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VOL. XIV' BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14. 1899
VOL. XI/ ., ... .
Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes
(lace), reduced from $4.oo 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 $1.25. These goods'arrived too late for the
Holiday trade, so will rush them out at this re
John D. losekamp
elothier, FuPnisheP add 5hoef
' PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
JAB. B. GOBS,
Office First National Bank Building.
H.E. ARMSTRONG. M. U .,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Office in First National Bank building, Billings,
A ANDREW CLARK, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
'Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank building,
Night oalls answered at office.
HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK; M. D., C. M..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
,Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building,
INight calls answered at office.
. 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. HARRIS.
Room 12, Belknap Blook, - Billings, Montana.
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Boom 8. First National Bank Building, Billings.
-) OF (
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
arplus and ProAfts, - 10,000
P. B. as, President.
H. OWLT, Vice-Pres.
S. F. OUR Cashier.
S. G. YNOLDs, Asst. Cash.
Chm. T. &Esb*e
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS - - $20,000
A. L. BAB(COCK, Pr sident.
DAVID 1PRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GORIGGS, Cashier
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
G. A. GRIGGO, ED. CARDWELL
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Depos t Boxes Rented.
Special Attentioi Given to Collections
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
The New Store
j Dliag r rniture
Is the Most Complete
East of Helena.
Hous, Farnishings -
of all kinds are our specialties,
but we cairy practically
Beautify the lomes
Our store is 5oxIoo feet and
our-stock fi Is it up, so you
have a great assort
ament to select
CORE R1 SEE US.
Twenty-Eigh Street, rear
of Ward e11. Block.
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GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED
The Bill Increasing the Powers
of the State Arid Land
THAT BOODLE MONEY
Will Probably Be Put to Use After
All-May Be Sent to the
Thursday-In the Senate.
The senate held a busy session this
morning. Six bills were passed, some
business transacted in committee of the
whole and the usual routine business
gone through with. The senate steer
ing committee that is to work with a
like committee of the house and gen
erally expedite matters during the re
mainder of the session was appointed.
HEobson's salary bill was made a spl.:ial
order for Tuesday afternoon, when it
will be considered in committee of the
The judiciary committee recommend
ed for passage senate bills 66 and 68.
Both were introduced by Myers. The
first relates to trials in justice courts
and the second requires county treas
urers to publish verified lists of licenses
collected at least twice a year in the
official county papers. The committee
on towns and counties reported for
passage Anderson's bill annexing a por
tion of Meagher county to Cascade.
Gruwell presented a petition from resi
dents of Fergus county living in the
portion of the county that the senator
proposes to have annexed to Yellow
stone, asking to have the bill. enacted.
They ask to haveall of Fergus county
lying south of the north line of town
ship 9'north of the Montana base line
segregated from Fergus and annexed to
Yellowstone. They represent that the
Musselshell is a bad stream to ford as
must be done by them when going to
the present county seat at Lewistown;
also that Billings is their trading point
and by far more convenient of access
Courtney presented resolutions passed
by the Silver Bow Trades and Labor
assembly protesting against the enact
ment into law of the bill introduced by
Geiger repealing the present printing
law, requiring public printing to be
done in the state.
Stanton introduced a bill to prescribe
the conditions under which foreign cor
porations can do business in the state.
Upon motion of Clark senate bill 26,
Hobson's bill reducing the salaries of +
obunty officers, was made a special
order for 2 p. m. Tuesday. The senate
transacted some business in committee
of the whole, Myers in the chair.
Senate bill 48, by Stanton, making 1
rent due a lien upon personal property,
passed the committee after some amend
Mahon's joint memorial in regard to
opening a portion of the Fort''eck reser
vation also passed the committee.
The committee rose and on the third
reading of bills the senate passed the
following: Senate bill 88, relating to
special road taxes; 89, relating to kill
ing fool hens, prairie chickens, etc.;
50, providing for the annual meetings
of foreign corporations, and 48, the
educational bill, that was torn all to
pieces yesterday in committee of the
whol, and concurrence in the substi
tute for house bill 20, relating to the
legal rate of interest, and house bill 16,
establishing free kindergartens.
In the Heouse.
In the house this morning the gam
bling bill, after an animatqd debate,
was ordered printed.
A number of petitions were read,
signed by oitizens and taxpayers of
Park, Yellowstone, Beaverhead and
Lewis and Clark counties, calling on
the members of the Sixth legislative
assembly to defeat the passage of the
gambling bill. Stookmen of Yellow
stone county ask for a $8 bounty on
coyotes and a $5 bounty on gray wolves
and urge an additional asseenment on
stookmnen to pay them bounates' Three
petitions were read urging the passage
of cooney's I and r bill.
Losekmng gave notice of a bill for
the relief of troop A, M. I. Ga
The eommittee on railsemdsand trans
poataton raeommemded the indefiite
e mem t c . H. sk reqairing
tlemnumMe samsro publish a
lis cithe tothe a isses to
whek h.t. dbS beean
a otY b L &
A hsut Nb ms
as were H. B. 188, relating to the
bonds of county officers; H. B. 54, re
lating to the dowers of chbildrens' home
societies, and H. B. 68, licensing cer
tain gambling games.
Cooney, introduced a bill at the after
noon session relatlng to town and city
Friday-In the Senate.
The senate this morning heard three
sens,6e and some house bills read the
first time and passed two bills in com
mittee of the whole.
Bills were introduced as follows:
S. B. 78, by Cullen, to protect own.
ers of horses and toWcause inspection of
the same. The bill makes it a misde
meanor to ship horses, mules, mares,
colts, foals or fillies from the state
without their having been inspected by
a stock inspector or the sheriff of the
county, who shall make a note of the
brands, keeping the same in a book pro
vided by the county commissioners.
S. B. 79, by Stanton, relathing to fire
insurance companies doing business in
the state to determine the value of
property totally destroyed by fire, to
regulate the removal of causes from
state to federal courts and to prevent
combinations to control insurance rates.
S. B. 80, by Gruwell, relating to the
granting of separate trials to defend
ants. The bill provides that when two
or more defendants are jointly charged
with a crime such defendants- shall be
jointly tried, unless the coout on good
cause shown, orders otherwise.
The senate resolved itself into com
mittee of the whole with Courtney 'in
the chair. Two bills upon the general
file were considered and passed.
These were two measures introduced by
Myers, S. B. 55, repealing the law pre
venting the garnishment or attachment
of the salaries of state and county offi
cers, and S. B. 57, repealing the law
taxing state banks and other loaners of
President Spriggs announced that he
was about to sign S. B. 49, defining
the powers of the state arid land com
mission, and S. J. M. 1, relating to In
dians wandering off reservations, after
which the senate adjourned until Mon
In the House.
A flood of petitions from various
parts of the state was presented urging
the defeat of the Garr gambling bill;
many of them were not read, but all
were placed on file for future reference.
The repeal of the bounty law was asked
for by citizens of Twin Bridges and vi
H. B. 124, relating to appeals to the
supreme court; H. J. M. 1, relating to
the Fort Peck Indian reservation, H.
B. 85, the i and r bill, H. B. 121, re
lating to the purchase of maps for state
offices and schools from Hibbard & Van
Hook, were ordered printed on recom
mendation of the various committees to
which they were referred. S. B. 21,
relating to fees for the issuance of nat
uralization papers, with amendments,
was concurred and placed on general
Paul and Day, chairmen of commit
tees of the whole, reported having had
under consideration a number of bills
and recommended as follows: That H.
B. 48, relating to an assistant 'in the
state land office, do pass; that H. B.71,
relating to the duties of county attor
neys, as amended, do pass; that substi
tute for H B 86, relating to surety com
pany bonds, as amended, do pass, and
that substitute No 2 be referred to the
judiciary committee with instructions
to draw up a new bill incorporating
various amendmets offered; that H. B.
42, relating to special constables, do
pass; that H. B. 88, relating to appeals
from the decision of the board of med
ical examiners, be indefinitely post
poned, and that H. B. 1, relating to
the rights of co-tenants, do pass.
The house then adjourned until Mon
Monday-In the Senate.
The senate convened this afternoon
with Vice President Cullen in the
chair. Governor Smith sent word to
the, senate that. he had appointed Hon.
0. F. Goddard of Billings to succeed
himself as a member of the state board
of 'eductation. The governor also in
formed the senate that he had approved
8. B. 49, increasing the powers of the
state land arid commission, and 8. J.
U. No. 1, in regard to Indians wander
Ing of reservations. The governor
a-ked the legislature to take approp
riat.aotion upon the heroic conduct of
the First Montana in the oampaign
agI;L'st the inseargents.
twIorelpotrts were submitted by the
ludiolary copmmittee upon 8 B. 80, in
regasit.o the joint trial ot erlimnale.
._h same eomnaItem reaommeuded
ua Setrum'.n'e ht In regau4 to abolib
lag the eea o sIe.ao ut reptoter
B, Mm a4M 84 oGumeaiesminwaa rses
muaied is the beam Ml sWeltlmto the
edank aN hlettLCess asd the 1t13
esmmisI to to the .th ee.ut
ALlks a i~dg atr ·e maa
The Americans and Filipinos Met
Again Last Wednes
THE MONTANA TROOPS
In the Thickest of the Battle-Enemy
Manila, Feb. 11, 2 30 p. m.-Early
today the monitor Monadnock and the
cruiser Charleston began dropping
shells into the rebel camp between
Caloocan and Malabon.
The enemy's sharpshooters in a
jungle on the American left had been
particularly axnoying since d'aylight,
so the Third artillery drove the rebels
out of the jungle at noon.
In the meantime a few more of our
men .were wounded. The loss of the
enemy is estimated at' fully fifty killed
and wounded to every American killed
Brigadier General Harrison G. Otis,
with his brigade,consisting of the Mon
tana regiment,'the Kansas regiment and
the Third artillery (regulars), acting as
infantry, advanced handsomely, push
ing forward in tle face of Filipino bul
lets as cheerfully as if they had been
snowballs. The enemy was utterly
routed and fled to the mountains. At
6 o'clock "cease firing" and "rocall"
were sounded. Thb troops were then
well through Caloocan and north of it.
MacArthur established his left at
Caloocan and strengthened his lines for
the night. By the capture of Caloocan
the control of much of the rolling stock
of the Manila Dagupan railroad was
The city is now quieter and business
is better than at any time since the out
break of hostilities.
The American losses yesterday were
three men killed and thirty-two wound
ed, among the wounded being the gal
lant Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Wallace
of the Montana regiment, a lieutenant
of the Second cavalry, who was shot
through the lung while leading a
charge across the open country. The
enemy's loss is very heavy.
The result among the Montana regi
ment is as follows:
Killed-Private Fred Hall, a mem
ber of the regimental band.
Wounded-Lieutenant Colonel R. B.
Wallace; Captain W. L. Hill, company
F; Privates Thomas Malo, company L;
Seth H. Dibble, company D; Everett
Metcalf, company B; Joseph Craft.
company F; Wm. J. Borthwick, com
pany G; Clarence Briggs, company H;
Henry G. Reynolds, company D; John
0. Bullan, company A; James W. Ken
nedy, company G; B. Belom, company
P; D. D. Babcock, company G; Carl
J. Peterson, company M: John J.
Campbell, company M.
Manila, Feb. 11, 6 p. m.-The heat
today knocked out more of our men
than did the Filipino's bullets, especial
ly in the lands north of Malabon,
where the Kansas regiment was sta
tioned. Fully a score were taken to
The railroad is now open to Caloocan
and supplies for the troops are being
forwarded by rail.
WIsnhiin 1 nnnIne ,,,Tt 1A
1Linton Clothing Co.4
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
HRTS XND CxPS '
BOOTS ND- SHOES
The Best Seleetl Stock ina el k Nstemr
partment received the following frs~r
Otis this morning: :
Manila, Feb. 11.-MaoArthur'se d|; i-..
vision is north of the Pasig river. Yeae
terday his left wihg (Otis' brigadeo22',2
made a partial wheel to the right, rest-.
ing the left brigade on Caloocan,i
whence the insurgents, who were in",
considerable force, were sharply drivent
leaving a good many dead.
The troops are in excellent conditiuon,;'~'
supplied with all necessities, The
hospitals, notwithstanding the wound-.in-,';
ed, have fewer patients bthan bfore the
engagements of the 4th and 5th instanýt. ,
Yesterday's engagement was mostýý`:s
suocessful. The belief of old residents
is that Aguainaldo will be unable to M
gather in future any considerable force..
Make total casualties 292.
The Park City Correspondent Reports
Special Correspondence of The (Gazette.
Park City, Feb. 11.-Rev. Maring
has returned to his home here, after
having been storm-bound for some time
with his Canyon creek congregation,
after closing his special meetings.
A hard-times social was given at-the
home of Wm. Mitchell recently foi the
benefit of the M. E. church. Owing to
the severe weather many were unable
to attend, but those who were in at
tendance report a very enjoyable affair.'
Mrs. F. W. Lee won the lady's prize
for hard-times dress and Eugene Peok
captured the gentleman's prize for most
strikingly arranged costume. Where
did he get the coat?
Fuel of all kinds is scarce in Park
City; at present writing nearly every
one is out of coal.
Cabot Thomas, the sheepman of Lake
basin, was in town Friday and reports
his stock as doing well. Mr. Thomas
is one who is thoroughly prepared for
the winter, saving on hand 1.500 tons
of hay, which, with the excellent care
he gives his herds at all seasons, proves
a good insurance on his sheep.
A pleasant party, we learn, gathered
last week at the First National bank
ranch, where P. B. Merrill, who has
charge of the place, was surprised by
the merry throng. Dancing was the
feature of the evening, and a pleasant
time was the result.
A masquerade ball will be given at
the Park City hall on the evening of
Feb. 14, which no doubt will be well
Stock throughout this vicinity are
being well fed and we hope to learn of
but slight losses.
A pushing piece of work, for here, a
novelty, too, is the way in whichl thou
sands of sheep, which have been' feedc
ing recently at the First National
bank's Lake basinr ranch, are being
moved to the railroad for shipmept,:
Three snow plows break the wajy,.fol
lowed by hay wagons from which the
bay is scattered and the sheep follow .
sbout as fast as could be desired, with
out any trouble. The first night out
bhey reached the half-way grounds-as" ,.
planned upon-a distance of- about .
Alfalfa hay sold last week for $8.50,
per ton here. Very little hay is for
sale at any price.
F. W. Lee has about finished his,
third successful year's general mercan
bile business since his return from St..
Johns, Mich., to this, .his old home in
Mlontana, where he has' from time to
time found it necessary to enlarge his.:
store room to accommodate the growing
The credentials of Brigham H. Rob
arts of Utah as a member of the Fifty,
sixth congress have been received by
lhe chief clerk of the house of repre
wantetivea anA nlan.A n- fil