THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII NO. II0 WEATHER FORECAST. BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIAY EVENING, JULY 25, 1902 FAIR WEATHER. PRICE FIVE CENTS
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DEATH OF MRS. DAVID DURFEE
Mysteriously Shot in Front of Her Own Home-
Officers Believe Shot Was Fired At Stray
Horses and Accidentally Hit Her.
[SPECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.]
Missoula, July a5.-Mrs. D. M. Durfce,
wife of the county attorney of Granite
county, who was shot by an unknown per
son last Monday evening, died this morn
ing. The affair is one of the most mys
terious in the history of Missoula.
There is absolutely no clew to the Inur
derer and Mrs. Durfee breathed her last
without being able to speak more than a
few words concerning the occurrence.
She was returning just at ii o'clock
from the home of a friend. When near
her own house she was suddenly shot
down. She cannot rem.emimber seeing any
one and does not know from which direc
tion the fatal bullet came. She was walk
ing in front of the Nelson residence, on
South Third street, when fire flashed a
short distance in front,*she thinks, and site
fell to the ground.
For a few seconds she lay unconscious
and then recovering her senses, arose and
ran screaming to her own home, zoo feet
away. She fell fainting on the doorstep
where she was found by Mr. lHosman, who
lives in the same house.
Drs. McCullough and Buckley respronded
to a hurried summons, but failed to find
the bullet after probing. Sheriff Prescott
KOREA'S PLAN FOR
GREAT BRITAIN AND JAPAN FIX UP A
SCHEME MUTUALLY AGREEING TO
ASSIST THAT COUNTRY.
[UV ASSOCIAT.ED PRESS.
St. Petersburg, July 25.-A special dis
patch from Seoul announces the conclu
sion of an important agreement between
the British and Japanese ministers to
Korea on the one hand, and the Japanese
councillor, Kato, special adviser of the
rTHE WORLD L& WAITING ANXIOUSLY.
"a~~CB-. j w I iBF;:
The eyes of all creation are fixed on San Francisco where Bob Fitzsimmons and James Jeffrie. enter the ring to
battle for the heavyweight championshp of the world.
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Th ys fal raionaefxdonSnFacschr o Fitzsim on n ae efie ne h igt
batl fr th evwegtcapinhpo towrd
Korea emperor, on the other, by which
Great Britain and Japan mutually grants
Korea independence and guarantees their
support and assistance in all important
questions affecting her internal and for
Korea, in return, agrees to raise her
naval and military establishments to a
footing sufficient for her own defense and
also in cases of raising a foreign loan, she
agrees to restrict herself to the markets
of Great Britain, Japan and the United
She further agrees that no foreigners
shall be appointed to positions in the
Korean state service, that measures shall
be taken immediately for the protection
of the Korean territory and that a pro
test shall immediately be made against
any state or persons attempting to erect
works or buildings situated so as to pre
judice Korea's scheme for national de
Cloud Burst in New York.
1IY ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
Geneva, N. Y., July 25.---A cloudburst
caused heavy damage near Dresden last
night. Acres of crops were destroyed, a
number of dwellings, barns and other
buildings were washed away and several
miles of track on the Pennsylvania division
of the New York Central were washed
and deputies arrived shortly after and
made a thorough search of the vicinity,
hut no one could be found.
There is absolutely no clew to the au
thor of the misdeed. Mrs. Durfee had
lived in Missoula only three years and had
not an enemy in the world.
Mr. Durfee, who as county attorney re
sides at Philipsburg, came on to Missoula
the next morning and was at the bedside
of his dying wife, as were a number of
relatives. A post mortem examination
will be held by Coroner Hayes tomorrow.
The shooting has excited the populace
greatly and should the guilty person be
found lynching is probable.
Sheriff Prescott does not believe the
shot was fired at Mrs. Durfee.
There were a number of horses roaming
about in the open lot opposite the scene
and he thinks someone was shooting at
them and struck the unhappy lady by mis
But If the man who fired the shot is
found, it is feared that he will be sum
marily dealt with, as the feeling is high in
regard to the matter.
The funeral will probably occur Monday.
Mrs. Durfee was 36 years of age and leaves
PUTS ON, FINISHING TOUCH
Expected That the Winner of the Fight
W.ll Be Challenged by Corbett.
[lay ASiOCIAIID PmREsS.]
Oakland. Cal., July 25.-Jim Jeffries has
put the finishing touches on his training.
lie slept through the morning and this
afternoon took a short row on Lake Mer
ritt. This row comprised his total exer
cise for the day.
Jeffrics went to San Francisco early this
A number of challenges are expected at
the ringside tonight.
It is thought probable that Harry Cor
bett will challenge the winner for his
Trainer Delaney says that any challenge,
if bona fide, will be considered by Jef
fries, "in case he wins," added Delaney,
as an after-thought.
NEW PLAN OF TAXATION
Scheme Is to Increase Import Duties and
Probably Export Duties Too.
[DY ASSOCIATED PRESS,]
Shanghai, July 25.-The viceroy of Wu
Chang has received the Chinese govern
ment's sanction for the plans of Sheng,
one of the Chinese commissioners, which
will be approved for the abolition of the
likin throughout the empire, thus secur
ing free transit of all merchandise, native
Sheng's scheme provides for increased
import duties, and, according toroma re
ports, also for export duties, and the Chi
nese government proposes that this condi
tion shall be included in the British com
mercial treaty now being negotiated.
This plan not only abolishes the likin,
but declares that the ancient recognized
inland customs shall be scheduled and that
a number of such duties shall not here
after be increased, while the whole inland
system will be placed under the supervision
of the imperial maritime customs,
Charge Against Wilson Dropped.
[BY ABBSOCIATED PRESS,]
Indianapolis,jInd., July s.--The charge
of violating the West Virginia injunction
made against Secretary Wilson of the
United Mine Workers of America, has
MARY M'LANE IN
SHE REACHES THE HOME OF MISS
FANNIE CORBIN IN SAFETY AND
REFUSES TO BE INTERVIEWED.
IS HUNTING A COLLEGE
WITH LITTLE SUCCESS
By the Advice of Her Friend She Abso
lutely Refuses to See Anyone and
Particularly the Newspapermen-She
Does Not Wish Her Protege to Be
come More Notorious Than Now.
[SrECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.]
Boston, July a5.-Mary MacLane slipped
into the Hub without any of the numer
ous corps of newspapermen on the look
out for her being aile to get so much
as a peek, and succeeded in making her
way to the home of 'the anemone lady"
Miss Fannie Corbin, the person so
"dubbed" by the Montana genius, lives at
407 Broadway. Here Miss MacLane is
ensconced safe from the prying eyes of
a curious 'world, and tip to this writing,
has positively refused to see any one.
It is said that she of the 'anemones"
does not appreciate the notoriety she is
achieving from Mary's book and is very
indignant with her quandom friend. Miss
Corbin used to teach literature out at
the high school in Butte and it was
there that Mary learned to sit at her feet
and vow the friendship that should never
Mary no doubt thought she was convey
ing distinction upon her friend by put
ting her in the veracious narrative now
before the world, but Miss Corbin does
not see it in that light. Rumor hath it
that it is she who is keeping Mary away
from the anxious interviewer. She does
not wish her protege to make a bigger
to become more notorious than she is.
Meanwhile, Mary is casting about for
a college to join, with little succ'is, it is
said. While it is not known whether or
not she has been refused admission to
Radcliffe, stories to that effect have been
in circulation for several days. It is
said that Mary will try I.asell next. But
she will see no one and the world ,ust
wait until she chooses to speak.
RETURNS FROM SEA. GIRT
American Ambassador to Italy Guest of
the President at Luncheon.
[I"Y ASO.oArev Pjup S.]}
Oyster Bay, N. Y., July 25.-President
Roosevelt and the party which accompanied
him to Sea Girt yesterday, arrived off Saga
more hill in the Mayflower at 8:55 this
George L. Meyer, ambassador to Italy,
was a guest of tie president at luncheon
today. Mr. Meyer's call upon the presi
dent was said to be purely social. Secre
tary Shaw of the treasury department is
expected to arrive at Sagamore Hill this
W. II. Moody, secretary of the navy, may
arrive on the Dolphin, but he is not fully
expected before tomorrow.
King Steadily Improving.
[s, ASSOCIATED PRESS,]
London, July 25.-This was the first bril
liant day since King Edward's arrival at
Cowes and his majesty enjoyed the sun
shine on deck. At za:So p. m. the royal
yacht left her moorings and cruised west.
ward. All reports from the yacht agree
that the king is steadily improving. There
was another rehearsal this morningof the
royal procession from Buckingham palace
to Westminster abbey. It was witnessed
by a large crowd.
HOW FITZ AND JEFF ARE SPENDING
LAST DAY BEFORE THII BIG FIGHT
[SPECIAL To INTER MOUNTA1N.]
San Francisco, July '5.-B-oth JefTrlcs
and Fitzsimmons express themselves as
confident of winning tonight's contest for
the heavyweight championship of the
world. The public favors JclTrics and the
betting is still to to 4 in his favor.
Regarding his plans for the fight, Fitz
simmons is quoted as follows:
"1 made mistakes when I met JefTries. I
won't make themn this time. I under
rated his strength and ability. This time
S FITZ AND JEFF AS THEY WILL APPEAR IN THE RING TONIGHT.
I ..i going to dodge his strength and play
to his weakness.
"I elieve there Is not another manu in
tilh world as big as Jcffries who can handle
himself as well. For that reason, I don't
know a man who has a chance to hIat him
in a stand up, give-and take fight.
'"ut there is ai way to get him and I
knew the way. If he rushsc at IIme fromn
tl" start, I will play along for an onlning,
art'. once I get it, you will ace that lolh
h, the old punch still with him. Jclfrics'
sire- will not protect him, for bulk does
nt cut any figure when a good blow lands
or a vital lpot. I have got that sort of a
SERIOUS FIRE IN
ALBANY, NEW YORK
ONE FIREMAN KILLED AND TWO
OTHERS PROBABLY FATALLY IN
JURED BY FALL OF BUILDING.
[ItHY AS-, IAlID P1 Itl S.,]
Albany. N. Y., July z5. -- ,h, l iierman
d.,l, lie L tliet-d to ie dlying and ait
otih, t si riou ly ilj)rFd , ill ; ld lioun to a
Ili lri y 11)..4 o i a out J f$.i,ot is the
r(i Ilt of the irc: th at broke out in the
ht lt of thIe business ditrict shortly after
j ,'clock this ,iio rilinIg.
'I hl na l ofi the: ladl fireiman is I). K.
]..up, an auxiliary membl. of the in
aiimic, patrol and prominent in finanicial
!Lmrse J. Shelly, a fellow iimember of the
p.I, was dug oullt of a milns of wreck
al, terribly bIurned anld mangled. liHe
pi, a,:,ly will dlie.
I'":, k II. \Vethelwax, superintclndent of
It. insulr;lance patrol, is suffcring from
c,,i . sion of the spine and internal in
jlt a N.
"lhe fire started on the top floor of
thl piublic market buiiling in IHeaver
strle.t, and spread raplidly to the Colum
lba hotel and the Elk club house, which
adjiins it west and cast, respectively,
11 he front wall of the market building
fell, carrying with it the upper story
of the Cohitnbia hotel. Firemen who
were spreading tarpaulins in the hotel were
e:aught under the wreckage. 'The fire
cui,,,nuniclted to the Uncionditiional Re
publitanl hluil house and the building oc
cupied by the Evening Times Union.
N. itller of these- establishnments suffered
to any great extent.
Among the heaviest losers will he the
I.aing rubber stamp works, the Crucilble
'-Steel company, l.ster Parker Furniture
co(iipany, Allany Rubber Tire Wheel cornm
pany. HIutch & Fisher Shirt factory, United
Shirt & Collar company, Cadby Paper Box
company, Wcrthiem Brothers, clothing
manurfacturers; (olumbia HIotel company
and pay for over time.
She Clung to Life.
[iY ASSOCIATED P'ESS.]
Ealtimnore, Md., July 25.-An investi
gation by the coroner into the death of
Mrs. Ceccelia M. Sullivan from bullet
,wounds, self-inflicted, shows that she lived
18 hours, part of which time she was con
scious, with one bullet through the heart,
another that penetrated the stomach, liver
and spleen and one that grazed her heart.
Seattle Suburb on Fire.
[BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
Seattle, Wash., July as.-The mill of
the Bryant Lumber company at Fremont,
a suburb of Seattle, is on fire and will be
a total loss. It is one of the largest mills
on the sound. The fire is not yet under
control and a strong wind is fanning the
flames and surrounding buildings are in
punch and I am going to use it.
How Fitz Will Fight.
"Mly style of righting will depend entirely
upon what Jeflries does in the ring. If
he makes nmec come to him. I will do it, lint
after all his boasts of how easy it will he
for him to get me any time le secs lit. I
think it is up to him to do some of the
lighting and I do not belleve the c'rowd
will stand anything else.
"Unless a chance punch is delivered hy
either of us, I think the bout can hardly
be finished in less than to tunrl(s,."
Jtltries will not aidmit that hre eaii be,
bcaten. Ih cIHay:
"I ncver itlt bitter in mlily life. I have
trainedl c:;refull Ilya m winl iy s wi .
I ailn at lily bust isghting weight ;nd rno
mliatter what pilt ' ;ietistiltiirni s ll: y (iltt
o(it, I will Ibe tight %Ilh himll lIIm the (In'I
ho(IlI Jof the gony and will Surely Ire ng,
hl me tihe nIlo 'v. I v 'rylhil.g ;b(it Ihis
lattlte i i y likiing. I I1i.' i le .u11t
ally r lman alive . y11 wlhe. I whipi hii m. r I
Furyly will, I intendl t, ke .p I'ght 0',, :I
I."As to how I wi rl ll li.-ihlt . or lw . my
tactics will be That is. a thing I c;:,not ,.,y
MRS. CULVER TO PUTr
UP PALATIAL MANSION
MRS. E. M. CULVER,
Daughter of Ben ator W. A. ,Lark.
S'PECIAL TO INTER MOUNTAIN.]
New York, July 25.-Backed by the
millions of Senator William A. Clark, the
Montana copper king, his daughter, Mrs.
Everett Mallory Culver, has just completcd
the purchase of a large tract of ground in
ng about ultil I tp illnto thr ring.
'r went into a hittl. with my imind
I'p as to what I oitid tn. I'lan
he mathe in ailvamte, hut they will
t wrong, if the ,Ither fellhow fails to
.it you in the wt.ty you expected.
c ain sa;ly this, I . ill n let I liinei mons
at any galte lie may spring atnd thlr fatter
lie con.us at mte, the better I ihall like it."
Jeff Slept Late.
'his morninig Jellries. ros itI a no'lock.
After exerciintg at the Reliance club for
a 1,hort time, he spenlt the rcut intler of
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New Jersey, about six miles distant from
loonton, where she proposes to erect a
country seat that is to rival George Van
derbilt's place, Baltimore, both in the
palatial character of the mansion and is
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