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The Billings gazette. [volume] (Billings, Mont.) 1896-1919, October 17, 1905, Image 1

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Famous Coburg Divorce Case to Be
Tried in Ordinary Court.
Prince Willing that Matter Should Be Heard
Publicly and Princess also Agreeable.
[By Associated Press]
Gotha, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha, Oct. 16.-The suit brought by
Prince Phillip of Saxe-Coburg and
Gotha for an absolute divorce from his
wife, Princess Louise, and for an ad
justment of their joint property inter
ests began here today before the or
dinary court for the trial of divorce
cases, the prince having waived his
technical right to have the case tried
by a special court, as provided for
under the laws of his family.
Both Waive Their Rights.
Both the principals were absent, but
the Austrian officer, Lieutenant Kegle
vitch Mattasich, with whom the prin
cess eloped, was present. The presi
dent of the court inquired of the at
tornrs for the prince if they desired
to make any motion respecting the
publicity of proceedings. They replied
that the prince had no objections to
the proceedings being public.
The attorneys for the princess de
clined to request a private hearing.
The president then began the pro
ceedings by proposing to the lawyers
that the two parties seek to bring
about a reconciliation, explaining that
this was not meant to get the prince
and princess to live together again,
but to agree to an amicable separa
tion and a satisfactory agreement re
garding property. The lawyers agreed
to take the matter under consideration
and asked for an intermission for the
The prince's lawyer said the prince
asked for an absolute divorce in order
Fleeing Aldermen Chased by Chief
Purdy and Compelled to Take Their
Seats in Council Chamber and Be
Counted As Present-Opposed Pas
sage of Bonding Ordinance.
[By Associated Prees]
East St. Louis, uils., Oct. 16.-By or
der of Mayor Cook, three of the six
anti-administration members of the
council who remained away from the
council meeting tuis afternoon, were
compelled by Chief of Police Purdy to
take their seats in the council cham
The meeting was called to vote on
the mayor's $780,000 sewer bond ordi
nance. Without the presence of Coun
cilmen August bolk, Ben Haumesser
and L. C. Adams there would have
to secure a complete separation of
the couple.
Lawyers Reach Agreement.
During the recess the lawyers
agreed to an arrangement on the fol
lowing basis: The prince to guaran
tee payment to the princess of a
yearly allowance of $18,000 and also
to pay to her the lump sum of $30,000,
provided she abandon all of her claims
against the prince, and that after the
divorce she adopt the name and title
of Louise Princess of Belgium.
After these statements were laid
before the court another recess was
taken in order that the princess might
be telegraphed to for her consent to
the arrangement.
Later in the day the lawyers for the
princess attacked the competence of
the court to decide the case at all. The
court then adjourned to October 30, in
order to study the question of its com
petency, to get an answer from Prin
cess Louise and to settle the applica
bility of the Austrian law to Prince
Phillip's agreement that the court avoid
raising the question as to which is
Spent Money Lavishly.
The prince's bill of complaint, be
sides alleging the princess' misconduct
with Lieutenant Keglevitch Mattasich,
says that although the princess re
ceived a yearly allowance she had
contracted debts which amounted to
$744,812, of which the prince had paid
In her wardrobe were found 75
pairs of silk shoes, 120 pairs of other
shoes, 60 parasols and about 100 hats.
been no quorum. H nen the meeting
was called to order the three were
outside the door and declined to en
ter. Chief of Police Purdy was called
upon to enforce their attendance.
They fled down the city hall stairs,
with Chief Purdy in pursuit and it
was not until he declared that he
would call out the entire police force
that they returned and took their
seats in the council chamber.
Frank Norway Receives Bullet Intend
ed for Twin Brother.
[By Associated Press]
Chicago, Oct. 16.-Because Frank
Norway looks so much like his twin
brother, Justine, a third brother, John,
was not able to tell them apart and
Frank is now in the hospital suffering
from a bullet wound that John intend
ed for Justine.
The shooting occurred yesterday at
the home of the brothers. John Nor
way, in a frenzy of anger at Justine
for causing his indictment on a charge
of conspiracy, lay in wait and fired
from a window of the house as Frank
approached. Without discovering his
mistake he fled, thinking he had re
venged himself on Justine. The feud
that caused this action was the out
growth of a real estate deal.
The man's wound is not serious.
[By Aseociated Press]
Washington, Oct. 16.-The argu
ment in the timber cutting case of
Senator Clark. of Montana was today
set for January 2. next, by the su
preme court of the United States.
The Walker Prize Exhibit-Yellowstone County Fair-On Exhibition at
Office Billings Loan & Trust Co.
Missouri Governor Given Enthusiastic
Reception by Reform Element.
[By Associ ated Press]
Philadelphia, Oct. 16.-The great
battle between the local republican
organization and the city party, the
municipal reform organization recent
ly formed here, was enlivened today
by a visit of Governor Folk of Mis
souri, who came to lend his voice in
the interest of good government.
The Missouri governor tonight ad
dressed a large and enthusiastic au
dience in the Academy of Music. He
spoke under the auspices of the- City
club, which claims no connection with
the city party. Governor Folk had an
exceedingly busy day and his recep
tion wherever he appeared, during the
[By Associated Press]
Washington, Oct. 1I.-The presi
(lent today, through the state depart
ment, published an executive order
of importance to every employe in the
civil service of the United States. No
explanation of the underlying reason
for its issuance is given. The order
is as follows:
"No officer of employe of the gov
ernment shall directly or indirectly
[By Associated Press]
Milwaukee, Oct. 16.-Mrs. Jacob
Heyl denied that her mother bothered
her into marrying the husband of her
dead sister.
The flat aenial came today in the
course of an examination of Mrs. Heyl,
heir to practically all of the Schan
dein millions, before Judge Carpenter
in the contest of the will of Mrs. Liz
ette Schandein by Mrs. Louis F.
Frank and Emil Schandein, the other
two children.
Mrs. Heyl admitted that as a girl
she made faces at the man who is
her husband and through whose ef
forts it is alleged she is the residuary
legatee of the vast estate of the
Schandeins. From the testimony it
would appear that Clara made faces
at Heyl, prior to tne time that he mar
ried the eldest of the Schandein
daughters. Mrs. Heyl smiled at her
husband as she admitted the truth
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Submersion of Submarine Boat Al.
most Results Disastriously.
[By Aeootaled Press]
Portsmouth, England, Oct. 16.-The
crew of 16, on board submarine boat
No. 4 had a remarkably narrow es
cape this afternoon. The boat was en
gaged in diving practice off Spit Head
and was submerged, when water leak
day and evening was a flattering one.
The crowd that attempted to gain en
trance to the academy was so great
that the doors were closed before the
meeting began.
Several thousand persons who could
not get in were addressed by city par
ty speakers. While the curbstone
mass meeting was in progress Gov
ernor Folk arrived and the assem
blage would not permit him to enter
the building until he had addressed
them. He made a short speech.
When he entered the academy the
entire audience stood up to welcome
instruct or be concerned in any man
ner in the instrflction of any person
or classes of persons with a view to
their special preparatiop for the exam
inations of the United States civil
service commission.
"The fact that any officer or em
ploye is found so engaged shall be
considered sufficient cause for his.re
moval from the service."
of the face making testified to by the
Mrs. Rosa Well was called to the
stand this afternoon and was asked if
she knew Mrs. Schandein and whether
she knew that Mrs. Schandein had
had an illegitimate child. She denied
any information on this subject and
denied ever having given currency to
such a report. She also denied that
she had ever repeated any such rum
ors or any rumors that Mrs. Schan
dein had received treatment in a hos
pital at Bonn, Germany.
Does Not Love Husband.
Mrs. Heyl then resumed the stand
in tears and was visably affected by
the questions put to the preceding wit
ness. She submitted to a searching
cross examination concerning her
marriage to Heyl and finally admitted
that she did not love Heyl, but had
married him because of her love for
her mama, Mrs. Schandein.
ed through the exhaust pipe and caus
ed an accumulation of gas. A slight
explosion followed, damaging the ma
chinery. The crew, however, manag
ed to raise the vessel, which came up
stern first.
A government gunboat nearby went
to her assistance and saved all the
The submarine was towed in here
for repairs.
Awful Experience of Shipwrecke
Sailors on North Atlantic.
Survivors Rescued When So Weakened b
Exposure as to Be Unable to Move.
[By Associated Press]
Boston, Oct. 16.-The story of a
North Atlantic shipwreck in which
eight seamen suffered so fearfully
from exposure, hunger and thirst that
six of them either died outright, were
washed away, or crazed by their fear
ful experience, tnrew themselves in
to the sea, was told today by the two
survivors of the coasting schooner
Vanname of New Haven, which was!
beaten to pieces by a gale off the
South Carolina coast, October 6. The
two men who lived throughout the
five days were rescued by the schoon
er Stillman, which arrived here late
today, are Thomas and Warner, both
about 25 years of age, and hail from
Antigua. The six who succumbed
were Captain Wm. A. Maxwell of New
Jersey, Mate E. A. Chase, home un
known; the engineer, a German, name
unknown; the colored steward, name
unknown, a colored seaman, William
Grizell, and Alfred Arthur, both of
Springs Leak in Gale.
The Vanname, which has been ply
ing up and down the coast since 1886,
left Charleston, S. C., for New York,
October 3 with a cargo of hard pine.
Two days later she ran into a heavy
gale and sprang a leak. The pumps
were started, but within a short time
the engine room was flooded and the
pumps choked. At 8 o'clock in the
morning of October 6, with her hold
nearly full of water, the schooner was
hove down on her beam ends. The
crew clamored up on the weather side
and lashed themselves to the bul
warks. There they remained, washed
by the seas that broke mercilessly ov
er them all day Friday.
That night the storm increased and
a great wave crashed aboard, break
ing both legs or Seaman Arthur and
sweeping Grizell from his fastenings.
Mystery Continues to Surround Sioux
City Double Tragedy.
[By Associated Presl]
Sioux, City, Oct. 16.-The mystery
surrounding the double tragedy in a
hack here last Sunday afternoon has
not yet been entirely solved.
The theory of the police is that I.
S. Darrow, of Lead, S. D., the mine
promoter, who shot and instantly kill
ed his son's wife, Mrs: W. E. Darrow
of Belle Fourche, S. D:, and then kill
ed himself, is that Darrow was insane
ly jealous of the woman, or that he
had decided because of his financial
condition that he and the woman
should die together. Strength is given
to the latter theory by certain senti
ments found written in the note books
of the couple. They had little money,
$3 being the total round in the man's
pockets and 75 cents in the woman's.
A letter from Lead, S. D., may have
indirectly caused the woman to lose
her lift and her murderer to kill him
self. In the letter, which was signed
"C. C. T.," the writer told the woman
of his love for her.
[Ay Assoclated Ptress
Washington, Oct. 16.--Fair Tues
day: warmer in south portion: We;
nesday fair.
Arthur's companions could do no
to ease his sufferings, but when Sat
day the schooner turned complet
over they managed to cut his la
ings and drag him on a piece of r
ing. It was several hours before th
were all huddled together on the
little craft.
That night Arthur died in the ar
of Captain Maxwell and his body w
dropped overboard. Sunday broug
a ray of hope, when a craft was sigh
ed, but she passed by without heed
the little signal of a seaman who a
nailed her. That night tue waves su
sided and a little rain fell, which
eagerly caught in a tarpaulin an
brought some slight relief. It w,
only temporary and not long aft
Mate Chase's mind gave way entirel
and the raft was again lightened whe
he jumped into the sea.
Two Jump Overboard.
The next victim was Captain M
well, who, Monday forenoon, beca
violently insane and followed h
mate's example of self-destruction
a relief to his sufferings. The spe
tacle of two men throwing themselv
into the sea proved too much for
German engineer and a few hours
ter Captain Maxwell's death he, t
leaped to his death. The last victi
was the colored steward, who di
Monday and whose body was consi
ed to the waters by the two remainin
Relief came two hours later, whe
the schooner Stillman, bound up
coast from Ceylon, sighted the lit
raft and hove to alongside.
Both Thomas and Warner had to
taken off in slings and for two da
were unable to move. Their reso
took place off Cape Lookout.
Stillman arrived here tills afternoo
but the seamen are still too exhauste
to land.
Decision to Conduct Proceedings I
Secret Causes Tilt Between A
neys and Is Followed by Attack
Lawyer on Would-be Spectator.
[By Asseoolated Paess]
Washington, Oct. 16.-The d
of Coroner Carr of Hyattaville, Md.,.
conduct oehind closed doors the,
vestigation into the death of
Smallwood, for which Winfeld
Hancock. a nephew of GeneraFl
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