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The Billings gazette. [volume] (Billings, Mont.) 1896-1919, May 06, 1902, Image 1

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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
The Vogue Clothing and Shoe Co.
Linton's Old Stand. Billings, Montana.
First National Bank ,
PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $ 150,000
SURPLUS. - - - 10,000 *
P. B. Moss, President.
M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. t
S. G. REYNOLDS. Assistant Cashier.
G. W.. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, .Jos. ZiMM4R&.MN.
Transact a General Banling Business---Collections Promptly Made and Remitted For
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National 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
G. A. GRIGGS. d Pool
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit toxes Rented.
Special Attention eIven to. ColleCttons,
And Other Refreshments.
Foreign and Dompstio Exchen e.
A Splendidly Equipped
Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Pleasure Resort.
, 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Large Crowd Witness the Running o1
the Great Kentucky
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.
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.
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(
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.
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
"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
"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
"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
"(I anod) CHAFTFI."C
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

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