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The Billings Gazette.
SEM I-WEEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MON'TANA, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1899 NO. 27 SHOES Did you USay WILY, YES, WE HAVE THEM. MVEEN'S LADIES' _ MISSES' CHILDREN'S INFANTS' COLORED HIGH LOW DRESS IN PLOW NARROSI J BROAD LEATHER CLOTH In fact all the latest creations in modern footwear to be fn Jundl in in a first-class shoe store. Yours for Barga.ins in shos, John D.Iosekamp rTaous Outfittoer aind lothier. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. J AS. iB. G0O)5, LA W I'ER. Office lFirt National Bank onlliaa. j[ '1I. ARMSTIION(, M. It., PHYSICIAN and SURGEOIN. Belknap IBllck, - lillaian, Montana. B. J. H. RINEHART. PH'SICIAN and SURGI O N. Office in First National iank buildma, 'illtnls, Monta NDREW ('LARK, M. 1). HARRIET FOXTON-.LARK, M. D., C. M., PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7. First Natkmal Bankc Billding. Night calls answered at ofice. 1)1R. . E . TOWNSEND, PHYSICIAN and SURGQOjWN. Office and Residence on Twenty-Ninth (Stroat North, two doors north of .t ge Ancl. 'Office stricltj private. All call wre al.o2wvs,pronimpt at tenion. Telephone 1(L F. GODDARD. A TTORNE YA T-LA'W. Office over First Natoenal Bank. B. HERFORD, ATTORNEY-AT-LA W. Room 9, Belknap Block, - BlDinge, lM7uatna. FRED H, HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT.LAW. rifilce-Boom 4. First Nationl bank Blilding. Billting, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18, Belknap .lcIce. 0IHARLES L. HARRIIB, LAWYER. Room 12, Bolknap Block, - Blillngt, M1ontana P J. DONOHOE, ARCHITECT. Ilutte and Bllings, Montana. A,. Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissiorer, General Commission Merchant. Room 8, First National Bank Buildin, Billingos. TITLE ALIITA('T ( OMPIANY, ABSTRACTS OF T'TLA To all roil proljrty in Yollowetono county, ct.la, comiloai Gb lo, M. Hayas aind Austih -orti (ssusspany. Til s esxtlnexi nsti c olntslstsl Ier oruslsh. Offi.us next north (ralnld oat(. Telephone 15211. SMITH'S ,..hlVERY STABhE.., Tuwenty-Bventh St, ' NwroWuNvs" u P. H. SMITH, PMOP CARW Ie & BOUTON RAuh ISTATI INSUrA0ClI..... OPilOi IN WNIWSILL SLOMS Y)IIPMONS III *OIIPIWPONINOi SOlIITYI IIILLIN0G * WIONTINN ill~ll ll • iB m FIRST NATIONAi -) OF - IBhlI[NGS, MOtNTANA Paid Up Capital, - $140,000 Surplus and Profits, - I 0,00 P. H. Moss, President. ;I. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres. S. F. MORSE, Cashier. S. G. REYNOL.1S, Asst.Cash. DIRECTORS: Ohas. T. Babcock, Jos. Zimmerman, H. W. Rowley, G. W. Woodson, P. B Moss. transact a general banking busi ness. Collections promptly made and remitted for. 4593 YEL1.iSTONE NATIONAI ...BANK,.. OF BILLINGS -0---- CAPITAL, 850,000 SURPLUS,- - 820,000 -U.- A. L. HAiCOC`K, P're-idetl. DAVID FR.VTT, Vice&-P'ru. (. A. (1100(1$, ,ushher, E. H. HOLLhINTI'El, Ass't ('cl,. DIREOTORO. A. AL. CABOOK, DAVID PIATT, (1, A, (ltl((RS, El), 'AItI)WEI.., PEI'TER LAIIOI(N. ----0- RefUular B.ankiuy in all its Brmanlhes. Safe JDepoNst Bowes Rented, Speoial Attention Given to oUlleotions. -0- Dealers in foreign and Domestic ,change e llthanI the man b w,,.s., ~worth suit ~1.alrbtýt int, We take Ipleasure in to *.uIt ,giving our best attention tothe particular man, the man who wants a bicycle on which he can rely, Come in whenever you pleoae, leave an order or don't, You'll always be wel come, It would be money in your p;.ket to examine the Crescent A end e ow i +it .t" le rnumrkable ticc thes. eewhee are, as well as the price, @0, . OUL A, Asste Q I'ARMIY IIILLIN h. tIRRARtY. PIaIn . 'llte and Work WIIIl Ileglin itt On(e. S. E. Kilner of New York City, stee of the Billings estate, arrived in Billings Sunday morning and in the afternoon met with the .Parmly Bill. ings Memorial Library committee. The plans for the library, which have been remodeled and now call for a $14,000 building instead of $10,000, were ac cepted by Mr. Kilner. Th hbuilding, according to the new plans will be a much bettor and more pretentious one than that formerly talked of. The library commnittee at the suggestion of Mr. Kilner, has decided to eliminate the gymnasium for the present, as it was thought that it might detract fromn thi library feature. The bansement will be used for literary purposes, such as a meeting roonm for thfe Woman's club i1id young pI(eple's m1eeltlipgs for abont two years, when it is intended that the entice huilding will be used as a library. Work on .the structure will be com menoed just is soon as the lease can be secured from the Nort.hern Pacific Rail. road company. The contract for the excavation and wtone work will eI awarded at once and it is expected that the 'huilding will .be under root before cold weather sets in. Frederick Bill ings, Jr., the dlonor of the building, will bIe bhere at the laying of the canter stone uin about two mouths, when ihe 'wiLl be shown 'that the people of Bill. dpgs appreciate his splendid gift 'and especially his generosity in douating '$,*000 more than the origitnadl beiet. DI)ON.' WANT MIt('41. l. *vst 'Fthe Il're.cher oml,'sn,. cw ell An lolun algalinst Lewltoewn d alstor. Still another Montana newspaper and tl1ontana editor has trouble 'on his hands inu the shape of a libel -suit. Word comes from Great Falls that 1Rev. E. A. Wasson, rector of the Episcopal churobof that city, has instituted in the distriot court of Cascade ,county a damage suit against T..J. lohns, editor ,of theLewistown Democrat, for $i50, 000 for alleged libel. The suit is the Soutgrowth of a seusational letter that the divine circulated at the timeof the conclusion of the senatorial :fight in which he viciously .attacked -W. A. ,Clark, charging him with bribery, call 'ing him a moral leper and about all the hard names imagianble and calling Iupon hint to resign rather thanu present -himself.at the bar of elte 1lnited States senate. The letter of the ,Great Falls minister was no seusational and appar entlyoriminally libelts t'hat the most 'bitter newspaper opponents ,of Mr. 'lark 'refrained from 'mentioning it, with the exception of the Democrat. Editor .Johns has soored ,the <divine setveral times since and last'woek print ed the 'following, which, as ,the old lady said, "capped the climax::' ' "Bev.\Wasson, the sensational preach 'er of Great Falls, 'is something of a hot nusmber. He ds a very gayold ,boy, and was recently caught in a ,very ,ompro. mihsing position with the wife of a prominent gentleman, wall known in Fergus county. Wasson is the chap who took such high moral grounds ,over last winter's senatorial election, and sent out a circular letter frightfully abusing Hon. W. A. Clark. It is sad to think a minister would be guilty of what is charged against Rev. Mr. Wasson, and we trust be may forthwith reform." This publication started tongues to wagging and roused the ire of the di vine. He counsulted Attorneys Shores and Cooper and they filed a complaint in a damage suit. The report from the Falls is that the woman whose name is connected by rumor with the affair is a well-known and respected society leader of the Calturant city, and i it leader in the Episcopal church. Wasson has never been known to keep in the hackluround eitlhr with his tongue or pen. During the capital tight he alionated many of his parishioners by reason of his strong advocacy of Heleltl and bitter arraignment of Ant conda and Marcus Daly, both front the pulpit and in the public press. The o4t.omse of the libel suit (ltannot but b watched with inrtelst becatuse of thel prominence of the parties. | ('AtKISONAI)O TO ItElSJ iV f li, Agllt I1, Afllter a Tte',ltllary lhat.lt Ibewsl--(lOt in Wiages, The Carbonu Coal ,company, which shut down a few weks ago, will resume 1 operations in its mine at Uarbouudo on r August 1. A notice to that oeffet, ' signed by the company, was posted in 1 that camp last week. The noSlce alsoI coontins a new scale of wages under a which work Is to be prosecuted in the future. Among other cuts in wages is reduces lhe former scale of GI per ton for mining coal to nli caus per toan and lIeen s. e pay of the lUgiseps and otheps a@ Icmes per day, The Amalgaateild Copper company Is now d in oautsol of tie Oarbouado mlaes, I1 havig . lalquird she propety at tihe i time khe deal war made with the Ana, J oueda oumpanyu The shutidown war i merely a iuPaulfar one, omnueaiunis ti upon te l s or Sa the prpati and oa tui tnhlum will start up on a marn es I0 rslve maiale tham ever aa soon as the U pr.ll)ilaiu of eha teaisf asse esaWl I The esieal aews of lhe ouIlitmplatId si resumption is hailed with delight by the people of Carbonado, and much of the uncertainty and wild rumors about the company abandoning the property have been removed. The company is now having brick delivered at the works for the installation of four new boilers and this, together with other things, is taken to mean that the per manency of the camp is at last assured. RA INEr A.N.ESESMMENT. Thue .Latke I5lard of Equal.lizattlonl I ,crlea se. Vt'lu' of RIhhilroladu. The state board of equalization has concluded its consideration of the as sessment to be placed upon the rail roads of the state for this year's taxa tion. The board has sent notification of its action to tho different roads, with requests that objections, if any, be offered by representatives ou July 28 and 2:1. That the roads will have some one on hand in Helena to protest goes without saying, as the hoard has generally increased the assessnent over last year's figures. The total assessment of the roads (f the state last year amounted to $13, 79),58l.8JT. The figures given out by the state board make the total assess ment $1,tl,51,821.t0, an ncroase of $2, 858,40.15. The main line of the Northern Pa cific was assessed at $6,500 per mile, an increase of $1,800. The Rocky Fork branch was also increased from $5,000 to $5,500 per mile, and some ehanges were made In other branches. The Burlington, known as the Big 'PWorn Southern, was raised to $5,000 a 'mile, an increase of $1.500. This will increase the railroad as sessment in this county to over $900, 000, or an increase over last year of over $200,000. i nIDDIEN DEATH. All Unlcle, of W. 1. HlanMer' it~ritken with A polplexy at Pawnee City, Nebraska. u W. E. Hassler received the intelli a gnece Friday night of the death of his ir uncle, A. E. Hassler, at Pawnee City, ,. Neb, which occurred Wednesday The e deceased, who was a praminent Mason, t was at the Masonic hall with other e members, who were making prepura. a tions to attend the funerail of a brother Mason. He was sitting in a chair I. when he suddenly fell to the floor and II expired without uttering a word. His g death was due to apoplexy. The fun t eral was held Sunday in Pawnee 'City, s awaiting the arrival of a son from s Washington, D. C. The deceased was one of the oldest t newspaper men in Nebraska, having been the senior editor and half owner of the Pawnee Republican oontinuously fbr the past 27 years. The family sor. e viviug consists of a wife, three sons and two daughters. The oldest son is a sergeant in company K of the First Montana regiment in the Philippines and will not learn of his father's death t until he returns to the United States. CAItHION COUNTY COAL IN DEMAND. The N. I'. I Extendlling the Ie o.t It 3 Ahlon the Syntem. EE. E. Esselstyn of Red Lodge, North Sern Pacific coal inspector, was in the I city Saturday on his return home from a trip to Gebo and Bridger, where he I made an examination of the product of the mines at those camps. The North orn Pacific having decided to extend I the use of Carbon county coal along its system, so as to take in a longer dis. I tluce than between Mandan and Butte I and Helena, has begun taking Gebo 4 roal at the rate of twenty carloads ai week, and is now making use of vir tually the entire product of the i Bridger mines, which is to be inlruased a ais rapildy as possible, the statument - being made that the Northern Pacific will soon be using Bridger coal to the extent of fifteen carloads a day. .... -t - - ANISTHIER I.Ol)(lIN( HOl:S:. ýMr. M. Iltatlelnlaker Will lvrect a 1Olarge O .e lit O111e1, Srs. M, B, Eademaker has the plans d specifications drawn for the eree. tion of a large frame structure on First avenue north, at the rear of the (ranud hotel, wohich will be ocoupied as a fashionable lodging house, The con tract will be let this week, the building to be completed the latter part of Ooto ber. It will be 40x104 feet, with base. Iotent the entire length of the building, steam heated throughout, with bath roams and lavatories on both floors. The rooms will be large, with ward. robes in each, and will be airy and comfortable, A veranda will extend around the entire tront of the building, WILIAIMS HlpOIJIs OVNIi, Will Answer to I, aI, onnurt for Furnalsh Iag lndlans with Whlrky, Al, Williams, the negro arrested fr-. day by Deputy lhberlif lyles for hav, lug bought some tire water for Gow Indian squaw., was arraigned before Justie Praser this mlorlangs, ae plead ad guillty o a Oharge of fulaslaing theni with some whisky and was bound over to the neat term of the United Ietess dlstriotl ourt ln bail of $4i00. United Sltes PDeputy Wall eamne down from Heles tlhis morning and will ue. tar. toamorow miaulril with Willams, I WOOL SEASON NEARLY OVER. Hai Been a Iug Year for Growern-A Few Salem Neh Friday. The wool Iparket in Billings practi cally closed today after a season of great activity and one that meant much prosperity to the grower. The highest price paid for Montana wool was 194 cents, while the lowest was 12 cents. Wyoming wool sold as high as li cents and as low as 11 cents. Something like 1,000,000 pounds was marketed from that state, or rather will be when the balance of several carloads arrives from Red Lodge, which it is expetecd to do tonight. Nearly 5.000,000 pounds were sold on the Billings market this year, which meanus that something like $750,000 was paid to the growers. A few sales have taken place since last Friday and are as follows: Len Lewis, 15,000 pounds, at 1711 cents, to Nichols, Dupee & Co. John Burns, 20,000 pounds, at 14!, cents, to Slihernman Bros. W. Morris, 5,000 pounds, at 151' cents, to Dewey, Gould & Co. H. F. Clement, 40,000 pounds, at ll!Bt cents, to Dewey, Gould & Co. B. F. Lepper, (15,000 pounds, at 17".' cents, to Jeremiah Williams & Co. R. Ashwcrth, 42,000 pounds, at 143 cents, to Dewey. Gould & Co. Over half a million pounds were sold at Fort Benton Saturday, ranging in price from 16%, to 19% cents. It was the last sale in that market. ON THE EUROPEA P LAN. The Armory Hull .Helin Transformed Into a Hotel. / !/illings is to have a new hotel and one run on the European plan. Ne gotiations have been pending for some time looking to the converting of the Armory building into a hotel, but all arrangements for so doing were not completed until a few days since. The new hotel will be in charge of Matt Driscoll, the present landlord of the Cottage Inn. The Armory building is now undergoing improvements, and when completed will present a fine ap pearance. A new foundation is being put under it and a basement excavated, the latter for the purpose of putting in steam heat. The lower floor will be remodeled into a kitchen, cafe, office and sample rooms, while the up stairs will serve as sleeping apartments. Something like $10,000 will be spent in placing the building in condition for a hotel, which will have some forty sleeping roonxi-and be equipped with all modern conveniences. It is expect ed the new hotel will be opened to the public by Sept. 1. A SAD DEATH. Robert, Little Son of WV. W. Johnston, Died Thursday in Beatrice, Neb. Word was received in this city Fri day night of the death of Robert, the j6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johnston of Beatrice, Neb., which oc curred Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. John ston are well rememberd by Billings people, the former having been com mercial agent of the Burlington in this city previous to two years ago. The little boy was a bright child and was loved and petted by all who knew him. The sympathy of the friends in Billings is extended the bereaved par ents. The Beatrice Express has the following regarding the child's death: Robert, the t-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johnston, died at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his parents, 818 North Eighth street. He had been sick but one week of. malignant malarial fever. The funnrril arrangements are not yet completed and announcement of time and place cannot be made at this writing. The bereaved parents can be assured of the sincerest sympathies of the entire com munity in their heart-breaking sorrow. CHOW AGENCY SCHOOL. Bishop Brondel Speaks of the Indlan clhool On the Reservation. In his report of the various Indian schools of Montana, Bishop Broudel of the Catholic church has the following to say regarding the school at Crow Agency: "The highest number in school at tendance during the year was 288 pupils. Of these 15 attended the gov ernment school at the agency and eighty the Catholic mission schools at the Big Horn sub.agency and the Pryor creek sub-agency. "The school at the latter place has been discontinued upon the alleged ground of gradual discontinuance of government aid. This leave the In dians on Pryor creek-500-without a school and the nearest point where the children from this band can attend school is the Catholic mission school at the Big Horn sub-agency, fifty miles distant. Much complaint has been en tered at this office by the parents of the Pryor creek children on account of the closing of the school at that point, RETURNED KLONDIKE,. W. A. Vale 90 Home After a Year Spent in the Gold F'elds. W. A. Vale of the firm of Vale & Potter, returned home Sunday morning after a year spent in the Klondike re gionus. He has many stories, both of hard luck and fortune making, to tell his friends and thinks it a pretty good place-for those who go prepared for work and roughing it. Dan Ross, who accompanied him from this city, is still in the gold regions, remaining there to look after some of their claims on Eureka creek. Mr. Vale said he would at least spend this year at home. One can easily see that he is in love with the northern country, which may lead him to return next spring, PETLER YEGEN APPOINTEID An Trnutee of County Free High School Place of B. W. Toole. or Yegen was on Friday evening lbted by the county commissioners a trustee of the county free high school, to succeed B. W. Toole, who resigned. This is the day set for the trustees to qualify and also for them to meet with the county commissioners. All the trustees, with the exception of I. D. O'Donnell, who is out of the city, are present and discussing the matter at the court house at the time of going to press this afternoon. Collector of Internal Revenue Web ster for this district reports a large increase in the receipts of his office for the fiscal year ending June 80, as com pared with last year. At the end of the fiscal year 1898 the receipts of the office were $257,000, while at the end of the fiacal year ending the 80th day of last month the receipts had increased to approximately $675,000 or nearly three times as much as the previous year. The annual session of the state board of dental examiners, held in Butte, ad mitted thirteen dentists to practice in the state, and elected the following officers: President, Dr. Stone of Hel ena, re-elected; vice president, Dr. Meyers of Hamilton; secretary, Dr. Pelzer of Great Falls; treasurer, Dr. Wirth of Helena. -- - TH E -- ;ý 31 SLinton Clothing Co. CLOTHING AND FUhNI8HINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear,. HATS RND CAPS BOOTS AND SHxES The Beot Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana, The Linton Clothing ~,j