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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1901. _ NO. 79. ECONOMISTS FOR THE PEOPLE. On Tuesday We offer you a line of Domestics, Linens, Sheetings and Towels at Greatly Reduced Prices. Wednesday Will be Sale Day for Notions. Our sales are money saving opportunities and should command your most careful attention. WEDNESDAY'S TUESDAY'S SPECIALS SPECIALS. Best Quality Rubber Hair 8-4 Sheeting, best qual Pins, per doz................ 10o ity.......s S ' " 8.......... 82 Best Quality Side Combs, 42-inch Pillow Casing, 1 per pair........................ best quality............... 2 15x27 Turkish Towels Full Count Pins, steel points=, 5 ri 5 2 papers for ..................... 18x36 Turkish Towels; Peerless Stockinet Dress C heavy quality ............. Shields........................ 14x22 Mummy Cloth Tow 81/ac Best Quality Velveteen es Binding, per yard............ 20x50 Extra Heavy Tow els........................ Double Back Corset Steels 50 60-inch White Table 200 Damask, per yard...... Good Quality Pearl But- 64-inch Gream Damask, tons, per doz .................. good and heavy........ Children's upport- 1 Oc 54.inch Red Table Dam- 2 5 Children's Hose Support- 10 ask.............................. ers................................ 8/8c Good Heavy Crash, 5c Best Quality Silk Gloss 5c double thread.................. Crochet Cotton.............. 11-4 White Bed Spreads, 690 Be~st Quality Vaseline 5c Marseilles patterns... ......72-inch White Satin Damask, beau * tiful floral patterns, regular Horn Bone Dress Stays, o $2.00 quality; per do ........................... for this sale ...... 2 5 Buying all our goods direct from the manufacturers and in large quantities, leaves us in a position to offer you Unapproachable Bargains. . _.~ . ___.... .. . .. . . .... ..._ _ " ._. .. 7 _. ... _ - . . . .. . . . . . .. .. 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL We have a BAN K Fine *__ ___ _ Assortment of OF BILLINGS o- CAPITAL, - $80,000 SURPLUS,- - $20,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President. W inter DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash. DIREOTORS. A. L. BABOOOK, DAVID FRATT, GoodsU . G. A. GRIGGOS, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0-- Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. Left. ---- Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange W e invite Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Your OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. Inspection of Both Business. / Administer Estates. oods Buy and ell Real Estate and ods and Live Stock. Prices. Respo sible.apital, $125,0, Colleet Rents and Take Charge of Business AI. fairs for Non-Residents. G. F' BURLA, Cs . Thu Fame Sutfltter END DRAWING NEAR Queen Victoria Stricken with Paralysis Last Night and Believed to Be Ly ing at Death's Door. PRINCE OF WALES MADE REiENT Appointed to Act in Sovereign's Stead-Emperor William and Other Members of Royal Family Are Summoned to Osborne House. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 20, 1 a. m.-The queen of England lies at deaths' door. She was stricken with paralysis tonight. Reuter's Telegraph company understands that the prince of Wales has received authority to act in her majesty's stead and thus there has been created a practical, though not a constitutional regency. Local Ruler Purveyed of the Os borne house employes declares that the queen cannot live unitl Monday, but this receives no official confirma tion, though it is admitted that it is likely that the queen, if she recovers again, will not regain the use of those vigorous faculties which have distin guished her among the women of all time. Gathered at the bedside are. the prince and princess of Wales, Princess Louise and other members of the royal family, while Mr. Ritchie, secretary of state for home affairs, officially represents the cabinet. Lord Salis bury is in constant telephonic commu nication with Osborne house and it was rumored he had started for Os borne house, but this does not appear to be true. The arrival of Emperor William and other members of the royal family is anxiously awaited. For Queen Victoria tradition and etiquette decree that she is never ill and so with dogged determination she fought off the ravages that worry over the Boer war, deaths in her own family and increasing years have brought. But before that unstinted hand of nature even the imperial resolve of the great empire proved futile and with knowledge of the in evitable she shut herself off from her entourage.. For two nights she dined alone and never stirred from the apartments she occupied alone. Hum bly, for this woman rules her court with no uncertain hand, her court officials implored her to seek medical advice. These messages she steadfast ly ignored and although her condition is acknowledged to be serious, there are in attendance only Doctors Powell and Reid. Doubtless the prince of Wales will tomorrow secure additional medical talent. Her majesty lies helpless and almost speechless in her bed in Osborne house surrounded by every comfort. Fruits, flowers, ihe and all accessories of modern medicine are at hand. Os borne house is buried amidst a goomy park of firs. It is brightly lit out side. A mile away stands the lodge. Beyond its portals none but the house hold can pass. On them, without the sovereign's knowledge, are posted bul letins announcing her condition. Beyond the bulletins nothing official is obtainable, but not a soul connected in any way with Osborne house seems to believe that her majesty can sur vive this attack. In fact, locally, the announcement of her death is awaited with something approaching equa nimity. Never in the memory of her subjects has the queen been ill before and now that at her advanced age she has been stricken it seems to those who have lived around her that it is impossible for her to recover. Village wiseacres, who have seen her from girlhood, wag their heads today and say it is a sad day for England. The official bulletins may safely be des cribed as optimistic. Their vageness describing the queen's ailment may be accepted as merely evasions of facts. The report obtained by Reuter's Telegraph compapy to the effect that it is paralysis that the queen is suffer ing from is based upon the highest possible authority. By Monday it is likely the truth will be announced to the nation. The extreme weakness of her majesty and loss of her faculties appear to be at present the chief cause of anxiety. Stimulants are being freely administered. In the opinion of those best quali fled to judge the queen's present ser ious condition was precipitated by intense worry over losses and hard ships suffered by the British troops in South Africa. Frequently she has remarked to court attaches that Panother war would kill her. In this connection Renters Telegraph com pany learns that she was most ser iously ill while last at Balmoral in the autumn. No word of this became public, but it appears that she was then almost dying, though that rig orous etiquette which imposed alike upon her own family and attendants prevented her condition being even spoken of as dangerous. The present stroke in a sequel of that which oc ct.rred at Balmarol. She, will not be only the' longest lived monarch in Englands' history, but also possessor of the most mar velous constitution with which a woman was ever endowed. Locally it is taken to be a sad coincidence that Sunday is the anniversary of the death of Prince Henry of Battenberg, for whom special memorial services are always held. The arrival of the prince of Wales at about 6 o'clock this afternoon ac companied by Home Secretary Ritchie and arrival of the princess of Wales at 10 o'clock tonight occasioned no scenes of any kind. They embarked upon the royal yacht Alberta and went up the little river separating Cowes from Osborne. Entering the royal cairiages they were driven through half a gale which prevailed straight to the royal residence. Mr. Ritchie, it is understood, was special ly summoned to supervise details of handing over to the prince of Wales the necessary authority to transact state business. Though no official announcement of this transfer appears to be constitutionally necessary or likely to be made, the tiny town of Cowes and across the Medina river the town of East Cowes are both filled up with people from all parts of the world and rents have risen to fabulous prices. The prince of Wales will go to Lon don Sunday morning, where the duke of York will meet Emperor William. Whether the emperor will proceed to Osborne depends upon the result of this interview. 2:10 a. m.-The queens' condition is unchanged. 3 a. m.-It is announced that al though there is some slight improve ment, her majesty's condition is most grave. C. T. Ritchie secretary of state for the home department, will arrive at Osborne today and it is ex pected that Lord Salisbury will ac company him. The prince of Wales has arrived at Osborne. KEPT UP BY STIMULANTS Physicians Hopeful That Life May Be Sustained for Another, Day. Cowes, Jan. 22, 1 a. m.-Another day in the Victorian era, now so rap idly drawing to a close, passed with out any great change in the condition of Queen Victoria. The slight im provement so frequently mentioned in the official bulletins merely indi cates a postponement of the inevita ble. The end may be a matter of days or only of hours, but the members of the royal family, who are now drag ging ;out a weary visit to Osborne house, know that the death of her majesty is merely a question of a short time. The most noticeable feature of yes terday was the satisfactory portion the queen spent in consciousness, which she regained early in the afternoon and still retained at 10 p. m. At that hour she had not seen Emperor William, local rumors to the contrary notwithstanding. Royalty at Osborne thus had a chance to recuperate from the terrible ordeal undergone during the early hours of Monday. The correspondent of the Associated Press is informed that the members of the royal family were called to a room adjoining the qteen's bedcham bher no less than four time yesterday morning and were kept in momentary expectation of being summoned to witness the end up to 5:80 o'clock. Her majesty's physicians then had only a vestige of hope that they would be able to keep the queen's fee ble life in existence until the prince of Wales arrived. To secure this result they resorted to the use of brandy and champagne. This fwas used to an ex tent only which the great emergency justified, and when the prince of Wales and Emperor William entered the castle grounds at 11:80 a. m. they found the queen a trifle better than had been expected. The desperate remedies employed Monday morning to enable her majesty to live until her eldest son's arrival will not be used again to the same extent, for the doctors are fearful that the remedy might be almost worse than the disease. They trust to the prolonged sleep, followed by a moderate application of stimulants and accompanied by as much nourish ment as can be assimilated. Such expedients as were resorted to Sunday and Monday morning are not con sidered justifiable. The queen's rally astonished no one more than her phy sicians and when at 4 o'clock yester day morning they heard her -,sk for chicken broth, their amazement almost exceeded their delight. Privately; however, they build no false hopes upon these fading signs of what has been one of the strongest constitutions with which a woman was ever en dowed. Despite the favorable afternoon the doctors dreaded the period up to mid night. When that was safely passed they seemed hopeful of her majesty living at least through another day, although the memory of the previous night's relapse kept their feeling at a high tension. The' news of the death when it occurs is likely to be publicly announced in London before it is an nounced here, as according to all ar rangements the first telegram is to be sent to the lord mayor of London There is an enormous telegraphic staff in Cowes and additional facilities were installed yesterday at Osborne. Already the villagers are bewailing the fate that is likely to befall Cowes, for it is known that the prince of Wales will probably never make Os borne house a place of residence. There is an entire absence of local ex citement. The town has settled down in patience and sadness to await the inevitable. Never has Emperor Will iam arrived at any place in England with so little eclat. No salutes were fired, no cheers were given The men of the guardship Australia silently manned her sides. The crowd was equally undemonstrative, the people contenting themselves with baring their heads. 5 a. m.-Up to this hour no further bulletin has been issued. The corres pondent of the Associated Press here is informed that the queen's condition has undergone no change. The queen is expected to live until Thursday morning, unless unexpected complica tions occur. REGRET IN FRANCE. Sorrow at Approaching Demise of Queen Victoria. Paris, Jan. 21, 5 a. m.-President Loubet has received a telegram from the prince of Wales thanking him for his message of sympathy. The Figaro says that the death of Queen Victoria will be much regret ted in France, not only because she has always been pacific, but because she has always shown a fondness 'for France. It refers to the hostile atti tude of the nationalists towards Eng land as leading to a desertion by the English of the health resorts of France and asks if the prince of Wales, when king, will abstain from visiting the country. SORROW IN CANADA. Montreal, Jan. 21-Throughout the dominion of Canada, among French Canadians as well as among the Eng lish speaking citizens, there is but one feeling expressed, one of sadness at the serious condition of her majesty and of anxiety as to the outcome. Prayers for her were said in most of the churches yesterday and in the larger cities, crowds have surrounded the newspaper bulletin boards all morning, waiting for news. Already it has been decided to postpone a numb3r of balls and other social func tions. EMPRESS FREDERICKA ILL. Berlin, Jan. 21-The Nord Deutsche Allgeime Zeitung has the following announcement: Dowager Empress Fredericka, because seriously ill, is to her very great sorrow prevented from going to Osborne to meet her exalted mother. The effect of the sad news regarding Queen Victoria upon her eldest daughter has been very unfav orable. Empress Augusta Victoria, upon learning of this, had intended to go to Cronburg in order to inquire personally as to the condition of the kaiser's mother, but later news from Cronburg was somewhat more reas suring. AWAITING SUMMONS. London, Jan. 21, 8:80 a. m.-A special train is held in readiness to convey the members of the cabinet to Osborne at any moment. Thus far it has not been required. Up to 5 a. m. no further bulletins had been received at London since the one issued at mid night. DISPITE ALL OPPOSITION HARLAN'S APPOINTMENT CON FIRMED BY SENATE. ENLIVENED THE SESSION Chandler and Hawley Engage in Colloquy Which Becomes Decidedly Personal. Washington, Jan. 21-The senate has confirmed the nomination of James S. Harlan of Chicago, a son of Justice Harlan of the supreme court, to be at torney general of Porto Rico. When the nomination came up today Senator Pettigrew spoke against con firmation. Mr. Pettigrew professed to believe that a purpose of the appoint ment was to influence Justice Harlan's decision in the Porto Rico case. The final vote was reached after a discussion of more than two hours duration and when announced stood 483 to 21 in favor of confirmation. All the republicans cast their votes in the affirmative and two or three democrats voted with them. The session was characterized by a spirited colloquy between - Senators Chandler and Hawley in which bitter personal language was used. The controversy between them grew out of a letter written by Senator Chandler in 1877, and which was read by Sena tor Pettigrew, concerning the contro versy over the Hayes-Tilden election in which reference was made to the part taken by Senator Hawley and Justice Harlan, neither then occupy ing his present place, in the settlement of the Louisiana controversy of that time. In that letter Mr. Chandler stated that a commission of which these two gentlemen were members had been sent to Louisiana by Presi dent Hayes to destroy the Packard state government. This having been accomplished Mr. Chandler said the president. then undertook to "recog nize" the members of the commission, giving General Harlan the appoint ment of an associate justice and offer ing General Hawley the place of di rector of the Paris exposition, which the latter declined. Chandler said be cause of the inadequacy of the salary -when this point in the article was reached Mr. Hawley interrupted m a somewhat excited manner to de nounce the statement as false which he did in very emphatic and plain language. Mr. Chandler replied in like man ner, saying that the article had been prepared by him 28 years ago; that it had never been contradicted and that he still stood by it He added that the whole subject was ancient history and announced his intention to vote for Mr. Harlan's confirmation. WORTHY PURPOSE House Bill to Establish Home for Aged Colored People. Washington, Jan. 21-The house to day after devoting some time to Dis triot of Columiba business, passed a number of bills under suspension of the rules. They were to provide a home for aged and infirm colored peo ple out of the fund now in the treas ury to the credit of deceased colored soldiers amounting to about $280,000. To establish a branch soldiers' home at Johnson City, Washington county, Tenn., and to increase the salary of the commissioner of education of Porto Rico from $8,000 to $4,000. A bill to give citizens of foreign countries the right to sue in the court of claims for indemnity for alleged injuries which had been recommended by the state department was disas trously beaten. HAS HE DONE SO ? Reported Resignation of Judge Arthur H. Noyes. Washington, Jan. 21-Private ad vices from Seattle today say Judge Arthur H. Noyes has resigned the Alaskan judgeship. The report says that vessels reached Seattle yesterday from north Pacific ports where they had word to this affect from men who came from Nome by dog team. A. . Wheeler, Judge Noyes' private seore. tary, now in Washington, says there is no truth in this report; that Judge_ Noyes has no intention. of rl and especially not in midwatsr-. thus forfeiting pay and a o from now until navipi Wheeler has been delayed 1býý. to Minneapolis, and he will Dot away before Thursday.