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VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1901. NO. 71. BLIZZARD IS RACING IN WESTERN MONTANA BUTTE AND MISSOULA REPORT BLINDING STOQRM OF SLEET AND SNOW. ý STORM APPEARS TO BE WORKING SOUTHWARD jCovers All of Western Montana and Extends Through to Coast Where High Winds Prevail and Marine Disasters are Feared. bSalt Lake, Dec. 26.-Sleet and snow st"%d accompanied by wind, which at sosm ints almost reached the veloc lty'"a hurricane, have played havoc train and telegraph service from 'the northwest. In the mountains west of Missoula, Mont., the snow and sleet was blind ing. The storm is still raging in the mountains, all trains are more or less delayed, while the telegraph service is completely prostrated. Spokane, Wash., so far as telegraphic, service is concerned, is completely cut off from the outside world. At Butte, the storm came from the west out of-a clear sky, the snow, driv en by a fierce wind, being so thick that it was impossible to see across the streets. Apparently the storm ex tends clear through to the coast. Seat tie, Tacoma and other points reported terrific wind and marine disasters are feared. The storm appears to be grad ually working south. COV. SHAW WILL ACCEPT PRESIDENT TELEGRAPHS THE NEW SECRETARY. Expressing Pleasure at His Decision to Take the Offered Cabinet Position. Des Moines, Ia., Dec. 26.-Governor Shaw tonight received the following message from President Roosevelt, the first he has received direct from the preseident regarding his appointment: "To Governor Shaw: I am delighted that you have consented to accept portfolio of secretary of the treasury. Have written. (Signed) Theordore Roosevelt." PONTIFICIAL MISSION. One Will Be Sent to Attend Corona tion. Rome, Dec. 26.-It has been decided to send a pontificial mission to the coronation of King Edward. This mis sion will be organized on lines similar to the one which attended the Victor ian jubilee. The head of the mission has not yet been chosen. IMPORTANT TO SHOE BUYERS THIS is the season of the year when all wise shoe buyers r. 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, - .c $2.00 and $2.50 S- W. L. Douglas Union Made Shoes for Men, $3, $3.50 and $5.00. All Solid Work Shoes fgr Men, warranted $2, $2.50, $3.00 and $3 50 JOHN D. LOSEKAMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER AND O(UTFITi ".s. High winds are reported from Utah points today and every indica tion points to a severe blizzard in the inter-mountain region. Sudden Change. Helena, Dec. 26.-A storm struck Helena, this forenoon with a sudden ness that was startling. An appar ently calm warm morning was soon transformed into a howling blizzard. The snow descended rapidly while the wind raged. The storm lasted al most an hour and afterwards there was a high wind. During the storm the wind attained a velocity of 45 miles an hour.. The storm came from the northwest and was general over western and central Montana. From Fort Benton conies reports of the worst storm known in years. Big windows of the court house were blown in and other minor damages were done. MAY BE HELD FOR MURDER. Kid Curry's Victims Are In a Pre carious Condition. Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 26.-Pinker ton Detective Lowell Spence, who came here from Chicago to identify Logan, alias Curry, who is still in the city, states that it is likely that the engineer and firemen of the train from which the Montana bank bills were stolen will be brought here to further identify Logan. The condition of Patrolman Sailor and Dinwiddie, whom Logan shot, is now very critical and it appears very improbable that the bandit will ever be taken west, but that he will be tried for murder here. It is now thought that neither of the men can recover. CONDUCTOR KING KILLED. Blown From Train By High Wind and Dashed Against Rocks. Missoula, Mont., Dec. 26.-Conductor Charles King was killed last night just across the line in Idaho. Conductor King, who had charge of a freigt train, was blown from his train by the fierce wind of a storm raging while trying to reach the caboose. King had been helping a brakeman, and had started to the rear of the train when the dis aster occurred. King's mangled body was found at the bottom of a deep gorge, having been blown from the train while almost in the center of a trestle. CHARGES DISMISSED. Court Failed to Sustain Charges Against Devery. New York, Dec. 26.-Justice Hol brook handed down an order in the court of special sessions today dis missing the charges of oppression C brought against Deputy Police Com mission Devery.., The charges were made at the instance of a discharged patrolman, named O'Neill, who alleged that Devery refused to hear witnesses summoned by O'Neill when he was called upon to answdr a complaint that he, O'Neill, had drawn a revolver without cause in making a daylight arrest. WRECKED ON CEDAR ISLAND. Gasoline Yacht Aboard of Which Were the Edison Party. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 26.-It was re ported from Beufort, S. C., today that g the gasoline yacht Onananiche, in which the two sons of Thomas A. Edi son, the inventor, and the wife of one of them, with several friends, recent ly passed through Norfolk en route to Florida waters, ,as been wrecked on Cedar island, nder Beufort. No par ticulars came with the report. GIVES UP CAMPAIGN. General Maso Leaves Havana for His 1 Home. Havana, Dec. 26.-General Barto lome Maso, candidate of the demo- g cratic party for the presidency of Cuba w left here this forenoon for his home at t Manzanillo. He has given up the cam paign. The demonstration yesterday evening as well as that held at the railroad station this morning brought out a large crowd. Weather. Washington, Dec. 26.-Montana: Fair in east; snow in western portion; colder Friday. Saturday fair; west winds. GOVERNOR ROCERS DEAD LAST ILLNESS WAS OF SHORT DURATION. Washington's Chief Executive Suc cumbs to a Complication of Lung Troubles. Olympia, Wash., Dec. 26.-Governor SJohn R. Rogers died at 8 o'clock to night. Governor John R. Rogers was taken sick Friday evening with a cold which developed into pneuimonia. On Sun I day his condition was such as to alarm his friends, but on Monday afternoon the governor was much better and it was thought that the danger had been passed. A consultation of physicians was held, and developed the fact that the patient was progressing as well as could. be expected. Tuesday it was announced that the governor was suffering from lobar pneumonia. The disease was then located in the middle lobe of the right lung. It was impossible to say until Wednesday was passed whether the disease would spread. Favorable symptoms continued but early today the governor was suddenly taken worse, dying at 8 o'clock tonight. MANY MADE HAPPY. Custom of Christmas Giving Generally Observed. New York, Dec. 26.-According to the daily, papers, never before in the history of the holiday festivities has Christmas giving been so universal in this city and vicinity. It is estimat ed that large business houses and cor porations alone distributed over $15, 000,000 among their employes. RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION. Mileage for Year Larger Than for Eleven Years. Chicago, Dec. 26.-Figures. prepar ed by the Railway Age show that rail road building in the United States in 1901 has been greater than it had been for 11 years previous, the total ap proximately 5,056 miles of line. The construction for the year added to the total mileage previously con structed brings the total mileage of the country to approximately 199,370 miles. Damaged By High Water. Rome, Dec. 2B.--The river Arno has overflowed its banks and the waters Baye caused considerable damage at Floreance and Pisa. KILLED OVER CRAP CAME COOL HEADS PREVENT OUT BREAK OF RACE RIOT. INTERFERED IN NEGRO ROW Two White Men Dead and One White Man and a Negro Wounded. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 26.-In a general fight between white men and negroes at Childersburg yesterday af ternoon, a white man and his son were killed, while a white boy and one negro were wounded. The negroes are now in jail at Talladega. The Dead. J. BIRD, middle aged white man. REUBEN BIRD, his son, aged 15. The Wounded. Tom Holley, a negro, probably fatal ly. Geo,. Bird, white, shot in the leg. The trouble grew out of a crap game, the negroes quarreled over the winnings. Tom Holley shot at one of the party when J. Bird, a white man, came up and advised the negroes to stop fighting. Holley becoming anger ed at the interference, fired on Bird, mortally wounding him. Bird's two sons rushed to his side, and one of them shot the negro, Holley, inflicting a fatal wound. By this time the negroes were firing on both the boys and they began to seek shelter. Reuben Bird went to his father, who was dying, and was or dered by George Woods, a negro, to run. The 'boy begged to remain by his father but on failure to move, was shot dead. Charner Woods, father of George "Woods, then shot the elder Bird again. George Bird was shot in the legs while escaping. A large crowd of whites quickly gathered and surrounding the negroes captured them all and took them. to Talladega. For a while it seemed as if a race riot would result, but the quick action of conservative citizens prevented an out break. WILL DROP CONTROVERSY. General Miles Will Accept Situation With Good Grace. Washington, Dec. 26.-Lieutenant General Miles resumed his duties lb command of the army at his office in the war department today. It is said that he has decided to accept the sit uation with the best possible grace, and will say or do nothing to continue the controversy. So far as known the incident will cause no decided change in his prearranged plans, official or social, for the future. CASUALTIES NOT REPORTED. G rrison at Zeefontaine Attacked By' General DeWet. London, Dec. 26:-The following dis patch has been received from Lord Kitchener dated Johannesburg: Gen eral Rundle reports that the night of December 24 Colonel Forman's com pany at Zeefontaine consisting of.three companies of yeomanry and two guns was successfully rushed by a strong commando under DeWet. It is feared that the casualities were heavy. Two regiments of light horse are pursuing the Boers. CUBAN POLITICS. Threats of What Will Be Done When Republic is Formed. Havana, Dec. 26.-Newspapers quote General Maximo Gomez as threatening to have Civil Governor Recio of Puerto Principe province expelled from office when he returns to Havana, for hav Sing permitted demonstrations against Gomez in the course of his political tour of that province. The same papers also say that Gen eral Gomez has threatened to "string up" a few others when the Cuban re public is formed. Will Study Old Norse. Copenhagen, Dec. 26.-Professor Tinglestad, recently appointed profes sor of Scandinavian languages and literature at the University of North a Dakota, is in Copenhagen, for the pur a pose of studying Old Norse and othe, t branches in his line of work, at the University of Copenhagen. SPURIOUS MASONS. Grand Master of State of New York Issues Warning. Albany, N. Y., Dec.. 26.-Grand Mas ter Chas. V. Mead of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the state of New York, addressed a letter today to the lodges within his juris diction warning them against clandes tin and spurious lodges, which he learns are about to be established in the jurisdiction. He therefore coun sels the craft to exercise great care in the admission of visitors. Grover Cleveland Accepts. New York, Dec. 26.-Ex-President Cleveland has formally accepted the appointment to the industrial depart ment of Civic Federation, created at the recent peace conference of capital and labor leaders. His letter was de livered today to Chairman Strauss of the conference.. Mr. Strauss says ev ery man named on the general com mittee has signified a general accept ance of the trust and work. MILLION ACRES WITHDRAWN Land in Northwestern Montana to Be Forest Reserve. Kalispell, Dec. 26.-The land office of Kalispell has received a letter from the interior department instructing the register and receiver to withdraw from settlement all of the land north and west of the Kootenai river in Mon tana. It preserves the rights of all actual settlers who had settled before the date of the order, which is Decem ber 18, 1901. The whole of the Yakt bottom and the mountains surround ing are covered by the order. The area of land withdrawn from settle ment is more than 1,000,000 acres, and all but about 276,480 acres is within the state of Montana. The remainder is in Idaho. When the surveys are made and adjusted it will be known as the Kootenai forest reserve of Mon tana and Idaho. CRUSHED BY STEEL CRANE THREE MEN KILLED-FOUR SER IOUSLY INJURED. Wps Carrying Only Two-thirds of Load for Which It Was Guar anteed. Chicago, Dec. 26.-Three men were instantly killed and four injured by the falling of a steel crane at the Ameri can Bridge Works this afternoon. The Killed. JOHN SWAN. JOHN TRAVER. ALBERT ROCK. The Injured. John Doyle. Charles Warren. Mathew Hogan. Patrick Murphy. All the injured with the exception of Murphy are seriously hurt. Thirty men were. working in the vicinity of the crane at the time of the accident and many of these had narrow escapes. Swan, Traver and Rock were caught beneath the huge mass of steel and each was crushed so badly as to be almost unrecogniza ble. The crane was guaranteed to hold 30 tons, but was carrying only 20 tons at the time of its collapse. No cause is assigned for the accident, ex cept a possible flaw in one of the chains of the crane. HAND TO HAND FIGHT. Twenty-two American Soldiers Killed . By Filipinos. Washington, Dec. 26.-The war de partment has received a cablegram from Manila from Chaffee, that Com pany F, Twenty-first Infantry, had a desperate hand to hand encounter within a gorge six miles south of San Jose, Batangas, December 23. Twenty two of the company were killed. Pat rick Connelly and Private Carney were wounded. Italian Tornado. Rome, Dec. 26.-A tornado swept - over Naples today, &ausing consider able damage. A woman was killed and 36 persons were injured. Many buildings in the surrounding country were demolished and a considerable amount of railroad property was de I stroyed. The troops were called upon i to assist in clearing away the debris The tornado and the subsequent r floods caused the loss of several lives 3 A cemetery at Naples was washed away. FOUCHT IN. THE CHURCH FRIGHTENED WORSHIPERS JUMP THROUGH WINDOWS. .PREACHER STAYS IN PULPIT Six Men Fatally Wounded In the Melee and Many Slightly Hurt. Piketon, O., Dec. 26.-Six men were fatally wounded in a general fight at a small country church at Pike postoffice last night and a panic took place among the worshippers. A series of religious meetings was in progress at the church, and the building was filled when Charles and Orrin Day appeared,. slightly intoxicated, and announced that they had "come to clean out the Leggs," a family with which the Days had had frequent quarrels. A general fight resulted in the church and around it. Terrified women and children sought safety from re volvers and knives by jumping out of the windows. Only the minister, Mr. Rowe, remained. At the close of the fight six men lay fatally hurt. Orrin and Charley Day, Wesley Legg, Joseph Williams, John Currant and Lebanon Williams. Phy sicians were called from Piketon and Idaho to attend the wounded men and the sheriff was notified. Many others were slightly injured. CHEAP GAS. California Professor Tries His Hand at Invention. San Francisco, Dec. 26-Eastern capitalists are interested in the San Francisco Coke and Gas company, which has made a contract with the San Francisco Gas and Electric com pany to provide gas at 38/ cents per thousand cubic feet. The contract is for eight years.. The gas is to be made under the Lowe oven coke gas process, an invention of Professor Lowe, who discovered the Lowe water gas pro cess. A feature of the new process is that the soft coals of the Pacific coast can be used with steam and petroleum to produce coke at less cost than at present and at the same time leave gas as a by-product. SKATERS DROWNED. Four Boys Break Through Ice on Lahave river. Bridgewater, Dec. 26.-Four boys who went skating on Lahave river yesterday broke through the ice and were drowned together. They were Perry and Merylli Rhodenhauser, brothers, 14 and 12 years old, Curry Hubley, aged 12, whose birthday an niversary it was, and George Bachman, aged 10. INDIANS ON THE WARPATH. Pawnees Assume Threatening Atti tude Towards Settlers. Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 26.-The Paw nee Indians are on the warpath. An immense buffalo bull was so injured in transferring from the Santa Fe stock yards to Pawnee Bill's ranch south of town that he had to be killed. The meat was given by Major Lillie to the Indians for a buffalo dance. The Indians have been dancing and pow wowing ever since. They claim the vast herds of buffaloes are coming back to this country and many of the Indians have notified the white lessees L to vacate their ranches at once, as they wish to lay the fences low so that the buffalo will have full sway of the country. The white people in the remote parts of the reservation are coming into Pawnee-and. report the Indians are act ing in a threatening manner towards them.. Pawnee Bill has placed mount ed guards around his buffalo ranch, as the Indians are camping in the timber west of there and in sight of the herd and from their suspicious actions he I thinks they intend to liberate the herd r and perhaps kill the animals. The r United States Indian agent at that a point has been notified and has mail~ a report to the commissioner of ,fl a dian affairs at Washington. t King Will Open Parl. at. s. London. Dec. 2l-It hs been de a. r initely decided thatElag ltdwar personalty op.apU YIniamReat.