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WILL CEASE SECRETARY SHAW THINKS PRICE TOO HIGH. BANKS ANXIOUS TO SELL Retiring Circulation In Order to Dis pose of Bonds on Deposit at Present Prices. Washington, March 14.-The secre tary of the treasury has announced that he will discontinue for the pres ent the purchase of United States bofids of the 5 per cent loan of 1904; 4 per cent funded loan of 1907; 3 per cent loan of 1908, and 4 per cent loan of 1925, such discontinuance to take effect at the close of business tomor 1.o0W. The secretary believes that the price of bonds is unreasonably high, and that the effect of the government being permanently in the market stim ulates and helps to maintain this price to the prejudice of the national bank circulation. Banks are said to be retiring circulation as rapidly as pos sible, presumably for the purpose of selling bonds now on dieposit at the present prices, or for the purpose of using them with the treasury as se curity for government deposits. In making government deposits, the secretary is disposed to discriminate in favor of such banks as maintain their circulation, and by these two methods he hopes to overcome the tendency to retire bank circulation. ANOTHER ONE FOR MONTANA CARL RASCH APPOINTED U. S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY. Scobey Confirmed By Senate As In dian Agent At Fort Peck Agency. Washington, March 14.-The presi dent today nominated Carl Rasch dis trict attorney for Montana. Mr. Rasch has been assistant district at torney under Mr. Rodgers, whom he now succeeds. Indian Agent Confirmed. Washington, March 14.-The senate today confirmed the nomination of C. R. A. bcobey, Indian agen for Peck Agency, Montana. TO SUPPRESS TRAIN ROBBERY. Judiciary Committee Report Bill to the House. Washington, March 14.--Represent ative Khan of California today sub mitted the report of the judiciary com mittee on th6 oill to suppress train robberies. In presenting the report he points out the extent of these dep redations, particularly in sparsely set tled localities where it is difficult to organize a passe. The robbers es caping before a posse gets in pursuit. The report says we are accustomed to sneer at the futile efforts of Turkey, Greece, Spain and others countries to stop brigandage, yet we have in the train robbing system, involving both robbery and murder as atroc ious brigandage. The bill re ported provides the death pen alty for train robbers when death results to anyone on the train, other wise imprisonment for from five to ten years. BIG DEAL IN CATTLE. Twenty-five Thousand Head to Be Shipped North. Fort Worth, Texas, March 14. Frederico Terrazas, son of a former governor of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, is here closing one of the largest single firm deals ever made in this country. The sale includes 25, 000 head of cattle, which will go to Colorado, Mlontana, Wyoming and the Dakotas. Terms are private. To transport this large number of cattle will require 550 cars, making 40 trains of 15 oars each. The ..approximate freight bill on the stock to the vari ous destinations will be $96,000, the group rate per car being $175. An Honest Medicine for La Grippe. George W. Waitt, of South Gardiner, Me., says: "I have had the worst cough, cold. chills and grip and have taken lots of trash of no account, but profit to the vendor. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is the only thing that has done any gooa whatever. I have used one oottle of it and the chills, cold and grip have all left me. I con gratulate the manufacturers of an honest medicine." For sale by Chap ile Drug Co. SCENE CHANGES. Canada Becomes 'Center of Activity In Boer War. Coliorne, Ont., March 14.-Henry L. Merrick, formerly pastor of St. Albans, Vt., church, but now repre senting an insurance company here, on learning that General Methuen was captured, publicly expressed the hope that General Kitchener would be the next. Caaspen Wilbert, a young farm er who heard him, promptly knocked Merrick clown. When Wilbert was passing Merrick's place he was fired on by someone concealed in the barn and a charge of buckshot entered his left thigh. Merrick has not since been seen. WILL GO TO SOUTH AFRICA. Lord Wolsey Starts for Cape Town Trip Said to Be Private. London, March 14.-Field Marshal Lord Wolseley will start for Cape Town tomorrow. Although officials deny that his trip is anything but a private visit, gossip connects it with the military situation. It is pointed out that Lord Wolseley's knowledge of South Africa gained as a fighter and administrator might be highly use ful to Lord Kitchener ,either at Base (Cape Town) or at Pretoria. Lord Wolseley himself says his trip is en tirely private. FOUND TRUE BILLS. Federal Grand Jury Indict Railroads and Shippers. Louisville, March 14.-Indictments were rendered by the federal grand jury today against railroads and ship pers charged with violations of the interstate commerce laws, but the names of firms and persons involved have not been made public. It is said three of the largest roads in this dis trict are mentioned in true bills as well as prominent grain shippers of Henderson, Memphis and St. Louis. Federal officials refuse to give out any definite information on the sub ject, but it is alleged that specific offense charged will be billing of goodls shipped from east of the Mis sissippi, with Omaha or western date mark. Goods shipped to the south and southwest from points west of the Mississippi, it is alleged ,are given a rebate of 3 cents per bushel. TO STOP ALL GAMBLING. Bill Prohibits Sending of Messages to Promote Pool Selling. WVashington, March 14.-Represent ative Gillett of Massachusettes today introduced a bill to "Protect state anti-gambling laws from nullifioation thelough interstate gambling by tele graph." The bill prohibits the sen~d. ing of dispatches designed to promote pool selling, bookmaking, etc. No' Change Contemplated. Berlin. March 14.-It having been rumored that a change in the German embassy in Washington was possible, the foreign office here has authorized the correspondent of the Associated Press to deny that Dr. Von Hollenben, the present ambassador, will be either furloughed or recalled. A Severe Cold for Three Months. The following letter from A. J. Nus baum of Batesville, Ind., tells its own story: "I suffered for three months with a severe cold. A aruggist pre S-red me some medicine, and a phy 'nn prescrioed for me. yet I did n:' improve. I then tried Foley's Hcn ^y and Tar, and eight doses cured me. Refuse substitutes. Sold by Holn '. & Rixon. HACUE PEAUE CONVENTION RATIFIED SENATE CONSIDERS MATTER IN EXECUTIVEi SESSION AND COMMIT UNITED STATES TO ITS PROVISIONS WITHOUT DIVISION. Washington, March 14.-The senate spent an hour. in executive session to day on the convention growing out of The Hague peace conference relat ing to the conduct of war on land and sea, and finally ratified the agreement. without division. The discussion turned entirely on the conduct of the war in the Philip pines ,and related' especially to Gen eral Funston's capture of Aguinaldo. Senator Teller inquired whether if this treaty had been in force at the time, the method of Aguinaldo's cap ture could have been justified. He quoted the provision in the treaty re lating to the conduct of spies and said that lie did not mean himself to say that General Funstons' course would not have been regular, but merely to secure the opinion of the senators who had given attention to the treaty, and who also were fa miliar with the details of Aguinaldo's capture. Senator Burton 'replied to the in quiry, speaking especially for Gen eral Funston, and said that he was sure the proceeding on the general's part had been not only humane, but that it had been in accordance with the rules of civilized warfare. It was true, he said, that General Funston and his force had acted somewhat in the capacity of spies, but what they had done had been in the line of hon orable warfare. Senator Hoar also spoke at some length regardipg this provision in the treaty. He referred to Aguinaldo's capture and said that he believed the adoption of the treaty would have a tendency toward elevating the conduct of modern warfare. Some of the members of the commit tee on foreign relations said briefly, that the ratification of that treaty would place this country in accord with the highest thought of the times. and expressed the hope that the treaty would receive the unanimous support of the senate. Those who raised the question apropos of dis cussion disclaimed any intention to prevent favorable action. BLIZZARD AT WINNIPEG. Streets Blocked and Car Trffic Sus pended-Trains Delayed. Winnipeg, March 14.-After six weeks of balmy weather, the wildest storm of the winter is raging here to night. This morning there was not a vestige of snow on the ground, while at 11 o'clock tonight the streets are blocked with snow and all car traf fic is suspended. All railroad trains are badly delayed. ALASKA VOLCANO. Eruption Accompanied By Earth Quake and Tidal Wave. Seattle, March 14.-A special to the Post Intelligencer from Juneau, Alas ka, says that a letter has been receiv 'ed there from a Greek priest at Knai, on Cook Islet, telling of the terrific volcanic eruption in that vicinity about January 1. The whole side of an unnamed mountain seemed to be split open, and fire and lava were pouring from it. The village of Knai was covered with ashes and the earth quake which accompanied the erup tion caused several tidal waves, do ing much damage. MUST BE ANARCHISTS. Attempt Made to Blow Up Residence of Mayor. Spokane, Wash., March 14.-An at tempt to dynamite the residence of Dr. P. S. Byrne, mayor of this city, was made last Tuesday night. The explosion took place a few yards from the mayors' house in the suburbs, shattering the glass and blowing a hole in the earth. It is thought about two sticks of dynamite were used. Yesterday the mayor received an anonymous letter threatening to blow up his house unless he changed his political policy ,. LINCOLN FARM FOR SALE FORMER HOME OF "OLD ABE" TO BE SOLD FOR TAXES. Many Bidders From All Over the Country Making Inquiries of County Officers. Evansville, Ind., March 14.-The old Lincoln farm, in the heart of Lincoln City, Spencer county, will in a few days be sold for delinquent taxes. For years the taxes 'on the farm have not been paid, and the county officials de cided the best thing to do was to offer the farm for sale. Attempts have heretofore been made to turn the farm into a park and ask congress to make an appropria tion for this purpose, and this may be done after the farm passes into other hands. The cld cottage that stood on the farm and in which Abraham Lincoln lived was removed to New York many years ago and was sold for several thousand dollars. The commissioners of Spencer coun yt have received many letters from people all over the country wanting to buy the farm and bidders will doubtless be numerous when the tax sale is held. The mother of Lincoln is buried on the farm. Foley's Kidney Cure makes the knd nevs and bladder right. Contains nothing injurious. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. BANKS ISSUE MONEY ORDERS PLAN TO COMPETE WITH EX PRESS COMPANIES. WILL HAVE LARCE CAPITAL Meeting Said to Be Called In New York to Perfect the Scheme. Indianapolis, March 14.-The Senti nel tomorrow will print the following: Charles L. Farrell, assistant cashier of the Capital National bank and sec retary of the Indiana Bankers' asso ciation, left yesterday to attend a meeting at New York City, Saturday, of prominent bankers from nearly ev ery state in the union mn one of the most important banking schemes of late 'ears. The proposition is to enter the mon ey order field as a competitor of ex press companies and the government itself. It is proposed to issue uniform bank money orders payable through an immense clearing house in New York City, probably the Western Na tional bank, with branch clearing houses in all other large cities. The scheme was conceived by east ern bankers who held a meeting in New York last spring and invited the co-operation of the western banks to extend the proposed scheme over the entire country. One representative from each state was nominated as a member of the executive committee, generally an officer of the various state bankers assqciations. The mat ter was laid before these representa tives in a quiet way last fall, in a circular explaining details of the pro posed scheme, and in turn by them to the bankers of the principal cities of their state. Responses were general ly favorable and two weeks ago a call was issuel for a meeting of this ex ecutive committee to be held in New York Saturday. At the head of the system will be the Western National bank of New York City, which will act as one im mense cleEaring house for the natioial association. In each city where a number of banks request it there will ~lsd be clearing houses, as it were, to collect the daily orders cashed by the various banks. It is proposed to incorporate this association with a paid up capital of gigantic propor tions, reaching far into the millions, that its credits may be absolutely un questioned and that its orders may circulate almost the same as currency and he received with the same faith and credit that is now given the or ders of express companies and of the go-ernment. To compete with express companies, rates for issuance of orders will be placed at miflimum price which it is believed express companies will not be able to meet because of their lim ited:l banking facilities. PAINTERS QUIT WORK. Demand An Increase of 60 Cents Per Day In Pay. St. Louis, March 14.-At close of work this evening every member of the International Brotherhood of Paiters, Decorators and Paper hang ers in St. Louis, numbering about 1,400 men ,announced to their em ployers that they would not return to work until an increase of 60 cents per day in wages, of which notice was 'ven six months ago, is granted. CHARGED WITH BRIBERY. St. Louis Attorney Arrested on Bench Warrant. St. Louis, March 14.-A bench war rant, charging Edw~ard Butler, a prom inent local politician, with offering a bribe was issued on the order of the grand jury today. The charge is bas ed on testimony connecting Butler with the passage of the garbage bill of 1901. Butler was arrested and re leased on ball. A Good Cough Medicine for Children. "I have no hesitancy in recommend ing Chamberlain's Cough Remedy," says F. P. Moran, a well known and popular baker of P.tersburg, Va. "We have given to our children when troubled with bad coughs, also whoop ing cough, and it has always given perfect satisfaction. It was recom mended to me by a druggist as the best cough medicine for children as it contained no opium or other harm fuil drug." Sold by Chapple Drug Co. Music. Music furnished for all occasions. Orders taken for sheet and orchestra music. Music arranged from the voice. W. J. Carter, violin teacher, residence 312 North 25th street. Box 535. 81-26 Bring your shoe repairing to Post office basement. 74-tf ATTENTION SHOMESEEKERS -`N the fertile valley of the Big SI Horn, lying east of the Yel lowstone National Park and in the state of Wyoming, many attractive parcels of land are awaiting 'develop ment. No other country un der the sun offers such in ducements to settlers with limited capi tal. The water supply is ample and Nature has so endowed this section of the country that there will always be considerable free open range for live stock. Climatic conditions are such that the soil produces all kinds of northern varieties of grains, grasses and garden products. These crops are never failing, owing to the unlimited water supply for irrigation purposes. THERMOPOLIS At the canyon of the Big Horn river is located the town of Thermopolis. Here.are located the Big Horn Hot Springs. These waters, from a curative standpoint, are equal to any in the known world. Thevhave been analyzed and are not found lacking in anything that has made the Arkansas Hot Springs famous throughout the country. We are in a position to secure building locations for anyone desiring to locate at this health resort, or give them any detailed in formation regarding the place. Our facilities for securing ranch and stock locations are unequaled and we offer such at prices rang ing from $250 to $3,500. Correspondence solicited. T. P. McDONALD & CO. Thermopolis, Wyoming. First National Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. if ------,--. " PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000I SURPLUS. - - - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDS, Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS G. W. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, Jos. ZIMMERMAN, M. A. ARNOLD. S. G. REYNOLDS. 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