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VOL. XVIII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1902. NO, 60. A Complete Outfit And a Good One. Now Is the Time. The VOGUE is the Place to Buy It. Men's Suits, Men's Corduroy Pants, California Shirts, Stetson Hats, Warranted Shoes, Bedding and Tarpaulins. LINTON'S OLD STAND. Firs Nationa ank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAl. - $150,000 SURPLUS. - - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. M. A. ARNOLD. Cashier. *S. G. REYNOLDS, Assistant Cashir. DIRECTORS G. W. WoopsoN, P. l Moss, s. Zt ..Ni ., . M. A. ARNOLD. S. G. REYNOL.DS. Transact a 6eneral Banging Business---Collections Promptly Made and Remitted Fo( } FORESTER The JEWELER Tenth Annual Invitation to the Public to CALL AND INSPECT MY STOCK of Fine JEWELERY AND HOLIDAY GOODS Heanquarters for . CHRISTMAS GIFTS Watch Repairing A SPECIALTY F. H. BEEMAN, Successor to GEO. SOULE. TAXIDERMIST Gunsmnithing and Repairing, Billings, - flontana. BLACKLEGOIDS| THE BEST PREVENTIVE OF BLACKLEG. .Blackleso da afford the latest and best method of vaccination against blackleg-simplest, safest, surest. They are always j ody for use ; no a'tering, measuring or mixing is necebary Accuracy of dosage is always assared, ecause each b elll agoid c or pill) is exactly sufficient for one inoculation. Admitnstration with our Blacklegcid Injector is simplicity itself-the operation ) need not consume one minute. Blacklegoids are sold by druggists; ask for them. • " Ournewlyprinted e.ght.pag. folder on she "Cause and Natre of Blck" lg" SL, intearesttostocskae. ir t orit; itl frne. dARKtKE, DAVIS & CO., DE'TOIT, It. MCH. hebacbu New York, KSam City, ailtiose, Now Odrleans, Chiags; WalkarvI, Oat.; Maontal, Que.; London, Eng. CONFERENCE IS A FAILURE INDEPENDENT OPERATORS HAVE A GRIEVANCE. DESIRE TO HAVE A HEARING Refuse to Meet President Mitchell and His Associates to Discuss Set tlement of Strike. New York, Nov. 25.-Soon after a telegram arrived from Washington this afternoon announcing that a bas is for a strike settlement had been agreed upon by President Mitchell and Wayne MacVeagh in this city, President Baer of the Reading receiv ed an announcement here that indi cates, that the settlement of the ques tion will. be left to the presidential strike commission after all. It looks like a victory for the inde pendent operators, who came down from Pennsylvania today to protest to the coal presidents against taking the settlement of the questions involved in the strike away from the commission at this time. All of the independent operators this afternoon refused an invitation to meet John Mitchell and his associates for a talk over the set tlement of the strike in Washington on Friday. Independent Men Protest. The independent operators, who control 15 per cent of the output of the anthracite region, have not been considered thus far in the hearings of the commission. They assert that they have been unfairly treated and that it will not be right to make a set tlement unless they have something to say about it. If forced into a set Ilement by the coal road presidents, they threatened to make it warm for the coal carrying trust. At a meeting held today the inde pendent operators formulated their demands. These demands were pre sented to the coal road presidents at a meeting held this afternoon in the Jersey Central building. At the con clusion of the meeting, President Baer, who had been chosen spok'-.; man by his associates. made this statement: Must Have Facts. "The independent operators * met the coal presidents who had signed the request to the president of the United States. They presented a pro test against any adjustment being made at this time, insisting that the principles involved were so serious and affected so many interests that it was necessary now to have the commission hear all the facts and asss its judgment upon the whole controversy. "In the midst of the conference the request from Washington to the oper ators of both classes to meet Mr. Mitchell and his associates next Fri day morning at 10 o'clock. The men present, without dissent, instructed Mr. Baer to make the following an swer: " 'The conditions are such that no substantial progress towards an ad justment can he made by the suggest ed meeting. The general judgment of the operators is that it will be best, for the present, to go on with the hearing.'" NO PLAN IS FORMULATED. Conference in Washington Fails of Its Object. Washington, Nov. 25.-President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers and Clarence S. Darrow and H. D. Lloyd of counsel for the min ers, were in conference with Wayne MacVeagh, representing the Pennsyl vania Coal company and the Hillside Coal & Iron company. The meeting was held in the rooms of Mr. Dar row in the Hotel Willard and lasted for three hours. The conference was over at 1 o'clock and Mr. Darrow admitted the news paper men to his room. He announc ed that nothing had been done this morning except to go over the various propositions which have been advanc ed. He declined to state what these were, but initimated that they were substantially the same as those which recently have been published, name ly, a nine-hour day, a 10 per cent in crease and yearly agreements with the miners. Declines to Talk. Mr. MacVeagh refused to state whether or not he represented the coal companies at today's conference, but Mr. Darrow said he did not think Mr. MacVeagh would wish to make a contract without consulting the oth er companies. He said that the main features of the proposed agreement had been about decided upon at Scran ton and that when a (co'i 1: Ir- Tree ment is effected it e .. :ted -to the commission. When asked what would he done should some of the companies hold out, Mr. Darrow stated in that event the commission would be obliged to hear the evidence, although he did not doubt that all would consent to the agreeiment as finally drawn. Before leaving Scranton it was learned today, the commission receiv ed a united telegram from the opera tors assenting to the provisions of the tentative agreement which had been prepared at the conference there. Mr. Darrow did not think the present dif ferences existing were of such a na ture that they could not be adjusted in a short time and said that a com plete understanding will undoubtedly be had. Failure Is Announced. The conference between Mr. Mitch ell and MacVeagh was resumed short ly after 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Before entering the room Mr. Mac Veagh volunteered the information that he had no authority to act for any other than the two companies represented by him. Carroll D. Wright, a member of the anthracite coal strike commission, joined the conferees about 3 o'clock. The conference broke up at 4 o'clock when the following was given out by Mr. Darrow: "The conf?rence today was simply a continuance of the conferences held at Scranton, and with the same ob ject in view-that of trying to reach a basis of hopeful discussion for an amicable settlement. Mr. M'acVeagh has not been in Scranton since Thurs day and some matters have since de veloped as to whether a further con ference might be useful before either side approached the serious task of formulating a definite agreement for their signatures." NEW STEEL AND COPPER MILLS. Lawson, Frick and Morgan Will Build Them at North Tonawar.da. Boston, Nov. 25.-Thomas WV. Law con, the Boston copper magnate, HIen ry C. Frick, the Pittsburg steel man ufacturer, and J. Pierpont Morgan have formed a syndicate to build im mcnse steel and copper mills at North Tonawanda, which will rival anything cf.its kind in the country. 'i'They have secured 1,000 acres for a portion of the site, having a water frontage of more than two miles, through which two of the Niagara Falls power company's transmission lines pass. The syndicate is said to have con trol of vast copper properties in the Chittyna valley, Alaska. The syndi cate owns its own vessels and will ship the ore from Valdez to Seattle .yv boat and thence to Tonawanda by rail. Other mines near Lake Superior have been secured. BURLINGTON TRAIN ROBBERS. Buried Their Wealth on an Island, and Afterwards Secured It. La Crosse, Wis., Nov. 25.-Detec tives at work to unravel the hold-up of the Burlington limited at Marcus have just found out that the booty was removed from an island near the scene of the robbery not many days ago in a boat bought of parties in this city. A hunter crossing the island just op posite Marcus discovered a place where the ground had been recently disturbed, and near it were fragments of sealing wax and string such as is used by the express companies in se curing their money bags and valuable parcels. He became curious, and dug into the debris, finding remnants of sacks which had evidently been under ground some weeks. The seals were broken and the contents had been taken probably in the past few weeks. Made Saw from Mouth Organ. Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 25.-A spec ial from Portage la Prairie says: Jul ius Heruth, recently committed for trial for robbing T. A. Garland's store, almost succeeded in escaping from jail. With a mouth organ which he made into a saw, he cut a hole through the floor, but was caught by the turn key before escape was effected. BELIEVE IT AN ACCIDENT AUTOPSY CONDUCTED BY AMER ICAN DOCTORS. RESULT OF EXAMINATION Agre-m=nt of French and American Physicians Relieves Incident of International Significance. Paris, Nov. 25;-In spite of the rigid secrecy which has been maintained :,y tho ,l'heials anel the comnmi.L'ou of doctors concerning the result of the autopsy conducted by the latter on the body of Mrs. Ellen Gore, it is learned from an authoritative source that the doctors tend to the accept ance of the theory of an accident and the probability is that their official report will strongly incline to that theory, if it does not positively as sert it, thus bringing the French and American doctors into agreement and relieving the case of any internation al significance. After the post mor tem this morning, the American doc tors arranged to have a consultation later in the day to draw up their of ficial report, but this conference was postponed, owing to the indisposition of one of the gentlemen. Meanwhile the doctors were itnerviewed by a representative of the Associated Press, but they positively declined to make any statement as to the results of the examination. It is clear, how ever, that the American doctors are impressed with the thoroughness with which the French surgeons in vestigated the case, and they are not inclined to raise a professional issue. At least two of the American doc tors hold an outright accident theory and they will seek to have that view incorporated in the official report. The reasons for this conclusion are as follows: The American doctors found that the bullet entered the pupil of the right eye, cutting the lower eyelid and emerging in the rear of the right side of the head at less than half an inch elevation from the point of en try. The body bore no marks of a struggle and there were no powder marks at the entrance of the wound. The French experts exhibited at the morgue this morning a geometri cal design in which one line showed the direction of the bullet from the revolver as it struck the floor and the other line showed the victim in a leaning position sitting at the foot of the bed, as had been described by Derydzewski. The angle of the bul let wound tallied exactly with the geometrical design based on Deryd zewski's statement and the Ameri can doctors verified this. The fact that the wound was almost parallel with the earth is accounted for by the reclining position of the victim. Consul General Gowdy continues to take the depositions of all witnesses. The Temples tonight says that it was the activity displayed by the Russian colony on behalf of Dervd Russian colony on behalf of Deryd zewski which stimulated the Ameri can officers into a counter activity on behalf of the late Mrs. Gore. The provisional release of D'r dl zewski yesterday is considered as es tablishing the view of the French au thorities of the innocence of the Rus sian, but he is still under surveilli ance, and if he attempts to leave the city he will be liable to arrest as a fugitive from justice. -The American officials do not expect that Derydzew ski will be further actively prosecut ed, although he probably will be ar raigned later on the minor charge of having possession of a revolver and carelessly participating in the cir cumstances which caused the death of Mrs. Gore. Mr. Gowdy received by the state de partment a request for Mrs. Gore's effects. Accordingly, he took charge of two trunks, a good deal of music, and a little jewelry. The articles showed the simple, refined tastes of the deceased. The burial place of the remains has been changed to Bagneux cemetery, owing to its be ing nonsectarian. Mr. Gowdy has leased a lot there for five years, dur ing which time the relatives of the deceased will decide .whether they will remove the body td America. Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 25.-A letter written by Mis. Nellie Gore, from Paris, under date of November 7, has just been received here by Mrs. J. D. :!.-i., tl:e aunt cf. ,::s. Core. The 'c·mnunication contained no mention cf Derydzewski, but told of Mrs. Gore's daily life in Paris. She said that she had been working hard at her studies, that she arose at nine o'clock every morning, practiced her music for two hours and then took a long walk and returned to her work. She was seldom away from her apart ments later than nine o'clock in the evening, she said, and had spent but one evening away from home during the past month. Then she had gone to the opera in company with a New York piano man. Mrs. Slater said that Derydzewski was infatuated with her niece, but she was certain that he had never proposed marriage. She said Mrs. Gore had written that she feared him. Mrs. Slater further said that Mrs. Gore was the possessor of about $70, 000 in Mexican money, and that Mr. and Mrs. Gore wvere the founders of the American colony in Mexico City. OFF FOR SOUTH AFRICA. Colonial Secretary Chamberlain Starts for Boer Country. London, Nov. 25.-Colonial Secre tary Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamberl lain started for South Africa today amid cordial farewells from a large circle of friends. Premier Balfour, War Secretary Broderick, Lord Sel borne, first lord of the admiralty; Lord Roberts and Lady Roberts, Lord Strathcona, the Canadian high com missioner; Secretary Henry White, of the United States embassy, and many other notable persons were among those who joined in, wishing the colonial secretary and his wife a good voyage. The couple traveled in the royal Indian train to Portsmouth, where they boarded the armored cruiser Good IHope and enteitained on that vessel a party at luncheon prior to sailing. The storerooms of the warship have been well equipped anl a French chef has been shipped. Many live sheep and chickens are carried on board the Good Hope, and the special delicacies intended for the Chamberlains' table are alone val ued at $2,500. The two storerooms contained 300 cases of wine. FIRST DINNER OF SEASON. President and Mrs. Roosevelt Receive Noted Guests. Washington, Nov. 25--President and Mrs. Roosevelt gave their first din ner of the season at Jhe white house last night. Covers were laid for 18 persons. The table was set in the family dining room, the decorations being in white. The guests included Justice and Mrs. White, Secretary Root. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey, Gen eral Crozier, Baron and Baroness Speck Von Sternberg, Mr. and Mrs. Strachy, Captain and Mrs. Cowles, Mrs. Grant LaFarge and Mrs. Tucker man. The presi:lent and Mrs. Roosevelt have as guest sat the white house Baron and Baroness Speck Von Stern berg, Mr. and Mrs. Strachy, the form er editor of the London Spectator; Mrs. LaFarge and Miss Helen Roose velt. Miss Alice Roosevelt returned to Washington tonight after an absence of many months spent at Bar Harbor and with friends in the east. WARMING UP AT ELECTION. Dawson to Elect a Member of the Ca. nadian Parliament. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 25.-A special from Dawson says that Yukon is wild ly excited over the election of a mem ber of parliament, the first in the his tory of the country. Ex-Governor Ross and Joseph Clarke are the candidates. Dawson will go for Ross heavily, but Clarke is strong among the miners on the creeks. Ross is at Victoria and will not visit the Yukon, while Clarke is on the stump, holding meetings ev ery night. The fight is a close one and is being hotly contested. Hurricane in Argentina. Buenos Ayres, Nov. 25.-A hurri cane has swept over San Urbano, province of Santa Fe. A hundred houses were destroyed, 100 persons were killed, a number were injured and railroad and telegraph com nunication was interrupted. Material Is Too Dear. Washington, Nov. 25-The attention sf Secretary Moody was directed to lay to the fact that it will be impos sible to complete the building at the naval academy within the limit of cost fixed by congress owing to the very large increase in the price of material. -