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' per; i! I · · · ; ·. .1 * TheBillngs aze-tte VOL. XXiV . .. BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUE DAY, APRIL 28, 1908. " DEATH' LIST INCREASED BELATED REPORTS SHOW MORE VICTIMS OF TORNADO WHICH SWEPT OVER SOUTH. RELIEF MEASURES ,Believed That Number of Dead in Three States Will Not Exceed 350 About 1,200 Are Injured-Gravity of Situation Centers in Problems of Furnishing Food and Shelter. *New Orleans, April 27.-With 3-25 -newly made graves distributed broad cast over nearly the entire width of Louisiana; 'Mississippi and Alabama, the dead in Friday's torneda had been mostly cared for tonight and it was possible today to state with accuracy that the death list in the three states woald not exceed 350. The few who may yet be added to the fatalities are possibly a .score of 200 most serious ly, injured in hospitals throughout the states. The remaining injured, num bering about 1,090, were reported on the road to recovery. The gravity of today's situation cen tered in the problems of, living, name ly, food arid shelter. Fortunately the great territory over which the storm swept left an opportunity for the un harmed neighbors interspersed every where throughout the centerscof want to furnish relief more quickly and ef fectively than would have been possi ble had the force of the storms been confined to one continuous strip of country. Three deaths today at Natchez Char ity hospital make a total of 110 deaths for the territory embracing in the path from Block River, La., through Concordia parish, Louisiana, and the counties of Adams and Jeffer son in Mississippi state. Belated reports from the territory along the wilder logging roads run ning west from Epps station, Mississ ippi, indicate; that the lost of life in that section was much greater than at first reported. At a turpentine camp between Epps and Purvis, near the road 12 dead were' found and 15 In jured. STORM PASSES NORTH. Tornado Strikes Georgia for the Seo ond Time. Atlanta, Ga., April 27.-All reports today indicate that .the windstorm which rolled up a death list of nearly 400 and a list of injured of about 1,200 during the last. four days has passed north. Careful canvass seems to make the death list 370 for the states of Louis iana, Mississippi and Georgia, with Georgia the least sufferer. The dead in this state will number not more than 30., The property damage in r11 states is considerable. The storm was peculiar in that it traveled in circles. Yesterday it struck Georgia with ter rific force for a second time. Rivers Are Flooded. Flood 'conditions prevail in most of '.the rivers in this section. Columbus, Ga., is suffering from a serious flood, mills are shut down and the street car service is suspended. This condition. extends to other parts of the state and in Alabama the rain of yesterday - being the heaviest of years. Frightened negroes are flocking into Fort Deposit from all country dis tricts. The latest reports of' the storm of Friday and Saturday of last week come from northern Mississippi and parts of Alabama. Alencon, a small town, reported 15 dead last night and this report is oonfirmed this morning. Red Cross to Aid. Washington, April 27.--The ofcials of the Red- Cross announced today that the organization stood ready to assist in anyway in extending help to thai sufferers -froni the tornado in tlhe south. It Will,furnish nurses, doctors and atipplies.4 Th: association also annoiunqed that they will receive do nations for the sufferers. Belated Reports Are Bad. , - New Orleans, April t7."-Belated re pqorts firom Louisiana and Mipsissippi continue to come in from remote parts, -which have been cut off from commu nication adding materially to the death list. Reports from Cathoula pairsh, 'Louisiajia, tell of the death of several persons and of great destruction 6f property. A report from Rlchton, 'Miss., tells of the death of 15 persons Sand the injury of many more. Re ports from the teryitory between Pus' uas, Mise., anadthe rul &eip . island railroad also 4a8 to'th~ death lst Governor Noel of Mississipi hi, selnowledged the recelpt of a tel SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR Hon. Benjamin R. Tillman, United States senator from South Carolina, -ho hasm been a prominent figure in national politics for a number of years 'wing tothe recent illness of Mr. TIIIman, the 'doctors have advised him*to .tke a so0mplete rest, and it is announced that he- and Mrs. Tillmar will hortly saill for Europe. , 4 MESSAGE SHUT OUT OF HOUSE REACTION OF RULES, MADE TO BREAK UP FILIBUST&R. t POLITICAL DEBATE rawney Shows That Sundry CIvlI Ap propriations Have Been Cut $110, 000,000-Rodenburg Holds D--tc cratic Record Up toRidic-l... Washington, April 27.-The': eyedT up house.rules to meet the democratic Ilibuster, reacted to shut out a mes sage President ,Roosevelt- had pre pared and planned "to have read in ,hat body today. 'It was found impos ible to untangle the sna.I of motigns o get the house out of committee of :e whole.r and finally, to cover' ;the Joint 'of no quorumin, lon;g enough to iave the president's message receiv 3d, much less read. His secretary, ir. Latta, who had waited for an hour' n the corridor, was turned away with he message under his arm and made Is way to the senate. It was with an eye to political capi al that the house proceeded through ut the day. The little that was ac ibmplished was made the vehicle f,r xHlitical daiseualon. A resolution was asse 'authorising the news print pa er investigation, but not until the ex edieney of that investigation. had ?een disoussed. Mr. Williams, the ninority leader, characterised it as a nethod of delay, while, republican ipeakers maintained it was being nade in good faith and that a report rould be made at the present session should the democratic filibuster per nit members of that committee to do heir work. Currency Bill Criticised. The sundry civil appropriation bill was then taken up and three of the sight hours decided on for general de. ate were used. In this time Mr. •awney showed that the house had gut the appropriations $110,000,000; dr. Rodenburg of Illinois held the lemocratlc record of the past tew rears ,up to ridicule, and andertook o,show that, material progress had seen made under republican rule; Mr. darmhall of North Dakota critietised he Aldrich eurtency bill; Mr. Spight SMississippi urged c-.ongress to rib and tq southern states the, $60,000,.00 ollected 'in cotton ntes 'during the ~til'war,' an .r.t 8r ihacelord of Mis ourd took the ioelblleans generally otau and jspeiilly oriticitsed the shrtage in ilie t. Luis ulreasury. ::The .ses sion= was ,enisd at 5:05 'clock, to begl at' 11 o'elock tomor w, whenthe saindry `cflil bill will )e considered. FIRE DESTROY8 SThAr MER. 'art of the C Crew Lainded. at Santa. Elena, lays Dispatch. Guayaquil, Ecuador;' April 27.-It is deported here that the steamer Ca uique from Moltepdo, March 24, for. an ,Francipio, has been totally de tiroyed by fir. Part blthei ,teamer's :row has be$p landed;at 8anta Elena. The Caleiq a ilt in Sunders and Ii 1893 She was owned by the w YTork and .Pa.ific Steamship uompany.i INSANE NEGRO USES HATCHET ESCAPES FROM COLORADO ASY LUM AND COMMITS CRIME. Pueblo, April 27.-Edward McAfee, a negro. escapdd from the state in sane asylum here late this afternoon, attacked Mrs. Edward P. Jones, whomn he met in the street with a hatchet and she will die. McAfee stood off his pursuers with an axe and was cap tured only after a fire company was called out and turned a fire hose on him. ROOSEVELT 1S PLEASED PRESIDENT SATISFIEI WITH TWO' , SHIPS EACH YEAR. REGARDED AS VICTORY Had Four Battleships Been Author Inzd United States Would Soon Be In .Position to Dictate Terms of DI. armament of Nations. Washington, April 27.-Two battle ships a year is what President Rooas velt says he has accomplished through his fight for his naval program. Had he:been victorious in having tour sucha ships authorized at this session the United States could have dictated terms of disarmament to the nations of the world. This statement, made toniglht following the passage by the senate today of the naval bill calling for 'two new battleships, is understood to reveal the president's source of strength in the naval fight which has been waged so strenuously. Furthermore, the two ships this year, with the promise of two ships, each year to follow, which the presi dent has accepted as a bona fide stip ulation on the part of the senate, means simply a program which will place the United States in the front rank of naval progression, but which fails to place it in the position of die tating a cessation of naval aggression. Can Dictate Naval Policy. That 'the president on the whol6 is pleased with the result of his ef forts with congress on this subject was made manifest tonight; that he firmly believes in the ability of the United States to ditate ,the naval pol icy of the world in the future, through demonstration of ability to over whelmingly outstrip rival construe. tion, is equally 'manifest. . % President Roosevelt wanted four battleships this. year.' He got two.. Wiih the two he obtained the prom Ise that two more would be forthcom lng each ,year. This means, consider ing the dimensions of the battleships which modern construction dictates, that the-United States shall keep fully abreast of the naval armament of any other nation. The friends of the president flaushed tonight with what they regard as a signal victory for his internas tional Pooicy and the details of thia victory are freely given and declared to reflect the enberance of President Roosevelt. BATT E.OF BIUQUETS FLORAL SHOWER FOR THE AMER ICAN SAILORS IN BEAUTI FUL SANTA BARBARA. IS GRA4D EVENT Flower.Carnival eld in Honor of Vis iting Sailors ok the Atlantic Squad ron Brilliant aid Beautiful Affair Admiral Thomas Preparing to Re turn Commandto Admiral Evans. Santa Barbara, April 27.-A day of vivid colors .flashing in the brilliant rays of an undimmed sun, a day redo lent of the prefumery of apring .los sor~s and of petal strewn pathways, a day of gaily attired holiday throngs a day of flower decked coaches and soldiers passing in review before: thou auds of cheering people, a day of white uniformed marching sail,"s, with gun barrels .hidden in roses, a day of flying bouquets hurled in floral warfare at the passing pageant, a day of coft southern 'breezes, of blue skies and deeper hued waters; of palm-lined ocean boulevards, and flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere the eye could reach-such are the features of Santa Barbara's: floral festival' today in. honor of the Atlantic battlesihip flee't Nor did the'. fitivities end with:the setting of the. sun, for tonight the ocean front is 'gay with lights, with dancing. sailors. gathered .in an out door ballroom, .with the radiance of the illuminated fltilla and with lively music. A brilliant ;idoor ball for the officers is also iai gala event. The floral parade in the afternoon, with its wonderful setting of crowds ashore and blue water and white ships beyond the' turftb'eaten beach formed a picture of rainbow beauty unrivaled. The officers of the ieet, in whose hon or the pageant' ias :planned, sat in a gygeat ,tribaiial aip Pitheater at' the head of the Plaza !i ! Mar facing the ocean, and were unstinted' in their applause. . .lrd ,ork on Battleships. The afternoon and evening of gaiety ashore were preceded by a morning of -hard work on most of the 16 battle ships at anchor in the ocean road stead. There are endless details of the celebrations still to come that must be-settled. Preparations are be ing made for Admiral Thomas, who is soon to- -transfer his- lag from the Connecticut back to the Minnesota, in anticipation of the return of Rear Ad miral IWans to command the- fleet for its entry through the Golden Gate of San Francisco. There is stout work to be done on the broken engine in the Missouri, and above all there is the attempt to maintain disiplpne'and efficieney which much shore leave to meet. the"'wishes of the coast cities of, California has matenrally interfered #itb. Evans to Command. 'It was officially announced during the day that AdmiraL vWans bias de cided to adhere to his originalitnnen tion, and that instead of rejoining the fleet at Monterey on 'May 1, as `ecent ly announced, he will wait until the afternoon of May 5, when, just before the shipr leave Santa Cruz, he will board his -Ad flagship, the Connecti cut, and his ensign will be broken from the main truck. Rear Admiral Thomas, who has been senior officeer present ever since the fleet entered American waters, will transfer his lag to the Minnesota on the morning of May 5 to make way for the retarn of ,the conimander-ingchief during the affernoon. As Admiral Evans has never been detached from command of the fleet, but haa retained control during all. the time he has been at Paso Rob'es undergoing treatment, there will i'e no formal or official cetemony to mark his return to com mand. The fleet enters the Golden Gate at noon on May 6, the review occurs in San Francisco harbog on May 8, and on May 10 Admiral vrans 1 expected to haul down his flag permanently. The fleet will then pass under actual command of Admiral-Thomas for five dayse. On May 15 he ,will be relieved at his own request to make' way for Admiral Charles 8. Splerry, who is to take the ships on their world-cruise back to New York. MIrssouri's Engine Damaged., It was said today that the damage to the port engine on the Missouri is so serious that there is a strong poe sibility of the ship not being able to accompany the fleet.t. the far east in Jnuly. A new eyliarndr bead must be planned and east, fitted and installed, (Continued on Fourth Page.) WIFE F SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR ° oam ~streograpbh.copyrlbht. by Underwood &.Underwere,N.T.. Mrs. Benjamin R. Tillman, wife of the senator from Sputh arolinal 'who, it is announced will accompany her distinguished husband. m~__. _ __ i FALLING CHIMNEY KILLS SCHOOLBOY SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED IN ACCIDENT AT BUFFALO, N. Y. Buffalo, N. Y.; April 27.-While a party of school children were playing in the yard of a public school on Swan street today a tall chimney oh en adjoining building was blown over by a heavy gust of wind. William Pinsell, 14 years old, was .aught under the debris and crushed Eo death. Hugh Doherty," aged i16 rears, received a fracturea skull, :and. Era Hodges, aged 14 years, su..ined sany lacerationslqnd is internally; in I rod.; VSyeal .others -:received minor Sits. and bruises, CATTLE THIEF IS :CAPTURED HIIP-PO" JOHNSON ARRESTED AT BELT BY U. S. MARSHAL. FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE Escaped From Jail at Alberta, Cana da, About Year Ago-Will Be Ar. raigned Before Judge Hunt Today. To Be Taken Back to Canada. (Specail to The Gazette.) Helena, Aprll' 27.-"Hip.O" Johnson, n alleged cattle thief, dead shot and ill around bad man, who has been a ugitive from' justice for more than a rear, was arrested at Belt last night )y Deputy United States -Marshall :iaigler at the request of the Canadian lorthwest police: He was, taken to Butte today where omorrow he will be arraigned before !ederal Judge Hunt. He is charged with cattle stealing and made a sensa ional escape from jail at McCloud, Uberta, in August, 1904. He was )adly wanted, having led the Cana-. lan authorities a chase extending 'rom. Montana tb Mexico and all In ervening states, as well as Nevada md Arizona. He is said to have been at the head >f the noted gang of cattle rustlers. lefore he can be returned to Canada, he .papers must be approved by See etary of State Root. IFTER FOUR WEEKS. NO RUEF JURY YET San Francisco, April 27.-The be [inning of the fourth week of the rial of Abraham Ruef on one of the 17 indictments for bribery against mim finds the jury incomplete. Nine nen are in the box, accepted, two are assed subject to peremptory chal enge. 1OHNSON TALKS TO METHODISTS Hancock, Mich., April 27.-Gover nor Johnson of Minnesota tonight ad. Iresed 2,000 people at 'er"dge the iter at Hancock. The meeting was held under the auspices or the Metho list church. SIIPilPROGRAM 15 DEFEATED AMENDMENT TO, NAVAL BBILL VOTED DOWN IN SENATE. AFTER LONG' DEBATE Newly Elected Senrbtors Vote in Favor of: Four Bat l.ships-MaJority, t vare, Two. Beve idge and Aldrich ome Tog.ethei. . SWashtina7taAn;rtil 1't.; ian ridveP whelming vote Preshidet Roqgevelt'a four-battleship program failed 'in the senate just as it did in' the house. The amendment for four battleshipa'wa introduced by Senator.Piles, and the fight for its adoption was led. by Sen ator Beveridge. rTwentyj-three Votes were cast for the increased program, the number largely being made up of recently elected senators. Fifty sen ators _oted to support the house and I.he recommendation of the senate naval committee also, being only two battleships. The debate on the battleship amend merit lasted three days to the exclu sion of all other matters. It was be gun by Senator Beveridge with an eloc quent appeal for the support of the president' and a suggestion that the larger navy might be needed for war. Members of the committee upbraided the Indiana senator for this veiled hint of war with another country, and sought to make him... admit that he meant Japan. Smith Protests. At times the discussion came near being acrimonious, and especially the sharp exchanges occurring between Senators Aldrich and 'Beveridge. The former's reference to Mr. Beveridge excited Senator Smith of Michigan to protest against the senate chamber being made a "slaughter house for the young senator from. Indiana." It was developed by Senator Alli son during the debate that there is an understanding among the senate leaders for the authorization of two battleships each year until the Ameri can navy is regarded as sufficient to meet any demands that may be made upon it. As finally passed the bill carries ap propriations aggregating $12,115,6659, and provides for the construction of two battleships and two colliers and the purchase of three additional col liers, the construction of submarines, and other necessary craft and in creases the pay of officers and enlist ed men, as well as increasing both the pay and the strength of the marine corps. Filibuster Will Continue. Washington, April 27.-In a speech in the house today Minority Leader Williams said the democratic filibus ter would continue until the house de cided to add to the : campaign pub licity bill, a bill putting print paper on the free list and the anti-injunction bill. DIES FROM SPIDER BITE. Martin's Ferry, 0., April 7,--Miss Minnie Cox, a prominent society girl, died today from a spider bite she re ceived three days ago. The girl's body became greatly swollen and she suffered intense pain. NOTED MOROCCAN BANDIT W A ;', LAID BY TRIBESMEN AND.: KILLED. DECLARES RUMO Volley Fired From Ambush by HislBn emies Said to Have Laid L0ow the Bandit Chiief Whose Kidnapping Ep: isodes Had Made Him 'International Character-Originally a Farmer. Tangier, April 27.-Reports are .:in:: circulation here that Raisuli; thej ban dit, has been assassinated. The' na-r tive rumors current here are to the effect that Raisuli was ambushed ,by a band of Eymens ,while journeying::': toward Tazrant;: .-.. : Much' i 'the Public Eye. Raisuli has occupied the public at tention' to a very considerable extent during the last few years by his gressive activity. in 'Morocco, where, besides carrying on a pretty constant warfare against the sultan, he has! captured several foreigners of promi-." nence and. held. them' for ransom. He: has. been descrlibed 'as the most, pie-a turesque foreign bandit of modern times.J Raisuli was a native of Zinatt, andr: an ordinary farmer n :his early, life. lie took to briganaage .some, years' ago. He started by making raids on caravans in the ,interior and later.::i moved his field of operations to the ,y; coast, where he would threaten the ports. In October, 1906, he proclaim-,lr ed himself governbr of Arzilla, and: two weeks later was actally'appoint 1ed to that post by the 'sultan, who` alwa;s has stood in codaiderable fear` of him. It was 'then said that the': Moroccan foreih otfice was in: sym-c' 'p'ithy with Raisuli a political ambi-* tions, but foreign influences" pi.re valled anbd t'he sultlan fShaly hiad to send' his: minister 'of war' agalist im,. Hiis Noted' Captures. :'iaiauli first beeame prominent,.be fore the outside world by. his capture of W. B. Harris, the Tangier correr-.: spondent of the London Times, whom.: he released on payment of a large ransom. Next he seized,I Ion Perdl.a. a native of New . ersey, end this feat was the occasion of .the dispatch of -a.United States squadron to the :` Moroccan coast' and, the ultimatum, . "Perdbca alive br 'Raisll dead," ,:which caused great enthusiasm, at the re: publican national conventions in Cli-, cago which nominated Mr. Roosevelt for president. A .ransom' of 140,000 was paid by the sultati of Morocco and Perdica was' released. 'Raisuli's last exploit that' attracted the attention of outsiders was the. caLpture of Sir Harry MaOLean, as Dhlilhman in the service of the sula tan of Morocco, and his retntion for seven-months, during which timle the'i`i 'prisoner was subjected to more or less ill treatment. B Hir'arr wasi finally released' on the dipayment to R o m 0 Raisull of a ransom of $100,000 aiind a' guarantee from the British .govern-i ment of protection and immunity from arrest. Raisuli had many enemies in his own country. Report Confirmed.. Paris, April 27.-A news. agency here 'has what purports to be co~n- . firmation of the report of the assga.-.i sination of Raisuli. .According to thei' report received here the bandit was.i ambushed 'by a number of Leyme!et tribesmen while returnlng . sli. lhd .m from a native lofeast in h.is', -hoa6i .: Other reports express dbubt ias o thi " truth of 'the report. Rumor Is Denied,... ,. Paris, April 27.-A disajatch.h m :im Tangier to the Icho-de: Pah is siy that the report of Ralsuli's deaith'::s: false. ' It is true,'-the dispatcli:h sijd," that a band of trlbesmen'a flted: a vol ley at him from behind the bush; but: Raisull was not hlit. T: Tiii:' .-:ad sworn vengeance against'.: 'ndt chief, because alththe y badbne:ei ravaged 'by the' impra troops for sheltering Raisull, ater the capture ofi caid Maclean; he .;efused them any. i share of the ransom.' SUPREME COURT- Wil.L ADJOV Washington; April'U "-The U States k pre a cofi , urt will .p ou the term on June l Cai of docket will be uaspended i and after thpt t me the oply to announce motaios, wed , w yanmt 'm$.E