Newspaper Page Text
Tonitflit and Friday cloudy; cooler Friday. VOL. I. NO. 120. The Kalispell Bee KALISPELL, MONTANA, THURSDAV. MARCH 21, 1901. 5 O'CLOCK. 1 FIVE CENTS. AMERICAN SCHEME To Pool Issues in the Chinese Indemnity Fund NOT WARMLYRECEIVED Uncle Sam Wants to Cut it Up Into Eight Parts of $25,000,000 Washington, March 21.—Another advice from Rockhill, special commis sioner at Pekin is of a hopeful tone, it indicates that the subject of indem nity is being discussed with an appar ent disposition to reach a unanimous conclusion. The United States prop osition looking to an agreement of the powers on a lump sum for indemnity, fixed by the ability of the Chinese to pay, without destroying the govern ment, seems to be growing in favor. Without displaying the pending pro position, the United States govern ment has advanced another radical proposition, namely; To divide the total indemnity collected, say $200, 000,000, in eight parts, of which the United States would receive one. Ten powers are represented at Pekin, but at least two have no foundation for a claim for indemnity. This sugges tion has not been warmly received. RUSSIAN BEAR BACKS DOWN And Will Reserve Questions of Title For a Future Occasion. By Associated Press; London, March 21.—In the house of lords today the foreign secretary, Lord Lansdowne, announced that Rus sia and Great Britain had agreed to withdraw troops from the disputed territory at Tien Tsin and reserve the question of title and proprietary rights for subsequent examination. THE DESTINES OF CHINA. By Associated Press: Pekin, March 21.—The ministers are working in perfect harmony and every thing is progressing satisfactorily. Questions remaining to be decided are in the nature of guards along the line of communication with the sea, and raising of forts, which being purely military matters, the generals will de cide and report their decisions to the ministers. YANKEE DIPLOMACY. By Associated Press: Paris, March 2Ï. —Cablegrams from Pekin are cheerful regarding the rapid progress of negotiations, during the past week. The American proposal to arange for demanding joint dam ages from China is being favorably discussed by the powers. GERMANY STILL NEUTRAL. By Asociated Press: Berlin, March 21.—Count Von Wal dersee, during his stay in Tien Tsin. yesterday, succeeded in his mission, which constituted merely in preventing bloodshed among the allied troops. Be yond this Germany will remain neu tral. SUED BY THE HEIR8. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 20.—Two suits of $15. 000 each were begun today against the owners of the hotel formerly known as the Hale house. The plaintiffs are the estates of Martin Rooney and Robert Doyle, who lost their lives in a fire in the hotel, which occurred in 1898. WOLCOTT NOT THE MAN. By Associated Press* Washington, March 21.—It is stated on high authority that former senator Wolcott, of Colorado, is not to suc ceed Secretary Hitchcock as the head of the interior department as publish ed this morning. 8ANK IN FLU8HING ROADSTEAD. By Associated Press: Antwerp, March 21.—The steamer Chemnitz and British steamer Tay collided last night in Flushing road stead. The Tay sank. The first offi cer and two seamen of the Tay were saved, and 14 persons perished. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. POLITICS IN GREAT FALLS Various Nominations By Re publicans and Populists. REPUBLICANS RENAMED Collins Heading the List For Mayor.— Pops Nominate Judge Largent For Mayor. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Great Falls, March 20.—The repub lican convention tonight nominated J. A. Collins for mayor; J. W. Rob erts for treasurer, and S. S. Hawkins for city magistrate. All are present incumbents of these offices for which they were nominated. The labor party convention nominated J. A. Largent, a republican lawyer, for mayor; J. R. Earl, a populist, bartender, for police magistrate, and W. F. Brown, a pop ulist merchant for treasurer. BRITISH PRESS NAGGING THEM ON Russia Does Not Take Kindly to Yel low Journals of London. By Associated Press: St. Petersburg, March 21.—A semi official statement has been issued to the effect that the situation in Tien Tsin has been so terribly exaggerated by the British press that it has almost assumed the gravity of a "casus belli," According to the statement all the trouble was due to the British troops trying to forcibly possess disputed ter ritory. The statement recites that the matter is manifestly a question for diplomatic treatment and the Russian government has no doubt it will be amicably settled. THE SITUATION UNCHANGED. By Associated Press: Tien Tsin, March 21.—The situation here remains unchanged, both the British and Russians abstain from any overt acts or hostilities. There are about 1,000 white British troops in this vicinity, but the Russians are not numerous. PLAGUE ON A TROOP SHIP. By Associated Press: London, March 21.—The steward of British troop ship Simla, from Table Bay is suffering from the plague and has been isolated. Twenty persons who have been in contact with him have been placed under observation. A STRIKE IN MARSEILLES. By Associated Press: Marseilles, March 21.—The council of labor unions and labor exchange, have decided ip favor of a general strike, and issued an invitaton to all unions to cease work, in support of the striking dock laborers. TO FAVOR THE ROMAN CHURCH. By Associated Press: London, March 21.—In the house of lords today, Lord Salisbury's motion to appoint a joint committee to revise the king's anti-Roman Catholic acces sion oath was adopted. RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD. By Associated Press: Washington, March 21. — According to calculations at the war department the transfer from military to civil gov ernment in the Philippines will occur about June 30. THOMPSON GAINS VOTES. By Associated Press: Lincoln, Neb., March 21.—On today's ballot for United States senator, D. E. Thompson gained 2 votes. He came within 6 votes of election. FIFTEEN PEOPLE DROWNED. By Associated Press: Verona, Italy, March 21.—Brief de tails of the breaking of a dam which caused the flooding of Cologna, are to the effect that 15 persons were drown ed, and a number injured. RIVER IN SPAIN OVERFLOWS. By Associated Press: Seville, Spain, March 21.—The Gau dalquiver river has overflowed, the surrounding country is submerged and the police are rescuing the people in boats. ROYAL OF His Itinerary Arranged the Southwest WILL RECEIVE Leaves Washington April Goes North, Then East in Butte and the By Associated Press: Washington, March 21.—The presi dent's proposed western trip is at tracting much attention in the states through which he is to pass, and invi tations from the various cities and towns which hope to entertain him along the route are. daily arriving at the White House. New Orleans will probably be the first stop after the party leaves Washington. It is the present intention to leave here Apri' 30. Secretary Cortellyou has beer SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC IN MISSOULA The Disease 's Breaking Out All Over the University City. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Missoula, March 20.—More cases ■ t smallpox were discovered today, and an epidemic is feared. A case was discovered yesterday in the west end of the city at the home of N. Reeves a truck gardener who resides on West Front street west of the Bitter Root railway tracks. Lil lie Reeves a fifteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reeves is the patient with the disease in a mild form. The girl has been a regular attendant at the Sister's academy school but for the past few days has remained at home, complaining of being ill. Phy sicians yesterday pronounced the ill ness smallpox, and Health Officer Wal ling instituted a quarantine of thfe premises. The fact that so many persons have been exposed has caused the city health department to droide on rigor ous measures to ■ prevent contagion, but to what extent has not yet been decided on. $50,000 FOR SLANDER. Butte, March 20.—Mrs. Mary A. Borge brought suit today against E. C. Jones for $50,000 damages. The grounds are slander and assault. SCHLATTER IN BUTTE, Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 20.—Dr. Charles Mc Lean. who goes under the name of Schlatter the divine healer, is in Butte. DEMOCRATS IN LIVINGSTON. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Livingston March 20.— T. M. Swin dlehurst was nominated for mayor to day by the democrats. NOMINATED GEORGE FOR MAYOR Special Dispatch to th Bee: Billings, March 20.—The democrats today nominated W. B. George for mayor. RACE NEARLY RUN. Lord Salisbury's Recent Speeches Show He is Nearly Done. By Associated Press: New York, March 21.—A Tribune dispatch from London says those who have heard Lord Salisbury's recent speeches in and out of parliament are impressed with his lack of vigor. He has been aging during the laBt few months and looks and speaks like a veteran w.hose work is done. His re tirement from office during the pres ent year is expected by practical pol iticians and by well informed diplo mats. The present session is, in« deed, a transition period for the for tunes of the unionist party. A new leader must soon appear in the person of Mr. Balfour with promotion of some kind for Mr. Chamberlain. The liberals meanwhile. are gaining ground. PROGRESSION THE PRESIDENT for the Trip Through and Northwest* DM2 AT EL PASO U 30th.—From San Francisco He Over the N. P., Taking National Park. working on the itinerary, but practi cally nothing of a definite character has been decided upon. The expec tation is that a meeting with Presi dent Diaz, of Mexico, will be arranged at El Paso. At San Francisco ths party will stop a week in connection with events attending the launching of the battleship Ohio. On the re turn trip by the northern route the party will visit the Yellowstone Na tional park. After the president re turns from his western trip, he is go ing to New England. PHILIP BOTHA KILLED IN BATTLE A Brother of the Commanding General Killed Near Doornberg. By Associated Press: London, March 21.—A dispatch from Lord Kitchener says that Philip Botha, a brother of the Boer com mander, was killed on Doornberg. His two sons were wounded. The Boers of the Orange river colony have dis banded and scattered. Dewet is in charge of the Boerhood of Heilbron. PROVOST CLEARED OF RAPE CHARGE No Case Against the Great Falls Man On Trial. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Great Falls, March 20.—William H. Provost, charged with the attempted rape of Clara Normandy, in West Great Falls, a month ago, was tried in the district court today, and the jury after being out 20 minutes re turned a verdict of not guilty. BRYAN BLOWS BACK. At the county jail this morning Bryan the burglar who was arrested about two months ago by Policeman Eckwright after robbing John Boe's saloon, did some expert cut ting on the padlock of the back door and obtained the freedom of the jail yard. J. H. Hecker, the dairyman, saw him slip through the door and no tified the jailor, who escorted him back to safer quarters. Bryan is a desperate character and it will be remembred took a couple of shots at Eckwright when he was discovered, and was shot by that officer. OAVITT TO ADDRESS IRI8H. By A ssociated Press : Chicago, March 21.—Michael Davitt has accepted an invitation to address the United Irish societies at their la bor day demonstration in this city on Aug. 15. A letter of acceptance was received by Colonel John F. Finerty. It is intended to have a delegation ac company Mr. Davitt from Ireland. CORNER ON PRUNES. California Fruit Association in Con trol of Market. By Associated Press: San Jose, Cal., March 21, — The California Cured Fruit association has cornered the entire prune crop of the state. All prunes not in the hands of the association, some four or five million pounds, have been purchased outright. The deal has been under way since the meeting in February, when the members of the association authorized the directors to expend not exceeding $200,000 for advertising and otherwise advancing the interests of the com bine. The price paid was less than association figures. NOT M'CARTHY BOT DAVEY The Mayor Not in it After the Second Ballot. A WINNING TICKET Put in the Field by the Democrats of Butte.—Dan Twohy Elected Davey. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, March 20.— W. H. Davey was nominated the c;indidate for mayor today by the democrats. The contest between him and J. H. McCarthy was exceedingly close, Dan Twohy was not in the race at any time apd after the second ballot his strength went solidly for Davey, elepting him. Mar ion J. Medin was named for city treasurer, and Thomas Boyle for police magistrate. The ticket is regarded as a winner. GRANDMA M00REH0USE BLOWS BACK Withdraws Charge of Seduction Made Against Railroad Man. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Great Falls, March 20.—Mrs. Moore house withdrew her charge of seduc tion against Conductor Barney Kearns. THESE INDIANS ARE GETTING CUTE Yakima Tribes Claim $10,000,000 In demnity for Lost 'Lands. By Associated Press: Spokane, March 21.—Ten million dollars will be asked from Congress at the next session, for the fourteen tribes of Indians, on the Yakima reser ation, this state. Thomas Parene, the Indian preacher, representative of 14 tribes, who is on his way from an interview with President McKin ley, says the white men have settled upon about a million acres of land be longing to his people, worth $10 an acre. Subscribe for the Daily Bee. J. J. HILL IS KEPT BUSY. Great Northern Man it Not Looking For Control of Burlington. New York, March 21.—President J. J. Hill, of the Great Northern railway, who is at the hotel Netherland in this city, denies positively that he is seek ing the control of the Burlington sys tem. "It is not true," Mr. Hill said, "that the Great Northern, with the Northern Pacific, has either purchased a con trolling interest in the Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy railroad, or that we have negotiated a lease of that road. We have seclured no interest in Bur lington stock through Mr. Morgan or Mr. Harriman. We are attending to our own business in our own way and find that the successful management of one railroad can keep us busy." LAW ENFORCEMENT LEAGUE. The officers and executive commit tee of the Law Enforcement League will meet at the office of Foot & Pom eroy, at 8 o'clock tonight. The object of the meeting is to discuss probable candidates, who will be placed in nomination for the aldermen from the three city wards and outline a plan of campaign. Besides the offi cers already named, an executive com mitted composed of G. W. Avery, J. Robinson, T. M. Logan, G. A. Potter, George Brinkman, Dr. J. W. Morris and Rev. Mr. Falls has been appoint ed. JAP WOMAN IN TROUBLE. Naka Enaba and Kama Lano, two Japanese women who arrived in Kal ispell early this week, have run up against the strong arm of the law. They were arrested early yesterday morning by the police officers, charg ed with keeping a house of ill fame, and arraigned. Both entered a plea of not guilty, and their trial was sec for this afternoon before Judge Sulli van. The women were released on $25 cash bond. ACQUITTED OF MURDER Smith Cleared of the Charge At Choteau. PLEA OF SELF DEFENSE Is Sustained and Smith Was Not Pun ished For the Killing of Philip Lucero at Dupuyer. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Great Falls, March 21.—In the dis trict court, of Teton county, D. P. Smith, charged with murder was ac quitted. He killed Philip Lucero, at Dupuyer last September. His defense was self protection. LONDON PAPERS TAKE NO STOCK In the Report that Russia or Japan Mean Fight. By Associated Press: London, March 21.—In regard to a suggestion in a Shanghai dispatch that the Russian squadron had designs on Corea, the papers think it highly improbable that Russia has any pres ent intention of risking a naval war with Japan. The Japanese minister, Baron Hayashi Takasu, in an inter view denies that they attach any im portance to the dispatch from Shang hai and Kobe. THE TOOTHSOME DUCK Will Have a Scary Time of it Thia Year According to the Helena Independent. The toothsome duck is going to have a scary time in Montana this year, says the Helena Independent. In the present law the closed season for ducks is from May to September. By some inadvertence the law afford ing this protection to ducks is repeal ed in the new law, and no provision of like character is embodied in the new one. The committee of the Montana Game and Fish Protective association discovered the error when the bill was in the senate, after it had passed the house, but the session was so near the end and there was such a rush of business, that it was feared that if an amendment was made to the bill protecting ducks the measure would fail to get through, so it was considered best to let the duck sec tion alone, and have the bill go through as it was. This determination was arrived at the more easily from the fact that ducks are migratory and .are not con sidered native of Montana, while the intent of the bill prepared by the as sociation was to protect native game. This they believe they have done, and with the new fish and game law, and the game warden bill, the men interested believe they have done a good work for the game of the state. "It is to be regretted," said a mem ber of the local association last night, "that the ducks are not protected under the new law as they were under the old, but it was an oversight, dis covered too late to be remedied. But the law passed protects fully the na tive game of the state, and that is what we were after. In two years we can get an amendment to the law protecting the ducks, and until then it is open shooting all of the time for ducks. As the ducks are migratory, and not native to Montana, while the oversight is to be regretted, it is not so serious as if some of our na tive game had been left unprotected." AND THERE ARE JAP8 ALSO. Two Japanese men have been ar rested upon information filed by K. Kabayashi, local manager of the Ori ental Trading company, charging them with residing in a bouse of ill fame. The men gave the names of G. Endo and S. Samjima, and were released on $25 cash bail. Their cases were set for this afternoon. The two men are alleged to have been living with the Japanese women arrested yester day. Wheat Quotations. By Associated Press: San Francisco. March 21.—Cash wheat, per cwt, $1. Chicago. March 21.—May wheat 76 3-8.