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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII NO. 92 WEATHER FORECAST. BUTTE, MONTANA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 90o2. FAIR WEATHER. PRICE FIVE CENTS TRACY THE CONVICT NOW SEEKING NOTORIETY He Claims to Have Killed His Partner Merrill Because of a Disagreement. STOLE GASOLINE LAUNCH AT BAY, NEAR OLYMPIA Daring Criminal Seems Particularly Anxious to Let Everybody Know His Whereabouts and Impress Them With His Greatness as. a Successful and Abandoned Criminal-Proposes to Se cure Six-Shooter From the First Po liceman He Meets in Seattle. [BY ASSOCIATED iPRESS.] Seattle, July 3.--Tracy appeared at the camp of the Capitol City Oyster company at South Point, near Olympia, this morn ing about 5 o'clock. Hle entered the home of Horatio Alting. Beside Ailing, the cook, William Adair, was in the house at the time. lie informed them who he was, and then ordered them to help him get breakfast. As they were doing so, Frank Scott and John Messen ger, employes of the company, entered, Tracy then became alarmed and made the men stay at one end of the room while he took his breakfast. The gasoline launch was lying in the bay. Tracy asked a few questions about it and then ordered the cook to call the master, Captain A. J. Clark, and his son ashore for breakfast. The cook obeyed the order and the two men came ashore. After they had eaten breakfast, Tracy ordered Munroe to gag and tie Ailing and the cook. He then marched Captain Clark and his son, Scott, and Munroe down to the beach at the point of his gun. They boarded the launch and Tracy announced that he wished to go to Seat tie. He helped to get the engines started, but always keeping the others covered with his rifle. He took 8oo rounds of am munition on board with him. lie then sent Scott back to get him some clothes and a pair of shoes. At the time Tracy was wearing a pair of shoes he had taken away from a cripple. One had soles sav eral inches thick, while the other had a thin sole. Scott took a coat and vest belonging to the cook, and with these lie returned to the launch and the voyage began for Seattle. Tracy in No Hurry. Clark wanted t5 cover the distance as soon as possible, but Tracy mildly ex postulated, saying he was in no hurry to reach Seattle before darkness set in. As a result of the high speed which the yacht was traveling, the engine became overheated and had to be stopped twice. Tracy entertained his fellow passengers with blood-curdling tales of his life, and invited them to a frugal lunch with hinm shortly after the noon hour. In leaving the launch at Meadow Point, Tracy hesitated for a few seconds and then said: "Well, damn it, I don't want to get you into trouble, so I'll wait until you leave me." They walked along the railroad track through Ballard. Tracy, however, felt fatigued and insisted upon Scott sitting down with him alongside the rails a few blocks from the center of the town. While they were resting Tracy talked rather vivaciously and with no apparent fear of being overheard. They then walked along the track, a block or so further, when the criminal (Continued on Page Two.) WOOLBEATER HAS HIS INNINGS Expert Long, in Counter-Testimony to Mr Sea ver's Statement Swears Under Oath That Colbert Signed Will Beyond a Doubt. In the trial of the Colbert will case in Judge Clancy's court today, Joseph V. Long, who qualified as an expert in hand writing on the ground that he had en gaged in the banking business for 18 years and had had great experience in the ex amination and study of penmanship, testified in behalf of the Lippincott-Wool beater will proponents, that he believed that Colbert signed the will that Judge Lippincott and John Woolbeater are trying to get admitted to probate. Frank Hofreuter, one of the witnesses to the wall, also rehashed testimony pre. viously given by him concerning how the will was made and signed. Judge Lippincott was on the witness stand for a brief period when court opened this morning finishing his testimony. He testified to the bringing of the will to him by Edward Wegner, the other will wit ness, after the death of Colbert and to what Wegner said about instructions re ceived by him from Colbert, to keep the will secret till after Colbert's death and burial. To Probate the Will. Judge Lippincott said it was February so, I9os, when Wegner came to him and asked him how he should proceed In order to file the will for probate. He said that he told Wegner how. to get the will filed. "Did Wegner give any reason for not telling about the will before ?" Attorney Smith asked. , "He said that Colbert Lave him instruc COMPTROLLER OF CURRENCY REPORT SOME FIGURES OF INTEREST GIVEN OUT BY ONE OF THE IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. NUMBER OF BANKS WHICH HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED Three Hundred and Sixty-four Ilanks With a Total Capital of More Than Twenty-three Million Dollars and a Net Increase of Three Hundred and Eight for the Fiscal Year. [BY AShOCIATEiD rPess.] Washington, July 3.-Mr. Ridgeley, comptroller of the currency, has made the following statement: "lDuring the year ended June 30, 190n', there were added to the natio:nal bank sys ter 4,137 national banking associations with aggregate authorized capital stock of $3o, 407,000, and with bond deposits as secur ity for circulation of $6.o02.75o. Organ izations affected under the act of March 14. oo00. i. c., that is with capital of less than $5o.noo (in a large majority of cases, the capital being $25,000) numbered 273, with authorized capital stock of $7,247, ooo, the average capital of these associa tions being approximately $26,54o. "Included in the total number of or ganizations are 364 banks with a total cap ital of $23,160.ooo, the individual capital ranging upward from a minimum of $50, "In connection with the foregoing, it may be stated that since the passage of the act of March :4, rgoo, there have been organized T,o6i banks, with aggre gate capital of $62.349,000, and with bond deposits of $15,442,500. "fanks of the smaller class were or ganized to the number of 702, with a capital of $18,402.ooo, and I t te number of 359 of the larger class with aggregatK capital of $4 t.045,000 . "D)uring the fiscal year in question the net increase of National baink associations was 308, as three failed and were placed in charge of receivers and 66 closed by voluntary liquidation. Since the establish ment of the system there have been or ganized 6,3.5 banks, of which 4,546 are in active operation, 1.392 placed in vol untary liquidlation and 387 in the charge of reccis ers. Total Capital Stock. "\While the records showed that the to tal authorized capital stock of National banking associations have increased from 647,666,095 to 684,6o01,605, there has been a reduction during that period of bonds on deposit as security for circulation of $0,o55.700, circulation assured by bonds has decreased in the sum of $9,651,872, or from $323,85)o,683 to $314,238,811. "Circulation outstanding, secured by lawful mnoney deposited with the treas urer of the United States on account ot failed and liquidating hanks and eight re ducing their circulations, has increased front $29,851,50.1 to $42,433,280, which has resulted in a nlt increase of outstanding issues secured both by bonds and lawful money of $.,sl,9n5g. "The mnaterial changes ill dectnomninations of notes our',tanding are confined to the fives and to the tells and twenties of the bonds on deposit to secure circulation notes aggregating $317.163.530o 2 per cent consols of 193o. alloulllnt tiO $.06,o08.200 or over 96 I-2 per cent of the ortal depos its. The paid inl capital stock of the National Ilanking association increased fromn April 30. iool, andi April 30, 1902, to the extent of $30..3q7,712; surplus and other profits, $14,958,450; individual de posits, $218,o24.746, antd total resources to the extent of $,331,341,o84. This ag gregate resources of reporting associations in April, loo0 and 1902 were $5,630,794, 367 antd $5,962,135.451 respectively. tions not to tell anybody about the will till a week or to clays after his death, but then to produce it," Mr. Lippincott an swered. Hofreuter then took the stand and At torney Smith inquired of the court as to whether the evidence given by Hofreuter when the proponents were making out a prima facia case, should now be drawn out again in the evidence in defence or rebuttal of the contest made against the will or not. Judge Clancy said that he had better go over it all again. Mr. Roote, an associate of Mr. Smith, then said: "Mr. Cotter adopted the state's evidence for the Fluke-Scheuer side of the case. Why might we not adopt this?" Mr. Cotter replied: "You objected to the adoption and we adopted it over your objection. Withdraw your objection and we'll agree to your adopting this." Mr. Smith replied: "I think it will be safer to go over it." Had Known Colbert Twelve Years. The court ordered him to proceed upon that plan and he said to the witness: "How long did you know Colbert ?" "About to or ia years," was the reply. "What is your business and Wegner's ?" "Carpenters." "Were you at Colbert's cabin on Febru. ary Is, s9oI?" "Yes." (Continued on Nge Seven.) PREPARING FOR THE CAPITOL DEDICATION IN CITY OF HELENA [SrECIAI. TO INTE.R MOUNTAIN.] Responses and acceptance, Secretary of Helena, July 3.-The city is beginning State ( Gorge M. Ilays. to fill with crowds for the capitol dedica- Address, "Montana -ler Palt, P'resent tion and the Modern \Voodmen log rolling and Future," United States Senator celebration which begins tomorrow. The William A. Clark. rainy weather of the last two days is giv ing place to sunshine this afternoon and Address, "legishtive epart. t," the prospects for an inmmense crowd and hief Justice Illeodore Plraitly. a fine time are of the best, 1 Address, "tionteers of Montana," former Numerous temporary eating houses have United States Senator Wilhur F. Sanders. been constructed and sleeping accommoda- Reception at the capitol, 7 :.o30 to I) tions for thousands of strangers are now o'clock p. to. available. On the Fourth there will he two ball Already the advance guard of the vis- gaines between Ielltna and I'aclma teamns, -` -- -I - III itors is beginnin g to arrive, and the in coming trains have more than their usual number of passengers for Helena. Farmilers and their families, too, are beginning to come, and the sight of wagons loaded with sightseers is not an unceommon one. The heavy rainl of yesterday does not seem to daunt the people at the capitol. They take the we ather i,hilosoplically, and say with a hopeful smile, "Oh, it will be bright again before the celebration begins." Plenty to Eat. It was said by some iof the more pessi mistic that Helena would have a hard time feeding the multitude, and that marny would go hungry unless they provided themselves with lunch baskets. The com mittee on arrangements, and indeed al most everybody else, declare that Helelna will have no dlilTculty in feeding and caring for its visitors. ()ne restaurant is said to have already arranged to cook 2,000.ooo chickens, and other restaurants and hotels will make like preparations-.for the JOSEPH K. TOOLE, Governor of Montana. rush. The newspapers today printed lists of places where meals may be had. Lodging houses, hotels and other places where rooms may be had are likewise lay ing themselves out to accommodate the greatest crowd that Ielecna will ever see. At the headquarters of the reception committee people who have rooms to let have been leaving their addresses for two weeks, and the list has swelled into a formidlalble document. Yesterday's rain has somewhat inter fered with the decoration of the city, but already much has been done in this way. A grand arch has been erected at the inter section of Main street and Sixth avenue. The arch bears the words, "lelena Wel comes ller Visitors." At the intersection of Main street and Broadway there is an olther arch, erected by the Woodmen. By tomorrow night the stores and residences WEEPING HEAVENS MAY RUIN FOURTH IF RAIN CONTINUES, BEAUTY OF PARADE WILL BE MARRED AND EXERCISES SPOILED. If some old Rip Van Winkle of the hills should drop into lButte today, after his long sleep and be told that tomorrow would be Christmas clay instead of the glorious Fourth of July, ihe would ask for no proof. The rain cold and frequent, the hail sharp and biting which fell on the streets today, would furnish evidence galore. The low hung clouds that have been dropping their garnered fullness all day with commend able impartiality on hill and dale, on the just and unjust alike, may clear away to morrow. If they do, they will find a grate ful people in Butte. They will receive in particular the distinguished appreciation of a small body of men known as the "Execu tive Committee for the Celebration of In dependence Day in Butte." Only the clouds and the rain can put a stop to Butte's celebration, but they caii stop it effectively. There was a gleam of (Contiuda on Page Three.) will be decorated, and then all will be in readiness for the coming of the city's ttcests. One of the events of the celebration will be the grand parade on the Fourth. There will hIe thousands in line, soldiers, civilians, secret and fraternal socicties, plainsmen from the Wild West show and Indians; characters of all descriptions and ihands galore. Dedication of Capitol. After the parade the decication of Mon tana's new capitol building will take place. An imnmn, se platform has been erected at the front of the bIuilding, upon which will he seated the speakers of the dlay, the state officials, distinguished visitors, representa tives of thile press and others. The pro pram at the state house is billed to begin at 2 o'clock. It will be as follows: Call to order, Governor Toole. Prayer, the Rev. W. W. Van Orsdel. Reading the Declaration of Inidepen dItnce, Bradford Fllts. Resume of the work of the capitol com mission and formal delivery of the build i".g to the state, A. D. Peck, chairman of tae commission. STRONG MAN IS NEW FEDERATION LEADER PRESIDENT CHARLES H. MOYER, Who Is President of the Western Federation of Miners, Suoceeding Ed Boyce. You could tell by the square jaw, the firm set mouth, the clear eye and the de liberate, thoughtful manner of Charles II. Moyer, recently elected president of the Western Federation of Miners, that he is by nature fitted to be the strong leader of these strong men of the Rocky Mountain region-the hard-rock miners of the West. Mr. Moyer, who is making a visit to Butte, to become acquainted with the members of the Butte Miners' union, the largest of the branches under his jurisdic tion, took time this morning to give an Inter Mountain reporter a brief sketch of his career and incidentally to express his admiration of Butte, Butte mines and miners. A Miner Since Childhood. The federation's new president, who hails from Lead City in the Black Hills mining district, has followed the hazard ous occupation of a miner ever since he was big enough to don a suit of digging clothes and go below ground. -le was scarcely 17 years of age when he left agricultural Iowa for the more venturesome but profitable life in the Black Hills country and where he has spent the greater part of his life. He has been always a firm supporter of union principles and when sent to the na one in the forenonoin antd onle in the after Inoon. Sports and athletic events In connectici with thlie thre day' re.itc rationl have htIct, groutped into shor)lt progr)(iams for July s and 6. WILLIAM A. CLARK, United States. Sentor. tional convention of the federation four years ago, was elected a member of the executive board, a position to which he was re-elected for four successive terms. At the Denver convention last May Mr. Moyer was honored by the representatives of the mining states by being elected presi dent of the federation. To Visit All Unions. "I am going to visit all the unions in the entire jurisdiction on this trip," said he this morning. "My itinerary will ex tend from British Columbia to the Mexican border. The federation has been growing in strength every year and we are going to make a strong effort to maintain the growth. After September we will put to organizers in the field. We had five last year who were eminently successful. There are now about uzo,ooo men represented in the organization comprised of 267 local unions, of which the largest is in Butte. "Btutte is a great city," said he. "Every miner in the West feels at home when he conies to Butte and indeed, the miners have reason to, for I am much impressed with the courtesy and hearty welcome which I have found in this great camp." President Moyer leaves today for Wyo ming, whence he will go to Idaho and British Columbia, returning to Butte on his way home to Denvr. WILL PUSH WORK ON BIG FARRELL SMELTER New Plant With a Capacity of From 800 to 1,000 Tons, Will Be Completed. MINES WILL WARRANT THE OUTLAY OF MONEY Nearly $1,600,000 Will Have Been Ex pended, for Land and Plants, When New Smelter Is Completed and All Is Not Yet Told--Inventor of Process, Who Is to Superintend the Cmol.;truc tion of the New Works, Rom.leinl itr Butte for the Purpose. Witi itil e'ar tih new .slh ter which I;r;ainklint ',,tell puII pi ,et , Ii l hl ior trealing the i re it f li It:. t Stolh ilvl-*ties will I. rnllning ) i l bl.astl. It 1, Ihunght tlhat it will take anily tlt ' iel i ,i h.let to cmalller( theUe wit kh, lit it Iay11;' b o- lt(ne i1 ll ,!, utiml'. 'IhB e blast ftliml bres h rn I ,,.i l hercl, Whi as hil, 1 as I h e l.ach la te it the N rt'IhIve n i ' ilic is lM ll 11t.h th pli" t atI which the pl ilt is l e I o a.tld, Ihl Ila clhil.ly ;illll tiller 111 the' w.,k * t wi; ho de'liver l t. Th m alllly (i llln i :,t I, are hlearing the p tclition tit t, righi ,," nay fill tIIhe lille, .Inad tII er' In litBll. d bI lt thIl.at it will le ~lllla ted. I hIre. is hS. IIIpo aititn lto it, hiteu . r. hu it I vii , II.. i ts h ltr.l. l with i .1. pmlys uitr t 'li i i. the I lini lt l district. , I ll i l lel l ;. v, lll: t ( the city's . ulp tl i1 Iital. I-r:iuklinl Fancll I atte all .,! the Ih ts i Ih, I:,qt S.. ld ;Ihillilio,, . 1ti hIla.n requt ti h the county t"veningi1 ".u nn 14, tiraugh se,€ver., lll llll (InIeit t 'i( n t, . tilh. dIaw the adlhtingl I Ill Ih,' IlI Itll ,,ld r that IIr tmay IIh v.e h. f . hl4 .I h i 1 hi Ii , .la d. t" h l i . t oo l rI hl , o I Kay ni . 11. Gl t"h ernI ' laribe is t rl ( th Ii v 11s 1y ' e11' t of the l dth tio.n, ;nui, Ih(e I ('l ltI , in .t Ilit cls, t Shalt No,. j i t I",t .,,il pti p t~rticN. To Have Capacity of 1,000 I ,)it;. 'he n w sm tl,, I is I,, Ie -I the It., 1, y pattern awl w ill ca, i.,I :, a ',eir , ,,I II.It fulrl;in having a coibilied t . .ll iily v of from dllh0 It i,,.nu tolls of otr li,, day. MIr. lnagley, who invented tlhe i . i..es, will have charge of the work of can trul tion and will ret:,inl ol thlle i ulltil the fires are liKghtd and the first hatch of coplper Illllte turned out of the wal ks. The rlst of the entire pIant cmtp lilet will be le lse to $1u,uu0, which will ial;ke a Itotal of nea ly $1,5 i, ,ii Mr. Ftut, ll will have expendedl. in buying mines, huvchlop ilg theralll l littbllilg ai pl a in o li 'hih to treat till,' plluct. It is Illill'e possible hdi t li" thin smeltel(r is llimhld.l ImIIe r, m Iilllilln u.'ulld will be addehd to thii ahIl.ly i.:1, t.,t ow.ed by Mr. Iarrtll, a itl I Iny Molt: thlolatlds of dollars will hate . t . , pid, out for its acj,ltiiliou.l Ill coit ylle tity with the Iuhlil iiiJ the s Dlter, the scription fs t what Shiawif2 g elt .ri , wIi h, ttruulllrlly r. l, ua I;I i u il a he lal l in his millesli t i, I iH.I i.h, I ittvr iiR tll hy l lilt flti ;II k tIu, iit', v.., Idl . t,,ti has bvrn afkti w nt y ttIi.. r iiia I, It n ter ucpo, lthai t hl Ii. wt ould I. Ih n 11utI lil lowed it yveslt iday with pI . ,lit itllml ;il to il l illlll liI lha l a Ilt t ,h ,lm , Ill III ahnswer to thl iit' ie ili if, it m ily I' ,tated th a t M r. V au rr ll .a n d h i- , ,, =,, .,. k n o w exactly what they us, doin.y, ol, ;t., not a thi tg on lth. the ory thait it o, :I gtuiI Ili to build a tliunntulatll ',tiltiT af l Iih out later whvethr the mi l,.ft uilain nnrl, c 1 iti aullicin tf qilat ily to .sipply it ti r t 1h 1v to Description of Shaft No. 2. lShaft No. s of the Mi.tuis lunc . p t :er clima, which prpiei rtly Mr. it.rt III bhu;,t at year ano l a half t al o fr l thi . tiiti ,tat t of $4lo0,oo0 , 1 l',ss',l thl r ,ou h twvo b. li'r, , 'of I .e lnear t ihe 5so foot IIIllk. ()IM It. thll , v m, isL is seven feeter wild ;lli the alth, .;-, i 't t. Hie knewu ths th ilt vi., l were IthI r, iit l .iat they will be tapped alut in a t : ent h t :, ter: r deplh. The ,,haft is now t,' h., t ,L ,p and when the bottom towhbe, the I,,uo m ta rk b o th v e in s w ill i :e |;lp p ', [ b y < t '+s - CUt drivell frolll varilts l poi it, lib twtrjk the hoo and rfoo. It is not the itl, ntion to stlop fiuking ait the ,uuc . A inu r a,,,. s the ore bodies are well ,opnld up aboive, the shaflt will bre coilined d. wnwanI and cro.sJcults drivenll at each too feert. The veins cut by b halt No,. . are continu ations of those of the veins of i th Silver low mline, owned by the Iltitte & iJostont compalltlny, rand douitlehs llenter hye mouin tain rangt at the east side of the flat. Plenty of Water at Hand. T'he mcltcer is to Ie located as close to shaft No. 2 as it is pouible hrt get it with out interfering with the operation of the mine, in view of tihe fact thi;At there is to be no concenlltraltor ill cnll(cc tion with it, not witch water will e n.re.,sary, buts what is required is obtai nll at close at hand. Donald Gillis, who has been epngineering Mr. Farrell's illterets here since the work was first begunr, was arsked today alt tlhe plant, but he refusd t t say ;nythigl ill coninection with it. The inorm:eton was lened from anotlher source, however, aind is absollhtely reliable. After the new plant is in mtotion, Butte will have a good representation of mining comlpanies of the solid branid. Senator Clark is operating mines and a largo smelter, Franklin Farreh is operating in dividually on a large scale, and there will be a long lint of other companies and indli-. viduals that will be inl the harness. 'here is no sure thing that tile Speculator crowd will not build a Iplant some day. Had Narrow Escape, Ili AssorriAnIIn) PRI'ss I Paris, July 3,--Charles W. Morse, who is identified with many national banks in Indiana, has had a narrow escape from serious injury while riding in the Bois de Boulogne. During his ride, while go ing at a trot, his horse stumbled and threw Mr. Morse to the ground. Hle struck on his face. He was at once taken to his hotel where he is rapidly recovering.