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Tonight and Tuesday Fair. VOL. I. NO. 117. The Kalispell Bee. _ 5 O'CLOCK^ V__ _ KALISPELL, MONTANA, MONDAY, MARCH 18, 1901. FIVE CENTS. THEY HONORED F. E. CORBETT With an Immense Attendance At Butte Today. OBSEQUIES AT 2 O'CLOCK Business Houses Closed.—Prominent Public Men From All Parts of the State Participate in Last Sad Rites. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 18.—The funeral of Frank Corbett was held at 2 o'clock today and was attended by the larg est number that ever followed a hearse to the cemetery in Butte. Scores of members of the legislature and friends of Mr. Corbett from every part of the state arrived for the funral in Butte. Mrs. Corbett reached here from New York last night. She is distracted with grief. The Silver Bow and Overland clubs, Clark's bank and other institutions closed during the afternoon. Members of the bar attended in a body. MISSOURI VILLAGE WIPED OUT BY FIRE Half the Town is Burned Down—No Fire Department. By Associated Press: St. Louis, March 18.—A special to the Post-Dispatch from DeSolo, Mo., says the town of Bismarck is on fire and indications are that half the town will be burned. A strong wind is spreading the flames rapidly. The houses are all frame and there is no Are department. BLIGHTED AFFECTIONS AT ONE HUNDRED PER Ben Kingsbury Gets Off Easy With Spokane Jury.. By Associated Press: Spokane, March 18.—The jury re turned a verdict this morning award ing Lizzie Schumacker $100 damages from B. C. Kingsbury for breach of promise of marriage. She asked for $25,000. FIRE AT MINOKA. By Associated Press: . Joliet, 111., March 18.—Minoka, a village of six hundred inhabitants 10 miles west of Joliet, is burning. Fire engines have left on a special train. The village is without fire protection. SET BEFORE THE KING. By Associated Press: London, March 18.—United States Ambassador Choate and other ambas sadors and ministers to Great Brit ain, presented their credentials to King Edward today. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 18.—The third annual conference of the Seventh Day Ad vents of Montana began here today. The business session will begin to morrow. SECRETARY MAY DIE. Helena, March 18.—The condition of Randolph Thomson, the governor's private secretary, is critical tonight, but little hope is entertained for his recovery. DOUBLE TAXATION GOES. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 16.—Governor Toole declines to approve senate bill No. 47, which repealed the double taxing of state and private banks. Wheat Quotations. By Associated Press: Chicago, March 18.—May wheat 76 3-8c. San Francisco, March 18.—Cash wheat, per cwt, 98 3-4. COAL MINERS' 8TRIKE. By Associated Press: Williamson, W. Va., March 16.—AH miners in Lick Fork and Logan mines are on a strike. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. BLAZING BREWERIES In St. Louis Swell the Day's Report of Fires. BUDWEISER AND LEMPS Beer Will Be Scarce For the Next Few Days.—Twelve Blocks Burned Over. By Associated Press: St. Louis, Mareh 18.—Fire originat ed in the ice house of the Lemp Brew ing company, -- Anheuser-Busch Brewing company, shortly before 1 o'clock, and fanned by a stiff breeze, spread over a territory of six blocks long and two wide. It covered dwellings, lumber yard, repair shops, etc. At 2:30 the flames are still spreading. Up to that time It Is known that the following buildings have been destroyed:Ice house, of the Lemp and Anheliâ'cr- Busch Brewing company, huyher yards, and repair shops of the Missouri Car Foundry company, shops of the Standard Bar rel company, Studt Pickle and Vine gar company's plant, three two-story dwellings, five scattered cottages, buildings of the United States engin eering department, old stone arsenal used for the storage of the United States army quartermaster's supplies on the south side, the Hunting and Boating club house and several boat houses. About 3 o'clock the fire was under control, after having burned proper ty estimated in value at $1,000,000. BREWERS DEMAND SHORTER HOURS And a Minimum Wage of $3 for Eight Hours. San Francisco, March 18.—The ex ecutive c onimittee for the Pacific coast brewing employes union has been au thorized by the national committee to called the Portland Oregon brewery employes out on a strike, if the em ployers do not sign an agreement to pay a minimum wage of $3 per day for eight hours work TERRIFIC EXPLOSION IN CHEMICAL LABORATNRY Brick Building Wrecked and Many Thousands Go Up in Smoke. By Associated Press: Cleveland, March 18.—A terrific ex plosion of chemicals in the laboratory of the National Carbon works today, partially wrecked the large brick building. The loss is $70,000. RESERVE THEIR DECISION. By Associated Press: Washington, March 18.—Chief Jus tice Fuller has announced that the supreme court would take a recess fioni next Monday for a fortnight. The opinion is general that the decision of the court in the Porto Rican and Philippine questions will not be an nounced until after the conclusion of that recess. WILL WITHDRAW TROOPS. By Associated Press: London, March 18.—The Associât Press is authorized to announce that the difficulty at Tien Tsin, between Russian and British will probably 1)3 solved by the withdrawal of both British and Russian troops from the ground in dispute. In HARRISON'S MEMORY. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, March 18.—The soldiers at Fort Harrison observed the day in memory of ex-President Harrison, sa lutes were fired during the day. ROW AMONG SECRETARIES. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 17. — A Belgian cook named Rose was set upon tonight by Galena street secretaries, beaten and stabbed. His condition Is serious. CONGER COMING HOME, By Associated Press: London, March 18.—A dispatch from Shanghai announces the sailing today of United States Minister Con ger for home. ROASTED ALIVE AS CAR ROLLED ON Three Members of a Show Troupe Incinerated in a Burning Coach. DEATH TO JDMPJEATH TO STAY Their Charred Remains Were Gathered Up When the Car Had Burned Down to the Trucks and Were Buried in Missoula Cemetery. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Missoula, March 16.—The charred remains of two musicians and a wo man were found this morning at Olive Spur, on the Northern Pacific, while the employes of the road were put ting out a burning car belonging to the Uncle Tom's Cabin troupe, which was billed to p!ay in Missoula, and which had played an engagement in Spokane. The company is traveling in its own cars, which are usually at tacdied to the through passenger trains. When the train reached Olive Spur, the cook of the company built a Are, and it is presumed laid down again soon after. The overheated stove set the car afire and before any one knew what had happened, the Are had gained a strong headway. The three persons who were burn ed to death were not missed until the car had burned to her trucks. Their SOME PROVISIONS OF THE ROAD LAW Which Went Into Effect Friday Last. Complete Revolution in County Road Building Methods. The Bee is indebted to Hon. L. H. Faust for a copy of the new road law. it is voluminous: in fact, it is so long that it was finally passed on the as surance by Mr. Faust that it was a meritorious measure. A quorum could never have ben held to hear it read in its entirety. Geo. T. Baggs of Ravalli county fought the bill from the time it was first presented, but his opposition was accounted for as a personal grievance against Mr. Faust. However, the bill was passed, and its main provisions are. briefly, as fol lows: : All road districts existing are re cognized and continued in existence but may he changed by petitions from a majority of the freeholders. At their June session the county com missioners must divide the county into road districts and approint for each district three trustees, who shall hold office until May, 1902 Each trustee shall receive $25 per annum and file a bond of $1,000. After May. 1902, the trustees shall be elected on the first Saturday in April and hold office one, two and three years respectively. Each trustee be fore retiring, must post notices of election and appoint one clerk and two judges of election. Every quali fied elector who has resided in the county thirty days previous is en titled to vote. The duties of trustees are to trans act business at regular and special meetings; to manage and control road property; to pay all monies col ected by them to the county treas urer. to be placed to the credit of the road fund of their respective dis tricts; to make contracts, purchase needed material, employ labor, etc., for improving, laying out and. build ing roads. The amount, however, must be in excss of the funds available to each district for the fis cal year. Trustees, furthermore, shall appoint one of their number to collect poll tax and pay him not ex ceeding ten percent of the amount collected, and make a detailed an nual report on the first day of No vember of each year, to the county commissioners. In lieu of money elec tors can work out road tax at the rate of $2 per day, eight hours con stituting a day's work, not counting time going to and from work. In each district there may be held district assemblies for settling mat ters of litigation, roads to be improv ed the current year moneys to be ex itii.auia were brought to Missoula and interred there. The man who is at the hospital will probably die in a few hours. Missoula, March 17.—What remain ed of the bodies of the three unfortun ate persons who were incinerated in the burning of Uncle Tom's Cabin show car, at Olive, on Saturday, was brought here today. The charred pieces of bone and flesh of all three scarcely filled an ordinary bucket. The names of the luckless ones are: Miss Minnie Hersh, Rene Lucasse and Bert Read. The woman was the cook for the company, and the other two were musicians. John Balsam, another victim, who was so terribly burned, died here in the hospital to day. The coroner will probably hold an inquest. The loss is estimated at about $6,000. All the animals were saved, but the car was totally de stroyed . pended. etc. A petition of one-tenth of the electors is sufficient to call an election for Buch purposes. District assemblies shall be organized by choosing a chairman from the electors present and choosing a district clerk for clerk and he is then empowered to instruct, the trustees regarding road improvements, etc. Briefly speaking every act of the trustee, even to buy ing material and making contracts, is under the control of the district as sembly of electors. On the first Monday of May each year the trustees must elect one of their number clerk of the district. He shall receive an added compensation of $25 per annum. He must keep an inventory of everything and fill the usual duties of clerks. No warrant can be drawn until an Itemized ac count is made under oath and a dupli cate under oath is filed with the coun ty clerk and recorder. There shall be free competition on all bids, con tracts and material furnished. Before August 15 of each year the trustees, in their judgment, may call an election to submit to the electors the questions of whether or not an ad ditional tax shall be made for needed improvements. The commissioners, when levying county taxes, must levy a tax of not less than one mill or more than two mills, and at the same time levy such special tax as has been voted upon by the electors. The rate of special tax shall be ascertain ed' reducing 15 per cent for anticipat ed delinquencies from the aggregate assessed value of the taxable proper ty. These shall be collected and entered in the same manner as state and county taxes. The special tax shall be for the use of thq road dis trict for which it was Intended and 50 per cent of the general levy shall be divided equally between the road dis tricts, the balance to be apportioned as the county commissioners may deem best. No officer or trustee is allowed to act as an agent for any firm, the pen alty for so during being $100 fine or thirty days in jail. The penalty against bribery is very severe. The road year shall coincide with the fiscal year, beginning May 1, and ending April 30. It requires 40 per cent of the elec tors to call an election for bonding a district. No bonds can be sold in a district having less than $60,000 taxa ble property. Notices of e'ecltun must be posted nnd published in a newspaper. Bonds must not bear more than 6 1 er cent Inter?»* per year no:* s.ll for less than i c.i. The commls 3 i<>p ■ rs must levy a sufficient tax to <jo' v such Interests payments and a balance towards the redemption of the bonds. In case the levy is insufllcient, the state pays by increasing the state tax NO MONEY FOR PAUL MOHR Navigation & Construction Co. in Financial Difficulties. SPOKANETOPORTLAND The Contemplated Route for the New Transportation Line Will Probably Be Abandoned for Cause. By Associated Press: Spokane. March 18.—Archibald A. Hutchinson, the holder of $7,000,000 of mortgage bonds in the Old Colum bia Railway and Navigation company, filed papers in intervention at Gold endale today, in the suit of Winters & Chapman against the Central Nav gation and Construction company. He asks that all suits, liens and claims against the property be dis missed. The suit is taken as indi cating Paul Mohr's failure to secure new capital to complete his transpor tation line, from Spokane to Portland. :n the districts interested. Any ten freeholders may petition for a change in roads. Three viewers and a sur veyor shall be appointed to ascertain the cost of such changes, who shall be paid $3 per day each. in making alterations, notice must bo given to all parties concerned, and all complaints heard. If awards for damages are not accepted within ten days they shall be deemed rejected by land owners and proceedings will be Instituted through the county at torney to secure the necessary high way. No highway can be opened through fields ot growing crops or where crops would be exposed to stock until the owner haB had sufficient time to harvest the same. Owners of ditches, railroads, lands, etc., must prepare crossings for high ways at their own expense. Fences can be condemned and removed at the expense of owners. When practica ble roads must be laid out along di visional lines, but may follow diag onal lines where such serve the best interests. SUNDAY SCHOOL INSTITUTE. The Sunday school Institute will convene in the Methodist church to morrow morning at 10:30 for the pur pose of organization. First public session at 2 p. m., last ing until 4 p. m. Address "The Church and Sunday School. Their Mutual Relation." Address "The Qualification of the Sunday School Teacher, by Rev. G. M. Fisher. Round Table — By Mr. Orchard. Discussion at the close of each ad dress. Evening session. 8 p. m.—Devotion al service. Song by congregation. Lesson and Prayer—Dr. Morris. Solo—Miss Disbrow. Announcement Solo—By Mr. C. J. McAllister. Address—Mr. John Orchard. Solo—Mrs Broderick. JAIL CROWDED. There are now 28 persons confined in the county jail and there Is hardly enough room for the men to turn round. It Is possible that the old city jail will be brought into service to make room -for the overflow. NEW POLICE OUTFIT. The Kalispell police department is getting ready for Easter Sunday and expect to cut a wide swath with new belts, clubs and helmets, which have been ordered and are expected to ar rive in a few days. BOY WAS INJURED. The little son of John Seibring was quite severely hurt shortly after 4 o'clock in front of the West hotel. In making an attempt to climb into the back of a buggy. NEW DEPOT AT MI880ULA. The Northern Pacific railway has notified Missoula authorities of its in tention to build depots along the Rocky Mountain division during the coming summer at an expenditure above $50. 000. This amount includes a new depot for Missoula, which will cost $8,000. There will be a small structure at Bonita. The Missoula building will be of stone. It's appointments will be modern, in dudidg • well equipped lounging room for the employe*. PRESSING THE LIMIT All the Great and Varied Inter ests of John D. Rockefeller IN ONE BIG TRUST Mines, Railways and T ransportation Routes All Go Into the United States Steel Corporation. By Associated Press: New York, March 18.— J. P. Mor gan & Co., have confirmed the report that all the interests of John D. Rockefeller, in the iron business, in cluding mines, railways and lake trans portation lines, are to go into the Unit ed States steel combine. ANTI-TOXINE FOR INDIANS. Major Smead Makes Purchase With Which to Fight Diphtheria. Major Smead, Flathead Indian agent who was In the city last week, pur chased a large supply of medicine for the afflicted Kootenai Indians, among whom an epidemic of diphtheria is raging. As the reports are brought in from the Kootenai end of the reservation, the extent of the epidemic is not de creased. The settlers are doing everything possible to prevent the In dians spreading the disease among them. Major Smead has started for the reservation where he win meet the reservation physician, who was in structed to proceed from the agency, over land to the Dayton Creek set tlement. Major Smead took with him 75 bottles of anti-toxine besides other supplies and it is thought that with this assistance the agency physician will be able to cope with the dis ease. DID SHE PINCH THE TEN? Lulu Montgomery, a dcidedly dusky damsel from the shady side of Second avenue west, was arrested by Officer Eckwnght this morning charged with having relieved E. D. Lustead of $10 some time last night. Lustead, who filed the information which resulted in the arrest, stated that Lulu must have taken the money from his trous ers pocket while he, with a party of friends were making the rounds. Lulu gave a cash bond of $25 for her appearance before Judge McAr thur, and is under trial this afternoon. ESSEX BREEZES. Bright, Pointed and Pithy Items From Up the Road. Special Correspondence of the Bee: Engineer J. E. Findian and Fireman P. L. Forcum. for some time located at this point in charge of the rotary, have been relieved from the snow ser vice and will again make fast runs over the division. The weather at present writing looks very much like spring. Mr. J. R. Beckwith states that he heard a robin singing this morning. Another change has taken place in the coal chute here. White men are now employed. Preparations are being made for the celebration of St. Patrick's day. citizens will respect the day by wear ing ribbons, shamrocks, etc., while the mayor will appear in a complete cos tume of green. A dispute was lately settled regard ing what nationality make the best soldiers, through Mr. Frlttz, who most emphatically declared that "der Ger man soldier vas der best vat is." An enthusiastic friend quickly grasped his hand and exclaimed : "Dot's right, mine friendt; und ve Germans must togedder stick." "Faith an' it's a fine specimen iv th' soldier ye ar'," said the third party. "But ramimber th' Oirish ar' not al de'd—it's mesilf can lick a regimint iv Germans an-ny day." Division Roadmaster J. Laughlin passed through here today on a trip of inspection. Owing to today's thaw, it is feared that rocks and dirt will again Btart sliding between Java and Bear Creek. It is understood the section house at Bear Creek is about to change hands and will undergo repairs before the new occupant takes charge. Essex. March 14.