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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII. No. 330. BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS : --·1-~ 1 1 ""I "i i-- iM_-~'-1 - - --. CC ~~fOX II, lo I90 ·. lUTE ...ANA .....DA =.......,.=.RCEFIV C TROOPS FIRE ON MOB Obliged to Charge the Rome Strikers and Let Loose. FOREIGNERS LEAVIHG Aspect of Affairs is Very Serious in the Italian Capital Today. PILGRIMS SCATTERED Mixed With Mob and Are Obliged to Run When Firing Is Begun. SY ASSOCIATXD P.15S. Rome, April 8.-The aspect of Rome was completely changed early today. The gay crowded city of yesterday seemed dead. No cabs passed through the streets, and even the street cars, which ran at long intervals, were escorted by police and were almost empty, as the people feared to ride in them on account of threats of the strikers. The shops were open, but the shut ters were up, as the proprietors Intend ed to be ready for any eventuality. They were apprehensive of rioting and feared, as on another occasion, that their win dows would be smashed. The whole city was occupied by troops. Detachments of cavalry were posted on the squares, and special details of sol diers and police were stationed around the vatican, so as to prevent any at tempt against the papal palace. FOREIGNERS HASTEN TO LEAVE THE CITY Foreigners continue to leave Rome, but many of them cannot get away, as they are far from the railroad station and no cabs are obtainable, and the hotel omnibuses can carry only a limit ed number of passengers. If the strike continues and all the foreigners leave the city, it is said that the boardinghouse keepers alone will lose on an average of $s6,ooo daily. Unimportant encounters between the strikers and troops took place during the morning, the former wishing to hold meetings which were forbidden, or reach the center of the city, but the strikers were easily dispersed by cavalry charges. During the morning an attempt was made by strikers to overthrow a street car, but it failed. Five hundred French pilgrims arrived here today and had some startling ex periences. They got off at a station on the outskirts of Rome so as to avoid going through the city, but there were no cabs and all kinds of wagons and carts were hired to take their baggage. The men and women of the party ar rived at the Garibaldi bridge just as a detachment of covolary charged the mob and a scene of indescribable confusion ensued. With scream sand shouts the pilgrims, in their efforts to escape, were scattered in all directions. About the middle of the day the strik ers succeeded in gathering in threaten ing numbers on the Corso Vittorio Eman ucle, although in the center of the city, and detachments of troops charged, fired three volleys and dispersed them. About a dozen men were reported to have been wounded. TROOPS ARE STILL IN CHARGE OF THE CAPITAL The officers reported that order had been completely re-established since noon, but Rome was still occupied by the mili tary forces and the general strike con tinued. Many strikers were arrested dur ing the day. The government has determined to have a sufficient force of troops on hand to maintain order under any circum stances, and has issued instructions to send ten more battalions of troops to Rome. They will arrive here today. COUNTING THE TIES BAD MEN KICKED OUT OF DILLON ARE ON THEIR WAY TO THE - GREATEST CAMP. Dillon, April 8.-A band of young men claiming to hail from South Carolina ap peared in the city last night and attempted to terrorize several persons with a ma-cal ibre pistol and a bread knife. When taken in custody the young men protested, declaring they were "bad" men and dangerous. They asked to be re leased in order that they might again demonstrate their liking for warm blood. After the judge had looked over the bunch this morning he said he did not like to fine such harmless youngsters, so or.. dered the police to take the prisoners to the railroad track and show them the dirce tion out of town. This was done and the "bad" men are now counting the tics on their way to Butte. Tornado in Kentucky. Owingsville, Ky., April 8.-A tornado swept over this section early today, doing great damage to the tobacco plantations and buildings. On ,Mrs. Porter's Death. Paris, April 8.-The American chamber of commerce at a special meeting today adapted a meeting of condolence with the American ambassador on the death of Mrs. Porter. NEW SMELTER TO BE ERECTED IN BUTTE WILL COST MILLIONS Pittsburg and Montana Copper Company Is to Put Up Big Plant--Local Firm Secures Contract. Butte is to have a new smelter to cost several million dollars, to be built by a local firm. Work will begin almost im mediately on the flats below the Colum bis Gardens. The Pittsburg & Montana Copper com pany will own the plant, which will be' one of the largest in the camp. Shackleton & Whiteway of this city se cured the contract in opposition to some of the best-known firms in the East. .Machinery is now on the ground for preliminary work. From now on this smelter will call for workmen. Through the construction it is PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ADDRESSES GATHERING AT LIVINGSTON AND BEGINS TRIP INTO PARK SPECIAL TO THE INTER MOINTAIN. Livingston, April 8.-President Theo dore Roosevelt, president of the United States, has been in Livingston and has gone again. The welcome he received here was one of the miost hearty extended to him at any of the cities along the line of travel. Hundreds of persons came from miles around to greet the executive of the nation and join with the residents of this city in welcoming him to Montana. Long before 9 o'clock, the hour set for the arrival of the train, the grounds "'4 r The Northern Pacie Dcpov at LFftoTn, Yhere the Preident Spoke this Morning around the depot were crowded with peo pile, all of them cheering. Handsome were the decorations of the depot and the buildings in the neighbor hood and the grounds had been put in the best possible shape. When the train neared the depot a cheer aros: that was deafening, and it lasted for a full two minutes after the train had stopped. Former Senator Thomas H. Carter ad vanced from the crowd as the president appeared on the platform of his car, and warmly greeted the ruler of the nation, who responded in hearty fashion. WILL OWN A PLANT MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP MAYOR ELECT OF MISSOU-.A TALKS UPON HIS POLICY. SBPCIAL TO TIlE. INTER MOUNTAIN. Missoula, April 8.-Mayor-elect M. R. C. Smith will take his seat the first Mon day In May, according to an announce ment made by himself this morning. "While there will be no revolution in the manner of conducting the city," says the mayor-elect, "I am free to say there will be a number of changes in the police force, although I am not yet ready to an nounce my appointments. "I shall, of course, endeavor to meet the wishes of the Municipal league, whose votes have placed me in office, and I am now at work on a plan whereby the city of Missoula will get its own water plant. "It is possible we may not be able to purchase the plant of the present water company, but I think I am safe in pre dicting that Massoula will have a plant of its own in the near future, if all goes well, and I see no reason why it should not." GREAT IMPROVEMENTS EXPECTED FROM TRIP Thought Great Northern Officials Are Looking Over Great Falls Section With a Purpose in Mind. SPECIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Great Falls, April 8.-It is believed the visit here of General Manager Ward and other officials of the Great North ern road presages great improvements for this section of Montana, in a rail road way. The party was here this morning and after a short trip around the city left for the east. Mr. Ward said he was unable to state at this time what would be done in the way of improvements, but that the peo ple of this section might expect some thing. From another source it has been learned, however, that a net steel bridge will be put in for the use of the Mon tana Central near Sand Coulee, in order to avoid Flood hill, near here. Then the railroad yards in this city will be greatly enlarged, and it is possi ble a new depot will be put in, stated operations will be pushed with all speed. It will operate on a large scale a4 i. hacked by Easternt capitalists, amono others Mr. Bagley, a widely known Pitts burg millionaire. Little was said of the plant until bhc plans were consummated and everlytin was ready for actual building operatkions A short time ago the details were per fected and everything was done for let ting the contract. This was done at Pkts burg. Several Chicago firms and repre sentatives of firms from cities farther E:ast were on the ground at the time.. A BeTore the president left the platform of the train, he was introduced to the mem bers of the supreme court and to Juidge Henry of this city, as well as to others of lesser note. "Hurrah for the presielnt I" shouted a small boy in the crowd, while the intro ductions were being made, and instalttly the crowd responded with a cheer tsat caused the president to pause and lift Is hat to the people. It was the original intention to have the president speak from the platform of an empty Northern Pacific coach that had been pulled into the yard, but at the iast minute this was found to be impracticible and a change was made. As soon as the cheering bhr the crowd gathered around the depot, where got fewer than 5,ooo persons stood, had 5tlb sided, the president was escorted into the depot proper, where a platform had been erected. Here flanked by the mayor and other prominent men, the president spoke, and here were made the addresses delivered by the other men of note who took part.in the exercises. SIXIYEAR-OLD GERALD COHEN IS TRAMPLED UNDER HORSE'S HOOFS Will Die as Result of Accident in Front of Parent's Home-Driver of Wagon Unable to Hold Horse. Trampled beneath the hoofs of a run away horse Gerald Cohen, a 6-year-9ld boy, lies at the point of death. As the child came through the gate in front of his home at No. aoo South Jackson street the plunging brute veered, turned sud denly from the street to the sidewalk. Be fore the little victim could move fOm the spot he was struck down. A btw from one of the flying hoofs fractured his skull. To one of the flying scraps of paper which have been blowing about the streets ever since the beginning of the campaign, the accident may be attributed. James Gavin was driving the horse, which was attached to an open delivery wagon of SANGER TELLS EAGLES THAT IF THEY SEE ANYTHING, IT'S THEIRS The eagle is spreading his wings in Butte today and if there is anything in Butte that gets away from him it will be because it is nailed down. As Deputy Worthy President Sanger advised the dale gates this morning, "If you see anytling you want, just take it, even if It's a-hot stove." For the first time the grand ipdg,' is holding its convention in Montana,,and Butte was selected as the convention city because the Butte aerie is the mother aerie of the state. The delegates met in preliminary con vention at the Auditorium this morl-g. Worthy President J. M. Henkle, acting as chairman of the meeting. In his opening address he said: "Brothers and Friends: It gives me great pleasure to call to order the first state convention in Montana of the Fra ternal Order of Eagles. We are some what disappointed in the absence of me of the brothers who were expetedt he present but who have been unable at tend, and some will not arrive until to. night. However, I think you will aM have a good time and transact plenty of bust ness. About all that t can say is, have a representative of Shackleton & Whiteway went from lutte. The bid which he ten dered was adopted. Work preliminary to the actual con struction of the plant, which this Arm will perform, will cost $95,ooo. This will con slst of the erection of bunk houses for the men, a power plant, engineer's quar ters and excavation. Just as soon as this is completed the next step in building will he taken. The local contractors are now putting up the new federal building, which work they got in competition with well known firms from all parts of the West. The news that a plant of such magni The addresses were all of a happy ena tlre and were greeted with hearty ap ~planuse. The president complimented the people of Montana on the showing they are making, and said he hoped to become better acquainted with them before he re turned to Washington. The address of welcome to the president was made by Chief Justice lirantley of the supreme court, who was introduced by Mayor Garnicr. After the addresses had been concluded and before the president had returned to his train a delegation of business men from Butte made a brief talk to the presi dent, aking him, if possible, to prolong his stay in Butte when be reaches that city. The president replied that he would like to do so and would endeavor to ar range matters to that end, but would make no actual promise at this time. At the depot were nearly 7no schoaol children, who were loud in their cheering for the president. The executive paid par ticular attention to the children anul patte scveral of them on the head as he passed by. Just as the train carrying the Ircidlen the Lewis Dry Goods company, lie was going down Jackson street. As he neared the corner of Silver street where the Cohen residence is situated, a large piece of white paper blew almost into the horse's face. The animal leaped forward; then, with remarkable quickness, plunged to one side. Before Gavin had time to more than gather the reins tightly in his hands the horse was on the sidewalk. Just as the wagon reached the edge of the curb (;avin was horrified to see the little boy outside the gate. He was then almost be neath the upraised hoofs. Gavin gave a final desperate wrench at the taut reins. It was all the strength he Convention of Montana Order is Opened in Auditor ium-Some Delegates Have Been Delayed. good time, enjoy yourselves while in the city. The committees appointed for that purpose will attend to anything that you may need. I take plelsure in introducing the first annual convention of the Mon tana Eagles. The greatest disappoint ment we have had is in the absence of the Grand Worthy President Del Cary Smith. Perhaps it would be proper to say that he is absent, not from inclination, but owing to sickness. This telegram was received this morning by Peter Sanger, dated yes terday. It says: 'Family not well, doctor advised against Butte trip; very sorry. Del Cary Smith.' We are disappointed also in the absence of the delegate from Billings who was to have delivered the re sponse to the welcoming address. He is a county official and found it quite impos sible to attend owing to the pressure of of ficial duties. Therefore another brother hba been selected to take his place ad de tude is to be built in lutte at this time has aroused no little enthusianm on the part of connervative men of hineurss. The most frcquent comnment, to the effect that this shows an abiding faith in Ilutte onl the part of Eastern capitalists, has been given free exprension, an has a very 1uni versal feeling of gratitication that a local tirlm should have gotten the contract for the preliminlary work. Builtding will be pushed as fant as pon snile and will employ in itnrlf a large number of ment, to be followed as soon as the plant in int operation hy the perma. nenlt employmlent of another large force. This has causedt tile alnouncemlenttllt of a new smelter to be received with a large degree of ,pleasure. The Pittsburg & Mo1n tana ('opper company has the hacking of well-knowtl caplitalists of the I'ast and, is klown everywllere as a shrewdly directed corporation which goes aihead ott a per manenltt basin. tial party pulledr out of the depot on its way to (;artnier the children formed in lile cl,.u' to the track anll sang "Americ,." which was listened to by the presidelnt with uncovered head. The presidential party is Imade up as ful lows : P'resident Theldore Roosevelt, Secretary William Lobd, Jr.. Assistant Secretary Itarnea, Surgeon (;eneral I'. M. kHiey, U. S. N.; II. A. Coleman, Associated Press; R. H. Coleman, Scripps Mcfea league ; Lindsay D)elnison, New York Sun; It. L. Dunn, Collier's Weekly;: (eorge II. lucky, Leslie's Weekly; N. Lazarnick, Ilarper's Weekly ; II. A. Strothmeyer, photographer; B. W. Williams, Western Unlion operator; J.. P. (;ooch, Postal TrIegraph awil Cable operator; Nelon 1'. Wl.ster, M. C. L.atto and J. II. Mc(;rew, stenalgr;apherr : John Ilurroughs, the poet natur;alist, alnd (George Sutton, postmaster with tlhe president's train. lThe train is in charge of John F. Me. Coy, tourist agent of the I'lennylvanlia road, who will remain with it contin l ,uously. It was nearly o :,o when the train, pre (( .nt... e ..... Pag T.. , n.. )4, hadl, but it did not swerve the brute.'s course an ilnch. T'he next momIII'ent tihe child had disaplpearedl and horse and wagon crashhed into the picket ftnce. liystanders rushed to the place. They picked the baby up and hirc him into the house. Illis mother had heard nothling of the accident. I1er first news of trouble came when she saw the boy in the armts of a maian, the bloodl running down his face from the wounl on his skull and fromt a deep gash over the eye. Dr. Schwartz was summoined anild ar rived a short time after the accildent. I)r. (). II. Wickford, the family physician, as sisted him in anI examination of the iii juries. Tlhise are so serious that Ioth physicians are doulbtful as to whether the child will recover. The horse, after striking the fence, ran a slight distance down the street with the wrecked wagon Iwfore he was sttopped. ( avin han niot been placed ulndler arrest. liver an improliptu address in answer to the welcomte. It is not my intention to make a speech, nor is it expected of the chairman, but I will say that the Fraternal Order of Eaagles is an order that has out grown itself. 'The founders builded better than they knew. The little coterie that met on a lumber pile in Seattle to organize a local lodge had no idea that it would grow to sweep like an avalanche all over this country and even invade the Philip pines In the short space of five years. "The order hu taken the front rank among the orders of the world and it will not be long before it will stand at the very head of them all. Its emblems, the eagle and flag; its principles of liberty, equality and justice place the order on a foundation that is bound to redound to its credit. The small audience here this (Continued on Page Four.) A TORNADO IN ALABAMA 1'f Thirteen Killed and Many Injured By Terrible Wind Storm. FARMS ARE RUINED District Said to be Badly Damaged-All Wires Are Down. NEWS VERY MEAGRE Communication With the Stricken District Is Impossible. lY AtI"it IAI i l I'NI 4.. lrirminghham, Ala., April . .ie.ger in formation has rctached here regarding l tornado which .pased a mile iirthl of ||anceville. Ala., oni tihe lite of Illunt and Pullmlan ctulltties, alllout j o'clck this mUorning, wing itoi the crippled coiin.litlintl of the wires fuill iniformtliolt h l.as n t yet arrived, bit perrllti who haive la trved here on the I.uisailhe & Nashvillh .iIIuaii itodultion train trout Ile;til .l, whichI 0assed the i tseneli l t ii isascl , I thtl IsI dead h|dliu. tile , ipus e itli.t. hasv' I.,en found and that upward of a s ,ore ,f per sons wcre injue illt iand manly Iir siitl uses destroyed. henry Mchil , ., Iprominentii f.ru. i, atIl his entire faiiily llof svn ll olin .lln. e ilported nIII n lllllt ih v. Ow h,,1.i, i. 1 Iirle rr inaie.l41 JtiisI Ililln ntsiu hl s a n.. lhe chtCtoy famitily nas kllh .1 by the w.at kitig of their home. No liuti loner h..%." yet b etil 80 'tle aI. MESSENGER GIRLS IN THE PLACE OF STIKERS Western Union Keeps Its Word and Puts the Petti coats to Work. "SCAB!" CRY THE BOYS AFTER A FAIR MAIDEN Chase Her Into the Western Uriion Office, Where She Is Glad to Throw Up Her Job No Violence, Although Open Threats Are Made-Police Will See That the Girlo Are Not Sent to improper Places With Telegrams. 'The Wastirn Unio, Teri h illgralI omanily carried out its thr.at this moniin and; put girls on in pla;e of Ithe, striking boys. At an rearly houiir the dh,.aels ould It l seen windling their way tip and down the crowided thoroulghlarers .earing in tiheir dainty palmll lhe teilegrn.s thIatilave al. ways hicn deliverred by youths of the sternllr ix ill tihe past. (;reat excitement prevailed ainiiing the strikers and for a time a riot was threatened, but no violence was done. iiOne girl camie fleeilng down BIroadway pIurs~uut by a uhand of strikcrs who followed in her wake crying "scab I" at the top of their infantile voices. She sought saftly in the office of the company and didl not Imiuster suflllliient courage to emerge for ,ome little time thereafter. A number of encoluntrs were harely escaped, but up till 4 o'clock no one had been in. juiired. CHIEF OF POLICE IS WATCHING THE GIRLS (:hief of Police ti(ynolds stated that he would watl h the proplobition anld would make al arrest the first timne he caught one of the girl Imessengers going to a place that she should not be allowed to go. I.ast night the chief warned thile manage. Iletllt of the company that lie did not ap prove of putting the girls to work and wouil do all in his power to py a stop to it. G(reat indignation was xprlessed amo:ng the women who heard of the action of the colipany and the general trend of public sactiment seems to be against the conltinued employment of young girls in t e capacity of messengers. Interesting developmnlents are expected. STERN HAND OF THE LAW SI' .EIAI. TO T INTER MOUNTAIN. Great Falls, April s.-The stern hand of the law has at last been raised in behalf of the several children of F. M. Johnson of this city, who is alleged to have been negligenllt in his care of them. The truant officer this morning placed Johnson tinder arrest on a charge of having failed to send the children to school, and a test case will be made, as this is the first prosecution under the truant law. At one time Mr. Johnson held an ea cellent position here, but for the last two years has done but little work. After a Loan. BY ASSOCIATED PaES. Lima, Peru, April 8.-The municipality of Lima is negotiating with an Ametloan syndicate for a loan under favorable con ditions.