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VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, TUESDAY. JANUARY 30, 1906. 79 HIS REIGN HAS ENDED AGED KING CHRISTIAN OF DEN MARK PUTS ASIDE EARTHLY CROWN. THE END IS SUDDEN Death Will Put in Mourning Majority of Ruling Houses of Europe-Was Directly Related to Nearly All Through Ties of Blood or Marriage. [By Associated Press] Copenhagen, Jan. 29.-King Chris tian of Denmark died at 3:30 this af ternoon. The king's death was quite sudden. Although for some time past he had showed evidences that the weight of years was beginning to tell upon him, there was no indication of his ap roaching end. His majesty gave a long audience this morning, lasting three nours. At the lunch afterwards the king showed signs of great fatigue and almost col lapsed. Physicians were hastily sum moned, but they were unable to rally the aged monarch's strength and at 3:30 p. m. he died in his bedroom, to which he had retired. Crown Prince Frederick. Crown Princess Louisa and their children and the dowager empresl of Russia, Marie Dagmar, were present at the king's bedside when he passed away. Both houses of parliament will as semble tomorrow, when their respec tive presidents will formally announce the death of King Christian. At 3 o'clock p. m. the members will assemble in the hall of the Folkesthing to receive the royal mes sage announcing the accession of Frederick VIII. The public announce ment of the death of King Christian and the accession of King Frederick will be made at noon from the balcony of the Amalienborg palace. It has been known for some time that King Christian's health was fail ing. His physician recommended a change of air and the king had decided to take his advice. It was his intention to go south in the near future, accom panied by the dowager empress of Russia. No definite funeral arrangements have yet been made. FATHER-IN-LAW OF EUROPE. Majority of Royal Houses Related to Dead Monarch. [By Associated Press] London, Jan. 29.-The sudden death of King Christian of Denmark called the "Father-in-Law of Europe," will place a majority of the royal houses of Europe in mourning. The rulers of Russia, Great Britain, Greece, Swe den and Norway are directly related to the dead monarch, either personally or through their consorts. His sons and daughters were preparing for their annual trip to Copenhagen to celebrate his 88th birthday. Queen Alexandra received the news of the death of her father at Windsor. It came as a great shock to her, as apparently there had been no previous intimation of any indisposition. JACK THE STABBER Mysterious Knife Wielder at St. Louis Adds Another to His Many Victims. [By Associated Press] St. Louis, Jan. 29.-While turning from Grand avenue into the entrance of Redemptorist high school today, Gertha Rude, a 13-year-old school girl, was apparently accidentally col lided with by an unknown young man and a few minutes later she found she had been stabbed in the hip. The knife cut through her clothing, but did not penetrate the flesh. This makes the 17th girl myster iously stabbed on the streets within the past two weeks, but makes thq first case of stabbing during the day time. None has been seriously in jured. The girl's description of today's stabber tallies with descriptions fur nished by others who were stabbed and, the mysterious knife wielder, pow known as "Jack the Stabber," is being searched for by every mem ber of the police department. NEW COPPER COMPANY. [By Associated Press] Augusta, Me., Jan. 29.-The Old Glory Copper company filed a certifl cate of incorporation today with the secretary of state. The company owns property in Montana and is au thorised to have a capitalization of o$1,000000. GIVING OUT NO NEWS St. Petersburg Authorities Decline to Say Aught Concerning Vladivostok Mutiny Except that it Is Ended. [By Associated Press] St. Petersburg, Jan. 29.-The story of the recent mutiny at Vladivostok and the manner of its termination are a sealed book to St. Petersburg, owing to the difficulty in telegraphic com munication and the reticence of the war office officials, who alone are in possession of the details. The navy department has not received any mes sages since January 25, and the de partment of the interior received only today from the chief of police a dis patch dated January 24, recounting that the origin of the mutiny of sail ors was due to the arrest of a doctor and a Jewish agitator who had a great deal of influence. A meeting was called at which the revolutionists decided to liberate the prisoners. The mutineers demolished buildings in which arms and munitions were stored, seized rifles and endeav ored to compel the commandant to grant the prisoners' releace. According to this dispatch the artillery men of the garrison were greatly enraged against the mutineers and seized six soldiers of a wavering regiment, held them .as hostages and threatened to execute the six men unless their regi ment refused to join the revolutionists and co-operate in crushing the mutiny. Beyond the mere statement that the mutiny is ended and that all is now quiet at Vladivostok the war office is unwilling to give details. The American embassy has not re ceived anything from the consul at Vladivostok for several weeks. CENERAL WHEELER BURIED Late Brigadier General Laid at Rest in Arlington by the Side of Others of Nation's Dead. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 29.-Home to the southland which he loved so well they brought the body of the late Major General Joseph Wheeler, U. S. A., re tired, and laid it to rest in Arlington this afternoon on a shaded slope over looking the Potomac, near the graves of men, who, like himself, were vet erans of two wars. Thousands uncov ered their heads in silent tribute as the impressive caravan of mourners made its way slowly out of Pennsyl vania avenue beneath a wealth of sun shine that made the day seem spring like All along the line .of march whfie carnations marked the memory of the late Wm. McKinley, who called General Wheeler to the army when the Spanish war broke out, and on the casket wrapped in the folds of the American flag there bloomed clusters of these pure flowers. President and Mrs. Roosevelt at tended the services at the church. FALL KILLED HIM. Coroner's Jury Returns Verdict in West Hotel Disaster. [By Associated Press] Minneapolis, Jan. 29.-"We the jury find that J. B. Peisinger of New York, a victim of the West hotel disaster, came to his death from hemorrhage, resulting from shock, caused by a fall." Such was the verdict of the coron er's jury which has been investigat ing the West hotel fire, after an ex amination extending over several ses sions. But to this brief finding is ap pended a more detailed opinion which forms a pointer for the officials hav ing in charge public buildings and the safety of their tenants. NOT CLEAR SAILING. Cabinet Members Oppose Proposed Change in Russian Laws. [By Associated Press] St. Petersburg, Jan. 29.-The pro ject for making alterations in the fun damental laws of the empire so as to harmonize them with the manifesto of October 30, which has been under informal discussion for some time by the council of ministers, has now been printed and will be taken up immedi ately for formal discussion by the cabinet. In its printed form the project is sure to precipitate sharp controversy, since it contains a number of ideas to which several members of the council have already taken exception MAY OUST DEUEL. District Attorney's Office Studying Testimony in Hapgood Case. [By Associated Press] New York, Jan. 29.-Acting District Attorney Nott today began systematic study of the evidence brought out in the Hapgood criminel libel trial, for the purpose of submitting its sp!ient points to District Attorney Jerome next Monday. It was definitely stated at tne dis trict attorney's office today that if this evidence is sufficient to warrant such action it will be submitted by Jerome to the appellate division with a view to having that court proceed with measures looking to the removal of Justice Deuel from the special ses sions- bench. TAKES STRIKE AT RAILROADS House Calls on President for Cer tain Information. DALZELL CAUGHT NAPPING Pennsylvanian Opposes Adoption When Too Late---Conside. ing Hepburn Bill. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 29.-What is con sidered a strike at the railroads was taken by the house today in the adop tion of a resolution calling on the president to furnish information as to the existence of an alleged agree ment, in violation of the interstate commerce law, between the Pennsyl vania, Baltimore & Ohio, Norgolk & Western, Chesapeake & Ohio, North ern Central and the Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad companies. Opposition to the resolution did not develop until after it had been de clared adopted by the speaker. At PITIFUL STORY OF HARDSHIPS ADRIFT FOR DAYS WITHOUT FOOD OR DRINK. PICKED UP UNCONSCIOUS Two Fishermen While Out in Dory Become Lost in Fog, Drifting Hun dreds of Miles Before Finally Rescued. [By Associated Press] Boston, Jan. 29.-After having been adrift in a dory for four days without food or drink, Charles Matheson of this city and Charles Homon of Shel Lurnes, N. S., two fisherman, were picked up by the fishing scooner Flora S. Nickerson and brought to this port today. Both men were unconscious in the bottom of their boat when the schooner came up to it and they still were in serious condition as the re sult of their experience when they reached here. The men belonged to the fishing schooner Quannapowitt, which they lost in a fog last Tuesday and they had drifted more than 200 CUSTOM OFFICERS FIND A FORTUNE IN VALUABLE PAPERS [By Associated Press] New York, Jan. 29.-The finding today beneath the false bottom of a trunk of about 50 securities and bonds said to have a face value of over $100,. 000 by customs officials who were ex amining the baggage of passengers on the steamer Finland, which arrived from Antwerp, led to a mystery which the immigration authorities have taken up for investigation. The papers were bonds of the Hun garian government and securities of various Hungarian railways, all ap parently genuine. They were in a trunk consigned to Isaac Heicher, an Austrian grain merchant and second cabin passenger. He said, however, that the trunk did not belong to him, this point Dalzell of Pennsylvania moved against it with a motion to re consider. This motion was laid on the table with the aid of 37 republican votes that united with the democrats, which makes it impossible to recon sider the resolution without a two thirds vote of the house. The house gave its unanimous con sent to begin tomorrow consideration of the Hepburn railroad bill and con tinue with the same until the bill shall have been disposed of. A tribute to the memory of General Jos." H. Wheeler was paid by the amendment of. a bill under considera tion so as to name one of the streets of Washington "Wheeler" street. miles from the fishing grounds when found by the Nickerson. Matheson was able today to tell of their hardships, which were more ter rible than any recently reported from the fishing grounds. He said: "We went out last Tuesday from the Quannapowitt and could not find our way back on account of fog. Tuesday night we anchored. Wednesday morn ing there was a northeast gale. One huge wave wrenched away our oars. Another sea swept Hemon overboard, but I caught him and pulled him badk. All Wednesday night and all day Thursday we were driven in the teeth of a gale. Thursday night Hem on went out of his mind. No food or water made our suffering terrible. Hemon raved and accused me of not using him right and then he leaped over the side of the dory. I jumped after him and after a hard time got back into the dory and got him in. After that Hemon was unconscious and I had no further trouble from him. "Thursday afternoon I sighted a steamer and two fishing schooners, but they did not see the signals I made. Friday night when I thought a passing steamer had heard my cries, she suddenly increased her speed and went out of sight. After that I thought sure the sea would get us. Saturday the Nickerson found us." NORTH DAKOTAN DEAD. [By Associated Press] St. Paul, Jan. 29.-H. E. Gallagher, aged 38, member of the firm of Lynch & Gallagher, Grand Forks, N. D., dropped dead at the Savory hotel at 5 o'clock this morning. He was pass ing through the hallway to the dress ing room when he fell unconscious and died before Doctor Burdett, who was a few feet away, could assist him. Heart failure caused his death. but that it was the property of Moses Greenberg, who, he said, was a passen ger on the Finland. Failing to find Greenberg among the Findland's cabin passengers, the cus toms officials turned Heicher over to the immigration authorities, Who had him held pending a search among the steerage passengers for the trunk's owner. The latter, according to Hei cher gave him the trunk at Antwerp, requesting him to take charge of it until they had landed in New York. The apparent disappearance of Greenberg and Heicher's story of how the trunk came into his possession caused the authorities to think that there is some hidden motive for the bringing the valuable papers secret ly into the United States. WILL CONTRACT LITTLE Having Former Experience in Mind, Officials Responsible for Canal Con struction to Carry Out Original Plans. [By Associated Press] Washington, -an. 29.--It can be stated authoritatively that no consid erable part of the work of construc tion of the Panama canal will be let at contract within the next two or three years. After consideration of the proposi tion to have all of the work done by contract and having in mind the ex perience of the engineers who sought to have dredging of Christobal harbor done by contract at a reasonable price, the officials responsible for can al construction have decided that the contract system is not feasible at present. SHIP GOES ASHORE. German Vessel Stranded on Alaskan Coast-Cargo Total Loss. [By Associated PressJ Seattle, Wash., Jan. 29.-A special to the Post Intelligence tonight from Sitka, Alaska, says that the German steamer Mariechen went ashore at False Bay, 100 miles from that point, last Thursday. The officers and part of the crew arrived at Sitka Sunday. The Mariechen cleared from Seattle for Vladvivstok, January 19, with a cargo of general merchandise valued at $250,000. This is a total loss but the ship may be saved. No lives were lost. Typographical Union Enjoined. [By Associated Press] New York, Jan. 29.-An injunction signed by Justice Gildersleeve of the supreme court was served on Presi dent McCormick of Typographical Union No. 6 tonight by the Butterick Publishing company, restraining the members from what was alleged as in terfering in the printing department of company in that the union had tried to persuade the men engaged there not to continue at work. WITHDRAWS FROM FIELD One Branch of Standard Oil Company Takes Fright at Threatened Law suit and Leaves Illinois. Chicago, Jan. 29.-Anticipating an ouster suit in preparation by Maywood Maxon of Decatur, Ill., the Standard Oil company of Kentucky, according to the Tribune, has made preparations to withdraw from Illinois after Janu ary 31. Maxon was for 30 years an employe of the Standard Oil company, but was discharged recently. In the suit he has in preparation the Standard Oil company will be charged with parcel ing out the state among the Standard Oil company of Kentucky, the Stan dard Oil company of Indiana and two other companies in the western part of the state, which are supposed to be in dependent, but which are subordinate to the Standard Oil company. Auditors from New York are now checking up accounts in this territory of the Standard Oil company of Ken tucky, preparatory to its withdrawal from Illinois. LEFT GOLDEN CACHE. Neubaubaumer Believed to Have Bur ied Fortune in Alaska. Boise, Idaho, Jan. 29.-Henry Neue baumer, the Alaskan miner who com mitted suicide here Monday morn ing after having fatally wounded Ol lie Powell, his former sweethetrt, who ran away with another man the night before her marriage to Neuebaumer was to have taken place, and serious ly wounded Lafayette Gray, success ful rival, and the latter's mother and sister, left what is believed to have been a considerable quantity of gold dust buried along the Yukon river in Alaska. That is the statement in a letter from Henry Neuebaumer to his brother, Edward Neuebaumer, which the latter received upon his arrival in Boise. He declares he had "put this by for a rainy day, thinking I might need it in the future. But if I do not need it in this world there may be another. And if there is another life and I ever came back to the world I might need it then and could get it. No one knows where it is buried. No one knew I was burying it but my self." There is no hint in the letter where the gold dust may be hidden, but it is supposed to be in the neigh borhood of his Klondike mine. Ed ward Neuebaumer arrived from Jamestown, Cal., to take charge of the body of the suicide, wnich was buried here. It is stated in a letter left ny the dead man for his brother that he left his will in the hands or his at torneys at Dawson. The brother is heartbroken over the tragedy, having been his favorite brother in years past. The family left by the suicide con sists of a mother, two brothers and five sisters, all residing in Laufornia. Neuebaumer declares he will bear the expense of burying the victims of the shooting. He expects to take a trip to Alaska as soon as possible to get his brother's estate in proper shape. 1E GIVES THEIR SIDE FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL FOR PACKERS TESTIFIES IN BE HALF OF DEFENSE. LITTLE PROGRESS Cross Examination by Prosecuting At torney Proves Tedious-Witness Charged with Arguing Instead of Answering Questions-Court Over rules Objections and Permits Full Explanations. [By Associated Press] Chicago, Jan. 29-Trial on the pleas of immunity made by the packers in dicted for conspiracy in restraint of trade was resumed today before Judge Humphrey in the federal court. Louis C. Krautheff formerly general counsel for Armour & Co., was the only witness examined. He described in detail his interview with Commis sioner of Corporations Garfield, which prepared the way for the commission er's investigation of the packing indus try and during which the packers al lege he promised immunity to them, provided they would allow him to have access to their books. Krautheff de clared that Commissioner Garfield told him that the information would not be used in any criminal prosecution and that his department had no connection whatever with the department of jus tice. Acting on these statements from the commissioner, Krautheff de clared that he advised his clients, as well as Nelson Morris & Co., and Swift & Co., to accede to the demands of the commissioner and give him such information as he desired. In the afternoon Krautheff wasr cross-examined by District Attorney Morrison. The examination was slow, as the district attorney continually ob jected to the answers of the witness, declaring that they were argumenta tive rather than responsive. The court ruled, however, that the witness had the right to explain his answers. When court adjourned tonight Dis trict Attorney Morrison had not com pleted his cross-examination. PAID FOR HIS CRIME. Charged That Steunenberg Murderer is Hired Assassin. Spokane, Wash., Jan. 29.--Cap tain Wilson S. Swain, manager of the Spokane branch of the Thiel Detective agency, who had charge of the inves tigation of the assassination of ex Governor Steunenberg at Caldwell, Idaho, is in the city visiting his fam ily. "There is no doubt that in Orchard we have one of the men responsible for the deed," said Captain Swain. "There is no doubt in my mind that the murder was the result of a con spiracy. Orchard had no grievance and I believe that he was paid to do the deed. Before we got through I expect to have the other conspirators under arrest. "We have a very strong case against Orchard and there is no odubt in my mind that he will hang. His trial will come in the latter part of February." IN BAD MIXUP. [By Associated Press] Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 29.-A Lake Shore engine today crashed into a car containing 400 kegs of powder. Jesse Eagan of this city, the fireman, was fatally, and three others were seriously hurt. CROWNED SPEED KING Victor Demogeot of France Holds World's Record for Fastest Two Miles Covered by Automobile. [By Associated Press] Ormond, Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 29.-Victor Demogeot of France was crowned speed king of the world this afternoon on the Daytona sands, after driving his gasoline car two miles in the marvelous time of 58 4-5 seconds. Demogeot maintained a speed of 123 miles an hour to make this rec ord. The two-mile-a-minute race clos ed the automobile tournament. Com petition had narrowed down to Mariett and his big 200-horse-power French car, whoever should drive it. Demo geot was finally selected. Mariett made two miles in 59 3-5 seconds. It seemed impossible that the slumsy looking French car should reduce this, but the Florida Tinmes-Union $1,000 trophy was lost to America a few minutes later, when Demogeot thun dered over the two-mile course in 58 4-5 seconds, the fastest speed ever attained by an automobile.