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The Billings Gazette.
VOL. XXI. BILLINGS. MONTANA, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1905. NO. 38 ..... A WINNER many times over you are sure to be if you open up and keep an account at our savings bank. you Can Open en Account for a Dollar or more and keep on adding to it. It is only a question of time then that you will have a plen ty. Our board of trustees are well known and can help you in many ways. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Responsible Capital $125,000. 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. PzTzs LAasoN Helena ED. CARDWELL. Da. H. E. AMnaSTONe E. IL HorLLUSTE &. L. BABOIcK. Boxes for Rent in Safety Depts't Vault, General Banking Business Sell Exchange available in an 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, ,. O. trruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS, . MONTANA. THE PEOPLE'S SAVINGS BANK 2715 Montana Ave., Billings, Mont. Interest Paid on Deposits Savings Deposits secured by first Mortgages on Improved Real Estate loney Loaned on City and Farm Property the People's Savings Bank is Owned and Guaranteed by the stockholders of the Billings Loan & Trust Company THOS. J. BOlTON, Pres. W. F. Sylvester, Sec. & Trees. ,@@@@*@@0@*@ 0 j FARM LOANS Q * 0 * No Delay 9 * Lowest Rates : * 0 SBILLINGS LOAN & TRUST * COMPANY, . 00* *000 0*0O* CHAS, SPEAR LOW BIDDER BILLINGS MAN STANDS BEST SHOW FOR CONTRACT. CREAT CORBETT TUNNEL His Bid Was $594,325-Competed With Contractors From All Over Country. From Thursday's Daily. The official report from the office of H. N. 'Savage, supervising engineer, in whose office bids were opened yes terday for the construction of the Cor bett tunnel, an integral part of the Shoshone recclamation project, shows that Charles Spear of Billings was the lowest (bidder. There were five bids on file in Mr. Savage's office when the hour for opening arrived. The bids were open ed Iby A. J. Wiley, consulting engin ere, ,H. N. Savage, supervising engin eer, Jeremiah Ahern, district engin eer, and Charles P. Williams, engin eer. The work bid on was as follows: funnel, including lining, 17,000 linear feet. Open cut excavation, 28,000 cu bic yards. Dry rock paving in place, 500 cubic yards. Gravel filling under rock paving, 250 cubic yards. Con crete in ,portals, 400 oubic yards. Plac ing material in embankment, 19,000 cubic yards. -Sluicing tunnel, lined, 250 lineal feet. Shaft, pipe, gate and gate houses on 'sluicing tunnel. The bids were as follows: Charles Spear, Billings, $594,325. J. G. White & 'Co., New York, $599, 750. Patrick McDonnell, Duluth, Minn., $620,050. W. C. Bradbury, Denver, Col., $700, 537.50. Rod D. Leggate, Butte, Mont., $790, 775. Of the total of Mr. Spear's bid the far greater amount thereof was for the construction of the tunnel, which, as stated, is 17,000 linear feet. On this part of the work alone Jis bid was $561,000. The one remarka ble feature of the bidding is that the next 'man to Mr. Spear was less than $5,000 under him. Between the high and low man there is a difference of nearly $200,000. As in the case of the bid's on the Shoshone dam, 'the enginieers will send all bid's to Washington, D. C., accom- panied by their recommendations, 'and they will (be acted upon 'by the secretary of the interior and the con tract awarded 'within the next 30 days. possibly. 'The two contracts which 'bids were opened on in the past two 'days will ,amount to "ovea $1,100.000, if the low bids are accepted. The bidding had the effect of bringing men to this city from all parts of Ithe United States, and the advantages of having the headquarters of the reclamation ser vicse here was apparent to anyone who takes time to observe such mat 'ters. The Great Dam. The Shoshone dam. which is to- be located in Ithe great canyon of the river of that name, better known to old timers as the Stinking Water, will be about six miles 'wes tof Cody, in a 'portion of t'he canyon where its wall's are 1,400 feet in height. Speaking of it in a recent interview, Mr. Savage said: "The dam will 'control the en tire flow of the Shoshone river and will have a storage capaciay of 420, 000 acre feet. As stated, it will regu late the entire run of the river, which amounts to from 1,000,000 to 1,300,000 acre feet 'per annum. An acre foot of water is that quantity of water re quired to cover an acre of land 12 inches in depth. The run of the S1o shone river regulated by the danm will be sufficient to cover 300,000 acres four feet tin depth, which is equivalent to 48 inches of rainfall during the ir rigating season. Or it is sufficient to give 400,000 acres 36 inohes of water during the irrigating season. Compared With Other Reservoirs. "Some comparisons between the great water reservoir that this dam will create and some of the ethers that have heretofore been made in this country might be of interest and give the people of this seootion smoe idea of its naagnitude. The new Ore ton dam, which has been utnder con struction In New York for about nine years, will, when completed, store not quilte one-fourth as much water as the Shoshone dam. The great Wanu chuset~ts dam, for 'the Metropolitan. water works of the city of Boston and its subarban towns, villages end cit ies, is by far the largest in the United 'States. It is twice as large as the Cro. ton and at Ithe same time it is only one-half as large as the Sbhoshone res ervoir." Can't you eat, sleep or work? Bd liver? Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea -makee rich, red blood, gives strength and health. Curse when all others fail. No oure no pay. 85 oents, Tea or Teblete. Holmes & Rtim. RED LODGE FAIR. Opened Tuesday With Excellent At tendance--Jockeys Thrown. From Thursday's Daily. The :second annual fair of the Car 'bon county association opened at Red Lodge Tuesday, and 'reports from 'there ;state that aibout 1,000 people were in attendance, which is an ex cellent first-day's showing for any fair. The display of agricultural ex hibits is reported to hbe fine, indeed, and well worth the time of anyone to investigate. There were five races on the card and two accidents marred the day's sport. In the pony race Jockey Bougard ner's horse fell, but the lad rolled off 'without getting hurt. In the ladies' relay race Blooma Hotchkiss .was ,not so fortunate. After her last change her horse 'broke and let her to the ground. She fainted and was carried off the track, 'but in a few minutes was 'brought to and seems none the worse for her adventure, ex cept 'being weak from 'the excitement and fall. First race, 'three-eighths of a mile. 'pony race-Lantz's pony first, 45 sec onds; Harrington's pony of Sheridan, Wyo., second; Johnston's pony third. In this race Bell's pony fell with Jock ey Bougardner, and Jockey Simming 'ton, on Lantz's pony, won the ,race on his good headrwork. L. Lindrum won the one mile farm ars' trot from Frank 'Clarke in three m'inutes, with little trouble. The free-for-all trot was taken by Doctor Swallow's 'horse, Fromberg. F. D. Jennings' horse second, and B. E. Waill's third, in three heats. Halfmile running race-Curtis' horse first, Harrin'gton second, 'Still water third. Time :55 1-4. In the relay race Miss Allen rode the Clarke horses and did excellent riding. Miss Hotchkiss rode the Un derwood horses. NEW ROAD TO PARK. John B. Arnold 'Returns From a Trip With Exploring Party. From Thursday's Daily. John B. Arnold, cashier of the First National bank, who went out of here with A. Buchanan's exploring 'party about a week ago, 'returned to the city last night. The party was organized at Red Lodge for the purpose of exploring the 'possibilities of constructing a road from 'that place 'to the National parK. Billings men had previously 'promised their aid and influence to the Red Lodge people to secure government aid, if possible, for the project, and the exploring party was organized for the purpose of investigating the fea sibility of the plan as well as to gather data relating to 'what might be seen in 'the way of natural 'wonders along the route. Mr. Arnold says there is no grander scenery in 'the 'world.. There was 12 men in the party that left Red Lodge together with a regu lar pack 'train, and it required three days of hard 'trailing to cover the dis tance between 'Red Lodge and 'Cooke City. The latter place is about three miles from the line of the park. Ar riving at Cooke, Mr. Arnold was forc ed to 'abandon the party and go by 'stage to Gardiner, and from 'thence home by rail. It was the intention of the party to return to Red Lodge over some other route, and it will 'probably 'reach Red Lodge about Sunday. The :trail took the party above the 'tim'ber line of the mountains and through immense snow fields, and some of the mos't beautiful mountain lakes were seen en route that the 'mind of ,man could conceive of. The higohet altitude. reached on the 'oute 'w-,s 10.000 feet. Mr. Arnold stated. RUSSIANS LEASE LANDS. Practical Suaar Beet Raisers Settle Near Billings. From Thursday's Dally. Philip Schmidt, Conrad Baurer and b Roseno0w, Russians, arrived in city a few days since from Fort Ilins, Col., and today leased for a period of three years each, 80 acres of land from I. D. O'Donnell. The gentlemen have leased the lands for the purpose of engaging in the culture of sugar beets next sea son. All three of them are experienc ted men along the line of beet raising, having been engaged in the business in their native country before they came to Colorado, several years ago. The Russian people are, in fact, the best beet growers known, and several hundred of them will .be employed in the valley next summer. The gentlemen named have been over the valley. very completely and have examined its 'soil conditions and water advantages very thoroughly. They say that the soil conditions for beet growing arp in every way as fa vorable as they are in Colorado and that the country is superior to the Fort Collins district for the reason that there is an ample and, never fail ing supply of water here. They are among the most progressive of their countrymen. DIE OF ASPHYXIATION. [Scripps News Service.] Ohicago, Sept. 7.-Otto Bayer of Bliss. Idaho, retired last night at the Hotel Grace with an unidentified friend. Both men were found dead in bed this morning, having died of as phyxiation. Since the foregoing was sent out it has been learned that royer's oo.m panton was Willard Chiobeeter, a Istookman, of crey., Idaho. JAP PEOPLE BLAME ITO FOREMOST STATESMAN OF EM PIRE STONED IN STREET. HARRIMAN IN THE MIXUP People Think America Is Responsible for the Failure to Secure An In demnity From Russia. [Scripps News Service.] T'okio, Sept. 77.-Marquis Ito, Jap an's foremost statesman and for years the idol of the people, and Edward Harriman, the American railway mag nate, were stoned in the streets here today. Grows Out of Peace Treaty. The demonstration is regarded as a 'manifestation of the 'bitterness with which the Japanese public received the news of the peace terms. 'Crowds quickly gathered when Ito and Harriman appeared on the street. Murmuring was heard on all sides and finally the crowd began to give vent to its feelings in jeers. The mar quis remained cool under the affront and seemingly did not notice it. The jeers socn were followed Iby a shower of missiles of all kinds. The police charged and 'managed to disperse the mob. Marquis. Ito is blamed ,more than any one else for the terms Japan granted Russia in the conclusion of peace. In some quarters the Ameri cans are lblamed for the loss of the indemnity which it was proposed to collect from Russia, a fact which ex plains the attitude assumed toward Harriman, say some. Many threats against him were made during the af fair in the street. A mob today burned the residence of the minister of the interior, Yosh kawa Akimasa. After its attack on a newspaper of fice the mob went to the house of the minister. It was the purpose to at tack the houses of the other minis- ters, but the police interfered and pre vented it. Ten Christian churches and one mission school were burned by a mob last night. No one was injured. Inspired by Certain Newspapers. Yesterday morning 'the cabinet met in extraordinary session to consider the disturbances. The riots have been inspired by cer tain newspapers. The conservative people recognize that the peace terms are not all that could be desired, but they acknowledge that the govern ment did the 'best for the country, un der this circumstances. The organ representing the business interests urges the nation to accept the terms and 'declares that sll the things want ed before the war began have been gained. Others Are Attacked. Harriman had an exciting experi ence last night. He was returning from a dinner given Iby Baron Sena, minister of finance, accompanied by Doctor W. G. Lyle and J. C. Mc Knight. The 'party was stoned and M3cKnight was slightly injured. The crowd also stopped R. P. Scherwin, vice president of the Pacific Mail Steamship company, and assaulted his runners, )but did not hurt Scherwin. The party was escorted to -the Amer ican legation by soldiers. Crowds fil!led the space in front of the build ing and jeered the troops escorting the Americans. The members of the mob said that the reason for the disturbance was to let the emperor and Americans know the wisbhes of the people, as his sup posed advisers had misinformed him concerning the status of lpublic opin ior. CITY UNDER MARTIAL LAW. [Scripps News Service.] London, Sept. 7.-Dispatches receiv ed from Tokio this afternoon say that the city has been placed under martial law. New York, Sept. 7.-Sato, member of the Japanese peace party, says he knows nothing of t'he riots in Japan, except what he sees in the American newspapers. When shown the latest dispatches he said: "If this is true it is, indeed, serious. I do not anticipate any disturbance upon our return, but if a few lives are lost in the interest of peace, it will be as nothing, compared to the 200,000 ,who fell on the field of battle." TRIAL IS CONTINUED. [Scripps News Service.] Portland, Ore., Sept. 7.-On account of the oon'tinued sickness of Biggs, one of the co-defendants, hearing of the trial of Williamson and others, charged with complicity in the land frauds, was again continued today. Judge Hunt appointed a commission of three physicians to examine Biggs and report to the court this afternoon. Ira F. Wade, rceently indicted, pleaded not guilty. WITH FATAL RESULT, Two Excursion Trains Collide on Pennsylvania Road. [Scripps News Service.l Newcastle, Pa., Sept. 7.--Two excur sion trains on the Western New York & Pennsylvania railroad, loaded with excursionists, en route to the fair at Stoneboro, collided near New Wil mington this morning. Conflicting reports are received from .the scene of the wreck, which is in an almost inaccessible place. A telephone message was received which stated that three person's were killed and 20 injured. Later it was reported that the dead numbered 21 and the injured 75. Still later reports 'have it that only two persons were killed, an engineer and a fireman. THE BAKU REVOLT. Ordered Stamped Out by Czar at Any Cost. [Scripps News Service.] 'St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.-A telegram from Balakhaney, where many of the largest oil wells are located, states that 'the entire place has been reduced to ashes. The czar has sent orders to the viceroy to ,stamp out the revolt at any cost. In turn the viceroy has or dered troops to reinforce those al ready at Baku and to use vigorous measures in overcoming the revolters. The latest advices received from there state that Baku is entirely in flames. The situation is regarded as hopeless. WILL CONTINUE ALONE. Letter Carriers Will Not Affiliate With American Federation. LScripps News Service.] Portland, Ore., Sept. 7.-The letter carriers' convention this morning re jected the proposition to affiliate with the American Federation of Labor. The report of the executive commit tee precipitated a discussion which brought forth the fact that charges had been filed accusing 'Secretary Cantwell of having embezzled $23,000. Investigation proved the charge groundless. John Henerwadel of Syracuse state, that he resigned from the committee because of the effort to whitewash Cantwell. He alleged that his minor ity report had been stolen from his valise while he was en route 'to Port land. Presdent Keller of Cleveland said that because of the dissention exist ing in the order he would be a can didate for re-election. TAGGART ON STAND. Claims Conspiracy to Have Him Re moved from Army. [Scripps News Service.] Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 7.-Captain Taggart was again on the stand, this morning. He accused Attorney Smys ter, on of the lawyers employed by Mrs. Taggart, of using his influence as congressman to drive him out of the army, saying the attempt had been made before the divorce case came up. The accusation came when let ters from the archives of the war de partment were read. One was from Mrs. Taggart asking the department to take action against her husband. IS BECOMING INTERESTING. Tanner and Brown Opposed by Third Candidate. [Scripps News Service.J Denver, Colo., Sept. 7.-The contest :between Tanner and Brown for the office of commander-in-chief of the Grand Army is growing hotter each 'hour. Tanner is an exponent of radi calism in the matter of granting pen sions, while Brown is representative of the conservative element in the or ganization. Today the situation was enlivened by 'the announcement that General Burrowis was also a candidate for the position. The Woman's Relief corps began its business session 'this mnorning. Minneapolis has the lead among the cities which wish to be named as the meeting place for next year. There is much discouragement of the plan to hold a reunion of con federate and union veterans. TIRED OF LIVING. [Scripps News Service.] Albuquerque, N. M., Sept. 7.-L. M. Stewart of Burton, Kans., a passenger on the eastbound Santa FEe train Na. 2, ,made a desperate attempt at sui cide this morning, shortly before the train reached this city. 'He slashed the arteries of 'both wrists with a ra zor and almost bled to death before help could be given him. He was placed in a hospital here. Stewart has a wife and four children. He had been to Californua for his health and was out of money and despondent. AN ENGINEER KILLED. [Soripps News Service.] Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 7.-A passen ger train collided with a milk train near Regina, last night. Engineer Emmerson was killed. SULTAN GIVES IN. [Scripps News Service.] Paris, Sept. 7.-The French envoy to Fez announces that the sultan has agreed to all the demands of France, thus diverting the threastened rupture and whih it wee elxpeted would in. volve Germany. CHARGED TO BEEF TRUST FORMER BIG STOCKM'AN TURNS BANK ROBBER. ESCAPADE OF TOM JORDAN At Revolver's Muzzle Forces Cashier to Surrender Large Sum He Claims. Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 7.--Once a prominent cattleman of the Oherokee Indian nation, Tom Jordan of Collins ville, I. T., has turned bank robber, and lays .the blame for his transform, ation upon the beef trust. Armed with a revolver, he entered the First National bank of 'Oollinsvlle and forced the cashier to surrender $1,200 which he claimed was due him for cattle he had Isold in Kansas City, but :which the 'bank was holding pend ing a settlement of ownership. Jordan is now a fugitive and the bank offi cials are unable to find him. Jordan asserts that the machina tions of 'the beef trust in forcing down the price of cattle have made him turn outlaw. He recently became fin anci-ally involved as the result of the low prices of cattle, it 'being necessary for him to secure large loans with which to carry on his' business. Early last July lhe shipped 30 carloads of cattle to Kansas City from his ranch and then disappeared, leaving many creditors. Some of the cattle, it is said, belonged to a Texas cattleman named Gatewood. Back for the Money. Several days ago Jordan surprised .the people of COollnsville by returning and it was reported that he had set tled with all his creditors and would ,remain in the town. But Jordan had other plans. He wanted $1,600 that had been held by the Kansas City commission house which sold his cat tle and placed in the 'Oollinsville bank awaiting a settlement of ownership with Gate'ood. 'He 'made several de mands for the money and was each time refused. In his desperation Jordan visited the bank, taking Ira Butts, a former enm ploye, with him. Pushing Butts ahead of him, Jordan forced him to go be hind the counter. Then, leveling his revolver at Cashier Colbuirn, Jordan said: "You give 'me that $1,600 belonging to me or I'll kill you right here. If you haven't got $1,600 at hand, give me all 'there is in sight. If it's more than $1,600 I'll send what's over the amount back to the bank. I mean bus iness." Rode Away With Booty. The cashier tremblingly scraped to gether all the cash in sight and Jor dan rode away unmolested to his ranch on Bird creek. Later in the evening Jordan sent word to Cashier Colburn 't'hat he was $400 'short, and the bank officials are n'dw wondering if the desperate man intends to return for the additional amount. After Jordan's first flight it was an nounced that he was indebted to the Independence hbank of Independence, Kan., for $5,000; to the Lawrence County bank of Pierce City, Mo., for $5,000, and to Gatewood, the Texas cattleman, for $1,500. A constable who searched Jordan's ranch after his first flight reported only 19 horses left there. QUIET AT ALBUQUERQUE. Will Be No War Between the Con tending Officials. [Scripps News Service.] Albuquerque, N .M., Sept. 7.-Coun sel for former Sheriff Hubbell this morning appeared before Judge Abbott of the district court and asked for a restraining order directed against Per fecto Armijo, the newly appointed sheriff, to prevent him taking posses sion of the sheriff's office. Everything is quiet today and it looks as though both sides would abide by the decision of the court and not resort to force. CLAIMS MORE VICTIMS. Yellow Fever Is Still Epidemic at New Orleans. [Scripps News Service.] New Orleans, Sept. 7.-At noon 11 new cases of yellow fever had been reported. Three deaths were also re corded as due to the disease. CORBIN PARTY IN CHINA. [Scripps News Service.] Amoy, Sept. 7.--The American transport Logan, bearing the Oorbin party, arrived here this morning. Many went, ashore to visit the aoeme of the recent rioting. JEROME SICK. [Scripps News Service.] New York, Sept. 7.-District Attor ney Jerome is In bed with bronobih trouble. He wIll be taken to his cou-P try home, at Lakeville, Conn., where he must remain for a month. In oon sequeince there will not be a whir wlad campaign,