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SENI=VV-WEEKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONT'ANA, TUESDAY. MARCH 28. 1899 NO. 97 Watch for Our Spring Shoes See Our "Little Giant" Line of Children's and Boys' Shoes Misses' and Children's Rubber Boots ALL SIZES John D. losekamp "Famous Outfitter." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. ABs. I: GO8, LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. V.. 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. HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at office. 0. 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. 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 NATIOPAL BANK -) OF ( BILhI$GS, MONTANA 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. Collections promptly made and remitted for. 4593 ELLOWSTPONE NATIONAL ...BAN K... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -o L. L. HAB('OCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIOGGB, Cashier. DIRECTORS. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWEI,, PETER LARSON. -0- Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. >pecial Attention Given to Collections, -0 )ealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange The New Store 1 I OF THE SBillin s rfrnitura and Cr et Co. Is the Most Complete I East of Helena. Furniture, Carpets and S louse Furnishings of all kinds are our specialties, i but we carry practically everything to Beautify the some 4 Our store is 5ox0oo feet and our stock fills it up, so you 1 have a great assort ment to select from. COmIE AND SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILLINGS Furniture & Carpet COMPaNY THOS. CHAPPLE. HAS. J. CHAPPLE. 1ED. SrTZLER. MIONTANIANS WOUNIDE Another Battle Fought Yesterday with Aguinaldo's Natives at Malolos. LIST OF CASUALTIES In American Ranks in the Three I)av's Hattles--Our TrItoops Every where Victorious. Manila, March 27, 3:25 p. m.-Gen eral MacArthur's division spent the night and morning at Maykawayah, the next station beyond Polio. After reconnoitering his front he pushed along the railroad this afternoon to wards Malolos. If the statement of the thirty-five prisoners captured today is true, the main body of the enemy has retreated to Malolos. But there are no more trenches to encounter, although over thirty villages, including the larger set tlements of Bulacan and Gudguinto, intervene. At every railroad station circulars have been 'posted signed by the Filipino commander-in-chief, Antonio Lona, ordering all spies and bearers of news to the enemy to be shot without trial and instructing that all looters and ravishers be treated in the same man ner, and further that all towns aband oned by the Filipino troops are first to be burned. While deploring the existence of war the gcircular maintains the undeniable right of the Filipinos to defend their homes, lives and lands against "would be dominators who would kill them, their wives and children," adding that this motive ought to impel all Filipinos to sacrifice everything. The shelling of Paranaque was not premeditated. The turret ship Monad nook anchored off the town and the in surgents, emboldened by the long sil ence of the warships on guard duty, opened fire on her with muskets, with the result that one man was killed and three wounded. The Monadnock then destroyed half the town, including the church. The Washington regiment had an ex citing experience and displayed much gallantry. The soldiers found a hand of insurgents concealed in a stone house over which the French flag was flying. A private volunteered to sel fire to the building. He did so and the troops approached while it was burning and the Filipinos had apparently fled, but were greeted with a sudden volley from the balcony of the house, result ing in the building being cleared of the enemy in short order. The American forces advanced from Meyoauayan (not Maykawayan), the brigade commanded byGeneral Harrison Gray Otis being on the left of *the railroad and General Hale's on the right. They eventually discerned white roofs and steeples among the green trees, beyond the river, looking not un like a Massachusetts village. The rebels had an unfordable river in front of them and they poured in their fire so effectively it showed they were veterans, probably members of the native militia, which the SpaniardF organized. The American artillery put a dra matic end to' the battle. Approaching under cover of the bushes to within about sixty yards of the trenches, the aritllerymen emerged upon an open space commanding the town. When the Americans appeared they gave a great yell and the Filipinos were panic stricken, about a hundred seeking safety in flight while a white flag was raised by those who were intrenched, who also shouted "Amegos," (friends). Colonel Funston with twenty men of the Kansas regiment, swam across the river to the left of the railroad bridge and captured eighty prisoners with all their arms. The Pennsylvania regi ment captured forty prisoners. By this time the right of the Filipinos was de moralized. Manila, March 27, 7:40 p. m.-A thousand Filipinos, composing the rear guard of the rebel army, which is re treating on Malolos, Aguinaldo's head quarters, made a stand today in some strong entrenchments about Marilao, across the Marilao river. In the en gagement six Americans were killed, including three officers and forty were wounded. The Americans refrained from burn ing the towni and are resting there to night. Otis' brigade is crossing on the framework of the bridge, Bale's brig ade remaining on the south bank of the river. The United States Philippine com mission proposes to issue a proclama tion immediately after the rebel gov ernment at Malolos is dispersed, believ ing that the most effective moment to secure the allegiance of the natives will be after they :have received an object lesson of American power. Among the list of killed and wound ed in the three days' fighting given out by the war department are the follow ing from Montana: Dead. Joseph A. J. Beckman, artificer, com pany F, Butte. Perry R. Lockhart, private, company G, Butte. William Mitchke, company M, Ana conda. Steve Stevens. private, company G, Butte. Wounded. Thomas Richard, private, company D, Virginia City; thigh, severe. James McCreary (probably should be John P. McQuary), private, company E, Dillon; chest, slight. James Enright, private, company E, Dillon; chest, slight. John Calanary (probably shculd be John Cavanaugh), private, company E, Dillon; neck, slight Edward McWrarer, private, company E, Dillon; forearm, slight. George T. Banks, corporal, company E, Dillon; arm, slight. Bobert Brown, private, company G, Butte; coccyx, severe. Homer Williams, private, company G, Butte; arm, slight. William H. McCarty, private, com pany 0, Butte; thigh, severe. Hayes Axtell, private, company G, Butte; thighs, slight. W. Lewis Pollock (probably Louis Pallat), private, company H, Kalispell; leg, slight. Edward J. Lynn, private, company I, Lewistown; groin, severe. SCHOOL ELECTION. I. I). O'Donnell Nominuted fur Trustee of the Billings I)District. The school election will be held on Saturday of this week. At present the board of trustees is composed of seven members, but by the new school law enacted ty the late legislature the num ber is reduced in second-class districts to five. The terms of three trustees ex pire with this election and but one is required to succeed them in older to complete the board. The time for filing the nominations for a trustee was up last evening, at which time there was but one filed with the clerk of the board, it being that of I. D. O'Donnell. This leaves the race entirely free to the nominee, as no one can be voted for without his name having been nominated by peti tion, as required by the new law. No better nominee could have been select ed for the responsible position than Mr. O'Donnell. He is at present a member of the board by appointment to fill the vacancy caused by H. G. Williams' ab sence. but his term expires this spring. During the short time he has been in office be has shown a deep interest in the schools and has given his hearty supiort toward them. At present the south side has but two representatives on the board of seven and it is only in justice and all fairness to the school patrons and residents of that portion of Billings that Mr. O'Donnell should be retained in his official position. Be sides this, Mr. O'Donnell has received both national and state recognition, be ing a man of great executive ability and as such will add strength to the board as well as giving it a standing among the school boards of the state. THEIR: HEARTS HAI). Cheyennes May eause Trouble iefore Summer Is Over. Yellowstone Journal: The effects of the failure of the house to pass Senator Mantle's bill for the purchase of the lands and improvements of the white settlers on the Northern Cheyenne res ervation may result in serious trouble before the summer is over. A special from Helena to the Chicago Record quotes F. H. Benjamin, well known in this city, as saying that when the green grass comes the whites on the reserve will have to fight. Mr. Benjamin gave as his authority for the statement friendly Indians with whom he talked recently while in the neighborhood of the reservation. Confirmatory of his alarming report are others emanating much nearer home. County Attorney Porter has re ceived several complaints from persons residing on the reservation that the In dians are becoming imzpudent and claim that the whites have not kept faith with them. So aggressive has the con duct of some of them become that actual alarm is felt by some of the set tlers and they voice the sentiment that seems to be entertained by Mr. Benja min. REGISTRATION INCREASES. The Books Will Be Kept Open Until Thursday Night. L.As the time approaches for the close of registration for the city election, the number of persons registering increases. Up to the time of going to press this afternoon the list numbers 354, while it is expected that fully 100 more will be registered before the books close on Thursday night at 9 o'clock. The reg istration two years ago was 449, and it should at least reach the 800 mark this year, but it will not as the interest is not manifested that should be in this matter. Remember the registration closes Thursday night. A failure to register means loss of vote. FIERCE Afl"LE FOUGHT Forward Movement of American TrOops Began at Daylight with Marked Success. MONTANA BOYS IN IT American Iost Some Killed and Wounded-Natives Lose Heavily. Fight Near' Caloocan. Washington, March 25.-Advices to the war department state that a heavy engagement is in progress between the American and insurgent forces when the dispatch was sent. Twelve thou sand insurgents are engaged. Manila, March 25, 3:45 p. m.-Elab orate preparations were made for to day's, movement. General Wheaton's brigade was placed in the rear, and (generals Harrison' Gray Otis and Hall were massed behind General Hale's. Under cover of the darkness, General Otis' and General Hale's brigades left their trenches and advanced close up to the enemy's line without being detect ed, General Wheaton's and General Hall's brigades occupying the vacated positions. At 4 o'clock the American troops breakfasted and the Filipinos, noticing the campfires, their buglers called to arms. At daylight General Otis' and General Hale's brigades advanced from Laloma church straight through the rebel lines, cutting the enemy's force in two. Upon this occasion the rebels adopted the Americans' tactics of holding their fire until the attackers were about 1,000 yards distant. The rebels also fired longer than usual. The Americans fired volleys with ter rific effect and then rushed forward, cheering and carrying everything before them. Once through. General Mac Arthur's division was swung through the line, driving the rebels away on all sides. General Wheaton's brigade, in ac cordance with instructions, remained in the trenches. Before joining in the movement at noon, General Wheaton's troops developed a strong opposition be tween Malabon and the river Tuliahan. The brigades commanded by Generals Harrison Gray Otis and Hale advanced on Novaliches and Polo, strongly en trenched towns. In the meantime General Hale's brigade swept the country clear to the water works and the foothills and Singalon, capturing San Francisco del Monte and Mariquina. 5:55 p. m.-Late in the afternoon the Montana regiment and the Third artillery had crossed the Talighan river going in a northwesterly direction to ward Polo, and General MacArthur, with the remainder of General Otis' and General Hale's brigades, were moving along south of the river in a position to attack either Noavliches or Polo, being within two miles of Nova liches and five miles from Polo. Gen eral Hall's brigade moved to Balac, protecting Genearl Hale's right, meet ing with strong opposition. The Oregon regiment and part of the Utah battery under Lieutenant Gibbs held the extreme left. The entrenchments nearest Malabon suffered the most severe attacks, includ . THE. SLinton Clothing Co. LOTHING AND jURNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HATS, AND CAPS BOOTS AND SHOES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern . Montana. The Linton Clothing ing a cross-fire from the insurgents massed at Malabon. The Montana regiment, near Balin tano, came upon a block house dis guised as a leper hospital across the river, after marching through the jungle. Four men were killed and seventeen wounded among General. MacArthur's artillery, hampered as they were by the thickness of the jungle. Generals Mac Arthur's and Hale's staffs were fre quently under a galling fire and upon one occasion all of the officers except ing the generals dismounted, being overcome by the heat. There were many prostrations during the day. The American loss is now conserva tively estimated at sixteen killed and 130 wounded. The loss of the enemy was heavier than during any previous engagement. ROTTEN-EGGED. Lyceum Company Treated to a I)ose of Stale Hen-Fruit at Red Lodge. The Red Lodge Picket of last week contained a lengthy article concerning the reception of a comedy company which played in that city one night last week. The people of Red Lodge are not averse to a fair show, but when it smells and even shows its rottenness then is the time that they show their disapproval. The company is made up of alleged artists from this city and it is safe to say that after the treatment accorded them at Red Lodge they will either hunt for a more congenial climate or continue to entertain (?) the element that frequent the "joints" on the south side. The following is but a small part of the article from the Picket: The "Lyceum Comedy company," which, it transpired, was organized at Billings for the alleged express purpose of working the theater-goers of Red Lodge by opening the new Finland opera house under the guise of present ing an "uproarious farcial comedy," with "operatic music. pretty girls and bright costumes," suffered the greatest humiliation 'that contempt can heap upon "footlight favorites" by being hissed and hooted at on the stage and rotten-egged out of town by a delega tion of incensed citizens. CHANGE IN TRAIN .ERVEIE. Helena Made a Kick and Will Get Four Traln, After Thlurmday. The Northern Pacific has announced another important change in its through train service, by which, after March 80, both Butte and Helena will have a dou ble service, and none of the trains will run into Anaconda, but the latter city will be served by a stub train on the B., A. & P., to connect at Stuart. The new schedule, which will go into effect Thursday, it is understood, contem plates a reduction of abuut an hour in the running time from St. Paul to the coast, and will completely reverse the running order of the four through trains. No. 3, westbound, and No. 4, eastbound, which at present run through Butte, will, under the new schedule, run via Helena, and No. (' westbound, and No. 2,. eastbound, now running through Helena, will go via Butte. In addition to Nos. 1 and 2, Butte will also have a swing train which will run between Logan and Garrison, connecting with Nos. 3'and 4, through trains running via Helena. The latter city will have a similar',stub connection at Garrison and Logan to connect with Nos. 1 and 2. The Northern Pacific officials offer no explanation as to the reason for the changes, but it is surimsed that it is in the interest of faster time, as an inti mation of a further change was given out a few days after the double train service was put on.