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SEM I-WEEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRlDAY, AIUGUST 11, 1899 . NO. 82 PROFES81ONAL CARDS. r rAB. R. GOSS. LAWYER. Office First Natlonal Bank Building. H. $. ARMBTRONG, M. v ., -PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DBR. J. H. RINEHART, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office in First National Hank building, Billings, Monta ANDREW CLARK, M. D. HARRIET FOXTON.CLARK, M. I)., C. M. PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at office. DR. E. P. TOWNSEND, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office and Residence on Twenty.Ninth Street North, two doors north of Cottage Inn. Office strictly private. All calls will receliv prompt attention. Telephone 118. ). F. ODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LA 4'. Office over First National Bank. F.ED H. HATHHORN, A TTORNEY-AT-LAW. cofc-Room 4, First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. JOHNSTON & JOHNBTON. LAWYERS. Room 18, Belknap Block. P J. DONOHOE, ARCHITECT. Butte and Billings, Montana. A FItABEB Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commession Merchant. Room 8. First National Bank Building, Billings. CARWILE & BOUTON, REAL ESTATE, LIVE STOC', INSURANCE. Office in Wardwell Block. Telephone 11l. ('orrespondenoe Solicited. BILLINGS, - - MONTANA. TITLE ABSTRACT COMPANY, ABSTRACTS OF TITLI To all real property in Yellowstone county, Montana, compiled by Geo. M. Hays and Austin North Company. Titles examined and complete abetraots furnishd. Office next north Grand Hotel. Telephone 128. FIRST lATIONALi BANK -) OF - BIhlaiIGS, PONTIlNA 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. 4598 YELLOW8TONE NATIONAL ,,BANK... OF BILLINGS, --- CAPITAL, • "60,000 IURPLUIS, • * t0,000 ---- A. L. ABA..OK, Pmtldeut DAVID PlRAT', VIew.Ph, G, A, 0210011 CIahie, U, s, HOWi.flBR, Au't Cush, A. L. AI10Kl DAVID P IT., o. A4. 651e, 1D3 OAIRDWIL, PanS LAeIOx. hsOl " Is l . qud hueestle beheqe JOHN D. osekam THE ChOTHIER ,p#' FRMOUS OUTFITTER AND BOYS' Clothing, Blankets and Bedding, Bed Sheets, Wagon Covers, Hlats and Capl)s. The Largest Stock of Boots and Shoes, comprising ladies' Fine Shoes and Slippers, Chil dren's Shoes, all sixes, Men's Boots and Shoes, all grades. Sole Agent in Billings for the Star brand rubber overshoes, every pair guaranteed perfect. Mail Orders Promptly Attended to, JOHN D. OEK7MPS GIP OOTHRON JOHN TOO Cothron & Todd, Buomcmnurs to G ruwell & (ause. hivery, Feed and Sale STABLE Buy and 11ell Live Stock. Teanm to Let to Traveling Men. Elegant Rigs for Public fHlir'., 28th i tI". tand I.t, Av. i,,,,on, ,, B6ILl I, MOT , i ·trLLI- I··-~·6~~p UNDER STATE SUPERVISION. Pays 5 per cent on Savings Deposits Interest compounded quarterly. Pays 7 per cent on Time Certiflcatei of Deposit, not subjeut to check. Issues Savings Certificates on Build ing and Loan Plan with definite time of maturity and definite payments. Loans Money on Real Estate to be re. paid in monthly installments running from ONE to TEN YEARS, to suit bor. rower. Trustees -- Lee Mantle, president, Chas. Schatalein,vice president' Fayette Harrington, treasurer; Chas. R. Leonard, attorney; A. B. Clements, secretary; F. Aug. Heinze, Henry Mueller, Frank W. Haskins, James H. Monteath. t fDultitube of faults In bloyol oountrue IUrlLn iry be hidden by a wn y tlish. Creecent.... Are k ow au the wheels that stand up, ,d is ie perfection l their ter " tsr tion. ... ' ' uicet y 1399 MODNLM NOW AVNAD . George Soule, tellGent.t.. SrMITH'S ...aIVIRY STAShl... 'VUrW"* 9. 3.. ep L~AtY E)AD HORSES Powell Broa, of Washington Lose Over Three Hundred Head in This City. CAUSE IS UNKNOWN Inut IN AIlppireut ly 'eour- Auillmls 'Inu lintled ud I er I Nr,etlou of1 ('ouly Hlºulth Hoarld. KAl lltetaiolo, the liko of whibh has inivr beau witnessed in Billings, and iussibly in the northwest, was that seen at the Northern Paciflc stock yards Wednesday and yesterday, when over 800 ranuge horses out a total of 558, ldied from either s ,poisoning or some oontagiou d eI. The horses, with few exccp , were young stook and of line flcsh and their death means a loss of something like $12,000 to their owners. Powell Bros, of North Yak imu, Wash,, who are well known ship. pers of range horses, arrived here Tues day evening with twenty carloads, num bering about 575 head, which were consigned to them at Omaha, and w be taken into lowa for marit. They were loaded at Coulee C y, Wash., and fed and watered first at Spokane, As they were to be shipped to Omaha from Billings on the B. & M., they were unloaded in the North. em Pacific stock yards the evening of their arrival here, and fed and watered. While unloading ten were found to be dead in the cars and nearly all seemed to be troubled with scouring. The an ituals were first fed and about two hours afterwards watered, but instead of relieving their dition it made them worse, fqr commenced to die at an alarmin te, They were left in the yards all night and watched by the employee, but by morning they were no better. Oue of the owners, Finly Powell, who accompanied them, thought it was something about the yards that caused their death, and the horses were accordingly turned out on the surrounding flat. But this did not help matters. They were out there but a short time, yet about seventy-five of the number fell to the ground and ex pired, The others were driven back into the yards, where they continued to die off Wednesday, Wednesday night and part of yesterday, until nearly 850 of the number had gone. The symp m seemed to be similar to icour. After being turned into the yards again many of the horses seemed to be taken with blind staggers and after running around the yards would bnump their heads against the strong fence, fall back on the ground and die. Some be. oame so weak that they fell to the ground and died in terrible convuol slons. Stock Inspector John W. Collins was at the yards when the horses arrived, but he was unable to determine the cause leading up to their death. Wed. nesday he telearaphed for State Veteri narian M. E. Knowles of Helena and expected that gentleman or his assistant yesterday, but neither arrived and no word was received from them, Word. has since been received that both the gentlemen were out of the city, but had been notified and would most like. ly arrive here tomorrow morning. Arrangements were made Wednes day noon for saving the hides and the horses were dragged to the lots just east of the yards, where a gang of men were put to work skinning them. The man who was doing the work had taken the job of burying the animals for the hides, but after his men had skinned about two hundred he stopped the work. The question of what to do with the carcasses puzzled the local officials of the Northern Pacific and in answer to a telegram Superintendent Horn and Traiumaster D. Boyle came down from Livingston yesterday mirnnlg, The railroad' of-. ,ial put a large force of men and teams at work digging two long trenches, four feet deep, near the yards and the burying of the carcasses is be. lug done under the direction of the county board of health, with whom the oholBal conferred. It is thought the work will be completed tonight, Plenty of sulphate of lime lp being used, which it is toughbt will prevent the arisinag of terrible odors which might otherwise permeate the states, phere, The railroad company is dolg everything in its power to prevent spy noonveulenoea to the city or its seaal ke.. anAllinnn Porb well, who aooomsnle d the horses to BillHag, feels as $hoqb hi. ooketlbook had been sepped on by n, eleophat, and well he may, No haa everaul hmndred bead of bOrm maue on She runge, whiob be oootempltsed ship ping, bu he may obagne b i mind al f not a miyalmi, e nsbmited to a shoAs ltevriew with The Gasette rew .--- rta_.i , Whon aeehed how a dead bos thel weo he amid lhi II weld be eaed to ol4 at she ambs.r of lte awes, And as 1 proved. He had started from Coalee City, Wash., Sunday with about 585 head. They had been ted and watered that day at Spokane, but the Northern Pacific stock yards facilities at that place were insufficient in caring for so many horses and they did not have sufficient water. He lost twelve heaa, which died in the yards at Spoakue, five bad beecome stubborn and had to be put off the train, while ten head were dead when they reached here. He was asked as to the probable cause of the death of the horses, which was so gen eral, but he refused to advance any theory and would talk no further. It is learned from the railroad head quarters that instead of stopping at Helena and caring for his horses, Mr. Powell telegraphed ahead to Livingston and asked permission to run straight through to Billings before unloading and feeding. The state law specifically states that no stock shall be on the train longer than 28 hours at a time without being fed and watered, but in this instance it was something over that from the time they left Spokane until they reached Billings, the animals being fed and watered on the oahs. Some advanced the theory that they had been poisoned in some manner, but this does not seem possible unless it was before they reached here. It has been learned that two car-loads of horses from the same range and from the same bunch were fed in this city about a month ago, when twelve of the number died. Two or three weeks since, out of several cars, ninety-two bead died at Missoula from apparently the same complaint. These animals were from the same range and bunch. In order to dispel the illusion that there was anything poisonous in the stock yards here Gerald Pauton, who has charge of them, turned twelve cars of cattle in there last night, feeding and watering them. At the request of Superintendent Horne, the company physician visited the yards yesterday afternoon and se cured several portions of the internal organs of the animals, which have been Pent to the state veterinarian for an alysis, and his report as to the probable cause of their death will be anxiously awaited. Hudreds of people visited the stock yards Wednesday to see the horses, but visitors were few yesterday and we have heard of none today. APPEAL TO) THE POIWERS Aguinaldo Strives for Recogni tion by Sending Documents to All Consuls. SAYS THE WAR'S UNJUST 'ihe Address lloesn't Worry Officials at Washinuton-No Fear of Forelig Interference. Manila, Aug. 8.-Aguinaldo has ap. pealed to the powers for recognition o, "Filipino independence," in a doou ment dated Tarlac, July 27, and signed by Buenoauihio. It has been received by all the foreige consuls in Manila', with the request that they forward it to their respective governments. The Filipinos use their old argu. eunt, that they had conquered the sov ereignty of the islands from Spain be. fore the signing of the treaty in Paris and therefore Spain was in no position to cede them to the United States They argue that the possession of 7,000 Spanish prisoures, captured with their arms fighting against the Filipinos, is eloquent proof of the nullity of Span ish sovereignty, as when they surren. dered Spain's hold was irrevocably lost. The document appeals to the powers in influence at Washington to bring to a termination "the unjust war which is devastating the country." Washington, Aug, S.-Aguinaldo's address doesn't worry the officials here. There is no idea that any foreign gov. ernment will heed the address. It has been the desire -of Aguinaldo and his assoclates from the first to secure such recognition and this appeal merely pats this desire into a rather formal shape and it may bring to an issue the position of outside governments. The state department does not share the apprehensfon said to exist among army offlaers that Ohina has given in. dlhret reoognition to the Filipinos, by refeaing to allow Amerioana to ship horses from Obina to Manila beoause they were "oostrabrand of war," Mlnister onger reports that Ohina's ,ourse is entirely due to oertain dome, tie regulations probibting stle esporta, ioan of borsa or of ponale, A wreok oourred on i he if er Moot braob of the Nortbera Puolto the aist "i the week ln whob an eangineer and Irema were killed, Cal. 0. P. ObIholm of osemUan has id hts l l in the famoes OCnten I mine of UItal for $160, -- paid for whole - q ws `1,6,40,000, IG BAITLE IS FOUGHT MaoArthur Defeats a Large Force of Filipinos Near San Fernando. IT WAS A WARM FIGHT. The Treacherous "Frieldlies" Plot to Murder MacArthur's Garrison .and aur1l the City. Manila, Aug. 9., 12:45 a. m.--Gen eral MacArthur's force, consisting of 4,000 men advanced five miles beyond San Fernando today and encountered and defeated a Filipino force of 6,000 men. The enemy retreated, leaving many dead and wounded. The Ameri can loss in killed and wounded was 20. Washington. Aug. 9.-General Otis confirms the report of a battle at San Fernando in the following cablegram: "Manila, Aug. 9.--MacArthur, with 4,000 men, attacked the insurgent army, 6,000 strong, concentrated around San Fernando, at 5:15 this morning. At 10 o'clock a. nl.. he bad driven the enemy five miles in the direction of Angeles. The casualties are few. The attack was ordered for the 7th instant, but rain did not per mit of the movement. "The railway from Angeles north is badly washed out by the unprecedented floods of the last six weeks, and is be yond the ability of the insugents to re pair." NIPPED IN THE BUD. lacAr'thurl' )incovers a Plot to Mlurder His Garrio.oln. New York, Aug. 9, 2 a. m.-A Manila dispatch just received here says: "General MacArthur has thwarted a plot to murder his garrison at San Fer naudo and burn the city. When Mao Arthr's column took possession of the place and established the' garrison, a large number of natives who professed friendship, focked in. A majority of them professed to be 'members of the Macabee tribs. traditional enemies of Tagals. They performed many acts of kindness to the Amezioan force, and were rapidly gaining the confidence of the officers. "Recently they asked for permission to take the field and fight the forces of Aguinaldo and presented a plan for the arming of a large force of their tribes men. The plan was viewed with favor, but MacArthur was cautious and decid ed to make a searching investigation before he took any action. Spies dis covered that the supposed friendly plan was in reality a plot aimed at the massacre of the garrison and the de strnotion of the city. He at once ordered every person not a property owner in San Fernando to leave the city and used force in the execution of the order. Men, women and children were driven outside of the Amerioan lines. The experience of MacArthur will have a tendency to make other garrison commanders throughout the islands extremely careful." The first 'annual meeting of the Northwestern Funeral Directors' associ ation composed of undertakers and am balmers in many cities of Montana and Idaho, will be held at Missoula, com mencing Monday, August 21. Linton Clothing Co.J . LOTHING AND j'UNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HATS AND CAPS BOOTS AND SHOES The Best Selected Stock in all Eastern Montana. The Linton Clothing. WWWW=,WWWirl " IT BLEW GREAT GUNS. Cyclone Visltn West Indnes Doing Much Damage. Patis, Aug. 10.-Advices from La Pointe A'Pitre, Island of Guadeloupe, say a cyclone did enormous damage to the interior of that island. A num ber of coffee and cocoa estates have been devastated. There were a number of fatalities. St. Thomas, Aug. 10.-The island of Montzerrat, British West Indies, was completely devastated by a hurricane Monday. All churches, estates and villages were destroyed and nearly 100 persons killed. In addition many were injured and rendered homeless. Ter rible distress exists among the suffer ers. Ponce, Aug. 10 -A hurricane struck here at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning and lasted until 3 p. m. The rivers over flowed, flooding the town. It is esti mated that 200 persons were drowned. The town and port are total wrecks. It is believed the damage amounts to over $500,000 No news from the in terior since the storm broke. Washington, Aug. 10.-Additional news of the West Indian hurricane was receiyed at the navy department this morning. All American naval vessels in West Indian waters are un doubtedly safe. The New Orleans steamed out of Santo Domingo harbor Tuesday in anticipation of the storm and is the only ship unaccounted for, but no fears are entertained on her account. TEN DAYS lRlETO WAIT Until the Montana Boys Will Start for Home from Manila. TRANSPORTS COALING And Will Be Ready to Stlart in About Two Weeks with Favorable Weather. Washington, Aug. 8.-The follow ing cablegram has been received at the war department from General Otis: "Manila, Aug. 8. - Three day's typhoon is rendering work on the bay impossible. The transport Pennsyl vania leaves Iloilo, Cebu, this evening. The Sheridan with the Minnesotas, South Dakotas and discharged soldiers, sails for San Francisco on the 11th instant. The Valencia and Zealandiar, when coaled, requiring ten days' good weather, leave with the Montanas and discharged men. Suggest a portion of the transports coal at Nagasaki, both coming and returning, to expedite bus iness here, where the facilities for loading and unloading vessels are prim itive. The Second Oregon regiment was mustered out of the service of Uncle Sam Monday at San Francisco. Each man received his discharge papers from the mustering officer and passed on to the paymasters, who gave each soldier what money was due him. The regi ment remained in camp until the next day, when they assembled in a body and proceeded to the ferry, thence to the trains for home.