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he Billings Gazette.
SElU-3aBIEEKLY. B. k sECKER, Prop. : LE. i.80AROMAN, Editor and Manager. .nteredsat the Billings Postofiee as Second Clasa Matter. Subscrtptton ates. ,One year,,in advance ............. 00 Six, months ....................... 1.50 Single copies.................... .05 FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1899. OUR ESTEEMED CONTEMPORARY. The Billings Times, simply because Congressman Hartman aided and abetted the party of negation and be cause Congressman-elect Campbell is a simon-pure democrat with strong Henshaw proclivities, rushes to the de fense of those gentlemen. The Gazette, last Friday, criticised Mr. Hartman be cause he voted to stultify the United States in opposing the appropriation of $20,000,000 to pay Spain for her inter easts in the Philippines. Our esteemed contemporary quotes the last paragraph of our editorial and, without giviig its readers any idea of what the subject matter was, proceeds to defend Hart man and Campbell and characterize as ridiculous the prediction of The Gazette that the next congressman from Mon tana will be a republican. It is one kind of journalism to thus pervert the editorial utterances of a contemporary-and there is another kind-but we will let that pass. The point we wish to make .is that the Bill ings Times. so far as hoard from, is the only newspaper in the country which has had the temerity to defend Hart man in voting for the United States to repudiate a solemn obligation. That, of course, is the privilege of. our con temporary, which belongs to the party of repudiation. But the inconsistency of the Times is shown in its statement that the re publicans tried to mislead tho majority in this state "into the belief that the gold standard was the one thing need ful for the already overburdened iax payer." That a is glittering generality, buat it is flatly contradicted in the lead ing editorial of the Times of the same issue, which truly says that "Billings is today the best business point in east ern Montana, and judging from the way capital is seeking investment here, mane of mhoney living at a distance have -caught onto the fact. In the next five years 10,000 people at the very least will claim residence within its confines, with nn tnllin- hum mnor mm. a,, Billings, presumably, then, is not under the gold standard. The bount eous prosperity which the Times so eloquently describes in the same article is peculiar to the Yellowstone valley. Bosh! The entire country is prosper ous, as the Times well knows. Capital is seeking investment, here and else where, which it was not doing while the democrats were agitating repudia tion and the payment of obligations in 55-cent dollars. But enough for the present. Our valued contemporary is a better newspaper under the new management, which The Gazette has noted before, brft if the Times is going to be consistent it should not deride the - gold standard in one sentence and glow ingly depict the prosperity existing under it in another in the same issue. WHAT IT DIDN'T 1)0. The Montana legislature adjourned last evening, but it will be several days before it can be definitely determined just what it has accomplished. The reading public has not been able to keep track of m Lny me'asures in which it is interested. .ah amedments and substitutes,! with the juggling of bills from ounerouse to the other, all of which mus. be finally acted on by the .governor,and the confusion incident to tbe/hiosing of the session, tle people iust be content to wait until the mass #' of debris has been cleared away. They know enough, however, to convince them that it has not been an economi cal legislature; that it has legalized prize fighting, practically surrendered to the gamblers, allowed the supreme court to be overridden by the corpora tions and disgraced the state by its ibpdle tactics. But the Helena Inde 1g6dent, good democratic authority, Ssummarizes what the legislature ar'a done: it is responsible for a few sins I as well as commission. S of the insane costing the onp-fourth of all its &l have been taken state control and man ; iu npte wards. oundi o ifke manner avilon . of a 8*sev SItr d adopted, to the end that ample revenue might be derived therefrom, both for the support of the state government and the several educational and reformatory institutions that are now only existing. Of course it was impossible to give proper consideration to all these meas ures during the short working period of the session and the friends of reform along these lines must be prepared to urge these subjects upon the next body of lawmakers. The democratic obstructionists in congress could not prevent furnishing President McKinley an adequate army to maintain the sovereignty of the United States in her new possessions, and now it looks as if a. bill will be passed to inaugurate the work of con structing the Nicaraguan canal. It is safe to trust this republican administra tion to do that which is best for the country, which is going to expand and prosper in spite of democratic obstinacy. Congress adjourns tomorrow night and time will prove the wisdom of follow ing the president's advice and fully maintaining his policy. As predicted by this newspaper, the lower house of the Montana legislature has refused to remove the circle from the head of the official ballot. The statement in the senate, that such ac tion would result in the loss of 10,000 votes to the democrats of this state, was too much for the democratic house. It was determined to stand by the voters who carry placards to the polrs bearing the inscription, "I cannot read or write the English language, but want to vote the straight democratic ticket." Elim inate this element from. the democratic party of Montana and it would be a hopeless minority. Grover Cleveland, according to the eastern papers, was to launch his presi dential boom in New York last Wednes day night at a meeting of the Demo cratic club in that city. The Gazette remarked some time ago that Cleveland stood as good a chance for the demo cratic presidential nomination as Mr. Bryan, and if either of them should suc ceed in being elected, Cleveland would do the country less harm. Germany has withdrawn her war ships from the Philippines. announcing that she is willing to entrust the pro tection of German citizens on the islands to the United States. In other words, Germany has been compelled to come down from her high horse and there is now no nation on earth that cares to question the sovereignty of Uncole Sam in the Philippines. SHALL SHEEP LOSSES. Philllp I. Moiule Discusses the Stock Sittu ation In Northbeastern Montanua. Philip I. Moule of Bercail, in Meagher county, near the Fergus coun ty line, was in the city yesterday, says the Butte Miner, being called to testi fy before the United States grand jury. When Mr. Moule reached Butte he felt as though he were rather a long way fromn home as the route lie traveled in cluded an eighty-five mileo stage drive to Billings, where he took the cars. Mr. Moule is one of the prominent sheepmen of northern Montana. He said yesterday there had been reports o heavy losses among the flocks, but ue thought the rumors were .eatly q;er drawn. He said he had heard of 'large losses in southern Montana' more particularly over the sta line in Wyoming, but in all that, wide area north of the Yellowstoye the losses would not be more than pjer cent. He said he had no~ taken so much interest in cattle, not owning any con siderable number hVmself, but as far as he had learned t ese losses had not been large, but if there is bad weather this month stoq. will suffer. March is always a critical month with cattle, as by that time' cows have generally got pretty thi and are inclined to be weak. ..- "'WeDS UP FOR AMERICA. A Iillinge Lady. Visiting in Germany Disputes with An Officer. J. C. Buns, bartender at the L. & L. saloon, received a letter this week from his wife, who is visiting in Flensburg, Germany. In the leter Mrs. Buns spoke about attending a masquerade ball at which were present the officers of the German warship "Blucker." When it was learned that she was from America and could speak English, quite a dis cussion arose between herself and one of the officers in regard to the recent Spanish-American war. The officer said America had showed itself very small in the war and that Germany could whip America and would do it some time. Mrs. Buns was not to be outdone by any German and made a brave little stand for America-her home-saying that when Germany tried to whip us, we would swallow it and its soldiers alive. The little lady commenced to realize that if her con versation had been overheard she would be imprisoned for lose majeste, so she refrained from further comment. Governor Smith Monday appointed Randolph Thompson state land reigster, an office created by the Sixth legislative asembly last week. The appointment was unanimously confirmed by the state board of land commissioners. Mr. Thompson has for more than a year been clerk in the state land office. The new law gives him added responsibil Ities, which his long training and ex slluet service qualifes him to ansume. ADIJOURNS SINE DI Continued from Flrs' Page. tional capitol bonds, were indefinitely postponed. Under suspension of the rules, H. B. 188 and IH. B. 189, relating to the con-, stitutional amendments before the peo pie last fall, were considered engrossed and placed on the calendar for. third reading. The amendments made in the senate to house substitute for S. B. 38. relat ing to a special road tax, and H. B. 183, legalizing prize fighting, were concurred in as was substitute for H. B. 5, relating to theelection of road su pervisors. S. B. 101, fixing the compensation of justices. and S. B. 65, reducing the legal rate of printing, were' read and referred to the proper committees and the house recessed till 2 o'clock. The bil;s gonsiderd in committee of the whole yesterday were then taken up and under suspension of the rules, read for the third time by title only and passed as follows: H. B. 66, providing for no posting of attachment notices; H. B. 146, providing for the appoint ment of deputy state officers; H. B. 118, reducing the bonds of treasurers; H. B. 49, relating to the collection of property taxes; substitute for H: B. 174, relating to the recovery of placer claims; H. B. 44, providing for the col'. lection and disbursement of an insur ance company tax; H. B. 188, to amend the -constitution relative to the supreme court; H. B. 189, to amend the constitutron relative to county com missioners; substitute for H. B. 139, attaching property by sheriffs; H. B. 46, reducing the rate of interest on state warrants; substitute twb for H. B. 36, relating to bonds of officers and other bonds; H. B. 17, providing a re lief fund for firemen: S. B. 88, making gambling a misdemeanor. The joint committee appointed for thepurpose of fixing a time for ad journment recommended: First-That the house recess at 6 o'cpck and do no business thereafter, except receiving reports of enrolling committee, signing of bills .by the speaker and acting on such business as may be communicated from the senate. Second-That the house reassemble at 8 p. m., to receive reports of the en rolling committee and communications from the senate and when all bills have been enrolled and signed by the speaker the house shall adjourn sine die. Third -That the senate shall remain in session a sufficient length of time after 6 p. m. to dispose of all house business completed by the house and urdered transferred to the senate pre vions to 6 p. m. Fourth-That the senate shall take ap no business except house business after 4 p. m. Fifth-That the senate shall reassem ble at 8 p. m., to receive reports of the enrolling committee, commanieations from the house, and in order to permit the president to sign bills. Sixth-That both house and senate shall adjourn sine die as soon after 8 p, in. as all bills have been reported hfcok from the enrolling committed and signed by the presiding offip.rs of each house. Bills signed by tbhepeaker were: H. B. 2, relating to ' Hness fees in justice court; H. B. 18, dannexing a portion of Meagher t4 Cascade; H. B. 137, to provide for/the support of the state for the yea 'd 1899 and 1900; H. B. 156, apprrriating money for the payment of 'jertain persons in disbarment case of Wooth and Wines: H. B. 157, appropri ating money for the payment of Dom. inick Cavanagh; H. B. 162, appropriat ing $577,000. to state institutions; H. B. 164, appropriating $8,000 for a new heating plant for state reform school; H. B. 165. appropriating $6,000 for incidental expenses of the Sixth legisla tive assembly; H. B. 188, legalizing prize fighting; H. J. M. 3, the free homestead act; H. J. M. 3a, relating to the creation of the Tenth judicial district, and H. J. M. 6. relating to the irrigation of arid lands. THEY ALLOW BILLS. Tihe School Board Transacts Usual Rou tnle of Business. The regular monthly meeting of the Billings board of education was held Wednesday night in the First National bank rooms, with five out of seven members present, those responding to roll call being President Goss, Moss, Allen, Spear and O'Donnell. The only business transacted of any importance was the allowance of the following bills in addition to the regular February salary (of teachers and janitors: Chapple Drug Co., supplies....$ 5 90 Toole & Vaughan, coal........ 9 05 Geo. Soule, plumbing ......... 1 00 Billings Gazette, printing...... 9 25 Lieberg, Holmes & Calhoun, supplies .................. 5 25 Ira L. Whitney, salary as clerk, etc........ .......... . 26 00 Donovan & Spear, fuel........ 64 01 Chicago Laboratory Supply Co., laboratory supplies.......... 20 64 The board thoreupon adjourned to meet pert Monday night for the purpose of hearing the semi-annual report of the principal, part of which we publish in this issue, and fixing the date for bold. ing the school election. HARD TO GET JURY. Two Venares Exhausted in Effort to Pro cure a Jury in Hurst Case. The district court at Glendive has adjourned until March 9, -after two venires had been ex'hausted in a fruit less effort to procure a jury to try Joseph Hurst, obharged with the murder C of Sheriff Dominick Cavanaugh. Sixty. three talesmen have been examined and of these eleven are liable to serve as g jurors. Another venire of fifty has beaen h lssued returnable March 9, at which E time the effort to secure a jury will be renewed.' Owing to the fact that Hurst is well known in Dawson county and thie-gen erdl interest in the case it appears to be difficult to secure twelve men who are unbiased for or againtt the defendant. There is quite an arvay of counsel in the case and the trial promises to be one of the most bitterly contested of any tried in eastern Montana in years. LATE NEWS IN BRIEI~F. Pope Leo was takeb suddenly ill the first of the week. The battleship Oregon sailed from Honolulu Feb. 20, bound for Manila. The Rome correspondent of the Lon don Daily News says he learns on reli able authority that Archbishop Ireland will be created a cardinal at the next consistory. The conference report on the bill au thorizing governors of states to be re imbursed for expenses incurred in rais ing and equipping the volunteer army was agreed to in the senate yesterday. Colonel W. C. Johnson of Cincinnati, seirior vice-president of the National G. A. R., will in all plibability be the successor of the late Colonel 'James A. Sexton, commarider-in-chief of the grand army. The commission of George Dewey to be admiral in the navy has been made out at the navy department and sent-to the White House to be in readi ness when the bill creating the office of admiral is signed by the president. The president yesterday sent these nominations to the senate: Naval Con structor Richmond P. Hobson, to be advanced ten numbers, from No. 1 on the list of assistant naval constructors to be No. 8 on the list of naval con structors, for extraordinary heroism. Also a few minor promotions in the army. Commander Taussig of the Benning ton is the first American governor of Guam. The American flag went up over the new possession at 10:30 a. m. on February 1. It was raised over Fort Santa Cruz, in the harbor of San Luis d'Apra, the main harbor of Guam. The paymaster of the Bennington is the United States collector of revenues for Guam. Everything is quiet and order ly. The American flag was also raised over Wake island by Commander Taussig. - GRACEFULLY WITHDRAWS. (German G(overlnnent Takes Its Ships Away from Philippile Islands. Washington, Feb. 28.-The Germlan government has set at rest effectually the rumors of an intention on its part, directly or indirectly, to embarrass the United States in the Philippine islands, and has given a signal manifestation of its desire to promote the most cordial. relations between Germany and the United States, by ordering the with drawal of all vesseFs1p9'its navy from Philippine y.-ters and placing the lives and proppyty of its subjects there under the prC~tection of the United States gov .sirmenut. This action is regarded as a master-stroke in diplomacy by which will be removed all possibility of a clash between German and American interests in and about Manila, and gives notice to all the* world, and es pecially to any Americans who enter tained any suspicions of sinister designs by Germany, of the wishes and pur poses of the German empire to cultivate the frienriship of the United States. Governor Smith has pardoned Henry Brett, ex-assistant clerk of Helena, who is serving a ten-year sentence in the penitentiary for forging a large amount of city warrants. Wed4esday, IarFeh 8 A LAUGHING BOOM! FIRST APPEARANCE OF EVERRBODY'S FAVORITE L. R. STOCKWELL -IN SAN - Js IRRESISTIBLY FUNNY COMEDY Midnight Bell DEPICTING LIFE IN NEW ENGLAND 18-A SELECTED COMPANY--18 REALISTIC PRODUCTION SPECIAL CAR OF SCENERY 26-CAILDREN-26 Direction of ALF ELLINGHOUSE. COURT HOUSE PROF. G. COZENS PIIIIWl001GICAR SPECIRhlIST of Fowler & Wells Institute, New York, will give a course of four illustrat ed. lectures on Phrenology and Kindred Sciences, commencing Wednesday Evening, Mareh 1st, at 8 o'clock an continuing all the week. Admission free till notified. Collection. Everybody invited. Private examinations and Charts given, and Photographs read this week in Room 29, Third Floor, GRAND qýOEL Special / A Complete Attention Line of given to Perfumes, Physicians' Cobs and Prescriptions Brushes Day and Night ~ ." of all kinds. LIEBERG, HOLMES & CALHOUN _rUILDERS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR OWN IN T R EST AND I UY_ LUMBER !xv. -.YOUM AN Close Cutter on Every Class of Building Material. . Location-N. P. Right-of-Way, South Side, Billings, Montana A. L. Babcock Hardware Co. BILLINGS MONTANA. HARDWARE, WAGONS, IMPLEMENTS. Savage, Winchester, Marlin Rifles, Colts and Smith & Wesson Revolvers, Ammunition and Sporting Goods. STATE AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED CYCIONE. CAMERAS- AND PHOTO SUPPLIES. 1899 MODEL BICYCLES Yellowstone Valley Mills CONNECTION : IN OUR NEW STORE THE FINEST IN EASTERN 1RONTANA. PAUJI McCORM1ICI Co. Wholesale and Retail Grocers .and )ealers in General Merehandise. 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