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T'he Billings Gazette.
VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, TUESDAY. MARCH 6, 1906. 89
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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.

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