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The Butte Intek Mountain. VOL. XXI. NO. 41 Fair Tonight BUTTE. MONTANA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY T, 1901. Warmer Tomo PRICE FIVE CENTS THE ALASKA LINE AMERICA AND CANADA DO NOT AGREE ON THE BOUNDARY. THE MAP AT THE PARIS FAIR It Favors Contention of This Govern ment— Eicher Clarence Channel or Observatory Inlet Marks the Divis ion Between United States and the Dominion—Treaty and Portland Bill (By Associated Press.) Ottawa, May 7.—The house of com mons discussed the Manitoba govern ment bill until 2:30 o'clock this morning when it divided on an amendment to send the bill back to the Manitoba legis lature. It was lost, 6 for and 80 against. The bill had reached the committee stage when the house adjourned. Col. Prior, of Victoria, during the evening complained that a map of the dominion exhibited at the Paris fair gave t'he Alaska boundary as contended for by the United States. He hoped the map would not be sent to Glasgow. The point which Mr. Prior complained of was at Clarence Channel. Sir Wil fred Laurier, the premier, in reply, said that Canada claimed her boundary ran up the Clarence channel. The treaty said in so many words that in the Port land canal bill there was a difference of opinion between the Americans and Can adians as to where that channel was. Canada claim* it is west of Pears island. Americans claim it is Observatory Inlet. ONLY AS II CITIZEN KRUGER WILL LEAVE HIS TITLES OVER IN EUROPE. PRUDENT TO RECEIVE HIM If the Boer Lion Comes, It Will Be Without Official Mission—Honors for Him in the White House When He Comes—President McKinley Will Be Glad to Meet Oom Paul. (By Associated Press.) New York, May 7.—The denial in posi tive terms in official circles that the president stated to anybody claiming to represent Oom Paul Kruger that he would not receive him at the white house was made in a way, says a special to the Tribune from Washington, which seem* to indicate that the president has been communicated with on the subject since 'he left Washington, and desired it to become known that he is being mis represented in the matter. In point of fact, various persons au thorized to speak for the president, de clare that on more than one occasion when the subject has been referred to in his presence, the president has said that he would be glad to receive Mr. Kruger on the same terms and With the same hospitality as he receives other dis tinguished foreigners. This could be done without compromising the government In any way. ♦ It is pointed out that when the Boer envoys were in Washington a year ago, they were treated with marked cour tesy and consideration by the president and every member of his cabinet with whom they came in contact. It is fur ther pointed out that if ex-President Kruger comes here he will appear in a strictly private capacity, not being in vested even with the official character with which the Boer envoys were cloth ed, and that, therefore, the president would have no possible reason for re fusing to meet him. Youngers May Be Paroled. (By Associated Press.) St. Paul, May 7.—The state board of pardon and the governor of Minnesota will meet to-day, and it is understood they will arrange a parole for Cole and James Younger, the bank robbers of Northfleld. They have been in prison for 25 years, serving life sentence. THE JAIL YAWNS FOR DDBOSE Will Look Through Bars for Six Months for Contempt of Court in Alaska Mining Cases. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, May 7.—Ex-Judge Du foosv?, late of Cape Nome, who advised his client, O. J. Compois, to disobey the order the United States court in the fa mous Alaska mining litigations of last fall, was yesterday sentenced to six months' imprisonment in the Alameda county jail. He will have for his com panion Alexander Mackenzie, who, as re ceiver in one of the cases was also found gtiilty o? contempt. The court, in it's decision, reviews the car,', and says in regard to what is per missable in an attorney: "An attorney cannot go beyond this right of advice and, actuated by a spirit of resistance, conspire with his client or with orders to disobey an order of court, obstruct the due administration of the laws and bring the authority of a court of justice into contempt." Ex-Judge Dubose is now at Nome, and •n officer will immediately be sent to bring him to Alameda to serve his sen tence. He was originally from Montana and is well known throughout the state. The Standard and the Miner announced the engagement of Miss Mary Daly and James Watson Gerard this morning—The Inter Mountain had it on the first page last Saturday---There are two kinds of newspapers-—Those that print today's news today and those that don't. See the Point? Mayor Davey Crippled With Rheumatism and the Party Workers With DisappoinuYient THOSE WHO GOT THERE. Chief of Police—James M. Reynolds. Captain of Police—Edw. B. Everts. City Detective—Jerry J. Murphy. Sergeant of Police—W. J. Dawson. Jailer—Sol Levy. Assistant Jailer—Bart L. Shay. Street Commissioner—John Mc Laughlin. City Physician—Dr. A. C. Leggat. Sanitary Inspector—J. H. Cronin. Sanitary Policeman—J. C. Leary. City Engineer—Frank C. Bicken bach. Plumbing Inspector—T. Campbell. City Clerk—William K. Quarles. First Assistant City Clerk—M. J. Sperling. Second Assistant City Clerk— Wm. Wynne. Inspector of Weights and Measures —J. B. Knowlton. First Assistant City Treasurer—B. H .Cook. Second Assistant City Treasurer— C. H. Small. City Attorney—Edwin M. Lamb. Librarian—J. R. Russel. Mayor Davey is crippled from rheu^ matism and the democratic party by domestic strife. The rheumatism will wear away in time and the knives of rival factions are sheathed at present hut a knowledge of the men that have been "turned down" warrants the poli ticians in indulging in some lively speculation. There'll be a torrid time in the old town some eevning when the political pot again 'begins to simmer; it is even possible that the machinery of muni cipal government may grate and creak at times on account of the failure of cer-_ tain human cogs to revelve as fast as might he desired. The momeutous first meeting of the new city council is now a matter of h s tory. Mayor Davey has announced his appointments and all have been con firmed, with pronounced opposition in a few instances. Mayor Davey even ladled out an inauguarl address and one of the members of the council was ac cused of trying his hand in the Dick Turpin line, but the storm has passed and the city hall is still on the map. The session lasted only an hour and the council chamber was crowded to th» point of discomfort during the perform ance. A large basket of pink roses stod on the presiding officer's desk, the gift of Con Hayes. If they had been red, the roses would have been symbolic of the character of the meeting. The Outgoing Mayor. Mayor Davey was escorted to the ros trom by retiring Mayor McCarthy at 8 o'clock. In Introducing the new execu tive of the city government Mr. McCar they used the following language: ''With the permission of your new mayor, I call this city council to order. On the eve of my x-etire.ment I have the honor to introduce our new maor, upon whose shoulders, the duties and cares of the local ad ministration will fall during the next two years. His honor is known to the taxpayers and citizens of Butte and he needs no introduction from me. I also have the honor of intro ducing Mayor Devey as a towns man of mine from New York state. It gives me pleasure to turn the keys of the city over to as honorable a gentleman as your mayor-elect—W. H. Davey." Applause greeted these few remarks and the democrats present drew In theîr breaths and waited until Mayor Davey A FIERCE BLAZE AT BASIN Town Almost Destroyed by Fire This Morning—Heavy Loss in the Little Village. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Basin, Mont., May 7.—A disastrous fire here this morning has Well-nigh destroy ed the business portion of the town. Lack of fire-fighting faci'ities made it impossible to check the flames, and it was only when almost everything in the line of the fire had been burned, that the fire died out. The fire started on North Main street, in a vacant building, w-hether acciden tally or Incendiary is not known. It swept westward, crossing the street by the aid of the wind. About a dozen buildings were destroyed, and only the use of dynamite to blow up the build ings in the path of the fire saved the rest of the town. The loss is roughly estimated at $30, 000, pretty well covered by insurance. LAND SHARKS WORK AT PEKIN Buying Up Legation Grounds and Hope to Force Foreign Governments to Pay Their Price. (By Associated Press.) Washington, May 7.—Information has reached here to the effect that a number of speculators, including Americans, have been trying to secure options on and to obtain possession of nearly all the land for legation purposes in the Pekin compound. The ministers have taken notes of this attempt at what they regard as sharp practice, and have issued a rule for bidding any exchange of titles to prop erty in the compound until the legation settlements are secured. Butte's New Executive Is at Home Nursing a Game Leg While a Host of Place Hunters Are Wondering flow He Could Be So Thoughtless as to Overlook Them—THose Who Oot the Jobs—The Names of Those Who Cot Left Take Ip Several Pages in the City Directory. hd responded before making another effort. The mayor was assisted in his address by a typewritten document to which he clung very carefully. He react as follows: The Mayor's Brief. "To the Honorable City Council of the City of Butte—Gentlemen: To day I assume the position of mayor of this city, and the duties and re ■ sponsi'bilities of this office carry with them the privilege of presiding over this honorable body. This position and this privilege come to me by a plurality of the electors ot this cily who exercised the right of suffrage at our last municipal election. One half of the membership of this honor able body likewise assume the posi tion of aldermen of their respective ■wards today, the other portion one year ago. "We are now puclic servants of all the people of this city. Let us strive for harmonious, concerted, in telligent action." "Ine laws of this stale, promul gated for our guidance and direction in the control and conduct of our city's affairs, should be understood and at all times applied, and the or dinances of this city should likewise be observed and respected; and if, at any time, the wisdom and reason of this body shall dictate that the ob servance and enforcement of such ordinances, or any of them, are not for the best interests of the city and Its people, then pursue the right pol icy, if within your power, by repeal ing such laws and enacting such new ones as shall best subserve the inter ests of our municipality. If this pol icy shall be adhered to, the individual cannot complain, and we will receive that aid and assistance in the dis charge of our official duties so neces sary and so much to be desired—the aid and assistance of every citizen in this community. Our City Government. "The work of the various depart ments of our citv government make up the sum total of the administration of the city's affairs; hence, the suc cessful and unsuccessful operation of each department bears its relative importance to the successful or unsuc cessful administration of our govern ment. That the city government may be successful in the highest degree possible to attain is our aim and wish. "To this end the duty of selecting, subject to your confirmation, the ap pointive officers, of this city being im posed upon me by law, I shall choose those who are, in my judgment, com petent and able, and those chosen, I trust, will prove faithful to the duties assumed. "It shall be my purpose to assis, t you in giving to the people of this city the greatest benefits of govern ment possible, in return for the bur dens imposed upon them The people are entitled to be secure in their prop erty and lives and the enjoyment of the greatest happiness attainable. "That department of our city gov ernment which deals with the protec tion of the Individual in his property and life against the marauding hand of the individual will lie expected at all times to do their full duty, and all necessary means and assistance to this end, I trust, will be provided. "The people are likewise entitled to PRESIDENT McKINLEY VISITS THE GOLD MINES OF ARIZONA. (By Associated Press.) Congress, Arizona, May 7.—The presi Icntlal party spent several hours this VIEWS OF THE FRESXD ENT'S WHEELED PALAÔE. , the best protection of their property within our power to bestow, from the ravages of fire, and this department will receive.my best efforts in secur ing for it the liest means for enabling it to render the best possible service. Good Lights. "A well-lighted city is not only a matter of comfort and convenience to its inhabitants), but is a valuable aid to the police department, in the pro tection of life and property, and an assistant to the individual for his own protection. The distribution of lights should receive our careful attention, so that they may be equitably and fairly apportioned, thus rendering the ' greatest return for the money ex pended. "The attractiveness of our city is enhanced and the maintenance of the health of the people immeasurably assisted by the cleanliness of our streets and alleys. The laws govern ing this subject should be rigidly en forced and a system of tolerating in fraction thereof unknown. It should he our special effort to do all that will aid in preserving the healtu of our people, and this department of our government, I am sure, win receive our support at all times. ''The reports of the heads of the va rious departments of the city govern ment, made at tne close of the last fiscal year, are on tile in the office of the city clerk. With these many of you aie, no doubt, familiar, and to i hor,3 who are not a perusal of them will show the condition of the city at the oeginning of this fiscal year. With our city's condition we must at all uines he familiar. Responsibilities. "Of the responsibilities and duties of my position I am deeply sensible, and also fully aware of t'he necessity "I your help in u. scharging them, and 1 feel at this time that you will at all times respond most generously with your aid, and, I assure you, it will lie my pleasure and purpose to render my services to you and tne city of Butte, whose people have compli mented me by entrusting me with my official position." A le: man McConnell was the only in v»t,fT L) f the council absent when the l 11 was called. After the transaction of routine business Alderman Cohen placed Thomas Biyant in nomination for pres ident of the council, saying that Bryant had served the city longest as alderman and was entitled to the honor. The elec tion was made by acclamation, as was that of Alderman Siebenaler for vice president. Council Committees. .Mayor Davey announced the appoint ment of the following committees: Health—Day, Cohen, Dempsey. Finance—Mayo, Manchester, Cohen, l ire and water—Siebenaler, T. Bryant, Evans, Duggan, O'Brien. Judiciary—Kroger, T. Biyant, Dempsey Gieeson, Mayo, Kelly, Manchester, Mc Connell. License—J. Bryant, Congdon, Day. Light—Kelly, Kroger, McConnell, Sieb enrtler, O'Brien. Building—O'Brien, Gieeson, Kroger. Having and Sprinkling—Dempsey, Mayo Day, Congdon, O'Brien. Folicee—Siebenaler, Dempsey, Gieeson, T. Bryant, Kelly, Manehaster, J. Bryant. Feinting—Evans, Cohen, Kelly. Library—buggan Kelly, Mayo. morning visiting the big gold mine lo cated at this place, which is about sev enty miles northwest of Phoenix. Sewer—Gieeson, Siebenaler, T. Bryant, Evans, Duggan. Streets and alleys—T. Bryant, Gieeson, Dempsey, Mayo, Kelly, Siebenaler Man chester J. Bryant.. Ways and Means—McConnell, Cohen, Duggan Plats and additions—Manchester,Evans O'Brien. Rules and order—Congdon, Kroger, Day. The first sensation of the meeting was caused by the protest of William Paig« against the seating of Alderman Day, as alderman from the third ward. It was re cited in the document that Day had once been convicted of a felony, and that his right of citizenship had never been re stored. Paige asked that the seat be de clared vacant, pending a decision by the district count. It was decided to lay the communication on the table until court developments warrant a course of action. The members of the council generally are opposed to Puige's suit, and even if he should win at law and secure the seat himself he will form in their estimation, at least, an undesirable addition to an al ready unhappy family. Then came the appointments, and the spectators held their breaths in suspense. James M. Reynolds was named first for chief of police. The vote was 9 to 6 m favor of the appointment, the opposing voters tieing Thomas Bryant, Joseph Bry ant, Day. Duggan, Gieeson and Kroger. The opposition to a few others was slight, and some appointments were confirmed unanimously, the list being given in the foregoing.. The Party Strife. Today considerable street discussion is being indulged in as to what will he the result of the appointments. Mayor Davey has sh .wn that he is a man of determined policy, hut he has men lined up against him who are just as determined, far more influential, and irate over tite alleged charge that he is not living up to hl» promises. Time will show the result of the domestic strife, and a number of the "pollies" thing not a great deal of time will be required l hief Reynolds was at the city prison today in company with ex-C'hief La veil, who coached his successor in the routine of his office. All the keys used by the de partment were handed over to Reynolds. Jailer Sol Levy will not begin the dis charge of his duties until tomorrow. As sistant Jailer Bart L. Shay was on hand early this morning and « ill probably take the desk this evening.. Police Judge Thomas Boyle disposed of the cases appearing before him this morning with dispatch. City Clerk Wil liam Iv. Quarles was in his office learn ing how to handle and file documents pi operly, and everything flowed along smoothly in the office of Cily Treasurer Ben Calkins. The action of Mayor Davey in re-appointing B. H- Cook first assist ant city treasurer and C. H. Small second assistant city treasurer showed fore thought and will not burden the office with raw recruits. Second Assistant City Clerk William-F. Winn, will fill the position of police court clerk. Ex-Clerk Scheffel was present this morning and assisted the new official In mastering the details necessary to the proper discharge of his duties. All tin* newly appointed officials took the oath of office early today. During the day the bonds of a majority were also filed. Miles Finlen an'd J. IT. McCarthy are sureties on the bond of Sanitary Inspector Cronin for $2,000. Dr. Louis Bernheim and Fayette Har rington went as sureties on the bond of Health Officer Leggat for $1.(00. J. R.Wharton and S. It. Fair went on the bond of J. D. Knowlton, inspector of weights and measures, to the tune of $° - 000 .. Tite original itinerary contemplated spending the entire (lay until 5 o'clock tills afternoon at Phoenix, but it was modified to permit the party to take this little side trip and Inspect the works of the Congress mine, the largest gold mine in the territory. Justice Street and other territorial officials came here on a special train to welcome the president to the territory. it produces $300,000 in gold a month. The party tramped up to the mouth cf the shaft, which descends at an angle of 3,100 degrees Into the mountain. The president did not make the de scent, but all of the members of the cabinet except Secretary Wilson went down in a cage to the lowest level and witnessed the drilling and blasting pro cess. The president, accompanied by the president of the mine, E. B. Gage, walk ed through a half mile tunnel lighted by candles to the stamp mills wh-re SCO stamps were crushing ore. He then in spected the cyanide works and saw cast j a liar of god worth $28,000. The presi dent was much interested and asked if he could not see the bar. I "It Is red hot" said Mr. Gage. "I will show it" shouted one of the melters, a man named Richmond, step ping forward and with the protector: only of a few rage on his hands he seized he hed hot mold and dumped the white . ot bar of glowing metal upon the stork, he rags ignited by the heat and the aung man's hands were scorched but he did not wince. "That is the true American pluck." cried the president advancing toward Richmond, "I want to shake your han 1." He grasped the man's hand and shook it cordially. On the way back to the train the presi dent had a good view of the mining camp in the valley below. TRAFFIC TIED IIP STREET CAR LINES UF FIVE CITIES OUT OF SERVICE. MEN WANT UNION RECOGNIZED No Intimation of Strike Until Em ployees Quit Work—More Pay Also Demanded—1,000 Men Out—Al bany, Troy, cohoes, Watervleit ancj Rensaeller Affected. (By Associated Press.) Albany, N. Y., May 7.—The employes of the United Traction company, which op erates the street surface car lines in Al bany, Troy, Cohoes, Watervleit and Ren saeller, went on a striks at 4 o'clock this morning. The car lines in the five citie? are completely tied up. The strike was wholly unexpected by the public. The men want a complete recognition of the Amalgamated associa tion of street railway employes and the discharge of seven non-union men em ployed by the company. They also want extra men paid the same rate per hour as regular men. A modification of the duties of conduc tors relative to the registration of inspec tors is also requested The strikers who number about 1,000 are orderly. All sorts of conveyances are being used for transit purposes. INE VICTIMS SURVIVORS SUE FOR FIVE MII> LION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES. SENSATIONAL SUIT IS FILED Hold That Spain Is Legally Respon sible for the Wreck, and That She Should Pay for the Death of the Men Who Were Blown to Eternity by Her Cowardly Emissaries. (By Associated Press.) New York, May 7.—Claims aggregating more than $5,000,000 will he tiled on be half of surviving seamen of tile battle ship Maine and by the next of kin of those seamen who lost their lives in Havana harbor on the evening of Feb ruary 15, 1898, according to Attorney Harwood of the firm of Butler & Har wood of this city. "While I have no doubt," said Mr. Harwood last night, "that the course taken by our clients will surprise the court of claims, my faith in the equity of the cause is unshaken. Good Grounds for Action. "While the Maine was not mentioned in the treaty of Paris, it was expressly provisioned that "the United States and. Spain mutually relinquish all claims for indemnity, national and individual, of every kind, or of its citizens or subjects, against the other government that may have arisen since the beginning of the ate insurrection In Cuba. The United States will adjudicate and settle the claims of its citizens against Spain.' "The only thing we have to prove is that, prior to the ratification of the treaty vontainlng this article, our citi zens had valid claims against the Span ish crown for injuries suffered in Ha vana harbor on the night of February 15." Forest Fire Near Kalispell. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Kalispell, Mont., May 7.—Lumbermen and fvttlers are alarmed over the for est fire that is now raging near Essex, and are hoping for rain or snow to check its ravages. The snow is all gone, leav ing the woods very dry, and great dis truetion is feared. NOT A BLUFF BY THE MINERS English Coal Diggers in Deadly Earn est Over the Abolition of the Coal Export Tax. (By Associated Press.) New York, May 7.—The action of the British miners pailiament today will be of more importance than the perfunctory debate on the coal tax in Westminster last night, says the Tribune's correspond ent. Like that debate, it will be a demon stration against the government hut the result cannot he determined in advance. It is probable that there will not be a general suspension of work in the col lieries and that the delegates will content themselves with a political demonstration against the coal tax. If the conference end rs a strike the country will be con fronted with a grave industrial situation. Sir Edward Gray made a strong speech in the house of commons last night against the tax. In his references to the threatened strike he was intensely ser ious. He warned the government not to regard the miners' threat as a mere bluff. A strike would be tantamount to an ultl tum from one section of the community to the rest and he declared in a tone which left a deep impression on the house that such an event would be the nearest ap proach to civil war Great Britain had known in many generations. Sir Edward Gray is still a young man, but he is one of the soundest thinkers in parliament and generally regarded as the future leader of the liberal rarty.