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VOL. XXI. NO. 91 Partly Cloudy and Cooler. BUTTE, MONTANA. MONDAY EVENING. JULY 8. 1901. Possibly Light Showers. PRICE FIVE CENTS CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS CROWD MANY CHURCHES TWENTIETH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE SOCIETY FORMALLY OPENS IN CINCINNATI. LEADING WORKERS IN THE CAUSE MAKE INTERESTING AD DRESSES ON TIMELY TOPICS. WI LU AM SHAW OF BOSTON TELLS HOW THE WORK OF INTER ESTING BOYS SHOULD BE DONF. (By Associated Press.) Cincinnati, July 8.—After the business session of Saturday and the evangelical and other mass meetings of yesterday, the regular programes of the 20th inter national convention of the Christian En deavor were begun today. Several of the laigest churches in the central part of Llie city were used, in ad dition to Odern ha'l and three large audi toriums heretofore used for exposition purposes. Two quiet hour meetings were held from 8 to !» a. m., concluded by Floyd VV. Tomplins of Philadelphia and Cornelius Walkin of Brooklyn. O. Campbell Morgan of Baltimore con ducted a meeting on Biide teaching and .1 F. Carson of Brooklyn one on "The Holy Spirit;" Miss Margaret Koch of Water ville, Me., conducted a conference on "Bodily and Vocal Development." At Auditorium Endeavor, President Clark presiding and H. C. Lincoln of Philadelphia as director of music, "The Twentieth Century Home" was the topic discussed. William Shaw of Boston spoke of "How to Hold the Boy.' He said in part: • "Get within reach of him. Win his friendship in any legitimate way. Don't be forever saying 'Don't.' Give him something to do. "Remember that hoys are hero wor shipers—they admire masterful men and women; remember that letiing them have their own way does not win them, that a firm hand and a warm heart are abso lutely necessary. "Don't let him row up with the idea that only women aie interested in re lfgious work. If the junior superintend ent is a woman get a man before the so ciety once in a while. But be sure he is a nian. "If after you have done your best and you find that the boys will not come with the i ttle girls, then organize a boys' junior society with athletic and other features, as we'l as prayer meeting and bible work. Do something, anything, everything, but hold the boys for they are the coming men." At the First English Lutheran church, Secretary Willis Baer presiding and Per cy S. Foster as musical director, there were many addresses on the school of methods for the junior Christian En deavor. At Odeon Hall, the new field secretary, Clarence E. Eberman, presided, and ad dresses were made by local, district and srate union officials. Evangelical ser vices were conducted by Dr. C. L.. Work. LIGHTNING HITS LIBRARY BUILDING BOLT GLANCES ON THE CUPOLA. TEARING OFF SOME OF THE SLATE. THIRD TIME THE STRUCTURE HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY ELECTRICITY. Again lightning has practiced with un tiring aim on the Butte library, pro jecting a bolt from the clouds and clip ping the towering cupola with deadly precision. The librarians and others who happen ed to be in the building shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon, during the fierce thunder storm that passed over the city at that hour, were treated to a sensa tion in the shape of a bolt of lightning, which struck the cupola of the building, tearing off a small quantity of the slate roofing and causing close and lively guessing as to when the next stroke would come. »The stroke was not a particularly di rect one, but it made a deafening noise In the building, giving all the occupants a severe nervous shock. The actual damage to the library is slight; as the electric fluid glanced as it struck the tower. Arbitration Causing Trouble xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx^xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (By Associated Presst) Washington, July 8.—Efforts are being made by Peru and Bolivia to induce Venezuela and other South American republics to refuse to participate in the Pan-American congress in case there should be no modification in the proposal that arbitration be limited to future ques tions only. Senor Don Fernando E. Guachalla, minister of Bolivia to the Unit ed States, who is also accredited to Venezuela, has, just presented his credentials to President Castro, and information received at Washing ton Indicates that he has explained to the Venezuelan authorities the injury which will be done to the cause of arbitration in general, and to Bolivia and Peru in particular, should the congress be not allowed to consider the application of arbitration to pending as well as to fu ture quest! >mv Representatives of Bolivia and Peru stationed in the capitals of other countries are. It is understood, making similar representations to the govern men tq to which they arç accredited. The authorities in Washington have no apprehension that any countries other than Bolivia and Peru will decline to attend the con gress, and the impression is growing that Peru and Bolivia will see fit to modify their attitude and participate in the congress. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The library building seems to be es pecially susceptible to lightning visita tions. It was struck once last summer, and again three years ago, the damage in each case, however, being merely nom inal. But it is not an interesting life for the lady librarians, who look for trouble at every little squall of wind and rain that comes over the city. If lightning strikes anywhere, it is pietty certain to prac tice on the library before beginning op erations elsewhere, just to get its hand in. The bolt that crashed against the tower of the big building today came with a loud ripping detonation that startled residents for blocks around. Had the licit hit the tower squarely the dam age would doubtless have been severe; as it was a portion of the roofing was scattered abroad and an uneasy feeling of dread distributed through the sec tion of the city in which the big library building is located. RUSSIA RAISES HER OWN PEOPLE St. Petersburg, July 8.—It has always required many yards of red tape to get in or out of Russia, but now, as a re sult of recent disturbances, the pro cess is even more difficult. Added pre cautions are being taken where the regulations seemed stringent enough be fore. It is generally known that the intend ing visitor to Russia must get a pass port from his government, and that it must be vized by a Russian consul be fore it will be recognized as valid by the Russian officials. The passport itself costs a dollar or two, the vize a dollar more. The tourist fondly imagines that all regulations have been complied with and that his passport can be used as a ticket of admittance, to be shown at the fron tier and then packed away in a trunk until his return. XXXXXXXXXXXXXcXXXXXX ASSISTANT SECRETARY OY NAVY WILL RESIGN (By Associated Press.) Washington, July 8.—Frank W. Hackett will tender his resigna tion as assistant secretary of the navy in the fall. He will leave Washington today for New Hamp shire to inspect the Portsmouth navy yard. He will inspect other navy yards and naval military or ganizations before returning to Washington next month to act as secretary in the absence of Sec retary Long and to prepare his final report. The president and Secretary Long have not deter mined upon his successor. Charles H. Allen, governor of Porto Rico, has been suggested. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Returning Soldiers in a Collision. (By Associated Press.) Ashland, Ore., July §.—A head-end col lision took place on the Southern Paci fic at Black Butte summit, 22 miles north of Dunsmir, yesterday between a south bound California express and a special north-bound passenger train of seven coaches, carrying mustered out volun teers from the Phillipines. A tramp on the soldier special was instantly killed. Bicyclist Seriously Injured. (By Associated Press.) Berlin. July 8.—In the bicycle compe titions for the world's championships, which began here yesterday, the 100 kilo, metre amateur championship race was won by Robl of Munich in 98 1-10 min utes. Bonhours of Paris fell early in the race and was seriously injured. DEATH AT FORSYTH TWO PERSONS BURNED AND ELEVEN IN JURED IN THE ROSEBUD COUNTY CITY. (Special to the Inter Mountain.) Billings, July 8.—The town of Forsyth was visited by a terrible fire at at 2:30 o'clock this morning, by which! wo lives were lost and 11 pe sons badly injured. The fire started in the Occidental hol'd, run by a Mrs. McGuire as a sec tion house. The building was a large three-story frame structure, 300 feet from the Northern Pacific depot, and was patronized chiefly by railroad employes and laborers. When the alarm of fire was sound ed the building was enveloped in flames, and inside of an hour th building was entirely destroyed, together with North ern Pacific oil house and coal docks, the latter blocking the tracks and de laying all trains several hours. The fire started in the stairway of the second story of the hotel, shutting off exit from the two upper floors. Some of the occupants jumped to the ground from both stonies and of the number about eleven were seriously injured. DUKE OF AOSTA AND A PRING (By Associated Press.) Rome, July 8.—The Duke of Aosta, cousin of the king of Italy and heir pre sumptive to the throne, fought a duel last week with a Russian prince, be lieved to be Duke Eugene of Leutehen berg, grandson of Czar Nicholas I. The Russian received a severe sword thrust through the stomach. Duke Eugene is When he reaches the frontier his pass port is demanded. That is the first requisite, and until it has been pro duced and inspected he cannot get his baggage examined. Should the pass port not have the correct vize, or should it present anything of a suspicious nature to the official who examines it, the traveler is detained, and perhaps sent back or arrested. No sooner has the passport been dis posed of than a boy appears with a pa per, which must be filled out. It seems that the minute personal description in the passport and its certification of citi zenship are not enough. The police must have more particulars. And this passports demon fellows you all through Russia—you cannot escape from it, and your paper fs covered with inscriptions and stamps, and your pock ets are emptied of kopecks and roubles. . I | ! I GREAT BRITAIN MUST PLAY FAIR xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X (By Associated i. ress.) Washington, July 8.—Consent fo the arbitration of British claims against the United States will not lie given by this government unless Great Britain agrees to the arbitration of American claims pend ing against her. This is the decision of the state department upon the request of Great Britain that certain claims arising out of the expulsion of British subjects from Hawaii during the royalist trou bles, in those islands be referred to arbitration. Great Br.tain has c in sistently declined to arbitrate claims presented by this government, including the Fiji claims, which are declared to have greater merit than those which resulted from the conditions in Hawaii. The Fiji claims amount to several hundred thousand dollars., while those sub mitted by Great Britain have a much smaller aggregate. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx%*x\xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ODD QUESTION AFFECTING RAILROADS YYILL SOON BE SETTLED IN DENVER (By Associated Press.) Denver, July 8.— E. P. Sargent of Pe oria, 111., grand master of the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen, is now in Denver, and tomorrow Deputy Grand Chief Younger, of the locomotive engi neers, will arrive. The object of these two officers In Denver at this time is to meet repre sentatives of the engineers and firemen of the Santa Fe and Colorado Southern and act as a board of arbitration In the dispute over the rights of men operating on the joint track between Denver and Pueblo. The question has been argued for months and it is expected that it will be settled by the visitors. No Hope for Americans Who Fought England XXXXXXXXXXXXXX'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX X X (By Associated Press.) X Washington. July 8.—Americans who fight in the Boer armies and X who are or have been made prisoners bv the British will have to en X dure their captivity until the close of the South African war. X Great Britain has declined to comply with the raouest of this gov X ernment to release an American now confined in the island of Ceylon, X and this refusal will probably prove a bar to further representations X by the state department in behalf of Americans captured as beilig X erents in South Africa. X The test case was that of a naturalized American named Morgan, X who claims residence in Virginia. Lord Milner, British high commisr X sioner in South Africa, disapproves of the release of foreigners who X fought with the Boers. He has announced that a person who serves as X a belligerent with the Boer forces loser, his nationality and must be X treated as an enemv. This view is concurred in by the legal officers X of the state department. X The department is satisfied, from investigation made by American X consuls and the British authority that all reports that the British are X ill-treating their prisoner* are without foundation. The only hard X ship that Americans captured in South Africa will have to undergo X will be that of confinement. Sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx E FIGHT A DUEL OVER A WOMAN own to be suffering from peritonitis d from this it is concluded that he was e Duke Aosta's antagonist. The duel s excited the widest interest, because the rank of the principals, and there much speculation as to its cause. It reported that the Russian affronted c king of Italy recently by making in presence a slighting remark about e queen, while on a visit to Naples. . if a delusion lingers in your mind that I at least you will have no trouble in go | jng away from the empire you are harsh |*y undeceived at the frontier, for if your jd( rumeiit does not contain a special per ! mission written across the back for you I to leave Russian soil you will be detain ed until the omission is made up. You nmy be arrested. Tedious as is the process of landing in Russia under the most favorable eÄ'U in stances, it would be well nigh impos sible to accomplish without endless an noyance were the wheels not greased ei ch time to the tune of about fifty roubles, or $25. Kvery minor official puts his hand behind his back, and it is ex pedient to place something in it. This sum of money must be regularly counted as one of the expenses of entering a Russian port. The censorship of the press is con The point in dispute Is how many San ui Fe and how many Colorado Southern engineers and firemen shall be employed on the joint track. Many technical points involving an interpretation of the rules of the railways and of the secret or ders are to be decided. The question is unique and is attracting wide attention among railway men. Mr. Sargent says his organization has never been in better condition and that there were no grievances to settle. The qquestlon of next importance whicn he thinks will com up in his order is to get the wages of firemen on the roads in the east up to a more uniform plane with the men of the west. SAFE IN N//ÜRFS FORT BAN'/ iTS DEF Y OFFICERS HOPE OF CAr *jRlNG THE MEN WHO HELD UP THE GREAT NORTHERN EXPRESS TRAIN GROWS FAINT. BELIEF GENERAL THAT THE HIGHWAYMEN HAVE RETREATED TO HOLE-IN-THE-WALL COUNTRY. WOMAN KNOWN AS AN INTIMATE OF KID CURRY THOUGHT TO HAVE AIDED THE GANG. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Malta, July 8.—Up to noon today no hope of capturing the men who aeld up the Great Northern train is entertained. One by one the men who accompanied the authorities on the chase to the south ward have returned, and the general opinion appears to be that the robbers have made good their escape. The robbery occurred on the evening of Wednesday, and it is supposed the rob bers immediately began their long ride to the southward, heading for the Hole-in the-wall country in northern Wyoming. The men were evidently well mounted and have doubtless by this time escaped from the state. The men composing the sheriff's posse sent out from Glasglow have despaired of capturing the men and the chase has been given up from this end of the line. Hopes are entertained that the robbers may be apprehended while on their way out of the state by the authorities of the southern counties of Montana. Telegrams Fly Thick. Telegrams have passed between Sher tinned more rigidly than ever. In the leading room of every hotel there will be dabs of black ink over certain para graphs or sections of foreign papers. But the censorship is not merely con fined to the press and to book publica tions. All printed matter which enters Russia is subject to it. and nothing may be printed within the confines of the em pire until submitted to and approved by the censor. This refers even to business cards. American consuls or business men here may unwittingly send home to have cir culars printed and sent out. They will be held up at the frontier unless the printed form shall have previously been approved by the censor. This approba tion is necessary before the printed mat ter can be rescued and then it is subject to a heavy duty. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX is X GREAT STEEL STRIKE X SETTLEMENT COMING X - X (By Associated Press.) X New York, July 8.—A plan has X been agreed upon which will set- X tie the great steel strike within X the next five days. As matters X stand, all that remains to be done X is to hold a final meeting to for- X mally ratify the plan and an- X nounce its terms. The programme X now is to hold that meeting and X make that announcement Wednes- X day or Thursday of this week in X New York or Pittsburg. The main X points at issue have been settled X and there will be no great steel X strike. This early settlement is X the direct result of J. P. Morgan's X efforts. Supreme Court Reverses Decision. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, July 8.—The supreme court tl.is morning reversed a decision of the district court of Silver Bow county in favor of the plaintiff in the suit of Frank Boucher vs. Joseph Barsalou to quiet title to property in Granite street, Butte, and ordered a new trial. Barsalou as owner had borrowed money on the prop erty from Sam Ayotte and gave him a deed as security. He repaid the money but neglected to have the land deeded back to him, though he remained In pose session as a tenant. Ayotte sold the property to Boucher, who brought suit to: rent in order to quiet title. Cloudburst Does Damage. (By Associated Press.) Albuquerque, N. M., July 8.—Word has been received here of a destructive cloud burst in San Andreas canon, south of this city. Philippines Tariff Now Ready XX X X X X X X X % X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X XX xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxsxxx X (l!y Associa ted Pressai X Washington, July 8.- The new Philippine tariff has received its fin- X Is, hing touches at the war department, and it will be sent by mail to X Governor Taft in a day or two. It is expected it will be promulgated X early next month, to go into effect immediately. X An important provision affecting goods in transit has been inelud- X ed, permitting consignees to declare all imports which shall arrive X in the Philippines within sixty days after the tariff is put into oper- X ation, either under the old schedules now in use or under the new X duties. X After that period the old military customs revenue law, founded X upon Spanish law. will forever cease and the new system, designed X especially to promote United States trade will take its place. X The new law Is expected to produce annually $15.000.000 revenue X for the support of the insular government and to reduce materially X imports from all countries except the United States and Spain, special X attention being given to the protection of Philippine industries against X rivals in the Pacific and Indian ocean. X The authorities in Washington and the members of the Philippine X commission have been working on the tariff since la^t August, and X it is expected that congress at Its next session will approve the X schedules without modification. ^8 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXNXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX iff Griffith of Valley county and officers of Biilings, Red Lodge and other cities in southern Montana, and every assistance and encouragement has been extended to the authorities to intehcept the fleeing men. From traces found near the scene of the robbery it is learned that the robbers were camped for several days near the place where the train was held up. Rumors are rife in Malta and Glas glow today concerning alleged accom plices of the robbers, and several per sons are under suspicion. Detectives in the employ of the Great Northern road are wonting on clews that lead them to believe that residents of this vicinity were implicated in the hold up and that employes of the company gave notice to the robbers that the valuable consignment of money was on board the train that was held up. Woman Is Implicated. It is said a telegiam was sent to Malta in cipher shortly before the robbery oc curred and was taken to the robbers' camp by a woman well known in this vicinity as an intimate of "Kid" Curry, who is supposed to have been one of the robbers. Rumors are flying about and many stories are told of men who saw the rob bers as they began their journey to the south and rode out into the range coun ery. None of these stories is accredited,how ever, as it is believed the robbers rode ail night and by Thursday following the robbery of the train were lost in the trackless ranges of central Montana. Experienced trailers are firm in the be lief that the riders scattered as soon as they were near the southern boundary of the state and reached the Hole-in-the Wall by circuitous routes. Members of the Curry Gang. The men, as near as can be learned, are members of the famous Currry gang that were concerned in the robbery of the bank at Belle Fouché, S. D., four years ago. "Kid" Curry is known in many sections of the country as Tom Jones, and the other men are thought to be his brother, Frank Jones, and the noted desperado, Longebaugh. All the names by which these men are known are aliases Two years ago this gang held up a train in Wyoming, and they are known to have several murders charged to their acco.unt. Officers on the Watch. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Red Lodge, July 8.—Pursuant to re quests from Sheriff Griffith of Valley county officers of Carbon county have been on the lookout for the members of the gang that held up the Great Northern train Wednesday near Malta. From what is known of the Curry gang in this county it is believed the men are the famous robbers captured by Sheriff Dunn in the month of September, four years ago, charged with the robbery of the bank at Belle Fouché, S. D. Then, as now, a large reward was of fered for the arrest of the men and ex perienced trailers took up the pursuit that finally ended in the capture of the gang after a long chase. Headquarters in Wyoming'. It is known that the members of the Curry gang made their headquarters in the Hole-in-the-Wall country in Wyom ing, and it is believed that the gang rode south from the scene of the robbery and then separated and went, one at a time, through the thinly settled districts of this section of the state to the' safe re treat of the Hole-in-the-Wall country. All the experienced trailers in this por tion of the state have been on the look out for the men for days and are at ready for a brush with the celebrated desperadoes as they were when a prie« was put upon their capture on former oc casions. • Trial Trip for Naval Boys. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, July 8.—A draft of 124 ai prentice boys from the Pensacola has been put aboard the naval training ship Alert, which will sail Wednesday for Yokohama, via Honolulu. She will com« back to San Francisco by way of Puget Sound and the Columbia river.