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i. 'lid SemiWeekly., , i AYB AN FRIDAYS. s tte Printing Comp&ny, Publishers Offlcrt County. Paper. ..= + - --,+' = + Subscription Rates. One year, in Advance..........=.3.01 Silx months.................1.5: Entered at the Billings Postoflice a. 84cond Class Matter. TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1903. - - - - ******- ** Architecturally considered the Ohio c platform is a beauty and broad and e strong epough for any person brisk ' himself upon it. That Helena murderer -should have t transferred his base of operations to Butte. There the insane man with a six-shooter is treated with a little more consideration. d The solitary graduate of the school of mines may have felt a little lone ly at times, but he wvill always have 0 the satisfaction of being able to say that he "stood at the head" of his class. Deutschland has shown herself a a remarkable vessel in several respects. p Not only is she fast on the ocean, r but on occasion can be equally fast in tu the mud. She would seem to be an fI ideal racer. Of course, the mere fact that he has been indicted does not establish Mr. Machen's guilt, but it will have a tendency to strengthen the belief of a great many that there are strong grounds for suspecting a certain a amount of laxity on his part in the management and conduct of the de partment he has had in charge. Even though they charge him with b having been somewhat slow in insti- p tuting action, the opposition editors s must admit that the postmaster gene- c ral is manifesting no sympt9ms of s cold feet, now that he has got started. e The way he continues to deal misery f and sorrow to the guilty ones. must I commend itself to every one, except f the -wretches who are feeling the r sting of the lash. t With a' council on his hands that not only refuses to be reasonable and do his bidding as any reasonable council should, but contumacious enough to allow the introduction of resolutions that in effect accuse him of compounding a felony, the mayor 'of Butte is getting a taste of official life that he probably did not reckon on when he permitted himself to lis. ten to the "urgent request of many friends" and in a momeni of weakness consented to become a.4.andiiate for office With Mr. Herman it appears to have been a case of "I go, but only to re turn." He left Washington under conditions that he might have wished to be otherwise but the manner of :his return is exactly as he wanted it. The talk of a possible snub from the admiuistration would appear to have been a little premature, inas- I much as he was asked by the presi ,dent to accompany him through Ore gon when the executive was visiting that state. At any rate, Hermann will hold a little over the secretary of the interior the next time he goes to . Washington. FIGHT FOR RECOGNITION. While it .is to be hoped that wiser \ counsel will prevail and that the k 'of another strike in the anthracite Sregions will end in tk, yet if a strike i s bound to come it will be on lines of division clearly and distinctly 'wa-recognition of the union of '- ai.zi~ert Thh liew trouble between oh tors and operatives has e over .the claim made by the c.u e lpes that the miners t t ~their members of h on in accord wJp of tIe de S-egu dis the representatives of the mine own ers refuse to recognize them or the mine workers' credentials or accept them as memmbers of the board of conciliation. As selected, the opera tors say, the i'epresentatives of the miners are uLe direct representatives of the union, and not of the miners. As they declined throughout the en tire proceedings had before the com mission appointed by the president to recognize the Mine Workers' union, so now, to be consistent, they re fuse to recognize menewhom they al lege are attempting to act in the ca pacity of official representatives of that organization. Although they might be technically right, should they institute another strike for no other reason than the one given it is extremely doubtful whether the mine workers would again have the sym pathy and support of the great masses of the people so generously accorded them in the strike of last year. A GOOD OMEN. It may be even as a usually astute democratic newspaper of this state has figured it out-that the mention of Governor Taft in the republican platform of Ohio was a -shrewd -move on the part of Senator Hanna and that it was something "more than the mere flinging of a compliment" to the man who has established so enviable a record and reputation in the Philip pines. Granting that in securing that recognition of the man the senator 2 took the first move in a plan having for its object the nomination of Taft for the vice presidency, concession be ing made of the fact that only death can prevent the nomination of Roose velt for first place, it only goes to show that Hanna, notwithstanding his alleged enmity to the Rooseveltian aspirations and ambitions, is still the farseeing and calculating politician he gained the name of being when he first became prominent before the people of the nation. The fact that he desires the nomination of his personal and political friend on the same ticket as Roosevelt must be ac cepted as proof that he has little if any fear as to the success of the tick et headed by Roosevelt. Did he not feel positive of Roosevelt's success he would probably not care to sacri fice a man for whom the newspaper referred to claims he has ambitions that end only with the presidency itself. But what stronger combina tion could the republicans put into the field than Roosevelt and Taft. THE PRESIDENT'S TOUR. Once more the president is back in his official home and the longest and most remarkable tour ever made by a president of the United States is now only a memory. Conceding, as our democratic friends insist, that the tour was not wholly disassociated with Roosevelt's political ambition, can any of teem say truthfully that he has injured himself by its mak ing? Very frankly he has admitted that he wants to be president once more, not as a result of an accident and caprice of fate, but as the choice of the people of tie nation, and wilh that very laudable ambition in mind he made the tour, partly, though not wholly in furtherance of that desire, and as the case now stands has no reason to regret it. Instead of trusting himself to the politicians he has preferred to place himself bpfore the people and take them into his confidence. He has given them to understand what to expect of him should they elect him president and, leave him freer to act than he has been because he will not be tied down by any pledges of carry ing out a policy formulated by another. In politics, as well as in many other matters, Roosevelt has shown his in dependence and sturdy manhood and the people like him all the better for it, regardless of how the politicians may regard him, and when the time for action arrives the people and not the politicians will prevail. Cuts, Bruises and Burns Quickly Healed. Chamberlain's Pain Balm is an anti septic liniment, and when applied to cuts, bruises and burns, causes them to heal without maturation and much more qsgkly thea by the usual treat l mlF iem rueaHdnwistu WI1ULL I .WN'i UNbER WATER SEVEN CITIES INUNDATED BY MISSISSIPPI FLOODS. GREAT LOSS OF PROPERTY Many Thousand Persons Rendered Homeless and Numerous Lives Reported as Lost. St. Louis, June 9.-The entire group ` of east side cities lying just north of East St. Louis and includinig Ven ice, Madison, West Madison, Newport, Brooklyn and Granite City, are under from 10 to 18 feet of water which is still rising and deaths from drown- R ing are variously estimated at from five to 20. Eight thousand persons are driven B from their homes. S Very little confirmation of.the re- al ports of drowning can be had, as these hi places are all ,vit off from rairoa.i tl service and .telephon:, communication oi Sr certain at best. to The weather bureau promises relief w after the river shall have risen to bi about 38 feet. It is now within a few el inches of that mark, but rising slowly. ct The harbor boat Mark Twain' and qi private yacht Annie Russell, With ei several tugs, have gone to Madison w and Granite City, where the floods no have caused a number of deaths and E where scores of families cut off from go rescue are at the mercy of the rising di water. w Dummy trains of the Terminal as- as sociation, connecting with skiffs, com- as menced this morning the work of di bringing across the river .more than ni 700 persons who spent Sunday after- ai noon and night on the tops of houses w and at other points of elevation above al the flood in Madison, Ven;ce and Ntw. 1. port. , w Four drowniugs were reported by h the refugees, but none knew the o: names of the victims. One said that a a father, mother and child had been b drowned while trying to reach a point of safety, and another told of; he 1 death of a man under like circum- .S stances. E At East St. Louis, on proclamation J of Mayor Cook, business is suspend- p ed, the saloons are closed and every body is at work on the levees in a dos- F perate effort to save the city, which is from one to four feet below the F level of the water that presses up against the embankments. A hastily constructed levee of sand bags and mud is all that stands be-, i tween the city and almost complete a submersion. If the levee gives way i, all the main part of the city will be t quickly flooded and not a street in t the business section will be left out of water. The relay station is now surrounded by water. Train service in every direction is laid out by the high water and no freight business is being done at all on the east side. Two roads, the Mis souri-Pacific and 'Frisco, are the only ones running trains between here and Kansas City. Passenger traffic and the most urgent freight busienss is all that the railroads will handle west. It is too early to estimate the damage, which will run into the millions, and the loss due to the interference with businesss. Relief boats were today sent to Venice, Ill., which is completely flooded as a result of the break in the levee just south of the Merchants bridge yesterday afternoon. The roofs of houses are visible and the 500 in habitants are homeless. During the day 100 persons were rescued. Their stories of the disaster are thrilling and pathetic. In their hurry to escape many persons were obliged to race from the flood only partially clad. None of them was abld to save any household goods. Most of the Ven ice' houses are frame structures and yielded readily to the force of the flood. The Methodist church was lift ed from its foundation and carried three blocks. Only the steeple is now visible. In the school house, which is of brick, 200 men, women and chil dren have found an ark of refuge. Un less there is a rise of another foot or so, they are safe, but there are no food suppliesand their need is urgent. Several business houses were car ried away in the terrific current and stocks valued at thousands of dollars were destroyed. No estimate can be1 formed of the damage, but it will prob-i ably amount to several hundred thou sand dollars for both Madison and Venic." John Crittwo~ue aged 10, wu 4mrnwed nam35e arolatsd4gt the.roof of a house wlich was floating down stream. At one house a man was seen to crawl on" :h.. r.ot bearing a chlrd in his arms. There he remained the greater part 'of the night. Clinging to' high fences, roof tops and trees, a score of families-were found. Some had remained in the water fifteen hours and were weak and exhausted. Information obtained from the Tri Cities is to the effect that Granite City is the least injured of the three which felt the effects of yesterday's break in the levee. Both Madison and Venice are reported entirely un der water, while in Granite City a space of one-half mile square, contain ing the postoffice, the American Steel works and the St. Louis- Stamping works, are still uncovered at noon. At noon 20 drownings are reported from several sources, all but one be ing at Madison and Venice. The work of rescue was carried on today in Madison in skiffs. GUN CLUB SHOOT. RepGtations Have Been Sadly Marred in Consequence. ILast Sunday the recently-organized Billings Gun club held its first shroot. Some disappointing scores were made and ever since some of the members have been kept busy explaining how they managed to ootain the big bags of game they claimed in the past to have returned with from a day's work in the held. Although they have been eloquent and earnest in those explanations ,they have failed to be convincing and reputations in conse quence have been marred that hith erto have been regarded as being without a blemish, so far as truthful ness and reliability aye concerned. Even the fact that several of the gentlemen under suspicion were han dicapped by the use of guns with which they were not familiar and that another was obliged to shoot with an old-fashioned, single-barrel affair does not help them. Everything they now say in regard .to their own skill and accuracy in any matter is taken with incredulity and looks decidedly annoying 'ire exchanged between the listeners. Whether such conduct is warranted the reader may decide for himself after perusing the score. Out of a possible 2b the various contest ants demolished the following num ber of blue rocks: Ray, 20; Arnold, M. A., 11; Babcock, 11; Vale, 9; Hubbard, 7; Allen, 7; Sylvester, 5; Mains, 4; George, 4; Behrendt, 6; Arnold, 6; Berkin, 6; t Jolly, 8; Airth, 7; Partington, 7; Prickett, 2. C PROTECT AMERICAN INTERESTS. Fleet of Warships Ordered Into Chi lean Waters. Washington, June 6.-Upon the re ceipt of reports from American agents in Chile to the effect that the situation at Valparaiso is unsatisfactory, ow ing to the recent socialist disturbances there, the state department this af ternoon requested the navy depart ment to dispatch a ship to that point in order that American interests may be fully protected in the event of an emergency. The navy department at first thought of sending the entire Pacific squadron from San Francisco, but as Rear Admiral Glass has just brought his ships to Califdrnia waters for repairs, it was decided to order Rear Admiral Sumner, commanding the North Atlantic station, to proceed at once with his squadron now at Montevidio through the straits to Val paraiso. Cable orders to this effect were sent Admiral Sumner this. after noon, Orders were also telegraphed to Admiral Glass to be ready for sea, and in- the event that Admiral Sum ner's fleet is unable to get under way at once the Pacifil squadron may be ordered to Chilean waters in its stead. Rear Admiral Sumners' fleet consists of the protected cruiser Newark, flag ship; protected cruiser Detroit, and the gunboats Gloucester and Mont gomery. ells - Stoc kwell's u Bua. 26o7% Moat. Av Bell 'Phone 89a; Moffett 'Phone 181. No Charge for Male Help. Help Wanted. Girls .for general house work, city and ranch. Eight hand Ihearers. i'wo irrigators. Two farm hands. Man and wife for ranch. Position ,Wanted. By comnpetent lady cook; boarding house or hotel. For Rent. 1a Two room house, furnished, $10 per month. ! Two room house, $8 per month. Six room house, ¥26 per month; lawn, garden, bath, etc.; porth side. For Sale. Restaurant i none of the best thriv ag towns in Montana. Call 'e par Fifty Years the Standard Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair. Highest Tests U. S. Gov't Ohemists PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. CHICAGO FORMER WIFE KILLED HIM TROUBLESOME CHARACTER PUT OUT OF THE WAY. DONE IN SELF DEFENSE To Save Her Own Life Mrs. Leo Brown Shoots Man Once Her Husband. Miles City, June 8.-Mrs. Leo Brown and her husband, Joe Brown, arrived today from Powderville, and at about c 1 o'clock p. m. Mrs. Brown surren- t, dered herself to Sheriff Savage on a statement that she had shot and kill- ii ed Dick Standifer yesterday afternoon at about 3 o'clock. f Mrs. Brown was formerly the wife v of Standifer, who afterwards married 6 her sister. Stanrdifer and his wife a were at Mrs. Brown's house and were o at the, stable, where Mrs. Brown was, n and Standifer asked her why she did a not come to visit them. Mrs. Brown t replied that she did hot wish to visit o them. Upon this, Standifer, with no other provocation, it is alleged, struck her in the face and knocked her down. She arose and he immediately struck 8 her again and once more before she dropped. When she arose for'the second tide she went for her horse and started to ride to the house to get a gun, but I Standifer reached thg house first. I She then started for Powderville, 1 where her husband was at dwork on I the roads. The ranch where this in- t cident occurred was about five miles 4 below Powderville, on the river. Brown told his wife to return home and wait I for him and they would go to town .1 and swear out a complaint against Standifer. On the way back Standifer and his wife ,riding in a buggy, met Mrs: Brown. Mrs. Standifer was a I witness to what followed. Standifer asked Mrs. Brown where she was go ing. She replied that she was going to town to have him arrested. Standi for said: "If you do, I'll kill you; in fact, 1 guess I'd better kill you right now." Then, it is alleged, he reaohed ,down to his bootleg and Mrs. Brown thought he was about to draw a gun. She got her weapon first and shot and killed him. 'Mrs. Brown then drove home and she and her husband made the drive to Miles, City, a distance of about 75 miles. s·~he surrendered herself today. The prosecuting attorney and the lawyer for the defense were agreed that, considering the well known oher acter of Standifer and his readiness with a gun, the frequent dimculties in which he was involved with the residents of his vicinity and the fact that the woman had surrendered her self voluntarily, it would be proper to admit her to bail. Justice Gibb, acknowledged the truth of these state ments regarding Standifer, but said it would. be dgainst his better judg - ment to admit the woman to bail at - the present state of. the ase. HOw ever, sea 5*84 the bsWl$t5,OOO row for the scene of the killing. Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Standifer are daughters of a ranchman named Mc Fadden, who was ,icked by a horse on his ranch about four years ago and committed suicide to end his auf feyings. Standifer once roped and dragged his wife's half brother be cause Mrs. McFadden' put him. in charge of the ranch. He served three months for that. offense. Another time he shot William Sanders in the arm and served a Jail sentence. He was generally regarded as a bad 'man among his neighbors. Wanted 11-2 Seamstress to work by the day. Ap ply at 23 North Twenty-sixth street N. B. Flatt, house, sign and fresco painter. Wall paper for sale. tf Notice of Special Meeting. Notice is hereby given that the commissioners of Yellowstone coun ty, Montana, will meet in special ses sion at the office of the county clerk in Billings, Montana, on Saturday, ' June 13th, 1903, at 10 o'clock a. m., fdr the purpose of canvassing the vote of the special election held June 6, 1903, and for the further purpose of taking such steps toward the issuance of court house and jail bonds as may be deemed necessary and advis able in case the result of said elec tign warrants, such action on the part of the board. By order of the board. J. W. FISH, County Clerk. Dated at Billings, Montana, June 8th, 1903. 11-2 THE BIG DITCH COMPANY, -Billings, Montana. Notice is hereby given that at a meeting or the trustees of the Big Ditch company on the 6th day of June, 1903, .an assessment o# live per cent per share was levied upon the capi tal stock of the corporation, payable on or before the 6th day of July,.1903, .o the secretary, at his ranch or by mail at Billings, Montana. Any stock .upon which the assesdment shall re main unpaid on the said 6th day of July, 1903, wal be delinquent and ad vertised for sale at public auction, and unless payment is made before will be sold on the 23rd day of July, 1903, to pay the delinquent assess-' ment, together with cost of advertis ing and expenses of sale. 4 11-4t E. B. HASTINGS, Secy. NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT. The Suburban Ditch CompanrY, Prin cipal Place of Business Bill ings, Montana. Notice -s hereby given that at a meeting of the directors, held on the 6th day of June, 1903, an.atsessment of 50 cents per share was levied up on the capital stock of the corporation, payable on the 6th day of July, 1903, to S. W. Soule, treasurer, at No. 7 North Twenty-eighth street, Billings, Montana. Any stock upon which the assess ment shall remain unpaid on the 6th nay of July, 1903, will be delinquent and advertised for sale at public auc tion, and, unless payment is made before, will be sold on the 22nd day of July, 1903, to pay the delinquent assessment ,together with costs of ad vertising and expenses of sale. Signe4 and dated this 6th day 'of june, 1903. S. W. ISUIE, Secretary, 0 . rlmn. L Mo~m ..