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Butte Daily Inter Mot/ntain.
VOL. XXÎ. NO. 35
Cloudy Tonight
Showers Tom 5
Not Above Trafficking: in Vegetables
and Green Stuff—Held Up Beef Con
tractor for Alleged Shortage—Star
Witness for the State Claims Intimi
dation and Asks Court Protection.
(By Associated Press.)
Manila, April 30.—The trial of Captain
James C. Reed, ex-depot commissary at
Manila, charged with receiving bribes
and with other official misconduct, which
began here yesterday, was continued to
day, and was fiercely contested.
Thomas Harries ,a bookkeeper of the
firm of Robinson & Macondray, testified
that Mr. Robinson paid Captain Reed
$881. The firm's book contained entries
to that effect.
Received Illegal Commission.
Fred Macondray testified that he ar
ranged to give Captain Reed ten per cent
commission on sales of vegetables fur
nished to the transports.
Before testifying, Barry Baldwin,
formerly United States marshal for Cali
fornia and now manager of the Macon
dray company, made a statement to the
courf. He said that attempts had been
made to Intimidate him and he asked for
the protection of the court.
Held Up Beef Contractor.
Mr. Baldwin testified to having a $200,
000 beef contract. Captain Reed came
to his office and claimed there were
slight shortages in the beef deliveries, on
account of which Mr. Baldwin gave Cap
tain Reed $385.
Adjutant General Garlington testified
that Captain Reed said Major Davis was
short 14,500 pounds of beef. He admitted
receiving money from Mr. Baldwin, but
said the sum he received would be ap
plied to the beef shortage.
Claimed to Be a Great Grand Daughter
of Ethan Allen—Brought Letters of
Introduction to Montana State G. A.
R. Encampment—Told Personal Ex
periences and Jollied Her Listeneres.
The old saying "There is no fool like
an old fool" has once again been beauti
fully illustrated in Butte. Generally one
end of the transaction is young and
either beautiful, or fascinating, but in
this instance she admits some fifty years.
At the time of the annual encampment
of the G. A. R. and Relief Corps of Mon
tana a few days ago, a woman
mare her appearance in Butte.
Her coming had been heralded by a tele
gram from some man iu Kansas City
He purported to be an old G. A. R. man
and that the woman in question was his
wife and a member of the Relief Corps.
Then came a telegram directed to
President Almon of the Relief Corps,
asking that the corps pay attention to
The Visitor. The corps decided
to do so, although no one knew any
thing of her or about her. She made
her appearance at the camp fire in the
Auditorium and the way she gathered
the old soldiers around her was a sight.
Then she introduced a little rush act
and before the majority knew what was
going on The Visitor was on the plat
form throwing figurative bouquets at the
G. A. R. Relief Corps and narrating sev
eral anecdotes, making them all applica
ble to herself and her most remarkable
career as she expressed it.
The Visitor is an elocutionist, and
when she ended her talk with a recita
tion of "The Men of the Dandy Fifth'*
the old boys applauded her to the echo.
They waited on her and when she left
the hall a colonel from Helena, and sev
eral Butte colonels almost fought for the
pleasure of taking her to her hotel. She
Invited the Relief Corps to visit her as
she would hold a reception.
She held out as an inducement that
Mojeska would help her receive. That
caught a few of the women and they
went up. It transpired, however, that
Mojeska did not know the fair and fad
ed Visitor. Then The Visitor, who
had also caught the reporters of the
morning papers for a few columns of hot
air, made some most remarkable state
ments and the G. A. R. men began to
compare notes.
It came about that when invited by
the Butte Daughters of the Revolution
to meet with them and address them,
The Visitor had a convenient headache
and could not attend. She was also out
when members called on her. The Visitor
of Ethan Allen. At a meeting
of the G. A. R. the telegram
from The Visitor's husband was
brought up and a resolution was Intro
duced by a certain gallant officer that
honor be paid the woman, etc. The
resolution was referred to Judge Blake
and he made it read "A woman repre
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sentlng herself to be a descendant of
Ethan Allen, etc."
Saturday the blow fell. The Butte G.
A. R. received a letter from F. F. Adams,
a well known G. A. R. man of Seattle
and a clothier there. He sent a bill for
the post to collect from The Visitor for
$10.85. He did not say whether it was
for clothes or a loan. He said if they
collected it they could turn it into the
relief fund. He added that a number of
the old boys there had been victimized
for various sums by the woman.
The G. A. R. discussed the subject and
one by one those gray-haired men got
up and told of the coin they had parted
with while under the spell. The Visitor
is modest in her little touch act. for
most of them gave up only $2. Even
on her way to the depot The Visitor
stood up a couple of "the boys."
The question of telephoning to Ana
conda and warning the Relief Corps and
G. A. R. there was brought up but one
boy in blue objected and he brought the
others around to his way of thinking.
"If there is any G. A. R. man who
is fool enough to dig up for an old wom
an like The Visitor just let them go
ahead and do It. Let the others get a
lesson." And they did not telephone.
The end is not yet for the officers at
national headquarters will take the mat
ter. G. A. R. men here do not believe
she is married. At any rate an investi
gation is on foot.
Alejandrino, Tinio and Padre Aglipay,
Filipino Crusaders, Surrender
at Discretion.
(By Associated Press.)
Manila, April 30, 3 p. m.—The report
that General Alejandrino has surrend
ered is confirmed. He was looked upon
as the possible successor of Aguinaldo.
Padre Aglipay, the excommunicated
Filipino priest, who preached the doc
trine of a holy war against the United
States, has also surrendered.
General Tinio, the Filipino leader in
Abra province, has surrendered.
No Chance to Become Citizens of
Russia—Stringent Immigration
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 30.—The state de
partment has received from Ambassador
Towera t St. Petersburg a translation
of the Russian laws relating to the
rights of foreigners in that country and
the conditions under which Jews are
permitted to settle there.
Two of the provisions are that natives
of Korea and China are prohibited from,
settling on the frontiers of Russia, and
that foreign Jews, with the exception
of Jews from Central Asia, are. not al
lowed to settle in Russia nor to become
Treasury Department Will Send Dele
gates to Europe for Commer
cial Figures.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, April 30.— O. P. Austin,
chief of the bureau of statistics of the
treasury department will sail for Europe
today on important government busi
ng ?<=. His mission primarily is to collect
ai first hand statistics on the foreign
commerce of Great Britain, Germany.
France and other countres of the old
world, and second, to attend the annual
ccngress of European colonial officers
to be held at The Hague in June,
Daniel McDonald Says There
Will Be No Labor Troubles
In Montana.
Residents of Montana should be
jubilant when today's Inter Moun
tain comes to their homes. The in
terview published concerning the
labor troubles is the most cheering
news that has yet been given out
for many a day to the people of
Butte and the state of Montana. It
is useless to deny that the situation
looked panicky and there was an air
Qf alarm about the state. Here in
Butte serious misgivings were felt
Those whose interests were bound
up in Butte, whose property and
hemes are here have wanted to
•know the worst. Happily the worst
is the most cheering reading this
■ paper has laid before its readers
•this year. Like the passing of a
summer cloud the shadows have
lilted and there is nothing to fear.
Daniel McDonald is entitled to the
tuanks of all good citizens for
speaking in his official capacity and
setting all doubts at rest.
According to a statement made by
Daniel McDonald, president of the West
ern Labor Union, the prospect of labor
troubles in Butte has been blown to the
winds and all is quiet and secure in the
unions of the city. A representative of
the Inter Mountain called upon President
McDonald at the headquarters of the
Western Labor Union in the Silver ow
block at 11:30 this forenoon and the labor
leader expressed his opinions at length
respecting the rumors now agitating tne
air of Butte. Deliberately and emphati
So far as surface indications go the
recording of a deed yesterday by which
Con Hayes and Mrs. C. Hayes for a
consideration of $5,000, conveyed lot 3,
of block D, in the Warren & Kingsbury
addition, to Thomas Bryant was some
thing of no great import. But there is
something beneath the surface, some
thing of considerable importance. The
recording of the deed merely marked
another lap in a race between Clark and
Heinze for the possession of property
over which there is li kclv to be con
siderable litigation.
Years ago General Charles S. Warren
and B. C. Kingsbury located a claim In
between the Steward' claim and a late
acquisition, both belonging to Senator
Clark. Their claim, known as the Wool
man, was laid off in town lots and
referred to on the maps as the Warren
& Kingsbury addition. Twenty years
ago these lots were all sold, with the
exception of a small piece of ground re
served for mining purposes, which was
afterward sold to Jacob Ornstein and by
him to Senator Clark.
From all accounts it appears that some
mining has been done on this lode either
from the Steward or the late acquisi
tion. A knowledge of this is what has
Led to the present race tn acquiring
possession of as much as possible of the
Lee Davenport & Co., npposed to be
representing F. A. Heinze, have as se
cretly as possible been purchasing lots
puily Mr. McDonald talked and his state
'Huefcts were precise and unqualified when
he said there would lie no labor troubles
in the city of Butte. He is at the head of
twenty-two unions in BButte that af
filiate in the Western Labor Union and in
his office centers the business of a wide
circle of laboring men. He certainnly
knows what he is talking about.
'There is no excitement whatever in
union labor circles," said President Mc
(Continued on page 3.)
on the Woolman lode. Ex-Governor J.
E. Rickards, supposed to be representing
Kt nator Clark, has also ben trying to se
cure the property, paying Patrick Con
1 m $15,000 for two lots and J. A. Creigh
ton $3,500 for one lot. Yesterday the Bry
ant deed was recorded, which has given
inkiing of the whole affair. Tom Bry
«jnt is thio superintendent <«f Clark's
mining property and his trusted agent
in all transactions of a mining nature.
The Clark and Heinze forces are lined
up for another battle over the property
— that is the opinion of those cognizant
of the situation in its entirety. So far
as minerals are concerned the Woolman
lode has always been deemed almost
worthless, but the alleged discovery that
Jt has been mined from either the Stew
ard or the late. acquisition side has
caused the Heinze people to change their
minds. It can easily be seen that if the
lode has been mined a man purchasing
the claim at this time would have
gi-ounds for a suit to recover the value
of the ore that has already been ex
tracted. Color Is given to the theory
that the lode has been mined by the
eagerness displayed by the Clark peo
ple to secure possession of the property
themselves, thereby at one stroke secur
ing a valuable mining ground and de
troytng all danger of a suit.
It Is said that Heinze has secured
enough property already, however, to
give him the basis for a suit. If this
is true, the battle will soon be on.
Widespread Plot Ends in Wholesale
Airests—Hundreds of Suspects
Taken to Prison.
(By Associated Press.)
Berlin, April 30.—The Lokal Anzeiger
prints a dispatch from Breslau which
"An extensive Nihilist plot has been
discovered in Russian Poland. Six hun
dred arrests were made to-day, of which
number 200 were transported by special
train to the Warsaw citadel. The towns
of Sosnovlee, Sielce and Dombrowa have
been occupied by two companies of Cos
sacks. Secret correspondence was dis
covered at Sielce by which the plot was
But If They Do Not, English Coal
Mines Will Languish, and Ship
ping Interests Fail.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, April 30.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says:
The shipping and many industries are
settling down to the conviction that the
only concession which can he expected
from the treasury is the exemption of
the contracts from the short period du
ties on coal, and candid men among
them are beginning to admit that agi
tation has been pitched too high and
that tlie mines will not lie closed or
ships driven from the sea by the new
methods of taxation. Contractors now
assert that foreign navies, like the
French, will be forced to pay the export
duty on Welsh steam coal and that
Sir Michael Hieks-Beaeh's forecast that
the tax will fall upon the foreigners may
be fulfilled in the course of time.
Liberal protests against sugar duties
have been met by tory ridicule of the
old time Gladstone doctrine that the
salvation of the industrial and agricul
tural classes lay in cheap marmalade
and Jam. The chancellor's hold upon
tory affections is increased when proof
is offered that he is running counter to
Gladsonian principles.
Gould Kept cut of Pittsburg Although
He Gets Traffic Arrange
.(Special to Inter Mountain.)
New York, April 30.—Instead of enter
ing into an active independent war with
the Pennsylvania road by the construc
tion of a new line of road into Pittsburg.
George Gould has come to terms with the
Pennsylvania officials by which they will
divide iln* trade of the great iron district.
Gould had planned to use the Wabash as
a connecting link between his western
reads and tlie new line he expected to
build from Ohio direct to Pittsburg. The
Pennsylvania road, however, jealous of
the coming of a new road into what had
been their exclusive territory, has made
overtures which will result in the Wa
bash getting its line to Pittsburg only by
traffic agreement, using one of the Penn
sylvania lines instead of building a new
one. This will benefit both roads, and
remove the element of active competition.
The Gould interests might have persist
ed In building the new line, however, for
the sake of the great traffic from the iron
districts, had it not been for the fear of
the injury n open break could do in di
verting wee tern business to other lines
see mckinley.
Well Received All Along His Journey
—People Set Up All Night to Ses
the Train Go By—Makes Addresses
Wherever ue Party Stops—Speech
at Huntsville Well Received. 4
(By Associated Press.)
Huntsville, Ala., April 30.—The scenes
attending the passage of the presidential
train along the route today were a repe
tition of those yesterday. Crowds at
every way station cheered and waved to
the passing train, and every farm house
and cross roads had its group of eager
At Huntsville a stop of ten minutes
was made. Apparently the entire popu
lation of the town turned out to welcome
the president.
At the station the president was in
troduced by Judge Bichardson, General^
Joe Wheeler's successor in congress. The
president responded as follows:
"I greatly appreciate and return to all
of you my thanks for this welcome so
«arm and so generous upon the part of
the people of the members of the Grand
Army m the republic, Loyal Legion and
confederate veterans who speak their
greetings to us as we pass through your
beautiful city. If I have been in any
sense the instrument in the hands of the
people to bring together the north and
the south, it is the highest distinction
that I could cove. (Applause. I am glad
to see the boys in gray uniting in giving
the reception. Once foes and now friends
forever. Once with hostile arms in their
hands, now with affection In their hearts,
one for another and both united in love
and loyalty to the flag and the land we
love. We are not a military people. We
are not dedicated to arms. We love peace
and the United States never goes to war.
except for peace and only where we can
liave it in no othe r way. We have never
(Continued on page 3.)
President's Favor Does Not Insure
Their Final Selection—Reorganized.
Service to Be Ready by August 1
—75,000 Troops the Accepted Basis
for the Standing Army.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 30.—At the war de
partment it is said that efforts are be
ing made to have the reorganized stand
ing army fuly officered and equipped and
enlisted to strength of 75,000 by August 1.
More apprehension Is felt over'getting
the full quota of competent line officer?
by the date mentioned than over thé
recruiting o ftiie fifteen new regiments.
Except for this, it is probable that Sec
retary Root and Adjutant General Cor
bin would have accompanied the presi
dent on his western trio.
It is true that nearly all'of the SOO
or more line officers of the grades of
first and second lieutenants created by
the new law. have been designated by
the president, but every one of these
appointees must undergo a rapid mental
and physical examination before com
missions in the regular army are issued
to them. On the law of averages It is
estimated by exp"rienced army officers
that fuly one-third and perhaps half of
those originally designed by the presi
dent for appointment will fail either
<>n mental or physical examination.
In order to meet this exigency lists
of alternates by states are being pre
pared by the secretary of war and the
adjutant general, to whom the president
has turned this tax over. The alternates
are being selected from the long list of
applications now on file in the war de
partment, with reference of course, t®
the wishes of senators and other influ
ential men in the several states.
In order to expedite the work of dis
posing of the hundreds of applicants al
ready selected by the president. Secre
tary Root and General Corbin will ap
point a dozen or more boards of exam
iners to sit in various parts of the coun
try. where the convenience of the ap
pointees will be bt st served. Whenever
an appointee fails to pass the exam
ination the name of the first alternate
from his state will be certified to the
board for examination and this process
will be continued until the full quota
of sub-alternates created by the new
law is complete.
It Is not thought that the examina
tion will be in full swing for six weeks
or two months, and on this expectation
is based the reckoning that not until
August 1 will all the new officers be se
lected. This will not .interfere with tha
organization of the new regiments çt
th*> sending of fresh troops to the Phil
ippines to take the place of the return
ing volunteers.

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