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For a number of years Dr. P. R. Moore
has made an annual pilgrimage from
California to Montana in order that he
might render professional assistance to
a son on whom he lavished all the
wealth of parental affection. He has
now made his last Journey to Butte
from the land of sunshine and flowers
—his body, accompanied by his grief
stricken son and daughter-in-law, will
be shipped back to Los Angeles this
evening, where their arrival is awaited
by the remainder of the bereaved family.
Pneumonia—that one dread word—tells
the whole story. Dr. Moore became ill
last Wednesday morning and was obliged
to take to his bed at the residence of
his son. Dr. Thomas B. Moore, No. 600
West Quartz street. Strange to say, he
had arranged to return to California on
that same day and was prevented only
by his illness. Complications of peri
tonitis developed on Friday and the aged
physician passed away last evening at
6 : SO o'clock.
The deceased was 65 years of age, a
native of Albert county, New Bruns
wick. His early boyhood was spent as
a clerk in the service of his father, the
late Thomas B. Moore, a prominent at
torney of New Brunswick. At 22 years
of age he began the study of medicine
•In Philadelohia with the celebrated .Dr.
Taylor of that city, but after a few years
went to New Yok and entered the Uni
versity of the City of New oYrk, from
which he graduated in medicine in 1859.
He renthined In New York as house
surgeon for the Brooklyn City hospital
for a year or two, intending to remain
and practice his profession in that city,
but was persuaded by his father, who
was a strong southern sympathizer, to
return to New Brunswick, in 1861 at the
outbreak of the civil war. There he
B. C. W. Evans, the Former
Butte Broker, is Doing Well
B. C. W. Evans, who made a quiet
.getaway from' Butte at the time the
district court of JefTerson county pro
nounced the alleged will of John D.
Allport a forgery, about two years ago,
Is engaged in the brokerabe business In
New York.
He has been In Gotham several mon.
He has been In Gotham several
months. Evans conducted a brokerage
business in this city for several. years
and would probably be here now had
It not been for a chain of circum
stances that held him and one of two
others responsible for the appearance
of two alleged Allport will» When the
court at Boulder made Its decision
known as to one of the wills Evans
started south and did not stop long
enough in any one place to cultivate the
acquaintance of the people. On reach
ing the sea shore he hastily boarded a
vissel bound for the opposite side cf
the globe and touched only such parts
as the trip necessitated.
At Honolulu he went ashore and
wrote a leter to one of his Butte friends
asking if he had been missed at home.
Without awaiting a reply he again took
to deep water and kept moving un*:l
he struck New Zealand. His stay there
was short, but his course from that
place is not generally known. Early
last year he dropped Into Paris and
took in the exposition, after which he
steamed for New York, where he -.an
across a Butte man a short time ago
and attempted to negotiate a loan of
Up todate Evans has had a remark
able career, and although he succeeded
In keeping out of the penitentiary while
in Montana he is well acquainted with
the interior of the county Jail, having
spent three months examining its clas
sic confines while awaiting trial on a
charge of using the mails unlawfully.
After putting the llnishing touches on
the Allport will matter, as is alleged,
he realised hhat something might drop
and made a hurried exit.
John D. Allport was a mining man
who owned considerable property in
this state. Some of this property was
good. Among his possessions was au
took up the practice of his profession
at Hopewell, Albert county.
Dr. Moore married Miss Rebecca Wel
don, a daughter of John Weldon of Dor -
chester, New Brunswick, in 1866, their
union being blessed with nine children.
In 1874 he emoved with his family to
Sackvllle, New Brunswick, where he re
mained until 1888. At that time he
changed his residence to Los Angeles,
Cal. He was widely known during his
long residence in New Brunswick and
left a large practice when he concluded
to remove his family to a milder cli
mate. He was one of the founders of the
New Brunswick Medical society and one
of its first presidents.
The deceased never took an active in
terest in politics except as a temperance
advocate. He was a master Mason of
40 years' standing, and at the time of
his death was a member of Southgate
lodge, Los Angeles. During the whole
of his membership he took a keen inter
est in Masonic affairs.
During the last few years Dr. Moore
had been coming to Butte to assist his
son in the practice of his profession for
three or four months each year. He had
retired from an active professional life,
but was a man to whom industry was
life itself. This love of work and his
affection for his son caused him even at
h.s advanced age, to undertake the tire
some lourney annually.
Dr. Moore was a man well known in
Los Angeles, where ne had large inter
ests in real estate. He also had a great
deal of money invested In the Kern
county oil He.as.
A wife and two daughters are at pres
ent living In Los Angeles, while the eld
est three daughters are attending school
In San Francisco. The latter have been
notified of the sad end of their father and
will be in Los Angeles on the arrival of
the bodv.
interest in the Minnie Healy at Meader
ville, for possession of which Miles Fül
len and F. A. Helnze are now doing
each other battle in the courts. Allport
was unmarried and for years made Ba?
sin, Jefferson county, his home. One
day he came to Butte and died. It was
suspected that he had left a will dis
posing of his property, but a thorough
search of his effects failed to produce
Later on, however, a document pur
porting to be the last will of the dead
man fell into the hands of James A.
Talbot of the First National bank. It
has been received by him in a letter
from a man supposed to be one Osborn,
who was then in San Francisco. In ad
dition to the alleged will the letter con
tained an explanation as to how the
writer had come into possession of the
will. It stated that at one time while
Osborn and another man were occupying
a cabin with Allport at Basin, Allport
had requested him (Osborn) to draw the
will, as he desired to leave all of his
possessions to Caroline Kelly, his sister,
who was then a resident of Denver.
Osborn's letter further stated that
some time after the will was made he
concluded to go south on a prospecting
tour, and Allport gave him the will with
instructions to stop in Denver and de
liver it to Mrs. Kelly. The instructions
had not been obeyed and he had carried
the will from the south to the Klondike
of Alaska.
On returning to San Francisco for sup
plies, he had learned of the death of AU
port, and as he liad heard Allport speak
of James A. Talbot he thought Mr. Tai
bot would be the one through whom the
document would surely reach Mrs.
Mr. Talbot supposed that the will was
all right and turned over to Mrs. Kel'y,
who had in the meantime come to Mon
tana to look after the estate.
In view of the fact that Allport made
Jefferson county his home when alive,
the alleged will was offered for probate
In the» district court at Boulder, but
other heirs of the estate at once raised
the cry of "forgery," and pressed thé
issue so hard that the petition for the
probate of the document was withdrawn
and no questions asked by Mrs. Kelly's
attorneys. Between the time tlje will
made its appearance and a few days be
fore the time the hearing for its admis
sion to probate was to take place a de
tective worked on the case and found
enough to convince him that Evans had
drawn the will at the suggestion of some
one, carried it to San Francisco, mailed
it himself there and then beat it back
to Butte.
A short time after this occurrence
Mike Geigerich rushed into Justice Ar
nold's court with another alleged All
port will drawn in fovor of Mrs. Kelly,
and in a very excited manner claimed he
had found it among some onld papers in
an old trunk he had stored away a few
years before.
This was supposed to be the real thing
•—the long-lost will of John D. Allport.
In due time it, too, was sent to Boulder
to be put. through the course of proba
tion, but when the court got through
with it "rank forgery'' was the ver
Within a day or two after this both
Geigerich and Evans faded from sight
here and have never returned. It is
claimed that Evans drew both of the
'bogus wills, but whether he did or did
not, he was not broke when he le't
Old Shamrock Not Available for This
Year Even if She Is the Better
Boat—Terms Under Which the Race
Will Be Made—Must Wait for
Another Tear Before Coming Over.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 14.—Sir Thomas Lipton
returned to London this morning cha
grined by the result of yesterday's race,
but he Is confident the Shamrock II is
the better boat, and thoroughly believes
something has gone wrong. He is anx
ious to see her in dry dock.
It is Just possible that the Shamrock I
may cross the Atlantic, but Sir Thomas
Lipton does not entertain any idea of
substituting the old one for the new boat
in the cup races, being certain that Mr.
Watson's creation in the long run will
prove superior to Mr. Fife's.
According to the deed of gift of the
America's cup to the New York Yacht
club, It would appear that the Sham
rock I cannot be substituted for the
Shamrock II In this year's eintest for
the America's cup. One clause of the
deed of gift reads:
Cannot Race Again for Two Tears.
"No vessel which has been defeated
In a match for this cup can be again se
lected oy any club as its representative
until after a. contest for it by sonie other
vessel has intervened, or until after the
expiration of two years from the time
of such defeat."
The necessary two years have not
elapsed. The Columbia and the Sham
rock I met on October 16, 17 and 20, 1899,
and the next series of racer we™ sched
uled in the acceptance of the challenge
for August 20, 23 and 24 of this year, or
a week later if anything should happen
to delay the challenger. Consequently,
it seems the two-year condition cannot
be made available until the next series
of races.
(By Associated Press.)
San Juan, Porto Rico, May 14,—Attor
ney General Harlan has decided that
cock fighting is Illegal, so about the only
amusement of the Porto Ricans is to be
taken from them.
In May, 1899, a general order was is
sued which officially approved the regu
lations of the local society for the pre
vention of cruèlty to animals. One of.
these regulations prohibited cock fight -1
ing, but the order was never enforced.'
The matter was brought up a few
weeks ago on account of the usual
spring fiestas in the country towns,
where cock fighting is the chief attrac
tion. attorney general was asked to
decide whether the general order of the
military authirlties was still law. He
held that It must be considered as à
general police regulation, to be enforced
as are other laws.
The- penalty provided is heavy. Own
ers of buildings where cock fights are
held are liable to $60 fine. Spectators
are liable to a $3 fine and those who
manage the affairs to a $15 fine. Those
arrested a second time for the same of
fense are liable to a double fine.
Sports are entirely lacking in Porto
Rico. The small boys are Just begin
ning to know about baseball and in a
few years that game may become popu
lar, but to deny the people of the coun
try cock fighting, is to take from them
their principal recreation.
Chief of Police Fechter said yesterday
that he was in favor of cock fighting
and did not intend to hunt for cockpits.
Any pit against which a complaint
might be made would be raided, he said,
but no wholesale arrests would follow.
The chief evidently gops on the princi
ple that a custom of 3'H) years standing
cannot be uprooted in a day.
"Three things—d.Inking, gambling and
cock fighting," said he "must always
exist here."
(Special to the Inter Mountain.)
Anaconda, May 14.—A warrant was
sworn out before County Attorney
Duffey this afternoon for the arrest of
Dr. F. M. Snyder, on a charge of as
sault in the second degree, on complaint
of Dr. J. F. Stelman, upon whom Dr.
Snyder drew a gun and threatened to
use it at St. Ann's hospital this morning.
The two physicians had not spoken
for a year or two until this morning,
when Dr. Snyder is alleged to have at
tacked Dr. Spelman, at the same time
using language unfit for print.
The warrant was placed In the hands
of Officer Lynch. The incident has
caused quite a stir In town because of
the prominence of the principals.
Careful Discussion of Its Terms Be
tween the Islanders and the Ship
pers—Natives Well Pleased to Do
Business in This Country—May
Produce $15,000,000 a Tear.
(By Associated Press.)
AVashington, May 14.—The war depart
ment is exhausting every resource to
make the Philippines' tariff most bene
ficial to the United Stater, trade. AVith
this end in view, Secretary Root has
placed the proposed tariff before Ap
praiser Wakeman and his experts in this
city, who are to give it the final touches
before it is laid before the president for
promulgation, unless the supreme court
in its decision on the insular question,
renders, all that has been done super
fluous. *
The opinion of the court is expected
within two weeks.
l.ast August Colonel Clarence Edwards,
in charge of the insular division of the
war department, assembled a board of
army officers who had been in control of
customs and revenue matters, to for
mulate a tariff which would be mure
advantageous to many important Amer
ican interests than the law already in
operation. This work was submitted to
the leading commercial interests in the
islands, public hearings were given by
the civil and military reviewing officials
and freedom of discussion was en
Pleased With the Changes.
After the interests of the islands were
thus ascertained, the schedules were
published widely in this country and
criticism and advice were solicited from
American exporters and producers.
There has been a general response to
this invitation and a number of changes
have been suggested, but the great ma
J( rity of the comment has been of a
character expressing satisfaction with
the new rates.
The whole matter, is is now said, is
in such shape that the new tariff, if
there is to be any. can be promulgated
by June 1, to go into effect two months
la 1 er. It is expected to produce annu
ally about .$15,000,000 after the first year,
although for a short period, with con
ditions now existing in the islands, it
may not raise more than half that
Plenipotentiaries Do Not Ask for Re
duction-Will Do Whatever the
Powers Ask—No Mention of Inter
est—Want Hague Conference to
Pass on Claims of the Foreigners.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, May 14.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Pekin says:
, The Chinese plenipotentiaries have
Vent their reply to the ministers regard
ing the demand for $327,000,000 indem
The first paragraph states that China
r h:is not the slightest intention of trying
jlo escape from the payment of her just
colligations, and will pay all the legiti
mate expenses of the allies and all dam
ages actualy incurred by foreigners dur
ing the recent troubles.
The third paragraph sets forth that the
resources of China are diminishing. The
jK. vernment in recent years was only
LM# to raise 88,000,000 taels ($61,000,000)
a year, of which 24,000,000 taels ($17,000,
OOiq go to pay the war loan, and 16,000,

SlOW .
If the woman at work should make
Answer to the other woman, she might,
perhaps, say : " You never had to scrub
and clean when your back ached so that
it seemed that every movement would
break it in two." It's bad enough for a
woman to suffer. But when she must
suffer and slave at the same time she
reaches the limit of her endurance.
Weak women who have been made
strong by the use of Dr. Pierce's Favor
ite Prescription, recommend it to others
as a godsend. It establishes regularity,
dries weakening drains, heals inflamma
tion and ulceration and cures female
"I have been ailing tome time now. bejng
troubled with female weakness" writes Mrs.
Wm. H. Johnson, of Avondale. Chester Co.. Pa.
• Every month I would have to lie on my back.
I tried many different medicines and nothing
gave me relief until I began Dr. Pierce's medit
ines, using two bottles of ' Favorite Prescrip
tion ' and two of 'Golden Medical Discovery '
These medicines have cured me. When I began
your treatment I was not able to do very much,
but now I do the work for my family of nine,
and feel better to-day than I have for a year."
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure bil
iousness and sick headache. They do
not create the pill habit.
and Good
'T'HIS WEEK Hennessy's Grocery Departments K Butte and
1 Centerville offer a great variety of Fruit Preserves of the
finest quality, at prices never before named for such a high
grade of goods. Strictly pure--absolutely guaranteed to be
nothing but fruit and sugar.
Blue Star Brand
In Fancy Class Jars
Blue Star Brand
In Fancy Glass Jars
-lb jar Strawberries ...........
.. ..$1.2.5
5 p und.« Sweet Pickled
-lb jar Raspberries ...........
5 pounds Sweet Pickled
. .$1.13
-iu jar ^.pneots ...............
3-lb ja r Strawberries ..
.. 75c
-lb jar Pears ..................
3-lb jar Raspberries ...
.. 75c
-Ib jar Black Currants .........
1-lb jar Strawberries ..
.. 30c
1-lb jar Raspberries ....
.. 30c
-lb jar Pineapples ..............
1-lb jar White Cherries
.. 30a
-lb jar White Cherries .........
5-lb jar Currant Jelly ..
Monroe Brand
5-lb glass
Pure Currant Jelly ir
Jars for ............
5-lb tins for ...........
1-lb glass jar for......
Raspberries and
5-lb glass and stone jars............$1.00
5-lb tins ............................ 75 e
1-lb glass jar ........................ 20 a
Keiller's Scotch, stone jars.......... 25c
Curtice Bros., 1-lb tins ............ 15c
3-lb jar Currant Jelly
Assorted Jellies, 2-lb tins............ l3o
Curtice Bros.
Raspberry and Stiawberry Jam In
1-lb tins for ........................ 13c
Brandy Peaches in lVi-lb glass jars
for ................................. 60c
"D. & Q." Brand
Red Cherries in Maraschino quart
bottles for.......................... 75c
Monroe Apple Butter
5-lb glass jars for................... 43o
Everything New in
Sheet Music
50c Pieces for 25c
ALL the popular vocal and instrumental pieces, the latest "ragtime" and coon
■** melodies, every piece new. Come down and try "The honeysuckle and
the Bee," "Coon, Coon, Coon," "The Way to Win a Woman's heart," "I'd
Like to Hear That Song Again," and many others worth 50 c for 35 c each.
Black Taffeta Silk
Shirt Waists
Only $4.75 Each
S TYLISHLY made garments with tuckings on sleeves,
down front and back of waist, straps over shoulders
trimmed with small gilt buttons. Little beauties, all
sizes, 33 to 4 4 inches.
*'"% entana
Orders to
000 ($11,000,000) more to oilier foreign ob
The plenipotentiaries propose to set
aside 15,00,000 taels ($10,000,000) annually
to be paid to the powers in monthly In
stalments until the sum agreed upon is
made up.
Li Hung Chang is very desirous to
have the bills of the powers examined
before The Hague tribunal.
We call your attention to our ten days'
sale on a job lot of sewing machines.
Hogue's Second Hand Store. 251 E. Park.
The Great Northern railway will *>U
round trip tickets, Butte to Boulder ar I
return, including one week's board an 1
bathing privileges at Hot Springs hots!,
at a rats qf $13.80 each.
Grand Opera House
DICK P. SUTTON, Manager.
Two nights, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, May 14-15.
First and only appearance of
the World's Greatest Spectacular
La Loie
Original in her marvelous cre
ations, "The Archangel" and
"The Tempest," "Lilly Dance,"
"Lightning Dance," also "The
"Fire Dance," in conjunction
with a company of high class
players, who will be seen, pre
sents t'he charming comedy
"An Accidental Sweetheart"
and the screaming farce.
"his Last Chance"
In which will be introduced re
fined and unique specialties.
Watch and Jewelry Sale
Small stock of GOOD WATCHES
and gold jewelry bought from a
retiring jeweler, on sale AT EX
Rubeustein & Co., 73 E. Park
Î The Butte Undertaker
Practical Undertakers PHimip 1117
I and Embalmers rnone JU/
J 104 W. Park Street
Honorary graduate of the Ontario Vet
erinary College, Toronto, Canada. Treat m
all diaeasea of domesticated animals ao»
cording to scientific principles. Offics nS
Marlow's Stable«, Id South Main street.
Telephone 293. All vases promptly at<
tended to.
Mark F. Jones, Pre3.
F. N. Gilbert, Treas.
A nother car of high-grade
Pianos have arrived, and
we want to see you. More
value for your money than
Twenty different makes
to select from.
At the Piano Parlor
Gilbert, Jones & Co.,
20© H. Main St.
With nontana Book Co.
Next to Connell's
A. Tuttle I ho*. Sullivan
/ IL Q
Il'-IIt L. tnstwFy. Tel.

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