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VOL. XXII NO. 96 WEATHER FORECA. BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 9,1902. FAIR WEATHER. PRICE FIVE CENT
VO',r. XXII NO. 96 WEATHER FQaEC~lt. • B UTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY .EVENING, JUTIY 9, rgoz. FAIR WEATHER. '?RICE FIVE CENTS U, S, SENATOR GIBSON PAYS A VISIT STO BUTTE What He Thinks of Presi dent Roosevelt and His Work., IRRIGATIOfN MIGHT HAVE FAILED BUT FOR HIM The Democratic Senator Says if the Re pubucans Are to Elect a President in 1904 He Hopes Roosevelt Will Be the Man-The President a Sincere and Steadfast Friend of All Western Interests. "I tell you it is a splendid thing for- the Country to have a man like Theodore Roosevelt in the White House, and if the republicans are to again elect the presi dent, it is my sincere hope that he will be the man." Thus spoke United States Senator Paris Gibson to an Inter Mountain reporter, at his hotel today. Hale and hearty may be a stereotyped expression, but taken in its literal mean. Ing, it is most fitting to express the actual appearance of the sturdy Yankee and kindly dispositioned gentleman from Northern Montana, who so ably represents this state, in part, in the United States senate. Many of the senator's West Side friends called 'upon him and while he remained in the lobby of the'hotel, he was highly complimented and congratulated upon his Instantaneous success as a national legis lator. The senator made no attempt to disguise his pride and pleasure when the irriga tion measure was mentioned. Mr. Gibson takes an optimistic view of the dormant agricultural resources and possibilities of his section of the state and while, largely owing to his efforts, it has been proven that good crops can be grown on some of the prairie lands without irrigation, he has ever been a consistent advocate of government aid in storeing the water of the great streams flowing from the snow clad mountains. Montana Produces Fine Barley. "It is not generally known," said the senator, "but it is a fact nevertheless, for It has been demonstrated beyond a doubt, that in the counties of Cascade, Choteau, Teton and Valley, a barley is produced, with or without irrigation, that Is the Pest for malting purposes grown anywhere in the known world. There is enough good water going to waste, overflowing the land and doing great damage along the banks of the lower Missouri and Mississippi, if placed under proper control in storage reservoirs to irrigate and make blossom as the rose, millions upon millions of acres of now comparatively worthless land." Speaking of the irrigation measure which has just become a law, the senator said that it was only a beginning, but that there was absolutely no question that the results would be so immediately beneficial that there would be no backward step and that from now on the efforts of congress would be to enlarge and improve upon the present law. Again indulging in prophecy, the senator said: "The time will come when what is now known as common grazing land and which under our present land laws is classified as desert, but which in reality is as good land as was ever turned over by a plow, will be thickly dotted with happy homes and sulgporting a population of many thousands of free and enlightened Americans." President Aided Passage Materially. Being questioned as to the help re ceived by Eastern senators in the passage HON. PARIS IBSON. "4* y ~ ~ ~ A 'ý, v' r . ,M' N Unte Stte 8.ao. Y, e yfy ý6ý ýý #' Wj fp k':·' g~gýAg a9 i ý ka s 1ýý FLOOD SITUATION SERIOUS IN IOWA TWO HUNDRED PERSONS SAID TO HAVE BEEN DROWNED AND GARDENS DESTROYED. HUDNtREDS HAVE BEEN LEFT WITHOUT HOMES All Iowa Rivers Overflowing Their Banks and Numerous Washouts on Lines of Railroad Seriously Delay Trains Leeves Near Des Moines Leaking and a Break is Feared. [BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.] Des Moines, July g.-The flood situation in Iowa today is more serious than at any time in 1o years. The Des Moines, Iowa, Racine, Cedar and Skunk rivers are from seven to 15 feet above low water mark and the lowlands are submerged. Hun dreds have been made homeless. In Des Moines 0oo persons have been drowned and truck gardens have been de stroyed. At Des Moines and elsewhere through the central section of the state continued rains have fallen for 24 hours, the precipi tation at Born and Fort Dodge being re ported as nearly four inches. Rivers continue to rise rapidly and are filled with driftwood. False work on a bridge has gone out and two other bridges are in danger. A bridge across the Des Moines river near Borne is reported to have gone out. Leves in Des Moines are weakening and if a break occurs, hun dreds of acres of residence property will beflooded. The west half of Exira, a town on the Rock Island system, is inundated and Bar rytown is in a similar condition. Onawa, on the Illinois Central, has experienced a rain almost equal to a cloud-burst, and trains can neither enter or leave Sioux City from the south. At Marshalltown, the Iowa river has reached its highest point and numerous washouts have seriously delayed trains on the Northwestern and Great Western. The Des Moines river is rising two inches an hour. Many persons are being removed from their homes in small boats at Mar shalltown and elsewhere. Disbarment Proceedings. [sPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.] Helena, July 9.-B. S. Thresher is de fendant in disbarment proceedings begun in the supreme court by James Sullivan. Fraud is the principal charge in the four counts. of the bill, the senator grew more eloquent than usual and said: "The Western sena tors worked faithfully and ably together, and we of course received help from the Eastern states, but I doubt if the bill would have passed at all except for the president. "I had the pelasuie of several talks with the president upon affairs appertaining to the West In general, and the irrigation measure in particular, and I found that he fully understood the conditions exist ing out here, and what is of more value to us, he fearlessly championed our cause. The bill was at one time so amended that it was worthless and we were unable to change it, but Mr. Roosevelt, who had all the time kept in touch, promptly sent for several republican senators and by his vigor and knowledge of the subject, rounded them up to assist In some amend ments and warned them that he would kill it with his veto if they did not do so., "He is the first president the country has ever had who really understood the actual conditions and wants of the people in each of the states, and then he has the moral, physical and, I might say, the po litical courage, to do just what he believes to be right." The senator will remain in the city a couple of days at least. COURT LOSES ITS PATIENCE Witness Is Threatened With Imprisonment for Halting in Testimony--Adolph Wetzstein On Stand in Colbert Case. This was a peppery day at the trial of the Colbert will contest. Judge ..lancy answer a question right away, and Wets stein in jail if he did not hurry up and answer a question right away ,and Wets stein was required to tell the terms of a contract he has with the Fluke-Scheuer will proponents to aid them to establish their will. He said they are to pay him $5,ooo in case they are successful. He has an idea that there is still another will giving him Colbert's property, and in his contract with Mrs. Fluke and young Scheuer he agrees to pay them $5,ooo for their assistance in establishing it providing it appears and that is the most expedient thing to do. When the smoke of the legal battle had cleared away yesterday afternoon, the day having been devoted to a lawyers' fight over the question of letting Mrs. Caroline Burton testify as to Colbert's declarations to her concerning the alleged I'luke Scheuer will, Judge Clancy refused to let the testimony in. Woolbeater Knew His Business. Then Mrs. Burton took the stand and testified that in the carriage occupied by her, Woolbeater, her daughter and Wets stein and Mrs, Wetastein, at Colbert's fu neral, she asked Woolbeater what he knew about the will of 1896, known as the Fluke Scheuer will, in which Colbert is said to have given his property to those pro ponents. Mrs. Burton said that Woolbeater an swered that he had it in his pocket, and that when she asked him what he intended to do with it he tapped his forehead and said he knew his business. Wetzstein testified that he heard this conversation and that when Mrs. Burton asked Woolbeater to give her the will, Mrs. Wetzstein told Woolbeater in Ger man not to do so. Wetzstein was the first witness this morning, and he was under the fire of a hot cross-examination by Mr. Roote from the start. Roote read a lot of testimony given by Wetzstein when he was on the stand several days ago, for the state. "I read to you here testimony you gave for the state. You testified that you never spoke with Woolbcater about this will, al though you spoke to him about the Lip pincott-Woolbeater will. Is that correct?" Mr. Roote asked. "Yes," said the witness. "You testified that you had several cen versations with Woolbeater, and that he told you that he knew of no will. Is that so?" "Yes." "Did you say in your testimony for the state that you asked Woolbeater and Wagner several times if there, was a will and they both said no?" "Yes, sir." "Mr. Kelley asked you if you had any other conversation with Woolbeater about a will and you replied that you had a conversation down at your house and he' said he didn't know anything about a will. Is that so?" "Yes." "Mr. Kelley asked you if at any other time you had a conversation with Wool beater about a will, either before or after Colbert's death, and you answered that you had had many talks and yet that at no time did you talk about a will with Woolbeater. Is that correct?" "Yes." "And yet you knew that Woolbeater had a will in his pocket in the carriage that day, did you?" the attorney asked. "He said so," the witness replied. "You testified that at no conversation which you had with Woolbeater about a will was there anybody else present. Is that so ?" Witness Is Muddled. Here the witness claimed that he could not understand what conversation was re ferred to. Mr. Roote asked him if he understood the meaning of the word "any," and he replied that he did. Then the lawyer told him to answer the question. IHe balked. Then the court directed him to answer the question. He offered to ex plain and said he understood the ques tion. The court straightened up and whirled around in its chair and said peremptorily : "Well, answer it then, or I'll put you in jail. I won't stand this practice. I'll be done with this case some time." It was evident that the court meant business, and was at the end of its pa tience. "I can explain," the witness said once more. "Say 'yes' or 'no' and then explain." the court ordered. "Say 'yes' or 'no,' commanded Mr. Roote. "Well, I don't know," the witness finally replied. "You don't know," repeated the court. "Well, he ldon't know. Get on with the case." Mr. Cotter interposed an explanation In behalf of his witness here. "The conversation in the carriage was not between himn and \Wolbeater ibut be tween Mrs. Burton and Woolbeater," said he. "No, he had that talk himself," insisted Mr. Roote. Mr. Cotter disputed this, and the court took the arguplent up and said: "T >; they all talked in the carriage. ilis wife iand he both took part." Roote resumed his examination of Wetz ttein and said: 'You never mentioned this conversation in the carriage in your previous tcsti mitony ?" "I can explain that," said the witness. Mr. Roote told him to explain and then changed his mind and tried to go on to other and pleasanter things, but both Mr. Kelley and Mr. Cotter insisted on an ex Ilanation and the court upheld them. T'he witness said: "I was told by Mr. Kelley to restrict my evidenbe to the Woolbeater-l.ippincott will," the witness repilied. Then Mr. Roote sprung a question as to whether or not he had a contract with Mrs. Fluke and Mr. Scheuer to aid themt establish their will. W'etzsteln answered that he could explain that. "Answer the question," the lawyer said. Wetastein admitted the corn, "I have an agreement by which Mr. Cotter is re tained in the case." Mr. Roote immediately wanted the con tract, the witness admitting it was in writing, but the court said it was priv ileged and refused to compel the witness to produce it. Court Does Not Understand. Then the court said it did not under stand what the contract was and wanted to know. Wetzstein explained that he had enmployed Mr. Cotter to take his case after C'olbert's death, on the assunllltiot that a will in his favor would be discovered. Then the Fluke-Scheuer contestan:ts said they would like to employ Mr. ('otter to aid then, and an agreement by which they employed the lawyer was reached, the wit ness not wishing to keep Mr. Cotter out of a fee. After further cross-questioning of the witness about his previous testimony, in Swhich he had testified that Woolheater had always said lie knew of ino will, Mr. Hoote returned to the contract to aidl Mrs. Fluke and young Schcuer and said: "Have you explained all the terms of tlist contract ?" "No," replied the witness reluctantly. "Tell it all then." "Well, we agreed that in case I paid part of the first fee that had to be paid to Mr. Cotter as a retainer and their will was probated, they were to pay me $5,ooo, ::ntd if mine was established I was to pay them .5,ooo or to per cent. They were short of ready money," the witness replied. "You pooled your interests," :aid Mr. ;'Uote. "Yes. We agreed to do what was law 'lI, as the contracts reads," Wetzstein an swered. (Continued on Page Three.) REWARD AWAITS YOU IF YOU CAN FIND HOBBS Denver Police Are Anxious Concerning Young Gentleman Whose Photo graph Is Given Below. Have you seen the young man in the n:companying cut about the race track recently ? Iris name is Charles P. Hobbs and Ih CHARLES P. HOBBS, Butte Police Think He Is Located In This City. is badly wanted by Chief of Police Ham ilton Armstrong of Denver, Colorado. lit a letter to Chief Reynolds, the Den vcr chief states that IHobbs robbed a man of $5oo in cash and a diamond ring, .alued at $300. The letter states further tilat Hiobbs left IDenver on a northbound train and as he is given to playing the :i(.s, it is inferred that Butte was his dJ, 'ination. Ihlbs is dlescribedl as being a3 years of age, of slender build, with light hair ;aIl Ille cyis. If hie is in Blutte, he prob ally frequents the' race track and the per son who points btim out to an officer will receive a liberal reward. LAWRENCE CARRIGAN, MINING MAN,' IS DEAD L.awrence Harrngan, a prominent mining rsan of Hancock, Mich., died at a :30 o'clpck this morning, at St. James' hospital, after an illness of one week with pneu monia. Mr. Carrigan came West from Michigan out to days ago to look after some min Sreipets in Idaho. When he arrived utte the weather was cold and raw, and e contracted a cold which resulted in phelaopla,. h.e 4peaued wa s years of ae. _e rides a Wite and & six chldren llnin atv cock, Mich., he leaves a brother, Martin C',rrigan of Anaconda, who will accompany the body back to Michigan tonight. President John 1). Ryan of the Daly hank, knew Lawrence Carrigan well. "Carrigan was a fine man," said Mr. Ryan this afternoon. "I had known him for a long time. For 25 years he was foreman of one of the departments of the Lake .Jperior Smelting company. He was con sidered by his employers a model foreman, and he leaves hundreds of friends who will mourn his untimely death,'t SAMUEL GOMPERS COMING TO BUTTE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FED ERATION OF LABOR HOPES TO CHECK MR. DEBS. CONJECTURE ABOUT THE RESULT OF THE FIGHT Dan McDonald Quoted as Saying That He Was Not Afraid of Gompers and That He Could Do No Harm Here Organizing Going On in All of the Large Cities of the West. Salmuel Gomlpers of the American Fed eration of I.abor has not lost all hope of keeping Montana fron tlhe American La. bor union. Right in the middle of the lDehi tand McNGrady pyrtechnuics, with I)an McNI)onald alnd all his arch-enemies aroundl himl, he has decided to invade Buttel antd make a tight for the supremacy of the Federation. Thomas I. Kidd of C(hicago, vice presi dent of the Federationu, at John I. I.el.non of lluomington, I1l., its trrasurer, have made arrangemelllts to talk to a i;.ass mileet ing in this city at Miners' Union hall Sun day evening. I. E, McLean, general arganlizer for the organization, has arrived in the city and secured perllisnion of the Trades and labor assembllly to have the speakers appear under its auspices. The BIutte Miners' union has ipermitted the use of Miners' Union hall for the eveninlg. There is much conjecture i1 laibor cir cles as to the llpurpose and result of the calmpaign oif the Federation. It is well knowln that G;otlipers and I)els are iight ing with all their enelrgies to secure conltrol of thle inational organization. At the Denrver convenition whenli it le c'uae knowni that thie Wi'estern ILabor union was coltempllatiog extenhding its scope and beh m hing national in its authority, a com littetr was sent otit friiom reati i;arters of the Federation to head ltoff the Illiovellent. Eloqutence i of thle mIs(,t contlVincigll type was brouglht to hear ton the iiinherr of the convention I(bth agaiist til. ' exten sion of authority and the socialistic tail which Eugene I)elts alnI others were at that time endeavoring to pin in the new labor union kite. What success thie cornmittlle, had has has now passed into history. 'The union ie camtle a national one(l; the dcelegates corn miittetl the organizatilon to socialismll- whether the actionll will mlteet with the indlorsentent of the tiellllmes tIhIrnlselves remains to be seen--and Gollpers was for the' once defeated. Since that ttime, however, the Federation hiss beeln carrying on all active. campnllaign. The fact that several unirons---tnatiton)al or international in their scope--suilh as tile Typographical onion, the Iront Molehrs' union, the Cigar Makers' unio, andl the Machinists' union, are alliliated with the Federation, gives that holdy a prl-stitge andt a firm foothol(d in many of the cities inl which thle catnpa igns are slow in progress. I)els, supposedly advocating soclalisil, (Ciontiluted on 'age 'fT.rec.) .-: ._: : . . ; . . . - MIULDOON REMANS TO, ARRIVE HERE TONIGHT Funeral of Late Foreman of Butte Re duction Works to Be Held by Various Societies. Renainls of the late I.awrence Mtldoon, who died at Oconomowoc, Wis., Jully 7, will arrive over the Northern Pacific rail way at 7 o'clock this evening. Sherman & Reed, undertakers, will take charge of the corpse, and funeral announcements will be made later. In Mr. Muldoon passed away a central figure itn local labor circles. He was a well-known democratic politician and a member of the Ancient Order of lliber nians, the Robert EnnCett Literary so ciety, the Catholic Knights of America, and the Modern Woodmen of America. IHe was a beloved and respected memlber of these societies, as well as at the ltutte LAWRENCE MULDOON, Well Known Butte Man Whose Remains Are Brought Home Today. Reduction works, where he had been fore man for a number of years. The deceased was born 44 years ago in Meath county, Ireland. He came to America in 188o and went to work in a copper smtelter in New Jersey. In 1883 he came to Butte and accepted a position at the Parrot smelter. This plant was purchased in 1886 by Senator Clark, who made Mr. Muldoon foreman, a position he held up to the time of his death. lie was one of five men now living who saw the Butte Reduction works start up. The various societies of which he was a member will be represented at the funeral, which will doubtless I;e very large. Mr. Muldoon is survived by a sorrowing wife and two children, a boy and a girl, aged ao and za respectively. I" iRILL BELIEYVED SOW TO BE WITH TRACY Ind His Camp and Captur ed Some of His Plunder But Cannot Follow Trail. SEEMS PROBABLE THE MEJN WILL BE CAPTURED Search for the Fugitive Desperadoes Said to Be Now Conducted in a Systematio Way and That the Organization Is Much Better Than Heretofore-Many Posses and Bloodhounds from the Penitentiary Now on the Trail. Seattle, Wash., July 9.-1 p. m.-All trace of convict Tracy has been lost. The dogs have been withdrawn. IlY A h((w'IAIlII I'II'RFs.I Sectlhe. Julty ).--A special froni Renton at is a. 'I says that an tOregon pilliten tiark g1mud has inforll)led the l(.possei who aire chlasiing ''racy, thaiit Merrill has joined him. Followiing is the lnews as it has reaicid here this nmorning: 6( a. nI. t(ii'arson and Lyons left herl at 4 'criiek with the iihounlds, lproce(eding to tlitrroiws' hi:Lithi.sii, wh'ere they iP ied the dogili would aigailn take iup the scent. A report has just imien in that tihe dotgs fai'led t Ilake Ithe sceni t there, and that the Iparty is inow working till the pIilt. line. Re ,ton, 7:30, ;i,. I.,--e ileputy SherifT Snyder has jiust .cime in from tlii lerrnill's home whire he spenlt the night with s-.lvn airledi . I1aif a I ile inorth of the h .is, iup the railroad track, they fnilt d lthe plain'' whe're Tracy had:l a fire on Mon day night tol whi'e he and Anderson hadi sihpt. T'l.y also hlind the valise lak'n from tinhe Jhniun house, one big blue blanket, Iving ;llan. solle co(hi hi(scuits, aI iutcIh .box, six p ounds of fllir, nll pimuln of ilittir, a liar oI si and melll llme w ilting paper, pn andl ink al d plosltage Staimips. Rteltoni, 8:.! a. nI. The posse which departed ft iiiulrinn at .I o'clock this morninllg lprlceiddil ti lurrows' iboalthlouse at tlhe srco(id bridge, where T'racy was last reporteld. Bloodhounds Failed. 'li'h, hIounds failed to take the m'set at this pointl alnd the posse tooik a course back over the hill toward the lpipte line, erossing wherever possible all roads. They circled aronml the pipe line, proceeding mtllh toward iRenuton. Every empty cabin or house was surriunded and searched. This course was fillowed until they reached the farm house of G(eorge East, about two miles fromi IRenton. East would liot answr ITih sul onii iliinu of the tossc anii was coll lletlldli to aniswer their queries at the pointi of a rifle, lie acted i an ;illx trenuely s.iuspicilus manniler, but the ilosse coneutied to iiVestigate there no further. Ihe search conltiiiiid ailon the pipe line until tihe countiily road was struck, where it was learnedi tlhat a suslicious icharacter had passedi ailong toiiwardl Seattle btwteen 1m and i o'coick this mliorning. The posse tiirneld ltowaird Seiattle, hbut after proceeid ing several mil es tiirnedl tack towarid Ien ton. Walllter l. iLyons, with Gluardl Carson, headed the posse. lRentonli, I:3o a. ill.-A man wiho just 'camelil ini fr.imli ilack River Jlunliction said that Tracy was seeni at 8 o'clock this lilmorning ill a hop dirying house linear Ilack Rliver Jltiiion. They have dispalitcihed in other iposse friomi the reserve force in Rein toiln. The repotlrt states that there are two other men with Trai-y. Rlenton, 9:3o a. mi.-Two imeitn have jurt comei in who repoiirt that T'racy has just tbeen driven frioni the hop llihouse and rian acrolss a clearing within sight of the post office, or, in othier words, a lquarter of a mile front the tetil)ithonie stationil at Rleniton. Tracy was going in the directiion of the Southern Point of lake Washington. T'racy was carryiing a gun. The posse that went to the hi l) house is in full chase after hiii. G(tarmI Carson aiitd three ,thei men have just left here to ihtercetpt him. Merrill and Tracy. Arillia, Wash., July 9., ro:45.-It is now known definitely that Merrill is with Tracy. lie joined him last night in the vicinity of Renton and is traveTing with him this morning. They were both to gether at the Hlart house on the Squire farm as late as 8 o'clock this morning. Merrill has been positively identified by a man from the Salem penitentiary. It has been learned that Anderson's story re garding the four men whom Tracy met on Monday is absolutely correct. Merrill is one of these four men. A posse left Renton on a special train at 8:r5 and came to Black River Junction. T'hcre the party divided into three differ ent sections; one was left to guard the bridge at Black River Junction, another one between that point ahd the river, and the third went on to Orillia, and is leading out on the road in a direction southwest of Renton. The men are to remain in their places while the blood hounds take tp the scent from the Renton end, going down the valley toward the river. The search this morning has been taken tip with much better spirit and better or ganization than that which marked the bungle of last night. It may be that Tracy will again succeed in eluding his pursuers, but from present indications here it seems probable that before nightfall the desperado will be captured. Cloudbursts in Pennsylvania. [Is AssocIAIr)E Puress.] Easton, Pa., July g.--A cloudburst in the upper Bushkill district of Northampton county last night, did a vast amount of damage. Only meager details are obtain able owing to washouts and the destruction of telegraph and telephone lines. Charles Abel, a farmer, was killed by lightning. The Bushkill creek overflowed its banks and Mayfield, full of grain, was almost wholly destroyed.