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VOL. XVIII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1903. NO.91. -- ~ ~ ~ ~ - ------------- I NAMES COMMISSION Governor Appoints Prominent Men to' Look After State's Interests. RAISE FUNDS AND MAKE AN EXHIBIT Montane Not to Be Prevented from, Making Credita ble Showing at St. Louis by Legislature's Failure to Furnish Funds. ----- - -- - - a Helena, March 15.-Recognizing the general desire of the people of Mon tana. for a state exhibit at the Louisi ana Purchase exposition, Governor Toole late Saturday evening took steps to insure such representation. As will be seen from the following proclamation, 15 prominent residents of the state were named by the gov ernor as an honorary commission to raise funds with which to provide a state exhibit at the St. Louis exposi tion, and to arrange for its mainte nance. It is understood that the com- 1 mission will meet in the near future ] and agree upon a plan for raising money: Whereas, The Eighth legislative as sembly of the state of Montana ad- 1 journed without making an appro- i priation to insure the representation i of this state at the Louisiana Pur chase exposition at St. Louis, in 1904; and, t Whereas, It was manifest that both i branches of the legislature and the t people at large were in favor of be-.1 ing represented and of making a liber al appropriation therefor, the only dif- t ference between the two houses re lating to the manner of appointing the committee; and, Whereas, It is desirable that the I wishes of the people respecting at proper representation of this state and its resources should be made at < St. Louis at said exposition, if possi ble. Now, therefore, I, Joseph K. Toole, F governor of the state of Montana, re- 2 posing special confidence in the abil ity and integrity of W. G. Conrad, Lee Mantle, H. L. Frank, Paul McCor- i mick. Martin Maginnis, B. F. White, F. A Heinze, William Scallon, C. W. Hoffman, J. H. Rice, Conrad Kohrs, j D. R. Peeler, C. J. McNamara, A. J. 1 Davidson and T. L. Greenough, do f hereby appoint them as honorary a commissioners to make all necessary I and proper arrangements for the col-' a lection -and installation of such ex hibits as to them shall seem expedient I and proper, exemplifying the history and varied resources of the state of t Montana at said exposition; to ap- t point their own alternates; to solicit s and receive all subscriptions for such c exhibit; to expend and disburse the t same, and otherwise arrange for, man- L age and control the exhibit of this .state as fully, to all intents and pur poses, as if they had been thereunto I specially authorized by law. It is understood, however, that the creation of said commission does not imply any authority upon the part of the commission to obligate the state of Montana to reimburse any subscrib er for any sum by him subscribed. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great C seal of the state of Montana to be af fixed. Done at the city of Helena, the cap ital of the state of Montana, this four teenth day of March, A. D. bne thou sand nine hundred and three, and of the independence df the United States it the one hundred and twenty-sixth. if J. K. TOOLE, By the Governor. GEORGE M. HAYS, Secretary of State. E Why Action Was Necessary. a Two years ago, when the legislature T failed to appropriate money for the a making of a state exhibit at the St. a Louis fair, Governor Toole appointed c, an honorary commission to raise a T fund for that purpose. At that time it it was expected the exposition would tI be held in 1903. Subsequently it be- tI came necessary to, postpone the fair o a year, and when that decision was p reached, the commission named by the b governor dropped itt work, as the f Eighth legislative assembly would 1i have an opportunity to make prov sion for a state exhibit. The con mission had adopted what was know as the Minnesota plan, by which tb amount agreed upon as adequate we apportioned to the various counties.. large sum had been subscribed, an the commission was in a fair way t raise the money needed when the fai was postponed and the necessity fc immediate action ceased to exist. The house appropriations commi tee introduced a bill the latter part c ihe session providing for an appr( priation of $35,000 for a state exhibi at the St. Louis fair. Included in th appropriation provided by that bi was an item for $2,000 to be used fo transporting the exhibit from S Louis to Portland and installing it a the latter place during the progres of the Lewis and Clarke expositio: at the latter city in 1905. The bill lef the appointment of the commissioner to the governor. The senate amende the bill by increasing the appropria tiop to $42,000 and naming a con mission of five members and 'ive a: ternatives, who were to have charg of the exhibit. In its amended form the bill di not please the house, which refused t, concur in the amendments. A cot ference committee was appointed b; each house. These committees workl ed much of the time at the last da; of the session and finally came to ai agreement, which, however, was no accepted. Neither house would giv a point, and when it was apparen that nothing would come of furthe conferences, the house adjourned, t be followed three minutes later by the senate. The commissioners named by the governor in the proclamation issues late Saturday afternoon include the five members nominated by the sen ate in its bill. These members are W. G. Conrad of Cascade, H. L. Fran! and Lee Mantle of Silver Bow, Martli Maginnis of Lewis and Clarke anm Paul McCormick ofý Yellowstone. The new commission is authorize( to raise funds for a state exhibit an( to have entire charge of it. ,At th( same time the governor expressly de dlares that the commission is not'au thorized to pledge the state to reim burse those who subscribe to the fund LATEST STRIKE INJUNCTION THE MOST SWEEPING EVER IS SUED BY A COURT. Connecticut Railway and Light Comr pany Secure Issuance of Order by Judge Elmer. Waterbury/ Jonn., March 15.-An important move in relation to the trol ley men's strike which has been on since January 11 was taken today when papers were issued in a temrn porary injunction granted by Judge Elmer of the superior court on appli. cation of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting company, restraining the Trolley Men's union and most, if not all, of the unions in this city, from acts calculated to interfere with the company's business or its railways, The injunction, which is sweeping in its nature, enjoins the strikers and their sympathizers from boycotting the plaintiff or its employes, or any Dther corporation, and also enjoins all persons from in any way impeding the business of the railroad company and rrom any acts of intimidation and vio lence, under penalty of $10,000. 7qI 1LLLV TV W 1 JI1 i ..d'JUI 1 L In the complaint of the company, attached to the writ, an attachment to the amount of $25,000 is placed upon the property of the defendants. The list of the defendant employes is headed with the name of W. J. Barrett, pres ident of the local union of the Amal gamated Union of Street Railway Em ployes of America. Then follows the names of all the strikers and the names of the president and secretary of each of the following unions; Polishers and Buffers', Sheet Metal Workers', Pressman's and Typographi cal unions, Team Drivers', Masons and Plasters', Iron Molders', Drug Clerks', Electrical Workers', )Barbers', Cigar Makers" Painters and Decora tors' and Carpenters and Joiners'. The complaint also includes among the defendants all other associations . and persons unknown to the plaintiff and engaged In the acts complained of, citing them to appear before the su perior court on the first Tuesday of April to answer to the action. The complaint declares that men ir the plaintiff's employ were abused and assaulted with clubs and revolvers and that some persons in sympathy or connected with the defendants have murdered or caused to be murdered a e policeman in the performance of,his duties, and that the business of the company will be ruined if the alleged conspiracy is continued. The com 3 plaint asks damages in the sum of $20,000. The injunction is made re r turnable the first Tuesday in April. Back Home. Red Lodge, March 13.-Roger Flem ing and his wife have returned from their wedding trip in California. Much to Mr. Fleming's surprise, he found Sthat work on his handsome new resi dence on Hauser avenue had been un accountably delayed during his ab sence and instead of finding the house nearly ready for occupancy, it will be about two months yet before it will be entirely completed. This was a decided disappointment. Keating Improving. Butte. March 12.-Michael Keating, who was shot by Mrs. Paver in the Yellowstone saloon, is still improving, atlhough not yet out of danger. While the possibilities of complications still exist, they are becoming more re mote as the patient grows stronger. The bullet struck him over the eye and presses on the brain. wa., W the HELENA_.bee E iBLERS ARE RAIDEDOre Sat WOI w'vo and Doors of Resort Forced and Dealers and Players Taken sho to Jail- Layouts and Bank Roll in Hock. n;' mil It Helena, March 15.-Saturday night out by the police, accosted Chief anid shorly the door gave way. Leav- le between 10 and 11 o'clock Chief of Travis and asked for nermission to inL- 1Hy annld Stnhha on annanr, tha i the Helena, March 15.-Saturday night between 10 and 11 o'clock Chief of Police Travis, Night Sergeant Harry Hay and Officers Stubbs and Mackey raided the gambling house over The Club saloon on Main street, arrested M. D. Cosgrove, who is said to be the proprietor of the place, confiscated a faro outfit, a roulette wheel, half a bushel of chips and $252.25 in cash. Ten men who were in the place at the time the raid was made were taken to the station, but acting on the ad vice of the city attorney Chief Travis released all but Cosgrove. It was known to but a few that the gambling house had been runing. The games were operated in the rear rooms of the second floor of the build ing. Up to the time that the anti gambling agitation was started during the legislature several finely furnish ed rooms were occupied on this floor of the building for gambling purposes. When the legislative investigating committee started its work the blinds were drawn and the place assumed a deserted appearance. It was stated that the house had been closed indefinitely. Two days ago, when. the. tip went out that the sheriff's office was planning a raid on all gambling institutions, including slot machines, one of the proprietors of the Club saloon assured an officer that there was "nothing doing." It is now learned that when the legislative committee made its report, and the first scare died down, the games were opened in the rear rooms of the building, back from the street, and that -the doors were so carefully guarded that none but the elect were permitted to enter the sacked pre cincts of the Tiger. The raid is a direct application of the 'working of house bill No. 345, which went through the legislature in its closing hours. U Iarly last evening two men, whose names were not given STREET CAR HELD UP. onductor Robbed of Thirty-five Dollars. Los Angeles, Cal., March 15.-Three ! -ghwaymen wearing white handker-I ilefs with holes cut in them, and! tch with a good grip on a revolver,; old up the train crew of an electric A tr on the Central avenue line at the ty limits at an early hour this morn g, and robbed Conductor Phelps of 15. The car had just arrived at the Cen al avenue terminus and Phelps was i the point of stepping to the tele lone to report to the dispatcher, hen the three highwaymen came up. One robber thrust a revolver into Le motorman's face and told him to a quiet. The other two confronted helps and ordered "hands up." He implied readily and one of the two ent through his pockets. Each of e trio wore an oil slicker buttoned Sto his ears. After taking the con ictor's money, they ordered the mot man to start the car toward the ty. MURDERER CONFESSES. re his Igro Charged With Killing Woman th Relates Circumstances. vi Chicago, March 15.-Bud Higgins, a ca ulatto, on trial for, the murder of an rs. Annie Butler, created consterna- n n in the court room today by con- in1 saing on the witness stand that he ha mmitted the crime. T "Bud Higgins," demanded Assistant sp ate's Attorney Fake, "did you not i ii Annie Butler?" sei The colored man looked at his ques- fot mer a few seconds and replied, "Yes, tai killed her." ap As he uttered the words he sprang rem his feet, descended from the wit- i act se stand and raised his arms in an we cited gesture. "I want to tell this Br ry all about it," he exclaimed, but cm is ordered back to the witness stand. siz "I'l l ell just how it happened," con- Ar ued ithe excited man from the wit- I as chair. "I called her to the tele- stn one and told her to hold the wire. me ran and shot her through the win- mi w." fly "In the 16 years that I have been by the bench," said Judge Horton, "I sq1 ve never witnessed a scene such as sqi is, nor has anything ever affected Ari as this has done." Tri W Wr W W' w1s w . pen up .a gambling house under po- cl ce protection. The request was de-' s( led, the chief explaining that under in et law all gambling would' have to d< op. The men then told the chief oc lat a gambling house was in opera- tlh on above the Club saloon. 'The chief w mnied this statement, and the men w sisted that it was true. Chief Travis remembered the string- cc it provisions of house bill No. 345, in id decided that he had better in- th .stigate. The chief made a quiet in- hi ,stigation and learned that the Lmes' were in progress. m The raid was quietly planned. Of- m ,er Mackey was stationed at the door th ading to the front hall on the sec- fo id floor, while the chief, the night ly •rgeant and Officer Stubbs ascended ta e stairs in the rear. The chief had be i ax on his shoulder. wt At the head of the stairway was a ar or, on which was an electric button th id a small brass slide. The officers tr itened. They could hear the whirr at the roulette wheel and the little st hite marble dropping into its place. ley could hear the rattling of the ips that were in play. he Refused Admittance. ta Chief Travis pressed the electric of itton. wi Slowly the brass slide was raised o'0 Id a voice asked cautiously: th "Who's there?" pr "I am an officer and I want in," an- gr ,ered the chief. The man inside put his eyes closer wi the peephole, and then answered: he "I don't know you. I can't let you he "I am an officer and I demand that Cc 'u open the door," said the chief, but he e brass slide had dropped and the ov treating footsteps of the man could heard. of The chief brought his ax into play st IRAVE YANKEE TARS merican Sailors Rescue Drowning Cubans During Storm. OLPHIN'S CREW ACT AS LIFESAVERS hen Volunteers Were Called for Every Man Re sponded-Secretary Moody Pleased at Their Promptness. -lavana, March 15.-While the sec- mc ary of the navy, Mr. Moody, and the party were making a visit on shore in= s afternoon, a squall of tremendous sal lence swept over the harbor. It be ne as dark as night and the wind Do I the downpour were terrific. Com- Do nder Stoney, of the Dolphin, realiz- Br the peril to the small boats in the ph -bor, called for volunteer rescuers. Mc e entire crew of the Dolphin re- via ended. ed oats were instantly manned and on .t out. The launch returned with col r half-drowned Cubans and the cap- ret i's gig came in with another man wil )arently lifeless, but he was later via usciatated. The courage and heroic me ion on the part of the Americans Tu re especially commended, as the Ho tish ships did not rise to the wil ergency, although one of the cap- to ?d boats was much nearer to the adne than to the Dolphin. na lecretary Moody will tomorrow in amon the Dolphin's crew and com ad them for their presence of Id. Up to tonight it is known that men, all Cubans, were drowned Re the capsi-ing of boats during the all. The arrival of the British c adron, consisting of the warships Hil adne, Indefatigable, Retribution, itie bune, Fantomeaand Columbine, this Cal line ief entered and witnessed a wild grar ene. One of the men was crawling 4 n' to a closet, another was hiding un- ienc r the roulette wheel, while three The rers made a break and passed by tain e chief to the door, where they surI re held in check by the two officers Coo th drawn .guns.. tou( The chief hurriedly gathered up the bay, in in sight and getting the inmates forn :o a bunch he informed them that ter ay were under arrest and would sine ve to accompany him to the station. wor There were many demurrers. Every quir in in the room insisted that he wa and !rely a spectator. Cosgrove State:l tion tt there hadn't been anything doing sma weeks and that the boys had mere- Frai congregated upstairs for a sociable Pre: k. Men who are said to play the lief nk on the quiet insisted that there to uld be trouble at home if they were Coa0 *ested. Old time gamblers insisted hast t they had never received such Iden atment. The chief was obdurate thro d the men were all taken to the A° tion. tern Let Them Go. stat L number of consultations were optic .d, while the men who had been de- whe ned seemed to appreciate the humor with the situation and cracked jokes side :hout number. Shortly before 12 lock, the officers decided that under S law they could hold only the pro tor of the house, and all but Cos- Govy ve were allowed to depart. rhe money that had been secured He s taken as ball for Cosgrove and has too, was allowed to go his way. lama )hief Travis stated last night that serv will swear to a complaint charging treel sgrove with running a gambling day ise, and the matter will be turned noti 3r to the county authorities. may 'he gambling pharaphernalia-all ever which is of a high grade-was TI bred in the city hall. - genm e harbor a naval aspect. The morn g was occupied with exchanges of lutes and calls. The Dolphin saluted Vice-Admiral uglas with 15 guns. Vice-Admiral uglas and the commander of the 'itish warships proceeded to theDol in and paid their respects to Mr. oody. The secretary returned the sit at once. Thirteen guns were fir by the Dolphin in honor of the call Mr. Moody by General Rodriguez, mmander of the Cuban army. Sec tary Moody and family dined today .th Minister Squiers. They will pay sits to President Palma and tho. embers of his cabinet tomorrow. On iesday they will proceed to Baya )nda and on returning to Havana 11 go to Santiago by' rail and return the Dolphin. They will look over the site for the val station and general situation Guantanamo. SURVEYS ALREADY MADE. ported That President H1ll Plans to Invade California. Ban Francisco, March 15.-James J. 11, president of the Northern Secur es company, is planning to invade lifornia by way of the north, with es from the Great Northern rail .y, according to the Call. It is fur er stated that two surveys have en made along the California and egon coast between Portland and n Francisco. One surveying party •rked northward from Marin county I the other southward from Port Id, Ore. Both routes surveyed are )rter than the Shasta route of the uthern Pacific company, one by 120 les and the other at least by 140 les. t is claimed that these routes se ted by Hill surveyors guarantee construction of a railroad along a Ide of about 2 per cent, as against )er cent and more, which is exper ced along the Southern Pacific. e further information has been ob ned in routing the new line the veyors were instructed to include )s bay. Among the towns to be Iched, or some other cities on Coos r, Crescent City and Eureka in Cali nia, but it is possible that the lat point may now be ignored, for ce the surveyors complted their rk the Santa Fe has suddenly ac red the roads around Crescent City I Eureka, and announced its inten ts of immediately extending these all properties 'southward to San Incisco. Among those familiar with s!ident Hill's purpose, it is the be that the Santa Fe's determination get a foothold along the Pacific ,st was prompted and greatly tened by an intimation that Pres at Hill was preparing to cut ough the same territory. Ls to President Hill's plan for a minal on San Francisco bay, it is ted that he has already secured ions on property on the north side, are ferry boats can easily connect h a point on the Marin county SETS DATE FOR ARBOR DAY. rernor Toole Hopes Everybody Will Plant on May 12. [elena, March 12.-Governor Toole issued his annual Arbor day proe cation calling upon citizens to ob-1 ve Tuesday, May -, by planting as. The governor says that the is two months off, but he gives the ice at this early date that' thme, r be ample time to prepare for the nt. • " !he governor hopes t4ere willbe ab leral observaacq o lthe 40i1!