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tteamcr With 500 Passengers Ashore off Newfoundland. Pool Rooms Must Stay Shut; Says Mayor Davey.
Jail Breaker Schrickengwt Caught at Dillon.
Japan Seeks to Avoid War With Russia
Sixteen Dead and Fifteen Injured in Train Wreck
The Butte Inter Mountain
VOL. XXI. NO. 82 Generally Fair Tonight; Possibly Rain BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 26. 1901. Cooler, With Showers, Thursday. P 'E FIVE CENTS
DEAD—Sixteen Italian emigrants, bound for Colorado, names un
known; Interpreter missing.
INJURED—Mrs. William Colten, wife of general superintendent
Colten, of the Iron Mountain railway; three children, names unknown;
David Agnew, Green Oak, Ind.; John O'Mara, Denver; unknown Ital
ian, New York; Nicola Potaaa, John Ickes, New York; Anna Juber, St.
Louis; John Pozza, Trinidad, Colo.; Herbert Merger, Hillsdale, Mich.;
Joseph Cruz, Italian; Mrs. Joseph Cruz, will die; George S. Milner,
Laton, Illinois; John P. Williamson, Bowling Green, Ohio, news
agent; E. B. Claugh, Toledo, Ohio; J. B. Wood, Logansport, Ind.;
G. A. Thompson, Little Rock, Ark.; W. A. Brode, Angola, Ind.; Clark
Laler, Logansport, Ind.; Rev. Father Welch, Logansport, Ind.; John
'Wilkins, Lafayette, Ind.; Walter Laid, Wabash, U»d.; Charles Flani
gan, flagman; John Adan«\ fireman; J. S. Butler, J. B. Lucks, Lo
gansport, Ind., traveling salesman.
Westbound Passenger Train Runs Into
a Washout Caused by Recent
Heavy Rains, and the Coaches
Are Soon Piled in a Heap
at the Bottom oii a
Deep Ravine.
(By Associated Press.)
Peru, Ind., June 26.—Sixteen persons
were killed and at least 50 injured, most
of them seriously, in a wreck of west
bound passenger train No. 3 on the Wa
bash, which ran into a washout at Cass,
14 miles north of this city, early this,
All the cars, save the three sleepers
in the rear, were totally demolished, and
the latter were badly wrecked.
At 4 o'clock a train which left this
city immediately upon receiving the news
of the accident, returned with 27 vic
tims, most of whom are women.
These were taken at once to the gen
eral hospital of the Wabash railway,
and a corps of physicians is now in
attendance. Three victims died on the
relief train. The bodies of the dead were
placed on a bank beside the wreckage,
while efforts were directed to rescuing
the injured.
The train which met disaster is due
Board of Commissioners at Helena
Makes a Peculiar Discovery Which
Will Affect One ot Its Own Mem
bers — Official Fails to Even
Notice the Warnings Sent
Him to Fay Up.
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
Helena, June 26.—It proves that in in
structing State Land Register Thomas
D. Long to enforce the payment of
arrears due from lessees and purchasers
of state land the board of state land
commissioners is getting after one of its
own members, Attorney General Dono
Mr. Donovan bought a small tract
near Great Falls to add to his ranch
and made the first payment in March,
1889, but is delinquent in the payment
of $39.32 due In March, 1900, and $37.47 r
due In March, 1901; total, $76.79.
He is one of the several delinquent
purchasers and has not even answered
the notice sent to him asking for pay
The total amount delinquent from pur
chasers is about $850 and from lessees
about $2,000.
Russian and German Navies May Use
Fuel From the Northern Country
in Near Future.
(By Associated Press.)
Halifax, N- S., June 26.—Nova Scotia
may in the near future be supplying the
Russian and German navies with coal.
M. De Struve, Russian consul general,
who with A. Boff, German consul gen
eral In Canada, is making a tour of in
spection of the coal and Iron Industries
of Cape Breton, said at Sydney;
"I am told there is an unlimited coal
supply in Cape Breton. Hereto Russia
has been securing most of the coal for
her navy from England.
"If coal is cheaper in Canada I shall
certainly recommend to my government
the advisability of purchasing consider
able for our navy from Cape Breton."
(By Associated Press.) .
Washington, June 26.—A pension of $12 a month has Just been granted to
Mrs. Pelmira Decker of Philadelphia. She Is a widow of a soldier of the war
of 1812, is nearly 90 years old and is blind. Her husband was a private in th»
First regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers. He has been dead nearly 21 years
and Mrs. Decker will receive arrears of nension . for that whole period,
amounting to a little more than $3,000. Mrs. Decker, It is believed, is the oldest
•—*•''** whom a pension was ever granted.
at Peru at 10:55 in the evening, but left
here last night one hour late.
Between Peru and Logansport, the
next stopping point, is a straight stretch
of track, practically with no grade, and
all trains are accustomed to make good
time between the two cities.
Within little over an hour after the
west-bound flyer pulled out of the Union
Station word reached the telegraph sta
tion of the wreck and frantic appeals
were sent out for aid.
Telephone' messages were flashed over
the city and within a short time almost
every physician in Peru was at the sta
tion, ready to board the relief train which
was, soon made up and speeding away
to the scene of the wreck.
In the meantime appeals were sent
from this place to other towns along the
W'abash, and relief and wrecking trains
were sent out from Danviile, Logans
port, Peru and LaFayette.
Under a full head of steam engine No.
182 was rushing on through the night
when the ill-fated train struck a short
trestle. As the engine struck the struc
ture, it gave way and the engine plung
ed down an 18-foot ravine and was buried
under four of the cars of the train which
it pulled.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, June 26.—It is probable
the consul generalship at Pretoria,
which has been vacant since the return
to this country of Adelbert S. Hay, killed
at New Haven, Sunday morning, will
soon be filled by the appointment of
Grant Gillespie of Missouri.
Mr. Gillespie was in Washington a few
days ago and the place was offered to
him. He hesitatss to accept, because the
experience of Hay showed that the sal
ary of the post, $2,000, is not enough to
support the incumbent
He has been assured congress will in
crease the pay to $4,000, and it ts thought
that on this assurance he will accept it
and qualify at an early date so as to
hurry to the Transvaal capital and look
after the long needed interests there.
Mr. Gillespie had a notable career in
the volunteer army in the last three
(By Associated Press.)
New York, June 26.—Commenting upon
the coming trial of Earl Russell before
the house of lords, the London corres
pondent of the Tribune says: "The case
is the most remarkable one in the his
tory of law. The panel is the entire dep
resentation of the house of peers. Any
one of them can present himself as a
juror In this bigamy case and can be ex
empt from a challenge."
Reminiscence Wins Northumberland.
(By Associated Press.)
London, June 26.—Reminiscence won
the Northumberland plate of 1,000 sover
eigns, a handicap for 3-year-olds and
upwards, at New Castle today. Sheer
ness (J. Relff) was second and Rambling
Katie third. Twelve horses ran.
Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald Talks
of the Relations Between the Two
Countries—Looting of a Store
room in Pekin by an Ameri
can Explained.
—(By Associated Press.)
New York, June 26.—Among the pas
sengers on the Kaiser Wilhelm der
Grosse was Sir Claude Maxwell Mac
Donald, British minister to China during
the Boxer troubles, and Lady MacDonald.
Asked if he thought there was any like
lihood of a conflict between Russia and
Japan in the near future, he said:
"Recent events in China might lead
one to think so. Japan, however, though
ready to defend any encroachments on
Rescue Parties Find Dead Bodies
Under the Debris, But Leave
Them Alone While the Work
of Rescuing the Many
Injured la Being
Carried On.
The remaining car, a sleeper, which
was just the length of the trestle, caught
on the abutments at each end of the
brldgework and spanned the ravine over
the wreckage.
When the trestle work collapsed under
the heavy locomotive the engine turned
over and over half a dozen times be
fore it landed upside down at the foot
of the embankment, throwing the fire
man and engineer out at is fell.
Engineer Butler struck on his back,
40 feet from the wreckage, and escaped
with a broken ankle. Fireman Adams
was caught under part of the flying de
bris and was probably fatally huid.
In the smoker were a number of pas
sengers. This car lies at the bottom of
the wreck and its occupants have not
been recovered. It is feared that at
least a dozen have been killed in the
With torches and improvised litters"
the rescue parties first to give aid to
the imprisoned victims sought out the
injured and carried them to one side,
while the dead were left until reinforce
ments arrived.
The arrival of the relief trains from
this city and Logansport was hailed with
delight by the little band of farmers,
who by the aid of torchlights were en
deavoring to discover the mangled vic
tims whose moans and cries reached
them from beneath the wreckage.
With the coming of daylight the horror
of the wreck was fully realized. The
dead were lying in almost every corner
of the wrecked cars, and the injured,
who had been taken from the debris,
were huddled in groups on the embank
ment, anxiously pleading that efforts be
made to rescue their relatives and
British Steamer Goes Ashore
With Five Hundred Passengers
On Coast of Newfoundland
Many of the Men Draw Knives When
Crazed by Fear and Threaten All
Who Endeavor to Impede Their
Progress Toward Safety—20
Persons Reported to Have
Been Drowned.
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
Cape Race, June 26.—The steamer Lusitania has gone ashore at Seal Cave,
12 miles north of here, and ns in great danger. She had on board when she
struck 500 passengers, all of whom were removed in safety.
There was almost a panio-'Vhen the steamer grounded, but in an instant
the members of the crew sprang to their places and began the work of
quieting the frightened people. In a shoi t time the women had regained their
composure, and, assisted by the male pas engers and the crew, were taken
Owing to the fact that there waz a heavy fog, the steamer was running
at reduced speed when she went ashore, and consequently the shock was not
great. The pilot, unable to see ahead, had gotten out of his course.
(By Associated Press.)
St. Johns. N. F., June 26.—The Lusitani; . Captain McMay, from Liverpool,
June 17, was bound round Cape Race for Montreal with a large cargo and 500
passengers. She mistook her course in a dense fog and went ashore near Re
news before daybreak.
The ship ran over a reef and hangs »grinst a cliff. The passengers, who
are mostly emigrants, were panic stricket . They stampeded and fought for
the boats, but were overcome by the officers and crew. The rougher element
among the passengers used knives.
The women and children were flrst landed and the men followed. The crew
stood by the ship.
A heavy sea was running, but at the latest advices the Lusitania was hold
ing her own. She will probably prove a iotal wreck.
Several steamers are fitting out here to go to the scene of the wreck. It Is
expected that the large cargo of the Lusitania will be salvaged.
As this dispatch Is being sent an unconfirmed report has reached here that a
boat load of people from the Lusitania w.s upset and twenty were drowned.
Cape Ballard, where the vessel lies, is situated on the coast of Newfound
land, about sixty miles south of St. Johns. The Lusitania was built at Liver
pool by Laird Brothers in 1871. She 1» 379 feet 9 Inches long, has 41 feet 3
Inches beam and is 27 feet 7 inches deep, nd belongs to the Orient Steam Na
vigation company.
her lawful rights, is,fortunately, a peace
able nation, and is not looking for trou
ble with Russia if she can by any possi
ble4fneans avoid such a catastrophe
through the usual channels of diplomacy
and arbitration."
When asked concerning the story that
the wife of a young United States diplo
mat was concerned in the looting of a
storeroom in the forbidden city and that
Lady MacDonald protested against the
action, Sir Claude said:
"I remember the incident to which I
think the article refers, and when I read
the story in San Francisei I wrote to
Gen. Chaffee. Lady MacDonald was in
a party which went over the palace.
"When they reached the storeroom and
there was talk of breaking in Lady Mac
Donald, the secretary of the British em
bassy and the Belgium and Italian rep
resentatives withdrew. They refused to
have anything to do with the affair.
"What went on after that I cannot
say. It is not true that Lady MacDon
ald protested- She simply withdrew. Who
the persons were who remained I will not
say, but they entered through the south
gate under passes issued by Gen. Chaffee.
"Afterwards an American aide and
another person came to apologize to me
but I told them that there was nothing
to apologize for, as I knew nothing ex
cept that Lady MacDonald had with-'
Escaped Convict Went to the Lodging
Place of One of His Old Pals and
Spent the Night—Was Discov
ered Early This Morning
and Surrendered to a
Deputy Sheriff.
Gus Schrickengos.t, alias Snyder, one of
the three men who escaped from the
county jail Sunday morning, was cap
tured at Dillon by the under sheriff of
Beaverhead county about 6 o'clock this
morning and by tomorrow morning will
be back in his old quarters of the coun
ty jail here.
Sheriff Furey left for Dillon this after
noon and will return on the flrst train
with the prisoner.
Information concerning the capture
was sent from Dillon to the sheriff's
office about 7 o'clock this morning.
It is a sure thing that the man cap
tured is Schrickengost, as he not only
answers the description, but Is person
ally known to some of the officers of
Beaverhead county. The under sheriff
was up all night watching for some
thing to come his way, not even relax
ing his vigilance in the grey dawn of
approaching daylight.
After getting away from the jail here
Si hrickengost started across the hills at
once or hid until dark and then started.
He evidently traveled all of the first
night, rested during the day and resumed
liis journey Monday night, then rested
Tuesday and struck the trail again last
night. It would take him about three'
days to walk to Dillon.
In choosing the southern route
Schrickengost used poor judgment, for
that is the direction whence he came.
.He is known all through that section.
It may be that he was en route to a
point on the railroad line farther south
with the intention of eventually mak
ing his way into the Hole-in-the-Wall
c< untry of Wyoming.
Stolen Horse a Valuable Clue.
The sheriff received a bit of informa
Women and Children Are Taken
Ashore First of All, and Tnen the
Crew Devotes Its Energies to
Providing for the Others—Boat
Capsized While Passengers
Were Being Taken Off.
Count Cassini, the Czar's Ambassador
to This Country, Going Home to
See What Can Be Done—Diplo
mat Sanguine That Dis
pute Will End.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, June 26.—Before sailing for
Russia on the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm,
Count Cassini, Russian ambassador to
this country, said interesting things re
garding the tariff trouble between Rus
sia and the United States.
He said the flrst thing hi intended
lining when he reached Russia would
i I- to see M. De Witte, Russian minister
. f finance, regarding the controversy.
Me said he did not understand the du
ties on Russian petroleum.
"The diplomatic dations," he said,
tHitween Russia and America are of the
most friendly nature, and this so-'ailed
conflict between them on the tariff is
an exceedingly small matter and will
no doubt be settled within a short time
{■nd satisfactory to both countries.
"It is part of my duty to clear away
any clouds of misunderstanding between
the two countries, and there is abso'ute
ly no danger that the present cordial
relations will be di % irbed by the tariff
business. To be perfectly frank, the
agitation was started on this si le of thf
water,, but I shall do all I can to
uraighten out the trouble.
(Special to In ter Mountain.
Dillon, Mont., June 26.—Gus Schrickengost was arrested at 6
o'clock this morning by Under Sheriff Phillips and D. W. Callahan,
He had come to town the evening before to secure lodging. At Calla
han's place he inquired for Jim Jaggers, who served two years recently
for counterfeiting. Schrickengost is well known in this section and
was supposed to be implicated in the counterfeiting when Jaggers
was arrested. He went to Jagger's room, staying until after 3 o'clock.
Mr. Callahan notified the sheriff's office and the under sheriff respond
ed. When Gus came down stairs he was arrested. He would not stop
until a revolver was placed against his body. He admits he is the man
wanted, and says when the opportunity to escape was offered he took
advantage of it.
tion today that may greatly aid him in
capturing one of the other two men.
About 10 o'clock Sunday morning, which
was about two hours after Schricken
gost, Dempsey and Healey escaped, a
horse belonging to John E. Duhame was
stolen from the range, a short distance
north of the Alice mine at Walkerville.
The animal was feeding with two or
three others and would not have gone
away of its own accord. The horse Is
described as a bay, branded "S U." on
the left shoulder. The fetlocks of both |
forelegs have been clipped. When Hea- |
ley reached the street in front of the !
court house, after leaving the Jail, he I
turned east and ran as far us Alaska |
street, then turned north, and when last
seen was making tracks towards Walk
erville. It is now surmised that he stole
Duhame's horse and is heading for the
Canadian boundary. If Healey stole the
horse and is traveling north he will not
touch Helena, as he is known there,
having been sent un from that district
for burglary -several years ago.
In the description of Dempsey sent
out a mistake was made as to the color
of his eyes. It was stated that they arc
dark, but they are a greenish grey. The
peculiar color of the man's optics was
(By Associated Press.)
New York, June 26.—Senator Chauncey
Depew has just made his last will and
testament, not because he Is 11J, but be
cause he will sail for Europe today and
he believes In being on the safe side.
The ceremony of signing the will took
place In the senator's office in the Grand
Central station.
The witnesses were his secretaries,
Horace C. Duval and Mortimer D. Cow
Residents of Rottendam Give a Royal
Greeting- to President of the Late
South African Republic.
(By Associated Press.)
Rotterdam, June 26.—Mr. Kruger, pres
ident of the late South African republic,
was welcomed at the railroad station on
his arrival here today by the burgo
master, deputations from numerous so
cieties and many ladies.
Two bands of music on a platform
played the Transvaal anthem, and hun
dreds of workmen's societies were drawn
up along the streets leading from the
station to the town hall, to which Mr.
Kruger was driven, escorted by a guard
of former Transvaal officers.
An official reception followed. Great
enthusiasm was manifested everywhere.
In a speech of welcome at the town
hall the burgomaster spoke of the simi
larity between the Transvaal and Dutch
struggles for liberty, and said Rotter
dam wished, through Mr. Kruger, to pay
homage to the little Boer nation, which
had shown such faith and confidence in
Its own strength.
"Should there be a commercial war,
which is altogether unlikely, between the
United States and Russia, this count! y
would be the loser, as the Russian ex
ports to these shores amount to annua'
ly only $3,000,000. while the United States
sends millions of dollars worth of her
products to Russia every year.
"Of course Russia, if hard put. could
get her goods from Germany, but this
would surely not be desirable to Ameri
cans. Another thing, our trade right
fully belong*; to this trouble.
"As I said before, the trouble does
not amount to much and with such men
as Secretary Gage at the helm the mat
ter will soon be straightened out, but
It Is to be deplored that such a ttrng
has happened at this time."
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, June 26. -General Greely. when at San Francisco, Investigate J
the operations of the signal corps wireless telegraphy plant et that place,
and save orders that an officer of the sjgnal corps be sent to San Francisco
to co-operate with Colonel Long, quartermaster in charge of transport«, In
utilizing the system on the transport-: going from and arriving at the port. It
is believed by the officers of the signal c rp.s here that the transports on
the Pacific can be signalled from 4Ü to 60 unie-.-, ft a: Sun Francisco by this
Sheriff Furey Believes He Has a Valu
able Clue in a Horse Stolen From
Range Near the Alice Mine
Sunday Morning — Drag
Net Out for Dempsey
and Healey.
the subject of frequent remarks while
his trial was in progress and at other
times when he was in the court room.
Those who had seen Dempsey':» eycg
and knew they were not dark called
upon Thomas Morrin, Dempsey's attor
ney, today for an opinion.
"His eyes are a greenish grey," said
Mr. Morrin. "I know it."
Continuing, Mr. Morrin said that
Dempsey had left without even bidding
him good-day. He also said that Demp
sey had sent for him the day before th<*
escape, but he paid no attention to the
summons, notwithstanding It was an
urgent one, to call at the jail. Mr. Mor
rin said he was glad he did not respond,
as he believed Dempsey contemplated,
an escape and wanted to talk to him
about it.
Jailer Grant, who was on duty when
the birds flew, has been removed, and
James Baldisiero, who formerly held the
job, put back again.
Workmen Make An Attack Upon
laborers Who Had Been Hired to
Take Their Places, and When
the Officers /vush to the
Rescue a Free-for-all
Battle Occurs.
(By Associated Press.)
Rochester,N. Y.,June 26—One thousand
striking laborers had a brisk encounter
with the police today, in which eleven
policemen and twenty strikers were in
The rioters set out as several times be
fore to drive away laborers working on
street improvements.
At Mill and Commercial streets they
encountered fifty laborers employed by
the Rochester Gas and Electric company,
engaged in digging a trench.
The workers sought refuge in the pow
er house of the company and the polica
undertook to disperse the mob.
The police reserves were drawn up In
a platoon of fifty across the street and
upon orders advanced with drawn clubs
upon the mob.
Immediately the air was filled with
bricks and stones, and wood and shovels
and picks in the hands of the strikers
were used freely.
During the melee a pistol shot was
heard and the captain of platoons order
ed the police to the over the heads of
This had the desired effect and the
rioters dispersed. Police reinforcements
were hurried to the scene of the riot but
their services were not required.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, June 26.—Mrs. McKinley's
condition is so much Improved that she
j was able to take a drive with the presi
i dent this morning..
Massachusetts Bank Fails.
( By Associated Press.)
Springfield. Mass.. June 26.—The Pyn
chon National bank did not open for
the transaction of business yesterday.
Ellis P. Pepper has been appointed tem
porary receiver.

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