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eI T AL IN RON COUN
' 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 [email protected] 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.

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