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VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1901. NO. 67..
iUputoDate Department Store The Most Successful Cut Sale OF THE SEASON 25 PER CENT. OFF fr1 Boys' Suits and Boys' Overcoats Cý They are surely going fast. We will Srun same until Christmas eve, Dec. 24, if the stock lasts that long. ONE-QUARTER THE PRICE OFF! Boys' 3-piece Suits, $5.00, for ....$3.75 Boys' 3-piece Suits, $4.00, for ... $3.00 Boys' 3-piece Suits, $3.00, for.... .$2.25 Boys' 3-piece Suits, $2.00, for..... $1.50 BOYS' LONG PANTS 3-PIECE SUITS Same reductions. We have them in ages ranging from 12 to 18. BOYS' SHORT OVERCOATS. Nearly half sold since we started this sale last week. Still we have a fair assortment left, but they cannot last long. n BOYS' LONG ULSTERS. In these we make everybody's eyes open wide. Boys' Leggings and Overshoes. Christmas Slippers for Everyone. We are showing the Greatest Line of NECKWEAR Ever Shown in this State. WE ARE READY FOR CHRISTMAS TRADE. Ij Donovan McCormick Company We close our store every evening (Satur ;i - I day excepted) at 6:30. (.pstosDate Depaortent 5tore Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Real Estate OF BILLINGS, ,lONTANA. Improved and Unimproved, in Bi] ings and surrounding country, for T'ransact a General Banking sale on reasonable terms. Busi ness. Administer Bstates. iuy and ell Ital Rstate Money to Loan Live Mtoek. 1 _ _On long time at low rates of in Responsible Capital, $125,006 terest on city and ranch property. Abstracts of Title Collect Rents Carefully prepared from the public Take Charge "4 Business Af- official records of Yellowstone Co. !airs for Non-Residents. - F-- - -Thos. J. Bouton, G. F. BURLA, Cashier. BELKNAP BLOCK IMPORTANT TO SHOE BUYERS THIS is the season of the year 'when all wise shoe buyers are looking about for the best place to purchase footwear for t.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 and $5.00. All Solid Work Shoes for Men, warranted $g, $2.50, $3.00 and $3 50 JOHN D. LOSEKAMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER AND) OUTFIttER. CHILI'S REPLY IS AWAITED AND ON IT MAY DEPEND THE PEACE OF TWO NATIONS. ARGENTINE ARMS RESERVE Chili Busy Buying War Ships In An Endeavor to Make Her Navy Equal Her Rival's. Buenos Ayres, Dec. 12.-The rela tions between Chili and the Argentine Republic are strained. Chili has not yet answered the demand of the strat egic roads in the litigated territory. The Chilian answer to this question will be given tomorrow. The Argen tine government believes that the Chilian answer will be satisfactory, but part of the press doubts this. In the meantime both countries are takl ing protective measures. In case Chili's reply is not favorable, Argen tine will withdraw her minister from Santiago de Chili and the antecedents in the history of the misunderstand ing will be forwarded to Great Bri tain for arbitration. Chili is busily en gaged in buying warships, aiming to surpass the power of Argentine's fleet. Commercial interests here hope that the influence of the pope will prevent a conflict of arms between the two countries. There have been no war like manifestations, but the press are united in support of the government. The Argentine and foreign newspa pers published here unanimously counsel the Argentine government to maintain its present energetic atti tude. The Argentine government deposit ed £2,100,000 in London yesterday to insure payments of the coupons of the Argentine debt. The Argentine gov ernment possesses another reserve of £13,000,000. The bourse at Buenos Ayres is but slightly disturbed. A decree ordering the mobilization of the reserves of 1878 and 1879 on January 1, has been issued. These reserves number 60,000 men. The chamber in secret session has voted the credits necessary for the mobil'ization of the militia. War Will Be Averted. Washington. Dec. 12.-Secretary Hay has received cablegrams from Minister Lord at Buenos Ayres and Minister Wilson at Santiago de Chili stating in effect that while the situa tion is extremely grave, to the best of their opinion war between Chili and Argentine will not follow. JURY SAYS GUILTY. Slayer of "One Arm" Sullivan Con victed of Manslaughter. St. Paul, Minn.. Dec. 12.-A special to the Pioneer Press from Grand Rapids, Minn., says: The jury in the case of William Randolph of Kooch iching, charged with murder in the first degree, this afternoon returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the first degree. Randolph was indict ed for the killing of "One Arm" Frank Sullivan at Rainy Lake City February 7, last. The killing was the culmina tion of one of the most sensational gun fights that ever took place in the northwest. Randolph was wounded twice, but recovered, and later gave himself up. He is now out on bail pending an appeal. CANAL BILL REPORTED. Committee Act Favorably On Morgan Right-of-Way Bill. Washington, Dec. 12.-The senate committee on isthmian canals today authorized a favorable report on Sen ator Morgan's bill providing for the acquisition from Nicaragua and Costa Rico of the right-of-way via the Nica raguan route. Senator Morgan later presented the report to the senate, accompanying the return of the bill. with a voluminous report upon the general subject of a canal across the isthmus. Action on the bill providing for the construction of the canal was deferred. Holiday Adjournment. Washington, Dec. 12.-In the senate today Mr. Allison, from the commit tee on appropriations, favorably re ported the. concurrent resolutions adopted by the house providing for a holiday recess from December 18 to January 1, 1902, sad it was agreed-ts. UNITED STATES COURT. Trial of Lee and Garvin Set-Many Witnesses. Helena, Dec. 12.-[Special to Ga zette.J The trial of Robert Lee and Sam Garvin, charged with stealing 400 head of Crow Indian cattle and altering the brands, will commence in the United States court here to morrow. Many Indians and reserva tion officers, employes and others are here to participate in the trial. The trial of James Young of Kalis pell on the charge of counterfeiting went to the jury today. At midnight the jury had not arrived at a verdict. MYSTIC SHRINERS. Two Billings Men In the List. f Of ficers. Helena, Dec. 12.-[Special tO . zentte.] Eighteen candidates w r initiated into the Mystic Shrine at the annual meeting of Algeria Temple to night. Officers were also elected. George M. Hays of Billings was el4ct ed assistant Rabban, and J. H. Rine hart of Billings was appointed al chemist. The candidates were taken to Ma sonic hall tonight, tied to a big rope amid a blaze of red fire and detona Sions of exploding bombs. A banquet itlowed the initiations. THE OFFER WAS iN BONDS THE OWNERSHIP OF WHICH MIGHT PROVE EMBARRASSING Washington, Dec. 12.-It transpires that the gift of $10,000,000 which An drew Carnegie tendered to President Roosevelt for the founding of a great institution for higher education was not an offer of $10,000,000 in cash, but bonds of the par value of that amount of the United States. Steel corporation. The offer of the bonds is embarrassing to the administration, owing to the complications which might arise if the government own ed them, and the president, it is under stood, is now in correspondence with Mr. Carnegie about the matter. It is understood to be his desire that the bonds be converted into cash. If this is done, the only obstacle in the path of the acceptance of the gen erous gift of Mr. Carnegie will be re moved. Pending the result of this correspondence Mr. Carnegie's offer is being withheld from congress. The president has conferred with several prominent senators and repre sentatives about the mai ýr, in the past day or two, and all c, acur with him in the belief that acceptance, by the government, of the bonds of the big steel corporation might subject the administration to criticism and might prove exceedingly embarrassing in the future. It is pointed out for instance that in the event of legal proceedings, by the department of justice, against the corporation, the holding of its bonds by the govern ment might lead to adverse criticism. The suggestion that the govern ment accept the bonds and then dis pose of them for cash is considered equally objectionable. WASHINGTON SELECTED. Next Encampment of the G. A. R. Will Be Held at National Capital. Chicago, Dec. 12.-Members of the executive committee of the national council of the Grand Army of the Re public at a meeting here tonight de cided to' hold the next annual en campment at Washington, D. C. It has been decided that the encampment will be held in the fall, although the exact date will not be selected until tomorrow. READOUT OF THE PARTY. Senators McLaurin and Wellington Disowned By Democratic Leaders. Washington, Dec. 12.--The demo cratic leaders of the senate have no tified the republicans that the minor ity does not feel called upon to pro vide committee places lor either Sen ator McLaurin or Wellington. It is understood that the republicans will provide those two senators with com mittee assignments. Good Material to Work On. Constantinople, Dec. 12 -The latest information is that Miss Stone and her companion are well and the brigands complain that the missionary is trying to convert them to Christianty. President of Switzerland. Berne, Dec. 12.-Jos. Seemp of Lu cerne, vice president of the federal council, has been elected president of the, Swias federation for 1902. SCHLEY COURT WiLL REPORT SECRETARY LONG WILL NOT RE VIEW FINDINGS. JUDGE ADVOCATE AT COURT Has Not Yet Signed the Report-Pa pers In Case Being Returned to Department. Washington, Dec. 12.-The Schley urt of inquiry is nearing the end of its labors, and while it is impossible to secure from the members or from the navy department a statement as to when the report will be submitted, it is believed that it cannot be delay ed more than 24 hours. It was said in the department at the close of of fice hours, that the report was nearly finished. It is the intention of Secre tary Long to have typewritten copies of it prepared immediately for the press. Although clothed with reviewing au thority Secretary Long has said that he will not exercise it in this case. The report will be given to the pub lic without the slightest change and without any endorsement in the na ture of a review of the proceedings. The court was again in session today, though Admiral Dewey did not attend the afternoon meeting. Captain Lem ly, the judge advocate of the court, paid a visit to the court room this morning, and carried away some pa pers, which, while connected with the case, were not the report of the court. He has not yet signed the re port. as he expects to do. WHITE CAP OUTRAGES MAN AND TWO WOMEN WHIPPED BY MASKED MEN. New Albany, Ind., Dec. 12.-News reached this city today of an outbreak of the white caps in Crawford county, near English. During the past week William Cunningham, a former justice of the peace, Jessie Tyro, and Miss Alice Haycock, all of Sterling town ship, have been taken from their beds by a mob of masked men and whipped with hickory switches. In every case the back of the victim was literally cut to pieces. The victims were ac cused of immoral practices, and had been warned to desist. The better class of people of the community is indignant at the outrage. This is the first outbreak of whitecaps in Craw ford county in several years. FIRE DESTROYED EVIDENCE. All Papers in Goebel Murder Trials Lost. Cincinnati, Dec. 12.-By the burn ing of the store of Lowry & Goebel today Arthur Goebel lost the papers relating to the death of his brother, William Goebel- and the trials of ex, Secretary of State Caleb Powers, James Howard, Henry Youtsey and others who have been tried or indict ed in Kentucky for the tragedy at Frankfort almost two years ago. These papers included affidavits, confessions and volumes of testimony. While Arthur Goebel suffered considerable in the burning of the store he grieved more over the loss of those papers than over the loss of his goods. Since the death of his brother, Arthur Goe ble has given most of his time to se curing evidence for the prosecution in these cases. American Cardinals. New York, Dec. 12.-A dispatch from Rome says: "To maintain the decision of the pope.not to create any cardinals in America while Cardinal Gibbons lives, and satisfy at the same time the earnest solicitations, which some have even attributed to the pres ident, it has been suggested to create Archbishop Ireland a cardinal, to re side in Rome, and to make Archbishop Corrigan a cardinal reserved "in pec tore" for announcement after the death of Cardinal Gibbons. Nick Kessler's Funeral. Helena, Dec. 12.-[Special to Ga zette.] The funeral of the late Nich olas Kessler will be held Sunday af-, ternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. The Elks have charge of. the services at the house, while the Masons will "melate at the grave. THE LEASING BILL. Measure American Cattle Growers' Association Wants Enacted. By request The Gazette publishes the full text of the bill which the American Cattle Growers' association is seeking to have enacted into a law. The "leasing bill," as it is popularly known, is a measure famiiar by name to almost everybody interested in the cattle and stock business in the west and its general purpose is also more or less familiar to all, but only a very few have ever seen a copy of the pro posed measure and in order that all may become acquainted with its pro visions and be given the opportunity to express themselves regarding it is herewith published. The title of the bill is, "A Bill to Provide for the Leasing for Grazing Purposes of Vacant Public Domain, and Reserving all Rights of Home stead and Mineral Entry." The bill itself is as follows: "Section 1. Be it enacted by the sen ate and house of representatives of the United States of America in con gress assembled; That all vaPa.t pub lic lands west of the ore hundredth meridian west from Greenwch shall be leased for stock-grazing purposes,. subject to the right of homestead and mineral entry under existing laws of the United States, and when so en tered, to be canceled from the lease. "Sec. 2. Leases of such lands shall not be subject to bid. The uniform rental shall be 2 cents per acre per an num, payable annually in advance, and preference for such leases shall be given to owners of cultivated agri cultural land, for leasable lands abut ting upon their freeholds in propor tion of ten acres of leasehold to one acre of freehold. A like preference of ten acres of leasehold to one acre of freehold shall be given to stock growers who are also freeholders; this preference shall apply only to lands within the icounties upon which their stock habitually range. If in case of either of the preferences above provided there shall not be sufficient leaseable lands in the county to give each person entitled to the preference the maximum proportion of ten acres. to one, then said lands shall be pro rated between the persons entitled to such preference. The further pre ference to lands not leased under the foregoing provisions of this section shall be given to stockgrowers who were in actual use and occupancy of said lands during the year ending Jan uary 1, 1901, to be leased to them in proportion to their respective inter ests in and use therof. Where the states lease state lands the bona fide holders of such state leaseholds shall be beneficaries of the preference given above to stockgrowers who areEalso freeholders; provided that such state leaseholds are not held by any one person in tracts exceeding 640 acres in any one body. Freehold rights un der this section shall not apply to townsite property, nor to any lands deriving title from Spanish or Mexi can grants. "Sec. 3. All leases to run ten years, with the privilege of renewal for a sec ond term of ten years. the first lesee having the preference for such second term, provided he shall have complied with the requirements of this law and the terms of his lease, and has not allowed his leasehold to deteriorate. "Sec. 4., The revenue derived from the leases herein authorized shall be paid into the treasury of the United States, and the net revenue after de ducting the expense of administering this act. shall be held in trust to be paid to such states and territories wherein the leaseholds are situated. as provide a state engineer and other proper means for devoting the same to the diversion or storage of water and its distribution for irrigation of agricultural lands. Only such revenue as is derived in any state or territory shall be returned to it for such pur pose. "Sec. 5. The secretary of the in terior shall have the power to cancel a lease when its holder becomes in eligible, and shall administer this act, making all needful rules and regula tions for that purpose. "Sec. 6. Nothing in this act shall deprive the United States of control of all reservations for any purpose, now existing or herafter created. "Sec. 7. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage." WILL THE BOERS ACCEPT? Powers Willings to Intervene In South Africa On Conditions. - London, Dec. 12.-The Brussels cor respondent of the Standard cables thit Mr, Kruger has been informed Of the willingsness of some of the powers w intervene in South Africa if the Boel . leader will accept automony the supremacy of Great Blttatnl