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THE SEMI-WEEKLY GAZETTE PRINTS THE NEWS OF THE WORLD---THE LOCAL NEWS OF BILLINGS AND VICINITY---STOCK REPORTI
B__The Billings Gazette.
VOL.XXI BILLINGS, MONTANA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1909. NO. 184
DROPPED DEAD AT SIGHT OF
THE CORPSE OF A SUICIDE
Tragic Ending of the
Wrecking of a
Bank
HE DIED ON GRAVE
Cashier of Wrecked Mineral Point
Bank Shoots Himself Upon His
Mother's Grave and as His Body is
Carried into House of Mother-ln
law She Falls Dead.
M [NERAL POINT, Wis.. Cct. 18.
F. E. Hanscom, cashier of the
wrecked First National bank of i
Mineral Point, shot and killed himself I
late last night. His body was im- I
mediately removed to the home of his e
mother-in-law, Mrs. John Gray. At a
the sight of the body Mrs. Gray drop
ped dead.
Since the failure Hanscom has been c
worrying night and day and was very c
despondent. a
Mlr. Hanscom was a brother-in- t
law of Phil Allen, Jr., vice president
of the bank, for the alleged misuse of
whose funds Allen was arrested last t
Friday. s
Ilanscom was found at a late hour ,
last night lying over the grave of his t
mother in the family plot of the local
cemetery. -Ie ended his life by shoot
ing himself through the head.
Ilanscom's heavy losses and worry t
over the fact that he had told the de
positors shortly before the bank failed
that it was all right, are said to be
resplonsibly, for his act. C
The dead cashier had been connect
ed with the bank since its organiza
tion in 1884. He began as bookkeep
er and teller and had a reputation for
strict honesty.
Hanscom was 55 years old. He I
leaves a widow and two grown daugh
ters.
JANESVILLE, Wis., Oct. 18.--Unit
ed States Marshal Rockwell J. Flint
went to Mineral Point tonight to take
custody of Phil Allen, Jr., vice pres
ident of the First National bank, who
is charged with misappropriation of
$168,000 of the bank's funds. He will
be taken to Madison where bail will
be fixed.
RESIGNATION ACCEPTED. t
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 18.-King
Frederick has accepted the resigna
tion of M. Christensen, minister of
war and marine. Christensen had
been the subject of severe criticism
at public demonstrations because of
his alleged responsibility in connec
tion with the Alberti frauds.
SUES FOR DIVORCE.
RENO, Nev., Oct. 18.-Mrs. Daniel
Frohman, more familiarly known 'by
her stage name of Margaret Illington,
in this county filed suit for divorce,
alleging that for the past two years
her husband has contributed nothing
toward her 'support. No alimony is
asked for.
FAILED TO REOPEN.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 18.-The
City Savings bank, which closed its
doors Saturday, failed to reopen to
day. The bank's indebtedness was
given as more than $300,000, and it
was declared to be wholly insolvent
in a petition granted today enjoining
W. H. Green from acting as assignee.
REVOLUTION IS FORMIDABLE.
GAUTEMALA CITY, Oct. 18.-Re
ports in circulation here indicate that
the revolution in Nicaraugua is form
idable.
----+-------
10,000 Students
of Bible in Parade
Convention of Christian Church Clos
es Its Sessions In Pittsburg
Children Will Meet.
PITTSBURG. Oct. 18.-With a pa
rade of about 10,000 members of the
Mlens Bible classes, followed by three
big meetings throughout the city, the
convention of the Disciples of Christ
(Christian church), closed tonight. It
was decided to hold a children's day
in November and one in June and a
resolution was passed that the Sun
day school should pay the expense of
children while the latter were attend
ing conventions.
* f
+ MIONTANA WEATIiEII. -
* Increasing cloudiness Tues- +
+ (lay and Wednesday; warmer. +
2 o.. . OO** ****
De Lambert Flew High
Above Eifel Tower
Most Daring and Remarkable Feat
Credited to Heavier Than Air
Machines IsAccomplished
SARIS, Oct. 18. Count De Lambert,
French aeroplanist, just before
dark tonight, accomplished one
of the most remarkable and daring
feats yet credited to heavier than air
machines. Starting from the aero
dome at Juvissy, he flew to Paris,
about 13 miles.
After maneuvering over the city at
an average height of 400 feet, he as
cended in gradually diminishing cir
cles and passed several hundred feet
above the Eiffel tower. He then re
turned to Juvissy.
Thousands who watched could bare
ly credit their senses when they saw
the aeroplane, a tiny object, gliding
awiftly far above the tower, and the
sensation created was more profound
than when Santos-Dumont circled the
structure in his dirigible balloon in
1900.
Count De Lambert was given a
tremendous ovation on his return to
Juvissy. Orville Wright rushed for
ward and wrung the hand of the
aviator as he alighted, pale but ra
diant.
He was led to the pavilich, where
his health was drunk, the crowd
meantime cheering lustily and crying
"Long Live Count DeLambert," "Long
Ii e Russia," De Lambert being of
Russian extraction.
The count held up his hand and
shouted, "Cry long live the United
States, for it is to her that I owe this
success."
The aviator said that the only in
convenience he suffered was from the
throbbing of the engines and the dif
ficulty in seeing toward the end in
the gloom.
The official time of the flight was
49 minutes, 39 seconds. The distance
was roughly estimated at 31 miles and
the height from 300 to 1,000 feet.
Count De Lambert and Mr. Wright
left the field together in an automo
bile.
MORTALLY INJURED WOMAN.
JUVISSY, France, Oct. 18.-A few
minutes before Count De Lambert re
turned to the aviation field here from
his flight to Paris, M. Blanc, the
TIE REBELS FLED.
GUAYAQUIL, Oct. 18.-A rebel band
appeared near Ambato today, under
General Emilio Toran, but upon the
appearance of a detachment of gov
ernment troops they fled. Several
prisoners were captured. In view of
the situation. congress has granted
the executive extraordinary powers
and will continue in session for 10
(lays longer.
ANTI.GOVERNMENT MEETINGS.
MADRID, Oct. IS.-Large crowds of
workmen met in anti-government
meetings at Bilbac and Corrunna yes
terday. Violent speeches were made.
Troops are held in readiness to check
violent disorders.
4.
4 HIS HORRIBLE DEATH. +
4. 4
4 TONOPAH, Nev., Oct. 18.-It +
+ is believed that M. G. Gleason, .
+ whose decapitated body was +
4. found here today, committed +
+ suicide by exploding a stick of +
4 dynamite close to his head. No +
4 cause is assigned for the sui- 4
4, cide. 4
4, 4
Government Has the Right to
Prosecute for Fencing Lands
WASHINGTON. Oct. 18.-The su
preme court of the United States to
day began the second week of the
term by hearing a large number of
motions, hearing petitions of certior
ari and acting upon several such pe
titions. Of the petitions heard, sev
eral were granted and several denied,
the effect being ot bring to this court
for review the cases in which the writ
was granted and to practically affirm
the decisions of the court below in
cases in -which the writ was denied.
The case of Edward Cardwell of
French aeronaut, attempted his first
flight in a Bleriot machine. Shortly
after ascending, the monoplane, as
the result of a false shift of the rud
der, turned into the tribune and fell,
mortally wounding a woman and in
juring a dozen other persons.
EVERYBODY IN EASTERN MONTANA IS
COMING TO DRY FARMING CONGRESS
Car of Exhibits From Glendive---Exhibits From Alberta, Can
ada, Already Upon the Ground---Additional Dele
gates Appointed to Attend Congress
ýý v ERYBODY in eastern Montana
is coming to the Dry Farming
congress," said J. H. Sledd of
the Northwestern Stockman and
Farmer, yesterday when he arrived
at 'the Dry Farming congress head
quarters after a trip to the Dakota
line.
"At Glendive they have chartered a
car and expect to have enough people
coming to requires two or three cars,"
said Mr. S' ... "They have a carload
of exhibits. It was started toward
Billings today. The car started from
Wibaux and finished loading at Glen
dive. Practically every district in
Dawson county is represented in the
car. Some of the Glendive people told
me they expected fully 200 people
would come from that place to Bill
ings for the congress.
"I heard the same kind of talk in
Rosebud and Custer counties. In fact
the entire eastern part of the state
and western North Dakota there is
keener interest in the coming congress
than in any other agriculturial gath
ering of the year. The little town of
Beach is rapidly recovering from the
effects of the fire of a few months ago
and will have a good representation
here."
Mr. Sledd expects to be in Billings
during the week of the congress in
the interest of his paper.
Two carloads of exhibits arrived
yesterday from Alberta, Canada, and
are being held in bond until the cus
toms officer arrives from Great Falls
probably toninght or tomorrow to re
lease it. This exhibit is made up of
grain, forage, root and vegetable crops
from all parts of Alberta. The exhibit
was collected under the direction of
Thomas H. Woolford of Cardston, who
is a member of the advisory exhibits
committee for Canada. The exhibits
from the various places in the prov
ince were assembeld at Lethbridge,
where the local board of trade had
gathered a large display of crops from
that section.. By courtesy of the Unit
ed States treasury department, Bill
iiigs has been made temporarily a port
of entry and the cars of Canadian ex
hibits were permitted to be brought di
reot to this city without the incon
venience of being stopped for customs
inspection at the border.
Governor Norris has appointed the
Montana versus the United States, in
volving the right to prosecute crim
inally for the fencing of the public
lands, was decided adversely to the
petitioner.
COLONIST RUSH ON.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 18.-The
annual colonist rush to California
will begin tomorrow, when the last of
the homeseekers' trains from the east
will arrive. It is estimated that ten
thousand colonists have come to Cal
ifornia this season.
CELEBRATES
DISCOVERY
Landing of a Spanish
Governor Being
Observed
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.-With
its ardor undampened by the rain
which began today this city is await
ing the coming of Don Gaspar Por
tola, who is due to land here tomor
row. When the impersonator of the
first Spanish governor of California
comes sailing into the bay which his
prototype discovered, he will be sa
luted by the warships of six nations.
With the actual ceremonies of the
festival yet to begin, the city has tak
en on the carnival air and the rebuilt
portion is thronged with the pleasure
lovine crowds that made it famous in
celebrations held before the fire of
1906.
Excursion trains have been pouring
their loads of humanity into this city
today until hotel men estimate that at
least 150,000 visitors have arrived for
the festival.
following additional delegates to rep
resent Montana at the congress:
Lt. Gov. W. J. Aljen, S. O'N. C. Bra
day, Livingston; J. B. Hare, Deer
Lodge; M. M. Irvine, Cardwell; Chas.
Cannon, Red Lodge; W. W. D. Terrett,
Miles City; John Catlin, White Sul
phur Springs; P. J. Moore. Twodot;
Dr. Clark, Sweet Grass, and Mike
Sullivan, Clancy.
The county commissioners of Car
bon county have named the following
delegates:
Nels Nelson, George Cannon, W. A.
Talmage, T. E. Butler, Red Lodge; F.
G. Pickering, L. L. Sebright, W. J. I
Crismas, Joliet; Al Boyer, Bridger;
J. R. Parker, Roscoe; J. G. Clark,
Fromberg.
Lincoln, the youngest county in the
Injustice Alleged
On Part of the
Santa Fe
ASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-A com
plaint of far reaching conse
quence was filed today with the
Interstate Commerce commisison in
volving the reasonableness and law
fulness of rates now charged by the
railroads in the southwestern part of
the country on shipments destined to
interior middle western points.
The petition was filed by the South
western Shippers Traffic association,
representing shippers in Texas, Okla
homa, Kansas and Colorado, against
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road and 37 other interstate carriers.
It is alleged that the rates on traf
fic through the ports of Galveston,
Port Arthur, Port Bolivar and Texas
City, Texas, destined to points in Ok
lahoma, Kansas and Colorado, are un
just, unlawful, discriminatory and
prejudicial to the interests of the
points of destination, as compared
with the rates to similarly located
points from New Orleans to Memphis.
Bank Failure Was
Decidedly Complete
+ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.- +
+ The Japanese-American bank, 4
+ one of the big Japanese banks 4
÷ in the west, with branches in +
+ Los Angeles and Ogden, Utah, 4
4 was closed today by State +
+ Banking Superintendent Alden 4
* Anderson. The bank's assets ÷
+ amount to only about 15 per +
+ cent of its liabilities. -
+ Most of the depositors are +
+ Japanese and in Los Angeles +
4+ they made such a run on the +
+ bank that it was almost deplet- +
+ ed of its cash before its doors *
+ were closed.
+++++++++++++++
DECLARES AUTHORITIES ARE
TRYING TO "RAILROAD" HIM
New York Is Stirred
By High Life Scandal
Second Trial of the Divorce Suit of
Frances Burk Roch Batonyi
Against Her Husband
EW YORK. Oct. 18.-The second
trial of Mrs. Frances Burke
Roche Batonyi's divorce suit
against Aurel Batonyi, the noted whip,
began here today.
In outlining her case, Mrs. Baton
state, which did not begin its history
as a separate division of the com
monwealth until after the Montana
hoard of control was organized, has
appointed a delegate to represent it
at the congress. C. R. Hoffman of
Libby, the county seat of the new
county, will represent it at Billings.
Governor I)eneen has appointed
three delegates to represent Illinois
at the Dry Farming congress. John
A. Hoblitt of Atlanta, Dean N. Funk
of McLean and George J. Scharschug,
editor of the country lands department
of the Chicago Record-Herald, are
the men named. They have informed
the secretary that they wil come here
and tell the westerners how much
their section of the country is inter
ested in the question of dry farming.
Illinois .and Indiana find their interest
in the subject because of the neces
sity of applying methods of agricul
ture that will prevent losses during
the years when drouths devastate their
fields.
TO FORTIFY CANAL.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-The im
portant work of constructing forti
fications to the entrances to the Pan
ama canal, it was said today, will be
given careful consideration by a joint
army and navy board during the com
ing winter. This board will visit the
isthmus and go over the entire
ground, investigating conditions so
that congress may be prepared to act
intelligently.
ANTI-SPANISH DEMONSTRATION.
BERLIN, Oct. 18.--Carlist and radi
cal demonstrations against Spain, fol
lowing three meetings held in differ
ent sections of the city today, attempt
ed to march upon the Spanish embas
sy but were headed off by strong
bodies of police who charged them.
Eighteen members of the crowd were
arrested and held for trial.
TO CLIMB MOUNTAIN.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 18.-Steps
are being taken in this city to organ
ize a party of amateur mountaineers
to climb Mount McKinley, Alaska, the
tallest peak in North America. It
is planned to make the start from Se
attle in April of next year.
KING MANUEL SICK.
LISBON, Oct. 18.-King Manuel is
confined to his bed with intestinal
trouble.
Two California Cities Protest
Against the Switching Charge
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. IS.-Sitting
for the first time en hanc. the Inter
state Commerce collnlission met here
Stoday to consider rate cases in which
) the Pacific coast and the southwest
are interested. Today's session \as
I occupied by argument in the San
I Francisco and Los Angeles switching
cases, testimony in which was taken
I some time ago by Commissioner Lane
at hearings held in this city and Los
IAngeles.
I In both these cities the railroads
yi's attorney told the judge that two
of ,the questions to be decided related
to the defendant's alleged unfaithful
ness. Batonyi was on hand when the
case was called, but his wife had not
arrived by the time the jury was ob
tained.
Mrs. Baytonyi's first suit was dis
missed last June when her attorney
walked out of court after failing to
get a delay to find an absent witness.
The horseman pressed his suit for a
separation and won it, but his victory
did not interfere with the present ac
tion.
Four women were mentioned in Mrs.
Batonyi's complaint.
The first witness was Eugene Ar
court, a chauffeur. He said that in
March, 1909, he drove Batonyi and a
woman whom he did not name, in
his taxicab far north to One Hundred
and Ninety-fifth street and then re
turned.
This taxicab trip is the basis of one
of Mrs. Batonyi's charges. Arcourt
said he did not see anything wrong
in the actions of the defendant or his
companion that night.
Other witnesses testified to the tax
icab incident. One related how Ba
tonyi entered his store to purchase
some spirits of ammonia, while the
taxicab, with the curtains drawn, re
mained standing at 'the curb. In a mo
ment, he said, a woman alighted from
the vehicle and entered the store
against 'the defendant's protests. Not
heeding him she stood before a mirror
and smoothed her disheveled hair.
Mrs. Batonyi's lawyer called other
witnesses in an attempt to prove that
the defendant visited a woman in her
apartments on Riverside Drive.
Mrs. Batonyl also testified. She was
asked but two questions, one of which
was her name which she said was
Frances, and when she was married
to Batonyl. On March 4, 1908, she
replied, and was then excused. The
case will be continued tomorrow.
TOUR OF INSPECTION.
NEW YORK, Oct. 18.-Clarence
Mackay, president of the Postal Tel
egraph Cable company, left for Chi
cago this evening on a tour of inspec
tion. He was accompanied by Vice
President Adams and other officers.
The territory to be covered will in
clude the Pacific coast and it is ex
pected that 10,000 miles of lines will
be inspected before the party returns
to New York.
4
SUPPLIES FOR SUFFERERS.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-Relief
supplies for the flood sufferers in the
vicinity of Monterey, Mexico, are be
ing received for distribution among
the thousands of destitute in North
eastern Mexico.
BALLINGER AT YUMA.
YUMA, Ariz., Oct. 18.-Secretary of
the Interior Ballinger arrived here to
day and made an investigation of
reclamation works in this city. Mr.
Ballinger left for the east tonight.
4+ + + + + + + + 4..4.+ + + + +
+ GREATLY IN EARNEST. .
4. +
+ NEW YORK, Oct. 11.-Lady +
+ Frances Cook, better known in +
+ this country as Tennessee Claf- +
+ lin, who arrived in this city to- +
+ day, says she is ready, if need +
+ be, to spend $1,000,000, all her +
+ fortune to win votes for the +
4. women. -
+ + + + + + + +
make a switching charge for each car
and as no similar charge is collected
in othr cities, shipplers of the two
coast points contend that the charge
is unfair.
The taking of testimony in the San
Francisco distributive rate case was
set by agreement for December 15,
when the commission will meet in
Washington.
Tomorrow the commission will take
up the hearing on alleged excessive
rates from coast terminals to Nevada
points.
Arrest of a Mexican
Author in Los
Angeles
SEEKING REVENGE
De Lara Alleges That Mexican Offi
cials, Angered by His Exposure of
Peonage, have Induced United
States Authorities to Sieze Him and
to Send Him Across the Border,
L S ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 18.-Gui
terrez De Lara, Mexican attorney
and author, was arrested by Unit
ed States immigration inspectors act
ing under orders from the department
of commerce and labor. De Lara be
came widely known recently as the
man who accompanied a well known
American magazine writer into Mex
ico, where he obtained information
for a series of articles on alleged
"slavery in Mexico."
De Lara's friends allege that an ef
fort is being made to "railroad" him
across the border into Mexico, where
the authorities of that country might
deal with him.
De Lara was arrested here October
9, two days before President Taft's
arrival, together with three or four
other Mexicans, charged with disturb
ing the peace. It was alleged that he
made incendiary speches in the pub
lic plaza and was locked up as a pre
cautionary measure for the safety of
President Taft. All of the other men
were discharged from custod:' today
but De Lara, who had been at liberty
under ,bond, and who was re-arrested.
immediately.
He is now held in prison and the
amount of his bail will be fixed by
the department of commerce and la
bor. A. C. Ridgeway, inspector in
charge of the local immigration of
fice said that the customary $5,000
bail probably would be required.
De Lara, who is well educated, is
35 years of age. He denies that he
is an anarchist. De Lara left Mexi
co after the publication of his book,
"Los Bribe," or "The Bribers," which
incurred the hatred of the officials in
Mexico. He was married a few weeks
ago to an American woman.
De Lara is one of the National So
cialist organizers of the United States,
having been appointed from social
ist headquarters in Chicago. Chief
Inspector Ridgeway said today that
the local immigration bureau was act
ing entirely under orders from Wash
SCOTTISH RITE MASONS.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-Attended
by the three Masons of the highest
standing in all America, the biennial
meeting of the supreme council of
the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry
for the southern jurisdiction of the
United States, assembled here today,
Sovereign Grand Commander James
D. Richardson of the southern juris
diction, calling the meeting to order.
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RIGHTS OF MARINE OFFICER
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18.-Attorney
General Wickersham has rendered an
opinion that the 122nd article of war
does not give officers of the marine
corps authority to exercise command
in the army unless they have been
attached for service with that branch
by order of the president and are still
serving with the army under that or
der.
Machine Raced on
After Hitting Men
Careless Driver of Automobile Strikes
Two, Killine One, But Does Not
Slacken Pace.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Oct. 18.-John
Casno. a building contractor of Hunt
ington Beach, was killed last night,
and his brother, Peter Casno, serious
ly injured when an automobile ran
them down on Huntington Drive be
tween Los Angeles and Pasadena.
The automobile raced on leaving
the two men lying in the road and
they were not discovered until some
hours later. The identity of the chauf
feur has not been learned.
* WYOMING WEATHER. "
+ Partly cloudy Tuesday and *
* Wednesday; warmer Tuesday +
* "
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