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'FHE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
VOL. XVII. , BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1901. NO. 69. Up.to.Date Department 5tore Christmas (iift! Well, wouldn't this make a nice one for your wife?.  , For the Holidays only we offer this fine Universal Range for $40.00 . The Swellest Line of Pocket Cutlery in the city. Keen Kutter Knives 10c to $2.50 All Departments Open Every Night This Week until 9 o'clock. Donovan: McCormick Company Upsto.Date Department Store Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Real Estate OF BILLINGS, ,.ONTANA. Improved and Unimproved, in Bill ings and surrounding country, for Transact a General Banking sale on reasonable terms. Business. Administer Estates. Buy and Sell Real Estate and MOney to Loan Live Stoc. ey to a On long time at low rates of in Responsible Capital, $125,00 terest on city and ranch property. Abstracts of Title Collect Rents Carefully prepared from the public Take Charge of Business Af- official records of Yellowstone Co. fairs for Non-Residents. 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 winter. Absolute comfort, solid wear and guaranteed satisfac tion is what you get at S 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 tiN D. LOSE~AMP, oa PEOThIER AND OUTFITTER.. ISTATEMENT FOR DEFENSE IN THE LEE-CARVIN CASE ATTORNEY GODDARD TELLS COURT AND JURY WHAT THE DEFENSE WILL PROVE. EXPERIENCED MEN TESTIFY ABOUT BRANDING CATTLE All Agree that Brand Could Not Be Run On to Exceed Twenty-five or Thirty Animals per Day by Two Men No Matter How Expert. Helena, Dec. 19.-LSpecial to The Gazette.J This was the first' day of the defense inning in the Lee-Garvin case in the federal court. Attorney Goddard made. the opening statement as to what the defense would prove, and several witnesses were examined to prove the contention of the de fense. Mr. Goddard said that Garvin had lived in the basin bearing his name a number of years and had been engaged in the cattle business. Four years ago Lee became his foreman with the understanding that Lee could range his own cattle in the basin. In 1899 Lee bought 100 head of "OT" cattle in Wyoming. Last year Lee bought some cattle from two men named Anderson and Smith, the un derstanding being that the cattle would be branded with Lee's "OT" brand when delivered, as there were no facilities for branding cattle in the basin. Smith ar.d Anderson deliver ed the cattle properly branded and at the time they turned over the animals both men gave Lee a bill of sale, wit nessed by Garvin and Ewing. God. dard said the cattle bought from Smith and Anderson bore the latter's "Mashed 0" brand. No attempt was made to prevent persons going into the basin and examining brands. It wnc imnneaihl- tor have hranldrl not. FAVOR THE CANAL BILL COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION COMMITTEE REPORT. Concentrates Authority and Responsi bility in the Hands of the President. Washington, Dec. 19.-Representa tive Hepburn of Iowa, chairman of the house committee on commerce and navigation, today made the report of the committee in favor of the Nica rauguan canal bill. After stating the terms of the bill, the report in part says: The purpose of this bill is to concen trate authority and responisbility for the constructing of this great work in the hands of the president. It has been believed by your committee that this course would be safer to be pur sued in carrying out the purposes of the bill, involving the expenditure of so large a sum of money to be made at a distance from the capital, than any other method that could be devis ed. We tried to concentrate authority and responsibility rather than to dis perse it among many persons." The report refers to the "Exhaustive report made by the isthmian commis sion, of which Admiral Walker is the head, in which the features of this en terprise are fully and at length dis cussed," and adds: "No doubt is ex pressed by the committee as to the practicability of the enterprise, on the contrary they join with a score of pre decessors in expressing their belief that the work can be carried to a suc cessful termination within the limits of the total cost and within the time. All of the great political parties are committed to the policy of the con struction of this canal." HOLIDAY RECESS. Congress Adjourned to Meet on Tues day, January 7. Washington, Dec. 19.-Before the house adjourned today for the holiday recess a special order was made for the consideration of the Nicarauguan canal bill, beginning on Tpesday, Jan tie in the basin, that fire seen nea: the corral was used by Lee and Garvii in heating irons to sear wounds o cattle that had been dehorned. Sev eral witnesses were called to prove that it would have been impossible to have made "running" brands upoi cattle in the short time the govern ment claimed it was done. "Bud" Lit tlepage, who had worked for large oul fits, said that it would have been in possible for two trained men to hav put on running brands on more that 25 or 30 cattle a day as animals woul have to be roped. On cross-examina tion the witness said it might hav been possible for two men to hav branded over "ID" and "CO" wit] mashed "O" in open chutes, but h had never seen such a thing and woul not attempt it. ExSheriff Dunn of Carbon count: said two men could not have brande cattle with mashed "O" over "ID" an "CO" from an open chute, and coul not put on ear marks without "squeezer." The witness said 25 o 30 cattle per day was all that tw men could put running brands on. R. C. Howard, formelly boss herc er on the Crow reservation, said tha 15 cattle a dey were about all tw could put running brands on in a day Stock Inspector Collins testifie uary 7, and to continue until the bill is disposed of, the cider not, however, to interfere with revenue or appro priation bills. The session of the house was brief, the major portion of the time being occupied by Mr. D'Ar mond of Missouri in making a person al explanation regarding reports cir culated in his district concerning his course in the matter of the extension of rural free delivery. The senate held only a brief session and also adjourned for the holidays. VICE-ADMIRAL OF NAVY. Bill Introduced Reviving Grade and Authorizing Three Appointments. Washington, Dec. 19.-Representa tive Pearre of Maryland today intro duced a bill reviving the grade of vice admiral of the navy, and authorizing the appointment of William T. Samp son, Winfield Scot Schley and Chas. E. Clark to the grade of vice-admirals. As Mr. Pearre represents the dis trict from which Admiral Schley comes and has been an active ad herent of the admiral, the proposition to unite Admirals Sampson and Schley and Captain Clark of the Oregon in advancement to the rank of vice-ad miral is regarded as a conciliatory step. WITH MALICIOUS INTENT. Verdict of Coroner's Jury in Great Northern Wreck. St. Paul, Dec. 19.-A Pioneer Press special from Kalispell, Mont., says: The coroner's" jury here today return. ed the following verdict in the death of Alin V. Herrickson who was killed in the wreck at Essex, Mont., Sunday: "That said deceased came to his death by an accident to the Great Northern passenger train on Decem. her 15, at Essex by the removal of, or loosening of certain spikes or angle bars connected to said rail or rails at said place by a person or persons who in the opinion of the jury, according to evidence, did with malicious inten tions on their,part try to do damage tc said railway." It was signed by all six jurors. Government Scale of Wages. Washington, Dec. 19.-A bill was in trcduced in the senate today by Mr Mitchell fixing $2 as the minimun rate of wages to be paid to women it . th amnlro of tho ,"nr-,nmnl' KANSAS CITY COMMERCIAL CLUD. Banquet Held in Commemoration of John 3ay Treaty. Kansas City, Dec 19.-Five hun dred sat tonight at the seventh annual banquet of the Commerlial club of Kansas City held .n commemoration of the John Jay treaty It. was the most elaborate :.pread in the history of the club and one of the biggest ever held in the city Among the guests of horer were Wu Tmng Fang, the 'hi lese n;rister, Gen. Arthur McCarthur. )"mn- Congress man John M. All- o. .lississippi and liederick W. LohnuinT of St. l.ouls. STEAMER BROKE IN TWO. Eight of Crew Drowned-Others Have Narrow Escape. Charlestown, W. Va., Dec. 19.-The steamer Kanahaw Belle which runs between Charlestown and Montgomery went over lock No.. 3, at Pant creek on her down trip and broke in two and is a total wreck. Eight of the crew, all decks hands and roustabouts were drowned. All the officers of the boat were saved, but some of them had nar row escapes. COAL FAMINE IN CHIGACO AND WEATHER BUREAU PRE DICTS COLD WAVE. Floods and Severe Weather Have Tied Up the Coal Roads-Busi ness Houses Suffering. ' Chicago, Dec. 19.-Chicago is fac ing a coal famine, and 15 degrees be 1 low zero is predicted by the weather 1 bureau within 24 hours. Throughout a the entire city big consumers of hard r and soft coal are beg,,n; shippers to 3 supply. them without avail. The se vere werth-r and the floods through the corl minirg dietricts have tied t up railroads t) such an extent that shipping is almost impossible. To add to the serious -hortage, railroad companies Pie exercising their pre rogative of confiscating carloads of coal as scon as they arrive here and 1 are putting them to their own use. Large business houses are suffering severely for the want of coal and many ccncerns are hampered by reason of f insufficient steam power. Today many owners of large buildings were beseiging coal dealers and begging that they be supplied with enough coal to tide over the zero weather. At midnight a number of coal deal e ers who had canvassed the situation in the city reported that there was not above 30 hours' supply in the city. If relief does not come by that time there will be much suffering and many manufacturing plants will be forced to close. The prediction of the weather bu reau was for a new record in low tem perature for Chicago in the month of December, the announcement being made in- the afternoon that it would g fall this evening to 15 below zero. At midnight the mercury showed five and was slowly falling. COURT MARTIAL CASES. Records From Philippines Received at War Department. n Washington, Dec. 19.-"History af 1- fords no parallel of a whole peoph y thus practically turning war traitors and in the genius of no other peoph was ever found such masterful powere of secrecy and dissimulation, but ii is needless to say that no powerfu it state was ever erected, or ever car be erected on such immoral and unen Slightened foundations." This statement is made by Genera Chaffee, military governor of the Phil h ippines in a review of one of a num d her of court martial cases in the is lands, the records of which have beer is received at the war department. Indicted Slot Machine Owners. ir Omaha, Dec. 19.-The grand jur3 e- voted true bills against 48 businesr It men and others for keeping and main ,, taining gambling devices. The chargi gwas slot machines. o General Alger IlIl. Detroit, Dec. 19.-General R. A Alger, former secretary of war, is suf fering from a severe attack of gall stone. A consultation of physician, n- was held at his residence today, an, r. It was decided that unless Genera m Alger should considerably improve b: in tomorrow an operation would be pec ; WILL REPLY TO SCHLEY BILL OF EXCEPTIONS AND LET T TER REFERRED TO LEMLEY. r SAMPSON'S KICK COMING Ground for Objections to Findings of Admiral Dewey in Court of e Inquiry. e s Washington, Dec. 19.-Mr. Theall, y acting for Mr. Slayton, counsel for k Rear Admiral W. T. Sampson, today d called at the navy department to see v, Judge Advocate General Lemley. Mr. e Theall stated that the objections to Lt the findings of Admiral Dewey will r- not be filed with Secretary Long until tomorrow. In brief this statement will object to Admiral Dewey's find ings that Admiral Schley was in ab solute command at the battle of San tiago, being on the ground that testi mony touching this point was not ad mitted during the sessionis of the court. The bill of exceptions filed by coun sel for Admiral Schley with Secretary Long yesterday and the accompanying ,e letter of Mr. Rayner, have been re ferred to Judge Advocate Lemley, who is engaged in the preparation of a reply, which will be made tomorrow.. WATER SCARCE. c- Kansas Suffering for Water More e- Than From Cold. Topeka, Dec. 19.-Three degrees be lt low zero is the lowest temperature recorded by the official thermometers. in Kansas today. To night the indica tion are that the mercury will descend. several degress further. The cold: spell has up to the present time been almost unaccompanied by winds and no suffering to stock is resulting. If d it were not for the scarcity of water e the stockmen could get along without any trouble from the weather. The water supply, however, is the most e. serious problem of the winter. Little snow has accompanied the cold and y the outlook for stockmen is anything but encouraging. DOWIE ON WITNESS STAND ELIJAH, THE RESTORER, BROKE DOWN AND WEPT. Court Packed to Overflowing With His Followers, Who Escort Him Back to "Zion." Chicago. Dec. 19.-"Dr." John Alex ander Dowie, the proclaimed "Elijah,, the restorer," broke down when he went to the witness stand today in his own behalf and between choking sobs, told how his confidence in his brother-in-Jaw and legal opponent, Samuel Stevenson, had been shaken. The portly figure of the aged witness shook spasmodically and the tears streamed down his face, as he re called memories of Stevenson's es pousal of Dowie's sister, now deceas ed. Later as he was cross-examined t the meek and lowly demeanor chang 1 ed and he denounced Stevenson, call ed him the "abominable traveling companion" and said he was of no use in "Zion" and was always blundering. 1 Judge Tuley's court was packed to overflowing with the followers of "Elijah II" who followed minutely the "doctor's" testimony, and who at the end of the day's session gathered around him to act as his body guard back to "Zion." United Irish League. New York, Dec. 19.-The provisional s executive committee of the United Irish League of America, formed by e the Irish envoys, Redmond,. McHugh and O'Donnel, before leaving for Ire land, held its first meeting today at the Hoffman house. Among the new members of the league are Roger Q. Vail of the Irish Standard, Minneapo Slis, and General Charles D. Curtil of s. Helena, Mont. I We,ather. * Washington, Dec. ' 19.-140- n . r- Fair and warmer 'rday.-: