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
"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
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.
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
"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,
''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,
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P ' U
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• • • • •
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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
"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
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
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
"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.
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Do you remmeber telling them that
your word was as good as your bond.
"Yes; and it Is, too."
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