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BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN.
V xOL . X 10. 266 BUMTT. MONTANA. SA EVENING. FEBRUAlY 1, 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS 5A& GOES OUT, SKIAWSWORNJN, [YES WERE WET dATS WAS ADMINISTERED BY JUSTICS S'IRAS OF THE UNITED STATES SUPRME COURBT. IOWA DELEGATION PRESENT Clerks of the Treasury Department Sadly Bid the Retiring Secretary Goodby and Wish Him Future Happiness-Goes to Florida. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 1.-At 10:30 o'clock today in the presence of the chief offi cials of the treasury department, Sen ator Dolliver and nearly all of Iowa's delegation in the lower house of con gress and other friends, former Gov ernor Leslie M. Shaw of Iowa, took the prescribed Oath of office, as scretary of the treasury, succeeding Lyman J. Gage. The oath was administered by Justice Shiras of the supreme court in the larg est of the secretary's rooms in th.e treas ury building. Secretary Shaw was warmly con gratulated by each person present upon his accession to his high office. The re tiring secretary was among the first to grasp his hand and as he did so, said: "Mr. Secretary, I congratulate you and wish for your administration the highest possible degree of success." Secretry Shaw responded: "I thank you most sincerely, and if my success shall be anything like that of my predecessor, I shall be fully satis fled." Bid Clerks Goodby. The new and the retiring secretaries then received all of the officials and clerks in ,he treasury building to the number of 2000. Secretary Gage has the love and re spect of the officials and clerks of the de partment to a remarkable degree as was shown in their leave-taking. Many eyes were wet and voices trem bled ab the chief they had known and loved was grasped by the hand, proba bly for the last time. Secretary Gage remained in conference with his succes sor an hour or more and then left the department. He will go to New York tomo row or Monday to remain a few days and in the course of two or three weeks, will go to Florida, for a rest of two or three months. From that time his movements have not been decided upon, but it is alto gether probable he will return to Chicago and accept the presidency of a large trust company in that city; AIPTURED SLAT[R, THE BURGLAR AOOUUD OF GOING T.ABOUGH THE HOUSE OF A TONGUE RIVER RAN KM. CAUGHT BY IOW PUNCHERS Be Was Brought Back by Sheriff Davis and Plaoed in the Forsyth Jail Preliminary Axamination Next Monday. t_'i:ecial to Inter Mountain.) Forsyth, Feb. 1.-Sheriff Charles Davis returned this morning from a trip to Tongue river, where he irrested Sydney Slater on a charge of barglarirdng the house if A. E. Terrett on Tongue river. It le claimed 'that on the evening of January 28th Slater entered the Terrett randh house and stole a valuable six shooter, 'which be afterwards disposed of for $10. Missed Other Articles. Other articles have been missed from time ito time, and it is thought that Slater can be connected with their dis appearance. After the theft Slater went into the Pumpkin creek country, expecting to make his escape from there, but was captured by the cow punchers on the Clark ranch. He is confined in Jai here and 'his pre liminary 'hearing will probably be heli next Monday. HAS NO [ASY TASK JACK FLANNERY LOOKING FOI BALL PLAYERS. MEN HAVE GONE TO BIG LEAGUE Officials of the Latter Are Assisting the Helena Man, and He Is Confi dent of Securing Good League Timber. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, Feb. 1.-A Record special from Chicago says that Jack Flannery is hav ing no easy time in his efforts to secure good ball players for the capital city's coming league team. Most of the good players have already been signed by the big leagues, but Flan nery is being aasisted by officials 'of the American and National leagues, and is confildent that he will be successful. LITTLt TOWN Of CLANCY IS; Nt Or DISA 1 'IOUS [IRI[ BUSINESS DISTRICT IN ASIIS--ONE MAN MAY DIt. (By Associated Press.) H ELENA, Feb. 1.-A report received early today sated that the town of Clancy, I miles south, was in extreme danger of total destruction by fire. Thi blaze started in the Albany hotel at midnight. The two-story structure is a frame building and burned like tinder. The occupants of the hotel, includ ing the proprietor and his family, a number of railroaC4,lan and a few guests, jumped from the windows and escaped as best they could in their night clothes,'n an atmosphere twenty degrees below zero. In a short time after the fire broke out in the hotel the flames had spread to adjoining buildings. The last message from the telephone operator said: "The whole town is afire. I can't talk longer." Telegraph communication was then cut off by t fire and no further news will be had until the arrival of couriers overland. The telephone operator stated that the entire bu ness section was doomed and that there was no water with which to quench the flames. So far as kno no lives were lost. A special says that the railroad town of Clancy,., 5 miles south of Helena, was nearly wiped out by a fire that started in Peter Leary's hall, where a dance held last night. The loss was about $14,000, on which $8,000 of insurance was carried. The Albany hotel, owned by Leary, was destroyed, as was his saloon and hall. Loss $9,000. Other losses were James Ryan, store, $2,000; John Harb, market, $500. Jerry Ellis, a volunteer fireman, who was overcome by heat, may die. BIDDL.S ARE BELIEV[D 10 BE IN A DYING CONDITION HRS .SOPFEL, WHO ACCOMPANIED THE ESCAPES, HAS DEVELOPED CASE OF PNEUMONIA. CLAIM THEY COMMIT SUICIDE Jack Biddle, on Ils Death Bed, Swears That He Did Not Kill Detective Pitagerald--Could Have Easily Es caped Except for Saving the Woman. (By Associated Press.) Butler, Pa., Feb. 1.-The Biddies are believed to be dying and contrary to expectations, Jack may pass away first. Inflammation has set in in his bowels which were torn to pieces by bulletS. Ed Biddle is in a dying condition. He is in convulsions and the death rattle has been detected in his throat. Mrs. Soffel has developed pneumonia and her condition is more serious than ever. From the statement made this morn ing by Jack Biddle is his cell, it Is evl dent that the escaped convicts and their accomplice had arranged to com mit suicide in case capture became imminent. In addition Jack also told how they escaped. Their manner of getting out of jail as reported in his statement was as already published. Never Killed Any One. He says Mrs. Soffel helped them to escape, but would not say she supplied the saws. The sawing of the bars of the cell, he says, was completed before January 14, and several times previous to the day on which the escape was made their plans failed through some little detail. Jack again reiterated that he never killed any one and that he never put a bullet into anyone except Keeper Rey nolds. lie said the first crime he ever com mitted was assisting to rob a liquor store at Carnegie, but admitted that he had participated in a number of rob berles after that. After they left the Jail they went to a house near a railroad in Pittslurg. They remained all of Thursday. The people in the house, when they read of the escape, recognized them and would onlyelet them remain after the Biddies gave them a "bunch of money." They remained at the house until Thursday night, leaving it as soon as it grew dark. Jack says he wanted to stay there and that JEd also was willing to stay, but that "the woman was nerv ous and afraid they would be caught." Rode in Street Car. "I would not let them go alone," Jack said, "and as soon as it grew dark we went down the street and took a Perrys ville avenue car. "We rode to the end of the line and from there walked until we reached the farm where we stole the horse. "If It had not been for the woman we would not have been caught for' we could easily have gotten another horse and by this time been more than 100 miles away, "It is a lead-pipe cinch that we would have escaped but we could not let the poor woman go by herself. "She did all she could for us-be trayed her husband, deserted her family, all to help us out--and we would have been a great deal worse than we are thought to be, if we had thrown her down. "When we saw the officers coming to ward us on the road, yesterday evening, we knew it was all up. "We did not fire a shot at the officers, but attempted to kill ourselves. I shot myself' in the mouth. Ed shot himself over the heart and the woman shot her self in the breast. "We' knew we had no chance to get away and we knew we would swing if taken back and that is why we wanted to kill ourselves." Jack Was hzlddled. The Biddies when captured had on the same clothes they were when they escaped. Jack had, in addition, a light melton overcoat. Mrs. Soffel also had on the clothes In which she left her home. Through Ed's coat there is a bullet hole, but through the dark velvet vest he wore are wro holes made by the bullets that lodged near his heart. Jack's coat and vest are literally rid died. There are four holes .n the coat and 10 In the left sleeve. The latter ap pear to have been made by, small bul lets. Jack's pistol was a cheap 33-ceal lber affair. Three of the six chambers of the gun hold empty cartridges. Both of the Bid dies were talkative this morning, but both disclaimed ever having killed any one. The Kahney murder, they allege was committed by Walter Dorman, assisted by a man who had that day come from Chicago, and the Sabers woman, Who put on a man's suit. This, Ed said, she had often done be fore when she assisted them In their robberies. He admitted, however, having com mitted a great many roberies, but stoutly maintained that he had never killed any one. STORM UNABATEDI ENGLISH AND IRISH CHANNELS ARE GALE SWEPT. MANY FISrIEhMEN DROWNED British Cruiser Has Narrow Escape Seas Sweeping Her Decks - Life Crews Are Busy--, recks Are Said to Be Numerous. (By Associated Press.) IAmdon, Feb. 1.-The storm In Ihe En glish and Irish channels is unabated. Numerous minor wrecks have occurred, frequent reports have been reveived of men washed overboard and the crews of the life boats and rocket apparatus have been kept busy. The British cruised Irnmortacite en~ countered terrific weather. The sema washed clean over her 9-inch forward guns. Many fishermen are reported rnwned. In the Clyde, upwards of forty vessels: are fogbound between Greenok and Glasgow. The mall steamer which left Dover fpr Ostend yesterday afternoon was sighte in distress in the channel this morning,, Tugs assisted her into port. Hler pas' sengers had terrible experiences. The steamer was swept by the seas for over 20 hours, WILL ALL CHIP IN. Prince Henry's Blow Out Will Ba Flinanoed by Private Subscription. (By Associated Press,) New York, Feb. 1.-The expenses of the reception and entertainment of Prince Henry of Prussia are to be met by pr vate subscription, and the committee on finance named by the executive commit. tee in charge of the arrangements is nowv at work discussing methods and meanci of raising the money needed, No decision has been arrived at thi far, but at a meeting pf the committ* on finance, which will be held at tl Chamber of Commerce next Tuesdayj ,i is likely a definite plan will be approgr. 0SV[RNOR TAFT TESIIFI[S B[lORi 11HE SENAT[ COMMITTE[ BORROWS MONEY AND MAKES HIS GET AWAY. c' (Spetlal to Inter Mountain.) 0 9 Forsyth, Feb. 1.--lay High, one f 4, the pin-setters at the Amnerlicn t3 4' hotel bowling alley and haller :it . 4 the hotel, left for parts unknown * ' Thbursday alght. 4 4 r ('lTre DOson, the dishwasher, 4' 4, gave..,hlm her check for her 4 l: otlth's wages to get cashed. 4 " This amounted to $35 and High O ' hborfowed about tl0 from men 0 v around town. , a' ' Nothing was known of his dis- 4 A :ippearance until the dishwasher 0 4 ,,omplained of his not returning 0 e ~hi.. the lmoney. 4 ' It Is thought he went West. 4 Ran Away From Spokane. lig Tlrbler, Feb. 1.-Fred Crowley and John Duncan, the two runaway boys, left y. sterday for Helena, where they were to I.n.met by Mr. Dtncan and taken to Spo k.Ine, their homes. At first the boys told a number of sto ries as to their residence, but when the Sheriff threatened them with a Jail sentence, they weakened and said their homes were in Spokane. SIATE WANTS LAND PUT THE QURSTION OF ITS RIGHTS IS NOW RAISED. WIHAT A LANDAGENT HAS TO SAY C A. Whipple Declares That the State Is Shut Out by a Provision of the Law-Work for Montana Congressmen. S (Speciial to Inter Mountain.) Ilelena, Feb. 1.--There is still at ques tion whether the state wilt be able to elc:t any land in the northern, 1art of the (Crow inlitn reI'.rai V ' I I' is thrown ,,'en, antcording to C. A. WVhipple, the deputy stale le 0an tL;+'clnt. S.ho has been apprl,.iintLlg land iti the eastern part of the stite until the nsio drove himn homne, Provision of the Law. "When part of the Crow reservatlion in (a'rlbon and Sweet (erass countles was thrown open about five years ago,"' smil M'r. Whipple, "there was a provislon In the law that the land should be selected by homesteaders on'y, so that the state aas shut out. •"'There have been ta numbrer of appll "tilous to buy or lease land :lt that ,eae. tlion, but we have had to turn them down, because the law shut the state Big Area of Land. "I do not known what the provisions of the preesnt bill are, but the point needs the attention of the Montana del egatlion In congress. "The tract to be thrown open com pries ab)out 1,500,000 acres In the north ern part of the reservation, but does not include the best land. which is along Pryer creek, the Big Horn river and the Little Big Horn river." Through in One Day. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 1.-The first tele graph message that has reabhea bete gl rectly in one day from Fort ]Igbelt, Alaska, came today to Ge j li0keI y' It was a requ0it for the'i e stationed there for. more rige;* gi4, an lanswer was sent the satiu W~iy. , 5q HE I CROSSBB QUESTIONr D BY SENATORS ABOUT DIFFER ENCES WITH MILITARY. SETTLED AMONG THEMSELVES The Governor days That Since the Oc cupation by the United States More Than +1,000,000 Has Been Expend ed Repaiuing and tulldinaaodi Water BuRffao Destroyed. (By Associated Prmes.) Washington, Feb., 1.-Governor Taft today eontlnued his statement concern Ing conditions In the Philippines before the senate committee on the Philippines. He resumed his account of his last year's tour of the provinces. He said that next to Manila, Cebu came nearest to being a city in point of'population and mannetr of Imlprovement than any other place In the archiplago. The Island of Cebu, he said, is the most densely sett&ld of the group. It has been a question whether a civil gov. ernment should be established in Cebu just before the arrival of the commls. slon, the Lnsurgenrits having fired Into the capital ilte, but people had Insisted and the organization had been effected. In most, if not all the islands, Governor Taft said there Is a mountain bty:kbone which Is practically inpanerable., In his tour Governor Taft had found the in dustries In progress, though much Inter rupted, largely on tateount of the de structlon of the water Iuffalo, the work cattle of the Island. This animal he dlescrlt,ed as "the beast of burden, the family fl.end, the wealth of the individual and the object of all the robber bands of the mountain dis trlcts." Have Need of Cows. In tile last two yetr o about 75 I)er 'enlt of these brIit',s had been killed off by a disua .lse called rinelrpetH and their price had inerutased from $30 to $140 per head. I(e exprnssed tlh' e olpnirtio that inmlit's and milk Iproducing animals might be tUnported to aciva tatt ,ge. 'The're are fine atthle rangi-s, buti to his knowledge no milk in piroduceitd Oin the Istlands. Ite'uinimtIng the thrl'ead of his inarrative. (liovit nor ''Tuft saidt tit lit litd of ('c atu was Ilot lolng orgtlanized in to ct villilzed governmeInt anuil it waS frid weaems-' to returln to mlintl'try conlltrol. li' had Iben tntIornre jlust Ihirf'r'e his tdeparlture' for the.. I'nited F.tates that three or fout hundred in jurlll nts on'll the ls'antd had ta t'rrende.i' i ianid the Islan I itaiJ bt(tn intII, ely taintit tlized.ii Thin stateinrlert led Selnattor Haltle to ask a qiuti'sttion: "Within the past 90 days," he said, "I have oblserved by the tl'newspaptersl that Ihere wtre 41 small fights within the spar'e of :lO duys. "Where did they ottur?" Settle Their Differences. The reply was that most of these en ctounters had taken place in Bitattgius, leaguna, Mindoro, Bohol, Hamar, Cebu and a few other places. Most of tile troops a'e In those Iprovltlces. "You speak," said Henator Cu',cerson, as the witness progressed, "of dla'tgree nlents between the civil and millitary au thorities as to whether there should be a civil or military control of a certain district. In such tases who determlntes a-_ to what shall be done?" "That," replied Governor Taft, "Is a question of Instructions, or rather of construction of instructions; Iut we have gotten along so far without r:Adical dis agreement. "One dificulty of Chis kind was sub mitted to 3ashington and we were told. that we must reconcile our differences. SOM[ BRISK BANTERING IN HOUSE TODAY BILL TO GRANT A EIGHT OF WAY FOR THE NEW RAILROAD FROM THE BOUTH, CONNECTICUT'S REPUTATION Sperry Confesses That His State Manu. factures the Goods Sought to Be Prohibited in the Bill Under Oonsideration. (Iy Associated Press.) Washington, Feb. 1.--When the house met today a joint resolution .Hu. adopt. ed to transfer to the llbrary of congress the colhcl :on of state reports in poe sesaslo (,f the Industrial comm:ntsion. After some routine business the com nllitttee were culled. In response a bill was presenteid and passed to grant a right of way through Oklahoma and In dian territory to the Einid and Anadarko ra ilrond. 'The( senate hill to prevent the sale of flrearms, opium and Intoxicants in the new ebridles ctaused some good-natured bantering of Mr. Bperry of ('onnecticut, Who presented the bill. lie said the mleasllre was designed to Iprevent our citizens from selling these, artlhles to the uncivilied peopleh of the new ieblldes, Ilut when Mr. l(mmnings. sltkedi him wihetiier there was any law In (Connecthetl to prohibit the sate of the snme, artictles there he replied, amid gen certl Itaughter, that in (clnnetlhut they weilI In I o ly n ..ll, but rLtmanuftcltutired. iThe htill win, piumtl, 186 to I6. A LUCKY CAPTURE TRIAL OF H. S. GABAWAY ON IN LIVINGSTON. CLEVER TRAP CLAIMS ITS PREY Aides of Cattle Were Found in a Muti lated Condition, and an Effort Made to Apprehend the Culprits. (Hpeclal to Inter Mountain.) Livingston, Web. 1.-H. H. (lasaway is on trial In the district court here on the charge of cattle stealing, and Mike liar rinlgtonl Is held as his a'ccompliceh'. 'Tho nase is one that has attracted consider abl uattenltlon from the sttockmen of the state, and required the assistance of the secretary of the Montana Mtockgrowers' association, W. G. Preultt of Ielena, to bring the alleged perpetrators of the crime to justice. Both Bound Over. Harrington was arrested November 9. Iloth men were bound over to the district c(ourt itn bonds of $1000 each. The story of their capture is as fol lowas 0. T. Armstrong, a ranchman on the tIpIper Yellowstone, missed some cattle, and while out on the range one day found two hides with the brands destroyed and the ear marks cut out. Further search revealed to carcasses hanging In the timber. Walk Into a Trap. The plutte was watched and about 2 a. m. two men approached with a wagon. They were ordered to halt and Ilarring. ton was captured, the other tman getting away. (Jclaaway, who is supposed to be the titan who en'caped, was arrested the Sat urldy following. A N[W UNIV[RSITY ONE TO BBE ESTABLISHED AT WASHINGTON, D. 0. WILL COST ABOUT $150,000 Young Priests Will Be Given a Three Years' Course Preparing Them for Missionary Work Among Non Catholics of This Country. (Ily Assoulated PI'rns.) Allon, Ill., Feb. 1.-Tlhe first news of a new ('athollc university, to be built ani established in Washington, D. C., at a cost of $150,000 have been given out here by Rev. Father Walter illiot, rector of St. Thomas college in Washington. It will be the only college of the kind In the United States. The aim of the university will be to educate young priests, already admitted to the priesthood, to do missionary work among the non-Cathollcs of the United States and the insular missions in the Philippines and Porto Ricoz Priests who have finished the priest hood can enter the school and after a three years' course will be admitted to the missionary list. Father Elliott will make several visits In the larger cities before his return to Washington and will then start on a tour of the United States to solicit fuds for the new ulversity.