The Kendall Miner (Kendall, Mont.) 1905-191?, January 05, 1906, Image 1

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• 1-• I. The Kendall Miner Vol. 1. No. 5. KENDALL, MONTANA, JANUARY 5, 1901 5 Cents •••••••••••••••••••• HUMPHREY JEWELRY CO. Watch and Chrcnometer Makers Rings and all other kinds of Jewelry made to order. Finest stock of Watches. Dia- monds, Sapphires. Rubies, etc. ev- er brought to Fergus County. MAKERS OF THE FAMOUS KENDALL RING. We have had twenty-five years' experience in the watch repairing business and absolutely guarantee all such work. Do not send watches away to be repaired. Leave them with us and get them returned the same day. Humphrey Jewelry Co, KENDALL, MONTANA CAMPBELL DRUG COMPANY Holidays Are Over But it will be well to remember that we are open for business the year round. Our prescriptions are com- pounded by a registered phar- macist; our drugs are pure In quality and our charges are rea- sonable. We carry Pure Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. ALL POPULAR BRANDS OF CIGARS. Leading magazines and perodi- eats of the day can always be found on our counters. CAMPBELL DRUG COMPANY KENDALL 4304 - 4 - 4044044 - 4 - 4 GO TO THE E•sm T911 7:HAS. A. J.A BRECHE, Prop. For Fine Confectionery, Fruits, Tobacco. and Cigars. NUTS OF ALL KIND A complete fine of the latest sheet music—vocal and instru- mental. ************ MEAT MARKET J. I. [EBERT. Prop. Pork, Mutton, Beef, Ham, Sausage, Butter, and Eggs. Vegetables. Fruit and Fish in Season. • JAMES SHERMAN IS BOUND OVER Young Man Who Says Ile Killed Sam- uel Studinski has Preliminary Hearing. APPEARS VERY CALM IN COURT. Remarkable Criminal Apparently Un- ruffled By Damaging Testimony Against Him. James Sherman, the self confessed murderer of Samuel Studzinski, must go before the district court for a for- mal trial for the crime that he has re- peatedly stated that he committed. His preliminary hearing was held last Saturday before Justice William T. McFarland in the district court room of the county court house. The hear- ing was begun about 10 o'clock and the court room was crowded with cur- ious spectators. . Little change was noted in the ap- pearance of young s Sherman when he was brought into the court room by Jailer Silverthorne. He was seinte- what paler than'tteual but nodded and smiled to his friends as he passed through the crowd up to the bar. No Plea pas put in and the state swore its witnesses. County Attorney Ayers and Attorney 0. 4 W. Belden rePrenent- edihe state and John C. Huntoon ap- peared alotte for the defense. J. 0. Luton 'was the first witness called. He told the story of going to the cabin of the old man, falling to get in, becoming susplcioul . and noti- fying the officers of the circumstances. He stated briefly something of the old man's history and habits, mentioning especially the fact that Studzinski frequently kept an odd assortment of jewelery about. 0. L. Bryant, one of the members .of the Lewistown Meat Co., testified that he left a piece of meat outside the old man's place Thursday morning and that the meat was there Friday after the murder had been discovered, just as the witness had left it. Undertaker George R. Creel testifi- ed to being called to take charge 'of the body and of the condition of the old man's body. He stated that de- composition had set in and that it was evident that death had occurred at least a day befOre the finding of the body. He testified as to finding the cord around the murdered man's neck and demonstrated how the knot was tied. Coroner Dr. F. F. Attix was next called to the stand and testified at some, length concerning the position of the body and its condition. He stated that he was called to the offi- cers and after the door had been brok- en in, he went into the room and found the old man lying under a fur overcoat and several beaver skins. He also found a trunk till on top of the dead Man's nest' and upon rerrioVIng all of the articles, he found lying on the bare chest of Studzinski the card bearing the blood written inscription, \K. C. No. 17.\ He examined the body and found that the Jew had been struck three times in the back of the head with some blunt instrument. Two of the blows had crushed the skull and the third only inflicted a scalp wound. By the side of the mur- dered man was found a big knife which .was identified by the witness He stated that it was entirely possi- ble to inflict the wound with that. knife providing a strong man was wielding the instrument. Witness stated that blood and brain matter were scattered over the room and par- ticularly over the side of the trunk over which Studzinekki V/73.1 evidently kneeling when the blows were struck. He testified that the cord whlch war later found around the neck of the murdered man stopped the hemor- rhage. The autopsy performed by witness four hours later after the body had been removed to another building by the coroner showed that the old man had been' dead for at least 24 hours as decomposition had set in. H. R. Watson, business manager of the Argus, was called next to the wit- nes stand. He testified thal he waa milled front his home Sunday night, Dec. 10th. by 'Under Sheriff Ed Mar- tin and requested to go with the offic- er to the Argus building. He went along as requested and upon arriving at the building and getting inside, the officer opened a trap door and while the witness held a light, Officer Mar- tin crawled down through the flOor and handed out two suit eases. The cases were marked with the Golden Rule cost mark and were tilled with articles which were enumerated by, witness as follows: One pair silk gloves, one pair ladles' drawers, one corset cover, three ladies' vests, one tailor made suit, four coreets, one pair slippers, one box cartr. 'gee, one scabbard, one scabbard am belt, one Colts 41 -calibre revolver, I ee silver watches, one gold filled w.. .h. These things were put back in the cases and given to the officer who took them to the jail. Witness stated that cert.: n circum- stances which have already • en made Public, led him to the I ef that Sherman knew something the gods being cached under the Argus build- ing. Sherman was told to go to the Sheriff's office on Friday, Dec. 16th, ostensibly to deliver a package. Wit- ness was one of those present when Sherman walked into the officle of the sheriff. Witness first cross examined Sherman with reference to the hair bridle and other matters connected with the affair. Sherman first said he received the bridle from Paul Lewis, in Wyoming, but later said he was ly- ing as to that and that he really got he bridle and a watch from Alex Mc - ay, the colored janitor at the Argus office. Witness also stated that when he asked the employes 'of the Argus office to turn in their keys, Sherman gave him a duplicate. Witness said that the cord found around the neck of Samuel Studzinski was such as comes wrapped around bundles of print paper and that he had never seen any of it outside the printing of- fices of the town. - This witness wascross examined by Attorney Huntoon but nothing new was brought out by the defense. At this point adjournment was tak- e* for the noon hour. Court recon- vened at 2 o'clock and Mr. Butler the Kendall merchant, was put on the stand. He identified the watches as having belonged to Studzinski. Sheriff Slater was then put on the stand and gave in detail, the confes- sions of Sherman, made to him in the county jail. Undersheriff Ed Martin was also placed on the stand and was One of the state's best witnesses as he has been working hard on the case since it first developed and wan,, ac- quainted with every detail of the af- fair. He told of finding the cache, get- ting out the goods and of the circum- stances leading up to the suspicion against young Sherman. Also of the confessions made and' other matters which have been fully brought out and given to the public in previous issues of this paper. Deputy Sheriff Silver- thorne testified to substantially the same set of facts that Martin gave. The state rested its case announc- ing that they believed that sufficient testimony had been given to hold the Prisoner to the district court. Attorney Huntoon for the defense called Undersheriff Martin to the stand and started to question him, but at this point, the attorneys , for the state insisted that the stenographer be instructed to make a note that the witness was called in behalf of the de- fense and that the defense should be bound by hi testimony. A discussion here arose as to the sufficiency of the evidence presented. _Agerney_klun- toon insisted that the state should be compelled to put in their full case while Attorneys Ayers and Belden held that they had to put on only suf- ficient to prove, probable cause. Af- ter some wrangling, the attorney for the defense moved that the charge be dismissed because of lack of evidence to . hold the prisoner but the motion was promptly overruled by the court who bound the prisoner over to- ap- pear before the district court for trial on the charge of murder in the first degree. Throughout the proceedings Sher- man sat by the side of his father back near the railing and a stranger would have had a difficult time telling him from any of the spectators. He listen- ed closely to the testimony but even when different witnesses described the horrible condition of the old man and spoke of the blood and brains spat- tered over the little cabin floor. Sher- man never changed color. At time., he rubbed his hands somewhat nerv- ously but was very little disturbed so far as anyone was able to determine. AL the conclusion of the case, he laughed with some of his acquaint- ances and made light remarks as to the size of the crowd and the \fun\ which they had been having all day. As he went out he was as composed as when he entered and smilingly ac- knowledge the salutes of former friends. Taking his attitude as a whole Sher- man has again proven good his unen- viable distinction as one of the most remarkable criminals ever hauled be- fore the bar of justice. He is either totally depeaved or possesses nerve beside which that of Jesse James, Cole Younger and other desperadoes pale into insignificence. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to main- tain this sort of front during the long trial which will determine his final fate. This trial will be held prObably during January as there will be a jury term of lb district court at that time. Attorney Huntoon did not clear- ly indicate exactly what the defense will be. From the manner in which he cross examined several witnesses, he will attempt to prove that,. inas- much as Sherman made a number of cotifessions which are considered false, there is no reason why his last con - !MUM' 51106111 - tik benpver - Whether he will attempt to prove the young man insane could not be gathered from the defense put up at the pre- liminary' 'hearing. eie CARD OF THANKS. I wish to thank my friends and neighbors for their kind asistance and sympathy during my wife's long Ill- ness. GEORGE KEBTZ Will BUILD TO FORSYTH Montana Railroad Has fully Decided to Extend line South from Harlowton. THE WORK HAS BEEN STARTED. Surveying Crews Aro in the field and 6radingiWill Begin Within Ten Days. The air of Fergus county and par- ticularly Lewistown is fairly alive with news of railroad building these days. A new phase' of the activity in this line was injected the latter part of the week when it was rumored that the Montana R. R. company had sud- denly decided to get into 'the game and extend its line from Harlow to Miles City or Forsyth.- President It. A. Har- low is in ehicago for the purpose, it is stated, of buyink rails and making other arrangements for the extension. The middle of the week he telegraph- ed for General Manager F'. T. Robert- son, who left at once for the Windy' City to join Mr.'Harlow. The latter move is significent Si' it known that Mr. Robertson, since his prominent 'connection with the Mon- tana R. R. company, has advocated a progressive policy. He understands the country comprising Fergus and Meagher counties as, perhaps, no oth- er railroad man does and the fact that he was summoned east to confer with . the larger stockholders would indicate that his ideas are about to be carried into effect. By way of lending color to this story a number of Montana R. It survey - as came up to Harlowton last Wed- nesday and are now busily engaged in laying out the route. It is not known whether Miles City 'or Forsyth will be the objective pant but that will prob- ably be determined as soon as Mr. Harlow returns from the east. -The Democrat is informed from a semi-authoritive source that dirt will begin to fly on the extension not later than the middle . of the _present month. fliere — ls undoubtedly more behind this move than the public is now ac- quainted with. One fairly established rumor is to the effect that regular trains will be run from the N. P. at the eastern junction of that road and tbe'Montana to Lewistown and a stub sent down to Lombard, but that does not look like a reasonable theory. It is freely stated among business men of this city that the Milwaukee has an option on the Montana road and that this extension from Harlow to For- syth is a part of the trunk line which the Milwaukee is going to build to the coast. The Helena Independent recently contained a lengthy . article as to the probable route of the Milwaukee in which it le stated that the road will probably. strike the Montana road at Martinsdale, go on through White Stflphus Springs and -up to Helena and from there to Butte via Rimini. The route as laid out the Independent • is a good one but it will be remember- ed that when. the Milwaukee tiled its 'articles of - incorporatiott in this state they,nafhe Mt counties through which the road is to pass and that Lewis and Clark is not one of those counties. It would appear that this leaves the cap- ital city out of it. Everybody out here is very much \up in the air\ concern- ing this project and — the route will probably not be known ,for some time • A bunch of surveyors 'are now itut on the head of McDonald creek. What road they are employed by has not been definitely learned but It is be- lieved that they.are Milwaukee peo- ple. It is possible that the Milwaukee will yet get into Lewistown. 'The plans of the Great Northern to put, their branch through this county are all matured and si„ dispatch from Billings states that the contract for let to Mr. La Follette. This gentleman Is now In charge of the' grading work of the Burlington's nPiv line in Wyoming running from Frannie to Thermopolis. He haa given out the Information that the mat all be moved direct to Bil- lin g s when his Wyoming contract is complete and that work will soon be begun on the Billings -Great Falls line. The Dispatch further says: ' '•Supplies have arrived here from St. Paul for the party of surveyors or- ganized here two weeks ago, under the direction of Engineer W. , E. Young, formerly of the United States reclamation service. The party is new 10 miles out and has established a per- manent camp at the head of Alkali creek.\ It seems that Lewistown is out of it so far as this branch line is concerned. No provisions have been made for coming through this place and it Is likely that nothing but a united effort on the part of the citizens and busi- ness men of the town can change the present plan. It is presumed that a branch line will be built in here from some point on the Judith. but that is small consolation for a city which has been crying for a transcontinental line for years. MINING DtAL CONSUMATED John R. Cook and Associates Have Conduced Sale of Mining Stock to Chicrgo Capitalists. John R. Cook, who has been identifi- ed with the mining interests of Ken- dall ever since that camp sprung into notoriety as a gold producer, has clos- ed up a deal with Chicago men which has been pending for several weeks and he and his associates have dispos- of 650,000 shares of the Cyanide Gold Mining and Milling company to the Chicago steel crowd for 321-2 cents per share or over a quarter of a mil- lion dollars. The Cyanide Gold Mining company was organized last summer and incor- porated under the laws of Arizona. The capital stock was $1,260,000 and the shares have a par value of 111.00 each. The principal stockholders of the company are John R. Cook, who was elected president, William A. Shaules who was chosen secretary and Mary A. Shatiles, John R. Jackson, Jr., of Kendall, Ening Johnson and R. von Tobel were named as the first direc- tors and George J. Bach is -treasurer. The property of this company com- prises the townsite of Kendall and a lot of other valuable ground. They have sunk two drill holes on the prop- erty and have found good pay ore in both holes. The Spokane Chronicle in speaking of the deal recently made by Mr. Cook and his associates, says: Spokane men and Spokane interests have been benelltted to the extent of nearly a quarter of a million dollars by a deal recently made by John R. Cook of this city, whereby Mr. Cook transferred to George T. Carr and A. L. Reid of Chicago 650,000 shares of the capital stock of the Cyanide Gold Mining and Milling company of Ken- dall, Montana, at 321-2 cents per share. John R. Cook, chief promoter of the Cyanide Gold Mining and Milling com- pany, in speaking of the deal made by him and his associates, said: \Our company owns one of the most valuable mining interests in the Ken- dall mining district. When you come to estimate the value of our property it is important to note that In all prob- ability the Kendall district is the rich- est of any of the mining camps in the northwest. \The people to whom we have send our interests in the Cyanide Gold Min- ing and Milling company of Kendall are about to install a 200 -ton plant. and it is estimated that the profits from this mill will be not less than 8500 per day. \Finch & Campbell of Spokane own the prinCipal mine in the Kendall dis- trict, which has lately distributed about $35,000 a month. It has lately been demonstrated that the extension of the mine owned by Finch & Camp- bell and the celebrated Barnes -King mine 'has ore which produces about tfie same profit as that of the Finch & Campbell and Barnes -King mine. \Several mining men in Spokane have lately invested in 200 acres of land lying between the Barnes -King and a mine located on the opposite of the Kendall valley, : and development by means of the diamond drill has shown that the same rich ore in the famous Kendall mine and the Barnes - King mine is found in the valley be- tween these two prospects. I firmly believe that Spokane investors will receive from their Kendall invest- ments !tot less than $2,000,000. \Spokane investors, including my- self and parties I interested in the Cy- anide Gold Mining and Milling com- pany, sold last week to Chicago Nut- let; 650,000 shares of that 1-ompany at 321'2/ cents per share.\ Music Lessons. Will T. Kemp, ex -band miter State penitentiary band, will give leseong on string or brass instruments. Terms; reasonable. Call St room 5, Marshall house. Read the Kendall Miner and get all the news of the greatest gold mining -Dint. in the vest. P. F. Scott General Blacksmithing A general line of wagon re- pairing and woodwork. HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY P. F. Scott Kendall, Mont. clingan 81, Hamilton High Grade Union MADE CIGARS DROP IN NOW & THEN Kendall - Lewistown Stage Line Leaves Kendall 8 a. m. and 3 p. m. m. daily, except Sunday. (The 3 o'clock stage carries mail.) Leaves Lewistown 9 a. m. and 2 P. m• (The 9 o'clock stage carries mall.) Sunday &etch leaves Kendall at 1 p. m. FAST 'TIME RELIABLE DRIVERS, CLAMED COACHES, „FOOT WARMERS. Kendall office: Joe T. Montgom- ery. Lewistown office: Harry Brown. A, A. J. McCormack Livery and Feed Stable KENDALL. - MONTANA. Teams and drivers furnished at reasonable rates. , Good teams, easy buggies and si tisfact ion guaranteed. 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