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'THE BILLINGS GAZETTE.
VOL. XVIII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNT-Y, MONTANA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1902. NO. 61. 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. First National Bank - OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000 4 SURPLUS - - - 10,000 P. fH. M~ss, President. M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. * D. B. Moss. Assistant Cashier. 4 DIRECTORS SG. W. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, los. ZIMMERMAN. M. A. ARNOLD. S. G. REYNOLDS, Transact a General Banging Business---Cellections Promptly Made and Remitted For 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.-99l F. H. BEEIMAN, Successor to OEO. SOULE. TAXIDERMIST Gunsmithing and Repairing, Billings, - flontana. BLACLK L.EGO I DS THE BEST PREVENTIVE OF BLACKLEG. Blacklegolds afford the latest and best method of vaccination against blackleg-simplest, safest, surest. They are always ready for use; no °'tering, measaring or mixing is necessary. Accuracy of dosage is always assured, because each Blacklegoid (or pill) is exactly sufficient for one inoculation. Administration withnur \ . Blacklegoid Injector is simplicity itself-the operation need not consume one minute. - Blacklegoide are sold by druggists; ask for them. B awl gold ' d / Owwlypoald eightp. folder on s the e "aue and Nature of Blackleg" lejetn. .t iinterest s toeo cle. W tr forit; it is fre. PARKE, DAVIS ak CO., DETROIT, MIICEl. S ancbhev New York, tKas City, Beltheue, New Orns, Chicago; Walkerla, Onti.; M1teal, Quc.; Loadon, Eog. LIVELY TIME IN PROSPECT SOME QUESTIONS THAT WILL COME UP IN CONGRESS. RESULTS MAY BE SMALL But Short Session Promises to Abound in Fights on Important Issues. Washington, Nov. 30.-Enough members of the house and senate have put in an appearance during the last week or ten days to make it certain that the coming short session of con gress will not be productive of much general legislation, but at the same time it will be a session of the liveliest description, marked by a series of hard fought fights on half a dozen different fields. Those who are seeking to support the president in his efforts to secure legislation to curb the growing pow er of the trusts are not at all dispos' ed to accept the belief that they must wait until after he close of he short session to secure definite results. The chances are all against any trust leg islation this winter, but the fight is to be waged with just as much vigor as if the passage of a satisfactory law were already in sight. The tariff revision people are also determined no grass shall grow under this feet. They propose to pave the way for future action and will begin by preparations to remove even the suspicion of a tariff from anthracite coal. The statehood question is to be pre cipitated in the senate during the second week of the present session, and all signs point to a fight of un usual bitterness. There is little pros pect any of the three territories will be given the honors and privileges of statehood, with the possible exception of Oklahoma. Immigration, the department of commerce, the ship subsidy scheme and one or two other topics have in them volcanic elements which are al most certain to produce more or less of an eruption between now and the 4th of March. SULTAN AGAIN WARLIKE. Challenge to Soldiers Which Is Likely to Be Accepted. Manila, Nov. 30.-'-The sultan of Bacolod, after professing friendship for America, has written a letter to Captain Pershing at Camp Vicars, in which he calls Americans "hogs, hogs, who eat, hogs," and challenges them to fight. It is probable that Captain Pershing will be ordered to take a column to Bacolod. The military men, however, doubt whether the sul tan will really fight. Constabulary Inspector Hendryx, who has been stationed in Samar is lapd, was killed 'ast Tuesday by a band of ladrones. The reports regard ing his death are meager and indicate that Hendryx was attacked by a su perior force of ladrones. His detach ment of constabulary was routed and Hendryx with one soldier was sur rounded and killed. DENY WATKINS STORY. Not in Conference 'With Baer About Mines. Scranton, Pa., Nov. 30.-There was considerable indignation expressed among the friends cf Com :.e ioner Watkins today ove.,cd i, ublication of an article in New York stating that President Baer put an end to the strike negotiations after he had an interview with C. D. Simpson, the partner of Commissioner Watkins, and that Mr. Watkins was in New York at the time. Mr. Simpson today stated that the story was wholly untrue and that the independent operators had the scheme broken off because they insisted strenuously- that justice be done them. Mr. Simpson declared that Mr. Wat kins was not in New York at the time he (Mr. Simpson) saw Mr. Baer. Tne statement was repeated today that Mr. Watkins had no interests in an thracite coal mines. The Delaware & Hudson company today turned over figures relative to the pay of its employes and the cost of operating its mines to the account ants for the miners, and the other companies are expected to follow suit as soon as the figures are completed. David Wilcox, general counsel and vice president of the Delaware & Hud son company, came to the city and consulted all the afternoon with the local attorneys of the company over the testimony to be introduced before the commission. He refused to talk about commission matters to the newspaper men. It is stated here that the miners and operators are seeking to arrive at some understanding so they will be able to materially shorten the time for the commission to hear all the testimony that it is intended to offer. Miners' First Payday. Shamnokin, Pa., Nov. 30.-The mine workers today received their first big pay since the beginning of the strike last May. 'The Reading company' paid out $40,000; the Union company, $60, 000; the Mineral company, $40,000, and the other companies about $75, 300. WOULD ENJOIN SUGAR TRUST DEALING IN COFFEE NOT PER. MITTED BY CHARTER. WAR WITH THE ARBUCKLES Has Cost Stockholders of American Sugar, $50,000,000 in Un dived Profits. Trenton, N. J., Nov. 30.-Robert J. Trimble today filed a bill in the court of chancery asking that the American Sugar Regning company be restrain ed from dealing in-coffee, from selling sugar at less than cost and that the directors of the company be compelled to distribute among the stockholders a portion of its undivided profits, which are alleged to amount to about $50,000,000. The bill is an amendment of one that was filed by Mr. Thimble in May, 1900, to accomplish similar purposes and was dismissed on technical grounds, with leave to file an amend ed bill. Mr. Trimble charges that the com pany's charter gives it no authority to deal in coffee and that as a result of the fight with the Arbuckles, the company is selling sugar at less than cost. It is also alleged that as a result of this fight some $50,000,000 of undi vided profits have been expended and that unless the order asked for is granted and the fight discontinued, the remaining undivided profits will also be spent. Ordinance Is Invalid. Louisville, Nov. 30.-Judge McCann, of the police court, decided today that the local ordinance closing the pool rooms was invalid. The matter, he said, could only be proceeded with by declaring the rooms a nuisance from day to day. VENEZUELA WILL FIGHT REBELS AND SUPPORTERS OF GOVERNMENT WILL UNITE. AGAINST FOREIGN FOES Sink All Differences and Resist Brit. ish and Germnan Attack on Country. Port of Spain, Trinidad, Nov. 30. Sir Countenay Knollys, acting gov ernor of Trinidad, believes that Great Britain and Germany are preparing for joint action against Venezuela. The people of Trinidad, he says, think it time for the powers to intervene in the matter. Venezuelan gunboats have recently seized four British mer chantment in the Orinocco river, and the protest made regarding these seiz ures has not been heeded. An Ameri can ship is now here, bound for the Orinoco and is awaiting a decision from the Washington government as to whether or not the blockade is ef fective. Governor Knollys declares that Ven ezuela has no cause for complaint at the failure of the powers to recognize the blocade, as such recognition would mean the investing of the revo lutionists with belligerent rights, and would close Trinidad to coasters and warships and the Port of Spain as a place for refitting. The governor insists that the is land of Patos is British territory, and has been so for a century, and de clares that ample prcof of his state ment is obtainable. The sympathy of Trinidad is with the revolutionists, though iL is admitted that Castro is now dominant. If Great Britain and Germany at tack Venezuela the revolutionists will sink all differences existing between themselves and the government, and all Venezuelans will fight for their country. The revolution has received no foreign support. At the same time it is said in an authoritative Colombian quarter that the Bogota government will reject Castro's overtures and aid in the at tempt to defeat him. The Orinoco Blockade. Port of Spain, Trinidad, Nov. 30. The United States is confronted with the question of declaring its attitude regarding the blockade of the Orinoco river, which has been declared by the Vcnezuelan goverrmeri. The British government says they hve asked United States Consul Smith what the intenti:ns of the Washington govern ment are regarding the st amer Man zanares, belonging to the Orincco Steamship company, which is now here. Some days ago the authorities announced their willingness to con vey the Manzanares up the Orinoco, but withdrew their offer on the arriv al of the United States gunboat Nash ville, on the ground that the United States, then having a warship in port, should convey its own merchantmen. Consul Smith is conferring with Ad miral Summer, it is believed, with re gard to the Manz:nPres. The NaTil ville is suited to the purpose cf cjn veying the Manzanares, but no action is possible until instruction have been received from Washington. The United Sta es is the only na tion which has ret taken a decisive stand regarding the blocade,.and it is claimed that this situation is en'tas rassing American commerce, especial ly the Manzanales, which has been here since July 1, het cargc spclling and the delay ir'volving a gr at loss to the compan. - Since the prc h nnaticn of the block ade, 1,315 ships of all nations, except thr United Strtco Pnd principally Venezuelan vcsse's, have entered and left Orinoco, and it i- asserted that this fact conxtitutes the British evi dence that the blockade is inefective. Venezuelan gunboats have 'aft the Orinoco unguarded for pcrio|is of two weeks at a time, and the Bns of the fort Los Castillos, Which were the only means of maintaining the blockade of Ciudad, Bolivar, after the with drawal of the gunboats, have been re moved. Minister to France. Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 30.-The Venezuelan general, Antonio Velutini, has been appointed minister plenipo ten'iary to France. He will renew the diplomatic relations between the two countries, which have been rup-. tured since 1899. The newly appointed minister is of French descent. The news that Germany will send three warships to reinforce the Ger man squadron in Venezuelan waters, which now numbers three vessels, has produced a feeling of apprehension in this city, and especially in official cirý cles. The following is a quotation from the semi-official papers which com ment on the cables treating of the at titude of Great Britain and Germany toward Venezuela: "We will await confirmation of the cables before speaking more clearly, and we must suppose; with respect for the seriousness of the cabinet of St. James and decisions of the Ger man government, that these cables are unfounded." Castro Releasea Prisoners. Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 30.-Pres ident Castro has opened all the pris ons in this city and at Puerto Cabello and Maracaible and liberated the po litical offenders confined therein. Among the released prisoners are Olavarri, the brother-in-law of Gener al Matos; Acedo, the latter confiden tial agent, and the leading traders in Caracas, named Travieso, Volcan and Nunez, who were arrested for com plicity in the revolution. This act has produced a good impression, and it is reported that General H. M. Her nandez. called "El Mocho," and three others of the revolutionary leaders, will also be liberated shortly. ATTENDANCE LARGE. International Livestock Exposition Draws Crowd. Chicago, Nov. 30.-If the number of people who visited the International Livestock exposition today may be taken as a criterion, the attendance at this year's exposition will exceed that of last year by fully 100,000 per sons. Notwithstanding that today was Sunday, 20,000 people of Chicago and outside visited the exposition dur ing the day and evening. Among those who paid a visit to the exposi tion were the students of the agi cultural colleges, who will compete in the events commencing. Tuesday. The students visited every depart mrent, taking elaborate notes and a general review of the show, in order to be prepared for their work when it shall begin. The dedication of the pure-bred livestock record building will take place tomorrow evening, in stead of Wednesday evening, 'as at irst proposed. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson will leliver the dedicatory and principal )ration. Speeches will also be made iy several prominent livestock men attending the exposition, as much im -ortant business will be transacted. the building was erected at a cost of 6100,000 by the Union Stock Yards ompany as a permanent one for the ecognized stock associations of Amer ca. The judging of the various de artmcnts will begin tomorrow. uriuI WVIVi MrY IV mu rF. Wildly Jealous, an Idaho Gambler Goes Gunning. Wardner, Idaho, Nov. 30.-Incensed by jealousy, Arthur Goode, a gtmbier, fired five shots into Mis. James Au beiry last night. The woman died a few minutes later. Her husband owes his life to his desperate fight with the gambler. Goode had drawn a second revol ver and tried to shoot Auberry, when the latter grappled and bent the gambler's hand until the weapon drop ped. The tragedy occurred in a sport ing house. Goode who is commonly known as "Kid" Goode, lived with Mi, A o'try over two years here. Recently the woman who bore the name of Goode, though not married to the gamb'er, became interested in Auberry, a bartender. The affection was mutual and the couple were mar ried about two weeks ago. The woman had tired of her -life among the vicious and expressed a de sire to live respectably. Since the wedding Goode has -shown much feel ing and last night called at the house where the couple were' staying. As he entered the room co the Auberrys he commenced shooting, emptyink his six shooter at the woman, and only one bullet failing in its mark. The desperate gambler .then drew a second gun and attempted to turn it on the husband, but the latter was. too quick for him. -'.