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VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1901. NO. :64 Up.touDate De partment StoPe Great Cut on Boys' Clothing Prom this date until the coming holidays we will discount Boys' Suits 25 per cent. ONE-QUARTER OF THE PRICE OFF Boys' 3-piece Suits, $2.00, now... $1.50 Boys' 3-piece Suits, $3.00, now.... 2.25 Boys' 3-piece Suits, $5.00, now.... 3.75 Boys' 3-piece Suits, $6 00, now.... 4.50 Boys' 2-piece Norfolk Suits,. $4.001) now......................... 3.00 Boys' 2-piece Norfolk Suits, $9100, now.............. ............ 75 Boys' 2-piece Norfolk Suits, $6.00, now......................... 4;50 Boys' Reefer Jackets, overcoat collars, .$3.00, now............ 2;25 Boys' Reefer Jackets, overcoat collars, $4.00, now............ 3.00 Boys' Shbrt Overcoats, $3..00, now 2.25 Boys' Long Cape Overcoats, $3.00, S now .. ....... ...' . ... .......... 2.25 Boys' Long Ulster Overcoats, .1 great value at $6.00, now...... 4.50 Boys' Long Chinchilla Overcoats, were $8.00, now.............. 6.00 A Boys' Long Frieze Overcoats,. were $10.00, now.. .......... 7.50 Goods all marked in plain figures, at old prices, showing discount given on every suit. Remember outr Shoe Department. We have great bargains in Ladies' and Children's Fine Shoes and Slippers. Bargains in Warm Felt Goods. Donovan= McCormick Company We close our store every evening (Satur day excepted) at 6:30. Up.to.Date Deportment Store Homes for the Homeless. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, ..ONTANA. "Be it ever so humble There's no placc like home." Three-room cottage and two lots,-for $325. r p2Four-room house, two lots, 1i,000, Transiact a General Banking partial payments. Administer Bstates. Four-room dwelling, two lots, stable, Buy and Sell Real Estate and etc, $1,400. Live Stock. Five-room dwelling, new, two lots, $1,900 partial payments. Five-room dwelling with bath room and sewer connections, two lots, for oom dwellin with bath rooms, ponsible Capital, $125,000 etc., barn and other buildings,.two lots,. for $2,500. Seven-room dwelling with bath, barn and other buildings, two lots, for $3,000. Seven-room dwelling, with bath, etc , Collect Rents four lots, for $3,500. and Seven-room dwelling, barn, carriage T an house, etc., three.lots, $3,700. Take Charge of Business Af. Any of these projwrties will be sold for fairs for Non-Residents. one-half cash and the balance on long Stime. Real Estate, oans, Insurance G F BURL Cashier. IMPORTANT TO SEOE BUYERS THIS is the season of the year when all wise shoe buyers are looking about for the best place to purchase footwear for. ' winter. Absolute comfort, solid wear and guaranteed satisfac tion is what you get at , LOSEKAMP'S The E. P. Reed Fine Shoes for women, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50. '- Wide, Easy Shoes for Women, - " -$2.00' and $2.50 W. L. Douglas Union Made Shoes for Men, $3, $3.$50 andl $5.00, All Solid Work Shoes for Men, waanated $5, $ 2z.0o;,'$.oo and $3 50.; ~PjiQS~J''AMP, GONGRESS .IS IN SESSION OPENING DAY OF THE NATION'S LEGISLATURE. MANY BILLS INTRODUCED Galleries In Both House and Senate Filled With Sight Seers. Washington, Dec. 2.-Opening day, of the first session of the Fifty-seventh congress, in the house of representa tives furnished a spectacle that de lighted the crowded galleries. The machinery of the house is cumberous and is set in motion by a laborious process, but the spectators today evi dently did not consider it tedious as they clung to their places through the entire proceedings, which lasted four and one-half hours, probably half the time being consumed in the monoton ous calling of the roll. Organization of the house was ac complished according to time honored precedents. Speaker Henderson was sworn in by General Bingham, "Father of the house," and after delivering a very graceful speech in recognition of the honor bestowed upon him, he in turn administered the oath to the mem bers elect. The usual committees were appoint ed to inform the president and sen ate that the house was organized and ready to do business. A committee of three consisting of Messrs. Payne, Bingham and Richardson was appoint ed to join a similar committee of the senate and wait upon the president and inform him that congress was ready to receive any communication he might have to make. The bi-ennial seat drawing was rob red of much of its interest today by the fact that under the new arrange ment of seats there are more than enough to go around and those whose names are drawn last don't suffer as they did on former occasions. The flower show which is a great feature of opening day was not as im posing as usual. More flowers than ever were sent to members but after the seat drawing, the house adjourned before a third of them were brought into the hall. The Senate. Washington, Dec. 2.-Since the ad journment of the senate last spring, the chamber has been redecorated and recarpeted. The principal features of its beauty and individuality have been retained, but they have been added to by. artistic decorations, and a bright green carpet, with old gold figures, has taken the place of the old gold carpet of the last congress. An hour before noon boti public and private galleries were thronged with spectators, every available inch of standing room being occupied. The senators assembled slowly. Mr. Kean of New Jersey, was the first senator to appear in the chamber. He was closely followed by Tillman of South Carolina, and Hoar of Massachusetts, who-soon after took his seat and bur led himself in a newspaper. The venerable senator from Mis souri, Mr. Vest, was in his seat 20 minutes before the august body was called to order. He 'was accorded the most cordial reception by his col leagues. By noon practically every senator in the city had appeared in the chamber. Many of them made no attempt to reach their seats on ac count of the wealth of floral offerings which fairly filled the desks and aisles. After prayer by the chaplain, cre dentials were presented of Charles H. Dietrich and Joseph H. Millard of Nebraska; Alfred D. Kitteridge of South Dakota and Paris Gibson of Montana. Mr. Frye administered to them the oath of office. The usual committees were appoint ed, and then Mr. Gamble of South Dakota formally announced the death of Senator Kyle of that state on the lest of last July. He offered the usual resolution expressive of the sorrow of the senate and after it~ adoption the senate as an additional mark otf re spect adjourned until- tomorrow. MANY MEASURES PROPOSED. Over 8 p00 5leI. Intrlodue.d In House bilrt. . ve ; 3 ,. 000 bills were introduced before 12 o'clock today. There was much rivalry for the honor of having bill number one, no less than 15 members asked for this precedence. Indica tions are that the bill of Mr.. Mc Cleary, restricting the sale of oleo margarine 'rill be designated when the records are made up.. The bills took a wide range; three Pacific cable bills by Representatives Sherman of New York, Corliss of Michigan and Jones of Washington, gave varying phases of this project. Mr. Jones proposing northern route via Puget Sound, with an appropria tion of $8,000,000; Mr. Corliss propos ing government built and maintained route, and Mr. Sherman offering a plan allowing private participation in the enterprise. Among the other measures introduc ed were those by. Mr. Sulzer, New York, protesting against conduct of the war in South Africa, and Mr. Thay er, Massachusetts, and Mr. Bromwell, Ohio, removing duty on hides. Mr. Cousins, Iowa, to repeal bankruptcy law. Mr. Fowler, New Jersey, to create reciprocity commission. Mr. Flynn, Oklahoma, granting statehood to Oklahoma. Mr. Brownlow, Tennes see, creating department of commerce, labor and manufacture; also amending constitution so as to define assaults. on president, vice president, members of the cabinet and justices of the su-, preme court, and' giving congress power to fix penalties; Mr. Lovering, Massachusetts, providing for a flex ible currency responsive to the needs of business; also a constitutional amendment giving congress power to fix uniform hours of labor. Mr. Mc Dermott, New Jersey, joint resolution amending the constitution so that con gress will have power to pass general laws for organization of corporations. Mr. Littlefield, Maine, amending and making more effective the act to pro tect trade against monopolies, etc., requiring interstate corporations to file reports with secretary of the treasury. Mr. Newlands, Nevada, for reclamation of arid lands by use of all moneys received from sale of public lands in arid and semi-arid states. MANNING HEIRS FOUND. A Sister and Nephews and Neices Live In New Jersey. New York, Dec. 2.-Heirs of Pat rick Manning who died a few days ago at Kalispell, Mont., leaving a for tune he had acquired in mining, have been found in Newark, N. J. One is Theresa V.. Manning, a sister, and the others are five nieces and nephews. Patrick Manning was a former resi dent of Newark. He went to the west to seek his fortune and as a result of long years of hard work became wealthy. When he died he left no information as to his relatives, who they were or where they lived. Know ing he came from Newark, friends wrote to the Catholic clergy there and an investigation was set on foot. Miss Manning says her broter wrote to her recently that he had become wealthy and that in a very short time he was coming here to spend his re I~maining days with her. News of his death shocked her greatly as she had been awaiting his arrival with eager ness. She says she will take steps at once to claim the property for herself and the other heirs. GENERAL FUNSTON'S CONDITION. Still In Hospital But Considered Out of Danger. Iola, Kas., Dec. 2.-General Fred Funston has no intention of coming home from Manila until it is spring, according to a letter received here today by the parents of Lieutenant B. J. Mitchell. At the time of writing Lieutenant Mitchell said that General Funston was still in the hospital. ie was believed to be out of danger from the operation for appendicitis and t.ad reconsidered his plans to come home now, fearing cold weather might prove dangerous in his present condition. FORMALLY OPENED. International Live Stock Exposition at Chicago. Chicago, Dec. 2.-The International Livestock exposition was formally opened here tonight; Before an ap preciative crowd which crowded Dex ter Park amphatheatre, -Mayor Harri son, Secretary of Agriculture Wil son, Governor Yat1s and R. W. Hall, of Teias, spoke in the order given. A parade of prize winning horses and concert preceded the speaking. Cloug's 8uccessor. St. Paul, Dec. 2.-It is stated that Frederick Weyerhauser. has been elected director at the Great Northern Lra:-ab siie · NOT FOREION TERRITORY DECISION IN FOURTEEN DIAMOND RINGS CASE. OPINION BY CHIEF JUSTICE Held That Resolution Adopted By Congress Was inef fective. Washington, Dec. 2.-The United States supreme court today rendered a decision in the case of Emil Pepke vs. United States. This is the case known as the "Fourteen Diamond Rings Cast," and involves the consti tutionality of the imposition of cus toms duties upon merchandise brought into the United States from the Phil ippines islands after the exchange of the peace treaty with Spain. The opinion was handed down by Chief Justice Fuller. The opinion was adverse to the claims of the government on the ground that the Philippine islands were at the time the rings were brought in, American territory. Ceas ing to be foreign territory, they be came domestic territory, he said. The decision in the Delima. Porto Rican cases were recited at length and it was held that the resolution adopted by congress concerning the Philip pines was not sufficient to change the situation. In his opinion in the Philippine case, Chief Justice Fuller said that the Phil ippine islands ceased to be foreign ter tory as soon as the Paris treaty of peace was signed and the resolutions to which he referred -as being ineffec tive and 'not binding was the resolu tion adopted by the senate soon after the ratification of the treaty. The chief justice concluded his opinion by reversing the decision of the court below. Justice Brown read an opinion concurritrg in the result but differing from the conclusions drawn on minor points. Justices Gray, Shiras, White and McKenna dis sented. Much interest has been ex pressed in this Philippine case be cause of the probable necessity of leg fslation relating to the Philippines at the present session of congress. The records show that Pepke, who was re spondent in the court below, was a soldier in the United States army of Luzon, and while there and after the ratification of the Paris treaty he pur .chased the 14 diamond rings, which are involved in the case. He after wards brought these rings while still in the service of the United States aboard the United States vessel trans porting his regiment to San Francisco, where he was mustered out. Later he came with the rings to Chicago where the rings were seized by customs of ficers under the claim that the Philip pine islands were foreign territory and merchandise brought from those is lands to the United States was sub jected to customes duties, which was not paid by Pepke. Pepke set up the claim that the imposition of duties upon merchandise under the circum stances was contrary to the constitu tion of the United States and is vio lation of his rights as a citizen. NOT EXPORTS. Constitutionality of Law for Benefit of Porto Rico Upheld. Washington, Dec. 2.-The United States supreme court today decided the second of the Dooley cases, involv ing the constitutionality of the law of April 12, providing for the collection of duty on articles shipped from the United States into Porto Rico. De-! cision was rendered by Justice Brown and sustained the government. Chief Justice Fuller and Justices Harlan, Brewer and Peckham united in a dissenting opinion which was handed down by the chief justice. They held that the duty imposed was export in character and the fact that it was levied for the benefit of Porto Rico did not change its character. Justice Brown's opinion held that as Porto Rico is not foreign territory goods shipped to Porto Rico are not exports, but whether exports or im ports the wide range of congress in the matter of taxation was sufficient for a contingency of this character., At best, he said, the duty was a tempo rary expedient and as it was eipliclt ly provided In the eraker act, that the Porto MOcaip . legislature couid abspge theeharactor of the enactmient it was held that the Foraker act W' merely legislation in the interet .it Porto Rico. Justice Brown ez.pfeit. said that the opinion was not to construed as a justification of e.p duties. It is generally believed that the finding of the supreme court i tli i Philippine case will lead to early f' ; forts by congress to secure legislation for the regulation of our commercial - relations with those islands. As the Porto Rican opinion sustaing the constitutionality of the Foraker a act no such necessity will- rise with respect to Porto Rico. BOUGHT BY UNCLE SAM. Terms of Transfer of Danish Westi Indies Settled. Copenhagen, Dec. 2.-A full agree ment has been reached between Den-r mark and the United States for the, sale of the Danish West Indies. Theoy..; treaty probably will be signed this.i week at. Washington. The price fixed is between four and five million dol lars. Not Confirmed. Washington, Dec. 2.-Up to the close. of business here today no word had. : reached the state department cr.,pe firmatory of the reported agreement, between Denmark and the United States for the sale of the Danish West Indies. STILL HOLDS OFFICE. Sheriff Megaarden at Court House Doing Business. Minneapolis, Dec. 2.-Philip T. Megaarden is still sheriff of Henne pin county. He remains at the court house all the time, taking his meals and sleeping in the jail and being in the office during regular business hours.. He refuses to recognize. Gov ernor Van Sant's order of suspension and will ignore everything except the orders of the court. PREPARING THE PAPERS. Minnesota Will Fight the Northern Securities Company. St. Paul, Dec. 2.-The following statement was given to the Associated Press at the governor's office late this afternoon: Governor Van Sant reports that he has been informed by Attorney Gen eral Douglass, that from the investiga tions made he has decided to insti tute legal proceedings in opposition to the proposed consolidation of railway interests and that papers are in pro cess of preparation. KILLED THE HIRED MAN. Claims the Deed Was Done In Self Defense. Sheidan, Wyo., Dec. 2.-James Field, a rahcher, living near Whitewood, S. D.., just across the state line, shot and instantly killed one of his em ployes, Charles Ramsey, during an altercation today. Field says Ramsey -, began shooting and that he fired in self defense, the first shot proving fatal. Ramsey's revolver was found 20 feet from his body but contained no exploded shells. Field gave him: self up and is being held on charge of , murder. ACCCIDENTALLY KILLED COUSIN. Remorse Made Him Commit Suicide. Kissimmee, Fla., Dec.. 2.-Belle Stef fo was shot and instantly killed this afternoon at her. home on Springle creek about three miles from here, and Harry Kindall is probably mortal ly wounded. He was hunting and it is supposed shot Miss Staffo accident ally and then committed suicide. He was found.speechless but when hand ed a pencil and paper wrote that he wanted to pass out of the world as quickly as possible. They were second cousins and the best of friends. Ki..6 . dall had recently returned from thie - Philippines. The Old Man's Fault. Pekin, Dec. 2.-The edict of t= V dowager empress deposing the r r:w apparent, Pu. Chun, says that the of such a man as Prince Tuan right to aspire to be heir apparen that moreover Pu Chun h overwhelmed with shai s -In' father's conduct. After More Oil. London, Dec. -The an comipany is negotiti for tko chase of the- Sbell Tr &p r I~s coyW' , ~1 ewtspcni l ~ i~~z