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Has Wasted to a Mere Shadow-Son Is
in Oonstant Attendance at His Bed
side-Had Much to Do With the
Early Successes of the Boston &
Montana Mining Company.
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
San Francisco, Jan. 27.-Capt. Thomas
Couch is dangerously Ill at Lane's hos
pital in this city and his physicians
have little hopes for his recovery.
He has wasted to a mere shadow of
his former robust appearance. His ail
ment is a complication of liver and
stomach troubles.
The end may come any day.
His son is in constant attendance
upon him. The captain has many friends
Well Known in Butte.
Capt. Thomas Couch is practically a
Montana man and has hundreds of
friends in Butte and other parts of the
state who will be pained to learn of his
serious illness.
When the Boston & Montana Mining
company first began operations in this
city Mr. Couch was selected to manage
its affairs, a position he held for several
years, durijg which he displayed rare
judgment in the development of the
company's properties.
In fact to Captain Couch belongs most
of the credit for the wonderful progress
made by the company in the earlier his
tory of the corporation.
Built Great Falls Smelter.
The building of the smelter at Great
Falls was also the result of the captain's
energy, his judgment in the matter of se
lecting the site and getting the work
under way being considered one of his
greatest achievements.
While in the employ of the Boston &
Montana Mr. Couch bought a ranch near
Great Falls and stocked it and since he
left the company has been dividing his
time between the ranch and some min
Ing interests he owns on Feather river.
'His last visit to Butte was in July or
August of 1901. He was then en route
from the ranch to California, but
stopped in Butte a few days to see some
of his old friends.
At that time he complained of not be
ing well.
His Butte and other Montana friends
hope he will recover from his illness, but
at the same time they realize that the
message relative to his condition holds
out little encouragement.
Redmond Coming Over.
(By Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 27.-The White Star' linor
Cymric, which is to sail from Liverpool
January 29 for New York, wtil have
among her passengers William H. Ited
mnond, member of parliament for East
Clare, and Joseph Devlin of Belfast. who
are 'to make a tour of the United Stdat,'
for the purpose of completing the work
of organizing the United Irish icague in
Book House Destroyes.
-(By Associated Press.)
Cincinnati, Jan. 27.-"-A fire today
bunned the book house of W. E. Davie
& Co., 224 East Fourth street, causing a
loss estimated at $50,000. The establish
ment is widely known among book
lovers as the repository for '.ld and rare
volumes, many of which wer, destroyed.
(Speelal to Inter Mountain.)
Helena, Jan. 27.-The attention of the
supreme court was occupied during the
entire morning with arguments upon the
motion of the Montana Ore Purchasing
company for a return of the $350,000
cash bond put up for it by the Delaware
Surety company.
Attorney Denny opened the argument
for the Montana Ore Pur'hasing enm
pany. He contended that when the su
preme court refused to change the order
of the lower court refusing to grant an
injunction that the case was settled so
far as the bond was concerned.
Was a Bright Scheme.
Orvis Evans claimed that the money
could not be returned without impair
ing the indemnity given the Boston &
Montana in the main issue of the Penn
sylvania case.
The Delaware Surety company was or
ganized a few days before the bond was
required and was, the speaker declared,
merely a bright scheme to secure a sure
ty on the bond without making any une
liable. The company had never done
any business, and its officers were clerks
in Mr. Heinze's brothers' manufactory.
The court having refused to accept
the surety bond the so-called Delaware
Surety company came forward and put
up the cash.
The minute the cash bond was taken
down the Boston & Montana company
had absolutely no protection at all.
"We asked that the ore bodies in" the
Pennsylvania mine be preserved pending
our appeal," said Mr. Evans, "and the
court found sufficient merit in our ap.
peal to require this bond, to protect us
from loss."
No One Responsible.
Mr. Evans also contended that in
Will Hold a Publie Reception for Two
Hours-Visits the Schley School and
Receives Resolutions From Ger
man Societies.
(Dy Associated Press.)
Chicago, Jan. 27.--Admiral Schley.
after a quiet Sunday and a good night'e
sleep, rose today much refreshed and ex
pressed himself as ready to meet the rn
quirements of tha day's program
At 3 p. m. the most severe physical or
deal of his visit here will begin. It is a
public reception, at which the admiral
is expected to stand for two hours. shaK
Ing the hands of those who wish to mee:
Chairman E. A. Munger, of the Hamil
ton club, whose guest the admiral is, de
dares that the reception will close at U
o'clock, no matter how many people are
The first item on the distinguished
visitor's schedule today wait a visit to
the W. S. Schley school.
At 11 a. m., he was presented with
resolutions of esteem and approbation
by a committee of 22. representing the
German societies of Chicago.
At noon, he took luncheon with Mr.
Munger and, at 2 p. m., met members of
the Maryland society of Chicago at a re
ception in the Palmer house.
At 6 p. m., the admiral will he the
guest of the Illinois naval militia at a
dinner at the Auditorium. A review of
the first ship's crew at their armury will
complete the day.
' German Press Condemns His Recent
(By Associated Press.)
London, Jan. 27.-The Vienna corre
spondent of the Times says the Clerical,
Radical and Socialist press continues to
express dissatisfaction at Count von
Bulow's recent appearance in the Prus
elan chamber.
The Vossiache Zeitung makes a direct
attack upon him, comparing him with
statesmen like Caprivi, count Eulen
burg, Baron Marachall, von ltieberstein,
and the late Dr. Miquel.
The Frankfurter Zeitung says:
"Count von Buelow's way of treating a
political question must very soon result
in utter failure; sooner, probably, than
many people imagine."
The Kolnische Volks'eitung says that
von Buelow's indefinite attitudes at" no
longer acceptab!l. Friends and foes
alike are tired of conundrumns and de
mand plain language.
Movement Seems to Be on Foot for
This Purpose.
(fy Associated Press.)
Boston, Jan. 27.-A nmovement seenmc
to be on foot to oust Oliver H. ('utts, the
Harvard football team's big tackle, from
the university, and it is stated that th'
recent effort to induce Cutts to go to
Phillips Exeter academy in the capacity
of coach was inspired by the authorities
at Cambridge.
Cutts was regarded as more or less
of a hero when the news of his profes
sionalism was admitted, but since then
the students have experienced a reversal
of feeling.
making an investigation of the acts of
officers of the Delaware Surety company
and the Montana Ore Purchasing com
pany that the officials was not in a posi
tion to get at the facts in the case.
Mr. Heinze had vaguely stated that a
check had been drawn by him for the
money put up, and when further ques
tioned he relied upon his rights and ob
jections of counsel.
There are no-men of responsibility, he
said, connected with the Delaware Surety
company, and service could not be se.
cured upon them. The Boston & Mon
tnna company was not parties to the
hearing and were given no opportunity
to present the matter to Attorney C(n
eral Donovan, and only the views and
evidence of the Heinze interests were
The speaker also stated that sonic of
the parties connected with the surety
company had been indicated by thi
grand jury in New York for perjury in
connection with their testimony in this
Relies On Order.
John Forbia spoke for 15 minutes. He
stated that the bond required by the
court was like a promissory note and it
could not be cancelled.
He relied upon the wording of the
order which said that:
"Such bond shall be required until the
ownership of the veins in controversy
shall have been finally decided."
Judge Bach of the Montana Ore Pur
chasing company stated that he did not
believe his clients should be robbed of the
fruits won in the lower court. He con
tended that the bond was merely put up
rending the injunction appeal to the
higher qpurt and not the main issue in
the Pennsylvania case.
(Special to-bter Mountain.)
Virginia City, Jan. 27.-Frederiok 3Creianer, a pioneer of Montana, and
one of the beat-known men in Maditun mounty, is dying. He has been 111
for some days of a stomach iroubl^e and his sickness assumed a serious
phase this morning.
A consultation of physiclans wea ordeind and the medical men are agreed
that he cannot recover.
Mr. Kreemer arrived at Virginie titp in the yellow dayys of Alder gulch.
As a young man he worked in the plher mines, and was associated with
men who now hold high places in this Mtalt.
Then he engaged in business, aa4 Pis mercantile career dates back 80
years. He is fairly well-to-do.
He has served in Madison count.* as coroner, and until January 1 was a
member of the city council. He is abOmt AS years of 'age.
Extreme Cold Weather Is Reported
Throughout the Misissippi Valley
and the Northwestern States
Have Plenty of Coal.
(fly Aancioted Press.)
Chicago, Jan. 27.--t'hcago is strug
gling under the biting blasts of a coldi
wave that arrived here last night, the
offshoot of the big blizzard that has been
raging in the Nouthwest.
In the I at 24 hours the temperature
has fallen 46 degrees, having touched 8
degrees below zero before daylight.
As the day advan ce the mercury rope
slightly in the thermometer, and at 10
o'clock was C degri Ii(Olow.
Profieior t'ox of th'' we.ther bureau
ire tici that nightfall will s.nt the tium
perature back to 10 below.
All the Northwest is autriring from
the extremely cold wealth r, whicth cover.
all the upper lake region and the 11is.!s
sipji valley region, extending to tha
southern portions of Illinois, Missouri
and Kansas.
In the farther Northwestern states tipe
range of temperature is from 10 to 21
degrees below zero.
Trame has been severely impeded
wherm th< btlinr.t .a arzco, and passet
ger trains on nearly all roads aruivel
here sever al hours late.
Coal dealers express no fear of a
repetition of the caol famine that waa
isought oi by the cold wave unless tha
below zero temperatures outlast a week.
Chilly at St. Paul.
Ily Aesociated Press.)
it. Paul, Jan. 27.-Thermometers
ranged frim 15 to 25 degrees below zori
here last night, the otic :"i filgures being
IC below. Continued (ild is prorniscd.
Making Arrangements for Tourna
ment of Telegraphers at Atlanta.
(1ly Associated Pres.)
Ailanta,Cu., Jan. 27.-The telegraphers'
of Atlanta have decided that the tour.
nament which they are arranging for
March 1 shall be national in scope, in
stead of being limited to the country
south of the Ohio river.
President Roosevelt will be asked t r
furnish the subject matter for the con
test. This will require a composition of
nearly 350 words, as it is the Intention
to have the test continue for five
The executive committee has named
an honorary committee consisting of the
following: Andrew Carnegie, Thomas A.
Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Thomas It.
Eckert, John W. Mackay and Melville E.
There is a strong hope that Messrs.
Marconi and stone may ihe induced to
visit Atlanta on the occasion of the
Go Through tne Ice While Shating an$
(By Associated Press.)
Sprague, Wash., Jan. 27.-The young
son and daughter of Cleve Smith, Rich
ard, aged 12, and Georgiana, aged 14, with
Joseph Calvin, a hired man, were drown
ed while skattng near Alki, Saturday
The three went skating and did not
return in the evenin". Mr. Smith, think
Ing they might have stopped at a neigh
for's for the night, did not go to look
further until Sunday morning, when he
called at the different neighbors' houses,
but could not find them.
He then went to the lake and found
their caps frozen in the Ice. He broke
the ice and with poles managed to get
the bodies out.
Mr. Smith has lived in the neighbor.
hood for 15 years and Is well known.
Joseph Calvin, the hired man, is lately
from Carmi, Illinois, coming from there
this summer and working in the harvest
® Canal Committee Hearings. *
4'- 4'
' (By Associated Preps.) m
4> Washington, Jan. 27.-The sen- 4'
!J ate committee on interoceanic can. 4'
4 als did not make a report today, 4,
0 but decided to have hearings be- 4
® ginning next Monday. The mem
o bers of the lsthmian commission #
4 and such other witnesses as may
O be desired will be summoned.
no) TIME
Evanston's Mayor Was Too Much for
Them, However, and Saved Him
self Although Many Small
Traders Were Hurt.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, Jan. 27.-A panic stared the
board of trade speculators in the face
when business opened today, for the bot
Lom seemingly had fallen out of oats. It
all came about by a tremendous bear
campaign begun by enormous liquida
lions it May oats.
For Wsaue time traders have been pro
tleting "that something would happen"
in oats and as soon as a stream of May
iats began to flow into the pit prices
dropped and dropped.
At once gossip had it that James Pat
ton, mayor of Evanston, who is credited
with a corner of 100,000,000 bushels of
May oats, was unloathng. Weak hold
ers of margined oats had to let go every
Ihing the had.
Exuberant bears said!
.We told you so," and began to sell
I short in great quantities and everything
cent, by the board.
Sliions of bushels were lkttidate4
& itn uas than half an hour. May oats
c 5 cents. Support soon appeared in a
itarked degree.
The talk changed from Patten liquida
tion to the other view of it, that an at
rempt had been made again to squeeze
Ia tIten.
Market Recovers Again.
When it was found Patten was buying
and other longs came to the support. the
other short sellers became frightened.
hurried to cover and prices as quickly
began to ascend again.
In 15 minutes May had recovered
nearly all It lont and. after its drop from
4,11/4 to 3914, logan to steady around 42.
liven after the tltst hour's ex''temoent.
the feeling was v' ty terse.
Traders feel that the course grain sit
uation is a matter of guess work. Th,
only t.c ag certain is that prices are vert
high c onipiired with othtey years. Nitum
tlly, the rtse and fall of oats affected
other grains.
May wheat diul break from 78% to 77.
btt soon reacted on the oats' revival to
May eorn also fell off from 62 to 68;i
and, feeling the influence of oats rena
lively stronger than wheat, reached on
the early spurt, only to 61.
'Provisions were weakened as well and
broke from 50 to 22%e.
Later developtments ehowed that the
beams had taken advantage of l'atten'i
absewce from the pit to raid the market
Mr. Patten made this statenent:
"I have not sold a 'five' of oats this
morning. It is a delberate ratd. There.
i.s no doubt it was started to force m"
to sell.
"The toilers are out, but the people
wvho planned the raid did not get wha:
they were after."
?amily Feud Results in Death in
(By Astotaicted Press.)
Oh illicothe, Ohto, Jan. 27.-Joseph Cox
allot and killed Howard Itateliffe at
qhimrch L$unday evening at IEagle MItts, 15
milles east of here.
Cox had been (raying attention to Rtt
cliffe's sister and Itatellife strongly ob
Cox took Miss Ratcliffe to church last
night, and when Itateliffe saw thi't to
gether in church he at once assaulted
(.ox, who drew a weapon and fired, the
ball passing through Rateliffe's boidy.
He fell in the aisle and expired amtil
shricks of terrified women. Both men
are of respectable families, attd are
nchool teachers. Itatctifie married a sicc
ltr of Cox.
C, Cx was arrested attc taken to MIac~r
thur today.
But Little Trading Today ar d Market
Was Quiet.
(By Associated Preys.)
New York, Jan. 27.-The railroad list
showed depression at the opening today.
Among the industrials and specialties
there were some notable gains, Natiwial
bead rising 1% and Clucose 2 points.
Amalgamated Copper, Smelting and Su
gar gained only a small traction each.
There was an absence of any decided
tone until near 11 o'clock, when the prin
cipal stocks sold off in sympathy with
Metropolitan Street Railway.
Fluctuations meanwhile were mostly
narrow, aside from a half dozen inactive
l Edward Beaupre, the Giant of the
stocks, whith moved a point or so either
way. Lead preferred headed one division,
while k h neral Elet'tric headed the other,
with it lain of 1%.
Ily noon, the itiarket was lifi'lits+, but
fairly firm.
ltinds -were dull and Irregular.
The imarket later showed conniderable
imir l'm'ent in tote and prices. Many
stoikc mine i omn lete recoveries. Hiugur
anw Ainilgatrnatitd ('oipper roie about a
pojit over ia r1itayy's close.
Nititonal lead and I olnrado Fuel de
clined 2 hIr sii.
IRack Driver Took the High Line for a
Mile or So.
(fly Anneuelated Press.)
filleago, Mn. .27._. While returning frain
a funeritli, Charles Spalding drove lie
cartriage igion the Chicago and North
wr'.tertn elevated triuiksu at Diversy
atrett. A won:an aid citi'd in the
vohtile fatntid, anither bectna e hycteri
nal, two expreass trains were fi gged iand
two shits were fireid at the hilarious
driver before he way itwae-d.
Poli'eimn frott tbr e stations joined in
the 'h'ias, and finally etre'eded ilt saving
HJMlding anad Imi rah front drietruttion
under the whkr'lm of the Kenolha express
train aft"r he hatd driven ahout a mnile
over the elevated ra i way tracks.
Th ot'ulants wire Mrs. John (lriffln.
(10 yeari old, her 15-year-old ,daughter,
Altei, and Mice Jennie Jennings, of De
troit. Mrs. (I. ('riffln et'ramne hyster-tial
and The it now at her home in a ierious
("ond i ition.
Captured a Deserter.
(ily Associated Press.,
''ien'trin, Wash., Jan. 27.--Fred Gilbert.
aloite Ptid Websteri. has been arrested
sit Everett on the thal-ge of desert tog
from the Initted Hiattes ariny last Oce
ober. Hil rtght name is Webster and no
mnarriet' in Chicago under that name.
Ife has been living at Everett for teveral
months under the nirne of Gilbert. Iis
wife and child lIve at Webster City, ha.
Webster has been taken to Fort TFiagitr
and d."live rud lo tilt armry olikers;.
Had Enough of Life.
(toy Aeeo(iatu d Press.)
iDavenpi t, ltwt, Iini. 27.--tlaron I tto
Non -eh'te'ler, who wits recently brought
hnto pronitene'e by renouncing )its title
and c ntt l it titncet"trit ecIt' it (i er-.
mnity be- aute his wife preferred to live
in A'ter'on hte attempted suitede by
shooting. tic' was diltaiiue-t after in
filtting is flt-sh wound and Is now held a
prison( In th I o It 'inutly jail. A few weeks
'igo ils wife obtained a divorce.
(Riwcla) to Inter Mount In.)
Virgini City, Jan. 27.-Jahn P'ornatom
was found In the barn of Richard Ct
well this morning In a very serious con
He had lain in the burn five days diti
ing the bitter cold weather.
Both legs were frozen, and amputation
will be necessary:
The unfortanate man was frozen thh
first night that he occupied the barn.
Hils condition was much that he could
not get away, and as the barn was not
used, no one came to his relief.
Iia discovery was an aceident, else
he might have remained in the barn
until death came to his relief.
fie was In Virginia City early last
week nt] wanted to prefer a oharge of
Insanity against himself,
He Formerly Rode the Range But Had
to Abandon That Vocation on Ac
count of His Great Weight-Can
Carry Of a Hors..
(Special to Inter Mountain.)
Great Falls, Jan. 27.-Edward lieaupre,
the "Montana Giant," arrived in this
city last night. He is 21 years of age,
7 feet 10 1-2 inchtes in height, and weighs
867 pounds.
The one surprising thing in connection
with him is the fact that a "Barnum"
never before discovered him and brought
him before the public. This, however, is
undoubtedly duo to the obscurity of hisi
birthplace and also to the fact that he
has never before been within the con
fines of any place larger than a vii
lIe was born in 1881, in a little cable
at Willow Bunch, 100 miles north of
Glasgow, just across the border in Can
adian territory.
Ile is of French descent and speaks
but little English. Hle grew up on the
ranch, and claims that during his young
er days he rode the range.
At the age of 12, however, lie began to
grow abnormally, and in three years
was so largo that he could not find ac
cotnimmdation on an ordinary range
horse, and gave up his chosen occupation.
When 16 years of ago he was able to
do the work of an average grown man,
and now it is said that lie ein witlI ease
plik up a 900-pound horse and carry it
oft lie tays that lIe has no idea of his
sttenglth as he has never tested it to
Its cit hull y, though he admits that to
lift a iton Is within his power.
His Great Dimensions.
licldtis being of enormous height, thet
"Mnluttta (]last" is equally priioirtloned
itt every other particular. film head
metsures 28 Inches around, hit chest 54
itches, his hits 64 Inches and hli neck
24 Inches.
Ills foot Is 11 inches in length, requir
ing a 22 shoe, and his hand measures 11
inihes from base of thumb to tip of
middle finger.
Though the phyleians-eay that Beati
iira is not yet through growing, he is
at this time, probably, the tallest man
in exlitener. Within the past two years
he says he has grown two inches, and if
he continues to increase In height at this
titl before 189:1 dawns he will be eight
feet in height.
1f#- Is the mon of avertged sized p00
SI", 'hl.4 father, who was a Frenchman,
being n fTet 8 Inches In height, and
wildghtng 160 pounds. ills mother was
r, feet. 4 ItnhoM in height and balanced
t11 meitlos ni 1 :0.
't'here are thrie other chihlren in the
ftailt y, itnd one, a boy of 10 years, Is
nver Iive feet in height.
Governor Taft Home.
(fly Assmolated Press.)
('Incinnatl, Ohlio, Jan. 27.-The Hon. W.
If. Taft, governor of the Philippine Isi.
aitnis, arrived today with his family.
Ilt was toot at the railroad station by
hi brother, lion. C. P. Taft, and both
hil itnd his brother-In-law, C. W. Her
run, were driven to the residence of C. P.
l'ift, where he breakfasted.
owing it the death on Haturday of Mrs.
W. II. Taft's mother, Mrs. J. W. Herron,
Mr. Tuft deniled hinisulf to callere.
The funeral of M rt. Herron Is set for
this afternoon. Mr. Taft arrived in good
Fatality at Fire. ' '
(fly Associated Prems.)
J3es Holnes, Iowa, Jin. 27.-In a fire In
a flat on Woodland avenue lest night;
Mrs. J. W. I11l9y sustained fatal in
The building wa socoupied by several
fatinties, all of whom escaped without
injuries, with the exception of Mrs.
J. S. Argil, a fireman, was severely
frozen, and others suffered from the In
tense cold.
eSoldiers Are Missing.
(Ily Assitiatid Press.) 0
Manila, Jan. 27.--The ten own of*
thte tatniunid of Captain David
I). Porter of the United States
itititine cnttp, who faIled to return0
frIom the expilllifon into thte In-0
*tit':ir of HNlilir, whein Captain0
6. irtttr and 24 mtemtbers of hit parly*
*rahot the (oit it f thai. Island,
<rJatutaty 21, are etiltltttssing and
little mote tif tholt cafe return is

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