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The Butte Inter Mountain
VOL. XXI. NO. 37
Showers Tonight
Showers Tomorrow
Large Decrease in the Amount of Obli
gations by Purchase of Bonds for
Sinking Fund—Finance in Splendid
Condition From Every Standpoint—
Large Figures to Think Over.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, May 2.—The public debt
statement issued by the treasury de
partment shows that at the close ot
business April 20, 1901, the debt, less
cash in the treasury, amounted to $1,07?,
745,256, a decrease for the month of $4,
107,652. Thi decrease is largely accounted
for by the purchase of bonds for the
sinking fund. The debt is as follows:
Interest bearing debt $095,250,280. Debt
on which interest has ceased since ma
turity, $1,557,840. Debt bearing no In
terest. $282,221,244. Total, $1,379,239,461.
This amount, however, does not In
clude $770,842,989 in certifications in the
treasury notes outstanding, which are
offset by an equal amount of cash held
The cash held in the treasury is classt.
fled as follows:
Gold reserve fund $150,000,000; trust
funds $770,842,989. General fund $140,%
919,971. In national bank depositories,
$98,222,828. Total $1,160,085,789.
Against this there are demand liabili
ties outstanding amounting to $853,591,
580, leaving a cash balance in the treas
ury of $306,494,208.
Cardinal Takes One Step Upward in
the Counsels of the Church
of Rome.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, May 2.—Cardinal Martin
el!! took the oath of his new office and
subscribed to the confession of faith at
the papel legation today. The oath was
administered by Mgr. Canoay of the
Catholic University and witnessed by
Mgr. Marchetti, the papal ablegate. The
ceremony was private and was extreme
ly simple.
Among the provisions of the oath are
pledges on the part of the cardinal that
he will not resign office; that he will not
canvass for anyone in the election of a
new pope, and that he will maintain the
right of the sovereign pontiff to exercise
temporal power. The profession of faith
embodies the Athanasian and Nicene
creers. Both documents were in Lat
in, and they will be preserved among the
church archives.
City of Mexico Closely Quarantined for
a Virulent Epidemic of Typhus
New York, May 2.—A dispatch from
the City of Mexico says:
The Mexican International Railway
company's agent in Eagle Pass wires
that the Mexican Central officer in Eagle
Pass says the United Slates quarantine
against the City of' Mexico is in effect
on account of the typhus fever here.
The Mexican Central agent in El Paso
says Dr. Alexander, the United States
health officer there, is allowing passen
gers from this city to pass if they pre
sent sworn certificates that they have
been exposed to no contagious disease
for ten days before their arrival in El
The Melcan National agent In Laredo
reports that the state health officer there
says a quarantine against the City of
Mexico has been established by Texas.
One Hundred Deaths a Day.
Ambassador Clayton and Consul Gen
eral Barlow know nothing about the
slate of federal quarantine, consequently
much uncertainly exists here whether
or not there is a quarantine against
this city. There is no epidemic of ty
phus fever here, although the death rate
has been high, about 100 deaths a day
In April.
There are about fifty deaths a day
from typhus fever, which was confined
to the lower classes.
Two Well-known Hidalgoes Will Carry
Congratulations to President
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, May 2.—Joaquin Bar
nnda, ex-minister of justice of the re
public of Mexico, and Senator Jose Do
minguez Peon, a wealthy Mexican, will
be in this city when President McKin
ley arrives, and are expected to be the
bearers of a greeting from President
Diaz to the chief executive of this coun
A liberal appropriation has been made
by the citizens commitee for the enter
tainment of congressmen from the east
who are expected here during the presi
dent's visit. All the needs of San Fran
cisco will be explained in such manner
as will impress the lawmakers.
The work of decorating the city is
progressing rapidly and will be con
tinued until the arrival of the presiden
tial party.
Make Seeded Raisins Cheaper.
(By Associated Press.)
Fresno, Cal., May 2.—The Pacific
Coast Seeded Raisin association has been
incorporated with a capital of $300.000,
all subscribed. The incorporators rep
resent five firms that sell 90 per cent
of the seeded raisins produced In Cali
fornia and 75 per cent of the raw prod
uct. The object of the new corporation
li to economize expenses in manufacure.
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Attorney General Donovan "Pinches* 9 the Slot Machines.
Electric Plant to Employ 5,000 Work
men—Some of the Largest Orders
Ever Placed in This Country Are
Given for Building and Equipment
—Scoop the British Dealei'3.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, May 2.—The British West
inghouse Electric and Manufacturing
company, which was organized last year
with $25,000,000 English capital, of which
George Westinghouse, Jr., is vice presi
dent, has just placed some big contracts
for material and equipment for its $8,000,
000 plant now under construction at Star
ford Park, near Manchester, England,
where 100 acres of land have been ac
American Contractors.
A St. Louis firm has obtained the con
tract for the erection of the buildings,
which will mean an expenditure of $3,000,
000. A New York and Pittsburg firm has
obtained a $500,000 contract for all the
lumber required in the plant. The con
tract just awarded for machine tool
equipments is the largest of its kind ever
placed in this country, involving over
$400.000 and calling for machines vary
ing from 200 pounds to 150 tons in weight.
This contract is being undertaken by a
company in this city.
Duplicate Pittsburg Plant.
The British Westinghouse plant will
employ 5.000 men and will be an exact
duplicate of the Westinghouse works at
George Westinghouse, Jr., and Man
aging Director Loud of the British com
pany, are now In Europe, inspecting the
progress made on the new plant and
will return within three weeks, when
further contracts for equipment will be
decided upon in favor of American firms.
Chinese and Russians Meet in Fierce
Conflict—Czar's Troops Lost
(By Associated Press.
Berlin, May 2.—A dispatch from Pekin,
dated May 1, to the Kölnische Zeitung,
says that a bloody battle has occurred
between the Russians and Chinese near
The Russians lost fifty in killed and
wounded. Four Russian officers were
killed, and among the wounded was
Gen. Serpitzi.
American Actress Marries.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 2.—Phyllis Rankin,
daughter of McKee Rankin, the Ameri
can actor, and Harry Davenport or
Edna May's company, a brother of the
late Fanny Davenport, were married
before the registrar here today.
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
Helena, May 2.—Governor Toole to
day appointed J. B. McClernan of Silver
Bow county, as. third judge of the sec
ond ludielal district.
In speaking of his choice he said:
"Judge McClernan has no application
nor indorsements on file. The difficulty
of making a choice between some jf the
prominent candidates induced me to look
elsewhere and make this selection, which
I have every reason to jdieve will be
regarded as a valuable hi cession to the
bench of Silver Bow county."
Mr. McClernan was seen in his office
by a representative of the Inter Moun
tain and informed of his appointment.
This was shortly after It and the law
yer was busy thumbing the leaves of a
law book, apparently forgetful of the
fact that he was lik> ly to be named by
the Governor for the position on the dis
trict bench.
"Why, this is the day that matter
comes up isn't it?" he mused as he closed
the hook and took the newspaper man's
hand and accepted the flrr,t congratu
Mr. McClernan appeared to take the
appointment as a matter of course at
first, but gradually his face took on a
pleasant expression and as the truth
of the news became apparent he looked
cherful and smiled broadly. "I thought
at first I was being made the victim of
a little joke," he said lightly. "To tell
you the truth I didn't expect the ap
pointment and it has come as a com
plete surprise. I never ask 'd for it and
it comes* without being sought. I feel
Serious Riots in Spain.
(By Associated Press.)
Murehia, Spain, May 2 .—'\ thousand
men are out on a strike at the Aguilas
mines Tthe company has refused to
the men's proposals and there has been
numerous disturbances. Some of the
miners fired on the police guarding the
property and the gendearmes charge ?
the crowd, killing one man fend woun
ing several others.
very well pleased, of course, and ap
preciate the honor very greatly."
Judge McClernan is a native of New
York state. He was born in 1863 on the
23rd day of April. He studied law in
Troy and the certificate of admission to
the liar of New oYrk state that hangs
on his office wall tells that he was li
censed to practice in May, 1S84—a month
after he became 21 yearo of age.
He came to Montana in 1892, first re
siding in Helena and afterward in Ana
conda. He did not settle down to the
practice of law" however, until he came
to Butte the following year. He opened
an office in this city in March, 1893, and
was admitted to the bar of the state
oh the 7th day of that month. He has
made many friends n Butte and has won
his share of business in the courts of
the county. Mr. McClernan is not mar
rad and rooms in apartments adjacent
1 1 his office in the Owsley block .
No time has been determined upon at
which Mr. McClarnan will take the oath
of office and go through the usual form
fit qualifying as a judge. He will begin
his duties very soon, however. It is un
derstood that the building opposite the
court house now used as headquarters
for the Carpenters' union will be fitted up
J. B. McClernan.
and used as a court room for the newly
appointed judge until other arrange
ments can be made. The matter is now
-.the hands of the county commission
ers and by the beginning of next week
Silver Bow county will have three de
partments of its district court in full
sv. Ilg.
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More Ships for American Trade.
(By Associated Press.)
penhagen. May 2.—The United Steam
iip company of Copenhagen has or
•red six new steamers of 12,090 tons
rh for the United States trade. On ae
,-jnt of the increase in exports it has
< n divided to opi n a regular line to
:.>n and increase the number of
. liners on the New York and Orleans
Cuts Short the Export and Profits of
the Coal Trade, and Workmen Who
Are Affected May Stop All Mining
—Can Hold Out for Six Miserable
Weeks if They Strike.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, May 2.—A dispatch to the
World from London says Sir Michael
Hicks-Beach's proposed export duty on
coal threatens to bring upon Great
Britain an unparalleled Industrial crisis.
The coal miners' delegates have recom
mended the universal closing of coal pits
from Tuesday as a protest against the
export tax. The miners' leaders say
they can hold out six weeks, by which
time every industry in the country
would be paralyzed.
Cnn End the Government.
In parliament the threatened strike is
regarded as unwise and impracticable
now, whereas if the miners should wait
until the coal owner« attempt to recoup
themselves for the tax out of wages,
the sympathy of the whole country
would be with them 4n the strike. Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach will now adhere
to the tax, but it is admitted that if
the strike should be ordered and main
tained for a month the budget proposal
must be abandoned and the whole gov
ernment fail.
Great Fleet of Transports Ready to
Bring the Volunteers From the
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, May 2.—Major Miller,chief
quartermaster at Manila had cabled the
war department an approximate sched
ule of the sailing of transports from Ma
nila with troops to be mustered out of
service as follows:
May 10—Hancock with Thirty-first ; Bu
ford with Firty-first; Pennsylvania with
the Fortieth
May 20—Logan and Kilpatrick with the
Thirty-eighth, Forty-third and Forty
fourth; Indiana « ith the Forty-second.
May 25.—Grant with the Fortty-eighth
and Forty-ninth; Ohio with the Forty
If there should be any remaining
troops of these regiments they will be
sent on the Thomas.
Americans May Subscribe.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 2.—In the house of com
mons the chancellor of the exchequer.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach replying to Mr.
j Ohanning (Liberal) said £30,000,000 ster
ling of the new loan had been allotted
I as follows: To the Rothschilds. £11.000.
, (mh); J. P. Morgan and company £10.000.
•00 and the Bank of England fio.uoo.uo 1 ).
But the War Lord Will Have His Way
if Possible—Members Filibustering
for Time, While the Emperor and
His Cabinet Go on With the Work
of Digging the Great Ditches.
(By Associated Press.)
Berlin, May 2.—4 p. m.—The chancellor,
Count von Buelow reported personally to
Emperror William yesterday and com
plained of the intentional delaying of the
canal bill by the majority in the diet. The
government thereupon gave up further
The resignation of Dr. von Miquel, the
finance minister is now considered likeiy
to be presented in the immediate future.
The diet will be closed before Whitson
tide, but it will not be dissolved nor will
there be an appeal on the subjecct to the
country by means of a new election. Of
ficial publications regarding the above
are expected today..
The emperor and Prussian cabinet ad
here to their intention to build the canal.
ti.h correspondent of the Associated
Press understands that the purpose of
tomorrow's joint session of the diet and
house of lords is to close the session by
expressing Emperor William's displeas
ure at the failure of the canal bill in
The Lokal Anzeiger learns that the
prorogation will be accompanied by a
strongly worded declaration of the min
St. Paul Father Kidnaped and Drown
ed His Four Children, and Then
(By Associated Press.)
St. Paul, Minn., May 2.—The body of
tile nine-year old Kosenfleld boy was tak
en from the river near Fort Snelling to
day. This is believed to confirm the po
lice suspicion that Win. Rpsenfleld
drowned his four children and himself
one week ago.
The crime was most brutal, the father
first abducting the children, who were in
the eustoody of their mother at Minnea
polis, securing a rig and driving with
them to tlie river.
Win. Rosenfield.the father,had for some
time been separated from his wife who
lias been living in Minneapolis while
Rosenfield lived in St. Paul. One week
ago Rosenfield hired a buggy and got
the children from the relatives who were
keeping them, lie tried to prevail on his
wife to accompany him but she refused.
The next morning the horse was found
wandering aimlessly around. The body
found today was positively identified and,
a systematic seaich will now be underC
taken to tit d tile other bodies.
Hand in a Voluminous Report— Vom
Waldersee's Interference Not at
All Welcome.
(By Associated Press.
Pekin. May 2. At a meeting of the
ministers yesterday, a report of the in
demnity committee was heard. The ie
port was very voluminous. It was prae
a repetition i
if Jameson's
k now a
pamphlet on
tlie subject
il^irt offered
lur to
those already c
redited to liii
to the Associ
iated Press.
claimed that the revenues from all
available sources will not allow China
to pay the indemnity unless assistance
is rendered.
The next meeting will be held next
Tuesday. The subject of Count von
Waldersee's ic tir will then be taken up
and a reply drafted. The ministers per
sonally object to the tone of the letter.
They claim that they know what they
want without btdng told. They par
ticularly object to any of the legation
guards being under any authority except
that of the ministers themselves.
Fly-by-night Riflemen Fire on a Town
in the Darkness—Peace in
Sight. t
(By Associated Press.)
Butangas, Island of Luzon, May 2.—A
score of insurrectionists fired on the town
last night. No casualties were reported!
The few outlaws remaining in the prov
ince have been nearlly paeittfied. The
commission has established a government
at Sorsogon at the southern end of the
island of Luzon and has appointed Cap
lain J. G. Livingston of New York gov
ernor and Captain E. T. Terry of the 47th
regiment treasurer. The condition at Sor
sogon are regarded as remarkable.
The commission touched at Marinduque
yesterday and fulfilled the pledge made
that if the insurgents surrendered, muni
cipalities would be organized and da sep
arate provincial government established
at Marinduque. Captain Brandholt was
a candidate for governor, but Phillip
Roxas, editor of the Democracia, a daily
organ of the federalists, was appointed
The evidence for the defense in the
trial of Capt. Reed, ex-depot commis
sary at Manila, charged wich soliciting
and receiving Inities and other official
misconduct, was submitted today. It is
generally believed the court will find
Reed guilty.
It is again reported that Cailles will
shortly surrender. The remnants of
Tillies' arm> arc surrendering.

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