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Concern Decides to Go into Liqui'
dation and Close Up
Its Plant.
Chicago, Dec. 4-Liquidation of the
International Packing company was
ordered today at a meeting of the
stockholders and tomorrow Chairman
'John C. Hately will announce a com
mittee of three to represent the shares
in this process. The bondholders will
name a similar committee of three to
look after their interests and a plan
will be arranged if possible to dis
charge the first mortgage lien and
leave something for the preference
shares. Whether the common stock
will get anything is doubtful and the
assets must be handled with great skill
to satisfy prior liens.
The downfall of the company is said
to have been caused by too close com
peition in which packing companies
known as the "Big Three" were ar
rayed against the International.
The International Packing company
was organized in 189.6 to acquire the
old International Packing company,
the T. E. Wells company,.the Allerton
company, J. C. Hately, Hately Bros,
and Jones and Stiles. It succeeded the
corpozation better know.uas:the Inter
national Packing and Provision com
pany. Other preferred and common
stock and first mortgage bonds were
exchanged for new stock of two classes
and debenture bonds.
Death of Mrs. Richardson-Known in
Literary Circles.
New York, Dec. 5-A special cable
dispatch to the Brooklyn Eagle from
Rome says:
Mrs. Abby Sage Richardson, dra
matist, poet, literary critic and trans
lator died in this city today. She was
the widow of the late Albert Deane
Richardson, newspaper man and au
thor, long the correspondent of the
New York Tribune in the civil war
and afterwards editor on that paper.
Mrs. Richardson was born in Sage,
Mass., in 1832. Early in the sixties
she was married to Daniel McFarland,
a lawyer. About 1868 she secured a
divorce from him on the grounds of
desertion and non-support. During
the war she had supported herself and
children by literary readings, but after
the close of the war she followed dra
matic profession in company of Ed
wmin Booth and played with him in
Shakespearian parts. In the mean
while she became engaged to be mar
ried to Albert D. Richardson, whom
Daniel McFarland assassinated in the
Tribune office in 1869 and to whom
upon his death bed Mrs. Richardson
was married.
Washington, Dec. 5-Among the
bills introduced in the senate today
were the following:
By Pritchard, bills prepared by the
committee appointed by the president
providing regulations for patent and
trademark laws; by Hawley. to revive
the grade of vice admiral in the navy;
by Thurston, creating an additional
circuit to be designated as the Tenth
and to include the states of Kansas,
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah
and Montana, and creating a court of
appeals for the circuit; by Warren,
admitting free admission of honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors into
any hospital of the United States for
medical or surgical treatment.
Cambridge, 9., Dec. 5-Fire in the
Cambridge works of the American
Tin Plate company early today de
stroyed the finishing department, four
sets of old rolls, the picking depa~rt
ment and a warehouse filled with fin
ished products. The machinery was
also considerably burned. The loss on
fnished tin alone amounts, it is esti
mated, to nearly $200,000. The total
loss has not been estimated, nor is the
amount of insurance known. The
mills had just resumed after a long
*Portland, Ore., Dec. 5-Six masked
men held up the office of the Western
`umber company this evening and
o $68,000 and escaped, while a dozen
ip were in the vicinity of the mill.
of the highwaymen guarded the
t entranaes to the office, while the
ts entered with drawn revolvers
ordred the four clerks in the
to holl up their hands. The
,iey was in envelopes ready to be
ps*z out to the mill hands, this being
i iegular weekly pay day.
I e Dec. 5-Duri4ig a debate
ia the pre
teo J prsent
when the
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Wife' of -Murdered Man 'ACharged
With Crime. '
Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 5-While
attending her husband's funeral :: at
New Virginia this afternoon. Mrs.
S John Hossack was arrested, charged
wihi his murder, last Saturday night.
.The arrest was made by Sheriff
Lewis Of Warren county, just as the
funeral cortege started from the cemn
etery on its return to town. She was
I placed in the county jail at Indianola.
She took her arrest calmly, but pro
tested her innocence.
Hossack, who was a well-to-do far
mer, was killed with a blow on the
head from a sharp instrument while
sleeping beside his wife Saturday
night. Mrs. Hossack claimed to have
been awakened by a noise and found
her husband dead. The testimony at
the coroner's inquest tended to show
Mr. and Mrs. Hossack had quarrelled
ra egarding one of their children and
the absence of other clues to the mur
derer tended to fix suspicion on the
1 Peculiar Condition That Exists at
St. Paul.
St. Paul, Dec. 5-The Pioneer Press
claims that through an omission of the
j charter adopted last spring to provide
I for the inauguration of the city officials
elected in May last, the old officials
I are entitled to hold over.
The charter went into effect June 2
and the new officials were inaugurated
June 6. The claim is that the charter
provides that the first election under
its terms shall be in 1902, and that
officials holding office under the old
charter are not to be superseded.
It is said quo warranto proceedings
will soon be begun in the state su
preme court to oust the present demo
cratic administration and reinstate
the republican officials.
ldI Ma I I ,
Transactions Extended Throughout
This Country and Canada.
Game an Old One.
New York, Dec. 5-As a result of
the investigations made by Assistant
District Attorney Byrne, C. W. Mor
gan, trading as C. W. Morgan & C.,
stock brokers, and Morgan's book
keeper, Michael Hart, were arrested
today for conspiracy and grand larceny
and locked up in the police headquart
ers. Detectives confiscated all the
books and papers in the office of Mor
gan and in the offices of L. E. Van
Riper and John B. McKenzie, discre
tionary brokers. Van Riper and Mc
Kenzie had left their offices. It was
found that written matter in the books
of Van Riper and McKenzie had been
torn out, leading the police to sdppose
that the men had been informed 'of
their coming. l
The attention of Byrne was directed I
to the matter through his work in the
Schera case, the defendant having
been arrested, it is said, for securing a
sum of money from General Daniel
E. Sickles, three weeks ago, which
was to be invested in stocks. A
thorough investigation was made and
it was found that McKenzie and Van t
Riper had done an extensive business t
throughout the United States and e
Canada. They sent out 100,000 let- 1
ters a week, some of which told how s
easy money was made in Wall street, r
and others explaining certain deals, 1
the money to be sent to Moragn & Co., r
or C. B. Lawrence. Van Riper and e
McKenzie, it is alleged, advising each
other of their success and advised r
Morgan. If a man sent money to t
Morgan he would advise the brokers. a
Morgan had an office at~Thirty-third v
street and Broadway and the police
say he had various offices throughout
the country.
The complainant is W. S. Bailey, a
mill owner of Mattewan, N. J. The
police say they have 80 others who
will testify against the man and one
of the 80 admits he lost $29,000
through deals.
London, Dec. 5--J. M. Robertson,
who has just returned from South
Africa, in a speech at a meeting of the
league of liberals, said the people here S
knew little or nothing of what was go- ni
ing on in South Africa. He further
asserted that he himself saw the order n
of Lord Roberts in July for the burn
ing of 40 farms. The Dutch, Robert
son qdded, are now absolutely
Paid Dear for His Leg.
B. D. Blanton of Thackerville, Tex.,
in two years paid over $300.00 to doc
tors to cure a runnihg sore on his leg.
Then they wanted to cut it off, but he
cured it with one box of Bucklep's Ar- ge
nica Salve. Guaranteed cure for Piles. 25 1r
ots a box. Sold by Chabple Drug Co.
druggist. ,
Its View Concerning Punishment
and Indemnity Accepted
Subject to Approval.
Washington, Dec. 5-The state de
partment has been informed that the
foreign ministers at Pekin yesterday
reached an agreement which has been
sent to the home offices.
Hay has cabled to Conger authori
zation to sign the agreement on behalf
of the United States.
It is impossible to gain details at
this time. It is known, however, that
in the two important issues that were
still open, namely, those relating to
punishment and indemnity, the view
of the United States government has
prevailed. As to punishments, they
are to be the severest that can be in
flicted bythe Chinese government. As
to the indemnity, the Chinese govern
ment is to formally admit its liability
and then the matter is left for future
It was understood that on the other
points the French proposition has
formed the basis of the agreement.
Secured Illegal Assignments of Soldiers'
Homestead Claims.
Milwaukee, Dec. 5-David Plemon
and Ebenezer Dicke, who were indict
ed by the" federal grand jury on the
) harge of endeavoring to defraud the
government in illegally securing as
signments of soldiers' homestead
claims, were found guilty tonight and
will be sentenced later.
Ernest S. Cary, who drew up affi
S davits in the assignments for Plemon
and who was also indicted, was ac
quited, Cary having testified that he
drew up the papers on information
furnished him.
This ends an important case, far
reaching in its effects, as it will prob
ably block one avenue for defrauding
the government under the soldiers'
homestead law.
t The penalty under the statutes is a
fine of from $1,000 to $10,000, or im
prisonment from six months to two
Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 5-Rev.
Mr. Wool, pastor of the First Presby
terian church, was shot and killed this
afternoon by S. D. Stokes, a promi
nent lawyer. Stokes was also shot,
but not fatally injured.
Berlin, Dec. 5-A telegram to the
e Chinese minister from Li Hung Chang
states that the new governor of Shan
a Si publicly executed 80 rebel leaders
and is otherwise severely punishing
the boxers and energetically protect
s ing the missionaries.
$250 Reward.
For evidence that will convict any
person or persons for breaking down
my fences, leaving gates opep and let
ting stock out or or driving any of my
stock from any of my fields, stock
branded GP connected.
104-tf George Pirrie.
Special Rate to Hunters Hot Springs
The Northern Pacific railway offers
1 the people of Montana special round
a trip rates to Hunter's Hot Springs to
I 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
I equal to those found anywhere.
A special eight-day ticket, good for
I 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. b
Bozeman, $6. 1
Chesnut, $6.
Bridger, $9. 2
Carbon, $9.
Red Lodge, $10.
Billings, $8.85. 1
Call on Northern Pacific railway ti
general agents at Butte or Helena or a
on local agents at points named. t,
Chas. S. Fee, G. P. A., t'
87-ti. St. Paul, Minn.
Population of Celestials Shows a Steady
Falling Off.
James W. Hathaway, Chinese in
spector for. Montana and Idaho, says
the statistics are showing that the
number of Chinese in the state of Mon
tana is growing less. Mr Hathaway
" 'A few years ago there were in the
ieighborhood of 2,500 Chinese in the
'state of Montana, while today the
total number of Celestials is al.dst
one-half of that number. I doubt if
there are 700 Chinamen in Butte to
day, where a few years ago there were
"In Helena the decrease is equally
noticeable. It is no exaggeration to
say that the decrease in the popula
tion of Chinese in Helena, is on the
same basis, as many other towns in
the state show a comparative falling
off I believe that this decrease in
Chinese population is due largely, if
not entirely, to .the rigid restrictions
imposed upon Chinese coming to this
"Unless a Chinaman is born in this
country he can never become a citizen;
he is an alien and a subject of the em
peror of China.
"He cannot acquire property. In
Butte many Chinamen who have made
money and become wealthy rent or
lease property for 99 years, which is
about equivalent to a title.
"Chinese merchants may come to
this country under certain conditions,
but laborers cannot enter the country
unless they can produce papers show
ing that they have previously resided
in the United States.
"The same decrease true of Mon
tana also applies to Idaho."
Coiynty Commissioners Just Elected Take
Office Then.
It mnay be news to many people, but
it is nevertheless a fact that the coun
ty commissioners elected in Yellow
stone county at the late election do
not take office until the first of No
I ve:nber, 1901.
Attorney General Nolan holds to
that effect in a decision prepared at
the request of Deputy County Attor
ney J. T. Casey of Deer Lodge county.
I Mr. Nolan says that the constitution
provides that the terms of commis
sioners shall ne four years and the
commissioners elected after the adop
tion of the constitution assumed office
Nov. 6, 1889. In all of the counties
then in existence the commissioners
entered upon their office in November
and not in January, their terms being
computed by four year periods after
Nov. 1, 1889.
The condition in Yellowstone is the
same as in Deer Lodge.
Miss Dilworth Can Take Office of County
Superintendent of Carbon Counry.
County Superintendent-elect Martha
Dilworth, of Red Lodge, will qualify
for the office to which she was elected
by the people of Carbon county. Re
cently her state certificate, the im
portant requisite for a county superin
tendent, was revoked by the present
incumbent, Miss Katherine Feeley, a
statement of which was contained in
The Gazette at the time. Miss Dil
worth appealed to the state superin
tendent and Mr. Carleton has given an
opinion reversing the. action of the
present official.
There was a sharp controversy of
fact in the case, the 'claim being made
by County Superintendent Feeley that
Miss Dilworth, the successful candi
date at the recent election, was not
entitled to her state certificate, as she
did not take the required examination.
Conflicting affidavits were filed with
the state superintendent. Mr. Carle
ton from the evidence found some
difficulty in reaching a conclusion, but
as the burden of the proof favored
Miss Dilworth and her qualifications
were unquestioned by the citizens of
Red Lodge, Mlr. Carleton reversed the
county superintendent's action in re
voking the new superintendent's cer
Townships Surveyed and Will Be Open
for Entry.
The Gazette is in receipt of the fol
lowing from the Lewistown land
"Notice is hereby given that the fol
lowing described townships have been
surveyed, and that the plats thereof
will be filed in this office upon Mon
day, Jantry 7, 1901, after which date
this office will be prepared to receive
applications for the entry of lands in
such towship, viz.:
"Township 15, N., range 18, E.
"Township 18, N., range 21, E.
"Township 12, N., range 20, E.
"All existing filings and selections,
are required to be perfected by affi
davits of claimants, and final proofs
perfected within ninety days from
date of filing plats.
"Edward Brassey, Register.
"S. W. Eldridge, Receiver."
First Publication Nov. 2, 1900.-6f
United States Land Office, Bozeman,
Montana, October 27, 1900.-Notica is here
by given that Adelbert Whitney of Big
Timber, Montana, has filed notice of inten
tion to make proof on his desert-land claim
No. 782, for the SM NEX. SM NWT, Sec.
28, Tp. 3 N.. R. 193, M. P. M., before T. A.
Williams, clerk of Court, at Billings, Mon
tana, on Saturday, the 8tn day of December,
He names the following witnesses to prove
the complete irrigation and reclamation of
said land: Bert G. Shorey of Merrill, Mon
taria, Llewellyn Webb of Big Timber, Mon
tana, Harr' Sanborn of Big Timber, Mon
tana, Benjamin Bradford of Big Timber,
Montana. AL LOVE, Register.
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