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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXIII. No. 121. BUTTE, MONTANA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. HUMBERT CASE ATTRACTS CROWD Trial of Alleged Swindlers in Paris Draws Visitors of High Degree. SCENE IS DRAMATIC Women Are Cold and Haughty and Men Pic tures of Misery. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Paris, Aug. 8.-The notorious Humbert family today faced a judge and jury to meet the charge of having perpetrated what ex-premier Waldek-Rosseau de scribed as "the greatest swindle of the century." Investigating Magistrate Leydel has de cided to commit Theresa Humbert, her busband Frederick and her brother for trial on the charges of forgery, the use of forged documents and swindling. He dismissed the cases against Eva Humbert (Theresa's daughter) and Marie Duignac (her sister). Public Curiosity Intense. Public curiosity which has followed the fortunes ot the family in the days of its social brilliancy, is again intensely wrought up, the chief interest centering in "La Grande Theresa," who has promised to produce at this trial the mysterious Amer ican millionaires, the brothers Crawford, on whom she based her story of an inher itance of $So,ooo,ooo which she put for ward as the security for the loans she ob tained, amounting to about $So,ooo,ooo. The Palais du Justice was, early this morning surrounded by large crowds eager to gain admission to the court room. A heavy force of municipal guards preserved order. Many excursionists came from differ ent points, the railroads treating the trial as they would a national holiday. Exoursion From Melun. One of the excursions came from Melun, which was the constituency that Frederick Humbert represented in the chamber of deputies and in which was located the famous Humbert chateau with its parks, lakes, yachts, and a fleet of gondolas. Of the thousands who sought admittance only a few hundred of the highly favored gained entrance to the court. Coquelin, the celebrated actor, was among the throng of artists, actors and au thors seeking admission, and when he was turned back he remarked that the trial would be "one of the greatest dramas ever enacted." The scene within the court room recalled the days of the Dreyfus and Zola trials. Has Sombre Hue. The court room is comparatively small, the walls and ceiling, panelled with ma hogany, giving It a sombre hue. The judge's bench formed a high semi-circle at the further end. The presiding judge, Gaston Bonnel, occupied the center of the semi-circle, his associates being Judges Monier, Planteau, Pignard and Du Desort. Bonnel is a man of middle age and bears an expression of benignity, but has a reputation of inflexi ble sternness. The judges wore red silk gowns and velvet caps, which they removed as they ascended the bench. Within a reserved enclosure were the leading members of the bench and bar in black silk gowns and wearing stiff white clothes. To the rear was a small public area, each bearing the name of its distinguished occupant. The audience included diplo mats, academicians and members of the legion of honor. Many ladies were pres ent, their rich, gaily gowns contrasting with the gravity of their surroundings. Carry Lunoheon Bags. Many of the ladies carried dainty luncheon bags, evidently expecting to spend the day in court. To the right of the judges was the prisoners' dock, raised four feet above the floor and brlng ing about the faces of the prisoners against the dark back-ground. They were brought in from the prison of the conciergerie through a subterranean passage leading to the courtroom. As they entered every eye was strained towards them. Theresa Humbert came first, then her husband, Frederick, followed by her brothers, Roman and Emile D'Aurignac. Mmine. Humbert's face was pale fromn her long confinement. Her whole bearing as she coldly surveyed the spectators in dicated scorn and defiance. She wore a broming steel gown and a dainty, round hat, bearing a cut steel ornament and a cluster of white roses. Pioture of Misery. Frederick liumbert was the picture of a crushed and miserable man. He bore a haggard expression, showing more de spair than defiance. His scanty beard has become grey. Emile D'Aurignac has grown thin and cadaverous-looking, but his brother, Ro man, still looks the type of the sleek promoter. Mmine. Humbert had a whispered con ference with her counsel, Maitre Labori, who defended Dreyfus at the Renneb court-martial, while the indictment was being read. There was a large array of ciunsel, representing the numerous interests on both sides. The early hours of the hearing were occupied by the reading of the indictmnent, the formal pleading and the selection of the jury from the regular panel. Mmine. HIumbert frequently interrupted the reading of the indictment with scorn Sful exclamations which could be heard throughout the courtroom. When asked where she lived, she answered "In ariaon." MILES IS OUT; YOUNG IN CHARGE Army of the United States Is Now Under a New Commander. SIMPLE CEREMONIES Retiring General Appears at Headquarters, Where Friends Greet Him. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Aug. 8.--At Ia o'clock to day Lieutenant General Young issued an order in accordance with the order of the president, assuming command of the army of the United States. Previously General Young had .taken the oatty of office in the war department. At Io:3o, under an order issued by Ad jutant General Corbin, the officers of the army In Washington, including also those at Fort Meyer, Va., assembled at the army headquarters and paid their respects to the lieutenant general, General Nelson A. Miles. General Miles arrived in an un dress coat, with no emblems showing his rank, but with. the coat of arms on his shoulders, such as is now prescribed to be worn by all officers. General Young appeared with the three stars of the rank of lieutenant general, although he did not actually begin the office until noon. General Miles will leave tomorrow for San Francisco to attend the annual en campment of the G. A. R. Clerks in the office of General Miles presented him with a handsome silver lov ing cup and a large vase of flowers. SMOKED STURGEON MAN DEAD BY ASSOCIATEiD PRFS$. Catskill, N. Y., Aug. 8.-Captain iEgnor, formerly a well known Iludson river boat man, is dead here. He took part in the stampede of 1849 to the gold fields of California and later was the first man to offer smoked sturgeon for sale in New York. It was then unknown In the city, and, being unable to dispose of his first cargo, Captain Egnor was obliged to throw it overboard. KANSAS IS VISITED BY SEVERE STORM SY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Parsons, Kan., Aug. 8.-Parsons was visited today by the most severe wind storm that ever struck the city, and heavy damage resulted. The new blacksmith and boiler shops of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad were demolished, while in the residence sections many small build ings were wrecked. Several stores were badly wrecked. The front of the Hall STORIES OF CRIME PART OF A PLOT SASSOCI'ATED PRESa. Salonica, Aug. 8.-Many of the alarm ing outrages which are alleged to have occurred recently, such as the blowing up of a bank at Adrianople and a mas sacre at Kilkitch, about as miles north of Salonica, have turned out to have been merely a part of an insurgent program, the carrying out of which was fixed for August a. Their execution was pre maturely announced. Similarly, the dynamite affairs at Ekis son, near Monastir and Monitza were of minor importance. The bridge at Ekisson was only an it foot culvert and was immediately re paired, while the damage to the railway storehouse at Jlonitza was confined to the watchman's hut and a number of telegraph poles. The war minister has ordered a search ing inquiry into the conduct of the com mandant of Kilkitch, who, it is alleged, connived at the escape of the band of so insurgents which recently surrounded the village of Powstalar near Kilkitch. GEN. A. E. WOODSON IS DEAD Army Officer Formerly Stationed in Montana Passes Away. Palao, Kan., Aug. 8.-Brigadier General A. E. Woodson, U. S. A., retired, died here yesterday, aged 6a years. lie was in the military service 41 years. He will be buried in the National cemetery at Arling ton, Va. General Woodson was formerly sta tioned at Fort Assiniboine. He was re tired a few months ago with the rank of a brigadier general. He came to Great Falls from the fort soon after he was notified of his retire ment and while running to catch a train was stricken with heart failure. For a long time he lay near to death, but fi` :, recovered sufficiently to travel. He left Great Falls six weeks ago and has been traveling much of the time since. FAIR WEATHER Washington, Aug. 8.-Weather indl oations - Generally fair tonight and Sunday. UNIDENTIFIED THUG TRIES TO ROB GIRLS An unidentified man attempted highway robbery at the intersection of Jackson and Galena street shortly before midnight lost night. Nettle Smith and Alice Jackson were re turning home after an ice cream expedi tion. They were walking hurriedly. As they approached Mercury street a man sprang out of an alleyway south of 214 Jackson street and snatched the.purtle which Miss Smith was carrying in her left hand. Scream Startles Residents. A startled screamn broke the stillness of the night air and in a moment the entire neighborhood was aroused by a series of terror-stricken cries. As he sprang from the alley the thief threw his right arm around the frightened girl and with his left hand forced her to relinquish the pockettiook. Having secured the purse, he loosened his hold and set off on a run down another alley north of the house. In the course of two or three'mhfttes UPRISING GROWING IN STRENGTH DAILY REBEL BANDS, INCREASING IN SIZE, THREATEN BULGARIAN DISTRICTS. BY ASSot IATE:I) 1'R18. Constantinople, Aug. R.-The insurrec tionary movement in Macedonia appears to be widening. Bands are reported to he active in the San Jak of Uskub and the district of Krushevo, where the government tele graph offices have been dynamited. while in the district of Dibra four Bulgarian vil lages have arisen, prtovokinlg a corres ponding arising in the neighboring Alba nian villages. According to the statements of the porte, however, the authorities have succeeded in calming the Albanians and inducing them to return to their homes. The diplomats here are un.asy, fearl, that the trouble may spread outside the bounds of Macedonia. So long as the trouble is confined to the usual skirmishing bands a1nd occasional dynamite outrages it is not believcd that there will be any serious cause for alarm. Up to the present the action of the ern bassies have been confined to advising the porte to prevent the Musselman population from eng:.ging in fights with the insur gents. Twelve battalions of redeifs in the San Jak of Serfije and the villayct of Monastir have been called out. Dry Goods company building was blown in and six persons were hurt slightly. The storm was severe in the surrounding coun try also, and great damage has been done to the corn crop. Abilene, Kan., Aug. 8.-A terrific hail rain and wind storm swept this part o1 the state 'ast night. Several houses were unroofed. Hail destroyed much young corn planted since the May flood. WELL-KNOWN MEN FIGHT IN A SALOON Tom Hinds and Pat Mcany "mixed" I. the barroom of the Butte hotel last night. An old difference growing out of politi cal fights in which the two had fought side by side is said to have led to the trouble. Hinds, John MacGinniss and others were standing in the barroom discussing WILLIAM J. CLINCH KILLED IN A MINE William J. Clinch was crushed to death in the hoist of Farrell No. a at 7 o'clock this morning. The accident occurred at the 1,ooo-foot level. The body fell down the shaft. It is supposed Clinch was caught by the tim bers of the shaft as the hoist was being lifted. The body was taken to Sherman a Reed's undertaking establishment. Clinch was 35 years of age. Hle leaves a wife and two children. T'he dead man had a home in West Galena street. It is expected there will be a coroner's inquest tonight. IRISH MELODIES COMPILED Chicago Police Superintendent Mekee Up Remarkable List. BY ABSO('IATEDI, 1'aES. Chicago, Aug. 8.-Chief of Police Fran eis O'Neill has compiled a collection of Irish melodies, more comprehensive than any heretofore printed. Many of the airm and dance tunes were siemorized from tle voice of his mother, who sang and lulled at her spinning wheel, and many frelt manuscripts, family heirlooms. The collection will embrace $s,85o pieces; airs and songs, 625; ocarolons compositlons, 15; double jigs, 4r1; sUp jigs, a6; rolls, 38o; hornpipes, sa ; long dances, so; marches and miscellaneous, 8b The setting of many of the pieces is actually played or sung, and experts have examined the books say it will nish a large number of new strains wilL musicians are constantly looking for. there were 5 men on the spot. They came in all sorts of costumes and stages of sleepiness. The story spread that a murder had Ieen conmmitted in the alley. The first mian arrived on the scene just in time to see the thief disappearing in the shadown of the alley. lie gave chase, but was unable to catch the fleeing man. Finds the Purse. Returning to Jackson strect he searched the alley and discovered the purse lying on the ground, open. Loose change was scattered in confused piles for a radius of is feet from the spot where the purse was found. TThr highwayman evidently had lost it in his haste or thrown it away when the pursuit Ieetan. () coutintllg the llney it was foutidl the Ifull stnt contained in the purse, tsbiut $4 .n, was recovered. PiTe girls were unable to give a descrip. ti(n of the man, as he had made his at t.lk from the rear. JUMPS SIX STORIES IN AN EFFORT TO DIE HOMELESS WOMAN IN NEW YORK MAKES DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO END HER LIFE. ItV A.SOt'IAILI) iFI tS. New York, Aug. N.-- Kate Wa;lshi, 5 years old, has tried to end her life 'by Jumpillng from the sixth floor of an apart ,'s-t in West Sixteenth lstee,. Ilhere is a cistern at the hittom of the air shaft and the womain plun.ed through the boards which covered it and ntot the water. The police carried her to the hospit.l, atld there it was found that the injutlus were not serious, despite the great distacm e hIhe had dropped. WVith other homeless won ii of the iciphhorhood, she was in the habit of entering thl side entrance of the apatt in nt house and ,les.pintg in vacant ipart I: cnt5. \\lhlt the woman found the. hlad failedI to etnd her hopeless strugrrlpe -hhe º iC.,rou.ly I. tounced the janitor for lcasing the .is 'irln open. BANK IN RECEIVER'S HANDS Duvalls Bluff, Ark.. Aug. 8.-The bank of Duvalls BIlull has been placed in the S:nds of a receiver. It is alleged that plo,ooo or more of the bank's funds are ini.sing. It is believed depositors will Ie paid in full. BIG AIRSHIP PLUNGES DEEP INTO WATER $Y ASro(lIAfIID I'U.I.. Windewater, VIa., Aug. H.--A partly tuci cs·sful txperinlint with the i5-s fot I.alg Icy airship was made today from the houtse boat in the J'otomnac river off this poilt. Tlhe aerodrume started well in a straight line south with a velocity of ;7 u feet pI r second, and flew for a distance variouhly et tiutatedu at from four to six hundred yarlds. Some deflections in the winllg soot, the recent police raid when Meany caine in. Pat is said to have applied a vile epithet to the well known political worker, which the latter resented with his right. Lefore Meany could return the blow he was on tle floor and spectators pulled the men apart. Meany was taken home. No arrests were made. BERT PHILLIPS IS IN JAIL AT DILLON CHARGED WITH PASSING A WORTH LESS CHECK AT FRANK'S SALOON. hI'E:IAI. T TIIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Dillon, Aug. 8.--Bert Phillips was ar rested here this morning on the charge of passing a worthless check, purporting to tear the signature of Cassius l.cnken dorfer. The check was drawn for $30.5o, but Charles Frank, the saloonman who took it, was suspicious and gave Phillips only $6. l.ater it was pronounced worthless at the State Bank of Dillon. Phillips is not more than 9j years of age, yet he has served a term at Deer Lodge for burglary committed here nearly two years ago. lie was one year in prison. lie has been working at l.enkerdorfer's ranch for some time. DYNAMITE WRECKS BUILDING Macedonian Revolutionists Drop a Bomb in Philliopolis. IY AS.OCIATED PRESS. Philliopolis, Bulgaria, Aug. 8.-A dyna mite explosion occurred today which wrecked a number of buildings in the most thickly populated section of the city. It is said the explosion was the result of police surprising a band of Macedonian revolutionists, who in their conLfulon dropped the bombs. IDAHO TOWN IS FI 4. Coeur L Aline Threatened with Total Destruction by Fierce Fire. LARCEY ESTATE LOSES Big Planing Mill and Yards of Lumber Are Soon Swept Away. ItV ASSI'lAIFll I'ls I ,. Spokniii, Wash.., Aug. 8. ilre hlas ee'nl r.tig ig (i ln ur d'Ai.ne, Idaho, sitce.r liccilt !.to ;I l. I . 'I it clmire Its,1n hats lturnil| not to fight the fla;cn.s ;lidi patll oIf Sps,kanle's lire dll' parl nll wali s s.I n . til y spc.ial trailn. At is a. i. I. i hbig planing mill uand yalrds of thc 4 ~o'lrt d'Alc.n I umltbr ccin party hadi IKen dl stroytd andI the fire w..s rating Kits way through Iloaus of( rldhish t-wdlii lic iicccnlplny's sawmiill. "l1hics i'it is own.ld by lie I.Largy es lllt f iltah. 11ts ic i lei t. o this hour isc rick 'ical at $75,c"". It w:las f(atct the' lite u .silht sw ,cI lithe nitire town, hbut by iihard lightingl it 1icc li in conllinel t lthis one plantl I, , aind III le~ a high wiI risues it is bt licv i tile hto n w illlbe saved. Ihe lire i ts spposti toI have *tarc 'i, from ;I spark or frmc ilushit ci the hiher. MUMMIES ARE NOW A LUXURY American People Must Pay More for imported Article. IcV AS'i il IAI I.I 1'cI1S% New Yolk. Aug. 8.- 'lthe .e;,,i ocf class ilicatioc of the I ited Stailes grenct.li l plaisers has aunouncccld a decisioni whith will be of illterest to persons who import rlmummies. The collector of customis at 'hiladrlpll"i recently assesccd a duly of to per cent advalorenm on a mulrmly. The protest filed by the incporter. is af ficrmed y the bIiard. after the aiunlhi&I'hng c;ils.el it to take a dtownlward corIIrse wlic'h it followed rapl idly and .as, impejlled into the water under the full ,hwer of her engine.. 'liere was suffclient stalm generated' for a rapiil flight of a half or three quarters of a mile. tl'nder the full pressur. e of this for. the lltachi e struc. k the water aulul a illentll ni.mte had disappitiare Ii fromnt v w. 'i he machlijii. w.as recovered. It was cnsilder ably llldamaged. MOB SEEKS LIFE OF BRUTIL NEGRO Ilillabro, Ohio, Aug. R.- There is much excitement here because of the at templlt this mIiornling of ia sob to secure atll hang the negro, Maynard IlHudson, who " hursday night attempted to attack Pen-ll lope Ilindmnan, white, aged tI. A umob of mllore th an oo ment was well organ;ized and the authorities were pIower liss. Wesley Iillle, a policeman, was thrownl down the high jail steps and badly bruised, while James White was covered at the same time by a dozen gunlls. Entrance to the jail was effected, ulnt the negro could not be found, having Iberen taken to Chillicothe for safe keepltlg shortly before by Sheriff Elhin. The lmob was now dislhauled, ibut the menlt are under orders and will renew thie search as soon as the ne:gro cain l.e lo cated. In view of the trouble a few evenings ago between whites and blacks it is feared a race wiar is ilminlenllt. DFPARTMENT STORE COMBINE Tren-tonl, N. J., Aug. H. The ('aslh Iluy ers' union, the firs-t ;natiolnal co(-operative society, with an authorized capital of $5,ooo,0oo, has been incorporated here to conduct department stores and to transact kindred business. One of the peculiarities of the charter is the provision that the company maay en ter into contracts with officers and stock holders and with any stores in which 'it may have interest. The impression prevails here that the company has for its object the acquiring of large department stores throughout the country. WBASEIALL TODAY Following is the score by Innings of game in progress at Butte this afternoo!m BUTTE .... "·V" SALT LAKE ..® .00OO" FIVE DIVORCES IN THIRTY MINUTES Judge Clancy Performs a Remarkable Feat in the District Court. MANY TALES OF WOE Mismated Couples Bare Their Griefs to the General Public. Five diiorci'es grant'd in .i nii taites wais th1 Icit perltrnld by Judige t lancy this Ini tlllillag. 'I hie . ictat:ll tl thought the achitirvt'int gonl inItotutgh fIr I I takota divorce court. Attornecys IlrcIen & Lynch hailiel Ilrege of the' cast's, and the coutll ritak, L d to Mr. I.yn1h, who w,is ill c-ourt coludtlinl hliks like Ilk,' you're ging to *hy'vi. the whole cntll v he:re." Mr. I.ynch mode.stly explainied th.,t tuh busiin.vt hald een piiling up for som1i tinlt, while the court wa;i trying thile Nippe Case. List of Divorces. 'The dlivlt s gr.llk. wiL. is .s i'll.wl\ ! W ill, l n . Ilhnti. r (f I 11 I ti I i. Iy rt14 ter, .bandl mnl,'n ; Chath I I .tlly front .I ,, ,' J. ( .Io ly, h bth 11.11 1i11 1111. . ,511'(e; s i ltlon . t111,1 n n ,pp lt l 1Y . . Inty I. icppr from J hlit i qippl,'r. rin.!:', ,IIII. ln ut., tian ft,111 Alh,l t i(L u i. 1, 'i. d 't om.. , .itIml l l tI . 1 1 I4 - . Mr. I slGr ets Up and hGoes. .,,icl I I.)dl i tt.1 h 1' inl Im 8, an ,I s it c.* trrted ApI. I 1 ., "Dlld +,h' hl\e any r.51 ,, to ,.sh 1dolum yonu ?" l0 \'.s . oel.t "Not ,I. I know ll. h,'I, i it Ilit ILst yla', in Apr e." "Dill y).1 1 ,.upp.s her?" "It st I ~11hi," "Di1l shT, hite v without youlr can , *lt?'t Get Up and Goes.y. "N , " s1ir, she dilon't hve. any wi-h Ironl Iil to i t II vi' sihe jlst Igutl Ip1 aldl I, fl.' lThio ulli iye t,"tin ic, he h.l a-kule Lydha to I hurnt, ;ud that she hadi he. tlined. "lDil she nay why?" the court iasked. "No," said Bloyce. The ('a hlyr were mlarl itd ill litte, Illbruilm y :.', s1il l. "Mr. utlsly, tll lhe courtt i what way you'r wife was inltewl.ratell," h liIi wyer "\tW ll, it is just as :.l4a4lt d i 1( th 1Con. plaint. Slih was hai itually int-xiitedl s. she could nut do h( r huu, hohld work;' S'tlIdy said. "She drinks to druumkennet.ss" lthe courti, qutried. "YNs, sir," was thi reply, nid the court waIs hsatis. l. Mrs. Rimte te.lified hullt ishe list saw uigg inl 11497, although thley wie l llar rie l oly tlihe year belit,' i New 'York. Iher father anld u.lther, miled by lier, sup. pot ,'d the one child, who wn, 'ix )1arS 'l. She wias given the cshild. Many J. and Jihn I(tippr were itn iedt ini Michigan iin i', and lthre str. i'ir chilirni. Mi( . Itippl r was given the youngest child, which she said .ube has inI her t t~odly, nlld tie itdher two, inll I(itipcr's 4.a1nt', were ntt i l. ntioled i llt Ie d l ler. "lie kinkii tIme frtom tthe kilt hen door to the dining rmnts door, andll wi ll I got up he knocked ilne dowel tigain," said Mrs. (ipper, testifying 1to i ippter' t cruelty. 'he conduct h:aI been repe'ted ,bud her life threatrnedl by Ripper. "('oldn't you codwlne the mat ter? The Christian religion says that when smitten ill one check you ought to turn the other,'t the court smid. "No," was Mrs. Ripper's reply, with cit phasis. Mrs. Mumrpnty, her witness, proved to be an utwilling aid to her freedom. She dieclared on tine sltand with the assrtiol that she knew niothing of the Itiper's trou bhts. "Yiu know a little; tll us that," said Jutlge Clancy. Hears the Quarreling. "I know nothing almuit it. I was in one room and lthey were quarreling in another. I hlafpened to be unfortunate enouj4]i to be a ineighnor of hers. That's all I know,'5 snapped Mrs. Murphy. "Well, you saw her black eyc" the law yer said. "Yes; sIe had it. I don't know where she gut it or how," the witnesll replied. "You heard the war goinl on, didn't you ?" said the court. "1 did," she admitted, and she was per. mitted to leave the courtroom while the divorce was granted. Mrs. Ruttan and Ruttan were uiarried in lilon in 18,.4, and sile and a lady friend testified that Ruttan did not sup. port her, and she was given the one child, a girl 8 years old. PASSENGER TRAIN IN WRECK ,Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 8.-The Mil waukee and St. Paul fast passeiger trail collided with a light engine near Caprolt today. Both engines were wrecked and the engineer of the passenger train slightly hurt. No passengers were hijured, al though several were__adly shaken up.