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f . ... GA ,ZET tu TF -I fE 1 >4k VOL.:. X.V.III)'" BILLI8' NGS, YELLIOWST.'ONE COUNT', MNO~TANA', TUEySDAY, MAY 6,1!902:."••,. '.O-:. THE VOGUE A Good Start is Half the Trip. Start you Spring purchase with one of those "Full Tailormade Spring Suits,. Made expressly 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. First National Bank , OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $ 150,000 SURPLUS. - - - 10,000 * P. B. Moss, President. M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. t S. G. REYNOLDS. Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS .... G. W.. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, .Jos. ZiMM4R&.MN. M. A. ARNOLD. S. G. REYNOLDS. Transact a General Banling Business---Collections Promptly Made and Remitted For ~4 ·~.~~H·.)~.I·F . ICL~O1 .·~I·-CC.*C) .·.*r~ *. 4 Yellowstone '" * C* National Billings Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL.,, $50,000 Bowling SURPLUS. $20,00Q A. .. BABCOCK, President, AlleyBam DAVID FRATT, Vice'President ' e. A. amosR . Cauier *** (irNwell Bld'g. " . II. HOLLISTER, Aus't Cash DIRECTORS. Billiard A. L. BABCOCK. DAVID FRATT. G. A. GRIGGS. d Pool ED. CARDWELL. PETER LARSON. Tabe. Tables. Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit toxes Rented. I NON-INTOXICANT DRINKS Special Attention eIven to. ColleCttons, And Other Refreshments. DEALERS IN , Foreign and Dompstio Exchen e. A Splendidly Equipped Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Pleasure Resort. OF BILLINGS, ,ONTANA. L4DI(S ALWAYS WELCOIE. , nsact a GeneralBankiig Buy e . Business. 11 . Administer Bstates. .Buy n'ddSellieal Bstate and G. F. BURLA, iveStok. POINT iThe FlorsFhe C posible Capitas are $12511de o Collect Rentsin Plain INSTP. and' .l y a, Take Charge of Business AS. fairs for. Non-AResh, , . SExquisite. The A " . G. F. BURLt. re rCa et t.ry N She Blll ags made oaracy SODA WATER a specialOla.P TODAY I EsOTHEY FIT HE Latest in Plain INSTEP i Exhilirating and THE. -Exquisite. T h-e HEEL great Panacea to q hThirst. Tey are right e+very way. The Billings Pharmacy: South Si. Sold by S .d9a Water j JOHN P. LOSEKAMP, FTmOos ODAYtteTPP . r t TRUST MSTI NOW ANSWER TOO LATE TO ABANDON PRO CEEDINGS AGAINST PACKERS THE BILL OF COMPLAINT, If Approved by Attorney General. It Will Be Filed in Court This Week. Washington, May 4.-It will 'be futile for the packers and their friends by petition or otherwise, to attempt to persuade the president to agree to an abandonment of the proceedings agailnst the so-called beef trust or against the railroad merger. It is declared' by 'high offlcialt that the government's case has proceeded to a pofnt wherelit cannot be aban doned. They say the action was com- menced under 'Instructions from the president after the chief executive had become convinced that the laws were being violated, and that the agencies at the command of the gov ernment should be used to protect the people. If there has been no vio lation of the law, the packers and their friends can have no good reason to advance why the matter should not be carried into court. If the law has been violated by the packers they must be punished, be cause the president will countenance no class or condition, insisting that the laws are to apply to all, and the exalted as well as the most humble shall obey them: The suggestion that business may be disturbed and prosperity checked by the proceedings will not be consid ered by members of the administra tion as of sufficient Inmportance to war rant the abandonmenit of the propos ed suits. It is reported that the packing inter ests have been wiring congressmen to exert their influence with the pres ident to induce him to suspend ac tion. It would be such bad politics for congressmen at this time, on the eve of going before the people for re election, to take sides in the con troversy that is believed few, if any, will respond to such requests. The character of the president, well known to' congressmen, will deter the most hardy from undertaking such a mis sion, which would undoubtedly be treated by the president as in the nature of an impertinence. TRUST MEMBERS. Papers Served on Alleged Beef Com bine People. Kansas City, May 4.-R.. E. See, marshal of the state supreme court, has just served papers on two pack fng house employes and' four meat dealers of this city, commanding them to appear i the supreme court in Jef ferson City, May 6, to: answer ques tions In the beef trust inquiry insti tuted by Attorney General Crow. The persons subpoenaed are charged with being members of the beef'trust and with conspiring to limit the supply of meats and maintain prices on the game. Charles W. Armour and J. C. Dold were served with papers sev eral days ago.. Marshal See will sum mon" 30 witnesses In St. Joseph, six ins lt. .Louis and two in Springfield. IHE ANTI-BEEF ARGUMENT. Summary of the Bill to Be Filed at Chicago by the Government. Chicago, May 4.-William A. Day, special attorney of the department of justice, will submilt,to Attorney Gen eral Knox the bill for injunction agaist the companies comprising the packers' trust. While the lawyers were busy finisl ing the bill word came from the stock yards that by the middle of the month 12,000 men, or ose-third the working force at the yards, will be out of their jobs. This includes not only the regular summer lay-off of men but also several thousand extra as a result of.the present beef agita tion. Every packing house in the yards will reduce the number of its employes. In fact, the process has been going on for over two weeks past. This action has been taken by the packers ,in spte of the fact that beef continues to rise in price and :canned meats will shortly follow. The completion of the bill marked the close of the preliminaries to the injunction suit against the packers, and makes it possible for the bill to be filed by Tuesday or Wednesday. t11 now depends .on the action of At 1orney General Knox. It he liar no changes to suggest, his approval will be telegraphed to Chicago and Dis trict Attorney Bethen will file copies of the bill immediately. If the attor ney general has any ' considerable amendments to make to the bill, it will be necessary to send it back to Mr. Bethea for corrections before it can be filed. The bill comprises about sixteen closely typewritten pages, and it is accompanied with many affidavits, with the contents of which the attor sney general is acquainted. 4The bill is brought 'Tn the name of the United States of America.- The principal allegation is to the effect that Armour & Co., Swift & Co., The G. H. Hammond Packing company, the Cudahy Packing company; and the Schwarzschild & Suizberger company are engaging in an illegal combination in restraint of trade, and the prayer of the bill is that they be permanent ly restrained by injunction. In support of the main allegation of the bill it is alleged that. a' sec'et agreement controlling the price of dressed beef exists between the six packers named, that meetings are held at stated intervals at which the market price of dressed beef for the entire United States is raised or low ered at will. This allegation is sup ported by affidavits of former em ployes of the packers, telling of the existence of the trust agreement; by the secret code book of the Cudahy company, giving the interpretation of the messages' often sent toi employes Of' the house, and by other evidence. The second allegation in support of the general allegation is that the packers have combined to force the rkilroads to reduce shipping rates in their favcr in discrimination against the small shippers, thus throttling competition and restraining trade. The third allegation is that a black list is maintained by packers and that any retailer who is black listed by one finds it impossible to buy beef from any house in the com bine, thus forcing the retailers to conforwmto certain arbitrary rules of trade laid down by the packers. The fourth allegationi is that the packers in the combine have divided the territory for the disposal of their products so- as to prevent competition among themselves and to enable them to maintain fixed prices. The fifth allegation is that the com bination controls the output of beef from the various packing houses, and it is put on the market in such, a way as to prevent fluctuations, which would naturally result from the opera tion of the law of supply and demand and keep the price up to the mark fixed by the combine. The bill charges that the combine is in'effect a monopoly, and that its operations rae in restraint of trade and in defiance of the Sherman anti trust law, under which the proceed ings are brought. ALAN-A-DALE WINS ' DERBY ABE FRANK, THE FAVORITE BAD. LY BEATEN. Large Crowd Witness the Running o1 the Great Kentucky Event. Louisville, May 4.-To the lusty cheers of everyone Alan-a-Dale, the ii lustrious son of Halma, the latter him self winner of the 1895 Derby, passed under the wire winner of the twenty eighth Kentucky Derby. "The crowd was very large.. Society, not only ol Louisville, but of the entire state was represented. Governor Beck ham and hie staff were in attendance as were other public officials fron adjoining states. For the Derby th( bookmakers were kept busy for a half hour taking in the bills mosl frantically shoved at them, for non( of the colts lacked friends. Ab Franks, the much-heralded winter fa vorite, was the 'choice in the betting at 3 to 5, and only occashonally did some venturesome bookie hunch the odds, and then only for a short in terval. The McDowen entry was 3 tc 2, while Inventor figured at 10 to I and better, oonsiderable money go ing in on him at 2% to 1 for place. After several attempts to start then they-"went away on comparativel: even terms, with Alan-a-Dale ' a necl in "front -of Abe Frank, The,' Riva third and Inventor last. As they rounded the last turn .fo the final run into the stretch, Coburt saw his time had come, and he wen to w'ork on'the favorite, but Abe did not have the run in him.: When the stretch had been reached, and thou sands of eager eyes were turned upon the four colts in the' final struggle, many a disappointed look fell upon, the favorite; as Abe showed .signs of distress, and was certainly beaten The- race was niow. between the Mc Dowell entry and Inventor, the latter showing a burst of speed at the finish that for a time seemed to threaten Alan-a-Dale, but Witinkfleld, without whip or spur, sent him under the wire a winner by a length, with his stable companion fighting for second place only a neck behind Inventor. Abe Frank being six lengths a~ay. WAR O1 HITCHCOCK. He Assumes That Everybody is Out to "Do" the Government. Washington, May 4.--Thomas H. Shevlin of Minneapolis, republican na national committeeman from Minne sota, has gone to Europe, after firing a parting shot in Washington at Sec retary Hitchcock of the interior de partment, and should Mr. Hitchoock retire within the.next few months, of which ia a strong probability, Mr. Shevlin will probably claim credit for bringing the change about. He does not like the* secretary, nor the heads of the.Indian office, which are a part of the interior, department, and he has called them hard names at times; but the honors are easy; the depart ment thinks Just as much of Mr. Shevliin as he does of it, as far as that iq concerned.. Should Mr. Hitch cock finally leave the department the moving cause will be the hostility. of certain influential senators and representatives, on whose black list the secretary has been for a long time. He is probably as honest a man as ever has had charge of the interior portfolio, but he seems to lack dis cretion and diplomacy in his dealings with public men. Not all of the sen ators and representatives who are af ter him are disappointed grafters in whose way he has stood; many of them are as honest as Hitchcock, but resent the manner of his approach to them for the consideration of public business. The secretary has the un fortunate habit of assuming that ev ery time a member of the legislative branch of the government approaches him it is for the purpose of working some sort of a skin game on the gov ernment, and he proceeds according ly. As I have sald, not all of these are grafters; but his attitude has lined the grafters and the honest legislators up as one man, and com plaints by the score have been com ing to the white house. Mr. Shevlin's grievance, whatever it may be, is a very small matter. SURVEY COMPLETED. Custer County Settlers Given Oppol tunity to File and Prove Up. Miles City, May 4.-The approve plats of 10 townships surveyed by • M. Robertson in June, 1899, have bee recei.ed at the Miles City land offic and will be open fo, entry after 3 days, which means May 31. Thes surveys are scattering, but importar for the reason that the work has bee done by request of actual settlers wh have been waiting for years to fil upon thlr lands and prove tip. The lands are located on both side of the Yellowstone river and are sea tered \through the Powder river conu try, also near Terry and Hathawa and on Sunday and Sand creeks, en bracing some of the finest tracts land in the country. As stated, a of these surveys are of townships an localities where people have been lit ing for years, which, because of isi lation, have been rejected by contra( surveyors. Surveyor Robertson was induced t take a- contract for these describe and about 10 more some three yeas a o and lost largely on the venture but what was his loss is the settler gain. The remaining townships I this contract will not be platted an ready fog entry for some months ye Chinese Rebels Slay Thousands. Victoria, B. C., May 4.-Word hi been brought by the Olympia frog the orient'of several successes by tI Kwang Si rebels, whose ever-growin armies were beseiging Nanaign at lai reports. Fugitives who were fleein to Canton from the scenes of blooi shed and pillage report .that tlj slaughter at Ching Shang Fui whe that city fell was awful. More tha 1,000 persons were killed and thel bodies left lying unburied in tb streets while the rebels burned an looted the stores and houses. Ters ble slaughters are also reported frol other captured towns. Several Ctho sand of the imperial army TarE sal to have deserted. OAPTU5OF ONE OFFICER AND SEVEN MEN'I W'ERE KILLED. DATTO DEAD COVERGROUND Colonel Frank D. Baldwin aPd His Regiment Fought Hiad to Hand With Moro. Warriors. Washington, May 4.-The war de partment received, today a cablegram from General Chaffee indicating that the campaign against Sultan Bayan, one .t the principal More chiefs, has been completely successful. The result was accomplished: by a gallant assault on the principal Moro fort, and its capture after a number of leading Moros had been killed. The cablegram, which was received this afternoon, was as follows: Chaffee's Message: "Fighty-four sprviviors' at Bayal surrendered unconditionally this morning' at 7 o'clock. Sultan Bayan, Raja Munda Bayan, Sultan Pandapa tan and all leading dattos are dead with many'of their followers. Thi as sault on the principal fort. which su rendered last night, was one of the most gallant performances of'Ameri can, arms. "Colonel Frank D. Baldwin and hi:'. regiment deserve all the praise fbr hand-to-hand struggle in the four. lines of ditches under the walls of the fort. These trenches are lined with Mbrri dead from our rifle fire. I have never seen or heard of any per formance excelling this gallant fight. "It is my painful duty to report that the overthrow of Moro power was not acdomplished without severe loss. One officer and seven enlieted men were killed and four officers and 30 enliat ed men wounded. Will telegraph the list later. After the 84 survivors. marched out this morning as prison ers it was understood that they were all. Eighty others, who had con cealed themselves in the rubish in side of the fort, made break for, liberty but did not succeed. *Some of the Moros who were wounded tried to stab the soldiers trying to help them. "It is impossible to state the num ber of Mixros killed, as many are lying in the tall grass. The surrender saves us from a seige and starving them out It would have been impos~ible to have carried the works' without scal ing ladders which were ready. I in tend to retain the prisoners until two or three small adjacent forts are nc cupied. "The fort was reduced by four mountain guns and 470 rifles. This was fully sufficient. Could not have used more men advantageously. Had we sent a strong column it would only have swelled the casualty list., "One neighboring datto has already' represented himself' as a friend, and I expect a general coming in shortly when the weight of the blow is known. The dead have been sent to Malabang for burial, In the light of the present knowledge could have beseiged the prindipal fort and' in time' forred its' surrender, but that would probably have resulted in a sortie for freedom and escape for' many. By attacking them they have been completely crushed-the only kind of lesson these wild Moros seem to be able to profit by. "I shall invite Sultah Tarlac to pay me a friendly visit, it he does not tell us of his initiative. He has a fort further east in plain sight and of the same strength as was Bayan, on . beautiful tableland, with 1,000 acres oC fne upland rice. The result tn fot. low this important engagement i sures respect for the United StatM. and authority in the center of Mote savagery. "(I anod) CHAFTFI."C THOUSANDS HOMELESS. Fire in Japan Town pestroys 3,000 Houses. K Honolulu, April 24, via San Franlie. o, May 4.-Advices are reecived from Japan of a destructive fire on Marcdii`. 30 at Sekayenka. Cho, one of the ,. . cipal silk producg districts. A one-third of the city was de seven persons were bhrned to W 15 sercusly. injured ad 3 1 less severely. 3,300 . ee godowns were burned, estimated at 15,0000 thousand people were