Newspaper Page Text
S Bureau. 2607o Mykr07 . Av S'Pone 89a; Moffett 'Phone 181. No tharge for Male Help. - Help Wanted. 'Man and wife on ranch; cottage uraiehed; no objection to one child. Hand shearers. Waitress ,and chambermaid, both for same place in Hotel Meeteetse, Wyo.; wages, $25. ,t Irrigator near city. : General farm hands. Tie makers by the piece, 11c. home in the country. Girls for housework, city and ranch. For Rent. Dining room and kitchen in board and rooming house; good location; terms reasonable. Store on Montana avenue, suitable jfor small business. F Yellowstone NationIl OF Bank BILLIN(S CAPITAL, $50,000 t SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Pres. P F. B, CONNOLLY, Cashier E. H. HOLLISTER, Ass't Cashub DIRECTORS. F PUTER LARSON Helena ED. CARDWLL, b DR. H. E. ARMSTRONG F. B. CONNOLLY. A. L. BABOCCK. Boxes for Rent in Safety Deposit Vault. ] General Banking Business Sell Exchange available in all the princi- J pal cities of the United States and Europe Collections promptly made and remit ted for. Accounts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms consis tent with safe and conservative banking. MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA1 U THE ' EXCHANGE Finest Appointed Club and Sample Reoms in the City. VALE & POTTER, I Montana ive . I Furnished Rooms in Connection i STEAM HEAT 1 The CRYSTAL J, R. CONWAY, Prop. Wines, Liquors and Cigars cosy COMPARTMENTS Withthe privacy of a home are appreciated by ladies-many convemencs especially ar ranged for their comfort ON THE SNorth-Western Limited. EVERY NIGHT Minneapolis and St. Paul to Chicago "The Comfortable Way" to Chicago and the East Fast Trains daily from the Twin Cities to Chicago ...via... The North-Western Line For rates, time tables and other infor mation desired write to T. W. TBASDIAL.E, General Passenger Agent. A.'M. FUaToN, Gen. Agent, Helena. Mont $5.00 REWARD. The above reward will be p;Ja l Rrrafot and con a) t#r n ren stealing , ' "-:w' p" from tl#i t BEAT BACK RUSSIANS JAPS INFLICT A GORY REVERSE UPON GENERAL STALKEN BERG'S BRIGADE. TWO HUNDRED ARE KILLED, AND TWICE THAT NUMBER OF RUSSIANS ARE WOUNDED IN THE CONFLICT. ANOTHER NAVAL DISASTER RUSSIAN GUNBOAT GILIAK TOR PEDOED AND DESTROYED AT PORT ARTHUR. London, June 6.-The Daily Tele graph's Tientsin correspondent wires: "Four thousand Russians belonging ,to General Stalkenberg's brigade on May 31 attacked 1,500 Japanese occu pying a position five miles south of Wafangtien. The Russians were re pulsed, losing 'C0 killed and 400 wounded. The Japanese lost more than 100 killed." RUSSIAN GUNBOAT DESTROYED. Tokio, June 6.-The Russian gun boat Giliak was torpedoed and destroy ed at Port Arthur Saturday. NEAR PORT ARTHUR IAPANESE TROOPS ADVANCE TO WITHIN TWO MILES OF THE RUSSIAN LINE. Chetoo, June 6.-But two miles leparated Japanese and Russian armies )n the Liaotung peninsula on June 2, Iccording to Chinese who have arrived sere from Dalny. The Japanede army, reinforced by the men who landed at Dalny, occupied Twingching and also Banchimpo, several miles west of Dalny. They then proceeded along the coast toward Port Arthur. On one side of the army are high mountains and on the other side is the sea, from which the Japanese gun boats are supporting the flank of the army. On June 2 the Japanese forces were within seven miles of the outer forts Df Port Arthur, only two miles from the Russian army, which is ready to protest their further advance. The Chinese believed that there would be a big battle at this point. It is also stated by the Chinese, that the Japa nese have moved their base to Dalny from Talienwan. The larger Japanese ships are anchored outside the smaller ones inside the harbor. Troops are being landed. they say, from small vessels. apparently coming from Pitse wo or the Elliott islands. The Cht nese further report that a number of Chinese have been shot while attempt ing to get through the Russian lines. DEPRESSION IN RUSSIA. Impending Fall of Port Arthur Casts Gloom Over the Empire. London, June 6.-That the curtain is drawn again over the progress of the war probably indicates that important events are impending or afoot. The explosions heard at Port Arthur sug gest that the Russians have renewed their attempts to remove obstructions in the mouth of the harbor. All kinds of rumors are current, few of which appear to have any reliable basis. Various special' correspondents in St. Petersburg report increasing de pression in Russia over the prospect of the fall of Port Arthur and say that wild reports are in circulation as to dissensions between the generals and the highest officials over questions of policy and strategy. The Daily Mail gives great prominence to a state ment."from a Russian correspondent" declaring that Russia will stand or fall by Port Arthur, as far as the govern ment's prestige with the lower classes is concerned. "Internal troubles' are inevitable," the correspondent says, "should the fortress fall. Count Lamsdorff dis plays a strong personality but his po sition is precarious and he is likely to be sacrificed as a scapegoat to popu lar indignation at the way the war has been conducted. Although it is said that General Kuropatkin has lost favor at court, no change in the com mandership of the army is contem plated." KUROKI HAD TYPHUS FEVER. But the Japanese General Has Fully Recovered. Paris, June 6.-The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Echo de Paris says: "According to information received here, General Kuroki has been suffer ing from a mild attack of typhus fever, but he has now recovered. "The general belief is that General Kuropatkin will not advance to the re lief of Port Arthur. In any case or. ders to do so have not yet been trans mitted. "I learn that England has obtained fror Japan in behalf of Russia as. surances that the Japanese will nol destroy seals in Behring Sea during the war. "'t is rumored that the army corps of the St. Petersburg district will be mobllized shortly. I have reason tc believe that two other army corps it the Central districts will also be mobililed." PIGEONS. FROM PORT ARTHUR, Arrive at Newchvwrng;With Good In for'nation tor Russians. Newchwan,;, June 6.-Two carilet pigeons arrived Enturc:ay it noon from General Stoessel at Port Arthur The Russians will rot divulge the messages carried by the birds but de clare they contain good information and are very cheerful since the pieobns arrived. A messenger from the north reportq that the magistrates of Hatchen and iaoyang were recently arre-,.' by the Russians and charged with furnish ing supplies and information to the enemy. They were taken to Mukden, but reta sed after an in-"estigation. The RTus-lans aie pri-ting a news paper in Chinese at Mukden for the purpose of influencing the natives. The latest conv received at New chwang says that Japan attemrted tc float a second loan in America for $3,750,000. but was completely re jected. Other contents of the paper explain that the Russian -loss in the Yalu battle was due to the pro--- nder ance of Jananese cavalry P, - alsc states the Russians will soon -ictate terms in Tokio, and the leadin- Japa nese statesmen will be reduced tc ricksha coolies. JAP ADVANCE CONFIRMED. Troops Now Within Fifteen Miles of Port Arthur. Chefoo, June 6.-A Japanese corre spondent from Dalny confirms the re ported advance of the Japanese army on Port Arthur, news of which was brought here by Chinese. The corre spondent, however, states there are fifteen miles between the Japanese and Port Arthur, instead of seven, as reported by the Chinese. The Japa nese army is advancing along both coasts. It 4s reported that the penin sular division on the east coast fought a battle within fifteen miles of Pori Arthur June 3. The result of the bat tie has not yet been learned. A junk which lay off Port Arthui June 4, because of lack of wind, heard desultory firing that morning and saw five Japanese torpedo destroyers as they disappeared below the horizon. Afterward a tremendous ex^!osion was heard and it was ,thought by those on the junk that possibly one of the de stroyers had struck a mine. On the night of June 3 immense colu.uns of flame and smoke were seen from the junk in the direction of Dalny. RUSSIAN LOSS HEAVYI GENERAL KUROKI'S FORCES DE FEAT SIX HUNDRED COS SACKS IN BATTLE. Tokio. June 6.-Japanese and Rns Sian forces located north of Pulentien who were in a series of brushes dur Ing the early part of last week. hal another encounter on Friday, June 3, near Chuchiatien. On that day the Japanese cavalry men met the 1ius sians at noon. The Russians Iuumber ed 2,000 men, and were composed of infantry, detachments of cavalry and artillery. They were pressing the Japanese cavalry when the Japanese assembled their entire force and en gaged the enemy. The Russians drew off gradually and at half past 5 in the afternoon they retired to Telishu. The Japanese suffered four men killed and tour men wounded in this fighting. A report has been received here from General Kuroki saying that on, Friday last a detachment was dispatch ed from Aiyangcheng (Aiyangpien men?) to the northeast of Fengwanr cheng to make a leconnaissance to ward Chaimatsi (Simatsi, thirty-live biles north of Fengwangcheng). This detachment encountered 600 Cossack=s and after a brisk engagement the Rus sians retreated. General Kuroki re, ports that the Russian loss was heavy. The Japanese suffered one inan killed and three wounded. WORKING THE WIRELESS. Japs Think Russians at Port Arthur Send Messages to Chinese Coast. Tokio. June 6.-It is suspectei here that the Russians at Port Arthur are communicating with points on the Chinese coast by means of wireless telegraphy. It was reported that a wireless station had been erected se cretly at the village of Pehwang on Takin island, one of the Miaotao group, situated in Pechill straight. and the Japanese cruiser Chitose visited the island Saturday to investigate. She 'did not, however, find anything. It is reported that another such sta tion has been erected near Shanhai kwan and the Japanese are investigat ing this matter. Saturday the Chitose steamed in close to Liaotheshan promontory and destroyed four masts and a watch house near the coast. One of these masts evidently was fitted for wireless telegraphy operation. The Chitose heard a series of explo sions at Port Arthur and believe them to have resulted from blastings pre paratory to the emplacement of new batteries. NO FRESH INFORMAT. ION. Russian Government Without News From Port Arthur. St. Petersburg, June 6.-The govern ment appears to be Without fresh .in formation of any sort concerning Port Arthur. The authorities are skeptical over the story of smoke and heavy detonations at Port Arthur, which may have been caused by the Japanese passing over mine fields on the land ward side. Even this, they say, is a doubtful supposition this early in the siege. The government is not in re ceipt of regular information from Port Arthur, but is wholly dependent upon the reports from Japanese or neutral sources, except when a messenger suc coeds in breaking through the lines. It is not expected that the embargo wili soon be raised. Drowned While Fishing. Toledo, O., June 6.-Albert Black. more and Charles Bittner, two seven teen-year-old boys, were drowned at an early hour Sunday morning while fshing in the Maumee river, as the re salt of the capsizing of their rowboat. FEELING OF SECUIIY THAT AFFORDED BY THE AMER ICAN FLEET AT TANGIER IS ONLY TEMPORARY. RELEASE OF THE CAPTIVES WILL BY NO MEANS END THE SIT UATION THAT HAS BEEN CRE ATED IN MOROCCO. London, June 6.-The Times' corre spondent 4t Tangier, under date of June 5, says: "The sultan's authorization to com ply with Raisuli's demands cannot be received for a day or two. If the sul tan fully acquiesces in the 'lemand.', the release of the captives may be ex pected shortly, but that by no means settles the situation, for having twice succeeded in defying Europe and t.: sultan, Raisuli's success will temjA the tribesmen to further outrages. "The presence of the American fleet affords a temporary feeling ol security, but the moment the fleet is withdrawn, unless some permane.t form of protection is substituted, the danger will become greater than ever. The European population is most grateful to the Americans for having promptly sent warships. Full co:i fldence is felt that the American gov ernment will not withdraw until some guarantee shall have been given that Europe recognizes the situation and demands energetic action." SPANIARDS BECOME ANXIOUS. Fear United States Will Try to Get a Port of Morocco. Madrid, June 6.-The newspapers are anxiously discussing the. Morocco question. The Epoca thinks that .the precipitation in sending a fleet to the Morocco coast gives torce to the report that the United States has asked the sultan of Morocco for a port on the west coast. La Corespondencia de Espana gives a rumor that an exchange of notes is taking place' among European chancel leries with a view to obtaining an as surance that American action will be confined strictly to measures for secur ing the liberation of the captives. Spanish Warships for Morocco. Malaga, June 6.-The Spanish bat tleships Pelayo and Numancia a!rl the armored cruiser Cardinal Cisneros have left here for Tangier, Morocco. FOURTEEN LIVES LOST SCORE OF OTHER PERSONS IN JURED BY AN EXPLOSION AT PEORIA, ILL. Peoria, Ill., June 6.-Fr.--,en men were killed, a score of oth >- ured, some probably fatally, 30,UJ '.arrels of whiskey were destroyed and 3,000 cattle were burned to death as the re sult of an explosion at the plant of the Corning Distillery company. The immense warehouse in which the explosion occurred was destroyed and three other buildings were gutted by fire. The property loss is $..0C0, 000. The Corning distillery plant is said to be the second largest in the world. The fourteen men were buried be neath the ruins by the explosion and burned to death. Six others were seri ously injured. The dead: Fred Knoll, Louis Beh rend, John Hobecker, Joe Zimmer man, Louis Sax, William Findley, Jr.. E. Brown, M. Crowl, John Leppin, William Field and four others whose names are unknown. The explosion occurred in an eleven story warehouse, and it was the third rcatastrophe in less that a year to over :take the distillery. Two other explo sions followed in rapid succession, but their cause has not been determined. Fire followed the explosions and 30. 000 barrels of whiskey were soon ablaze and flowing in a seething stream of flame into the cattle nens :east of the wa-ehouse, where 3,000 chaine,' steers were roasted or suffo cated in a short time. DEATH FROM BULLET WOUNDS. Aged Philadelphian Supposed to Have Killed His Wife and Himself. Philadelphia, June 6.-W. H. Dorry, aged sixty years, and his wife, Lizzie, forty years of age, were found dead at their home, 1408 South Juniper street, Sunday evening, death in each case being due to a bullet wound. Neigh bors say they heard pistol shots Satur day night. and it is the belief of the police that Dorry shot his wife and then killed himself. The body of the wife was found in the kitchen and that of Dorry lay in the second story front bedroom. His head rested on a coat which had been folded for a pil low. Dorry had been out of employ ment for some time, which fact is be lieved to have led him to end the lives of both. SPANISH WAR HERO DEAD. Engineer of the Collier Merrimac Dies of Bright's Disease. Cambridge, Mass., June 6.--George FI Phillips. who won renown as engi neer of the collier Marrimac, sunk by Hobson at the mouth of Santiago har bor, is dead at his home in Cambridge port of Bright's disease. Parker Leads Hearst in Texas. Fort Worth, 'rex., June 6.--Returns received by the Fort Wfrth Record from 150 counties out of ;00 that held primaries Saturday in Texas. show that fifty-six counties instructed for Parker, ten for Hearst and the remain der uninstructed. OPENED MOST" ' AUSPICIOUSLY: bemi-Centennial Exercises of Wiscon sin University. Madison, Wis., June 6.-'-he semi- ( centennial exercises of the University of Wisconsin opened most auspiciously Sunday in the gymnasium, where the baccalaureate 'address of Professor John Bascom, former president of the university. was read by John M. Olin to the members of the graduating class, Professor Bascom being absent on account of impaired health. Probably never has so large and dis tinguished an audience gathered for a commencement exercise as that of Sun day. The university section of Madi son is alive with visitors from all parts of the country, a large number of alumni, and representatives of the uni versities and colleges which are send ing members of their faculties to pre sent their congratulations to the uni versity, having arrived. Preceding the exercises was the academic procession to the gymna sidm. which was viewed by a great throng of people. President Van Hise headed the procession, which included G. F. Merrill, Dr. J. p. Butler, W. F. Vilas and J. M. Olin. The programme was excellent. The jubilee concludes Thursday. CHARGE OF MURDER. Friends of F. T. Young 'aylt Will Be Preferred Against Someone. New York, June 6.-Relatives and friends 'of Frank T. Young, the book m~aker and race horse owner who was shot and killed in a cab while riding with Mrs. "Nan" Patterson Saturday morning, were in consultation Sunday with a lawyer. Subsequently it was said that a witness would be produced at the inqiuest whose testimony would certainly result in a definite charge of murder being preferred against someone. FARMER KILLS TWO MEN. Shooting the Result of an Ancient Quarrel. Lexington, Va., June 6.-Edward McCormick, a young farmer of Browns burg, sixteen miles from here, Satur day night shot and instantly killed John W. Wade and Arthur Blackwell. The shooting was the result of ba.l feeling that has existed between the men for three ygars. McCormick is under arrest. ThL dead men waylaid McCormick and started the fight. PANY PERSONS HURT TROLLEY CAR RUNS AWAY AND STRIKES AGAINST A TREE AT BURLINGTON, IA. Burlington, Ta., June 6.-A heavily loaded electric street car on the Val ley street line Sunday was wrecked against a shade tree. The passengers Jumped as the car flew along. Mrs. John Keehn was killed and sixteen others were seriously injured. Ora J. Gould, publisher of the City Directory, had his shoulder .broken. Several others had arms and legs broken and many were badly cut about the head and shoulders. In some ;nknown manner the brake beam on tho open electric car broke just as the car was beginning to de scend a steep valley. The car dashe:l down the long incline with frightful speed and at the foot of the hill crashed into a shade tree. The car was crowded with people, who began to jump as soon as the danger seemed imminent. Mrs. John -Keehn was killed almost instantly, and sixteen others are known to have been serious ly injured. The injured ones were strewn on both sides of the track down the entire length of the hill. They were taken to neighboring residences or to hospitals. The injured are: Mrs. Joseph Carlson, Miss Jennie Munson, Mrs. Charles A. Munson, W. L. Kesler, Mrs. Davenport, Miss Betty Sanborn, Charles Taeger, Mrs. Charles Taeger, Edward M. Hellwig. Mrs. L. Sloderberg, Miss Emma Thuline, Will iam Kottknap and Ora J. Gould. BOY STARTS A RIOT. Hits an Italian With a Baseball and a General Fight Follows. New York, June 6.-A boy with a baseball started a riot near Pier 42, North river, late Sunday, as the result of which four Italians received bullet wounds and were taken to the hospital and fourteen of their countrymen are under arrest. The boy threw the ball at a group of 1.0 Italian, coal passers who were leaving the pier and it struck one. of the men on the leg. The Italian drew a stiletto and ran after the boy, but was caught by a policeman. The Italian then knocked the officer down and beat him until other policemen charged the crowd. Italians and po lice then drew revolvers and in the 'shooting that followed four Italians were wounded. The others were driven aboard the Cunard liner Slavo nia and arrested. None of the policement were serious ly hurt. It is thought the wounded Italians will all recover. STRIKE AT EVELETH ENDED. Five Hundred Min rs Decide to Accept Wage Reducifi. Duluth, June 6.-The 500 striking miners at the Drake and Stratton works at Eveleth, who laid down their picks and shovels on Thursday be cause of a reduction of 15 cents in their wages, have decided to accept the terms imposed by their employers and return to work at once. The men's wages were reduced from $1.75 a day to $1.60. The company will re instate all but the ringleaders. Liberty Bell at St. Paul. St. Paul, June 6.-The Liberty bell, accompanied by Mayor John Weaver and a party of sixty-five Philadelphia officials, arrived at the union depot at 10:30 Sunday night on a special train over the Milwaukee railroad. Al though the train was more than hour late, a large crowd was at the depot to see the bell which proclaimed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. SProfessional Cards JAM ES R. GOSS, 0 E 0 Attorney.at.Law. 0 ) Room 2, Belknap Block, Billings. Mont. 90@0p90 0 O*®es$ F. H. HATHHORN, * Attorney-at-Law. ) First National Bank Block, Billings, Mont. 0 LOU W. CHAPPLE, Attorney-at.Law. Room 17, Belknap Block, Billings. DO 00000 0 00agage H. C. CRIPPEN, 10 Attorney-at-Law. Rooms 7 and 8, Gruwell Block, 3 Billings. Mont. @@OOO@ @ @@@@QQ@ HENRY A. FRITH, Attorney'at-Law. First National Bank Block, " Billings, Mont. .@@@@@@ @ @@ O@@@ J. D. MATHESON, , City Attorney. _ City Hall, Billings, Mont. 0 A. FRASER, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, U. S. Commissioner. 0 . First National Bank Block, 0 Billings, Mont. o H. E ARMSTRONG, M. D., 0 " Physician and Surgeon 0 B.(§ Bellmap Block, Billings, Mont. - 0000000 0 @@00000 . CLIFF LINDSEY, M. D., * 0 0 . Physician and Surgeon , Special attention given to Sur- 0 gery and Diseases of Women. 4 Oftice--Front Room over W. B. STen Eyck's Harness Establish- 0 ment on Montana Avenue. Tel- 0 0 ephone 89B. Residence 210 N. 4 0 Thirty-first St. Telephone 7F. , HENRY GERHARZ, * Civil Engineer and Surveyor. 0 (§ Irrigation a Specialty * Office, North Real Estate Block 0 @@@@0000000@ 0 000000 BRICK When you build use brick. You will have a warmer house in winter, cool er in summer; you will save on paint and insurance, and it COSTS NO MORE TO BUILD We are also prepared to ship large or small orders. SLATER BRICK COMPANY, Real Estate Block, Billings, Montana. OWL Saloon. R. L. NIX, Proprietor. The Best Appointed Club Rooms in the City. Only the Best Liquors and Cigars. North 27th Street.