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Tonight and Thursday generally fair. The Hitt °r/c«| Bee. V 5 O'CLOCK. \ "N VOL. II, NO. 27. KALI8PELL, MONT., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1901. FIVE CENTS. HE WANTS THE MONEY Clark Presents a Claim for 30 Thousand Dollars TO MRS. CORBETT Says He Loaned That Much to Her Hus band—Mrs. Corbett Repudiates the Q»lm. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 17.—W. A. Clark, his son Charles and the Clark bank, yester day presented to the widow of the late Frank L. Corbett, claims against his estate aggregating $.10,000, and which Mrs. Corbett repudiates, it the ground that the money alleged to hav e been loaned Mr. Corbect at various times, was in fact funds received from the Clarks to be disbursed by Corbett in furtherance of Clara's sen atorial interests. BUTTE HAS A BIG STREET FAIR Thousands of Visitors Attend the Opening Features. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 17.—The street fair and carnival was inaugurated today at noon by splendid parade consisting of city officials, squads of officers, numerous bands and all the attrac tions of the various national villages of the fair. In the procession were Bedouin Arabs, Egyptians Armenians, Turks, Soudanese, Japanese, Beloo chsians, Tyrolese, Scotch Highland ers and male and female representa tives in national costumes of the va rious other nationalities. The ticket sellers at the entrance to the Algerian theater were besieged by eager throngs and thousands of visitors at tende dthe Algerian theater, streets of Cairo and streets of all nations dur ing the afternoon and night. FOUND HIM AFTER FOURTEEN YEARS Wife's Long Search for Recreant Husband is Rewarded. By Associated Press: Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 17.—Mrs. Mary Gilbert, who came here recently from Penzance, Cornwall, England, in search of her husband, wh > deserted her fourteen years ag \ has traced him to Bozeman, Montant, where Gil bert is alleged h/ her to be li dn t * with another woman as his wife. Mrs. Gil bert has commenced divo.*;c proceed ings. ITALIAN EMBASSADOR MAKES REPRESENTATIONS Concerning Lynching of Two Italians in Mississippi. By Associated PreBs: Washington, July 17.—The Italian government has taken cognizance of the recent affray at Erwin, Miss., in which it is claimed two Italians were lynched and a third seriously wound ed. The facts have been communicat ed to the foreign office at Rome and the Italian ambassador here has made representations to the state depart ment. 80ME WOOL SALES. Prices Vary Little at Great Falls and Billings. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Billings Mont., July 1(J.—The best price obtained for wool today was 14 1-8 cents, paid by Jeremiah Wil liams & Co., for 150,000 pounds, the clip of Lehfeldt Bros. At Great Falls a half million pounds sold at an aver age price of 13 1-2 cents, the best price being 16 1-4 cents. The dean and chapter of West minister are entitled to claim as "per quisites" every article which is taken into the abbey for the purpose of the coronation, and that reverend body reaped rich harvests in 1821, 1831 and 1838. BOTH BADLY DAMAGED Steamboats in Collision at New York A NARROW ESCAPE Both Had Passengers Aboard but Were Able to Reach Their Piers Without Assistance. By Associated Press: New York, July 17.—The Staten is land rapid transit ferry boat West field, with 100 passengers on board, was in collision off Governor's island at noon with the steamboat Howard Carroll, which had a number of pass engers on bodrd bound to Glen island. The Carroll struck the ferry boat amid ships. Both steamers were badiy damaged but were able to reach their piers. COMPLETE CESSATION OT MINING OPERATIONS In the Lackawanna Valley. Enor mous Loss Threatened. By Associated Press: Scranton, Pa., July 17.—There was an almost complete cessation of min ing operations in the Lackawanna val ley today because of the strike of the stationary firemen. The Ontario & Western railway, employing 7,000 men in the Lackawanna region are idle, and with the ; j.-.-ps ids the flooding •>i most of the nines is m v.itene I with an ine/itihie destmc'ioi: o. pioperty that will be enormous. AN UNKNOWN BRUTE ASSAULTS A CHILD A Girl Only Ten Years Old is the Victim. By Associated Press: Portland, July 17.—May Allisten, a 10-year-old girl, was criminally as saulted by an unknown man in Gold smith's addition this morning. The girl was with a number of other child ren and was picking berries when the man enticed her away. She was ren dered unconscious and before she re covered the man had fled. TRUST REDUCES THE PRICE OF SUGAR Soft Grades Gi-.-s;i the Bigyes. Cut bv t* e Trust. tiy Associated Press: New York, July 17.—The American Sugar Refining company today reduc ed all the soft grades of refined sugar from 5 to 10 points and all grades 5 points. CONTRACT 18 LET. For An Electric Line Bet/zeen Settle And Tacoma. By Associated Press: Portland, Ore., July 17.—A special to the Evening Telegram from Seattle says the contract for th j construction of the electric railroad between Seat tle and Tacoma, a distance f 2S miles, was let today to Haie & Smith of Portland. The contract price is not known. DIED OF ASTHMA. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 17.—A letter was receiv ea today from Teller, Alaska, an nouncing the death there of Captain P. D. Lyons, formerly of Butte, who died of asthma in the first part of June. The letter says Lyons leaves two sons in Montana, but the exact whereabouts are unknown. WESTERN MONTANA FAIR. Date it Fixed For the First Week in October. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Missoula, July 16.—At a meeting of tne directors of the driving club and fair association tonight, the officers were re-elected and the date for the western Montana fair was fixed for. the first week in October. * TO EMPLOY NON-UNION MEN Effort Made to Start One of the Steel Plants ENDS IN A FAILURE Threat Nade to Import Non-Union Men and Seriouk Trouble is Feared. By Associated Press: Pittsburg, Pa., July 17.—The threat of District Manager P. F. Smith of the American Sheet Steel company, to start the Wellsville roiling mill and operate it as in the past with non union men, was the only new feature in the strike situation this morning. A dispatch from Wellsville says: Manager Smith gave orders for the mill to start this morning. About 30 men went to work and the manager concluded that 30 men were not suffi cient to man the crews and the at tempt was for the present abandoned. It is said non-union men from other places will be brought here today, in which case serious trouble is feared. It is thought that managers of other non-union plants will make an effort to resume also within a few days, and developments of an exciting nature can be expected. PAYING THE PRICE. Pittsburg, Pa., July 17.—Acording to figures compiled by the Pittsburg Dispatch the steel strike is dally cost ing the three companies involved $210, 000 and the workmen $156,000. The Amalgamated men are said to have over $2,000,000 with which to keep the strike going. O......................O A HOT TIME. : City and County Officials Will Surely Play. : It is announced that the base- : : ball game between the city and : : county officials will surely be : : played this evening, the game : : to commence at 6:30 sharp. : : The losing side is to pay the : : cost of a dinner at 75 cents a : : plate, next Sunday. : O......................O WILL FILL VACANCIES TO BE CREATED James J. Hill on the Northern Pacific Directorate. By Associated Press: New York, July 17.—J. Pierpont Morgan announced this afternoon that Jas. J. Hill, E. H. Harriman, H. McK. Twombley, John D. Rockefeller and Samuel Rea would be elected to the directorate of the Northern Pacific company to fill vacancies to be creat ed. BRIDGE BURNED OUT. And Traffic Was Delayed Several Hours. Special Dispatch to the Bee: MiBsoula, July 17.—Bridge No. 167, on the Northern Pacific, was burned this afternoon. The fire caught from a passing engine and traffic was de layed for several hours. FOR A CITY HALL. Billings Proposes to Bond For $30,000 Special Dispatch to the Bee: Billings, Mont., July 16.—The city council tonight ordered an election to be held August 10, to vote on the prop osition to bond the city for $30,000 with which to build a new city hall. DOT80N'8 TRIAL NEXT. Alleged Accomplice of McArthur to Have a Hearing. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Deer Lodge, July 16.—Tomorrow the trial of Clinton Dotson, for con spiring with McArthur to kill Oliver Dotson, will be begun with Judge Clements on the bench. WHEAT QUOTATIONS. By Associated Press: Chfcago, 111., July 17.—September wheat, per bu., 68 l-2c. Son Francisco, Cal., July 17—Cash wheat, per cwt., 96 l-4c. TORRID HEAT CONTINUES Rainfall in Some Parts Helps Out SERIOUS IN IOWA No Rain Has Fallen for Two Weeks Over a Large Part of the State. By Associated Press: Kansas City, July 17.—A general rain over the southwest is still de layed and indications this morning for at least another day of torrid wea ther. A few sprinkles fell last night in southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas. In Kansas City at 10 o'clock the weather bureau reported the tem perature 94 degrees. Columbia, Mo., July 17.—It is re ported that a heavy rain fall occur red all over Boone county, resulting ill much benefit to the corn crop. Tojeka, Kas., July 17.—Last night was the hottest of the season with a minimum temperature of 85 degrees. A heavy rainfall is reported at Valen cia, twelve miles west. The mercury is 91 at nocn with small prospects for rain here. Omaha, July 17.—The prospects are foç another scorching day. Showers were reported last night in the South Platte district, breaking the protract ed drouth. Eight other counties in central Nebraska also reported a good rainfall. Conditions in Iowa are growing rather serious. No rain has fallen for over two weeks over a large part of the state. Kansas City, July 17.—Showers are reported last night and this morning in northern Kansas from Marshall county on the Nebraska line west lo Lincoln, and Auburn, covering a seretch of 135 miles. St. Louis, July 17.—Rain failed to come in this vicinity last night and today starts in with every indication of being a scorcher. At 2 p. m. the government thermometer registered 99 degrees and is still rising. There have been several prostrations. BIT IN BED. A Crazy Rattlesnake Bunks With a - Sheepherder and Gets in its Work. John Vetge, a sheepherder in the employ of John Solberg of Red Lodge creek, met with a peculiar experience while in camp last Sunday night, says the Red Lodge Picket. He retired early and was awakened from his slumbers by the Bting of a snake, which had crawled into bed while the sheepherder slept. The snake was a rattler and immediately proceeded to business by sticking its fangs into the herder's hand. This stinging caress caused the slumberer to awaken with a start and he immediately made tracks for the ranch, some three miles distant, but was so overcome from the effect of the poison that he didn't reach there until 3 o'clock in the morning, although he left camp several hours before midnight. Mr. Solberg brought the herder to town Monday morning and took him to Dr. Doty's office, where he was given antidotes and came near dying, either from the effects of the bite or the stuff hypodermically injected into his an atomy. It is stated that the herder will survive, but that the snake will doubtless die. WANTED: A GOOD BAKER. A male baker, unmarried, is want ed in the Indian service. Civil ser vice examinations will be held August 15 for that position, which pays $500 per annum. No educational test will be giveii, but applicants will be grad ed according to the elements of age, character as a workman, experience and physical condition as shown by the information filed in connection with their former applications to ap pear at any place for examination. From the eligibles resulting from the examination certificates will be made to the position of baker at the Hoopâ valley school, California. Persons who desire to compete should at once apply to the United States civil service commission. Wash ington, D. C., for application form 1093. Samples of Iceland coal liavj been officially tried on the railways of Denmark; bat the official report de clares the coal to be poor fuel. BOW CUT CLEAN OFF Coast Steamer Collides With a Steam Yacht REACHES PORT SAFELY Was Towed in and Beached. The Pawen gen ?-'e*e All Transferred to Other Vessels. By Associated Press: New London, July 17.—With forty feet of her bow cut clean oft in a col lision with the steam yacht Wild Duck at midnight, the steamer Tre mont of the Joy line, which left Bos ton yesterday for New York with 300 passengers, was towed into New Lon don and beached today. All the pass engers were transferred to other steamers. The schooner rigged steam yacht Wild Duck is owned by General Green of New York and was charter ed to United States Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island, who with his wife, and daughter were on board last night. GIVEN FIVE YEARS. The Re-Captured Healey Gi^en His Sentence. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 17.—Pat Healey, the no torious crook and jail breaker, today pleaded guilty to burglary and will be sentenced to five years in the peni tentiary. A NEW COLLECTOR. Charles M. Webster Succeeds David G. Browne. Charles M. Webster, late collector of internal revenue for the district of Montana, Idaho and Utah, return ed yesterday morning to the city that he has called home for the last 15 years, and succeeded D. G. Browne as collector of customs for the district of Montana and Idaho at the port of Great Falls. The transfer of the office was made during the day, and by evening Mr. Webster had been install ed and Mr. Browne had retired after eight years of most faithful, and effi cient service. Mr. Webster announced that he did not contemplate any immediate changes in the deputies in the district. Mr. and Mrs. Browne will leave in a few days for a visit on the coast, after which they will return to Mon tana and continue to make their home in the state. Mrs. Webster and children will re main in Helena until about Septem ber 1.—Great Falls Tribune. Every year relatives of Robert Louis Stevenson in Scotland send a crown and cross of heather from that country, which are placed on his grave in Samoa. One thousand and forty million gallons of beer brewed yearly in the United Kingdom equals the total amount brewed by America, France and Austria. ' Competition of electric tramways is alluded to in many of the half year ly reports of English railways as af fecting the short-distance passenger movement. It is reported in the Jacksonville, (Fla.) papers that a company at St. Cloud, that state, has succeeded in making excellent paper from the leaves of the palmetto. Hereafter visitors at the Kansas state penitentiary will be charged 10 cents each. The sum goes toward paying the extra guard made neces sary by the visitors. An ordinary lead for casting at sea weighs seven to fourteen pounds, and has at the bottom of it a hole filled with tallow to bring up samples of the sea bottom. The Veddahs, or wild hunters of Ceylon, mingle the pounded fibres of soft and decayed wood with the hon ey on which they feed when meat is not to be obtained. Mr. Alfred Austin, England's poet laureate, Is sixty-six. He was born in 1835, and it will soon be fifty years since, as a youth of nineteen, he wrote and published his first book, "Randolph: A Tale of Polish Grief." IMPONTANT DECISION Status of Half Breed Indian Children. NO RIGHT TO LAND Indian Women Lose Their Tribal Rights When They Marry White Men. The register and receiver of the Helena land office today received no tice that the secretary of the interior had affirmed the decision of the com missioner with reference to the claimB of Enuxes and Raland Buchland, half breed children, to lands filed upon un der Indian allotments Nos. 150 and 207, says the Helena Herald. The de cision of the secretary is a decidedly important one, for although not new in the principles adhered to, it con firms former decisions involving the rights of half-breed children. In the case in point, the two per sons claiming lands under allotments were the children of an Indian wo man who married a white man. They claimed the right, because they were the children of an Indian woman, to acquire the lands. The case with oth ers was investigated by a special agent sent to Montana for that pur pose, and did not come before the reg ister and receiver in Helena. The spe cial agent reported directly to the de partment. Commissioner Hermann held that when the Indian woman married her white husband, she forfeited her tri bal rights, acquiring at the same time the rights of her husband, who was a citizen of the United States. He held that as the mother had lost her tribal rights, her children could not inherit such rights, and that they could not hold the land. The secretary of the interior affirms the decision. WILD NIGHTS IN BUTTE. Recallled by the Recent Escapade of Lady Francis Hope. The recent escapade of Lady Fran cis Hope and Captain Strong of the regular army In San Francisco, which resulted in the forced resignation of Strong from his position in the quar termaster's department, brings to the minds of a number of men in Butte a short visit Lady Hope, then plain May Yohe, made to this city about ten years ago. She was then a member of Russell's "City Directory" company, of which Willie Collier and Charley Reed were also distinguished mem bers. The company was in Butte the greater part of a week and during the stay here the leading players met a number of what were then Butte's most distinguished sports and high rollers. Most of these gentlemen are still in Butte, but they have toned down a bit since then. They met the sprightly May and each vied with the other in entertain ing her. The contest narrowed down to two or three men, and then they discovered that each could hold his own very well without making any appreciable effect on May Yohe. The entertainers decided to combine their efforts and from then on until the "Direeiory" company left the state there were some of the wildest nights Butte has ever seen. Men who heard, some who saw, and other who parti cipated at different stages of the game, tell some very thrilling stories of the time when May Yohe came to Butte. There were wine suppers, wine breakfasts and wine luncheons, and all day and night hilarity. May Yohe and other members of the com pany were so highly entertained that they didn't care whetner the show showed or not, and for several days the company was in serious danger of going to pieces in Butte. The company was finally gotten out of town, but the bad effects of Butte fol lowed it during the remainder of the season, and there are men now who feel twinges of an old headache when they think of thaï time.—Standard. The most learned pholologists de clare that the origin of language is an insoluble mystery, and language itself is an uncontrollable problem. The Rogues' album (seventeen vol umes) of the Berlin police contained in 1899 the photographs of 17.980 criminals. In 1898 the number of criminals captured with the aid of these photographs was 180.