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She Bilin s Gazette.
VOL. XIX. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA TUESDAY. JUNE 9, 1903. PNb Yellowstone 4J" ational OF Bank ,ILLINOs CAPITAAL, - 50,000 SURPLUS - $20,000 A. L. BAdCOCK, President DAVID PRATT, Vice-President (1. A. ORIOGS, Cashier B. H. HOLLISTER, Asb't Cash .DIRECTORS. 'A L. BABCOCK. DAVID PRATT. G. A. GRIGGS. ED. CARDWELL PETER LARSON. Regular Banking in all Its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections, DEALERS IN FPoreig aid Domestic Exchange. Yegel Bros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, ,ONTANA. Transact a General Hankins BUsiness. Admiuister Estates. Buy and Sell Real Estate nc' Live Stock. Respensible Capital, $125,000 Collect Ken's *and Take Charge o! Busines. A . faire for Non. kesideu, . FRED INABNIT, Cashier illiogsS tate Bank Capital Stock, $50,000.00 OFFICERS: 'aul McCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres, Charles Spear, Cashier. S H. A. Haynes, Teller. LIIRECTORS; . C. Bostwlck A. C. Johnson, C. O. Gruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey. Chas. Spear. -'ansact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK IILLINGS, . MONTANA. JAS, K, MOORE Successor to A. C. HOOSE Jeweler and Optician Gradkiate of two optical colleges. Special attention to school chil dren's eyes. Satisfaction guaranteed and prices moderate for expert service. No charge for advice as to whether you need glasses or if old -ones are .orrect. Located here permanently. The Selmonieo Restaurant. VAUGHAN'S OLD 1'TA N D. A First Class Restaurant open at all ho.rs. Bakery in Connection. Jos. Parque & Co.. Props .-.-.= --- .. .... -- - - MPTUE sitively ,ora,,',,,, : No Kalfe, consequentry N:lo Chloroform. Address K-.L PARK HOLLAND stuNGs eON7anr. ITS OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN WORLD'S FAIR COMMISSION DUL; ORGANIZED. LEE MANTLE IS PRESIDENI First Steps Taken by Board Who Wil Have Charge of MontarnA's Exhibit. Last Saturday the first meeting ol the commissioners having charge o01 .the Montana exhibit at the Louislana Purchase exposition was held and an organization was' perfected. The meet ing was in pursuance to the call of the governor and was held in the gubernatorial reception room at the capitol. Eleven of the 15 meu rer were present as follows: Paul jMc. Cormick, Lee Mantle, H. L. Frank, B. F. White, Martin Maginnis, C. W. Hoffman, William Scallon, J. H. Rice, C. J.' McNamara, D. R. Peeler and T. L. Gr4enough. - The absentees were, Dan McDonald, F. A. Heinze, Conrad Kohrs and W. G. Conrad. ,< A temporary organization was ef fected by the election of Mr. Mantle as chairman and Mr. McCormick as secretary. Call of the roll showed those already named as present and also the absentees. The permanent organization was formed by the elec tion of Mr. Mantle as president, Mr. ,Maginnis, vice president, Mr. McCor mick secretary and Mr. Ioffman treas urer. Delegated With Full Power. Mr. Hoffman introduced the folloW ing resolution, which was adopted: "Resolved, That an executive com mittee composed of six members, to wit: The president, vice president, secretary, William Scallon, B. F. White and H. L. Frank, be and the same is hereby appointed with the right to exercise all powers conferred upon the commission by the act creat ing it; said executive committee to have full charge and direction of the business of the commission, and un der the ge"neral direction of the. conm mission." Three members of the executive committee constitute a quorum. Assistant secretary. When the matter of appointing an assistant secretary was taken up con siderable interest was manifested, as the applicants for the position num bered more than a dozen and repre sented almost every part of the state. An informal ballot was taken with the following result: Carwile, 1; Cook, 1; Leggat, 5; Wood'worth, 1; Skelly, 2; Barnes, 1. A fornial vote was now taken and Leggat was elected ,he receiving 8 votes, Cook, 1; Skelly, 1; Barnes, 1. On motion of Mr. McNamara the election of Leggat was made unanI mous. The successful candidate is John B. Leggat of Butte who nas been promi nently identified with the mining in dustry of that place and was formerly a resident of St. Louis. His salary was fixed at $150 a month, pay to be gin whenever he is notified by the commission that his services are needed. Authority was given the executive committee to prepare rules and reguila tions for the government of the com mission and its employee the same to: be submitted at the next regular meeting of the.coaimissidh, which is to be held at Helena, June 22. For 8t/te BuildinI, The matter of a state building was discussed in detail apdbit was finally decided that such a structure should be built at a cost not to excel 18, 300. It was voted -to invite submis sion by the architects of the state ofi plans and specifications, to be submit ted at the next meeting of the com mission. As compensation the archi tect whose plans are accepted is -to receive 5 per cent of the estimated cost of the building. He will" be re luired to superintend construction mnd also inspect all material used. While it was not definitely decided ipon, it seemed that the general idea if the commissioners was that a building modeled after the state capi 1ol should be erected. The desire is UNFAIR COMPETITION. It is the opinion of the undersigned newspapers of the city that there is no one engaged in business here who believes it good policy to patronize out-of-town establishments to the detriment of home con cerns. Certainly all are. of one opliion, that money sent to other com munities for merchandise is. money taken out of circulation in the com munity where the system is practiced, and that the reJ3lt works a hardship' upon legitimate business and taxpayers of the locality wherein t'ts %custom prevailp. The merchants are the first in the community to protest against the system of buyin'g goods away from home from retail concerns. They employ every known strategy' to overcome this unequal competition set up by the big department stores in the. large eastern cities and went so far last year as to have a law passed by the state legislature to place an almost prohibitive license on concerns whose agents invaded the state for several years past sell ing :vehicles, cooking stoves 'and other goods of similar manufacture. That law was passed for the pro teotion of men who are citizens and taxpayers of Montana. It met with no opposition in the legislature. It is a just law and the legislature might have included In the measure other lines which come in con tact with ruinous outside competition. For instance the printers of this and every other town in the state have been getting more than their share of outside competition lby .,reasqn of the invasion of the field by representatives of. printing establishments from other states. These foreign establishments have waxed fat at the expense of many home printing concerns throughout Montana. But it is not alone the printng..,houses in other states that work a hardship on home printers. It is well known to every citizen who has kept track of affairs in the newspaper field in Montana that there has been a. mighty effort made to break down the business of strug gling country publications. It has been particularly noticeable that nothing which would tend to build . p the circulation of a certain pub lication issued at the state capital at the dxjense of home publications in one or two communities in the eastern par of the state has been left undone. Here at Billings daily newspapers were forced to suspend pub licatfon by reason of the constant -encroachment upon the field by an illegitimate newspaper published at Helena. Yielding the daily field to the Helena publication the publishers of this city took it for granted that the organ of the g. o. p. at the state capital would be content to rest up'on, the victory won in a struggle which has been waged in fillings ansE vicinity for a year or more past., But it appears that the Helena. sheet is determined to engage in another 'battle. It is now boldly reacli.ig out after the advertising of the business men in this particular. locality. The newspapers of the city here and now. enter a protest against any. further usurpation of their rights.. The Helena''sheet for shame ought to bandage its vision before it again asks business men of the city ,-of Billings to favor,,it wih: op@q lt~ 4n , advert~·iaie, That advertitiag lby r!hgt belongs to the newspapers of'-this city- so long as their, charges are not out of reason. We are going to protest and keep protesting against such illegitimate competition and we are absolutely certain that upon this point the voices of the masses will be heard in unison with these two home newspapers. The wage earners and the producers are with us and -we are now in this 'fight to -the finish. The people,.here are in no way, indebted from an advertising standpoinlt to an outside newspaper, which has amp pie resources to conduct its business without invading this field. THE BILLINGS GAZETTE. THE BILLINGS TIMES. to have a building with a large re tunda, with reception and retiring rooms for men and women, the retun da to be surmounted by a handsome dome, finished in burnished copper, the whole to be crowned with some suitable figure. Mr. Mantle explained the site re served for Montana's., building. He said it is on. a ridge which slopes to the foreground proper and is close to the government" building, the fish eries and mines and metallurgy build ings, where Montana's principal. exhi bit is. t*be found. It is easy o 'ac cess Pnd convenient to the different transportation lines and also to all of the main buildings. Because of its position, Mr. Mantle said, toe Montana building could be easily made one of the most conspicuous state build, ings on the gronud. Anaconda Company Will Exhibit. Speaking for the Anaconda com pany, Mr. Scallon said that he had been authorized to inform the commis sion that the company would make as large and complete an exhibition of the mining industry of the state as possible. This would be done at the expense of the company ,which would also send some of its employes-to the exhibition to install and care for the exhibit, all at its own expense. It is believed that others of the large mining companies will do like wise and an elaborate-and comprehen sive exhibit of the state's principal industry is already well assured. College Will Help. The agricultural college has given notice that it will assume the great task of preparing an agricultural ex hibit in all of its details. This is assurance that it will be well done and that Montana need not be- asham-. ed of the display it will.have of farm ing and kindred industries. Following the. example of the col lege, it is believed that all the other state institutions will make exhibits and do their best ti make creditable displays in their various branches. Much Interest Taken. In speaking of the meeting of the commission President Mantle said that a Very active interest was mani fested by all present. Every commis sioner expressed himself as being 'de sirous that the state's exhibit be a: complete as possible and each on( promised to use his best eilorts ix making it so. "This interest," he 'said, "will no doubt spread amoni the people of the state at large, anc all indications now point to united and harmonious effort to eoe that the state. i5 fully and creditably replre sented in every particu'.ar. "The action of the members of the legislature in so patriotically respond ing to tixe request to give their ser vices free for the purpose of making the appropriation has given a decided stimulus to public interest in every direction." "CHARLEY" GOULD DEAD. Well Known and Ponular Man Passes from Life. Information has been received of the death of C. H. Gould, which 'oc curred at Lincoln, Neb., last Friday. Mr. Gould was well known hereabouts as a former livestock solicitor for the Burlington and later as agent for an eastern commission concern and dur ing his visits to the city and surroulnd ing country made many friends to whom the announcement of his demise comes as a personal loss. The very embodiment of good nature and with an inexhaustible fund of anecdote and humor, he was always the center of a crowd of men who like himself liked to look at the cheerful side of life and make the most of their so journ on earth. He will be long re membered by all and missed by the many to whom his presence was ever a ray of sunshine to dispel the gloom of a humdrum existence. The following account of his life and death is taken from the Daily Star, published in the place where Mr. Gould so long made his home: Charles H. Gould, for 33 years a resident of Lincoln, died Friday morn ing at 2 o'clock at his home, 1745 A street, aged 65 years. He has had several strokes of paralysis and lately has been rapidly declining. Charles lenry Gould was born October 2 L837, in Lapotte county, Indiana 'here his boy'hood was passed. Ix :he fall of 1860 he was married t< Miss Charlotte E.' Outhwaite of La ,orte. In 1862 he enlisted in the Six :eenth regiment Wisconsin infantry le was wounded at Shiloh and later iischarged on account of disability 3e recovered after many months i, .he hospital and at home, and it 864 re-enlisted in the One Hundred Lnd Fifty-first Indiana- nfantry, in -hich regiment he. served until the lose of the war. He came to Nebraska with his amily in January, 1866, coming by vagon from Boone, Iowa, there bein: o. railroad beyond that point, and sttled in Burt county. He was elect. 'd county commissioner .in 1868. In 870 he\ was elected state prison in pector and soon after removed to ipcoln, where he remained until the lose of his term. He then received he appointment of land commissioner if Montana and removed there with is family. He resigned the position fter serving three and a half years, .nd returned with his family to Lin un. He was then employed by the B. & Q. railroad as live 'stock gent for the northwest with head uarters at Miles City, Mont. He fill. i that position for about 14 years nd until stricken with paralysis in eptember, 1901. He partially recovered from that ttack and during the summer of 1902 ras able to be about with the help of cane. The second attack came De ember, 1902, since which time he as been helpless, growing gradually 'orse until the end at 1 o'clock hursday night, but retaining his find clearly to the last. He was grand master of the grand dge of Mgsoqs of Montana, and af irwards grand orator of the grand tdge during his residence. He had een a member of Trinity church of iiS city for many years. He leaves widow and two children, a son and aughter, both married, and living in incoln. p I / ARE STILL COMING. orthward Movement of Texas Cattle Continues Unabated. In spite of the fact that the north watd movement was a little later in Starting than usual, it would seem that the shipments of cattle from :he Panhandle into the Dakotas and hdontana is assuming large propor -ions and continues unabated. Dur ing the last week 8,800 head of Tex tns were handled in one day at Trisi dad. Of that number 7,500 head were inlodded to be fed and watered and were then reloaded and sent north.. 3fnce April 20 almost 40,000 head iave been inspected in the Panhandle, 'ewer than 2,000 were rejected by the tovernment inspectors as being dis ;ased or affected with the splenetic ever tick. The statement is made that this luusual rush of Texas cattle for the lorth is caused by refusal of the Kan ;as authorities to accept federal in ;pection and also because the Kan sas range owners have raised their )asturage rate this year fully 100 per :ent. Several days ago a material eduction, about one-half, was made Lnd the Kansas inspectors were call- I ad in from western Texas, but it was 0oo late. Arrangements had been nade by a majority of the Texas ,rowers to ship north onto ranged in his,state and Dakota and the action of the Kansans had no ,appreciable effect in checking the higera. Because f the great shipments some difficulty s experienced in securing transporta ion by those who are prepared to chip. ' Constipated Bowels.. To have good health the body should i ie kept in a laxative condition, and I he bowels moved at least once a day, t o that all, the poisonous wastes are i xpelled daily. Mr. (G. L. Edwards, 1 .42 N. Main St., Wichita, Kansas, rrites: "I have used Herbine to regu ate the liver and bowels for the past en years, and found it a reliable emedy." 60c at Holmes r&: Rixon's. Cut flowers for all occasions con- v tantly on hand at Miss Panton's Bill- c ngs greenhouse, 3019 1Montana Ave. I lell phone 62-F . 11-t E For Rent. Three furnished rooms for, light Housekeeping. Apply to 110 . Soth ['wenty-ninth street. ILLEGAL FENCES OF VAB~(X.*., TENT iN YELLOWST ONE. A8 SHOWN BY A SURVy.Y First .Step Is Taken Toward Restoing Public Domain Now Wrong 0, fully Enclosed. Making allowance for the usual de, lays and deliberation of movement of tne government incidental to all sUtCh' n.atters, the p ospects are that witlin, a reasonable time--that is a reasoji able time for the government-soe$ thing definite may be expected in the"` way of permanently settling the corn troversy now waging between the ten who are accused of illegally en Dlosing lands belonging to the Public' 'o lomain and those who insist that such lands shall remain open to'the free; and common use of all who may wish :o utilize them for grazing purposes8 rhe first steps locally in that dfirecr-i' ;ion have been taken and before n.a.y lays will have elpsed the matte Will: "e before the general land office 'for' ts disposition. As published in The Gazette several:': weeks ago, some of the -men inter-. gsted in the question,' particularly hose who have been making the laims of illegal fencing, arrman e4 for survey of a large trae gitjlj niYi owstone county for the purpose o>f letermining beyond doubt the area o0 `' ;uch illegally fenCed lands and by whom they arenncd hlud;. This survey, was completed a few days 'ago. The". work wad' done bjr County Sitrveydrz' dorris, to whom the contract- was awarded. Working conjointly with iini was a member of the United itates surveying corps, who jiartici. sated as the official representative of" he government. While the exact figures are not mow prqcurable, it is safe to say that he survey demonstrates the existence` f no fewer than 275,000 acres of land elonging to the government that has een wrongfully enciosed. All. this vithin the limits of Yqilowstone coun. y. This land is situated in what is, :nown as the Lake Basin region and o the north and west genierally. Plats. ,re now making and as soon os cQm leted will be forwarded to the cornm. aissioner of the general land office. Although the exact mode of pro-:.,: eedure that will be adopted' by the1-.,, ommissioner is not known, it is be [eved that he will refer the matter a the department of justice, with astructions to proceed immediately gainst the parties who art the of. enders. The courts will then be alled upon to take cognizance and if he claims now making are sustained he illegal fences will be orded red re. loved. It is but just to say that some of he men who admit that they have nclosed land not- belonging to them. ave signified their Willingness to. emove the offending fences at once rithout waiting for orders from 'the overnment to do so, but only con itionally. They say that if the other ten who have erected such fenCeA ril, pull themn down they will doi.ik- . rise. Whether any of the offe..si. 'ill take the initiative and p945'" , restore the land, the use of w 9! iey are now enjoying contrarry to Lw, remains .to.be seen. If the prom ies of the others are made in good Lith tliere-may be a general remov Ig of fences that exist without a retext of right and the long and hbit r war between contending factiona· I the sheep and cattle business may. e hear its termination. Driven to Desperation. Living at an out of the way place,, remote from civilization, a ftaimll' IS often driven to desperation in cam o.0, accident, resulting in burns, .. wounds, ulcers, etc. Lay in a, aupy of Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It'a s. `. best on earth. 25c, at Chapple Store. Go to Miss Wagner's parlors for shampoos, stalp a treatments. mtianiacues,. isPeaes etc f