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VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1902. NO. 87. [First National Bank * OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. eOmimm--.- PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000 SURPLUS. - - - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDS, Assistant Cashier. I DIRECTORS G. W. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, Jos. ZIMMERMAN, M. A. ARNOLD, S. G. REYNOLDS. Transact a General Banding Business---Collections Promptly Made and Remitted For .-U- -- . 4- .- .- .. .. -..... . Jil ings State an k Capita[ $50,000.00 OFFICERS: Paul McCormick, Pres. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. H. A. Haynes, Teller DIRECTORS: H. C. Bostwick A. C. Johnson. C. O. Gruwell. Paul McCormick. A. H. BRirth. B. G. Shorey. Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business GRUWELL BLOCK. - BILLINGS, MONT. 459.. S -- Yegen Bros. Savings Bank YELLOWSTON E NATIONAL O ILLINGS, .ONTANA. ...BA N K . Transact a General Banking Business. Administer Estates. Buy and Nell Real Estate and ~F BILLINGS Live Stock. CAPITAL, - 96s,000 Responsible Capital, $125,000 SURPLUS.- - 520,000 Collect Rents k. L BABCOCK, President. and DAVID PRATT, Vice-Pres. Take Charge of Business Af G. A. GRIGGS. Cashier. fairs for Non-Residents. E. H. HOLLIhT ER. Ass't Cast II DIREOTORS. k. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. F. BURLA, Cashier. O A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWEL, L, PETER LARSON. 0- Re.iulI'r. Banking in all its Branches. eal a e Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Real state Special Attention Given to (Collectior:s. o-- Improved and Unimproved, in Bill. Dealers i r, foreiE.n and D.;~es',ic Exchanl Ings and surrounding country, for sale on reasonable terms. 14 A Money to Loan e80. 5etz ler o.,oo,,... w.... ..o.. Geo. Setzleri On long time at low rates of in terest on city and ranch property. Undertaking Abstracts of Title ard Carefully prepared from the public official records of Yellowstone CQ. 2607 montana aRe. BIbI GS Thos. 3.. Bouton, Montna ywy·V· wy y . BELKNAP BLOCK .. . .. . .. . . . .... _ _, . . ". . __ T T , . - IMPORTANT TO SHOE BUYERS THIS is the season of the year when all wise shoe buyers are looking about for tlhe 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 Solid Work Shoes for Men, warranted $2, $2.50, $3.00 arid $3 50 JOHN D. LOSEKAMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER AND OUTFITTER.. PRIVATE LIFE HAS CHARMS WHICH LONG HAS LONG LQNGED TO ENJOY. WILL WATCH CONGRESS And If, As the Administration Hopes, No Action is Taken In Schley Matter He Will Retire. Washington, Feb. 20.-Now that the Schley matter has been settled official ly it is understood that Secretary Long feels he is at liberty to carry out the project cherished by him in the last year of President McKinley-s admin istration, to retire to private lift. How ever, this is not expected to ensue at once, for there is not certain knowl edge of what may follow in congress, notwithstanding a strong belief by the administration that the case is set tled beyond revival. Therefore, it is understood that the change in the cabinet circle will not take place be fore the adjournment of the present session of congress, and perhaps not until next autumn. Members of the Maryland delega tion in congress were in consultation today regarding the latest phase of the Schley case, but reached no con clusion as to whether any move will be or can be made. FEAR A GREAT FLOOD. \Warm Weather and Rain Liable to Cause Great Damage. Pittsburg, Feb. 20.-A sleet storm with rapidly moderating weather and two (lays of rain predicted by the gov ernment weather office promises ,to bring about the conditions feared for some weeks past. The great danger apprehended is from the immense goges in the Alleghany and Mononga hela rivers. The obstructions are of the most serious character and liable .to do almost incalculable damage to river craft moored between this point and Wheeling, and should the moder ate weather and rains bring down with them the ice and heavy snow from up river points the flood which will result is likely to be a record breaker. The gorge in the Aleghany extends almost without break from Pittsburg fully 75 miles up the river and varies in thickness from five feet to 16 feet. The ice is frozen to the bottom of the river in many places, damning the water with the result that the river is rising above the gorge and this fact points out that when the fiist rise comes, the water will be damned back until the valley along the river would )e Hooded. wmicni would do a damage not to be computed in money. KEPT POWDER IN KITCHEN. Children Drop Coal Into Keg of the Explosive. Owingsiille, Ky.. Feb. 20.-ThrIe children of John Thompson were in stantly kille:l and another and the mother fatally injured tonight by the accidental explosion of a keg of blast ing powder. Thompson was moving, and a keg of powder was among some of the things he put in the kitchen temporarily. The children were rath er cold, and a fire was started in the kitchen stove. The children were playing around the room, and in some manner one of them dropped a coal of fire in the keg of powder. Instantly there was a ter rible explosion and the roof was lift ed from the room. When the smoke had cleared away three little bodies, mangled beyond recognition were pick ed up while the mother and another child were more dead than alive. The dead children were aged 11. 8 and 3 years. F'resh Disturbance at Shamaka. London, Feb. 20.-Cabling from St. Petersburg, the correspondent of the Daily Mail today says, seismatic dis turbance' at Shamaka have recom menced, and that a fresh volcano be gan to erupt vigorously last Wednes day. The correspondent adds that the number killed at Shamaka is-now estimated at 5,000. Weather. Washington; Feb. 20.-Montana: Fair Friday and probably -Saturday: colder in west portion FtiIlv and in east portion Saturday; variable winds. EARLY MORNING F/RE. Lafayette, Indiana, Suffers to Extent of Quarter of Million. Lafayette, Ind., Feb. 21, 2 a. m.-An over heated furnace in the Loeb & Iene store building on the south side of the square started a fire just before midnight tnat caused a property loss of nearly $240,000 before the flames were placed under control. Loeb & Hene's stock, which was valued at $140,000, was completely destroyed. The flames were communicated to the De Winter Hat store on the west and at 2 o'clock the entire south side of the square was badly damaged by fire and water and the flames were still burning. The building in which Loeb & Hene's store was located was owned by J. C. McHugh and was valued at $40,000. The De Winter hat store is a com plete loss by fire and water. The stock was valued at $35,000. The McCormick Five and Ten Cent store was damaged to the extent of $8,000. Vernon Clothing company sustains a loss of $20.000 by fire and water. Chilliex Shoe store is badly dam aged by water. The I.arayette Journal was, also burned out. Losses are partly covered by insur ance. VALUE OF LIVE STOCK SHEEP DECREASE IN EAST AND INCREASE IN WEST. Iowa Leads In Total Value of Live stock-Texas Occupying Sec ond Place. Washington, Feb. 20.-The census bureau in a report on domestic ani mals. fowls and bees in the Uitited States on June 1. 1900, announced that all the domestic animals in the United States have a probable value of at least $3,200,000,000. Of this amount the value of the animals on farms and ranges constitutes 93 per cent and those not on farms 7 per cent. The census received no reports on the value of animals in cities and towns but estimates them at $215,-1 192,928. The total value of all do mestic animals on farms and ranges was $2,981,054,115, against $2.208,706. 513 In 1890. There was a gain in all parts of the country except in the North Atlantic states, where there was a decrease of horses, sheep and swine, making a total decrease of i per cent in value. Since 1890 the number of sheep de creased everywhere except in the west. The increase there was more than sufficient to balance the loss else where, and made the number of wool 1bearing sheep for the nation 11 per cent greater than in 1890. The diary cows on farms and rancehs in 1900 numbered 4 per cent more than the milch cows reported in 1890. Under the term milch cows were included in 1890 more cows than those report ed in 1900 as "cows kept for milk or diary cows." The gain therefore, is approximately 25 per cent. Neat cattle .other than dairy cows increased generally. Iowa leads in total value of live stock, while Texas is second. POPULISTS WILL WAIT. If Democrats Accede to Their De mands Will Support Ticket. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 20.-The p)opu lists of Kansas will hold a convou(iiou in this city tomorrow for the Ipu,'pose of considering whether or . et the populist party of the state will af filiate with the democrats in the next general election. It is understood the convention tomorrow will not ptt a ticket in the field but will recommend that the party wait and see what kind of a ticket the democrats noli nate. The populists demand that the democrats nominate A M. Harvey for governor and Frank Doster for chief justice of the supreme court, as well as support Senator Harris for re-elec tion. If the democrats do this the populists will set their party ma chinery at work for the ticket thus nominated and will go under the name of democratic. In this way fusion will be practically accomplishel and the state law on the subject n,)t vi -dated. Indian Scout Dead. Portland, Ore., Feb. 20.-Captain Edward Chambeau, one of the best known scouts during the Indian wars in the northwest died today, aged 81' I years. DYNAMITE TO OFFSET RIFLES STRIKERS THREATEN TERRIBLE REPRISALS. KILL MEN WILLING TO WOR, Anarchists the Prime Movers In the Trouble-Authorities Hunting Some of the Best Known. Barcelona, Feb. 20.-Strikers today murdered three workmen who wished to resume work. A baker who raised the price of bread was also killed. It is becoming more apparent that an archists are the prime movers in the revolution. Incendiary posters have appeared here which threaten the, orderly classes with terrible reprisals, saying that dynamite will be used to offset the Mausers of the troops. The strik ers are looting numerous shops and private houses. The best known an. archists have disappeared and the au thorities are hunting for them. The negotiations which have been taking place between the newspap6i publishers and the compositors have failed. The railroad officials have announc ed the suspension of service on the lines owing to the resolute attacks which the rioters have made on the trains. Trades unions throughout Spain have declared their adhesion to the cause of the Barcelona strikers. The foreign consuls here held a meeting this afternoon. USE THE ARTILLERY. Field Battery Clears the Streets of Sano of Strikers. London, Feb. 20.-A message to the Exchange Telegraph company from Barcelona via Perpignan, France, say: a fierce battle has been fought be tween the troops and the rioters in the suburb of Barcelona known as Sano. Before the engagement the cavalry and infantry had been posted at the most dangerous points and a field battery had been located on the plaza from which vantage point the guns could sweep the surrqunding streets. When the final clash with the troops occurred, continues the dis patch, the artillery was brought into action and raked street after street the rioters engaged the batteries at close range but were finally driven off. It is reported that 500 persons were killed and wounded on both sides. The entire neighborhood was wrecked by shells. The ruins caught fire and this completed the destruc tion. Further fighting is reported at Ma I taro, 15 miles from Barcelona, where a quantity of arms have been discover ed. Fighting is also reported at Tor .osa ou, ana Tlarragona 1o miI-s southwest of Barcelona. SALE OF ARMS PROHIBITEn. Heavy Rains Helped the Authorities to Disperse Rioters. Madrid. Feb. 20.-According i.o.l^ grams received here late toniigbt from Barcelona the street fighting th 're continues. The heavy rain which fell during the day helped to disperse the rioters and the authorities are tak ing severe measures. A proclametion has been issued ordering all privat: individuals to surrender apn weapons they may have, under pain of severe penalties. Sale of arms is prohibited. Forty workmen's associations have been dissolved and the members of their committees arrested. The dwellings of the strike leaders and of anarchists are being registered and put under guard. The battleshiip Playo has been ordered to Barcelona The military engineers have assum ed control of the street car service and a few cars half filled with soldiers are running. Even the funera coaches have to be protected by the police. No letters have been deliv ered in "Barcelona in three days. and in some distant parts of the town business is completely paralized. A pitched battle occurred in the out skirts of the city between the strikers and the military escort attached tc several wagons that were bringing it provisions. The contents of the wagons were dragged out, and barri cades were built across the road. The rails have been torn up to preven trains from entering the city.' The strike movemnt has begun to spread rapidly. At Castellon de La Plana, taking advantage of night and of the absence of the police, the strikers set fire to two factories with the aid of petrol eum. The factories were burned. At a workingmen's meeting held at Castel Ion de La Plana a general strike was voted. Martial Law. Madrid, Feb. 20.-Premier Sagasta is preparing a decree establishing martial law throughout Spain. The signing of the decree, it is believed, will be followed by an extreme na tional crisis. SURROUNDED AND CAPTURED. Boers Work on General Gilbert Ham ilton's Column. London, Feb. 20.-A detachment of Scotch Greys has been cut up by the Boers at Klipdam. Major Feilden and Captain Ussper were severly wounded, two men killed, six wounded and 461 captured. The news was received this morning from Kitchener. The Scotch Greys formed part of General Gilbert Hap iltons' column, which February 1 S engaged a force of Boers at Klip dam. The Greys became detached and were surrounded and cut off. Hamil ton was unable to dislodge the Boers and continued his march to Nigel. PATRICK MURDER TRIAL CHARLES F. JONES, THE VALET, TELLS HIS STORY. Describes Means Employed to Cause the Death of Millionaire Wil liam M. Ricc. New York, Feb. 20.-A very dramat ic point in the trial of Lawyer Albert; T. Patrick for the murder of the Texas millionaire, William M. Rice, was reached this afternoon. Charles F. Jones, the valet, had been relating the circumstances leading up to the sud den death of Mr.. Rice in September, plunging at once into the details, he held the attention of his audience to the end of his recital. Freed of minor points, his story is as follows: In August, Patrick grew impatient. Mr. Rice, though an invalid, was liv ing too long to suit the lawyer's pur pose. Patrick said he wotild come to the house and kill him himself if nec essary. He suggested chloroform and Jones said he would get some. The idea of chloroform as a means was suggested by a magazine article. It was determined on after Jones had talked with a physician, who said a person whose heart was affectell, as was Mr. Rice's. could be most easily killed with it, and that little trace of the drug would be left. Jones got a two ounce vial of it by writing to his brother in Texas. Jones then branched off into the alleged plan adopted to weaken the al ready sick, old man. This was by giv ing him tnercury and iron pills. The pills brought on debilitating diarrhoea. Then unwittingly a friend brought Mr. Rice a present of some bananas. Of these the old man ate nine. The fruit made him exceedingly ill and yet the weakening doses of nmc.rury were kep: :l. By Saturday, ceing about the eighth day of the last ill ness, Mr. Rice became delirious. This testimony brought the events up to Sunday, the day of his death, and the witness said that during these 10 days of illness he had kept Patrick inform ed of the details personally and by telephone. William M. Rice's quick death, de clared the witness, was decided upon at a conference between Patrick and Jones, held Saturday night. Jones had told the lawyer of the arrival of a draft for $25,000. Patrick told him it was time to apply the chloroform now that the draft had come and Cape tain Baker was coming, or they would lose all. Jones agreed. Jones here told his story of the actual killing. He made a cone of a towel, in the small end 'of which was a chloroform soaked sponge. Creep ing into the room where Mr. Rice lay sleeping, he quickly covered the sleeper's face with the large end of the cone. In half an hour he came back. He removed the cone. Mr. Rice was dead. Jones swore he tele phoned to Patrick the words, "Mr, Rice is very ill." the agreed signat. between the two of death. Jon..s story of tpe end was concluded by the statement' that Patrick came to the house and removed all of Mr. Rice's papers.