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The Billings Gazette.
VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1905. NO. 48 HlILL MAKES ANSWER Great Northern's Report His Reply to Popular Demand. SHOWS REDUCTION IN RATES Increasing Business Enables Company to Reduce Cost of Transportation Markedly In Years Intervening Since 1881. [By Associated Press] St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 12.-According to the annual, report of the Great Northern Railway company, made public late today, that company has saved to shippers by reason of reduc tions made in freight charges since 1881 the sum of $676,983,820. In re spect of the lowering of rates the re port says: Shown by Report. "The subject of the control of rail way rates by the federal government has been prominently before the coun try for some time past. It has been stated that while tariffs have been re duced (.by railroads) the various classifications have been so changed as to offset the apparent re~duction in rates. Figures taken from the an naul reports of this coampany show the actual; yearly reduction in freight rates for the past 25 years and the total reduction for the same period. These reductions have only been made possible by the growth of the company's traffic, as shown by the in crease in tonnage hauled one mile each year. "The figures show that since 1881 DEATH BEFORE DISGRACE. New York Man Under Indictment Commits Suicide. [By Associated Press] New York, Oct. 12.-Rather thah face trial on the indictments charging him with fraudulently taking money from the Welssel estate, Armitage Mathews, lawyer and secretary of the county republican committee, commit ted suicide today by jumping from a! window in his apartment to the stone paved court yard. He struck on his head and fractur ed the skull and died in a short time. (Mathews was a young man who had advanced rapidly, both in the practice of his profession and in politics. Hie was indicted last May on charges of conspiracy and grand larceny growing out of the plotting for the Weissel estate, of which David Rothschild, wrecker of the Federal bank was ad ministrator. After Rothschild was convicted and sent to Sing-Sing prison he drew up on bits of paper a series. of state ments in which he accused Mathews of having a share in the looting of the WReissel estate. Eventually the state ments reached District Attorney Jer ome and Rothschild was brought to New York to testify against Mathews. STILL REFUSE TO ANSWER. Officials of General Paper Company Punished for Contempt. [By Assocatted Psess] St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 12.--C. I. Mc Nair, B. F. Nelson and A. S. Bross, witnesses recently ordered by Judge Vandevanter to give testimony and produce books before the special ex aminer taking testimony in the case I of the Government against the Gea eral Paper company, refused to com ply with the court's order today and were adjudged in contempt. Judge Vandevanter sentenced each to pay , a fine of $150 and to be confined in the county jait until purged of con tempt. nmmediate notice of appeal to the( supreme court of the United States was given. This acts as a stay of sentence and the witnesses are out on I bail pending final decision. a total of 35,818,206,224 revenue tons hauled one mile, a grading in aver age revenue per ton per mile of from 2.88 cents in 1881 to .792 of a cent in 1905. The total revenues collected amount to $314,580,519. Based on the average rates in force in 1881 Ithe comnpany would have received for the tonnage hauled $1,931,564,339. Hence the actual savings to shippers by rea son of the reduction in rates has amounted to $676,983,820." Great Northern Proper. The gross earnings of Great North ern proper shown by the report for the current year amount to $43,526, 088, an increase over the previous year of $3,168,735 or 8.66 per cent. The operating expenses were $21, 441,927, beinig an increase of 4.115 per cent from the previous year. The taxes amounted to $1,516,922.62 and the net revenue from operation amounted to $20,567,283. For the entire system, including subsidiary lines, the gross income amounted to $45,032,084, operating ex penses $22,298,671 and total income to $22,703,767. DEMANDS LEGAL ACTION. New York Merchants' Association After Insurance Men. [By Associated Press] New York, Oct. 12.-The Merchants' Association of New `York, through its board of directors, today adopted res olutions calling upon the district at torney of New York to ascertain whether an indictment cannot be found against the officers of life in surance companies who have con tributed the funds of the companies to political campaign committees. The committee also asks that civil action be instituted by the state attorney general looking to the restitution of the money so contributed. In addition to the adoption of the resolutions the association' announced that District Attorney Jerome would be requested to reconsider his deter mination not to ask for an extraordi nary session of the grand jury to con sider the matter at this time. TO SUCCEED HUGHES. IvinS Republican Candidate for Mayor of New York. [By Associated Press] New York, Oct. 12.--Wil0lam Miils Ivins, who acted as counsel for the Fassett legislative committee in 1892 and was city chamberlain under May ors Hewitt and Grace, today became the republican candidate for mayor of New ,York City, when he accepted the nomination offered by the commit tee appointed by the republican city convention to fill vacancies in the nominations of 'that convention. ANOTHER AGAINST JEROME. Former Assistant Nominated by Demo crate for District Attorney. [By Associated Press] New York, Oct. 12.-James W. Os borne, formerly an assistant district attorney under District Attorney Wil liam Travers Jerome, tonight was nominated for district attorney of New York county by the demoCratic coun ty convention held in Tammany hall. Mr. Osborne acepted and will be one of the opponents of Mr. Jerome, who is making an independent campaign for re-election. WAS JUST TRIFLE NAU(ilTY Heyl c.ompelled to Make an Admission Substantiat ing Charge of Sister-in-Law of'Improper Conduct Toward Her. [By Associ.ated Press] ,Milwaukee, Oct. 12.-Jacob Heyl, charged with using undue influence upon his mother-in-law, Mrs. Schan dein, concluded his testimony in his own behalf today. On direct examination Oharles F. Quarles questioned Heyl relative to every change made against him. Prac tically all of the sensational charges were denied. Heyl admitted, how ever, that he entered the room of his sister-in-law, Ella Frank, When she was in her teens, but declared he was under the *nfluence of liquor at the time. IHe was sharply cross-examined by Attorney Flanders this afternoon rela tive to the circumstances of his en tering the bed-room of Miss Ella Schandein, ipw Mrs. Ella Frank. Crawled Through Window. After being asked how he got in and after parrying questions and de claring that he got in by physicall WEAVER'S NET DRAGS MORE Predecessor's Administration Hauled into Arena by Arrest of Former Mayor Ashbridge's Director of Public Safety and Four Others. [By Associated Press] !Philadelphia, Oct. 12.-The admini stration of former Mayor Samuel H. Ashibridge was brought into the local (political turmoil today, when warrants were sworn out for the arrest of Ab raham L. English, who was director of public safety during the term of Mayor Ashbridge, and four otheirs, charging them with conspiracy to cheat and defraud the city in connec tion with the execution and carrying out of a contract for the erection of a small police hospital which is one of a group of buildings forming the new municipal hospital. Thel accused men are John F. Hen derson and Henry E. Baton of the contracting firm of Henderson & Co, Phi-tp E. Johnson, a former city archi DOCTOR SAVAGE ANGRY. Resents Exclusion of Unitarians From Interchurch Conference. [By Assoolated Press] New York, Oct. 12.-The Reverend Doctor Minot J. Savage of the Church of the Messiah, Unitarian, said today that the executive committee of the interchurch conference on federation, which is to be held in this city next month, was as consistent in voting to exclude representatives of the Uni tarians from the conference as were the Catholics, who burned Protestants, and Protestants, who murdered Cath olics, in the middle ages. The American Unitarian association, the national organization of the de nomination, had elected three dele gates to attend the conference, name ly, the Reverend Edward Everett Hale, chaplain of the United States senate; ex-Secretary of the Navy John D. Long of Massachusetts and Doctor Samuel A. Elliott, who is a son of President Elliott of Harvard. Members of the executive commit tee, which was presided over by the Reverend W. H. Roberts of Philadel phia, declared that the original letter of invitation was not sent to the Uni tarians, nor the Universalists nor Ro man Catholics. Neither of the latter two denominations, it was asserted, had taken any action in the matter. KILLED IN COLLISION. [By Aesocialed Press] Valmeria, Ill., Oct. 12.-Two men were killed and six injured in a col lision between two work trains on the Illinois division of the Iron Mountain railway, a mile and a quarter north of here, today. force and on his feet he was asked if he got in the door. He declined to answer, but was instructed to do so by the court. "Did you get in through the win dow?" Mr. Flanders asked. "I did," was the reply. The witness denied that he *at down on the edge of the bed or flourished a knife. He said that he stood in the middle of the floor ,nd called the girl's name. She jumped out of bed and although he assured her le meant no harm she ran from the room. Further questioning brought out the fact that the witness entered Mrs. Frank's room on another occasion. Asked what his acts were which Mrs. Frank might have thought indecent, he said: "I put my arm around her' in what you might call hugging her and sit ting her on my lap." tect and brother-in-law of Israel E. Durham, leader of the local repub lican organization, and James D. Fin ley, a cousin of Durham and a former inspector at the new municipal hos pital. Henderson, Baton and Finley entered bail in $5,000 for a hearing tomorrow afternoon. Former. Director English and Archi tect Johnson were arrested, but friends of the latter entered bail for his appearance. Close friends of Eng lish said tonight he will also appear at the hearing. The warrants were sworn out at the Instance of Mayor Weaver and are based on the results of an investiga tion covering a period; of several years. KEEPING DOUGHERTY COMPANY. Grand Jury Indicts Another Man Con nected With School Steals. [By Associated Press] Pepria, Ills., Oct. 12.-0. J. Bailey, chairman pf the finance committee of the Peoria school board, was this evening charged with malfeasance in office by the grand jury. The indictment follows the investi gation of the conduct of former Super intendent N. C. Dougherty, who is now in the county jail underc indict ments for forgery and misappropria tion of school funds. The grand jury tomorrow will re turn 43 additional indictments against Dougherty. It was figured up today that the loss to the schol board since January 1, 1903, amounts to $280,000. FAVOR SUBSIDIZED SHIPPING. Banks Adopt Resolutions Urging Pas sage of Subsidy Law. [By Assodlaed Press] Washington, Oct. 12.-The Ameri can Association of Bankers today put itself squarely on record as fa voring government subsidies for the upbuilding of the American merchant marine. Resolutions reviewing the growth of American commerce and the decline in American shipbuilding, and pledg ing the association to throw the weight of its influence toward the enactment of a ship subsidy law were presented by the executive council of the association and adopted by a ris ing vote, in which it was estimated that three-quarters of the delegates took the affirmative side. , DE(iENERATE'S CRIrI An Unusually Revolting Murder Committed in New York. VICTIM'S BODY CUT TO PIECES Head Wrapped in Newspaper Found Long Distance from Remaining Portions-Police Arrest Suspected Murderer. [By Associated Press], New York, Oct. 12.-The finding of a man's head in East Eighteenth street near Avenue C·, early today re suited in the discovery of an unusual ly revolting murder, the victim of which was Thomas F. Corcoran. Corcoran was killed probably last night in the house at No. 149 Third avenue. After the picking up of the head the other portions of the body were found cut to pieces in the Third ave nue house. The arms belbw the elbow and legs below the knees had been packed in a suit case and the torso and the remaining portions of the arms and legs were hidden in a clothes hamaper in a room occupied by Frederick Bauer, an elevator run ner. Bauer was arrested. The mclnt at which the head was found Is more than a quarter of 'a mile away from 149 Third avenue. The head was wrapped in the Sunday supplement of a German newspaper and a blue and white shirt. Discovery of the Murder. The murder was discovered through a story told by George Lanole, who had a room adjoining Bauer's and who rushed to a police station today, saying that he had 1lain awake for hours listening to uoises which he thought proceeded from Bauer's room. He said late last night he heard at least two men quarreling in the ad joining room. He heard a shot and the sound of some one falling to the floor. Then he went to sleep. About RUSSIAN EDUCATOR DEAD. Prince Troubetskoy, Foremost Liberl, Stricken With Apoplexy. [By Assoclated Prees] St. Petersburg, Oct. 12.-Prince Ser gilus Troubetskoy was stricken with apoplexy today whlie attending a con ference of M. Glasoff, minister of edu cation. He died in two ohurs. Prince Troubetskoy was regarded as the foremost liberal in Russia and headed ths delegation which in Junb last presented the petition of the all Russian congress of zemstvos and municipalities to Emperor Nicholas. September 15, last, he was elected rec tor of the University of Moscow by a large majority, being the first elected head of a Russian university since 1880. ARSENIC FOR BAKING POWDER. [By Associated Prese] Niagara Falls, Oct. 12.-John Holli lay and his wife are dead and their grandson, Harry Holliday, is expected :o die from arsenic poisoning. Mrs. Eolliday used arsenic in biscuits, mis :aking it for baking powder. UOVERNOR CENERAL WRIGHT IS BILLED TO RETIRE [By Associated Prese] Washington, Oct. 12.-By reason of what appears to be dissatisfaction with the situation in the Philippines, Luke E. Wright, governor general of the Philippines and president of the Philippine commission, will retire 'rom that position about the 1st of December. General Wright is expected to ar rive in the United States during the month, and is entitled to six months' 2:30 this morning Lanole said he wa. awakened by strange noises in the room where the shot had been hearl., Twice a man opened the door and went out and Lanole, after laying awake listening for some time, decid ed that some of the sounds he heard,' were the noises of bones being brok~ en. This suspicion caused him to no tify the police. Bauer's Improbable Story. Bauer was found. leaving his room b:- the police and said to them: "I found my room like this when I awoke this morning." H.e said that he had brought two men to his room last night, one a soldier. Bauer fell asleep while these men talked, he said, and. when he awoke the soldier was gone, leaving the other's body as the police found it. The police found that Bauer's socks, the right arm of his undershirt and the right arm of his outer shirt wcre covered with blood. A badly,. nicked razor was found on top of a trunk in Bauer's room and a revolver with one chamiber empty was also found in the room. IBauer, who is 39 years old, is emr Iployed as an elevator man at the. Union Square hotel and when he went, to work today he was sent home be cause of extreme nervousness. An examination of Corcoran's head showed that he had been shot in the, face. The police make the allegation that" it was a crime of degeneracy. ON JUSTIFIABLE GROUND. [By Associated Press] Marshalltown, Iowa, Oct. 12.--:Be. cause, as the plaintiff alleges, her 'husband has not bathed for 22 years and brags of the fact, Mrs. Phoebe Naumann, wife of a farmer, today il ed a petition for divorce. She asks the custody of seven minor children and $8,000 alimony or one-third of the defendant's property. Greeks and Bulgarians. [By Associated Press] Salonica, Oct. 12.-A Greek band at tacked a party of Bulgarians between Vodona and Discovitz. Twenty-three of the Bulgarians were killed. The im perial troops then attacked the Greeks and killed their leader. On the follow ing day a band of Bulgarians in re venge attacked a village near Florina, and killed seven Greeks. MONTANA WEATHER. [By Associated Press] Washington, Oct. 12.-Fair Friday. and Saturday. leave of absence prior to the forg relinquishment of his labors as go ernor general. President Roosevelt and Secre Taft, it is believed, practically h~ decided upon the successor to Gen Wright, but no intimation has permitted to become public as to identity. It can be stated reasona definitely that General Wright's cessor will not be a man now cona ed with the commission.