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The Billings Gazette. VOL.XXI BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1909. NO 182 BILLINGS WILL BE CROWDED. DURING CONGRESS---GET BUSY Indicating the extent to which Bill ings will be crowded when the Dry Farming congress assembles here, it was announced yesterday that up to date 160 reservations had been made PIRATES TAKE THIRD OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Detroit Makes a Good Rally in Final Innings WEATHER IS BAD Despite Downpour Crowd Witnesses the Great Contest--Plrates Jump Into Lead in Initial Inning, Batting Summers Out of Box and Cinching Game at Very Start. ETROIT, Mich., Oct. 11.-Pitts burg defeated Detroit, 8 to 6, here today in one of the most spectacular and fiercely contested games ever played in a world's cham pionship series. This gives Pittsburg the margin of two games to one, and the National league chbampions are correspondingly jubilant. Detroit, however, showed in the final innings of the battle that it is far from hopelessly beaten. Weather conditions were frightful. Rain fall frequently during the nine innings, several times in hard showers of sev eral minutes' duration. The sky was threatening all day and it was so dark during the last two inning that it was hard for both players and spec tators to follow the ball. A sharp northwest wind added to the discom fort of the players and the spectators. Despite wretched weather, the at tendance, 18,277, broke all local rec ords for the world's series. Pittsburg jumped into the lead im mediately by scoring five runs in the first inning. They batted Summers out of the box, aided by some poor fielding. Another run in the second inning gave Pittsburg a lead of 6 to 0, and the game then appeared to be safe for the visitors. Detroit, however, came to the' fore with one of the gamest rallies ever made and scored four runs in the sev enth inning natting Maddox hard and playing like fiends. With the score, 6 to 4, Pittsburg connected with some of Works' curves in the ninth for two runs. With the score 8 to 4 against it, the Detroit team smashed out two more runs in the last inning. Had Sam Crawford been aible to hit up to his usual mark, this afternoon, there would have been a different story to tell. Pittsburg- AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Byrne, 3b ......... 5 1 2 2 2 0 Leach, cf .......... 4 3 2 1 0 0 Clarke, If ......... 4 1 0 5 0 0 Wagner, ss ........ 5 1 4 3 4 0 Miller, 2b ......... 4 1 0 3 5 1 Abstein, lb ........ 4 1 2 8 0 1 Wilson, rf ......... 4 0 1 0 0 0 Gibson, c .......... 4 0 0 5 1 0 Maddox, p ......... 4 0 0 0 1 0 Totals ...........38 8 11 27 13 2 Detroit- AB. R. H. PO. A. E. D. Jones, If........ 5 2 2 0 0 0 Buch, ss .......... 5 1 4 4 3 1 Cobb, rf ........... 5 0 2 3 0 0 Crawford, of ...... 5 0 0 5 0 1 Delehanty, 2b ..... 5 1 3 2 0 0 Moriarity, 3b ...... 3 1 0 0 3 0 T. Jones, lb ....... 3 1 1 7 0 0 Smith, c ........... 4 0 0 3 2 1 Summers, p ..... 0 0 0 0 1 0 Willett, p .......... 2 0 0 2 3 0 McIntyre ...... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Works, p ......... 0 0 0 1 0 Mullin** ......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals... .......39 6 12 27 13 3 *-Batted for Willett in the seventh. **-Batted for Works in the ninth. Score by innings: Pittsburg ......5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-8 Detroit .... ....0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2-6 ,CHICAGO GAME POSTPONED. CHICAGO, Oct. 11.-The fourth gage scheduled between the Chicago National and the American league baseball clubs for the city champion ship today, was postponed on account of wit grounds. , 4f *, MONTANA WEATHER. 4 4 Fi.r Tuesday; Wednesday f * inciasing cloudiness. ' :"04040, .** b** at the Grand hotel for the delegates during congress week. The manage ment of the hotel announced to the accommodations committee that its limit had been reached in the matter Navigation Is Possible, `Says Senator Carter Declares That He Will Go Down The Line for Steamboat Traf fic on Yellowstone River SI CERTAINLY think the navigation * of the Yellowstone from this city to its mouth is a very feasi ble proposition, both from the engi neering and commercial standpoint," said Senator Thomas M. Carter yester day evening. "It is a move in the right direction, and I shall do all I can to further the scheme." Senator Carter spent last night in this city, leaving this morning on the special excursion train to Red Lodge where he will deliver the principal speech of the day at the Carbon coun ty fair. The senator will address the visitors at the fair on the agricultural resources of the state. In speaking of the movement to make the Yellow stone navigable, Senator Carter fur ther said: "In view of the fact that the engi neers have not as yet made any report to congress on the practicability of the work I. would not at this time like to commit myself to any statement as to what will be done if the army de partment should report against the work. Personally I think the stream can be made navigable, but in case this is done I would base its chief usefulness on the effect it will have in bringing about more equitable freight rates. Whether there really is enough freight which can be handled econom ically by river navigation is still somewhat of a question in my mind. The people of Billings can feel as sured that when the army engineers make their report I will do all in my power to get an appropriation if the report is favorable to the scheme, and will continue to work for it if the en gineers are against it. "I expect to be present at the Dry Farming congress and would like to present a few observations along the line of conservation. The congress will be a splendid thing for Billings and for the state; and Billings will be called upon to entertain a large num ber of people if my observations con cerning the general interest through TAFT DECLINES TO TALK. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11.-President Taft today declined to discuss the re ports from Washington that Charles R. Crane, recently appointed minis. ter to China, may be permanently re called because deemed by the state department at Washington as indis creet. The president has adopted the poll. cy of leaving diplomatic matters en tirely in the hands of Secretary Knox. HURRICANE IN FLORIDA. + + ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Oct. - ' 11.-At 3 o'clock, advices from 4 4 Marathon, a station on the 4 1 Florida East Coast railroad, 4 * stated that a 60-mile gale was 4 4 blowing there. Warning has 4 4 been given the people along + 4 the shore below Marathon. 4 4' 4' 4''''44444 '4'4'4'4'4'4'. Canadian Express Robber Said To Be in Jail at Vancouver VANCOUVER, B. C., Oct. 11.-One of the robbers who on May 19 entered the offices of the Canadian Express company in Truro, N. S., and at the point of pistols compelled the clerks to deliver over to them cash and money orders amounting to about $9, 000, is alleged to be in jail here. W. L. Burgess, a real estate spec ulator, was arrested today by Wil-l of reservations. The Northern and Annex manage ment also announces that the capacity of those hotels has been reached. With the two largest hotels in the city practically filled for the congress out the state are correct. The con gress will without doubt be the best boost that Billings has ever had, and your citizens are to be congratulated upon securing it and upon advertising it in the way they have." TAFT STICKS IN THE MUD OF HARBOR WHILE ON A VISIT OF INSPECTION Magnificent Reception Extended to President by People of Beautiful City of the Angels-Inspecting Harbor And Fortification Work Near City 3 OS ANGELES, Oct. 11.-President i gantic task of dredarn, mit ha a - m-n ,. , . -d ,,- .,ni .. * 3 OS ANGELES. Oct. 11.-President Taft arrived in the hospitable flower land of southern Call fornia today and received an enthu siastic greeting. He visited first the deep water and inner harbors of San Pedro, below the city, and had a sail of an hour and a half inside the 'big government breakwater. Returning to Los Angeles at 1 o'clock, he was taken for an automobile ride of two hours through crowded streets of Los Angeles. The president passed in re view of the school children and made an address to them in which he sought to inculcate a lesson on patri otism by catchecising them as to the meaning of the flag and their idea of the liberty which it represents. This evening Mr. Taft was the guest of honor at a banquet at the Shriner auditorium, which, in point of num bers, and in lavishness of decoration proved to ,be one of the distinctive features of his trip. The presidents' visit to Los An gales primarily was arranged that he might spend a day or two 'with his sister, Mrs. W. A. Edwards, of this city. Mr. Taft rested at his sister's home for a time during the late aft ernoon and spent the night there. Tomorrow the president will be tak en for an automobile ride to Pasa dena and through the orange districts of Riverside, he will be entertained at luncheon at Pasadena and at dinner at Riverside. Late tomorrow night he will start for the east on the latter half of his long trip, and both in point of time and in mileage his jour ney will be half complete. The president reached Los Angeles at 7:45 a. m., and his train was im mediately switched to the tracks lead ing to the harbor of San Pedro. Ar riving there at 9 o'clock the presi dent was taken aboard a launch for a trip around the ,water front. He was escorted first into the inner har bor to be given a glimpse of the gi e liam Welsh, superintendent of the Ca d nadian Detective bureau, following a : surveillance lasting over two weeks. Burgess arrived in this city several d weeks ago and spent money so lay ishly as to attract Welsh's attention. His signature was compared with -that of "W. B. Wallace," on stolen I money orders and his arrest followed. week fifteen days before the conven tion, and with hotels and other room ing houses being called upon to re serve rooms every day, it is impressed upon the acc.&nmodations committee that the people of Billings must rise to THEY BEAT THE GATES Exposition Is Robbed By Its Unfaithful Servants EATTLE, Wash., Oct. 11.-All gatemen at the Alaska-Yukon Pacific exposition were discharg ed last night, it being alleged that they had participated in or knew of stealing at the turnstiles. The Times today asserts that the gatemen were organized in a syndi cate with some of their superiors and that the money stolen was placed in the bank to be divided later, the funds collected amounting to $28,000 at the time the thieving was discov ered and stopped. The alleged meth ed of the gatemen, whose turnstiles were unlocked by slipping a coin into a slot, was to catch the gate be fore it had registered, pull it back, take in another person, and pocket his coin. gantic task of dredging out a basin a that will permit the docking of ves- t sels within 12 miles of the city prop- t er. Only the president's launch was allowed in the harbor at this time. c Much to the chagrin of the govern- f ment official in charge of the harbor i work, 'the president's launch struck t + TROOPS ARRIVING. 4 4.+ -t + EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 11.- + t * Troops began arriving today 4 I + from the Mexican side in prep- 4 1 + araticn for meeting between 4 * Presidents Taft and Diaz. A 4 + regiment of Mexican zapadores 4 I + arrived at Juarez this morning. 4+ + Gen. Albert Meyer, who will 4 t 4 command the American troops, * a + arrived this morning. 4f 4 President Diaz will reach 4 4 Juarez Friday morning and r + President Taft will arrive in El 4 t + Paso Saturday morning. 4 Pythians Capture Lewistown and Its People (Speclal to The Gazette.) EWISTOWN, Mont., Oct. 11.-With a general reception at the Grand opera house, the 25th annual con- 1 vention of the Pythian Knights and Pythian Sisters of Montana, opened ( today at Lewistown, and for the next three days the capacity of this town will be taxed to the utmost to enter tain the greatest assemblage of the or der in the history of the Knights in this state. A spirit of intense Pythian brotherhood is abroad, and the red, blue and yellow are everywhere seen draping the business sections of the town and decorating the public build ings and most of the private houses. Every train is bringing in hundreds of Pythians and the committee in charge is. kept busy registering the rivals at the Knights of Pythias' hall, in the First National bank block. I At 8 o'clock.this evening, a public I reception at the opera house in which I the address of welcome was delivered by Chairman E. G. Worden; responses I were given by Grand Chancellor George E. Palmer of Butte, and by Grand Chief Janette M. Mears of Geyser. the occasion and make every home in: the city a hotel for the congress week. A number of rooms have been listed at headquarters but the committee needs more, in fact will need every available room in the city and urges KEY WEST IS DEVASTATED BY A TERRIFIC HURRICANE Champion Johnson Laid Low by "Gunboat" Smith Sailor From Warship in the Harbor, Accepts an Invitation to Spar With the Negro Pugilist AN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11.-Re sponding to Champion Jack John son's offer to meet all comers in lieu of his usual sparring partners, "Gunboat" Smith, a seaman from one 'a mud bank in the uncompleted sec tion and stuck fast for a minute or two. During this time Mr. Taft and the others had to change their positions from the stern to the bow of the launch. The delay was only momen tarily and with the president's boat headed for the outer harbor a flotilla of accompanying craft fell into its wake. Mr. Taft surprised the com mittee that had come out to explain the harbor ,works for him, but his in timate knowledge of the plans of the Los Angeles people to make their har 'bor one of the finest in the world. The president later in the day, 'when he was made a member of the Los Angeles Association of California Pioneers and was officially w'elcomed to Los Angeles, declared that his first acquaintance with the city dated back in 1891, which he said, amid cheers, entitled him to take precedence over many of the enthusiastic residents in the welcoming committee. Before leaving San Pedro, Mr. Taft was shown the site of the fortifica tions that are to be constructed on a high hill off Point Firmin to protect the Los Angeles harbor. He spent fully 15 minutes on the heights listen ing to a detailed explanation of the plans. It was in the tropical park, near the Arcade railroad station, that the president, alighting from his private car, was officially welcomed to the city by Mayor Alexander and a large committee of citizens. It was in this park that he was "at sight" made an honorary member of the Pioneers' as sociation. When these brief ceremo nies had ended, Mr. Taft entered 'an automobile, which was a mass of yel low chrysanthemums, and at the head of 25 other cars, his party and the committee of welcome, were driven through the downtown residence sec tion of the city. At the banquet in his honor tonight rn.ýa-..e nnN- 4 Panama Libel Case Looks Like Politics, Declares the Trial Judge INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 11.-That the so-called "Panama libel case," was more or less of a political nature, was i the comment of Judge A. B. Anderson I of the United States district court at s the close of argument today in the case of Charles H. Williams and Del r avan Smith, proprietors of the Ins f dianapolis News, whom the govern ment is seeking to remove to the Dis every householder who wants Billings to maintain its reputation for hospi tality to list as many rooms for dele gates as can be spared. Several of the halls in the city are being equipped with cots in anticipation of the crowd. of the United States cruisers, anchor ed in this harbor, appeared yesterday at the chftmpion's training quarters anr scored a clean knock down in his four-round bout with the big negro. Coming out of a clinch, in the last round, the sailor swung a right over hand chop which took Johnson on the chin. The champion went down flat on his back and when he recovered his feet he was so dazed that his manager cut the round short.. Smith mixed things with the champion from the start and he soon demonstrated that he could reach him with the overhand chop which finally laid Johnson low. The 500 spectators gathered to see the training stunt of the champion were highly expected by the unex pected outcome of the bout and they cheered Smith vociferously. An unexpected feature in today's developments of the championship match on October 16 was a meeting of the two principals. Johnson had halt ed to fix a punctured tire when Ketch el, passing in anather machine, stop ped and the two engaged in several minutes of good natured chaffing. Slayer of Girl Is Pronounced Insane Jury Finds That Murderer of Miss Brasch Is an Incurable Paranoiac. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11.-That James Cunningham was insahfi when he shot and killed Miss Oaroline Brasch, stenographer for Gray Broth ers, in the office of that firm on June 30 last, was the recision of a jury in the superior court today. Soon after Miss Brasch was killed, an innocent man was arrested for the crime. To save him. Cunningham confessed. Last Saturday an insanity commis sion reported that Cunningham was an incurable paranoiac; that he suf fered from hallucinations that he is the son of God; that evil spirits are oppressing him, and that all :women are in love with him. After the decision was rendered the court committed him to a hospital for the insane. . 4 * HELENA IS JOLTED. 4 # --- # #4 (Special to The Gazette.) 4 4 HELENA, Mont., Oct. 11.-A 4 4 slight earthquake shock was 4 4 experienced in Helena at %:25 4 4 last evening. It was of excep- 4 4 tionally brief duration, consist- 4 4 ing merely of a jolt or single 4 4 tremble. No damage was done. 4 4 The shock was felt throughout 4 * the city. f +@ 4.. 4. 4 4' +~+++++ trict of Columbia for trial on a charge )f criminal libel. Judge Anderson said he did not wish to give the impression that he had formed an opinion on the merits of the case, but wished to point out the trend of argument toward the court's further enlightenment as to whether or not this'was the probable cause for (Continued on Page 8. 1 Persons who will list rooms for the -congress can do so by calling the headquarters at the Orpheum theater, Iphone 1120 Mutual, or 250 Bell; or by I telephoning to Austin North, chairman Sof the accommodations committee. Feared That a Great Loss of Life Occur ed on the Keys HAVANA SUFFERS Million Dollar Property Damage and Many Lives Lost--Vessels Blown Ashore or Sink In Harbor--Patients Injured by Collapse of HospitaL Ship Strikes Wreck of Maine. K EY WEST, Fla., Oct. 11.-As a re sult of a hurricane which struck the southern coast of Florida to day, Key West is tonight a mass of 'wreckage and the damage to property is estimated at $2,000,000. Martial law was proclaimed and the Key West guards took charge of the city. The United States government has been asked to dispatch troops here without delay. Chaos reigns and few people remained in their homes. Hun dreds of houses were totally wrecked. While the hurricane is the worst Key West has ever experienced, the local weather observer said t9night that the indications are that the east coast of Florida would suffer little. Of 100 vessels which were in the harbor, but five remained at anchor, the others either having gone to sea or 'been washed upon the beaches. Streets along the water front are a mass of wreckage. Brick, as well as frame building throughout the city suffered from the hurricane and many miraculous es capes from death have been reported. Several factories were partly de stroyed, including the Havana-Amer ican, Martinez, Nichols, Ruy Lopes, Manuel Lopez, Fleitas Torey, Cortez and Wolf cigar factories. The top of the First National bank was blown off and the. postoffice damaged. It is known that many persons have suffered serious injuries and uncon flrmed reports say that several lives have been lost. The storm reached its height at 1 o'clock today when the wind had an estimated velocity of 100 miles an hour. This was a hard,steady blow from 11 to 3 p. m., when the wind began to die down and by 4 o'clock, the center of the hurricane had pass ed this point. MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 11.-All efforts of the Florida East railway here to get into communication with the men at work on the road's extension on the keys of the extreme southern penin sul:a have been in vain. Between 2,500 and 3,000 workmen are employed on the lower keys, where there is slight opportunity for pro tection from the fury of the storm. Grave fears are held out for the safe ty of these men, the apprehension be ing intensified by recollection of the hurricane of 1906, when 140 men lost their lives and great damage to prop erty was done in that sestion. It is said that the construction camps are betetr fortified now and it is known that the engineers on the work have been preparing for a big blow. HAVANA DEVASTATED. HAVANA, Oct. 11.-The most serl ous tornado since the 'big blow of Oct. 17, 1906, struck Cuba early today, de vastating the western portion of the island. In Havana many minor build ings were blown down or unroofed. Five persons were killed and about 25 were injured. The greatest damage done was in the harbor, where 40 or 50 lighters, launches and small tugs were either sunk or blown ashore. At Casa Blanca, great anxiety was felt throughout the day for the safety of the Ward liner Morocastle, from New York, and the Plant line steamer Miami from Key West. Both of these steamers, however, arrived safely at 5:30 this evening. The total damage in Havana and vi cinity is estimated at $1,000,000. * WYOMING WEATHER. + t Partly cloudy Tuesday and* " Wednesday; snow in mountains. " 4' 4'" 4'4'4'4'.i"""