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VOL. XVIII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903. NO. 82. HANNA'S BILL GETS SCORED DE ARMOND ON EX-SLAVE PEN SION PROPOSITION. DECLORES IT A BIG FARCE Mr. Cannon Calls Attention to the Fact That Measure Was Intro duced by Request. Washington, Feb. 11.-Mr. De Ar mond of Missouri, in a brief but ex ceedingly sarcastic speech relative to the bill recently introduced by Sena tor Hanna to pension ox-slaves, prc cipita3d an interesting debate. He called the bill a "curious evidence of thce.revailing trend of politics," which was "more valuable 'as a piece of political' maneuvering than as a piece of prospective legislation." "The introducer of the bill," he said, "announced that he was not a candi-1 date for the presidency, but from the same authority came the announce .ment that there were no trusts." The exact facts could, Mr De Armond said, be balanced in the public mind after a study of both statements. The negro delegate, he said, was an im portant factor in republican national conventions, and there was nothing like making preparations in good time. It was an interesting game, and those not concerned could watch it with equanimity. It was a farce, he said, but still farces had theirI solemn aspects. And it was sobering to think of the old negroes in their cabins in the south giving up their small earnings until the time came when they would turn for relief to their natural protectors-the white people of the south. Mr. Cannon, in reply, treated Mr. De Armond's remarks lightly, calling attention to 'the fact that Senator Hanna's bill had been introduced by request. Mr. Richardson of Tennessee treat ed the matter very seriously. He said that companies were already being formed and cinculars were being sent out to ignorant colored people by un scrupulous adventurers, and he thought both sides should join in an assurance to them not to invest their quarters and dimes in this scheme. Mr. Cannan responded that all should understand, rich and poor, white and black, cultured and igno rant, that the government promises to all alike equality before the law and equality of opportunity, and un der it each must work out his own salvation. Mr. De Armond was not satisfied with this sauve statement, but asked for a more specific assurance. In re ply Mr. Cannon stated with emphasis that if the ignorant were being im posed upon they should be undeceiv ed-that in his judgment no such bill could or would' pass. NEW COUNTY NOT CREATED Bill to Create Paradise Knocked Out in the House. Helena, Feb. 11.-One county divi sion bill received a death blow yes terday in the lower house. That body voted to indefinitely postpone the Paradise county measure and then tabled a motion for reconsideration. Committee reports took up most of the -morning. The judiciary commit tee managed to get rid of a large num ber of the bills which have accum ulWted in its pigeon holes since it be gan ,the Harney investigation. The Scommittee on fairs and expositions favorably recommended the substi tute bill providing for a state fair at Helena. CARRIE AGAIN ARRESTED. Forgotten Ordinance Enforced Against Kansas Reformer. Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 11.-Mrs. Carrie Nation, who is filling a lecture engagement at the Chutes theater in this c-ity, was arrested this afternoon for violating a city ordinance forbid ding the advertisement of attractions by the use of carriages decorated with painted banners. The ordinkcnee has never been made effective and infringement of its provisions has usually been over looked in the past. Mrs. Nation was released on bail. ANARCHIST GETS LIFE SENTENCE Trial of Leopold's Assailant Is Con cluded at Brussels. Brussels, Feb. 11.-Gennario Ru hino, the Italian anarchist who has been on trial here since February 6 charged with attempting to assas sinate King Leopold, November 15, by firing three shots at him while he was returning from the cathedral af ter attending a Te Deum mass in memory of the late Queen Henrietta, was found guilty today. and was sen tenced to imprisonment for life at penal servitude. When the trial of Rubino was re sumed today counsel for the defense appealed to the jury to act in a man ner similar to that of the jury which tried Spido-who -attempted to as sassinate the then prince of Wales, now King Edward, in April, 1900 and "listening only to the voice of their social death, acquit the accus ed." ANTI-INJUNCTION BILL. President of the Mine Workers Will Urge Passage of Measure. Indianapolis, Feb. 11.-President Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers, acting under a resolution adopted by the recent convention of miners, has apointed W. H. Haskins of Ohio and T. D. Nichols of the Pennsylvania anthracite ,district to go to Washing-, ton and urge the passage of the Hoar anti-injunction bill. He asserted that the mission is an important one to organized labor in general, and es pecially to the mine workers, in view of the recent action of federal judges in the West Virginia strike. HAS BIG JOB. London Times Says President Roose velt Has Difficult Task Ahead. New York, Feb. 11.-The London Times in an editorial on United States politics says, according to a London dispatch to the Times, that President Roosevelt is a strong man, but that he has a difficult task confronting him. He has inevitably placed himself in opposition to some of the politicians controlling the machine who bitterly resent his 'attitude towards the trusts. President Roosevelt's position in de manding from congress power to make regulation and publicity impera ltive by law, will, in the, opinion of the Times, be greatly strengthened by any proceedings such as "are al leged to have been taken in trying to sLop trust proceedings. There is some reason to, fear, the editorial says, that the folly thus shown by the party identified with the trusts, may alien ate not a few of those who would like to hold the balance even in a contro versy where there is a good deal to be said on both sides. THE NEW DEFENDER. The Republic Will Be Larger Than the Columbia. Bristol, R. I., Feb. 11.-The dimen sions of the new cup defender which w:ll b2 :~--ed the Republic, compar ed with those of Columbia are an nounced as follows: Length over all, 141 feet, Columbia, 132 feet; beam, 28 feet, 8% inches, Columbia, 24 feet 7 inches; draft, 19 feet, Columbia 20 feet; water line of both craft measure a trifle under the 90 feet. There are now 100 mechan ics engaged on the; hull of the boat and on the main mast. Gambling Closes at Great Falls. Great Falls, Feb. 11.-Great Falls was rather slower than the rest of the cities in falling into line in the matter of closing gambling, but she finally reached the "nothing doing" stage this evening. Faro, roulette, chuckaluck, stud poker and the other cardroom games are quiet tonight, and the wheels, the check racks and other paraphernalia have been stored away until the storm blows over. Not all of the slot machines have gone, but the money machines have all gone into retire ment. There arena number of dealers, look out men and the like who are idle to day, and in consequence the two pool roomns are doing a big business, as plaing the ponies is the only form of wager left open. Can't Get the Money. Seattle, Wash., Feb. 11.-Word was received in this city this week that the Valdez & Copper River railway will not be built this year. The rea son assigned is that the promoters are unable to get the capital neces sary for the project. STACK THREE HUNDRED FEET HIGH Anaconda, Feb. 11.-On the summit of the mountain southeast of Ana conda and south of the Washoe Smelt! ing plant there will be erectedl, as fast as men can do it, a smokestack which, ix comparison, to the ones at the old smelters will assume the proportions of a mammoth giant. In fact, there Is not a stack or tower about the state which will compare in size to the new stack upon which work is to begin at once. The stack will be raised 300 feet above the highest point of the mountain and will be connected with the Washoe smelting plant lby a flue 2,000 feet in length. The Immense proportions .of the new stackk and the flue will be realized when it is under stood that the flue is to be nmore than half a mile in length and that the diameter of the reservoir or chimney of the stack will be 30 feet. The flue and stack. for the Rreater iart. will COOKED MEALS AND CREMATED BODY Monticello, N. Y., Feb. 11.--The 14 year-old daughter of Mrs. Kate Taylor, who is under arrest for the murder of her husbnpd, Lafayette Taylor, at their home near Centerville on the night of Janiuary 27, told ' horrible story of her, mother's crinje at the woman's trial here today. The girl is the woman's daughter by a formet husband. She testified that her step. father camne home drunk and that she retired while he and. her mother were quarreling. A short time afterward she heard a shot, and, running inkt the kitchen, saw Taylor lying on the floor and saw her mother shoot hin again. Mrs. Taylor then seized at SNOWSLIDE SWEEPS AWAY A TRAI" Missoula, Feb. 11.-A huge snow slide on the Coeur d'Alene branch of the Northern Pacific this afternoon swept seven bents of the large trestle work of the "S" .bridge between Mul Ian and Dorsey and precipitated a freight train into the gulch many feet below. Every member of the train crew was injured, two of whom may die. The injured are: A Conductor C. Smith, intexnal, condi tion very serious. Brakeman Fred Grant, ribs broken WOULD JAIL COMMISSIONERS nvUzeau, reUu. it.-i ne noara o0 county commissioners of Gallatin county is threatened with imprison ment. L. S. Logan, through his at torney, John Luce, notified the board this afternoon that if it failed to tear down the fence on the wEsst side of the court house, its members, Geo. E. Davis, T. S. Kirk and E. F. Sawyer, would have to go to jail. The trouble originated in a, suit be tween Logan and the commissioners concerning the right of the latter to fence off a strip west of the court house and east of Logan's house for an implement and lumber yard. Lcgan claims the land fenced off by the com missioners is in reality a piece belong The Car Men Flay Strike Chicago, Feb. 11.- By action taken by employes of the Chicago City Rail road company a general strike on all lines of that system is made possi ble. The union tonight formulated an ultimatum to be presented tomorrow to General Manager McCulloch and if he shall decline to grant any of the arenuet.s nnntalnea th.a.i. tha n. CARBOLIC ACID FOR I.OCI$JAW. New Treatment Used by St. Louis Doctor as Experiment. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 11.r-By the in jection of carbolic acid into the veins of a dying man, a process new to med ical science in the United States, Dr. Neiltert, of this city, has prolonged for 48- hours the life or William Wands, a fireman, with a severe case of lockjaw. The method 'employed is not unlike that of the injection of formalin. Dr. Neiltert, when the man was brought to the hospital, realizing that by the ordinary methods of treatment his death was only a fey hours' dis tant, secured the permission of the patient and his relatives for the ex periment, which consisted of injecting structed on a somewhat different plan than were the old cnes located at the smelters formerly used. Tile smoke of the smp.ting plant, in its entirety, will be sent through this flue, which is to be made up of three separate flues and all encased in one massive frame. It is the purpose of the Washoe company to so. construct the flues and smokss'ack that all of the obnoxious or inj'irio.l e;o2ents contained in the s.aeiter smoke . will be kept within the area of the stack and the flues and in consequence the damaging smoke heretofore thrown upon the valley below and sometimes over the city will be dispensed with. Men are to be put at work on the flue immediately. The surveys for the structure have been completed and the plans for the undertaking are in such shape as ,to permit of rapid pro gress in the construction work. bb made of brick and will be con ax and cut off his head and` right arm, both of which she placed in a stove. The remainder of the body was cut in four pieces and put in a sack in the pantry, and during the two suc ceeding days parts of 'the body were burned until it was all consumed. The clothing was burned and other" evi dences of the murder were cleared away. During the time the body was being burned .'the usual meals were cooked by Mrs Taylor on the stove in which the boy was burning. During her daughter's recital of the story Mrs Taylor showed no sign of nervousness. Mrs. Taylor will be ex amined tomorrow. so badly that bones protruded through. the flesh, condition serious. Engineer Phillips. Firnman Soderman. Brakeman Merritt. -''he freight and a passenger train left Wallace this morning, preceded by a rotary plow, which broke down and stalled the trains in the moun tains. Because of this accident it: is impossible to reach the injured men and" another plow has been ordered from Livingston to proceed at once fn M;- 'A. ing to Bozeman, while the commis sioners claim theJe is no record of such a strip and the land belongs to the county. The case was heard be fore Judge Stewart last week and, af:er hearing the evidence of the wit nesses who testified that the land had been dedi.ated to the city for a street, a decision was given in favor of Logan. The commissioners, through the county attorney, gave notice of an appeal to tle supreme court. Logan wants the fence torn down at once and does not want to wait for a su preme court decision of the case. The commissioners have until tomorrow to make up their minds as to their method of procedure.. mittee which will wait upon him will report back to the union in favor of a strike on all lines of the company. Mr. McCulloch will be called upon .o reinstate Thomas Daley, a dis charged cable splicer, to discharge James Little, the man who took his place, and to cease alleged discrimi nation in favor of non-union men. ten drops of a 10 per cent solution every three hours. Thus far it has proved successful, although it is not known whether it will sustain the patient sufficiently to carry him on to recovery. British Destroyer Ashore. D New York, Feb 11.-The British tor pedo boat destroyer Quail went ashore a week ago near Point Barin, says -a Herald dispatch from Port of Spain, Trinidad. Her propellers were smashed and she narrowly escaped being wrecked owing to the heavy sea swells. She has been towed to this port. The court of inquiry has exonerat ed the commander of the British sloop of war Fantome, which went ashore recently. The shart was wrong. JURY 81STS ON WRONG CORPSE. Supposed Dead Man Appears and In terrupts the Inquest Chicago, Feb. 11.-D. J. Splann, a telegraph operator, atten ed an in quest at the county morgue yesterday afternoon over a corpse which had been identified as his. His appear ance abruptly terminated the pro ceedings. The body was found last Friday under the sidwalk ar Green and La Salle streets. A coat formerly worn by Splann, while in the employ of the Western Union, and a meal ticket, on which his name was in scribed, led to the mistaken identifi cation. On December 1 Splann was robbed of $30 and a bundle of cloth ing. The police at the Des Plaines street station believe that the body at the morgue is that of the man who robbed him. CHAMBER TAKES IT UP. French Deputies to Try to Stop Fist Fights Among Members. Paris, Feb. 11.-The chamber of deputies has appointed a committee to consider the encounter which took place February 7 in the corridors of the house, when M. Selle. socialist, struck M. Lasces, anti-semite, a blow in the face, the difficulty arising from M. Lasces' political speeches. M. Salle later declined to accept M. Las ces' challenge to fight a duel and the latter asked for the privilege of ap pealing to the courts. There is a strong sentiment in the chamber in favor of a court prosecu tion as a means of preventing disor derly scenes in the chamber, and it is expected that the chamber of depu ties will approve the legal prosecu tion of M. Salle. MIDDIES GIVE IN. Third Class at Annapolis Will Prom ise to Be Good. Annapolis, Md., Feb. 11.-At a meet .ng tonight of the third class men of the naval arademy, it was unanimous. ly decided to accede to the demand of Superintendent Brownson 'that membrs ..of the class refrain from hazing of all forms. Superintendent Brownson probably will rescind his order tomorrow restricting the class from all liberty. FALL OF A SWELL. Distinguished New Yorker Confesses Himself a Thief. New York, Feb. 1.-Geo. Hamilton Pell, who. was one of the powers in Wall street 15 years ago, 'and a quar ter of a century back was considered the great matrimonial catch in the fashionable set, stood before Justice Newburger in the general session to day and confessed himself 'to be a thief. Pell pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny in the first degree. He will be sentenced Friday. The maximum punishment for the crime is 10 years in state prison. In 1890 he was convicted, with oth ers, of having wrecked the Sixth Na tional bank. He was sentenced to seven years, but after serving to~ years in Sing Sing was pardoned. He comes of a distinguished family and has scores of very inuential fgiends. These friends were able to have him pardoned in 1892 and they have also worked hard for him in the present case. Famous Scout Passes Away. Albuquergue, N. M., Feb. ll.--0C:I onel Morris, one of the most famous of western scouts and Indian fighters, is dead here after a long illness. In 1870 Morris, with 13 men, killed Chief Juaneka and 30 Apache warriors who had been terrorizing the country. Morris was wounded in the neck, one of his men.killed and ten wounded. The leader, after being shot, killed Juaneka with his last bullet. Con gress awarded Morris a medal for bravery. Colonel Morris served with a Kansas regiment in the civil war. He will be buried here Thursday with military honors. National Veterans Union. Springfield, Ill., Feb. 11.-Thirty four states were represented at the convention of the National Veterans union today. General F. B. Hutchin-, son of Rochester, N. Y., was elected commander-in-chief. On Trust Legislation. Washington, Feb. 11.-The commit tee on judiciary of the senate spent several hours yesterday considering the trust question with the view of the recommendation of anti-trust leg islation. PRICE PAID FOR BODIES DR. ALEXANDER ON THE WIT NESS STAND: HAD TO PRODUCE SUBJECTS Was Employed to Lecture at College on Descriptive Anatomy-Used 10 or 12 Bodies. Indianapolis, Feb. 11.-Today's ses sion of the trial of Dr. Alexander. charged with grave robbery, opened with the testimony of Jacob Kurtz, a city detective, who was formerly the turnkey at the county jail. He cor roborated Dr. Alexander's testimony that Cantrell telephoned, October 18, from the jail to Dr. Alexander's of fice. Joseph A. Kepler, manager for the local branch of R. G. Dun & Co.'s com mercial agency, was a character wit ness. Dr. H. M. Lash, a specialist in mental diseases, was asked- for his opinion as to Cantrell's sanity. "I would consider the man as one of unsound mind," said Dr. Lash. As the conviction of the other al leged ghouls is said to depetid large ly on Cantrell's testimony, the ques tion as to his mental condition is causing much comment. " Dr. Alezander tock the witness stand. He appeared pale, but not ill at ease, and spoke in a low but clear tone. He was graduated March 13, 1895, from the Indiana college and opened an office in this city. He testified that he tended bar and kept the books for a time in his- uncle's saloon. He was arrested at one time wihle in the saloon business, he said. on the charge of selling liquor after hours, but was acquitted. Dr. Alexander said he was erpploy ed to deliver 30 lectures at the Cen tral college during the school term of 1901-02 on descriptive anatomy of skeletons. He admitted that his duty was to procure dissecting material for 'he college. "We used possibly 10 or 12 bodies In a season," he said. He received, all told, $60 for each body. "I paid for the material, the work of preservation, and in addition de livered 100 lectures," he testified. He said it cost him in time, labor and money about $12.50 to preserve a body and place it in a barrel of brine. "When did you first meet Rufus Cantrell?" "I met him in June, 1902. He told me he had telephoned to Dr. Bretz and came to see me. I did not know what he wanted. "We had a lot of uncleaned skele tons in the old college building. Can trell, who was alone, told me he had worked about colleges and wanted em ployment. I telephoned either -to pr. Banner or Dr. Eastman habout the matter and they referred me to Dr. Allen. I told Cantrell, whom I knew then as William Rufus, to return in a few days." Dr. Alexander testified that he had made arrangements and employed Cantrell to clean the skeletons for $25 and advanced him $3.50 to buy overalls and a meal ticket He also said that he made efforts to secure dissecting material in different parts of the state without avail. About this time, he said, he took Cantrell's clothing out of a pawnshop and stood security. On one occasion in July, 1902, he said he tallked with Cantrell about procuring bodies. "He told me he had procured bodies for different colleges at times and would like to do it again," the wit ness said. Dr. Alexander said he made ar rangements with Cantrell to supply the college with material at his own expense for $30 a body C. O. D. at the college. No Truth in It. London, Feb. ll.-The Hague cor respondent of the Daily Telegraph de dlares that the rumor that the D-tch minister of foreign affairs will -be Ina vited to arbitrate the Venezuela dis pute is unfounded. Whole Town Destroyed. Columbus, O., Feb. 11.-A Ore Is reported to have almost destroye the town of Bremen, 45 miles southr of Columbus late last ndhbt,