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YET TO COME GLOOMY, PREDICTIONS SENT FROM CHINA. REPROACHES FOR POWERS Foreign Residents Fear Leniency with Natives Will Bring Fearful Results. Shanghai, Thursday, Oct. 11, (Cor respondence of Associated Press.) From Pekin to Shanghai it is next to impossible to meet a European or American who has resided any length of time in China. but who believes that the real trouble has not really oommenced. All bitterly reproach the powers for not being more severe in their measures, particularly for not absolutely destroying the forbidden oity at Pekin. Residents of Tien Tsin, Che Foo and Shanghai say it was a grave blunder that will in the near future cause the loss of thou sands of lives and the destruction of much property. It is a well authenticated fact that hardly a Chinaman outside of the porivnce of Chi Li believes that the allies have had any success at all. Newspapers are sold in Shanghai giv ing as graphic details of the alleged capture of Admiral Seymour, General Chaffee and others, as any of the wonderful stories that.`emanated from the Shanghai liar a few months ago describing the butchery of the minis ters and their families, which were so freely published in the European and American papers. Not only are the details given at full length, but pic tures are also published showing the admiral and several generals with earques around their necks being tried before native judges. Two Chinamen were beheaded re cently in Shanghai for publishing "wilful slanders and malicious false hoods" in stating that Pekin had fallen into the hands of the allies and that the empress dowager and em -peror had fled. The most serious part of the whole affair is considered to be the fact that 11tt Chinese judges them selves believed the men wele really lying. The presence of foreign troops in Shanghai is not objected to because it means that In immense amount of nioney is being spent there and the only thing that is worrying the Chi nose storekeepers is that some day soon "the ever victorious army of the Son of Heaven" will come and drive the ''foreign devils" out, a consum mation that from one point of view they devoutly hope for, but for finan cial reasons they would rather have postponed for the present. It is anl acknowledged fact that the Chinese as a race are indifferent to pain and practice carelessness with reference to human life, either their own or that of others. It is a fact, though at the same time a seeming contradiction, that heretofore Chin ese have not shown themselves brave in battle, at least when it begins to go against thenl , acting on the principle "that he who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day." The people in this part of China say that Chi Li is but a very small part of the country, only one province out of 18, and but of medium size in population, and that if it took as many men as it did to subdue Chi Li, what will it take when the whole country rises as it is rine to do. The removal or the empress ulow ager and court recently from Shan Si to Chen Si is looked upon by the for eign merchants, missionaries and even by most of the converts as a danger and menace. A merchant who has been 30 years in China told the corres pondent of the Associated Press that it was a place almost impossible for foreign troops to reach, if they so de sire and only feasible way was to go about 1,500 miles up Yang Tse river and then 500 miles by land. If this were attempted, however, they would have to fight the greater part of the way. He believes that the empress dowager has hold of the situation and is only endeavoring to make terms in the name of the emperor just to gain time and trusts that in the meanwhile some of the powers may get to fight ing among themselves. The empress has issued an edict or proclamation announcing her departure from Pekin, not as a flight, but merely to be in a more central position and informing all officials that the country is menaced by foreigners, but that not enough of them exist in the world to disturb the serenity of the court. Some English missionaries who have been years in the country and who are at present in Shanghai, say that the empress dowager has a better knowl edge of the Chinese situation, char aoter of the people and their possibili ties than any other human being alive; also that she has one or two very able advisors. These mission aries believe that her removal of the court further into the interior means that with time on her side she will :~ome oft victorius. They laugh at ..1h so-called overtures of the emperor, whiom. tbey assert, has as little to say ;ding affairs of state as any school 4!kl g every thing into considera ¶,is ordinarily intelligent stranger bearing the opinions of resi dent foreigners throughout China is almost compelled to believe that the "Yellow peril" if temporarily quies cent, is by no means subdued and that though for a time, short or long, it may lie dormant, it is bound to be heard from again. STILL AT LARGE. Escaped Convicts Successfully Elude Cordon of Guards. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 17-Two of the convicts, Estell and Cravens, who escaped from the state penitent iary Friday afternoon, are still at large, having eluded the cordon of guards, and have either escaped from the barn in which they had been sur rounded, or perished in the fire which reduced the building. Some time last night the fugitives evaded the officers and went to Brigh ton, where they hid in Robert Moore's barn. This afternoon Mrs. Moore saw them and leaving her little boy to watch, she started for a neighbor's. Meeting some of the guards, she told where the men were. The guards sent for assistance and began shooting into the barn. Unable thus to force the convicts out, a handkerchief sat urated with coal oil was lighted and thrown into the barn and in a few moments the structure was in flames. Officers from the city have gone to aid in running the men down and all guards are armed with Krag-Jorgensen carbines. PROCEEDINGS UNNECESSARY. Paris, Nov. 17--Count de Cornulier this afternoon surprised his wife, Countess de Cornulier while visiting the apartments of a gentleman on the Rue de Provocatne. The count met the countess on the stairway and fired three shots at her. She died on her way to the hospital. The count was arrested. The family is a prominent one. The countess' brother is an army colonel and the count is well known in the highest Parisian society. He is 43 years of age. His wife was 31 years old. She was formerly Mlle. Bummele Genevieve Bineau de Vieney. A suit for separation was pending between the count and countess. PLEASED WITH THE WORK PARENTS OF LITTLE LOUISE FROST EXPRESS THEMSELVES. Father Does Not Care Who Condemns Him for Part He Took in Burning Porter. Denver, Nov. 17-"Well, no other parents will suffer from that brute's crime." These were the words of Mrs. Frost, today, when asked for an expression of opinion of the punishment of the negro who confessed that he was the murderer of her child. "Of course, I was not consulted as to the punishment to be meted out, and I did not know what fate awaited him," she continued. "I did not care," she said, "just so he was removed from the face of the earth. Nothing can atone for the death of my baby, and I did not have the feeling of revenge which so many people said ought to possess me. Whatever was done with that brute was right, no matter what. Certainly he did not suffer what Louise did, and she was innocent, while he was guilty. Maybe I would have some pity were I not her mother. No one but the par ent of an outraged and murdered child can know just how I feel." . The murdered child's father, Robert W. Frost, returned to Denver today from the scene of the lynching. "A great load has been lifted off us," said he, "and as for me I don't care who condemns me for starting the blaze. No other father will have to do what I (lid on account of that nigger, and as I said before if the brute had been lynched for his first offense in Kansas, my baby would be alive today, and our hearts would not be broken." A mass meeting has been called for tomorrow afternoon at the First Bap tist church to protest against the work of the Limon mob and to discuss the question of the restoration of capi tal punishment. Governor Thomas has promised to address the meeting. FATAL DUEL. Elberton, Ga., Nov. 17-At Heard mont, 12 miles below Elberton, this afternoon Hoen. W. F. Mattox was shot and killed by his son-in-law, J. D. Jones, Jr. It is said that at the time of the tragedy both were shooting at each other. Mattox was about 67 years of age and has long been promi nent in this section of the state. BOLOMEN MAKE MISTAKE. Manila, Nov. 17-Two hundred bolomen with 50 rifles, attacked Buga zon, island of Panay, October 30. The Americans lost three men killed, Lieu tenant H. M. Kountz, Sergeant Kitchin and Corporal Burns, all of company F, Forty-fourth infantry. The enemy lost 100 killed, 21 wounded and 20 prisoners. FOR SHATTERED NERVES. A remedy that will soothe, build up the wasted tissues and enrich the blood is indispensable. Lichty's Celery l Nerve, Compound has been .wonder fully successful in cases of nervous ness, as thousands of grateful people will testify. Sold by Holmes & Cal houn. UTTERS NOTE OF WARNING ROSEBERRY'S SPEECHES NOT WITHOUT MEANING. SO REGARDED BY ENGLAND Former Premier More Powerful Than When at the Head of England's Cabinet. London, Nov. 17-The increasing frequency of Lord Roseberry's public utterances in no way decreases the thrill of admiration and fascination which follows on each occasion. The strange mingling of common sense, sentiment, surpassing rhetoric and homely phrases puzzles the people of Great Britain to such an extent that the former premier may well be said to have gained more power since he has been out of power than he ever enjoyed before. His speech at Glas gow yesterday on the occasion of his installation as lord rector of Glasgow university causes other events of the week to sink into insignificance. Yet underlying the note of that wonderful monograph on the British empire was one of warning and the Daily Tele graph appropriately locates it as fol lows: "Now that two nations at least, the United States and Germany, are so close at our back that their shadow falls in front of us and that show that they are in more athletic condition than ourselves, yet we have no doubt that England has a reserve pace which our competitors scarcely suspect. But we are very near the time when we will have to put forth the best of our speed and stretch every fibre. " It is Lord Roseberry's constant re iteration of those features which makes his words so deeply weighed by politicians and business men in Great Britain. With consummate skill he presents both the weakness and strength of imperialism. A correspondent describing Lord Roseberry's apperance at Glasgow says. "His aloofness from the crowd and his unfathomed loneliness were in striking contrast to that passionate in terest in public business of the nation. Yet, with all this adulation of his countrymen bestowed regardless of party lines, it seems unlikely that the former liberal premier will emerge from his political retirement, at any rate at present. His great antagonist, the philosophic Lord Salisbury, has decided quite unexpectedly to call an early session of parliament and has consented to accept the salary of 5,000 pounds for fullfihing his duties as premier, though nominally, he re ceives recompense for so doing, for the lord privy seal emoluments, which were abolished in 1884, are his. Lord Salisbury, personally was not anxious to receive any pay, but it was thought to be a bad precedent for a cabinet minister to work for nothing, so the salary of 5,000 pounds of lord privy seal was revived and is now his. The first meeting of parlhament promises to be short and is likely to be adjourned over New Year as soon as the necessary supplies are secured. One of the most serious questions of the week has been church matters. The arch bishops and bishops met in solemn conclave to consider privately many controversial matters, chief of which was whether ritualist clergy men refusing to obey the arch bishop's command should be prosecuted. As a result of the deliberations it is proba ble that the obstinate ritualists will be allowed to pursue the even tenor of their way, for the Keisit party is op posed to prosecutions on the ground that they were likely to retard expect ed legislation, while the high church men were nearly all opposed to any civil interference. The decision averts, at least temporarily, what threatened to be a crisis in the history of the church of England. OOM PAUL'S WELCOME. Marseilles, Nov. 17-Final arrange ments have been made for Kruger's reception here. The ceremony at the landing place has been reduced to a few words of welcome, the speeches being reserved for the banquet which will be given in honor of the ex-presi (lent of the Transvaal. Even if the president is not there, in any case, the Boor officials will be present. DRIED TOO MUCH. Oshkosh, Wis., Nov. 17-A building forming part of the extensive plant of the Paine Lumber company and known as the dry kiln, which was filled with a fine grade of lumber, was totally destroyed by fire tonight. The loss is placed at $75,000; insurance $40,000. Origin of the fire is un known. The structure will be rebuilt. LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION. Preparing for Meeting at Salt Lake Next January. Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 17-The committee on arrangements to make preparations for the eighth annual convention of the National Livestock association, which is to be held here January 15, 1901, met here today and appointed various sub-committees and also decided to have an exhibition of livestock which includes range as well as pure bred stock. Entries will be admissable from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado, Wyominig, Montana and Texas. All railroads have made a rate of one fare for the round trip to the-contention. THE DAILY MARKETS. Report of the Commercial Fluctuations of Interest to Montanians. Wool. London, Nov. 17-The wool market was quiet during the week. Fine grades were fairly steady and in fair inquiry for the past few days by the continent. There was a firmer tend ency and prices were dearer. The ar rivals for next series of sales are 81,471 bales, including 7,000 for warded direct. Imports for the week were as follows: New South Wales, 5,016; Victoria, 2,148; New Zealand, 100; Singapore, 878, and elsewhere, 97 bales. Live Stock. Chicago, Nov. 17-Cattle-Nomi nally steady. Natives: Good to prime steers, $5.40 to $5.85; poor to medium, $4.40 to $5.30; selected feed ers, $3.75 to $4.35; canners, $1.50 to $2.65. Texans: Fed steers, $4 to $5; grass steers, $3.35 to $4.15. Sheep-Choice steady, others slow, lambs weak and a shade lower; good to choice wethers, $4 to $4.25; west ern sheep, $4 to $4.25; wesern lambs, $5 to $5.25. New York Money. New York, Nov. 17-Money on call firm at 3 to 4 per cent; last loan 3. per cent. Prime mercantile paper 414 to 5 per cent. Silver certificates 64 to 65 cents. Bar silver 64 cents. TO STEADY CAROLINA PINE MAMMOTH COMBINE OF SOUTHERN .LUMBER COMPANIES. Formation Will Be Announced Soon. Banking Firm of New York Principal Backer. Baltimore, Nov. 17-A manmmoth consolidation of southern lumber com panies will probably be announced within a week or 10 days. Fourteen companies at least are to be included in the combination if the plans do not miscarry, and several others, making, perhaps, a total of 20 which are ex pected to be added. It is said the deal is the result of a meeting held in this city prior to the election. Among those who participated in this conference were August Belmont, of the New York danking firm; Charles R. Flint, Dr. J. O. White and Joseph Auerbah, all of New York, and representatives of nearly all the com panies mentioned above. After the conference the party proceeded to Nor folk and inspected the plants of some of the lumber companies. Conferences have since been held in New York and negotiations have, it is said, prac tically reached a successful termina tion. It is understood that all the capital necessary to secure the con soli:lation will be forthcoming and that the Behnonts will finance the deal, the total value of the various plants being about $25,000,000. The consolidation is to steady the North Carolina pine market, which is said to have been much demoralized by competition. DEFECTIVE FLUE'S WORK. Phillippi, Pa., Nov. 17-At 9 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the Valley hotel here and destroyed a large portion of the business area of the city. The fire is supposed to have originated from a defective flue in the hotel. The loss will approxi mate $100,000. WALDERSEE MAKES DEMAND. Pekin, Nov. 17-Waldersee received Prince Ching and Li Hung Chang to day and demanded that the Chinese troops be withdrawn from the vicinity of the treritory occupied by the allies, promising that if done the dispatch of allied military expeditions would be discontinued. LONDON'S VIEW. London, Nov. 17-It is understood here that the statement of the Natal Mercury means that Lord Kitchener will depopulate the small towns and concentrate their population in the large towns, otherwise, following out the reconcentrado policy. WILL NOT RESIGN. Washington, Nov. 17-Postmaster General Charles Emory Smith today gave unqualified denial to the pub lished report that he intended to re sign next month. It will not be a surprise to any who are at all familar with the good qualities of Chamberlaii's Cough Remedy, to know that people everywhere take pleas ure in relating their experience in the use of that splendid medicine and in tell ing of the benefit they have received from it, of bad colds It has cured, of threatened attacks of pneumonia it has averted and of the children it has saved from attacks of croup and whooping cough. It is a grand, good medicine. For sale by Ceapple Drug Co. AGE SAVES HER. Tender Hearted Court Saves Old Woman from Imprisonment. - Kansas City, Nov. 17-A special to the Times. from Fort Scott, KEaa, says: In the United States circuit court here today Mrs. Mary A. Deeds and her daughter, Mrs. Nancy M. Wright, pleaded guilty to an indict ment charging them with making false claims in a pension case and were fined $1,000 each. Mrs. Deeds, who is 70 years old, was allowed to gp until a committment is issued, which will probably never be done, but the daughter was sent to jail until the fine and costs are paid. Mrs. Deeds' crime consisted in signing her name "Deeds" to a pension claim, after marrying a man, 26 years ago, with whom she never lived. The daughter was made an accomplice for signing her mother's affidavit. SENTENCED TO DEATH. Parkersburg, W. V., Nov. 17-Sam Shepard, found guilty at Elizabeth of the murder of his wife and her babe and his 9 year old step son, was today sentenced to be hanged. The crime was committed last August. 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You can join them at Lincoln, Hastings, Oxford, or any other station at which the train stops. The route is through Denver and Salt Lake City, past the finest scenery visible from car windows any where on the globe. An experienced excursion manager is in charge of each excursion party and a uniformed port er accompanies each car. Folder giving full information mailed on request. Beautifully illus trated 72-page book about California sent on reciept of six cents in stamps. 44-2m J. Francis. General passenger agent, Omaha, Neb. Special Rate to Hunter a Hot Springs The Northern Pacific railway offers the people of Montana special round trip rates to Hunter's Hot Springs to enable them to enjoy the fine mineral, hot water baths at that point. These springs are situated at Springdale, nineteen miles east of Livingston. The site is a beautiful one and the medicinal properties of the waters are equal to those found anywhere. A special eight-day ticket, good for roud trip fare to Springdale and for twenty-one meals, seven nights lodging and bathing privileges at the springs. will be sold as follows: Hamilton, $27. Missoula, $25. Philipsburg, $24. Marysville, $21. Deer Lodge, $22. Pony, $19. Norris, $19. Winston, $19. Townsend, $19. Lombard, $18. Custer, $20. Forsyth, $22. Miles City, $24. Glendive, $27. A three-day ticket, including fare to Springdale and return, six meals, two nights lodging and bathing privileges will be sold from points and at rates named below: Butte, $10. Helena, $10. Bozeman, $6. Chesnut, $6. Bridger, $9. Carbon, $9. Red Lodge, $10. Billings, $8.85. Call on Northern Pacific railway general agents at Butte or Helena or on local agents at points named. Chas. S. Fee, G. P. A., 37-tf. St. Paul, Minn. $250 Reward. 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Twenty-Seventh St. Telephone 128 The Blue Grass A Nice, Quiet Resort. F. RADEMAKER, Proprietor. Twenty-Seventh St. BILLINGS, -- MONTANA. TIME TABLE, Billings, Mont. LINCOLN, KANSAS CITY, OMAHA, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, • SAN FRANCISCO ST. JOSEPH, DENVER, SALT LAKE, and all points east. south and west. TRAINS ARRIVE AND DEPART AS FOLLOW No. 42. Passenger, daily, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Jo seph, Atchison, Omaha, Lin coln, Denver, California, Col orado and Texas points. Leave ......................... 11 0 p. m No. 41. Passenger, daily from above iioints. Arrive................ 1:55 a.m No. 46. Freight, daily, Sheridan and intermediate points. Leave.. 1010 ati1. No. 45. Freight, daily, from 8heridaw and intermediate points. Arrive.................... 60 a.m. Sleeping. dining and reclining chair cars (seats free) on through trains Tickets sold and baggage checked to any point in the United States or Can ada. For information, maps, tables and tick ets call on or address J. 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