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VOL. XXI. NO. 39
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BUTTE. MONTANA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 4. 1901.
Fair Tomorrow
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LMPEKOR WILLIAM WILL TRY
NEW SET OF ADVISERS.
SCHOOL MASTER TO PRESIDE
He Worked Kaiser's Unpopular Edu
cational Bill Through the Diet, and
Then Resigned When the People
Sat Down on Its Operations—Is in
the Saddle for Another Race.
(By Associated Press.)
Berlin, May 4.—In well informed quar
ters, the representative of the Associated
Press hears the sensational news that
Emperor William wants Count Zedlitz
Trucetsehler to become Prussian minis
ter of the interior. The count is now
chief resident of the Hesse-Naussau in
Cassel and was formerly Prussian minis
ter of education. It was under his ad
ministration that the famous school law
was framed at the instance of emperor,
This law was Anally dropped because of
the intense indignation it aroused in lib
eral circles, whereupon the count re
signed. He is still a great favorite with
the emperor, the conservatives and the
centrists.
His being summoned here Is generally
interpreted as a sign that reactionism yill
reign in the new cabinet. Count von Bue
low will, it Is considered certain, avoid
everything that will offend the centrist
or conservative party and no change in
the system will be inaugurated since the
government needs both the centrists and
conservatives in the reichstag.
The Associated Press hears further that
Baron von Rheinhaben, Prussian minis
tter of the interior will succeed Dr. von
Allquel as finance minister.
It is understood Dr. von Miquel, who
has resigned the offlcs of minister of fi
nance, will be elevated to a higher rank.
Emperor William's wish to appoint
Count von Zedleitz Tructchler president
of Hesse-Nassau, to succeed Baron von
Rheinhardt as Prussian minister of the
interior is meeting with serious obsta
cles. His majesty has now asked Count
von Bethmann-Hollweg, president of the
province of Brandenburg, to become min
ister of the interior. Von Bethmann
Holhveg is a moderate conservative and
is not opposed to the canal bill.
WERE LOO KING FO R TROUBLE
Cubans Thought the Presence of an
Officer at Election Registration
Was a Menace.
(By Associated Press.)
Santiago de Cuba, May 4.—Yesterday
was the last day for registration for
the municipal elections in June. The
fact that an American officer was sta
tioned at the booths to receive protests
caused much excitement, the politicians
claiming that it was., another case of
American interference.
There seems to be no doubt of the suc
cess of the whole republican party, not
withstanding the overwhelming majority
of the nationailsts.
CORRAL T HE STO GIE TRADE
Long, Cheap Smokes Join the All-Pre
vailing Trust—May Have to Go
Back to Pipes.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 4.—It is learn
ed on indisputable authority that at
least three and probably others of the
Wheeling Stogie Manufacturing estab
lishment have been approached by a
syndicate made up of mostly New York
ers, to enter into a combination that,
It is said, will include the larger fac
tories in Pittsburg as well as thosye in
Wheeling. It is said the syndicate^ is
composed of men who are interested in
the American Cigar company.
Several Pltsburg concerns have been
approached, hut it is not known here
With what success the members of the
syndicate have met.
SAVED BY A FURI OUS STORM
Sealing Schooner Was Shut Up in a
Vast Ice Floe, and in Danger of
Being Crushed.
St. Johns, Newfoundland, May 4.—The
sealing steamer Virginia Lake, with 270
men on board, that has been frozen in
the ice at White Bay for the past s,lx
weeks, has been freed by a furious hur
ricane driving the ice back into the
North Atlantic, where the waves broke
the floes into pieces. The Virginia Lake
has harbored at Bona Vista for the
night, being short of coal.
A hurricane Is now sweeping New
fcundland's coast line and many of the
fishing craft are seeking safety.
SOLDIERS IN ALASKA
MAY BE STARVING
(By Associated Press.)
Seattle, Wash., May 4.—Infor
mation was received yesterday
by Quartermaster Ruhlen, of this)
city to the effect that there Is
likely to be a shortage of pro
visions at Fort Gibbons, Alaska,
unless early shipments are made.
The garrison there, it appears,
lsstued rations to destitute miners
to such an extent that serious in
roads were made on Its own stock
of supplies. Shipments of provi
sions will be rushed north as spon
as possible. It is not thought that
the post is In any serious danger.
During the present season more
ample provision will be made for
all the military posts for next
Yi'lntSL though since the great in
flux or gold seekers In the earlier
stampedes, there Is being less
trouble each year. Thousand 1 ; of
impecunious miners have been
saved from starvation by the va
rious posts. ,
The Battleship Ohio» Our New Floating
Ng Fortress, Which McKinley Will Dedicate.
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San Antonio, Texas, May 4.—President
McKinley and party at 2:35 o'clock this
afternoon. The president was up at 6
a. m. and sat alone on the back plat
form of the car reading a newspaper.
A great ovation was given him at 9
a. m. in front of the famous Alamo
TWO LOUISIANA LYNGHINGS
Two Dangerous Louisiana Negroes
Strung Up for Crimes Against
the Blacks.
(By Associated Press.)
Shreveport La., May 4.—Two lynch
ings were reported in specials to the
Times. At Rhodessa, 24 miles above here,
Felton Brigman, a negro, was lynched
for assaulting and brutally abusing ». six
year old colored girl- He is supposed to
have been lynched by negroes. Brigman
confessed his crime.
At Alden Bridge, six miles from Ben
ton in Bossier parish, Grnt Johnson was
strung up by a mob. Johnson kept a ne
gro gambling house and was a menace to
the peace of the neighborhood. He had
been warned to leave but rerused. About
a year ago, Johnson killed a negro, but
escaped punishment. He was defiant to
the last.
GOVERNMEN T IS I NDIFFERENT
Great Britain Stands Idly by While
ping Industries.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 4.—The Daily Mail pro
tests editorially, this morning against
"the difference of the government while
British trade is being ruined by foreign
state, aided competition. Referring to
Mr. Ellerman'fi statement yesterday at
the annual meeting of the Leyland line,
it says:
"If there w'ere any certainty that Great
Britain would retaliate, an American
subsidy would probably be averted by
some years at least, but there is no
such certainty."
The Brooklyn Will Participate.
(By Associated Press.)
Melbourne, May 4.—The flagship
Brooklyn, with Admiral Remey on
board, has arrived at Hobson's bay.
She will participate in the ceremonies
attending the opening of the first federal
parliament on May 6. Ten thousand peo
ple have arrived here by rail to witness
these ceremonies, for which all prepara
tions are completed. ,
Gomez Pleads for Conciliation.
(By Associated Press.)
Havana, May 4.—In an open letter to
a Havana paper, Gen. Maximo Gomez
makes a strong plea for better rela
tions between Cuba and the United
States. He advises sweeping conces
sions on the part of Cuba.
Member of Parliament Dead.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 4.—Stanley Leighton,
who had represented the conservatives
of Shropshire in the house of commons
since 1884, died at 6:10 this morning. He
was born in 1837.
Did Not Get Coaling Station.
(By Associated Press.)
Berlin, May 4.—The foreign office au
thorizes an official denial of the state
ment that Germany has secured a naval
coaling station on the island of Mar
garita, off the coast of Venezuela.
MALIGNANT HATRED
OF ALL FOREIGNERS
(By Associated Press.
Pekin, May 4.—A majority of
the foreign ministers will leave
Pekin next week for the western
hills to spend the summer, taking
with them military guards for
their protection, their intention
being to come to Pekin for the
purpose of holding meetings and
attending to necessary business.
Missionary Owen, of the London
mission, says the western prov
inces are n a deplorable .state.
Discontent and intense hatred fo
foreigners prevail in more malig
nant form than ever. The depar
ture of the troops, he predicts.
Will be signalized jjy a massacre
of the native c hristîans.
"Those unable to recognize the
facts and reporting otherwise to
their governments," nays Mr.
Owen, "are as blind as they were
before."
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building, in front of which the president
and Governor Sayres, walked with their
hats off. The president reviewed the
throng, made a brief spech, reviewed the
troops at Fort Sam Houston and the
school and college children and left at
12:50 for El Paso.
Miss Mary Daly to Wed James W. Gerard of New York.
This morning an onnouncement war, made which greatly excited the Butte
friends of the Daly family. The engagement of Miss Mary Augusta Daly,
known here as "Molly" was announced. Her fiancee is James W. Gerard, a
prominent attorney of New York city. The wedding will take place in New
îork city at the Daly residence on June4th. There have been persistent rumors
of this engagement, but nothing authentic, until this morning. Miss, Daly is
considered the handsomest of the three Daly girls and has friends in every
town in Montana as well as in Butte and Anaconda. This marriage will leave
only one unmarried Daly girl, Miss Hattie, who is only sixteen years, of age.
The first announcement was made in Anaconda and soon flashed over the
w;re to Butte. No one knew who the happy man was, but had heard the
rumors. The Inter Mountain correspondent in Anaconda could at first get
no confirmation of the report. The immediate relatives did not deny the re
port, but referred to Bute relatives, and finally an authentic confirmation was
received from the Daly family.
Some time ago the engagement of Miss Daly to another New York man was»
announced. It was of short duration though, and was broken off by Miss
Daly for reasons she has never divulged. (
148 BLOCKS OF TOE HEART OF
WEPT TO RUINS
FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS LOSS-CHARRED AND BLACKENED
SKELETON OF ONCE BEAUTIFUL CITY-RUMORS OF
MANY LIVES LOST—TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE
HOMELESS-FEAR OF OUTBREAK.
(By Associated Press.)
Jacksonville, Fla., May 4.—Today the
hot sun of May rose smoke enshrouded
over the devasted city. The fire which
broke out yesterday at noon and aided in
its work by a southwest gale spent its
force by 9 o'clock last night. The dam
age is enormous. One hundred and forty
eight blocks were swept by the flames
and as far as known seven persons lost
their lives. A report is in circulation
that a party of twenty persons driven to
the docks along the St. John's river were
forced into the water, all attempts at
rescue by boats were futile. The river Is
being searched. All the local companies
of the state militia have been on duty
since midnight and on order of Gov- Jen
nings the military companies from four
cities are speeding to Jacksonville by
special train. Many extra police havç
been sworn in and every able bodied man
not doing duty in some capacity in the
fire swept district is impressed into the
service. The negroes are huddled in
groups in different parts of the city and
the fear of an attempt at lawlessness by
them, although not openly expressed by
the whites is reason for the large mili
tary force ordered here.
Firemen. From Other Cities.
The fire companies from Savannah.Fer
nando, Ocala and other cities worked the
entire night on the fire but a soaking
rain will be necessary to .effectually
quench the flames. The losses by the fire
will not be known for a week. The path
of the flames were thirteen blocks wide
and nearly two miles long. Practically
POPE LEO NAMES HIS
SUCCESSOR IN THE WILL
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 4.—The pope, ac
cording to a dispatch to the
Times from Rome, is understood
to have made a will designating
his successor, thus, to quote the
correspondent, modifying the
habitual mode of choosing a pope
by a conclave. The news of the
pope's will first took shape In a
diplomatic note from the Ba
varian minister to his govern
ment. Its theory Is simple—the
papal power being absolute, in
volves the right of naming a suc
cessor.
Dealing with the rumors of
Cardinal Rampolla's retirement
from the office of secretary or
state, the correspondent says
Rampolla is aiming' for the iiara,
and that if the pontiff died today
the struggle would be between
Cardinals Rampolla and Vannu
teUi.
The battleship Ohio, which President
McKinley will launch on his arrival at
San Francisco, is one of three identical
ships the Ohio, Missorl and Maine, au
thorized in 1898 and 1899. She will have
a displacement of 12,500 tons, more than
2,000 tons greater than the Oregon. They
all of old Jacksonville has been destroy
ed, nothing being left but a few suburbs
and Riverside, the most fashionable pai l
of the city.
It is believed the fire is the largest in
the proportion to the size of the place
that has ever visited any city. Many
families lost libraries, pianos and house
hold goods after they had been moved to
a supposed place of safety. The street
car service has been at a complete stand
.-till since yesterday afternoon. The elec
tric light circuits were interrupted and
the gas plant destroyed and last night
the city was in darkness.
Slept in the Street.
A conservative estimate places the
number of homeless people in the city at
10,000. Most of these spent tlie night in
the parks on the docks, on barges and
same slept on what few belongings they
managed to save from the general wreck.
The board of trade and another commer
cial bodies held meetings today to take ac
tion looking to the alleviation of the suf
fering. It is expected that an appeal to
I he people of the United States calling for
aid will be issued some time during the
day. Leading business and insurance
agents estimate the total loss of property
. r from 10 to 15 million dollars.
The St. James hotel, wWrh was de
ployed, had been closed since April 19.
The loss on this building is $175,000.
Among the buildings destroyed are:
The Emery Auditorium, Board of Trade
St. James hotel, Windsor hotel, the Sem
inole Club, the Daily Metropolitis, the
city hail and market, the Gardner build
CANADIAN SEAPORT
GREAT LAKES TO BE A
(By Associated Press.)
New York, May 4.—The house
of commons, in committee of sup
ply, has voted $100,000 for widen
ing and deepening the entrance to
the Sault Ste Marie canal..
During the discussion on the
subject Mr. Blair, the minister of
railways and canals, said that at
present the upper entrance of the
canal has only 18 feet of water and
the lower entrance 12 1-2 feet. The
entrance to the United States can
al was, he said, 22 feet deep, and
.t is proposed to make those on the
Canadian side the same depth.
In accordance with the plans of
the present ministry, it is abso
lutely necessary to be able to
meet the United States competi
tion at every point and with her
aiready great expenditure for can
als, Canada feels that she cannott
fail in this important particular
relating to foreign shipping.
will have an Indicated horse power of
18,000 and will reach a speed of 18 knots
an hour. The batteries will be 4 13-inch
guns, 14 6-inch, 20 8-pounders and 8 mag
azine guns. The cost will be $3,500,000.
The presidential party will be given a
grand reception on board the magnificent
new floating fortress.
ing, the largest office building in the city
the Hubbard building.
No Hint of Lawlessness.
Mayor Bowdon said to the Associated
Press this morning:
bay to the world, please, that the
Joss to Jacksonville is greater than ever
before inflicted by a fire upon a city o''
the south, but her best wealth survives
■ n lier people. I estimate our property
loss at fifteen million dollars.
"1 here is not a hint of lawlessness:
our people of every race and condition
have shown the most helpful spirit to
each other and I cannot find words of
commendation strong enough to express
my admiration of i he work done
1>™**tss of the fire was so rapid
and toe neat so fierce that it was only
the helpfulness and obedience shown
that prevented a terrible loss of jif e I
called rlOUllt that the '»eeting
called by municipal authorities and
board of trade will be largely attended
and steps will be taken to deal with the
situation in the most effective way."
City a Veritable Furnace.
At 1 o'clock this morning a cordon
composed of militiamen, deputy sheriffs
eon/" H Cemen were thl '°wn around the
c re fire swept district. The fire was
M.i burning fiercely in many sections
f the ruins, but the exhausted firemen
giving up the fight for the time being
sought rest leaving tlie fire to burn it
self out. The heat from the fire is in
tense and the temperature is 90 .
The most Important retail business
portion of the city and the buildings
tue entire length of Beaver street from
Tavis to the creek and over Liberty
stieet have been burned. This covers 34
blocks. For the same distance Ashley
and Church streets have been complete
ly blotted out. When the fire reached
Bridge street in its eastward course it
enveloped in flames three blocks, Duval
Monroe and the north side of Adams'
burning up the north side of Adams'
destroying that entire section of th°
city and running 14 blocks to the Duval
street 1,ridge. St. Luke's hospital was
save d.
Dynamite the Houses.
The local military companies wore
called out to keep hack the crowds and
the fire department began to use dy
namite to blow up the houses a block
from Hie fire and thus prevent the fire
horn spreading. So fierce was the blaze
and so strong had become the wind that
millions, of sparks and flying burning
shingles spread over five or six blocks
setting the roof of the houses on fire
in advance of the main fire. The flames
reached Senator Taliaferro's residence
and it went.
All efforts to save the Windsor and
I hi St. James hotels were in vain. For
about an hour the guests in the AVind
scr had been busily packing tliier trunks
end the vans went away loaded with
trunks and grips.
Weekly Fruit Service.
fBy Associated Press.)
Kingston. Jamaica, May 4.—The legis
lature has passed a resolution in conse
quence of the successful fruit shipments
to England, ('ailing upon the imperial
government to urge Elder, Dempster &
Co. to establish a weekly service.
CZAR MAKES HEAVY
DEMANDS ON CHINA
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 4—'It is reported
that Russia has made the follow
ing demands," says the Shanghai
correspondant o! the Standard,
"as compensation for China's re
fusal to sign the Manchurian con
vention: :
"First, a rectification of the
frontier between Kulja and Rus
sian territory.
"Second, the cession of a strip of
territory in western Thibet, and
"Third, a cession for working
the gold mines south of the
Amur."
Russia is determined to recoup
herself for her loss of prestige in
Manchura. The gold mine cession
is deemed the more important
though the czar ha j cast longing
eyes toward the Thibet boundary.
SHAMROCK II. STARTS IN HER
RACING CAREER.
BEAT THE ERIN DOWN THE BAY
Sails Faster Than Steam—Spreads tho
Largest Canvas Ever Made—Chal
lenger Comes to Grief in Low Water,
and Fails to Run on Dry Land
Stuck in a Mud Bank.
(By Associated Press.)
Southampton, May 4.—The new cup
challenger started on her first trial spin
this morning under excellent conditions.
The sun shone bright and warm and a
steady northeasterly breeze was blow
ing.
An immense amount of preparatory
work has been satisfactorily carried out
during the past week, and everything
essential was ready when the Shamrock
II left her berth. Sir Thomas Lipton and
Charles Ribell arrived last evening an I
saw the last touches put to the prepara
tions. Designer Watson and C. P. Jame
son followed this morning. ConsiderabTa
interest is shown in the trial, and a largo
number of yachts and steamers crowded
with passengers accompanied the Erin
and the Shamrock II.
Saluted by Americans.
While the challenger was preparing
for her first sail, the American Lino
steamer St. Louis passed her. Thera
were a number of Americans on board,
who closely scanned the challenger. On
passing the yacht, the steamer slowed
down and saluted. The crews of tho
Erin and the two Shamrocks, who wero
ranged on their respective decks, cheered
the St. Louis heartily..
During the forenoon the breeze
steadied and hardened until a fine, crisp
northeastern was blowing sufficiently to
raise the white caps. The jib and stay
sail of the challenger were hoisted at an
early hour, and when the word was
given to raise the mainsail the speed
with which it was hoisted from the deck,
in American fashion, demonstrated the
handiness of the appliances adopted.
The sail is made of dark sea island cat
ton, and fully justifies the expectation
of its ibeing the largest on record.
The challenger hoisted her mainsail
at 11:40 a. m., and shortly afterward
slipped her moorings, and, lying over
until her lee rail was almost awash,
went reaching down Southampton water
at a pace that made the Erin drive along
at full speed to keep her in view.
Stuck in a Mud Bank.
The Shamrock went aground at low
water off the Warner lightship, after
being out but a few hours. The Erin
soon arrived to help her, and shortly
succeeded in towing her free. Little
damage was done, it is thought.
SUED RUBBER KIN G'S ESTATE
Millions of Donars in Litigation
Reach Agreement and Go Out
of Court.
(By Associated Press.)
Providence, L. I., May 4.—An agreement
has been reached whereby all pending
suits between the heirs of Joseph Ban
nigan, once president of the rubber com
bine ami the United States Rubber com
pany has been reached and the suits will
be dropped.
The aggregate amount sued for was
over $1,000,000 and include a $3,000,00 suit
by the Bannigan heirs against the rub
ber company and a $1,200,000 suit by the
United States company against the Ban
nigans. These suits and counter suits
were brought after Mr. Bannigan retir
ed from the presidency of the United
States Rubber company. The basis of set
tlement was not given out.
Macedonian Rising Not Popular.
(By Associated Press.)
Athens, May 4.—The Greek press at
taches great importance to the forth
coming interview between King 'George
of Greece and King Charles of Rou
mania, at which an understanding is ex
pected to be reached that will make Bul
garia realize that a rising in Macedonia
is not popular.
France Loans No Money to Czar.
(By Associated Press.)
Berlin, May 4.—German financiers
having close relations with the Russian
government, discredit the report of a
Russian loan of 500,000,000 marks from.
France.
(By Associated Press.)
St. Petersburg, May 4—Many
students, a number of female stu
dents, workingman, liberal lead
ers, lawyers and literateurs were
arrested and five hundred houses
were searched here Thursday
night: and it is probable through
out European Russia similar tac
tics were pursued. The object of
the movement is to prevent de
monstrations on Sunday next
which is regarded as Labor Day.
The advisabilityof the step is con
sidered by some to be question
able, as it may easily provoke
trouble.
Among the houses searched
were those of Prof. Leshaft di
rector of the woman's college and
barlster Bernstam. Sentries have
been posted near the factories to
into the city.

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