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rION TO EXCLUDE COOLIE LABOR
1Iouse and Senate Conferees Agree Upon an Important Amendment to Immigration Bill. Washington, Feb. 13.-The exclu aioi of foreigners who use their pass port to secure admission to the United States to the detriment of labor con ditions in this country is provided for tiy an amendment to the immigration bill agreed upon by the conferees of the senate and house today and report ed to congress. The amendment is the result of the demand from the Pacific coast states for the exclusion of the Japanese coolies, and it is understood that it will aid in securing an understanding between the administration and the San Francisco delegation now at Washington conferring with President Roosevelt. The provision agreed upon is as follows: "That whenever the president shall be satisfied that passports issued by any foreign government to its citi zents to go to any counry other than the United States or to any posses sion of the United States or to the canal zone are being used for the pur pose of enabling the holders to come to the continental territory of the United States tothe detriment of labor conditions therein, the president may refuse to permit such citizens of the1 country issuing such passports to en ter the- continental territory of the United States, from such other coun EXTENSION OF THE MILWAUKEE THOUSANDS OP MEN AND TEAMS WORKING IN MONTANA. EXCELLENT PROGRESS Thirty-two Construction pamps Doing Heavy Cut and Tunnel Work Be. tween Lombard and Butte-Activity North of Billings-Many Bridges. From Wednesday's Daily. In a recent statement for publica tion, Mr. Jennings ,superintendent of construction for the Milwaukee ex tension through Montana to the coast, says excellent progress is being made in the construction of the road be tween Butte and Lombard. Between these points there are 32 construction -camps doing heavy cut arnd tunnel -work. There is also conitierable act 'ivity north of Billings, `in the Mussel shell country. "'We have pl ty of men, good men,' said Mr. Jenngs, "and we are paying them good ages, $3 a day for rock men a $45 a month for teamsters. If y work Sundays they get paid extra for it. Proud of Men. "We have a class of men working all along the line of which tany con tractor may well be proud. They are Shardworking men and they are work ing every day. Between Butte and Lombard and Roundup, including the jawbone road, are 2,000, between Ronndup and Miles City are 1,200 men. 'etween Butte and Miles City are at least 3,000 teams engaged in th, work of hauling and. grading. The cold weather has forced us to shut down in light dirt work for the winter, but heavy dirt and rock and tunnel work is being a pushed with all possible speed, The~ bridges which are being con tand' the cuts and fills which eing made," said Mr. Penfleld, ARE YU CARRYING AN UNNECESSARY LOAD shulders if you are paying t lndlord, Ten years' rent buy a - e. Have you We can make the burirg sog easy. that it willt, acept that iot will rll the se" atye to ~ oa that you;: f b , dispose oý it tony profit.p try or from such insular possession or from the canal zone." The immigration bill has been in conference since the last session or congress, and there has been grave doubt as to whether an agreement could be reached at all. The principal points of difference were in relation to the proposed educational test for immigrants and the provisions that persons coming to this country solely to avoid prosecution or punishment on religious or political grounds shall not be deported because of want of means or the probability of being unable to earn a living Both provisions were eliminated. It is believed that had it not been for the necessity for some legislation looking to the exclusico of foreigners deemed a menace to labor, there could have been no agree ment. The immigration bill having passed both houses last session, of fered the best opportunity for legis lation looking to the exclusion of us. desirable classes, in that the addition of the conference report on the im migration bill is all that it required to make the provision effective. Under the agreement of the. coo ferees the head tax on aliens was fixed at $4, a compromise between the house provision of $6 and the senate provision of $5. The senate provision exempting from the payment of heat tax persons who had resided in Can "give the line the appearance of be ing nearly finished, but there is still much to do. The grades are easy for this kind of country. One of the longest brigdes on the line will be on the flat below Butte. It is about 3,000 feet long. Some of the fills are of 50 feet and more, and some of the cuts even deeper than that. It is in then: places that the rockmen are working at present, and they are making a record for driving work all along the line." ACCUSED OF GAMBLING Three Arrested on Complaints Piled in Justice Mann's Court-Preliminary Hearing Set. From Thursday's Daily. Warrants were served at an early hour yesterday morning on three men charged with violating the state anti. gambling law. The names were W. H. Donohue, James Carroll and H. G. Goutz. They were arraigned in Justice Mann's court and pleaded not guilty. Donohue was taken into custody on the strength of a complaint charging him with having conducted a game of draw poker in the Mint saloon, Feb ruary 11. He will have a preliminary hearing Saturday afternoon at Z o'clock. The charge against Carroll is that on February 8 he conducted a game of stud poker in a room in the second story above the Montana saloon. His hearing was set for Saturday morn ing at 10 o'clock. Goutz is also charged with having conducted a game of stud poker, Feb ruary 11 being fixed as the specific date when the alleged offense was committed in the Mint saloon. ESCAPES AWFUL DEATH Imprisoned Twenty-four Hours in Bot tom of Well by Cave-in, Herman Frankholdt is Found Uninjured. From Thursday's Daily. South Omaha, Neb., Feb. 13.-Af ter being imprisoned at the bottom of a 40-foot well, covered with earth for 24 hours, and receiving his air supply through an iron pipe, Herman Frangholdt, a well digger, was yes terday dug out and found uninjured. Frankholdt was digging a well near South Omaha Monday morning. Mon day night he failed to return home. Tuesday a search was made for him. The well where he had been working had caved in. Taps were heard on the gas pipe iron ladder which he had been using, and a conversation was held through one of the tubes. Frankholdt was protected when the cave-in occurred by the iron ladder, through which a supply of fresh air reached him. He kept up a continual tapping on the ladder, hoping some one would hear him. After eight hours' digging the man was released. Nothing will relieve Indigestion that is not a thorough digestant. Kodol eats what you eat and allows the mach to rest-recuperate-grow ain. It is a corrective of eat efficiency. Sold by Chapple .Dru ` any , 7ý De ,Kitt' T e Eb ~ erts ,ure"pills, 'Cap -Qgi CS1J$JGare t<,tds ºý ada, New Foundland, Cuba or Mexico for one year was retained The cm ferees retained also the house pro" vision exempting from the payment of the head tax persons arriving in Guam, Porto Rico or the Hawaiian is. lands, but this does not permit such persons to migrate to the Unste i States and avoid paying the head tax The house had included the Phi!!ii pines in this provision, but the ccc ferees made an exception of these islands. There were a few other points in dispute, bhit between the contfe ence committees there was no difficut ty in reaching an agreement on otxer features favorable. The matter of steamships provid ing space was argued to some extent. The amendment agreed upon provides for space as follows: "On main deck next below, 18 clear superficial feet of deck and upon the second deck below the main deck, 20 feet each." The report was laid before the sen ate by Senator Dillingham, chairman of senate committee on immigration. Objection was made to its immediate consideration, and it went over until tomorrow. The president is given authority to enter into negotiation with any coun try for the regulation of immigration between that country and the United States. READY FOR THE FEBRUARY TERM MANY CASES ON CALENDAR OF a THE DISTRICT COURT. JUDGE FOX ARRIVES Stipulation for Dismissal Filed in Damage Suit of Paul McCoeck and D. Mcintosh Against E. J. Auge, C. M. Campbel and Yellowstone Labor Assembly. From Thursday's Daily. Judge Sidney Fox arrived from Red Lodge last night and will pre side at the February term of the dis trict court, which opens here this morning. The calendar is an unus ually long one, containing a total of 222 cases, including 27 criminal act ions, 114 civil suits and 81 probate matters. In the action of Paul McCoeck and D. McIntosh against E. J. Auge, C. M. Campbell and the Yellowstone Trades and Labor assembly for al leged damages arising from the arrest of the plaintiffs on a charge of violat ing the eight-hour workday on public buildings, stipulation was filed in the district clerk's office yesterday for dis missal, with prejudiceto the beginning of another suit, which means that the action cannot be renewed. During the labor troubles in Billings last summer it was claimed by rep resentatives of the unions that Me Coeck and McIntosh worked more than eight hours a day on a school building then in the course of con struction and they were prosecuted. Since that time the fight between the Citizens' Alliance and organized labor has been dropped, and the legal doc ument filed yesterday is only an echo of the former differences. Demands Decree of Divorce. Lelia Connick instituted divorce proceedings against George W. Con nick. The husband is accused of ha bitual inemprance, his habits in that respect having forced Mrs. Connick and her daughter to leave home, ac cording to allegations of the com plaint. It is also stated that Connick owns 320 acres of land in the Yel lowstone valley and 72 shares of cap ital stock in the Big Ditch company, the whole valued at $24,000. The wife asks for an equitable division of the property and a decree of divorce. The couple were married at Glendale, Mont., June 30, 1880, and have three children. DIXON SUCCEEDS CURTIS. Washington, Feb. 13.-Speaker Can non today appointed Representative Dixon of Montana to a place on the committee on Indian affairs of the house, vice Mr. Curtis, resigned. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Favorite. "We prefer Chamberlain's Cough! Remedy to any other for our child ren," says Mr. L. ,J Woodbury of Twining, Mich. ."It has also done the worl for us in hard coatdsnd croup, and we take leasure~ia recommending it.". For ±e by all drUggist5. Latest. Aesa in ,Job Prlag at the - tt. "Ce. MANY ARE CONVERTED Revival Meetings Now Being Held at the Methodist Church Are Meeting With Great Success. From Wednesday's Daily. The revival services that are being held at the Methodist church in this city, under the direction of the Rev. John W. Bennett of Bozeman, are meeting with great success and con versions' are being made at every meeting. Rev. Bennett last evening preached on "Christ Receiving Sinners" and was listened to with rapt attention by the large audience present. The meetings will be continued for some time. Today at 3 o'clock a special meeting will be held at the church parlors while the regular meeting will be held at 7:30 o'clock in the evening. There will be special music at all of the evening services and a cordial invitation is extended to the general public to attend all of the services. GREAT INTEREST TAKEN Many Seek Peace at the Revival Meetings Now Being Conducted at Methodist Church in This City. From Thursday's Daily. Last night's meeting at the Metho dist Episcopal church was one of the best of the series from the standpoint of interest and results. Six persons sought peace at the altar. The Rev. Bennett preached a clear, convincing sermon that convicted deeply of sin. His messages are helpful in that he does not preach an easily-accepted gospel. There is but one way and that is the way of the cross. Men and women are being saved each night. While there is plenty of enthusiasm, there is an absence of excitement. The christian people as well as the unsaved are getting a rich blessing. The christian people are being equip ped for service. The Rev. Bennett will speak this afternoon at 3 o'clock, and tonight at 7:30. There will be special music. All are cordially invited. PROTEST AGAINST LEASING. Denver, Colo., Feb. 13.-The Den ver Real Estate exchange today adopt. ed a resolution calling on the Colo rado representatives in congress to make representation to the federal au thorities looking to delay of action on the proposition of the segregation of unclaimed public land under a system of leasing. The opposition of the exchange is primarily against the classification of this land as grazing or agricultural land, such as classifi cation, it is declared, cannot be accur ately established at the present time. STEALS HALF MILLION Directors of Savings Bank of New Britain Issue Statement Concerning Treasurer's Defalcation. New Britain, Conn., Feb. 13.-More than half a million dollars worth of securities were taken from the vaults of the Savings Bank of New Britain by the missing treasurer, William F. Walker, according to a statement is sued today by the board of directors of the institution. There is left a surplus 'of about $143,000 above the amount' due to de positors. The directors believe the greater part of the securities will be recovered. Mayor George M. Landers has sent a letter to Gov. Woodruff asking that Commissioner Kendall The removed from office on the ground of neglect of duty and incompetency. He points out in his letter that when Mr. Kendall began an examination of the affairs of the bank last Thursday, Treasurer Walker on a plea of illness, left the bank and Commissioner Kendall did not continue his work, but returned to his home to await Walker's conven ience, knowing at the time that the latter did not return home that day. NEW COAL LAW BILL House Committee Agrees on Compro mise Measure-Falls Short of Presi. dent's Recommendation. Washington, Feb. 13. - A compro mise on the public land bill was finally agreed upon today by the house com mittee on public lands. and recom mended for a favorable report. It falls far short of the program Presi dent Roosevelt outline(. for the with drawal of all coal la; ds from entry and the leasing of suca lands. instead of selling them. In the bill agreed on the coal is re served under all land entereg under laws other than the coal land laws, with the exception of homesteads, pat ents for which ae issued without commutation ' ¾ ,The` is association of ve patents to v $,. 0 'has been ens MURDERED IN PRISON. Moundsville, W. Va., Feb. 13.-Lot tie Hawkins was stabbed to death with a pair, of shears in the female ward of the penitentiary last night by Ada Cross, a notorious convict. Both women were federal prisoners sent here from the District of Columbia. ROBBERS LOOT BANK. Hillsborough, Ind., Feb. 13.-The safe in the Citizens' bank at Yeddo, 12 miles from here, was blown open ear ly today by five men, and $1,200 was secured. The front of the building was torn out. The robbers escaped. A RAISE FOR SOME Western Union Company Announces Ten Per Cent Increase in Wages of Operators at Principal Offices. New York, Feb. 13.-An increase of 10 per cent in the salaries of tele graph operators at the company's principal offices throughout the coun try was announced by the Western Union Telegraph company today. The increase in salaries was made in a letter from R. C. Clowry, president of the company, to the general super intendents, B. Brooks, New York; T. P. Cook, Chicago; Frank Jaynes, San Francisco, and J. Levin, Atlanta. The letter reads as follows: "This company has received peti tions within the last 60 days from 16 officers in the west and southwest asking for an increase of 10 per cent in the salaries of employes. These petitions have been given careful con sideration, bearing in mind that the company did not discriminate in favor of a few offices, but that any action taken should be general. In this con nection it has been necessary to con sider the enormously increased cost of all kinds of telegraph material, which in many cases has been from 50 to 100 per cent, while the tariff rates on messages and other traffic are very low, in view of the demands of the public for ever increasing facilities and more rapid service. In fact, many of the rates are relics of former ruin ous competition and are unprofitable. Notwithstanding these facts, the com pany has decided to increase the sal aries of operators at the principal offices throughout the country by 10 per cent from March 1. "ROBERT C. CLOWRY, President." Statement by the Postal. W. H. Baker, vice president and general manager of the Postal Tele graph company issued the following statement. "The Postal Telegraph company has always paind as gool or better wages than other tele graph companies. We shall certainly pay living wages and we shall do as well, if not better, by our employes than any other company. The fact is that we have been increasing the sal aries of our employes right along and shall continue to do so. "The Western Union has undoubt edly been influenced by the policy of this company in steadily increasing in dividual salaries and by a knowledge of the fact that the Postal company has under favorable consideration the readjustment of Its scale of wages at points where changed conditions have resulted in equalities. "This 'company has received re quests from about five or six of its offices for a readjustment of the wage scale, and has complied with there quest in all but one or two cases, now under consideration. We have had no controversy with our employes nor have concerted demands or threats been made by them. "The company retains the friends ship of all its men. We have en deavored to pay them fairly an< in re turn have expected and received faith ful and efficient service." APPEAL TO PRESIDENT. Operators Would Like Settlement of Differences With Company. Washington, Feb. 13.-President Roosevelt today received a dispatch from a representative of the telegraph operators who were threatening to strike in Chicago, inquiring whether anything could be done towards set tling the differences arising between the Western Union company and its operators at Chicago. President Roosevelt turned the mes sage over to Commissioner Nell, of the labor bureau. It was said at the White house that as the strike had not taken place, there was nothing to be done at this time. BACON STILL OBJECTS Georgia Senator Not Satisfied With Dominican Treaty. Washington, Feb. 13. - The new treaty with the Dominican republic which reached the senate yesterday, was the subject of consideration by the senate committee on foreign re lations today. Mr. Bacon' finds the new treaty objectionable on the same ground as the old because he con siders interposition in Dominican af fairs unwarranted. Wintry winds whined weirdly. Wil lie wriggled while Winnie wheezed wretchedl5'. Wisdom whispers, winter. winds work wheezes. Wherefore we write, "Use Kennedy's Laxative Cough. ,'." ,lpthing else so goo d by qlhappla Drug comipply. BUTTE PAPERS TIED UP Cease Publication as a Result of Strike by Pressmen. Butte, Mont., Feb. 13.-The Butte Miner, the Butte Inter Mountain, the Butte Evening News and the Anacon da Standard ceased publishing today, as the result of the pressmen striking this afternoon. The men demand an increase of $1 per day, which the newspapers refused to grant and rath er than Contest the issue with the DENIES HE IS A CANDIDATE ALDERMAN RADEMAKER NOT OUT FOR MAYOR. BEEN ASKED TO RUN Petitions Circulated in Behalf of Dr. Allen-Mayor Poster Is Non-Com municative-Frank L. Mann and C. L. Harris in the Race for Police Magistrate. From Wednesday's Daily. From the present indications there will be no dearth of candidates for municipal honors at the approaching spring election. At least two men are in the field for mayor and others may enter the race later. Petitions were in circulation about town yesterday for the nomination of Dr. Allen for chief executive of the city and, with the announcement of W. B. George's candidacy, it is certain that the campaign is on. Mayor Fos ter has so far declined to state for publication whether he will run again for the office. It was reported yesterday that Al derman F. X. N. Rademaker would be a candidate for mayor, but he de nies any such ambition. The Gazette called him up over the telephone last night and inquired if the report was true. Friends Urge Him to Run. "No, I have no intention of getting in race for mayor," he declared. "A number of persons have asked me to BILLINGS LUMBER CO. NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot) Building Material of Every Description. Agents for Carney Coal. RIGHT PRICES. i. J. THOMPSON, Manager. BILLINGS STATE BANK "Next Door to City Hall' CAPITAL - $50,000.00 SURPLUS - $10,000.00 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Bert G. Shorey, President A. H. Barth, Vice President. Chas. Spear, Cashier Henry White, Assistant Cashier. H. C. Bostwick C. O. Gruwell W. Hansord INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS Prompt Attention to Collections. Drafts sold payable in the principal Cities of the United States and Foreign Countries. New Accounts Solicited. FINEST HOTEL IN YELLOWSTONE VALLEY THE GRAND GEO. F. BENNIGHOFF, PROP. RNATEL non BILLINGS, MONT. A A PAID.U PCAPITAL - '' . - $ 150,000 SURPLUS - 30,000 DEPOSITS - - RCT 1,760,000 DIRECTOR S: P. B MOS S.4& JOBZIMMERMAN; j M: A. ARNOLD~ F' . &. REYN0LD,D '' "el Y>I B lu URI.. hntut Pat4 pidv TImin ,~u pressmen, of whom there are 12 In Butte and Anaconda, bulletined the announcement this afternoon that pub lication had ceased until further no tice. This evening there is no pros pect of a settlement. The pressmen are obdurate and declare they propose holding out for the increase. The publishers are holding a meet ing this evening. run; that is all there is to the report." Frank L. Mann and C. L. Harris are avowed candidates for .the office of police magistrate. Sheep and Cattlemen. We always have sheep and cattle to sell, or know where to buy them and also buy on orcers. We are prepared to hear from parties interested in live stock or ranch property. We make live stock a specialty. Your corres pondence solicited. Come and see us. T. 1. GILESPIE & CO., Belknap Block, Billings. ROBBER IS CAPTURED Ex-Convict Secures $800 From Hotel Safe at Forsyth and Is Arrested by North Dakota Officials. From Wednesday's Daily. Sheriff Webb was notified early yes terday morning that the safe of the American hotel at Forsyth had been robbed of a large sum of money ani he was requested to watch the in coming trains from the east with the view of apprehending a man by the name of Brady, an ex-convict, who was immediately suspected of the theft. From later reports it was learned that Brady had been caught at one of the small towns, just across the line in North Dakota and that $400 of the $800 that he had stolen hal been found on his clothes, while it is believed that the balance of the money was given to an accomplice. Brady has been taken back to For syth for trial. Dentistry. Dr. Selbrede of Billings is in Park City practicing dentistry and will re main about two weeks.