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Butte Inter Me VOL. XXI. NO. T8 Slightly Cooler Tonight. BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 21. 1901. fair and Cooler Saturday. PRICE FIVE CENTS Destitution and Suffering at Reservation's Border Thousands of Persons Awaiting the Opening of the Kiowa-Comanche —Apache Lands Are in Oreat Distress. (By Associated Press.) Kansas Cltv, Mo., June 21.—Thousands of people camping on the border of Kil owa-Comanche-Apache reservations In Oklahoma, awaiting the opening of that land to settlement, are in destitute cir cumstances, according to Dr. J. McKen na, who has Just returned from the Beene. "Only last Monday," says Dr. Dr. Mc Kenna, "two friends and myself drove over to the border from Oklahoma City, and the sight that greeted us was one of terrible destitution. "One thousand men. women and chil dren are massed on the border, and half GERMAN MISSIONARY IN SHAN TUNG SAYS TROUBLE IS COMING. Rebels Who Have Committed Depreda tions Are Alleged to Be Resting Securely and Planning Future Outrages, While Edicts Issued by the Powers Mean Little or "Nothing. 1 (By Associated Press.)' Berlin, June 21.—The Cologne Volks Zeitung contains a special from a Ger many missionary In Shan Tung In which It is asserted that the Boxer trouble is by no means over, that the rebels are quietly enjoying their plunder from the mission, that the philo-foreign edicts are only a blind and that another and worse rising is expected soon. MRS. M'KI NLEY IM PROVES. Washington, June 21.—Dr. Plxey, after his visit to Mrs. McKinley today said that his patient continued to improve. VERDICT MURDER RETURNED Jury at Jersey City Says Barker Tried to Kill the Rev. John Keller. New York, June21.—The Jury in the case against Barker, at Jersey City, has returned a verdict of guilty of attempt ing to kill the Rev. John Keller. STUDENT RIOTS NOT A MENAGE TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT Count Cassini, Ambassador to the United States, Takes Exceptions to the Statements of a Writer in the New York Independent and Denies Many of the Charges Made. (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 21.—Count Cassini, Russian ambassador, had his attention sailed to an article entitled "The Rus sian Situation From the Inside," which appeared In this week's number of the New York Independent. After reading the article Count Cassini said: "I never before heard of the author of this article. I spend two months every year in Paris and am well acquainted with our ambassador there. "I shall cable to Paris immediately to learn if there is any such person on the staff ot the ambassador as legal adviser or in any other capacity. "I cannot believe a servant of the czar would make such gross misrepre sentations of his government and of Russian affairs In general as are con tained in this article. "The disturbances among the univer sity students last March, of which this man professes to write authoritatively, were no worse than they usually are. "Russian students are like the stu dents of America and e iery other coun try. They are merely boys, full of vital ity, which sometimes expresses itself in reckless and lawless form. "I speak not only with a general knowledge of the facts, because I once was a university student in Russia my self, but I am also able to speak with specific and detailed knowledge of the disturbances of last March. "At no time did they amount to a seri ous demonstration against the govern ment. and at no time was the students* movement supported by the working men. The most exaggerated accounts of the disturbances were cabled to the news papers of the United States and England, and I am glad of the opportunity to deny these reports and set my government Men, Women and Children Sleeping in the Open Air In the Hope of Securing a Fine Home. of them are utterly destitute. "Only a small percentage have even tents, to sleep In, but they huddle to gether under the wagons and such shelt ering trees as they can find. At least 5.000 of- them have been there a year and a half. They went with pos sible $?00 or $300 and have made nothing since they arrived. "They are simply waiting and waiting. The really pitiable thing about it all is that there are hundreds of desperadoes öl the border who have picked out claims and will not ficruple to kill «he successful ones in the drawn in case they have a lottery." SDRETT BOND HATTER WILL BE INVESTIGATED Supreme Court Orders Enquiry Into the Delaware Company—Attorney General Is Away. x x X (Special to Inter Mountain.) X X Helena, June 21.—Somebody is X X liable to suffer for the attempt to X X foist . the Delaware Surety com- X X pany in the supreme court as good X X surety for the Montana Ore Pur- X X chasing company in the Pennsyl- X X vania case. % X The supreme court this morning X X made the following order: % X "In the matter of Justification of X X the Delaware Surety company— X X The court being of the opinion X X that there is in the record of the X H proceedings had herein from time X X to time since the application was X X made by the appellants, April 26, X X 1901, for an order requiring the X X respondents to. furnish additional X X security under the injunction or- X X der heretofore made herein, evi- X X dence tending to show that con- X X tempt has been committed and X X that same should not pass unno- X X tlced. it is ordered that all of the X X said proceedings be referred to the X X attorney general for such action X X thereon as to him may seem X proper.'* X Aa Attorney General Donovan X X has gone to Maine for six weeks, X X the duty of investigation will fall X X upon his assistants, H. D. Moore X X and F. W. Mettler. X X X xxx*xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ASSASSINATI ON OF H0SI TORU Former Japanese Minister to This Country Stabbed to Death at a Meeting of Yokohama Assembly. (By Associated Press.) Yokohama, June 21.—Hoshi Toru. who was mayor in the last Ito cabinet, was stabbed today at a meeting of the as sembly, and died shortly afterwards Hoshi Toru was Japanese minister at Washington, and was formerly president. right in this part of the world. "Two distinguished Americans, Consul General Holloway at St. Petersburg, and General Williams, who represents the Cramp ship building firm in Russia, who witnessed the disturbances, have stated more than once that there was nothing \ COUNT CASSINI. ominous or dangerous in them. "I suppose that when school boys in this country become unruly and riotous, the police are called on to suppress them. That Is all that was done by my govern ment during the students' riots last March. "Please say for me that the govern ment which I represent was never more secure and stable, nor were the esar's subjects throughout his vast empire ever more loyal, prosperous and contended. "Their progress in all the arts of peace Is wonderful, and In common with the Imperial master, they have nothing but good wil< toward all the peoples of the earth.** Henry T. Oxnard Is Looking Into the Possibilities of Montana for Rais ing Sugar Beets. MAN WHO INTRODUCED THE INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED STATES IS VISITING BUTTE—THIS COUNTRY SHOULD RAISE ALL THE SUGAR CONSUMED-PRQPOSED EXPERIMENTS TO BE CONDUCTED BV THE DALY ESTATE. Henry T. Oxnard, the sugar beet mag nate of Oxnard, Cal., accompanied by his wife ,is at the Thornton on bis first visit to Montana, His trip is principally for pleasure, but it may have far-reach ing influence on the welfare of the state, especially in the line of agriculture. Mr. Oxnard is the original sugar beet promoter of America, having first recog nized the possibilities of raising beet sugar, and he built the first factories In the country, at Norfolk and Grand Island, Neb., in 1889. Before that time no effort had been made to introduce beet sugar on a commercial scale, though the United States imported mor? than a hundred million dollars' worth of sugar annually, and the sugar bei.t industry of Europe had already reached colossal proportions. The machinery for the first factory was imported from Germany, as was also every pound of seed used in the fields. So great has been the progress in the industry that all the machinery for the later factories is made in the United States .and better than the origi nal patterns. The largest factories in the country are the Spreckels plant, in California, and the Oxnard factory at Oxnard. They have a capacity of about 2,000 tons of beets daily. Coming down more particularly to the local interest in sugar beet culture, Mr. Oxnard said: "I believe that the ideal country fop the growth of the sugar beet is in the arid regions of the west, where the climate is dry, and the ground can be irrigated at will. The beet requires just this combination to make its best growth. There are, in my opinion, twenty of the states of the Union whicli could cultivate beets on a commercial scale, with great profit. "It is strange, indeed, that the people of America, who lead the world in all other branches of agriculture, have not sooner taken up the problem of making their own sugar. The sugar beet in dustry is not taking a leap in the dark, for it is proven to be a great success. In the twelve years since our first fac tories were started in Nebraska, the production of beet sugar has about reached 150,000 tons annually, or 7 per cent of the total quantity consumed in the country. It is worth more than $15,000,000 a year, and the whole industry j ! ! I ; I ; ■ MONEY TO SAYE SUFFERING BOER WOMEN AND CHILDREN By Associated Press. New York, June 21.—An appeal has been issued for money to buy supplies for the women and children of the Transvaal who have been gathered in camps as part of the effort to end the Boer war. Among the signers of the appeal are Rev. Dr. David James Burrell, William Van Renssaeler, Edward D. Parker, and Rev. D. Herman Van Broekhuizen of Pretoria. The appeal says there are 22,000 men and women in the camps, and that 313 children died in May. CENSUS OF NEW YORK CONSUMPTIVES (By Associated Press.) New York, June 21.—A census of the consumptives in this state is to be begun in about a week by Dr. Daniel Lewis. This will be the first cen sus of the kind ever undertak en by this state. The census is for the purpose of learning the number of con sumptives in the state as far as possible and the revealing of other facts relat ing to the disease. It is expected this enumeration will throw light on the question of what the state should do for the care of those within its borders who are afflicted with Explorer BeChalliau Defends the People of Far Away Russia Explorer Going to the Land of the Bear Declares the Subjects of the Czar Have Been Grossly Misrep resented by Many of the Writers. New York, June 21.—Just before sailing on the Hamburg-American liner Augusta Victoria, Paul De Challiau, explorer, ex plained the object of his trip to Russia as follows: "Russia Is misunderstood, and that is because such an immense amount of mis information is printed about it in this country. Enemies of Russia send out these lies for the purpose of spreading evil opinions of the country. "I have met many Russians in their own country and in other countries, and have found them to be wonderfully fige people, full of life, energy and intellect "Russia, like this country, is young. RELICS OF BENEDICT ARNOLD FOUND BY A VERMONT DIYER By Associated Press. Burlington, Vt. June 21.—J. G. Falcon, a diver, has visited the spot where the schooner Rotal Savage, com m a nd ât by General Benedict Arnold, was sunk in 177« by the British. He found three gun carriages and about thirty cannon balls and shot. Two of the former will be sent to tl)« Smithsonian Institute at Washington and the rest given to the clt* ot Burlington.. J The wrecks VfSre discovered in thirty feet of water. The carriages are made ad wood annd iron, the former being g ow petrified. has been built up in twelve years. But there is no reason why we should nat produce all or practically all of oui sugar, which is our largest import. "Although I am primarily here for pleasure, this being my first visit to this state, I am also interested in seeing iw hat the state will do in the way or sugar beet culture. In common with the other states that are usually classed as arid, it should offer great inducements for the growing of beets, the climatic and soil conditions being just what are required. Before leaving. I shall make some closer investigations, and am con fident that Montana should be very suc cessful in raising beets in her vast irri gated fields. We have ejeperts now in the field in other states, where condi tions are much the same as here. Öur latest factory Is at Rocky Ford, Colo., and we expect it to be a brilliant suc cess. There seems to be no reason why Montana should not raise her own sugar and be independent. "At present I am not prepared to give out anything definite in regard to what we might do in Montana. The state is hew to us, and we do not feel like saying a great deal in regard to our plans. But the state has the conditions that have made beet culture a success In other localities, and the industry is a safe one, with wonderful possibilities." Mr. Oxnard is a pleasing gentleman, and is always glad to talk with any one interested in his pet project, that of having America raise every pound of the sugar that is used here, and keep the many- hundreds of millions of dollars at ! home that now go abroad. He is the ! foremost authority on the sugar beet I (industry in this country, one of the fore prrtbst in the world, and has enough ; money to make him free from all care I if he chose to take a rest after a long ; life of hard work. But he is wrapped up ■ in his great plan of making American sugar for America, and a few days' rest is enough to satisfy him at the present. He will be In the state for a few days, and may visit some of the agricultural A4. étions before leaving for his home. 1 The great Bitter Root ranch of the Daly estate is to be the scene of exten sive experiments in the way of sugar beet culture. Mr. Oxnard's confidence in Montana as a sugar beet country may have some connection with this project, though he did not state so directly.^. | I ! : j : j j j : j j consumption and who cannot afford to pay for treatment at the private sani tariums. Dr. Lewis says regarding the matter: "I first thought of visiting the various boards of health to ascertain the number of tuberculosis patients in their respec tive districts, but 1 have decided I could better obtain the information that I de sire by sending a circular to every phy sician in this state. "I do not expect to get answers from them all, but I am of the opinion the ma jority of them will do all in their power to help mein this work." There will be a tremendous expansion of our commercial relations with Russia consequent upon the development of the far east by that country by means of the railway across Siberia. "We will trade with Russia to the ex tent of millions of dollars a year. Hence we should know each other better, in or der that we may have better commercial relations. "I do not go to the Russians to look for flaws, but to master their character and their system of living, socially, politi cally and economically. "I believe my findings will be of val ue to both this country and to theirs. I go to see the people as they are, and I have confidence that what I shall learn will be gratifying to me and to ail those who want to have Russia and the United States come into closer relation with each other." Butte Merchants Swindled By Smooth "Charity" Grafters Supposed Members of the Doneghy Gang Operating Successfully— Same Old Game as That Worked Last Fall. The disclosure of the "charity" swind lers in yesterday's Inter- Mountain in which the facts connected with the ex posure and arrest of the grafter confed erates of William H. Doneghy- in San Francisco, were published* brought to light today the workings of members of the same gang in Butte at the present time. Neat little tickets of blue card-board, The Bogus Ticket. For Homeless Children A n entertainment will be given at' the Auditorium, Tuesday, July 2, 1901, under the auspices o f the M o n t a n a Chil dren's Home s i ciety. ADMISSION CARDS ONE DOLLAR artistically- printed, have been sold to the merchants and professional men of Butte during the past few days for an alleged entertainment to be given in the Audl t' liuni July 2. The tickets state that the entertainment is given "for the home less children" under the auspices of the Montana Children's Home society. The tickets are sold for $1 each. A neatly- dressed young man appeared at the city clerk's office yesterday afier noon and said that his company desired to use the Auditorium for the purpose of giving a charity entertainment July 2. He stated that the performance woul I be under ibe direct charge of Mrs. Green leaf, a worker of the United Charities Association of America. Shortly afterwards a woman appeared at the mayor's office and asked for an interview. She stated that her name was Mrs. William Greenleaf, and that she had charge of the entertainment which was to be given In Butte for the benefit of charity associations in this cit.v. Mrs. Greenleaf made a plea to Mayor Davey for the Auditorium and stated that she thought the city should donate the use of the hall free of charge as the performance is to be purely for charity purposes. Mayor Davey set a low figure for thé woman and she left, saying that she would telephone later in the day whether she would use the Auditorium for her entertainment. Up to a late hour today the mayor had heard nothing fur ther from the woman. He stated that in the event of the woman being in the same line of business as Doneghy he sup posed she had noticed the story in yes terday's Inter Mountain and had left the city. The city clerk stated today that he had beard nothing further from the young man who had called on him con cerning the use of the Auditorium. No money has yet been paid for the use of the Auditorium. Chief Reynolds of the police depart ment investigated the supposed enter tainment to some extent today but stated that he could not find the woman or young man who had wanted to en CUBAN DEBTORS IN DIRE DISTRESS; GEN. WOOD SEES TROUBLE AHEAD All Classes of Creditors at Liberty to Take Action and Enforce Collection of Mortgage Credits on All Kinds ot Property—Rural and Agricultural Prop [ erties Exempt. m CONSUL GENERAL WOOD. (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 21.—Reports of dis tress continue to reach Washington from debtors in Cuba. Gov. Gen. Wood has announced that all classes of creditors are at liberty to take action and enforce the collection of mort gage credits on all kinds of property. Mortgages on property in Cuba amount to $208,00,090. Of this sum $100,000,000 is on the'cUy real estate and the remainder on rur • 1 property Seventy-nine per cent of the value of the city real estate is indebtedness and fifty-eight per cent of the \ alue o. the rural property is indebtedness The average annual income . t the oii„ -oat estate is leu per cent and that Man and a Woman Negotiate for the Auditorium—Stated They intended Giving Performance for Char ity—Suddenly Disappear. gage the Auditorium. Chief Reynolds said that there had been a number of tickets for the alleged performance sold throughout of the city. He stated that he would have to await further de velopments regarding the matter before deciding whether the law had been vio atd. In view of the fact that the entertain ment is not dated earlier than July 2, it is not possible to state whether Mrs. Greenleaf intends giving a performance or not. In one or two instances the "charity" workers pulled off their en tertainments and thereby secured % stronger hold on the public £or futur» dates. BOY BETS A FIT ACTOR RICHARD MANSFIELD BEATEN IN VERY ODD SUIT. Youth Employed as a Super Is Scared When Ushered Into the Presence of the Tragedian and Falls in Convulsions. (By Associated Press.) Milwaukee, Wis., June 21.—A curious verdict was returned today against Richard Mansfield by Justice Mathias, who orders the actor to pay $:)S and costs because Bennie Goldman had a fit dur ing a' Milwaukee performance of "Henry V." » Goldman is 14 years old and suffers from epilepsy. He was engaged as a su per, and when he was ushered into the awful presence of Mansi.eld he went into strong convulsions and had to be taken to the hospital. The boy's father sued on the grounds that his son should not have been em ployed without the knowledge and con sent of his parents. DYNAMITE KILLS FOUR MEN Explosion on the Oregon River & Navi gation Line in Washington Results in Loss of Life. (By Associated Press.) Kalama. Wash., June 21.—An explosion of dynamite occurred here today on the line of tlie Oregon Railway & Naviga tion in which four men were killed. from rural property 14 per cent. In view of these figures, war depart ment officials express the opinion that there is likely to be a great change of ownership of property in Cuba. Rural and agricultural properties, the buildings on which were destroyed during the war, and on which improvements have not yet been made, are exempt from the enforcement of the mortgage claims. GREAT DEP OSITS IN OKLAHOMA Rich Find in Blaine County Causes Stampede to the New Fields. (By Associated Press.) Guthrie, O. T., June 21.—Ilitense excite ment has been caused by the discovery of large copper deposits in the southern portion of Blaine county, Okahoma. Mineral prospectors have been at work in the hills and the result of their work was the filing of 25 mining claims. Many peope are flocking to the new eldorado. Secret Meeting by Amalgamated. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 21.—A meeting of the Amalgamated Copper company was held in Jersey City today. Nothing was made public concerning the business trans acted. KILLED IN BARE FIST FIGHT Youths Quarrel at a Ball, Challenge Each Other for a Mill That Besults Fatally. New Orleans. June 21.—Walter Selph, a young drummer, son of Colonel Dud ley Selph. state inspector of rifle practice and former rifle champion, was killed to night In a prize fight at Audobon park. He and L. L. Bailey had a quarrel at a military bail and agreed to fight it out with bare fists. They had no seconds, and pounded each other until Selph fell from a blow which broke his neck. Bailey was arrested and said he did' nut know how the fatal result cam« atout. He made no attempt to escape.