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Today's News Today
If You See It in the Inter Mountain—T.'n So.
The Butte Inter Mountain.
VOL. XXI. NO. 55 Cloudy Tonight and Friday.
BUTTE. MONTANA, THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 23. 1901. Stationary Low Temperature.
Good Mews From the Bedside of the
Illustrious Patient—She Asks That
the Daily Program of the
Presidential Party Be Car
ried on Without Change
—Fast Becovering
(Ry Associated Press.)
San Francisco, May 23.—After a go >d
night's rest, Mrs. McKinley awoke re
freshed this morning, and smilingly said
that the programme scheduled for today
need not be curtailed on her account.
Accordingly, President McKinley went

; president McKinley,
Addressing the Veterans.
to the home of Irving M. Scott, where
he had breakfast. Immediately after
wards he attended a reception given by
»he heads of the federal department of
this city. He then went to the Presidio,
where he reviewed the troops, including
the regiments which have recently re
turned from the Philippines.
The president was met at the entrance
of the reservation by. a detachment of
artillery and cavalry and escorted to the
reviewing stand on the parade grounds.
All the trooos passed in review, the late
returning volunteers passing in close
marching order in fatigue uniform and
unarmed. General Shatter and the mem
Operating Wherever There Is a Show
of Resistance—Battle With Boxers
Near Pekin.
Berlin, May 23.—Count Von Waldersee,
in a dispatch from P. kin says that along
the southern line of demarkation his gen
erals are now operating in conjunction
with General Bailland and Captain
Two companies of the German regi
ment surprised and dispersed four hun
died esca. ed boxers loui'teen m les north,
west of P-ckin. F.ve Germans were
The German force in China after the
withdrawal of troops, will amount to
three or four thousand men, exclusive of
the American legation and the detach
ment between Pekin and the sea* The
purpose of this small force -is to watch
the enforcement of the stipulations be
tween China and the powers.
New York Will Celebrate Her Rapid
Transit System With a
^7,000,000 Show.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, May 23.—Plans are under
di:cu~sion for a jubilee exposition in this
city, in 1905, to commemorate the physi
cal consolidation of the boroughs of the
metropolis by the completion of the rap
id transit system. It is further planned
to give to New York a permanent expo
sition structure, with accommodations
sufficiently extensive to house the great
est conventions.
While the cn erprise still is in an em
bryo state it ha? been'considerably fav
ored. A corporation wi 1 be formed for
the purpo e of bringing the project to
Its fiuiti n and amorg o hers who are
considering its advisability are August
Belmont, A J. Cassait, Senator Chaun
ccy M. Dopew, Thomas F. Ryan, H. H.
Vreeland, W. C. O iver, John B. McDon
ald, Nathan Straus and Alfred G. Van
Those who are now most actively pro
moting the exposition, shall be in a sense
in a practi a' commercial enterprise, or
ganized on business principles, for the
purpose of bringing New York into closer
relations with the broad interests of the
c. untry. Although an expenditure of $7,
COD 000 w 11 be involved, no subsidy tA'ill
be solicited from c'ty, state or nation.
Annguncement has te n made that a
site has been selected and r al estate ha3
been obtained on Long Island Sound near
the topographical center of Greater New
Buns Ahead of Ireland for the First
Time in History—Great Growth
of the Cities.
Edinburg, May 23.—The census of
Scotland, just completed, shows a total
population of 4,471,957, an increase of
444,630 since the last census, taken ten
years ago. For the first time Scotland's
population exceeds Ireland's.
The population of Glasgow is 760,423, or
an increase of 142,371 and that of Edin
burg 316,379 or ann increase of 51,663.
A Day of Receptions for the Head of
the Nation—Reviews the Bronzed
Troops Just Home From the
Philippines—Thanks for
Faithful Newspaper
His Comrades.
bers of the cabinet occupied the stand
with the president, who made a brief ad
dress which was loudly applauded.
After the review the president, escort
ed by General Shatter and Col. Girard,
went through every ward of the military
hospital. He had a smile for every pa
tient, and to many he spoke words of
Just after lunch he met a number of
newspaper men and heartily thanked
them for the sympathetic manner in
which they had treated the illness of
Mrs. McKinley. In a measure, they had
shared in his nightly vigils, and this he
fully appreciated.
At 2 o'clock the president attended a
reception by the Union League club, and
an hour later was welcomed by the Oh o
society at the Palace hotel. • He then
Mrs. mckinley,
Who Is Rapidly Recovering.
was given a rousing reception by the as
sembled pioneers of California, veterans
of the Mexican war and Native Sons of
the Golden West, and made a short- ad
dress, which was cheered to the echo.
Tonight-the president will meet the
Grand Army veterans in Pioneer hall.
In his honor a new provisional post has
been formed known as McKinley Post
No. 1901. Members of both the Grand
Army and of the Loyal Legion will be
present, as President McKinley belongs
to the two orders.
General Barnes will deliver the ad
dress of welcome.
Ten of His Boxer Murderers Have Been
Arrested and Tried—Confessed
to Their Crime.
- (By Associated Press.)
Boston, May 23.—Rev. M. S. Ament, D.
D„ the missionary of the American board
now in Boston has received a letter under
date of April 20, from his associate mis
sionary in the North China mission, in
which is given an account of the massa
cre of Rev. Jos. Stonehouse of the
Missionary society, Mr. Wilder says:
About ten of Mr. Stonehouse murder
ers have been arrested and tried. Some
of them confe?se:I. One of them helped
to kill one of the North China mission
aries of the American board and his wife
last f .11. We have not heard of any
punishmtnt being inflicted."
Coroner's Jury Will Issue No Verdict
Until After the Report—Prisoner
Must Wait a Week or More on Bail
Thieves Who Tried to Learn Mrs.
Stanley's Identity.
(By Associated Press.)
New York. May 23.—Dr. Kirrke Stan
ley, the masseur arrested In connection
with the death of Father Phillips, has
been arraigned before Coroner Bausch
and ihs examination set for May 31. The
bail was reduced to $5000. Stanley was
taken back to the Tombs in default of
At the hearing before the coroner,
Policeman Redmond told of finding {he
priest's abdly decomposed body and of
the subsequent arrest of Stanley. After
the policeman had testified. Assistant
District Attorney Garvan asked for an
adjournment of the case until a report
on the chemical analysis of the stomach
and intestines of the dead man could
be received.
Abraham Levy, counsel for Stanley,
protested against any adjournment, de
claring there was absolutely nothing
against Stanley.
"There is no criminal charge against
him," said the lawyer, "and it is a hard
ship to hold a man on mere suspicion.
I don't care for any discretion he may
have been guilty of in not reporting the
death of the man to the police. That
is a matter with which the court has
nothing to do. We all know that Dr.
Witthaus, the chemist, is not active in
furnishing an analysis in such cases. I
ask that you proceed with the examina
tion or discharge the defendant."
Coroner Bausch granted the adjourn
Hot Debate on the Presbyterian Creed
Shall a Loophole Be Left for
the Escape of Non-Elect
\By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia,. May 23.—The important
question of revising the creed, which for
the past two' years has been agitating
the Presbyterian church, came before the
general assembly today and a lcigthy
debate on the question is expected.
The controversy regarding revision has
led to the formation of three groups
among the 640 commissioners to the gen
eral assembly. First, there is the con
servative group composed of those op
posed to any change whatever in the doc
trinal standards of the church. Then
there is a party desirous of setting aside
the confession of faith as not truthfully
expressing the belief of the church. Be
tween these stands the centrists who
favor maintaining ehe old confession
with a few modifications and who desire
the adoption of a clear "declarative"
statement, setting forth the most import
ant doctrines and laying special empha
sis on the love of God for mankind and on
the work of the Holy Spirit.
Fully an hour before the doors of Cal
vary church opened crowds thronged the
entrances, and before the exercises com
Executive Has Been Working on the
Case for a Month—Now Examin
ing thé Voluminous Records
of the Supreme Court—Anx
ious to Hasten Justice
If An Error Has
Been Made.
Governor Toole says he will pass upon the application for a pardon
for Little Whirlwind, the Indian serving a life sentence for murder, in a
few days.
"1 shall not only try to do my duty, but as expidltiously as possible on
account of the interest manifested in the matter by humanitarians gen
erally." f
Governor Toole passed through Butte today for peer Lodge where he
goes to visit the state-penitentiary and also to enquire further into the
case of Little Whirlwind.
If Little Whirlwind, the Cheyenne In
dian who has been in the penitentiary at
Deer Lodge under life sentence for mur
der since 1883, is innocent, it is likely that
executive clemency will be exercised in
his favor and that he will soon breathe
the air of freedom.
Govrnor Joseph K. Toole has been in
vestigating the case for more than a
month, and while he is cautious in ex
pressing an opinion as to the guilt or
innocence of the man, says that he will
make up his mind berore many days
"This is rather a difficult case on
which to pass judgment," said the gov
ernor this morning at the Thornton,
"hut I have been at work on it now for
more than a month. It was first drawn
to my attention by Bishop Brewer and
Col. Sanders of Helena. The case was
taken to the supreme court and the
transcript of testimony is voluminous.
Of course. I must read it all and con
sider the evidence therein contained in
conection with subsequent developments
before I shall feel warranted in arriving
at a definite conclusion as to the guilt
or innocence of Little Whirlwind.
"The interest taken in the case seems
to be very keen, especially throughout
the east. I shall not only try to do my
duty regarding the prisoner, but as ex
peditiously as possible on account of the
interest manifested in the matter by
humanitarians generally."
Governor Toole is one of a party which
includes Secretary of State George M.
Hays, Attorney General James Donovan,
S. C. Huger, D. E. Swinehart and S. C.
Ashby, who left for Deer Lodge this
morning to make an official inspection
of the state penitentiary. If time enough
is given by the Northern Pacific sched
ule, the party will return to this city
tonight. Provided the officials are oblig
Not Possible to Repair the Shamrock
on Schedule Time—The Chalenger's
Hull Was Not Injured in the
Wreck, But Her Rigging,
Spars and Sails, Are a
Total Loss.
(By Associated Press.)
Southampton, May 23.—So far as can
be ascertained, the hull of the cup chal
lenger is not injured but she will he
docked for a thorough examination.
Sir Thomas Lipton, George Watson and
W. G. Jameson visited the boat today
and decided that six weeks would be
sufficient to put the crippled yacht again
in racing trim, and that it will be
necessary to ask for a delay in the date
of the cup races this length of time.
Inlheir opinion most of the other spars
were quite heavy enough and the whole
trouble arose from the breaking of a
shroud and the bobstay fastenings.
menced the galleries were filled to over
fli)SY ng. The debate on revision was de
layed by the report of the committee on
bulls and overtures and other matters.
R'n. Dr. Asa S. Fisk of Washington,
D. ('., offered a resolution congratulating
President McKinley on the prompt r.*
coveiy from an apparently fatal illness
of Mrs. McKinley, and offering thanks
to God at the prospect of her early re
turn to her home. The resolution was
unanimously adopted.
Ri v. Dr. Dickey, chairman of the re
vision committee, read the report of the
The minority report, signed by Rev.
Dr. McKibben of Cincinnati and E. W.
Humphrey of Louisville, was read by Dr.
McKibben. In presenting the report, Dr.
McKibben said he would like to say a
word regarding the spirit which pre
vailed at the meetings of the committee.
He declared that sensational reports had
appeared in the newspapers which were
without one iota of truth. Dr. McKib
ben said the meetings of the committee
were conducted under the most harmoni
ous conditions.
Now on His Way to Deer Lodge to In
spect the State Penitentiary and
Enquire Further Into the Case
—Many Appeals Have
Been Received Urg
ing Executive
ed io stay at Deer Lodge tonight, how
ever. (hey will go to Warm Springs and
make an inspection of the asylum for
the insane before returning.
The governor will devote the most of
his time at Deer Lodge to a consideration
of Little Whirlwind's case. He says that
confinement, as a rule, is more injurious
to tile health of an Tndian than a white
person, but at present he does not know
whether or not Little Whirlwind is in
gqtxl or bad health.
When Governor Toole was asked if
tbjere was any logic in the statement that
a.i ardon would be an insufficient remedy
la the case of an innocent man he laugh
ed K '«id-naturedly and answered:
"Well, if the man is innocent, I'd like
tq know how else he can secure his re
;U§M'e from prison. Under the law he
ȀiMs convicted of murder, and whether
W committed the deed or not. unless he
should be pardoned, I fail to see how his
release can be secureed.
■Secretary of State Hays says the peo
ple \ ho are working to secure freedom
far Kittle Whirlwind are urging his case
in systematic style. If the Indian Bhould
be pardoned, the board or pardons would
hav to connfirm or nullify the govern
or's action, and three weeks is the usual
period elapsing after a pardon before the
board passes on it- The present board
consists of Attorney General Donovan,
Sec ■ taary of State Hays and Auditor J.
H. calderhead.
"We have already secured a number of
letters oonneerninf the case," said Secre
tary Hays, "which are intended to
make us so thoroughly acquainted with
the details that if the action taken by
Governor Toole should be favorable as lit
jle time as possible may be lost before
the board passes on the pardon. As for
Governor Toole, he is daily in receipt of
letters from all parts of the country, ask
ing for the release of the Indian."
Gloomy Forebodings on the Fart of
Biitish Yachtsmen—New Yacht a
"Hoodoo" From the Day She
Was Launched—May Not
Send Her Over, But Build
New Racer for 1002
Sir Thomas Lipton takes the accident
phi! isophicaliy, but the comments of
the men Show that this culminating mis
fortune coming on top of the minor acci
dents which have happened at nearly
every trial has quite taken the heart out
of the crew. Past mishaps which were
glo- sed over at the time of the occur
rence are now magnified and not one of
the -rew has a good word to say for the
■boa'. Ie is now admitted that all are bit
. terly disappointed with her form as
a'gninst that of the old boat, and the gen
eral hope is expressed that Sir Thomas
.Lipton will decide to build a new yacht
before sailing off his challenge.
Montana Delegates to Convention of
the Western Labor Union and *
Western Federation of Miners
Start for Denver Today—
The Work Before Them
Some Important
The question of where the Miners' home shall be located wil be one X
of the leading questions to be considered at the annual convention of the X
Western Federation of Labor, which opens next Monday at Denver Butte X
Colorado Springs and Salt Lake are in the race, and all are confident of X
winning. The general opinion is that Butte will secure the prize. X
The Montana delegation to the annual
conventions of the Western Labor Union
and the Western Federation of Miners,
which begins at Denver neirt Monday,
will leave for the Colorado metropolis
on tonight's train. President Dan Mc
Donald of the Western Labor Union, ac
companied by his wife, took the train
for Denver this morning. There will
daniel McDonald,
President Western Labor Union.
probably be 50 delegates in attendance
from all parts of Montana, and a special
car will be attached to the regular Short
Line train, which will run through to
Denver over the Union Pacific and re
turn by way of the Rio Grande.
President Edward Boyce and the mem
bers of the executive committee of the
Western Federation of Miners are al
ready at Denver. They have taken
charge of the arrangements for the
miners' convention, which will probably
last a week or ten days.
It is expected that the conventions will
be the most important in the history
of western labor organizations. Many
questions of grave moment in the realm
of labor are to be settled, while new
problems will in all likelihood arise dur
ing the progress of the sessions.
The conventions of both bodies will
be held the same building. There
will be about 280 delegates at the annual
convention of the Western Federation
of Labor and perhaps 150 at that of the
Western Labor union.
"One of the propositions to lie dealt.
with,' T said President Boyce of the
Western Federation of Miners Is the es
tablishment of a miner's home. A suc
cessor must also be chosen to succeed
Secretary James Maher, who has lately
Fourteen Dead Bodies Already Found,
and Rumors of Many More Deaths
by Drowning—Highest Water for a
Quarter of a Century—Bridges and
Railroads Are Wrecked.
(By Associated Press.)
Knoxvile, Tenn., May 23.—The Knox
ville sequel to the terrific flood in upper
East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
is being realized today. This morning at
1Ü o'clock the Tennessee river here had
reached 33 feet, the highest known since
1875, when it was 39 feet above low water
However, no great damage is being done
here, as river men had been prepared fur
the high water, having anticipated it for
36 hours.
The greatest damuge will be the flood
ing of some industries and lands along
the river front and stopping river traf
fic more or less. Much debris is floating
down the river and considerable is being
caught here.
Conservative estimates from upper
East Tennessee place the dead actually
found at fourteen. Speculation, however,
exists as to the number that may be
found dead after the water recedes.
The two road steel viaducts in Wash
ington county over the Nolachueky river,
the Sullivan county steel bridge at De
vault's Ford and the Ohio river and
Charleston railroad bridge near De
vault's Ford are reported swept away in
addition to the twelve bridges reported
The loss at Elizabethton due to the flood
is conservatively estimated at about
$250,000. The damage to the town of Wa
tauga is estimated at about $150,000.
Proposed Hörne for Miners Will Likely
Be Brought to This City Although
Colorado Springs Is After the
Price—To Unionize
the Gold Mines
of Cripple
been elected sheriff of Silver Bow county
"On* of the first things to be consid
«red is the Cripple Creek strike situation
It is understood that a committee fron
the Vfotor union will lay the matter be
fore the executive board on Monday
The gênerai opinion prevails that th
Cripple Creek union is favorable to th
President Western Fed. of Miners.
issuance of an ultimatum to the mil
owners of the district that unless tl
mines are unionized a general strike w
be ordered."
There also promises to be a hot fig
over the choice of a president for the ei
suing term. President Boyce stands i
excellent show of re-election, it
claimed, but there are some good cai
didates in the field against Him. It
further claimed that the advisers <
Boyce îiî Denver are not in favor of ej
tending the strike further and the
counsel mny have a good deal of weigh
In any event it is not believed tht
the executive board will order a stril
but will lay the matter before the federt
ion convention for it to take what a<
tlnn pleases a majority of the delegate
The expenses of one delegate froi
each of the unions will be paid by tl
federfCtlon; The expenses of fhe othei
will be borne by the unions of which the
are members. Governor Orman an
Mayor Wright will be asked to addres
the convention at its opening.
The Western Labor union has been 1
existence for four years and is in
most prosperous condition. It is siinila
in its organization to the American Fed
oration of Labor and is composed c
trades organizations of all branche
west of the Missouri river.
A Great Source of Revenue for the
Dominion Government in the
Past Five Years.
(By Associated Press.)
Seattle. May 23.—An official statement
received at Dawson from Ottawa shows
that up to the first of this year the total
royalty collected from the Klondyke
placer mines by the Canadian government
amounts to $
The statement also contains the in
formation that the total revenues receiv
ed by the Canadian government from Yu
kon territory since 1896 amounts to $4,
'1 his includes public works receipts,
fisheries, royalties, customs duties, fees
in various departments, land sales, rent
als, timber dues, placer grants, sales of
miners' certificates and the like.
The excess of receipts over expendi
tures of the consolidated fund for the
entire period since 1896 until the first of
this year is $679,382.
With the public works capital added to
the expenditures, the excess of receipts
over expenditures is $128,528
Ship Willamette Keeled Over as Soon aa
Raised From Where She Had
Gone Down.
Victoria, B. C., May 23.—News has been
received from Union, B- C., to the effect
that the steamer Willamette, which went
on the rocks some time ago, was floated
on Monduy, and as soon as she was lift
ed from where she had been lying she
heeled over and had it not been that she
was hurriedly put In shallow water, she
would have turned turtle. As it was she
fell over until her bilge caught on the
beach and lies half over, with the water
up to her hatches. With her hull
emptied, it seems the heavy wreckinng
apparatus on her made her topheavy.
The union mach nists and boiler makers
who have been at work on the Willa
metta have struck In consequence of
advices from the machinists executive
officers in Seattle-

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