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SThe Billings Gazette.
VOL. XX. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 21. 1904. - NO. 50 THE IKRIPPENDORF= DITTMAN FOOTWEAR has the exclusive combination .you do not find in other makes of ladies' fine shoes, FIT, COMFORT and STYLE It is apparent there are many shoes that contain some one of these features, but how dif ficult to have the three com bined. NEW FALL SHAPES NOW IN JOHN D. LOSEKAMP Famous Outfitter Running Over Your Money affairswill often disclose the fact that you haven't saved as much as you thought. You had earned plenty but have spent likewise. A man gets rich by what he saves, not by what he earns. The best and really only way to save is to put your money in a saving bank. The more you put in the quicker it grows, for the interest goes on unceasingly. Money in the bank works 24 hours a day, and takes no holidays. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank will accept your deposits, large or small, and will open an account with as little as $1.00. This is the luckiest day in the year to start one. Responsible Capital $125,000. Yellowstone National OF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL. - $60,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON. Helena, Vice-Pres. B. H. HOLUSTER. Cashler L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Cashier DIRECTORS. PETEa LARSON Helena ED. CARDWELL, Da. H. E. AnxsTRnoO E. H. HooLISTZEB A. L. BABOCCK. Boxes for Rentlin Safety Deposit Vault. General Banking Business Sell Exchange available in all the princi 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. BillingsState Bank Capital Stock, $50,000.00 OFFICERS: Paul McCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashler. John A. Hoyt, Teller DIRECTORS: t. C. Bostwick W. Hansard, C. 0. Gruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. ,mi seaot a General Banking Bulneas. S. UWELL BLOCK KLLINGi, MONTANA. SELF PRAISE AND APOLOCY BURDEN OF HEINZE'S SPEECH LAST NIGHT. OFFERS EXCUSES FOR TOOLE Condones Governor's Sin In Calling Extra Session and Abuses Yel lowstone's Representative. "Can it really be that Heinze wants to go to the United States .senate?" This is the question that is being heard on about all sides today as one, and the principal result of last night's meeting. .Advertised as a democratic meeting at which national and state matters were to be discussed, the af fair turned out to be an occasion for self laudation and abuse of the repub lican candidate for the legislature. Mr. Heinze told the audience what a heluv a fellow he was and proved it by J. M. Kennedy. That was all there was to it. Heinze Paid the Bill. The advent of the distinguished gentleman wnom a former democratic admirer designated by the appelation borne by the hero of Thermopalyae was signaled by the discharge of ex plosives and the consumption of large piles of wood at different corners of the downtown streets. The man in charge of the artillery evidently was not in sympathy with the cause fir which he was making noise. He flre funeral guns. The band made a toin of a number of streets and tooted the announcement of the arrival of they saviour of the common people. Then festoons of incandescent lights used for illuminating Montana avenue when the Knights of Pythias assem blies here were connected and sup posedly flashed their brilliancy on the crisp October air as a manifestation of the populace's delight at the honor shown it by Mr. Heinze's condescen sion to tarry a while in his private car. But the bill was "footed" by Mr. Heinze, for he himself has an nounced that he is campaigning at his own expense and does not want to be beholden to any political organiza tion. 'All this was unnecessary, save to tickle the man's vanity, even if at his own cost, for the mere mention that Heinze was to speak was all that was needed to assure a large attend ance. lhe public is always willing to 'be 'mused, especially when the amusement is not productive of drains on its pocketbook, and Mr. Heinze's "show" was a free one. man charge able with the paternity of as many alleged political parties as Mr. Heinze may always feel assured that a crowd will gather to see him, the same as any other well advertised freak, par ticularly in the height of an exciting political campaign. For this reason the opera hause was almost full when he finally appeared on the stage and bowed his thanks to the feeble ap plause that arose when Nat Carwile walked in from the wings and pointed him to a seat. Following these two were J. M. Kennedy, Mr. Heinze's lieutenant general, W. B. George, Jeff Brewer, Judge Mann, J. D. Losekamp and a few other of the men who have aligned themselves with the litigious wing of democracy. 'Mr. George Presides. Mr. Carwile called the meeting to order and expressed the pleasure it gave him to introduce William B. George as the chairman of the meet ing. With this introduction the for mer mayor advanced to the edge of the, stage and after taking a drink of water opened his remarks by telling the audience how muc hhe loved the people of Billings and that he was prepared to do almost anything for them. r'his overwhelming affection caused him to wish to see them free of domination by any corporation. After a few similar expressions he began to laud F. Aug. Heinze, against whom a cabal of?'sinful New Yorkers were conspiring for the purpose of de priving the people of Montana of his protection and robbing them of the shield he has been to them in the ruthless warfare waged by a soulless corporation seeking to enslave them. rMr. George is a real estate man, and a good one, consequently he is not tipposed to know much about mines 'id mining. For that reason the au dience overlooked the little mistake he made in speaking of the volumes of death dealing smoe emitted by the mines of Butte and their baneful ef fects on the lives of the brawny men who are compelled to toil in them. Mr. George knew there was smoke in Butte and also knew that in some ~ner the mines were responsible for its existence. He told how the young man at whom his auditors were gazing in awe had forced an un willing legislature to pass a law 'making eight hours a day's labor in those awfu/, mines, and then related the story of the process servers of New York, who, at the behest of vil lainous wretches had attempted to. serve him with some paper that would have kept him in New York. So af fectingly did he tell all this that the speaker was overcome by his own emotion and for a few moments threatened to present the unusual spectacle of a strong man giving way to lachrymal sorrow. Recovering his composure, Mr. George. uttered the fervent wish that the powers of evil might never prevail and that his hero would 'be permitted to remain in Montana for all time to work out his own ideas and entertain them to the end. Next he launched into local politics and incidentally re ferred to the county ticket of the democrats, winding up strong with W. M Johnston, the legislative can-, didate, for whom he made a special appeaL" Touchingly he referred to Mr. Johnst'n's youthful life on a "New braska7'. farm and his struggles in Billing'. to gain the foothold and prominance now enjoyed by him, and then sa e of "one Chauncey C. Bever,"whom the people elected two years AV to the position now desired by his iampion from the wind-swept cornflelde of "New-braska." With a flourish he now introduced Mr. Heinle and wrung in the familiar old one about that gentleman being the "only man who ever successfully fought the Standarnd Oil company." "Young Leonidas" prefaced his speech by referring to the peculiarly mixed condition of politics in Mon tana at the present time, and then launched into the abuse of what he was pleased to call the "muzzled press" of the state and its recalci trancy to duty in refusing to enlighten the people on the danger that was confronting them. The campaign of four years ago was fought over again and the audience was told how W. A. Clark and F. Aug. Heinze then threw themselves into the breach and saved a proud commonwealth. The subse quent treachery of that same William Andrews Clark to Heinze was held up in all its ghastly horror. Coming down to more recent times, the speaker told how, when Clark had gone over to the enemy, body and soul, he had sought to foist upon the people of the state a man for chief justice of the supreme court upon whom he could rely as a friend of his` unsavory alliance, and how Mr. Heinze had once more saved the state. Gives Opponents the Lie. ,Mr. Heinze declared that for wicked and corrupt purposes his former ally was now publishing to the world the infamous lie that he, Heinze, had sold out to the Amalgamated company. This he denied with all the vehem ence at his command and then, strik ing a tragic attitude, declared himself to be a democrat, working for the success of the democratic state ticltet and the democratic ticket of every county in the state. Fearfully and gruesomely he lam basted the Amalgamated company and dealt misery of the same sort to the trusts, singling out the beef trust for his hardest blows. The railroads also came for a share of the gentle man's righteous wrath, and he said that they were linked with the trusts in an unholy combination having for its purpose the despoiling of the peo ple. The Rockefellers, the Goulds, the Harrimans and some of the other boys who were given blows in the short ribs. Only one- of the crowd of rail road magnates and potentates alone was spared. He was James J. Hill. Mr. Heinze related a private conversa tion he had a few years ago with that distinguished friend of the common herd And told how Hill had related to him the particulars of a damnable scheme unfolded by the other fellows (Continued on ligrhth Page.) BOTH SIDES TAKE A REST IMPASSABLE ROADS COMPEL A SUSPENSION OF FIGHTING. ARE CHANGING THEIR LINES The Secret Understanding Between Emperor William and the Czar Discussed. St. Petersburg, Oct. 20, 2':05 a. m. For the moment heavy rains and im passable roads have compelled a sus pension of operations in Mahcliuria. There was practically no fighting yes terday and none whatever last night. Changing Their Lines. There is evidence of a new disposi tion of the forces on both sides. Gen eral Kuropatkin is extending his right, whether with a view to a turning movement or for the safety of Lone Tree hill, the importance of which point is fully realized by the Japan ese, who have attempted to retake it in two night attacks, or whether to meek and thwart a Japanese turning movement from the west, has not yet developed. To Renew Struggle. The Japanese appear to be shifting weight to the westward. Veiled hin continue to arrive that the Russia have recovered from the blow inflic ed last week by Field Marshal Oyai~ and that General Kuropatkin is prier paring to renew the struggle as somo as the roads become dry. Two Associated Press dispatche from Mukden tonight mention report that; the Japanese already are prepar in ~ito retire, and the war office -A= 'i" that Kuropatkin's left has again: moved, slightly forward, but there Is no light upon the movements of the Japanese. There is indeed am utter lack of late news from Tokio, and an enemy so re sourceful may really be preparing a surprise movement, instead of retreat, relieving the pressure on the front with a view to accomplishing some thing on the flank. Many critics here continue to be lIeve that General Kuropatkin intends to return to the line of the Hun river. A creaning Opuii. the enforced cessation of opera tions by the bad weather, if the Jap anese offensive had really exhausted itself, gives both armies time to breathe and time to pull themselves together and would seem to insure as much benefit to one side as to the other, for practical purposes. Will Assume New Phase. When operations recommence they will assume an entirely new phase, with new dispositions and objectives. Practically last week's battle has end ed, and it goes into history as a Rus sian defeat. When operations are re sumed a new battle will begin. The movement of troops on the Rus sian western frontier, and the prepa rations to further reduce garrisons in this region revive talk of a complete understanding with Germany under which the frontier will be protected so as to permit of the. dispatch to Manchuria of troops stationed in Po land. Germany and Russia. There are about 600,000 soldiers in Poland, comprising some of the best troops in the empire. In the best in formed diplomatic circles it is be lieved that nothing in the shape of a treaty between Russian and Germany S.ad been committed to writing, but ýiere is simply a mutual personal un .erstanding between the two sover eigns covering this point and some be lieve, going much further. So far as the present war is concerned there is no evidence that the supposed agree ment covers active aid, as such an agreement would render operative the Anglo-Japanese alliance.' Friendship of the Emperors. It is thought, however, in diplomatic quarters, that there is something in the nature of a pledge on the part of the emperor of Germany to protect Russia's western frontier. It is now recalled as significant of the deep per sonal friendship of the two emperors that when Emperor William was a'iout .to undergo an operation last yea, he commended his eldest son to the hands of Emperor Nicholas. This fact was mentioned at the time in the Official 'Messenger, but did not at tract as much attention as it is now receiving. The Baltic Fleet. St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.---The Baltic fleet will divide, part of it going by way of the Suez canal and the remain der around the Cape of Good Hope. Captain Jakovloff, formerly of the bat tlethip Petropavlovsk, who is now here, explains that the delays in get ting the warships through the canal mike a division of the fleet advisable, the Cape route being only a fortnight longer with coaling at sea instead of in port. He believes the voyage to the far east will be made in 90 days. FACTS ON MORMONS. Wyoming Colony Fears Wholesale Ar rests for Polygamy. Evanston, Wyo., Oct. 19.-William H. Kensington, a leading Mormon and United -States commissioner at Afton, a'Mormon settlement in Uinta county, has been arrested, charges of polyg amy having been preferred against him. Residents of Atton are greatly ex cited as the result of the visit of se cret service men of the government, who are said to be gathering evidence against Mormons, who, it is alleged, are practicing polygamy. PERISH IN BURNING BUILDING. Fire Destroys Home For Little Ones and Two Lose Their Lives. Shelbyville, Ill., Oct. 19.-The Mid dles Work home for children was de -troyed by fre today and although the flames were discovered while the children were asleep, all but two were rescued. The dead: ALFRED PE~TERSON, nine years old. CHARLES PET.ERSON, 11 years old. There w.re 32 children sleeping in the upper rooms of the home, which was a tiree-story frame and brick building. Fiambes and smoke cut off escape by the hallways and several children reached the ground by leap ing from the upper windows to the roof of an extension to the building. The Peterson children were overcome by the smoke in their beds. ROBBED AND RUINED. Member of Salvation Army Drowns Herself In Bay. *Bellingham, Wash., Oct. 19.-Mrs. Stella Burson, member of the Salva tion Army of this city, disappeared one week ago Monday from her home near Markle, leaving five children. The oldest daughter received a letter from her, mother saying she had been robbed and outraged and could do nothing else but throw herself in the bay. The letter, mailed here, an nounced' that she would "find a bed with Johnnie," her little son who was drowned and his body never recov ered. The husband, after an absence of three months in Yakima, arrived home the day following Mrs. Burson's disappearance, and has since conduct ed a quiet search without result. BIG GUNS NUISANCE. Practice at Forts in New York Har bor to Be Discofitinued. New York, Oct. 19.-It has been de cided by the war department to dis continue heavy gun practice at Forts Hancock, Wadsworth and Hamilton.. Artillery officers -say conditions about lower New York bay have become such as to render practice with the big guns almost impossible. lThrs was illustrated .at the last practice, when 21 days were occupied on a piece of large target work which on a clear rane would have been finished in a ' renoon: Vessels con stantly were setting in the way and so long as ay craft were near the target firing had to be suspended, as orders strictly prohibited taking the slightest risk. 'Residents at Seagate and Coney Is land complained recently that the con cuslson from the guns was doing great damage to their homes-breaking win dows, loosening plaster and damaging foundations. Joe - Walcott Charged. Boston, Oct. 19.-A municipal court warrant was granted late yesterday for the arrest of Joe Walcott, the pugilist, on a charge of manslaughter. Calling cards at the Gazette oflice. SHOTS FIRED SCARED Her SUSTAINED INJURIES AND DE MANDS PERSONAL DAMAGES. INCIDENT OF INDIAN DANCE Skylarking By Young Man Make' Him Defendant In Suit at Law. Action for the recovery of personal damages in the sum of $6,000 has been instituted in the district court by Harry W. Fox against William H. McCormick. The complaint alleges that at about 11 o'clock of the night of August 26, 1904, the plaintiff was lying on top of the roof of a Northern Pacific pas senger car, then a part of an east bound train of that company standiji on the main track south of the pas senger station. While there the de fendant is alleged to have "wantonly; negligently, wilfully and maliciously" ordered him to come down, prior to and at which time defendant' is said to have held a deadly wepo., namely a loaded revolver, in "his hand. "Wilfully, wantonly, negli gently, maliciously and with utter dis regard of the plaintiff's life and limbs," the complaint continues, the defendant discharged the revolver so held by him twice; once diagonally toward the ground and the second time diagonally into the air. ,~ Plaintiff Was Frightened. "-4 At the time it is charged the shots were fired, plaintiff alleged defendant. was standing on a platform about 14 -, feet distant. Because of fear of great' bodily harm, a fear inspired by' thk discharge of the revolver, plaintiff alleges that he began to climb down, from the roof of the car, in obedi ence to defendant's command. pe' fendant having failed to provide i ladder, Fox says he attempted to reach the ground by climbing down the side of the car. While doing so he says he slipped and fell a distance or seven feet. The fall, he declares,, caused his knee to bend outwardly and also further injured him bY wrenching the ligaments and tearing and straining them, in consequence of, which alleged injuries he is perma nently lamed, he charges. Plaintiff says that he is a quarts miner and prior to and just before the time complained of was earning $3.50 a day. lince then he allages he has been unable to work and in..', addition has been compelled to pay the sum of $93.90 for medical care and attendance, board and lodging, anfi; by reason of the great bodily pain he"'," was forced to endure and the mental suffering attendant and his alleged permanent injury he thinks he is en-. titled to pecuniary recompense. He demands judgment for $5,000 and costs of court. H. C. Crippen appears for the plain tiff. : SHEEP RUN OVER CLIFF, Bat le in Wyoming Between Sheep herders and Cowmen. Big Piney, Wyo., Oct. 19.-Ranchers ` arriving here from the vicinity of Grays river report a pitched battle' between the sheep and cattle forces between the river and Piney creek, it} which 700 sheep, the property of the , Butterfield outfit, were driven over 5, high cliff and killed. The trouble originated over the e7 pulsion of the Butterfield sheep from the forest reserve, where it is claiimed the herders drove them withoiitper mits. In the first instance the. utfit. was driven from the reserve by 'Forest Ranger Miller and put off on tie west side. On again entering the forblidden range the reserve officers ejected them on the east side and into a strong cattle country. In Some man ner the cattlemen, in that territory learned of the details of the trouble on the reserve and ran the sheep over the cliff. - From now on every political ea.4i date should keep his pockets e with Las Palmas cigars.