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The Billings Gazette.
SBMI-IEBBeKLY. U. L. BOARDMAN, edLtor asnd 2Publisher. Official City and County Paper. Entered at the Billings Postotffice as Secoond Class Matter. Subecription 1ates. One year, in advance ............. $3.00 r9i months ... ....... 1.50 isingle copies ........... 05 FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1899. TO INSULT DEWEY. If it is true, as reported, that Hon. W, 0. Whitney has left this country to meet Admiral Dewey en route and offer him the democratic nomination for the presidency, it will be an insult to the world's greatest naval comamander. Admiral Dewey, in the first place, has emphatically declared that he would not accept the presidential nomintion; that he has never taken any part in politics and never will. Again, for the democrats to offer him the nomina tion, when that party proposes to at tack in its national platform the war in the Philippines, which Dewey's victory made a necessity, would be an affront to that gentleman which should not be permitted. Mr. Whitney should be muzzled if he has gone abroad with any such intention. Admiral Dewey is not a democrat, and if he ever had been he would now be ashamed of his party. As a party, it is doing every thing it can to discredit the adminis tration in the Philippines and to en. courage the rebels. Its sympathy with the rebels has already prolonged the coniflot; the democratic delay in the ratification of the pece treaty, in fact, is responsible for the war. Besides all this, Admiral Dewey, in drinking a toast to President McKinley at Trieste the other day, said: "Good health to himl I hope he will be our next president. I really do hope that Mr. McKinley will be our next presi dent." These three sentences irrevoc ably commit Admiral Dewey on the prseidential situation and it would therefore be an insult to offer him the democratio nomination. It would be an assumption that he is not acting in good faith; that he is a scheming politician instead of a noble patriot; that he would dishonor instead of up hold the flag that his hand raised at Manila. If the democratic party is 'willing to commit this treasonable act, it should be restrained from attempting to besmirch the record of Admiral Dewey by intimating that he would be a party to it. He never will, and should be spared the disgrace of such a proposal. *EX'PANSION1 IN MONTANA." This newspaper, the other day, print ed this editorial paragraphb: Interior expansion is a subject this country may take up some day. Is it generally known that there are 71,000, 000 acres of now arid, worthless land in the country which is subject to a state of higher cultivation and fertility through irrigation? The water which now annually runs to waste and causes great floods, government engineers say could be stored and used to reclaim these lands. And the Helena Independent, a few days later, reproduced the above, under the heading quoted, and commented upon it, in part, as follows: The esteemed Billings Gazette has struck the keynote. If it will keep up the argumeut future generations will rise up and call it blessed. The Ga zette is easily the leading republican paper of the state and the party powers that be will incline an ear toward it when they would refuse to listen to like preachments from a democratic newspaper. There is a field for good work by The (hGzette, as broad as the whole irrigable west. Truer words were never penned than these of The Gazette. They are in line with the article in the Independent a few days ago, urging that the money now being wasted in the Philippines could be used to tremendous advantage in the west and northwest of the United States. Support of our position by The Billings Gazette is gratifying. That is about as bungling an attempt to commit a patriotic newspaper to de. olare against upholding the honor of the flag as we have ever seen. Our editorial paragraph had no reference whatever to the war in the Pihlippines, yet the Independent has the nerve to say that support of its position by The OIcstte is gratifying, and goes on to deolare that the money now being used to maintain the army in Luzon "is so omuh money destroyed." lnternal expansion, in the way of re. olaiiflOI the arid lands of, the west, would he a great benefit to everyone, wMoh the Indepondent well describes, but It thm beaets ae to be seoored at the on oaf tbl goveraument allowing H Ia to be .llled In the dust in She PhIUpIsa, the west i. willing to rl U aid weIk ost hie own ml. , . t Ii the M. moa $at all patriotic people. They are not objecto ing to the cost of the war; they came forward with nearly fourteen hundred million dollars of their money with which to carry it on when the govern ment offered bonds for sale for that purpose a year ago. And they are pay ing the increased war taxes without a murmur. It is not a question with them of how much the war costs. It is a question of this country maintain ing its sovereignty; its dignity as a na tion; of it doing its duty and leading to a higher civilization the savages in the Philippines, who the Independent would leave to fight it out among themselves, or again become the vic tims of some tyrant worse than Spain. No; The Gazette is not committed to such a policy and is not supporting the position of the Independent. Instead, this newspaper would commend to its contemporary a study of the words printed on this subject in its own col umns a few days ago by ex-Senator Lee Mantle. He well points out the duty of Americans in the war now be ing waged, and if the Independent does not want to be considered a Spanish ally, it will got into line and support the government of its own country in stead of firing upon it in the rear. The west, in the matter of irrigation, will receive proper aid and encourage ment from the government after it has conquered its foreign foes. That is its first duty, and the people of Montana do not. elect that one dollar of the money being used for that purpose shall be diverted to reclaim their arid lands. MANTLE ON THE WAR. Interviewed in Helena this week on the war in the Philippines, ex-Senator Lee Mantle gave expression to these patriotic sentiments: The situation as it is, in my opinion, is one that has been forced upon the country, wholly without our consent. The position in which we are placed today is the logical evolution of what has preceded it. * * * One morn lng Dewey's guns boomed out at Ma nild and Spain's power to rule the Philippines was forever broken. The moment that was accomplished a great mural obligation rested upon us respect ing the citizens of Manila. We were charged with the maintenance of order, the portection of the lives and property of the people there. We had destroyed Spain's power to maintain order, and by the requirements of international law, the force of which was admitted by everybody, we were in honor bound to preserve the peace until some from of government had been established. From that time there has never been a moment, in my judgment, when we could have withdrawn our protection with honor, dignity or safety. There is an example of patriotism for you that should put to shame the Helena Independent, the Butte Miner and the Anaconda Standard. "The honor, dignity and safety" of the fortunate war, and the newspapers that are opposing it are attacking the honor, dignity and safety of our flag. They will receive no. encouragement, how ever, from the people of Montana, who are the most patirotic people on the face of the globe. They furnished the first volunteer regiment for the war; it has made the name of this state glor ious by its gallant conduct and the little American newspapers that are abnstantly nagging at and finding fault with President McKinley are thus de tracting from the record made by our brave troops. They are doing worse than this; they are encouraging and aiding rebellion and sedition. They should pause and remember the posi tion those niwspapers were left in that did the same thing during the civil war in this country in the early sixties. Ex-Senator Gorman sees difficulties ahead for the democracy. In fact, he insists that the party needs a real leader. Thenou Mr. Gorman folds his hands devoutly and puts on that meek, self-sacrificing expression -- yes, of course; he might Ie prevailed upon. In 1864, the democratic party, in na tional conveilOtion, declared the war a failure. And the country didn't have any use for that party for a great many years after. If the democratic party isn't very careful these days, it will get its neck in the same sling again. W inee the nomination of Bryan by to Chicago abortion of 1896, the money circulation of the country has increased nearly half a billion dollars. This enormous increase has been steady, mouth by month, and has kept pace with the country's prosperity. General Warner, the silver apostle of '96, now admits that the increased pro duction of gold has made silver less of an issue. Other things have wickedly conspired with gold to produce this result, For instance, the verdict of millions of voters in 1896. Iour years ago William J. Bryan o was a poor and struggling young law. Syer-one of the masses. Today he is 1 reputed one of Lincoln's riobhest oliU sens and wears such luxuries as silk nightshirts and diamond ' pips-in short, is a plutocrat. Anaconda Standard: Ex-State Sena tor Babcock of Billings is said to be slated for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor. For that heated feeling under the collar Major Becker is advised to try cracked ice. For the last three fiscal years, since McKinley's election, the excess of our gold exports over imports has been over $200,000,000. In addition to this the mines have poured out rapidly increas ing millions of fresh supply. Chairman Jones has announced his intended sacrifice. He proposes "to stand by the democratic party, no mat ter what happens." Everybody knows just what is going to happen to the democratic party. Democratic Committeeman Cook of Missouri insists that democrats have a right to think. This is generally cou ceded, except that it applies to only a small proportion of the genus. The others can't. Even while in Europe, Hanna con tinues his flendish connection with the money octopus in this country. The wages of over 100,000 American work ingmen were recently advanced. GENERAL STATEINEWS. Jesse F. Wood has been appointed temporary sub-carrier at Helena. A postoffice has been established at Armells, Fergus county: James Fer gus, postmaster. Leslie Watson, superintendent of the Green Bay Indian school, Wisconsin, has been transferred to the Crow school. Asa Francts Fisk of Helena and Arthur O'Leary of Anaconda have been appointed first lieutenants of the United States volunteers by President McKin ley. John 0. Harris of Great Falls, state deputy of the Modern Woodmen of America,. will remove to COlifornia and the vacancy in the office created by his departure will be filled by W. C. Aus tin of Butte. The attorney general of the United States holds that volunteer' regiments can have three majors and, this de cision gives Governor Smith a chance to appoint someone to succeed the late Major Drennan. The Great Northern Railway- cam pany will it is stated\ discharge all. its Japanese section gangs and. employ white men in their stead' within the next sixty days. Incompetenoy is given by the company as the, cause,. but in some quarters it is said that it is. i recognition of the indirect demands. e the Montana labor unions. Lawrence Houck, the recently ap pointed postmaster of Philipsburg, and one of the owners of the Phillpsburg Mail, has completed a deal for'the pur chase of the Missoulian' newspaper plant in Missourla and will take posses sion August 1k. While Mr. Houok has not made a public announcement of lhis plans, it is understood' that he will re main in Philipeberg, and that the di rect management of the Missoulian will devolve upon M. H. Bryan,. one et his partners. The comptrol'or of the currenoy has.t made public an abstract of the reports , of the conditioz on June -30 of nationala banks in Montana. Since the last re port, April 5, the following changes. have been ooerrsd in the principal I items: Loans and discounts, inesease, i $7,945,374, to $8,500,701; reserve, in- I crease, $1,480,$28 to $1,582),986; gold, in banks increased from $859,480' to! $937,674; total resources increased from $10,650,627 to $L..,17,950.. c Average reserve held decreased from 33.46 to 30.726 per cent. LATE NEWS IN. B3IEV. Nearly 6,000 recruits have been en rolled for the new volunteer regiments. Captain Dreyfus is very ill with fever at Reunes, and his conditiont is serious. The California infantry has sailed for home from Manila on the transport Sherman. President McKinley and party have gone to Lake Champlain for a couple of weeks' outing. The transport Grant will leave Ma nila in about four days for the United States, having on board the troops of North Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho. The Minnesotas are preparing to leave on the Sheridan as soon as the trans port can be unloaded and coaled. Otis has bees cabled to send the volunteers home as rapidly as possible, it being the desire of the president to have no delay in the matter. The other volun teer organizations, including Montana, will leave as soon as transports are available. Rufus H. Herron, a well-known Loa Angeles oil man, is the discoverer of a bed of copper ore of great richness in Shasta county, California. While look inug up some valuable oil in the north ern end of the state he stumbed across this copper deposit. He at once bonded 490 acores, which lie about fifteen miles from the famous Iron Mountain copper mine. An examination of the land re vealed three enormous zones of copper ore, running 81 per cent of pure cop per. Senator Olark of Montana has se cured a big interest in the new mine, and development is to be begun at once. The deposit appears to be almost ineas hauntible, and experts say the ore will run $80 to the ton. FREE USE OF TIMBER. Bona Fide Settlers and Miners May Pro cure Timber fromn the Reserves. J. B. Collins, superintendent of the United States forest reserve in Mon taua, is in receipt of the following in structions from the commissioner of the genoral land office: "Referring to the provisions of the act of June 4, 1897, for the free use of timber, as regulated by paragraph 21, page 12 of rules and regulations gov erning forest reserves, you are advised as follows: "Any person authorized by the said act to procure forestry reserve timber for his own individual needs may pro cure it through a saw-mill operator or ether person acting as his agent direct; but however procured, whether by his own hands or an agent direct, he should first confer or communicate with you directly or through the near eat forestry officer, designating the lo cation, amount and value of the timber proposed to be cut, the place where and the purpose for which the said timber will be used; stating what saw mill or other agent, if any, will be em ployed to do the cutting, removing and sawing; and pledging that no more shall be out from the reservation than he needs for use on his own land or claim; and that none shall be sold, dis posed of nor used on any other than his own land or claim; and guarantee ing to remove and safely dispose of all tops, brush and refuse cutting, beyond danger of fire therefrom. "The bona fide settler and miner, each acting in his individual capacity, is not precluded from taking his timber to the saw-mill; nor is the saw-mill proprietor precluded from receiving and sawing or otherwise handling the timber for that settler or miner, pro vided the sum charged therefor is ex clusive of any charge for the timber itself, and is no more than a reasonable sum to cover time and labor expended', and all legitimate expenses incurred' in sawing or handling it. The charge cannot be paid with any part of the timber or with any other timber taken from any public lands. "The stupage valuation is the value of the timber in the standing tree, and' it is determined by the locality and' size of the timber, the commercial use for which such timber is sought, the demand therefor, etc. "The said provision for the free use of timber contemplates individual use only. Therefore, mining corporations, lumber companies and anlly organiza tion engaged in extensive business en terprises requiring vast amounts of timber, are not entitled to any of the benefits thereof. "Residents of towns and villages within or near a forest reservation, having railroad facilities and other convenient access to saw-mills and lumber yards where lumber and fuel can be precured by purchase, are not entitled to the benefits of the provison of the law for the free use of timber." MINES CLOSED AT DIAMONDVILLE. A Strike. I) Drivers Heaulte In the Suspen siou of Work. Diameoedville News: The first news that greeted the residents of Diamond 'vil'le this morning was that the mines were elosed down by the drivers refus ing to, go to work. Inquiry at the compaay effce verified the news, but little other information could be learned, here, except that one of the drivers was discharged for cause, whereupon the balance of the drivers walked eat. As near as can be ascertained from several soarces, the facts leading up to the treeble are as follows: Two trips were eeming oat to the main slope, when the horse on the leading trip broke away. The driver, instead of flagging the rear trip, followed his horse, resulting in the rear trip crash ing into the forward cars, the horse of the rear driver being injured so badly that it had to be killed. The driver, whom Superintendent Sneddon con, sidered at fault, was discharged. A committee from the drivers waited on Superintendent Sneddon and requested, an investigation, which was granted;. the investigation to take place this evening. The men were told to go to work today, but for some reason not quite clear the drivers refused to go.to. work until the thing is settled one way or another. A meeting of the drivers was held this afternoon. The officials of the company have not much to say in the matter. It is not yet known what, if any, action will be taken by the Miners' union. The situation is regarded gravely by the business men, but all are hoping' for a speedy adjustment of the difti culty. ROUGH RIDERS WANTED. OvernmIent wiIll Call fonr a Volunlteer tReglment. Montana and the remuinler of the west may soon be called upon to fur nish one, and perhaps more than one, regiment of cavalry for duty in the Philippines. The government, while it gave only one regiment of western rough riders a chance to distinguish themselves in the Spanish war, was greatly pleased with the splendid volunteer cavalry regi ments raised. Grigsby's Third U. S. volunteer cavalry, which was raised largely in Montana, was ranked a crack regiment, and long after the muster out, the war department communicat i ed with the officers thereof to ask where they were and if their men could be found again in case of need. Butte, Missoula,IMiles City and Billings each contributed one troop to the regiment. Now comes the word that the govern. ment wants to use rough riders ex tensively in the Philippines. It is be lieved a large number of daring riders Sand expert shots could be secured in this state for that ervioe. Drugs Drugs Special A Complete Attention . Line of given to \ . Perfumes, Physicians' ~t~ll/ . Soaps, Physicians Combs and Prescriptions E Brushes Day and Night ,..-, - of all kinds. HOLMES & CALHOUN. UILDERS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR OWN IN STEREST AND BUY LUMBER ! Close Cuttevr on Every Class of Building Material. Location-N. P. Right-of-Way, South Side, Billings, Montana. A. L. Babcock Hardware Co. BILLINGS, MONTANA HARDWARE, WAGONS, IMPLEMENTS. Savage, Winchester, Marlin Rifties,. Colts and Smith & WVesson Revolvers, Ammunnniion and Sporting Good,. STATE AGENTS FOR. THE, . (.'LE ATE I) CYCLONE CAMERAS AND' PHOTO SUPPLIES.. 1899 MODEL. BICYCLES Yellowstone Vamllr Mills CONNECTION, IN OUR NEW STORE THE FINEST ItN ErSTERN MrONTXNA.. PAUl MGCOR 1GCI CO. 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