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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL XXIII. No. 178. BUTTE, MONTANA, M9NDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS SEVEN KILLED IN TRIBAL BATTLE Flatheads Rise and Murder Men, Women and Chil dren in Frenzy. ELECTION OF CHIEF Rivalry for Seat of White Calf Ends in Horri ble Murders. ISPCIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Browning, Oct. 1a.-Dissensions among several bands of Indians on the Flathead reservation that have been a source of more or less trouble to Indian Agent Monteath ever since Chief White Calf died in Washington last winter, combined with too much whisky obtained from bootleggers in the vicinity of the reser vation, notably at Dupuyer, culminated in one of the worst tragedies recorded in this part of Montana in years. Seven of the nation's wards were cruelly murdered in their beds in the most ap proved barbaric fashion, while two others were seriously and perhaps fatally wounded. Four Arrests. Reservation officers have made four ar rests and the accused are confined in the guardhouse here. The parties who fur nished the Indians with the liquor will also be arrested and prosecuted.' Several petty chiefs have sprung up since White Calf's death and hatreds and personal animosities of years have crept to the surface upon more than one occa sion. The climax was reached Saturday night, when during a quarrel a number of liquor-crazed Indians went on the war path and proceeded to kill and wound in the moat revolting manner. There had been a carnival Saturday and the bloodthirsty instincts of some of the Indians were worked up to a high pitch by a liberal supply of vile whisky. Wake Up Last and his family became the objects of the murderers wrath, about aS of whom went to his home about three miles up the river from the reservation and slew him and his family. Wake Up Last was shot through the head, dying instantly. His wife awakened by his agonizing cries, seized her youngest child, a mere babe, and fled from the house. One of the murderers grabbed her and placing a revolver at the head of the babe upon its mother's breast, pulled the trigger, the same bullet killing both mother and child. Two other children were also killed. Susan Big Road and Mrs. J. Little Plume were also slaughtered. Alice Big Road was shot in the head and J. Little Plume, whose wife had been murdered before his eyes, had his throat cut and an arm cut off. Alice Big Road and Little Plume may live, The bodies of the dead were shock ingly mutilated. Agent Monteath and Dr. Martin, the agency doctor, hurried to the scene of the killing as soon as word was received at the agency. Great excitement prevails all over the agency. Agent Monteath believes the Indian po lice will be able to handle the situation and run to earth every one of the band of murderers, as well as those who gave them liquor. If it becomes necessary troops can be readily secured from Fort Assinniboine to assist in capturing the murderers and quelling the disturbance that may result from the tragedy. SHE TRIED TO SUICIDE Mrs. O. C. Tingley, It Is Feared,Took Morphine to Kill Herself. SPECIAL TO TIu INTER MOUNTAIN. Great Falls, Oct. za.-It developed to day that Mrs. O. C. Tingley of Chinook, who was found unconscious in her room in a local hotel yesterday from morphine, attempted to take her life. That she is still alive is due to a remarkable physique and the efforts of Dr. Gordon, who worked all night over her. A note addressed to her husband has been found, which makes it quite evident she sought to kill herself. This said: "I take my life in my hands." Concealed in the pointed toe of the woman's shoe was found a bottle that originally contained 5oo '4 grain tablets of morphine. :Eighty tablets were missing and the doc tor believes the woman tried to take all of this stupendous amount or succeeded. The size of the dose probably saved her life. PRUSSIANS IN A DUEL Berlin, Oct. Is.-A duel with pistols was fought on the parade ground at Schellerhaus yesterday between Lieuten ant Schreiner of the Fifty-seventh in fantry and a lieutenant of the reserves, Rauchfleisch. One of the combatants was dangerously wounded. CONGRESS WILLMEET Washington, D. C., Oct. ia.-It was. nounced that the call for the extraordin ary session of congress to meet Noveni.. I will beaisued probably on the aoth lnrt. COAST CITIES UNDER ROLLING YELLOW FLOOD TIDE PATERSON AND PASSAIC WILL LOBSE MiLLION6 BY THE OISASTER OF FRIDAY LAST. RESCUING FAMILIES FROM ROOFS ON THEIR HOUSES Police and Fire Department Kept busy at Paterson-Massachusetts Coast Visited by High Winds-Waters Are Receding. SY ASSOCIATED PR.s. Paterson, N. J., Oct. ta.-The people of this unfortunate city are beginning to realise the extent of the great flood which began last Friday. Nearly two entire wards taking in the manufacturing section have been under water since that day. This morning thousands of men, women and children employed in different mills and factories found they could not go to work on account of those places being shut down. A great many of these people have also been driven from their homes and have no food or shelter. The heaviest damage in Paterson was to the manufacturers. At present it is impossible to give an ac curate idea of the total loss, but conser vative estimates are about $a,ooo,ooo. The police and firemen have been steadily engaged since Sunday morning in the work of rescuing families from the upper floors or the roofs of their houses in the flooded district and the work is still going on. Worst Is Over. Today the water continued to fall and there did not seem any chance of further damage being done unless another severe storm should set in. There are still many blocks under water and an examination of the flooded dis trict cannot be made until the water dis appears. The health authorities have a difficult task before them in devising means to prevent an epidemic of sickness in the flooded territory. The people who were forced to leave their homes will not be allowed to return until the district is in a sanitary condition. Water Is Receding. Passaic, N. J., Oct. la.-The flood con (Continued on Page Nine.) BOUNDARY DECISION London Commission Ex pected to Make Re port Tuesday. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Oct. 1a.-The last stage of the Alaskan boundary began today when the commissioners met in secret session to consider their verdict. No decision Is expected today, though one may be reached tomorrow. While nothing can be known definitely a very hopeful feeling prevails in Ameri can circles. WM, STEWART LOST SPECIAL TO TIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Anaconda, Oct. zl.-William Stewart, who formerly worked here for J. A. Hasley, the plumber, is reported lost in the mountains near Kalispell, where he has been hunting. Mr. Hasley received a telegram from Kallspell last night ask Ing about Stewart's relatives, and whether any reward will be paid for finding his body. Mr. Hasley does not believe Stew art is lost, as he frequently had the habit of going hunting alone and remaining away long periods of time. WICTUI IN SESSION SPECIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Livingston, Oct. Ia.-The W. C. T. U. convention was called to order at 8:3o o'clock this morning, with all of the dele gates present. The reports of the various superintendents of departments were pre sented, that of Rev. Alice Barnes, super Intendent of scientific temperance institu tions being unusually interesting. The various standing committees reported, and their reports were generally discussed. The convention will adjourn tomorrow. THOMAS J. DOYLE IS HURT IN ST. LAWRENCE Leg Badly Crushed by a Fall of Rock Taken to Hospital and Wound Cared For. Thomas J. Doyle, whose home Is on East Mercury street, was injured in the St. Lawrence mine this morning by a fall of rock. Doyle was working on the ,500oo. foot level and was preparing to place a set of timber. Loose rock from the hanging wall fell upon his leg, crushing it badly. He was taken to St. James' hospital when the fracture was reduced. Doyle Is a single man. UNITED STATES SUPREME .COURT IS IN SESSION Washington, D. C., Oct. Ia.-The United States supreme court today convened for the October term, but without transacting any business beyond the admission of a number of attorneys, adjourned to make a formal call upon the president, follow ing the usual oustom. WEAATIER-Washington, Oct. a.--The weather indications for tomorrow are fair and warmer, ARCHBISHOP KANE IS SLOWLY DYIHNG NO HOPE ENTERTAINED BY PHYSG. CIANS AT BEDSIDE OP THE VENERABLE PRELATE. HIS CAREER IN THE CHURCH Was Ordained in 1866 by Arohbishi~ Spaulding-Relieved of His Outies Sometime Ago. SY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Baltimore, ,M. D., Oct. a2.-The condi tion of Archbishop Kane is still un-; changed. He became unconscious and is in the same condition. At St. Agnes sanitarium, where he has been a patient for several weeks, the physicians report; that there is no 4ope for his recovery, and that it is evident he is suffering no pain. Archbishop's Career. BY ASSOCIATED Pt.ES. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. ra.-Because of the serious illness of Archlbishdp Kane he was relieved of the active work of this arch diocese several months ago by Bishop Glennon of Kansas City, who was ap pointed coadjutor. Archbishop Kane is one of the most widely known and most popular prelates in the United States. Born in lMartins burg, Berkeley county, W. Va., on May 31st, 184:, of Irish parents, he received in early life the training which made his work in the church such that he forged his way to the front quickly. His preparatory education for the priest hood was received at the St. Charles sem inary at Ellicott, Md., where he was graduated in 186a. He then entered St. Mary's college at Baltimore, which institution was the scene of his higher studies. He was ordained a priest by Archbishop Spaulding on July a, 1866. As a priest his early work was in the territory along the P'otomac river. In May, 1875, he was consecrated bishop of Wheeling. He ruled that diocese until June IS, 1893, when he was appointed' coadjutor to the most Rev. Richard Peter Kenrick of St. Louis. Upon the death of that prelate he succeeded to the arch bishopric of St. Louis on ..tay as, z89.. AUTO MURDERS ONE Berlin, Oct. :a.-Professor Sonnenberg, the most noted appendicitis specialist In Germany, while automobiling in Thuringla with his wife, son and two daughters ran into a party out walking and killed the daughter of a local magistrate, Herr Roediger. Mrs. Sonnenberg was seriously hurt. c ... World's Fair Tour to cost $7,500.00 The grandest Exposition the world has ever seen will be that of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition or World's Fair at St. Louis next spring. Conservative estimates of the expenditures to be made before it opens places the total figure at $50,000,000.00, which does not in clude the millions' to be spent by the promoters of amusements, entertainments and other features of a similar nature. It is to be great in history, in beauty and in the magnitude and variety of its exhibits. Montana will be represented by a State Building, contain ing exhibits of her vast resources, and the Butte Inter Mountain invites each county in the state to select a deserving young lady as maid of honor to represent it at the Fair as guest of the Inter Mountain. The selection of the maids will be by the popular coupon voting plan. In Siler Bow county three are invited, Deer Lodge two and Missoula county two, these three counties being where the paper's circulation is the largest. When those compoping the excursion are selected they will be asked to name some lady'of experience to act as chaperon and who is also to be the Inter Mountain s guest. It is proposed that the company assemble at Butte !for general introductions and then take the train for St. Louis for a Tw4 Weeks' Trip The party. will have its own Pullmans and dining car and will prob ably run through asia special train. The best hotel accommodations will be reserved at'St. Louis and tickets of admission to the Fair, car fare and incidental expe ses will be provided for. The management of the Inter Mountain will rrange a thoroughly enjoyable program and will attend to every iteM of expense from the time the guests leave their homes until their fturn. Young lady, how would you like to take the trip? Applications: will be received at the different business offices of the paper and heIquarters for the receiving of votes will be rapidly opened at the diffe nrt county seats in the state. Full conditions for joining the excursion appear on page 4 of this issue and a large en rollment is invited. INTER MOUNTAIN'S OFFER TO BEAUTY THIRTY MOST BEAUTIFUL AND POPULAR YOUNG LADIES ARE TO GO TO ST. LOUIS FAIR. CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL Belle of Each County in Montana Will Be Sent to the World's Fair Free of .harge by This Paper. The Montana girl is going to be at the St. Louis fair. She is going to be there in force. The inter Mountain is going to send her there and see that she has the time of her life. This newspaper is to send 30 girls, representing all the counties in the state, 'to the international cxposition-the great est the world hba ever seen-at St. Louia next year. It is going to do so at its own expense. All it asks is that the peo ple of the several counties select their representatives, or county miaids of honor, as they will be called, by popular vote on a ballot to be furnished by this news paper. Once selected, the Inter Moun tain does the rest. No 'Expense Attaohed. The malds of honor will have to stand no expense whatever. They will he brought to Butte by the Inter Mountain, this city having been choasen as the as sembling place for the excursion. Ilere, after they have selected their chaperon, whose expenses also will be paid from the beginning to the end of the excur sion, they will board their special cars for St. Louis. Right here something about thos-e cars might be said. There will be enough of the finest Pullman sleepers on wheels to accommodate the young ladies. Also there will be a dining car. A feature of this dining car will be that no member of the party will have aught to do with that slip of paper so carefully given to each customer by the waiter at the end of the meal. The Inter Mountain's gtuests are to be its guests. All expenses are to be uaid. That means all. Perhaps a Speoial. In all probability these cars will he run throulgh solid from Ilutte to St. I.ouis and back again as a special train. That is a detail not yet arranged. The chances -,'z that friends and relatives of some of the young ladies might wish to acc1m pany them, so the train probably will be augmented by more cars to accommlloldate these people. 'ow as to the manner in which the county maids of honor are to be chosen. Were the Inter Mountain to offer to send to the fair one or two or three or any other number of "the most popular girls _p the tate" to be selected on a news r coupon plan, such as this, the 11 tt' girls would hasve it all their own (Contimued on Page Five.) VILLACEl ' PTAWAY WHEN 71 DAM ftKS RAMAPO, ( THREATENED WITH DISA UI CH A8 WIPED JOHNM toWN OUT. HOUSES, BARNS, FENCES, ALL GO BEFORE WATERS Reservoir Above Unfortunate Town Gives Way and Wall of Waters Tumbles Upon Helpless Village, Sweep ing All Before Its Rush. tIY ARS.O IAl'l.U PII'SR. Suffern, N. Y., Oct. z. --lThe Tuxedo clda above the town of IRaiinpo broke to day and the water bur.t through and tumbled down upon the village, carryilng all before it. llousexs, barns, fencer and livestock were swept down the current. Only tiylely warnings prevented a tre inendous loss of life. RICE WILL CONITEST College Millionaire Left a Fortune Represented in Albany Court. IIY ASS.|'IA'r lir . t' .l'R . Alanny, N. Y., ()ct. I..- Argument was made inl tile cotllt of ;appellnl today in the matter of the will of William Mi. Rice, the probate of which Albert T. I'atrick, con victed of the murder of RIice, is lighting to reverse. The respondent is J)ohn I). liartine, one of the executors of tile pro ba;ted will, who reprrtesents more panrticl larly the William Rice Ins.titute for the Advauncement of Literature, Science a1nd Art of Houston, Texas, a Iproposedl memo rial to :Mr. Rice, to which he bcoue'tcd a bulk of his estate. The appeal is from the decision of the appelllate i vinsiol, supreme co11 t, sustain ing that of F;rrgnate Vit rcuids in relco nizing the will hearing the date of Sep tember a6, 1896, and repudiating an a transparent forgery the instrunment dlated Junle to, 90ou, put forward ,by Patrick. TAFT TO BE HERE IN JANUARY Washington, D. C., Oct. a.--Word has been received at the White house from Governor Taft that he will be here, ready to assume his new duties as secretary of war. some time il January. SAID ENGLAND IS BEHIND JAPAN Great Britain Would Be Obliged to Stand by Her Ally. A WAR IS PROBABLE Russia and Japan Rush Preparations for Battle Around Corea. Iiy AnolClArlTl IPpI8. lerlin, ()ct. I.---A dispartch fr.ol Shanghllui to the Frliankfurter Zeitung ltatei that tIlew I asl reaclhdl thlere from ('ihei iloIo the cllec that the Jalpalne, have cclupiled Mhiphnlllhi l that an ollt cial declaration of war is expected. Crisis Reaohed. 1Y ANliN'IAlEi D I'5l58. Rcrln, ()ct. Is.--'The relations btlwtern Jlapanl and IRussia have lechledl a crisis na cordiilng to the oflicial view here. The exnct niatre of the diplotllllic exchanges *lhtlwccatll thc Iwo governmellnt that ibrightll ollt the lpresent tensity allllpear to hie i kiowii at Ilie hgatin o ithell two i ll l Irica here or at the t Ier ntian legationi at St. PetersIurg and TLkin, although It iN inderstood the I reat iritain is privy to Japaillis ilovilllntl . Believe War Probable. St. P'etersburg, Oct. ia.-Signifiencnee is aillilthed here io the fact that the Illlhcial Melssenger and JourInal lie i'etersshrg print the Ilerlin LIkal Anzeiger's lis palches relating to tthe movement of the Russian fleet aitnd hIe pIossible coincilent altllilg of the ltus i;lln and Japill.lle troops in different pllal's of ('or¢ea. Seve ral ncws'.llaprs tI1ulih,11 revl ews of Japi.ll' military and ,naval strength. Hayashi's Statement. l.nilsn,il, i ts. .- l)epsecatling the itl In rs il f a J i llt lap se i ultiimatunl to sllsu4.i;a, Iiaron liaypshi, the Japanese minister to Great BIritSin, in an interview today said he had no information of such a character, adding that had "Japan taken thin action the Anglo-Japanese treaty would havr necessitated my being informed," so that he amight Inform the British goverlnmenlt. The foreign office says it has no con firmaation of the reports of Japanseer mili tary tnovenelllts at Ma-San-l'ho. Japlla has a special settleuselit covlesrilg 65o acres at Ghapokpo, Ilear-Ma-San; i'ho, granlted to her by Corea on September to as anl offset to the settlement at Ma-S;an-Pho previously granted to BJtlsit by Corca. In spite of the reassuring stateliellsts of the foreign office cand ltaron llayashi, the reiteration that hostilities between Rus nsi and Japan aire iniminent, tile mysteri n sls nlovements of the Russian and Jllap an:tie fleets land the excited state of public opinion in Japan are bleginning to cause disquiet inl Great Britaini which hy reason of her alliance with Japan in so intimately concerned ill any aelio which the latter may take ill the Far last. Great Britain involved. Only tile most sanguine persons be lieve that in the event of hostilities they could he kept within the limits which would free Great Britain fronl her obll gation to support her Japanese ally. Chie Foo, the source of the latest alarm ing news, is several hundred miles from Ma-San-l'ho. Russia in the Way. Shanghai, Oct. a.-T-lhe local press displays little interest in the United States and Japan's treaties. ''The native merchants who were hope ful when the British treaty nlegotiations were begun, do not now expect any prac tical benefits from the divided efforts of the foreign powers to effect a radical re form of the inland taxation of trade. As regards the opening of places in Manchuria to foreign trade, native opinion is general that so long as the Russian po sition is maintained the word "opening" is meaningless and it is not believed Chinese or American trade will obtain any sub. stantial advantages fromt this diplomatic victory. Negotiations Proceed. Washington, D. C., Oct. 12.-Aside from extensive military preplaratiols lby both nations the Japanese legation here is not advised that either Russia or Japan has as yet committed any act of war. The Japanese minister is being kept constantly advised by cablegrams frosm Tokio of the situation and realizing its gravity he is moving with great caution. The negotiations between Rlulsi and Japan, accordintg to his advices, are still in progress and there is hope of a diplo matic settlement of the questions at issue. The minister today authorized the Asso. ciated Press to make the following state mlent: "Ills attention having been called to a certain unauthorized statement attributed to him, that the public utterances of the Japanese people are all in favor of war with Russia, Mr. Kogoro Takahira, the Japanese minister, states that while there is some disquiet due to the unsettled state of affairs which has existed so long In the Far East, it seems that it has been aggravated more recently by the unfounded rumors regarding military and naval move ments in certain quarters; but in his judgment the intelligent section of the Japanese public has been generally calm and collected up to the present junction, as they know that the matter has been for some time in the hands of responsi ble parties of Japan and Russia, and that they have been negotiating with a view to arriving at an understanding between them. For his own part. Mr. Takahir, (Continued on Page Nine.