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Anaconda Standard (Newspaper) - April 7, 1901, Anaconda, Montana 1 WEATHER FOR Generally westerly winds WEATHER TOR Generally westerly VOL. 2O9. 7, 1901. LITTLE EVELINE BLEWETT James a Greybeard of 70, Suspected of the ble Double Crime of Criminal Assault and Angry Crowd Tried to Lynch Him on the Body Was Found on the Blazing INTENSE HEAT LICKED THE FLESH FROM afternoon about 2.30 I and assistance and generous men weie O'clock Eveline a 9-year-old was burned in a cabin at the Walkerville and James the watchman employed by the water is under charged with having caused her death The cabin stood on the edge of the reservoir and between the structure and the tower was a light board fence that encircled the Into this enclosure little Eveline Blewett ventured about 2 o'clock in the after- noon and half an hour afterward smoke and flames suddenly issued from the cabin and Warne was ob- served making a leisurely attempt to secure water with which to extinguish the When the men residing in the neighborhood reached the place the cabin was a blazing mass of crackling boards and the body of the little girl taken from the burning cabin charred beyond Cooked Her The body lay upon the bed upon the watchman slept and the mattress of the cot supported the charred remains as they were drawn from the of the It was plain that or some other had been the cabin be- fore the flames began their The body of the little girl lay upon the raised about two feet from the when the was raging in the Interior of the and the intense heat cooked tender flesh beyond all ready with aid In the midst of hei newest griet the stricken mother mourned her departed husband and be- wailed her helplessness in the midst of soiro A little girl to re- member and my boy was born aiter he left she said have lived in the hope that I might laise my children to be good and and just as my little girl was growing up to be the pride of my life she is taken fiom me. 1 have been but my children and the good friends about me have almost made me forget how poor I But thp helplessness of being a widow at such a time as A subscription fund was started among the neighbors and in a few minutes was raised to defray the funeral expenses of the The body was removed to under- taking for and brought back to ville and returned to the sorrowing Eviline Blewett and Her by an mangled examination of the THE AGED Warne IK Given a Hard Name by erville Yesterday's tragedy caused a found shock to the community of but not altogether as a months ugly have been afloat concerning Warne and his actions concerning young girls have been viewed with Mothers have warned their little ones to keep away from the cabin behind the board but the old it is frequently enticed girls back HAS AN UGLY semblance of a human candy or and Ing was saved from the ruins but the he was Persistent in his attempts to keep the little ones about his The indignation of the people of body she and the bed upon which A variety of circumstances indicate erville flamed up as soon as the news that Watchman Warne is guilty of the ofthe tragedy was noised about and child's and suspicion points to another more horrible When only the rapid retreat of the officers of the law with their and the sub- the men living in the house near the sequent removal from the city to an adjoining county saved the accused scene of the tragedy rushed to the spot Warne was strangely reluctant to man from the object of summary explain the circumstances attending the girl's He did not even tell vengeance at the hands of a Warne has been in the employ of the that she was being burned in the Vrater tor about 10 He Ing building until the fire had gained such headway that it was impossible to rescue the child the heat had eaten away the flesh from her bones and little except the skeleton Saved From Warne is an old past 70 years of and his peculiar actions and appearance challenged the suspicions of the crowd until he was openly charged with having criminally assaulted the little girl and then fired the cabin to conceal his fiendish was regarded as too old for active em- ployment and his position as watchman at the reservoir was given him a few years ago to reward the old man for faithfulness in the It was stated by those most familiar with his past that he was 72 years of age and that he had relatives living in Seattle and Be fused to Warne absolutely refused to talk about the occurrence which resulted so disastrously to the little girl and Point to the Guilt of the Old The circumstances sui rounding the case are strongly in favor of the view of the case that looks upon Warne as being guilty of the little girl's The girl was 9 years and large for her and under ordinary would have been more likely to escape from the burning cabin than her more aged Indeed the residents of who the little girl were strongly disposed to prejudge the accused upon the grounds that the girl would have easily escaped from the place if she had not been before the cabin was wrapped in flames Skull When the body of the girl was taken body taken from the building jumped to was that the skull had been crushed before the fire ignited the bed upon which body lay when it was The body was burned so badly that the flesh hung from the bones in One of the feet was burne 1 completely away at tne ankle and the other limb terminated in a. shapeless The body lay on the and pait the ures still retained a semblance of the human The arms had been drawn up as if to protect the but the little hands that had been placed in the posture of shielding the eyes had been licked away by the hot tongues of the The clothing of the body was entirely gone and the bones of the skeleton protruded through the The body was taken from the huge tin in which it was conveyed to the and placed in a white coffin and the lid fastened down with The jury will not view the re- mains and the interment will take place as speedily as possible UNITED STATES OUTVOTED THE COUNCIL Powers Determined to Heavily Garrison Nine Forts Be- tween Pekin and the Places Little Confidence in the Pacific Assurances of Russia in EYE WITNESSES AT THE It Was an Angry Crowd That Looked Tpon the The men who ran to the scene of the fire the alarm was given were WILL ASSIST THE MIKADO IN BUCKING THE BEAR The Cabin on the Edge of the .to the morgue the skull was found to be It was impossible for the doctors to say what cause was re- sponsible for this but the conclusion the spectators who saw the too late to render any assistance either in saving life or The kerville fire department was unable to on Page Twelve E OF THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS IN THE He evaded the questions with which he ed him behind the bars of the To was the lower part of his a Standard reporter he ing was disarranged in a most have to you know and these circum- as much about it as I and he could stances so strongly supported the not be induced to break the seal of picions of the crowd that only for the had put upon his He timely appearance of Marshal J. W. Kennedy of who ar- rested Warne and removed him from the accused man would in made the statement at while the house wae burning that the little girl had upset the gasoline stove and was to death before she ill likelihood have been dangling from escape from the building The the of a rope before many cabin had no windows and m the it he was roughly ened interior of the tingle room it was with water from the reservoir Possible for a child to have become ind pursued by an irate who so confused that no exit from the place brandished an axe and was only pre- could be found in time to escape from rented from taking the law into his tne hands by the interference of the Warne was taken to the He Enticed the Yesterday was pay day and Jail and as darkness he made the statement that he had told ie was removed by the sheriff to a the girl to come to his cabin and he would give her a nickle He explained the accident by which the cabin was set on fire by saying that she ed to take the money from his pockets and pushed her away and accidentally tipped over the line The little girl had ly gone to the old man's cabin but seldom and she left home to make yesterday's trip to the secluded without telling her mother where she was Warne is an alert man for his age and he was able to escape from the building without serious long gray beard was badly but otherwise was uninjured His be- havior the fire began to direct suspicion toward him and indicate that he had reasons for wishing all evidence connected with body in the burning cabin to VIP entirely If this was his he was for the mains of the little girl were so badly burned that no evidence could be ob- out of reach of the mob's A Fatherless Mrs. Julia mother of the Sead lives at No. 1504 Dunn about 100 yards from the if her daughter's The father the little girl died eight years and a few weeks after his demise a eon was born Into the world to add to the burden of the The way of life led by Mrs. Blewett has been a toilsome She has had occasional help from the but her living has been mainly earned at tne washboard in her humble she has nobly discharged her duties as a Few sadder have ever darkened the home DL a widow than came yesterday to take from Mrs. life her most cherished The scene in little cottage Into which the body of the dead girl was borne was pathetic in the Kind neighbors came to offer sympathy New York's latest celebrated case in criminal annals Involves the alleged murder of William R. en aged and eccentric millionaire whose estate is valued at anywhere from two to six million The contest is two Rice Albert T. who is held for is one of the principal The contest is brought the first will which was made in Texas on September 26, 1896. and the bulk of Rice's estate is left to the Rice institute at The heirs who are trying to have this document set aside include brother of Rice and a laige company of nephews and The heirs at law would much prefer to have the second known as the Patrick admitted to under it they fare much The Patrick will has been duly filed in the surrogate's but is branded by the police authorities and those connected with the Rice institute as a The principal figure during last week's hearing was Charles F. who had acted in the capacity of valet and secretary for the old Jones at first declared to several people that Patrick killed He now takes it all back and declares that he at Patrick's administered chloroform and put Rice to April meetings of the generals of the allied troops and Count von Waldersee thie morning was of great interest and it was beforehand had ally been decided Still the ing showed conclusively the attitude of the different powers The only dis- senters from the plan were eral the and General commander of the Russian who both that the number of points to be pied was excessive and also that the number of troops was too The other generals were unanimous in the opinion that nine points on the right of the river should be occupied between Pekin and with exclusive of the in This w ill be a permanent while the reduction of the present will be made according to the wishes of the respective The railway between and Pekin will be it not being a line of com- with the General Chaffee suggested that it was only necessary to occupy two points between and Tientsin and three between Tientsin and with a total of exclusive of those at It was not sary he said to have soldiers at as naval vessels were always there and because the reliefs would be backward and General thought that men would be sufficient for occupying Tientsin and The views of the majority will be presented to the ministers for diate as the generals feel that the acceptance by the Chinese of these terms may include the total destruction of the forts at and will mean complete when arrangements ought to be made for tha withdrawal of a majority of the forces from JAPAN TOO Washington Thinks She Will Soon Poll la Her April opinion prevails among officials here that the excitement reported as existing in an over the Manchurian question and the talk of ultimatums is all upon a statement of affairs that ed before the delivery of the Russian note yesterday to Secretary A simple calculation assures them that the Japanese could not have known of the last note when the belligerent publications were made in It Is therefore believed that when the tenor of the note is learned and the Japanese find that the proposed secret treaty has been abandoned they will accept the situation with Sooner or later this note is sure to find for it is necessary to make up the record of the but the time Is not No doubt Is here that the secret treaty is no longer to be and already at- tention is being directed to the next The ministerial council at Pekin Is believed to have temporarily ed and the Manchurian lem is the sole object of interest at present so far as China is concerned The suggestion has been made that having established the ness of her intentions as to the powers shall meet her half way in her reformatory movement and under- take to assist her In securing the sent of China for the adoption of such precautionary measures as may be to safeguard what are by them as purely Russian inter- ests in that In that case such a suggestion may come from the United there would be nothing more required than a forward and open statement by Russia of the conditions sought to be laid and with a recognized ness of purpose behind these the It Is would surely give their RUSSIA'S The English Pessimistic April attitude toward as outlined day by Official Messenger of St. is interpreted almost by the British press as capable of being condensed into the single (I am I remain and there is no disposition to believe the matter Is thus The which throughout has taken a moderate declares that if Russia goes back on her promise now given as to the integrity of and proceeds to assume in Manchuria the authority denied by formal she will have to confront not only the the armed might of tile energetic nation under the rule of the is conscious of Us strength to aid the greatness of Its the paper will have the sympathy and support of nearly all the powers Interested In the far East. The Daily Chronicle makes similar interpreting Russia's and says that of the powers which really count Japan is the only one which is at all likely to back her test with The Daily News says Russia's policy is clear as daylight and simply means no shred of independence for The paper has a firm friend and ally I in the United The American I government lost no time in publishing I the pacific assurance re- by Secretary Hay from Count Russian ambassador at Bobbers April von see reports to the war office that after dispersing the robber bands to the northeast of the troops en- gaged in that work have returned to their In the course ations 20 robbers were killed and one gun and 29 wagons with arms and munition were He WIU St. April tic seizure of Yang Chinese ister to Russia after his recent view with Count the sian foreign will probably necessitate his withdrawal Negotiations with China Petersburg ceased since his Japan April Shanghai respondent of Special it has transpired that Russia recently proposed to the neutralization of but that Japan refused tne as insufficiently made re- garding her VICTORIES FOR They Get Nearly All They Asked For ml the 111., April conference of coal miners and operators of Springfield bad an agreement to-day which is a practical victory fpr the the only demand that recede from being for free oil and cotton for drivers and other day laborers In the The price of oil was made uniform at 50 cents a Other rates fixed by the agreement are as being increased from the old 12.35; when when All men are to be permitted to work single after Oct 1 and after that date there will be but one time each and that Jim before quitting work at All mines that have been Idle for tha past few days will resume operations on A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL Destroyer Will Eerily Make Thirty April torpedo boat destroyer Goldsborough made two successful trial trips of an official ries thie afternoon in Seattle She attained a speed of 28% ing Franklin coal Her builders claim that with Welsh or mal she will easily make 30 knots on her final trial Thie speed she must make before she The vessel's machinery worked ly and not the slightest accident red the day's It Is expected that if all goes well she will be given her final trial and accepted by the trial board next w The naval officers are much pleased with the results given by the use of domestic which is. said to surpass that of British once used exclusively by the ment on this A Brutal April ward M. Brodie and James F. Troop C. third were recently convicted by court martial at Manila of murder and sentenced to ment at hard labor for It from the a copy of which been received at the war that the accused murdered a native boy 10 years of age they met on the Major General commanding the department of Northern approved the which will be duly executed at WILL BE IN ANACONDA JUNE FIRST Special Dispatch to the D. April the Editor of the The ary of President McKinley has just been It Is so arranged that he and b's party will reach conda at a. m. June 1 and will re- main in the city until a. m. THOMAS H. Special Dispatch to the D. April tary Cortelyou is given as for the statement that President returning frw slope will come via M and theace
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