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-·: .~i~i.-- I ~ ': +4 i ::e , VOL· Zhe Biling Gazette BILIGS MONANA FRDY APRI 24, 1908. NO_ · BANQUET IS :BIG SUCCESS 'MORE THAN 81IX HUNDRED BOOST IERS AT THE "DOLLAR DINNER." BOOST TOGETHER mood Fellowship Reigns Around the Banquet Table and All Classes of Citizens Get Together and Applaud Every Suggestion Intended to Ad vance the interests of Comniunity. Six hundred Billings boosters got together last night in the Coliseum rink at the "dollai dinner" of the "25,000 club." It was the most suc cessful event of the kind ever held in Billings. The true booster spirit was in evidence throughout the evening and the. banqueters loudly applauded e very suggestion for advancing the interests of Billings agriculturally,, "bmminercially or industrially. The banquet was a most delightful success. Manager Taylor had provil ed a most bountiful banquet. There were seven tables in all, the head table being decorated with lilies do nated by Ole H. Lindum, a florist. During the banquet music was furnish ed by the Second Regiment band. The attendance at the banquet in-' eluded every class of citizens. The laborer sat side by side with the banker .and merchant, all i.pbued with a desire to do all they could to assist in promoting the welfnre of Billings. Thi utmost good fellowship prevailed and it was evident that the people o ' Billings -ere united in an effort to advance the interests of the conna munity. The flow of oratory lasted from lP o'clock till long after nridnight, and intense attention was given the spea- ers. Every reference to Billings and her opportunities was liberally ap plauded. The spirit of unity was dis played everywhere and the promoters of the bainquet have oaule., to ffel lthat the citizens are united again and will 'do. everythinuth'e-:can to boost Bill ings. The success of the banquet ex ceeded the ýohdest hopes of its pro moters and demonstrated that the get together spirit has really taken hold of the people of- Billings. Flow of Oratory. When the repast has been complet ed, Chauncey Bever, president of the chamber of commerce and the "25,000 club," acted as toastmaster and called upon some of the leading citizens and visiting guests for short talks. Chair man Bever declared the object of the meeting could be explained in six words, "Get together, work together, stay together." That sentiment was inculcated in every talk and was heartily applauded by the 600 ban-, queters. W. A. Selvidge told how the , banquet was organized, and urged upon the boosters that the time had arrived when every citizen of Billings -the carpenter, the drayman, the banker, the railroad man and all craftsmen and business men-should bury the hatchet and get together to boost Billings. Shouts of "Boost, boost boost" were heard as he com pleted his short address. Mayor Fred Foster told of the growth of Billings and outlined its possibilities. I. D. O'Donnell pictured the opportunities offered by the irri gated land and land capable of irriga tion in the vicinity of 'Billings. He declared that the population of Bill ings could soon be raised to 200,000 if the vacant land in the vicinity of Billings was settled. J. Ward Huse spoje of the necessity for continued boosting and a spirit of unity in the community. 'Liblor's Part in Boosting. Hugh McDonala , organiser for ther American Federation of Labor, dli.e eussedl the work of labor In boosttng Bllings,. He urge that effort be made to have Billings people buy hombe made produqts. He satd that the unlon men of Billings wouid :work hand in hand with the chaber bi commerce to advance the cause oti f greater Bill ings. - - 3. Collins West spoke of ithe jos of boosting and declared that he feltl confdent that 'by i915 Bi!llings would have more than the 25,000 people de sired. T. 3. Bouton spoke of the aid the banks would give to the upbuilding of the community and declared that| what Bmllings .needed was manufac turing institutions, to turnish employ meat in the d'.U time of the year. W. S. Q arsey, n "nsaser of the muar faetor1i; lps otr'he prowls 0? or three measths ena asid weMu A POPUL..AR AUTHOR Joseph Crosby Lincoln, better known a. .Joe Linoln," has achieved an nvilable reputation as an auithior through hlis stories of. Cape Cod folks and n stories of the sea. He is the author of "Cape Cod Ballads," "Cap'n. Erl," "'Party t ors of the Tide," "Mr. Pratt," and other popular works. Mr. Lincoljn s a F atlve of Massachusetts and s 38 years old. consume twice the amount of beete now refined. He told of the differ, ence in cane sugar and beet sugar and urged the' Billings boosters, to buy only beet sugar. Lewis C. Babcock spoke upon the young men in Billings and declared that more young men are engaged t. business here or conducting business than in any other place and asserted that they had all been successful. Ir. W. X. Suddut~i 'poke, on the land above the ditch. He asserted that there were 300,000 acres of land close to the city, which under qultiva. tion would mean a wonderful aii crease in population. iBis e.qouna. ment that Dr. Campbell, -the father 01 dry land farming, would establish ex perimetal farnms here- we received with applause. B, K:. -'Stanton,-;.' A. Morely, and Nate Godfrey, the .tate railroad comrn mission, spoke of the wonderful possi bilities before Billings. R. G. `Linebarger, editor of 'The Ga zette, spoke of .,.h boosting by' the press and urged a burying of the hatchet and a bettbr support of home industries. County Commissioner Burla urged the necessity of securing more indus trial concerns here and advocated the improvement of the country roads. Attorney O. F. Goddard summarized the important suggestions of the dif. feremt speakers and urged that every. body get together. He declared that tf. Billings takes advantage of her op portunitfes and improves them the .Milwaukee will build into here and the Burlington and N. P. will make concessions desired. Get Closer to Judith Basin. One of the best talks during the evening was by Harry Yeager, casb• ier of one of the Fergus county banks, Mr. Yeager called the attention oi the boosters to 'the fact that the Bill ings & Northern railroad will be comr pleted in 60 days and that over 1,.00, 000 bushels of wheat will be shipped to market through Billings. He as, serted that Billings could secure much trade from the Judith basin if she but went after it. He told of the wonder· ful resources of Fergus county and urged the Billings 'boosters to get bet ter acquainted with the. people of the Judith basin. NECK TIE PARTY IN CALIFORNIA GAMBLER WHO MURDERED'AR NOLD iB LYNCHED. Rhyolite, -Nov., April 23.-Shortly after dusk last night a small band of citizens of Skidoo, a camp .in Call fornia 55 miles sopth of here,, over iowered the sheriff's:guard in charge of Joe Simpson, the gambler who shot and killed James Arnold. last Sunday, and hanged the prisoner to the tele graph pole to which he was bound last 'Sunday after he made an at; tempt on' the life of 'Cashier Dobbs of the' Southern California bank at Skidoo. Simpson,s who bore an unsavory reputation, who was intoxicated, afteo threatening Dobbs, shot and killed Arnold in' what is said to. have bees a cold blinoded manner. Arnold locat ed the tq iwslt of kidoo. He we.a formerly justice of thnpeace there sag had been Instrumental in proes 'HORSES BURN IN BUTTE FIRE PALACE LIVERY STABLE CON 8UMED BY FLAMES. FANNED BY HIGH WIND Screams of Animals Tell of Theli Awful SufferingBOfficers ShOt al Many as Posible to End Thell -Agony--Origin Unknown. (Special to The Gazette.) Butte, April 23.--Where stood 31 horses sleepily munching. their hay it the Palace livery stable at 335; Bout) :Main street, Butte, at 9:45 o'clock lasi night now lie as many carcasses, lack 'ing not -more than one or two thai may have escaped the fierce fire thai raged through the rough frame struc ture, fanned by a high wind from the northwest. The stable was on the west side ol the street. The fire, of unknow, origin, started in or near the loft iI the rear, and the wind drove the flames through the\ length of the build ing with such rapidity that the entire structure was in the grasp of the fire by the time the bell in the city hal tower sounded the alarm. There wat no chance to save thi horses, some oi them valuable stock, when the firemen reached the scene. Men who tried te lead out those nearest the door were driven back by the heat. The scream: of the suffering beasts told of the aw ful suffering. Sheriff's officers arriv ing early fired shots into a number 01 the animals to end their agony. Rat-a-tat (2:19), the well Imowr pacer by Copper King out of Lat-a-tat bred in Madison county and winner of many a race, is supposed to be among the burned horses. GROVER CLEVELAND SICK AT LAKEW00D CONDITION OF FORMER PRESI. ODEN, IS UNIMPROVED. Lakewood, N. L, April 23.-At 11 o'clock this morning it was learned that er-President Grover Cleveland, who is suffering from an attack 01 stomach trouble, was not quite so well as yesterday. Mr. Cleveland is at the Lakewood hotel, where his apartments have been kept open after the closin_ of the hotel. He has had attacks in the past. and it has always been his custom' to leave his home at Prine ton for Lakewood, where his recovery has been aided by the mildness of the climate. Mrs. Cleveland, who went to Prince ton yesterday,' has returned to Lake wood. FORECAST OF WEATHER. Montana-hiwr Friday and 'Satur day. Warmer Saturday in south pot Wyoming-Generally fair Frida and BSaturday, warmer Saturday. ThOUSANDS VISIT SHIPS AMERICANS EAGERLY INSPECT BATTLESHIPS OF T,HE AT. 'LANTIC FLEET. IN LOS ANGELES Celebration in Honor of Presence of Fleet in Los Angeles Harbors Draw ing to a Cloce in Whirl of Excite ment-Officers 8pending Time on Shore-Auto Trip for Sailors. Los Angeles, April 23.-Fleet week in Los Angeles is drawing to a close in a 'powerful whirl of entertainment, amazing in its extent and variety. To day will see practically the last of the long list of events on the local pro gram and tomorrow the various beach cities where the ships are lying at anchor will have a day to devote to a, celebration of the fleet's presence. In every port, a round of pleasure has been provided that will occupy every moment of time of the officers and men up to the hour they are required to return to their ships at midnight Friday night. The ships were open to visitors all day today and thousands of .people crowded the electric and steam lines to the beaches and boarded the craft plying between 'ships` and the shore. Boats of every description were load ed with passengers throughout the day. The decks of the warships were black with people from 10 o'clock and at 4 o'clock in the afternoon the clos ing hour for visitors, many hundreds still remained aboard waiting an op portunity to return ashore. It is estimated that between 8,000 and 10,000 people have visited each of the ships of the frit division daily at San Pedro since th~y anchored last Saturday.. The shipsof the other di visions have proved equally popular and the officers have been put to much effort in caring for the immense crowds. Officers All'n Shore. The ships have il n almost denud ed of officers from the day of their arrival.' Many' of 'the :colnmanding rffifers have rdmaiked in the city dur ing the entire week, and scores of others have been able to pay only the most perfutnctory visits to their ves selis. Only a scattering number of of ficers are aboard the ships during the day. 'The men, too, have had the largest amount of liberty, since their arrival in Los Angeles. Upwards of 4,000 have been ashore each day for 24 hours beginning at 7 o'clock in the morning. They have been transport ed to and from the beach cities by the railroads free of. charge and have also been carried without charge on all city lines. The sailors of the fleet have, been overwhelmed with enter tainments. So busy have they been that they have had hardly an oppor tunity to get to the downtown district. The best' order has been maintained and the local peace authorities speak in the highest terms of the manner in which the enlisted men have ob served the rules of good conduct. On Big Auto Tour. The men are to have their final round of entertainment tomorrow morning, when 3,300 of them are to be taken on an automobile tour of the city. Admiral Thomas has granted liberty to that number for the occa sion. They will arrive at Fifth street and Broadway in the center of the city, at 10 o'clock, where more than 500 automobiles will meet them and take them through the streets of the city for four hours.. 'Following the tour in the automobiles, they are to be given a barbecue luncheon, the sahe. as has been given daily to the men at Chutes park after which they will see the last performance of the wild west show at Agricultural park. Staf Officers of the fleet are busy in the midst of all the festivities prepar ing for the continuation of the cruise up the coast and concluding prelim inary arrangements for the trip around the world. The press of work on this trip is very heavy. Officers Took Trip. The automobile toar today of the 250 officers and 50 'prominent citizens of Los Aiigelds covered 'a large part of Los Angeles counity 'and traversed much of the cities and towns. More than 60 machines were used to con vey the party which left'headquarters at the Alexandria hotel at 11 o'clock. The route taken lies east of the city, where the party was driven over the macadamized highways to Pasa dena, where they were received by local authorities and' tendered a com plimentary luncheon at the Maryland hotel, under the ausples, of the local board of trade. Hundreds of school children participated in the exercises which were given ix honor of the vis itors. After a drive througha th beaun AMERICA'S FOREMOST AERONAUT I , -ht by Waldon awea t. * Lieutenant Lahm of the United States army has devoted consaderable of his time to the study of aeronautics and the iposibilty. of using balloons in case of war. He has recently been given charge of ballboning in the United States army. Lieutenant Lahm was the winner of the international balloon race held in Europe in 1906, which started at Paris;. he went the longes* dia. tance before descending, over 400 miles, landing in Scotland. tiful residence portion of the Crown city, the machines were driven through the intervening valley to Hol lywood. The route here lay through the vast orange and lemon groves and past orchards of figs and olives that lined the highways. The reception at Sawtelle, where thousands of veterans of the civil war cheered the officers, was most impres sive. The cordiality shown was marked. The party was shown all over the buildings and grounds of the national soldiers' home, after which they proceeded on to Santa Monica, where practically the entire popula tion of the city was on hand to greet them. Visitors See Fleet. Thousands of visitors who had come to see. the ships of the third :division' at. aqchorage augmented ; the crowd. So dense was the press of the people that the machines moved with di.i cuity through the streets. Here Ad miral Evans was presented with h handsome remembrance, the gift of the municipality. Admiral ' Thomas accepted the present in the absence of his chief. Tonight the California club enter tained the officers and local guests at a reception and a ball in the club room at Fifth and 1i111 streets. . The oJnathan club' also gave a sim ilar function the date being set aside particularly as officers' night. A grand ball and reception was held at the Virginia hotel at Long Beach, where Admiral Emery, commanding the second division, was the guest of honor. Tomorrow the flagship Connecticut has been reserved for the use of the members of the Los Angeles recep tion committee and their families. Many bf the ships are receiving large delegations from the different state societies in Los Angeles. Foriner res idents of Connecticut, Kansas, Veir mont, Rhode Island, Georgia, Ken tucky, Alabama and other states have visited the various 'ships named af ter their respective states. Storm Holds Them on Ship. The Kentucky delegation which has been trying for two days to get off to the Kentucky at Redondo, and have been prevented by the beach storm,, are due to make another attempt to morrow. The storm has now subsid ed and the weather all along the coast is ideal. The four ships behind the break water at San Pedro were most fortu nate in this particular, and felt no in convenience from the storm whatever, Some of the ships of the other divi sions kept steam up day and night, preparatory to changing their anchor ages, which, however, did not become necessary. Captain Grant, chief staff officer of Admiral Evans, Stated this afternoon that the plan of leaving the port of Los Angeles for Santa Barbara had not been changed. The ships of the first and second divisions at anchor age at San Pedro and Long Beach re speotively and only a few miles apart, will ge under way simultaneously at 5 o'clock in the morning and proceed to Redondo, where the third division from Venice will have joined the four divisions. The reunited fleet, will then steam to Santa Monica, in a single column, and pass back and forth in front of Venice, Ocean park and Santa 'Monica, until 9 o'clock when they will depart officially for' Santa Barbara. They are due at San ta Barbara at 3 p. m. Saturday, to re main until April 39. Unless 'he plans are changed, no salutes will be fired, at Santa ,Monica, although it is possible this may le done, as a farewell to Los Angeles and the coast elties. BATTLESHIPS PROVIDED FOR AMENDMENT TO NAVAL BILL IS ADDED IN SENATE. IT. AS RESTRICTIONS Matrlala Used In Construction of sl n 8d Submarines Must Be of 't 1e,. riut ' Manu rcture-RIghts of State Discu I. Washington, April 23.-As the sen ate was about to conclude considera tion of the naval approprltlion bill to' day Senator Piles of Washington pro posed an amendment 'increasingd om two to four the number of niew battle ships. to be 'authorized.: As several senators desired to speak. on the amendment further consideration of the bill was postponed'until tomorrow. An amendment to the naval bill Mas adopted appropriating $7,000,000 to be gin construction on the two battle ships authorized by the bill as now passed? by the house., A spirited debate occurred on the amendment for the restriction of the purchase of materials for the construc tion of the battleships and submarine bedts to those of domestic manufac " Amendments to remove that re striction from the bill were defeated, M(r. Hale stating that' since the or ganization of the steel trust some years ago the price of steel armor had been reducee, from $550 and 1600 per ton to $416 per ton. Mr. Beveridge declared that the United Statesi pays less for its armor plate than ash other nation except Japan. Senator Raynor of Maryla'nd spoke today on the 'onstitutional rights of the states and executive encroach ment. The senate adjourned at 4:30 p. m. TWO MEN CRUSHED IN CAR OF RAILS WERE STEALING RIDE TO FLAT HEAD RESERVATION. (Speclal to The Gazette.) Havre, Mont., April 23.-William Beman and Fred Garland, brother-in law of Beman, were both crushed to death while stealing a ride In a car illed with rails. The men were in the car here when a sudden jolt threw the steel against the end of the car on top of them. Both men were from Edgerton, Ohio, and were en route to the Flat head reservation to take up land. FIRE AT CAPE MAY, N. J. Loss I. Estimated at More Than Hun Bred Thousand. Cape May, N. J., April 23.-A seri ous ilre which for a time threatened to wipe out all the property' at Cape May point, near here; desttoyed about a dozen buildings this afternoon, caus Ing a loss that is estimated at more than $100,000. N. P. FLYER 15 IEL I P FOUR ARMED MEN STOP NORTH COAST LIMITEDTRAIN NEAR HOMESTAKE. NERVE FAILS THEM Engineers Suspect Something le Wrong and Alight With Caution-: Sheriff Henderson Starts in Pur* Ssuit With Posse-Two Suspects Are Captured by Roadmaster. Butte, April 23.-Another attempt h to hold up the North Coast IAmited':; train, westbound,, the crack overland flyer of the Northern Pacific, was 'made this evening at a point between: iWelch's Spur and Homestake, "156: ;miles east of Butte, the scene of the:: `recent holdup of the North Coast, in which Engineer Frank Clow was murdered, and his fireman shot. through the arm. Several torpedo explosions brought' the train to a stop in a portion "of :lthe'": country very rough. Engineers Hans:, comb and' Gear suspected something,: " wrong in the stopping of the train in. that locality, and both men observed extreme caution in alighting. Evi dently the nerve' of the would-be ban-.." dits failed when they saw that a hold-- ' up was suspected, as the four men, with guns in their hands', disappeareda : among the rocks in the direction ofi Butte. The engineers hurriedly got `. up steam and a qu'ck run was made' into Butte. In Rough Country. The North Coast arrived in Butte: soon after '8 o'clock this evening and.; '`';,` the officers were. immediately ap prised of the attempted' holdup. Sher- ; 1ff Henderson with a posse at once left fr HIomestake on a special. The Burlington overland flyer was : ! 'held up near Homestake three years. ago and the expresa messenger shot. ;The country near. Hmestake, whi.c . Son the continiental dtvide is rocky sand rough, and afords ideal hiding., Two men suspected of being mem :iers of the qdirteMt' that attempted Ito hold up the North Coast Limited (near Welch's Spur tonight were cap ttured by Roadmaster: Maxc Kone, who:.::'.. r .happened to be on the train. Quietly'" Iropping off, Kone qulckly made his ',way back over'the tracks, and sur.. pirsed the two men, whom he sooa : bverpowered with his gun. Kone has; turned over 'the suspects to Sheriff aHenderson's posse. ' FOUR ARE KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION:1 SUPPOSED THAT ACCUMULATED,: :I GAS IN ENTRY, IGNITED. Pittsburg, Pa., Apr4i 23s.-ýoui meq~i were killed, three;. serinusly injured and 100 others had a narrow escape: `, -r from death early tbis morning when' . an explosion occurred il.m.ine No. 1b; of the Ellsworth Colliery comppany t Ellsworth, Pa., Was~ington cq"'unt.,yýI_ The dead are foreigners. Their bod ies were mangled and badly burned. It is supposed the accident resulted : from an accumulation of gas in a new entry becoming ignited in some, man. ner. "' Unusual presence of mind is said tqil ::: have been responsible for about 100'::::i miners escaping, from the mine. Ali though the concussion threw them to,, .I the ground, all retained their .om-i:; I posure and after great difmceulty•.',,: reached the surface. A thorough ii:-,, vestigation will be begun immediate-. i ly by the state mine inspector. DELEGATES FROM CARBON TO BUTTE (Speolas to-The, , , :,Gaett e -.) Red Lodge, Mont., April '28.-Th::', republican county contral coimmittee i for Carbon county has selected the 16 delegaptes from this ounty toth republican state convention at:B the sentiment of the ,couti'mem. of the committee ba.ln thti:!t ~ inadvisable to' call a county oonvpn? tlon for the purpos$ in the busy'< son of the year. The delegateselt ed are W. F. Meyer, J. M. y n~, U. Faier, Thomas U,. Butler, Isrr C. Murphy,. Br . Hokvlns W e JTs , bo, F, P. WhbtcerI, B. B B Ka. smamons, o. crsasm, ~ ker, Jon .Moullough, H L 0. 0 CVswefl anda wi The 4elegatee eaR ed among thi twqeob merly exteted In tha in Carbdii qousy.