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Many Lives Endangered on
Arizona Street by a
Falling Wire.
Story of the Incident as
Related by Assistant
Chief Shinnock.
One of the Most Remark
able Cases in History
of the City.
Lives were endangered and one ef the
department horses knocked from his feet
by a crossed wire in front of the Arizona
street fire station last evening. For sev
eral minutes combination truck No. a was
wrapped in sputtering streams of blue
flame, and only the courage of Truckman
John Sykes, who cut the wire, averted
the danger.
Shortly after is o'clock an alarm was
turned in from Box 6s. Two crossed
wires at the corner of Main street and
Park avenue caused the call. The appa
ratus turned out and started toward Main
In front of the station telegraph and
telephone wires, weighted with wet snow,
were sagging low. One of these had
crossed the trolley cable, then had broken
and grounded. It was carrying the full soo
As the combination truck swung out for
the turn the off horse became entangled
in this wire. The shock knocked the
brute from his feet. In his struggles to
regain them he touched the wire again
and went dwn a second time, stunned.
The men leaped from their places and
tried to help him.
They were practically helpless, for no
one could touch the wire, which was jet
ting out smoke and fire at a rate that
lit up the entire street in a blue glare.
Sykes at this juncture leaped from the
book and ladder truck. Getting a pair of
nippers, he cut off the current.
One horse was so badly stunned for a
short time that the team was unable to
go to the box from which the alarm was
turned in. This morning, however, he
was fit for service again.
Those on the truck at the time of the
accident were: Assistant Chief Jerry
Shinnock, Captain Charles Holden, Mort
Grifiths, M. Kelly, Pat Cleary and James
Dennison. That some of the men did not
get the force of the current in their ef
forts to free the horse is regarded as lit
tie short of a miracle.
"I thought for the time that we were
going to lose the horse," said Assistant
Chief Shinnock this morning. "The ani
mal was knocked down and stunned. And
a horse is not able to stand much of a
shock. As a rule we have to respond to
a number of alarms any night like last
evening. This was the heaviest snow that
I have seen in Butte. It clung to every
thing, and it Is strange there were not
more crossed wires."
Washington, March 16.-Rudolph Fors
ter of Virginia was today appointed as*
sistant secretary to the president. He is
a graduate of the Columbian University
law school. He entered the government
service in 1894 and since 19oo has been
executive clerk for the president.
Arrest of Fred Sinclair and
George Asking Was
Body Blow.
Pair Charged With Brutal Garotting of
Man at Lima-Supposed to Be Cul
minating Crime of Long Series of
An organized gang of highwaymen who
have been operating in the southwestern
part of Montana and in Idaho, is now, in
the belief of Montana police officers,
broken up. The arrest of Fred Sinclair
and George Asking at Lima, according to
the Dillon police, stopped their operations.
Policeman Fred Oliver of Dillon was in
the city today looking up certain evidence
against these prisoners, who are held on
the charge of committing a brutal robbery
at Lima. It is stated that they garotted a
man by the name of Lockey and took what
money he had on him at the time.
This robbery, it is thought by the police,
was the culmination of a series of similar
crimes which have been committed at Po
catello, Idaho Falls and along the line of
the Oregon Short Line railway.
"I think that this one gang of half a
dozen men is responsible for these out
rages," said Oliver today. "The nature
of the crimes, the localities, the time of
commission and other oircumstances point
that way. As to the Lima robbery, I am
positive that we have the rijht men and
that we will get a conviction.
President Theodore Roosevelt will
visit Butte next May. His private Msore
tary hia telegraphed Congressman Dixon
to that effeot. The message states that
the chief executive of the nation will be
in Helena and Butte upon the same day,
May 27.
Preparations for aooording a proper
reception to the president will at once
be sat on foot by the Butte Business
Men's association. The president is no
stranger in Butte. He was here during
the campaign of 1900 when he was a
candidate for vioe president. Upon
that oooasion he was given a tremend
ous ovation. It is predloted that his
coming as president will be the occasion
of one of the greatest gatherings ever
seen in Butte.
Missoula, March t6.-Congressman
Joseph Dixon today received a telegram
from Mr. Loch, the private secretary to
President Roosevelt. that the president has
definitely dlheided upon the date of his
Montana visit. He will be in Butte and
Helena May 27. T,.is advice is believed to
definitely settle the date of the much
talked of visit of the president.
Congressman Dixon said that the mes
sage he received from iMr. Loeb was one
of the most welcome he ever received, and
that he felt assured that the people of
Montana would give the chief executive a
great reception.
Mr. Dixon will communicate with a
number of the prominent men of the state
Alleged Murderer and
Accessories Plead at
Livingston Today.
Livingston, March t6.-Martin Zidmarr,
who is being held on the charge of hav
ing killed George Reider at Trail Creek
two years ago, and Jack Held and Andy
Weidenbaar charged with being acces
sories, entered their pleas in the district
court today. They all pleaded not guilty.
The court fixed the bonds of Held and
Weidenbarr at $3,ooo each and refused
bail for Zidmarr, the principal. The trial
of the cases against the accused will be
set for some time in April.
Philadelphia, March s6.-The police au
thorities have directed the opening of 34
graves, having secured evidence which led
them to the belief that George llossey, the
"herb doctor," Is responsible for at least
many of the deaths. Hossey is in jail as
Case of Erratio Justice Now
Up to the District
Surety Company That is on His Bond
Withdraws and Charges Are Filed
With the County Commissioners With
a View of Having Him Removed
District Judges to Hear Case.
" Should the Judges of the Second judicial
district of the state take the same view
of the case as does the United States Fi
delity & Guarantee company of Baltimore,
Md., the office so swiftly and noisily oc
cupied recently by Justice of the Peace
Phil J. Harrington will most likely be
declared vacant under the usual methods
of impeachment procedure for failure to
qualify with an accepted and official bond.
The view taken by the surety company
is to the effect that Harrington is not
competent at this time to satisfactorily
conduct the business of the office as re
quired by the conditions of the bond.
The view is in reality a bunch of
charges set forth in a copy of a commu
nication to the district court received to
day by the board of county commission.
ers, and which is prefaced with the an
nouncement that the company had hereto
fore gone on Harrington's bond for $S,ooo
to insure his proper conduct of the office
end the turning over of moneys to the
county under the different controlling
sections of the statutes.
What amount practically to charges is
set forth in the paragraph which asks
that the company be released from the
bond "for the reason that the said Phil
J. Harrington has been conducting him.
self in an improper manner and for sev.
eral weeks past has been under the influ.
ence of stimulants and has, in our opin
(Continued om Page Ten.)
Private Secretary Loeb Wires Co/ ressman Dixon
to That Effect--Butte BusinessI Mn's Association
Will Prepare to Welcome tlk·: President.
and urge that extensive plans for the n
caption of the president in Montana be
laid out.
"That is pretty good news," said Eujene
Carroll, the president of the Butte Bsd
ness Men's association today when told of
the president's forthcoming visit. "I tleR
call a special meeting of the assoct(on
as soon as we can get the city o.osil
chamber for a meeting place, which Will
probably be Friday night, to map out pbIe
for the entertainment of the preqidett.
The last time Mr. Roosevelt was hee be
crane as a candidate for vice prosidm
He was given a great reception, but
guess we will be able to put that to Ilh
next May. Coming as president of
United States he should be accorded t
greatest welcome the Rocky Mouotalns
ever saw.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Cheyenne received by the Inter Mountain
this afternoon says:
"If President Roosevelt carries out his
plan to ride horseback from Laramle to
Cheyenne during the Western trip, Troop
A., W. N. C,., of this place will be detailed
to escort him. A cowboy escort will aib
probably he added.
"The y5 miles from Laramie to this
place is filled with points of interest, nla
cluding very rugged scenery.
Supreme Court Asked to
Order Another Judge
to Hear Case.
Helena, March 16.-Application was
made to the supreme court today by C.
F. Kelley, attorney for the Boston & Mon
tana company, for an order directing that
another judge be called in to try the is
sues involved in the ease of J6hn Mac
Ginniss against the Boston & Montana,
the case in which MacGinniss as a minor.
ity stockholder of the company seeks to
(Continued on Page Nine.)
an accesory to the murder of William G.
Danse, whose widow is charged with hav
ing administered to her husband slow
poison furnished by the negro.
"We do not know how many poisonings'
can be traced to llossey," said a police
official today, "but thus far we have se
Glasgow, March 16.-Everything is in
readiness for the launching of the Sham.
rock III tomorrow. Platforms to accomn.
modate soo pcrsons have been erected
alongside of the shed, which has been par
tially removed, and enough of the challen.
ger of the America's cup is visible to con.
Sheriff Will Make Business
Trip to Old Stamping
County Attorney Breen this afternoon
applied to the governor for a requisition
for the return of Albert Peterson from
Elko, Nov., where he is now in custody.
Peterson was arrested on two charges of
forgery committed last October. There
were two checks drawn on the bank of W.
A. Clark & Bro. In favor of W. P. Jackson
and purporting to be signed by Harry Ben.
One of the checks was for $168, and the
other for $97. Both were cashed by Peter.
son and protested by Bender, who declared
them forgeries.
Bender is an old resident of Silver Bow
county and has lived near Wisdom for
Sheriff Quinn will leave for Nevada as
soon as the papers have been received and
will take advantage of the offtcial trip to
visit some of his old comrades who are
still in the stamping grounds of the old.
time desperadoes and Injun killers
Watoh Recovered.
Detective Barney McGillic today reeov.
ered a watch stolen from a room at at
Woolman street last February. He founa4
the property in a local pwnshep. A man
who gave the name of J. J. Murphy hi6
asold it.
If R
ured evidence that has warratecd us in
lirccting the opening of 34 graves. 'his
tqp will begin at once and we Ilievt the
result will show that Assistant D)istrict
Attorney Shoey was not exaggerating when
1: branded ]losrcy as an arch poisone'r.
"Thi. case is a.ssuming proportions far
rm the statements as to her being a de
arture from the flat footed type of all the
.cent cup racers. A side view of the
.icht was not obtainable today, but the
xcessive bulk of the fore end of the fin
Jutgests that the shortening of this por
'oon of the boat has been carried to a
g:vrec which a more timid designer woul I
'eckon as dangerous.
;'arliament Howls Glee
fully at the Entry of
Ragged Joe.
London, March s6.--Colonial Secretary
ha'mberlain's entry in the house of com
sveas today was signalized by an unusually
cordial reception from the conservatives
and unionists, while the liberals and na
tjeaalists maintained a significant silence.
"olleys of cheering from the government
upporters greeted the secretary as he en
tered the house and lasted several min
,tee. Mr. Chamberlain looked much worn,
but was obviously in the best of spirits as
he rose to inform a questioner that he was
afraid it would be difficult to collect anti
Iulish all his South African speeches. lie
was astou.ed to say he had made about 70
and he had not time to read them, much
l-se collect them.
'There was a vociferous liberal counter
demonstration when Mr. Crooks, the gw
liberal member for Woolwich, who .
cehtly won that district for the opposition,
took his seat.
Married By Justice Doran.
James J. Farrell and Mrs. ..agile Buck
ley, both of Butte, were united in marriage
by Justice John Doran at rs o'clock this
morning. John Regan and Ella Regan
mere witnesses to the ceremony.
beyonlld tlhel comprehension of those con
nlected with it at thle ttilme 1o10. y was
arre.telr . The real inlve'tigaltio, is just
beginniing and iefore it proceeds mnucit
furtlhe'r startlicng developmeiiints will crop
Iu. IlThere may hce scve-ral arrested, blut
they are notat likely to be mllade public for
some days."
Ticket Is Blank Yet--Tom
Hinds May Meet De
cided Opposition.
In a coniveciion, where a full ticket of
bIlanlks is now on the cards for noninatilon,
the anti-trust democrats will assemble at
the Additorimn tlhis evesnineg. The manipu
lators who have been advancing Pat Mul
lins' candidacy, plan to have this conven
tion inderse tha:t gentlemanll. And it is
stated that they want to leave the other
places empty for purposes aof trading, to
help the head of the petition ticket.
The one thing which pronmises to hinder
their operatioi of Ithe wires they have laid
is the fact that somle nembllers of the anti
trust party don't want all the offices to go
to other aggre-gations. It is stated that
some of these ineclncers of the party will
violently oppos,, the plans which Tom
linids, Hlugh Wilson, Jack Iloy, ct al.,
have made.
Conference commcllittees will Ibe busy
about the time this conlvention gets to
work. That fromn the polpullist party will
get to work on the gpetition ticket with
Mullins at its head, with the anti-trust
party. Then all three will possibly look
around to the labor party to see what they
can do there. 'Inc convenrtion meets at 8
The delegates nominated Saturday night
to the anti-trust convention are as follows:
First Ward-Delegates, J. J. Layton,
George Fitzgibbons, Mike Keating, Den
nis Ferrell, J. J. Sullivan, Steve Harring.
ton, John Doyle, J. P. Murphy ; alternates,
Joe Starkey, William Monroe, Charles
Ryan, A. J. Johnson, James Sliney, James
Packard, Dave Donevan, J. J. Murphy.
Second-Delegates, John Helehan, Ben
Sampson, L. P. Forstell, S. W. Newber.
ger, W. P. Farrell, ., W. Wayne, Frank
White, John Coleman; alternates, James
Shae, Charles Bell, Charles Fraser, Paul
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Whitaker Wright, Who Is
Accused of Swindling,
Is Arrested.
Will Demand an Examina
tion of the Charges in
This Country.
Stockholders of Compa
nies He Organized Dis
cuss the Case.
New York, March 16.-When
Whitaker Wright was arraigned in
court his counsel said that although
Wright was willing to return to
England he would insist on an ex
amination here before doing so.
Wright was taken before the fed
eral court to be arraigned before the
commissioner. Florence Browne, said
to be the niece who arrived with him
yesterday and who disappeared from
the Albemarle hotel later in the day,
went to the office of United States
Marshal Henkel with her counsel.
Miss Browne, while she repeatedly
asked to be excused from answering
questions, made partial replies when
questioned by representatives of the
press. She said she was the nec.e
of Whitaker Wright, but knew noth
ing about his financial affairs.
Mr. Wright said he did not bring
a large sum of money with him.
Miss Browne sail' che would return
to England shortly.
I IIY Ali e J ll i ) 'ItI 2 I.
New Ylrk, M;iii h Ill. J. WVhitaker
W righl, the LoI. dn, l lpre,1ti e l , who i; ac
cuskd of being l'ol'erll d in olmhs.sl
frauds in lo2nlcl1111ill with the ll~rl illlil;
itIn of varioulls colril pratlliilm, wais llrreIted
Snedaiy t.n lII. lrrivI of tilhe Frrench liner
L.a Lorraine, from Ilavre.
The a1rrest was made Iy central oflh'e
deteclivel nat the office r f the I.ondon
Iplice. Wright was taken to police head
quaIrtel s and later to the ' 111Tombs1 police
coullrt, whlrrce he" was a:rraigllned before a
mllgitratl alld tlurned over to the I'nited
Stilatch authorities., lr was takeu to .111d
low sire, i jail. With Wright till the
st.emshilp wai a till, Kood looking wolalll,
who said shile wasl tile niece of the pIlis.
iller. Ihe nmi c o the lI.t was Miss
Wright whlen t1ll he was ndier arrest
showed nl evidence of excili',nt and IaId
le was a friend of King Edward. Ilis
prinhlipal ollern was to ;avoid publicity,
and he iasked liithat his ii iit lie kept from
the Inewspelillrs.
WVright anlld Ilis compallllllion were en
tereld on the original pass-i lner list :2 M.
Andilrloni alll MilI.. Androni. 'T1hat Wlight
did loit explel to heC arrestetd is shIOWn
by thlle fact Il:t after the slt2;1lu.hilp left
Ilavre lhe told tlhe purser that a Ilitilake
hai1d I1bii, made in makinlg lthe tickets out In
the name ofin M, Andilroln i Iis name was
2laccordingllly changelldi anld appe1li1areld oil the
additioinal list as Mr. J. W. Whitaker
IIand t,iat of the wo0lmanl was Miss N.
irrowncw .
The finanicial crash of the compllanies
floated 4,y \Vhitaket.r \Vright came in De
heill'er, 11)1,2. i'lhre were It of these,
including the par,.t cmllpany, entitled the
ILondon-(;lobe Financie corllporation, with
a total capitalization of $61,675,u0o.
Wriight was tile managing director.
Few millionaires lived in the same
princely style as did Wright. In Park
Lan., L.ondo, he had a miniature palace,
in the drawingroom of which was a copy
of the famous cabinet 1)u Ioit of Iouis
XV. It took three years to complete it
anld cost lmanlly thousands of pounds.
I.ondon, March ,6.---Jl,hn Flower, the
chairmlian of thile shareholders' committee
which instigated the prosecution of Whit
aker Wright, thile director of the L.ondon
& (lobe Finance corporation, who was
arrested yesterday on his arrival at New
York from I:rance, says:
"I see Wright is quoted as saying he
had a powerful iprotector in an exalted
quarter. '1That statement is not new to
us. It is the keynlote of the whole case.
Prior to the failure of the London &
Globe, certain persons maintain, Wright
had in his possesiion letters from lead
ing members of the English royal family
shllowillg they were mixed upll his transac.
tiolll. We have no docunmentary proot
of this. Wright hlmself is probably the
only maIn in the world who could prove it.
"if he has such letters they ought to
be in possession of the New York police,
as we suppose they searched his iffects,
and Wright is not likely to let such a
powerful weapon of defense out of his
personal keeping. Within a few weeks
the chief issue in the Wright case will
be the question of the complicity or other
wise of the most exalted persons in the
empire ill Wright's schemes. Wo do not
anticipate any dllculty in obtaining his
extradition, but if what Wright's friends
maintain turns out to be true his genuine
prosecution will become an extremely del
icate matter. We believe, however, thai
'Continued on Pase Nine.)

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