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Those Good Tailors
g.Calmer & co.,6o e. bd'way!
Daily Inter Mountain.
Those Good Tailors
G.PALMER & CO.,60 E. BD'WAY
VOL. XVII i. NO. 239
BUTTE, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4. 1899.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
I ^
I This is the Last |
Week of
SIEGEL'S
CUT PRICE
Removal Sale
Two-thirds of a man's life is spent
in Clothes, and he ought to spend
it in good clothes, too.
The kinds we sell are good and $
so reasonable that they are in reach Jr.
of every man. •£
$
IP
ä» ™ at <KR If»!
I Our $10 Suits
now go at $6,10
iuur j>iz auus %
I now go at $7.201
ÜOur $15 Suits
fnow go at $8.75?:
|Our $18 Suits |
$now go at $11.50|
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% — I
Positively the last week at the old
3 stand.
*
I
The Siegel
Clothing Co
&
i
I Clothing Co!
I 213—215 N. Main Street. |
(P Butte, Mont. Ç
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Another
Surprise...
In the
Price of
Ar! Ware
Our few days' selling of $6.00
values In this season's latest fad,
with a choice of our big show win
dow full, at $2.00 each, has ex
hausted the supply of some of the
larger pieces. This being the
case we have decided to give all
who take advantage of this special
offer the choice of the remaining
pieces for $1.50 each, to the end that
none who patronize
BUTTE'S
MODERN
JEWELRY
HOUSE
Shall have cause to regret so doing.
J. H. LEYSON
Jeweler and Optician |
221 N, Main St., Butte
THE CASE IS
MYSTERIOUS
Death of a New York Man
Being Investigated.
THE DOCTOR'S STATEMENT
Until the Case of Mrs. Adams Came
Up No Idea of Foisonin? Had
Been Entertained.
|
New York. Jan. 4.—Detective Captain
McClusky has given out a statement
made by Mr. Henry Beaman Douglas,
I relative to his treatment of H.C. Barnet,
! a member of the Knickerbocker Athletic
j club, who died in November, 1898, ten
: days after having partaken of a powder
! which he had received from some un
known party through the mails. Mr.
Barnet was treated by Dr. Douglas, who
■ declared that he was suffering from
! diphtheria. Interest in the case has re
! vived on account of the death of Mrs.
* Kate J. Adams from partaking a portion
! of the contents of a bottle sent to Harry
j Cornish at the Knickerbocker club by
; some unknown person. Dr. Douglas'
statement is as follows:
"On October 30, 1898, I was summoned
to see Mr. Barnet at the Knickerbocker
Athletic club. Mr. Barnet said that he
felt badly and had a sore throat. I ex
amined his throat and found inflamma
tion in the right tonsil, the adjoining
parts and the uvülva. This part was
covered with a membrane. His pulse
was about 90, his temperature about 99.
He stated that the day previous he had
been 111 with his throat and had taken
a small quantity of powder from a box
which had been sent him in the mails—
which was evidently a sample box of
j Kulnow's powder. After taking this
\ powder he had immediately ejected it
i from his stomach and had vomited pretty
j thoroughly.
"He called in the emergency Dr. Wen
| dell Phillips, who prescribed some rem
; edy for stomach trouble. Dr. Phillips
: said that he would not call again unless
j he was sent for and the next day Barnet,
feeling his throat still sore, sent for me.
i I told him that the exudation from his
throat looked as if it must be diphtheria,
but that the symptoms were so mild that
we could not make a positive diagnosis
without examining the'germs in the
throat. I procured two culture tubes and
made a culture from the membrane from
his tonsil and developed the culture. Re
turning to the club in the afternoon I
looked at his throat and found that the
membrane had extended slightly, cover
ing rather more than in the morning. I
told him that we would not wait for the
I result of the culture examination but I
! would give him an injection of anti
toxine. Mr. Barnet had a had feeling
j from his stomach. His pulse was good
! and strong, he was not confined to his
! bed : :id he had no vomiting or diarrhoea,
j He stated that he was a fool for taking
! anything that came in the mail, but that
! he was in the habit of taking Kulnow's
I powders and the mailed box was handy.
I The membrane in the throat did not
; spread after the anti-toxine had been
given.
"Mr. Barnet was extremely sick and it
was considered a mild case of clinical
diphtheria. The cultures were examined
the following day and no diphtheria
germs were found in the culture. The
case was treated as a mild case of diph
theria, and Mr. Barnet took large quan
tities of nourishment without vomiting
and without diarrhoea. The diphtheria
ran the usual course, the membrane dis
appeared from his throat and he was
considered convalescent from the diph
theria. About 36 hours before he died,
he, despite my instructions, insisted upon
going to the toilet and remained there
about half an hour, using the toilet and
washing himself. TTpon returning to his
bed his heart became weaker and I was
called to see him. He was suffering from
: symptoms of heart failure and this con
! tinued up to the time of his death. Dr.
j Andrew H. Smith, at the suggestion of
! Mr. Barnet's brother, saw the case in
I consultation with me tlie day he died.
! Just before death Dr. Walker«was called
I in consultation, hut Mr. Barnet was in
an extreme condition and there was noth
ing more to do. He died about 4 o'clock
on the afternoon of Nov. 10.
"During the course of his diphtheria his
tongue became sore and the edges of his
gums became sore, which intimated
slight symptoms of mercurial poisoning.
Upon discovering the mouth symptoms I
! spoke to him about the powder he had
taken on October 20, which had made
him sick and the sample package of Kul
now's powder was removed from his
room. I made a superficial test and
thought it best to submit it to a qualified
chemist. I took the box containing the
powder to Dr. Ellison, who in my pres
ence made the tests which satisfied him
that the powder contained cyanide of
mercury. In the intervening week before
! Mr. Barnet died he had no symptoms
* that would contribute to the suspicion
•of mercurial poisoning.
"At no time did he present any symp
toms of cyanide poisoning, and the only
evidence of any mercurial poisoning was
such as any man might have developed
after taking a medicinal dose of calomel.
Mr. Barnet's case of diphtheria was not
reported to the board of health and when
the death certificate was issued showing
that death was due to heart failure fol
lowing diphtheria the board of health
started proceedings against me for not
reporting a contagious illness. When
Detective Herlihy called upon me I did
not see any connection between this case
and the Cornish case, which was attrib
uted to cyanide of potassium, conse
quently I did not give him the powder
which remained in my possession until
1 saw a report of evidence of cyanide of
mercury in the Cornish rase. I then
called upon Captain McClusky and de
livered to him the box containing the
powder front Mr. Barnet's room. I be
lieve that Mr. Barnet died of heart fail
ure following diphtheria, which heart
failure was brought on by undue exer
tion. I don't believe any mercurial poi
son contributed in the least to cause his
death."
Captain McClusky had iq his posses
sion the sample package containing the
remainder of the Kulnow powders which
Mr. Barnet left when he died. This pack
age was sealed and Captain McClusky
said that he will give the bottle as it was
given to him today to Dr. Wilthaus, the
expert chemist. In speaking of the send
ing of the two poisonous packages
through the mails, Captain McClusky
said :
"The same mind sent the two poisons,
it seems to me."
He refused to discuss the ease in any
of its phases, hut said that he did not
expect any arrest in the case at once.
THE SITUATION
IS NOW CRITICAL
Santiago, Jan. 4.—Meetings were held
' at all the political clubs last night and
] even the most conservative people, those
, favoring annexation of Cuba to the Unit
! ed States, were astounded at thg orders
j from Havana for the centralization of
customs money there. The past 48 hours
have completely altered the situation of
i affairs here. The province had gradually
I settled down and was contented with the
j order of things prevailing, recognizing
j the benefits conferred. Now there is a
j complete change and there is no oxag
i geration in saying the situation is criti
j cal, that a spark will set up a blaze which
i would plunge the province into insur
! reetion. It is generally admitted if 1,000
j men were suddenly discharged from pub
; lie works such action would probably
cause a revolt which would be hard to
j quell. Major General John R. Brooke,
' governor general of Cuba, is apparently
ignoring General Leonard Wood, in com
j maud here, and is cabling direct to his
: subordinates. He lias ordered the eol
, lector of customs to hank no money and
I the commanding general of the province
has ordered his officers to close several
minor offices, including Bayamo, prac
tically shutting off the mail of regiments
there. Dr. Castillo will accompany Gen.
! Wood to Washington, representing Brit
; ish interests in Santiago, to lay these
matters before the president. Wood's
j work here is now more thoroughly ap
; preeiated by Cubans.
j
j
j
!
IT WILL NOT BE
AN EASY TASK
Madrid. Jan. 4.—An interview with the
■ ex-prefect of the province of the Philip
: pines is published here, in the course of
I which he is quoted as saying:
j "McKinley lias shown complete ignor
i anee of the situation in the Philippines.
I When ttie Americans occupied Manila
there were only four insurgent provinces,
j The Americans encouraged revolution
i and now they themselves are victims of
; the support which they gave the insur
I gents who have become masters of the
entire archipelago except Mindanao.
I where the natives, who are Musselmans,
i refuse to recognize American rule, al
i though they have not revolted. Aguin
aldo's unpopularity is due to iiis frlend
i ship for America. His treatment of
Spanish prisoners has been horrible.
: Monks have been marched through the
' streets led by cords attached to rings
j through their noses and others have been
I employed literally as beasts of burden
j and thousands have died of ill treat
ment."
A Call to Dr. 111111«, .
New York. Jan. 4.—The advisory com
mittee on Plymouth church, Brooklyn,
from the pastorate of which Dr. Lyman
' Abbott resigned recently, have met to
receive the report of the sub-committee
j appointed to visit Chicago to hear the
preaching of Rev. Newell D. Ilillis and
: to make full inquiry into his success as
I a clergyman in that city. The sub-com
| mittee reported favorably regarding Dr.
i Hillis and after hearing the foil state
ment of the committee the advisory com
j mittee unanimously resolved to recom
mend Dr .Hillis to the congregation of
Plymouth church as successor to Dr.
Abbott.
Gog. Gage Inaugurated.
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 4.— Governor
elect Henry T. Gage was inaugurated to
day with appropriate ceremony.
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NOT MUCH WHS
DONE TODAY
Legislature Has Not Got Down
to Work.
ADJOURNMENT IS TAKEN
Committees in the House Will Be
Announced Tomorrow—New
Lawyers Admitted.
Special to Inter Mountain.
Helena, Mont., Jan. 4.—Neither house
of the legislature accomplished any
thing to speak of this morning. The sen
ate approved the report of the commit
tee on rules, which practically adopts
the rules of the last senate with a few
minor changes. President Spriggs an
nounced that he would appoint White
side, Riddell and Connolly a committee
on apportionment of the governor's mes
sage and Hobson. Cullcm and Warner a
committee on mileage. Two thousand
copies of the governor's message were or
dered printed.
Whiteside gave notice of the introduc
tion of a hill creating a horticultural
commission so the Flathead man will en
joy the distinction of having started l lie
introduction of bills in the senate.
The senate adjourned until 2 p. m.
In the house after roll call and prayer,
the journal had been read and approved,
the speaker said he would announce his
committees tomorrow.
The following petition for a rest day
was presented:
"House of Representatives, State of
Montana, We, the undersigned business
men. women, firms and corporations of
Montana, do hereby respectfully and
earnestly petition your honorable body
to enact a civil Sunday rest law, appli
cable to the businesses mentioned oppos
ite our names, but we, who are druggists,
desire the privilege on bell calls of selling
medicines, etc., when necessary, to re
lieve immédiate suffering. It is our desire
that the penalties of* this law be ade
quate to insure its proper enforcement."
The petition hears many signatures.
Johnson, of Carbon, gave notice of a
bill regarding the election of a board of
supervisors, defining - their power and
fixing the compensation.
On motion of Stephens, of Missoula,
the chair referred the governor's mes
sage to a committee of three, Stephens,
Toole and Black. This committee will
segregate the message and appoint sub
committees to consider the different por
tions. Adjourned till 10 o'clock tomor
row.
The committee of attorneys appointed
by tile supreme court to examine appli
cants for admission to the bar reported
today in favor of the following: Betet
Breen, W. J. Cushing, Carl J. Smith.
Butte; J. M. Kdmuudson, Anaconda;
James It. Ivens, Glendive; G. II. Simp
son, Columbus.
OPPOSED TO
EXPANSION
BANQUET OF THE MERCHANTS AS
SOCIATION IN BOSTON—THE
SPEAKERS.
Boston, aJn. 4.—At (lie yearly banquet
of the Merchants' association of Boston
at the Vendôme last night a number of
interesting addresses on the future policy
of the country were made by gentlemen
of prominence in national affairs. The
guests of the association from outside of
the state were Senator Perkins, of Cali
fornia. Congressman Dearmond, of Mis
souri. and Bauteile, of Maine.
Senator Perkins prefaced his remarks
by complimentary allusions to New En
gland's- wealth and business energy and
also spoke of the great productiveness of
California. He spoke enthusiastieally of
ship building on the Pacific coast which
had turned out such fine vessels as t'hc
Oregon, Olympia and Montgomery. After
referring to the annexation of Hawaii he
said:
"The war with Spain has developed
other questions. We made a declaration
of itself more far reaching than any of
us anticipated or imagined. We have ac
quired Porto Rico, the Ladrones and a
thousand more of the Philippine islands.
I do nut think it is a very good business
investment. I have only to call your at
tention to t'he fact of their pestilential
character, that there is not a congross
man today'who is not daily receiving
hundreds of letters from voters in Manila
urging him to have those volunteers dis
charged We will come down now to the
humanitarian standpoint. My manu
facturing friends, I do not believe you
will find very much of a market in future
for your wares and merchandise. Gen.
-Ag.uinalda says Spain does not own the
islands. He says the United States have
got only Manila and wc have got 20,000
men there. Today I 6ee there are six
more regiments to be sent and they will
take another city on the island of Luzon.
You say I am not an expansionist. I
think I would he of the annexation of
Louisiana if 1 had lived at the time but
is there any analogy in taking on these
isolated groups of islands with 10,000,000
to 12,000.000 of Asiatics. Can we take
them without representation? Do we
want such a heterogenous class of peo
ple brought into this country? Dir
promise the Filipinos anything? \ j.
honor of the nation is pledged to Ü ^
But we have not pledged it to the F 7
pinos. We have 20.500 troops there nd
and it will cost the United States at leas
$60,000,000 per annum to maintain tin m if,
•Luzon and two of the other large islands
there. Is it just to our own people?
"We have in the Philippines islands an
other element—a million and a half Mo
hammedans in those islands believing in
the doctrine of the plurality of wives. Yet
some of the journals that are advocating
expansion will not permit a representa
tive from Utah to enter congress because
he at one time said that his forefathers
believed in polygamy. Tlu-y say the Hag
should not come down when once raised.
I have hut to recite the fact that Gens.
Taylor and Scott raised it in Mexico and
it came down with honor. It is Ittflny
flying over ports in Cuba and in Havana
and it will come down when its missi >n is
ended. I believe in building up American
trade and extending our commerce, hut
in doing it through those channels that
will best elevate and promote the dig
nity and honor of our American people."
Congressman Dearmond, of Missouri,
was greeted with t'hree cheers as lie was
introduced. He said in part:
"I cannot sec how any good is to come
to us or to the people of the country if it
is to carry the policy of expansion to the
islands of the far distant Pacific. What
have we t > gain by the annexation of the
Philippine islands? Our first duty is here,
at the home, our duty to the children.
Some one has said what would you do—
turn them hack to the dominion of
Spain? No, I say. That cannot he. If
the meanest yellow cur that ever escaped
from Spanish domination and protection
somewhere, where the American flags
float, I would be the last one to kick him
hack into their hands. We entered upon
our recent war for the purpose of freeing
the Cubans. We declared that there was
no purpose or object to acquire terri
tory or enter upon a war of conquest. If
wc are to perform our full duty to the
Philippines and also at the same time do
our whole duty to our own people, we
will allow them to enter in their own
way and set tip their own government."
GOV. ROOSEVELT'S
FIRST MESSAGE
Albany, N. Y., Juu. 4.—The state legisla
ture convened today. In both assembly
and senate the republican caucus nominees
were elected. Fred Dixon of Chautauqua
county was made speaker of the assembly.
T. E. Ellsworth of Niagara county was
elected temporary chairman. Governor
Roosevelt's message opens with reference
to (he alacrity with which New York re
sponded to the call for volunteers to engage
in the war with Spain. The governor con
tinued :
"The people of New York wish It under
stood that they look at till American ques
tions of foreign policy from a national
standpoint. The tropical islands wo have
taken must neither be allowed to lapse into
anarchy not- to return under the sway of
tyranny. War is a grim thing tit best, but
the war through which we have passed has
left ns not merely the memories of victory
won on land and sea, but even a more
blessed heritage, knowing it was waged
from the highest motives, for the good of
others as well as for our own national
honor. Above all. we are thankful that it
brought home to all of us the fact that tin
country was indeed one when serious dan
ger confronted it. When from the east and
west, from the north and son 1 1» the sons
of those, who wore the blue and the gray
stood shoulder to shoulder in the tight,
met the same dangers, shared the some
hardships and won the same ultimate tri
umphs."
in discussing the national guard, Roose
velt says among other things:
"It Is much to he hoped some well
thought-of plan will be devised by the na
tional government for the use of the guard
In any future war. Guards should he used
as it was In the civil war and should not
be called out for foreign service. Work
which national guardsmen ought certainly
to perform differs entirely front that ex
pected from regulars. Many of the troops
who volunteered gladly for the emergency,
now that the war Is over tire most anxious
to return. That they are not till ultle to
return is due to the utterly inadequate size
of our regular army. If our regular army
is as it should he, increased to 100,(100 men,
the hard necessity of retaining volunteer
organizations, who ought not to be re
tained, will disappear."
The remainder of the message deals with
state affairs.
Fusion of Silver Men
Denver, Colo., Jan. 4—Preliminary
steps have been taken in this city for the
organization of "The United States 16 to
1 Money League." The object of the or
ganization is to assist in the fusion of po
litical parties on a basis of bimetallism.
It is expected the league will take a
prominent part in politics.
Peace Treaty Presented
Washington. Jan. 4.—The peace treaty
has been presented to the senate and the
senate immediately went into executive
session to refer it to the committee on
foreign relations.
Bnrronglis Will Get It
Lansing. Mich., Jan. 4.—-Albert Peek
has retired from the senatorial contest,
thus leaving the field open for the re
election of Senator Burroughs.
Hennessy's
a
r;
Men's
Furnishings.
Here's a Clearing Out of broken lots,
odds and ends, job lots and sample lines
of almost everything for Men's Wear,
Prices have been put very low for these
high class poods, and those who would
take advantage of these bargains should
come here soon.
Underwear
150 pieces Men's Fine Underwear, all
manufacturers' samples, mostly shirts,
sizes 38 and 40, values, $1.50 to $3.50
each....................................
sale price $1 OO each
100 pieces Underwear, manufacturers'
samples, values 75c to $1.25 each........
sale price 5 ->c each
78 pairs Men's Fine Pink Cashmere Wool
Drawers, all sizes hut 36, regular $1.50
values..................................
sale price $1 CO pair
40 Fine All Wool Plush Back Shirts and
Drawers, «orne sizes missing, regular
$2.00 values ............................
sale prie $1.25 each
60 pieces of'Brown Cashmere Shirts and
Drawers, many of them good sizes, reg
ular $2.00 values,........................
sale price $1.50 each
Broken lines of Fine Underwear, all
sizes in the lot, but not in each line, at
about half price. ^
Men's Hats
Several broken lines of Men's Soft Hats,
regular $2.50 values.....................
sale price $1.8£l
A gew broken lines of Fedora and stapla
shapes, regular $2.00 Hats..............
sa e price $1. 45
Men's Shirts
140 Shirts, some all white, laudcred
some colored, with laundered collars
and cuffs attached, sizes 14 to 17.......
sal«» price 50c each
75 Fine Flannel Overshirts, sizes 14 y 2 and
15-inch only, regularly worth from $2
to $3.50 each.............................
sale prier» $ .OO each
Several broken lines of Men's Shirts at
very low prices to close the lots
Gloves and Mitts
100 pairs Men's Wool Mitts, all sizes.....
sale price lUc pair
Several broken lots in Men's Gloves and
Mitts...................................
sala price 2ac pair
Fur Top Gloves, Lined.....................
sale price 50 - pair
Indian Tan Gloves and Mitts*.............
sale price 50c pair
Unlined Dogskin Gloves, all sizes.........
sale price 95c pair
Adler's Silk Lined Reindeer Gloves, all
sizes, regular $1.75 values...............
sale price $1.23 pair
Half Hose
150 pairs Wool Half Hose, all manufac
turers' samples and good size, worth
up to 75c pair............................
sale price 25c
250 pairs Black Wool Half Hose, all sizes,
9\i to llVi, regular 25c values...........
sale price 2 pairs for 25c
100 pairs Egyptian Lisle Half Hose, sizes,
9, 10 and 11, regular 25c value.......... r
Tnrea pairs for 50d
120 pairs Fine Real Maco Half Hose»
black, with Silk feet, all sizes, regular
50c values*...............................
Three pairs for $1.00
Neckwear
Puffs, Tecks, Four-in-Hands, Bows and
Strings, regular 50c values..............
sale price 25c each
A better let of Fine Neckwear, Puffs,
Tecks, Four-in-Hands, Strings and
Bows, 75c and $1.00 values..............
sale pr.ee SOc each
Hennessy's

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