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VOL. IIBILLINGS.: MONTANA, IIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1907. NO.62 ADAMS SAID IE SINNED LETTER WRITTEN AFTER HE HAD COI4FESSED AT BOISE READ TO THE JURY. CAUSES SENSATION Defense Did Not Know It Was in Ex istence--Causee Defendant's Wife to Leave Courtroom in Tears-Adams Turns Marble White-Arguments in Case Will Be Completed Saturday. Spokane, Nov. 21.-A special to the Spokesman-Review from Rathdrum, Ida., says: The most dramatic incident connect ed with the trial of Steve Adams, on trial here for the murder of Fred Ty ler, was the introduction of two let ters by James H. Hawley, counsel for the state, this afternoon. The defense objected to their being read to the jury, but Judge Wood declared them properly identified During the reading of the first let ter Mrs. Adams arose from beside her husband and left the room in tears. She did not return for an hour. Adams turned mhrble white and was motion less. His attorneys were non plussed. 'The letters were not intro duced in evidence at the Wallace trial from the fact that it was not known that a copy of them had been kept. Warden Whitney of the Boise peniten tiary found them soon afterward. They were written between the time Adams confessed and signed his confessions. i Clarence Darrow, Adams' counsel, when the letters appeared, set his jaw and went to work as if it were the first days of the trial, instead of what was supposed to be the last for taking testimony. These letters were written by Adams while in the Idaho peniten tiary to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, an aunt and uncle, and to his brother, W. T. Adams. Declared He Had Sinned. "I was glad to hear of your belief in my innocence. I wish to God that I was, but I fell in with bad company t and was led to commit a number of r.ost vile sins, breaking the law of both man and God. Had I stayed with my church and with the raising of my poor parents who are, I believe, in Heaven, I would be a free man today. But I allowed myself to be led into sin most damnable. I am going to try to undo what I have done, and sin no more." Each side has introduced its in structions, the state asking, as before, t fcr murder in either the first or second degree or manslaughter. The defense has changed a few of its suggestions. Judge Wood wants to finish the ar gaments by 'Saturday and will con vene court at 9 o'clock tomorrow, when R. W. McFarland and .Henry.P. Knight for the state have agreed to C consume two hours each. McBee and heitman will take the same time for F the defense. Mr Darrow and Mr. Hawley say they may not consume s riore than three' hours apiece. But S Judge Wood said he would not limit them. There will be a night session tcmorrow night. The state closed its a rebuttal today, but the defense may have a little sur-rebuttal in the morn- b iug. After that the arguments will t, take up the time. d BREAKS RECORD IN BILLIARD TOURNEY FRANK P. DAY OF NEW YORK DE FEATS ALFREDO DE ORO. St. Louis, Nov. 21.-Breaking the world's record for averages and sweeping his opponent before him with brilliant and .rapid play, Frank P. Day of St. Louis tonight defeated Alfredo de Oro of New York, in the 25th game of the national three-cush ion billiard tournament for the cham pionship, by a score of 50 to 20 in 55 minutes. Day's average was 1.32, .28 more than the former record. In the short period of play, Day made five runs of four each and two runs of five. De Oro made a high run of seven and fin ished with an average of .502. REPEATS PERFORMANCE. Lusitania Makes as Good Time as on Eastward Trip. Queenstown, Nov. 21.-The Ounard liler Lusttania, which left New York Niv. 16, arrived here at 8:25 this ev'-ning, having made the passage in about ths same time as her last east ward trip. Two tenders went out from here to neet trb steamer, but owing to the heavy seas they failed to com mt'riecate with ier. FAMILY IS CREMATED Rumored That They Met With Foul Play and House Was Fired to Cover Crime-May Have Killed Wife. Marietta, Ohio, Nov. 21.--Edga.. Grubb, his wife and one-year-old baby, were cremated in their home near Beverly this morning. It is rumored that the family met death by foul play and .to cover the crime the house was fired. Neighbors were awakened by the re fleetion from the burning Grubb home. When they arrived there it was de stroyed. The body of the wife was found in one corner of the ruins, that of the husbanvl In another. Their be ing separated leads to the belief that Grubb killed his wife and then com mitted suicide. BRYAN FAVORS TAX ON BANKS DECLARES IT WILL SOLVE FI NANCIAL STRINGENCY. WANTS : A GUARANTEE Nebraskan Gays That Steps Should .-Be Taken by Government to Guar antee the Depositors in Banks Opposed to Postal Savings Banks. Washington, Nov. 21.--William J. Bryan arrived here today and 'attend ed the wedding of the daughter of a friend. He had a conference with several other friends. To reporters Mr. CBryan said: "The administration is prepared, so we are informed, to recommend a' tostal savings bank. While this would doubtless encourage deposits, and while these deposits could in turn be handed over-to the banks, it does not furnisa complete relief be cause the plan as presented, limits deposits and does not contemplate the operating of circulating accounts The business community therefore cannot use the postal savings banks to any great extent, and 'besides it would take some time to inaugurate a postal savings system and secure the necessary number of employes to make the plan effective throughout the country. •, ; "I believe it is possible for the gov ernment to give immediate relief by an act of congress providing for the guarantee by the government of all deposits in all national banks, the tanks thus guaranteed to reimburse the government for any losses in curred and to make this reimburse ment in proportion to their deposits. The advantage of this plan is: Advantages of Plan. "First-That every depositor in such guaranteed bank will feel se cure. "Second-The expense of it will be paid by the banks, which get the ben 6fit of it, and this expense will be small compared with the benefit gained. "Third-It can be put into effect im "ediately, thus restoring contfdence and erabling business to be resumed. "It is probable that all the national banks would be willing to take advan tage of this guarantee because the ad ditional security given to their depos itors would be of great advantage to the banks. During the past 40 years .the average annual loss to depositors has been small, less than one-tenth of one per cent., so small that it would be an insignificant tax upon the four or five billion dollars of deposits. The government would have ample secur ity in the capital surplus for the banks, which would voluntarily join in the plan. "The only objection that occurs to me is that state banks must be less attractive to depositors if national banks are guaranteed. But there are two answers to this objection. In the first place, state banks are likely to suffer if this financial stringency coh tlnues, and they are therefore inter ested in restoring confidence; in the second place, there is no reason why state banks should not be protected by a similar system under which the state would guarantee depositors in state banks and collect the expense from state banks guaranteed." SEVEN .KILLED IN EXPLOSION. Knora, Ont., Nov. 21.-In an explo sion yesterday on the eastern con struction works of the Grand Trunk Pacific at Dryden, seven men were killed and four injured. An inquest will be held today. JUDGE CASWELL DEAD. Denver, Nov. 21.--Charles F. Cas well, associate justice of the Colorado supreme court, died today of paralysis of the heart after a week's Ilnea . CHILDREN BROWN'S DEAD MAN ACKNOWLEDGES IN WRITING MRS. BRADLEY'S OFFSPRING AS HIS OWN. PAPER IN COURT Mrs. 'Bradley's Physician and Promi nent Utah Attorneys Tell of Her Relations With Senator Brown Defendant Completes Her Testi mony-Brown Swore to Wed Her. Washington, Nov. 21.-The story of former United States Senator Brown's acknowledgement of the paternity of the two youngest of Mrs. Bradley's children was told today in Judge Staf ford's court by other lips than hers. '" acknowledge Arthur Brown and Martin Montgomery as niy children by Annie M. Bradley." Such was Mr. Browns: own method of expressing himself on the sulbject and the legend was inscribed on a soiled and blotted piece of writing pa per. It was dated February 10, 1905, and was brought to light by Colonel Maurice M. Kaighn, an attorney of Salt Lake, the present receiver in the United Stated land office in that city and a friend of Senator Brown of 30 y.ars' standing.- Colonel Kaighn was on the .witness stand for about an hour during the afternoon's session of the Bradley trial and testified that Mrs. Bradley brought the tell tale slip of paper to his office just after she received it from Brown, with the ink not dry, how-she fairly danced into his room, and how she beamed with joy as she held the paper aloft and told him that now all would be well. Colonel Kaighn Good Witness. Colonel Kaighn related many inter estihg facts concerning his associa tion with both Mrs. Bradley and Sen ator Brown, and upon the whole made by far the best witness for the little woman that has yet taken the stand, herself excepted. Other testimony in Mrs. Bradley's behalf was given by Major Samuel A. King, who related many incidents going to show that Mrs. Bradley was in a very serious ccndition for some time before com ing to Washington, and Arthur Burns, assistant attorney general of Utah. More placid, more capable of as serting control over herself and more resourceful apparently than when she took the witness stand on Tuesday, Mrs. Bradley left it at noon today, af ter monopolizing the attention of the court for two days and a half. Very Few Tears. There were. very few tears today, but on the other hand smiles were more frequent on- the face of the riisoner than heretofore. There were some references to occurrences in connection with herself and Senator Brown evidently touched her and a.oused agreeable memories. She was ,especially pleased when Colonel Kaighn told the story of her presenta tion to him of Senator Brown's ac knowledgement of his children, and she would today have almost justified h's characterization of her at the time of the original happening. The year 1901 was crowded with ltters from Senator [Brown to Mrs. Bradley, according to IMrs. Bradley's statement, but those she preserved began with December of that year. Confident Wife Would Agree. On January 7 he expressed confl. dence that his wife would agree to a divorce on reasonable teams, "and then," he said, "you and I will cele trate the spring by ending our trou bies in uniting for life. The best thing I can say on your birthday is the hope and promise, and I believe it ewill come true, and that you and I will be rewarded for our affection and devotion to each other by a life of mutual devotion." February 17, he tells of a call upon Mrs. Brown. "She answered the bell," he said. "I said I have only a moment. If you will consent will try to please you, but if nothing else will answer will bring suit; etc.' She re pD!ed that she could not, would 'not. talk any longer. 'I said, 'It must end here; will bring suit,' and so it end ed. I thought rather unexpectedly. T believe she could be persuaded to agree with us, and yet as you say, the more patience, the less action." On the same date he telegraphed: "Refuses. Will proceed and win. Don't doubt it," and on the 20th said: 'I will turn heaven and earth until I narry." Mr. Brown told Mrs. Bradley that he had made no compromise, and add ed: "Keep away from the enemy and you will prosper In love and happi ness. How would it do to have a good 'bed put up in your big back ofice?" "When you referred to 'the enemy,' whrm did you mean?" Mr. Baker in quired. '"Terybody who was interfering," she replied. 4d . ,gnantly denied that she referred in. cular to Mrs. Brown, but had 'ref.ence to Judge Hoenderson, Mr: 3rnes and others. Witness appeared :bout to cry, but composed herself. ' In another leti~r j 1903 she said to the senator: "Do ot talk or speak to madame." "Whom did' you' refer to as 'madame'?" asked Mr. Baker, and the witness replied: "Mrs. Brown." 'Do you rea-ll having referred to Mrs. Brown as 'the odd woman on the hill''" ". never did; I neor spoke diere pectfully of ner." Reads Letter to Brown. Beginning the redirect examination, Mr. Powers read a letter from Mrs. Bradley to Brown which was in part as follows: "When I reflect onftbe bitterness in my life I am filled *ith resentment Then when I think of you and the win ter of disoontent made glorious sum mer, my heart leaps to go forth to you in words and kisses'. There is no woman's heart stronger, truer or big ger than mine is to love you, admire you and worship you. Your success and happiness are more than anything in the world to me. I' shall be alone tonight, as I am really all the time and I am not with you. Our souls at least are free, and if it is in vain we would against them make the flesh obey. The spirit in the end will have its way. "Your most affectionate Little Mint Julep." Brown Was Jealous. .Judge, Powers questioned Mrs. Brad ley regarding certain parts of letters to Senator Brown, with particular ref erence to the following: "Insteal of wasting breath on Schroeder, Evans, McGuire 'the priest,' or anyone else, we should sip life's sweetest nectar from each other." She said that in the winter of 1901 she had known Mr. Scehreeder very well. He was a member of the same church organization and was interest ed in a small paper, as she also was interested in a paper. They met quite often, and Schroeder asked her opin ion regarding certain manuscripts. "When Senator Browi 'heard about it' he raved and demanded-that I never speak to Schroeder again," she said. k%.VLLALLUeU VV ~abý LL a "Wp ATTACK ON WIFE ENQUIRER SOLICITOR ROUGHLY HANDLED IN FORSYTH. (Special to The Gazette.) Forsyth, Mont., Nov. 21.--John Be langer, a representative of the Bill ings Enquirer and Major Edwards, a well known banker and prominent citizen df Forsyth, engaged in an al tercation in Forsyth yesterday after noon,- during which Belanger was knocked dawn three times by Mr. Edwards. Mr. Belangei arrived in Forsyth on the Wednesday train and commenced soliciting for the weekly paper which he represents. He gave out a num ber of issues, which are said to have contained statements derogatory to Mrs. Edwards. Major Edwards took exception to these statements. Be langer is said to have assured some Ieople that he was here to back them up. During their altercation Major Ed wards knocked Belanger through the window of a drug store and knocked ,im down two other times. When he was knocked down the last time an officer interfered. Belanger claims that while he was down the second time he was kicked by an outsider. The concensus of sympathy in this cummunity seems to be entirely with Mil. Edwards. VICTORY FOR MRS. IIARTJE SUPERIOR COURT REFUSES HUS BAND A DIVORCE. Philadelphia, Nov. 21.--Mrs. Mary Scott Hartje, who was sued for di vorce by her husband, F. Augustus Hartje, the Pi:tsburg millionaire, won a complete victory in the Pennsyl vania superior court here today, when that tribunal affirmed in its entirety the decision of the Allegheny county court, which refused to grant Hartje a divorce. The petitions filed by Hartje's at torneys in the superior court asked that tribunal to reopen the case on the ground of newly discovered evidence. The petitions asking the court to re open the case were based on letters alleged to have been written by Mrs. Hartje to Thomas Madine, the former coachman, who was named as a co respondent by Mr. Hartie. LIBEL IS CHARGED NEW YORK JUDGE HOLDS ,WILL IAM RANDOLPH HEARST TO GRAND JURY. RELEASED ON lBAIL Published Articles About William As tor Chanler and Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler in Connection With Story of Actor Hitchcock Having Little Girls in His Home. New York, Nov. 21.-Justice Wyatt in the court of special sessions today held William R. Hearst for the grand jury on a charge of criminal libel pr6 ferred by William Astor Chanler. S. S. Carvalho gave ball for Mr. Hearst The amount of the bond was fixed at $500, the usual sum required in mis demeanor cases. Mr. Carvalho is the general manager of Mr. Hearst's New York newspapers. Both Mr. Hearst and his bondsman were in court when Justice Wyatt handed down his decision. They re paired to the office of District Attor. nley Jerome while the balil bond was being prepared. It was later apProved by Justice Wyatt, and Mr. Hearst anl his attorneys drove away in the big rid automobile which had brought them to the criminal court building. The charge against Mr. Hearst grew out of a publication in the New York Evening Journal concernig qthe oases ,of Raymond Hitchcock, the 'oor. Chanler's Name Mentioned. Mr. Ohanler's name was mentione 1 Sn connection with 'the article. Sev eral hearings were had before Justice Wyatt during which Mr. Chanler posi tively denied that he had ever been a; Hitchcock's house when little girls were there. His.counsel claimed that the publication had been made for the pnrpose of injurinn 'politically Lieut. Gov. Stuyvesant' Chanler, also com :Jlaihant against Mr. Hearst. This was denied by Mr. Hearst's attorneys, who made the counter claim in court that Mr. Ohanler's proceed ings against Mr. Hearst were taken in the hope of hurting the chances of the Independence league ticket in the last county election. Before holding Mr. Hearst for the action of the grand jury, Justice Wyatt first overruled a motion to dismiss the complaint against Mr. Hearst on the ground that nis proprietorship of the Journal had 'ai i been proved nor had the libelou. character of the publication been .a own. The grand jury, it is said, has al ready undertaken an investigation of the charge against Mr. Hearst, and a score of witnesses have been sum mcned, GOVERNOR ISSUES PARDON TO SMITH WAS CONVICTED OF ROBBERY AT HELENA FIVE YEARS AGO.. (Special to The Gazette.) Helena, Nov. 21.-Governor Toole today, upon the recommendation of the jury that tried the case and other signers to a lengthy petition, grant ed a pardon to Edward Smith who, v ith Albert Protein, was convicted in this city in December, 1902, on a rob bery charge. The executive in his letter to the board of pardons stated that Smith has a good prison record and that his application has been pending for three years, Ibut for satisfactory rea sons was undisposed of. He thought it a proper case for pardon. He ex pressed the belief that Smith will make a good citizen, and calls atten tion to the fact that his partner in crime, Protein, was pardoned in De cember, 1905. With good behavior, Smith's sentence would expire in September, 1909. 'CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS. Many Delegates Attend Convention in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 21. With several hundred delegates pres ent, the eighteenth annual Michigan C'nristian Endeavor convention opens in Grand Rapids today and will con tinue through tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Francis E. Clarke, the founder of the Christian Endeavor so ciety, and the president of the na tional body, and William Shaw, the treasurer, are among the noted speak ers who will take part in the pro gram. It is expected that this meet ing will be the most important and successful of any state Christian En deavor convention ever held. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Trans-Mississippi Congress Choosee J. B..Case of Abilene, Kas., President Other Officers Chosen. Muskogee, Okla., Nov. 21.-The Trans-Mississippi congress elected of. ficers oday as follows: President, J. B. Case, Abilene, Kan sas; vice president,.ColCnel Ike T. Pryor, San Antonio, Texas; second vice president, N. G. Smith, Larimore, N. D.; third vice president, W. F. Bak er, Council Bluffs, Iowa; fourth vice president, C. T. Galbreath, Denver; secretary, Arthur Francis, Cripple Creek, Colorado. The Retail Merchants' association of the Trans-Mississippi sections asks a protest against the parcels post. Senator W. J. Stone of Missouri spoke upon "Our Insular Possessions," and set forth conditions as he gath cred them from six months' personal contact with the Orient. WITNESS HAS DISAPPEARED DEFENDANT' IN SHERIDAN LAND 'CONTEST IS M01S81NG. FEARS OF KIDNAPING Gave Sensational Testimony at Hear ing and Deposition Contained Seri. ous Charges Against :Prominent Men. Last Seen Wednesday. (Special to The Gazette.) Sheridan, Wyo., Nov. 21.-Ben G. Chase, whose sensational affidavit In a land' contest being tried here con tains serious charges against a num ber of prominent men of this city and officlals of the Wyoming Coal com pany, has disappeared, and his friends fear that he has been kidnapped. Chase is the defendant in a contest which is being made on his homestest entry by A. M. Herman of Laurel, *Mont. A deposition made by him some time ago was read Wednesday during the hearing of the contest and charges of fraud were made. He has not been seen since Wednes day afternoon, and Inquiry at the Great Wesern hotel, where he has been stopping, fails to disclose any information as to his whereabouts. The inquiry gleaned the information, however, that he had not paid his bill, which, it is said, was guaranteed. Owing to the fact that his evidence is of such a sensational character and that certain parties might profit by his disappearance, fears are entertained that he has been spirited away. The plaintiff in the action against Chase had subpoenaed him, and when he was wanted in court today to tes tify he could not be found. REDUCE RATES ON COAL. Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 21.-The cor pecration commission tonight Issued an order notifying all Oklahoma rail roads that a 60 per cent reduction in coal rates would go into effect. Jan uary 3. CLAIM KILLING WAS JUSTIFIED MELVILLE PLACED ON TRIAL FOR MURDER AT HELENA. Helena. Nov. 21.-George Melville was placed on trial in the district court today on the charge of killing Winfield Guthrie, and the hearing promises to attract great interest. Melville and Guthrie were employed at a, mine near here, the victim board ing with Melville. The defense admits the killing, but declares it was dohe because of abuse of 'Mrs. Melville. Melville and his wife were the chief actors in the celebrated bigamy case at Butte two years ago, they being in jail simultaneously on that charge. Mrs. Melville had also achieved fame by testifying against a former hus band for the murder of her father, which resulted in his life imprison ment. Although a very young woman, she has been married three times, and the prosecution endeavors to prove that the deed was done because of Jealousy. MOTOR RECORD BROKEN. Melbourne, Australts, N.ov .21.-A 40-horsepower motor car -broke the world's record for a 24 hour non-stop run today. The machine, although handicapped by fog, ran 777 miles ovr. the roads of Victoria in this time. BANKERS INDICTED SERIOUS CHARGE MADE AGAINST ° FFICERS OF SUSPENDED BROOKLYN BANK. TIREE ACCUSED Forgery, Misappropriation of Money and Misdemeanors in Permitting Ov rdrafts Among the Accusations Made by Kings County Grand Jury After an Investigation. MNew York, Nov. 21.-The Kings county grand jury, which is investi gating the recent management of the suspended Borough bank of Brooklyn, today returned indictments charging larcenyy and other offenses against Howad Maxwell, who was president of th6 institution when its doors were closed; Arthur. D. Campbell, the de posed, cashier, and William Gow, a direoFor, who holds a controlling in terestl of the bank's stock. Th se three men are jointly charged with kraid larceny in the first degree in' the misappropriatlon of $146,000 deposited by the executors-of the Car rie M. McGuire estate. 'There is an indictment for grand larceny against Maxwell, who is also charged with for gery n the third degree. A second indi p ent against Campbell. charges forer~ y in' the third degree. In ad dition to the grand ,larpeny charge, Gow as indicted on four counts aileg ing misdemeanors in the matter of overdrafts. He is charged with hav ing overdrawn his account to the amount of nearly $24,000. Maxwell also, it is alleged, secured overdrafts aggregating hearly $73,000. Following the report of the jury the three men 'were arrested, and ar raigned. All pleaded not guilty and .were. held for a hearing. Camplell and Cow each furnished ball for $20, 000. Former President Maxwell was unable to secure the $30,000 bond re quir- of him and he went to Jail for the hight. Formed Trust Company. The -lareeny charges grew out of the establIshment of the international Trust company, of which Cow is presi dent. The executors of the McGuire estate some time ago deposited $145, 000 of the estate's cash in the Borough bank. The following day, it is alleged, upon doW's order, approved by Max well, oashler Campbell drew a check for $15,000 against this account and turned the check over to the Oriental bank, the depository of the newly or ganized International Trust company. . This check, it is -alleged, was used to make 'up the capital and surplus re quiredý before the new bank was per mitted to open. This money was returned to the Bior ough hank as fast as the stock of the International Trust' company - was dis posed of, and all was returned with the ex~eption of $28,000. For this bal ance a note of A. W. Doolittle, the private secretary of Cow, was put in. It Is said the indictments for forgery concer. the last quarter, in which the overdr afts of the bank were reported as $201, where it is alleged they really totaled $24,000. All of the crimes are alleged to have been committed since rtlie first of the present year. It is understood that the inquiry into the Borough's af fairs ii not concluded, though it may be te porarily suspended whei the investigation of the Jenkins -T-rust company is begun by .the grand jury tomorroww. - - Whe the five Brooklyn banks went into the hands of receivers, Attorney Generak Jackson alleged that evidence of criminal acts in the management of the Borough bank and the Jendkins Trust hompany had been discovered. SENATORS FINISH INVESTIGATION REPOFTS OF FRAUD IN SALE OF KIC KAPOO INDIAN LANDS., OklaLloma City, Nov. 21.-The sea ate committee, investigating the charge of fraud in the sale of Kikas. poo Indian lands, completed its exam ination of witnesses at Shawnee last evening.' Such frauds are reported to have been uncovered that it is believed it n ill pr vent congress from removing the restrictions on the lands belong ing to he five civilized tribes. Senator Ourtis, who heetotore ba. . favored the removal, sayn , silce t*a lag part in this tnvestigalon, tat bhe will oose it in the United 6t tq senate.