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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII. No. 314. BUTTE, MONTANA, FRIDAY MARCH 20, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS LEVEES BREAK AWAY Flood Waters Above Mem phis Gaining on Men Fighting Them. MANY BREAKS OCCUR Torrents Pouring Through Breaks in Bulwarks in Arkansas Town. NEGROES ARE IN HILLS Driven to the Highlands by the Rush of the Waters. IY ASSOCIATED Pras. Memphis, Tenn., March ao.-In spite of heroic work by hundreds of men, the levee near Pecan point, 40 miles north, is reported to have given way early to day and a vast column of water is run ning through a crevasse 400 feet wide. Pecan point is so miles north of Trice's landing, where the first break occurred, and the additional flood being let into the St. Francis basin will cause the waters to rise more rapidly through the low lands. The reports of the sufferings of the peo ple at Marion are believed to be some what exaggerated. Every opportunity has been given those remaining to move out of the fooded district, but they decline to leave. There is some talk of dynamit ing the levee opposite Marion, but so far no action in this direction has been taken. Chief Engineer Parr of the St. Francis board left today on the government steamer Minnetonka for Pecan point and the levees from that point will be closely watched. Another break is reported at North Helena, where the waters are rush ing through an eight-foot gap in the small levee, flooding the district and driving roany negroes to high lands. Residents along the river south of here are becom ing alarmed in anticipation of the rise to come when the waters begin to fall at Memphis. The river here today continues to rise slowly, the gauge marking 40 feet. This is a rise of one-tenth in J4 hours. The railroad situation on the west side of the river is unchanged. No trains are moving and it will be several days before the waters recede so the tracks can be put in shape for traffic. Greenville, Miss., March ao.-The pro tection dyke at Leland, Ark., is rapidly slipping into the river, and it is now prob able that the river will seek a new chan nel, leaving Greenville in the interior. The situation is most grave. The river is four feet above the 1897 mark and rising at the rate of half a foot a day. Heavy rain fell during the night, which will retard work on the dyke and add to the danger. The levee from Lunar to Leland is seeping badly, but the en gineers do not regard this with apprehen sion. Helena, Ark., March zo.-Two or three small breaks have occurred in the North Helena levee which protects the northern suburbs. The water pouring through the breaks in the levee and over the top of the embankment will soon fill the entire basin and cover the territory from Walker street to the hill. Walker street levee, which protects the city proper on the north, is positively in no danger. New Orleans, March ao.-The river reg istered 19.6, the maximum reached during the flood. ' Except for the break at Bog gere's all the levees have held in this dis trict. REPLY TO1 WABASH Attorney for Trainmens' Brotherhood Answers Railway Lawyers. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. St. Louis, March ao.-Attorney Judson, speaking for the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, gave reply to the claims ad. vanced by the railroad company that the grievances in the case originated with the defendants and not with employes of the railroad. Judson claimed that the assertion of the railroad that if the men struck, it would be in violation of contract was not ten able, inasmuch as there were no contracts in existence. In summing up the evidence, Mr. Judson declared that the sole jurisdiction pos sessed by the court came through viola. tions of the interstate commerce law. These violations must be illegal in the means used to an end or illegal in the ends sought and there had been nothing shown, he declared, to indicate that either the end sought or the means used to attain it were against the law, therefore, the en tire case fell to the ground and he prayed the dissolution of the injunction. He concluded his argument at so:41, and Judge H. S. Priest, special counsel for the Wabash road, rose to make the third Sagunent for the company. Noted Author Dead. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, Philadelphia, March so.-A cablegram from Florence, Italy, announces the death in that city of Charles Godfrey Leland, the author and Journalist PASSENGER STEAMER RUN DOWN BY A FREIGHTER DURING A FOG Several of the Crew Meet Death in Their Sleep and It Is Thought That a Number of Pkssengers Perished --Entire Side of Vessel Was Torn Away. N.ew London, Conn., March so.-In a fog which descended upon the waters of Long Island Sound last night the big Fall River passenger steamer Plymouth, from New York for Fall River, with Soo pas sengers and a crew of soo men, was run down while passing through the Race by the freight steamer City of Taunton of the line bound from New York. A full hun dred feet of the starboard side of the ves sel was smashed in as if it had been pa per, the staterooms of the second cabin were entirely cut away, while down the hold most of the crew, who were asleep en the steerage, were drowned by a tor rent of water that poured through the great gap made by the bow of the freighter. Although greatly terrified, the people aboard the stricken ship showed great self control and there was no panic. The col lision occurred after the vessel had slowly made ner way over the sound through the fog until she reached a point east of Gull island. The City of Taunton drove up out of the fog and when she was sighted by the Plymouth was too close to avoid the collision. There was a quick exchange of signals and then the crash. The bow of the City of Taunton penetrated to feet into the hull of the. Plymouth and as she backed away she raked the upper works of the PRESIDENT WILL HAVE TIME OF HIS LIFE IN THE YELLOWSTONE SPECIAL TO THE INTEU MOUNTAIN. Fort Yellowstone, National Park, March 20.-When President Roosevelt comes to the National Park on April 8 to remain for two weeks he is going to have the time of his life. Few people outside of the park re alize Just what it means to spend two weeks in the nation's playground in April. Then the snow lies deep on the ground and bitter cold prevails. The only human life stirring in the vast area is that of the federal troops, who are the guardians of the reserve. They, few in number, on their snow shoes, travel over the snow from tiny patrol station to station, qufferlng great hard ships and frequently, as the sad record of this post testifies, being frozen to death in some sudden blizzard blast which sweeps over the hills and vales of Wonderland. MAJOR PITCHER AS HOST. Into this sort of thing the president DR. RIXEBY-Srgeos General of the Navy, Who Will Accompany the President Through the Park. proposes to plunge. Information which has come to Major Pitofer, the army offioer who is superintendent of the park, is that the president wants to seek se clusion and mental reoreation In the park. It is characteristio of the presi dent that he should choose so wild and desolate a spot as the park in winter FOUR BUTTE MINERS PASS CLOSE TO DEATH Death passed close to four men in un derground workings during the past 49 hours and missed each by a similar strange freak of fortune. In exactly the same odd manner luck saved the lives of John Toward and Dennis Leery. Both men are now at the St. James hospital, brought to the place by accidents so like in time, place and manner of occurrence that the coincidence is away out of the ordinary. Leary was brought in Wednesday even ing from the St. Lawrence mine. While working at the bottom of a chute he was struck on the right foot by a heavy stick of timber, which fell from five sets abovt. He esuped with hie life by a miraele. His right foot is amputated as the ankle. Last evening, at almoet tie same hour Lear wuas injured, John Toward was working at the bottom of a chute in the Clear Creek mine. A timber, which was being set about to feet above him, fell from its plue. It plunged put his head approaching vessel, tearing out the second cabin and ripping the state rooms W pieces. Water poured into the hold. and drowned the men in their bunks. The Plymouth was immediately headed for this city. It was thought at one time that the ship's company would have S take to the boats, but the closing of the collision bulkheads prevented the water from gaining and the vessel made the har bor and wharf unassisted. There was no way of telling imnmed" ately how many perished. Six are dead certainly, and in the mass of debris from the wrecked cabin and staterooms there enay be several more bodies, while in the steerage it is thought there are bodies of others drowned besides those reported. As the Plymouth was being made fast to the wharf there was seen to be a hole so feet square in her hull on the star board side about 35 feet from her bow, while for a hundred feet her joiner work had been carried away, including the entire second cabin and seven staterooms on the saloon deck. The known dead: John McCarthy, watdhman, head cut off; Snow Coleme., negro, pantryman, drowned; Julius Daw son, negro, messman, drowned; John Bris tol, negro, waiter, drowned; John Will iams, negro, baker, drowned; John, W. Thompson Wilkesbarre, skull shattered. for this recreation and secoluelon for which he yearns. Great physical effert will be required for him to make the journey, but it is in such effort that his soul delights. Major Pitcher's advices are that tLh president's special will remain at Living oton and not at Cinnabar, as first an* nounced, and that accompanied only by Dr. Rixey, the surgeon general of the navy, and John Burroughs, the fameus naturalist and poet, the president wil enter the park for his long stay there, emerging only on April 24. He will travel, so Major Pitcher is in formed, to all the chief points of Inter. set. To do this he will go part of the way on horseback, and trails will be broken for him through the snow for that purpose, but there are long stretches, miles in length, where he can go only on snowshoes which will be provided for him here at the fort. There are other places in the park where the going is easy and over these he will travel. Major Pitcher has been directed to have two sets of snowshoes in a sleigh, shoes in readiness, one for the president and one for Mr. Burroughs, so it is In ferred that the sailor-doctor, Rixey, will go only part way. A very limited number of soldiers, perhaps only two or three, will accom pany the party as orderlies and messen gers. Through men, and through relays at the various patrol stations, the presi dent will be kept in daily communica. tion with the remainder of his partys A telegraph line doubtless will be stretched into the presidential train at Livingston where an executive office, directed by Secretary Loeb, will be es tablished. Livingston, accordingly, will for the time being become the center of government of the United States, with the government's directing head having more fun than he had since his cowboy days in the hills and valleys of the wild. est West. PLANS OF TRIP. "What are the plans for the trip ?" Major Pitcher was asked today by the inter Mountain representative: "They are whatever the president and struck his right foot. Only the feet that be bead started to step back saved him, as the same thing had saved Leary Fortunately for Toward, the blow that struck him was a glancing one and lhe force of the timber at the time had been broken. As a consequence he will not lose any portion of his foot. A couple of hours after Toward hb been taken from the mine Mike Beyes was buried beneath a mass of rock a earth in the West Colusa. Instead @ fnding a dead body his fellow workaee were surprised when they removed the debris to find Byers suffering only from bruises. Like tLe other two me. he got al these on his right side. His leg, arm and fees had some bad contudel He was taken to Murray & Freund'9 pital, where he is restin easily today., Later last night Steve Carkeek was caught between a oar and a plumb .. (Conthmed on Page Nlae.) The injured: Patrick Dale, coal trim mer, New York, left arm torn off; Mi chael Kilduff, passenger, Boston, right toot cut; - Samuelson, scratched about fce and bruised about the beldy. ·~;ai~.-? )·i. ~ ' '- Q~ ¾ The WVrwched P.11 River SI,,amcr Plymuouth. Of the injured it is thought Dale can. not live. Captain Davis of the Plymouth deslined to make any statement concerning tie ac cident at this time. Captain T. H. Lowe of the United States marine corpe, with Lieutenant William C. IOI/N BURROUGHS-The Post-Natural ist, Who Will Accompany the President 'hrougk the Park. wants," was the reply. "He is going into the park to do absolutely as he wishes. He wants to be alone, or as near alone as it is possible for him to be, and his wishes are to be obeyed in every particular. There will be no crowd tagging at his heels, no sight seers crowding in upon him." The party which goes into the park will fare exactly as do the soldiers who patrol the reserve. Its members, the president included, will get no better shelter than the little cabins erected for the shelter of the patrolling troopers. Each little cabin contains a bunk, a stove, a supply of fuel, some bacon, beans, coffee, tea and a few other neces saries. Crude, bare and unadorned, these little cabins are mighty comfort able spots when a snow storm is raging. BUSINESS MEN TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS Will Meet This Evening and Inaugurate Plans for Entertainment of Presi dent Roosevelt. Preliminary to preparing for the enter tainment of President Roosevelt on his visit to Butte May at, a mecting of the Butte Business Men's association will be held this evening at the city council cbshamber. So far no definite action has been taken toward receiving the president; that is, no SPOONER IS CALLED DOWN BY COMMISSION Washington, March to.-Civil Commis. toner Foulke today sent a letter to Sena tor Spooner of Wisconsin in reply to sharp criticism of letters written to individual senators by Mr. Foulke regarding certain inaccuracies in statements made on the floor during consideration of a resolution calling for information concerning the re moval of Elmer Forshay from the office of surveyor-general, of Idaho. Mr. Foulke said: "Thus the paradox is presented that, although the charge was untrue, I had no right to point out the particulars in which it was true, even in letters to individual senators. If this po sition is sound, it will be the duty of ex ecutive officers to submit in absolute si lence to the gravest charges of miscon duct or even of crime uttered in the most public place in the nation. No self-re specting man could hold an administra tive office under such conditions. I sub mit that it Ia not to my letter that the Ilarlo and 7 nones, occupied the see* ond cabin ofc side where the crash was felt. If hought all the marines lost their k' :ks containing their ex tra clothing . e of the marines were killed or i F The Cit taunton made this port at S :45 t" irning with her bow stove in and b imps working. lcr bulk. head say r from sinking. Chath... uass., March an.-The large three-masted schooner Sebago of Portland collided with a four-masted vessel during the night on Nantucket shoals. This morn Ing, as the Sebago was conming to anchor off this port, she atrijck on the har and at so a. m. was pounding heavily. The vessel with which she collided is a four masted schooner, but her identity was not known. So far as known no lives were lost. organisation has bhen formed to make the arrangements. The Itusiness Mens Men's associ ation has received anld sent the necersary telegrams in the absence of a citi7re' reception committee. Tonight's meeting is for the purpose of arranging for the formation of such a committee. It is the desire of all interested in the matter that all organizations in the city have a part in the formation of that com mittee so that it may be thoroughly repre sentative. The city council is expected to do its part toward the formation of such a committee, and it also is the general desire that the labor organizations should be call'4 upon to name their representatives on the body. The general plan, in fact, is that all interests and all citizena he well represented, so that the citizen.' commit tee will express well the sentimnents of Butte. On Special Train. The president will arrive here on his special train from Helena at a p. m. Wednesday, May a7, and leave here for rocatello two hours later. It is his wish, as expressed in the telegram sent yester day by his private secretary, William Loebh, Jr., that drives he substituted for receptions, and that the president be called up.-n for only a few remarks. A probable plan of entertainmetant is as follows: Formation of a procession representative of liutte's interest, labor and otherwise, at the Great Northern WfILLI/AM LORD, JR.-Presidentl kouse vell's Seeretary, Who Will Accompany the Party. depot on the arrival of the special train; movement of that procession, headed by the president and his party in oarriages up town and to the courthouse; review by the president and his party from the court house steps of the procession; drive to the Finlen hotel or some other convenient place from which the president may ad (Continued on Page Nine.) epithet of supreme effrontery can be most fittingly applied. "In conclusion thereafter, when my con duct and the body to which I belong is unjustly attacked in either house of con gress, I shall continue to address any sen ator or representative who will receive a communication pointing out the correct ness as specifically as I know how, that I will seek to have the unjust charge re futed as publicly as it was made, and if (as I do not believe) the time should come when I can find no senator or rep resentative who Is willing to give me a hearing, I will then seek by every means in my power to make the world acquainted with the Injustice. I do not believe any considerable number of senators will In sist upon such a doctrine of senatorial 'lese majeste' as will prevent any officer however humble the position he may hold from protecting himself against unfounded accusation by every means in his power." NOTED ROBBER IS TAKEN Man Who Stole $80,000 in Paris Is Captured in Chicago. RESISTED WITH CUN Desperate Fight With De tectives on a Crowded Street Car. "CROOKS" WITH HIM Police of Two Continents Had Hunted Man For Many Years. 1V AS, tI1 I VAl l"ll pI ,l. Chicago, March :. - -;rorge Willard, solght by the police of two conltllnents for years for a d11 ilng $Nlo,ulo rollrry COlulittlted in I'.mis, was liast ngliht worst ed inll revolver light with two dtclrtlives on a crowded ltrcet l.r. With him wre, arrerted Eidward ('iar. ney, charged aith miany rubberie. though out the coInlIItry, anlll William Milltatll with whom Wll'ard it said to have Iben operating ill ('hlc.ao. The fighIlt which precreded the apllure of the thre'r llll men ca nle i a panic amng the IlpasNlllrlr of tIII l' trelet car ill w li h II rv cral womern were injured. Willard has Iten idenrtiftred, the police may, a th llllmall whoI ahist.ld M kry Itlrilllnsnl III the rb I.ery of anl erlr1l mlllelllS r r of $14,o.nn in 1old asod bank nltre ill I'aris ,t.rarl yearn a1go, lhe was arresthld in Unflhth Intel atlI $lo,,l, ,f I hr tle 1,,e1 d of the rbltll y were foundll ill Iis ilposrsiillol and 1r lfia rated. II.l etscIaed from rlutoely before he coulld Ia. lurnoed over to the Paris ual thorities. WIllard is alMo wanted folr a banak robbery in Iowa and diamond, rob hery in Cleveland. (:arney isn aid1 to be wallntel on charges of robbery inll inon, (;rand Rapids, Mich., and Chicago. lie aerved lour years in the penitentiary at C'olumrlls. CHAMBERLAIN IS AGAIN HONORED Colonial Secretary Receives the Congratulations of the City of London. MANY DISTINGUISHED PERSONS PRESENT In His Speech Mr. Chamberlain Said That the Boer Leaders Will Be as Loyal to the New Government as They Were to the Old-Declares That Ho Found No Trace of Vindictiveness. i. AS.,O IAIEI Ci I ISii. London, .larsh ao.- Coloial Secretary ('hamberlain today received the city of onlon 's cullngratlulation otn his missilion to South Africa in the guild hall, where Lord Mayor Samuel anld the corporati,on pre sented him with an address of welcome in the presence of a alge galtherilng of dis tinguished representatives of politics, the services, art, science, the churclh, the law and the drama. Among those present were Premier liullfour, most of the abi.net mine isters, Lord I(<rolwlts, dluke of Fife, duke of Norfolk, LoArd Stratheona, Signor Mar coni, Sir 'j huaa .iipton and Sir lHenry Irvinlg. Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain received a renmarkable welcome from the expectant crowds who, in their enthusiasm here and there, broke through the police lines and surrounded the carriage. The lord mayor, lady mayoress and the corporation of. ficers mel M.r. and Mrs. Chamberlain in tae library, where a procession was formed, headed by trunmpeters, and proceeded to guild hall, inl which the eulogizing of the secretary's service in South Africa was presented. Creat enthusiasm greeted Mr. Chamber lain on his rising to reply. His speech was largely a repetition of his recent speech at Southampton. lie said he was convinced that everything was en train for united South Africa, under the Brit ish flag. "In the words of my friend, General Delarey," said Mr. Chamberlain, "the Boer leaders will lie as loyal to their new government as they were to the old." The secretary added that he found no trace in South Africa of vindictiveness. lie expressed his admiration of the dig nified way in which the Burghers o. cepted the appeal to arms, and added: "The only fruit which we desire from the war is the friendship of those who were so recently fighting us." The con ciliatory sentiment in this speech per vaded the entire speech. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Chamber. lain were entertained by the lord mayor at luncheon in the Mansion house. Injunction Against Strikers. BY AssoCIATLD PRESS, Chicago, March so.-An injunction has been granted by Judge Holden against the officers and members of Sheet Metal Work ers' union No. y3, their agents and pickets stationed about the plant of the Sykes Steel Roofing company.