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vol. XXI. NO. 76 Showers Tonight. BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JUNE 19. 1901. Partly Cloudy Thursday. PRICE FIVE CENTS Blfi COMBINE BY WESTERN I PLAN INVOLVES PACIFICATION AND HARMONIZATION OF INTERESTS. So Changes of Control Are Involved Under the Present Plan, but the Management of the Various Lines Will Co-operate to Preerve Peace for All Time to Come.. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X X X X X ROAD. Mileage. X X Santa Fe............ .......... 6,946 X X Southern Pacific.... ......... 7,014 X X Union Pacific........ .......... 4,439 X X X X St. Paul............. X X Northwestern ...... X X Burlington .......... .......... 7,180 X X Missouri Pacific..... X X Great Northern..... .......... 5,127 X X Chicago & Alton____ .......... 844 X X Wabash ............. X X — X X Total.............. X X X X X X X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (By Associated Press.) New York, June 19. — Far-reaching plans Involving the pacification and harmonization of the great railway sys terms in the west and northwest have practically been completed. On high authority it may be stated: First—There will be no further con solidation or passing of legal control of great railway systems of the west. Second—There will be no Interchange of securities. Third—There will be no change in the legal status of the St. Paul and the Northwestern systems. Fourth—The great capitalists now In control of the Union Pacific group, the Northern Pacific group, the St. Paul sys tem and the Northwestern system have extended and solidified the community of Interest plan, and, while not acting as a syndicate or a committee, will co operate in a manner which will preserve peace. The arrangements will be stronger than any of the old time "gentlemen's agreement." The great capitalists will be In a measure a general board of ar bitration. Much has been heard within the last few days of the consolidation of the Union Pacific system and the St. Paul road, In which the Chicago & North western was also interested. It was stated there was also to be a purchase for the control of the St. Paul road in the interests of both the Union Pacific and the Northwestern in the pursuit of the community of in terest scheme. This, It is authoritatively learned. Is not completed, but on the other hand a sufficient Interest in St. Paul stock will be acquired by the syndicate of arbitrators which will fully secure the community of interests now practically completed. The roads which will enter under the rontrol of the central management are the Union Pacific, Chicago. Milwaukee /fr St. Paul and the Chicago & North western on the one hand, and the North ern Pacific group, composed of the Northern Pacific. Great Northern and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy on the other hand. The binding link between these two immense systems Is the Northern Paci fic. It if. expected that when the names of the Northern Pacific's new directors are announced the full significance of the present far-reaching plans will he fully understood. GOVERNMENT IS CALLED UPON TO CHECK STANDARD OIL COMPANY Former Attorney General of Ohio Sub mits Affidavits in Which the Great Corporation Is Declared to Be a Robber of the People and a Violator of the Fed eral Law. (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 19.—The industrial Commission has received, and will print as a part of its permanent report, a number of affidavits making reply to the testimony given before the commission In 1899 by John D. Archbold of the Standard Oil company. These affidavits are by F. S. Monnett, formerly attorney general of Ohio; M. L. Lockwood and others. Mr. Lockwood submits affidavits to substantiate his statement before the commission to the effect that the Stand ard Oil company was at one time put ting oil in tanks to be shipped to Ger many for 2 cents a gallon, while people in Texas and Arkansas, where there was no competition, were paying 25 cents a gallon. Mr. Archbold had said there was not a word of truth in this state ment. Mr. Monnett's statement Is a general reply to Mr. Archbold's testimony, bo far as it applies to the operations of the Standard company in Ohio. He says that not only the Standard FORMER GOVERNOR PINGREE EXPIRES AT A HOTEL IN THE CITY OF LONDON Ex-Mayor of Detroit, Noted for the Reform He Endeavored to Inaugu rate, Fails to Survive a Sharp Attack of Illness Which Seized Him While in South Africa. (By Associated Press.) London, June 19.—Ex-Governor Haien S. Pingree of Michigan, once mayor of Detroit, is dead at the Grand hotel here. Mr. Pingree recently retu' ned from a brief and exciting visit to South Africa, carrying with him the sentence of death. He was unconscious up to the last. He knew he was weak and ill, hut longed to return home to his own peo ple. From time to time he gate orders ast to packing his trunks in order that he might start at once without delay. He had been attended constantly all day by his son, who did everything he could in the way of personal attendance or procuring the best physicians In Lon don, but nothing doctors couid do could arrest the disease. He had visited the African continent with a view' to the development of American resources. On his return to London he \vas ailing, but he insisted on carrying out his programme, and his at tendants thought it safe to return home, leaving him with his son. The dysentery, instead of getting bet ter, grew worse. Sir Thomas Barlow was called but was unable to cheek it. It was accompanied by ulceration, which the physician found it impossible to deal with until the dysentery was checked. When to these internal complaints was added acute peritonitis the strength of the patient was unable to rally . Says William T. Stead, in speaking of Mr. Pingree: The career of one of the most notable of modern Americans is closed. Mr. Pingree was a man of mod ern strength of character, firmness of purpose, indomitable energy and immense public spirit, presents an example to two worlds: Detroit, Mich., June 18—Hazen Senter Pingree was born at Denmark, in 1840. In 1862 he enlisted in the First Massa chusetts heavy artillery and served until the end of the war, when he located in James J. Hill Is Going to Europe On a Trip He Says Is For Pleasure President of the Great Northern Says the Interests of Mr. Morgan and Himself Are in Perfect Ac cord and Will Remain So. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 19.—James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern rail road, will sail for Europe to-day on the St. Paul. "When you were in New York be fore you said you and Mr. Morgan were in control of the Northern Pacific. Are you still in control?" asked a reporter last night. "Just as much as ever,'' was the an swer. "Has there not been an arrangement between you and the Harriman inter ests by which each has secured equal rights in the trans-continental trade over the Union Pacific and the Northern Pacific?" "You may call it an arrangement, or whatever you like," was the answer. "My interests and those of Mr. Mor gan are perfectly secure. Why. if they were not, do you think I would, take Cuban Student Takes His Life. New York, June 19.—Despondent be cause of the difficulty be experienced In learning the English language, Porfirio Castro, son of a wealthy custom house broker at Havana, Cuba, committed suicide last night by jumping out of the window of his room. Molineaux Appeal Still On. Buffalo, N. Y„ June 19.—The argument of the appeal of Roland B. Molineux, al leged poisoner of Mrs. Katherine J. Adams, was resumed before the court if appeals to-day. company, but other oil companies, like the Buckeye Pipe Line company, the Ohio Oil company and the Solar Refining company connected with it, "each and every one have openly and notoriously violated their charter and have violated the statutes of the state civilly and crim inally, and are now so violating them, and did not dare to come into court and answer the charges of such violation." He asserts that the company has evaded instead of answering his bribery charges, and adds: "Through their pipe line charges and by means of their monopoly In trans portation, the Standard Oil corporations continue their monopoly in handliii^ oil in Ohio, as every consumer of oil in this state can verify by his pockelbook. "The public are its victims; the little band of law violators owning the con trolling shares are the beneficiaries of the plunder. The public stand aghast at their very boldness and defiance. The government alone can check their abuses." Noted Confederate Soldier Dead. (By Associated Press.) Marshall, Mo., June 19.—Major Lee Hughes, aged 73 years, a member of the Second Missouri cavalry, General Joe Shelby's famous brigade in the Confed erate army, is dead Detroit, embarking in the manufacture of shoes. In 1889 the republican party nominated ex-Gov. Pingree for may or of Detroit and he was elected by over two thousand majority. He was re-elected in 1891, 1893 and 1895, by increased majorities each time. In 1896 Mr. Pingree was elected governor of Michigan by 83,000 plurality, running ahead of the national ticket by 26,000 votes. He was re-elected governor in 1898 by about 160,000 plurality and served out his term, which expired in 1900. Last March he started on a trip to South Africa, which resulted in his death in London. Ex-Gov. Pingree, while he was mayor, accomplished many municipal reforms, among others forcing the gas company to lower rates fifty cents per thousand: establishing the public lighting plants, organizing the .Detroit street railways on a three-cent basis, lowering telephone rates and breaking up a number of sew er and paving rings that were thriving when he came into office. His potato patch scheme for the relief of the poor of the city was extensively copied and brought him much fame. While governor Mr. Pingree devoted his energies toward securing a law taxing railroads and other corporation property on an ad valorem basis instead of on their earnings. His efforts resulted in the passage of a law along these lines by the last legislature. Mr. Pingree is survived by a widow and two children, a son and a daughter. Another Gift by Rockefeller. (By Associated Press.) Ithaca, N. Y„ June 19.—At a meeting of the trustees of Cornell university to day President Schurman presented a let ter from Mr. Rockefeller donating $250, 000 to the university on condition that an equal amount is contributed by others. Not Guilty of Cnspiracy. Philadelphia, June 19.—The jury in the case of Richard F. Loper, charged with conspiring with Cashier John 'S. Hop kins to defraud the People's Bank of large sums of money today brought in a verdict of not guilty, by direc tion of the court. this tw'o months' trip to Europe?" "What is the purpose of your visit?" "Recreation; a good time, that's all. There is no business in it." "Do you expect to see Mr. Morgan while in London?" "No, he will be on the sea by that time." "What Is the cause of the rise in St. Paul?" "Can't tell you." Engine Kills Wyoming Man. (By Associated Press.) Cheyenne, Wyo., June 19.—Charles Johnson, aged 65, was struck by a switch engine and instantly killed here at t o'clock this morning. He served with the California volunteers during the civil war. Mine Workers Join Federation. (By Associated Press.) Pueblo, Colo., June 19.—The western convention of United Mine Workers has decided to join the State Federation of Labor. Horatio S. Reubens Going to Cuba ü Report to the Friends of Palma Former Counsel to the Junta Will Tell tbe Advocates of the General the Latter's Position on the Ques tion of the Presidency of the Island. (By Associated Press.) New York, June It.—Horatio S. Reu bens, formerly counsel to the Cuban junta in this city, who came here a few days ago from Cuba, will return to the Island this week to report to the friends of General T. Estrada Palma on the possibility of General Palma's accepting the nomination for the presidency of Cuba. General Palma came down from Cen tral Valley to talk with Mr. Reubens, and the latter thinks he can be persuad ed to accept the nomination. Mr. Reu bens s^id: AMERICAN JOCKEYS STILL WIN ON THE ENGLISH TURF. (By Associated Press.) ney's Spectrum (L. Relff) was second London, June 19.—Marconi (Maher)and T. R. Deward's Forforshire (Maher) won the Visitors' handicap at the sec-was third. Twenty horses ran. ond day's racing on the Ascot heath to- Stealaway made most of the tunning day, and won by a head. A length and a ha'f L. B. Leigh's Stealaway won the Royalseparated second and third horses. Hunt club cup. value, £800, with £1,500 The betting was 4 to 1 against Steai in specie added to a handicap sweep-a way; 10 Oto 9 against Spectrum and 20 stakes of £20 each. William C. Whit-to 1 against Forforshire. TACKS ON THE CI NDER PATH Epidemic of Punctures Along the New Bicycle Road—Trouble Brewing for Somebody. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Anaconda, June 20.—The management of the Anaconda Cycle Pith & Good Roads association has heard a good many complaints within the pasc week over the condition of the new track to Gregsor. Springs. If one wheel was brought in w ith per Tbe Government Will Contest Tin# Grants on the Blackfoot * Strip. Fraud Is Alleged in Securing Valuable Tracts From Uncle Sam and Officers of the Interior Department Are Here to Make an Investigation —Senator Clark Bought Sev eral of the Grants. Government officials connected with the interior department at Washington are investigating alleged violations of the timber land law in this state. A month ago W. J. Zevely arrived in Helena and at once began making in quiries about certain public lands in the state. Shortly afterwards he was joined by two other men, M. C. Burch and F. A Maynard of Grand Rapids, Mich. All are government officials, Mr. Maynard having been appointed about two weeks ago as special attorney to proceed against Montana's alleged timber land gobblers. It is now rumored that Sen ator W. A. Clark is to be made defendant in a suit in equity to be brought by the government to set aside patents to tim ber lands alleged to have been illegally issued to other persons in his behalf. The larger part of these lands is located on the Blackfoot ceded strip and are said to be very valuable for timber pur poses. Considerable of the land, it Is claimed, has been located and bought by Michigan lumber men, who realize that the woods of their native state are not so full of trees as they were a few years ago. It is claimed, however, that Sen ator Clark saw the possibilities of tbe ceded strip first and got in ahead of the Michiganders. The case will, it is said, turn upon *.110 possession of 12,000 to 14,000 acres of land disposed of under the timber and stone act at $2.50 per acre. The assumption is that Senator Clark paid a large advance on this price in the shape of commissions to his agents. It is said that his private assistant was R. M. Cobban of Missoula, w ho was employed to secure persons to make entries for the land, each entry embracing 160 acres. Cobban hired as an assistant for himself C. L. Griswold of Missoula. Cobban and Griswold are SENATOR CLARK MADE DEFENDANT IN SUIT TO REC0VE STOCK SHARES Î 'of. George A. Treadwell Brings Ac tion in New York to Regain Pos session of Property He Claims Was Taken From Him Without Due Author ity of Law. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 19.—An action brought by Prof. George A. Treadwell against Senator William A. Clark of Montana; llie United Verde Copper company, of which Clark is the president; the direc tors of the corporation and other defend ants, to recover 100 shares of stock in the United Verde company, was brought to trial yesterday before Justice McLean, in the supreme court. The action is the outcome of another action of Prof. Treadwell against the United Verde Copper company, in which lie asked that Senator Clark and others bo restrained from transferring the stock of the corporation and of proceeding with their plan of reorganization. The defendants named In the present suit are William A. Clark, individually, the United Verde Copper sompany, and "General Palma Is not seeking office, but I do not think he will lie able to resist the demands of the people of Cuba. They are almost a unit for him. "Palma made himself popular with the Cubans by the way he conducted the af fairs of the Cuban junta in this city. A genius is not needed as president of Cuba, but an honest man. "The only possible opponent of Palma is General Bartholomew Masso, vice president of the revolutionary provi sional government In Cuba. "The reason there was trouble about the acceptance of the Platt amendment by the Cubans was that it was not un derstood there. "The election will probably be held in the autumn and the inauguration of the president will be in January." forated tires, ther has been twenty, and it ie discovered that a generous supply of tacks sown along the path by some mischievous villain is the cause of the trouble. Who would perpetrate such an out rage the members of the association connot quite understand, unless it is sum» small boy bent on causing all the troulile he can. The officials of the organization are doing everything possible to ferret out the oenders and if they are appr bended It will go pretty hard with them. said to have induced nearly 100 persons to make these entries, and the latter were paid a bonus of $100 each for their share in the transaction, in addition to having all the expenses Incident to mak ing the entries paid with money fur nished by the supposed Clark agents. Not only were men hired to make the entries, it is alleged, but many women were not averse to making an "honest" dollar In this way. In making these en tries the entrymen were obliged to make oath that they were purchasing the land for the timber thereon; that they were acting in good faith, and not as agents for any other person or corporation. Immediately upon the filing of the ap plication and the necessary publication under the timber and stone act, the local land offices issued certificates showing the facts as a preliminary to the issue of patents by the land office at Washing ton. It Is said that these certificates were given to Cobban, who in turn tranferred them to Senator Clark. Land lawyers say that this last transaction is the one that will probably be attacked by the government. Under the timber and stone act title to land entered in accordance with it cannot pass until the patent has been issued by the govern ment. The United States supreme court has sustained this provision, and it Is probable that the government will al lege that, by accepting a transfer of the final certificate, Senator Clark was not an innocent purchaser within the meaning of the land laws. Reprieve for "Diamondfleld Jack." (By Associated Press.) Boise, Idaho, June 19.—Governor Hunt has granted a reprieve to "Diamondfield Jack" Davis until July 3, the date of the next meeting of the board of pardons. Riot Over Street Car Fare. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 19.—According to pri vate dispatches from Rio Janeiro, riot ing is. going on there as a result of in creased street car fares. William A. Clark, Charles W. Clark, James A. MacDonald, Henry C. Atwater, James Kitchen, Lindsay Watson. is directors of the company, and Charles E. Thomas, John Dewitt Burgess, and E. lit nnett, a tea and coffee dealer of Lon don, England. The plaintiffVlaluis he deposited lin stock as security \\ith Bennett and his manager, Thomas, and that subsequent ly, without any authority from Tread well. the stock was sold to Burgess, who in turn sold it to Senator Clark, and the allégation is made ti. .. senator was aware of the facts in the case. The professor alleges that the par value of the stock was $1U a share, but that It has recently brought $300 a share, and he asks that Mr. Clark, who is president ol' the corporation, be compelled to render an accounting. The answer of the United Verde com ! pany and its directors allege that Prof. Treadwell absolutely transferred the stock to Thomas and that it reached Clark legally. As a further defense it is alleged that the plaintiff is barred by the statute of limitation. ALL READY F0RJHE ROAD RACE Anaconda, June 19.—The names of thiis.i entered ir. the next Saturday evening road race fiom Anaconda to Gregson Springs are: Albert Ch .ivh, B. H. Johns, Hairy Lanyon, Fred Kerr and Harry Redmond. The race w be over tile new cycle path and is under the direction of the Cycle Path and Good Roads associa tion. Five men and two teams are working on the path today, and it will be completed to Gregson before Satur day night. BRYAN MAY BE LEADER OF NEW PARTY NOW FORMING IN MISSOURI Conference of Populists and Free Sil ver Republicans Is Held, and Po litical Matters are Discussed at Length—Nebraskan May Be Forced to Become Standard Bearer. (By Associated Press.) Kansas City, Mo., June 19.—The first definite step toward the organization of a new third party, which is proposed to embrafe Missouri and form the nucleus for a national growth, was taken yester day in Kansas City at a conference of members of the populist state committee and a few free silver republicans. The movement is said to have the ex pressed sympathy of 'V. J. Bryan, who. it is further hinted, is to be the new party's candidate for president in 1904. Lee Merriwether of St. Louis and 22 other leaders in the public ownership party of St. Louis arrived in Kansas City in the morning, after having spent the whole of Monday in consultation with Mr. Bryan at Lincoln. Mr. Merriwether and his foilowers went to Lincoln from St. Louis Sunday. Their purpose was to confer with Mr. Bryan and to learn his views in regard to the third party movement. Mr. Merriwether is guarded in his state ments concerning Mr. Bryan, but says that if Mr. Bryaa does not support the EUROPE TO SEE AN OF ERA PEACE EfoPEROR WILLIAM OF G ER' MANY MAKES A SIGNIFI- , CANT ADDRESS. Teutonic Ruler Says Recent Events in China Have Cemented the Nations Together Into a Compact Body That Cannot Be Broken or Even Diturbed by Outsiders. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "Recent events in China have convinced me that the peace of Europe is assured for many years to come. A feeling of mu tual esteem and a close friendship has been brought about that will last for a long time, and my task in the future shall lie to see that perfect amity exists between the people of the various countries of Europe. * * « While we have not as yet the navy we should have, we have now a front place among nations, and we shall do our best to keep it, came what may."—Substance of a speech of the emperor of Germany at Cux haven. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (By Associated Press.) Cuxhaven, June 19.—At the conclusion of the regatta yesterday on the lower Elbe, a dinner was given on board the Hamburg-American yacht Victoria Louise, at which Emperor William made a speech. His majesty told his hearers he de ducted from recent events in China the guarantee that the peace of Europe was assured for long years to come, be cause of mutual esteem and spirit of comradeship created by the united ac tion of all contingents. His majesty, replying to the burgo master's toast, said: "I express to all of you, comrades on the water, my de light that it has been granted me once more to participate with you in the races of the North German Regatta club. "Notwithstanding the fact that we, as yet, have not the navy we should have, we have won for ourselves a place ill tlie sunshine, and it will now lie my taslc to take care this place remains in ou# undisputed possession, so that the sun's rays may shed fruitful influence over our trade and commerce abroad and inr dustry and agriculture at home and also on the yachting on our waters, for our future lies on the water. "May it be the task of my house, in profound peace, to promote and protect trade and commerce for long years to come. "I behold in the events of which' China has been the scene, and of which the present return of the troops marks the close, a guarantee that Ei.ropeal) peace is assured for long years to come, for the service performed by the indt* vidual contingents have called forth an appreciation based on mutual esteem and comradeship which can only con tribute to the maintenance of peace. ''My whole task in the future will ba to assure you that the seeds sown shall spring up in peace and security." CASH REGIS TER ST RIKE ENDS Workmen at the Great Factories in Dayton, Ohio, Return to Their Tools. (By Associated Press.) _ Dayton, Ohio, June 19.—The strike diffi culties at the National Cash Register works have been settled and the plant resumed work today, with all depart« ments filled except the molders, carpen ters and machinists. One thousand eight hundred employes are now at work. ; i j present movement he is at any rate in sympathy with its purpose, for it advo cates the same principles which Mr. Fryan has espoused. J. H. Cooke, chairman of the state een tial committee of the fusion wing of the populist party, said that if the demo cratic party is captured by the goid standard element Mr. Bryan will be forced by the logic of events into the leadership of the new party. The conference was secret. It will be continued today and end with a public meeting, when the result of the gather ing will be embodied in an address to the people of Missouri. SEVEN CERTIFIED CHECKS FOR $350,000 EACH DEPOSITED. --- "V (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena. June 19.—The Delaware Surety company today deposited with H. G. Rickerts, clerk of the suprenle court. $.'',50,000 as security for its bond for th# Montana Ore Purchasing company. TU» I money is in the form of seven certified i checks on the State Savings bank, Butt«, ! for $50.000 each, according to the or le» maie by the court yesterday.