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'THE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1902. NO. 86. VOL XVI. 31LINS, ELLWSO NE CO,,Y MONTAN, TUSA,ra •ER R 1, ,192 ,,,, •6 459a YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BAN K... lF BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS.- - $20,000 -0- 4. L. BABCOCK, Preeident. DAVID BRATT, Vice-Pres. (G. A. OGIGOB. Cashier. E. H. HOLLIST ER. Ass't ('ash DIREOTOR8. 4. L. BABOOOK, DAVID PRATT, O A. GRIGGOS, ED. CARDWELI., PETER LARSON. eygular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Sipecial Attention Given to Collections -0 flealers in rrreign and Domestic Exchang Yegen Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, .ONTANA. Iransact a General Banking Business. Administer Estates. Buy and Sell Real Estate and Live Stock. Responsible Capital, $125,000 Collect Rents and 'rake Charge of luasi esss Af fairs for Non- Residen t.. G. F. BURLA, Cashier. Real Estate Improved and Unimproved, in Bill ings and surrounding country, for sale on reasonable terms. Money to Loan On long time at low rates of in Sterest on city and ranch property. Abstracts of Title Carefully prepared from the public official records of Yellowstone Co. Thos. J. Bouton, BELKNAP BLOCK P. II. Smithi& Co. Undertakers, and Licensed Embalmers. ---C---- Undertaking Plarlors 114 N. TI. clty-.ccvenlthl St. T clCeph, o 20o Attnded to at all Hours IMPORTANT TO SHOE BUYERS THIS is the season of the year when all wise shoe buyers are looking about for tt.e 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 and $5.00. All Splid Work Shoes S for Men, warranted $2, $2.50, $3.00 and $3 50 JOHN D. LOSEKAMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER AND OUTFITTER.. BLOCKED BY DEEP SNOW THE EAST BURIED DEEP IN THE BEAUTIFUL. SCHOOLS ALL SUSPENDED Travel By Rail Interrupted and Coun try Roads Impassible-Storm Accompanied By Wind. New York. Feb. 17.-New York City has borne the brunt of the fiercest snow storm that has struck this sec tion of the country since the great blizzard of 1888. Beginning soon after midnight the storm increased rapidly until by daybreak the whole city was completely snowed under. The rising force of the gale piled the snow in great drifts that for a time almost sus pended traffic, except in the main thoroughfares, where the railway tracks were only kept open by the constant use of snowplows and sweep erS. Communication between -Manhattan and Broqklyn was subject to a long de lay. The ferry boats with difficulty made their trips across the ice chok ed rivers and the work of tugboats. lighters and shipping generally was al most at a standstill. So heavy was the snwc.w fall that the loading of vessels was stopped, it being impossible to keep the hatches open. Two steam ers which arrived during the night struggled as far as quarantine, where they came to anchor. Several steam ers are reported to be off Sandy Hook waiting for the storm to abate before trying to enter the harbor. Tonight the local weather bureau reports that the worst of the snowfall, which be ban to abate in the afternoon, is prob ably over. The fall up to 3 o'clock this afternoon was 9 3-10 inches. This afternoon hurricane warnings were hoisted at Sandy Hook and New York and many vessels are detained in port. There was considerable delay in the arrival of mails The local deliveries of mail were hampered by the diffi culty of driving the wagon through the snow encumbered streets. all out going mails were closed from 30 min utes to an hour before the usual time. Mails on the New York Central were from two to three hours late and all mail service between this city and points on Long Island was practically suspended. The trains on all the lines terminat ing in Jersey City were hours behind time, during the morning, but toward evening the schedules were more near ly maintained. On the New York Central through trains were being moved nearly on time by taking off many of the local trains. The con gestion of traffic on the Manhattan street car lines was severe during the morning, when many of the avenues were blocked with long lines of stalled cars. On Broadway wheel traffic was confined to the narrow lanes between high snow hills and along these cabs. trucks and cars crawled at snail speed. ILong Island from Montauk Point to Long Island City is snow bound. The storm kept children from school and the schools were closed at noon. All trolley cars were blockcaded by dilfts. and effc'ts to open them were to no avail. Many thousands of people em ployed in New York and Brooklyn had to turn back unable to breast the blinding snow squalls. Advices received tonight from points in New Jersey show that the great blizzard has been felt from Bergen county to Cape May and from Atlantic City to Camden. The latest advices, received during the evening, are that the storm has aba-ted considerable. the snow having ceased to fall and the wind having decreased in velocity.. As was natural the brunt of the gale, which approached the dimen sions of a hurricane, was felt by the seacoast towns but the interior cities and townships did not escal'e. Travel by road was almost impossible; cities and villages not provided with large gangs of street cleaners gave up the battle against the driving snow early in the day; the railroads were enabled to move trains by the free use of snow plows and street car traffic all over the state was stopped until the sweep ing machines cleared the tracks about the middle ot the afternoon. There was a general suspension of the schools in the afternoon while the morning sessions were only thin ly attended. At most places heard from notices were given that there would be no attempt to hold school to morrow. PENNSSYLVANIA COVERED. Snow Ratl es From One Inch to a Foot and a Half in Depth. Philadelphia, Feb. 17.-The heavy snow storm which began in this sec tion at I ) o'clock last night, ceased at 5 o'clock today, the fall of snow being Ahe heaviest in three years, a high wind accompanied the snow but to night the wind is rapidly diminishing. The greatest fall of snow occurred at Atlantic City, which was the cen ter of the storm this morning. The weather bureau there reports that 17 inches fell, and that the maximum velocity of the wind was 34 miles per hour. Cape May reports a snow fall of eight inches. In this city 11 inches of snow was recorded at the weather bureau. In the interior of Pennsylvania snow fell in depths varying from one to six inches. With the exception of the stranding of the schooner Anna Murray from Boston for Baltimore. near Indian river inlet, the life saving stations from Chincottague. Va., to Barnegat, N. J.. report tonight that there are no vessels in distress. Steam railroads centering in this city were considerably hampered. Trains were greatly delayed and in some instances abandoned.. The great est difficulty was experienced within the city limits and on the lines lead ing to New York and the seashore. CENTERED AT BOSTON. New England Did Not Escape the Eastern Blizzard. Boston, Feb. 17.-After an unpre cedented stretch of clear weather dat ing back to Candlemas day, New Eng land was blanketed today with a foot Sof wet snow and swept by a northwest gale. This onslaught of the elements impeded traflic and carried down the telegraph and telephone poles so that I many important cities were cut off. Iortunately there was not a large amount of shipping off the coast and no marine disaster has been reported. The storm center was directly over" Boston at .S o'clock tonight. With the unusually low barometer of 28.78, which is iearly the record at this sta tion. The wind attained a velocity of 44 miles an hour this morning and at 8 o'clock the weather bureau reported a 56 mile an hour gale at East Port. Cut Price of Spirits. Peoria, Feb. 17.-A cut in the price of distilled spirits was announced to day and now the basis for finished goods is $1:.28. While neither the rep resentatives of the trust or the inde pendent houses will talk concerning the cut, they both admit that it is the beginning of a war. Held Up the Gamblbrs. " Clinton, Ia., Feb. 17.-Early this morning two masked men. .at muzzles of revolvers, held up Flanagan's gamb ling establishment robbing 12 inmates of money and valuables worth $2.000. No clue. Cracker Factory Fire. Mancester, Conn., Feb. 17.-During a blizzard this morning Frank Goetz's cracker facory burned, loss $75,000. ALL MEMBERS VOTED AYE HOUSE PASSES BILL FOR REPEAL OF WAR TAXES. MEASURE NOT DEBATED Permanent Census Bill Passed By Sen ate After an Extended Debate. Washington, Feb. 17.-After an ex tended debate the senate today passed the bill establishing a permanent cen sus office. The discussion related principally to the collection and pub lication by the director of the census of statistics respecting the production of cotton. Mr. Allison vigorously op posed the provision, maintaining that the cotton statistics gathered by the department of agriculture were com plete and accurate and that no neces sity existed for their duplication. De spite his opposition the provision was inserted in the bill. Several other bills of importance. on the calendar, were passed, one of them extending the charters of nation al banks. House. Washington. Feb. 17.-The unexpect. ed happended in the house today when the bill to repeal the war revenue taxes was passed unanimously .with out a word of debate. This action was the outcome of a challenge thrown down by Mr. Richardson of Tennessee, the minority leader,. after the adoption by a strict party vote of a special or der for the consideration of the bill which permitted debate upot it until 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, but cut off all, opportunity to offer amend ments, except such as had been agreed upon by the ways and means commit tee. The adoption of the rule had been preceeded by a stormy debate, in the course of which the democrats pro tested against the application of the "gag" which Mr. Hay of Virginia charged was meant to prevent a free expression not only by the democrats but by some of the republicans, at tention being especially called toward Mr. Babcock of Wisconsin, the father of the bill to amend the steel schedule of the present tariff law. They also charged that such a method of proced ure was minimizing the influence of the house and making it simply a ma chine to register the decrees of the few men in control. Mr. Babcock said that he supported the programme on the ground that the issue presented, the repeal of the war revenue taxes, should not be com plicated - with other matter. At the same time he gave notice that he would press his own bill at the first opportunity. Mr. Dazell of Penusyvania scored a point against the minority by recall ing the time under democratic control of the house, when 649 amendments to the Wilson bill had been forced through without being read. \Vhen the rule was adopted by a vole of 15S to 120, Mr. Richardson to emphasize the fact that debate on the bill could accomplish nothing and that deliberation on it would be fruit less, asked unanimous consent that the bill be placed upon its passage. Not an objection was voiced, and the vote was taken forthwith. Every vote, 278 in number, was cast in the affirmative and thus quickly and unanimously came the end of what at one time had promised to be one of the most exciting contests of the ses sion. DANISH TREATY RATIFIED. Senate Approves Purchase of St. Thomas and Adjoining Islands. Washington. Feb. 17.-Today, in a little more than an hour's time, the senate disposed of the treaty with D)enmark, ceding to the United States for a consideration of $5,000,000, the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix composing the group of the Antilles known as the Danish West Indies, and lying just east of Porto Rico and thus, so far as this country is concerned, consummated a transac tion which has been under considera tion intermittently since the admin istration of President Lincoln. Pos session of the islands is to hle taken as soon as ratifications are exchanged. TO RETIRE HOBSON. President Sends Special Message to Senate on Subject. Washington, Feb. 17.-The presi dent today sent to the senate a mes sage recommending the retirement of Naval Constructor Richard P. Hobson. In accordance with this recommenda tion Senator Gallinger immediately introduced a bill providing for Mr. Hobson's transfer to the retired list. In his message, the president gives as his reasons the trouble that Mr. Hob son has had since 1900 with his eyes and recites the story of that trouble. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE. Chicagoans Petition for Reform in Laws on the Subject. Chicago, Feb. 17.-Nine of the wealthiest and most influential citi zens of Chicago have sent to the sen ate of the United States through Sen ator Cullom a petition asking for uni form and more rigid divorce laws in all the states of the union. The names signed to the petition include those of Marshall Field and Robert T.. Lin coln. The object of the present peti tion is to secure some action on the part of the senate, so that an appro priation may be made for the purpose of compiling divorce statistics. When these are once placed before the. pub lic, it is declared, legislation remedy ing the laxity of the divorce laws will be comparatively easy. STUCK TO HIS COLORS. Indian Refuses to Surrender Flag to Young Bucks Who Demand It. Muskogee, I. T., Feb. 17.--A )and of about 20 Crazy Snakes, followers of Chitto Harjo. this afternoon sur rounded the home of ex-Chief Isphar hecher, former chief of the Creeks. six miles south of Beggs, and demand ed that he give up a United States flag which he possessed. This flag is an emblem that the Creeks consider to stand for authority for any act com mitted by its possessor and was given to Ispharhecher as showing the au thority given by the government. The ex-chief refused to give up the flag. Man Missing. St. Paul. Feb. 17.-The police are looking for John Peterson. aged 60. who recently sold his farm near Devils Lake. North Dakota. and has since been with a brother here. When last seen he had with him a few dol lars and a check for $2.500. He left the house Friday and it is feared may have been foully dealt with.. BOTH SIDES THINK OF CUBA RECIPROCITY QUESTION WILL SOON BE BEFORE THE HOUSE. Democratic Members of Ways and Means Committee Meet to Make Plans. Washington. Feb. 17.-With the passage o0 the war revenue reduction bill in the house today, informal plans are being considered on both sides of the chamber for the consideration cf he Cuban reciprocity question, now pending before the ways and means commnittee. Chairman Payne said to night that no definite plans had yet been matured for taking up the ques tion, either by the republican mem bers, or by the committee as a whole. At the same time there is a pretty general understanding among the re publican members of the committee that they will confer on the subject later in the week. TIW democratic niembers of the ways and means com mittee met this afternoon immediately after the passage of the war revenue repeal act to consider plans for deal ing with the Cuban reciprocity ques tion when it comes up. No definite line of action was determined upon. Funds for the Fight. St. Paul. Feb. 17.-The senate this afternoon with only one negative vote. passed the bill appropriating $25,000 for the anti-merger fight. Growing Better. Malta. Crimea, Feb. 17.-The abate ment of the pneumonia continues slowly in the case of Count Tolstoi. whose pulse and general condition are now becoming favorable. Weather. Washington. Feb. 17.-Rain or snow 1 and colder Tuesday. Wednesday fair; west winds. PACKERS CUT BEEF PRICES DRESS BEEF WAR INAUGURATED IN CHICAGO. NEW FIRMS ENTER FIELD Established Concerns Resent Intru sion and Meet Competition Close Selling. Chicago, Feb. 17.-The big packing houses in the stock yards are at war, and as a result the price of dressed beef in the Chicago market has been cut more than 25 per cent. The trou ble is over toe entrance of two new firms into the Chicago beef market. For a long time Armour & Co.. Swift & Co. and Nelson Morris & Co., have had a monopoly of the local territory and they divided it up between them selves and held prices up according to their treaty of peace. A big slaugh ter house has just been erected by the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger company at the stock yards and they have been joined by the Anglo-American. Pro vision company, which formerly han dled hog products, but little dressed beef in Chicago. The established firms were quick to resent the intru sion and began to meet the competi tion by cutting p)rices. The new com ers followed suit, determined to get business at any price and the price of fresh beef finally has gone below the cost to the packers as it hangs in their cooling rooms. INVENTOR SUICIDES. Takes His Own Life Just as a Fortune Was in Sight. Ashland, Wis., Feb. 47.-Herman C. Faprig, inventor of Faprig metal, com mitted suicide in this city today by shooting. 'His wife and daughter, the latter the wife of Judge Benton of Washburn, had left the house to go to the railway station. Mrs. Benton being about to return to her home after a visit to her parents. On en tering the station they were summon ed to the telephone and notified that Mr. Faprig had shot and killed him self immediately after they had left the house. Faprig was an expert metal worker a'nd a few years ago perfected the metal which bears his name, af ter having spent a life time in its in vention. Recently an Aahlancid man had become interested in the inven tion and had put the metal upon the market, and it was believed q fortune was in sight for the inventor. This makes the suicide all the stranger. WAITING FOR MISSIONARIES. The Money Paid for Their Release on February 6. London, Feb. 17.-A dispatch to the Daily Graphic from Seres. European Turkey, dated February 17, says that M. Gargiluo, dragoman of the Ameri can legation at Constantinople, and W. W. Peet, treasurer of the Ameri can mission atbConstantinople, met the brigands on the road to the Pcdrome monastry and paid them the ransom money bl,,ehruary 6. M. Gargiulo is waiting here, continues the report, and is ignorant as to where Miss Stone, the captive American mission ary, and her companion, Mme Tsilka, are concealed. RIOTOUS STRIKERS. Groups of Women Take Part in the Distrubances. Madrid. Feb. 17.-It is estimated that 40,1000 men have struck at Bar celonia and serious rioting is reported there today. The mob attempted to sack the market building and stopped all traffic. The factories and stores in the city have been closed. Groups of women bearing banners are taking a prominent part in the disturbances. Several batallions of troops are clear ing the streets. Killed a Mexican. Pierre. S. D.. Feb. 17._-John Adams last night gave himself up here stat ing he killed the Mexican. Ed Sanches, at the latter's ranch. 90 miles west, in a quarrel wherein he acted in self defense. For Postmaster at Townsend. Washington. Feb. 17.-The presi dent has nominated Job Thompson for postiaster at Townseai1i -