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k^,| 1 ^ § ■ "* rC Horn of July 25, 1870, When the Sioux Indiana General Custer and 600 Men—See Page Six. Y t/lKo üvlO T V The Butte Inter Mountain. VOL. XXI. NO. 81 Showers Tonight. BUTTE, MONTANA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25. 1901. Bain Wednesday. / I g> PRICE FIVE CENTS APPALLING SCENES OF DESOLATION IN TRACK OF WEST VIRGINIA FLOOD xxxxxxxxxsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx X X X Aid for the flood sufferers is pouring in from X X all sections, and as rapidly as possible order is X X being evolved from chaos. X X No new reports of loss of life are coming in, X X and it is now thought the death list will not con- X X tain more than 100 names. X X Owing to the number of dead animals that X X are scattered over the country much sanitary X X work will have to be done. X X X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Revised Figures Place the Doss of Life it One Hundred—Thrilling Story of One of the Eye Witnesses of the Deluge at Bluefleld— Damages $10,000,000 (By Associated Press.) ■Bueflelds, W. Va., June 25.—It is now believed the loss of life by reason of the recent flood will not exced 100, instead of 400 or 500, as at first reported. The prop erty loss continues to grow', however, and is now placed at $10,000,000. Scenes in and around the Wrecked dis trict are appalling in the extreme, and pathetic sights are so common that they have almost ceased to attract attention. The following story is told by an eye witness of the flood: "Keystone is the metropolis of the coal mining country. It has but one narrow street, and because of limited space many houses were built on piles or walls over the Elkhorn or close up against the mountains. The town fol lowing the meanderings of the stream for a mile. When the storm struck the mountain rain fell in torrents for six hours. Houses, barns, bridges, fills, live stock and human bodies were swept axvay by the mighty current or dashed on the trees below. "I was stopping at a hotel. At the first warning many of the inhabitants took refuge on the mountain sides overlooking the town and river. More than a hun dred people, however, remained in the town to look after the -women and child ren who did not escape early. "The bridge leading to the depot was soon swept away; then the angry waters rushed through the only street in the town, and we found hundreds of persons cut oft from the mountain retreat. The hotel was made fast to telephone poles by means of a line. "Hundreds of lives were saved, but in attempting to cross the muddy, surging waters which swept like an avalanche down this street many lost their hold and in plain sight of friends were car ried on into the river and drowned. Houses plunged and danced in the mighty stream, with screaming women and children on the roofs. Horses, cat tle and other animals were drowned «bout us. "All the women were conveyed from the hotel to the mountain side.by means of the life line. Then the men left, as the place was unsafe. "When it came my turn I seized the BRITONS FEAR SOUTH AFRICAN REVERSE By Associated Press. London, June 25.—There is much discouragement in England over the mil itary situation in South Africa, without definite news of any fresh disaster. Gen. French has work to do in the French section, where his manoeuvres were successful fifteen months ago. The newspapers have so little war news that the suspicion is created that the censor is holding back much information of an unfavorable tenor. Several of the military experts in the house of commons express the opinion that the reinforcements dispatched to Lord Kitchener may have proved in adequate. BI6AMY INDICTMENT RETURNED AGAINST EARL RUSSELL A ' ' f (By Associated Press.) London, June 25.—In the Old Bailey court today the grand jury returned a true 'bill against Earl Russell for big amy, and the recorder announced that the trial would take place in the House of Lords. The action of the court yes terday in making absolute the decree ob tained in December, 1900, by George John Somerville in his divorce suit, in which Earl Russell was made co-res pondent, was a purely legal formality. EDNA HOPPER IS VERY ILL Actress Who Went to Frisco to Attend the Funeral of Her Mother Suffer ing from Nervous Prostration. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, June 25.—Edna Wallaee Hopper, actress, who arrived here to at tend the funeral of her mother, the late Mrs. Joseph Dunsmulr, is lying ill at the family residence in Alameda county. The shock of her mother's death and the trip across the continent has resulted in ner vous prostration. SUPERINTENDENT OF INSANE ASYLUM RESISTS THE LAV (By Associated Press.) Seattle, Wash., June 25.— For refusing fo allow a Pierce county deputy sheriff to serve papers on an inmate of the Steilacoom asylum, Supt. Goddard of that institution will answer to a charge of contempt of court, next Saturday. The trouble leading up to the charges of contempt arose from a Pierce county divorce suit. Supt. Goddard had re fused to allow the officer to make a per sonal service of the summons in this tuit on the defendant, a Mrs. Patterson, The summons In this case were given *%*xxxxxx Inhabitants of Town Took Refuge on Mountain Side When the Storm Broke—Many Browned in Sight of Their Friends—Streets Are Flooded. life line and plunged into the muddy current. In an instant my feet were swept from under me, and it was a fight for my life to reach the house on the south side of the street. "The distance was not great and the water not more than three feet deep, but the current was almost irresistible, and even cows and horses were swept by as I clung to the rope." ISLANDERS NEAR STARVATION Residents of Guam Suffering Because of the New Tariff, and Govern ment Aid Is Asked. (By Associated Press.) Manila, June 25.—The schooner Es meralda, just arrived from Guam, brings confirmation of the distressing reports in circulation regarding the conditions prevailing on the island. The new tariff stops trade, and it is asserted that the people will starve un less they receive government support. No Celebrations in Germany. (By Associated Press.) Berlin, June 25.—It has been decided that neither the American colonies of Berlin, Leipsic nor Dresden will hold general or official Fourth of July cele brations. Andrew D. White, United States ambassador, and Mrs. White will spend the day at Sassnitz. DIPLOMATS SAIL'FOR EUROPE Four Notables from Other Countries Sail Away on the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 25.—Four diplomats are among the passengers on the Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse, which sailed for Europe this morning. They are Count Cassini, Russian ambassador to this country; Sir Claude McDonald, British minister to Japan, summoned home by Lord Salisbury; Dr. Louis F. Corea, Nicaraguan minister at Washington and Captain R. Jose de Tereza Manda, Mexican minister at Vienna. SENATOR DUBOIS SUFFERING Legislator from Idaho at Hunters Hot Springs, Badly Crippled by Rheumatism. (By Associated Press.) Boise City, June 25.—United States Senator Fred Dubois is at Hunters Hot Springs, Mont., suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism. He went there two weeks ago, but his condition has steadily grown worse. WOMAN JUMPS TO HER DEATH Fire Creates Panic in a Tenement and Several of the Occupants Are Injured. (By Associated Press.) St. Louis,June 25. —Fire broke out early this morning in a building at 24 Morgan stieet, occupied on the ground floor by the J. Edwards Paint company, and quickly spread to adjoining buildings, the upper portions of which were used as tenements. A panic seized upon the occupants, and a number of them jumped from upper windows. Mrs- Anna Sole received in juries which resulted in her death within half an hour. Her daughter, Camille, had her hip dislocated and sustained a fracture of the skull; and her son Edward was seriously injured by jumping. I j J a deputy sheriff for personal service. When the deputy arrived at the asylum It is stated, he asked to be allowed to see Mrs. Patterson. On being asked his business he explained the nature of hi3 errand. He was then denied his request. Returning to Tacoma, the deputy handed back the papers which lie had been sent to serve. The reason for fail ure of service were indorsed upon them. Procedings were then begun in the courts of Pierce county to compel Dr. Goddard to allow the service to be made. That official persisted In his refusal. KILLED BY A FALLING ROCK Martin Kramarich Meets Death While at Work in the Neversweat Mine. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx x X X Martin Kramarich, working in X X Neversweat mine, was killed at 4 X X o'clock, this morning, by the fall X X of a heavy boulder, which crushed X X out his life before help could X> X reach him. Xi X Kramarich was working in. a X X stope with Tom Nevin, when, X X without warning, the boulder, X X weighing four or five hundred X. pounds, fell from the roof of the X X stope, pinning him underneath it. X X Nevin gave the alarm, and tried X j X to remove the great, stone, but was X X too late. SG X The death is believed to have X X been entirely accidental. The in- X X quest will be held tomorrow eve- X X ning at T:30 o'clock, at Sherman's, X X Kramarich leave a family, liv- X X ing at No. 43 Anaconda road. X X x xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. SECRETARY LONG APPROVES PLAN FOR HONORING THOSE WHO FOUGHT. Mementoes Will Bear a Likeness of Admiral Sampson and Will . Be Awarded to the Gallant Sol diers Who Served, iu the Spanish War — The. Lucky Ones. ' ' * ' (By Associated Press.) Washington^ June 25.—Acting upOn 'the unanimous recommendation of the na val board of awards, Secretary Long has approved the designs for the two medals provided by congress to commemorate the achievements of the United Stated navy in the campaign in the West Indies during the Spanish-American war. Of these two medals, the first is known as the battle medal and the second as j j FOOFIGN GOUNTRIFS TO FIGHT AMERICA IN COMMERCIAL LAW Frank A. Vanderlip, Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Pre dicts a Bitter Contest for Supremacy in the Near Future. (By Associated Press ) New York. June 25.—Frank A. Van derlip, formerly assistant secretary of the treasury, who has just returned to Washington from a long trip abroad, says: "I think it not only possible but highly probable that Europe can and will I agree to binding terms of a trad« j combination against the United States j within the next few years and that tile result will be a most gigantic and stub J born commercial war. "As most of our commercial treaties expire in 1903, I look for the real be ginning of war then in a refusal of most of the continental nations to renew those conventions. "At the present moment. Austria, which never did like us, is leading, in. the movement against the United States, and I found Goluckowski, head of the ministry of that country, to be our bit terest and most outspoken foe. "Obviously the other ministers of the old world, including even that of Eng land. are artfully encouraging Golueh owski in his course of opposition, with a view of drawing our fire before they openly declare themselves. I ; i j j RUSSIA NOT ANTAGONIZING AMERICA, SAYS THE CZAR'S COUNSEL GENERAL Representative of the European Gov ernment Says Whole Trouble Is Caused by a Misunderstand ing on the Part of the United States. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 25.—Vladimir A. Tep low, Russian consul general in this city, in discussing the tariff dispute between this country and Russia, today said: "The whole trouble, if there be any trouble, is due to a misunderstanding on the part of the United States. Russia and the United States have too many in terests that are mutual for either one to be able to oppose the other. ''Siberia is a large country, and when it is opened, which will be in about two years, America will have it for a market almost exclusively. From the physical position of Siberia, no other country is available. "Why, then, should Russia antagonise GAS CAUSES DEATH IH MINE Thomas Savoney Overcome While at Work in the St. Lawrence—Coro ner Will Investigate. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX £ * * Coroner Johnston will inquire % X into the death of Thomas Savoney X V who died last night at St. James' X X hospital. Savoney was, working X X his first shift in the St. Lawrence X X yesterday forenoon and was over- X X come by gasses. He died late last X X evening at the hospital from the X X effects of the foul air inhaled. X 'X The coroner was notified of the X X death this forenoon and decided to X X institute an official investigation X X respecting the case of his death. X X The official inquiry is being pushed X X this afternoon and the time for the X X inquest has not yet been an- X X nouneed. Savoney had been idle X « for a long time and was returning X X to work in the mines where he had X X formerly been employed. X X • X X X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lie meritorious service medal.. in its report to Secretary Long the board of awards points out that this battle medal is not for services rendered in any one engagement, but is intended ! for all the men who participated in the ! W est Indian campaign. The board states that it has placed j Sampson's head upon the medal because he was commander-in-chief of the West Indian squadron, as Dewey's was placed on the Manila medal. The medal will be known as the San tiago medal, and will bear upon the re verse tile name, rank and ship of the ini t al battle in which the recipient partici pa led. The additional battles will be repre sented by separate bars above the sus pending ribbon of red, white and blue, one bar for each battle. The meritorious service medal is for those who have rendered distinguished service otherwise than in battle. It will go to -such men as Hobson, Lieutenant Ward, Victor Blue, Lieutenant Buck and ' ti few others. The design is a five ! o',rite! star in open ; work, encircl 'd by a laurel wreath and ' supported by a bar, the whole backed ' b, red, white and blue ribbons. A fouled anchor fills the center of the star. The name of the recipient will be • 0 «! saved on thé baack. The hoard has decided and the secre ttary • of the navy has approved the de cision that the sailors and marines who wee engaged in-blockade duty shall have the medal (in their case a meritorious e, , vice medal) as well as the men who »citua'ly participated in the fighting, j Every man who was in the West Indian j campaign at all. either as blockader or fighter, will get a medal of one kind or another. I I "For the immediate future our trade prospects were never brighter in Europe. There has been a'so a total crop fail ure in Germany. The agricultural out look is only a little brighter In France than in Germany, and even in England the crop yield is not very promising. • But as soon as the continent recov ers from its present agricultural depres sion I eonfledently believe the tocsin of ; war will be sounded. In Russia there are loud professions of friendship for the United States, and one hears many ex pressions of admiration of our nommer cial development and methods, The Russians are modeling their tariff system after ours, and in a few years will try to apply it with vigor an ! si-verity against all nations alike, but particularly against the United States. "We can meet Europe's onslaugh with courage and confidence. We outstrip he) - now in every material resource, in labor saving machinery and in the rap idity with which our surplus capital is accumulated. "Add to these advantages a patriot e citizenship and an intelligent working class and who can doubt for an Instant that we will win the battle? "When it is over, then the probl-m will be to keep the distracted hordes of Europeans from overrunning and to pre vent the desperate monarchies of the oi l world from acts of territorial aggression in South America, upon which they are already looking with covetous eyes." "the country from which Siberia must draw the most of her supplies? We shall want machinery, lamps, bicycles; in fact almost everything that America pro duces. "As to sugar, all we import of this article is from $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 worth annually. In machinery, of one article Chicago alone sends $30,000,000 to Russian markets. Think what the figures are for the whole country. "Would it not be absurd for America to sacrifice the tremendous industrial in terests she has in Russia on account of a comparatively insignificant tariff on cur sugar? • There is a rumor of a concert of the European nations against the United States to check the commercial progress that this country is making. "In my opinion such a coalition can never be made. But if such a thing could possibly happen, you may be sure that Russia would not make one of the opposition." t b v 1 TAT xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx X X X For Governor—GEORGE K. NASH. X X Lieutenant Governor—Carl N. NIPPERT. X X For Supreme Court Judge—J. L. Price. X X For Attorney General—JOHN M. SHEETS. X X For Clerk Supreme Court — LAWSON E. X X EMERSON. X X For State Treasurer—ISAAC B. CAMERON. X X For Member State Board of Public Wards— X X W. G. JOHNSON. X X X xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ! ! j Hanna Delegates Rule the Convention From Start to Finish—The Admin istration of President McKin ley Endorsed—A Review of the Past Four Years (By Associated Press.) Coumbus, Ohio, June 25.—The repub lican state convention reconvened at the auditorium here at 10 o'clock. The great hall was packed when Tem porary Chairman Foraker rapped for order. The committee on credentials presented a report signed by 20 of its 21 members in favor of the "Hanna dele gates" from Fayette county. The report was adopted. The only Daugherty man on tlie committtee of fered a minority report, as was generally expected. The committee on permanent organi zation reported it had selected Senator Hanna as permanent chairman and con tinued the rest of the temporary or ganization. The report was adopted. Senator Foraker introduced Senator Hanna as "the man who knew iris busi ness and how to attend to it." A great demonstration ensued. Chairman Hanna returned his thanks for the honor and then stated that Sen ator Foraker had already sounded the keynote and would continue to d so in the campaign, and that all republicans in Ohio would be with him to a man. He eulogized Foraker's speech and his record in the senate and said all the people in Ohio were for liis re-election except the democrats. He insisted that the coming contest in Ohio was one of a national character and of national issues. It was the most im portant period for the support and en couragement of the national administra tion, he declared. He then reviewed the first administra I t:on of President McKinley and Insisted that his second administration was still I more important for the domestic, insu lar and foreign affairs of the country. He appealed to Ohio republicans to do away with all factional differences and stand by the president and a republican congress. In discussing the tariff he said this was no time for experiments in that line or any other and that this was no time for financial, industrial or other disturbances. General Charles H. Grosvenor present ed the report of the committee on reso lutions which was adopted. The plat AMERICAN TROOPS TO REMAIN IN CHINA By Associated Press. Washington, June 25—The government is not favorable to withdrawing from china its means of defense, and will not, therefore, officially sanction the acts of other powers in destroying Chinese fortifications. The company of American troops now in Pekin is not to be used to assist in razing forts, but is stationed in the Chinese capital to protect the American legation and for no other purpose. ' No confirmation has been received in Washinngton of the report that Rus sia has notified china that before she will evacuate Manchuria an agreement must be signed by the two governments. ______ FIRE SWEEPS PORT LIMON Costa Rican City Is Again Visited by a Destructive Blaze, Which De stroys Much Property. (By Associated Press.) Panama.June 25.—Advices just received by mail from Port Limon, Costa Rica, announce that the place has been swept by another large fire. More than thirty houses, many of them just erected, were destroyed. Leipziger Bank Suspends Payment. Leipzig, June 25.—The directors of the Leipziger bank announce that owing to the stoppage of the Dresrener Credit Anstalt, in consequence of difficulties in discounting bills, the Leipziger bank is compelled in the interests of its creditors to temporarily suspend payments. Jurors for Murder Trial. The trial of the case of the state against Charles Anderson, Charles Swan son and Gilbbert Gi.-.on, charged with the murder of Mark Harrington on the 16th of last month, was commenced in Judge McClernun's court this motnning, but be fore the requisite twelve men to decide the guilt or innocence of the defendants were secured the Jury panel was ex hausted. An order for fifty specials was issued and made retu; nable at 2 o clock tomorrow. I I J ! I I I I I I PLOT TO UTTER FORGED DRAFTS SPOILED BY THE POLICE (By Associated Press.) Chicago, June 25.—Warren Stoner, son of a prominent Kentucky family, and relative of a well known turf official, was arrested at Washington Park race track on the charge of attempting to pass a worthless draft on a bookmaker. The arrest was made on information ftom Kansas City that 100 blank drafts drawn on the Third National bank of New York by the Farmers' National bank of Topeka had been engraved and were in the hands of two men who had left for Chicago. Senator Hanna Introduced by Senator Foraker as "The Man Who Knew His Business and How to At tend to It"—Ohio Contest of National Character, form reaffirms the principles set forth by the last national republican conven tion and pays a glowing tribute to the re publican party for the reforms it has ac complished and the prosperity it has brought about. The statement is made that the principle of protection has achieved its most signal triumph in the result of the Dingley tariff law. Regarding the trouble in China, the platform says: "The prudent and successful manage ment of American interests in China by President McKinley hes added new glory to American arms and American diplo macy." In touching upon Cuban independence it is stated that the nation's pledge to the island of Cuba Is being faithfully kept, insuring freedom and independence to her people. Henry C. Taylor, who presented the name of George K. Nash to the conven tion two years ago for governor, then presented his name for renominatian, and he was renominated by acclama tion. When nominations for lieutenant gov ernor were called for State Senator Carl N. Nippert of Hamilton county was nominated without opposition by accla mation. For the nomination of judge of the su preme court (here were presented the names of J. L. Price, William B. Crew and Thaddeus A. Minshall, the in cumbent. Price was nominated. John M. Sheets, attorney general, was nominated for a second term without opposition. For the nomination of clerk of the su preme court the names of Newton' M. Miller, Alva B. Hall, A. C. CratchfieM md Lawson E. Emerson were presented. Emerson was nominated. Isaac B. Cameron, for state treasure? _.nd W. G. Johnson for member of the state board of public works, were re nominated without opposition. A resolution was adopted extending sympathy to Secretary Hay in his be reavement. At 1:10 o'clock the convention ad journed. GREAT FIRE RAGING IN THE WAREHOUSES AT JERSEY CITY New York, June 25.—A disastrous fire occurred this afternoon at the National Storage company's docks in Jersey City. The fire started in a lighter loaded with Jute. Suit to Quiet Title. George Tippett and Elizabeth Jane Tip pett have instituted suit against Hugh M. Harney and Kate Harney to quiet ti tle to eight inches of the Hoskins lode claim from which the plaintiffs claim they were ousted by the defendants April 15. The piuintiffs also ask for judgment for $1,000 damages alleged to h ave been sustained by them by reason of the seiz ure. Basset Charged With Forgery. An information charging Ludlam G. Bassett with forgery was filed in depart ment 3, of the district court today. The defendant will plead Friday. It is alleged that on May 23 Bassett vis ited Hotel Grace McGinniss in East I Mercury street, bought wine and cigars I and paid for them with a $50 bogus I check purporting to have been issued by I the firm of Bassett & McGregor of St. I Paul. The defendant is a dapper ap I pealing young man. Descriptions of the men were sent on and arrangements were made to appre hend them. Stoner was arrested at the race track as he was attempting to cash one of the drafts. Stoner said he was stopping at the Auditorium annex. The hotel was v.sited and the room searched. A valise marked "C. Jones" was found and the detectives decided to await the arrival of its owneers. Soon Jones appeared at the door. He was arrested and the valise opened. In it were found ninety-seven blank drafts, which will be used as evidence.