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TO CANADAm as fo Pa WHAT RAILROADS PROJECTED IN conr keep MONTANA AND WYOMING mane MAY RESULT IN. Elw< guar guar arms FUTURE PROMISING cooly Mac Billings, With the Building of the ficet Great Falls Line Will Be Chief Rail- man road Town in State-Not to Speak COm of Great North and South Line and keel the Milwaukee. Fen nel, tioi It is becoming to be generally con ceded by men who are posted in the movements of the great railway sys- Pet tems of the country that the line that the Great Northern will build this year Fro from Billings to Great Falls is to be- 1 come eventually, an integral part of a for great north and south railroad system ne, that will extend from the Gulf of Rih Mexico to the plains and timber lands are of Canada. adi Such a line has been the dream of in railroad builders for many years and cot it is said to have been a favorite scheme of President James J. Hill's ab] for some time. It is 'believed that ces there is a significance attached to the wb building by the Burlington of a branch Th line from Frannie to Tthermopolis, the Wyo., and that this line is to become a by part and parcel of the great north and qu south line in a short time, with an ex- Ri tension from Denver to Thermopolis ha in the near future. Some people con- sti fidently predict that trains will be run- an ning through Billings over the Wyom ing line within a period of two years. The building of such a line will neces sitate a short line out of Billings to J. the south, to connect with the present Cody branch at a point about 12 miles Fi from this city. A gentleman who is connected in a manner with the work G now being done on the Wyoming line said last night that a line from Bil- ai lings to Coburn had already been ar- n ranged for and that it was now an as sured fact that it would be builded. At Denver the Burlington is closely a allied with the Denver & Fort Worth line, which is the most direct, in fact b the only direct line leading out of that city to northern Texas. From Fort Worth to the gulf ports a very little stretch is to be filled in which would b complete the long dreamed of north b and south line, and it would be almost an air line from Canada to the Gulf. The building of the Great Falls line will. give this city the best railroad connections of any town in the state, placing it as it would, on three great trunk lines. And then there is the Mlwaukee that is coming as sure as fate. Without any doubt the metrop olis of eastern Montana is soon to be come the chief railroad center of the state, even surpassing Butte in the matter of railway facilities. News from Wyoming is to the effect that the Burlington is rushing the work on its new line in that state. The first 30 miles out of Frannie, which takes the line to the Big Horn river, will be completed and ready for the ties and iron by the 15th inst. The contract for this stretch of grading was let to J. W. C!iby of Cowley, and one of its conditions is that it shall be finished by that date. The other contractors are working on nearly as short time and the general contract calls for the road to be in shape for operating by the 1st of May. Mr. Crosby now has about 150 teams work ing below Frannie. NEW COMPANY INCORPORATES. V Papers of the Billings Construction a Company Filed. From Sunday's Daily. b The articles of incorporation of the il Billings Construction company have s been filed in the office of the county e cerk and recorder. C The purposes of the company, as set forth in its articles, are to dig ditches, construct canals, build flumes and min ing tunnels, purchasing, disposing of, improving using, leasing and selling water power and sites thereof and lands necessary or useful therefor. Also for the purpose of transact- 1 ing a commercial, mercantile and in- : dustrial business, and deal in grocer- I les, hardware, boots and shoes and cigars and tobacco. The principal place of business of the new company is Billings and the life of the corporation is fixed at 20 sears. The trustees named for the first three months are William A. Sel vidge, Chas. C. Ward and Jacob Fisch er. The capital stock is fixed at $25,000, consisting of 25 shares of the par value of $1,000 each, $16,000 of which have been subscribed and paid for as follows: W. A. Selvidge, five shares; Charles C. Ward, five shares amn Jacob Fischer, one share. MACABEE NEWS. The Tent /Elected and the Hive In stalled Officers. From Sunday's Daily. Maccabee tent, No. 15, tfeld' its an nual election this week which resulted as follows: Past commander, Henry Kuschke; commander, Erios Nelson; record CO keeper, J. H. McElroy; lieutenant com mander, Charles Wheeler; sergeant, Elwood Kuschke; 1st master of guards,Roy Nelson; 2d master of guards, Charles Heagney; master at arms, John Horr9cks; physician, Doc tor James Chapple; sentinel, Abner Crimp; picket, Ralph Kuschke; chief cook, Thos. J. Healey. On Wednesday evening the Lady Maccabees installed the following of- Be ficers for the ensuing year; Lady com mander, Mrs. Chas. Buns; lieutenant commander, Mrs. Kuschke; record keeper, Mrs. F. H. Beeman; finance keeper, Mrs. Trott; chaplain, Mrs. Fenske; sergeant, Mrs. Stein; senti nel, Mrs. Goddard, After the installa tion refreshments were served. TO ADMIT WILL. -- a Petition Filed for Letters in Estate of tl John Rixon. P From Sunday's Daily. The petition of Frederick P. Rixon, tr for letters testamentary with will an L nexed, to issue to himself, William P. T e Rixon and Anna Reece, all of whom 3 are children of the deceased, also to admit the will to probate, was filed f in the office of the clerk of the district I court yesterday. a The petition alleges that the prob a able value of the estate is not to ex ,t ceed the sum of $4,050, nearly all of e which is embodied in the homestead. e Ii The will annexed to the petition shows 3, that it was drawn June 29, 1899, and a by its terms the entire estate is bo d queathed to the widow, Susanna P. [- Rixon. The date for proving the will .s has been fixed at January 20. The in 1- strument is witnessed by Miss Panton a- and W. M. Johnston. a- - -~ VISIT FROM OLD TIMER. to J. M. Berry of St. Louis, Spending a at Few Days 1Here. 3s From Sunday's Daily. is J. M. Berry, a member of the rk Giesecke Shoe company of St. Louis, is le spending a few days here on business, il- and incidentally is meeting quite a tr- number of old friends. Ls- Mr. Berry was a resident of this section of the country in the early 80's, ly about the time of the arrival of the NYorthern Pacific railway, and used to Let be one of the boys who took pleasure Lat in coming into town and having a )rt good time shooting up things. He is tie now a staid and sober business man, id however, and tells of the things that happened in his youthful days on the 3st plains of the great west with much' pleasure. PERISH BY FIRE , Qu P --Y--** Ka Three Women Lose Their Lives in he tht Burning St. Louis Boarding House. St. Louis, Jan. 6.-Thq boarding If< house conducted by Erskine Reed at ed 1611 Missouri avenue, caught fire late ml today from the furnace, and three sit women boarders perished, a fourth breaking a leg in jumping from an no upper window. The dead are: Mrs. Pauline Hermann, aged 48 years. Miss Jewel Reed, aged 17 years; ac daughter of proprietor. Mrs. Hullvermacher, aged 35, of St. Charles, Mo. The injured is Mrs. Hillger, aged N 70. e Miss Jewel Reed lost her life in try ing to save others. She was seen to rush into the street and cry for help when the flames broke out and then disappeared back into the house to t alarm the occupants. s1 The three bodies were found in the a' bath room, the women apparently hav- e e ing groped their way through the smoke in trying to find an avenue of c escape. All three bodies were badly charred. e DECATUR RELEASED. Midshipman Declared by Court to Be Innocent of Hazing. d Annapolis, M. D. Jan. 6.-It was of- 1 r. ficially announced today that Midship- 1 t- man Stephen Decatur, jr., of Ports n- mouth, N. H., has been found not .r- guilty on the charge of hazing and he id has been released from arrest and re stored to duty. of Decatur was immediately rearrested te and will be tried on other charges of 20 hazing. el- COFFIN FOUND GUILTY. at Washington, Jan. 6.---The record of he the court martial in the case of Mid of shipman Trenmor Coffin, jr., charged mid with hazing, has been received at the LIe navy department. It is understood res that the sentence of the court is die missal. SOME 0ONE ` TO BLAME, Sant has lowE COLLISION. RESULTS IN THREE ThiE be a BEING KILLED MANY MORE men INJURED. CARS TELESCOPED Fi of I Belated Fast Passenger Train and bloc Light Engine Collide Head-on Dur- Fil ing Storm on Pennsylvania & Erie wit] race Road-Relief Trains Take Wounded are to Hospital at Nearby Cities. mil ove [By Associated Press] Al Corry, Pa., Jan. 6.-As the result of a head-on collision tonight between pai the fast passenger train, No. 4, of the fro Philadelphia & Erie railroad and a All freight engine moving light, three prl trainmen were killed and 20 passen- Nip gers more or less seriously injured. The accident happened during a severe snow storm at Horn's Siding, o 10 miles east of this city. The dead: Thomas Finn, Pa.; engineer W passenger train. Frederick Herman, Erie; fireman passenger train. A. Neil, Kane, Pa.; fireman freight engine. rs The injured are: td At the emergency hospital, Warren, 26 0 Pa.-Herman Henderson, fatally in- of P. jured; Mrs. Henderson, his wife, fat- cc 111 ally injured; Helda Henderson, a sis- sc n- ter, fatally hurt; Henderson baby, tl severe. At the Corry hospital-Mrs. Oscar th Johnson, Garland, Pa.; Mrs. Ed. Hew itt, Corry, Pa.; S. Sepstein, St. Louis, I Mo.; Mrs. Ellen McGill, Union City, fi Pa.; Eliott McGill, Union City, Pa.; h W. A. Rudd, express rhessenger, Erie, Pa.; Edward Walker, Warren, Pa.; G he Richerd Malone, Clarendon, Pa.; Con- tl is ductor S. R. Morgan, Kane, Pa.; L. ii ss, Briggs, Erie, Pa. C a' Six other passengers received slight n injuries. r his The passenger train left this city 15 t 3's, minutes late and was running 45 miles v the an hour when it met the freight en- I to gine, head-on. The impact was ter- f are rible, and the smoker and first day i a coach were telescoped. Almost every I is one in these two cars wa" buried in an, the wreckage and sustained more or I hat less serious injuries. The engine i the men were caught beneath their loco- c ich- motives and when taken out were dead. As quickly as conditions would per- i the ruins and placed on relief trains, where first medical aid was given. Quick runs .were then made to Erie, Kane, Warren and this city, where in ambulances were in waiting to carry them to the hospitals. use. Major I. B. Brown and Conductor ling MIorgan of the passenger train work I at ed heroically with axes and rescued late many of the injured from perilous po hree sitions. urth The responsibility for the wreck has an not yet been placed. FAST MAIL DITCHED. 48 Reno, Nev., jan. 6.-While speeding ars; across the Nevada desert last night, fast mail train No. 4, westbound, on of the Southern Pacific, went into the ditch at Harney, the rails spreading. aged No one was killed, but several train emiployes were severely injured. TON OF DYNAMITE EXPLODES Chicago, Jan. 6.-Five men were in- r stantly killed, four others fatally hurt lI and seven seriously injured by the v explosion- of a ton of dynamite at the v quarries of the Delos & Shephard F company at Gary, this state, today. t All of the men injured are foreign- t ers, who were laboring in the quarries. 4 The cause of the explosion is not 1 known, but it is supposed that a box 1 containing 100 pounds of the explosive ' fell from the top of another case while it was being warmed, prior to being used for blasting purposes, and that the explosion of this amount set off the balance of the 2,000 pounds. t The building in which the dynamite a was stored was at one end of the quarry, in which about 40 men were working. There were seven men in d the building, which was also the boiler it room of the-plant. Three of the men, who were instantly killed, were at work in a french about 50 feet from the building in which the dynamite was stored. Pieces of the wrecked fI building were showered upon the men, d. crushing them to the earth. The oth id er two men were killed by the air ie concussion while working in a black )d smith shop close to that in which the is- dynamite was stored. Of the 40 men at work in the quar Will Resign if PerMIteed t6d e1VbeW 'lifarfd in- 4Safety. Washington, Jian. 6.-'the state de partment leas received news' from Santo Domingo that President Morales has offered to resign if he will be al lowed to leave, the country in safety. This proposition, it is understood, will IMP' be acceptable to the de facto govern- L ment. Where Morales will go is not known. DEEP SNOW IN TEXAS. Fifty Miles of Rock Island Railroad T1 Track Blockaded. El Paso, Texas, Jan. 6.-Fifty miles of Rock Island railway track are now Circ blocked by snow near Garrizozo, N. M. Five rotary snow plows and 100 men with picks and shovels are at work to T raise the blockade. Rock Island trains vA are now being sent around on a 700- B mile detour by way of Fort Worth or over the Santa Fe. ALBERS BROTHERS RELEASED. not Washington, Jan. 6.-The state de- der partment has received a cablegram Cho from Nicaragua announcing that the vic Albers brothers, who have been in the prison,' have been pardoned by the she Nicarguan government. wa the FOR UNKNOWN REASON an ini ini r Woman Murdered by Having Her as Thrpat Cut- Alleged Murderer th a Makes His Escape. of t le. pli Chicago, Jan. 6.-Mrs. A. W. Gentry, th , 26 years of age, wife of the president w4 1. of the Universal Trading and Supply wo t. company, was murdered today for of s. some unknown reason by a man whom th y, the police declare is F. J. Constantine, w, a boarder in the Gentry house. Her i throat was cut from ear to ear. al v. Mrs. Gentry died before she cbuld or s, make a statement and Constantine cC y, fled from the building without either g8 " his coat or hat. tl At the time of the murder Mrs. si Gentry and Constantine were alone in a. the apartments where the Gentry fam- b L. ily lived. It was learned later that w Constantine is the son of a wealthy c. ht man living in New York City. It is h reported, also that he is a member of n 15 the firm of John Constantine & Son, tl es whose place of business is situated in c n- Harlem. The man was young and 14 er- from clothing and letters found in his ay room by the police it is evident that sry he had ample money to spend. There in was evidence that he had been stop or ping at the most expensive hotels in Lne Pittsburg, Boston and other eastern co- cities. re So far as known he had no employ ment, but was living on the money er- sent to him from New York. om A VAIN APPEAL ere try President Roosevelt Asked to Inter ;tor vene in Case of Condemned Mur rk- deress Tried in State Court. ued po has Washington, Jan. 6.- President Roosevelt has received a petition from the Susan B. Anthony club of Cincinnati, urging him to intervene in behalf of Antoinette Toill, the wo ing man who was convicted at Hacken ght, I sack, N. J., of murder and sentenced on to be hanged on the 12th inst. the President Roosevelt has no author ing. ity to intervene in the woman's be rain half and accordingly will take no ac tion. ries hardly one escaped injury of some kind from the falling debris of the wrecked building, but only 11 of them were so badly hurt as to require as sistance. The building in which the dynamite was being warmed was en tirely demolished, and all of the oth er structures belonging to the plant were badly damaged. It is estimated by officials of the company that the 'total loss to the property will amount to $25,000. The force of the explosion was felt for 20 miles around, and many win dows were broken in houses standing within three or four miles of the scene of the accident. Mr. Delos, a member of the com pany which owned the wrecked plant, said today: * "It never will be known just what caused the explosion. Two men were t sent to place 2,000 pounds of dynamite I close to the boilers, in order to warm s it for blasting purposes. They piled I it up and came away. Hehting the L, dynamite would not have caused it to L- explode, and we think that the only r cause of the explosion must have been - that one of the cases became unbal 0 anced and fell to the floor. The ex plosion of this, of course, set off the r- balance of it" WAS MOVED AFTER SHOT in ma IMPORTANT FACTS COMING TO LIGHT IN MYSTERIOUS ED Jo] WARDS MURDER. En ab' an THEORY ADOPTEDpe tb Circumstantial Evidence Points to th Shooting of Dead Man Elsewhere sC Than in Guest Chamber, Where He Was Discovered-Tale Told by T Blood Clot and Discolored Sock. R New Haven, Conn., Jan. 6.-The an- h; nouncement of the discovery of evi dence that pointed to the belief that a Charles A. Edwards of New York, the e victim of the mysterious murder at n the Hiller family homestead, was not e shot in the bed where he was found, was the most startling development in the case today. This evidence came to light when an examination was made of the cloth ing on the oody. On one of the stock ings, the left one, a blood clot as large as the end of a man's thumb was dis covered and blood had soaked through the stocking and spread over the top of the instep. This is considered to leave little doubt that the body was placed in the guest chamber bed after y, the shooting, and the detectives are nt working on the theory that the man ly was shot while standing, or in some or other position vwhere the blood from pm the wound in the left side of the head ie, would fall upon his foot. :er The fact that on the left stocking, also, there was discoloration of lint ild or carpet dirt is believed to lend ne color to the theory that lie was drag ier ged in an unconscious condition to the bed. There was no lint on the rs. stocking which covered the right foot. in It was said that two bullets had im- been found inbedded in one of- the lat walls of the guest chamber. Reports ;hy circulated during the day that poison is had been found in the body were de of nied by the surgeons who assisted in on, the autopsy, but the result of the in chemist's examination was neverthe ind less awaited with interest. TlE REWARD OF SIN a Chicago Couple's Illicit Love Ends in Murder and Suicide. Chicago, Jan. 6.-Mrs. Carl O. Aim berg, wife Of an insurance broker; and John E. Moller, who had worked for Almberg as a solicitor, were found I dead in an alley near the Almberg I residence in Aldine avenue this morn- I lng. It was then believed that the 4 man and woman had been murdered, but later developments go to show that Mrs. Almberg was killed by Mol ler, who afterward committed suicide. Letters found in Moller's room to day indicate that he and Mrs. Almberg had been on intimate terms for some time, and the supposition is that Mol ler, who was insanely jealous of the woman, waylaid her as she was re turning to her home from a friend's house and killed her and then put an I end to his own life. IMPORTANT IF TRUE. Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 6.-Late this afternoon it was anounced that a re conciliation had been effected between u "Bob" Fitzsimmons and his wife, and that she would abandon her action for divorce. It is expected that the two will leave tomorrow evening for e New York. BILLINiS LUMBER CO. NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot) Building Material of Every Description. Agents for Carney Coal. RIGHT PRICES. 8. J. THOMPSON, Manager. Finest Hotel in the Yello.ieosonleValley. a . The Grond Geo. P. Bennighoff, Prop. ON APPLICATION . illin ' ON APPLICATION. • North Dakota t ',i * n Eng C Easily. , in the state penitentiary at Bismar for three years he will save $10 - month, or $3,000 in all. Wittmeyer "was convicted of obt. ing money under false pretenses fr John Weiss, another farmer Emerado, from whom he secur about $800, representing himself to b an agent of the Hackney Land corn pany. He was convicted and sentent ed by Judge Fish to three years in thy' penitentiary. The authorities have gone on thd;!i theory that Wittmeyer had planted: the money he had secured from a: score or more of farmers in this ian' Stutsman counties by similar means..`: and Wittmeyer admitted .to Sherif' Turner that he had $3,000 planted which he would, be able to get as soon-, as released from the penitentiary. This confession was made while on his way to the penitentiary. Just before his departure Wittmeyer wrote a letter in the German language'"; to John Weiss, one of his victims, in which he promised that if his victim. . in the vicinity of Emerado would help him in getting out of prison that he would return to them all the money they had paid him on land deals, in timating that he had the money *here it was certain that he could make good if given the opportunity. As there are half a dozen informa tions pending against Wittmeyer in this county and others in Stutsman county, he will probably be turned over to those authorities as soon as he has served his present, term in thee pen. A PECULIAR ACCIDENT Girl Badly Injured by Exploding Rail-, road Torpedo Which She Mistook; for Purse. Appleton, Wis., Jan. 6.-Anxious to find money in old clothes, as a resuita of the recent discovery of $100 in an. old garment, Costella Rennhack, an employe of the Fox River Paper.co2 pany, *today lost part of her right hand and sustained severe wounds In, the left one. Today the girl found a railway tor pedo in an old coat. She thought' i might be a secret purse and tried ta break it open. An explosion follow blowing off two fingers of the righ hand and filling the left with powde; and metal. Hundreds of girls in .the rag room fled precipitately from the place. LOBBYISTS ARE BARRED. Speaker of Ohio House Acts on Go ernor Herrick's Advice. r Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 5.-The'10b I ists have been dealt a knockout b g here by Speaker Thompson of i- house of representatives, who has, e dered the sergeant-at-arms to: enft I, the rules governing those to be w ted inside the chamber. In the 1- lobbyists have entered the e. at will and even openly fought folr o- against legislation from the floor g both branches of the general asse Le bly. 1- Governor Herrick, in his mes ie urged both houses to bar lobb e- and Speaker Thompson took action 's the first opportunity. THIRD ONE DEAD. Caledonia, Minn., Jan. 5. Wheaton, the third victim of is Styer-Wheaton quadruple shoq re- Tuesday morning, died today. P, en Wheatoen and Matt Styer, the latterdi ad whom did the shooting, died on on day it occurred. or iLatest styles in job printing atr Gazette office.