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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1901. NO. 80. ..· ·. ---,- - . .. . . . . .. . ECONOMISTS FOR THE PEOPLE. The Columns of this Paper will announce to the ladies of Billings in a few days the arrival of our New Spring Wash (ioods Both Domestic and Foreign. We are safe in saying that our display of spring goods will be Second to None in the Northwest They include the daintiest productions of the foreign and domestic manufacturers. 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BANK... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash. DIREOTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, 4 G. A. GRIGGBS, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. --0- Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Estates. Buy and Sell Real Estate and Live Stock. Resp ssible Capital, $125, Colect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af fairs for Non-Residents. G. F. BURLA, Cas iet. Mid-Winter Clearing Sale! A Great Slaughter of Winter Suits and Overcoats. Ladies' and Men's Mackintoshes at Half Regular Prices. Small Lots of Shoes Way Below Cost. A Great Opportunity for Small Merchants. We Bid Adieu to Profits znd in Many In ,stances Cut Deep Into Cost. AS a proper and becoming windup of a successful season's business we now throw our stock upon the mercy of the people and offer the smart buyers the greatest opportunity they have known. We shall smash dollars into pennies during this sale. Men's $9.00 Suits and Overcoats, all that are left; come while your $. 00 size is here-sale price........... $5.0U Men's $12.50 Suits and Overcoats, every style and material, every one well made and well trimmed; sale price............................. $7.50 Men's $18.00 Suits and Overcoats, as handsome an assortment as any man would want to choose from; sale price................. $12.50 350 prs Men'sTrousers, $3.50 nO n to $5.00; sale price.............. $L. U 200 prs Men's Trousers, $1.25 I I 0 to $1,50; sale price ............. $ I .UU Entire stock of Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats at a Great C Reduction. Boys' Knee Pants.. iU John 0, olskamp, The Fames Outlitter REVIVAL OF OLDEN TIMES QUAINT CEREMONIES ATTEND PROCLAMATION. AS IN MEDIEVAL DAYS Heralds in Tabards Sound Trump ets and Court Pledges Its Allegiance. London, Jan. 24-London today had a great impress of mediaeval times. The quaint ceremonies with which King Edward VII was pro claimed followed ancient precedents. The officials arranged the function an hour ahead of the published an nouncement and the inhabitants, when they awoke, were surprised to find the entire way between St. James palace and the city lined with troops. About 10,000 soldiers, life guards, horse guards, foot guards and ocher cavalry and infantry regiments had beon brought from Aldershot and London barracks after midnight. All officers had crepe on their arms and druibs and brass instuments were shrouded with crepe. At 9 o'clock a brilliant cavalcade passed down the Mall and entered the court. It consisted of headquarters staff, headed by General Roberts in full uniform and carrying a marshal's baton, Sir Evelyn Wood, and nipe court dignitaries, headed by the duke of Norfolk appeared on the balcony. Then the heralds blew a fanfare and the king-at-arms, raising his, three cornered hat, cried loudly, "Long live the king." The crowd took up the cheer. The officials then marched in procession from the balcony through the palace to ambassadors' court, where a num ber of royal carriages had been placed by direction of the king at the dis posal of the earl marshal. These took the officials who read the proclama tion to the city, escorted by a detach ment of horse guards. The contingent from the college of arms was composed of three kings-at arms, four heralds and eight pUr suivants. The heralds and pir suivants wore tabards, a garment re sembling the costume of kings as (1e picted on playing cards. The tabards were beautifully and heavily em broidered with silk lions, the royal coat of arms, and flowers. The chief interest of the morning centered in the entrance of the her alds' procession into the city at 'Tem pie Bar, there to merge with the 1ord mayor's entourage, composed of the lord mayor, sheriffs, aldermen and mace bearers, in scarlet, fur trimnmed robes, cocked hats, ruffled shirts, silk knee breeches and low buckled shoes. Overhead in the midst of the pageant, a great griffin marked the city bound ary. In olden days a veritable bar, or gate, separated the city from without. Today 10 strong policemen stretched a red silk rope across the thoroughfare. The officer in command of the troops cried "attention." Two gold laced trumpeters appeared at the griffin's side. The lord mayor and sheriffs, mace bearers, chaplain, re membrancer and the white wigged judges of the city courts left their carriages and grouped themselves be tween the lines of troops. Then the city marshal, who was on horseback, wearing a uniform of scarlet, gold laced, rode up to the barrier and the king-at-arms, in a green and gbld tabard, appeared at the imaginary bar. His trumpeter blew a blast, which the lord mayor's trumpeter ans wered, and then the city marshal stepped to the barrier and demanded "Who goes there?" The king-at-arms replied that it was a king's herald come to read the proclamation. "Enter, Herald," said the marshal, and the herald was conducted to the lord mayor, and aldermen. The her ald then read the proclamation to which the mayor and aldermen re plied: "We, with one voice, consent, tongue and heart, pledge allegiance to King Edward VII." The trum peters blew a blast and the military band in the procession struck up "God save the king." The crowd took the words feebly with "God Save the queen" in mind. A few streets further on the procla mation was read again and the pro cession advanced by way of Lud.te hill to the royal exchange. Final proclamation was made in front of the royal exchange. LONDON IS ALARMED. Fearful It Will Have No Part in Funeral. London, Jan. 24-It is understood that the body of Queen Victoria will arrive in London on the morning of February 2 and will be taken across the metropolis to Paddington. Troops will line the streets. The coffin will be placed on a gun carriage and draped with flags. On arriving at Padding ton station it will be transferred to the train for Windsor and finally reach St. George's chapel about noon, where a magnificent funeral service will take place. It is understood that the passing of the body through London will be an imposing pageant and that the mem bers of the houses of lords and com mons will be invited to follow in a body. At the same time there seems to be some apprehension lest a change of directions should omit London en tirely from the programme. The Daily Telegraph claims for London the right to share in the obsequies and declares that nothing but the de ceased's own wishes should prevent this. The funeral has been delayed to en able all foreign representatives to ar rive at Windsor in time. It is an nounced that Grand Duke Sergius and the grand duchess will come from Russia to be present at the ceremony. DATE IS SETTLED Qneen's Funeral Will Take Place at Windsor February 2. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 25, 1:25 a. m.-So hampered have been the arrangements at Osborne that the body of Queen Victoria still lies in the bed room where she died. The elaborate decorations necessary in turning the dining room at Osborne house into a chapel ardent occupied so much time that although the royal household waited hour after hour for the first private service, it was found impossible to hold this yesterday. All being well, however, the functions will be performed this (Friday) morn ing by the bishop of Winchester in the presence of King Edward, Emperor William and almost every member of the royal family. The coffin was brought to Osborne last evening and was taken through the queen's private gate, which had not been previously used since her death. Emperor William was the first person to see it. The coffined body will be transferred this morning to the dining room, now hung with deep purple. It has been decided that the funeral will take place at Windsor castle February 2. The body will be re moved from Osborne house February 1. It was the expressed desire of the queen that the funeral be military in character. Officials arrived from Windsor today with the state regalia DOCTOR'S EXPLAIN British Medical Journal Publish es Technical Account of Queen's Illness. London, Jan. 24-The British Med ical Journal publishes an authori tative account of the last illness of Queen Victoria It says the queen's health for a year had been failing with symptoms mainly of a dyspeptic kind, accompanied by impaired nutri tiln and periods of insomnia and later there were slight transitory attacks of aphasia. In the general arterial system there were remarkably few signs of age. After alluding to the symptoms of somnolence increasing the cerebral ex haustion, which her majesty's strong will enabled her to hide from momen tary visitors, the Medical Journal confirms the Associated Press infor mation saying that Thursday her mental confusion was more marked and a slight fluttering was observed in the right side of her face. Thence forward aphasia and facial paralysis became permanent. It is important to note, the Medical Journal adds, that notwithstanding the bodily weakness and cerebral exhaustion, the heart's action was steadily maintained to the last. The pulse was always regular and the temperature normal. In the last few hours paralysis of the pulmonary nerves set in. Beyond a slight facial fluttering there never was any motor paralysis. CARNEGIE'S TRIBUTE. Speaks in Memory of Late Queen Victoria. New York, Jan. 24-Andrew Car negie paid a glowing tribute to the memory of the late queen at a special meeting of the St. Andrew's society in this city tonight. Mr. Carnegie said: "Queen Vic toria has occupied a position never be fore occupied by any ruler, or I may say by any individual. Nor was she great only as a ruler and among those who occupied the formost positions, but as a woman, wife, mother, grand mother and councillor. .I know of no name equal to that which she has made for herself. She stood for everything a woman ought to stand for. "First of all she stood for that greatest of all womanly attributes, purity. Secondly, she stood for hon esty. She also stood for peace.. I have reason to remember this and be thankful for her conduct. When this republic was in hard straights, a war like secretary had already prepared a message that would have meant war between the United States and our mother land. But she tore that dis patch with her own hands and thus averted such a calamity. "Standing as we can almost be said to stand, at her bier, we should take the lesson of her life and, as her suc cessor has announced he will-strive to follow in her footsteps. " SALISBURY IS SAFE. Will Not Lose His Job as Premier of England. London, Jan. 24-There is no truth in the rumors that a change in the premiership is contemplated, says the Daily Mail. Mr. Balfour's presence at Osborne house is due to the king's kindly desire to spare Lord Salisbury fatigue and trouble. When parliament meets next month it will be necessary to grant a new royal civil list, the old list expiring with the death of the queen. Proba bly the radicals will endeavor to re duce the amount, ,but feeling leans towards increase, in view of the in creased revenue of the surrendered royal estates. Renewed allowances will also have to be made for the duke of Cornwall-York. Considerable re, striction is being placed upon the pub lic's access to the ceremonials at Cowes, owing to attempts to kodak Emperor William. SORROW IN PRETORIA. Pretoria, Jan. 24-Signs of sorrow over the death of the queen are every where visible. Even burghers show respectful sympathy. It has been suggested by influential burghers that an amnesty proposal would have the effect of greatly hastening a return of peace. FOR GENERAL MOURNING. London, Jan. 24-An extraordinary gazette publishes an order in council "that it is expected that all persons upon the present occasion, the death of her late majesty and of glorious memory, will put themselves into deepest mourning." KIDNAPING IN SOUTH. Two Atlanta Families Who Report Mis sing Sons. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 24-J. T. Pat terson has asked the police to find his son, Alonzo Patterson, a 13-year-old boy, who disappeared from his home in this city last Tuesday. Mr. Patter son believes his boy has been kid naped. The family of Bass Frazer, who is believed to have been kidnaped two weeks ago from the Georgia school of technology, have given up hope of ever seeing him again. Frazer's brother, who left for his home in Ala bama today, has no idea that the $500 in gold which he paid a negro, who promised to restore the student to his family, will ever be recovered. The police are at work on the case. THE PRESENCE EXPLAIND. Boers on West Coast to Receive Supplies. Capetown, Jan. 24-It is believed that the presence of invading Boers in proximity to the western coast is due to preconcerted plans with European filibusters to land a large consignment of arms and ammunition at some point between Point Nolloth and Ramparts bay. Many traitors have succeeded in enlisting in the local forces and there have been numerous arrests. The. sale of Reynolds Weekly News paper of London, the Review of Re views and Truth has been prohibited here, as it was found that they have been circulating among the Dutch. HAS OMINOUS LOOK. England Shows Force in Dispute with Russia. Portsmouth, England, Jan. 24-It is asserted here that the British first class battleships Ocean and Canopus have been ordered to hurry to Chinese waters from the Mediterranean in con nection with a dispute with Russia over Elliott and Blonde islands. ADVISES THEIR SALE. Copenhagen, Jan. 24-During the debate today the chairman of the finance committee announced that a majority of that committee are dis posed to sell the Danish West Indies to the United States if satisfactory conditions are obtainable. He added that from a purely economic stand point it is advisable to sell the islands, as they cost the treasury more than they are worth. LAST CASE DISMISSED. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 24-Attorney General Sheets today asked the su preme court to dismiss the contempt case brought by foriner Attorney General Monnett against F. B. Squire, secretary of the Standard Oil com pany for refusing to produce the books of the (company when ordered to do so, by the court. The motion was granted and the last vestige of the oases instituted by Mr. Monnett disappeared from the supreme court's dookets. OPPOSED TO ALLOTMENTS HOSTILES WANT LANDS IN COMMON. TREATY INDIANS NOTIFIED May Not Lease or Rent Their Holdings-Penalties for Disobeying. South McAlester, I. T., Jan. 24-- Yesterday's reports of a Choctaw up. rising are fully confirmed. Scouts sent out from this city last night report that the disaffected Choc taws have a number of the Creek Snakes among them and they have been quietly organizing for some time. They call themselves the Choc taw Snakes. They comprise all those Indians who are opposed to allotment and the conflict is between them and the treaty Indians. While non-citizens are not in danger, it is stated that the Snakes have planned to destroy all the railroads in their nation by burning bridges and section houses on a preconcerted night. They have deposed Governor Duke and issued notice to all citizens to cease leasing or renting to whites. The first offenso they will punish with 50 lashes, they say; ears will be cut off for the second offense and death for the third. They have organized and have leaders in every Choctaw county and claim to have a member ship of 2,600. United States Marshal Grady has sent the leaders word that arrests will follow the first violation of. the law, no matter what may be the re sult. He has wired the department for permission to swear in special dep uties and if this is granted he says he will be able to handle them and will not ask for troops. There is to be a meeting of the full bloods Saturday and the marshal says he will attend it if he can and give the Indians a talk. The Indians are riding over the country in bands of five or six, serving their notices. General Superinten dent Harris of the Choctaw railway, who was here last night from Little Rock, has enjoined especial watchful ness upon all employes of the line in the Indian territory. BECOMING BOLDER Creek Indians Mass and Pre pare to Attack a Town. Muskogee, I. T., Jan. 24-The Creek uprising is growing to danger ous proportions. Marshal Bennett has just received a telegram from the Bristow Indian agent announcing that 600 armed Creeks are stationed two miles from there and are preparing to attack the town and pleading for pro tection from the marshal. Marshal Bennett and Agent Shoen feldt are swering in large numbers of deputies whomn they are forwarding to the scene of trouble. It is now feared they will reach the town too late and the mayor of Bristow has been instructed to swear in all the men necessary to protect the toqn. Soldiers are being hurried from Fort Reno to the scene of trouble, but they will not reach Bristow before tomor row night, as they will arrive at Hen rietta first and go overland. Indian Agent Shoenfeldt will ask for more help as it is found that one company of cavalry cannot handle the situation, for the Indians are dividing up into bauds of 100. Marshal Ben nett with six deputies is about to leave for Eufalau, where Crazy Snake was seen today and will attempt his capture. A Snake band is within three miles of Bristow and is reported to have whipped two white men. The Dawes commission are fearful for the safety of their party of appraisers, headed by Representative Hackbust of Leaven worth, Kan., and who are in the Wetumpka district. Nothing has been heard from them for two days. OKLAHOMA PREPARES. Militia May Be Ordered Out to Pro tect Border. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 24-A tele gram received here tonight says that Governor Barner has asked olquel. Hoffman to come to Guthrie to beO ready to take charge of the militia which may be ordered to Oa adi or. Stroud and other towns bordering Indian territory before Correspondence with various rf e towns show that the Creek and . .. taw uprisings are very seriou~l, military company at Shawnieed been ordered to make -ready. f.,r, : at a moment's diotie.