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vol. XXI. NO. 89 Fair Tonight and Saturday. BUTTE, MONTANA. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 5. 1901. Slightly Warmer We J? :. PRICE FIVE CENTS Hull FOSTER, STABBED BÏ VICTIM OF A CUTTING AFFRAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FAILS TO RECOVER FROM INJURIES. MAN WHO USED THE KNIFE LOCKED IN A CELL AT COUNTY JAIL CHARGED WITH MURDER. CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN INTOXICATED AND ACTING IN SELF DEFENSE AT TIME OF TRAGEDY. Harry Foster, stabbed by Edward Tobin, a few days ago, is dead; Tobin occupies a cell in the county jail, with a charge of murder against him. After suffering intensely for three days from the effects of the knife wounds in his bdck, Foster, who was an employe of the Butte Plumbing com pany, this city, died at Murray & Freund's hospital at 5 o'clock this morn ing. Tobin is held at the county jail and will be charged with the murder of Foster. Tobin is a miner in the employ of the "Neversweat" company. Foster's death is the direct result of a row Wednesday night between the plumber and Tobin in the alley at the rear of the Oxford saloon, Main street: Both Foster and Tobin resided in cabins in the alley, and although noth ing definite can be learned as to the trouble which caused such a tragic end ing the information was gleaned by Po licemen McDonald, Moore and Cassidy, who appeared at the cabin shortly after Wards, that the men had had words and Tkibln secured from his cabin a large butcher knife, with which he attacked Foster. Lilly Wesley, Josie Palmer, "Dutch IMartha" and Mrs. H. E. Winn, residents of the district, were taken to jail at the time of the arrest of Tobin, to be held as witnesses in case serious results fol lowed the cutting. Later it was ascertained that Mrs. Winn had only appeared at the cabin to assist the injured man, and she was discharged. BIG LOSS BY FLOOD (By Associated Press.) Helena, July 25.—Cloudbursts between Miles City and Wibaux yesterday caused floods that washed out five bridges and several dumps. Three work trains and 1,000 men are repairing the damage, but traffic cannot be resumed for 24 hours. Grand Rapids, Mich., July 5.—Western Michigan was visited by a destructive cloudburst early today and the resultant damage will amount to thousands of dollars. Both the Pere Marquette and Grand Rapids & Indiana railroads are crippled north of here. Dams in the Flat and Rouge rivers have been- wash ed out and many mills along the streams will be idle for days. Great damage was done to fruit trees and growing crops in the peach belt. NOTED WOMAN JOINS THE MORMON CHURCH (By Associated Press.) New York, July 5.—In Jersey City and on the shore of New York bay Miss Elizabeth Dickson, a formerly secretary of the Young People's Society of Chris tian Endeavor of the Port Morris Chris tian church, has been baptized into the Mormon faith. Prior to'the ceremony between 20 and SO 'Mormon missionaries and con verts from New York and Brooklyn held a service of song, prayer and testimony. The subject of polygamy was not men tioned. Most of those in attendance were wo men. Among the men were William J. Snow, president of the Brooklyn Mormon conference; John E. Baird, vice presi dent of the Eastern States Mission, and Elder Samuel Neff, who performed the baptismal ceremony. In the services which preceded the ceremony addresses were made by El'd ers Neff and E. D. Clyfe and B. F. Cum mings, the last named a business man of Salt Lake City. GREAT REFORM IN MAIL SERVICE (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 5.—Postmaster General Smith has decided to debar from •econd-class mail privileges the large class of periodical publications which de pend largely on gift enterprises, guessing contests or nominal subscription rates for their circulation. This Sweeping reform designed to put the postal service on a paying basis, Is to be ordered next week by a modification of the postal regulations under existing law. By the new regulations a vast amount of printed matter that now pays for transmission at the rate of one cent will be charged eight cents a pound. The second-class matter has grown until it now embraces three-fourths of the entire weight of all mail matter handled by the government, and yet it brings In a revenue of less than $4,000,000 a year out of the entire postal revenue of more than $110,000,000. While it contains about three-fourths of all the weight, it furnishes only about one-thirtieth of all the revenue. To handle and carry the second-class matter costs fully $60,000,000 a year above what the government receives for handling and carrying it. The new order will not interfere with legitimate newspapers and similar pe riodicals, but it will cut off the abuse by which numerous publications load down the mails with circulations Induced wholly by merchandise offers or guessing contests that are either fraudulent in character or reduce the circula tion to nominal rates. Though promulgated next week, the order will probably not be made opera tive immediately, in order that publishers may have an opprtunity to conform to the new requirements. Mrs. Winn said she first saw Foster staggering out of Tobin's cabin and at tempted to reach the door of his own h >me, but was apparently weak from the loss of blood. "A colored man was helping Foster to the door,'' said she, "and I went there to see whether or not my assistance would be needed. I found the injured man was severely cut. "Blood had saturated his coat and vest. The police arrived while I was re moving the man's clothing and took all of us to the station." Tobin refused to say much concerning the fight, but insisted he was not to blame in the affair. He claimed Foster came to his cabin and assaulted him and that in order to defend himself he used the knift. Tobin stated when arrested that his name was Joseph Shea, but afterwards admitted that Tobin was the correct name. He claims he was drunk when he inflicted the wounds which ended Fos ter's life. The Butte Plumbing company, for which Fostef had been working for the past three months, stated that Foster while with them was industrious, relia ble and willing to work. Foster was laid off from work Saturday and not been employed during, the early part of the week just previous to his death. The dead man was a Canadian. An inquest over the remains of Foster will be held at 2 o'clock to-morrow. NO MORE THEATE R STRIKES Movement Started Among Employes in Mechanical Departments to Settle Troubles. (By Associated Press.) New York, July 5.-The various local unions connected with the -mechanical trades in the theaters' reports that movement has been started on a large scale to fix on a policy by which all strikes in theaters, w-ill be avoided. These unions include the scene paint ers, scene shifters, stage carpenters, cal cium light operators and bill posters. Philip Kelly, business agent of the Theatrical Protective Union of stage car penters of this city, says that at the eoming convention of the national alli ance of theatrical stage employes, to be gin in Toledo, July 15, the arrangement of a plan to prevent any more strikes will be the principal business- to come before the body . The different unions in New' York con nected with the mechanical departments of the theaters will send delegates to the convention. Mr. Kelly thinks a sys tem for' arbitration will be agreed upon. Big Deal in Frisco Properties. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, July 5.—An eastern syn dicate has, it -is said, made a first pay ment of $20,000 on an option on the prop erties of the Equitable Gas Light and the Central Light and Power companies of this city, which are closely allied cor porations. The deal may involve more than a million dollars. PATRIOTISM MARKED BY LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERITY (By Associated Press.) Chicago, July 5.—The Tribune prints reports from all over the country, show ing the number of persons killed and in jured as a result of celebrating the Fourth of July. The number actually killed is less than last year, being 19, against 30 then, but the number of injured is considerably larger, the figures being. 1,611, against 1.325. The real list of fatalities will, however not be known until the number'of death; resulting from lockjaw caused by to\ pistol wounds come in. Last year in Chicago there were no deaths reported on July 5 from toy pistols, but before the month was ou: 25 had died from the resulting lockjaw LAST HOPE OF HOLOERS OF THE CUBAN AND PHILIPPINE BONDS GONE ****%%*% X X X X X X X X X Oy 5 * X X X X X X X X X X X X (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 5.—The action of the Madrid authorities look ing to the conversion of the Cubati and Philippine bonds into another and more regular form of security is regarded here as marking the final collaose of the long cherished purpose on the part of the bond holders to have these securities, reaognized and assumed by the Cuban government in the case of Cuba and by the United States government, or perhaps by the Philippine insular government in the case of the eastern achipelago. In Taris the Spanish peace commissioners; made desperate efforts, first to have the United States ass. une liability for these bonds, and, failing in that, to have the subject left in such shape as to permit another attempt in that direction later on. The United States commissioners positively refused to admit into the treaty of peace any language directly or indirectly tending to rec ognize any obligation on our part for these bonds. The protocols, however, have b en regarded by the Spanish con tingent, or at least by the bond holders, as affording hope for a more favorable outcome at a later date, but the fact that the process of conversion is now under way is taken as conclusively marking the as sumption by the Spanish government of full liability for the bonds. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxvxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Bullets For the Rioters Wanted In Buenos Ayres (By Associated Press.) Buenos Ayres, July 5.—The govern ment has sent a message to the senate, in view of the rioting on account of the bill for the unification ' of. the public debts, requesting authority to proclaim martial law In this city and the suburbs which form a federal district. The senate has approved of martial law for the district and the chamber of deputies will not consider the question. Rioting is being continued. A large crowd endeavored to attack the offices of El Pais and La Tribuna, two newspapers which ar> supporting the financial policy of the administra tion. The rioters were repulsed by tlie po lice, who are now attending to their duties more energetical:*. Several per Government Will Probe Western Land Frauds INDICTMENTS RECENTLY RETURNED IN MONTANA .AND IDAHO CAUSE CONSTERNATION IN WASHINGTON. . : (By Associated Press) Washington, July 5.—News continues to reach the interior department indi cating an extensive system of lanl frauds in the northwest. Thus far the revelations are confine! almost wholly to Montana and Idaho. Interior department officials, however, tie inclined to believe from the extent. >f the alleged frauds and the apparent system under which they have been pet petrated that they are not confined to hat area". A few. days ago Secretary Hitchcock was advised of the finding of 110 ind- t ments by the federal grand jury at Helena, Mont., for-alleged land frauds, and received a telegram saying the fed eral grand jury in Idaho had returnc-l 37 indictments for the same offense. The Montana indictments grew out of the manner in which United States Senator Clark obtained title to about 12.000 acres of the public domain and timber land in that state. It appear- Senator Clark purchased this property outright from a gi oup of men in Mon tana. and the remainder of the country sent in equally fatal records. Chicago last year had one death and 42 injured. This time no death is re ported, but there is a list of 103 injured. The number of wftunds from toy pis tols, 'however, is limited to five, which would indicate that the prohibtion put on that dangerous toy was at lenst par tially effective. Of other cities, Philadelphia makes the argest showing. It reports 175 casual lies of every kind and description, and 'incinnati comes next with 150. New Fork was singularly lucky, being behind Chicago in the list of injured, but it had three deaths resulting from an explosion of fireworks and New London had a pre nature explosion by which two were -filed. Threats of Force Against Striking Colorado Miners (By Associated Press.) Denver, Col., July 5.—The situation at the Smuggler-Union mine at Telluride is reported unchanged, the miners being still in possession of the property. No further developments are likely until the commission appointed by Gov ernor Orman, consisting of Judge The ron Stevens, of Ouray, Lieutenant D. C. Coles, secretary of the Federation of La bor, and John Murphy, attorney for the Federation arrive at Telluride and con fer with representatives of the Miners' union and the Smuggler-Union company. The train on which they left Denver was due at Telluride at 4 p. m. Governor' Orman declares that if the mine be not abandoned by the strikers immediately after his demand to that effect is pra sented to them by the commission, he will order out the state militia and use what sons were wounded in the encounter. The Plaza De Mayo and other points are guarded by troops. It is believed that martial law will not re-establisn order. A committee of merchants has de cided tô visit President Roca and re quest him to abandon the project for ihe unification of Ute public debt. The chamber of deputies will discuss I be bill at once. Thousands of oppon ents of the financial policy will meet in front of tiie house of congress and seri ons encounters are feared. It.is asserted that the authorities have distributed arms among supporters of the administration, particularly' among the rabble element, in order that they may attack the opponents of the unifi i itlon bill. It is not known who is the central ligure in live alleged frauds in Idaho, but Secretary Hitchcock has determine! to Institute a searching and unsparng investigation into all these -cases, as he is now doing in Montana. In order to expedite the inquiry, it is probable be will soon order an investi gation made in regard to the operations of the public land offices both in Idaho and Montana. It is understood he cannot understand how such extensive frauds against the government could have been committ -l it the officials charged with protecting ihe public Interests had been duly vigi lant in the discharge of their duties. The result of the investigation may be a wholesale decapitation of federal ap pointees. The secretary has instructed agents and experts to Montana to prose cute a rigid inquiry, and he will now send agents from Washington to Idaho to perform a similar work. it is reported that ex-Senator Carter has telegraphed to the president a long message, requesting that no further ac tion be taken in the Montana investiga tion until he can be heard in behalf of the officials the secretary of the interior is supposed to be after. in Quincy, 111., there was also a fatal ity from a runaway caused by a horse becoming frightened at fireworks, and fiit re were a number of injuries in vari ous cities growing out of the same reuse. In the list of fatalities, explosions of fireworks and the careless handling of file arms caused the majority of deaths, but. over one-third of the injuries were caused by the careless use of fireworks, more especially sky rockets. Next to the fireworks comes the toy pistol in the casualty list. Two hundred and forty-nine children were injured by these "toys' in various cities of the coun try, apd the question is now what will the fatality list from this source finally r mount to. ' The other causes of injuries divided ) I 1 ! ever force is necessary to restore the property to its ownesr. The commission is empowered to make a full investigation of the trouble at Telluride and endeavor to bring about an amicable settlement. Negroes Shot in the Race War. (By Associated Press.) Knoxville, Tenn., July 5.—Three negro miners were fatally shot and others wounded near La Follette, Tenn., by a marshal's posse, who were seeking to arrest the negroes. White and negro miners had fought at a negro dance and a race war was in progress. New Hotel for Missoula. Missoula, July 5.—Otto Seigel and E. (V. Schilling are preparing to build a big hotel here. GREAT N0RP/.R1 BANDITS DISTANT. THE SHERIFF'S POSSE MEN WHO HELD UP AND DYNAMITED AN EXPRESS CAR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON STILL AT LIBERTY. BELIEVED THEY HAVE GAINED THE "BADLANDS," WHERE THEY HAVE SUCCEEDED IN HIDING. ONE OF THE DESPERADOES WOUNDED, PRESUMABLY BY A SHOT FIRED AT TIME OF ROBBERY. (By Associated Press.) Havre, July 5.—Rumors that the ban dits who held up and robbed the Great Northern train near Malta, Wednesday afternoon, had been rounded up in some old ranch buildings, 40 miles south of Wagner, are unverified, and it is now believed the men have found a hiding place in the bad lands, where they at - oinparatively safe. A cowboy riding north from the Mis* souri river met the three bandits about 10 miles south of Malta. They asked him to notify the men following them that they were going south. The cowboy had only gone about four miles when he met Sheriff Griffith with a posse of 45 men, comprising the best CHANGE M AY BE OPPOSED British People Not Anxious for a Dif ferent Title for King Edward VII. ■ (By Associated Press.) New York, July 5.—Commenting upon Mr. Chamberlain's announcement in the House of Commons that the title of King Edward will be changed, the Lon don correspondent of the Trbune says:* The king cannot well be made emper or of self-governing colonies such as Canada and Australia. The impression prevails that the words "sovereign of Great Britain" will be added to the pres ent ceremonial title, which is "Edward by the grace of God of the United King dom of Great Britain and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, emperor of India." Many people in England, however, be lieve that the addition will be a com plete one and that Canada, South Afri ca and Australia will be separately men tioned. '• The attitude of the opposition will de pend upon the character of the bill. If it should apply the title of emperor to any part of the king's domains outside of India it will be stoutly opposed. PLAGUE AT RIO D E JANIER0 Several Cases of the Disease Appear to Terrorize the Brazilian City Residents. (By Associated Press.) . Rio de Janiero, July 5.—There are sev eral cases of plague here. The crew of the American bark Julia Rollins mutinied and attempted to over come the captain. The guilty seamen were arrested by the police. The United States cruiser Chicago will sail for New York Saturday. Much Wanted Fugitive Taken. Chicago. July 5.—Fred Alexander, fugi tive, under indictment for arson and conspiracy, wanted by the police for bis dealings with Ben and Michael Ettleson and Barney Graff, the principal conspir ators in a recently exposed arson swin dle, was arrested last night. Artist Julian Scott Fasses Away. New York, July 5.—Colonel Julian A. Scott, artist, is dead at his home in Plainfielils, N. J. A number of his paint ings are in the art museum at Boston, the honors fairly well between them, ex cept that the most serious harm was done by the premature explosion of can non in the hands of people who were not accustomed to their use. In several cases unfortunates lost hands and arms by this means. A lamentable case occurred in a small town in South Dakota, where a boy was instantly killed by explosion of an anvil which was being used in lieu of a can non. The loss by fire resulting from the caieless use of fireworks or their pre mature explosion was less than in previous years, the fires as a rule being small ones and the damage light, fn the entire country, from reports received last night, it amounted to a little over $ol>,(|fiO. MATCHMAKERS SETTLE OLD FEUD (By Associated Press.) London, July 5.—Arrangements have been perfected by which the Diamond Mutch company, limited, of England, becomes amalgamated with Bryant & May, the famous' match makers of Bow. While all the details of the proposed amalgamation are definitely settled, the actual papers will not be signed until Thursday, after which date the Diamond Match company will cease to exist as an English company. The parties interested decline to discuss the terms by which the icing stand ing feud has been patched up, but it is generally understood that these contem plate a division of territory between the former rival companies, the Diamond company taking the north of England, Scotland and Ireland, while Bryant & May devote themselves entirely to the Midlands and southern counties. The percentage of profit from the Liverpool factory of the Diamond Match company, which formerly accrued to the Diamond Match company of Illinois, is wiped out, in the shape of capital awarded to the parent company in the new combination. The combination closes a long standing difficulty In the path of thfl- Diamond Match company, dating back from 1896, when the failure of Moore Bros, threatened to bring wholesale disaster to Chicago financial circles. The Liver pool factory of the Diamond company, which was started in the heyday of the company's prosperity, proved a white elephaiA on its hands after the Moore failure. V The other English concern was floated as « separate company' with £1,000, 000 capital, but this hardly helped the st u-k holders of the original company, in asmuch as all the stock was on th* '>- '■ ts. but the Liverpool factory under good management, proved a lucrative : urineaa. shots in western Montana. They were only a few miles behind the robbers. The posse is growing lat'ger con stantly. and their horses are being changed frequently. The cocjboy said the third man in the parly had a bandage around his head. This wound was probably caused by one of two shots fired by Sheriff Griffith at the time of the holdup. At present it is not known how muett money was taken, but it is estimated at about $45,000. The train robbers have been recog nized as the Curry outlaws. "Kid'* Curry is the leader; another is named Long Bole, and the third man is un known. Ail use the Texas dialect. MORE HEAT INSIGHT (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 5.—A break in the hot wave has occurred in some portions of the country, but it is still hot in most of the territory east of tile Rockies. Baltimore and St. Louis, according to the official observations at 8 o'clock this morning, were the hottest cities in the United States*. Both recorded 84, which is nine degree above the average for this week of July during the last 30 years. Relief lias come in New England and the temperature is below the seasonable average there, in Boston it ts four de grees below the normal. The hot wave has been dissipated in the extreme upper Mississippi and mid dle and upper Missouri valleys, the Lake Superior region and the northern Hacky Mountain districts, where heavy rains have sent the mercury downward. No permanent relief is in sight, al though thunderstorms are likely to oc cur at any time. WASHINGTON'S STAND PUZZLES THE PERUVIANS Lima, Peru, July 5.—According to tele grams from Washington, Secretary Hay's attitude as to the discussion of the prin ciple of arbitration at the coining Pan- • American congress in Mexico, has, caused a deep impression in Lima. An editorial in El Commerfio, headed "The Washington Imbrogio," says: "Frankly we cannot understand what is passing in Washington, but one thing is evident—the projected Pan-American congress in Mexico cannot be met. "At least three republics fotr their own self respect will accompany Peru in ab staining from the conference, so that the only thing possible is a mackpry of con gress, not a real. true.. Pan-American constitutional assembly." READY TO O PEN R ESERVATION President McKinley and Secretary Hitchcock Take Final Action in Kiowa and Comanche Matter. Washington, July 5.—Secretary Hitch cock had 'a talk with the presi dent prior to live departure of the latter from Washington, regarding the opening of the Kiowa and Commapche Indian reservations^ The proclamation throwing jhe lands open to settlement has been prepared and probably will lie signed by the presi dent today. When the proclamation will be pro mulgated has not yet been determined. It is known, however, that it will not be later than Aug. 6. Death Comes Suddenly. Great Falls, July 5.—M. J. O'neii, em ployed by J. Lizee, a contractor, died while sitting in a chair at his boarding place.