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"Blow Out" Shot Supposed to Be Re sponsible for the Disaster. Diamondville, Wyo. ,Dec. 2.-Eigh teen miners lost their lives in an ex plosion late last night in the Diamond Coal and Coke company's mine No, 1. It is believed that all the men who perished were instantly killed. The theory advanced by the miners is that a "blow out" shot caused the destruc tive explosion which wrecked the mine. The shock of the explosion was felt all over the town, rocking build ings so violently that their occupants ran into the open. The news that there had been another disaster at the Diamond mine, the second in less than five years, quickly spread through the village and practically the whole population of Diamondville flocked to the mine shaft. In the pre vious explosion, whiqh occurred Oc tober 26, 1901, 32 miners perished. Wives and children of the entombled miners were among those who rushed to the shaft and the scenes there were most pathetic. Though men were ready to enter the shaft, it was impos sible to do so, owing to the after af feots of the explosion, and Superinten dent Thomas Sneddon insisted that all precautions against fire should be tak en. It was late this forenoon before the first rescue parties entered the mine." The explosion occurred 100 feet un FACED DEATH FOR HOURS Rare Courage and Endurance Displayed by Crew of Steamer Umbria. Duluth, Minn., Dec. 1.-Heroism worthy of America's greatest sailors, daring that mocked at wind and wave, coolness sublime in nhe face of death and endurance that beggars concep tion alone saved the steamer Umbria and her gallant crew from destruction in the storm which sent so many noble vessels to the bottom. Stripped of her pilot house by a billow that smashed her wheel and carried away the compasses, while her men were struggling blinded in the seas, the Umbria, which was headed direct into the teeth of the gale, rolled for a moment helpless in the trough of the sea. With a coolness that never deserted him in this terrible crisis, Captain C. M. Seph, from the hurricane deck roared out an order and the forward crew, headed by the first and seconu mates, sprang to the after deck and worked like demons to make the coup lings of the after wheel, though every moment the billow swept them like chips to the ropes, where they clung until they could regain their feet. In six minutes, which seemed like hours to the helpless crew below, the conplings were made and the wheel MISSILE THROWN INTO WINDOW OF PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL TRAIN Washington, Dec. 2.-As President Roosevelt's special train was passing through North Philadelphia at 7:30 this evening en route to Washington, some unknown person hurled a ma son's plum bob through one of the pwindows of the combination car Sal vius. The implement was of iron and weighed about two and a half pounds. it fell at the feet of Major Webb Hayes, a son of the late President Hayes, who was a passenger on the train. Frag ments of the broken glass fell on Ma jor Hayes, but he was in nowise in jured. The car Salvius was the foreward car of the train and might have been mistaken for the president's private WARRANT FOR JOHN R. Member of Rockefeller House "Want ed" by New York State Superinten dent of Elections. Lansing, Mich., Dec. 1.-The local police received a telegraphic request todayL bearing the signature of George W. Morgan, state superintendent of elections of New York, asking them to arrest and hold John R. Rockefeller, supposed to be in Lansing, and who, der ground and at least 3,000 feet from the mouth of the shaft. The explo sion wrecked the brattices and block ed the entrances to the lower levels of the mine, necessitating the removal of much debris before the miners could be reached. When the rescuers finally entered the mine none could remain long. The crowds around the portal eagerly watched as car after car came up from below, but they brought up only rescuers who had been overcome by the after damp. It was nearly noon before the first body wag brought up. The 800 coal diggers of the Diamond mines were assisted in the rescue work by many miners who came over from Kemmerer, a few miles distant. Every man in the mine perished. The night force is small, "their work being limited to knocking down coal to be taken out by the day shift. Had the explosion occurred in the daytime the loss of life would have been far greater. While the works are believed to be not materially damaged, it probably will be a week before the mine will be shipping its usual output. Many English miners who came di rect to the mines from England are employed at Diamondville and it is be lieved a majority of the dead are Enlishmen. men sprang to their posts on the after deck, exposed to the full fury of the elements and by desperate labor and consummate skill brought the tremb ling and battered leviathan from the trough of the sea and once more turn ed her nose to the gale. Thirty-six hours of endurance that defied despair in the face of momen tary death tells the tale of the strug gle with the waves which brought the boat safe to harbor, battered and broken, her officers and crew cruelly bruised and cut by flying missiles, but triumphant. During the whole time, exposed to the full blast of the icy wind and billows which engulfed the deck, the two wheelmen, Edward 01 son and Henry Larson, stuck to their posts and saved the ship. No less heroic was the conduct of the two watchmen, Christopher Lowe and Ellis Nyman, the only men who remained on the forward deck and for hours looked to the battening on the hatches, well knowing if these came loose the boat and all aboard were doomed. Both are in a pitiable condi tion from exhaustion and their faces and bodies bear the marks of the des perate conflict. car. Major Hayes was sitting at the window reading. A profile view of him is not at all unlike that of the president. No clue to the thrower of the missile was obtained, although the incident was reported to the officers of the Pennsylvania railroad at Philadelphia and the statement was made that it would be investigated thoroughly. The president knew nothing of the matter until nearly an hour after it occurred. Railroad officials are inclined to thb belief that the plumb bob was thrown by some boy, as incidents of a similar character have occurred before at about the same time. the telegram stated, was wanted on a bench warrant issued in New York. The telegram said that extradition papers would follow. The Lansing police say that Rocke feller is not in the city, but has been here during the past few days and left Lansing last night, possibly for New York. Registered Pigs for Sale. Several registered Duroc Jersey pigs, either sex. Apply to MINOR YORK, Billings Postomce. kJ-3 GOES TO TAWNEY. Minnesotan Selected for Chairman of Committee on Appropriations. Washington, Dec. 2.-Although no information has been made public, it is known that Speaker Cannon has de termined to appoint Representative James A. Tawney of Minnesota chair man of the committee on appropria tions. Mr. Tawney has been a mem ber of the committee on ways and means, and it is understood that Rep resentative McCleary of Minnesota, ,:ow a member of the appropriations committee, will will be transferred to the ways and means committee. LA FOLLETTE HOLDS OFF. Although Elected Senator Fails to File His Credentials. [By Associated Press] Washington, Dec. 2.-The creden tials of Robert M. La Follette, as sena tor from Wisconsin, have not been re ceived at the senate and officially the senate does not know Mr. La Follette as a senator. His case is precisely like that of Senator Hill, who, al though elected to the senate, held the office of governor of New York for a month after congress convened. ilE SAYS IT IS ABSURD Depew Denies Report That He Has Resigned His Seat in the Senate Has Given Matter No Thought. New York, Dec. 2.-United States Senator Depew was asked today as to the report that he had resigned as senator. He at first refused either to deny or affirm the report, but said finally: "I have never given the matter a thought. It is absurd. That is as good as a denial. I ,am tired of mak ing denials of unpleasant questions. I am resolved not to talk further to the newspapers. I will deny nothing nor will I affirm anything. I have learned a lesson from the past." "ME TOO." [By Associated Press] Washington, Df . 2.-Senator Platt of New York up n being asked today concerning the report that he intended to resign his seat in the senate, re plied: "The report is too absurd to deny." PABSTS THIN SKINNED File Exception to Government's Com plaint Against Them, Alleging It to Be "Scandalous and Impertinent." Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 2.-Alleging that part of the complaint of the gov ernment against the Milwaukee Re frigerator Transit company, the Pabst Brewing company and the several rail roads "is scandalous and impertinent" attorneys for the Pabst Brewing com pany today filed in the United States district court clerk's office an excep tion to the complaint, demanding that the scandalous matter be expunged before the brewing company shall be compelled to file its answer. The scandalous charge to which the companies' attorneys take exception is the assertion that Gustav G. Pabst and Frederick Pabst habitually receiv ed rebates and concessions from the railroads before the law was passed making such action illegal. IT'S "UNCLE JOE" AGAIN 0 Renominated by Republican Members c for Speaker of the House-All Other b Officers Complimented in Like Man- b ner. Washington, Dec. 2.-The republi- t can members of the Fifty- z ninth congress met in the 1 caucus hall of the house of representatives and renominated all of the elective officers of the house who served during the last session. Wiliam P. Hepburn was again chosen i chairman of the caucas. Joseph G. Cannon was for a second time unani mously chosen for speaker. Other officers of the house were re nominated as follows: Clerk, Alexander McDowell, Penn sylvania; sergeant-at-arms, Henry Casson, Wisconsin; doorkeeper, F. B. Lyon, New York; postmaster, Joseph C. McElroy, Ohio;' Chaplain, the Rev erend Henry N. Couden, Michigan. MILL AND TIMBER BURN. Serious Fire Prevailing in West Vir ginia County. Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 2.-Reports I from Curtin, W. Va., show that the Sfire of 'the Curtis Lumber plant is quite serious. The forest surrounding Curtin is burning and promises to de vastate the entire timber section of Nicellet county. The fire is spreading on all sides and the loss has reached $100,000. r Unless rains check the fire it is t thought the damage will total a mil lion dollars. Fortunately there are no towns in the path of the fire. ARMY AND u ini NAVY TIE W DARKNESS COMPELS CALLING OF an HOTLY CONTESTED GAME PC BETWEEN CADETS. T. ba ed to ONE FOUL PLAY Fl ti' sa West Pointer Responsible for Draw- at Holds Naval Man and Team Is Pen- th alized-President Among Interested he Spectators-Sailors Well Pleased With the Result. tli Princeton, N. J., Dec. 2.-Army 6; lo Navy 6. s To the 5,000 men from Annapolis and West Point this score was the all absorbing topic, but to the great ma jority of the 25,000 other persons pres ent it conveyed simply the intelligence that there had been a football game B played on Osborn field and that neith er team was victorious. While the game was probably one of the most exciting ever played be tween the two institutions, it was simply a side show to the social foot ball event of the season. g From all sections of the United c States came spectators who ordinarily n would not travel a score of miles to F see a football contest. All this was a doubtless brought about by the fact 1V that President Roosevelt was to be d present. Seated in the east and west c stands were the genuine football en- c thusiasts. Every play made by their v respective teams was eagerly watched. There were uproarious cheers for the f quick, dashing runs, and sighs when a the attempts were failures. But the a dashing runs were few. Once Torney I got away for a pretty run of 35 yards, i which brought the army rooters to i their feet, and Decker on one occasion I electrified the navy rooters by almost getting away from the army eleven. Only the slippery condition of the field prevented Decker from doing some remarkable work. He frequently got beyond the line, but as he circled the end the treacherous turf played an important part for the army and Decker would be pounced upon before he could regain a foothold. For the first 25 minutes of play the ball was almost continuously in the navy's territory. It would: be carried to within striking distance of the navy's goal, only to be lost, either on downs on on an attempted place kick. t Near the close of the first half the army got the ball on the navy's 25 yard line on an exchange of kicks. Howard, who kicked brilliantly for 5 Annapolis, sent a spiral high in the air. The easterly wind carried the t ball back toward the navy goal, so I that the distance it traveled was not e more than five yards. From this point the West Pointers carried the ball e over for a touchdown, Weeks, Smith, a Hill, Christie and Torney carrying the it ball. r- With only a few minutes to play the e West Point men started toward the d Annapolis goal, but the half ended when a second touchdown seemed im minent. LI Foul Play Causes Tie. A West Point player was respon- 1 sible for the tie game. On an exchange of kicks within 10 minutes of the close of the game, the navy had the ball near midfield. Howard sent a beautiful punt back of the West Point goal. As the navy eleven started down the field an army man was detected by Umpire Wreen holding one of the navy. As a penalty the ball was brought back and given to the navy on the army's 30-yard line. In a last 1 desperate effort the Annapolis boys placed the ball on West Point's 15 yard line. They lost it, but the army was forced to kick. Again the navy ] got the ball on the army's 40-yard line and carried it back 20 yards, here they kicked and Johnson fumbled. An Annapolis boy was on the pigskin in a flash. At this point Douglass was sent in at left half back and Smith at full back for Annapolis. The change had a bracing effect on the navy's eleven. With renewed fierceness and a determination that would not be denied they carried the ball over for a touchdown. Norton, who had re placed Decker, kicked the goal. It was so dark that only the players and re feree could see whether the ball had gone between the posts. When the B Annapolis boys were assured that the score had been tied their enthusiasm g was unbounded. They threw their caps, flags and 1f anything they could grasp that was movable into the air. They did not cease their jubilation until the re LU sult of the conference between the " captains, referee and umpire announc e ed the conclusion of the game. The game had been called four min utes before time was up, a, most .ui usual occurrence, but the fast gather ing darkness made this necessary. HIS FEELING HURT. Wife Beater Attempts to Commit Sui cide in Court. Minneapolis, Dec. 1.--Chagrined and angered by a rebuke administered by Police Judge Finehout of St. Paul, A. T. Spicer, charged with assault and battery on the person of his wife, whip ed a revolver from his pocket and at tempted to shoot himself in the court room in St. Paul today. At the conclusion of the trial Judge Finehout said: "No man with a par ticle of self-respect would loaf around saloons while his wife is sick at home and unattended." Spicer was still in the witness chair, and, jumping up, he said: "Take back what you said about me or I will shoot." The re volver was pointed at his heart. His wife screamed, and as he turned, around Court*Bailiff Perish snatched the weapon and wrenched it from the would-be suicide. Spicer was again locked up, charged with attempting suicide. M'CLEOD IS DISCHARGED Boston Doctor Acquitted of Complicity in Death of Susanna Geary-Hunt and Crawford Sentenced. Boston, Dec. 2.-A verdict of not guilty was reported in the superior court today by the jury which last night deliberated the case of Doctor Percy D. McLeod, charged with being an accessory after the fact to the illegal operation which resulted in the death of Susanna A. Geary, the victim of the suit case tragedy, and with concealing the crime. The prisoner was discharged. William E. Hunt and Louis W. Craw ford, who pleaded guilty several days ago to the charge of being accessories after the fact to the illegal operation, then were brought into court. Each was sentenced by Judge Stevens to not less than six years nor more than seven years in state prison. MEET AGONIZING DEATH Nine Men Roasted Alive by Burning of River Boat. Mobile, Ala., Dec. 1.-A "pull boat" on the Middle river burned today, nine men losing their lives. Sidney Wheat, a negro steward, was the only survivor of the craft. Wheat escaped death by being awake owing to sickness. The crackling of burn ing timbers warned him in time, mak ing his escape just as the huge struc ture of the boat collapsed. Stewart & Butt of Mobile, who owned the boat, say there 'had been no steam on the craft for three days and they are at a loss to account for the burning of the vessel. According to Wheat's story the nine men were dumped into a roaring fur nace while some of them were asleep, and. roasted alive. (First Publication Nov. 28, 1905-20i) a United States Land Office, Bozeman, so Montana, Nov. 23, 1905. Ri To Whom It May Concern: le; Notice is hereby given that the state at of Montana has filed in this office the si: following list of lands, to-wit: ti Township 2 North, Range 27 East, A: M. P. M. sE Section 22; all. m Section 14; all. cc Section 18; E% of SE'4. w Section 18; SE14 of NE4. Section 8; E½%. Section 8; S% of NW4. a Section 10; All. Section 12; W .\ a Section 12; W% of El/ (includes lot 2). Section 2; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). a: Section 4; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). 0 and has applied for a patent for said lands under the acts of August 18, p 1894 (28 Stat., 372-422), June 11, 1896 (29 Stat., 434), and March 3, 1901 (31 a Stat., 1133-1188), relating to the grant ing of not to exceed a million acres of arid land to each of certain states I and that the said list, with its accomp anying proofs, is open for the inspec tion of all persons interested, and the public generally. Within the'next 60 days following the date of this notice, protests r contests against the claim of the state to any tract described in the list, on the ground of failure to comply with the law, on the ground of the nondesert character of the land, on the ground of a prior adverse right, or on the ground that the same is more valuable for mineral than for I agricultural purposes, will be received I and noted for report to the general t land office at Washington, D. C. M. R. WILSON, Register. J. N. KELLY, Receiver. Professional is 00000000000000. 5 F. H. HATHHORN, * Billings, Mont. 00000 @ 000000 H. C. CRIPPEN, Attorney-at-Law. Rooms, 7 and 8, Gurwell Block, 0 Billings. Mon.t. 000000@ 0 0000@@@@00@ HENRY A. FRITH, * 30 Attorney-at-Law. SFirst National Bank Block, * k g ,Bings, MoLt. @0000@@000000 @@O@@ WM. GALLAGHER, 0 Attorney-at-Law. i Office, First Nat'l. Bank Bldg. 9 Billings, Mont. 0000@000 @ 00@@@000 0 30 O J. H. JOHNSTON 0 0 0 0 Attorney-at-Law 0 0 Belknap Block, Billings, Mont. 0 000 0 @@@0@@00000 O A. FRASER, 0 Justice of the Peace, 0 Notary Publt, , @ U. 8. Commissioner. g O First National Bank Block, * 0 Billings, Mont. =* 000@000 Q0000000 H. E. Armstrong. C. F. Watkins 0 0 ARMSTRONG & WATKINS 0 Physicians and Surgeons Belaknap Block, Billings, Mot * 0 0 DR. E. G. GERHART, 0 Homeopathic Physician and 0 Surgeon, 0 * Room 23, Belknap Block, , O Billings. Mont. 0 SOffice Houre-9 to 12 a. m., 2 0 0 to4p. m.,to8:30 p. m. 000000000"000000 HENRY GERHARZ, 0 0 Civil Engineer and Surveyor. S Ilrrigation a Specialty City Engineer 0 Office City Rall, Bilings, Mont.; @I @@ 00000000 000 CONTEST NOTICE. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Bozeman, Montapa, November 18, 1905,-A safflcient con test affidavit having been filed in this office by Edward A. Miner, contestant, against homestead entry No. 5538, made June 4, 1904, at Bozeman, Mont ana, for lot 7, section 13, township 8 south, range 23 E., M. P. M., by Ernest Robison, contestee, in which it is-al leged that said Ernest Robison has abandoned said land for more than six months last past, and has not cul tivated the same as required by law. And that his said alleged absence from said land was not due, to his employ ment in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States in time of war, said parties are hereby notified to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said alegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on December 26, 1905, before Lucius Whitney, U. S. commissioner, at Joliet, Montana, (and that final hearing will be held at 10 o'clock a. m. on January 3, 1906, before) the register and receiver of the United States land office in Bozeman, Montana. The said contestant having, in a proper affidavit, filed November 14, 6 1905, set forth facts which show that 1 after due diligence personal service of this notice can not be made, it is hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper pub lication. M. R. WILSON, Register J. N. KELLY, Receiver. e B Austin North BAN BILLINGS, MONTA Responsible Capital $150,000.00 ,' Transacts a General Banking B Issues diafts, money orders and' t era money orders payable everyw Pays 6 per cent. interest on time de Austin North, Cashlis. W. W. Beman. Astant 4 ..:r