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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII. No. 310. BUTTE, MONTANA, MONDAY MARCH 23, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS HEAD SEVERED FROM BODY Ghastly Find on Railway Tracks on the Mon tana Central. IN DRUNKEN STUPOR Unhappy Victim to Strong Drink Fell on Tracks Intoxicated. FROZEN TO THE RAILS Blood of Mangled John Dorthy Sticks to the Railway Rails.. SPECIAL TO TIHE INTER MOINTAIlt. Great Falls, Marc.. 23.-Montana Cen tral trainmen made a ghastly discovery on the line between Great Falls and the Silver smelter this morning about 8 o'clock. Ly ing upon the track with the head practi cally severed from the trunk was the dead body of a man. The track was covered with blood, which had become frozen upon the steel. The coroner was notified and the body was brought to town. An inquest will be held this evening. investigation showed that the dead man was John Dorthy, a laborer who had been employed upon the railroad. He drew his time a few days ago and, coining to town, proceeded to get intoxicated. Late last might he started to walk from town to the graders' camp near the Silver smelter. It is presumed that he fell upon the track in a drunken stupor, and that the Southbound passenger train struck him and cut otf his head. He was about 35 years old and had lived in this section three or .our years. So far as known he had no relatives in this state. Mike Morley Better. SBPECIAL TO THE INT.ER uOltNTAIN. Anaconda, March j23.-Mike Morley, who was seriously injured Saturday, is getting along nicely at St. Ann's hospital. It is expected that he will recover fromt his injuries, notwithstanding their serious ness. DEMOCRATS NOMINATE MUELLER FOR MAYOR BY ACCLAMATION LITTLE OPPOSITION IS DEVELOPED AT CONYENTION Kremer Makes Nominating Speech-Is Seconded by W. H. Bickford. Flash-Auditorium, 3:30 p. m.-Henry Mueller, the nominee of the citizens' party Saturday evening, was today indorsed and nominated for mayor of the city of Butte by the democratic city conyentiop. The tomination was made by acclamation. This was the day on which the real stalwart Bourbon democracy, which is said to have been here since the world began, or at least since the conclusion of the flood, held its city convention for the nomination of a candidate for mayor and candidates for other offices. The convention met at the Auditorium, and one glance at the prominent and repre sentative citizens assembled revealed that the best and strongest elements of the democratic party were present-men who could be depended upon to put forward for office the best material in the way of can didates that the party contained. Discussions on the floor of the Audi torium before the meeting was called to order indicated that the indorsement of the candidacy of Henry Mueller for mayor, the citizen of known integrity and ability nominated by the oltizens' meeting last evenarg, was strongly favored by the large mnaio-'*y of the delegates. There being contests in one or two of the wards of the city by contesting dele gations led to statements that there would be opposition to Mr. Mueller's indorse ment and nomination, but nothing very definite could be obtained beforehand rgla. tive to whether the opposition would crys tallize or not. It was also confidently stated by many that nothing of the kind would come to tim front, and that Mr. Mueller would be nom inated for mayor by the convention beyond a doubt and without a struggle. 'Many men could be found who held firmly to this view who were in position to know where of they spoke. Before the assembling of the convention after recess took place it was known in the hall that the opposition delegations from the Third and Sixth wards had been re jected by the creoentials committee and all of the regular delegations seated. This was taken to mean that Mr. Mutller would be nominated without a murmur or a dissenting voice and that the best factors of the democratic party would prevail in naming the ticket for the elec-. tion. There was an immense crowd of spec ROOSEVELT WILL NOT HUNT IN LIMITS OF THE NATION1L PARK SPUCIAL TO THl fXNTZR MOUNTAIN. Fort Yellowstone, National Park, March -3.--Oer the length and breadth of the National park there swept a terrific snow storm yesterday and last night. It deep ened the snow that already lay on the ground, filled up the gulches and made travel, even for the ski-runners of the army, who travel from snow station to snow station on patrol daily, well nigh impossible. Altogether the prospect of passable trails and pleasant traveling when the president comes to visit the park two weeks hence is not at all good. But here the general impression is that the harder the traveling; the wilder the weather, the better pleased will be the president, who comes to the park to get away from the curious,-the office-scckers and all that host of people who make the lot of the nation's chief executive anything but happy. He can stand hard travel and wild weather; those who would like to fol low him cannot. Major Pitcher, superintendent of the park and commandant of this post, has not received full reports of yesterday's storm, but it is known the storm was general over the entire park. The snow is heavy and damp, making patrol work especially ardu ous. There is a good deal of fun here over the stories that are being printed in the Eastern newspapers that the president is coming to the National park to hunt big game. Of course this is a mistake--the National park is the nation's great game preserve, and' President Roosevelt is too good a sportsman, even' if he were permit ted'to violate the regulations, to attempt to shoot the protected game within the boun daries of the park reservation. It might be pointed out that not even the president has any privilege to go contrary to the law in regard to game. He is no more than an ordinary citizen when it comes to the laws of the land. Moreover, he is not the kind of a man to shoot the wild animals of the park, who have come to regard man as their friend and who have no fear of humanity. Major Pitcher laughed when the Inter Mountain correspondent called his atten tion to these a'.stern stories today. "No," said lie, "you can set it down as a fact that the president will do no shoot ing in the park. He will not come here fuor that purpose." It is understood the information re ceived by Major Pitcher from Washington is that one of the chief purposes of the president's visit to the park is to examine the precautions that are being taken for the protection of game and to see what steps are necessary to make tne protection still more effective. The tameness of park game is well illus. trated by the accompanying picture taken on the parade groun. of this post for the Inter Mountain. Any day (luring the past winter these elk and deer could be seen browsing through the snow for the grass that lies underneath. They form an at tractive feature of the post landscape. tators at the convention, especially after the adjournment, and among these County Attorney Blreen, one of the 40 populists and H. I. Wilson, an anti-trustite, had front seats looking among the faithful like lost souls returned for a glimpse of Eden. There was hardly an unoccupied seat in the gallery when the convention opened, and that in spite of the fact that there had been no band of music. When the convention assembled after recess the reports of the committees were read, the order of business committee coming first. That report advocated the nomination of candidates for all the ofi BHENRY MUEBLLEBR, * Candidate on the Citllens' Ticket for Mayor of Butte, Whoas Candidacy Was I. dorsed this Afternoon by the Democratic City Convention. ces, except that of treasurer, which was left vacant. It was adopted. The report of the credentials committee was then read and adopted. It seated the regular delegations to the convention. The report of the resolutions committee fol lowed and was also adopted without oppo. sition. The climax of the convention was Prospects Are Poor for Traveling Ab E it the Post, but the- President Will Rough It Like A . Citizen and Pot What Game His Luck Shall .ring Him. 1, ', PORT V.LLOWSTONI ZN WINTER, Where the Peside,.t Will MeAt His Hiadeuwter#. Thea Deer are Seve ses every day en Parsde Gro.uNd. SHOUVING HE QUEER Spurious Silver Dollars Are in Circulation Over in Beaverhead. SPECIAL TO THS INTIWI OUNTAIW. Dillon, March s3.-"Shovers of the queer" have evidently been plying their calling in this vicinity in the past few days. A number of spurious silver dollats are in circulation. They are very cru. afTairs and are only taken along, With other silver dollars. The federal authorl ties have been notified. reached here by the nomination of Henry Mueller for mayor, which was done by acclamation, Bruce Kremer placing Mr. Mueller in nomination and W. H. Bidt. ford seconding the nomination. The convention met at as:!s p. with the hall full of delegates and rea to proceed with business It was opened by James Maher, chairman of the central committee, who took the platform with secretary of the committee, W. J. Naug'. ten. Mr. Maher said: "Well, gentlemen of the convention, I believe it is in order t. proceed with the business of the conver., tion. The sccretary will read the call." The convention came to order and Mr, Naughten read the call, which statdd thit the object of the convention was to nomal nate candidates for mayor, treasurer and police magistrate for the city and-one 4 derman for each ward. The number (Continued on Page Five.) Major Joh Pr'cher, Sixth U. S. Cavolry, Superintendent ol the Natliuoal l'ark, Who Will Have Charge of the P.·*sdent's Tour Throlugh Wonderland. MARK TWAIN IS ILL AT RIVERDALE HOME Famous American Author Is a Sufferer From Bronchitis. BY ASSOCIAT3D PRESL. New York, March a1.-Mark Twain is ill At his Riverdale home with bron chial trouble. The physician on leaving last night said his patient would be able to resume his work soon. REPUBLICANS WILL MEET IN CAUCUS PRIMARIES TOMORROW AND THE CONVENTION WEDNESDAY PLACES OF MEETING,. At 8 o'clock this evening the republican caucuses will be held in the various wards of the city. At these caucuses tickets will be nominated to be voted on tomorrow evening for delegates to the republican city convention, which will be held Wednesday. The caucuses this evening and the pri maries tomorrow will be held at the fol lowing places: First Ward-No. ass East Granite street. Second Ward-Courthouse. Third Ward-United States courthouse. Fourth Ward-To be named later. Fifth Ward--John Bode's place. Sixth Ward-To be named. Seventh Ward-St. James' hotel. Eighth Ward-No. 40o South Male street. MARK TWAIN. TAKES A NOVEL WAY Billings Jail Inmate Has His Own Ideas About Suicide. SPECIAL TO TILE INTER MOUNTIN. Billings, March a3.-Peter Kirk, an (* - mete of the city jail, while in a dementcd condition, tried to commit suicide In a novel manner today. He tore an el-tric light %yire from its fastening on the CLil ing and, wrapping the end about his neck, jumped from the top of the cell to the floor. The wire broke and he escaped with a few cuts. N, P. FLYER IS DERAILED Pacific Express Leaves the Tracks at Weeksville in a Bad Mixup. CAR BADLY WRECKED Express and Baggage Cars and Several Coaches Suffer in Smashup. WILL DELAY TRAFFIC Ten Hours Before Track Can Be Cleaned Up- One Man Injured. SP.CIAL TI) TIl INTI:I Mol 'N1i1 %. Plains, March aj.--I)elayed No. J.1 the 'Westbound passenger train of the North. ern Pacific, known as the Pacilic Express, was wrecked near WVeeksville, eight muiles west of here, abhot 7:3 o'clock thi~ morn. ing by a broken rail. Two cars le Irlt he track and others were partially di.railed. So far as can I. learned no one e-as in. jured. A special train bearing the. lo.ll. pany physician and hIospital stall hleft \lis soula soon after the news was rct ived there this mtorning. The train, No. 3, was derailed at I'teks5. ville, badly wrecking the mail, expr i" aid baggage cars and several coachie,. No damage was done to the dliing or sleepling cars. Only onet n sliglhtly injured. The wreck will delay trains albot so hours. ANACONDA OEMMIES OPEN THEIR CITY CONVYETION J. V. Collins Is Temporary Chairman-Commit tees Appointed HtI'EiIAI. TO TilE: t:: llI I ltlNTAtrllA . Anacondal, Mareth a.1--'h.e ah moratic city convllenlltio i i in sessiona this alter, noont at the city hall. 'Ilhe coalvenatilln, was called to order by W. II. Wealh, hl.,r nllan, uall the call w.as readt by I. WV. I'eckover, secretary of the cntlllra;l ca.nanI a t tee. The ,nvlention is attllnded by a lara:e nmbelllllr of representative acitisatus ;and it gives promtise of lai. ai n ilS, ri , slng iaeeting. Whether tlhe fa,.i, idea a, pro. posed by the d.lemocrats will Ie ac rriaed out seimc s ;at Ipresent ulndec ideld. M.nya of the lieladling mn, however, are i hlavr iof the amovementait applarently. 'The convention etcaltaet I a ht taprary organiz'ation with J. V. tiollins as lhair man and l.. J. Nadeaa as ..re tary. The chair appointel d am aniaitte. a fol lows: ('redentials--- John M. Nalalun, A. M. Walker, wen ll, . I'nNei, . I'. )Dolan, Joe Slatia.h. aermanent Organiaation ath Ia l l rder af hunsines- l tla, urke, Jose II tghsyc, Wil. liant Kelleher, D). Shovelinlh Joe I appin. I'latforn --J. . Itoartmant, Joa M.)on nell, Pat Cuddihy, T. ('l.ary, F. iMaag nus. The convention then took a racesa of 30 minutes to give the cammittea a time to report. LADRONES MURDER AMERICANS IN MINDANAO Capture Suriago From the Constabulary--Troops Are on the Move. BY AI Fo(IAI"D VEtIa :II. Manila, March a3.--The town of Surt. ago, in the northeastern part of the I.land of Mindanao, was captured yesterday by Ladrones, who killed Constabulary In spector ('lark and several others. A detachment of Ji men, belonging to the Tenth infantry, under command of Lieutenatts Patterson and lrown, is hur rying from Ilogan, on tie northwest coust of Mindanao, to Suriago, on the transport Reilly, with orders to recapture that place. THEY MAY MEET IN BUTTE McCormick Wants World's Fair Corn missiloners to Get Together. sPECIAI. TO TIHE INTER MOUNTAIN. (Billings, March a3.-Paul McCormick, one of the honorary world's fair commis sioners, today directed a letter to the other commissioners appointed by Gover nor Toole suggesting that a meeting be held within ten days for the purpose of electing a chairman and secretary and mapping out the commission's work, He suggests that the meeting be held at Butte or some other central point.