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FOR FRIDAY: PROBABLE SHOWERS AT NIGHT. The Kalispell Bee. WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY. stonca VOL. 1. NO. 1. KALISPELL, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1900 FIVE CENTS HANNA WON'TSAY Who He Favors for Vice-Presi dent. CONTEST IS SETTLED Louisiana Office Holden Beaten—Numer ous Aspirants For Second Place. I 01 Special to the Bee. Philadelphia, June 14.—The most in teresting event in the national commit tee was the seating of Warmouth, dele gate from Louisiana, after a very spirit ed contest occupying nearly all day. This is an overthrow for the federal office holders of Louisiana, 10 of whom were on a delegation headed by Wim berly, a collector of the port of New Or leans. Although Wimberley is a mem ber of the national committee and made the strongest presentation of the case, the committee by a vote of 25 to 18 de lared for his opponent. The man thus seated is Wm. Pitt Kellogg, former gov ernor and at one time United States senator from Louisiana, who has been a delegate to every republican convention since I860. The Delaware case is in abeyance while the sub-committee appointed yes terday is endeavoring to have the fac tions agree. Chairman Hanna is the center of in terest and is much sought after for in terviews in the hope that he will give some indication of his choice for the vice-presidency. He is still non-commit tal, and while he has been visited in sev eral papers his statements are of a gen eral character as to the vice-presidency. While it is the uppermost topic of dis cussion the opinion of leading republi cans seem still to be at sea. Nearly every prominent republican when asked about it remarks that "the field is still open and the best man will win," which is taken to indicate that no one has been accepted by those who are managing the affairs of the party. Avowed candidates are Lieutenant-Governor Woodruff of New York, who has friends on the ground hustling for him; Secretary Long, who was „launched today as a full fledged candidate, and Representative Dolliver of Iowa, whose friends are urg ing him because of his reputation as an orator and because of geographical reas ons. According to the present outlook, besides the three named there will be votes cast for a number of favorite sons, though in many instances it will be pure ly a complimentary vote. A CAMPAIGN MEASURE. Clark and Hetnse Grant an Eight Hour Day In Their Butte Mines—Nothing Said About Jerome. Butte, June 13.—During the exercises in the opera house attendant upon the celebration of Miners' Union day today letters were read from Senator W. A. Clark and F. August Heinze, the latter the head of the Montana Ore Purchas ing company, granting the miners in their employ their request for an eight hour working day. Just what action will be taken by the Anaconda, Boston & Montana, Butte & Boston and the other active mines of the district cannot be learned. The agita tion for the eight hour day had been so quietly conducted that the concession of the two mining companies is in the na ture of a surprise. The other companies will probably ask for some time to con sider the matter. The request of the miners, it is understood, has been for warded to the eastern officers of the . Boston & Montana. Marcus Daly of the Anaconda company was reported to have arrived in New York last week, but this report is denied. Following the an nouncement of the inauguration of the eight hour day came the statement that stationary engineers of the district will make a demand for $5 per day. On the larger hoists of the district the engineers also have an eight hour law, enacted some years ago by the legislature. Their compensation at present is $4 per day. STILL THEY COME. Mlmonrt, California, Kentucky and Georgia Delegation* for Bryan. Louisville, Ky., June 14.—At the state democratic convention held here today the entire delegation to the Kansas City convention was instructed for Bryan The Chicago platform was endorsed. Jefferson City, Mo., June 14.—At the state convention held here today Mis souri's 34 delegates to the Kansas City convention were instructed for Bryan. Sacramento, Cal., June 14.—The state democratic convention has endorsed Bryan and the Chicago platform. The delegation to Kansas City were instruct ed for the Nebraskan. Atlanta, Gu., June 14.—At the' demo cratic stale convention today, Georgia's délégation to the national convention was instructed for Bryan. HP AGAINST IT. The New Philippine Coin 111 I anion Ha* a Hard Job Ahead. Manila, June 10.—Judge W. H. Taft and his colleagues of the Philippine commission were beset during their first week in Manila by a multitude of callers of all nationalities, - professions and in terests, who presented a bewildered as sortment of recommendations touching military and civil policies. The commis sioners maintained the attitude of un prejudiced listeners. They admit that, while they anticipated an enormous task, the complexity and difficulty of the problems and conditions are well nigh staggering. They find General MacArthur admin istering civil and military affairs in a way that is universally popular. The Filipino party, embracing prominent in surrectionists who accepted American rule through force of circumstances, is already making overtures for the discus sion of a scheme of permanent govern ment, practically reviving the old propo sition of autonomy under an American protectorate. Judge Taft's utterances indicate a conciliatory policy towards the natives. He has conferred with the high army officers, some of whom strongly urge that a larger army is necessary to sup press the insurrection, believing that civil government will be impossible until the rampant rebellion in the southern districts of Luzon, in the extreme north eastern provinces of the island and in the Visayas, except Negros, is crushed. American experience with the natives discourages the hope of honest govern ment through them until a generation or more have eradicated the results of Spain's tutelage. A large proportion of the provincial officials already installed have proven treacherous, while the na tive police and officials here in Manila are living on a scale of luxury suspi ciously disproportionate to their salaries. Charges against native judges of failing to account for thousands of dollars re ceived in fine« are under investigation, REPUBLICAN PLATFORM. Murk Hanna Glee* a Dinner and Lay* Down tin- Platform. A special to the Chicago Tribune from Washington, D. C., says: Republican leaders have already turned their attention to the platform to be adopted at Philadelphia. At a dinner given by Senator Hanna Saturday night the platform was outlined. Among those present besides the host were Senators Spooner, Davis, Fairbanks, Beveridge and Depew and Postmaster General Smith. As outlined, the platform will declare that the insurrection in the Phil ippines has been stamped out, excepting guerrilla warfare, and civil government is being established; congratulates Puerto Rico on the establishment of a territorial government and Hawaii on annexation; commends McKinley's administration as thoroughly American and prosperous; declares for the gold standard; favors re duction of war taxes; reaffirms the Mon roe doctrine; advises a vigorous forigu policy and the construction of the Nica ragua canal; condemns trusts and indorses legislation passed by the house; reaffirms protection and reciprocity poli cies and declares Cuba will be given its freedom as soon as it is safe. «lapuneae Injiiml. Missoula, June 14.—As a result of care lessness two Japanese are dead, another is to undergo an amputation and a fourth has received severe injuries. The acci dent happened about 8:40 this morning in a narrow cut a short distance west of Arlee. The Japs were part of a section gang and this morning as usual they started out on a hand car and when in the cut the east-bound passenger train came in view. They had no time to turn back and it was impossiblo to go forward. So they took the car off and set it on the end of the ties. As the train approached the Japs crowded be hind the car, holding it up so that the train would pass without hitting. The engine passed all right and the Japs, thinking they could release their hold on the cur, did so, und the. steps of the first car struck it with the result as stated. The train was stopped and the crew and passengers did all they could for the injured men. Marriage* Invalid. San Francisco, June 14,-Judge Beecher today rendered an iuq)ortant opinion in which he holds that marriages between divorced persons in this state, cousu m mated within one month after the de cree of divorce has been granted, are in valid, and that in the eye of the law such persons are unmarried. Over 13UÜ Cali fernia couples have been married at Reno since the enactment of the law. How many were married at Virginia City and other towns is not known, but the number is considerable. Judge Beecher uses the following lan guage iu his decision: 'All of those couples who now supjiose themselves to be married are holding meretricious relations toward eacn other.'" AINTI-GLARK. Special to the Bee. Red Lodge, June 14.—At the democratic convention held here today an anti-Clark delegation was elected to Ift the state convention. The result is a surprise to the !j! Clark people who were dissatisfied with the action of the county central committee in selecting the delegation and t \ 1 i managed to have the action of the committee rescinded. ^ Today's convention was the result, and the outcome is no 41 jj ! more satisfactory to the Clark forces than the action of * ' 45 the committee. t s 41 NATIONAL CONVENTION. Republican* Have Everything In Readt ne*a at Philadelphia. Philadelphia, June 10.—The republi can convention of 1900 has everything in readiness, practically, for the quadren niai gathering of the republicans of the United States 10 days in advance of the date fixed for the opening session. The magnificent convention hall is complete in every detail and awaits only the hour of noon, June 19. The preparations for the coming gath ering were carried on by two large committees. One had charge of the ar rangements for the serious work of the convention, while the other committee was assigned the task of properly enter taining the visitors. While the first committee is resting on its oars, the other liody of workers will have no rest until after it shall have sent home the visitors. All the larger hostelries and the exclusive apartment houses have been booked to their capacity. Quite a number of state delegations have rented houses entirely for all of next week. Schmidt Acquitted. Helena, June 14—Chas. Schmidt, ac cused of smuggling liquor to the Indians on tlie Blackfoot reservation, was today acquitted of the charge in the United States court. Explosion of Dynamite* Biwahik, Minn., June 14.—A terrible accident occurred today at the Hale mine, three miles from here in which five men were instantly killed by an ex plosion of dynamite. Gu* Explosion. Canmore, Alberta, June 14—An explo sion of gas occurred in the Canmore coal mine today, killing eight and injur ing seven men. Nine Burned. New York, June 14.—A fire in a tene ment at 303 Jackson street at three o'clock this morning caused the death of nine persons. Salary Increased. Washington, June 14.—The salary of the postmaster at Kalispell, Montana, has been raised from $1800 to $1900. Milter Killed. Butte, J une 14— P. C. Dunne, a miner was instantly killed by an explosion of giant powder in the Gagnon mine. "Virtue Its Own Reward*" This is not the story of the Helena schoolgirl who took the heading of this piece for her theme and in order to prove her case had her hero marry a rich candy woman's daughter "and the next day they had twins," but the plain unvar nished tale of the experience of an hon est politician who resides in Kalispell. Some people may think • there are no honest politicians in Kalispell, but after they read this simple and true story they will change their minds. It was last Saturday, the day of the primary election, and this particular politician was sad at heart. It looked hard for his side of the fight, but he is no quitter, and he kept hard at work 'tho his heart was sore oppressed." He bethought him of an acquaintance who had not yet voted and he straightway hied himself to the delinquent's domicile. Quoth he, "Amigo, I an> in sore straits and I want you as a particular favor to straightway go and vote this ticket and vote the ticket straight. Mine enemies hunger and thirst for my political scalp and unless my friends, like you, assist me I shall be a political corpse ere the setting of yonder sun." The friend was much disturbed. 'Alas," said he, "I would fain help you, but I am a republican—a Bill McKinley, Mark Hanna, Tom Carter, Judge Nash republican, but by the boues of my an cestors, if you are iu need I will desert them all and succor you." The honest politician's heart sank. He was sore tempted, but lie yielded not. "By the beard of Bill Bryan," he said, "I will not ask any friend of mine to make a fool of hiuiseii though I suffer twenty polilicui deaths. if )uu are a republican from couvictiou, slay with them, old boy, until the light of reason shines on your benighted mind and you can vote the Democratic ticket because you believe it right to do so." And they fell on each others nocks and wept. And it came to pass that standing by was a man who had witnessed the sad scene and he also was moved to tears. And he said to the honest politician: "Behold, I am a democrat and 1 like your style. I also have two brothers who are democrats and if you will give me the tickets I will straightway go to them and we will all three vote your ticket, that honesty in politics may be encouraged by your example." And having received the tickets he and his brothers straightway went and voted them and the hopes! politician was triumphantly elected, and there was wailing and gnashing of teeth among those who had sought his destruction. CLARK DELEGATES HOLT. Eight of Thrill Orgiinl'/.r n Convention of Their Own In Untie. The democratic county convention at Butte on Monday resulted in a division and two conventions, the last one being composed of eight delegates who favored W. A. Clark. When the regular convention was called to order it became apparent that the Clark faction was very largely in the minority, in fact, they had only eight of tho delegates. The report of the committee on creden tials, 7 although it seated two of the con testing Clark delegations, did not suit the Clark leaders and they quit the con vention, to organize another. The reg ular convention proceeded with its business and elected a full set of dele gates and alternates to the state conven tion, and adopted resolutions denouncing the bolters. It is said that the bolt was planned to take place in any event in order to have a contesting delegation from Silver Bow county at the state con vention, which the Clark people have no chance to control. The rump convention selected a full set of delegates headed by Clark himself. It is said that arrangements have already been made for the calling in this state of un independent labor convention which will place a ticket in the Held. Spriggs is to be nominated for governor, Clancy for supreme court judge and a Clark legislative ticket will be placed in the field. This convention will lie called by the president of the Western Federa tion of Lulior, and the support of Clark and Heinze has been promised to it. Mr. Clark has agreed to furnish all the funds that can be used and Swede Murphy is to be satisfied. That is the arrangement and Mr. Clark had no intention of giving tlie democratic party any support this year. THE LIUHY MINES. Gold ProprrtifN on I lie West EUlier Showing Up Well. Libby correspondence of tho Anaconda Standard:—Operations in the gold belt south of Libby still continue to absorb the attention of those who keep track of tho mining developments in this section and the reports coming in from time to time from that section arc of the most encouraging nature. While the district is an old one, comparatively, yet until last fall no effort had been made to get a mill on any of tlie properties. Last year the West Fisher Mining company was organized with Iowa capital and Ed Murphy sent out to take charge of oper ating the projierties which tho company had acquired. One of the Hrst tilings he did was to build a wagon road from Libby in to the West Fisher for the pur pose of hauling in his machinery for a sawmill and stamp mill, and lioth of these were constructed last year and several short trial runs were made in tho stamp mill for the purfiosc of testing the milling possibilities of tho ore with the process which they had. Tho result of these runs was entirely satisfactory, but owing to the lateness of the season when they commenced to grind on the ore, and being unprepared for a winter run, it was decided to shut down the plant for the winter and only continue developing the mine, in which a force was kept going aii winter. As soon as possible this spring opera tions .were resumed in the mill and the development of the mine likewise eon tinned. The mill is now running contin uously 24 hours a day and in that time is using up about 30 tons of crude ore. It is a 10-stamp mill, and in connection there are two Reliance vanners. In the mine the ledge has widened from about four feet to 10 feet, and the ore is so easily mined that a force of four miners can keep the mill going 24 hours. The ore is free milling with but a slight ex ception, and the values are nearly all in gold. LIBBY ITEMS. Special Correspondence of tlie Bee. J. L. Hart, manager of the Silver Ca ble company, was in town during the week and rumor has it that he is soon to start operations on that property, which has been idle two years on account of internal trouble and litigation. There is now a 50 ton capacity concentrator on the property. Trouble in the company arose just at tlie time this mill was com pleted und tlie sumo has never been tested. The Snow Shoe com|tuny are now working over 100 men in their mine mills. Late reitorts from the mine are to the effect that large bodies of new ore have been discovered iu the outer tunnel. The payroll of the camp now exceeds $1:>00 per mouth, paid to laborers. The above is Hgjured on a basis of $2 per day to tlie man. No one receives less than $2.;>0 and from that to $5 per day, und the estimate is bused upon an average with price for board and loss of time de ducted. Tlie Fisher Creek company are said to be making $100 per day net with five stamps mid are makiug arrangements to increase the capacity of their mill. At present they have uboul 25 men in their employ. The American Kootenai company have all their machinery in for u 10 stamp mill with bucket und cable tramway. Their sawmill is in operation and ma chinery for the mine is being put in place by a force of carpenters and mill wrights from ISutte. There are at pres ent 25 men working at the property. A new 100-foot tunnel bus been run and shows remarkable values in tlie face of the tunnel. It is reported that A. V. Howard at Howard's camp is finding gold nuggets in surprising quantities. He is now reaping the benefit of last year, when all his time was spent in doing dead work. Ross Bros, are taking out the usual amount of gold on their Libby creek placers this seuson. They huve sifted the sands of Libby creek with profit to themselves for muny years. Parties who have the 2U0 foot eontruct on the Buzz Saw group for Messrs. Lar son und Grenough are making good progress and are now working in ore the liest that has ever been encountered iu 'the mine. Although this has been an unusually early season old prosjiectors say there is now more snow in tlie ranges than at any previous season of even date. At the democratic primaries last Sat urday there were 104 votes polled and the following delegates elected: M. J. Brown, J. D. Weir, W. II. Smith, John Powell, B. P. Green. In the election of these delegates it is hinted tiiat some thing went over the transom. Jack Sanders' screen work was the most interesting feature of last Satur day's contest. Miss Johnston and Miss Eflie John ston huve departed for Swan Luke,where they will spend the summer. Glander & Best are building a sub stantial stone building on Mineral hv enue. Messrs. Horner and Hauser are to put in a stamp mill on Fisher creek projier ties. The hills are full of claim owners and several thousand dollars in assessment work will be done this month. The Cuilerman shingle mill is running and has several carloads of cedar shin gles ready for the market. The Libby busebullisbs are making preparations to wipe up the diumoud with the Kalispell boys ou the glorious Fourth. Mail«- a Cateh. The following dispatch from Dead wood, N. D„ will be read with interest by many Kalispell people who knew Coventry when he was u resident of this town, several years ago. At that time he was not particularly prosperous: The eldest daughter of Otto Grantz, the owner of the million-dollar mine north of Lead, was marred yesterday afternoon to Henry J. Coventry of Lead. An hour before the ceremony, the groom was arrested for practicing medicine without a license. His bonds were placed at $25U. which was furnished by the father ol the bride, and the wedding went on. The couple started lor a year's trip' through Scotland. The groom claims connection with the Duke of Cov entry, of Scotland. TROUBLE «HERD Situation in China Becoming Acute. Serious Disturbances. DANGER THREATENS Americans in the Yantse Valley-Gunboat Wanted Serious Engagement Near Pekin. Special to tiio Bee. London, June 15—Those in a- position I know at Shanghai and Tien Tsin think tere is a great deal more trouble in store for the concert of powers than icrely reaching Pekin with 2000 men. ; sorious disturbance has taken place at ung Nan Foo as well as at other points r 1 considerable distance from the capital. The whole Chinese empire seems to be : "i ferment. A cablegram from Tien Tsen says: "A irions engagement has occurred between the international column and Mahom niedan troops under General Tung Fee Siang near Pekin. The international force at Tien Tsrti will si kid number 10, 000 men. v Washington, June 15" The following cablegram lias been received here. Shanghai, June .13 Grave danger threatens Americans in tlie Yantse val ley. The government is urgently advised to send a gunboat immediately. have the conthacts. 'orU ou tlie New Aiiaeontln Smelter to I'oiimieiiee at Ouee, John R. Toole and J. C. Twohy, under the firm name of Toole & Twohy, have received contracts aggregating about $250,000 in value for work in connection with the erection of the new smelting plant southeast of the city, says the Ana conda Standard. There are two contracts- One is for the excavation for and construction of the foundation walls of the new works. It is estimated that I00,(*X» yards of earth and rock will have to be excavated for tlie foundation. The walls them sell es aggregate about 25.0U0 eu bie yards of stone. The other contract is for the construc tion of almost 10 miles of railway track for the new works, connecting with the B. A. & l 1 . Those tracks will run on both sides of the hill and will include the sev eral lines to reach different portions of the works, switches, etc. Mr. Toole said last night that his firm expected to begin work on the contracts within a week. The contract for the ex cavating and foundation will lie com pleted by Dee. 1. That for the con struction of the railroad trucks will be finished by the first of January, 1901. The contractors anticipate no trouble in securing the many hundreds of men they will require for this immense un dertaking. MONTANA NEWS Rev. W. M. Spare, a Belgrade minis ter, was struck and instantly killed by a Northern Pacific North Coast Limited train last Friday, near Belgrade. De ceased was 00 years old and father of Charles Sparr, manager of the Belgrade Mercantile company. A subcoiiiuimitte of the state lioard of education is investigating the condition of the Montana state college at Hoze man. There are serious differences among members of the faculty, which the committee will endeavor to reconcile. "Sandy" Ten Broeck is tho proud jkjs sessor of a young alligator about ten inches long which he received on Mon duy from Florida. Sandy has christened his ulligutorship "Senator Clark" and has further carried out the idea by keep ing it in a soup tureen.—Livingston En terprise. Gertrude llurrington, the eight-year old daughter of a Mrs. Harrington, a widow of Great Falls, has mysteriously disappeared. The child is mentally unbal anced and it is feared she has met with some serious accident. John Fogarty, a miner, fell 45 feet in the Never Sweat mine in Butte Saturday and was instantly killed. Burglurs entered the hardware store of John L. McBride at Missoula Sunday night and succeeded in getting away with several hundred dollars worth of firearms and cutlery. Judge Knowles has directed that a grand jury be drawn in the United States court, to meet at Helena June 25. The committee of the State Board of Education appointed to investigate the trouble among the faculty of the Mon tuna State College at Bozeman say they are unable to find anything to investi gate. Governor Smith has issued a procla mation calling upon citizens of the state to subscribe for the aid of the famine sufferers in India.