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VO. X. T h e NGS, WSTONE OUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, OCTOB e tte . 1904. NO51
VOL. XX. * BILLINGS. YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, T*UESDAY, OCTOBER 25. 1904. NO. St THE KRIPPENDORF= DITTMAN FOOTWEAR has the exclusive combination you do not find in other makes of ladies' fine shoes, FIT, COMFORT knd STYLE It is apparent there are many shoes that contain some one of these features, but how dif ficult to have the three com bined. NEW FALL SHAPES NOW IN JOHN D. LOSEKAMP Famous Outfitter A Bag of Gold sounds well in a novel, but it is an awkward thing to keep in the house or store. It is a constant source of worry to you and temptation to others. Besides it doesn't earn any thing if kept that way. Better de posit it in Yegen Bros. Savings Bank There it will be safe and at the same time always at your command. And it will commence to earn interest for you right away. Isn't that far better than keeping it at home or in your office? Responsible Capital $125,000. Yellowstone National oF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL, $50,oo SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vices-Prs. B. H. HOLUSTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK. Au't Cashier DIRECTORS. PTEma LAneo Helena ED. CARDWELL, Da. H E. ANSTaoxNG E. H. oousman A. L. BAIooCx. Boxes for Ralin Safety Deposit Vault. General Banking Business Bell Exchange available ia all the princi pal cities of the UnitedStates and Europe Collections promptly made and remit ted for. Accounts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms consis tent with safe and conservative banking. BillingsStateBani Capital Stock, P10,000,00 OFFICERS: Paul MoCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, Vioe-Pres. Charles Spear, Caslhler. John A. Hoyt, Telle DIRECTORS: B. C. Boetwick W. Hansard, O. O. Gruwell, Paul VcCormick, A. H. Barth, B. . Shorey, Chanse. Spe •'" .nwaot a GeierlI Banking Buaine. aLLInals * . MYONTAN BILL SAVED MANY HOMES FACTS IN VALIDATION OF BITTER ROOT LAND TITLES. WAS ASKED BY SETTLERS Letter From One of Men Who Peti tioned Congressman Dixon to Secure Relief. In his speaking tour of the state the democratic candidate for congress charges Congressman Dixon with having sought to benefit the Ana conda Capper Mining company, rather than the settlers, when he secured the passage of a bill validating and confirming titles to certain lands in the ,Bitter Root valley. The state committee of the democratic party is assisting Mr. Gormley in the misrepre sentation and by every means within its power is endeavoring to create the impression that the bill was a "job" and that 'Mr. Dixon was the willing tool of a corporation. The people of the western part of the state are familiar with the facts and the story does not injure Mr. Dixon there. Some in other portions may not know the truth and may per mit themselves to be deceived by the roorback. In order that all may become acquainted with the manner in which the bill came to be intro duced, The Gazette herewith pub lishes a letter written by one of the men who petitioned Mr. Dixon for the introduction of the measure and its real object. Saved Many Homes. "Missoula, Mont., Oct. 21, 1904. "Mr. Ed Donlan, Chairman Republi can Central Committee, Missoula, Mont. "Dear Sir: "Replying to your inquiry as to what connection I had with the Dixon bill to validate and confirm the titles to lands in the Bitter Root valley, 1 wish to say that Tom Padden, Gus Goeriz and myself obtained the sig natures to the petition to Mr. Dixon, asking for such a bill. "IMany settlers' homes in said valley - were saved to them by the passage of said bill. We had orcnard lands the title to which was validated and confirmed, and from which the past season we have taken 25 carloads of apples. This land had been made valuable by the expenditure of much labor, time and money, and under the circumstances we felt that we were justified in calling upon con gress of the United States for relief. "No one ever accused us, who were instrumental in obtaining said peti tion, of being Anaconda Copper Min ing company men, or men who were connected in any shape or form with said company. Hundreds of men in the upper Bitter Root will testify to this fact. Anyone who states that said bill was in the interest of the Anaconda Copper Mining company, alone, or was passed for the purpose of validating titles to timber lands in Sthe Bitter Root valley, or lands value less for agricultural 'purposes, is eeither ignorant of the subject or is willfully and deliberately telling a falsehood. "Very respectfully, "W. J. TIED'T." Card to the Voters. It having come to my knowledge that a report has been circulated that I have already 'promised certain per sons, in the event of my election, the offees of under sheriff and jailer, I wish to most emphatically deny that any such pledges have been made. I believe that the report was started er by my political enemies and I wish to assure all taxpayers and voters that if honored by an election that I will use my best judgment to appoint assistants who will best serve the interests of the county. The voters and taxpayers can here and now pronounce the report circu lated against me relative to the ap pointment of under sheriff and jailez as as false. Respectfully, W. 1. APAMS, SRepublican Candidate for Sheriff. lA. ltd<sw W. P. ADAMS, Republican Candidate for Sheriff. When the republican county con- so vention convened in the city last August but one name was considered among the degelates for the office at of sheriff, the convention deciding unanimously to tender the nomination m to W. P. Adams, of Columbus pre cinct. (Mr. Adams for many years has R been a resident of the western part of the county. He is a member of :he fiirm of Calhoun & Adams, and is a known throughout tne county as an upright and progressive citizen and a a loyal republican. Qualified in 0o every particular to fill the important duties of the office to which he as- a' pires and pledged to serve the best interests of the taxpayers, Mr. Adams has every reason to feel assured of i being elected by an overyhelming 1 majority. PROCEEDINGS h Of the Board of County Commission- d ers, Yellowstone County, State 1 of Montana. Special Called Meeting, Term 1904, One Day. Billings, Montana, October 18th, 1904. i The board met this, day in special session, purusant to notice by publi cation, all members and the clerk be- l ing in attendance. o The minutes of the last, meeting i were read and duly approved.' The road petition of J. C. Dool and others, which was presented at the last meeting and laid over for further consideration this day, was again . presented. r Upon motion, the board appointed 9 the following named viewers: J. M. C Meyers, J. S. Todd and Austin North, t to meet at 8 o'clock a. m., October 19th, 1904, and view the route de- t scribed in said petition an dreport t thereon on or before October 22nd, f 1904. In the matter of the viewers' report E on the change of road petitioned for by P. H. Smith and others, hearing on which was postponed to this day, the board, upon motion duly carried, accepted and approved the viewers' report, and the change of road as described in said petition is hereby Ideclared a public highway and the t former route abandoned. The county > surveyor is hereby directed to record ahid plat the new route in accordance 1 with said report. The board adjourned to meet in special session October 22nd, 1904, at 1 10 a. m., to receive the report of the 1 viewers on the road petition of J. C. 3 Dool, et al, 3 Approved: W. O. PARKER, Chairman. Attest: J. W. FISH, Clerk. Adjourned Meeting, Term 1904, One Day. Billings, Montana, Oct. 22nd, 1904. t The board met this day in special session, pursuant to adjournment, a there being present Chairman W. O. I Parker, Commissioner S. K. Derevill, t and Clerk J. W. Fish. The mainutes of the previous meet I ing were read and approved. h The report of the viewers appointed a to view the route for a. county road I petitioned for by J. C. Dool and others t was presented to teh board. e Upon motion, the board fixed upon November 15th, 1904, at 10 o'clock a. e m., as the time for hearing said re a- port, and directed the clerk to give p- due notice of same by publication. ,r The board adjourned. All orders for cut flowers, ete., promptly flled at Miss Panton's, 3019 Montana avenue; Bell 'phone 62F. RUSIANS SINK ENGLISH BOATS BALTIC SQUADRON OPENS FIRE ON FISHING FLEET. MANY OF CREW ARE KILLED Attack Was Made In the Night After th .-Warships Had Turned' On Search Lights. Hull, England, Oct. 23.-I. M. Jack- F son & Co., solicitors for the owners of 50 Hull fishing boats, have notified the foreign office and admiralty of an c attack on the Hull fishing outfit by the t Russian second Pacific fleet (com- c monly designated as the Baltic squad- c ron). The official information is that shortly after midnight Friday the c Russian squadron fell in with the Hull I fishing fleet in the North sea. The f first portion of the fishing fleet passed i safely. T'hen the Russian ships turned c their searchlights on the British ves sels for some time and a little later c opened fire. The steam trawler Crane was sunk I and the decapitated bodies of her skipper and mate have been brought i to Hull. The boatswain and other members of the crew who are under stood to be seriously wounded are on 1 board the mission ship. The only slightly injured member of the crew has arrived at Hull. The steam trawlers Moulmein and Mino have arrived at Hull, seriously damaged by shots, the latter having 16 holes in her hull. It is feared that other damage was done to trawlers and that at least one more was lost with all hands. Heads Carried Away. According to other reports the affair occurred 200 miles off Spur Head. The 1 Russian ships were steaming in line. The leading ships of the fishing fleet passed without incident, though most of the Russian vessels, turned search g lights on the trawlers long enough to prevent any mistake as to identity. After the bulk of the squadron had passed it opened fire, nearly all par r ticipating in the firing. The Crane * was struck below the water line and raked above deck. Skipper ,Smith and d Third Hand Ijoggott had their heads . carried clean away by a shot, many of the crew being seriously wounded. r Another trawler also was sunk, but Sthe Seagull, which brought the news t to (Hull, had no particulars as to her fate. The news has created an intense .t sensation and indignation in Hull. The , Moulmein arrived with her flag at half-mast. Her skipper states that the trawlers were fishing about 220 , miles east aof Spurn Head at one o'clock Saturday morning, the weather l being hazy, when the outlones of sev eral vessels, apparently warships, Le sailing in a line, were dimly seen. While the crew was watching the .d warships, searchlights were flashed e upon them, in the glare of which the Moulmein's crew observed what they n took to be torpedo boats approaching. ,i apparently with the intention of , boarding the Moulmein. Fishermen Surprised. They steamed away, however, and soon the fishermen were horrified to find they were being tired upon. First one and then another trawler was struck by the flying'shot. What e seemed to be a round shot went through the Moulmein galley. The Mino, lying nearby, also was struck with many shots, but fortunately the al damage was above her water line and t, none of the crew was struck. The ). bombardment last about 20 minutes. II, When it had ceased the fleet sailed southward and some of the trawlers t. sent up rockets. The Moulmein steered in the direction of the rocket. d Soon cries were heard and the Crane d was found sinking, with another ra trawler taking off some of her crew. Those seriously injured were removed on to a mission ship and the bodies of a. Smith and Loggott were placed aboard e- the Moulmein. The other men with ye minor injuries were put aboard the trawler Seagull, which at a late hour had not arrived at Hull. Crowds have gathered around the ., dock here, but no further information 19 is available. Representatives of the fishing fleet HENRY WHITE. Republican Candidate for County Treasurer. In the unanimous selection of at candidate for county treasurer on the ticket the republicans of the county chose the most capable citizen of the community for that honor. Mr. White has filled many positions of trust since coming to this part or Montana some 20 years ago and his former employers are the men who speak of him in the highest terms of commendation. At the present time Mr. White is connected with the Yellowstone In vestment company of the city, a lead ing real estate and loan office. He devotes much of his spare time to the interests and welfare of the city and county, being secretary of the Billings Commercial committee, an organiza tion which has for its object the pro motion of manufacturing and the es tablishing of business concerns in the community and the development of agriculture in the county. Systematic and. methodical in every detail, the electors of the county will choose wisely if they place Mr. White in the treasurer's office for the ensu ing two years. started late tonight for London to con sult with authorities there. No motive can be assigned for the extraordinary procedure of the Russian warships. SERVICES IN DEMAND. IHarry L. Wilson, republican condi date for county attorney, on account of the vigorous campaign he is con ducting at home, is being urged to take the stump for the cause of the party in other sections of the state. Last night Mr. Wilson received the following telegram: "Butte, Oct. 23. "Harry L. Wilson, Billings, Mont.: "Can you give us one week, com mencing Oct. 30, in Gallatin or Fer gus counties'.' "LEE MANTLE, "Chairman State Republican Com mittee." While wishing that he might find time to devote a week in the interest of the party in other parts of the state, Mr. Wilson has concluded that his services are required at home, and he will help roll up the big republican majorities that are in store for all the candidates in Yellowstone Novem ber 8. BELIEVES IT SUICIDE. In the last issue of the Tri-County News, publishe. at Columbus, where the dead body of Lew Denamur was found a couple of weeks ago by the side of the railroad track, appears a letter from Lewis F. Crawford, cash ier of the Interstate bank, Sentinel Butte, N. D., which may throw a lit tle more light on the tragedy by which Denamur lost his life. The let ter was written to Justice H. A. Hunt, who conducted the inquest held on the body. It is as follows: "Seutiffel Butte, N. Jak., October 13, 1904.-Justice Hunt, Columbus, Mont.-'Dear Sir: I notice in the Butte Miner of the 11th inst. the find ing of the coroner's jury in the Lew Denamur case, or, as the paper has it, Lew Lenamur. The man was here a few days before his death and was, at times, insane. In view of this it is reasonable to suppose that he fell from the train and broke his leg and afterwards committed suicide. He had a 22-calibre pistol with him while here. He couldn't have had as much' as $5 when he left here. He went to M-dora, N. Dak., in the morning and returned through rSentinel Butte in the afternoon to the place where the I accident occurred. "Yours very truly, ,'a..rIS w. nCRa&WinD.i" HUMAN BONE :i IN PAY ST GRUESOME FIND OF COLUMBIA RIVER PLACER MINER. REMAINS OF EARLY MINER Supposed to Have Been Party of Ch. nese Massacred By Indians In '49. Wilbur, Wash., Oct. 22.-Mr. Bush who is running a gasoline engine ft1 the Schneider Mining company on thg south side of the Columbia river, re' ports a startling find. Mr. Schneide and others own five acres of placer ground and are sluicing the pay dirt? for the fine gold .which it contal9,: While tapping the pay streak th.'> workmen encountered a large numbers of human bones, cooking utensils aiid egg shells. Along with this gruesomeO find it. soon developed that the pay' streak was running as high as 4 cents to the pan, which is unusu; for those old Columbian river ba which have been worked and rewor ed by Chinamen ever since the Hui son Bay company operated on the P cific. 'The find of the hbtman bones " thought to be those of a Chinese min ing party massacred -:,t the India in 1849, and the san4ai;t o tme ing with every wind th iyetIi atroS the bosom of the mighty Coluai have piled up on the remaiins .. murdered party until it has cotmPt burial of these victims of the to hawk. IS WELL REPRESENTED-. Yellowstone Furnishes Large Quot" of Teachers litr'oetnty. f Pi Of the twenty and odd teachers em, ployed in the county, outside of the. Billings schools, more than nalf are actual citizens of Yellowstone county. itself, a showing probably no; equaleUW by any other county in the s:tce 'f14 speaks well for the elu,.:.ionaL a complishments of its people, and alp, indicates a creditable desire on part of 'the school authorities . county superintendent to give preter ence to home people In the: assin ment of places. Following is a list of the school by districts, and the names of teo ers and whence they hail: District No. 1-Junction, Josephit . Bryant, Carbon county; 'Hammo.d Mrs. Rachel Unger, Yellowstoft county; Neace, Maude Jones, Yell! stone county; Fairchild, Miriam 110 gan, Yellowstone county.. t District No. 2-Billings; names p viously published. !i District No. 3-Newman, Sadies 4 1 Stubbs, Nebraska. District No. 4-Canyon Creek,' Ma Krom, Yellowstone county. District No. 5-Park City, D. 'McNeill, Yellowstone county; DQ) Reynolds, Yellowstone county. District No. 6--Columbus, L. D. e lis, Washington; Marion K. Newmalc · Minnesota; Elsie F. Lowry, Kansa.s e Harriet Brayton, Yelldwstone cout a District No. 7--Laurel, W. M. S der and Mrs. W. M. Snyder, Yell I stone county. . District No. 8-Elder Grove, Nellie Beck, Yellowstone county. . District No. 9--Musselshell, e Brockway, Fergus county. SDistrict No. 10-Tilden, school a in session. r District No. ll--Trewin, Maude , Cooke, Gallatin county. e District No. 12-Roundup, Mall . Mitchell, Yellowstone county. · District No. 14-Rapids; school · in session. e District No. 22-Allendale, Mr , K. Vance, Missouri. it District No. 23--Elysian, Mrs. l Matheson, Yellowstone county. :! d District No. 25---hlloh, Jane e mey, Yellowstone county. e District No. 26-Sullivan, M h les, Iowa. d Vote for me and Iin guarantee ln isfaction-Las Palnas cigar. th-* Fi.rom now on every politicla:, date should keep his pok with Las Palms. cfigar.