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The Billings Gazette.
4azette Printing Company, Publishers TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. Issued Seml-Weekly. Subscription Rases. One year, in aavance............3 ..00 ail monthe.........................1.50 Catered at the Billings Postoflice as second Class MTatter. Tuesday, April 23, 1907. THEN. AND NOW. "THE BOND ISSUE IS LEGAL." "THEY CAN BE SOLD." Probably The Gazette's readers will recall the above sentences, which a day or two before the recent city election ap peared in obtrusively large type in Mayor Foster's advertisement of his candidacy in the columns of this news paper. Now the gentleman deems it advisable to secure further legal ad vice than that on which he made his pre-election declaration and learn whether the bonds are really lawful and if sold whether they constitute a valid claim against the city. Seemingly a great light has dawned on him. The dogmatic certitude which could find vent only in display type ap parently has given way to doubt, and the city is asked to incur the expense of a high-priced Helena lawyer to pass upon something concerning which only a short time ago there was abso lutely no question. Mr. Foster's legal adviser is all right. But the trouble is that he is not known so well in the east as the gentleman whom the mayor would now employ; hence it is neces sary that some one with a reputation more extensive be engaged to give the corporation lawyer's dictum the weight and prestige needed to cause accept ance of his opinion by the men with money enough to buy something like a half million dollars in bonds that go begging at a time when first-class se curities are in demand all over as in vestments. Not only is the mayor manifesting symptoms of skepticism in respect of the legality of the issue, but he even appears to be just a trifle dubious con cerning the city's success' in attempt ing to sell the bonds. Instead of the flood of bids from eager and anxious buyers which we were told would fol low proclamation of the sale, two pro posals were submitted, and neither was a direct bid. One concern merely asked to be advised in case no sale was made, so that it might enter into correspondence with the city, while the other made a straw bid, which it had reasons for believing would not be entertained. That is the sum total of what was predicted would be an avalanche. Meanwhile the city clerk continues custodian of an interesting lot of documents form ing a partial history of Mayor Foster': first effort in the direction of a pro tagonist of the Bryan and Dunne po; icy. But the bills will continue to roll in. Further surveys will be ordered and probably more "government en gineers" will be called to pass on the project, while expensive lawyers from abroad will be employed as counsel and it may become necessary to send a committee of aldermen east to con vince the monied men there of the glorious opportunity presented to make a little easy money. It is great any way you look at it, while as a study in cause and effect it opens an inviting field to those who have liking for such things. The light that now shines is different from the one that shone before the election. Mayor Foster says so. USING LAW TO FURTHER FRAUD. -Secretary Wilson has learned that unscrupulous amanufacturers of foods and drugs are deceiving the public by use of the very law which was en acted to protect it against fraud and deception, and he threatens to expose them. The ,process by which this is done seems to be simple and well cal culated to further the dishonest prac tice. The serial number and guar anty nuimnber required by law to be placed on food and drug products are used for the purpose, by stating that they are the government's warrant of purity and wholesomeness. The real purpose of those numbers is best explained by the statement of Mr. Wilsob: "The serial number is as signed to fix the responsibility where it belongs-on the manufaoturer-and to protect innocent dealers, who have a right under the law to rely on his guarantree. It is the guaranty of the manufacturer, not of the government." "Uncle Jim" says he Is growing tir ed of the fraud and deception and that unless it stops he proposes to do a little advertising himself and expose ,the dishonest ones. Probably this might prove effective, but it would seem that prosecution for fraud would be much 'more productive of the light results. Tlhe matter is illustrative of the American oharacteristic of good natured acceptaince as truth of every ·thing advanced with the slightest de gree of plausibility. The people have read of the pure-food law, but have not taken the pains to. familiarize temselves with it. They know in a vague sort of way something about latbels and guarantees, and whenever t.:s ee an oficlal label on a package 1* L.; :for granted that the govern ~O.ilt Warrant te puty of the ri con tents. The men who for years foist ed on the public the villainous com pounds of coal tar dyes, glucose and other poisonous and unwholesome in gredients under high-sounding titles as preserved fruits and dalities have learned by experience how easily the people can be gulled, and are profiting by their experience and find the law a convenient aid. Eventually the peo ple may become educated to 'the law and learn to discriminate, but until they do, the confidence game which has aroused the ire of the good secre tary of agniculture will probably con tinue, unless he can find some way of stopping it. HARD THING TO DO. That prying agents of foreign gov ernments may not learn 'the secrets of the government's defenses at Fort Monroe during the Jamestown exposi tion, the war department has decided to accept Ithe suggestion of Gen. Fred D. Grant and employ a number of pri vaate detectives whose duty it will be to see that no unauthorized strangers get inside of the new fortifications guarding Hampton Roads. The fort is only a short distance from the site of 'the exposition, and it is feared that unless some such precaution is tak en plans of the fortification will ne placed in 'the 'archives of every Euro pean or other war department that may desire them. Probably 'the move is a wise one, 'but it is extremely doubtful whether it will prevent information leaking out which the government is so jeal ously guarding. If the truth were known it would likely be found that foreign governments are already in possession of not only full knowledge of everything pertaining to Fort Mon roe, but also of every other fort in the United 'States. This country is unlike all others. Because of its con glomerate population it is impossible to employ only Americans on govern 'ment works. When men are needed few questions are asked as to their nationality. All com'petent to perform the work asked of them are employed. It is not always safe to say that the man in blouse and overalls wielding a pick or pushing a wheelbarrow is what he represents himself to be. He may be an army or naval expert in the employ of a foreign government sent to learn the government's se crets, who devotes his spare time o 'the prepiaration of elaborate plans and descriptions of fort or ship on which he is employed. Thus we have had instances where an innocent appear ing lackey on a warship was subse quently discovered wearing the uni form of a Japanese naval officer of high rank and receiving on an equal ity the officers for whom only a short time before he had blacked boots and waited on at table. MUST NOT BE PERMITTED. While the actual settlers and the sheepmen are opposed to the policy of leasing unoccupied public lands for grazing purposes, the Montana Stockgrowers' association at it. re cent meeting adopted resolu:ions strongly in favor of it. More than that, the associatiou placed itself on rec ord as favoring the sale of "the al ternate government sections as iso lated tracts within the limits cf. the railroad grants," and recommended that the price therefore be $1.25 an acre. The editor of the Yellowstone Jour nal, who for many years was connect ed with the government land office at Miles City, and consequently is famil iar with the land laws and land mar ters generally, sees in this resolution a move which should be opposed by those who are really in earnest in their desire for a Greater Montana, as he regards it as a serious menace to the development of the state, should a law of that kind be passed. Preliminary to his argument, he gives a brief description of what consti tutes an "isolated" tract of land. He says: "It happens every now and then that by the taking up of public lands by settlers, there will be left here and there a small tract of land that the original eri-tryman did not want or could not take, and which eventually became entirely surrounded by appro priated lands, though still an open tract itself. This constitutes the 'iso lation,' and heretofore and up to about one year ago, the government has permitted such tracts to be sold at public auction, under certain restric tions, when there was not to exceed 160 acres in the isolated tract, prn. vided ihe isolated condition had ex isted for three years. About a year ago ihe act was amended and the three-.ear provision dropped, so that it is 1.ossible now to get action on an isolated tract immediately upon its becoming isolated." After showing how those scheming to acquire possession of government land can, by the systematic placing of! entries, cause isolation, the Journal proceeds to point out the effects ot a law of the kind favored by the stocth growers' association. It wouldl me.ke it easy for the big concerns to coin bine with the railroad, the Northern. Patcific, and between them control ct'c"ry remaining acre of unoccupied' or un'caimed land, for every alternate section for a distance of 40 miles on either side of the railroad is isolated through the operations of" the laind grant to the company, and by virtue :f, the law, its isolation could be dc-= cla.edui officially and nothing would remain for the land grabbers but to pay the small price the government charges for its land. Instead of the "checkerboard," which alone "saved us from peonage to immense private estates," as the Journal aptly puts it, there would be an uninterrupted area of private ownership, miles in tx tent. In view of the rapidly advancing prices of land all over the northwest and the rapidity with which public land is being taken up, it behooves the men of the state to do some thing to forestall this latest move in the direction of depriving the peo ple of their heritage and bringing aDout a condition that has been the curse of European countries. GAMBLERS AND SALVATIONISTS. That an evil is rarely so great but what some good follows, has long been given the weight of anxiom. Ac cepting their appeal to the public as indicative of the effect the new anti gambling law has had on their ex chequer, the members of the Great Falls Salvation army now probably think that a great good is sometimes followed by evil. The men and wo men of the red sweaters and poke bonnets of the Smelter City have ad dressed a public letter to the mer chants and other business men asking them for monetary donations to ena ble them to keep up their good work of reclaiming the fallen and succoring the needy. They say: "We have never appealed to you in this manner before, for the reason, while gambling was going on we took up saloon col lections, which amply paid our ex penses." Commenting on the letter, the Great Falls Leader thinks the declaration made in it a "rather severe criticism on the moral, lawabiding part of the community." Probably it is, for it is a fact known to all who have taken notice that the most liberal support ers of the Salvationists everywhere are the gamblers and sporting men generally. They are a notoriously lib eral class, free with their money, and 'because of its methods and the prac tical character of its Christianity the Salvation army appeals to them as no church or other religious organization does. They are brought into direct contact with the army and have am ple opportunity to study its work and note the results. In the vernacular, they "get action" on their money and are not compelled to engage in spec ulation as to the actual good that comes from it when so bestowed, for they know that while incidentall¼ it may aid in the salvation of souls in the regular orthodox manner, the bulk of it will be applied to feed the hun gry and clothe the naked and in that manner bring many within the pale of those who could be reached in no other way. Being gamblers, they de nmand speedy results. These they get when aiding the Salvationists. RECOGNITION OF TRUTH AND RIGHT. WV. C. Brown, second vice president of the New York Central company, is not in accord with the majority of the country's railroad men occupying po sitions of prominence and influence. He believes that the public has an undoubted and complete right to reg ulate the railroads, and so expressed himself a few days ago at a banquet given in New York by the chamber of commerce to Gov. Hughes. Further more, he declared that the business of the railroads should be as open and as public as that of the national banks, while rates should be stable and ab solutely equal to all. "This, and this alone," he said, "will fully and finally restore confidence and promote that industrial and commercial tranquility so necessary to permanent prosperity." Instead of joining in the cry of cer tain railroad magnates that President Roosevelt is seeking to destroy them and that if carried to its logical con clusion his policy of control and su pervision will spell ruin and bank ruptcy to every railroad company in the land, Mr. Brown gives him credit for having corrected many abuses and for honestly guarding the rights of the railroads. Hear him: "It is doubtful if in the history of the United States and upon any great national issue public opinion has been so moulded and directed by the presi dent as it has in the consideration of and attitude toward the great trans portation interests. This powerful in fluence has been exerted fearlessly and forcefully in correcting abuses by the railroads, and I believe it will be exerted just as fearlessly and effect ually in protecting the railroads front injustice, and I am firmly and unal terably in favor of the regulation of railroads and all other corporations by the nation and the states. The peo ple created the corlporations and have the right to regulate them. I would not, if I could, materially change the laws thus far enacted by congress.' How different this sounds from the wails of the mien whom the president has forced to acknowledge the exist encie of laws and certain rights be longing to the people. Very evidently MrI. Brown is not one of those men wlho profess to believe that they are ocupying their positions by divine right and has not become so thorough ly saturated with the greed for. powel and pelf that he has ceased to consid er tlhe existence of others than thos:, within the charmed circle in which he lnmoves. Were the Harrimans, the Hills, tilhe Morgans, the Rockefellers and all others who are striving to un derinhine the p,'esident's popularity with the people to take counsel of M-r. Brownu and give recognition, to the ltruth that the creator is greater than the creature, present conditions would speed;ily ceasei-. The lack of confi (i-nce of whicll they are complaining and the feeling of enmity which they say is ruinous to their interests would soon disappear and hearty co-opera tion would follow,where now all is at cross purposes. When they willingly obey the law and conduct their affairs in a lawful and honest way, they will be given the protection of the law and their every right will be jealously guarded, even as Mr. Brown says, not alone by the president, but by the peo ple: But until they do this they need look for no change in public senti ment, and mistrust and suspicion will continue. INCREASED RAILROAD EARN. INGS. Minneapolis Journal: The railroads of the United States, with the excep tion of some smaller roads, have made their reports for March, and their gross earnings are found 'to have been greater by 7.1 per cent than the to tal for Mardh a year ago. The worst Wall street calamity howller, the m~ost persistent pessi mist can scarcely find anything in this to build new prophecy upon. Later reports may show that cost of operation was greater, ant among the increased items of expense that of higher cost of labor will appear. But however relatively smaller net earnings may strike the railroad mind or the holder of railroad stocks, there is nothing in it to suggest business depression. On the other hand, March earnings reflect greater general activity. The people must have been. shipping and receiving more freight, more of them must have been traveling, and the railroads must have done a bigger business on the whole or they would not have taken in more money. Im portant as are the questions of rela tive cost, the effect of reduced rates upon the earning power of the carriers, the attitude of western leg islatures, and other things now s' widely discussed, they seem' not to have affected the ability of the peo ple to keep a lively business going. Nearly every report for the first quarter of the year showed greater volume. Several men of prominence in bank ing, commerce and industry, but not of the speculative Wall s'treet scbool of business, were quoted this w:ek on the general outlook. They agrce that nothing but a serious crop fail ure can hurt the country, and that so long as labor is generally well em ployed and the crops are good, bus: ness must run high. That is about the situation. The technical aspect of t'he money market of Wall street, though a consideration of importance, is not a thing that in itself can ma terially increase or lessen the volume of general trade. GRAVES IN WRONG COMPANY. Unless John Temple Graves Is ex ceedingly careful, he will find him self read out of the democratic party. The years of loyal service he has rendered in the cause of democracy will not save him, and he stands in imminent danger of finding himself disowned and cast off, not that he is not right, but he has ceased to be a bourbon and has the intelligence to see the trend of popular opinion and possesses the courage to speak his convictions. 'The (word "democrat" no longer charms and hypnotizes him. He realizes that times have changed and that men have changed with them and that so far as his party is concerned it retains only a name, the principles for which it was wont to stand having no longer any bearing on the issues to be fought out in the present. Mr. Graves is not so blinded by prejudice that he fails to see the great work accomplished by Theodore Roosevelt, and he is honest enough to give him credit for his achievements. The faith he has in the man is that shared by thousands, and as a patriotic citizen desires that he be continued another four years where he is, that he may complete the task to which he has so heroical ly and unselfishly bent himself. For that reason he asks that Bryan nom inate him at the next democratic con vention. Mr. Graves no longer cares whether the man in the White House be there as a republican or a demo crat, so long as le remains true to the people and endeavors to guard their interests against those who would despoil them of their rights and heritage. Champ Clark represents the policies and notions discarded by the south erner. He demands that a democrat be nominated-if none better can be secured, why lie is willing to become a candidate himself. That is the difference between the old mossback democracy and the modern democra cy, the one that followed Alton B Parker to defeat, and the other which gave its strength to the triumphant election of Roosevelt in 1904. ONCE MORE THE UNIFORM. According to the superior court of Rhode Island wearing the uniform of the United States does not carry any special privileges or rights, and the owners or managers of a public place of amusement may exclude the wear er whenever they wish, the same as they may exclude the man who is not in dress suit or disregards the con ventionalities by appearing in his shirt sleeves. The court. rules, fur thernmore, that a man so excluded has no redress at law, save in an action for breach of contract, as the man agers of a place of amusement have the undoubted right to exclude whom soever they chose. This decision was rendered last Saturday in the case of an enlisted man in the navy, Yeoman Buenzie, who sued 'the owners of a dance hall at Newport for barring him, as he alleges, on the ground that he was wearing the uniform of the United States navy. Had the plaintiff set forth that he was excluded because he was wearing the uniform of an en listed iman he would probably have come nearer the truth, for it is yet to be recorded where a man with shoulder straps indicating the rank of a commissioned officer, whether of the army or navy, was excluded from any 'place he sought to enter. It is the enlisted man who is thus dis criminated against, ndtwithstanding every effort of President Roosevelt to compel respect for the uniform, re gardless of rank. As a rule, the behavior and con duct of the enlisted man is fully as good as that of the average man, as all know who have seen him, whether in barracks or in public. 'The preju dice which unfortunately so often manifests itself against him has its seat in the manner of his treatment by his own officers. Too many of those treat him as an inferior sort of human being, to be ordered about and considered without right or res pect. Particularly is this true of the young fellows fresh from West Point, whose conduct in most instances is despicable as far as their attitude to the enlisted men is concerned. A writer in the current number of one of the magazines, a man who has seen service in the ranks, contributes an article on "The Trouble With the Army" in which the alarming number of desertions and the difficulty in se curing recruits is dealt with. He de clares that reform in the army should begin at West Point and adds that if "a soldier. were allowed to defend his self-respect like any other man, life in the army would be more endur able," meaning that when an enlisted man is 'bullied and nagged by an offi cer he were permitted to knock his tormentor down and treat him as he would any one who insulted him, things might be beter and the pri vate's uniform would be respected che same as that of the man with the shoulder straps. To show how the pri vate is regarded by his officers, the writer referred to says: "The at titude of the southerners toward the negro seems the only perfect compari son with the officer's attitude toward the soldier-and the officer may be kind and considerate without spoiling the comparison. So is the civilian teamster considerate of his mule." SHOULD BE SENT BACK. W. H. Maxwell, superintendent of the public schools of New York City, has got himself into trouble and in (iilrrel hlie righlteous ire of several pa triotic organizations by making free with the nation's anthem, 'The Star Suangled Banner." It happens that Mr. Maxwell is English born and does not like the third and most inspiring stanza of that inspliring and stirring ceong. Pesuming on his official posi tion and on the marked friendship which has grown up between the two nations in recent years, he has eli inated that particular stanza from the song as it appears in the school books. Because of this a protest has been raised by the Grand Army of the Republic, the Society of the Cincin nati and others, who insist that the anthem be printed in full wherever ii appears. They have decided to lay the matter before the mayor with the request that he order the board of ed ucation to print the verse offensive to the alien office holder in all school books containing the anthem. In this they should receive the sup port of every good American citizen. England and America may be the best of friends, but this should not justify the presumpltion of Maxwell, who very manifestly has assumed the honor of American citizenship merely as a garb because of the advantages it af fords. In truth and fact he is as much of an alien as the day when he first set foot upon American soil and con tinues as strongly wedded and at tached to the institutions of his na tive land as before he took the oath by which he presumably renounced allegiance to the English sovereign. If the New Yorkers were to serve him right they would kick him out of the office he disgraces and furnish him with steerage passage to Southamp ton. He is not a proper person to be entrusted with the education of Amer ican youth. MISS GOULD'S LATEST BENEFAC TION. So accustomed have the people be come to the modest, unobtrusive good that Miss Helen Gould is constantly doing that they have come to accept her many acts of charity and benefi cence as a matter of course and never marvel at the generosity which ima pels them. Unlike some of the others who are devoting a part of their un told wealth to the amelioration of the conditions of those less fortunate, she employs no press agent; there is no beating of drums and blare of tdumpets. Like the gentle dew of heaven, her benefactions descendhupon the beneficiaries, and her only recom pense is the knowledge of having brought happiness to others, of having dispelled gloom with sunshine and compelled want to give way to plenty. True philanthropy and charity do not always consist of the giving of gifts outright. Often real charity is the greatest where it takes the form of enabling the recipient to gain al foothold in the world through the ad vancing of help in time of need, with the understanding that sometime it is to be repaid. Hence the latest phi lanthropical act of the lady is one that should be commended by all. She has bought- a tract of 100,000 acres of land near Greeley, Colo,, for which the sum of $350,000 has been paid. In addition she has set aside $150,000 for implements, seeding and fencing the land, which is to be di vided into smaller tracts and settled by people from the tenements of New York City. In order that there be no failure, a corps of agricultural and sanitary instructors has been engaged to oversee work in the new colony. The industrious and faithful are to be encouraged in every way, while the drones and shiftless are to be weeded out as rapidly as possible. To make their new home as attractive as pos sible for the colonists, provisions have been made for a free library and read ing room, and pleasure grounds are to be provided for necessary, health ful recreation. People of all creeds and nations are welcomed in the col ony, the only requirement being that they be orderly and .well behaved. Out of the profits of the land the col onists will be expected to defray the cost of the enterprise, payments to be scattered over long intervals and in sums so small that to meet them should prove easy. MARTS OF TRADE New York Money. New York, April 22.-Money on call easy, 13% to 234 per cent; ruling rate, 2!/ per cent; closing bid, 1%; offered at 2 per cent. Time loans steady and dull; 60 days, 31/2 to 4 per cent; 90 days, 41/ per cent; six months, 4% to 5 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 5% . to 6 per cent; sterling exchange strong, with actual business in bankers' bills at. $email@example.com for demand and at $firstname.lastname@example.orgS.15 for 60-day bills; post ed rates, $email@example.com and $4.86SU½@ 41.87; commercials bills, $4 82%4. Bar silver, 651.. Mexican dollars, 50%. Government bonds steady; railroad bonds firm. Chicago Livestock. Chicago, April 22.-Cattle-Receipts, 29,000. Market steady. Beeves, $4.25 (i6.70; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com; good to prime steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; poor to medium, $email@example.com; stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs - Receipts, 41,000. Steady. light and mixed, $email@example.com%1/; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rough heavy, $6.30@'6.40; pigs, $email@example.com; good to choice heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org%2. Sheep- Receipts, 28,000. Steady. Native, $4.50@7; western, $4.50@7; yearlings, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Omaha Livestock. Omaha, Neb., April 22.-Cattle-Re ceipts, 7,000. Steady. Native steers, $46416; cows and heifers, $3@5; west ern steers, $email@example.com; stockers and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com; bulls and stags, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs - Receipts, 4,500. Steady. Heavy, $6.2506.30; mixed, $email@example.com; light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com. Sheep - Receipts, 7,000. Steady. Yearlings, $firstname.lastname@example.org; wethers, $0.50 6l:7; ewes, $email@example.com; lambs, $7.50@ 8.60. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City, Mo., April 22.-Cattle -Receipts, 13,000. Steady. Native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers and feed Ers, $email@example.com; bulls, $firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, $email@example.com; western fed steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs - Receipts, 7,000. Steady. Heavy, $email@example.com; packers, $6.47½@ 6.57½1; pigs and lights, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep - Receipts, 8,000. Market strong. Muttons. $5.25@6; lambs, $7 @8.50; range wethers, $email@example.com; fed ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Louis Wool. St. Louis, Mo., April 22.-Wool steady. Medium grades combing and clothing, 22 to 26c; light fine, 20 to 21c; heavy fine, 15 to 17c; tub washed, 29 to 37c. Chicago Grain and Produce. Chicago, April 22.-The feeling in the wheat pit was nervous all day and Iprices fluctuated within a 1-cent range. At the opening the market was in clined to be weak because of milder weather in the northwest and the size of the world's shipments for the week, the total movement being 12, 656,000 bushels, against 9,256,000 bush els for the same week last year. At the end of the first hour a sharp rally was caused by reports from the south west of damage to the growing crop. Later prices again declined on profit taking and some sales for short ac count. This selling was caused by re ports of grain throughout southern Kansas. The market closed weak, with prices near the lowest point. July olpened unchanged to %'c higher, at 81 to 81%, sold between 80½@811% and closed % to 1/2c higher at 801A@ 80%. Improved weather conditions' for farm work and the absence of sub stantial support caused corn prices to sag, after a firm opening. The close was easy. July opened 1% to /ac higher, at 48½1@48%, sold off to 47% @48 and closed at 48¼. Oats opened firm, but soon weaken ed on selling, which was based upon reports of rain, in the west and south west. July opened a shade to %c CC-I nnnllP ~ CB higher, at 41%@41%, sold off to 40% @40% and closed- at 40%. Provisions were easy early in the day, but later the market became firmer oh a fair demand from pit trad ers. At the close July pork was up 2½@5c; lard was 2%@5c higher and ribs were 2%c higher. ON THE RACE TRACK Results at New York. New York, April 22.-Aqueduct summary: First, four and a half furlongs: Ker ry won; Slumberland second; Albia third. Time, :56 2-5. Second, steeplechase, about two miles: Dulcian won; Tom Cogan sec ond; Dick Shaw third. Time, 4:24. Third, seven furlongs: Athlete won; Orphan Lad second; Dr. Gardner third. Time, 1:26 2-5. Fourth, seven furlongs: Berkeley won; Tileing second; Campaigner third. Time, 1:25. Fifth, seven furlongs: Cinna won; Cloistress second; Trenton Blue, third. Time, 1:29. Sixth, four and a half furlongs: Berry Maid won; Bagot second; Hands Around third. Time, :56. Results at Oakland. San Francisco, Aupril 22.-Oakland summary: First, four furlongs: Jack Paine won; Irish Mike second; Gaga third. Time, :44. Second, futurity course: Como won; Talento second; Sycamore third. Time, 1:11 1-5. Third, seven furlongs: Hugh Mq Gowan won; Silver Sue second; Head Dance third. Time, 1:27. Fourth, six furlongs: Royal Rogue won; Nappa second; King Sole third. Time, 1.14. Fifth, mile and a sixteenth: Corri gan won; Daniel C. second; Nabona third. Time, 1:47 3-5. Sixth, mile: Massa won; Bedford second; Sir Brillar third. Time, 1:41. BASEBALL RESULTS AMERICAN LEAGUE. New York 8; Boston 7. New York, April 22.-The New York Americans won an up-hill game from Boston today. 0 R. H. E. New York ..................S 11 7 Boston ............... ....7 11 5 Batteries-Hughes, Keefe and Thomas; Winter, Harris and Arm bruster. Detroit 9; Cleveland 4. Detroit, April 22.-The home team had the better of a hitting contest with Cleveland today. R. H. E. Detroit ......................9 11 3 Cleveland ...................4 10 3 Batteries-Killian and Schmidt; Rhoades and Clark. Philadelphia 8; Washington 7. Philadelphia, April 22.-Philadel phia defeated Washington today in a. game marked by heavy hitting on both sides. R. H. E. Philadelphia ................8 17 2 Washington .................7 12 2 Batteries-Frank, Dygert and Schreck; Smith, Graham, Heydon and Warner. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Boston 0; New York 1. Boston, April 22.-A base on ,balls, a hit by a pitched ball and a single in. the ninth inning gave New York ohe run and the game today. R. H. E. Boston .....................0 7 4 New York ..................1 6 1. Batteries-Flaherty and Orendorff; M'atthewson and Bresnahan. St. Louis 2; Pittsburg 8. St. Louis, April 22.-The St. Louis 'Nationals were defeated by Pittsburg again today. R. H. E. St. Louis ....................2 8 3 Pittsburg ...................8 11 0 Batteries-Druhot, McGlynn and Marshall; Willis and Gibson. Brooklyn 0; Philidelphia 8. Brooklyn, April 22.-The Philadel phia Nationals again shut out the Brooklyn team today. R. H. E. Brooklyn ....................0 4 3 Philadelphia ................8 8 0 Batteries-McIntyre, Whiting and Ritter; Sparks and Jacklitch. Chicago 3; Cincinnati 2. Chicago, April 22.--Ohcago today earned the winning run in the ninth inning on three hits and two stolen bases. R. H. E. Chicago .....................3 8 I Cincinnati ..................2 2 1 Batteries-Ruelbsach, Pfeister and Moran; Hall and Schlei. To Let. 1,000 tons of hay to irrigate and put up. Also 20 milch cows for sale. For further particulars address Thos. Mc Girl, Billings, Box 427. Sheep Found. I found 40 head of sheep on Canyon creek last Sunday. They are branded with W. They are now at my ranch, 12 miles west of Billings. Owner please call for them. TOM RONAN. !Lp· ·· ;·*"'