The Billings Gazette.
B. H. BEOKER, Prop.
E. L. BOARDMAN, Editor and Manager.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1899.
A FREE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.
The movement inaugurated in this
oity last evening to establish a Central
Free High School in Yellowstone coun
ty will, we predict, meet with the
hearty approval of the taxpayers. It is
a movement in the interest of higher
education and all the parents of this
county, we are sure, desire that their
children shall receive as liberal an edu
4ation as possible. Only a few parents
ar able to send their children to the
large colleges and universities and most
of the youth of this county must there
fore be educated at home. That is the
bject of the Central Free High School,
witch can be established in this county
without raising the present rate of tax
htton, the plan of bonding the county
being the one contemplated.
The location of the school depends
upon the vote of the taxpayers. Bill
bpgs. it would seem, would naturally
be the place selected, as it would ac
commodate a larger number of pupils
and is centrally located with reference
to the entire county. But this city, by
no means, would receive all, the bene
fits. The country school districts,
which are now necessarily deprived of
advanced educational facilities, would
be vastly benefited. Their pupils
would not have to pay tuition to enter
the high school, while those who can
out pass the eighth grade examination
required, could perfect themselves in
the Billings public schools without
compensation. The Central Free High
School would in no sense impair the
efficiency of the district schools, and
when the plan is thoroughly explained
to the taxpayers of the county we be
lieve there will be no opposition to the
establishment of this institution for the
higher education of our boys and girls.
EVHICH IS JEEFERSONIAN?
The question of Perry Belmont's de
mocracy having been raised by Colonel
Bryan. in his ungracious reply to the
invitation to attend the. New York
Democratic club's Jeffersonian banquet,
the New York statesman hits back at
the orator cf the Platte in the most
rigorous English at his command.
The hopeless gulf that divides the east
ern democracy from the west must pro
duce a cold shiver every time Colonel
Bryan views it, and it is evident that
the 16 to 1 ratio will have a hard fight
to maintain itself as the "paramount
issue. " In fact it looks as though the
colonel was himself seeking to depose
it from its proud pre-eminence and
bring forward his "little American"
policy of anti-expansion. At all events,
republicans can view with complacency
the battle now raging between eastern
and western democrats and wish each
combatant, as his shillalah strikes
a skull, "more power to your elbow."
Democratic division, beyond perad
venture, insures the success of the
grand old republican party and all the
blessings which follow in its train.
And Colonel Bryan's invasion of the
"enemy's country" by attacking Bel
mont's democracy widens the breach in
that party. The eastern democrats are
brandishing their tomahawks for Col
anel Bryan's scalp and it will dangle at
their belts at the next national conven
tion. Even some of the western demo
aratic organs, of which the Anaconda
Standard is a notable example, have
-one back on the "divine ratio" and
the stumps in the road to the white
house are constantly growing thicker
and barring the progress of any free sil
HON. JOHN SHERMAN..
Every newspaper reader will be
pleased to learn that the announcement
of the death of Hon. John Sherman
was premature; the latest reports are
tothe' effect that his condition is im
proving and hopes of his recovery are
mntertained. Mr. Sherman, although
mow so far advanced in years as to pre
glude.bia takig so active part in pub
Li aap.r,. .C i-e ofthe; really great
stateuaa h is dobuitry. He has
nlaesiY a t apart in shaping
she destiupit4~ government during
the past tt yejluia an one of our
sublie iaqn, livlyt 9r dead. Attar of
,ak*gea anto m
taining the honor of the government.
He is an uncompromising republican,
has never wavered in the faith and it is
the universal wish of the people of this
country that he may yet be spared for
SThe city campaign in Butte waxes
warmer every day, with strong indica
tions that the greatest mining camp on
earth will repudiate free coinage,
which the democrats have made a di
rect issue. Colonel Bryan, with his
calamity howl, should be imported to
Butte to try and save the day, but the
evidences of prosperity are so many and
striking in that city it is not believed
that even his advocacy of the 50-cent
dollar would have any effect.
REFUSES TO GIVE UP.
A Justice of the Peace Without a
"Bench" Seeks Advice.
David Hawthorne, who was elected
justice of the peace in the township of
Red Lodge, Carbon county, has been
furnished with an opportunity to gain
some familiarity with the law before
getting possession of his office. He has
written a letter to ,&ttdrney General
Nolan informing him that L. O. Cas
well, the former justice, whom he de
feated last fall, has taken sueh a liking
to the "bench" that he refuses to give
up the office and is continuing to try
cases right along. Hawthorne asks the
attorney general what steps he advises
him to take in the matter.
Colonel Nolan has written in reply
that litigants might as well try their
cases before a wooden cigar sign as be
fore a man who failed to secure a re
election as justice of the peace, all pro
ceedings before him being null and
void. If he desires to put a stop to
,aswell's "judicial" career, the most
effective way, suggests the attorney
general, is to let him continue as he is,
and when litigants discover that they
have been wasting time submitting
cases to him, they will take their cases
to some other court, and when he
ceases to get cases, he will be dead
If a more agressive mode of suppres
sing him be desirable, the-attorney
general advises that he call the atten
tion of the county attorney or board of
county commissioners to the subject.
WILL SOON BE HOME.
Otis Says Volunteers Will Not He Needed
in Philippines Much Longer.
Washington, March 21.-The war
department has received the following
from General Otis at Manila: "The
transports Ohio and Senator left on the
20th. The Grant starts on the 25th
and carries all the sick and wounded
that it is necessary to ship. The Sher
man is expected tonight. I cannot
commence the shipment of volunteers
at present, but hope to do so soon.
Shipped an additional battalion of the
California volunteers to Negros this
This dispatch of General Otis is very
gratifying to the war department offi
cials, as it means that all the sick and
wounded soldiers in the Philippines
will be sent home at once. The trans
port Grant, which will leave last, is
admirably equipped for the cruise.
It has been decided by the depart
ment to have the transports met at San
Francisco by officers who will pay off
the soldiers, give them their discharges
and send them to their homes with
transportation paid.. Their services
will end when they reach the United
States. Those that are unfit for travel
will be sent to the hospitals until they
are in condition to stand the home jour
Over One Billion Dollars In Bogus Coin
and Notes to Be Cremated.
Washington, March 22.-Prepara
tions are being made by Chief Wilkie
of the secret service to destroy $1,221,
306,998 worth of counterfeit coin and
bogus notes which have been accumu
lated by his bureau. Of this amount
$117,248 represent United States treas
ury notes, silver certificates, bank notes
and fractional currency; $10,021 is in
imitation gold, silver, nickel and cop
per coin. The balance of this sum is in
imitation of various obligations and se
curities. including facsimiles of Ten
nessee state warrants, Missouri 'bonds,
state bank notes and "flash" notes.
When spurious ccin and notes to
gether with the counterfeiter's outfit
are captured. an inventory is taken of
them and they are properly labeled and
boxed until the time comes for them to
be destroyed. The paper money will
be macerated by the same machinery
which is used in destroying wornout
genuine notes, but the metal will be
sent to a private foundry here and
THE WOOL MARKET.
Sales Are Slower and at Nominally Lower
Boston, March 21.-A quiet tone
continues to prevail in the wool mar
ket. Pleece wools are meeting with
slow sales at prices that are nominally
lower. Territory wools are slow on
the scoured basis of 40 to 42c for fine
medium and fine Australian wools are
moving slowly, but the tone is firm.
Quotations: Territory wools, Mon
tana, fine medium and fine, 12(@15o;
scoured, [email protected]; staple, 450; Utah,
Wyoming, etc., fine medium and fine,
19215o; scoured, [email protected]; staple, 45c.
Australian, scoured basis, combing,
smperfine, [email protected]; Australian, good,
65(i68c; Australian, average, [email protected]
Governor Smith has received from
the Greater American exposition at
_apaha a letter inviting him to have
-' ieate arrange for an exhibit at the
o to be held this year.
THI¥ ARFI PLEASED
Oabinet Members Gratified Over
Army News from Gen.
Otis at Manila.
Seems to Have Been Created by News
papers Out of News-Offieial
Special Correspondence of The azsette.
Washington, March 20.-Members of
the cabinet who are in Washington are
much pleased with last week's news
from General Otis concerning the vio
torious campaign he is waging against
the Filipinos. A few more days of the
same sort of work and Auginaldo will
either be a prisoner or a fugitive and
his followers will have an opportunity
to ascertain how badly they were de
ceived When they allowed themselves
to be persuaded that the Americans
were their enemies. There will be no
let up in the aggressive features of the
campaign of General Otis as long as
there are hostile Filipinos to be found.
The details of the fighting show that
the Filipinos do not stand before
American charges, even when they have
three times as many men, any better
than the Spaniards did. They also
show that the American soldier, either
regular or volunteer, is without a su
perior as a fighting man, no matter
what circumstances he fights under;
that he always fights to win and always
Negotiations for reciprocity treaties
with France, Germany and with Great
Britain, for the British West Indies,
which were interrupted by Commis
sioner Kasson's duties as a member of
the Anglo-American commission, have
been resumed and are being pushed, as
the period within which the Dingley
tariff act authorizes such treaties to be
made will expire on the 24th of next
July. Russia has also opened negotia
tions for reciprocity.
A level head is one of man's most
rare and valuable possessions. Had
Civil Service Commissioner Proctor
possessed it he would not have exposed
his chagrin because congress, in the ex
ercise of its unquestioned privilege,
chose to provide that employes of the
census bureau should be chosen without
the assistance of the civil service com
mission, by announcing in a newspaper
interview his intention to worry sena
tors and representatives by advising
office seekers to follow them around
and keepl nagging them all the time.
Should he attempt to live up to his an
nouncement, he would soon be hunting
for a job, as he would certainly not be
allowed to keep the one he now holds.
Competency to fill the position will be
required of every employe of the census
bureau, but that will not prevent a
large majority of them being republi
cans. The census is to be taken under
a republican administration.
Representative Joy of Missouri thus
characterizes the story alleging an anti
Reed movement among the republicans
of the next house, which has appeared
in various versions in the newspapers
of the country recently: "I guess that
the dull season for the newspapers has
arrived and that the, boys must have
something to write about. But to re
iterate such nonsense as this argues also
the arrival of the silly season. If the
gentleman from Maine lives, he will be
speaker of the Fifty-sixth congress
without any opposition. So far as I
know Mr. Reed's health is very
Secretary Alger has issued an official
order to army officials calling attention
to the clause of the army act of the late
congress abolishing "army canteens"
and forbidding the sale of liquor at any
camp or post under control of the
The antis of the so-called "Cuban
Assembly" are cutting no figure in the
plans of this government for placing
Cuba upon a peaceable basis and giving
its people an opportunity to organize a
government of their own, to which the
island can be turned over; nor are the
schemes of the American money-lend
ers, who have offered to float an issue
of bonds authorized by the "Cuban As
sembly" as a usurious profit, if the
United States government would guar
antee the bonds. The United States
government isn't going into the busi
ness of guaranteeing bonds, even were
they issued by a recognized government
of Cuba, and it isn't going to recognize
the "Cuban Assembly" as having in
any way the right to represent the peo
ple of Cuba. This government has ar
ranged with General Gomez for the dis
bandment of the Cuban army and the
distribution of $3,000,000 among the
men, in order that they .may return to
peaceful avocations, and it expects
those arrangements to be successfully
The idea of erecting a handsome
building in Washington to be known as
the American Battle Abbey, and to be
filled with relics of our wars, which
was started by the G. A. R. a few years
ago and abandoned because the time
was not ripe for such a project, has
been revived and is meeting with much
favor. Surely the soldiers of no coun
try were ever more deserving of sunob a
monument than American soldiers have
been, and no country has a more inter
esting collection of war relics than we
have to place in asoh a building. And
interest is added to our relics by the
fact that' they are all ofseacoesetaful wars,
as we have fought no other sort.
A dispatch to the London Eveninge
News from Brumels revives the rumor
that Cardinsa aGbtbou may be the next
How the False Report of Sherman's
Santiago de Cuba, March 22.-In
vestigation regarding the false report
sent out yesterday saying ex-Senator
John Sherman was dead, reveals the
facts in the case. The chief signal
oflicer here, Captain Leigh, received
the news from the signal officer at
Guantanamo. The men on duty at the
latter office got the story from the
French cable company and having no
reason to doubt the correctness of the
statement at once advised Captain
Leigh. How the French company
made the mistake is not stated.
10 a. m.-Sherman continues tc im
Acting Secretary of the Interior Ryan
has directed Captain Erwin, superin
tendent of the Yellowstone National
park, to expend $200 for hay tofeed the
starving animals in the park. Captain
Erwin's plan is to scatter hay in var
ious parts of the park frequented by the
slk and other animals, as they are un
able to dig through the crusted snow to
reach the grass beneath.
The bill which will permit the parole
if the Younger boys, which was de
Feated in the Minnesota senate Wednes
lay, was reconsidered and passed
'hursday. The former bandits can be
paroled, with the approval of the board
if pardons, if the measure becomes a
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Mail No. 2............ 5:50 a. m. 6.00 a. m.
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Daily Except Sunday.
GEBO, BRIDGER & CARBON BRANCH.
Accommodation .......6:30 p. m. 7:30 a. m.
Daily except Sunday.
H. N. KENNDY, Agent.
Passenger No. 42 ............. 8:30 a. m.
Freight No. 46 ............... .1005 a. m.
Passenger No. 41 .............. 703 p. in.
Freight No. 45 ...................6:00 a. m.
J. L. HAR RINGTON, Agent.
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Money Order Dept.. 8:00 a. in. to 5:30 p. m.
Train No. ]--Western ...........10:00 a. m.
Train No. 3-Western .......... 90.0 p. m.
Train No. 2-Eastern............ 900 p. m.
Train No. 4-Eastern ........... 9:00 p. in.
Train No. 42-Burlington ........ 8:00 a. in.
['rain No. 21-Red Lodge, Mont.,
and Big Horn county, Wyo.... 9:00 p. m.
Stage-Lavina and north......... 6:45 a. m.
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L. F. BABCOCK. Postmaster.
Billings Opera ouose
Triumphant Farewell Tour!
ONLY TIME HERE!
One Performance, then Good-bye
Saturday Night, March 25th
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Sin east years....
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and compare them with any other
,high grade wheel. on the market.
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