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VOL XXII NO. 176 WEATHER FORECAST BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER to, 1902. FAIR, WARMER. PRICE FIE EN SENATORS ENDEAVOR TO SOLYE THE PROBLEM Quay, Penrose, and Platt to Confer With Governor Odell on the Coal Strike. 10 ONE IS PRESENT TO REPRESENT OPERATORS And It Is Therefore Surmised That the Senators Are Trying to See What Can Be Done by the Government in the Way of Forcing Matters to a Head Mitchell Is in New York, but Was Not at the Conference and Will Not Speak rov ASSOCIATED PRFsa.] New York, Oct. to.-Continuing their efforts to bring about a solution of the anthracite coal strike Senators Quay and Penrose of Pennsylvania, and Senator Platt and Governor Odell of New York met today for another conference. The meeting place was Senator Platt's office in the down-town business district. The conference began shortly after to o'clock, but none of the coal operators nor anyone representing their interests ap peared. The absence of amy representative on the operators' side of the dispute was regarded as indicative tha:t this morning's confer ence between the pyliticans would be de voted to an effort to discover some means of forcing the strike to an end. Another phase was injected into the situation today by the making public of David Wilcox's letter to the president demanding that the federal government proceed against the miners' organization as a conspiracy to prevent interstate com merce. Mr. Wilcox is said to represent all the coal operators, and the publication of his letter is regarded as somewhat in the nature of a statement of the operators' position. Mitchell Will Not Speak. President Mitchell of the Miners' union, with the district presidents, spent the early part of the day at his hotel and declined to answer any questions except to say that he expected to return home today. It was reported that just before he left the Fifth Avenue hotel, this morning, J. P. Morgan had a brief private conference with Senators Quay and Penrose. This could not be confirmed, however. President Baer of the Reading road, came over from Philadelphia this after noon, and shortly after his arrival here went to J. P. Morgan's office. Later, Chairman Thomas of the Erie road, also called, and the three remained in close consultation for some time. At 12:30 Mr. Baer and Mr. Thomas left the Morgan offices and went around to Senator Platt's office, where Senator Platt and his con ferees were in session. They were quickly ushered into the room. The conference in Senator Platt's office broke up soon after I o'clock. Senator Platt stated that everything had been put off until Tuesday. Chairman Thomas of the Erie road said after the conference that no conclusion had been reached. FOR SERVICES AS RENDERED Denver Woman Sues Estate of Million aire for Large Sum. iRY ASSOCIATED PRESS.] Denver, Colo., Oct. so.-Suit has been filed in the district court by Miss Mary F. Lathrop against Judge Moses Hallett of the United States court, executor and trustee of the estate of the late George W. Clayton, to recover $5o,ooo for alleged legal services rendered to the Clayton estate. The will of George Clayton created a trust fund of $z,9oo,ooo for the establish ment in Denver of a college for poor white male orphans, and Miss Lathrop bases her claim on alleged services in defending a suit which sought to have the trust de clared void and the fund distributed among Clayton's heirs. TOOK STORIES OF THE CHICAGO FIRE LOCAL MEN WHO WERE TELEGRAPH OPERATORS ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 9, 1871, Yesterday was the thirty-first anniver sary of the big Chicago fire which broke out October 9, 1871. In recalling the awful disaster that attracted the attention of the whole world, H. O. Wilson of the Short Line said this morning: "I remember that fire distinctly. I was a telegraph operator at Deadwood, S. D., at the time, and took the account for the Associated Press. It was a frightful calamity for those who had to go through it; but Chicago has been the gainer in the long run, for the town arose, Phoenix-like, from the ashes, and was rebuilt on a much more magnificent scale." Levi Wilson, who is at present the local manager for the Western Union Telegraph company, was located in San Francisco at the time and had charge of that end of the fire story, and it has the distinction of being one of the biggest stories ever hand led by the "A. P." GILLIS NAMED FOR THE STATE SENATE POPULAR REPUBLICAN NOMINATED TO VACANCY CAUSED BY MR. BUZZO'S RESIGNATION. LATTER'S LETTER READ IN COMMITTEE MEETING Three Candidates for the Legislature to Fill Vacancies on the Ticket and Other Places Left Open by the Con vention Receive Attention-Meeting Is Enthusiastic and Encouraging. Silver Bow county republicans intended to have a meeting of the central commit tee last evening. Not only did they have the meeting, but held a rousing rally in th large hall at headquarters which was filled to overflowing with enthusiastic friends. Old-timers in the party, men who have always been republicans but have never taken an active part in the campaigns, were present to lend a word of encourage ment or advice and when, after two hours of speeches, plans and deliberations, the meeting adjourned it was with the feeling that every man had made up his mind to get out and make a winning fight for the grand old party. Much regret was expressed at the busi ness engagements which compel T. W. Iluzzo, the nominee for state senator, to 'e absent from Montana (luring the cam ,paign, but when Malcolm (;illis was named and in an earnest speech announced that lie would accept and go in to win, the candidacy of the new leader of the county ticket was hailed with acclamation. Mr. Buzzo's Letter. At 8 o'clock Chairman A. N. Yoder called the mecting to order. As the hall was crowded to its utmost capacity, it was necessary to ask the members of the committce to take the scats in front. After a few parliamentary remarks the chairman asked Secretary M. A. Berger to read the declination of Mr. Buzzo which was as follows: To the Republican County Central Com mittee: "Gentlemen-It is with sincere regret that I have tendered to you my declination as a candidate for state senator from Sil ver Bow county. This course has been im pelled on account of business reasons sole ly and not by reason of any lack of inter ct in republican politics or in the success (Continued on Page Three.) MALCOLN GILLIS WILL BE POPULAR SENATOR MALCOLM GILLIS, k" Who Is Making the Race for State Senator From Silver Bow County on the Re i publloan Ticket, vWhile Mr. Buzzo's friends regret his departure sincerely, the republican party is fortunate to have many capable and pub lic-spirited citizens from whom to select a candidate to take his place on the ticket. In Malcolm Gillis, the forcible, upright, young advocate of republicanism, the central committee has been peculiarly for tunate. Everybody in Butte knows Mal colm; everybody respects him; and the news of his candidacy will fully offstand the regret for Mr. luzzo's unavoidable withdrawal. Mr. Gillis has not only been a constant and earnest worker in the republican ranks, but also a prominent and active champion of the rights of the working men, one of whom he is. His candidacy will be welcome to the clean, honest citi zens of the county who know his worth and who have every confidence in his ability and integrity. Silver Bow county's next senator was born in Canada just 40 years ago. When a lad of 8, his family moved to Michi gan, where Malcolm received his education at the publio schools and imbibed the spirit of sound republicanism. In the Michigan mining district he learned the professlon of engineering. He came to Montana in ,88g. CRAND ARMY WILL COME TO 'FRICO DECIDE UNANIMOUSLY TO HOLD NEXT ENCAMPMENT IN CITY SY THE GOLDEN GATES. SI UNION VETERAN LEGION TO SUSPEND COMMANDER Charges of Arbitrary Action and Ilo Refleotions Upon His Character Are Made Against General R G. Dyrenforth -Case Is of Wide Interest to the Men Who Fought in the Days of 'e1. [BY ASIOCIATED PRI S8.] Washington, Oct. to.-The Grand Army of the Republic today decided by b vote to hold its encampment in 1903 at. San Francisco. - Practically the only competitor was At lantic City, but few votes being cast fo Saratoga. The chances of the latter plaee were destroyed by the decision of the New York men to support San Francisco and when the solid vote of that delegation was cast today for the Pacific Coast city, it was recogni-ed that Atlantic City's prospects wcec very slim. General Shaffer made the speech nom inating San Francisco, while Department Commander Hall of New Jersey nam Atlantic City. The vote was San Fra. cisco, 573; Atlantic City, 178. The selection of San Francisco was then made iunanimnous. Bellfore the place of meeting was chosen the list of national officials was comn_ pleted. A. \V. Atchison of Texas was chosn surgeon general and Rev. D. B. Shucy of Kansas chaplain in chief. During the day the committee on legiw lation presented its report. The report was devoted especially to the committee's effort to secure a modification of the civil service laws in the interest of veterans, which was stated congress had failed to concede. The committee finds that the president is in hearty sympathy with the efforts t& secure a broader recognition of the claims of the soldiers Lnd in marked contrast to the attitude of congress." The following national officers have been elected by the Women's Relief corp:. Mrs. Loudusky J. Taylor of KM *1 asts, president; Mrs. Geraldine Frishy of Cali fornia, senior vice-president; Mrs. Maty M. North of Maryland, junior vice-prga. dent; Mrs. Sarah C. Philips of New York, treasurer; Mrs. Jennie Day of Connectleut chaplain. IHe was one of the first to advocate the organization of Butte Stationary En gineers' union, which has since become so powerful, and it is mainly owing to his efforts that the union has been so suc cessful. Mr. Gillis has been elected to every office within the gift of that body. He was sent from the union to the councils of the Trades and Labor assembly as its representative and was subsequently chosen by the engineers as their delegate to the Western Federation of Miners. For three successive years Mr. Gillis was honored as the representative of his union in the national meetings of the Fed eration. His active support and' earnaeq work for the cause 5f labor has made hims many friends. Malcolm Gillis has been chosen three times as chairman of the county central committee of the republican party. He has been vice president of the republican state central committee for four years, and in many ways has been publicly identified with the interests of the party in city, state and county. No stronger man to head the county ticket could be chosen, and with Malcolm Gillis at their head the repub lican candidates may safely consider that victory is already won. CAPTAIN E. B. EVERTS DIES OF PNEUMONIA CAPT. EDWARD EVERTS, Member of Butte Polictoe FoPre Who Died This Morning at a Butte Hosptal of Pneumonia and Complicated Causes. t ath aome to Police Captatinldward B. Evert itf St. James hospital this morn ing at oao o'clock. While thd captain was know very low e nei.i of his death will com-tas a shock! to his shaiy friends, as it was given out yedterday afternoon that his condition was slightly improved. Pneu monia is declared to be the cause of his death by the physicians who attended him. Captain Everts came to Butte from Kansas City 15 years ago. He was born in the little town of Brandon, Vermont, and was 3o years of age. When still a small child his parents sent him to Bloston, Mas sachusetts, to live with an uncle, and Cap tain Everts' boyhood days were passed in the city of culture. Mayor Liked Him. In the dawn of young manhood Everts c;ame West, and for several years worked in a bank in Kansas City. Becoming tired of the confining work he came to Ilutte and secured employment on what was then the street railway. lie was conductor on a cable car that ran to Walkerville at that time. In 1897 Everts was appointed p:ltroh(lllan; on the police force under Chief Mtilhol land. So well did he fulfill his duties as an oficer that he was retained when Chief James Reynolds assumed( the office of the head of the local police force. Mayor I)avey liked the young man so well that lie appointed him captain of police and Cap tain Everts filled this office up to the time of his death. In the Cold Damp Night. It was known to the friends of Evert; that he was ailing during most of the month of September and that only his re markable will power kept him in the har JERRY MURPHY IS THERE WITH GOODS SECURES VALUABLE WITNESS AGAINST FRANK BUTLER, WHO IS SAID TO BE A BAD MAN. Detective Jerry Murphy this afternoon secured a valuable witness against Frank Butler, who is now in the city jail, charged witn having held A. T. Trudgeon, up at the point of a revolver Wednesday night, at the corner of Mercury and Colorado streets. Trudgeon was robbed by two masked men and Butler was arrested on suspicion of Leing one of the highwaymen. This afternoon Edward Eno told Detective Mur phly that he saw Butler standing at the corner of Mercury and Colorado streets, just before the robbery occurred. Eno will appear against Butler when the case comes to trial. Big Fire in New York. New York, Oct. zo.-Fire early today damaged the six-story building at 478-480 Pearl street and its contents to the extent of $75,000, burning out four small con dfrns. T'he fire for a time threatened many lives and compelled firemen to drive ten ants out and lift children from their beds. No one was injured. ness. The chilly nights that camer the lat ter part of September proved too much for the nervy young police captain, whose duties called him out all night, and on September 26 lie was taken suddenly ill with a high fever, He was removed at once to St. Jamen' hospital, where the physicians pronounced him a dangerously sick mlan with pnellno nia. For almost a week Captain Everts was delirious. Thie fever raged and the patient never recognized his imost intimate friends who called to see him. Ten days ago lie became rational again and Its the fever had subsided it was an nounced that the hick uaIo would plrobably recover. lHadl Evlerts been attacked only with pneumonia his recovery after the first shock would have been almost certain, but other troules set in, malking his case a coinl plicUted one. It is nlW thought he had an abscess on the brain, which hastened the end. A Stream of Mourners. 'llhe body lies at k lihards' IunIdrtakiing rooms and all day long friends of the dead man have called to view the remlai.ns. Ileavy crepe haings on the door of the cily ball andI a gloom rests on everyhbody who klnew the ippular young apta;in. It is not knowni yet w tll dispsitiion will bIe made oif the rem;ains, but it is likely they will be sent back to the forceir home of the dueceased in Vermont for interm'rit. Captain [vcrts ar mwaisuii;imried. I Il has a cousin living in Golhi Creek, Montanma, and other coitsinms reshiding ih Middllclury, Vt. Ill sister, Mrs. iFranc s E. Kingsley of Salisbury, Vt., has be n thelegraplhed thile news of the death of her blmoth r, but up to a late hour this altternoon, Chief lIey nolds had rcciveld ,io reply. IN THE COURT OF YOUR UNCLE SAM CASES SETTLED OR POSTPONED BY JUDGE KNOWLES IN UNITED STATES TRIPBUNAL. On notion of R. C. I urton for an order to reconsiider h, e., ,f r lhtige ilake, ,anccry, Judge Knowles set the hearing for S p , ., I s, ;,t which thine the matter of the Globe National Ilank vs. the Ilutte & liostoii in.lilg company and the Ma.ss,;imhtLsets Lonn . aid i rust co,1m panics will be reopened. 'The motion was based on the affidavits of Charles II. i'al':er and John litndsay. John J. Lavel was dischar:ged from ank rultcy this morning by Jdulge Knowles. A memoratldum of authorities was filed by Attorney Cotter on behalf of the objectors to L.avel's discharge, in which it was at. tempted to show that it was a criime to hold out property fraudulently from the schelule. Judge Knowles overruled the objections and the counsel for the plaintiffs took an exception, which was allowed. The objectors have to days in which to file their bill of exceptions. John Pechuck, who dates his beginning from the sunny banks of the beautiful blue Danube, in Austria, forcswore his allegi ance to Francis Joseph and became a duti. ful son of the United States. OPERATORS DEMAND THir SOLDIERS CALLED Call L , President Roose. velt 1 end Federal Troops 1 ne Coal Fields. CLAIM MINERS' UNION IS UNDER CONSPIRACY LAWS Interstate Commerce, They Say, Is Re stricted by the Strike and It Is There. fore Up to Uncle Sam to Step in and Fix It So rhat the Various States Can Get Coal Enough to Carry ort Business, Which Is Now Paralyzed. 0S1 1 - "------1 / rnv AsLSO'rArtr) I'IIT .Iý 1 Washington, Oct. 10, 3:30 p. m.- President Roosevelt has received the communication from David Wilcox of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad company referred to in the dispatch from New York and has referred it together with the former one of which Mr. Wilcox speaks to the attorney general. New York, (ht. in. RI,1vid VWilon, vice presidett and counsel for tlt. Ila. ware & Hiudson Railroad tomiiiany, and one of those presetnlltt t the rt'ect .onter. ence called by IPresident I.oosi clt at WVashington, lha; sent to I'residlCent he. velt a letter, dlieinanllting that the federal governitent i prceedl againstll tie iintltrs' organization in tlhe couirts on the g,,outnd that it is a conspiraiy to pttevett inter state colItmierce. Mr. Wilcox, it Is said oit antll ltity, representst all the coal operators iii this actionl, anld was eclected ias their i.hlloks. Iattll. Letter Made Public. The letter was nmate pillic in this city together with ii Irttcr written several montlhs ago to the pIresidtl it along tihe sanne lines. 'IThe letter, which in dated New York, is as follows: "To the i'resident of the lUniteld St,tteq, Washingtonl, 1), C.- Sir: Iipontii Jtiie 6 last I had tile honor to address ai letter to yourself, callitng attelition to tohe char tcter of the Unitedl Mine Workers of America. The illegality ,of that organlza. tion Is fully established by the aiithori, ties to which I then referred, and its lethlodls have since been iagain con demniieid bIy the circuit court of the n'tilted States (United States vs. Wetber, '4t1h Fed. Rep g 9; luniiteid Stales vs. I lag gerty, at6 Itied. Rep. 51,). "IlI the Wlber case, too, the court says 'It in hardly open to seriois liuestlon the ultimaiite pullrlpone of the utnilol is iot legal.' Has He the Right? I "Soinic qllstilli hns, however, been milade whetlher thlie in;tionll governmenttiit has power toi take aclio g;lilttt it on Iholt laccounllt, willt thlerifitre I desir e to respect(ally sulliit soine considerat;lions which samin to estalblish that it has such Ipower. The ltatllte of July ., 189ti, getn. ralrly known as the Sherman act, provides th;at 'every contraict, combilned form of a trust or othierwise, or tiilthtpiracy ini re. straintil iof trade or cinspiracy lin restraitil 1of trade or cnllllllreie aililtlm the severial tat,'s or with foreign nations, is hereby, decilaired tii lie illegal.' "('oillinirce alniotg the stales hiegins whlen the stibjects there beginl to iuiove to their place of destinationi uald eniils when they are aslld. llThe quelstionl tlhereflore is whetherl.li the mliilne workers' combinaliltion col.atitltsa a restrainit ulponl such corn "'i'he view that it does not is basted tuponI the conitention that this comeniination lfeclta only proiduction of coial within the s;tate anud nIilt shilplllmlts oif toal fromu otne state to another. It is submlitted that this disticlltianl is without fouLindation in the law or facts. "Thl coal of the coutlllry is the mioal itlillh rttnit tiIbjijeCt of it iliteirstate com ilu:rc.. 'Thle Unitied Mine Workers con silts of a rictbinatlitn of rsoillt eiillioyed in the lirodluction of coal ili nIlany talitel oif lhe utiion. Its alject alnd effect are to control ithe teriin upon whiichl this siiliject oif iiterslat;le rmolllrtierce Ilaty lie ptrodtlcedi at ;all, either for state or intcrstalte Nhilp. "Its dlirtct and til Ilrecsanry reffect is that no coal slhall be shippedl aniywhere within the ctunttiry, llaless it so permIits. T'hi (Continued on 'age 'i'hlree.) DILLON POLITICS ARE VERY OUIET G. A. WILLIS SAYS BEAVERHEAQ SAYS DIXON IS TO BE WARMLY, WELCOMED THERE. G. A. Willis, a prominent attorney of Dillon, was in Butte today on business for the Short Line. Mr. Willis says that the campaign is unusually quiet in Beaver. head this year. When John Evans, the democratic candidate for congress, ap peared there during the first part of the week, he failed to make much of an int\ pression, because his ability as a first rate speaker sf not very strong. Mr. Willis said that great preparations have been made to receive the Hon. Joseph M. Dixon, who makes his initial appearance at Dillon tonight. This will be the opening of the republican campaign in' B, averhead, and Mr. Willis is of the opinion that the chances of the grand old party for victory in that county were never brighter than this year.