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Generally fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer. The Kalispe 5 O'CLOCK. • VOL. 1. NO. 106. KALISPELL, MONTANA, TUESDAY, EVENING, MARCH 5, 1901. FIVE CENTS. IT WAS DAZZLING IN ITS BRILLIANCY There Were Splendid Decorations At the Inaugural Ball* COST THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. The Predominating Color Was Yellow—The Flower of the Philippines Strongly in Evidence—Ten Thousand Electric Lights. Washington, March 5.—The inaug ural ball last night in the pension building will long be remembered as the most brilliant function of its kind in the history of the United States. The immense building was thronged with visitors and the scene present ed was dazzling. The decorations of the ball room had yellow for their predominating tone. No cumbersome effect of light or color were in evidence, but on all sides stretched a wavy rippling can opy of yellow bunting that covered the walls and skylight, and was brok en only where the line of the presi dent's balcony at the west end stood out white in bold relief. Myriads of yellow electric bulbs glowed and blinked like fireflies in the garlands of green that entwineu the scores of pillars supporting the galiaries and suone out from the stars and bars of the big American shields which in tne midst of the clusters of Ameri can flags, hung high up in the center of each side of the immense crowded hall. This scene of decoration with yel low as the all predominating color was a radical departure from the decorative plan of the last inaugural ball. Then three great floral bells, studded with colored lights were the prominent feature of the work. This year the soft color effected by the broad expanse of golden color, every where was in sharp and favorable contrast. The subdued yellow glow from the thousands of frosted elec tric bulbs, made the great hall as bright as midday. The big fountain in the center of the hall had a bil lowy mass of purple bouganillea, the flower of the Philippines. In the midst rose tall palms and ferns, burying scores of light blossoms and around tne border fringed with the white spire were placed gilded urns of growing plants and flowers. In the extreme west of the hail stood the president's balcony, decorated with groups of Roman wreaths and clouds of American beauty roses, bound with colored ribbons. Above the executive's stand flashed a big shield of hand embroidered silk, topped with a fine stuffed specimen of the great Ameri can eagle. Down at the eastern end was a big stand erected for the musi cians. It comprised an upper and lower story, the former for the string ed orchestra and the latter for the accommodation of the big inaugural cnorus and the brass band. Back of uie singers and musicians was a gild ed sounding board, wnich threw the strains to all parts of the big hall. In front hung a beautiful design sym i.o.ic of the muse of melody, in the snape of a giant green lyre with strings of purple ribbon, and on eith THIS SOONDS LIKE A FAKE Reported Split In The Clark Family. CHARLEY AND W. A. Said To Have Quarreled.—Charley To Be Made President Of The Amalgamated. A Washington dispatch to the Min neapolis Journal under date of March 2, says: senator-elect W. A. Clark of Mon tana will not be permitted to take his seat in the upper branch of the feder al government if the allegations con tained in a protest filed with Sena tor W. A. Chandler of New Hamp shire, and which will be presented to the senate March 4, are proved. This protest has been filed by N. R. Knapp of Helena, representing the labor par ty out there, and by interests promin ently identified with the Standard Oil company. It is alleged that Mr. Clark's per sonal contribution in the recent state election was between 1250,000 and $300,000, whereas his sworn state er side crossed musical instruments; on the left a lute and trumpet, and on the right a guitar and pipe, ail fashioned of green leucothe, with string's of purple. The balustrades and archways presented a brilliant scene. No less man 76 stars form id inch of 11 fronted globes were set between the arches of the grounü noor and shone rauiant through a network of greens against a back ground glinting with powdered glass, suspended beneath each star and be low drape festoons of smilax werg electric bulbs tipped with a yellow g.obe. The gilt pillars were en snrouded in vines and greens and above the bright circles of light that crowned them, were place« invisible boxes of growing tulips, daffodils, azaleas and jonquils, in the second balcony the same scene of decora tion was laid out, except that in lieu of the stars were hung electric lights in clusters of three, covered with soft, yellow transparent paper and producing a beautiful effect. Back under the balconies on the ground and second' floors wreaths of green were hung at regular intervals, back ed by loops of vines and smilax. Seventy-six additional posts had been placed on top of the balcony, each one surmounted by a glowing bulb of light. Between them and border ing the railing of the balcony all the way around were boxes of cut and growing flowers in great profusion of color. Two endless chains of light stud ded with green below the balconies, looped and swung completely around tne immense hall, earn loop-end hav ing a hive of brilliant yellow globes, each trailing streamer alive with tiny glow lights. Off to the side on the second bal cony were the president's and vice president's rooms, the diplomats' room and 40 other rooms appropriately embellished for public reception and promenade. The president's room was draped entirely in white, and made beautiful with pink ribbons, with orchids and greens. The other rooms held to theall-pervading yel low, decorated with ferns and smi lax. In the diplomatic room the flags of all nations were clustered and in tertwined and lent a brilliant back ground for the gorgeous uniforms and regalia of diplomatic officials. Alongside the main building had been biult a large dining room, decorated with red and white, an decorated with greens. The expense of the decorations en ure is set down at about $40,000. The floral and electric decorations alone came to nearly $20.000, there being no loss than 10,000 electric lights involved in the illumination. ment as to money contributed for campaign purposes placed the sum at only $20,000; that Senator Clark throughout the state campaign paid the personal and living expenses of every member of the dmocratic state committee; that Mr. Clark spent $60, 000 in Silyer Bow county, $20,000 in Cascade county, $7,500 in Dawson county, to elect Senator Cullen and $5,000 in each of the following coun ties: Granite, Jefferson, Broadwater, Beaverhead and Madison. It is reported on good authority that Charles Clark, the son of Sena tor-elect Clark, is one of those op posed to his father's admission to the senate, father and son having fallen out. The explanation offered for this is that Charles Clark, who is a very wealthy mine owner in his own right, has been won over to the cause of the Standard oil or Amalga mated Copper interests, which may •make him president of the Amalga mated Copper company. DEATH OF SENATOR COURTNEY Silver Bow Senator Dies at Helena of Pneumonia. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 4.—Senator Thomas F. Courtney of Silver Bow county, died at St. John's hospital tonight, at 9:55 o'clock, after a very brief ill ness, of pneumonia. Senator Courtney was born in Pottsville, Pa., in 1856. He came to Butte in 1880, worked in various mines and finally opened a grocery store which today is one of the big gest in Butte. REVIEW OF THE WEEK Large Amount Of Business Transacted. MANY BILLS PASSED The Session Will Come To a Close Thursday By Constitutional Limitation. Many important bill were consider ed by the seventh legislatve assem bly during the week, and next week will see the wind up of all legislation and the adjournment of what has in some respects been a notable legis lative session, says the Helena Her ald. The developments in the senatorial fight during th week lent interest to the contest despite me enforced dead lock and next week will see no abate ment of interest in the balloting. For three days the struggle over senate bill No. 87 over-shadowed the sena torial contest. Yesterday the house spent the day in strife over bill No. 87, and the senate held four sessions, anticipat ing that the measure would be re turne.. with the endorsement of the lower house, that it might be immed iately sent to the governor. Early in the week Representative Stull entered in a vigorous protest wnen the report of the insane asy lum investigating committee was submitted, but his colleagues thought the committee had given the charges preferred by Mr. Stull full consider ation and was inclined to abide by its report. Senator Stanton's meat and milk inspection bill, prescribing sanitary rules and requirements for dairies and meat markets, as well as requir ing the inspection of food products, in cities of 5,000 people and over, was passed by the senate and sent to the lower branch. The house committee to which the bill was referred, re ported it back with the recommenda tion that it pass and the Hedges bill and one other postponement. The bill is now on general orders. Summary disposition was made of Representative Donaldson's bill pro posing that all executions take place at the penitentiary at Deer Lodge in stead of at the county seat of the county where the crime was commit ted. The bill passe'd the house and the senate disposed of it by a decis ive vote. The impression in the senate, inspired by legal advices from the barrister members of that body, was that the law would be inopera tive as the prison officials had a con tract running until 1903, and it would not be possible for the legislature td legislate a new clause into this con tract or enforce any new condition that was not named in the origial instrument. The senate passed the bill creating the twelfth judicial district of Cho teau and Valley counties and the same day appointed J. W. Tattan, of i'ort Benton, as a judge. A caucus of democratic members of the senate was held during the noon recess on Monday to determine whether they would confirm Judge Tattan's ap pointment. The meeting dcided to stand by the action of the governor. In both houses of tne legislature a joint concurrent resolution was in troduced calling upon the state board of education to investigate the advis ability of consolidating the various state institutions at one place and submit a report at the succeeding session of the legislature. Two bills were introduced by the appropriations committee on Monday appropriating more than $1,100,000 with which to run all branches of the state government, and the state institutions for two years to come, and the senate on Wednesday killed senate bill No. 110, relating to in junctions. designed to repeal house bill No. 132, of the sixth legislative assembly. Senator Hoffman's bill giving a bounty of one cent per pound for every pound of sugar manufactured from native Montana beets, was pass ed. Senator Hoffman declared that a company with a large capital was contemplating the erection of a $400, 000 if the bill passed. The measure carries with it no appropriation, but merely gives assurance that the boun ty will be paid. Representative Kilgallan's bill pro viding for an additional county at torney in Silver Bow county was passed on Wednesday, as well as a bill directing the investment of money derived from the sale of agricultural college lands. Two important bills were introduced in the senate Thursday. The first was presented by Senator Hoffman, creating a forestry, game and fish commission. The bill provides for a commission of three members to be appointed by the governor to serve without compensation except per diem and mileage for the actual time em ployed. and the selection by the com mission of a chief game warden at a salary of $1,800, and deputy war dens at $1000 per year. The bill also makes many changes in the game laws and imposes a tax of $2 upon resident hunters, and a tax of $10 upon non-resident hunters. The committee on public buildings HARRISON NOMINATED Again For Mayor of the City Of Chicago. MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP Of All Public ' Utilities Is T he Main Plank of The City's Platform. Chicago, Macrh 5.—Carter H. Har rison was today placed in nomination for mayor of Chicago for the third time by the democratic, city conven tion. The platform adopted slrong ly favors ultimate municipal owner ship of all public utilities. GREAT NORTHERN ICE SUPPLY Is About All Stored at Points Along the _ine. Tiic. ice contractors for the Great Northern are putting on the finishing touches of their contracts for the Kalispell division. Besides filling all uie ices house here 1,000 tons have been carefully stored at Marion for emergency cases. But few people have any idea of immense amount of ice which is used upon a railway line. From reliable sources it is learned that oven 18,000 tons have been placed in ice houses by contractors along the line of the western divisions. This is said to be a large increase over that stored during previous years and is made necessary owing to increased passenger trame and the expected heavy travel during the coming summer of homeseekers, tour ists, and parties journeying to the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo MINISTER POWELL'S BIG BLOWOUT Celebrates His New Lease of Official Life. Port An Prince, Hayti, March 5.— United States Minister Powell yes terday held a brilliant reception and ball in honor of the inauguration of President McKinley. presented a bill providing for the submission to the popular vote of the people of a constitutional amendment increasing the tax levy to enable the state to acquire its own insane asy lum. The amount is limited to $oOO,UOO and is to be raised by an an nual tax levy of one-tenth of one mill on the assessed valuation of the state, if the amendment carries. Yeterday the bill legalizing the Cascade county bond issue, made to pay for a building site for a new court, house and two new bridges across the Missouri river, was passed. The senate passed reapportionment bill and the measure authorizing the county com missioners to procure stationery and printing for county officers, also re ceived the required, number of votes in the senate. The Faust road bill prescribing a uniform system of road government was passed after considerable oppo sition. The bill completely revises' the road laws of the state and re peals existing conflicting statutes. Senator Connolly's bill creating the office of state mine inspector, was also passed, but not until an amend ment had been made by Senator Hoff-! man, requiring that the inspector be a graduate of a recognized mining school. Sheep inspectors under Senator Anderson's bill, will in the future receive $8 per day and have more latitude than in the past. The conference committee of either house on the senate amendment to the Wood lien law bill, reported with the recom mendation that the senate amend ment be not concurred in. The re port was adopted and the senate will doubtless pass the bill as it origin ally passed the house. A similar committee appointed to consider the senate amendment to the Berkin bill, providing a disposi tion for the famous $30,000, also re ported in favor of tabling the senate amendment. The amendment sought, to place the money in the general fund. The original bill called for its transfer to the school fund. The bill as first passed the house will pass the senate. It will give some relief to every school district in the state. Of the total Silver Bow county will receive $6,000. and Lewis and Clarke county $3,000. The Kilgallan license bill was amended in the senate early in the week and the three senate amend ments have been concurred in by the house and the bill will be transmitted to the governor. The first amend ment made by the senate excluded social clubs from the provisions; the second reduces the tax on oleomar garine from three to one cent per pound, and the third makes the bill go Into effect \60 days from date. GETTING READY TO ELECT CARTER Republicans Say They Have Enough Votes To Do It* PRES. HIGGINS' PECULIAR ACTION The Change Of Venue Bill May Not Get Through On Account Of It.—Senator Courtney To Be Buried In Butte. Spc, I. I to the Bee: I!» 1 , nn. Match 5. -—• There were no developments in the vote lot' onator today. I'ho ballot, re su!U , as follows: Carter 32; Frank 24: Conrad Hi; Coopin' 9: Maginnis 8; Toole I. .V motion to take a sec tion ballot was defeated by the repub licans and labor men. The republi cans will hold ;i caucus this evening, and will endeavor to complete ar rrng.'taents for the election of Car tel tomorrow, or on the following day. Some of the republicans say that they have enough fusion votes already with the independent demo crats to elect Carter. There is lit tle probability of the fusionists get ting together tonight in caucus. The senttte concurred in the house amendments to senate bill No. S7 late yerterdnv afternoon. There occurred a bitch in the sonnte over the bill THE LRESHETS CAUSING DELAY In Running Time of Great Northern Passenger Trains. During the past, week all east bound trains have been delayed several hours owing to the heavy rain falls which have caused land slides and done much damage to tracks in Washington. Freight lias also been greatly de layed, in fact it is said that all move ments of freight have bee nstopped through the damaged locality for a number of days. All mail was transferred to the Northern Pacific, for it's rush east ward ttnd the passengers have been transferred at the point of trouble near Moose Center, Wash. A MYSTERIOUS CASE OF SUICIDE man With Money in Bank Tries to Kill Himself. Dutte, March 5.—Charles Lewis, with ;t bank account of $3,000, at tempted suicide today by shooting him seif twice in the head, the last bullet entering his skull nur the temple, passing through the other side. He still lives. Domestic infelicities is I supposed to be the cause, but the j tragedy is veiled m mystery. Lewis is still conscious but refuses to talk, evading with jests questions put to him by Rev. Dr. Settle. A NEW KALIS PELL COMPANY With a Capital Stock of Ten Thous and Dollars. Special dispatch to the Bee: Ilelena,March 5. — The Kalispell Warehouse and Storage company was incorporated today by Thomas C. Hand, Arthur .1. Burns and Thomas Clifford, with a capital stock of $10. 000. The company will carry on buying and selling and storage busi ness. APPOINTMENT OE STATE EXAMINER B. Hudnall of Helena Gets the Plum. Special Dispatch to tin* Bee: Helena, March 5.—Governor Toole today appointed W. B. Hudnall of Helena, state examiner. THE KELLOGG CASE IS STILE ON Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena. March 5.—The Kellog case is still on, but will probably go to the jury Wednesday. this morning. Under the rules the president must, appoint a special en roiling committee to examine bills before they can lie signed by him. He appointed on that committee this morning three enemies of the bill, and although the senate protested, he held to his right. It is possible that the bill will be held up until the end of the session. The bill provides that the litigants may ta"ke a change of venue from the courts alleged to be prejudiced. Senator Thomas F. Courtney of S.iver How county died last night of pneumonia. His body will be taken to Butte tomorrow. It is expected that both houses will adjourn this af ternoon out of respect to his mem ory. The senate yesterday afternoon killed the Richardson-Dixon fellow servant bill. AUSTRIANS HAD A HOT OLD TIME Free For All Fight In the Austrian Reichstrath. Vienna, March 5.—Fists were again prominent in today's session of the reichstrath, Szecth. radical of Zaz vorka, started the uproar by insist ing on making a speech in the Czech language, and the fighting and noise became terrific. The combatants wore separated and „he sitting of the house was suspended. A REAR END COL LISION AT ROSBURG Engineer Badly Hurt, Cars Telescop ed and Engine Damaged. Rosburg, Ore., March 5.— Two south bound freight trains had rear end collision at Riddles this morning. En gineer Rocky Willis of Albany, was seriously injured. Several freight cars were telescoped and the engine badly damaged. The accident was une to a heavy fog. THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PRESENT First Annual Cattle Growers' Con vention Held. Denver, March 5.—About 350 dele gates were present when the first an nual convention of me American Cat tle« Growers' association was called to order today. The entire terri tory west of the Missouri river is represented. THEY ARE GOING TO BARCELONA Where They Will Fight a French Duel. Madrid, March 5.—DeRoulde and Mareel-Habert have arrived here from Sebastian. They intend to proceed to Barcelona in view of the proposed duel between DeRoulde and Andre Buffett, the Paris agent of the Duke Orleans. NOMINATIONS ARE CONFIRMED Washington, • March 5.—Morgan to day introduced a resolution declar ing the Clayton-Bulwer treaty abro gated. it went over until tomor row. The senate confirmed ail cabi net nominations. PORTER DENIE8 IT. Will Not Resign His Post at Paris. Paris Rumors that Horace Porter. United States ambassador here in tends relinquishing his poBt and re turning to America are denied at the embassay. Subscribe for the Daily Bee.