The Madisonian (Virginia City, Mont.) 1873-1915, July 10, 1914, Image 1

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MUST BE REGISTERED. .. All parties who 'expect to vote at the coming primary and general elec • tons ,must be registered. Books for the primary election close July 25th. Those who registered for the 11'12 elections and have removed from the precinct in which they then resided, and those who failed to vote at the 1912 elections, must register again. VOL. XLI. VIRGINIA CITY; MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1914. No. 42 FOR REPRESENTATIM The statement of Charles A. Schott of Ruby, declaring himself a demo- cratic candidate in the primaries for 'state representative, has been Ned in the office of the county clerk and , recorder. Virginia City vs. Ennis next Sun- day. Crops Need -14 Mayor Duncan Shoots Finlander Attempts to Assassinate Butte's Mayor, But Was Shot Through the Stom- ach and Overpowered After Inflicting Several Severe Knife Wounds. Butte, July 6.—Following a second operation, made necessary by the breaking of the stitches in his wound, Erick Lantals, the Finlander who stabbed Mayor Lewis A. Duncan last Friday afternoon, died suddenly at at St. James hospital at 6:00 o'clock last evening. Lantala made no state- ment to the county attorney's office, but maintained to the last that he did not go to the mayor's office for the purpose of asking for the deport- - ation of Frank Altonen, the corres- - pondent of the Finnish newspaper .published in Michigan, Who since his arrival here recently has been in the limelight more or less. Lantala began to sink yesterday af- ternoon at 3:30 o'clock. An effort - was made to ,get Dr. Gust Pitkanen, who with Dr. C. H. Horst has been attending him, but this failed. At 4:30 o'clock Dr. Horst was called. He found that the tension caused by gas in the viscera had so distended the abdomen that the stitches made in the bpening by means of which the hole in Lantala's liver was sewed up had' broken, and the intestines .were partially out and lying on the abdo- men. He had lost considerable blood. Dr. Horst, failing to get in com- munication with Dr. Pitkanen and realizing that Xnptala's condition was precarious and replacement of the in- testines .was imperative; tailed Drs. S. E. Schwartz and Alfred Karstead. The three physicians did everything in their power to save Lantala, re- placing the intestines and closing up the wound, but the man died from the loss of blood and the shock. An autopsy was performed last -night by Drs. P. H. McCarthy and Pitkanen. It developed the facts with relation to location of the bullet - wound previously related. Earlier in the afternoon Lantala told a nurse that tt did not make any difference whetheihe had been in the right in the affair in the mayor's of- fice or not, that he would not receive a fair trial, and would be sent to the penitentiary. He believed that he would recover and made the state- ment that he Would be all right again in a couple of days. While in the hospital he maintained the same reticence ethic - erng hirii eel/ and his motives for visiting May- or Duncan that he assumed while at the emergency hospital. Little is known about his past life or family. He was born in Finland 38 years ago and had resided in Butte for eleven years. He worked at various mines and was last employed at the Tram- way. He had lived in America, it Is believed, about 43 years, having been two years in the east before coming to Montana. For several years he resided at 488 East Broadway, but had iiot been there for a couple of months. As far as is known he did not belong to any Finnish organiza- tion except the Finnish branch of the socialist party. Coroner Dan Drew was notified of his death and he visited the hospital and viewed the body. A search of the clothing worn by the man when admitted to the hospital failed to re- veal anything which would give a clue as to the identity of his relatives. The coroner stated that an inquest probably would be held, but the date had not been fixed last night. Mayor Duncan last night said he had no further statement regarding the shooting of Lantala to make. Through his son he announced that he had no comnt - thing to say concerning the death of the men who stabbed him in the scuffle in his office. Mr. Duncan is believed to be entirely out of danger, although he still suffers considerable pain from the wound in his neck, - which is the most sevefe. He did not rest as easily yesterday as he did Sunday, but is able to walk about, and it is believed soon will be able to resume his duties. The report that the weapon used by Lantala was a sharpened file, was denied yesterday by the police au- thorities, - who stated that it was a factory knife, evidently manufactur- ed abroad. - It is said to have 'been inscribed with the following words: \Matti Koski, Pegg Kawhaitt.\ The handle was of Wood and the blade was of shining, finely tempered steel. Blood stains on the blade are -preserved as evidence in case there is a coroner's inquest. Lantala's attempt on the life of the mayor took place Fedsty afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The Finn entered the mayor's office asking for depor- tation of Frank Aaltdnen, sPecial correspondent of the Tyornies (Work- man), a Finnish paper : published at Hancock, Mich., whici Mpions the L\ cause of the A. F. of •.\ and W. F. of M., saying that Aaonen would make trouble. The tin(yor inquired what kind of trouble, 'whereupon, ac- cording to the chief executive, the Finn said, \I show you,\ and, draw- ing a dirk, lunged at him. The mayor fired, wounding Lantalsi, but the Finn succeeded in stabbing'him three times before Alderman Henry Davis and L. A. Van Horne, who were attracted by the shots, overpowered him. COMMITTEE MEETING. A meeting of the democratic coun- ty central committee has been called for Saturday, August 1st, 1914, at the hour of 1:30 p. m., at The Madi- sonian office. The purpose of the meeting is to check up nominating petitions filed with the county clerk that any possible errors may be dis- covered, and to take means for hav- ing candidates file for' every place on the county ticket. Other business of importance wilrFe transacted, and a large attendance is desired. • CHARLES ICA:61MERER, Chairman. IRA COLE, Secretary, Motion pictures tomorrow night. Attend the ball game Sunday. ry Minneapolis, July 4.—The greatest crop moving proposition that the railroads centering in Ivlinneapolis ever have faced is before them this year in the form of a magnificent star.d of grain extending from the Mississippi river to Montana and from the Canadian line to Iowa and Nebraska. Record production and a heavy early movement to market that will bring new high figures are in- dicated. In the traffic offices of ev- ery road, persistent, continued effort will be started Monday to round up freight cars and \spot\ them in the country for grain loading. Seven roads that will move the great bulk of the crop of 1914 in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, South Dakota and northern Nebraska and Iowa, have a collective total -of 150,000 box -cars-- on their. systems. Everywhere these cars are in use and in many places on lines that do not come anywhere near Min- neapolis, as the Texas Pacific, Boston & Maine, New Haven, Union Pacific, Atchison, Pennsylvania, New York 'Central - , Erie and other southern and eastern lines, cars of the Great Nor- thern, Northern Pacific, Soo Line, Milwaukee, Chicago Great Western, Minneapolis & St. Louis and Omaha roads are standing. Sharp eyes will check each eastward loaded freight car from this time on, that they 14ay. 'not be lost or loaded from the east back to states in winter wheat ter- ritory where they might disappear for months. The great southwest, with its rec- ord winter wheat crop, is sending it to market already, and by mid July the winter wheat 'movement will be on in earnest. The great southwest wants freight cars, wants them bed- ly, and is glad to pay the per diem tax for their use, which is a mere nothing' compared with the earning power of a freight car when the farm- ers are shipping in the rush season. The great northwest, too, has a crop that promises to smash all prc- ducticin records. The great north- west has wheat and oats, and burley, winter rye already being cut, and other crops on the biggest total acre- age ever planted. If the crop stands up to harvest in anything like its present condition the handling of it will be a problem surpassing any- thing ever presented in the past. Minneapolis is calling in its freight cars. It must have them. Southward and westward great magnets, like' the states of Kansas, Missouri, Ok- vailable Car lahoma and Texas, are attracting cars. But from this time forward ev- ery loaded car that gets away from Minneapolis railroads to foreign rails will be checked and followed day by day with the idea that it shall come back again in time for placing at some northwest siding where country elevator men will be clamoring for cars to load out that they may con- tinue taking into their country eleva- tors of limited capacity the grain that the farmers will be bringing to town, and for which they will want the cash. Vice President W. P. Kenney of the Great Northern has the situation in hand for that system A o nd Vice Pres- ident J. .G. Woodworth is _directing the work for the Northern Pacific. Vice President. C. W. Huntington of the Minneapolis & St. Louis has been back and forth three times in The recent past between the South Dako- ta grain fields and New York, that he might impress upon eastern of- ficials of the road the necessity fol. great effort to provide sufficient roll- ing stock -Air. Huntingtas the biggest traffic problem before him that his road ever had to meet. Gen- eral Superintendent J. 4. Foster of the Milwaukee road is busy. The Omaha road, in southern Minnesota and South Dakota, will have a record _grain tonnage from all indications, and Vice Presdent J. T. Clark and General Manager A. W. Trenholm are in Minneapolis most of the time these days getting the situation in hand. \We are beginning the work of close hauling for crop -moving provis- ion,\ said President Edmund Pen- nington to the Soo line. \It looks like'a record crop along our lines. To this time the crop has stood almost perfect in the Zelda, and while it is still some time before harvest, with many possibilities for adversity, that stage has been reached where the situation is becoming definite. No matter what happens, it seems cer- tain now that we will have a big crop. If nothing very bad comes along in July, it will be by far the greatest ever raised along our lines. We still need every car that we can get to move it to market.\ The Great Northern has at this time, approximately 48,000 freight cars moving in trainloads over its system, standing awaiting . loads at sidetracks, awaiting unloading on in- dustry or Eitearn tacks irlthehands oft ' (Continued on page Six.) Very Patriotic Speech Montana's Senior Senator Makes a Stir- ring Plea for an Old Confederate Sol- dier Who Had Later Proved His Loyal- ty to the United States. En opposition to a pensions commit- tee amendment to the omnibus pen- sion bill, No.14546,proposing to strike from the bill the name of 'Edward C. - McDowell, for whom the bill carried a pension at the rate of $24 a month, Senator Myers of Montana Tuesday of last week made a patriotic „speech which resulted in the rejection of the committee amendment, although it was supported by Senator Smoot and 9ther metribers of - the - pensions 'com- mittee. ' The evidence in the case showed that McDowell served in the confed- erate army in the civil war, and later as a volunteer American soldier in the war with Spain. In the course of his remarks Sen- ator Myers said in part: \We hear a great deal nowadays about sinking the differences between the north and the south, wiping them out, overlooking former differences, putting all on the same footing, and all rallying about the old flag; and we hear much about the patriotism of the south in these days when the bloody differences of the gory past are supposed to have been wiped out. Now, here is a concrete example of it, a noble example. Here is a man who was born and raised in Kentucky, who lived in the south until the civil war broke out, who enlisted in the confederate army, who followed val- orously the varying fortunes of the stars and bars, who fought bravely, honorably and efficiently as I valiant soldier and good man for the lost cause until its starry banner droop- ed in defeat. He would not do other- wise, know, wherever his lot and his fortunes might be cast. He fought for the right as he saw it and in good faith surrendered when his cause was lost. After that, when the reunited country had a war with Spain, al- eactionaries Still Control ---- FAVORS GAME LAWS. Year by year people are learning the value of conserving the fast -dis- appearing game, and there 'are few- er violations of the game laws. Also the drastic measures which have :been pursued in prosecuting viola- tions of the game laws have awaken- ed in the public a sense of caution, which has been brought about, to a large extent by the activities of the deputy game wardens in all parts of Montana, was the opinion of J. L. DeHart, state gaine warden, who was et - the Finlen last evening, says The Butte Miner. • Mr. De Hart said so far this year there have been practically no viola- tions of the game laws, either in shooting or taking more than the re- quired limit of fish, or of attempting to get either without a, license. • Public sentiment is gradually fav- oring sparing the game out of sea- son, and the man who )oasts of be- ing a game hog finds few admirers. To get one big fish is now considered far greater sport than to bring in a catch of little ones. The streams in this state are well' stocked with fish of ,geveral kinds this year, and the disofnlas of Izaak Walton - are - enjoying the sport -to -its full extent. The epglers' clubs in several cities are now getting a re- turn on their efforts d a few seasons past, when they restOttAthestreame, The outlook for theleitelered game is the best this season in many years, added the state game warden. Grouse, prairie chickens, pheasants and similiar game la ypry plentiful and the prospects' this season are for a very good shootint season. The local hatch of wild ducks is al- so very good this season. QUARTZ LOCATION. Hannah lifiCauley has made filing for the Hiawatha lod,e,elaim, Rabbit district The Republican Organization Is Now In The Hands of the Old Guard Whose Members Have _a Strong Desire to Come Back—Situation In Different States. 4' Washington, July 6.—One of the interesting phases of political devel- opnient - which has \ appeared - 1\fi con- nection with the approaching cam- paign is the fact that the members of the \Old Guard,\ the original stand - patters, are crawling forth from their hiding places and taking observations on the situation. They are beginning to display all the activities of the down and outer trying to come back. These sly old fellows have been keeping painfully silent since the democratic cyclone hit them, until now, when they seem to be exhibiting signs of returning animation. They -are seeking to gather up the.seattered remnants of the republican party and to rehabilitate themselves upon its ruins. The reasen is that they con- stitute about eirthere - U - thart - eitiiiitia of the G. 0. P. Those so-called pro- gressive republicans who survived the wreck of two years ago have been drifthig along aimlessly, sometimes flirting with, the party progressives and sometimes endeavoring to go it alone, and getting nowhere. They are beginning to realize that they must connect up with tité old guard, for the latter are the eiletodians of the republican, money bags and still con- trol what there is left of the old or- ganization. SO the ,old reactionaries are the fellows wholare coming back into command of therepublicanparty. Evidence 9f this fact is to be found 'on every hand. In New York the deft hand of \Boss\ Barnes is quietly manipulat- ing affairs and the ticket which the republicans of that , state will name this fall bear-the--imprint-of--his 0. K. Just whom Barnes will put for- ward is not determined; the game is one in which moves must be made carefully, but things in the Empire state are shaping themselves, or being. shaped, so that the Albany dictator will rule. Senator Root has made it plain that he will not be a candidate for re-election. Standpatter that he is, he well knows that in a campaign for election to the United States sen- ate by popular vote he would\ not stand as much chance as a five -cent cake of ice would of maintaining its solidity on the equator. Hence Elihu will draw the curtain upon his polit- ical career at the close of his present term. But Barnes will see to --it that the republican nominee is one of his type in. politics if not in ability. Representative William M. Calder is just now the most conspicuous among those who have been mention- ed asi the republican candidate to suc- ceed Root. Calder is the only repub- lican in the house from the twenty- three districts of Greater Neal, York. He is a pronounced stemdpatter and reactionary, which in itself is evi- dence that that element of the party is endeavoring to get into the repub- lican saddle. In Pennsylvania the old guard has .routedthe .progressive republicans and captured the organization\ corn - (Continued on rage Two.) • PORTLAND:MARKETS. Receipts for the week have been: Cattle, 1,782; calves, 28; hogs, 4,018; sheep, 8 ) 859. Cattle—An extraordinarily heavy run of cattle the first of the week, 63 cars being unloaded, half of these being from California points. Sev- eral cars of fed stuff sold at $7.50; grass steers, $7.25; cows, $6.00 to $6.25; spayed heifers, $6.75; price on bulls ranging frgm $4.00 to '4.50. Hogs—Swine lç opened firm and remained unchan d to the end of the week's period; $8 was the av- erage top price, With recpiptirerfair volume. Sheep—Sheep house action was ne- ver more brisk for the month of June than it has been forthelaat few days. The movement to market attained large proportions, with receipts climbing up around 9,000 for the five days. Top grades of sheep and lambs in good demand and prices steady with last week. Top yearlings, $5; two -year -olds, $4.75; ewes, $4.25; lambs, $6. Representative sales as follows: - 37 steers, 1,045, at $7.50; 53 steers, 1,144, at $7.30; 41 steers, 1,332, at $7.15; 340 steers, 1,203 at $7; 17 hogs192 at $8.10; 96 hogs, 198, at $S.05; 763 hogs, 206, at 48; 247 hotte, 181, at $7.95; 4 cows, 1,977, at $6.50; 34 cows, 1,099, at $6.25; 45 cows, 1,- 095 at $6; 15 cows, 1,016, at $5.85; I bull, 1,270 at $6; I stag, 1,336 at $5.50; 19 heifers, 1,019 at $6.76; 3 calves, 180, at $8; 625 lambs (o. c.) 69, at $6.25; 334 lambs, 62, at $6; 20 wethers, 115, at $4.85; 21 ewes, 100, at $54.25; 175 yearlings, 88, at $4.85. LITTLE SON ARRIVES. Dr. H. Holmson of Ennis reports the birth of a son on July 5th to Arthur Nelson and Jane Roberts Nel- Son of Ennis. Attend the ball game Sunday. .. though that man, that gallant ex -con- federate, must have been 59 years of age at the time, he responded to the call of his country, shouldered his 'mus'ket and entered the United States army as a volunteer and served his country in its hour of need with the same courage, gallantry, and devotion as he served the confederacy—served his country when it needed help just as much as it did during the dark days -of -the -civil -war. Think of iti _ An ex -confederate, 69 years of age, shouldering a musket and rushing to the defense of his endangered country at the first bugle call. \Here is a chance to show that this country is reunited in spirit as well as in `name, in 'patriotism as well as in fact; that all differences have been 'sunken. Do you know of a nobler instance? Do, you know' of a better chance? TIfia is a chance to recognize in a 'feeble way the well known and splendid patriotism, the devoted loyalty which the south feels today toward the old flag— patriotism and loyalty hot surpassed in any section of this broad country, from the Atlantic, to the Pacific. It stirs my heart with pride to think of .L -think here '-is a splendid .eha'neer tb .ithnitteti - the generous feelings of our government for its latl foes who wore the gray. It is an extraordinary opportunity, as this old confederate soldier has shown that he has a patriotism, a loyalty, a devotion for the common country and the old flag which respond to the call of his country w!ienever it is in the hour of danger and dice distress, and which age cannot d:rn nor time quench. His ....patrieism, loyalty' and devotion to 'the country burn as brightly today and his heart beats as strongly in his breast, as did the ardor of youth coirse in his veins when, in his _young manhood, he cast his fortunes with the -rising star of the southern confederacy. Can you think of it without 'a thrill of pride? \I think, under all the circum- stances, with great kindness of feel-. ing for the senate committee, which is doing its duty as it sees fit, that this committee amendment ought to be rejected and I hope it will be. 'Vote it down and you will reward In hon- orable man for valiant service to his country in the hour of need. I be- lieve you will. I believe you are go- ing to give an illustration of ,the fact that all differences between the north and the south are wiped out, and of the generous eelings of the national government toward its late foes of the, south. I hope the committee arAendinent will be defeated. I ap- peal to you to defeat it.\ GOOD INVESTMENTS. The lot hate - at Harrison - conduct- ed by A. A. Bridges was an unquali- fied success; says The Bozean Chron- icle. Something like 125 lots were sold at good prices. P. S. Dorsey of Three Forks bid in the first lot of- fered, lot 13, block 6, for $200, which was the top mark for the sale. The next lots bought were lots 36 and 37, block 8, at $15t each, purchased by W. Robinson who lives in the vicinity. The prices ran down from these fig- ures to the last sold which brought from $40 to $50 each. There were in all about 500 people present. The bid- ding -on the lots was lively all the time, the crowd interested and good humored, the barbecue an unqualified Success in all wayin TEACH TEACHERS TO PLAY. Miss Daisy Forrest, director of the play ground work in connection with the summer school at the Montana state college at Bozeman, has the playground well organized and many teachers are taking the course of lectures and are assisting in the sir- pervision of the playground. A play' school will be held on the afternoon of July 8th. Today's growingoccount at this bank forecasts a money earning in- vestment next year. Southern Mon- tana Bank, Ennis, Mont.--Adv.

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