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THE BUTTE, INTER MOUNTAIN_
VOL XXIII. No. 153. BUTTE, MONTANA. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 15, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS MINNlE HEALY IS TO BE TAKEN UP SECOND TRIAL OF MINING SUIT TO BEGIN IN JUDGE CLANCY'S COURT TOMORROW. RESUME OF THE LITIGATION Publio Is Familiar With Suit Brought by Cinlen and the First Trial Be fore Judge Harney. .t Is expected that the second trial of the clebrated Minnie Healy case will open tomorrow. The numinal parties in interest are Miles Finlen, plaintiff, and F. A. Heinse and others, defendants. The real plaintiff in interest is the Boston & Montana company, and the defendant in Interest is the United Copper company. The parties to the case were preparing for trial today, and Judge Clancy will be. gin hearing the case tomorrow morning at so o'clock. The case will be tried by Judge Clancy without a jury, the district court, Judge Harney presiding, having heretofore held the case to be one in chancery, in which the parties were not entitled to a jury. The Case. The case is one in which the public has taken a deep interest, and with whose Is sues the public is fairly familiar. Finlen sued to recover possession of the MLnnie Healy, to which he had a deed to a quarter Interest and was entitled to a deed for the remainder. He alleged that, while he was working the mine In 1898, Heinse and the latter's co-defendants went into the property and took forcible pos session of it, without right or title to the property. The defendants answered in the plead ings that Finlen had sold his rights to them, and had agreed to assign the same in writing, and that he had delivered pos session of the property peaceably. Denied the Sale. Finlen denied that he had ever sold his rights to the mine or agreed to sell them, and gave an interesting history of his dealings with the United Copper company people. His transactions with them took place in 1898. At that time he was known as a friend and associate of Marcus Daly. With the intention of making it appear that Marcus Daly was supporting the Heinze people in the latter's fights with the Boston & Montana company in the courts, John MacGinniss had a contract drawn in which Finlen agreed to sell the Minnie Healy, or his rights to it, to Heinze and the latter's associates and to bring a suit against the Boston & Mon tana company to recover possession and title to ore bodies in the Leonard mine. To Glose Shaft. The purpose of the deal which MacGin niss hoped to bring off was to "close down the Leonard shaft," as Heinze tersely put his description of the motive, according to Finlen. There was a conference after the draw ing of the contract, and at it Finlen met the Heinze people, but refused to sign the contract. He was on the eve of depart ing for the East, and he left for that sec tion of the country next day, retaining all his rights in the mine. He had been working the Minnie Healy under leases and agreements he had se cured from the owners. These owners were John Devlin. Marion M. Dcvlin, Mary E. Reilly and Catherine Kelley. The three first named people owned a three quarters interest in the mine and the latter a quarter share. Granted Finion Lease. The Devlins and Mary E., Reilly had granted Finlen a lease of their share and an agreement to sell to him for $75,ooo000; Mrs. Kelley had done the same with her share, for which she was to receive $2S,ooo. Later Finlen deposited the $75. ooo for the three-quarters share in the First National bank, and he paid Mrs. Kelley $a5,ooo for her share and got a deed from her for it. While Finlen was gone to the East Heinze took possession of the mine, claim ing that he had an oral agreement from Finlen, for the sale of the Finlen leases and agreements to purchase to him, and for the written assignment of the same by Finlcn at some future date. He claimed that, according to the agree ment with Finlen thus declared, lie was to pay the latter $34,ooo, half of the money to be paid in one year and the other half in two years. Hcinze also got a deed from the three first named owners of the three-quarters share, but that conveyance was for five eighths of the property only. He alleged that. the deed from Mrs. Kelley to Finlen was not good, because she had parted with her right to make deeds of her share to Finlen, and Finlen had conveyed the rights to him. Finlen Brought Suit. Finlen brought the suit to recover the property on the ground that it was his, after he had fulfilled his contract to buy from the owners, and alleged that Heinze and the other defendants had no rights in it or claim to it at all. Later, the Boston & Montana company became the owner of the mine through purchase from him. At the trial, as showing that he owned the mine, Finlen testified that he paid the expenses of running it for months after the conference at which the defendants alleged he agreed to sell it. The first trial of the case was held before Judge Harney something over two years ago, and everybody is familiar with the fact that the mine was given to Helnze by Judge Harney. Everybody is also familiar with the fact that the supreme court reversed the decision and remanded the case for a re trial, and gave as a reason for the re versal the conduct of the trial judge during the hearing of the case. The scandal that developed around Judge Harney and Mrs. Brackett is too recent in occurrence to require repeating. SEVFN COUNTIES COMPETE SP~CIAL TO TIIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Helena, Sept. Is.--Seven counties of the state have already entered in the competi tion for the prizes offered by the state fair directors for the best county collective ex LOG BUILDING FOR THE WORLD'S FAIR H. L. FRANK SAYS MONTANA EDI FICE SHOULD BE AS RUGGED AND RUDE AS HER SCENERY. LET IT BE PLANNED HERE Thinks Local Architects ant' Contractors Ohould Be Given an Opportunity to Put Up a Typical Hall. "A log building with a beautiful rustic design, to be constructed of logs from Montana and finished in Montana lumber, is what we are trying to get," said H. L. Frank of the St. Louis Exposition com mittee to the Inter Mountain today. "After receiving designs from the best architects and designers in the country, the best we could do was to receive noth ing but stereotyped plans of such build ings and calling for an amount far in excess of the price we decided we could pay. "It has been a most discouraging prop osition and we were at our wits end when Senator HolTman of Gallatin county pro posed to give Montana the chance to 'bid on the building by erecting an edifice like those the early residents of the state oc cupied. "Such a building would not only be appropriate but would cost much less than any of the modern structures." Mr. Frank called attention to log build ing at Gardiner, Mont., near the entrance to Yellowstone park, as being an example of what the commission had in mind when the subject was discussed. Buildings of this sort are to be found in the East and are generally the homes of hunting clubs. It is the intention of the commission to feature the agricultural, horticultural and educational exhibits, but of course the main exhibit will be the mining exhibit. This, however, will be the work of the mining compalnies throughout the state, and the expense of these exhibits will be borne by their re spective companies. FANATICS TRIED Labor Leaders Are Said to Have In sulted American Flag. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. San Juan, Sept. i5.-Large throngs at tended the trial yesterday of two public speakers said to belong to the American Federation of Labor, who were arrested for publicly abusing insular officials and for threatening to meet Governor Hunt on his return here with black flags and to kill him if he refused their demands for the improvement of the labor conditions. One of the speakers is charged with having declared that the American flag was "a rag only fit to cover rascals" and *ith making other wild remarks. The trial is expected to be concluded to day. FEDERAL COURT IS AGAIN IN SESSION LONG DOCKET CONFRONTS JUDGE KNOWLES WHO SETS MANY OF THE CASES FOR TRIAL. Judge Knowles convened the federal court this forenoon. The calendar is a long one and the indications are that this session will last fully two months. There are no criminal cases on the docket at this time. United States Dis trict Attorney Carl Rasch purposes calling a grand jury before the term is over, how. ever. Judge Knowles will summon a petit jury about October I5. Bankruptoy Cases. At the session this forenoon the court ordered that Austin Gibbons and Ties Picotti be discharged from bankruptcy. The petition of Frank T. Hughes for final discharge from bankruptcy was ob jected to and the court set the hearing for September 17, The objections to the petition for the discharge of Edward L. Willey from bank. ruptcy will be heard September at. Set for Trial. The following cases were set for trial: William W. Haardt against the Oregon Short Line Railway company, Septem ber 16, United States against the Bitter Root Development company, September 16, On the motion calendar there were sev eral settings, John J. Newbegin against Lulu F. Largey, September 1j. Butte & Boston Consolidated Mining company against the Geyman Mining com pany et al., September 17. Livingston Cushing against the American Development & Manufacturing company, September 16. John J. Chambers against the First Na tional bank, September 16. Oregon Short Line Railway company against Joseph Shineberger, September 16, George H. Casey against Lee Mantle, September :6. Lulu F. Largey against Lee Mantle, September :6. The following civil causes at law were set for trial: Joseph O. Hudnut against the Brittania Mining company, September 3,. Charles A. 'Moore against G. R. Nickey et al., September a3, TURKS SACK A MONASTERY Berlin, Sept, 15.-A dispatch to the Tageblatt from Constantinople reports that the Russian monastery at Jerusalem has been sacked by a Mohammedan mob and that all of the monks there were murdered, WRECKS ON FLORIDA COAST BY ASSOCIATEDn PREss, Hayana, Sept, I.,--The captain of the steanme Vigilancia,, which has arrived here, reports many wrecks sighted on the Florida coast. PAYNE CANNOT BE BEFORE THE COURT POSTMASTER GENERAL SAYS HE IS UNABLE TO COLLECT THE ,EVIDENCE DEMANDED. PAPERS WIDELY SCATTERED Documents Needed in the Investigation Are in Use All Over America He Sends a Substitute BY ASSOCIATE'D PRESs., Washington, D. C., Sept. 5S.-In accord, ance with a decision of Acting Attorney General Hoyt, declaring that the su.bpoena served on the postmaster general yester-. day to appear at the hearing in New York today in the case of George W. 1Beavers, the former head of the salaries and allow ances division, postofice department, was void, the postmnaster general has desig-. noated I'ostoflice Inspector Lawrence L.cth erman as his representative at that hearing. Postmaster General Payne said today that it was a physical impossibility to com ply with the subpoena in any event, aside from the law in the case. 'Ihe subpoena, he pointed out, called for papers, dtoculentls anid records covering. operations of his department to be pro duced before the United States commis-: sioner. These papers are in constant use in connection with the investigation of the postal service and are scattered through out the country in the hands of the in spectors. Charles Robb, the assistant attorney gen eral for the postoflice department, has de cided to continue permanently in that office instead of returning to his former position in the department of justice at the completion of his investigation. Mr. Payne today admitted that the resig nation of George Christiancy, the former law clerk of the department, was submit ted( sontie weeks ago, but that action upon it had been deferred pIending the investiga tion of the affairs of that department. Beavers Case Begun. New York, Sept. I..-Tlle preliminary examination of George fceavers, the former head of the salaries and allowances divi sion of the general postoflice, ulnder the in dictllents returned ag:ainst himt by the federal grand jury of ltrooklyn, charging mimi with conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment through complicity with the Blrant-l)ent Manufacturing company of Watertown. Wis., was comtnenced today before Unt.ited States Commissioner Ilitch cock. The defendant was represented by his counsel, Messrs. Morgan and Seabury, who were reinforced by a third lawyer, M.ax Stasne, who conducted the examina tion. The defendant, looking worried, though attempting to appear at ease, sat behind his counsel. Moves to Dismiss. The government side of the case was looked after by Assistant United States District Attorney Wise. General Henry T. Burnett, the United States district at torney, was also present, but took little part in the examination. At the beginning of the examination Mr. Stauer moved to dismiss the proceed ings on grounds that the facts as alleged in the complaint were insufficient and that no proof had been presented for the comrn missioners' consideration in support of the indictment and complaint as required by law. Mr. Stauer read a number of de cisions msupporting his contention. MURDERER GONE Breaks Jail and Goes Abroad With Smallpox Germs. MY ASSOCIATIE I(.PRES,. South McAlister, 1. 1.. Sept. Iz.-E. N. Short, a deputy United States marshal of the central district, who killed a coal miner on a Choctaw passenger train at WVister on Labor day, has escaped from Poteau jail and is at large. Short was bound over on a charge of murder. lie was suffering from small-' pox, contracted during his confinement, and was not closely watched. LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN HEAVY BY ASSOt'IAIMI) PRaSS, Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. i5.-No re ports have yet been received from Middle Florida, where it is now feared that the loss by the recent hurricane will be s vere, Near Lake Butler two children were killed by the tornado. At Hlale, a small village, ao houses were destroyed and crops ruined. MUST BEAR UNION LABEL Labor Organizations to Protect the Pro ducts of Farmer. The labor organizations of Butte will soon make a request of the commission merchants of this city that they handle only farm products bearing the union label coming from Stevensville and vicinity. The Farmers' union of Stevensville has asked the co-operation of the Butte or ganizations and the statement and request are now being prepared for presentation. The majority of the fruit growers of Stevensville are members of the union. It is the purpose of the organization to protect the wage scale of the laborers and to insure a fair price for the products of the farms. MIKE CHERRY IS RELEASED He Started to Shoot Up the Town in Centerville. Mike Cherry, who was arrested last night and thrown into the county jail on a charge of disturbance, was released from the jail today on the order of the county attorney's office. Cherry was drunk and had his fighting clothes on, lie was accused of drawing a pistol and shooting holes in the atmosphere about his residence at Centerville. The noise"and disquiet he created was objected to by his neighbors, who wished to live their lives in peacefulness and quietude, and he was arrested in conse qluence. He had sobered up today and was, penitent, Whtlrtore his release CANNOI AFFORD TO SUBMIT TO TURKS BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS THE POWERS THAT WAR IS BEING FORCED ON IT. EXPECTS TURKS TO ATTACK Does Not Believe Mobilization of Troops Is for the Purpose of Putting Down a Petty Rebellion. RV AlrSO.'IATreD Pri.s, Sofia, Bulgarin, Sept, 5S.-Following are some of the points in the note which Bulgaria has just presented to the powers: "\\'hat the Bulgarian government had forseren, as expressed in its note of June 2q, of the development of allairs in Turkey, has become amply verified. The Turkish government is systematically an nihilating the Bulgarian people. "The muoilization and concentration of such great forces in European Turkey, under the pretext of suppressing the revo lution, gives Bulgaria reason to suppose that at an opportune moment she will be atta;cked by Turkey. "The Bulgarian government can no longer remain indifferent in the presence of such a situation, which is of a nature calculated to bring a4hout a hostile collision hctwceen Turkey and Bulgaria. "If the great powers do not take mleas turcs to give the sublime porte counsels of wisdom and of moderation, the Bul garian government will be obliged to take the necessary steps to lie ready for every (eveutuality and to not be taken by sur prise." Disturbances Feared. lYV ASSOiIA':I' PEaraS. Sofia, Sept. 1S.-The American consul at Iteirut telegraphs that the situation there is tranquil, although some fears are uItertained of disturbances on the oc casion of the feast of the cross. The consull adds thIat a good impression .as created by Rear Admiral Cotton's concirelnce with Nazhimn Pasha, the acting \ali ot lIeirut and the latter's repressive action as already reported by Admiral Cot ton to thie authorities at Washington. Italian Fleet Ready. L.ondon, Sept. is.-- A news agency dis paitch from RIome says that the Italia. fleet which has beIen concentratimng off tIhe coast of Sicily is held in readiness to leave for Turkish waters at a few hours' notice. CORBIN IS COMING Adjutant General of Army Is to Visit Fort Harrison. a5P:(IAL 10 T11g INTER MOUtL''rTAlf. Helena, Sept. iS.-G(;eneral itI. C. Cor bIn, adjutant general of the United States army, will arrive in IHelena next Montday. lIe is on a general tour of inspection of army posts in the West, and the object of his visit here is to inspect Fort larrison. General Corbhin, in the days before lie reached field rank, was an officer in the Twenty-fourth United infantry, now sta tioned in Montana. Company C, in which he served as a line officer, is now at Fort Il:rrison. The general was with the regi mient mi years, and the officers look for ward to his visit with pleasant anticipa Ions. From here General Corbin will go ito Fort Assinniboine. LIPTON IS ILL IN CHICAGO Obliged to Retire Shortly After His Ar rival in Windy City. IIV ASnO('IAI J I tRES,. Chicago, Sept. 15.-Sir Thomas Lipton arrived here today from the East. With him were Colonel Neill, the well known yachting expert, who accompanied the baronet to this country, and (tapt. Valen tie Webster of the Blritish army. Sir Thomas will spend much of his time ;here in looking over his business interests and visiting friends. The. one formal event arranged in his honor is it dinner tonight it the Chicago Athletic association to which 40 guests have been invited. Shortly after his arrival Sir Thomas L.ipton became ill with Indigestion at his apartments in the Atuditorium annex and it was found necessary t. albandon all plansu f,or entertaining the baronet today. Ilis illness is not serious. SHE RELINQUISHES OFFICE Delaware Postmistress Decides to With draw From Field. BY ASSOCIA'IIT D tI'RtSi. Wilmington, Del., Sept. I..-Miss Huldah B. Todd, postmaster at Greenwood, Del., whose removal from office by the postmaster general because she was ob tioxious to United States Senator Alcle, And which attracted the attention of the entire country, has given up the disputed office to Jacob L. Houseman, who was ap pointed her successor. HE WANTS HER ARRESTED Aged Man Says ,Mrs. Welsh Has De frauded Him. An old man with white hair and trembling limnbs appeared at the county attorney's office today and wanted a warrant issued for a woman whom he called Mrs, Welsh, The old man said he lived in South Mdain street, and that he had been sick. He added that Mis. Welsh came to his house and remarked that an ill man such as he should have chicken soup. She offered to cook a chicken and make the soup if lie would buy the .featiered biped. -He agreed to the pro pusal, lie' said, and gave the woman $5. Site went away to buy the chicken, he says, but she never returned, Mr. Coleman of the county attorney's .office said he would look into the matter, IN .FAVOR OF THE,.TREATY lotata, Colombia, via Buena Ventura, .,ept. -4,--A reaction in favor of the canal reaty has occurred in the house of repre wentatives, but the senate is still opposed 'o it. CARTER HARRISON IS LOST IN BUTTE MAYOR OF CHICAGO eRRIVES, BUT WHERE IS THE -RF $ lION HE WAS TO Ha rIADI TAKES STROI 4sABOUT TOWN Genial Dad of 'Windy City Meets a Lone Net per Man and Walks Are to See Butte. Carter hbtison, mayor of Chinago and the big chief of the Windy City demtiocrats, walked quietly into the Thiornton hotel this morning, carrying a box containing a new pair of shoes and a small hand grip. lie was tanned brownl fromt weeks spent in the mountains hunting, and his blue suit looked as if it had weathered a storm C.ARTER II. IIARRISOAN. or two. lie was alone and not a soul was there to meet him save the hotel clerk. After breakfast he took a walk about the city with a newspalper man. Hll seemed anxious to see all there was of litite dur. ing the short stay he lmade. ,He Has the Grip. "I had to run to catch the train last evening at Maonida and all I got away with was a little grip," lie said. "A party of miy friendls ald I have been hunting for the past three weeks on the Sniake and Madison rivers. We got to Mollld just in time to see the trains pull out. I inade a run for mine and caught the rear car. My friends were going the other way, and the whole bunch got left. My baggage is downl at Monidla yet, I think." lie wanted to know where the mines iof Ilutte were. Hli gaze sas directed to Anaconda hill with its bristlig iosmoke htacks. "tiHess I'll walk lup that wiy." lie said, and lie started toward Centerville. Missed the Reception. When lie was informed that a reception had been planned for him last evening, lie sauid: "I didii't iitesl to arrive hlere until this miornling. There inimst have been - nisiunderstanding shout thel timne. Whelini does the ilsayor get ildown i to i.is otlficr" lie was informeid that the mayor uII' ally took up the bnlrden of unicillal affairs at in o'clock. The city hall was duly pointed out. "After I finish this walk I'll go downi there and call onii him. I've lheard ai great deal albolut Itulite and I waint to see iall I ('an of it while I aimi here. I suppoilll se those are all coppelr miines lip there on the hill." He Wanted to Know. 'lThe mayor of Ch('licago wantled to kilow all aboult the big minies. "Lots of silver was imillned here at oline liIe, wasi't there?" lie asked. I sulpios' thlcy had to close ilown when the price of silver fell off. "This town is soniewliat different from whlit I exlpected to see. I thought lIutie was a caill, but I illnd it a good sized city. Where is till the smloke that I have heard The sun was shining brightly, and if Itutte was a smoky city it showed ino sign of it this morning when Chicago's chlief executive strolled up Main street. Butte Labor Unions. "You have lots of labor unions here, haven't you?" he asked. "I'v'e heard ablout Ilntte and its great labor organizatioils." Being asked concerning the labor troubles in Chicago, lie replied: "Most of our trouble down there has been caused by dissati.faction of some of the newly organized unions. The older bodies have no grievances that have lnot been settled. No, I dlon't think we have had any more trouble this year than usual. "The teaitmsters' unionl had thilngs tied tp for a time, but it has taken no part in the recent strikes. T'here was a timeIi when soime of the smaller unions enideav ored to get the teamsters to help thJein out, but they hlave seen that they were being used and have hclil aloof fromt strikes that do not concernl .heim." Called on the Mayor. When Mayor Hllrrisoni returiied fronl his walk he went down to the city hall and visited Mayor Mullins, lie nmet the city oflicials and spent considerable time in dis cussing the management of municipal af fairs : ELEVEN BURNED Horrible Fire in Norway Does Great Damage. 'Y ASSOC(IATEr D 'i'.eS,. London, Sept. uI.-A special froml Chris. tiana, Norway, says that in a fire in sonie business premises on Kongensgade today ii persons were hurned to death and great damage was done. WEATHER Fair and oontinued cold with frost tonight, RAPPING OF GAVEL BY SENATOR CLARK IRRIGATION CONGRESS OPENS WITH DELEGATES FROM ELEVEN STATES PRESENT. LETTER FROM PRESIDENT Roosevelt Writes of His Interest in Pro* ceedings-Hitchcock Promises Official Support. I1¥ ANw,, 4 1.111 ll P IRMM, Ogden,. IUtah, Se;pl. I.5.-- With deihlrgates presentl f tl)lll I1 lales i west of the ,liiisi. sippi. rlepresenting practicailly every inl portantl coltnterciail organi.aitiotn ill the great territory inhludl I in the semi iarid aind iarid region of the countnry, statet andl tmuicipal goverlmtlnts the 'leventh ses ion of the Natiional Irria'tion ci'gll ress ulp''ned here tolday. The sessions will cotilllle nllil Friday, anid dlriing that timeir IilkI11 imporlll tilllt action is expected to hie takenlr looking toward the reclamatiion of the va;lt UlncttIlet. terri toriCe of the w(est tha1 b1t :tAnit the ltluch of water to hh1,otiIn ;aIII nhear ft it. Not sinlce the it"beginning oi t tilhe mioie tenlt hlooking Iowiard governmenlt id ill It vast sIhetlll of itrri;gating tlhe ril \Wes't, has no mnuch itl.trrst Ielln ltakeni ini the ieretilln. of the irrigaition congress, and dtring the four Sltays ws-ii.itt4 itrigation anlld its kindred lltshjrrtc , forestcry and coloniatnlio. will not onlly her lisctlssed, but practicatl illtirattitns of what irriga tion is doingl for lthe weislt will he given. Distinguished SSpeakers. Amonglt Ihth speakers will I' I- ilted, State senalltorn an.tI glovernorl,'s of a half dozen states of the went. governtmein-t ex lperlis in forestry ;mit irrigatiton and tiprl - :,ntall;ive.s of i.Iny w sterll i ntllllllt. ial or Ia liz-ationl d iit i . , linin tinl til. t .list l)ehlg te, s .w ll ..ne to pour il,, the' cily, every train arriving Itis nornipy uiging. in hundreds irnler, ,l ill the wirk oI the congI.-ess. Although lthe irtl tetin'llt g wais . iheIhtli.l for o:,io a. Iit. i tt -;l r citsiera.ly beyonIcld that lil+e when President W. A, I l:lk ascendeid the plltformr otf the Iathtrnuhle in which thie ntitiet ill: ;are iil Ihei t ld, anl lrlppedl for ordler. 'Ihe v.t,.,raihh, lirt.si detlll John 1i. Wi\\'nder, 'one o tIhe clun cillors of l'eesidth l Joseptlh Siilh, diliv e-red a brie f invil.atolln at ilte conclusion of which NMayor William (;tlasitso.i,, f Iigden was itntroduced and dehliveretd an addre.sh of werloloe oill behal;f ol |tllh. Address of Welcome. Mlayor William t;ilnsmsuu, in his speech of welcome, said: "I congratulate you and the peopile of the arid sectiont of thie Unitted States ill being ahle to convene ill session dinlllg Iis l cnll Rress anlld contetiplate the enjoyment of the fruits of lthe lnc'eaing toil and llibor of II y.ars in lbehalf of irrigation in Ithe Unitedt St.tes. "For i yeairs titi irrigators of this ititi. try havei IIICt ya;irr after year with tlC great lobject it viewt--to setire na;tiominl aid. El.ve('rlastingly k.e.ping lt it lhas causedl this Rouverntlentlttt, itinlr thei leadershipl of I'residenlt IlRooseveilt, to grant ts sevceral million dollars a;moally. I'I'l,. most ardent irrigaittor 'oull nit ask for :a m icr lilral appropriation. "A prominenltelt l i rn newspape e ipr has nlskedi the qlurstitll, 'What is Ithe neicl of allty ulurt irrip litill -oini gris',ts tnltw that of (he pitlitc l;ilds for the iclhitition of lie ati ul Wet't I wa ilt to hny there in more tneed for i illrrigation congrics today inrii in the futurei thll there ever was. 'T'rue, you lhav Ile monelll y aippropri;atedl by the government, , ht it will lie the privilege 11t1il the ditty of the, t congressI to ,ee that Ihis monetrtyis properly asedl l(d not misap. pliedil or w:asted. Y',i ithltve gcrea: ter work before you at thin s- .ion thhitn at iany time during the it year:s history of the irriga lion ct, gres". V'o Imist be able to pro TO INCREASE FOHCE POLICE COMMITTEE DECIDES TO RAISE THE TOTAL FROM 46 TO 54 MEN. The police committee has decided to increase the police force frot 4.6 men to 54. T'he three mounted police will here after be without horses. The increase contemplated by the com mittee is in reality an addition of only two men. There are six policemen, who have been working regularly, but who are not on the payroll. 'The council has re fused to confirm their appointment, and although they are doing duty they are doing it without pay, so far at least. The addition to the police force has Ihecn made necessary by the eight-hour day now in vogue in the police depart ment. IMPOSSIBLE TO GIVE JETT A FAIR TRIAL aY ASSOCIATI'ID PasI ,MI. Cynthiana, Ky., Sept. 15.-ln the Jett trial today defendaant's attorney intro ducced three citizens who testified that on account of the inflamed state of the public Imlind it was impossible for Jett to get a fair trial ina this county. PALMA EVIDENTLY POPULAR His Tour of Cuba Is Reported One Long Ovation. RY ASSOCIATED PaE.eS Puerto Principe, Cuba, Sept. az.-Presl dent Palmsa, after he started yesterday from Havana on his tour of eastern Cuba, traversed long stretches of sparsely in habited country. At every town he was greeted by squad rons of mounted Cubans, received ad-. dresses from the officials and party leaders and was presented with 'bunquets by pretty senoritas, who made speeches of welcome. The enthusiasm increased when the. president entered the region in which the administration was reputed to be the otronaest..