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VOL. XXI. NO. 83 Generally Fair Tonight BUTTE, MONTANA, THURSDAY EVENING. JUNE 27 . 1901. J? Possibly Shower« £ .ay. i PRICE FIVE CENTS DANK GOES TO THE WALL SEVENTH NATIONALOF GOTHA ' 4 HAS TO SUSPEND PAYMENT. Comptroller of the Currency Takes Charge of Affairs and Will En deavor to Protect the Various ( Interests—Failure Caused by Clearance House Re fusal to Hake Good the Debts. f (By Associated Press.) New York, June 27.—The Seventh Na tional bank was closed at 10:45 o'clock today, when the following notice was posted on its doors: "This bank is in the hands of the comptroller of the currency. ' FOREST RAYNOR, "National Bank Examiner." At the same time William Nelson Cromwell, the bank's attorney, gave out the following statement; "In justice to the depositors and stock holders of the Seventh National bank, William Nelson Cromwell, the bank's at torney, has advised the bank to suspend payment." This action was taken after a pro tracted conference in the director's room of the bank, participated in by the new president, Edward R. Thomas. ex-Presl dent William H. Kimball, Edwin Gould, Lorenzo Semple, who is one of the di rectors, and several other members of the board. The Seventh National bank statement for the week ending June 22, 1901, to the the clearing house was as follows: Capital, $376,000; net profits, $234,400; loans, $4,407,100; specie, $557,700; legal "MIDNIGHT TERROR" BELIEVED TO OF DENVER BE BEHIND THE BARS Han Whom the Police Think Is the Hysterious Assaulter oi Women Captured After a Run ning Fight. (By Associated Press.) Denver. Col., June 27.—Charles Griffin. S5 years of age, who claims to lie a switchman, is in jail, charged with hav ing attempted to assault a woman at a lonely pointful Thirty-first street, near a bridge over the Platte river. The affair was witnessed by Health Officer A. W. Atha. who ran to the wo man's assistance. Griffin ran, but was INDIGNANT MOTHER SEVERELY WHIPS HER SON-IN-LAW Babylon, L. I., June 27. — The tauest man in Babylon—Edward G. Wood, who stands six feet six inches in his stock ing feet—was horsewhipped by his short but stout mother-in-law, after the latter had deluged him with a pail of water fresh from the well. Wood three days ago eloped with and married the pretty daughter of Mrs. Charles W. Burton. Summoning up courage they called at her house for some of the bride's cloth ing and, incidentally, a mother's bless ing and forgiveness. They got neither. Mrs. Burton seized a horsewhip and, running out of the bouse, began to belabor Wood. Mrs. Wood tried to protect her hus band, but she was powerless. Wood edged away and Mrs. Burton followed, lashing him until he (led in one direction #.nd his wife in another. MORE WAR ON GAMBLERS Assistant Attorney General Goes to Anaconda to Hold Interview With County Attorney. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, June 27.—Assistant Attorney General Mettler went to Anaconda last night to spur on the county attorney to a prosecution of the gamblers. He has learned, it is claimed, that games are running wide open there. Five Years tor ihomas Barker. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 27.—Thomas G. Park er, convicted in the Hudson county court at Jersey City last week, of felonious assault upon Rev. John Keller, of Arl ington, was today sentenced to five years* imprisonment In the state peniten tiary. COKSIDINES CHARGED WITH THB MURDER OF MEREDITH (By Associated Press.) Seattle, Wash., June 27.—The coroner's jury today rendered a verdict that William L. Meredith, former chief of police was murdered by John Considine, assisted by Tom Considine. Detective A. Q. Lane has sworn out warrants •barging both Considines with murder. tender $777,706; deposits $5,712,400; per centage of reserve $23 4-10. After the suspension of the bank the following statement was made at the clearing house. "At the clearing house this morning the Seventh National bank was In debt $644108.95. The clearing house committee hus been in session since 9:30 awaiting the results of the clearing. When it was found the debit balance was so heavy the committee communi cated with the officers of the bank and was informed that the board of direc tors was in session and that a decision would be arrived within fifteen or tjventy minutes ar. to the action of the bank. "In consequence of this statement the clearings were held back thirty minutes. At 10:45 a. m. Nelson Cromwell, Edwin Gould and Mr. Thomas, president of the bank, come into the clearing house and Informed the committee that in view of their heavy debt balance and for other reasons it was considered wise that the bank suspend." The Seventh National bank was orig inally the old Seventh Ward bank, and was established in 1833. For a long time control of the institution was held by John A. McAnery, a southerner, who was president of the bank. In 1898 First Assis,tant Postmaster Per ry S. Heath practically acquired a con trolling interest In the stock of the Sev enth, and on July 4, William H. Kim ball resigned as national bank examiner to become vice president of the Seventh National bank. Josiah Quincy of Boston was one of the directors elected then. LOOT BY NARINES DENIED Navy Officials Indignant at Report That United States Sailors Did Wrong at Tien Tsin. (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 27.—The claim, amounting in the aggregate to 400,000 taels, reported to have been preferred by the Chinese Merchants' associalton on account of alleged looting by the Amer ican marines at Tien Tsin, will be re ferred to the military authorities for re port. ; So far, it lhas not been presented to the state department. Gen. Heywood, com mandant of marines, is indignant at the reported intention to prefer this claim, and he cites a telegraphic report from Admiral Remey, dated some time ago, upon the general subject of looting, con taining the most specific denial of the allegations, so far as any o,f the United States marines were concerned. followed by Atha and a colored man named W. W. Morgan, who lives in the neighborhood, the latter armed with a shotgun. Griffin was ordered to stop, but, paid no attention until Morgan brought him down with a charge of shot. He was, not dangerously wounded. Griffin was lodged in jail. The police declare his description tallies perfectly with that given of the man who made a murderous assault on Miss Celestine Coleman last Monday night, and they think he may be the notorious "Capitol Hill" thug. Frank Stone Locked In the County Jail Charged With a Serious Crime Frank Stone, claiming to be a miner, was arrested this morning by Policeman J. B. Sullivan in the Floyd Block, No. 324 South Main street, on a charge of having improper relations with twelve year old Oudrie Drew. Stone is the man who caused Judge Boyle so much trouble a few days ago by Insisting that he had been robbed on Galena street. In Stone's pockets were found papers which would indicate that his name was Charles Money, of Buffalo, New York. When the policemen called at Stone's room the door was locked. He states it was five minutes before the door was opened. The girl claims that Stone enticed her by giving her money, and candy. Stone for some time refused to say anything regarding the charges made against him, but finally in a half-heart ed manner denied them. He claims that the girl visited him, but that he had not ill-treated her. He refused to talk furth r on the matter and seemed perfectly indifferent and unconcerned regarding the serious charges which had been placed against him. The ecounty attorney will lodge a com plaint against Stone today. Little Audrie Drew resides with her mother at 306 Colorado street. She was taken to the police station. The girl cried piteously and could barely tell her story. Detective Murphy questioned the child and she finally stated that she had met Stone on the street several days ago while on her way to school. She continued: "The man stopped me and gave me some money and candy and I went to his room. He asked me to come back Tuesday but I couldn't go, so I went this morning." The girl said that Stone had asked other girls attending the public school at the corner of Colorado and Porphry stieets to visit his rooms, but she didn't know their names. Mrs. Annie Drew, mother of the child, HEROES OF THE SEA BATTLE WITH FIRE British Hule Transport Hontery Reaches New Orleans After a Fear ful Experience at Sea. New Orleans, June 27.—The British mule transport, Monterey, from Cape town, has arrived in port after a fear ful experience with fir eat sea. t Twelve days out from St. Vincent Harnes were discovered in the after hold and gained such headway that the heat prevented the use of the usual means of extinguishing fire on shipboard. Flames and clouds of smoke poured out from the hold, and when the officer^' and crew were about to abandon hope,. First Officer Reid and Fourth Office^ Harrison volunteered a daring plan. They proposed to tie wire cables around their bodies and have their com ■ — ■ - -- t ______ _ CATTLE INSPECTION LAV OF COLORADO UPHELD IN COURT (By Associated Press.) Denver, Col., June 26.—Edward H. Reid of the Flato Commission company of Omaha, hast been arrested here on a complaint, charging him with bringing" into Colorado 27 cars of cattle from be low the 36th parallel in Texas, after hav ing refused to submit to an inspection by a Colorado inspector and declining to pay an Inspection fee as provided for by the Colorado statutes, he maintaining that his federal bill of health was suf ficient to carry his cattle into any state in the union. Mr. Reid was taken to the criminal court, where he was defended by Ralph Talbot, who represented the National Live Stock association. The prisoner was convicted and sentneced to six months in jail. Judge Hallett of the United States dis trict court will today hear an applica tion for his release on a writ of habeas corpus. It is the intention of the Na tional association to appeal the case in an endeavor to have the Colorado law declared unconstitutional. PRINCELY GIFT TO HARVARD LOY J. (By Associated Press.) Cambridge, Mass., June 27.—President Eliot announced at the alumni dinner last night that J. Pierpont Morgan had given more than $1,000,000 for the erec tion of three of the five buildings planned for the Harvard medical school in Bos ton. The gift is for the prosecution of "applied biological research." Several months ago, President Eliot explained, Messrs. Henry and Frank Higgtnson took a tract of twenty acres of land, paying $550,000 for it. This they agreed to hold in trust for the univer sity until means should be found to buj^ it from them, when they would sell It at cost price. It was supposed the carrying out of the plan would be a matter for the re mote future. Nevertheless, the medical faculty, through a committee consisting FRAHK STONE. \.as very anxious that the affair should not have more publicity than was abso lutely necessary. Mr. Drew was greatly grieved at the ditressing circumstances custom to keep a close watch on her. daughter. "When the child goes to school I have frequently told her to be careful and not talk with men on her way to and from home. I have tried to bring my girl up in the right way and yesterday I suspected all was not right. I questioned Annie but she did not tell me anything concerning the affair. This morning the woman who keeps the Floyd block told me my daughter had gone to this man's room and I sent for ai. officer. Stone had $140 In his pockets when he was arrested. t Two Brave Officers of the Ship Save the Craft and Their Companions From a Horrible Death. panions lower them down the side of th eshlp until they were abreast of the port opening into the burning section. It was a desperate expedient, but af ter a short consultation it was adopted. As the fire was near the waterline, Reid and Harrison were lowered down until I hey were submerged in the sea nearly up to their waists. Hanging thus, half buried in the waves, with the ship under headway, the men battered in the port. A hose was then lowered to them and for several hours they hung, swinging to and fro, pouring water into the hold. In this way they finally checked the Marnes. The vessel was badly damaged. a FILIPINO SOLDIERS KILL SEVERAL AMERICAN FIGHTERS (By Associated Press.) Manila, June 27.—Lieutenant Edward Downes of the First infantry, and one private of that regiment, have been killed in the southern part of the island of Samaar. Captain Woodburn of the Nineteenth infantry has captured Samson's company :n the island of Bohol. Private Kraus, of that regiment, was killed and four men were wounded. Lieutenant Mina McNair has captured •'* insurgents in the northwestern part of the province of Tay.vbas, island of Luzon. The army register gives the name of Major Thomas C. Woodbury of the Nineteenth infantry but does not men tion Captain Woodburn. eredith Inquest in Progress. Seattle, Wash., June 27.—An inquest is now being held over the body of former Chief of Police Meredith, shot and ! Mied by John W. Consldine, Tuesday, i . is believed Meredith was insane when i e attacked Considine. < ; f Dru Henry P. Bowditch and J. Col lins Warren, proceeded to draw up plans and specifications for the buildings which they would like to have and could use next year if they had them. The es timated cost was $2,000,000. Friday last Dr. Warren received a cable from Mr. Morgan, in which he said: ''Referring to your conversation and the plans submitted, I am prepared to erect the central buildings and two side pavilions as a memorial to Junius Spencer Morgan, a native of Massachu setts, and for many years a merchant of Boston. You can announce this." President Eliot called attention to the phrase "plans submittted," which, Iip said, included specifications, and he add ed that these called for an outlay of more than $1,000,000. j STRIKE ALMOST AT AN END Machinists of the Country Returning to Work in the Various Cities. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 27.—A meeting of the executive and strike committee of the Metal Trades association has just been held to consider the machinists' strike. Reports showed that strikers in every part of the country were returning to work conditionally. After the meeting it was said that the belief was general that the strike would be ended in two weeks. i SOLDIERS ARE C0MIN' g> JME A lue at v arrival Nearly All of the Volunt» San Fi'ancisco Insi One -lonth. (By Associated P San Francisco, June 2' ^ yesterday of the transports i ..ornas and Buford brings nearly all the volunteer army home from the Philippines. There is yet to arrive the Indiana with the Forty-second regiment, and the Kilpat rick. with the Forty-third. The Kilpatrick, which will probably be the last to arrive, is due Sunday. She is now 24 days out from Manila and if she does not make better time than her sister ship, the Buford, it is doubtful that all the volunteers will be home by June 30. There are now at the Presidio seven regiments awaiting mustering out. The Forty-second will be mustered out today, the Forty-fourth, Forty-ninth, Thirty eighth and Forty-eighth will be mustered out Sunday. This means that about 8700,000 will be paid out by the paymas ters. With all the volunteers out of the way, the work of bringing home the regular troops from the Philippines is being undertaken. Orders have been received to hold the mail for the following troops: Twenty ninth. Thirtieth. Thirty-seeond and Thirty-third, which means they will he the rst to leave, also batteries One, Eight, Twelve and Thirteen of the field artillery; the Fourteenth, Eighteenth and Twenty-third regiments of infantry: Company F of the battalion of engineers and the Fourth cavalry. The Thirty-first and Thirty-sixth com panies of coast artillery, formerly bat teries T and O of the Third artillery, will remain in Manila. Dying Man Confesses to Murder. (By Associated Press.) Vanita, I. T., June 27.—George Wil liams. lying on his deathbed, has con fessed to (being an accomplice last Sep tember at Pryor Creek in the murder of T. E. Smith and Green Smith, of Sweden, Missouri. Grain and Grazing Land Burns. Los Banos, Cal., June 27.—An im mense grain- fire is raging nine miles from here. Ten thousand acres of grain have been burned and a still larger area oi grazing land has been swept by the flames. Life Lost at a Fire. Bakersfield, Cal., June 27.—The Cen tral hotel in Kern, about a mile east of here, caught fire yesterday, and before the flames were subdued one man was cremated and others are missing. AMERICA LEADING THE WORLD IN TARIFF AND TRADE MATTERS Australian Consul Advises That All Other Countries Follow the Ex ample Set by the United States of America. (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 27.—Consul Mahin or Eichenberg, Austria, has sent to the state department an article recently com municated to the Munich Allgemeine Dr. Zeitung by Dr. Peez, on the struggle for industrial supremacy. After reviewing the progress of Eng land and Germany lr. manufacturing Dr. Peez turns his attention to the new world, saying: "The three competing countries now THIRTY YEA RS FOR SETH DIX Murderer Must Ft y Costs of the Prosecution, in Addition to Serv ing Time. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Billings, June 27.—Tn tlie district court this morning Ju^- I.nud passed sen tence upon Seth Dix, convicted Tuesday night of murder in the second degree. The prisoner was sentenced to spend thirty years in the state penitentiary and to pay the costs of the prosecution. Dix was astonished at the sentence, he having great faith all' along that the jury would acquit him. FIERCE ATTACK BY BOERS Kruger's Warriors Attempt to Cap ture Richmond, Caps Colony, But Are Driven Back. (By Associated Press.) Richmond. Cape, Colony. June 27.—A large force of Boers, commanded by Ma lan and Smit. attacked Richmond at daybreak, June 25. The fighting lasted until dusk, when the Boers retired on the approach of British reinforcements. Diplomatic Relations Re-established (By Associated Pn rs.l Vienna, June 27.—Count Gilbert lTo henwarl voll Garlackstein has been ap pointed Austrn-Hunarglan minister to Mexico. Diplomatic relations between Austria-Hungary and Mexico, interrupt ed since 1767. the year Emperor Max imilian was shot, are thus formally re established. Director of Leipziger Bank Arrested. (By Associated Press.) Leipziger, June 27.—Hen- Exner, direc tor of the Leipziger bank, which sus pended payment Tuesday. June 25. lias been arrested. The public prosecutor LIVES MAY BE LOST IN LEHIGH VALLEY FREIGHT HODSE Buffalo, N. Y., June 27.—Fire broke out this afternoon at the Lehigh Valley freight house, on Buffalo creek, and the budding was soon destroyed. It is re ported that sev*"— 1 men were were forced by tin flames into the creek and drowned. At 3:30 the only person kaowu iu ue injured is Lewis Cassia, a Cana dian, but others are missing A LONELY WIFE HOUSE FIRED AND WOMAN BURNED BY UNKNOWN BLACKMAILERS. Written Demand Upon Husband for $5,000 Is Refused—Criminals Then Touch a Torch to His House, and Fearful Death Comes to the Helpmate of the Owner. (By Associated Press.) Topeka, Kan., June 27. — Horribly burned and dying in intense agony was the fate of Mrs. W. C. Carlson, wife a Cowley county farmer, because her hus band refused to deposit $5,000 in a place named by unknown blackmailers. Three weeks ago Carlson, who was a wealthy man, received an anonymous note requesting him to bury $3,000 at the foot of a certain telephone pole, un der penalty of having his house burned. The suggestion was ignored. One week later another anonymous note was received, stating that if $5,000 was not deposited within a week his house would be burned and he would be killed. No attention was paid to the second communication, and on Saturday night, while Mrs. Carlson was en route to Med ford for mail, the home was fired. Mrs. Carlson was found ten feet from the ruins by Mr. Dunn, a neighbor, hor ribly burned and insensible. She was taken home by Mr. Dunn, where she rallied enough before dying Sunddy to relate her knowledge of the transaction. She rushed outside when she discover ed the fire, but remembered same valu able papers and a treasured old violin and tried to save them. From that moment her mind was a blank until she awoke in the home of Mr. Dunn. suffer from obstacles which hinder their free government. Germany has China; England, South Africa, and the United States the Philippines. From present in dications the United States will be the first to throw off its burden. "What should first be done In defense Is to follow the example, in regards to tariffs and trade treaties, which the United States have set for us. In Eu rope a tariff should lie established count er to that of the United States. "What will the United States do? That is her concern. A nation so young, so at cute and strong in natural advan tage should soon find a way out of the difficulty." LIFE-SAVING RAFT THAT CANNOT SINK ADOPTED BY NAYY (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 27.—The navy de partment is providing several of tha warships with a new life-craft. This consists of an elliptical copper tube, somewhat flattened, with airtight compartments, strengthened by fins. The tube is encased in cork, wound with canvas and made absolutely watertight. Attached to this float is a rope netting three feet deep, from which is sus pended a wooden slatted bottom. The netting is suspended on the inner side of the float from rings which in \ l on lashings, so that the bottom rests in the proper position, no matter which side of the float fnlls upon the water when it is thrown overboard. it does not require to be righted, ad justed or turned about; it is ready for service the moment it strikes the water. Oars are attached to the sides of the float to propel it when it is opened. Enough persons can not get qn this craft to sink it. and unlike the lifeboat, it cannot capsize nor founder, nor, likf a raft, go to pieces against the sides of a ship. The war department is considering the advisability of equipping the army transports with the same sort of float. Two Wool Sales at Billings. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Billings, June 27.—Two sales of wool have been made this week. John Stately sold 17,000 pounds to Dewey, Gould & Co., at 111* cents, and Ganqûet & Duyont sold 13,000 pounds to the same firm at 11 cents. Three buyers ar eon the market, prepared to buy all the wool that is offered. Bubonic Plague ; t Oporto. (By Associated Ptess.) Madrid. June 27.—It is reported that It cases of bubonic plague and four deathi from that disease, have recurred at Opor to, Portugal.