Newspaper Page Text
THE WEaHERH THE DAILY MISSOULIAN 1
T HO L ocal NOA cIOAToday-Local oAiand seller iE the class VOL. XXXVI. NO. 52). MISSOUJLA, MONTANA, S,%TURDAY MORNIN(J, JUNE 243, 1909. PRICE FIV ET PUTS BULLET INTO HEART RATHER THAN SURRENDER After Vain Endeavor to Elude Posse Suppos ed Murderer Fires Shot Into His Breast. MYSTERY OF MRS. WOODILL'S DEATH GROWS DEEPER Emmet E. Roberts, Who Proves to Be "Lame Bob" East man, a Former Stock Broker, and Who Is Believed to Have Murdered the Woman, Attemp s to Escape but Is Run to Bay. St. Michael's, Md., June 25.-No pursuit of an accused assassin was over attended by nucre thrillingly pic turesque surroundings than that which ended in the death early today of "Lame Bob". Eastman, supposed slayer of Mrs. Edith May Woudill, of Los Angeles. Eastman was known during his short residence here as Emmet F. Roberts, having simply transposed his name from Robert Em met Eastman. He committed suicide rather than surrender. The man disappeared late Wednes day evening, following the discovery and identification of Mrs. Woodill's body. Suspicion had pointed to him from the first, for he was the person with whom the girl had last been seen. Eastman tried to leave Mc Daniel Wednesday, but was warned that he had better remain to refute the charges against him. Saying he could be found at his bungalow when wanted, Eastman disappeared. A mis sing skiff from the home of a neigh bor told the story of his flight. All day Thursday sheriff's posses vainly searched for him. Late last night, however, John W. McQuay, who lives four miles from McDaniel, on Harris creek, one of the estuaries of Chesapeake bay, heard in the still ness of the night the soft splash of oars, far out on the black waters. Receiving no answer to his halls, Mc Quay frantically summoned help by telephone. A posse answered and then began the stealthy trailing of East man, suffering for want of food and water during the night and day of his hiding in the marshes of the many shallow tidal streams, which put in from the bay, tried to shake off his pursuers. Shoots Himself. Ac Jig became exhausted his pro, gress was so slow that the pursuers passed.him in the darkness. Not sure that the men in the other boat were really on his trail, Eastman continued up stream until lie had reached a point just off the home of Colonel Thompson, foster-father of the girl for whose death he was sought. As he passed the posse hidden in the tall grasses of the shore, twice called upon Eastman to surrender. Then camne the report of a revolver. It had been aimed by Eastman at his own heart, but officers, thinking the shot had been directed at them, re turned the fire and claimed at first that 'it was their fusilade which had caused the man's death. The question of whether Eastman died by his own hand or as a result of the fire of the pursuing party was not settled until late In the day, when a coroner's jury, after hearing all the evidence and the reports of examining physicians, decided that Eastman had taken his own life. Eastman had watched the develop ment of the murder charges with a smut on his face. All the morning of the Monday after the crime, lie sat in the telegraph office at McDaniel. In the afternoon he went to Balti more to mail the letter which Miss Carrie Thompson received on Wednes day morning and which would have delayed the search for some days if the body had not been discovered., He returned Tuesday night, Hears tie News. Sitting In the office on Wednesday afternoon, he heard George B. Taylor receive a telephone message announe ing the findlirg of the body. ''My God," he exclaimed, 'you don't mean to say a woman has been m.ir dered here? Who is she?" In a few minutes he said: "Get me a team, Mr. Taylor, I will go over to St. Michael's to get a story about this murder and then take it to Balti morel." Eastman had claimed to he a news paperman. Reachliig St. Michael's he watched the proceedings and did not leave until the body had been identi fied. Returning to McDaniel he or dered a ticket for' Baltimore. In the meantime Constable Mortimer called up over the telephone to Inquire about him, stating he was a stranger and might know something. Eastman then said: "Oh, if there is any suspicion about me, I will remain. I never saw this woman." Connecting Link. The letter mailed by Eastman at Baltimore and received here by Miss Thompson. a foster-sister of the mur dered girl, is one of the Incidents which seem to connect Eastman most closely with the crime. This letter was written by Mrs. Woodill and was mailed several days after her death. Whether or not it was written by Mrs. Woodill to shield her visit to East man's bungalow or whether the man had some evil intent In mind and caused her to write the letter to cause a delay in the search for her body, muay never be known. The letter was intended to give the impression that 'Mrs. Woodill was in Baltimore. it follows: "Dear girl: A line only, to say I am well and safely landed. Dr. Smith ers fived me up temporarily. I have an engagement with him for next week. I'l1 get all fixed up in Balti more and then if there is any travel ing to be done, we will decamp to gether. By the way, would you like to come up now0? Just say the word if you want to, My face is good in Baltimore. "Expecting a check from Gilbert any -day to make good. Don't know how many days I'll stay in town, but you know where to find me. Write and tell me all the news. I may stay un till telegraphed to go with Edith II., to see the factor girls; am not sure. Better forward mail which you have for me. Let me know if there arc any little commissions to be attended to in town. As always, -Your baby sister, "EDITH." A Mystery. Colonel Thompson and Miss Carrie Thompson both declared today that the letter was in the handwriting of Mrs. Woodil, but could give no ex planation of why she had written it in advance. One of the most pitiable figures in the lamentable tradegy is old Colonel Thompson of McDaniel, foster-father of the murdered girl. The broken, old man told the story of the girl's life so far as he could recall the details. He had followed her body to its last resting place yesterday, beside the graves of his wife and son. To the foster-brother, lying in the grave next to her's, the girl had been the ideal of all that was good and sweet and pure. He had grown up with her and learned to love her and it is said wished her to become his wife. When she refused, he committed suicide. "This is the crowning sorrow of my life," said Colonel Thompson, as the tears streamed down his cheeks, "I have experienced many sorrows. I have had many heart-wrecking blows, but this Is the hardest of all to bear." Tells the Story. The aged man went on to tell much of the story of his own life and that of the girl. Born 70 years ago in Connecticut, he came to the eastern shore of Maryland 16 years ago, buy ing the farm where he still resides. The little girl, who became his foster daughter, was but three years old when she was found by Mrs. Thomp son, who was at the time a charity worker of Minneapolis. Tie child was then In the custody of a street car driver or conductor, who was willing to surrender her to anyone who could offer a better ionic. "She did not belong to the mlan," said Colonel Thompson. "I do not know who her parents were and I do not know how the street car man got her. We decided, to take the child and soon became as deeply attached to her as if she had been our own flesh and blood. As she grew older, the girl developed the most admirable traits of character. She was a great favorite and all who came within her influence were attracted to her." Colonel Thompson told of the girl's first marriage to a Dr. Caswell or Crosswell, whore sile Inet in New York, which union was soon annulled. te told of her engagement to Harry Adams of Mount Vernon, N. Y., and her subsequent marriage to Gilbert Woodill, of Los Angeles, to whom she seemed devoted. Their married life had been marred by no unhappiness. He told of her meeting with Lyman J. Gage, former secretary of the treas ury, and his deep interest in her edu cation and the developinent of her musical talents. New Acquaintance. 'As for the man who killed her," continued Colonel Thompson, who from the first held the theory that murder had been committed by East nimii. "she knew nothing about him until she came here to spend the summer with me. I have heard peo ple say she knew Eastman before she come here. I am persuaded that she did not. The ffrst meeting was here. Why lie should kill her I cannot Imagine. The horror of the thing al must drives pie mad. My child is gone, torn from me without a warn ing, brutally massacred in the shadow of her father's home, and I not able to raise a hand to ward off the damnable blow of the wretched as ussim." As the story of Eastman's suicide was told hin, Mr. Thompson said: "It is over. It is settled. I am glad it ended this way and that there was no trial." Doubt as to whether the man's real name was Roberts was raised today (Continued on Page Four.) WANTS TO BE IN STYLE Ill-- ýlli 7 . CORPORA41NTA MEASURE RE - II.i CORPORATION TAX MEASURE PRESENTED TO THE SENATE President Taft's Much-Heralded Plan to Impose a Two per cent Levy on the Net Incomes of Corporations Goes to Upper House in Form of an Amendment to the Tariff Bill. Washington. June 25.-President Taft's much-heralded corporation tax plan was presented to the senate to day by Senator Aldrich, and was or dered printed as a committee amend ment to the tariff bill. If schedules are completed by Monday the amend ment will be taken up. In general form the measure follows the outline given by the Associated Press after the conference at the White House on Tuesday night. As drafted by Attorney General Wicker sham and Senator Root the measure is believed to be amendment proof, and an effort, will be made to put it through congress unchanged. It will be designated as "the Taft Plan." The plan imposes a tax of 2 pcr cent upon the net earnings of every cor poration, joint stock company or asso clation organized for profits and hav ing a capital stock represented by shares and every insurance compan3 organized under the laws of the United States or of any state, territory or district, or organized under the laws of any foreign country and en gaged in business within the United States. Every latitude is riven to concerns for exemption of expenses, cost of maintenance, depreciation of property,I debts and the interest thereon, other forms of taxation and all expenditures uiually taken from earning accounts. Every corporation is also given an ex emption of $5,000 of earnings before the tax shall apply. %Safeguard Provided. All machinery relating to the cot. lection, remission and refund of inter nal revenue taxes is made applicable to the corporation tax and the respon sibility for the enforcement of the proposed law rests with the commis sioner of internal revenue in the same manner as other internal taxes. While the corporations are required to sup ply intimate information relating to their business, provision is made to safeguard them against wrongful use of data obtained for the purpose of assessing the tax. Penalties are pro vided in cases of false or fraudulent returns. " Practically every incorporated in stitution organized for profit is brought within the provision of the tax. The provision defining the con cerns from which the tax will be col lected follows: "That every corporation, joint stock company or association, organized for profit and having a capital stock rep resented by shares, and every insur ance company, now or hereafter or ganized under the laws of the United PREPARES TO HOUSE REGISTRATION CROWDS Kalispell, June 25.--In charge of a joint committee of the chamber of commerce and city council sne cially appointed operations were commenced this morning on con struction of three temnporary frame buildings, 128 by 32 feet, which will be used for the housing of a portion of 30,000 persons who are expected to visit this point during the coining registration for Flat head reservation lands. The. build ings are designed to lodge 300 to 400 men each. Others will be erected if the three urove inade quate and a nominal rate will be charged for lodgings for the pur pose of reimbursing the exoendl ture. States or of any state or territory of the United States or under the acts of congress applicable to Alaska or the District of Columbia, or organized un der the laws of any foreIgn country and engaged in business in any state or territory of the United States or in Alaska or in the District of'Columbik, shall be subject to pay annually a spe cial excise tax with respect to the carrying on or doing idhiness by such corporation, joint stock company, as sociatton or Insurance company, equiv alent to. 2 per centuin upon the entire net income, over and above $5,000, re ceived by it from all sources during such year, exclusive of amounts re ceived by it as dividends upon stock or other corporations, joint stock conm panies or associations, or insurance companies subject to tie tax hereby imposed, or If organized under laws of any foreign country upon the amount of net income over and above $5,000, received by It from business trans acted and capital invested within the United States and its territory, Alaska and the District of Columbia, during such year, exclusive of amounts so re ceived by It as dividends upon stock of other incorporations, joint stock companies or associations, or insur ance companies subject to the tax hereby imposed. How Asoertained. "Such not income shall be ascer tained by deducting from the gross amount of the income of such cor poration, joint stock company or asso ciation or insurance company from all sources: "All losses actually sustained within the year and not compensated by in surance or otherwise, including a rea sonable allowance for depreciation of property, if any, and in the case of insurance companies the sums required by law to be carriod to premium re serve fund. "Interest actually paid within the year on its hinded or other indebted ness not exceeding the paid up capital stock of such corporation, joint stock company or ass5ciation or insurance company outstanding at the close of the year. "All sums paid by it within the year for taxes imposed under the authority of the United States or any territory thereof, "All aiunuts received by it during the year us dividends upon stock of other corporations, joint stock com panies, or insurance companies subject to the tax hereby imposed. Foreign Concerns. "provided that in the case of a cor ioration, j:oint stock comrpany or as sociation, or insurance company, or ganized Huler the laws of a foreign country, such nit income shall be as certained by deducting from the gross amount of its incoeno from business transacted and capital invested within the UnUed States and any of its terri tories, Alaska and the District of Co iumbha. "All the o01inary and necessary ex penses actually paid within the year out of earnings in thie maintenance and operation of its business and property within the i'Ited States anti its territories, Alaska and the District of Columbia. "All losses actually sustained within the year in business conducted by it within the United States, not com penlated by insurance or otherwise, including a reasonable allowance for depreciation of uriperty, and in the case of insuranct' companies the sums required by law to be carried to preom ium reserve funds. "Interest actually paid within the year on its bonded or other indebted ness to an amount of such bonded and other indebtedness not exceedinll the proportion of its paid up capital stock. Taxes imposed. "The sums paid by it within the year for taxes imposed under the authority of the United States or any state or territory thereof. All amounts re ceived by it within the year as divi dends upon stocks of other corpora tions, joint stock companies or asso ciations and Insurance companies sub ject to the tax so imposed." It is provided that there shall be de ducted from the amount of the net in come of each corporation, subject to the tax, the sum of $5,000, the tax be Ing computed upon the remainder. Every concern subject to the tax is required, on or before March 1 of each year, to make a true and accurate re turn. covering the character of its or ganization and the amount of business transacted during the year, to the col letlor of internall revenue for the dis trict in which the corporation is or ganized; or, in the case of foreign cor porations, stock companies or Insur ance companies, in the place where its principal business is carried on with the United States. "The return must, however, set forth: "(1) Total amount of paid up capital stock outstanding at the close of the year; (2) total bonded and other in debtedness; (3) gross amount of in come during the year from all sources, and if organized under the laws of the foreign country, the gross amount of its income; (4) amount received by way of dividends upon stocks of other corporations or concerns subject to the tax; (5) total ordinary and neces sary expenses actually paid out of the earnings in the maintenance and oper ation of the business and properties and in the case of foreign companies, the cost of operating in conducting business transacted within the United States; (6) total losses actually sus tained during the year and not com pensated by insurance or otherwise; and in the case of insurance com panies the sum required by law to be carried to premium reserve fund; and in the case of a concern organized un der the laws of a foreign country, all losses actually sustained by it In busi ness conducted within the Unittd (Continued on Page Four.) SHATTUCK IS NAMED TO SUCCEED HUNT Special to The Daily Missoulian. Washington, D. C., June 25. - At the request of Senator Dixon, Gen. Bell has ordered Maior Shat tuck to Missoula to relieve Cautain Hunt and take charge of the con struction work on ,,the proposed new regimental post. Major Shat tuck and his family will leave Washington on July 5 for Mis soula and will remain in the latter city until the work at the post is completed. Major Shattuck was formerly stationed at Fort Missoula with the Twenty-fifth infantry. From 1892 to 1898 he was auartered at the local post as a first lieutenant and is thoroughly familiar with conditions existing there, and for this reason is peculiarly fitted to take charge of the construction work on the new nost. Captain Hunt expects to leave about the first of July for Seattle, then will return to the east. COURT GRANTS MRS. GOULD FREEDOM A DECREE OF LEGAL SEPARA TION FROM HER HUSBAND IS GIVEN PLAINTIFF. A COMPLETE VINDICATION The Fair Kathrine Wins a Complete Victory Against Howard Gould in Every Point Except the Amount of Alimony Awarded Which Is Much Less Than the Sum Asked For. New York, June 25.-Kathrine Clemmons Could today obtained a legal separation from her husband, Howard Gould, third son of the late Jay Gould. With the exception of al imony, her victory was complete, but in this phase of the case, the court decided that $36.000 a year was suf ficIent, whereas, she asked for $250,000. She has been receiving $25,000 a year from Mr. Gould. It was in the vindication of charges of intoxication and her alleged re lations with Dustin Farnom, the actor, that Mrs. Gould scored most strongly, for, notwithstanding the long array of witnesses for Mr. Could, the court held that her actions alleged to be due to intoxication might have been caused by excitement. As to Dustin Farnum, it was held that her association with him came after Mr. and Mrs. Gould separates and that the husband apparently made no objection. A 30 days' stay of judgment was granted. Mr. Shearn then asiced for an extra allowance for dounsel fees and the court gave 1im $2,000. This, together with the $10,000 allowed re cently and the original allowance of $5,000, will bring his fees to $17,000 with an additional sum of $3,900 for expenses. Hurries From Room. Howard Gould hurried from the room and declined to discuss the case. Mr.- Shearn said: "Judge Dowling's decision is a sweeping and complete vindication of Mrs. Gould. That has been the ob ject of till this bitter litigation. Mrs. Gould could have compromised for a fortune at any time, but could never consider for a moment anything but the opportunity of clearing her name in open court." He added that either party in the suit could still bring action for ab solute divorce, but that Mrs. Could coud not base such an action on the charges involved in the stit just de cided. Mrs. Gould's dower right in Howard Gould's real property Omounts to $3,000,000, he said, and was un affected (by the separation. Mrs. Gould said: "I am the happiest woman living because I have been so completely vindicated. Not one lit tle pang shot through my heart at the smallness of the allowance-only supreme joy and the deepest grati tude. I send a thousand loving thanks to all who have helped me." GUARDING PROPERTY. Las Vegas, N. M., June 25.-Because Black Nand letters were being sent to J. B. Mackel, threatening him with death and the destruction of his property if he did not drive a tenant from one of his buildings, the citizens of Las Vegas have organized them salves into a vigilance committee and are guarding the threatened man and the property. STRANOED FOHEIGNERES WILL BE RETURNED Honolulu, June 25.-The trial board of Immigration has decided to bring back here 200 Spaniards and Porto ticans stranded in San Francisco and reported to be destitute. It is under stood that this is being done at the request of the department of com merce and labor at Washington. The stranded laborers wore imported herb about a year ago from Europe and Porto IRico to work on the sugar plan tations in the islands. Becoming dis satisfied they left the islands and went to San Fransisco where they charged that they were brought to Hawaii tnder false promises. On the other hand, the planters here declare that after being brought to the is lands at heavy expense and given em ployment the men were lured to the Pacific coast by hopes of higher wages there. FUNERAL TOMORROW. The funeral of Hugh Cameron, who died several days ago, will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow froit the Presby terian church, Rev. J. N. Maclean of ficlating. Interment will be in the Missoula cemetery. SOLOMON STARTS HOME. Washington, D. C., June 2S.-Leo Solomon, who has been visiting New York and other eastern cities, was here yesterday and started home to day. ARTHUR HEINZE IS FOUND GUILTY JURY HOLDS HIM RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRUPTLY IMPEDING JUSTICE. SENTENCE IS SUSPENDED Brother of F. Augustus Heinze Held Liable for Implication in Disappear. ance of Latter's Books and Sentence Is to Be Used as a Lever to Force the Return of the 'Records. New York, June 25.-Arthur P, Heinze, one of the brothers whose banking and copper operations have been the subject of investigation since the collapse of their copper pool, was found guilty tonight by a jury in the United States circuit court. of cor* ruptly impeding justice by his con nection with the disappearance of the United Copper company's books. See Stence was suspended until October 11, the court declaring that by holding. this sentence over Heinze's head, he might be induced to bring about the restoration of the missing books. The maximum penalty under the law is three months in jail or a fine of $500. The verdict was based on evidence similar to that which resulted yes terday in the convicting of Sanfard ., Robinson, a former director of thE company. It was not accompanied by any recommendation for mercy such as accompanied the Robinson verdict. [OGAN IS ELECTED SECRAETARIY SON OF MISSOULA'S MAYOR IS HONORED BY THE EAGLE$ AT BUTTE. Special to The Daily Missoulian. Butte, June 25.-Missoula won hon ors in the election of officers today, former President George Pringle be ing elected a member of the executive board and Will A. Logan, son of May or Logan of Missoula, winnig the state secretaryship after an exciting contest. Young Logan is now a resi dent of Anaconda and belongs to the Aerie of the copper town. A summary of the election follows: Meeting place for 1910, Livingston; the officers, past president, George Pringle of Missoula; president, S. V. Stewart of Alder Gulch Acrie, Vir ginia City; vice president, A. E. Caul field of Great Falls; chaplain, "El der" Brown of Livingston; secretary, Will A. Logan of Anaconda. treas urer, John James of Anaconda; corn ductor, Mark Kimball of Lewistown; inside guard, L. G. Maliov of Gardin er; outside guard, M. Wilkinson of Red Lodg1'; grand trustees:, A. B. Cohen, Butte; H. J. Miller, Lewis town and James Sargent of Missoula. BOAT IS OVERTURN[D AND TWO ARE DDOWNED Twin Falls, Idaho, June 9.-Two of a party of eight in a motor boat were drowned in Snake river, nine miles northwest of Buhl, last evening. 'The dead: MRS. HERBERT KINNER. LAWRENCE KUPKA, aged ii. The boat was fouled by a ferry cable at Rtiverside and overturned. Mr. Kinner got to the shore on the cable. His brother-in-law and sister in-law and their children clung to the bottom of the boat and were rescued. Mrs. Kinner and her nephew, the Kupka boy, were not seen after the accident. Mr. Kinner is a farmer. MISSOULA BLACKSMITH WATCHES OWN SUICIDE Seattle, Ju li i Cl a blacksmith, formerly of Missoula, shot and killed himself today in a hotel here, kneeling before a mirror, Choening is remembered by local blacksmiths as a journeyman who worked here somne time ago. Very little is known as to his antecedents. JOKE PROVES FATAL. Mexico City, June 2t.-A thi ter panic resultidig in the death of Ie4& Romero and the injury of many per sons followed a joker's cry of "Fire" in the Apollo theater on Calle de La Mosqueta last night. Many were bad ly trampled and four were seriously hurt.