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VOL. XXI. BILLINGS, MONTANA, FRIDAY. APRIL 13, 1906. 100 STRIKE VERY PROBABLE Anthracite Miners Submit Their Final Proposition to Operators. [By Associated Press] New York, April 12.-The anthra cite mine workers today offered to the operators their choice of two proposi tions-resubmission of the miners' original demands with two ameni ments or that the whole controvers; be placed before the strike commis sion. The operators made an informal re ply in which they intimated that they were not likely to accept either offer. They will make official answer by let ter and there will be no further meet ings unless something develops. While there is still hope that grounds for a peaceful settlement will be found, the contending parties seem to have almost reached the limit of negotiation. If the operators should decide to decline both propositions a conference of delegates of miners will probably be called to declare the strike effective. In one of the amendments the orig inal demand of President Mitchell for recognition of the union is drop ped and provides that the proposed agreement be made between the oper ators and the anthracite mine work, ers, instead of the United Mine 'Work. HOLDS OLD VIEW Foraker Makes Long Speech and Again Declares Pending Rate Bill Unconstitutional. [By Associated Press.] Washington, April 12.-After a brief speech by Mr. Teller in support of the house railroad bill,. Mr. Foraker today took the floor on that measure and consumed practically all the remainder of the day's session of the senate. He spent some time in the discussion of some amendments he bhs suggested to the bill and then entered upon con sideration of the entire question of railroad rate regulation, urging again the unconstitutionality of the pending bill from various points of view. He was frequently interrupted by other senators. Mr. Lodge spoke briefly in support of the practice of granting lower rates on goods intend ed for export than on those used in domestic consumption. MONTANA WEATHER. [By Associated Press] Washington, April 12.-Fair Friday; warmer in south portion; Saturday fair. OPENING DAY ON DIAMOND National League Season Begins with Several Good Games. [By Associated Press] Cincinnati, Ohio, April 12.--The baseball season opened here this af ternoon in the presence of more than 10,000 spectators, with the weather perfect. Previous to the game there was a band concert, after which Mayor Dempsey delivered an address and then tossed the ball into the diamond. R. H. E. Cincinnati ........... 2 8 4 Chicago .................7 9 0 Batteries, Overall and Schler; Lund gren and Kling. St. Louis, Mo., April 12'.-Pittsburg inaugurated the local National league championship season here today by winning an exciting 13-inning game. Attendance, 3,500. R. H. E. St. Louis ................1 12 1 Pittsburg .............2 7 1 Batteries, Taylor and Grady; Willis and Gibson. M era of America. The other amend ment provides that only employes who are willing shall be assessed a certain sum each month to defray the ex penses of carrying out the proposed check-off agreement. If the operators will not accept this, the miners propose that it and the op erators' first proposition, which pro vides for a renewal for three years of the anthracite commission scale be referred to the strike commission. Thus the miners drop the second of fer which provides for arbitration by the concilliation board and ignore the operators' second proposition, with the exception of the strike commission feature, which they accept. After President Mitchell as chair man of the miners' subcommittee had finished reading the answer the op erators withdrew and discussed the proposition for about 10 minutes. On their return President Baer as chair man of the operators' committee made their reply. Then an informal talk followed in which it was agreed that if any further conference was decided arrangement for it could 'be made by Presidents Baer and Mitchell. ONE DEAD ANOTHER DYING, Minneapolis Man Fatally Shoots Wo man and Kills Himself. [By Associated Press] Minneapblis, April 12.-Herman Koenig of this city is dead and Mrs. S. E. Boothman, supposed to reside' at Ironwood, Mich., is dying as the result of gunshot wounds inflicted by Koenig at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Koenig entered Mrs. Boothman's apartments in a local boarding house and after her refusal of a demand by him, he shot her twice in the abdo men and then turned the revolver on himself. The bullet passed through his temple and the man died instantly. He was 60 years old. GAVE A "BEERFEST." Student Expelled from University In stitutes Mandamus Proceedings. [By Associated Press.] Madison, Wis., April 12.-Richard Remp, who was suspended yesterday from the University of Wisconsin for giving a "beerfest" to a hundred stu dents, began proceedings today for a mandamus to compel the university authorities to reinstate him. A La Crosse brewery sent a great quantity of beer to the university and asked Remp to distribute it. Remp was a member of the university foot ball team. Brooklyn, April 12.-The National league season opened here today with a game between Boston and Brooklyn. Donovan, the manager of the local club, was given a hearty reception. Fully 12,000 persons saw the contest. R. H. E. Brooklyn ................1 0 1 Boston. ..................2 6 3 Batteries, McIntyre and Bergen; Young and Needham. Philadelphia, April 12.-The National league season opened here today with delightful weather and an attendance of nearly 12,000. The local team had for its opponents the New York world's championship team. Mayor Weaver tossed the ball from the up per pavillion to Umpire O'Day. R. H. E. Philadelphia .............2 4 3 New York ........:....3 9 2 Batteries, Lush and Donovan; Ames and" Bresnehan. SAD PICTURE IS PRESENTED Full Effect of Ravages by Vesuvius Becoming Apparent. RUIN EXTENDS FOR MILES Dreary Waste Where Were Happy Homes and Productive Fields. [By Associated Press] Naples, April 12.-While the news from Mount Vesuvius today is reas suring, the conditions here in Nap.. s are such as make it difficult to realize that conditions are actually better. The wind is blowing from the volcano in the direction of Naples, carrying the ashes in this direction. Tpwaru evening the fall of ashes and cinders here was worse than at any time since the eruption began. From the observatory of Mount Ve suvius, where Director Matteucci is continuing his work, the scene is one of great impressiveness. To reach the observatory one must walk fqor miles over hardened, but hot lava, covered with eand until he comes to a point whence nothing can be seen but vast gray reaches, sometime flat and sometimes gathered into huge mounds. Above, the heavens are gray, like the earth beneath, and seem just as hard and immovable. In all this lonely waste there is no sign of life or vegetation and no sound is heard, except the low mutter ings of the volcano. Every day gives new evidence of the magnitude of the catastrophe. Today's visit of King Victor Emmanuel to Ottajano reveal ed new tragedies. At a certain point his majesty was obliged to abandon his motor car and went forward on horseback amid constant danger, his horse floundering through four feet of ashes, stumbling into holes, blind ed by the fall of large cinders and NEW YOR LEGISLATURE STILL STRENGTHENING INSURANCE LAWS [By Associated Press I Albany, N. Y., April 12.-Four more of the bills recommended by the spec ial insurance investigating committee were passed by both houses of the leg islature today and in addition the house passed the "big bill," generally amending the insurance law. The senate made this -bill a special order for Wednesday. The senate also put over as a special order for Monday night the so-called anti-perjury. 'bill, which already has passed the house, but has been amended by the senate. Only two of the nine bills remain incompleted, the general bill passed today by the assembly and pending in the senate and the anti-perjury bill, amended, but not passed by the sen ate, and which, if passed there, must return to the assembly for conference. FORCE IS EMPLOYED Hill and Harriman Construction Gangs Resort to Dynamite in Fight Over Control of Right-of-way. [By Associated Press.] Portland, Ore., April 12.-The Hill and Harriman construction gangs at Carson, Wash., on the north bank of the Columbia river collided at noon today, when dynamite was freely used to drive the Columbia Valley Railroad company's graders off the land be the target of falling basaltic masses. In the presence of the king 128 more bodies were extricated from the ruins. The dead at Ottajana are said to number 550. The king was deathly pale. To a priest who came to him, he said: "How did you escape?" "I placed myself in safety," replied the priest. "What do you mean?" asked the king. "Realizing the danger," was the priest's reply. "I had left for Nola." The king flushed with anger. "What," he cried. "You a minister of God, were not here to share the danger of your people and administer the last sacrament, you did very wrong." Queen Helena was with the king when he started for Ottajano, but she was obliged to turn oack. She spent the day in visiting the hospitals and inspecting the housing for refugees. The princess of Schleswig-Holstein set out in her automobile this morn ing to visit the desolated towns, but the motor became disabled and she was forced to return on foot, a dist ance of 12 miles through three feet of ashes. The princess' endurance surprised the Neapolitans. There have been a large number ot robberies of deserted houses, in spite of the efforts of the authorities to protect property. In the excited condition of the populace there is some difficulty in preserving order. The closing of a church at Torre An nunziata precipitated a small riot. The four passed today and now awaiting the governor's approval are: The anti-lobby bill, which requires registration of legislative agents and reports of their compensation and ex penses to be filed with the secretary of state: the bill more effectively penal izing falsification of the records of any corporation by any officers or em ploye; the bill prohibiting po'itical contributions by any corporation and requiring any participant in a viola tion to testify regarding it, under as surance of immunity from pro:secution on his own testimony; the bill of the committee qualifying any policy hold er in a stock life insurance company to act as a director therein regardless of whether he holds any stock of the company. This bill affects especially the Equitable Fife Assurance society. longing to the Harriman road. One laborer was hit by a flying rock, but only slightly injured. A lighted stick of dynamite was also thrown among the Columbia Valley graders, but the men took to their heels and escaped injury. Finally a deputy sheriff was sum moned and warned the Hill construc tion gang to desist from further dem onstration. The situation was serious tonight and further clashes are feared. Attention Comrades. All G. A. R. members, and comrAdes of McKinley Post No. 28, are requested to meet at city hall Saturday evening, April 14, 8 o'clock. J. R. GO8S, 154-4 Post Commander. TORNADO SEASON BEGUNI Twisters Strike Kansas Doing Injury to Person and Property. [By Associated Preme] Wichita, Kas., April 12.-A tornado struck Stafford, Kas., at 5 o'clock this afternoon, resulting in injury to sev eral persons and demolishing several houses. The storm came from the south west and passed over the business part of the town without damage, first striking two blocks east of Main street. Here the home of Fred Tan ner and the parsonage of the Congre gational church were demolished. The Quaker church was blown down, the debris falling upon the home of Mrs. Ella Granger, which was also destroy ed. Mrs. Granger was injured, but not seriously. Mrs. Ed. Gliesburg saw the storm coming and ran into the yard to reach her child, which was playing there. Before she reached him she was pick ed up and hurled against a telephone pole across the street. She was ser iously injured. The child was not hurt. The storm then lifted, but struck against the densest part of the town, demolishing a number of houses and damaging others. Four miles west of Stafford another tornado blew down several farm build ings and seriously injured R. F. Sil vers. who saw the storm coming and sought shelter in a granary. This storm passed two miles east of Hud son, where other small damage is re ported. The sun shone brightly while the storms were working their hard est. Another tornado is reported at Bush town, 30 miles north of Stafford. Sev IS STILL FO. - . Dowie Declares He Will Not Compro mise With His Enemies in Zion. [By Associated Press.] Chicago, April 12.-To the Associat ed Press today Dowie emphatically denied the rumor that he had agreed secretly with a commission of Mormon missionaries to turn over to the Mor mon church Zion and all of its vast holdings. The only possible basis for this story, it was explained, was that some months ago a coterie of Mormon missionaries appeared in the streets of Zion City and distributed tracts ex pounding the doctrines of Mormonism. According to the statements of Dowie and his counsellers, these men were ejected from the city. Every member of Dowie's party and Dowie himself still deny the stories that a movement is on foot to compro mise with Voliva. Dowie says: "I'm not going to Mexico, I am going to Zion." Nevertheless the whole of to day was taken up with conferences between Dowie, his legal advisers and his counsellor. Speaking of the re ports that he was on the verge of GREEN AND GAYNOR GUILTY Jury Requires Only Short Time to Arrive at Verdict. [By Associated Press] Savannah, Ga., April 12.-Benjamin D. Green and John F. Gaynor were found guilty of conspiracy against the government, of presenting false claims and of embezzlement, in the federal court here today, and tomor row Judge Emery Speer will pass sentence upon them. The verdict was returned after the jury had been out three hours and a half. For 14 weeks the case has been in progress. The maximum sentence the court may impose is an aggregate term of 17 years in the penitentiary and a fine of $575,000, the amount of the alleged embezzlement. It is not believed, how eral residences and other buildings= were blown down. No one was ser iously injured. The wires are down and detail e cannot be obtained. ANOTHER AT GREAT BEND, School House Demolished and Thresh ing Outfit Destroyed. [By Associated Press] Topeka, Kas., April 12.-At least seven tornadoes were seen east and northeast of Great Bend, Barton coun ty, this afternoon. The school house in District 82, vacant at the time, was demolished and a threshing machine outfit destroyed. No other damage reports have come in. Some rain and hail fell. Three years ago a number of tor nadoes occurred in the same neigh borhood, doing much damage to prop erty. ALSO IN TEXAS. Town Almost Totally Destroyed-Two. Killed Many Injured. [By Associated Press] Bertram, Texas, April 12.-Briggs, a . town about 18 miles north of here, was swept by a tornado about 5 o'clock this afternoon and almost' en tirely destroyed. Two persons are reported killed and 30 injured, six fatally. All wires are' down. The tornado was preceded andt followed by a heavy rain and hail storm and crops were considerably' damaged. physical collapse, Dowie said he. hadn't felt better since he left Zion.. His looks bore out his words. ROBBED AND SHOT. ' Visitor to St. Louis Has Thrilling Ex-~ perience. St. Louis, April 12.-Frank Gwynn. of Versailles, Mo., was robbed while walking on Kennerly avenue last night. I of about $2,800 and shot in the left. hand. Mr. Gwynn is visiting the home of Gus Severt, 4805 Kennerly aveniue, and went out for a walk about 11 o'clock last night. A man approached him and demand ed his money, and in the struggle that followed Mr. Gwynn was thrown down, shot in the hand and robbed. LARGE CONTRACTS AWARDED. [By Associated Press.] Ottawa, Ont., April 12.-Two con tracts for the construction of'sections of the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad ag gregating $19,000,000 were awarded to day. J. C. MacArthur of Winnipeg got the contract for 245 miles from Winnipeg east and Hogan & McDonald of Montreal for 150 miles west from Quebec. The figure for the former contract is about $13,250,000 and for the latter about $5,750,000. ever, that the sentence will be of such extreme severity. Before adjournment Judge Speer said: * "I have to disposition towards these unfortunate men, except to be Just as merciful as my duty under the law will permit." The minimum punishment permiss ible is two years' imprisonment and a fine of $1,000. District Attorney Erwin received a" telegram from Attorney General Moody expressing the congratulate.ma of the president and attorney geralM i onl the outcome of the case upon wnq._ Mr. Erwin has been engaged for years.