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The Billings Gazette.
Watch for Our Sphring Shoes
See Our "Little Giant" line of
Children's and Boys' Shoes
Misses' and Children's Rubber Boots
John D. gosekamp
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Office First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG. 11M. .,
Belknap Block, Billings, Montana.
Office in First National Bank building, Billings,
Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building.
Night calls answered at office.
Office over First National Bank.
Room 9, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
Office-Room 4, First National Bank Building.
Billings, Montana.
Boom 18. Belknap Block.
Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana
Notary Public,
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billings.
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"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.
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.
...BANK ...
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BAIB('OCK, President.
G. A. GRIGGI3, Cashier.
E. H. HOLL1STER. Ass't ('ash.
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
a. VA%. At ,r &.w.
The #ew Store
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
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
Twenty-Eighth Street, rear
of Wardwell Block.
Furniture & carpet
Throughout the Country Denote
Republican Gains Gen
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Municipalities Make the Spring
Elections About a
Stand Off.
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
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
In Deer Lodge the citizens' ticket was
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
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
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The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern
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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
"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.

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