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The Kalispell Bee.
VOL. IV., NO. 39. THE KALISPELL BEE, KALISPELL, MONTANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27. 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS CORAM'S BIG SAW MILL IS REDUCED TO ASHES ----- Historical Society The B. & M. Mill a Short Distance East of the City Destroyed by Fire. ONLY THE STACKED LUMBER SAVED City Chemical Engine and Crew Responsible for Salvage-Fire Caught in Engine Room, Rapidly Following Shavings and Lumber—Loss of $25,000, Insurance $10,000, The big B. & M. sawmill, owned by the Coram Lumber company, at Spur l, a short distance northeast of the city, was totally destroyed by fire yes terday evening, entailing an estimat ed loss of about $25.000, insurance $ 10 . 000 . The fire started at about 3:30 p. m. . and by six o'clock the big mill, together with the bunk house adjoin ing, was a pile of blazing embers. Only the hardest kind of work by the mill hands reinforced by the chemi cal fire company from Kalispell pre vented the flames spreading to the adjoining lumber piles, and causing an additional loss of many thousands of dollars. The fire originated in the engine roam, a spark from the engine ignit ing a pile of shavings which burst into a blaze while the engineer was absent. From there it spread to the roof and soon the whole building was in flames. The workmen forming bucket brig ades attempted to stay the progress of the fire, but their efforts were fruitless, and when the fight was seen to be hopeless their energies were turned toward saving the lumber which was stacked in great piles a short distance from the mill. Tram ways were torn down and the means of comunication shut off, while many buckets of water were thrown on the dry boards. A telephone message was sent to this city asking for a.d and Mayor Logan immediately dis patched the chemical fire company fo the scene, together with a number of firemen The Chemical apparatus PLOT LAID IN POISON Isaac Gravelle Who Was a Convict Is the Active Worker. LIFE PRISONERS IMPLICATED Gravelle Was to Get $30,000 and Use the Rest to Procure a Pardon for His Pals—All Are Safe Behind the Bars, However, So People Can Feel Safe to Travel on the N. P. Helena, Oct. 24.—Isaac Gravelle was arraigned today in the district court before Judge H. C. Smith upon a charge of assault in the. first de gree. His plea will be entered Mon day. The information charges Gra velie with having assaulted one John Doe on August 17 last. His bond was fixed at. $2.000, and he was sent back to jail. Gravelle is the man accused of be ing the leader of the gang of outlaws who have been dynamiting the North ern Pacific. It is now claimed that this plot originated in the state pen itentiary at Deer Lodge, the discov ery having been made several days since, through the interception of let ters from a convict in the peniten tiary to a woman at Bozeman. The letters tell of the entire plot and how it was carried out. The sensational portion of the story is contained in the confession of Harvey Whitton. prisoner at the penitentiary in Deer Lodge under life sentence, of the whole plot to black mail the Northern Pacific Railway company for the sum of $50,000. Be sides himself. Whitton implicates Gravelle and James E. Morgan, also a life prisoner at Deer Lodge. Be fore gaining his release Gravelle was the cellmate of Whitton ami there the scheme was hatched. Whitton said that he wrote the ff :*s* 1 otter to Superintendent Boyle, demanding $25.000. The second letter, in which $50, 000 was the least sum for which the blackmailers would be satisfied to cease efforts to dynamite the North era Pacific moving stock, was writ ten in Butte by Gravelle, according io the statement, and the stationery on which it was written was pur .'•'.ased at the Postoffioe news stand. <' u,yeile was the active agent in the plot, being the only one of the trio free to harrass the railway company with the giant explosive. He was to receive #30.000 of the reward, while the remaining $20.000 was to be used to secure pardons from the governor ; proved of great beip in protecting the lumber, and it is largely due its good work that the tire was not more dis astrous. There were several cars loaded with lumber on the side track, but these were moved away before any damage was done. The bunk house immediately ad joining the mill caught fire soon af ter the mill and was burned to the ground, together with a number of smaller buildings. The rapidity with which the flames spread was due to the fact that only planing was being done and dry lum ber used: had sawing been going on the green timber would have aided in checking the flames, but as it was tbe mill was filled with dry lumber and shavings and tihe flames spread rapidly mäkln» it impossible for the fire fighters to get it under control with the crude means at their dispo sal. The proprietors of the Liebert & Burns mill, near by. as soon as they knew of the fire shut down and the entire crew went over to the burn ing mill to help fight fire. All the milling machinery was prac tically destroyed. although some parts may be used again. The own ers of the property estimate the loss at about $25.000, with about $15,000 insurance. The mill was one of the largest and oddest in tlhe county and employed a large crew of men the year around. While it is yet too early to state what action the com pany will take, in all probability the mill will be rebuilt. for the two prisoners at Deed- Lodge. Harvey Whitton was given a life sentence in Deer Lodge from Galla tin county for tl]e murder of Allen in 1897. James *... Morgan is not the correct name of the third person in the plot, 'his time name being con cealed by the officials for the purpose of shielding some one. Information on this point is extremely meager. The fact that all three of the danger ous characters are safely confined behind prison bars is sufficient to re store confidence in the public in rail way travel. RETURNS TO BUTTE. Mary MacLane Longs After Home Comforts. i , j ' • Butte, Oct. 24—Mary MacLane is . Coming hack to Butte. Despite the attractions of Denver, despite her discovery of her old time devil in a new and attractive guise in that charming city, despite the hurrah and sensation she has cre ated there, Mary's heart yearns for her Butte with its barren hills and other disagreeable things. Mary is coming home. But alas! Mary is not coming to stay. She writes from Denver that she will i>e here some time before the last of November to remain for a visit of two or three weeks. Dur ing her stay she will be the guest of her sister, now Mrs. L. M. Thayer, hut it is quite probable that she will also go to Twin Bridges to visit her mother. Mrs. Henry Kienze, who now Dives there. After a visit in Montana, Buttes genius will go back to that dear Bos ton. the place which apparently suits her bizarre tastes better than any other. Mary Maclane left Butte in Ju ly. 1992, a month or so after the press and the literary critics of the country began to rave over heir book. This is her first return to her heme since she won her niche in the temple of fame. Since leaving her experiences have been many and va ried and have covered a considera ble portion of the map of the Unit ed States. Recently she has been writing typ icalical Mary MacLane stuff for the Denver Post and getting her name in red letters in every issue of that exponent of modern journalism. KING OF THE TURF. Paces a Mile Without Wind Shield in 1:56 Vi. Memphis. Tenn.. Oct. 22.—A mile in 1:5614 was made by Dan Patch to day ait the Memphis Trotting asso ciation's track in a trial against time. Tlie pacer clipped three-fourths of a second from the world's record cf 1:57. held by Prince Alert, and low ered hils own record by 2% seconds. The mile was paced without a wind shield, and at the finish Dan Patch seemed fresh and vigorous. SIEGFRIED WAGNER, WHO OPPOSES THE PRODUCTION OF "PARSIFAL" IN AMERICA. If Frau Cosima Wagner, widow of Richard Wagner, the great German composer, and Siegfried Wagner, her son, are supported by the courts they will prevent Herr Conried.. director of the Metropolitan Opera House, from producing ••Parsifal" in New York. Riehard Wagner, they declare, desired that "Parsifal" should never he produced anywhere except in Itaireuth. ii in borne. Siegfried Wagner is himself a composer of note. JUDGE CLANCY STAYS AT HOME Fearing Public Sentiment He Decides Not to Go BACK, BACK TO THE WOODS Will Remain in Butte to Attend to Such Appeals as May Be Presented by the Amalgamated—Police Force Doubled in Butte byOrder of the Mayor. Butte, Oct. 25.—The mosit iinper tant developments in the copper war situation was the fact that Judge William Clancy decided to forego his intention of shooting elk while thous and of idle miners are looking to him for whatever relief is possible. Judge Clancy today stated that he will not leave the city, and will do all he can to expedite an appeal from his de cision to the supreme court. A local committee of the Miners' union called on the judge this after noon and had a long consultation with him on the subject of postpon-, ing his hunting trip. The fact that a number of armed men were around the depot last night, when it was re-, ported that the judge intended leav ing the city, caused the mayor to take extra precautions looking to the personal protection of Judge Clancy. Every corner in the city is being guarded closely and number of spe cial policemen have been immediate ly pressed into service. All Saturday night four policemen guarded the home of Judge Clancy and the home of Judge Harney. Mayor Mullins said today that he would employ 500 special lwlicemen if he found that the situation war ranted it. While there have been no unusual demonstrations, the mayor says he will take every precaution to prevent anything that might incRe riot or disorder. Smoke is still issu ing from the Colorado and the Washoe smelters, hut it is stated that the fires probably will he withdrawn in both plants tonight or tomorrow. Engineers and pumpmen at all properties of the Amalgamated com pany are still being employed in keeping the mines drained of water. The city tonight is quiet, though thronged with idle eflowds. The an nouncement of Judge Clancy's aban donment of his hunting trip has ap parently had a soothing influence. Indignation is still rife over the de parture from the city of John Mac Ginniss. It was learned today that Judge. Clancy had already informed Mayor Mullins that he had decided to give up his trip. The mayor told the judge that 'if it was his intention to leave the city it would be better for him to leave in the broad, open light of the day. rather than take any chances at the dead hour of night. The mayor informed the judge that the city would furnish him all the protection possible, hut his advice would be to go in the daytime if he intended going at all. CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS Boston. Oct. 26.—Four hundred or more authorized teachers of Christ ian Science assembbled today to con sider matters with reference to the teaching of the faith. * FOR INDIANS OF SOUTHWEST Conferences at Lake Mohonk, N. Y for Indian Rights. SHOULD THEY BE TGEC In the Indian Territory— Reservatio System Should be Abandoned—Ec ucation for Self Government an< Support—Agencies in Disreput« Irrigation System Indorsed. ; j j i Lake Mohonk, N. Y.. Oct. 24.—The leading address at the Mohonk In dian conference today was made by E. B. Henderson, of tlie Indian bu reau, on the problem, how to secure from lands allotted to the Indians in severalty a revenue by taxation for tue maintenance of the schools, high ways, etc. The white population of the Indian Territory, the speaker said, was at a lower moral and intellectual status and more in need of schools and oth er institutions of civilization than the Indians, and those can ontly he main tained under some system of land taxation. He did not. believe that In dian citizen« generally should he ex empted from taxation, tin* aged In dians who might easily become vic tims of unscrupulous whites, being exceipted. The school population of the Indian Territory was stated to he about 600, mm whites and 80,000 Indians, and the children of whites have fewer ad vantages than the Indian youth and are growing up in gross ignorance and vice. Miss Alice Roliertson. of Muskogee; referred to the deplorable conditions of the insane and other dependents in r > territory for whom no provis ion could be made under tertutorial la ws. \ resolution was adopted asking congress to make some provision as soon as possible for extending school privileges to whites of the territory. A platform presented by Dr. Ly man Abbot was adopted which dé claras: "In dealing with the Indians, the objects to be accomplished are no longer questioned. They are the abandonment of the reservation sys tem; discontinuance of Tndian agen cies; such education of all Indian children as will fit them for self-sup port and self-government; access to the courts for the protection of their rights; amenability to the law in pun ishment for their crimes: the same liberty that white men enjoy to own. buy. sell, travel, pay taxes and re joice in good government, the bene fits enjoyed by taxed citizens. "The best methods to secure these results are not wholly clear, hut the experience of the past points to the following concessions: The agency should he discontinued in all cases where the land is ready for settle ment. and the Indians, when neces sary, should be temporarily placed under the care of a bonded superin tendent with limited powers and the policy of the Indian bureau in this direction Is strongly commended. "Whenever practicable, the educa tion of Indian children should be provided for by schools in the states or territories, if necessary for untax ed Indians, at federal expense or out of fndian funds. Wherever this is CALIFORNIA MOTHER MURDERS HER INFANTS Religious Mania Incites Her to the Deed of Harrowing Horror* KILLED BY ORDER OF THE LORD On the Witness Stand the Demented Mother Asserted She Had Been Ordered by a Supreme Power to Do the Mur der—Committed to an Insane Asylum. Salinas. Cal.. Oct. 26.—Mrs. Louis Iverson, who killed three of her chil dren at Pacific Grove on Saturday, was today examined as to lier mental condition. To the examining justice she answered all questions in a ra tional mood, hut wlK'n asked about the tragedy her mind was a blank. She asked the doctors to go to a sau itarium where the children lay in a trance and wake thorn up, as thy were sleeping too long. Finally .-die stated by order of the Lord she had put them in a trance and cried hi .c !y for them j, i lie brought to her presence. She did not realize tha they lay dead at tile morgue. Other evidence showed that Mrs Iverson had been ailing mentally for three mont lis. She was afraid see was becoming irreligious and was very solicitous about her children s spiritual welfare. She was committed to the Agnews hospital for the insane, and soul there at once. Her father, who was prostrated when lie heat'd of her crime, lias nearly recovered, but is very sick. While mentally deranged Mrs. Louis Iverson, wife of a Salinas ma chinist. murdered three of her chil dren at Pacific Grove, at the dicta tion. sin' said later, of a suprême power. She first strangled lier eld est daughter, Louisa, aged 12 years. She then attempted tlhe life of her eldest son, aged 11. but the hoy broke away from her and took a train for his home in Salinas. She then stran gled her son, Harold, aged ti, and .sc ouring an ax struck him a blow on the head. Later in the evening she kiled her T-mk nths old baby, Maria, iby strangling. not 'practicable, provision should lie made by the federal government in Indian schools. The Indians should lie enichuiraiged in industrial arts, both in the preservation of their own and in the acquisition of ours. The ends always should lie their industrial and moral development. "The work of the government, whether national, state or territorial, in providing for secular education, doe« not lessen the responsibility of the churches for the religious educa tion of tho Indian. We regard with interest and hope tho recent action of the secretary of I tie interior open ing the way for religious work of tue churches in cniiseolion with the gov ernment schools, and urge the churches to cooperate with each oth er and with the government in this work." Resolut ions were also passed com mending Hie president. the secretary of tho interior and the attorney gen eral for instituting a thorough and impartial investigation of the charges against United States officials in the Indian Territory, and the secretary of the interior lor tho plan which it Ms 'said he matured for the tempo rary relieving of the starving Rima Indians, who have been deprived of their annual water rights in Gila and Sait rivers. With the conviction that justice demands that these rights should he restored to these Indians, tue conference asks that, the govern ment. "either by construction of the San Carlos dam or by some other ad equate method, furnish the water to give permanent relief." It is also asked that, whatever lo cation lie decided upon, the irrigation plan lie so extended as to supply water to the Sacatine reservation. The following standing committee was appointed to watch tho legisla tion on tlie subject at Washington and guard the interests of the Pi mas: John D. Long, chairman: Geo. L. Spin ing. Edward Gates, James Wood and Charles Howard. HUNG IN EFFIGY. Great Falls. Oct. 25.—Judge Clan cy's judicial dignity would be great ly shocked this morning if he were in Great Falls, for at the intersection of Central avenue and Second street he would find himself suspended in effigy from a street railway guy wire 30 feet in the air. The figure is well made up and de picts the Heinze court even to his flowing whiskers and unpolished boots. Across the front is a placard, on which is printed "Clancy." No one was seen to raise the figure to its prominent position, and it is not known who is responsible for it. tint whoever did the work is being hilariously congratulated, and the, effigy is being viewed by thousands. flic murder of lier children was re lated by Mrs. Iverson to Sheriff Nes liit today. She related that during the night she had walked about tho house, lying down for a short time mi tin 1 floor. Stic said she realized n that she had done wrong, hut be liev'd that she was doing right, ait the time she committed the deed. She persisted, however, in stating that the children were not dead. The boy win cm typed went to his home in Sa linas and reported to Ii is father that flic eldest girl was ill and had been lying on the bed, lint said nothing of his mother's attack on him. The father telephoned to a Pacific Grove physic ian. asking him to call at the house and see tile child. The doctor did so and was met at the door by Mrs Iverson, who said there was no one sick in the house and that some mistake had been made. Marly this morning Mr. Iverson drove to Pacific Grove. Ho knocked at the front door of the. cottage, where his family had been living, and was told to go around to the back door He did so and entering the house wan about to kiss liis wife, when Wie said: "Don't touch mo. Don't put your hands on me. Go and look at your children." With that he opened the door of the adjoining room, where lay the bodies of the three children, the hoy on one bed and the two girls on an other. The house was in disorder and indication» were plentiful that the two older children had struggled hat'd against t**"<- death. Mrs. Iver son had been ill for several months and had showed signs of mental de rangement. her mania being of a re ligious nature. TWELVE CREWS ARE LAID OFF On the Montana Central Railroad on Account of Suspensions OF THE GREAT MINING PLANTS Twenty Engines Are Idle and There Will Also Be a Reduction in the Force of Shops and Offices—Over One Hundred and Fifty Men Are Laid Off. Great Falls. Oct. _'6.- Because of tin' suspension of 'operations at the Amalgamated mines in Butte, the Montana Central lias tints far laid "IT 12 train crews, numbering about. <>ti men. An official of the company stated yesterday that it was not ex pected that there would he any fur ther reduction in the number of em ployes in the operating department, though adjustment to the new condi tions lias nfot been fully made. The clerical force in the local of fices will probably lie somewhat re duced. and it is probable that some of the small stations may he closed. About 20 engines are idle in the local round house. The company yesterday laid off about 00 men employed in the shops on tiie west side, because of the Amalgamated company's order to dose its plants, ami the consequent effect of reducing the number of trains on the Montana Central. There lias thus far been a reduc tion of the working force on the Montana Central of about 150 men. Tliis includes 60 men in the west side shops. 60 trainmen, engineers and firemen, and about 25 yardmen employed in the five yards on the division. MORE DYNAMITE. Forsyth. Mont.. Oct. 25.—The sec tion crew at Joppa, a siding a few miles east of Rosebud, in this coun ty. found two sticks of dynamite on the track yesterday. A number of trains had passed over it, but it is not known why no explosion occurred. The sheriff arrested four men who came in on the west bound freight and searched them. Nothing was found to indicate they had done the work. It was later found that they came direct from Glendive on th? freight.