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SEMI=WEEKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MON'TANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1899 NO. 100 Watch for Our Sphring Shoes See Our "Little Giant" line of Children's and Boys' Shoes Misses' and Children's Rubber Boots ALL SIZES John D. gosekamp Faous ou utfitter." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. j AS. A . (O188, LAW YER. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG. 11M. ., 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. . F. GODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. 1 B. HERFORD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Room 9, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. SFRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office-Room 4, First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Boom 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 NATIONAl BANK -) OFi - BILLINGS, MONTRANA "aid 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 YELLOWSTONE N iTIONAL. ...BANK ... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -o A. L. BAIB('OCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGI3, Cashier. E. H. HOLL1STER. Ass't ('ash. DIRECTORS. A. L. IBABCOCK, IAVIT) FRATT, (1. A. GRIGGi, 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 a. VA%. At ,r &.w. The #ew Store OF THE tlbin s FrnitrB e I nd Ca~p e Co. Is the Most Complete East of Helena. _ 4 Furniture, Carpets and 4 House Furnishings of all kinds are our specialties, 0 but we carry practically 0 everything to 4 SBeautify the ome 4 Our store is 5oxioo feet and 4 our stock fills it up, so you have a great assort ment to select from. COME AND SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILLINGS Furniture & carpet CO7'rPrNY THOS. CHAPPLE. CHLAS. J. CHIAPPLE. O[Q. SBTZLER. Throughout the Country Denote Republican Gains Gen erally. HARRISON RE-ELECTED Jfayor o'f 'hie i o--ln 'r+.id+ent 1(c Kiu ley'% Holue '['own ilanii~e( to the llopubliean Sitle. Cleveland, Ohio, April 3.-John H. Farley, democrat, was elected mayor over Robert E. McKisson, republican, the present incumbent, today by plurality of about 3,500. The first re. turns indicated a much greater victors for Farley, but his plurality was cul down by later returns. The remaindel of the republican ticket, including city treasurer, police judge, police prose. cuter, justice and four members of the school council elected at large, will have substantial pluralities. The re. publicans will control the city coun. cil. The decisive victory for the head of the ticket was not due alone to the local opposition to Mayor McKissor for a third term. McKisson last yea, was the candidate of the bolting repub. licans and the democrats in the legis. lature against Senator Hanna. At Columbus a republican mayor was elected for the first time in twelve years. At Cincinnati the republicanm have a pluarlity of 7,000, though th" present democratic mayor was elected two years ago by almost as large a plurality. At Toledo an independenl republican was elected on Pingree is. sues, assisted by factional complica. tions. At Dayton the democrats made municipal gains, but the republicans gained in the township, which seems tc be the case throughout the state. Whilk the greatest change was at Cleveland, where the republicans have controlled the city for years with Robert McKis son as mayor, yet what is known as the western reserve maintains its usual re. publican majorities with some gainu over those of former April elections, notably at Youngstown, Warren, Cadiz, Delaware and other cities in northeast, ern Ohio. In the smaller cities, as well as in the rural districts, the republicawu claim gains, notably at Chillicothe, whore there was a change, Mayor Brown being aefeated for re-elcetion by James Woods by 300. At Defiance the democrats lost two councilmen and a member of the board of education. At Hamilton, the democrats maintained their majorities, also at Lima. New. ark, Circleville, Upper Sandusky, Wapakoneta, Millersburg and Var Wert. At Zanesville and Marysville, the republicans were successful, and they made gains at Napoleon. At Can ton, the home of McKinley, Jame, Robertson, republican, was elected mayor by 13 plurality, a change from the present democratic administration. Chicago, April 5.-The official count of yesterday's election for mayor is a: follows: Harrison, 149,158; Carter, 107.225; Altgeld, 45,538; scattering, 2,385. Harrison's plurality is 41,938 but he has 6390 less than a majority. Harrison carried twenty-nine out of thirty-four wards, including his own ward, which is nominally republican; also the tenth, a strong republican ward, and the home of his opponent, Carter. Thomas Gahau, the democratic na tional committeeman for Illinois, said: "I see, as a member of the national committee, the end of Altgeld's influ ence in national politics. Comparing his vote for governor in 1896 with the vote of yesterday it will be seen that Altgeld's influence is a thing of the past." St. Louis, April 5.-Returns from municipal and school elections held in most of the towns, cities and counties throughout Missouri yesterday show the democrats carried the majority of their tickets, while in several cities, notably Boonville and Sedalia, honors were divided with the republicans. Party lines were closely drawn. Kirks ville, St. Joseph, Carrolton, Columbia, Brookfield, Cape Girardeau, Holden, Richmond and Moberly report demo cratic majorities, with Jefferson City, Joplin, Springfield, Warrenisburg, Cart hage and Mountain Grove republican. Omaha, Neb., April 5. - Returns from elections in smaller towns are coming in. The issue was almost uni versally license or, no license. The larger places have almost without ex ception elected the license ticket, while in smaller villages probably half have decided against issuing saloon licenses. Wichita, Kan., April 5.-Ross, re publican, defeated Tapp, democrat, by 187 majority in the election for mayor. Dewey, a cousin of Admiral Dewey, was elected to the city council on the republican ticket. St. Louis, April 5.-Six members of the city council, which is the upper hounse of the municipal asembly; twenty-eight members of the house of delegates, which is the lower house, and four school directors were elected here yesterday. The republican coun cil ticket was elected by about 10,000 majority and that body will continue to be solidly republican. In the house of delegates nine democrats were elect ed, making a gain of five democrats. Two democratic and two republican school directors were elected. Topeka, Kan., April 5.-The elec tions held throughout the state yester day were very quiet and partisan lines were not sharply drawn, local indepen dent issues predominating. Reports from fifty small towns, while showing republican victories in most cases, em phasize the condition stated. In To peka the entire republican ticket is elected by 2,000 majority and the proposition to vote bonds for an audi torium carried safely. At Leavenworth S. F. Neely, democrat, is elected. The republicans elect a majority of the council members. At Wichita, the re publican candidate for mayor, Ross, was elected, with practically the whole republican ticket. Lawrence elects the straight republican ticket, headed by Gould for mayor, by the usual major ities. Emporia elects the straight re publican ticket, excpet W. T. McCar thy, democrat. for city attorney. H. D. Morse was elected mayor. Atchison and Kansas City. Kan.. elected republi can mayors as well as capturing most of the other offices. Tacoma, April 5.-The republicans elected six out of eight councilmen in the election yesterday. There was prac tically no interest in the election, but one-third of the voting strength of the city attending the polls. Colorado Springs, Col., April 5. Dr. John R. Robinson. republican can didate for mayor. has been elected by 205 majority over M. B. Irvin, the fusion candidate. Springfield, Ill., April 5.-Lorin E. Wheeler, republican. was yesterday re elected mayor by 127 plurality over John M. Striffler, the democratic nom inee. The contest was a bitter one and several outbreaks occurred at the polls during the day. Denver, April 5.-Henry V. Johnson, democrat, has been elected mayor of Denver by a plurality of about 8,000. Hot Springs, Ark , April 5.-George R. Belding, straight democratic candi date, was elected mayor of Hot Springs yesterday. He was supported by the Williams faction, which clashed in deadly combat with the opposing forces on March 16, when five men were killed. Houston, Texas, April 5.-Municipal elections were held throughout the state yesterday. There were no general Is sues and only local questions were in volved. Democrats had members of their own party to beat and did it. Lincoln. Neb., April 5.-H. J. Win net, republican, was elected mayor of Lincoln yesterday by a majority of nearly 800 over A. H. Weir, fusion. AGUINALDO SUPPLANTED. General Luna Said to Be in Control of Filipino Affairs. Manila, April 5, 6:20 p. m.--There are persistent rumors that Aguinaldo has been supplanted in the control of Filipino affairs by General Antonio Luna, the commander"in-chief of the Filipino forces. Luna is described as being a typical belligerent. The editor of Oceania thinks the proclamation is the most politic' docu ment ever published in the Philippine islands and that it is bound to convince the wavering of the folly of further hostilities. An English merchant says the first clause with reference to the establish ment and maintenance of American sovereignty and warning the rebels should settle the question in the minds of every thinking Filipino. A Scotch ship owner thinks it does not leave any further doubt as to the policy of the United States and that consequently Auginaldo must submit to the inevitable. New York, April 5.-The following has been received here relative to yes terday's engagement: Manila, April 4, 8:10 p. m.-General MacArthur's division still remains at Malolos. The Montana regiment, with two guns and a detachment of cavalry, all under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Wallace, made a reconnoissance in force today in the direction of Cal umpit. The country was thoroughly scored. A body of the enemy, numbering upward of a thousand, was found a few miles from Calumpit. Our troops at tacked the Filipinos, who made a short defense and then scattered. It was useless to pursue them, so the Ameri cans returned to Malolos. Acting Secretary Meikeljohn has re ceived information that miners on the Copper river were in a starving condi tion. Although Captains Abercrombie and Glenn have full instructions to send relief to any who may be suffering along the route of their expeditions to Copper river and Cook's inlet, Mr. Meikeljohn has sent further instuctions by telegraph to Captain Aberorombie to take medical and other supplies to Copper river and make every effort to assist the miners reported destitute and snffering. ELEFCTIONS IN MONTANAi Municipalities Make the Spring Elections About a Stand Off. BUTTE IS REPUBLICAN Although It Elected a Democratic Mayor-Exciting Times But No listurbanuces. The municipal elections throughout the state on Monday show about an even result for the republican and dem ocratic tickets. Some exciting times occurred in a number of instances, but no disturbances. McCarthy, democrat, was elected mayor of Butte by 700 majority. The democrats also elected three aldermen, while the republicans elected five, the city treasurer and police magistrate. The vote was the largest ever cast. The great interest was owing to resolutions passed by the democratic convention denouncing Clark's methods in the United States senatorial contest and demanding that he be unseated. The Miner bolted the democratic ticket and supported Kirk, the republican nominee for mayor. The Clark democrats united with the republicans. The Inter-Mountain also supported the re publican ticket. The demcoarts of Livingston elected their entire ticket with the exception of one alderman from the Second ward. John T. Smith, the well-known lawyer, was elected mayor. Great Falls elected republican offi cials with the exception of aldermen, the council standing six democrats and two republicans. The republicans were victorious in Missoula in every instance but one the election of alderman in the Third ward. Bozeman went the same old way republican, presenting the democrats with the alderman in the First ward. The straight democratic ticket was elected in Anaconda without opposi tion, with the exception of police magistrate, which office was captured by J. M. Kennedy, independent candi date. In Deer Lodge the citizens' ticket was elected. The citizens' ticket was also elected in Miles City, being headed by Dr. W. W. Andrus for mayor. In Helena the democrats elected four out of seven aldermen and the council is now a tie. In Red Lodge's municipal contest, which was entirely non-partisan, the Miners' union ticket won out with the exception of one ward, where Ray Aus tin was chosen as alderman. The other two wards elected Fred Wiley and Dan Davis, both miners and members of the union. All are in favor of the water works bonding proposition to be sub mitted May 1. Next year, as now pro posed, the union will try to secure com plete control of the city council by put ting up a candidate for mayor and an aldermanic ticket, and it also hopes to capture the treasurer and police magis trate. The battleship Iowa. at present at the Union Iron Works, undergoing re pairs, has been ordered to proceed to Manila to relieve the Oregon. The Oregon has been ordered to proceed to San Francisco as soon as the Iowa ap pears. -- THE - Linton Clothing Co. J I CLOTHING AND 'URNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HATS AND CGPS BOOTS AND SHOES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana. The Linton Clothing Co. WHAT IT IS DOING. Donald Bradford of the State Land Com. mission Writes to an Eastern Party. In reply to a letter of inquiry from Edward L. Fleming of Philadelphia, asking for information about the agri cultural possibilities of the state and the chances for one of small means and plenty of energy and thrift to get along, Donald Bradford, vice president of the state arid land commission, has written a very clear and instructive reply. The letter should be given wide circula tion as it explains what the commission has in mind and how it hopes to make the arid section of Montana "blossom as the rose." He says in part: "There are 'numerous' benches of various areas lying along the Clark's Fork, in Carbon county, possessing rich soil and contiguous to ample water sup ply for irrigation. The climate is such that four crops of alfalfa may be raised in one season and fruit and vegetables grow luxuriantly. "The state arid land grant commis sion believes that the Clark's Fork valley is second to none anywhere in every element necessary to support a prosperous community, or number of communities, and it is ready, as soon as a sufficient number of men have been secured, to proceed to build canals or ditches to reclaim the land. "The plan is to give employment to the settlers themselves in the construc tion of ditches and to pay them in 'trustee's certificates,' which will be received in payment for water rights and will be accepted by merchants for supplies. These certificates will be secured by an equal amount of bonds issued by this commission on behalf of this particular district, which, when fully paid, will be cancelled. In this way the indebtedness of any district may soon be cancelled. "I may say that when any individual water right is paid for, the lien against it, under the law, is cancelled, so that it will not subsequently be liable for the debt of the district. The commis sion will sell water rights at cost which shall include actual construction, engi neering, interest on bonds at six per cent per annum and the district's pro portioinate share of the expenses of this commission, which will be slight. After construction the state will own and operate the ditch delivering to each his share of the water at the cost of operating and maintaining the ditch, which will be small. "The land is a part of the Crow Indian reservation recently thrown open to settlement and can only be had by settlers themselves under the homestead act, and by paying $1.50 per acre, one-half at the expiration of one year and the balance at the end of two years. I wish you could secure 15 or 20 families in your region or elsewhere and communicate with me as soon as practicable. "It is our hope that the papers of each county will head a grand move ment to build up their own county and together the whole state. The com mission can only organize and guide with the active aid of the citizens of a community. It cannot provide the funds for preliminary expenses. This must be done by those who expect to secure a portion of the population now heading this way. The commission would like to hear from any and all who may be interested in this work." D. J. Tallant of Great Falls has been appointed an immigration inspector for service at Coutts, Canada. This ap pointment is made in accordance with the recommendation of the collector of customs at Great Falls, who states that an additional inspector is urgently needed to prevent the importation into this country of alien contract laborers.