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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1900. NO. 61. Donovan=McCormick ...COMPANY... Clothing and Boot and Shoe Dept., 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. Overshoes, German Sox, Mitts and Gloves. We are showing the greatest line of Underwear in the market. Ladies, see our Boys' Cloching. WVe lead in Short , Overcoats, Reefers and 3-piece Short Pants Suits. Boys' Shirts and Boys' Underwear. Donoooan.mleoemiek o. "4593 H YELLOWSTONE Ni TNiNL FLLL ...BANK... 1VESSAGE OF BILLINGS CAPITAL, $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 ----0- A. L. HABCOCI, President. CCORDING to the calendar and the D)AVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. weather bureau, our old friend and G. A. A. GRIGGS, Cashietr. yearly visitor, Mr. Jack Frost, will E. I. HOLLISTER. Asst ('ash. soon be with us again, and we sup .pose he will bring with him his usual retinue of snow, ice, cold and bliz zards. Are you prepared for his reception? DIREOTORS. HIlow is your wardrobe? To meet the A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, I changes in the weather that heralds the old G. A. RIG, ED. CARDWELL, chap's coming, you must be warmly clothed. . . LARED. CARDWLL, Doesn't your last winter's overcoat look a PETER LARSON. little shabby? Isn't your last winter's suit the worse for the wear you have given it? --0-- Is your Winter Uuderweai heavy enough, or do you need more of it? Have you every Regular Banking in all its Branches. thing in Hats, Caps or Haberdashery neces Safe Deposit Bcxes Rented. sary for your comfort? Special Attention Given to Collections. You certainly must have some clothing wants this fall, and if so, we make the earnest request that you visit us before 0- making any purchases of Winter Clothing and Furnishing. We want to get your opinion on the new and beautiful clothing Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange we have purchased. We have no fear of the result, as the best dressers in Billings are our regular customers. We are continually at the front with the latest and best things the market affords and if you buy your clothing of us you will enjoy wearing it, as you will have the satisfaction of knowing Yegen Bros. Savings Bank you have the cor.set thing. Our prices are as low as anybody in this wide world can quote on the same grade of goods. OF BILLINGS, 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. We shall expect you. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Bstates. Buy and Sell Real Estate and Live Stock. Responsible Capital, $125,000 Collect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af fairs for Non-Residents. John D, G. F. BURLA, Cashier. Tng Famous Outfitter First National Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL, - - $150,000 SURPLUS, - - - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-President. S. F. MORSE, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDS, Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS CHAs. T. BABCOCK, P. B. Moss, H. W. ROWLEY, Jos. ZmERnAN, G. W. WoODSON. e s Trassa a 9omoral Baninlg Businl---Collietioas Protliy Halo and Ramifed For THEIR RIUHI IS DEFINED DECISION OF INTEREST TO LIVESTOCK MEN. PROTECTINC MORTGAGEES Federal Court of Appeals Decides Money Advanced Holds First Right. St. Louis, Nov. 19-A decision of importance to livestock ,commission men and cattle men generally was handed down today by the United States circuit court of appeals in the case of Evans, Snyder, Buell & Co., vs. W. P. McFadden, et al. A large per cent of the cattle busi ness carried on in the southwest is done by money loaned to cattlemen by commission firms in St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago, which is secured by mortgages upon the live stock purchased. The decision sets forth clearly the rights of mortgagees in transactions of this kind as com pared with the owners of old claims or judgments against the mortgagor. The record in the case shows that in June, 1896, Evans, Snyder, Buell & Co. advanced to Geo. R. Blocker, of Bexar county, Texas. $130,000 and took two deeds of :trust, covering 6,775 head of cattle he agreed to impasture near Muskogee, I. T. In June, 1896, Wm. McFadden & Son began suit by attachment against Blocker for judgment for $55,875 which the attaching creditors had re covered against Blocker in Jefferson county, Texas, in May, 1887. In July, 1896, Evans, Snyder, Buell & Co., gave a bond as inter-pleader for $150,000 and retained possession of the cattle. In January, 1897, judg ment by default was rendered against Blocker. Subsequently the issue aris ing on the inter-plea was tried and in each case a verdict in favor of the in ter-p:leader was rendered, which judg ments were, however, reversed on ap peal by the appellate court. A majority decision by Judge Thayer says, "We prefer to rest our decision -on the ground that the act of congress operated to validate the inter-pleader's mortgages." HAUNTED BY GUILT. Queenstown, Nov. 19 - Ernest Henry Deering, a young American, appeared at the police office here yes terday with a loaded revolver, ex claiming that unless he were disarmed he would commit suicide. On being disarmed and taken into custody he said he had left New York, where his wife and children are still living, last August after embezzling $4,000 of the funds of his employer, Horace Caleb, of New York, all of which he had squandered. The police are making inquiries as to the truth of his state ment. FOR NEW OBJECT. Milwaukee, Nov. 19-The National Industrial company with a capitaliza tion of $3,000,000 has been organized in Milwaukee and the controlling in terest in the new enterprise is report ed held by local capitalists. Head quarters of the new enterprise, whose object is to develop lands of Honduras and Nicaraugua for raising tropical products, will be located in Milwau kee and at Cape Gracias, Nicaraugua. PRAYERS FOR CZAR. St. Petersburg, Nov. 19-The high est religious authority has sent tele graphic commands to all churches to hold special prayers for the recovery of the emperor. All churches in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kharlow, Kwher soni and Odessa were already holding prayers when the order was issued. MARRIED A DUKE. London, Nov. 19-The register of Marleybone parish church proves the truth of the reported marriage of the Duke of Manchester and Miss Helene Zimmerman of Cincinnati. The con ple are now in Ireland. Both families opposed the marriage and both deny there is any truth in the report. SHOWS HEALTHY GROWTH. Washington, Nov. 19-The popula tion of the state of Minnesota, as an nounced by the census bureau, is 1,751,894, against 1,302,826 in 1890; an increase of 448,568 or 34.56 per cent. A REGENCY PROBABLE. Paris, Nov. 19-A special from St. Petersburg says that owing to the ozar's continued illness a regenoy till he reoovers is likely. The unole of the 1 ozar, Grand Duke Vladimir, is men tioned as regent. WANT TAXES REDUCED. Liquor Dealers Will Petition Congress for a Reduction. Chicago, Nov. 19-Following in the footsteps of the retail and wholesale druggists, who are about to Petition congress to abolish the tax on certain medicines and drugs, the National Retail Liquor Dealers association of the United States, which brings in al most every retail liquor seller in the country, is looking for a reduction of the revenue on the goods or wares it controls. A plan for seeking the lowering of taxes will be framed at a meeting of delegates of the association fiom all points of the country to be held at the organization's headquart ers here about December 1. A reduction of the tax on beer and whisky is sought by legislation. The members of the association claim they have a number of congressmen pledged and that Lyman J. Gage, secretary of the treasury, favors a reduction be cause it would encourage moneyed men to engage in the manufacture of whisky and drive out illicit stills, thus increasing the revenue. PROBABLY NOT TRUE. Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 19-Pas sengers who arrived here Sunday on the British steamer Atrate, from Colon, say there were rumors at Colon when they sailed that the British steamer Taboga had been seized by the Columbian government at Panama and sent, under an armed escort, to Buena Ventura port, department of Carieau on the bay of Chico Pey. It is added that the British consul at Panama had asked his government for a war vessel. Confirmation of the re ports, however, was lacking and it was asserted that the British consul at Panama cannot dispatch cipher messages from that city. MAKING A SHOW OF FORCE STRONG HINT TO SULTAN TO PAY INDEMNITY. Battleship Kentucky Will Touch at Smyr na Coincident with New De mand for Settlement. Washington, Nov. 19 - The first class battleship Kentucky now in Med iterranean waters, has been ordered to touch at Smyrna, Turkey, on her way to the Phlippines. The Kentucty has been in Mediterranean waters for some time and has made stops at Algierian poelts and is now at Naples, Italy. She is going to Manila, via the Suez canal route, and is in command of Captain Colby M. Chester. The Kentucky's presence in Turkish waters will be coincident with re newed efforts on the part of the ad ministration to collect from the Turk ish government payment of the in demnity claimed by the United States for the destruction of missionary property in that country some years ago. These claims have been pending for a long time. Payment of the in demnity has been urged in turn by Ministers Angell and Strauss, and Mr. Griscoll, American charge, now at Constantinople, has been persistent in his demands for a settlement, but thus far apparently without any definite assurance that the claims will be paid. The claims approximately amount to $100,000. DESERVED THEIR FATE. London, Nov. 19-The Daily Ex press publishes the following from Odessa: "A party wishing to leave Russia secretly, sailed at the dead of night from Tschuruksu to cross the Black sea. A storm arose and the boat filled. First the baggage was thrown overboard. Then the children and finally the women were com mitted to the sea, but this did not prevent the vessel from foundering, and all perished, save a boy, who clung to the mast and was washed ashore. " RIOTOUS STRIKERS. Lyons, France, Nov. 19-The Lyons street car strike is assuming grave proportions. Yesterday the police ac companied the cars, in one instance saving a "driver, whom the crowd was about to throw into the canal. Today the strikers overturned cars and the police, in order to disperse them, were compelled to draw their revolvers. Many arrests have been made. MYSTERIOUS RCBBERY. Sioux City, Iowa, Nov. 19-Sioux City has a mysterious express robbery. $A 5,000 package of money sent to Sioux City by a Sheldon, Iowa, bank, via American Express company, Fri day, is missing. It was stolen some time Friday. WILL BE REAL NOW. Washington, Nov. 19-It is stated that the war department has decided to give the Filipinos a taste of real war, guerilla warfare being too pro tracted. WHY BROWN LEFT HOME CASHIER'S NOVEL SYSTEM OF BOOK KEEPING. SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS Old Story Involving Attempt to Lead President's Life on Clerk's Salary. Cincinnati, Nov. 19-The experts who have been working today with Receiver Tucker on the books of the German National bank at Newport, Ky., estimate the alleged shortage of Frank M. Brown, the missing assist ant cashier and individual bookkeeper, at $119,500, but according to reports from persons who were with Brown when he left last last Tuesday night, he had less than $500 with hinx. Brown's salary was only $1,500. His bond for $10,000 is good. United States District Attorney Holt will arrive from Paducah tomor row to take charge of the case. It is expected that he will cause several arrests. During the run on the Newport bank last Saturday $200,000 was ob tained in Cincinnati to bridge over the trouble. This was returned and Receiver Tucker had other moneys and papers also transferred from Cin Brown evidently had a wonderful memory. The experts said he carried in his head figures that enabled him to call off correctly the false entries in which he misled the experts who were doing the checking with him. A depositor would put in $3,100 and Brown would enter the proper sum in one book and enter it as $100 in another. Then when it came to checking up he would handle one of the books. Another clerk would check and Brown would call off. Instead of calling off $100, which appeared as the amount of deposit in the book which he was handling, he would call it $3,100 thus making it correspond with the book in the hands of the other clerk. He also, it is alleged, worked it in another way. A deposi tor would draw out $100. Brown would make the proper entry in one book and enter $3,100 in another. When the depositor had his account checked up the figures were taken from the book in which the correct entry had been made. When the bank offi cials looked to see what amount was due the depositor they were given their information from books which showed that $3,100 had been withdrawn. Brown had memorized all individual accounts and the experts find no pri vate marks of any kind on the books. The general ledger balanced with the cash. It is generally believed Brown's first shortage started accidently with an error of $1,000 in the individual accounts. COMBINE MAY FORM. Indianapolis, Nov. 19-Regarding the proposed combination of thresher manufacturers, A. A. Mackin, who recently endeavored to make such combination, today, said: "I have nothing to say about the combine matter at present, but may have later on." The cause ,f the deal not going through a year ago was due to the lurry in Wall street financial circles. Now it is believed Mackin will under take to carry out his original plan for a $65,000,000 combination. GUN IS GOOD. Washington, Nov. 19-In answer to a complaint that the American field gun in China does not the best work General Chaffee cables that this gun has been praised highly by all com manders; that it was the best in the field of all used, but that a German gun had since arrived which was in some particulars superior. COMMITTEEMEN ARRIVING. Washington, Nov. 19-Many mem bers of the house ways and means committee arrived in Washington to day. The republican members will meet tomorrow to consider the bill modifying the war revenue act passed in 1898. ANTI-CHRISTIAN RIOTS. Canton, Nov. 19-Refugees report that anti-Christian riots have broken oat in the province of Kiang-Si. Non Christians wear badges and all others are in danger of death. GALES IN ENGLAND. London, Nov. 19-A heavy gale con tinues to sweep the channel and sev sral mail steamers have met with minor mishaps. CANADIAN PACIFIC AWAKENING. Gives Battle to Hill's New Pacific Steamship Line. Tacoma, Nov. 19-The Canadian Pacific Railway company is preparing to give battle to J. J. Hill and his allied trans-Pacific steamship line. It is planned to forestall the pew steamship service of the Great North ern to Yokohama and Hong Kong by shortening the time with the present line of Empress steamers and eventual ly to supplant these with a new line of up to date ships. The Canadian Pacific steamers do not actually call at the port of Vie toria, approaching no nearer to the city than the quarantine station, 10 miles distant. Mails and passengers for Victoria are landed from the quar antine station by lighter. All this is unsatisfactory to the people of Vic toria, as it necessitates delays and oo cupies time, without proving of great financial advantage to the Canadian Pacific company, and as it does not at all satisfy the Victorians they give no freight or passenger traffic to the Empresses which can conveniently be placed with any other trans-Pacific line. As soon as the new line of Great Northern steamers is placed on the oriental run, and Victoria will be a regular port of call, every Victorian and every pound of freight controlled in that city, will beyond any doubt, go to the American line. This will afford the Empresseses an additional reason for adopting the northern route. This will cause them to run from Van couver up the Gulf of Georgia and di rectly through Queen Charlotte sound, from where they will run out into the Pacific, making their start 350 miles: farther on their route. Another day would thus be cut off the running time and reducing the time from Victoria. to Yokohama- to eight or nine days at the outside. STEAMER'S NARROW ESCAPE TWICE CAUGHT FIRE IN HEIGHT OF' FIERCE GALE. Heroic Work of Crew Saves Vessel and All. on Board from Going to the Bottom. St. Paul, Nov. 19-A special to the Pioneer Press from Ashland, Wis., says the steamer Lizzie Madden ar rived here badly disfigured by fire, which broke out during the tremend ous gale on Lake Superior Sunday and which for a time threatened the steamer with total destruction. "It was a life and death struggle, " said Captain M. J. Madden, "and it is a miracle that we are not at the bottom of Lake Superior. The fact that the fire broke out when we were changing watches is the only thing that saved us. The fire first broke out in the deck hands' quarters and was extinguished after a hard fight. No sooner was it under control here than it broke out anew at the lower end of the smoke stack and over the boilers. We thought we were surely lost this time, but the men buckled to bravely and although the fire ran from one end of the boat to the other, we finally subdued it. "The fire occurred when we were about 20 miles south of the outer island. We had the Noque Bay and Mautenee in tow, but there was such a terrific gale that they could not come alongside had our efforts to quench the flames been unsuccessful. The wind was from the north to north east and we were running with it. As I stood on the bridge th9 boat rolled and pitched so that I had to cling to the rail with both hands to keep from going overboard. "The chief engineer and first mate were suffocated by smoke and lames, but soon recovered, and were up and at it again in a moment. It was strictly a life and death struggle." The damage to the vessel amounts to about $2,000. GRIGGS' FUTIURE PLANS. New York, Nov. 19-Personal friends of Attorney General Griggs are authority for the statement that Griggs, upon his retirement from President McKinley's cabinet, will open a law office in New York City. It is said that he will also have an office in Washington, and will make a specialty of practice in the United States supreme and circuit courts. DAVIS RESTING EASY St. Paul, Nov. 19-Dr. Stones' bul letin tonight is as follows: "Senator Davis has been resting quiitly throughout the day, with lncid n~ tervals. He has been free frbm pali0. His temperature tonight is 98 4-5; pulse 106 and respiration 28." WEATHER. Washington, Nov. 19-Monft Fair in western part; snow in earter portion Tuesday and probably Wedae*e day; northerly winds.