THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOQL XXII NO. z224 BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS
GIVEN OVER TO
Sub-Committee of the House
Appoints Five Representa
tives to See to It.
PRIVATE CALENDAR BILLS
ARE CONSIDERED TODAY
Unexpected Turn in the Cuban Treaty
Negotiations Leads to Belief That It
Will Not Come to a Satisfactory
Head-John Barrett of Oregon Will
Probably Be Appointed to Succeed
Mr. Buck as Minister to Japan.
Washington, Dec. S.-Bulletin: The
sub-committee of the house judiciary com
mittee having trust legislation under con
sideration today reported favorably to the
full committee the publicity bill. Then
the committee referred this bill and all
others to a special sub-committee, consist
ing of Messrs. Littefield, Overstreet, Pow
ers, Clayton and Dearmond.
This being Friday, the house devl 4d
the day to the consideration of bills on the
The unexpected turn in the Cuban treaty
negotiations at Havana have greatly sur
prised the officials here, who had every
reason to believe from Minister Squier's
reports that the treaty was practically an
accomplished fact. Now that it is to be
thrown into the house of representatives
at Havana with a nationalist majority
supposed to be hostile to the establishment
of closer relations with the United States,
it is feared that the treaty is lost, for, it
not rejected outright, it is almost certain
to be amended so as to make it unaccept
able to the United States.
When the president comes to take up the
question of the succession to the vacancy
caused by the death of Minister Buck at
Tokio, it is understood he will name John
Barrett of Oregon, at present commission
er general of the St. Louis exposition to
Asia and Australasia, to be minister.
Masons Have a Clash.
Austin Texas, Dec. 5.-The Masonic
grand lodge of Texas has declined to re
store international relations with the
grand lodge of the state of Washington
until that grand body shall abandon its
position recognizing negroes and others
regarded by the grand lodge of Texas as
HEINZE'S ROSEBUD MOVEMENT
Contest Proceedings Which Promise to Disclose the Most
High-Handed Election Rascalities By the Heinze
Lieutenants Including "Anheuser Kid."
SPECIAL TO TeI IVTr.R MOt NTAIx.
Forsyth, Dec. S.-The determination of
the people of Rosebud county to unearth
the rascalities connected with the so
called "Heinze movement" here is made
manifest in the election contest proceed
ings which have begun. Proceedings have
been instituted against T. W. Longley,
democratic candidate for county treas
urer; A. W. Bailey, democratic candidate
for county clerk and recorder, and Thomas
Alexander and N. J. Humphreys, demo
cratic county commissioners. The cases
have been set for trial at a speciar term
of court to be held at Forsyth beginning
December 2o next.
C. R. Lane makes the complaint in be
half of Maurice Bentell, Roderick Mc
Rae, J. C. Hope and Freeman Philbrick,
who were republican candidates for
county commissioners. E. A. Carleton of
Helena and John C. Lindes of Forsyth
represent the contestants.
The defendants will be represented by
W. S. Metz of Sheridan, Wyo.; E. J.
Dierks and F. V. H. Collins.
"The Heinze Movement."
The complaint filed is full of interest
and gives the public an inkling as to the
"Heinze movement" in this county. The
chief allegations are that of "colonizing
and conspiracy" between J. S. Hopkins,
W. J. Nix, Fred Ramsay and William
McCarthy, alias "Anheuser Kid," to bring
In enough Heinze heelers from Anaconda,
Butte and other places to change the re
sult of the election.
It is alleged that 200 such persons
arrived in Rosebud county under this
agreement just in time to register and
WHEWI IT'S FREEZING ALL OVER
Pennsylvania and New York Are Visited by a Regular Blizzard and Traffic Is Tied Up on Every
Hand--The National Capital Gets a Taste of the Storm and the White House Will Be
Whiter Than Ever--Steamer Comes Up New York Harbor a Mass of Ice.
New York, Dec. 5.-A snow and sleet
storm delayed traffic in New York today.
Services on the elevated lines was seri
ously interfered with and communication
between uptown and downtown by menas
of the surface lines was very slow and dif
fcult.. Dispatches from all parts of this
state show that the storm is prevailing
everywhere with varying severity.
At Albany the snow fall is very heavy
and all trains are reported from one to
five hours late. Blizzard conditions pre
vail at Schenectady, Newburgh, Saratoga
and other places in the east and north part
of the state. From Rochester to Buffalo
the storm is much milder.
In this city the storm developed into a
blizzard as the day grew. About an inch
of snow fell during the forenoon. Sound
steamers arriver several hours late and
their officers reported the storm very heavy
up the sound.
S.clegraphic service east of New York,
COMPANY CAUGHT IN THE DEBRIS
OF RUINED BUILDING AND THERE
IS A LIST OF DEAD.
Cleveland. O., Dec. 5.-At 4 o'clock this
morning, while members of the fire depart
ment were still fighting the tlames in the
ruins of the Likle & Rockev factory at
the corner of Case and Hamilton streets,
a portion of the wall fell upon members
of engine company No. 14, burying them
in the debris. Those thus caught were
Captain Daniel Finucan, James L. Os
borger and Arthur Garner, who were
working just outside the wall; Lieuten
ant Robert McKenna, hoseman; Smnuel
Jones, Charles Nieding and Pat:ick iH.
Joyce, who were on the inside.
Ambulances were hurriedly called and
firemen soon brought from the ruins all
SHERIFF POTTER THINKS HE HAS THE MEN
Four Gentlemen Taken Near Fishtail Creek, on the West Rosebud, by the Carbon County Official, Said to Have the Earmarks
of the Desperadoes Who Looted the Bridger Bank--Captured in an Empty Cabin, a Marlin Rifle,
Two Revolvers and 50 Cents Being Their Total Possessions
SPECIAL TO TilE INTER SMOUNTAIN.
Red Lodge, Dec. 5.-Sheriff Potter of
Carbon county arrived here last night with
four men, supposed to be the ones engaged
in the robbery of the bank of Amoretti,
Barclay & Co., at Bridger. The evidence
against the suspects is of the strongest,
FRANK BOUCHER YS,
This is a quiet day in the district court.
Judge McClernan's department took a re
cess and will convene again tomorrow
morning at to o'clock.
The case of Frank Boucher against
Joseph Barsalow was being heard in Judge
Harney's department, or rather a motion
for restitution was being argued. *
The plaintiff alleges that he was wrong
fully ousted from his property at No. 520
West Granite street, and he asks the court
to give him back the title, of which he is
alleged to have been unjustly deprived.
The mItion is being argued by McHat
ton & Cotter, attorneys for the plaintiff,
and McBride & McBride for the defend
that they left on election day or a few
days after. It is also alleged that large
sums of money were used and that five
registration lists were padded and that
many illegal votes were cast, that the
board of commissioners gerrymandered
the county, throwing republican pre
cincts together in a district, which
obliged many of the voters to travel
from forty to sixty miles to register and
vote. It is claimed that a ballot box
of Forsyth was taken and kept for 48
hours before its delivery to the county
clerk and that during that time it was
broken into and part of the contents
It is alleged that the Burlington rail
road owns in fee a right of way through
the Crow Indian reservation in this
county; that the right of way is 350 feet
wide and I o miles long, and that over
a hundred republicans who pay taxes into
the county treasury were allowed no regis
tration district nor election precinct.
These contests are a result of what is
known as "the Ileinze movement," in
which a large number of men were shipped
into this county to work on the ranches,
irrigation ditches and so forth, in order
to secure a state senator friendly to the
Heinze interests from this county.
William McCarthy, known as the "An
heuser Kid," it is alleged, had charge of
these men, and was recently released by
certain Silver Bow officials before the
Rosebud county sheriff could arrive. lie
is wanted as a witness in these cases.
to New England especially, is prostrated
and northward through New York state the
service is greatly impeded by the wind and
The White Star liner Teutonic, which
reached her dock today completed a trip of
seven days and 13 hours almost continual
storms. The ship met particularly severe
weather last night appz'ching port, and
anchored in the lower bay. T'he last bit of
the voyage up to the dock today was made
in a blizzard. Every day of the trip the
passengers were kept within storm doors
and one of the crews was nearly washed
overboard. Toward noon the storm abated,
but the wind continued high.
Catskill, N. Y., Dec. S.-A fierce bliz
zard strucl the Catskill region last night.
The wind is blowing a 6o-mile gale and
traffic is delayed.
Philadelphia, Dec. 5.---A fierce snow and
DICKINSON HALL II
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BUILDING
HAS A NARROW ESCAPE FROM
THE GREEDY FLAMES.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Princeton, N. J., Dec. S.-Dickinson
Hall, the big recitation building of the
academic department of the university,
narrowly escaped being burned to the
ground today. Fire broke out in the third
story at to o'clock while Prof J. Mark
Baldwin's junior class in pschology was In
session. A bucket brigade was formed by
the students and the local fire department
was summoned. After a hard fight the
blaze was smothered before it reached the
main part of the constitution hall. It i.
thought that some one dropped a lighted
cigarette in the hallway. Loss, SA,ooo.
and it is generally believed that the right
men have been caught.
Though circumstantial, so closely is the
web of evidence woven that the peace
oflicers and posses nave all ceased their
labors. All that remains is positive idet
tification by Cashier Trombo. He is drhi
ing over the range from Bridger tod*
and will be here about 5 o'clock this afters
One of the men under arrest is Patrick
Murray, in whose cabin on the West Rose
bud, near Fish Trail creek, the capture
was made. The place is about 2o miles
from this place. Murray has lived in the
country for some time. lie and other
people living in the vicinity have acquired
the name of "the Dry fHeadgang" from
the fact that they inhabit a section of
country known as the Dry lHead near the
head of the Rosebud.
Two of the other men are known as
Countryman and Lindley, respectively, but
the name of the fourth man is nut known.
lie and all the others refuse to talk about
The Inter Mountain correspondent this
morning attempted to interview Murray,
but Murray declined to say a word. Last
summer Murray was on trial here on the.
FORMER SPEAKER REED
IS MUCH BETTER TODAY
BY ASSOCIATED I'IESr.
Washington, Dec. 5.-The condition of
former Speaker Reed is considerably im
proved this morning, according to the bul
letin given out by his physicians after
their early visit. The uraemic symptoms
which last night gave the doctors so much
concern are abating and there is an appre
ciable reduction in temperature, pulse and
respiration. Drs. Gardner and Macdonald
called at the hotel at 7 o'clock this morn
ing and when they left their patient at 8
o'clock they gave out the following bulle-
"At 7 :45 a. m. we find Mr. Reed mark
HE WILL BE MINISTER TO JAPAN
Something of John Barrett of Oregon, Slated to Succeed to
the Post Left Vacant by the Death of Mr. Buck--Was a
Newspaperman Well Known in.Northwest.
BY ASSOCIAT'ED PREISS.
Washington, Dec. 5.-Minister Barrett,
who is slated for the post at Japan, is noy
somewhere in the neighborhood of the
Straits settlements. He has been working
to secure a good assistant representation
at the St. Louis exposition and his efform
have been attended with success, for he
has induced both China and Japan to enm.
bark upon large governmental exhibits
when they had decided not to be repre
sented in that way. lie is now bound for
Australia, where it is his hope to change
the minds of the premiers in Australia and
John Barrctt is a young man who is
well known throughout the West more as
a newspaper man than as a diplomat. He
was associate editor of the Portland, Ore.,
Evening Telegram, the only democratic
rain storm, amounting almost to the pro.
portions of a blizzard, is prevailing
through Pennsylvania today. Railroad
service in all directions is badly crippled
and telegraph and telephone wires are pros.
trated. Throughout the anthracite coal re
gion the fall of snow is reported to be very
Pittsburg, Dec. 5.-During the night the
heaviest early snow storm in years visited
this section. Today, five inches of snow Is
on a level.
Washington, Dec. s.-A severe wind and
snow storm visited this city last night and
snow is still falHng. Damage to tell.
graphic and 'phone wires Is reported. The,
weather bureau promises clear weather foX
tonight. The storm Ii central on the Ne*
Jersey coast and will move northward inta,
New England tonight, where it will
UNDER WHITE HEAP
OF SLIDING SNOWS
JAMES SULLIVAN AND ONE DEKAB
BIS ARE BURIED IN CORNUCOPIA
MINE IN BAKER CITY.
BY AS.h(lIAiE PHISV.
Baker City, re.., Dec. 5. - James Sulli
van and a man hy the name of I cklb,his
were killed in the snowslide whicll oc
curred at Cornucopia mine. \\'ednesany
igiht. An Imnmense lSide of Snow and
c.rth camne tearing down the mountain
sile, covering the men before they co-v.
reach a place of safety, The mine was
ndamagerd to the extent of several thousand
dollars. The slide occurred at the Southl
I'Ple mine, carrying away the shaft house
and11111 a number of small ulltlldings. No one
was injured. Owing to the uddeml heavy
f(,ll of nnow other slides are feared.
charge of stealing a sterer, but he was ac
The capture was brought about by Sher
ill 'utter's posse, with Dick Sullivan, a
rancher, as guide. \Wednllsday Pl'tter
struck the trail of the rubbers and fol
lowed it to Butcher creek, the lnew-fallen
snow making a clear track.
At this creek the trail was lost, but
continued search brought it to light again,
aind it led the posse straight to the cabin
of Murray. Oun the way marks were foiiund
sliow ilg that the robbers had cut bUarhed
wire fences when riding thiroutgh fenced
l;id and had spliced the wire behind
iThe posse rode straight up to the cabin
and entered without the formality of de
nianding ad1mission. JThe four men inside
were taken completely by :urprise. 'Ihcir
I;an;tds went skyward ill obediencei to thlie
sheriff's order, andll then they quietly subi
mitted to being searched.
Only 50 cents inl cash was founid aillotng
the four. A Marlin rifle and two revol
vers were found in the cabin, as were
three saddles. No horses were found in
the vicinity, but tracks inl the snow
showed where several horses had beenl
driven past the calbin.
edly improved. ' Iemperature 90, pulse 8.1,
respiration 32. I'raclic symlptoms aba
ting; mind clear; retais nourislhment.
"J". A. (;AIINI}M .: , M. I1.,
"'. L. MACI)ONAI.l), M. I)."
The improvement inl Mr. I<eed's lcord
tion continued during the torenoon. lie
rested reasonahly well last night and is
bright and cheerful today, joking atoit his
illness with those int his room.
Dr. W. C. Goodnow, the expert con
sultant who was summonl d from I'hila
deplhia yesterday evetningl , returlned to his
home last night.
newspaper in Port inud, when Cleveland
was elected to his second term. BIarrett
applied for the positioni of consul general
to Siam, a position paying a salary of
$(1,ooo a year, and solmewhalt to the sur
prise of the oiler politicians, he secured
the po.ition. lie proved an active and
ellici.,t conisular oflicer in the )Orient, and
on tihe conclusion of his term ' Ibranched
Out as a lecturer and writer on the subject
of (Jriental trade withl the Uni.ted Stat:es.
lie was in Asia when the Spanitih Amnetr
can war broke out in 1898, andl there he
did notable work as a war correspondent
in the Philippines, subsequently writing a
book mn his experiences. Sinre then he
has written much of his favorite topic-
Oriental Trade. Several months ago lie
was appointed commissioner of the St.
l.ouisfair for Asia and Australia.
ANXIOUS WIFE SEEKS A HUSBAND
J. W. Smith, Who Left New York for Butte and Wrote on to a Friend Here Saying That He
Could Raise $10,000 and Setting Approximate Date for His Arrival, Has Never
Shown Up and Wife and Friends Are Worried.
'Ihere is more than ever a mystery con
cerning the disappearance of ). Vv. Smith
who was to arrive in Ilutte about October
5 from New York. Diligent search by his
friends anld anxious inquiries trom his
young wife, have been without result and
it is feared that he has met with a serious
,..cident or foul play.
J. W. Smith was in BJutte last spring for
.omething over two months. During that
tone he found employment at several ot
the paint shops in the city and roomed at"
the Hughes block in South Main street.
While here he became interested in a gold
mine near 'Twin Bridges, owned by Mr.
Nick Hughes and several partners, and
went back to New York ostensibly to get
some of his friends with money to assist
in the development of the property. When
everything appeared to be going smoothly
and he had everything to gain by putting
in his appearance, Mr. Smith suddenly be
came missing and since that time no word
STARIED TO MAKE
A WITTY REMARK
THEN MINISTER BUCK FELL DEAD
AT THE FEET OF THE EMPEROR
OF THE JAPANESE.
AY Af',O.IAI FD I'RF..q.
'k.ohana. Ji e. 5.-I'airalysi~. of the
heart caused the death ofl I'ited .ltiniter
Albert I-:. Ituck yesterdlay. I he rtnd wasl
tragically suddren. Mr IHuck wasI the guest
of the empelror on a duck hunt on the
Shiinhatma prteserle. A bird had been
netted aind the milnister with n jocular rc
mark started to reset the net. .SuIddnly Ihe
fell andi without a wtorlI or groan expiredr
itllltlta ly. l ie hIad sille irdl Ifrom a weak
heart for s.ne timte. IMrs. Iluck was not
with the party. NlI.steIr Ihck wa.l Ihil m
hig hesterm I(' t jap. I lai% ion govern
ment 1 lhilings have ~ eot n placei d at ha;il
-- ... -
lhl thllreT mIenII \\it II .itlh tl;ly jjlIj%%'(.i tile
general description if theI, mrn xiwuo hchl
Iup the illlkank, s;ve that all three arc c;lean
shavenll. The shavinlg is Itelt(, however,
.as shownl by ile lllllltionllll of the men'st
YOU WILL GET THE
MAIL EARLIER NOW
CARRILRS ARE JUST I ICKLLU I U
DEATH BY THE JAUNTY NEW
BAGS THLY HIECLIVLD.
"I h e m al l ca rrie rs o f lt h ,tt ' e ves ,. Iro n l
l' h ill gtlg1 n ;. C st SIIslnillll t o, IOf Inew nll;ll
Ingty,ol tile latest type. li' 1 llw sacksi are
of a lighter mllatcrial than1 thell' hi )1d ms It
have greater durability. ilhe color is a
lhandslome green asul gives the liitt r car
riers a jaunty appearanllce as tIUey take their
ldaily Ihotire to loutlse trlips.
The carriers are greatly pleased withll tihe
new bags alnd tlis IJubtlt'ess has a ltendelrecy
to accelerate teir speed.
WHAT THE PUBLICITY BILL IS
Something of the Littlefield Measure, Which Has Been Referred to a
Sub-Committee of the House---Combinations and Corporations
Must Let Uncle Sam Know fow They Are Fixed
Il' AS' t It All III '111 R5f
bill' hutlig for givinig fIIhIIl'lly to tile
or1 1 )ltfttrt' SuittahrrIIII.) £ ItI) yrurI a1 It>.
nflIIrs of coniill iriaI iiin wlirrt, as3
*1ii OKiii Ci.1112' iltf lllll~til rohl(Cr T lliCl hti. If
(IrigiirllI ccl~ll rlitiiili hrF c,·lr~l;loriiirlls is tI
;1110* nrlr pintfride liat every' cuh Iltlls'l'I
joliiit 01uck clit-n 4,rl similar if i 'lily, 1,1
ly, 1111 ii e ;ngge ill Jnl alr i orl'C, lii liiilt it
ofal l ssil. it tIr he rl'. iil :id, iiit;l ilt
('iiiig, us iilcigis il1chlgMler Mingr, ir1(
lflthe llli'l ut' Y ull p1rliu. Ilne lsthe
or message has been recccived froin him.
That he intended to come to Uutte about
October 5 there can he no doubt, for lie
wrote Mr. Ilughes to meet him at the train.
It is also an assured thing that he did not
arrive when he said he would and it he
did subsequently it was without the knowl
edge of his friends.
An Inter Mountain reporter called on
Mr. Hughes this morning and was given
the letter which appears below:
"New York, September 27, z902.
"Mr. Nick Hughes:
"Dear Sir-1 have been waiting over a
week for an answer to my last letter. What
is the matter? I am coming out to Untie
Monday, Look for me about October a at
6 p. m. on Northern Pacific.
"I will have the money for provisions
for the winter. I have a good proposition
to make. I can raise $zo,ooo cash on very
easy terms. I will talk it over with the
SOUABBLE OVER THE
Long Colloquy in Strike Com
mission as to Whether an
Engineer Shall Testify.
MARKOWICK LEFT HIS
Therefore, the People's Coal Company
Claim, They Did Not Blacklist Him
And Nothing Develops Today in the
Conference of Men Appointed by the
President to Investigate the Greatest
Strike in American History.
Sci'inton, , I'., Iec. h. Whn l ih ol.y's
,session of the strike ccccmmIissioI wIas
openrc'd ai lotgl collcl)ju was liegtltn ,)vi the
ohjeticcn of l.awye'r "'ctc'tt W\,crr.n of
Scranccttn ito h.earing the trstimotny of \\ ill
aint Markowk, ian engincer emlldoyI he
fore the tlrikte by the ID)elaware, I.l.cka
watllIl I(In \\' estcIl n comlpanyll . 'I his it
nIll was on t(he1 stantcld when adjoItccnint
I stirucik when the s'tehln mten were
called ouIt and wvas .ft.se.d his p1L.ce wheor
tlhe si like wi.s over beca.;lse it hadl h. eei
hilltd. Mr. \VW. .n saidI the witness shonld
not li. heard. Ils place hald Ic i filled
because Ihe v'hollci tlt v lIlt it, andl there
fore tihe. m nillay w s not uilty I of black
listin.i nlu.. II.arry cynll hcl is, for the
Ie.pl( I Coal cmlp.lmv, until.de hie poinit that
if they took. strike. c pla . s.. trhey c.tn .e
antd the companIl; y h.il t I isi I , ibin to
prolctrt such ln.
ilt I as c titisd tih t whocl"e it w; i. . nlinit
ttd by the op r t ot s 111.11 1int tm n shose
plac.. s ha ti c Ii ci t oa lli 'il ith'I cli
tihllc re wHI a , pc i i1 i, l for lilnt si ui
Iliov I h, ithllm . it t. tlI Ih, a t., Ii ll in
t -lead lotlh,.r I l nstis lc y ChI ,c h l 11 tha l
I is t i .,y i e I s il , tich the c "clh c, l-ii n
t IIl I ul lt it , l, lppo ,in , .Jh'. lih w it
io iisiH, w iilrir t II I 'I I I i ,I rlio c nt ., n i.iu It
BROTHER OF BISHOP TlKHON
Head of the Russian Church on the
Coast Found Dead in 'Frisco.
rttau y a wul a ,is.,lHt to his hro h..t , Itishop
"likh.n, the h..,tl o, tl Russi, c. 'in'r, I
oi this coast, Ihas beeni fotund deadi in bed.
1)eaith .sii cauihcd by puratly-., ,c the
Itishopi Tl.ki t is t.w in New York.
otf the- prc.r-.Ihg July, salriti s of ,tln, ills
povill-i frnlthur that lh. t reasurer or
tlh.r ollil',r f An.i rli,( aflfl ted y Lt h,
hill havinig the rcluiiisite knowledge, shall
;mIiswer ,i tll ,i1 all ii ih it 's that may he
Iliade ill w lilill , lnii r h dlir..til) ofj tlhe
illnltrs;itl i o tItI ' (i ll t llunniinn, relative
to, it- l ;uri.l r colittil ll ty r to its f ;ll lpitl
,ark. S. t lh i ,t n w'r is stI to (: tiaid afs
f"evil nre' ;to :Itn'.1 t ihe ptterson mllalking it,
lexcept in l,,,'ltiu ,. nt n l'r thei prla tto .td
A tax iof 1 p r i evi lt prr ;aI l tim is cotti i
pu 'sedil l , lt- uch otil hitr- ('pital stn .k
ounti ding ,i i tht11th ifs n- t fiilly paid int
alsh or . ith r piro erl y ;t its fiill ca;sh
aliIrket vailul ,i l )proi,iill is made fur
collthcti. g the l a;x.
Any ',ncern i crl nltr inpl,td in this bill
failing lut make the' r tlurn ast r.,uli-red
nde.r this bill ,Id :lll·ly tc ncern fiilling to1
I'ay a; ta;x itlnsr. is tio h res triilli.le on
lthe suit of tihe t- nithd S.-tes .roi rgag
illg ill inllel' statl or forllt' 1 1 ( 11nllllll e''('. It
is made n h. dulty of th(e atLornl'y grulral
a;t the( r l'l st of the inl trst le c.lu.ll trce
Smllissioll to enforce the provisions of
the proposed art mid sit mHsay he brought
in l.ly di trict 'no rlt of the (onihed States
t -nthire. ionu.il i- ,in shall prepare and
publish i a st;tnlll it shi ntlllg a list tof cur
p r:Itions at dit.i losiing their condition.
Thl ' hill dlos not aliply t( a.ly titti-tl thle
a:init of iqfaltal stuck ,of which dotes not
boys next week. Don't worry about pro.
vis.(ous for the winter. It is U. K.
"\V. J. bMITIl."
One very peculiar thing about the mat
ter is that Mr. Smith signed his name to
the letter as "W. J. Smith," while a letter
which purports to come from his wife, and
addressed to Mr. Hughes, is signed "Mrs.
J. W. Smith." It might he supposed that
either Mr. or Mrs. Smith were unaccus
tomed to writing the initials, else why the
error in transposition?
"I feel positive that Smith intended to
come to Butte," said Mr. Hughes this
morning, "and' I have not yet given up
hope of seeing him. I have received sev
eral letters from his wife anxiously in
quiring about him, and there is a mystery
about it all that I cannot fathom. Smith
wrote me that he would arrive about
October a, on the Northern Pacific, and on.
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