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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1901. NO. 85. =- THOSE DESIRING -' CLOTHING, MEN'S FURNISHINGS, DRY GOODS, SHOES will find our departments well filled with Bright, New Merchandise carefully selected and strictly reliable. We Vouch for Our Styles and Guarantee Our Prices and place before you the largest lines and greatest variety of styles and patterns for your con sideration. Bear it well in mind that we offer nothing except the Latest and Newest Goods the markets afford, and we cater alike to the fastidious and the bargain seeker. Each day adds new features to the list of bar gains offered in the various de partments and a daily visit to our store is time well spent and money saved. MAIL YOUR ORDERS TO Donovan=McCormick Co., Department Store. 4598 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BANK... OF BILLINGS S - CAPITAL, - 850,000 SURPLUS, - - 820,000 ----o A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGG8, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash. DIREOTORS. A. L. BABOOOK, DAVID FRATT, O. A. GRIGGB, ED. OARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0--- Regular Bailkinq in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. --- Dealers in.Foreign and Domestic Exchange Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINOS, MONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Bstates. Buy and Sell Real Bstate and Live Stock. Responsible Capital, $125,1m Colleet Rents and S .bir A. Ien-Resident. 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 and 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 e f l size is here-sale price........... U.U Men's $12.50 Suits and Overcoats, every style and material, every one well made and well trimmed; $7 C5 sale price.... ............. .... M _ . Men's $18.00 Suits and Overcoats, as handsome an assortment as any man would want to choose InC from; sale price................ $12.50 350 prs Men's Trousers, $3.50 n) Cn to $5.00; sale price.............. t,..UU 200prs Men'sTronsers, $1.25 ý Ifn to $1,50; sale price............... 1P .UU Entire stock of Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats at a Great I C Reduction. Boys' Knee Pants.. EU iohn D, aOl.kamp, TIm Fugm Ourtte SIR EDWARD WANTS PEACE FORMER SOLICITOR GENERAL'S BITTER WORDS. LAYS ]BLAME ON ROBERTS Rejected Opportunity for Terms After Buller Had Prepared An Opening. London, Feb. 11-Sir Edward Clarke, the former solicitor general, following up his speech of February 7 before the Holborn conseravtive as sociation, has written a letter to a friend citing Lord Roberts' rejection of the opportunity to propose peace terms in June, 1900, when General Buller had prepared the way by con ferences with Christian Botha, who asked what was offered. Lord Roberts replied: "Uncondi tional surrender-the privates to be allowed to go to their farms. No promises to the commanders or to any one who had taken an active part in the bringing on of the war." "This," says Sir Edward Clarke, "put an end to all negotiations. So the war has gone on. The losses since have been 124 officers and 1,454 men killed in action and died of wounds; 63 officers and 3,620 men died of dis ease and 950 officers and 22,635 men invalided home. "We have spent from 60,000,000 to 70, 000, 000 pounds devasting a country over which we desire to rule. "We do not seem a day nearer 'un conditional surrender' than seven months ago." Sir Edward Clarke then says he earnestly hopes that terms acceptable without dishonor will be offered to the Boers. WILL NOT CHANCE England Proposes to Continue Present Policy in South Africa. Capetown, Feb. 11-Joseph Cham berlain, secretary of state for the col onies, has addressed a communication to Sir Alfred Milner approving the remarks made by Sir Alfred in his re ply to the Afrikander deputation sent to him by the Afrikander con gress at Worcester with resolutions addressed to Queen Victoria. "The government has no intention," says the colonial secretary, "'of chang ing the policy which it has repeatedly declared and which has been approved overwhelmingly by the empire." The military authorities here have been authorized by Chamberlain to destroy great quantities of hay lying near the docks, which has become in fected with rats. NO LONGER DOUBT. Official Notice Given of Plague at 1 Capetown. Capetown, Feb. 11-The govern- t ment has decided to give notice to for- 1 eign nations of the fact that Capetown I is infected with bubonic plague. t There is no longer any doubt as to d the nature ; of the disease. Another ii native has died of the disorder, three a additional cases are announced and 50 8 persons who have been in contact o with plague victims have been isolat ed. A temporary military hospital is t being erected. b FARMERS THEIR PREY Organized Gang of Thieves Ter rorize Illinois Rural t Community. S Alton, Ill., Feb.ll--The excitement n in regard to the conspiracy of the "in vincible thieves" continues. John D Huebner, one of the threatened far- v mers, says that Boals and Fairman, o the men under arrest, came to his b home some days before he received a letter signed "invincible thieves;" and t represented themselves as money lend- t ers and wanted to know if he had any c to lend. The famous letter was tacked F onto Huebner's well a day or two after a their visit. o It is believed by detectives that the t "invincibles" took this method of dis- I covering men' with ready oauh. a Robert Kelsey, a wealthy farmer a living near Bethalto in this county, it is now learned, abortly before the a "invinoible thieves" ooaspiraoy was a made publio, ws robbed of $1,000 by a similar methods. TO INVADE VENEZUELA. New York Company Organizing An Armed Expedition. Washington, Feb. 11 -The state department knows nothing officially of the reported organization by the New York company of a military force ip this country to protect its town interests in Venezuela. With the latter country the United States is on friendly terms and it could not allow our territory to be made the base of operations against Venezuela, if' it should be disclosed to the department that these were of hostile intent. But if the Venezuelan government does not make complaint against the departure of the reported expedition it is improbable that any action will be taken here; MILES IS IT. Washington, Feb. 11-The president today nominated Fitzhugh Lee of Virginia, and J. H. Wilson of Dela ware, brigadier generals of the regu lar army. Both are now brigadiers in the volunteer army. The senate to day ponfirmed the nominations of Miles, Chaffee and MacArthur, SIX HOUR TALK Cafferey Occupies Legislative Day Talking on Ship Sub sidy Bill. Washington. Feb. 11-Shortly after the senate convened today the naval appropriation bill was passed. The shipping bill was then taken up and kept before the senate during the re mainder of the legislative day. Cafferey, dem., La., occupied the floor throughout the session. The op position senators made the point of no quorum several times and demand ed a call of the senate. Finally this drew out the warning from Frye, chairman o4 the committee on com merce, that if the senators desired the river and harbor bill to be report ed at this session they would better not interrupt the committee having the measure under consideration. Even after that there was one o.ll of the senate. Cafferey bad not concluded his speech when, after having spoken for nearly six hours, he yielded the floor for an executive session. ALEX IMPRISONED NOYES CENSURED North Dakota Politician Sentenced to One Year's Confinement for Contempt-Methods of Nome Court Denounced San Francisco, Feb. 11-In the con tempt proceedings against Receiver Alexander McKenzie of Nome City in the United States circuit court of ap peals today McKenzie was sentenced to serve one year's imprisonment on two counts, and Judge Noyes, who appointed McKenzie to his office, was severely censured by the court for al leged complicity in the scandal. The decision was rendered by Judges Ross, Gilbert and Morrow in the cases of John Tornazes versus L. F. Melsing, et al., and William Akle man versus Henry Rogers. These are two of the cases in which McKenzie declined to obey the writ of supercedas issued by Judge Morrow directing him as receiver to turn over money and gold dust in his possession to the owner. Much testimony has been heard in the cases and they have been pending before the United States courts for months. The evidence tended to prove that a conspiracy existed between offi cials at Nome to secure claims. McKenzie claimed he was not guilty of contempt, because all papers issued by Judge Morrow had not been filed in the district court at Nome at the time he was there. His attorney, ex-Con gressman Thomas Geary, urged that the United States court of appeals did not secure jurisdiction until the origi nal orders were filed. Another important contention of McKenzie is that he acted on the ad vice of his attorney in disobeying the order of the court. Mr. Geary told him the order was void. 'Ia the opinion read by Judge Ross the court holds that the filing of cita tions in the district court of Nome waa suficient to give the court of ap peals jurisdiction, but in proper oases may be considered in mitigation of the offense. At this point in the decision the court refers to the acts of Judge Noyes and the manner in which the affairs were conducted at Nome. It says: '"The circumstances attending the appointment of the receiver in these cases, however, and his conduct after, as well as before the appointment, as shown by record and evidene, so far HOUSE EATS HUMBLE PIE ASKS FOR CONFERENCE ON REVENUE BILL. HARD KNOCKS FOR SULZER Made Subject of Stinging Remarks by Mahon-Makes Cow ardly Return. Washington, Feb. 1-This was field dlay in the house, being by far the liveliest day during the present session. A very interesting debate over the constitutional limitations on the power of the senate over revenue legislation initiated by the house was precipitated when Mr. Payne, chairman .of the ways and means committee, brought in the resolution of the committee to disagree to the substitute proposed by the senate as an amendment to the war revenue reduction act and to ask for a conference with the senate. Tawney of Minnesota championed the cause of the house and its para mount rights over revenue legislation, but was unfortunate in not bringing forward 4 resolution to return the bill to the senate with the declaration that the senate had transcended its powers in substituting an entirely new meas ure for the bill of the house. The subsequent debate showed that had this course been adopted the prop osition would have commanded a large vote. Instead however, he in sisted upon a division of the resolu tion and after the first portion-to dis agree-had been adopted he made the point of order that the second motion was not in order because the senate in its substitute had invaded the consti tutional prerogative of the house. The result was that the members were not confronted with the direct issue and the house voted to ask for a confer ence. Later in he day, during the con sideration of the diplomatic and con sular appropriation bill, an impas sioned pro-Boer speech by Sulzer of from impressing us with the sincerity of the pretension that his refusal to obey the writs issued out of this court was based upon advice of his counsel that they were void, satisfies us that it was intentional and deliberate and in furtherance of the high handed and grossly illegal proceedings initiated almost as soon as Judge Noyes and McKenzie had set foot on Alaskan ter ritory at Nome and which may be safely and fortunately said to have no parallel in the jurisprudence of this country. "And it speaks well for the good, sober sense of the people gathered on that remote and barren shore that they depended solely upon the courts for correction of the wrongs thus perpe trated among and against them which always may be depended upon to right, sooner or later, the wrongs properly brought before them. And it is well in these days of the rapid ex tension of our national domain, for all persons, whether residing in remote regions or nearer home, to remember that courts which respect themselves and have adequate regard for the ad ministration of ýjustice and mainten ance of law and order, will never tol erate any disobedience of their lawful orders, writs or judgments, wherever committed within their jurisdiction. "'It is inherent in the nature of judicial authority, said the supreme court of Florida,' in the case of state vs. Johnson supra, 'that every court may protect and maintain its jurisdic tion under the law and that it shall protect itself against all attempts to resist or thwart or overthrow its au thority."' Judge Ross closed by ordering that McKenzie be confined in the San Fran .soo county jail for six months on each charge, one term to succeed the other. MoKenaia was in court and appeared very much surprised at the sentence imposed. He was immediately taken into custody by Marshal Ohinn. Judge Geary requested the judges to allow MoKenzie to go to the Alameda county jail instead of the local insti tution and permission was granted. Geary stated that he had not deter mined regarding an appeal. New York drew from Mahon of Penn sylvania a recital of the raising of a fund of about $1,200 for the benefit of the widows of Boer soldiers at a meet ing held in this city at which Sulzer presided. He declared that after the "terrapin and cold bottles got in their work" only $18 was left for the Boer widows. This stung Sulzer to reply at length. I He said he had no connection with the expenditure of the fund, to which he had contributed $175 and a very lively row followed, the climax of which was reached when Sulzer had read an anonymous letter which made a sensational personal attack upon Perry S. Heath, late assistant poss master general, who was secretary of the republican national committee during the recent campaign, chayging him with being Neely's sponsor and then denying it after the arrest of Neely and also making allegations against Heath in connection with gov ernment deposits in a New York bank. Sulzer charged Heath with being responsible for the circulation of the stories about his connection with the fund for Boer widows. Knox of Mas sachusetts declared that it was "con temptible" to attack a gentleman, who could not reply, through the medium of an anonymous lettter and moved that the infraction of the rules be re ported to the house and stricken from the record. In the course of the debate 'upon this motion `Sulzer declared that al though the communication was anony mous, he fathered every word of it and would be responsible for it as a mem ber of the house and as an individual. The democrats filibustered against the motion to expunge the letter from the congressional record and finally forced an adjournment, the effect be ing to permit publication of the letter in the record. AMENDMENT REPORTED. Washington, Feb. 11-The senate committee on the Philippines today authorized favorable report on the Spooner amendment to the army ap propriation for government of the Philippines. The democrats offered no opposition to the report. The pro vision will next be considered by the military affairs committee. SMELTING TRUST ROW' Quarrel Over Selling Agency Leads to Resignation of Directors. New York, Feb. 11-The Evening Post says: It was credibly reported today that Henry H. Rogers has pre pared his resignation as a director of the American Smelting and Refining company. Mr. Rogers could not be seen nor could the report be confirmed at the company's offices. It was also said on good authority that Leonard Lew isohn and Grant B. Schley, two other directors, and John Simpson, the com pany"'s counsel were about to resign. The cause of the rupture in the smelting company's directorate is said to be a dispute as to the selling agency for the products of Guggen heims Sons, now to be taken over by the American Smelting and Refining company. The Union Metal Selling company is agent for the American company's products. The company, it is understood, desires to handle in future the products of. Guggenheimp Sons as well. That firm since the sale of the plant desires to continue as selling agents for the products of its plant. S OT TILL THURSDAY. Judge Hollister Reserves Decision in Fight Case. Cincinnati, Feb. 1l-Hearing of arguments by 'Judge Hollister on the application for a permanent injunction against the Jeffries-Rublin contest closed shortly after 6 o'clock toinight. The judge announced at once that he would resereve his decision until 11 a. m. next Thursday. He stated that there were so many exhibits and citations of authority that he desired two days for the prep aration of his finding. This means that the present suspense of the Saen gerfest Athletic association, Managers Brady and Madden, the contestants and others will continue until the day before the date fixed for the fight. All the arrangements at the big hal and elsewhere are completed and the sale of tickets continues brisk. SENSATION PROMISED. London, Feb. Il-Sensational de velopments are pending here, says the Piotermaritsburg correspondent of the Daily Mail. There have been prompt removals of military stores and prom inent merchants and residents are evacuating. Several arrets have been made along the railway line. EMBEZZLERS ABRRB~ST . Ohicago, Feb. 1l--Johba' P. ] . and Alfred L. Foley weore aw today on the oharge of rem $10,000o from Fleming .B Co., book publishers. Both v u teased to the birlaes ithyb aur erged and to othew