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The 1Billings Gazette.
SEMI-V EEKLY. VOL. XV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUI'ESIA Y. SEPI~'TMBEN 26, 1899 NO. 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .. . . .. PAUL MG00ROlYI, lW. H. YecoRIlcK, PRUSIDINT. TRRS8. RHND M'OR. McCormick (flercantile Co. • (Successors to Paul McCormick Co.) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. IT IS OUR BUSINESS TO SUPPLY THE BILLINGS PUBLICWITH.................. GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, FLOUR_ _D FEED. We Solicit the Patronage of Customers, old and new. SOur facilities for buying are unexcelled iand our prices at the lowest living figure. ........... GIVE US A TRIAL ORDER. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. A. . 4 JOHN D. LA)Y'HR. Ottir Pitc It National Hank Hninltdin. H , AHMI'itON(i, M. i.,p ýPH I'SCIAN and SURGEO ON. Belknapul o lck, Hillins., Montana. ANDIR W (LARK, M. IU. THE CLOTHIER HARRIETr FOXTON.('LARK, M. 1)., M'. M . FAMOUS OUTFITTER PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. MEN'S Clothingk IRms 8 id 7, First National Hank BuiHolding. AND BOYS' Clthing Nllght eldls answeer]d at otfte. ln. . P. TOWNSNI), .... Blankets and Bedding, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. BedWagon Covers Oilce and HReldence on Twenty.Njntl Street Hats and Caps. N or , wo doors north of C(ttae Inn. Ofioe .tri o privt. All oaln s will receive prompt The Largest Stock of Boots ' attention. Telephone and Shoes, comprising Ladies' . O, DDARD. Fine Shoes and Slippers, Chil A TTORNEY.AT-LAW. dren's Shoes, all sizes, Men's Office over First National Bank. Boots and Shoes, all grades. Sole Agent in Billings for the ..ED H. RATHHORN, Star brand rubber overshoes, A TTORNE Y-A T-LA W. every pair guaranteed perfect. ofmfo--oom 4. firt N4tional Bank Bollding. Mail Orders Promptly Attended to. ,JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON, LAWYERS. JOHN D. I EKlMP. Room 18, Belknap Block. p, J. DONOHOE, ARCHITECT. Butte and Billings, Montana. FIRST IATIONAh A FRASERT Notary Public, Juatioe of the Peace, U S. Commissioner, General Commiesion Merchant. Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billings. CARWILE & HOUTON, REAL ESTATE,LIVE STOCK, -) OF - INSURANCE'O. BLLiNGS, MONTANA Otoe in Wrwell Blook. ' Telephone,. 111 (Correspondoneo Solloited, BILJINGS, - MONTANA. TITLH ABSTRACT COMPANY, ABSTRACTS OF TITLE Sall real ropertyt. d . Iltetone connty, Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 pany. t.e' txa.indn anple Surplus and Profits, - 10,000 abt uot furnised, 0 cc next north rand Hotel, lephone 12, -- 4698 P, B. Moss, President. yE w N TIONIL H. W, ROWLEY, Vice-Pres, YELLOWSTONE TIONL S. F MORSE, Cashier. S. G. REvNOLDS, Asst, Cash, BANK,,,DNECT: Sha., T, Babsock, ' OF BILLINGS Jos .Z mCrman, G, W, Woodson, -o- P. B Moss, APITALT, * s10,000 fransact a general banking busi. IUIRPLUS, * • S0,000 ness., Colleotlons promptly made and remitted for, -'4- P1 1, All ioaltO , h , ,lR" '' n'illi,~w.'t . tT, •-.- l'u allYsalk i., Sssbu in fauls and heemui lbshuas "%W 4* P1 WSe IMse b Will Be Deoided On Some Time During the Next Two Weeks. A SOUTH SIDE SITE Offe,4rl, by YI\'len Bros. Will Likely lie I'hosen- 'Threve hids Are ot(tertVld flr It. Before many more loious have passed the people of Billings will know definitely as to the location of the post oftice. The present oenrtract betweeu the government and the First National bank has expired and, as stated some time ago in these eolumi nn 'the depart. meaI was at ertisin or new bids, whlch were o ha' een opened on Sept. 1, last. Wi the tie e arrived but one bid ht d aen submitted, The postofflice inep or, who was here look. lug after the matter, stated that he would return again in about ten days, Sas two or three parties had told him they would be prepared to bid at that time. The inspector did not return until Saturday of last week, when be found three bids awaiting him. They were submitted by P. B, Moss, president of the First National bank, 0. O. Gruwell and O. Ye en, for Yegen Bros. The looatio . ered are the present loation, tbh increased ,room to double its ou.nt snie, by the bank; the oo ned joining J. D. Lose. kamp's, by .1 Gruwell, and a new building on Minnesota avenue, between A. J. Gilsdorf's meat market and the second hand store, by Yogeun Bros. The bids, with the exception of the bank's, ask a reservation of about 6x14 feet in the front for news stand pur poses, and all the bidders ask for sixty days' time in which to erect their building in ease their bid is accepted. Mr. Launce, the inspector, has not the power to award the contract, but he has sent the bids to the postoffice de partment at (Washington, with the re quest that prompt action be taken in the matter, as the time is already late and should have been settled are this. Although the amount of the bids are not made public, at Is thought that the one submitted by Yegen Bros. is the lowest and that the postofflce will go to the south side. Mr. Gruwell has made no pretentions of keeping his bid a secret, saying that it was $60 a mouth if allowed a reservation in the front for a news stand, or $65 a mouth without. In view of the fact that the bank offers to furnish hot water beat and electric lights, it is thought that its bid is much larger than that of Mr. - Gruwell's. The bid of Yegen Bros. will not be made public until done so by the government, but it is thought to be about $80 or $40 a month. The 1 efforts of this firm to secure the loca. tion on the south side are about to be realized, and the public can expect to hear something in the next couple of weeks to this effect. SEWER WORK C(MMENCEDI). IExoavltion Starts Near the Operan Homue Iand Proceeetl North. Ben Hager, who is superiitebdent for T, R. Hinds of Butte, the sewer contractor, has started the work of con. atructing the north side sneer. The work began in the alley at the rear of the opera house at a point where the present sew rune. From he it will proceed nort to Third ave heimud then westward o that stree .dd the work will be pusl d as rae an is possible, the contrao r bel. i etermined to put as unny mei o I ae job an oan work conveniently h a view to completing it before cold weather sete in. 0, 8. Collins has been engaged an time keep. er. The drain troughs which are to run alounside of the sewer pipe are be ing made and will carry off the water before the pipes are laid. All the pipe and other necessary imuterial to be used in the oonutruotion have been ordered and will hbegi to arrive i it few days. The newer when complete ,,will coat about $98, 0, There ayhWbe about two and o 'half IMptof new sower onstiastod, N or~r I paylu. l S per day for laborern and wants wore aMUT' MIlP IeePImOYNVMMNN . Two New AIPto ie atlllfm Will Manu I Unde r COurse of reoen, The south sMe da.e It lntend to teand idly by and asee ll the ImppJove matls mlade on the north I~l The Imply Iola tefolg on Mina . llM ale feet betaig Ught a Iid with deralable be eas be A deal we made w wll herlinIi, Ai, Willla mla Tir a__.eo Iie a lot a the imlnemla iiciiI ead Tweatlnlath atlat.L Ma, Will, emr will at ace aemmeape the eecm Wr ol thI mwitfl kkl ll e.M oi ll Mr. Willia aap¢ r Portuc Baxter, The bnildlul i. be 25x110 feet, the samne size of e lot. Yegen Bros. will erect a salmlal building on the lot east, adjoining that of Mr. Williams. It will be used for I their plumbing establishment, which ii to be made one of the important feae tures of their large department store. Before.the building is completed the firm may decide tq raise it to the sea. ond story. It is predicted that Yegeu Bros. will soanme day own and occupy tile entire frontager of this block with their manmmoth store, and if their growth in the past few years is any ori. terion, this prophesy will come true in the next few years. T'heir present building is now crowded to its utmist capacity and they must ueItrl begin tc spread out, Yegen Broas, hve also made arracnce. meats for colnitructing a cement sidel walk, fifteen fort wide mud runiuinu the entire lungtuh of that block on Miii. nIesota avenue. 1i1)lTON' MINMTHiEL..I, ThiM ir, A:rlu ' 'c'Intiol Will Ilt, Hrle, Next ThI'lthlay '.elmlnag. G(Orton'i minllstrui, whinht aire the at. traction at the opera hlinse Thursdaly, Sept. g8th, enjoy the distinction of being the only miinstrel company that are traveling now that organnized when they did, in 18117. Their performance throughout is clever anud modern in every detail, There in not a dry unnm. ber on the programme, and not I mIein. her of the company whose mission is to fill up a vacant place on the stage, for the company is good, all of them, The Crescent City Qorlertte is conmpsned of tour as sweet and trained volees as any quartette on earth can produce, the mnusial act of Gorton & Lee in the best in America and the jokes are pret. tlly told. Tie end men. of whomt there are six, are very funny. There in one big difference between this company and nlany others--they have cut nut those old-time after-pleces and in1 their places clever combinations of abharacter sketches innd refined acrobatic exhibitions are given. We really do look for a big sale of seats and an excellent business for this company. They are good and should not be missed. Look out for the greart hand concert at noon, in front of the advance sale, -- . -..... *,4. UOAT BUCKED HAItD, Kloked Two Modern WoeIIIuoi (llandi dates Out of a Two-5tor, Itllidingl , The Sheridan Enterprise says that during the initiation ceremoules when two candidates were taking a degree in the lodge of Modern Woodmen in that city one of them expecting something dreadful was about to happen, leaped through a second story window to the sidewalk below and the second candi. date followed by the same route, One of the candidates spent the night at the Sheridan Inn and turned up the next morning, but the other remained in biding during the day and was not found until Wednesday evening, when it was found that he cut his wrist quite badly and otherwise bruleuing him, It was a narrow escape from very serious injury and neither one would probably want to repeat the performance, "The Enterprise hereby challenges any lodge in any city or town that can produce a goat that is able to buck two caudi= diates through a second story window without causing serious injury to either," H1OttE SKELETPON ON FI"IV'E MIILE, Jlohn 1tuJnowomki, a .~1pli)strder, Mlkri Another eidr uti l'tel I)lel41,nery, Deputy Sheriff Fred ., Btobelder of Uebo, who is lu attendaluce at the Sep toember term of distriut court hold into Red Lodge this week, Is in posaseaion of a letter from John Bujuowoaki, a sheepherder on Five Mile creek, which states that a skeleton, supposed to be. long iu connection with the uullet, pieroeeed skull fonund on Aug, 94 by Andy Davidovita, ha. been found, together with a number of articles of wearing apparel, some distuLeu below' where the former discovery wais Iade, says the Red Lodge Pioket, The remaind are held to be those ot a seaulge man whose audden dlsappearance from Five Mile some four years ago ia shrouded in myslery, and for whose supposed murder Charles Samison is awaitipg trial in the county Jail in Red Lodge. After the preliminary lrial, which war held at Uebo, Monde , aept, 4, Auhno. woski was luatrauoed' by Coroner Rel. lay to make a wore thorough search in the violanit of where the salkull was found, sod lia isecond Uraueome din. covery l the result. Deputy laphelder nltend to mregi tie remauis IHtel week and rlearn with thea to Rled Lode, wheo some new evidene may be brought to light, liliha Memiupale, who wae charged with artSalt the isal degree for Ihooti MmI, JaIle IandesIa hLrounh the kle hand drinu AegIet, ou tie orthern PIello platfoe Io Oledlive wa femsad ill of aia is the Inee cad degene y a Jery Matiandey sad eon' ste t, S w pa i sWhe realteatliy Whe J.r- wue ot thre he!s. live ae s wt r engaged It the .u Is 'hse Ie the sawe and two fre the 4dc~wmarc~" o & II A GIJNBOIT CAIPT By the Insurgents Together with One Offloer and Nine of Her Men. THE VALENCIA ARRIVES With the lillance iof the Mlontanlt Riq'iinient- iev'yIu'n C'mait to the I'nitell S~itats. It in rpiiorted that the lusiurgents have olnptnrrd the United States un hbout Urdnueta in the Oruani river on the northwest side of Mlmniu bay, wherre she was lpatrolhnu. Oue ofioer and nineh of her crew are milaiug, The guneboatt Petrel, sent to inventipale, re. turned anid reported the Urduuetm beoahed opposite the town of Oralli on the Oranu river, She was burned and the following guns, with their amnwu uitiou, were oaptured: A one.poauder, onem Colt automiatil gun, aind one Nor clinfoldt nilmuetro gun. The crew of the Urdiuetae are prisoners or have been killed, Further details are lack lut. The gunboat in a little oraft only forty toun displacement, not much larger than n small tug. She wias cap. turod by the navy early in the war and hba been on police duty lu the bay for mouthl past, The transport Valancia arrived at San Francieco SMnday with the balance of the First Montauna repliment, and thee boyc lauded yesterday, Dreyfum, the persecuted Jew of the Frnench arnmy, together with his wife, il oni route to this country to spenld the winter in San Autonio, Texas. Thei Atteutton of thI h'olle in ( alled to .a Had (onlditionl or Amtilr., 1 ie attention of the unight police l Wl led to the crowds which .other at several points ou Tweuty."evenlh street and Montana avenue and blockaed the sidewalks so that it is with extreme diffmiclty that one is able to .ps, In the city of the lae and wJv the pro gressiveness wl ch Billi .'enjoya, this should not be 5llowe/" The crowding of the nidewa k ot the only really objectionable ftIre of walking on the streets at tniht, Besides being com pelled to hear all kinds of obscene lan. guage as they pass along, ladies are also compelled to wade through pools of tobacco spit in one or two different places. The most objectionable of these is on the corner in front of the First National bank, These steps are crowded every night with from five to a domen men, who seem to be having a coutest to decide which one can ~eouce the biggest lake of tobacco jDd on the sidewalk. Ladies, who h not uotloed the small.si d lake have ruined dresses by w dingL rlgh these spots, while otheriL~ r been bespattered by flying gobs o o acco, which they were not able to jump away from. One lady very aptly expressed it when she said, speaking about this matter: "One eveniug I passed along there and I had to fling my dress almost a domen differ. unt ways in as ruany seconds in order to keep from being covered with tobs-c co juice-the men made a target of me it seemed," This is not imaginary, but a positive fact and a practice which the police should break up. It the men must spit tobacco juice, let them get SLinton Clothing Co. ClOTMING AND U F'NI8MINGS Everything of thu Latost and Nobbiest for Men's Wear, HXTS XND CxPS BOOTS XND SHsis The Boat Sleocted Stock in all, Iasl.vn Mlontanal The Linton Cothl, Uu UrJO uuwuIUri UK 11t0 IIUOWtU IX their heads to the streets. This matter should receive prompt attention at the hands of the police department. MIX LIHRARY BIDS. All Exceed flite Contemplated Cost ot the uhldllingl andi Action Deferred. .he Parnly Billings Memorial Ld. brary committee met this morning to open the bids fcr the constrction. of the building. There were six bidders, in follows: Chas, Stabern & Co. and Schaffer a Monorlief of sjpla. Tubba & Ward, 8. B. Sawyerd., H. Gagnon and R. B, owe olllinag. Owing to the advace of price of all build ing mater hin the past few months, thbl d, together with the foundation of the building and the heating nud plumbing, would make the. building rosat more than $15,000, which is the amount set aside for it by the gourt)(ros donor, Mr. Frederick Billings of New York. The committ ere forn submitted the bids to K, tilner, who is acting or Mr. . ing in the Imatter, aid a.skejor instructions, which are expk LMby wire as soon as a letter nun reach New York. The committee will hold another meeting ns soon as instructions ant received, when it is expected definite action will be taken in regard to letting the coan. trant, Altt MADE TO O,. Marlhal ilond IM clearing the City of the Marshal J. O. Bond has reeumed his campaign against the "pinkies" or see rotarles, who have infested the city with their presence. Marshal Bond has been engaged in this work for sev erial months, but he finds it hard plow. iug, at the prostitutes assist their "lovers" in hiding from the police. Some remain cached for several days at a time, bot sooner or later they are re vealed to the light and their departure then takes place. The ground has been runllmitng for several days as they were made to go hence. Some have been livinl in Billings for some time, while others were "enticed" here by the fair, but all are being made to So and the moral people of the city can at least breath a few more pure draughta of air as they paus along the respectable streets, which have heretofore been crowded with these lecherous persons. Marshal Bond has but commenced on a good work, which he ahould continue until every one of them are made to either leave the city or at least change their ways., READY FOR BUSINDI . Thie Illlinpu and Mummelsbell Telephone Line in Runninl Order. The Billing. & Musselsbell Tele. pone line is now in running order. The line covers a territory of elmht miles. From Billings to Roundu . fifty miles and frona Roundup au. uelshell pornoale it Ii t i amles. This teleph e system bhl en cotem* plated for ayear d its comple. tion means reat e.oip eneo to ranoh. ers and m. ha . The ie le wa on trnaoted by . HBugerford, manager of the Bill eu Telephone system, who has few equals in themse parts for Mch work. Through his courtesy The Ga. aette reporter was permitted to talk with Fred W. Hanadel at the Muasel shell postoffioe this morning and, although the two personm were meparat. ed by a distanoe of eighty miles, they could hear each other's converzation distinlutly, Voual mand lnt4, mamentatl Musite Mrs. 8. A. Mashaw, teacher of uauio ilautruwental, vocal, harmony and Masonu' teoaulo. Resldence South Twenty-eighth street, Billingl, Mont, - --- mmm mm m |'|u m