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SEMI- WEEKLY. . '
OL ,TY ou A .u s o No. 9,,,
VOL. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ '~ XI.BLIGYLO SOECUTMNAA USAMRH2.19 tetfr4
L · Alm nownu ostheWA
RUBBERS I
241I PAiIR CHILDREN'S AIlD MISES'
1 RUBBERS, TO CLOSE OUT,
....IAT 15C PER PAIR....
See the New Spring Shoes in our Window.
A few pair of Women's Alaska Overshoes, 50 cents.
John '. osekamp
"Famous Outfitter."
JAS. R. GOS,
LAWYER.
Office First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEO.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Office in First National Bank building, Billings,
Monta
ANDREW CLARK, M. D.
HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M
PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS.
Rooms 8 and 7, First National Bank Building.
Night calls answered at office.
O. F. GODDARD.
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office over First National Bank.
F RED H. HATHHORN,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office-Room 4, First National Bank Building.
Billings, Montana.
JOHNSTON & 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.
BANK
-) OF (
BIIIiNGS, IONTAIIA
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
ness. C lections promptly
made fnd remitted for.
4593
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL
...BANK,..
OF BILLINGS
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CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - 820,000
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A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT. Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier.
DIREOTORS.
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
O. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL,
PETER LARSON.
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Regular Banking, in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
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Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
The ew Store
SOF THE
Is the Most Complete
East of Helena.
4
Furniture,
Carpets and
louse Furnishings
of all kinds are our specialties, '
but we carry practically
*everything to
Beautify the Home
Our store is 5ox1oo feet and
our stock fills it up, so you
have a great assort
ment to select
from.
CO1E All SEE US.
Twenty-Eighth Street, rear
of Wardwell Block.
BILLINGS
Furniture & Carpet
STHOS. HAPPLe. COAr. J. CHAPPI.
THOR. OHTPPf
Captain of Volunteer Engineers
Makes a Discovery at
Ravana.
A SUSPICIOUS TUBE
Containing Large Copper and Smalle.
Wires Is Found-Connected
Mine Under the Maine.
Cincinnati, 0., March 20.-A local
paper prints a story that the location
of the keyboard, by which the Maine
was blown up in Havana harbor, has
been found by an American engineer
officer.
The story is that Captain Huston ol
the volunteer engineers, to whom had
been assigned the duty of, cleaning oul
the fortifications of Havana, had dis
covered in the gun room of Cuartel de
Foerst a wooden box hut in which he
found a gotta percha tube containing a
large copper wire and several smaller
wires. He also found evidences of a
keyboard having been taken away.
CAN'T HAVE FEES.
Attorney General Decides Against Polie
Magistrates and Marshals.
Attorney General Nolan has rendered
an opinion as to the legality of the fees
collected from the county by police
magistrates and city marshals that will
interest those officers, and says that,
while it is an injustice, the only
remedy for the officers is with the leg.
islature. He rendered the opinion in
response to a request from County Comn
missioner Beach of Helena. In the
course of his opinion the attorney gen.
eral says:
"Sections 4765 and 4769 of the Po.
litical Code expressly so provided, the
former section having relation to police
judges, and the latter having reference
to chiefs of police. It is true that the
code provisons, as such, prescribe feet
for committing magistrates and consta
bles, but even though those code sec
tions confer the right upon those offi.
cials to collect fees the sections above
referred to expressly. provide in the one
case that in all criminal actions or pro.
ceedings arising under the criminal
liws of the state, when a police judge
acts as a justice of the peace or com
mitting magistrate he must receive no
compensation whatever; and in the
other case it is expressly provided that
the salary provided must be in full for
all services, and that no fees, percent
age or additional compensation must be
given to or allowed him. It is true
that this latter provision might be sus
ceptible of the construction that nc
fees, percentage or additional compen
sation must be given or allowed him
for any labor performed, or any act
done for the municipality. The lan
guage, however, is not limited in its
scope, and the supreme. court of the
state, in a decision made r..sort time
ago, announced the doctrine that where
language is.general there is no author
ity to confine it to certain prescribed
conditions.
"Injustice may be done by requiring
those officials to perform duties without
compensation, but it is an injustice that
arises through legislative action, and
can only be removed through legislative
action. "
P" ILI..NGS BOY AT MIANILA.
Fred Soule Writes of the Fighting in the
Philippines.
Fred W. Soule, formerly of this city.
a private in Company B, First Idaho
volunteers, who is a brother of Mrs.
John McIntyr9 and Geo. Soule of Bill
ings, writes the following letter to the
former concerning the trouble in Ma
nila with Aguinaldo's horde of savages:
Manila, P. I., Jan. 9, 1899.-My
Dear Sister: As I know you are an
xious about me, I will write you a few
lines and let you know I am all O. K.
I have come out all right so far. We
have just come in from the field for a
rest and a change of olothes. The ball
begaq to roll Saturday night. Jan. 4,
at 8:45 and we have been at it ever
since, this making five days, so you can
see that what there is leftof us in about
played out. Our loss is about 200
killed and wounded and. the insurgents
5,000. besides 3,000 prisoners. Hun
ireds of them have come in with the
white flagand *the test of.the army
have put up the black flag, so now we
will show them no mercy, but give
them just what they deserve.
The battle of Porto Rico and Santi
ago was not in it wish this and no mis
take. As I haove to get ready for to
morrow I must olose. Will write you
a full aaopogt of it later. 'Got a long
letter today out on the battlefield from
G.eorge and ittdid me a heap of good to
Ret it. I amp as .uiasa .afp s
ever lived fob th t
75' -x ~a:a~i L
general calls us savages. This is all,
for I must get some rest. I am your
loving brother, Fred.
GOOD ACT' WELL REPAID.
Mrs. Ashcroft of Carbonado Played the
Good Samaritan.
Mrs. David Ashcroft, formerly of
Sand Coulee, but now of Carbonado, is
reaping the reward of acting the "Good
Samaritan," says the Helena Indepen
dent. Some time ago a peddler called
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ashcroft
at Carbonado and asked to be taken in
over night, and, although, he was a
stranger, his request was acceded to.
The next morning the peddler was
taken ill, and having no place to go to,
asked permission to stay where he was.
The family not only let him stay, but
Mrs. Ashcroft waited on him and saw
that he wanted for nothing. She knew
not whether he was rich or poor; all
she knew was'that be was a human
being in distress, and she found in the
end that she had entertained an angel
unawares.
The peddler lingered along for a time
and finally died, but before his death
made a will leaving all he had to Mrs.
Ashcroft. You can imagine the sur
prise of the family when it was found
that the estate was valued at $8,000,
all, or nearly all, in cash.
It is said that now-a-days when the
good people of Carbonado see a peddler
coming they prepare the best room and
meet him at the door with refresh
ments, and inconsequence Carbon coun
ty is overrun with peddlers of all
grades and conditions.
PARK CITY BRIEFS.
Spicy Callings from the Western Portion
of the County.
Special Correspondence of The Gazette.
Park City, March 18.-Baled hay is
being shipped from Park City. Mr.
Cowel has just finished loading hay
which goes to Bridger, Mont.
The recent storm, which hung on so
long, has been hard on our stock.
Rev. Maring and party returned
home this week from Billings, where
they attended the Bozeman distriot con
ference of the M'E. church.
A. Peck will return soon to his home
from Helena, where he has for the past
two years been attending the Moptana
Wesleyan university.
Harry Pottery, a nephew of Mrs. F.
W. Lee, spent part of the last week
visiting with her, but responded early
to an urgent call home, where he goes
to accept a lucrative position.
Mrs. Chas. Stoltz, nee Miss Etha
Peck, passed last week visiting with
friends in Billings and on her return
stopped here among relatives for a
time. Her old time friends are always
glad to welcome her home again.
Mrs. J. T. Sayles, wife of Under
Sheriff Sayles, was a Billings visitor
recently. Mr. Sayles came home on
last Saturday's delayed train.
Rev. Pope was in town not long ago.
Mr. Waugh is preparing to build a
house at once on his ranch near ,here.
As the season passes on ranches are
hauling out lumber preparing for var
ious kinds of buildings.
The Maccabees lodge at this place is
growing rapidly and members are en
thusiasito in the work.
A SERIOUS MISHAP.
Stage Load of People Upset Resulting in
Several Injuries.
'riday, while one of the coaches bf
the Billings and Lavina stage line,
loaded with people from Antelope sta
tion and Twenty-Mile was en route to
Herman Lehfeldt's ranch, it met with
an accident which proved rather serious
for several of the occupants. The party
was on its way to Mr. Lehfeldt's to as
sist him in celebrating his birthday and
when about one mile from the ranch
and while going down a sidehill the
stage upset just as it reached the bot
tom. The coach was crowded, on the
inside with women, while the men oc
cupied seats on top. The men escaped
without injury, but the women were
not so fortunate, Mrs. Mendenhall hav
ing her face badly cut and bruised,Mrs.
Geo. Ginn her collar bone broken, Miss
Bay a dislocated' shoulder. As soon
as the news of the accident reached
Mr. Lohfeldt's ranch, assistance was
sent and the injured persons conveyed
to the ranch, where they Were made as
comfortable as possible.
A FEE FOR FINAL PAPERS.
Those Who Take Out Final Citlsenship
Papers Must Pay $O.50.
Clerk of the Diqtriot Court T. A.
Williams has received from the secre
tary of state a copy of the law recently
passed by the legislature requiring all
those who take out final citizeabsip
papers to pay a fee of $9.50. No fee is
required for making application to be
come citizens. The law went into
efect Feb. 99, 1899, and is as follows:
"The clerk of the district court shall
collect from _ .every
TOO MICH FOR THEMI
Filipinos Fail in Their Attempt
to Surprise American
Troops.
OUR BOYS NEVER SLEEP
Which Aguinaldo's Followers Find
Out to Their Sorrow-Fili
pino Loss Large.
Manila, March 19, 6:20 p. m.-Some
of the rebels recently expelled from
Cavite and the small towns in the vi
cinity of Pasig combined forces and,
last night attacked a company of thei
Washington volunteers, a detached post
at Tagnig. about a mile and a half
southeast of Pasig. General Wheaton
immediately reinforced the Americans
with two companies each of the Wash
ington and Oregon regiments. The
post had held the enemy in check, and
the fire of the reinforced companies re
pulsed them, driving them across to an
island formed by the estuary. They
were thug in front of the Twenty
second regulars. On discovering that
tbey were entrapped the rebels fought
desperately, aided materially by the
jungle and the darkness, but they were
completely routed, with heavy loss,
after two hours 'fighting. The Ameri
cans lost two killed and twenty wound
-d, among the latter Lieutenant Frank
Jones.
"BEEF INQUIRY BOARD
Returns to Chicago After a Visit to West
ern Packing Houses.
Chicago, March 20.-The government
court of inquiry returned today and re
sumed examination of witnesses. It is
probable the court will remain in ses
sion in Chicago two or three days.
The greater portion of the witnesses
summoned are those suggested by
Major Lee. His list includes seven
names. In addition, Colonel Davis,
the judge advocate of the court, has a
list of several persons whom he pro
poses calling to testify before the court
leaves Chicago.
The first witness, Col. D. Jack Forest
of the Sixth Illinois, testified that at
Ponce he drew refrigerated beef* once.
It was pronounced bad and the board
of inquiry condemned it and it was
burned.
Capt. Edward J. Demick of the First
Illinois, testified that some canned roast
beef spoiled and was thrown overboard
on the voyage to Cuba. After the sur
render of Santiago about 25 per cent
of the refrigerated beef had to be
buried and about 25 per cent of the rest
had to be cut off and thrown away.
STAMPEDE 'TO ST. MARY.
Reported Rich Strike in a Mine On the
Blackfoot Reservation.
Great Falls, March 19.-Miners in
the city from the Blackfoot reservation
report that considerable excitement pre
vails there on acodunt of a rumored rich
strike of copper on Swift Current, eight
miles above the town of St.Mary. The
story runs that an eight-foot lead was
struck after a tunnel had been run
sixty-two feet, and shows four feet of
ore running 60 per cent copper, while
gang matter runs 25 per cent, and the
lead is believed to' be extensive. The
claim on which the strike is said to
SLinton Clothing
SCLOIING AND
-- RNISHING~ iSi
Everything of the Latest and Nobbie
Men's Wear.
HATS AND CPS Y
HBOOTS ·nDSH
The Best Sel
aºton C * .
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sing the jury.
have be ge 0..H. Loud sent
gan syn banged on the gal
Star at
been wo rson of the Northern
ence is in Billings yesterday,
stampede ent of the peopleJn i
Chotean Burst guilty of the
THE VAGRA!.TS ,,
The e ough Shod-Woman
the by a Man.
The ba
Manila aifew days the police
coadron ig uup the vagianti
sH on. view to clearing then
on. Trlb_ Yesterday twent
ago Tiu or and nAtionaltyt
Antonio, Te gbt in two hauls
The Haw lice Judge Mann;
died in Hon cunt of them
matory rheum acknowledged
A shooting bum." All
Ark., last Th e promise of,
3ausing seve:n king the "hot
The Californ
saturday, hts a1i~ber
Umnited t rgt
A syndica e
purpose of, ' ` j
'"Old HutchB, Tbh
brade operator in that
lake Geneva, e;;:ve
years.'d
Mr.a. Martr' seep
in Sing Sing: p0oh
Lojr*1ble im etna
and alsarlt o o qne
A series of y be the
stances approah ing the
eado. swept over
A score of people
injured. "
The Windsor a a *
was destroyed
persons are known t .
he flames, while who waas
missing. Ovr t engage
The gov o ther to
thbe seoretary 9 [email protected]
Statee troops
ities in presft tti w
several very throng
The strong impr
Caital, norths he
toted Thursday e r from '
by the Twentiethr ic of
cans lost seven t ii
rebel loss was em
Ex-Secretary J ' '
with pneumonia
and the United St
has been ordered p
take Mr. Shera..
him to the Unit i
It is said thats
has received priv
affect that the Fi!i
its last legs and"the~;t
ticipates the ooll9e
government and i
by Otis within a
The London Ne*
sensational Dreyfunt
that the formeri
Count von Mobee
prit who sold bot
secorets to the Gerin
ding that the Russia
self is convinced o y tl
Mountain ba$I S.Q:
recently threatens`i:,',
upon Iloilo;, "..t1 , y
with the loa
diller. Mw . ' eN's
of the California regim
tenant Colonel Dub
ordered to embark on
morrow, in order to ae
Bons of the tuwns of
on the east coast
Negros, where Colone
mand. This is only
aution, as Otis sate
pate trouble. <'"

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