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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL XXI No. 33. BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENT- VOL XXIL No. 833. BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY APRIL 15, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENT8 1 I i r _ DIM MEMORY OF FA.CTS New York Woman Went to a Restaurant-All Else is Blank. -DIAMONDS ARE TAKEN Handsome Rings on Her Digits Are Minus All Their Sparklers. DRIVEl TO HOSPITAL After Drugging, Assailants Had Grace to Send Her Away. Sv ASSOCIATED PRESS. New York, April 5s.-Considerable mys tery Surrounds the case of Mrs. Clarence V. Graham of this city, who was left at Bellevue hospital yesterday, suffering from what the doctors say was the effect of knockout drops or some other drug. In a hansom cab, which was driven rapidly to the hospital, was Mrs. Graham, who is about o30 years of age. She was semi-conscious and had the appearance of having been drugged. On her fingers were a number of valuable rings. Two of the rings, however, had had jewels extracted. The woman was assisted out of the hansom by attendants and physicians who attended her. As soon as she left the hansom the driver rapidly drove away without saying a word. The case was diagnosed as one of knockout drops or some other drug. Mrs. Graham became unconscious after being put to bed. After two hours she regained consciousness and was able to tell her name and that of her husband. COULD NOT REMEMBER ANY OF CIRCUMSTANCES Later her husband visited the hospital, and she told him that she had left her home about noon on Monday to go ;hop ping. She visited a department store on Broadway and afterwards went to a res taurant near by. She said she did not remember what happened after that ex cept that she had a faint recollection of being placed in a hansom and being rap. idly driven up Madison avenue. The two rings which had been tam pered with, Mr. Graham said, had been set with diamonds and a ruby. The stones were worth about $6oo all told. Mr. Graham said he had received a telephone message from his wife at his place of business at s o'clock, and that was the last he had heard of her until yesterday. Mrs. Graham was later taken to her home. Besides the missing jewels, Mrs. Graham lost $So in money. ROOSEVELT LEARNING THE ROPES IN BIG PARK Will Be a Good Guide When He Comes Out -Move Camp. SPECIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Cinnabar, April s5.-President Roose velt will probably move his camp from Slough creek to Yancey's some time to day. He is rapidly taking in all the in teresting parts of the big reserve and by the time he comes out, a little more than a week Lence, he will be a pretty good Yellowstone guide. Secretary Loeb and the rest of the party went to visit the gold mine at Jardine this morning. Yesterday Secretary Loeb and one of the newspapermen who, by the way, stands six feet four in his stockings, called at Fort Yellowstone and had lunch with the oflicers. The officers have a Chinese cook and when the visitors came Lieutenant Johnson went out to the kitchen to tell Toy about the addition to the mess. "President's secretary and big newspaper man to lunch," he said. At lunch Toy paid reverent attention to the tall correspondent and when he left he said, "Was big man president ?" Now every man on the train is calling the ascribe, "Mr. President," JUDGE ROBERT MARTIN IS TO GET A PENSION lannack Man Awarded Twenty Dollars Per Month-Will Come In Handy in His Declining Years. rPZCIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Dillon, April as.--After having served with distinction during the Mexican war, Judge Robert Martin, a resident of Ban neck, who is now visiting in this city, has received notice that he has been granted a pension of $so a month, dating from the frst month in 1877. Judge Martin is an old-time resident of Montana, where. he haa many friends. After emerging from the Mexiaan war he lived for a time in California, and then eame to Montana, where he has ever sinse resided. While the judge is not In actual need of the pension, he is not a rich man, and as he Is getting well along in years, says the money will come in handy in his oil age. WRIGHT SAYS BOTH SIDES ARE TO BLAME Commissioner of Labor Tells Manufacturers' Apsoola tion a Few Facts. BETTER SPIRIT PERVAOES THE MIND OF REPUBLIC Thinks the Future Will See a Solution of Some of the Evils of the Present Working Man Will Learn Not to Strike as He More Clearly Understands Con ditions-A Conservative Speech. SY ASSOCIATED P3I3e. New Orleans, April s5.--Interest in today's session of the National Manu facturers' association centered in the res olutions committee which was expected to result in a definite understanding as to the attitude the association would take toward organized labor. It is expected the report will not be made until late this afternoon. When the forenoon session was called to order, Honorable Carroll D. Wright, United States commissioner of labor, was introduced and given a hearty reception. President Roosevelt had been invited to attend and in declining named Mr. Wright to represent him. Mr. Wright, speaking of organised labor, said, in part: "The combination has in it all the elements of the cor poration, for it Is simply an enlarged corporation, embracing more elements, more factors, and therefore it is more powerful for good or evil than the cor poration of a quarter of a century ago. Democratize Industry. "But it recognizes in its development an effort to democratize industry. Like a great department, it democratizes the handling of goods and enables the pur chaser to secure in one place all that he may need in his shopping tour. "The great combination enables society to secure its commodities on a more stable basis than under the previous methods. Its evils are those of management and not of oonstitution. These evils mnay be handled by law and by society. We need not fear them, for when the combination does not seek the common good and does not accomplish by its goods and by kits machinery of production and distribution the welfare of society, society will care for the matter. It is the result of the de velopment of the idea of associated force and therefore under it industry has se cured greater power than it has ever re ceived. Conversely, the single working man, working by the side of his employer, was his employer's personal associate; but as the employer developed into the firm and the firm into the corporation and the corporation into the combination, the single workingman has developed along side lines. He became the employe of the firm with a larger number of fellow worlimen; then he became the employe of the corporation and the personal relation that previously existed was weakened or severed. Now he is grouped as the fel low employe of thousands and thousands under the great combination where 4.e is still further removed in a personal way from his employer. Depends on Attitude. "Does this mean harm or does it mean good? The answer to this question de pends entirely upon the attitude of the two parties in the new relation. Capital may receive now and then an exorbitant increase in the way of profits or of in terest, and wages may be raised or de pressed artificially, but under all normal conditions the profit to capital and the remuneration to labor will be regulated by positive economic laws; but these laws are more elastic than natural laws, and hence disturbances, misunderstandings and bitterness arise. On the whole, however, the remuneration to capital is constantly decreasing and that to labor constantly increasing. This is the result, so far as capital is concerned, of the accumulation of wealth which may be turned into active and productive capacity, and, so far as wages are concerned, to the increased standard of living resulting from educa tion and culture which follow. A Better Sentiment. "The growth of the sentiment under lying the principles of justice outlined belongs more thoroughly to the present than to any preceding age, and will over come the labor difficulties which harass the public, injure the workman and dam age capital. With the ethical spirit find ing a lodgment, the antagonisms and the animosities will be softened if not re moved. "The workingman has risen from ig norance to intelligence and as he has reached intelligence he has become more or less a greater complication in indus trial affairs. In his ignorance he did not strike. In his intelligence he does strike. The next step in the develop. ment of his intelligence will be that he will not strike; that he will be able to accommodate himself to conditions, be cause he will know them and understand them better. He will be able to recog nise his rights in relation to the rights of others, and to know fully what is neces sary for successful production where now he only understands a part. That means, of course, the organization, the contin uance, the perfection of labor unions. Some Methods Condemned. "Some of the me*ods of labor unions are to be condemned. So are some of the methods of the capitalistic organisa tions to be condemned, but because they cannot get on together does not mean that either or both should be destrayed. They must get on together. This is the necessity of the time, and it is to the intelligence of the leaders of'both parties that seolety loebe feeor the development of Industry on a basb of seetal progress. The great question for the eu r and employe is will they, Int of their mutual h alaie ed . ' ilitant pirit or invoke that pell seaidera tion which leads to the of the highest elements of business interests." (Coatiaued on Page Eleven.) ENTIRE NORTHWEST IS INTERESTED IN LAUNCHING OF THE MINNESOTA Steamship "Minn"eota" ti Now London Yards Montana, as well as all the Northwest, is interested more than a little in the launching of the big steamship Minne sota at New London, Conn., tomorrow. The establishment of James J. Hill's new trans-Pacific line of steamers, consisting of the Minnesota and her three sisters, means much in the way of developing new markets for the products of Montana and all of the tier of Northwestern states WORK OF EXCAVATION OF THE NEW SMELTER TO BE BEGUN ON FRIDAY Contractors Hurry Preparations-Work of Laying Out Foundations Under ..ay-A Big Enterprise. Friday will see dirt flying upon the excavation for the foundations for the smelter and other buildings that the Pittsburg & Montana Copper company will build southeast of Butte, in the Sil ver Bow park district, for the treatment of ores taken front the mines of the con} pany near by. Next to the federal build ing, this will probably be the largest build ing enterprise undertaken in Butte this year. The building alone will cost over $100,000. The contracting firm of Shackleton & Whiteway, for erecting the buildings, am hurrying preparations for the commene~ ment of the work, and will push the work upon the big plant as rapidly as possible. The firm, which also has the contract for the erection of the federal buildings, ex. HISTORIC BOARDOit HOUSE GOES UP IN SMOKE Duggan's Hostelry, Where Tragedies Have Takent . Place, Is Burned. Duggan's boarding house, a landmark in Butte, was burned last night. T7e building had been unoccupied for mse*e than a year, and it went quickly. The origin of the fire is unknown. In a glare of red light which madi people in the business sections of the city believe for a time that the Nipper shaft house was afire, the building went. It was the scene of two murders. Its pro prietor died some years ago. Later his widow was killed in a runaway aecident. In the days when it.was rtnming, Dug gan's boarding house was filled with miners. Situated opposite the Nipper shaft, right in the heart of the minid section of the city, it was a favorite re sort of miners. II its barroom Bob Worth shot and killed a man named Daly. John Sullivan was also murdered In the house. Its last proprietress, Mrs. Ward, sister to Mrs. l)uggan, shut it up about a year ago. The structure was three stories, built of wood. When the fire was discovered it had already gained such headway that there was no hope of saving the bullding. The department turned on a stream of water to save the Nipper shafthouse. In this they were successful in spite of ter riflc heat. Some of the Butte Electric company's poles were burned and a nupe. ber of wires were melted, So far as pecuniary damage' is eoj cerned the amount is slight. Starin is Overdue. New Haven, April iS.-The sound line steamer John H. Starir of the Staen Transportation company, plying between New York and this city, at a o'l was nearly s4 hours overdue. OlS1s of the line, however, are coldentl that nothing has happened to her. The tsri is an old wooden craft. She wasee built t868 and was originally used as a revtle cutter. , tapped by Mr. Hil's railways. Montana's agricultural products yearly are becoming greater. With the increase of irrigation in Northern and Eastern Montana, these products will become enormous. Already Montana wheat, Montana barley, Mon tana cereals of all kinds and Montana staple fruits are acquiring a wide reputa tion abroad. Soon their annual exports will be immense. It is in anticipation pects to have a large force of men at work upon the smelter and other buildings as soon as the foundations have been placed. The engineering firm of Mcl),.nald & Harper had men at work to lay laying out the foundations and expect to cF.nplrte the task tomorrow. Excavating fur the foundation will accordingly commence the following day. Teams and scrapers will be placed at work digging for the foundsl. tlons. The smelter proper will be of iron and the bunkl.ouses and general office and other buildings of wood. Shackleton & Whiteway's contract calls for the com pletion of the buildings by August I. There will be two boiler stacks of the height of s4o feet. These will be of wrought iron. FINDS ALL THE OFFICES IN GOOD CONDITION State Examiner Hudnall's Report of the Business of Silver Bow County. William Hudnall, the state examiner, has sent in his official report of his findl ilngs after the examination of the reports of the officials of the county of Silver Bow, covering the period between last August and the present month of April. It shows how the state examiner found the finances and how he regards the con duct of the offices. It is a flattering doe. unllent in many respects, the state exam iner saying, among other things, that Dis trict Court Clerk Roberts conducts a model office. The report is as follows: "Office of State Examiner of Montana, Illecna, April 13.-To the Ilonorable Board of County Commissioners, C(ounty Attorney, Silver Bow County, Mont. Gentlemen: Following is the report of my examination of Silver Bow county, coml plted April i I, 19o3: Treasurer, James Maher--',os, August, 3.3, balance, total in all funds, $494,475.47 ; receipts, all sources, from August a4, o03a, to April 6, 19o3, $756.386.60; total, $1,o5o, U86.7o; disbursements, from August 24, 1poz, to April 6, 1903, inclusive, $618, 493.1o; April 6, 19o3, to balance, total in all funds, $433,368.97. Accounted for as follows: Balance in the State Savings bank, $431.25a.74; cash in office, $s,i 16.33. "Clerk and Recorder, John Weston-To fees earned from August i, 3903, to March 31, 1903, Inclusive, $5,567.65; by cash to county treasurer, $5,567.65, "Sheriff, J. J. Quinn-To fees earned in civil business for use of county, from August s, 1';os, to December 3, 1903o, J. B. Furey, $558.95 ; from January 1, 1903, to March 31, 1903, J. J. Quionn $363.93; total, $933.34; by cash to county treasurer, $)2.J34. "Clerk of District Court, Samuel M. Roberts-To fees earned, fines and for feited ball collected, from August I, 90o3, to March 31, o3, $8,ag39.30o; by cash to county treasurer, $8,393.3o. "Assessor, Dan Brown-Per capita col lection of road taxes, for 90po, to 7,ooo road tax receipts, at $3, t14,000ooo; credit, by 475 roadtax receipts refunded at $a, $950; by 3,644 roadtax receipts returned, at $z, $7,saa; by one roadtax receipt not in book, at $a, $a; by commission, $671; by cash to county treasurer, $5,o89; total, $14,00ooo; per ca.ital collection of poor of working up markets for these products that Mr. Hill is estaldishillg his steamn ship line. When one understands that each one of the three new ships will carry sao trainloads of freight, and that one of these ships will he dispatched from Seattle for the Orient every to days, the immensities of the trade Mr. Hill believes can be built up can ht realized. Little Information can be secured here as to the machinery that will be installed in t.c new smclter, but it is announced that everything will be of the latest make for the reduction of copper oret, That the smelter will he an up-to-date affair is assuredl from the fact that Frank lin Farrell of Ansonia, ('on., formerly president of the Parrot company, is at the cead of the Pittshurg & MonItaina ('-lpper company aind in fully posted 0upon the lmost impllroved copper smeltintg mau chinery. l'he orders for the mPachlineTry hIa:ve Ieen pIlacle with different concerns, and it is expected the machinery will lie on hand as soon as the buIildlings are completedl. ('harles Suiter of the Shacklceton & Whiteway concern, said today that the buihlings would lie of Ithe bhest quality and that work upon thIIsI woutIl bhe Ipusheld with all possible nlpeed. Some dheiay is heing euxperienced in ('ttinKg material, ibut it is hopedl to have thei building readly for the machinery by Auglust I. taxcs for 19oa, to 16,ooo poor tax receipts, $.a,,,oo; credit, by j,oooo poor tax receipts returned, at $a, $6.o1,1; by 7s6 poor tax re ceipts refunded, $5,45a; by No. 472o, not in book, $S; by osne error, $S; by corn mission paid, $2,598; by cash to county treasurer, $ais,,9J; by three poor tax re ceipts, not reported and charged back, $6; total, $.la,ooo. "All of the collections of personal taxes by the assessor for 1uoj were carefully checked and found to be properly ac counted for. The ofhice methods are de serving of cormminldation, while the total collections are evidence of vigilance in collecting. "1 noted that the delinquent tax as collected since January, o'r,a, Ilmostly on property where the redemption period had expired, approximated $7,000. 'This result amply justifies the expense inlcurred in this work, which should be vigorously continued until all the delinquents prior to 19oo are paid. The records for 90ot and a190, delirquent taxes, are not com plete to date, but this matter was prom lsed immediate attention. "Several improvements in oflnce meth ods have been made by Mr. Roberts and his clerks in that office, and it is, as now conducted, a model ottice. "Delinquent licenses need attention, and I have requested the treasurer to furnish me a list to date. When this is com pleted immediate steps must be taken to enforce collections, and those who will not pay must he prosecuted as the law requires. Hereafter the treasurer should make a list of delinquents each month for the information of your board and the county attorney. "As recently advised, the test case against the late Thomas Courtney for license due for sale of liquors as grocer was decided in favor of the state. I made a diligent effort to obtain a list of those persons who had resisted the payment of this license and yould be liable for action under the law and the decision of the supreme court. No list could be found in the treaiurer's office, or with the former county attorney, so I completed a list of those presumably (Continued on Page Eleven.) DOWN TO PIT BELOW Miles MacGinniss Falls 20 Feet in the / naconda Mine Shaft. LOSES HOLD IN DARK Slips From Bucket and Into Murky Shades of the Pits. LIMP BODY IS FOUND Life Is Extinct When Re mains Are Discovered by Comrades. Milos Mact;lioe.i fill toI hiti death ini the Atnaconl da llill this l. ,rtnllilg. i stIenI manner he lost his hl while hiding a bucket in tlili shal t. l Il hgnltmdl .zu feet through the ldarklii54. Few faitls t hlire kllll of thie ae'cidlent. Michael NM.dny andl Jhn tiuuney were clone hb) at the timei. Thly had lleml I slac cinniss a nl mnll nt bef(ur. A mmentllt later he hadl di,,pearedl. A ,eatci wal made and the limp idly was pit~ idI ip at the. flot of the Ihaft. Mac4,innis fell fromn the ,ini fmool I vol. Strange to say ill spite of Ihe lit,.nlleO his bialy traveled before it struck it was not Iangledl. A Irokenl leg was tile only external sign of iijury. In all proita bility death came .before the man had reached the fIot of the sha.'ft. Ma;e(;inniss was well knowin aimoing mIiners. lie haid worked il the Auni;,m,,ula for soie tlime. Ilis Ibily was takenl I- the rooms of the Montalsna I'ndirlatkinlg rlll-. Ipary where nio inl .uest will Ibe hIli this evening by ('oroiler Ir:gai. It is s.llpsed by those most famiiliar with the fal.s that thle mani had list hii grip for the moment on thile cable as he was shtailing in tihe Ibucket. Losing his balance at the sate time lie fell. Life was entirely extinct when the cnlg was lowered and the lmenl, who had stood alose by on the level where the tragedy occurred, reached the body. KNIVES AND CLUBS EMPLOYED BY A MOB Striking Firemen Attack the Non-Unionists and Beat Them Badly. II? A.::'I' IAIlED j Rj.R5. Cleveland, U., April 5a. Fifty striking firemen, armed .witl, knives anid (lubs, boarded the steamer lloward i.. Shaw which arrived in the harlsor from l)llluth, and attackedl alnd terribly pjulded three noln utionl firemenlt, employed by tlle ship. A riot call was turnedl il., but when the officers arrived on the dock the attackilng party disptersedl. 'The almilles of the in jureld men are Adolph' I'marce, ;lahdstone, Miil:. ; George T. Smlitl, Duluth, and Walter Sigler, IDuluth. Smlith, after being :,tibided and beaten ahmmst ito ihnsensibility, was thrown into the river, lie was rescuedl by sailors from the stealller. Pearce was cut in the side, in adhlition to receiving several b,rnises. SiRler's lose was broken and his head badly cut. Pearce's condition is serious. The police are looking for the men who made the attack. IN A DREAM HE IS ATTACKED BY RED MEN When Mardason Wakes Up, He Finds He Has Shot Himself. II ECIAL T0 THlE INT-r MOUNTAIN. Helena, April 15.-Christ Mardason, liv ing in Ophir gulch, had a bad dream last night. He imagined he was attacked by Indians. In trying to defend himself from the redskins he secured possession of a large revolver and fired several shots. Then he woke up and found he had shot himself twice in the head. He was brought to this city today to be cared for. Killing Game. SPECIAL TO THIE INN'ER MOUNTAIN. Dillon, April 5s.-A man giving his name as Fred Jones was arrested here this afternoon by a deputy game warden on a charge of having killed a number of tame prairie chickens on a ranch near here. The owner of the ranch had cared for the birds for a long time, and as they were tame they did not retreat when the iblhf app peered and begs dsheetlng.