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The Butte Inter Mountain.
vol. XXI. NO. 8 Clear Weather Sunday. BUTTE, MONTAKA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 29. 1901. Generally Fair Tc = /: PRICE FIVE CENTS RUSH FOR HOME BY YOUNG SOLDIERS AH of the Regiments Remaining at the Presidio, California, to Re ' Mustered Out Sunday. Railroad Companies Preparing to Sell the Largest Number of Tickets in Their History. Men Returning from the Philippines Are to Re Given Special Trains. (By Associated Press.) Ran Francisco, June 29.—It Is the In tention of the military authorities to muster out all the remaining regiments at the Peraidio Sunday, when it is ex pected there will be another big rush of soldiers for points east, south and north. Each Southern Pacific ticket office ex pects to sell on Sunday the largest num ber of overland tickets ever sold in its history In one day. Four thousand soldiers are expected to purchase tickets to the east and south, and a special staff of clerks has been ordered to be on hand for the occa sion. The sub-treasury will be opened spe cially for the soldiers at 10:30 a. m. and tickets will be sold from noon until midnight. Special trains will await the soldiers at Oakland mole and they will be able to start east as'late as 11 p. m. This Is the first time soldiers have re ceived their money and left for the east on the same date. GENERAL MILES WOULD GIVE THE CUBAN S A CHANCE Army Officer Recommends That the Military Force on the Island Re Materially Cut Down. Washington, June 29.—Cuba, having Finns Coming to America In Search of More Liberty (By Associated Press.) • Washington, June 29.—The latest in a series of aggressions upon Finland by Russia may cut some_figure in the Rus jian-American tariff dispute. The czar's government has, it is re ported, taken steps to secure control of the Finnish custom houses, with the evident purpose of making the tariff uniform with Russia's. This is merely one step more In the Russianlzation of Finland, but its immediate effect will be to Include Finland in the tariff contro versy. At present, as Finland has control of her own tariff, she is not opposed to the United States in consequence of Rus Chinese Claims for Damages Run Far Ahead of the Estimates (By Associated Press.) Honolulu, June 22, via San Francisco. June 29.—The number of claims that will be presented^ to the court of commis sioners to adjudicate the claims of file damages resulting from the great fire that destroyed Chinatown as a result of the burning of plague infected buildings by the board of health about a year ago is now estimated at $1,000,000. The total amount of the claims will probably reach $5,000,000, while the ap propriation for such claims is only $1, 600,000. The Japanese consul has 2,000 claims of his countrymen, the Chinese consul has over 3,000 claims of Chinamen, and there are many individual claims. The house of representatives has passed and sent to the senate the sala ries appropriation bill, cutting the gov ernor's estimates for the period of two years by about $150,000. The current ex penses bill has been taken up and heavy cuts are being made in all departments. The senate's views differ in many re spects. however, and it is thought that the legislature may fail to pass any ap propriation bill at ail. Over half of the time for the extra ses sion has passed and the houses have not yet reached the stage of conference "bom mittees. The grand jury called to investigate the charges of bribery in the legislature WOMEN DEPUTY SHERIFFS SAVE CHILDREN (By Associated Press.) New York, June 29.—The womans' anti /ice committee of New York, at a mass meeting at Prohibition Park, Staten Is land, believing, it declared, that any at tempt to segregate or regulate vice is pernicious in principle and mischievous In practice, pledged itself by resolution "to the support of principle without re gard to parties or individuals." Mrs. Anna M- Jackson, first vice-chair man, in her opening address spoke ■trongly on the proposition for the regu lation of the social evil and urged the women to work strenuously against it. Reports of the various sub-committees showed what had already been done and what it is propesed to do. By far the greatest of these was Mrs. Mary C. Annable's account of the service In child saving of the eighty-two unsal aried deputy sheriffs appointed in 1900 by the Kings county W. C. T. U., who had the consent of the sheriff for the experi ment. She showed statistics in support of her statement that chid vice had been reduced one half. The present effort of the union to ob tain a probationary court similar to the Chicago childrens' court promises suc tasa. Both projects will be taken up by accepted the Platt amendment, Gen. Miles has officially recommended to Sec retary Root that one-half of the Ameri can force now policing the Island be withdrawn, and that the work be turned over to the Cubans, in order that they may be prepared to accept full respon sibility for preserving order. It is Gen. Miles' belief that such a step would settle beyond doubt the ca pacity of the Cubans for self govern ment. If any disturbances occur these troops can promptly re-oceupy the island. There are now less than five thousand men on the Island. Notwithstanding the argument made by Gen. Miles, it is not believed the president and Secretary Root will deem it advisable to reduce the American force In Cuba until next spring, when a gradual withdrawal of troops will begin. The moment the Cuban government assumes control the last American regi ment will leave the island. THROUGH T RAINS R EACH HOME Embargo on the Great Northern by Reason of Damaged Track Is Lifted. (By Associated Press.) St. Paul, Minn., June 29.—The first through train from the Pacific coast over the Great Northern railway since Tuesday afternoon arrived here at 5:15 p. m. yesterday, delayed 50 hours by a cloudburst that cut the main line in a dozen places between Willston, N. I)., and Gladstone, Mont., Tuesday nigh-.. A second coast train, due Thursday aft ernoon, arrived at 9:20 o'clock at nighr. and that due yesterday afternoon will reach this city late this afternoon. Both trains were crowded and brought an im mense amount of delayed mail. J. B. Haggin Buys Horses. (By Associated Press.) New York, June 29.—The owner of Kater Color and several other horses re cently sold by C. Litlefield, Jr., is J. B. Haggin. Davey Johnson, a bookmaker, bought the horses at the sale, but It has become known that J. B. Haggin was the purchaser, and that he will race them iin his name and under his colors in the future. Kater Color brought $23,000. He was a star of the sale and was bred by Mr. Haggin. sia's dispute with this country. The American trade with Finland is con siderable. The Finns get practically all their agricultural machinery from the United States, and agriculture is one of the principal industries. There is a general movement among Finns of the upper classes for immigra tion to the United States, in view of the lessening of their liberties. The Finns who are now coming over are largely of the well-to-do class. A Finnish col ony in Michigan induced Senator Mc Millan of that state, to present in con gress a petition asking the United States to protest to Russia against the threat ened extinction of Finland. has Made its report to Circuit Judge Gear. The jury reports that it has found no evidence that there was anj bribery of members of the legislature. The work of registering Chinese at the office qf the collector of internal revenue has be%i completed, and the total num ber of certificates issued is close to 29,000. This is 2,000 more than the total number of Chinese in the islands, as shown by the last census. Blow to Sunday Closing. Kansas City, June 29—Sunday closing advocates have received a knock-out blow in a ruling handed down by Judge John W. Henry of the circuit court, who decided that the board of police com missioners has no right to revoke a saloon license unless it is shown that the place is a disorderly house within the meaning of the law. Pioneer Mason Fasses Away. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 29.— T. S. Parvin, for 50 years grand secretary of the Iowa Masonic grand lodge, died yesterday. He was one of the most widely known Masons in the country. Royal Wine Is Sold. London, June 29. —The sale of the sur plus wine from the royal cellars has been concluded. The total proceeds from the sale amount to £18,457. the New York women. Mrs. Charles Russell Lowell's municipal committee has already waited upon the magistrates with a view to securing the appointment of women probationary officers when the new charter goes into force. America, to Organize a Forestry Bureau Modeled After That of Germany (By Associated Press.) Washington, June 29.—Secertary Hitch cock announced after the cabinet meet ing yesterday that he is preparing to or ganize a forestry bureau, in the interior department, to carry out an extensive system of re-forestration, somewhat on the plan successfully pursued in Ger many. It was too early to go into details, he said, but the president and his colleagues were satisfied witji the practicability of the scheme and Impressed with the re sults which could be achieved in restoring the rapidly disappearing woodland of the country. Secretary 'Wilson reported on the work of his department at the cabinet meeting likewise. Afterwards he said: "I told my associates vrh&t W» are doing. Now, FOURNIER FIRST IN AUTO RACE Great Crowd Cheers the Winner of th» Contest That Ended in Berlin Today. Girardot Reaches the Post Second, Ar riving at 12:08, Amid Much Applause. Brazier Comes in Third, While De Knyff Reaches the Goal 20 Minutes Later. (By Associated Press.) Berlin, June 29.—Fournier was the first of the automobile racers to reach here. He reached Berlin at 11:38 this morn j ing and was tremendously cheered by o. big crowd. j Girardot pass'd the winning post at the West End second, arriving at 12:08 p. Frazier was third at 12:28 p. m. De Kuyff iras fourth at 12:28 p. m and Bank Statement for the Week. (By Associated Press.) New York. Jne 29.—The statement of the associated banks for the week end ing today, shows: 1 Loans $892,381,300, decrease $10,374,000: deposits, $971,382,000, decrease $11,462.000; circulation, $30,535,800, decrease $351,700; legal tenders $79,018,100, decrease $7.400; specie, $172,311,600, decrease $985,300; re serves $251,328,700, decrease $992,700; re serverequired $242,865,500, decrease $2,865, 550; surplus $8,844,200, increase $1,872.850. MINNESOTA SWEPT BY FIERCE TORNADO THAT CAUSES WRECK j j ! ! ! 1 j j ! I ! i j I j Thousands of Dollars Worth of Farm Property Is Destroyed and Many People Hurt. (By Associated Press ) St. Paul, June 29.—Heavy storms are reported all over this section, and the property loss will run into the thousands, while a number of persons have been injured and many head of live stock killed. The worst storm was that which passed through the district south of New Richmond, Wis. It was a tornado and did much damage to farm property, al though no lives were lost. On a small scale it resembled the tor nado which swept over and destroyed the greater portion of New Richmond t>vo years ago. Many farmers' répart the lois, of build ings, windmills, live stock, machinery, etc., and the loss here will be heavy.' r ^ 1NLSTL1 MIL* (By Associated Press.) Ban Francisco, June 29.—There is a persistent rumor to th? effect that the accounting offices of the Union Pacifie, Southern Pacific, Oregon Railway and Navigation company and the Oregon Short Line are to be consolidated. No authentic informat'on of Mr. Harri man's intentions is obtainable at this time, but if the accounting offices are to be consolidated there is no one here who is aware of the fact. Local officials of the Southern Paeifl are inclined to the belief the scheme of organization applied to the traflie de partment of the Harriman lines will be extended to the other departments. The approaching conference at Omaha at which three accounting officers from this city will be present might he con sidered a necessary preliminary to that end. However, this is a'l speculation on the part of railway offieiaus. The Union Pacific accounting officers who will be present at the meeting are General Auditor Erastus Young, Freight Churches to Push Religious Work In Cuba HOUSES FOR WORSHIP WILL BE ERECTED BY NEARLY EVERY DENOMINATION IN NEAR FUTURE. (By Associated Press, ) New York, June 29.—It is the inten tion of several mission boards in this city to begin religious work in Hav ana this V.I. The Presbyterian Board of Home Mis sions is one of them, and the Congre tionalists and Episcopalians will enlarge work already begun there. All intend to build churches. Jose Eugenio Marx, a prominent busi ness man of Havana, especially inter ested in the religious development or Redaho district of that city, has Just sailed for Hamburg after several confer ences with mission boards here. He sug gested that a stone church, erected in j Havana 25 years ago, as a place for Pro- : testant worship, be used by some one of j the denominations, Owing to compile»- j tions under Spanish rule this building this country sells $30,000,000 worth of tobacco and buys $13,000,000 of high priced varieties. We have to pay $5,000,000 for Sumatra wrappers. Our department is teaching the American people how to pro duce that in the United States. "We took the gold medal at the Paris exposition for the finest Sumatra tobac co per year, mostly Cuban. We are con ducting experiments now in this line of production, with the result that we have to see most of the filler tobacco produced in the United States. . "For some of the very finest varieties we may have to go to the tropics, to Porto Rico, Hawaii or the Philippines, but it will be only a question of time when the United States will produce all the tobacco it wants. "We have been Importing wheats to ; ! 1 ! I ! 1 1 j j In some capes the buildings were crushed down, and in others swept away by the wind, while flood damage was elsewhere reported. A rainfall of nearly four inches is reported there. A tornado is also reported to have caused much loss about Star Prairie, north of New Richmond. Hector reports all crops destroyed by hail. TWO MEN D IE IN A MINE FLRE Shaft House of the Crescent Copper Organization in Wyoming De stroyed by Flame. (By Associated Press.) Grand Encampment, VVyo., June 29.— The shaft house of the Crescent Copper •ompany minelhas been totally destroyed ay fire A. R. Coombs, formerly of Laramie, »ad Charles Booker of Loveland, ColO ado, in endeavoring to extinguish the lames, were smothered. The fire burned iereely and did its work in a short time, The efforts Of the other mine workers were unavai ing to rescue the two men. The loss is not] stated, GRAB BAG GAMES IN DANGER inen * Folice of Anaconda Instructed to Make No Distinction Between Church Fairs and Regular Gambling. (Spécial to Inter Mountain.) Anaconda, Jane 29—The police depart of Anaconda will pom with the unty officiais in the work of sup pi easing gambling in the Smelter City. This morning Chief Taylor issued in structions to his men to "pull" every place in town where gambling was found to exist.. City Attorney Sawyer says the chief's instructions art far reaching and will ap ply to the high five parties where prizes are given or church grab bag games, past as much as ti (he gambling games played over the greep cloth. Every gambling place in town was closed today. PIANO IS S EIZED FOR TAXES Asressor at Helena Makes a Raid Upon the Residence of Smelter Super intendent Norton. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, Mont., June 29.—County As s ssor Maiden yesterday seized for per sonal pronerty tax a piano belonging to W. W. Norton, superintendent of the Bast Helena Smelting works, and carted it to his office in the court house. Mr. Norton was away at the time. Had he been present there might have been trouble, for be has several times : fused to nia^e a return on his personal property. He will hatte a hearing- today before a justice iu a [suit by 1 lie county for $100 damages, as provided by law for refusal io make a return. Auditor H- J. Sterling and Auditor Passenger Accounts F. B. South. it is cxpecied William Mahl, controller of the Southern Pacific, with lieadquar te s in New York, will also be present, and that sonic of ihe accounting officers of the O. R. & N Co., and the Oregon Short Line will likewise be at the gather ing. The conference is called for Monday. Noted Picture for New York. London, June 29.—J. Pier, pont Morgan's friends say lie intends to present the famous Gainsborough portrait of 111" Duchess of Devonshire, for which lie paid $25,000, tJ> the New York library. Brigadier General Ludlow 111. KashingtoiiJ June 29.—The secretary of war has telegraphed Brig. Gen. Ludlow permission to come to Washington for medical examination and treatment. Gen. Ludlow has just arrived at San Urancisco from the Philippines, suffering from tuberculosis. yas never used. The building cost $75, 000 . Mr. Marx, speaking of church condi tions in Havana said: "It is a mis take to assume that Protestant effort In Cuba means of necessity injury to Catholic interest there. Conditions in Cuba are about the same as they are here. The Catholic church under the present bishop is making commendable progress against tremendous odds. I am not in the counsels of either the Catholic or Protestant church, but am in a po sition to know a good deal about both. "When the overthrow of Spanish rule cut out $250,900 of the Catholic church's income, ready money came from Europe to tide matters over. Just now an ef fort is being made to pay some of that money back, and the effort is crowned with success." being ; j improve eur own crops in the United States. American-made macaroni has b*en thought inferior to the imported; the reason for this was that we did not have suitable macaroni wheats. We have rorrected this so that 100.000 bushels will be grown in this country this year solely for the maearont mills. It will be only a few years before we make all our own macaroni. "The agricultural department is now sending a man to the rice growing coun tries ai the tast. A scientist who has alieady returned from Japan has brought specimens of rice so much more suitable for the gulf coast than that which we formerly had that we are now producing most of the rice that we need, aad shall soon produce all that we use. Th#%roken rice we are already sending Cl Porft) = __ POLICF A/D HORSEMEN MAY .LASH AT TRACK OT/ER POOL SELLING LOCAL SPORTING MAN SAYS TROUBLE WILL FOLLOW IF AU THORITIES TRY TO RUN THINGS. MAYOR DECLARES THAT IF HE HAS THE POWER HE WILL STOP ALL BOOK MAKING. OFFICERS AWAITING ORDERS AT HEADQUARTERS IN READINESS FOR WHATEVER MAY COME. "if it is true, as I believe, that Butte City has the authority to stop gambling at the race track, the city officials will stop all book making, pool selling and other public gambling there, as they have done within the city limits." Such was the statement made by Mayor Davey at his office this afternoon, when asked whether the chief of police had any intention of interfering with belting at the meet now being held by the Montana Jockey club. "Permission was asked of me list evening for the privilege of book making at the Butte hotel stock rooms," added the mayor, "but I informed the men who had approached me an the subject that the city ordinances wer» prohibitory, and therefore the police department would have to Interfere and stop book-making, should any be attempted. I don't believe anything further was done, and so far as I know no books were made. "We are determined to enforce the ordinances against all such gambling', and, provided our power covers the race track, we will put a stop to pool selling at that place if any exists. I believe the city has such powef. "We will do nothing today regarding the matter, but by Monday we will know just how far our authority extends and will act accordlnly. If we have the authority you may be sure we will be determined." The book makers learned today that an attempt would be made to Interfere with their work at the track, and they were greatly excited over the statement. A local gambler stated that should the city authorities attempt to run things at the race track trouble would surely ensue. The city detective and captain of the poice department were stationed at the city liait this afternoon, awaiting orders regarding the matter. They had been informed by the chief of police that their services might be required at the race track and to be in readiness to accompany the patrol wagon to that place should the mayor decide to take action today. Nations Desert Russia In Building Viatka Road (By Associated Press.) St. Petersburg, June 29.—The deter mination of the government to construct the much talked of Viatka railway, which is to connect St. Petersburg directly with the Siberian railway, seems to have been reached as a last resort. The concession was offered, with more or less official sanction, to several Amer ican capitalistic groups. Owing to the sparseness and poverty of the population in the provinces to be traversed the inter est aroused was never more than luke warm. One group, represented, it is said, by Mr. Crane of Chicago, made a condition al offer. It would discuss matters pro j ; i Slight Break lo the Heat Wave Felt In Several Eastern Cities (By Associated Press.) Chicago, June 29.—A thunderstorm during the early hours today broke the heat wave that has prevailed nearly a week, and has. resulted in many deaths and prostrations. At 9 a. m. the tem perature was 74. with moderate north west breeze. Kansas City, Mo., June 29.—A refresh ing shower in Kansas City and vicinity early today brought the temperate down, but at 9 o'clock the thermometer regis tered 74 and the indications are that the day will lie exceedingly hot, with cooler weather tonight. Cleveland, O., June 29.—Intense heat again prevailed today, the mercury reg istering 85 during the early hours of the morning. Storm signals, have been or dered up at all lower lake ports. Dan gerous thunderstorms are expected. Detroit, Mich., June 29.—It is about eight decrees cooler in Detroit today than it has been during the past week. Forecaster Gönner predicts a cooling thunderstorm for this afternoon or to night. New York, June 29.—The weather bu reau thermometer registered 80 degrees at 9 o'clock. The percentage of humid ity at the same time was; 58. At the KEROSENE DRIVES FEVER OUT OF CUBA (Bv Associated Press.) New York, June 29.—"Yellow fever has been combatted with such vigor that not a single death has been reported as re suiting from it this year," said Col. J. B. Hickey, until a few days ago assistant Rico. "There will be over 40 beet sugar fac tories in operation this year. They have thrown out the Imported machinery al naciy, both In field and factory, and are using American inventions that are so much superior that we expect a great development in the business. "The sugar men have borrowed an idea from the oil companies. At one of the oldest factories in the United States, in Utah, they have built three mills around the factory, one of them 23 miles away, from wUrh they run the juice from the factorie* .a pipes to the central station. Eastern capitalists are rapidly develop ing the beet «mgar industry in the arid states throut,ii hrigation. In the Arkan sas valley, for instance, $l,0U0,oyt) fac tories have been put up." vided two-thirds of the roadbed, bridge* and rolling stock and other materials might be imported from the United. States. This condition could not be coni sidered. The idle Russian manufactur ers would, have protested mo$t strongly. The talk of another foreign loan—this time it is a German loan—is somewhat misleading, for the reason that the min ister of finance pledged his word to the Rothschilds, when the last loan was made, not to further engage Russian credit at present- This precludes the Is suance of guaranteed railroad bonds. The French loan is proving insufficient. The Viatka road will probably only be surveyed this year. same time yesterday the temperature was 80 degrees and the humidity 62 per cent. The official register at 10 o'clock was 84 degrees with the humidity 63 per cent. On the street at the same time the temperature was 84. Louisville, Ky., June 29. — The ther mometer reached 92 at 9:30 a. in. and the weather forecaster said 9S would prob ably be reached this afternoon. Pittsburg, Pa., June 29.—At 9:30 o'clock this morning the mercury registered 78 degrees, two degrees hotter than yes terday at the same time. St. Louis. Mo., June 29.—The intens» heat of the past week continues, with no indications of breaking. The mer cury at 10 o'clock registered 91 degree» and was rising. Buffalo, N. Y., June 29.—The thermom eter at the bureau at 10 o'clock this morn ing registered 78 degrees with a 22-mile an-hour breeze blowing directly from th» lake. Boston, June 29.—No break in the hot wave came today. At 10 a. in. the ther mion'ter stood at SO. Rochester, N. Y., June 29.—At 10 o'clock this morning the thermometer registered 88 and was going up steadily. adjutant general on the stuff of Gen. Wood. Continuing, he said: "The reason that yellow fever has been so successfully overcome is because of the efficient san itary methods employed by the United States health officials. Havana itself has been revolutionized as regards its sanitary conditions. Recent experiments having proved that yellow fever was to a great degree trans mitted by mosquitoes bred in the tropical swamps and the cesspoo s; drastio means were employed to kill these in sects. As the people of New Jersey hava found out, kerosene oil or petroleum is a powerful exterminator of mosquitoes. "Accordingly, the streets arid sewers in Havana and other cities oij the island were sprinkled with kerosene, with th» most satisfactory results. True, the time of great 'st infection from yellow fever is later in the year, between July and Oe ole.', but I feel a sur d thktt th's year w li end with m deaths from this s urge. This ni 'ans in many wavs t|ie salvation of Cuba, for if the dan , er of yellow fever is eliminated thousand of] Americans ! who row hold back will settle iu the is ! land."