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IS ABUNDANT INDUSTRIES FOLLOW THE STAR OF EMPIRE. MANUFACTURING IN WEST Unequalled Opportunities for Profit able Investment of Capital, Skill and Energy. Bonds and Mortgages, a Chicago monthly, discusses in the March number the growth of' manufacturing industries in the west and presents instructive statistics showing what has been done and what may be done with capital and skill intelligently directed. The abundance of raw ma terial now shipped to other points distant from the source to be convert ed into manufacturing products jus tifies the assertion that the west today affords unequalled oportunities for the upbuilding of profitable industries. The paper quoted editorially says: "W'hile the west has been develop ing in population and has been en deavoring to inaugurate new methods of agriculture, that it might be more certain of its crop returns, it has said little of is progress in the art of making things. The manufactur ing impulse that has accompanied the production of raw material has worked its way so quietly that it has been apparently one of the minor evi dences of the progress in the western and northwestern states. Yet it is doubtfl if there is today any one thing that is of more importance in the west's development than this. The fact that it is able to enter the manu facturing list and keep its people em ployed at other things than the rais ing of crops is cf vast value to its ultimate growth and the permanency of its business conditions. "The reasons for the west's move ment in this direction are found in the coming of men accustomed to this life. The towns are filling up as well as the country and the men who are making their homes therein are those with the manufacturing in stinct. Then there is an investment fund in the west that is at the dis posal of the business men who are capable of handling it and of utilizing the raw material that is so abundant. It is ridiculous that the ranchman of Dakota should send his hides to Mas sachusetts and then pay freight on them back again in the form of shoes. It has been so proved, for one of the most successful shoe factories in the nation is in Minnesota, while others are being located in other parts of the prairie region. The breakfast food industry has been centered in Michigan for several years; now a is also becoming prominent in :vuinne apolis, Omaha and Kansas City, where new factories are probable this year. The wheat and oats are grown at their door anl can be utilized cheaply. "The ncrthwcst is particularly in dependent in this. The fuel supply of the states along the northern bor der is abundant for the furnishing of vast power; the rivers of the states near the mountains are ready to give the power to many mills; the timber of the states farther west is of such quantity and quality as to make the development of the lumber industry in all its forms a most profitable in vestment. Already these factors are being utilized and the people are mak ing themselves the arbiters of the new prosperity that has come to their section. "There is plenty of money for this development. Not all of it in the west, but a large portion of it there. The certainty of the large demand, all the time growing larger as the population advances by leaps and bounds through the constant influx of settlers, gives assurance that there will be a market for the products and the people who invest in the new plants are the ones most familiar with the conditions. In every town of any size in the west some industry is taking root. It may be nothing more than a broom factory or a brick works, but it is aiding to some extent in. the new movement that is making the west rich and is also making it a rival to the east's long time suprem acy in such things. "How many realize that there are in the western states, meaning those between the Mississippi and the Rock ies, 225,287 manufactories with an aggregate capital of $3,447,517,249 and an annual product of $5,252,311,029? This includes some of the largest mills in the world, the packing houses that are the wonder of this age and other vast enterprises as well as many that are of lesser account. In famed New Eng)and, the home of manuifac turing, there are only one-fourth as agr establilshments as ly the west, w*ith 4less than half the capital invest ed. and an annual product of only two-tfths. T'wo decades ago the west had practically none of this vast man ufacturing industry." TWO SHOT AND KILLED. Albert Wright Uses Gun with Deadly Effect. Indianapolis, Ind., March 23.-John Willis and Mrs. Laura Jeffries, aged 19, were killed and Frank Rowden and Mrs. Lucy Coleman were shot through the arm by Albert Wright tonight at the home of Mrs. Coleman here. All are negroes. Wright had been calling on a girl named C(arr and they came to the house. They talked outside and when the girl went in Wright followed her, chasing her through the house. Willis tried to quiet him and was killed. Wright then shot Mrs. Jeffries through the heart and emptied his pistol at Rowden and Mrs. Coleman, wounding them both. The Cai'r girl escaped by hiding under a'bed in a rear room. When his gun was empty Wright ran away and is being pur sued, LEAVES ONLY REGARDS. Butler Takes $25,000 Worth of Jewels and Skips Out. New York, March 24.-The butler in the residence of Alfred Nathan, liv ing on East Seventy-second street, has disappeared, and jewelry belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan valued at $25,000 is missing also. The butler's name is George Bossut. He left a note in a dirawer addressed to Mrs. Nathan reading: "Madam-I have taken your jewel ry, so you need suspect no one else. You always treated me well, but I could not resist the temptation. Now, I'll tell you what I'll do. If you will keep the matter quiet and don't make any fuss I'll send the pawn tickets, maybe. But if you put the police on my heels I'll stay in cover and get away to Europe. Regards to the lit tle boy. George." Mrs. Nathan at the time of the theft was in the country and had carelessly unlocked a safe in which she kept her jewels. DANGER POINT IS REACHEO SEVERAL PLACES THAT ARE THREATENED BY THE FLOODS Mississippi at Vicksburg Registers 51.1 and Is Rising-Refugees Coming In. Vicksburg, Miss., March 24.-A new danger point has appeared at Everton, three miles south of Rosedale, in Boliver county. The main levee at that point is said to be sloughing. A special train bearing several hun .dred laborers has been sent from Greenville. Several hundted refu Reeu came in yesterday. and the ques tion of what to do with them is be coming serious. The gauge here reg isters 51.1, a two-tenths rise since morning. Natchez, Miss., March 24.-Syca more levee, 13 miles above Vidalia, vhere there has been so much un easiness, is now a foot higher than it was in 1897. Work on it is being pushed rapidly. The Natchez gauge shows 49.5, or 1.5 above the maximum cf 1897, and is rising. Vickcburg, Miss, March 24.-The private levee protecting the Hamp Davis place, in Issaquena county, gave way Sunday, flooding thousands of acres of cultivated lan:d. The break will seriously affect the weakened levee extending from Duvals to Ghot ard, a distance of four miles, and news of a break in that line is momen tarily expected. A RUSH TO THE DIGGINS. Over One Thousand Men on the Trail to the Tanana Fields. Seattle, Wash., March 24.-The gov ernment trail from Valdes to the Tan ana gold diggings is lined with men and dog teams "rushing" to the mines. On the first of this month it was es timated there were over 1,000 men on the trail, while Valdes was filled with miners engaged in outfitting for the same destination. It is said that 50 creeks in the Tanana district have been prospected and proved good pay in the majority of cases. The counter attraction at Dawson is Duncan creek, which many believe will prove as good as the Klondike. The best pay is recorded on Nos. 53 and 54 below on Duncan, where $100 to the man is being taken out daily, bed rock being at a depth of 80 feet. Wanted. To buy 'bounty iaTlms. &t otflc front room over W. B. Ten Byck's Montmana aveae. sWt " DL CL3JL1nDrWT. ADMITS IT'S POOR SERVICE SUPERINTENDENT GILLETTE ON BILLINGS-CODY TRAVEL. HOPES FOR BETTER THINGS Train Schedule Into Big Horn Basin Not Specially Beneficial to Traveling Public. Superintendent Gillette, of the Mon tana-Wyoming division of the Burling ton railway was a visitor in the city today and while here a number of bus iness men called his attention to the train service over the Toluca-Cody branch of the road out of this city. Mr. Gillette admitted that it is not what it ought to be between Billings anti Northern Wyoming points and expressed the, hope that the company would be able to give the people be tween the two localities a better ser vice in the near future. Thus far the building of the Burling ton Toluca-Cody line has been of no special advantage to the traveling public between this city and Big Horn basin points. There is no train con nection out of Billings to points in the basin. and people obliged to go to that section find it necessary to leave the city in the middle of the night and ride in a wagon a distance of 15 miles in order to take a train going south on that line. In return ing from the south the train accom modations are no better and passen gers booked for Billings and other points west are forced to travel un der the same difficulties as those go ing into the Cody country. A gentleman of the city who has kept himself posted on the traffic to the south over the Burlington Toluca Cody branch -claims that the travel in and out of that section of country now is no greater than it was prior to the building of that line, insofar as it concerns the basin country and this city. It is estimated that there are up wards of 8,000 people in the Big Horn basin. There is a population of near ly 5,000 people in this city. The aver age number of passengers in and out of the city between the two localities under the present train arrangement will not exceed 10 a day. This is wholly accounted for from the fact that no arrangement could possible be made that would inconvenience the traveling public any more than the present abominable train service on the Toluca-Cody railway. In justice to Superintendent Gil lette, who has jurisdiction over the branch in question, it may be stated that he heartily agrees that the peo ple residing in tlle two sections af fected by this very inferior service have a right to expect better treat ment. and, aststated in the beginning of this article he personally would favor a plan which would bring about relief to the two communities. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY SON WOMAN NARROWLY ESCAPES VERY SEVERE INJURY. Butte, March 23.--Had it not been for a corset .teel Mrs. Anna Sims, wife of Harry E. Sims, an engineer, who lives at 62 North Main street, Meader ville, might have suffered a fatal wound. The woman was accidentally shot by her son, Harry, at their home on Saturday night. Carelessness on the part of the boy while handling a 22-caliber rifle was responsible for the shooting. Mrs. Sims is now a patient at St. James' hospital, where she was taken at an early hour yesterday morning. Dr. Ignatius Donnelly, the county physician, is in attendance. He says that he does not regard the condition of Mrs. Sims as serious. The bullet, however, has not been located. It is thought to be lodged: in the fleshy part of the right hip, not far from where it entered. Young Sims is heartbrok en because of the accidental shoting of his mother. The authorities saw no necessity for taking the boy into custody. Young Sims is about 16 years old and until' recently was employed as a messenger boy at the A. D. T. company. It appears that the boy contemplat ed taking a hunting trip for small game yesterday morning. He and his companions intended going in search of rabbits. Accordingly when Sims reached his home on Saturday night he proceeded to clean his rifle. After the gun had been cleaned Sims loaded it and while carelessly handling the weapon it was discharged. Mrs. Sims was standig a tew feet away trda her son. The bullet-struck herrjust below the waist on the right side. It came in contact with a steel of her corset, however, and was deflected, entering the fleshy part of the hip. There was no great pain attending the wounding of the woman, but it was realized at once that the services of a physician were necessary. Drs. Mc Intyre and Lobb were summoned and they decided that the case was one for the county physician. Dr. Donnelly was then called and about .3 o'clock yesterday morning he ordered the re moval of Mrs. Sims to the hospital. About an hour later the matter was reported to the authorities. At a late hour last night it was re ported that Mrs. Sims was resting quietly and that no complications were feared. Dr. Donnelly expressed the belief that though the bullet had not been located it had inflicted nothing more than a flesh wound. He thinks the force of the bullet was practically spent when it struck the corset steel before entering the flesh., It was not deemed necessary to probe for the bul let last night. An operation will be performed today. MEYER DISCHARGEO UN GAMBLING CHARGE Helena, March 24.-Because there was no proof to warrant a trial in the d!iuict court, Justice of the Peace F. E. Tibbetts, on the application of tne county attorney, yesterday dis missed the action brought against Al derman Henry Meyer, steward of the Montana club. Alderman Meyer, who is a member of the special council investigating committee which is inquiring into gambling in the city, was arrested on the complaint of the chief of police, who charged him with having permit ted gambling to go on in the Montana club in violation of the law. At the time of Alderman Meyer's ar rest three men were .playing cards in the club. They admitteld that they had teen playing for the drinks. Al derman Meyer was not with the men and not on the same floor with them. These facts came out at the hearing last week. This hearing was to de termine whether the defendant should be bound over to the district court on a criminal charge. The evidence was in and the court had set the argument for counsel at 10 o'clock this morn inie. At that time County Attorney Lin coln Working movedd the court'to dis miss the case on the ground that the evidence did not warrant a trial in the district court. Judge Tibbetts quickly granted the motion. "White I am surprised at this ap plication," he said, "I heartily agree with the county attorney that the evi denco is such as not to justify fur 'her proceedings. The motion to dis miss is granted." TRACEDY IS MYSTERIOUS THREE PERSONS FOUND DEAD IN CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, March 23.-There was a mys.erious triple tragedy here last night at the home of A. M. Betty, local manager of the Washburn-Crosby mills of Minneapolis, but it was not known until tonight, when the dead bodies of A. M. Betty, his wife, Lulu, and their boy, Harry, aged 20 months, were found by neighbors. A note written by Betty was found in which he accused his wife of killing the baby. It is stated that divorce proceed ings had been instituted two years ago and were withd:rawn before the birth of their boy. Betty, it is thought, found the dead bodies on his return home and then took his own life. The body of the baby was found in the basin, with no marks on it what ever. It is thought that Betty took it from the crib and tried to revive it by turning on the water. When he found it was dead; he lay down beside his wife's dead body to die from asphyxiation, and in that po sition their bodies were found. The odor of the gas led to the search which disclosed the dead bodies. There is nothing to indicate how the family came to their death except the line left by Betty and the fact that the gas was turned on. The cor oner's jury and others think Mrs. Bet ty was dead hours before her hus band came home and that the baby possibly may have died after he re turned. While there are indefinite reports about Betty's troubles at home, he was prominent in business circles. John O'Farrell Dead. [Special to The Gazette.] Anaconda, March 24.-John O'Far rell, brother-in-law to the late Marcus Daly and well-known to many people of the state, is dead at Sacramento, A, x . 38Years. Nevada Rancher a Suicide. Reno, Nev., March 24.-Alexander Twaddle,. a piominent rancher living near here, commit ed suicide today by shooting himself with a revolver. Mr. Twaddle was defendant in a suit which was being tried here. After court adjourned last evening he went to his home, where, this morning, he took his life. To control Mexican Cigarettes. Me.dico City, March 24.-It was re pox eýd that a syndicate of Chicagoans, w io have about completed a deal for he purchase of several large cigarette companies here, will pay over the money on the completion of the doc uments now being prepared. They are operating with British capital. We Are Here With the Goods. We have a large and complete stock of garden, flower, field and grass seeds, namely, alfalfa, millet, timothy, blue grass, clovers, red top, spring club sft wheat, Scotch fife hard: wheat, seed oats, rye, onion sets, po tatoes, etc., etc. Order at once and be sure of getting what you wait. ka25 DONOVAN-McCORMICK CO. For Sale. 7X dairy farm, situated one mile south of Billings, consisting of 260 acres, together with farm implements. Milk business with four cows and dairy utensils can be had i. connec tion or separately. Enquire on prem ises. 94-8 More Trouble for Spain. Madrid, March 23.-Dissenions with in the cabinet over the budget bill. threaten to cause a ministerial crisis. The war minister demands an in crease of $3,000,000 in the next budget, of which $1,000,000 is for the army. ST. JOHN'S COUGH CURE will .ure "our cough. .SoT by Chapple Slrue Ch First National Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000 SURPLUS. - - - 20,000 P. B. Moss, President. M. A. 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