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VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1901. NO. 14. Donovan McCormick COfIPANY A Very Recent Shipment of Wash Goods Places us in a position to offer some Rare Bargains, which ,ou can see by attending OUR SPECIAL Wash (ioods Sale TO-DAY. Victoria Lawn, worth 8 c, for - 5c Corded Dimities, worth O1c, for 7½c Marengo Lawns, worth 15c, for 10c Sea Island Ginghams, worth 20, 12½c French Crinkles, worth 35c, for 20c They Are Special Bargains. Donovan-McCormick e COMPANY e Dry Goods Department. 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ..BAN K ... "'F BILLINGS -0- CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 ·---0o--- A. I.. BABCOCiK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. OGRIGS. Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Asa't Cash. DIREOTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID PRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. -----o Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer BEtates. Bay and Sell Real Estpte and Live Stock. espusible Capital;$125,6 Collect Rents and Take Char of Buirn A farsfor Non-Reiden q? BURL&, ' s*,,. The lieight of Perfection The Celebrated Julia Marlowe Shoe in connection with the always reli able E. P. Reid Shoes, and other re sponsible manufacturers' goods, make our place the one place to purchase the best fitting and stylish shoes brains and money can produce. We extend a cordial invitation to all ladies of Billings and vicinity to call and examine the line of shoes we are selling at $3.50. These shoes are selling elsewhere for $4.00 and $4.50, some dealers ask $5.00 for no better. Thanking you for past favors, we want to serve in the future. Yours for shoes. John o0.lskamp, TRUSTS AND THE TARIFF QUESTIONS CONSIDERED BY IN DUSTRIAL COMMISSION. BENEFICIAL TO LABOR American Civilization and High Wages Necessitates Equal izing Agency. Washington, June .-The industrial commission at its session today con sidered the tariff question, with inci dental reference to trusts, witnesses being Congressman Robert W. Tay lor of Ohio and Dr. Geo. G. Gunton, president of the New York Institute of Social Economics. 'Taylor assertea the general princi ple that the history of the country, for j the past few years, and present con dition, demand that there should not be the slightest relaxation of the tar I iff principles as now embodied in the Dingley law. Returns of the tariff to I trusts, he said, is only incidental. The Dingley law embodies, he said, the idea that American civilization is on a higner plane than that of any other country and requires a higher reward for its labor to maintain that excel lence. Whenever the labor cost is greater here than elsewnere it is nec essary ,nat there should be an equal Iizing effect such as the Dingley law. Primarily, therefore, a protective tar iff law was in the interest of labor. Even the farmer, he said, gets a re ciprocity benefit. "How is the farmer oenefited by a tariff on steel?" askea Colonel Liv ingston. "In the first place," replied the wit ness, "there is not much tariff on iron and steel, except, possibly, on tin plate. We pay out in wages not less than $20,000,000. That means that the consuming power or the American people at home is increased to that extent and I think that the effect of that increased consumption is suffi cient to recoup the farmer for any supposed increase of the cost to him of iron end steel articles which he may purchase." Taylor announced himself as op posed to the principle involved in the trusts, because, he said, he considered human nature too weak to entrust in a few people such a power as is in volved in trusts. He thought abuses were certain and that the result would be what he called governmental so cialism or governmental ownership of the articles controlled by trusts. Taylor said that distrustful as he was of the trusts, he had no remedy to suggest. He did not accept the theory that the trusts alone could be trusted to reduce the cost of commodities. Instancing the United States Steel company, he said that its securities amount to $1,500,000,000, while their cost had not been one-third that amount. He hau no doubt that the holders of. those securities would de mand returns upon them. He said he would oppose the Babcock bill, placing iron products on the free list because the result would be to de stroy independent effort, while it would not especially injure trusts, as with them the only effect would be to reduce labor. On general principles he thought discussion of the tariff at this time would be unwise and unde sirable. He did not consider trusts an outgrowth of protection, but con ceded that incidentally trusts might be benefited by protection, "just as sunshine may cause weeds td grow." CHANCED THE TEXT Cuban Delegates Did Not Quote Secretary of War Root Correctly. Washington, June 6.-In view of the several representations made in Havana regarding the interpretation by the secretary of war to the Cuban commissioners of the Platt amend ment, it can be stated authoritatively that the secretary did not deviate from the declaration that the presi. dent and himself had no power to change an act of congress. It is said here that the amendments Which the Cuban convention made .to the Platt law and the incorporations of conver sations with Secretary Root did not represent his views of the amend ment. Nor was he correctly quoted in these alleged statements. General Wood telegraphed to the department today- inquiring as to the whereabouts of the letter -of Secre tary Root explaining in detail the ob jections to the action of the constitu tional convention. It is expected that the letter will reach Havana within a very short time. It has been delayed ia the mail. SPICY TRIAL PROMISED. More Than Murder Charged Against Mrs. Kennedy. Kansas City, June 6.-Lulu Prince Kennedy listened today to half a doz en witnesses recite the details of her killing of her husband, Philip H. Ken nedy, hardly moving a muscle, or showing a particle or emotion. Later, without apparent cause, she bent her head and cried, but only for a few moments. In stating their side of the case, Attorney Nearing for the defense, said that they would show that Kenne dy had ruined Lulu Prince; that he refused to live with her and then, in sane from worry and remorse, she committed the act of murder. He de nied that she had had improper rela tions with Patten, the baseball play er. Prosecutor Hadley, answering in re buttal, declared that the state would show that Kennedy was not respon sible for the woman's ruin; that Mrs. Kennedy had sustained improper re lations with other men long before she met Kennedy, and almost up to the time of their forced marriage. Several witnesses examined corrob orated the scene at Kennedy's office at the time of the killing, each testi fying to the fact that Mrs. Kennedy appeared perfectly cool as she fired at her husand. She told one man who was holding her brother: "Let him go; I did the shooting," and then when the policeman arrived and was holding her hand, she exclaimed, ac cording to one witness: "Let go my hanas; I want to fix my hair." which she did in a matter oi fact way. Another witness said that the defen dant's two orothers and her father were in different parts of the building at the time. R. J. Costello, a county employe, told of meeting C. W. Prince, her father, at tne' entrance of the building a moment after the shooting took place, and of remarking to the latter: four daughter upstairs is shooting her usband. You could have prevented this if you had wanted to." Court then adjourned till tomorrow. INDEPENDENCE MISHAP While Not So Serious as Befell Other Yachts Put Stop to Trial. Boston, June .-Lawson's yacht, In dependence, in her second sail today met with her first accident, not very serious, the jamming of the steering gear, but sufficient tb stop the trial after an hour and a half of splen did sailing, during which she attained a speed on a reach of a little over three miles, of 13/ nautical miles an hour. The accident led very unexpectedly to a most thorough test of the yacht's rigging and her big steel mast, and the result showed that it would take a pretty severe blow to dismast the Boston yacht. The big boom swung by a 15-knot breeze, swept over the stern of the yacht at a tremendous speed, Captain Haff being unable to prevent it. It was so sudden that none of the crew was aft with preventer tackle, and the big mast had to stand the entire weight of the sail and boom as it fetched up. There was not a man on the boat who did not think the big mast would go, but it stood the strain magnificently. Previous to the accident and subsequent gybing, the yacht was given a most thorough test under full sail in a strong breeze and showed herself to be a wonderful boat. NEW TOBACCG COMBINE. American and Continental are Ab sorbed by Consolidated. New York, June 6.-The Consoli dated Tobacco company, incorporated in New Jersey Wednesday, was for mally organized in this city today by the election of directors. An officer of the company stated that considerable of the preterred and the majority of the common stock of the American and Continental compa nies has already been pledged for ex change into the hands of the Consoli dated company. This same official made it clear that in the consolida tion she preferred shares of the Amer ican and Continental companies are not disturbed. By control of these concerns the Consoiidated company will also control the American Cigar company, 70 per cent of the capital of that corporation being held by the American and the Continental compa nies. RELIGIUOS INDIANS. Two Thousand Aborigines Sing Hymns and Celebrate Mass. Chilliwack, B. C., June 6.-In prep aration for the presentation of the Passion Play by 500 Indians here to morrow religious services of special] solemnity are being held here today. In addition to the multitude of perfor mers, 2,000 other Indians from all 1 points on the coast, who have come here on a pilgrimage are participat ing In the feast of corpus christi. Pon tificial high mass was held. Each tribe made special adoration for one hour, singing hymns in the seven lan guages represented in this pilgrim LIVES LOST IN OHIO STORM BRIDGES AND BUILDINGS ARE SWEPT AWAY. COMMUNIGATION CUT OFF Only Meager Reports from Stricken District Obtainable-Finan cial Loss Great. Ripley, O., June 6.-A terrific wind and rain storm visited this section last night, doing great damage to property and probably causing the loss of a number of lives. The wife and daughter of John Heitt, residing near Heitt postoffice, are missing, and are supposed to have been lost. At Eagle Creek a number of people are reported as probably drowned. Three bridge and several buildings were swept away. Wires Down. Cincinnati, O., June .-Up to mid night no confirmation could be ob tained of the surmise that John Heit and his daughter perisned in the flood near Ripley. Another unconfirmed ru mor was reported in Maysville, Ky.. that the entire family of a man named Hughes, consisting of his wife and six children were drowned in their home near Ellsbery in Brown county, Ohio. This rumor is belie.vel to be an ex aggerated account of the Heitt case. No estimate of the financial loss can be made. Syrus Storer was drowned in Brush creek, near West Union. He was over taken by the flood while fishing. Ed ward Stewart, a farm' laborer, was struck by lightning and instantly killed in a field near Remington. Clem ent Oscar, who was working beside him, was rendered unconscious. Wires are down and all communicaticn with the stricken district is cut off. SUBJECT FOR LYNCHING. Missouri Farmers Searching for Ne gro Who Assaulted White Girl. St. Joseph, Mo., June 6.-Two hun dred insuriated farmers are scouring the timber 20 miles northeast of this city in an effort to capture an un known negro, who today waylaid the 14-year-old daughter of D. Dixon, a farmer, bound and gagged her and carried her off into the woods. Other school children spread the alarm and the farmers were soon in pursuit. The negro became alarmed and fled. A lynching is expected in the event of his capture. NO MATERIAL CHANCE Doctors Report Condition of Mrs. kcKinley About the Same. Washington, June 6.-Dr. Rixey left the white house at 10 o'clock to night, after an hour and a half spent in attendance on Mrs. McKinley. He said: "There is no material change in Mrs. McKinley's condition. She re mains the same as mentioned in our bulletin of this morning." In answer to specinc inquiries he replied that he could not say there had been any perceptible improve ment whatever during the day. The president tonight continues hopeful of the outcome. More than this cannot be said. There has been no setback during the day, but like wise no gain. One favorable circum stance is that Mrs. McKinley contin ues to get more strength than she was able to get in the earlier stages of her illness, ana tonight rested fair ly comfortable. The president today, through Secre tary Cortelyou, formally notified the Buffalo exposition management that he would not be able to attend the ex position on the 13th inst., as had been planned, but added that he hoped to be able to do so at some later date. Rooney Defeats Turk. Fargo, June 6.-J. J. Rooney, the "Giant Gripman," of Chicago, was giv en the decision tonight in a wrestling bout with the "Terrible Turk No. 2." The Turk secured the first fall in eight minutes and Rooney the second in nine minutes. In the third the Turk repeatedly violated the rule barring the strangle hold and the ref eree gave Rooney the match. The Turk at once challenged lim for an other match, all holds, which was ac cepted. Arbitration Court Considering. Berlin, June 6.-The Hamburger Correspondent publishes a dispatch from The Hague asserting that the arbitration court yesterday held a con sultation regarding the war in South Afrlc. TO THWART GRAVE ROBBERS. Body of Lincoln to be Placed Beyond Possibility of Molestation. Chiciao, June 6.-The Inter-Ocean will tomorrow print a Story saying that the recent reinterment of the re mains of Abraham Lincoln at Spring field, Ill., has been done in such a manner as to leave them in a measure at the mercy of body snatchers, and that steps are to be taken at once, at the instance of flobert T. Lincoln, to have the body placed, as in the for mer monument, under a huge block of cement, where it will be out of the reach of any attempt at molestation. Mr. Lincoln some time ago gained the idea that the remains of his father were not properly secured against possible desecration by body snatchers and determined to make an investi gation on his own accotint. He went to bpringfield in the disguise of a workingman, and spent much time in and around the new monument. He came to the conclusion that the pres ent location of the body left it in a measure at the mercy of anybody who should desire to carry it away, par ticularly as there is no watchman around the monument at night. He will also take steps at once to have the matter remedied and have the body placed so that it will here after be secure from any interference whatever. TOWNLEY IS GUILTY. Naval Lieutenant Convicted and Or dered Dismissed from Service. Washington, June 6.-News has been received here, through unofficial sources, that Lieutenant Richard H. Townley, of she navy, has been con victed by the court martial at Manila and sentenced to be dismissed from ,e service. The charge on which Lieutenant Townley was court mar tialed was in connection with the re cent commissary irregularities at Maniia. The sentence must be approved by the president to become effective. STOLE FROM STUDENTS Daughter of Prominent Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Theft of Money and Jewelry. Northampton, June 6.-Mabel Law rence Burt, of Bridgeton, N. J., daughter of a prominent lawyer of that place, was arraigned in the dis trict court today on tne charge of lar ceny, the theft of a diamond and ruby ring, the property of a student at Smith college, valued at $500 and sums )f money aggregating $1,500 addition i1, from various students of that in ýtitution. She pleaded guilty and was held in p1.500 bonds to the grand jury. In de fault she was taken to jail. Her par ants are on the wad here. 'After the Young woman was committed to jail :he police stated that it was likeiy the amount of property alleged to have been stolen by her will aggregate fully 53,000. This includes money, watches, ings and several valuable pieces of iewelry. The arrest was brought about by a detective from Chicago, who was sent here by the father of hiss Tifft, who had lost two diamond ings. The detective is a young man, and after being here a few days he nade the acquaintance of several roung people, including Mtss Burt. hiss Burt accepted an invitation from :he detective to take a trolly ride, and luring their ride the young man suc reeded in comparing time and he was ?ositive the watch the young woman iad in her possession was one that lad been taken from the home of a Smith college student. Immediately Ipon her return she was placed under arrest. CANADA'S POPULATION. Shown to be Much Smaller Than Popularly Supposed. Ottawa, Ont., June 6.-Official or tans of the government are preparing he country for a disappointment in ;tore when the official census returns Lre made known. Instead of the con Ident predictions of six millions and ever, returns so far completed indi •ate less than 5,500,000. The fact s due to a steadily diminishing per ;entage of births and continued.emi ;ration of Canadians to the United itates. Coadjutor- Bishop. Winona, June 6.-Bishop Edsall of forth Dakota was today elected co ýdjutor bishop of Minnesota for the 'rotestant Episcopal church. Th.a esult was reached in the first formal 'ote, which stood: F5dsUa-Clerl., 5; laymen, 74; total, 119. Rtansford -Clergy, 6; laymen, 32; total,38.. Jichols-lergy, 9; laymen, 19;;\ 'o. 8. Rollitt, 2. Haupt, 4, Ed. ls o ion was then made uaninmol Preparing Bonds. London, June 6.-Tbhe , inment, said the ! iorrespqadent; bas m pr;d gidl for ` the