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The Kalispell Bee.
DAILY AND SEMI-WEEKLY By BEE PUBLISHING:C0., f Cor. Main and Second Sts., Kalispell, Mont. Telephone Number 14. Entered at the Postoffice at Kalispell,. Mon tana, as second class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Postage free for the United States, Canada and Mexico. One cent per copy added for post age to foreign countries. Daily Bee, One Month,.....................1/1$ Daily Bee, Six Months,..................... 4.00 Daily Bee, One Year,....................... 1.50 Semi-Weekly Bee, Six Months,............ l-JJJ Semi-Weekly Bee, One Year................ 2.00 Daily printed every evening except Sunday ; Semi-Weekly on ^Tuesdays and Fridays. When ordering pnper changed give old ad dress as well as new address aud specify wheth er daily or semi-weeklv. Address all business communications and make money orders checks etc., payable to Bee Publishing Company. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2,1901. TEN DOLLARS REWARD. A reward of ten dollars will be paid at this office for in formation leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone steal ing the Bee from subscribers 1 lAAAAAAA iUDowriDcrsi j AAAAA4 THE GOOD THINGS WE ENJOY. The weather conditions reported during the past few weeks from all parts of the country must certainly impress upon residents or sojourners in Kalispell and the Flathead valley the beauties of the climate this sec tion is blessed with. From New York to the Rockies the country has swel tered in oppressive heat, many hav ing lost their lives therefrom, while in this neighborhood the only sign of un comfortable warmth has been a dispo sition to walk on the shady side of the street and a slightly increased de mand for cool beverages. Word comes from Miles City that yesterday the weather bureau thermometer broke its record by registering 111 degrees in the shade, which was con siderably cooler than on the street, where the air was as the blast from a furnace. And only a few days ago Butte and the surrounding country was reported in the grasp of a hot wave which was making life miser able. Contrast this with the condi tions in Kalispell, where 90 has been the highest temperature registered this summer, and where the evenings after nine o'clock are always cool and invigorating and allow the enjoyment of refreshing sleep under substantial coverings. Thé fame of the enjoyable summer weather of Kalispell and the Flathead valley is becoming known in all directions, and is bound to re V suit in a steady increase in both tran sient and permanent population, with its corresponding increase of prosperi ty. Nor is it in any degree the case that these fine climatic conditions de tract from the advantages of the val ley as a first-class agricultural coun try. A ride through the hay and grain fields and a glance at their heavy yield, a visit to the orchards and berry patches and vegetable gardens, a sight of the beautiful flower bods around many town and country dwel lings, would speedily convince the most skeptical that the products of the soil are as numerous and the yield as great as the climate is healthful and enjoyable. MORE TROUBLE FOR SCHLEY. If Admiral Schley's mind doesn't give way under the terrible blow some of his southern admirers are said to be preparing to inflict on him, there will no longer be any doubt that he is a hero of heroes, and possessed of ability to bear up under trouble that is to be envied. Down in Tennessee, we are told, with the backing of in fluential democrats, a movement has been started to boom him as a candi date for the presidential nomination in 1904 on the democratic ticket. The Nashville Daily News has been pub lishing interviews with governors and ex-governors, senators and ex-sena tors, not to mention a host of smaller political lights, and here is a sample of their utterances: Former Governor Taylor says: "I am for Schley for president. A Marylander, he is a man whom the south can claim and will be proud to support, and at the same time a man whom no northern demo crat can object to. He is a man for the democrats to nominate in 1904 and with him as our leader the voters will rebuke his traducers." And we are told that these people are Schley's friends. Well, they will have a hard job convincing disinterested citizens that they are not In the same class as the Greeks of old when they came bearing gifts, and the admiral would do well to beware of them. The / coming court of inquiry at Washing ton will afford Schley all the trouble he can handle for some time, and if these would-be-friends are sincere they will postpone their booming opera tions for a year or two at least. This scheme to bring forward as a candidate for presidential honors a prominent naval officer brings to mind the case of another leader in the same profession who was said to have as pirations in that direction, and certain rumors that have been mentioned as to what was considered his indiscre tion in handling them. These rumors have it that there was "method in his madness," and that the means by which he dispelled the popular halo thrown around him were cleverly thought out and put into execution to relieve him of the importunities of would-be boomers and to allow him to lead a quiet life in his position of hon or at the head of the navy. Just how much truth there is in the rumors is not certain, but probably Schley would welcome a plan of procedure that will enable him to fade from a prominent position in the public eye after he has secured the justice which all fair-minded people hope and ex pect the court of inquiry will bring to him. The trial yacht races in the east to decide which boat shall have the hon of defending the America's cup have resulted in close contests be tween the Columbia and Constitution. The trials are not yet concluded, but at present the chances seem to favor the Columbia, which defeated Sham rock in the last cup contest. In light winds Constitution is unquestionably the better boat, but in moderate breezes Columbia seems to have no difficulty in showing her heels to the newer craft. If Columbia is unques tionably the better rough weather boat it should be hoped that the weather will favor her in the races that will finally determine the honor on August 31 and September 1 and 3, for in October the chances are that there will be some stiff breezes on the days of the international contest. REFUSES TO INTERFERE. in Interior Department Will Not Aid Deporting Cree Indians. Montana still has on its hands the roving bands of Cree Indians who be long in Canada, says the Record. Gov ernor Toole was yesterday informed by the Indian commissioner, through the interior department, that all the government conld do would be to give agents on reservations notice to keep the nomads off them. To settle the question who is re sponsible for the care of these Indians, the authorities of the state must place the matter before the officials of the two governments concerned. Only these can settle the difficulty. Legally the Indians cannot be deported unless the Canadian government makes a de mand for them. To bring this about, the officials of the two governments must be interested. While all correspondence is in pro gross, two crowds of the Indians are closely guarded in different parts of the state. One band is near Missou la and the other near Kalispell. Watch is kept over them day and night pending action by somebody in authority. The Indians are not trou bled much by this, although they de light to roam over the state at will. It is principally because of their in fection with smallpox that these In dians are feared. People living in those sections over which they roam fear they will become stricken with the disease. Agents on reservations bar the homeless redskins for fear that the disease will be spread among their charges. The band corraled near Kalispell consists of those who left the main body after being ejected from the Flathead reservation. They were on their way to the Blackfeet reserva tion when halted by the authorities ot Flathead /:ounty and compelled to make camp and remain within the boundaries fixed by the officers, Smallpox prevails among nearly the entire band of these Indians. They do not appear to mind the disease much, neither do they take any pains to prevent inoculating others with their affliction. As they would be •constantly on the move If not detain ed, they might succeed in spreading the disease to such an extent as to cause an epidemic. Upon the report of the exasperating condition of affairs with regard to these Indians, the federal authorities referred the matter to Inspector W. J. McConnell. The inspector made a thorough investigation of the situa the ly tion, and made a full report to the In dian department. "The inspector states that the pres ent smallpox trouble is largely due to these people," said the report of W. A. Jones, commissioner of Indian affairs, in reply to W. J. Ryan, acting secretary of the interior. He reports that they set a bad example to our In dians; that we are now suporting a large number of Créés; that Borne have succeeded in getting enrolled, and where they have not, claim relation ship with some Indian on our side of the line and manage to sponge a liv ing in that way; and that he finds that they generally have the sympathy of someone on the Indian reservation. The inspector expresses the fear," continues the letter, a copy of which was transmitted to the governor, that it will be impossible to pre vent an epidemic of smallpox all along our northern border unless these people, or at least a portion of them, who are continually wandering around like gypsies, are removed. The inspector expresses the opin ion that all these British Cree In dians should be expelled, and remarks that to accomplish this will require the co-operation of the cavalry, as the agents have not help enough to ac complish it, the police being unrelia ble for this kind of work." - From the letter of the Indian com missioner, the interior department draws the conclusion that the Indians are part of the same band which fled to this country at the quelling of the Riel rebellion. There were a great many refugees at this time, but most of them were returnd to their native soil. In 1896 the war department, under the direction of the president, remov ed all of these Indians to the Cana dian border. Congress had appropri ated $50,000 for the work, and the war department had sole charge of the de portation. Many of the Indians hur ried back to Montana as soon as the soldiers were gone. It is these who are creating the trouble. The action of the war department was taken after long consideration of the matter, the secretary of state hav ing decided that the interior depart ment could hardly take up the mat ter, it having control over only the In dians on reservations. The commis sioner of Indian affairs suggests that the state authorities take up the mat ter with the Canadian government. Governor Toole is much interested in the question. He has not decided what action he will take. Something will be done to rid the state of the dangerous and unwelcome guests. The governor had experience with them when he was in office before, but it was not until some time later that ac tion was taken. Nearly two months ago the authori ties of Flathead county telegraphed the governor of the capture of the In dians, and asked him what should be done with them. Governor Toole im mediately placed the matter before the interior department, with a re quest that action be taken at once. Now it is found that this department can do nothing. WOMAN BADLY BURNED. Clothing Caught Fire in Most Remark able Manner. A dispatch to the Standard from Sand Coulee tells of a distressing ac cident which befell Mrs. Charles Lef ly while riding toward her home from town with Richard Oliver. She car ried in her arms her baby eight months old. Mr. Oliver had bought caddy of matches before starting and placed them in a bucket under the seat where Mrs. Lefly sat. In the bucket were some iron tools, and It is supposed that the matches caught fire through friction. Just after starting for home Mrs. Lefly remarked that she believed something was burning, and handing her baby to Mr. Oliver rose up and in an instant was en veloped in flames. The terrified wo man sprang from the wagon and be gan rolling towards a water ditch by the roadside, screaming in agony, man who happened to be passing with a couple of buckets of water dashed them upon her and with some difficul ty the flames were extinguished, but not before the woman was terribly burned from the waist downward Luckily none of 'the flames reached her lungs, and while it is possible she may recover, it is hardly probable. While a physician was being brought from Stockett, a couple miles away, the woman suffered describable tortures and was covered with oil by the neighbors is their ef forts to allay her agony. When the physician arrived she was unconsci ous. Everything possible was done for her at once, and she is resting easier, though if by any possibility she should recover, it will be a matter of many months. of in ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE All persons indebted to Doctor Mac donald and the late Doctor McNiece, as co-partners, are requested to call at my office in the court house for set tlement. H. SWANKY, Administrator. Subscribe for the Dally SPECIAL DRIVE ON FRUIT JAR RUBBERS AND TROUT FLIES 3P0Z- mason jab rubbers fob 1 Of. Superior trout flies, per doz.30p. ONE WEEK ONLY! MISSOULA MERCANTILE COMPANY is WUv «GUS Bro CKtoN Mass best* the world We handle a complete line of the celebrated W. L. Douglas Shoes at $2, $2.25, $2.50, $3.50, $4, $4.50 and $5 NEW YORK STORE, GEORGE S. WILSON. The Conrad National Bank OF KALISPELL CAPITAL $125,000.00. - - DIRECTORS - - O E. Conuad, Pres. W. G. Conrad, W. A. Conrad, Cash, J. H. Edwards, Vice Pres. James Conlon,' James A. Ford, Jno. R. Listle, Tiios McGovern, * Gko. 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