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The Butte Inter Mountain.
vol. XXI. NO. 8
Clear Weather Sunday.
Generally Fair Tc
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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
(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
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
The sub-treasury will be opened spe
cially for the soldiers at 10:30 a. m.
and tickets will be sold from noon until
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.
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
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,
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
The grand jury called to investigate
the charges of bribery in the legislature
(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.
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
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
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,
Great Crowd Cheers the Winner of th»
Contest That Ended in Berlin
Girardot Reaches the Post Second, Ar
riving at 12:08, Amid Much
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
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.
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
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 ^
(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
(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
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.
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,
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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.
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
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
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 ;
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
"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)
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"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
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
One group, represented, it is said, by
Mr. Crane of Chicago, made a condition
al offer. It would discuss matters pro
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
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
(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
"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»
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.
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."

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