THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL XXII NO. 137 WEATHER FORECAIT. BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1902. RAIN-COOLER,. PRICE FIVE CENTS
WANT TO COME
OVER TO US
Trinidad and Jamaica Weary
of Do-nothing Policy of
UNCLE SAM'S WAYS LOOK
PRETTY GOOD TO PEOPLE
They Notice How Porto Rico Is Thriving
Under American Rule and Contrast
Its Prosperity With Their Own Sad
Condition-Crops Ruined, Everybody
Out of Work and Taxes Exorbitant.
Officials Doing Nothing.
fI. Y ' Ov a.SIArU, 15ss.]
Ua a, ~August ag.-The past two or
three (otl s have witnessed a remarkable
reqtide cehle of the American annexa
tion Ilba' in at least two of the largest
and most important branches of the British
West Indian possessions, Trinidad and
Jamaica. The leaders of the agitation are
generally planters and business men.
These point to the growing prosperity of
Porto Rico and denounce the system of
British colonial government.
They also note the desperate stage of the
sugar industry and the deplorable condi
tion of the people of the islands and seri
ously suggest annexation to the United
Statts as the only possible chance of re
viving their fallen fortunes.
Such is the view of the planters and
business men and both together form a
very influential class-perhaps the most
influential class of the community.
They Are Afraid of the Rope.
The .natives on the other hand resur
rect stories of lynching and the workings
of the anti-negro law in the Southern
states anl declare themselves emphati
cally against annexation and strongly in
favor of the British rule, which gives them
a freedom that has become to them even
more precious than Industrial and financial
prospertiy. Between these two factions
comes another class, influential enough,
though in a hopeless minority, holding
that a federation with Canada is the only
remedy for the ills from which the islands
are undoubtedly suffering. And between
them all the newspapers have been kept
busy publishing letters and recommenda
tions and protests.
One paper had finally to decline to pub
lish any letters bearing on the subject.
Sick of British Policy.
The truth of the matter is that intelli
gent people here are becoming altogether
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MAY HAVE EIGHT
CLUBS NEXT YEAR
LUCAS SAYS THERE IS LIKELIHOOD
OF RADICAL CHANGES IN THE
[DY ASSOCIATED PRESS.,
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 29.-"I believe
there is more than mere rumor in the talk
of Portland, Seattle and Tacoma joining
the California league," said President
Lucas this afternoon. "There seems to
be a strong probability of it, but if they
do so there will be a Pacific Northwest
league just tae same next season, and a
good one, too.
"Portland and Tacoma would be
dropped from the league, Seattle would
have two teams, and Victoria, Vancouver,
Salt l.ake and Ogden would, together with
Spokane, Butte and Helena, make an
eight team league that would be a paying
SOCIAL SESSION TONIGHT
WILL CLOSE CONVENTION
Installation of Officers Is Scheduled for
Late This Afternoon in Meeting of
[S'I(eIAI. TO INTER MOUNTAIN.]
Helena, August 29.-The annual meeting
of the state grand lodge of Good Templars
will close with a street meeting and a
social session tonight. Closing work, adop
tion of resolutions and the installation
of officers, is on this afternoon.
The following appointments were made
by Grand Chief Templar. Charles S. Pass
more today: Chaplain, Rev. C. B. Miller,
Belt; marshal, John Nottingham, Mis
soula; Deputy Marshal, Mrs. Daisy Doug
las, Boulder; Guide, Miss Perro, Drum
mond; Sentinel, D. F. Bowman, Sheridan;
Messenger, James Dobb, Meaderville.
PETER POWER HEARING
IS BROUGHT TO CLOSE
Upon Motion of Counsel for Railroads,
an Adjournment Sine Die Is Taken
-File Evidence Monday.
New York, Aupt:st ~g.-The hearing be
fore Special Exasainer Mabie, in the Peter
Power suit, brought to prevent the turn
ing over of the stock of the Northern Pa
cific railway to the Northern Securities
company, was brought to an abrupt cor
clusion today, when D. W. Guthrie, coun
sel for the railroads interested, asked am
adjournment sine die. No testimony was
Under the ruling of the court, all of the
testimony taken in the case has to be
filed with the clerk of the United States
sourt in Minnesota on Monday next.
LICK UP WORKS
MONTANA ORE PURCHASING CON
CENTRATOR IS DESTROYED BY
A NASTY BLAZE.
FIRE APPARENTLY OF
Burning of a Fuse in Power Room Starts
Configration Which Ucoasions a Loss
Reaching Up Into the Hundred Thou
sands - About 400 Men May Be
Thrown Out-Will Bo Rebuilt.
Fire broke out in the dy'namo room of
the Montana Ore Purchasing company's
concentrator, in East Butte, about 7:30
o'clock last night, and although a desper
ate effort was made to extinguish it, the
entire building went up in smoke. The
loss at the present time is a matter of
conjecture, as it is a difficult matter to
determine how badly the machinery is
damaged. The woodwork of the building
was completely consumed, but the tram
way approaches to the structure escaped
destruction by reason of the fact that the
Boston & Montana, Butte & Boston and
Parrot firemen assisted the Heinze fire
men in battling with the blaze.
Chief Sanger, of the city department, and
eight of his men also took a hand in the
fight and rendered valuable service. Had
the approaches to the building burned, the
loss would have been much greater, for
they are all made of heavy timber. One
of the tramways connects the smelter and
concentrate bin of the burned building,
and although the bin itself was damaged
Iy the blaze, the track was not knocked
out of commission. Consequently cats
were conveying the concentrates from the
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WRECK OF THE M. O. P. COMPANY CONCENTRATOR.
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(Picture by Inter Mountam.)
Heaped Up Piles of Tangled Debris, Smoking From the Fire of Last Evening, Make a Scene of Desolation Where the Montana Ore Purchasing Company's Con
d centrator Stood Before the Flames Attacked It.
SON Of MINISTER
BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS MAN
HELD IN NEW YORK KILLED PO
LICE CHIEF IN JAMAICA.
[BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
New York, August 29.-Charged with a
murderous assault on Edward Fortesque
Wright, inspector general of police, at
Montego Bay, Jamaica, B. W. I., Rudolph
Thompson has been arrested in this city
at the instance of the British government,
and is in Ludlow street jail, awaiting ex
Thompson is the son of a Presbyterian
minister. HIe vas educated in Glasgow.
Soon after completing his studies, Thomp
sons' father died and the young man
drifted to the West Indies.
On April 5, there was an uprising in
Montego Bay and during the riots which
followed, young Thompson is charged
with having singled out Inspector General
Wright for an attack. Thompson was
leading a party of the rioting blacks. Dur
ing the excitement following the riots,
Thompson escaped, arriving here on
CHARGE IS FALSE
REV. J. B. HARRIS OF BOZEMAN IS
VICTIM OF PERSECUTION,
NO CHARGE IS MADE AND
HIS CHARACTER "PASSES"
Routine Business Takes Up Time of
Sessions Today-Special Devotional
Service Is to Be Held Tomorrow
Evening Under Leadership of Dr.
Lambeth--At Gardens Today.
Rev. J. B. Harris, of Bozeman, was to
day exoneratcd and found faultlcas and
beyond reproach by the brethre', of the
Methodist Episcopal church south. now in
annual conference at St. Paul's chutch,
Serious charges against the moral char.
acter of the reverend gentleman had be.n
made by Miss Fannie Schulz, and a ttrWl
in the courts resulted in his acquitial. It
was expected that Miss Schulz's father
would be present at the conference for
the purpose of renewing the chargces aid
having a regular trial, but instead of this,
the whole matter was summarily disposed
of at the conference today, by a motion
of Presiding Elder Rector, who reported
"That there is nothing against the charac
ter of Brother Harris; that he had been
accused, but that his accusers had contra
dicted themselves and that it was a case
of unwarranted persecution,"
He Will Do.
Mr. Rector then moved that th'e char
acter of Mr. Harris, pass and the motion
was unanimously adopted.
According to the custom of the c,o:nfer
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WE'LL SOON KNOW
HOW GOOD WE ARE
WHEN THOSE ARMY AND NAVY
MANEUVERS ARE ON, WON'T IT
BE A TEST OF VALOR?
[BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
Newport, R. I., August 29.-After
months of preparation the final war man
euvers by the army of defense against an
enemy made up of a large number of ships
of the navy will begin at midnight on Sun
day. The preliminary work will practi
cally end at midnight on Friday and two
days will be allowed the attacking fleet
and the army of defense to get into posi
In order to decide which wins the imag
inary contest which wi.' go through next
week; a larger number of umpires and ob
servers have been assigned to the differ
ent vessels of the fleet which will be com
manded by Admiral Higginson. Each ves
sel of the fleet will have a navy umpire
and army observer, while each fort will
have an army umpire and naval observer.
The army yesterday established a sig
nal and a searchlight station hear the
Birenton Cove life saving station. This is
the only searchlight that the army will
have outside of Newport harbor.
WILL SOON BE ON
MID-WINTER WAR ON THE ISTHMUS
ARRANGED BY COMOMBIA
FORMER SAYS LATTER IS
AIDING REBEL SOLDIERS
Insinuates That Supplies and Arms Have
Been Smuggled in by Connivance of
Nicaraguan Officials and as Soon as
She Can Get Another Battleship,
There Will Be Something Doing.
Inv ASSO"IAT'rID I'tfS.
Washington., Autgust 2g.--Colombia will
formally demand of Nicaraugua an ex
planation in regard to the latter country's
alleged participation in the revolution
apainst the Colombian government and
back utp her demand with the most form
idable land and naval force she can inut
ter, as soon as the priesent rebel activity
on the isthmus has been crushed. Informa
tion to this effect was received fronm an
othnritative source in Washington to
The above intelligence causes consider
able surprise in dilonmatic circl.e, for but
a few weeks ago it was announced that
Mr. Concha, the Colombian minister, and
Mr. Corea, the Nicaraguan minister, had
established an entente cordiale between
telr respective governments.
"z' Shsrtly after Minister Corea's arrival in
kficaragua, where lie went some weeks ago
on a leave of absence, the Colombian min
liter here, it is stated, received informa
tion to the effect that arms and ammuni
tion for the Colombian rebels on the isth
ttls were being shipped from Corinto.
The Colombian legation here had been
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LOSS OF A ROLL
PROPRIETOR OF YELLOW MEDICAL
INSTITUTE IS MADE VICTIM 0"
GAVE THE DOCTOR A BIG
CHECK TO KEEP FOR HIM
Then Rushed in One Afternoon and Ask
ed Part of It in Cash, as He Needed
It in a Hurry-And He Must Have
Been in an Awful Rush, for He Has
Never Come Back.
)r. WVilliam I'. KIe.v,. n,tna.,,'r of the
Vetlleck Medical institute,. has beliti swin
diled out of $400 by a si minIth forger, int
what appears to lie aitl unusutitally clever
M WV. Iletzcell is the aote of a paitient
who came to the doctor with ia check
drawn on the First National bank of
Hutte for $joo in his favor, and signed hy
W. J. Ilartwood, who, Ilehtell assnred the
physician, was a reputaIble person and a
retired justice of the s.1prene court.
"'l'hi is sa whole lot of Imtoney for tme
to be carrying around, I)o ," salid I let
zell, "'o I wish you would put it away
for me in some safe place."
"Why, cert," said the ")oc,." "I'll put it
away ill lquarantine for you."
Not more than a week later Mr. Iletzel
came around and told the cottsidian of hiis
fortune that he wantedl to get $s1 for a
few days and as lie lidn't wantt to break
the check, lihe wouil consider it a favor
if the "l)oc" would give hit the money.
"This looks like good secutrity,"
thought the manager of thei Medical itn
stitute, so lie gave Mr. Ilctirll three crisp
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LONG DAY OF REST
HUNTING AND FISHING EXCURSION
OCCUPIES HOLIDAY DESERVED
BY HIS HARD TRIP.
(BY ASSOCIAMOU tH'isiss.]
Newbury, N. I1., Aug.lrt 29.-President
Roosevelt rested today, after nearly a
week of hard work in traversing the New
England states and delivering a large
number of speeches. lie passed the light
at the "Fells," the summer home of S.c
retary of State Ilay.
Today he went to Newport, N. II., twenty
minutes' ride by train from Newbury,
bthere he will spend the rest of the day
and the night in the great park owned
by the late Austin Corbin, of New York.
The visit to this park, foremost among
the game preserves of the country, was an
ticipated by the president with much pleas
ure. He will spend the night at the
lub house in the park.
During the morning, the members of the
eildent's party put in their time fishing
d boating on Lake Sunapee or in vari
a other ways enjoying themselves.
NOW CLEARED UP
AFTER 33 YEARS, MAN SUPPOSED
TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IS FOUND
HALE AND HEARTY.
frsY ASSOC:IAEDo I'sHSs.J
Waterlon, N. Y., August 2o. -Mystery
surroundling a supposed miurder, believed:
to have been commnitted here 33 years ago,
has been cleare. up by the discovery of
the "victimn" hale and hearty in .alinneap
olis, Minn. lie is now on his way from
that city to join the remaining mnembers
of his family.
Thomas Frederick was a lad of :6, 33
years ago, when he was employed on the
farm of Charles Pickett, near (Redwood.
After a dispute over milking, Pickett
knocked the boy down. Frederick disap
peared. There were no witnesses of the
occurrence and no arrests were imade.
Pickett grieved over the suspicion directed
against hi:m and di.d a hew years later.
The boy's parents are also dead, and his
brothers and sisters only recently learned
of his whereabouts through a letter which
he addressee to the postmaster at Red
TROOPS USE STEEL
IN 'ERCE RIOT
Mob C' s About Cars and
Pul 'own an Officer,
Ba,.; Bruising Him.
MEN GIVE MINERS THE
BAYONET IN THE FRACAb
Number Are Wounded and Crowd Is
Driven Back Only After Prolonged
Conflict-Governor's Troop Is Called
Out to Protect the Home of a Non
Union Man-iStuation Is Practically
Unchanged and Little Coal Is Mined.
IlY A. L t IAI FItl Il I !;IA.
' iitamll itl l, l ., t A ti ttst .:).--ll lilt eli
citllltcer bIt.lwcnll troops amtl strikers at
L.an.sfutd this Meetn1i611, L, ap.atn \V. II.
lhriiit, oIf t'Ioi pai y Is., wrlllth i.gii. nlt,
was slilghtly injured. A halt lor, strik
ers were b;ayonetettd by thei sold iers iln the
fracs. Major e(;rharlt, in comi.mandl ou
the troops here, stalts th,. he will ialppeal.
to the military attthul it.,s to plut the town
of i.ilansford .uindeLr iitial law.
Froll dlaybrea;lk the t'Ir |lo Y lwere active
in q l',alling dislurh ' mlia and pr .tecting
lnon-uliuln iett nn their wasy to woirk. The
snou liers wrre j.itrd c hterevsir thety wectlt.
At g5 r'cl., k, I 'niiil:aniiie IK il II. weire
tplaced u, two trulley itrs. ( o itf the
cars itpa 'rided that which i',rrieil thi ll n
u niion te to li ilk iiand anot hert t ,l ti p
the rc·. At Sttlullllitl Itll, iabo t h un bl
the Iusal ntmi r ,t iI ;tien ka l d' Ih inl
tIlve" z i of thr e prote .,r wi u f Iltl Iliers
and wnt Aboutt w Cork. l (s that mre
ut tllitlllay K. atlnl we.'I' li jttilltg fIm. t w.llC
Ispral thruilh lht lower part of tih v.tt
lycr, like wi l tiretl .riiatd in a lhirt ltle
the strotii were amost blotk httld with pI
ple. \\ hFe the ,rus stopped in l.ansford
bruto ilow severd. al non unit n ut tolt
tow i I jhut a.ncd itiiul li ) ~1 iutih II.IIl l ll' tt
off, t.he nite molt a rtl, for the.. A
half dozen s.,hiers willi h ,hveled ollls
forced the strikers back, liaking a pas.
eagluway for tlh.- . un iet-ltill tet lt.
Closed About Cars.
W hen the ,,hli, ns Is "unes afllr es.
corting their charI.t' In a place (it safely,
the tunh c lnllll n c d to ' hlu e in at,,1llld thi
Company K, was abort to ju.p ,toll the
car, lie was sier|d arutnd the legI and
thrown to the ground, beinlg ,,'rely
bruised. fallf a dozenl p|)ival|s, who 0ol.
lowed him, were u.loldy h;,ull d, hfajor
Gearhardt thle. ordered his met to distrn.
IS IN THE TOILS
CHARLES RAY, ONCE DETECTIVE IN
EMPLOY OF COUNTY, LAN
QUISHES IN JAIL.
Charlcs Uay, formerly a detective in the
employ of the countty, hah ichted luip tin
siderable trouble for himself bimcl yes-.
terday nornllng. I hle police have a chael;e
against him for inpersonatitlg an ofh-er
and he was arrested il tlhe Iluard of T'rade
salooni by ()lliccrs Walh aind OI (i.
Since his arri:t, it has beern discov,.rld
that Rlay purloinedt a watch valued at $6o,
from W. J. Ili'lwning, in the h;k rtosm
of McGovtern,'s saltoon, about three weeks
ago. At the time of his arrest, hel ran
into ai back room of the oard of T ade
saloon and destroyed the time piece, but
it can be ithntifieid atnd tthe olthcrs, claim
that they have evidence uii llicieilt to couin
The mtore seriottus (charge of' grand lar
ciny has be'n madt e adil tlhe fiormeir sleuth
removed to the coitty jail.
FISH AND GAME WILL
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
M. J. Connell Is Back to Butte on a Visit
and He Is Going Down to Idaho
to Hunt and Fish.
M. J. Connell, fortimerly a reiident of
this city, but nfow a citizen of I.(, An
geles, ('ial., is visiting litte, having ar.
rived last night. For many ycaris Mr.
Connell was the tlad of the M. J. Connell
colltpat ly of ltnite, anid otne tf the city's
leading spirits inl a colmmercial a:rnd ocial
setire. Ilut in an evil momenttt lie dis
pIosed of some of his interests here and
went to Los Ange.lets, where he built a
risidence the elegatice of which, both in.
side atdl outside,l would make a Vander
bult green with envy. Mr. ('onnell likes
Los Angeles ats a piace in which to live,
but life there wouti .d it he So charting
if he could not t iuticipate a visit t, Iutte
and his old Montana friends oMtce in a
I)During his sojo)urn in Montaina he will
accoiltpanty some of the Illenlbers of the
Itntte Ilunting clulb o a huntinig :nil
fishi,g expedition to the club's grountds,
near the line between this state and
Itlaho. lie is a member of the club and
enjoys a few days outing with the boys
better than any one, Mel Lowry and John
A. Davis not excepted.
New York Copper.
[IeY AS.sO'iAriet i'tte:Ss.]
New York, August 25.--Copper, weak;
[email protected] 1 .62.; lead, quiet and uao
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