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Tonight and Friday Fair.
The Kalispell Bee.
VOL. I. NO. 114.
President McKinley Issues a
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
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.
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.
Two Jumped To Their Death—Their
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
The dead are: Mary Madde, George
Rantio, Mrs. Rantio.
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
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.
Deputy Attorney General Has
a Row With Donovan.
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
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.
Prospectors Lost in the Wilds
For Many Weeks.
Moccasins and Deer Skins on the Menu.
But No Gold In Their
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.
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
Kingston. Jamaica, March 14.—The
steamer Texas reports that trade is
totally paralyzed in Colon in conse
quence of rebel activities in that
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.
The Popular Speaker of the House Succumbs
To Dread Pneumonia*
Which State Officials Brought Him On His Sick Bed At
Butte.—The Speaker Was 111 But Two Days
After Reaching Home.
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.
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.
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
British Authority Says It is Getting
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
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
"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
Despite this gloomy forcast, Dr.
Schlich has unstinted praise for the
American government's policy. He
"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."
A Kentucky Town Entirely
Wiped Out.
The Loss May Reach a Half Mil
lion.—Sufferers Are In Dire
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
In Resisting Russia's Demands- Our Gov
ernment Lacks Official
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.
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
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
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.

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