THE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1901. NO. 80. -
- THOSE DESIRING-
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
MAIL YOUR ORDERS TO
YELLOWSTONE NTIONAL Mid-Winter
OF BILLINGS Clearing Sale
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.
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
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
and JO . l k ,
Takle Chrr of Buinesi s Af
fairs for Von-Residents.
The Famous Ouitter
t W,. . tIrll A ,.,m- s
MISSING WITNESS IN HAMIL
TON CASE APPEARS.
GREATLY HELPS DEFENSE
Says Accused Was Not *Near
Murdered Man During
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
DID NOT KILL HIM.
Alleged Eye Witness to Murder of
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.
Renewed in Senate by President's Naval
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
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."
Set Fire to Several Chicago Hotels
for the Purpose of
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
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
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
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
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.
JEFFRIES-RUHLIN FIGHT PER
APPEAL WILL BE TAKEN
Both Sides to Question Anxious
for Decision from Su
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
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
The promoters announced that they
would abide by the decree of the ooumt
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
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
COLOR NO PROTECTION
Militia Required to Guard Ala
bama White Man Charged
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
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.
President Submits Santiago Heroes'
Names to Senate for
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
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