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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL. XXIII. No. 123. BUTTE, MONTANA, TUE8DAY, AUGUST 11, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ONE HUNDRED BODIES ARE FOUND Wreck in the Underground Electric Ry. Tunnel in Paris Claims Many. HEAPS OF CORPSES Work of Recovering Dead Marked by Agonizing Scenes. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Paris, Aug. r.--Nearly 1oo bodies have been recoveredi and the death list probably will exceed too in the Metropolitan Elec tric Underground railway disaster which ocurred here last night. The accident, which occurred on the Metropolitan Electric railway, assumed the proportions of an awful catastrophe during the early hours today when more than four score of bodies of the burned and suffo cated victims were removed from the sub terranean passage. Work Being Pushed. The work continues and indications are that the death list will perhaps exceed five score. 'The scenes at the mouth of the tunnel where the victims were brought forth were of the most heartrending description crowds of weeping men, women and chil dren struggling forward in an effort to rec ognize their missing relatives and friends. 'Most of the victims are from the mid dle and working classes, as the trains were carryins them home from their work. Although the accident occurred last evening the officials and firemen were un able to descend into the tunnel until this morning, owing to the blinding clouds of smoke from the burning train. Taken to Hospitals. Frequent attempts were made by heroic volunteers whom it was necessary to res cue, half suffocated, and carried away to the hospitals. At 3:1 o'clock Sergeant Ahrens, wear ing a respirator, succeeded in making the desecnt. lie remained seven minutes and brought the first information to the effect that corpses were strewn all about the roadway of the tunnel. Then he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. Twenty minutes later firemen forced their way down through the tunnel at Menilmonant and returned soon after ward with seven bodies-three men, two young boys and two young women. Overcome by Smoke. Three person had been asphyxiated, as their positions showed they had been grop ing their way through the smoke when they were overcome. The work of bringing up bodies went on steadily after that, under the personal di rection of Prefect of Police Lepine, who summoned a large reserve force to hold back the surging crowd, including the relatives of the victims. At the second descent the firemen found a great number of bodies near the ticket office of the station, where many had evi dently been overcome while seeking tickets. Endeavor to Run. They had been surprised by the columns of smoke and had sought to run back up the stone stairway leading to the street. A struggle had ensued and some escaped but the others had been trampled on. One woman had fled within the ticket office, where her body was found. At the station of Les Charonnes the same scenes of death and despair had been enacted. The accident occurred midway between the stations, so that the work of salvage proceeded from both ends of the tunnel. In addition to the blinding smoke the tunnel belched forth a tcrrific heat, as one of the trains was slowly burning within. The firemen succeeded in throw ing several streams of water in the direc tion of the wreck, while firemen and mili tary engineers at great hazard pushed on inside the tunnel. They brought out two bodies and soon afterwards three more. Mass of Bodies. Further on the firemen stumbled upon a great mass of bodies. These were the passengers of the burned train. They had leaped from the coaches when the fire broke out and grouping through the suffo eating clouds of smoke sought the exit at Lea Charonnes station. But the tunnel makes a sharp turn near the scene of the disaster and at the angle the entire mass of humanity apparently became tightly wedged in. The panic which took place at this point within the dark subterranean passage muat have been terrible. Cries of Agony. As the firemen brought out the bodies agonizing cries went up from women and children who recognized their dead hus bands and fathers. About 7 a. mn. the bodies of to women were brought out in a bunch. The bodies of two little girls ahd three infants were found with them, clinging to their moth ers. SHERIFFS HOLD A MEETING Interstate Association of l8euths As sembles at Omaha. BY ASSOCIA'ITED) 'H.M. Omaha, Aug. z.--The twelfth annual convention of the Interstate Sheriffs' asso clation convened here today, with nearly goo sheriff's present from Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, lilinois, North Da kota, South l)nkota, Minnesgota, Wis consin and W'yominlg. The delegates were welcomed by SherilT Powers of Omaha. The session will continue three days. DEATH CLOSE IN GREAT WRECK Crowded Passenger Train Derailed, Two Score Persons Injured. THE RAILS SPREAD Men and Women Are Cut and Bruised-None Are Killed. BY ASIOCIATED PREIS. Sedalia, Mo., Aug. ti.-The northbound Missouri, Kansas & Texas flyer, train No. 6, due here at a :45 o'clock this morning, was derailed and ditched two miles north of Schell City, Vernon county, at 1i :3o o'clock last night. Twenty-one passengers were injured, but no one was killed. Spreading rails caused the derailment. The wreck was one of the worst the road has had in years and the track will not be cleared until late this afternoon. All Badly Wrecked. The postal car, combination mail car and a chair car were badly wrecked, while three others were derailed. The engine with the first car of the train plowed about :So yards before it stopped, tearing up the track. The in jured are: MRS. ELLA FOSTER, New Bloomfield, Mo., bruised about head and shoulders. MRS. O. T. BACON, Wichita Falls, Tex., slight bruises on head. CIIALMER Mcl'lPtERSON, Waxahatchie, Tex., slight bruise on head and scalp wound. MRS. MAMIE ALLEN, Ranger, Tex., back sprained. MRS. D. II. BROWN, Lockhart, tax., left wrist broken. J. G. ALEXANDER, chief of police, Dallas, Tex., head cut. 1MRS. J. G. ALEXANDER, head cut. P. H. CASIIION, Yont, Mo., bruised about shoulders. D. E. NIPP, Collinsville. Ill., knee bruised. D. M. COGSWELL, Walling, Tex., bruised thigh and knee. I'ETER SMITH, Furniss, Pa., bruised and leg hurt. JOHN SCIIMOLTEN, arm hurt. W- RIGHT, Sedalia, Mo., postal clerk, sprain. W. F. LANDRUM, Sedalia, Mo., postal clerk, arm and leg bruised. SCOTT MORRISON, Sedalia, hand cut. S. E. \\'ARE, Cleburn, Tex., bruised thigh. W. If. GRAIIAM, Sedalia, hand cut. II. M. GRAHAM, Sedalia, Mo., shoulder wrenched. W. L. IIAMILTON, St. Louis, wrist broken. W. W. WOOD, Clinton, hip bruised and face cut. LINCO()I.N IIIGHITER, St. Louis, porter, leg sprained. Sent to Hospital. The injured were taken to Nevada on the regular train this morning and sent to the hospital. Many more are badly hurt. SLIGHT CHANGES ARE MADE Montana World's Fair Executive Com mittee Talks Over Buildings. Slight changes and alterations were made in the plans for the Montana build ing at the meeting of the executive corn mittee, Montana commission to St. Louis World's Fair this morning. The receipt of proposals from con tractors was authorized. It was stipulated that all bids must be accompanied by the sum of $Soo as a guarantee of good faith. Proposals must be in the hands of the architects by September to. Plans and specifications for Montana architects will be found at the office of Link & Carter, architects. This afternoon the committee is con ferring with Professors Welch, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Young, City Superintendent of Schools Edwards, secretary of the state board of horticulture, and Winchell, of the state school of mines regarding the Educational, horticultural and mineral exhibits. MORE TESTIMONY IS TAKEN Humbert Trial Resumed, With Mme. Theresse Decidedly Emphatic. ,Y ASSOCIA'tE PREss. Paris, Aug. I I.-When the Humbert trial was resumed today M. Parmentier, who once represented the Crawford brothers in their suits, was examined. He said Henry Crawford engaged him in October, 1895, as his lawyer. Henry told him that one of his relatives died at Nice, leaving the bulk of his fortune to Mme. Humbert, but a second will was dis covered changing the disposition of the inheritance. M. Parmentier gave details of the com plicated litigation, maintaining his belief that the Crawford brothers actually ex isted. Mine. Theresse frequently inter rupted, denying M. Parmentier's state ments. ONE KILLED, ANOTHER HURT Wreck on the Wabash Road in Illinois Brings Disaster. BY A5SOCIATk:U EssI. Bloomington, Ill., Aug. Ii.--The derail ment of a Wabash fast freight train at Red Dick, Ill., last night resulted in the death of Engineer Albert Hulskep of Chi cago and serious injury to Fireman Harry McDonald and Brakeman William Crup pies, both of Decatur. The train was about to cross the inter locking plant connecting the Wabash with the Three I road when the derailing switch was found against the former train. The property loss was heavy. Shaken by Earthquake. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Malta, Aug. i: --A violent shock of earthquake, lasting a minute, was felt here this morning. HOT ON TRAIL OF MAYOR MULLINS Attorney for Man Who Lost Money Is Deter mined to Get It. HIS HONOR OBJECTS Executive Holds Coin and Refuses to Turn Over Same on Demand. Attorney William Newton, who repre sents M. H. Gibbons, a railroad teleg rapher, who lost $1,000 in a IButte resort while in this city some time ago, and whose money is in the hands of Mayor Mullins, is hot on the trail of the mayor with the determination to force the latter to give up Gibbons' coin. The mayor refuses to produce, and he has been sued in the district court for the $i,ooo, and also for $2oo for the trouble he is causing Gibbons and the at torney to recover the money. Set for This Morning. The case was to have been called up in Judge Clancy's court this morning. At torney Newton was present in the court at to o'clock, but Judge Clancy was not there and the matter had to go over. Mr. Newton first tried to get the money from the mayor without suit, but failed. Gibbons lost his money in a "shooting gallery" in East Park street, run by a man named Charles .1yer. Gibbons, who is a Southerner, came to town for a good time. lie met a man from Virginia and another from the Blue Grass country and they circulated until Gibbons was "lit up." Then Gibbons found himself in I)ycr's place. Recollection is Hazy. His recollection of what happened after that was necessarily hazy, on account of the mint juleps, lie had a certificate of deposit for $575 and one for $4J5, both on the First National bank of Pittsfield, Ill., in his pockets. They represented his earnings, and were drawing 3 per cent interest. According to his story, the only thing he rememlbers distinctly of the transac tions in )yer's place was that the men from the Old Dominion and the Blue Grass country soon had his certificates for $S,ooo and were demanding that he Indorse them. "1 indorsed them, and I believe it was a good thing I did," he said afterwards, "because I think they would have killed rtlc." Dyer got the papers, and later Mayor Mullins, aided by the police, secured pos session of them. Circumstances forced Gibblons to leave Butte, and he never re gained possession them. Works on Railroad. Since leaving here he has worked feeor the Oregon Short l.ine road in half a dozen places in Idaho, and Mr. Newton has been employed to recover the money. At Mr. Newton's first interview with the mayor, when he preferred a request for his client's coin, the mayor demanded his authority as the representative of Gibbons. The attorney displayed letters and a power of attorney from Gibbons, employing him, but the mayor said he would have to sue to get the coin. Newton sued. Then Mayor Mullins complained he had been misused. New ton offered to take the money and dismiss the suit at his own cost, but the mayor still clung to the cash. Files a Demurrer. Through Attorneys Templeman and Davies he filed a demurrer and a motion demanding that Newton show his author ity to sue for the money. The latter was prepared to "show" the mayor this morn ing, he declared, having his power of at torney and a half dozen letters from Gib bons ready for the purpose. He says the mayor shows great tenacity in keeping the $m,ooo, but that the latter does not deny having the money, nor set up any claim to own it, J. L. Wines is employed to assist Newton to recover the lost $1,ooo. Now in Winnipeg. Dyer, the man who ran the "shooting gallery," was last heard of from Winn. peg, and has letter said he had secured tlhe option on the privileges at the fair that was to be held there, and that he thought he was sure of getting the big bunch there. Gibbons was at Opal, Wyoming, when he last wrote to his attorney, and he had not lately tied up with any "Louth'nuhs," so far as is known. CORN MAKES OO0 PROGRESS Weather Bureau Issues Encouraging Crop Bulletin. WVashington, Aug. It.-The weather bu reau's weekly crop bulletin says: Corn is making favorable progress in the central and western portions of the corn belt, but in the upper Ohio valley and mid. lle Atlantic states the outlook is less prom. ibing. Rains have checked the progress of spring wheat harvests which, however, is now general throughout the spring wheat region. Harvest is rapidly advancing throughout Oregon and will soon begin in Washing. ton. 6,000 MINERS ARE NOW IDLE Nearly All the Properties in Cripple Creek District Closed. Cripple Creek, Colo., Aug. t t.-Prae. tically all the mines in this district, exe.t the Portland and those operated by ;. Woods Investment company, are closwa 9s consequence of the union miners' strlbe, which began yesterday. The number he miners on strike is estimated at 6,ooo. WOULD TAKE LIFE EASY IN JAIL George Howard,Convicted Train Robber, Wants To Return. APPEAL IS PENDING State's Prisoner Says He Desires to Be in Silver Bow Bastile. Gcorge Howard, who with George Cole, robbedlI the Burlington flyer on the flat six miles froum lButte last Janulary and created one of the biggest trailt robbery senlsa tiolns in the history of Butte, and who is doling .lo years in the penitentiary for his crime, wants to be brought back from Decr L.odge to the county jail, there to stay tmlil the supremne court either grants or rofuses him a new trial. Files the Petition. Today Attorney Alex Mackcl, lloward's counsel, filed a petition in the district court asking that tribunal to grant Howard a certificate of probable cause. If the certificate Is granted. Howard will be brought back ft the Itutte hastile. If it is not granted and the supremle court upholds the decision against grant ing it, Howard will memain where is is during the pendency of his appeal. Signed and Settled. The petition says the statement on mo tion for a new trial and the bill of ex ceptions on aplpeal to the supreme coumrt have been signed, settled and allowed by the trial court, and that fromm themn it ap pears that there is Iprobable cause for the belief that the trainm rubber will be granted a new trial by the upper court. (;corgi ( Col, the youthful highwayman whou assisted HIoward, whose alias was Joe Kirby, plealded guilty to the crime, and is now doing au years at Deer .odlge. Howard got to years more thanl his confederate becamuse lie was all ex convict, and the law adds to years for a prior con viction, the maximum punishmbment for grand larceny, the crime hoth men were chiirgcd with, breig 20 years. Takeks Long Time. It takes so long for the suplmremlle court to pass on allppeals that if Howard is brought back here he will be in the jail for a year before his case has beni. linally settled. 'The practice of keelping such men In the counlty jail is mnot Ilomked on with fam or by the county oicials, as themir ke'leping is expensive and the Iopplrtunity to break out may arise at any time. BANK CASHIER IS MISSING Depositors Fear That $20,000 Has Gone With Him. nY AS.Sho IA IIa, PaIsa.q. Cincinnati, Aug. I .---J. K. Brown, cashier of the Union bank at New Ilollmall, has been mysteriously misslag since SIt ui day. There is great exciteoent there among the depositors, whose funds iin the bank approximate $Soo,ooo. It is believed, however, that this ;amount will be found intact when the safe shall Iw opened bIy experts, Brown only having the combllination. Cashier Brown's condutet has always been regarded as exemplary. It is feared he, has uet with foul play. LOOKS ON LYNCHING AS RIGHT Speaker at Mob Conference Approves Killing for Certain Crimes. aY ASSOaIAITED 'lPRESS. C(hautauqua, N. Y., Aug. Is.--Unique lamorng all summer gatherings is the "allau, conference" now in progress here. 'lhe increase of mob spirit shown by feudls, lynchings, riots, assassinations and other lawless happenings gives great ilm portance to this conference. Among the distinguished speakers was John Ternmple Graves of Atlanta, Ga., who sploke on "The Mob Spirit of the South." lie defended lynching as a remedy for certain crimes. BASEBALL MAGNATES MEET Presidents of the Various Leagues Gather in New York. aY AIs..CIA ED PRESS. New York, Aug. II.-I'resident John son of the American league; President Pulliam of the National league and Presi dent Powers of the Eastern league, repre senting the minor leagues, held an in formal meeting today. The proposed new national agreement was discussed. It was decided to in. crease the committee to nine members in stead of three. The meeting was then adjourned until August 5s, when the committee of nine will meet again at Saratoga. SEPTEMBER 21 IS THE DATE National Guard Shoot Will Be Held Near Lake City, Minn. lY ASSOCIA'ED PRESS. St. Paul, Aug. si.-Adjutant-General Libbey has received word from the Na. tional guard of Illinois accepting Septem ber Ia as the date for the interstate con test for the Washburn trophy. The trophy is now In the possession of the Illinois guardsmen. George Lee Dies. George Lee, for many years a resident of Butte, died today of paralysis. Mr. Lee had for several years been the proprietor of a coal and wood company on Front street. He was 8r years of age. He leaves several sons and daughtere. POPE FAINTI /HII r MASS Over-Exertion on the Part of New Pontiff Brings About Collapse. PANIC IN CHURCH Doctor Among Worship ers Rushes Forward to Care for Patient. IIY A),SO' 2I IFtIl ItrSS., Rolte, Aug. 1 1, 1t t:o a. Ul.--Pope Pil X hald a 1.inting lit this morning while ce'br.tting llmatut. li l holin ess soon re The popeI has tren over-exerting him self to .such an extent that his naturally strong constitutionl was unable to hear the strain. put upon it by the coronation cerellollnie . Unable to Stleep. Such htas bhee the cTefct on hiis nerves that 1e has been unable to sleep for whole niights, while nunlerous receptions yesterday malde matters worse. Last night Iiis holiness was greatly agl I'OPB PI'l M S X. I'Who fainted ,whtile celebrating mass this ,morning. tated. still he insisted on admitting this morning to hear his mass all Venetians who h-ad journleyed to lRoIne purposely to attend the corol;iatlon. T'hey lnlumbered bnout .o00 when the 11ass Ibgani ill thile I'auline chapel and the air wa, vitiated with the temperature albove 9po degrees. Throws Out His Hands. Pope 'iusi was seen to grow paler and paler, finally throwing out his hlandhs as if seeking support. lie would have fallh' had not Mgr. Itressan, his private chaplalin, lIte'i quick to catch him. It is inpossibtle to ldescribe the con fusion and alarml among the worshiperi while the Ipope lay lontionless and UIlceon scioius witli lis ey .c etlotIYtl. Fortunately. almong the Viene ti:ans pIres rnt was I)r. I)avei'nisa, who for nine years has trwin the Ipope's attending physician at Venice, but haId h.i 'it called onlly once durillg that time to treat a sore throat. Immediate Assistance Given. l)r. iavrensa gave the ponmtiff iil llmidiate asisi;atllic'i, while the II l 'senl gelrs telephoned I)r. l.appoli. The latter rushedl ti the vatican but did not arrive ultil a:fter the pope had beenl restored to conscii,iusiless and taken to his own alpartelttlnts. Overcome by Strain. Just a week has elalpsed since the elec tion of l'ius X and he has been already overcome by the uncilcustomed strain of his pontifical duties. T'he fainting spell this morning is coo silered to Ihe due to heast weakness ag gravated by fatigtue. It constitutes the first victory of his entourage, which has in sisted that hie should take the change froml his previous life less strenously. Even though he disappointed some peo pie, they argue that he should not concede audiences to all coiners and to render him self less accessible. I)r. I.apponi recom iended the pope to take a complete rest. lie ordered all audiences postponed. The pope, however, cannot understand the necessity of sparing himself and said to 1)r. Lapplni : "I aml stronger than Pope L.eo. Why should not I do what he did?" Trains for Duties. It was explained to him that I.eo when elected began by taking a fortnight's per fect rest anll thereafter gradually trained himself to his new duties. Moreover, l.eo's peculiar constitultion did not need exercise in the fresh air which an ordiiary healthy man does. At noon P'ope Pius was reported to be almost restored to his normal condition, but was keeping to his room, as he fee's occassionally a slight palpatation of the heart. The pope ardently wished to receive to day the Austrian ambassador, who was to present his credentials, but he was per suaded to renounce his intention, not only in this case, but with regard to all the audiences which were fixed for tomorrow. Looks Like Vannutelll. London, Aug. i~.--The Catholic Ilerald announces that Vi.nenzo Vannutelli will be papal secretary of state. PARTLY CLOUDY Washington, Aug. 11.-Weather In dications-Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesdq. ,LIPS SEALED REGARDING GUN Recaptured Prisoners Re fuse to Tell Where Pistol Came From. IN DARK OUNCEON Ortoff, Who Held Up the Jailer, Weighted Down With Irons. F:lank t)rtofT, after tweo days and nights in a dunlgeon, with an )regeon lboot oni his leg, refeuses absolutely to tell who brought the revulter to the jail. "lctiunex gave the giul tou ie," is all he will aay. Sijnce the jail d1 livery Snilday evening the sherif's otlliee is nalking strriuous enlolT to ascertlain who lfurnidhed the weapon used by O)rtult ill holelicg upt Jailer William liolan. The failure of the :frlicers to get a clue Is due to the fact that Ortoff will niit give the desired Informatlon. Refuses to Talk. Whlen Oitll was recaltliredl Sunday evenling lie stated that the jail lbreatk had been ilcannied by him and I.eneox. F:url ther t han tllis ()rtuff refured to tell. li msaid that lie did not wish to get any body else into troulble. IIe w.la, lhl".e' ils the dark cell at the county jail to think il Over. ,The officers are of the opinion that I woman ihandedl tIe gic its to the ee isaners S.etday nmorning. An aequaintei .cee of Felker's is thoullght to be Ithe oler. Lennox, Ma lti ni al ellkcer lhave had frequent visitors. They were mlu.ltly sea. tlilentul women who h.ew .st al.ge. i;tlraCe tlhns In men who hlad taken the lise, of their fellow men. Sympathy Excites Sympathy. The one who excitedl the iemost sympalthyl amllong tile women visitors was le,.lker. I11 was younllger anlld a lsmootllher talker. It is thought it was, through his in. fluence that the revolver was smniugtKled inlo the jail. In the meantlie OrtTff, grimly deter. mined, sits in tetal darkness with n heavy weight attached to onie leg, steadflastly loyal to the unknown friend. Whetler he will tell or not is a matter of conjeccture, but it is thle opilioul of the oflicers that he will cint. No Trace of Fugitives. 'Ilhere was cno cnews this imornling from the lugitives'. P'osse after Iposse returllled fruium the clhase, tired uand ldusty, with the same discouragilng reporlt. No onle had seen I.e itux, (oudgers or I;lker csilcee the l'}eThis afternloonl asllcial of mlren were sea't dOWen the (;reat Norlherll as far as lternice wilth ilstructions to watch the railroad and the mUountait trails. 'lhis Iemorningl g ai amusing incidenl t hap pened ablout four mliles niotth of 1'Walker. ville. IBert Tower of Ilhtte, a well knowe minc. ing enginiicr, was looking over ground whlenl a shelrillff' puose camcle upoun himll. In Prospect Hole. Mr. Tower was in a prnospect hole wlhen the e.uuadl reole up. lie was taken for one of the fugitives aeed was ordered to hold up his hand+. Ilis halnds prompllltly went up and he wailed for the ollicers to come and find thlcir misctake. Apologies followeld ani Mr. T'ower fell greatly relieved wlen tile silnister looking rfles were lowered. KNOX SEES THE PRESIDENT Departmental Matters Are Discussed at Length. Oyster Bay, Aug. I I.--Attorney (;en, er;li Knox arrived here today from New 1irk, w:'cre he has lern for two days ia conferrence wi.i leading rlepublicans and financiers. lie was driven directly to Sagamore lill. 'the announcement Is made that the attorney general came to discuss departs mental matters with the president. (One of these matters is the Littauer Lyonl glove contract case, one phase of which was referred by Secretary Root to the atb turney general with a view of having the department of justice recover, if possible certain sumns of money paid by the govy (.erlmllent under the glove contract. COUNCIL IN SPECIAL SESSION Repeal of Tax Levy Resolution Wtli Be Taken Up. The city council will meet tonight in special session. The meeting was called by the mayor to repeal the resolution passed at the last meeting providing for a tax levy and passing another resolution. T'his is necessary, because the first reso lution did not fix the general levy at the required amount. The council will also discuss resolution No. 446 relating to the payments of war rants, This requires warrants to be passed by the council before being paid. It has worked a harship on the treass urer and proved of no material benefit. ASKS DAMAGES FOR INJURIES Woman Who Fell on a Bidewalk De* mends $6,000. Mrs. Annie Coughlin today sued the city of Butte and Shackleton & Whiteway, contractors engaged in constructing the new federal building, to recover $s,ooO damages and costs. She says lhe stepped on a plank and fell down; was bruised, made sick, sore and disabledl injured Ins ternally, and caused to suffer "terrible mental and bodily anguish and agony."