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Fair tonight and Tuesday. The i Bee V. 5 O'CLOCK. N \ VOL. II, NO. 25. KALI8PELL, MONT., MONÖAY, JULY 15, 1901. FIVE CENT8. A FIRE AT GREGSON Destroys the Big Hotel and Its Contents ARE A TOTAL LOSS Nobody Injured—Lou Estimated at $50, 000 With Insurance at $ 12 ^) 00 , Special Dispatch to the Bee: Gregson Springs, Mont., July 15.— The big hotel here burned to the ground yesterday afternoon. The building is completely destroyed to gether with most of its contents and furnishings. Mr. Con Hayes, propri etor, places the loss at $50,000, insur ance about $12,000. The Are started in the rear kitchen shed and the flames had eaten through the roof be fore discovered. No facilities for fire fighting were to be had here and the building burned, but the guests, about 25 in number all escaped with out injuries. Besides the building which contained 52 rooms, the laun dry house, the bar room, store room, and all plunges and bathrooms were also destroyed, making a clean sweep, except an adjoining dwelling house. BRAGGED HALE A MILE AT THE ROPE'S END Fearful Experience of a Custer Coun ty Man. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Miles City, July 15.—Will H. Hyde a raiser of high grade cattle, was nearly killed a day or tw,o ago by be ing dragged nearly half a mile by a horse which he had roped. The ani mal had escaped from the corral with a noose around its neck. The rope caught Mr. Hyde and had not the noose Anally strangled the horse by the weight of Mr. Hyde's body, the latter must have met a horrible death. Mr Hyde's injuries are seri ous, but not fatal. NORTHERN PACIFIC TRAINS DELAYED BY WASHOUTS In the Eastern Part of Montana— Bridges and Tracks Gone. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Miles City, July 15.—Trains on the Northern Pacific are delayed by washouts and in places the track is covered with sand and gravel. One washout west of Tusler station, 10 miles east of Miles City, 80 feet of track is undermined. A 50-foot bridge near there also reported swept away. At Shiley, about 20 miles east of Miles City, the track was head over with sand and gravel. THE MACHINISTS ARE RETURNING TO WORK Wilmington and Cincinnati Shops Re sume Operations. By Associated Press: Cincinnati, O., July 15.—The ma chinists strike was practically ended today by the return of more than 2,000 workmen in the various shops. Wilmington, Del., July 15.—The striking machinists to the number of 110 returned to work this morning at an advance in wages. ADD MACHINISTS New York, July 15.—The strike of the machinists in Newark, N. J., came to an end today. CONFIRMED BY KITCHENER. By Associated Press: London, July 15.—Lord Kitchener confirms the report of capture of the wife of Acting President Schalkburg er and says the prisoner has been brought into Pretoria. WHEAT QUOTATIONS. By Associated Press: San Francisco, Cal,. July 15.—Cash wheat, per cwt., 96 l-4c. Chicago, 111., July 15.—September wheat, per bushel, 66 5-8c. Subscribe For the Bss EJECTED FROM THE HOTEL Captain Strong and Lady Francis Hope ORDERED TO "GIT" Scandalous Conduct of Strong and Lady Hope. Formerly May Yohe, Variety Actress. As published i n the Bee of Satur day, Captain Strong's resignation from the United States army has not yet been accepted by Secretary Root, in order, it is said, that Strong's re ported escapade with Lady Francis Hope may be investigated by the war department. The particulars of the escapade at San Francisco are relat ed as follows: Social circles are much wrought up over the escapade of Captain Putnam Bradlee Strong, son oi the former mayor of New York city. Captain Strong, under orders for the Philippines, has been staying here for several days at a fashionable hotel with Lady Francis Hope, formerly May Yohe, the actress. Captain Strong is registered at the Palace hotel under his real name, but at the Calofirnia hotel he registered as H. L. Hastings and wife. The "wife" was the former actress, whom he brought out here from New York and expected to take with him to the Philippines. Capt. Strong evidently thought he had artfully concealed his identity, but reporters discovered his companion was Lady Francis Hope, because she wore some of the famous Hope jewels at a dinner in the Palace grill room. Strong at first denied his identity, when run down late last night, but he finally admitted it and early this morning California hotel people re quested him and the actress to leave the hotel. They departed with Strong's negro valet and twelve large trunks. Lady Hope is scheduled to sail on the Nippon Maru on Wednes day. Captain Strong was scheduled to sail on the transport Grant on Tees day, but since the publicity of his es capade with May Yohe he has decid ed to leave the United States army. His resignation has been sent to Washington by telegraph. The re port now is that he and May Yohe will go to Japan together on the Steamer Nippon Maru. When the assistant manager of the California discovered the imposition that has been practiced upon him by the pseudo Mr. and Mrs. Hastings, who had registered on Juiy 4, he sent up a messenger demanding the pres ence of the captain in his private office. "What do you mean by awakening me so early?" angrily asked the cap tain It was a little alter 7 o'clock. "You are wanted by Mr. Wrenn." "Tell him I cannot come I'll send down my valet." The messenger returned to Mr. Wrenn with the captain's reply, but was soon at the door again with the imperative message: ' "Mr. Wrer.n says he does not want to see your valet, and you will please come down at once." The captain slipped into his cloths and went down stairs and hinted at proceedings. "You will leave here at 8:30, and if you are here after that time your bill will be $50 an hour," said Mr. Wrenn. "You don't mean that?" ejaculated the captain. "Yes, $50 an hour; you have my warning." "But, my dear sir, we have twelve trunks—twelve trunks—and can we pack twelve trunks by 8:30?" "It gives you three-quarters of an hour. I give you that much time sim ply because you have twelve trunks." Captain Strong went up to his apartments and shortly afterward there came a ring for the bellboy. "Get us some breakfast—just some eggs, coffee and toast, some chops, and, look here—be quick." The room was in a frenzy of dis order. Lady Francis Hope was throw ing all manner of wearing apparrel pell-mell into trunks. Back came the boy. "The management says you ain't going to get no breakfast," said he. "The scoundrels!" ejaculated the captain. At 8 o'clock the last trunk was out LABOR AND CAPITAL READY FOR THE FRAY The Great Steel Corporation and Its Em ployes Disagree A CREAT STRIKE IS IH PROSPECT Employes of Various Branches of the Trust Have Very Gen erally Obeyed the Order to Quit Work. No Settlement in Sight. By Associated Press: Pittsburg, Pa., July 15.—The strike of the members of the Amalgamated association, employed in the tin plate, sheet iron and hoop mills, which was ordered Saturday night, is the result of a disagreement between the conferees of the United States steel corporation and the Amalgamated as sociation and was generally observed today. Cincinnati, O., July 15.—At Cam bridge, Ohio, 800 men of the tin plate works are not working. Chicago, July 15.—Members of the Iron Moulders' union went on strike today. Pittsburg, Pa., July 15.—Four thous and five hundred employes of the National Tube company at McKees port wer notified today of the volun tary advance in wages of ten per cent. The men are not organized but the Amalgamated association was making efforts to induce them to join the union. Youngstown, O., July 15.—Not a wheel was turned this morning in any of the plants of the American Sheet steel company or the American Steel Hoop company. Niles, O., July 15.—The 800 men em ployed by the American Tin Plate company here did not report for work today. Anderson, Ind., July 15.—The Tin plate mills here were closed this morning and 500 men are idle. Cleveland, O., July 15.—Between four and five hundred men employed at the Crescent and Plate mills obey ed the strike order today. After a three days' session the con ference between the representatives of the American Sheet Steel, American, Steel Hoop and American Tin Plate companies, subsidiary companies of of the hotel. Captain Strong and Lady Francis Hope, the latter heavily veiled, left the hotel before the hour demanded. The expressman's wagon made a circuit of the many streets and finally stopped at a transient rooming house. Captain Strong was in San Francis co when the first volunteers went to the Philippines and he served on the staff of General Wesley Merritt as as sistant adjutant general. He was reported to be engaged to the late Princes Kaiulani during the short stop that the transport made at Hon olulu and reports also come of his conquests at Manila among the fair sex. May Yohe some time ago quar relled with Lord Francis Hope in New York and he left in a rage for London, where he is now. If he has any desire for divorce the escapade of his wife with Captain Strong may fur nish him material. By Associated Press: Washington, July 15.—Secretary Root has directed the war depart ment to acept the resignation of Cap tain Strong to take effect immediate ly. He will not sail for Manila on the transport Grant tomorrow. The ac ceptance of his resignation precludes any action by military authorities against Captain Strong. RICH PIECE OF RIBBON QUARTZ. Finest Ever Found on West Fisher, Struck by Bergstrom. Some of the richest ore which has ever been brought out of the Libby district was brought down from the West Fisher by Pete Bergstrom. It* was a piece of ribbon quartz from the Ida claim, which is owned by Mr. Bergstrom and one side of it was al most solid gold. It would weigh probably about ten pounds and was valued at about $50. This claim is in Fourth of Juiy gulch in the West Fisher district and the United States Steel corporation, and the general executive board of the Amalgamated asociation of Iron ar.d Steel and Tin workers, adjourned fi nally Saturday evening without hav ing reached an agreement. In less than half an hour later President Shaffer, of the Amalgamat ed association, had wired the follow ing order to all Amalgamated lodges in the tin plate, steel hoop and sheet steel mills of the country: "Notify your men that the mil is on a strike." For the present only three compa nies named will be affected, but later all the men in the employ of the Fed eral Steel company, National Steel and National Tube company may be called ont if it is decided to resort to extreme measures to win. At the start it is estimated that 35,000 skill ed workmen, 30,000 unskilled and in directly many thousands more will be affected. After the adjournment of the con ference this statement was given out by the officials of the three compa nies interested: "The conference be tween the Amalgamated association and the Shet, Hoop and Tin Plate companies failed to some to an. agree ment because the Amalgamated asso ciation did not recede from its origin al position, which was that the three companies interested should sign for all their mills without regard as to whether these mills in the past be longed to the Amalgamated associa tion or not. The manufacturers did not refuse their rights to organize, but having many men in the mills not in the Amalgamated association, who did not want to become association men, claimed they must respect these men in their wishes as well as those who are members of the association. just above the property owned by Messrs. Clark and Faust, which has recently been acquired by an Illinois mining company. The ledge is about three feet in width and has been un covered for a considerable distance. It is considered a promising property and development work will probably be continued on it for some time. This piece of ore is probably the finest which has ever been found in the district and created quite a little excitement in Libby when it was brought down. Mr. Bergstrom was offered $50 for it by A. B. Johnston, but the offer was refused. Mr. John ston then gave a guarantee that he would be responsible for the piece of ore and left for the east this after noon to be gone some time in the interests of some of his property, taking it with him as an indication of what the district is capable of pro ducing. GAMBLING CASES GO OVER. East Helena Slot Machine Men Wait McConnell's Return. D. T. O'Shea and Daniel Murd, who run saloons at East Helena and who were arrested Thursday evening on the charge of conducting a gambling game, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Justice of the Peace Terrance O'Donnell. They were released from custody on a bail of $125 furnished on their own recognizance. Their case was continued until the return of County Attorney Odell W. McConnell. Charles Rystrom, the man who made the complaint to the attorney general, said that Hurd and OShea ran nickel-in-the-slot ma chines. CRITICALLY ILL. By Associated Press: Decatur, July 15.—Chauncey Pow ers, of Decatur, who went to Europe with a team of American trap shoot ers is critically ill in London. PRICES WEHT TO PIECES Wall Street Feels the Effect of the Strike THE SAME IN LONDON American Stocks Suffered Heavy Declines Across the Pond—Wall Street Prices Demoralized. By Associated Press - New York, July 15.—The heavy de clines in American stocks in London before the opening on Wall Street, here foreshadowed the effect here of the strike of the steel workers. The market here opened demoralized and prices were smashed all around. A STEEP HILL. Was Encountered By Engineer Mc Henry. Edwin H. McHenry, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific, and receiver for the old Northern Pacific railroad company during the period of reorgan ization in 1895-96, has resigned to take effect September 1. The resigna tion does not surprise those who have closely followed the affairs of the Northern Pacific, and the influences which have been guiding its affairs during the last few months. When asked today if the report of his resignation was true. Mr. McHen ry repliey in the affirmative. Asked as to the causes for his action. Mr. McHenry replied in terms worthy of a diplomat. Said he: O......................O : I have not resigned because : : I need rest or am in ill health. : : Neither have I resigned to : : take a better position, or be- : : cause I was asked to resign. : : 1 resigned because—well, be- : : cause in trying to figure out : : the problem of grade reduc- : : fions, 1 found a "Hill" which : : could not be overcome. : O......................O The inference is plain, although Mr. McHenry declined to elaborate his remark by further explanation. His friends, however, are pretty well informed as to the situation. The result of James J. Hill's influ ence in Northern Pacific affairs lias been seen in so many instances as to give the present one an easy explana tion. On the resignation of Vice Pres ident and General Manager J. W. Ken drick it was generally supposed that Mr. McHenry would he advanced to the position of general manager, hut this pian, it is understood, was thwart ed by Mr. Hill, who had his own can didate. Mr. McHenry, in point of seniority and length of service, was generally considered the logic al successor of Mr. Kendrick, and when it turned out. otherwise, it was generally admitted that Mr. Hill's influence was more far reaching than generally supposed. If Mr. Hill's influence is stronger than that of the chief executive of the company, it would surprise no one if in time the current rumors of Mr. Mellen's resignation were verified. Chief Engineer McHenry has been connected with the Northern Pacific for seventeen years. During that time he has risen through the force of his own indomitable energy and mark ed ability. In 1883 he entered the service of the company as a Tollman in a crew of surveyors. He was soon promoted to the position of leveler, tuen became in turn transit man, resi dent engineer, assistant engineer, principal assistant engineer and chief engineer. He was chief engineer when the old Northern Pacific went to the wall. Mr. McHenry was chosen receiver and filled the position of trust with fidelity and ability. On the re organization of the roall he was again made chief engineer, which position he has held since. Mr. McHenry says that ne has no plans sufficiently developed to speak of. He is the owner of a number of valuable patents, and has business in terests to which he can turn his at tention.—Minneapolis Journal. WILL ACCEPT ONLY CASH. New Rule as to Payment for Inter nal Revenue Stamps. Notice has been served on Internal Revenue Collector E. H. Callister by Vice President A. L. Smith of the Na THE HEAT UNABATED In Kansas, Nebraska and Mis souri TEMPORARY RELIEF From Intermittent Thunder Showers; but They Result in No Material Good. By Associated Press: Topeka, Kas., July 15.—There was a slight rain east of Topeka this morning, the temperature was 95 at noon with a slight breeze, and clouds. The rain fell for an hour this morning at Neosha Rapids, Clare and Gardi ner. ansas City, July 15.—There is not much change in temperature in sight for the southwest. Light showers last night at Springfield and Lamar. Mo., and at Manhattan, Kansas, serv ed to cool the atmosphere for a few minutes, but resulted in no material good. Omaha, July 15.—A light rain is re por ed at Lincoln. Ashland and Free mont. Thunderstorms in eastern South Dakota. The indications are that the relief is only temporary. Joplin, Mo., July 15.—There was a violent thunder storm there this morning, followed by heavy rain of five minutes duration. A shower of fifteen minutes dura tion fell at Atchison, Kansas at noon today. GOVERNOR APPOINTS DAY FOR EASTING AND PRAYER No Rain in Parts of Missouri Since April—Crops Ruined. Jefferson City, Mo., July 15.—No rain lias fallen here and different parts of the state since April 17, and crops of all kinds except wheat are almost completely ruined. Governor Dockery who has received many re quests to issue a proclamation calling upon the people to observe certain days In fasting and prayer that the drouth might be broken, today sot aside July 21 for such observation. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND INSTANTLY KILLED Fate of a Wood Hauler Near Milos City. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Milos City, July 14.—Patrick Tier ney, 21 years of age, a wood hauler, was struck today by lightning and In s'entiy killed. His body was brought rom the ranch to Miles City, for an n ,uesi and buried. He leaves a sis ter, Winnie Hyde, emloyed in a laun dry in St. Paul. BRITISH 1AKE SOME AMMUNITION AND STORES But the Boer Chief Gets Away at Usual. Graaf Rinet, Cape Colony, July 15. —Colonel Scobel's column surprised anu captured Scheper's laager at Camdeboo, taking three prisoners and capturing a quantity of ammunition and stores. Scheeper with the bulk of his commando, escaped. Corn cobs- are to be utilized as a special kind of kindling, and it has been demonstrated that the fire en gines can be fired to the point of steam with them in less time than by anything else. The process is unique. The cobs are first crushed and then saturated with a highly inflammable material composed party of resin. Then they are compressed and after wards sawed into blocks. tionai Bank of Montana that thereaf ter the bank will take only cash, Hel ena funds or exchange on financial centers, as deposits for internal reve nue collections. Heretofore the checks of individuals or corporations have ben received by the collector of internal revenue and accepted by the bank as cash, the Montana National being a United StateB depository.