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s! Vielitr Is the Knowldges
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dt Posemme-te Story of
The proaeedings in the Chinese boy
cott investigation before Examiner
Blake yesterday were interesting, made
so chiefly by the amount of knowledge
some of the witnesses did not possess I
and the active forgetfulness exercised
by some minds. John Rudman, a 1
German baker, testified that he be
longed to no labor union, but knew
Dr. Rule Pock, one of the Chinese
ldailtffs, and had used some of his I
"Stow often did you buy his medi
efte?' asked Colonel Sanders.
"Oh, I don't know."
"Naif a dosen times?"
"Perhaps, I believe."
About a year ago, he said, he be
longed to the Bakers' union, and was
aeti0ed that he should not trade with
the Chinese, and that no one had a
-iht to trade with a Chinaman.
"Were you ever fined for trading
ith the Chinese?"
"I was fined, but not about Chin
"How much were you fined?"
"For working overtime."
"Did you ever tell anybody that you
werd buying from the Chinese?"
"No, I tell no one. I scared every
time I go in, Fraid someone see me
trade with Chinaman and I get fined."
"Why were you told that you did not
bve the rig~t to trade with the Chin
"Because they were boycotted by all
,te snions, and the bakers go with
"What are you working at now?"
"I work nothing, only work on a jury
at the court house."
"Did they fine you for working over
time on the jury?"
"How lo*' did you work when you
"Tea hours a day."
"That was contrary to the rules of
"Di you pay the fine."
"?es, I paid it, but did not like to."
Guy X. Platt was called to the wit
ness rtld ~ld. produced a file of the
Butte Bytandl,. which he had been
ordered to bring. Colonel Sanders said
he wanted time to examine the papers
before questioning Mr. Platt further,
and the witness was excused.
General John A. Leggatt, the next
witness, testified as to his knowledge
of the Chinese boycott. He said he had
seen banners and boycott notices dis
tributed, and that during the boycott
he occasionally took a meal at Hum
Pay's Palace restaurant on West Park
.atreet. He saw the boycotters stand in
front of the restaurant and stop people
fre-m going in. One of them accosted
him as he was about to enter the res
"What did they say to you?"
"The told me not to go In there, as
the place was boycotted. They told me
to get'my meal somewhere else."
"What did you say in reply?"
"I replied to them that It was none
of their - - business, or something
"What did they say in answer to
"The substance of it was that if I
went in I would be boycotted myself.'
"What response did you make to
"I told them to go to -, and that if
they Interfered with me again I'd have
trouble with them."
S"What effect did the boycott have on
the business of the resaurant?"
".The business diminished very
W. C. Dierkes, lessee of the upper
floors of the Beaver block, in which
building in front of the Silver Bow Na
tional bank, next took the stand.
"What do you know in reference to a
boycott being placed on the Beaver
"Three men called at the office and
left some dodgers there, and handed
one to Mr. Marchesseau and called his
atftention to it and asked him to dis
charge the Chinese employed in the
building. He handed the dodger to me
attWe the men had gone out."
The witness did not remember what
there was on the notice or by what
union it had been published.
"Did you do anything with reference
to your Chinese help?"
"I did not."
"Was anything further said to you
Aythlint you could wish for In a hand
ases. swell and nobby hat you can find.
l sur select stock. Including the cele
9i 8 6 sri nSprbys I 98
Of high and mledium grades. All the ap.
pIeed spring styles and shades.
BABCOCK (' CO.
msda F uvrehr. nU s.l
"ito; hut I sw a ciri Riui that
contalniag tlwnames of anDll io
were boycotted fdr ems ,,ag e
help. The Beaver llook we' s thong
the number. The cards weres dtlt
ed about the city and had' the .Dame
of the Cooks and Walters' unloe to it."
The witness said he had Madttood
that the only -parts ofat e fldilng
that were boycotted were the lolies
and lodging rooms, as that was the
only place where Chinese were em
ployed. He did not Know that the 811
ver Bow National bank had also been
M. W. Sills. who said he was a news
paper men and recording secretary of
the Silver Bow Traded and Labor as
aembly then took the stand. Colonel
Sanders asked him concerning the lost
record book of the assembly containing
the accounts of the assembly pro
ceedings for December. 116, and Jan
uary, 'ebruary and March, 1817, but
he was not secretary at the time and
knew nothing about them.
"What newspaper are you with?"
asked Judge Baker.
"I am editor of the Bystander."
Mr. Sills had been subpoenaed to
produce the records of the assembly,
but he said he had been served with
the subpoena only a few minutes be
fore, and had not time to get the books.
He also pleaded that he was very sick.
and had just come from his bed. His
appearance indicated that he was ill,
and he was exeused for the day.
William R. Martin, a second-hand
dealer, and one of the defendants in
the injunction suit, was the next wit
ness called. Before going into the sec
ond-hand business, and during the
height of the boycott, he conducted a
restaurant at 27 South Main street.
"What labor organisation do you be.
"I don't belong to any labor organi
"What do you know in reference to
any attempt being made to prevent
persons from patronising the .Chinese
and their business in Butte?"
"I don't know of any such thing."
"What do you know about an at
tempt being made to boycott the Chin
"I don't know; I don't remember."
"Did either yourself or anyone else
make any attempt, to your own knowl
edo. I don't remember making any
"Did you see or hear anything that
indicated that such an attempt was be
"No, I did not; only what I heard
about it on the streets."
"Did you have any knowledge of
anything else, or hear of any attempt
to boycott or drive the Chinese out of
Butte or prevent persons from patron
izing the Chinese?"
"I don't remember anything like that
coming to my knowledge."
"Were you in town during the last
three months of 1896 and the first three
months of 1897?"
"And you are ignorant of all such
"Yes, I am ignorant at present of
any attempt to boycott."'
"I suppose you ~would be surprised to
learn that there was such an attempt?"
asked Colonel Sanders, but Mr. Wines
objected to the remark and the colonel
The witness was asked as to what he
knew about boycott notices and dodg
ers distributed about the city.
"I was called up here rather sud
denly," he replied, "and I don't remem
ber much of anything."
"Do you think you would remember
any more if you had not been called
"I don't know if I would or not."
"Were you not appointed a member
of a committee whose duty It was to
boycott the Chinese, and did you not
act on such committee?"
"Not in reference to the Chinese that
I can remember."
"Who was with you on that commit
"' don't remember."
"W.ere you not advised that you were
one of a committee to confer with other
committees or persons about the boy
"I don't remember being advised by
anyone in reference to the Chinese."
"Did you not act with Harry Mor
gan and others on such a committee?"
"I don't remember of any committee
of that kind."
"What other committee did you act
"I can't remember that I acted on
any committee. I was not long in the
"You were in there long enough to
"If I was appointed I don't know: I
Martin was asked about the meet
Ings held In Baker's restaurant by del
egates from the different labor organ- 1
isations. He said he had attended one
meeting, hut that it was only an "in
"That is, it was not' opened with
prayer." suggested Colonel Sanders.
"Did you attend such a meeting?"
"We congregated there," said the
witness, "in reverence to getting work
for some unemployed women.
"Whw was there besides yourself?"
"I can't tell; I don't remember."
"What was said by any one?"
"' can't say-I couldn't remember of
anything-something about unemploy
ed women-I can't recall-I couldn't
tell-I don't believe any actual work
"Did you have a list of the unem
"It seems to me there was a list. as
far as my recollection goes."
"So you are beginning to recollect
now, are you?" asked Colonel Sand
Martin said that the names of one
or two women were mentioned.
"Do you want It put down that all
these men met there to get work for
"I don't care what you put down."
"Well, what was said or done at the
"I don't remember."
"Yes. you have said that before."
"And I'll stick to it."
After a number of other questions
had been asked the witness, each of
which he answered with. "I don't re
member," he finally recollected that
he attended two meetings.
"And the two women were still on
your hands but you did nothing about
"! can't remember."
A. A. Sandahl. of the firm of Sandahl
& Taylor, had been subpoenaed to
bring a cash-book, and he was put on
the stand and produced a book. but
Colonel Sanders said it was not the
one he wanted. and Mr. Sandahl was
excused and instructed to bring the
honk this morning. Mr. Martin was
"What was the last thing that Mr.
Martin forgot?" asked c('lonelr Sanders
of the stenogrnr her. and Mr. Cooper
i read the last anlswer given by the \\it
ness. in which he accompanied a man
named Dougherty to attend th.'e meet
inr at the restaurant.
"I"Hiow does I) ,ugh''rty si,'lt his
..I don't know ."
1 "W'hat is his hrst nuaut'?"
Me?¶ its . 4bi' mowo; I anrt not
ey part In the meet
"I don't know; I don't remember."
"Di1 Mr. Welden take any part in
"' don't e'"ember"
"Did George M. Sherman take any
part m1 *tti
"I don't remember him being there."
"YoQ dLdi't take any part in it,
Dougbrtydlidn't take any part ln It,
Wede gn't take any part in it:
now, who did take part in the meet
"I don't msay that they didn't take
ag part in It. I don't remember."
"how do you know the meeting was
for the purpose of securing employ
ment for girls?"
"Dougherty told me to come over."
"What else did he tell you?"
"I don't remember."
"W hat did you say, or what did you
do at the meeting?"
"I didn't say much. I talked with
Dougherty most of the time?"
"Well, now, what did you talk to
"About the price of molasses."
The witness was inclined to be an
gered by the general laugh that fol
lowed the answer.
"These men have no right to laugh
at you," said Mr. Sanders.
"That's what we did talk about,"
said Martin. "I remember it well, be
cause I told him the price of the syrup
and he said he had paid more than
that for it, and he went down and
spoke to Booth about it, and Booth told
me about it the next day. That's why
I remember it so well."
Martin said so far as he knew the
meeting was simply to consider the
question of unemployed girls, and he
didn't believe the word "Chinese" was
mentioned at the meeting.
"What is your best Impression as to
whether the Chinese were mentioned?"
"About Chinese? I never had any
impression about them."
The witness said that at the second
meeting he attended some stranger
was speaking. The man was some
what excited and talked about the un
"What else did he speak about?"
"I don't remember."
"Did he offer a remedy for the prob
lem of the unemployed girls?"
"No; remedies seemed to be lack
The witness said he had been $
member of the Hotel and Restaurant
Keepers' association, but he did not
belong to it more than a month alto
"When did you cease to be a mem
"When the association busted up."
"When did it 'bust' up?"
"I don't remember."
"When did you first become a mem
ber of it?"
"I don't remember that, either."
"Where is Mr. Dougherty now?"
"I don't know."
Martin denied that he was one of
the men who stood in front of Dr. Huie
Pock's place and warned people not to
go in the store or patronise the Chin
ese, and he did not remember ever see
ing anyone else stand there. He also
denied that he ever stood in front of
the Palace restaurant.
"Who did stand in front of that res
taurant engaged in that business?"
"I don't know that anyone ever did."
"Did you ever see anyone standing
"I might hIave seen somepne st.td
ing there, but I don't remember."
"Were you ever at the Hum Fay
"Inside? Not that I remember of."
"Were you ever on the outside?"
"Not on any such business as you
have reference to."
Colonel Sanders turned to Dr. Hule
Pock and Hum Pay and asked them
if they knew Martin, and both replied
that they did.
"Do you know Charles Slayton?"
"When did you last see him."
"I don't remember."
membered seeing him?"
"What is his business?"'
"Where was he employed?"
"He worked for me a while."
"How long did he work for you?"
"I don't Just remember."
"That is. you never kept a stop
watch on him, but about how long did
he work for you?"
"About four weeks."
"Between 1896 and 1897."
"There are no four weeks between
1896 and 1897," suggested Colonel San
"Well, it must have been in 1896."
"Do you know that there was a boy
cott on the Will house?"
"Do you know of a boycott on the
Chinese of Butte?"
That concluded the testimony of the
witness of the active forgetfulness, and
J. H. Hasselberger. a grocery clerk,
was called. Mr. Hasselberger was a
member of the Clerks' assembly about
a year ago, and he said in answer to
questions asked by Colonel Sanders
that he had never heard the Chinese
question discussed in the assembly,
and denied that he ever made a request
on Dr. Gunn that he should discharge
his Chinaman, and did not tell him
that his name had been brought up in
the Clerks' assembly. He simply told
the doctor that he had heard that he
was one of a number who employed
Chinese. but did not tell him to dis
"I did not tell him that. because It
was none of my business." said Has
"You just mentioned it to him In a
social way and with no particular ob
"Yes: probably because I had noth
ing else to say."
James It. Thompson. the next wit
ness, testified that for two years prior
to a few weeks ago he was employed
at the Silver Bow National bank. One
day during the boycott activity a man
came to the bank and said he was
sorry, but he had to withdraw his de
posit. because the bank was in bad
standing on account of the fact that
Cashier Harrington and Mr. Marches
seau, one of the owners of the build
ing. employed Chinese to do their
washin., lie took his money out. Mr.
Thollmpson did not remnlmbler the name
of the manl, bult thouicht it was Reed.
head cook at the lciD'rmot t lotel.
O. K. Lewis. lpresident of the hank.
also testitled Rahnt the withirawal of
the cook's dkeposit.it l! n''t a commit
tee of the Cooks and Waite'rs' union at
the banlk the nIext rlnl'n and had a
talk with th'.in. 'They -aid Mr. 1ar
rington was Ioycotte.d and .consequent
ly thetv blov-otted the lbank also. The
mI en stemed to go away satisfled with
Ithe conversationl they had, andl tile
" man who had withdrawn lils money re
turned it to the bantk. The commltnitter
said they would see that the boycott
At the conclusion ,. Mr T.L"wls s tes
timony court adjotu inud for the day.
Youas eCiome rv r9u
8 prison Cell.
HE O10,D THE ARICKS
FoInd bis Wap 'Through a Man HelS
in the Igewtak-His plight Was
Not Dirrered Until in
John William., alias Montgomery,
the 1i-yest**t boy arrested by Police
Officer Teage, night befote last, On
the suppositlon that he was an escape
from the Stle Reform school, made
his escape from the city jail some time
before daylight yesterday morning. The
manner in which the tough youth
effected his escape, proves him to be a
clever young rogue. When Montgon
ery was taken to the city prison the
cells were full of tough citisens and
Night Jailer 8lil Levy thinking it best
to keep the bd out of their company,
locked him up In the cell which is used
as a dungeon, When one is required.
The cell has an electric light, and, Is
only a dark cell when the light is net
allowed to be used. Otherwise it is fLt
ted like the other cells and is just- U
comfortable. In view of thisgfaot, and
as stated, considering it better to keep
the boy absent from the other prisoners
than to allow him to mingle with
them, he was placed in the cell.
A year or so ago, three prisoners who
had been locked in the cell, which is on
the Broadway side of the city hall
building with a barred window opening
into the vacant space under the side
walk where coal is stored, effecoted
their escape by digging through the
brick wall over the window and climb
ing up through the manhole in the
sidewalk. The brickl those prisoners
removed, it is claimed. had never been
properly replaced, and young Mont
gomery seems to have been aware of
the fact or to have remembered the
escape of the other prisoners, for he
was not long in finding the defect in
the wall. He had been permitted the
use of the electric light and, drawing
the iron bed up to the window, he
climbed up on the headrail and by so
doing was able to reach the spot
where the other prisoners had dug the
hole. The bricks must have been loose,
as there are noevidences of the youthful
prisoner having had anything to work
with. At all events he succeeded in
removing a brick or two, and then it
was no difficult matter to take out
enough more to make a hole big
enough to crowd through. Succeeding
in this he got through the hole and
dropped to a pile of rubbish, from
which he stepped to the ground. Grop
Ing around in the dark he found a pole
with which he ,poked the cover off the
manhole in the walk from its plate and
climbing up the stoie wall reached the
manhole and made his escape.
Some time after 6 o'clock OffiCer
Walsh came along and found the man
hole open and, SaUposing the firemen
had been doing saie work and care
lessly left the hdie open. he closed it
up, and thought nothing more of the
matter and there was no suspicion of
anything amiss until about 9 o'clock,
when Chief .Mulholand, who had been
informed of Montgomery's arrest and
that he was wanted aq an escap~e from
the reform school, went to the jail to
talk with the boy with the intention of
satisfying himself he was the boy
wanted, and, if so, of telegraphing to
Upon unlocking the cell door, Chief
Mulholland was astonished at what he
saw, and quickly sent word to all the
patrolmen to be on the lookout for the
boy, but he has not yet been found.
It appears that Montgomery is not
really an escape from the reform
school, but that was no fault of his.
About two years ago, he and another
tough youth from Butte got into
trouble at Melrose for committing a
theft, and were sentenced to the re
form school in the district court in
Beaverhead county. The sheriff of the
county started for Miles City with the
youthful prisoner, and on the way
went to sleep while waiting in a rail
way station for a train. Young Mont
gomery took his gun away from him
and together the two boys made their
escape and were never captured.
Police Officer Teague, when he saw
Montgomery on the street, being cog
nizant of the facts and supposing he
was still wanted, took him into cus
tody. From the fact that Montgomery
had a lot of skeleton keys in his pos
session, the -police are of the opinion
that he has had a hand in the numer
ous petty robberies that have been re
ported of late.
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