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WEATHER FORECAST: Tonight and Saturday Partly Cloudy. The Kalispell Bee _ 5 O'CLOCK. s --- .... VOL. I. NO. 109. KALISPELL, MONTANA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1901. FIVE CENTS. PARIS GIBSON ON THE SIXTY-SIXTH BALLOT The Father of Great Falls Elected Senator For The Short Term. BOV. TOOLE VETOES SENATE BILL NO. 87 The Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate John B. Wellcome on the Showing Made*—A Great Many Bills Passed and Sent to the Governor* Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 8.—Paris Gibson, of Cascade county was elected short term United States senator from Mon tana at 3:20 o'clock this morning. It was the 66th ballot. Immediately thereafter the seventh assembly ad journed sine die. At the adjourned session at 7 p. m., six ballots were tak en. In these Gibson figured, but not with strength. At 11:30, the third joint session of the day convened, but there appeared no prospect of break ing the deadlock. Twenty ballots were .taken without result, but with some changes. In the twentieth Gibson gathered force, and at its close Frank withdrew. On the twenty-first ballot the Frank votes went to Gibson, and BOTHA AND KITCHENER Have a Conference on Gun Hill. ARMISTICE GRANTED That Botha May Consult With Other Boer Generals—The Men Met Alone. London. March 8.—A dispatch from Pretoria says Kitchener and Botha had a lengtny conference on Gun Hill this morning. Botha was alone ana Kit chener was accompanied by a secre tary. Lorenzo Marques, Marcfc 8.—Kit chener has granted General Botha a seven days' armistice to enable him to confer with the other generals. London, March 8.—A dispatch from Pretoria dated March 5, has just reached here. It says Kitchener met Botha and other Boer leaders at Mid dleberg, Feb. 27, and the question of the possibility of the termination of hostilities was discussed. According to the Sun the surrender of Botha would have been an accomplished fact before now had Kitchener been in a position to conclude the terms of surrender. PLENTY OF CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR Five lowans Are Out for the Honor In That State. Desmoines, March 8. — Ex-State Treasurer John Harriott of Stuart, announces that he is a candidate for the republican nomination for gover nor. This makes the fifth formal an nouncement since the campaign op ened, BILL MULANEY GETS ANOTHER JOB Now Game Commisaioner, Sheep Com mlsaioner and Alderman. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 8.—Governor Toole today appointed the members of the board of sheep commissioners for the different pounties. William Mulaney is appointed for Flathead. he was elected. He received 47 votes. Paris Gibson, of Cascade county, is known throughout Montana as the founder of Great Falls. Mr. Gibson is a native of Maine. He was born at Brownville, Oxford county, July 1, 1830. He is of Scotch and English ancestry. In 1858 he came west and lo cated at Minneapolis. He was a part ner in the firm that built the first flouring mill in that city. In 1879 he came to Montana and located at Fort Benton, where he engaged in the sheep business, and his flocks were among the first to be driven into Northern Montana, in 1882 Mr. Gib son conceived the idea of founding a city above the falls of the Missouri river and selected the present site of Great Falls. Mr. Gibson, has been Porto Ricans Mob a School Master. EASILY DISPERSED ive Artillerymen Led by a Corporal Make the Mob Run -Trivial * Cause. San Juan, P. R„ March 8.—A serious riot occurred here yesterday. Five ar tillery men and a corporal of artillery charged across the plaza into a street in which a mob of people had assem bled. The soldiers fired a volley into the air, dispersed the mob and rescued School Superintenent .Armstrong, who was besieged by the mob in his house. For hours previous to the rescue the city had been overrun by a riotous crowd of 1,500 people, who shouted: "Down with the Americans," and other similar sentiments. The excitement originated in a trivial school incident. Armstrong reprimanded a girl ten years old for disobedience, and the girl reported to her mother that she had been kicked and abused. Sensa tional stories were circulated and it became necessary for the police to es cort Superintendent Armstrong from the school house to his home. THE BOERS WERE AGAIN REPULSED Their Attack on Lynchburg Failed— Boer General Killed. London, March 8.—^Kitchener re ports: The Boers failed in a determin ed attack upon Lynchburg. Our loss es besides the two officers previously reported were 14 killed and 20 wound ed. The Boer general, lialleies, was killed, NO NEW COMMITTEES THIS SESSION United States Senate Committees to Stand for the Present. Washington, March 8.—The republi can senatorial conference decided not to reorganize the senate committees at this session. Wheat Quotations. Chicago, March 8. — May wheat, 75 3-8. San Francisco, March 8.—Wheat, cwt., 95. identified with the democratic party since ms advent into Montana. He was a member of the constitutional con vention in 1889, which framed the con stitution of the state. He was elected a member of the first state senate of Montana and has since been promin ently identified with the affairs of his party. Governor Toole at noon today disap proved senate bill 87, thb famous change of venue measure, which al most caused a riot in Doth house and senate this week and last. The assem bly having adjourned, the bill is dead. The legislature late last night con cluded its session, passing a great number of bills, which are now in the hands of the governor. The supreme court declined today to re-instate John B. Wellcome to the bar on the showing made. A DOUBLE DEADLOCK Neither Short Nor Long Term Senator ELECTED IN DELAWARE Twenty-Seven Votes Were Necessary To Choice and No Candidate Could Get Enough. Dover, Del., March 8.—The last day of the present session of the legisla ture brought a large crowd to Dover. There was intense excitement when the presiding officer called for the ballot on United States senator. The vote for the full term resulted as fol lows: Kenny, democrat, 23; Addicks, union republican, 16; Dupont, regular republican, 7 ; Higgins, regular repub lican, 6. Necessary to choice 27. The ballot for the short term resulted as follows: Saulsbury 2o; Addicks 22; Richards, regular republican, 7. The two houses at 12:22 o'clock separated by a vote of 30 to 3, and the senatorial ballot was at an end with a double deadlock as the result. A QUESTIONABLE POINT IS SETTLED Allen Gets His Pay as Senator From Nebraska. Washington, March 8.—After the transaction of routine business today. Lodge moved that the senate proceed to the consideration of executive bus iness. He requested the yeas and nays. The motion prevailed unani mously. The reason for the roll call was that the name of Allen, of Ne braska could be included officially in the roll of senators. Some question was raised as to the right of Allen to draw pay in the new congress under his appointment of the governor of Nebraska, and the calling of his name settled his status as senator. DUTY ABOLISHED ON CUBAN TOBACCO Governor General Wood Recommends It. Washington, March 8.—The secre tary of war has issued an order upon the recommendation of General Wood, governor general of Cuba, abolishing all export duty on tobacco after April 1, next. GREAT FALLS J$^ HAPPY Enthusiasm In Senator Gibson's Home City. RECEPTION TONIGHT Will Be One of the Grandest Ever Ac corded Any Man In Montana— North ern Montana Proud. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Great Falls, March 8.—The election of Paris Gibson to the short term sen atorship was received in his liomê city this morning by the greatest dem onstration of approval ever accorded any person or event in the history of this city. It is the first time in the history of Montana politics that a sen ator or representative in congress has been chosen from northern Montana, and the enthusiasm is unbounded. The friends of W. G. Conrad, now that the battle is over, unite in their ap proval that a man has been chosen to represent northern Montana in thehigh est legislative body of the nation. The feeling is not a political one.. In all parties men clasp hand and shout. It was Paris Gibson who founded the city of Great Falls, now grown to the second largest city of Montana, and when he comes home on the 4:30 train this evening he will find the warmest welcome awaiting him from his friends and neighbors that was ever given a man in the state. Mayor Col lins, who is a republican, and a com mittee took up the matter early this morning and now there is not a build ing in the city which is not flying with bunting and flags, bands are playing, and thousands of people throng the streets. The famous republican Flam beau club is turning out and the meet ing tonight will be the warmest ever pulled off in the history of Great Falls, not excepting even the hot ones of the capital fight. Great Falls and northern Montana stand proud today. LOSES AN EYE, BUT WILL RECOVER Charles Lewis, Would-Be-Suicide, Able To Be About. special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte. March V.—Charles Lewis, the man who shot two bullets into his temple, one of which passed entirely through his head, lodging in the skin and the other of which lodged in his throat, will likely recover, in fact, he was walking about St. James hospi tal today, apparently in strong bodily condition, although his right eye has been removed by surgical operation, and the two bullets not yet been recov ered. The doctors will probe for them tomorrow. HIS CONDITION IS SATISFACTORY The Kaiser's Wound Is Healing—Has No Fever. Berlin, March 8.—The following bul letin was issued this morning: The Kaiser's condition yesterday was sat isfactory. There is some swelling of the right eyelid and cheek, but he has no fever. HARRISON CONFINED TO HIS BED Ex-President Harrison Has An At tack of Rheumatism. Indianapolis, March 8.—Ex-Presi dent Harrison is confined to his bed with an attack of intercostal rheuma tism. His doctors believe the gen eral will he up in a few days. BRITISH STEAMER AVALONA WRECKED All On Board Lost—Occurred at Bii boa Breakwater. Bilboa, Spain, March 8.—The Brit ish steamer Avalona has been wreck ed at the Bilboa breakwater. All on board are lost. AN ELECTION CELEBRATION. The county officials were all smiles this morning when notified that the state legislature had elected a United States senator. On the door of every office was posted a notice which read "Paris Gibson," U. S. senator. The election seemed to give general satis faction. The new senator has many friends in this city. Subscribe for the Dally Bee. A CHASTLY SUICIDE An Anaconda Man Cuts His Throat FROM EAR TO EAR His Room Mate Was Compelled To Witness The Horrible Butchery. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Anaconda. March .7—E. W. Henson, employed at the brickyard here, com mitted a ghastly suicide yesterday morning. First stabbing himself in the neck four times with a pocket Knife, and then inserting his fingers in the wounds and cutting 7:1s throat from ear to ear, with a razor. W. F. Gillet, ins room mate, witnessed the horrible tragedy, being compelled thereto by the maniac, who said : "Bill, you know I'm insane. You often hear of men committing suicide, but never of others being compelled to witness it. but I am going to make you watch me kill myself, and in fear of his own life, Gillet was a horrified wit ness of the fearful butchery. WILL ATTEMPT TO PROVE AN ALIBI McArthur Will Attempt to Prove He Was Elsewhere. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Anaconda. March 7.—The defense of James McArthur, the suspected murderer of Dotson, will be alibi. He still declines to talk for publication, hut declares he was not in Washington Gulch since Feb. 4, the day lie and Dotson left together for Helena. FAT TOB FOR GARTER Montana's Ex-Senator Taken Care Of. HE IS COMMISSIONER Of The St. Louis Exposition. Position Pays Five Thousand Dollars a Year. Washington, March 8.—Former Sen ator Carter, of Montana, has been ap pointed by the president a commis sioner of the St. Louis exposition. He has accepted. The position pays $5,000 a year. COLUMBIA FALLS BRIEFS. Mr. S. .1. Kelly, of Wisconsin is here looking for a location. Mr. Olsen from south of town was at the Falls today. John Parker went to Kalispell to day. Mr. Selman and daughter, Mrs. Fos ter, were fishing on the river yester day, Mrs. Foster succeeded in landing a number of the finny tribe that tipped the beam at six pounds. A party of Columbia Falls young folks spent a few hours last evening on the ice. All report a pleasant time. H. Manifield was in town today. The telephone in the office of the The etlephone in the office of the Bee commenced to ring at an early hour this morning and until the time when the bulletin was posted announc ing the election of Senator Paris Gib son, it kept up its jingle. There was hut one kind of question asked: "Who was elected United States Senator? Have you heard from Helena? What was the result in the senatorial con test?" and many more of like nature. Republicans and democrats alike seem pleased that a decision has been reached. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. William Anderson to D. P. Gillis, lot 9. block 5, townsite south Libby; con sideration $25. C. E. Conrad to Conrad National bank, lot 11, block 61, city of Kalis pell; consideration $700. Kalispell Townsite Co. to Conrad National bank, lot 12, block 61, city of Kalispell; consideration $375. Lone Pine Cemetery to Flathead county, lots in the Lone Pine Ceme tery; consideration $29.50. INFANT HAS SMALLPOX. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Hertel was yesterday pronounced suf fering with smallpox. It will be treat ed at their home opposite the brewery which has been in quarantine for the past two weeks. None of the other inmates are ill. A CHINESE REFORMER Liu Hien Yi Makes Some Suggestions. A CONSTITUTION Army By Conscription, Encouragement For Newspapers and Other Things Needed He Says. Shanghai. March 8.—An article in the China Gazette says Viceroy Liu Hien Yi has submitted a memorial to the throne favoring reform on the fol lowing basis: "Establishment of a permanent con stitution: complete change in the ed ucational system: selection of only qualified men for the civil service; creation of an army by conscription; adoption of a systematic scheme of finance; establishment of an imperial bank empowered to issue notes that shall he current throughout China; en actment of laws to encourage the es tablishment of newspapers and remov al of the present distinction between the Chinese and Manchus. QUARANTINE AT SEDAN. Two Families Have Been Exposed to Diphtheria. The health officers have been con vinced that the death of the infant child of Robert McHenry at Sedan was the result of diphtheria, and the home as well as a neighbor's, have been quarantined. The families visited con siderable during the illness of the child and it was decided to quarantine both. Sheriff Hand reported both places closed to the public. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. JUMPED THE QUARANTINE. Obie Sowrden Lodged in Jail Without Bond. Ohio Sworden, a waiter at the Alli son cafe, who has been confined in the building owing to the quarantine, con cluded last night that he would make a few calls and take in part of the town. Watching an opportunity, he escaped while the guard was in front of the building. He had not been out long before the officers discovered his absence and a search was at once started for the man. He was success ful, however, in evading the officers and at an early hour this morning re turned to the building. When the county health hoard were notified of his action, they ordered the man arrested, which was done, and no is now confined in the old city jail. When sufficient time has elapsed, if he lias not broken out with the disease, he will he given trial, charged with violating the health laws, and an en deavor will he made to punish him to the full extent of the law. By tile time Sworden is through with the matter he will discover that it is no small matter to jump a quaran tine. CASE SET FOR TRIAL. Judge Sullivan has set the case of M. Phillips et al (Stockholm Concert campany) against J. R. Poloquin, and A. Dupriest for trial next Tuesday. The action is a civil one for $250, and attorneys fees, alleged to be due for the rent of a building at Benton, which the defendants occupied. The case promises to he a novel one as a nice point of law will be brought up. The defense will resist the claim on the ground that the plain tiffs have not complied with the law requiring partnerships doing business under a firm name to publish a statement showing the names of indi vidual patners. MANY SETTLERS ARRIVE. The homeseekers' excursion which passed over the Great Northern from the east last night brought from forty to fifty settlers to this city and almost enough tourists to swell the number to an even hundred. The baggage room took on the ap pearance of an eastern city room when the 52 trunks and large boxes had been stored away. The hotels were overrun and late arrivals begged for a place to sleep in chairs. During the past week the ar rivals have been so numerous that ho tels are taxed to their greatest ca pacity to furnish shelter. THREE TRAINS AT ONCE. For the first time in many months three passenger trains arrived in this city almost at the same time last night. The west bound train on the Great Northern was run in two sec tions. The first section unloaded, and as it pulled out of the station the sec tion followed it up to the depot, as the east bound train ran in on the north track. It Is said by railroad officials that Kalispell has become the most import ant point on the Great Northern in the northwest, east of Spokane. HAS SMALLPOX. John Hanson, who was brought to the city from east of here, and placed in the city jail as a suspected case of smallpox, was yesterday pronounc ed suffering with (hat disease, and moved to the detention hospital, from which place he will be removed to the pest house today.