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Butte Miner, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1908, Anaconda, MontanaSecond edition the Butte Miner the weather. Fair today and tomorrow. Vol. 828. Butte Montana. Sunday morning August 9, 1908. Established 187c. Officers watch lonely Cabin where s. S. Hobson is ordered to leave on pain of death and after Long Vigil arrest farm employee and later a com Panion sheriff confident he has the right Man. Special do Patch to the Miner Lewistown aug genuine Black hand ease is just now engrossing the attention of the officers Here the in tended victim of the plotters being s. A Hobson the Well known banker. On monday june 29, he received in mall the following communication which had been neatly written with an indelible Penola Lewistown june 28. Or. S. S. Juno tuesday at o clock p. M. You take and leave it in the North West Corner of the old log House stand ing on the William Hall ranch about one mile West of town. It now to Longs to you and do not return there Tor two weeks after. Providing this is not done we have your Days num bored from june 80, or if j of Menchion this to any Ono Olse or to do a thing one of us will get you. This Money will be returned to you the same Way in the near future providing there is nothing said. Black Pinkerton. On watch. Without loss of Timo a Pinkerton detective was secured and while he did not take the matter seriously a close watch on the Cabin was kept but without result. After several Days the Deteo tvo retired without having accomplished anything and John c. Bebb for several years City marshal took his place in keeping Tho Cabin under observation. This was also fruitless and the Effort to establish the identity of the writer was Given up. About the first of this week however or. Hobson received a second letter from the Sarae person who wrote Tho first and it gave the incident a decidedly serious aspect. Following the plan agreed upon at first or. Hobson had put a Dummy package in the Cabin the contents being newspaper cuttings and this second Black hand note it Clear that the writer has secured this package and had also sized up the guard kept near the Cabin. This letter reads. S. Monday night aug. 3, you take the same amount of Money a you was told 1n our other letter Only half of it in Gold j1.000. And put it in the same place As the other should have been. To cannot use your Flam and Don t you Menchion it to any one this time and we will not forgive you for any thing if to find anyone there when we go and Don t got the Money it will be All Day with you. We mean Biz and will not Monkey with you any More. We Wero there several times and found you had a Man there. We could have gotten him very easy but you Are the Guy we want and if you Don t come know the rest. You had better let your friends alone in a Case of this kind for they make it worse for you. If you had let them alone before and done As your interest told you you would never heard from us again but if you Don t do it. It will soon to All Day with you. Hoping we have Given you warn Long we will expect you to do As we say. Black catch a suspect. Sheriff Rdward Martin was now called in and being informed As to All of the occurrences arranged to have the in such a Way that the Black hand Gentry would not to Able to discover the watchers. The sheriff and his deputies served in re lays getting to a hiding place without being observed. A couple of evenings ago. Just As sheriff Martin was being relieved by Deputy sheriff John big Len a Man came in View going directly to the Cabin. As the sheriff had stepped out and was also in View to lasted the Man who said his purpose a going to the Cabin was to take a Bath. He proved to be one c. J. Jonos who has been employed by or. Welter on the ranch for some two months past. A few More questions Onvan cd Tho sheriff that there was something wrong with Jones sex Ilan Atlon and he conducted the Man of the ranch. At the time Jones was Arr Yang a Rifle. In his room was found an envelope which he had addressed o his Mother who resides in Iowa. The writing was in indelible Pencil As the Black hand letters Wero and he writing corresponded exactly with hat in the threatening epistles. On inquiry the sheriff Learned that last sunday the Day when the second letter was mailed in this City Jones had spent several hours in his room with William Carver and the latter was later taken into custody in order to ascertain if he had observed anything that might be connected with the Black hand incident. A full investigation is under Way and the officers feel certain that they have Tho person who wrote the letters the Only question in their minds being As to whether or not to had associates. Jones is about 28 years old and Camo to Montana from Iowa a few months ago. He claims to have been a rail Way telegraphed in the East. Carver is also n newcomer hero. C. J. Jones was today bound Over flames sweeping toward Montana line cover a front of in Miles. Forests in Western part of state blazing fiercely Monitor mining company s plan is threatened but All towns Are Clear of Tho fire Creek Timber is burning. To the District court on Tho charge of attempting blackmail. Illinois f St primary election he turns Are coming in slowly. Republican Bace close. Chicago aug. O clock this morning accurate returns from the first primary election Ever held in this state were coming in gradually and Tho result is still in doubt except in a few particulars. The contest has been one of the fiercest Ever held in Illinois the Strug Gles in the Republican party for the gubernatorial nomination and for endorsement for United states senator being especially severe. From the incomplete returns at hand it can Only be stated that Tho contest Between gov. Charles s. Neneen and former gov. Yates for tin gubernatorial nomination is extremely close. Deneen carried the City of Chi Cago and the county of Cook by approximately votes but the re turns indicate that Yates has received the greater support in the state outs do of Cook county. The Deneen people claim that the returns indicate the nomination of their Man by about the managers of former governor Yates assert that he will certainly have a Strong majority. On the democratic ticket the indications arc that sex vice president Adial Stevenson of Bloomington Lias been nominated. James Hamilton Lewis of Chicago made a wonderful run in his Home City receiving at least plurality. For endorsement is United slates senator Between senator Albert j. Hopkins and representative George i Edmund Foss of Tho tenth District is extremely close. Foss carried the City of Chicago by but the returns from the stale at Largo no indefinite Nurt conflicting. Tho present indications however seem slightly to favor Foss. Lawrence 13. Stringer of had n. Wal Tawny in to democratic party for Tho senatorial endorsement. Tho primary election excited prent int Orost particularly among the republicans who polled a. Much larger Voto than the democrats. In this ally the total Volfi East for the gubernatorial continued on 1 ago two in Kier hid Tattoo believes there would be fewer affinities and divorcees. Going to see Teddy. Warsaw ind., aug. Would be fewer affinities and divorces if All married women in the United states were tattooed on the Chin said Rev. Arthur Rawl native of Maori land n. Z., in addressing an audience of at Winona Lake Assembly. He added now that i am headed for Washngton i think i shall ask president Roosevelt to use his influence to have such a Bill put through population for Helena according to Polk special i Spirrh to he Miner Helena aug. Is Given a population this year of by the directory company this year s directory containing names. The increase Over last year is 1.2c4. Aerial navigation co. Has filed its articles Boston aug. Aerial in Vega Lon company of Boston to do a freight and passenger business by Airship be tween Boston new York and Points was incorporated at the state 11 Bouse today Tho capital Stock being . Special dispatch to the Miner Missoula aug. Received by the local Bureau of the Forest serv ice today were to the effect that Tho fire which started at Taft a week ago had broken from the control of the men fighting it and was burning with increasing fury. A message from supervisor Ehlers Koch who is directing the fire fighters said that the Taft fire had been augmented by a conflagration rolling up from Tho Colour d Alene Side of the National preserve and that a solid fro Wall covered a frontage of 16 Miles above and below Saltese. The Monitor mining company s property is threatened but All towns Are re ported Clear of the danger zone. Fire at lick Creek. Another fire is reported from lick Creek in Miles South of Hamilton in Tho bitter Root Valley. Supervisor White and a Force of rangers went from Here today to attempt to subdue this fire which has already assumed threatening proportions. Still another fire is reported at to Keefe s Creek. Great volumes of smoke from this latest fire Are plainly visible from Missoula it is difficult to obtain authentic reports from this District but the local officials believe the Blaze is a bad Ono. It is feared that nothing Short of a heavy rain will stay the Progress of Tho fire. Many fires. Forest fires Are reported in various portions of the Western part of this and Sanders counties. On wednesday Flo separate Forest fires were raging in portions of the Cabinet Reserve. Of these it is stated that three Are now practically under control. Twenty Mon have been engaged during the week in subduing fires on Prospect Creek across the River from Thompson Falls. Another Blaze on the Thompson River kept a Small Force of men Busy. Two fires Aro also reported in Tho swamp Creek and Eddy Creek districts but they Ore not of a serious nature. The weather conditions during the past few weeks have been very favourable for Fern and a Good rain would relieve Tho situation. In 11sio Nom Inee is at the betas Home. Nebraskan visited by one who talked with Jackson Pater s. Morrison aged 95, who lives near Sheridan wyo., entertains or. Bryan with. Stories of Early Days at the he Public. Fairview Lincoln neb., aug. Tabo oing politics almost entirely Wil Liam j. Bryan and Eugene w. Chaflin candidate for the democratic and prohibition parties respectively for the presidency of Tho United states were in conference today for nearly an hour at Fairview the Home of or. Bryan. Having been advised of his coming or. Bryan went out on Tho front Steps As Tho big automobile bearing his prohibitionist rival drove up and extended a Hearty greeting. I heard that you were coming to Beard me in my said candidate Bryan and so i went and got shaved. You Are just a Little too responded candidate Chaflin quickly i shall enter the Den just the Hearty Welcome. To was ushered into the House in a Way that left no doubt of the heartiness of the Welcome. The conversation turned from one subject to another but dwelt mostly on Tot Etol the rus Sian sociologist whom both men were greatly interested in. In the opinion of or. Bryan Tolstoi is the greatest iving thinker on sociological subjects jut his one objection to him is his Ali of Faith in Christ. But he makes up for declared or. Bryan by putting most of the great Flotye company of Minneapolis owes Mobe than five million. Mismanagement hinted in application to court la a step toward to organization of big milling con Cern the Book value of whose property said to be doctrines of Christ his daily into practice in the women s league of new York state is taking a most Active part n the settlement of the number of important Public questions which affect women particularly. One of the most important works under Aken by the league is the influence of employers to increase the number of their women workers. To Advance this work they have set aside August 15 As Prosperity Day. On that Day the league will make Public the results of its efforts to increase the number of women workers which have been in Progress for several months. In this group Are shown three of the officers of the league who have taken a Lead in this work. At the top on the left is mrs. Lydia k. Commander chairman of Prosperity Day committee of the women s league on the right is mrs. Thomas j. Vivian director from new York county of the women s eague and chairman of the press committee. At the Bottom is mrs. Selie d. Rivera president of the women s league of new York state. He league has already accomplished much Good. Mrs. Commander As taken a prominent part in the women s suffragist movement. Firs. Vivian is Well known wherever there is work to be done for the improvement of the condition of women or some charitable under aking is to be furthered. She was very Active in raising the fund for lie Relief of the Galveston flood sufferers and for the people of stricken an Francisco left destitute by the practical destruction of the Pacific Oast Metropolis. Mrs. De Rivera also has been a prominent figure in Ivonen s work for several 01 of 1" Hurricane in Hungary 4 missing Szegedin Hungary aug. A Hurricane this afternoon a Largo fac tory collapsed and a Hundred workmen wore burled in Tho ruins. Four corpses Anil m Persona severely Hurt have been Reeo Vireil from the re Earls. Seventy persons Are Hill missing. Auto Accident prominent Buffalo lawyer killed Lii Fralo aug. N. He Carol a prominent Kun Man lawyer wan lulled and Joseph Hart was perhaps fatally injured at o clock thin morning when their automobile struck a Stroot car a Capon getting api of her seven year old child loses bal Ance and topples Over into Swift Stream. Sir Clil

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