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VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 10, 1905. NO. 56 IT PROVES BEYOND HilM CARETAKER OF MUTUAL'S AL BANY HOUSE CANNOT EX PLAIN EXPENSE ACCOUNT. IS NOT A LAWYER Witness Unable to Tell Why Vouch ers Signed by Him Were Carried as Legal Expenses-Other Items Are No More Familiar--Only Knows That the Money Was Paid to Him. [By Associated Press] New York, Nov. 9.-The house at Albany, N. Y., which testimony be fore the insurance investigating com mittee has heretorfore shown was for a number of years maintained by funds of the Mutual Life Insurance company, was again given some at tention by Chas. E. Hughes, counsel for the committee, when Michael P. Mullaney, caretaker of the house, was called today as a witness. Mullaney's testimony was in great part a corroboration of previous tes timony, that A. C. Fields, while em ployed as stationery agent of the Mu tual, also looks after legislative mat ters, and paid the rent for the house. Identifies Vouchers. Today a number of vouchers signed by Mullaney were identified by the witnesses, woo acknowledged receiv ing money for tnem. Some purported to be for legal services, some for sun dries and some for traveling expenses. The witness said he was not a lawyer and could not explain why vouchers were made out for that item. J. H. Beck, counsel for the Mutual, how ever, took occasion to remind Mr. Hughes that all vouchers for the main tenance of this house, it had been testified, were charged to legal ex penses. Hughes said that that did not ex plain why some went for traveling and some for sundry expenses. Mullaney could not tell what the sundries were, unless they were sup plies. He had taken trips to ýew York to see Flewus, at the latter's sug gestion. He did not know how many times he had been to New` York. He sometimes bought tickets for Fields. Nineteeen vouchers were identified by Mullaney, which aggregated $5,739. These were paid between March 7, 1900, and July 12, 1905. Mullaney said his salary was $25 a month. He had never carried any money to Albany from New York for Fields and had never paid out any money for Fields. WiII Explain Honorarium. The greater part of the day Wm. Barnes; Sr., formerly of Albany, but now living at Nantucket, Mass., sat in the committee room waiting to oe called, but late in the afternoon he was excused for the day. Barnes figured in this investigation several weeks ago, when vouchers for legal CRUELTY OF YELLOW FIENDS Chinese Commit Horrifying Atrocities on American Women at Lienchow. [By Associated Press] Hong Kong, Nov. 9.-Doctor Machle, an American missionary, who escaped the massacre at Lienchow, confirms the previous accounts of the outbreak and adds horrifying details of the atrocities committed on the American women. When the disturbances commenced the mob seized Miss Chestnut and Mrs. Machle and exposed them to public view .in the Chinese temple. Amy Machle, the doctor's 10.year-old child, was carried off and thrown alive into the river. The rioters stripped services, bearing his signature, were produced, together with a letter sign ed by Wm. Barnes, Jr., of Albany, re minding the Mutual Life that his fath er's "honorarium had not been receiv ed" and further asking that a check be forwarded. INCINERATES HIMSELF. Prisoner Confined in Jail Seeks Hor rible Method of Death. [By Associated Prees] Newark, N. J., Nov. 9.-Michael Mc Dermott, who was serving a sentence for drunkenness, burned himself to death tonight in the padded cell of the county jail. The smoke and odor of burning flesh created a panic among the hundred prisoners in jail, which required the best efforts of the keep ers to subdue. Men and women who had made frantic efforts to tear away the iron bars of their cell doors were in such a condition after quiet had been restored that medical attention was necessary. The excitement in the jail was intense. VANDIVER IS ENJOINED Federal Court Judge Issues Tempo rary Injunction Against Superin tendent's Order Barring New York Life from Missouri. [By Associated Press] St. Louis, Nov. 9.-The New York Life Insurance company, through its attorneys, F. N. Judson and, former Attorney General Crow, late this af ternoon applied to United States Cir cult Judge Adams for an injunction to restrain the state superintendent of insurance, W. D. Vandiver, from enforcing his order prohibiting the company from carrying on further business in Missouri. Judge Adams issued a restraining order directing Wm. D. Vandiver, state superintendent of insurance, to appear before the federal court in Jefferson City, November 20, to show cause why he should not be prevented from enforcing his order excluding the company from doing further business in Missouri, and ordering that pending the hearing the superintendent's or der be not enforced. SMALL ONE IN BRAZIL Non-Commissioned Officers in Brazil lan Army Rise Against Their Super lors. [By Associated Press] Washington, Nov. 9.- Ambassador Nabuco of Brazil tonight received dis patches from the Brazilian foreign of fice regarding the mutiny in Santa Cruz fortress at Rio, reported in the Associated Press dispatches today and announcing that the affair resulted in the killing of Major Dingo Freire and the wounding of a second lieutenant. The ambassador's advices say that , the mutiny was one of non-commis t sioned officers against their superior t officers and that after a short hom S;bardment from the opposite fort of Sao Joao in the harbor, and an attack a by a brigade of infantry from the in I land, the mutineers surrendered this I morning. Miss Chestnut naked and flung her into the river. While the two were swimming in the water, three China men speared them with tridents. Miss Chestnut's body and Amy Machle's head were pierced. Mrs. Machle appealed to the rioters, but the mob stoned her brains out, stripped the body and flung it into the river. The mob then captured Mr. and Mrs. Peale, stripped them naked, stoned them for 15 miles, clubbed Peale to death in his wife's presence and subsequently killed Mrs. Peale in the same brutal fashion. SAILORS IN OPEN MUTINY Hunger and Neglect Forces Tars Into Revolt at CronsLdt. PITCHED BATTLE IS FOUGHT Troops Aided by Loyal Sailors Secure Upper Hand of Mutineers. [By Associated Press] Cronstadt, Nov. 9.-The heavens re flected the glare of smouldering fires as the Associated Press correspondent approached Cronstadt at 8 o'clock this evening. Upon landing, however, hurried inquiry revealed the fact that the troops and the loyal sailors ap parently had the upper hand. Fight ing had ceased in the streets and the town was quiet, but fears were ex pressed that there might be further trouble later. Tonight patrols are engaged in hunting down and captur ing mutineers. The outbreak started yesterday af ternoon, when sailors of the "Seventy fourth Equipage" revolted and, it is rumored, killed some of their officers. They marched out of the barracks and immediately plundered four spirit shops. Crazed with liquor, they re turned -and seized their arms, and then went on the rampage, firing pro mniscously upon troops and loyal sail ors. Later they were joined by many of their comrades and fighting con tinued from midnight until this morning, when the terror stricken in habitants began to flee. The lowest estimates place the num ber of dead at 50. Several regiments, with eight machine guns, from St. Petersburg and Oranienbaum were landed today. Cronstadt, Nov. 9.-Midnight-Dur ing the rioting Wednesday night ma chine guns were employed against the mutinous sailors who had been joined y a battalion of artillerymen from the fortress and which raised the total ST. PETERSBURG EXCITED BY NEWS OF CRONSTADT REVOLT [By Associated Press] St. Petersburg, Nov. 10.-This city was in a furore of excitement all of yesterday and late into the night over news of the mutiny at Cronstadt. Everyone of the exagerated reports of the affair received credence in many quarters and half the inhabitants of the capital believed that the mutiny was successful; that troops sent from here had joined in the revolt; that the entire garrison of St. Petersburg would follow suit today and that the town of Constadt had been burned to the ground,( together with the surround ing forts. The place was represented as being in the hands of 8,000 sailors who had murdered their officers, seized the arsenal and bomB&rded the imperial palace at Peterhof, across the bay. Butchery was said to have prevailed in the streets all during the day and the rumors even went to the extent of say ing that "Father John" of Cronstadh had left the bed on which he was sup posed to be dying to lead the mutin eers. Many of these sensational reports were, of course, entirely false, but suf ficient details have been received to prove that about 3,000 sailors and a battalion of artillerists from one of the number of mttineers to 3,000. It is difficult to ascertain the number of casualties, but officers place the fig ures at 200. Many wounded persons are in the hospital. State Their Grievances. The sailors say their chief griev ances are poor food and clothing and an insufficient amount of liberty from barracks. Roughs joined in the pil lage, but the workmen did not par ticipate in it. Many of the workmen and the civil ian population have either fled or are trying to flee the city and the docks are piled high with baggage and household effects. At this hour the city is full of reinforcements from St. Petersburg and others still are arriv ing. Order has been restored and there was no renewal of the trouble during the evening. Fires are still glowing in the mar ket and another group of buildings. Stores and houses are boarded up and troops are patrolling the streets. Searchlights from warships and tor pedo boats in the harbor are flashing across the water in order to aid the launches in their search for individual mutineers, who are trying to escape to the mainland by boat. Though many of the mutineers have surrender ed," several hundred are still holding out in the eastern section of the town. They have thrown up barri cades, but are surrounded and ma chine guns are posted at all streets leading to their stronghold. It is expected that the remainder of the mutineers will submit tomor row. forts indulged in a mutiny, which was only put down by about 7,000 Cossacks and troops of the imperial guard, has tily dispatched from St. Petersburg and from garrisons near Peterhof, and that machine guns had to be employed. Before the arrival of the troops, the sailors, many of whom were drunk on liquor plundered from spirit shops, had set fire to the market and several groups of houses. About 200 sailors were still holding out at midnight and although these are expected to sur render today, the authorities became so alarmed that the Paul regiment of the guard was dispatched to Cronstadt at 1 o'clock this morning. The govern or of Cronstadt telegraphed the gen eral staff at midnight that the mutiny had been crushed; that there was no likelihood of renewal of riot today; that reports to the effect that members of the guard had joined the mutineers were false and that there was no truth in the reports that the mutineers had siezed the arsenal and forts. The gov ernor in his telegram said that many mutinous sailors tried to escap3 in boats to the mainland but were cap tured and were being brought back to Cronstadt. ,He gave no estimate of the casaulties. LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET. Ambassador Reid Among Those Re sponding to Toasts. [By Aesoilated PressJ London, Nov. 9.- "A century ago Pitt, standing where I now stand, prophesied war. Today I prophesy peace.e' This was the text on which Premier Balfour based his speech concerning the relation of Great Britian with for eign countries at the lord mayor's ban quet in the Guild hall, an occasion when custom makes it almost impera tive for either the premier or the for eign secretary to discuss the foreign and domestic policies of the govern ment. Balfour and Whitelaw Reid, the American ambassador, who replied to the toast of "Their Excellencies, the Foreign Ministers," proposed by the lord mayor, vied with each other in pleasant words for the credit of their respective countries as leaders among the advocates of arbitration of quar rels throughout the civilized world. WILL BE RESISTED Result of Washington Conference Concerning Packers Plea of Immu nity from Prosecution. [By Associated Press] Washington, Nov. 9.-United States Attorney Morrison of Chicago, Spe cial Assistant Attorney General Pagin of the department of Justice and Com missioner of Corporations Garfield of the department of commerce and la bor were in conference with Attorney General Moody today on the subject of the plea set up by the alleged "beef" trust to the effct that it was granted immunity from punishment by Garfield during his investigation of the trust some months ago. The question as to whether the plea set forth by the attorneys for the packers should be sustained or not, is a ques tion for the United States court to decide. The department of justice will ap pear before the court and oppose the plea, as soon as given opportunity. JUNIOR MORGAN DENIES. He and His Party Did Not Flee from Russia. London, Nov. 9.-Showing no scars of the revolution, which he witnessed, and full of confidence in the financial' solidity of Russia, J. Pierpont Mor gan, Jr., has reached London from St. Petersburg. "Our party was never at any time in the slightest danger in St. Peters burg," said Mr. Morgan today. "Our departure was not precipitated for our safety. The loan negotiations are simply suspendea, pending the return of normal internal conditions. Just what form those conditions will take and when they will arrive, nobody can predict, with certainty, but it is wholly inaccurate and unwarranted to say that the loan has failed. Russia is the most undeveloped country in Europe." It is generally believed that Russian bonds issued without the authority of the national parliament would be open to question. ANOTHER MOVE FOR LIBERTY Czar and Witte Make Concessions Bring ing Universal Suffrage in Russia.g [By Associated Press] St. Petersburg, Nov. 9.-Both Count Witte and the emperor have made an other surrender. General Trepoff has been removed from the powerful posi tion which he occupied, that of gover nor general of St. Petersburg and as sistant minister of interior, and the Russian premier has agreed to im mediate universal suffrage. The project for the introduction of elected members of the council of em pire, or upper chamber of the Russian parliament, which was part of Count Witte's original programme, as ap proved by the emperor, has been com pleted, but it has not yet been finally WILL HAVE MUCH HELP HEARST NOT ALONE IN GETTING AT BOTTOM OF ELECTION FRAUDS. THEY JOIN FORCES Citizens' Union Volunteers to Assist Attorney General and Jerome in Prosecuting Men Charged With Fraud-Parker Retained as One of Counsel to Protect McClellan's In terests. [By Associated Press] New York, Nov. 9.-The contest ov er the mayoralty election, inaugurated by William Randolph Hearst, muni cipal ownership candidate, developed interesting and spectacular features today. For 12 hours boxes containing 600, 000 ballots cast in last Tuesday's elec tion choked the streets in the vicinity of the headquarters of the board of elections in S~ixta avenue, between Forty-first and Forty-second streets. The ballot boxes had been gathere during the night by the police and conveyed in patrol wagons to' the elec tion board's headquarters. There the officials refused to receive them, and the police, acting under certain or* ders signed by Justice Gaynor, com pelling the police authorities to turn the ballots over to the election board, had nothing to do but remain outside and await the. pleasure of the election officials. Mandamus Issues. Apprised of the situation, attorneys for Hearst appeared before Justice Dickey of the state supreme court and secured from him an order compelling John R. Voorheis, president of the board of elections, to accept the bal lots. The order was served promptly and the ballots then were receipted for by the election board. Under strong guards the patrol wagons con taining the ooxes were driven to var ious warehouses in this city and Brooklyn, where the ballots were stor ed subject to orders of the election board. Attorney General Julius Mayer had an important conference this after noon with District Attorney Jerome, after which it was announced that the attorney general's office would re main open until midnight, tonight. Superintendent of Elections Morgan appeared before Mayer and Jerome with six of his deputies and laid his evidence before the prosecuting offi cials. Another feature of the contest to day was the announcement by the Citizens' union that it would join the forces investigating the charges of fraud and wrong doing at Tuesday's (Continued on ~ighth Page.) approved. According to the project half the membership' of the council will be elected and the other half ap pointed by the emperor. The following appointments to the new ministry are officially announced: Ivan Shipoff, who was Count Witte's assistant in the ministry of finance and his associate at Portsmouth, at nance minister; M. Kutler, assistant minister of interior, as minister of ag riculture; M. Timiraseff assistant minister of finance, as minister of commere; M. Nemeeoaieff, pre. dent of the Southeastern railroad, as minister of communications; n . s. loadso, controller of the empire.