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VOL. XVI. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1901. NO. 87. -=THOSE DESIRING-' CLOTHING, MEN'S FURNISHINGS, DRY GOODS, 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. 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAI ...BANK ... OF BILLINGS .-0 CAPITAL, - 850,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 - A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pree. G. A. GRIGGS. Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash DIREOTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. OARDWELI PETER LARSON. -0- Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections --0- Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINS, MONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Batates. Buy and Bell Real Estate and Live Stock. Responsible Capital $125,m Collect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af. thir for Non-Residents. G. F. BURLA, Ca"ier. 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 areleft; comewhileyour e fln size is here-sale price........... tpU. U Men's $12.50 Suits and Overcoats, every style and material, every one well made and well trimmed; 17 T n sale price................ $1.50 Men's $18.00 Suits and Overcoats, as handsome an assortmeht as any man would want to choose $l2.5 from; sale price ................ $12.50 350 prs Men's Trousers, $3.50 nE N to $5.00; sale price.............. SL.UU 200 prs Men'sTrousers, $1.25 I Aln to $1,50; sale price.............. I I.UU Entire stock of Boys' and Children's Suits and Overcoats at a Great I 5C Reduction. Boys' Knee Pants.. U John 0. osekamp, The Famoas Olufitter BOTH PLEAD FOR JUSTICE CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN HAM. ILTON TRIAL. PROSECUTOR IS DRAMATIC Exhibits Blood Stiffened Clothes of Murdered Man and De mands Conviction. Minneapolis, Feb. 18-The Hamil. ton case was given to the jury late this afternoon. The day was devoted to arguments of counsel for the state and for Hamil ton. Prosecuting Attorney Boardman adverted to the fact that Hamilto, himself on the stand did not deny the crime. He did not deny the confes sion to Rooney. The blow he received in the face must have been caused by his falling against the billiard table in the first scuffle, or may be from a blow from Day's fist. And he had come back to the dead body, sobered by what had happened, not to offer a silent prayer with Bennett, but to lay beside the body the bloody knife with which he had done the deed. When Hamilton went out and re turned with that open :knife clutched in his overcoat pocket he intended murder,.deliberate, premeditated mur der. After elucidaing the question of "reasonable doubt" Mr. Boardman took up the question of motive. It was jealousy, he said. The jury might judge of this by the acttion of Caro line Slagle on the stand in refusing to testify for fear of incriminating her self. In conclusion Mr. Boardman, dang ling the clothes stiffened with the life blood of 'Day before the jury, said: "Gentlemen, when you go into the jury box leave out all the nonsense. Go down deep to the eternal rock of reason and all the gates of hell cannot prevail against you." At 2 p. m. Frank M. Nye began his address in behalf of the defendant, which lasted until 4:30. "It is not incumbent on the defense to prove how Leonard Day died," he said. "Has the state proved its case? That is the question. With the exception of the ready made testimony of the po lice officer no testimony has been ad duced that would have been relevant against any of the others there. The question would have been the same with the name changed, no matter who was on trial. The whole affair was a drunken brawl. Drunken men will gravitate around inf a row. "These witnesses for the state are all ashamed, but they were all mixed up in the affair, either as peacemakers or sonlething else. I want these other fellows to take their medicine. I want all the black mystery of this case cleared up by the sunlight of truth. We don't know today who all were in that room and we will never know. I make no charges, but in a tussle you can't account for the posi tion of hands and arms. If Day held that knife in his hand a strong man trvin- to wrech it from him might ni intentionally have plunged it into his body. "'Where did this bloody knife oome from? There is not a scintilla of evi dence to trace the ownership to Ham ilton. That knife belonged to some one in the West hotel. We have brought forward evidence to show that it belonged to Day There was no motive of jealousy, that is ridiculous. Hamilton had no motive for injuring Day, but Day did have one for injur ing Hamilton." JudgeyBrooks gave his charge to the jury immediately. It was a clear ex position of the law and the evidence and was listened to attentively by the jury, which was then sent out for deliberation. At midnight the jury was still out and Judge Brooks left for his home. The verdict, if reached tonight, will not be known until courrt.:neets to morrow morning at 9 o'clock. NO MORE CONTESTS. Minneapolis, Feb. 18-Mayor Ames today issued orders to the police to stop any glove contest in the city to night and see that no such contests take place in the future. :The mayor explains that be propses to suppress all athletic exhibitions where life or limb are placed in jeopardy. This is in accordance with the recommend ation of Governor VanSant, whose in terference made the mayor indignant. He says he proposes to make the mat ter ridioulous.' DEATH BY DROWNING. Thompsonville, Mioh, Feb. 18 The dam at the village electric light plant went out today, carrying away four men and a team of horses working on the structure. Edward and Ernest Crandall were drowned with the team. The others were rescued by people on the bank. It is feared the plant will be undermined and collapse. GIVES HIMSELF UP. Alleged Accomplice in Kennedy Murder Surrenders to Authorities. Kansas City, Feb.. 18-Albert Prince, the mandolin player, surren derd today to the county marshal and was looked up with his father and brother, all of whom are being held for complicity with Mrs. Lulu Prince Kennedy in the murder of Philip H. Kennedy. Later the three male mem bers of the family were arraigned, waived formal reading of the inforna tion against them, pleaded not guilty, and asked for an early preliminary hearing. This was set for Saturday, next, when the attorneys for the pris oners will ask that they be released on bail. STAR BANKRUPT. Boston, Feb. 18-A failure for a million and over with assets to the amount of a $10 bill was shown by the voluntary petition in bankruptcy filed this afternoon by D. R. Yeager, rail road builder of Newton, Mass. The actual figures of his liaiblities are $1,407,341. The unsecured claims aggregate $1,008,502; secured claims $815,222; notes and bills shared by other parties $83,616. Yeager's debts were contracted between 1888 and 1890, principally in Tennessee, and all on notes. This is the heaviest failure recorded in this district since the bankruptcy aot went into effect. The debts are all outlawed. BAD CASE OF "PI" Fire Gets One Milwaukee Print Shop and Seriously Dam ages Another. * Milwaukee, Feb. 18-Fire tonight damaged the Milwaukee Herald news paper plant to the extent of about $60, 000, fully covered by insurance. The blaze started in the basement, where a quantity of paper was stored. In an instant the flames shot up the elevator shaft to the fourth or top floor, and before the fire department got down to work the top of the build ing was a mass of ruins. The third and fourth floors and basement were gutted and everything on the other floors was bpdly damaged by water. Many of the Herald employes got out of the building barely in time to avoid suffocation. The greater part of the loss falls upon the linotype machines in the composing room and presses in the basement. The Sentinel building, adjoining the Herald, sustained a loss of about $1,000 on the third and fourth floors, chiefly from water. The fire was under control at I a. m. The burned portion of the Herald building will be rebuilt at once. BOTH LEFT OUT Convention Committee Ignores Twe Principal Matters In Its Report. Havana, Feb. 18--The special comn. mittee appointed by the Cuban consti. tutional convention to draw up a prop. osition defining the future relations between the republic of Cuba and the United States was in conference neal ly all day with other members of the convention in order to get the opinion of the majority as to what action should be taken regarding the sugges tions offered by Governor General Wood Saturday. The question of naval stations is still the chief subject of controversy Probably the committee will submit a report tomorrow, leaving out any reference to this matter and also omit ing any reference of the right of the United States to intervene at any time for preservation of order. It is con sidered that the latter question is covered by the treaty of Paris and that, moreover, it would be a slur upon the efficiency of the future gov ernment to admit the possibility of necessity for American intervention. The objection to the naval stations is not looked upon in this light, but the delegates do not wish to give their adherence to an arrangement involv ing a specific stipulation as to naval stations. Many say that if the United States government wishes naval sta tions in Cuba it can take them and there will be no objection, but the convention,' going on the assomption that the United States will take the initiative, is not disposed to make a foraml concession. QUIET AT MADRID. Madrid, Feb. 16-King Alfonso, the queen regent and several other mem bers of the palace family drove about the city this morning, accompanied by the usual palace guards. The drive was without special incident, The city is perfectly calm. Martial law, however, will be continued until after the carnival and will then le removed, if the present tranquility obatmues. CHECKED IN HER CAREER JAIL NOW HOLDS BOSS JOINT WRECKER. SMASHED ONCE TOO OFTEN Enters Cold Storage Plant Search ing for Liquors and Is Arrested. Topeka, Feb. 18-Mrs. Nation is now in the county jail as a result of her trial on a peace warrant before Judge Hazen today. The warrant was sworn to by the Mozer Cold Storage company, whose plant Mrs. Nation entered yesterday morning. Mrs. Nation acted as her own attor ney in the trial. Judge Hazen placed her under $2,000 bond to keep the peace and told her to appear before him at the next term of court. She refused to give bond and said she would go to jail. She is now detained in the hospital room of the county jail, where she will probably remain some time. In the city court this morning argu ments were made in the case brought against Mrs. NTation by the proprietors of the wrecked Senate saloon. Judge McCabe said hh would take the matter under advisement until Thursday morning. It is not likely that Mrs. Nation will be able to give bond because she declares that she will resume her smashing crusade against the "joints" immediately upon her release. Her friends have been advised that Judge hazen will order her release only on their promise to send her to her home at Medicine Lodge. AID IS VOTED House Passes Bill Appropriating Money For St. Louis Exposition. Washington, Feb. 18-The bill to quthorize the holding of an interna tional exposition in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Louis iana purchase at St. Louis in 1903 and appropriating $5,000,000 therefor, passed the house today under suspen sion of the rules by a vote of 191 to 41. The opposition was hopelessly in the minority and the struggle upon the bill was brief. The question of closing the exposi tion Sundays was not mentioned dur ing the debate. The bill to define the word "Con spiracy" in the Sherman anti-trust law to avoid the possibility of its be ing held applicable to labor organiza tions was defeated by almost a two thirds vote on account of two amend ments which the judiciary committee placed upon the bill and which were opposed by the labor organizations. The sundry civil bill was under con sideration late in the day and Cannon, chairman of the appropriations com mittee, took occasion to make a de tailed statement of the appropriations for the present congress. He was led to do this, he said, by many criticisms of the reckless extravagance of -this congress. The situation, he said, was quite bad enough without exaggerat ing it. He figured that the appropria tions would total $894,118,595, exclu sive of the sinking fund requirement of $53,000,000, against $657,150,862 for the current year. In the course of his remarks he fired sbme hot shots at the minority for prating of Aconomy and not helping to uphold the hands of himself and others when they were trying to keep the appropriations down. BOER FORCES SPLIT Part of De Wet's Command Leaves d Will Operate Independently. London, Feb. 18-The correspondent of the Daily Mail, who is with the British column pursuing General De Wet says: General DeWet has failed to reach his objective, having been headed off in turn from Strydensburg and Hopetown, respectively, 88 and 55 miles from the scene of Friday's fight. Last night a meeting of burghers was held in General DeWet's camp to protest against the indiscriminate flogging of men and half the force threatened to surrender. Eventually the mal.ontents decided ,to fight Inde pendenty. FIRE IS OUT. Search Progressing for Bodies of Deadl Miners. Victoria, Feb. 18-Good progress was made today by the men who are searching for the bodies of the men killed by an explosion 'in the Union mines. The fires have been put out and inpsectors have penetrated through No. 5 mine to No. 6, expelling gas as they proceeded,- and at last reports were within 100 yards of where they expect to find the first bodies. Experts will notexpress an opinion as to the cause of the explosion. Pre mier Dunsmuir and party left the scene for Victoria tonight, leaving the work of recovering the bodies in the hands of four experts, who have the company's full staff at their disposal. No. 5 mine was not badly damaged by fire, but No. 6 is a complete wreck. EXECUTORS SUE. Mansfield, O., Feb. 18-Myron M. Parker and W. S. Kerr, executors of the will of the late John Sherman, have filed suit against Mrs. Mary S. McCallum, J. I. MeCallum, John S. and Cecilia S. McCallum of Washing ton, D. C., in the common pleas court for instruction in the matter of the distribution of Mrs. McCallum's be quest of $100,000 provided for in ar ticle two of the will, and the exeou tors ask whether the bequest of $60, 000 in real estate and the rest in stocks, bonds and cash, shsill be trans ferred to Mrs. McCallum in trust or fall ownership and, if in trust, on. what conditions. BY SMALL MARGIII First Division In Edward's First Parliament Greatly Sur prises Government. London, Feb. I8--The first division in the first parliament of King Ed ward VII, which took place today, re sulted in cutting down to 45 the gov ernment's normal majority of 180. The interest caused by this unexpected event was heightened by Winston Spencer Churchill's first speech at Westminster and by Chamberlain's heated defence of his own policy. The extraordinary slimness of the majority of this strongest British gov ernment of modern times was the re sult of Lord Cranborne's refusal to answer questions relating to the gov ernment's foreign policy without no tice from the questioners. John Dillon seized the opportunity, in spite of the unusually large attend ance, and almost placed the conserva tive party in queer street. HAVE ANOTHER BID Jeffries and Ruhlin Receive Offer from San Francisco Athletic Club. New York, Feb. 15-Jeffries and Ruhlin may fight for the heavyweight championship in San Francisco within a mouth or two. The San Francisco Athletic club wants the bout for May 1, Dewey day, and has made an offer through its east ern representative, George Moser. Moser today wired the club's induce ments to Wm. A. Brady.. If the men agree to fight on the coast, Moser says, the club will post $5,000 in cash as a guarantee to pull off the fight without the least opposition and will allow the mnen to fight under the same condi tions that were to have governed at Cincinnati. FORFEIT WITHDRAWN. Cincinnati, Feb. 15-The plans for the meeting of Jeffries and Ruhlin in the ring here tonight were officially quashed this afternoon, following the injunction issued yesterday. Mana gers Brady and Madden drew the for feit money from the Atlas National bank. No time or place was even sug gested for a future meeting between the heavy-weights. NASH NOT THROUGH. Columbus, Feb, lti-Governor Nash is not satisfied with ;having prevented the Jeffries-Ruhlin contest,. which was to have taken place in Ciiincinnati to night. It was announced today that he is ;determined there shall be no more prizefights in Ohio daring his administration. Within a few days he will advise the sheriff of every county and the mayor of eVery, oity-, and town that the laws of the stat forbid prizefighting and they must hbe" obeyed. _ CARTER MUST WAIT. Leavenworth, Kane., Feb. 5l,;; Judge Hook has refused tok r* Captain O. M. Carter on bll.l ordered him remanded to the " fli t penitentiary to await the the United States suprimwe. =a ,° the appeal in his babes eorpse a `s'u >