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The Butte Initeb Mountain. — I .... ■ .1— ..II-. ■ I M S.— . I ! ■ I - I .. • VOL. XXL NO. 79 Generally Fair Tonight. BUTTE, MONTANA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 22. 1901. Stationary Temperature Sunday. PRICE FIVE CENTS BULLETS FLY IN THE CHEAT COAL FIELDS MINERS IN THE WEST VIRGINIA FIELDS ARE USING RIFLES. Attorney for the Companies Is Fired Upon, but Escapes Injury by Hid ing — Many Persons Reported Hurt — Trouble at Hattewan Grows More Serious and Troops May Be Called. (By Associated Press.) Huntington, W. Va., June 22.—Another outbreak occured at the Lick Fork mines, In the Thacker and Manniwaln fields, late last night. A number of shots were fired and several persons were reported injured, but It Is impossible to secure names. Ex-Attorney General Thacker, attor ney for the coal companies, was at the scene, and a dozen shots were fired at him, but he took shelter behind a rock pile and escaped injury. The strikers are determined that all non-union men shall quit work in these fields, and rifles are in evidence every where. The National Guard may be called upon to assist the sheriff in keeping down a riot. The injunction granted by Judge Haekson will be served today. Matteawan, W. Va., June 22.—More trouble is eminent here. The striking miners are marching around the entrances, many carrying rifles. All coal mines are closed, but the operators will endeavor to resume Monday with new non-union men. Last evening a skirmish occurred, in which one hundred shots were fired. Only a few -persons were injured and none, killed. Sheriff Hatfield and a large force of deputies are at the Lick Fork mine, where it is feared an attempt may be made to destroy property. Governor White has not been called on for the state militia, but he may be asked at any time. NEW COPFEH STOCKS ABE LISTED Issue of the Amalgamated Company, in Connection With the Absorption of the Boston A Montana and Butte & Boston Goes on the Exchanges. (By Associated Press.) Boston, Mass., June 22.—The $20,000,000 extra issued by the Amalgamated Copper company in connection with the absorp tion of the Boston & Montana and Butte & Boston properties has been added to the listed departments of both New York Rnd Boston stock exchanges. The National Shawmut bank announced ts readiness to deliver Amalgamated cop per shares in exchange for its own re ceipts for Boston & Montana and Butte & Boston shares given during the past few days. Kidder, Peabody & Co. have been ap pointed auditors and agents for the Amalgamated Copper company in Boston and the National Shawmut bank has been named as registrar. PROF. G. D. HERRON DROPPED Srinnell, Iowa, Clergymen, Who Aban doned His Wife, Is Now Out side the Church. (By Associated Press.) Grinnell, Iowa, June 22.—The Con gregational church of Grinnell has, by unanimous vote, decided to drop the name of Prof. George D. Herron from its church rolls. This is the last act in a long series of procedures that has been necessary, according to Congregational ecclesiastical custom, to put Pr.of. Her ron outside the church. JUDGE NOYES DENIES KNOWLEDGE OF REGENT CHARGES (By Associated Press.) Nome, Alaska., via Seattle, June 22.— In reply to a query* as to the charges against him Judge Noyes says; "J. of course, can pay no attention to make any statement regarding the charges said to have been preferred against me for I am entirely ignorant of the nature of the charges, if they have been presented against me to the attor ney general, and have received no official or even private notification that charges are pending. I, of course, can pay no attenntion to public rumor. I even have not received a copy of the decision written by Judge Ross of the Ninth circuit court of ap peals in the MacKensie contempt cases. "I have, however, read excerpts from that decision, and the charges are based upon the statement of the recerd as con ta ned in that decision. You can say I will be fully prepared to meet them *T cannot say more than this at the present time, as I do not desire to criti cise or deprecate the decision of Judge Ross. "The time may come, and soon, I think, «ben Judge Ross will acknowledge that GEN. BOTHA HAS NOT SURRENDERED YET (By Associated Press.) London, June 22.—The Sun again prints the sensational announcement which it made on June 18 that General Botha, Boer commander, after the re ceipt of President Kruger's decision not to concede anything, decided to ignore 'the former president of the Transvaal and surrender. The paper also says it is believed at the British foreign office that the formal act of surender has already occurred. The secretary of Joseph Chamberlain, GENERAL BOTHA. colonial secretary, declares that the ru mor of the surrender of General Botha is unfounded. HAD HULAH IS REPULSED Chief and His Men Again Meet the British and Are Beaten Back With Loss. (By Associated Press.) Aden, June 22.—The mad mulah, after the recent repulse by Captain MacNeill of his attack upon the British Zareba, accidentally encountered the main Brit ish force of Camelion and mounted in fantry, which immediately attacked and routed him. The pursuit was continued throughout the night. A hundred of the enemy were killed and the mulah and the sultan of Nur narrawly escaped capture. The British force lost seven killed and wounded. Civil Government for Philippines. Washington, June 22.—Secretary Root has issued the president's proclamation proclaiming civil government in the Philippines. On and after the 1th of July. 1901. | j I CANAL HATTER AGAIN UP Cabinet of Great Britain Once More Considers the Subject of the Proposed Ditch. (By Associated Press.) London, June 22.—In a tentative, easy going sort of way the cabinet has com menced to consider the Nicaragua canai matter. Lord Pau.ucefote has suggested many things to Lord Lansdowne, foreign sec retary, and the latter is once more grappling the problem. It is needless to say the foreign office has no intention of hurrying, and in the course of a month or so it may come to a decision. This will take the form of instructions to Lord Pauncefote, who will return it to the home office with his approval. On the highest authority it may be said that Lorde Pauncefote will remain ambassador to the United States for the rest of his days ,or as long as he cares to retain the position. End of Cut Rate War. Chicago, June 22.—Out of negotiations now pending between members of the National Retail Druggists' association and manufacturers of patent medicine may come an agreement which will re sult in a death blow to the cut rate drug business. St. Louis Wool. St. Louis, June 22.—Wool steady and unchanged; territory and western me dium, 13@15c; fine, 10@13c; coarse, 10ft) 12%c. in making a personal attack upon me he was in the wrong, and that his state ments with regard to me personally are without foundation. "I have been busy all winter, holding court almost continuously and have not time to consider or prepare a statement in answer to the numerous stories which have appeared in the pub lic press. "And I do not see my way clear for much leisure during the coming summer, for as soon as this special term is over I am due at St. Michaels, where I am re quired by law to hold a regular term commencing the third Monday in June. "I then have another special term here, commencing the 8th of July and a spec ial term at Teller City, commencing the 12th of August." Lynchen Threaten a Boy. (By Associated Press.) Paiouse, Wash., June 22.—Ole Johnson. 19 years old, is in the city Jail, guarded by the marshal and citizens to prevent lynching. He is charged with having cssaulted a 17-year-old daughter of F. Tweitmeyer, a farmer. TWENTY-ONE LIVES ARE LOST THROUGH FIRE ANO TORNADO Explosion in a Store at Paterson, N. J., Starts a Blaze That Ends in Death. DESTRUCTION IN A TENEMENT Fourteen Men, Women and Children Are Cremated or Dashed to Their Doom. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 22.—Fourteen persons were killed and a number injured yester day as the result of a fire following an explosion among a quantity of fireworks In the store of Abraham M. Rittenberg at Paterson, N. J. The store was on the ground floor of a tenament building. The cause of the ex plosion is not known and the property loss will not exceed $35,006. The bodies already found are: MRS. LUCINDA ADAMSON. MRS. CHARLES WILLIAMS, burned while trying to rescue husband. CHARLES WILIAMS, helpess crip ple, unable to leave bed. HAROLD RITTENBERG, 10 months old, child of the keeper of the flrewoorks store. WILLIE ELSÄSSER, six weeks old; mother kept baker shop. MRS. BERT RAMBER, whose husband is in the hospital. --RAMBLER, 6 months old. MRS. ANDREW ELVIN, heaj only found, trunk missing. MRS. ANN BURNS. CLARENCE, 6 years old, found clasped in his mother's arms. MRS. ANNIE LANNIGAN. MRS. MARY DUFFY. The building in which the explosion oc qcuried was a frame tenement, four stories high, with stores on the ground floor. The middle store was occupied by Rit tenferg. Ten families occupied fiats in the building. So great was the force oï the explosion that a boy playing in the street half a block away was lifted from his feet and hurled against an iron fence, one of his legs being broken. A. trolley car was directly in front of .the building when the explosion occurred. The burst of flame blown out into- the street scorched the side of the car .and singed the hair of the passengers. A number of those who were on the upper floors of the building . vvhen the explosion took plate were either stun ned and then burned to death or found their escape cut off and were suffocated. After the first explosion there was a succession of smaller ones, and then came a second big explosion which was muffled and deadened and probably oc curred in the cellar. Every window seemed to be emitting flames within a minute after the first explosion. A woman, with her clothing on fire, leaped out of one of the windows and fell to the yard below. Her dead body was dragged out of reach of the flames, but the flesh was roasted and dropped from the bones. She later proved to be Mrs. Williams. Mrs. Williams' husband was a cripple. His wife is supposed to have remained longer than she could with safety in qn effort to save him. .He was found burn ed to a crisp in his bed. Some of the occupants of the rooms dropped from the windows and were bruised. Others hung from the win dows until the firemen came, and twenty persons were taken down in this way through the fire and smoke by the fire men, while others dropped into life nets. Daniel Dooley, who was in the yard when the explosion took place, saw the two Rittenberg ch.ldren in the rear room annd rushed into the flames for them. He got one of them and carried it out and tried to go back for the other, but the room was then one mass of fire and he was too late. He was badly scorched in rescu'ng the first child. While the rescues were going on the firemen were fighting the flames. Captain Allen led with a hose line in an effort to keep the fire from the upper floors, where it was said many were penned in. The men had hardly taken their posi tions and begun on the sidewalk to throw water into the upper floors when, with out any warning the whole upper part or the building above them sagged outward and fell. The captain and two of his men were buried under the blazing debris. One af the men is severely hurt. Rittenberg will probably be arrested pending an investigation. TROOPS AND A MOB CLASH OYER PRISONER (By Associated Press.) Houston, Texas, June 22.—A company of state militia and a mob number ing 1,000 are clashing over Eli Spenoer, charged with an assault on Miss Loren Trowen. On account of the high state of excitement, when the negro was captured he was spirited to Houston by Sheriff Changier. The situation is now calm. The special train bearing troops from Trinity arrived here today, riddl vt with bullets. The cavalry arrived at Trinity this morning at 2 o'clock, and at once re lieved the siege of the light guard, vho were kept In a school house by an armed mob, forming a guard around. The relieved troops went to the station with Colonel Levy and boarded it Without molestation, but as the train pulled out the mob fired several volleys at the troops. They returned the fire and reported at least three members of the mob hit. The negro was taken to the penitentiary at Huntsville for safe keeping and the soldiers returned home. Reading Strike May Spread. (By Associated Press.) Reading,"Pa., June 22.—The strike of the employes of the Reading railway shops, which was begun yesterday n.oon, has not spread to any other departments , in this city, but the leaders say all t*JO men but a few laborers will go out when they are asked, and the request will probably be made on Monday. Fearful Windstorm Sweeps Over Napier, Neb., Carrying Destruc tion With It. DEATH IN A JUNE WINDSTORM Seven Members of the Greening and Anderson Families Are Killed. (By Associated Press.) Napier, Neb., June 22.—Seven lives were lost in a tornado Thursday night. The killed were members of the Green ing and Anderson families. The dead; JACOB GREENING, father aged 40. MRS. JACOB GREENING, mother. GRACE ti ttEENING, aged 14. MARGARET GREENING, aged 7, killed. MAGGIE GREENING, aged 9, killed. JOHN GREENING, aged 4, killed. JACOB GREENING, aged 2, killed. Out of the Anderson family of six, two children, Ida and Clart, aged re spectively 7 and 8 years, were killed and the mother and daughter, Bertha, and son, Theodore, aged respectively 10 and. <2, were injured. August Anderson, the father, was away from home at the time. The father of the Greening family was found a quarter of a mile from the house fearfully mangled. Both arms and legs and back were broken ana there was litt'e chance for his life. Little Maggie and Jacob Greening were found 600 yards from where the house stood. They were stripped of all their clothing, but were not disfigured. The other two children were close to the house and were in full view of their mother and e'dest sister, who were both fatally injured and who could see them, nut could render no assistance. Six hours before the storm the sun v, as shining. The storm cloud appeared at about five o'clock and traveled down i he Weyapaha river. It seemed to rise up and skip some houses and then swoop down and de molish everything. The tornado was preseded by a serious hailstorm. Some fill that measured 10 inches in circum ference. Mrs. Anredson took refuge under a hank near her home with three children, she said; "I saw the cloud coming and knew it vas bad, and I grabbed a child and took it with me. When the storm struck l hurried to my chllftrç i. but the storm took two of them away from me. "T lay down and held my baby. The wind also took it away from me. A timber struck me and broke my shoul der. After the storm all my clothes and shoes and stockings were '' The big wagon bridge across the river was completely destroyed. Tornado Hits Rapid City. (By Associated Press.! Rapid City. H. D., June 22.—A tornado did heavy damage several miles west of this city, demolishing farm buildings and uprooting trees. DEFEAT FOR UNITED STATES Claims ou Canada for Seizure of Wrecking Steamer Willamette Are Set Aride. (By Associated Press.) Ottawa, June 22.—The seizure of the wrecking steamer Willamette in British Columbia waters has been settled in ac cordance with the contentions of the Canadian government. A convention exists between the Unit ed States and Canadian government for reciprocity of wrecking in waters, con tiguous to each other's territory. The Willamette was at work in Union Bay, 80 miles from the Canadian front ier, and the Dominion government tak ing the view that this could not be held to be contiguous waters, seized the ves sel. The United States government then took up the matter but when the view nl the Canadian authorities was brought up the United States officials conceded it was a proper one. and no further action was taken. Plague Raging in Hong Kong. (By Associated Press.) Victoria, B. C., Jur.e 22.—News was received by the steamer Victoria, which lias just arrived, that plague is becoming violent In Hong Kong. Colorado Ex-Soidiers to Organize. (By Associated Press.) Denver, June 22.—A movement is on foot to organize a brigade of Colorado men who saw service in the Philippines into a guard for service in the develop ment of the great asphalt beds of Vene zuela. KITCHENER'S OPERATIC / CAUSE A PARTY //LIT (By Associated Prêt £ London, June 22.—The or ions of General Kitchener, in ch of the British troops in South a, have caused a split in the lib party of Great Britain that is corn«!* illy grow ing wider. The air is thick with rumors of ex pulsions and resignations. The imper ialists declare Sir Henry Campbell-Ban nerman, liberal leader in the house of commons, must find his position unten LORD KiYCHENER. a ble. The pro-Boers advocate the ostracize ment of Herbert M. Asquith, former liberal, home secretary, who made a speech at a liberal meeting recently, de claring that Boer independence is im possible. Campbel-Bannernian attempts to pour oil on the troubled waters with a letter explaining that he has never thought of blaming the soldiers, but condemned those who are responsible for instituting the concentration of camps, as every hardship inflicted on C'e women and children can only prove an impediment to the settlement of the long struggle. Emperor Going Back to Pekin. (By Associated Press.) Paris, Juno 22.—A despatch from Pekin says an official proclamation has been issued here announcing the emperor will return to Pekin in October, arriving at the capital by railroad front Paoting Fu. Ambassador Choate Resumes Work. (By Associated Press.) London, June 22.—Mr. Choate, United States ambassador, who hap been, suf fering front a severe cold, returned to his office today in perfect health. OLMOST REAOr FOR H SETTLEMENT CADDIES OUT GO ON STRIEE Small Boys at Helena Delay Play at the Grounds of the Helena Club. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, June 22.—Golf playing at the country club was suspended for several hours yesterday by a strike of the ten boys employed as caddies. The boys objected to some of the rules, and instead of going to work sat on the fence and jeered, when Jordon Banks, the colored steward, acted caddie for Miss C. Cory, and several of the male members went around the links unat tended and lost several balls. Concessions were finally made by the management and four boys went back to work. The others were given until Wed nesday next to consider. Morgan Purchases Noted Art Group. (By Associated Press.) London, June 22.—J. P. Morgan has made another great art purchase. He has Just acquired Sir Joshua Reynolds' famous group "Lady Mary and her Highlanders," The price paid is said to have been $11,000. Purse for a Pastor. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, June 22.—Members of the Union Park Congregational church gave a farewell reception last night to their retiring pastor. Dr. Frederick A. Noble, and presented to him a testimonial fund of $5.000. TO RECLAIM^ THE ARID LANDS (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 22.—The addition (,< a whole province of water-covered land to the kingdom of the Netherlands is the subject of reports received at the state department from Consul Hiil at Amsterdam and Consul General Gunther at FrankfoVt, Germany. The plan, which has been proposed by the states general, has in view the clos ing of the Zuyder Zee, which for cen turies is said to have been more harm ful than helpful to Holland, by a dyke running from the North Holland coast to the island of Wieringen and thence to the French coast. The' part of the bay thus encompassed will be gradually drained, and it is thought that in 18 years 115,000 acres of fertile land can be recovered. The total cost of the work is estimated at about $38,000,000, which includes an indemnity of $1,809,000 to be paid Zuydcr Zee fishermen robbed of their vocation. The completion of the entire work is expected to produce 500.000 acres of soil valued at $160,000,000. It is intended to call this twelfth provine of the Nether lands Wilhelmina, in honor of the young queen. New Commander for German Troops. (By Associated Press.)' Tien Tsin, June 22.—General Rohrs ehiedlt will succeed General Von Les.-el in commannd of -»esJGSerman troops. Brit ish troops are to replace them on duty at the Taku forts. USED UPON K CHURCH ATTEMPT IS MADE TO WRECK A KANSAS HOUSE OF WORSHIP. Deed Believed to Have Been Done b* Jointists, Seeking Revenge for Con viction of Six of Their Number, Brought About by the Pastor of Building Against Which Explosive Was Thrown. (By Associated Press.) Manhattan Kan., June 22.—An attempt was made early this morning to blow up the First Baptist church with dynamite. It is believed to be the work of joint-t ists, who directed their spite againsfl Rev. J. M. Miller, pastor of the church, because of his crusade against saloons. No arrests have been made. A powerful explosive was thrown upon the door of the main entrance, blowing a large hole in the door, shat tering the steps and breaking a number, of stained glass windows. The damage will amount to several hundred dollars. The parsonage ad joining was not 'injured. Rev. M. Miller was elected mayor last spring and has waged a bitter tight on 1 the joints. Thursday six jointists were fined $200 each and sentenced to spend sixty days in jail, their conviction being secured on evidence secured by the minister. Suicide Follows Arrest. San Francisco, June 22.—"Dr." Victor Popper, this city, committed suicide yesterday in a sensational manner just after being arrested on the charge of having caused the death of Miss Van Ornum of Chico. Dynamite Kills Two Men. Colville Wash., June 22.—Henry Fish, son of Col. J. M. Fish, Wet tie Falls, and ■ James Alldredge, a brother of WiLliam, . Alldredge, a mining man of the samq place, were killed by ait explosion of dynamite in the Acme mine near here. Lord Lansdowne Confident That in the Near Future a Satisfactory Solu tion of the International Complication Will Have - Been eRached. (By Associated Press.) London, June 22— Lord Lansdownna does not take such a pessimistic view of I he Chinese negotiations as do a major* ity of the British newspapers. The foreign office by no means coin cides in the view cf the P kin co. respond ent of the Daily Mail, who cables today that the negotiations are drifting into a hopeless muddle. There is now an opinion among com petent officials in Downing street that there is a good prospect of settlement. It is denied that Germany has increas ed her demand for Indemnity; from the British standpoint Germany has now, adopted a saner and national course. Of course, In common with the United States, Great Britain would have liked the indemnity to besmaller. It isadmitted that Great Britain is partly responsible for the delay in deciding the methods for payment, but it is maintained that she is the largest trader with China and is more vitally concerned than any other powers in keeping down the duty on im ports. "The question," said an official, "is about the only one which now prevents a total conclusion of the negotiations and no doubt it will be solved shortly." Farmers Lose Their Crops. (By Associated Press.) Butler, Neb., June 22.—A hurricane struck Lynch at 10 o'clock Wednesday night, but no one was hurt. Three miles southwest of Lynch threo farmhouses were destroyed and two per sons were seriously hurt. Thomas Richards' brick house, on the Niobrara, was blown down and a child badly injured. Farmers along the south side of the Niobrara were hailed out of their crops. A FATAL W HISKY EXPLOSION One Man Instantly Killed and Three So Badly Injured That They May Die. (By Associated Press.) Logansport, Ind., June 22.—While re pairing a drawbar on a Vandalia freight car which was loaded with whisky, a spark from a passing engine caused one of the barrels to explode and Lawrence Reeson was killed. William Eskins was fatally and Calvin Neff and John Moore were dangerously injured. Fire folluwed and Eskins was literally cooked to death. Neff and Moore Jumped into the canal with their clothing on fire and were res cued just In time to prevent death by drowning. Ohio Swept by Storm. (By Associated Press.) Colombus, Ohio. June 22-—A severe storm swept over a considerable part of Ohio today. A son of George Rise, of Wheelersburg, was killed by lightning, an 1 mu h property was destroyed in var ious sections.