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The Semi.WeekI. Saze~re Prints the News of lhe World--All the Local News--Special Pages of Local News flo Adloing Towns
_The Billings Gazette.
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Robbers Push Way
Through Crowds
Into Bank
Believed Bandits Have Reached Moun.
tain Trail to Mexico and Have Suc
ceeded in Effecting Escape--Suspect
Who Led Posse From Trail, Placed
Under Arrest and Sent Back.
30.-Two armed posses are
scouring the mountains in the
vicinity of this city in the hope of
capturing the two bandits who yes
terday afternoon robbed the Citizens'
National bank of Glenwood Springs of
$10,000. The robbery, the most spec
tacular ever known in the west, took
place in broad daylight and the citi
zens have not yet recovered from the
shock of the affair. The street in
front of the little bank was thronged
with people. The robbers elbowed
their way through the crowd and en
tered the bank. F. W. Drach, the act
ing cashier, was at the window. The
robbers wore no masks. Drack and
his bookkeeper were compelled to
throw up their hands and as they did
so, one of the men emptied the con
tents of the safe into a sack and the
two made their way out of the rear
door, mounted horses and galloped
away for the mountains.
The trail from the once notorious
Jackson's Hole to Mexico pass is in
this vicinity and it is thought the ban
dits have gained this trail and are on
their way to Mexico. In this event
the officers believe the chances of the
robbers are good for escape.
A man by the name of Roberts, has
been arrested here, accused of com
plicity in the robbery. He was found
by one of the sheriff's posses near
the outskirts of the city. He volun
teered the information that he knew
where the robbers were. But it soon
developed that the posse was being
taken on the wrong trail. The man
was then sent back in charge of a
Another suspect believed to be the
man who 'held the horses for the rob
bers while the crime was being com
mitted, has been arrested. He re
fused to give his name or tell any
thing of his connection with the rob
bery. The horses were the property
of a local liveryman who remembers
nothing of the men who hired them.
The stolen money consists of $6,
000 in gold and $4,000 in paper and
silver money. A portion of this was
found scattered about a trail' leading
down a sharp precipice this morning,
but the robbers were still on their
way to the mountains.
Owing to poor telephone facilities,
it is impossible to get news of the
whereabouts of the posses now.
BOSTON, Sept. 30.-Henry Whiting
Flagg, son of George A. Flagg, secre- I
tary treasurer of the Calumet and
Hecla Mining company, was found
dead by suicide today in a room above
the office of the company in Ashbur
ton Place. Young Flagg was employ
ed as a clerk for the Callumet and
Hecla. He was 32 years old. His
act is unexplained.
FORT SCOTT, Kan., Sept. 30.-The
Sunflower Refining company, operat
ing a big plant at Niotaze, Kan., was
forced into bankruptcy here this aft
ernoon by creditors who claim the
company has admitted its insolvency
in having the state court appoint a
NAIROBI, British Africa, Sept. 30.
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, who was ex
pected to arrive here October 15,
from his hunting trip in the Mwren
district, probably will not come in un
til the 23rd. The delay is caused by
the indisposition of Edmund Heller,
the zoologist of the expedition, who is
suffering slightly from the pressure
of work.
PEORIA, Ill., Sept. 30.-Harold
Armstrong of Grants Pass, Ore., was
killed, and Archie Johnson of Quincy,
Ill., and Robert Johnson of Grants
Pass, dangerously injured when the
automobile in which they were riding
collided with a freight train near
Buda today.
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Peary's Ship Reaches
Her Home Anchorage
Arrives in Nick of Time to Take a
Part in Closing Ceremonies of
The Great Celebration
EW YORK, Sept. 30.-Commander
Peary's Arctic exploration
steamer Roosevelt arrived off
Sandy Hook bar at 7:10 a. m. today,
returning to New York from her trip
to the far north.
The Roosevelt rounded the point off
Sandy Hook and anchored in the
Horseshoe behind the hook, a mile
from the government dock.
It was barely daylight when the
lookouts discerned the vessel off San
dy Hook, coming slowly. Few of the
vessels in the lower bay recognized
the Arctic steamer as she rounded the
Hook, off the point of the Hook the
Roosevelt gave three triumphant
screams and ran up the Peary Arctic
flag at her masthead, then the flag
of the New York Yacht club at her
fore, and the American ensign at her
Commander Peary's ship arrived in
the nick of time to participate in the
closing ceremonies of the Hudson
Fulton celebration. She will take part
in the naval parade which tomorrow
will go up the Hudson as far as New
Captain Bartlett of the Roosevelt,
said his vessel would lie at anchor
outside of Sandy Hook until tomorrow
morning and then proceed to an an
chorage in the Hudson river off For
ty-second street.
PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 30.-Com
mander Robert E. Peary remained in
Portland today, going over a mass of
accumulated correspondence before
departing tonight for New York where
he will command his Arctic ship
Roosevelt in the Hudson-Fulton na
val pageant tomorrow.
"There are no statements to be
made today," said Commander Peary,
:Katherine Elkins
Sails For Rome
Rumor That She Bade Goodbye to Her
Duke at Bad Gastein-Italy's
Queen Incog.
PARIS, Sept. 30.-Mrs. Stephen B.
Elkins and daughter, Katherine, sailed
from Cherbourg yesterday on the
steamer Adriatic for New York. They
left quietly and their names do not
appear on the passenger list.
d In spite of the denials, it is be
1lieved here that Miss Elkins and her
, mother recently went to Bad Gastein,
where they saw the duke of the
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Dowager Queen Margherita of Italy,
arrived here this morning, traveling
with her suite, under the incognito of
the countess of Stupigini.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30.-When
the case against Patrick Calhoun,
president of the United Railroads,
charged with having offered a bribe to
a supervisor, was called today in the
superior court, the attorneys for the
defense asked that it be postponed un
til after the municipal election in No
vember. The prosecution objected to
- this delay and Judge Lawlor took the
matter under advisement.
HELENA, Sept. 30.-At its meeting
today, the society of Montana Pio
neers elected officers to serve during
the ensuing year. W. C. Gillette of
this county, was elected president,
and J. U. Saunders of Helena, was re
elected secretary. Vice presidents for
the several counties were also chos
en. Tomorrow the question of a
s home for pioneers will be considered.
Kalispell Indians Have Decided
To Occupy Lands in Severalty
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 30.-The
wanderings of the Kalispell Indians
have ended. The demnant of this tribe,
which from days beyond traditions
has occupied the fertile Pend d'Oreillie
valley, northeastern Washington, has
decided to take farms like the white
"and there will be none until the
Peary Arctic club makes public my
proofs in 'the controversy. I shall be
busy all day with my mail and will
start for New York tonight."
Commander Peary probably will not
remain more than a day or two in
New York.
Magnificent Parade a Feature of Fulton-Hudson Celebration
---Twenty-six Thousand Men in Line--Crowds
Gather to See Aviation Tests
EW YORK, Sept. 30.-The army
today added its tribute to that
which the navy had lavishly paid
to the memory of Henry Hudson and
Robert Fulton. This second of the
three parades of the week from the
upper end of Central park to Wash-!
ington square along Central park
west and Fifth avenue, called togeth
er a variety of organizations and na
tionalities such as New York seldom
has seen.
Although the celebration commit
tee had announced that Wilbur Wright
and Glenn H. Curtiss would probably
make their "official flights" today,
there was no way for the crowd to
know until a few minutes before hand
when to look for the aeroplanes.
Weather conditions today were en
couraging. The wind was slight and
the sun shone brightly. For this rea
son thousands preferred to miss the
military parade on the chance of see
ing something more novel in midair.
Although it was not expected that
either Wright or Curtiss would at
tempt a flight until afternoon, crowds
began to gather early along the river
front and at the Battery which com
mands a view of Governor's Island,
whence the aviators launched their
The dirigible balloons which yester
day failed in their attempts to reach
Albany, were housed today in their
shed on upper Riverside drive. Their
LONDON, Sept. 30-A miscellaneous
selection of 9,984 bales of wool was
offered at the auction sales today.
Competition was brisk and prices held
firm. Continental buyers were espe
cially eager for scoured and Ameri
cans paid high prices for crossbreds
and light merinos. The sales will
close tomorrow.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30.-Justice Wil
liam Gaynor of the supreme court,
was tonight nominated for mayor of
Greater New York by the Democratic
A license was issued by the clerk of
the district court yesterday for the
marriage of Thomas D. Norman and
Miss Amelia Cranston, both of Cas
men. Allotting Agent Clair Hunt will
leave for the valley this week to as
sign a tract of 40 acres of good land
or 80 acres of poorer ground to each
Soh-ki-a-ki, known to white men as
.Mosalaw, is chief of the tribe.
Remarkable Perfor
mance of American
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 30.
The machine gun platoon of the
Fifth infantry, United States ar
my, stationed at Fort Douglas, estab
lished a world's record at its annual
field day, when it packed Its pare
phernalia on mules, marched 50 yards,
unpacked, and fired one round. All
this was done in the surprising time
of 311-5 seconds. The previous rec
ord was 311-2 seconds, established
at Des Moines, 10 days ago. First.
Lieut. A. O. Seaman, commanded the
platoon under the supervision of Maj.
J. M. Arrasmith, commander of the
First battalion.
navigators said they would not be
ready to make another flight until
next week. Both insist, however, that
they have not abandoned the hope of;
winning the $10,000 prize offered by
the New York World.
Although today's parade was classed
as a military affair, the man-of-war
fleet anchored in the North river was
its chief attraction. Every one of
the fighting ships contributed its
quota of sailors and marines and tars
of Englapd, France, Germany, Italy,
Holland, Mexico, Argentina, Haiti and
Cuba marched with the jackies of
Uncle Sam. To avoid the question of
"precedence," the several landing par
ties from the foreign warships head
ed the procession, escorted by officers
and sailors from the Connecticut, the
American flagship. The marines and
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+ whisky, Old Bay, the last med- +
+ icine man of the Colville In- +
+ dians, lay down on the rail- +
+ way track at Oroville, Monday 4
4 night. An engine backed up the +
4 "Y" and in a trice his spirit +
4 had passed to the land of the +
4 Manitou. Bay, who H'as more +
+ than 80 years of age, could tell +
4 many thrilling tales of fighting +
4 with other tribes and battles 4
4 with the white man a half cen- +
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Says the Captain
Was Very Gay
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30.-S. K.
Fitzhugh, formerly an army cap
tain, and lately a const'uction
engineer for the Warren Improvement
company, was arrested here today on
the charge of having forced the name
of George Chadwick of the firm of
Chadwick and Skykes, to a check for
Sybil Sears, 16 years old, who had
attempted to pass the alleged forged
check at the Crocker National bank,
*was instrumental in the arrest of
Fitzhugh. She declared she had met
him at a matrimonial bureau In Oak
land, that he had posed as a rich
man, used the name of George Chad
wick, courted her, promised to marry
her and had given her the check to
purchase a trousseau.
The prisoner said his arrest was a
mistake and that he had never had
any dealings with Miss Sears. He
stated that he had a wife and two
children in Alameda, Cal., and that
he was formerly a captain in the
Twenty-sixth United States infantry.
Spain's Rejoicing May
Have Been Premature
Develops That Three of the Fiercest
Mountain Tribes Have Not
Yet Been Engaged
ular rejoicing which began in
the capital last night over the
victory of. the Spanish arms in Mo
rocco, culminated at midnight when
immense crowds assemrbled before the
royal palace shouting, "Long live the
sailors of the United States marched
just behind them.
The parade included 25,000 men
and its start was scheduled for early
in the afternoon. After the marines
and sailors came several detachments
of the United States army, led by the
West Point cadets. The New York
state national guardsmen, composed
the next division and the bulk of the
parade. Grand Army posts and va
rious independent organizations, most
famous of which was the Albany
Burgess corps, made up the rest of
the line.
The parade was reviewed by Gover
nor Hughes and Mayor McClellan and
the officers of the celebration commis
Other attractions of the day were
motor boat races on the Hudson this
afternoon and an international ball
and reception at the Brooklyn Acad
emy of Music and a big banquet at
St. George Island tonight.
Meanwhile, the Half Moon and the
Clermont were showing the residents
along the river just what their name
sakes looked like. They spent last
night at Tarrytown, 25 miles above
New York, and left early today for
Ossinning. Because the men of the
eight torpedo boats and two gunboats
which compose their escort had to re
turn to New York today to take part
in the parade, the two little vessels
will remain at Ossinning all dayo To
morrow they will continue their trip
up the river.
BOSTON, Sept. 30.-With singular
unanimity the Massachusetts Democ
racy in convention here today named
its state ticket and adopted a plat
form of party principles. Two men
formerly enrolled in the Republican
ranks were named on the ticket. The
so-called "liberal" Republicans are
Eugene N. Foss, for many years the
foremost member of the "reciprocal
wing" of the Republican party, and
Harvey N. Shepard.
The platform declares in favor of
an immediate reduction of the tariff
on the necessaries of life, a reciprocal
trade with Canada; the support of
only such candidates for public of
flce as are pledged to the ratification
of the constitutional amendment fa
voring an income tax; the election of
United States senators by popular
vote, and direct nominations.
Shorts Were Badly Squeezed in
Sensational Advance in Wheat
CHICAGO, Sept. 30.-September
wheat, which aside from occasional
nervousness has seemed to be dying a
natural death, jumped into sensation
al prominence today during the last
hour of business on the board ,of
trade, advancing by leaps and bounds
On appearing on the balcony,' King
Alfonso was wildly cheered. The
Heraldo today insists Spain must ob
tain a reward for her military sacri
fices by energetic diplomatic action.
The opposition press covertly insin
uates that the proclamation of vic
tory is premature as the Beni-Buifrur,
Beni-Said and Beni-Gafi, the fiercest
mountain tribes, have not yet been
whipped. The Pias, a republican or
gan, today says:
"The unpopular war is now at an
end. It began badly but it was con
cluded in better fashion and quicker
time than was considered possible.
This campaign has been less glorious
than that of 1860, but if the govern
ment does not spoil the results it
promises to be infinitely more useful.
We have won the entire Melilla pen
insula and Marchica can be made the
basis of a magnificent port."
MELILLA, Sept. 30.-While the pop
ulation of the Melilla garrison was
still rejoicing today over the cap
ture of Mount Gurugu, the Moorish
stronghold, fighting was recommenced
on the summit of the mountain. The
Spanish post was attacked by the
Moors, but the tribesmen were easily
repulsed. The Spanish loss was two
wounded. Two Moors were made
prisoners. Simultaneously, Beni-Bui
frur tribesmen appeared in large
numbers on the neighboring heights,
but disappeared under the rain of
shells and machine gun fire.
Railroad Builder
Ends Useful Life
Builder of Great Salt Lake Bridge Dies
From Effects of Oper
OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 30.-Word has
been received by the local lodge of
Elks, that W. E. Marsh, a life member
and builder of the Lucin cutoff, Har
riman's greatest achievement in rail
road construction, died in San Fran
cisco this morning after four weeks'
illness following an operation for ap
At the time he was attacked with
appendicitis, Mr. Marsh was in charge'
of the heavy reconstruction work on
the Southern Pacific lines in the
Sierra Nevadas,'near Colfax, Cal.
Though his greatest single piece of
railroad building was the 45-mile
bridge and fill-in across Great Salt
lake, his second most important piece'
of work was the Bay Shore cutoff near
San Francisco.
(Speclat to The (isette.,
HELENA, Sept. 30.-As the result
of telegraphic correspondence between
state fair officials and the Great
Northern railroad officials, Montana
is to have a permanent exhibit of its
agricultural and horticultural re
sources in the experiment exposition
in St. Paul and the fair will also
make a state display at the Omaha
Corn exposition next month. Presi
dent Hill has sent an expert to Helena
to make the selections for both expo
14 cents over yesterday's close. It
was an unexpected squeeze of shorts
that occasioned the startling finale
of the day. The trade in this option
was rather weak during the forenoon
and there were evidences of nervous
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Not Yet Ready For
Self-Rule, Says
Preside it
President Announces \atention of
Visiting Northern Possession to Sat.
Isfy Himself as to Its Needs, Next
Summer.-Exceedingly Busy Day of
Chief Executive at the Exposition.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 30.-Speak
ing before the larmest audience
he has faced since his trip be
gan-a crowd that overflowed the nat
ural amphitheater of tlle Alaska-Yu
kon-Pacific exposition with its seat
ing capacity of nearly 20,000-Presf
dent Taft today said tbat he would
urge in his coming message to con
gress the enactment of ship subsidy
His utterances on thi subject were
received with great acclaim.
When the president ttirned to Alas
ka, however, he declared that he was
opposed to granting a territorial form
of government to that far off posses
sion, th setaemtent etoolnS cmfwym
sion the statement was'ieceived in si
'lence. As the president proceeded,
however, and outlined his policy for
the upbuilding of Alaska, of govern
ment aid in constructing railroads, of
a government commission of five or
more members appointed by the presi
dent, and co-operation with. the gov
ernor, and when he told of the pos
sibilities that lie in Alaska, he plainly
caught the favor of his hearers and
was loudly cheered.
Later in the day, 'when he was ad
mitted to membership in the Arctic
Brotherhood, an international organ
ization made up of Canadians and
Americans interested ii the develop
ment of Alaska, the president an
nounced that he intende4I to visit Alas
ka next summer and to go as far into
the territory as time would permit in
order that he might come into con
tact with the people and see for him
self what might best be done for their
The president frankly told the mem
bers of the brotherhood that he did
not believe Alaska at this time is
ready for entire self-government.
The president had in interesting
and busy day which ended tonight
with a banquet in the Washington
Ibuilding on the exposition grounds.
Early this morning lie motored out
to the fair grounds and his first func
tion of the day was to r$view a parade
Of the nations in which Americans,
Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese, Igorrotes
'and Eskimos took part. He then spent
two hours in going through the vari
ous buildings and exhilbits. This was
followed by a luncheon in the New
York state building.
The address in the aippitheater was
made at 3 p. m. He returned to the
city for a period of rest and to dress
for dinner. Returning" to the fair
grounds, Mr. Taft reviewed for the
first time the wonderful illuminations.
The president witnessed a flag drill
by 400 public, school children who
themselves formed a living flag. He
also listened to the rendition by a
glee club of a new patriotic song or
anthem, "In God We Trust," written
and composed by Joseph B. Gilder of
Hhe... Vnwb
New York.
In his address in tle natural am
phitheater President Taft said, In
"We maintain a protective tariff to
encourage our manufacturing, farm
ing and mining industries at home,
but when we assume to enter into
competition upon the high seas in the
trade between international ports our
jurisdiction to control that trade as
far as vessels of other natlolse are
concerned, of course, Ceases, and the
question which we have to meet is
how with the greater wage that we
pay, with the more stringent laws
that we enact for the inspection of
our sailors, and with the protective
system making a difference in the
price between the necessaries to Ibe
used in the maintenance of a mer
chant marine we shot Id enable that
merchant marine to compete with the
marine of the rest of . he world.
"This is not the only question, ei
ther, for it will be found on an ex
amination of the methods pursued in
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