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VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 24, 1905. NO. 60
HE ACTED AS EXPERT DEPCW'3 "C A N TAN K ER O US FRIEND UP THE RIVER" TESTIFI ES. DEFINES HIS DUTY Was Paid to Look After Interests of Companies at Albany and Protect Them But Not Those of the Officers -Tells About That Former Investi gation-Amount He Received Not Large. [By Associated Pressi New York, Nov. 23.-It was late in the afternoon today when Mr. Hughes, counsel for the legislative insurance investigating committee, called to the witness chair Wm. S. Manning of Al bany, referred to in letters addressed by John A. Nichols to Senator C. M. Depew, at a previous session as the "cantankerous friend up the river.' Mr. Manning was the most interest ing witness of the day and was ques tioned closely by Mr. Hughes as to his connection with life insurance. He detailed his work for various com panies for many years and came grad ually to the time when he took up in surance work in Albany, and, as he testified, was paid $450 a year by John A. Nichols "to protect life insurance interests, always in the interest of the companies, but not in the interest of the officers." After several years he said this amount was reduced to $300. He did not know where Mr. Nichols was get ting the money and had never in quired. He denied that he had ever re ceived money from the Equitable Life Assurance society. When his fee was reduced, however, he understood that the Equitable, the Mutual Life and the New York Life had each paid $150 and that the reduction was due to the fact that the New York Life had dropped out of the agreement. Garbled and Untrue. An interesting part of the testimony was reached when Mr. Hughes inquir ed concerning the state insurance in vestigation of 1877. Marning said he ntnf u na an arharrt thara and fnnA that the reports of the proceedings were "garbled and untrue." He testi fied that he secured a corrected re port of the proceedings from the of ficial stenographer and had the volume printed, the alleged garbled parts being printed in Italics. This report was sold to some insurance companies for $50 a copy. The volume was copy righted, but Manning declined to ad mit that this copyright was secured to prevent publication of the testimony contained in the work. He denied also that he had ever made arrange ments with the insurance companies to stop' publication of his book. "I just gave it up," he said when Hughes inquired. The committee adjourned, while Mr. Manning, was on the stand until to morrow morning. DOUGHERTY HAS WEAKENED. Former School Superintendent Will Plead Guilty to Embezzlement. [By Associated Press] Peoria, Ill., Nov. 23.-Newton J. Dougherty, former superintendent of the Peorla sch-ools and now in jail on the charge of embezzlement of the city's money, has weakened and today told his attorneys that he would plead guilty to the charge of embezzlement.. If present plans carry the prinsoer will be taken into the principal court at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning, where he will make his plea to Judge Worthing ton. ARRIVING AT A FOCUS Europe Still Believes That Turkey Will Yield Before Combined Fleet Can Take Action. [By Associated Press] London, Nov. 23.-The persistent refusal of the Turkish government to accept European control of the reve nues of the vilayets of Macedonia, not withstanding the ultimatum presented by the allied powers, is about to lead to the putting into operation of the threat of a naval demonstration with the view to compelling the acquies cence of Turkey in European control of the administration and institution of the proposed reforms in Macedonia. The obduracy of the sultan appar ently is based on the belief that he has the passive support of the em peror of Germany and upon the jeal ousies supposed to exist among the powers interested. In diplomatic quarters it had been supposed to the very last that the sul tan would yield and even now it is expected that he will do so before the international fleet takes active meas ures. AN ALLEGED LEADER. Cuban Congressman Charged With Heading Revolutionary Movement. [By Associated Prees] Havanna, Nov. 23.-Congressman Pino Guerra is charged by the prose cuting judge of San Juan Martinez with the leadership of the insurrec tionary plotting in that vicinity. It is alleged that the congressman was present with other leaders when their place of meeting was raided recently, but that he. escaped. The leading members of this band, it is pointed out, served in the revolution as officers of the regiment of which Congress man Guerra was colonel. The exemption of congressmen from arrest it is said will not prevent Guer ra's apprehension. AMUNDSEN HEARD FROM. Arctic Explorer's Ship Is Reported Crushed by Ice. [By Associated Press] Dundee, Scotland, Nov. 23.-George Cleveland of Massachusetts has re turned to Dundee from a whaling ex pedition in Davis straight, bringing the news, from Eskimo sources, that Captain Amundsen's arctic expedition ship Gjoa has been crushed in the ice at Boothia Felix, the northernmost part of the mainland of North Ameri ca, and that the explorers escaped and have been living with the natives. The Dundee whalers who were ap pointed to meet Captain Amundsen with stores have not been able to trace him. INJURED IN FOOTBALL. [,By Associated Preses] Boston, Nov. 23.--Captain D. J. Hur ley of the Harvard 'varsity football team, who was ordered to the city hos pital yesterday by Doctor E. H. Nich ols, the surgeon in charge of the Harv ard football squad, has a blood clot on the brain, according to a statement made by Doctor Nichols today. The injury is the result of a blow on the head received in the game with Dart mouth. BY A SMALL MAJORITY Executive Committee of Moscow Zqmstvo Susseeds in Having Its R'solutioWe Adopted. [By Associated Press] Moscow, Nov. 23.-By a scanty ma jority of 20 the zemstvo congress to day accepted the first section of the resolution drafted by the executive committee. This declares solidarity of the congress with the principles of the imperial manifesto of October 30 and assures the government of the support of a great majority of zem stvos and municipalities in carrying into effect the liberties promised by the manifesto, but laying down as a sole means of guaranteeing the au thority of the douma and restoring order in the country , the election of representatives by a general, direct, equal and secret ballot and formal granting to the first douma of the power to elaborate a constitution for the empire. The friends of Count Witte on the floor made a stout fight against the provision for a direct ballot, the one concession which the premier consid ers it impossible to grant, but this provision was carried over their heads by a two-thirds majority. IMPRESSIVE DEMONSTRATION. Thousands of New York Jews March Bareheaded. [By Associated Press] New York, Nov. 23-One of the most impressive demonstrations which has ever taken place in the populous East Side was held today, when several thousand Jewish men and women with bared heads and lips moving in prayer marched in a long procession through the Ghetto, as a sign of their grief at the massacres of their people and a protest against the horror of their conditions in Russia. MARQUIS ITO STONED. Slightly Injured by Rock Thrown In to His Car. [By Associated Press] Seoul, Korea, Nov. 23.-While Mar quis Ito was in a train this evening returning from a shooting trip with Minister Hayashi and members of their suites, a window of the car in which he was riding was smashed by a stone and he sustained three slight scratches from the broken glass. The train was stopped immediately and the neighborhood was searched by gendarmes, who arrested four na tives. It is believed that the act was committed by members of the so-called Patriot Students' society. KILLED IN COLLISION. [By Associated Press] Albion, Ind., Nov. 23.-Five men were killed and one was fatally in jured today in a head-on collision one mile from here between a work train and a gravel train on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. The dead were em ployes and workmen. MONTANA WEATHER. (Ay Associated Press] Washington, Nov. 23.-Fair Friday and Saturday. BRANHW DIED FROMtBLOWS Medical Experts Give Testimony at Meriwether Court Martial. HIS BRAIN WAS INJURED Would Have Died Rgardless of Any Possible Treatment Say the Doctors. [By Associated Pressi Annapolis, Md., Nov. 23.-The pro secution used its heavy artillery in the line of medical testimony during to day's session of the court martial: which is trying Midshipman Meriweth er for manslaughter in conection with the death of Midshipman Branch. The important witnesses were Doctor J. M. T. Finney, assistant surgeon of the Johns Hopkins university of Baltimore;: Doctor Henry M. Thomas, neurologist. of the same institution and J. M. Byrnes, the medical officer attached to the naval academy.. The operationt upon Midshipman Branch, consisting of lifting and folding over a portion of the skull in order to remove such blood clots as might be formed was performed by Doctor Finney and Doc tor Thomas. It was brought out that the injury though on the right side was occasion ed by the successive fist blows on the left side of the head. The injury was of the nature medically known as countre-coup, the blows to the skull on LOOKS MUCH LIKE MURDER DECOMPOSED BODY OF WOMAN FOUND IN TRUNK. HUSBAND IS MISSING Remains Heavily Strewn With Chlo ride of Lime and Placed in Open Fire Place-Disinfectant Also Scat tered About Apartments Occupied by Deceased. [By Associated Press] Albany, N. Y., Nov. 23.-What ap pears to be a murder committed nearly two weeks ago and peculiarly ghastly in its details was discovered here this afternoon, when the badly decomposed body of Mrs. John Ham mond was found wedged in a trunk in a second story room in her home. The trunk stood in the fire place and the body within was heavily sprinkled with chloride of lime. The disinfect ant was strewn thickly about the three rooms comprising the flat and the cover of the trunk was propped open with ELKINS CONTINUES TO FAVOR LAW PERMITTING RAILROAD POOLS [By Associated Press] Washington, Nov. 23.-The senate committee on interstate commerce to day continued the discussion of meas ures relative to amending the railroad laws. There were many ideas ex changed but no developments of im portance. Senator Elkins, chairman of the committee, occupied much of the ses sion in making suggestions and dis cussing propositions which he thought ought to be incorporated in any bill that may be reported. These sugges tions were numerous and would mean quite a lengthy measure, aside from any regulation provisions. Senator Elkins did not bring forward the pool ing proposition, but intends to present it later in a modified form, so that there may be freer trateff between rail roads. One particular point made by one side of the head having the effect of forcing the brain against the walls of the skull on the other side and causing the compression in that way. Blows Killed Branch. All the medical officers gave as their positive conviction that Branch died from the effect of the blows he hiad received in his fight with Meri wether. The cross examination was for the purpose of showing that death was due to organic weakness in Branch or to the unskilled treatment he received from his friends after the fight and the delay in getting him into the care of physicians. Stress was laid on the 'fact that no autopsy was held and the admission was elicited that a more certain opinion as to the cause of death could be given if an autopsy had been held. The amedical witnesses belittled apy possible effect of the treamine~ t Branch rceived after the fight and gave it as their opinlop that no treatment could "have savsed. is. life. in- Im i mm an a a a "-n lm am the evident idea of having the odors of decomposition escape up the fire place. John Hammond, the woman's hus band, has not been seen for nearly two weeks He is 25 years old and a cabinetmaker. The dead woman was 30 years old. Whether the woman died a natural death or was strangled remains for an autopsy to disclose. *There was no evident marks of violence on the body, which, when found, was fully clothed, excepting shoes, and was doubled up in a sitting posure with the face down upon the knees. The body was bound in this position with a clothesline. TO SCARE THE TURK. International Fleet Will Soon Be in Turkisah Waters. [By Associated Press] Vienna, Nov. 23.-Baron Von Calice, the Austro-Hungarian ambassador at Constantinople, has telegraphed Ad miral Ritter von Jedine for a portion of the international fleet to sail im mediately, proceeding either to Myt lene, an island of the Grecian archi pelago belonging to Turkey in Asia, of for Besika bay, near the entrance of the Dardanelles. FLEET SAILS TOMORROW. [By Associated Press] Athens, Nov. 23.-It is understood that the international fleet will sail tomorrow. The foreign ministers today paid visits to the commanders of the war ships of their respective countries. The commanders later held a confer ence on board the Austrian flagship. Elkins looked to compelling trunk lines to afford better facilities to later al lines and small roads that are com pelled to use big raods to reach a mar ket. The better management of the pri vate car lines, so as to meet demands of shippers, and amendment of the laws hearing on terminal companies and terminal charges also were sug gested. There was a great deal of lalk by other members of the commit tee and during the afternoon the Esch Townsend bill was up for comment. It did not seem likely that this measure would be made the basis of action by the committee, as several members have made drafts of measures which they will present for consideration. The committee will meet again to morrow morning at 11 o'clock. JOHNSON IS VINDICATED. American League Adopts Resolution Endorsing His Management. [By Associated Press] Chicago, Nov. 23.-President Ban Johnson came out of the annual meet ing of the American Baseball league today entirely vindicated of the charges made against him of trying to wreck the organiza tion and bringing about an amalgamation with the National league. In a resolution offered by Sec retary Benj. Miner of the Washington club, seconded by F. J. Navin of the Detroit club and voted for by every club in the league, Chicago included, President Johnson's management of the affairs of the league was fully in dorsed. RARE ANTIQUITIES STOLEN. Thieves Steal Thousands of Dollars from Pratt Institution. [By Associated Press] New York, Nov. 23.-It was reported to the Brooklyn police today that burg lars had broken into the Pratt institu tion and carried off $50,000 worth of jewelry and other articles, the value of which lies in their antiquity: Walter S. Perry, a director of the institution, who has charge of the art department, said there had been taken from the exhibition room of the in stitution a necklace composed of green stones in the shape of pendants, which was worth $10,000. Another necklace was of silver and amethysis. FIRE IN NEWSPAPER OFFICE. [By Associated Press] St. Paul, Nov. 23.-A fire which started at 4 o'clock this morning in the Kolks Zeitung company's building, Fifth and Minnesota streets, damag ed the German daily paper plant to the extent of about $30,000 and other tenants of the building and adjoining property about $15,000 or $20,000 ad ditional. MUSTSIHOWMISSTRIANS Standard Oil Men Subpopnaed to Give Testimony in Case Pending Against Company. [By Assocai+ted Press] New York, Nov. 23.-Subpoenas were issued today for John D. Rocke feller, Henry H. Rogers, Henry M. Fligler and other financiers, to appear as witnesses in the two suits pending in Missouri to oust the Standard Oil company and two other oil companies from doing business in that state. The subpoenas directed the witnesses to appear December 4 before Frederick H. Sanborn of this city, who was ap pointed by Governor Folk to act as commissioner for the state of Missouri The ground for this action is exis tence of an alleged pool or trust agree ment between the three companies to regulate the prices paid by retail deal ers in Missouri. It is charged also that the companies misled the public into the belief that they were separate and distinct corporations, but that they divided up the territory of the state, each agreeing not to sell on the other's ground. LEAVE FOR NORWAY. King Haakon and Family Set Sail from Copenhagen. [By Assocliated Press] Copenhagen, Nov. 23.-King Haa kon VII., Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olaf started today in the Dan ish royal yacht Dannebrog for Chris tiania. Gcreat crowds gathered to witness the departure of the new ruler of Norway. The enthusiasm of the populace was intense. As the royal yacht steamed off the new royal flag of Norway was broken out at the main and the fort ress fired a royal salute. The Danne brog was escorted by a flotilla of warships. Next Saturday their majesties will be transferred near Drobak to a Nor wegian warship in which they will en ter the harbor of Christiania. CONDUCTORS ARE ANGRY. Alton Men Indignant Over Employ ment of Train Auditors. Chicago, Nov. 23.-President Felton of the Alton road has decided to em ploy train auditors to protect the com pany against further peculations. The order has been promulgated which will place upon every Alton passenger train next Sunday two men in charge instead of one. One of the men will be the regular conductor of the train, while the other will be the collector. The collectors, or train auditors are paid a salary of $100 a month, and are regarded by the con ductors as spies. The return to the system by the Alton has aroused the animosity of the men, who declare that the charge of stealing is unfound ed. In the presilent's office, however, it is insisted that the employment of col lectors will save the company at least $5,000 every month in addition to the salafies of the men. JAPANESE BANK ROBBED. [By Associated Press] Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 23.-Rob bers broke into the Japanese bank at 111 East Fifth street last night and took cash amounting to $15,000. GOOD M AN TO EMPLOY GOVERNMENT WITNESS WHO GIVES DAMAGING TESTIMONY AGAINST SENATOR BURTON DISISSSAL DENIED Defendant's Motion to Dismiss All Counts in the Indictment Overruled by Judge VanDevahter and Hearing, of case Must Continue-Prosecu tion's Side Strengthened. [By Associated Press] St. Louis, Nov. 23 -In a lengthy ex tempora opinion United States circuit Judge Willis Van Devanter overruled a motion to dimsiss all the counts in the indictment against United Senator J. Ralph Burton for agreeing to accept and with having accepted compensa tion to act as attorney for the Rialto Grain and Securities company before the postoffce department at Washing ton, which was filed by the denfense immediately following the close of the government's case today. Judge Van Devanter said that the definition of the word "agreement" bore pertinent ly upon this contention, and went deeply into both the legal and com mercial meanings of the word. He held that the agreement was not consummated until the representative of the Rialto company who conducted the negotiations with Senator Burton on the train enroute from St. Louis to Chicago had returned to St. Louis, and Senator Burton's proposition had been accepted by the Rialto company. At torney Lehmann had held that the mere agreeing by Senator Burton to accept compensation was all that the 4pfendant was accountable for and that that occurred in Illinois. Then Judge Van Devanter denied the motion and allowed an exception to the decis ion. An Important Witness. One of the important witnesses brought forward by the government was placed on the stand today and the testimony adduced was regarded as very damaging to Senator Burton. The witness, Charles H. Brooks, did not ap pear at the former trial. His testi mony was to the effect that Senator Burton had been introduced to him on the recommendation that he employ the senator who would, it was stated; be a valuable man for him in the light of a pending investigation by the post office department of investment con cerns of which he was the president. REQUISITION HONORED. North Dakota Governor Surrenders Denny to Montana Authorities. [By Associated Press] Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 23.-Governor Sarles today granted the requisition of Governor Toole of Montana for the extradition of William H. Denny, charged with the crime of conspiracy with Thomas F. Ryan of Montana for horse stealing. Denny's attorneys will apply to the court immediately for a writ of habeas corpus, claiming that he is not a fugitive-from justice within the meaning of the law. The case is one of unusual import ance, the first requisition for Denny's arrest having been denied. An Expensive Ceremony. Cost Large Sum to Inaugurate Roose velt President. [By Associated Press] Washington, Nov. 23.-To inaugu rate Theodore Roosevelt president of the United States last March, cost $145,491, a greater sum than was ever spent for any public inauguration. The details of this expense were made public today in a report by General John M. Wilson, chairman of the in augural committee. Notwithstanding the large expenses, the committee has turned over a balance of $473 to the Auditorium association, an organiza tion formed to erect a building in which to hold future inaugural balls. NEW CASES ARE ADDED Investigation of New York Election Frauds Result in More Arrests. [By Associated Press] New York, Nov. 23.-The magnitude of the election fraud investigation was increased today by several new cases. John Elder was held in $10,000 bail, charged with illegal voting and per jury, and James Gallaher was held in $5,000 ball on a charge of perjury. Frank D. Batzig, a Tammany member of the board of elections, arrested on a charge of neglect of duty, was held on ball of $5,000. W. R. Hearst's lawyers claimed that 91 votes .were found in one eleo. tlon district which should have been counted for Hearst and were not.