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THE BILLINGS .GAZETTE
VOL. XVII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNT.Y. MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1902. NO. 93. THE VOGUE A Good Start is Half the Trip. Start you Spring purchase with one of those "Full Tailormade Spring Suits, Made exprcssly for THE VOGUE. 'Every Suit in the house -warranted to be strictly all Wool. The Vogue Clothing and Shoe Co. Linton's Old Stand. Billings, Montana. SFirst Natoi Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000 SURPLUS. - - - 10,000 P. H. M ()oss, P'resident. I SNI. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. * S. G. REvozoL1ns, Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS G (. W. WooDsoN, P. P. Moss, Jos. ZIMMERMAN. MI. A. ARNOLI, S. G. REYNOLDrS. Transact a General Banding Business---Collections Promptly Made and Remitted For Yellowstone ""59 Yegen Bros. Savings Bank National OF tILLINS, .ONTANA. OF Bank BILLINGS t nin S-- =---- -- -- - - ransact a General Banking rt Business. CAPITAL, - $50,000 Administer Estates. SURPLUS, $20,000 y and Sell Real 1,state and SURPLUS, - $20,000 Live Stock A. L. BABCOCK, President DAVID PRATT, Vice-President (1. A. GRIGGS, Cashier Responsible Capital, $125,000 E. H. HOLLISTER, Ass't Cash DIRECTORS. Collect Rents A. I.. , 4, CK. DAI F .A'Take Charge of Business Af A. . ACOCK. DAVID I fairs for Non-Residents. (;..A. GRIGGS. ELi). CAR I) ILL. I'L1E RtR I.ARSON. Regular Banking in all its Branches. G.F. BURLA, Cashier. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented,. Special. Attention Given to Collections. AIgorF 0, at. DEALES INAngora Go ts Foreign and Domestic Exchange. More Profitable in Montana Than Any Other Livestock Do It NEow ©wF.1o1 Information and Prices Call on i T1- L or Address HUN'.IPt5h: 'Montana Angora Goat Company JOHN W. FULTON, Sscretary, New Styles and Prices 24-25 Pittsburg Building, HELENA. TO SHOE BUYERS THIS is the season of the ,ear when all wise shoe buyers S are looking about for the best S place to purchase footwear for ii . winter. Absolute comfort, solid wear and guaranteed satisfac Stion is what you get at LOSEKAMP'S - The E. P. Reed Fine Shoes for women, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50. A 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 I for Men, warranted $2, $2.50, $3.00 and $3 50 JOHN D. LOSEKAMP, THE FAMOUS CLOTHIER ANDOUTFITTER.. FREICHI TO CO FORWARD STRIKE AT BOSTON IS DECLARED ENDED. UNION ENDORSE ACTION By Terms of Settlement Union Men Will Not !.cad or Unload Urfai; Teams. Bos on. Macrh 1 i.--Thrrough the united ei'forts of represeintatives of the great mercantile bodies of the city, secondled by the chief executives of the city and state in conference with the recognized leaders of organiz ed labor, the great strike of freiglt iandl.rs nnd kindred trades, repre sented in the allied freight transpor tation council, was broken tonight. Fully 20,000 nlen who have been idle for four days will go to work in the morning. This result was attained at a confer ence this evening at the office of Gov ernor Crane. The decision was at once reported to the allied freight transportation council at a special meeting tonight and unanimously endorsed. The settlement was the result of the expressed determination of Gov ernor Crane and those representing the merchants of Boston to bring all possible pressure to bear upon the New York, New Haven & Hartfond Railroad company, to adopt the rule in forrc upon the Boston & Maine rail road, forbidding freight handlers to I unload teams except at their own op tion and risk. All of ,the old men for whom places can be found, will be taken back by the railroads tomorrow, but owing to the suddenness with which the strike was ended, and the large number of new men who have been installed it is likely that many of the old em ployes will find no vacancy ready for them. Eventually, it is believed, they all will regain their old positions. Teamsters and longshoremen will find an unprecediented demand for services and traffic of all descriptions, which has been virtually at a stand still for the past three or four days. will be resumed tomorrow with a rush The Brine Transportation company, the loading and unloading of whose non-union teams precipitated the strike of the New York. New Haven & Hartford freight handlers, does not appear to have figured in the settle ment of the present controversy and-I as far as that company is concerned. sentiment against it on the part ofi the labor union is as bitter as ever. Under the new arrangement, how ever, union men will not be required to load or unlcad that company's teams. BOERS RELEASE METHUNE BRODERICK MAKES THE AN NOUNCEMENT IN PARLIAMENT At Least the British General is Under the Care of An English Med ical Officer. London, March 13.-Broderick an nounced in commons today that Me thuen had been released, according to a report, and was expected to arrive at Klerksdorp today. The general's condition is favorable. The exchange of Methuen for Kritzinger had not been contemplated. The trial of the commandant had been postponed since the evidence was not ready. Healy, amid nationalist cheers, in vited the government to show equal magnanimity and release Kritzinger. Broderick said subsequently that the telegram did not say specifically that Methuen had been released, but from the fact that he was in charge of a British medical officer it was pre sumed that the general had been re leased. Arrived At Klerkdorp, London, March 13.-The following diispatch, dated Pretoria. March 13, has been received from Lord Kitchen er: "General Methuen was brought to Klerksdorp today, he is doing well. Everything possible is being done for him." SPANISH CABINET RESIGNS. Premier Sagasta Declines Invitation to Form New One. Madrid, March 13.-Premier Senor Sagasta today notified the queen re gent that the cabinet had resigned and when informed that the resigna tion of Fnance Minister Senor Ur zaiz was irrevocable, her majesty ask ed Senor Sagasta to form a new cab inet, to include all sections of the lib eral party, but he declined to do so. The queen regent will now consult with the presidents of the chambers, in the hope of finding a method to se cure a representative liberal ministry. WILL STOP IN WASHINGTON. Journey of Apostolic Delegate to Phil ippines Cut Short. R.omtiv. i.Tn h 13.-Tt is new author ita'ivl', reprowled that M,',r. Sbnret!;, who I cenl.ly sailed for New York. en ro,: : for M-nila. as apostolic dele gate t: the Philippines, will on his ar rival in America. receive or.;ers from the vatican not to proceed beyond Washington on his journey, at lebas for the time being. In view of informa tion on Philippine matters expected soon at the vatican, from the Ameri can government, the pope deems it prudent to suspend all ecclesiastical acticn regarding the church in the Philippines. BEATTIE IS REAPPOINTED SURVEYOR GENERAL OF MON TANA SUCCEEDS HIMSELF. Name Sent to the Senate for Con firmation By President Roosevelt. Washington. March 13.-The presi dent ;oday sent the following nomina tions 0o the senate: Edward W. Beattie, surveyor gen eral of Montana. Registers land offices-Clarence C. Schuyler, at Fargo, N. D.; George B. Winship at Grand Forks, N. D.. Receiver of public mcneys-Harvey J. Rice at Huron, S. D. , INDIANS SIGN TREATY. Minnesota Red Men Willing to Sell Their Land. Solway, Minn.. March 13. --Major McLaughlin and party have just ar rived: from the Red Lake agency. The Indians have signed a treaty, for a consideration of $1,u00,000, for 11 towns west of the agency; $250,000 to be paid in 90 days after the ratifica tion of the treaty and $50.000 annual ly until the remainder is paid. The Indians appear to be well satisfied. DEVILS LAKE LANDS. Senate Committee Favor Agreement for Their Opening. Washington. March 1.-The senate committee on Indian affairs today ait thorized a favofable report on the hill ratifying Itie arerment P ,th th. Indians of Devils Lake reservation in North Dakota. for the opening of that reservation to settlement. RAILROAD WAR THREATENED Summer Tourist Rates May Go Very Low. Chicago, March 13:--Railroad lines east and west of Chicago are liable to become involved in a rate war for the lion's share of the summer tourist business. A proposition has been in troduced into the Central Passenger association to put in effect a summer tourist rate of about half fare to all eastern seaside, resorts, in order to compete with the cheap rates which will be in force to western resorts. In the main the proposition has not been favorably received by the lines in the association and a meeting of the joint pasenger committee has been called for March 26, at New York, to consider the question further. West emrn passenger men are alarmed at the attitude of the easterners and are threatening to refuse to accept the rates for basing proposed if offered to them. First Sale of Land. Helena, March 13.-The first public sale of state lands conducted this year will be held at Boaeman on April 8, when about 50,000 acres will be offer ed for sale. Some of the laid is quite valuable, and the state expects to re ceive good prices. WORKING FOR COMPROMISE REPUBLICANS TRYING TO AGREE REGARDING CUBA. ALL PLANS ARE DISCUSSED Committee of Arbitrators Will Meet Again and Adjust All Differences. Washington, March 13.-La'e this Sufternoon the work of harmonizing the conflict over Cuban reciproei y had progrisser so far that a commit tee of conferees, or arbitrators, repre senting the two sides of the contro versy assembled to frame a compro mise agreement. The meeting occur red in the private quarters of the ways ani, means committee room. with Chairman Payne and Representa tives Dalzell and Cannon present in behalf cf the ways and means recid procity element, while five members of the opposition: Rrejresentatives Metcalf of California, Dick and Taylor of Ohio, Fordney of Michigan, and Morris of Minnesota, acted as arbi trators in behalf of republicans who have resisted the ways and means original plan ,of 20 per cent reciproc ity for an uniitited, period. The conference lasted about two hours and was not productive of final results, adjournment being taken un til 2 p. m. tomorrow. All plans of compromise which have been suggested were reviewed, particu larly that limiting the reciprocity pe riod until December, 1903. Beyond discussing the several plans no action was taken. When the conference closed it was s:ated that the discussion had been along such harmonious lines that an agreement seemed assured. Chair man Payne and his associates seemed to be less confident than the other conferees that an agreement was in sight. ASKINC FOR INFORMATION JIM YOUNGER WANTS TO KNOW WHERE HE IS AT. Petitions Governor for Ruling on the Right of a Paroled Convict to Marry. St. Paul. March 13.-Jim Younger has petitioned Governor Van Sant for a ruling as to his right to marry. In his petition the ex-life convict does not say who he desires to wed. but simply asks for a ruling as to his eligibility to the role of a benedict. Un.per the law Younger, as a life bris oner on parole has no right to enter into a civil contract of any descrip tion. It is known that since his release from Stillwater, his relations with a well known St. Paul young woman have been such as usually lead to matrimony, and, in fact, announce ments have been made of an engage ment. Governor Van Sant has no right to grant the permission sought by Young er. The only way in which such a marriage could be legally solemnized would be through the board of con trol acting as sponsor for Younger, who is legally speaking a nonentity. Encampment Rate Made. Chicago, March 13.-The Central Passenger association lines have granted a rate of one cent a mile for the round trip to the Grand Army Na tional encampment to be held in Washington, October 6 to 11. Earthquake In Asia Minor. Vienna, March 13.-A dispatch from Constantinople says the town of Kyan kari, Asia Minor, was destroyed by an earthquake yesterday. The town has 20,000 population. No details were received. STotally Destroyed,. Constantinople, March 13.-The town of Tchengeri, in province of Kas tamouni, Asia Minor, was totally de stroyed' by an earthquake on March 8. Four persons were killed and hun dreds injured. WILLING TO ACCEPT. If Offered a Cabinet Position McCor mick Would Not Decline. Los Angeles, March 13.--Wiliam S. McCormick, who has been asked by Senators Kearns and Millard whether he wouldi accept the secretaryship of the interior, today telegraphed them that he had decided he would do so if offered. REDMOND'S MOTION DEFEATED. Irish Leader Proposes a Reduction In Wyndham's Salary. London, March 13.-During debate on civil service estimates in the house of commons today John Redmond, Irish leader, moved a reduction of the salary of the chief secretary for Ire land, (George Wyndham) and proceed ed to criticise Wyndham's policy, as serting that the latter was engineer ing a conspiracy to misrepresent the conditions of the country in -*,rder to give a colorable excuse for coercion. He sincerely hoped, however, that the Irish would not be betrayed inkp the commission of crime. Wyndham, re plying, said that already a great many illegal acts hal been perpetrated in Ireland, he wished it to be understood that he, both personally and officially, was- responsible for whatever repres sive steps were taken by the govern ment. Redmond's motion was defeat ed COAL MINERS WILL MEET ,CONVENTION OF WORKERS IN AN THRACITE REGION CALLED. Wil; Consider Advisability of Strik ing to Enforce Demands Made On Operators. Ptila:lBelphia, March 13.- tlhe fol lowing notice will be posted tomor row at all collieries throughout the anthracite coal region of Pennsyl vania: "Rates of wages now in effect will be continued until April 1, 1903, and thereafter subject to 0O days' notice. Local differences will be adjusted as h eretofore." The rate of wages now paid to mine workers in the anthracite region is the same as that granted them as a re sult of the great strike in the fall of 1900. At that time'the coal operators promised that the rate should, remain until April 1, 1901. Prior to the latter date ;he mine workers, through officers of their' na tional organization, male szveral de mands on the operators, among them recognition of the union. 'This the mine owners refused, but ins:tead con tinned the rate of wages granted in 1900 to April 11. this year. A\t the re cent national conven:ion of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America at In dianapolis, it was voted to again ask the operators to grant the men sever al concessions: Among them was recognition of the union and an eight hour day. At the same time the nar tional officers were instructed to seek a conference with the operators and aceor:iingly letters we re sent to the pr'esidents of several coal companies asking for such a meeting. As far as is publicly known none of the pres idents granted the request. Failing in this the miners Ihar' call ed a convention to be held at Shamo kin next Tuesday at which all coal mines in the anthracite region will be represented and at which the vital question of whether ior not to strike will either be finally decided or refer red to the nationaly officers with pow er to act. How the convention will take the notice which is to be posted is, of course, not positively known at this.time. but several of the district iofficers have been quoted as saying that if the companies grant only a continuance of the inresent wage scale the rank and fit' of the men will not be satisfied. GRAND JURY INVESTIGATING. Witness Examined Regarding Viola tions of Interstate Commerce Law Louisville, Ky., March 13.-The fed eral grand jury which is now in ses sion in this city is engaged in exam-* ing witnesses in connection with al leged violations of the interstate com merce laws by certain railroads and business corporations in this district, District Attorney Hill and Special As sistant District Attorney John T ', Marchland of Washington, represete ' ing the commission, are conduccti4a the examination. No in.l have yet been found.