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   Anaconda Standard (Newspaper) - September 24, 1901, Anaconda, Montana                                VOL X1II.-NO. 14. ANACONDA, MONTANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS. STANDARD SCORCHED Fire in Newspaper Composing Room Temporarily Cripples Print- ing Plant. Fire in the composing room of. the Standard office in Anaconda yesterday afternoon damaged the typesetting ma- chines to such an extent that they rendered useless for the night's work. This issue, in consequence, is printed in the office of the Butte Inter Mountain in Butte. At first apparently damaged to a treat extent, an examination of the ma- chinery after the fire had 'been extin- guished showed that it suffered compar- atively little. Though watersoaked it Is evident that several of the machines can soon he got in condition for work. The other machines are damaged to a greater extent, and it may be some days before they can 'be. put in running order. None, however, are injured be- yond repair. Damage to the Standard building and to the contents other than machinery is not heavy. The fire started from an explosion of gasoline in No. 3 machine. Because of .the fact that there is no gas plant In Anaconda it is necessary to heat the metal furnace on each machine by gaso- line, led to it by pipe from a main tank. At o'clock Bond Rhue, machinist's helper, began to light up the machines for the night's work. He had fired No. 3 and was in the act of lighting No. 4 when No. 3 exploded, enveloping Rhue in the flames. Several printers standing near by wrapped him in coats Immediately and saved him from serious harm. He lost his eyebrows and eye- lashes and was slightly turned on the right hand. The explosion covered the machine with gasoline and It blazed to the ceil- ing, the celluloid keyboard contributing somewhat to the fierceness of the heat. An alarm was turned in at once and pending the coming of the fire de- partment, employes endeavored to ex- tinguish the fire, but all they could do was to keep it from spreading to the floor. The flames rose 16 feet to the ceiling, spread through that, and pres- ently were burning the rafters in the double roof. The smoke, gasoline laden, was dense and thick, though the supply of gasoline had -been cut off as soon as possible. The fire department arrived speedily. Chief Mentrum, with a line from the chemical, was the first to enter, but so thick was the smoke that he could get in only by wearing a smoke arrester. Then a line of hose was led into the room and an effort made to fight the fire in the double roof with the two streams. So fiercely had the fire burned, however, that the efforts were almost fruitless and an entrance had to be made into the garret before the fire there could be reached effectively. The fire in the composing roof itself was extin- guished without much trouble, but that in the garret required several hours of hard -work. In ascending a ladder through a sky- light to reach the garret, Jack Laird, a hoseman, fell about six feet, striking on a of type, receiving severe bruises. The ladder on which he was climbing had slipped. He was taken at once to the Leland hotel, opposite the Standard office, where it was found his hip was sprained and several minor in- juries had been received. A little later Will Slaughter, a fire department driver, while working with axemen in the garret, suffered a severe wrenching of his wrist. Slaughter was removed to St. Ann's hospital, where he was cared for. It was not until 8 o'clock that the last of the fire in the garret was out. By that time the building was flooded. Most of the damage to the typesetting ma- chines was caused 'by water, though the fire destroyed the keyboards on nearly and smashed the glass faces of the magazines. The newspaper press on the ground floor and the job presses in the base- ment suffered no damage at all. Though the water poured 'through the ceiling from the composing room floor !ts chan- nels were kept away from this valuable machinery and it was further protected by the coverings. In the art department some damage was caused by smoke and water, but the loss there is comparatively light. The fire in the garret came down through a ventilator into the large lodge room, on the same floor as the com- posing room, and then was followed by the water, injuring the carpet and fur- niture and some of the paraphernalia of the several secret societies in the prop- erty rooms adjoining. The job department is immediately un- der the lodge room, but it suffered hard- ly at all, as there was ample time in which to move the stock out of the way of the descending water. The same con- dition of affairs saved the large stock of paper and supplies belonging to the manufacturing department and stored in the basement from serious damage. "Within two hours of the time of the fire the Standard received many tele- grams from the newspapers of the state extending sympathy and proffering the use of their material and plants to as- sist the Standard if needed. The Butte Inter Mountain was among the first to offer assistance. The Standard editorial and mechanical staffs -were moved to Butte on the train leaving Anaconda at p. m. On their arrival in Butte they found everything in readiness in the In- ter Mountain office to go to work. By 9 o'clock the making of this four page paper was in progress. A SHIPMENT OF ORE. Rich. Quartz Is Consigned under Pe- culiar Circumstances. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Great Falls, Sept. sacks of very rich ore have been in the county jail in Great Fa'Ms for the pasrt week. The authorities claim that their owner- ship will be made the subject of in- vestigation within the next few days. ,put in the hands of Attorney Maddox of this city and the ore was stopped for a full investigation. Both Conner and Kffleen have worked in the Florence, 'but .neither had done so for the past two years. In the pres- ent instance the ore has been held as a precautionary measure and for further investigation. It was ndt the intention or the desire of the Florence people nor the authorities that any'bhing should he said in the matter unil it should "have The story of the ore 'has fbeen kept quiet, fully investigated an action taken eince they have been in custody, left to-: but, having gained publicity, ft is per- day it (became public property and the; hars as well that the facts should be outcome is awaited here with interest.! given. C. H. Conner, the gentleman A week ago a mining man from Neihart I whose Initials are on the sacks, and who was coming to Great Falls and at Mon- I it is alleged, was one of the shippers of arch foe noticed a number of sacks of i the ore, is well known in Great Fartls and ore unloaded from a way car, in order j Cascade county and 4s at present a to make room for other .freight. The member of the Montana legislature from shippang of ore in a way car, and at {cascade county. way-car rates, struck the gentleman as peculiar and, going over to the sacks'. The Florence mine at Neihart Is the producer of some of the richest silver ore terest. he ifound one of them open. He picked ever taken out in the camp and runs so up several pieces of the ore with which high that it takes but a small amount sack was filled and was surprised' to go into the hundreds of dollars. The to find that the ore was a very rich rubv present case is a peculiar one and fur- silver, such as is said to toe found on'y ther developments are awaited with in- In the vein of the Florence in the Xei- toart district. The gentleman came to Grea't Falls and Daniel Lenny, super- itendent of the Florence, was communi- cated with. The ore is held -by the sheriff on an indemnifying "bond given toy rhe Florence mining company. In all there were seven sacks and the value was placed at aibout Th Dangerously Hi. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Miles City, Mont, Sept. Lyman, a sheep herder of the 79 outfit from the Musselshell, was 'brought in from the Big Dry and taken to the hos- _ pital. He was discovered on the open sacks were marked "C. H. C." and had Saturday in an unconscious state been shipped by C. A. Conner and Mike; by John McCarthy, the wagon driver, Krleen of Nethart and consigned to and has remained so ever since. He was Mike Killeen at Butte. Further inves- subject to fits from abdominal troubles, tigation is said to have shown that the Dr. Matthews, in charge, does not be- OI-P was 'brought to the freight depot in lieve he can pull through. Neihart after dark and that Mr. KS'lleen, to whom the ore was consigned, had not left Xefliart when the ore was shipped. Both Conner and Kileen left for Lewis- town about the time of the shipment and their side of the story is not known. For an Accounting. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Helena, Sept. trial of the ac- tion begun recently by Gotfrled Kruger of Newark, N. J., against Ferdinand Tho friends of fcoth gentlemen are con-' Dickert, involving a well known property that they will >be to make, at Copper Camp, was begun to-day in satisfactory explanation when they! the district court. Mr. Kruger asks the 'here. The Florence people say j court tti compel his partner, Mr. Dickert, 'they are positive that the ore Is from to make an accounting of ores extracted their mine and that no one has a- right to any of it for the purpose of Shipping. When the ore was first held Mr. Lenny, (superintendent of the Florence, came to the city -and consulted the county at- torney, but no information was filed, Mr. Lenny not feeling authorized to act for tho company, and later tthe matter and money expended to the amount of Governor Vtoole Betunu. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Helena, Sept. Toole has returned from the Flathead valley, where he was called last week on The Standard's Brief Misfortune. Compelled to go to them this morning in abbreviated form on account of evening's fire in its composing room, tbe Standard begs the indulgence of its read- ers, assuring them that every energy is being directed to the Immediate resto- ration of the paper to Us old-time form In every sense. Even before the flre was entirely out, dispatches began to be received from the other newspapers of the state expressing their sympathy and tendering all the material aid in their power for the publi- cation of the Standard during the period of its embarrassment. The universality and the spontaneity of these offers the Standard keenly appreciates. It will make more extended acknowledgment of them later on. For. the present it may be said that never has there been a finer illustration of the amenities of journalism. On account of its facilities for issuing a morning paper with less inconvenience than would ensue to any other office, the Standard accented the courtesies of the Eutte Inter Mountain, which gener- ously placed its entire plant at the Standard's disposal and in every possi- ble strove to facilitate the publica- tion of this issue. Words are inadequate to express the Standard's gratitude to the gentlemen of the Inter Mountain for their kindness in its hour of misfortune. As soon as the Standard is on its feet again, It will endeavor to do greater justice to -this gracious act of the Inter Mountain and to the other newspapers that so promptly and generously ten- dered assistance, than its cripped con- dition last night permitted. To Its advertisers the Standard desires to express sincere regret at its inability tc accomoda'te them in this issue. It was deemed expedient. In fact, it was TOLD Illl TEXAS Witnesses in Schley Inquiry Testified as to the Part She Took in the Battle. Washington, Sept. part play- impossible to attend to the advertising ed the battleship Texas in the naval columns last night. The associated press, battle off Santiago July 3, 1898. was the Via CM O il o report is given in its entirety, and the! basis of the greater part of to-day's proceedings in the Schley naval court news of Anacoonda, Missoula Of inquiry. Of the four witnesses exam- and of 'the state generally is printed al- ined during the day three had been of- most as fully and completely as usual. fleers on board the Texas during the nothing omitted. in the news line has battle and two of them were new wit- These were Commander George j C. Heilner, who was navigator on the The Standard trusts to the good nature i and commander Alexander B. of a constituency always appreciative of' Bates, who was the cheif engineer on its efforts to serve it faithfully and well, that battleship. to pardon its temporary The testimony several times during the i which will be remedied as speedily as ceaseless energy and indomitable pluck can do so. Grateful acknowledgment is made to day was somewhat exciting, especially so when Commander Heilner described the battle and the part the Texas had taken in it. He said that when the Brooklyn made its loop at the begining the Anaconda fire department for earnest woik in subduing what other- wise wouiu have been a disastrous fire. FOR PACIFIC CABLE. New Line Wili ue oompleted to Ha- waii "Within a Year. Albany, N. Y., Sept. Commer- cial Pacilic Cable company, with a cap- "ital of was incorporated here to-day by the following: men: John W. lts of the battle it passed across the Texas' bow at a distance not to exceed 100 to 130 yards and that, at the command of Captain Philip, the Texas had 'been brought to a dead stop. Engineer Bates testified that the star-, sensible and Pond fracturing a bone in'board engines had been stopped, and Ins right leg. The horse was regained jsaid he thought this also had happened as perfectly gentle, but objected to tc the poit engines. Commander Heilner riaden double and bucked the boys off. j expressed the opinion that three miles had been lost by this maneuver and the fact that part of the machinery WAS COLD RACING. But the Crowd, Small, Was was deranged. He said he considered that the Texas was in greater danger v. hen the Brooklyn crossed her bow than at any other time during the battle. On cross-examination Commander i'ackay, Clarence H. Mackay, Edward j Active in Betting. C Plait, Albert Beck, George G. Ward, Special Dispatch to the Standard. Albert B. Chandler and William W. Great Fails, Sept. was a Cook. j raw, batter foietaste of winter and the Heilner admitted having taken part In Respecting the purpose and prospects ciowd that went to attend the races tne preparation of the official navy de- of the new company, Mr. Mackay said i was small, though active in the betting. Partment chart, showing the positions to-day that the Commercial Pacific in the first event, at six furlongs, Tufts, at different times of the ships which Cable company had beeen organized for i the favorite, won handily; Yule second, participated in the battle. He said that acording to this chart the two ships never were neearer than 600 yards of each other. But he contended the chart was inaccurate and he said he had only consented to this as a compromise. Engineer Bates admitted that the offl- the purpose of laying a submarine cable from California to the Philippine isl- ands by of Honolulu. The length of the cable will be about miles, the part to be first laid being from California to the Hawaiian islands. This and Hillary third. Time 1.1S 1-4. In the second event, at five and one- balf furlongs. High Hoe, the favorite, won easily; Dec-apo second, and Tom Kingsley third. Time 1.09 1-2. In the Hotel handicap, at one and portion. Mr Mackay expects, will be in i ore-sixteenth mile, Billy Randall's Free cial steam loS of the Texas contained operation within nine months. The Pass- a rank outsider in the betting, no record of the signal to reverse the time required for the laying of the re- mainder of the cable from the Hawaiian islands to the Philippine islands will de- pend on how quickly the cable can be made, but Mr. Mackay believes the whole cable will be completed within two years from this-date. On Aug. 23 Mr. Mackay made applica- tion to the United States for landing rights in California and the Hawaiian won in a.drive from Rosonnonde, the i engines- Commander Schroeder testified favorite: Spike third. Time 1'5Q. i concerning the coal supply of the Massa- The talent fell hard in this race and chusetts, which he said would have been a large amount of wise money was for a 'b-lockade of from 16 burned up. In the fourth i to -20 days. event, at seven fur- The aay Closed with another animat- longs, Tosti, a 2 to 1 shot, beat controversy between counsel as to the favorite, easily, with Del Al- ,the of bringing Admiral Sampson's len third. name into the trial. In the last event of the day, at five Tne members of the Schley court of islands and the Philippines islands. The i Lady "contrary, another out- inquiry found the accommodations of company, Mr. Mackey announces. is willing to lay the cable on the same terms and conditions at San Francisco, Honolulu and Manila, so far as landing rights are concerned, as were imposed by the United States government on er, beat Midlove, the favorite, easily, the tO01 with La Gorta third, and more wise money changed hands. FAIR IS OFF. at the navy yard some- what improved when it met there at the usual hour of 11 o'clock to-day. The long, bare room, which hitherto had I been open from floor to roof, had been completely transformed over Sunday by on the Atlantic coast of the United States. The nc-w company does not any subsidy or any guarantee, which is Mr. Mackay's reason for believing there will be no trouble on agreeing with the- government on the terms and conditions upon which the cable will the cable lines which had been landed Fergus County Decides to Abandon the addition of a ceiling of plain white cloth. This had the effect also of im- proving the acoustics of the hall, so that the court and others had less difficulty than formerly in hearing the witnesses. It authoritatively stated to-day that the navy department had no inten- tion at present of bringing Admiral be landed. j of the members of the Fergus County SamPson Washington as a witness The new cable, when it reaches the Fair association to indefir.-itely postpone nr to. any other manner at will connect at that point i the fair, was to be held on the tJie v. ith the present submarine- cable run- i 26ih'and 27th of month. Lemly presented the deck log ning from the Philippines to Japan, and The Fergus county fair has always of ths Brooklyn, Texas, Iowa, with the cable running from the Philip- l.cen a most successful affair each year, Castine- Marblehead, Massachusetts, pines to China. A direct fable route and a most popular gathering, and the New Orleans. Oregon, St. from China and Japan to the United directors abandoned it u ith i egret. The Paul> Scorpion, Yale, Vixen, Eagle, Du- States will thus be established. At c-okl. stormy weather of the present ront> Hav'k and Merrimac. the Annual Show. Dispatch to the Standard. j Great Falls. Sept. dispatch re- ceived fiom Lewistown to-day states owing to the difficulty experienced in (Staining attractions and entries, it decided this morning at a meeting- 1 of the members of the Fergus County present cablegrams from China to the United States have to be sent by way of Europe. Mr. Mackay said that the present cable rates from the United States to the Philippines and to China and Japan would be reduced from 30 to 60 per cent, when the cable is laid. TO CONSOLIDATE PLANTS. Steel Companies Will Combine Under One Set of Officers. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. Post says: The reorganization of some of the constituent companies. of fhe United manth and the extreme diflsc-ulty in se- curing sufficient attractions, owing to 1-revious engagements, was the direct cf'.r.se of the abandonment. "How About the "How about the New asked Judge Wilson. "I want to expedite the proceedings." "I have no said Captain j Lemly; "I want to hasten the proceed- Held in Five Hundred Dollars Bonds I as much as-possible." Proceeding, Captain Lemly said he had suggested such logs as he consider- O'CONNOR BOUND OVER. on Serious Charge. Special Dispatch to the Standasd. Great Falls, Sept. Sidnev H O'Con- i eu essential and that he would have Hearing Postponed. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Helena, Sept. Clements to- day postponed the -hearing on the appli- cation of W. J. Machaflie for an injunc- tion restraining the state board of exam- iners from making purchases of sup- plies without contracts until next Thurs- rfay. Thrown from Horse. Special Dispatch to the Standard. Miles City, Mont., Sept. Pond, a son of Charles Pond of Helena, and Charles Meyers were thrown from a horse to-day, Meyers being knocked i .1 ---w I 41C court i sjred the matter to be print. criminal i Scnley.s counsel ob. the entire logs the fleet left Key th battle off Santiago be A few weeks ago the girl gave m-ade available' After some exchanges birth to a child.-and the arrest follow- i eu. O'Conner was put under bail was tc insure his appearance and this morn- ing left for Monarch. It is said that he expressed his intention of marrying ags. was this morning on a charge of assault, the complaint being sworn by W. R. Callcn, who claimed that States Steel corporation, which was be- daughter had bc-t-n seduced by gun soon after President Schwab took j O'Conner and that she hold of i9.e greater company, is to be carried on again as soon as matters have quieted down from the strike. This was stated by one of the officials of the United States Steel corporation. One -of the first moves to be made, It is said, will 'be the consolidation of the Ameri- can Sheet Steel company and the Amer- ican Tin Plate company. Now that the strike is practically over the steel offi- cials are looking anxiously for the re- newal of the original plans. The con- solidation of the Carnegie company, the American Steel Hoop company and the National Steel company, under one man- agement of the Carnegie company is taken as the coming model for the other of this nature. The business, according to the plans said to have been decided upon, will be conducted by one set of officers. The plants will be brought closer together and work more in unison. opinion on the part of the counsel, reached that miral Schley'a counsel were merely creating delay by their objections. "I propose to develop the facts in case and technical objections will not avail to he said. The purpose of this inquiry was to develop what Messrs. Lemly and Hanna considered an error in Admiral Hlggin- son's testimony. He 'had said that the Massachusetts could not have remained on blockade for more than 12 days, an4 then the vessel would 'be without coal and powerless to proceed to coal. The Supply of Coal. The objection to the quest'fSR was not pressed and upon reading the log. Com- mander Schroeder said it showed that the Massachusetts had -more than 400 tons of coal aboard when sha arrived at Santiago. Mr. Hanna Asssumingr that the Mas- sachusetts, on blockade duty, world use 30 to 40 tons of coal per day, how long could the -Massachusetts remain oft blockade before Santiago with that sup- ply of "That would depend entirely upon the nature of the blockade and upon whether we would have to go some dis- tance to replenish the coal supply. By keeping under way at night, as we did up to the first of June, of course, wf used a little more coal than we would have by keeping stationary blockade, as was done afterwards. I do not re- member the coal consumption per day. My recollection was that during the stationary -blockade, the noon signal was to use 25 to 30 tons a day." Commander Schroeder was questioned at some length along this line, the pur- pose of the Questioning being to bring out the amount of coal daily consumed by the Massachusetts while on the block- ade line. "Assuming the distance to Key "West to be miles, what coal would be asked Captain Lemly. Commander Schroeder I should think 150 to 175 tons would probably have taken us there. "We can always rely upon that because as a rule the engineers keep a little ahead rather than beh'ind their coal account. Describes the Battle. When Commandeir Sdhroeder left the stand he  no guns fired When the squadron approadhed To his knowledge no effort was made to ascertain whether 'the Spanish fleet was nt or to destroy Nor had there the girl it is alleged he wronged. Bidder on Butte Federal Building Is in the harbor at that pi Spanish -works there. been any effort to with Cubans on shore until Captain McCalla arrrived ou the Martflefaead. He told how the fleet had proceeded from Cien- fuegos to within 20 miles of Santi'ago. "We he said, "good weather; a fresh wind and a sea that was moderate to rougih." None of tihe fighting ships had delayed the fleet, he said, but some of the smalles- vess'els had. The fleet was signaled that the rendezvous would be 25 miles south of Santiago. Commander Heilner said that while the Texas was not in the en- gagement with the Colon, on May 31, he had seen some of the shots from the enemy -which h'ad faJHen dhort. From Clettfuegos to Santiago. The witness was then asked to de- scribe the battle of July 3, and said: "The Texas had been heading about east when the enemy was seen com- ing out of Santiago. Lieutenant Bris- tol, who was officer of the deck at the time, rang to go ahead full speed, and put the helm hard to starboard to make a turn. When I got on deck he informed me what had happened and I sent him below and assumed charge of the deck. The captain told me that he had eased the helm until they could find which way the ships were going and he also rang haJf speed. I suggested full He sadd the battery was not ready. I told him It would be ready before the ship was In position to fire and then he said 'All right" and rang for full speed. When the second of the enemy's ships followed i Spenal Dispatch to the Standard. Sep.. parts of t desired rould bi Captain Lemly also presented thp etoom r -r. 11 i me seuunu 
                            

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