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VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1901. NO. 26. 4593 YELLOW8TONE NATIONAI ..,.BANK... -F BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $850,000 SURPLUS, -- 820,000 --o A. L BABCOCK. Resident. DAVID FRAT'I, Vice-Pree. G. A. GRIGGB~ Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ase't Cash DIREOTORS. A, L. BABOOK, DAVID PRATT, G. A. GRIGOS, ED. OARDWELL PETER LARSON. ---0- Regular Baninin all its Branches. Safe Depost Bowes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections ears In Foreign and D--o--mestic Exchange •eale. r in Foreign and Domestic Exchanpe Yegen Bros Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Estates. Buy and Sell Real Estate and Live Stock. Responsible Capital, $125,000 Collect Rents and Take Charge of Business Af fairs for Non-Residents. G. F. BURL'A, Cashier. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. GAS. . GO88, S ATrroRNEY-AT-Law. 'aRt National Bank Block. Billings, Moat T H. RINBHART, M. u., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. First National Bank Block, Billings, Mont H B. ARMSTRONG, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Belknap Block, Billings, Montana CLIFF LINDSBY, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special Attention given .to Surgery ant Diseases of Women. Office-Front Room over W. B. Ten Eyck'i Harness Establishment on Montana Avenue Telephone 120. Residence 21) N, Thirty-first Street. Tele ephone No. 7. S P. GAINFORTH, D .D. S. Now LOCATED IN BILLINGS. Practice Dentistry in all its Branches. Over First National Bank. Room No. 15 J B. IERFORD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Room 1, Belknap Block, Billings, Moni OQ F. GODDARD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAw. First National Bank Block. Billings Mont BILLINGS LODGE No. 894, B. P. O. E Meets second and fourth W*ednesday in each month at Masonic hall. JAMB. CHAPPLE, M. D., C. M., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. TelephonResidence, . Belknap Block. Billings,. Montana ENaR A. PrITa, ATTORNEY-AT*LAW First National Bank Block, Billings, Moat F H. HATHHORN, ATToasaY-AT-LAw. First National Bank Block. Billings, Mont A. ".eS"R, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, NOTARY PUBLC, - U. S CoxxMMSIONEo . First National Bank Block. Billings, H on JUST .ARRIVED- -LATEST STYL.S H UNT NEW. CARDA-LL-- SIZE Spooni Rates to Pan-Amerloan Expo S slton. The Northern Paclo a Railway com rmany will sel ppeJlsl oxusrion t.L. ets Billings to Buffalo and- return ai .57.75. Tickets an sale the Irst at third Tuesday of eash month.June to October inclusive. Tickets An4il ti GOVERNMENT IRRICATION OF ARID LAND URGENTLY REC OMMENDED. ALL GOO SUGGESTIONS Comprehensive- Report by Trans Mississippi Congress Com mittee on Resolutions. Cripple Creek, July. 18-The Trans Mississippi commercial congress to day completed the most important of its work, adopted resolutions cover ing .a multitude of subjects of interest to the great west, and selected St. Paul as the next place of meeting. The important debate of the session came up oved resolutions proposing the establishment of government de partments of mining and of commerce and industry. The debate was led by H. R. Whitmore of St. Louis, and F. B. Thurber of New York, on the side of the department of commerse and industry, and F. D. Montgomery of Colorado and former Governor Adams of Pueblo, Colo., for mining department. Finally, the industrial feature was stricken from the resol ution and both departments were unanimously endorsed. Government aid in the reclamation of arid lands was strongly urged and restoration of the merchant marine was advocat ed in general terms. Harbor and river improvements were recommend ed, including a deep waterway con necting the Great Lakes with the Mis sissippi river. Governor Flshback of Arkansas, chairman of the committee on reso lutions, read the report of the commit tee, which was adopted after consid erable debate. It favors the construction by the general government of reserviors and canals for the reclamation of the arid lands, and the enactment of laws- by the state and nation to encourage the construction of storage dams to in crease the rain falls; suggests the is suance of bonds by government with which the reclamation of the arid lands may De accomplished, the mon ey to be refunded by the settlers in the purchase price of lands; asks for the establishment of a department of mining and a department of com merce, each to be represented in the president's cabinet; favors statehood for Arizona, New Mexico and Okla homa and a suitable government for the Indian- Territory; favors the im mediate construction of a Pacific ca ble and the Nicaraguan canal; asks that the interstate commerce law be amended; `demands the abolition of the fee system in the consular ser vice; favors laws to encourage the beet sugar industry; endorses an in ter-continental railway; advocates the restoration of the merchant marine; asks more liberal appropriations for river and harbor improvements and provides for the appointment of a committee of five to lay the above matters before the next congress. The' resolutions, after citing the great demand for rural homes as shown by the rushes to the recently opened public lands and referring to the fact that there are still about 100,000,000 acres of arid public land, which can be reclaimed by irrigation. declared is favor of the policy advo cated by the National Irrigation Con gress of government action in the matter, and the storage of the waste waters from the mountains and their distribution to the farmers of the arid plains. The state and nation is urged to provide for the damming of draws and the collection of water in ponds to faciliate evaporation and thus in crease rainfall. An arid land fund of $100,000,000 was advocated to be rais ed by the sale of governpnent bonds, the mioney to be expended in reclaim ing arid lands and to be returned to the government from the sale of the lands reclaimed. A dopartment of mining to be repre sented in the president's cabinet was urged, whose duties shall be to aid production and treatment of ores th'..g sh experimenta- at government expense. - --A department of commerce was recommended to aid. in widening the markets of the country. ^Kiaontg the new metnebers of thg Minnesota; Fred Bond, Wyoming, and El. W.Larlen, South Dakota. St. Paul was selected as the place for holding the next convention. I. D. O'Donnell of Billings, Mont., gave some statistics to show the ef fect of irrigation in the west. STORY DENIED. Gen. Miles Not in Favor of Abandon ing Keogh. Butte, July 18-Senator Clark to day received a dispatch from Wash ington sayingLthat the story that Fort Keogh was to be abandoned, is not true. Denial comes indirectly from General Miles, who proposes to keep the place garrisoned with both caval ry and infantry, on account of its close proximity to Indian - reserva tions. FLOODS IN KLONDIKE. Rise of Fish River Destroys Town on Bank. Seattle, July 18-The steamer Roan oke, which arrived from Nome today, brought particulars of a terrible flood on Fish river which occurred on June 15, causing the loss, of over $50,000. The flood swept down Fish. river, de molishing buildings, sweeping away stores and houses and carrying gen eral devastation in its wake. The damage was almost entirely confined to Council City, where every building but one, the Dauntless hotel, was de stroyed. That was saved by the heavy log cabin and although the 'cabin was destroyed, it contained ice and thus saved the hotel. The people are liv ing in tents on hills. TIME NOT YET RIPE Civil Government a Failure in Three of Philippine Provinces. Manila, July 18-The United States civil commission announced today that after a three months' trial of a provincial form of government in the islands of Cebu and Bohol and the provinces of Batangas, Luzon, control of the districts, owing tj their incom plete pacification, has been returned to the military authorities, it having been proved that the communities in dicated are backward and undeserv ing of civil administration. The pro vincial and civil officials of the prov inces designated will continue their functions, but are now under the au thority of General Chaffee, instead of that of Civil Governor Taft, as here tofore. General Chaffee has the power arbitrarily to remove from office any civil official, in any section by the laws promulgamated in these three provinces. The residents of the island of Cebu have protested, but without success against the return of that island to military control. Several towns in Cebu are still besieged by the insur gents. The insurrectiori in the is land of Bohol has been renewed and insurgent sentiment in the province of Batangas is strong. General; Chaffee has ordered a bat talion of the Thirtieth infantry to begin the occupation of the island of Mindoro. The province of Batangas will be occupied by the entire Twen tieth infantry. A Wise Buyer ALWAYS GOES TO JOHN D.s LSEKAMP for flrst-class goods at --reasonable prices. When you go to Billings you will certainly fall in with the Throng of Wise and Conservetive °buyers who trade where they can purchase a good warranted article at an HONEST PRICE. You can buy goods at "half price." and "at cost," and "below cost," at any of the so-called "Bargain stores," but when you buy at LOSE KAMPS you get quality and- a reason able price guaranteed. Besides the regular lines of Cloth ing, Furnishings and Shoes, he makes a specialty of Qutfits for ranchmnen, Corduroy Suits; Heavy Stetson Hats, AIiWool Shirts, Cow b~y's Underwear, Fine Riding Boots, Bedding and Tar. paulin's. JOHN D. LOSEWMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER AND OUTFITTER. Mali o.rders given speeiab l attention. The mqopt _a b}e place- to tra4e LITTLE ROOM FOR DEBATE OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY STEEL CORPORATION. i8 NOTHING TO ARBITRATE Will Meet Demands Concerning Hours and Wages But Bars Sentiment. New York, July 18-The following official statement has been given oul by the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co.: "The United rtates Steel corpora tion will not consent to any arbitra tion of the present difficulties. There is nothing to arbitrate. The comn pany stands willing to agree to the demands.of the men as to wages and hours. If there is any other question at issue it is merely a sentimental one raised by the Amalgamated asso. ciation." SURPRISE FOR STRIKERS. Employes of Mill Listed as Likely to Run Ready to Go out. Pittsburg, July 18-The most im portant of all the news regarding the steel workers strike that .reached Pittsburg today was the action of the men employed in the Duncansville plant of the American Steel Hool company. A telegram was received by President Shaffer from, the men this morning asking if they should strike. The message was a surprise for the Amalgamated people, as they were not looking for this newss sosoon President Shaffer answered telling the men not to come out unless they were organized. If organized they should strike, forthey were needed. In the afternoon atelegram was received from Duncansville asking, that an or ganizer be sent to, them at once. It compliance .with this request, Vice President John Pierce started foi Duncansville this evening, to com plete the organization. A meeting it expected to be held tonight. Duncans ville plant is on the list of Hoo: plants to remain at work and the Amalgamated association officials say if they are successful in closing thi: plant they will be masters of the sit uation as far as the Steel Hoop com pany is concerned at least. No- re port has been received as yet frot the organizers who went to Vander grift to do missionary work at the big plant at that point. It may be several days before definite resultE will follow. . The storm center of the greal strike was today moved from -Pitts burg to Wellsville. News that thE Wellsville plant of the Americ-ar Sheet- Steel company was now ir shape to run full and that men would be imported from Vandegrift, Pa. and other points to work all mills caused President T. J. Shaffer of thE Amalgamated association, to rust here from Pittsburg to give courage to the striking mill men. The Amalgamated officials, Trus tee John Morgan, Vice President John Chappelle and President Shaffer were almost smothered by the crowd which greeted them here. A procession of several thousand people followed them to the city hall where a public meeting was held at which Shaffer was the principal speaker. The address -of President Shaffer was listened to with deep interest. He said in part, after advising against violence: "I want the people of Wellsville now to konw what this sight is and Just who are our opponents. Just be fore the last conference we had with the operators in Pittsburg, National Trustee John Morgan, who is here to day and will bear me out, was called with me into a private conference with those representing 'the United -states Steel corporation and we were plainly told that we did not under stand the magnitude of the work we were about to undertake. We were told the United States Steel corpora tion had a reserve fighting fund of $200,000,000 or as it was put, a re serve to bolster up the stocks of that corporation should there be trouble with workers: "This was no idle boast it now seems, for last week stocks of the steel corporation went down and now they have shot up again, showing the world that it least part of the $200, 000,000 has been put into circulation to uphold the stock" STATE RESTS Defense in Ellis Glenn Trial Begin the Presentation of Their Side of Case. Parkersburg, July 18--The state rested its side of the Ellis Glenn case at noon today, but reserved the right to recall any witness it might deem necessary. All the witnesses for the state stated that Ellis or Bert Glenn had a scar on the head and hand. The defense put two witnesses on the stand this afternoon both of whom testified they. had made a personal examination of Ellis Gtlenn's head and hand and that there -was no sear in either place and no evidence that there have been any. This was one of the state's strongest points in the identification of the prisoner and the defense found conclusively that the prisoner was free from the scars men tioned. JOB PRINTER SUICIDES. Financial Difficulties Cause of the Rash Act. St. Paul, July 8?--W. Jý Woodbury, proprietor of a job printing office, committed suicide today by jumping from the high bridge into the Missis sippi river, 200 feet below. There were a number of persons upon the bridge at the time Woodbury jumped, but the act was done so quickly that no attempt was made to prevent it. Financial difficulties are said to have been the cause for hte suicide.* Griffiths Still Champion._ Interstate Park, L. I., July 18-E. C. Griffiths of Pascoag, H. I., won the grand American handicap at clay birds by killing 95 out of 100. He won the live bird Grand American handi cap on the same grounds last year. THEIR GUILT IS DOUBTFUL. Negroes Under Arrest for Assault May Be Innocent. Kansas City, July 18-Had the mob which gathered around the county jail last Friday night, clamoring for the lives of Joseph Robinson and "Bull' Holland, negroes suspected of assaulting Vernon Newton and Grace Davis, accomplished its desire, it is probable that a great wrong would have been done. From evidence produced at thq pre liminary hearing, it appears doubtful that the three negroes now under suspicion are the guilty persons, and it' seems possflIe that the assault on young Newton was committed by three white men and pot by negroes. This has not been thoroughly estab" lished, but 'sufficient evidence was brought out to cast a doubt as to the color of the assailants. Treasury Balances. Washington, July 18-Today's state ment of the treasury balances in the general fund, exclusive of the gold re serve, shows: Available cash balance, -173,733,415; gold $47,8S6,I'65 GREAT WORK WITH RIFLE REMARKABLE SCORE MADE BY ADOLPH STRECKER. BEATS ALL KNOWN RECORDS San Francisco's Crack Shot Again Demonstrates His Ability as Marksmalh. San Francisco, July 18-Adolph Strecker, a barber of this city, at to day's shooting of the Third National Bundes festival, completed a score which has never been equaled in the United States on the ring target and' which will doubtless give Strecker "King" prize. Out of 200 shots he has made a record of 195 points, breaking the highest score of "King" Hays, made three years ago, by 22 points. F. C. Ross, the first bundes "king," made 371, six years ago.. Strecker is among the most noted marksmen in the country. His record score is 452 on a 25 ring target. In 1874 he was crowned "king" of Amer ican rifle shots at Baltimore and two years later he was one of the team of Californians that took first rank and honor in the Centennial contest at Philadelphia. The highest scores made today were: On king targets-Jacob E. Grueller, Sacremento, 341; D. B. Fak ton, San Francisco, 321. On the honorary target-J. H. Dean, Colorado, 63; L. Rogers, San Fran cisco, 65. On the ring target-Emil Berg, Hoboken, 77. Adolph Rosenthal, German consul, together with the consular corps, were guests of the bund today. The Colorado delegation was entertained at luncheon by the president of the bund, F. M. Kuhles. WISELY SUGGESTED. Dewey as Naval Representative at King Edward's Cornation. Washington, "July 18-The sugges tion was made today by a rear admir al in high standing that Admiral Dewey should be given command of a large squadron, comprising the best types of our new ships, to be present at the coronation of King Edward VII. The navy department has not thus far taken up the question of a naval representation at this event, but the suggestion concerning Ad miral Dewey and a large squadron of ships meets with general approval among high naval officials. NO SYMPATHETIC STRIKE. United Mine Workers Disapprove of Firemens' Walkout. Scranton, Pa., July 18-The execu ti:ve board of district No. 1, United lir.e Workers of America. in ses sion here this afternoon, adopted a' resolution providing that all station ary firemen, members of the mine workers organization,- who have quit work because of the strike of the international Association of Station. ary Firemen, ihall be ordered back to work at once by District President Nicholls. Many of the men had alb ready deserted their trades organizae organization. This action, clearly defines the position of the United Mine Workers and emphasises the decision of Mon day that there will be no sympathetic strike ordered. NOW RUSSIA. Mongolicr Actually Part of the Czar's Domains. London, July 18-"Mongolia is noW Russian," says a dispatch tb the Daily Express, from St. Petersburg. "Urga, Chinese frontier station, on the road to Pekin, about 200 milest south of Kilhta, has :been p~1 and garrisoned by "Russian . and cossacks: - - 'Surveying parttes e,,orted.by troops have penetrated uIar slt~ edge of the great desrt :te4io the route of a direct rcah'ya across the desert, R4 taiq where it will joitz the atructed oemuB4 the UQU sLaheB~~~:: Bah ~ ,,