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BY WARSHIPS AMERICAN NAVY ENGAGE IN TRIAL OF SPEED. THE ALABAMA VERY FAST Is Only Beaten by Swift Cruiser Cin cinnati-Massachusetts Makes Good Run. New York, Nov. 21.-Carrying a great white bone in her teeth, and with phosphorescent spray dashing high upon her sharp bows, the cruis er Cincinnati forged abreast of Cule bra light at midnight last night, a winner in the greatest ocean race of warships ever run on the North At lantic seaboard ,says a Herald dis patch from San Juan, P. R. Barely two miles astern of the cruiser flashed the white searchlight of the great bat tleship Alabama. She had dis tanced all her rivals of the heavy weight class and had shown her qual ity by putting up a hammer-and-tongs struggle all the way from Hampton Roads, Va., with the fleet-footed cruis er. One by one, she had left behind the little gunboat Machias, the In diana, the new battleship Kearsarge, her own particular rival and, last of I all, the plucky Massachusetts, sister i ship of the Oregon. V A Superb Performance. That the comparatively old Massa chusetts was a stronger competitor than the Kearsarge is one of the sur prises of the race. That the Alabama came in so close a second to the fast commerce destroyer, Cincinnati, even though the steamer had been handi capped 35 miles at the start, is a su .perb performance for a first-class bat tleship heavily armored. This is the first time in its history that the ships of the North Atlantic squadron have engaged in such a long-distance con test in the open sea. As a component part of the great fleet of warships now assembling for the winter naval maneouvers under command of Ad miral Dewey, the North Atlantic squadron was ordered, after assembl ing at Hampton Roads, to proceed to the naval rendezvous at Culebra Is land, off San Juan, Porto Rico. Line Up for the Start. Here was a superb opportunity to test the actual relative speed of the ships of the fleet in competition, and ( under thoroughly practical conditions. Five of the ships lined up for the start at noon on Saturday-the Ala bama. the Kearsarge, the Massa chusetts, the Indiana and the Ma chias, the baby of the fleet. The first four are battleships. The Massa chusetts and Indiana are sister ves sels, launched in 1193, and with the Oregon not entered in this contest. mark the earlier type of the first-class battleships of the new navy. The Kearsarge and the Alabama represented later types of sea fight ers. Thirty-five miles behind the line of battleships, as they passed the Virginia capes. came the protected cruiser Cincinnati. By reason of her speed and lighter type, this was re garded as a fair handicap for the grey-hound of the fleet, which to do her destined work should easily out class them all in cruising qualities. An Exciting Moment. At the flash of the gun the levia thans w:ere off to sea with ful head thans were off to sea with full head ploughing through the ocean head:: for Culebra with widening maelstro-'a of white foam bounding from t:Cheir wheel screws. The Alabama gained grea:ly on thW Indiana and the Machias. The Keal sarge was regarded as her most dan gerous adversary of the battleship class. Intense rivalry has always ex isted between officers and crews of these two ships. No device was neg lected on either of the giants of the fleet to speed them to their limit. Smoke poured from their huge stacks and their decks quivered above the throbbing engines. Four hours from the start, just before twilight, the Alabama left the Kearsarge hull down. With the older Massachusetts it was a harder struggle. But newer lines and greater power were bound to tell. Before night the older ship, despite her most gallant efforts, was left astern, and gradually even her gleam .ing lights faded out of sight. Beginning of the End. - Barring accidents it was the Ala bima's race, so far as the battleships t w:erde copce ed, but at sundown. Mon 4.- t5. opkout at the stern of the Ie dir sighted the Cincinnati coming -' llk. a race horse held in check for the fintish. She had made up her i caap.Cg., had passed all the others a.d was now apeeding in the wake of I her sole ·empetitor. It seemed a hopeless task for the battleship to try to outrace the cruiser, but she made a brave fight of it all day Mon day and Tuesday and Wednesday. She cheered the rival as the latter slowly forged abeam and then ahead of her a!lnost wi hin sight of the goal. When Culebra liiht was picked up the Alabama was under forced draught and going at a terrific clip, but she could not close up the gap. Barely two miles astern of the cruis er at midnight she hove to. The Kearsarge, Massachusetts, Indiana and Machias were not in sight at the finish. BACK IN WASHINGTON. Chief Magistrate Is Again on Duty at the White House. Washington, Nov. 21.-President Rdosevelt arrived here this morning at S o'clock over the Southern rail road. A small crowd was at the sta tion to welcome his return. As he left the train he shook hands with the engineer and fireman and thanked them for the safe run they had made. The president and Secretary Cortel you were driven to the white house. Before 10 o'clock this morning the president reached his office. He be gan at once to dispose of a mass of business which had accumulated dur ing his absence. Prior to the meeting of the cabinet, which had been called for 11 o'clock, the president found time to hold brief interviews with Senators Burrows of Michigan, Scott of West Virginia and Lodge of Massachusetts. During the next four or five days, as opportunity may offer, the presi dent will put the finishing touches upon his annual message to congress. It is understood that the message will be sent to congress on the second day of the approaching session, Tues day, December 2, owing to the fact that deaths of members of both houses have occurred during the re cess which will necessitate an ad iournment on Monday. The document is almost completed, but some points if it are yet to be written finally and the whole revised. During the early lays of next week the president will °onsult on parts of his message with republican leaders in congress. i FERRY SLIPS ARE BURNED SOUTHERN PACIFIC HAS A HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE. SOME LIVES PROBABLY LOST Midnight Blaze on Alameda Mole from an Unknown Cause. San Francisco, Nov. 21.-The South ern Pacific depot and ferry slips at the end of the Alameda mole, which extends far into the bay from the eastern shore, were totelly d lestroyed by fire early today. A large number of passenger coaches were also burn ed, and it is said that several lives have been lost. The fire broke out from some un known cause soon after the ferry boat Oakland had reached the slip on her lest trip from this city. It was about 1 o'clock and the kitchen crew of the steamer had retired to their lodgings in a small structure near the end of the pier. Suddenly the flames burst out, quickly spreading through the do pot .a big building of wood and glass. The upper works of the Oakland ciaught fire and her captain was fore 'd to cut loose and leave her men bo :'ind. They may have escaped, but have not yet been heard from. The burning slips were inaccessible for fire engines from the Alameda county shore, but the two fire boats were dispatched to the scene from this city and succeeded in confining the flames to the end of the mole. Nothing else could be done, however, and everything on the broad extension of the pier was soon totally destroyed. The loss may exceed $100,000, but cannot yet be closely estimated. The depot was the terminal for trains to Santa Cruz and also for the trains for Oakland and Alameda. During the last year the Southern Pacific has expended many thousands of dollars in repairing the approaches to the mole and the wharf proper. The ferry buildings proper covered several acres and contained the well fitted offices of the railroad opera tives. Teachers' Examination. The regular teachers' examination will be held in the court room, Bill ings, Mont., Nov. 28-29, 1902, begin ning at 9 a. m. MARGUERITE M. STRANG, County Superintendent of Schools. AMERICAN CIRL SHOT IN PARIS STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCES SUR ROUND DEATH OF MRS. GORE. WAS A MUSIC STUDENT Consul General Gowdy Will Insist on Thorough Police Investigation of Case. Paris, Nov. 21.-Helen Gore, said to be an American, was killed by a revolver shot yesterday in the ap partment occupied by Jean de Rydzen ski, a singer of the Imperial theatre of St. Petersburg. De Rydzenski at first said Miss Gore committed sui cide, but subsequently he declared the revolver went off accidentally. Is Being Investigated. Consul General Gowdy is personally c investigating the death of Miss Gore, 1 who was completing her musical edu- I cation here and resided in the fash ionable quarter of Passy. When found t yesterday evening, the victim was unconscious and had a bullet wound a over her right eye. Two doctors were x summoned to attend her, but she died I without regaining consciousness. The Russian singer comes from a rich and noble family. He is the son of a Russian general and has uncles t who hold high positions in the gov ernment service of Russia. Consul General Gowdy's investiga tion has developed that Ellen Gore arrived in Paris on August 25 and registered at a boarding house at No. 11 Avenue de la Grande Armee, as Mrs. Ellen Gore of New York. She does not apiear to have had any rela tives residing in Paris. but among 8 the effects found in her room are sev eral typewritten letters of recent dates bearing the heading "Attorney Edward C. Butler Gore, Court of Mex ico." These letters are of a strictly business nature, relating to property. Was Conscientious Student. The proprietor of Miss Gore's board ing house says she appeared to be a conscientious student. She worked hard at her musical studies and re. ceived few visitors. The doorkeepler of the house, who speaks in the high est terms of the deceased student, says he had seen her enter accom panied by a gentleman whose descrip tion tallies with that of M. de Rydzenski. Consul General Gowdy has not form ed any theory regarding the circum stances of the death, but he will in sist on the police investigating the case. The body has been removed to the morgue, where it will remain until Mr. Gowdy has received advices from the woman's relatives. The Russian's Version. M. De Rydzenski returned to his lodging at 5 p. m. yesterday, accom panied by Miss Gore, whom he took to his room. Half. an hour later the report of a revolver shot was heard and de Rydzen.ski shouted for help. The proprietor of the house and sev eral other persons entered the room and found Miss Gore lying on the bed, while the revolver was on the rug at the bedside. De Rydzenski's version of the affair is that while he was conversing with his visitor he had occasion to pick up an article from the table and he knocked off the re volver, the fall of which caused it to discharge. The bullet struck Miss Gore ,and she fell backward on the bed in an unconscious condition. The commissary of police, who has charge of the case, says the story seems improbable, but it is impossi ble as yet to say whether the case is one of murder or accident. Nothing has yet been discovered to help in clearing up the mystery surrounding the affair. According to a servant in de Rydzenski's house, Miss Gore paid frequent visits to the Russian, who, it is now reported, first said that she had committed suicide, but afterward said that while holding the revolver in his hand it slipped from his grasp and went off as it fell. SINCLAIR HER MAIDEN NAME. More About the American Woman Killed in Paris. Paris, Nov. 21.-Consul Gen iral Gowdy's investigation into the shlipt ing of Mrs. Ellen Gore Wednes lay develops the fact that Mrs. Gore was a pupil of the famous composer Msz. kowski. Her maiden name was Sin clair. She was originally from ('ali fornia, where she married Tom Core of British Columbia. The couple re moved to Mexico City and became wealthy. They built the extensive apartment house in Mexico City which they called "Gore Court." Mrs. Gore traveled, studying music in Vienna, Antwerp and Paris unde the best masters. De Rydewiski wa: a pupil of Lasalle, of the Grand Opera who speaks in warm terms of the gen tleness and musical ability of hie pupil. ° The police are continuing th, investigation and have designates Gastinne Renette, the expert armorer to give an opinion on the wound whether or not it was self-inflicted Dr. Soquet has made an autopsy an( transmitted his report to the police but it is said it contains "no new de velopments. Left New York in July. New York, Nov. 21.-It has beer discovered that Mrs. Gore lived it Madison avenue in this city until she went abroad July 12. While here she obtained a divorce from her husband who was an architect and a man ol wealth in Mexico. Mrs. Gore's only relative is said to be an aunt living near Oakland, Cal. WATER TOO COLD. Mrs. Albert Sechrest Tells Why She Did Not Kill Herself. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 21.-Mrs. Al ert Sechrest of Kansas City, princi al witness for the state in the case )f Dr. Louis Zorn, a dentist, charged with killing her husband, was found sere today at the home of her parents, .nd admitted she had been in hiding here for the past five days. Mrs. Sechrest wished to avoid testifying It the trial and last Monday threw a -ote pinned to a hat in the river at :eavenworth, stating that she had Irowned herself and baby "I meant to kill myself and baby," he said, today, "but the water was oo cold." PANAMA A DEATH TRAP IANITATION NECESSARY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF CANAL. ONTROL OF THE STRIP )ne of the Questions Causing Delay in the Signing of the Treaty. Washington, Nov. 21.-One of the ,ost important things which has ianrlnlvinrr n.. aaononmnn+ nn +ho ueen aelaying an agreement on the Panama canal is the necessity of se curing to the United States extra ordinary police powers to enforce san itary regulations. The early experi ences of the French on the isthmus were terrible in the extreme, and any administration here in Washing ton which should permit an epidemic of cholera, yellow fever, dystentery or other serious fatal attacks would invite political defeat. The problem of sanitation for the Panama canal becomes more serious every time it is examined. The Wash ing:eZ government has been forced to take the position that during the time of active building operations, when thousands of men will be con gregated in close quarters, and when the newly turned (lamp soil will in vite malarial fevers in every form, it will lie necessary for the United States to have actual police control of a strip of territory at least three miles wide on each side of the canal. It probably will be necessary for this country to assume 'urisdiction over the two cities of Colon and Pan ama at the ends of the canal route, and this proposition startles the peo ple on the isthmus. In no other way will it be possible to maintain the necessary quarantine and enforce the strictest sanitary regulations. The isthmus of Panama, according to the reports now on file here, is a perfect death trap, and, if large num bers of unacclimated Americans are dumped there without proper sanitary precautions being taken in advance of their arrival, the mortality would be so great as to arouse a storm of popular indignation which no admin istration could weather. The local officials of the Colombian government cannot be made to under stand the scope of Yankee sanitary devices and still suspect this country of seeking annexation by secret means, when, in fact, nothing is de sired except to secure the health of the skilled I laborers and engineers brought from the. Uited States. Until full guarantees are given by Colombia, the am uri treaty will not be signed. It may be agreed that these extraordinary sanitary police regulations shall be limited to the pe riod of building, but the United States will continue to insist that it must have ample authority to enforce the same system of sanitation on the Isthmus of Panama which made SaLti ago de Cuba an actual health resort. INDIANA MOB HANO NECR( IDENTIFIED BY WOMEN HE AM SAULTED. SHERIFF LOSES HIS JOE By Hoosier Law the Office Becomes Vacant When a Prisoner Is Lynched. Sullivan, Ind., Nov. 21.-James Dil lard, the Kentucky negro who crim inally assaulted Mrs. Mary Davis o Sullivan county and Mrs. John Lemoi of Knox county on Tuesday last, wai hanged to a telegraph pole one mil east of John Lemon's farm' at 8 o'clocl tonight by a mob. Dillard was cap tured at Lawrenceville, Ill., late yes terday, after a battle with the tow, marshal, during which the negro was shot three times and severely wound ed. He was then taken to Robinson ville for safe keeping. John Lemon husband of one of the women who hac been assaulted by the negro, with party of friends went to Lawrence ville last night and identified him am the woman's assailant. Late this afternoon he was broughl to Sullivan in a wagon by the sherif and his deputies to be taken before the women for further identification The sheriff and his deputies attempt ed to slip into the town with theim prisoner, but a mob of 40 or 50 farm era, heavily armed, took the prisone] away from them and started the in vestigation themselves. The negrc was taken to the home of Mrs. Johr Davis, where he was identified. Ther the mob started with the negro foi the farm of John Lemon, 10 miles from this city. The mob in the mean time had swelled to enormous pro portions. The negro was identiflec by Mrs. Lemon. The crowd then started back to Sul livan with the prisoner, but one mile east of the Lemon farm a rope was thrown over the arm of a telegrapi pole and the trembling wretch was quickly jerked into the air. The gov ernor had ordered out the Vincennes militia to protect the negro, but hiE instructions were received too late. After hanging the negro the mol dispersed quietly. It was composed mostly of farmers, but was augnfent ed largely by citizens of Sullivan Oaktown and other towns of this county. Indianapolis, Nov . 21.-Governor Durbin today notified Sheriff Dudley of Sullivan county that his office was vacant and the coroner becomes sher iff ex-officio. The Indiana law p.ro rides that a sheriff shall vacate hi; office when a prisoner in his charge is lynched. Last night the mob toolF Dillard, the negro, away from Sherifi Dudley and hanged him to a tele graph pole. The sheriff has the right under the law to ask to be reinstated but he must show that he was power less to hold the prisoner. HARVEY LOGAN FOUND GUILTY Montana Train Robber Convicted in Kentucky. Knoxville, Nov. 21.-Harvey Logan has been found guilty on ten counts charging him with complicity in the robbery of the Great Northern train in Montana. A motion for a new trial was made. Sentence will be passed at 4 o'clock. Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 21.-The case of Harvey Logan,.on trial in the federal court here, on the charge of complicity in the Great Northern train robbery in Montana, was given to the jury today. In his instructions Judge Clark ordered the jury to find the prisoner not guilty upon three courts of the indictment against him charg ing him with having in his possession about $9,000 in stolen unsigned Mon tana National bank notes. As to the remaining 16 counts the jurors were directed to bring in a verdict of guilty or not guilty, according to the evi dence. A Startling Surnrise. Very few could believe in looking ,at A. T. Hoadley, a healthy, robust blacksmith of Tilden, Ind., that for ten years he suffered such tortures frpm rheumatism as few could endure and live. But a wonderful change followed his taking Electric Bitters. "Two bottles wholly cured me." he writes, "and I have not felt a twinge in over a year." They regulate the kidneys, purify the blood and cure rheumatism, neuralgia, nervousness, improve digestion and give perfect health. Try them. Only 50c at Chap pie Drug Co.'s. ST. 4OHN'8 HEADACHE CURE wIi sure your headache. Sold by Chapale Drug Co. Beautiful Clear Skies. Herbine exerts a direct.influence on the bowels, liver and kidneys, purify ing and strengthening these organs, and maintaining them Uin a normal condition of health; thus removing a common cause of yellow, mothy, greasy skin, and more or less of pim ples, blotches and blackheads. 50c at Holmes & Rixon's. Annual Bazaar and Supper. The Ladies' Aid society of the C .n gregational church will give their an nual bazaar and supper Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2 and 3, in the church parlors. Any one who has not been solicited and has articles they would like to give, may. leave same with Mrs. Clerk at parsonage. Notice. Beginning Nov. 9, 1902, our store and offices will close every Sunday at 12 o'clock noon. (Signed) HANDEL BROS., 52-8 Musselshell, Mont. THE BIG DITCH COMPANY, Billings, Montana. Notice-There is delinquent upon the following described stock, on ac count of assessment levied on the 13th day of October, 1902, the several amounts set opposite the names of respective shareholders, as follows: William E. Harmison, certifi cate No. 228, 20 shares .... $ 200.00 J. A. Yearns, certificate No. 190, 20 shares ............ 200.00 Ed. O'Donnell, certificate No. 182, 20 shares ...... .... 200.00 O. C. Bundy, certificate No. 82, 40 shares .... ........ 400.06 L. J. Gerard, certificate No. 90, 12 shares ............ 120.00 William Kinnick, certificate No. 99, 50 shares ........ 500.00 Benjamin Graham, certificate No. 240, 16 shares ........ 160.00 I. D. O'Donnell, (Geo. Con nick), certificate No. 103, 128 shares ........... ....1,280.00 Benjamin Graham, trustee, (Estella Parque), certificate No. 196, 30 shares ........ 300.00 C. H. Perrine, certificate No. 235, 50 shares ............ 500.00 And in accordance with law and an order of the board of directors made on the 17th day of November, 1902, so many shares of each parcel of stock as may be necessary will be sold in front of court house, Billings, Mont., on the 6th day of December, 1902, at" 2 o'clock p. m. of such day, to pay delinquent assessment thereon, togeth er with costs of advertising and ex penses of sale. Office at Billings, Mont. E. H. HASTINGS, Secretary, of the Big Ditch Company. 66-1-sw-2t Old Mill Ditch Company of Park City, Montana. Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the directors of the Old Mill Ditch company held on the 17th day of November, 1902, an assessment of 50 cents per share was levied on all shares of the capital stock of Class C of said corporation, payable on the 18th day of December, 1902, to C. S. McFarlin, secretary and treas urer of said company at Billings, Yel lowstone county, Montana. Any stock upon which the assess mcni ehall romain unpaid on the 18th day of December, 1902, will be de linquent and will be advertised for sale at public auction, and, unless payment is made before, will be sold on the 5th day of January, 1903, to pay the delinquent assessment, to gether with cost of advertising and e::penses of sale. C. S. McFAILIN, Secretary, Billings, Mont. First Publication November 18 ,1902. First Publication Nov. 4, 1902-4t SUMMONS. IN JUSTICE COURT BILLINGS Township, State of Montana, Coun ty of Yellowstone, before F. I. Mann, Justice of the Peace. Rose Haworth, plaintiff, vs. Harr; Padghum, defendant-ALIAS SUM MONS. The State of Montana, to Harry Padg hum, defendant-Greeting: You are hereby required to appear in an action brought against you by the above-named plaintiff, in the jus tice court of the city of Billings, coun ty of Yellowstone, arid to answer the complaint filed therein within forty days (exclusive of the day of service) after the service on you of this sum mons, the first issued herein having been returned without being served. The above action was brought to recover the sum of Thirty-three and Thirty-five Hundredths (33.35) Dol lars, due and owing from defendant to plaintiff for board from the 4th day of September, 1902, to October 21st, of the same year. And in default thereof judgment will be rendered against you, Harry Padghum, the above-named defendant, according to the complaint. Given under my hand this 31st day of October, 1902. F. L. MANN, Justice of the Peace. H. C. Crippen, Plaintiff's Attoorney.