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The Billings Gaz ette.
VOL. XXI. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIbAY. MAY 12. 1905. NO.4 The Best Dollar Book is the one showing your deposit in a good bank. Have you such a book? If not, why not have one? It's easy. Come to Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Start an account there with as many dollars as you like. You'll find it mighty comfortable reading after you have' got into the habit of depositing. And the interest. your money earns will add to the pleasure. Try it. Responsible Capital $125,000./r Yellowstone National OF Bank BILLINGS 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 Helena ED. CARDWELL. Da. H E. ARuSTROxo E. H. HOLLSTEa A. L. BADcocm. 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 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, VicePres. Charles Spear, Cashier. John A. Hoyt, Teller. DIRECTORS: H. C. Bostwick, W. Hansard, C. O. tCruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Bartdh, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS, . - MONTANA. THE PEOPLE'S SAVINiS BANK 2715 Montana Ave., Billings, Mont. Interest Paid on Deposits Savings Deposits secured by first Mortgages on knproved Real Estate Money Loaned on City and Farm Property The People's Savings Bank as Owned and Garanteed by the stockholders of the Billings Loan & Trust Company inos. J. IJTON., Pres. W. F. Sylvester, sec. & Tres. THE ONLY Sporting eoods and Bicycle Store ln Billings Our Line of Wheels is the Best RACYCLE TRIBIUNE CRAWFORD Come, See, Buy and be convinced Ciditcg Ro Victor Goodm-4nse BlI . Etc. Rber Bgliy Ties ia Stack. Flbaing b , Uls and Tackle NMEIDT ROIS. Mtmt PoL 310. N N. ath ,t. ITS FIRST MONTH Billings Creamery Makes Showing that Is Exceptionally Good. WILL GREATLY INCREASE OUTPUT Number of Contributing Patrons Growing Rapidly More Milk Routes to Be Established Statement In Detail. any doubts have been entertained co cerning the success of the cream ery they should be dispelled by the report of the first month's operations, submitted at yesterday's meeting of the company. While no dividend was declared, the shareholders are more than satisfied, for something was ac complished not usual-the creamery more than paid expenses since the day it opened. Ordinarily the first month's run is at a loss. Milk and Cream a Plenty. During the short time that the creamery has been running it has proved so popular an institution with the farmers that the patronage given it by them has increased to such an extent that it has been found neces sary to establish new milk routes. These will go into effect next Monday. The old ones will also be readjustea then. At present one man is engaged in hauling milk, while two haul noth inig but cream. In addition a consid erable amount of cream is being re ceived by rail, some coming from as far away as Columbus. In connection with the rail ship ments an interesting fact has develop ed. Bridger has a creamery, but yet cream from that remote point is be ing received, and in constantly in creasing quantities. The inducements held out to the producers there by the Billings institution are so Invit ing that the farmers relegate local pride and ship here. Increasing the Output. Following the increased deliveries of milk and cream a proportionate in crease in the output of the finishea article is natural. Just how great it will be cannot, of course, be foretold with any degree of accuracy, but judg ing from present indications for the month of May the excess over last month will be about 2,000 pounds, possibly a little more. Many who are already supplying cream or milk are preparing to add to their herds and others who have not yet done so will become contributors. The farmers hereabouts, or at least very many of PROMISES BIG SENSATION BOWEN SAYS HIS DISCLOSURES WILL SURPRISE. Would Like to Tell Things He Knowe, But Cannot Do So Just Now. New York, May 10.-Herbert W. Bowen, minister to Venezuela, has ar rived, ready to defend himself against the charges of Assistant Secretary of State Loomia and confident that he will be vindicated by President Roosevelt. ". can say very little of the contro versy that resulted in my being or dered home," said Mr. Bowen. "It is my misfortune that my lips are sealed while others are f. tree to speak. I think the situation is one of the most important that ever arose in the diplo matro history of the country. "This oountry knows little of the real situation in Venezuela. News is suppressed so thoroughly there that that little ever reaches the public Ber. When the real relations are oe. Posed as the will be when this matter them, are just beginning to learn that there is money to be made in the dairy business and they intend to come in for a part of It. Price Reduced. Beginning with today a reduction in the price of butter to dealers be came effective. From now on they will be required to pay 21/s cents a pound less than heretofore. This reduction will not, however, be followed by a like reduction in the price paid to the farmers for their milk and cream. They will receive the same as before for those commodities, their value be ing based upon the amount of butter fat they carry. Statement in Detail. For the information of the share holders, Secretary T. S. Hogan sub mitted his monthly statement, show ing the business affairs in detail. It is herewith reproduced: Pounds Amount of milk received..... 24,452 Amount of butter fat, as per test ... ...... .......... 929.08 Amount of cream received .. 13,347 Amount of butter fat. as per test ... ... ... ... .......3,476.87 Average percent of butter fat In milk, 3.8-10; average percent of butter fat in cream, 25.54. Disbursements. Amount paid for milk .......$ 232.31 Amount paid for cream..... 869.25 Total ... ... .. . .......$1,101.56 Receipts. Amount of butter sold, 4,636 pounds ... ...... .......$1,390.80 Amount of butter on hand, 246 pounds ........ ........ 73.80 Amount of butter taken by patrons, 100 pounds ...... 25.00 Total product for month, 4,982 pounds ... .......$1,489.60 Recapitulation. Gross value of butter ....... $1,489.60 Paid to producers .......... 1,101.56 Margin for operating expen ses, supplies, etc. ......$ 388.04 is investigated, people are going to be greatly surprised. I would like to tell what I know, but my position makes it impossible for me to talk." HER LOVE ENDURETH. Waita Scores of Years For Fiance's iReturn. Ashville, N. C., May 10.-"Aunt Minty" Byers, 59 years old, now re covered from a short illness, can be seen again sitting on the doorstep in her mountain cabin at Sandy Musl, in the mountains of western North Carolina, waiting for the return of Ja cob Munhall, to whom she was en geged when a girl of 17. For 42 years she has sat every day an the doorway of her home and wait ed for Jacob to return from the war. He was reported "missing" and the girl, now grown to a white-haired old woman, has never given up hope that "hbe will come back." CASSINI IS TRANSFERRED. Washington, May 10.-Count Cash. ni, the Russian ambassador, has been transferred to Madrid. He will be euc ceeded here by Baron Rosen, until re cently Russean minister at Tokio. Count Cassini was offered the ambas sadorship to Madrid two montha ago and acepted it. He will lave in June for his new post. MUCH DAMAGE CAUSED. Heavy Losses Reported on Range to Southwest. Li the stockmen of these parts, thos of the region to the southeast hope and prayed earnestly for rain, as the long continued drought causer them to become alarmed concerning the season's outlook for grass. Their wishes were gratified, buL not exactly as they would have had it. Arrivals from the Black Hills range and the region adjoining the south eastern part of this state bring sorry accounts of the ranaves wrought by a storm in that locality during the lat ter part of last week and the first day or so of the present week. Rain fell in unheard of quantities for several days, after whicn the weather turned cold and was followed by sleet and snow. The warm weather preceding the storm had caused stock of all kinds to leave shelter and they be came soaked and chilled by the rain and were too weak to stand up under the strain consequent upon the change that followed. As a result it is said that great losses have occurred, par ticularly in calves, colts and lambs, while much old stock also succumbed. Ati last accounts snow was still cov erin. the ground from one to two ana thre feet, according to locality. It is said that while the storm was in pro gres those who were feeding could har y get from their houses to the she and it was utterly impossible to go opto the prairie to look after the stock running at large. The Gazette's informant stated that one man perished, a prospector, who was found frozen to death south of Deadwood. For over two days all trains running into the Black Hills were abandoned. 8 ORES DIE IN TORNADO CENTRAL KANSAS SWEPT BY A FEARFUL STORM. VICTIMS FILL WAGON LOADS Large Part of Marquette Wipen Out of Existence-Only One House Left. Marquette, Kas., May 9.-Scores of persons are known to have been killed any many were injured in a tornado, the most disastrous in the history of central Kansas, which swept over this portion of the state at midnight. One large section of Marquette, where the principal loss of life occurred, was entirely wiped out. Reports from the surrounding country show that the loss of life and damage to property was widespread and that the dead and injured list is growing constantly. A storeroom has been converted into a temporary morgue, and at 9:30 24 dead bodies had been brought in. Fol lowing the storm the utmost confus ion prevailed and it will be some time before the actual extent of the storm is known. Long List of Dead. The known dead: Gus Anderson, Mrs. A. V. Anderson, A. V. Anderson, Mrs. Berg, Rose Brit on, William Barclay and wife, Olaf Carlson, Anna Culson, M. Culson and three children, J. A. Carlson and wife, Mrs. John A. Carlson, Anna Dittlof, John Dittlof, O. S. Elvin and wife, Til lile Elleraon, Mrs. rlmer Huligren, Olaf Hanson and wife, S. Jogren, Sr., Mrs. C. McCormick, Elmer Nelson, Gottfried Nelson, wife and chcild, M. Nelson, wtfe and three chcilldren, Mrs. Postier and child, Charles Roberts. Blanche Switzer, Lena Switzer, Nina Switzer, Beata Swenson. unknown woman. The most seriously injured: Charles Roberts, wife and three chil dren, Swan Hart, Andrew Peterson and wife, M. S. 8joeren. When daylight broke it was found the entire population was in a state of panJo. Business was entirely suspend. ed and everyone who escaped injury turned his attention toward aiding the wounded. One House Left Standing, The tornado formed three miles south of Marquette and did not spend its force until it had passed many miles north of the town. In Marquette the residence portion west of the main street suffered the greatest damage. Those houses in the course of the tor nado were wrecked. In this section there were a number of modern resi dences of which only one, the house of R. A. Thompson, was left standing. The Swedish Lutheran and Methodists churches were among the first build ings struck and they, together with the parsonage adjoining the Methodist church, were completely demolished. Yesterday afternoon had been hot and oppressive, the atmosphere loaded with electricity. Late in the evening a terrific rainstorm broke over the town. The rain continued to fall in torrents until 11:55 last night, when the tornado struck. Within less than five minutes it had wrought its ter rible work and passed on. Telegraph and telephone wires were carried down and it was several hours before the outside world could be apprised of the plight of the city. It was not until 8 o'clock that phys icians and surgeons began arriving from surrounding towns. In the mean time dozens of willings hands set to work to clear away the debris and ex tricate the dead and injured. The Swedish Lutheran parsonage and sev eral private residences were turned into temporary hospitals, while the dead were taken to the. storeroom or Olaf Olson and laid out in rows await ing identification. Jus before daybreak, a representa tive of the Associated Press made the rounds of the different places. In one room in the Lutheran parsonage he found six injured and in an adjoining room were five corpses of those who had died from injuries after being brought in. In half a dozen other houses similar scenes were found. Doctor Lund, the Lutheran pasto', was passing about among the suffer ers ministering to their comforts, while two score of others persons, working under his direction, cared for the injured at other points. Wagonloads of Victims. When the missing in Marquette had been pretty thoroughly accounted for, searchers directed their attention to the surrounding country. Soon half a dozen wagon loads of dead and in jured had been brought to the town from the district adjoining it on hbe south. The sufferers tell of many nar row escapes from death. Ione Sai leen, the infant daughter of Charles Saileen, was lifted in her bed and car ried to the middle of the street, re ceiving only a few scratches. Saileen and his wife were dangerously injur ed. 'The mattress upon which the baby daughter of the Reverend Mr. Smith lay doubled up in such a man ner as to cover the child and pro tect it from falling timbers. In spite of the destruction of the Smith home, the entire family escaped injury. Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Ellvin were carried on their bed a distance of 500 feet and laid down without being seriously in jured. Coming at midnight, the people were caught without a moment's warn ing. Some of the victims were killed as they lay asleep; others maimed and bleeding awoke to find themselves buried in the wreckage of their former homes. Marquette is a town of 1,500 people in McPherson county. It is the exact center of Kansas and in the richest farming country in the state. .HE MAKES IT EMPHATIC PRESIDENT WILL NOT BE A CAN DI DATE. Authorizes Published Statement to That Effect-Says There Are No Strings to it. Omaha, May 10.--The Bee quotes President Roosevelt as making the emphatic statement that he will not be a candidate for president. It says: "You are authorized to state that I will not again be a candidate for the office of president of the United States. There are no strings on this statement. I mean it. I made a speech at Denver for the purpose of convincing the people of my earnest ness in regard to the matter of rail road legslation. I will not be saUt fed with any compromise that does not bring rellef to the people from the conditions now exlsting." This President Roosevelt's repl to a representative' e the Bee, os his special train, as it cuar~ed through Nebreask. IS NEARING ACUTE STACE JAPAN MUCH WROUGHT UP OVER FRANCE. PREPARES FOR AN ADVANCE Oyama Pressing Linevitch's Positions East and West of Railroad Russians Fall Back. London, May 8.-Special dispatches from Tokio to the London newspapers represent that the Japanese feeling is becoming highly inflamed at France's alleged failure to prevent ostentatious disregard for the principles of neu trality by the Russian Pacific squad ron. The Tokio Ashai bluntly de scPibes the French assurances that they would preserve neutrality as falsehoods and declares that Japan would be justified in bombarding French territory and calls upon the government to take vigorous action. Among Japanese officials in London it is assumed that France put off Japan 'by fair promises in order to give Rojestvensky time to effect a juncture with his forces, and that the Russians are now given every privi lege provided they keep just outside the three-mile limit. The report from Tsingtau that the Russian squadron is off Vanfong, which is an inlet con necting the port of Honkohe, held to confirm the Japanese assertion that Rojestvensky is still cruising in French waters. The Daily Telegraph's correspond ent at Tokio says that in response to Japan's second protest France inti mated that Rojestvensky had been or dered to leave Honkohe. The Times correspondent at Tokio reports that the Japanese chamber of commerce is considering measures to cease all commercial transactions with French citizens. Oyama Prepares to Advance. St. Petersburg, May 8.--Interest is once more directed to Manehuisa. Field Marshal Oyama is pressing GCen eral Linevitch's advance positions east and west of the railroad. The Russians are falling back upon their first line of defense. The Russian advance post covers a front of about 100 miles, extending from Singtmantsu, on the Liao river, in a southeasterly direction across the railroad above Chantsu to the Mand arin road, leading to Kirin and to Ka mal pass, about 70 miles due east of Tie pass. The Russian cavalry pro tects both Wings, small bodies being probably beyond the Liao river in Mongolia to guard against a surprise turning movement in that direction. Experts, however, believe that Oy ama's purpose is to thrust in from the east, turn Kirin and interpose himself between Harbin and Vladivos tok, preparatory to 'the investment of the latter place. A battle at the front at Manchuria may come in two weeks. General Linevitch telegraphed from the front under yesterday's date, says the Japanese cavalry on May 4 drove back the Russian mounted outposts. Promises to Leave. ,Saigon, Coenin-Ohina, May 8.-Ad miral Rojestvensky's squadron has. been located by Admiral. De Jonqut- "i re's intelligence department in the neighborhood of a bay southward of Monkohe bay and east of Annam. R jestvensky was warned and said bl would leave immediately. ASSEMIBLING HLS 'CtLST. Togo Concentrating Ships in o London, May 9.. At-4 at Singapore at the Daiy al graphs: "A privaW.letter Togo's lee, t o eat Koren, chlandal t at the Jafaem" vIs n TRe ursmposdqI4