Newspaper Page Text
If Tou See It In the Inter Mountain—It's Tfa
If You See It in The Miner—You're Lucky. The Butte Inter Mountain vol. XXI. NO. 50 Pair tonight BUTTE. MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 17. 1901. v Jooler tomorrow PRICE FIVE CENTS MRS. M'KINLEY IS SLOWLY RALLYING fROM HER SEVERE ILLNESS. The Invalid Rested Well Last Night and Awoke Considerable Better This Morning-Physicians Greatly Encouraged-She Is Gain ing Little Strength. (Special to Inter Mountain.) San Francisco, Cal., May 17.—It has been announced that owing to Mrs. Mc Kinley's improved condition the president has promised to attend the launching ot the battleship Ohio to-morrow. He is now confident of the recovery of the patient in which event the chief execu tive will remain here until she shall be able to stand the fatigue of travel. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, May 17, 2:30 p. m.—Dr. Hirschfelder, one of the consulting phy sicians, arrived at the Scott residence at 8 o'clock, and is now with Mrs. Mc Kinley. Henry T. Scott has just left his house, and in conversation with the As sociated Press representative said: "Mrs. McKinley passed a fairly good night and awoke early this morning. She asked for a cup of (coffee, and seem ed to be bright and comfortable. It is THREE DEAD AND MANY INJURED Street Car Strikers at Albany Clash With the Soldiers—Military Rule in the City, and Wilder Scenes May Follow—Sixteen Persons •Killed or Seriously In jured During the Riots. (By Associated Press.) Albany, N. Y., May 17.—Two dead, one dying and sixteen suffering from in juries more or less severe, is the record at 9 o'clock today of casualties resulting from the strike of Union Traction com pany employes in this city. Of the three men who were wounded by the National Guardsmen yesterday, A MONUMENT TO HARRISON Montana Asked to Do Her Share in Memory of the Great American Statesman. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Richmond, Indiana. May 17—The movement to erect a monument to the late ex-President Benjamin Harrison, has now taken definite shape in Indiana by the formation of an incorporated asso ciation to have charge of the raising of funds and the construction of the monu ment. The movement to be, is to be made na tional and several of the prominent men of Montana will be asked to act as vice presidents of the association. Their duty will be to engineer the raising of Mon tana's share of the funds. The total amount wanted is at least 1100,000. Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana has subscribed $1,000. Vice presidents will be named in every stale and territory in the union, and in many of them prominent men have already ac cepted. The monument will be erected at some suitable location in or near the capital of Indiana. ROW AT TIENTSIN GERMAN TROOFS FIRED ON A BRITISH TUG BOAT. MAY CAUSE SERIOUS TROUBLE English General Got Small Satisfaction Out of the Explanation Given of the Outrage—Complaint That the Ger mans Hold All Other Troops Not as Allies, But as Subordinates. (By Associated Press.) London, May 17.—The Ewo incident at Tien Tsin on May 4, when some Ger man soldiers guarding' a German bridg i across the Pei Ho, at the south end of the British concession there, fired on the British tug Ewo, wounding two of her urew after the vessel had touched the bridge which Impeded river traffic, is assuming a graver character. Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of the German commander's explanation, the mattei has been referred to the British minister M Pekin, Sir Ernest Satow, with a view to diplomatic action being taken. According to a dispatch from Pekin to the London Times, published today, after two of the Chinese crew had been wounded (they have since died), the re mainder were arrested .taken to a Ger man prison and flogged. Gen. Lome Campbell asked General von Lessel for an explanation of the "un warrantable act of brutality." Von Lessel's reply, which has just been received, promising that the incident shall not be repeated, at least so far as the use of arms is concerned, is regarded is quite Inadequate. my personal opinion that her condition lows marked Improvement over yester day." After the last bulletin of the night had been given out and Dr. Hirsehfelder, the consulting physician, had left for the night, announcing that he would not return until morning, the lights were extinguished, except in .the sjck room, where a shaded lamp burned low and where only a nurse was in attendance upo n the patient. The night was extremely disagreeable. Fog came in from the ocean in great clouds that settled over the hills and soon developed into a penetrating mist that saturated everything with water. A score of newspaper reporters and half a score of police officers walked about the house or stood in sheltered door ways seeking what comfort that could be had under the disagreeable condi tions. Wm. Walsh and Elroy Smith are dead, while Wm. Rose is dangerously wounded. Wm. Marshall, the motorman whose skull was fractured by stones thrown by the mob that attacked a car he was taking out of the car barn Tuesday, cannot recover. Mr. Smith was promi nent in business, political and social life here. The Ninth regiment of the National Guard, which will reach the city tonight, will swell the number of troops in Al bany to 3000. The directors of the United Traction company will hold a meeting at 11 o'clock to consider the situation. Mean while it is not likely that any effort will be made to move cars. The Times, in an editorial, says: "Apart from the question of the flag which the tug flew, we have no hesita tion in declaring that such punishments are out of all proportion to the alleged offense. The fact that the crew dealt with in this high-handed manner under the British flag introduced an important factor. General von Lessel furnishes an aggravation of the original wrong done. It is not the sort o fsatisfaction we are likel yto accept. Tien Tsin is not the only place where Germans are disposed to forget that we are their allies, and not their subordinates." The Times concludes with a con dmnation of the various eGrman expedi tions. TROY STRIK E IS C ALLED 0ÇF Street Car company Comes to the Terms Asked by the Men—Re ceive the News With Cheers. (By Associated Press.) Troy, N. ¥., May 17.—A committee of the Troy division of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes ha3 wafled upon Mayor Conway and informed him that th: strike Y:s been settled. The committee said, undm' the terms of the agreement, the employs ar to rceive 20 ents per hoar, and that the company will tieat w*th a committee of either union or non union men. After notifying the mayor, the com mittee visited the headquarters and in formed the members of the union. The news was reeived by the strikers with cheers. BRICKLAYERS LOCKED OUT Seventeen Thousand Masons Let Out of Work for Alleged Refusal to Abide by Contract. (By Associated Press.) e New York, May 17.—Between 15,000 and 17,000 bricklayers in the employ of con tractors who are members of the Ma sons Builders' association, were locked out today. President Eidiitz, of the Masons Builders' association, said the lockout was primarily caused by the refusal of the Bricklayers' association to abide by the finding of an arbitration committee concerning a dispute which arose be tween the masons and the bosses a few weeks ago. Host of Boers Give Up. (By Associated Press.) Pietersburg, Northern Transvaal, May 17.—Ninety Boers, including Baron Dvorster and Heystek, the former land rest, and many former officials, have surrendered. The district is rapidly settling down to the usual conditions. Powers Get Their Legations. (By Associated Press.) Paris, May 17.—An official dispatch re ceived here announces that the Chinese peace plenipotentiaries have agreed to the demands of the powers for con cessions to be used for legation sites. Mascardo Surrenders. (By Associated Press.) Manila. May 17.—General Mascardo with 328 men has surrendered to Capt. Joseph P. O'Neil, of the Twenty-fifth in fantry, at San Antonist Zambales prov ince. Not a single light was shown in any part of the house except a faint glow in the sick room and In the telegraph room, where a corps of teiegrapners and sten ographers were kept busy until the early hours of tlie morning receiving and transmitting official telegrams over a direct wire to Washington. With the cessation of work in the telegraph room the house was wrapped in darkness and not a sound or sign of life was visible. Stillness prevailed outside, and rfhly the ceaseless tread of the policemen pacing the beats about the residence was 1 -----• AVith the extinguishing of ehe lights in the telegraph room the crowd of curious that had stood for hours in Lafayette square, opposite the Scott residence, kept at a respectful distance by the police cordon, melted away. With the first Indication of daylight the heavy fog began to dissipante and the day broke clear and bright. The president arose at 5 o'clock and raised the window blinds facing the east, al lowing the sun to stream in. At 5:30 o'clock the trained nurse was seen to slightly raise the blinds of tne sick room in order that the patient might get the sunlight. There was not a stir Ir. other parts of the house, and those waiting for news from the distinguished patient felt relief in the situation, as everything indicated continued improve ment. or at least no change lor the worse. Tfie president sent word to have his breakfast served early, presumably in order that he might devote his attention to executive business. At 7 o'clock the relief nurse arrived and took up her position at the bedside, and at 7:30 Henry T Scott, who had passed the night at a neighboring resi MEN AT COLORADO SMELTER ARE OUT. SEVERAL MINES WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN ON AC COUNT OF DIFFERENCES OVER THE EIGHT-HOUR LAW— A MEETING TONIGHT TO EFFECT A SETTLEMENT —IN ALL 800 MEN ARE OUT OF WORK. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X X X The lockout at the Butte & Bos- X X ton will probably be settled- to- X X night. The Mill and Smeltermen's X X union will hold a meeting at which X X a proposition from the company X v. will be considered. X X The Colorado concentrators were X X closed at noon to-day. In all 800 X X men have been thrown out. X X X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx As a result of the demand made by the Mill and Smeltermen's union upon the Butte & Boston and Colorado Mining companies for an eight-hour day for ai! outside men employed at the smelters of these two corporations, the concentrator at the Butte & Boston smelter was closed down yesterday afternoon and the smelter itself is in shape to be closed at an hour's notice. At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon all work was sus pended in the workings of shafts Nos. 1 and 3 of the company, and if the smel ter is compelled to close, the other prop erties operated by the Butte & Boston will fall in line. By the shutting down of the entire works about 800 men will be thrown out of employment. At noon today the Colorado company followed-the lead of the Butte & Boston, closing down both its concentrator and smelter, which will of course necessitate the suspension of operations at the Gagnon and other mines of the company and throw several hundred men on the tender mercies of the world. Quite a while ago both of these com panies put the eight-hour day into effect in their smelters, but there were a few outside employes, such as yardmen, blacksmiths' helpers and bricklayers' helpers who were not considered smelter tnenand the shorter day was not ex tended them. It is for these men that the union is endeavoring to secure the shorter day. General Manager Gillie of the Butte A Boston returned to the city yesterday from a trip east and was visited by a committee from the union last night. The callers explained the situation to Mr. Gillie and the latter explained his position to them. He told them the Butte & Boston would like to run along in the even tenor of its way, but no change in the hours of labor would be made by the company. In an interview with an Inter Mountain reporter today Mr. Gillie stated that the concentrator had been closed down and the smelter was in shape to follow suit on short notice if necessity demanded it To this he added that with the expira GOVERNOR NASH IS POISONED He Made Serious Acquaintance With Foison Oak and Is Confined to the House. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, May 17.—Gov. Nash of Ohio was still confined to his apart ■ ments today on account of the oak pois oning on his face, but his physician stated that he would be able ;o atten 1 the launching of the Battleship Ohio to morrow. As all the festivities here have been declared off on account of the illness of Mrs« McKinley, Gov. Nash and party will leave San Francisco for the east Sunday morning. Idaho Mason Passes Away. Blackfoot, Idaho. May 17.—George D. Golden, grand master of the Masons of Idaho, died suddenly at Idaho Falls to day. Death was due to neuralgit of the heart. dence, called to learn Mrs. McKinley's condition. He remained only a few minutes and came out looking cheerful • nj relieved. In response to a query as to the pa tient's condition, he said: "1 feel greatly gratified and relieved at .Mrs. McKinley's condition this morn ing She has passed a restful night and this morning called for a cup of coffee. When it was served she remarked to the president and the nurse that the cup In which it was served was not as large a* she had been used to. In view of th ese facts I consider her greatly im proved and feel that she will continue to improve from now on." AVhen asked as to whether the entire parly would remain in San Francisco un til the president was ready to return to Washington, he replied that that was his understanding, but that this con tingency largely depended upon Mrs. Mc Kinley's improvement. As soon as she was able to travel, however, the pesi dent would take her direct to Washing ton over the route already announced in these dispatches. A serious aspect of the case dur ing the early hours of last night pre pared the public for news of the worst character, but the quiet night passed by the patient, the short consultation of the physicians this morning and the prompt and favorable bulletin resulting there from. all tended to substantiate the statement made by Mr. Scott. The president did not leave the house during the morning, but it was said he hoped to take a drive about noon. He was considerably annoyed yesterday by the presence of persons with kodaks at every turn he made, and it is thought this annoying feature has deterred him ttinn of the day shift at 4:30 o'clock to day all work in shafts Nos. 1 and 3 of the Silver Bow mine would be suspended. Th°re were, he said, nearly 300 men em ployed in these two mines alone. "The cerntnittee did not tell me what the union inUnded to do," said he, "but I under stand it will hold a meeting this even ing to decide the matter. This morning the same committee call ed on Manager Pierce of the Colorado and discussed the situation with him. Mr. Pierce refused to grant the request of the union and announced that the smelter and concentrator would close operations at it o'clock. it is quite sure that this move was de cided upon yesterday afternoon, for all of the carpenters were laid off and in formed that their services might not be required foor a year. One of the Committee Talks. John F. Smith, chairman of the ex ecutive board of the Mill and Smelter men's union, made the following state ment today in regard to the situation: "We wish to deny the statement made In the Standard this morning that the union has declared a strike. The situa tion is just this: On May 2 a committee was appointed by the union to interview Superintendent Thomas of the Butte S. Boston smelter, and R. F. Pierce of the Colorado company's plant. The commit tee waited on these gentlemen and they asked for ten days' time in which to consider the matter. We gave them until the 15th. On the latter date the committee called again and they asked for 24 hours more, which request we granted. Further than this no action has been taken by the union and no strike has been ordered. Before a strike can be ordered the matter will have to be considered by the advisory board of the union, and this has not been done. So far as the shut down is concerne 1 the union is not responsible for it. A request was simply made on the Butte & Boston and Colorado companies to grant the outside men the eight-hour day,'the same as the Montana Ore Pur chasing company and Butte Reduction works have done without a request from the union. The .outside men comprise yardmen, machinists' helpers and brick layers' helpers. We also wish to deny the statement that we have a grievance against the Butte Reduction works or that the outside men at the Butte & Bos ton works and Colorado smelter had no grievance. The fact of the matter is, the men who have been working more than eight hours are the ones who made the complaint, and they made it in Writing." Blown Up With Dynamite. .-\kron, Ohio, May 17.—The residence of Policeman William J. Bruner was Wrecked by dynamite early today. Bruner, hi-s wife and two children were buried in debris but one was seriously in jured. The police believe that the dynamiting Was an attempt at revenge upon Police man Bruner. South Akron has been : n vestf-d by a gang of firebugs and this of fice: has been most active in apprehenj ing ils members. Bond Contract Annulled. (By Associated Press.) ' Denver, May 17.—The contract made by -the recent democratic board of supervi sors with New York bankers for the pur chase of bonds issued by the city for a ne w water niant on the basis of muni cipal ownership, has been annulled by the present republican board. The ques tion of the legality of the bond Issue has be,n before the courts for some time. President McKinley Now hopeful for his Wife's Recovery-lie Takes a Walk and Is Bothered By Kodak Eiends-Entire Party Will Go to Washington. from walking in the immediate vicinity of the house to-day. Secretaries Smith and Hitchcock are now with the presi dent, and will spend the day with him. The president is greatly encouraged over Mrs» McKinley's improvement. YVh'en Postmaster Smith called on President McKinley this morning he found the chief executive exceedingly jubiliant. The president gleefully de scribed the change In Mrs. McKinley's condition as a transformation. There was not the slightest tendency to re lapse that had been so dreaded in the early hours of the morning. The presi dent said that if she can hold her own for 24 hours that the crisis would be passed. The doctors expressed them selves as astonished at her remarkable show of vitality. President McKinley, accompanied by Henry T. Scott and Chief of Police Sul MURDERED A CATHOLIC PRIEST ! 1 j * a (By Associated Press.) New York, May 17.—The body of a man found late last night in a house in Ninth avenue has been identified as that of the Rev. Edward S. Phillips of St. Gabriel's chuch, Hazelton, Pa., who re cently had a conference with J. Fier pont Morgan in reference to the threat ened strike in the iron and coal regions of Pennsylvania. The coroner says that the identifica tion can hardly be questioned, as pa pers found on the body seem to prove it. The police are working on what may prove to lie a murder. Kirk Stanley, a message operator in whose rooms the body was found is un der arrest aa a suspicious person. Father Phillips was one of Ihe best known figures in the great Hazelton coal strike. Both sides had implicit con fidence in his integrity and ability, and hs efforts to settle the strike without bloodshed were untiring. He went to New York to interview the railway and coal magnates, who received him with great respect, and his wise and prudent counsel aided much in bringing the serious matter to an amicable con clusion. He was about 35 years of age. He had a wide acquaintance, and his long work among the miners gave him much opportunity to study their needs, and present them to the employers. Father Phillips had been away from Hazelton for about two weeks on a vaca tion- During his absence he is said to have attended the ceremonies incident to the elevation of Mgr Marttnelli to the rank of cardinal. Father Phillips was a prominent mem ber of the Ancient Hibernians and the Elks lodge of this city. He took an active part in settling the A. O. H. difficulties a few years ago. He was a strong tem perance advocate and his influence with all nationalities, who make up the popu lation of the anthracite region is recog nized by miners and mine owners alike. His participation in the settlement of the miner's sthrike last year is still fresh in the minds of the public. After the autopsy on the body of Fa ther Phillips had been completed, Coro N.P.SEITLEMENT NO DISASTROUS RAILROAD WAR OVER THE PROPERTY. FAR-REACHING FINANCIERING. Union and Northern Pacific Interests Patch Up a Permanent Truce—Both Powerful Parties Agree on Compro mise to Run the Two Roads for Mutual Profit—Better Than Fighting (By Associated Press.) New York, May 17.—It seems to be gen erally acknowledged that the truce be tween the Morgan and the Kuhn, Loeb & Company interests in their contest for the control of Northern Pacific has as sumed the dignity of a definite settle ment of future policy and that attempts will be made to reconstruct, so far aa is necessary, the "community of interests" plan of railway management on a new basis. * ® This means that the northwestern roads are to be orought more thorough ly and directly into the fold than has heretofore been contemplated. Kuhn, Loeb & company interests are already heavy holders in the Great Northern and their recent purchase of Northern Pa cific make that road a distinctly Harri man road, notwithstanding that the nom inal control shall still remain with J. P. Morgan & company, which, accord ing to best information, is the present plan. The Harriman people will be ade quately represented in the board of di rectors of the Northern Pacific and will be fully able to protect the Union Pacific livan, left the Scott residence at 12:10 o'clock for a short drive. President Mc Kinley's face had lost much of the wor ried look it bore yesterday, and this is taken as a certain indication that he ha staken hope from the favorable re ports from the sick room today. It was decided to forego the review of the school children, which was to have taken place today. President McKinley looked forward to this review with pleasureable anticipation, but he was persuaded tp ask that the programme for today bè called off, as he hardly felt that he could_ leave Mrs. McKinley for any lengtfi of time. M. H. De Young called on the presi dent this morning. Mr. McKinley was most cheerful, and stated to Mr. De Young that if Mrs. McKinley continued to improve that he would attend the launching tomorrow. Father Phillips, a Devoted Friend of the Laboring Man, Found Dead in New York—Conferredd With J. Pierpont Morgan to Pre vent Strike in Coal and Iron Regions of Pennsylvania. ner Bausch announced that no marks ot violence had been found on the body. The condition ot the organs showed that the man had suffered from chronic nep hritis and fatty liver. The coroner said that owing to the suspicious circum stances surrounding the case it was deemed advisable to have the vital or gans analyzed. Decomposition had advanced so far when the body was discovered that a cursory examination was not sufficient to reveal the cause of death, and an autopsy will be held. Stanley has been subjected to rigid examination and 19 said to have told conflicting storie3. Mrs. Pernius, from whom Stanley leased four rooms, in one of which the body was found, said that her tenant claimed to be from San Francisco, and called himself Dr. Stanley. He was accom panied by a young woman whom lie in troduced as his wife. The body was discovered by Mrs. Pernius' daughter, who went to Stanley's apartments to remove the bedding, which was hanging out of the window. The police were im mediately notified, and a search of Ilia body disclosed a number of papers. Among them was a letter from John Mitchell, president of the United Mina Workers, and addressed to Rev. Dr. Edward S. Phillips, Hazelton. Thera were also several telegrams from Mitch ell, a half rate coupon such as is issued to clergymen, and several receipts made out in Dr. Phillips' name. It was made public for the fi v st time after the identification of the body that two confidential alarms had been sent oui by Captain of Detectives Titus for Mr. Phillips, who, aeco-ding to this in formation, had keen missing front his home in Hazelton since April 28. from any encroachments on its territory by the Northern Pacific. Morgan in Union Pacific. On the other hand there have been ac tive purchases of Union Pacific stock by interests coming very close to J. P. Morgan & Company, so that the prac tical effect of the recent corner anl purchases responsible fur it have been the exchange of Union Pacific stock for Northern Pacific. It is. of course, now a question what financial arrangements will lie made by the Harriman interests for financing their purchases of Northern Pacific, as it is taken for granted that they did not make such purchases on any private ac count. but with the sole object of pro tecting the Union Pacific' interests and it is therefore supposed that the recent heavy purchases of Northern Pacific se curities are to be turned over at their cost price to the Union Pacific, which will issue convertible four per cent bonds in payment. There are $100,000,U00 of these convertible bonds already author ized and only $40,000,000 have thus far been issued. It may be stated on au thority that the matter of thus finan cing the Northern Pacific stock has not yet oeen officially considered by the union Pacific board. * Retire Stock at Par. Much interest is shown in the report that the preferred stock of the Northern Pacific is to be retired at par. No offi cial statement, on this matter is obtain able. but there seems substantial ground for the statement that no action hav ing this in view for next January ha* yet been taken. To secure the cash, it would be neces sary to issue entirely new securities as the company has at the moment no re sources available for retiring the pre ferred stock. No mortgage may be issued which would have preference over the present three per cents, hut there is no reason why additional common stock should not be issued, providing of course, that it received the assent of the proper propor tion of the present stockholders, both preferred and common.