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BURIED ALIVE THE VICTIM OF SUPERSTITION OF HIS TRIBE. WAS CHRISTIAN CONVERT Missed By Missionary Who Discover ed His Grave and Took Him Out Before He Died. Seattle, Feb. 18.-The steamer Dirigo, which arrived from Alaska to day, brings news that Chilkot Indians near Hains Mission, Alaska, on Feb ruary 5, buried alive one of their tribe, a boy 15 years of age. The boy had been converted to Christianty by Milo A. Sellon, Methodist missionary, and in a burst of religious zeal de nounced the mumerys of the tribal Icht, or medicine man. This act aroused the anger of the superisticious old men of the tribe. Recently 14 na tive residents of the village of Kluck wan died of consumption and Icht spread the belief that the boy, in league with the evil one through his knowledge of the white man's religion caused the deaths. The disappear ance of the boy from school aroused the suspicions of Mr. Sellon, and he started in search. At the outskirts of the village he found tracks lead ing to a fresh grave and digging down he found the boy still alive, his blood shot eyes rolling in insane agony; his hair torn in hlandfuls from his head. His finger nails were torn off in Iis efforts to escape from his norrible piris on. The boy was lifted from the grave and carried to the village, where he lived several hours, howling and crying out like a maniac, then dying from the effects of the suffering and fright. Icht, who is responsible for the crime, is Shun Doo. an old offend er, who spent a term in San Quen in penitentiary for causing an old woman to be starved to death in 1894. WILL RAISE RATES. Insurance Companies Resolve on Mak ing An Increase. New York, Feb. 18.-The Journal of Commerce tomorrow will say: "At a largely attended meeting of fire in surance companies held Tuesday af ternoon a resolution was adopted pro viding for an advance in rates throughout the United States ,east of the Rocky Mountains, with the excep tion of New York City and its imme diate vicinity. The resolution also given by the Journal of Commerce, gives as a reason for this advance that losses have been very heavy, and dur ing 1901 a remarkable number of fire insurance companies were forced to liquidate. The Paterson and Water bury conflagrations coming on the heels of a bad year necessitated prompt action by the insurance com panies. It was agreed that through out the country named rates shall be advanced 25 per cent on mercantile stocks in all buildings except such as are occupied as dwellings above grade floor, and on frame store build ings; also on all manufacturing risks and other special hazards which have not been rated under revised and ap proved schedules within one year. ROOMING HOUSE FIRE. Fifty Occupants Didn't Wait for Dray to Move. Cleveland. Feb. 1S.-A fire ;n the Jefferson rooming house on Ontario str'eet tot ay did $100,000 dantage to that and adjoining property.. The Jef ferson building was entirely dlestroyed. The meat storage houses of Nelson Morris & Co., and Swift & Co., ad joining the burned structure, were considerably damaged by smoke and water. Fifty persons living in the Jefferson had to hurry from the build ing. SEVEN YEARS EACH. Miller and Baldwin Sentenced for Stealing Sheep. Fort Benton, Feb. 18.-Judge Tattan senteced Miller and Baldwin to seven years in the penitentiary this after noon for grand larceny. In pronounc ing sentence Judge Tattan said that a great deal of sensational evidence was in the hands of the of ficers in regard to the alleged alibi which the prisoners attempted to prove, and if it were not for the fact that the other parties to the crime are still at large he would disclose it. The greatest danger from colils and la grippe is their resulting lii pneu monia. If reasonable care ,i used. however, and Chamberlain's Cough Remedy taken, all danger Will be avoided. It will cure a cold cr an at tack of la grippe In less titll e than any other treatment. It is leasaat and safe to take. For sale l7 Chap pb Drug Co. OLD AIRSHIP GONE. Disaster Cannot Curb the Ambition of Santos-Dumont. Monaco, Feb. 19.-M. Santos-Du mont is already at work preparing his plans for the rebuilding of his air ship wrecked on his last attempt to cross the Mediterrenean. Efforts to grapple his motor, the sinking of which was the most serious loss of the disastrous attempt, have all fail ed, and he has ordered a new and more powerful one. That he will ultimately cross the sea is regarded here as a certainty, for only his death will stop him. Though he was near to death from drowning. from being smothered in the silken folds of his collapsed balloon and from being burned to death by the igniting of the oil he uses for fuel, his heril seems to have made the least possible impression on him. The peril to which he was exposed and the narrowness of his escape he dismisses with a shrug of his shoulders, but on the subject of the loss of his motor and the delay in his plans caused by that misfortune he is desperately eloquent. JAPAN'S SOUTH AFRICA. Formosa Has a Line of Block Houses anG a toe Wett. Francis McCuliach in St. Paul Dis patch: The Japanese have a little South Africa of their own at present in Southern Formosa. The Tainan garrison sent out a scouting party ear ly in December with the object of clearing the southern districts of ban ditti. The party returned to Tainan on December 17. having sustained a loss of one officer and( 1; men killed and one officer and 17 men wounded among the armed police who support ed the column. The loss of the ban dits is said to have been about 230. On one occasion the Japanese shot d(.ad every man in a party of over 40' bandits whom they had maneuvered into a "cul-de-sac." But if the Japanese are merciless, so are their antagonists. About 30 of the latter attacked a public school at Mantan last month and murdered the Jal)anese teacher as well as his wife and child. Sometimes they cut up small detachments of Japanese troops and considerable numbers of Japanese civilians in outlying places. They were heavily punished, how ever, on the day after Christmas when the Japanese expeditionary corps in the interior made a sudden attack on Wanbansho on a gang of bandits about 70 in number who were under the command of Chiu-iku, who might be best described 'at a Formosan "De Wett," More than half the rebels were kill ed (no wounded, no prisoners), while the casualities on the Japanese side were three killed and 11 wounded, three of the wounded being officers. Of course the Formosan De Wett es cpaed. The trouble became acute after the murder by the Formosans of a Jap anese Christian called Ichikawa who served as an intermediary between them and his own countrymen. The governor general of Formosa has now run a line of blockhouses round ten districts "hermetically seal ing" them a la Kitchener, and has taken extraordinary precautions to prevent the rebels finding their way in disguise into the large towns of fortified posts. The correspondent of the Tomiuri Shimbun writes in a pessimistic strain about this never-ending war, but there seems to Ie no great danger of its ever becoming serious, on account of the destitute condition of the rebels with regard to arms and ammunition. their Ibrutal and murderous propen sities which will prevent any outsider ever interfering. their want of mili tary training andti the impossibility of their receiving suplplies from abroad owing to the careful watch kept on the coast bIy Japanese vessels. The most reliable prepsIa.tion for kidney troubles on the market is Fo ley's Kidney Cure. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. Tell Me Their Names. Thousands or eastern people will take advantage of the cheap rates to the northwest in effect every day in March and April. If you have any fiends who might be induced to come west, send me their names, and I will have our repre sentatives look them up, furnish them advertising matter, reserve their berths and see that they have a quick and comfortable trip. H. B. SEGUR, General Agent, Ska-6 Burlington Route, Billings. A Doctor's Bad Plight. "Two years ago, as a resn--u or a se vere cold, I lost my voice." writes Dr. M. L. Scarbrough of Hebron. Ohio, "then began an obstinate cough. Ev ery remedy known t me as a prac ticing physician for 35 years, failed, and I daily grew worse. Being urged to try Dr. Kings New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, I Sfound quick relief, and for last ten - days have felt better than for two years." Positively guaranteed for Sthroat and lung troubles by Chapple Drug Co. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot tles free. CLOSE VOTE FOR MAYOR RECOUNT OF VOTE AT DULUTH IS FINISHED. RESULT STILL IN DOUBT Depends on Action of Court in Re gard to 129 Questionable Ballots. Duluth, Feb. 19.-The recount of the mayorality vote in Duluth was finished today at noon and the result is more sensational than was that of the election. Truelson, the democrat ic contestant, has gained in the re count and the margin of eight votes shown for Mayor Hugo on the official canvass .has been cut so that both sides are claiming the election. There are 129 questionable ballots. Outside of those Truelson has 3,602 and Hugo 3,601, 14 of the disputed ballots have not the initials of the judges on the back, as is required by law and the Truelson men say the court will throw them out. Every one of the 14 is for Hugo and if the court should hold that, way Truelson is elected beyond a doubt. Of the 129 ballots set aside as doubt ful there are only about four of five. except the 14 mentioned, that are really open to much qestion. Truel son claims there are five and that he has three and Hugo two, leaving him one aheaa. Hugo, on the other hand, says there are only four doubtful ballots, and that he ,.as every one of them. U$ to the point where these five ballots come in, it is admitted the two men are even. counting the 14 unsigned bal lots for Hugo. THE MERGER CASE. President Hill on Stand Most of Day -Adjourn to Friday. Minneapolis, Feb. 18.-James J. Hill today continrrfed his testimony in the injunction proceeding brought by Peter Powers to prevent the so-called merger. Hearing will last several days yet. Mr. Hill continued his testirilony be fore Special Examiner Mabel until 3:40 p. m. He said the Securities company was negotiating for stock in the Crow Nest Coal company and for coal fields in Puget Sound and the Rocky Mountain regions. The com pany, he said, had no thought of dis turbing the southern interests govern ed by Harriman. The abandonment of work on the Burlington system was not in any way due to the mer ger. Extensive improvements are contemplated, but no extension. He said he did not believe any pool to buy up stocks had ever been formed. Charles S. Mellen, presendent of the Northern Pacific. stated that the Northern Pacific and Gr:eat Northern were parallel and competing lines. Adjournment was taken till Friday. RUSSIAN DISCONTENT. Order Extending State of Siege to All Parts of the Country. St. Petersburg, Feb. 19.-Intense discontent prevails everywhere be cause the authorities have extended the state of siege which was originally confined to 14 cities, but will shortly ,over the entire country., The severity of the burden imposed on the population is instanced by the publication in a provincial journal of an order issued by a district chief de claring that every male inhabitant of a village without distinction of so cial standing, is bound to preform ill turn the duty of night guard, and that neglect of such duty will entail pros ecution under the law of state of siege. The publication of this order is view. ed with astonishment, as such regu lations are usually surrounded with the strictest secrecy. ST. JOHN'R "HIEADACH1 CURE will cure your headache. BSold by Chap Dole Drug Co Wholesale Dealer in I Agency for WINES Val. Blatz's LIQUOAGER BEER -AND Keg and Bottle -AND- -ALSO- SIGARS 1i _ _ _.ate :BI'r T,2 #8. - - ýLO,'.. A.AT TESTING AN AUTOMOBILE. Tour of World Contemplated By Two Enthusiasts. Paris.,Feb. 19.-Starting from Paris in a few days, an Englishman and a German will attempt a tour of the world in a 40-horse power automobile, accompanied by a member of the Lon don Geographical society and a cine omatograph operator. The experment alists will cross Russia and Sibera to Port Arthur, when they will sail for Mexico and thence to Chicago and New York. The object of the trip is to discover the extent of the usefulness of auto mobiles for rough traveling in regions devoid of repair shops. The automo bile used by the travelers is a model of shipshapeness, allowing space for four cot beds and a dining table. The reservoir contains 500 qharts of pe troleum. The roof, which is covered with oilcloth, affords room for the bag gage, canned food and tools. The travelers, who will contribute an account of the trip to the ParilI Matin, declare that they may change their minds and attempt to cross the Rocky mountains instead of making a detour through Mexico, although Win ston's experiment almost proves that the Rockies will always be the Water loo of automobiles. The trip is ex pected to last four months. GERMAN LOTTERIES. People Infatuated By This Form of Gambling. Berlin, Feb. 19.-Owing to the in dustrial crisis, German lottery trans actions for the year ended February 1, reached the unprecedented total of 200.,00.000 marks ($47,600,000). The bulk of this sum was handled by lot teries administered by state govern ments. The hard times are driving all classes or the population to the lottery shops. Even servants seek to recoup themselves there for reduced wages, while the millionaire prefers the tickets to risky commercial invest ments. Carl Heintze, proprietor of a private lottery in Berlin. said to the Dispatch correspondent today: "While the Germans are ardent lot tery players, they abstain from race track gambling and kindred pastimes common among other European na tions. Seventy per cent of the entire income of German lotteries is return ed to ticket holders." ARTILLERY IN RESERVE STRIKE RIOTS CONTINUE IN BAR CELONA, SPAIN. Newspapers Have Agreed to Suspend Publication Until Order is Restored. Barcelona, Feb. 19.-The situation here does not improve and none of the strikers have resumed work. The au thorities finding it necessary to adopt drastic measures, have armed all the policement with Remington rifles. Throughout the day there have been conflicts in almost every quarter of the city in which many were wounded on both sides and in which the rioters often overpowered the police. Two batteries of artilery stationed here have been ordered to hold themselves in readiness to occupy the principal streets of the city with their field pieces. The street car service has not yet been resumed. The proprietors of the newspapers have agreed to sus pend publication until order is restor ed. At 8 o'colck this evening the fusilade continues in the different streets. a gendarme has been killed and a lieu tenant wounded. A Convincing Answer. "I holbbled into Mr. Blachman's driug store one evening, sayys Wes ley Nelson of Hamilton, Ga., "and he asked me to try Chamberlain's Pain Balm for rhenmatism, with which I had suffered for a long time. I told him I had no faith in any medicine, as they all failed. He said: 'Well, if Chamberlain's Pain Balm does not help you, you need not pay for it.' I took a bottle of it home and used it according to dirictions and in one week I was cured, and have not since Ibeen troubled with rheumatism." For sale by Chapple Drug Co. BOERS THANK MR. COCHRAN LETTER FROM DELEGATES QUAR TERED AT BRUSSELS. REVIEWS CAUSE OF WAR, Claim Made That England Invented Many Pretexts to Bring on Conflict. Washington, Feb. 18.-Representa tive Cochran of Missouri two weeks ago introduced a resolution inviting Paul Kruger to visit the United States as the guest of this country. Yester day Mr.. Cochran received a letter signed by threee members of the Boer delegation quartered at Brussels, thanking him and all who are support ing his" efforts for the noble interest they are taking in the two Boer re publics: The letter reviews from the Boer standpoint the causes which led up to the war and declares that Great 'Britain invented pretext after pretext to bring on the conflict and that her whole purpose was to secure the ex tensive gold mines of the Transvaal in pursuance.of a settled national pol icy to control all gold mines wherever possible either by purchase or seizure in order that Great Britain may com mand the world's industries. The let terl in closing, appeals to "heroic and generous America" to intervene in be half of the Boers and says: "Since England will not permit friendly intervention, invite her to' a congress of nations and see whether such a congress called in the interest of peace will be ignored. England would not dare to refues to attend such a congress if called by the Unit ed States. DEBTS KILLED HIM. Cause Grain Dealer to Die of Heart Failure. Lincoln, Ills., Feb. 19.-Paul Smith,. a prominent citizen and grain dealer doing business at several points in this county, today became financially involved to the extent of $100,000 and late this evening from the shock caus ed by his embarrassment, died from heart failure. Nash, Wright & Co., grain dealers of Chicago, took judg ment against Mr. Smith who also filed mortgages in favor of the Lincoln National bank. When notified this evening by the sheriff of the judg ment, Mr.. Smith went home and be fore a physician could come to his aid he expired. Foley's Honey and Tar cures the cough caused by attack of la grippe. It heals the lungs. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. Notice of Election. A special meeting of school district No. 23 of Yellowstone county, Mon tana, will be held at B. H. Hogan's house, north of the Northern\ Pacific railway track, between the hours of ten (10) o'clock a. m. and six (6) o'clock p. m. of the 24th day of Feb ruary, 19(12. for the purpose of submit ting to the qualified voters the ques tion as tO whether coupon bonds shall be issued by said district "to the amount of twenty-one hundred dollars ($2.100), bearing interest at the rate of six (6) per cenut per annum, said bonds to be payable in ten (10) years and redeemable any time after five (5) years, for the purpose of provid ing a fund to build and furnish a school house and other necessary out lbuildings land to 1)urchase lands nct'ces sary for the same. J. E. IANEGAN. Clerk. School District No. 23. Yellowstone County, Montana. 85-2f First Publication February 7, 1902. Sheriff's Sale. T. C. Grover, plaintiff, vs. Fred S. Mills and Ida Mills, his wife, and First National bank of Billings, defendants. In pursuance of a judgment of fore closure and sale duly made and en tered in the above entitled action in the district court of the Seventh Ju dicial district of the state of Montana, in and for the county of Yellowstone, bearing late of the 4th day of Feb ruary. A. D. 1902, I the undersigned, sheriff of the county of Yellowstone, state of Montana, will sell at public auction at the front door of the court house of said county of Yellowstone, on the 3rd day of March, at 10 o'clock a m., of said day. the following de scribed premises, to-wit: The east half (.%) of the southeast quarter (1/) of section thirty-six (36), township one (1) north, range twen ty-five (25) east of the Montana prin cipal meridian, situated in the county of Yellowstone. state of Montana, and containing eighty (80) acres of land. (Signed) GEO. W. HUBBARD, Sheriff. By J. T. Sayles, Under Sheriff. First Publication Feb., 7, 1902-4f SUMMONS. In the District 'Court of the Sev enth Judicial District of the State of Montana, in and for the County of Yel lowstone. No. 1169-Maggie A. Wilson, plain tiff, vs. Edward J. Wilson. defendant SUMMONS (fo* publication). The State of Montana sends greet ing to the above named defendant: You are hereby summoned to an sw- r lwh complaint in this action which is filed in the office of the clerk of this .court, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney within twenty days after the service of this surp mons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in the complaint. The said action is brought to ob tain a decree dissolving the bonds of matrimony between plaintiff and de fendant, 1st on the ground of deser tion, the complaint alleging that de fendant deserted and abandoned plain tiff at Osage county, Kansas, in the year 1896, and has ever since con tinued to desert and abandon her, v ithout her cause and against plain tiff's will and without her consent; 2nd, that defendant for four years last past has neglected to provide plaintiff with the common necessaries of life, he having ability so to do, and having sufficient property, with in come therefrom sufficient to furnish to plaintiff such necessaries of life; plaintiff also prays for general relief. Witness my hand and the seal of said court this 4th day of February, 1902. T. A. WILLIAMS, (seal) Clerk. First Publication Feb. :. 1902--6w Notice for Publication. l)epartment of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman, Montana. Feb. 12, 1902.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before T. A. Williams, clerk of court, at Bill ings, Montana, on April 5th, 1902, viz: EDWARD B. KENNEDY, Homestead Entry No. 2,227, for the lot 5. section 34, N½ NW.. section 35, lot 1, SEA/ SW'/4 section 26, town ship 1 north, range 26 east, M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to p'rove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: ,Jacob Burgeson, of Billings. Montana; Samuel D. Church, of Billings, Mon tana; George A. Miller. of Billings, Montana; Lionel I. Hammond, of Bill ings. Montana. A. L. LOVE. Register. First Publication Feb. 14, 1902-6w Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewistown. Montana, Febru a. y 12, 1902.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore T. A. Williams, clerk district court, at Billings, Montana, on Satur day. April 19, 1902. viz: JAMES W. MENDENHALL, who made H. E. No. 2.603, for the S% SE1/4, S1 SW'/4 section 26. town ship 5 north, range 21 east, M. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his contitucus residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: William M. Murphy, of Lavina, Mont.; Walter O. Lee. of Billings. Mont.; .Iefferson Z.Brewer. of Billings. Mont.; Harry B. Drum, of Lavina. Mont. EDWARD BRASSEY, Register. First Publication Jan. : . 1902- Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Ofiife at Lewistown, Montana, Janu ary i;. 1902.-Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore T. A. Williams, clerk district court, at Billings, Montana, on Friday, February 21. 1902, viz: WI'I)\VIG C. LEHFELDT. who ma(le -I. . No. 93N. for the NE'1/ section 20, township (; north, range 22 E.. M. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: Charles M. Bair, of Billings, Mont.; Frank L. Mann, of Billings, Mont.; Herman Lehfeldt, of Lavina, Mont.; Rudolph F. W. Molt, of Billings, Mont. EDWARD BRASSEY, Register. First Publication .an. 24, 1902-6 Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman. Mont., Jan. 21, 1902.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed no tice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before T. A. Williams, clerk of court, at Bill ings, Montana, on March 1, 1902, viz: SAMUEL F. MITCHELL, Homestead Entry No. 2.107, for the fractional NE%4 section 4. township 3 south, range 23 east, M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Charles 9. McFarlin, of Park City, Montana; John N. Sackett, of Park City, Montana; James T. Sayles, of Billings, Montana: Charles C. Domi nick, of Park City, MontLna. A. L. LOVE, Register.