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HARD TASK N TAKING TESTIMONY IN MISSOU RI'S ACTIONS AGAINST STANDARD OIL. b SAY BUT LITTLE Witnesses Before Special Commis- f; sioner Decline to Answer Many t Questions-Present Hearing Pre liminary to Final Trying of Suits in Ouster Instituted By State. New York, Jan. 5.-Wm. G. Rocke feller, a nephew of John D. Rockefel ler, the president of the Standard Oil company, was one of the witnesses who attended the hearing today before Frederick W. Sanborn, special com missioner appointed by Governor Folk ,of Missouri to take evidence in two suits brought by the state of Missouri against the Standard Oil company and companies alleged to be allied with it. Other witnesses who are expected to 1 testify are H. H. Rogers and John D. Archibald, vice president and directors of the Standard Oil company. The hearing was held in the office of Henry Wollman, and E, T. Bedford, a direc tor of the Standard Oil company, was the first witness. Herbert S. Hadley, attorney general of Missouri, conduct ed the case for the state. The evidence was taken for use in two suits which have been brought by the state of Missouri. In one of these suits the state seeks to bar the Stand ard Oil company of Indiana, or any branch of the Standard Oil company which transacts its ousiness west of the Ohio river, from doing business in Missouri. This action aims to ex clude the Waters-Pierce Oil company, and the Republic Oil company from transacting business in Missouri. In the other action the state aims to prevent the three companies named from carrying out the terms of an alleged pooling agreement by which it is charged that the business of their competitors is crushed. It is alleged by the prosecution that the three corporations are federated for the purpose of preventing com petition and controlling prices, in vio lation of the Missouri anti-trust law. The penalty for such violation is for feiture of charter or license to do bus iness in the state. Witness, Bedford, on the advice of his counsel, refused to answer many questions, and the hearing proceeded slowly. After the adjournment, when ques tioned as to his intentions with refer ence to recalcitrant witnesses, Attor nel General Hadley said that he would certify their refusal to answer ques tions to the supreme court and ask the court to deal with them. DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE.- Kansas City Visited By Fire that Causes Much Loss. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 5.-Fire in the retail district today destroyed the three-story brick building of the Col umbus Buggy company, in Walnut street, near Tenth, the adjoining build ing occupied by the Kimball Piano company and the Hettinger Bros. Man ufacturing company and damaged the Commerce building, occupied partly by the National Bank of Commerce. The bank's loss was confined prin cipally to an addition which it built to the Commerce building, about a year ago. The entire loss is estimated at $350,000. At midnight the fire chief said that. he feared the Commerce building could not be saved. The fire, which seemed to be under control at one time, got a fresh start in the upper stories of the building and the firemen were unable to cope with it. The destruction of the Commerce building would increase the total loss by a quarter of a million dollars. WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE. Matters Pertaining to War and Navy Departments Discussed. Washington, Jan. 1.-An important conference that covered a wide range of discussion of the internal manage ment of the war and navy department was held at the White house tonight. It was participated in by Secretaries Root, Taft and Bonaparte and Attor ney General Moody and lasted from 9:30 to 11:30 o'clock. None of the cabinet officers present was willing to say specifically just what matters were under discussion, but Secretary Taft admitted that any conclusions which may have been reached were not matters for legisla tive action, but were such as would require only legislative approval. "l LETTER WRITER iARRESTED New Jersey Crank Who Has Been Annoying President Roosevelt with Offensive Communications Given a Scare. H [By Associated Press] Mount Clair, N. J., Jan. 5.-John Peabody, who lives just over the Orange mountains, was arrested here F by secret service officers from Wash ington today on the charge of an noying President Roosevelt. For months the president, it is alleged, has C been receiving letters attacking him for his position on the Panama canal question, on railroad rebates, and in fact, on every prominent public mat ter that has come up for discussion. These letters are said to have been offensive, and were mailed at different points in this state, some at Bloomfield, some at Mount Clair and some at Ver ona. The writer gave his name, but not his address, and there was much difficulty in finding him. The detec tives say that he was finally found here in the public library, where he C was preparing another letter when he was arrested. Peabody was taken before the feder al authorities and after a severe lec ture, upon promising to cease annoying the president with his letters, he was allowed to go. FORFEITS HER BAIL Mrs. Minor Morris Declines to Appear in Court and Defend Charge Entered Against Her. Washington, Jan. 5.-Mrs. Minor Morris, who yesterday was ejected from the White house, after insisting upon seeing the president, today is in a state of nervous collapse. In re r sponse to an inquiry she sent word by a near friend that although she keen ly felt the humiliation to which shae had been subjected, she proposed to allow the matter to drop. The 1 further information was conveyed that her husband. Doctor Morris, would reach here tomorrow from Ohio. Mrs. Morris was charged in the n police court today with disorderly con t duct. Instead of appearing for trial, r however, she did not answer to her name and the $5 collateral which was *t put up for her at the house of deten d tion was declared forfeited. VERY LIKE SUICIDE Prominent St. Paul Man Found Prob- be ably Mo.rtally Wounded in His Office ti with Revolver Lying on Floor Be- n side Him. ---..- - ..----tl St. Paul, Jan. 5.-Charles Cristadore, capitalist, art connoisseur, forestry f expert, and magazine writer of some note, shot and probably fatally wound ed himself in his offices in the German American bank building, late this af ternoon. It is not yet determined whether the shooting was accidental or with suicidal intent. Cristadore had sent his stenograph er out of the room on an errand and t a few moments later a revolver shot t attracted the attention of occupants ii of other offices. Chistadore was found f leaning against his desk, a bullet b wound in his abdomen and a revolver e on the floor beside his chair. He was c at once taken to the hospital, where e physicians, after an examination, stat- e ed that he was probably mortally I hurt. Chistadore has been in poor f health recently. 1 Although Mr. Cristadoro has not been able at any time to tell how the shooting occurred, his friends late to night stated that developments show ; .hat it was entirely an accident. They also state that there is good grounds for hoping that he will recover. MORALES IS IMPEACHED Domingan Congress Takes Action Which Places Caceres at Head of Government. Washington, Jan. 5.-The secretary t of war today received the following cablegram from Colonel Colton, the comptroller and general receiver of t Dominican customs, dated Santo Do mingo, January 2: 5 "Carlos F. Morales was legally im peached today by congress. Raymony I Carceres is acting president in accord ance with the constitution pending fin t al action by tme supreme court. This t eliminates Carlos F. Morales from the I, position and leaves without question Y the legality of Raymond Ceceres' gov a ernment. The government is acting L- conservatively and adhering to the d constitution. Carlos F. Morales not yet heard from." NEW VARIETY T OF DEMOCRACY , Humorist Member From Missouri Ex pounds It In the House. al PROVES STAR FEATURE' Champ Clark Takes Occasion to Cover P Wide Range While Speaking on s Philippine Tariff Bill-Drags Bryan v and Silver to Fore Among Other c Things. s [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 5.- "Champ Clark's democracy" was expounded to the delight and entertainment of the house for three hours today by Clark of Missouri and constituted the feature of the debate on the Philippine tariff bill. Clark's speech took a wide range and he labeled his political beliefs as above, in answer to question as to what kind of a democrat he really was. He talked of the Philippines and favored the pending bill. He discussed the general tariff question and in par ticular the German tariff situation. He reviewed Wm. J. Bryan's record on silver, and paid his respects in characteristic oratory to the republi can leaders. He ascribed their future r greatness to what he termed the d "great stand pat" disciples and de clared that one of these, Secretary' Shaw, whose record as secretary of' the treasury included the classifying r of frogs legs as poultry and ponies as d "household articles," for the collection g or revenue, was a logical republican n presidential possibility, unless the . mantle should fall on the "grey and y grizzled speaker, 'Uncle Joe' Cannon." . Speaking from the forum in front of a the speaker's desk, Clark addressed o many of his positi e assertions direct ,e ly to the republican members. He it was interrupted many times and these .d interruptions generally resulted in re sponses that delighted both sides. Le The fight against the bill was open a- ed in the interest of the beet sugar in Li, dustry by Fordney of Michigan. He ar recalled the republican members to is their pledges on the "standpat" policy n. of the party. The house adjourned at 5 o'clock until tomorrow. BODIES RECOVERED. [By Associated Press] Roanoke, W. Va., Jan. 5.-The d bodies of all the 23 miners killed in H the gas explosion in the Cooper Coal n mine, at Coaldale, W. Va., yesterday u have been recovered. Nearly all of the victims were found lying with their hands covering their faces. One body was in a sitting position on a H pile of coal, the hands covering its e face. te n STREET TURNED INTO RIVER. Bursting Water Mains Give Fashion able Fifth Avenue Soaking. h [By Associated Press] New York, Jan. 5.-The bursting of ti two big water mains in Fifth avenue tonight Converted that thoroughfare 1 into a shallow river, from Thirty fourth street to Twenty-ninth street, blocked vehicle and foot traffic for sev eral hours and flooded the basements C of a dozen or more buildings on the east side of the avenue doing damage estimated at many thousands of dol lars. It was late tonight before the flow of water, which spouted-geyser t like from several manholes in the pavements, had been stopped. A FIEND'S REVENGE Story of Horrible Murder Committed in Sandwich Islands for Trivial Rea son. [By Associated Press] Honolulu, Jan. 5.-Simon Wharton, the three-year-old son of Henry Whar ton, who has been missing, has been found in a cane field at Waialua, on r this (Oahau) island. The child had been murdered in an atrocious man ner. The legs and head had been sev f ered from the body, the tongue cut off and the eyes gouged out. The in ternal organs were found several feet apart. The murderer buried the re Y mains six inches under the surface of I- the ground. L- A laborer named Samuel Johnson, s who had been boarding with the par e ents of the child, was arrested on sus n picion and when confronted with r- strong evidence of guilt made a con g fession to Sheriff Brown. He said that ,e the. motive for the crime was revenge A on the boy's mother because she had refused to give him liquor. TWO "WITCHES' GARROTED ! Ignorant Blacks Pay Penalty for Com mission of Atrocious Crime. Havana, Jan. 5.-Domingo Bocurt, an old negro, and Victor Molini, a mulatto, were garroted at the prison here today. Both men were regarded as "witches" by their associates. -Their crime was the hideous murder of a white baby, Zoila Diaz, for the pur pose of procuring the heart of a white C female child, which the "witches" pre scribed as a poultice for a certain woman as a cure for barrenness. The child's body was found smoked and salted, weeks after the crime. A dozen other men and women are imprisoned in connection with the crime. YOUTHFUL MURDERER Kills Companion and Places Body on Railroad Track that Passing Train Might Destroy Evidence of Crime. Chicago, Jan. 5.-Wm. J. Moran, aged 19, confessed today to the killing last night of Robert Collier, aged 17, during a quarrel, after which Moran says he placed Collier's body on the railroad track in the hope that a pass ing train would hide the evidence of his crime. The accidental finding of the body before a train had passed disclosed the fact that Collier had been killed by a pistol bullet. An investigation showed that the body had first been taken from Moran's barn, where the murder was committed, to a vacant 1 barn nearby. The idea of misleading the author 'ities then occurring to Moran, he d carried the corpse of his friend to the "Nickle Plate" railway track. d MAXEY HILLER HELD Brother-in-law of Murdered Charles A. Edward Detained at Home Under i.- Guard-Coroner Declines to Make e Statement. o' New Haven, Conn., Jan. 5.-Coroner I Mix, after hearing testimony this af ternoon and tonight relative to the death of Charles A. Edwards of New p York, who was found with a bullet wound in his head at the home of Charles A. Hiller, Wednesday morning, declined to make a statement. Maxey Hiller is held by the coroner as a wit ness, but is at his home guarded by a uniformed policeman. ci The coroner said tonight, however, ii that no charge of any kind had been s, made against any persdn, Maxey c Hiller late tonight said that he would establish an alibi when the proper C time came, but refused to discuss the C mysterious case further. d The witnesses in the inquest today I were Charles Hiller and Margaret s Reynolds, the latter a servant in the house where Edwards was killed. n No statement was given out as to the purport of their evidence. THRIFTY NORTH DAKOTA k Census Bureau Issues Bulletin on Man ufacturing Industries of State. Washington, Jan. 5.-A bulletin on the manufacturing industries of North Dakota for the year ending Dceember 31, 1904, confined to establishments with a product of $500 or over, was is sued today by the census bureau. It shows that during the period stated 507 such establishments were in oper ation, representing a total capital of $5,703,837. The number of salaried officers, clerks, etc., employed was 296, drawing salaries amounting to $257, 812. In addition there were 1,755 wage earners, drawing total wages of $1,031,307. The total value of products, includ ing custom work and repairing, was $10,223,914, an increase of 63 per cent over 1900. The principal industries are shown to be printing and publish ing, and flour and grist mills. CAUSES HEAVY LOSS. Damage Done By Kansas City Fire Ex ceeds Half Million. Kansas= City, Kas., Jan. 6.-A re f vised estimate of the losses in last night's fire places the total damage at I, slightly more than half a million dol 7- lars and the insurance at two-thirds 3- of that amount. The property damag i ed and destroyed occupied two-thirds 1- of the block on the south side of Wal t nut street, between Ninth and Tenth ;e streets. d The fire was under control at 2:30 this morning. ALLIES FOR TIME BEING ° ti4 cc cl AGREEMENT BETWEEN LIBERAL m AND IRISH LEADERS. SII FIGHT COMMON FOE ° Combine Forces to Defeat Tactics of ! Conservatives---Home Rule Declared E Impossible-How Michael Davitt C Describes Situation. London, Jan. 5.-Ireland's fate in the present election fight raises an 1 interesting problem. While the con- f< servatives are doing their utmost to foment feeling in the country against C the liberals on the ground of their n home rule tendencies, an elastic agree- C ment, it would seem, has been arrived * at between the liberal and the Irish leaders to defeat the tactics of the conservatives. Ireland itself remains quiescent. Michael Davitt, speaking in St. Hel- t ens tonight, said: "Ireland is in a state of angelic po litical calm. In no less than 12 con stituencies no Chamberlainite nor any foemen of labor dare intrude his po litical nose." While the Irishmen are thus avoid ing any excitement of public feeling, the liberal leaders are speaking as with one voice to the effect that home rule is impossible in the next parlia ment, in fact that it is impossible al together until the country has had the opportunity of giving a special man date on the question. TO OUST STORMS. e Governor Hanly Begins Suit Against e His Secretary of State. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 6.-Suit to remove Daniel E. Storms from the of fice of secretary of state was institu ted in the circuit court of Marion county today, immediately following the filing of a complaint sworn to by 4 Governor Hanly. The charge is mis sr conduct in office, embezzlement, con e version of funds and wrongful use of funds. IN STATE OF WAR vi President Garcia Takes Measures to Overcome Revolution-Rebels Hold- 4( ing Two Provinces. S' Guayaquil, Jan. 6.-President Gar- A cia today declared the republic to be F in a state of war. Colonel Larrea, P secretary of war, has been appointed commander of the central army. The revolutionary forces, under Colonel Teran, hold Tungurgua and M Chimborazo provinces. General Leoni das Plaza, Ecuadorian minister to the United States, has been called to as- L sume the chief command of the army. b Troops are continually hastily F marching into the interior. Cards of Thanks. The undersigned desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the many L kind friends who gave aid and sym pathy during the illness and burial of 'y Mrs. Scalley. J. W. SCALLEY, o MISS SCALLEY, MR. and MRS. GROVER. For Sale. For breeding: White Wyandotte, Golden Wyandotte, Light Bramah and Buff Leghorn cockerels and White Pekin Drakes. Address GEO. F. BARTLETT, 'Phone Mutual 1203 Billings. 72-2 For Rent--200 acres plow land near 1 railroad station. J. F. Tilden, Park City. kj-13 Calling Cards at the Gazette office. J F. KELLEY EMPLOYMENT AGENCY. No. 9, S. 28th St. Bell Paeee 73 B Mutual Phone 363 BILLINGS, MONTANA. j FARMLOANS* .0 0 No Delay - Lowest Rates * BILLINGS LOAN & TRUST SCOMPANY. Sooooooooooo** (First Publication. Dec 15, 1905.--4w). Notice for Publication. Department of the interior, Lea4 Office at Bozeman, Montana, Dec. Ir, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that thi following named settler has filed amu tice of his intention to make filg commutation proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Fred H. Foster, Clerk oT Court, in his office, at Biliings, Mon *rna, en January 22, 1906, viz: TIMOTHY M. RIORDAN, rI. E. N'. 5871, for the E% SEW, SW'!4 SE%4, Sec. 1, NE'/ NE' Sec. '12, T. 3 S., R. 25E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses o prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz:I John A. Miller, of Billings, Mont.; Oliver Wyman, of Billings, Mont.; Elbert N. Cooper, of Billings, Mont.; Charles H. Brown, of Billings, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Dec 15, 1905.-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman., Montana, Dec. 9, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed no tice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Fred H. Foster, Clerk of Court, in his office, at Billings, Mon tana, on January 22, 1906, viz: RICHARD Y. WARREN on H. E. No. 4370, for the lot 2, SW', NEI4, NWa SE/4 and lot 5, Sec. 8, T 1 N., R. 27 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: John H. Dover, of Billings, Mont.; Jacob E. Burgeson, of Billings, Mont.; Brian Hart, of Billings, Mont.; A& drew J. Sullivan, of Billings, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Dec 15, 1905.-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, Dec. 9, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed no tice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Alex. Fraser, U. S. Com missioner, in his office, at Billings, Montana, on January 22, 1906, viz: JOHN H. COOK, H. E. No. 5632, for the lot 6, Sec. 1i, t lot 4, Sec. 24, T. 1 N., R. 26 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, vim: A. J. Sullivan, of Billings, Mont.; Bryan Hart, of Billings, Mont.; Rich ard Warren, of Billings, Mont.; Walter a Lee, of Billings, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Dec 15, 1905,-6w) Consolidated Notice for Publication. U. S. Land Office, Bozeman, Men tana, Dec. 9, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named 'ut tiers have filed notice to make final proof on their respective c~laims 'be fore George H. Simpson, U. S. . am missioner, in his office at Columbus, Mont., on Saturday, January 20, 19h6, viz: JOHN BOB LUTHER, commuting homestead application No. 4688, for the E S , SW'; S% SEVj, Sec. 32, T. 3 N., R. 20 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, via: A. L. Thomas, of Columbus, Mont.; Albert Meyers, of Columbus, Mont.; Frank S.Carleton, of Columbus, Mont.; Patrick Quinn, of Columbus, Mont. JOHN LUTHER, of Busteed, Montana, on desert land entry No. 1706, for the S'A NW%, 51 NE%4, Sec. 22, T. 2 N., R. 20 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and reclamation of said land, viz: A. L. Thomas, of Columbus, Mont.; Al bert Meyers, of Columbus, Mont.; Frank S. Carleton of Columbus, Mon tana; Patrick Quinn, of Columbus, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Nov. 28, 1905-201) United States Land Office, Bozeman, Montana, Nov. 23, 1905. To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the state of Montana has filed in this office the following list of lands, to-wit: Township 2 North, Range 27 East, M. P. M. Section 22; all. Section 14; all. Section 18; E% of SE'4. Section 18; SE1 of NE4. Section 8; E%. Section 8; S½ of NW¼a. Section 10; All. Section 12; W%. Section 12; W1/ of E3 (includes lot 2). Section 2; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). Section 4; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). and has applied for a patent for said lands under the acts of August 18, 1894 (28 Stat., 372-422), June 11, 1896 (29 Stat., 434), and March 3, 1901 (31 Stat., 1133-1188), relating to the grant ing of not to exceed a million acres of arid land to each of certain states and that the said list, with Its accomp anying proofs, is open for the inspeo tion of all persons interested, and the public generally. Within the next 60 days following the date of this notice, protests ' r contests against the claim of the state to any tract described in the list, on the ground of failure to comply with the-law, on the ground of the $ nondesert (harabter of the land; oa ) the ground of a prior adverse right, or on the ground that the same it more valuable for mineral than for agricultural purposes will be receivev and noted for report to the geneail land office at Washington, D. 0. M. R. WILSON, Regiute 3. N. ILLY. K I '