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;ESCAPES THE
V SECOND TIME
BURGLAR COOMBS BREAKS OUT
OF JAIL AGAIN.
WILLIAMS GOES WITH HIM
Two Prisoners Awaiting Removal to
Penitentiary Leave Jailer Lav
{l¬ elle's Happy Home.
Froam Thursday's Daily.
For the second time O. H. Coombs
has given Jailer James Lavelle of the
county jail the slip and at last ac
counts was making tracks for what
he hoped would be ultimate freedom.
Accompanying him was Walter Wil
i iams. Both of ,the escaped prisoners
are under five-year sentences for
burglary in the 'first degree and were
awaiting removal to the penitentiary.
The delivery occurred sometime
during last night and was not discov
ered until this morning, when, it was
believed, the men were far away.
As Told by Jailer.
"i Jailer Lavelle 'made a statement of
the facts as known to him today. He
said that last evening ,he was ,busy un
til quite late in the day with matters
connected with the session of the
court and later with the re-arrest and
imprisonment of James Dalton. This
caused it 'to be considerably later than
usual when he served the prisoners
in his charge with their supper.
After they had finished eating he
removed the dishes and prepared to
lock the .men up for the night. He
was alone at the 'time, Sheriff Adams
being albsent. To get the keys to
the cell room he was obliged to mo
,mentarily step to one side, he said, in
order to get at the closet in which the t
keys are kept. This obstructed his 1,
view of the cells and the narrow cor
ridor into which they open, and he I
thinks the two men took advantage v
of the opportunity 'thus afforded to I
slip from the cell room, or cage, and c
secrete themselves behind the solid
irmon partition. e
Before doing this tney had provid- s
ed themselves with one of the knives y
given them 'to eat their supper with. S
They also had a pair of scizzors, both c
of which they used in sawing off one c
of the 'bars that are supposed to guard S
the outer windows of the building. It
The bar was cut close to the cross
piece and then pulled from its socket
and used as a lever to pry off the wire
screen fastened to the outside of the d
window. S
Both Coombs and Williams belong- n
ed to the trio of chicken thieves who ti
were tried and convicted of breaking 'b
into the hen -house of a ranch a few R
miles out of the city. Before their tl
trial Coombs the Denver Lane, the o
remaining one of the three, escaped d
from jail. ihey were at work in the
basement and when Jailer Lavelle
was absent, he having ,been called up
stairs, crawled through the coal chute it
and disappeared. Subsequently they d,
were recaptured by 'Sheriff Adams in psi
northern Wyoming and 'brought back, vi
after a long and cold chase across sc
the bleak prairies. ti
COLONEL SANDERS COMMANDER.
Helena Man Elected Head of State
G. A. R. Organization.
Colonel Wilbur F. Sanders was un
animously elected commander of the
state G. A. R. body at the election
held at Dillon yesterday. He was not
present at the encampment and the
firet knowledge he had of ,the honor
A bestowed upon him was by a message
sent to h'is home at relena.
Senior vice commander. A. J.
Fiske, Helena; junior vice com
o anmder, Josephus Rich, Dillon;
medical examiner, Doctor L. E.
i olmaes, Butte; assistant adjutant
general, F. P. Sterling, Helena; as
esetant quartermaster general, E. S.
Walker, Helena.
The Woman's Reliet Corps chose
the following:
President, Mrs. Sylvia Grantier,
la.soula; senior vice president, Mrs.
Kitity O'Connor, Helena; junior vice
president, Violet Gilbert, Butte; treas
ir., Elizabeth Slnsel, Missoula; Mrs.
ajienc'ee Webb, Carlton, Mrs. Mary
jSaIlders, Bozeman. Mrs. Pearl \'esll
SteB and Mre. Lelia M. Baker, Groat
Is, executive board.
Money to Loan
City and Farm Property.
SRel Estate Por Sale.
arn & Trust Co.
LETS UP ON LIBRARIES.
Carnegie Now Gives His Money to
Small Colleges.
New York, March 29.--Andrew Car
negie was the guest of honor at the
annual dinner of 'the alumni of Ste
T venes institute Monday night. With
'Mr. Carnegie at the guests' table was
Doctor Alexander 'C. Humphreys,
prleident of Stevens institute. Doc
'tor 'Humphreys announced 'that Mr.
Carnegie, in 'addition to the $290,0u0
'which 'he has already given to the in
stitute, would give $50,000 more, to
which 'he 'hitmself would add *50,000
when the alumni raised another $100,
o 000.
'Mr. Carnegie said:
"I want ,to tell you, gentlemen, that
your career is much higher than a
speculative one. Stock gambling is
not a business; it is a mere parasite
on =men.
"If I had a son I should prefer hilm
to enter upon a professional career,
such as you choose rather than any
other. I have been looking largely
into small colleges of late and I have
entered Into the college business as
I long ago entered into the library
Ibusiness. I did a rip-roaring business
at the library stand, 'but I could look
ahead and see the demand for librar
ies slacken. My secretary says that
the demand is down 'to one library a
day.
"I think a young man who goes to
a small college receives a better edu
caition than at a large one. I like to
see, not excelling in football or things
pertaining to football, but excelling in
head expansion. Sport is taking too
prominent a place in college educa
ition.
"Since I have gone into the college
business 'there 'has Ibeen a great boom.
Within the past few days I halve re
ceived more than 100 applications for
the material I am sending to small
colleges. Business, gentlemen, is
promising."
WITHOUT OPPOSITION.
Doctor Andrus Renominated for
Mayor of Miles City. C
Miles City, March 28.-The ciitzens' C
ticket nominated last night is as fol- v
lows: c
Mayor, W. W. Andrus; aldermen:
First 'ward, W. P. Bullard; Second P
ward, W. A. Jordan and George W.
Farr; police magistrate, John Giibb; '
city treasurer, John M'cAusland. P
The convention 'called out the larg- a
est assemblage 'that has 'been repre- fi
sented at a similar function for many P
years, the court room being crowded.
S. Gordon was chosen chairman. A
committee to attend to calling the
convention next year is composed of II
S. Gordon, George Ulmer, W. P. Bul
lard, John Gibb and W. A. Jordan.
Customs Collector Named.
Washington, March 29.-The presi
dent has decided to recommend the
selection of J. Ross Gould of Balti
more as one of the collectors of cus
toms at San Domingo. It has not yet
been determined whether Professor
Rhodes shall have general charge of
,the collections at all ports or whether
other persons will be apointed. The
details are still under consideration.
Begin Inquest at Brocton.
Brockton, Mass., March 29.-The
inquest was begun in police court to
day into the cause of the 'boiler explo
sion at the shoe factory of R. B. Gro
ver & Co. here, 'when nearly three
score lives were lost in the destruc
tion of the ,plant 'by fire. A number
of persons are still missing. Another
of the injured employes died today,
making the 58th known death.
MORMONS ARE SENTIMENTAL.
Buy Jail In Which Founder of Church
Died.
Carthage, -I11., March 29.-Because
of historical associations, the mem
bers of 'the Mormon church have pur
chased for $4,000 the old jail where
,the first prophet and the founder of
the faith met a tragic death at the
hands of a mob. The old structure
was not worth over $1,500. It is pro
posed to establish a mission church I
in the building.
In this connection the announce
ment that the Mormons are coming
'back to Illinois after the lapse of half I
a century and art' to establish three
new churches h: l caused comment. I
The fact that th ' church is to make t
Carthage a hea;: luarters in Illinois
may he followed by public action in
opposition.
Goes further :tnd further. Never ,
stops until you tre well. That's what
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea will t
do. A great totic. Makes rich. red
blti!, firm flesh. 35 cents, Tea or
Tablets. Holmes & Rixon.
The Howard & Moore Vaudeville r
company will reappear at the opera
house again next Saturday night for
que night only, presenting one ofI
their best pieces played during the
past week. 141.3 G
GCREED CAUSED
HUGE STRIKE
e
h
, COLORADO LABOR WAR ATTRIB
s, UTED TO AVARICE.
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ALLEGED SECRET REVEALED
Fight Between Two Organizations
Assumes a Bitter Phaze-An
a Ugly Story.
Chicago, March 29.--Walter Well
man, 'in a Washington special to the
Record-Herald, says:
Now that bitter war is on between
trade un'onism and socialism in 'the
labor ranks, and the American Feder
ation of Labor has officially forbidden
its membership to contribute any
more funds to the Western Federa
tion of Miners because the latter
organization is trying to destroy trade
unionism and commit American or
ganized labor to socialism and radsh
ralism, it is an opportune ti-m3 to re
veal a secret concerning the origin
and motive of the great strike in the
Colorado gold fields last year. It a
about as black and ugly a story as
one would care to read of men who
are presumably respectable.
In conversation with the writer at
Denver last summer, William D. Hay
w o'd, secretary and moving spirit of
the Western Federation of Mina's,
said:
'When John Mitchell started his
strike in the anthracite coal fields of
Pennsylvania he had only $9,000 in
his treasury; when the strike came
to and end he had a million dollars.
Why can't we do the same?"
Thys was disclosed the real animus
of the great strike in the Cripple
Creek and Telluride fields-a strike
which led to untold loss and suffering i
on ,the part of Haywood's dupes and t
to many violent deaths. There never
was any valid excuse for this strike.
It was a strike brought on 'by Hay
wood and Moyer for 'the simple pur
pose of emulating John 'Mitchell's ex- r
ample in raising an enormous fund c
from generous and sympgthetic work t
people 'throughout the country.
CASTRO REMAINS FIRM.
Insists That No Grounds Exist for
Intervention.
New York, March 28.-President
Castro has reilterated, according to a
Herald dispatch from Caracas, his
-statements that .there is no ground
for complaint against Venezuela and
no reason- for intervention. He de
clares that attacks by the American
press against his country and govern
ment indicate complete ignorance of
the facts concerning the debts of Ven
ezuela and the settlements thereof.
The debts are relatively small, the
whole amount not exceding $30,000,
000.
All those debts have, the statement
continues, been punctually paid since
thle protocol was signed. Nearly
$1,000,000 was peremptorily claimed
-by Germany, England and Italy and
paid. Since then $2,200,000 more has
also been paid, representing 30 per
cent -in duties.
The other debts, held in England
and Germany, are, according to the
provisions of the protocol, between
the bond -holders and Venezuela.
The country has paid, and will con
tinue to pay, the president concluded,
as stipulated in the protocol which
Minister Bowen arranged.
Forsyth Kidnaper Discharged.
Forsyth, March 29.-William Ed
ward-s, colored, who was arrested last
Friday charged with kidnaping Grace
Batchford, a little 15-year-old- colored
girl, was discharged by Justice
Thompson yesterday. The girl stated
that she intended to run away and
was hiding in a boxcar, where Ed
wards found her. They then went to
the Northern Pacific depot and she
told him she -was going to Billings.
They walked as far as Pompey's Pil
lar. 73 miles west of Forsyth, where
they were captured by Deputy Huff.
Notice.
Notice Is hereby given that this of
fice has received the following town
ship plats on which filings will be
received on and after May 10, 1905,
to-wit:
Township 2 south, range 25 east,
(frac.); township 3 south, range 25
r-ast (frac.); -township 2 south, range
•G east (frac.); township 6 south,
range 24 east.
Bozeman, Montana, March 28, 1905.
M. R. WILSON, Register.
Latest styles in Job printing at The
l3aette omce
THE MILKSOP
E [Original.]
"Louise," I id Colonel Kilburn, "I
have noticed young L idlippl dii.cing
attendance upon you, :.il I ;v:.sh you
to understand that I don't like it. There
are several young ofticer:. at t::e post
any one of whom would m:ke' you a
good husband, and you have no need to
take up with a citizen who is no more
at home among army people than a
dove in a nest of eagles."
"Don't worry, papa. Tommy Cudlipp
hasn't the spunk to propose."
Tommy Cudlipp had been brought up
under disadvantageous circumstances.
His father had died when he was a
a baby, and Tommy had never been any
thing more than a baby to his mother.
She had kept him about her till she
died. Then Tommy set out to see some
thing of the world. He began by visit
ing the frontier, but fell in love with
the first girl he saw--viz, Louise Kil
burn, whom he met while he was look
ing over the fort her father command
ed. In consequence of this enthrallment
Tommy got no further. The girl seem
ed to be amused with him, and the offi
cers of the fort made no end of fun at
his expense. The truth is Tommy's
mother had made a milksop of him.
But that could hardly be considered his
fault. It was rather his misfortune.
One morning the colonel was hurry
ing across the parade when he met
young Dudlipp.
"Mr. Cudlipp,' he said, "I would ad
vise you to take a back track toward
civilization. The Indians have broken
loose, and we're going to have a hot
time of it."
The colonel did not stOp to note the
effect of his words, but hurried on, and
In two hours was moving at the head
of all the troops under his command
except a small garrlson left in the fort
to attack the savages.
Two days passed. Colonel Kilburn,
who had spent most of his term of
service in the artillery on the eastern
coast and had no experience at fighting
Indians, permitted himself to be drawn
into an ambush in an almost impass
able canyon. But he pushed on, resolv
ed to beat them on their own ground.
Be was himself fighting in the advance
under a deadly lire when, looking
about him, he noticed that the men
who had followed him were but a
small portion of his command, and not
a single officer had been able to with
stand the murderous shower of bullets "
poured down upon them. Those who r
had not been picked off by the sure
aim of the savages had fallen back t
with their men.
But who is this far below singly
pressing forward? From rock to rock
lie leaps and climbs, traversing the
rough ground with incredible rapidity.
The colonel's heart stands still. Is the
comler a messenger to announce that u
the Indiaus have attacked his rear? If it
so, not a soldier will escape. But as f
the mian comes nearer it is plain that
he is not a soldier. Instead of a sol
dier's felt alpine lie wears a derby; in
stead of the blue with yellow facing:,
of the cavalry he wears a gray travel
ing suit. Then when he comes near
the colonel recognizes the milksop
Tommy Cudlipp. Hiis han ':: are bleed- x
ing from the sharp rock l. .,:. which
he has climbed; his hat is dented; his
trousers are torn, revealing what in an- h
other case might be taken for a flag N
of truce. As he nears the colonel he f
.starts. grasps one of his wrists and ih
carries the arm that has been broken s
by a bullet. p
"What in thunder"- roared the colo- 7
nel. tl
"I've come. colonel"- began the young
man and paused to hitch his wounded
arm to a more comfortable position.
"Well," cried the colonel. "what have
you come for?"
"After you went away I-I ventured
to propose to Miss Louise, and she said
I could come and ask you."
It might be expected that the colonel
would stand mute with astonishment.
Not so. In the first place he was in no
position to do so, and in the second,
with a soldier's quickness to seize upon
opportunity, seeing that lie had a valu
able aid at hand whom he greatly
needed, he flashed the words:
"Go back and bring up the command
and you shall have her."
Down went Tommy Cudlipp, tum
bling over stones, sliding down places
too steep to walk on, moving far quick.
er than he came, till he reached a point
of rocks behind which the command
were huddled, their officers vainly en
deavoring to drive them up the canyon.
"The colonel says for you to come
right up!" cried the aid in a falsetto
voice.
To a soldier death is preferable to be
ing outdone in the line of duty by a
citizen. Every man sprang up the
canyon. On reaching' the colonel the
united forces pushed forward, drove
the Indians into a pocket from which
there was no escape and exterminated
every savage.
When the colonel returned to the
fort the first person he sought was his
daughter.
"What in the world did you mean by
sending Cudlipp to me at such a time?"
he asked.
"Why, papa, he finally got out his
declaration, and I thought it would be
a good joke to send him to the front
for his answer.. I never dreamed he
would go."
"Go? IIe's a natural soldier, just the
kind we want in the army. And In the
army he'll be if I can get him there."
And so it was that Thomas Cudlipp
became a "clt" appointment in the
United States cavalry and in time
married Louise Kilburn.
It is possible that a mother may
make a milksop of her ,,:on, but if h1
breaks away from her Iinluence early
enough and his hatural proclivities find
opportunity he may still make a mat
of himself. But such cases are rare.
F. A. MITCHEL
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- FOR FARM LOANS
CALL ON OR WRITE TO
R. H. Vermilye
Room 24 Gruwell Building
NO DELAY.
NO SENDING AWAY APPLICATIONS FOR APROVAL.
First National Bank
OF BILLINGS, MONTANA.
PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000
SURPLUS. - - - 20,000
P. B. Moss, President.
M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier.
W. L. MAINS, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS
G. W. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, Jos. ZIMMERMAN.
M. A. ARNOLD, S. G. REYNOLDS,
Transact a Genoral Banding Busless---Collectllons Promptly Made and Remitted For
g Lost.
1 Four horses, six miles east of Co.
a burn, on Cody branch.
One bay work horse, weight 1,100;
s white spot in forehead, rope around
o neck.
e One ,bay horse, unlbroke, but gen
ktle; weight 1,050; white ;strip in face.
One bay mare branded J. W. on left
shoulder; white 'face.
One -chestnut sorrel filley. All
branded.
Any one finding them 'and holding
t until they get me word, or any
f information about them I will pay
t for trouble. They will likely go to
ward Columbus, Mont.
W. H. WHITE,
Crow Agency, Montana.
THE TERM "IDIOT."
In the Original Greek It Simply
Meant a Private Person.
The word idiot is itself of interesting
- history. Its primary Greek significance
was that of a private as distinguished
from a public person. Our words
I idiom, idiosyncrasy, etc., are from the
I same root. The idiot in Greek was sim
ply one not engaged in public- affairs.
The beginnings of the dloradation of
the word are slhown : its appliction
soon to the common peolple as distin
I guished from the upper cla.sses. It was
thent applied to unpulro!'.:io1 ,al and lay
people and soon became the slurring
title of the unskillful and awkward.
I By slow degrees it becamne applicable
I to the stupid and at last to the imbe
cile and idiot. As late as the sixteenth
I and seventeenth centuries the word
was still used in its earlier senses. This
long sad history speaks indirectly of
the pathetic history of the imbecile. If
he was not killed or starved to death
by neglect, etc., he was usually reduced
to the condition of a beast either about
the house or fields or was actually
driven into the woods and forced to live
In caves, among wild animals, etc. In
1799 Itard took a "wild boy" found in I
the forests of Aveyron and tried to
teach him. The ability of the wild
boys and wolf children to live and the
number that did so shows that idiocy,
as we have later learned, is of all de
grees and that a mind may be various
ly defective in some ways, even idiotic,
but in others with capabilities well pre
served. Blind Tom, the pianist, and
the large number of mathematic idiots
are examples that show how far we
are from understanding the real nature
of idiocy, and they more than suggest
the partial retention of sound mentality
of the defective, the possibility of seiz
ing upon the one or few normal or even
highly developed faculties and per
haps bringing others Into co-ordination
with them and to normality. The court
fools and jesters of the olden times
were often such partial idiots and de
fectives, and they truly lived upon
their "wits." which were often better
than those of their masters.--Amerlcan
Medicine.
The Value of New Ideas.
The recognition of the value of a new
idea in regard to a business point is
leading employers to encourage criti
cisms and suggestions from employees
in respect to the details of the busi- a
ness, thus utilizing their microscopic
view rather than "depending solely on
the blrdseye view which is taken by
the manager. A friendly feeling re
suits from this attitude, and the em
ployee takes a deeper interest in his
work, developing his own capacity and
helping the business. To see his idea
carried out by his superiors puts new
life Into him and adds new enthusiasm
to hi eforts.--Success.
The Northern Pacific
Is operating Standard Sleepers be.
tween Billings and Helena; leave Bill
ings on No. 3, at 2:45 a. m.; return
ing, leave Helena on No. 12; arrive.
at Billings on No. 6. These sleepers
are open at 9 p. m. dtt
(First Publication March 31, 1905-4)
NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT.
The Suburban Ditch Company, Prin
cipal Place of Business, Bill
ings, Montana.
Notice is hereby given that at a.
meeting of the directors held on the
125tlh day of March, 1905, an 'assess
ment of 50 cents per share was levied
upon the capital stock of the corpora.
tion, payable on the 28th day of April,
1905, to S. W. Sonle, at No. 7 North
Twenty-eighth street, Billings, Mon
tana.
I Any stock upon which the assess
ment shall remain unpaid on the 28th
day of April. 1905, will be delinquent
and advertised for sale at public auc
tion, and, unless payment is made be
fore, will be sold on the 14-th day of
May, 1905, to pay the delinquent as
sessment, together with costs of ad
vertising and expenses of sale.
iSigned and dated this 28th day of
March, 1905,
S. W. 'SOULE, Secretary.
Part or all of this assessment may
hbe worked out 'by application to .L
A. Miller, in charge of ditch work.
TO. THE STEAK
Isn't among our cus
tomers. The sweet,
tender T-bone you
get here makes you
lament the lost time
before you began to
deal with us.
HI(
Montana Meat Market1
Austin North
ANK
BILLINGS, MONTANA
RESPONSIBLE CAPITAL
$100,000.00
SECURED BY REAL ESTATE
PAYS INTEREST
ON DEPOSITS
YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED
AVsTIN NoEna, Cashier.
W. W. Bailla, Assistant Cashier.

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