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The, Bil s Gaete
VOL.~ XXI BRINGS
, MNTNA FIDYMA 1 108
STAND PAT
FOR HUGHES
:DELEGATES FROM NEW YORK TO
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL -CON
VENTION CONFER.
GOVERNOR IS BUSY
President of Hughes League Asserts
That Chief Executive of New York
Is More Interested in Securing Re.
form Legislation Than in Procuring
Prosldential Nominatioi.
New York, April 30.-The name of
Charles Hughes will not be withdrawn
from the presidential /canvass until
the national convention has made its
choice of candidates.
This statement was made today by
General Stewart L. Woodward, presi
dent of the Hughes league, who pre
sided at a conference of delegates
elected to the national convention at
the Hotel Astor today, called in the
interests of Governor Hughes' candi
dacy. It had been reported that an
nouncement of withdrawal of the
governor's name might be made at
today's conference, but this was pos
itively denied by General Woodford,
who said:
Asked for No Support.
"Any statement from any source
that Governor Hughes' name wil.tbe
withdrawn from the presidential can
vass is absolutely without foundation.
He has never sought the presidency.
There is no living man w'hosq sup
,port he has asked. He consented to
the use of his name and' his name is
at the service of our party until the
convention has made its decision. If
,nominated, he will do his best to se
cure the victory of our party in No
vember. If not nominated, he will
have no regrets and will remain as al
ways a loyal republican. He is today
far more interested in securing need-,
ed legislation in New York, than any
thing else."
The call for today's conference of
delegates was sent out by General
Woodford, Seth Low air Frederick
R. Hazzard, three of the four dele
gates at large to the: national conven
tion, who were elected by the recent
state convention and instructed to
use all honorable means to bring
about the nomination of Governor
Hughes for the presidency. E. H.
tButler of Buffalo, the other delegate
at large, is in Europe.
Many Delegates There,
When the conference was called to
order by Gen. Woodford, it was an
nounced that of the delegates invited
to attend 27 had sent acceptances, 23
had sent explanations of absence, all
but four of whom had expresedq. sym
+athy with the efforts to map out
some plan of campaign and 24 had
not replied at all. There were about
'30 in attendance, including Timothy
L. Woodruff, chairman of the repub
lican state committee; Herbert Par
sons, chairman of the New York coun
ty republican committee and Speaker
Wadsworth. General Woodford, ad
dressing the delegates said:
"Political conditions in New York
at this time are peculiar. In 11 my
life I have never seen the republican
party so seriously torn, or perhaps I
should say, divided on serious ques
tfons as we are today. We are in
power in the state with a governor
elected by a majority of about 57,000.
BEvery other state officer is a demo
crat. We hold the majority of the
etate. Nevertheless the senate, by an
even vote failed to pass legislation
recommended by the governor, a fail
ure which the governor feels very
keenly."
Election is In Doubt.
Continuing, General 'Woodford said
that the har times following the
panic would make it douibly hard to
achieve success at the November
election. General Woodford said that
the conference was called in order
that the conditions might be discussed
and that out of a disenuslon might
come suggestions that would be use
ful at Chicago. A committee of three
was appointed to consider plans for
the action of the conference. The
cominlttee consists of Alex V. Camp
bell, Seth Low aid Win. K. Doug
lass.
GOVERNOR GOING
TO WASHINGTON
WILL ATTEND CONFERENCE OF
GOVERNERS THIS MONTH.
(Special to The Gauztt..)
Dillon, April 30.-Gov. .1Wrin Nor
ris .today announced here bthat hd
would attend the conference of gov
rqnprs called by Premsl4eat Roosevelt
to consider the preservation of the
nastural resenroes of the nation at
the White House, Kay 18, 14 and 15.
ADMITS WRITING
NOTED LETTERS
PRESIDENT OF INDEPENDENT
BOAT COMPANY AUTHOR.
MAKES AN AFFIDAVIT
Closing Open Seaion of the Souma
rine Boat Investigation- Proves Ex
citing-Author of Letters. Sick In
Hospital.
Washington, April 30.-The investi
gation into the legislative methods
employed by the Electric Boat com
pany directed by the house of repre
sentatives 'and a resolution intro
duced February 20 last by Represent
ative George L. Lilley of Connecticut
is ended as far as open sessions of
the special house committee, which
has 'been conducting it, are con
cerned. The closing hours of the
case were dramatic.
Frederick Brown Whitney ,an at
torney at law, admitted that he was
the author of the anonymous letters
of February 13 and February 16 to
the representative of the Detroit Free
Press, andState Senator Frank Edin
borpug of Michigan, which have fig
tired so prominently in the investiga
tion. The admission of Mr. Whitney
was made in the form df an affidavit
which was read by his counsel, former
United States Senator Thurston' of
Nebraska.
Witness in Hospital.
Mr. Thurston stated that 'Mr. Whit
ney is ill in the Garfield hospital in
this city and that it would be impos
sible for him to appear before the
committee. In the affidavit Mr. Whit
ney stated that from 1901 to 1904 he
was clerk to the committee on naval
affairs of the house of representa
tives; that shortly thereafter he be
came second vice president of the
Lake Torpedo Boat company, which
position he retained until March 19,
1906; that he is now vice president of
the Lake Submarine company, an In
dependent organization. The reasons
for writing the anonymous letters
were given by Mr. Whitney as fol
lows:
That of his initiation he undertook
what appeared to him at the time to
be not improper methods to have
brought to the attention of congress
the methods which he had. 'believed
had ,been used by the Electric Boat
company in their endeavor to secure
the congressional aotion that might
be termed exclusive 'legislation which
would shut out competition and pre
vent the Lake Torpedo Boat company
from competing in the United States
for submarine torpedo boat construe
tion.
In conclusion, the affidavit states
that Mr. Whlitney has no personal
knowledge from which he' could give
sny evidence to sustain tny of the
chargep of Reprq4sent4tive Lilley.
PORECAST OF WEAThEiR.
oa-,tsa Snd wmsng -atir FriM
day, warmer in east aad south pot
Noss;. 8to ,ý
)EPUTY PULLED.
GUN TOO QUICK
PIGEON TOE6" BROWN KILLED
BY POSSE.
)FFERED ,RESISTANCE
Ranch House,'-'Desperado Recog.
nized Them and Reached for Gun,
But Deputy Fired Frst.
(Special to The Gazette.)
Great Falls, April 30.-A special to
he Tribune from Glasgow tells of the
hooting of "Pigeon Toed" Brown, a
notorious desperado and horsethief.
Sheriff Small of Valley county and
)eputies Calderwood and Bennett
Lad been hunting Brown for three
ays. They ran across him unexpect-,
dly at a ranch house 65 miles north
f Glasgow.
Brown knew Calderwood and when
e entered the door, Brown grabbed
Lp his gun. The deputy was too quick
or him, however, sending a bullet
ompletely through Brown's body and
lightly wounding another occupant
i the room. Brown as he fell ex
reseed a desire for paper to leave
ome message, but died' before this
ould be given him.
Brown was known throughout
orthern Montana as a 'most danger
us horsethief and for some months
osses have been trying to capture
tim.
IEXICAN OFFICIALS
DETECT SMUGGLERS
ºMERICANS IMPLICATED FLEE
TO THE U. 8.
Nogales, Ariz., April 30.-The seiz
,re yesterday by Mexican officials of
wagon load of contraband goods at
Togales, Sonora, is creating a sensea
ion in its developments.
Jesus Gonzales, manager of the La
(oda company,' has been arrested on
,charge of smuggling the goods. The
(river of the wagon, named Martinez,
ras arrested,: his deposition taken
.nd then he was liberated.
Today the brokerage office of Jef
rey & Co. was closed by orders of
he government on charges of being'
mplicated in smuggling. It is said
hat Jeffrey and his clerk, Aldrich,
ave taken refuge 6n the American
ide to avoid arrest.
Others are said to be implicated
Lnd the investigation is being con.
Iucted with the utmost 'secrecy by
£exican officials who will give out no
,formation.
RUSSIANS MOVE IN PERSiA.
London, May 1.-A dispatch from
Leheran to the Times states that
uateworthy itairmation has reacied
here that the sIlan feoreeehave coc
mpted 1i miles of Persian teret',ory.
CHINARIS OFF
IT ERARY
BUT ONE SQUADRON OF THE BAT.
TLESHIP FLEET WILL VISIT
CELESTIALS.
TO STOP AT AMOY
Chinese Think Reason For But Small
Squadron Stopplng is the Fear of
Alarming the Natives-Navy De
partment Says it Is in Order to
Advance Target Practice
Pekin, April 30,-Certain Chinese
officials received: information today
that ti? American fleet will uat visit
Chefu, a. has been exp..a,.d here.
Eight of the .ships late in October
will call for 24 hours at Amcy.. This
visit will be made as the vessels are
on their way from Japan to Manila.
This news is regarded here as mean
1in' that tie American government
has reconsidered its acceptance of the
invitation from China for the fleet to
visit a Chinese port-in other words,
that fhe visit bas bpen virtually aban
doned. This is understood in Pekin
to be a result of the representations
made by American officials in China,
who feel that, the, fleet should 'not
come to a Chinese: port. They base
their convictions upon the belief that
such a visit would give the Chinese
a false impression as to the attitude
and intentions of the United States re
garding Manchuria.
NAVY DEPARTMENT EXPLAINS.
Eight Vessels Will. Stay Six Days at
Amoy Port.
Washington,. April 30.-The navy
department is anxious that the. battle
ships of the Atlantfi fleet shall get. to
work at their fall arget practice in
the Philippinet.ais soon as possible.
-Th.is is given asi0 of . tegaeoms
why only one squadron..f -eight ves
sels is to stop at Amoy;~ hina. After
a stay there of six days ti ships will
join the others at Slanila.
When the Chinese government in
vited the American gover ment to
have the fleet visit a por: of that
country fShanghai was suggested be
cause of the fact that it is tlie logical
location of the Chinese , base. The
naval officials, however, preferred
Amoy as a stopping place, and an in
timation to that effect was sent to
the Chinese government through its
m'inister here.
'The suggested change met with the
prompt approval of the Pekin authori
ties, and an intinerary contemplating
a six days' stop of the second squad
ron at Amoy was accordingly made
out. 'It is pointed out at the navy de
partment in this-connection that only
one stop of the, fleet was made in
Brazil and only one is to be made in
Jipan.
SENATE CONSIDERS,
AGRICULTURE BILL
APPROPRIATION FOR BUREAU OF
SOILS REDUCED.
Washington, April 30.-The senate
had under consideration all day the
agricultural appropriation bill. Praci
ticaHly all of the committee amend
ments were disposed of except those
relating -to the forest service, which
will be taken up tomorrow, and which
are understood to be likely to pro
voke debate.
Thie appropriation for the bureau
of soils was reduced by the commit
tee from $333,460 to $200,090, which
is all that was asked for by the sec
retary of agriculture. Senator Me
Cumber argued that the large amount
was needed. "I have great admira
tion for the secretary," said Mr. Tel
ler, '"but I venture to say that his
Bdotch blood never restrained him
from asking for something he need
ed.'
The committee's action in reducing
the appropriation was sustained.
The reading of the bill and the ap
proval of the committee amendments
consumed practically all of the after
noon. The bill was then laid aside
and will be taken up tomorrow for
discussion of amendments for the
forest service.
At 4:40 p. m. the senate adjourned.
WOULD ANNUL MARRIAGE.
Rome, April 30.-Efforts are being
made by Prince De Cimay to obtain
from ~the vatican an annullment of his
Smarriage with Miss Clara Ward, latee
SMmine. Rigo and now Mine. Pleclardli
B1E IS IN THE RACE TO STAY
GOVERNOR CHARLES E. HUGHES.
Governor Charles E. Hughes of New York has permitted his name to
be presented as a candidate for 'the republican nomnation for the presi
dency. He has received more endorsements than any candidate except
Gecretary of War Taft. His fight:against race track gambling in Ne.·w
York is attracting national attention.
HOME WRECKED
BY FOREIGNERS
FOREMAN OF WASHOE QUARRIES
VICTIM OF PLOT.
WERE NOT EMPLOYED
Austrians and Italians Who Were Not
Given Employment When .Mines of
rButte and Anaconda Smelter Re
sumed Use Dynamite.
(Special to The Gazette.)
Butte, April 30.-The home of J. G.
Wicklund, a foreman of the quarries
of the Washoe Smelter company near
Anaconda, was demolished by a
charge of giant powder at midnight.
His wife and baby escaped unhurt.
Wicklund was injured but not ser
iously.
,A Butte, Anaconda & Pacific freight
en route to the quarry narrowly
missed a wreck Wednesday, a crow
bar having been tied to the rails. The
engineer saw it in time.
Several hundred Austrians and Ital
lans who had been employed at the
quarries before the panic were not
employed when the Amalgamated
Copper company properties resumed
last winter and Wicklund has fre
quently received letters threatening
his life.
Blames the Foreigners.
Wicklund, when interviewed today
expressed the view that the foreign.
ers discharged were behind the out.
rage. When the properties resumed
here, thousands of men flocked to
Butte and Anaconda, while few new
comers could be employed. Men in
charge of the various industries aux
iliary to the Amalgamated mines and
smelters have been either threatened
or attacked. In Butte, several fore
men and shift bosses have been ser
iously beaten, while on one occasion
six weeks ago a superintendent drove
a crowd of Italians from his mine at
pistol point.
Wicklund is unable to give a clte
to the perpetrators of the attempt on
his life and no arrests have been
made.
ANTI-INJUNCTION
BILL TO COME UP
SPEAKER CANNON NOT ADVERSE
TO ITS INTRODUCTION.
Washington, April 30.-Representa
tive Townsend of IMichigan, has re
ceived the assurance of Speaker Can
non, conveyed through Representative
Watson of Indiana, the republican
"whip" of the house, that the speaker
is not adverse to action at this session
of congress on an anti-injunction law
and a law to amend the $herman anti
trust law, and that bills for the pur
pose will be reported within a few
days to the house.' This action grew
out of a step taken by Mr. Townsend
to obtain the sIgnature, of enough re
publican mePbers to call a canucs to
commit the majority favorably on
sibh measures.
MAINE'S FOUR
UNINSTRUCTED
NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND
STATE DELEGATES UNPLEDGED.
ARE FRIENDLY TO TAFT
Administration of Roosevelt Endorsed
-Many Delegates Blected to Con
vention, About Equally ,DlvJdjd 'ipe.
tween Instructed and Uninstructed.
Portland, Me., April 3SO:-Fd. r deli
gates-at-large to the irepublican na
tional convention were selected at the
republican state convention today and
will go to Chicago without instruc
tions for any one. The' convention,
however, adopted a resolution declarý
ing that "without attempting to in
struct their delegates, the republicans
of Maine, in con~ iition assembled,
declare that William H.T'Laft of Ohio
is their choice for caih}idate for preel
dent of the United States.
The delegates-atarie chosen wete
Colonel Thomas P. Slew, Edward P.
Ricker, John F. Hfill- and Charles 1).
Dunne. The gathering; waa, one of the
quietest in years. The'i atform en
dorsed the administr tioa of Presi t
dent Roosevelt.
MARYLAND FOR TAFT.
Resolutions Instructing ft Secretary
of War Adopted.
Baltimore, Md., April0.-~The state
republican convention met this after
noon and named as delegates-st4arge
to the national convention General
Felix Angus, of the American; Will
lam P. Jackson. and Congressmen
Pearre and Mudd. _4 resolution was
adopted endorsing Taft as a candi
date for the presidency and instruct
ing the delegates elected to use a·l
honorable means to secure his nomi
nation.
DECISION FOR TAFT MEN.
.Centucky State Committee Decides
District Controversy.
Louisville, Ky., April 30.-The re
publican state central committee to
day decided the Firstdistrtot contro
versy in favor of the Taft men, up
holding them at every point. The
committee held that the ruling in the
Graves county contest were contrary
to the party law, and that the conven
ion, which waa held by the delegates
holding the credentials of the major
ity, was the regular convention.
Uninstruoted Delegates.
Greenville, Fla., April 30.-Republi
cans of the forty-flfth district today
chose uninstructed delegates to the
Chicago convention.
Georgia Delegates Free.
Athens Ga., April 30.-Tlhe eighth
district republican convention split to
day and two delegations will go to
Chicago. Neither is instructed.
Split In Ohio Diambit.
Bucyrus, Ohio, APIA l'it
teenth distrlict i g
split today. One
I for Taft, the other t
DELEGATE TO THE HAGUE
•opyr.rht bt Waldon Fawe" -
Washington, April 30.--The president in a formal letter today noti
fled Secretary Strauss of the department of commerce and labor that
he had appointed him for another term of six years as one. of the Ameri
can members of the permanent court of arbitration at The Hague. Sec
retary Strauss was appointed after the death of the late President Harri
son,.who was one of the court's first members.
CARNIV$4 ý
BILLINGS BOOSTERS ENDORSE
IDEA AND. COMMITTEE I
APPOINTED
MUCH ENT IIU
eating Capacity of Courtc i.Chs b
nadequate to Accommiodte
Which Attended Meeting .oi i hae
ber of Commerce `and:','25,00b Cui
West Tells of New Industry.
Committees to arrange for holdin
n carnival in this city under ?he aus
pices of. the Billings Chanmber! of
Commerce. and "'26,000 club, ''to pro.
mote new' indust ;ds to atten.h e
railroad rate hearingatHelea a
to advance the move.ilent tfo' -goo
roads and streets, were, appointedb
President Bever f the c fiberi;; f
commierce "t at of
most enthusiast ii argestte
ed meetings of the.'tw bosters' r;
ganizations ever held: :in J city.
The council chamber ofte 'h I
was crowded to cpacity and,'my of`
the boosters present "wee . refo ed ". .,,
stand during th eting
'The report' of the, executiv e com
mittee on the dolar'dinn ier, given in
Billings recently, was made by W. A.
Selvidge and Was greeted with ap
plause. _The report showed that 700
tickets for the dinner were sold and
that after all expenses were paid,,
there is a balance of 3$25 as a result
of the dinner.
Before a motlon favoring the con
ducting of a carnival. in Billings this
summer by the' two organisations-was
carried, a numbers 'of thos. present
spoke in favor of the idea .a'd t the
conclusion of these .tlks the move
ment was endorsed by ee.ry one
present.
Seovillge Talks of Ca4ival,
W. A. Selvidge broached te' sub.
eot of. holding a carnival in. a shortr
talk which showed the enthusiasmu of
the speaker. He stated ithat there
were- at least thjee months, in, which
to make plans for the entertainment,
which he believed woulid furnish a
large amount Of money tO assist in
advertising and giving p.ublicity to
the city of 'Billings. He declared
that if the affair :was anywhere nea
as much of a financial success as is
anticilpated it wouid not be necessary
to circulate subscription papers to se
cure money for "boosting ~ fund.
'e discussed'various features of a
10-day carnival such as days ~for each
hne of the surrounding' towns 'ad
cities, crowning of a 'carnival queen
and a big parade 'and declared . tht
the carnival would serve as one big
Pourth dfT July for everybodqy. t
He impressed on his auditors that
making arrangements for an affair of
this kind, in order to make it a isu
ees, meant that everyone would have=
to get in and "dril sand expreusd' a
belief that every -person in t°he city
would lend their aid.
. Maltlng Plant.. ;:
William Enright and J. Waid Hues
made short ttlks, on the carnival and
a motion endorsing the holding. of the
carnival and providing for =the: :ap
pointment of an arrangements com-"
mittee carried unanimously. .
J. Collins West, secretary and treas
urer of the Billings Brewing tom-s
pany, stated that among the other,
possible and highly prob'able .newin
dustries for Billings ww a ;plnalt ig
plant which would involve ani ayq
lture of $300,000 to build an:d'wtc4
mean the distribution of, tb.qr
ters of a million dollolaa
among the farmers of the .a
ieclared that the Slancial enot
venture was a seeondary coi
tion and intimated that'
brewery would. ~pold a larg '
in the plant, it one is built. :ht
!armers would be' given s o
ty of being .Sanciallyu ntsl. in
the lo at, was also intimtp
speaker.
He declared thai pra a
ions on new industries was i
most' needed 'and ,ur.g4il t
busliess man work upi: sol PI
tion for a new ind4l.tg: m . 1
business. He asugedt
rnent of a Qomlntte4 pdmdi8
industries fotr Bil.in~s
Appeal fqr noid Rheads
He devoted-r ahort tline of I
to good roadssand made aist
appeal for them;, He c
thugsh newindaustrieswe
upapout of thi ds trii
aiready tvore* with, Ib

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