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Tonight und Friday generally fair. The TsMlispell Bee. 5 O'CLOCK. A VOL II, NO. 22. KALISPELL, MONT., THUR8DAY, JULY 11, 1901. FIVE CENT3. HAVE THEM SURROUNDED Or Think They Have on .„j Peeples Creek SEVEN MEN ON GUARD And Sheriff Griffith is on the Way With Forty More to Take the Train Robben. */ Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, July 11.—Reports have reached here that the Great Northern express robbers have been surround ed on Peeple's creek south pf the Lit tle Rockies, with seven men guarding f < them awaiting the arrival of Sheritf , Griffiths, who will leave Malta with a posse of forty men this afternoon. Sheriff Benner of Great Falls has also organized a posse to assist Griffith. They left Great Falls this morning. STILL MANY WITNESSES TO BE EXAMINED The Trial of McArthur at Deer Lodge ♦ Drags Along. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Deer Lodge, July 11.—Trial of Mc Arthur for murder of Oliver Dotson was resumed this morning before Judge Clements of Helena and a jury * Judge Napton retired from case ye s terday afternoon on account of seri ous illness. Great deal of evidence was introduced by Btate, but when court adjourned over night there yet remained 35 witnesses to be examin ed by the state. Today's testimony chiefly directed to question of gen uineness of signature of Oliver Dot son to alleged will and to facts apper taining to conspiracy in penitentiary between the younger Dotson. McAr thur and Persinger to kill the old man. THE RES0LU1I0N WAS OVERWHELMINGLY BEATEN * Ohio Democrats Refuse to Further En t dorse Bryan. By Associated Press: Columbus, O., July 11.—After the reading of the platform, W. L. Finley offered a substitute for the preamble i reaffirming the Chicago platform and expressing continued confidence in W. J. Brayn. The motion was over whelmingly defeated. When the reso lutions were adopted there were three cheers for Tom Johnson. Colonel James Kilbourne, of Columbus, was * nominated for governor by acclama tion. Anthony HowellB, of Massillon, was nominated for lieutenant gover nor. BUTTE POLICEMEN WANT EIGHT HOURS Think They Should be Included in the Recent Ordinance. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 11.—Members of the po lice force tonight presented petiton to city council praying that they may be beneficiaries with the other em ployes of the city of the recent ordi nance prescribing an 8 hour day. The petition was referred to judiciary committee. HEALEY KEEP8 MUM. 7 - If He Knows Where Dempsey is He Won't Tell. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 11.—'Pat Healey was brought into court today for trial, but t u e state being unprepared the case was continued until next Tuesday. Healey is thought to know something of the whereabouts of Dempsey, but thus far has maintained silence on that point. WHEAT QUOTATIONS. By Associated Press: San Francisco, Cal., July 11.—Cash wheat, per cwt, 95 cents. Chicago, 111., July 11.—September wheat, per bu., 65 5-8c. A MONTANA CLOUDDORST Plays Havoc Around Wickes and Corbin TRACKS WASHED OUT And the Gulch is Piled High With Debris. Wave Was Six Feet Deep and 200 Feet Wide. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Helena, July 11.—Debris is piled everywhere in the gulch In which are located Wickes and Corlin. Great damage to property was done by a torrent of water which poured down the narrow valley after a cloud burst Tuesday night. A wave six feet high and 200 feet wide swept down the gulch and practically demolished the Northern Pacific tracks and bridges. No lives were lost. TRAINS WILL BE RUN NING NOVEMBER FIRST Work on the Ruby Valley Railroad is Commenced. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Sheridan, Mont., July 11.—Work on the extension of the Ruby valley rail froad from Twin Bridges toward Vh ginia City was begun today. Parsons, Winters and Boomer, contractors, ex pect to have the grade finished within three months. The distance from Twin Bridges to the mouth of Alder gulch is 20 miles and trains will be running into Sheridan November first. MONTANA PIONEER WOMAN IS IN GOOD HANDS Calamity Jane Will Have a Home in New York. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Livtngston, Mont., July 11.—Mrs. Josephine Winfield Drake, a noted newspaper writer, who has been in quest of "Calamity Jane," the famous Montana pioneer, found the object of her search today in a hovel on the banks of the Yellowstone river, near Horr, and will tomorrow take her to Buffalo, N. Y., where Mrs. Drake will provide a home for her declining years. BRIDGE GAVE WAY WITH TRAIN ON IT And Five Italian Laborers Were Caught in the Wreck. By Associated Press: Cleveland, O., July 11.—Nine men were killed as a result of the col lapse of a bridge at Springfield, Pa., today, while a freight train was pass ing over the structure. The bridge was being repaired. When the loco motive and cars went down a gang of Italian laborers working under the bridge were caught beneath the wreck. ARRAIGNED FOR PRELEMINARY. Charles P. Green It Charged With Embezzlement. Special Dispatch to the Bee: t Butte, July 11.—Charles P. Green, was arraigned before Judge Nelson today for preliminary hearing on a charge of embezzling $600 from J. H. Leyson while in the latter's employ as cashier and bookkeeper. The ex amination will be continued tomor row. HEART TROUBLE CAUSED IT. By Associated Press: Spokane. July 11.—Robert H. Gree ley, secretary of the Spokane cham ber of commerce was found dead in his room this morning. It is believed death resulted from heart trouble. FUNERAL 8ERVICE8. By Associated Press: Scsillenghuret, Germany, July 11.— Funeral services over the remains of Prince von Hohenlohe took place to day. 1 Subscribe for the Dally Bee. WAS A VERY CLUSE RACE Columbia Won With Others Close Behind SEVEN MINUTES TART The Boston Boat Made Her Best Showing so Far—There Was a Stiff Breeze. By Associated Press: Bateman's Point, R. I., July 11.— The third and final race of the serieB between the Constitution, Columbia and Independence was started today. The yachts sailed a fifteen mile wind ward and leeward race. Wind at starting time was blowing good 8 knot breeze, starting was as follows: Independence 12:25:08, Columbia 12: 2o:20, Constitution 12:25:43. At 1:45 Columbia was first, Independence sec ond and Constitution third. Boats were very close together. Approaching windward mark Col umbia was leading, Constitution sec ond, Independence third, having pass ed the old champion by a remarkable burst of speed. The three boats finished within seven minutes of each other. Colum bia first. Constitution second, and In dependence third. BRIDGE GAVE WAY WITH TRAIN ON IT On the Chicago A Alton Near Nor ton, Mo. By Associated Press: Kansas City, July 11.—Up to 1U o'clock this morning two more vic tims of yesterday's collision near Norton, Mo., had succumbed to in juries, making the total dead twenty. Mrs. J. D. Adsit of Hoopeston, 111., and Mrs. Hilda Hayslip of Chicago, died this morning. Leslie F. Coble son, of Paw Paw, Mich., Miss Lot tie Stills of Hornesville, N. Y., and Mrs. C. W. Snyder, Jasper, 111., are in a precarious condition. THE LAWLESS MAYOR OF EVANSTON, IND. Orders the Hose Turned on Dowieits. Several Injured. By Associated Press: Chicago, 111., July 11.—The follow ers of John Alexander Dowie at tempted to hold another meeting at Evanston last night and were rough ly handled. They were drenched with a stream of water from the lire en gine and driven in disorder from the town. The fire engine attack was or dered by the mayor. Several of the crowd were injured. WASHINGTON LAWYER8. Meet in Annual Convention. Dele gatee to Denver. By Associated Press: Spokane, Wash., July 11.—The Washington State Bar association has chosen Ellensburg for the next place of meeting, August 1902. Aus tin Mines, Ellensburg, elected presi dent, Judge Hanford, Seattle, F. T. Post, Spokane, and C. A. Murray, Ta coma, delegates to American Bar as sociation meetings at Denver. TOP PRICE SO FAR. Billings Man Gets 13 1-8 Cents For His Wool. By Associated Press: Billings, July 11.—The top price of the season for wool was 13 1-8 cents paid today by Bach, Becker & Co. to M. F. Trask for 34,000 pounds. But little other business was transacted on the exchange today. THURBER 18 BANKRUPT. By Associated Press: New York, July 11.—Francis B. Thurber has filed a petition in bank ruptcy with liabilities of $305,061, nominal assetB, $876,414. TOBIN BOUND OVER. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 11.—Edwin Tobin was arraigned today on charge of mur dering Henry Foster and bound over to the diatrict court H DYNAMITE EXPLOSION At the Grant Smelter in Den ver, Colorado KILLS TWO WORKMEN And Very Seriously Injures Five More— Bodies Shrewn to the Four Winds. By Associated Press: Denver, Colo., July 11.—A maga zine of dynamite near the Grant smel ter exploded this morning killing two men and injuring several others. The dead are Domenico Merto, and Tony West. The two men were in the mag azine when the explosion occurred. They were blown to atoms and frag ments of their bodies were strewn over the prairies for hundreds of yards. A PECULIAR AND HORRIBLE ACCIDENT Workmen Had Flesh Stripped From 8heir Arms. By Associated Press: Kokomo, Ind., July 11.—Breaking glass at the plate glass works here in flicted horrible injuries on five of the ten men who were carrying a sheet upright from the annealing oven to the grinding table. The plate weigh ing 2,200 pounds, broke and came showering down upon the workmen. The victims scalps were bad ly cut and the flesh was scraped from the boues of their shoulders and arniB. All five will lose their armB if not their lives. THE BANK IS PAYING EVERYBODY Run on a Cleveland Institution With Deposits of Two Millions. By Associated Press: Cleveland, O., July 11.—A run on the United Banking and Savings Co., which began yesterday was continued today. All demands were promptly met and the officials declared they were prepared for any emergency. The capital stock of the bank is $100,000. The deposits amount to nearly two million. INDIANS BEFORE JUDGE. The Red Men Wanted Sailing Order to Navigate. Nine Chippewa Indians, headed by Chief Tony Man, called on Judge Me Clernan today and asked for some thing in writing that would entitle them to enter the state of Idaho with out fighting their way. Chief Toney Man, whose name was Rocky Boy be fore he became the boss of the party, acted as spokesman. He led the red men into the room and by a series of gesticulations gave the judge to un derstand that his followers were not after the scalp of any one or would they attempt to prove that the vein of the garbage dump apexed within the lines of their camp. He wanted to taik Injun to the judge, but the judge told him he was not a savage. In his own way he gave the court to understand that the other Indians with whom his party had been brows ing were a lot of dirty scrubs, whose ambition soared no higher than the ac cumulation of a jag or the contents of a swill barrel In an alley. He and his braves wanted to tear ^themselves away from them, he said, and go to a land where the picking was aneged to be better and there were not so many to do the picking. The judge gave Rocky Boy a pass port for himBelf and his followers, and the features of the party relaxed un til they resembled the absence of a slice from nine watermelons. Then with an exclamation of "him heap big man" they drew their blankets about them and faded.—Inter-Mountain. A FIFTEEN THOUSAND RACE. By Associated Press: New York, July 11.—A match for $15,000 hu been arranged between Joe Patchen and Anaconda to take place Auguat 12. BACK FROM THE CHASE Standard Correspondent and Artist Return Home WERE WITH THE POSSE Public Sentiment in Malta In Sympathy With the Robben— Little Hope of Capture. On the Great Northern train which arrived from the east last night came a Standard artist and a Standard cor respondent, direct from the scene of the train robbery near Malta and I he chase of the robbers. They wenc out immediately after the robbery with in structions to get the news of the chase. After following the trail of the robbers until it was lost and after de termining that the pursuit by the posse was not likely to result in a cap ture, they returned. a! 1 the news that has been received from the chase has come from these Standard men and the reports they took and sent to Malta for transmis sion by telegraph to the Standard. The railroad people and the authorities have had to depend on them entirely for news. No other newspaper had a correspondent in the field or made an attempt to secure the news from first hands. At the time the Standard corres pondents left the field the posse was working along the Missouri river, mo;, than 100 miles from a telegraph wire, and doubtless it will be several days before any more news is heard from it unless some members return. Besides this posse, however, men are working up from the Yellowstone in the hope of intercepting the fugitives, but the latter know the country so well and doubtless made their preparations in advance with such care that a capture in that country is hardly probable. The men who are chiefly interested in the capture of the highwaymen are gradually settling down to the opin ion that they will not be taken until they are picked up perhaps months hence, when they strike some city. There are a number of reasons why the men were not taken before they had such a long start. One is that all difficulties were thrown in the way of gathering a properly equipped pos se. Malta is a town a large proportion of whose population is either in sym pathy with the robbers or at least not in sympathy with the chase. The loose element, which contains some men who oulcl have been admirable material for a posse, shows its sym pathy for the robbers, not openly but by cursing the Great Northern and the posse. "Why,' say these men, "I would not be seen dead riding with that bunch of sheepherders that is out with the sheriff." On the other hand, there are more substantial men in the viclni.y, who own many horses, and who could have gone themselves or who could have sent good men, who declare that it isn't their business to look af ter the Great Northern robbers. They carefully abstain from lending any assistance to the posse, yet when last Friday night Smith & Trafton's horse herd of 300 head were run off by high waymen ail these men rallied and put a first-class posse in the field. It was successful in recovering every horse that had been run oft. But when ihe posses to chase the train robbers were being organized t he best horses and the best men were not to be had. The justice of the peace at Malta rounded up a bunch of good horses to await the coming of tne under sheriff and his men from Glasgow, but while waiting someone ran the herd off. The result was the under sheriff's outfit did not get out until midnight, and then it went poor ly mounted. The sheriff and hlB four men start ed quicker, but also were mounted poorly, two of the horses being work stock. One of the four men was sim ply paid guide wno had no interest in the chase. Some owners of horses ab solutely refused to let their animals be taken. All this explains why the robbers got a start. The Standard men in the field took the pains to trace accurate ly the route taken by the rubbers, and it develops that the three men made remarkable time. It has been proven that they covered about 30 miles in a little more than two hours. After crossing the river from the GUILTY OF CONTEMPT A Pennsylvania Judge Decides Against the Strikers ARE HEAVILY FINED And Sentenced to Thirty Days in Jail They Violated a Strike Injunction. By Associated Press: York, Pa., July 11.—Today Judge Stewart rendered an opinion in the contempt case growing out of the molders strike in which Geo. W. Test., John P. Frey and Howard Wilmer were adjudged guilty of contempt of court in violating the court's injunc tion restraining them from picketing and otherwise interfering with the York Manufacturing Co. Test and Frey were sentenced to pay fines of $250 and costs, and undergo impris onment for thirty days and Wilmer was fined $25. train, the three robbers mounted their horses and struck out southeast over the rolling ridge of the prairie. They had one led horse, the four horses be ing respectively a bucskin, a bay, a brown and a gray. They passed two sheepherders on the way, but at some little distance, and, passing what is known as Alkali—an alkali basin— they struck into the road from Malta to Landusky about 14 miles south of Malta. They followed that road to the 50,000 acre ranch of Senator Phillips, 25 miles south of Malta, and passed it half a mile from the ranch house. Near there they met Bill Jackson and there the incident reported by Jackson took place. He says "Kid" Curry was one of the three, and recognizing him, called out, "Hullo, Bill, If anybody asks tell them we are going south." A mile and a half further on, the hog ranch owned by Jack Ellis was passed. The men were then ruling hard. Ellis and his wife, who saw them, say they and their horses were uusty and covered with perspiration. The men called to Ellis and repeated what they had told Jackson. "Tell them that we are going south." This was the last seen of the rob bers. The posse went on to the Circle C. outfit, about 15 miles further on, and then struck out for the Missouri, but at last reports had no trace of the men. The older men in the country think that the robbers instead of fol lowing the course taken by the posse, went east of the Circle C outfit and got into the rough and inaccessible country beyond that is known as the Big Warm. There has been some criticism of Sheriff Griffith's conduct on the train at the time of the robbery. It is not justified. The sheriff was seated in n car with his wife when the train was stopped. He put his head out of the window, saw the man supposed to be Jones with a gun near the engine and fired twice at the man. The latter wheeled and fired his rifle at the sher iff. The hall crashed into the window sill beside the sheriff's head. A re volver is not a match for a rifle, so the sheriff drew back. The railroad and express people have the utmost confi dence in the sheriff and believe that ho has done and will do all in his power to bring the criminals to justice. The fireman on the train is coming in for a deal of good-natured joshing at the hands of his friends for the part he played in the robbery. He was compelled to assist the dynamite expert in blowing up the safe, had lo carry the hags of dynamite, assist in placing it and make hi nisei i generally useful. "I learned a lot about the busi ness," he sayB, "and I could be a pret ty good train robber myself." The railroad men on the division have dubbed him the train robber.—Ana conda Standard. DEAD MAN'S SHOES. Governor Fill« Vacancy Caused By Senator Kyle's Keath. By Associated Press: Pierre, S. D., July 11.—Governor Herrled today appointed A. B. Kitt ridge of Sioux Falls senator to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sen ator Kyle. HOT IN ST. LOUIS. By Associated Press: SL Louis, July 11.—One death and several proaertations from heat were reported up to noon today.