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The Bill gs Gazette.
VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, 'MON'IANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1899 NO. 8
Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes
(lace), reduced from $4.00 to $2.50. Every pair a
winner and not an old or shop-worn one in the lot.
Ladies' Quilted Juliets, fur ,trimmed, brown and
black, at $I.25. These goods arrived too late for the
Holiday trade, so will rush them out at this re
John D0. sekamp
elothieP, Furnisher and 5hoeP
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JAS. B. GO8,
Office First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Office in First National Bank building, Billings,
ANDREW CLARK, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank building.
Night calls answered at office.
HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building.
Ro Night calls answered at office.
O. F. GODDARD.
Office over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHHORN,
Office-Room 4 First National Bank Building.
JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON.
Room 18, Belknap Block.
CHARLES L. HARRISB,
Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montanae
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billings.
--) OF (
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Mosn, President.
H. W. ROur y,'Vice-Pres.
S F. Moasu, Cashier.
S. G. REaNOLDS, Aust. Cash.
Cws. T. Babeo*k
IS U U p h b hat
~lrY~l11. a x"
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier.
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL,
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
The Newu Store
ii aC et Co
Is the Most Complete
East of Helena.
House Furnishings -
of all kinds are our specialties,
but we carry practically
Beautly the Home.
Our store is 5oxIoo feet and
our stock fills it up, so you
have a great assort
ment to select
CONE A$D SEE US.
Twenty-Eighth Street, rear
of Wardwell Block.
ST. VINC1NTS HOSPITAL
Completed and Now in Charge of
Sisters of Charity in Their
A SPLENDID BUILDING
With Every Necessary Comfort for
Sick and Injured-A Great
Pride to Billings.
The Sisters' hospital was comp d
a week ago and the Sisters of arity
have taken possession of t ame and
are attending to patien . This hos
pital, which wa desi ted as St. Vin
cent's, was co me ed last July and
although it wa have been completed
by December 1, was delayed until two
months later.) All Billings may well
take pride 'i this institution, for our
citizens have contributed toward its
completion and feel an interest in its
success. The, sum of $8,000 and the
site, one entire block of ground, was
freely given toward the erection of this
most worthy and benevolent institution.
The 86ilding is a magnificent and bean
tiful brick structure, two stories high,
with basement, and would do credit to
a city having many times the popula
tion of Billings. Its floors are of maple,
the finishing is of hard pine, while the
stairs are of oak. Although the con
tra9t price was $28,000, the building,
complete .with heating apparatus,
plumbing and furniture, will. cost
Few of our people realize the com
pleteness of the hospital from the base
ment to the top floor. It is well light
ed and ventilated, heated throughout
with hot water radiators and lighted by
electricity. Nothing essential to the
comfort of the sick has been omitted
and it is all made to have a homelike
appearance. The sewerage is excellent
and although a cesspool is caring for
the waste, it is hoped that ere long a
connection can be made with the city
sewerage. The basement is finished
with about as much neatness and exact
ness as the first and second floors. The
kitchen is a large room where all the
cookling and dishwashing is done. The
laundry room is a modern one, having
all the necessary details for such work.
There are the washtubs of slate, a fur
nace. upon which to boil the laundry,
as well as to heat irons and last the
The patients' dining room is a large,
well lighted and cheery place. Room
has been made for a seating capacity of
about seventy-five. It occupies the
south portion, off from the kitchen.
There is the Sisters' dining rooiim,
which is back of the kitchen to the
north. Off from this, across the hall,
is the store roo,., where all the eata
bles are kept. In the east end are two
large rooms which will be furnished
for patients, and are almost as desira
ble as any on the upper ficors. A
complete bakery is in connection. To
the extreme north is the engine room.
which supplies the heat for the build
ing, and is in charge of a competent
fireman. The first and second floors
contain forty rooms. At the north and
on the west side of the hall is the
operating room, the floor of which is of
tiling. This room is to be furnished
with operating tables and modern surg
ical appliances. Adjoining this is a
room of glass cases, in which are con
tained the surgical instruments. The
wash basins here are of the latest inven
tion, being so arranged that after a
surgeon's hands have been covered with
blood, he can wash them by using a
foot pressure, it being a well estab
lished rule that a surgeon must touch
nothing with his hands after once hav
ing commenced an operation. On this
floor are three lavatories and bath
The Sisters have a room which is
used for a work room, The west wing
of the building serves as a chapel,
where services are held each Sunday.
At present it is not furnished, but will
soon oontain pews and an altar. On
this afloor as wall e on the upper are
living closets, where all the bedding
and extra wearing apparel are kept.
There are al serving eloiose. A dumb
waiter runs from the kitdhen to thies
elooste. s that when a patient is too
tbe bre il to gto the dining rem
blament is brought to ,bim. Te ~ eat
ablbe see acaned em the dumb waiter lan
-news dishes and s e thea plased oe
aistmM al dibhs andI ishe to the
m. I. Itw. Qllp
ms Uluekashet ad Audew Clash
rl* t ihe. lkd agbie same. Insa sn
asuet. en this bee. wleb age
tond8 the Sbee ss U a hthe g T
Iutuusbemleeeemm the up
,mA beas8 is amntd
The second floor contains the wards,
which are in the north wing. These
wards are furnished with pretty iron
.bedsteads. On this floor, directly over
the chapel, are the Sisters' sleeping
apartments. Adjoining them is the
Sister Superior's private apartment.
Like on the first floor, are lavatories
and bath rooms, living closets and serv
ing closets. There are chute connec
tions on both floors, where the dust and,
laundry are carried to the basement in
separate channels. Convenient to the
wards is a coSy smoking and reading
room for the benefit of those patients
able to walk about.
The hospital is in charge of Sister
Superior Theodora, who has spent the
last twenty-five years in Gd's 'noble
work of caring for the sick and in
jured. For twenty years she was in
char of a hospital in Denver, while
t ast five years have been spent like
wise in Leavenworth, Kan. She is as
sisted by Sisters Bernedett, Ivo, Mary
Sylvester and Amadeus, all having ac
companied Sister Theodora from Leav
enw'orth. Their number will be aug
mented by about six others just as soon
as they can be spared from elsewhere.
At present there are nearly twenty pat
ients. The hospital received the con
tract for caring for the county sick and
these now number about fifteen. There
is a man nurse in attendance and as
soon as demanded another will be
added, one for day and one for night.
Unlike most hospitals conducted by
the Sisters of Charity. St, Vincent's
will permit any physician in the city
or section to send his patients to it and
also give any patient his or her prefer
ence of medical attendance.' This is a
commendable act and oie that will
strongly appeal to the sympathies of
all. The hospital will be free to vis
itors every day and the Sisters will take
pleasure in showing anyone throughout
It is expected that a formal opening
of St. Vincent's will be given sometime
in the near future, when the hospital
committee, composed of J. D. Lose
kamp, A. If. Babcock, J. J. McCor
mick, Paul McCormick, Drs. H. Chan
ple and J. H. Rinehart, the county and
city officials, the physicians of the
cities tributary to Billings and the
managers of the mines in Carbon coun
ty will be invited to visit the hospital.
Tickets for hospital attendance are
now on sale. These are good for single
men and single women, only, at $10
for a year, and if the holder of a ticket
is taken sick during that time, they are
given free attendance at the hospital
duoing such sickness.
ALLEGED FORGER ARRESTED.
Had a Cheek Cashed Last Spring by M
Early last spring, W. L. Linton c
the Linton clothing store cashed a ehec
for 822 for a man named Newmar
who was a sheepherder and pretty get
erally known around here. A few day
later .the check was returned to M,
Linton marked bogus. Since that tim
nothing had been heard of Newma
until a couple of weeks ago, when i
was learned that he was at Sheridan
Wyo., and was going under the nam
of Beals. The officers of that plac
were communicated with and a fre
days ago arrested their man, who re
fuses to come back to Billings. Count
Attorney Johnston has written to th
attorney general of - Wyoming to lear:
if he can secure a requisition from th
governor when so small a sum is it
volved. If so another alleged forge
will face Judge Loud at the April tenr
of district court.
For Assaulting Ben Balkwell, Who Wil
Lose an Eye as a Result.
Ben Balkwell was taken to St. Vin
cent's hospiatl last night at the sugges
tion of Dr.. Clark, who has been attend
ing him for a week. About a wee]
ago Balkwell visited Farrell's salool
on the south side and an altercation en
sued between the bartender, Antlon;
Cosgriff, and the former, in whiol
Balkwell was stnuck with something
inflicting some bad injuries on hi
face. The injured man will lose hi
left eye as a result of the trouble.
At the instance of County Attorne:
Johnston, Cosgriff was arrested las
night on a charge of assault in the firs
degree. He had a hearing before Ja.
tice Fraser and was bound over so thb
distriat raort in bonds of $500, whici
be is trying to secmre this afternoon a
we go to poes.
xosss oI imnu NOT LAR~I.
S Oaws A. A. Masds, the sheepima e
mhiMo GeO. A. Gislag is In.s
at a l ttr etmR. A. Xau Im.
'S-Ll- that a
ý "ft a l W lA
WILL BE ABOLISHED
Commission to Treat with Crow
Indians to Be Dissolved
After Next April.
DISCUSSION IN SENATE
Waxed Warm-Pettigrew .Assailed
Indiana Member - MeNeely
The people of Billings and this sec
tion, being interested in the contem
plated treaty between the Crow Indians
and the government pertaining to the
opening of a portion of the Crow reser
vation, will be glad to hear of any
pews in connection with the commis
sion. In a special to Tuesday's Stand
ard from Washington, Correspondent
Hosford reports the recent decision in
the senate in regard to the commission
The Crow and Flathead commission
fell with a dull thud in the senate this
week. Senator Carter led, the attack
against its continued existence and suc
ceeded in getting an amendment to the
Indian appropriation bilL which puts
the commission hors de combat. In
his remarks against them he said:
"This commission has existed since
1896. It is not efficient for the accom
plishment of the end it has in view
the negotiation of treaties with these
various Indian tribes. I believe that
this work can be more efficiently and
expeditiously done by special commis
sioners selected from persons who are
familiar with the work to be accom
plished than by a standing commission
continued from year to year as experts
in Indian negotiation."
Senator Pettigrew of South Dakota
also took a fall out of the commission
ers. He said: "The commission made
an agreement. with the Indians that
they would hold a council with them
next April or May, when the weather
gets pleasant again."
In answer Senator Carter said:
"The amendment proposing to' extend
the time of the life of the commission
to Jan. 1, 1900, was presented in be
half of the senator from Indiana, who
Senator Pettigrew then made a vio
ious attack upon the members, assail
ing their character, but Senator Carter
refuted it, coming back at him in this
"The. members of this commission
are estimable gentlemen, undoubtedly,
and is to the men personally I have
nothing whatever to say in the way of
criticism. Whatsoever they may have
accomplishbed in other sections of the
country stands to their credit according
to the testimony that may be borne by
the senators representing .the respective
states, but so far as concerns their per
formances in the state of Montana,
where they were commissioned and di
rected to negotiate with three distinct
Indian tribes, I feel constrained to say
that their work was inefficient, whoNy
unsatisfactory, and not to be continued,
based upon what they have attempted
to accomplish in the past.
'They spent the entire summer out
there without accomplishing anything
at all except to get up a misunderstand
ing between the Indians on one reserva
tion and their agent. That was done
by the chairman of the commission
!Linton Clothing Co.
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
SHATS AND CXPS
BOOTS nD SH0ES
The Beat Selected Stock in all Rast ue
coming to Washington, spendingg,
number of days in the autumna..d..
winter here, and explaining to the I.i
dians, by letter. and otherwise th~at
their agent had not been attending to
their business, and that he had secured,
by and through his own magniflcent
efforts, the recognition of certain
claims the Indians had against the gov
ernment which the agent had neglected:
"I do not anticipate any agreement ,
by or through this commission with
any tribe in the state of Montana be=
tween now and the 1st of April. I do,
not anticipate the consummation of any
agreement by and through them be
tween now and the 1st day of Novem
ber. I have suggested an amendment
which will clearly empower the seore,
tary of the interior to remove them at
any time, and I am perfectly free to
say, judging these men on their merits,
according to the record they have made
to my knowledge, if I were secretary
of the interior I would, remove them
the day after this bill passes and would
designate an inspector, as suggested by
the senator from Nebraska, to go out
and in a businesslike way negotiate
these desirable agreements."
Mr. McNeely in Town.
James H. MeNeeley of Evansville,
Ind., a member of the commission to
niake negotiations with the Crow In
dians for a purchase of a portion of
their reservation by the government,
spent yesterday in Billings, returning
to Crow Agency today, where 0. G.,
Hoyt of Beatrice, Neb., another mem
ber is at present. Mr. MoNeeley was
approached by The Gazette reporter at
the Grand and asked concerning the,
progress being made by the commis-a
sion, which is to be abolished April 1.
Mr. McNeeley said that the commis-:
sion had been delayed in its negotia
tincs on account of the bad weather'
and the slow progress in paying off to.
the Indians their annuity and some
back money. "Ifut we expect, in case
of good weather," said Mr. McNeeley,
"to make some rapid progress during'
the next few weeks of the commission'sz
life and after April 1 the work can bet
taken up by an inspector, who, after
what we will have accomplished, can
very well complete the negotiations.
We expect toccall a council and again
tell the Indians what the government
wishes to do. . It is necessary to do
this, as they have forgotten 'what we
said to them at the council on October'
Mr. McNeely commented upon the
action taken in the senate a few days,
ago toward abolishing the commission,
when Senator Pettigrew of South Da
kota attacked him. He declared that
the 'senator had maliciously villifled
him without provocation or justifica
tion. He also stated that the abolish
ing of the commission was= done in an
unfair manner, as it was accomplishing
as much as could be expected.
THE BILLINGS CLUB
Pleasantly Entertained the Wives and
Lady Friends of Members.
A very pleasant social event was held
at the Billings club Tuesday night,
when the members entertained their
wives and lady friends. The entire
evening was one continual round of en
joyment, the gentle en sparing no
pains in seeing to $ that their lady
guests were we en care of. Danc
ing and cards f ished the chief form
of entertai ment.? Music was furnished
by the Logas ily, including a violin
solo by Miss Fay. Vocal solos. were
song by Miss Denham and Mr. Damsell
and Mrs. Tompkins played a piano solo.
An elegant luncheon, prepared by the
Ladies' Aid of the Congregational
church, was served, to which all did