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SEMI-WNEEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TU'ESDAY, MAY 2, 1899 NO. 8 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. JAS. H. 0G08, LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. IL., 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. Jo B. HERFORD, A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. Room 9, Belknap BRlock, - Billings, Montana. IBED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Offie-Room 4 First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18, Belknap Block. CHARLES L. HARRIS. LAWYER. Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana J D. MATHEBON. Real Estate and Life Insurance. Room 12, Belknap Block. A. FRASER Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST NATIOPNA BANK -) OF - BILLI$GS, M$ONTANA 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. 4693 YELLOQWSTONE NATT.NAI ..,BAN K... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 A. L. HABC(OCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIiGGS, Cashier. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ann't ('ash DIRECTORS. A. L. BAHBOCK, DAVID FRA IN', U. A. UlClU ,. El). (CARDWELL IPETER LARSON. -0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections -0 Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange 4 4 p _... SWatCh fop 0 Announeement 4 i i i 4 BILLINGS Furniture & Carpet L CO]MPRNY 44 Iq'P.~F._ IT PROVES ORVITLESS The Conference Between Otis and the Filipino Commission' Did No Good. THE REBELSWANTTIME Full Amnesty W Proml'lllised on SIr render-i-llavce E,'vidently IInd Enoutgh of Wanr. Manila, April 211, 8 p. mo.--Tihe con ference today betwen Generul .)Utis and Col. Manuel Arguelezes and Lieut, Jose Bornal, who came from General Luna under a flag of truce yesterday to ask for Nt cessation of hostilities, wits fruitless. It is understood the Filipino commnis sioners were given terms upon which the Americans will consent to negotiate. The Filipinos admit they have been defeated and it is expected will return with fresh propositions from General Luna. Manila, April 29, 11:20 p. mn,-The envoys from General Lana were hospiti ably treated 'by General Otis, who pro vided them with a hocuse and with a guard and permitted them to visit their friends here. The conference at the palace this morning lasted three hours. Mr. Schur mnan, United States Philippine commies sioner, attended and Admiral Dewey dropped in for an hour. The discus. sion was mostly between Otis and Arguelezes, who had been selected for the mission by Luna becaouse he had known General Otis. Schurman emerged from the palace between the two shock-haired, hanlf savage looking emissaries and the three drove to the office of the United States Philippine commission, where they talked informally for about an hour. Arguelezes, who is a lawyer, aptly illustratwtl Malay subtlety, while he declared with apparent frankness that the Filipinuo leaders want chance to give up the struggle gracefully through their congress, instead of surrendering ignominiously. He asked a fortnight's armistice so that congress might be summoned May 1. He endeavored to commit the Americans to greater con cessions and wanted the terms guaran teed by the treaty. He was told that recognition of the Filipino government was impossible and that a written guarantee of am neatsy for all insurgents was the ut most that could be given. Arguelezes argued that Spain had given similar guarantees and broken them and he laid much stress on the Spaniard's honor. He persistently de clared that the Filipinos must be per mitted to retire with honor. In conversation with Schurman Col onel Arguelezes revived the question of independence and was referred to the statement in the commnissioners' proo lamnation that the Filipinos would be given an increasing measure of self-gov ernment as soon as they proved them selves worthy of it. Mr. Schurman warned Arguelezes the longer the war was ,waged and the unnra Irillori thi a lrnnlr wvnnl11 hn thn niniosities hindering amnicable eo-oper. ation between the two peoples for the prosperity of the islands. The insurgents have an insurrection on their own hands. The Maceabees, traditional foes of the Tagalos, are ris ing in the north, while a burden of the thousands of hungry and discontented who tied before the Amenorican army and who are camping behind the Filipino lines mulitplies the trouble of the Fili. pino government, headquarters of which are now at San Iaidor, having been removed northward when Clumln pit fell. Arguelezes and Lieutenant Bernaul ay the storming of Calumpit dismayed their troops. The Filipinos had made successful stand there against the Spanisb in 18911 and thought it could lot be taken. They state also that Aguinaldo is at San Isidor. The rebels ire gathering at San Fernando. Some Ire in open mutiny and all are looting, Fhousands of non-combatants are re. urning to their homes within the Amerioan lines. Washington, April 29.-The follow. ug dispatch was received this morning !rom General Otis: Manila. April 29.-Conference with nmurgent representatives terminated his morning. Their request wars for a tessation of hostilities for three weeks o enable them to call their congres to leoide whether to continue the proseon. ion of the war or propose terms of eace. The proposition was declined md full amnesty promised on surren, er. It is believed the insurgents are tred of war. but seek to secure terms if peace through what they denominate heir representative congress. (Signed) Otis., New York, April 90.-A dispatoh to he Herald from Manila says: In an nterview with General Otis at the for. nter Spanish governor's plineo ill Malin ran, t he American comllntlander says: "The insurgents thought their posta tion on the river balnk at Onlumpit wne niprugnable. They made t successful stland against the Spanish there hin 1811i. Our success in storming their strong oltreucohmenllts has demoralized themn and the people lare rendy to give up the fight. "As to the emisnaries who have been Newut by General L.urli, mily upialinol is that they desire to gain time, They aLy they wish to submit the question of (onttiiuing the war or not to their conl. gross neetinlg in May, These leaders think they represent the Filipino oeo. pie. I answered thait I would be glad to receive emissarios froml the insurgent thifs provided they ('lllllde with a prop osition of absolute surrendor. The'se vere thie only terls I would consider, The enmisslris would not aigree toI this nas th ey tllhought it loniitrary to the lictates If hionor. The eislstries' iadt. led if lp,(ee w're forlc upon thetm it vould not he llilllnllt," Fl ilipino refugells are tlil glathlired at lan FOelrnlnlldo, 'iThe soldiers iare said to hie in Illutnllly. The llpesllants ill large nulllbers are returnilng to their homes within our territory, Telegraphie' eotllan ai)ititon with JcnUertil liawton by way of B3oclave has beenll oelspleted. Insurgents lttltnkled the AmeriliIs at Taguig yesterday. killing two of our n1n trand wounding twelve, They were subsequently repulsed by five companelll of the First Wuahington and three vonU. Iltles of the Twelfth ilfnLntry, There are ilndicatious that it colsiderable force of the eneiay is gathered inl thlat vioie ity. The insureguts lini constructing brenastworks on the sholre of Laguna do Bay and have one piee if lirtillery mounted, New York, April 211,--A dispatcll to the Jourunil and Advertiser from Lon. don says: Louis Spitzel, who Ihs been supply ing the Filipiuos with arnms, has tnr rived here from Houng Kong, He said in an interview: "Why should not I furnish arms to th1'Filipinos? There is money in it. I am i British subject and it is legit mate business. Did not Dewey and Wildunan give Aguinaldo rifles in the beginning. Wildminlnu h beeu seuding out all manner of stories about me, I told him before leaving Hon(lg Kong I would continue to sell arulms Is long IIt I felt so inclined." London, April 20,--Moembers of the Philippine junta here say that peace negotiaitioun between the United StateM and General Luna at Manuil are unofl*i cial in character, aind thalt Luna doeso rot repressunt Aguialdo. Manila, April 9.,--Lieutenant Gil more, who with fourteen men of the Yorktown, were 'tiptured by Filipinos while on an errand of mercy to Baler, island of Luonu, to rescue a small Spanish garrison besieged Iby 400 insur. enuts, are probably safe, Filipinos of Baler assert that they oaptured them as prisoners of war. Steps will be taken at once to secure their release, Washington, April 211.-It in said at ke waI.l Arlnnalnann ., nn thlI tmP nnl..ll I'.n.. aton of the Tweutieth Kanrmn volun. teemr will be appo.intd brigadier gon. eral of volunteers for hin alianut con. duct in fighting the Filipinos, Formal recommendation that he be promoted must first be obtained from (Gneral Otis, who will be asked to submit it, if he does not do so of his own ovlitioL, Appoilntment cannot be mndu without unthority of the president, but Mr. Mo Kinley believes in oating quickly in cases of such meritorious londuct, anlld the war departmenlt oexpects to hoar from him on the subject before his re" turn to Washington, Washington, April 2U1.--War depulrt ment ohflicials are griti ied with the tone of thl reply of Olenral Otin to the Filipiuo delegation. It IN (onlidered as comporting with the dignity of the United States. It would not be posni ble for the United Staten to recogutl. the existenmc of the Filipino naongroi)s or the Filipino goverument. It IN said at the war departmlnt it iN not likely any further concesiouns than that of general amnesty will be mldul, Puce and freedom, it in believed, will appeal more strongly to the Filipino army then any argument Agulnaldo and lhi officers may make. Lawton is expected to continue the forward movemenut toward joininug hi forces with MacAr. thur, according to the original pro gramme, and this juncture will probe. bly be affected by next Tuesday. MRS. GEORGE NOT GUILTY, Jury No Deelde--Trhe Aecuued Womllan Warmly Collgratulated. Canton, 0., April 2N,-The jury in the oane of Anna E. George, on trial for the murder of eorg.o D. Saxton, came into the court room at 12:49 a. m., having agreed upon a verdict, Be. fore the verdict was read the court cautioned the audience that there must bu no demonstrations. In spite of that there was loud cheering as the clerk read the verdiot of "Not guilty," and a score of women rushed to Mrs, George and selsed her hands, Oon, gratulatiouns were also extended to her attorneys. She worked her way to the juty box and took each juror by the hand and gave them a word and a nod of,thauksl, Then the court said she was disobarged and rleased the jury, The Flower of the Filipino Army Flees Before the Amer loan Troops. COL. FUNSTON A HERO lBrave KItan.n. With Two IIr Iis ('onll t iis . ('. I' NNt'I I I ' ilr I nder ali ling F'ir'. 'lttilti, April ti.--MlacArthur's' di v1ision c'rossed thiI Ro il'lUllde today ianld Ilavanced ln AIpolit, colllpletely routnllg thlle rebel larmy.' Tre onIly wervi very strongly e(n lren'h'd' (on tll rviver bUnk neor Iloth silde of the ll. lroad bridge, (beneral Wheaton sent Colonel Funstou acr(oss with two coanpanies of the Twentieth Kansas regiment, It couple of privates swiunmiug the swift stream with a rope untder Ia galling fire for the purpose of guiding the raft. The Imen orosted in sqnllids of twnuty alnd attacked the left .unnk of the rebels, who santtled like rnhlbis into covelred wals an llld trenBOches, The rest of thei reUgimenI t was el0u1 pulled to cross the bridge in single file along the stringers. All the wood work and much of the iron work had been removed. The First Montnun followed the Kanusas acro(ss the bridge, The First Nebralsk regiment at tunked the rebels in three lines of Illtenches, driving thlm unt, killing six tlon and wounding many, In the mnluntime it large body of Filiptlos, os. titnatoed at no fewer than 2,000, led by (oeuiral Antonio Luna, mounted on a bluck charger, that was evidently coni. ilg to reinforce the rebels who were enllgiiged with the Nelhruskuns, aippoared in the opten field ,labout two miles to the left. Emerglin from the jungle, tie enemy formed an open skirmish line nearly two miles in length, with very thick reserves behind, Thou they ad vnlllced at doubleluick, until they were about 2,000 yards from the American line, when (,enoral Wheaton ordered his troops to fire, The rebels, who were evidently nunware that the Americans hlad crossed the river, broke and ran in tile direction of Macalbele, Most of the robels fled to Apelit sta. tion, where trains were waiting them, They left hurriedly, presumably for San Fernaudino. The towns of San Vinceute and Apelit were simultaneous. ly burned and evacuated by the natives. Twenty prisoners were captured, in eluding ai Spaulard, The American troops also captured a brans eanuou alnd a quantity of arms and ammunition, and the same evenlling they captured a Maxim gun o(n the railroad, The fight. ing lasted until 4 o'clock, The' Ameri can loss is one mnul of the Montana reg. iment killed and three officers and six privates wounded, Manila, April 28, 11:41i a, m1.--Yes. terdniy furnished added proof that the United 8tates troops have no nmore fear of bushwhacking than fear in battle. Tihe Washluington regiment, which is holding Tnaguig, with three companies of the Twelfth regiment, engaged a large force of iusurgents in a tight in the jungle. The Americans lost two killed and ten wounded, The Filipinos have been niassing at the mouth of the Pasig river and it is estimated there are 2,000 of them now there. They have tmounted two guns one of theni a tlroee inch Krupp-aind have thrown a number of shells into the American lines. The gunboat Napidau, which is guarding the en trance to tl'e river, shelled a launch which was carrying supplies. Yesterday a large force of rebels ap proacned the town, seemingly bent on luring the Americans from Calumnpit. Three companies of the Washington troops sallied from the town and at tacked the natives and found that they had their hands full. Two other com panies of the Washingtons and three of the Twelfth regulars reinforced them and drove back the enemy, who re moved their dead and wounded as they retired, as usual. Washington, April 28R.-The follow. inlg casualty list has been received from General Otis: Killed April 27 First Washington-Corpor al Edward W. Strains, Private J. P. Eno. First Montana-Privnto Charles Mur phy, M company, Wounded April 27 First Washington - First Lieut. Charles A. Booker, scalnip, slight; Pri vates Harvey R. Smith, face, moderate; i), Wnt, J. Marshall, neck, slight; H, Clyde Z. Woods, abdomen. severe; Robert Hoover, leg, severe; Sidney O. iDickenson, chest, severe; Abel Nilson, cheek, severe; Win. E. Howard, thigh, severe; Sherman T, Shepard, chest, severe; Edward Curley, thumb, slight; Corporal George W. Hovey, abdomen, severe; L, Private Ennis, chest, slight, First Montana-Major John R. Mil ler, shoulder, severe; Captain Albert Jensen, company ,4' forearm; Private James Tierney, thigh, severe, company B; Private J. T. Shultz, scalp, slight, colnpany I; Private John Kirley, shoulder, moderate, company K. MESSAGE TO DEWEY. r'l'hllutat McKhllty Selnds (ire'f.tingia to the ltear Admialrl. New York, May 1.-Dewey Day was celebrated in the public schools of this city by special ,xercises comnmemorat ing the victory of Manila by flying flags on all school buildings. At 10 o'clock this morning President McKinley visited the navy yards. Rear Admiral Philip Green met the president's party as they came ashore. At the Lyceum building all officers on duty at the yards were lined up in full dress, A hundred marines, command od by Colonel Huntington, faced the building. The admiral introduced each of the officers as they shook hands with tthe president. After inapectnug stores and factories, the party took luncheon at the resident of the com mandant, On the return to the city as the tug swung into East river the Ver mont fired a salute of 21 guns. While at the navy yard the president sent the following message to Dewey: "On this anniversary of your great victory the people in the United States unite in an expression of affection and gratitude to yourself and brave officers and men of your fleet, whose brilliant achievements marked an epoch in his tory which will live in its annals with the world's herote deeds." THE IIUItLIN(ITOIN COMING. Report Mayu It Is Headed for nautlwemt rtl w Montan,a. A man in Dillon professes to know that the Burlington road will be in iDillon inside of eighteen months, says the Dillon Tribune. Surveyors for that system are said to be over near Sheri dan, Madison county, now. The Bur lington is a great road, and askes no odds of anybody when it gets ready to extend. It sometimes goes where some people do not want it. Its destination is the coast of Oregon, via the Seven Devils, Linton Clothing Co.J C.LOTI-ANG AND FThN.ISHING8 Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. * HATS AND CAPS BOOTS AND SHES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana, The Linton Clothing Gp,