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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII. No. 337. BUTTE, MONTANA THURSDAY APRIL 10, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS CHILD OF NINE A BURGLAR Glen Walker Makes Con fession After Being Taken in Custody. TELLS WEIRD STORY Tries to Convince Officers He Was Unkindly Treated Home. TAKES MANY THINGS Infant Finally Appeals at Station and Asks for N'ght's Lodging. In Glen Walker the police think they have Butte's youngest burglar. This nine-year-old boy admits prying open a window with an asx and making away with some clothing and knicknacks. He managed to make the police believe a harrowinlg tale of cruelty last eveninlg and got a night's lodging on the strength of it. After he had enjoyed a ys cent break fast in a convenient cafe at Day Jailer Levy's expense this morning, he took a more oheerful view of life until his guar dian. Joseph Young appeared at police head uarters. Then he calmly confessed that le had stolen various amounts from the Maryland house, and admitted the daylight burglary of a Utah avenue resi dence without a tremor. To the Reform 8ohool. The boy will be turned over to the county authorities for commitment to the reform school. Young says that he wants no more of him. At present the youth ful prisoner is enjoying the unlimited op portunities for Introspection afforded 5y the solitude of a detention room at the city jail. His father is in Idaho. His mother left for Ogden Utah, several weeks ago. He was place in the care of an older brother, he says. The brother was ob liged to leave the city and placed him in the care of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Young. They room at the Maryland house. After his mother had been gone for some time, young Walker began opera tions. He went to her house on Utah avenue. Getting an ax from a neigh boring butcher shop, he "jimmied up" one of the windows. Just Like a Burglar. In this manner he obtained entrance after the fashion approved by daylight burglars. He got some clothes and, it is claimed, several trinkets which were uying In convenient reach. Some of these, it is stated, he distributed among his boy companions. After he took quarters at the Maryland house the youthful crook forsook daylight burlgary and tried his hand as a room worker:. Mrs. Young had a habit of leaving her purse on the dresser. Walker became aware of this fact soon after he had come to live with her and her husband. He began, he himself ad mits, to take small sums from the pocket book. Finally he grew bolder and ab stracted $9. Suspended From School. About this time the boy was suspended from school for playing truant. He had found a crowd of older companions living in the neighborhood of the Maryland house and he hunted their company at all times. Some of these boys he blames for his misdoings. "A kid named Johnnie" said he, "got me to take the money. I give him some of it, and I give some to other kids. We spent it for gum." "Did you spend the $9 for gum ?" asked Jailer Levy. The ng prisoner maintained that the money bad tone for that article, and con inue to stick to this stand in spite of the amagement which the idea of a few small boys masticating $9 worth of gum produced among his auditors. Afraid to Go Home. Yesterday Young says the Walker boy was afraid to come home because of fur. her depredations committed in the Mary. sand house. At any rate the youngster appeared during the evening and asked .iaht Jailer David Laughrin for a bed., He ad been shut out from the Mary. land house, he claimed and his bed had been refused him. This, he stated, was a common occurrence. He went on to enlarge on the cruel treatment which his imagination had con jured up until his hearers were getting ready to weep, and shut him up in the de tention room to save their handkerchiefs. This morning he had more material for romance, which he handed out to Sol Levy when the latter came on shift. Levy broke the record for time in getting the boy to an adjacent restaurant for break fast. There young Walker ate a meal which would do credit to a hungry miner com ing off shift. He had just gotten back to the jail when Young appeared. Makes Full Confession. Tears and a complete confession fol Vowed. But the tears were few and far between and the statement was made with a pretty large amount of sang froid. At its conclusion Young announced that he was through with the youth. "I want him taken care of by the an thorities," said he. "I can do nothing with him and his mother is away and has to be much of the time." As a consequence Glen Walker, alleged burglar and room-worker, will be taken be fore the county attorney for proceedings preparatory to commitment to the State Reform school. GRAND DUKE ALEXIS. WILL LEAVE THE NAVY Suffering From Nephritis, the Com mander of the Czar's Ships Will Seek Relief In Travel. NY A5SOCIATap pauas. s., head of the Russian navy, is sutflrin, om nephritis and has been ordered abroafI t is exected his successor will ba th tGrand. hvke Alexanderý ieslovich, husband of the 'and Duchess Aenis, PAYS $25 EACH. FOR TWO WILLOW GROUSE W. H. Johnston of Dillon, Finds Hunting is an Ex pensive Amusement. DEPUTY GAME WARDEN TAKES HAND IN GAME Offender Is Promptly Prosecuted-He Pleads Ignorance of the Law, But This Does Not Excuse Him, and the Judge Before Whom the Case Is Tried Fails to Show Any Mercy. Twenty-Ave dollars a grouse is a pretty hir figure to pay for birds, and the man who bu. feathered game at that price must needs ave a long purse. Nevrtheless W. H. Johnston foreman of the electric light company at Dillon yes terday bought two grouse at ti.at price. Deputy State Game Warden Henry Avare was Instrumental in bringing about the commercial transection in whiTch the grouse commanded the gilt e. He arrested Mr. Johnston t for killing the birds in the Dillon neihbor bood, end yesterday had the latter fore Justice of the Peace Vermillion at Dillon to answer to a charge of breaking the game laws. Mr. Jolnston pleaded guilty to slaying the grouse and was fined $jo and costs, which amounted to about so. The birds which Mr. Johnston killed were what are called willow grouse. They are prairie birds, and are sometimes called prairie chickens, but the, place they most frequent is along the banks of a stream In the willows which 'as earned them the name of willow grouse. The open season for these birds is from the •Sth of August to the sat of Decem er, end they are protected by the law at this time of the year. This is the mating season, and the vio lator of the law who kills two of them now kills a prospective half dozen more. Mr. Johnston stated that be was igno rant of the law. Ignorance of the law as no excuse, however, hence he bad to pay for the birds through the nose. MANACLED SAILORS ARE LANDEO IN GRIMSBY Englishmen Charged With Mutiny Taken Into Port for Trial. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Grimsby, England, April :6.-The Brit ish steamer Indunas, from Pensacola and Norfolk, arrived here today with five of her crew in irons. They are charged with mutiny. Tents for Immigrants. SY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Winnipeg, April a6.-Two carloads of mill. tary tents promised by the government for the use of immigrants, have been received here. Fourteen hundred more tents are expected to. day. Loubet Witnesses Maneuvers. Algiers, April :6.-President Loubet to day witnessed the grand military maneu vers, in which :o,ooo troops took part, on Mustapha field. me:-.. . . :. -.=. .. PLOT TO DYNAMITE A CROWDED HALL Great Falls Man Confesses That He Was to Have Assisted in the Dastardly Deed. SPECIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Great Falls, April 16.-The police be lieve they have unearthed a plot to blow up the Stockhols brewery and the Cuban saloon, adjoining buildings on Fourth street South. John Roberts, an old rounder, well known about town, confessed in the city j.il today that lie had been approached by Ulrich Mickelson, a local gambler, who left town a week ago, with a plan to destroy both these buildings with dyna mite. Mickelson, so Roberts declares, had the ex.losives ready and wanted Roberts to RESIDENTS OF THE ISLE OF MALTA GIVE LOYAL GREETING TO KING Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert Reaches Valleta, Where Warships and Shore Bat teries Salute-Monarch Goes on Solid Ground at Noon. This picture shou' H. . S., Renownum, enterlng kthe harbor at Valtta, Iee. weeh-e on the occoalon of the villt of the Duke and Duchesa of Connatnegt. fromh Gibraltar, and wasn salutedby the waroat.ard hm a e on he s ront¢ to whitnes the king's arrival. The harbor was gay with as. Th. king landed at nooa. A BRICK THROWER RUNS BEFORE A BIG PISTOL Carrie Hood Explains Lively Encounter With William Jackson, Colored. WOMAN APPEALS TO JUDGE FOR BACKING Prisoner Produces $25 and Gives Bon& for Her Appearance Later On, Mean time Pleading Her Case in a Manner That Amuses All the Spectators in the Crowded Courtroom. When Carrie Hood took a couple of shots at William Jackson last night she was irritated, she says, because her sweet heart had thrown a couple of bricks at her. "I reckon you'd shoot, too, judge, if o had a couple of bricks coming after your said she to Police Magistrate Boyle, th;i morning in explanation of a little ffsat which took Policeman Young on a run to the alley at Galena and Wyoming streets last night. Then she proceeded to try to fix her bond. Judge Boyle was musing over the faet that this was $24, when Miss Hood re marked: "I'll turn over the other dollar." She continued to plead her case, re gardless of the smothered laughter which this last innovation in legal proceedings had excited among those present in tls courtroom. At the end of a little Inves Iation Judge Boyle fined her $25. According to all stories the affair was in the nature of give and take, with hon ors even between Miss Hood and Mr. JIek son, until the former produced a large calibre revolver, whereat the latter disp peared up the alley showing remarkable promise as a short distance sprinter. INAIVES OF FINLAND ARE UNDER THE LASH Stringent Regulations for the Order Are Pro mulgated. aY ASSoCIATEo IP.rIs. Kelsingsfors, April t6.-A decree has been published here describing measures for the maintenance of order in Finland. Under this decree the governor gen eral is empowered, when he deems it nec essary, to close schools, shops and facto ries; to prohibit private meetings, dissolve private associations and expel from Fin land all persons who are considered ob jectionable. Expulsions wl.ich do not permit of de lay must receive, however, imperial sanc tion. Persons expelled may be ordered to re side in certain places within the emnire. The decree becomes operative in three years. Done for Revenge. Hong Kong, April :6.-The arsenal at Canton, which was destroyed by an eta plosion last week, was blown up by of cials whom the viceroy had charged with selling powder to rebels in order to hide their defalcajions. aid him in touching them off where they would do the most good. Mickelson was formerly employed at the brewery. Four weeks ago he got into a row and was let out. He is said to have made open threats to get even. Had the plot, as retailed by Roberts, been carried out, it could hardly have failed to entail great loss of life, as the * tockhols brewery Is a beer hall and full of people every evening, at which time, the story goes, Mickelson meant to light his fuses., Mickelson has djsappeared, but a d=e termined search will be made for him. Roberts sticks to his story, under strict cross-examination. MR. WYNDHW M'S IRISH LAND BILL FINDS FI.VOR IN LEAGUERS' EYES Motion to Reject the Mi s ire is Voted Down in Dub lin-Indications That the Conference Will Forma'w pprove Document. aY ASSOCIATED PrlSS. Dublin, April i6.-At the convention of the United Irish league here today a mo tion to reject Secretary Wyndham's Irish land bill as not meriting support was de feated by an overwhelming majority. This Secretary Wyndham. Insures the conference approving the bill inl principle. The convention met in the historic round room of the Mansion house. Two thousand delegates assembled in the crowded rotunda, which was incapable of UNION MEN TO STAND ,BY TELEPHONE GIRLS If Operators Are Imported From Salt Lake, Labor Or ganizations of Butte Will Assist Displaced Misses. Excitement prevailed in Butte labor circles this morning when it was reported that the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone cempany had sent eleven girls from Salt Lake to Butte to take the place of opera tors employed in this city. A dispatch from Salt Lake stated the girls were to leave this morning at the reluest of the Butte office. Manager Miller of the Bell company said he had no knowledge of the matter. "I h1ave not heard a word about it, and the first that 1 knew of it was when . read the dispatch this morning," said ti cannot state posifively that the girls ere not coming, but certainly this ofice has not asked for them. anld I do not think it likely they would be sent with out such a request from the Butte office." NO TRUTH IN CHARGE MRS. McGEE CONFESSES THAT SHE PERJURED HERSELF IN THE ASSAULT STORY. Great Falls, April t6.-Mrs. A. McGee, wlh, had her husband arrested for an al tleged criminal assault, comnwitted upon the perslon of her daughter, and his step d;aughter, Miss Judd, confessed in the dis trict court here this morning that there is ou truth in her allegation. She made a complete backdown when put in the dock. She raid sle knew at the time she was telling the story that there was no truth in it and wished to see her huiband exonerated. Jealousy is said to have been her mo tlive. Mr. McG;ee had waived preliminary ex amninatiron and came to trial cheerfully. Mrs. Mc;ee refused to answer the sum :1ons and the sheriff was obliged to send after her. The couple live at Monarch. The costs were assessed against the wife, and McGee was dismissed. If the woman does not pay suit will be instituted against her by the county. A medical board examined Miss Judd and found she could not have been the victim of the outrage, as described by her m.uther. Mrs. MoGee confessed after. hearing tl.e testimony of the examining physicians. BRINGS SUIT ON CONTRACT John Hogan Begins an Action Against Clarence C. Good. John lHogn has sued Clarence C. Good in the district court to recover $569.1o and corls on a contract. Hogan alleges that Good contracted to Pay him $3.540 for furni4l.ing materials and building the latter a house, and that there is a balance of $4S4.1o. He asked for that and an attorney's fee of $!.o. holding all who had come from every part of Ireland to discuss the Irish land bill. Many Nationalists Present. On the platform sat almost every nation alist member of the parliament, with a scattering of prelates. In the body of the rotunda was a gathering seldom equalled. Farmers from Clare, in top boots; labor ers from Dublin county, landlords from Cork and priests from all parts the lat ter's sombre clothing and tall hats con trasting pleasantly with the bright home spun apparel of the majority. It was essentially a convention, of the soil, though a lighter touch was given by the presence of the well dressed women who filled the galleries. Early in the morning Lord Dunraven, who is simultaneously presiding at a pri vate meeting of the lalnlords' committee, sent word to John Redmond, Irish leader, suggesting that the land conference re convenqe saturday after the opinion of the national convention of the land hill is known, so that both landlords and tenants may then discuss their mutual objections. Mr. Redmonul will lie unabdle to decide on the proposition until after today's pro. ceedings, for which lengthy adenda have been provided, consisting of many pro posel amendments to ,the details of .ec retary Wyndham's irtosals, the chief movers being William U'trien andl Michael Davitt. The former, while congratulating Ire laot on the fact that the BIritish ministry hadl introduced a bill accepting in prin ciple, after centuries of struggle, that the land should be restored to the people of Ireland, will urge the delegates to press The talk among union men this morn ing was to the effect that there mtight Ibe trouble if the telephone company at tempted to displace the girls now em ployed. It was asserted by a numnler of men prmlinetly identified with organized la bor that in case the girls are forced to strike, the unions will request that all business houses cease to patronise the Rocky Mountain Bell company. and that in ease any firm continued to extend its patronage to the encompany in the face of the protest of the unions, such con cern will be declared unfair. It was reported negotlations have been entered into with telephone companies in other parts of the country with a view to indlucing them to apply for a franchise here. TEDDY VISITS POST AFTER STAY IN THE WILDS President Will Spend Tonight at Home of Post Com mander, Maj. Pitoher. TOMORROW HE WILL GO FOR A TRIP TO NORRIS Members of the Roosevelt Party and the Trainmen Play an Exciting Game of Baseball, Which the Rain Ends Before the Innings Are Concluded-Guard in the Park Arrests an Employe. SI'Y.CIAL. TO Till INITFR MOUNITAIN. Cinnabar, Mont., April ,6.-Plresident Roosevelt is expected in at the post today from the camp in company with Major Pitcher and Naturalist John Ilurroughs. lHe will spend the night at Major P'itcher's home, and early tomorrow morn ing will start on horseback for Norris. where he will spend most of the rest of his time in the park. Two days before he leaves the park the rest of the iparty will join him. Game of Ball. An excitinx hbll game was played this morning( etween the lnemliern of the party and the train crew on the big field near the track where the special is laid up. The score at the end of the second in ning was 1S to to in favor of the crew. The game was then called on account of rain. After the shower the various hall play ers were too lame to resume and the gamne was declared a draw by the 'guests" and a victory by the "crew.' An incident occurred in the park which shows 4.ow closely every approach to the president is guarded. An employe of the Yellowstone Park Transportation company was discovered by a member of the 'I hird cavalry about five miles from where the president made his camp. The rman probably was there on busi ness, but the soldier asked no questions and would listen to no explanation. He placed the employe under arrest and marched him to post headquarters at the point of a pistol. There the man disclosed his identity and was released. BURGLAR ROBS HOUSE WHILE FAMILY DINES av AIsOCItrATI lass. St. Louis, April :6.-While the family was eating supper last night, a burglar ransacked the second-story rooms of the residence of Philip Stock secretary of the Enllish brewery syndIcate, securing nearly a,ooo worth of Jewelry and valu ables. James Pieras coachman, hbaa been arrqmed on suppole of being im glleated. )oi.s Redmond, Irish Leader. amethndtents etllarging the financial scope of the hill. Mr. u'llrirn, however, will ask the con. vrlltion to entrust to pgrliaitelltary power the repot, +lqiility of eventually deaitnug li collilmitter stage with the sittndllt'lllents.* Fears for Result. Lord I)unr; %.n is of the opinion that • e)llr of tilhe aiienIt IIt ill the nlatll .alist proglramil can nevel r lie .cpted Ily the goverlnment, bilut t hat omneill of the Ithi ra migKht ie aeceptedl. "'ite inritvlltio tli.llt ti lti y .*lhopted Mr. ('Illir.ise ' motion to elntrust thile i.ar. liatl itrl; ry pilarty ith tlhe pilower ilandi re spoj tsihility dealint g . i l uii i m itte staKge with the lanid bill. WATER RECEIVES THE NEW STEAMER MINNESOTA Great Boat Constructed in New London, Conn., Suc cessfully Launched. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PRESENT AT THE EVENT Vessel Owned by the Great Northern Company Is the Largest Craft Ever Construoted in America-Hull Ie Twice as Thick as That of the Oregon-Built After Latest Models. HY A,~hil IA! I .) 'M't, New l.mion, I ',tut., April i6. The il l'5ll'.,ta wasi Iji edIl it .:2 5 tlhis aIfter tlIlioll. jilnal prlieparations for tihe laitnihitig were bIigun elarly today at the ylard of tIllse lasitertn ShlIlih iliig colllaislny. ill ( r.lon, tile eltire force hbtelut lahiuil(i ill kllo cking iaway the heavy llckig antil gelltng t.very last detlail ill readinelilis for theI f llitildi plunllKge of tile big hlligp inlto the water. Many Spectators Present. lvery trolley car from Norwich. vre hile froma tihe subIrbai dlistricts tal spe cial Irains l1i thet N.w Yorlk, New liaven & Ilartfurd ru;ad brought loads of specta. tors. 'I lie steel cargo an pa'srellger sterainhip Minnesota, I4nilt at New I.ou.,lin fr the trreat Northern Stea.sl.ip company is not only the largest vessel of any kinli constructed in America Inut it is the largest cargo carrier in the world. The "(:Ceric," which is regist.red at the samt" tlnanim e anld exceeds the "ilinne sota" in lent I,, has lesr dead weight car rying capacity by Illmre thlan g,ooo tomna. I I.e dead weight carrylng capacity of the "(:edric" is I8,40mo tuns, while that of the "Milnesouta" is ,.tooo. Carry Many Tone. The "Minnesota" and her hister vessel the "l)akota," which is to be laulnched in about to weeks, will carry a8,ooo long tons of coal and a8o,ooe barrels of flour. This is so per cent more than the dead weight carrying capacity of the two giant carrier of the Wi,ite Star line, the "Ced ric" and the "Celtic." As commared with the largest stea+mships built at Aerican shipyards, the "Minne aota" and "l)akota" have nearly doulde the tonnage di:splacement and fully double the net de:ld weight carrying capacity. '[lhe strength of thie "Minnesota's" hull is shown by t'he fact that it is twice as thick as that of the American battleship the "Oregon." Plating Is Steel. The "Oremon" uses steel deck plating of a half inch in thickness, the "Minnesota" uses an inch to an inch and a quarter plate. Where the "Oregon" uses a main frame six by tlhree and a half inches, the "Min nesota" uses a Is-inch. T'he "Minnesota" is of the Intermediate cargo and passenger type, and built under Lloyd's survey. She is 630 feet long, 73 feet 6 inches wide, 56 feet high to upper deck, 88 feet high to captain's bridge, t77 feet high to top of mast and has five con tinuous decks, all plated with steel. ARMED WITH PISTOL, MALCONTENT IS CAPTURED Police of Moscow, Where Russian Czar Is Staying, Make an Arrest. BY ASMOCIATID 13R21, St. Petersburg April *6.-A polkleul malcontent named Sladopevtsve bas bee weated at 1oco. , wb, e eis eLu.i, hMg. The pr treweu y I revolver ha II euI nh..