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IS COSTLY IS CAUSING SHIPPERS OF LIVE STOCK MUCH TROUBLE AND EXPENSE. INJURY TO MARKET Billings Is Hurt by It from the Fact That Foreign Buyers Are Afraid to Invest Here-One Man's Experience With Sheep. From Saturday's Daily. Shippers are still experiencing much serious and expensive annoyance in securing cars for livestock. A well known shipper stated to The Gazette yesterday that he believed that thb shippers of this vicinity alone had lost from $20,000 to $25,000 with in the past 10 days on account of their inability to get cars for shipment. "I had nine cars of sheep to go to an eastern feeding point and they were placed in the yards Tuesday night with the understanding that we should have the cars for shipment early Wed nesday morning. The cars came not and we kept our sheep there two whole days without a morsel to eat, before cars were furnished. The sheep were loaded and they will have to go to Alliance, Neb., before they get anything to eat, which will make four days' fast for them. Believing that we were going to ship right out we did not make arrangements for p any hay and if we had there was no place to feed them. The stockyards were four inches in mud all of the time and there has never been a feeding trough or rack provided in the history of the road's business here." Fred. Klink, proprietor of a pack ing plant at Denver, who is in the city, also complained of the scarcity of cars. "It is a piece of mismanage ment on the part of the railroads," said Mr. Klink. "Not only are buyers and shippers losing heavily by reason thereof, but the uncertainty of things is injuring Billings as a market. Dur ing the past season I have bought and shipped out of Montana 460 cars of sheep, but I'm afraid to buy any more. I have been waiting around here for nearly a month now, waiting for cars to get out what I bought prior to that time, but I have suffered many disap pointments. With proper manage ment I believe that the situation could be remedied. It has existed to a greater or less extent for the past three years and the losses have been incalculable." There was an incident of the recent car famine that had a rather tragical ending for one trusting shipper whose confidence in the shipping fraternity was rudely shaken. As the story is related by one who claims to know the facts, a man from the west arrived here with 17 cars of sheep that he was obliged to unload for feeding. About this time another lot of sheep arrived for shipment and the men in charge of the yards asked the first comer to take his sheep out on the prairie while the new arrivals fed. He graciously complied, and while he was thus en gaged a cattle man who had been un able to get cars sent a gang of men to the yards and tore out the upper deck of the sheep bars, loaded them with his cattle and sent them away. The guileless sheep man immediately proceeded to make "big medicine" with the local railway authorities but the best that they could do for him 'was to advise him to wait patiently I A~'or other cars. - BUTTE MAN INSANE. Italian Returning From Visit to For mer Home Attempts Suicide. New York, Oct. 28.-Michel Pugne to, of Butte, Mont., steerage passenger on the trans-Atlantic steamship La Lorraine, went insane on the voyage just ended at this port. He attempted to jump overboard last Monday and slashed with a knife the doctor's orderly and two stewards, H who endeavored to restrain him. He was caught at the ship's rail by the stewards as he was about to leap over board and in the struggle slashed his ! captors severely in the head and shoulders. The orderly was stabbed in the neck and seriously wounded. " STEAMER WRECKED. Island of Heligoland, Prussia, Oct. 27.-The Spanish steamer Zura from Rossarlo to Hamburg, went ashore off the south rocks during a gale today and shortly afterwards was broken to Nine of her crew were drown OLD WOMAN'S SAD FATE. Leaves Home on Visit, Is Found Later Frightfully Mangled. New York, Oct. 27.-With $15,000 worth of jewelry and a large sum of money in her possession, Mrs. Mar garet Todd, a very wealthy woman 80 years old, left the Hoffman apartment house, 29 West Twenty-sixth street, which she owned and where she lived, at noon today, saying she was going to visit friends in East Orange, N. J. Later when it was learned that she had not ra'ched her destination, the polia. were requested to look for her. The mystery of her disappearance was cleared up tonight, when a dis patch was received from Philadelphia stating that a woman identified as Mrs. Todd, had been found frightfully mangled beside the track of the Phila delphia & Reading railroad, near Fair mount park, and had died in the hos pital. WILL REQUIRE LESS. Secretary of War Submits Estimate For Ensuing Fiscal Year. Washington, Oct. 27.- Secretary Taft has transmitted to the treasury department his estimates of the appro priations required for the war depart ment for the fiscal year 1907. These estimates aggregate $104,988,267.;5, being $9,717,922.52 less than the total appropriations made by congress for the use of the war department for the current fiscal year ending June 30, 1906. HE'S NOT BOOSTING W. B. George Opens Butteites' Eyes With Story of Progress Making by the Magic City and Great Future in Store For It. Under the suggestive caption of "He's Not Knocking At Any Rate," the' Butte Evening News prints the following: W. B. George, one of the prominent business men of Billings, and a per petually active booster for Montana's future, is in Butte attending the meet ing of the state horsemen who propose to federate the county fairs, and have an association that will gi~re good clean sport to those who love to see a thoroughbred come down the stretch. Incidentally Mr. George is trying to seel his potato crop, as he is a farmer, as well as a booster. "No, I am not boosting Billings to day," said Mr. teorge to a News rep resentative. "Billings has reached the stage where she needs no artificial respiration. The way the town is go ing ahead is a surprise to some of us old-timers down there. Outside Capital. "People fom Iowa, Illinois and many of the middle states are daily invest ing in the many enterprises in Bil lings and the valley. It is astonishing the amount of outside capital that has recently been put into business prop erties, residence properties and busi ness blocks in Billings. "Fine big buildings are being erect ed, and Billings has an air of pros perity that augurs permanency and success. "Judge Stapleton, one of your pio neer of Butte, and his son are put ting up a splendid big business block, four stories, with an elevator and all modern improvements. The Billings club will have ILs quarters in the new building, which will be a substantial ornament to the city. Almost every room and office in the building is rent ed in advance. A New Railroad. "We are promoting a new railroad from Billings direct to Cody,'Wyo., to make connections with the Burlington. This is a strictly Billings venture, and will be in operation next season. "Paul McCormick, one of our pro gressive citizens, has a half-million dollar contract for tunnel work near Cody, where the government is spend ing millions in irrigation. An Electric Line. "We are going to have an electric line up the valley to haul our beets and another to Lewistown to develop the mining, and agricultural and farm ing interests in that section. That will open up one of the finest dis tricts in the west. "Colorado capitalists are taking up our land for beet culture and paying 25 cents on the dollar for what simi lar land is worth in Colorado. "At the present ration of increase there will pe 60,000 people in Billings within 10 years, and as many more in the land tributary to the city. He's. Not Boosting. "No, I'm not boosting Billings, Bil lings doesn't need it. These are only a few facts you newspaper fellows worm out of a man. "I am pleased and astonished at the progress and prosperity now evident in Butte. I have never seen the city in such splendid shape. Outside of Billings, Butte is the best city in the northwest. No I'm sot bootce D.ina .. DECLINED BY OSCAR NORWAY'S OFFER OF CROWN FOR BERNADOTTE PRINCE IS REJECTED. GIVES HIS REASON Would Not Be Conducive to Happi ness of Either and Might Act As Bar to Continued Good Feeling and Friendship Between Nations-As sumes New Title. Stockholm, Oct. 27.-King OscLr has definitely and formally declined the offer of the Norwegian throne to a prince of the house of Bernadotte, and in a letter to the president of the storthing finally severs his connection with Norway. The letter, which is dated October 26, is as follows: "After having in the name of Awe den recognized Norway as a state completely separated from Sweden, I inform you of my decision to relin quish the crown of Norway which, notwithstanding all my good inten tions, has given to me in the course of years so many bitter cares. "Moreover, I could no longer wear it to the benefit of the country, now that the illegal decision of the storth ing has rendered illusry even the suspensive veto of the king. 'But I desire only the welfare of the country and the nation toward which I have entertained a sincere affection ever since my youtn, and to the happiness of which it has always been my heart's desire to contribute so long as the means to that end could be recon ciled with the duties entailed by my position as king of both countries of the Scandinavian peninsula. Is Not Desirable. "In view of the turn the mutual relations between the two countries have taken I cannot think it would bq conducive to the happiness of either Sweden or Norway that a prince of my house should accept an election to be king of Norway. Assuredly there would not fail to arise in both countries a feeling of distrust which would operate as much against him as against me. This distrust might only too easily become an obstacle to the improvement of the mutual senti ments of the two nations, unfortunate ly separated heneeforth, whereby I hope to see pacific relations assured between them in a not too distant future. I can not, therefore, accept the storthing's offer. I thank with all my heart those who during my reign of 33 years have faithfully served me and Norway and who even now enter tain affection for their former king. In now bidding them farewell I cher ish sincere good will for them." Assumes New Title. At at meeting of the council of state today King Oscar. announceu that he would in future use the follow ing style and title: "We, Oscar, by the Grace of God, King of Sweden and of Gothswends." He further announced that his mot to would be "'i'he welfare of Sweden," instead of "The welfare of the sister nations." HIS NERVE FAILED HIM. Commits Suicide the Day He Was to Be Married. Davenport, Ia., Oct. 28.-With all preparations made for their wedding, and bride-to-be and friends and mini ster in waiting, John Reese, a Deven port painting contractor, failed to ap pear for the union with Miss Gertrude Riefer, a beautiful and popular young lady of this city. The young woman is prostrated. IL was later learned that Reese had probably committed suicide. In a boat lodged on a wing dam in the Mississippi, several miles below Davenport, t..s afternoon, were found the overcoat and hat, with a note asking that they be taken to Miss Riefer's address. Campers saw Reese in the vicinity shortly before, and it is supposed he drowned him self on his wedding day. FIGHTING IN POLAND. Cossacks Fire on Workmen Attempt ing Rescue of Socialists. Warsaw, Oct. 28.-Cossacks arrested 120 Polish socialists at a Jewish bund meeting in a forest near Pabianice in the government of Petrokoff , this morning. When the news reached Pabianice, workmen attempted to res cue their comrades. The troops fired and one workman was killed tnd 38 were wounded. A KITCHEN QUEEN. "Hanna's Maggie" Rules in Palatial Gotham Hotel. New York, Oct. 27.-"Hanna's Mag gie," the concoctor of that historic hash with which the Ohio senator re galed distinguished guests is at the Hotel Gotham. She is there is her professional cap acity as cook, but the guests of the house, with a single exception are bar red from the gastronomic delights cre ated by her skill. Maggie cooks only for Mrs. Mark Hanna, the senator's widow, who has established herself permanently at the Gotham. The only private hotel kitchen on record has been construct ed for her exclusive use and under her personal supervision. It is entirely apart from the main kitchen of the hotel and every utensil in its equip ment was selected personally by "Han na's Maggie." There is no record of this cook's full name-as far as can be learned. Through all the years of her service with the Ohio senator she was known only as Maggie and as the fame of her dishes spread, the title was lengthened to "Hanna's Maggie." President Roosevelt has partaken of Maggie's hasn, time and time again, and has found it good. Many other distinguished men in public life have done the same with the same result. The feast at the marriage of'Ruth Hanna was prepared by Maggie's own hands and on that occasion Major Gen eral Corbin offered a toast in her honor. "Hanna's Maggie" owns a snug little Ohio farm and money enough to keep her the rest of her days in solid com fort. Senator Hanna attended to that in his will. * TO OUST THEM BOTH Quo Warranto Proceedings Begun in Ohio Against New York Life and Mutual Companies. [By Associated Press] Akron, O., Oct. 28.-Quo warranto proceedings were commenced in the circuit court here this afternoon by Prosecuting Attorney Hagelbarger, on the advice of ex-Attorney General Mon ett of Ohio, against the Mutual Life Insurance company and the New York Life Insurance company to oust them from the state by taking their fran chises from them, owing to the com panies having misused their powers for five years in violation of the laws of the state. Thirty-three interroga tories are submitted to the companies to be answered. The appointment of receivers is asked for. KILLED AT HIS TABLE. Man Who Evidently Expected Trouble Receives Its Visit. Fairfield, Ill., Oct. 27.-Albert Sloan, a widower, aged about 50, was shot and killed, last night about 7 o'clock by an unknown assassin, who fired both loads of a double-barreled shot gun through a window at his victim, who was sitting at the supper table with his 6-year-old son. Sloan, who was of a very quarrel some disposition, had many enemies, but no clew has been obtained as to the identity of the assassin. A double barreled shotgun , with newly puy chased ammunition, stood at the side of the table where the victim met his death. Sloan was considered a dan gerous character, and had served a term in the penitentiary a numbor of years ago for killing a man. STRENUOUS TEN MINUTES. Two Hunters Have Fierce Battle With Lioness and Cubs. Bonanza, Colo., Oct. 28.-In Marshall pass, where the snow is deep, this morning, Albert Boyd and Harry Lock ett, two hunters looking for grouse and armed with small-caliber rifles, jumped down over a ledge, almost on top of a mountain lioness, who, with her cubs, was devouring deer. Boyd, who was the first to leap, had hardly recovered his balance when the lion ess was upon him. Lockett came to his assistanee. The use of rifles was out of the question, and the men drew their pocket knives and hacked the beast while she tore their flesh into shreds. The animal was on Boyd when Lock ett attacked her, but two of her half grown cubs bravely leaped upon him and gave him all he could attend to. A sharp ten-minute fight ensued before the lioness and both cubs were killed. Neither of the men was fatally hurt, but it took a surgeon three hours to dress their wounds. FORCING PORTE TO TERMS. Vienna, Oct. 28.-It is announced that the powers have decided to make a demonstration against Turkey's Asiatic, but not her European ports in order to avoid the appearance of glv irg encouragement to the Macedonian insurgents, and that simulateously a oolleotive notw wtfl be preseate to CLARK WAS NOT ALONE INVESTIGATION OF ENTERPRISE BANK AFFAIRS HAS SENSA TIONAL RESULTS. FRAUDS CHARGED Suit Entered by Receiver Against New Mexico's Territorial Delegate and His Secretary to Recover Large Sum Allegedly Secured in Fraudu lent Manner-Criminal Prosecutions May Follow Present Action. Pittsburg, Oct. 28.-A shortage of $300,000 in cash in the accounts of Cashier Clark, of the Enterprise bank is reported to have been discovered by Special Examiner Moxey and Re ceiver Cunningham. This money is supposed to have been loaned out with out security or any record being made of the transactions. There were several sensational de velopments today in the investigation of the affairs of the Enterprise Na tional bank of Allegheny City and more startling disclosures are expect ed to follow. National Barik Examiner John B. Cunningham, who is receiver of the Enterprise bank, entered suit this af ternoon against W. H. Andrews, ter ritorial delegate from New Mexico, for over $50,000, charging him with frau dulently conspiring with F. R. Nichols, his private secretary, and T. Lee Clark, the dead cashier of the Enter prise National bank, to unlawfully procure funds by the proceeds of ne gotiable paper. Causes a Sensation. The information caused quite a sen sation and it is intimated that other suits involving prominent persons are to be entered in connection with the failure of the Enterprise bank. It was further discovered, it is said, that loans were made without proper security to oth er prominent parties in this sec tion, and that the evidence gathered by the examiners is so complete that it is almost sufficient ground for the prosecution of t..e persons involved. Reports were in circulation follow ing the discoveries to the effect that immediate prosecutions had been de cided upon, but this was denied by United States District Attorney Dun kle. Pittsburg, Oct. 28.-A persistent re port that Mrs. Cunliffe, wife of Edward G. Cunliffe, the Adams express robber, had in her possession $5,000 of the $100,000 stolen by her husband October 19, was confirmed today, when Super intendent H. J. Bideteman of the Pinketon Detective agency went to the Cunliffe home, Number 314 Lorenz street, east, and in the lining of a baby carriage found a package containing $5,000. On the night that Cunliffe was brought here from Bridgeport, Conn., where he was captured, he made a written confession to the authorities that he had given his wife $5,000. Mrs. Cunliffe, who, in the meantime, had moved to her father's home. at Hart ford, Conn., denied that she had the money, notwithstanding that she was shown the written confession made by her husband. She was repeatedly questioned, however, and today admit ted to detectives at Hartford, Conn., where the money could be found. The authorities say that there now remains about $4,000 which has not been ac counted for. PROMISES LITTLE CHEER. Prices for Thanksgiving Day Are Soaring Skyward. Chicagoy Oct: 27.-Thanksgiving day this year gives promise of being anything but an occasion for giving thanks on the part of the small house holder, the man who works for a liv ing o, the moderately poor, to say nothing of those extremely poor who uhave been accustomed to the treat of rabbit stew at the soup kitchens as a means of stimulating their gratitude. Not only are prices soaring on what may be called the celebrant viands of the occasion, but the adjunct neces sities are also mounting upward at an alarming rate. Inquries at markets for all kinds of viands reveals an increase of from 10 per cent to 25 per cent over last yeat and in every case the expressed opin ion was that present conditions were favorable compared to what might be expected in the immediate future, st nt Sats in Sob eibiasn at l"S 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 3SURPLUS - $40,000 .. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Pres. B. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Cashier DIRECTORS. PETEB LARBON Helena ED. CARDWELL. DB. H. L. ARMSTRONG E. H. HoLLrBTea A L. BoAsccK 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. Billings State Bank Capital Stock, $50,000. OFFICERS: Paul McCormick, President. ik. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. John A. Hoyt, Teller. DIRECTORS: H. C. Bostwick, W. Hansard, C. O. Irlwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Sho-ey, Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS, - - MONTANA PEOPLE'S SAVINiS BANK 2715 Montana 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 'iuaranteed by the stockholders of the Billings Loan & Trust Company THOS. J. BOUTON, Pres. W. F. Sylvester, Sec. & Treas. J. F. KELLEY EMPLOYMENT AGENCY. No. 9, S. 28th St. Bell Phone 73 B Mutual Phone 363 BILLINGS, MONTANA. =Austin North ANK BILLINGS, MONTANA Responsible Capital $150,000.00 Lransaets a General Banking Business. Issues drafts and money orders payable everywhere. Pays 6 per cent. interest on tiatdeposits.