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SEMI-=WEEKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, 'MON'IANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1899 NO. 8 SHOE 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 markable price. John D0. sekamp elothieP, Furnisher and 5hoeP ,.------------- - -- -------- PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAS. B. GO8, LAWYER. 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, Monta 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. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. FRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office-Room 4 First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18, Belknap Block. CHARLES L. HARRISB, LAWYER. Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montanae A FRASER, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST NAPTIONAL BAhNK --) OF ( BIhItlGS, IMOITAINA 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 Joe. ZIWmeusu, IS U U p h b hat ~lrY~l11. a x" wný 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BANK.. OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -09--- A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. DIREOTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. ---0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. -0 Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange The Newu Store OF THE Blln1 i:: ii aC et Co Is the Most Complete East of Helena. Furnmiture, Carpets and House Furnishings - of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautly the Home. Our store is 5oxIoo feet and our stock fills it up, so you have a great assort ment to select from. CONE A$D SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILNINGS PCOMPVW mm wY-rI ST. VINC1NTS HOSPITAL Completed and Now in Charge of Sisters of Charity in Their Noble Work. 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 nearly $40,000. 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 drying room. 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 rooms. 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 the institution. 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 L. Linton. 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. BARTENDER ARRESTED 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 oasah, weasuia 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 Visits Billings. 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 as follows: 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 is absent." 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 manner: "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. §LOTHING AND F-URNISHIN"G Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. SHATS AND CXPS BOOTS nD SH0ES The Beat Selected Stock in all Rast ue Montana. Thorrr i' 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' 31 last." 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 ample justice.