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Tonight and Saturday fair. Warmer tonight. - I. lispell Bee. V 5 O'CLOCK. N "A VOL. II, NO. 17. KALI8PELL, MONT., FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1901. FIVE CENT8. RIFLEMEN OUT AGAINST GREAT NORTHERN TRAIN A Complete Hold-Up of the Trans-Contin ental Near Malta, Montana. THEY SHOT TO KILL EVERYBODY Who Peeped Out to See What Was Going On and Succeeded in Landing a Few Bullets in Curious Passengers. Hit Only Three; One Seriously. Train No. 3 on the Great Northern was held up by train robbers between Exeter and Wagner, about 40 miles east of Havre Wednesday afternoon about 2 o'clock. The express car was wrecked with dynamite and two pass engers and a brakeman were shot, but none of them fatally. Number Three reached Kalispell about 6:30 a. m. Thursday and some of the coaches bore evidence of the fusilade of the highwaymen. The window sills of the tourist sleeper in two places had bul let holes through them, but the wreck ed express car had been left at Hav re. According to all accounts the ex ' press car presented a forlorn appear ance after the robbers had finished with it. The roof was split wide open and the sides and floor were shattered to atoms. Number Three was about six hours late Wednesday when she reached Mai ta. At this point a disreputable look ing individual whom the conductor took for a hobo, boarded the train. When the conductor attempted to col lect fare from this fellow, he pulled a gun, and the conductor passed him on. The robber then went forward and meantime the conductor had sig naled the engineer to stop. But just about the time he heard the signal, the engineer looked back over the tender and found himself gazing into th muzzle of a six-shooter in the hands of a determined looking individual, who told him to disregard the signal to stop and keep on going. This the engineer did without parley, and when a point about midway between Ex eter and Wagner had been reached, he was ordered to stop the train, which he did. When the train came to a stand still the lone robber was joined by two others. The engineer and fire man were ordered out of the cab, and two of the robbers took up their po sitions, one on each aide of the ex press car. From these points they undertook to prevent interference from the passengers. A travel ing auditor by the name of Nichols got off of the rear end of the Pullman to ascertain the reason for the delay, and was shot through the shoulder; a young lady named Gertrude Smith, who was playing cards in the tourist car, stuck her head out of the window to see what was going on, and her curiosity was rewarded with a bullet in the snoulder. The brakeman was the only one of the three seriously injured, and it is said that he will probably lose his arm. About this time the conductor came through the train and warned the passengers that the train was in the hands of robbers who would prob ably be after their valuables in a short time ,and there was a great scramble for concealment, but the robbers never molested the passen gers. This is probably accounted for by the fact that the holdup was wit nessed by a mounted cowboy, who was seen about 150 yards from the train. When the robbers espied him they turned their rifles in his direction and tore up the earth all around him, but he succeeded in getting away to Wag ner, where he gave th alarm and re turned with help shortly after the rob bers had decamped. After the passengers had been suffi ciently terrorized the robbers turned their attention to the express car. The messenger was ordered to open the door upon pain of being blown up, and he very sensibly did as he was told. He was ranged alongside the engineer and fireman. The leader of the gang then entered the ca* and placed a dy namite cartridge under the safe, but before setting it off, warned the passengers in the smoking car to move back, whicn they did without farther ado. The cartridges were then exploded, but it required three shots and the complete wreck of the express car, bfore the contents of the safe were made accessible. The wreck of the safe and express car completed, the robbers decamped, their horses having been tethered in a nearby thicket. Shortly after their de parture, and before the train proceed ed on its way, the cowboy who had witnessed the holdup and had such a narrow escape from the bullets of the robbers, returned ,armed with a Win chester, and stated that he had given the alarm and that posses were organ izing for the pursuit. He stated that his horse had been struck in the hip by one of the numerous shots fired at him by the robbers. The robbers went south along the Milk river. As the alarm was given promptly it is likely that they wilt have a hard time to escape. Those who were shot had their Mounds dressed at Havre, and Miss Smith was si. .I on the train when it reached Kalispell, bound for Everett, Wash.,, being accompanied by her mother. Miss Smith is about 18 years df age. She was asleep when the train reached here, (>ut it is un derstood that her wound is not a seri ous one. Joseph Johnson, of Milwaukee, Wis., bound for Seattle, was in the day coach at the time of the holdup and relates his experience as follows: The train had been delayed for sev eral hours by a washout," said Mr. Johnson, 'and after leaving Malta, a high rate of speed had just been at tained when we noticed the train be ginning to slow up and come to a stop near the bank of a river. I was with my wife at the time and stuck my head out of the window to see what caused the delay. "I did not have time to investigate matters very thoroughly, however, as a bunet whistled past in close prox imity to my head and I drew back in the car. "Shooting was quite general at the :ime and the majority of the passen gers thought it was a Fourth of July celebration. The conductor passed through the train and told the passen gers that it was a hold up and for them to stay in the cars. "The bandits had considerable trou ble in getting into the safe and three explosions were necessary. They had come prepared, however, as after they had gone away I noticed ^bout 20 pounds of the explosive left. The con tents of the safe were placed in a gunny sack and appeared quite heavy. "A cowboy rode across the prairie towards the train and was shot at by the outlaws. At the first shot he wheeled his horse and started awav, but the second shot struck the horse on the back, making a slight wound. The cov/boy went away but appeared again at the first station with two companions, all heavily armed. Thej struck the trail of the robbers and de clared themselves confident of run ning them down. Several windows in the smoking car were shattered by the force of the explosions and the sides of the cars are scarred by the bullets. "It was a neat job and had evidently been well planned. W. R. Compton of St. Paul who ar rived in Kalispell this morning, was on the train at the time of the hold-up. When seen at the West Hotel by a representative of the Bee Mr. Comp ton related his experience as follows: "The train had been delayed for several hours near Minot by a wash out and was making good time at the time the robbery occurred. After passing Exeter and within a short dis tance of Wagner the Milk river runs (Continued on Page 4.) 1 HEATED TERM IS UNABATED All Throughout the Eastern States the People ARE DYING LIKE SHEEP Anxiously Awaiting for the Break in the Hot Wave. The Weather Ar tists Are Busy. a a it Uy Associated Press* Chicago, II., July 5.—Four deaths from heat were reported up to noon today. By Associated Press: Washington, July 5.—A break in the hot wave has occurred in some portions of the country, but it is still very hot in most of the territory east of the rocky mountains. Relief has come in the lowlands and the tem perature is below the reasonable average there. In Boston it is four degrees below normal. The hot wave has disappeared in the extreme upper Mississippi and the middle and upper Missouri val leys and the Lake Superior region and northern Rocky mountain districts, wner heavy rains have sent the mer cury downwards. The seat of the hot wave is in the middle Atlantic states and in the middle Mississippi valley. No permanent relief is in sight although thunder storms are likely to occur at any time. Grand Rapids, Mich., July 5.—West ern Michigan was visited by a de structive cloudburst today, and dam age will amount to thousands of dol lars. Philadelphia, July 5.—Two deaths from heat and ten prostrations up to 10 o'clock this morning. AN ENGLISHMAN IS IN COMMAND OF THE Filipino Forces in the Mindoro Islands of the Philippine Group. By Associated Press: Manila, July 5.—Commissary Steward Sappelee, accused of compli city in the commissary frauds has been acquitted. A civilian clerk named Stockman has been sentenced to three years im prisonment. . j An Englishman named Howard, is in command of the Insurgent forces in Mindoro islands. They are estimat ed to number 600 men, including sev eral American deserters. CALLED THE POLICE TO DISPERSE STRIKERS Freight Handlers in East St. Louis are Having Trouble. By Associated Press: St. Louis, Mo., July 5.—Effort of striking freight handlers of East St. Louis to call out men in freight hous es on this side of the river today was only partially successful, less than hundred went out. It is stated, crowd of 200 strikers and sympathizers from east side who erased river were dis persed by police. McARTHUR COMING HOME. By Associated Press: Washington, July 5.—Transport Meade sailed from anila today with three officers and 140 enlisted men of Eighth battery, General MacArthur is passenger on vessel. He will stop at Nagasaki completing the trio to the United States on transport Sheri dian. Helena, July 5.—Two cloudbursts between Miles City and Wibaux yes terday caused floods that washed out five bridges and several dumps. Three work trains and 1,000 men are re pairing damage. But traffic cannot be resumed before 24 hours. OLD BOAT WINS. By Associated Press: * Bothsay, July 5. —In a fair trial to day in a smart breeze Shamrock I beat Shamrock II by over 200 yards in a three mile turn to windward. WHEAT QUOTATIONS. By Associated Press: Chicago, 111., July 6.-September wheat, per bu., 66 l-2c. THE BEST THEY COULD DO But the Cockneys Beat Them in the Finish THE PENNSYLVANIANS Row to Defeat in the Grand Challenge Cup Across the Deep Blue Water. By Associated Press: Henley, July 5.—To the disappoint ment of all Americans at Henley, the Leander rowing club crew th 1 « morn ing defeated the crew of the Universi ty of Pennsylvania in a final heat for the grand challenge cup. Leundevs won by a length in seven minutes four and four-fifth second. It was the best and most exciting timel ever seen at Henley. The cheering for the contestants as they struggled for the lead was terrific, Henley never before heard such wild applause as greeted the Pennsylvanians and the Leanders all the way down the course and cheering was delirious from par tisans of the Leanders as the latter's boat crossed the line at the finish ahead of the Pennsylvanians. COLORED BOYS GET IN WITH RAZORS AND CLUBS One of the Bad Fights of the Holiday. By Associated Press: Ironton, O., July 5.—At Fleetworj park yesterday John and Albert Slaughter white, were probably fa tally stabbed by Luther Page and Ab ney Owens, colored, and Chas. Mar tin and Riley Slaughters were beaten with clubs and the mother of the Slaughters was knocked down by Owens. The trouble occurred over the slapping of a white boy by a col ored man and it almost caused a race riot. The colored men were placed in jail. AROUSED SUSPICION BUT NO MAN WAS ARRESTED The 8an Francisco mint is Only $30, 000 Loser By Associated Press: San Francisco, July 5.—No arrests have been made in connection wHh the shortage of $30,000 in th-- mint and speculation as to real culprit is of varied sort so far. Government officials have not divulged their theo ries and if their suspicions nave cen tered on any one man they ire not yet prepared to place him unde r arrest. MARCU8 SEES MORE COAL. By Associated Press: Cleveland, O., July 5.—Senator Han na will leave this afternoon for New York. It is reported that he will hold conference with J. Pierpont Morgan relative to information of Big Soit Coal combine. RUSSIAN BANK FAIL8. By Associated Press: St. Petersburg, July 5.—In conse quence of failure of Kharkoff com mercial bank, commercial bank of Ekaterinosaff suspended payment to day. Its liabilities are 1,250,000 rou bles. CLOSING UP BU8INESS. By Associated Press: Washington; July 5.—The president and Secretary Cortelyou were busy to day closing up the odds and on 's of business prior to the departure of the presidential party for Canton, O. HEAT CAU8ED MURDER. By Associated Press: Des Moins, la., July 5.— F. A. Bracket, a retired farmer from Atlan tic, Iowa, killed his wife and then shot himself today. It is believed his mind was affected by heat. ANOTHER MILLION FOR SEATTLE dy Associated Press: Seattle, July 5.—The steamship Dol phin arlved from Skagway today with eighty paasengers and $800,000 in goid. DIFFERENT IN AMERICA. By Associated Press: Lelpsic, July 5.—Another director of Lelpsieger Bank Karl Felix Schaef fer. committed suicide today. I is OH SAY CAN YOU SEE RY THE UAWN'S EARLY Light ; Our Banner so Brilliantly Streaming With Bright Stars and Stripes THE GREATEST DAT IN MONTANA Was Everywhere Observed and the People Got Together and Enjoyed Themselves. Accidents Were Few but There Was a Popular Demonstration. for the for for as the fa the by in is Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 4.—The Fourth was cel ebrated here more enthusiastically tnan ever before. Beginning at sun rise with a morning salute the ob servance of the day in one way or an other continued throughout the day, and at night the most imposing il luminated parade in the history of Butte was witnessed. Bozeman. July 4.—The Fourth was celebrated in grand Btyle here. Gov ernor Toole, who was to have deliver ed the address of the day, was unable to be present, but the parade and ath letic sports and fireworks made up a great celebration and many nundreds of visitors from Livingston, Big Tim ber, and other towns were present. MOUNTAIN OF COAL. May Cause a Revolution in the Indus trial Affairs. A mountain of coal! That is what W. J. Clemans of Anatone, Wash., claims to have tapped, and he asserts that all that is now necessary to start unlimited quantities of the best lig nite coal moving out into the channels of trade and supplying the forges, foundries qnd factories of the Inland empöre and the Pacific northwest is capital to provide machinery and transportation facilities. This coal is situated in a spur of the Blue mountains, in Asotin county, Washington, a distance of 12 miles from the town of Anatone and 16 miles from the mouth of the Grand Ronde river, where it empties into the Snake. The vein, which is claim ed to be one of the largest ever dis covered, runs into the mountain from a table land at an altitude of about 1,800 feet above sea level. The discovery of this great deposit of fuel was made over a year ago and since that time the land has been se cured by a number of men living in that vicinity and the work has been carried on quietly but steadily until the promoters have now the undisput ed control of 3,000 acres of land and are ready to have their find known to I he world. The individuals who have been carrying on the work and have the property now under their control are W. J. Clemans, J. E. Bradley, Ber ry Clemans of Anatone, Wash., and Newton Hibbs, Harry Dowd, Ed Per sey, Peter Davis, Roger Morris ana Charles Baker, all of Lewiston, Idaho In speaking to a Spokane Chronicle reporter Mr. Clemans said: "We have discovered a coal field within 160 miles of Spokane which is bound to revolutionize the industries of this section of the country and make possible operations which have heretofore been without the range of possibility. All that is necessary now is to get transportation facilities and enough capital to work the mines we have started. "After a year's work on the property we are convinced beyond the possibili ty of a doubt that we have one of the largest, if not the largest vein of lig nite coal ever discovered. It is a blan ket ledge at least 30 feet in depth, ex tends two and one-half miles along the mountain side to our certain knowledge, and we have tunneled into the mountain through solid coal for a distance of 215 feet and have reached no indications of the other wall of the ledge. I know of no other vein of lig nite coal which can compare with that in size. "As far as the quality of the fuel is concerned, I believe that it is as good as any discovered in this part of the country. Prof. Russell h&B visited our property, made tests of the coal, and has pronounced it a very good quali ty. I am informed by reliable parties that the quality is practically the same as that found at Red Lodge, il of Billings, Mont., July 4.—Delightful weather favored the grand observance of the Fourth at this place. There was a magnificent procession of floats, the reading of the Declaration of Inde pendence, athletic sports and at night a great display of fireworks. During the games a Miss Reynolds was acci dentally struck by a discus, but her In juries are not serious. a Missoula. Mont., July 4.—This has been a red letter day for Missoula. Never before was seen in this city such a crowd as that assembled from surrounding towns to celebrate the Glorious Fourth, which was observed in an enthusiastic manner by thous ands of visitors besides all the inhabi tants of Missoula. Mont., from which mine shipments of several cars are being made daily. "We have been at work for over a year now and have taken out consid erable coal. It is the clear article and burns well. The quality is get ting better as we get farther into the iedge, and it is thought by experts .hat we will get into cannel coal final ly, which will, of course, be a greater find than ever. The product which we have already taken out is used by .he ranchers in the vicinity of t.ie mine, and the blacksmiths of that country use nothing else, and claim that they can make the hottest lire with it of anything they ever used." "What are your intentions as to the development of the property," was one of the questions asked the mine own er. "Well, our plans are a little imma ture, just at present," replied Mr. Clemans. "We have spent over $2,001) in prospecting and in carrying on the work as far as we have proceeded. We now have four men employed who put in all their time developing the mine, and we expect to keep them at it for some time longer at least. Just what we will do depends on circumstances. We are satisfied that we have a coal field that will mean untold good for this section of the country, and wo want to see it developed. Capital is what we need now, and when we get that interested in the proposition the people in this part of the northwest will have no need to send across the mountains or over into British Colum bia for their coal. Spokane con then have the smelter she is entitled to and get the fuel for it at a low cost from the mines close at hand. "The ten men who control the 3,000 acres which make up the property, and of whom I am one, are one and all in favor of pushing the development of •.he mine as fast as possible, and that is what we are now working at. Our success remains to be seen." WITH THE STRIKERS. By Associated Press: Pittsburg, Pa., July 5.—There seems to be no change in the steel Btrike sit uation. Denver, Colo., July 5.—The situa tion at the Smuggler Union mine at Telluride is reported unchanged this morning the miners being still in pos session of the property. ARGENTINE CONFEDERATION. By Associated Press: New York, July 5.—The Western Union Telegraph company is advised that the Argentine congress has de clared Buenos Ayres in a state of siege for six months and has establish ed censorship on all messages thereto. PERIL8 OF 8TAGING. By Associated Press: Tillamook, Ore., July 5.—By the overturning of the stage yesterday D. S. Strowbridge of Fresno, Cal., was instantly killed and also his brother, R. M. Strowbridge.