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THE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1901. NO. 80. - - 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=McCormnnick Co., Department Store. YELLOWSTONE NTIONAL Mid-Winter Mild-Winter ...BAN K... OF BILLINGS Clearing Sale 0o CAPITAL, - $50,000 A Great Slaughter of SURPLUS, - $20,000 Winter'Sufs and Overcoats. Ladies' and Men's Mackintoshes at Half Regular Prices. a. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. Way Below G. A. GRIGGB, Cashier. Small Lots of Shoes Cost. E. H. HOLLISITER. Ass't Cash. A Great Opportunity for DIREOTORS. Small Merchants. A. L. BABOOOK, DAVID PRATT, G. A. ORIOGS, ED. oARDWELL, We Bid Adieu to Profits and in Many in: PETER LARSON. stances Cut Deep into Cost. -O- AS a proper and becoming windup of Regular Bankin? in all its Branches. a successful season's business we Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. now throw our stock upon the Special Attention Given to Collections. mercy of the people and offer the smart buyers the greatest opportunity they o-- have known. We shall smash dollars Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange into pennies during this sale. Men's $9.00 Suits and Overcoats, all that are left; come while your $5.00 size is here--sale price........... QU.U lYegen Bros. Savings Bank Men's $12.50 Suits and Overcoats, every style and material, every one well OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. made and well trimmed; sale price............................. $7.50 Men's $18.00 Stits and Overcoats, as handsome an assortment as any man Transact a General Banking would want to choose Business. from; sale price................ $ 2I .50 Administer Estates. Buy and Sell Real Estate and 350 prs Men's Trousers, $3.50 2 r 0 Live Stock. to $5.00; sale price .............. 50.U. 200 prs Men'sTrousers, $1.25 1 0l to $1,50; sale price............ U I .U es~as'ibo Capital, 1ZIM Entire stock of Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats at a Great I CC Reduction. Boys' Knee Pants.. Il Collect Rents and JO . l k , Takle Chrr of Buinesi s Af fairs for Von-Residents. The Famous Ouitter t W,. . tIrll A ,.,m- s BARBEE HAS BEEN FOUND MISSING WITNESS IN HAMIL TON CASE APPEARS. GREATLY HELPS DEFENSE Says Accused Was Not *Near Murdered Man During Fatal Scuffle. Minneapolis, Feb. 14-The defense today produced the missing witness Barbee, whom the state had alleged could not be found. He gave very strong evidence for the defense. As to why he did not appear in res ponse to the subpoena it is alleged Barbee replied that the state's attor neys had wired him not to come. Editor Francis, of the Times, was also on the stand today, and corrobor ated the evidence given by Doctor Mur ray yesterday. He denied that Hamil ton had told hinm he owned the knife with which the murder is alleged to have been committed, and did not hear Hamilton make a confession to Rooney, as that witness had testified. Barbee's testimony was most damag ing to the state. He said, in effect, that Hamilton was not in the general scuffle, out of which "'Day staggered gortally wounded." Hamilton was coming toward the crowd from the corridor, having been led out by Canfield, when Day emerged from the "free-for-all." There was a pro misicous scrimage, he said, there could be no question about that. He did not see Hamilton or Day clinch the second time. He saw the trouble be tween Evansand Forbe. He did not see them "after they had clinched," hb said, in cross-examination. He had not see them in a second fight at all. "I only saw Day come from a crowd," he declared, emphatically. "What do you mean by a crowd?" "Six people or more." He could not remember that O'Mal ley had ordered them to move out. The crowd had left only after they had a look at the body. Barbee made an excellent witness for the defense and what he had to say materially brightened the chances of the prisoner for freedom. At the conclusion of Barbee's testi mony, May McIntosh, a tall, hand some young woman, was called and qestioned concerning any knife that Day might have carried. She was an intimate friend of the young man for a long time and it was known that she shared many secrets with him. "Miss McIntosh, did you ever see in the possession of Leonard Day the knife on exhibition in this court, or a knife similar to it?" asked one of the attorneys for the defense. "I did," replied the witness. "Please state the circumstances," said one of the attorneys. The woman hesitated, turned pace, and began to cry. She was privately questioned by the court, who an nounced that she was not compelled to make disclosures of the kind asked, as the law allowed her to refuse to answer on the ground that her an swers might tend to criminate her. Several other witnesses were heard, but none of them had any thing to say that shed new light on the case. DID NOT KILL HIM. Alleged Eye Witness to Murder of Day. Minneapolis, Feb. 14-A special to the Journal from Des Moines, Ia., says: P. M. Ryan, a plumber of Des Moines, makes the statement that 'he was an eye witness to the killing of Leonard Day. He says he saw the fight start and saw an unknown man strike Hamilton with a billiard cue. He did not see the fatal blow struck, as he started to leave the room, but returned just after the stabbing. He helped Hamilton lift Day's body onto the billiard table. He says Hamilton did not kill Day. SCHLEY-SAMPSON ROW. Renewed in Senate by President's Naval Nominations. Washington, Feb. 14-President Mc Kinley today sent a message to con gress urging that, the thanks of con gress be tendered to Admiral Samp son for his work during the Spanish war as commander of the naval force of the North Atlantic squadron. The Shobley-Sampson controversy was renewed today as a result of the president's nominations and a number of senators announoed thei opposition to the nominations. During the after noon a number of them reo~ived a tele gram from General Felix ignus of Balitmore protesting against the pre ferment of Admiral Sampson. GOOD STORY SPOILED. Consolidation of Postal and Western Union Denied. New York, Feb. 14-A report was current in Wall street today that the Postal Telegraph company was about to acquire the Western Union by is suance of bonds to guarantee the stock of the latter. Albert B. Chand ler, president of the Postal company, said, when asked regarding the truth of the report: " I have heard inti mations of a pending consolidation recently, but I don't believe it exists outside of Wall street. You may quote me as denying the story une quivocally. I see no reason for a con solidation and don't believe under the existing sentimental conditions it would be possible." DESPERATE THIEVES Set Fire to Several Chicago Hotels for the Purpose of Plunder. Chicago, Feb. 14-Fires were set simultaneously on four floors of the Palmer house this evening and 385 minutes later fires were discovered on two floors of the Great Northern hotel. Two mnen, supposed to be hotel thieves, were seen to run from the Palmer house. During the excite.ient $500 worth of jewelry was stolen from one of the rooms of the Great North ern. Another hotel fire, of suspicious origin, had been discovered only 24 hours before. The three fires convince the police that an organized gang of incendiaries is operating in Chicago. Good descriptions have been secured of two men who were seen running fromi the Palmer house and a number of detectives are at work on the case. The three fires did only nominal damage, that at the Great Northern causing the greatest loss, $1,000. Fire was also set in the Sherman house. The police are agreed that all fires were incendiary and tonight every im portant downtown hostelry was guard ed by a host of officers in plain clothes watching for the men suspected of having started the fires. These offi cers, as well as the hotel managers, have adopted the theory that each blaze was started by some discharged employe who wished to satisfy his grudge and was able to do so through his intimate knowledge of opportun A telephone message was received at the Palmer house, while the second fire at the Great Northern was in progress. "How is your blaze coming on?" was asked. "The Great North ern is burning finely." "Who are you?" asked Head Clerk Grant, but the inquirer laughed and rang off. A LUXURIOUS SEAT. New York. Feb. 14---A seat on the stock exchange is reported to have been sold for $51,000 to some person whose name the officials of the ex change have not yet divulged. This is the highest price on record, the near est to it being $50,000, which was paid last month. ACT OF SACRILEGE. Winfield, Kans., Feb. 14-Last night all but two windows in the United Presbyterian church were de stroyed. Friends of saloon keepers whose places were raided yesterday are suspected of the offense. KNOCKED OUT BY HOLLISTER JEFFRIES-RUHLIN FIGHT PER MANENTLY ENJOINED. APPEAL WILL BE TAKEN Both Sides to Question Anxious for Decision from Su preme. Court. Cincinatti, Feb. 14-Judge Hollister today issued a permanent injunction against the Jeffries-Rubhlin contest scheduled for Saengerfest hall in this city tomorrow night. The decree of the court permanently restrains the managers of the contest and the Saengerfest Athletic associa tion, and all connected with the pro. posed event from proceeding at Saeng erfest hall on any date. The attorneys for the defendants gave notice of appeal and took excep tions to the law and facts in the find ing of the court. If the case is carried to the court of last resort it is expect ed that counsel on both sides will agree upon a mere entry in the cir cuit court and proceed with the case ito the supreme court next Tuesday. Since the issue has been retired on an alleged distinction between prize fights and boxing contests, the in terested parties on both sides seem now to want a decision in the court of last resort in Ohio for a precendent in the future, even if the event is inden fiitely postponed or declared off, as seems most probable. ALL ARRANGEMENTS OFF Principals Will Leave City Tomor row Night-Fleishmann's Statement of Case. Cincinnati, Feb. 14-There will be no contest between Jeffries and Ruhlin or any one else in Saengerfest hall in Ithis city tomorrow night, and no other date has been fixed for the event. Neither will there be any mobilization of troops ouside of the hall or any where else tomorrow night, or any other time in this city to keep Jeffries and Ruhlin from meeting there. The permanent injunction issued by Judge Hollister today against the pro posed championship contest tomorrow night or at any other time has caused indefinite postponement of the ar rangements of the state and county authorities, as well as the promoters of the contest. Those who have been opposing the fight are very jubilant and the promot ers are correspondingly depressed over the dedvelopments of today. Some of the visiting sporting editors left to night, while others enjoyed a social session with Brady, Cook, Jeffries, Delaney and others from the Jeffries training quarters who came into the city to meet them. Others met Mad den, Ruhlin and their companions at the Country club. Jeffries and Ruhlin still maintain their quarters, but they are not doing much training and both ZIMMER SPEAKS FOR THE PLAYERS Have No Desire to Control Game or Injure Owners. Are Simply Organized for Correc tion of Existing Abuses. Cleveland, Feb. 14-President Chas. correct certain abuses and see that immer of the' Players Protective as- they remain corrected. sociatioi tonight gave out the follow- "At the present 'time, I have no ing statement which is the first official knowledge of any National league declaration of that association since player signing with the American the recent meeting of the players as- league. In case the league and our sociation held in this city: association arrive at a satisfactory "There has been some talk in the understanding the Players Protective papers that the magnates are afraid association, which I claim is founded that if they grant the Protective asso- on the best principles, and is intended ciation a little now that next year we to be an organization working on will jump in and demand so much fairness, and not to promote the in that it will praottically mean that the terests of anyone, will use its influ-' players instead of the owners control ence and all the power it might pos the game. sees in persuading its members to par " Right here, let me say that any sue an honorable course toward every feeling among the owners that the person or organization with which Protective association, if it gets some- they may have business relations. thing now will probably want to run 'We always have been and 'want to the game next year, is entirely un- be friendly with the National league. founded, and I am willing to go on We have always felt a spirit of fair record to that effeet. We have no de- nees toward the owners, and have al sire at all to seize the power of the ways shown that we were anxious to owners, nor to run the game, but do all we could in conjunotion with simply, as I have said many times, to them to promote peace." )speot to leave ror their respective mngagements next Saturday night and ro keep their dates on the road next week. The promoters announced that they would abide by the decree of the ooumt rbsolutely. Mayor Fleisohmann who granted the permit for the contest was in cemr nunication with the governor during the afternoon and afterward he stated to the press that he had ordered the whole police force of Cincinnati to as sist the sheriff in enforcing the order of the court, if there was any attempt to disregard the injunction. "There is nothing in the situation justifying the presence of troops," he. said. "There is no possible reason for them coming. The action of the court practically revokes my license for the boxing contest. The men who were interested in the affair are all law abiding citizens and will not at tempt to disobey the injunction. In face of this decree there is no possibil ity of the fight taking place. So far as revoking the license is concerned, nothing I can do would be more effect ive than the action of the court. The injunction is a practical Ievocation of the license. It will be unnecessary for me to act. The order will be obeyed and there will be no need of troops here." The city was never more quiet than tonight and the only interest that re mains is in regard to when the closing up of the whole affair may be complet ed. There is great disappointment among a large number of citizens, notably among the Turners and Ger man singing societies, who take great interest in the old Saengerfest organ ization and its unfortunate financial experiences. COLOR NO PROTECTION Militia Required to Guard Ala bama White Man Charged with Rape. Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 14-With the arrival of the militia from Birming ham and Gadsden, ordered to Hunts ville by Governor Sanford this after noon, all efforts to lynch Berry Hall, a white schoolmaster, for alleged as sault on Cora Pritchett, a 13-year-old white girl, apparently have been abandoned. No signs of a mob are now apparent, but the jail is closely guarded tonight by two companies of soldiers. At the close of Hall's preliminary trial, a mob burst in the door of the court room, secured Hall without trouble and led him into the court house yard for the evident purpose of banging him. A rope was thrown over a limb, but no one would volun teer to tie the rope around the victim's neck and at this critical time a deputy sheriff walked up and with no resist ance whatever on the part of the mob led the prisoner to jail. TARDY RECOGNITION President Submits Santiago Heroes' Names to Senate for Promotion. Washington, Feb. 14-The president today sent the following nominations to the senate: Navy-Rear admirals to be advanced in rank from the 11th day of February, 1901: Wm. T. Sampson, five numbers, to take rank next after Rear Admiral John A. Howell. Winfield Scott Schley, three numbers; to take rank next after Rear Admiral Sampson. when advanced. Captains to be advanced in rank from February 11, 1901: Robley a. Evans, five numbers and to be a rear admiral; Henry C. Taylor; five num bers and to be a rear admiral; Francis A. Cook, five numbers; Chas. H. Clark, six numbers; Charles D. Sigs bee, three numbers; French E. Chad wick, five numbers; John J. Hunger, two numbers. Naval constructor Hob son, 10 numbers. HINTS AT. STRIKE. Indianapolis, Feb. 14-John Mit .hell, president of the United Mine Workers of America, said today re garding the anthracite region: "Some time next month there will be a con vention of the anthracite imners and the hope is expressed that a new agree ment, under which trouble may be avoided for at least a year, may be made." Persons well informed on the situation say they will not be sur prised if there is another strike in that region next spring. PLEDGE THEIR LOYALT Y. London, F'eb. 18-The lord mayor, sheriffs and aldermen, robed in masar rine gowns, aooompanied, by aword sad mace berers and other attu ta, , risited St. James palape tcds' s presented to King Edward a:" Syees on behalf of the.oi . The king read his replyl p to instead of banding it oatt, st N the astom.