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"The Billings Gazette.
SEM I--VEEiIKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS,, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MON':'ANA, TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1899 NO. 99 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 "Fam ous5 OutfitteP." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAB. R. GOB8, 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. Offee in First National Bank building, Billings, Monte 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. A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. B. HERFORD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Room 9, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. SRED H. HATHHORN, A TTORNE Y-AT-LAW. Office-Room 4. First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18. Belknap Block. CHARLEB 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 NATIOPAh BANK -) OF( BILIN$GS, MYIO$TRAA 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 a YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ..BA N K ,,.. OF BILLINGS t -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 o- A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. f E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash. t DIRECTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL, PETER LARSON. -0-o--"" Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. -o Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange SThe $ew Store OF THE i Mlblig= i - nd Cr et Cool Is the Most Complete 4 East of Helena. Furniture, [ Carpets and House Furnishings of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautify the Home Our store is 5oxIoo feet and our stock fills it up, so you have a great assort ment to select from. cORE AND SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILLINGS TKOW. CHAFPLE. CHAS. J. CAPPLE. TrHEy TAKt MIAIOLOS Americans Following the In surgents to the Inner most Recesses. THE MONTANA BOYS Raise the Stars and Stripes Over the Seat of the Insurgent Gov ernlment. Manila, March 31, 3:55 p. m.-The American flag was raised over Malolos at 1 o'clcok this morning. The Kansas regiment and Montana regiment, on entering the city found it deserted, the presidencia burning and the rebels re treating towards the mcuntains in a state of terror. It is believed they can not in the future make even faint ti sistance. The American loss is small. It is evident the rebels for some time past have abandoned all hope of hold ing their capital, for the Americans found there evidences of elaborate prep aration for evacuation. Most of the rebel forces were re moved yesterday morning to positions east of the railroad, leaving only small bands in strong trenches in front of Malolos. General MacArthur started for the rebel capital at 7 o'clock this morning with two rapid fire guns, flanking the track, two guns of the Utah battery on the right and two guns of the Sixth ar tillery firing continuously. The Kansas and Montana regiments moved upon Malolos and the Nebraska and Pennsylvania regiments and Third artillery kept along the right of the railroad. The cnly effective stand made by the rebels was at an earthworks half a mile from Malolos and on the right where the Nebraska regiment, as was the case yesterday, had the hardest work and suffered the greatest loss. Colonel Fuustou, always at the front, was the first man in Malolos, followed by a group of dashing Kansans. The Fili pino flag, which was flying from the center of the town, was hauled down by some men of the Montana regiment, who subsequently raised their own above it. From the columns of smoke arising from the city it seemed as if the whole place was ablaze. It turned out, how ever, only the presidencia, or govern ment building, and a few of the smaller buildings had been set fire by rebels before they evacuated the place. From reports gathered by the Ameri can officers from prisoners and others it is believed the rebel army is con stantly losing strength on account of desertions and although the enemy may make one or two more stands, the forces of Aguinaldo will degenerate in per haps a month, to a few hundred, who may continue waging guerilla warfare in the mountains. The American troops behaved splen didly. They advanced steadily, clear ing the successive line of trenches through woods and jungles and suffer ing from the frightful heat. In addi tion the American volunteers were handicapped in, fighting by the fact that. their Springfield rifles are of shorter range than the Mauser rifles in the bands. of the rebels. Under those circumstances the steady advance of our troops is really a remarkable achievement. But the most noteworthy feature of this onward swsep of the Americans was the patience and endurance of the private soldiers. They have never hes itated to plunge across any kind of difficult country against any number of the enemy and in the face of positions of entirely unknown strength. This afternoon the victorious Ameri can army is feasting on cocoanuts and bananas and enjoying a well earned resr, while the hospital train is carry ing the wounded back to Manila. Malolos Has Fallen. Manila, March 31, 10:53 a. m.-Ma jor General MacArthur advanced to at tack Malolos, the seat of the insurgent government, at 7 o'clock this morning. He was met with strong opposition, the rebels resisting desperately, but losing heavily. General Hall's brigade is ad vancing north from the waterworks and driving the left wing of the enemy across. Manila, March 81, 12 m.-Major General MacArthur entered Malolos, the seat of the so-called insurgent gov ernment, at half past 9 o'clock this morning, the rebels burning the city and simultaneously evacuated it. They are now in full retreat toward the north, where Auginaldo and the cabi net have been for two days. 5 CASH IN STATE FUNDS. Report of State Treasurer for Last Month, Condition of Behool Funds. The report of the state treasurer for the month ending March 81, 1899, shows that there. are ' redited to the various funds of the state 8612.711.47, and that there are $549.06 in the gen eral fund The amounts to the credit of the various funds of the state at the time mentioned were: Permanent school, $187,592.81; school income; $11,784.55: university bond, $15,976.19; permanent univer sity, $13,367.96; normal school bond, $1,460.79; agricultural college bond, $1,197.37; deaf and dumb asylum building, $2,208.85; reform school building, 8231.84; state capitol build ing, $285,298.28; school of mines building, $4,110.88; general, $549.84; stock inspector and detective, $24, 002.71; stock indemnity, $1'1.068.97; sbheep inspection and indemnity, $7. 249.68; state bounty, $21,205.88; fish and game, $557.385: university library, $2,633.10: state law library, $166.26; medical board, $30. 10; state examiners, $3,350; cscheated estates, $7,347.96; soldiers' bome,.$280.70; capitol build ing interest and sinking, $3,001.33; beautifying state capitol grounds, $83, 238.75; university building, $3,910.95; Trans-Mississippi exposition, $305.45; arid land district No. 1, fund "A," 20 cents; agricultural college income, $644: total, $612,711.47. The permanent school fund contains in cash and securities, $264,759.71, and the state university fund contains, in cash and securities together, 821,695. HOME FROM KLONI)IKE. .. . WiVllams Returns froin a Ten Months' Trip. H. G. .Williams of this city, who went to the Klondike ten months ago with the North American Transportation and Trading company, returned home Sunday morning.; He came direct from Dawson City, being some thirty-nine days on the road, coming out over the ice on sleds and afoot. He took in 275 head of beef cattle for the Dawson mar Bet, which were disposed of at good figures, but Mr. Williams says he has had enough of the Klondike and is glad to be in Billings. He did not invest in mining and says that as far as he is concerned he is willing to give any of his friends who desire. to visit the frozen north a quit-claim deed to the entire country. MAY VISIT THE PARK. President Con,sidering a Trip for .Ju1l or Aug'ast. Washington, March 30. - Senator Carter of Montana was at the White house today and urged the president to visit the Yellowstone National park during his summer vacation. The president has long had this trip in view, and if the public business will permit it is very probable that he will arrange to make it some time in July or August. LATE NEWS IN BRIEF. The United States gunboat Wilming toc arrived at Para, Brazil, March 17, and has been warmly received in offi cial, social and commercial circles. Governor Gage of California has signed the Rickard bill, which legalizes prize fighting contests up to twenty rounds. Under this bill, duly incor porated clubs can promote contests after paying an annual license, the amount of which is to be fixed by the county supervisors. Capt. Chas. E. Clark, who command ed the battleship Oregon on her wcnder ful.run from San Francisco to the West Indies, and in the engagement with Cervera's squadron, has been assigned to duty as captain of the League Island navy yard, near Philadelphia. He has been on sick leave, but reported for duty at League Island last week. It is generally believed an under standing has been reached between the United States and Germany which is likely to bring about an amicable and satisfactory solution of the whole Sa moan question. It is understood that while the United States and Great Bri tain have steadily declined to accept Germany's two previous propositions a new one has been accepted by all three powers. It is said at the war department that General Oits will not make a campaign during the rainy season nor is it be lieved he will at present chase the Fili pinos into" the mountain fastnesses of Luzon. Officials consider it evident that all the fight that was in Agui naldo has been whipped out of him and he cannot hold his Filipino army to gether much longer. If Otis so advises, the war department will approve a oes sation of active hostilities when little can be accomplished save chasing the Filipinos without definite results. The forthcoming monthly statement of the treasury shows exceptionally heavy receirts and a material decrease in the expenditures for the month of March. The receipts from customs will amount to about $21,000,000; from in ternal revenue over $22,600,000, and from miscellaneous sources $18,400,000. Of this amount $11.798,000 was paid into the treasury in payment for notes given the government in part settlement for the debt of the Central Pacific rail road. The disbursements during March amounted to $42,998,571, leaving .a surplus for the month of $14,081,658, or a surplus of $2,288,6783, leaving the Central Paciflo payment out of the ac count. READY TO SURRENDER The Filipinos, at Last, Seem to Have Had Enough Fighting. NATIVES DISCOURAGED The Backbone of the Rebellion Brok en and (jen. Otis Is Coming Home. Washington, April 3.-The follow ing cablegram was received at the war department this morning: Manila, April 8.-Adjutant General, Washington: Present indications de note the insurgent government in a perilous condition, its army defeated, discouraged and scattered. The insur gents are returning to their homes in cities and villages between here and points north of Malolos, which our reconnoitering parties have reached. and desire protection of the Americans. News from the Visayan islands is more encouraging every day. (Signed) . Otis. Otin Sails for Home. Manila, April 8, 6:30 p. m.-Natives continue returning to their homes. They are coming in all along the American lines and many of them, see ing the promises of good treatment are fulfilled, are inducing their relatives to return to their homes. General Otis has received the following message: "Hearty congratulations on the most magnificent work of the army. (Signed) "Dewey." The Philippine commission, the last member of that body, Col. Charles Denby, former minister to China, hav ing arrived here, will discuss the situa tion. The commissioners are hopeful of a speedy restoration of peace, believ ing hostilities will soon be confined to habitual revolutionists. Brigader General Harrison Gray Otis sails for home on board the United States transport Sherman today. He says he believes the insurrection has re ceived its death blow. The Sherman will also have on board the sons of Sec rerary John Hay of the state depart ment and Senator Hale of Maine, who have witnessed much of the fighting with the army, and the bodies of Col onel Harry C. Egbert of the Twenty second infantry, killed on March 26, and other officers who have recently fallen in battle. General Wheaton has assumed com mand of the brigade lately commanded by General Otis. The Third and Twen ty-second regiments of General Whea ton's command are returning to this city. LIBRARY COMMITTEE MEETS. Plans and Specifications Submitted by Architects Baire and Martiny. L-T'le Parmly Billings Memorial Li brary committee met Friday afternoon for the purpose of considering plans submitted by Architect C. S. Haire of Helena and J. P. Martiny of this city. The plans of the former, which are. described by Mr. Haire below, were ac cepted by the committee and have been forwarded to Mr. Frederick Billings, Jr., in New York City for approval of himself and mother and as soon as ac cepted, Mr. Haire will furnish specifi cations for the contractor. The com ILinton Clothing Co. 0 CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HITS AND C7PS BOOTS AND SHOe. The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern SMontana. The Linton Clothing mittee has decided to take 150 feet of the west portion of the west railroad park and set the building in the center of the allotted space. The lot will be - filled even with the depot plaform and work will be commenced just, as soon as the plans submitted to' Mr. Billings approved. Mr. Haire's description of his plan of the building is as follows: "The sketches submitted by me to the Library committee contemplate a building sixty feet front and forty-eight feet deep, built entirely of native sand stone. The basement to be twelve feet in height and almost entirely above ground, so as to furnish abundant light. This basement to contain the heating plant and fuel room in the rear and teM main part to be used as a gymnasium. The first principal floor will' be the li brary and the ceiling will be fifteen feet high and arched in center. The arrangement of this floor has been made in accordance with the most advanced ideas of public library administration. Splendid light is furnished by the large windows grouped on the ends and rear, and necessary toilet accommoda tions are provided. "As to the exterior of the building the Italian classic has been followed and simplicity combined with quiet elegance has been studied. Above the water table the stone ashlar facing is smooth 'cut and all the columns, arches and moplded work ate clean cut. The base will be of granite, eighteen inches high, entirely around the building, forming a 'damp course for the protec. tion of the sandstone from moisture. The cornice will be of copper and the roof of Spanish tile, thus giving to the exterior a permanent and durable char acter. The interior finish will be of oak and the floors of maple. It is pro posed to heat the building with a hot water plant. "The plans and this description, I believe, will cover a building suitable for the purpose for which it was' in tended, convenient for its interior use and expressive in its exterior of the purpose for which it is erected. "In the entrance vestibule shonld be placed a memorial tablet ehgraved with the name of the library and the purpose for which it was erected, with such other information as may be suita ble. "I would recommend that the lot on which the building is to be erected shall be graded so that the building shall stand higher than the street and at least as high as the depot platform. The main floor will be reached by a wide flight of stone steps." MONTANA SANDSTONE CO. Contractor Soss, H. S.' Hepner and Ben Hager to Operate Columbus Quarry. Joseph Soss, the capitol contractor, H. S. Hepner, a Helena lawyer, and B. Hager of Columbus, Mont., have incor porated the Montana Sandstone com pany. The company will open and de velope the sandstone quarry at Colum bus,from which the capitol commission ers recently decided to select the stone for use in the state capitol building. The company is capitalized for $8,000, of which Mr. Soss holds $1,9600, Mr. Hager $1,000 and Mr. Hepner $100. The capital stock has been paid up by turning over the interests in the quarry that Contractor Soss and H. L. Frank recently purchased. The United States cruiser Raleigh, Capt. Joseph B. Coghlan, which sailed from Manila on Dec. 15, will coal at Bermuda on April 8 and expects to reach New York on April 15. The Raleigh has been having stormy weather in the Atlantic, but has been behaving splendidly and proves to be a good sea boat. This is the first of Ad miral Dewey's squadron of warships hdund for home.