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___ " '*' ■ * = =!' 1 1 ■ ■ -■ ■■ __ c r VOL. XXI. NO. rs Rainy Tonight. BUTTE, MONTANA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 18. 1901. Threatening Tomorrow. PRICE FIVE CENTS MILLIONAIRE STRATTON JOINS LABOF UNION XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (Special to Inter Mountain.) Colorado Springs, June 18.—W. S. Stratton is vari ously estimated as being worth from $15,000,000 to $30,000,000. Despite his wealth he has put In an appli cation for membership In local union No. 515 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Stratton was a carpenter before the Inde pendence made him wealthy and was a skilled work man. A few days ago Robert Kelly, a member of No. 515, met Stratton and asked him to join. Stratton replied, laughingly, "I'm broke." A few days later Kelly asked him, "Have you got the price yet, SO-atton?" Stratton replied that he had managed to scrape it up. and put in his application for member ship, which will be voted upon at their next meet ing. Mr. Stratton's election as a member, of course, Is a foregone conclusion. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX if EXPEL CHICAGO FEDERATION IS TROUBLE WITH PARENT BODY. IN Drastic Action Likely to Be Taken by Members of the National Execu tive Committee at a Meeting to Be Held in Toronto Next Month. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, June 18.—Thomas I. Kidd, one of the members of the American federation would, it is said, be the In gating the local assembly, last night sent to President Gompers at Washing ton, a report recommending the revoca tion of the Chicago federation's charter. If the recommendation is accepted, drastic action will probably be taken by the executive 'board at a meeting to be h'eld in Toronto early next mohth. A formidable. rival to the Chicago realized in local labor circles that the evitable seequel to the act of revocation and -forthwith a factional war would 1 ensue between the rival labor assem blies. Although for a long time it has been realled In local labor circles that the relations between the Chicago federa tion and the parent bodies were being strained, almost to the snapping point, yet It had been supposed the crisis had been tidied over during the scssiion of the national officers at the Briggs house two weeks ago. It had been charged that the Chicago federation was guilty of insubordina tion to the national body and of violat ing the national rules of the organiza tion. Among the labor men of prominence the announcement as to the action of Mr. Kidd, who Is a Chicago man and national secretary of the Amalgamated Wood Workers union, was decidedly sensational news. CZARINA OF RUSSIA HA S A NEW DAUGHTER (By Associated Press.) St. Petersburg, June 18.—The Czarina today gave birth to a daughter. The child will be named Anastasia. The other children of the Czar and Czarina are: The Grand Duchess Olga, born Nov. 15, 1895 (new style;) the Grand Duchess Ta tania, born June 10, 1897; the grand duch ess Maria born June 26, 1899. STRIKE OF INTERNATIONAL MACHINISTS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO MANUFACTURERS AND EMPLOYES The Entire Membership of the Ameri can Federation of Labor May Be In volved in the Controversy, Which Would Mean 1,500,000 Men Would Quit Work. The strike of the International Asso ciation of Machinists which is now gradually spreading over the country bids fare to involve the American Fed eration of Labor and all allied unions, the aggregate membership being 1,500, 000 . Four hundred machinery manufactur ers, members of the National Metal Traders' Association have declared war upon the International Association of Machinists, and according to the state ment of leaders on both sides, the strug gle will be the most desperate and dis astrous controversy in the history of the country. Officers of the association also declare that several hundred other manufactur ers will join in the crusade against the union machinists, and with such a be ginning they are confident they can dis rupt the Intrnational Association Of Ma chinists and all other trades that may come to their assistance. While the declaration of war is against the machinists alone, labor men assert that the manufacturers will have to fight all labor, as the entire membership of the American Federation of Labor will come to the assistance of the ma chinists. The trouble began over a question of wages. A year ago the manufacturers of the United States, Canada and Mex Heinze Will Hwe to Pay Pinien $54,000, the Amount Spent in De veloping the Mine Before He Threw It Up—Thought the Claim Was Worthless—One of the Richest in Butte JUDGE HARNET. Judge Harney rendered a decision to day in the suit brought by Miles Finien against F. Augustus Heinze and the Johnstown Mining company to recover possession of the Minnnle Healey mine, valued- at - $10,000,000, and It was in fa vor of Heinze and the company. The de cision makes it necessary for the defend ants to pay Finien $54,000 to recompense him for the money expended in the de velopment of the property prior to the lime Heinze took hold of it and also give him $5,000 paid by hijn to Caroline V. Kelly at the time he secured the lease MRS. M'KINLEY NOV SAFE Wife of the President May Be Able to Accompany Her Husband to Canton July 1. (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 18.—Drs. Johnston and Rixey held a consultation at the White House this forenoon, at the con clusion of which Dr. Johnston pro nounced Mrs. McKinley out of danger and convalescing. He said 1 there may, of course, be a re currence of her trouble, but for the present the danger is past. It is expected the president and Mrs. McKinley will be able to leave for Can ton by July 1. MACHINISTS TO RESUME WORK Owners of Five Chicago Plants Con cede the Demands Made by the Workmen. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, June__^=S»ttlêments with strikin*. "î^îunists were effected yes SAMUEL GOMPERS, President American Federation of Labor. SÎXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXÎXXXXXXXXX X STRENGTH OF LABOR, 1,500,000 MEN. X X - * X Additional machinists Involved by the war 50,000 X X Allied trades that will be affected .......... 160,000 X X Membership of National Metal Trades' As- X X sociation .......... ......................... 600 X X Membership of American Fed. of Labor,.. 1,500,000 X X Membership railroad brotherhoods.......... 200,000 X X * xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsxxxxxxxxx HEINZE WINS THE MINNIE HEA LEY SL IT Possession of the Famous Mine Decided Adversely to the Claims of Miles Finlen===Receiver Says the Property Is Worth $10,000,000.=»= Text of Decision. and bond on her part of the property. Interest goes with the latter sum. The decision covers twenty-two pages of typewritten material- In it the var ious phases of the case are set forth. It is stated that Finien held the lease and bond for three-fourths of the property, and after working the mine a while turned it over to Heinze on condition that he would reimburse him for the amount of money expended. It is further stated that Finien agreed to sign a deed of transfer when he returned from the east, his alleged language in this respect being quoted as follows: "I turn over all my rights to you. You can have the suit (against the B. & M.) brought in my name and you can go into possession of the claim whenever you desire and do the work as you may wish. The matter Is all understood between us. I have not time to sign the written transfer agree ment now, but you go on and I will do that when I return from the east. My word is as good as my bond." The conclusions of law are as follows; First. That F. Augustus Heinze i# now and was at the time this action was commenced the owner in fee, in posses sion and entitled to the possession of five-eighths of the Minnie Healey claim, and the owner in equity of all the tit's and rights which Caroline V. Kelly had therein at any time after the giving of the leases and agreements referred to in the complaint, and of all rights con veyed by her to tire plaintiff by the deed introduced in evidence, and that the Johnstown Mining company is now and was at the time this action was com menced the owner of an eighth of the Minnie Healey. Second. That the plaintiff holds all the title acquired by him by virtue of the deed from Caroline V. Kelly, or wlrcb he may hereafter .be entitled to there under in trust for F. A. Heinze, an) should be decreed to convey it to him upon the payment of $5,000 and interest at the rate of 8 per cent from the time the plaintiff paid the money to Caroline V. Kelly. Third. That the plaintiff and all per terday at five plants of local manufac eurers, making a total of over seventy Chicago plants in which the strikers have won the fight begun through the general strike three weeks ago. Under the terms of settlement the strlk ers returned to work today, having been granted the nine-hour work day without a cut in the rate of wages paid for ten hours. All of the firms that settled have mem bership in the Chicago Machinists asso ciation an organization of employers in the foundry trades. Only 1,600 men are now out on strike. CITY OF GREENVILLE, S. C., SWEPT AWAY BY FIRE (By Associated Press.) Atlanta, Ga., June 18.—A large portion of the city of Groenville, S. C., has been swept away by fire. The manager of the telegraph office, there advised Atlanta early today that a big fire was burnning on both sides of him and that his of fice would be destroyed. After that com munication was lost. Five Hundred Machinery Manufac turers Are Arrayed Against the Employes—A General Labor War May Follow—Crusade Against Union Workmen. ico agreed to grant a nine-hour and a half work day in November, 1900, and a nine-hour day in May. 1901. These con cessions were made during a strike of machinists which Involved nearly every manufacturer Interested in the pres ent New York meeting. That strike was then declared off. Immediately afterward the manufac turers were notified that the machinists would not permit »'reduction in wages to correspond with the reduction in hours, and in January last they asked that the qustion be token up by the ad ministrative council of the National Metal Trades' Council and settled by ar bitration. This request was refused, the manufacturerers daimiing that the wage qustion was a local issue and should be settled by individual employ er» and their workmen. If they failed to agree, then the disiriet and national organizations woOld take up the question and make a decision. This was unsatisfactory to the ma chinists and May 12 President O'Connell issued on order to strike in every shop where ten h'ours' pay for nine hours' work was refused. This resulted In 60, 060 machinists striking May 20. Of these about SÖ.000 have since been granted their demands. Oge of the features of the machinists' stslko is that nonunion men have joined it In large numbers. May 28 the Administrative Council met in Chicago anA adopted a declara tion of principles which declared that thereafter the employer would conduct his business to suit himself and that un sons and corporation!, claiming or to claim through or under him are estopped from claiming any interest, right or ti'le In or to the Minnie Healey as against the defendants, and that the plaintiff is not entitled to any judgment or relief sought for in his complaint. Fourth. That F. A. Heinze is entitled to a decree in effect compelling the plain tiff to convey all and every right, claim or title which he has or may assert in and to the Minnie Healey under and by virtue of the leases and agreements men tioned in the complaint, and that said decree upon its entry have such effect, which decree the entry shall be condi tional upon the payment of $54,000 by Heinze to the plaintiff. Fifth. That the defendants, F. Ä. Ileinze and the Johnstown company, are entitled to a decree forever quieting their title to the Minnie Healey against atl and every claim of the plaintiff save any right to a vendor's lien thereon, for $54. t*00 and interest that may hereafter ac crue, and for the further sum of $5,000 and interest paid by the plaintiff to Caroline V. Kelly, and forever enjoining and restraining the plaintiff and all those claiming through and under him from attempting to have any convey * :<we of any right, title or interest in or to the Minnie Healey from Caroline V. Kelly, John Devlin, Marion M. Devlin **r Mary E. Reilly, or either of them, and from commencing or prosecuting any suit or action against them or the defendants. Sixth. That the plaintiff is entitled to , judgment for $54,000 and $5,000 paid to Caroline V. Kelly, with interest on the latter from the date of judgment. Seventh. That the value of the sup plies used by Heinze in the Minnie Iiealey and belonging to the plaintiff, and the money paid for supplies, labor and pay roll by the plaintiff on account of the Minnie Healey after November 21, hS 98 , is only an indebtedness and does hot form any part of a consideration for he transfer from, the plaintiff to the de fendant of the leases and agreements MINE WORKERS MEETING Every Member of the Body Present, and an Effort Will Be Made to Accomplish Something Be fore Adjourniy?. (By Associated Press.) Pueblo, Colo., June 18.—The second an nual convention of district No. 2, United Mine Workers, embracing Colorado, Wy oming, Utah and New Mexico, is in ses sion here. Thus far there are only about 50 dele gates present, but moore Vill probably arrive. John L. Gehr of Coal Creek is president. The meeting yesterday was confined to hearing addresses by local labor leaders and work will' begin this afternoon. ABSORBED BY STEE L COMPANY Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Falls Into Hands of the United States Corporation. New York, June 18.—At a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria, negotiations were JAMES O'CONNELL, President International Association of Machinists. XXXXXXXXX^SXSXXSXXXXXXXXXXXXX * w X * % CAPITAL TIED UP, $125,000,000. X X * X Capital tied up in United States............$125.000,000 X X Capital tied up in Chicago .................. 10,000,000 X X Machinists on strike in United States...... 30,000 X X Machinists on strike in Chicago ............ 1.800 X X Machinists in United States ................ 150,000 X X X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX5 Receiver Who Has Worked Property for Two years Places a High Valua tion on It—Rich Ore Bodies With in Five Feet of Workings Abandoned by Finien—The Law Foints. F. AUGUSTUS HEINZE. mentioned in the complaint. Eighth. That the defendants recover their costs and disbursements. Although the suit was brought by Fin ien, the matter was aired on the cross complaint of Heinze about six weeks ago and the decision reversed by the court. 11 1 ■ jYj, ^ • It is said that operations are to he resumed at once on that portion oC the property not covered by the injunction order in the suit between Heinze and the Boston & Montana tp determine title to the veins of the clafm. brought to a close which will result in the absorption of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company by the United States Steel corporation. Those who attended the meeting were John J. Mitchell, James C. Hutchins, John Hutchins, Isaac Elwood, represent ing the Colorado conncern, and represen tatives of J. Pierpont Morgan for the steel combine. The meeting lasted several hours, and at its close no one of the conferees was willing to speak concerning the transac tion. From other sources it was learned, however, that the deal was practically closed and that the offer of the steel combine to buy in Colorado Fuel and Iron company at a price not far from 170 was accepted. The culmination of the transaction is regarded with satisfaction by John W. Gates and his associates, who have been largely instrumental in the deal. Neath Near to Mr. Plngree. London, June 18.— H. M. Pingree former governor of Hichlgan Is sinking fast- Dr. Mills says the end is only a question of a few hours. SCORPIONS XXXXXXX Jo DEATH HELD THE SHIP VXXXXXXXXXXXX XJ (By Associated Press.) J'hil ,hia, June 18.—The Times, says that the trans-/ *ftic steamer Crown Point, from Philadel phia t 1 .ldon, fell in with the German bark Planet, the decks, of which were swarming with scorpions, the captain and crew of which were sick with scurvy, the chief officer dead and the second officer too ill to take any part in the navigation of the vessel. This was May 14, in latitude 40:35, longitude 13:30. Second Officer Bryant of the Crown Point was put in charge of the stricken bark and worked her into Queenstown harbor on May 28. Captain Buskenneth of the Planet was, stricken May 12 with scurvy. He was unconscious when the Crown Point fell in with the bark. He never regained consciousness, and died before the bark reached Queenstown. The second officer died May 24. ********* **Xtt**»*«K** HARD SUP DUTIES ON A NUMBER OF UNIT ED STATES GOODS ARE INCREASED. Order of This Government, Made Some Time Ago, Stirs the Bears to Action, and They Put in Force a Prohibitory Tariff Rate. (By Associated Press ) Washington, June 18—The Russian ambassador, Count Cassinni, has commu nicated to the state department that iri consequence of the American govern ment, through a treasury order of March 9 last, applying tariff restrictions against Russian petroleum imported to this country, the Russian minister of finance, M. Dewitte, has issued an order, dated June 7,imposing the highest tariff rate of the Russian schedule on American white resin or calafln, caiapol and white resin, under article 82 of the Russian tariff law, and Increasing the rate on American bi cycles under article 137 of the Russian laws. This action is entirely apart from that taken in eonneetionn with Russian sugar, and is a new development in the discrim inatory duties imposed by this govern» ment and the retaliatory duties imposed by Russia. The order of the Russian minister is ta take effect next Friday, or two weeks from the date of its issuance. CRAIG Y-NOSJiAS BEEN SOLD Residence in Wales of Adeline Patti, Noted Singer, Is Disposed of at Auction. Londonn, June IS.—Craig-Y-Nos Castle, Ihe residence in Wales of Adelina Patti (Baroness Rolf Cederstrom), was put up at auction this afternoon at the Mart, this city. It was bought In for £45,000 after a dramatic scene caused by a false bid of C50.000 which was reserve price. Mme. Patti's reason for wishinng to dispose of one of the most beautiful country seats in the United Kingdom are said by agents to be two fold. In the first place, she desires to spend a good part of each year in Sweden with her husband's relatiives, and in the sec ond place she finds the Welsh climat* does not agreee with her. Her life in the future will be spent in the country of her husband's birth. Machinists Want a Nine Hour Work day Which the Employers Are Not Willing to Allow Ten Hours Pay for—Trouble Began Over One Year Ago. der no circumstances would the Inter national Association of Machinists be recognled again. It also declared null and void the national arbitration agree ment between the manufacturers and machinists. This action was indorsed at the New York meeting and $500,000 taised to carry on the war against union machinists. This war will extend into every nook and corner of the country, and will not end. it is declared, until one side or the other is completely beaten. It will be as bitterly fought throughout the natton as was the struggle in the building trades of last year in Chicago, and it is freely admitted that business will suffer so much the greater in proportion to the district Involved. The manufacturers assert that in the struggle against union labor they will have the support of all combinations of capital that come in contact with or ganized labor. They also declare that the railroad companies of the country fear a gigantic »trike of machinists will take place on their lines some day. and for that reason they will aid the manu facturers. This, it is Said, would involve the railroad employes' brothetTToods. Several other trades are endeavoring to receive higher wages from the manu facturers. There are the molders, pat ternmakers, blacksmiths and metal workers. None of these trades, it is utd. will permit the manufacturers to use It as a club to crush the machinists union and it is admitted that fhey will un doubt. :iy lie dragged into the struggle#