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VOL. XXI. NO. 259 BUTTP. MONTANA, PRIDA' WENING. JANUARY 24, 1902. PRICE FIVE CET RAILROAD MA6NAT[S RML AND HARRIMAN APPEAR RWFORE THE INTER STATE COMMEROCE COMOIBSION. BOTH TESTIFY THIS AFTERNOON First Two Witnesses Today Swear That the Proposed Merger of Interests Would Kake Little or No Differ enoe In Question of Ratee. (By Associated Press.) Chicago, Jan. 24.-What is expected to be one of the most interesting resslons the inter state commerce com.nission ever held began here today. The promised presence of Jamcqp J. Hill and E. H. HIiahrniaj, who ar. cup posed to know all about the community of interest plans of the railroads and who are expected to enlighten the com nisasion on various points concerning the plan, brought a crowd of curious people, chiefly traction men, into court. It is the expressed purpose of the com mission to discover, if possible, what changes, if any, have been created be tween the general public and the rail roads by reason of the "associate man agement" of the latter. The commissioners desire to find out if the carrying out of the community of interest idea has affected the rate situ ation in a way contrary to law, or, as claimed, if it is likely to affect the sta bility and non-discrimination of and in rates for which the commission has long battled. Hill and Harriman Present. Mr. Hill and Mr. Harriman both reached Chicago during the morning, and Mr. Hill, accompanied by Mr. Gro ver, his attorney came at once before the commission. Chairman Knapp, being appealed to, stated that Mr. Hill would be allowed to testify at a time which would permit him to take a train for New York tonight. Mr. Hill would not talk to reporters who sought an outline of his testimony. Darius Miller, first vice-president and traffic manager of the Chicago, Burling ton & Quincy, and former manager of the Great Northern, was the first wit ness. In answer to questions by Mr. Day, attorney for the commission, Mr. Miller stated that the Burlington was abso lutely independent in "its operations and in making of rates." "Have you received instructions from either Mr. Hill or Mr. Harriman, in re gard to making rates?" Mr. Day asked. "I have received none,' the witness answered. Commissioner Prouty asked the wit ness to what extent the Northern Paciflo and Great Northern were competitors, and Mr. Miller put the competitive traffic at about 25 per cent. He declared that the Burlington was not a competitor of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific. He said the two northern roads had made frequent agreements to maintain rates, but said he knew of no penalty having been im posed for violation of agreements. Stubbs on the Stand. J. C. Stubbs, traffic manager of the Southern Pacific and the Union Pacific, followed Mr. Mille'. Mr. Stubbs stated that E. H. Harriman was chairman of the board of directors of both roads, but he was appealed to only in extreme cases. Mr. Stubbs said no such case had arisen since his appointment, and that she had proceeded under his general in structions from Mr. Harriman. He said that rates generally had been fairly well maintained, but that there had been demcnrellzation in Colorado and Utah. He declared that the Southern Pacific and Atchison were competitors. "le there no -agreement between yo'i and the Santa Fe road as to a division of the oil and sugar traffic?" asked Mr. Day. "No," replied the witness. "There is a division of the orange traffic, but this is due to the fact that about 50 per cent of the crop is tributary to each line." The witness averred that the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific were competitors. Although he admitted that the believed the Union Pacific controlled the Southern Pacific, he declared that this control could not have any effect on rates. "A look at Me map will show you what this competition is," Mr. Stubbs observed parenthetically. At 12:40 the commission took a recess until 2 p. m. FAREWELL TO SHAW. Many of His Old Friends Wish Him God-Speed. (By Associated Press.) Dennison, Ia., Jan. 24.-More than 1000 people crowded the Denison Opera house last night to attend a farewell re ception to Gov. Leslie 14. Shiaw, the new secretary of the tr'tastury. People from all the surrounding coun try were in ntten:ance. Old-time farmer friends without re gaiJ to politic', drovo 2( mnilcu to bit the governor God -speed. Governor Shaw r3celve3 a treme!Vlous ovation when he arose to speak. Sr.".'e tary Shaw left for Des Moines this morning. K.. Bean pt Pekin. (By Associated Press.) Paris, Jan. 24.-A dispatch has been received at the foreign office from M. Beau, the French minister at Pekin. In 'ormtng the officials that he had pre sented his credentials. The message does not contain any particul)rs, but the for cign office presumes that M. Beau had previously received satisfaetory assur ances from the Chinese ofmlalq regard ing the pending missionary questions. PRELIMINARY REDUCTION Of BUTit ORES B[OAN TODAY' IN ANACONDA'S GIAITSM[[TINO RLANT. (Special to Inter Mountain.) ANACONDA, Jan. 24.-Today will mark an import ant epoch in the history of Anaconda, for the rea son that this is the date upon which the first ore was started on its way through the new reduction works. The first car load of ore was dumped into the con centrator bins yesterday afternoon. This was followed by others, aggregating altogether* over six hundred tons. Today another train load arrived, and shortly after wards the machinery of the immense plant was started in motion and the first pound of ore was dropped into IHE NEW CONCENTRATOR-LA.(UEST IN THE WORLD. the crushers. No special ceremony marked the occasion, but there was present to witness the event officials of the various departments. The start today is only a preliminary run. It will be some days yet before every thing will be in readiness for steady operations. However, from 500 to 1000 tons of ore will be received daily and everything is in shape to handle a greater tonnage. Officials of the company are much pleased with the plant. BOZEMAN COIURIS JAMES ERICKSON FOUND GUILTY OF GRAND LARCENY. STOLE A HORSE LAST SPRING Case of the State Against Ed Alderson for Killing 31k Is Now on Trial -Bosemanites Expect a Storm. 0 (Special to Inter Mountain.) O O Bozeman, Jan. 24.-I he jury in 0 0 in the case of the state vs. James 4, Erickson returned a verdict in I> 9 court this morning finding biot 0 4 guilty of grand larceny. 0 4 He stole a horse last summer 4 I; from Joseph Dringle and took it 4 4 over to Livingston and sold it to 0 4 Billy Miles for $15. O He will be sentenced Monday. 4 O The case of the state vs. Ed 0 O Alderson, in which the defendant 4 O is accused of killing game out of 4 4 season, is now being tried. G 4 A strong east wind is blowing 4 4 with the thermometer registering O 4 10 below rezo. 4' 0 The snow is beginning to fall 4) and there is every indication of 4' the coming of the worst blizzard 4 4 of the season. n 4,4,4444,4,,4,4, 4)04)00'4 v4,'4 MARKET WAS STAGNANT. Some Pow Gains But on the Whole a Poor Day. (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 24.-Price changes in the opening dealings were of little sig nificance and exceeded half only in a few casee. On manipulation Metropolitan, Man hattan, Sugar, Copper and Gas advanced 1 to 1%, but trading became almost stagnant on attempts to realize. Large blocks of copper were taken around 72 and a later rise in sugar to 127% caused a steadier tone elsewhere. Distilling preferred and Pacific coast second preferred gain.1%. The market was very dull but prices dropped generally to below last night. The reaction ran to 1@1% for Sugar, Metropolitan, Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific and St. Paul, and carried Read ing a ponit under last night, the second preferred 1% and Lackawanna 2%. Bonds were less active and irregular. MAKING CLOSE INQUIRY. Desmond Takes Personal Charge of Cooper Murder Case. (By Associated Pres'j) St. Louis, Jan. 24.-Chief of Detective Desmond started out t-day to personally investigate the mysterious murder of Alexander Dean Cooper, the wealthy business man who was killed at the Vista Turkish Ilith house night befcre last. After questioning 4inother, the negro attendant at the bath house, for four h6urs without result, t.hie! Desmond de cided to take him to the scene of the crime and have him re-enact his move ments on the night in question. The inquest into the death of Mr. Cooper has been pcstpan.] until tomor rrow when it is hoped to have more evi dence to present to the coroner's jury. ISSUE HABEAS CORPUS WRIT. Nellie Graham Will Have a Hearing Before Judge Leslie. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helan, Jan. 24.-The supreme court today issued a writ of habeas corpus re quiring Sheriff Thomas Clary of Fort Benton to appear before Judge Leslie January 28 and show cause why he should not relase Nellie Graham, who is serving a sentence for selling liquor without a license. The petitioner secured the ear of the court through Attorney F. E. Stranahan, ahd alleges that no public offense was charged in the complaint upon which she was convicted. She further alleges that the justice court at Fort Benton, had no jurisdiction in the case. MORE MURDERS SAN FRANCISCO HAS ANO!1ER MYSTERY ADDED T3 LIST. PROBABLY DONE BY FOOTPADS Joseph Pedro, Foreman of Contracting Firm Is Found with a Bullet in His Brain-No Clue to the Murderer. (By Associated Press.) San Francisco, Jan. 24.-Another mur der, supposedly the work of footpads, was committed in the Mission district early this morning, the victim being Joseph Pedro, foreman for a large firm of contractors. Pedro's corpse was discovered on the sidewalk on Seventh street, by two po licemen about 4 o'clock, with a bullet hole on the left side in the region of the kidneys. He had apparently been dead but a short time for the body was still warm. The deceased recently came here from the Interior of the state, where he leaves a wife and child. There is no clue to his murderer. FIRST RAILROAD PROBABLE THAT AMERICANS WILL BUILD IN CHINA. ELECTRIC ROAD IN SHANGHAI Propositions for Trolly Road 23 Miles Long Will Be Received Up to March 2 of This Year-English Com pany After It, Too. (By Associated Press.) New York, Jan. 24.-ft is likely that American capital will build, equip and operate the first electrical railroad in China. It has been learned that prominent banking houses in this city, interested in local traction companies were prepar ing to invade Shanghai. That city asked for proposals to build and operate a 23-mile railroad there. The Shanghai officials stipulated that propositions must be made before Malr. 2, of this year. Electrical companies immediately Ihe gan to consider the proposition, but be cause they were averse to operating in addition to constructing and equipping the plan was conceived to form a separ ate company. This firm does businesi In China and one of its members ives :n Shanghai. He already has been appointed Chinese agent for the International Banking cor. poration. A London company probably will com pete for the contract. HIGEWAYMEN ARE CAPTURED. Outlaws Who Killed Sheriffs Smith and Beck Behind the Bars. (By Associated Press.) Guthrie, O. T., Jan. 24.-Word reached the United States marshal's office here yesterday that two of the highwaymen that figured in the fight at Anadarko when Sheriffs Smith and Beck were killed last week were captured yester day afternoon on the Kaw Indian reser vation, 15 miles northwest of Newkirk, 0. T. The capture was made by Sheriff tie, lin of Kaw county, and a posse. The two men tally exactly with the description of the highwaymen Wv. killed the Anakardo officers, and theyiiq is no doubt in the minds of the authoe . ties that they have the right men. One gave- the name of Copper and the other Charles Moffitt, They have been in lidilg in that vi cinity for two days and are now in J)lf at Newkirk. They were heavily armed, havims 't voedqef ammunition. The thir4 bhgh waggag , known to be badly wquns fARMERS KILLED ROBBERS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ES CAPE KILL TWO MEN. WERE IN A FORTIFIED CAVE Posse Is Now Tracking the Des peradoes Who Have Gone Further -Robbed a General Store-Se cured But Little. (lUy Associated Press.) Hutchinson, Kane., Jan. 214.-Acuor Iln;; , a report received here, two men have been killed and a third wounded in n fight with robbers who looted Gross & Richards general store at Te.umneari, returing about $400 worth of goods. In getting away from Tecunicari, the robbers crossed the Spikes brothers' rafch, where they were attacked. -Dick and John Spikes were killed and rered Spikes was wounded. The sheriff's posse, in tracking the robbers found a fortified cave filled with bides and supplies, but the roters had left, going further south. HOMESTEAD LAW NEEDED. Secretary Root Before the House Com mittee on Insular Atairs. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Jan. 24.-Secretary Itoot y3sterday appeared before the house in sular affaire committee to urge the en actment of a homestead law for the Phil Ippines. lie said there would be legislation to enable the Filipino to acquire title to pioperty, and the denial of that right was, in his opinion, the cause of much at the present disturbance. He thought a homestead law should be passed to permit the natives to make entry of 100 acres of land as the maxi mum, the local government to flix the rnizndum. He urged the repeal of the Spooner amncendment prohihiting the cutting of t'mber and granting of franchises. He itid that Industry In the islands should be promoted, not prevented. The islands needed railroads to de velop their abundant resources of tim bhr, coal and other minerals. DOUGHERTY KNOCKED OUT. Defeated in Mi11 With Forbes, for the Bantam Championship of America. (By Associated Press.) St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 24.-Danny Dough erty of Philadelphia was knocked out in the fourth round by Harry Forbes of tChicago, at the West End club last night in what was scheduled as a ire-round bout at 115 pounds for the bantam weight championship of America. Both men were in first-class trim and the fight was flast and clean. Dough erty did not show in the shape hoped for by his friends, his leads being ill judged cnd his blows lacked steam. On the other hand, Forbes showed to *'operb advantage. Djugherty did somne good wook in the third round, but ?orbes did not mind his punches in the tast and the round ended with honors even. In the fourth round, at the termina tion of a lively exchange, Forbes feinted with his left and then sent a straight right to Dougherty's jaw, giving him his quietus. Bookwalter Elected President. (By Asspclated Press.) Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 24.--The warring factions in the American Bowling con gres camne together last night and set tied tbir differences. Mayor Charles A. Itookwaiter of dianapolis was ele*ted ,president of the ongress for the ensuing year. The convention and tourney of 1903 will go to Indianapolis. McLean and Steers of Chicago won first prize in the two-men class. Their score of 1237 is a new record. Krug and Dyinger of Los Angeles, California, won second prize, with a score of 1220. Dtate Watossologist, St. Paut. Jan. 34.-The state board of regents of the University of Minnesota today elected Prof. L. L. Washburn of the Oregon State university, to succeed the late Otto Lugger, as 't~te onto. mologist. MINERS ENTOMBED EXPLOSION AT LOST CREEK, IOWA, A TERRIBLE APPAIR. SIXTY-TWO IN THE MINE YET It I. Almost Impossible to Get Par ticular. But It Is Feared That There Are Many Dead-Thought to Be Dust Explosion. (Ity Annlueated Prºos~.) 4) V Des Moines, la., Jan. 24.--Newn V O was reitlved at 1 o'clock of i. v, terrible mine explotion tit Lost <> AD Creek, Jowa, ten miles south of . * Oskaloosa. Seventy miners are re- ' ported to be mintoing. . O4 4> I'artlculars are hard to obtain 4 * owing to the fact that the mine. iN 4 4) ten tilles in the country and there Q> 4, is but one telephone line to it. 4> 6+ The disaster, It hi said, was 4 * iaueed by it niust explosion and t4 4' took iittet itt 12:11). There were 1100 miners in the 4 mine at the time, mind all have 4 got out except 60, who are enn ", torthed in the back part of the 4) ' sidet shaft. Hixteen iutltei have been taken 4) frorm the Lout C nri. minets all 4 h'oritly burneul, aeeoriling to a 4 telephone menssage received by m 4' the Daily I'alittal, 4' 4' The eas tnd of the itmino is on 4' 4 fire and it is statei liii I there is 4) 9 little hope now of tuving the 30 4' w or 40 minhinrs entotmbed. ^. MONROE WINK TEL RACE, Victorin Motor-Paced Race at Philadel phir Last Night. (fty Anseeilated Press.) Philadelphia, Jan. 24.--fenny Monroe of Memphis carried ofn the honors last might In the motor paced bicycle race with Howard Freeman of Portland, Ore.; Otto Maya, Erie, Pennwylvania, and A. Rutz, New Haven, Connecticut, at the Second Iteginent armonry. Freeman captured second .and Maya took third money. The race was run in two heats of five rnlten each and two finals of ten miles each. Monror and Freeman were pitted against each other for first money. Freeman led the fitrt mile and then Moirre caught him, anrid went to the front. The latter gained steadily and on the sixth sidle itlapted his opponent. GOVERNMLNNT'S RULE COERCION. John Redmond leakes a Fiery Speech in House of Commons. (Hiy Aeoriiated Ir'eas.) Loundon, Jan. 24.- The debate on the address in reply to the speech from the throne wits resutierd in the house of commons yesterday by John UItArmond, the Irish national learers % iro moved an arrrudmrnt intrluring the whole 4iurestlon of Irish grievrtces. lie (ierlared in ratad of remrnrdying ad mitted wrongs the government had fallen back on the old methods of coercion. The Irt4 people would yet teach Mr. Wyndham (lrier secretary for Ireland) to repent bil refusal to grant the rea sonable demands of Ireland in regard to the compulsory sale and purchase of land. Thor. was no country in the world where crime was less frequent than In Ireland, yet the coeriton act had been resurrected after a decade and had been ruthlessly applied. Mcores, including members of the house of commonsu, had been unjiustifi ably imprisoned, and trial by Jury hadi been abolished. Oklahoma Kearing. (By Associated Prees.) Washington, Jan. 24.--The hearings on admitting Oklahoma to statehood began yesterday before the house committee on territories and will continue tomor row. Delegate Flynn made the prmsen tatlon, speaking for separate stitehood for Oklahoma. He was supportel In his viqwa by Sidney Clark and others. S[ISMIC SHOCKS ST. W UIB IS VISITED BY TWO DI. TINCT EARTHQUAKES EARLY THIS MORNING. PEOPLE RAN OUTSIDE IN FEAR Was a Rumbling Sound and Extreme ly Severe at Clifton Heights, Al though No Actual Damage Resulted. (fly AssowinLttd Press.) St. Louis, Jan. 24.--Two distinit shocks of earthquake were felt In St. f.,,in and vicinity this mnorning. 'Ihe firet shock was Light. The second was more revere. It awakened persons who hnd slept through the fhit shock, and got them out of b"!, The shi i'ki were aeon pia ii oI by a rutobling saninl, and uoasiitnid the rattling of iriikery and swmngnty of pictures. At Clifton ileighl the shock$ were very severe unmi vet'rlI pereta went into thuir yards, fining liie houses o mdhi b4 lhak(n doe n. The shoiks were felt distinctly in the toi-4itolil nI(1.418$ the liver in IIllinis. In Venice, l'uildinis shook iit win dow l rattled so that residenil oilieved tnlt explilon had Ioh mreii in the nelgh borh4itl. Shock at Quincy. (Hy Asoreteteil Press.) Quincy, Ill., J in. 24.-There was i pro niuncl'4 14rthquillo shock here of 4:40 o'clock this morning. The seinsti' die turani1ne ii5lat nearly a minute anid the o4illlutlion wan fiurom east to w4. n. The shaking of wllI was perielpttblt In many brick rankle-n,",*s Felt in Kansas City. (fiy Asich 4 4 r11 s 4 ian4.) Kansnas ('iy, Jun. 24.- What is be liev'ed to have tein nii earthlI,41uk Mhork wan experienced in the north1iit ex trenally or the city early thits morning. The lnolemln1nt w4a4 slight, a41 1 ) dam age reulited. STEAMSHIP MEN ARRIVE. Reports of Consolidation Schemes Without Foundation. (fly Associated Piress.) New York, Jan. 24.-The White Star steamer Celtic arrived today from Idiver pool and Queenstown. Among her pas sengers was a number of English 1ship ping men, whose mission, it was rumor ed, waH to form it. c(mbitn of tralis Atlaentic 3ajssenger and freight lines. The party included the (tight lion. W. J. heirrte, ihairiman of the 1144Ir-lit and Wolff Strip Building company tund direc tor of the L~eyland and White Star lines; ienry Wilding of Itilitardaut, Spence & Company, 1'ngtsih agents of the Inter national Navlgation company, and who suceeeded J. It. Ellerman um chairman of the Leyland line, anld J. liruclel 1lsnny and W, H. (.raves, directors of the White Star line. They are accompanied by Rialph Ne ville and John Dickinson, nmaritmlre law yers. Mr. Ilmay, when seen at uarantilne, said: "These same rumors were current one year ago, but there Is nothing in the re ports. My visit here is to study the Celtic and ilther fur a trip to this Medi terrunean. I can give no other state ments at this time." EXTENT OF FLORIST INDUSTRY. Statistics About the Raising of Flow ers Are Given Out. (By Aesociated Press.) Waehington, Jan. 24.-The extent of the florist industry of the United States is shown by the final cen05us etatistics as announced on the final estimates making the culti "ation of flowers and ornamental plants their printlpai bust ness. These figures show for the United States a total of 6119 such estailish ments, cultivating and using in their business 42,647 acres, of which 34,692 is improved land. The value of the land and buildings used by these 4'abalblishmonts is $50,619, 000, of which $22,674,350 represents the buildings alone. The value of tihe implements and ma chinery for those esitblishmlents is 1,367, 087. The value of all the products, In. eluding the flowers grown in their green houses a.id fields and the varlous farm crops on the lands contrulled by them is $18,:17,420. The amount. expended by all these es t'titshmnents for fertilizer was $318,298 aund for labor $4,125,799. More than one-hblt of the establish menis are luocted in the North Atlantlo division of states, SAVED BY AN OFFICER. Would-Be Assassin After King George of Greece. (fly Assoctated Press.) Vienna, Jan. 24.T--The Nel Frie Plresse today prints an unconfirmed story of an attempt to assassinate King t4lgrge of Greece. Accordingt to this report his majesty was walking in the park at Phaleron, when a man brandishing e knife, rushed upon him. A park inspect: or jumped between tile mand received a stab intended for the king. The would* be assassin was arrested. Pass Pure Food Bill. (fly Associated Preus.) Chicago, Jan, 24,-:State Pure Food Commissioner A. H. Jones, who has just returned from Washington, says he is co:,fldent of the passage of his bill to es'tlhtlih a food bureau in the Unite(s States department of agrloulture.