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'THE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1901. NO. 45. (JUptoDate Department 5toPe We Have a Few 1lore of a those Wool Blankets , p on Sale. Won't Last Long. 9 Better Come and Get a Pair We are Making a Special Effort on Underwear this Week. Prices Greatly Reduced. It Will Pay You to Investigate. IDonovan McCormick - Company We close our store every evening (Satur day excepted) at 6:30. (SOpto.Date Department -tore Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Real Estate for Sale. OF BILLINGS, MONTANA, Attractive north side home, S rooms and bath, two lots, $2,600. Transact a General Banking Desirable residence, 6 rooms, two lots, Business. north side, $2,000. Administer Estates. Buy Adel Real Estate and Neat cottage, 3 rooms, north side, $750. Live Stock. Six-room house, three lots, north side, $1,200. Four-room dwelling, two lots, south Responsible Capital, $125,000 side, $1.000; installments. $ Eight-room furnished house, south side, ' $3,000. r 160-acre ranch, 80 acres culti-vated, al Collect lPents fulfa and timothy, all under ditch, good Collt Pandt water right, living springs; two hours Take Charge of Business A- drive from city, $3.500; $500 cash, hal fairs for Non-Residents. ance five years' time at 8 per cent. .............. . ---T. J. BOUTON. G. F. BURL A, Cashier. Room 3, Belknap Block. A Smash at Prices SYou won't recognize our prices when you see them. It is room we want, not profits. From Aug. 31st till Sept. 10th you can buy late summer and early fall goods at your own price. Odd lines of Underwear, fall weight; 75c per suit. 20 doz. Light Colored Sateen and Madras Shirts, with ties to match, 75c each. Crash Hats and Linen Helmets at Half Price. Men's Leather Bicycle Shoes, $1.50 per pair. Men's Canvas'Shoes at $1.00 per pair. We take special care of your mail orders. JOHN D. LOSEKAMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER AND OUTFITTER. CZULGOSZ TRIAL BEGUN PLEA OF GUILTY CHANGED TO NOT GUILT. JURY WAS EASILY FOUND No One Taken Who Had Not Formed an Opinion--Prose cution's Statement. Buffalo, Sept. 23.-Leon F. Czolgosz was placed on trial this morning, charged with the murder of President Winm. McKinley. He entered a plea of "guilty" which was subsequently changed to "not guilty," by direction of the court. All the events of the day indicated that the trial will be short. Court convened at 10 o'clock and Within two hours eight jurors had been secured. Technicalities were not raised by counsel and it was signifi cant that every man who said he had not formed an opinion on the case was excused by the district attorney. Those who acknowledged they had formed an opinion or stated that they were prejudiced, but admitted that their opinion could be changed by evidence were accepted by each side. Justice Trueman C. White, one of the oldest and most experiencedof the supreme court judges, was on the bench. Immediately after the opening of the court and after the prisoner had pleaded, Justice Loran L. Lewis, Sr., counsel for the defendant, an nounced-that together with his col leagues, former Justice Robert C. Titus and Mr. Carleton E. Ladd-that they were ready to act in behalf of the prisoner. "I thought it best," he said, "for my colleagues and myself that I should say something regarding our presence here as attorneys for the defendant. At the time my name was suggested I was out of the city and knew noth ing of what was transpiring here with reference to the selection of counsel for the defendant. When the circum stnaces of my selection were told to me I was extremely reluctant to ac cept. But the duty had been impos ed and I considered it my duty, in all the circumstances to defend this man. "I ask that no evidence be present ed here-that the court will not per mit the acceptance of any evidence unless it would be accepted at the trial of the most meagre criminal in the land." "I am familiar with these circum stances," said Justice White in reply, "and I wish to say I will give you every assurance that the prisoner will have a fair and impartial trial, and that during the progress of the trial he will receive such treatment as the! law demands in any criminal case.". The work of securing the jurors was then undertaken with a celerity that was amazing. Before the day was over the entire panel had been sworn; the jurors had listened to a description of the Temple of Music, where the crime was committed; had seen photographs of the interior and been told by three surgeons what caused the death of the president and the effect of the assassin's shot upon the various organs of the body. They also learned why the fatal bullet had not been located. The presentation of the govern ment's case began shortly before 3 o'clock when Assistant Attorney Hal ler began with much deliberation to address the judge. He spoke briefly. "We shall show," said he, "that for some days prior to the shooting the defendant had premneditated the shoot ing of the president. He knew that on the 6th of September the president would receive the populace in the Temple of Music; that on that day he went to the exposition, got into line with the people and approached the president; that he had a weapon concealed in his hand and as the president extended his hand in kind ly greeting he fired the fatal shot. He fired two shots, in fact. One of them took effect in the abdomen and caus ed the mortal wound which resulted in the president's death. That in brief is the story we shall show you. Witnesses will tell you this story and I am sure that when you have heard the evidence you will have no difficul ty in reaching a verdict of murder in the first degree." The first witness, Samuel J. Fields, chief engineer of the Pan-AmeriCas exposition, described the ground floor plan of the Temple of Music and was followed by Perry A. Bliss, a photog rapher who presented views of the interior of 'the building. The remain der of the afternoon was taken up with the testimony of three physi cians, two of whom had attended the president during the last days, while the other performed the autopsy. The latter, Dr. Harvey R. Gaylord, was the first of the trio to be called. He de scribed the location of the wounds in the stomach and the direction of the bullet. The cause of death was at tributed to the gunshot wound' but, fundamentally, he said, it was due to the changes back of the stomach, in the pancreas, caused by the "breaking down" of the material of the pancreas as a result of the passage of the bul let. Dr. Herman Mynter followed and his testimony was of importance inas much as it brought out the fact that the reason why the fatal bullet had not been located at the autopsy was because of the unwillingness of the president's relatives to have the body further mutilated by their instru ments. Dr. Mynter and Dr. Mann, who, followed him, both testified that the primal cause of death was the gunshot wound in the stomach. One effect cf this wound was, they said, to cause gangrene to form in the pancreas, and the spot of poisoned tissue was as large as a silver dollar. The prisoner Czolgosz during the morning evidenced no interest what ever in the proceedings, but, as the evidence was introduced, he paid more attention to whet was said, and looked at the various witnesses close ly The probable duration of the trial it is thought will be two days. Dis trict Attorney Penney was asked by Justice White at noon as to the time he would take in the presentation of his case, he declared that he -would conclude by Tuesday noon. Judge Titus for the defense, was non-com mital, however, and merely replied: "That depends upon the turn things take." It is not probable that any de fense will be put in, owing to the char acter of the prisoner and his refusal to help his counsel in any way to se cure evidence which they could use in his favor. The idea of an attempt to enter the question of his sanity is not thought of in view of the reports of the two specialists who have re cently examined him and there is ground for the belief that the trial will be concluded with a session of but one day more. MINISTERS INVESTIGATE. Find Drunkenness Has Not Incresed With Abolishment of Canteen. New York, Sept. 23.-A special com mittee of the Methodist ministers ap pointed last spring to investigate the published reports that drunkenness was on the increase in the United States army posts in New York and vicinity since the abolishment of the army canteen, made its report at the Methodist ministers' weekly meeting today. The committee visited all fcrts in this city and vicinity and de clare that at every post they found the reports to be entirely false. The committee also declare that the re ports of rioting and drunkenness, said to have occurred at Fort Wads worth and South Beach, Staton Is land, July 13 and 14, last, were false in every particular. Report was ap proved. MYSTERIOUSLY MISSING STARTED TO FUNERAL BUT NEVER GOT THERE. Went to Hire Carriage and Failed to Return-Foul Play Feared. Milwaukee, Sept. 23.-A Sentinel special from Kenosha, Wis., says: 1 William Kernan, a wealthy Chicago 1 man who came to Kenosha accompan led by a young lady friend to attend a funeral, is mysteriously missing. After the young lady had been taken 1 to the home of a friend, Kenan went - down town to hire a carriage for use 1 at the funeral. a It is claimed that Kernan was seen L. at 4 o'clock this morning in company d with three men whose identity can a not be established.. - The Chicago man is said to be a worth $100,000 and when he. came to Kenosha he had a large sum of mon ,, ey op his person. Foul play is n feared. ASYLUM FIRE CAUSED DEATH THREE LUNATICS BELIEVED TO HAVE PERISHED. THREE HUNDRED INMATES Nearly All of Whom Were Taken From Building in Their Night Clothes. Norfolk, Neb., Sept. 23.-The asy lum for the insane in this city was completely destroyed by fire today. It is believed that three, of the in mates were burned to death. The fire originated, from some unknown cause, in the west wing of the institution. The loss on the building and its con tents will reach an amount estimated at not less than $250,000. There were 300 inmates in the main structure and the rescue of them was extremely difficult. All the books and valuable papers and the asylum records were carried from the building and saved intact. A considerable amount of" furniture was also carried from the building but the attendants lost all their cloth ing. Nearly all the patients were taken from the burning structure in their night clothes and suffered more or less from the chilly air. About 250 of them were taken to Lincoln and placed in the asylum at that place. The remainder of the patients will be housed in the buildings that are still in condition for use. IFOR M'KINLEY MONUMENTit "ASSOCIATION TO BE ORGANIZED 1 AND INCORPORATED. Senator Hanna and Other Promi nent Ohio Men Meet cnd Start the Movement. Cleveland, O., Sept. 23.-Initial steps were taken here today towards 1 the erection at Canton through pop ular subscription of what it is hoped I will be a fitting and magnificent mon ument to the memory of the late i President McKinley. At a conference, attended by Sena- 1 tor Hana, Judge Wm. R. Day of Can ton and Colonel Myron T. Herrick, this afternoon, it was decided to at once organize a commission that will be national in its scope to take charge of the work. It is proposed to have as members of this body representa tive citizens from all of the various states of the union. The organigation will be chartered under the laws of Ohio, and probably will be known as "McKinlay Memeorial Association." It is proposed to locate the headquar ters of the commission in this city and to have the organization perfect ed within a week or ten days and' fully prepared to take up the work. Those interested in the matter ex press the belief that congress will, at is coming session, make a liberal appropriation towards the erection of the monument, and this, together with the very large sum that it is believed will be subscribed by the people of the country will be sufficient to build a splendid memorial in honor of tle martyred president. McKinley Stamps. Washington, Sept. 23.-A special is sue of stamps commendatory of the life of the late President McKinley is under contemplation at the post office department. Consideration of the subject, however, has not pro gressed sufficiently to indicate defi nitely what action may be taken. Arrestend on Indictments. New York, Sept. 23.-Ex-President Wm. H. Kimball, of the Seventh Nat lonaly bank; Frank B. Poor, of the failed firm of Marquand & Co., and Gamiel Rose were arrested and as raigned -before United States Judge Adams today on indictments found - against them September 11, in con nection with the Seventh National bank failure. SLIGHI' MISUNDERSTANDINQ. Germans Execute a Maneuver to Which Britain Objects. Tien Tsin, Sept. 23.-'A railroad dis pute similar to the recent Anglo-Rus- i' sian misunderstanding here has a ' arisen at Tonku, where, Saturday last, the German military authorities flagged out a portion of the railroad property and placed it under a guard of troops. The British objected to this and marched a British guard to the disputed territory. The matter has been referred to the German and British generals. FLYERS ARE READY. Preparations for Yacht Race are Com plete. New York, Sept. 23.-The work of cleaning and painting Shamrock II was completed today, Columbia, too, today received, her finishing touches and both will be at leisure tomorrow. They will then be towed to Sandy Hook, there to await the first of the international races on Thursday. Sir Thomas Lipton, who has recovered from the recent injury' to his knee, is in receipt of a number of presents in dicative of good will. Among these there arrived today on the steamship Teutonic a magnificent wreath of shamrock and heather, from the Royal Cork Yacht club. Bob Fitzsimmons, pugilist, has sent a horseshoe made of gun metal with the good wishes of the donor engraved upon it. FAVOR RECIPROCITY. An Agreement Favorable to Trade With Cuba Will Be Negotiated. Washington, Sept. 23.-As a result of several conversations between the president and General Wood it has been decided to negotiate a reciproc ity agreement between the United States and Cuba, the agreement to be sent to congress in December. Millions Suffer By Floods. London, Sept. 23.-"There is terri ble destitution in the Yang Tse dis tricts," says a dispatch to the Times from Shanghai, "owing to recent floods which have not yet subsided. More than ten million persons are homeless. It is feared distress ill promote civil disorder during "the coming winter." LOW RATE MADE. To Annual Convention of National Live Stock Association. Denver, Co!o., Sept. 23.-Chairman MacLeod, of the Western Passenger association, today notified the secre tary of the National Live Stock asso ciation that a rate of one fare plus $2 had been made from all points within his territory to the fifth annual con vention of the association which con venes in Chicago, December 3. There will be several special trains of delegates from the western and central states to Chicago, solely to at tend this convention. W L SUCCEED SAMPSON. REAR ADMIRAL JOHNSON WILL GO TO BOSTON. Admiral Sampson Relieved at His Own Request on Account ot Poor Health. Washington, Sept. 23.-Rear Ad miral Mortimer L. Johnson, com mandant of the Port Royal naval sta tion will assume command of the Bos ton yard on October 1, relieving Ad miral Sampson at his own request on account of ill health. Admiral Samp son will retire by age limit February 9, 1902. He could retire before that if he wished under the 40 years ser vice clause on his own request, or he could apply for retirement to take effect immediately on account of poor health, however, as naval officers gen erally take pride in serving out their full term, it is probable that an ex tended leave of absence will keep Ad miral Sampson on the active list un til the 9th of February. Incompetent to Arbitrate. The Hague, Sept. 23.-It is under stood that the counsel of arbitration ., tribunal will declare itself incom-: petent to deal with the Boer appeal for arbitration upon the issues in the South African war. Danish Town Scorched. Copenhagen, Sept. 28.-A large pQ- tion of the town of Kafundb 1 been destroyed by flre.' I*2 amount to 500,000 pouwi4