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T'he Billings Gazette.
VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, TUESDAY. MARCH 6, 1906. 89 VO.... ..... ., . . .. ........ UE DA , A CH 6,~9 6. AGAINST THE FAITH CURISTS Health Department May Forcibly Inter fere in Extreme Cases. [By Associated Press] Chicago, March 5.-The city health department is justined in focibly in terfering in cases of extreme sickness, where the services of a physician are refused, according to an opinion ren dered today by Corporation Counsel Lewis. Since the advent of John Alexander Dowie in Chicago many cases of this nature have been brought to the no tice of the city authorities, but no definite action has ever been taken in the matter until today, when prayer, instead of medicine, was being used in the treatment of Orsella Turner, 815 Addison avenue, who is a believer in Dowie's teachings. The woman had been suffering for over 24 hours and her life was in im minent peril, as her condition called for an immediate operation. Instead CHAFES AT BIT Shackleford of Missouri Finds Fault with House Rules and Autocratic Power Given Speaker. [By Associated Press] Washington, March 5.-Legislation by the unanimous consent and under suspension of the rules occupied the attention of the house today and re sulted in the passage of several bills, some of considerable importance. The adoption of a resolution of in quiry as to whether any criminal pros ecutions have been begun against in dividuals in the Northern Securities company furnished the text of a spech of criticism by Williams, the demo cratic leader, directed against the ad ministration. Brief answers were made by Jenkins of Wisconsin and Grosvenor of Ohio. Jenkins showed that the statute of limitation had run against any action that might be taken in this case and I hat any effect at prosecution would be useless. Fault was found with the rules of the house and the concentration of power in the speaker by Shackleford of Missouri, who took occasion to address the house upon a bridge bill. Bills were passed increasing from $50,000 to $200,000 the sum available to supply the total for the coinage of nickles and pennies, and providing that the coins may hereafter be made in the mints at Denevr, San Francisco and New Orleans, as well as at pres ent in Philadelphia, also providing for a delegate to congress from Alaska. URGES ITS PASSAGE. Senator Nelson Continues Discussion of Joint Statehood Bill. [By Associated Press] Washington, March 5.-In the sen ate today Nelson continued the discus sion of the joint statehood bill, urging the passage of the measure as report ed from the committee on territories. The remainder of the session was de voted to the passage of bills on the calendar, among them being one pro viding for compulsory education in the District of Columbia, and another regulating the selection of officers in the revenue cutter service. MEETING WITH OPPOSITION. New York Life Antagonistic to Com mittee Recommendations. [By Associated Press] New York, March 5.-The trustees of the New York Life Insurance com pany today authorized the president to employ counsel, if he shall see fit, to oppose passage in the legislature of certain recommendations of the legislative investigating committee. The trustees did not state specifically which recommendations were objec tionable, and declared that they be lieved some provisions of the insur ance committee to be salutary. MONTANA WEATHER. [By As.bciated Press] Washington, March 5.-Fair Tues day and Wednesday. of calling a physician, the woman's husband and relatives appealed to Overseer Voliva of Zion City, who send one of his divines to pray for her.. The woman's pain increased so much that her cries attracted the at tention of a neighbor, who reported the case to the police. The police at once placed the matter in the hands of the health department, but the health officials hesitated to interfere for several hours, believing that the case was outside their jurisdiction. Continuous urging, however, finally induced them to refer the case to Corporation Counsel Lewis, who ex pressed the opinion that the health department was justified in interfer ing in such an extreme case. A physician was at once sent to at tend the woman and her suffering was stopped. MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL. Federal Charters for Interstate Deal ers in Certain Articles. [By Associated Press] Washington, March 5.-Representa tive Martin of South Dakota discussed with the president today a measure which he has introduced to compel corporations doing an interstate com merce business in fuel and food pro ducts to obtain a charter from the department of commerce and labor, with the idea of having government supervision over such business. Mr. Martin later said the president had expressed cordial sympathy with the principles or the bill He expects the house committee on interstate and foreign commerce to consider the measure within two weeks. PROMISE TO RETURN. Hyde and McCurdy Given Written Pledge to Jerome. [By Associated Press] New York, March 5.-It became known today that James H. Hyde, for merly vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance society, as well as Richard A. McCurdy, former president of the Mutual Life Insurance com pany, -before sailing for Europe, some time ago, made a written promise to District Attorney Jerome to return to this country any time his presence was desired. HER PLAN FAILS Female Terrorist Makes Unsuccessful Attempt to Kill Vice Admiral Dou basoff, Governor General of Moscow. [By Associated Press] Moscow, March 5.-A boldly plan ned attempt on the life of Vice Ad miral Doubasoff, governor general of Moscow and '" mber of the council of the empire, was frustrated today. As in the case of Vice Admiral Chouk nin, who, February 9 of this year, was the object of a terrorist attack, the would-be assassin was a woman and her method was practically the same as that of the woman who attempted the life of Chouknin. Representing that she came from personal friends of the governor general, she gained admittance to the chancellery, but her agitation attracted the attention of an aide, who noticed particularly the lux uriance of the woman's hair, which was coiffed high upon her head. When she was interrogated she at tempted to flee, but was seized and searched and a small bomb was dis covered concealed in her tresses. The identity of the woman has not been established. BURNED TO DEATH. [By Associated Press] La Crosse, Wis., March 5.-Emil Fugina, aged 35 years, a wealthy mer chant, was burned to death in the sight of a number of customers, his clothing catching fire from a stove near which he stood. Fuglna rushed into a neighboring barn, which caught fire from his burning clothing, and was partly destroyed. SAYS KAISER WANTS PEACE German Ambassador at Washington Gives Out a Statement. IS NOT PLANNING FOR WAR Sole Object in Urging Algeciras Conference to Reach Peaceful Arrangement. [By Associated Press] Washington, March 5.-Criticism of Germany's course at Algeciras and charges that the German emperor is seeking there an excuse for truble with France rather than an agreement about Morocco, which have been cur rent in Washington for some time, re ceived an emphatic reply this after noon from Baron Speck von Stern burg, the German ambassador, who discussed them in the course of a con versation with, a correspondent of the Associated Press. "The time has come for plain speech," the ambassador said. "Enough has poured into America from Europ ean sources about Germany's inten tions." The ambassador then pro ceeded to deny in the most emphatic terms the charge that Germany wants RUSSIAN DELEGATE SPRINGS SURPRISE AT CONFERENCE [By Associated Preol Algeciras, March 5.-This after noon's sitting of the conference on Moroccan reforms was marked by an unexpected and important move on the part of the Russian delegates, who laid before the conference an ex position of the police question. The document, which minutely goes over the existing situation in Morocco and analizes the position of the var ious powers, concludes with an Krgu men .4or the proposition that France and Spain are the most fit to be en trusted with the task of controlling the police force which is about to be created. The British, Spanish and Portugese delegates expressed their concurrence ADOPTED IN MODIFIED FORM Amended Heyburn Pure Food Bill to Be - Reported in House. [By Associated Press] Washington, March 5.-In a confer ence lasting for more than eight hours today the house committee on inter state and foreign commerce agreed on a pure-food bill, which will be favorably reported to the house. In many respects it is like the Hey burn bill, which passed the senate, and the committee agreed to let it have the name and number of that measure, but amended it by adding some suggestions of members of the house committee. Only three members of the commit tee, Representatives Adamson of Geor gia, Bartlett of George and Russel of Texas, opposed the bill. They an nounced their intention to prepare a minority report, on the ground that the measure is an assumption of the police powers of the state by the na tional government. Representative Mann of Illinois will prepare the ma war. "It was for the specific object of reaching a peaceful arrangement that my government urged the confer ence at Algeciras," he said.. The ambassador declared that Germany was contending for a very important principle at Algeciras. "Important as is the German trade with Morocco," he said, "and I shall later indicate this in statistics, the commercial side of the question is of secondary consideration. Germany's policy has been and is to preserve the status quo in all countries whose rights rest on the laws of nations. It is this policy alone which has enabled Emperor William t6 ¶maintain peace in Germany since the time he became the leader of Germany, 19 years ago, and keep her out of the wars in which other powers have since engaged." in the Russian views. Italy, however, though inclined to favor the scheme, reserved final approval. Count von Tattenbach, the German delegate, Henry White, the chief of the Ameri can delegation, and the delegates of the several neutral powers did not express their views. Discussion of different police propo sitions was postponed until Thursday, while the bank project will be argued Wednesday. The French and British delegates to the conference regard today's ex pressions from the Mediterrean pow ers as likely to exert great influence on the final vote of the neutrals rela tive to the policing of Morocco. jority report on the bill. One of the most vital amendments to the Heyburn bill is a provision that in fixing standards of food products for the guidance of officials charged with administering food laws, the sec retary of agriculture shall also consult the committee on food standards of the association for state dairy and food inspectors. In the amendment it is provided that when any person or manufactur er desires to have the wholesomeness of any preservative or other substance added to foods passed upon, the secre tary of agriculture shall name a com mission of scientists consisting of one toxicologist, one physiological chem ist, one bacteriologist, one pathologist and a fifth scientist whom the secre. tary of agriculture may regards as qualified to assist him in reaching a decision. DECISION FAVORS CLARK Federal Supreme Court Rules Against Government in Land Case. [By Associated Press] Washington, March 5.- United States Senator Clark of Montana today won the case against him in the supreme court of the Uni ted States in which the govern ment sought to have cancelled patents to 11,400 acres of pub lic lands in Montana, which were al leged to have been fraudulently sec ured. The opinion in the case was de livered by Justice Holmes and upheld the decision of the circuit court of ap peals for the Ninth circuit. Justices Harlan and Brown dissent ed. *This was a civil proceeding institu ted by the government against Sena tor Clark to secure the cancellation of 82 patents to land issued under the timber and stone act. ELEVEN ARE INJURED. Spreading Rails Cause Serious Wreck on Santa Fe. [By Associated PressJ Albuquerque, N. M., March 5.-San ta Fe passenger train No. 1, west bound, was wrecked at Toilten, N. M.,. today, 90 miles west of here. Eleven persons were injured, sever al seriously. Five cars, including a tourist car, left the rails. The pri vate car of Mrs. Paul Morton, wife of the president of the Equitable Life Assurance company was in the train, but did not leave the rails, and Mrs. Morton escaped with a severe shaking up. J. A. Summers of Albuquerque, may die. The injured were Mexicans. Spreading rails caused the accident. COCKRAN BIG rTYEE. Congressman Formally Installed as Grand Sachem of Tammany. [By Associated Press] New York, March 5.-In the pres ence of the largest gathering of braves assembled in years at an annual meet ing, the 13 sachems of the Society of Tammany, or the Columbian order, were duly installed tonight in the Four teenth street wigwam. The interest ing and ancient ceremony was held behind closed doors, none but mem bers of the order in good standing being admitted. Representative W. Bourke Cockran was installed as grand sachem in place of Supreme Court Justice O'Gorman, who resigned re cently. RESULT OF FAKE San Francisco Newspaper Makes Ser ious Charge in Connection with Death of Prizefighter. [By Associated Press] San Francisco, March 5.-The Bul letin says: "Harry 'Tenny's' tragic death after his battle with 'Frankie' O'Neil was the result of a bold fake. The young pugilist was not in any condition to fight. He was not examined by a physician. The mysterious Doctor Day is only a myth." The facts were exposed this after noon by 'Frankie' Neil and his second, John Frayne, both of whom declared they saw no physician prior to the fight and that Neil was not examined in accordance with the law. "Criminal .prosecutions may result. The police are holding the alleged certificate of Doctor Day as evidence." BURNED IN WRECK. [By Associated Press] Fairmont, W. Va., March 5.-News has reached here that three men were burned to death in a wreck on the Bal timorj & Ohio Short Line at Smith field, W. Va., late' this evening. RAISSULI KEEPS BUSY. [By Associated Press] Tangier, March 5.-Raissuli, the Moroccan bandit, after attacking and burning a Ramni village, was re pulsed by the inhabitants, who at lat est accounts were awaiting a further attack. The charge made by the government in its bill of complaint was that the patents were fraudulently secured and it was further set forth that about 80 of the patentees are now under indict ment in the Montana courts. It was asserted that Senator Clark had en tered into a contract to purchase the land before the patents were granted and that he had known or had good reason to know that the proceeding was fraudulent. The government charged that Clark was not a bona fide purchaser, but the courts below, including the court of appeals, took the contrary view, holding that the is suance of patents had the effect of converting his purchase of an equity into a purchase of title. The printed record in the case cov ered 7,000 pages. TRUST GETS ALL United States Steel Corporation Ne gotiating for Purchase of Indepen dent Concerns. [By Associated Press] Pittsburg, Pa.., March 5.-It was re ported in iron and steel circles today that negotiations had been opened by the United States Steel corporation for the purchase of several indepen dent concerns, including the Labelle Iron works, the Republic Iron and Steel company, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company, the Colo rado Fuel and Iron company and large ore interests near the lakes. While the report could not be confirmed to day, there were a number of promin ent Pittsburgers who admitted' that they had heard rumors of the proposed deal and were inclined to be lieve that it would be closed before long. HEEDS PUBLIC CLAMOR, Chicago City Council Doubles Pee for, Liquor License. IBv Associated Press] Chicago, March 5.-As a step to wards keeping out -crime in Chicago, the city council tonight passed an ordinance doubling the price of saloon licenses. Heretofore the price of a saloon license has been $500, but com mencing May 1, unless Mayor Dunne' vetoes the ordinance, all saloonkeep ers will be compelled to pay $1,000' for the privileg. of selling liquor. With the license costing $500 Chicago has 7,017 saloons. The saloon element put up a bitter fight against the higher license, but the ordinance carried by a vote of 40 to 28. DANCE'S SAD ENDING. [By Associated Press] Florence, Italy, March 5.-At the village of Fuceccho, 23 miles west of Florence, a house where a dance was in progress tonight took fire. In the panic among the guests which ensued the floor gave way and 16 persons per ished, while many others were injured. PROVED SHORT LIVED Prompt Action by Government Over comes Attempted Revolutionary Movement in Uruguay. [BY Associated Press] Montevideo, Urguay, March 5.-The following official statement was made to the Associated Press today relative to the revolutionary movement which led to the suppression of the opposi tion club here Saturday: "Public order has not been distrub ed. Some agitators attempted a sub versive movement, but the govern ment has taken efficacious steps in virtue of its powers under the consti tution and maintains its security b' means of the regular forces of the army and the police, and with the sup port of public opinion, peace and order and respect for the laws by all and for all will be observed as heretofore.