The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, November 09, 1905, Image 1

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• THE • INLAND EMPIRE • 4 •• OUP orr a • fo , VOL. No. 6 MOORE, MONTANA, NOVEMBER 9, 190 1 5 SIWILE COPIES FIVE CENTS Deyoted to the interests of Rock Creek Bench and Judith Basin. In politics Republican. _ _ The State Bank of Moore IS NOW LOCATED IN THE ...Brick Huilding - ... A cordial invitation is extended to all to in- spect our new quarters. ARRESTS MADE FOR MURDER Al Heinicke, Ray Loug and Edward Taylor Arrested for Murder of The Jew Merchant, Studzinski The long expected sensation in the Studzinski murder care developed last Friday afternoon when Ray Long, Ed- ward Taylor and Albert Heinicke, three well known young men of this city were arreste l d by different mem- bers of the sheriff's force and confin- ed in separate cells in the county jail. Although it was expected that some one living in the community would be apprehended, the surprise was great when the names of the suspects were announced. A few days after the murder of Studzinski, the city authorities got into communication with the Pinker- ton detective agency and they sent to this city Mr. Lavigne, one of their best men. No one except the offieers knew of his presence in the city and he worked carefully over the ground and gathered together such evidence as was to be had in the rather mysteri- ous case. Suspicion was first directed toward Long, Taylor and Heinicke because of the fact that they were living in the two-story frame house belonging to Peter Anderson and situated only a few steps from the little shack in which old man Studzinski lived and was murdered. The boys moved into the house sometime in the spring. Heinicke is a single man but Long and Taylor are married men. Their wives were away the greater part of the summer, both of them returning but a few days since—Just in time to see their husbands dragged off to a felon's cell, charged with the most heinous crime known to man. Taking the fact that the boys were living near the scene of the murder as a starter, the detective spent several weeks looking into the records of the young men, hunting up every bit of evidence that could in any way con- nect them with the old man's murder and generally ferriting every fact of every nature concerning the young men. In his testimony before the coroner's Jury, held the next day after the dis- covery of Studzinski's body, Alex Branson, the colored man who runs the First and Last Chance saloon, Just across the street from the Studzinski cabin stated that, on the Wednesday night, which is supposed to have been the last that the old Jew spent on earth—Studzinski came over to the sa- loon after a bucket of beer. That was about 9:30 in the evening. Branson asked the old man why he was getting the beer at that time of night. The reply was, according to Branson's tes- timony at that time, that his neigh- bors were in to see him. It is stated that Branson later informed the de- tective that Heinicke and Long were the neighbors to whom he referred. Another witness is alleged to have simply gave the officers his memo - first stated to the detective that he randum hook. The book showed that saw some of those men at Studzinski's he left Lewistown with a load of Wednesday night, August 23rd, but goods, accompanied by Hugh Wagner, later, this witness denied ever having the jeweler, on the morning of the made such an assertion. 23rd. As 'further evidence of this fact The detective and officers in their he was able to cite them .to the books work discovered that shortly after the of Harry Brown who loaded him out murder of Studzinsici, Taylor, one of on that date and of William Woods the accused men, was seen wearing a who keeps the team and whose books diamond ring. It will be remembered contains an entry showing that Hein - that the murdered man was supposed icke left the stable with the team to have had some valuable jewelry, Wednesday morning. Hugh Wagner, including some diamonds. concealed about his cabin. Heinicke was at that time and has since been, driving a wagon for H. C. Brown, the clothing man, and It was suspected by the detective that he was taking advantage of this opportunity to get rid of some of the plunder stol- en from Studzinski at the time of the murder. The detective has not reveal- ed anything of any nature to the newspapers and the account as here given is the result of personal work by the two reporters of the city, but it is stated reliably, that Lavigne went out Into he country through which Heinicke passed, and disguised as a sheepherder, actually dickered with the young man for a watch which he supposed had been the property of the murdered man. This fact, however, cannot be corroborated until the state brings out its evidence at the prelimi- nary hearing of the young men next Saturday. Another fact which was found as a clue against Long was with reference to the payment of the rent of the building in which they were living. 'The rent was collected for the owner, Mr. Anderson. by Studzinski as long as he was alive. After his death Geo. W. Cook was made the agent for the collection of the rent and he went af- ter Long for the money. Long gave Mr. Cook a receipt signed by Studsta- ski, for the May rent but did' not pro- duce another receipt until a few days later when he gave a receipt, al.legtid to have been signed by the old Jew on the gild day of August: This - last receipt is either a forgery. or the old man altered his handwriting greatly after signing the May receipt. ' The several suspicious facts, gather- & together by the detectiv, wer - ! sup- plemented by the further fact that Long and Taylor wre both apparently spending more money than they were earning. What other suspicious cir- cumstances found by the deteetive and officers cannot be made known to the public for the very simple reason, _stated above; that the Pinkerton gen- tleman sternly refuses to answer any questions of any nature whatsoever, concerning the case. Having followed up the evidence against the young men as far as pos- sible. the newspaper men took up the other side and from all df the facts at hand. it must be admitted that the state will have to dig up much ad- ditiOnal evidence to make a very strong case against the men now in Custody. - Ray Long was first arrested, having been found by Sheriff Slater and De- tective Lavigne at the Montana Lum- ber company's yard where he has worked for several years past. He was apparently much surprised at his ar- rest but quietly accompanied the offi- cers to jail. As soon as he was placed in he was put through a rigid sweat- ing but nothing material was obtain- ed from him. In his statement, swora before a notarial officer, Long said that, to the best to his remembrance, he was about town on the night ( •August* 23rd, having frequentel his usual haunts. He said that he was with Albert Heirricke. , Taylor was arrested out •by the county farm where he Vt'ft8 employed by Steve Anderson in assisting in moving a house. In his affidavit, he said that he went to bed early on. the evening of August 23rd, having breri very tired from the labors of the day. He was, at that time, empi.oyed by the Judith Hardware company al the ca- pacity of machinist. As for the ring, he stated that he had owned the ring for over a year preceding the death of Studzinski but that he had pawned It to a well known citizen of Lewistown several weeks before the murder aid received it back only a few days after that event. The gentleman to whom Taylor pawned the ring corroborated this statement. A few hours after Taylor was arrested, Mrs. Taylor went to the jail to see him but was denied admission and was not permitted to see her husband until late Sunday night. Heinicke was arrested by Under - sheriff Ed Silverthorne at the ranch of Jack Frye, 25 miles southeast of Lew- istown Friday afternoon. He was out with Harry Brown's wagon on one of his regular trips over the county sell- ing shoes and clothing. Heinicke was brought in late Friday night and when asked for a statement upon being seen corroborated this statement and showed that he and Heinicke stopped at Oscar Stephens' home ranch, over 20 miles from Lew- istown, on the night that tlw murder is alleged to have been committed. The next night, Thursday, they i-tay‘ a at the Butterfield ranch, at the Blanch- ard ranch the next night. at the Weidman ranch Saturday nigh and on Sunday they came home. It is lif- ficult to see how the state will get around this alibi when they start la to prosecute the case. Huntoon & Smith and H. L. DeKalb are Taylor's attorneys and Blackford & Blackford represent Heinicke and Long. All three of the men were tak- en before Justice McFarland yester- day afternoon and arraigned. AU en- tered pleas of not guilty and Heinicke demanded an Immediate preliminary hearing, contending that he was being kept from a lucreative position by his incarceration. Long also requested an early hearing but It is not likely that any of them will be given a chance to prove their Innocence before next Sat- urday at 10'Welock which is -the time regularly set for Taylor's hearing. Of the three men arrested Long Is probably the best known in this city and county. He has been practically raised here and His parents live but a few miles from the city. He is a nephew of ex -Representative C. C. Long. He Is married and has one child. He has always been considered a quiet, well behaved young man and this is the first time that he has ever been accused of doing anythirti of a criminal nature. Taylor has been in the city almost •: , nit year, having come over hera from the Gallatin valley. His parents are living and he is one of 12 children. He played on the local ball team during the summer and was well liked by the boys with whom he associated. As stated in a previous paragraph, he was working for S. D.`Anderson at the time o his arrest. Albert Hatakeke came to Lewistown something over a year ago from Glen - dive in which town he worked at his trade of typesetter on one of the local papers there. He Worked in a restau- rant for several months after coming to Lewistown, and in March com- menced to work for the Democrat as a compositor. He was a good work- man, reliable, and if he had any crim- inal instincts , -he never manifested them while in this offices. About the middle of the summer he commenced to work for 'Harry C. Brown awl Mr. Brown considers him abiolutely re- liable and states that he is sere tht the young man is not guilty of the horrible crime with - which he is - charg- ed. So confident is he of the young man's innocence that he is Nvilling to put him back to work as soon at, he is released, if the charges prove to be ttntrue. The officers may have ,4•0111C- tIling up their sleeves Whin' they have not divulged' or which the re- porters have been unable to run down, but unless they have, it would _appear that they will have a difficult time in proving the guilt of the three men now in jail. Land Office Decisions. -The local land office officials last week received from the general land commissioner two decisions in cases which were carried up on appeal from the decision of the register and re- ceiver of the Lewistown office. One case was that of Nolan vs. Wells, involving D. L. E. No. 2709. 'Walker J. Wells ,made entry Nov. 17, 1904. Nolan filed his affidavit of con- test August 27, 1904, alleging that he..1 Victor Ealking flnacbines UITARs 1 NDOUNS. Pianos an Organs on Easv papinents art Music %tore, Emit 'GUI. Sari, 1..ewiatown, • • Mont. CHAS. W. MORTON LOUIS E. PLACE Judith Basin Commission and . collection Agency 0Mce over Fergus Co. Bank Bldg. LEWISTOWN, MONT. Collections MADE. All kinds of property handled on commission. Fire and Life Insurapce in A P. PROVED companies. • H. LEONARD DeIALB, Att'y for Company. DR. MYRON - E. CUR.TISS, DENTIST Graduate Chicago Dental Surgery. Haskell's Post Graduate College. Will be located in his large house tent across from the Moore Hotel for three weeks. MOORE. MONTANA. Nelson Ross CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Is prepared to furnish plans and Specifications on short notice either in or out of town. Don't fall to have him figure on your work -as he can save you money MOOLE, MONTANA. C M CLAIM, Ti108. NICHoLSON, A M MATHEws, ' had filed a ranch declaration on the land esteem of the community. land several months prior to the filing Mr. Denton is not . wearing a sta of Wells' desert entry and that he had just yet, but will soon procure one. placed many valuable improvements on the land. The contest was heard March 5th, 1905, and the register and receiver sustained the contest and rec- ommended the entry for cancellation. The acting commissioner of the gener- al land office reversed this decision -on the ground that the improyements, alleged to 'have been made h f y Nolan were unimportant and that he had oc- cupied' the land only occasionally when lie ran some sheep on the prem- ises. It was ordered, therefore, that the entry of Wells stand. The second case was that of Edward Hoffman vs. E. H. Frame, involving D. L. E. No. 1487, made March 21, 1201. The affidavit of contest was filed Jan- uary 12, 1905, in which the contestant alleged that the land was non -desert in character and had, during the years of 1903 and 1904, produced paying crops. Further that the required ex- penditure of $1.00 per acre had not been made by the entrvman — -- • Taxes Now Due. Notice is hereby given_ that state, county, district and city taxes for the year 1905 are now due and payable at - the office of the county - -treasurer of Fergus county and that if not paid such taxes will become delinquent at 6 p. m. December 1st, 1905, and that - thereafter a penalty of ten per cent will be added, pursuant to statute. E. P. CHANDLER, County Treasffrer of Fergus 'County. Al Dentin Appointed Deputy Sheriff. Sheriff L. P. Slater has named Al Denton of this place deputy sheriff, and Mr. Denton is now clothed with authority of the law for lhe perform- ance of his duties. Mr. Denton has been a resident of Moore for some time and is thorough- ly trustworthy and faithful in all that he undertakes, and lia-4 the good will Calaboose in the Cellar. Unconsciously, perhaps, E. F. Her sey has solved the problem of a stilt - able calabootie for I he detention of bad men. It came about in this wise. After an arduous . day in tte store ; Mr. Hersey_ was in the act of disrobing when lie was startled by the sound o footsteps on time stairway back of the store. 'lle inunediately surmised that a burglar Was seeking entrance to the cellar and arming himself with astov poker he cautiously crept to the door. He peered into, the dark depths of time cellar way and demand in- stern voice: \Come out of there, you .burg - lat.!\ But the burglar did not come The hour was 'late and the denizen of the village were in the \land o dreams, save one; the newspaper man who was - found in his den. It was comical sight, these two, hurrying through the street in the moonlight the one in pink pajamas and stocking feet, brandishing high above his head a poker, the - ot•lier . with a:shot, gut ready for action. With remarkable intrepidity they entered the cavernous depths and with the aid of matcheS found the intrude in a heap at the foot of the stairs. lie was no burglar after all, just a bibu ions wayfarer seeking shelter from time cold night, al . As an act -of kindness Mr. Hersey and the news .r man concluded t put the man in cellar, where 11 Might- have ' a fain) mfortable bed on the straw. To prevei - possi- bility of tire, they searched the man' pockets for matches.. At this Stage of the game he denounced his would be friends in vigorous terms, accusing them of picking his pockets, and in all likelihood the popular' manager' from Ut lea and the newspaper man will l)e up before Judge Malcolm to explain heir action. CITIZENS' BONK of MOORE, INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MONTANA •••••••- 'Paid Up. Capital, $25,000.00 5 DEPOSITS, NOVEMBER 8, 1905, $32,263.54. OFFICERS: L Woopm AN. President PATRICK NIIIILL, Vice, President ObttnOrr Cl'SITAFER, CRShhir DIRECTORS: .1 T WUNDE'RLIN, PATRICK NIIIILL, R W CLIFFonn, M .1[4 WOODMAN, 3 I) Kies., Gonhox 0 SHAFER._ • **NM* This bank transacts a general banking business, it sells drafts pay- able throughout the United States and in foreign countries: accepts at face value .checks and drafts on all banks; gives careful attention to notes and other items left, for collection, and makes approved loans. , it, receives temporary and permanent accounts in any amount, and es- pecially invites the opening of accounts by mail. Checks and cash items endorsed to ,us, and sent by mail, will be placed to your credit, subject to check, or as desired. 41 0 You are cordially invited to attend the grand ball At Woodman Hall, Evening of Tlianksg,iving Day, Nov. 30, MOORE, MONT., Excellent music has been procured and the supper which will be serv- ed by Mrs, John Reese, in the Fogle building, will be tit foran epicure. COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS: Butte H.. Tipton, George I. Fogle, John W. Nelson. RECEPTION COMMITTEE: A. (7: StOtitenthirg, Miss Stouteriburg, Straw: Harry Spence, Natal: John W. - Nelson, George Belcher, Frank Wolf, Gordon Shafer, C. W. Thurston, C. C. McClave, MISS Ivy Hawkins, Miss Rooney, Elm Ham- ilton, Mrs. Jim. Bowe, Clint. Jackson, Utica. Floor manager, Clyde Combs: Ticket Agent, George I. Fogle; Deco- ration. L. L. Batman. The STATE BANK of MOORE CAPITAL PAID IN 625,000 Located Temporarily In L. L. Bannan Building Opposite Moore ttardware & Implement Gornpany. INCORPORATED AUGUST 22, 1905 OFFICERS: JOHN C. HAUCK, HON. CLARENCE P. TOOLEY, C. W. Thuftwron, - JOHN C. HAUCK, L. H. HAMILTON, JOSEPH GALLAGrt, DIRECTORS: (LARENCE P. TOOLEY, E. F. Turrt,R, THEODORE GRAY, - President Vice PFesidelit Cashier I). S. HASTINGS, .T. E. RICE, C. W. Ti11711STON. money to Loan on Approved Security. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. Drafts Issued on all foreign Countries. Courteous ad Liberal Treatftent fissured to all. ' I ))) H. J. SPRINGER t ii I)) RESIDENT-CONTRACTOR .. )) ( gstimates furnished. on ,- . any kind a -buildings— residences, warerooms -- - business houses -- large - or_small. - ( , . NO JOB TOO LARGE FOR ME \ i ' .. ' , • MOORE - - MONTANA ' \---- ' ' . Eetvistotvti , tailoring* %C,ompany J. L. NEILSON, Prop. -- . Fine Tailoring - by First • Class Tailors also Cleaning and Re- pairing. -.• 4.4 .t. When in Lewistown call dlicl se - our new line of Fall and White • styles, • • -6-. . 0 0 0 0 0 0 . - '(:)itiWo.AOSISIO(02.4: 1 -LOILENZ, McRAE 4/ •' FULLMER .. ' 1, GONTRAGTORS AND • • o o BUILDERS e o 0 0 0 2 Estimates furnisod on Short 0 0 c Notice 0 0 0 0 0 0 ) MOORE, MONTONA c ' ,-) 0000 '00 .0000. 000.0 , 00 13 0 Cubb Brothers . Practical Contractors and Blinders PLANS AND ,SPECIFICATIONS FUR- I NISHED ON SHORT NOTICE Lewistown, — Mont. 1Dr. %. %. Owen, physician ant) %urgeon. (Dille Promptly! Unowcre. Thobt or ear Completc 93toch of orucia (tioore, (11)ontana [WANE BUTTERFIELD. ISREEDER OF Pare Bred Ifereford Cattle. WRITE FOR PRIORS STANFORD, MONTANA 0 , , , ,i)oc) , ,T)c) , )0 , :) , D , ,, . c . j ) 1 o o TOM H. WHITE BARBER o 0 0 Hair Cutting and Shay- , ing done with neatness and dispatch. Guaran- tee satisfaction MOORE - - MONT. *ft at-

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