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SEMI=WEEKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 31. 1899 NO. 91 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. osekamp "Famous Outfitter." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAB. R. GO8. LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. . ., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DB. 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. O. F. GODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. FRED H. HATHHORN, A TTORNEY-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. FRASfR, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Boom 8, First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST IATIONAL BANK -) OF ( BILhINGS, IYIONTRA$ 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 YELLOW8TONE NATIONAL ...BAN K... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -0 A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGB, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't ('ash. DIRECTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVII) FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. -0 Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange The New Store OF THE S ilnd Cpe Co. Is the Most Complete East of Helena. Furniture, Carpets and House Furnishings of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautify the iome i Our store is 5oxIoo feet and our stock fills it up, so you I have a great assort ment to select from. SCOlIE AND SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILLINGS Furniture & Carpet COMPANY THOS. CHAPPLI. CHAS. J. CHAPPLE. 8•O. SETZLER. STILL MORE FIGHTING Going on in the Jungles in Vicin ity of Malolos, the Filipino Capital. ADVANCING ON REBELS Will Be Kept Up Until Their Strong hold Is Taken-Gen. MacArthur to Be Rewarded. Washington, March 28.-The follow ing dispatch has been received from General Otis: "Manila, March 28.-Severe fighting yesterday afternoon beyond Marilao. A brilliant charge by the South Dakota, led by Frost, against the famed troops of Aguinaldo brought from Ma;olos. Repulsed the enemy with slaughter. "Adjutant Lien and Lieutenants Adams and Morrison and four enlisted men of the regiment were killed. "Lieutenant McClelland and twenty two enlisted men wounded. "Loss yesterday mostly confined to the regiment. Partial destruction of railroads which is being rapidly re paired impedes MacArthur's progress. Supply relay trains have now reached Marilao and MacArthur is pushing on. "Our small gunboats are in the Bala can river, where great execution was done yesterday. They will relieve the pressure on MacArthur's front ma terially. The troops are in excellent condition and spirits. "The proclamation signed Luna, gen eral-iuichief of the insurgent forces, directs that all towns abandoned be burned. In consequence thereof the country north is in flames. "Otis." The above dispatch was received in Washington at 2:40 a. m. March 28th. It is observed that it refers only to the fighting yesterday, nothing being said of the operations today. Manila, March 29.--The American army advanced at 6 o'clock this morn ing, sweeping onward three miles be fore 10 o'clock and driving the rebels beyond Bocave to the east of Bulacan and on the railroad leading to Malolos. Our troops got but slight resistance. The country of Marilao and Malinta presents a picture of desolation. Smoke is curling from hundreds of ash heaps and remains of trees and fences torn by schrapnel are to be seen everywhere. The general appearance of the country is as if it had been swept by a cyclone. The roads are strewn with furniture and clothing dropped in flight by the Filipinos. Bodies of dead Filipios are stranded in the shallows of the river or are rest ing in the jungle where they crawled to die or were left in the wake of the hurriedly retreating army. These bodies give forth a horrible odor, but there is no time at present to bury them. The inhabitants who fled from Mari lao and Meycaywayan left in such panic that on tables our soldiers found money and valuables and in rooms were trunks containing other property of value. This was the case in most of the houses deserted. They were not molested by our sol diers, but Chinese who slipped between the armies are looting when they can and have taken possession of several houses, over which they raised Chinese flags, some of which were torn down. 7:30 p. m.-At daylight MacArthur's division advanced from Marilao along the railroad to Bigaa, five miles dis tant, with Nebrasak, South Dakota and Pennsylvania regiments on the right and Kansas and 'Montana regi ments and Third artillery on the left. Wheaton's brigade was in reserve. The American forces met strong op position in the jungle. First one Ne braskan, then one Pennsylvanian, and afterwards two of the Montana regi ment were killed. Thirty-five were wounded, including one officer of the Kansas regiment. The rebels burned the villages as they retreated in bad order towards Malolos. The enemy tore up sections of the rail road in many places and 'attempted to burn the bridge at Bigaa, but the fire was extinguished owing to the timely arrival of the Americans. The rebels had not finished the trenches along the line of today's march, showing they were not prepared for our advance. It is believed, how ever, that there will be hard fighting before Malolos is taken. The Minnesota regiment reinforced the division today, marching from the water works during the night to Ma nila and going to the front by train. General MacArthar to Be Rewarded. New York, March 28.-A dispatch to the Herald from Washington says: As a result of his gallantry and ju dicious management of the campaign against the insurgents, the war depart ment has practically determined to ap point MacArthur, now a major general of volunteers and a lieutenant colonel' in the regular army, to be a brigadier general in the regular service. General MacArthur's appointment will be made immediately after the retirement of General Sumner, who will be appoint ed to the vacancy in the regular estab lishment caused by the retirement to day of Brigadier General Marcus P. Miller, who relinquishes the command of the troops at Ilolio. It was intended that after General Sumner's appoint ment and retirement Major General Anderson, now on duty with General Otis, should be appointed a brigadier general in the regular establishment, but General MacArthur's work in pur suing Aguinaldo's forces has been of such excellent character that the de partment feels that it will only he a just reward to appoint him to the grade. THE OTHER SIlOE. Columnbui Citizen Explains the Trouble Between Canty and Martin. Some citizen of Columbus has taken exceptions to the article concerning the trouble between Ed. Canty and Al bert Martin, published in last Friday's Gazette. The facts as published were ascertained from Mr. Canty himself, as he gave them to the county attorney, The Gazette reporter being in that offi cial's office at the time. It is not the purpose of this paper to treat anyone unfairly and since we gave Canty's side of the trouble, the following letter from some Columbus citizen will be interest ing reading: Columbus, Mont., March 28.-Editor Gazette, Billings, Mont.: In your issue of The Gazette of March 24, your valuable paper misrepresented or was misrepresented to in regard to the trou ble between Ed. Canty and Al. Martin, an alleged "rounder" of Columbus. The fact of the matter is simply this. Al. Martin was beaten in a most brutal manner on New Year's day by Ed. Canty and another in the place of the former. The assault was probably not without some trivial cause, but did not justify the use of such things as brass knuckles, billiard cues and stove pokers on a defenseless man. Martin took no advantage whatever in his return en gagement with Canty. Nothing except weapons provided by nature were used, although Canty was supposed to carry concealed weapons and had made re peated threats against the welfare of Martin. Martin even asked him how he was feeling before commencing operations. As your paper stated Canty was knocked down, but was not injured in a terrific or insane manner. Very few blows were administered and these were desisted at the first request of Jus tice Simpson, who happened to be near the place where the men met. As to Martin being a quarrelsome fellow, no one can say so with justice and truth. He has made his head quarters in Columbus all winter and has had trouble with no one except Canty. The charge of "rounder" is fallibly unjust and untrue. During the summer months Martin works at his occupation of cowboy and invaria bly has his money during the dull months of winter. Any citizen of Columbus can testify that Martin has worked this winter when work was to be had and was working at the time of his encounter with Canty and when lie was styled "a rounder." It is this un warranted charge that affects Martin most deeply; not in regard to those people who know him (they are better informed,) but as to the opinion of those who do not know him and whom he may meet hereafter. As to the nue or o10 ana costs neing very small; it only reflects the opinion of the people and was met with univer sal approbation. Justice Simpson knew the facts of the case and took them into consideration when he de livered his sentence. This article is not a criticism of your interesting paper, but is just in tended to correct a few facts that were no doubt misrepresented to you. On the strength of the above article Mr. Martin would be ostracised wherever he would make himself known and as it is certainly not a true estimate of his character it would do him only justice if you will be kind enough to give this article some of your valuable space. That the scales of justice may bal ance and that a man may be known in his true light is the only wish of Lovers of Fair Play Among Colum bus Citizens. JOHNSON'S HEARING Being Held Today Before Justicee Kelly. Charge Has Been Changed. The hearing of W. M. Johnson, charged with assault in the first degree, on Sunday, March 26, on the person of M. Farrell, a south side saloonkeeper, was commenced before Justice Kelly yesterday afternoon and continued un. til 10 o'clock this morning. The prose cution is being conducted by Deputy County Attorney Johnston, while John son has retained O. F. Goddard as his counsel. When the hearing was resumed this morning the prosecuting attorney notified the court that he wished to change the charge in the information to assault in the third degree. The case is still in progress as we go to press this afternoon. SIMOANS FIRED UPON By the British and American Warships for Eight Days. GERMANY IS NEUTRAL Several of Our People Were Killed. The War Vessels Engaged in the Firing. Apia, Samoan Islands, March 28, via Auckland, N. Z., March 29.-Copy right by the Associated Press.-The tdoubles growing out of the election of a king of Samoa have taken a more serious turn and resulted in the bomr bardment of native villages along the shore by the United States cruiser Phil adelphia. Admiral Kautz commanding, and the British cruisers Porpoise and Royalist. The bombardment has con tinned intermittently for eight days. Several villages have been burned and there have been a number of casualties among the American and British sail ors and marines. As yet it is impossi ble to estimate the number of natives killed or injured. As Mataafa and his chiefs, constituting the provisional gov ernment, continued to defy the treaty after the arrival of the Philadelphia, Admiral Kautz summoned the various consuls and the senior naval officers to a conference on board the Philadelphia, when the whole question was carefully canvassed. The upshot was a resolu tion to dismiss the provisional govern ment and Admiral Kauts issued a proc lamation calling on Mataafa and his chiefs to return to their homes. Mataafa evacuated Mulinun, the town he had made his headquarters, and went into the interior. Herr Rose, the German consul at Apia, issued a proclamation supplementing the one he had issued several weeks before, up holding the provisional government. As a result of this the Mataafans as sembled in large force and hemmed.in the town. T:e British cruiser Royalist brought the Malietoa prisoners frgm the island to which they had been transferred by the provisional govern ment. The Americans then fortified Mulinuu, where 22,000 Malietoans took refuge. The rebels-the adherents of Mataafa -barricaded the roads within the manicipglity and seized the British houses. An ultimatum was sent to them, ordering them to evacuate and threatening them, in the event of re fusal, with a bombardment, to com mence at 1 o'clock on the afternoon of March 15. This was ignored and the rebels commenced an attack in the di rection of the United States and Brit ish consulates about half an hour before the time fixed for the bombardment. The Philadelphia, Porpoise and Royal ist opened fire upon the distant villages. There was great difficulty in locating the enemy owing to the dense flames. Several villages were soon in flames. A shell from the Philadelphia exploded near the American consulate and the marines outside narrowly escaped. A fragment struck the leg of Private Rudge, shattering it so badly as to ne cessitate an amputation. Another fragment traversed to the German con sulate, smashing the crockery. The Germans then went on board the Ger :man cruiser Falke. During the night Linton Clothing Co. J I-..LOTHING AND F URNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. 1 H TS AND CAAPS BOOTS AND SHOES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana. The Linton Clothing Co. [ the rebels made a hot attaok'on the town, killing three British sailorsi. A British marine was shot in the leg by a sentry of his own party, another was shot in the foot and an American sentry was killed at his post. The bioinbard ment continuing, the inhabitants of the town took refuge on board the Royalist, greatly crowding the vessel. Many people are leaving Samoa, the captain of the Royalist urging themn to go, so as not to interfere with the mili tary operations. The Porpoise has shelled the villages east and west of Apia and captpred many boats. The Americans atid Brit ish are fighting splendidly together, but there is a bitter feeling against the Germans. Two men, a British and a German subject, have been arrested as spies. The bombardment of the jungle was for a time very hot. The British cruiser Tarungaa, which it is said was intending to annex the Tongua islands (section of the Friendly islands in the Pacific) was intercepted at Suva, capital of the Fiji islands, by order of the home government. Latest from Samoa. Washington, March 3. - Assistant Secretary Allen issued the following statement : Last dispatch from Kaunts is as fol lows: "Auckland, March 29.-Situation is improving since telegram of 18th via. Sidney, N. S. W. (Signed) "Kautz. Affair Is Regretted. Washington. March 30.-The state de- partment has not received official ad vices relating to the occurrences in Samoa. The demonstration is regret ted, but the opinion is expressed that Kauta acted on what was his best judg-. ment and information at the state de partment acknowledges no permanent agreement can be reached under the' treaty in which all three powers do not agree and the hope is some settlement of the difficulty may be brought about when it becomes apparent the present conditions cannot exist indefinitely. Kautz acted within his instructions. There is no doubt with the facts now at hand Kautz will be sustained by the United States government. No word has been received from Kautz, although a cablegram is momentarily expected. Czar's Mother Plots Against Him. Paris, March 3.-The Echo De Paris today publishes a sensational dispatch from Copenhagen saying a plot against the czar in which his mother and M. Pobyedonotzoff, head of the Holy Synod, are implicated, has been dis covered, the object of the conspirators being to take adavntage of the state of the czar's health to remove him from power and confide the government to his uncle, who is classed as a notorious reactionary. The will of Joseph Medill, late edi tor of the Chicago Tribune, was filed in the probate court in Chicago the other day. The estate, which is estimated at about $2,000,000 net, is bequeathed in equal shares to his two daughters, Mrs. Robert W. Patterson and Mrs. Roberts McCormick. The Tribune stock is left in trust to Robert W. Pat terson. Roberts McCormick and Wil liam G. Beal, who are given full power to vote and manage or sell as the ma jority may decide. The heirs-at-law are authorized to dispose by will of their interest in the Tribune if not sold at the time of their decease. In addi tion to a number of bequests to rela tives, Mr. Medill left $1,000 each to a number of old Tribune employes.