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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY; MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1900. NO. 62. ~_ __~___ ~ -------'- ~--------- .-~_ _~ ___ --- SDonovanM McCormick ...COMPANY... Clothing and Boot and Shoe Dept. S 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. W. Ve are showing the greatest line of Underwear in the market. . Ladies, see our Boys' Clo hing. \Ve lead in Short . " Overcoats, Reefers and 3-piece Short Pants Suits. Boys' Shirts and Boys' Underwear. . S onoooanmeeoPmiek eo. ÷ O. _.t·6·5 31~bj[~ b~~~~3j~1~~~Fi,~s0~~Cb5~tob'e."5~db 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL[ ..BAN K... OF BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash. DIRECTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS1, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. o- Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. I Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Estates. I Buy and Sell Real Estate and Live Stock. Responsible Capital, $125,000 Collect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af fairs for Non-Residents. G. F. BURLA, Cashier. FALL IESSAGE A CCORDING to the calendar and the weather bureau, our old friend and yearly visitor, Mr. Jack Frost, will s. 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? How is your wardrobe? To meet the changes in the weather that heralds the old chap's coining, you must be warmly clothed. Doesn't your last 'winter's overcoat look a little shabby? Isn't your last winter's suit the worse for the wear you have given it? Is your Winter Underwear heavy enough, or do you need more of it? Have you every thing in Hats, Caps or Haberdashery neces sary for your comfort? You certainly must have some clothing wants this fall, and if so, we make the earnest request that you visit us before making any purchases of Winter Clothing and Furnishing. We want to get your opinion on the new and beautiful clothing 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 you have the correct thing. Our prices are as low as anybody in this wide world can quote on the same grade of goods. 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 i shall expect you. John D. iosekamp The 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. ZIMERAxIN, G. W. WooDSoN. Trtaucta Gnieral Banking-Businss---Collectios Promptly Made ant Remlltd For ** HOHAPTER OF MISFORTUNES NOTED STEAMER HAS PERIL OUS PASSAGE. DEATH ADDS HIS HORRORS Thrilling Experience of Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Crossing Atlantic. New York, Nov. 22-The North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wil helm der Grosse arrived today 48 hours overdue, and added to her mis Sfortunes by becoming grounded near the southwest spit in the lower bay, after passing Sandy Hook. She left Cherbourg November 14, at 11:30 p. m.. and arrived at the Sandy Hook lightship at 2:50 p. in. today, making the pasesage in 7 days, 20 hours and 20 minutes, with an average speed of 16.22 knots. This is the slowest trip ever made by the steamer. The cause of her delay was primarily the weather. From the moment of leaving Cherbourg she experienced stormy weather. On November 15 she had west southwest winds, chang ing to west northwest, with rain squalls and high seas. On the 16th the wind increased to hurricane force from the northwest, with a very heavy westerly sea. The steamer la bored heavily during the whole day. The engines were slowed down to nine knots. At the time seas boarded the sides of the craft and caused some damage to her rails. A 9 o'Dlock on the 18th inst. the port propeller was lost, and the en gineers were obliged to slow down the engines. This with the heavy gales reduced the speed average of the ship over 100 knots. The following days the weather continued stormy. On the 21st a coal trimmer named Knick, jumped overboard and was lost. He was a German about 17 years of age. I During the hazy weather on the 21st the liner passed close to an oil tank steamer, which was so deeply laden that the passengers could look down upon her decks. Outside the bar, Dennis Storer, a Sandy Hook pilot, boarded the vessel. On rounding the southwest spit the steamer being under too much head way to turn the sharp angle, ran into the mud. In backing off she fouled a ship buoy and it is feared a chain be came wrapped about her propeller, as the vessel stuck and was unable to L move. Two tugs went to her assist- co ance,but the captain and pilot thought t the tags were unable to tow her in. n Divers' assistance will be secured to morrow to see what damage has been N done. When it was learned that the Kaiser o Wilhelm der Groose had landed in the d lower bay a deputy health officer, Dr. E. W. Sanborn, went off in a revenue C cutter to the steamer, examined the a passengers and granted her pratique. C The liner has on board 425 saloon, 327 of second cabin and 673 steerage passen- a] gers. The passengers did not appear oc to be in any way excited tonight, but tl all were disgusted at delay so close to A home and many chafed at the delay K which resulted in their detention on hi the vessel ,all night. The revenue F cutter put on board a number of in spectors and some persons who were F. looking for friends and then returned el to the city. When the cutter left two h, wrecking tugs were lying nearby to g. render any assistance necessary. i MONITOR NEVADA. Elaborate Preparations for Its Launching Tomorrow. Bath, Maine, Nov. 22-Arrange ments are nearly completed for launching the monitor Nevada at the Bath Iron works on Saturday after noon. Monitor will be christened by Miss Anna Curtis Boutelle, daughter of Congressman Charles Boutelle, of Bangor. Not only will Miss Boutelle christen the $1,000,000 monitor, but a new feature will be introduced. She will let the big ship loose by cutting the rope with a silver hatchet made for the occasion. The hatchet will be appropriately inscribed and will be retained as a souvenir by Miss Bon telle. In tonnage the Nevada is the largest government vessel the Bath Iron works has ever built and she will be 75 per cent completed when she goes into water. TO FULL COMMITTEE. Washington, Nov. 22-The republi can members of the ways and means committee today decided to present the bill for a reduction of internal revenue to the full committee on De cember 1. It is probable that a sub conmiiittee will be named to draft'the measure. COLONEL SULLIVAN DEAD. Montana's Last Territorial Auditor Dies at Chicago. Special to The Daily Gazette. Helena, Nov. 22-James Sullivan, ex-mayor of Helena,the last territorial auditor of Montana and for seven years grand recorder of the Montana A. O. U. W., is dead in Chicago. The news came in a brief 'message this afternoon. He went to Chicago 10 days ago to be operated upon for can cer of the throat. HIe will probably be buried here. Sullivan came to Helena in 1878 from New York. He engaged in the barber business and prospered and by shrewd investments got together con siderable property, but eventually lost most of it. He was mayor of Helena during 1885-6, but was defeated last spring. He was territorial auditor under Governors Hauser and Leslie. He was 52 years of age and a native of Ireland, but was roared in this country, his parents having come to Boston when he was a boy. In response to inquiry from the board of county commissioners of Lewis and Clarke county, Attorney General Nolan today held that the present road laws of the state are in such a chaotic condition that the county commissioners of the different counties do not have power to legally establish new roads. He says that the legislature should do something to cure the defects. Urban Moser, convicted in Park county of murder in the second degree, February 18, 1881, and sentenced for life, has applied to the governor for a i pardon. While drunk he shot into a building which contained a number of people, killing a friend. He says he is old and contrite and that if released I after serving an 18 years sentence I will leave the state or take a condi tional pardon, agreeing never to drink I again. The city of Helena has received from the captain of the gunboat Hel ena a small brass cannon captured in the Philippines. It will be mounted in the council chamber or some other city office. RELEASE CAPTURED OFFICER INSURGENTS GIVE LIEUTENANT REDDICK HIS LIBERTY. Small Commands of Americans Continue to Have Sharp Engagements with Rebels. Manila, Nov. 22-Lieutenant A. Reddick, who with Alstaetter of the United States volunteer serivce, was captured by insurgents early last Sep tember, nerth of San Isodore, has been released. He entered the American garrison at Guapana, province of Nuevo Ecjes, Tuesday last. His ap pearance was a great surprise, as the order for the release of American sol diers included only enlisted men. A detachment of 100 men from Companies I and M, Twenty-fifth United States infantry, colored, under Captain O'Neill, made a clever capture of 30 insurgents with rifles, supplies and 1,500 rounds of ammunition, in.a camp east of San Marcelinne, which the Americans charged at daybreak. Among the rifles captured were a few Krag-Jorgensens, which the insurgents had recently secured. Several of the Filipinos were injured. Captain Gulick with 16 men of the Forty-seventh infantry, had a sharp encounter with insurgents in a block house near Biorningtor. The insur gents fired a volley from 30 rifles on the advance of the Ame icans, wound ing two, one mortally. The firing soon became hot on both sides. With nine men Captain Gulick swam the river and gained the. hillside, routed the enemy and incidentally killed seven of the fleeing Bolomen. The same party with a score of compan ions drove the insurgents from Bula san, where they were entrenched. The detachment killed 14 men and captured five in two days. NEW CATHOLIC SEE. Dubuque, Nov. 22-It is authorita tively announced that Archbishop Keane has received a papal encyclical ordering a division of the Dubuque diocese, with a new see at Sioux City. An archbishop's council of bishops will meet here next week to decide on oandidates. It is stated that Bishop Meehan of Cheyenne, and Father e6er, of Dyersville, are the leading candidates. The apportionment of the new see has not yet been decided upon. WAS DOUBLY DISTINGUISHED. Philadelphia, Nov. 22 - Mrs. Thomas Flourneri died at her home here last night, aged 102. She was the wife of General Flourneri, an officer in the war of 1812, and her father was Major Tidin Howell, of Pennslyvania, s distinguished soldier of the revolu tion. The sword he used in the ser vice, hangs on the walls of Indepen- I lence hall In her young days Mrs. Fourneri was celebrated for her beauty. i HAS ASSUMED FINAL SHAPE n CLARK'S RAILROAD SCHEME e DEVELOPS AT LAST. SALT LAKE TO LOS ANCELES Company Incorporated for Construc tion of Road-Montana t Men Interested. Salt Lake, Nov. 22-The talk which has been current here during the past three months regarding direct railway connection between this city and Los Angeles took final shape today in an agreement for intention of incorpora I tion of the Los Angeles & Salt Lake I Railroad company. Senator W. A. Clark and his associ t tes who are interested in the enter prise met here yesterday and went into a conference which lasted until 2 o'clock this morning. Articles of in corporation were discussed and ap proved. The articles will be filed with the secretary of state tomorrow. The capital stock of the company was placed at $25,000,000, of which .i$6,000,000 has already been pail up. The directors of the company are: W. A. Clark, C. W. Clark, of Mon tana; R. C. Kerens, E. W. Clark, G. E. Leighton, of Missouri; J. Ross Clark, T. F. Miller, of California; Perry S. Heath, of Washington, D. C.; Thomas Kearn, W. S. McCormick, and Reed S. Mott, of Utah. These incorporators of the road are all di rectors and they named David Keith, C. O. Whittemore, S. A. Bemis, A. E. Hanlin and W. B. Clark. The directors named the following officers: President, W. A. Clark; first vice-president, R. C. Kerens; second vice-president, J. Ross Clark; third vice-president, T. E. Gibbons; secretary, T. F. Miller; treasurer, F. H. Ruble. The road when completed will have a trackage of 1,100 miles and will absorb the Los Angeles railroad, 51 miles in length, with all its property and franchises, including between 3,000 and 4,000 acres of land and em bracing all the wharfage of San Pedro harbor, about two miles in length. The Los Angeles Terminal railroad in which Senator Clark now has a large interest, will be taken over by the new company at a valuation of $3,000,000. It was decided to build the roan at once from' Los Angeles to Riverside, a distance of about 50 miles, construc tion of which will cost, approximate ly, with rolling stock $2,000,000. The Epmire Construction company was organized with a paid up capital of $1,000,000 to undertake the entire construction of the new road. J. Ross Clark is president and T. E. Gibbon vice-president. A development com pany was also organized with $5,000, 000 capital and Thomas Kerens is president; Perry S. Heath vice-presi dent and R. C. Korens, Jr., pecretary. It will control all the townsites and real estate along the line of the road. DOWN TO BUSINESS. National Irrigation Congress Puts in a Busy Day. Chicago, Nov. 22-The national ir rigation congress got down' to busi ness today. Various committees were appointed and Captain Chittenden of the engineer corps delivered an ad dress. The auditorium theatre was well filled when President Meade called the night session to order. After a few introductory remarks by James L. Houghtaling of Chicago, a letter of regret from Governor Roosevelt of New York deploring his inability to attend the congress was read by the secretary. The letter elicited con siderable applause and shouts of "Teddy's all right." Gifford Pinchot, government for ester, then gave an illustrated lecture entitled "Forestry in Business."' With the aid of a stereopticon Pinchot showed the need of preserving the re maining American forests. A letter was read by President Meade from General Nelson A. Miles in which the general said that al though he was unable to attend the congress, he wished the movement the utmost success. Hen. Addison G. Porter, United States senator from the state of Wash ington then addressed the congress. His theme was "Lumber Supplies for Irrigators. " The session closed with an address on "Mountain Rain Fall" by Professor Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bureau. KILLED AGAIN. El Paso, Tex., Nov. 22-It is re ported that the notorious Apache, "Kid," was killed in the recent In dian raid at Colonia, Pacheco. RAILROADS SUFFERED MUCH. Impossible to Estimate Damage Storm Caused in Colorado. Denver, Colo., Nov. 22-It is im possible for the railroads to estimate the amount of damage' suffered by reason of the wind storm which swept their lines for nearly 100 miles. along the base of the mountains yesterday and last night. All wires were blown down and trains are moved with great caution in the absence of telegraphic orders, seriously delaying traffio. Many freight cars on sidings had their roofs blown off and station buildings were damaged more or less all through the storm region and the tracks are strewn with wreckage which further retards the movement of trains. Be tween Pueblo and Colorado Springs many houses were damaged, hay stacks blown away and outbuildings demol ished. The property loss will be heavy among the ranchmen. The storm stands without a paral lel in many respects. The wind car ried sand and gravel and small stones, similar to the awful sand storms of the desert. It was remarkable and unlike any past storms in the scope of territory it covered, although termi nating at the foothills, seemingly. Cripple Creek and the surrounding country were basking in bright, clear weather, similar to that of Denver yesterday. Companies of linemen of: the roads are hard at work endeavor ing to restore wires and communica tion. Between Durango and Alamsa, where the Rio Grande had trouble with its trains Wednesday, the snow storm has passed and trains are being moved with reasonable promptness. But that was an entirely different storm from the one which deyasted Colorado Springs and the country be tween there and Pueblo. TORPEDO BOAT LAUNCHED. Boston, Nov. 22-The torpedo boat Blakeley was successfully launched in South Boston today. A sudden shift of the wind caused a drop in the water so that the launching of the De long was postponed. MELLICK IS RAVINC MAD COMMITTED TO NEW JERSEY IN SANE ASYLUM. His Insanity Believed to Be Result of Being Sandbagged by'Rob bers at Chicago. New York, Nov. 22--W. F. Mellick, former president of the national bank at Pocatello, Idaho, and the "cattle king" of Snake river in that state, is a raving lunatic, the result, it is thought, of having been sandbagged in Chicago a week ago. He was taken to Morristown, N. J., heavily ironed today and was committed as a private patient to the state hospital for the in sane at Morris Plains. The commit ment was made at the instance of his father, R. W. 1lellick, a wealthy far mer of Normantown, N. J. James Laboid, an attendant in the detention hosptial at Chicago, brought Mellick here. He tells a story of as sault and robbery. Mellick had been in Chicago several days, had sold his cattle and was preparing to return to the Snake river country. On the evening of November 17, with a large roll of bills he started out to visit the theatres. Late that night he staggered into the hotel where he had been stay ing and asked for a loan of $2, with which to pay a cabman for bringing him home. The cabman said he found Mellick out near Lincoln park, on the boulevard, wandering around in a dazed condition. His money, watch, rings and all valuables were missing. The next morning Melliok drew a check for a million dollars and ordered a thousand dollar breakfast to be served by 100 waiters in his rooms. The proprietor called a physician and policeman and Mellick, after a severe struggle, was taken to the detention hospital. SENATOR DAVIS STRONGER. St. Paul, Nov. 22-Senator Davis is reported tonight as having been somewhat stronger and more quiet to day. He was more willing to take nourishment than has lately been the case. At 9:30 his temperature was slightly lower, while his pulse and respiration were high, being 112 and 26, respectively. The kidney trouble does not yet 'yield to treat ment, although the injwred foot is doing nicely. MEREDITH REAPPOINTED. Washington, Nov. 22-Captain W. M. Meredith of Illinois has been ap pointed chief of the bureau of e -p~ - ing and printing. He held theitpa position under Harrison. WEATHER. Montana-Generally , fair Fiday; not so cold in northeast and southwest': portions. Saturday fair; warm arm eastern portion; variable wiS4W.