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NOW REIGNS ENGLAND'S NEW RULER AS CENDS THE THRONE. DONE IN ANCIENT FORM Enters London with All Pomp of Royalty and Assumes Sovereignty. London, Jan. 23-Accompanied by the full equippage of his court, King Edward made a state entrance into London this afternoon at 1 o'clock. He arrived at Victoria station from Portsmouth, accompanied by the dukes of York, Connaught and Argyle, Prince Christian and the lord cham berlain. The Right Honorable Arthur Balfour, first lord of the treasury, who represented the government, was also among the suite. He was clad in deep mourning. His majesty rode in the gilded state coach drawn by richly caparisoned horses, with postillions and outriders. The king was driven at a slow pace to St. James palace, with a retinue of courtiers, heralds and life guards following in his train. A band of crape on each man's arm gave a touch of somberness to the otherwise inspiring spectacle. Dense crowds lined the streets from the station to the palace. The de meanor was one of subdued enthusi asm. Here and there men and women, unable to repress their enthusiasm cried out, "Long live King Edward." "God save the king." To these salu tations his majesty replied by lifting his hat and quietly bowing with the semblance of a smile. The impres siveness of the occasion completely stifled anything bordering on general demonstrations. His majesty's privy councillors, in cluding Lord Salisbury and the entire cabinet and the lord mayor of London, with his suite, awaited the king at St. James palace. The council assembled promptly at the stroke of 2. King Edward took the formal oath binding him to govern the empire according to its customs. Then he declared his firm reliance on the wisdom of parlia ment and upon the loyalty and affec tion of his people, and England had a new ruler. The oath of allegiance to the king was then sworn by the mem bers of the royal family who were present, and by a score or more privy councillors in attendance. Crowds assembled in Trafalgar square, at Temple bar and Royal ex change in anticipation of hearing the public proclamation of the new king during the afternoon, but these func tions will be deferred till tomorrow. The king at the ceremony wore a military uniform. His brief speech was delivered with great earnestness and was extemporaneous. It is said it will be published later in official form. At the last moment the king decided not to attend the house of lords today. The proclamation of the accession of his majesty was signed by the princes present, the duke of York first, then the duke of Connaught, the duke of Cambridge, Prince Christian, the archbishop of Canterbury, the lord chancellor, the lord mayor and the chief representatives of the city of London. At 4:30 p. m., the artillery began firing salutes in James park to signal ize King Edward's accession to the throne. King Edward in his speech to the privy council, said he had decided to assume the title of King Edward VII in accordance wvith the wish of his be loved mother, who, his majesty added, united 'the virtues of supreme do mestic guide with affection and the patriotism of a wise, peace loving monarch. He expressed respectful desire to leave the memory of his father's name, Albert, the exclusive treasure of his beloved mother. Not withstanding his personal desire, he could not hope to do justice to the renown and virtues associated with Price Albert's name, but he would do his utmost to be worthy of his great position. The king, who remains in London over night, was driven to Buckingham palace after taking the oath before the priyy council and dined there with the duchess of Albany. Subsequently he went to Marlborough house to sleep. It is understood that he will return to Osborne tomorrow morning to direct funeral arrangements. These were discussed at a meeting of the author ities of the royal household at Buok ingham palace this evening. At the college of arms it was said the exact date of the funeral could not be set tled until it was known what royalties of Europe would attend, but the func tion would be held at the earliest pos sible date for the convenience of Em. peror William, whose stay in Englani might be unavoidably limited. Buckingham palace is being made ready for the royal personages who are now arriving in London. Represent atives of all royal families in Europa will probably be present at the funeral All European courts will go int( mourning for various periods. Hera Fuh s,- uh the great sculptor, has arrivec - 0 iCowes to take a cast of the dea .a: I~n's face. ... doctors' bills by giving Foley'l S and Tar to infaqts and cbhldre, M .to ireVent pneupionia or croup Sre fatal to many thousands o soumea Oathoain' HEADING THEM OFF. Kitchener Tries New Plan of Action Against Boers. Capetown, Jan. 23-General Kitch ener is disposing his great forces semi-circularly, his extreme left rest ing on the sea, to circumvent- the Boers; the columns move simultan eously in touch with each other The greatest danger of the situation is the possibility of General DeWet's appear ance in Cape Colony. It is believed that none of the Dutch would resist his personal call to arms. They think the fame of Napoleon and Wellington pales in the presence of his military genius. Among a number of captured letters Is one from General Hertzog to Presi dent Steyn, asking for 1,000 unmarried young men to enter Cape Colony and beat up recruits. DECREE AGAINST ALVORD. New York, Jan. 23-Judgment for $500,000 was entered today against Cornelius L. Alvord, Jr., in favor of the First National bank. This judg ment is for moneys embezzled between January, 1895, and October, 1900. Alvord's thefts]were placed at $690,000 when the embezzlement was first an nounced. The bank has always de clined to say how much, if any money or property he restored. Entry of the judgment would 'lead to the inference that he had given back about $190, 000, but the attorneys of the bank de clined today to make any comment on the judgment. PROTECTING THEMSELVES. Chicago, Jan. 23-A national pro tective bureau is to be formed by the railways of the United States with the object of quickly detecting manipula tions of tickets and securing evidence for the punishment of those guilty of forging them. A meeting of the chair men of seven traffic organizations of the country has been called for Feb runay 6, iii Chicago. IS IN THE FIELD Bryan Carries Out His Threat And Springs the Commoner. Lincoln, Jan. 23-The first number of "The Commoner" the weekly paper published by William J. Bryan was issued today. It is a neat appearing sheet, typographically. Following is the salutatory in part: "Webster de fines a commoner as one of the com mon people. The name has been se lected for this paper because the Com moner will endeavor to aid the com mon people in protection of their rights, the advancment of their inter ests and the realization of their aspira tions. "The common people do not consti tute an exclusive society-they are not of the 400. Anyone can become a mem ber if he is willing to contribute by brain or muscle to the nation's strength and greatness. The rich man, who has honestly acquired his wealth and who is not afraid to en trust its care to the laws made by his fellows, can count himself among the common people, while a poor man is not really one of them if he fawns be fore a plutocrat and has no higher am bition than to be a courtier or a syco phant. "The Commoner will be satisfied if, by fidelity to the common people' it proves its right, to the name which it has chosen." DEPENDS ON BRYAN. Shafroth Expects Nebraskan to Over whelm Coinage Committee. Washington Jan. 23-Represent ative Shafroth of Colorado, who asked that the house committee on coinage hear Wm. J. Bryan, is hopeful of re ceiving the views of Bryan in time for early presentation, probably tomor row. It in understood Bryan has sig nified his purpose of forwarding his views in some form, and in any event a copy of his paper is expected tomor row. It is said to contain a statement of his position on pending questions. This statement will be incorporated by Shafroth in the hearings if Bryan's answer to the committee's invitation is deferred beyond hearings. START IT EARLY. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 23-A special to the News from Nashville says that the republican members of the legislature in caucus today adopted a resolution favoring Senator Bever idge of Indiana for presidential nomi nee in 1904. INDEMNITY LOAN. Berlin, Jan. 23-The Vossische Zei Stung claims to have authentic infor mation that the powers are discussing with China an indemnity loan of 1,000,000,000 marks and a guarantee I by the powers of the loan. MEXICO HAS THEM. City of Mexico, Jan. 23-The police here have [reason to believe that the Omaha kidnapers are in hiding in this vicinity and efforts 'are being made to discover their whereabouts. LINGERING LA GRIPPE COUGH. G. Vacher, 157 Osgood St., Chicago, says: "My wife had a very severe case of la grippe, and it left her with a very s bad cough. She tried a bottle of FOLEY'S i HONEY AND TAR and it gave immediate , relief. A 50-cent bottle cured her cough f entirely." Price 25c and 50c. Holmes & Calhoun. IS A HOUSE OF MOURNINC DEATH'S GLOOM HANGS OVER OSBORNE. PATEHTIC IN SIMPLICITY Late Queen's Personal Servers First to View Their Dead Monarch's Body. Cowes, Jan. 28-Events have shift ed from Cowes to London. Osborne is a house of mourning and Cowes probably is the quietest place in the United Kingdom today. The king departed early. After himn fol lowed an army of officials and news paper correspondents. The king's de parture was as unostentatious as that of an American prisoner. He and his suite, in civilian attire, left the castle without military escort and with no sign of pomp. Queen Victoria's body was em balmed last evening and occupies the center of the dining room, which is hung with trappings of mourning. Outside two officers are on guard. Within two Indian attendants remain in company with the ladies in waiting, who are constantly present. The body is attired in black. The face is perfectly peaceful and the remains have been placed with arms folded. On the breast rests a beautiful gold cross. The head is inclined slightly to the right. All about repose quanti ties of beautiful flowers. The honor of first seeing the body of the queen was conferred on her per sonal retinue and such a simple, pa thetic scene as marked this proceed ing hardly couli have occurred in any other monarchy. All servants and tenants were admitted. Footmen, housemaids, coachmen, stable lads and policemen, dressed in their Sun day clothes, filed through the room during four hours. There were no formalities. It might have been the body of any country lady, whose ten ants were bidding her a last fare well. Bent old men, children and families who had grown up on the es tate, who regarded Queen Victoria as a friend and patron, rather than as their sovereign, took their turn, and their grief was the sorrow of those who had lost a friend. In the meantime many residents of Cowes and neighboring towns and some prominent people applied at the porter's lodge for admission, but they were told to come tomorrow. There is no mistaking the reality of the sorrow of Cowes. "The queen was always so good to us," they said. "She knew personally many of the towns people and took an interest in their families, their troubles and their joys. She could call many of them by name and often stopped in her drives to talk to them." Almost every house has a half masted flag and windows are draped with black and white. The departure of Emperor William depends on the date of the funeral. Everything is unsettled. Ten days or a fortnight may elapse before the bur ial. The medical report is not com plete. It is expected tomorrow morn ing. THE QUEEN'S ESTATE England's Late Ruler Fairly Well Off in Worldly Possessions. London, Jan. 23-The queen's pri vate wealth yielded an income of about 200,000 pounds yearly. This is ex clusive of 380,000 pounds yearly from parliament. Her private income, as gathered from easily available sources, was, from the Duchy of Lancaster, up wards of 50,000 pounds; from 37,372 acres in the queen's other estates, 25, 000 pounds; from London realty sup posedly 10,000 pounds; in consols and other securities between three and four millions. She inherited nearly all the prince consort's estate of 600,000 pounds 40 years ago, and 500,000 pounds in 1882 from John Camden Neild, the son of a rich jeweler. The queen was a clear headed business woman and, of course, had the best financial advice. In 1881 by the advice of Lord Cross, Lord Sid ney and Sir Arnold she bought prop erty for 78,000 pounds, the market value of which is now reckoned to be 170,000 pounds. She had estates in several German principalities and inherited a beautiful villa in Baden from the Princess Hohenlohe. The queen's laces are worth enormous sums. These and the private jewels, gold plate, etc., are understood to value more than 1,000, 000 pounds sterling. DISGRACE THEIR FLAG. Tien asin, Jan. 23-Transport Sum ner brought 150 troops to replace Americans who have been invalided. Two deserters from th~e Americans with an American flag recently com mitted acts of depredation and black mailing villagers in the surrounding villages. One was captured and will likely be shot. WENT THE LIMIT. Lively Go Between "Young" Jackson and "Bobby" Dobbs. Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 22-"Bobby" Dobbs, colored lightweigh, adminis tered a severe beating to "Young" Peter Jackson of San Francisco in the arena of the Phoenix Athletic club to night before the largest crowd that bas yet assembled in the club house. The fight was scheduled to go 20 rounds and it went the limit only through the great endurance of the San Francisco man. The contest was a furious one from start to finish and in only one round, the 18th, did Jack son show to advantage. In this round he knocked Dobbs sprawling to the floor,,but the later quickly regained his feet and closed Jackson's right eye with a hard swing. *Jackson fought like a wild-man in the 20th round, but at the close Referee Holtum awarded the fight to Dobbs. A JOBBING YARN. New York, Jan. 23-It having been reported that the lease of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway to the Northern Pacific and Great Northern railways would be executed at a special meeting of the St. Paul's di rectory, Chairman Rosewell Miller of the St. Paul board was asked for the facts. He said: "It looks to me like a jobbing yarn. It comes from a sus picious center. I have no notice that a special meeting of the board has been called." NEW LIFE BOAT Chicago Man Invents One from Which Much Is Expected. Chicago, Jan 22-A new form of lifeboat, which it is believed will re sult in the saving of many lives at sea, was launched today at the yards of the Cuthbert Boat Building company at Second street and Calumet avenue. 11 is the invention of Charles Mayo, formerly of the British navy and em ployed in the Cuthbert yard. The lifeboat in constructed in the shape of a barrel, being about 20 feet long and composed of two cylinders, one inside of the other. The width is the same as that of the ordinary lifeboat and the capacity of the craft is given as 50 persons. The space between the two shells will be filled with com pressed air, to supply the occupauts, when the hatches are battened down in a heavy sea. The inner shell is pivoted at the ends and weighted at the bottom, so that it will maintaini an upright position, no matter how heavy the sea. The outer shell is made of sheet iron, in much the same way that metallic lifeboats are built. The inner shell is of aluminum, with automatic aluminum hatches, which e will close instantly when one enters i the boat. Each boat will weigh about 3,000 pounds and can be carried on davids i like ordinary lifeboats and be lowered 7 to the water in the same way. PREPARING ITS REPORT. House West Point Investigating Coim mittee Holds Meeting. Washington, Jan. 22--The congres sional committee which is investigat ing the hazing of Cadet Booz had its first session today since completing the taking of testimony at West Point. The meeting was secret and for the purpose of laying out a general plan of action. Chairman Dick expressed a desire to secure unanimity on all es sential points and to this end it was arranged that each member should present tomorrow a brief on the var ions questions involved. The infor mal discussion disclosed that all the members were in substantial agree ment on the following recommenda tions: Expulsion from the military academy for sending or accepting a challenge; exclusion from subsequent appointment to the army of anyone dismissed from the academy on ac count of hazing or fighting; more tac tical officers to give greater supervi sion to cadets and close relations be tween these officers and the cadets. CONSIDERING NAVAL BILL. Washington, Jan. 28-The house to day passed the District of Columniba appropriation bill and entered upon consideration of the naval appropria tion bill. There was some discussion of the extent to which the navy was to be increased ultimately in the course of which Mr.-Wheeler, a demo crat from Kentucky and a member of the committee, declared himself in favor of a navy large enough to mreet "all comers" and some criticism by Mr. Richardson, the minority leader, of the rapid growth of naval exppnd itures. ARID LAND SURVEY. Washington, Jan. 28-Represent ative Barham of California has iatro duced a bill appropriating $8,000, 000 for surveys of the arid land reg ions and providing for a report too con gress within 10 years of plans for put ting irrigation into practice. PLAYED OUT. Dull Headache, -Pains in vario.s parts of the body, Sinking at the pit of the stomach. Loss of appetite, Feverishnesse, Pimples or sores are all positive evi dences of impure blood. No matter how it became so it must be purified in order to obtain good health. Acker's Blood Elixir has never failed to cure scrofulous or syphilitic poisons or any other blood diseases. It is certainly a wonderful pemedy, and we sell every bottl ona poitive guarantee. Chapple Dru Co. FIRE RACING IN MONTREAL IMMENSE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE ALREADY DONE. 1S NOW UNDER CONTROL Magnificant Board of Trade Build ing Among Those That Are Burned. Montreal, Jan. 24, 1 a. m.-One of the most destructive fires from which this city has ever suffered began at 8 o'clock last night and notwithstanding the efforts of the entire fire depart iment, progress of the flames was not checked until 1 o'clock this morning. By that time it had destroyed proper y valued at between $2,500,000 and $3,000.000 and was still burning, though appearance was that the fire men have at last got it under control. Included in the property burned is the splendid board of trade building, which cost over half a million dollars, with over 100 tenants and half a dozen large firms and two score of smaller concerns. The weather was cold and the firemen were greatly hampered in this respect. Outside of the board of trade build ing there was not a modern structure among those burned. Narrow streets, antiquated buildings and the inflamable nature of the stocks they contained made a combina tion whch the department was power less to overcome. The fire practically burned until it came to an open space which gave the firemen an opportunity for effective work. For a time it looked as if the flames would spread along Commissioner street to the Grand office building in the course of erection there. Numerous crowds of people jammed the narrow streets and the police could not control them. Women fainted and their clothes were torn and a few were slightly injured in rushes for safety. Following are estimates of the prin cipal losses: $Board of trade $600,000, insurance $400,000; tenants $100,000; M. Sae & Co., wholesale clothing, $75, 000; H. A. Nelson & company, fancy goods, $150,000; Beardmore & Co., tanners, $100,000; Silvreman Boutier & Co., hats, caps, etc., $125,000; Coris tine & Co., fins, 300,000; C. S. Ey bold Sons & Co., $80,000; Redmond & reenless company, hats and furs, $50, 000; H. Levi, woolens, $60,000; C. A. Choulilan & Co., commission mer chanis, $25,000; B. Levine & Co., furs, $50,000; Gilmour Bros. & Co., commission merchants, $50,000; La porte, Martin & Co., $50,000; J. Cohen & Co., wholesale clothiers, $40,000. THOUSANDS SENT INTO EXILE. Every year a large number of poor sufferers whose .lungs are sore and racked with coughs are urged to go to another climate. But this is costly and not always sure. Don't be an exile when Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump tion will cure you at home. It's the most infallible medicine for Coughs, Colds and all Throat and Lung diseases on earth. The first dose brings relief. Astounding dures result from persistent use. Trial bottles free at Chapple Drug Co.'s. Price 50c and $1.00. Eyery bot tle guaranteed. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Sealed proposals for furnishing to the county of Yellowstone, f. o. b. Billings, Mont., the following list of Oregon or Washington fir, will be received by A. A. Morris at his office in Billings up to 6 o'clock p. m. Thursday, January 31, 1901: 26 pieces 6 in. x 12 in. x 2') ft. 20 pieces 6 in. x 12 in. x 36 ft. 5 pieces 6 in. x 12 In. x 32 ft. 5 pieces 6 in. x 12 in. x 30 ft. 5 pieces 6 in. x 12 in. x 24 ft. 3 pieces 8 in. x 10 in. x 16 ft. 250 pieces 3 in. x 12 in. x 16 ft. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. By order of Board of County Com missioners. 78-4 A. A. MORRIS, County Surveyor. DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNER SHIP. Notice is hereby given that the co partnership heretofore existing between J. Forester and U. E. Frizelle, doing a jewelry business at Billings under the firm name 6f Forester & Frizelle, has been dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing by the firm will be paid by J. Forester, to whom any money due the late firm is payable. J. Forester. 78-3 U. E. Frizelle. Wholesale Dealer in Agency for ,WINES ArVaI. MBla's Iors GBEER IGIRS B White. Rock. ..-r- -'"T .'riQ S . . ýdIO . ,T. _._. EVERYTHING IN PHOTOGRAPHS HUNT Prom the CHEAPEST that Is good. To the BEST that is made. P.Hl.Smith & Co. Undertakers and Embalmers, Undertaling Parlors 114 N. Twenty-Seventh St. Telephone 20. Calls Attended to at all Hours DR. SELBREDE," P -I Chappe arors over Billings, ont. G Oilsdorf's .. . SOUTH SIDE SMARKET Fresh and Salt Mleats, (lame and Vegetables. I PROMPT DELIVERY OF ALL ORDERS N ii~d;U~'~~iiaN~~~t~~*rl~~~ R. J. LORD, Contractor and Builder. Plans and Estimates fur nished on application. BILLINGS, MONTANA. J BRICK SLATER BRICK CO. BRICK MANUFACTURERS, BILLINGS. - - - *MONTANA. We are prepared to furnish and deliver any num berof First-Class Building Brick. Yards One Mile Northwest of City. Office 202 N. Twenty-Seventh St. Telephone 128. UNDER STATE SUPERVISION. L' Pays 5 per cent on Savings Deposits, Interest compounded quarterly. Pays 7 per cent on Time Certificatee of Deposit, not subject to check. Issues Savings Certificates on Build ing and Loan Plan with definite time of0 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 M3aptle. 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.