Butte Mine Disaster 1917
IHE GAZETTE CAEBIES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PHESS BEFOBtS IVEBT DAY VOL. XVI. NO. 222. illiinn "I ROT? InFff I ISW1 Tf TO PREVENT SPREADING OF BUILT Forty-Eight Charred Bodies Are Recovered but Hope for Others Is Abandoned-Fire May Burn for Months BUTTE, ,7 line !). All aeeoiinted lor niiii of 200 had escape abandoned toiiiiiht to the 2,200 fool It at when vel of adjoining mines, waded arm nits, encountered s bodies which they were eight, dead had been recovered ni It had been.' planned to attempt to hoist 11 bodies through 'the High Ore mine of the Anaconda company, but a shifting in th'e air currents drove out the helmet men, and to .prevent the High Ore mine from filling with gas, bulkheading was started early tonight and the bodi-es will be walled in i crete-until some future inent of the fire will .permit their recovery. The entire mines rescue organization oi is engaged in rescue work,-but the efforts I have taken on a forlorn aspect as underground precludes any hope trapped men may have escaped. Helmet men when the 2,200 foot reached, rang the danger signal to the sin n.nKoit lbo wildest exvi t (uncjit. it being b tlio ;rii!il hud come from "-' ,,if" .- - ----- , , were alive. Ambulances were called and every physic-inn in the city liiirriedly summoned to the -North Butte. The return of the helmet men to the surface with nevys that it was impossible for any human to live in the dense gas filling the-lower workings of the Xorth Butte spread gloom. The Orauite Mountain shaft, the deepest in Butte, was a roaring chimney, and with the deslruc- tion of the sunnorting Umbers the ground is caving, .1 .,n in connecting with adjoining mines, and the situation ... :i. f L-l.Mi...- t1ii i from filling with gas and preventing further im liohtiiio- that it will become necessary immediatelv li ui' iln 10 wan in loin" "i (Continued on SIXTEEN PAGES. ER PROPERTIES BULKHEADS OFF hoj iojic I iiai any i l lie n u- i i' it H'lievcd 1o nuiulici" in excess (lie North lutte mines, Avas the helmet men penetrated the Speeiilator mine from tlirenoli water up to the ronj; ';is and saw ninny unable to recover. Forty U) niu'ht fall. li eon-iguish- day when the extn P.utte night found ic en- the situation Unit any o I level was 'ace which ieved that i . 1 1 entranned men who still lu dincted from the levels i nrevenl these nronerties nmipiN until the lire can - Page 4, Column 1.) ..BILLINGS, FLIES T ILL ES MOORE, CQ1CTEQ OF MUROEHINC MRS. DUNN CURS PT. PAUL, June 9 Mike Moore, alleged go-between in the killing of Mrs. Alice M. Dunn in this city several weeks afro, was found guilty of murder in the first degree by a jury today which deliberated less than an hour. The extreme lien-alty in this state is life imprisonment. Moore -was the first of several persons indicted in the case, and it was charged that he arranged with Joe Redenbaugh, confessed slayer of Mrs. Dunn, for the killing' at the behest of her husband, Frank J. Dunn. Dunn's trial is to come next. J , Cursing the judge, the jury and all others in the courtroom, Moore demanded that he te sentenced immediately, lie declined to make any statement and was given a life term at hard labor in Stillwater penitentiary, bv Judge llanft. The announcement of the sentence was the signal for an-ritlier outbreak of violence by Moore before lie was taken away by officers. Except for a character witness, a woman, Moore gave the only testimony offered by the defense. In it he admitted having given Kedenbaugb and Frank Mel'ool $2,'m0 the afternoon after the murder of Mrs. Dunn, but gave no testimony concerning the alleged complicity of Dunn. Moore was a bartender in a saloon where one of the alleged plots ror Mrs. Dunn's murder va; made, lie had previously served prison terms for minor offenses. tew CUBE WASHINGTON', June 9 The ltal an war mission virtually completed its conference wan American onieiais today and will leave sometime next week for a farewell tour oi the soutn and middle west. Although no formal announcement of the results of the conference was made it was understood there was a complete agreement for co-operation between this government and Italy, in cluding unstinted financial and indus trial aid from the United States. A new loan probably will bi made shortly. MO XT AN TO KA1SK $IO.tUIO. lllvLENA, June 9. Montana will raise , $400,000 for the national Ked Cross, a statewide convention of work ers for the fund meeting heia today has promised. Honorable 10. K. Day of' Helena, who represented the state at the recent Ked Cross convention in Cortland, Ore., presided. Governor Sam V. Stewart was among the speakers. Headquarters will be opened here at once under State Manager Charles CAP Puehler. MONTANA, SUNDAY, JUNE 10, ILSOfJ EXPLAINS IR ftlS OF THE UNITED STATES NEITHER ANNEXATIONS Oil INDEMNITIES LXSIKED, HE INFORMS RUSSIA S AGAINST GERMAN PLANS President Blames This Attitude of Teutons as Reing Responsible For War .Must IleAHer- ed to Prevent Recurrence Suck Outcome or WASHINGTON", June 9. -President Wilson, in a coimiiiuikatioii to the new government- of Russia, has made plain Cue war aims .of the United States a.nd its position on "no annexations, no indemnities." "No territory must change hands except for the purpose of securing; tiiose who inhabit if a fair clianc'e of life and libeity," said the communication. "No indemnities must lie insisted on except those that -constitute payment for manifest wrong done. "Xo readjustments of power must be made, except, such as will tend tc secure the future peace, of the world and the future wellure and happiness of its people." In unmistakable terms President Wilson declares against Germany's 1'i'oposal to restore the "status quo" before. .the war. "It was the status quo ante out of which this iniquitous war issued forth." be says, "the power of the imperial German lo eminent within the empire and its widespread domination and influence outside of that em pire. "That status must he altered in such fashion as to prevent any such hideous thing from ever happening: again." lelivered by Francis. Tiie president's communication was delivered to the linssian government by Ambassador Fiancis at PetroK.rad. In full it is as follows: "In view of the approaching visit of the American delegation to Russia to express the deep friendship of the American people for the people of Russia and to discuss the best and most practical means of co-operation bid ween ihe two peoples in (any in the present struggle for the freedom of all peoples to a successful consummation, it seems opportune and appropriate that 1 should state again in the light ot tins new parinersuip, the objects the United Stales lias had n mind in entering the war. Those objects have been very much beclouded during the past few weeks by mis taken and misleading statements and the issues at stake are too momen tous, too tremendous, too significant for the whole human race to permit any misinterpretations or misuiuier- (Contlniirri on I'ntce - Column !. !? CABINET KES1GNS. MADRID, via London, June 9, Marquis Manuel Garcia Prieto has tendered to the king the resignation of the cabinet. 1917. BODY MISSING INT FOUND IN SUMP ILL PRESSED BY PURSUERS, K I D N A P E R S jT II US DISPOSE OF BABY SUSPECTS IB K Tliey Are Spirited Away ly Of-licers Posse Starts ill Pursuit, Determined to Avenge Dentil of Baby Lynching Probable If Captured SPRIXC FIELD, Mo., June 9. A message was received at the Republican office at 10 o'clock that the prisoners were captured at, Capling's mill, two miles east of Stockton, and were on their way to Springfield. Not less than 12,000 people are on the square awaiting word Irom the posse. Only meager details were received, ft was saiil that, farmers had burned a bridge over which Sheriff Webb would have had to take his party and that he abandoned the motor cars, taking brush. his prisoners into the Persons on Uie square here were carrying ropes and awaiting 1 he return of the prisoners which was said to be expected between midnight and 1 o'clock. Found on Iteserted Fnriu. SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 9. Baby Lloyd Keet is dead. The bodv of the M-nmnthr. old child of J. Holland Keet, wealthy Springfield banker, who was stolen from the home of bis parents the evening of .May SO, was found to day in an old well on a deserted farm eight, miles from this city. The mystery attached as to the identity of his abductors and slayers was only in creased by this sudden development, as the motive for the murder of the child is lacking. The only theory ad vanced is that his captors might hav been so closely pressed by posses that thev 'sought safety in flight and had killed the little fellow. As a result of the discovery of the t Continued tin rane , Column 2.) LIGHTNING KILLS ONE LOO AN, Mont., June 9. Charles C Conners was instantly killed and his two sons and a hired man were badly uurueu wlien the men, who were working on a wire fence on the Con ner ranch, nine miles from Logan were struck by lightning at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The three men were unconscious for several minutes. The hired man Who gained his senses first, rode to town for aid. His feet were blistered and one of the Con ers boys received serious body burns SIXTEEN PAGES. GERMAN D cm HOTLY DE I COUNCIL WORKMEN SOLDIERS Fallacy of Offer Communication Indicates Greatest Desire to Remain Loyal to Entente Allies PKTROORAD, June 9. The conn- I il of soldiers and workmen has made ublic the fact that Ttre German com mander-in-chief on the eastern front sent, a wiretcua message inviting the Russian armies to a separate armistice and proposing that they enter into secret pour parlors with the German iders. The council denounced the proposals. In the telegram, the council's an nouncement states, the German commander proposed to show the armies way towards an honorable peace and a means of ceasing to wage war without, a rupture with the entente allies. The council of the workmen's and soldiers' delegates has in this connection addressed to the Russian army the following appeal: Hot Ketort Sent Tents. "The commander-in-chief of thb eimun armies on the eastern front has sent to our troops avirelss message proposing to indicate to them a way toward an honorable peace and a means for ceasing to wage war with- )iit a rupture with the allies. The German general talks this way because he knows that the Russian revo lutionary ' troops would reject with indignation any overt proposal for a separate peace. "That is why the enemy command- er-in-clnet invites our armies to a separate armistice and proposes that we should enter into secret pour parlors with the German military leaders on the western front. The German gen eral declares that a separate armis tice docs not offer Germanv anv ad- n t age. "But this is untrue, for in speak ing of the inactivity o! the Herman army on the Russian front, the Ger man general torgets what Russia can GERMANS RECOVER ISSUES SALIENT (By Associated Press.) : Both patches official and unofficial dis-show that the Germans made of the most determined sort night to reinstate themselves Messines salient, from which efforts Friday in the the British drove them in Thursday's memorable attack. General Blumer's men, 'however, were too ready and well placed in their new positions for the German efforts to have any measure ot success. The British brought up their artillery with extraordinary promptitude and held their line intact and inflicted frightful losses upon General von Arnim's troops. Meanwhile, the British commander-in-chief put his troops in other sec Forecast far Montana and Wyoming Unsettled Sunday and Monday; fresh westerly winds. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CE PROPOSALS ARE JCED BY RUSSIAN Is Shown in to Army Which not forget, notably the Russian de feat on the Slokhod. The German general has forgotten that the Rus sian troops know whither the divisions nd heavy batteries are being taken from our front. The German general has forgotten that we in Russia hear the sounds of the bloody battles which are being tought on the Franco-Brit ish front, lie has forgotten that Russia knows that the overthrowing of her allies would mean the overthrow of Russia and the end of her political libertv." FIRED By GOETHALS, BUT EUSTiS STILL ON THE JOB WASHINGTON, June 9. Despite General Goethals' dismissal of Mr. Kustis as assistant general manager of the emergency ileet corporation, the shipping board will retain him as a consulting engineer. Mr. Enstis wad. retained! by the board originally and was assigned to assist General Goethals when the fleet corporation was formed with the general at its head. Yesterday the general dismissed him because he charged that the corporation was not taking advantage of facilities for wooden ship building. Frank Sprague, chairman of the naval consulting board's shipping committee, issued a statement today saying that two electric concerns, the Westinghouse and the General Electric, could furnish motive power for all the ships the fleet corporation can build, wooden and steel. TTEiPT TO tors into effective action along the line from La Bassee to well south of Lens. In one stretch of two mites south of Lens, they penetrated half a mile into the German positions, capturing prisoners and machine guns and inflicted heavy losses. These seem to presage a speedy attempt to clean up the situation around the Lens coal district, to which the Germans have been clinging for several weeks past. , Reports from the Messines battle area show that more thau 3D guns were taken from the Germans In the British attack, while many other were buried in the debris caused by (Continued an I'at 6, Column a.