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,BOER LETTERS IMPORTANT CORRESPONDENCE CAPTURED. STEIN REMAINS HOPEFUL Other Leaders Weakening and Believe Time Has Come to Surrender. London, July 18-The war office is sued late tonight a dispatch from Lord Kitchener, giving the correspondence between Mr. Reitz and Mr. Steyn, that was captured with the latter's baggage near Lindley July 11. Reitz, under date of May 1, wrote Steyn that a meeting of the Transvaal government had been held, attended by General Botha, General Valjoen and Mr. Desmutz, to consider the sit uation. He went on to catalogue the numerous surrenders of burghers, en tailing responsibility on government, rapidly decreasing supply of ammuni tion, disintegration of government and lack of any definite assurance of European intervention. "In view of these facts," he said, "the government has decided to ad dress a message to President Kruger, pointing out the terrible condition. The time has passed for us to let matters drift as at present. We must take the final step." Steyn replying May 15, upbraids Reitz with weakness, saying: "There is still plenty of ammuni tion to continue the struggle. You ask what prospect there is of a suc cessful termination. I ask what chance there was for two small re publics when they declared war against the mighty power of Great Britain. Then we trusted in God and in European intervention. What rea son is there now to place less trust in God? "I have seen recent European news papers and I firmly believe complica tions will arise in a few months which will be to our good fortune." Steyn also says that the fact that Kruger and the Boer delegates re main in Europe convinces him that they consider the cause still hopeful. TEST THEIR HUMANITY Peculiar Appeal That Will Be Made to Epworth Leaguers. Kansas City, July 18-Epworth leaguers all over the country will be appealed to to furnish enough cuticle for grafting over the burns of two victims of the recent Chicago & Al ton wreck. Today is was announced that the burns of Julia M. Hayslip, the 24 year old daughter of a wealthy Che noa, Ills., farmer, had not responded to treatment as expected and that to save her from carrying a hideous scar all her life, new skin must be grafted. Yesterday it was stated a similar effort would be necessary in the case of Miss Zola Harry, 15 years old, of Hoopltown, Ills. Miss Hayslip and Miss Harry were on their way to San Francisco to at tend the national convention of the J~pworth league, when they were -caught in the wreck near Norton, Mo.. and scalded' so badly that their lives were despaired of for several days. The operations of grafting must be performed within a week, and it has been decided to appeal to the lea ready deserted to join their trades : _ansas City from the Pacific coast tIat they furnish the required cuticle. TRADE WITH THE ORIENT Conditions as Found by Third Vice President of Great S Northern. Je; uly 18-Samuel Hill, third osdet f the Great Northern, re. yesterday from the oi n toletig g a trip en f-t4 hworld. He travelel Wusa, across the to Vladivo J tristed Nagasaki, Yo - - - 9pe4aeu· ergai~frn~ - iljg osia tl bstela the American government, although he added that the general disposition of the Russians is to welcome Ameri can products. The primary object of the journey was the creation of trade conditions in the Orient by which the Great N\orthern might become the benefici ary, this being one of the favorite en. terprises of the railway in question, through its Japanese steamship con nections. Hill asserts that there is aln ever-growing and thriving trade between 'the Paciftl coast and the Orient, which has received a check, owing to the action of our government with Russia, but which is replete with incalculable opportunities if taken ad vantage of. Mr. Hill was accompanied to Seat tle by Robert Lebaudy of Paris, Gas ton Steigler of Le Matin, Paris, and General von Kettler of the German army. Town Burned By Mob. Denver, July 18-It is reported her that Radcliffe hotel, cabins, and other buildings controlled by the proprietors of 6rand Messa Lakes have been burned by a mob and 75 residences of Delta are in ruins, it is supposed for the killing of W. A. Womack by a game warden last Mon day. Property loss is unknown. HIS LORDSHIP GUILTY Russell Gets Three Months for Being Too Muchly Married. London, July 18-Earl Russell, ar raigned at the bar of the house of lords today for trial on the charge of bigamy, pleaded guilty, after long arguments against the jurisdiction of the court. The trial was carried on with all the quaint middle-age ceremonies. The arguments lasted an hour. Both the earl and countess Russell (Mrs. Somerville) through their counsel pleaded they did not know they were toing wrong, but had actea on best legal advice obtainable in Nevada. The peers reached their decision after a consideration of the case, last ing 20 minutes. Earl Russell was sentenced to three months' imprison ment as a first class misdemeanant. In anticipation of the arrival of Lord Russell, the official of Hollowood prison has prepared for his reception the rooms formerly occupied by Wil liam T. Stead, the editor, and a mem ber of the Jameson raiders. It is a commodious apartment in which his lordship can be supplied with his own food and wines. Yang Tse on Rampage. London, July 18-A Shanghai dis )atch to the Globe, dated July 17, con irms the previous reports of the ris ng of the Yang Tse river and says nillions of acres of land are under 'ater and that the city of Hankow s threatened with submersion. WARM IN ENGLAND Heat in London Almost Unendura ble-Many Cases of Sun Stroke. London, July 18-Great Britain has had no such weather as this in 11 years. The temperature was 98 in the shade today at South sea and Bilingsboro, Lincolnshire. Lower tem peratures were recorded at other points. The torrid sun caused as phalt to soften and tarry. wood pav ing to bubble. The number of deaths and sun strokes has not been reckoned but these and attempts at suicide in con sequence of heat are described as numerous. Soldiers on duty suffered greatly, two dropping dead. The war office is relaxing regulations in some re spects, substituting night for day. The meterological office holds out no prospects of relief and London is dis mayed at the prospects of another day of roasting. N. P. PRESIDENCY. What Lamont Says About Recent Rumors. New York, July 18--Daniel F. La mont, vice 1iresident of the NorThern Pacific railway, tonight said that he wished to deny unqualifiedly the re port that he would be selected as president of the Northern Pacific rail wa, to succeed President Mellen. "fe report is without foundation," 4Mr. Lamont. "I am not aware H'. Mellen, whose efficiency is and whose success Is a mat rd, has any idea of retir -a positive that under no would I take the YEGEN BROS Furniture Dep't F you desire to economize on space and at the same time get a piece of furniture that will look well in any room in the house, you 'should not overlook our Special Sale of Folding Beds With the special sale we have also made special prices. Note the following. i Cabinet Folding Bed Here is Something Bettet Qirror, with Woven Wire Sprin ror, Woven Wire Spngs ass Price................... ... A serviceable-Folding Bed, Spring and Mattress, $15.00. Steel Folding Beds with Springs, a new idea in folding beds. Com fortable and very durable. Price $29.00. We are offering Quarter Sawed Oak Sideboards, with Beveled French Plate Glass, for $23.00. For the price they cannot be duplicated in any _ country. - Mattings are always in demand and we have this oeek reduced in price our first quality to 2ec and 30c. Remnants on hand go as iow as 10c per Syard until closedr out. I eYEGEN BROS.' .. -----** **- ------ -~---~-.---~- FOR KILiING HIS OWN SISTER Eobert Stuart Fosburgh Finally Must Answer Long Pending Charge of Murder-Somewhat Noted Case. Pittsfield, Mass., July 18-The trial the part of her brother or during the f Robert Stuart Fosburgh, charged excitement of a family quarrel he is with killing his own sister, May L. guilty, said the lawyer. The govern 'osburgh, last August, was begun ment will show, he stated, that there sere today. were no intruders in the house that The arrest of Fosburgh caused a night. The night dress of Fosburgh's rave of excitement all over New En- wife was torn straight down the front gland. The members of the Fo* and the hem ripped. The furniture urgh family contended that Fos- was broken and smashed in two )urgh entered the house and attacked ro0oms. The castors on the older Mr. Robert Fosburgh and his father, and IFosburgh's bed were broken. A lamp hat the young woman was killed by was ovetturned and a mirror and Sbullet fired by a burglar. screen in the kitchen bed room mis The prosecution is based on the placed. - theory that the shooting was the re- - The district attorney said the de ult of a bitter family quarrel in tendant had told a different story which young Fosburgh, using his own daily and that he had shown nail revolver, shot his sister, although in- holes for bullet holes.. It would be ending the bullet for another, mem- shown that May Fosburgh was shot er of the Lamily. by the 22-calibre center fire revolver A jury was secured within 30 min- owned by the defendant and that the ites. 'Fhe defense challenged but one revolver Was held not more than one nan. The state challenged two. foot from-her b0ody' as her night dress District Attorney Hammond began was bUaie4 4rd. b]takenad with pow he opening address for the govern- der. Tli, e govern at, le sid, need nent with the statement that the not and will not O istp the sqteloh. urors should consider the charge of of. motive, E all it toa sh to a . nanslaughter, for the case did. not who 'I.t;*. lo-shot. lave the elements which constitute v luri t ibe Ioees the nurder. If the girl was .killed rw IE i `d' of se hrough an act. of carelssasa. n sw p;' Jumped Mine Worth Millions. Milwaukee, July 18-A special from Sault Ste Marie, Mich., says: "The Big Helen iron mine at Michopocten, owned by the Clergue syndicate, has been jumped by Julius George, a prospector, who restaked the proper ty a few days ago. The mine is es timated to be worth between $10,000, 000 and $15,000,000. George claims the company has not owned the mine which it has been operating the past yea, under miners license. BRYAN WOULD NOT LISTEN Proclamation the Filipino Was Willing to Make to Help His Friend. Lincoln, July 18-In a statement for the press today W. J; Bryan gives his version of the story that Aguinal do promised him financial assistance in his campaign of a year ago. -Mr. Bryan gays it was while he was in New Yorkl that two Filipinos sent a request to confer with him. He de clined to meet them and sent a friend to explain that he did not think it prp9er to hold a confereece. The Filipinos said that Aguinaldo was pilling to issue a proclamation, prom iping to lay down arms in case of Mr. Bryan's eleotipn and also that;he was ,willin -to contribute to his espapgi tend but Mr, Bryan refused to consid sr either offor and did not r Qu re ti~jawl? to tsV;PliAnP eOi ei OFPFClL. PROCEEDINGS Of the Board of County Commission. rs,e Yellowstone County. Billings, Montana,'uly 15th, 1901. The board of county commissioners met this day pursuant to adjournment at 10 o'clock a. n., there were present W. O. Parker and Pat Lavelle. Mr. Parker- was- chosen acting chairman. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The clerk presented the resignation of Mr. J. B. ýnnin as a member' of the board of county commissioners which reads as follows: - "Billings, Mont;, July 11, 1901. To the Honorable, the Board of Coun ty Commissioners, Billings, Mont. Gentlemen: I hereby tender my resignation as a member of your honorable body, to take effect immediately. Thanking you for many courtesies shown me in the past four years. Yours Truly, J. B. ANNIN." Upon motion the resignation of J. B. Annin was accepted and the clerk directed to notify the Hon. C. H. Loud,. Judge of the Seventh Judicial Dis trict, and to furnish the clerk of the district court with a transcript of these proceedings. The following bonds were approved and ordered filed: James Grimn, trustee road district No. 1. , J. H. 'CGalhoun, trustee road district No. 4. Jens J. Thuben, trustee road district No. 22. Frank Carleton, constable for ,8till water township. The following banks filed indemni fying bonds to the county treasurer, which were approved and filed: First National Bank of Billings, and Yegen Brothers Savings Bank. The board adjourned until July 22, at 10 a. m. Billings,.Montana, July. 15th, 1901. The board met this day at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of equalizing assessments, there were present W. O. Parker, acting chairman, and Pat Lavelle. Upon- motion the board adopted the rules -that appear of record on page 617 of book 2, commissioners proceedings, to govern the equaliza tion of taxes. The board upon motion proceeded to exdmine the assessment book. The clerk was directed to cancel from the assessment of Brown, Mc Intire & Moore, lots iI and 12, block 169, Billings, $20, it being an 'erron eous assessment. The board adjourned until July 16th, 1901, at 10 a. m. Second Day. Billings, Montana, July 16, 1901. The board met pursuant to adjourn ment at 10 o'clock a. m., there were present, W. O. Parker, acting chair man, and Pat Lavelle. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The board proceeded with the ex amination of the assessment book. The board being of the opinion that for the reasons hereinafter stated the following additional assessments or increased valuation should be en tered on the assesment book, set the 5th day of August for the considera tino thereof and directed the clerk to at once notify all persons interested, by letter, of the proposed action of the board: M. M. Brown, lot 11, olock 61, Park City, $2, escaped assessment. The board adjourned until 2 o'clock p.m. I Afternoon Session. The board met pursuant to adjourn ment at 2 o'clock p. m., there were present, W. O. Parker, acting chair man, and Pat Lavelle. The board proceeded with the ex amination of the assessment book and at 4o'clock adjourned until July 17 at 9 a. m. Third Day. Billings, Montana, July 17th, 1901. The board met pursuant to adjourn nient at 9 o'clock a. m., there were present, W. O. Parker, acting chair man Pat Lavelle and ,. K. Deverill. The clerk reported that Mr. Deverill had been appointed a member of this board to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Annin and that he had filed his bond and oath or office with the clerk of the district court, which bond has been approved by Hon. v. H. Loud, judge. The board proceeded with the ex amination of the assessment book and at noon the board adjourned un til 2 o'clock p. m. Afternoon Session. The board met pursuant to adjourn ment all members present -The board proceeaed with the ex amination of the assessment book. The clerk wasdirectedtocancelfrom the assessment of L. Denny, 2 work horses $50 and 2 stodk cattle $44, account of erroneous assessment. The board ordered that the value of all range horses of this county is hereby fixed at $15 per head and di rected the clerk to make the proper changes on the assessment book. The board being of the opinion that for the reasons hereinafter stated, the following additional assessments or increased valuation should be entered. on the assessment book, set the 5th day of August for the consideration thereof and directed the clerk to at once notify all persons interested, by letter, of the proposed action of the. board. J C. ~3alloway, improvements - $100, valuation too low. J W Coombs, improvements $100,;. valuation too low. Ida L. Camp, improvements on lots 5 anc .6, block 57, Billings, $225, valu ation too low.. Hoses Connick, -565 acres in Sec. 5, Tp.. 1 8., R.LS I, $847, valuation too low. Fred Dohringl' S]4 Sec. 12, Tp.1 S., R. 24 B., $240, valuation too low. Matt Drlscoll, iurniture, $800, vaiu-. ationatoo low; wagon and harness, $75,. escaped assessment. George Diel, 6-work horses, $180,: Lncomplete assessment. W. S. . .. M. Corbett, 50 range horpes. 000; 30- stock cattle, $600. J.' . t, impovemuents -on lots i ts10 b1 , Nest -Side:addition.