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The Billings Gazette. VOL.XXI BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1909. NO. 69 SONS OF HERMIANN GATHER IN ANNUAL STATE CONTENTION Germania's Sons Given Warm Reception in Billings ENJOY A BANQUET Representatives of Order From All Parts of Montana Gather Around Festal Board to Share in Brilliant Social Function.-Business Sessions of Convention Will Begin Today. REETED by the martial strains of "Die Wacht Rhein," played by the Second Regi nment band of this city, and by the hearty handclasp of their fellow lodge members, the major portion of the delegation to the state con veltion to the Sons of lHermann, now in session in this city, ar rived in Billings early yesterday afternoon on Northern Pacific train No. G. The depot was thronged with members of the Billings lodge and by visitors who had arrived on previous trains and as the long train of Pullmans pulled into the station the shouts of the Sons of Hermann and the strains of Germanic airs made the blood of even the most American ized of the crowd tingle. For a few noments the visitors gathered on the station platform and ex changed words of welcome, then a grand parade was formed and the first movement to signify that the visitors had captured the city and would continue to hold it in their possession during the days of the convention was begun. The parade, headed by the Second Regiment band, made its way up Mlontana avenue to Twenty-seventh street, when the tracks were crossed and the procession continued up Min nesota to Twenty-eighth. The proces sion terminated in front of the Odd Fellows' building, where the hessions of the convenition are to be held. Ful ly 100 members of the lodge were in the line of march, and it is estimated that double that number of the mem bers of the lodge and their families are in the city. The afternoon was spent in a social way, there being no attempt made to ward holding a business session. An informal reception was held in the rooms of the Odd Fellows' block, where old acquaintances were re newed and new ones formed, and a portion of the time was spent in look ing over the city. Large delegations are present from the various lodges of the state, there being a particularly good representation from Livingston. Bozeman, Butte, Anaconda and Hel ena. In the evening the first event of the program of the convention was taken up when the visitors were entertained at a banquet spread in the hall. The room had been handsomely decorated in red, black and gold, the colors of the society, and American national emblems were much in evidence. Cov ers were laid for 180 and the assem bly did not break u puntil an early hour this morning. Following the banquet Jacob Jacob son, president of the local order, and 7ayor Thompson, delivered speeches welcoming the delegates to the city of Billings, and a number of local and visiting members spoke, most of the speeches being given in German. The regular business sessions of the convention will begin today and the afternoon will be concluded with a reception by the Billings brewery. In the evening "Die Wilde Katze," a German operette, will be produced in the Babcock by the members of the Helena Lodge. Following is the speech of Dr. Carl Schulin of this city, delivered at the banquet last night: (Continued on Page R. DRY FARM EXPERTS. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 26.-Fifty experts from state and national ex periment stations met in convention here today to study dry farming meth ods. Today was spent in observation of methods employed in dry farming districts near Cheyenne. * WYOMING WEATHER + + Partly cloudy and probable 4 * showers Friday and Saturday. 4 4 4 +4 * 4444444 4,44 Declaration of Peace Among Conservationists Presiding Officer Serves Notice That Congress Is for Benefit of the People and Not Officials EATTLE,. Wash., Aug. 26.-The National Conservation congress, which it had been predicted, would witness a personal controversy between the chief forester of the United States and the secretary of the interior, opened pleasantly in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition audi torium this morning with Gifford Pin chot on the platform applauding a peace declaration and Secretary Bal linger in the Kittitas hills, 125 miles away, studying an irrigation project. The fact that charges affecting the administration of public lands are being personally investigated by Pres ident Taft, inclines the radicals in the congress to adopt a pacific atti tude. When E H. Libby of Clarks ton, Wash.. president of the Washing ton Conservation congress, called the congress to order he pointed out that the congress is held for the sole pur pose of benefitting all the people of the United States and not for the pur pose of exploiting any set of Wash ington officials. "We are here to try and work out a policy of the people and not for of ficialdom," he said. "We constitute a voluntary assem blage, not to support or condemn any man or set of men. We are trying to do what is right for all the people and to conserve and teach the right use of all the national wealth of the United States. There is nothing po litical in this meeting. There must be nothing political. Should there be, the objects of this meeting would be lost and its efficiency sadly dimin ished." Mr. Pinchot, who sat on the plat form with President Libby, was one of the leaders in the applause that greeted the chairman's declaration for a peaceful congress. 4 COUNTIES GO DRY. BOISE. Idaho, Aug. 26.-Idaho county, Idaho, voted dry yesterday un der the local option law. Canyon county also voted out sa loons by a majority of 1,850. These were the first local option elections in the state. BODY IS DISCOVERED. (Speelnl to The Gazette.) MISSOULA, Aug. 26.-Concealed in a clump of bushes about three-quar ters of a mile from the Northern Pa cific bunk car camp near Blossburg, the remains of Gonda, the Japanese laborer who was killed in a fight over a game of cards early Tuesday morning, was discovered today by Deputy Sheriff Mullin of Deer Lodge. There were several bullet holes in the man's chest. No trace of the mur derer has been secured. HOTEL DESTROYED. BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 26.-The Ellis hotel at Placerville in the Boise ba sin, was totally destroyed by fire ear ly this morning. Forty guests were asleep in the hotel at the time and they barely had time to escape in their night clothes. The entire contents of the building were burned. -4--3---- COMMITTEE AT SPOKANE. SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 26.-The senate committee on irrigation arrived here this morning and resumed its journey westward at 11 a. m. Sena tors Carter, Chamberlain, Warren and Paynter are in the party with F. H. Newell and other department offi cials. The committee will visit the irrigation work near Prosser today, proceeding to Sunnysid6, Trenton and Sewell. BANK HELD UP. ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 26.-Two holdup men entered the state bank at Waysata, on the north shore of Lake Slayer of Pincus Discharged Because of Lack of Evidence SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26.-Wil liam Maxwell, contractor, who shot and killed Ed Pincus, a saloonkeeper, on the street, was discharged from Minnetonka, shortly before noon to day and pointed guns at Cashier Frank Snure's head, compelling him to hand over $250. The robbers es caned. PURE FOOD CONGRESS APPROVES THE REMSEN ENDORSEMENT OF BENZOATE Despite Protest of Sonme States Against Use of What They Term "Medicated Garbage" Report of, Roosevelt's Experts Upon Use of Preservative D ENVER, Colo., Aug. 26. President Roosevelt's fa mous "Renisen referee board of consulting scientific experts" was endorsed by the convention of the Association of States and National Food and Dairy depart ments today. After a fight in which the term "medicated gar bage" was used the association ap proved of the use of benzoate of soda as a food preservative. The resolutioni wais adopted by a vote of 57 to 42. Secretary of Agricul ture .James Wilson was an atten tive splectator, but was not a'dele gate. Voicing the sentiment of other opposing states D)r: S. .1. ('rumbine of Topeka, Kan., said the time had not come when the I)eole should accept as final the argument that benzoate of soda is a harmless preservative. Ile be lieved the resolution should be made more conservative and thus allow further study of the sub ject. A conunittee which had been Clergyman Asking for Investigation Declares That He Wishes to Have His Naime Cleared from Scan. dalous Gossip. (Specilal to The Gazette.) BUTTE, Aug. 26.-Bishop Spellmey er. who is presiding over the annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal church here today, named a commit tee to investigate charges against Rev. Mr. John Hosking of Unity church, Butte. The inquiry is said to have been requested by Mr. Hosking, who wishes to clear his name of scandal oms gossip, circulated, he declares. by e11lemies. REIDINGER IS ALIVE. .MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 26.-A special to the Evening Wisconsin from Waukesha, Wis., says Frank X. Reidinger, who was supposed to have been a victim of Mrs. Belle Gunness at La Porte, Ind., is alive and well on a farm near Freeport, Neb., according to a letter received from him today. custody today on the ground that there was not sufficient evidence to justify a trial. At the preliminary hearing witnesses testified that Pin cus had threatened to kill Maxwell. AWFUL ACT OF A BRIDE Kills Her Husband as He Sleeps and Then Commits Suicide AKpAND, Cal., Aug. 26.-After killing her husband while he slept, Mrs. Charles Herzogg, a bride of six months, took her own life In the kitchen of her home here yes terday according to the theory of the police. Neighbors missed the couple and notified the authorities and Dep uty Cohstalble Sheehan today broke in to the house to find both bodies, fully dressed, lying in pools of blood. Mrs. Herzogg, according to her neighbors, was addicted to the use of ntoxidating liquors. The Herzoggs were lheard quarreling yesterday. Aft trwards, all was still and the matter was forgotten until the discovery of his afternoon. appointed to "investigate" the Remsen board, previously had re ported adversely to the board's findings, declaring that benzoate promoted "the practice of con cealing the practicing of unsani tary tnethods" and calling upon President Taft to institute anoth er investigation on "broader lines." Ti4e' convention adoplted the fol lowing resolution: "That more drastic laws relative to the labeling of oleomargarine be passed by congress. ---. _--]-.-- . . _.'.. Senator M. j Congressional Candidate (Special to The Gazette.) RED LODGE, Aug. 26.-Although he would not say so, in so many words, State Senator W. F. Meyer strongly intimated today that he would be a candidate for the Repub lican nomination for congress next year. Senator Meyer's interview is regarded by politicians here as the beginning of a long, hard fight which is to be made against Congressman Charles N. Pray. "I am not a candidate for con gress," said Senator Meyer, "and do not know that I will be. Of course, it's a great honor to represent Mon tana in congress and I am not saying that if I thought that I saw a chance to win out, I would not enter the race. While I appreciate tlh kind words of my newspaper friends in launching my boom, I insist that it is yet too early to make any definite statement. "As far as Senator Carter is con cerned, I am not his man and he is not mine in the sense that we are bound to each other in any way. The only opportunity I ever had for vot ing for Senator Carter was in the Fourth legislative assembly where, by reason of the close friendsip, dating from school days, between E. D. Weed and myself I voted for Mr. Weed. However, at other times Sen ator Carter has aided me in many ways and I have likewise aided Sen ator Carter and it has been a pleas ure to me to do so." HANDWRITING EXPERT DIES. SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 26.-Daniel T. Ames, one of the most noted hand writinlg experts in the country. died at his home at Mountainview today, aged 68 years. He leaves a widow, son and daughter. Mr. Ames was a native of Vermont. He was the ex pert who passed upon the authenticity of the Morey letters during the Gar field campaign. He was also a wit ness in the Davis will case tried in Butte, Mont., wherein $13,000,000 de pended upon the authenticity of a signature. LATHAM BREAKING RECORDS IN THE FIELD OF AVIATION. IVo Further Sacrifice to Buoy up the Market isolation of Harriman in Mountain Home Is Now Complete---Inter views With His Successor RDEN, N. Y., Aug. 26.-Whatever the actual prognosis for Mr. Harriman's recovery, it is evi dent that his family has determined that he shall make no further sacri "That congress be asked not to reduce the tax on colored oleo margarine. "'That every state be urged to work in harmony in regard to the national pure food laws. "That the government institute further investigations leading to purer foods. "That the association eliminate from its program any discussion of "what is whisky ?" pending a settlement of that question at Washington. "That President Taft, ex-Presi dent Roosevelt, the secretaries of agriculture, of commerce and la Ior and of the treasury, be com mended for their efforts to perfect the federal pure food laws." Nathan Straus of New York city, sent a communication asking the commissioners to fight the sale of tuberculosis milk. The association will adjourn to limorrow after the election of offi cers. George L. Flanders of Albany, N. Y., is considered as the prob. able next president. Mystery of Assault Is Not Yet Solved indian Says Two While Men Got Him Drunk and Tried to Mur der Him. (Special to The Gasette.) MISSOt'LA, Aug. 26.-The mystery surrounding the manner in which Chief Sam Resurrection of the Flat heads, sustained a fractured skull and broken arm near Bonner yesterday morning, is still uncleared. The In dian in a statement to an interpreter, declared that two unknown white men took him to the place in a rig, got him drunk and then attempted 'to mur der him. The officers have been in vestigating the story biut have been unable to gain any definite informa tion. The chief's condition is improv ed tonight and he may recover. INHALED GAS. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26.-George E. Ames, Jr., son of a well-known min ing engineer of the same name, com mitted suicide today by inhaling Il luminating gas. Wife of Prison Warden Elopes With One of Husband's Charges OAKLAND. Cal.. Aug. 26.-Mrs. Em ma Allman Tompkins, wife of former State Prison Warden John W. Tomp kins. who left this city four weeks ago and was discovered recently in fices of vitality in the effort to reas sure the public and ,buoy up the stock market. His isolation in his mountain top home is absolute. Except the se lected few of his own immediate en tourage nobody sees him and no word from the outer world reaches his chambered solitude. It is impossible to reach Mr. Har riman, either directly or indirectly, unless by his own wish or that of his family. Dr. Lyle, the family physician, -to day gave a brief account of his pa tient's progress. Mr. Harriman, he said, had been confined to the house for the day by recommendation, but his eager inquisitive mind had been busy with the construction work still in progress on his new 'home. Judge Robert S. Lovett, who has been mentined as Mr. Harriman's successor, came to Arden this morn ing for another conference. Judge Lovett today absolutely refused to dis cuss the purpose of his frequent vis its. It is thought, however, that with his first lieutenant so often at his side, Mr. Harriman cannot be wholly out of touch with the market or com lpletely free from business cares. NEW YORK, Aug. 26.-The state or E. H. Harriman's health continued to be the principal topic of interest to Wall street today. There was little or no definite news to be had and in its absence, pessimistic rumors of various character held the fort and set the Harriman and allied stocks spinning downward. At the close of the day's business which aggregated more than 1,200,000 shares, many pyr amid accounts had evaporated and the clerical forces of most brokerage houses were kept working long into the night issuing calls for additional margins. Since early in July 'it has been a Harriman, or "one man" market, al though his friends frequently declar ed that the recent rise in Union Pa cific and Southern Pacific was with out 'his consent or connivance. The day's losses in the general list ranged 7 1-2 poin'ts in Union Pacific to .4 points in the preferred, 5 5-8 in Southern Pacific, 4 1-8 in Reading. 3 5-8 in New York Central and 2 5-8 in United States Steel. As a matter of fact, it now becomes evident that 'the market has been without substantial support since last Monday. On that day in spite of the fact that Union Pacific sold at 2 1-4 the list began to sag, and with scarce ly any interruption went lower and lower with the result that today's final prices obliterated many of the gains of the past two months. Conserva tive Wall street had sounded a note of warning over a fortnight 'back. VICTIMS NUMBER FOUR. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26.-Engineer W. F. McGee of the Santa Fe freight train, which was wrecked at Mojave yesterday, died today at the Santa Fe hospital. A. H. Shelvon, engineer of the Southern Pacific switch engine, into which 'the runaway Santa Fe train crashed, is lying near death in the Sisters' hospital. McGee's 'death makes a total of four known dead and it is believed that the body of another lies in the wreckage at Mojave. -4----- EDITORS IN SESSION. tSpeelal to The Gamette.) HELENA, Aug. 26.-The Montana State Editorial association will meet in annual convention at Hunter's Hot Springs tomorrow for a two-days' ses sion, and it promises to be largely at tended. A number of papers have been prepared for delivery both by publishers, editors, educators and pro fessional men looking toward the ad vancement of the business in general. Officers will be elected Saturday. the company of W. F. Gordon, a for mer convict. has returned to 'her hus band's home here. Today she rehearsed the story of (Continued on Page 8. Stays Up Longer and Flies Further Than F His Rivals WRIGHTS BEATEN Paulham, Another Frenchman, Estab. lished Record the Day Before Whfeh Is Eclipsed in Last Test.--Fallure of Gasoline Only Reason for Retarn to Earth of Aviator. BETHANY, Aviation Field, Rheims, Aug. 26.-The fifth day of aviation week has been characterized by the break ing of all previous records for distance covered in an aeroplane of either the bi-plane or mono plane type, as well as the break ing of the record for length- of time in the air in a monoplane, by Hubert Latham, the French avia tor. Latham remained in the air for two hours, 18 minutes, 9 3-5 seconds and covered a distance of 154 kilome ters (95 miles and 385 feet). The previous record for both this distance in a bi-plane was made yes terday by Paulham, another French man, who covered 133 kilometers, 676 meters (83.07 miles) in two hours, 53 minutes, 24 seconds. .The previous record for sustained flight in a mono plane was one hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds, made by Latham himself on June 5 of this year. Previous to the performances yesterday and today, the official record of both time and dis tance in an aeroplane was held by the Wrights, who have done 73 miles in two hours, 20 minutes, 23 1-5 sec onds. The unofficial time record made by Roger Sommer was 2 hours, 27 min utes, 15 seconds. Sommers used a hi-plane. Latham is competing for the Grand Prix de La Campagne, the first prize of which is $10,000. Counting his flight of this morning Latham has flown today more than 144 miles. Latham broke a wing of his machine in alighting, but he was not injured. By his flight today he has classified as first in the Prix de La Campagne. When Latham started he calculat ed that he had sufficient gasoline for a flight of three hours. He made the round of the course 15 times and af ter passing the finish mark for the last time he had traveled a distance of four kilometers and 375 meters be fore landing. As he passed in front of the tribunes, Latham was given a tremendous ovation. He said he had alighted because the gasoline was ex hausted. "But I will take more next time," he asserted. As Beriot was returning late this afternoon from a practice flight he attempted, in a spirit of bravado, to land in front of the tri bunes, but miscalculated his speed and smashed through a fence. The spectators fled, but a few of them were knocked down. No one was seriously injured. Blieriot and De La Grange, who was a passenger, were taken out of the wreckage. De La Grange was not hurt and Bleriot had sustained only a few scratches. The crowd yelled in protest against his recklessness. Bleriot shouted back that he was obliged to choose between alighting in the midst of a squadron of savalry or running against the fence and that he had se lected the latter alternative. JAP IS CONVICTED. (Speeial to The Gamette.) HELENA, Aug. 26.-S. Suzuki was covicted in the federal corrt here to day ori the charge of importing a woman for immoral purposes, but was found not guilty on the charge of harboring her for such purposes. The woman in question is Koto Wonishl, 17 years old. Asked if he had any thing to say before sentence was im posed, Suzuki swore he was innocent and that another had (brought her over from *the flowery kingdom. He was sentenced to 13 months at Fort Leavenworth and fined $100. BRIGANTINE WRECKED. LAS HALMAS, Canary Islands, Aug. 26.-A Spanish brigantine has been wrecked at Puerto Ventura. The captain and eight men were drowned. 1 MONTANA WEATHER * * Partly cloudy and probable " + showers Friday and Saturday. 4 * 4" "" " ""i" " "