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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXII. No. 343. BUTTE, MONTANA, THURSDAY APRIL 23, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS BRITONS ARE SLAIN BY SOMALILAND TRIBESMEN JOHN M'CONE MEETS DEATH IN DIAMOND MINE SECOND SUIT ON THE UNION LABEL Constitutionality of the Text Book Commission Is At taoked in the Court. ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS PUT IN HIS DEMURRER Arguments in Suit of Helena Gardener, Whose Attorneys Claim That the Commission Is Class Legislation and Therefore Unoonstitutional-Donovan Seys Case Is Without Jurisdiction. SPEtIAL TO TIlE INTER MOUNTAIN. Helena, April 23.-The union label in Montana school text books was subjected to another attack this morning in a suit filed by Charles H. Snell of Helena, right after the suit brought by John Hehl of Helena sonime time ago had been dis missed. Both cases are in the supreme court. Has No Children. Snell is a gardener here and without children. It is not known what interest he has in text books. Snell was represented in police court this morning b7 Attorneys R. B. Smith of Butte and Edward Hlorsay and E. O. Carleton of Helena. Immediately after the suit was entered Attorney-General Donovan filed a demurrer, claiming that the case is without the jurisdiction of the supreme court. Arguments upon the demurrer were be gun at once. Attorney-General Donovan spoke at length. Rights vs. State. He said the state had a right to decide concerning what label, if any. should be within its school books. just the same as it has the right to choose its school books, and that the matter is not one for the su preme court to consider. Attorneys for the petitioner claimed that the text book commission is in the line of class legislation and therefore un consitptional. At a late hour arguments upon the de murrer were heard. The demurrer is the ease, as if it is passed the suit will be dis missed. SHOT AT A MAGPIE AND KILLED A WOMAN Indian Boys Out Hunting Did Not See Mrs. An gelina Matts. SPECIAL TO TIHE INTER MOUNTAIN. Missoula, April 23.-Major Smead, In elan agent at the Flathead reservation, who has been conducting an investiga tion into the death of Mrs. Angelina Matts, found dead on the reservation sev eral days ago, has ascertained beyond a doubt that she met her death from a stray shot fired by an Indian boy who was shooting at a magpie. The two boys suspected, when taken over the ground and shown where she was standing, readily agreed tl.at she might have fallen from their fire. There will be no prosecution, as Major Sinead is convinced that the shooting was purely accidental. FIRE ON A STEAMER FRIESLAND, OF THE RED STAR LINE, HAS A VERY NAR ROW ESCAPE. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Liverpool, April 23.-Captain Arnold of the Red Star liner Friesland, which ar rived here yesterday from Philadelphia, reports that fire broke out in hold No. 3 when the steamner was three days out. The hold contained cotton, tallow paraf fine wax and resin. After an hotir's work the crew subdued the outbreak. There was no panic on board. LORD ROBERTS COMING HERE Famous Fighter to Be Envoy to St. Louis World's Fair. London, April a3.-According to the St. James Gazette the government is consider ing appointing Field Marshal Lord Rob erts as special commissioner to represent Great Britain at the St. Louis exposition. WRAPPED IN MYSTERY SHE GOES TO GRAVE Case of Beautiful Woman Who Dies From Poison in New York Baffles the Police. New York, April s3.-After suffering great agony for more than Ave days, Mrs. L. B. Moorhead, a mysterious young wo man of gret beauty, is dead in a Brook lyn hospital. Altho~h it was known the young wo man hd taken poison, presumably with suicidal intent, no report was made of the case to the pol.ce until late last n .the meantime her husband, who had watched at the bedside of his wife since she was taken to the hospital, had dis ppeared, and all trae o bin has bees mlo RULERS OF CHURCH IN SOLEMN CONCLAVE Cardinal Gibbons Presid ing Over Important Meeting at Capital. Washington. April a~.-Assembled to day at the Catholic unmversity is one of the largest bodies of dignitaries of the church ever assembled in America. At to o'clock the annual meeting of the archbishops-the most distinguished body of the church-convencd In McMahan hall. The deliberations of the body were pre sided over by Cardinal Gibbons and were participated in by all the archbishops ex cept two or three, who were unavoldably detained. The archbishops had under considera tion many questions affecting the Catholic church in America. In addition to Cardinal Gibbons and the most reverend archbishops many of the bishops, clergy and ecclesiastical stu dents of the country are at the university to attend, this afternoon, the laying of the cornerstone of the proposed Apostolic Mission house. This ceremony will occur at 4 o'clock. Cardinal Gibbons will bless the stone "- . ' ...."-.-- ". - --,-",.- --, . . . . t,, , I m RIOT MARKS MEETING OF ILLINOIS SOLONS Members of the Legislature, Angered by a Ruling, Attempt to Pull the Speaker From His Chair. BY ASSOCIAT'E t'arsa. Springfield, III., April 2.1.-Wild dis order arose today in the -house of repre sentatives over municipal ownership bills. Adherents of the Mueller bill. indignant at Speaker Miller's ruling iii favor of the Lindley bill, attempted to pull the speaker from his chair. The speaker raised his voice above the turmoil and declared the house adjourn,'l, thereupon Representative Murray. a Mueller bill man, called for the election of a speaker pro tern. Charles Allen of Ver nillion was elected, but had difliculty in forcing his way to the speaker's chair. The aisles were thronged with a crowd so excited that it was almost a mob. Eventually he miade the passage and Henry lieitler was made clerk. It was found exceedingly difficult, how ever, to accomplish business. It was ii :2o a. in. when the speaker announced the l.indley municipal owner ship bill was a special order on second reading. The first amendment was read, and when the speaker started to put the lnques tion of its adoption to a viva yore vote the house was thrown into disorder. "The amendment is adopted," said Speaker Miller, bringing down his gavel. "You are a liar!" retorted Mr. Allen. BRITISH CONSUL IS PROUD OF AMERICA IY ASSOCIA'IED PRI.SS, London. April 23.--British consul at Chicago, Mr. Wyndham, in his annual re port of Chicago and the whole consular district, gives a glowing account of the great increasing prosperity thereof and pays high tribute to American methods. He expresses the opinion that the pro gress of the countrry is largely due to the opportunity, both in business and employment in this large, young country; the encouragement given to workingemn ; the rewarding of merit: the intimate ac quaintance of the heads of firms with the work of their subordinates; the keen en thusiasm shown by the workmen int the interests of the employers and the abso lute fearlessness on the part of the busi DEAF MUTES STRIKE Oddest Labor Trouble on Record Takes Place in Chicago. BY AS.;O'IATED P'RESS. Chicago, April 3j.--At a signal from their business agent 15o deaf mute elec trical workers in the Automatic Electric company yesterday inaugurated the first deaf mute strike on record. Three hours later the plant, employing almost Soo men, was closed. The strike was declared in four de partments of the plant simultaneously, but the action of the mutes who are the most skillful workers of the company, decided the operators to suspend work for a time. According to information gathered by the police, Mrs. Moorhead took poison Friday in a At of pique following a quarrel with her husband at the Hotel St. George. He immediately gave the alarm. A phyalean called saw there was little ehaee for life, and he ordered that she be taken to the hospital. Moorhead kept repeating to the p hhysiu he must have the woma, if e died hewas ruind. At the hotel it was Tu the husband at first said the woman had attempted sui cide after a little quarrel with him, but later ehaoged Id story, sayi. she had takes polioo b mistake. and Archbishop Kane will deliver the sermon. The occasion will be a notable one n the histblory of universigt. Cardinae Cibbons. There was now a fresh outbreak, mem hers shouting "Mr. Speaker I Mr. Speaker! Roll calll Roll call! " When the reading of the fifth amend nient coxmmenced personal violence against the speaker was threatened. A number of women were sitting on the cuuch in the speaker's stand. "Will the ladies please move out from behind ?" shouted Mr. Allen. "(;et them out," shouted Mr. Sherman. "Get the ladies out; don't act the coward." Uproar Is Great. In the uproar Mr. l.indley was heard to move the previous question on the bill. The speaker put the question and though he could not be heard, the movement of the gavel indicated that the motion had prevailed. At this time a fight broke out on the dtemocratic side. a few feet from the speaker. \\ordell, democrat. and Gladell. republican, were the central figures ; but eight or io other member-4--iin fact almost everylbnly in their immediate vicinity-ap peared to be taking a hand in the melee. It developed afterwards that Wordell had started for the speaker with a menac ing air and tt that ladell had seized him. thus iprecipitating the encounter. ness men in venturing on experiments either in machinery or system that may be Ibriughlt before them. Mr. Wyndham urges the importance of a careful study of the business and manu facturing methods of the LUnitcd Stastes and the adoption of those which are suit able to the countr where trade is sought for. lie considers that sucth a study is in dispensalle to holding trade where Eng lish are active. I his study, however. mutst be prolonged for several months. as a short tay of a day or two in the big cities, so often deemed sufficient by European visitors, is worse than useless, as anyone not acets tomed to their ways at first only sees the bad points and learns nothing. WILL EXPOSE THE SECRETS OF BOODLE Lieut. Gov. Lee of Mis souri Going Back to ' Confess. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Bloomington, Ill., April al.-Liret. Gov. John A. Lee, who has been a fugi tive from the St. Louis and Cole county grand Juries for the past week, is speeIasi toward St. Louis. He is comiog back to tell what he knows about the distribution of boodle in oa-s nection with the anti-slum sltislaion. He left Chicago at 9 o'clock this sorn ing on the Chicago & Alton and is due to arrive in St. Louis at 6:Ia o'clock this evening. JEWS MOBBED AND KILLED IN RIOT tN KISCHENEFF BY AU.OCIATRD PREBs. St. Petersburg, April s3.-Twenty-wve Jews were killed as A l wounded o of them fatally, during enti-sen. at KiscIteneff, capital of B.eesaibi, ao, when a mumber of workmen ou l an attack on the Jewish inhilmtbi . T minister of the interior hes ordered ams wne to restore order to the town and es trict. Loeb Goes to Park. Cinnabar. April 3.--Secretary Loeb and members of the presidents part left here this morning for the prk, where te will meet the president. They will tart.i Lt k Louis tomorrow afternoon. KILLED BY ROCK IN DIAMOND MINE John MoCone Loses His Life While Working With Companions. CRUSH'ED UNDER ROCK THAT FALLS FROM WALLS Injured Man Is Taken to the Hospital at Once, but His Injuries Prove Fatal in a Shoit Time--Mother, Living in California, is Notified of the Acci dent and Its Result. John McCone was crtvheId beneath a mass of falling rock in the )iamondl mine early this morning. The man lived little more than an hour. Six ribs were broken. The right lung, and possibly the liver, was ruptured. Falls From Wall. McCune was helping his fellow-work men to pry away a bit of loose ground at the time. As they did so a large mass of the hanging rock suddenly fell from the haning wall. It carried McCone be. When the other men extricated the in. jured miner 'he was unconscious, 'his entire right side being crushed by a weight of the mass of rock which Ihad borne him down. The ambulance conveyed McCone to St. James' 'hospital. I)r. Alexander attended him. In spite of everythin; that could be done he died at about S o clock. Inquest Set for Friday. A coroner's inquest will be held at 7:3:j o'clock this evening at Sherman & Reed's undertaking establishment, where the body was taken. McCone roomed at sog South Colorado street. He had no family in this city. His wife, in California, was notified of the accident by wire this siiornilg. Until she is heard from no deli ite ar rangements will be made for the funeral. BIG MILL EXPLODES; FIRE AND DEATH , - FOLLOW L)isaster in Milling District of Minneapolis Brings Grief to City. MISSING MAY BE DEAD \V. HI. DAVIS, president. C. II. DOWNS, general manager. W. S. MITCIHELL. JOHIN DOAN. CALR IIAR'I ONE JOHN I)ACLY. JOIIN SI'ETONSKI. JOSEI'i IAFFLI.EUHR. J. JACKSON. MISS CARRIE RECORD. MISS ELLA ROUNDEY. BY ASOit'IAIED PRlSea Minncapolis, April 23.--The North western Star Oil company's plant in the milling district blew up it little before la o'clock and a fierce fire is now raginfg. The plant was totally annihilated and it is said several lives have been lost. Two injured men have been taken to the hos pital. T'here were twenty employes and thus far but eleven have been accounted for. It is believed is persons lost their lives in the explosion. That number are un accounted for, but the ruins are too hot to permit a search. The entire office force, al,parently, was killed. Camp of the African RiRes in the Land of he Tribesnman.--From London Black and White, MESSENGER BOYS IN FOR USING VIOLENCE Preparations to rotten egg the Western Union office were nipped in the bud so suddenly that the striking messengers got a disagreeable shock of surprise this after noon. The management put three men on at a:3o o'clock. The boys immediately got together a supply of decayed fruit and old eggs. They stored their ammunition in a basket at the edge of the sidewalk. Policeman Cassidy ordered them to take the basket and its contents away. Cassidy is detailed at the Western Union. The boys laughed at his dsemad. BRITISH FORCE IN SOMALILAND WIPED OUT BY TRIBESMEN Ten O , ers and 172 Men tinder Command of Col, Col Attacked by Followers of the Late Mad Sullah--Only a F:ew Soldiers Escape. I_4ONG THE MISSING Col. A. W. V. Plunkett Captain Johnston Captain Stewart Captain Olivey Captain Norris Captain McKinnon Lieutenant Gaynor Lieutenant Bell Captain Visey Captain Sims And 48 men of the Second Sikho and 124 men of the African Rifles. *t,* IM,I 1I.1I VI 14II;v .\ L~ondloi, Apt ii i*< he oar office to daty reccivcdfro Itii ?gadicr G eneral Man yiit, inl cflmmitdh o the lritish forrce iI) tfmlhilItl I. "1 dtispatchi, dated so mile westward of G~latdui, Suonalila,,d, April iN, as follows: "I regret to report that the column under the c annnad of Colonel (:oldw, rr I*1 $J fý' Y ,ý 'J~hi3 I'iciurt ¶,howa COloneLc Cobble (an *h1z Ie'ae'grernnel) ,ndt lies Al al I' dr·tirng /ler (ike So~nlis I'xpu'disaou, Froa Len, dv,. Iticck ac Weeci. which left Galadi early in April to recon noiter the road to Walwal, had a most serious check April 17. "On the morning of April 17 Colone, Cobbe was at (;umlerru 40 miles west of Galadi, and had decided to return to Galadi, owing to the serious difculty in finding the road to Walwal and to the shortness of water. Firing Il Heard. "He was about to leave his zarcba (protected camp) when firing was heard in the direction of a small party, under command of Captain Olivey, which had As a result of their refusal to comply with it and an attempt on his part to store old eggs in his pockets young O'Neill, who says he is walking delegate for the Messenger and Pin Boys union, was marched to police headquarters by Cassid". lie was booked onu a charge of malicious mischief. Will Not Be Transferred. ('Io,liado Springs, C('.. April a3.--Thomas F. hiurris, owner of the We\tern league fran chise announces the team will not be trans Terred to Pueblo as contemplated. connottiter. diciII:,I~heI Rllnunel I nnJel wltb It,., le oit lii Stcurtitl bIttaiti, of tile Kmugg Afti itaf Arititt, 48 of 11hr Secanl %.ikhtn aitd twit iitnxiiit Kugt for the extric~atioin of Ca) ,ittin ttivuey if tccrwaury. Aa a matter of faIct Cap;t(aiita ()Iivey had not been engagedl. Colone', l Phlankett, on joining the det'achmlenl , contiluedl to puslih oin. "At ii :4, ('clolerl ('altte heardll a heavy fire in the direction taken by C('lonel tPlunlkett, and abut a taclohk in the afternoll n a fugitive crating in, reported that (tColonel a Iunkett hadlI been cleea;ted with heavy loss. Total Loss Reported. "'lhe news tas lha been fully corroborated since, and I have to report the total loss of Colonel Ilankett's party, with tIhe x clptioni of .17 VaMn, who have arrived. "'lThe latest information, extractled frem the furgitivrs, ii .o tihe ellfec t that l donel Plunkett pushed ol after the cnet'ry's force to the open c'ollultry, seveI mlliles west of (;Gumbarrn, wlhre the was attacked by a stronl force of llaolttellt' troops and the enemy infan,try, wiiu attacked at close quarters. "l e kept back the enellmy for a time, when he formed a a lluadronI and charged with I.ayonlets in tihe direction of 'olonel Cobbe's zarba,. lie Imoved nome dlistance in this taaaeaar, but a great lmany mnaaa, ila. cludiiung (:Colonl i'lulnke'tt, were wonlllded by the ipursuilng encemy. "At last the elry overwhehned the (('ontinuead on Page ouar ) PLUNGES INTO DITCH AND RESCUES A WEE CHILD Big Timber Man's Gallant Work Ranks Him as Hero. SPI'E'IAL TO TIIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Bi, Timber, April as.-Fred Tintinger's a-year-old daughter was nearly drowned here yesterday and would have succumbed but for the prompt action of Fred Sever ance, who Is ranking as a hero today. The Tintinger family reside near a large ditch which carries water to the electric plant. The child fell into the water while play in by the ditchside. Severance, who was near, heard the cries of the other children. and plunging in secured hold of the child's hair just as she sank for the third au last time.