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' lS ENDED. rr OuQt Abot 10 Hour8 Epfre Ver of iw`t :ailty; Was ,Returned befendant Typical Tenneessean of Fiction. (Speolal to, The, Gazette.) Red Lodge, Feb. 22.-Rufus Apple was acquitted of the charge of mur dering Thomas Gorham, at the Rob erts riJch last August, in the district court here today. The jury which :ad been;trying: his case' arrived at a Sve..it after they had' been out 10 The first ballot taken Friday after Snoon, at 4 o'clock, shortly after the case went to the jury,, showed that 'tih jurors stood seven to five for ac~ quittal. The second, ballot added three more for acquittal and the third another 'while on the fourth the jurors were unanimous in their verdict of not 'guilty. The case was started Wednesday when coutrt convened for the February term. Little difficulty was encount ered in securing a jury contrary to general expectation and three wit nesses were examined before an ad journmient was taken until' Thursday morning. Used a Knife. Witnesses for the prosecution tes tifled to the events leading up to the killing .and told of a fight which Ap pie and Gorman had in which Apple inflicted wounds with a knife which were, the cauae of Gorman's death at the "hospital a few days later. Self defense was the plea of the defense and in -support of this evi dence was introduced tending.toq show that Gorman" was beating 'Apple over the head with a rock and that Apple was forced to use a knife to protect himselL. 'The case :attracted much attention and was watched' with interest' by nearly everyone in Carbon county. . Apple is. about 19 years old. He is a typical Tennesseean of iction in ap pearance. He is tall, slim -with dark hairfand deep set eyes. His brother came to;.Red Lodge from -Tennessee to attend the trial. 'Attorney C. A. Spen,'er of Red Ledge and Harry Groves of Billings defended Apple. CROSBY NOYES' DEATH MOURNED MANY. WASHINGTON ORGANIZA TIONS PASS RESOLUTIONS. PROMINENT IN CAPITAL Touching Tribute to Him Is Given by IGridiron Club in Resolution-Boeard of Trade Will Take Notice of His Death Monday. Washington,- Feb. 2:.-Resolutions of regret and sympathy over the death of Crosby Stuart Noyes, the veteran editor of the Evening Star, who died at Pasadena, Cal., last 'night were adopted at various organisations of the District of Columbia ,today..: They' in cI.deg, t e cassociation of, the oldest nIki oits of the district of-' which ft °'61 Wasa vice presideant; the Gridiron club, of which he was vice president, and the oldest member, hav aig joined the club 21. years go; the Washington National Monwuent-' s-' clety -a$.the6·.ona of ;the, American Revolution. The Washington. board. of trade will hold a special meeting Monday to take forsuaclgtion;on hlo-, deth Rev. Dr drd Everett Hale, ch.psln of the enate,- ini prayer at tnaopen .Ing of .the essiW '·tode referred- with .elongr to the death .f Mr. Noyes,,and Isfhop Hfnrr Y. Saterlee,. 'The , rdidero sMiltjons. ' rhe Orldiron club's esolutlon fol lows: . , ,l e.Grldlrn' club mourns the d 9at1b Of Its vice president 5n4 one of .'tsOld~';tand . ost actfve' meninbes. fHis genldal disiositfo' his giitendsS, of manner, his sunny temperament, the liberality, the toleramce, that markedL his dealing witih 'his 'fellow men were most dompanionabile. His ltfe, hY character, his public deeds in his.n'emotMble career 6f. more than half a century are parts of the history of the national -capitol and need no enconlum." NOYI' .ODY O TRAVYEL. Editor's Remains Will Be Sent Back to Washi'ngton. Los Angeles, Feb. 22.-The body of Cr6sby j8; Noyes,'the aged editor - of th Washilgtdn 'Evening. :Star;, who died-yesterday, will be taken to Wash Ington ,by the editor's pons, Theodore Noyes and Frank B. Noyes. They leave tomniorrow morning; Several~ hundred messages of' con dolence were :received today by' the Ncyes .family from all parts of the n country. ue. .Fineral Next' Saturday. : Washington, Feb. 22.-The funeral or ,O Editor Noyes of the Evening Star, i-who u"ied in Pasadena yesterday will Soccur in the city probably Saturday ;' Thebody; accompanied by Theodore oy and Frank B. Noyes, will leave a Sunday, arrivin~ here Thurs Sepiesent Txomas C. Noyes, a t i', is wife and Mrs..George adaughter, will remain in e thn- Mrt . rCrosby 8. Noyes, mqch iu.proved in health, tel 0ltothe journey across the CHILDREN PETITION THE FORI SETRY DEPARTMENT. Washlnugton Feb. 22.-A unique pe tition has, been received here by the forest seriice hrom nearlyi1,4Odech0ol children, who ask for the establish ment of a Redwood National-piar. This petition, whichl is from the school children o,-El'reka, Humboldt county, Cal., is .nlike any other ever sent to a government departinten'to ask for the preservation of forest¢. in the petition the children -say: :,,. "We, fhe children of -the IEureka schools, have been studying abouto.unr redwod .forests, and along with the rest of- the people of our country we feel that representative groves of these trees should- be preserved for ourselves and coming generations :of children, and we respectfully petition the United States government to take. some action toward establishing a nor tionel forest of redwoods." "AT PINEY RIDGE" IS DELIGHTFUL PRESENTED BY AN EXCELLENT REPERTOIRE COMPANY. BITINER MAKES GOOD Play is Artistically Given, While Spe cialties of High Class Order Are Introduced-Several Well Known Players in Cast. "At Piney Ridge," presented at the Babcock theater ,last night 'by :the Bittner company was delightfutl. Not only was the play entertainingly pre sented, but between the acts clever specialties weii introduced. That the entire production pleased a large au dience was attested by the liberal ap plause. "At Piney Ridge"' has been on the boards so long as a stand by for re pertoire companies. that it is scarcely necessary to criticise or comment upon it. Suffice it to say that it was better presented than is usual, and practically no fault can be found with the: interpretation given the different characters. A word in regard to the company and the specialties, however, is not amiss. The specialties are unusually excellent. There. are pone of. the worn out jokes or stock numbers, such as stock companies u'eually present. You could . go to. the. best theaters, in New York, the finest vaudeville thea. ters in the country and you would not see any thing better or more up to date than George F. Miller's imita tion of Victor Moore and Kid. Burns in the talk of New York. 'Itis an act that is now the sensation of the east and when it comes; west in another year it will be presented as new. The Cassidies also give clever singing and dancing: specialties and last night they. elicited vociferous applause. Mr. Cassidy is an exceedingly, clever, dancer. The singing of Mr. John Montgomery also made a decided hit with the audience, 'especially 'his rendition of "Love Me and the World Is Mine." An Excellent Company. Had Billings histrionic lovers known the personnel of the company which Mr. Bittner has gathered the new theater would not have geen able to hold the audience. There is Mr. Bitt noer and Mrs. Bittner, who have -long been favorites in Billings, Mr. and Mrs. John Cassidy, 'who 'last year were 'on the road' for John Cort: Jack Montgomery, who :has been' with .a leading stock:company in -Denvr;' H., B.. Carpenter, who has been leadnn man at the Lric theater"' I IAkde; William U ;'Neff, who made the hit of the performance laktnighbt, who' until. recently wag, with -.the' Lyric stock company in St. Joe, Mo., Andrew Arnoldu aind Charles: Breweir, who have ~iben with' several ' repertoire companies; and George-F: Miller. Mr. Miller is a decided; lfavortte: in the northwest, though probably few Bill' Inge people recognized him. He was here two yers ago bas 'Little Johnny Jones. in -George -Cohan's opera of that.. name. . By many it was pro nounied the best ijrodiction that ever showed in the old theiter.' With a cast such as that a clever production of "At Pinpy. Ridge" -was to be expected. Those. who expected It were not disappointed. It cost only 50 and 75 cents to see it, but since, the new theater has been opened the people of Billings have paid $1.50 and $2 to see productions not- nearly so good.. Such productions as that given by the Bittner company last night will insure them a good audience any time they want' to come back. TAFT SPEAKS ON ARMY'S WEAKNESS SECRETARY OF WAR SAYS WE NEED STRONGER FORCE. Buffalo, Feb. 22.-William H. Taft, secretary, of war, was the guest of honor at the Ellcott club's thirteenth annual celebration of Washington's birthday tonight. In his address Sec retary Taft had a word to say as to the nation's unpreparedness for war. "Washington deemed the prepara tion of the nation'for war as of high importance," said Secretary Taft. "'Our humiliating experience with ref erence to our army in the war' of 1812 and the imqpense lossefwhich we suf fered in the civil war for lack of preparation show that in this respect at least we have not followed the ad vice bf the first president, "We are, however, making our navy more ahd more respectable each year, and -I -.am very hopeful that congress will take the steps which will make bur army a proper nucleus for the rapid enlargement of a force' for n tflonal defense ceommeasurate with the population of-the country and with the extent..of oar jurdictloa." THE COLLqEG PENNANT,", REAL THING IN MUSICAL COMEDY.' HAS EXCELLENT CAST Whitney arnd. Rientck in Leading Comedy Role-Pirineipale.and Cho . ;...P;. l People Uof"U lsputed His ti-onc AbIIIPty-Briown lse trector. The riattljx. in musical' comedy with goodmui~je,' jests that are- clever and notable for -their absence of buf foonery and° :cah t that is unsurpassed is promised in a'he College Penhanit," which: wllH'.'i produced by home fal en.tunder the attspices of the local Elks' lodge aid uiinder the direction of H. L. Brown at the Babcock theater March .2 and~ 3. - The production will be one of the best; the amost original and decidedly the .' classiest" of the musical come dies that have been produced in Bill ings:this season. It is centered on the boat race between Harvard ahd, Yale and has the most gorgeous scenic ef. fects that are used outside of the eastetn cities. Those who liked the "Elks Tooth:' which was produced two years ago by the Elks under the direction of Mr. Brown, will go into ecstasies over his latest offering which he chose with the idea of giving the people some thing 'that is really good and extreme ly novel. Versatile Comedians. In selecting.a cast Mr. Brown found that he had a wealth of good material to pick from and''in a sort 'time he had selected chorus aiid principals, that judging from their work at re hearsals are going to more than make good. Ira L. Whitney and Bruce Renwich in tlihe 'lbading coiiedy roles are ver satile comedians that cannot be beat en in the amateur class. Their work is of the kind that made Frank Dan. iels, Eddie Foy, James Powers and other comedians known -hrbughout the country and far famed as provok ers of laughter, and "The College Pennant" is the 'proper' vehicle to prove their ability along this line. Besides these and a chorus of 20 voices, the -cast incluides, Mrs. .arry Wright, Mrs.. Mabel Bennett, Mrs. R. .Vermilye and Messrs. Charles Taylor, Carl Hunkins, C. C. Bever, Gill Clark, J. Collins West, George IAnstrum, Dick Post, W: B. Calhoun Lnd Earl Morse. All Have Made.. Good. All of. the gentlemen, mentioned have show. their histrionic ability in ,previous prdd.lctiotis," given by the Elks and the ladies are vocalists of note in the city..... Rehearsals are progressing nicely and' the cast- is roundiiig into fine shape. ' 'All-o. - the -prfiidtpals 'have memorized their lines and rehearsals ar. being., held every.-afternoon and evening.,. Every member of the cast is working hard since but little more than a week remains before the iro duction will be staged. Tickets,.are -teing sold by members of the local lodge and ai large number of these have already been disposed of........... CONSPIRACY FOUND - TO BLOW UP DOCKS ITALIAN LABORERS TRIED BLACK HARD SCHEME IN CANADA. Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 22.-It has just, come to light that certain Ital li at Port. Arthur .nd Fort Will lamie who have been employed as,la borers last week 'ttemipted to blow up the hrge Canadian-Northern ralil road coal .'dcks' teoemtly'relwted at enormous coet. - Foqlowing the, custom of the Black Hand ap similar blackmailinlg acdc etle, they first sent a letter to the mandyer of the"docktthat they would blow;him and his institution:up unless he fougd them- work, naively a-lddin thateaa explosion, would create. lent of work for the shovelers cleiring away the debris. , The management followed up ithb clew and the police wei~e i t to work e-ve al suspects ,will be examined on FIRE DESTROYS A GOTHAM FACTORY HUNDREDS HAVE TO FLEE FROM THEIR HOMES NEAR BY. New York, Feb. 22.--Hundreds of persons were driven from their homes ahd property valued at $300,000 was destroyed in Brooklyn today by a "fre in the three-story" fctbry building on De Graw and" Columbia streeti occur pied by Edward B. Jordan; chair.,man. ufacturer. The fire es supposed top ~ ve. started in the engine room and the building, which was filled with: dried wioiQ aind various varnishes, proved an easy prey for the flames. None of the many surrounding tenement houses wai damaged. YOUNG PEOPLE WILL WED. License issued to Conrad Schmidt and Anna Grats. License permitting Conirad Schrai4t t- n arry Miss Anna Gritz was issued by the clerk of the disrict .court yes terday notwithstanding the fa. thai it was a legal holiday. 'The p-opep ti" c bride is well known in Bih "ge tud is a dauhter of Mr. and M's M. ; antz. The groom is a popular y unug 't.en of Billings who i is resided here fa!r the past two years. FIRE DESTROYS THREE STORES. Mancelona. Micb., Feb .22.-Fire last night destroyed three tWostoey brick stores owned by John Otis and cansed a loss of $75,000. Four fami lies linvi. over the stores escaped la their night clothing. ATHLETICS AT sUNDAY 4u 40L: -"SASKETiALL QAMU LAST 4OIGHT. In two fast games of basketball played at the Y.,; . C. A. last night between teas In the City BSnd4y chool Athileetl )ehqe the u tionallsts de teda the Chriatilansbyt* ecore of 29 to 9 san the Presbyterians defeated the =M[thodists by a score of 18 toS6... A all of the teemu except the Congre gationallets and Christians are tied for first place all having a percentage of .50. During the gast. week. all of -the claess squadb paticipated i" athletic events. .Basketball relaps were won by Willard Salsbury's intermediate squad, Ke.i" .aythorne's' Junior events. Basketball relays were won the contest in the senior class. NOVEL 0SHOW AT RED LODGE MEMBERS OF: ELKS LODGE TO BE SEEN IN VAUDEVILLE. MANY CLEVER STUNTS Will Reproduce New Version of-Uncle Tom's Cabin--. 8. Prater Will Ren der "What's the Use"-George Mushback in Love Making Scenes. Announcement of the vaudeville show to be given by. the Elks' lodge of Red Lodge in that city March 3 has been received in Billings. The announcement states that "Uncle Tom's Cabin" will be. repro-' duced, but states that the version. of that old' play is a new one. Little Lva, who has died regularly every dal for the past 52years, is guaranteeitfo be a sure-enough dead one afte- be:ung portrayed by George Jeffrey, F'avius I. Johnson w!l! be seen in the. chasrcter of .Sima Degree-not the. antiquated 'character; but an t;p.to. d.it. villain... Topsy1 described as- a reaiibeaded skunk, will be eff.ct'.a.ly playt'd by Dr. E. L. Bo'.1 and "Lidti;" .Wil-1 Rae has been selected to fill the fart of 1ncle Tom, t'o rin ..ihgln more pu'ilshment than Battling N'ilson anl .whc directs Little E.-a to heaven in eacl aend every one of h',, ais in-. sions. There will be three Missouri bloodhounds -'that followed- Doc Boyd from the Missouri pen, and. six beati ful cakes ofice. made from. pure Rock creek water;. Wh'y He Gets Home $o Late. Frank P.; Whicher is billed to warble and tell in a ..musical way why h-e gets home so.,late.. The other special ties inciide Charles G. Morgan, the celebr-ated 'Red Lodge baniset; in' a heart-rending selection, "When," 'the, Sunset- Mine is Sinking in the <West"; L.a Belie O'Terror, -lanseuese Parisiap. "in her first engagement thits sidq of the. big pond'" and the last one this side of anywhere." The skeleton dance is described as -"having every other spook backed off the boards," and will be rendered by Joe Gillesple, Otto Bimmons, Charles G. Morgan and Billy Ball under the personial' su pervision 'of Milton Weston Hall. C. B. Prater, "'hot off. the griddle and cooked. to a. risp," will in his. usual shorthand way disgust the 'public with tlat discouraging ballad, "What's the Use." ' Mushback's Chalk Talk. George fdealil ,Iqhb nc.will. at tempt to present '.the uiy i tlttle m el ody, lyin' his lllamiliar ,r 'hi 1. " Mr. Mashbsek Id aloo scbetuled'ft ' a "chalk tal)k,". which* the bll' states ist JuSt tq >,l In. Dr. 8.8g riedtbas been seeurbd fro Bear Cree at enormaoui' expense g' tiiiouble ° will :mix up a dose ehtltled JOet anyi Old .riend'0.h the..,ld4 lY" 1 Seoomedy sketckhh ih is des1bMd. as- habing run for ,O nitatsa In New. York and is stili out'.oJail, in 'which' "five little fools. witib~t disgulse prio sent..that screecinh;;. ac.tchin, eisa slingrlittle esde dls.Unatit-'e The oQ.L of. the aumily.' 5%he ,ast. includes. =leorte . Deegn "A ' lar. 4A and re( ll.epie. 'The"'love "malkis scenes .between plnBrghtn ,5; plFi'nr) <nd B te e fqptl f the fs 1il'(Goeorge o' Meek ackk P' said to be a graf b emoton'al acting. WIFE SAYS SPOUSE :: IS FOUL MURE RER EXCITMENT IN LOS ANGELES .HOTEL OVER 0.HARGES. Los Angeles, Feb. 22.- 'llowini. heated quarrel which took Place in their rooms at' the ! Hotel' Catallna, Mrs. ,. Frasler too4y ,depouned tSher husband as a mur ye r and, aurrq% dered jlimi to the hand, of~ the police According to the woman, Fra.ser alias Boyd, :ommitted ",murder 'i6' ildianapolis'four uars 'ago. The de tectives who were called in during the disturbance, handcuffed Frasler and took him to jail. All efforts to secure details of the alleged crime from either the woman or the police have been unavailable. The woman stated that they had been hounded from place to place over' the' country ad she had grown weary of it. Police Don't Know Boyd. Indianapolis, Feb. 22.-The police authorities of this city say that no man by the name of Frasier or Boyd is wanted here for murder. EMPLOYMENT OFFICE. George 'A. Stockwell, who for a number of years condueted ah employ ment agency, loan and brokerse .o ace on lower Montapa avenue has re cehtly purchased theigleClon store in the Smim 'ol at NO, '14. North Tweaty-sevehih it*ret.' satd bb opened an employment seaey* M lFbk age sand loan ose, In eonneetion with the lothing be5Aeae. BISHOP OF IPISCOPAL CHURCH RIuAT I:IS 1 . LAST. PNEUMONI IS CAUSE Prominent Churchman is" Victim of Winter Soourg -7d m ril fpeiter of Calvary Church in- iew- , York Known as Brilliant Ma. ._ Washington. Fei; $.-bRght Rev. Henry Yates SaterClee; 1. D., for the last 12 pears Protestant Episcopal bishop of Washington,; died at his res idence here today. lie' was 65 yeari 'of age. -Although threatened with the, grip; Bishop Sater lee officiated at services last Sunday morning. Shortly afterwards his condition be. came acute 'and a physician.'was ca.ed in. During the early, part "of the week he improved somewhat and it was thought he waldui speedily re cover but pneumonia developed and for several days his. condition caused concern. Bishop Saterlee ras formerly rector of Calvary church in New, York, was a religious' writer' of note and had been lechta to Ibut;dscllined to accept the :bi'shPoip r',of:Michigan and the bishop .4oadjutorship ;of' Ohio. ; '_ The funeral probably will be at th' pr-cathedirali next week.i lThe cause of. the' bishop's death is ' attributed to his .experience in ~New York harbor when as transfer boat on which he'was a passenger on his return from Provi dence to Washington a week ag6 Thursday night was detained in the fog on the East river for seven hour:i " The last communion was adminis tered to-him shortly before his death. He gave to the celebrant his espisco pal blessing .ad murmutre th! "S.i.' tus" as he 5as' dying. His Biography. ,Bi.opi; Saterlee- was a native of New :York and'.was -related to some of the oldest families of that state, his maternal grandfather being Governor Joseph Yates. The episcopal cathed ral in course of construction in. -the outskirts of this city will be a monu ment to his :memory. It was he who 12 years ago served as the bearer of a non-political peti tion to Emperor NiCholas II., entreat ing him to use his Influetice in. conne Lion with other Christian pOwets' to put an end to the Armenian massa cres. " ' This petition was signed by the Archbishop: of Canterbury and other ,prelates. and represented probably for ty million Christians. Mrs. Saterlee, formerly -Miss' Jane: Churchill of .New York and a daughtyer survive ,him,, CHURCH FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY BODY OF. OLD TIME RESIDENT OF BILLINGS ARRIVES. ,The body of Sam D. Church, an old 'time resident of Billings, who dipd Febiuary 19 in Chicago, arrived in Billingse yesterday accompanied by Mrs. Church, who was with her hus band when he died. Funeral services will be i eld this aiternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Congr(gat'onal church under the auspices of the local lodge of Elks, of which the deceased was a member. Rev. S.inuel Fritsch will of felate at the' services at the =.hur-dh and it' is probable that tbe serviles at the grave' will be conducted by the Elks., lrls. W. J. Toumans, a daughter of the deceased, living in Portland, Ore., atrived in Billings yesterday to attend the. sfiie.e, as did Dello Chiteh,, a brother, who lives in northern Wyo ,ming. ti qaidep a wife and thess .ela tives 'Mr. (Chiirch leaves adsaUghter. Mrs. Orrin Nickeywh' resides in this ( . p .espondeoIe ofThe Gazette.) mer Feb '3-1.-4- i Prewett and :-wif,;e. e'i sitkt , withlhis parents in Band creek Sunday. T. J, Dudley, W. J. Bartlett, A. C. Nicholsen, C. B. Mendenhall, all of Fromberg went to Red Lodge to at tend. court th.s week., Rev. Win. Schell expects to return hode from Andeirsen Indiana, in' a week or' so. where he went about . week ago to visit relattves. C. J. Buzzetti took a trip to Bill idg to hvy -his eyes treated by a specialist., . I Lawyer Roe went to Red Indgse on codrg"txiaittrs and M. F. Emniet 1a teacbhtn.nr J his place until ha returds from Red Lodge. "MDick' DeWih and Bertle Lnton went'"to Brildger on business Tuesday Thae,. Christian workere met wit.h Mrs. Prank Bower last week to make ra geept 'to start the Christian Dr. 'Bestso was a Bridger business caller Tuesday. HkMry Russell ot Bluewater and Joe Pakorney Ir., were out after cattle Tuesday of tnYl Week. 'Airtnur'Morgan, vice president of the miners' union, came in to Coalville to look after the troubles of the union and the mine Jo-ses. •A, IR. Balliet left for his old home in 'Missouri Tuesday. SW. '.. oss' little son is quite sick ,t pr@sent but it is to be hoped he wull pull thrqugh. Mrs. John 'Hines is seriously sick at piesent with' a severe cold. ' The Christian Workers meet with Mrs. Prank Bowker Friday afternoon. Mesdames Lester Shriver and ToEl. set. were calling on Mrs. Ed. Moran on the east. side ·rejsday afternoon, )rs. SIpott Nicholsen of Bluewater as here .shopping' Friday. '~i."naiitat,'jr., ha the confract to trnish reek for the foundatia faor the Fosbaew-ebm4an bUldloig whih.ris aaolr Ss;r ·~ d~~a4 ~ ·~" THI IS THE CoMUINA'rION AT THE: CIY JAIL. If the polle force of Billings was so iltol' sers eth. conditlon of thIngs at the ji: yesterday. Tht wi#e lre 13 prisoners, packed. awa yIn hee.i., and very early yes tplray,, mo6t.n Jbac k cat, best of e, wandeelIhand insisted on fowin O.cer el er. wherever he went: ' '. ' It' was a.comlbnatlon .to ake the superbtitious man's hair g ay but Mr. Schnelder4 didnot.worry, exweit when the cat began to: eterwaul Wn4,three of the 18 mdii .to.ainmer on the bars of the 'Jail and: hout' back and forth at each other. ACUSIR SAYS THAT IE e LI D JERRY VRAL,, WHO CONVICTED BILLEK, :RECANTS TESTIMONY STORY WAS' PERJURY Eighte.nYeai-Old Boy Tells Amiaing l'8t"- ,of Having Been Induced to Tatify asi He Did-Priest Obtains Retraction of Testimony. :Chicago, Feb.:, 22.-Eighteen-year-old Jerry M. Varal, whose testimony more then any other jierso.as'd `ser.l.# . Sthe an fortune '"tller rma ais o#W4-6f the murder otf embrs oft'he. Aral family; .ih,' I anneounced tday, recanted and in an aftidiait declares that the testi mony was simply perjury.; Billek is under sentence to be hang e4 March 20. 'nhe. supreme court on Tuesday .agrmed the Judgment, de ,utroying the man's last chande unless Governor Deneen shall isdue a par don. Ndot .only does the Vsral' boy im pugn his own evidence, but he do. claris two of is' erelatives also lied. In: the affidavit' the boy states that all the vital part of the testimony he gave against- Billek at .the trAal was perJury, and was taught him by a high police official and an asiietait state's attorney. ' In the afdavvltfral,; who is now a student in. Valparaiso, Ind.,, asserts that he told the tory because a .police t.hat he told the story because a charge of murder unless he did as the pOlicc dished him' to 'do. The cigdit for polishing off the fictitious narrative he gives to an assistant state's attorney, with whom, he says, he was closeted 40 t"mles, 'the Boiferences e being from one 'to b our hl.i rs in dtieition., --He further asserts that the lnspec-. tor of police summoned him, at least 50 times, and that these conferences usuklly 'lasted 'twon .i.rin ' The confeselon was obtained through., the- instrumentality .of the Rev. P. J. O'Callaghan, head of the Paulipt fathers ip this city sa. pastor of 'St. Mary's church, who has been working in Billek's .behalf for several months. - LLINGLS MONTANA. Paid Up CpIta . . . . 5 150,00000 Surplus and Profts . . . 50,000.00 Deposit . . . . 2,000,000.00 QFFICRS .. ro Mo, Preeident. SJ.. B.A. A Vio ldr . F. M .Lipp, Aesantal Oasee. L N. y d in,' Cqe, L. $.L4 John, Aesisselt Cebler. i: O. Dewuel. J. . Ared, CM. Sair, H. W. Rowley, : I. ,hpherd, P. 3. MmW , .Lee N. Goodwin, Joe Zimmriman. Interest paid on '!. I ilm peolts. A general banking business trbaIctbd. Aceoeunts Solefted. Telloistoos Naional Bank UtiTED0 STATKES D;EPOSITARY x6 ure .t d sprfta, P s.5o0: 0 posqiats, st o60,000.00 OPPrICoR AND ODIECTOR8: A. L BABO. OI .P . r . C. oABJo . V. Proasieel W. t. ALDR Casier. O. W. NICK T, Asa't Cashiter ..) . . H . A" llen TnoN . YOUR" uSINES'S S9LICITED a, tel, Sprplus ano Prerit, $75,n000.O-Deposeits, $6so,000.00. FPPICERS AND DIRECTORS: BURT IHORNY. Presmient. CHAB. SPEAR, Cashier. your .usinsiu, Ask Ds forUPrices i, ings Lu mber . C.. ..':l 80M itLmal jgm WRECKERS' PLO FAILS TO WORK 'FREIGHT TRAIN' DITCHED BY t BUMP FOR, PASENGER. RECALLS OLD ATTEMPT traIn ln S'ame Place, asd d ee $17,000 Many Years Ago-Pi ent: Bunch of .reckers Get Nothing. Sedalia, Mo., Feb. 22.-An attempt to derail an eastbound fast passenger train on the Missouri Pacific railroad, evidently for the purpose of robbery, was made at Otterville, 20 miles east! of here, at midnight last night, a rail having 'been removed. The 'ebad place in the track was struck by an extra freight train from St. Louis which was wrecked, the engineer, fireman and a brakeman be ing seriously injured. The train wreckers evidently sought to catch the train which left Kansas City at 9:10 last night for St. Louis. It was known as No. 4 and is sup posed to carry considerable money. The freight crew failed to notice the fire in the middle of the track until close upon it and too late to stop. Missouri Pacific oficials here say they have no clue to the would-be wreckers. Recalls Holdup. On almost the exact spot where last night an attempt was made to rob the train on the top of Otterville hill, the famous Jesse James and Younger gang of robbers more than 20 years ago held up a Missouri Pa cific train and secured $17,000. The robbery in which the James and Younger boys took part was conduct ed on the 'night of July 8, 186. and was one of the most daring and- su cessful affairs in their long list of crimes. While some of the gang held, up the passengers others flred' volley after volley of shots through the train to intimidate the passengers and crew. Jesse James swung, aboard the ex press car while the Youngers feld the engineer and fireman submissive. The terrified express messenger unlocked.. his strong box and handed over. 17, 000. No one 'was injured in the hold up. The robbers made good their ea cape and none of them was captured. ONE fHUNDRED NEW MEMBERS GAINED RESULT8 OF MEMBERSHIP CAMI PAIGN GRATIFYING. One hundred and one new menmbers for the Y. M. C. A. were secured yes terday as. a resuilt of a membership 'campaign which was being conducted The association now has a total mem beship of 841. - , nthusiasm prevailed throughout' the day but up to 6 o'clock the outlook for securing the hundred members was anyuaing but promising since but 79 members had been secured. By tall hustling this number wad increas ed to 101 by 10:3u o'clock last night.