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1The Billings Gazette.
SEMI=WEEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 18199 NO, 4 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. 0osekamp "Famous Outfitter." PROFESSIONAL CARDS. 4593 JA. R. GO LAWYER. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL Otffice First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. it., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. .BA . Belknap Block, Billings, Montana. DR. J.,L RINEHART, OF BILLINGS PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Oioe in First National Bank building, Billings, Monta CAPITAL, - $0,00 ANDREW CLARK, M.D. SURPLUS,- - $20,000 HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M. PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. A. L. BAB(OCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier. Night calls answered at office. E. H. HOLLISTER. Ass't ('ash. O. F. GODDARD. DIRECTORS. ATTORNEY-AT-LA H'. A. L. BAIICOCK, DAVID FRATT, Office over First National Bank. G. A. (RI( tiS, ED. CARDWELL, J B. HERFORD, PETER LARSON. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 0 Regular Banking in all its Branches. Room 9, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. Safe Dekiosit Boxealls Rented. FRED H. HATHHORN, Special Attention Given to Collections. A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. o Ofice--Room 4 First National Bank Building. Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange Rilling, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. L E . LAWYERS. II I Room 18. Belknap Block.s -HARLES L. HARRIS., LAWYER. Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana Real Estate and Life Insurance. - : '. C - Room 12, Belknap Block. . FRASER Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Boom 8, First Natiopal Bank Building. Billings. TITLE ABSTRACT COMPANY, - ABSTRACTS OF TITLE To all real property in Yellowstone county. . Montana, compiled by Geoo. M. Hays and Austin North Company. Titles examined and complete betracts furnished. Office next north Grand Hotel. Telephone 128. FIRST NATIONAL Ih (II -) OF -A B4rplus and Profits, - 10,000 P B. Moss, President. H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres. S. F. MORsE, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDS, Asst. Cash. DIRECTORS:he Chas. T. Babcock, Jos. Zimmerman, ** H. W. Rowly, 4 BILLINGS - P. B Moss. FuLnttwe & Garet Transact a general banking busi ness. Collections promptly 4 COQ PRNY made and remitted for. n n r, mw n SHolds Its First Regular Meet ing Which Was a Very Busy One. MAYOR REAPPOINTS Old Officers. Who Are C'onfirmied by the 'ouancil--31ayor \' 'eg'en I)efines ills Policy. A mlore imlposing body of men never graced the seats of the city verinmnt of Billings than the new ity council which held its first regu meeting on Tuesday night. We sN imposing lie cause it represents mt of well known business ability fro nearly every stage of life. The they got down to business was a caution. It was twenty minutes past 8 o'clock when Mayor Yegen rapped for order, announcing that the council would now consider itself in session. The roll call found all aldermen present, except ing Witham, who came in a few min utes later. The personnel of the new council by wards is as follows: First ward-Cenuolly and Benuig hoff: Second ward-Spear and Cle ment; Third ward - Frizelle and Witham; Fourth ward-Szitnick and St. John. City Clerk Herford officiated in lieu of appointment of succesor. The min' utes of the meeting of the preceding night were read and approved, after which the mayor placed his "John Hancock" signature on de book- of record for the first time. Alderman Bennighoff at this paritcu lar time arose and in his usual un ostentatious manner, stated that it was always customary for the mayor, upon taking his seat, to at least acquaint the council with what his policy of admin istration would be so that they (the aldermenu) could have something to "swear" by and to know in what di rection the good and progressive ship, Billings, was to be steered. Mayor Yegen is not an extemporaneous speak er, but as a writer he has few equals and in response to Mr. Bennighoff's re quest he submitted the following com munication, which he read with good effect: "Billings, Mont., May 2, 1899. "Mr. President and Councilman: "Taking advantage of the time honored usage and custom of the ex ecutive addressing a message to the legislative branch of the municipal gov ernment, I take pleasure in addressing this communication to your honorable body. The prosperity of an individual, a city or a state depends largely upon close and economical attention to what is expended. In public as well as pri vate affairs early provision for pay ments of debts is evidence of sound business principles and good financier i ug. "In examining the finances of the city government at the present time, we find that the levy for the year 1898 has not produced revenue sufficient to provide funds for running expenses to the end of the fiscal year. In order to meet this difficulty as far as possible, I would urge the prompt collection of back taxes and back licenses and side walk taxes, and pursue a vigorous pol icy in the collection of all moneys due the city. "The condition of roads and bridges leading to our city, our streets, side walks and especially our crosswatlks should have our continued attention. "The sprinkling of our streets, cur ried on in a business manner, can be extended to the -residence portion of the city by placing hydrants at conevnient points for filling the sprinkling tank without extra expenise to the city. "Municipal ownership of electric light and water supply should come under discussion. "I would recommend all necessary improvements to our public parks and the extension of the sewer system to the residence portion of the city and to our school houses. "However, the people must realize that what public improvements are to be made this year mnust largely be paid for by property owners directly bene fited, and I hope that the policy of this counoil will be economical without be. ing penurious, and broad-gauge without being prodigal, It is always the duty of public ofilotials to limit as far as poe sible public expenditures, and thus pre serve the lowest rate of taxation so far as is compatible with reasonable econ omy and prudence. It is also their duty so far as in their power to see that all property withlun the city contributes its just share, and that taxation may bear equally on all. "In conclusion I feel assured of the hearty co-operation of your honorable body in all matters pertaluing to the public welfare, and shall always feel it inoumbent upon me so far as is in my power to assist in determining and dis poslnlg of all quatlas that may arise, to the end that we may propmaerly and upon us by our follow citizens, "I am yours very respectfully, "Chris, Yegell," The communication seemed to meet the ideas of the august body, for excIt mations of approval were heard on ill sides at its conclusion. Under the head of reports came that of the secretary of the Maverick Hose company, stating who had been elected as'the officers of the company, and that the same was subject to the approval of the council. The council by unani mous vote confirmed the election. In the matter of the application of the Northern Pacific Railway company for coutection to the city sewer system there was considerable discussion. The connection has boeen made, but there is still some contention between the city and the railroad. A recent litter from Superintendent Horn of Livingstonl states that the railroad is willing to grant the city what it desires-owneml ship of the systemn constructerd by the railroad, but the latter wants the right to make whatever conuections it desires for its own use. The matter was final. ly referred to the sewer committee, Under the order of petitions, came one from several residents praying that a water main he laid on South 'h'irty. second street, between First and Second avenue. This was turned over to the committee on fite and water. Carwile & Bouton asked permission of the council to erect a sign overhsad on North Twenty-eighth street, at the door of their office in the Wardwell block. The street committee will look into the matter. Some business was left unfinished by the former council and under this head came the matter of putting sills or a foundation under the city fire ball. One bid was submitted for the work, but was not opened. Some little dis cussion arose over the advisability of having the work done, in whlch Alder man Bennighoff took the prominent part. He came out fiat-footed against such procedure, stating that the fire hall was ai poor building and even after a foundation would be placed under it, it would still be a poor building. He contended that Billings, with all its push and enterprise, should have a more representative city bhall, and lie wanted to go on record as being ferninst making any improvements "whatso. ever" on the present fire hall. It was plain to be seen that Mr. Bennighot had touched a popular chord with the rest of the aldermen. The matter was finally referred back to the committee on city property to report on cost of same, and the committee was em powered to call for bids for the work, which will be opened at the next coun oil meeting. Aldermen Szitnick and St. John, members from the Fourth ward, hav ing previously drawn lots to decide who should serve for long term and the former having won, the action was confirmed. by the council. Saitnick will hold office two years and St. John one year. Mayor Yegen announced its commit tees: Finance-Spear, Szitniek and St. John. Streets and Sidewalks-St. John, Bennighoff and Clement. Ordinances - Bennighoff, Withaml and Frizelle. Officers and Bonds-Connelly, Spear and Clement. Fire, Lights and Water - Withalm, Ulement and Frizelle. Improvement, City Property, Sewer and Draina;ge-Szitnick, Spear, Frizelle mnd Connelly. The airst named on each colmnlittu will not as chairman of the sanme. The clerk was instructed to advertise For bids for street sprinkling uid street work, to be handed in to .ouncil byo regular meeting night ini June. The committee on fire and water wits udered to report on hydrants that clan be used to furnish water for sprinkler, to as to save much time in sprinkling. Heretofore but one hydrant has been used and it was on Twenty-sevenuth rtreet. Every time the water ran out when the sprinkler' wits several blocks away it necessitated coming several blocks in order to fill again. Thi'n coon nittee was also ordered to report what listrict can be included in the present iprinkling district, the council having ibout decided to extend the sprinkliu .ystem. The question of checking up the war* ants issued by the former city treus. arer before turning over funds and ooke to the new city treasurer, caame .p, Mr. Hatbhorn, the retiring oftl. ,ial, was present and he addressed the iouncil askihg that the books of Mr. Ramlsey, who he had been appolnted to muoceed, as well as those of himself, be hecked up so that there would be a perfeot underusanoinl aIbout the matter, He stated that it was nothl nlg ore nor less than a buliness propositionuu, On notion bty 8pear, the mayor was au. Iborald to appoint somle paerson to theok up the books from place where sat chocked, Mayor Yegeu did not nake thl appointment during the iuee.• ll, but hu alce iiotlAed sr that W. B. George will do that work, Mr. J, Hi, Yates, in behalf of the Billuingls Wholeale Urocery hbouse, ap. eared befeon the oouncll Mad asked Coatimued em Milhth Pwale, That the Amerioan Troopa Are Rapidly Advancing on the Filipinos. SOME ,TOWNS TAKEN Ity the Iirit'lhes I'hder ihalh Iand 1VWheltoll- t('ll IF ittIIu I W tilil I'd ill the hand. Washington, May 4.-The war doe lpartmenlt rtei'vid the following dis. pnhtten today: "Manila, Mtay 4--Adjutanut (fneral, Washington: Situation an follows: Lv\atou hoild BalluMn, captured the xeouod ilnt, after a rapid nOVlltnll from Augrst, where were supplins with wagon train, pack iuniwule and rations. He senttered the strongly entrenched enemy to the north and northweatward, capturing lartpo nmoutult of food sup. plies and his detalOltntts to the north and eastward, His succensful llmove. ment was attended with great dittlfulty becunle of the character of the country, rain and heat. He now covern our railway coimmunication and will be supplied from Malolos, "MacArthur's column, concentrated, took up the advance on San Fernando at (1:80 this morning, Do not appre. hend sharp resistance on the part of the enemy, who will probably leave the railroad and retire in a northeasterly direction to the north of Lawton, Tlhet destruction of the railroad near Culiell pit neenesitutes dependence on wagon transportation, "The enemy to thec south aned clast of Maunlila is nine thtounlnd, oplposed by sufficient frtreen under O)vershin,e and Hall, His demonsltations thus flor were properly met by these officers with alight losses, Many requests received from outlying citiesn for protection against insurgent troops, Otis" "Manila, May 4,-Adjutant (henerall, Washington: Summern, with nix bat. tallous of Oregon, Dakota, Third in fantry and a piece of Utah light artil. lery of Lawtou's divisiou, proceeded north thin morning to MansaudA , ronned the river, charged the enemy in atrong outrenenhmeuts, driving him northward and iuflicting considerable lons, His casualties two wounded. "Both Wheaton and Hale of Mao. Arthur's division found the enlemy in force strongly entrenched anrd soem. ,handed by Commel .ander.l.hlet Lulna about four miles south of San Fernando, Hale on the right dlnlodged the enemy and Wheaton on the left, leading in person, made a brilliant charge, scatter. ing his forces, inflicting greut punish. nent. Several officers and enlinted men were seriously wounded. "MacArthur proceeds to San Fer. unudo in the morning, delayed by partial destruction of a brldge iormnn the river. It in not believed the enemy will make another determined stand until he effects a retreat to Mount Araynt, a nhort distance from San Isidor. Otis " More Cannalth'n. Washington, May 4.-Oits reports the following addlitounl canualties: Killed Fourth 'Cavalry, April 8il-Corporal John Colnmbeaki. Wounded Fourtlh Uavalry-Privato Jamln F, MclOreevy. STHEI ! Linton Clothing Co. Q OTHING AND FThNI8HINGS lEverything of the Latest and Nobblost for i Men'M Wear, HrTS RND CRPS BOOTS RND SHOES Thu lIoNt Seleoted Stowk in all R~a~trn Montana. I The Linton Clothing Qa. -r aw rwf r w a r wr II r re pww wwaIww Iamies @I Fhta Nobraaka, May I-Private Paul Ofcnoweki, Private John D. Keeuey, Private Chanrl Schanffr, Wlltam Gil. hbrt, Lho H. Hunter, (1nhl0i4l I lalrtt,, W,011111,de,1, Manila, May 4, .; t) p. m,--(eneral MiacArthur has (crried San Tomnat after toueonntcrihiR strorng releStance, (;eneral HRle moved on the right and liripadler (leneral Wheaton attacked the left in a daring charge, in which Colonel Fnltotn againl ditinguluahed iimnelt. The Kanman w\s wounded in the hainud and oeveral other olffiera and nllsted men were also wounded. Oolonel Mumlmern, with part of the t)regon and MimelsoteI repAmonUt and a gunt of the Utah battery, took Moalim on the right, resting tour mniles from Snn Fornando, The Flilpituo. are re. treatinig toward San Isider amd it is ex. pleted will kunit a intlad ait Arvyat, at whlih pIlnce the whole thmel forces in the province of Hia Pinuga Is concela tratiug, It iL reported that ihmpreeseid by re. cnct events the Flipllluo. are wavering in their aillegihnco to the insurreotion and are likely to neiumle a n eutral nat Itude, II woeen General L.nl.a's forces are destined to destruotion within a few days uailep they surreauder or .eat. ter, Instarrrn1ta Routed. New York, May 4,--A dispatoh to the Herald from Manila anyS: General Hilme Is pushling the insurgents toward Sini Ferunuado. After II Ievere euIngae menlmt General Whaaton's hrigade on. teed Sanuto Tolima this morning, the llimnrgents fighting desperately, The Almerians found Sonuto Toman burning, t Oneral' MacArthur moved forward ait n o'clock with the KPlina and Mon. tuten replgmlents along the railway and the Utah battery and Nebrelka, South I)Dkotta Inld Iowa regiments on the right, Th'ere wamn in evers engagement at a blridcge, tour mles this llde of Santo ommans, where the isurget.lits were found in force, Sumnelr's l'rigmde of IJiw\Yon's c.t(mlniidii II now na(vanIiug northward toward Manain, London, May 4,--Advices have been received here front Manila that General Wheaiton captured Santo Tomln after a severe ltght with the iniRurgPut,. The lanurgenltn werercouted, The town was nearly destroyed by fire, tawWton's brigde Is advanlcng towaid Manulm, where the insurgenta tre expected to make anlother taned, YORKTOWN MEN 8API. Inl rmt'nlm i hi I ll,'ilvil (lmnerstll i Alneri. 0e0it (1apltul..d 18 b lliillllnn. Manllt, May v,-The first authentli information regarding Lirnt, J. C. Gilmore and his party of fourteen men front the United Staten guntoat York town, who were captured by the Fill. pluno April la, was recelved today at the ihands of Major Argullleawc of the ntalY of (leneril Luna, t It in to he form of ta lit of the inlaning men and in igned by Lieutenant (lllmoure, The lieutenant reports that he and his party have been brought aeroas the mountainu from Baler, where they were eapturd., This information was bronght in re., poellse to a Inote which (General Mao. Art hur cent to iLnIn by Major Shields and Lloutenlnt Hnyne iand which those ofticeur, bearing I fllag of truce, carried arnoas General tLuln's line yesterday evening. The note, after Iaking for in. formation regarding the Amerloan pris" olerc in General Luna's hands, con. eluded wtih the UIIImeige that he (Gen. oral MacArthur) would he plea#ed to Major Shields and Lioutlllllt Hayne f.ounId It spln of railroad bridge a mile froni Man 'T'onmc broken,