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SThe Billings Gazette.
VOL. XX. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1905. NO. 94 .'*" The Starting Point of many a successful man's career waMs his first deposit. There is eomaething about a bank account wlhich creates an ambition to make ft grow. Once you commence you will acquire the .same determine tion. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank invites you 'to make your start with it. Don't hesitate of the little ness of your cash. Many a man has started with less. Responsib!e Capital $125,000. Yellowstone National Bank BILLINOS CAPITAL. - $50,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Pres. E. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Cashier DIRECTORS. PETEB LARSON Helensa ED. (.ARDWELL, Da. H E. ARMSTRONG E. II. HOLLXSTEn A L. I3Asr. c Boxes for Rent In 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 offirms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms consis tent with safe and conservative banking. illingsState Bank Capital StocK, $50,000.00 OFFICERS: aul McCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. John.A. Hoyt, Teller :IRECTORS: C. Bostwick W. Hansard, C. O. Gruwell, Paul McCormic, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. '.anuact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK ILLINGS. MONTANA. S THE PEOPLE'S SAVINGS BANK 2715 Montane Ave., Billings, Mont. Interest Paid on Deposits Savings Deposits secured by first Mortgages on Improved Real Estate Money Loaned on City and Farm Property the People's Savings Bank is Owned and juaranteed by the stockholders of the ,Billings Loan & Trust Company OS105. J. BOUTON, Pres. , W. F. Sylvester, Sec. & Trees. SPORTING GOODS Full Line of Spalding and Victor Baseball and Tennis Goods. Fishing Rods, Lines and Tackle. the Famous J. S Benn Plies & Leaders. (RACYCLE WHBBES A4nD 1WHEELS TRIBUNE r large tock of Bicy Tires and Repair Suppliea is better and cea per than ever before. l l ioe11 . M It. th lt. PEACE TALK IS RESUMED IF NEGOTIATIONS BEGIN IT WILL BE THROUGH FRANCE. JAPAN WILL NOT TAKE LEAD Strong Party in Russia Urging Emper. or to Indicate Willingness to Be gin Preliminaries. St. Petersburg, March 23, 12:33 a. m.-The party within the government which is urging the emperor to indi cate to Japan Russlias willingness to end the 'war if a reasonaible basis can be reached, as related in these dis :patches on March 20, has been greatly encou raged the last few days, and an actual pacific proposal must be jus: ahead. The subject has occupied much of the attention of the confer ences at Tsarskoe-Selo. Certain grand dukes, 'supported 'by General Sakhar off, the minister of war; Admiral Avellan, the head of the admiralty and .vwhat iJs known as the war party, are stli bitterly opposed to the idea of peace under present clrcumstsances, but with the exception of the ministers of war and marine, the emperor's min isters, backed by M. Wi'tte, solidly fa vor this course, and the convincing argu~ments they offer are 'telling. Frenc:h influences in the saime diree tion are now 'being supported by Ger man opinion. The rumor noted by the Associated Press last week that Em peror Wiltiam had tendered his good offices now seems to be confirmed. The Associated Press is in a position to as sert, however, that if Eamperor Nicho las decides to approach Japan it will be through France and that negotia ti.ons will rbe conducted ei'ther between M. Delcasse, the French foreign min ister, and Doctor Montono, the Japan ese minister at Paris, or M. Harmand, the French minister to Japan, and Count Katsura, the Japanese premier at Tokio. Japan Will Not Move First. The Russian government now feels certain that Japan will not make the first move nor disclose her position until overtures 'aae made authorita tively in the emperor's name, on the ground that he alone is capable of 'binding Russia. It is quite possible that Japan's attitude in this regard has Ibeen exposed through unomcial at tempts to ascertain terms. Japan, 'it will be remembered, took the same position when Herr Detring, 'the German ambassador of customs at Tien T'in, wi'thout plenary powers, sought to obtain Japan's terms for end ing the Chino-Japanese war, declining to treat until Li Hung Chang, accom panied by John W. Foster, went to 'Tokio clothed wilth full powers. Furthermore, in view of the possi ibil.iaty that no basis of agreemen: might result even should the emperor now approach Japan' with pacific pro posals, it is regarded as entirely likely that hostiliatiese would continu', again followi.ng the proceedings of the Chino Japanese war, unitla negotiations end ed. The Chino-Japanese negotiations were begun in December and peace was concluded in the following April. Meanwhile the Japanese made a win ter campltiagn in Manchuria. In the conference concerning the question whether Russia slhould now indicate lher willingness for peace, all agree, firstly, that preparations to co:. tinue the war should not be relaxed, and, secondly, to reject humiliating terms. There would 'probably be tw points on which Russia would be found iimplacable, namely, cessation of territory and indemnity, to neither of which, it. is said, would Emlperor Nich olas ever agree. Possible Terms. It is pointed out, however, that if Japan seriously desires enduring peace on collateral questions, Russia might be ready to offer liberal compensatory, considerations. 1For inatance, in lieu of dlreot indemnity she might turn over to Japan the proceeds of the sale of all the rights and property of the Port Arthur and Dalny and the Ohi aese Eastern rlalwaye and liberally pay for the mahitenance of Russian prisoner. in Japan, and, while refusl ing to code Saklrhlles might grant iu". t tthe ekheries there or even retsaqukh all the va}ueb me nl laer e on. the o.aom.mker delanud. It it possible, also, ithat satisfaotory ar rangemenits might be made regarding Russian naval strength in eastern waters for a period of years. Are Leaving Vladivostok. Paris, March 22.---Phe correspond ent of the Mati.n at Harbin reports that many civilians from Vladivostok are passing through Harbin bound for Europe. SMELTERS FOR COOKE CITY. New World Mining District Receives Batch of Spring Promises. Livingston, March 22.-Accoruing to reliable advices from Cleveland, Ohio, Cooke -City will have at least two smelters this summer and iprobably three. C. R. Tuttle, one of the men in terested in Cooke mining properties, 'has written to a friend here that ar rangements have ,been made for four smelters, one of them for the Buffalo Montana company, near Basin, and the other three tor Cooke. The latter are a 150-ton -sulphide, one 150-ton regular furnace of Ithe Great Falls type and one 100iton electrolysis plating mill. Mr. Tuttle Isays 'tlalt all of these smelters will be on the ground this summer and in operation by next hSep tember. One of the smelters and the samlpling mill wvill be at Gardiner early in July. Mr. Tuttle ailso says that he has suc ceeded in interesiting A. J. Wheeler, a Buffalo Imillionaire, in Cooke and 'that he bs prepared to spend considerable money there in smelting and kindre 1 industries the coming summner. Mr. Tuttle writes that a representative of Mr. Wheeler will be in Livingston in the course of a) few weeks with a view to leasing Cooke mining properties that can be made immediate producers, either under the royalty plan of unde' a working bond. Cocke men who are in the city are elated over the prospects' and say that Cooke is going to be a great camp this summer and a greater one each year thereafter. WILL TRY TO RESUME. President of Company to Endeavor to Reopen Whiskey Gulch Mines. Lewistown, March 22.-G. M. Nel son of St. Paul, president of the com pany olwning the Whiskey Gulcn mines, which closed down on March 1, owing the 50 men employed two months' pay, has gone out to Gilt Edge to loolk into the situation an'l will make an effort to adjust matters so that the operations can be resumed soon. The company's debts are under stood to be in exces's of $25,00 and if they can be provi.ded for it is believed the company can start up again, and under favorable conditions now pre vailing operate successfully. Took All In Sight. Livingston, March 22.-The Western Union Telegraph office was entered by 'burglars Monday night, the money drawer pried open and $5 in cash; all the drawer contained, tasken.. Entrance was 'secured tthrough a vacant room which adjoins 'the office. There is a door ,connecting the two rooms and it had been nailed up, but the burglars succeeded in 'getting the nails out and effecting an entrance. None of the other property in the room 'was dis turibed and the burglary was not dis covered until *the operator opened up in the morning. Disastrous Fire on Ranch. Miles City, March 22.-Fire at Fal lon 'Sunday night destroyed the home, barn and other builditngs of William W. Whipiple. Whipple was assisting Sol. Nichois, who is building a two 'story hotel there, and his wife was vis iting Mrs. Nichols, leaving two child ren at home. Mr. Whipple got to the are in time 'to rescue 'his children, but all the. property was lost. Kicked in Nose By Colt. Livingston, March 22.-Frank J. Stands had his nose broken by a kick from a colt which he was helping to brand at Chico. The colt had been thrown and Mr. Stands was not care ful enough and received the injury stated above. 'He wals brought here by his brother and the damaged nasal organ 'was straightened out by a sur geon. Boom In Railway Construction. Ohicago, March 22.=-'the Railway Age tomorrow will say that 1905 i to witness great activity in railroad 'buildlng. A tabulated statement tiows 7,500 mtles under cotract of eontrwetiou and 9,883 'mlles or pro. jestd road whibl mar resmounbly be €expecte to mateidlUa. CABLE CASE IS DROPPED VENEZUELAN COURT POSTPONES DECISION INDEFINITELY. FOREIGN DEBTS ADJUSTED No Answer to Demand of United States for Arbitration of Claims of Americans. Paris, March 22.-The Matin says I Ambassador Jusserand will confer with President Roosevelt today rela tive to Venezuela, and adds: "An ultimatum has not been sent. President Castro having talken the case of the French Cavble company to the courts, France intends to leave it there until a decision is given, when ,she will be prepared to adopt all the measures necessary to secure respect for the rights of French citizens." The French Cable company has re ceived a further dispatch from M. Brun, its representative at Caracas, confirming the postponement of a de clsion of the court relative to the coim pany's concession. He says the post .ponement was sine die. The compa ny'.s official here say the postponement resulted from the teIrtesentations pointed out mthat the com'pany is a gov ernmenrtal concern and that an un friendly attitude toward it would amount to an unfriendly attitude to ward the French government. The company is reticent a's to its future attitude and is still unadvised of any cutting of cables and expresses a desire for an amicable adjustment with Pre.sident Castro. iForeign Indebtedness Is Arranged. London, March 22.-At the office of Ithe council of foreigh bondholders the Associated Press was informed today that an agreement between the Vene zuelan government and the British and German bondholders adjusting anl consolidating the exterior debt $28,, 600,000, will be signed tomorrow, the dletails having 'been concluded to the satisfaction of both parties. It was added that the guarantees comprise considerably more than 50 per cent of the cusitomls duties of all ports except La Guayra and Puerto Cabello, but the officials declined to give exact fig ures. Surprise was expressed at the dis patches from Washington intismat~ing that the American minister at Cora cas, Mr. Bowen, was seeking to pre vent the ratification of the agreement, Which the council of foreign bond holders contend is entirely in accord with the Washington protocol. The British and German foreign offices have been consulted and agree that the bonds are entirely within the rights and provisions of the protocol. The council of foreign bondholders has 'been working for a guarantee pay ment since the promulgaltion of the, protocol, first on a sdheme which pro vided for a settlement of the Venezu elan indebtedness to all countries, but this plan was abandoned 'by the with drawal of the French l.slt October. Thereafter the British and German bondholders united and secured Presi dent ,Castro's agreement to allocate a portion of the revenues of La Guayra and Puerto Cabello, to which Minister Bowen objected. Since this trustra t~on in January the bondholders have been at worK on the present agree ment, which provides for the issue of new three ,per cent bonds to cover the debt of the Anglo-(serman bondhold ers, amounting, inducing arrears, to about $26,600,000. No Answer to the United States. Washington, March 22.-T¶e state depart:ment has heard nothing from Minister Bowen to indicate that the Venezuelan government has made' an swer to his last proposltion to arbi trate the American claims, and it is supposed, that the answer will be to the effect that the Venezuelan govern ment ineists on awaiting the final ac tion of Its courts upon the pending asphalt case. The diffloulty is that the Venezuelan government has re.used the applica tion of the asphalt oomepny, supppated by Mialatk Buowie, to revert to the ctatus existing besore the appotatment of a reelver 'a tbe ephalt ase and4 allow the company to repossess itself of its property. As it is, the receiver is taking out large quantities of asphalt from Ber mudese lake, the proceeds from which are going into the Venezuelian treas ury, to the great financial loss of the company, which is making daily rn,. resentations on the subject to the state department. The president is concluding arrange ments tur his southwestern trip, on which he expects to start Monday, April 3, and no apprehension exists that the trip will be either abandoned or postponed on account of the Vene zuelan embroglio. The president ex pects in his absence from Washington to keep in close touch with the situa tion as it may develop and will 'be in position to issue such instructions from his train as ,may be necessary. It Is true that the German and Brit ish protoco0s in article seven bind the Venezuelan government to enter into a fresh arrangement respecting the ex ternal debt of Venezuela with a view to the satisfaction of claims of the bondholders, and permit a definition of the sources from which the neces sary payments are to be provided. But this is not looked upon as broad enough to warrant the practical ex tinction of other claims. So far, Mr. Bowen has not advised the state department that he has -pro tested against the consummation of the bond arrangement, but apparently feels that he has discharged, his du ties by reporting the facts promptly to the state department. DIVORCE WAS DENIED. Missouri Judge Refused Former Mon tana Woman's Plea. St. Louis, March 22.-"The suit of Mrs. ,Emma Fleming, instructor at the school for housekeepers, for divorce firm John Fleming of Dillon, Mont., was d:ismissed yesterday in Judge Tay. lor's court at the plaintiff's cost. Mrs. Il]eming testified that she married F!.,ming November 25, 1903, leaving him 11 davs thereafter because in those 11 days he had been sober barely two 'days. She testified that during the ibrief tilme 'they lived together she gave him $45, which he squandtlered. lie pawned his watch, and s'he redeem ed it, she said, after she left him. She admitted that he wrote to her asking her to return to Montana., and declar ing that at the time of whioh s'he com plains he was only celebrating the 'wedding. The judge told Mrs. Flem ing she had not given John a fair chance. "You can't judge a husband in 11 days," said the judge. "Your 'hudsband would have to be shown t9 have been a drunkard at least one year before drunkennless could be success tully alleged in ,a divorce petition.' Minister Injured In Runaway. Livingston, March 2.-Reverend "W. I-I. Snyder, pastor of the Methodist church at Pine Creek, was badly in jured in a runaway accident two miles west of Livingston yesterday. Mr. Snyder was on his way to Livingston with his wife and little daughter. When close to the city one of the horses fell and in the fall broke one of the reins. In this way Mr. Snyder had no con trol of the frightened animals, which dashed at 'top ,speed down the road. 1The buggy was overturned and the oc "cupants were thrown ou;t. Mrs. Sny der and daughter escaped -with, minor injuries, but Mr. Snyder suffered quite severely and now lies at the Metho dist parsonage here in a very ser.ous condition. It is believed, however, that he will recover. No bones are broken, 'but his back is badly strained and it is thought that he is injured in ternally. Cavalryman Instantly Killed. Havre, March 22.-There is gloom among the members of the Third cav alry over an accident that befel Trooper George Hudson during drill. Tie cavalrymen were going through the "monkey," or rotgh rider drilR_, when Hudson's horse stepped in*o a badger hole, throwing and instantly killing h.im, his neck being broken. He was buried in the post cemetery with military honors. Found Dead in His Room. Helena, March 22.-Willlam Prir.ger, 65 years of age, who was recently re leased from-the hospital, where he was treated for pneumonia, was found dead in his room at 373 Water street yesterday. While 'the dead man had been in Helena for a number of years, very little in known of him. After a thorough lnvestiga4ion Coroner Ben nett decided that death was due to nat ural caues and an Inquest was In9, 1neoessary. MVIANY COING TO BOZEMAN MEETING OF STATE AGRICULTUR AL SOCIETY TOMORROW. WILL COVER TWO DAYS I. D. O'Donnell and Other Prominent Farmers and Educators Among the Speakers. Tomorrow the State Agricultural as sociation ,will convene at Bozeman for a two days' fieeting of three sessions each. Many parpers and addresses will be presented and the meeting promises 'to be an unusually interest ing one. Assurance of large attend ance is given because of the promi nence of those who are down for par ticipation in tne programme, 'wihich follows: Friday. "Preserving the Fertility of the Soil," E. Bronx Martin, Bozeman. "The Use and Misuse of Irrigation Water," Professor J. E. Baker, agri cultural college. "Farm Drainage," speaker to be 'an nounced. Afternoon, 2 o'clock-President's ad dress, W. W. Wylie. Report of secretary, John W. Pace. "Crops and Crop Rotation," Profes sor A. Atkinson, agricultural college. "Alfalfa,' George R. Featherly, Dil Ton. "The Budsiness Man and His Rela tion to the Farmer," Lyman Morgan. secretary Farmers' Alliance, Bozeman. Evening, 7:30-"The Work and Aims of the Agricultural College," President James Hamilton. "Agriculture and the Public Schools." Professor w. E. Harmon, state superintendent of public instruc tion. "Insect Fertilization of Flowers," (with istereoptilon) Professor R. A. Cooley. Saturday. "The Dairy Business," Professor W. J. Elliott, agricultural college. "Poultry as a Profit Maker," James Dryden, 'agricultural college. Discussion, A. R. Curries. "Fruit Growing," W. B. Harlan. Como. Discussi.son, Olney Taylor. Discussion, Professor R. W. Fisher. 2 p. m.-"The Value of a Pure Bred Animal," Professor F. B. Linfield. "The Feeding of Sheep," L D. O'Donnell. Discussion, E. Broox Martin. Discussion, J. M. Robi~pson. "The Breeding of Livestock,' Jodha W. Pace. Discussion, Roy Martin. "The Hog as 'a Profit Masker." Ispeaker to be selected. "The Relation of Bovine and Human Tuberculosis," Doctor rt. C. Gardiner. 7:30 ip. m.-"The Ethics of the Farm," Fred Whiteside, Kalispell. The remainder of the programme will be given over to the presentation of domestic Iscience and relative topics yet to be decided upon. BURGLAR IS CAUGHT IN ACT. Robs the Brunswick Saloon, But Falls to Make a Getaway. Great Falls, March 22.-A 5 o'clock yesterday, morning Officer William Murray captured Ross Lewis red handed in a burglary of the Bruns wick saloon on Central avenue. The capture waes made in First alley south as Ithe man was coming out of the bacK door of the building. Lewis is a col ored man employed in the saloon, and when calptured had a sack containing 10 bottles of whiskey, a basket full of cordials, two boxes full of ciga.-, a large milk can full of beer, three bot tles of gin, a bottle of Benedictine and a new hat belonging to the proprietor. Lewis has for three months been em ployed as a porter in the place he was robbing. At his home was found a number of souvenir spoons and usve'. ware pieces. All of his howeabold goods were packed, and the neig.hbo say Lewis was to have smarted for Pat i nla the monUing. He ~es t51 =n begt Judge 8sord , 4enred a dsor petty lareeny and was slres a moe is is3 .