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WEATHER FORECAST: Fair tonight and Saturday. The Kalispell Bee. 5 O'CLOCK. --- Historical 8o^sty sf - M o wtana . VOL. I. NO. 103. Oc O KALISPELL, MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1901. FIVE CENTS. SIX GIRLS PERISHED IN THE FLAMES Fire Destroys Five Story Building at Roches ter, New York. Rochester, N. Y., March 1.—A 5 story building at Platt and Mill street was gutted by fire today. Three bod ies have already been removed from the building, and many Injured have CONRAD IS CLIMBING UP. Thirteen Voves Were Cast for Him Today. ROAD LAW PASSED. The House is Wrangling Over the Bill Against Prejudiced Judges. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 1. — W. G. Con rad made further gains at today's vote on Senator. The following was the vote: Thomas Carter 32; H. L. Frank 30; W. G. Conrad 13; Walter Cooper 9; John Macginnis 8; Joseph K. Toole 1. The Conrad vote came principally from the former following of Macgin nis, whose candidacy appears to be going to pieces. The Macginnis men will caucus tonight, to consider a proposition from the Cooper men. That proposition involves the adop . on of a rule requiring two-thirds of ...e vote of the caucus to select a sen ator, and makes the caucus binding only in the event that 48 fuSf (Trusts sign the agreement. The senate today passed the Faust road law and the bill creating a state office of the coal mine inspector. The house is wrangling this after noon over senate bill 87, which was put at the head or the calendar by the steering committee today. The hill provides for changes of venue from judges that may be prejudiced against a litigant. JUDGE or THE TWELFTH DISTRICT Judge Tatton Barely Missed Being Elected. By his appointment as judge of the new twelfth judicial district, which was made by Governor Toole immediately on his approval of the hill creating the district, John W. Tatton of Fort Benton secures an of fice which he barely missed winning in the election last fall. He was de feated for judge of the fifth district by E. K. Cheadle the republican candidate, by a small majority, but will now be judge of two of the three counties composing that dis trict—Valley and Choteau—Judge Cheadle remaining judge of Fergus county, composing the fifth district. Judge Tatton is a native of Ire land, and is a well preserved man be tween 55 and 60 years of age. He came to Montana in 1872 as ai soldier in the United States army and, when his term of service expired, engaged in the practice of law at Fort Ben ton, where he has remained ever since. He began the study of law while he was still a soldier and oc casionally practiced in courts mar tial. Ju'dge Tatton has the reputation of being learned in all branches of law, and has made a name as a skilled criminal lawyer, especially as a prosecutor. INTEREST HAS NOT BEEN PAID Maryland Brewing Company In Bad Condition. Baltimore, March 1.—The interest on $5,500,000 six per cent bonds, is sued Dy the Maryland Brewing com pany, due today, was not paid, and the probabilities are that the con cern will shortly pass into the hands of a receiver for the purpose of fore closing the mortgage and reorganiz ing the company. Wheat Quotations. Chicago, March 1.—Wheat 75 1-2. San Francisco, March 1.—Wheat, vt., 95. been taken to the hospitals. It is reported that six giçls who are missing have perished In the flames. WOOD THINKS IT'S ALL RIGHT Says the Cubans Will Come To Taw FOR THEIR OWN GOOD Cuban Governor General Says Cubans Will Not Make Serious Objections. Washington March 1.—The cabinet at the meeting today talked over the Cuban situation and Secretary Root read telegrams from General Wood saying that, in his opinion, the Cu bans would soon become convinced that the action congress in fixing the relations which should exist between Cuba and the United States, was for their interest, and would accept them without serious objections. A CHANCE FOR WHISKY DEALERS Place Big Ads in Paper Edited By Mrs Nation. Mrs. Carrie Nation was in charge of the Peoria, 111., Journal, one day this week. In her leading editorial she said: "I have never hurt a hair on the heads of my bad brothers, the saloon keepers, and hope for pity's sake none of them ever shall get in the way of my hatchet, for it gets dreadful reckless when it flies around smashing that which murders men." Aside from writing some eight col umns on the "Kansas Cyclone," she also writes an account of her smash ing career, in which she tells how she happened to direct her energies along this line. Many of the best known writers of the country contribute to the paper The cartoons are those suggested by Mrs. Nation. Whiskey firm adver tisements are another feature, one concern having an entire page. ORDERS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT American Troops In China Soon to Be Transferred. Washington, March 1.—Carrying out the policy inaugurated by the state department when it changed the military force in China into a le gation guard, the war department has sent orders to General Chaffee to still further reduce his force. It is said at the war department that arrangements have no yet been made for bringing away the troops from Pekin, and it is believed that this cannot be done before the. latter part of March. The troops are to go to Manila. HE DIED FROM BLOOD POISON Was Shot In the Leg and Death Re sults. Virginia City. Feb. 28.—Charlie W. Lane, who was shot in the leg a week ago yesterday by Newton Cow an, died this afternoon at 3 o'clock, from blood poisoning. SUSPECTED MURDERER STILL AT LARGE He Was Seen at Drummond—Is An Ex-Convict. Anaconda, Feb. 28.—James Mc Arthur. the ex-convict, suspected of of the murder of Dotson is still at large. He is believed to have been seen at Drummond. a HIS STOCK WENT DOWN. Macginnis Loses Prestige at Helena. CONRAD AND COOPER Have Gained Some.—Heinze Fights House Bill 87.—Senate Away Ahead. Helena, Feb. 28.—Macginnis stock went down today and Cooper aud Conrad stock went up. The slump In Macginnis holdings was a had one, sending the young man from Silver Bow down to 12. Crawford, Pelletier, Pendergrass, Quinn and Sullivan, of Silver Bow, flopped in a bunch from Macginnis to Conrad. John R. Toole, who has been voting for Frank today voted for Conrad. The suspicion grows that the Cooper men are wooing the Macginnis combine and the Macginnis men are making goo goo eyes at Conrad whose sup porters profess to believe that he will win out. The vote: Carter 32; Frank 29; Macginnis 12; Cooper 9; Conrad 8; Toole 1; Clements 1. Practically all business in the leg islature is suspended by the flilibust ering tactics adopted by the Heinze Macginnis combine to prevent the house acting on senate bill 87, which proposes to prevent a biased judge from sitting in civil actions. Although the judiciary committee was ready to report the bill favorably this morn ing, the opposition tactics resulted in sending the bill to the printing committee for further delay and se cured an adjournment before any thing could be done. The senate has business so well in hand that it held only a morning session today, and ad journed to tomorrow morning. NEBRASKA PEN IN Bums One Convict Perished in the Flames. THE LOSS IS $300,000. The Prisoners Were Released Without Much Difficulty -Little Was Saved. Lincoln, Neb., March 1.—The Ne nraska state penitentiary is in ruins from fire, and one convict, George Pfleuger is dead. The loss will ex ceed $300,000. The only building sav ed was the east wing, the chapel and a small reserve cell room. The pris oners were released without difficul ty. Search was made in the ruins this morning and me remains of Pfluger were discovered in his cell. THE COURTS MUST DECIDE Before Pittsburg's Mayor Will give Up His Office. Pittsburg, Pa., March 1.—The Pittsburg "Ripper Bill," which pass ed the legislature yesterday will be fought vociferiously by the present city officers of Pittsburg and Alle gheny, who under the provisions of the new act are legislated out of office. Mayor Diehl says that he will retain his position as mayor of Pittsburg until the higher courts de clare otherwise. THE DOMINICAN CONFLICT SETTLED General Amnesty Granted To Politi cal Prisoners. San Domingo, March 1.—The Hay tien-Dominican conflict which arose a few days ago owing to the consular incident in Dajabon, has been settled, Congress has decreed general amnes ty for political prisoners. The school commissioners of New York city have just made public the list of janitors of school buildings for the coming year. It appears that the average pay of the janitors is about one-third greater than the average pay of teachers in the pub lic schools. LAST CABINET MEETING Under the Existing Presidential Term, WAS HELD TODAY. Griggs Will Retire in a Month.—Philan derKnox, of Pittsburg, to Take His Place. Washington, March 1. —At a cab inet meeting today, the last under this presidential term, all the mem bers presented their resignations to taue effect on the qualificaions of their successors. Attorney-General Grigs who has decided not to retain his position the coming four years, was among the number, but his re nomination will go to the senate along with the others. He will not serve, however, longer than about April 1, when it is believed that Philander C. Knox, of Pittsburg, will receive the appointment. NO MORE CHECK STAMPS. House and Senate's Agreement On Revenue Bill. A complete agreement has been reached by the republican conferees upon the most important items of tne war revenue reduction bill. On beer tne house wins its contention and the senate yields. The house af fixed a rate of $1.60 per barrel with out any discount while the senate re tained the old rate of $2 per barrel, with a 25 per cent discount. The dif ference between the two Yates is about ten cents on the barrel. The tobacco tax is compromised. The house left the tax standing at 12 cents per pound as in the existing law, while the senate reduced it 25 per cent, or to 9 cents per pound. The compromise provides for a re duction of two cents and forty-hun dreths of a cent per pound, leaving the rate 9.60. The house also comes out ahead on bank checks. The house repealed the entire tax on checks, but the senate did not accept this atcion The senate conferees now accede to the house provision, .he reduction in the revenue will be $7,000,000 on account of this action. The house provision entirely repealing the tax on proprietary medicines is also ac cepted . HOW THE DEAL WAS MADE. Morgan Took Hold of it With Great Reluctance. The New York Times says: That having maintained silence on the sub ject of the new steei combine for many weeks, J. P. Morgan while in his office said, after he had read a Boston publication which, contained an article entitled: 'The United States Steel Corporation—A Unifica tion of Great Interests.' 'That is the best statement of the situation that has yet come ..o my notice. Had I written it myself I could not have stated the situation better.' "The article makes the following statement, which is the first authen tic admission of the question which brought the consolidation about: " 'Mr. Carnegie recently threaten ed to duplicate the mills of the vari ous makers of finished products be cause enough raw material was not being purchased from him. The com panies making the finisned ""products tnreatened retaliation in Carnegie's field, with the result that a sort of industrial chaos was threatening in tne steel and'iron trades and the se curity markets of this country. ' "How Mr. Morgan was brought in to this matter is stated as follows: 'Mr. Carnegie said he must pro gress or go out of business. Other terests said they must do the same thing. Mr. J. P. Morgan was ask ed to furnish some plan of solution, with great reluctance he took hold of the situation. Before proceeding, however, Mr. Morgan demanded that $200,000,000 should he promised him by responsible banging and financial interests should so much money be needed. The money was promised ■I Mr. Morgan set to work. Mr. Carnegie had. the largest plant and the strongest position, and named his terms of sale. However, he signified Ms willingness to take securities in ueu of cash, and negotiations pro ceeded very rapidly.' " SIR ALFRED MILNER MAKES A START Cape Town, March 1.—Sir Alfred Milner has started northward to take up his new duties as governor of the Transvaal and Orange river colony. off on ed by SIR THOMAS UPTON GIVES INTERVIEW Says the New Challenger Will Be a Radical Departure from Usual Lines* Glasgow, March 1.—Sir Thomas Lipton in the course of an interview informed the representatives of the Associated Press that Shamrock X was totally unlike any yacht ever launched on the other side of the At* lantic. The shape of the challeng er he believed, will give the design ers on both sides of the ocean food for reflection. to of re 1, C. the On of On af re dif is at 25 re but to on tax ac THE DAGOES WILL KEEP IT. Decided They May Hold Le gation Grounjjf. WILL BE COMPENSATED Uncle Sam Will Pay for Additional Ground Taken From the Chiirese. London, March 1.—A dispatch from Pekin says: It was decided to day that the Italians are to retain the customs property which they seized on the ground that the cus toms are purely a Chinese institution and have no right to he within the legation area. The American govern ment is the only government which has announced its intention to com pensate the Chinese for the land re quired to extend the legation grounds. in a is DISBARMENT PROCEEDINGS Are Instituted Against Attorney Li kens. Peter Breen, county attorney of Silver Bow county, has filed an accu sation in disbarment proceedings W. W. I,ikons and the supreme court made an order yesterday Tor Likens to appear April 1 and show cause why the petition should not be granted. The charge is tnat, when admitted March 8, 1900, Likens took oath that no criminal charge had been insti tuted or prosecuted against him in any jurisdiction. The Information charges that he was convicted of a felony at Boulder, Colo., May, 1885 went to the Colorado penitentiary luay 27. 1885, and was discharged ffom there July 27, 1888. The record of the court of Boulder county shows that he was convicted of forgery and sentenced to four years impris onment. Likens' Colorado record was ob tained by Mr. Breen from Lewis S. Young, county attorney of Boulder couniy Colo.*, to whom he described Likens as an all round nuisance, who nad practically lived in the county jail for the last year and was cotinually raising technical points in criminal eases. . NO CLAIMS SETTLED YET The Samoan Arbitrator Has Settled Nothing Yet London, March 1.—Lord Cran borne, when questioned today regard ing the claims originating from the disturbance in Samoa in 1899, last night said that none had been settled. The arguments of the American and British governments relating to mil itary operations in Samoa not having been presented to the arbitrator. BRITISH SHIP WITHOUT A CREW Hopes Are Entertained That They Have Been Saved. London, March 1.—The British steamer Indiana Venice was sighted off Worthing this morning in a sink ing condition. A life boat sent out failed to discover any signs of life on the steamer. Hopes are entertain ed that the crew are aboard some other vessel. A German savant insists that, bar ring accidents, the exact duration of any person's life can be determined by means of the X-rays. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. a INERE IS NOT MUCH TO IT. Relations with Cuba Commit tee Makes Report. NO RECOMMENDATION Made.- Postal Frauds Being Investigated By the Cuban Courts, Says the - Committee. Washington. March 1.—Senator Platt, chairman of the senate com mittee on relations with Cuba sub mited to the senate today the report of that committee upon he results of Us investigation into the irregulari ties in Cuba. The committee de tails the extent of its investigations but makes no recommendation be yond that connected with the follow ing paragraph: "In the opinion of the committee, u.e information obtained is so full and specific as to render further in vestigation and inquiry unnecessary, especially in view of the fact that alleged frauds in connection with the postal revenues of the island are now being investigated by the courts of Cuba. TWO CHINESE WERE BEHEADED Ten Thousand Persons Witness the Execution of Chinese Nobles. A Pekin dispatch says: A crowd of fully 10,000 persons witnessed the ex ecution of Chih Su and Hsiu Cheng Yu, who were beheaded here Wed nesday in accordance with the de mands of the powers. The members of the various legations were con spicuously absent, feeling that if they were present they might seem to he gloating over their fallen adversar ies. Every power however, was largely represented by military offi cials and soldiers, and there was also present a staff from each of the for eign powers. Besides these, many missionaries witnessed the execution. The condemned men met death stoi cally . in each case one blow severed the head from the body. At the time the execution was being carried out, the ministers held a meeting and' determined on the part of the ma jority to draw a curtain over further demands for blood. THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS For January — State Treasurer's Re port — Cash in hand. Helena, Feb. 28.—The report of State Treasurer Barret for the month of February shows that the receipts of the treasurer's office during the month were $56,605.22, aud the dis bursements $49,555. At the close of business today there was a tbtal cash balance in the difference of $673,741. IT WAS VERY QUICK WORK. An Illinois Rapist Given An Indeter minate Sentence. Carrolltown, III., March 1.—Albert Schenkte, who on December 25 last, criminally assaulted me 18-year-old daughter of Charles H. Dillor, was today brought to Carrolltown. With in an hour Schenkte had pleaded guil ty, been given and indeterminate sen tence, and was on his way to prison at Chester. George Anderson, a Scotchman, recently patented in this country • metho'd of setting diamonds or other precious stones by electricity.