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Tonight and Friday Fair. The Kalispell Bee. 5 O'CLOCK. VOL. I. NO. 114. KALISPELL, MONTANA, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1901. FIVE CENTS. FLAGS AT HALF MAST President McKinley Issues a Proclamation. THE FUNERAL PLANS Messages Of Sympathy Pour In From AU Over The World.—Grover Can't Attend Funeral. Indianapolis, March 14.—The state officers met this afternoon with W. H. H. Miller and Daniel M. Ransdell. representing the Hanison family and arranged for the funeral of the gen eral. The plan agreed upon was for the body to lie in state at the state house, Saturday, and for funeral ser vices conducted by Rev. M. L. Haines, who has been the general's pastor for years, to be held in the First Presby terian church, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. In a message received from Grover Cleverland, he stated that it was impossible for him to attend the funeral. Washington, March 14.—The nation al capital is in mourning for Ex-Pres ident Harrison. Flags are at half mast upon all public buildings, hotels, stores and many private residences. This morning President McKinley is sued a proclamation announcing the death of the ex-president. In pursuance of this proclamation flags on every public building in the United States; at every post in the United States, Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Pil ippines, and on every American war ship in whatever part of the globe will fly at half mast for thirty days. Indianapolis, March 14.—No sooner was the news of the death of Ex-Presi dent Harrison flashed to the world than messages of inquiry which had been pouring in for several days changed to messages of sympathy and condolence. A large numBer of such messages were received from every section of the country. REBEL OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN BROKEN UP Over Three Hundred Boats Have Been Destroyed. Manila, March 14. — Rebel trading operations in the Viscayan islands have been effectually broken up. Lieutenant Payne commanding the gunboat Hampa ..as seized and de stroyed 300 vessels of various sizes, mostly native craft, constructed to as sist the insurgents. Cebu pirates, who occasionally raided the opposite shore of Negros Island have been sup pressed, and their boats all burned. FATAL TENEMENT FIRE IN BROOKLYN Two Jumped To Their Death—Their Names. New York, March 4.—Three per sons were killed early today in a fire in a tenement house in Brooklyn. A woman and a 12-year-old boy jumped from the fourth and third story win dows respectively and were killed. The mother of the boy was burned to death. The dead are: Mary Madde, George Rantio, Mrs. Rantio. EIGHT HOURS A DAY. Demanded By the Butte Federation After May First. Special Dispatch tç the. Bee: Butte, March 13.—The Butte work ingmen's union has notified all em ployers of labor that workingmen will demand an eight-hour day, beginning May 1. This means that laborers and unskilled workmen will ask the same hours as miners and smelter men. M'CORMACK'S THE MAN. Who Holds the Pop Nomination for Mayor In His'Grip. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 13.—The labor party will hold a convention tomorrow. Mc Cormack will doubtless be nominated for mayor. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. TOM LONG'S SHORT TERM Deputy Attorney General Has a Row With Donovan. TENDERS RESIGNATION Which Is Promptly Accepted. Long Ad vised Against Donovan's Suit For Salary. Special Dispatch to th Bee: Helena, March* 14.—Deputy Attor ney General T. D. Long has resigned his position and the resignation has been accepted. Long and Donovan have not dwelt together in harmony. Their opinions differ on many questions sub mitted . Long advised against Done van's recent suit for five days' salary for time not employed. The suit was thrown out by the court, and there has since then been a coldness between the two. Donovan and Long had a disagreement yesterday result ing in hot words and Long afterwards resigned. CAMERON WINS HIS SUIT. Spdfcial Dispatch to the Bee: Helena. March 13.—Duncan Cam eron won his suit against Oregon George Wentworth today. The law suit involved the ownership of the racing mare May W., valued at $10, 000, and Plumeria valued at $1,000. Sympathy Expressed for Harrison. Olympia, March 14.—The Washing ton legislature today adopted resolu tions of sympathy and regret for the death of Benjamin Harrison. SUFFERINGS OF ALASKANS Prospectors Lost in the Wilds For Many Weeks. THEY EAT THREE DOGS the ald of of Moccasins and Deer Skins on the Menu. But No Gold In Their Pockets. Victoria, March 14.—News from Cape Nome has reached here today as follows: J. Densmore, who has re turned to Nome from Kuskowall, re ports that his party had run short of provisions, and had to eat three dogs, moccasin's and deer skins. They found no gold. C. Betch and J. McKay enroute to Nome from Tellsr City, found a man lying nude in his sleeping bag on the snow, frozen to death. The au thorities at Teller suspect foul play. COL. SANGER GETS HIS COMMISSION As Assistant Secretary of War—Meik lejohn Wouldn't Have It. Washington, March 14.—Col. Wil liam Carey Sanger, of New York, re ceived his commission as assistant secretary of war this afternoon and was immediately sworn in. The fol lowing statement was made at the war department regarding Assistant Secretary Meiklejohn. He notified the president that he was unwilling to permit his name to be considered for reappointment. William Carey Sanger has accordingly been appoint ed to the place. TRADE paralyzed. Jamaica Rebels Are Causing Serious Trouble. Kingston. Jamaica, March 14.—The steamer Texas reports that trade is totally paralyzed in Colon in conse quence of rebel activities in that neighborhood. JURY STILL OUT. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte. March 13.—The Felker mur der case went to the jury at 3 o'clock this afternoon, and the jury was still out at 3 o'clock Thursday morning. FRANK E. CORBETT EXPIRED TO-DAY The Popular Speaker of the House Succumbs To Dread Pneumonia* WAS TOO WEAK TO SIGN RECORDS Which State Officials Brought Him On His Sick Bed At Butte.—The Speaker Was 111 But Two Days After Reaching Home. law the the Special Dispatch to th Bee: , Butte, March-13.—Frank E. Corbett, speaker of the late house, is dying at the home of John W. Forbis. Ever since the adjournment of the session Mr. Corbett has been ill, and this morning pneumonia set in. At 3 o'clock Thursday morning Dr. Don ald Campbell stated that Mr. Corbett might possibly pull through the night, but there is no hope of his recovery. Mrs. Corbett is in the east, but is hurrying westward. Today state offi cials brought over from Helena the minutes of the last two days' sessions of the house which Speaker Corbett had failed to sign. The condition, however, was such that his signature could not be affixed, and the officials returned to Helena. There is a divergence of opinion among lawyers as to the effect of the failure to sign the minutes by the speaker of toe nouse. Some hold that all the laws passed during the last two days will be invalid, while others maintain tnat a speaker pro tern may sign the journal. LATER—Frank E. Corbett, speaker of the house, died this morning at the home of John W. Forbis, in Butte. He was ill at the close of the session, and on his return to Butte collapsed from nervous prostration. His con dition became critical Tuesday night and he rapidly grew worse until the end came this morning. Speaker Corbett had not signed the house journal, but the speaker pro tem can legalize the proceedings by signing the records. from as re re of dogs, They to man on au play. Wil re and fol the Carey is conse that ANNA GOULD'S COUNT LICKS AN EDITOR And a Duel Is Expected As a C. ^sequence. 'aris, March 14—Count Beni Do Castellaine today thrashed M. Fer nand DcRodays, editor of the Figaro, for stating that Castellaine had bçtray ed the DpRoulede plot on the occa sion of the funeral of the late Presi dent Faure. A duel is expected. WIGGIE STILL WIGGLES. But He Will Jump From Moving Train No More. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Anaconda, March 13.—Wiggie Thomas, a 19-year-old boy, while at tempting to leap from the Great Northern train tonight, fell under the wheels and one of his legs was cut off. THE LUMBER SUPPLY. mur o'clock still British Authority Says It is Getting Short. International dependence on Amer ica's timber supply rests on a shaky foundation, according to Dr. William Schlfch, England's official forestry ex pert, who asserts that the woodlands of the United States are becoming so enormously depleted by consumption and the elements of famine that world wide consequences are an early prolF ability. In an interview today Dr. Schlich who organized the government sys tem of forestry control in India and who is now the principal professor in the imperial forestry college at Cooper's Hill, said: "Europe's lumber requirements, es pecially those of England, Germany and Belgium, have increased so rapid ly of late years that the European sources of supply, namely, Russia, Sweden and Austro-Hungary, can no longer meet thm. Hence the increas ed demand and dependence on the United States. Frank E. Corbett, whose untimely death is noted above, was a pictures que feature of the late legislature He was chiefly remarkable for his e:oquence, but was not considered a man of great stamina. At this dis tance but little can be learned of his eaily history, before he came to Mon tana. However, he landed in Boze man about the year 1887. where he be gan the practice of law. His speech making ability soon brought him into prominence, and in 1889 he moved over to Butte to find a wider field for his talents. Here he formed a partnership with John B. Wellcome in the practice of law. and they were shortly after ward taken up by W. A. Clark, who made them his attorneys, the business which they have ever since retained and has made them prominent. Mr. Cor bett was defeated for the legislature in 1898 in Silver Bow county, but at the last election was carried through on the fusion ticket. He was elected speaker of the house after a bitter fight with the Macginnis element, and was recognized as an able if sometimes erratic presiding officer. Never of robust constitution, the strain of the 60-day session reduced him to a bundle of nerves and when the break came there was little hope of his recovery. His age was not to exceed 40 years and he was a mar ried man. No details of the funeral arrangements have been made public and probably will not be until the re turn of his wife, who is now hurry ing home from the east. "The question naturally arises, can the United States meet this greater draft for any considerable length of time? 1 am convinced that it can not. The standing timber in the area of the republic is estimated to amount to 3,450,000,000 tons. The lumber cut for the last two years has averaged 100,000,000 tons. At this rate the available stand would last only about 34 years. If during the next 10 years, however, the annual cut increases at the rate as it has for the last decade, it wfll amount to 137,000,000 tons, while the remaining stand will be con sumed in about 25 years. "Again, the annual production is es timated at about 75,000,000 tons, so tue present annual consumption ex ceeds the production by 33 per cent. Besides the commercial cuttings large quantities of timber are destroy ed annuauy by fire and other agencies, so it is altogether probable that the annual growth is considerably less than the annual destruction. This means that the United States con sumes annually not only the legiti mate growth of increment, but also a portion .of their capital, a process whictr must inevitably lead to bank ruptcy if it is not stopped at an early date. "Europeans are glad that the Amer ican producers realize the seriousnes of their position and that they arc making efforts to introduce more con servative lumbering methods to pro tect their forests from baneful rav ages." Despite this gloomy forcast, Dr. Schlich has unstinted praise for the American government's policy. He continued: "The system of declaring reserva tions which shall Keep the timber lands immune on cattle is a step in the right direction. It is one that Great Britain will do well to copy. The time will come when an enlight ened and sensible forestry manage ment will urge thiB as an imperative necessity. Especially is this impera tive in Canada and Australia, where the lumber resources, properly hus banded, might become the empire's most priceless possessions." DESTROYED BY FIRE A Kentucky Town Entirely Wiped Out. HUNDREDS HOMELESS The Loss May Reach a Half Mil lion.—Sufferers Are In Dire Distress. Louisville, March 14.—A message from Cleveport, Ky„ 73 miles west of here says, fire broke out there last night and swept through the town and completely destroyed it, not a half doz en buildings are left, and the 500 inhabitants arc in -Hre distress. The total loss may reach half a millior. No casualties are reported. Cloverport, Ky., March 14. — The bursting of a natural gas pipe at mid night started a fire that destroyed property worth half a million dollars. The greater part of the town was completely wiped out and over a thousand people, about half the popu lation. are homeless, and were in great distress until a special relief train from Louisville reached here, The heaviest loser is the American To bacco company, which lost two large stemmeries and a million pounds of tobacco. Bucket brigades were form ed, and men and women alike fought the flames valiantly, but to no pur pose. At noon the Are was still burn ing in spots, but little is left for it to devour, the remaining houses being away from the business and residence section of the town. Chinese Merchants Call Mass Meeting LIKELY TO BE SUSPENDED A Of TO AID THE COURT In Resisting Russia's Demands- Our Gov ernment Lacks Official Information. Shanghai, March 14.—It 1 b under stood that negotiations in Pekin are likely to be suspended owing to the Manchurian difficulty. Chinese mer chants and other residents here have issued a call for a mass meeting to convene in Shanghai tomorrow, to discuss the adoption of measures atm et. to uphold the cu.nese court against yielding to the ..usBian demands. Washington, îuarch 14.—Our gov ernment has not yet been able to ob tain anything like an official state ment of the contents of the alleged agreement between Russia and China respecting the protectorate over Man churia, so in this state of. official ig norance it has not been possible to go very far in the direction of protest ing against Russia's course. Opposi tion to the Russian move has not crystalized up to this moment, and it is felt that there is every prospect of the consummation of the agreement between Russia and China, unless the other powers, who now hang undecid ed, speedily come to a determination to oppose it. PURE FOOD LAW. Dr. M. É. Knowles, state veterin arian, takes exceptions to statements made by Frank Mares in an interview published is the Helena Herald re cently regarding the operations of the milk and meat inspection law that recently passed both branches of the legislature. Dr. Knowles asserts that the meas ure will work hardships on no one and is. from a sanitary point of view, one of the most important laws that could be enacted. As tuberculosis is easily spread by diseased cows that supply milk for domestic consumption, the matter is one that Bhould be care fully guarded against "The meat Inspection provided for in the Hedges meat and milk inspec tion bill will be carried out in exactly the same manner as is done by the Gigantic Cattle Stealing Scheme Nipped. RUSTLERS IN LIMBO A THOUSAND HEAD Of Cattle Belonging To The Crow In dians Branded By The Thieves. • Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 14.—The United States authorities and Custer county have frustrated a gigantic rustling scheme in eastern Montana. A gang had branded a big band of cattle be longing to the Crow Indians. One thousand head, worth $37,000. have been recovered. Two men are now in jail at Billings and the officers are chasing the others. United States bureau of animal indus try, and in over loO 5cities of the United States, such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore. New Orleans, Pittsburg, Alleghany, Terre Haute, St. Louis. Minneapolis, Mil waukee, Denver and others too numer ous to mention," said Dr. Knowles to day. "Mr. Mares' intimation that farmers cannot bring meat in without, having it inspected on the hoof is a very serious error. The bill speci fically provides that any animal slaughtered inaccessible to the in spector shall only be inspected after slaughter, therefore any ranchman living a few miles out of the city can kill meat at any time he may see fit, but he cannot expose it for sale until the carcass is inspected. Mr. Mares' statement that we cannot buy any of the country dressed calves under the law is another error. The bill provides Where the animals shall not have been presented for inspection on hoof before being slaughtered, they shall be inspected before being offered or ex posed for sale, and such carcass or carcasses or meat as sha.u be found upon such inspection and examination to be wholesome and fit for food, shall be marked, etc. The same sec tion provides, 'that noming herein contained shall be so constructed as to prevent any; person from slaughter ing any healthy animal, the meat of which is intended for his own use or that of his family, but it shall not be offered for sale for public consumption provided further, however, that noth ing in this act sha.. be so constructed as to permit any person to slaughter and offer for sale any meat or meats intended for domestic consumption before being inspected on the hoof, where such slaughter may be conduct ed in a locality inaccessible to said municipal meat and milk inspector. "This law cannot possibly work a hardship on butchers and dairymen who desire to do a legitimate business; on the contrary, it will be a protec tion and a benefit to them, as well as to the people of the cities of Montana. Such conditions as obtain in eastern cities also obtain in Montana cities, and the necessity for meat and milk inspection in Montana cities is best testified to by the physicians of these cities who are almost unanimously in favor of this measure. "I might state for the benefit of Mr. Mares, who seems to believe that conditions exist in Montana inimical to the introduction of animal disease, that during the year I caused to be destroyed all excepting one of a herd in a certain community in Montana on account of tuberculosis, and these cattle were at the time supplying milk to an entire community. The disease among these cattle was introduced several years ago by the importation of some eastern dairy cattle, and from these cattle probably 100 or more cows became affected. The health condition of Montana live stock is ex cellent and the natural conditions are not at all favorable to the develop ment of disease. However, there is al ways the possibility of importing con tagious disease, no -matter how care fully inspection may be carried on. A fact that we are constantly guard ing against, and it is believed the en force ment of a meat and milk meas ure will assist the state sanitary law in preventing the introduction of con tagious or infectious diseases, in ad dition to which it is a proven fact the human mortality in cities where such measures are enforced is reduced to an enormous extent.—Helena Herald.