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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1901. No RI ECONOMISTS FOR THE PEOPLE. Advance Sale . . ... OF *.. New Spring Shirt Waists. 500ooo Shirt Waists . .. One For Every Lady in Billings, Standard Goods, the Greatest Variety that was ever seen in this town. Prices: 25, 35, 50, 75, 85 d to $3.50 The Latest Creations. A manufacturer in trouble is the reason you get these waists at such low prices; his misfortune is your gain. Small merchants and big merch ants, all the same, we can fill your orders. Don't be prejudiced because you are a big merchant, we can fill your order and give you prices that will keep you thinking. Those goods were placed in our hands to dispose of in 30 days, and we are going to do it. A Chance in a Lifetime to. Buy Swell Goods Less Than Cost. Wholesale and Retail 4593 (ELLOWSTONE NATIONAL Mid-Winter ...BANK... Clearing Sale! OF BILLINGS -0-- CAPITAL, .. - 850,000 A Great Slaughter of SURPLUS, - - 820,000 Winter Suits and Overcoats. o ' Ladies' and Men's Mackintoshes at Half Regular Prices. SL. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRAT, Vice-Pree. Small Lots of Shoes Way Below Cost. G. A. GRIGGB, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash. A Great Opportunity for DIREOTORS. Small Merchants. L. B .AB OO, DAVID .RATT, We Bid Adieu to Profits and in Many In 0. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL, C t Cst PETER LARSON. stances Cut Deep into Cost. --- AS a proper and becoming windup of Sa successful season's business we tegular Banking in all its Branches. now throw our stock upon the Safe Deposst Boxes Rented. mercy of the people and offer the smart pecial Attention Given to Collections. buyers the greatest opportunity they have known. We shall smash dollars •0-- into pennies during this sale. ealers in Foreign and DOmestic Exchange Men's $9.00 Suits and Overcoats, all that are left; come while your $500 size is here-sale price........... UU Yege B s. Svigs Bank style and material, every one well made and well trimmed; f OF BILLINQS, MONTANA. sale price ............................. $7.50 Men's $18.00 Suits and Overcoats, as handsome an assortment as any man would want to choose $ 2.50 Transact a General Ui dBanking from; sale price................ $12.50 Administer Bstates. 350 prs Men'sTrousers, $3.50 $ n2 Buy and Sell Real Batate and to $5.00; sale price.............. 5L.UU 200 prs Men's Trousers, $1.25 n to $1,50; sale price.....$......... I Entire stock of Boys' and Children's esplusible Capita, $125,W . Suits and Overcoats at a Great rC Reduction. Boys' Knee Pants.. U Collect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af dairsr for Non-Residents. John D. sakamp, .G. .URLe FaiOuliCr not Finn, WKm~t BY COURTESY OF MR CLAPP TOWNE IS PERMITTED -TO AD DRESS SENATE. MINNESOTAN'S LAST TALK Makes Expiring Appeal for Filipino Friends and Gives Way to Successor. Washington, Jan. 28-The senate turned from the grind of appropria tions today to listen to a speech which partook of the character of an oration from Senator Towne of Minnesota. Since he entered the senate a few weeks ago on appointment of Governor Lind, the young Minnesotan has had little opportunity to display his tal ents. As his reputation as an orator had preceded him there was much in terest in his speech today, which was in advocacy of his resolution for a cessation of hostilities in the Philip pines. The floor was crowded with senators and members of the house of representatives, the latter including Representatives Littlefield, McCall, Cooper and others, who have been ,prominent in insular legislation. The galleries, public and private, were crowded to overflowing. The senators on the democratic side gave Mr. Towne marked attention. On the republican side the attention was less noticeable, although Mr. Hoar and Mr. Hale at first followed the speech closely at times exchanging smiling comments on some of the ut terances. At one point Mr. Depew took a front seat and listened attentively. Mr. Towne's style of delivery was clear and forcible. Although restrict ed by manuscript he had the subject well in hand and rolled out the fine points with a fervor that sent them echoing through the chamber. The speech abounded in apotheoses to lib erty and patriotism and scathing and scornful arraignment of the policy by which the Filipiinos were being an nihilated. At one time an outburst of applause from the galleries led to a vigorous warning from the presiding officer against demonstrations of ap proval or dissent. As the orator closed his brilliant peroration there was another outburst of applause des pite the warnings of the chair. Immediately following Mr. Towne's speech the credentials of his succes sor, Mr. Clapp, were presented and after being sworn in the new senator took his seat and Mr. Towne retired. The rest of the day was devoted to the Indian appropriation bill, the dis cussion turning on irrigation and little progress being made. ANOTHER HILL PLAN Arranging to Haul Canadian Coal Over Great Northern Road. St. Paul, Jan. 28-It was learned from a reliable source today that shortly after the return of President Hill of the Great Northern from New York, Major Pellatt and Elias Rogers of Toronto, Canada, two of the Can adian capitalists who are interested in the Crows Nest Pass coal mines, will interview him. The Canadians are expected in St. Paul Wednesday. Mr. Hill will probably arrive here to morrow. An official of the Great Northern, who is in a position to speak authori tatively, said today: "A conference between Mr. Hill and the Canadian officers of the Crows Nest coal field was arranged and should have been held in New York. For some reason it did not materialize. The object of the Canadian capitalists in coming to St. Paul is to complete negotiations already entered into with Mr. Hill to use his line as a carrier. The story that he has secured a large interest in the Crows Nest mines is all rot: There is absolutely no truth in the re port." J. Pierpont Morgan will, it was stated today, accompany Mr. Hill to St. Paul. STORM EXTENDING. London, Jan. 28-It is reported from Londonderry that a steam trawler has foundered off Dunaffy head, all hands being lost. Dispatches from Holland say that a terrible hurricane is raging along the coast, doing enormous dam age. Several small shipping casualtes are repored. RICE STARTS HOME. Manila, Ja. 28 --Editor Rioe, ordered deported by MacArthur, sailed today and will be held a pris oner till he reaches San Franoisoo. SHARElOLDERS OBJECT. More Trouble for Directors of Defunct Loan Company. New York, Jan. 98-The Tribune tomorrow will say: The shareholders of the insolvent Anglo-American Savings rand Loan company, who live in Titusville Pa., Newburg, New York and Washington, and whose claims ag gregnat $550,000, have organized a shareholders' committee and are pre paring to protest against turning over to the Empire Realty company of the Pearce "Mortgage," aggregating more than $2,000,000. The shareolders, it was learned, are getting ready to sue the directors, many of whom are considered to be men of large means. Many share holders. who consented to the trans fer proposed by the directors of the company's real estate holdings have withdrawn their consent. Close inspection of the state bank ing department's records go to show, is was asserted yesterday, that the Anglo-American has been insolvent for two or three years and that its de ficit last year was $185,000. Argu ment with reference to acceptance of the referree's report on the advisa bility of adopting the proposed realty scheme will be heard in Brooklyn Thursday. It was said yesterday that the receivers will vigorously protest against the proposed transfer. STORMS IN GERMANY f Much Damage Is Done in Various Parts of the Empire. Berlin, Jan. 28-Hurricaunelike I snowstorms prevail in many parts of Germany and during the past 24 hours considerable damage has been done. The weather is particularly violent in the east Friesian coast, where the Norgbingen districts were struck by a tidal wave. At Frank furt-on-the-Main snow is falling heav ily this evening. Dispatches from Bremen say that a strong northeast wind is driving the water into the Wesser until it has nearly reached the edge of the dikes. A freight train near Dresden was part ly hurled from an elevated track on the line from Potahapel to Wilsdrup and five cars were badly wrecked. The river Lahr and its tributaries have overflowed, threatening railway traffic, and high water is threatened in the Silesian streams. Telegraphic communication with England is badly interrupted, cablegrams arriving many hours late. CONSIDERING PUNISHMENT. Envoys Hold Meeting to Decide on Demands. Pekin, Jan. 28-A meeting of the foreign envoys was held this afternoon and was attended only by those whose countrymen have been killed in the internal provinces, the object being to decide what punishment should be in flicted upon minor officials. A report will be made at a general meeting of the ministers to be held probably after the funeral of Queen Victoria. The ministers refuse to state de cisions arrived at, but it is believed that only a few will be beheaded and certainly not the highest officials. CASTELLANES MUST WAIT. New York, Jan. 28-Justice Beach of the supreme court today continued the temporary injunction against pay ment to Ann9 Gould and Count de Castellane their portion of the Gould estate due, till the pending litigation is settled. FOR DAY OF CENERAL MOURNING By King's Order London Will Abstain from Business Saturday as Mark of Re spect to Dead Queen. London, Jan. 28-It is officially an ternient, which will probably be Mon nounced this evening that King Ed- day. ward has ordered Saturday to be ob- Emperor William has commanded served as a day of general mourning. Count Von Wadel, master of horse, to All the banks will be closed and busi- bring six of his majesty's chargers ness suspended. from Berlin and the kaiser, the crown The arrangements for the funeral prince and other Germans in official have been only partially determined. attendance at the queen's funeral will Almost everything thus far is provi- ride in the procession. sional and subject to the approval of The gun carriages to be used at the king, who will come to London Cowes, at Windsor and in London will tomorrow to look over what has been be painted the color of khaki and fit proposed, to give his decision. ted with rubber tires. King Edward By order of the king the office of has commanded Mr. A. Forestier, the works desires that all drapery dis- well known artist of Black and White, played by citizens shall be purple. to draw the lying-in-state for him. The prooession from St. George's chap- The king and queen, with the el royal at Windsor to Frogmore has kaiser, will attend the memorial ser been abandoned and the oofln will re- vices in St. George's chapel Windsor, main in the chapel until the day of in- Sunday. HEADED OFF AT ST PAUL MONTANA OFFICER RECOVERS STOLEN HORSES. CUSTODIAN UNDER ARREST Claims He Was Hired by Others to Take Charge of Animals. St. Paul, Jan. 28-Sheriff Taylor of Choteau county, Montana, arrived in St. Paul today in connection with five carloads of horses, taken in charge by Sheriff Justus a week ago at New Brighton. A telegram from the secretary of the Montana Stock association was re ceived by Sheriff Justus asking that the parties in charge of the horses be arrested, as about 30 of the animals had been stolen. Daniel Sullivan, a youth, was found at New Brighton by deputy sheriffs and taken in custody. Since then he has been in the county jail. Sullivan said he had been hired to come through to St. Paul with the stock. Sheriff Taylor has informed Sheriff Justus that a man named Stephenson, formerly a police justice at South St. Paul, was under arrest in Montana, supposed to be concerned in the theft of the horses. The stock is now at South St. Paul awaiting orders of the Montana Stock association. MORE MOTIVE POWER St. Paul's Executive Committee's Large Order for New Locomotives. New York, Jan. 28-A meeting o1 the executive committee of the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company was held at the local head quarters of the company today. There was a full attendance, including J. P. Morgan. At the conclusion of the meeting Chairman Roswell Miller of the board of directors said the only thing of public importance transacted at the meeting was the adoption of a resolution calling for the construction of 47 locomotives to be used on the Kansas City and Superior divisions of the road. Mr. Miller said nothing was done concerning a lease of the St. Paul by any other road. He also said that nothing was done toward effecting a cloger relation with any other railway company As far as he knew, Mr. Miller said, President Hill of the Great Northern was not a stockholder in the St. Paul road. ONLY PART ESCAPED. Rotterdam, Jan. 28-The steamer Holland, from London, was wrecked at the northern pier while entering Neinwewaterweg, at the entrance of the river Maas today. The captain and six men were saved. Fourteen members of the crew and two passen gers were drowned. JOB FOR MONTANAN. Washington, Jan. 28-The presi dent has appointed Daniel McCann of Montana register of the land office at Rampart City, Alaska. HAVE NO SYMPATHY. Chicago Aldermen Reject Resolution on Queen's Death. Chicago, Jan. 28-The municipal council tonight refused to pass a reso lution of sympathy with the people of the British empire on the death of Queen Vicotria. The resolution was introduced by Alderman George Dud leston. It was necessary to procure a suspension of the council rules in order to permit formal presentation of the resolutibn. The motion to sue pend lacked five votes of the neces sary two-thirds required under the rules of the council. The matter was referred to the committee on judi iary, which will report at a later meeting of the council. DRIVE OUT BAD ONES. Evansville, Ind., Jan. 28-The cities and towns along the Ohio river have begun a crusade against negroes. The entire trouble dates back to the lynchings of the negroes at Rockport and Booneville for the murder of the white barber, Simmons, at Rockport, one night last month. The board of safety of this city has ordered the dolice to arrest all strange negroes and bring them before the city police judge. If they cannot give any reason for being here they will be sentenced to the rook pile The object of this order is to rid the town of an ab noxious class of negroes. PASSED AT LAST House Finally Disposes of Bill Codifying the Postal Laws. Washington, Jan. 28-The major portion of the day in the house was occupied in the transaction of District of Columbia business. The bill to revise and codify the postal laws, which has been under con sideration at intervals for 10 days, was finally passed today. Its friends succeeded in confining the measure strictly to the purpose for which it was framed-a codification and re vision of existing laws. All attempts to amend it in any vital particular failed. The most interesting feature of the day was an attempt to secure a vote upon the senate bill to appoint a com mission to consider and adjudicate the claims of United States citizens against Spain arising out of the war with Spain, which this igovernment assumed by virtue of the treaty of Paris. The house at the last session stcommitted a similar bill with in reructions to report back a bill to con fer jurisdiction in these cases upon the court of claims. Mr. haugen of the committtee on war claims secured consideration of a substitute for the bill drawn in accordance with the instructions of the house and then appealed to the house to vote down the substitute and pass the senate bill. There was some inti mation of sharp 'practice over this mode of procedure, but the matter was settled temporarily by postponing con sideration of the bill until today, Mon a... DID IT QUIETLY Kansas City Young Man's Nervy Robbery of Standard Oil Cashier. Kansas City, Jan. 28-At the office of the Standard Oil company, in the southern part of the city, this after noon, a young man forced W. S. Irvin, the cashier, at the point of a revolver into a closet and after 'locking him in made off with between $500 and $700 in cash. Irvin was preparing his cash for the bank, when at 2:45 o'clock a young man, probabyly 24 years of age, entered the office quietly :nd placing a revolver at the cashier's head ordered him to enter a small closet a few feet away. Irvin complied promptly and the robber turned the key on him. Then placing the money in sight in his pocket the robber walked from the office a hundred feet to the railway tracks, where he board ed a freight train. Irvin was alone and it was some time before he at tracted passersby to release him and' made the robbery known to the police. FOR EIGHT HOURS. Butte, Mont., Jan. 28--Manager Ilepetko, of the Boston & Montana Mining company, announces that an eight-hour day for miners will be put' into effect February 1 in the propertise Af that company. Manager Gillie of the Butte & Boston has posted notices to the same eleot. LI DANGEROUSLY ILAL. Shangai. Jan. 28-A disppto to $1p North China Gasette of this cty fwQ t Pekin says that Li Hung Chang j tifering from fever and is datli hilie being despaired S 4f .