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SEMN I=VVEEKI LY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 17. 1899 NO `9 RUBBERS RUBBERS 1zI PAIR oHIDRE"''S AND MISSES' RUBBERS, TO CLOSE OUT, ....JAT 15C PER PAIR.... See the New Spring Shoes in our Window. A few pair of Women's Alaska Overshoes, 50 cents. JoIn o. osekamp "FOmous Outfitter." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAB. R. GO88, LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. H. . ARMSTRONG. . ,U.. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DR. J. H. RINEHART. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Officoe in First National Bank building, Billings, Monta ANDREW CLARK, M. D. HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at office. .F. GODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Oflioe over First National Bank. iRED H. HATHHORN, A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. ffiee--Room 4, First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. -OHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18, Belknap Block. CHARLES L. HARRIS, LAWYER. Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. A.FRASER, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Room 8. First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST NATIOALi BAThNK -) OF ( BILdINGS, MOITANRA Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 Surplus and Profits, - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres. S. F. MoRSE, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDS, Asst. Cash. DIRECTORS: Chas. T. Babcock, Jos. Zimmerman, H. W. Rowley, G. W. Woodson, P. B Moss. Transact a general banking busi tress. Collections promptly m a;kdei4*lp utted4 t, 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BANK... OF BILLINGS, -0-- CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 --o- A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pree. G. A. GRIGGB, 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. -o Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange The $ew Store I OF THE iins Furniture [ Is the Most Complete Eaist of Helena. Furniture, i Carpets and House Furnishings e of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautify the Home J Our store is 5ox1oo feet and our stock fills it up, so you 4 have a great assort ment to select from. CORE A$D SEE US. I Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILLINGS Iurnituie & Garpet COMPANY THOS. CHAPPLE. CHAS. J. QPAPPL5. TAKES A VACATION President Together with Mrs. Mc Kinley Go South for a Two Weeks' Trip. A MUCH NEEDED REST A Deserved Compliment Paid Senator Carter on His Work Concern ing Alaskan Territory. Z e8$1 Correspondence of The Gazette. $asbington, March 13.-President WKinley has not worked harder at any time during the last year than during the past week. He disposed of all the pressing matters of importance, in order that he might devote the short vacation he will take this week, at Thomasville, Ga., where he and Mrs. McKinley, Vice President and Mrs. Hobart and several mutual friends will be the guests of Senator Hanna, to get the complete rest he needs. Un less his present plans are changed there will be no speeches made on his south ern trip. He has got domestic affairs in good shape, and is satisfied that things are moving smoothly in Cuba. In the Philippines, 'General Otis has begun a campaign that is expected to result in the clearing out of Aguinal do's army and the placing of the islands on a peaceable basis. This campaign is to be as aggressive as the circumstances may demand, but there are grounds for the expectation that not a great deal of fighting will be re quired. and that negotiations conducted by the American civil commissioners will result in a great many of the ill advisqd followers of Agninaldo volun tarily returning to peaceable avoca tions; they have only to be convinced that Aguinaldo's statement that the Americans would kill all who surren dered themselves is false, in order to get them to leave him, and the com missioners think they can do that. The committee named by the repub lican caucus of the house to prepare a financial bill to be introduced as soon as the next congress assembled, whether in extra or regular session, held several preliminary meetings in Washington last week and decided to meet at Atlan tic City April 17, and to continue in session until a bill was agreed upon. A subcommittee, consisting of Repre sentatives Henderson, Payne and Over street, conferred with some of the re publican members of the senate com mittee on finance, which was given authority to sit during the recess, to ascertain the feasibility of joint action. Nothing definite came of the confer ence, owing to the absence of Senator Aldrich, chairman of the finance com mittee. But Mr. Aldrich will return from Europe in ample time to arrange for co-operation with the house caucus committee, and there is little doubt that he will do so, as far as he can. Mr. W. D. Rittenhouse of Sitka. Alaska, who is in Washington, paid the following deserved compliments: "The people of Alaska will never cease to be grateful to Senator Carter of Mon tana and Senator Shoup of Idaho for their splendid and unselfish work in behalf of our territory. In the closing days of the congress just ended these senators worked faithfully for the bill to give Alaska a penal code, and it was largely due to their untiring zeal, ably seconded by the persistent efforts of Representative Warner of Illinois in the house, that this sorely needed legis lation was enacted." Gen. Powell Clayton, United States Ambassador to Mexico, has just con cluded a visit to Washington, during which he was paid some unusual courtesies. He dined with President and Mrs. McKinley and with Senator and Mrs. Hanna. Consul General De Leon, at Guay quil, Ecuador, says on an important subject, in a report just made' to the department of state: "I confess that I have little hope of seeing United States manufactures 'sold to any great extent on this coast until we have an isthmian oanal. At present business is handi apped by the excessive rates eharged by the steamship lines--double, and in some cases treble, those from Europe." President McKinley has shown how sincere he was in saying when the Hull army bill was before congress, that if it became a law he would not enlist the full'number of men authorised for the regular'army, unless they were absolutely needed, by deciding to con ne the enlistments for the army pro rided for in the army bill that beeame a law to the regulars until further rotice, and not to make a call for the 5,000 two-year volunteers authorized by the bill at all, if the government ran get along without them, and his present impression is that it can do so. Phis is the man whom rabid democrats were onily a few weeks ago charging with a desire to oontrol a large army n order that he might Use it to destroy fhe libertle·.b the people. He 4eoline mlding a mamc t~ns. 1 nha o..4d .to .uphold the honor of the country, How many democrats will give him the credit he is entitled to for taking thiu stand, which is at once economical and patriotic? Before deciding whethei Cubans and Filipinos will be allowed to enlist in the regular army, the presi. dent wishes to get the views of Gen erals Brooke and Otis as to its advisa. bility, and they have been asked ti submit them. The work of bringing the volunteers now in Cuba home and mustering them out has already begun and is expected to be compileted by May 1. The military court of inquiry is now in Chicago, where it will make a thorough investigation of all the meat packing establishments, after which it will return to Washington and complete its work. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIO . Indian Department Announces ne for Position of Butcher at Cro Agency, The United States civil rvice com. -mission announces that it a desired to establish an eligible r ister for the position of butcher at e Crow Agency, Montana, at a sa ry of $600 per annum. No educati al test will be given, but applican . ill be graded upon their age, ch r cter as workmen, ex perience and p yiscal qualifications. This examination is open to all citi zens of the United States who comply with the requirements. All such citi zens are invited to apply; but atten tion is invited to the fact that in ma king certifications to fill this position preference will be given to those eligi bles who are legal residents of Indian Service District No. I (which conm prises the states of Michigan, Wiscon sin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyo. ring). Subject to this preference ap plicants will be graded and certified with entire impartiality and wholly without regard to any consideration save their ability as shown by the grade given them. Persons who desire to compete should at once apply to the United States Civil Service. Commission, Washington, D. C., for application blank (form 1098), which should be properly ex ecuted and promptly forwarded to the United States Civil Service Commis sion, Washington, D. C. - No application will be accepted un less filed with the commission prior to the hour of closing business on April 1, 1899. GENERAL STATE NEWS. The list of second lieutenants ap pointed under the army reorganization bill has been made public. They num ber 123. The list includes the name of Homer C. Rickards, son of ex-Gov ernor Rickards, second lieutenant First Montana volunteers, now at Manila. In response to an inquiry, from the state cuperintepdent of public instruc tion, Attorney General Nolan has ren dered an opinion to the effect that county institutes are to be instructed only'by b'ch persons as have certificates from the state board of education; also that she state superintendent has the power to fix the dates for holding the institutes. The Thomas Francis Meagher Memo rial association that was organized in Butte one year ago Thursday for the purpose of collecting funds for the erec tion of a monument to the renowned patriot, soldier and famous governor of Montana, has issued an address calling upon the people of Montana, especialy the pioneers, to assist in raising the funds needed for the erection of the monument. As Friday is St. Patrick's day the association deems it an appro priate time to urge upon all the assis tance the cause demands. Unless the figures that Governor Smith has had prepared respecting the state revenues and expenses for the next two years are faulty there is little possibiltiy of an extra session of the legislature for the purpose of enacting revenue laws. The estimates made show that at the end of the next year there will be no where near the deficit thpt was anticipated when the session closed. If the assessors do their part anlid keep up assessments the extra ses sion will not occur. In any event even if called it would not be called for the present and perhaps not until early next year. LATE NEWS IP BRIEF. Herbert Putnam of Boston has been appointed as librarian of congress. T·he president and Mrs. McKinley are spehding a couple of weeks in the south. The annual convention of the repub lican party of Rhode Island was held in Provideiloe Wednesday. The gov ernor and other state ofoeres were uninimously renominated. Maximo Gomez has been deposed by the Cuban assembly as general-in-chief of the Cauban army. The old gleneral politely stepped down and out, and now his supporters are raiding one big time over it. Tbhe war department officials are sat sieed that within ten days the problem of the disbandment of the Cuban army will be gttled. Then, if there is a fao tion that wasnts tronble with the nited Btaters. it will be Iknowa. VASA GREAIT VICTORY The Filipinos Were Utterly Rout ed by General Wheaton's Command. BODIES IN THE STREAM Hundreds of Prisoners Were Taken by the Americans-Our Loss Was Very Slight.. Manila, March 15, 4:45p. m.-Gen eral Wheaton, commanding the United States flying column, attacked and do. feated a force of Filipinos at Pasig this afternoon, inflicting a heavy lose upon them. The American loss was slight. The Americans captured 856 Filipinos. Many bodies of rebels killed in the engagement are floating down the river. 6:55 p. m.--Private Fornoff, Twen tieth infantry, was killed. Private Newman, Twentieth, wound. ed. Private Carroll, Twenty-second, wounded. Private Marshall, Twenty-second, wounded. Private Coombhs, Twenty-second, wounded. Private Rogers, Twenty-second, wounded. About 850 Filipinos surrendered at the town of Taguig to the Wsahington regiment, and 175 Filipinos were captured at Pasig by the Twentieth regiment. Our troops found 106 dead Filipinos and 100 new graves near Pasig. The prisoners were unarmed, and therefore, it is presumed, they ex ecuted their threat of throwing their arms into the river. Was Heavy Fighting. Washington. March 15.-The follow. ing dispatch from General Otis has been received: Manila, March 15.-Three thousand insurgents moved down last night to the towns of Pasig and Pateros -on the shore of Laguna De Bay, fronting Wheaton's troops on the Pasig river line. By heavy fighting Wheaton has dislodged and driven them back, taking 400 prisoners and inflicting heavy losses in killed and wounded. He reports his loss as very moderate. He now occupies these towns with sufficient force to hold them. (Signed) Otis. Greatest Victory for Some Time. London, March 15.-The Evening News this afternoon publishes the fol lowing dispatch from Manila: "General Wheaton has completely routed the Filipinos and has occupied Pasig, Taguin and Pateros. Several hundred of the enemy were killed and as many were captured. General Otis says this is the greatest victory since February 5. The Americans will now press towards Aguinaldo's head qunarters." A PUZZLING QUESTION. Attorney General Renders an Opinion on County High School Law. Attorney General Nolan has received rather a puzzling question from the county attorney of Madison county res pecting the interpretation to be put upon one of the laws of the late legis THE - SLinton Clothing Co. 4 CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HATS AND CHPS BOOTS AND SHOES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern * ", Montana. ,-< The Linton Clothin *UlCKrSR 77u Rl7iýýW W W`ýý7l~ ~ ~ ý lature. He wants to know aboriut 't substitute for Representative kamp's bill authorizing the establish_ ment of county high schools. Section 2 of the law makes the fol lowing provision for submitting to the' electors the question whether the in stitution shall be located in a certain. place designated in the petition of eledi tors: "Whenever 200 school electors 6it any county shall petition the board- of county commissiohers requesting the a county high school be established in their county at a place in the said;pe tition named, or whenever the county commissioners shall at their discretieon think proper, they shall give twenty days notice that they will submit the question to the school electors of said' county whether such school shall be 4a tablished, and at the place. specified, 't which election the schcol electors of the county shall vote by ballot for or against establishing such high school. The notices shall distinctly spefcify the city, town or district wherein it is pro posed to establish said high school." In passing upon the ma*ter the attor niey general decides that the only equit able way to settle the matter is to allow all.of the places that are candidates for the school to be voted upon whenever the commissioners so order. In the course of his opinion, he says: "No difficulty would be experienced in the procedure established by the law if only one place was designated as the location for this county free high school, but the law as to the course to be followed in the case of a plurality of applications is silent,. and it is largely a matter of conjecture rather than construction as to what. the legislature intended where compe tition existed for the location of this county institution. "Where a number of applications are contemporaneously made, or indeed,. where not contemporaneously made, but are received by the commissionern before the notices of a holding of elec tion is given, it would not be consonant. with justice to give preference to any one to the exclusion of the others, for the presentation of the one to the elec- tors of the county before the submission, of the others would secure to the one, presented an undue advantage over the others. I do not believe that the legis lature intended that favoritism should be practiced and that the county com missioners in the submission of the lo cations were given the privilege of practicing favoritism. The only just and equitable mode in the event of a plurality of applications would be the submission of all the locations to the electors at the same time. "It is true that the law does not ex pressly provide for this, but it is equal ly true that it does not expressly or ims plicitly prohibit it. My recommenda tion, then, would be that in the event of a plurality of applications,. that the commissioners should provide for an election, and in that election submit the different candidates for this honor to the electors, and the candidate re ceiving the majority of the votes cast should be entitled to selection for loca tion of the county free high school. The election should be conducted as that provided by law for elections of school district officers, and in the same ballot the names of the different can didates could be placed, for instance, as follows: "Shall a county free high school be established at A? " Yes. "No. "And so on with B and C, or with as many names of places as there are applicants. 'This is a reasonable and sensible procedure under the conditions presented, and I believe that the law would be legal and valid."