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DWARD ATTENDS HIS FIRST PARLIAMENT. "TIES NO HOPE TO BOERS While Deploring South African War Says Enemy Must Yield Submission. London, Feb. 14-The first parlia ment of the reign of King Edward VII was opened this afternoon by the king in person. He was accompanied by Queen Alexandra, the duke of York and Cornwall and duke of Connaught and many others of the royal family. The king and queen rode from Buckingham palace to Westminster in the state coach. Thousands bord ered the route of procession and filled windows, stands and roofs. The royal coach, drawn by eight cream colored Hanoverians, with postillions in red and gold liveries and footmen leading the horses, which were covered with trappings of mo rocco and gilt, was preceded and fol lowed by the life guards in full uni form and a small escort of gentlemen at arms, in historic costumes, im mediately surrounded the vehicle. Five carriages of state, containing un iformed officials and ladies of the household, each drawn by six horses with postillions and outriders led the procession. The great officers of the state and others that were to take part in the ceremony, had assembled at West. minster to receive their majesties. The procession proceeded to the robing room and then to the house of lords. The house of peers was filled by the highest and noblest of the kingdom, the greater part of the floor space be ing occupied by peeresses and other ladies introduced by peers. As soon as his majesty was en throned, the lord great chamberlain received the royal command to sum mon the members of the house of com mons to here the speech from the throne. Of South Africa his majesty said "The war in South Africa is not yet entirely terminated, but camps of the enemy and his principal lines of com munication are in my possession and measures have been taken which will, I trust, enable my troops to deal effectually with the forces with whicl they are still opposed. I greatly re gret the loss of life and expenditure of treasure due to the fruitless guerilla warfare maintained by Boer partisans in the former territories of the twe republics. Their early submission ii much to be desired in their own inter eats, as until it takes place it will be impossible from me to establish ii those colonies institutions which wil secure the equal rights of all white in habitants and protection and justice for the native population." ARE ENGAGING DEWET Battle in Progress Between Boers and British Near Phil ippstown. London, Feb. 14- The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Kitchener: Pretoria, Feb. 14 Our troops are now engaged with Christian DeWet's force north of Phil ippstown, which we hold, DeWet hav ing crossed the Orange river at Zand French, reporting from a point 25 miles southeast of Ernielo, states that a large force of the enemy is being driven on to Peit Retief, their efforts to break back having so far been frus trated. The Inskillings charged the enemy, who left five killed and six wounded on the ground. Ten Boers were captured, and there was a large capture of wagons, carts and cattle. Our casualties were one killed and five wounded. ) MORE BOERS CROSS. Capetown, Feb. 14-A Boer com nhando crossed the Orange river yester day in the Philipstown district. It is reported that DeWet is in command. Van Wyksvliet was occupied Monday by 800 Boers retreating from Calvinia. The Boers are reported in force 24 miles west of Carnarvon. A Boer convoy of 65 wagons and 45 prisoners has been captured north of Amster dam. HEAVY BOER LOSSES. Durham, Nktal, Feb. 18-The Boer louges when they were attacked by General Frenoh at Ermelo, last week, reported to have been 40 men Sand 200 made prisoners. has recovered the 15-pounder from, the British at Colenso. REPOBTED BOER DEFEAT. 1O*b. 14-Fighting is re* taken place near Aber e- Saturday last, the . OWE-.D. 1g-.Gauee DoWel t i'd`'ys iOt; -h .~ ' valspont Sunday night, going in the direction of Philipstown. The Brit ish are following. IDLENESS CAUSES RIOT. Buda Peat, Feb. 13-There was ser ions street fighting here today between men out of work and. the police. About 1,200 of the former attacked the labor bureau, smashed the Windows and attacked the police, who attempt ed to disperse them. The police charged them with drawn swords and arrested 80 persons. The rioters at tempted to rescue them and were only scattered by the arrival of a force of cavalry. RUSSIANS AND CHINESE. London, Feb. 13-A special from Shan Hai Kaun dated February 11, says the Russians lost 40 killed in an engagement at Koa-Chiao and that they refused proffered assistance of the allies. PERU TOWN FLOODED. Lima, Peru, Feb. 18-Overflow of the river flooded La Paz and destroyed city bridges there. Many lives are reported lost. The damage aggregates a million dollars. UNDER MARTIAL LAW Civil Authority in Madrid Is Supplanted by Military Rule. Madrid, Feb. 14-The authorities, disturbed by the serious conflicts last night, decided no longer to permit the populace to have free rein. When Madrid awoke it found itself under military rule. A proclamation was posted announcing enforcement of martial law on account of the ina blity of'the civil authorities to cope with the disturbances. Mounted troops patrolled the city and occupied every strategic point and a demonsration towards the palace on account of the wedding was thus nipped in the bud. Immense crowds surrounded the pal ace during the ceremony, but no word of disrespect was overheard. The public did not participate in the wedding in any way. There was no public fete of any character connected with it. After the ceremony the mayor issued an appeal to the popu lace asking for calmness and confiding in the good sense and courtesy of the inhabitants of Madrid to allow noth ing further to occur that would com pel rigorous employment of martial law. General Weyler now holds the safety of the city in his hands. No distur bance occurred today. BUTCHER IN COMMAND. Washington, Feb. 14-It is learned here that owing to the inability of the civil government of the province of Madrid to maintain public order, full authority in the province has been turned over to Captain General Weyler. It has been found expedient to declare martial law and General Weyler has occupied all of the most -important points of the city with his troops. It is believed that changes in the ministry are unavoidable. CABINET CRISIS. Madrid, Feb. 14, 8 p. m.-A cabinet crisis is looming ;up. It appears that Senor Garcia Alixis, minister of pub lic instruction, and Seuor Sanchez Torea, minister of public works, at to day's council disapproved of the dec laration of martial law for Madrid. General Azcarga, premier, will this evening submit the question of confi dence in the cabinet to the queen re gent. PREPARED TO SELL. Denmark Will Part with Its West Indies. Copenhagen, Feb. 14-Important developments in regard to the sale of the Danish West Indies are expected shortly It is said in well informed circles that the foreign office is about ready to send a definite and favorable reply to the United States. King Christian, it is understood, gave assurance that while he preferred the islands to remain Danish, he would do nothing to prevent their transfer. The rigsdag has apparently conclud ed that enough sacrifices have already been made for the West Indies, so it is unwilling to give the further applica tion necessary to retain the islands. INTERNATIONAL COMBINE. New York, Feb. 14-The Times to morrow will say. The negotiations looking to a consolidation of the Vick ers Sons & Maxim Co., limited of Eng, land; the Cramp Ship and Engine Building company of Philadelphia, and the Midvale Steel company of Nicetown have been satisfactorily con oluded. All important matters that hitherto have been in dispute, have been adjusted and an official announce ment of the consolidation is likely to be made at any time. The capitalof the new company will be $8,000,000. GENERALS RETIRE. Washington, Feb. 14-Generals Jas. H. Wilson, Fitzhugh Lee and Theo. dore Sohwan -will be retired tomor row, the last named on his own applii cation. Colonel A. S. Daggett, Four teenth infantry, will be promoted to brigadier general, suoceeding Sobhwa and will be retired immediatly with his higher rank. IRISH PLAN OF CAMPAIGN WILL FIGHT NEW KING VIGOROUSLY. UNITED FOR FIRST TIME John Redmond Outlines Course That Erin's Members Pro pose to Pursue. London, Feb. 14-John Redmond, in the course of an interview in the lobby of the house of common this evening, said: "While the people and commoners were jostling each other today in vulgar haste to pay obedience to Ed ward VII every "Irish member abso Intely abstained from any participa tion in the pageant, which was only a mockery to our people, poverty strick en and oppressed as they are. At a meeting of the Irish national party today, it was unanimously decided that in consequence of Ireland's pres ent condition, deprived of constitu tional freedom and oppressed by Eng lish rule, against which we must ever protest, the Irishmen would take no part in the ceremonies inaugurating the new reign. The decision was unanimous. "So intense is the feeling among us that for the first time in years the 80 Irish members met in a united party in Westminster today. They decided on a vigorous campaign against the new king. They intend not only to discuss Irish questions, but to inter fere in every British question which may arise. The king's speech gave the first indication of what the result of a revival of the movement in Ire land means. "We demand compulsory sale of estates by Irish landlords. The gov ernment now proposes to intorduce a bill offering inducements to Irish land lords to sell their estates voluntarily. This will not do, but the proposal is an acknowledgement of the power of our case. We also propose to expose the inquity of the Boer war and make an assault along the whole line. In other words, the accession of the king in no ways alters the attitude of Ire land to England. On the contrary, having a man to fight, Ireland will relinquish her chivalrous attitude to the late queen and we mean to know once for all whether our constitu tional rights are to be awarded to us or not." NOTES OF WARNING Hale and Lodge Caution Sen ate to Go Slow with Appropriations. Washington, Feb. 14-The senate devoted practically the entire day to the agricultural appropriation bill. The measure was not completed. Hale of Maine and Lodge of Mass achusetts sounded notes of warning against the enormous appropriations being made by the present congress. Hale declared the people of the country soon would become alarmed and then those who were responsible for the in creased expenditures would seek the rocks and mountains to hide from the wrath of the people. Lodge declared that the expenditures of the gavernment as shown by the ap propriations were approaching rapidly the billion dollar mark, and he believ ed it was time now to draw the line. Every necessary expenditure ought to be made, but" he asserted that some bills, notably the river and harboc bill, were loaded down with needless and useless appropriations. The speeches attracted much atten tion among senators. A brief night session of the senate I was held to complete the reading of the District of Columbia code bill. SEISMIC DISTURBANCE. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 14-Quite a severe earthquake shook was felt at 6:15 tonight at Union City, Tenn. Houses rooked and windows and crockery rattled. The wave was from west to east and lasted several seconds. ALSO AT MEMPHIS. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 14-A slight earthquake shock, lasting about 20 e second1, was felt here at 6:15 o'clock tonight. MATTER OF FAITH. Lt Washington, Feb. 14-The Pres 'e byterian committee appointed to con s- sider a revision of the Westminster o confession of faith has completed its labors and adjourned. Two reports y will be presented to the general as sembly. The majority will recom mend a supplemental explanation of the creed. " The minority will recom L mend a supplementary explanatory statement of the doctrine. MRS. PLATT DEAD. r- New York, Feb. 18-Mrs. Thomas :o O. Platt died early today at her apart n ments in the Fifth Avenue hotel. h Senator Platt with his three sons and their wives were at the bedside. CZAR IS FRIGTHENED. Causes Arrest of Many Alleged Political Conspirators. St. Petersburg, Feb. 14-Since the czar's return from Lividia the political police have displayed unusual activity. There have been many house searches and arrests, particularly during the last fortnight. This energy occasions uneasiness and rumor accounts for it by fables regarding a conspiracy. Melmkoff the celebrated historian, author of a three volume history of Russian literature and of a history of the period of Peter the Great and editor of the Russian edition of the German encyclopedia, now being is sued, was arrested Monday. COMMISSION MEN ARRESTED. St. Joseph, Feb. 14- Frank Stephens and Clarence Randall, mem bers of the defunct livestock commis sion firm of Stephens & Randall, were placed under arrest here this afternoon by the United States authorities. The men had been cited to appear before the referee in bankruptcy and it was claimed they were preparing to leave the city. They will be taken before Judge Philips in Kansas City tomor row. The firm has been in business at the South St. Joe stock yards. MAKING IT SEVERE Upper House of Nebraska Legisla ture Passes Drastic Anti Kidnaping Bill. Lincoln, Feb. .14-The state senate this afternoon passed by a unaniommu vote an anti-kidnaping bill. It pro vides for three degrees of punishmeni for the crime of kidnaping. The death penalty or life imprisonment, al the discretion of the court, for kid naping when ransom is demanded anc the victim is threatened with deatl or injury;, a ?maximum sentence of 2( years when ransom alone is demanded and from three to seven years for plait kidnaping. The house members are in favor o: the bill and it will be pushed to as early passage. WITH THE RACERS. At New Orleans. New Orleans, Feb. 14-Weather fine; track heavy and lumpy. Long delays at the post marked most of the races on the card. First race-Seven furlongs: Dous ter Swivel won, J. W. Sloan second, Swordsman third. Time 1:37. Second race-Six and a half fur longs: The Elba won, Censor second, Dr. Carrick third. Time 1:81. Third race-Mile and an eighth: Chorus Boy won, General Magruder second, Prince Real third. Time 2:06k. Fourth race-Mile: Strangest won, Empresss of Beauty second, Senator Beveridge third. Time 1:51. Fifth race - Three-quarters of a mile: Martin won, Educate second, Plead third. Time 1:21~. Sixth race-Six furlongs: Orion won, Braw Lad second, Tristan Belle third. Time 1:21. At Tanforan. San Francisco, Feb. 14-Silurian, a 15 to 1 shot, finished first in the mile handcap at Tanforan today, but was disqualified for fouling Advance Guard and the latter was given the race. The pair finished heads apart. Burns rode three winners. O'Connor put two over. Fifteen regular and two field books cut in today. First race-Five and a half fur longs: Genua won, Anbuguan second, Van Tyne third. Time 1:09. Second race-Mile: Handicapper won, Donator second, Mocorito third. Time 1:44. Third race-Seven furlongs Mon tanic won, Prejudice second, The Pride third. Time 1:28%. Fourth race-Mile: Advance Guard won, Telemon second, .Pupil third. Time 1:42j~. Fifth race-Five and a half fur longs: Espirando won, Edinboro second, Brownie Anderson third. Time 1:08Y. Sixth race-Mile and a quarter: Greenock won, Gonfalon second, Star Chamber third. Time 2:10%.. At Oakland. Oakland, Feb. 14-Jake Holtman t succeeded James F. Caldwell as starter today. He dispached all his fields in faultless style. Three favorites under ° the 'wire first, over a heavy track. . Weather fine, track heavy. First race-Mile: Ostler Joe won, Joe Ripley second, Almoner third. t Time 1:473. Second race-Six furlongs: Phil k Arhibald won, Homada second, Com pass third. Time 1:20. Third race-Half mile: Corrigan won, Tyranus second, Botany third. Time :523. ' Fourth race-Mile and 70 yards: ' Sunello won, ,Lena A. second, My r Gypsy third. Time 1:58%. Fifth race-Six furlongs: Sad Sam won, Duckoy second, The Light third. Time 1:18/. Sixth race-Five and a half fur. longs: Clarando won, Hagerdon 3 second, Sweet Caporal third. Time y 1:13. RIGHTEOUS MEASURE. Washington, Feb. 14-The house is passed the bill for relief of settlers t- under the public land laws upon lands 1, within the limits of the indemnit' id land grant to the Northern Paloii Irailroad. BLUFF THAT I WAS CALLED TWO DEMOCRATIC REPRESENT- 7 ATIVES DISCOMFITED. G AN OLD MATTER REVIVED New York Custom House Sale , Subject of Decidedly Bitter Debate. Washington, Feb. 14-The events in connection with the sale of the old New York custom house to the Na tional City bank, which heretofore 1 has been the subject of much comment, occupied the center of the stage during I the debate on the sundry civil appro priation bill in the house today. Much excitement attended the debate. McRae, Ark,, deam., raised the issue with a motion to strike out the appro priation of $371,047 for rent of the custom house and with this motion as a basis Jones, dem., Va., launched a fierce attack upon the major transac tion and circumsances of the sale and - the vast profits, which he claimed the bank made out of the transaction. Secretary Gage was sharply criticised and several references were made to the letter written by Hepburn to Sec retary Gage appropos of the political claims of the bank. Cannon and Hopkins of Illinois both defended the customs house transac tion and the latter turned the tables on the democrats by springing upon them a series of letters written by prominent democrats, including Sena tor .Tones of Arkansas, to the secre tary of the treasury under the Cleve land administration asking the deposit of government funds in banks with democratic proclivities. His center shot was a letter written by Representative Richardson of Ten nessee, now the democratic leader of the house, in behalf of a bank at Mur freesburo, Tenn. McRea indignantly charged that the letters were private letters and had been furnished to divert attention from the sale of the New York custom house. He and Hop kins had hot words and for a moment it looked almost as if there would be a personal encounter. In tTie end McRae's amendment was lost, 89-98, a strict part vote, and another amendment offered by Rich ardson to provide that the rent should not be paid until the title in the old custom house passed from the govern ment to the bank failed on a tie vote. Forty-three of the 137 pages of the r sundry civil bill were completed today. WORD GIVES OFFENSE. Topeka, Kans., Feb. 14-The house expunged from the record today the e note of King Edward VII thanking the legislature for its resolution of sympathy over the death of Queen Victoria, because the communication a contained the word "loyalty." The e note was received yesterday and en s tered in the journal of the house with e out delay. Today a legislator raised e objection to the woi d "loyalty" in the 3. note and it was stricken from the r record. HER HEARING CONTINUED. Topeka, Feb. 14-Mrs. Nation was brought to trial in the city court here this afternoon on the charge of de r stroying property. The complainant Swas W. F. Lytle, proprietor of the Senate salbon, which Mrs. Nation and - her crusaders wrecked last week. e The room was crowded with visitors, many of them sympathizers with the d crusaders. The case was finally post 1. poned till Monday next. EVERYTHING IN PHOTOORAPHS HUNT Prom the CHEAPEST that is good. To the BEST that Is made. TIME TABLE, Billings, Mont. LINCOLN, KANSAS CITY, OMAHA, ST. LOUIS, CHICAGO, SAN FRANCISCC( ST. JOSEPH, DENVER, SALT LAKE, and all points east. south and west. TRAuNs ARRIVE AND DEPART AS FOLLOW No 42. Psasenger, daily, Chicgo, St. Louis. Kansas City, St. Jo. seh, Atchison Omaha, Lin Denver. California, Col orado and Texas points. Leave ........................ 1U:0 p. m No. 41. Passenger, daii from above poits. Arrive.............. 155 a.m No. 45. Freight, daily, Sheridan and intermedIate points. Leave.. 1000 nam., No. 45. Freight. dail, from Sheridan and intermediate points. Arrive ................... ....... 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BILLINGS POSTOFFIOE. n General Delivery... 8:00 a. m. to 7:00 p. m. Sundays .... .. 9:00 a. m. to10:80 a. m. d' Money Order Dept.. '8100 a. m. to 5:80 p. m. MAIL CLOSES. e Train No. 1-Western........... 9:00 p. m. Train No. 2-Eastern ........... 6:80 a. inm. Train No. 42-Burlington........ 8:00 a. im. g rain No. 21-Red Lodge Mont., and Big Horn county Wyo.... 6:80 a. m. - Stage-Lavina and north......... 6:46 a. m. Stage--Pryor and south.......... 6:46 a. m. L. F. BABCOCK Postmaster. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAMES CHAPPLE, M. D., C. M., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. T.elephon Residence, No. 77. Telp OneOffice, No. 124" Belknap Block. - Billings, Montana.. 1 H. RINEHART, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. First National Bank Block, Billings, Mont. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Belknap Block, Billings, Montana ANDREW CLARK, M. D. H ARRIET-FOXTON CLARK, M. D. C. M_ PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7 First National Bank Block, Night Calls Answered at Office. "-P. GAINFORTH. D. D. 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