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The Billings Gazette.
SSBIrI-ILEBBKLY. 11. L. BOARDMAN, MI.tor z ad ubli.aher. Official City anti County Papler. Entered at the Billings Postotffce as Seco Olass Matter. Iubscription latee. One year, in advance .............$3.( Boi months........................ 1. ringle copies .................... FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1899. THE VICE-PRESIDENT'S DEATH. The death of Garrett A Hobart, viac president of the United States, was -n unexpected; he had been seriously i for several weeks and the press dit patobes had prepared the public for th news of the fatal ending of his sickness While the vice-presidents of the Unite States have not, as a general rule i: recent years, attracted much public at tention, it can truthfully be said the more has been beard of Vice-Presifeu Hobart than of other men occupyinl the same position He has been a clos friend of, the president and one of hi chief advisers, and has also been re garded by the people as possessing qualities of statesmanship not generall, found in a vice-president. He hat served in both branches of the legisla cure of New Jersey and as president o the state senate and, indeed, his deatl is said to have been hastened by hii close application to his duties as vice president He was an active part of tin administrative branch of the govern ment and his death will be felt by thi president and cabinet by reason of thu loss of his wise counsel. The vice-president's death has raised the question of the presidential sutces. sion, about which few people seem tc be very well informed After the death of the vice-president, under the former law, the president pro tempore of the Senate-at present Senator Frye of Maine-would become president, and in case of his death while in office, ;he speaker of the house would become he chief executive But in 1885, after ;he death of Vice-President Hendericks, ,ongress enacted a new law governing she presidential su.cessiou. Under its provisions, the secretary of state be comes president in case of the death of hat officer and the vice-president, -hich makes Hon. John Hay the pres mt successor. In case of his death, the luccession falls to the secretary of the reasury, the secretary of war, the at orney general, the postmster general, he secretary of the navy, the secretary f the interior and the secretry of agri ulture, in the order named. Then, in ase of the death or disqualiflocation of 11 the members of the cabinet, the sue ession falls to the president pro tem ore of thd senate and the speaker of be house. But President McKinley is in vigor. as health and, in the nature of things. is fair to presume will live to fill out is first term as president, as well as a acond, which his death alone will pre eat. tRUOOKS' EXECUTION. An execution is a gruesome thing, especially in a small city like Billings, where everyone knows the victim, and :many a person drew a breath of relief this morning when they realized that Brooks was out of his misery. But murder is more gruesome still, and there has been so much of it in this -county that an execution was absolute ly necessary as a warning to other murderously-inclined individuals. It will unzdoubtediy have a deterrent in tfuence upon them and by the execu tion of a murderer the life of some gMood citizen may be saved. Brooks had a fair and impartial trial; according to his own admissions and the testimony of eye-witnessae, he was as guilty as any man who ever paid the death pen alty for murder, and sympathy for him is misplaced. It had better be express ed for the wife whom he-slaughtered in cold blood, without a moment's preputr ation for death, and good citizens gen erally fully realize that Brooks got only his just deserts when the life was strangled out of him this morning. It was an unpleasant duty, of course, for the court that tried Brooks to con demn him to death; for the county at torney, who so ably conducted the prosecution; for the jurymen, who re turned a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, and, lastly, more un pleasant still for the sheriff and his deputies, upqn whom the execution of the sentence fell. But each and every ope of them performed their duty fear. lessly ad well. It was a duty they we., to justioe and humanity, and if my.'llpsthy is to be expressed in the a oeae it should be for these Ail& At the ame time bhey are to wagplatad; they m.tbe gurdians 1 of human life at the hands of the la less element and in future, by reason this execution, it will be more secure IT'LL PAS. THE BUTTON. The democrats of Montana-exce the Anaconda Standard-have bey "trung down" by the democratic n tional executive committee. It im in Chicago this week and adopted campaign button for next year, whit bears the inscription, "No foreign all once; no trusts; no imperialism for tl United States." That's all. Not a word about silv as the much-vaunted "paramoui issue." It will nut be an issue at a] as far as the democratic national car paign button is concerned, and ti esteemed Anaconda Standard, whik last January declared that the ratio 4 coinage cut no ice-that the rati should be fixed by the world's exchanul es-is the only democrat in Montar that is "in de push." The Standard, presumably, will t accorded the honor ot "passing the bu ton" in this state and it will not I necessary for members of the party i inquire, in the words of the old nurser rhyme, "Button, button; who's got thI button?" The Standard will have ii all right, and pass it around to th faithful-to those who are willing t sidetrack free coinage and make sole other issue "paramount." But the esteemed Standard deserve the honor thus thrust upon it; it ha fairly won its spurs; it is by far tb best and ablest democratic organ i: the northwest. Evidently, it is th only one that has been given th straight tip; it got it away last Janu ary, when it practically repudiated fre coinage and has sinue been hammering away in an endeavor to conviuc, its readers that Aguinaldo is a seconi George Washington, instead of a rebel The Standard is to be congratulatei on its stand.in with the powers tha be; the button has been passed to i officially, while the Helena Independ entthe Butte Miner and the Silver Bov Bugle haven't even been passed a but ton.hole. Clearly, it's up to the Stan dard; it, and it alone, will pass thi button in this state. AN HONEST CONEESSION. Well, for a poor man, thile outrighl purchasing of an entire legislative body would seem to be an undertaking "for your whiskers," but if all stories con. cerning the "late lamented" are true, it wasn't much of a job for a "bloated monopolist" like Clark to buy all the votes he needed to elect him. "It's the having the ready money where you can put your hands on it that deters and holds many a good man down," was the declaration of a famous poNtician, ad it seems that Clark contrrolled Inough for all pactical purposes, else be is one of worst maligned men there is in Montana today.--Billings Times. So the esteemed Times "fesses up" it last, or is this merely a play to ap. 3ease the Dalycrats of Yellowstone .ounty? The Gazette today begins the pub] cation of a genearl news service, whic will hereafter be found on the secoo and third pages of the Friday edition It is designed to give a general sun mary of the news of the week, wit three columns devoted to the latest gel eral news obtainable, and the servi( will be an improvement over the mi, oellaneous matter heretofore publishe on the second and third pages, as we as making them more desirable for aI vertises. Necessarirly, The Gazette i largely a local newspaper-the only r1 liable and painstaking one published i the city-and its splendid local servic will be maintained, to which will L added, as soon as the arrangements an be completed, regular weekly letter from every important town in th county, together with a concise suit mury of the lnews of the state. l)I,.%LISt OXt(;ANIZED. The t",mln Imi leest l14 MInt of . 11 Stl"e Foram all Annoclatlot. A convenitii(n was held in Helen Monday and Tuesday of many of th farmingl implement dealers of the state It was the first mooting of the kitl ever held in the state, and was oelle for the purpoJse of affording dealers a: interchange of ideas. Chus. Spear, n the firm of Donovan & Spear, was th only representative from Billings, al though all the implement dealers hay been invited to send represeotutatves. About forty, dealers from various see tions of the state were present. Ai organization was effected by the elec tion of the following oficers: A. W Miles, Livingston, president; Thoma Martin, Helena, secretary; Charle Spear, Billings, treasurer; H. Brand ley, Bozoman, first vice-president Sewell Davis, Butte, second vice-presi dent; J. P. Monard, Missoula, thirF vicepresident. A number of representatives of con oerns that manufacture farming imple ments were also present. Althougl the members of the new association arn not disposed to talk for publication, i seems to be generally conceded that the meeting was for the A.,"pose not onl: of effecting an interchange of ideas 'I_ tHE POLICE REJOI 3pt The Council Takes Action Lo ien ing to a Raise in Their i- .Salary. ]et of WATER WORKS REPO] she rer Mr. Rowley Will Be Requested int Appear Before the Council 11, and (rive Fitgures. m he - If the city council can do so, the I of aries of the policemen will be raises io $75 a month; the street electric lil g- are to be strung in the middle of u streets instead of on the sides on po, and the sidewalks on Montana aven for three blocks, and on Minnes be avenue for two blocks, are to be wid it. ed to fourteen feet. be The regular meeting on Tuesc to night was attended by a full house aldermen, with the exception of Spe ry who was absent from the' city. W1 he Mayor Yegen rapped for order at 8: it, Witham and Connelly were absent, I be these members arrived on the scene I fore business had been fairly launch' to The first matter taken up was the ie ports of standing committees. i[ committee on streets and crossings es ported favorably on an ordinance ape tying that all sidewalks in the husin, as district should be twelve feet wide, a 1e in the resident district six feet wih in The committee also recommended t re construction of crosswalks of Billir hard stone; also that property own. be granted the privilege of constructs U their walks of either brick, stone me cement. In this report the commit( ig specifically specified how all boa walks should be constructed. The port was adopted and the city cle ordered to advertise for bids for aid 1. walk construction for the city of Bi id ings for one year. Connelly moved it amendment to the effect that the ordi ance committee prepare an ordinan ordering the construction of fourtee l feet sidewalks on Minnesota aveni w from Twenty-seventh to Twenty-pin s. street, and on Montana avenue fro Twenty-sixth to Twenty-ninth strel and give the property owners one yea. e time to make the change, granting ti owners the privilege of extending tJ walks back on the side streets to ti alleys, or even the next street. Ti motion carried. The committee on officers and boen y reported that the bond of Ed. Corle r policeman in the sum of $500, wil Sam Church and P. H. Smith as ansu eties,had been filed. On motion it wi accepted. e The street and sidewalk committi e reported favorably on the petition for couple of new street crossings. Ti report was .adopted and walks orders constructed, Connelly then moved thi the street committee be authorized I have constructed of stone one or t crosswalks in locations where the might be thoroughly tested, as th council is seriously considering the at visability of constructing all crosswall . of stone in the future and may decid to replace the badly damaged ones wit the same material. The kind of roo to be used was left to the discretion the committee. Connelly's motion we seconded by Frizelle and carried unani mously. The city attorney reported on th matter of permitting tile connections t be made to the new sewer, to the effec that it would be out of the question I entire connections were made before th sewer became the property of the city and that even the tile pipe connection could not be made unless the sewer con tractors give their consent. After con siderable discussion the matter wa dropped, the counoil being anable t come to any conclusion, but it seem to be painfully evident that there wil be no connections whatever with thb new sewer until it is completed ani turned over to the city. In accoordance with a petition pre seated, the council ordered the remova from the alley of the barn at the ree of the Billings Business college build ing, same to he done within thirty days from date. The council was petitioned by severa property owners to extend the fire limits so as to take in the block be tween Twenty-ninth and Thirtieti streets southl, and Minnesota and Firs avenue, and the one between Twenty ninth and Thirtieth street north, an Montana and First avenue. The twi blocks mentioned are almost solidlJ built up, and especially the one on the south, which would be a veritable fire trap in case of a fire. The petition wai referred to the committee on fn .e, wate tl referred to the committee on fire, water is and lights. nf Frizelle, as chairman of the special , coommittee authorised to confer with I1 the Billings Water Power company and id find out what the latter asked for its water works system, reported verbally o" that himself and Spear had called upon ,n Manager Rowley and talked with him, o- but that the latter did not seem to un i. derstand what the committee wanted os and that they could get no definite an as swer from him; that Mr. Rowley even i- went so far as to suggest a way the city t; should proceed to bauy the plant, saying i" that the council should first hold a d special election to see if the taxpayers favored buying the plant. Connelly i. moved that Mr. Rowley be instructed e- to appear before the council at the next h regular meeting on Dec. 5, prepared to re give figures on the entire plant of water it works and electric lights, and also on ie the water works plant separate. This Ly was seconded by Slitniok and carried s, unanimously. T. R. Hinds & Co., the sewer con tractors, were granted permission to tunneling on certain streets, on acoon of electric light poles interfering wi their usual modqof excavating. The petition of Matt Driscoll, askil to be allowed to continue the constr. tion of an iron covered frame kitchi to his hotel, which is in the fire limi and contrary to the ordinance, hi been withdrawn, Mr. Driscoll havia decided to postpone building until ] felt able to do so with brick. Chief of Police Bond reported on tl mptter of a new furnace for the fl hall. He said that he had inspects the furnaces as offered in the bids to Yegen Bros., and the A. L. Babooc Hardware company, but had no recor mendations, other than that either o of the furnaces would serve the pu pose. Clement then moved that tl lowest bid be accepted. In voting ti aldermen had no idea whose bid wi 1- the lowest, as they had forgotten tl amounts read two weeks ago. H motion was seconded and carried. 1t to bids were A. L. Babcock, $125, Yege Bros. $185. The following bills were then put i the grist mill and came out with O K attached to them: John Powers, repairing side walks .....................$78 6 . J. B. Herford, money advanced and expenses to Helena as city n attorney ................... 17 2 A. P. Hart, special policeman and repairing crossing boxes.. 19 5 0. Whitney, carpenter work and flushing sewer ............ 6 7 J. M. Flanagin, pumping out eess pools.................. 2 0 Clement brought up the matter of th bill of O. Whitney for $27, as quarall s tine officer for nine days, which was ol i the table before the council, and askei enlightenment as to the same. Chie of Police Bond explained that it we necessary to place a day and a nigh officer to watch thle premises of F. L Mann during the time it was quaran tined for diphtheria, as Mr. Maui would not stay at home and neithe: I would people stay away from his housi until after the officers had been places there. There was no little amount o discussion on the matter, and hereafter it will be advisable for people to striotll obey quarantine orders or some ma3 find themselves languishing behind thi bars of the city bastile. The bill wai finally allowed. Harry Gilmore, th: other quarantine officer, has a bill of $25, which will probably come befor the council at its next meeting. An effort will be made to keep rail, road trains from blockading the streets and crossings longer than the time allowed.by law Witham has probably been "held up" by a train, as he intro. duced the matter. Connelly suggested that an arrest of trainmen once or twice will have a tendency to put a stop tc the blockading. A change in the street lighting sys. tem, and 'one' which will greatly add to the same, will be the one, if carried out, suggested by Clement. He stat. ed that there were on file with the council petitions for extensions of lights and that lie wished to suggest the mat ter of ordering all future lights strung in the middle of the streets, instead of on a pole at the sides. He further said that he desired the aldermen to think over the suggestion as he intended, at the next meeting, to offer a resolution ordering all future lights to be so con structed. Other matters informally discussed were those of the appointment of a building commission, whose duties it will be to grant permits for buildings and also hear all complaints regarding buildings, instead of such coming be fore the council; the matter of connec tions with sewer districts Nos. 1 and 2, the question being asked the chief of police if all parties on line of said sewer had connected with same. In answer that officer said they had not. The owners stated that they were unable to get the work done in the time specified, as plumbers had more than they could do. No one has refused to make the connections, but have delayed the mat ter. The council will probably take action at some future meeting requir ing the connections to be made within a certain time. The policemen of Billings will have occasion to feel thankful on November 30, if for no other reason than that their salaries are to be raised on the nextday. At the meeting two weeks previous the matter of increasing the salaries of" the policemen was discnussed. salaries of the policemen was discussed. Bennighoff broached the subject again in a speech, in which he said they ought to be paid at least $85 a month and that the council could raise their salaries to such for a term from Dec. 1, 1899, to May 1, 1900. Clement favor ed the proposition to the extent of at raise to $75 a month. Witham stated that had he had the support of the council last spring, such as sAmed to he evident now, the policemen would be receiving $75 a month, as he favored such a move at that time when the an nual appropriation was made. Berky, Connelly and Frizelle also favored the raise, each making a few remarks. Szitnick was silent, being the "silent one" of the body, but he is always found on the right side of a question and will be on this one. Connelly asked the city attorney's opinion as to the legality of raising the salaries after the annual appropriation had been made. The attorney said that he thought a resolution that all policemen appointed hereafter should be paid $76 a month, could be passed, and that the present policemen could receive the benefit of it, if they wished to take the chance of being reappointed, by resign ing. Clement then offered a resolution to the effect that all policemen employ ed by the city of Billings after Decem ber 1, 1899, until May 1, 1900, shall receive $75 a month for their services. Connelly seconded the adoption of the resolution, which carried unanimously. Olement then asked unanimous consent of council to vote, on resolution as an amendment to the appropriating ordin Special V -/ A Complete Attention Line of given to Perfumes, Physicians' Soaps, _ - Combs and Prescriptions - J Brushes Day and Night , ' i of all kinds. HOLMES & CALHOUN. A. L. Babcock Hardware Co. BILLINGS, MONTANA HARDWARE. WAGONS, IMPLEMENTS. Savage, Winchester, Marlin Rifles, Colts and Smith & Wesson Revolvers, Ammunition and Sporting Goods. STATE AGENTS FOR THE CELEIHRATED CYCLONE CAMERAS AND PHOTO SUPPLIES. 1899 MODEL BICYCLES Yellowstone Valley Mills CONNECTION ISN'T IT PRETTY? THAT'S WHEN THE RAKE IS NEW. IS N'T IT A FRIGHT? THAT'S AFTER IT'S STOOD IN rHE FIELD ALL, WINTER. BUILD A SHED THIS FALL AND LET YOUR HORSES BE PROUD OF THE MACHINES THEY PULL. IILLINGS W. J. YOUMANS. MONTANA . To VESTIBULED TRAINS-DINING CARS. ST. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS TIME CARD-BILLINGS. DULUTH EAST-OUND. I ANNIVe DPART AST & bO UTH No.2, Atlantio Mail...... 7. a.m. 7: a m \C /T o oWESTU*OUND.& WBUTTE No.1, Paoficc Mail....... l:40a. m. 1l:50 a.m, HEILENA SPOKANE OaT PnSIT AT TIST OIO 101o ro FIEIoGHTI. SEATTLE .. " DAILY IXCIEPT SUNDA. TACOMA Red Ladi eAcom ....... I 7:50am. -AL-PORTAN Brldoer &Carbon Aocom 8:0p.m. 8:05 a. m. JAPAN Thron h Tickets to all points in the United CHINA State, oanada, Aleaka, China and Japan. Maps KLONDIKE Orders for sale at al oiLces of the N. P. Expresm Co. Bankable everywhere. H. N. Kennedy, Agent," I Chas. S. Fee, G. P. A BrtILL oNS, MoNT.' S. a.. mabuin, . Pullman First-Class # Tourist Sleeping Cars mee at this time. This was seconded )y Witham, but instead of voting, the natter was finally referred to the com nittee on officers and bonds to meet the ext day with the city attorney and lraft a suitable resolution, covering ;he ground entirely and leaving no loubt as to its legality, after which the ,ounoil adjourned. The committee on officers and bonds comprises Aldermen Clement, Connelly mnd Spear, but only the two first named vere in the city Wednesday and met vith the city attorney. They drew up resolution, the substance of which is he same as that introduced by Clement it the council meeting the night before. n order to receive the benefit of the aise the policemen must resign and ake the chances cf being reappointed, vhioh it is more than likely all will do or a $10 a month raise. Telephone Stock for Sale. At a meeting Saturday, Nov. 18, of be directors of the Billings & Mussel hell Telephone company, it was decid d to sell stock enough to the highest idder to liquidate the indebtedness of be company, amounting to $850. lids will be received at the office of the ompany up to Dec. 20, 1899. L. L. Moffett, President and Manager. hristian aanen. Secretary. 81-9 Finest otel in the Yellowstone Valley [IE GRAND Ceorge F. Bennighoff, hPop. Rates on Application, BILLINGS. MONT.