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SEMI-WEEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1899 NO. 2 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 i. 0Iekami "Fomous Outfitter." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. 45983 JAB. . Gost, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL LAWYER. Otffice First National Bank Building. H E. ARMSTRONG, M. B.,. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. OF BILLINGS Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. -0 DR. J. H. RINEHART. CAPITAL, - $50,000 PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. SURPLUS, - - $20,000 Office in First National Bank building, Billings, t Monte A. L. BABCOCK, President. NDREW CLARK, M. D. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't C('ash. PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. DIRECTORS. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, Night calls answered at office. G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL, - -PETER LARSON. O F. GODDARD. o- - A TTORNE Y.A T-LAW. Regular Banking in all its Branches. Office over First National Bank. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. SB. HERFORD, Special Attention Given to Collections. A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. Room 9, Belknap Block, - Billings. Montana. Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange RED H. EATHRORN, AA k.& & ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. i .I m'mIL , * Oice-Room 4l First National Bank Building. SOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18. Belknap Block. CHARLES L. HARRIS, LAWYER. Crockery Department Room 12, Belknap Blook. -' Billings, Montana We will for the next ten days A. RASEB, sell all our Ioo-piece Dinner Sets at 25 per cent Discount. Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, 100-piece Dinner Sets at.. $11.00 a General Commission Merchant. Less 25 per cent discount.... 2.75 r Boom 8, First National Bank Building. Billings. $82 100-piece Dinner Sets at.....$14.00 . FIRST NATIONAl Less 25 per cent discount.... 3.50 100-piece Dinner Sets at ..... 20.00 Less 25 per cent discount.... 5.00 ) ANB K $15.00 100-piece Dinner Sets at.....8$18.50I Less 25 per cent discount.... 4.62 -) OF - 13.88a S10pieee Dinner Sets at.....$15.00 0 -I.-.--cNnGIS, IONTLNe .25 per cent discount.... 3.75 .11.2~_ 100-piece Dinner Sets at.....822.50 4Less 25 per cent discount.... 5.63 816.87 Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 100-piece Dinner Sets at.....837.50 aurplus and Profits,; - 10,000 Less 25 per cent discount... 9.37 100-piece Dinner Sets at.....842.50 P, B. Moss, President. Less 25 per cent discount.... 10.63 H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres. S. F. MORSE, Cashier. 31.. .17_ S. G, REYNOLDS, Asst. Cash. 100-piece Dinner Sets at..... $45.00 Less 25 per cent discount.... 11.25 Chas,. T. Babcock, Speeial Priee Sale on hinens Jos. Zimmerman, H. W. Rowley, G. W. Woodson, BILLINGS P. B Moss. FurnItuI t ae & Carpet Transact a general banking busi- I ness. Collections promptly COSfP-RNY made and remitted for. . Sywwwwww ,.,.l SOUTH DRKOTA TROOPS Under General Hale Bear the Brunt of a Battle with Filipinos. MORE DAYS' FIGHTING Are Now Being Seen by Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines. ('asnalty Lists. Manuil. April 25, 6 :15 p. nm.-Gen eral Hale's brigade, consisting of the Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota reg iments, with three guns, which left Malolos Monday followed the west bank of the Rio Grande river to a ford. Many small bands of rebels were en countered and during the afternoon the Americans discovered several hundred 6f the enemy entrenched near Pulitan, north of Quingano. Our troops at tacked the rebels losing six killed and eleven wounded. General Hale's troops claim that nearly 200 dead natives were counted along the country traversed. Among the dead was a Spanish captain. The South Dakota regiment bore the brunt of the fighting and had five men killed and nine wounded. The country traversed by our troops is thickly wooded and the hardest for fighting. The rebels along the Bagbag river were reinforced from Calumpit as the troops under Hale approached. During t',e day the Americuas cap tured 35 prisoners. As this dispatch is sent the rebels are retreating in the direction of Calumpit. The Filipino troops engaged were well uniformed and well drilled. As the campaign progresses the rebel troops are improving. They are adopt ing American methods and the ac curaqy of their shooting is evinced by the fact that five Americans were shot in the head. General Hale at 4 o'clock this morn uing crossed the river and advanced on Calumpit. MacArthur's division also advanced and nine of the armored flat ,ars were pushed ahead on the railroad. The Kansas regiment advanced on the right of the track and the Montnaa regiment pushed forward on the left. The rebels are already returning to Malolos and becoming troublesome. They fired on an ambulance yesterday which was passing across the plaza and they have driven the Chinese out. The Third artillery patrolled the town last night. Casualty List. Washington, April 25.-Otis has furnished the war department with the following casualty. list: Killed, April 23 First Nebraska-Col. John M. Stots enberg, Second Lieutenant L. F. Sis son, Quartermaster Sergeant J. F. Storch, Sergeant Charles Meleck. Fourth Cavalry-Privates William B. Jackson, Wm. D. Skinner. i Wounded April 23 First Nebraska-First Lient. Wm. K. Moore, Second Lieut. A. S. Wads worth, Privates Win. L. Richards, Lee Stoner, Edwin O. Peterson, James Richards, Charles Swartz, John White, Musician Walter F. Tingley, H. W. Liviat, Walter Elifritz, Edwin W. Gregg, James Keenan, David Kilkins. Sergeant Clyde Voasburge, Corporals Dallas, Henderson, Harry Brookover. Frank Fauki, Privates Robert L. Smith, William H. Laru. Fred Gibbs, Otto Hemp, Eli Sisson, James R. Alwen, Orsen E. Humphrey, Sergeant Horace Kennedy, Corporal A. R. Chap man. Fifty-first Iowa-Corporal E. Mari ner, Lewis Hunter, Sergeant Carl Gardiner, Walter Larsen, Robert L. Dailey, Adrian Hackett. Bert Thomas. Utah Artillery-Battery A-Privates David J. Davids, leg, severe; John Alpbanalp, head, severe. First California-Corporal C. M. Davis. FILIPINOS LAST STAND. They Have Taken Final Stand at Calumplt and Are Making Energetic Defense. Manija, April 26, 6:10 p. m.-Agui naldo's army today is defending Cal umpit energetically, which is said to indicate that the rebels are finally mak ing that place the last ditch or stand, which the Americans expected them to make at Malolos. For the first time the Filipinos are employing artillery. They brought two guns into action in the trenches to day Ibfore Calumpit, firing modern shrapnel, which burst over the heads of General Wheaton's brigade without effect. * The fighting was resumed at 6 o'clock this morning. During the night engi neers repaired the Bagabg bridge, thus enabling our troops to cross the river. General Wheaton's brigade ad vanced in extended order, with the Kansas regiment to the west of the rail road and the Montana regiment to the east of it, and took up positions over. ing one and a half miles on the south ban'k of the Rio Grande. On the opposite banks were fortified trenches from which a few American soldiers would have been able to defy thousands, so strongly were they con structed. The Americans found the trenches on the south bank of the river deserted, which furnished them with cover from which they could pick off Filipinos whenever one of them showed his head. When the rebels began firing two puffs of smoke simultaneously from the trenches on each side of the raiload track showed they were using cannon, which was a genuine surprise to the Americans. Several shells burst close to General Wheaton's staff, but it seemed the Filipinos failed to master the machinery of the modern shells and they were unable to get the right range. Young's Utah battery Was otdered into position in the center of the Kansas regiment to silence the rebel guns and at 11 o'clock the rapid fire guns had been ferried across the river and came into line. At noon'the rebels were still pouring a heavy.fire in the directionu of the Americans who returned it spiritedly. Two Americans were killed and seven wounded. At about this time General Bale's brigade was advancing east of the line, apparently to cross.the river and attack the rebels in their trenches in flank, as did the Americans yesterday. General MacArthur has secured an order issued by Aguinaldo to rebel commanders telling them to instruct their men to economize their fire, save their empty shells and not to fire on the enemy when the latter is under cover The Filipinos are also instruct ed never to fire at longer range than 150 metres and when they have a river or other obstacle, in front of them to hold their fire until within eighty metres. This order was issued after the recent encounter between the Fili pinos and Americans. Lawton is meeting with the greatest obstacles in the character of the coun try. His troops have only had a few skirimishes thus far, resulting in five of his men being wounded. But he has been forced to put his men at work building roads and transport service is giving much trouble, bullocks dying of heat and exhaustion and Chinamen having to be employed in pulling some of the carts. Therefore the general has been unable to cover the ground he had hoped to cover. The natives flee before the expedi tion, but they swarm back to their houses as soon as the American troops have passed. A few Filipino sharp shooters are harassing the American flanks. The commissary department is pre paring to send more rations under a strong escort to the front. The United States transport Zea landia from San Francisco arrived here today after an uneventful voyage. Her troops are camped on the water front. The United States transport Sheridan sails for home tomorrow. Washington, April 24.-The follow ing list of casualties was received from Otis today? Killed April 24-Private P. I.. Laid ler, hospital corps. First South Dakota-Wagoner Morti mer Bowen, Corporal Victor Johnson, Private Chas. Schultz, James A. Lyes. Wounded April 24-First South Da kota-Corporal Harvey M. Breed, Pri vates Charles Peterson, Guy Jones, J. A. Lizer, Harley Dejean. First Nebraska-Private Harry Mc Cart. Hospital Corps-Private Paul Gom pertz. Utah Artillery-Private Max Madi son, battery A. First Idaho-April 9, Private George B. Manning, foot, slight. Fourteenth Infantry-Sergeant Geo. Wall, Privates B. A. Low, A. W. Shel lady. Thirteenth Minnesota-Private Ira Fowle. First South Dakota-April 22,Private Fred Hasehe; April 24, Sergeant Chas. A. Butter, Privates Paul Weiss, L. C. Dean. A. S. Sjoblene; April 25, Ser geant A. Semendson, Privates Oliver C. Lappa, J. Uriuhs, Corporals C. L. Myer, W. Reaman, Privates Frank Gaebel, James Gibbs, J. W.. Murphy, Thomas Coleman, Chas. Wagner, H. A. Putnam, John Ranous, Jas. Davis, R. W. Hawkins. First Nebraska-April 24, Second Lieutenant W. G. Lungan, Artificer John Roller, Privates C. C. Cadwill, M. O. Legg, G. Wageck; April 25, Ma jor Frank D. Edgar, Corporal Charles Brewster, Privates D. Gillespie, L. W. Pankborn, William D. Carter, Francis Mason, Harvey Majors. Fifty-first Iowa-April 24, Maj. W. Duggan, Corporal L. Wyland, Private John Bosm. April 25, Privateh John Kennan, Nathan F. Hodges, Elmer Narvee, P. H. Dwyer. Utah Artillery-Corporal M. Jensen, Privates Fritz Bummuler, John B. Rainman. Hospital Corps-Private C. H. Slater. Twentieth Kansas-Sergeant A. C. Snow, Private W. T. Hubbard. First Montana-Musician Win. Hat ton, neck, slight; Musician J. E. Jette, company K. Sixth Artillery-Private N. A. Tornquest. THEY ENTER THE CITY MacArthur's Forces Occupy Cal umpit and Bombard Insur gents in Trenches. MONTANA BOYS IN IT Two Montanians Killed and Three Wounded--Conference with Maj. Gen. Otis. Mauila, April 27, 6:10 p. m.-The last troops forming Lawton's advance reached Norzagary today. They will rest three days and then with Summer's command resume their march west ward, co-operating with MacArthur. Ambulances are today bringing Law ton's wounded to the railroad under a strong escort. 9:45 p. m.-General MacArthur's division crossed the Rio Grande today and advanced on Apelit, completely routing the flower of the rebel army. Manila, April 27.--Ueneral Mac Arthur's troops entered Calumpit to day, planting their guns in ftont of the church and bombarding the suburbs, where the insurgents are still fighting behind the trenches. This afternoon our losses were fifteen killed and wounded. Major Starr of General Lawton's staff arrived in Manila last night, traveling by way of Bocave. The ob ject of his visit is to confer with Major General Otis in regard to further opera tions. General Lawton's troops are still camped at Norzagary. Colonel Sum mers, with the Minnesota and Oregon regiments and troops of cavalry, ad vanced and captured Auget, returning to Norzagary. General Lawton is still without com munication, as it is impossible to mainu tain it through the enemy's territory. Washington, April 27.-On the re sult of the present campaign in the island of Luzon, which has as its obh jective point the defeat of any attempt on the part of the ii~surgents to escape into the mountains north of Calumpit and San Francisco, will depend the set-. tlement of the question of the advisa bility of calling for the 35,000 volun teers authorized by the army reorgani zation act. It is reported that the president declared that if the rebellion could not be crushed in any other vway, he would send all the regular troops now in this country to the Philippines and organise a volunteer force sufficient to take their places. Washnton, April 27.-General Otis reports the following casualties: Killed April 26 First Montana-Sergeant Thomas Anderson, company B; Private James Callahan, company K. Twentieth Kansas-Private R. Mana ban. Wounded April 26 Fourth Cavalry - Second Lieut. Leroy Eltinge. First Montana-Private Frank Tate, company F, nose, slight; Private Adolph M. Clay, company F, jaw, severe; Private Edward B. Harvey, neck, severe. Twentieth Kansas-Second Lieuten ant Colton H. Ball, jaw, severe; Pri vates James W. Grahner, J. J. Scott, Lyle L. Knox, Edward E. Harris. Utah Artillery-Frivate Emil F. Selmer. Linton Clothing Co. SCOTHING AND F iRNISHINGS Everything of the Latest .and Nobbiest for • Men's Wear. HwrTS AND CGPS BOOTS AND SHOES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana. SThe Linton. Clothing C . TAýý 7T1Rýr71x p rý1ýs1lerlýý Sixth Artillery-Privates Ha~ld D. Blake, Noah Bland. COGHLAN REPRIMANDED For Telling Too Much Truth About the Germans. Washington, April 26.-The case of Captain Coghlan may be considered as finally elosed. The German ambassa dor, Dr. von Holleben, called at the White Huuse this afternoon and had a conference on the subject with the president of such a satisfactory nature that the matter was regarded as settled. The president explained the course the navy department had taken in ad ministering a reprimand to, Captain Coghlan. It was also pointed out that the officer's explanation cf the incident stated that his utterances had been much exaggerated. On the part of the ambassador, there was every disposition to deal as lightly with the matter as possible, and not to permit it to become a source of friction. During the day the navy department administered to Captainu Coghlan the reprimand which had been determined upon yesterday. This was in the form of a letter from Secretary Long to the officer. It is stated at the department that the letter will not be made public until the officer has received it, and probably not then. The department made public a brief statement of the contents of Captain Coghlan's letter in answer to Secretary Long's request for an acknowledgment of respoasibility for the utterances ascribed to him. The statement is as follows: "Captain Coghlan has replied to the report stating that the newspapers have not reported him with substantial ac curacy. Also, that he intended no dis respect or contempt to the German flag and is extremely sorry that any such interpretation was put on his remarks. Proper relrimand will be sent and such action taken in respect thereto as is proper." WHAT INDEPENDENCE-MEANS. The Filipinos, Ide., Described by Colonel Funnton. Topeka, Kan., April 26.-Col. Fred Funston of the Twentieth Kansas, writ iug from Manila to a Topeka friend, says: "I am afraid that some people at home will lie awake nights worrying about the ethics of this war, thinking that our enemy is fighting for the right of self-government. The word inde pendent, which these people roll over their tongues so glibly, is to them a word and not much more. It means with them simply a license to raise bell, and if they got control they would raise a fine crop of it. They are as a rule an illiterate, semi-savage people, who are waging war not 'against tyran ny, but against Anglo-Saxon order and decency." THE GRANT STATUE. Ceremonles of Unveiling the Monument to the Distinguished General. Philadelphia, April 27.-The eqnes trian statue of General Grant in Fair mount park was unveiled this morning with appropriate ceremonies by Miss Rosemay Sartoris, grand-daughter of the dead hero, in the presence of Presi dent McKinley, members of the cabinet, representatives of foreign governments and a large gathering of distinguished people. Work on the harbor of San Pedro was put under way Wednesday morning, when President McKinley, from his library in the White House, touched an electric button and caused a rock-laden barge to tilt its cargo on the spot where work will begin.