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STHE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
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.

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