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What He Thinks of Presi
dent Roosevelt and
His Work.,
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
"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
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
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
President Aided Passage Materially.
Being questioned as to the help re
ceived by Eastern senators in the passage
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
"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.
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
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
"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?"
"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?"
"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
"I can explain," the witness said once
"Say 'yes' or 'no' and then explain."
the court ordered.
"Say 'yes' or 'no,' commanded Mr.
"Well, I don't know," the witness finally
"You don't know," repeated the court.
"Well, he ldon't know. Get on with the
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
"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.
"Yes. We agreed to do what was law
'lI, as the contracts reads," Wetzstein an
(Continued on Page Three.)
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
Butte Police Think He Is Located In This
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.
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
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
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
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.)
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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
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.
Ind His Camp and Captur
ed Some of His Plunder But
Cannot Follow Trail.
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
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.

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