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VOL. XXI. B[LLINGS, MONTANA, ' ;IDAY. DECEMBER 29, 1905. DENIES HE GOT MONEY PAYN QUESTIONED REGARDING ALLEGED REPORT BY MU TUAL RESERVE LIFE. OFFERED RETAINER Judge Cady Gives Testimony Concern ing Application of Foreign Com panies for Admission to State and Interest Taken Therein by President McCurdy. [By Associated Press] New York, Dec. 28.-Louis F. Payn and K. Rider Cady, who was employed at times as counsel by Payn, while the latter was state superintendent of in surance, were witnesses today before the insurance investigating commit tee. They furnished practically all of the interesting testimony, notwith standing the fact that more witnesses were examined than on any da) since the investigation began. Mr. Payn was called to complete his testimony interrupted by adjournment yesterday and in reply to one of the first questions asked him, emphati cally denied the report that he had received $40,000 from the Mutual Re serve Life Insurance company and had allowed that company to write its own report of an investigation which he had caused to be made in 1899. Ho characterized the report as abso lutely false in every particular, and said it grew out of a fight between James D. Wells, former vice presi dent of the Mutual Reserve Life and President Burnham of the same com pany. Judge Cady was brought into the investigation by reason of his having appeared before Payn m the interests of Prussian insurance companies seek ing admission to the state. This application was denied by Payn, but two years later was grant ed. President McCurdy of the Mu tual Life Insurance company had ask ed that the report be neld up until .,e could see Payn. This request was re fused, but Payn had Judge Cady call upon McCurdy. Mr. HBghes asked if McCurdy said the Mutual Life would pay any money for a contrary decision. Judge Cady said he did not, but that McCurdy had offered him a retainer in behalf of the Mutual Life, which he refused. The New York office of the insur ance department was inquired into when Robert Hunter, deputy superin tendent, was called. Hunter could add BULLS CONTROL MARKET Stocks Advance in Spite of High Rates for Money. (By Associated Press] New York, Dec. 28.--Organized spec ulation in control of the stock market showed the courage of its convictions today by buying stocks and putting up prices in the face of rates for call money at 100 per cent, and above. So long as money could be had at these terms the rates were determined not to be prohibitive of the holding of stocks on margin, and they were paid, rather than sell out stock holdings. They were paid also on the assumption that the high rate may hold or even be exceeded the remaining days of the week. The argument was heard amongst speculative operators that this yearly rate of interest was well worth paying for until the end of the year, on the prospect that prices were likely to advance in larger proportions than the daily amount of interest rep resented at this rate. It was asserted with enthusiasm also that these few remaining days of stringent moaney wera afer the moly opportutnty fr nothing as to the conduct of the in surance department to what already had been supplied. It was brought out that through his influence he had had a medical examiner of the Equit able Life Assurance society in Pough keepsie discharged. JEROME HAS TESTIMONY. Special Grand Jury Will Investigate Insurance Matter. [By Associated Press] New York, Dec. 28.--District Attor ney Jerome today received a copy of all the evidence thus far submitted to the insurance investigating committee.: There are many volumes. Acting District Attorney Nott said today that a special grand jury would probably be empaneled in February to consider the testimony. BOLD HIGHWAY ROBBERY Paymaster Stopped in Broad Daylight by Armed Desperadoes and Relieved of Large Amount. [By Associated Press] New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 28. Armed men are searching the woods near here for five robbers, who stole a satchel containing $3,000 in cash to day. On a main highway and in broad daylight, Paymaster Wm. Schieck of the Deleware River Quarry and Con struction company was robbed of the money he was carrying to pay off 200 Italian laborers for the company. With him was one companion, but both were unarmed. They were carying the money in a carriage and were attacked while driving through the woods. Five men, wearing handkerchiefs over their faces, jumped out from be hind trees, each man carrying a revol ver. The paymaster gave up the money satchel without resistance. The robbers then backed away into the woods, keeping the carriage covered with their revolvers until they disap peared from view. ITS LONG VOYAGE BEGUN Mammoth Floating Steel Drydock Dewey Started on Way to Philip pines. [By Associated Vressj Annapolis, Md., Dec. 28.-The mam moth steel floating dry dock Dewey, I built by the Maryland Steel company for the government, got under way to I day from the Patuxent river for its long ocean voyage to the Philippine islands, where it is to be used at the r naval station at Olongapo. The con I voys of the dock are the tug PotamUtic and the colliers Caesar, Brutus and -Glacier. Commander ferry. H. Hos ley, United States navy, is in com Smand of the expedition, which will 1 go by way of the Suez canal. securing stocks at the present level of prices. Such was the spirit that dominated an extraordinary stock market which ignored money conditions that have been the signal for a panicky unload ing of securities in the past experience of the stock exchange. There was something of a scramble to unload stocks during the early transactions in the market, owing to an apprehension that it would be found impossible to borrow money on any terms. Probably the liquidation thus effected caused some relief in the money tension. The extraordin ary interest' rates also had their effect in bringing offerings into the market from unexpected sources. Some of them insignificant in themselves, in cluding some private deposit accounts, but making up a considerable aggre gate. Some banking funds wpre made available by outside sources. The strictly local character of the straln genay is a remarable tssturs of the FINAL STAGE Revolt at Moscow on Verge of Collapse. STRIKERS HAVE LOSTE A Desultory Fighting Continues but Force of Revolt Is Broken. [By Associated Press] St. Petersburg, Dec. 28-According to I advices received by the government tonight, the "rebellion" at Moscow is entering on its final stage. The same guerilla warfare was con tinued today but on a smaller scale. Governor General Doubassoff is act ing with great energy and hundreds of members of the "drujima" are already behind the bars. The strikers have lost heart and the Workmen's council is considering the I question of calling off the strike. The principal danger now seems to I be that the "black hundreds" will com- i plete the work begun by the troops and end the revolt with a horrible massa cre of the "reds." The lower masses are represented as enraged at the attempts of the rev olutionaries to overthrow the emperor and even with the best intentions it may be impossible for the authorities to restrain the fury of these classes, once the oppgrtunity is offered them. The attacks made on str.king railroad men at wayside stations sufficiently show the temper of the peasant class. Four thousand strikers Imarched out of Moscow and completely destroyed several miles of the railroad track be tween St. Petersburg and Moscow, 30 miles outside of Moscow, in order to prevent the arrival of troop trains bearing the Seminovsky battalion of the horse guards, and the trains back ed 20 miles to Clyne, whence it is un derstood the troops will proceed to morrow on foot for their destination. Headed Off at St. Petersburg. The energetic measures taken by the government have completely over turned the plans of the revolutionists in St. Petersburg. Practically all the leaders have been arrested. The few who are at liberty are in hiding. The police believe they have captured most of the store of rifles and revolvers, and these captures include parties of strikers and revolutionists, whose lodg ings were searched last night. Where ever arms were found the offenders were arrested. Nevertheless the lead ers, from their hiding places, still con CONCERTED MOVEMENT FOR CLEANER GAME OF FOOTBALL [By Associat.4 Pres] New York, Dec. 28.-A concerted movement toward reforming the game of football in the colleges and univer sities of America was begun here to day, when the representatives of 688 institutions of learning agreed to act together in securing the adoption of rules, and an enforcement of them, that are expected to materially lessen the danger to players, do away with mass ormations, and secure perma nent officials for inter-collegiate con tests. The conference perfected a perma neat organisation and appointed a rules committee of seven, which will communicate with the representa tives of ale, Prieneton, Harvad tinue to assure their followers that all goes well. At Moscow, where early victory is assured, they. deliberately keep afloat the story that several regiments have joined in the uprising, explaining the retreat of the revolutionists, as the war office used to explain the Russian defeats in Manchuria, as "being part of a preconceived plan" to draw the enemy on. The government authorities have taken elaborate precautions to prevent the execution of the threat to blow up the bridges of the railroads running out of St. Petersburg. Artillery has been posted so as to command the crossing over the Volga, and also the smaller bridges of the Warsaw line. In the Baltic provinces, however, the Lettish insurgents, while acting inde pendently, have adopted the same plan for preventing the arrival of rein forcements, but with better success. They sawed through the timber bridge at Kausika, 40 miles from Reval, and caused a frightful accident to a pas senger train, which fell through the bridge into the river. The number of dead and injured has not yet been es tablished. MARTIAL LAW AT ODESSA. [By Associated Press] Odessa, Dec. 28.-Martial law has been proclaimed in this city. The strike, however, is nearly over. DECIDE TO QUIT. Leaders Will Call Off the Strike Next Monday. Moscow. Dec. 28.-The revolt is practically over and the strike will be called off Monday. Comparative qpiet prevails today, only a few of the revo lutionists continuing the struggle. All the members of the revolution ary committee have been arrested and a quantity of bombs, infernal machines and correspondence seized. - Three hundred revolutionaries to day invaded the residence of the pre fect of police and killed him. In the Pennsylvania, Cornell, Annapolis and Chicago University, constituting the existing committee on rules, and ask for an amalgamation with that body. None of the above mentioned uni versities was represented at today's conference. If they refuse to join with the committee appointed today, the latter will act independently and formulate rules for the guidance of the institutions ratifying today's action. The committee on' rules named by tho conference is as follows: . . Hutl, Dartmouth: Lieutenant Daly, West Point; J. A. Babbitt, Hay erford eollege; James T. Lee, Univer sity ea Nebraska and F. H. Curtis, Unive.tty of Texas. medical bureau 650 wounded and 105 killed have been registered, but it is known that there are at least 1,000 Ind wounded persons in the rte alone. `ý - IetionIries at iacked `ie but were repulsed with O& 5Es. TAKE GOVERNMENT FUNDS. Revolutionists Make Daring Raid on Provincial Treasury. [By Aseocited PXzesS!I Berlin, Dec. 28. ht fr Warsaw to says: "The revoluti . I 'ditrlct of Wysokie Masowieekie, government of . Lomzha. have appropDrited all the district gao m i:t aa "Durina ber 26, ;,_ the F `pub as ~eg are situated ' EID re2 tdeveral night watchmenaatid dtivb of the policemen, who hurried to the" seue. The revolu ticailts then blew -Opeu a 'the safes of -district treasury Mid too' $243,000, of which $10,000 was in gold, $80,000 in silver and over $150,000 in paper. There were no troops in the town. EXPLOSION CAUSES FIRE. Hotels and_ Other Buildings Damaged I at Niagara Falls. t [By Assoclated Press] Niagara Falls, N. Y., Dec. 28.-Three hotels and several buildings adjoining them were badly damaged by fire, which broke out today in the grocery store of Faxon Williams from an ex plosion. The explosion aroused the occupants of the hotels, who escaped with the loss of their personal effects. The loss is estimated at $140,000. VICTORY FOR GOVERNMENT Court Overrules Demurrers in Case Against Pabst Brewing Company and Railroads. [By Associauted Prees] Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 28.-The United States government won the first victory today in the private car re bate prosecution against the Pabst Brewing company, The Milwaukee s Refrigerator Transit company and six railroad companies. Judge A. L. Sanborn of Madison handed down a decision overruling the demurrers of the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad company and the Pabst Brewing company, and also denied the motion of the latter to strike out certain "slanderous allega I tions" in the complaint. There is no appeal from this de cision and the case must now go to C trial on its merits. ANNAPOLIS HAZER ON TRIAL Classmate of Accused Gives Strong Tes timony Against Him. [By Associated Press] Annapolis, Dec. 28.-The court mar tial proceedings against Midshipman Trenmor Coffin, Jr., a member of the third class, on the charge of hazing Midshipman J. P. Kimbrough of the fourth class, began at the naval acad emy today. The charge is supported by the specification that the accused caused Kimbrough to stand on his head continuously for a period of 10 minutes, or thereabout, and until he became unconscious. Thi , it is speci fied, took place the eventing of Dec ember 12, last. Midshipman George W. Wheelock, a classmate of the ac cused, was the first witness. He testified that he had looked in the door of room 53, in Bancroft hall, on the evening of December 12 and that he had seen Kimbrough standing on his head and Coffin, Kimbrough's. roommate, in the room with him. The witness continued, and said he left the vicinity of room 53 for five minutes. When he returned Kimbrough was stlil on his head and the other person in the room. The witness was asked to illustrate what "standing on the head." meant. He put his head on the floor and raised a few inches from the ground in a series of jumps. The exercise appar ently put much strain on the legs and arms and was hard on the head. HASR ODELL MAKES STATEMENT CON CERNING CONTEST FOR AS SEMBLY SPEAKERSHIP. i A FINISH FIGHT Former Governor Says He May Con tribute Chapters to Political Liters ture that Will Prove Interesting Charges Roosevelt with Meddling In. State Politics Elsewhere. [By Associated Press] New York, Dec. 28.-Former Gov ernor Odell, chairman of the republi can state committee, made a state ya-t ment today concerning the contest for the speakership of the assembly in .+ which he is backing E. A. Merritt, Jr., against J. W. Wadsworth, jr., who has the support of Governor Higgins. Odell said: "The gentleman up at Albany, who is doing so much yelling just now, has had some starch injected into his back bone by Roosevelt. He never had any before. When you hear him these days the voice is that of Jacob Higgins, but the hand is that of Roosevelt. Few persons are deceived by the talk about Roosevelt not interfering in politics in this and other states. "The fools may be taken in, but you can't catch the old birds by throwing salt on their tails. It is entirely clear that Roosevelt is back of Higgins in this speakership contest, and the so called inspired denials do net count. "This is going to be a fght to a finish. I tried in every way to avoid factional trouble, but it has been forc ed on me and when a fight is so forced I am not a quitter." "Is the report true that you have something to say about the collection of campaign funds by Mr. Cortelyou, last year," Odell was asked. "Before this fight is over, I may have' a good deal to say about this and other matters of interest, including the De pew-Black race for the United States senate. It is altogether probable that I will contribute something to politi- : cal literature in the near future, some chapters that may interest the people." Midshipman Kimbrough was the next witness and said that he was un able to identify Coffin as the man who had hazed him. The rule, it appears, is that no lower classman must look at an upper classman under such condi tions and this was so rigidly observed g in the present case that Kimbrough could not say that Coffin had hased him. It is expected that the case will ber . completed tomorrow. Although no orders have been is sued to that effect, it is understeod , that the same court will try the .OaB of Midshipman Warren A. Vandervee.: who is charged with neglect of dutyr in failing to report Kimbreugh's coa dition and of Stephen Decatur of the::: first class, charged with hazing Mid shipman Gaylord Church of Meadvile, Pa., and Isaac N. McCrary of Calvert,. Texas, both members of the fourth class. The charge against Midshipman DO catur' of having hazed McCrary isa supported by three specfBtcatioa tht he compelled him to stand on his. i about 150 times in succeseloa mad he eompelled him to DpriWU other exercisee to the poeat haustion. It is spe.wol, under IdarSe, that Dieatur Church to uglere go extres oteiO.