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VOL. XXII NO. 10 BUTTE, MONTANA. TUB6SAY EVENING, .APRIL 1, 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS rURCHASE Or THE DANISH WEST INDIA ISLAND INV[SIIGATION NOW ON Nells Gron, the Man Who Brought the Charges, on the Stand. HE IS OPPOSED TO THE SALE Persuaded to Come to Washington and Zapose the Christmas Letter by Those Who Hoped to Keep the Isrlands - Went to Representative Richardson of Tennessee Only as a ZLast Resort. (By Associated Press.) Washington, April 1.-The Investiga tlon of charges made in connection with the Danish West Indies purchase was begun today before the special commit tee appointed by Speaker Henderson. Besides the special committee there was present Neils Gron, who brought the charges to the attention of Representa tive Richardson and quite k number of interested spectators. Mr. Gron was the first witness sworn in by Chairman Dalzell. He said that In Febraury last parties in Copenhagen who opposed the trans fer of the Danish West Indies to the United States conferred with him and brought his attention to the Christmas report. ,Chairman Dalzell asked who these parties were. The witness said they were members of the Danish upper house but he did not think it proper to give their names. Mr. Gron said he was at present the representative in America of those parties. Mr. Gron gave way temporarily to Representative Alexander, of Buffalo, who desired to make a complete disclaim er of any knowledge of Christmas or the Danish transaction. Had Not Seen Christmas. Mr. Alexander said he had never seen Christmas, had never spoken to any one in or out of congress as to the Danish treaty and never heard it discussed by any one until the recent present action of the report to the house. Mr. Gron told how the Danish parties opposing the sale of the islands had persuaded him to come to Washington, and place the Christmas report before congress and the public so the facts would be known. He told of having secured a note of introduction to Gen eral Grosvenor, of Ohio: of arranging to meet the latter in Washington, his purpose being, he said, to carry out assurances given at Copenhagen that he would place the matter before influ ential men and thus bring It to the at tention of congress and the public. Mr. Gron told in great detail of bring Ing the papers before General Grosvenor, who at first seemed quite indignant, Mr. G(ron said, and spoke of laying the mat ter before the proper parties In order that suitable action might be taken. Witness said that later General Gros venor concluded that it would be proper to lay the matter before the secretary of state. Could Take No Action. This was done, and Mr. Gron said he learned that the state department held that It could take no act!on, and that the authorities here had in no way com initted themselves to Christrmas. Mr. Gron said that after General Gros venor had decided not to proceed with the matter he (Gron) had prepared a statement for the Associated Press and had asked Mr. Crane. a newspaper man, to send some one from the Assoeiated Press to join him for the statement, and also to General Grosvenor for assurance as to Gron's standing. He learned later through Mr. Crane that Mr. Grosvenor said that he knew nothing about it, ,but he said he was in formed the day after he submitted the statement that the Associated Press could not use it. Afterward, he said, he submitted his statement to several newspapers, and more or less of it was printed. The witness then detailed how he had placed the mratter before Representa tives Ridhardson and Underwood, who had gone over the papers. "What was your purpose in bringing it before members?" asked Mr. Dal zell. "To get it in the house and before the American people." In response to inquiries, witness took up various branches of the case. He said he repreented those constituting the "no sale" party in Denmark. Gron Makes Denial. He referred to reports that he (Gron) had himself been trying to obtain a commission for the sale of the Island, YOUNG PEOPLE RETURNING FROM A DANCE ARE KILLED (By Associated Press.) Topeka, Kan., April 1.-A special to the Journal from St. Marys, Kansas, says: Three persons were instantly kllied and another perhaps fatally injured, shortly after 10 o'clock this morning, at Bond's crossing, two miles west of iosville, by the Union Pacific passenger train No. 3 westbound. The Dead. FRED SMITH, EDWARD SMITH, MISS MINNIE MAINEY. Mrs. Fred Smith may recover, al though she is still unconscious. Mrs. Smith was married last Sunday and Miss Illnnie Mainey was to have been mar and that the whole matter was a quar rel between Christmas and himself over the commissioner. This Mr. Gron de nied, and, in support read a letter stat Ing that an old alliance between certain Danish men and Americans in the fall of 1897 was declared off 18 months ago. He mentioned the names of H. H. Rogers, Charles R. Flint and himself as the Americans interested at that time in negotiating the sale. Asked specifically regarding a state ment in the Christmas report to the ef fect that Rogers had agreed to accom plish the sale of the Islands for 10 per cent of the purchase money, Mr. Aron said there was no such agreement. He described how the negotiations conducted by the commissioner in Den mark and America had progressed al most to a successful conclusion just be fore the Spanish war, when they were declared off in Denmark. Mr. Gron said he undertook to reopen the negotiations after the war. The committees in Copenhagen and America had not been dissolved and Christmas came to the United States in December, 1899. Mr. Gron was closely questioned as to whether a proposition was made for Christmas and Rogers and himself to divide the commission. Were Many Propositions. He replied that there were various propositions. Asked as to the threat attributed to Rogers in the Christmas report in which Rogers was made to say that he had 26 votes in the senate and could defeat the negotiations, Mr. Gron said he never was present at an inter view between Rogers and Christmas. He had never heard Rogers make such a threat He denied absolutely the statement that he (Gron) had signed a contract with Christmas by which he (Gron) and Rogers were to have two-thirds of the commission. He never had made any contract of any character with Christ mas, but the latter had made over a power of attorney to him which later he (Gron) repudiated. Mr. Rogers saw Christmas, he testified, but once. After that Mr. Rogers refused to see Christ mas or answer his letters or telegrams. As to the Christmas interviews in which Christmas was made to say that he had negotiations with Abner McKin Icy which thristmas in his report de clared had been instigated by Gron, wit ness said he had no connection with them. Mr. Hitt asked him specifically if he knew what press associations we're re ferred to In the Christmas reports. "I do not know," replied Mr. Cron. At this point the committee took a re cess. [LEVEN MEN W[R[ DROWNED IN COLLISION BRITISH STEAMER, CAMBRIAN PRINCEEIS, SUNK IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. WENT DOWN IN FOUR MINUTES Was in a Fog and by Great Effort Eleven Members of the Crew Were Saved-Struck by the Chan • nel Steamer Alma. (By Associated Press.) London, April 1.-E-leven men were drowned as the result of a collision last night near Nab Light between the chan nel steamer Almy and the British Cam brian Princess, Captain Roberts, from Peru for Antwerp. The latter sank immediately and 11 of her crew perished. The Alma returned to Southampton badly damaged. The collision occurred at 2:30 a. m. during foggy weather. The Alma struck the Cambrian Princess on the star board quarter ripping her side wide open. '.,e ship heeled over and sank in four minutes. The 11 survivors were hauled on board the Alma by means of ropes. The steamer's bows were badly bowed in. The Camblrian Princess was built at Southampton mn 1877. She was of 1,275 tons net register and was owned by W. Thomas & Co. of Liverpool. ried next Sunday ,o Edward Smith, one of the men killed. The couple fnod been to St. Marys to attend a dance and were returning home, when the accident oc curred. The bodies of the killed were terribly mangled. The engineer did not see the carriage Lntil after the engine struck it. New Arizona Railroad. Phoenix, Arz,., Aprl 1.-It is an nounced that contracts have been let for the construction of a railroad from Pearce to a point near Cochise, on the Southern Paciflc. The road will be 17 miles long. . i[OR[l Sit VENSONhASSISTANT CASHIER Of fIRST NATIINAL, RETIRES GEORGE M TEVENSON. After 12 years of Indefatigable appUeaclon to his duti es In the First Na tional bank, George Stevenson, who for the past live years has IIooI assistant cashier of that instltution, has severed his connection with the hanik on ac count of ill health. After a well earned rest Mr. Stevenson will mbinlalirk In some line of bisindess in lut Itte whlichi atl afford him a bet , l oortullllty for outdoor exercise. Mr. Stevenson's resignation has lbee)tP il the hailids oef the d'irec.tors of the bank for several mlonths, but It was not tutll today that hle servi'es could be dispensed with. It Is his Intention $Q t sit the Pacific c·oust where he I. in hopes that the salubrious ozone will re o'l his health. Mr. ttevensoul has not the sllghtes;t Intention of l.aving liutt tu I iopn the othelr hand will engage in some lin i of business, the nature of wi'. lie has not its yet decidtld. Hle has an elegant home at No. 110 North Wash ogtotn street ahiuhi hit icoul Inot think of giving uill to move elsewhere. Mr. Steve'nsoin was ilHwn l and lrd in l Olily 1l. nfrs'iw. Pl'riovice. of O)ntari'O, Canada. Hle en mel to lhe "ltates" I In tIli, loc tillg at liNrllnird, Mliinniie.loa, where for a numberli of years he c.ondUitl' I i mlrcant ile business. 'ie camlsl to Butte 16 years ago and has malnil this eit hils horne over silnce. Twelve years ago .lMr. ..tivi.lntn einte- d the ei illloy of thie First Ntultnall hllank as bookkeiepeir. tlla i\'wotlih and app! 'll ion wi'tre the means of atlil'alilnlr him in the Iline of etnloliyinliet in the tIkli untiil six yolrs ago hl .,tLS pro moted to assiistanti castierlll , a Ioisililon wal.hi i(h has fillh.d it L.i' 'lilitie satiLs faction of thie manlagetlenllt of that instittion!. IH. ..N", exItrelliii'ly piiulr!iii' with the lpatrons of' tihe- bank and is it titlzen a'whl,.lu itutte cotli ill ufford to lose. WANT U. S. MINISTER REMOVED (Ity A.o.ciated Press.) Yokohama, March 21.--Via Victoria, April 1.--The so-crnled house tax queli tion is now at its zenith and is agitating foreigners and Japanese alike. t11 should he rememnbereld, that according to the treaties of 1896, certain land property was preserved for foreigners, under what is called perpetual lease, one of the conditions of which was that no more taxes other than at that time resting on such property should he imposed upon it, It tool- the Japanese government twor years to confirm thls perpetual lease hold, and then it dechided to levy a house tax on tithe property. The foreign era resented this and for two years have been agitating the matter with their re apective governmentls. France, Germany and Holland have, demanded that the matter be submittedIl to arbitration and the Japanese govern ment has finally agreed to that course. America and Russia have not asked for arbitration, and this has led to fresh complications. After granting arbitra tion the Japanese government insists on proceeding with the collection of the house tax, notwithstanding that if arbi tration goes in favor of the foreigners, their payments must be refunded. The government's position Is that it collects the tax in order to "save face," with Its own nation and that to with draw would be a confession of weakneas which would prejudice it in the eyes of the arbitrators. The foreigners naturally say if a pie64 of land is in arbitration It ought not be delivered up until the question of own ership is decided by the arbitrating SECOND DAY OF SHOOTING EVENTS AT KANSAS CITY (By A.ssolated Press.) Kansas City, Mo., April 1.-The seconr event In the tenth annual tournament o1 the Interstate Shooting association meet, nitro-powder handicap, took place at Blue River park today. It was scheduled to be a 16-bird race, $20 entrance, and under the condltionl the particpalnts shot according to the handicaps assigned them In the grand American handicap, which begins t6 morrow. There were upwards of 800 entri!,. and, because of the long list, it is likl the contest will be cut to 12-birds bet carg't, and have therefore declined to ltY, unIIless forced. P the government gave them until the l oSth Inst. to pay, but this is t' 1 "'lt, and ýoo far no proeveding have l ., I. place. T''Se Aiiericans are in i tight place. 'j'i , ats ia whole, do lnot wish to )Ipay, bhit their minliter has failed to sco ure thfm a participation in arbitration priv lil.oges and now reconnmmends them to pay "dtlmndr pro(test." As the Japanese government refuses it' recognize any such thing as paying A,;ierlean citizens have split off and are enaitatlng for the Ponited Stattes minis t .'s castigation by Washington oflt (c'ls and hl removal from his post. Fire in Chicago. (IBy Associated Press.) Chilcago, April 1.-A four-story brick i inllling at Austin avenue and Lincoln M:-reet, occupied by manufacturing con earnos, was destroyed by fire early this rI,.,r.ng. Frame buildings in the vicl n ty were endangered as a high wind "aaa blowing and the occupants fled to ithe street, many of them in their night 'iuthts, The loss is placed at $150,000, partly insured. Completed His Brief. St. Paul, Minn., April 1.-Attorney :emnera.l Sitratton of Washington has practically completed his brief in the case brought by that state against the Northern Securities company, in the su preme court of the United States. Mr. Stratton goes to Washington tonight to make his application to file in the fed eral supreme court. t':: second round Is Hhot, as the event Iiust Ie finished this evening in order t',it the grand hanrldicap may have an open field. '"he weather conditions today were ua vorable. Montana Railroad Blocked. (8pecial to Inter Mountain.) White Sulphur Springs, April 1.-The snow has been so deep In the Musselehell valley along the Smith river that the earl ,ound trains Friday were unable to laclh here until Monday morning. The tracks are now el'ared and regular trilc is resumed. BOER 6ENERALS WILL ATTEND THE MILITARY PfACE CONFERENCE MEtlI'6G BLAST 'FURNACE MEN TO WORK ON(LY EIGHT HOURS. l (fly Asocilated Press.) 4 @ Columbus, Ohio, April 1.-Prcsl- 4 O dent James McMahon, of the 14 * Blast Workers of Amrlr'lia has e' 4' sent the local organization an 4, 4' olllclal notlce from YoungstRIOw, 'e to to the effect that on n111 after 4' 4' May 2, 1902, H hours shall ctnlntl- 4 * tute a day's work at the aimse 4 l' rate of pay t that they nre now 4' O receiving for 12 hours work. E" O The notice will affect nil the 4' b hlast furntce workers In AilnAert'n 4' Sa11ti three shlfts at a fulrnce In- 4 h lItead or two, asn at present, will ' O be required. R Rf[ORM FORC[S PUTTING UP A GOOD FIGHT FEATURE OF THE DAY IN CHI CAGO WAS THE ABSENCE OF REGULAR POLICEMEN. WORKING IN THE FIRST WARD Reformers Are Doing Their Best to De feat "Bath House John"-Davld L. Frank Is the Candidate Opposed to Him. (fly Asu.whiated iPres'.) ('Chi'go, April 1. -The lll11inil alder ma11ii' h'lhedon Is heilng held here hoday. The p1 ll s ptn','d tit 6 o,,' 'h k and will IsHe at 4 c 'tlick. The earlly v tie wasi light. The ho1ttest tlight has lien waged in the First ward, where Alderman ('oughlln, ilitter known' in Iliniv 'illes an "ialthl I iouseR John," I rnnllllljll. for re-e:c'tlonl nagulust Davidl L,. FI'rlnk, 1ho ihas tile support of the reform organization. The Frallnk fiorces ililt have (( lylly I (harI'g s of ill,'gal rIglstrutori agalnst tiht ('oughlin l mp Iind on sniioI of themn the granld Jury has hited. Changed Policemen. 'rhe featuiire of Ihr dcly in the Firs~ W'rd is lit'e allbilsn of .gllarl poll,,l inl onll h Ir allneustomd ieaits. A cnl. plaint was mlds to Ihi' mIaJyor that lit r'gulal pollcinmen were worlking f,, ('otughln. Ye,.terillay the mayor IlstIeId an1 order tralllHnsferring Ite lpo Ili' for the tIll I - log nd ri ng 1 lhinlg iI nto thue ward poiul lel ('Ia IrIIp. ild'es the vole for aldermenli, the citli zens aiIre volhlg for or aainstil the albol ishhllnt oif townsllhip gIvetrnllnellt withlln the city. Thel, township governlllmnts are rellsi of Chicago':1' s allr dlays. A selp. Ithu halhlot was provided to ial low titl vclers to expreMs thLeir olliIllln rpl'gardllg mullnllllpal ownerlhillp of pub lic utilities andl thoe Inotlnation of party calndid:lats by the direct vote of the peo ple. WILL PROSECUTE MOB. Negro Who Was Viciously Assaulted Seeks Revenge. (By AwHSor'ltted lPrsHH.) New York, April 1.--t ult hats tcen In stitutud, says a hllllipsburg, N. J., dis patc(h, in the case of ID.uhid Lundy, the 'aged nevgro w who WIs mrattrrahlt by IL mob of citlizent at hla horlae in VWashing tun last December. The Ingro's asanalalhn t will be pro:-;e cuted by the Afro-Am,,ri'anu league of Newark. Warrants have bern iHuld tfor the atr rest of 21 irer:aon for utruEl' tois aenault and battery, and 22 will bi. I:.murd lt, '. The n:ob d.cetro yId LTundy's h(oue, b.ut him up and knoikod out on- of his eyies with a shovel. Shot at Her Employer. 'St. Petersburg, April l.-'The pl rofl tl of Moscow, M. Trepi)ff, hal] Ia nat.Iro\ (escamle from ai ssssittiont y.. terd.t y While rrceiving visitors, a governess named Allart suddenly lrw It .a 'rvlvie plarcedl its muzzle at the offinlal's br:cts and pulhle the trigger. The w(ala no' however, mniss'nd hir. In the subsn''Iu:, excltem.nt th, wioman tritd to 10'cn but was at'r 'sted. It Is tIllived that It Itttl I)It 'ev.H (connllc ted with the re(" student troubles. NEW UNION PACIFIC TRAIN MAKES BRIEF STOP AT OMAHA (Ily Ass+JcIhtted 'rev:H.) Omaha, April 1.-The inew Inii.n Pa t ifll-Northwestern overland !Imlted atopped only 10 minutes In Oln;ahaL this morning. At the unIion t l.i lati ')o imetet the train weor President Ilurt, -lnitnral Manager I)lckinson, and a ililubtlbr of clher U'niloi Pacifl and NortIwle stern local ofllcials. A party of newspaper men, heila- hd by Alfred D)arlow,.gear ra.l adv rt iJwt,; a ht nt of the Union PI':l'ie oad, .itr ,ed thi traJlr In this city and want we-.t The inew iequiplmlent, which It a part of General Botha Has / . 1ed to Meet Acting I - Ident Schalkbut, . ONE OFftR Of SURRENDER President Steyn and General Delarey Have Been Located and a Meeting Hae Been Arranged for-British Troops Are Again Sweeping the Has Been Arranged For - British (Ily As.u~,cI;ted P'ress.) Pretorrla, April 1.-President Hteyn and (lenetl lLielalrey have be'en lioated, Iand t meetinlll'llg betwee'(n them land Acting L'rttetldlnt Hlhulltklurger Is expected to be ill..tlengedt with(out further delay. It Is rIeportel d that (tiene(ll liottha will alsto attend the a tcnference. Cl.inallitll i.Metls sent In ,word that lhis c(nrnd t wilI abide by the derlilon of lth Ithner gove'rnmentll. Colllullal llllna IleVllihlw', who hla beenll oitdlting Iln theL JKlimberly distrliet, ha.s sHllI it a flng of truilc, asking for terine. The ih a, e mIlm ,bl eat, however, half I!. m) way into rferI. with thu military up erai I loli. The IlitiHh ari tiillt sweeping the nlr hetiit listlit ofl the 'I'ranai ual, wherel II IN report'ed thllt they lhave 1,000 ofl Ii'eW et.'n I nII hi the r('(ir l. PREPARING TO SURRENDER. Botha and Other Commanders Sum nmoned Meeting of Burghers. lily .\~stis. ted I'ress.) fli-helolibhlrg, Tl'ra nHvaacl, April I. I oinllallaltl lnt Alberits h.ll eltalel d a niect ing of the Ilo it In hib dilu trlh't, to take I,la ci5 mc illesi viLt of the lptlilngs sta tlhn, In order Itoi dlsa'iman the ,ropostl for at glln.rl Hasl r inld-r. It IN tall that (1in. llIIts JIotha has uillninllu)l"td a Hllllr meetnllg t Atautet' durn. A Iparty of coneta.bulwry and native I scouts wasL ambushed near here Maarh 30. blx of the party werns killed. The oI ur eluded pursult, I" iiurretldeil ' arel occurling d(aly in the 3utandlertluo dlstrlot, Caught in a Wreck. (Uiy Asoulated I'rees.) I'reutuirh, Aprll 1.--Thirty-ninhe 1 rltilh soldiers were killed anld 45 Injured in I i c!k March 30 near Barberton, Tranl :th c.olonly. FIXING WESTMINSTER ABBEY. feceiHtary Preparations and Altera tions Are Now Being Made. (fly Aeiitehlhid l'rues.) Ialndon, April I.--The duke of Nirfolk end thIe Ia llrd of works ofh HlilHI hliivd '.tktll llll(ge of WestilnlntHIer atlley, whlich, rtn Irevlouvly reported, has just bi(ii t'iloid lto liih DlblIrl The n'l eerai lltuy pireparl"atllonrs for the o:rutlllll u will ibe begun wlitholt delay. Alterations onil tile imoHst eltiorate cteale will ihav to be natudi in ..der to make provl!olo for the inrnmense number of guests who w\ill he Invited to witness thli ciuenirony oin June 6, BOZEMAN COLLEGE WILL NOT BE REMOVED. 4i (Specall to Int.er Mountain 4 B Itozratn, April I.-Governor 4 Toole mroPad, a silgnlliant state- 4 Smeint today whlle. In this city in- 4, 4' spci'ting the Montana State col- < ' IJge, lin colllpluny with two other 4) ' mtm1lerre of the Itate board of 4) e9 education. 4) Ie nmald he could confidently 4 redlic at thI t th colle;ge would not 4 * be retnoved fronm Llozoman and 4 *, that the sch*emne of consolidating , the state school, as far as It at- 4 fected the Ilozenman college, was 4 .chimnerlcal. This prediction was 4 *. made by the governor while in 4) conversation with a number of 4 the prurninent residents of Bose marn niod oflfldals comprising the 4 local 'toll go board. . Itoltlents of this city who vailue the college for the many 4 ailvilntagtas it gives the city are 4 Jubilant over the prediction made 4 iby tIhe governol, Norman Ilolter and Attorney- 4 (lano'ral Donovan, also Ilembers 4 of the state Iboard of edlucation, 4 were with the governor on the 4 visit of lusupectlion. t I 4t run i 1:i. trali', whose ag,;regatO (' Ht witm $"_1,00,000, attracted BJ iO1i ld rr a1l.lklt 11110,1 lat the depOt.. '1T1w, (i1lL(¶.. 1 lights were turned on anit tho' t(oll,,lllj1I1 M yeteni was tested while I lie train atiiod at the station. Going to the Arctic. IlIy Associated1 Prhess.) Matia F lnreieco, April F- The whaling eta. iitcr Iltýuga;' hals clearedl rfr a crulee ill IIth .i t i.", and within th(h next two (I: a'r· it:'r s Vluwhew. s'and Alexan liii 1150l also Hail.