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VOL, XXI. NO 259 BUTTE. MONTANA, TUBSbDAY.VENING. JANUARY 14, 1932. PRICE FIVE CET BUY TIIEIR OWN MEDALS STATIMENT OF DIR0CTOR O1 BUFIALO UEPOBITION. GOLD TOKENS NOT GIVEN AWAY O04y a Few American Artists Have Complained, and They Were In experienced in Exposi tion Affairs. (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 14.-The management of the art exhibit of the Pan-American exposition having been severely criticised both to Europe and America on account of the awards, the director general of fine arts has made the following state mnent: "We have been attacked because we put upon our ciroulars a request for a *eply before January 1 in ease persons wrote us saying that they desired their diplomas, and theclalm is made that the early date prevented European artists from sending in their names. "The date of Jadusry I was put on the circulars to hurry the replies so that we could get the diplomas sent off to the eight addresses. If replies came as late as February the diplomas would be sent Just the same. "Do the English people reply to a dance invitation always on the date set for a reply? "I will say that I have been all through a Paris exposition, and I know-every body knows- that gold and silver medals are never given free anywhere and never will be. Exposition Was Bankrupt. "A gold medal costs about $150, and a silver medal $6. When an exhibition has awarded hundreds of medals, com mon sense would teach a man not to ex pect a gold or silver medal given him. "What was done In Paris and else where was to give a bronze medal to all three classes alike, and let the gold and silver men buy their own medals. "I admit we did not give away any bronze medals. They were not given in any department of the exposition. That was because the Pan-American expost tion was bankrupt and could not give them. "A dollar and a half is not much for one medal, but it foote up where there are hundreds of medals, however. "That is absolutely all the ground for criticism, and the artists have no more right to make It than any other class of exhibitors. "Only a few of the American artists have complained, but they were Inex perienced ones, not familiar with exposi tions, and they thought that a $150 gold medal was coming to them 'by the next express." VICTIMS OF AFTER DAMP. Miners Lose Their Lives in Mine Ex plosion. (By Associated Press.) South McAlister, I. T., Jan. 14.-Ten miners lct their lives in the explosion yes'e day eecning in mine No. 9 of the Milby & Dow Mining company at Dow, I. T. The victims: JACK M'COY. W. F. KEiTH. B. F. FAIRHURST. E. M. PRICHARD. BERT GATLIN. JOHN i3EMMAS. º THOMAS BLUA. JOHN BILUA. M. B. DOW. JOHN BEATTEL. The 10 men who lost their lives were the only persons in the pie, and none was left to tell the story. All the bodies were recovered, and as none was burned the conclusion is that death was due to after damp. The exploalon did not incur3 the shaft, which is a new one, and the fire that tol lowed was put out before it did much damage. WANTS TO RETURN. John Is. Tired of Hiding From the Officers and Wants Pardon. (By Associated Press.) Louisville, Ky., Jan. 14.-After being a fugitive from justice for 34 years, a conviction of murder hanging over his head, John P, Monoch, alias John P. Smith, is sdaking a pardon of Kentucky's governtorr;'that the may return to his home in 'Lduis'lieftnd die, surrounded by his eldidren. r Mou1hch, or Smith, stabbed and killed George Off, in 1867 in this city. He was tried in 1870, found guilty and the jury's verdict was death. On August 12, after sentence had been passed, Smith broke jail with five others. All were recaptured except Smith. A wife and an unborn child, now a grown man, were left in Louisville by Smith. IN HOUSE AND SENATE. Both Branches Put in Day Considering Insular Questions. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 14.-In both house and senate today the question under consideration referred directly to the Philippines. In the senate Senator Hoar took oc casion to make a characteristic speech in support of his resolution inquiring into the conduct of the war in the islands. In the house Chairman Cooper of the house committee on insular affairs, made a statement explanatory of his plan of civil government in the Philip pines. Scott Is Dead. Reno, Nev., Jan. 14.-Albert scott, the negro who shot Constalble Leeper a few days ago and was in turn shot, died at (arson, where he had been removed for safe keeping, early this morning. Qifiler Leeper is doing well. MIN[S AND SM[[T[R O[ TtI[ BOSION & MONTANA TO RESUME ACTIVI OPERATIONS TO #ORROW The mines of the Boston & Montana company will be stagted up tomorrow, but whether the extraction of ore will commence with the day or night shift is a matter that had not been decided at Woon today. It depends upon the condition of the ore bins. If they are emptied today the morning shift will be put to work. This morning the Great Northern began loading cars at the bins of the Pennsylvania, Leonard and West Colusa and it is likely that little ore will be left in them by tomorrow morning. All of these bins were full when the train crews tapped thdix, but the task oT relieving them of their contents is not a long or tedious one. There is a sufticient quantity of ore at the smelters in Great Falls to keep the works in operation a couple of days and enough in the bins at the mines or on the rail for another two days' run, but It is the aim of the company to always keepi a supply on hand when the smelters are in operation. TRAIN CREWS ARE AT WORQK. The ore train crews on the Great Northern are once more at work, having been called out today. To ship the ore of the company from Butte to Great Falls requires a double train service each day. From Woodville to Clancy two locomotives draw about 1300 tons of ore, but, from Clancy to the Falls the grade is such that one heavy locomotive can handle 600 or 700 tons. Between the bins at the mines and Woodville all of the hauling is lone by yard engines. So, in addition to the employment of 1500 or 2000 men at the mines the resumption of operations by the company means work for many railroad men, coal miners, woodehoppers and haulers an(d a few thousmind other persons, principally smeltermen. The smelters and mines of the company are in first-class condition and there will probably be no more shut-downs at either until necessity demands it. During the suspension the smelters received a thorough overhauling and are in shape for a long run. The mines and apparatus required in their operation also received no little attention and are in splendid shape. CORN KINfG FAILS_ASA1N GEORGE PHILIPS GETS ON WRONG BIDE OF MARKET. GRAIN BELONGS TO GUSTOMERS Said to Be Still in Good Financial Con dition-Failure Caused Much Excite ment in the Pit for a Time But Market Finally Rallied. - (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Jan. 14.-A notice was posted at the opening of the board of trade to day calling for the closing of all open deals with George H. Phillips, the former "corn king." A heavy call for extra margins is said to have been the cause. The call was made yesterday after noon. and Philips and his staff worked all night over the firm's books. The trouble is said to have been due to a 31-cent lzreak in rye yesterday. Phillips is credited with holding a line of 1,500,000 bushels of this cereal, moadly in May options. The break yeeterday was caused by a sale of only 50,000 bushels. Phillips is said to have on his boo:-e also from 4,000,000 to 5,000,000 bushels of May wheat and about 3,000,000 bushels of May corn. The effect of the notice was instan taneous, the whole list opening o:i' sharply. Wheat opened l il/c lower, corn %ff c lower and oats neuly a cent lower. Made Effort Outside Pit. Mr. Phillips opened negotiations with elevator men before the opening of the board in an endeavor to dispose of his rye outside the pit. The negotiations fell through, and May rye, which closed yesterday at 66%c, opened at soles from 61 to 00 cents. The whole Phillips line was dumped into the market. Brokers acting for Armour & Co., how ever, bought nearly all of it, and the merket rallied in consequence sharply to 65 cents. Members of Mr. Phillips' staff stated that he was still in good financial condition. H. Hulbert, Phillips' office manager, declared that it was the suddenness of the call for the extra 10 per cent margins which had embarrassed Mr. Phillips. He stated that Phillips had trade but little on his own account, the grain for the most part belonging to customers. Later Jacob Ringer, attorney for Mr. Phillips, gave out a statement, saying that his client had been practically wiped off the financial slate. "He is broke," said Mr. Ringer. "Men whom he worsted in former deals went after him and they got him." Hi. Own Statement. Phillips gave out a statement in part as follows: "The amount involved in my trouble of today is about $60,000. My customers had their trades well mar gined and if the trades closed out to day bring a fair price, I can meet all my obligations. "1 was 'long' about 1,200,000 bushels of rye, 5,000,000 bushels wheat and 600,000 bushels corn, and oats. Saturday a member of the board interested in break ing the rye market, sent notices calling for an extra margin of 10 per cent on rye. "This naturally caused selling orders Monday and the representative of the member mentioned finding the market bare of orders, forced the market down 3 cents. This was done in a moment and the news flashed all over the country causing consternation among holders of rye contracts, many of whom sold on a weak market. "A decline of 1 cent in wheat, coupled with rumors reflecting on my strength, resulted in unusually heavy calls for margins. I was for the moment unpre pared and the only alternative left was to close out, "I have no excuse to offer and no complaint to make," British Steamer Stranded. (By Associated Press.) Cowes, Isle of Wright, Jan. 11.-The British steamer Braemar Castle, which sailed from Capetown, December 28, for Southampton, stranded at high tide early this morning on Gurnard Lelge, Isle ~o1 Wright. The 85 passenger's on board were lanted by a tender. CHASING THE BOERS KITCHENER BELIEVES HE HAS DE WET CORNERED. BOTHA HAD A CLOSE CALL British Columns Are Persistently Fol lowing the Larger Boer Commandos and Commanding General Seems Unusually Hopeful. (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 14.-Perhaps the most Im portant point in Lord Kitchener's weekly keport dated, Johannesburg, Monday, January 18, is the omission of all men tion of General De Wet, from which it Is deducted that the British eommander in-chief is more than usually hopeful of effective results from his present effort to surround De Wet. Since the disaster at Zeefontein strong British columns have been persistently dogging De Wet's force, while armored trains have prevented him from crossing the railroad line and have forced him northward. Lord Kitchener is supplying De Wet's pursuers with relays and remounts. Lord Kitchener reports that since January 6, 20 lUners have been killed, nine wounded and 21 Captured, and 95 surrendered. Ife reports In a dispatch from Johan nesburg, dated Monday. January 13, the narrow scape of General Botha from capture by General Bruce-Ilamrnlton. Hearing of a concentration of Boers at Knapdar, Bruce-llamilton went to the spot but only to find that the Boors had been given the alarm and that 400 of them were trekking, three miles distant, with General Botha in a cape carl, lead ing. Bruce-Hlamilton chased the Boers for seven miles until his horses gave out, and captured 32 Boers and quantities of ammunition. ONLY MATTERS OF FACT. Rear Admiral Schley Read Proof on Graham's Book. (By Associated Press.) Savannah, Ga., Jan. 14.-When Rear Admiral Schley was questioned in ref erence to the statement of his indorse ment of the forthcoming book on "Schley and Santiago," by George Edward (Ira ham, he said: "I have seen the proofs of Graham's book. It Is the author's book and was written at his own pleasure. My con. nection with it had to do only with reading over at Graham's request, what ever in the book had reference to state ments of fact. "As regards the Santiago fight, no one was better prepared to write the story of that battle than Graham. He was there in the thick of it. "So far as reading the book was con cerned. I passed only on ts statements of facts. These statements are true. They make up the story of the fight as it occurred. "As to Graham's object in writing the book as to his championship of me and as to his criticisms, I had nothing to d4." CHICAGO SCHOQLS CLOSE. Lack of Funds Compels Board to Close the Nignt School. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Jan. 14.'-For the first time in more than thirty years, Chicago's night schools are closed, temporarily at least. It is also a serious question if the day schools can be kept open during the regular ten months. This condition is the result of the low condition of the city's finances. The average attendance at the night schools has been 4471, and it was estimated that the attendance this year would have been 4500 and that 200 teachers would have been employed in the twenty schools planned to be open. The cost would have approximated $50,000. GORMAN ELECTED SENATOR. Maryland Democrat Received Majority on First Ballot. (By Associated Press.) Annapolis, Md., Jan. 14.-Arthur Pus Gorman was today elected United States senator to succeed George L. Wel1 tgtos. The total Vote was: Gorman, 17; Jackson, 9, In the house Gorman, 51; Jackson, 4$. Both houses will meet in joint sesuien at 1 p, m. to veoe for state treasurer. BANKRUPTCY COURT FAILURE OF INSURANCE COMPA NIES CAUSES INTEREST. LORD CUFFERIN A FIGUREHEAD His Name Was Used to Promote Sale of Stock-Whitaker Wright Talks Freely of Methods Employed. (By Associated Press.) London, Jan. 14.-Great interest is be ing taken in the public inquiry taken ,by the court of bankruptcy in respect to the promotion and failure of the 1ienm don & Globe Corporation companies. Whitaker Wright was examined in de tail regarding the companies and gave a cynically frank account of the method o. manipulating the stocks promoted by the London & Globe. He denies 'having alid anything in se.uring Introductions to his titled as r4aItes and deuled that he had bribed Y. iters for the press, but described in a matter of fact way the manner of financing three companies with a mingle ofilee, more or less window dressing, and his sufferings after sheeping on the of fice table after having converted every thing into cash. ie justillied the methods employed on the ground that rigging the market was s , 3,' in device of stock promoting. The haulth of Lord Dufferin, who was a tlgurehead in the offerings of Ihis com pany's stock is causing his friends much till ety. PURTO RICO NEWS C-IAIRMAN OF THE LAW RE VISION COMMITTEE ARRIVES. LEGAL SYSTEM IN HARMONY Jeex-" of Buoyancy Which Prevails in Contrast to Depression of Two Years Ago-All Are Pledged to Help Common Interest. (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 14.--L. H. Rowe, chair iran of the law revision committee of Forto Rico, arrived from Hun Juan on the steamer Ponce. The codes prepared by the commission are being made the subject of discussion at the legislative assembly of Porto Jlico, which opened on the first of Jan uary, 1902. Speaking of the work of the session Mr. Rowe said: "The attitude of the legislative assembly towards the codes submitted by the commission demon ytrates the widespread desire to secure as soon, as possible the full benefit of American institutions, "The Foraker act continued In force all the Spanish laws until amended or appealed by the local legislative assem bly. This work of amendment his been taken up with great earnestness. Island Is Improving. "The codes which the legislative as sembly is now considering will bring the legal system of Porto Rico into close harmony with the general principles of law prevailing in the states and terri tories of the union, and will, to that ex tent, encourage the influx of American capital to the island. "The feeling of buoyancy which now prevails throughout Porto Rico stands i marked contrast with the depression of two years ago. The improvement of the credit of the municipalities as shown in the San Juan loan will enable the cities and towns to undertake much needed improvements in .drainag', water supply and sanitation. A fins element of strength Is added to the sittigtion by the fact that 'roth po litical parties have come to the support of the administration. t'At the banquet recently tendered Governor Hunt, the leaders of both par ties pledged their support in the efforts for the advancement of the common in terests of the island." Oil Is Plowing. Denver, Jan. 14. - A dispatch from DIebque, Colorado, says that oil is flow Jug at thA rate of 10 barrels a day from p well there that has reached a depth of ;only 615 feet. The oilis Illuminant with paraffine base. MURDERED HIS WIFE BROOKLYN POLICEMAN COMMITS DESPERATE DEED. SAYS HE WILL KILL HIMSELF Mluderer Gains Admittance to His Mother-in-Law's House by Force and Then Deliberately Kills Two-Ar rested After Several Hours. (By Associated Press.) New York, .lan. 14. -Willia II. J(nni, a lirnoklyn policeman, sheet and killed his wife tuin futally wonided his mother, Mrs. Alice (lorman, at Mrs. Ilormun's home early today. 1Iuinn was arrested several hours afteir the shootinw. Thu policeman had separated from his wife and had refused to support her, and she had him arrested recently. Hle went to the house today, and when adinitt ne' was refused fihm he drew his revolver, ind, putting his should,+r to the door, burst it in. Shot Pierced Her Heart. IIc ran upstairi to hire Wii't' i bedroom and fired one shut at her, which pierre(d her heart. Her mother, who had hetied the up roar, ran to Mrs. Itiats' room. itiils tired one shot at her and inortally wounded her. lie then left the house, de'lariin'g tii it he would kill himself. WILL ASK FOR STATEHOOD. New Mexico and Arizona Governors in Washington. lily Associated Press.) ChIcago, Jan. 14.---Elovernor N. 0. Mur phy of Arizona is In Chicago on his way to New York; thence he goes to Wash ington. (lovernor Otetri of New Mexico is alreudy there and the two unitedly will urge the admission of their terrn tories as states. Governor Murphy said: "We are en titled to statehood and the privilege of ruling ourselves. We nave not s. great a Spanish population as New Mexico. "Our Mormnoras number only 12,000, and they are thrifty, solid farmers. They no longer practice polygamny, and they are among the best citizens we have." ON WALL STREET. Slight Advance Over Yesterday's Clos ing Quotations. (fly Associated Press.) New York, Jun. 14.-Opening prices were the lowest of the tfast hour, its support to the Pacifies induced mnoc rats galls of other stocks. The entire market advanced abu', yes terday"a alone, recoveries reaching 'a point in Hugar and the Atcahisous. Man hattan made a gain of 1 1-8. Itooua trad eas sold the market. later, partliularly the Atchison , Manhattan, Sugar and Amalgamated, because no general de mand followed the recoveries in priaes. The gains were about wiped out. The market presented little feature. Selling of Sugar lowered it to 119i. it had been quoted at 121 earlier. t)thtr stocks fell off in sympathy but the gen etal level was not much disturbed. American lineseed reacted 2 1-2; Pull man advanced E. Honds were Irregular. There was increased pressufe against special stocks, but the general Ilist was sluggish and heavy after midday. Sugar fell 2 3-8 under yesterday on the cut in prices of the product. Glucose made a gii of 1 5-8, without explanatlion. Boston Wool Market. (idy Associated Press.) Boston, Jan. 14. -There has been at fair demand for wool and the muarket con tinues strong. Many dealers seem more disposed to buy wool for shipping. Man ufacturers are keeping in close tuuch with the market and are taking fair lines from time to time, although no large purchasing Is noted, Terrttory wools continued to head the list of sales. Good lots fine medium scoured are quot ed at 43@44c; fine at 48047, and staple at 48@5Oc. Fleece wools continue firm. OR[EN WRIIES OPEN L[TER DEFINES POSITION ON MATTERS OF THE MOMENT. STANDS ON OFFICIAL RECORD Proposes to Enforce the Law Without Fear or Favor and Says He Will Leave Results to an Impar tial Publio. County Attorney Peter IBreen this mtorning issued the following open letter to the public and delivered a copy to each of the newatprpers: As there seems to be a desire in some quarters to convey the impression tnat there is a clash existing between the county and city ottilcials, and that the undersigned, the present county attorney of Silver how county, has without cause or authority meddled In the affairs of the city, I desire thmugh the medium of the press to briefly state my povition In this matter. No matter what offenses or short comings I may have been guilty of in the past, or charged with in the future, I do nut believe that any one can accuse me of being false to it friend or allowing anybody to be unjustly charged when I am in possession of facts showing the contrary. In this morning's issue of t 1w Ana conda Standard, under a heading enti tied, "liricks Without Straw," 1 find the following: "it is understood that pressur' wag brought to bear on some of the alders men yesterday to get them to insist oq an investigation of the reasons for the suspenlion of the men. (Meaning tho four policemen.) Among other aldermett the view was expressed that the city it able to take care of Its own affairs, and that there has been too much interferw once on the part of the county." In relation to this matter I desire to say that If the aildermen quoted men, to accuse me of interfering in the affairC of the city, I ton ready to plead guilty to the charge, and will say in cottnop Lion therewith that I have interfered in the affairs of the city, but only pt the request of respectable citizens of thg city who called at my office, explained abuses that were in existence and asked my astistance in the miatter. The first interference, I believe, that I have been accused of being guilty of, was in the arrest and suppression of the numerous dance hails and dives or Lower Muln street. I will say 'S the gentlemen, who, through the press, at. tempt to criticise my conduct for this interference, that if they had been true to the trust reposed in them, this inter ferencu would not have been necessary. I further add that as a result of the in* terference mentioned and others that ntt charged with being guilty, the fine* retultitg from said interference have been tmtre than enough to pay the salary of the salttrintendent of our city tchoolb for at last one year, which it it iseif submit, is not a showing that thoul degrade any pthlic ofticial in the e:' of the community. Fireside Prosperity. I alse interfered with gambling in the dity of Hutte, and although not revolving tne support from the city that an oflicef should receive in the enforcement of the hew, I am st tisfiled that even though it Is not altogether stamped out, that as a result of being driven into hidden places, tmany it child is wearing shoes to school during the present winter that would bi kept Indoors if gambling was In full force, and many a mother is able to pay, her grocery bill, which would not he a fact if miatty of the city officials had their own way in the matter. I will further plead guilty to Interfer ing with prize lights in the city of Butte, and this also at the request of commit tees from the good citizens of Hilver Bow county and the city of Butte; and in so doing I have had to go contrary to the wishes of some of my warm personal friends as well as some of the political powers in this community, who desired to have full sway in such matters. Further on the article last quoted from I find the following! "The city is not in. misting that any employes of the county be restored to their positions, or that any reasons for their discharge he given, said a city omcial yesterday. County At. torney preen recently discharged a Mr. Fitzgerald, a deputy its his office, and ap pointed Mr. Yancey in his place. No rea son has been assigned for the chsge by Mr. Breen, yet he insists that eve .oft cial must have a fair tr bef6 is discharged. Now if Mrk n the privilege of discharging a man that doesn't suit him, why should not city offi* dials have that right? Mr. Breen has also discharged a constable or two that did not suit him. He has never given any reason for such discharge, and why should he be so determined that the city must give reasons for the discharge of any employe it finds not to be suitable?" I will may in relation to the above that when the county attorney of Silver Bow county appoints an assistant or a deputy said appointment does not have to be affirmed by the board of county com missioners or any other body, but on the contrary said appointment is subject only to his own will. While with the mayor of the city each appointment must be submitted to the council before he is en titled to a place on the payroll of the city, and he must receive the indorse ment of the said (onnell by a majority vote before he can ie removed or sus pended for cause, and then only until the next meeting of the council, when the facts relating to said suspension or re moval must be stated, The Fitzgerald Appointment. In relation to the appointment by me of James T. Fitzgerald as a deputy In this office, T desire to subm't the follow Ing, which is fouwi on page 66 of my let ter book: March 6, 1001. lion. Mike Tonery, Chairman Central Committee of Populist Party: Dear Mir-A li1 known as House Rill 'Continued on Page Three.)