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IS FILED DEAD MERCHANT LEAVES LARGE AMOUNT TO MUSEUM SEAR ING HIS NAME VARIOUS BEQUESTS Bulk of Estate to Be Kept Intact for Many Years as Legacy for Grand sons of Testator-Provision Made to Continue Business of Concern Carry ing Deceased's Name. Chicago, .Jan. 24.-By the will of the late Marshall Field, which was filed in probate court late today, the city of I Chicago is made beneficiary to the € extent of $8,000,000. This sum is to 1 be used for the endowment and main- I tenance of the Field Columbian mu- f seum, now situated in Jackson park. f This bequest, however, is made on the i express condition that within six years from the date of the death of Field there shall be provided for the muse um, without cost to it, lands that shall be satisfactory to the trustees as the site for a permanent home for the in stitution. If within six years the site has not been provided, the $8,000,000 is to revert to the residuary of the estate. In addition to the sum left for the museum, various bequests aggre gating $17,568,000 are made to rela tives and friends of the testator. With these exceptions the entire estate is to be kept intact until one of the two sons of Marshall Field, Jr., grandsons of the testator, shall have reached the age of 50 years. They are now nine and 12 years of age, re spectively. Marshall Field, Jr., died November 27. 1905, of a bullet wound accident ally inflicted while handling a 'revol ver. The executors of the will are the Merchants' Loan and Trust company, a bank in which Mr. Field held a large amount of stock; Chauncey Keep, an old friend of Mr. Field, and Arthur B. Jones, who for many years had been Mr. Field's secretary and confidential man. In one instance the United States Trilst company of New York is made trustee for a fund of $3,000,000. The Illinois Trust and Savings bank and the Northern Trust company, both of Chicago, are also included among the trustees, but the bulk of the estate is to be managed by the three trustees first mentioned. Business to Continue. The business of Marshall Field & Co. is to be maintained as a portion of the residuary estate. That portion of the will relating to it reads as fol lows: "My executors and residuary trus tees are directed to recognize and pro mote the performance of any contract that may exist at my decease and may have been made by me for continu ance in business of Marshall Field & Co., incorporated, or any part of my resources therein." Because of the failure to file a peti tion for the appointment of admini strators the value of the estate was not furnished to the court. Even the executors themselves are not able at this time to estimate it with accur acy. The failure to file a petition with the will is because of the great extent of property held by Field and because much time will be required for its ap praisement. It will probably be sev eral weeks before the probate court is officially informed of its value. THEIR CRAIN BOYCOTTED Members of Minnesota Farmers' Ex change Complain Against Duluth Board of Trade. St. Paul, Jan. 24.-The Duluth board of trade is charged by the Minnesota Farmers' Exchange with boycotting grain from its elevators and shutting it absolutely out of the Duluth market. A complaint has been filed with Attor ney General E. T. Young, who has tak en the matter under consideration, to see whether it constitutes violation of the anti-trust law. The Minnesota Farmert' Exchange is a co-operative organization formed to dispense with middlemen and to enable the farmers to market their products and buy their supplies di rect. The exchange has a line of country elevators, but nominally the grain comes to Minneapolis and is bought by meanbers of the chamber of commerce. This is not permitted in Duluth, the complaint charges. The managers of the exchange found there was no way to get their grain dispos ed of in Duluth, except on the ex change. They tried to get a member ship, but this was refused. Then they engaged members of the board to sell their grain, on commission. Finally, it is alleged, this even was cut off. Members of the board will no longer handle their grain, and there is no way whatever for the exchange to sell at the head of the lakes. CAUCASIAN TOWN BURNING. Set on Fire During Battle Between Rebels and Loyalists. St. Petersburg, Jan. 24.-The town of Kwirilla, in Caucasus, is in flames, after serious fighting between the troops and revolutionists, during which many men were killed. Re-es tablishment of communication be tween Tiflis and Batoum is expected soon. The revolutionary movement, in the districts of Walick and Waldro in the government of Livonia ended witn the arrival of troops under the command of General Orloff. A SIGNIFICANT ORDER. Paris, Jan. 24.-A dispatch from Lorient says 'that orders have been given to the arsenal there to dispatch large quantities or ammunition to Fort de France, Island of Martinique, for the Atlantic division of the French fleet now cruising in Venezuelan waters. FAVORS LOCK CANAL t Chief Engineer Stevens Concludes His Testimony Before Senate In- i teroceanic Canal Committee. t Washington, Jan. 24.-Chief En gineer John F. Stevens, in charge of t construction of the Panama canal, to day concluded his testimony before the senate committee on interoceanic canals, and he intends to start for the isthmus tomorrow. Poultney Bige low, the ma Mthe writer, has been ex cused for a week. Chairman Shonts of the isthmian canal commission will be heard Fri day. It is expected that his testi mony will consume the greater part of the week. Stevens advocated the type of canal described in the minority report of the board of consulting engineers, a canal 85 feet above the sea level. It would be reached from the Colon side by flight of three locks and from the Panama side by two locks. A dam 95 feet high and a quarter of a mile long is to be built at Gatun to form a lake about 30 miles long ex tending to Miraflores. FIGHTING IS RESUMED Armenians and Tartars of Caucasus Again Engage in Pleasing Occupa tion of Exterminating Each Other. Tiflis, Caucasia, Jan. 24.-On ac count of the resumption of hostilities between the Armenians and Tartars in the province of Elizabethpol and attacks of armed bands on the troops and peaceful population, a strong mili tary force of all arms has been' des patched to Elizabethpol, with instruc tions to restore order and destroy the revolutionary organizations. Reports from Kutais, province of Caucasia, where martial law has been declared under General Alhien off, says that a punitive expedition is steadily fighting its way westward, clearing the revolutionists from the railway, driving them northward to the mountains and inflicting on them considerable losses. The troops sent by water have oc cupied Tuapse and Sochi, on the shore of the Black sea, which are be ing used as a basis for further opera tions and to place the Kutais revo lutionists between two fires. The revolutionists of Sochi and Tuapse have surrendered their arms. ALLEGED ANARCHISTS. Warrants Issued for Band of Foreign ers in Pennsylvania. Monongahela, Pa., Jan. 24.-War rants were issued today for the arrest of 31 foreigners believed to be mem bers of a band of anarchists whose headquarters at Baird, Pa., were raid ed by the police early Tuesday morn ing. A mass of literature threatening the lives of Governor Pennypacker of Pennsylvania, Governor Pattison of Ohio and other prominent men in dif ferent parts of the United States was found in the place. According to the police the members of the organization are scattered over a large area and it will take several days to serve the warrants. OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. London, Jan. 24-It was officially an nounced today that King Edward and Queen Alexandra will formerly open parliament February 19. The house of commons will assemble February 13, when the speaker will be selected. SOME STILL ALIVE. Relief Steamer Reports Seeing Per sons Clinging to Rigging. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 24.-The steam er Queen reports that 25 or 30 per sons are clinging to the rigging on the Valencia and appear to be women mostly. The doctor on the steamer Queen said on his arrival that those seen in the rigging had reached the 'limit of endurance and could not by any chance survive another night's ex posure. The Queen was met by ambulances and a large squad of police, in expec tation that bodies would be brought on the vessel. Of the 154 people on board the steamer when she struck near Klana way rock, five miles from Cape Beale, at 11:45 o'clock Monday night and met disaster, but 15 were saved. Seven were passengers and eight were members of the crew. The dead number 139, the greatest. loss of life in the north Pacific since the steamer Pacific waq lost in 1875. JUSTIFIES HIS COURSE Senator Lodge Speaks on President's Policy As Regards Santo Domingo and Gives Reason. Washington, Jan.. 24.-Lodge today, presented in the senate his views of the policy of the administration In the matter of the Algeciras conference over Morocco, and also with reference to Santo Domingo. He defended the course of the pres ident in both instances, contending that our representation in the Moroc can conference is essential to the pro tection of American commercial in terests and that only by the course pursued in Santo Domingo could for eign nations have been prevented from seizing the custom houses of the country and securing a position there which might threaten the approaches to the Panama canal. Teller made a brief speech in sup pdrt of the senate's prerogatives in treaty making. "CRAFT" NOT CHARGEABLE e Minnesota State Capitol Commission Found to Have Performed its Duties Honestly. St. Paul, Jan. 24.-"Graft" cannot be i imputed to the state capitol commis sion, according to the report filed with Governor Johnson by Public Ex aminer P. M. Kerst, who has conduct ed a thorough examination of the com mission's accounts and records. The report was given to the public today by Governor Johnson, and with it a statement pf his own findings and conclusions. He has spent nine days in reading and studying the report, and lhis statement exoneratesthe con mission from any charges of collusion or dishonest action. He notes some criticisms made by the examiner, but C none of them is considered grave enough to call for any further pro ceedings. The governor speaks espe cially of the commissioners' bills for services. He has held up similar bills, refusing to allow them, but will do nothing regarding the bills approved by former governors. He concludes that the contracts for elevators and for fireproofing were improperly let and that the state was not properly protected in some contracts by the stipulation as to unit values for extra work. He also objects to the way in which coal was purchased. He finds that the commission never intended to finish the building within the original ap propriation, but that as it stands the building is evidently satisfactory. RIVAL TONGS FIGHT New York Cinese Give Zest to New Year's Celebration by Engaging in Revolver Battle. New York, Jan. 24.-A revolver bat, tle in the streets of Chinatown today in which a score of Chinamen en gaged resulted in the deat.i of two Chinamen, Ching Yeng and Lee Soon, the mortally wounaing of a third and the serious injury of a fourth. The battle was between members e of two rival societies, the Hip Sings and On Leongs. Chinatown was full of visitors to witness the celebration of Chinese New Year and extra de i tails of police were on duty in the narrow crooked streets. The fight I began in Pell street, under the cover of the racket of firecrackers set off intentionally by members of the rival societies. Many spectators attracted to the scene by the firecrackers were in I danger from the flying bullets, which i flattened themselves against tae brick t walls or broke windows. Calling Cards at the Gasette oloe. WON'T DEAL IN FUTURES PRACTICALLLY NO CONTRACTING IS BEING MADE FOR 1906 WOOL. WESTERNERS FIRM Much Territory Wool Changed Hands in Boston Last Week-Mills Buying Heavily-Worsted Grades from Montana Being the Best Supply Buyers Willing to Contract. The feature of the 'past week has been the business done in sample bales and bags. Australia, new South America, territory and fleece wools have been in constant request from the different mills, says the Boston Commercial Bulletin. Not for a long time has such an amount of wools been sent out for testing. This activity on the consumers' part has been simply a precautionary measure to enable them to know where they can lay their hands upon suitable lines when they might want them. The large interests have not abated their concern as to the trend of the market, one jot, but, on the contrary, have' steadfastly continued to test the temper of the many dealers. The manufacturers have been opening their new goods for some time, and while it has been understood that the finest lines will not be opened until the first of Feb uuary, it is known that the important buyers have already had an opportun Ily of examining the heavy-weight of ferings. Without a doubt, the majority of the mills are but lightly supplied with wool. Many of thb larger ones have not operated in rew material to any extent, for two or three months, while a dllnng that period they have been lunning night and day. A consequent material diminution of supplies has followed. The un usual surplusage of warehouse room d is an indication as to the manner in r' which wool has been withdrawn for v consumption. a The market appears to have gotten i into a more settled position, and the opening of the London sales on Tues day last has occasioned no apprehen- c sion among Boston merchants. In a fact, it has been said that it was 1 eminently satisfactory under existing c circumstances. The general situation c is considered most promising, some dealers having done so far as to say p that there is no reason why values e s!hould not return to the higher basis v of a few months ago. Whether this v Tray follow is a question, but mer- v chants say that suitable wools are f still strong. Supplies of three-eights c and half-bloods have been better 1 cleaned up than for years. 1 In view of the comparatively light t stocks now on tna market, the sales consummated have been satisfactory I to the merchants. While some have found the demand rather quiet, they i have been, in most instances, ones who have but few selections to offer. i The territory wools have now been I well broken up. Worsted grades have become scarce, those from Mon tana having remained in the best supply. Fleeces have had a moder ately fair movement, although at loss es to sellers and the stock of three eighths and half-bloods has been well nigh exhausted. With the exception of some fall California and Texas, wools from those states have been quite fully absorbed by consumers. Old Australian and South American wools have also been well depleted. Woolen Mills Buying. The woolen mills have again been the principal buyers. Their activity has resulted in the transfer of many lines of clothing wools, individual transactions having ranged from 25, 000 to 100,000 pounds. Several deal ers report that the absence of suit able worsted wools has prevented sales of consequence, but the general consensus of opinion is that con sumers of those wools have not yet reached a buying point. Representa tives of such minills as the Pacific, Wanskuck and Manchester have been continually around the market. Their presence, however, might indicate either purchasing or investigating. Within the past week it has meant simply the latter. Fine clothing territory has moved in a moderate way at 69@70c, but in some cases the price has reached 72c. For a good fine medium, bids as high as 70c have been turned down, but the general range has continued at 66@700, but in some cases the price has reached 7ec. For a good fine medium, bids as high as 0Vc have been turned down; but the general raijge has continued at 66@67c. Med luil wools have remained firm in value, a good half-blood being worth up to 70c, a three-eights, 67@68c, and a quarter, 60@62c. A small amount of eight months Texas has been sold at about 24c, or at a scoured cost of 68@70c. This grade of wool is now exhausted. Twelve months has practically disappeared from the mar ket, although a small quantity has been recently sold at about 73c, clean; a few lots of the fall clip have been sought for at 23@24c, or on a clean basis of about 66c. California has been in constant demand at around 70c for good northern, and 67@68c for middle county. The supply of south ern is insignificant, but a few small lines have been sold at a price equal to the middle county wools. There has appeared a tendency on the part of several fleece holders to mark up quarter-bloods and delaine. Thirty-seven and one-half cents has been asked for the latter grade, and some buyers have seen fit to pay that price. In most instances, however, the highest point reached has been 37c. Few Contracts Made. Contracting for next year's clip has remained at a standstill. Not by any means have Boston wool men been averse to buying the clip ahead but the exorbitant prices demanded by growers have kept the Eastern mer chants from operating. The latter see no profit on the present basis and they consequently feel that they might as well invest their money in other quarters as to carry wool at sure losses. The majority oi them have decided to wait until either the growers modify their prices, or until shearing time. A similar feeling, as to that held by the territory sheepmen in regard to values, prevails among the local speculators in the fleece sec tions. They are holding their wools at prices which Eastern merchants will not entertain. The Mills. Although the American Woolen Co. will not have its full opening of heavy weight until the first of next month, it is understood that the Wanskuck mills opened lines of better grades of suitings on Wednesday, at advances in lige with the high price of the raw material; Undoubtedly the stead ily prevailing mild weather will have an effect on heavy-weight goods. au wILeCL u11 HUAVy W iLIi 5Vuuu. Foreign Markets. The opening of the London auctions Tuesday last brought forth so many c diverse cable reports that confusion reigned to a certain extent. One ad vice read, "Sales opened with a good attendance and competition; net offer- 1 ings of 165,000 bales. Compared with November's closing rates, merinos were par to 6 per cent lower; fine crossbreds unchanged, and medium and coarse crossbreds a ha'penny lower." Another cable said, "fine crossbreds 5 per cent up, medium crossbreds one cent off." A third cable advises, "steady com petition at previous rates, with the exception of faulty parcels which were off 5 per cent. French buyers were the largest operators, but there was a strong demand for crossbreds from both Englishmen and Ameri cans." "Merinos and 46s, crossbreds very firm, 50-56s, one cent advance, low crossbreds one-half cent off," is the substance of another. Other cables received state the market was firm and unchanged. A dispatch re ceived Wednesday night advised in regard to the second day's sale, "merinos and Lincolns a little weaker, all other grades 5 per cent dearer, 46s 5 per cent up." The latest mail report from Brad ford says, "The wool market has undergone a striking change since Monday. Mer inos are steady, but without any great amount of business. Some re sults which are coming to hand of purchases abroad are reported to be unsatisfactory, and this, with a little more inquiry, helps to maintain con fidence. Spinners, however, are try ing hard to get tops down. In cross breds there has been a distinct move, owing probably to some top-makers having ouversold rather heavily for January. They are tnus being forced into the market for tops or raw material to cover, and quotations have advanced rather sharply. The market has not yet reached the high est point, but 40s are again quoted within 1d of that. Forty-sixes cross breds are also wanted, and are quoted %d dearer than they were a week ago.. English wools are not as yet affected, but there is more inquiry, and holders are quite firm. Mohair L is steady, and there is a small, hand to-mouth business going on. Some transactions in alpaca, though of an " inferior quality, are reported at fairly t firm prices. "In the export yarn market spinners I generally have advanced their quota L tions in self-protection, but the " amount of business offering is not I very great. A few merchants who have been selling for a fall have, of course, been caught, and the general I tone is very firm. Mohairs also are moving a little more freely, and par ticulars come in satisfactorily. The I botany trade is still very slow. "In the home piece trade houses no new business is anticipated for another week or two, when travellers get on to their grounds again." Prospects and Prices. Texas wools-A small amount of eight months wool has been sold at about 24c, or 68@70s, clean. This sale practically cleans up the wool of that grade. Twelve months stock has been also about used up, although a line has been recently taken at a, scoured cost of 73c. Some few lots of the fall clip have been sought for at 23@24c, or 63c, scoured. Territory wools-Worsted wools have not been bought actively, but a great part of this lack of business has been caused by the small amount of suitable wools on the market. On the other hand, clothing wools have moved in a steady but moderate way. Fine has sold at 69@70c with some sales at 72c. Offers of 68@70c for good fine medium have been rejected in some quarters. Of the medium wools, half-bloods have been strong at 70c, while three-eights have been quoted at 67@68c, and quarter-bloods at 60@62. A fair trade in scoured domestic has passed, fine having changed hands at a range of 68@72c. The latter price has been paid for extra fine quality. Oregon wools-There has been no demand for these wools, and the only remaining supplies, which are East ern valleys, are held at current quo tations of 6O@62c, for No. 1, 57@58c for No. 2, and 54&ooc for No. 3. California wools-All grades have been in constant demand. A line of nearly 100,000 pounds of good north ern has been taken at about 70c, scoured, and smaller amounts of mid dle county have been transfered at 167@68c. Southern is in short supply, but a little has been taken at the price paid for middle. Receipts and Shipments. The receipts of wool at the Boston market for the week ending and in cluding January 18 were 1,647,870 pounds, of which 1,104,914 pounds were domestic. For the corresponding week in 1905 the receipts were 4,618,740 pounds. The receipts for the year 1906 to January 18 were 9,756,751 pounds. The receipts for the corresponding period last year were 10,375,725 pounds. The shipments from the Boston market for the week ending and in cluding January 18 were 4,773,556 poufids. Shipments for the previous week were 6,133,390 pounds. Shipments since December 27, 1905, 15,427,085 pounds. Shipments same period last year yere 14,956,714 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments to January 18, 5,670,334 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments same dates, 1905, 4,375,725 pounds. Yellowstone National oF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL. - $60,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena. Vice-Pres. E. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Cashier DIRECTORS. PaThs LARSOn Helena ED. CABDwULL, Da. H. E. ABnxsTBo E. H. HoL.tsTs A. L. BAac.o. Boxes for Rent In Safety Deposit Vaul. 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. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. Henry White, Teller DIRECTORS: H. C. Bostwick, W. Hansard, C. O. Gruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Speer. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS, * MONTANA SJ. F. KELLEY EMPLOYMINT AGENCY. No. 9, S. 28th St. INGl Phse Mtws Phlse SNi IILLINSS. MONTANA.