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DAILY INTER MOUNTAIN
Issued Every Evening, Except Sunday. INTER MOUNTAIN PUBLISHING CO. Address all mail to Inter Mountain Publishing Company. 26 West Granite Street, Butte, Mont. Official Paper of Silver Bow County and City of Butte. SUBSCRIPTION 'RATES. Per year, by mail, in advance....... $750o By carrier, per month .............. . 75 The Butte Inter Mountain has branch offices at Anaconda, Missoula, Bozeman and Livingston, where subscription and advertising rates will be furnished upon application. TIhe Inter Mountain can be found at the following out-of-town news stands: Eastern News Company, Seattle, Wash. Shanks & Smith, Hotel Northern, Seat tle, Wash. Salt Lake News Stand, Salt Lake, Utah. Twenty-fourth Street News Stand, Twenty-fourth street, Ogden, Utah. Barkalow Bros., Salt Lake City, Utah. L. E. Lee, Palace hotel, San Francisco, Cal. Portland Hotel, Portland, Ore. Postoffiet News Stand, Chicago, Ill. c-=!=-----.---.-S----- -------- - -: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 19o2. Our friends, the enemy in Silver Itow county, seem to have "mixed those bal lots up" in a most delightfully confused fashion. It isn't exactly the way the bal lots of a free and enlightened tlople should be treated. The democratic news fronm M1i soula county is evenl worse. In that county in some instances the socialists polled more votes for their candidates thani were polled for the democratic candidatcs. The address of l'resident Itosecielt at the opening, yesterda-y of New Vork's new ehatmber of commerce ibtilding was re piletc with good sense and stirring patriot ism. It makcs good lires.ide reading io that it alpei:ls to a better aiil higher citi zenshlip. 'Mr. ('lveland is lnot the best irnstr'ml tr thie democratic party could select as a tarif guide for the campa:ign of n,jot. Mr. (livcelanl once solemnly advised I is party on tariff matters and the party as solemnly and stupidly followed him. It was had advice for both the democracy and the country. The prophlet's advice this time will doubtless he "passed up." The suggestions of Congressman elect Dixon and Dr. C. It. Miller of Ifelena touching the necessity for retrenchment in the matter of clerk hire in the next session of the legislature, may not lihe carried out, as the valued Standard de clares they will not, but these sugges tions are sound all the same. It is at this important point that the valued Standard stops short. REMARKABLE MURDER TRIAL. The acquittal yesterday of Roland B1. Mlolincux, charged with the murder of Mrs. Kate J. Adams, after having been once sentenced to death and spending four years in jail, closes one of the most remarkable murder trials in history. Molincux is the son of General Moli neux, a hero of the civil war, who has spent his fortune in the vindication of his son. Young Molineux was married and prominent in New York club life. lie was a chemist, or at least owned a chemical manufactory at Newark, N. J., and this fact bore much against him in his former trial, as it was alleged that the drug which caused Mrs. Adams' death was prepared by him in his Newark fac tory. Molineux was a member of the Knickerbocker Athletic club, in which club Harry S. Cornish was a teacher of athletics. A quarrel between Molineux and Cornish over a trivial matter re sulted in Molineux leaving the club and joining the New York Athletic club. A bottle of bromo seltzer was received through the mail by Cornish and he took it to the apartments where lie lived as a boarder with Mrs. Adams and her daughter, Mrs. Rogers. A few days after this Mrs. Adams was seized with a vio lent headache, to which she was strect, and a dose of the bromo seltzer was given to" her. Her death soon followed. An autopsy showed that she died of poisoning, and an analysis of the brom6 seltzer showed that it contained cyanide of mercury. Cornish reported to the au thorities that he himself had taken a dose of the bromo seltzer and had become violently ill. Cornish recalled his quarrel with Molineux and said he suspected him of having sent the bottle of bromo seltzer to him through the mail. There was a newspaper clamor for Molineux's arrest, chiefly by Hearst's Journal. He was taken into custody and charged with the crime. The first trial was much befogged by handwriting experts, a number testify ing that the address on the wrapper in which the bottle was mailed was in the address of Molineux. Another fact point ed to him. A silver bottle holder which accompanied the bromo seltzer had been purchased in Newark where Molineux went daily to his business. The girl who sold the bottle-holder could not, however, identify Molineux as the man to whom she sold it. There were many other circumstances which Recorder Goff, who set in the first trial, and the jury construed as pointing to the guilt of the accused. One of thkse circumstances was the death of Barnet, who was alleged to have been a rival for the hand or the woman whom Molineux afterwards married. There was some mystery In, connection with Barnet's death, it being alleged that he, too, died of poisoning. After a trial which cost the county and Molineux's father a very large sum of money, he was found guilty of the murder. After three years or more in jail, Moll neux was granted a new trial, and in granting this the upper court severely criticised Recorder (;olt for his conduct of the first trial. lEx-Governor Ilacik, as leading counsel for lMolincux in the trial which ended yesterday, has won high honors for the skill and ability with which he handled the case and the iiasterful manner in which lie marshaled his facts and laid them Iefore the jury. In this trial he turned suspi'iinn away from the accused and directel it toward Cornish, who had been the chief accuser of Molincux. lie claimed that Cornish had a motive for the taking of Mrs. Adams' life, which, compared with the motive that the petty quarrel gave Molineux for seeking to kill Cornish, "was as the volcano of Mar tinique to the lapping waves against the statue of Iiberty in our own harbor." This motive, according to the counsel, "was the consuming motive for all things," inspired by his love for the daughter, Mrs. Rogers, "the passion which destroys cities and burns empires." With the mother out of the way there would tie no obstacle in the way of his love for the dlaughter. (;tvernor Black dwelt upon this with great effect. T'he crowning sensation at the trial was the producing of a witness by the defense, the wife of a policeman, who identified (Cornislh as a man behind whom she had stood in a line at the postoffice window and who carried in his hand a package like tlhe poison package. She identified the wrapper and tihe address swhich was to i'ornish at the Knicker hockt r clul. Shte swore that the man on that occasion wore a bIrowni overcoat. Heltutting this, ('ornish swore that lie wore n, overcoat that winter, but refer ence to his previous testimony disclosed that lie had testified that he did wear a birowni overcoat at that t ilne. 'The de fense also produced a witness. Professor Vulte of Columlia college, who testified that Molinicx was a visitor at his house lit tihe l time the poison package was mailed. Neither of these witnesses were produced at the first trial. lThe case has excited the interest of a coitintent as nio other murder trial has dn'le in a lquatrter of a century, and it i ill go down to history as one of the mist remarkable in crimintal annals. Sentienit against Molineux in the first place was largely created by yellow jour nlais . EXIT POPULISM. Thie sad fate of the populists in Milinne hsta is Ihe fate of the populists all over the country. In ti9r they controlled, through a fusiOII with tlihe democrats, both branches of the Minnesota legislature. II the recent election not a solitary pop was elected to the legislature in that state, and what was a few years ago a powerful party there passes over the great divide. It did Int pass too soon. The reign of POlpulism, when the party had control, either alone or with the demo crats, was wild, foolish and extravagant. It filled the statute books with laws most of which were ridiculous and invalid, and which has cost the people time and money to get rid of. There is still a yellow streak of populismn in the democratic party, but it is growing fainter and fainter and will soon disap pear. VOTING BY MACHINE. Flusion inl bilver flow cout.ly Ihi: re suited in confusion, which mnakes It Aup pear that a recount of the recent vote will Ie necessary lit order to deterllue the real outcome of the eluction. As iA aiP pears now that suclh a lproceeding imay de prive the fusion party of some o0 ti.e offices to which ihiey lay claim andl t 'v not remotely possible there will ii, moe of a diffusion of the spoils after a!l heI smoke clears aw)'y. The complication which has arisen out of the recent balloting makes it ver. ap parent that our present methodl of con ducting a popular election is seriously at fault. And the demand to remedy it is imperative, so that such disgraceful pro ceedings may never be repeated, as are at present being tracked to the court'hou.,e of Silver Bow county. There is but one sure relief to which we may resort in order to )e pro'e: ed against future repetition and ,ha; can te secured by adop'.ing the New York wnan. That is nachine voting. This method has many good arguments in its favor. In the as the machine is locked after the voter by indicating two mene for the same JnAcc, as the machine is locked after the %:.te" has pressed the ',utton. It is absolatei~ correct and adds the vote automatically is the election prog-cesses, so that when the polls close in the evening, tie judge o. the election has but to copy the tcatls recorded by the voting machire and send them in. For this reason the returns at New York state are always known bc'o'e those of ary other cominonwe.lth. These are but a few of the maost obvious a lva tages of machine voting. There is no need to compare them with the "Montat a method," in order to bring out the su periority. The only argument against machine votir g is the expense connected with i.. introduction. If one stops to figu.a tlht total expense of our present method, :t will be found that in two or three years the present expenses would equal thl' ^,at of the introducing of machines. Then the state would, of course, own the voting r.,'. chines, which, with reasonable care,' would last a long time. The cost of future e'-c tions would be reduced to a minimum, as machine voting does not require the pies. ence of so many attendants 'it the polls, nor is there any chance to ring in "over time," as in Silver how county last week. All of the progressive states are mak ing preparations to introduce the me chanical devices and it is predicted that in 19o4 two-thirds of the presidential votes will be cast by pressing the button. it is generally recognized that the present method is based on false economy. Il The republican legislators who have just been elected would do well to con sider the matter' of adopting machine voting for Montana. By so doing they would do away with any further possi bility of our present tangle and earn the gratitude of all citizens of the state. SCARCITY OF NAVY OFICERS. The great scarcity of men for the navy, men of-wars-men and officers, as reported by Admiral Taylor, ought to have the effect of smoking out some of the naval officers who are enjoying snug shbae berths when they ought to be at sea. This business of allowing able-bodied officers to shirk sea duty began under Mr. Cleveland, and although numerous efforts have been made to remedy the evil, re form has not yet been brought about. One of the most aggravated cases is that of a naval officer who was put in charge of the Sailors' Snug harbor at the port of New York, a wealthy institution founded many years ago by a merchant sailor exclusively for aged and infirm merchant sailors, and with which the United States navy ought to have no more to do than it has with branding jack rabbits on the Western plains. This institution owns property in New York city to the value of about $1o0,000ooo,ooo. The administration of so rich an estate has been a temptation to politicians, with the result that politics has entered into it am(. a naval officer has for years usurped the place of governor of the in stitution, which carries with it a fat salary and many perquisites. The port of New York is full of mer chant sailormen who are more capable of managing this institution than the naval politician who has so long con trolled it. lie ought to be sent to sea, preferably to the Asiatic station, and the ancient Snug Ilarbor conducted along the lines intended tby its founder more than a generation ago. It would help ount the trouble complahine of hy Admiral T'aylr. The Pastor and the Lunatic. IlIndianapolis News.] The story is told of an Indianapolis pastor who visited the central hospital for the insane and made a record, lie fell into conversation with a patient, a gentle manly appearing plerson, and as the con versation proceedecd determined not to excite him by disagreeing with any of his assertions. "\Wasn't it dreadful," said the patient. "that the emperor of Russia should he assassinated ? lie was such a good man, too." "Y\'es." said the clergyman, "it was in deed deplorable." "And Queen Victoria. Hlave they found the assassins who stabbed her to death?" "I believe," said the clergyman, "the of ficers of the law are on their track and that they will surely lie apprehended." "Have you heard." said the lunatic, "whether President Cleveland will recover from his woundts received the same day that Queen \ictoria was stabbed?" "\'e have," said the clergyman, "every reason to believe that he will recover." The lunatic stopped, and, looking the good pastor full in the eye, asked: 9 "Aren't you a minister of the gospel'", "I amn." was the answer. '"'ell." said the lunatic, "all I've got to1' say is that you're the d---st liar I ever' met." WHAT HAPPENED TWENTY ONE YEARS AGO TODAY? Why Just Read These Extracts From the Files of the inter Mount.in of That Date and Be Made Wise. Twenty civil suits are pending before the probate court. The Silver Bow company shipped s bars of bullion yesterday valued at $12,ooo. James A. Murray has sold several unde veloped mining claims to the Hope com pany of Philipsburg for $9,000. The Butte Decorative club met with Mrs. Charles Warren. Mrs. II. A. D'Acheul has been elected president. A complete list of names was given out by the land departmtent of mine locators in the vicinity of Butte and Montana. Among them are \V. A. Clark, J. K. Clark, S. E. Ilerboise, F. I,. Grave, J. A. Murray, A. H. Barrett, P. A. Largey, A. W. Barnard, J. A. Leggat, J. C. Thornton, William Thompson, C. F. Mussighrod, Lee Mantle, J. Noyes, H. C. Kessler, T. E. Collins. A few reminiscences 'f Judge A. J. Davis are reprintedt rom the Fairfield Reg ister. W. C. McComber of Salt L.ake is in Butte. Sam Alexander of Helena is visititng in Butte. W. H. L.ightcalf of Chicago is in Butte. Probate Judge Irvine has gone to Deer I.odge. The Mining and Scientific Press advo cates the establishment of mining bureaus.. See the Difference? [New Yor, Times.] One of the minor, but picturesque, re sults in New York of the coal strike, is the disappearance from "circulation" of large numbers of beer kegs and packing cases. Heretofore fThe brewers have not found it necessary to take any special pre cautions to insure the return of the empty kegs after the saloonkeepers have disposed of their contents, but since the present scarcity of fuel has arisen the temptation to keep the kegs and break them up to make fires is said to be too strong to be always resisted. Beer kegs make good fires. They are built of oak, and are coated insite with pitch to make them air tight, and when split up and used for fuel they will roast a turkey or warm a hot water radiator with the best anthracite that ever came from a mine. To prevent thl, convenient but somewhat Irregular tite being made of the kegs, brewers in this and other cities are preparing to take extra precautions to insure the return of their property. PEOPLE WE MEET. GREEN MAJORS. 6 ( USINESS is looking up again, now L that the election is over," said Green Majors, the well-known old-time business man and lawyer. "I suppose that I am not really in favor of it, but you know that I sometimes think that it would be a good thing for the American people if they had a good natured, easy-going king, with full power to act, with or without the consent of the people. It will now only he a short time before the Montana legislature will be in session, and it would puzzle the wise men of Israel to tell what for or point out any good that they may accomplish. Congress will also soon go into session, and except that it gives employment to a large number of clerks, I can see noth ing in particular for that body to do. "In fact," continued Mr. Majors, "it is altogether probable that the country would be better off if there was neither a session of congress or a session of the state legislature for the next to years." While Mr. Majors did rot' mean all that he said, there are many who agree with hima as to the too frequent meetings of the Montana state legislature. W F. WORD, superintendent of the * Gagnon mine, kept his eyes open during a recent visit to New York. "I was particularly interested," said he, "in the excavation work Butte Miner on that is going on for the Gotham Methods. g r e a t underground railroad and, as a min ing man, was not much impressed with their style of doing such work in the big metropolis. I believe that the contractors and superintendents of that big job could come to Butte and learn something of almost any practical mining man. It seems to me that they go about it in the most impractical and expensive way. I noticed particularly on one contract that instead of cutting down and getting a face on the work and then drilling horizontal holes for Ilasting, they were drilling vertical holes in the top of the rock. This scales off the rock, the blast being anything but effective. Whereas a blast put in horizontally would throw down twice or three times the amount. Then there are so many men massed together that they are in each others' way. I believe the contractors are to receive something like $35.ooo,ooo for this work, and if they make a reasonable profit at this figure they might double it if they did their mining according to the Butte method. C OL. GEORGE W. MORSE of New Chicago, one of the best known stockmen of Montana, is in the city today attending to some business matters. He is one of the pio This is One of the neers of the state, Old-Timers. having come West in the early sixties. While talking today at his hotel about politics, stockraising and other matters, the olonel expressed the opinion that Mon tana would remain a republican state for all time. "There never was any reason why Mon 'tana should not have voted solidly for the republican nominees, and now that it is seen that the party actually performs the things advocated in its platform, the people are satisfied and, in my opinon, will remain so for many years. "President Roosevelt has taken a bold posit',n in favor of the masses, and he will certainly be noninated and elected two years from now, and it is just as certain that he will carry Montana against the democratic nominee, whoever he may be. "Montana is in splendid condition, and the ranges all over the state are in better condition than for some years past." M. M. Potter has just returned from a short trip to Chicago. Mr. Potter is the local general agent fog He Is Way Up the Rock Island railroad, For His Age. which is a part of the Moore Brothers' system. All of the men connected with the trafti dapartmnent of the road were requested to report at the Chicago office, and there were seventy-six of them. Mr. Potter had the distinction of being the youngest general agent in the employ of the Rock Island When Mr. Potter was presented to W, II. Warner, who represented the executive department of the road were requested to him closely and said: "Mr. Potter of Texas?" "No, sir, of Montana," replied the well known Butte railroad man. The meeting in Chicago was for the purpose of establishing closer relations between the different employes of the road and to urge them to accomplish more re sults. New England Dialect. The professor of Latin in a New Eng land school has until within six months claimed that stories of New England dia lect were absurdly exaggerated; but a few months ago a living refutation of his views arrived in the person of a New Hampshire maiden of stern aspect, who had been engaged for general housework, says the Youth's Companion. The professor's study is a good-sized room, and as he is fond of plenty of air, he finds three windows and a door no more than sufficient to provide a current. When the new handmaiden had been in the family a week she passed through the hall one cool morning and stopped at the door of the study. "Do you wish anything?" asked the professor, roused by a dry cough from the doorway, "Well, I don't want to be forthputting," said the New Hampshire maiden in a firm but pleasant tone, "but it does seem as if you were setting in a complete draft. Don't you want the door cluz or the win. dows shet, or leastaways the curtain drew?" Amusements. "The Comedy of Errors." Stuart Robson, who appears in "The Comedy of Errors" at the Broadway on Friday night, probably has done more than any other American actor or any time to place this delightful Shakespearean comedy in its proper place in dramatic literature. Mr. Robson has always stoutly maintained that "The Comedy of Errors' is a comedy of the hlgrest order, while many persons, not over deep students of Shakespeare, have been inclined to regard it as a farce pure and simple. Critics of today, however, almost to a unit, have come to accept Mr. Robson's view as cor rect, and credit the actor with having done for the play what the aged Macklin did towards rescuing "Shylock" from the buffooneries of the clown comedians. * Mr. Robson will appear as 1)romio of Syracuse in "The Comedy of Errors" on Friday night and Saturday matinee. On Saturday night he will revve his other great success, "The Henrietta," ap pearing in the role of Bertle, the .amb, which he first created in the Old Union Square theater, New York, fifteen years ago. "Barbara Freitohie" Friday. There are few better plays before the American theater-going public today than Clyde Fitch's great war drama, "Barbara Freitchic," which opens at the Grand on Friday night for a four-night's engage ilent. Mr. Fitch, in writing his story, has taken the liberty of making the heroine a young lass instead of the old woman of historical fame, but there has yet to be heard a censuring voice. Mary Elizabeth Forbes, who will appear in the title role, is one of the leading actresses on the American stage as well as one of the youngest. Her work has been spoken of in commendable terms by the foremost critics, and her success in the role of Barbara has been unprece dented. Supported by a capable company, which includes such well-known people as I.ouis F. Morrison, Jennie Weldmain and Charles P. Clary, the appearance of Miss Forbes in "Barbara Freitchic" promises to be one of the theatrical treats of the season. "Rip Van Winkle." Thomas Jefferson, who plays "Rip Van \Vinkle," resembles his father, Joseph Jef ferson, physically and mentally, and long ago demonstrated the fact that he had in herited the latter's talent tor acting, which has been in the family for many genera tions before him. His success on the stage is not to be wondered at, as he has had every advantage front childhood up. When very small he played many parts with his father, and after completing his education in I'rance he immediately took to the footlights again, with the result that he now is one of our successful American stars. The name of Jefferson is a household word, ann in him it will live and lie popular with the people for many years to come. Mr. Jefferson will fcturn to the Broadway on November so, 21 and 22. "Rudolph and Adolph." "Rudolph and Adolph," a melange of music, mirth and melody, by Charles Newman, in which M!ason and Mason will appear at the Broadway, is brimful of ginger, snap and go. Dan and Charles A. Mason appear in the stellar roles. The company this season has been much enlarged and many new musical num bers have been added. A large chorus of pretty girls has been engaged. ,West's Minstrels Tonight. Another packed house will be in order tonight when the W. II. West minstrels return to Butte. The performance of Sunday night aroused much enthusiasm, and it is expected that the success of the first performance will be duplicated to night and tomorrow night. The company is one of the best in the minstrel line that has visited Butte. There has been a large sale for this evening. ABOUT PEOPLE. H. Burrell of Great Falls is in town to day. Jerome Williams of Livingston was in the city yesterday. M. M. Potter has returned front a trip to Chicago. R. H. Paderberry is in Butte attending to business affairs. F. I., Graves of Bannack is attending to some business matters in Butte. Gust Moser, the well-known Missoula county politician, is in town. Sheriff O'Connell of Lewis and Clarke county is in town today. Mrs. David Greig and Miss Kate Greig of Kalispell are visiting with relatives. Sam Arthur, representative-elect for Granite county, is registered at the Butte. J. T'. Hughes, the real estate man, left last evening for Seattle on a business trip. Mrs. D. C. McAndrews will leave to night for a short visit in Leadville, Colo. G. A. Blair, the farmer-business man of Corvallis, Ravalli county, is in the city to day. Mr. and Mrs. Al. Leathers left last even ing for Arkansas Hot Springs, to be gone some weeks. II. A. Nathan and Samuel Kohlberg of the Capital City are looking after business affairs in Butte. John G. Morony, cashier of the First Na tional bank of Great Falls, is in Butte looking after business affairs. Attorney General Donovan came over from the Capital City last night and will remain for a day or two. Col. G. W. Morse, the well-known rancher, stockman and business man of the Flint Creek valley, is in the city. John Caplice, the well-known old-timer and busness man, has gone to Southern California for the winter. Frank Burke and Martin O'Rourke left last evening for New York, where they will embark for Ireland to spend the holidays. Wakeman Sutton went over to Virginia City yesterday for the purpose of making an examination of some mining property. Mr. Herman A. Johnson and Miss Jose phine Fredrika Ledin were married last evening by Rev. Alexander Sandstrom. The happy couple took their wedding trip to Helena. Mrs. T. M. Ford and two daughters have left for the East and will remain for some months. They wut visit with relatives in Washington, D. C., and also in Pennsyl vania. John Canovan, an old-time prospector of Montana and now a resident of Helmville, Powell county, is in the. city. He will leave for his old home in Dubuque, Iowa, this evening. $20 --IN- GOLD We will give to every person re quiring medicine at night after our store is closed $2o in gold providing our night bell is not answered within five minutes from the time the electric button is pressed. How Will We Know When you press the electric button attached to the night bell, an electric clock registers the hour and minute, also the number of times you press, at the same time the night bell rings. The night clerk turns a button and an electric sign informs you that your wants will be attended to at once. Newbro Drug Co. Largest Drug House in the State 109 N. Main bSt, Butte. Your Suit Clearned Your suits cleaned, pressed and repaired every week for $2.oo per month. Best work guaranteed. Unique Tailoring Go., 27 E. Oranite. 'Phone 38 For Our Wagon New Books Capt. Macklil, Donovan Pasha, Ship if Dream, Stillman Gott, Temporal Power, Castle Craney Crow, Out of the West, Speckled Birds and many othero. S.:so all kinds of stationery. EVANS' BOOK STORE I14 N. MAIN ST. The Afternoon Paper Of the Great Northwes The Butte Daily Inter Mountain Established' Twenty-One Years, Gives to Adver Users Most For the Money Six ilillou Collars Spent by the U.P.R. R. Co. In improving what was orgainally the finest track in the West. RESULT A comparatively straight and level roadbed ballasted with dustless Sher, man granite, renderihg possible the highest rate of speed, together with the greatest degree of safety. The magnitude of the work must be nea to be appreciated. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Solid comfort, sscurat- and p~uaswm to our patrons. ARE YOU GOING EAST? If so, you cannot afford to go via any other than this ROYAL HIGHWAY. Further information on application personally or by lette- to H. O. WILSON, O. S., Butte, Montana. For Light The Cheapest, the Best For Heat The chapest, the most convenient and best. For Cooking Saves labor, saves money and food. Gas Office s03 North Main Stree.