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The Billings Gazette.
SEM I=WEEKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUIESDIAY, APRIL 18, 1899 NO. 103 .. ...... . . .... .. . .. ... .. •- - - - - - - -~- - 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. AS. AB. R. GO, LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. u., 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. O. F. GODDARD. A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. B. HERFORD, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Room 9, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. FRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Ofice-BRoom 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 NATIONAL BANK -) OF - BIthI$GS, MIONTANA 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 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAiI ...BANK... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 --0 A. L. HABI'OCK, President. DAVII) FRATT, Vice-Pres. G(. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't Cash DIRECTORS. A. L. BABCOCKi, )AVID FRATT, 0. A. (RIC(S, ED. CARDWELL PETER LARSON. -0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections, -o Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange SThe New Store _ OF THE Is the Most Complete , East of Helena. ) 4 Furniture, i Carpets and S House Furnishings , of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautify the Homei Our store is 5oxIoo feet and 4 our stock fills it up, so you 7 have a great assort ment to select from. COWME AND SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BILLINGS I Furwniture & Caet COMPX NY THOS. CNAPPLE. CHIIAS. J. CHAPPLE. EO. SETZLEN. RALR OAI) SURVEYI RE Have Been Sent Into Wyoming tc Do Some Quiet Work for the Burlington. LIKELY AN EXTENSION Will Be Made--Traffli Is Hesumed After the Floods- -A Noirtherntl Pacific Wrec.k. The Blurlin ton haw si,,t otn anoth. surveying party from Lincoln for some point on this line and the general sup. position is that it has stopped either at Sheridan or some point near there. From the stopping place the party will work toward the Big Horn country, surveying a new line. Whether it is the intention to build a new line of road in that section this season is not known, but it is belitved by many that work in that territory will follow im mediately after construction of the line out of Alliance. Considerable secrecy is maintained in sending out surveying parties, and even the destination is not always known to a certainty. General Superintendent Calvert and General Manager Holdrege have both been up on this line recently and several days were spent near Sheridan, which tends to show that this road is figuring on something. It is the general belief that the Burlington will take this route to reach Butte, going through the Big Horn country and touching the Yellow stone park, and thence into Butte. The Burlington no doubt has its eyes on the Pacific coast and slowly but surely it is reaching for its objective point. Freight traffic on the Northern Pa cific and Burlington through this city was everlastingly demoralized last week. The former road commenced to move its freight eastward on Thursday, when two hundred carloads were start ed out. The Burlingtou's washout was not repaired until Saturday, when its freight was moved. Schedule time on either road for its passenger trains was not secured until yesterday. The Northern Pacific was kept busy run ning its coast trains to make up for the rln.I The Burlington had a special time freight train into Billings Saturday from the east. It was en route froe St. Louis to the coast, and copr'ed twenty carloads of Anheuse sch beer bound for Manila. T " train should have reached here earl Thurs day morning, but was delayed at Sheri dan on account of the washout. A Northern Pacific engine was hitched to it immediately on its arrival and the train proceeded on its journey. The Northern Pacific Railway com pany about two weeks ago issued an order to the effect that all trainmen in its employ must be vaccinated at once to guard against smallpox. It will be remembered that a few weeks ago a porter was taken down with the disease and was detained at Missoula. It is claimed the Northern Pacific railway has six cases of smallpox at Spokane, which is sufficient grounds for the order recently issued compelling the men who handle the trains to be vaccinated. Of course the order has been obeyed and the bays are carrying sore arms in consequence, but it is a small thing to the many "jawings" they usually get from passengers. It is a common thing to hear them tell passengers. "I have troubles enough of my own; tell yours to some3 one else." Albert Swenson of Duluth has in vented an apparatus for checking up the work of conductors on railroad pas senger trains, and where it has been ex hibited it has attracted favorable atten tion. The apparatus ccnsists of a series of pneumatic tubes, one from each half-seat, leading to a concealed regis ter that is simply a cylinder revolved byiclock work, around which is wrap ped a paper sheet properly blocked off and marked with the stations on the run to be checked. The tubes that lead from the seats are of brass. They are concealed in the lining of the car and a car equipped with this apparatus dif fers in appearance in no way from an ordinary car. When a passenger takes a seat the register records the fact and the record is continued until the passen ger rises. He may take another seat temporarily. The record of that fact is made, and when he returns to his own seat the telltale register gives the exact minute of the act. In operating the scheme it is planned tot have special seats for members of the train crew, so that the record will mark only the movements of the passengers. The only seriouas fault so far found with the ap- a paratus is that it would make no record of standing passengers. Put for practi cal work it is said by railroad men that Ii the invention is just what has long been wanted, and it will probably Ii soon come into general use, as it will check accurately every passenger that takes a seat and keep a check on him as long as he retains the seat, whether it be for one minute or a dozen hours, and an unfailing record of the time of his leaving and of his return is made. The Nebraska. Wyoming & Western Railroad company filed articles of in corporation with the secretary of state of Wyoming last week. The capital stock of the company is $1,000,000. The incorporators, officers of the Bur lington system, are G. W. Holdrege, J. G. Taylor and W. P. Durkee. The articles of incorporation recite that the company proposes to build a line of railway along the valleys .of the North Platte, Sweetwater and- other rivers from the Nebraska line, across Wyom ing, through the counties of Laramie, ( verse. Natro ia. Swe,,twvn ter -:iid 1 uta, I, the w\f-I(iO koutuhtwo f lt fi Wy oming. James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern railroad, and J. Kennedy Tod, a director in the road, have both been elected directors of the Baltimore & Ohio. Local interest in the matter is heightened by the fact that both of these men have large Montana inter ests, Mr. Tod being heavily interested in real estate in and around Great Falls and in one or two Montana banks, while Mr. Hill has many Montana holdings. Their election to the direc torate of the great B. & O. system is .onstrued to mean that the Great Northern will have a hand in the man agement of the property and that the operation of the two systems jointly is not among the impossibilities. From a source usually reliable comes Ihe information that plans of the Soo line include an extension not only to Bismarck, but beyond into the great )ow country of Montana, eventually ,onnecting with the Canadian Pacific to far west that the Great Northern :ill be paralleled much more closely han by the present Soo-Pacific route, lays the Minneapolis Times. The line vill be pushed a long way past Bis ilarok before any hard or expensive tonstruction work is encountered. That ,s, it could be built through a growing nd rich country cheaply. The Northern Pacific road ex erienced a serious wreck on its Lew stown extension last Tursday, when an ungine, tender and four cars of a reight train went over an embank nent. Engineer Mat Ralston and Fire nan Fred Lemon were killed. The vrecked locomotive and cars lie half mbedded in the stream 100 feet below Ye track. Fireman Lemon was killed nstantly and his body shockingly man led. Engineer Ralston was still alive vben found. He said: "Hold my tead for me. I am dying. Take my land; I don't want to go alone." He vas taken to Vollmer and died three tours later. His body and that of Zemon were taken to Spokane on a pecial. Ralston leaves a wife and hild. Lemon had a wife and two hildren living in Spokane. The wreck vas caused by recent heavy rains. It is rumored in railroad circles that the surveying party working on the proposed line between Alliance and Brush, Col., is making much better progress than was anticipated, and that to head off proposed competing lines, work on construction of the line may be started much sooner than official an nouncements would indicate. One story is that the old steel to be taken from the A. & N. line in southeastern Nebraska will be used in a part of the construction of the new line. Col. C. H. Gould, live stock agent of the Burlington for eastern Montana and North Dakota, has returned to Miles City from the east and will re main in that city until the shipping season is over. The Northern Pacific had four east bound passenger trains to arrive here Friday night, all coming within one hour's time. The Burliington sent out four large trains of freight Saturday night, the first since Sunday a week ago. Conductor Hammond of the Burling ton arrived home Saturday night in charge of a special train, after being out on the road a week, on account of the washout. He got in some good time, running each day between Sheri dan and Edgemont. He did not get to stay home long, being sent out Sunday, but reached home again last night and will now have a day's rest. Friday afternoon a stick of dynamite was found on the Bitter Root track year Missoula. It was lying upon a rail and was held in place by some ;tones. The evident intention of the niscreant who placed it there was to lave it explode when struck by an en ine wheel. The passenger train had tlready gone up the valley.. The spot where the explosive was found is much kequented by boys, and one theory is bha it was placed on the track by some routh whose brain has been turned by wahy novels. HE IS ACQUITTED. Jury Says Frank Savaresy Is Not Guilty Iut Insane. The case of the state vs. Frank Say aresy. assault in the first degree, where in Savaresy is charged with perforating Jack Coyne in the arm with a bullei from a revolver, came to an end in th: district court Saturday afternoon. Th: case was a stubbornly contested one. The counsel for the defendant made in sanity as their defense, claiming thai Savaresy was not in his right mind b3 reason of having received the hard blow on the forehead from the soda watei bottle, and It was while in this crazed condition that .he hunted up Coyne and took a shot at him. The jury seemed to take kindly to the plea of the de fence, for after being out about twc hours they reurned with a verdict ol "rnot guilty. hnt inlRtin." The jurs w'is (ci Iposeid of the i following persons P. H. Hohunu, John Schock, Wmin. Hefiner, Jas. Buckey, B. W. Austin, T. H. Ellis, H. I. Grant, M. M. Klein, L. C. Palmer, Jouh Moots, Jacob Ham moud and J. C. McCune. The court is now occupied with the case of the state vs. August Schroeder, grand larceny. Schroeder is charged with stealing a calf from Ryan Bros. of the Musselshell. When this case is finished Schroeder will stand trial for assault in the second degree for having shot Jas. Cunningham a couple of months ago. The other criminal cases on the docket will come up as follows: State vs. H. Newmau, forgery; in formation demurrer was overruled and case set for April 19. State vs. Anthony Cosgriff; case charging assault in the first degree was dismissed on motion of the county at torney and a new information charging assualt in the second degree filed. Case set for April 20. State vs. C. F. Wyatt, robbery; set for April 21. Action on civil cases was as follows: E. N. Jones vs. C. H. Dietrich, et al.; dismissed. J. Koshluad & Co. vs. P. I. Moule; case will be heard April 22. D. J. Hennessey Mercantile Co. vs. A. T. Ford; dismissed and 'sheriff ordered to release from attachment all property held by him. Rector & Wilbemy Co. vs. J. T. Brown; dismissed as settled. In the matter of the application of Andrew Clark to practice medicine and surgery in the state of Montana. Re spondent's motion to dismiss this ap peal from the action of the state board of medical examiners, is granted, to which appellant excepts. Order of dis missal of appeal later signed in open court. McPherson Taylor vs. Jos. Sims; set for April 24. L. A. Porter vs. F. E. Thompson and W. G. Kain; set for April 26. Edward B. Kennedy vs. William Dickie; set for April 25. The final report of the assignee of the Willard Live Stock company approved. STOCK COMMISSIONERS Meet in Helena and Consider Questions Relating to Stock Inspection. David Fratt has returned home from Helena, where he attended the regular meeting of the state board of stock com missioners Friday. On account of the washouts on the railroads, the attend ance was smaller than it has been for several months past. No members were present from east of this city. 'he members who did succeed in reach ing Helena were: J. Sieben, Cascade iounty; Len Lewis, Meagher county; Vard A. Cockrill. Gallatin county; John Flaherty, Jefferson county; D. 'ratt, Yellowstone county; M. Barrett, - THE.- L.inton Clothing Co. CLOTHING AND fURNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HrTS AND CAPS BOOTS AND SHOES w The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana. The Linton Clothing Co. Beaverhead county; W. J. Ennis, Mad ison county; S. S. Hobson, Fergus county; F. J. Keene, Broadwater coun ty; John T. Murphy, Lewis and Clarke county. The board spent some time in the consideration of questions relating to the inspection of stock and to the pri vate affairs of the board. During the meeting resolutions were passed expres sing the regret of the members, as rep resentatives of the stockmen of the state, because of the death of three of the valued and active members of the board since its last meeting, Alexander Metzel, Lyman Loring and Edward Marron. The non-arrival of the members from some of the counties most affected by the recent severe weather prevented a full interchange of observations as to the effect of the season upon the stock. The members. however, agreed that it had bee n an almost uupreoedented win ter with the stock industry generally, although the losses have not been as great by far as they would if the same winter had been experienced a few I years ago. The average losses, they said, would be much less than during any hard winter for thirty years past. The cattlemen were on the whole in clined to take a cheerful view of the situation. "How will the prices range this year as compared with last year and the year before?" one of the members was asked. "They probably won't run any higher," was the reply, "and there is still good reason for believing that they will be fairly good." ENGINEER GIFFORD KILLED. A Railroader Well Known in Billings Meets Death Near Logan. Engineer R. G. Gifford, well and fa vorably known in Billings, having been a resident of this city until about a year ago, was instantly killed Satur day afternoon at a point about nine miles west of Logan. Gifford was pull ing Northern Pacific passenger No. 4, east-bound, and soon after leaving Hel ena a driving box of the engine became heated, causing him much trouble. While leaning far out to get a view, of the driving box, his head struck the upright post of a snow-shed with suffi cient force to knock him off the engine. The train was stopped, but when assist ance reached Gifford he was dead, and it is supposed from the nature of the wounds, death was instantaneous. His body was taken to Livingston that evening. Gifford was one of the so-called new men who were employed by the North ern Pacific during the A. R. U. strike about five years ago. He was engi neer on the Rocky Fork branch for a long time, making his home here. He was a man about 45 years of age and leaves a widow and one child. He was a member in good standing of the A. O. U. W. of Livingston, having joined that order several months ago. J. FRANCIS WAS HERE. General Passenger Agent of the Hurling ton Visited Billings. J. Francis, the general passenger agent of the Burlington system, witth headquarters in Omaha, was in Bill ings a short time this morning, being on his way home from a trip to Butte, Helena and other points. He is a rail road man whose ability has won for him much distinction and official pre ferment, being one of the most promi nent passenger agents of the country. Mr. Francis was very favorably im pressed with Montana in general and took occasion to compliment our lively city, which he noted as having made rapid strides and especially so since his road entered this territory.