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VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, TUESDAY. JANUARY 23, 1906. 77 OPENS AN OLD SORE DELEGATE TO MINERS' CONVEN TION REPEATS CHARGE AGAINST MITCHELL. VIGOROUS DENIAL Heated Statement Follows from Man Attacked in Which Lie Is Given and Western Federation Again Accused of Filling Strikers' Places With Members of that Organization. [By Associated Press] Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 22.-There was a sensational scene in the miners' convention today which was an echo of the attack made on John Mitchell by Robert Randall of Dietz, Wyo., in last year's convention. Randall charged Mitchell at that time with having sold out the miners in the Colorado strike, and Mitchell made a reply branding the statement as a lie. Randall was expelled from the organ ization as a result. Today a delegate named A. F. Ger mol, of Mount Olive, Ill., made the charge that some of Randall's state ments were correct last year. He presented a letter from Secretary Hey word of the Western Federation of Miners in which Heywood denied the statement made in Mitchell's address of Saturday, that Western Feder ation members were taking the places of United Mine Workers on strike. President Mitchell made reply to this in a very heated statement, de nouncing Randall's speech last year, branding Heywood's statement as a lie and citing places where the West ern Federation of Miners had taken strikers' places. He named several places in Colorado and cited Districts two and 14 and parts of Washington state. President Mitchell again referred to the charge that he had sold out the Colorado strike and was strong in his denunciation of those making the charge. He was loudly cheered. Defends Civic Federation. Mitchell said the association he had with the members of the Civic Feder ation had always been turned to the advantage of the United Mine Work ers of America. He had not commit ted the organization to anything. The Civic Federation was composed of 12 honorable men, themselves employers of union labor. The cardinal princi ple of the Civic Federation, he said, was to maintain friendly relations with organized labor. The Civic Federation had favored trade agree ments, and in recognizing trade agree ments had recognized labor. "True," he said, "it has men like Elliott, but if we all thought alike there would be no organized labor and no mine workers' organization. There would be no necessity for them." MORE FATALITIES REPORTED. Snowslides in Utah and Idaho Respon sible for Further Deaths. ( [By Associated Press] Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 22.-Belated reports from mountain settlements have added two more names to the list of men killed by snowslides with in the last three days. Besides seven miners killed at Alta and in American Fork canyon, Peter Christensen, a coal miner, was killed near Sunny side, Utah, Saturday. From Rigby, Idaho is reported the death of Charles B. Counts, a sur veyor employed by the Oregon Short Line, who was crushed to death under a snowslide. Counts was a resident of Jackson's Hole, Wyo. TO ADVANCE BURTON CASE. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 22-In the supreme court of the United States today a motion was made for advancement of the hearing in Senator Burton's case. The motion was made by Solicitor General Hoyt for the government and concurred in by ex-Secrefary Carlisle in Senator Burton's behalf. MONTANA WEATHER. [By. Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 22.-Fair Tuesday and Wednesday, except snow in west portion. PLANS OF MAYER. New York Attorney General and Life Insurance Companies. [By Associated Press] Albany, N. Y., Jan. 22.-It was learn ed today, upon high authority, that Attorney General Mayer would prob ably announce at the conference of insurance superintendents and attor neys general in Chicago, February 1, his intended course in connection with the development of the Armstrong committee concerning the Mutual and New York Life Insurance companies. He already has begun action against the Equitable Life Assurance society. It was also stated this afternoon that the attorney general's action would be determined in some measure by that of the self-investigating com mittees of the two companies and the meeting of the Mutual trustees to be held next Wednesday. LABORERS INJURED. [By Associated Press] St. Paul, Jan. 22.-Martin Carlson and C. A. Johnson, laborers employed on the auditorium site, were probably fatally injured this afternoon by the explosion of a heavy blast. Both men were hurled high into the air, falling to the ground amid a shower of splin tered rock and timbers, several rods from the scene of the explosion. BOTH IN THEIR SEATS. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 22.-Senators Platt and Depew were in their seats when the senate convened today, the first appearance of either for some time. Both were given a warm welcome and were heartily congratulated upon their appearing in good health. WARSHIP IS SUNK Brazilian Aquidaban Sinks as Result of Explosion in Powder Magazine Only One Member of Crew Escapes. [By Associated Press] Rio Janeiro, Jan. 22.-The Brazilian turret ship Aquidaban has been sunk at Port Jacarapagua, as the result of an explosion It is reported that 300 of the crew are lost and that only one officer was saved. Four rear admirals perished on board the Aquidaban, which had been used for the accommodation of a num ber of supernamary officers and men attached to the flotilla escorting the cruiser Barroso. The Barroso had on board the minister of marine and his staff, who were inspecting the site pro posed for a new arsenal. The explosion on the Aquidaban oc curred in the powder magazine. The Aquidaban was of 4,900 tons displacement and 6,200 horse power. She was buiit in England in 1885 at a cost of $1,725,000. She had five tor pedo tubes. Her crew numbered 350 officers and men. ,The cruiser Baroso has arrived here from Port Jacarapagua with those in jured by the explosion on the Aquida ban, which blew up at 10:45 o'clock last night. Nearly all the officers were killed or injured. The dead number 196 and the injur ed 36. The following of the committee which left the arsenal on board the Aquidaban, accompanying the minister of marine, were drowned: Rear Admiral Rodrigo Da Rocha. Rear Admiral Francisco Calheiros Da Graca. Rear Admiral Poao Candido Brazil. Captain Alves De Larrigo. Two commanders, two German pho tographers and one reporter were also drowned. Later advices show that the num ber killed was 212, and that 98 of those aboard were saved. The bodies will be brought to Rio Janeiro and given national funerals. GETS MORE TAINTED MONEY. University of Chicago Receives Another Present From Rockefelle. [By Associatea Press] Chicago, Jan. 22.-The announce ment was made tonight at a special meeting of the University of Chicago board of trustees that John D. Rock efeller had just given the university $1,450,000. Of this sum $1,0u0,000 is for a permanent endowment; $350,000, to cover the current expenditures and the deficit of the various departments up to June 30, 1905, and the remain ing $100,000 of the gift is to provide a fund the interest of which is to go to the widow of President Harper, during her life time. PACKERS TRY ANOTHER TACK Now Base Plea' of Immunity on President's Letter. THREATS ARE ALSO ALLEGED Garfield Said to Have Threatened Cudahy With Imprisonment. [By Associated Press] Chicago, Jan. 22.-President Roose velt has been made the central figure around which revolves the entire case involving the pleas of the indicted packers for immunity from further prosecution by the government on the charge of being in a conspiracy to combine in restraint of trade and commerce. Attorney William J. Hines, for the defendants, in his opening statement today before the jury hearing the im munity pleas read an extract from a letter written by President Roosevelt to Attorney General Moody in the At chison, Topeka & Santa Fee rebate case and which was part of the com munications between the two men called for by congress sometime ago. This letter is taken by the packers as an admission by President Roosevelt that the department of commerce and labor and department of justice worked together to indict the packers, supporting the contention of the pack ers upon which they rely for the im munity. The defendant packers will en deavor to inject the letter in the shape of evidence, as if the president were present and testified concerning it. The letter was written by the president June 12, 1905, at the time a federal grand jury was sitting in Chi cago on the beef inquiry. That part of the letter read by At torney Hines and which will be in troduced by the defendants, if possi ble, as evidence from President Roosevelt, follows: "With my approval, the department of justice, with the assistance of the "RED" SUNDAY ANNIVERSARY PASSES OFF WITHOUT TROUBLE [By Associated Press]i St. Petersburg, Jan. 22.--"Red" Sun clay anniversary here passed in the tamest fashion. There were no de velopments or disorders. Early dis patches from the ilterior indicate that no serious trouble occurred anywhere. The day here was absolutely un eventful, except for the stoppage of work at some of the factories, but the attempt to make the strike general was a failure. The electric light plants and street car services are both working and stores are open every. where. The change from normal life is scarcely noticeable, except in the industrial quarters. Guards were PROMPTED BY JEALOUSY Rejected Suitor Mortally Wounds Four Persons and Commits Suicide to Escape Arrest. [By Associated Press] Boise Idaho, Jan. g2.-Henry Neu baumer, a returned Alaskan miner, to day shot and mortally wounded Ollie department of commerce and labor, has for months been endeavoring to find out whether or not they can ob tain legal evidence of such wilful and deliberate violations of injunction by any individual. If the grand jury now sitting in Chicago finds an in dictment against any individual con nected with the packing corporations, rt would be because, in their judg ment, such legal evidence of violation of injunction had been laid before them." The letter is purported to be signed by President Roosevelt, and is taken by the defendants as proof ot their contentions. "That letter is a public document and we will introduce it as evidence in this case," said Attorney John S. Miller, one of the packers' attorneys. "If the government contests it, we can, of course, call for the origmai copy." Reading of the excertp of the letter came as a climax to the proceedings today. Threats Are Alleged. Attorney John C. Cowin, who talk ed for the Cudahy interests, asserted that Edward A. Cudahy, the Omaha packer, was directly threatened with imprisonment by Commissioner Gar field if Cudahy refused to give the cimmissioner information regarding packing business. Mr. Cowvin argued that securing of evidence against the packers from themselves, in itself, constituted a promise of immunity to the defendants. District Attorney Morrison will make the opening statement for the government tomorrow. especially thick in the Vasili Ostroy district, which, besides its large in dustrial population, is infested with disorderly persons. Joint patrols of cavalry and infantry swept up and down the streets at intervals and pic kets were stationed at every corner. Near Narva gate, Putiloff thoroughfare was patrolled by policemen in squads of five, carrying pistols, in addition to their short swords. At the Putiloff works, where all except 4,000 of the men-have been paid off on account of lack of contracts, crowds of unem ployed workmen gathered in front of the gates, hoping to secure work. Powell, his sweetheart, who rejected him; Lafayette Gray, his successful rival; Mrs. Robert Gray, the rival's mother; Lillian Gray, a sister of La fayette, and then shot and killed him self. He lay in wait behind a fence and as his victims came out of the house shot them with a gun loaded with buckshot. When the officers surround ed him and he saw escape cut off, he drew a revolver and blew out his brains. MORE SEASONABLE WEATHER. Snow or Rain to Follow Warm Wave in East. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 22.-A cold wave from the west is crowding yesterday's record breaking warm wave and by to morrow, according to weather officials, there will be cooling rains on the At lantic coast and snow or rain in the Ohio valley and lower lake country. Despite the cold wave headed this way and the severe storm in Chicago and snows falling there tonight and in various places as far south as Vicks burg, Miss., it was even warmer to day than yesterday in some sections of the east. In this city today the maximum temperature was 71 degrees, as against 63 yesterday, and in the Ohio valley the temperature reached 74 degrees, about the same as yester day. HANGED BY MOB. [By Associated Press] Hopkinsville, Ky., Jan. 22.-A mob of 300 early Sunday took Ernest Baker, a negro, from the Trig county jail and hanged him from a beam of the city scales, near the court house, in the center of Cadiz. Baker at tempted Saturday night an assault on Mary Gentry, aged 18. GUAYAQUIL SURRENDERS. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 22.-The state de partment has received a brief cable gram from Guayaquill, Ecuador, an nouncing the surrender of Guayaquil and saying that the situation is quiet. The cablegram contains no further details. IN A COAT OF ICE Severe Sleet Stormn at Chicago Causes Serious Interruption to Railroad and Telegraph Service. [By Associated Press] Chicago, Jan. 22.-After partial paralysis by sleet today of wire com munication and street car and rail road transportation for several hours. Chicago tonight recovered its normal conditions of transportation and com munication. Tonight the street car service had assumed normal conditions. All day long, every available man that could be had wa ; put to work to clear the ice away that formed on everything that was exuosed to the elements. This evening the sleet storm sub sided and was followed by a fall of snow. Little difficulty was exper ienced in disposing of the snow and all car lines were running on shedule time. Snow and colder weather are pre dicted for !omorroy, but it is forecast ed that the worst of the storm has passed. WORST IN YEARS. Blizzard' Sweeps Over Northern Half of Indian Territory. [By Associated Press] Muskogee, I. T., Jan. 22.-A blizzard which began here Sunday morning has grown in fury and today swept the entire northern half of the terri tory. The snow is drifting and in places is four feet deep. Much dam age to stock has resulted. This is the severest. ':;zzard ex perienced for many years. All trains are blJckladcd and the wires are down. GIVES IT VARIETY. Newlands Introduces New Argument Against Philippine Tariff. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 22.-Senator New lands today concluded his statement in opposition to the Philippine tariff bill in the hearings now proceeding be fore the senate committee having charge of its measure. He took the position that it was cruel to the Fili pinos to accustom them to subsidized prices for sugar and return them to the world's prices-about $35 a ton less-when the Philippines are sepa rated from this government. The hearing was adjourned until Tuesday. BOTH WILL DIE. [By Associated Press] El Paso, Texas, Jan. 22.-In a hotel in Chihuahua today Manuel Algara De Torreros, member of a distinguish ed family of Mexico City, shot Senori ta Maria Reiga, an actress, and after wards shot himself. Both will die. RIDING IN SAME BOAT NONE OF DELEGATES TO MOROC CAN CONFERENCE HAS FULL POWER. MAKING HEADWAY Several Articles Adopted in Report of Committee on Contraband Arms Meeting Adjourns Until Tomorrow to Permit Participation in Cere monies Attending Alfonso's Feast Day. [By Associated Press] Algeciras, Jan. 22.-The internation al conference on Moroccan affairs re assembled at the town hall this morn ing. The p.:esiding officer, Duke of Almodovar, read messages from the Spanish senate and chamber of depu ties expressing hope for a successful issue of the conference. Marquis Visconti, head of the Italian mission, replying in the name of the delegates, made a strong reference to the international character of the agreement to be concluded here. This was interpreted as referring to the Franco-German difficulty over the question of the internal control of Morocco. The conference adopted five of the 16 articles contained in the report of the committee on contraband arms. Then, as the sitting had lasted two and a half burs, discussion of remain ing articles went over until Wednes day, tomorrow being reserved for cere monies attending the feast day of King Alfonso. The discussion brought out a dis course from Sidi Mohammed El Mok hri, second of the Moroccan delegates, concerning Morocco's general attitude. As he spoke the delegates listened silently, though not comprehending a word. Later they decided that the translated copy should be distributed to the members of the conference. Strings on All. The next incident occurred when M. Revail, head of the French mission, answering the Moors' request for time to refer certain features of the report to the sultan, remarked that the Moors appeared to be desirious of referring some portions of it, and not others. Whereupon Sidi Mohammed declared that they were obliged to refer every thing, without exception, to the sul tan. This brought on a discussion among the delegates showing that they all were similarly obliged to refer im portant points to their respective gov ernments. YIELD TO ALFARO Equadorans Generally Accept New Government and Revolution Seem ingly Is Ended-Garcia's Troops Will Surrender. [By Associated Press] Guayaquil, Equador, Jan. 22.-It now develops that during the attack made on the barracks by rioters last Friday night only 69 persons were killed and 84 were wounded. The soldiers re sisted until the next morning and then recognized the new government. Before entering Guayaquil, General Alfaro, leader of the revolution, had a four hours' fight at the village of Machici with government troops, un der Colonel Larrea, resulting in 300 men being killed and 100 wounded. Former President Garcia's troops, un der General Garco and Colonel And rade, are on their way to Quito, where they will surrender their arms. The Alfaro commission left Guaya quil this morning for Quito to acknowl edge General Alfaro as president. The people generally have already recog nized General Alfaro's government. Local business and street car travel were resumed today. BANK R9BBER FOILED. [By Associated Press] Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 22.-An ur successful attempt was made to roll the vault of the bank at Montague this morning, and as a result one of the robbers is dead and another is bellie . ed to be wounded.