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VOL. XXL NO. 267 BUTTP. ONTANA. mIND..A NING. FEBIRUAIRY 3, 1902. PRICE FIVE CEINTS lilRt AT WATLWBUiY, NNOTICUT, CONSUM[S $3,000,000 PROPERTY Best Business. Part of the City Completely Destroyed WATCH COMPANIES ARE GONE Militia Is Doing Patrol Duty Keeping Back the Crowds and Preventing Thievery - Thousands of People Packed the Flooded Street, Many of Them FPalling on the Ioe Covered Pavement and Thus Being Trampled on and Seriously Injured. (By Associated Press.) Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 3.-For 10 hours last night and this morning flames, ftanned by a high wind, held sway over the business portion of this city, causing a loss that will exceed $3,000,000. The best portion of the city, forming a triangle, bounded on the north by Ex change place, on the west by Bank street, on the south by Grand street, and on the east by South Main street, was almost wiped out. The first fire, which started in the big store of Reid & Hughes' Dry Goods com pany, on Bank street, was not consid ered under control until about $2,000,000 worth of property had been destroyed. About the time the firemen supposed they had the flames under control, a second fire broke out in the Scovil house, the city's leading hotel, and the place was completely wrecked. City in a Panic. The occupants of the hotel were forced to seek the street in their night clothes. With the ringing of a second alarm, the entire city was thrown into a panic. There was a fierce gale blowing and sparks from the burning hotel were driven in showers over a great area. The occupants of 'buildings located in the path of the wind prepared to leave. The fire in its entirety burned over four acres of the city's best business section. Among the prominent buildings totally destroyed are: The block occupied by the Reid & Hughes Dry Goods company, the plant of the Waterbury and the American Watch companies, the Hotels Scovil and Franklin and the W. L. Doug las Shoe company, the Johnson block and he Salvation Army workingmen's home. In all, about 100 of the largest business houses are burned out. Under Great Difficulties. Rarely have firemen been obliged to contend against worse co'd!tion', th:an those which prevailed from first to last in this destructive conflag-atlon. The wind was blowing a gale and.the cold was intense. It seemed at one time as though every structure in the heart of the city would be destroyed. In some instances, the work of the firemen proved of no avail. The Water bury bank buildings at the corner of Bank and Green streets, was saved al though the New England Engineering company's $70,000 buildings, but a few feet away and the Masonic Temple on the north side of the bank building were wiped out of existence. The city is practically under martial law, the blue uniform of the national guardsmen appearing on every side. The armory, the city hall, the churches and other public places have been turned into temporary shelter, hundreds being rendered homeless. Wants No Help. When asked if he ,4% uld call for financial aid from outside cities, Mayor Killuff said: "Waterbury, although suffering a grievous blow will take care of herself, although extremely grateful for the ex. pressions of sympathy that have poured in on every side." The fire broke out simultaneously on the third and first floors of Reid & Hughes' store. The burning building was located in the- heart of the city and within view of many residences which flank- the city park or commons. The firemen soon abandoned any at tempt to save the burning building and turned their attention to adjacent prop erty. It was of no avail, however, within 15 minutes the Salvation army barracks to the rear and westward were burning,. From there the flames leaped across Baink street and wiped out three places of business. A few minutes later the fire again crossed Bank street and de stroyed the Masonic Temple. After 45 minutes it became evident that Waterbury' was to experience an unpar alleled conflagration. The wind was of almost hurricane force. Appeals for )elp were wired to New Haven, Hart ford, Bridgeport, Naugatuck and Win sted. Soldiers Ordered Out. The arrival of help served to inspire courage among the Waterbury people, but the fire continued its work of de struction, meanwhile thieves took ad vantage of deserted ho~uses, and it bo came necessary to order out the mill tla and two companies of the second regiment, A and G, were quickly on duty. Within two hours the hotel with other nearby buildings had been gutted: The firemen continued their work and at 6:30 again began to secure the upper hand, It was not until 10 o'clock, however, that it was definitely felt that thle fire had been conquered, The $covl house and the Franklin house ruina were still blazing and in the ruined district, volumes of smoke arose Srom the debris, KAISER WILLIAM'S I N[W YACHT IT BS ABOUT READY FOR THE WATER AND WILL 8OON BE ENTIRELY COMPLETED. READY TO SAIL IN TWO MONTHS Painting, Upholstering and General Finishing Work Is Being Pushed Rapidly-Not a Remote Possi bility of Delay in Work. (By Associated Press.) New York, Feb. 3.-Gay, in a dress of fresh paint, its hull moulded into form, Emperor William yacht, the Meteor is ready for the water at Shooter's Island. The launching might occur today if it were desired. To the observer, the yacht seems a completed vessel stripped of its rigging. The painters' brush already has marked the waterline upon its sides and the last rivet has been fastened in its plates. Nearly all the port holes have been cut. With the completion of the deck floor Ing and the deck house, which will be done in a day or so more, all that re mains to be done will be the fitting up of the interior rigging. Is Almost Finished. The 100 tons of lead ballast already has been stowed away in the hold. The Meteor will be almost completed when it is launched, steepng the masts, upholstering the Interior and finishing some of the detail work in some of the compartments is all that will remain to be done. The yacht may be ready to sail within two weeks after the launching. Bulk heads are being rapidly prepared in the shops and will be put on this week and next. Astonishing headway has been made in the' laIt two weeks. Under electric lights a force of men have been work ing at night. This has been done to avoid even a remote possibility of a hitch in the work. VERGE[ Of INSANITY INSANE HOSPITAL AT TRENTON HAS A QUEER CASE. YOUNG WOMAN FEARS HERSELF Becoming Possessed of a Delusion That She Would Be Compelled to Commit Murder Journeys to Insane Asy lum and Asks to Be Restrained. (By Associated Press.) New York, Feb. 3.-Authorities of the New Jersey hospital for the insane at Trenton, have been astounded by the strange request of Louise A. Diehl, 25 years old, that she be admitted to the institution in order that she might be prevented from committing murder. Miss Diehl, who is the daughter of a well-known citizse, said she recently had been ill and had become possessed of numerous delusions. One was that a mysterious man was seeking to hypnotize her to make her kill some one. Might Kill the Child. She was particularly fond of and at tentive to her sister's little girl and she realized that if she were put under hypnotic influence she would kill the child. Without notifying her family of her purpose she left home and journeyed on foot to the asylum. She will remain a few weeks at least, until her actual con dition is ascertained. It is thought by the hospital authori ties that she will recover. M.ARIY BRYAN COBB IS LEFT ALONE IN THE WORLD. Oldest Living Daughter of the Revo lution Lives While Her Own Daughter Dies of Old Age. (By Associated Press.) Kokomo, Ind., Feb. 3.--Through the death of her daughter, Mrs. Busan Mc Daniels, Mirs. Mary Bryan Cobb, the oldest living daughter of the revolution, Is alone in the world. r At 100 years of age she is left, having outlived ~il her family and near rela tives. Mrs. Cobb is a step great-grand mother of Colonel W. J. Bryan, her first husband being Louis N. i3ryan, a sol- 8 iler of the war of 1812, and the Mexlican C WEar. o She is a granddaughter of Reverend John Gano, ta brlgade chaplain In the revolution, and a daughter of Stephen Jano, also an ofltcer of a centlnental c 'amily, e Mrs. Cobb is etill In good health. She p Iraws a pension as a daughter of the i evolutlon and Mexican war widow. t] Her daughter was 82 years of age and A led of old agse, fOUR ARE KILL[O IN COLLISION STOOKEEN MEET THEiR DBA'I70 ON ILLINOIS CENTRAL NEAR~; APPLE RIVER, ILLINOIS. SEVERAL OTHERS ARE INJURED Men Were All Asleep in the Rear Car When the Collision Came and Only the Trainmen Who Were Awake Had a Chance. (By Associated Press.) Dubuque, Iowa, Feb. 8.-A rear-end collision at 5:46 this morning on the illi noie Central at Apple River, Iii., 80 miles east of here, resulted in the death of four stockmen, while six were seriously Injured. The dead: J. LAWLER, Wall Lake, Iowa. H. F., PANCAKE, Wall Lake, Iowa. CHRIS FERNDON, Stansagar, Iowa. C. R. BLUNT, Charles City, Iowa. Seriously injured: A. J. Cameron, Dtq buque; F. J. Gordon Dunlap, Dunlap; F. Brown, Dunlap. Slightly injured: J. J. Moorehead4 Dunlap; W. J. Evans, Dunlap, Iowa; afA unknown man. The trainmen heard the second train approach and jumped, escaping injury. The stockmen were all asleep in the rear ear when the collision occurred. Their death and injuries resulted from being crushed. SUPR[ME COURT (ilV[S OPINION CASE OF HELgINE AGAINST 9BOTON & MONTANA OOMPANY DE CIDDl) TODAY. INJUNCTION ORDER MODIFIED Court Holds That There Was Not Sauf fl~iept 39vIdenoe to Support the.Order of the opwer Court-Action Brought to Quiet Title. (Special to Inter Mountain.) Helena, Feb. 3.-Associate Justice Pigott this morning delivered the opin ion of the supreme court In the case dt F. Augustus Heinze vs. the Boston &A Montana company, holding that the ip junction order should be modified to ex clude the Leonard vein and to go no fur ther than to enjoin the defendants from extracting ore ffom any of the ore. bodies lying toward the south of a plane descending vertically into the earth on a line parallel with the south line of the Piooolo lode claim and passing through the point at which the north side of the Gambetta lode claim intersects the third, or 300-foot level, south of the Leonard shaft. The cause Is therefore remanded to the district court to modify the order in accordance herewith. If, within 30 days after the remlttur be lodged with the clerk, a new hearing. of the order to show cause be applied for, the court 'below is directed to set aside and vacate the order of April 25, 1901, and to grant a new hearing. If such application he not made within the prescribed period, then the order of the supreme court shall be absolute, Action to Quiet Title. This is the action brought by Heingt to quiet the title to the vein apex4ii.rIn, the Minnie Healy, dipping north be newth the Piccolo and Gambetta clahmos, The lower court issued a restraining order and an order to show cause. Th1 restrainlng order was made absolute Aprll 25. The court holds that there was no sub. stantlal evidence tending to suplort the irder as far as the Leonard ehaft is eon. ,erned. As far an it affects the lambetta claima he curt does ot feel disposed to Inter !cre upon the appeal, although the evl lence tending to prove the identity ~4g :ontinuity of that vein with the v$ia aving its apex in the Minnie Healy ,ould be ilsufficient. Italians Resist Officers. (By Associated Press.) Brocktwayvllle, Pa., Feb. 3 -Halt eaked and nearly starved, Thomas go. lalena and Bonnie Poll, the Italiap ranted for murder of James Heekln at' lhawmut Saturday, January 28, were rought to bay in the woods near here laturday night. They had nothing to at for four days and were too weak to ffer any resistance, Only Stopped the Burveyors. Lincoln, Feb. 8.-Burlington officlals 'in harge of the work say the Great 'alge ttension of that road has not been uti ended In the sense that a recent' dmie om that place indicates, The only w us far attempted Is to survy, vhi. nlhed, and the engineers ~ive alled away, - - WLLIAM xDMs. DI WLTT. Kembers of the Rar of Ilyeer Row. paid tribute to the memory of the late Judge De Witt today. The three distriot judges sat on bano and listened to eloquent eulogies by men who had been intimately assooiated with Judge De Witt. Appropriate resolutions were passed and ordered spread upon the court records. WASTINO BULLETS WELL-TO-DO RANCOHEERS ENJOY THEMSELVES FOR A TIME. ONLY ONE SHOT TOOK EFFECT Prosperous Citisens of Grey Cliff En gage in a Regular French Duel on Battle lat-Esutted All of " Their Six-shooters. (Special to Inter Mountain.) B1g Timber, Feb. 3.-A serious shoot ing affray was enacted on 'Battle Flat" S4aturday, and bullets flew thicker than snow flakes In a blizzard. The particlp ants In the affair were T. CI. McCall and Harry and Thomas Cogrilff. All three are prominent and well-known cattle men. The story of the affair, as given by Mr. McCall, is in substance as follows: Mr. McCall, Milt Whitney and Mr. Brumfield were returning home from riding the range late yesterday after noon and when near Harry Cosgriff's ranch they discovered Cosgriff and a man named Flanders engaged in a quarrel in. the road, Cosgriff beating his ad veshary over the head with a six-shoot er. Harry Goes for His Gun. The McCall party stopped and Whit ney said to McCall, 'come here, Mack." MoCall approached and as he did so Harry Cosgriff handed his gun to his brother Tom, who pointed it at McCall, and Harry started for his cabin. He returned with his rifle and Mc ('all warned him to keep away and himself sought shelter behind a wagon. He had drawn his gun and continued to warn Harry and his brother to keep away as he did not want any trouble. However, Harry continued trying to get a shot at McCall and at last conilng face to face he raised his rifle and aimed at McCall's head. Just as he fired McCall also fired his revolver, and then both continued fir ing until their guns were empty, C'osgrlff firing seven shots, all of which missed. Tom Cosgriff also Joined in the shoot ing, using the revolver, but his shots, too, went wide of the mark. McCall's marksmanship was no bet ter than the Cosgriffs' until the last shot, which struck Harry Cogriff in the legs above the knees, parsing through both and barely missing the large arteries. McCall Sends Physician. Harry staggered and McCall realized that there was no further danger frmnn him and his gun being empty, he jumped on his horse and rode away, and later came to Big Timber and iiinformed the authorities and doctor. Dr. McKay went out to the scene anid dressed Congriff's wounds, and the tat ter will probably be brought in here to day. Mr. McCall feels badly over the affair, and is glad it is no worse. He says lie pad the Cosgriffs have always been good friends, and he did not want to hurt Hlarry, but had to in order to plrotect his own life. The trouble between 'osgriff and Flanders is said to have ,been started over land matters, both imen having ad joining ranches. Britain Politely Refuses. (By Associated Press.) London, Feb. 8.-Wiring from The Hague, the correspondent of the DI)ully Mail says that the reply of Great 13rl ain to the Dutch proposal concerning meace in South Africa is a po:ite refusal .f the request that permission be granted or a commission to South Africa. The ack of any authorization by the Boerse ias proved fatal, says the correspond tnt, but the door of negotiation is not wholly closed since Great Britain's re sly reaffirms the willingness of the coun •ry te accede to any authorized proposal TALK ABOUT SHEfP WOOLGROWERB ARE GATHERING AT THE COAPITAL. CONVENTION OPENS TOMORROW One of the Most Interesting Pletures of the Event Is the Display of Thoroughbred Rams Now in the COty. (fperlal to Inter Mountain.) Helena, Feb. 3.--T''he annual meeting of the Paotfic Northwest Woolgrowers' an suciation will convene In Helena tomor row, and already many delegaten are ar riving in the city. Everything in favor able for one of the most enthusiastlh conventions the assoclation has ever held. flecretary J. W. Ilaley of Portland, O)re., has 'hbei In n the city sinec last Wed nesday, Working with I:ornelils HIIdges for the perfec.tion of all tI he plans of en tertalnment. Program a Good One. 'l'he ssioins of tihe con\venlion will be held In the Auditorium, anid the prograln Is replete with good things of a practhial nature. One of the most intereitinhg features of the conventiIn is the displaly of thor oughbred rams on exhibltion by the Baldtwin land and i'hitep cornpany of Oregon. The tlock is lohllted In the slables opl posite the ter, inrrliolt block, and the s(ores of ho hrpllllen wi'ho have alr('ady Itn spected thion, pronoun(ce the ranms to be about the finl(st vt'r brolllilht to th state. "The rlrtnch fro', which these ranms come," sahl .1. (i. Votn Iloiton, the an hlstant tpllltiirrlnt'.rd.nt, "is lltut.ed on Hay creek, Ore,. It wa floulnded in 17i3, by Dr. D. M. 'nldlwtn, who cold out in 18R2. Thise compntlrv whirh now owns It wns organlize I in 1i7. The ranoh In dutIes 20.001 acri''s of patented land, so scilte'red Ithat it controls 'onsiderable ra nge. "We raitse a I:'rwe amount of alflt'fa and other hay, and havelt good theltler and protoet ton forl our stock. We, raise froin 3500 to 5000 rallis every "elr. In addition to the owesl, tland hatirJle In all :tlout 40,000 bead of ashooe, 2a.50' of which Is thor oughhred slit.. "The ailrn of ith l r,(ch 1 is l turn out good stuff, anl '.'e ot:lre no lexpeonse. In getting the l' bstl tnosHible sheep for Iei.crl ing purposesiP. tliat 7yver we Imalldl an itp rtile tion oi f 130 ,'v. e d .rl 10 rulnm ftrom IF nn;lner . whith io tri 14 lt O 1000 ")r. 13fldwbin "tnrte-, the ranch with 19 eulOw ilnd Itw' rut'l , whii'h he br'light in 1873 froiim V-iointil. inlt you tan w-e how It has p'r.it' . COur' tiat yealr's ctllp amnountid to 0l()1100 li]0 pundl, aind we' ro Pelved 12 cents an rpioindl for It, which is considteredil a gol ' prici ti (i)reg, on. Itit' wool t here for some ieason nhot Ihrig reted as high as that ,rownl In Montanll "We to1 all outilr shetring bty machinte. and last yerll' inslitndittl a 1. 'lit of20 Omi. chines. lin mv uilnfain It will only tep ia questloni of !tireP wbhrn the shearing aill over the oeulln,'ry will be Jlne bly ma 'hines. We commenic shearing May I. 'T'his has been a splendid wlnier for stock In Oresron. and I think ttht the 'llmatle condlition of the Northwest are cha nting. "For severit'al years prRs1 ',e' have h'l' the Alnet kind of wea-ther,. and I bI'!i,.voe with many old-timers, that the wintersti are getting warmer." British and Dutch Confer. The Hogue. Feb. 3.-The l3ritish niln!s. ter to The Netherlands, Sir Hlenry How ard, had a long tonference. today with the minister of foreign tffahi's, Baron Leyden, and the premier, Dr. Iuypir, at the latter's residence, on the subject of the notes exchanged between the Dutch ani British governments, 'BOTIn TUiS 0O DOWN TOfTHf[R, CR[WS SAVED -STANDED SThAMER CAVOUR SAVES CREWS OF TUGS SENT TO HER ASBISTANCaL WRECKAGE ON THE BEACH( Wind Slowing 65 Miles an Hour Was Too Much for the Tugs Berwind and Atwood and They Are Now on the Bottom. (By Associated Press.) New York, Feb. l.-T-rhe strong gale from the west-northwest, which ,began early last evening, continued through toq night and this morning. The maximum of the wind was 65 miles an hour and at 9 a. m. the local weather bureau Instrument showed it was blowing at the rate of 60 miles. All the near-by marine stations re popted the sea rough, and from differen; points along the coast there c.ane newt of wrecks and vessels ashore. The tugs John ]E. Berwind and E. S. Atwood, who were sent to stranded steamer Cavou. at Long Beach yesterday were unalblo to return to port, and both sank about 11 miles east of Sandy Hook lightship. The crews were rescued by the C(ler man steamer Barcelona. The tugs left the Cavour about 4 o'clock ysterday af ternoon, and in about an hour both were In a sinking condition. The sea broke over the craft and washed away everything mov)eable, th# water gradualy fillling the hohlds until It a above thi fire room and began to put out the fires. .The Berwind's pilot house was smashed, and the water flooded her fire room. About t;80 o'clock thel I' "reelonll was seen approaching, and the tugl steered toward her to ask ansslsantce, lue stopped and made a gooi lee, so the tugs were unable to run alongside. Both Tugs Go Down. A rope ladder was lowered and merne bers of the tugs scrambled on board, Fltleen men In all were saved from the tugs. Shortly afterward the Atwood went down, and a few minutes afterwards thq Jerwlnd disappeared. Fire Island reported a ship ashore a4 Point Lookout and a barge in distres. near 'the Forge River life saving etatin, the barge was anchored about two miles off shore, and was rolling badly. Those on shore Could not tell whethel there was anybody on board the barge. Fire Island also reported the beatac covered with wreckage, and it was be4 lieved a coal barge had been lost. The steamrll Cavour, which stfllrlded several days ago off Long Hlcach., Long slannd, weathereod the gale well, and witi the Kedge and linen which she has out held her posilion well. No effort wil be made to pull her off UtlIii the weatiher becomes settledl. OUT O IlH[ WATIR SHIP CLOVERDALE IS STRANDW. NEAR ATLANTIC CITY. SHE IS NOW IN PLAIN SIGHT Has Cargo Valued at $2,500,000 frone China and Japan and Is Almost a New Vessel-May Have to Remove Freight. (fly Associated Press.) Atlantic c'l y, N. J., Feb. 3.-There I1 no change in the position of the IBritise ship Coverdale which stranded on Irigallntne shoal in a dense fog yesteru day morning. A high wind prevails and the wreck, ing tugs have not been able to rendet nssistance to the distressed vessel. It Is probable th~t it will be neces sury to remove her cargo before she can be floated. The (overdale was bound from Ching and Japan for New York with a cargd vailled at $2,500,000, consisting of tea an4 general cargo. The crew remains o0 boa rd, She Halls From London. The stra nihdd ship ls visible from the board walk hIre land thqusands are view. Ing the uu.iiuaii spectucle of a great steel mat.:inlthip lying almlost out of the watelr, 'The 'overdale is almost a new vessett having bh(in built at .lI.kton, England in I1499. She halls 'lroin London and is onvidl by Fl. lialzhohurst & ('o. Slie Is built of stlel and ias a modern car'ig Ilrri.r, regli·,l'tingK 33()0 gross tons, 1(1r length is 330 fet, hcamn 48 feet; dtaughlt :4 feet. IDENTITY IS1 DISOLOSED. Mrs. Hammond Moore Puts an End to Her Life. (By Assclated Press.) Pan Francisco, Febh. .---'l'h, ldentity of t Iihldllte aged, richly dressed woman, who cOennitted suicide in Stockton on Friday night, has been established by friends in this city. She was Mrs. Hammond Moore of New York city, the widow of fCol. Hamnmond Motore, an ofllrer of the eonfederatq nrmy, who settled in New York shortly after the civil, war. She came to Sarn Franelsco from Guate naloa last May, in the course of a tour around the world, which she began three years ago and which she had just cOn. eluded.