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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL, xXII NO; 203 WEATHER FORECAST. BUTTE, MONTANA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER ii, I9o,. WEDNESDAY FAIR AND COOLER. PRICE FIVE CENTS SEARCH FOR EGAN IS AS O000 AS OVER IN MOUNTAINS Little Hope That Great North ern Man Is Alive Although One Party Is Out Yet. RETURN OF FIVE LAKE EXPEDITION AWAITED Egan's Brother in Chicago Receives a Hopeful Message-Smoke Is Said to Be Issuing From the Cabin Where It Is Believed He Might Have Found a Refuge-Kalispell Hunters Are Strag gling in Without News of Lost Man. [8PECIAL TO INTER MO~LNTAIN.] Kallspell, Mont., Nov. II.-The search for Superintendent Egan continues, al though there were not as many men in the district as during the latter part of last week. A party of IS were sent out from this city last night by the Great Northern, and it is expected the railway company will keep out organized parties until Egan's body is recovered. A number of men who know the country thoroughly have quit the search, owing to an alleged remark made by an employe of the Great Northern at the dinner table in Belton, to the effect that some one of those who had been out possibly had the body stored away waiting for a reward. It has been explained to the men that had the remark been made it must have been simply a jest and not serious. With that explanation some of the men have re sumed the search while others refuse to do a thing. It is stated on the most reliable author ity that although there were a number of men around the stove and hotel at Belton all day Wednesday, men who know every foot of the ground, they had no idea that Eagan was lost or that anyone was looking for him. Were Late Getting Off. One of the men yesterday said: "The only thing done Wednesday was for those who occupied the car to go out to the cabin of Wise and Rhodes and perhaps fire a few shots. Of all the men who were in Belton but one man was notified, and that was Dan Doody. At least that was thq case until too late inl the evening to do anything before Thursday morning. There was a mistake made, but it was probably because of the lack of knowledge regarding serious danger of beng lost in the mountains. Sheriff Hand has returned to Belton and will follow closely the conditions there. The party which went to the cabin on Pyramid mountain are expected in Belton tonight. They have now been out three days, and as the expedition as considered as the last hope their return is awaited with considerable impatience by friends of Superintendent Egan. It is understood that those of the search ers who were sent out from here Saturday morning and who laid siege to Sheriff Hand's office yesterday morning demanding (Continued on Page 1 hree.) JUDGES OPENED A BALLOT BOXI Wild Scene in the County ,- - Office When It Becomes Known That a Gross Technical Irregularity Has Been Traced--In Ignor ance of Law, Precinct Twenty-Two Judges Open Boxes. There was a wild scene in the office of the county commissioners for a while this morning when that body met in its official capacity to canvass the returns of the late election. It would not be an unsafe prediction to state that from the result of the proceed ings which took place a recount of all the votes of Silver Bow county is one of the probabilities of the future and a logical outcome of the complicated situation which at present exists. The trouble began when Attorney C. F. Kelley and others, representing the demo cratic party, were informed by deputies who were watching the ballot boxes, that two men had taken the ballots out of their receptacle and placed them on a side desk in the office of the county clerk--a direot breach of the election laws of the state of Montana. Immediately there was a rush for the county clerk's office. Two judges of election from precinct No. aa-J. W. Dale and T. C. McGovern -had opened the ballot box in which the counted ballots had been placed and were making arrangements to put them in one of the canvas sacks prepared by the clerk. A Technical Irregularity. Gne of the original irregularities of the election was the placing of the ballots in this box instead of in the canvas sack, but in pursuance with the order made yester day by the county commissioners the two mentioned had come to the clerk's office with'the Intention of correcting the mis take and taking the ballots from the box to pat them in the sack. While Attorneys Kelley, Kremer and others, who had returned to the commis sioners' office were arguing the matter be fore the board, 'the judges continued the work and after putting the ballots in the sack the latter was sealed, the two judges affixing their signatures to the seal, As the law requires the official signature of all the judges, the sack may still be con sidered unofficial. Much more important than this omis sion is the fact that the judges opened the box in which the ballots had already been sealed and one of the possibilities of the BOSTON CLUB MAN IS NOT THE MURDERER Alan G. Mason Released From Custody and a 44egro Held on Charge of Killing Clara A. Morton of Waverly--Investigation Fails to Warrant Holding Mason, Who Gives Reception to Friends and Held a Jubilee Over His Release-Reasons For Suspecting New Acoused. MISS CLARA A. MORTON, M1. . i Murdered Girl tor Whose Assailants the Boston Police Are on the Hunt. A Negro Is Now In Custody If , . , " r I' 6' 7r '' Ir r j· ' ,ý ' 7I ,l!!Ill Murdered Girl for Whose Assailants the Boston Police Are on the Hunt. A Negro Is Now in Custody. aBY ASSOCIATED PESSS.] Cambridge, Mass., Nov. I t.-Alan G. Mason, the Boston club man accused of the murder of Clara A. Morton of Waverly a week ago last Sunday night, was discharged by Judge Charles Almy of the Third district court of Eastern Middlesex today. The government law yer announced that an investigation had failed to furnish evidence sufficient to hold the accused man and ordered the discharge of Mason. How Perry Was Taken. Almost immediately in the same court George O. 1.. Perry, a young negro, who yesterday was held as a witness against Mason, was charged w ith the murder on Miss Morton. Hie pleaded not guilty anl was remanded without bail for a hearing November i8. After his release Mason held an in formal reception, and after a short time was driven to his home in Boston. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. i I.--A woman who called Sunday night at (ambridge police headquarters visited the jail yes terday with Mr. Warb, counsel for Mason. A thick veil concealed her face. After a short conference with Sheriff Fairbaim she left. Was Not There. Harry Mason had a long interview % ith affair is that the action of the judges will be the basis of an investigation and pos sibly a recount. This was the general opinion of the attorneys present. Contrary to the opinion of many the votes of the precinct cannot be thrown out, as common sense, which is behind the law in such matters, shows that no portion of the voters of the county can be disfran chised because of an irregular action of one or two men, unless it can be de termined that there was actual and in tended fraud. Has No Jurisdiction. While the board of county commission ers now sitting as a returning board has no jurisdiction as a judicial body in an irregularity of this nature Attorney Kelley and others thought it necessary to bring the action to their attention and make the act a matter of record. It was on this action of the attorney that the excitement in the office of the commissioners began. When they met at to o'clock the office was packed with spec tators, interested Ind curious. Policemen in uniforms, stenographers taking down the proceedings for the parties they represented, special deputies, candidates elect and candidates that want to be elect, attorneys, county officials of some of the political parties, stood around and lent color to the animated scene. Judge J. J. McHatton was there, ap parently in the interests of the fusionists, while Attorneys Kelley and Kremer ap peared to represent the democrats. The lowers read the law on the matter and interpreted it as it appeared to then,. The commissioners read more of the law and stated their views of the case. Deputy County Attorney Mackel was called from the county attorney's office and submitted his official opinion ana through the whole proceedings unofficial spectators butted in and expressed then, private and public opinions of the whole proceedings. Attorney Kelley had already commenced his argumei't when Attorney McHatton camne in. He took the position that the judges had no authority to break the seal his brother yesterday. They talked over the case and discussed the evidence which would be produced in court to prove that Alan Mason was not at Waverly at the tune Miss Morton was murdered. At the conclusion of the interview Harry Mason declared his conviction that his brother would be discharged. lie spoke in strong terms of the confession which Perry. the negro, had made, charg ing that his brother had given him the McPhee and Morton watches. HIarry Mason said Perry w as lying in order to shield himself, and possibly another per son. Perry declared in his confession that. lie received Miss Mcl'hee's watch from Mason about 7 or 8 o'clock one evening, probably October 3. Now the Somerville police have estebtlished that Miss Mc Pherson was assaulted about to o'clock. Jeweler Neiiser's written record showed th; t the sale of the watch occurred onl October J, the day following the murder. Perry, the negro referred to, was cap, tired after lie, in company with another colored nail, had sold the watch to Joseph Nemser, a pawnbroker at No. 115 ('ambridge street, Boston. The sale of the watch, which netted $4, was detected through the regular pawnshop inspcction by the Boston detectives. Perry and his companion visited the pawnshop about it o'clock on the night of the :lmrdtt, bult the watch was refused on the ground that it was after hours. The negro returned again just after noon and open the receptacle in which the bal lots had been placed whether it was a canvas sack or a tin box. "I would suggest to the board," said he, "that you instruct the clerk not to p mit the judges to open the receptacles in which the ballots have been placed. "You have no right to suggest anything to this board," said Judge Mcllatton. "I have as much right to make a sug gestion as you nave to make one to the contrary," retorted Mr. Kelley. He Read Them the Law. Commissioner HIaggerty broke in to read from a section of the law pertaining to the matter and Deputy County Attorney Mackel gave his opinion that the mat ter of opening the bal.ot boxes was not a matter for the conmmnissioners to con sider. "As a representative of the democratic party I protest against the opening of the sealed sacks containing the ballots or any other receptacle," added Mr. Kelley. "I do not put this before the board to se cure its opinion, but simply to make it a matter of record." 'Then the discussion turned to the ac tion of the hoard in postponing the count until the judges from the various pre cincts were summoned to make correct returns. Commissioner Clark read from the section which calls for a seven-day postponement until all the returns are inr from the precincts. "I respectfully submit that you are as sembled as a canvassing board, not to ih terpret the law," said Attorney Kelley. lie continued to explain the law in the matter after which Attorney Kremuer !oo up the argument. "There is nothing for you to do but ad journ until tomorow," said Atturney Mackel. Attorney Kremer resumed his talk and was reminding the board of its prcvioub statements when Commissioner Haggerty broke in with.some warmth. They Knew Their Position. "You are trying to make somebody say (Continued on Page Three.) ALAN G. MASON, H ' " , , Prominent Boston Club Man Who Was Released Today, Having Proved Alibs in Morton Murder Case. Monday and received the money. fThe detectives secured descriptinns of Perry and later effected his arrest. The negro insistetd a white ,,can haled given him the watch, and whenli taken Ibefore Mason declared the prisoner was the maln. ENGLISH PRESS ON EMPEROR'S ISIT REGARD KAISER WITH SUSPICION AND ADVISE EDWARD TO BE ON HIS ROYAL GUARD. a'Y ASsO IAllI, .II't3S.J London, Nov. I1.-'I he h:glishi press conltilluces to regard tlhc Gcrt.ll:1 lemplleror \isit with suspicion andi distrust. lie is nIot lampooned or caricatulretl, but it iS generally as.suned that he is here for busi ceas purposel s cani thalt he lcci.,t Ie all(owed to have what Ihe wants. The conjectulres i.Slpctillg his misk:,iio differ widely but the t c ntl d iusioll i- tc l w isame inl every IInstiiIc., ncaiceily, tlhat the BAER ANSWERS MINERS' LEADER Taken Up by One of the Statements Made by Mitchell and Refutes or Denies Each and All-Meanwhile, Fresh Trouble Is Reported From Hazleton, Although Militia Left Will Be Sent Home. [1ey ASSOCIAIID PIFstss.] Washington, Nov. i .--'l'The reply of President Baer of the Reading ( oal com pany to the charges of President Mitchell of the United Mine Workers, which has been presented to the anthracite coal strike commission was today given to the public. Mr. Baer makes no reference to Mr. Mitchell as the president of the miners' organization, but refers to him simply as all individual. Taking up the specifications in Mr. Mitchell's charges seratim, Mr. ttaer first admits that his company owns 37 collieries and that before the strike employed 26, 829 people. Following is a brief sum mary of the response to Mr. Mitchell's other specifications: Second, the demand for so per cent increases in wages on piece work is de niounced as "arbitrary, unreasonable and unljust." The comipany contends that after mnak ing all necessary allowance for different conditions the rate of wages paid for mliing of anthracite coal is as high as that paid in the bituminous coal fields. Wages Are Not Lower. Third, the company denies that the present rate of wages is lower than is paid in other occupations in the same locality and controlled by like condi tions. Fourth and fifth, Mr. Bacr denies that the earnings of the anthracite workers are less than average earnings for other occupations requiring skill and training and also the charge that the earnings are insufficient because of the dangerous char acter of the work in the anthracite mines. Sixth, this specification made by Mr. Mitchell is referred to as too vague for specific answer but in a general way it is' stated that the anthracite regions are among the most prosperous in the United SOgtes. Seventh, the company pronounces as ministers mubt )e on( their guard andt d cline all overtures for joint actron of lirea! Blritain in Eas.t Africa, Asia Minour or Yangtse valley. RADICAL MEASURES FOR THE ITALIAN PEASANTS Economist Talks on the Need of the Common Folk in Southern Part of the Peninsula. . v AO..i IAi I' RI , .1 Rome, Nov. ii.-ltaron Sunning, the well-known economist and leader of the constitutional opposition in the Italian parliamlcnt, in a lecture in Naples on the miserable coidition of Southern Italy, has iproposed drastic itnd r.adical remied ies. The ibaroin ldescrilbed the rredjuctirn of the peasitiantry by immiigiiratiion sayinig that mIlire thian in.io peasants had left Naples this year. lie told of lavllges carusd by defore.station llld spe oll, f the excerssive taxattionl andl thel usury . hichi the pa.sants suftfer. Ih. prIpl s.d a rrductio.l of the land tax anlid of the iinterel 'iil lia l iiort tagei., the -ilt roildiict iol of iperplettal Leae.,thl dls of small holdlilil ., ilt low rent, in order to break il ip the hliTI uI cuilhltivaItel estates, aniid ireedl refiori of aigriciultural liiatr c iontracts ini flitor of lihe' lcas. tts. unijutt and inequitable the dematd for a redluctino of 20 pIer .(it. iin hours ot labor without a reduction of earnings for time employed and this dt'.jand is pro tiounced impracticable. In this coiner tion the following statement is madt ; "Itecause of the injury to the mines by the strike of the I'n!ited .Mine Workers, the cost of producing coal has been greatly increased and a temporary advance in price was made by this companly, but it will be impracticable to eontinue such In crease when mitning operations ibecome niormal.." As to That Weighing. E'ighth. Mr. ltacr says his company has no disagreement withl anly of its employes alout the weighitng of coal. The quantity is usually determoined by mteaitlrenuc:t and not by weight. Ninth, replying to the fourth demand made by Mr. Mitchell, Mr. taer says since the advent of the I nited Mine Workers' organizationi into the anthracite fields bus iness conditions there have been intoler able; that the output of the mines has decreased--that disciplinle has been de stroyed; that strikes have been of almost daily occurrence; that men have worked when and as they please, and the cost of mining has been greatly increased. lie also takes the position that the jur isdiction of the company is limited to the conditions named by the coal compali presidents which excludes the United Mine Workers from any recognition in the proceedtlings. lie says, however, that "when a labor organization limited to anthracite mine workers is created which shall obey the law, respect the right of every man to work and hotnestly co-oper ate with employers, trade agreements may become practicable." Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. ri.--A copy of the statement sent by President Baer of the Philadelphia & Reading company to the arbitration commission in answer to the one filed with the commission by President Mitchell, in behalf of the miners, was re ceived at the miners' headquarters last ROLAND B. MOLINEUX IS DECLARED AN INNOCENT MAN Most Famous Murder Trial in History of This Country Is Now at an End. JUSTICE LAMBERT GIVES A VERDICT OF INNOCENCE Thousands Crowd New York Courtroom to Hear the Decision and When It Has Been Announced, Cheering Is Caught Up by the Multitude Who Could Not Get In-Assistant District Attorney Osborne Sums Up Evidence, IRV 4' 1it s 11i1i iTI'itl tti 1 New York, Nov. I .--The lt llilutl jury was brought into courl at ..t i. At the same time Molilneux' wt taikei fltnn1 the tomlbli ilito the coutl and I)islitiL At. tuirl y Jerotle wa ;l yu Iiniione.tl. ' t Isli arrival the court rltmiilI wa; Iloked .i no Oie was tilllwttl to l.eave ote itllI it. 'The jury returned il verldilt 1 ilot guilty. T'Ihe jury retnllille' l olut juest :~5 Iill uit... hen thie foreman ,il nolllunl tlll, it vI r dict of acquitt;l al th, 4r. wa. llnionh ap p lause aid lli Ih hrl.ering I tIntll I, tIhe crowd waiting olt.vile in the i,, tiellors anlid ilt the i tree. 'I lhe crimi in.el clurt bliuililding is in an uproar. At lIait .i,(no pirains ale ti. imai l iii tihel hl ilint,. Assistanti I)ietril.t Atltorne.y ( I dore ir ii is adi idrr s It) tinl. jiu r in the c,'urtllx trial at l: p.. . m . . m li the Jlustte." I'yd a trrit ontalI 1 it l hei More thian ' .; l iargreld lihes illy ridoir of titel rimini cltl l . ,d I hI . te - or tfr e in o' '.Ick this io eIIIlilln ilililhii h Ie for adilttliin i llit to ll ii re it ti .m ' e tigit l.ta iti-rt Was tillingl i IIIlh l t ia:l. 5 Osborne Sums Up. After Ih ti usual lprieliti;il it.i .\..,t.int District Attloru y ()liolltne e.i tien l hisi sunitntig tl p. I.h i eail cx (I vl.ior Imlack had lilhe a miis.,iatili~ t wh"'li he de clared the elxpert ht ol testiliei l that the writing on the poison pl(tiliackagei wralpped was not in a disguised hail. Mir. )s horne read cextracits fru. th In, tlitetiny thait two out of three of the, exprtsr had fotuind the addrress di.gnisged. ..'r. (iborne airgued that the liBarnet letters, tlh( earliest in the case, gave the tirst evidence of all attetiipt to disguisie antti elli .wnimi.e i.. itt prouvedl with every exhibit. I dec. lared that the earlier li .tnet lcit -ee, e.iliietteed f aeltene t, exactly to the hanil ,titieg of d iiniiiux. hIe I prosecutiion tlook nthe Ili at- .lur of lthe ltter box andl ,itl'l; t.,I Ihe,, liiieneg of the Koch box in Cornish', ilno nase- an eact of hosl tilityi to I('tlli h. What Would He Not Do I 'l' The assiesiltantt elist il :e 1 in y ile. lt at s itne length nni thle l:Ili Mli o ..in hadl with tIIles cforee I4, le,- v, 1i t- Stearns and C(unmpany about I Iirpslt.r and dhliilnd i.d: "I)es nel t that il h,.t, lh,.ilit imto ard I iarpster; llll tctiux had i otlting againsti e(('i. nliieei oit I'i;t 'lilie ,) night. Mr. Mitclhell said he would go over the statement with his attorneys today. More Trouble in Hazleton. Ilazleton, Pa,, Nov. Ir.---A conference was held yesterday at I)riiton betweenl the officials of Coxe Brothers & Company and a colmmittee of the complll.ly's employes to bring about a settlemeint of the dilliculty at the Coxe collieries, which ha.ve not yet resumned operations because of the refusal of the men to apply individtually for their old places as required. The nminler' com mittee printed a written demand that the Ilmen be reinstated and the company given a guarantee that it will abide by the decision of the arbitration comlmissionl. The answer was given in a sealed envelope and the executive board of D)istrict No. 7 will pass upon it today. It is understood Pr'eu.ilent Stearns agrees to reinstate all men for whom places can be found, but declines to dis charge any non-unionists to make room for strikers. Come to an Agreement. Ilazleton, Pa., Nov. I r.--G. 1. Markle & C:ompany and their 25oo00 men who re fused to return to work because they were asked to make individual application for their positions came to an agreement yes terday and operations at the four Markle collieries will be resumed. Tile company offered to reinstate all tile employes except 13 recently evicted and agreed not to dis criminate against the members of the union if the men agree to abide by the decision of the arbitration comunlission and answer questions as to their age and other details before resuming their places. These terms were accepted. The 13 evicted employes will be provided for by the United Mine Workers. Among this number are the president, the secretary and treasurer of the Jeddo local union. As a result of this settlement the remain der of the First regiment, eight companies, which have been here since the other comln panies left, will leave here for Philadel phia today.