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The Kalispell Bee.
VOL. I. NO. 04.
KALISPELL, MONTANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1900.
TRI - WEEKLY
Fearful Thanksgiving Calam
ity In Frisco.
THE ROOF FELL IN
Precipitating Football Spectators Onto a
Redhot Furnace -Fourteen
San Francisco, Nov. 30.—Fourteen
persons met a horrible death and S3
were painfully injured by the col
lapse of the roof of a glass factory
on which they were standing.
The victims were watching the foot
ball game between the Leland Stan
ford and University of California
teams when the roof beneath them
gave way, precipitating them to the
floor of the factory. Some of the
fell upon the furnaces and one, of un
known identity, was burned almost ta
The crash of the falling roof was
heard a great distance away and thou
sands of people hurried to the scene.
Messages were sent to the city re
ceiving hospital and the morgue and
all the available ambulances were
hurried to the spot. At the central
receiving hospital at 1 o'clock five of
the injured had been received. At the
time of the accident there was but
one attendant at the hospital and he
was unable to attend all the cases as
they came in. A summons was sent
out immediately calling upon doctors
in the neighborhood to come to the
hospital. Owing to the confusion ex
isting at that time, the name of but
one of the injured had been learned,
and that one was A1 Essenann, who
was frightfully cut about the head and
The crowd was gathered upon the
roof of a building directly over the
furnace of the glass works. When
the roof collapsed the occupants were
precipitated upon the heated top and
rolled off. Fully forty were injured,
nearly all of them seriously.
Seven of the dead are boys, rang
ing in age from ten to fifteen years.
They were found lying in a row and
most of them were badly mangled.
There were no fewer than 200
persons on the roof when it collapsed,
and of these 83 went down. Those
who were fortunate enough to be on
a solid section of the building scurried
down and helped remove the injured.
The heat of the furnace was so in
tense, however, that to many no as
sistance could be rendered and they
roasted to death.
Two hundred yards away were 20,
000 persons watching the football
game, and when the news came there
was intense excitement among them.
The ushers went calling for doctors,
and many surgeons hurriedly left the
The sufferers were taken to various
hospitals. The Southern Pacific hospi
tal, about two blocks from the glass
works, was overcrowded and many of
the injured had to be sent to St. Luke's
the receiving hospital.
ON THE GRIDIRON.
Result of the Thanksgiving Foot Ball
ena, Nov. 30.—The Butte High
School defeated the Helena High
School. Score: Helena 11; Butte 0.
The game was devoid of splendid
plays. Most of the gains were made
through the line, and the first touch
down was made in three minutes. The
game was delayed by wrangling. Ref
eree Perry B. Benson, Butte; umpire,
Charles Yeager, Helena.
San Francisco, Nov. 30. — Stanford
won from Berkley; 5 to 1.
Chicago, Nov. 29.—Chicago Univer
sity defeated Michigan; 15 to 0.
Rock Island, 111., Nov. 29.—The
Northwestern University played a tie
game with Iowa; 5 each.
Columbus, O., Nov. 29.—The Has
kell Indians forfeited to Ohio Medical,
name broke up in a row.
Kansas City, Nov. 29.—The Univer
sities of Kansas and Missouri played
a tie game; 6 to 6.
Lincoln, Neb. Nov. 29.—Minnesota,
20; Nebraska, 12. Hard fought game.
New York. Nov. 29.—Columbia de
feated the Carlisle Indians to-day in a
hardly contested game before 25,000
people; 17 to 0.
Philadelphia, Nov. 29.—In a slow
same the University of Pennsylvania
won from Cornell today. Neither
eleven was in good condition, but the
Pennsy hoys had a walk away. Score
27 to 0. Attendance 25,000.
Salt Lake, Nov. 29.—Salt Lake
high school 34. East Denver school 0.
Wichita, Kain., Nov. 29.—The Friends
university beat Fairmount college
here today by a score of 11 to 6.
Portland, Nov. 29.—University of
Oregon 0; Multnomah Athletic club 0.
Topeka, Kan., Nov. 29. — Washburn
university 16; Ottawa university 0.
FOR THE LAST TIME.
Father Lacombe Says Pope Leo is
Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 29. — The
Rev. Father Lacombe, who returned
from Rome a short time ago, is in the
city on his way to his mission field in
the Canadian northwest. Regarding
the pope's condition he said:
"Yes, the end is near. The holy
father's health was very poor when 1
saw him a few weeks ago. He re
ceived me as usual and questioned me
concerning my mission, in which he
seemed to take a great interest, but I
could not help observing a great
change had taken place since last I
"He appeared thin and emaciated,
and his voice had a hollow ring. He
was so feeble, so feeble in fact, that
he could not move about without as
sistance. The audience continued for
upwards of a quarter of an hour, and
at its. conclusion the holy father
blessed me and those whom I might
bless on my return. As he left the
audience chamber I felt that I had
seen the pope for the last time."
CALLED BY APPOINTMENT.
President of Panama Sees Secretary
Washington. Nov. 30.—President
Hastings, of Panama, called by ap
pointment on Secretary Hay today
and had a long talk with him touching
on the prospects of the Panama canal
as effected by probable legislation at.
the approaching session of congress.
It is evidently the intention of the ad
ministration to press canal legislation
upon congress earnestly and speedily
from the beginning of the session. It
is expected that before final action
can be had in the senate upon the
pending house bill, providing for the
construction of the Nicaraguan canal
the executive branch of the govern
ment will have succeeded in removing
certain obstacles which now lie in the
course of the pending Hay-Pauncefote
treaty. If this latest convention
should be ratified the administration
influence will be exerted in favor of
the pending bill.
SHOT AT A DOG
And Hit His Brother, Who Has the
Bullet In His Stomach.
Missoula, Nov. 30.—James Jones,
aged 20 years, son of J. L. Jones, of
Florence, was accidently shot Thurs
day night while going home from Lo
lo. A party of young people had been
to a dance and were going home in a
light wagon, Jones' brother, George W.
was driving while James Jones sat in
the hack seat. A dog barked at the
team and George drew his revolver
and shot at the dog, but missed and
the bullet struck the right shoulder
of James, and passed down the right
side of his body entering the stomach.
Young Jones is not epected to pull
ONE OF THEM "PEACHED.'
To Save Himself—Others Will Get
Spokane, Nov. 30.—The three men
arrested here and believed to have
been implicated in the safe blowing
at Thompson Falls a few weeks ago.
They gave the names J. J. Adams,
John Manning and John Orr. The
men were arrested on another charge,
but Orr turned state's evidence. The
other two will receive heavy sen
NINE NEW CASES.
Great Uneasiness in Butte About the
Butte, Nov. 30.—Nine new cases of
smallpox were reported in Butte today.
Uneasiness prevails, and extreme pre
cautions will be taken to prevent
the spread of the disease. The
pest house is full. The jail, from
which a patient was removed, still re
mains in quarantine.
Foxy Faug. Heinze.
Helena, Nov. 30.—F. A. Heinze to
day awarded the contract for the sink
ing of a 100-foot shaft on his bonded
copper property west of town, H. R.
Davies got the contract. If nothing
is struck, Heinze will sink further.
Serious Family Row In a
Butte Lodging House.
MAY NOT RECOVER.
Mother-in-Law Appears On the Scene
With a Gun. But It Would
Not Go Off.
Butte, Nov. 30.J. V. Cunningham,
proprietor of the Cash lodging house,
plunged an 8-inch knife into the body
of his wife, this morning, and, as ho
supposed, left her in a dying condi
tion. The assault was the result of
a family row. There is hope that, the
lady will recover from the wounds in
flicted. Mrs. Cunningham is reported
a sdoing well today, with all chances
in favor of her recovery, but it is im
possible to tell with certainty at the
present time just what the result will
be. According to the story told by
Cunningham, immediately after the
stabbing, he returned to his home near
the big Butte at about 2 o'clock this
morning and his wife asked where
he had been. He tried to tell her.
but she asked if he was not at a res
taurant with two women. He answered
he was not, and told her where he had
eaten. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham
have two children, one five years old
and the other eight months. Cunning
ham stooped over to take the oldest
boy out of the bed, as he did so his
wife hit him over the head with some
kind of an instrument and almost
knocked him insensible. He says he
turned around and his wife struck him
again. When he saw his wife strike
at him the second time, he says he
drew a knife and struck with it at
his wife's heart. As soon as his wife
saw he had a knife she called for her
mother who was in the next room, and
the latter came into the room, lint
getting sight of the knife, left immed
iately. Cunningham stabbed his wife
twice and made a third pass, but she
fell and escaped the last blow. At this
moment his mother-m-law entered the
room with a revolver and snapped it
at him, but it failed to explode. He
then took the boy and left with him,
leaving the hoy with Mr. Walsh, a
neighbor, and also gave Walsh his
knife, he then went to the jail and
gave himself up. He will be kept in
jail until Mrs. Cunningham's condition
MORMON ELDERS ABUSED.
Whipped and Ducked In a Horse Pond,
Salt Lake, Nov. 30.—Advices re
ceived from Temesvar, South Hun
gary, record rough treatment received
there by two Mormon elder missionar
ies from Salt Lake. The two elders
had hardly commenced to enunciate
their views on polygamy, when the
audience stormed the platform and
ejected the pair from the hall. One of
them was compelled to run a gauntlet
composed of 300 irate citizens armed
with sticks, straps or knotted cords
and hob-naied shoes. He was after
wards stripped to the waist and
thrashed by a half-dozen matrons. The
other was ducked in a horse pond.
Finally, the two elders were rescued
by the police. The minister of the in
terior has resisted further attempts
by Mormons to proselyte.
CZAR GETTING BETTER.
Russian Autocrat Winning His Fight
New York, Nov.—30.—A message
from Livadia says: "Improvement of
the czar continues as shown by the
following bulletin, issued by his physi
cians this morning: "The czar passed
an excellent day yesterday and slept
very well last night. His majesty's
condition is very satisfactory. At 9
o'clock last night his temperature was
97.5; pulse 60. This morning his tem
perature was 96.4; pulse 62."
Exhaustion and Alcoholism.
Butte, Nov. 30.—Coroner Brown and
jury have investigated the death of
Peter Auer, whose real name was'
Sasstminen, who was fouhd dead in a
tailor shop in East Park street. It was
thought that there had been foul play,
but the evidence went to show that
death resulted from natural causes.
Verdict "death from exhaustion and
Governor Smith Extends Executive
Helena, Nov. 30.—Governor Smith
today pardoned William Howard, con
victed at Missoula in April, 1896, of
burglary and sentenced to three years,
hut who escaped from the penitentiary
in ...98, and was afterwards sen
tenced in the court of Deer Lodge
county to serve six years. Thirty days
diminution went to the following;
John O'Neil, sentenced from Silver
l!ow county in February, 1900, one
year for burglary; Oscar Askin, Octo
ber, 1899, two years, from Silver Bow,
for forgery; J. C. Murray Choteau,
one year March 1900. tor forgery;
sixty days reduction to .lohn McNed,
Choteau county, 1898, for grand lar
ceny, three years.
Case of the Girls Accused of Stealing
Butte, Nov. 30.—The trial of the
case of the State against .lean Carle
ton and Vivian Long was resumed in
Judge Clancy's court this morning,
hut will not he finished until some
time tomorrow. The cross examina
tion of the witnesses for the prosecu
tion, who claim to have seen the de
fendants pick from the road the pocket
book containing the jewels and money,
which caused the charge of grand lar
ceny to he placed against them was
very thorough. The attorney for the
defense did not permit any points in
their interest to escape.
CHINKS GROW FEWER.
In Montana and Idaho Says Commis
Helena, Nov. 30.— J. W. Hathaway,
Chinese inspector for Montana and
Idaho, says the number of Chinese in
Montana is growing less. A few
years ago there were 25,000 Chinese
in Montana, now there are not more
than half that number. He believes
the strict regulations imposed on the
Chinese coming to this country has
been the cause. Unless a Chinamau
is horn in America he cannot become
a citizen or acquire property. The
same ratio of decrease applys to
THEY LIE IN STATE.
Remains of Senator Davis Viewed By
St. Paul, Nov. 30.—The remains of
Senator Davis lie in state at the capi
tol. The military escort was Com
pany D, First Minnesota, formerly the
Thirteenth Minnesota Volunteer infan
try that served in the Philippines. The
procession left the house at 9:30 a.
ni., and 'marched slowly to the state
capitol, where the body was placed in
the governor's south chamber, draped
simply in crepe. The escort formed
in double column and the citizens
passed slowly by looking at the re
POSSE AFTER HIM.
Greek Waiter Takes Bad Aim at a
Gregson Springs, Nov. 30.—Gus Ma
cares, a Greek dishwasher, at Con
Haye's hotel, fired two shots at May
Murphy, a dining room girl, but missed
his aim. There is great excitement.
The Greek had been discharged and
wanted the girl to go with him, she
refused, and he shot. The posse is
after him. When last seen he was
headed for Anaconda.
Elks' Memorial Service.
Butte, Nov. 30.—Elks' memorial
services will be held here next Sun
day by Silver Bow Lodge. The public
and other lodges have been invited.
The principal speaker will be A. J.
Bennett, of Virginia City.
FOR NEWS TAKE THE BEE.
Going to Hawaiian Lepers.
A number of Franciscan sisters will
leave this country next week for the
leper settlement at Molokai, in the
Hawaiian Islands. It is learned from
Rev. Father Godfrey Schilling, super
ior of the Franciscans in Washington,
that these sisters intend to devote
their future lives in behalf of the lep
ers, and probably will never return to
their homes in the United States. The
leader of this band is Mother Ann
M. Schilling, a native of Syracuse, N.
Y., and a relative of the Franciscan
superior here, although for some years
past she has labored among the poor
in Louisville, Ky. She and her com
panions will start from San Francisco
direct for Hawaii, bearing with them,
it is said, the special blessing of Pope
Leo XIII. An industrial school for
the lepers' benefit will be started un
der the special care of the Francis
Well Diggers Run Onto
Anacondans Flock to the New Gold Fields
Whicn Are Near the New
Anaconda, Nov. 30.—Placer gold
was discovered Thursday, six miles
east of this city, and 16 claims are
already located. John Rees made the
discovery while sinking a well on his
farm. He owns the Three Mile
house on Mill creek, about 300 yards
from the Montana Meat company's
slaughter house, and the Clark plac
ers are only a few miles distant. Nug
gets the size of peas were discovered
at a depth of 34 feet, and the dirt was
panned with excellent results. There
is a stampede from the city. Rees will
work me claim at once, systematical
ly. He thinks they are close to bed
rock. It is expected that many new
claims will be recorded today. The
new territory is close to the new Wa
The Last Census Returns Show a Gain
of 111,170 Since 1890.
Washington, Nov. 27.—The popula
tion of Montana as announced to
day is 243,329, against 132,159 in 1890,
a gain of 111,170, or 84 per cent.
The population in 1880 was 39,159
and there was an increase of 93,000
or 23.74 per cent from 1880 to 1890.
The population by counties is:
Beaverhead 5,615; Broadwater 2,
641; Carbon 7,533; Cascade 25.777;
Choteau 10,966; Custer 7,891; Daw
son 2,443; Deer Lodge, 17,393; Fer
gus 6,937; Flathead 9,375; Gallatin
9,553; Granite 4,328; Jefferson 5,330;
l.ewis and Clarke 19,171; Madison
7,695; Meagher 2,526; Missoula 13,
964; Park 7,341; Ravalli 7,822; Sil
ver Bow 47,635; Sweet Grass 3,086;
Teton 5,080; Valley 4,355; Yellow
stone 0,231 ; Crow Indian reserva
WHAT CONGRESS WILL DO.
Senator Lodge's View of Probable
"I think," said Senator Lodge to
a Star reporter today, "that the ap
portionment Dill and a hill reducing
the war revenue will probably be dis
posed of, hut I mention these as
things reasonably certain."
"Will the reupportionment include
the reduction of representation in
the south that is being talked of,"
"I think not," the senator replied,
"it is at least doubtful whether that
will be a feature of the reapportion
"How about legislation with rela
tion to the Philippines?"
The Spencer hill, giving the presi
dent civil power until congress shall
have the information upon which to
act, just what Jefferson was given
witli reference to Louisiana, will
probably be adopted. Congress has
not the information upon which to
base permanent legislation, and until
such information is had temporary
provision for civil government must
he provided. I do not see on what
basis there can be opposition to this.
If ever the policy of an administra
tion was indorsed by the people the
course of this administration in the
Philippines has been indorsed.
"After congress has the complete
report of the Philippine commision,
which 1 regard as eminently capable,
we shall know what is proper to be
done, and then there will be legisla
tion of a permanent character. I
believe the possession of the Philip
pines is going to prove a great com
mercial advantage to this govern
ment. A large commerce will be de
veloped in the islands themselves,
and, in my opinion, these islands will
play an important part in the devel
opment of trade with China."
Of Representation In the Lower
House of the Legislature.
The census returns of the popula
tion of each of the 24 counties of
Montana, must be used by the legis
lature as a basis for fixing a new ap
portionment of representation in the
lower house of the legislature. This
upoitionment must be made at the
next session oi the legislature. There
will doubtless be no change in the
representation in the senate, each
county being still allowed one sena
tor, and the census does not necessi
tate a great change in the house.
There will probably be evinced a de
sire to keep the membership of the
house down as much as possible, and
it seems probable that the basis of
tlie apportionment will be about one
representative to every 3,000 of popu
lation. At this ratio, none of the
counties will lose any, and several
counties will gain representatives.
Cascade's representation will be in
creased from 5 to 9, and Silver Bow's
from 12 to 16. Choteau's represen
tation will be doubled, as will Te
ton's, and it will probably be found
necessary, in justice to Valley to give
Choteau and Valley a joint represen
tative. There will be a few other
changes, but none to the injury of
any county or any industry or sec
tion of the state.
If the basis of representation
should be made 1 to 3,000, the several
counties would be entitled to repre
sentatives as follws:
Beaverhead ............ 2
Granite and Jefferson (jointly) . . 2
Lewis and Clarke.........7
Meagher .............. 1
Valley and Choteau (jointly) . . . 1
This would give a total member
ship in the legislature of 110.
On the basis above indicated, the
relative strength of the several politi
cal parties, according to the last elec
tion, would lie practically the same as
in the legislature that has just been
chosen. The increases in democratic
counties would be offset by the in
creases in republican counties.
It is possible that the legislature
will adopt some other basis of rep
resentation, but the ratio of 1 to 3,000
will probably lie considered just and
it will result in comparatively little
increase in the total membership.—
Great Falls Tribune.
WILL BE WITHDRAWN.
Most, If Not All, of the Troops In
Cuba to Leave.
It is said that unless the present
plans of the war department are
changed, most if not all of the troops
now in the Island of Cuba will be
withdrawn from there about the 1st
of May, and given stations either in
this county or in the Philippines. A
movement of this kind was one of the
subjects of consideration by the sec
retary of war on his recent visit to
Cuba. General Wood, commanding
the division of Cuba, has recommend
ed that a material reduction be made
in the number of troops on the island,
and it is said that there is no reason
to doubt that conditions will justify
the withdrawal of the entire American
army of occupation by the 1st of May
or soon after.
Falling Off In Nevada.
The population of the state of Ne
vada, as officially announced, is 42.
335, as against 45,761 in 1891, a de
crease of 3,426, or 7.4 per cent.
The population of Kansas is 1,470,
495, as against 1,427,096 in 1890. This
is an increase of 43,399, or 3 per cent.
The English language heads the
list with the enormous vocabulary
of 260,000 words, while the Spanish
has only 20,000, the German 80,000,
Italian 75,000, French 30,000. Turkish
22,500. Shakespeare's vocabulary is
put at 13,000, Milton's at 8;000, and
the Bible at rather less.
During the last three years Russia
has been colonizing Siberia as far as
possible. At least 200,000 colonists
have been sent into the country over
the Trans-Siberian railway. Most rf
these people have settled in eastern
Siberia, more particularly in the
Heavy Expenditure In Pro
tecting Live Stock From
WOLVES AND COYOTES.
Over Eighty Thousand Dollars Expended
During the Year Ending
June 30, 1900.
Not by any means the least Item
of expense incurred in ruuning the
state is that occasioned by wolves.
The bounties which have been paid
out for the slaughter of these animals
during the past year amount up to a
sum of considerable dimensions, and
the payment of back bounties raises
the expense of the wolf pest to the
state to something formidable. For
the year ending June 30, 1900, the
wolves killed in the state cost the
people $82,296. Besides this amount,
the state will also have paid off $75,
000 in old bounties, which were in
curred before the present method of
raising the fund was in vogue.
A special chapter will be devoted
to wolves in the report of Commis
sioner of Labor Calderhead, together
with a table showing the distribution
of the bounties in the different coun
ties of the state. Previous to the
time that the legislature authorized
the levy of a special tax on the stock
valuation of the state for the pur
pose of getting rid of the wolves,
there were more claims for bounty
than there was money to pay them.
Since the passage of the above act,
the officers have been paying off the
ohl bounties as fast as there was
any surplus in the fund and it now
seems that before the present offi
cers retire from office all the old
bounties amounting to $75,000, will
have been paid off and the state will
start out after Jan. 1, 1901, with a
clean slate as far as wolves are con
During the past year claims
amounting to $2,000 have been taken
up by warrants in the state auditor's
office, hut they have been sent back
by the postmasters, who could not
find the persons to whom they were
addressed. This is likely due to the
fact that the wolves were killed by
persons who were not permanently
settled in the state, and who gave up
the hope of ever getting their money,
and moved away. The next legisla
ture will likely pass a law cancelling
The old claims and the bounties
that will be paid out of the collection
of taxes from stockmen during the
net two months for this purpose, will
swell the amount of money paid out
by the state in the last 12 months for
wolves to $175,000. The money is
raised by a tax of five mills on all
the stockmen in the state. The tax
is willingly paid, as it gives incentive
for many men to make a living kill
ing wolves, and therefore prevents
their killing calves and otherwise in
juring the stock.
During the past year the wolf and
coyote population of the state was
materially decreased. Coyotes to the
number of 22,513 went hence, while
5,117 wolves took the same trip. Wolf
whelps that had not reached the age
of doing damage, to the number of
642, were destroyed.
The following is the amount re
ceived by each county during the
last year for wolf bounties: Beaver
head $9,962; Broadwater $357; Car
bon $749; Cascade $2,414; Choteau
$14,932; Custer $16,540; Dawson $4,
176; Deer Lodge $799; Fergus $5,
803; Flathead $704; Gallatin $1,749;
Granite $464; Jefferson $479; Lewis
and Clarke $1,201; Madison $1,401;
Meagher $1,203; Missoula $969; P"rk
$998; Ravalli $367; Silver Bow $326;
Sweet Grass $2,414; Teton $6,093;
Valley $9,659; Yellowstone $5,537.
FOR NEWS TAKE THE BEE.
Delegates to Brussels Convention.
Lawrence Townsend, United States
Minister to Belgium Walter H. Cham
berlain, assistant commissioner of pa
tents, and Francis Forbes of New
York have been appointed by the sec
retary of state aB delegates to the
coming conference of the International
convention for the protection of in
dustrial property, at Brussels, Decem
ber 11 next.