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EEN TWENTY-THIRD AND, TW NTY-POURTH STREETS. ETITION IS FILED Railway Company Asks City Council to Close Few Unused Streets and Offers to Open Twenty-Eighth Street and Build Subway Under Twenty-Second. From Saturday's Daily. ,Billings' new $85,000 depot will be located between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-third streets on the north side of the railroad track according to a petition and plans for the structure and: trackage filed with the city clerk yesterday. in its petition the company asks that the streets from Twentieth to Twenty-sixth streets, but one of which is at' the present time open to traffic, be closed and in consideration of this, offers to reopen Twenty-eighth street and buiild a subway at Twenty-second street.:. - If the petition is granted the com pany will undoubtedly commence work on the new depot immediately and besides the subway,. Billings will have three practically safe crossings in the heart of the city, whereas un der the present conditions there are but two in the business district and both are more .or lss dangerous to the public. Little Danger at Crossings. It is said that most of the passen ger switching which is done at pres ent in the vicinity of'Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth street crossings will be done in the three blocks east of Twenty-seventh street and that all of the freight switching will be done in the new yards, which have been recently constructed by the company west of the city. Following is the petition which is signed by General Superintendent Goodell in behalf of the Northern Pa cific; and is addressed to "The hon orable mayor and members of the city council of the city of Billings:" The Petitiain. Your petitioner, the Northern Pa cific Railway company, respectfully represents: . That for more than 20 years its railroad has been operated through your city, and its passenger depot has been located between two open grade street, crossings on Twentyrseventh and Tweity-ninth streets, respective. ly. That necessary train operation at the 'depot has compelled frequent blocking of these crossings to" the great inconvenience of your citizens; and our efforts to unblock has result ed in difficulty of operation. Also the presence and movement of cars past the passenger depot, located close to open grade crossings, makes such op eration necessarily very hazardous to the people and costly and inconven ient to a railroad. 1It is further true that it Is impossible to close these crossings, because they are in the very business center of your city. Want Safe' Crossings. Because of the foregoing your peti tioner desires to erect its new pas. senger depot, where it can get such crossing conditions as will admit of safe and convenient operation, not too far from your business center; and it has under conisideration a loca tion between Twenty-fourth and Twenty-third streets. If located there, convenience, eft clency and safety of operation would demand, alike in the interest of the citizens and railroad the closing of the following street crossings over its right of way: Twenty-fifth, Twenty-third, Twenty irst and Twentieth streets-all of which are now actually opened or in use and Twenty-fourth street now in ase; and the vacation of the surface crossirg at Twenty-second street, oi which the latter your petitioner could and Would construct and maintain at its own coat, a subway crossing under its. right dt way at that point having 4 wldth of 30 feet. Will Build Subway. .In.nconsideration of the closing of the ' above streets your petitioner, when it builds its new depot, will at its own cost, construct and maintain said subwuy, and as soon as it shall cease the use for passenger purposes Sitsa present depot, rededicate and open the crossing at Twenty-eighth ge over its right of way. U enss changes substantially, as pro pikidare made, your petitioner, for a mons above wguld be comr locate its depot further from ue center of the'city. (The ewdepot construction, and et changes are shown r attached). By It' l bre wie secured an nz at Twenty tihet ef the city; ve141b 19 '9b your Vtitioner, with safety; to: youn citizens Wherefore your 'petitioner prays that by Ordinance duly passed you d. vacgate the said streets-said. ordi. nance to be conditioned upon °your petitioer- building a new passenger depot a~ shown above and openina isaia Twentyeighth, street and build. ing said subway all at its own ex pense. (Signed) NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY OOMPANY. G. A: Goodell, General Superintendent. April 20, 1908. Proposed OrdMance. The following ordinance granting the petition of the railway company in opening up the streets has been pre pared and will be presented to the city council for its consideration at the next regular meeting next Tues day night: Whereas, 2The safety and conven ience of the public and the efficient operation of the railway alike de mand a'change of location of the pas senger depot of the Northern Pacific Railway company in this city; and it is desired to locate it as near the busi ness-center for the convenience of the citizens, as conditions will admit of; and to that end certain streets must be vacated insofar as they cross said railroad right of *ay; Now, therefore, it is hereby or dained that all poitions of each of the following respective streets in the city of Billings, Montana, that lie upon or within said right of way be and, the same are hereby vacated and an nulled, viz: Twenty-fifth, Twenty& fourth, Twenty-third, Twenty-second, Twenty-first and Twentieth streets. Conditions of Vacation. This vacation' and annulment is made upon the express condition that said railway company shall within ....months from the passage and ap proval of the ordinance, commence the cpnstruction of a new .passenger depot, between the present west boun dary of Twenty-fourth street and the present east boundary of Twenty-third street in said city; and shall at its own cost, and forthwith after the abandonment of the use for passen ger purposes of the present depot, re move it and reopened Twenty-eighth street crossing over its right of way; and construct a subway and crossing not less than 30 feet wide, at the former point of crossing of Twenty secodil street. The acceptance of these conditions to be evidenced in writing signed by the genral superin tendent and filed with the city clerk within..... days from the passage and approval hereof. What Plans Show. The plans attached to the petition show the streets which the company wants closed as well as the ones it will open in consideration of the vaca tion of these streets. They also show the location of the depot which is to be fronted by a platform 900 feet long. The proposed chang~s of the tracks are outlined and two ,branch line tracks at each end of the depot are shown. The proposed branch line tracks in dicate that it fs the intention of the railway company to operate other trains directly out of. "Billings than the Red Lodge branch as at'the pres ent time. When the petition of the company was filed yesterday, Mayor Foster de clared that the proposition to build the depot as described in the plans was the greatest thing the Northern Pacific had done for Billings in 20 years. Other well known citizens ex pressed similiar opinions. Ordered to Vacate. Announcement was made yesterday by a well known business man of Bill ings, whose building occupies ground on the right of way in the vicinity of the new depot; that he had receiv.d notice from the railway company to vacate at once. Those who are in a positipn to know declare that there is no doubt but what the company will start the construction of the new de pot immediately after action on their petition is taken by the city council providing such action will permit. It has been generally known for several months and railroad officials have not denied it, that the Northern Pacific has been taking steps looking to contracting for large quantities of material to be delivered at Billings this summer. MUNICIPAL SYSTEM WANTED AT IELENA TAXPAYERS FAVOR 188IUANCE'OF WATER AND SEWER BONDS. (Special to The Gazette.) Helena, April 25.-The taxpayers of Helena today went on record by a majority of 4 to 1 in endorsing the municipal waterworks system and the extension of the present sewerage system. The .proposition submitted at this special election was the issu ance of $600,000 worth of water bonds and $70,000 in sewer bonds. MONUME T TO GEN. CONNOR. Senate Passes Bill For its Erection In Salt Lake. Waah ton, April 25.-The seate todyd .ased bills ua follows: Por the ereetion of a monument to the Jm of Sen. Patri. l Edared Coi ;r at Salt lsk. City; for the erso oa a ·pblie buiding at Eveett, OF STORM DEATH AND I DESOLATION IN. WAKE Of TORNADO WHICH SWEEPS OVER SOUTH. HUNDREDS KILLED Martial Law Is Decljred In Dozen Communities So Terrible Was De struction-Several Paces Issue Ap peals For Aid-Lasted Two Days Wind'Doubles on Tracks. New Orleans, April 25.--Probably half a thousand lives lost, a hundred o; more persons fatally injured and many times this number painfully hurt, together with a property loss running into the millions, is the rec ord so far of a tornado that originated in the west two days ago, sweeping Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennes see, Alabama and Georgia. .It has left a path of death, desolation and want in its. wake, seriously interrupt ed all communication between cities ii the south, and bro'ught chaotic con ditfons in many shaller towns. Mississippi, already, a sufferer from more than one tornado this year, has again borne the brunt of the winds and rains. Estimates of the number of those who. lost their lives in that state place the death list near 300, wlth a thousand or more injured. Appeal to Governor. In Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia, the lists are also large, with serious loss of life in Arkansas and Tennessee. In half. a dozen commun ities martial law has been declared, so terrible was the destruction and so helpless were the stricken people left by the disaster. Serious disorders have occt red in some places, includ ing Amite, La., looting' and other crimes have been reported, but these inttances have been, on the whole, rare. Several places have issued appeals for aid and in Mississippi Governor Noel has been asked to provide tents for the homeless. Travels Eastward. The tornadoes lasted in all a period' of nearly two days. It was Thurs day night that damage by tornadoes traveling. eastward was first' reported from points in Texa's. This was fol lowed during the next 24 hours ,by similar reports from Arkansas, Louis fana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Last night Alabama came within the flight of the sto'rm and today reports of serious damage by the winds in Georgia have been recorded. Utter misery of every sort was found 'today at Purvis, Miss., by re lief parties. Despite the fact that of the 2,500 inhabitants which this little town boasted yesterday morn-' ing, there were only 900 today; still, there were not sufficient accopidda tions Eh the village for even the wounded: Negro mammies and little black children lay wounded and help; less under the broiling sun. 'Some had -broken bones, some were partly crushed and others had been wounded by sticks and splinters. Blanket a Luxury. These unfortunates -Were lucky if they had a blanket or a storm-wricked couch upon which to rest. There was lot enough shelter in thie town to pro tedt them from'the,sun and many of the walls which remained standinmg had no roofs and by a queer freak of the tornado, many of the trees which had not been uprooted had been snatched off a few feet above the ground. The grove of pines was mut ilated in a manner so that it appeared as if a giant scythe had swept through. the grove about 25 feet above the ground. The greater part of Purvis' popula tion today were refugees' in 'Hattles burg and Lumberton, Miss., about 150 of ihem beeing badly injured. 'Of those who rematined in town many appear ed distracted' and they told remark able storieq of the number of their townspeople 'whohad been kiled. H "rHed Punerals. Many lhurried funerals were held today 'e. a co.nt of th6 visible dead revealed only 34,; about halt of them. negroes. The manner in' which the tornado acted at this village puizzled to those who witnessed, it. Instead o4 enter ing the town at' one.flide and passinig out at the other, the storm swirled and see-sawed about. Once or twice, Judging from the lay of the debris today, the wind veered so much as nearly to double on its tracks' The result was terrible for the inhabi tantp, many of whom were caught and either injuredt or killed, after they had apparently escaped. NEW LAW ON'WHISKY. Imported Booese WIII i* Subjeet to, Court& Washington, April IL--4y a rilIm 'l-lohi s. lieear~aned betwrsn the rltmeta ofr state, tmreasuiry amd egriculture, wisky ' manufacturead abroad ahil 'alleged to $e mimebrandd uide.r th. Aerican pure food law~ hereafte .will be almowed to come into, thei4iquntry, after which it Will be sulJeit to the adjudication of the courts tinder that law. This' ruling is a reversal of the former regulation, whici h+iade It posqible to ,hold up such' rsiinmen'ls before they entered into the 'markets of this country. CALIFORNIA WINS RACE. DW st1 i.Stanford in Exciting Boat Race on Placid Water. SSausalito, Cal., April 25.-By two and o half lengths the crew of the Uni versity of California defeated the Stanford nliversity in the annual meet here today. The race was favored by the weather, there not being a ripple on the water. ORHIEUM GROWING IN ITS POPULARITY MANAGER KLEIN PRESENTS EX CELLENT AT4RACTIONS. From Sunday's Daily. ,~ "Macbeth," the great Shakespearean drama as played by Mbdjeska acbd MacClean, will be presented \in ani mated pictures tonight and tomorrow at the Orpheum theater. It is said to be one of the finest plictures ever shown on an animated picture screen. The story of "Macbeth" is well known,. When many of the most pop ular of modern dramas' will lhave been forgotten it will still be presented. but it will-be iS long ,time, before such elever artiste will be' s'en on the American stage presenting it. So life lik. is the picture said to be that it' almost., speaks. Manager Klein will have several other feature pictures at the Orpheum as part ofi the all-feature program. One of them will be a comic picture, another scenes in foreign parts and another a hand-colored work by Pathe Brod.s., the world's greatest manufac turers of animated pictures. During the week that Klein & Bailey have controlled 'the Orpheum theater the house has grown wonder fully in popularity. The same class of productions are given there that have made the Theatorium popular, and consequently it is but a question of a short time till the Orpheum will have the S. R. O. sign out all the time. "'MICHAEL STROGOFF" AT TUE THEATORIUM JULES VERNE'8 FAMOUS NOVEL '- IN ANIMATED PICTURES. FroinmSunday's Daily. The feature of :the program a[ thts Theatorium beginning with the mati iee this afternoon will be the dram atization of Jules Verne's famous novel, "Michael Strogoff." The story is laid in Russia abosut 60 years ago at a' time when cruelty to political prisoners was even more frequent than at the present. ichael Strogoff was a native of Si beSia and at the.time of -the story was captain of the'czar's picked cour iers. ,Ie was a man of great inteIli-, gence as well as of great courage, or, to use the czar's own words, "a man of heart and hand." The first scene is the ballroom In the czar's *palace, when a message comes from the grand duke telling ot an' upising in a province' in Siberia and asking for heipi Strogoff is given a message and sent'with royal papers to. the grand duke. Trouble follows; he is spied upon, captured.and impris oned, his papers stolen and his eyes burned out with hot irons. Newspaper men and friends at last come to his rescue. 'In a hand-to-hand figt with knives he slays Ivan, the mian who acted as apy. and: gets the papers to the grana duke. .The story is told in four scenes. L;OOMIS SUCCEEDS IBALDWIN. Aipointed Geperal Solloiitor of Union 'Padlflo.system. Omaha, April 25.-Ni B.;'.Loils was today appointed genetal solicitor 'of the Union PaciBfic system, .vice fohh Baldwln, who di. last week. Mr. Lo.pmia has been general solicitor of thc.Union Paciflo. i. Kansas .for sev. eral years and has been connected .with that road f4,. yrears. He will make his headquirtas at Omaha. BRYANS ARRIVE ATn LINCOLN. Party Met at Station by' Friends and Relatives. Lincoln, April 25.-William J. Bryai, Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Ruith Lairtt ar~ rived here this kfternooii and went im mediately to Fairview. A large crowd c6mposed of relatives' and clos friends met the party at the station. TIME CiSANGsED TO MAY 4. Rochester, N. Y., Aprl,,.2.,--t tor neys for H.'. K. Thswasec u'&E t y an amendment to e4~|a toitu is suied? in Thaw's f ';~ 'utikkie it i. hange was nd it the on Gallng ards~ ~ G~Sts 565 FLEET IS tWELCOMED THOL:SAN D8 :ATHER ALONG SHORE AT S:,8NTA BARBARA TO WITNESS SPECTACLE..' TO STAYFVE DAYS Arrival of Squadron Made a Holiday and Every Shop in City is Closed Encounter Fog and Ther Is Slight Delay-Floral Fiesta is Planned in Honor of Sailor Boys. Santa Barbara, April 25.-Into an other picturesque port 6f southern California, on a glass calm sea of sall phire and with never a cloud in the sky, the Atlattic fIpet of battleships sailed today in' stately buff and white procession, admired by a multitude gathered from along the wave-washed shore, from the towering heights of the Santa Yonez mountains in the background of the city and from the fertile valleys beyond. The coming of the fleet was made a holiday and every shop in the thriv ing little city of Santa Barbara was closed througout the afternoon. In one store an explanatory sign read: "Come to the beach, boys," and in an other, "Closed to see the battleships." All of the 12,000 residents of the place, more thousands from the sur rounding towns and a host of winter visitors, went to the shore to view the long heralded spectacle. They wvere banked along the curving white beach, on the palm fringed ocean boul evard, on the hills and mountains to the south, and wherever an uninter rupted vision of the distant -horizon could be had. ' Anchor Near Shore. After steaming in single column all the way from the port of Los Angeles, the 16 ships of the fleet changed into a column of squadrons after entering the roadstead here and headed direct ly for the shore, dropped anchor not more than 1,500 yards from the beach line. The eight ships of the first column, with the Connecticut at the left of the line, steamed abreast, 400 yards apart, in formidable front rank. Be hind them came the eight ships of the second squadron, the Alabaipa in the wake of the Connecticut, 800 yards astern.' The trip up the coast from Los Angeles was made under changing conditions of fog and sunshine. Soon after the ships got under way after the assembling of the four divisions at Santa Monica, a blanket of fog closed down suddenly and set bells to ring ing and whistles screeching a constant warning. Speed Reduced. Rear Admiral Thomas, in command of the battleships, on the bridge of the Connecticut, immediately ordered speed, reduced to six knots, and tow ing spars outstretched in protection. The fog lasted for four hours, finally lifting at noon, when full speed was resumed. In spite of this delay and the wait incident to bringing the ships into their proper places in the difficult an chorage formation, the fleet anchored at 4:28 p. m., just two minutes be fore the first bells of the dog watch came echoing to the shore, and less than half an hour behind schedule time. A formal welcome to the city was extended to Admiral Thomas on' the Connecticut seoon after the hagship came to anchor, by Mayr BIoeseke of Santa Barbara, and. Rear Admiral McCall, U. S. N., retired, chairman of the, festival committee. The fleet is to remain here for five days, a (estlval of flowers having been arranged in its honor. GOOD PROGRAM 15 / •PROMISED AT fAMILY ANNE STUART WILL APPEAR AT SUNDAY EVENING SHOW. What promises tobe an excellent 1~i of specalties and novelties will open at the lPamily tiepter with the liualh matinee tomorrow a.fternoon. 'Tl.e biil is headaed by Tuttle~ and May, in a "Dream 8ketch," an original idea of these truly clever people and performed by theim only;: Brt Page, aerobatic comedian, who has beeh a- hit all over 'tlhe weitern circuit,will make hisfirst appearance in Billings, as will- lso Miss Peggy Dougherty, a very ch'rnalng vocalit. Harry 'Neal, m0nologuist and-eharac ter singer, will also be on Ihe pr'o gram. Miss -Besie *Beinhardt will sing a new illustrated song, "Nobody's Little Girl," while the moving pictures will depict life in the early days and due inevitabie conflicts between' the cwboys and their always bitter foes, the repegade Indians. Manager Enright announces Miss Anne Stuart willl'be a special attrac tion, for today only. This is the ama .t.,ur who has created such a sensea tib, the pat' ew Saturdayq evenings, -during the regular amate.r perorm, aane. ;he will be hearid in'new songs uGd dm4..i, and is specdlly engaged to'give theae who have not had the opplatunilty to visit the theater on Saturday nights ti see her. g atar wmonue 1tzs, Lvks or eliss wi not We ea an ~at . 'Sixty thoutnd 1irs sold r eysr. c t, o.m e w etn sany t bw albve aereour 0bu luad up " naurds or al e rs a oner o n nah."t e w t a ote t Ior$ dasrO espe cutoe tatinhalUlrtisavoly n . by .verat layer o fthin.ec prere arc on thu a pidal u pt s, yII.r and p allow m a an t o perofcet th b he pc . aend UdL:DepAosITs.OJ." an enclo. e th. . 0ment. We will atso aena one n eare er re le d oney n o e a a b Jnk. B. . ordoer, V puir ef. du nttr. , . yo . Lpd hat theyawillnt.tie easir, run aiter, wear helter, lat longer anGdodn C iner t La n tire you have nd or Aseen at Csy price. We we want you toDoeunea ta oreB.r Ae hence C.i r.eBarkabletire offer. R pBM ,e o e N.r Goodwig ire smand Sundry Ctou hi I tteres p a ao o i mD'. Pae o ut Sity thousad pair aitoldlast h..r., pier, tSurplus and Profits . . 50,000.00 OFFICERS PB , P.B. BBMOS, Presadent. SB. Arnold, Vie President. . Lipp, As tant Casher. Lee p Good n, Cashich ner. St John, tant Cashier. OI-ADIRECTORS I D Oce Donicel, J. B. Arnold, C. Bair, H. W. Rowleyp Re. Th 8ephrd, Pre. B.Ms. Mot , Goodwi.aAn, Joe ZBmmerman. he rider oonl.8 Interest paid on Ti me Deposits . s C sedFL • S'W.HODI an. enloe th' , We wll alo send oneG. b a gene , al y i g uosith nres tanyo aterelnd tat thoell i cide esi d., n intert Yellow oneth Nat tiion a l and tia "UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY / th S.rp alu s ots abov ord r ritofit rbi Te. , d ,Stilr bui0logue which. W... . W.. Dr, N quas hend nd o ti t t altfthe uWs atl eri al sol. s btatespt and ReTTe DepOsUiary.,cycle apital, Surplus t and Proflts, $lers --Dri p e Irts, WI 0, Oa. to BU:RT SH'OR. President. C . H[AC. 8Y, HAO, I.aad'.. I' RS ALEA A" Surplus and Profits . .. 50,000.00 P. B.rMOS, President. A. H. ARToldVice President. HF. MNRY Lipp, Assistnt Cashier. .Lee . oodn, Ca.L DOUGHTY . rJohn, A...nt Chier. W. HN O'Donill, J. . Ald, C. M. Bir,. b. RUWley, . JOS ephrd, S . Mo Lee N. oodwn, Joe Zimmen. Sarr both erestal and ntt bearing deposit, and lit A general banking businesstransated. 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