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Tonight and Friday generally fair. Bee. v. 5 O'CLOCK. ~\ VOL. II, NO. 28. KALISPELL, MONT., THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1901. ~~ - _ _ ' FIVE CENTS. WILL HANG Murderer of Oliver Dotson is Sentenced WITNESS' WEIRD TALE Of the Conspiracy to Murder Hatched in the State Peniteniary at Deer Lodge. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Deer Lodge, July 17.—James McAr thur, alias Fleming, convicted of the murder of Oliver Dotson, was today sentenced to be hanged September 6. Except for a slight change of the color of his face, the condemned man exhibited no sign of emotion when the sentence was pronounced, and when asked if he had anything to say, re plied, 'Nothing, except that I am an innocent man." Clinton Dotson, accused of conspir ing with McArthur to kill his own fa ther, was then put on trial and a jury was secured by 2 o'clock. The prisoner is dogged and sullen and silent, but was visibly affected by the testimony of Ellis Perninger, who told the jury that just prior to the murder of Oliver Dotson, his son, Clinton, the defendant, had explained to him the details of the conspiracy anu Chat McArthur on his release from prison was going to Washington Gulch to kill the elder Dotson and leave on the body a pretended con fession of the latter that would ex onerate Clinton, Persenger and Oli ver Benson in their share of having killed Eugene Culliame. Clinton had also told Persinger that McArthur was to receive $5,000 for the job. The witness was unshaken in his testi mony by a vigorous cross-examina tion. The trial will be resumed to morrow, with Judge Clements of Helena presiding. THEY VIOLATED THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW And Were Found Guilty by a Chicago Jury. By Associated Press: Chicago, July 18.—A verdict of guilty in the case of the former coun ty civil service commissioners Morri son, Lovejoy and Lentz, charged with malfeasance in office, was returned by the jury today. The defendants were said to have violated the civil service law to further their own political ends. A MOB BURNS A HOTEL BUILDING To Avenge a Killing By a Colorado Game Warden. By Associated Press: Denver, Colo., July 18.—Confirma tion was received today of the report that the Radcliffe hotel and other buildings belonging to the proprietor of the Grand Mesa lakes were burned by a mob of 75 men. The incendiar ism was intended to avenge the kill ing of W. A. Womack by Game War den McHaneyb last Monday. FOOTPRINTS ON 1HE EDGE OF A GLACIER Indicate the Manner of Goldstein's Death. By Associated Press: Portland, Ore., July 18.—Word has been received here that the footprints of A . R. Goldstein of Vancouver, Wash,, who has been lost on ML Stephen's for several days past, were traced to the brink of a glacier 300 feet high. It is supposed Goldstein fell over the precipice and has been killed. ORGANIZING POLICE. By Associated Press: Manila, July 18.—An act has been passed organising the insular consta bulary. The Inspection and discipline of the municipal police will be con trolled by the constabulary depart ment DECISION DID NOT SUIT An Angry Mob at the Butte Race Track JUDGES IN DANGER Race Given to a Horse Which Apparently Did Not Win—Recalls Former Trouble. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 17.—The judges stand at the race track today was besieged for a time by an angry mob, protest ing against the decision of the judges in giving the third race to Cayenne Pepper instead of to Pirate Maid, who was heavily played at from 8 to 1 to 3 to 1, and who apparently won the race by a head. For a time things looked ugly and recalled the riot at the race track in Anaconda three years ago, when Starter Ferguson was threatened, but cooler counsel prevail ed and the remainder of today's card went off smoothly. Subscribe For the Bee SPAIN MAKES A MATERIAL REDUCTION And Uncle Sam Buys the Big Dry Dock. By Associated Press: Washington, Julyl8.—The navy de partment has purchased the big float ing steel drydock at Havana from Spain for $180,000. The original price for which the dock was offered by the Spanish government was $250,000. NON-UNION MEN REPORTED WOUNDED Several Hurt, But None Seriously. No Shooting. By Associated Press: Wilksbarre, Pa., July 18.—Non-un ion men at the Maltby colliery of the Lehigh Valley company were stoned by strikers today. Several were hurt, but none seriously. No shots were fired. A FIRE LADDIE MEETS SERIOUS INJURY Building Worth a Quarter of a Mil lion Collapses. By Associated Press: Grand Rapids, Mich., July 18.—A four-story building collapsed this morning, doing a damage estimated at $250,000. Lieutenant Conner of the fire department fell from a ladder and sustained internal injuries that may prove fatal. NON-UNION MEN STONED BY STRIKERS Fracas Between Firemen in the Lack awanna Valley By Associated Press: Pittston, Pa., July 18.—It is report ed here that a fight occurred today at the Maltby mines, five miles west of this city, between union and non union firemen. Four non-union men are reported shot and slightly wound ed. EPWORTH LEAGUE CONVENTION. By Associated Press: San Francisco, July 18.—The Ep worth League convention was formal ly opened today. ADD EPYORTH LEAGUE........ During the forenoon the streets leading to the Mechanics pavillion were thronged with thousands of del egates and long before the hour fixed for the preliminary proceedings the vast structure, which will accommo date 1,500 persons, was practically filled. The Alhambra theater and Metro politan temple, where simultaneous meetings were held, will each hold about 2,500 people. ARE NO NEW FEATURES In the Big Strike of the Steel Operatives ORGANIZING THE MEN Is the Chief Aim of the Strikers Who Are Meeting With Some Success. By Associated Press: Pittsburg, Pa., July 18.—There were no new features in the strike situa tion this morning indicative as to when the climax between the con tending forces will be reached. The Amalgamted people are making strenuous efforts toward organizing the mills that are non-union and are meeting with some success. GENERAL BOTHA'S SON KILLED IN BATTLE Kitchener Reports Death of Boer Leader's Son. By Associated Press: London, July 18.—Lord Kitchener reports that Captain Charles Botha, son of Philip Botha, and. field cornets Humann and Oliver have been killed in the Orange River Colony. BU1TE CITY COUNCIL FAVORS POOL SELLING Defeats by an Overwhelming Vote the Proposition to Prohibit. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July 18.—The city council to night, by an overwhelming vote de feated the proposition to prohibit pool selling on horse races within the city and the three miles limit. SHIP WITH OIL CARGO ON FIRE Is Beached Off Gedney Island. Is Bound for Hong Kong. By Associated Press: New Yora, July 18.—The ship Com modore, T. H. Allen, captain, with a full cargo of case oil for Hong Kong, which sailed this morning, was stop ped off Gedney Island channel with clouds of smoke coming out of the main hatch. The ship was soon after beached on Gedney Island. OVERDOSE OF OPIUM. Billings Fiend Oversizes His Capacity For Dope. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Billings, Mont., July 18.—Rudolph Wills, a gambler, took an overdose of opium today and narrowly escapea death, doctors being summoned barely in time to save the man's life. It is thought the poison was taken with suicidal intent, but as Willis is known to be in the habit of taking opium it is possible it was an acci dent. • BUTTE' STREE l FAIR. Twelve Thousand Visitors to it Yes terday. Special Dispatch to the Bee: Butte, July xl .—About 12,000 people visited the street fair today and to night and the big show is pronounced an unqualified success. SHOT BY A ROBBER. By Associated Press: Chicago, July 18.—W. R. Miller, night agent at the Hoyne avenue sta tion of the Metropolitan elevated rail road was shot and seriously injured this morning by a would-be robber. WHEAT QUOTATIONS. By Associated Press: San Francisco, Cal., July 18.—Cash wheat, per bu., 96 l-4c. Chicago, 111., July 18.—September wheat, per bu., 68 l-8c. TOLSTOI BETTER. By Associated Press: St. Petersburg, July 18.—Count Tol stoi rallied yesterday and is much bet ter today. EARL RUSSELL ARRAIGNED British Peer Pleads Guilty to Bigamy GIVEN THREE MONTHS Imprisonment by the House of Lords. Dis puted the Court's Jur ** isdiction. By, Associated Press: London, July 18.—Earl Russell was arraigned at the bar of the house of lords today for trial on the charge of bigamy. He pleaded guilty after a lengthy argument against the juris diction of the court and was sentenc ed to three months' imprisonment. COMMERCIAL CONGRESS. By Associated Press: Cripple Creek, Colo., July 18.—The feature of the third day's session of the trans-Mississippi Commercial con gress was the debate on the reporr. of the resolutions committee. John H. Smith, of Utah, the newly chosen president, made an address at the morning session. The report of the committee on res olutions was adopted after considera ble debate. In part it favors the con struction by the government of reser voirs and canals for the reclamation of arid land and suggests the issuance of bonds by the government with which reclamation of arid lands may be accomplished, the money to be re funded by settlers, and asks for the establishment of a department of mining and a department of commerce each to be represented in the presi denFs cabinet. ONE 8CAFOLD FOR THREE. By Associated Press: Nashville, July 18.—Three negro murderers were executed from the same scaffold today. The condemned were Babe Battis, Duser Thompson and Abe Petway. OLDEST CONSUL DEAD. By Associated Press: Gibraltar, July 18.—Horatio J. Sprague, United States Consul at Gibraltar, and the oldest consul in the American service, died today. Subscribe For the Bee DEFIES THE SHERIFF'S POSSE. Keeper of a Blind Tiger Surrounded Because of Death of Two Girls. Middlesboro, Ky„ July 18.—The death of two young girls and the flight of John Martin, keper of a "blind tiger," at what is called "Quarter House," two miles from here, have created a commotion nere and Mar tin tonight is surrounded in the foot hills across the Kentucky line in Tennessee, where he is armed and de fying a sheriff and posse. Martin to day offered to surrender if the sheriff would allow his to give bail and said he would make a clean breast of the strange deaths, but these conditions have been refused. Martha White was found with sev eral bullet holes in her body on last Sunday night and Lizzie Russell died yesterday at the home of a friend of Bennetts Ford. She had a wound in her right lung. Martin buried the White girl and left orders for the burial of the Russell girl. He has property. The girls were frequenters of his place. BOILED THE BODY FOR A BULLET Novel Way to Get Evidence to Con vict a Highbinder of Murder. By Associated Press: San Jose, Cal., July 18.—Lee Wing, a Chinese domestic who had worked here for several years and had accu mulated much money, was killed re cently as the result of Highbinders warfare. He was riddled with no less than twenty-three bullets and buck shot. Lee uook, who belonged to a rival Highbinder society, was arrest ed for the murder, but the autopsy failed to find any bullets that fitted Look'B gun. Finally it was decided to boil Lee Wing's body in a caldron and in this way get the desired evi dence. For twenty-four hours the body boiled in the presence of the police and Wing's friends and then the mass was strained. The result was four teen buckshot and one bullet, that fitted Look's pistol. This bullet will serve to convict Look. NAIL STORM RUINS CROPS Ohio, Indiana and Missouri Suffer CROPS CUT TO PIECES Good Rains Repeated Last Night in Parts of Kansas and Missouri Looks Better. By Associated Press: Columbus, O., July 18.—A rain and hall storm visited the western part of this state last night and corn and oats are almost totally destroyed. Indianapolis, July 18—A heavy storm swept Indiana last night. Hail storms about Columbus, Kokomo, and Union City, cut the corn fields to pieces. Kansas City, July 18.—Good rains are reported again last night in the southeastern and central portions of Kansas and the western and south western part of Missouri. NOT LADY FRANCIS HOPE. In the latter part of May Captain Strong took me United States army transport Sedgwick to Cuba as her quartermaster captain, says the New York Sun. The vessel was at Havana several days and also ran down to Matanzas. returning thence to Hava na. During that time Captain Strong was a guest at the Hotel Inglaterra. Simultaneously with his appearance at the hotel a woman who is the im age of Lady Francis Hope also was a guest. She was accompanied by a colored maid. She was beautifully gowned and wore what appeared to be magnificent jewels. She and Capt. Strong were seen together every where. They dined together in the va rious fashionable restaurants of Ha vana and his attentions to her were so marked and so affectionate as to attract attention. The tropical climate did not prevent them from drinking a great many highballs in the cafes, in full view of the passerby, and before the end of the captain's stay the American colo ny in Havana were doing a great deal of gossiping about him and his com panion. Her identity was not known down there. When the Sedgwick sail ed for the states again the women also disappeared, and a few days af ter the arrival of the transport this same woman and Captain Strong were to be seen almost nightly in the up per Broadway restaurants. Manager Lawrence of the New York theater advised people who asked him for information about Lady Francis Hope last night to cable to London, as he had done. He wouldn't say whom he had cabled to. Law rence told some of his friends that he had gone to one of the Atlantic transport line steamers on the day Lady Francis Hope was supposed to sail for London but didn't wait for the vessel to sail, because he had to get back to attend a rehearsal. "Anybody who thinks Lady Francis Hope is in San Francisco," said Law rence, "is away off." WILL BE TAUGHT BASEBALL. Base ball is to be part of the course of instruction of French students, ac cording to a dispatch from Paris to the Journal and Advertiser. M. Ley gnes, minister of public instruction, has engaged Albert Hopkins of Balti more and Henry Alexander of New York, for this purpose. This is con sidered a high honor for Alexander and Hopkins as well as a tribute to the national game of the United States. Hopkins, who belongs to the family of John Hopkins, was for sev eral years crack pitcher of St. John's college Baltimore. Alexander used to be a lawyer of the United States em bassy in Paris. The government has set aside a base ball ground in the Bois de Boulogne, where Americans and Frenchmen can play. In celebrating Arbor day at Gay lord, Käs., the exercises consisted of thirty-one pieces spoken by children and a lot of songs, and when the programme was finished it was too late to plant any trees. T want a positive answer, Miss Jones. Will you marry me?" "No!" "That's hardly fair. I asked for a positive answer and you have given me a negative."—Philadelphia Times. Subscribe For the Bee MUST RETURN JO WORK Sympathetic Strike Not Ap proved by Authorities POSITION IS DEFINED By the United Mine Workers—Members of that Union Must Go Back to Work. By Associated Press: Scranton, Pa., July 18.—The execu tive board of district No. 1, United Mine Workers, this afternoon adopt ed resolutions providing that all sta tionary firemen, members of the Mine Workers' organization, who quit work because of the strike of the interna tional association of stationary fire men shall be ordered back to work. This action clearly dèfines the posi tion of the United Mine Workers, and emphasizes the decision that there will be no sympathetic strike ordered. Ed Lambert left this morning for Tobacco Plains. S. A. Clark has purchased the stock and fixtures of the furniture store formerly owned by G. A. Potter. The consideration is said to be $2,000. H. A. Groves, of this city has been admitted to practice law by the state supreme court. Mr. Groves is a stu dent of the law school of the universi ty of Michigan. The annual statement of the Troy Power and Improvement company has just been made public. The as sets, including a number of placer lo cations in this county, are $15,000 and the liabilities $9,000. The state supreme court has dis missed the appeal case of John Boe, of this city against Joseph McDonald, B. Jette and Arthur Larlvee. The transcript in the appeal had not been filed in the time allowed and the case was dismissed as the result of the de lay. The thirty-five foot launch ordered by C. F. Gates, of eastern parties was taken to the lake today and will be launched tomorrow. Gasoline is the propelling power and the new boat will be used for pleasure purposes. The new launch of G. H. Adams will also be put in the waters of Flathead lake tomorrow. It is an 18-foot boat propelled by gasoline. These two boats will be valuable additions to the pleasure craft of the lake. KING'S CORONATION PLAN8. Americans Already Hiring Houses for the Event Next June. It is expected that King Edward's coronation will take place on June 25, next year, and that a longer proces sion will be held on the following day to gratify the populace. The latter is now being considered by the court au thorities. A curious feature of the coronation preparation, according to the Daily Mail, is the renting of flats and houses by wealthy Americans, who are taking them from Michaelmas, 1901, to Michaelmas, 1902. One West End house agent has rented fashionably situated flats and houses to Ameri cans. Coronation syndicates have already begun proposing to purchase seats in windows and stand spaces. One circular asks for $250,000 and another for $500,000, promising enor mous profits. The hotel keepers are divided concerning prices. Some sup port maintaining normal rates while others argue that they must be raised on the ground that other tradesmen will have a big rush and sell more goods, but a hotel cannot hold more than its ordinary capacity. Undoubl. edly much money will be spent. One hundred guineas has already been paid for a window on the route, but there is still doubt regarding the route of the second day's procession. The first procession will only be from Buckingham palace to Westminster and return. As regards the second day's procession the Diamond Jubilee route is possible. It is probable that this route will be extended, but the executive committee of the lords of the council, which is considering the matter, can only submit its plans to the king, who has absolute choice in the matter.