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MiLLION CHINESE KILLED IIV THE WAR
TERRIBLE STORY OF BLOODSHED IN CHINA-GREAT, HELPLESS NATION AT THE MERCY OF BARBARIAN WHITE SOLDIERY ■"NEW LIGHT ON THE INABILITY OF THE PEOPLE TO PAY MONSTROUS INDEMNITY. (By Associated Press.) Washington. May 0.—The latest mail from China has brought to the state de partment new i . . ofs of the terrible and perhaps irretrievable conditions which exist under the foreign military rule in North China, involving a situation n >t hitherto fully realized even in Washing ton, and utterly unappreciated in the United States generally. The character of the information which has now come into the administration's hands is sum marized into the following extracts from n communication written by one of the most trusted officials in the service abroad and mailed from Pekin a month ago: "The question of raising the indemnity is not paramount. The people who are likely to know, declare that the Chinese peasant can stand no greater burden of taxation. The question resolves itself largely into reducing the expense of col lection which involves radical reforms. Another proposition for meeting the in demnity is to grant lucrative mining and industrial concessions to foreigners, but i^hat means laying up endless trouble for the Chinese, who are quick to recognize the fact. A Million Lives Lost. ''If the whole horror of the murder and pillage done between Tien Tsin aad Pekin comes to be understood in the United States and Europe, the sum of it is so great as compared to the number of Christians who have suffered at the hands of the Chinese, that rightly or wrongly the Chinese are likely to be he'd the injured party. Lancers wantonly impaling little children by the wayside in the streets of Pekin are some of the least of the well authenticated horrors. POLICE REPORT Chief of Police John J. Lavell submit ted his annual report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 1901, to the city council today. It follows: "To the Honorable Mayor and City Council: "I herewith submit to your considera tio nmy second annual report, containing a summary of results of the work ac complished by the police department during the fiscal year ending April DO, 1901. ''Members constituting the police force at present are as follows: "Chief of police, 1: captain of police. 1: sergeant of police, 1; detective, 1; jailer, 1; assistant jailer, 1; patrol drivers, 2; patrolmen, 3S: total 4*5. "Number of arrests made by months. "May, males 114, females 176; June, » v ECONOMY Refined Garments In Faultless Styles Dictated by Tasteful Women. 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CASE, ERAVELLB & ERVIN COMPANY and to some foreign soldiers a dead Chi nese Christian is just as satisfactory an evidence of no quarter as a dead Boxer —they neither know nor care for suen trifling distinctions. "The allies, even if they could agree, could not set up an administrative ma chinery of their own for the empire. They must restore the power to S'orne native party, and the quicker they do it the better for China. The Chinese esti mate that one million of their people have lost their lives by violent deaths about Pekin and Tien Tsin since the for eigners came. Well informed foreigners there do not regard the estimate as ex aggerated." The North China News of March "s, endeavoring to tell why such a situation as the one alleged can exist, says: No Semblance of Authority. "Simply because Chinese civil author ity has been suppressed, harried, driven away and nothing substituted for it, the country between the sea and Pekin has been devastated, and the people have been killed indiscriminately or driven out of their homes to become bandits. We should have thought that one of the first acts of the foreign administration after Pekin was relieved would be to strengthen the Chinese civil authority and make it responsible for the preser vation of order. But what magistrate can be expected to remain at his post and exert himself to put down opposi tion to foreigners when at any moment a foreign lieutenant with a handful of troops may come to him and demand a sum of money on pain of having his town or village burned down in case of refusal ?" males 113, females 165; July, males 215, females 1S3; August, males 171, females 186; September, males 155, females 15S; October, males 156, females 1S1 ; Novem ber, males 164, females 24; December, males 516. females 163; January, males 11S, females 162; February, males 135, females 1S2; March, males 194, females 179; April, males 90. females 164. Total males, 1.793; totall females, 2,176. "Fines collected and paid city treas urer; "May, $1,319.75; June, $1,545.00; July, $1,875; August, $1,83S; September, $1,469; October, $1.657; November, $853; Decem ber, $2.2.52S; January, $1.229.75; February, $1,247.50: March, $1,174.50; April, $1,204.50. Total. $17,941.50. "Property stolen and recovered. "Amount stolen—May, $1.540; June, $1, 115; July,, $1,180; Aug. $1,6S0; Sept- 1, 2SS; October, $1,730; November, $925; De cember, $1,005; January, $1,645; February. $645; March, $1,545; April, $1,460. Total stolen, $16,19$. "Amount recovered—May, $1.322; June, $1,300; July $935; August. $1.435; Septem ber, $1,2S8; October, $1,730; November, $925; December, $1,005; January, $645; February, $645; March $1,545; April,*- $$, 006. Total recovered $13,781. "Pawnbrokers pledges recorded for the year, 11,594. "Appropriations for salaries and expense $70,0000. Expenditures—May 1900, $517,698; June 1900, $440,582; July 1900, $454,235; August, $534,S20; September 1900. $496,800; October 1900, $490,900; November 1900, $455254: December 1900, $484$484; January 1900, $1,050,894; February, $494,993;- March 1901, $497.334; April 1901, $527,237», Total $64,452,237. "In conclusion I desire to txtend my sin cere thanks to the Honorable Mayor and Gentlemen of the City Council for the courtesies extended, alsoo to the »captain and sergeant and the officers who have so faithfully performed the duties Imposed upon them. Respectfully submitted, "JOHN J. LAVELL, "Chief of PdUèe." DEWEY SUES FOR DAMAGES The suit brought by Daniel Dewey, jr., against the Montana Central Jtail road company and the Great Northern a few months ago, to recover judgment for $15,000 for personal Injuries alleged to have been sustained in a wreck on the Montana Central, about 15 miles east of this city, was revived in the district court to-dav. In addition to the $15,000 Dewey asks for $1,200 for expenses incurred in hiring another man to attend to his business— that of wool buying—while he was nurs ing his* injuries, and also $900 alleged to have been paid out by him for nurse hire and surgical treatment. The plaintiff is a nephew of the hero of Manila Bay. His Words Were Not Choice. Missoula, May 6.—A quiet little shoot ing scrape which occurred in one of the icty streets Saturday night promises to develop a trial at court which will not be so quiet. A well-known young lady who was out walking late in the evening, was accosted by an equally well-known young man, in what is alleged to have been an insulting manner, and she drew a revolver and gave him a fusilade of shots, stopping only when the weapon was empty. The last one found a target in his shoulder, and necessitated a doc tor's services to care for the wound» A breezy trial is promised. LEAVES A CHILD T O CHARITY Mrs. Amanda Brox died at 6:45 o'clock yesterday morning at the poor farm. She was taken to the Institution Satur da yevening, suffering from pneumonta. She had been an inmate of the poor farm during the months of March ani April and had undertaken to secure her own living when the dread disease fas tened upon her. She leaves a little girl 2 years old to the world's charity. She said when she came to the poor farm that she did not know where her husband was. He went to the Coeur d'Alenes a year ago and she had not heard from him since that time. The remains were laid to rest at the poor farm this morning. HALF A MILLION GREAT HORDE OF IMMIGRANTS DURING LAST TEAR. ITALIANS ARE IN THE LEAD Send Half the Total Number of New comers During April—Unprecedent ed Rush to Get Away From King Victor Emanuel—New York Being Crowded by the Homeseekers. (By Associated Press.) New \ork, May 6.—According to cables and forecasts by the steamship com panies, 40,000 Italian immigrants will have arrived in the United States by the end of May. The Italian immigration so far this season is unprecedented. Charles G. Eichler, of the bureau of statistics on Ellis island, estimates that fully 50 per cent of the Italian peasantry coming to this port are from the south ern portions of the pinensula and from Sicily and Sardina. Of the Immigrants 48 per cent remain in New York City for periods varying front three days to permanent residences, 12 per cent go to Pennsylvania, S per cent to Massachu setts, 5 per cent to Illinois and 5 per cent to Connecticut. The remainder are divided among the other states. Of the immigrants from northern Italy. 18 per cent are bound for the vineyards of California and the mines of the Pacific slope. These immigrants-, are of a more prlsperous class than formerly. A striking feature of this spring's im migration is the unprecedented number of prepaid passages*. Some of the ship loads from Italy have broken records. The steamship Manila on trip brought 1,117; the Tartar Prince 1,043; the Citta Di Lorino more than 1.400; the Massalia 1.200 and the Belgravia 2,230. The Nord America, of the new Veloce line, will bring over 2.S00. The total of about 50,000 immigrants who will have arrived at this port in the six weeks ending May 11, nearly one half will be Italians. The males* are coming in a preponderance over the fe males of about two to one. The grand total of immigration last year was 44S, LIVED TOGETHER ONE MONTH Etta McLean began an action against Homer McLean today for separate maiin tenance. According to the complaint they were married on the 24th of last October and lived together until November 24, on which date the plaintiff was compelled to leave the defendant. Since then, the plaintiff says, he has contributed $25 to her support. She says further that on April 2 he refused to maintain her any longer although he has two large ice houses .and is doing a lucrative retail business. ' A NEW MAY OR FO R LIVINGSTON (Special to Inter Mountain.) Livingston, May 6.—This evening Charles Garnier will be regularly in ducted Into office of mayor of the city of Livingston. He was erected on the re publican ticket by the largest majority Charles Gamier, !» ■ _cr of Livingston. ever received by a candidate for mayor in this city and his election insures a first-class administration. New opportu nities are coming to Livingston during the administration of the enew republi can mayor and the interests of the town are safely Intrusted to his care. Mr. Gar nier succeeded Mayor John T. Smith who has served for the past two years, being elected by the democratic party. DEATH OF MRS. SWINDLEHURST (Special to Inter Mountain.) Livingston, May 6.—The people of Livingston mourn the death of Mrs. Au gusta Swindlehurst, wife of J. E. Swindlehurst, who died yesterday in this city. Cerebro spinal meningitis was the cause of death and Mrs. Swindlehurst was only sick five days. **» Mrs. Swindlehurst has been a resident of Livingston for nearly 17 years. She was 35 years of age at the time of her death. She was born at Minneapolis, Minn., and was married to Joseph E. Swindlehursjt 17 years ago in Fargo, N. D. The couple have resided In Living ston since that time. Mr. Swindlehurst had business interests in Butte which called him away from home a great deal, and he was summoned home by the news of his wife's illness. A daughter, Cath erine, aged 11 years, survives her mother. FATAL FIRE FRQM A QUARREL (By Associated Press.) Chicago, May 6.—A tenement house fire, said to have been the outgrowth of the Cooley and Zook families, yesterday, resulted in the death of three members of the Cooley family and four of the Zooks, and the fatal burning of three other persons, with a number of slightly injured victims. A freight train blocked the way of tin fire department for so long that by the time they had arrived there was no hope for either the building or its occupant t. The train crew was put under arrest, and the train was finally moved by the police, but too late to do much good at the scene of the fire. SENATOR CARTER COMING. Senator Thomas H. Carter is expected to arrive In Butte this afternoon and will meet with the committees who have charge of the reception to the presiden tial party tills evening at the rooms of the Business Men's association. The plans for a program of the reception day will be laid out tonight and a great deal of important business attended to. Sen ator Carter probably knows more about the plans for the president's visit to Montana than any other person in the state and his assistance will be valu able to the committees. He comes on in vitation of those who are arranging the program. MILES FINLEN GROWS FACETIOUS The cross-examination of Miles Finlcn in the trial of the suit In which he and F. Augustus Heinze are battling for pos session of the rich Minn e Healy mine was resumed in the district court today. "What was the first thing that oc curred on your visit to Judge McHat ton's office?" asked Mr. Cotter. "I opened the door and went in." "I mean what did you do after you entered?" "1 passed the time of evening, took a Chair and sat down." "What next was done?" ''Judge McIIatton handed me a paper and told me to read it. I took the pa per, read enough of it to satisfy my self 1 did not care to sign it and hand ed it back with the remark that I would sign no auch paper." "Heinze was to take his men down there and do some work in a certain winze for the purpose of brining the suit in my name," continued the witness, "and I was to sign an agreement trans ferring the property to Mr. Heinze pro vided the agreement was satisfactory to ntyself and Mr. Scallon who would examine It after my return from the east. I expected to be gone about a month and a half." "Did not Mr. Heinze, Mr. Macfarlano and Mr. Robinson examine the property before that?" "I heard they did, but I don't believe ail I hear. As to rights which the Heinze side alleges it had. I gave it none —they were held in abeyance until my return." "In the agreement or contract, you don't know to which mine reference was made—it might have been the Ramsdell Parrot, the Anaconda or the Minnie Healey?" "It might have been the Ramsdell arrot as it was paying good at that time, or it might have been the Anaconda, but I think it was the Minnie Healey. They would have liked to have had the Raras dell-Parrot. "Do you remmeber telling them that your word was as good as your bond. "Yes; and it Is, too."