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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1900. NO. 60. I Donovan McCormick S ...COMPANY... Clothing and Boot and Shoe Dept. º Men's and Boys' Winter Clothing, direct from the " * leading manufacturers. We show style, fit and well- made clothing. * Full Line of Fur Coats, every one guaranteed; - also Sheepskin-Lined Clothing. 8 Overshoes, German Sox, Mitts and Gloves. We are showing the greatest line of Underwear in the market. *- Ladies, see our Boys' Clothing. We lead in Short i * Overcoats, Reefers and 3-piece Short Pants Suits. Boys' Shirts and Boys' Underwear. DonooanmLeooPmieI ko. o 45 93 YELL-OWSTONE NATIONAL F LL ...BANK... MUESSAGE OF BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $60,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -o A. L. BABCOCK, President. I CCORDING to the calendar and the DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. weather bureau, our old friend anm O. A. GRIiGGU. Cashier. yearly visitor, Mr. Jack Frost, wil E. H. HOLLISTER. ss't C.ash. soon be with us again, and we sup pose he. will bring with him hii usual retinue of snow, ice, cold and bliz zards. Are you prepared for his reception' DIREOTORS* How is your wardrobe? To meet th: A. L. BABOOCx, DAVID FRATT, changes in the weather that heralds the ok G. A. ORIGGS, ED. OARDWELL, chap s coming, you must be warmly clothed Doesn't your last winter's overcoat look I PETE R LARSON. little shabby? Isn't your last winter's suil the worse for the wear you have given it -0--- Is your Winter Underwear heavy enough, of do you need more of it? Have you every. Regular Banking in all its Branches. thing in Hats, Caps or Haberdashery neces. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. sary for your comfort? Special Attenton n to Collection. You certainly must have some clothing peial ttenton iven to Collecton wants this fall, and if so, we make the earnest request that you visit us befort ----o making any purchases of Winter Olothing and Furnishing. We want to get your opinion on the new and beautiful clothinw Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange we have purchased. We have no fear of the result, as the best dressers in Billings art our regular customers. We are continuall) at the front with the latest and best thingi the market affords and if you buy youl clothing of us you will enjoy wearing it, a you will have the satisfaction of knowin, SBros Saving k you have the correct thing. Our prices are i as low as anybody in this wide world car O quote on the same grade of goods. OF BILLINOS, MONTANA. Our rule is: Money back if you want it _ _ _ _ You see you take no risk here-not a bit We want you to favor us with a call, W shall expect you. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Bstates. Buy and iell Real Hatate and Live Stock. prspeasble Capital, $125,00 Collect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af. fairs for Non-Rosidents. .John . Gakamp . G, P, BURLA, Cuitar, The Fa! OIJfe . •~~~~~ IniI NDI l l First National Bank OP BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAew-UP CAPITAL, - - $180,000 SUIPULs, - - 10,000 P. B. Mosa, President, H. W. Rowi.a, Vicc.President, 8, P. Moasi, Cashier. , 0, Raiwousn, Assistant Cashier. DIRICTORS Casr. T, 8.acocx, P. B, Moss. H. W, Rowirv, Jos. ZmSmuan, G, W, WooPsoN. w eaishmM mkii .4 l POIMIMiJ Mai P BOSS CROKER IN NEW ROLE WANTS NEW YORK RID OF VICE. HELPS PURITY MOVEMENT At His Suggestion Tamany Will Take Part in Correcting Existing Evils. New York, Nov. 15-The executive committee of Tammany hall held a meeting tonight at which Richard Croker bade all leaders good bye and took a hand in starting a movement for ridding the city of vice. In a little speech the Tammany leader said he was going to Europe for his health, not pleasure, and then in troduced isidore Strauss, president of the educational alliance, as a man who wts acquainted with the oondi tion of things on the east side, ad ding: "I hope you will give attentive hearing to his statements of the con ditions of vice that exists there and that after you have heard what he has to say you will use your every effort to correct these evils as far as lies in your power." Strauss said he had met Croker at a dinner accidently and had talked with him for two hours over the con ditions on the east side and that SCroker had asked him to tailk to the executive committee of Tammany hall, and then addressing the committee, Strauss told of what was needed on the east side to suppress crime. He said that he as a democrat had fre quently had cast up to him the state ment that Tammany hall receives a greater part of its revenue from the people in those evil conditions of life and that no good can be accomplished unless the power of Tammany hall is destroyed. Strauss said he had re e peated this to Croker and the latter d had asked him to come before the committee with a statement and had promised his aid. Lewis Nixon, then, by resolution, had a committee of five appointed "to d investigate the moral condition of the !. city and then to report and suggest a remedies for the correction of abuses." Nixon was made chairman and the other members are C. J. Clausen, president of the park board; Colonel - Michael C. Murphy, president of the hg ealth board; J. J. Scannell, fire com e missioner, and John W. Keller, chari e ties commissioner. Croker then arose and said: r "I have nothing to add to what has a been said to you by Mr. Strauss be cause he is familiar with the matters on which he has spoken to you. I r hope the entire committee will give its s full strength towards helping him and his work. We should heartily endorse his remarks and aid him in crushing out the awful crime, and right here I want to reiterate what I said to you three weeks ago, and that is that not one dollar comes into my possession from the owners of pool rooms or houses of ill fame and if any of you gentlemen are collecting from any of these people you had better get out of the organization. It has no use for you. You are a disgrace to it. Our organisation cannot and will not stand for any such thing," The meeting broke up in confusion because of the attitude of Croker. Corouor Fitapatrick, Tammany leader in the Fourteenth assembly district, denied that there were any disreputable houses in his district. He said if there were any, they were in the tene ment houses and could not be con trolled. To this Croker excitedly re plied that the coroner did not know Swhat could be done until after some effort was made. MARCUS PALY'S FUNERAL, New York, Nov. 15- The funeral services over the late Marous Daly, who died in this pity November 18, took place at St. Patrick's cathedral today, Solemn requiem mass was celebrated by Bight Rev, Bishop Broudel of Helena, Mont, He was asisated by Rev, Father Michael J. Iavelle of St. Patriok's and others. The musioal programme was rendered by a double chorus and choir. The grand requiem mass by Cherubini was sung, The pall bearers were James l. agina , John W. Mackay, Henry 8, Rolsa, Hoamer R, Parsons, John A, Sallivan, ex.Mayor Hugh J, Grant, Win. Smeallo and W1m. L. Bull, The casket was taken to Calvary and placed to a reoelving vault, SIPCIAL EXHIBITION RATE. Chlcago, Nov, 11-.The Ceatral Pan, mauger .aoolatinon has announced a ronud trip rate of one fre plus I, from points all over its territory to Ohitago for the laternational Lve. stcek exhibition, which begins Deoe_. ber 1, ,Tickets will be on .le for three days and be good returning until -aneember 10. CONCERNING STRONG ESTATE. Executors and Receiver Give Statements to the Public. New York, Nov. 15-A. R. Shat tuck and P. Bradlee Strong, executors of the estate of William L. Strong, give out the following statement this afterhoon: "Our attention having been called to the fact that Eliza T Griswold has begun suit in the United States court against the executors of the late W. L. Strong to recover certain securities and mortgages, we dsire to state that, as executors, on taking possession of Strong's property we found certain securities and mortgages, which were apparently the property of Eliza T. Griswold. We made a list of the same and handed it to Mrs. Griswold, ex pressing the desire to turn them over to her. Mrs. Griswold has simply commenced suit to get an order of court so as to perfect her title to these securities." Edward A. Treat, receiver, later in the day gave out the following state ment: "Mr. Bliss and Mr. Claflin, members of the advisory committee, stated this afternoon that an examina tion of the liabilities of the firm of W. L. Strong & Co., seems to show that the total amount of notes drawn by C. H. & F. H. Stott and endorsed by W. L. Strong & Co., amount to $1,060, 000. There seem to be no notes of W. L. Strong & Co., except one note for $7,000. We are credibly informed that there has been no swapping of paper and that there are no notes drawn by W. L. Strong & Co. and en dorsed by C. H. & F. H. Stott. There is no mystery or complication in the bookkeeping of the firm." INSANE PARENT'S ACT. Warren, Minn., Nov. 15-The 18 year old daughter of John Wold, liv ing in the eastern part of this county, has died mysteriously. Wold's wife and another daughter died last sum mer under suspicious circumstances. Wold is mentally unbalanced and it is believed poisoned all three. A deputy sheriff has gone to arrest him. JEFF WILL FIGHT BOTH SIGNS ARTICLES TO MEET RUHLIN AND SHARKEY. to Ohio Man Comes First-Articles Prac he tically Call for Finish Contest a t d in Both Events. n,1 el be New York, Nov. 15--James J. . Jeffries of California today signed b i- articles of agreement for ffghts with ,B Gus Ruhlin, of Akron, Ohio, and Tom Sharkey of Ireland. According to a, the stipultalons, the bout with Rublin 1. is to take place first. The terms of irs the agreement signed by Jeffries were I forwarded to Ruhlin at Mahoney City, its Pa.. and Billy Madden soon after Qd noitfied his agent in this city that e, $2,500 had been sent to Al Smith on behalf of Ruhlin to cover the cham- o I pion's money. ou The Jeffries-Ruhlin agreement calls ot for a 25 round contest before the club , offering the best inducements, on or or about July 1, 1901, the exact date to a be named when the club articles are of signed. of Practically the articles call for a or fight to a finish. Should the contest ar take place in a state or city legalizing only limited round contests, then at the t end of the, 95th round, if the referee is b a not able to render a decision he shall r, be perimtted to extend the contest five er rounds at a time, indefinitely, or ,I, until able to decide who is the win ner. If either man be beaten between C if now and the time of the battle the e. match can be deolared off by the man n. who remains unbeaten. There is e. only one condition in the agreement ii w and that is that Jeffries reserves the I ae right to meet Bob Fitzsimmons before a the match with Rublin, providing this d can be arranged on or before April 1, s 1901, The match with Fitzsimmons s may necessitate a postponement of the I l bout, In a signed agreement which a y' Jeffries today sent to Tom Sharkey for t 8, his signature the fight is to be on the al same terms as the Jeffries-Ruhlin con- f test. The date for the match is set f P for, on or before July 1, 1901. J, ~ CORBETT SIGNS. I u Chicago, Nov, 15-Lou N. House he man, matchmaker of Tattersall's s Athletic club, today secured the sig. Snature of James J, Corbett to articles b es of agreement, calling for-a six round bout between the ex-champion and i a Champion Jefferes' It is expected I that the men will meet at Tattersall'., t Ohicago, January 16, for 60 per oeat of the gate reeeipts, the winner to s eaeT 76 and the loser 86 of the 50 per t cent, Corbett posted $1,000 with Houseman as a forfeit. The articles g. were forwarded to Wn, A. Brady, a manager of Jefries, this afternoon., CORW WA SAVEAD, re* Philadelphia, Nov. 16-The steamer i m- Georgian Priace arrived with the t or crew of the Norwegian bark High- i iL PFlyer which has been abandoned at mon i In a ni inD condittioin. MAN'S SHAIME WOMAN'S SIN DEATH MYSTERY IN NEW YORK HOTEL. TALE OF A GREAT CITY Prominent Physician and His Para mour Pay the Penalty of Their Illicit Love. New York, Nov. 15-Dr. Christo pher T. Ahlstrom, of this city, and a woman were found dead in a bedroom in the Boulevard hotel in Broadway this morning. Both had been suffo cated by illuminating gas. Rhinehold Busch, proprietor of the hotel, said that the couple, whom he had never seen before, came to the hotel about 5 o'clock yesterday after noon. They drank together in the restaurant and seemed in the best of spirits. About 7 o clock the man asked for a room for himself and woman. Ho; registered as "John Mul len and wife, New York City." He was assigned to a room on the third floor; the room was a small hall bed room. About 2 o'clock this morning Proprietor Busch fohnd that gas was escaping from the room. An entrance was forced and the gas was found es caping from the radiator. One of the gas jets burned dimly. The woman was found on the floor and the man on the bed. Both were dead. The woman was a handsome brunette. about 27 years old. Her clothing was of good quality. On her left hand she wore four rings which the police say arc worth $11000. In the room was a sealskin sacque with a tag upon it bearing the name "Marshall Field & Co., Chicago." It is the opinion of the hotel pro prietor and the police that the deaths were accidental, the occupants of the room failing to properly shut off the radiators that supply the gas. Dr. Ahlstrom was a widower, and lived with his daughter Rachel. She was unable to give any information bearing on the tragedy, except that yesterday afternoon a woman of the description of the one found dead called at her father's office. Rachel admitted her, believing her to be a patient. The visitor left in an hour and was not accompanied from the house by the doctor. The woman has been identified as Mrs. Harry Gardner of 109 West 101 street, wife of a man who followed the races. Mrs. Gard ner's mother, it was learned, lives in Chicago. When the husband of the woman was found today near his flat he said he was out looking for her last night, after he had failed to find her at home. When he saw her picture printed today he identified it as that of his wife. The couple were married in 1898 and lived in Ohio before they went to Chicago. Gardner's brother was a patient of Dr. Ahlstrom. Gard ner thought the doctor was fond of his wife, but never suspected her fidelity. He believes she was lured to the hotel by Ahlstrom and drugged and that Ahlstrom becoming alarmed killed himself. An autopsy held late today showed that death in both cases was caused hn n o n ohn9·i~ninr· by gas asphyxationu, e NEW COMPLICATION ARISES. 1 a Case ot Senator Davis Becomes Much More Serious. a St. Paul, Nov. 15-A new feature t in the case of United States Senator a Davis is a slight delirium on first Sawakening. This is considered to in s dicate the mental as well as physical strain under which the patient is a suffering and is one of the stages of e kidney trouble which is now a more h serious difficulty with which the sena itor has to contend. e The immediate family are prepared i. for the worst outcome, although hope. it ful of a possible turn for the better which seems to appear in any favora ble symptoms, Thus far this week has been full of anxiety and they ap preciate to its fullest extent the hard struggle for existence now being r. made. Mrs. Davis scarcely leaves her N husband's bedside, save for a few hours d of necessary sleep, always being with. d in call. His sisters, Mrs. Tripp and a Mrs. Morford, remain constantly in , the house and in addition to taking it the carea of the house from Mrs. Davis n and helping the nurses, do all in their power to cheer the aged parents h of the senator, MIBLIOUS STUDENT 1ROW. Omaha, Nov. 1i6-Iu a b$ht today between medical and dental students at the Omaha Medical college over r posseesuon of front seats, Dale Woods e of Sehuyler, Web., was perhaps fatally Sinjurled and Joe McCoan eurionaly Shuart. Plate and stieks torn from desks were uged. Ghouls in Michigan Town Do Thriving business. Detroit, Nov. 15-A special to the Free Press from Kalamazoo, Mich,. says: The authorities of this city were informed today of a case of wholesale body snatching which took place in the' Springbrook cemetery in Newayago county. The work was evi dently done several days ago as the earth removed from the graves was frozen and the graves were half filled with snow. Nine bodies so far as known at pres ent were exhumed and all but one were those of persons who had died within the past year as follows: Mrs. Carlotta Eldredge, aged 85; her daughter, Mildred, 9 years did; Charles James, 60 years old; Henry Houston, middle aged man; Clarence Cole, 17 year oli boy; Don and Bertie Creston, infants, and Mrs. George Bailey, about 50 years of age. The ninth victim of the ghouls who is supposed to have been Mrs. Henry Knowles, although the body was in such advanced stage of decomposition as to be unrecognizable, was dis covered in a hedge fence about a quar ter of a mile from the cemetery, She died about five years ago. The ceme tery is in an isolated spot and up to Wednesday there had not been a burial there for nearly three weeks. The remhants of the caskets, which seemed to have been knocked apart with an ax, were strewn about Athe graveyard. The sheriff of Newayago was in Kalamaoo today and was met here by two men supposed to be Pinkerton detectives. The three men left tonight for Hastings. WILL LYNCH PORTER. Denver, Nov. 15-The confession or John Porter, a 16-year old negro, that he killed 11-year old Louise Frost at Limon, Colo., has been confirmed and he will be taken to the Hugo jail. It is said a mob is forming at Hugo· with the avowed purpose of lynching Porter. FINDS HIS LOST DAUGHTER FATHER'S LONG SEARCH COMES TO HAPPY END. Accident Leads Him to Where the Girl Was Concealed by Her Mother. St. Paul, Nov. 15-Alvin Willis, a conductor on the Great Northern road with headquarters at Havre, Mont., came to the central police station to day and notified Chief O'Connor that he had recovered his 5-year old daugh ter, Gladys. Willis formerly lived in Chicago on Sixth-fourth street with his wife and child. Some moths ago he secured a posi tion on the Great Northern road, and leaving his wife and child in Chicago, went west to assume his new duties. A month ago he forwarded about $800 and passes to his wife and child to join him at Havre. Mrs. Willis-wrote a letter to her husband stating that she was not going to Montana, and in timating all was over between them. Willis was particularly anxious to se cure possession of his daughter, but could find no trace of her. She was not with her mother in Chicago. He has two manried sister, who reside in Chicago, but they were unable to as certain the little girl's whereabouts. Willis secured leave of absence; and a few days ago started for Chicago. On the way from Havre he heard that his little daughter was with a family in Minneapolis or St. Paul, where Mrs. Willis had left her for safe keep ing. Willis invoked the aid of, the police in the Twin Cities, and today he located the family and his daughter in Minneapolis. I SHIP AND CARGO LOST. [ Seattle, Nov. 15 -The steamer e Ruby A. Cousins, which sailed from r this port several weeks ago, loaded with a general cargo of government d supplies for the soldiers at Port . Valdes, now lies a total wreck in The r Narrows at the entrance to Prince William sound, Captain David, her , master and owner, returned from the ,north today bringing details of the [ disasters, The Cousins was wrecked K while trying to pass the Narrows r without the aid of a tug. Her orew s escaped in small boats and were later [ picked up and taken to Port Valdde, i from which point they took a steamser a to this city. s PAYMASTER BARBUH DBAD. a Washtinton, Nov, 15--.Wws w a reoelved today at the nay meat of the death at Hong oil of, typhoid of Mrs. Moley 's r Aamistant PaymasteX J1 i ] served as a private in the O , a ters during the Spmak we r mawteed out ti bIokeL Swxoo as he reoove d was was ivewn _ a ii. 9 and at Bhis ownsq usverul wes l::' .?