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Tonight and Tuesday Partly Cloudy. The Kalispell Bee. 5 O'CLOCK. VOL. I. NO. 111. KALISPELL, MONTANA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1901. FIVE CENTS. THE JURY DISAGREED Mrs. Nation's Case on Trial At Wichita. SEVEN ARE FOR GUILTY And Five For Not Guilty—Predictions as to the Result Prove Correct. Wichita, Kan., March 9.—The case of Mrs. Carrie Nation, Lucy White, Julia Edmonds and Lizzie Munroe, charged with wrecking the interior of John Heide's saloon on January 21, was given to the jury this afternoon, and after deliberating for two hours no verdict was reached. The attorneys for both sides agreed that no verdict would be reached to night, and Judge Dale recalled the jurymen and in structed them to bring in a sealed ver diet, which is to be opened Monday morning.' It is believed the jury will fail to agree. In his instructions Judge Dale said it is not proper to determine whether or not the place smashed by Mrs Nation and her followers was used for saloon practices or other illegal purposes, but to determine whether tne property had been destroyed as charged. Wichita, March 11.—The jury in Mrs. Nation's case failed to agree. It is said they stood 7 to 5 for convic tion . TWO COMPANIES WILL REMAIN German Troops Slaughtered 250 Chinese. About Pekin, March 11.—Companies A and B, Nintli ...fantry, have been notified they are to remain in China. Many Americans have urged the legation to use its influence to have two field guns and enough artillery men to work them left. The Germans report that in a recent engagement near Pao Ting Fu, 250 Chines were killed and four magazine guns captured. THE RUSSIAN BEAR BULLYING CHINA Says Latter Must Hurry or Harder Terms Will Be Made. London, March 11.—The Times pub lishes a dispàtch from Shanghai say ing: It is reported upon trustworthy authority that Russia has notified China that unless the Manchurian con vention is signed at qn early date Russia will withdraw from the conven tion and substitute harder terms in its place. ITALIANS WRECK A SMALLPOX HOSPITAL Four Hundred Dagoes Overpower the the Police Guard. Orange, N. J„ March 11.—The build ing erected by health authorities for the accommodation of smallpox pati ents was destroyed by a mob of 400 Italians today. The police guard around the building was overpowered MINISTER CONGER COMING HOME He Left China This Morning for the United States. Washington, March 11.—A cable gram today received at the state de ment announces the departure of Min ister Conger, this morning, enroute to the United States. 'V HUNG HIMSELF. Portland, Ore., March 11.—Wilhelm F. Hess, aged 52, hung himself at his home four miles west of Portland this morning. Despondency on account of illhealth waß the cause. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. Northern Wisconsin Swept By a Blizzard. IT WAS A BAD STORM WIND, SNOW AND SLEET Combined To Make It The Worst Ex perienced In Years.—Commu nication Cut Off. Milwaukee. March 11.—The most de structive sleet storm in years visited Wisconsin Sunday, cutting this city off from communication with the out side world, and demoralizing railroad traffic Marinette, Wis., March 11.—A fierce blizzard swept over the northwest counties yesterday and last night. Vv^ind. snow and sleet combined to make it the worst storm experienced for a long time. Chicago, March 11.—Late this after noon the northwest was still cut off off from telegraphic and telephone communication with the rest of the world. The sleet storm which was the worst ever experienced in this section, was accompanied by a north east gale, which levelled practically all the wires between Chicago and St. Paul. Railroads suffered almost com plete paralysis of telegraph service. COUNTY CLERK SHORT. Beaverhead's County's Former Clerk Recorder Shy nl His Accounts. Dillon, Mont.—The commissioners in quarterly session, and among other matters the shortage in the account of Former County Clerk Taylor was looked into. An examination of the books showed that he was short $211.0 and that there was $29.05 due him as a balance on his salary for January, leaving $162.10 due the county. The county clerk was instructed to make a demand on Tay lor's bondsmen for the same. Taylor was appointed to fill the va cancy caused by E. H. Meyers' death a year ago, and was a candidate for the nomination last fall. The money due the county is a part of the amount of fees collected during December. Taylor did not wait to turn the office over to his successor, but skipped the first of the year. • HERE'S A POINTER FOR KALISPELL How Spokane Induces Homeseekers to Stop Off There. Between the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific forty-two heavi ly loaded cars of homeseekers were sent out yesterday for Montana and Washington points, says the St. Paul Globe. It is estimated that consid erably ever 1,000 passengers were on the four sections, and the total vol ume of the excursion traffic was much larger than last week. Next week's Is expected to be one of the heaviest of the season, and both roads will probably be compelled to send out two sections each on both days for which the tickets are good. A novel feature of the excursions yesterday was the presence on all the trains of enterprising land agents from Spokane, who on the trip will expatiate to the homeseekers on the many advantages possessed by their city, which cannot be found at Seat tle or any other city in the west. Spo kane for years followed this policy, and the result has been that it has gradually forged ahead of all the cit ies on the north coast. It was said that thèse Spokane boomers were offering the settlers in ducements to get off at their town by agreeing to give them$5 for the por tion of their tickets taking them from Spokane to Seattle. From St. Paul it costs just as much to reach Spokane as it does Seattle, and naturally a ma jority of the travellers took the ticket which carries them the most miles for the same money. There is, however, a flaw in this arrangement if it were ever suggested, because the railroad company checks baggage through to the destination on the tickets, and stop overs are not allowed. Wheat Quotation*. Chicago,. March 11.—May wheat, 75 3-8c. San Francisco, March 11.—Wheat, cwt., 95c. AWFUL RESULTS OF A BOILER EXPLOSION Eight Bodies Have Already Been Taken From the Ruins* AND MODE WILL SORELY FOLLOW Twenty-Five Persons Injured, Some Of Whom Will Die. Several Employes Are Still counted For. Unac Chicago, March 11.—The boiler of the Doremus laundry, of West Madi son street blew up shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, and up to noon eight bodies had been taken from the ruins, while the list of injured will reach 25, a number of whom will die. Several others are reported missing. Following is the list of 'dead as far as known: Emma Sebreska, 18 years old. Minnie Olsen, 36. George Pihl, engineer. Frank Ilaufmen. Bessie Kincaba, 15 years old. Martha Jacobs, 21 years old. Katharine Kelley. 18 yea"s < One unidentified man. Two or three other persons are sup posed to be in the ruins. The following laundry employes are reported to be missing: Kate Cole, Kate Walsh, Annie Kincaba and two girls named Cregler. It is not believ ed, however, that all these are in the ruins. A TOWN SWEPT AWAY Fierce Storms In Texas and Arkansas. REPORTS ARE SLOW But It Is Believed That The Town Of Pine Prairie Has Been Destroyed. St. Louis, March 11.—Reports from the storm-ridden portions of Texas and Arkansas are slow to come in. It is reported that the town of Pine Prairie, Arkansas 75 miles north of Texarkana, has been swept away, and a number of persons injured, two be ing killed. St. Louis. March 11.—The damage at New Boston, Texas, will aggregate $65,000. It is calculated that in New Boston there were 36 store houses and residences dislodged, or demolished. Not a life was lost. Blossom, Texas, suffered as much from wind as did New Boston. For a radius of 200 miles in all directions there are au thentic reports of extensive damage to farming interests and to railroads. STENOGRAPHERS APPOIINTED. Miss Rosecrans and Miss Hogan Giv en State House Positions. The legislature passed a law per mitting the governor, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and attorney general to add to their office force. Governor Toole was allowed a sten ographer and today appointed Miss Rosecrans, who has been clerk to the board of pardons. Miss Rosecrans will resign the position with the state board of pardons. Mr. Van Horne, of Billings, has been appointed stenographer in the secretary of state's office. Auditor Calderhead has appointed Miss Lizzie Hogan stenographer in his office. Miss Hogan was a committee clerk during two sessions of the legis ture and for several summers has been cashier at the Broadwater natatoriuni. Helena Herald: CONDITION UNCHANGED. Indianapolis, March 11.—The doctor announced this morning that General Harrison's condition remains un changed . The wreckage near the boiler house took lire and through the blinding clouds of dust, smoke and escaping steam could be seen struggling men and women, while from various parts of the ruins came cries for help. The lire department soon extinguished the flames, and the work of rescuing be gan. Wounded and bleeding girls were carried to nearby stores where they were given hasty medical atten tion, and then taken to hospitals. In two instances the bodies were frightfully mangled that the clothes worn were the only means to Identify them. The injured number 24, many being seriously hurt. The explosion took place at the time when many of the employes of the laundry had gone to work. The force of the explosion was so terrific that buildings for blocks around were shaken as if by an earthquake, and hundreds of win dows were shattered. NEWS FROM CAPE NOME The Mail From There Arrives At Dawson. AWFUL COLD WEATHER Was Experienced In December There Were Several Deaths From Freezing. And Victoria, March 11.—Dispatches front Dawson up to March I report that the Nome mail has arrived there. It gives news of several deaths by freez ing. and says awful cold weather pre vailed in December causing much suf fering. Several stampedes took place at the beginning of the month, and some gopd strikes were made. PRESIDENT M'KINLEY IS COMING WEST Extends an Invitation to His Cabinet to Come Along. A special to the New York Press from Washington says: At the cab inet meeting the president told his sec retaries that the start for California would be made the first week in May. He extended an earnest invitation to the whole cabinet to accompany him. The purpose is to make the journey by a leisurely itinerary, devoting perhaps six weeks to the round trip, including the week or more to be spent in Cali fornia. The return is to be via one of the northern routes, with possibly a visit to Yellowstone park, which the president has been trying to see for several years. THE AMOUNT OF GRAIN ON HAND Several Hundred Million Bushels in the Farmers' Hands. Washington, March 11. — The amount of wheat in farmers' hands, March l, was wheat 180,000,000bushels; corn, 776,200,000 bushels; oats 292, 800,000 bushels. MAIL SACK CUT OPEN And the Registered Packages Stolen BY A BOLD ROBBER Who Walks Off With the Sack While the Platform Is Crowded.—Has So Far Escaped. Some time between the arrival and departure of the west bound passenger train on the Great Northern, Saturday night, a mail sack was stolen from the platform by some unknown person, and up to the present time the officers have not effected the arrest of the thief. The robbery was not discovered un til early Sunday morning, when a trainman, who was making up a train to go out, stumbled across the mafT sack and its contents almost opposite the tracks. So far as known nothing was dis tu l bed except the registered packages, And it is thought there were but two of them. Baggage Master Geddes, who, beside giving his attention to an extremely larger amount of baggage each night, looks after the government mail, re moving it to the baggage room, where it is kept until the transfer wagon ar rives to take it to the post office. Sat urday night he was kept on the jump owing to a large number of trunks and packages arriving and barely had time to get them into the baggage room before No. 4 arrived. The mail was loaded on the trucks and taken into the baggage room, but as he has no way of knowing what mail arrives, as the number of sacks is rarely the same, the fact that one of the sacks had been stolen was not known to him until he was informed by the trainman. Sheriff Hand was at once notified and the officers at once made a vigorous search for the thief. The government detectives have been noti fied and are expected to arrive tonight. At the postoffice it was stated that as far as they knew, but two register ed letters were taken and that the thief made a decidedly small haul. There is not one chance in a hundred of the guilty party escaping although the officers have only a slight clue. On the night of the robbery a horse and InicUboard were stolen from in front of a west side business house and the police have so far failed to locate the horse although the buckboard was found east of the city. It may be possible that the robber took that way to get out of town. The person who committed the crime will in all probability be caught and as it will mean about 20 years in the penitentiary, it would seem that he took a desperate chance for little gain. The police department do not think that more than one was impli cated in the robbery. THE AMMONIA DRINKERS. Ward and McKenzie Are on the Road to Recovery. Ward and McKenzie, the men who drank ammonia for a "chaser" at Kal ispell last Saturday, returned to Great Falls yesterday, says the Tribune. Mr. Ward is not yet to be considered out of danger. Mr. McKenzie, in re counting the incident, said that the ammonia took instant effect. Immed itely after drinking both men fell to the floor, with blood spurting from their mouth and nostrils, and after a brief period McKenzie recovered a lit tle and immediately grabbed a bar of soap and ate It, which gave the desir ed relief. They had contemplated the purchase of the hotel, fixtures, stock, etc., and had just telegraphed to the bank in this city for $500 to bind the deal, stepping into the bar of the hotel to take a light one prior to closing the deal. They concluded that it was a had start and called the deal off. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. George M. Larkin et ux to J. A. Fossum, parcel of land in section 36, tp 27 n, r 20 w; -consideration $140. E. L. Hosttetler to George Therri ault, parcel of land in sec 33, tp 28 n, r 21 w; consideration $100. The government has completed the publication of the documents of the civil war in 127 volumes at a cost of $2,750,000. British Government's Answer Given to Hay. REPLY TO THE TREATY THE REPLY IS DIGNIFIED But a Complete Rejection of the Senate Amendments—It is Up to the United States. Washington, March 11.—The answer of the British government to the Hay Pauncefote treaty was communicated to Secretary Hay today. The British answer is a dignified but complete re jection of the senate amendments, and it leaves upon the United States gov ernment the responsibility for any ac tion that they may deem expedient. NEWS FROM ESSEX. Special Correspondence of the Bee: Essex, Mont., March 9. — Pass enger train No. 3, of March 8, which was delayed by a derailment east of Bear Creek, passed through here at 9.45 this morning. Two of the derailed cars are said to have been considerably damaged, they having been thrown from their trucks, and it was necessary to leave them at Bear Creek to undergo repairB. Owing to the untiring efforts of Road Master King, who was on the train when the acci dent occurred, the delay is reported as being much shorter than it would otherwise have been. The cause of accident remains unknown. News reaches here that W. W. Glazier, formerly a lineman located at this place, and who now resides at Eaton, Indiana, Is rejoicing over the birth of a son in his family. Trappers coming in from the hills report a large run of martin and state that prospects are good for the larg est catch in many seasons. The weather has moderated con siderably, but is still very disagree able . J. R. Beckwith is laying in supplies for the Rod and Guu Club for use in the spring season. Mr. Beckwith is an excellent shot with the rifle and good fisherman. It is expected he will gain a very high standing among members of the sporting league at the coming season. Mr. S. L. Collins, assistant dis patcher at Kalispell, called on friends here today. Mr. William Fitzgerald arrived here this morning to take the position of track watchman. He is a very wel come addition to Essex society from the fact that he is a first class violin ist. COLUMBIA FALLS NEWS. Special Correspondent of the Bee: Columbia Falls, March 10.—Rev. Wells filled his appointment at the M. E. church Sunday morning and evening. Several familiar faces from the conutry attended church here Sunday morning C. A. Miller from Canyon Creek is in town. F. A. Russell came up from Kalis pell yesterday. Thomas Monroe from Canyon Creek is in town today. Charley Peters and Ed Buoyes were each fined $5 and costs in Judge Car rol's court this morning for assault. County Attorney R. L. Oliver and Deputy County Clerk F. P. Brown, spent Sunday at the Falls shaking hands with old friends and acquaint ances. H. B. Freeland was in town today. M. D. Bartleson spent Sunday in town. C. R. Eshelman of Helena, spent Sunday in town. T. E. Murray a salesman from St. Paul is in town today. Fred A. Russell of Kalispell spent Saturday and Sunday at the Falls. R. J. Camdin from the country was in town Saturday. The fishermen at the Falls are numerous and all report a good catch. COURT HOU8E BOND8. The bond sale of court house bonds, which will occur April 3, is attracting the attention of bond brokers all over the county, and it Is probable that there will be many bids made for them. Tiiere will be 110 bonds issued, each for $500, bearing 4 per cent in terest and payable In 20 years. Subscribe for the Dally Bee.