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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII. No. 333. BUTTE, MONTANA, SATURDAY APRIL 11, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS EIGHTYEARS AT LODGE Williams' Plea for a Light Sentence Fails to Soften Judge. WAS ORIVEN TO IT Confessed Burglar Says He Was Hungry and Had to Get Food. IN TROUBLE BEFORE But the Other Time, So He Says, He Could Have Proved Alibi. Jr.seph C. Williams, alias John Nelson, who rolbedl Davis & Weimescary's hard ware store, April .1., of a large amount of goods, then confessed to the authorities and pleaded guilty in the district court to burglary, was sentenced by Judge Me Clernan today to eight years in the peni tentiary. \\illiamn gave as an excuse for his crime the explanation that he was hungry and out of a job. Ile pleaded with the court to give him a mild sentence that he might try and lead a better life upon being released. The court was not disposed to place much stock in his claim that he was hungry when he took goods of a value sufficient to pay several years' board. Williams pleaded guilty on Thursday and asked to be sentenced at once with out, as he expressed it, taking up the time of the court. Judge McClernan, however, postponed passing sentence un til today. Williams looked appealingly to ward the judge as he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed, and tried to explain why he had committed one of the boldest robberies recorded in Butte in months, right in the heart of the city. DRIVEN TO CRIME BY FORCE OF CIRCUMSTANCES "I would just like to explain," said Will iams. "I am sorry I committed the crime, but force of circumstances drove me to it." "What do you mean by 'circumstances,' " asked the court. "I was hungry, I had no work and no money. After I got the goods I did not know what to do and just kept wander ing around. After I confessed I felt bet tcr. I have got good qualities if given a show. "I would like to have the court be lenient so I c. n rederm myself." "How is it, if you were hungry, you took such expensive things?" asked Judgt McClcrnan. "You took $5,000 worth and must have intended to stop at the Wal dorf. "No, the goods were not worth $5,000. They were not worth over $2,o000o. I only intended to take enough to get some clothes and keep going till I got a job." "\\'here are you from and what have you beecc doing ?" queried the court. "I'm a farmhand and have worked around here for over a year." "Were you arrested once, charged with stealinu a bicycle?" asked the court. SAYS COUNTY ATTORNEY WAS AT 'OUTS WITH HIM "Yes, but I could have proved an alibi if my witnesses had not got away. The county attorney was sore at me and it was a case of petit larceny, not grand lar ceny. I am in bad health; I have kidney and pile trouble." "Well, it is unfortunate for you that the community has betn overrun with people in the same line with you," said the court. "The fact that you took so much is againstgodo." "Your honor, I wanted clothes, too. I did not want all for food," replied Wil liams. "I hope you will be lenient with me." "Your story does not have much weight with this court. The judgment of the court is that you be sentenced to eight years in the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge at hard labor and be required to pay the costs of this prosecution." "Thank you, judge," said Williams, as he was led away. The maximum sentence for the crime of burglary is IS years. With the usual al. lowance for good behavior Williams will leave the penitentiary in less than five years. MERE BOYS IN DUEL WITH PISTOLS AT 20 PACES One Drops at First Fire and the Other May Be Held for Murder. SY ASIOCIATED PR31S. Chicago, April z .--A dispatch to the Chronicle from New York says With pistols for weapons and the distance twenty paces, two boys in knickerbockers fought a duel last night at Fulton street and Broadway, Brookyln. Michael Teas cano dropped at the crack of his adver sary's pistol. The surgeons at Bushwiek Central hospital sad that t&b wound rould be fatal, CHALLENGER PROVES FAST, BUT IS A DISAPPOINTMENT ON WHOLE Shamrock III and Shamrock I in Trial Race From Wey mouth--Yachts Encounter Hlavy Seas, But Are Handled in Seamenlike Style. BY ABSOCIAT'PU I'R5EWr. Weymouth, England. April s.--The course for the first real contest hutwern the two Shamrocks under strict racing conditions was altered today to one of 34 miles, insttad of 42 miles, as announced yesterday. The starting line was ofl Portland, tl.ence easterly to a mark off l.uiworth cove, and back across the mouth of Weysnouth bay to a mark off Portland and thence home, twice around. The handicap allowance of Shamrock I. was not officially declared prior to the Stern View o/ ther Shamrock 111. lust Aftr Launching. start, but it was understood to be to minutes. A fine, fresh west southwest breeze of sufficient strength to cause the yachts under club topsail to L.eel over and make fast sailing, was blowing as the two Shamirocks maneuvered for position. During this jockeying Shamrock III. proved both faster and handier and Cap tain Wringe had easily the better of the start. The preparatory signal was given at 9:5S and just before the starting gun HOW THE RUSSIAN TREATS A SUBJECT With, Incidentally, Something of the Courtesy Shown to This Republic. TWO SLAVES OF CZAR ON A MISSION FOR US After Being Fully Commissioned, With Letters From the Autocrat, to Repre sent an American Institution, Secret Police Instructions Are Sent, to Have Them Hampered at Every Turn. C(URR:SIO..i.N LF. OC 'l II1 Ati;.o0IIAT:I1 PRI s-s. St. Petersburg, .March 27.-- Osvolzh denlie, the Russian, radical organ pub lished in Germany, prints the fiollowing : In i8,) the official history museum of New York asked the Imperial Academy of Science to dame two residents to par ticipate in the Asi;tic portion of the Jesup North Pacific exploration. The academy named Vladimir Ihgoroz'u and Vladimir Ilich Yokelson. Before lecaving St. Petersburg both Bogoroz and Yokelson, also appointed, returned from the ministry open letters in the following form: 'No. m86o0, Open Letter: By the or der of his majesty, the Emperor Nicholas, at Alcxandrovitch, autmocrat of all the Russians, etc., etc.. etc.. all persons and authorities under the jurisdiction of the minister of the interior are comtanded to afford the bearer of this every lawful assistance in the execution of the task assigned to him. This letter is given to Vladimir Hlermovich Bogoaoz. No. 186o0 Is givemn to Vladimir ilich Yokelson." Sent a Secret Letter. "In the meantime," it continues, "Min ister of the Interior Sipiguine, soon after the delivery of the open letters, sent to those same Siberian authorities a confi dential letter, containing the following very interesting secret document: "April 28, ljoo. No. 355. A secret. "The Governor of Yokoutsk to the Comn manders of the Yokoutsk Territory. "The general governor of Irkoutsk, in accordance with a confidential letter of the minister of the interior of February 19, with an addendum of March 7o, has asked me to institute a strict surveillance over the former political exiles, Vladimir Borgoros and Vladimir Yokelson, who are expected this summer in the Amour and Yokoutsk territory as members of the ex pedition of the New York Museum of Sci entific History for the formation of col lections and the study of natives living in the extreme northeast of Siberia and has informed me that, in view of the anti government activity of Borgoroz and Yo kelson, it will be wholly out of place to render them any assistance whatever in the pursuit of the labors intrusted to them, "In communicating this I intend hereby to give orders for the establishment of a strict supervision of the two persons named." The paper states that Messrs Boleros and Yokelson met with seeret and some times with open opposition. The paper relates that their request for aid elicited a secret letter from the governor of Yo koteua. ~as fired at to o'clock both yachts stayed by the outer mark boat. Th.e Shalrock 1. being to the weather of the challenger, drew out and was two or three lengths ahead as they bore away for the run. The starting times were: Sansnst-b III., zo.oo.o8; Shamrock I., to:oo:aj. The yachts quickly squared away, set spinnakers and the -new boat immediastel opened out, constantly incrcauing he, a... from her opponent as they ran tows de Lulworth cove. The wind remained fresh and steady and the racers made excellent sailing as thep ran across on the first leg of the cours, Shamrock I followed dead in the wake of the cup-challenger, but was quite ItJble to hold her, Shamrock Ill spinning out a bigger lead all the time. In ao minutes' running the challenger gained two min utes. The times off White Nose were: Shamrock 11I, 1o:3j:3o; Shamrock I. 1o:24:3S. Throughout the rest of the run the new BRITISH SOLDIERS SAID TO BE DUMi Viljoen Says Average Private Lacks Independence When in Action. SOME WERE UNABLE TO PREPARE THEIR MEALS Once, When Charging a Camp, They Found the British Shooting at 12,200 Yards Range, Even After They Wire Within a Short Distanco-Boers WII Likely Get Political Freedom NoW4 Camnh idge. Mass., April a r---Gei' I \'iljoun. setond in command of the r army, lectured on "Sime Phiases of *C South African War" here last night. rtceivcd a most enthusiastic welc 'lhis wa. his first lecture in this col . lic relatedl his experiences with a a I fo,rce in prolonging the light against e liritish and thwn criticised the Br.kI army, saying the chief fault was a hA of indcpendence of the soldier. lie H d without an lfic'er to command the rslh and file were absolutely helpless, and molt of the officers were but little better thau the privates, for scores of them who were rcaptured were found to be unable to do such a simple thing as cook their meals. Intelligent Soldiery. In rushing one camp and capturing it the. Boers found the soldiers were shoot ing at I ,,oo yards range throughout the time the Boers were creeping up. He said the Boers lived on whatever they cap tured from the British army and for nlbe months went without a provision traia. Ia conclusion General Viljoen said the British had decided to give them fair treatment and later political freedom. Hte said the reason the war lasted for two years after the Uoer cause became hope. less was because they were cut off from outside communication and were looking for a Lafayette or Dewey to help them in their contest. BONES OF A IAFt Perhaps Prehistoric Re mains Are Unearthed Near Dillon. Dillon, April a a.-While plowing in i field near here this afternoon George W. Finch found the bones of a giant. !Moth of the feet were gone, having apparently been cut off before the body was buriad. Around the neck of the skeleton was a bead necklace of superior workmanship, and around the waist was a Ibelt of similar kind. In life the man mnst have been in the neighborhood of seven feet. Smith Appointed. White Sulphur Springs, April i r .Dr. R. J. Smith has been appointed seesetary of the Meagher county board of health in place of Dr. J. M. Kumpe, who re signed recently hIw.t continullc to prove that she w.ia much faster thuan the older boat down the wind. Trhe thilings on turning the I.1l worth rove mark were: Shamrock 111, 1o:40:Q.1; Shnmrock 1, 1o:42:55. Dropping their pllilnakers the hIu.i0 luffed and came on the wind for the brat to windward a.ro.s the bay towards I'ort Air. Fife. .Sir 7Ihumus I.iI't09. TI'Ii Ou'nrrr, LUesigrie" g',,n ( alI-itur nq Mii .SIiuu k A i. land. A cnuple of long boards w.re sailed and the challenger tgoing l;haIl somely, before they had gone half way to the mark Shamrock III was a mile ahead and dead to windward. The breeze freshened a little and hith yachts traveled at a fine pace, the chal lenger apparently reveling in the strolnger wind. When they turned the mark off Port land Shamrock Ill had a lead of over six minutes on less than sj miles sailing. The time at the Portland mark were: Shamrock III, I1:4o:2o; Shamrock I, t :46:35. Thence a broad easy reach brought the HOW THE PRESIDENT IS TO SPEND SUNDAY Will Lounge About in a Suit of Old Clothes and Study Animal and Plant Life. P'resident Roosevelt Leavinl Iis Trai, at Gardiner and TIlking to Maju,r I'itcher, Photo by A. M, Alderson. SI'"E(lAL, 7t ( Till. INIEl IIOIt'N1AIN. Cinnabar, April l.-P'resident IRoose yelt will spend Easter Sunnay in a suit of old clothes "studying the animal and plant life of the park." This "studying the animal and plant life" is cosidlered to be a joke here, where it is enelrally believed that all the studying thel pres dent is doing is with a view to dletermin TWO OIVORCES GIVEN George W\. Van Horn was granted a divorce today from Hattie Van Ilornl ,y Judge Harney. The testimony of \ a, Horn was to the effect that his wife, who married hfin in Michigan in 1891, de sorted him at Seattle two years ago. The lady defaulted in the divorce suit. Judge Clancy issued a divorce decree to day to Mary I.. Hall, separating her from lEdward F. Hall. The lady testified that she and Hall were married at Virginia City, Mont., a few years ago, and that the latter deserted her over a year ago, there after failing to provide for her. She sup. ported herself as a school teacher after the desertion. Hall did not defend the --4 boantits h ttid on ths point of sailing Shannirock I held hrr opponct t wrell. I'he first romuttl wans Iinishedl ais fol low" : Sh irock III, t t :37:I1 Sham rock I li t:o.t :,. Shamrock I w&4 routId by .rt y yacht whcii half way thlrnoughthI h t` roil to tI~worth cove. Iiir 01* b oom an id the steamx yaict'ao .prit a~ ere both cart itcd away. sailing yacht eitcaetl oied ler intij I'e chatllengeri, NI in the reach wins .Iiitipoiutliug 4 It(- iiconil rio to the lCudworth . nark, thei oldoa lhat somiewhat of a ilv I i'.nte biy brin g ug oip at frcnht r birecac, amit Shanirock Ill Iwtas oty a le to iii ike a mii e aiott'nod at half betwwro the otairki. iiie timithti .al ti tid'rtI. .i.i.m 1 la aargk III I za :1u :.1?t Shamir,, k I, a.gaga 1:,al 1agad it reaaah laa to Sail, tht l halial Ia'iar laa %till tIa an a htalf aiaatr% haadiapall aulainaat lair. I'hi yaitata hadl i htardl waind .an iii e .caiac du.rinaag lir leart tat. Ithey ttalaid dow hau,aa aaaacly to Ihtacr woark, ish ltt eIe rails. aaialr. 'Elmer Roam Married. (Great F~alls, April i i. - IlAier Russa, foarmearly oaf this city, was marlan Ba in tlleaviar I)aaaa, WkV.. ri-a aitly toa NI as Berthta 'rihaelac of at hatg pla e.. I lacy will live int I lartaowtaawaa thi Matata. ittg the lair of c.rtaitt In Iwiu tait z l]'to s wiloe scalps he yearns to picss.h. Never theiless, the ollicial news that colune from the park is that thc studies mtentio,.ie I art occupyinllg Mr. Roosevelt. Johln lttrrottgh, went int frot Marl toth 1Hot Springs today, unthr the gttuidl CContintued on lnage Two. CHARGEOF BURGLARY Mary lurt.e. was tloday chargedl with cumatplaint, issued frotm the county at turney's office, with burglary in the first degree for the alleged rob!,in of Mary I'atrall's bread Ibox of the stui of $.:5u, which represented the latter's har! earned savinlgs as a washlerwoltmanl flot many a long and weary day. The cort plaint was filed in Judge Taylor's court. Mrs. l'atrall lives at Williamsblurg and she ca.ute to town with ta young woa;lulll friend, who told the story to the counllty attorney, Mrs. Patrall being an Itilian atnd the possessor of little Elnglish. The state rnctt of Mrs. Patrall was that Mary lnir bee was the only person who knew where her savings were, and who would have Len likely to take them. BEATEN WITH STRAPS Insane Asylum Patients Testify to Inhuman Cruelty. COLD SHOWER BATH System of Torture Prac ticed Upon the Unruly by Attendants. EXPECT TO BE BEATEN Inmaltes SIay They \Vill Be iPunished for ITheir 'T'estimony. I 11 i l i. 111, .\ l 111 iI I " ti ll I. I 11 .1 i l i0 . Ir al .,,, ill., I:., l'. ,1, . . ..1 ,,lh. , lhe I A t i .ul I.ih . ,i.i . I I hn, I t ln Illhll.. III iII I ihis I l t , ili ,'. 11 ItI I l ii . l.rlllllu hla lil l i h I il h. itin tl lIh ' it I t i i, , Ill ti... t thy ,eI It, I . I, t l 11i\ , ,li i i,.ell ti ll i. 111111. i th e lit h e, it.1, , II IIta l lr lit 11.11 ,lil te"Il hurl hl 111" ii ," i liI i, erl ih. t ii l h, \ t .1,1I . t1 h. ..l t h. vi kle 1h.,m ,,.ult l ".1t l,.r at lh, c ,,.,e i, iItI' .t,.11111ett 11 1 ill t h til e 11 1. 11 t,, I .i h11i. SiI i4 " 1 1111 , 1 Ihl l,..li.ill . 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STORM FORT UNDER 'FIRE FROM THE TRIBESMEN Pershing's Troops Cross the Ditch About Stronghold, With Bullets Flying. -CANNON, LANTAKAS AND STANDS OF ARMS OURS Eleven Wounded Is the Total of the Casualtics--Moros Started the Trou ble, Firing Upon Pershing When He Approached Their Defenses-,General Davis Wires Description of the As sault Upon the Town of Bacolod. 11 A s.-.I All l iii VWashiniiigton, April a1.- I;,ienelral iivis has cabled the followinog rieport iof Coap tain Pershiig's lttlck ullln the Moro fortlrus,, iat iicold: Manila. Apsil i.--- li pillrsullnilce. of aliy or(.ders based on Ih(. recolunlillndiation of (General, .immer, (a';ptlllain John *ershingll altrted last Monlday for expliration of the w.est Ec(llhat of l.ake I.liiia o. I.i visitld many dattois, per invitation. 'I he Iufinco ld Moron haive persisitlltly delied i i lls since we ri at'hed thil lake anid hive kelpt war flags flyiig lover Ilitii forts, whli. were r el , vlrel - rc I w Iii. i--,l l u-lgl rill Wih. liilli.. :;:t lifed chl ll, were Iimail' tlo iilndnel the litnl to cIlle lllto Camp Vicars fo tlr aI frielidly ta;ilk, but he ill.Iter (';iI(w. \VW hel Monday Ihe wa ll.l upon atIliri two iiiti were severely woudllcI. 'lThere was noth ' lit I place w;L vI.ry - l I ,Itg, stirr ull I.hl by a ditch of 3;, ftees d ,eep. The first at tack llrov thel dI iIl.i i'rs oullt hif tl Ihe X tt rior renliches. Fort Assaulted. On .\pi il t hl tIort i as, as..aulted f d;lu ith 'le ll B l erot sll If lher lire: ovelr I bailn lo 11 hriIhl; ' niih If) the troilol s. The wall of thel fIt twere talced, the Moiros dlet f'Ililll4 h il ; leatl ly. Ily l 1. Im. ll r troopl -,sl i i frll pil.'"w ion Mu i y f thM o tl e thli wieer killd. c'miilplclIt list of caru ;ili(es: I. leve.Ii wo Indedi . S.eve cl n onllll l four lIantla:lkis and milllll y .er calltllured I'revi.utl ( tudy oll tlih r d ituation, careful pitei,:tral ion afr l dlipositi.o" l alcotllti for the sn ill loss of asulr troops so ably com msnliethl by Captain Pershing. "!1e has In ved, forward to complete his erplora" iion a t l visit the friendlier, hils objective p,hint bhi(ng MIirarlui. I have forwardedl s.;, :ll s fr.,Ii Partt r Ilear the outlet of thel lake, I spent lc last nigh-t there. Tile work o.li the Ilia n road isi in good col. dition aind progressing favorably. Lea illn for Jolo tonight."