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The Kalispell Bee.
VOL. I. NO. 111.
KALISPELL, MONTANA, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1901.
Mrs. Nation's Case on Trial
SEVEN ARE FOR GUILTY
And Five For Not Guilty—Predictions as
to the Result Prove
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
Wichita, March 11.—The jury in
Mrs. Nation's case failed to agree. It
is said they stood 7 to 5 for convic
German Troops Slaughtered
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
The Germans report that in a recent
engagement near Pao Ting Fu, 250
Chines were killed and four magazine
THE RUSSIAN BEAR
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
ITALIANS WRECK A
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
He Left China This Morning for the
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.
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.
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Northern Wisconsin Swept
By a Blizzard.
IT WAS A
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
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
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
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.
Chicago,. March 11.—May wheat,
San Francisco, March 11.—Wheat,
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
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
Emma Sebreska, 18 years old.
Minnie Olsen, 36.
George Pihl, engineer.
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
Fierce Storms In Texas and
REPORTS ARE SLOW
It Is Believed That The Town
Of Pine Prairie Has Been
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
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.
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.
Indianapolis, March 11.—The doctor
announced this morning that General
Harrison's condition remains un
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
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.
The Mail From There Arrives
AWFUL COLD WEATHER
Was Experienced In December
There Were Several Deaths
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.
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
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,
And the Registered Packages
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
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
So far as known nothing was dis
tu l bed except the registered packages,
And it is thought there were but two
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
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
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
British Government's Answer
Given to Hay.
THE REPLY IS DIGNIFIED
But a Complete Rejection of the Senate
Amendments—It is Up to the
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
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
Mr. S. L. Collins, assistant dis
patcher at Kalispell, called on friends
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
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
Several familiar faces from the
conutry attended church here Sunday
C. A. Miller from Canyon Creek is
F. A. Russell came up from Kalis
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
H. B. Freeland was in town today.
M. D. Bartleson spent Sunday in
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.
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