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" IS REALIZED FINALLY SECURES CONTROL O0 NORTHERN PACIFIC. GREAT RAILROAD COMBINE Statement Said to Be Made Official ly Verifying Report-Will Be No Leasing. New York, Nov. 17-The Mail and Express today, prints the following: "Two gigantic railroad deals involving the Northen Pacific, Great Northern and Union Pacific on one hand, and the Atchison and Southern Pacific rail way systems on the- other hand have just been completed and will shortly be announced. This statement is offi cially made by one of the highest ex ecutiv.e officials of the Northern Pa cific railway, who admits that his company is about to pass under the control of the Great Northern accord ing to the long cherished plan of James J. Hill. "Hill, of the Great Northern, is acting in close harmony with J. Pier pont Morgan, who is the chief factor iq the management of the Northern Phcific, and it is for the purpose of putting through the big combination that the Northern Pacific voting trust has been dissolved. There is to be no consideration or leasing of one prop erty to another, for Hill and Morgan both recognize that the laws of cer tain western states would not permit of such a thing. Morgan and Hill, acting with the Deutsche bank of Ber lin, which has always been a large owner of Northern Pacific stock, have pooled their interests in Northern Pa cific stock and have recently greatly added to their holdings of Northern Pacific shares, until they now have a majority in the great pool. This is to be turned over to the Great North ern, giving the latter control of its rival. The Great Northern, it is be lieved, will pay for this huge block of Northern Pacific stock by an issue of new Great Northern common stock, or by means of a new security to be determined. "The dissolution of the Northern Pacific voting trust, which becomes effective on January 1, next, instead of a year later, as originally proposed, will permit a distribution of the stock of the company as above proposed, and enable J. J. Hill to take control of the property. Hill and several of his friends will enter the directory of the Northern Pacific. Some of Morgan's associates in the Northern Pacific will be elected directors of the Great Northern and the Union Pacific inter est will also have a representative in the boards of the northern roads. It is also in furtherance of this collossal deal that Hill has decided to relin quish the presidency of the Great Northern to his son; who is now gen eral manager of the company. "Hill will remain as chairman of the board of directors. " A ROBBER REPUBLIC. Russian Troops Discover One in Moun tains of Manchuria. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17-The Rus sian troops are encountering a robber republic lying south of Kirin, Man churia, in a mountainous basin of up per Sungari. The president of this congeries of banditti is a certain' Chaidengue. According to general staff dispatches, Lieutenant* Colonel Duroff, with two companies of infant ry and a sotnia and half of Cossacks, while reconnoitering last Sunday col lided with Chaidengue and two bat talions of Chinese regular troops who weYze operating with him. Lieuten ant Colonel Duroff captured two guns in the engagement. Men Fob a few days later with a mixed Russian force, engaged 3,000 of Chaidengue's fol lowers in the same pass in which Col onel Duroff fought the bandits. Gen eral Foh also took two guns General Renenekampf, with five sotnias of Cossacks, had a sharp fight November 11, 20 versts from Kirin, on the Klirinmukden road with Chi nese regular troops. Twenty Cossacks were killed and 20 wounded. A recon naisance developed the fact that Mogeasshan is enclosed with a stone wall 18 feet high and that the inner city also is walled. PESSIMISTIC VIEW. Russian Claims That Situation in China Is More Dangerous. St. Petersburg, Nov. 17-Despite the fact that the Russian minister to China is co-operating in the peace negotiations, the most influential jour nals apparently regret that the United States government has not withdrawn from the concert of the powers. The Novoe Vremya says it cannot believe that real progress has been mnade and it asserts that the propositions formu lated are indecisive and necessarily merely preliminary because they con tain demands that China cannot fulfil on account of her poverty. Moreover, says Novoe Vremya, the real situation is becoming more dangerous. The French will probably be compelled to return to Indo-China where revolu tionary agents are active. All China is waiting word from the emperor to begin a desperate war.! ¶The director of the Oriental Insti tute at Vladivostock pronounces the destruction of the Chinese libraries at Pekin and Tien Tsin as irreparable, as they contained numerous precious manuscripts on the subject of the Chi nese dynasties. SANCTIMONIOUS SWINDLER. Severely Punished for Assisting to De fraud Government. Kansas City, Nov. 17-Rev. Alonzo Rich was today, in the United States court, sentenced to two years in the penitentiary and fined $100 for perjury in a pension claim. Rich formerly lived in Michigan, where he was a traveling preacher. He married the widow of an Iowa soldier, who after wards secured a divorce for cruelty. Then to help her obtain a pension, Rich perjured himself by swearing that their marriage was illegal, as serting that he already had a wife. In his trial, it was proved tnat he had no other wife. When sentence was about to be pronounced, Rich said: "I am an old man, 65 years old, brok en in mind and body. I know I have silned and deserve punishment. I throw myself upon the mercy of the court." FIRST PAYMENT MADE. China Begins to Settle American Claims for Indemnity. Canton, Nov. 17-The American consul has been notified that $10,000 has been ordered paid as the first in stallment in settlement of American claims for indemnity. A special dep uty has been appointed for each dis trict to estimate the damage done, DENIED BY MELLEN. Says Nothing in Story About Northern Pacific Transfer. St. Paul, Nov. 17-President Mel len, of the Northern Pacific, seen to nigt denied any knowledge of alleged deal outlined in dispatch from New York. He said it was simply a rehash of stories which have been going the rounds for a long time, and he did not believe there was any truth in it. OLD NASSAU HUMILIATED PROVES NO MATCH FOR SONS OF "OLD ELI." Final Game ot Most Disasterous Foot Ball Season in History of the University. Princeton, N. J., Nov. 17-Prince ton wound up the most disastrous football season in the history of the university, at dusk this evening, los ing her annual game to Yale by a score of 29 to 5. Never has the orapge and black eleven been so humiliated. Yale has rolled up larger scores, but never has shown her supreme strength in such a marked degree as she did this after noon. There was only one phase of the game in which Princeton exceeded, that was in kicking. Mattis, Prince ton's full back, easily out pointed Yale. To show Princeton's utter weakness it is but necessary to say that during the 70 minutes of play the orange and black made only two touch downs and those were within 10 minutes of the close of the game, when Princeton took a temporary brace The "Tigers' " linemen were beaten back, battered and trampled upon in a manner that must have made the hearts of old soldiers of "Old Nassau" bleed with sympathy. Both teams played cleanly, but Yale's su perior strength and better condition enabled her to score a comparatively easy victory. But with all the distressing cir cumstances connected with Prince ton's Waterloo, the undergraduates in the cheering section never faltered. With cheer and song they urged their eleven on, even when all hope of vict ory must have been abandoned by Captain Pall. When the time keep er's whistle blew announcing cessa tion of hostilities, the boys in the cheering section stood up and with bared head sang "Old Nassau." SIR THOMAS' IDEA. London, Nov. 17-The controvery in the United States concerning the proposed change of America's cup course from off Sandy Hook to off Newport, R. I., can only be settled in one way, according to Sir Thomas Lipton's idea, that is by sticking to the old order of things. He said to a represenative of the Associated Press: "I prefer Sandy Hook. I don't think there is any better course in the world. I have never made any objec tion to it." AVOIDED COURT'S DERCEE. Chicago, Nov. 17-Peter .O. John son killed his 5 year old son, George, and himself today. Carbolic acid caused the death of both. The man's wife had secured a divorce recently and had been awarded custody of the two children, both boys. The court had ordered Johnson to surrender them. Apparently grief over the coming separation from his children and the breaking up of his home led him to committ the double crime. o MUST PAY LICENSE. Judge .Lindsajr Holds That Grocers Who t Sell Less Than Quart Must Pay. A suit involving the coinstitutional ity of the liquor license law, and which has been pending in the district court at Butte for some months, has been decided by Judge Lindsay. Under the decision grocers who sell liquors in quantities of not less than a quart must pay the special license provided by the law. The suit was brought by the county treasurer of Silver Bow county against Thomas F. Courtney, a grocer of that city. The defense was that the law which re quired a grocer to pay a liquor license in addition,to a general merchandis ing license was unconstitutional. The court held the law is constitutional, and in its decision says: "This action is submitted to the court upon the pleadings in the case and upon an agreed statement of facts, whereupon it appears that the defend ant, at the time mentioned in the complaint, was, at a fixed place of business in Butte, Montana, engaged in merchandizing, and was the owner of a large stock of merchandise, such as groceries, flour, provisions, etc., and that included in his said stock of goods was a certain amount of spirit uous, malt. vinous and distilled or fer mented liquors, in bottles containing not less than one quart, which said liquors in quantities not less than one quart, in the course of his business, defendant sold from time to time to his customers, during the period men tioned in the complaint. It would also appear that the sale of such wines and liquors was only made to custom ers dealing at the store of defendant and purchasing family groceries and supplies thereat, and that none of the same was kept or sold by the defendant in a separate business. It is also agreed that for the entire time stated in the complaint, the defendant held what may be designated as a general mer chandise license, issued under section 4,064 of the political code of the state of Montana, and that during said time, although demanded thereto by the county treasurer of Silver Bow county, Montana, he did -not obtain or pay for any license under the pro visions of section 4,063 of what is known as house bill 162 of the laws of the fifth session of the legislative as sembly of Montana, which said enact ment provides that every person who sells spirituous, malt, vinous, dis tilled or fermented liquom s in quantities of less than one quart, must obtain a license from the county treasurer of the county in which the business is transacted and make the payments therefore thereby required. "The contention of counsel for the defendant is that defendant is not liable for the taxes imposed by said section 4.0t; of house bill 162, for the reason that the said section and the provisions of said house bill 162 are unconstitutioual, and that section 4,064 of the political code is not re pealed thereby, and that the general merchandise tax required by subdivi sion seven of said section 4,064 and paid by the defendant, is the only li cense tax which he is required to pay. "While section 4,064 of the politi cal code does not appear in the body said act to be expressly repealed or e enacted, there is such a conflic of language of said section so far s it pertains to the sale of liquors an the provisions of sub-divisions A a d B of section 4,063 of the political code as amended by said act, that so uch of said section 4,064 as relates the sale of liquors must be cons .ered amended and changed by the ovis ions of the later act, to-wit, said ouse bill 162. "From the whole tenor and p pore of the act referred to. the legisl tive intent appears to have been to re wire the payment of a licenes not onl by all persons selling liquors in quant ieE of not less than one quart, but by 11 persons selling liquors in any qua i. ties, and to require the payment o 0 larger sum for the privilege of dealin in intoxicating liquors than for sell ing other articles of merchandise usually vended at stores or other places of business. Taking the legis lative intent, then, as a criterion and guide in this matter, the conflict be tween the provisions of section 4.063 of the political code as amended by house bill 162 are so incompatible with the language contained in section 4,064 of the political code relating to the sale of liquors that they cannot be reconciled and both allowed to stand; and it being apparent that the legis lature intended to prescribe a different and greater tax for selling all kinds of liquors than required for the privilege of selling other goods, wares and mer chandise, the view of counsel that section 4,064 as set forth in the politi cal code is still in force, cannot be upheld. 'As the court is of opinion that the act under discussion is not unconsti tutional, but a valid legislative enact ment and in force in place of the sec tions of the political code here under consideration, it is incumbent upon the court to give full force and effect to the provisions thereof. "For the reasons stated, the court concludes that the plaintiff is entitled to recover judgment as Frayed for in its complaint." A GEOGRAPHICAL PARTY. Given by Miss Winnifred Jqnes in Honor of Foot Ball Team. Miss Winbie Jones' party in honor of the football team which was given Saturday night was a decided success in every particnlar. The young people went out in carriages and while the evening was cold the drive was a short one. The form of amusement was termed a geographical contest. This form of entertainment was the source of much study and merriment. Those who talked the least and thought the most were the most suc cessful. Dainty and palatable refresh nmints were served. The guests were: Professor and Mrs. H. M. Brayton, Misses Ellen Stebbins, Jessie Rails back, Mabel Salsbury, Maude Gru well, Josie Terrell, Effie McQuery, Mae Edwards, Messrs. Farr Rowley, Portus Williams, Earle Morse, Dan Platt, Lee Millis, Joe Sansome, Ed Penrod, Fred Reed, Guy Wagner, Albert Clanton, Charles Hoe, Forrest Smart, Warren Gruwell, Ed McQuery, R. H. Daniels. MRS. ALLEN ENTERTAINS. Gives Musical for Benefit of Congrega tional Church. A very entertaining and successful musical was given Friday night by Mrs. H. M. Allen for the benefit of the Congregational church furnace fund. The spacious parlors of the Allen resi dence were filled to their utmost ca pacity and the following very inter esting programme was carried out: Violin,-"Souvenir d'Arthabaska," Prof. L. St. Jean. Quartette--"In the Gloaming,"... Messrs. Allen, Cantine, Ladbury, Setzler. Recitation-" The Naughty Doll," Maud Segur. Piano-Selected, ................ Miss Mabel Hays. Vocal--"Little Black Me, "....... Irene Elliott. Vocal-" A Dream, ".............. Mr. T. J. Bouton. Vocal--"An Open Secret,"........ Mr. H. M. Allen. Piano-Selected ................. Miss L. F. Cheever. Vocal--"My Blushin' Rosie,".... Miss Carrie Bennighoff. Recitation-"Nebuchadnezzar,". Miss Jessie Railsback. Vocal--"Roll On Deep Ocean, ".... Mr. G. L. Ladbury. Duet--"I Live and Love Thee, ".... Messrs. H. M. Allen and F. S. Young. TWO INQUESTS. f Coronor Inquires Into Deaths of Thorpe and Carlie. The coroner was a busy man Satur - day. He had two inquests on his hands. The first was in aegard to the i death of S. W. Thorp, the engineer r killed near Big Horn. The evidence 3in this investigation showed that the 3 deceased slipped and fell between the first and second engines of 53 instead of falling on to the main track as stated in Saturday morning's Gazette. t The other facts are just about as stated. Mr. Thorp was a resident of I Forsyth and leaves a wife and several children. The jury found that death was caused by unavoidable accident. In the case of Sam Carlie, the Ital ian who was fatally injured at Ballen tine and later died at the hospital, the jury found that death was caused by unavoidable accident and that the em ployes of the Burlington road were not to blame. WOMAN'S CLUB ENTERTAINS. The literature department of the Woman's club met Friday after noon at Mrs. J. H. Rinehart's. The Shakesperian study for the meeting was Acts I. and II. of "'The Winter's Tale." Mrs. J. ,D. Matheson had charge of the meeting, which was opened with roll call, the members responding with quotations from the play studied. While the plot of the play did not appeal to many of the members, the characters and the wise provision of the author furnished food for much that was both interesting and instructive. Mrs. Matheson's thorough knowledge of the play made her an efficient leader. Mrs. H. F. Clement rendered. a pleasing piano selection entitled, "The Caroling of the Birds," by George Michenz, Op. 156. Mrs. H. S. Williston reviewed the past week's current events. Among them were the deaths of Marcus Daly and Henry Villard, events that have caused sorrow in Montana as well as the far eastern cities. NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS. All taxpayers are requested to call at county treasurer's office and avoid the rush during the last days of the month. Taxes are delinquent on and after November 30. E. S. Holmes, 56-3-60-2 County Treasurer. Editor Sees Woaners. Editor W. V. Barry of Lexington, Tenn., in exploring Mammoth Cave, con . tracted a severe case of Piles. His quick 4 cure through using Bucklen's Arnica i Salve convinced him it is another world's wonder. Cures Piles, Injuries Inflam mation, and Bodily Eruptions. Only 25c at Chapple's. LOW RATES WEST AND NORTH WEST. Every Tuesday during October and November -B. & M. stations will sell tickets at the followings remarkably low rates: Ogden, Salt Lake City, Butte, Hel ena and Anaconda, one way $28. Round trip, $40. Return limit, 30 days. Spokane, Tacoma, Seattle, Portland, Victoria and Vancouver, one way, $28. Round trip, $45. Return limit, 80 days. Tickets and information at all Bur lington ticket offices. 44-24 LAWS NEED REVISION. Apparently a Defect in the Lose. kamp Law. Two orgnaized bodies-one com posed of practical educators, and the other of persons whose business it is to manage the public schools entrusted to their care-met in Helena today to discuss needed amendments to the school law. A committee of the State Teachers' association, appointed at the last meeting of the organiza tion, met this morning in the office of the state superintendent of public in struction, while a convention of trus tees, called together by the board of education of Helena, met in the direc tors' rooms at the public library build ing. The, two organizations will meet together this evening. The members of the committee of the Teachers' asso ciation in this city today were: State Superintendent of Public Instruction E. A. Carleton; Rev. James Reid, president of the agricultural college; Dr. Oscar J. Craig, president of the state univer sity of Missoula, and Prof. George B. Swan, princidal of the Gallatin coun ty high school at Bozeman. Prof. D. E. Sanders, formerly president of the state normal school, was a member of the committee, but is out of the state. The committee spent the day for the most part in discussing the law creating county high schools. This law was introduced by Representative Losekamp of Yellowstone county. Under its provisions seven or eight county high schools have been estab lished, but not one of them has pur chased either a, site or buildings, and all are occupying rented quarters. The particular defect in the law is that it did not provide a practicable way to raise money for the schools. In cases where bonds have been offered for sale, prospective buyers have been advised that they were il legal, and no sales have been made. There appears to be a conflict be tween the law and the constitution, and the question now uppermost is how can the county high schools be grafted upon the public school system under the constitution? As long as there remains a doubt the authority of trustees of county high schools bond ing their counties, the usefulness of the county high school must be im paired. Whatever recommendations may be made by the committee will be in cluded in a report to the association, which, will take steps to incorporate them in a bill or bills to be preseentedi to the next legislature, providing they meet with the association's ap proval. The trustees reached no conclusions this afternoon. Among those present were S. D. Largent, superintendent of the Great Falls schools, and S. R. Jensen. a Great Falls trustee.-Helena Herald. MONTANA WOOL INDUSTRY. Growth of the Business in the Last Thirty Years. The state of Montana has passed to the head of the class of sheep grow ing states of the union, jumping from the fifth just four years ago. The figures for the year 1899 are as fol lows: Montanm, 3,200,000; New Mexico, 3,000,000; Ohio, 2,600,000; Oregon, 2,000,000; Texas, 2,400,000; Wyoming, 2,250,000; Utah, 2,000, 000; California, 2,250,000; Michigan, 1.300,b00. In 1895 Texas stood at the head, with California second and Ohio even with her. The quality of the wool is shown by the fact that the average price was 151" cents, the highest being 16:,,. And this average was made in spite of the fact that the season was the worst known in the history of the state on account of the bad condition of the wool as a result of the open winter with the excessive aust and the lack of water during the Iry open winter. This has given a bad appearance to the wool and as well has made it unusually dirty, thus injuring it in the buyers' estimation, mnd, of course, equally to the grow tr's dissatisfaction. Business in the sheep line was be run in 1871, when 2,000 sheep came nto the territory. It took seven rears to get 100,000, and in eight rears more the number reached 1,000, )00, increasing 150,000 yearly up till low, when there are 3,500,000 sheep, which give over 30,000,000 pounds >f wool a year, equal to one-eleventh if the total amount produced in the Jnited States. DR. H. E. KNOWLES HERE. teports Stoci Throughout the State in Excellent Condition. Dr. H. E. Knowles, veterinarian f the state, was here Friday, hav ug been called here to examine some attle belonging to Paul McCormick. Lfter a careful examination the doctor ame to the conclusion that there was othing of a serious nature indicated. Dr. Knowles said to a Gazette re orter that there is at present no case COTH RON & TODD, Livery and Feed Stable REAR OF ORAND HOTEL STYLISH TURNOUTS arqqe Conals and Careful Attention Given to Stoek hett in Oai Care. T YwwwY "" of sheep scab in the state but that several recently infected flocks were still in quarantine and that it would be the middle of next month before he would finally release them' He i says the sheep interests are in a more prosperous condition than for many years past. The general trend of the sheep men is to grading up of their flocks. They want a well wooled sheep and at the same time one which will be of value for mutton. "Mutton at this time has become the staple meat hence we cannot lose sight of the fact that we must raise a good bodied sheep. A great many breeders are drifting too much to fine wooled sheep. Many of our ranchmen arc turning their attention to raising high grade bucks for. the Montana market," he said. As to the cattle interests the doctor says that in the northern and western portions of the state there have been a large number of cattle shipped in from the south and west. Vaccination of calves against black leg has increased from 20 doses in' 1897 to 180,000 in 1900. About 10,0000 of these doses was distributed free by the department of agriculture. Horses are also being vaccinated against distemper and influenza. This treatment has become quite popular in other states. There are a few issolated cases of glanders in the state. About 120 horses were killed on this ac count this year against 300 last year, and most of these cases were during the early part of the year. KITCHENER'S NEW PLAN. Durban, Nov. 17-The Natal Mer curv reports that Lord Kitchener has decided to "depopulate the towns in the Transvaal, owing to the difficulty of dealing with the republics which are hampered by the civilian popula tion." Used by British Soldiers in Africa. Capt. C. G. Dennison is well known all over Africa as commander of the forces that captured the famous rebel Galishe. Under date of Nov. 4, 1897, from Vry burg, Bechuanaland, he writes: -Before starting on the last campaign I brought a quantity of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol era and Diarrhoea Remedy. which I used myself when trouble with bowel complaint and had given to my men,. and in every case it proved most benefi cial." For sale by Chapple Drug Co. ,}IIJUARE QUAKER ap, BATH CABINET W H Y suffer with Pains. Aches, Rheuma tisnl, LaGrippe, Kidney Trouble, Pneulmonia and many other com plaints, when you can cure and prevent the cause by taking your baths in one of these famous bath cabinets? One bath will cure the worst cold, and thereby prevent an at tack of LaGrippe or Pneumonia. Turkish Baths at home at 3 cents each. Cures Rheu matism. No family should be without the Square Quaker Bath Cabinet. Practicable and Sensible. You would not part with it if you could not get another. Galvanized Steel Frame, folds flat in one inch space; weight 10 pounds; lasts 20 years. Don't confound this cabinet with the old-style round and wooden frame that warps and splits. Buy the Square Quaker Cabinet. Alcohol stove, directions and formu- l5 n.n aIns for different baths, all complete, *ihUUU Head and Face Steaming Attachment for Asthma, Catarrh and Throat Troubles, $1.00 extra. Sent by express on receipt of price, or send $1.00 with order and balance C. O. D. and charges. For further information write for descriptive booklet. R. L. HAYWORTH, Residence '113 Thirty-fourth St. South, BILLINGS GENERAL AGENT FOR MONTANA, Yellowstone and Adjoining Countles. UNDER STATE SUPERVISION. Pays 5 per cent on Savings Deposits, Interest compounded quarterly. Pays 7 per cent on Time Certificates of Deposit, not subject to check. Issues Savings Certificates on Build ing and Loan Plan with definite time of maturity and definite payments. Loans Money on Real Estate to be re paid, in monthly installments running from ONE to TEN YEARS, to suit bor rower. Trustees - Lee Mantle, president; Chas. Schatzlein, vice president; Fayette Harrington, treasurer; Chas. R. Leonard, attorney; A. B. Clements, secretary; F. Aug. Heinze, Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskins, James H. Monteath. FRED H. FOSTER, local agent.