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VOL. XXIII. No. 130. BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TIMELY TOPICS HOLD -THE MEET Interesting Addresses Are Made at Trans-Miss issippi Congress. TO HELP COUITRY Development of West and Foreign Possessions Are Urged. BY ASSOCIATED 1Ss1,. Seattle, Wash., Aug. :9.-Elaborate en tertainment at the hands of the Seattle committee, the attendance of an unusually large number of prominent men of the Trans-Mississippi region as delegates, the wide range of topics coming up for con. siderailon, discussion and action, and the bhigh order of Its deliberations mark the fourteenth annual convention of the Trans Mississippi congress now in session in this city. Vioe President Named. Yesterday afternoon the delegations from the different states and territories conferred and appointed members of the several committees and elected their re epective vice-presidents for the ensuing year. Today the committees organized and got into working order for the business on hand. Today opportunity was afforded for the introduction of resolutions and a num ber of these are now in the hands of the resolutions committee for consideration and report. Many Important Addresses. The addresses scheduled for today's sessions included "The Port of Galveston, Child of the Trans-Mississippi Congress," by Edward F. Harris of Galveston; "The Navigable Waterways of Washington," by Major John Millis, U. S. engineer; "The St. Louis World's Fair and Its Relation to the Trans-Mississippi Trade with the Orient," by John Barrett; "The Philip pines," by Truman G. Palmer, secretary of the National Beet Sugar association; "Trade Future of the Great Northwest," by George H. Maxwell, chairman of the National Irrigation Executive board; 'Ir rigation," by F. H. Newell, department of the geological survey, and "The Com mercial Importance of Good Roads," by W. R. Richardson, secretary of the INa tional Good Roads association. Called to Order. The congress was called to order shortly after so o'clock and an invocation was pronounced by Rev. Dr. Matthews. Edward F. Harris addressed the assem bly upon "The Port of Galveston-Child of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Con gress." This was followed by an address by Major John Millis, engineer corps U. S. A. Major Millis chose as his topic "The Navigable Waterways in the State of .Washington." He was followed by John Barrett, min ister to Argentine and recently commis sioner general to Asia for the Louisiana Purchase exposition, whose subject was "The St. Louis World's Fair and Its Re lations to Trans-Mississippi Trade With the Orient." Truman G. Palmer, secretary of the Na tional Beet Sugar association, addressed the congress, saying in part: "We are trying to develop a vast arid country where people say we can grow walking sucks if we but remove the fer rule, stick them in the ground and water them. Sparsely Settled Country. "In a sense that is true. We have sparsely settled country, the centers of population are far removed, and for ex port or surplus crops we are restricted to those which are sufficiently valuable to stand long haul transportation charges. "The great staple crops of the East, in cluding corn, wheat, oats, rye and barley, cannot be profitably grown under irrigs tion and shipped across the continent. Poultry and eggs, the great minor product of the East, can only be produced here for local consumption. "We cannot make butter here and ship it East with competition with other butter. We can grow several crops of alfalfa here a year against the one annual hay crop of the East, but a long haul of freight charges prevents our shipping it away, And so it goes with nearly everything. "The farmer in the East has at his back door a village of s,ooo, so,ooo or ao,ooo people which will take every surplus pound of everything he can produce, be it fruit, vegetables, cereals, poultry, hay, butter or stock. Village of Rabbits. "The farmer of arid America has at his back door a village of Jack rabbits, coyotes and rattlesnakes. We of the arid West are exceedingly limited as to what we can produce and find a profitable market for, and it behooves us to guard most jealously the few products we can ship to advantage. "We can turn our ranges and our alfalfa and our beet put up into stock and find a market for it. We can grow special fruits and ship to the Eastern market, but aside from the product of California, what do they amount to as compared to the fruit crop of the United States? "And so in the matter of vegetables. No use to blind ourselves to facts. They. are too stern realities to be ignored. We can produce to perfection any temperate zone crop in the world, but we can ship but few of them to market. "Now what else do we, or can we, grow that we can ship out in any consid. erable quantitles? I will tell you of one, the only one I know of. 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DOCUMENTS PHOTOGRAPHED Inter Mountain Presents Pictures of Papers Filed in Government Land Office. "Born in Michigan, now a resident of Idaho." The above will be noted by the careful reader as a prominent statement contained in the affidavits published today by the Inter Mdountain In connection with this story. The statement is one of those made by Patrick Mullins, mayor of Butte and resi dent of Idaho, in the affidavits, copies of which in fac-simile form are here pre sented to the Butte public, the public that today lives under the administration of the maker of the affidavits, and the man who in it signs himself, "Patrick Mullins, a resident of Idaho." ,Photographs of Documents. The Inter Mountain today provides for the inspection of the Butte people photo graphs of the papers signed, sworn to end filed by Mayor Mullins in the government land office at the time he was engaged In the doubtless remunerative and enterpris ing work of reclaiming desert land in Idaho, as a citizen of that state. The papers photographed and presented here for the inspection of the bone Add citizens of Butte, who may not bold office in the municipality, are as follows, as will be seen by their titles: "Final proof under desert land cots; deposition of applicant," and "Affidavit of- Patrick Mullins." In the affidavit it will be seen that "Pat rick Mullins" signed his name in ile well known handwriting, and the receiver who swore him attached to the affidavit the phrase, "Subscribed and sworn to before me the 4th day of October, 9pos." The final proof papers show the signa-. ture of Mr. Mullins of Idaho in his unmis takable handwriting again, the whole phrase of the signature reading: "Patrick Mulline, Land Office at Blackfoot, Idaho, Oct. 4th, 1902." From the photograph of these papers, It will be seen that the mayor of Butte an swers that his name, age, residence, occu pation and poetoffice address are "Patrick Mullins, 46 years, Boise City, Idaho, farmer. Boise City, Ada county, Idaho." MILLERS FAVOR RECIPROCITY North Dakota and Minnesota Men Hold a Meeting. DY ASSOCIATED aPRSS. Fargo, N. D., Aug. ig.-At a meeting of the millers of North Dakota and North western Minnesota, held here today, reso lutions were adopted favoring reciprocity between the United States and all coun tries importing American flour. The reso lutions also ildorsed the action taken by the Millers' National Federation conven tion held in DetrOMt favoring reciprocity between the United States rd Csands. POSSIBLY SHOWERS TODAY Washington, Aug. 19.-Weather Indl. oations-Unsettled tonight and Thurs day; probably showerse warmer in the northern portion tonight. GOOD TEMPLARS BEGIN MEETINGS THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GRAND LODGE, OF MONTANA. ROUTINE BUSINESS TODAY Adoption of Resolutions, Presentation of Petitions, Etc., Occupies Attention of Delegates. SPECIAL TO TIHE INTER MOUNTAIN. Anaconda, Aug. Io.-In the local lodge room this morning the thirty-sixth annul sessioh of the Grand lodge of Montana; I. O. G. T., was opened with an unusally large number in attendance. The session is to run for three dayr and it is expected that a great amount o REV. DR. C. B. MILLBR, Pastor of the Billings Baopist church, whP is a delegate to the Convention. business Important to the members of the order will have been transacted when the last day's work is completed. Following the opening ceremonies the roll call of officers found most of them present. The consideration of the minutes of the' last meeting, followed by their acceptance, preceded the report of the committee on. credentials which were in their turn dis cussed and, accepted. The adoption of resolutions touching on the work of the order and the good of the organisation came along with the appoint' ment of standing committees by the? chairman. To See Smelter. An adjournment was had at noon, and the afternoon session was devoted to peOI titions, memorials and resolutions, and the: reports of the various lodges throughout the state. The work which is to follow during the next two days will be interesting to the members, for it includes a competitive drill and a reception of visitors and I. O. G. T. members. A trip is to be made through the Washoe smelting plant tomorrow. During the afternoon the grand lodge worked Industriously with its proceedinl G. C. T., Charles S. Passmore, who w In the chair, conferred the grand I degree on the following r Dr. ,. Leahy, T. C. Truscott, J. T. Eslick, RC (Continued on Page Sevea.3 RALPH PULITZER MAY BE WAHTED DEPUTY GAME WARDEN SAYS THE YOUNG NEW YORKER SHOT A MOUNTAIN SHEEP HERE. KILLED IT OUT OF SEASON Heavy Penalties Are Attached for the Offense, But Millionaire Ias Out of the State. SPEC'IAL TO Till INTER MOl'NTAIl. Great Falls, Aug. Ir.-J. II. aill, deputy gamle warden for northern Montana, with l'eadquarters herr, left today for Choteau, where he will appear before the county attorney of Teton county and swear out a warrant charging Ralph Pulitzer of New York, with killing a mountain sheep out of season, on his recent trip to Mon tana. Young Pulitzer is the son of Editor Pulitzer of the New York World. While on his return from Japan with a party of friends, he spent several days in this section. While on an excursion into the wilds of Teton county ,the deputy game warden alleges, Pulitzer shot a mountain sheep. The penalty for this offense is not Ies, than $Soo fine and not more than $5oo, or not less than six months imprisonment and not more than two years. Pulitzer has left the atsate. His party went to Miles City, where it fitted out a houseboat and drifted down the Yellow stone to the Missouri. LOCK ON CAGE IS AS GOOD AS HILL PREVENTS OUTBREAK AT MISGOULA WHEN JAILER DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS BEING DONE. BSPECIAL TO T71H INTER MOUNTAIN. Missoula, Aug. go.-An attempt at a jailbreak by prisoners in the county jail was frustrated last night by the cotm plicated mechanism of the combination lever lock on the "cage" of the bastile. The prisoners had all the time they wanted, but the lock proved to be too mluch for them. They succeeded in break ing it, however, and today, if they cannot get out, the jailer cannot get out. Among the prisoners in the jail are Edward 'Mott, under sentence of death for uxorcide, Ray Griffiths, charged with criminal assault, Herman McLaughlin, charged with burglary, and a score of others. Jailer Hill did not discover what had been done until this morning, when the tock would not work. The prisoners ac* knowledged the attempt. PLANT WIPED OUT BY FIRE Spokane, Wash., Aug. sg.-Private ad vices from Vermillion, Mont., state that the concentrator and nearly the entire plant of the Kentucky.Vermillion Mining end Concentrating company was swept away by Are last Saturday. The loss is estimated at $1a3,ooo to $zSo,ooo with $3o,ooo ibaurance. The property was owned by Spokane men, the principal owners being B. J, Dyer, E. H. Belden, Jay Lawyer and J. tIanaOomIa. MORE INDICTIMENIS LOOKED FOR SOON FEDERAL GRAND JURY RESUMES PROBING INTO POSTOFFICE SCANDALS. ACCUSED MEN UNDER FIRE Drawing of Government Money by Offi cials Who Do Nothing Will Be Investigated. IBY As.t( IA II:nD I1it t. Washington, Aug. io.---' The grand jury today resumed its inquiry into the affairs of the postoilice, and before the end of the investigation it is expected there will be another hatch of indictments. Among the 'case of this character is that of V. C. lazzard, division superin tendent of rural free delivery for the state of New York, who, it is charged, drew a per diemn allowance of $4 a (lay from the government .s if on active field duty while confined in a hospital under tre'atlent for a gunshot wotund. These cases have not been brought offi cially to the attention of the postmaster general, and no decision regarding themta hag been reached. MADE OF THE RIGHT STUFF Montana Sheriff Who Discourages Vio lence Is Praised. "Our hsheriff is made of the rigl kind of stuff and he has won credit for himself and our community for law-abiding peo ple," said J. RIt. Faulds, the Stevensville editor, who was in town today. lie was referring to the recent exciting events in Stevensvile, when the alleged slayer of young Fannie Buck was guarded by the sheriff to prevent his being lynched, and taken from Stevensville to Hlamilton, where hlie is guarded in jail. "The feeling ran v r high," continued Mr. Faulds, "but better judgment pre vailed, I am glad to say. Sheriff Pond talked right from the shoulder to the peo ple, who did not want to wait until the law had taken its course. "lie told them he would hate to hurt any of hid old friends, but he had taken an oath to uphold the law. It was his duty to see that the accused had a fair trial. "He said the jail force was armed and if a mob attacked the jail it would be necessary to use firearms,. "Happily the words of the sheriff were heeded and excitement is cooling off. I think Jackson will be given a speedy trial and the law will be vindicated." FATALLY SHOT IN A DUEL avY AsSOCIATED PRESS, Berlin, Aug. s9.-Lieutensnt Kayser was probably fatally shot yesterday in a duel at Allenstein with Lieutenant Klamen fluegel. The duel was the result of Jok ing at a farewell supper given at the officers' casino to Captain Faiee. . BASEBALL TOIDAY IFelewng Is the sooe by Innings of game In progress at Butte this afternoons BUTT .... W SPOO a 1*OOOO " *t JOINT ACTION BY POWERS POSSIBLE European Rulers May All Send Warships to the Turkish Ports. CONFERENCES HELD Residents of Salonica De clare They Fear For Their Very Lives. DY A.l ti IAIEI) I'ES.,. Pat is, Aug. 19.--It was learned il of ficial quartlers today that the action of Russia in ordering a naval sqluadron to Turkish waters may be speedlily followed by an iimporlatt joint naval action on the part of tari powers. Conlllltllietions are at present hring ex chitigedt betweren the pIowers relative to a joint naval demonstratio l before Satloica. Depends on Russia. The final determinatlionl will depenl largely on Russia, but if a Joint dtemon stration shall be determilned on the flects of France and Austria certainly will co operate, anld it ix pIrobable lthat the fleets of all the Eutrnrolean pIowers having Tl'urkis Itlerests, except possibly tertmuany, which throullghout has inot favored akinig t.ner getic steps against Turkey, will take part In the dlrmnlstratIon. In the eantlllille the Russilan squadron will not proceed to Consllantnlople as has been reported, but will renleYvous at the ma;tIll Iprt of the villayet of Adrianople, ahbove the entranlce of tile llihphorus. Has No Orders. For the present tlhis luIttalron has no orders to uailstlne an aggressive course. Its action will dependlcll on T'lurkey's fulltl nrent of the terms of RIussia's finatl de mlands in connection with the :;ssasslin tiolt of Consul Rostkovnski. The ptlunishment of a Itumther of the parties implicated Is not considered to be full compliance with the terms of the de enands, which lchlude slt adcquate ta demnity. Besides the Rostkovoski inoident the proposed joint naval action before Seloniel Is due to the earnest representations of the foreign consulls at Salonica, who set forth that their lives are in danger. The first representation on the subject reached the French nattlurities several weeks ago and since then other consuls have madle sinilar represeartatiotnl. For Decisive Action. TIhl assassination of M. Rostkovosko Is giving such emphasis to the statemtents of the consuls that consideration of a joint naval delnonstratiot of sfflicient strength to impress Turkey with the necessity for taking decisive action look ing to the maitntenance of order in Mace dotlia is now ill progress. The exch;nge of comnmunicationi has shown that Russia andI Austria; conltiues to co-operate fully in the ac'tion taken toward Turkey. OFFICIALS ARE HOPELESS Uprising in Macedonia Fills Them With Despair. BY AHtiOl'AI El) ripVyi. London, Aug. io.-A (onstantinople dispatch says the Turkish officials are In despair at the rising in Macedonia. War with IBulgaria was believed to be Im mlinent and the military men were hn patiently waitling the openling of hostili ties to endcl the sulspelse, which was taxing the patience and discipline of the troops to the utmost. PROTECTION FOR STUDENTS Stanford University Authorities to Bar Certain Boarding Houses. lIY AnSHtO'IAT El) I Iat.. StanlTord University, Cal., Aug. to.-As a result of the typhoid fever epilemnic of last year a Inolice has been senlt fromi the presidint's office to all stuilent boarding houses as follows: "Students will bIe allowed to take rooms isn oldy those boarding houses which hIave a certificate of satisfactory sanitary ex amintlstion, indorsed by William Snow, resident physician of the tilversity. 'Those taking roonms in hotuses not so provided will be excluded. "Thi. action on the part of the autlhori ties is taken on the advice of the board of health of Santa Clara county." HANGS HIMSELF IN HIS CELL Colorado Convict Who Led Mutiny Ends His Own Life. RY A.SOt'ATED PhI''SS. Canon City, Colo., Aug. o,--Jamel A·rmstrong, convict, who led the recent jal break at the pen, conmmitted suicide by hangling In his cell last night. He had arranged a dummy in his cot and his bxody was not discovered for some hours. He made a noose from a piece of electric light wire. Armstrong was one of the most desperate crilinels in the West, and was wanted in Utah for murder. He was serving time here for burglary.