Newspaper Page Text
SIAN AUTHORITIES DISCOVER
I'AN OF TERRORISTS. P KILL. GRAND: DUKE iiteler Chtchegliovitoff .Was Marked as a Victim-Grand iDuke Thought to .Have influence With Czar and Minister Was, Head of Prison. St. Petersburg, Feb. 22.-An official announcement was' made today by the mi.tistry of the interior concerning the plot which was discovered and frus trated' a few days ago by the police, the object of which was the assassina tion of Grand Duke Nicholas Nickelo ijtch, second cousin of Emperor Nich .li:.and commander of the imperial guard and M. Chtchegliovitoff, the minister of justice. The details cor respond to those already given in these dispatches. The official announcement ascribes 'the attempt directly to the socialist revolutionary party, whose terrorist associations were reorganized in May of last year after having been allowed to relapse after the congress held in Finland in the-spring of 1906. At the time of reorganization the sum of $40,000 monthly was assigned for espionage and the preparation of Ibombs and other instruments of dedbh. The group to which the execution of these latest crimes was entrusted is officially designated, as the "mobile fighting detachment of the northern district. " Other Attempts. The 'social revolutionary party four months ago made an unsuccessful at tempt to assassinate Minister Cht chegliovitoff on the occasion of the fiieral of General Maximoffsky, di rector of prisons of the ministry of the Interior, who was killed in this city by Mlle. Ragozinkova and it is responsible for the assassination of General Pavioff January 9, 1907, Ma jor Gen. Von Derelonitz on January 3, 1907, and M. Guidema, governor of the political prison on Basil island on January 30 of the same year. The murder of M. Guidema, for whom the police have been searching in.vain since the crime, is among those arrested the day before yesterday. The group of terrorists is in no wise connected with the Maximalist or ganization which executed the attempt upon Premier Stolypin at his villa in this city in 1906 and which has put through several big political robber ies in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Would Reach Evils. The selection of Grand Duke Nich olas and M. Chtcheglovitoff for as sassination has occasioned some re mark as neither the grand duke nor the minister has been prominent in repressive measures. In M. Chtcheglovitoff the revolution lsts apparently were trying to kill not the man but the head of the depart ment responsible for the political trials of the last year as well as the prison regime under which thousands of, revolutionists have suffered. Grand Duke Nicholas, although not directly connected with the administration ex cept by his position of commanding troops in St. Petersburg, has been I held up by the revolutionaries to the popular gaze as a malevolent influence I on Emperor Nicholas. The police have discovered on Basil island the headquarters of the north- I ern organization. In a secret cham her were found, in addition to a quan tity of revolvers and cartridges, two ] powerful bombs of the finest work- I ,lanship and a great quantity of at .. us the bes typewriter that money x -: can buyl The Remington m ..igton Typewriter Company New York and Everywhere Avenue; Billings, Mont. t 1'enht a. an "Aco iieis. The of -the I t.aisg .where I'. e p o ocket i tan''Lbee idtnte his ::an acoomplice in the muirers of I.Mutn ant General Pavilof, Major General Von Derlaiqnits and General, Main omen+ "d two. 'omen;a. r w. • ere . a r.te edi ;Te trio;m & ?a t ted yeater day in Finland are shut up in the for tress. It is reported that the wife and sister-in-law of a millionaire mer chant named Meehkoff, whose *house was among those searched by the pD lice,. are'being held 'as membl i 'of the organization. M. Meshkoff is the own Ier of 50 steamers plying on the Volga.. KILLED SQUAW WITH BOTTLE INDIAN CONFESSES HE MUR DERED WOMAN. DOG SCENTS THE CRIME Set Fire to Tent But It Failed to Burn-Told Authorities That His Wife Froze to Death, But Dog Smelled Blood on His Clothes. Tonopah, Feb. 22.-Frank Kawch, an Indian, today confessed to the mur der of his squaw, for which crime, he has .been confined in the county jail pending his hearing. The crime of the Indian was traced by a dog owned by Justice of the' Peace Brissell of this city. Kawch,! who was drunk, beat the squaw over the head, breaking two or three whis key bottles on her skull and then, with a companion, dragged the body from a gulch, where the murder had taken place, to her tent and then set 'fire to the tent,' but the fire went out. This happened off. last Wednesday' night, just outside of Tonopah and next morning Kawch came into Judge Brissell, who is the acting coroner and wanted to make arrangements for the funeral, stating .that the squaw had been frozen to death. Justice Brissell has a dog, half set ter and half pointer and the animal sniffed the clothing of the Indian 'sus piciously and then. continued barking at him until, the attention of the judge's wife was attracted when she detected blood on the Indian's cloth ing. This led to an investigation with the result that Kawch was arrested. The Indian today confessed to District Attorney McCarren, Chief of Police Malley and Deputy Sheriff Swansey that the old woman bothered him so when she was drunk that he had to kill her in self defense. She pulled his hair, he said, and dragged him to the ground. Then he grabbed the whiskey bottle that she had emptied and swung it on her head, killing her. CHICAGO'S COSTLY SNOW. City Paid $25,000 for Snow in Middle West. Chicago, 'Feb. 22.-The city today completed the task of clearing the business section of the snow that fell in the great storm of last Tuesday and Wednesday. Four thousand men were kept busy for four days and "8,000 wagon loads of snow were removed. The expense to the city was about $25,000. Two lions were the gifts sent by I King Menelik of Abyssinia to theP Pope at Rome, through Father Ber nard, a missionary prient. RACE QUESTION DEBATE WAXES FIERCE OVER JIM CROW CARES. REPARTEE IS~ILLIANT Campbell of Kansas Is Wittiest of the Dibater ut ut otherners Are Clever.=Amendmeht Causing the Debate is Lost by Big Vote. Washington, Feb. 22.-The race question came, to the surface in the house today, when Mr. Heflin of Ala bama offered an amendment to the District of Columbia street railway tract bill providing for' "Jim Crow" cars. Mr. Heflin .declared that separate care for the Whites and blacks had solved the race problem in Alabama and he expressed the opinion that such an arrangement would solve it in Washington. "Mr. Foster of Vermont. voiced his protest against the amendment ahd said it was regretable that on the birthday of George Washington such un-American propostitlons should be advanced. "Does my friends'believe -Washing ton himself would vote for this amend ment if he 'were here?" inquired Mr. Griggs of Georgia, amid laughter. "Emphatica± y no," said Mr. Foster. The amendment was' bitterly fought. by Mr. Madden of Illinois, who assert ed that congress 'should never leglis late in favor of one element against 'another. He was twitted by iur. Griggs, who inquired of him if he remember ed the "shot gun" quarantine estab lished by Governor Tanner against negroes. Mr. Madden responded that he never conceded the right of the gov ernor to act as he did. Members Excited. By this time a number of ,southern member's were vainly seeking recogni tion. "Which race does the amendment discriminate against?" inquired .Mr. Humphreys of Mississippi, who first got the chairman's eye. "I don't conle the right of the gentleman to ask such a question?" Mr. Madden replied, at which the de mocrats derisively laughed. It remained for Mr. Campbell of Kansas to interest the house on the subject. He defended the negroes of Washington and said he never noticed anything offensive on their part on street cars. 'Nothing disturbs your equanimity except small children, remarked Mr. Clayton of Alabama. None .Disturb Him. "There are a great many who do not disturb me at au,". was Mr. Camp bell's retort. "Would you add the representative from Alabama?" inquired Mr. Griggs, amid laughter. "I will and the gentleman," said Mr. Campbell, smilingly. "By request?" said Mr, Simms. "Yes," said Mr. Campbell, "and by request of the gentleman from Geor gia." The repartee cohvulsed the house and galleries, which had be came packed to the doors, with many struggling for admittance. Mr. Campbell said he would regard it as an evil day when congress would create a class distinction. A voice was heard to say teat the republicans were after nerm votes: Glared "i~ ,;oe. out ,of the qtin l o , as there were many colored men to his state hQ :Cdid not vote. l d awtl` S t Georgiaetad a dls patch that 'Booiker WR.hlngton had oeen denied hotel accommodation at Wichita. :Mr. Cabell. took the ,matter ..i serious, and declared 'tati it the dia patch 'ad tifaind tf Washington had the time 0to give, the hotel keeper could be made the defendant In an action for damages, and he added: f'Y'he -prbabilles arethat the hOtel .ia was 'idemocrit from Alibak~hir Georgia." "The demobfat* froi6 Alabama or Georga," IndtrJ dted Mr. Bartlett. of ra "don'tgo gtoo Kanmsas vev often." : "And, tley don't stay democrats when th`ey do go," was Mr. Campbell's quick retort. Takes New Turn. The debate at this juncture took a new turn. 'Does the gentleman _believe in black and white children going to the same school?" Mr. Heflin demanded to know. , Mr. Campbell answered by saying that his children attended a mixed school in Plttsburg, IKa., his own town. "Would you worship with a negro?" Mr. Heflin aleo asked. The reply of Mr. Campbell was that only last. Sunday he had done so. Pursuing his inquires, Mr. Heflin asked Mr. Campbell if he believed in intermarriagb between, the races. "No, sir," "shouted Mr. Campbell, and he said there was a vast difference between social equality and public equality. "I would not permit my daughter to -marry some white men," he ex claimed. "Would you permit her to marry any colored man?" was the query of Mr. Bell of Tpexas. Raising lhi ,,voice to a high pitch Mr. Campbell exclaimed: "No, sir,' and there was loud ap' plause when he added: 'But I would permit that 'colored man to have rights under 'the constitution. The houise was thrown into an up. roar when Mr. Simms said: "Lets thresh the negro question out later, even if we have to thresh each other out. A charge by Mr. Hardwick of Geor gia that the republicans were "trying to play a little politics on the ques tion" brought down 'upon him decisive laughter ahd hoots from that side of the chamber. Debate aon. the question was brought to a close by Mr.' Smith of Michigan declaring that the amendment, If adopt ed, would drive the street railways In to bankruptcy. o ne amendment was defeated, 140 to 59. 8cnate Celebrates. Washington, Feb. 22.-In the pre sence of many senators and a large i gathering from the galleries Senator McCumber of North Dakota today read the farewell adress of Washing ton. The famous address received close attention. / The house took no formal notice of Washington's bHthday anniversary, but it formed the subject of Chaplain Coudeh's prayer. ATHLETIC. MEET AT LOCAL Y. M. C. A. TELEGRAPHIC TRACK MEET TO BE HELD- MARCH 14. From Saturday's Daily: The Y. M. C. A. telegraphic track meet will be held March 14, according to information received from Salt Lake by Physical Director Jess Hop kins. Associations in Omaha, Port land, Denver, Salt Lake and Billings will participate in the meet. A high school meeting between contestants in the cities named will be held at the same time as the Y. M. C. 'A. meet. Results in all of the events will be telegraphed to Salt Lake by the va rious associations in. the cities taking part, and the results in other cities telegraphed back as soon as possible. The idea is a new one in the west but is said to be meeting with approval in the east. The schedule of events in the Y. hi. C. A. meet-is as follows: Mile dash, 100 yard dash, 220 yard dash,' 440 yard dash, 880 yard dash, rtlnning high jump, pole, vault, 120 yard potato race, 100 yard relay race, four men entered, and a" 12 pound shot put. Similar events are con tained in the schedule for the high school meet.' Individual medals will be awarded and team trophies given. Dates -of the arrangements for receiving and sending `the restlts will' be settled later. ' Clarence Holliday was elected cap tain of the 'Y. 1. C. A. basketball team last night. The team will play 'the Co. K team, high school team and the Muscatine,: ;Iowa, b .sketballl 'team which will be here tae latter part of next' month: ', ` 'Basketbaill games' between the Methodists and Presbyterlans ahd the Congregational anu. Christian church teams will' lbe played' tnight under the auspices of the. City Sunday 'School Athletic league. 'No admission is charged to these gamnies. MASSACRE OF INFIDELS. Mulal Hafld Tells His Followers Fairy Tales. Fez, Feb. 22.--A letter has come here from Mulai Hafid, the sultan of the south, announcing a "massacre of the infidels." Its reading was salut ed with the firing of 200 guns. Mulal Hafld says, among other things, that the stream where his men are ea camped . "overloiling with the blood of the Fregch." RIO GRANDE SHOPS• OPE.. of the Denvtr & 8ti o, h;sde' Rafliosi. compasry wahih osa u ' owades e es. ruarp 14 tfor an ipdIWtea erlod will, it is ann e ued todady, e reopen. Memd moraing, giviag eiployment to .ore than 30 men. iTiT1ON , IN AWSON COUNTY RANCHER WOuLD .ETrLE. . Joseph E' a ra p her f - sOn county. resiking at Glendive, fled ýIttt y p la "jbkruptcy Court ye~erday bdfdre .Re'Yibe Frith. Elsenhart has but two creditors. Hiis liabilities are $4,140.72 and his assets are>$1,630 of which he blaims $600 is exempt.L - His liabilities consist of a mortgage held by Skinner & Thomas of 'South St. Paul on 50 head of cattle. for $4,. 040.72 and ,toýrey's :fees of $100. The cattle on which the mortgage was lv en are valued at $1,000 according to the list of assets, and by being de clared a bankrupt, the petitioner es capes a deficiency judgmeht should the mortgage be foreclosed. Eizenhart's assets consist of house hold goods, valued at $136; horses and cows, valued at $350; farming imple ments, valued at $75; carriages and vehicles, valued at .$75, and 50 head of range cattle valued at $1,000. Hearing in the case has been set for March 5. WHERE .18 TALGO'S PONY. Little Fellow Has Strayed From His Home. Chief of Police Talgo is bemoaning the loss of his Snetland pony, which has strayed from home. The pony is a. bay weighing about 500 pounds and has a white star in his forehead. Anyone notifying the chief or notfying the members of the police force so that the animal can be impounded, will confer a favor on Chief Talgo. ALBIN WILL ERECT A FINE RESIDENCE PURCHASES LOTS FROM W. B. GEORGE ON WEST SIDE. B. R. Albin yesterday purchased rom W. B. George three lots on the southwest side of Yellowstone avenue, adjoining the home of C. W. Forester. The property is located in the heart of one of the finest residence districts of Billings, where no house can be constructed costing less than $3,000. It is said that Mr. Albin will immediate ly have plans drawn for a magnificent dwelling to cost $6,000 to be erected on these lots. The structure will be designed as bachelor apartments and will be occupied by Mr. Albin. POLICE BUSIED WITH YOUTHS BOYS OCCUPIED ATTENTION OF AUTHORITIES YESTERDAY. THREE ARE BUTTE BOYS Traveling From Nowhere to Some where They Sleep in the Jail by Kindness of the Pollce-Two Ar rested for Getting Drunk. From Saturday's Daily. Police court and the police have been concerned largely with boys the past two days, no less than dive of thei having received attention yester day and Thuladay night. It, was on a charge of disturbance that two of the boys were arraigned in police court yesterday morning, and the evidence showed that they had been served with liquors by bartend ers here in the city.. Neither of the boys was over 21, though the older, John Schwarz, strongly flaintained that he had ruched that age and passed. it. Judge Mann lectured both of the boys and talked strongly to the oar tenders, threatening that if another such case was called to his attention he would visit heavy punishment upon the ofienders. "Selling .liquors to minors must stop," said his honor as a final word. The older boy was fined $10. Thomas Jackson, John Duggan and John Bullivan, all of Butte and all un der 18, arrived in Billings yesteiday without money and without price. How they got here and whether they came from the east or west no one knows, but the trio claim they came from Butte and intend to go back that way in order to reach Goldfield. Why they made this side trip the boys do not explain. Just Wandering. They did not seem to be certain what they intended to do in Goldfleld. One boy said he thought "they would sell papers," and another thought "Goldflield ought to be'good now." Duggan is from Butte, but claims to be from San Francisco, even going so far'as to give his address as 4165 ast Clarke street: Jqhn Sullivan denies that he is from Batte, but wasa't certail where he did.come from, while Thomas Jackson admitted that he ease from the big copper camp.. .. The three boys are very dirty with I- the dust and mud of t.vel, but th. seem to be healthy s;q husky aud were arreste.l .e,$e pp . s m ply give them a bed. It is expected that they will be released this morning, as they have expressed an intention of going back to Butte. 0)BBIS 'FALLS G AND BREAKS IEG WAS BUILDING ;INE q .4 L RANCH NEAR O pe ." Lew Robbins, a carpenter and old time resident of this city, was brought to Billings -yesterday front the A. C. Ifogan ranch near Bull Mountain star tlon, with.& brokenJeg, received while building a barn for Mr. Logan on his ranch. He was taken to the hospital and the fracture was reduced. Mr. Robbins was working on -the barn and in walking on a 'two-inch beam slipped and fell a distance of about 18 feet to the ground breaking his leg above the knee. The ranch is located about three Miles from ,BuiIl 1Rouatali station and the injured man was placed in a wagon and taken to the station. For tlnately: a freight train was .leavipt for this city when, he arriv there: and he was placed on this ,and was ac co-mpanied by one of the Logan boys to Billings. Alihough the accident occurred about noon the injured man did not reach this city -until aotut 5 o'clock last evening.' GUN MAN GETS THIRTY DAYS JOHN GILCHRIST HAS FORTUN ATE ESCAPE FROM PEN. FRIENDS HELP BIM OUT Man Who Shot James Grady in the Leg Tuesday Night is Pulled Out of Hole by Testimony of Witnesses Pleads Guilty to Disturbance. From Saturday's Daily. To the disgust- of the county attor ney and the city officials including Mayor Foster, John Gilchrist, who shot James Grady in the leg Tuesday night secured so many of "his friends" to testify for him in the case yester day that it was impossible to convict him of first degree assault and he was merely sent to jail for 30 days on a charge of disturbance. Nearly the whole morning was taken up with the trial of Gilchrist on the original charge of first degree assault, and it was only after the evidence ad duced by the defense absolutely con troverted -that offered by the state, that County Attorney Wilson, feeling that he could not go to the district court on such a case dismissed'it and immediately filed a complaint of dis turbance against Gilchrist, who plead ed guilty to that charge and was sent enced to 30 days in the county ji. Change Opinions. Joe Elliott and Fred DeVall, relied upon by the prosecution to bring a conviction, went back on their stories told the police the night of the fracas. DeVall had told the police that he had been in a fight with Gilehrist and that Gilchrist got a gun ald aimed at him whereupon he fled. Yesterday he tes tified that he had never seen the gun in Gilchrist's hands, and that he had merely heard, the shot after he left the saloon. Elliott told' the police that Gilchrist aimed the gun at DeVall as he went out the. door, but that he' (Elliott,) struck it aside and the bullet entered Grady's left leg. Yesterday he swore on the stand: that Gilchrist was not aiming at any one end' that he grab bed the gun for fear Gilchrist might shoot. They All Help.' There were three.or four other wit nesses for the defense and: the change of memory on the part of DeVall and Elliott with the testimony of other witnesses weakened the, state's case so much that no 'conviction' could be secured. `:Gilchrist, according to othcers, has been in trouble before and has.a repu tation for making gun .plays. He ser v7d 10. days for vagrancy several months ago. Elliott, who Is a cripple, was arrest ed Thursday night 'for himself making a gun play in the Globe saloon, tbutt it is understood that the bartender has refused to appear against him though Chief Talgo telephoned yesterday to ask him to appear. Elliott was arrested in the Bud weiser saloon, where the gun play of Tuesday night took place. De Vail pleaded guilty to disturb ance and Ae fined $10. COFFEL2 You cin buy scmethin called "cpffce" at 10c lb with 3000 mils. of R RP freight from the -roaster; don't, Ter pIsreturms reer esep i yei es. ke Scrblfg's'. Beet; vs psy him. MDULNG x OF COUCIL V.R R LITTLE BUSINEES OONE BY STY FATHERS LAST NIGHT. SETIT :ARE -HEAl W*lved for Changing Ict.am Radiators to Hot Water and Connecting With Heating Compans Mains at City Hall, Last night's meeting of the city council was decidedly uninteresting and was held more from custom than necessity for transacting the business of the city. The hearing, of two pti tions,. reading of a communication re garding bonds and a disinterested die cussion on sprinkling which most of the city fathers wanted to defer until later took up the 45 minutes of the meetings . Probably the most important thing done Was to order bids advertised for. to install 710 feet: of additional heat radiat.o. in the: city hall; change the present radators from .steal toi ohot water radiators and connect with the Billings Mutual Heating company's asmins 'at North Twenty-nllth street and First avenue. Bids for the work w~i ,be .eceived; and probeablybe act. ed on Tuesday eveaing' at a special meeting of the council held for that purpose. Protest Received. A communication from a few prop erty owners residing between Third and Fifth avenues north, 'protesting against being included in the Im provement distridt for macadamising was read and called forth short dis cussion during which the mayor etat ed that he had made a canvass of the property owners in question and found that bat 50 at the outside of the own ers of the 372 lots in the district op posed being included in the district while others were equally as enthusi astic over being included in the dis trlct and wanted the macadamising done. A petition for an electric light on the corner of Nineteenth street and First avenue north and a petition -to be allowed to operate a lunch wagon on Minnesota avenue were referred to the proper committees. EXHIBITS ARRIVING FOR BIG MEETING HORTICULTURAL TROPHIES HAVE BEEN SHIPPED HERE. Exhibits of fruit for the meeting of the Montana Horticultural society which will be held in Billings the last four days in this month have been re ceived by I. D. O'Donnell, secretary of the chamber of commerce from H. C. Colville a fruit raiser of the Bitter Root valley residing in Missoula and Mr. O'Donnell has received word that a number of other, exhibits are an route to this city. Contained in Mr. Colville'e exhibit are nine varieties of winter apples and Mr. O'Donnell. has received Word from ex-Governor Robert Smith of Big Fork that J.-C. Wood of Kalispell las shipped three boxes of apples sad that he has forwarded the Stockensa and Farmer and the Flathead cups which will be contested for by the ex hibitors. As prizes will be awarded for pot ted plants and canned fruits the peo ple of the Yello~stone valley will be given an opportunity of exhibiting plants and canned fruits in competi tlon with the visitors. To provide entertainment for the visitors a trip of inspection to the Billings sugar factory and a receptioi at the Billings club have been ar ranged for. W. 8. Garnsey, Jr., man ager of the factory has -consented to allowing the visitors to inspect the factory and will provide guides for them in all probability - MUSICIANS' UNION .WILL GIVE DANCE ONE OF FINEST AFFAIRS OF THE SEASON IS PROMISED. .what promises to be one of the most enjoyable social events of the Season will be the cohoert and ball given by the Musicians' union of this city at the garage next i'riday even ing, February 28. There will be a dance program of 25 numbers, music for which will be furnished by a select orchestra of 16 members of the union, under the'lead ership of Dan Maidas. Between each dance number there will, be a concert selection by the famous Second Regi ment band of 23 maen, under the direc tion of Homer C. Beach. Thus there will be "musle in the air" at all times. Another innovation will be the serv ing of lee cream and cake to the ladies dauring the intermsesion The proceeds of the afair a to be used bor, the purpose ofr sending a delatea t to e national convention orf te American Isedertio of Musicians, to be held in St. louis the coming summer.