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of 1 24ýi Is~i BehInP Foaelc £ -fl irlpoon, R MasU. C F a AsugusIIo ; Pt 1 mo ge nu t s '[a ar REPU LICAN NATIONAL TICKET For President: ''.WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT or Ohio. ' `For" Vice President:. JAMES S. SHERMAN of New York. S..tandng. of the Candidates. Miss, Iva Cole, Par City .........1,72 :SHEARING THE LAMBS. Wien the captains of Industry de cide it is time to shear the lambs, they do not go do.i. into the field, as.d round up the drove. Not they. A. few sharp buying' orders, and stocks advance. Through various sources, and from different poihts the 'information is conveyed to the public-particularly the sp0Culative portion, that "now is a good time to buy such and such a stock-it's going up." As. more money can be made on margins-if the market stays up tihan on outright purchases, the man 'hoinvrests his all on one fling is sus pended over a furnace by a very st mn der thread. :hien the required amount hasbee'. coll etd-in marginr.-the' afores Id gentlaemei dump-: a Large amount °tl. p'etnglisto.k into the pit, which they "ash" 'from one to theother, and the result ii' a rapid. ecline in prices. 'Ti..' fellow who bouglht on' margin Is aske!d to advance tait difference be tween the '.mount he paid, ahd the new point to which the stock has' de dined. Failure 'to do this means that his optione oa the stock is forfeited. This Interesting operation is, known as" "shearing the Lasin." When Captain Kidd stopped a few ships on the high seas, and "touched up" the skipper for the treasure aboard, he was called a pirate, and was hunted down by the combined navies of the "world. He surrendered, at his homne in New Yoirk, and was 'hanged. Yet' in the conduct of his -tbusi neas," he gave the other fellow a chance to run for his life-or stand and fight for his treasure--while the Wall street 'contingent first mnd the victim hand and foot .before grinding him down;aunder arheavy boot heel. The highwaymen of the Street are not hanged-not 'even arrested. They are honored. B3razen, as Kidd was,. ,the modern plunderer has dishonored his name. For it is 'a 'fact not generally known, that the New York Sto'k Exchange Iabuilt on the identical spot of ground on which Captain Kidd's family resi dence stood. We ask; ip all seriousness-is this not 'rub liag :i ii ond thie InemorEy of the famous old buccaneer? A PLOT AGAINST AMERICA. While we have been pursuing the .eve teno of o-ur way, a plot, cun ningly conceived and deeply laid, has been hatched against American lib erty. ':egs, indeed. It is nothing more or less ,than a conspiracy to over throw' thei present republican. form of goviernment,.nd d substitute absolute monarchy ,in its stead. .A:Mr, .Louis A. Gourdian, with hehd quarters .in London and branches in other' European capitals, is the head -front and, brains (?) of the enter It will be observed at the outset,, that Mr. Gourdian is not an Ameri can-that he is of the same feather ae _he hairbratned socialists, reform erg, agitators and demagogues who go up ~nd down the United States, beating tie airt and fooling the people. Mr." Gour4ian takes himself very r , dwhich is proper, or he is scollecting funds for his mis si¶a, ,gnof course, he must live ~ aigtyiwell, at that, as the repre of a mpnarchy that seeks a mvemens require a has one-it is the si;iYtam agtators and dema go~Pe Use lierty for the p .He tUe Amerlcan Int~mgplle is honest I t the control ofip thqugh he de asing tuneh abaih· h ts ilrs : forser ;that Mr. Mr. Gourdian's remark not only allays our eatrs but shIows ab solute ignorance of existing con in.America.,, The United States; ba been ruled by woman'ever since the Declaration of Independeence.. , Now, if he ,wntoa real war to the finish--just leti him propose to dethrone the 'Aniercan Queen who graces so many homes, and he will have .afight on his :hand. Ruled by women?-well we 'ahould remark. BETTER MAIL. SERIVCE FORIBILLn INGS. A number of 'our local business men are wondering why they do not receive their mail from Chicago and points east tiere on train No. 41, which arrives .:over the Burlington road at. 7:30 . m. iteadof Northetni Pacific: thin io. 3, .which arrives r pgBillings: at 1:O0' s. m. These trains 4make the same east ern connections ,out of Chicago, but the mail is dispatched over the slow er route and due to the time of 'their arrival at Billlngs, the effect is fre quently a delay of 24 hours, especial ly to traveling men. This matter was taken up with the officials of the railway mail service on July 10th by Postmaster Prickett but no results have ,been obtained to date. It is time something was done. Billings is entitled to the best mail service the department can give. A short time ago two letters were re ceivedi at the. local office and the postmarks showed they were both mailed in Chicago at the sanie time. One was received ifrom Burlington train 41 at 7:30 p. an., and was stamped "Missent to the wrong route." The other, properly, dis patched according to department schemes, was received "seven hours later on Northern Pacific train No. 3. It would be. much better for the business men o' Billings if it had all been missent. ' This change would mean that the people of Billings could receive mail in the evening which they now have to wait until the next day for. It seems as though this is a matter which calls for prompt action on the part of the chamber of commerce so that we can get the manil service we have every right to expect.. This matter Is s 'far readhing, that nearly every point of Import -ace in Montana is affected. 'Western mall which arrivesl in Billings on train No. 41 could be dispatched west on train No. 15 and :arrive' ii Butte at 4 a. Im., instead of 11 a. m., as at present. . If this change in the dispatch of mall for Billings can be secured, the matter of .having .it distributed to box sections on the train should be called to the attention of the depart .ent. This distribution would be of. special importance, owing to the fact that the train arrives at 7:30 p. m., and the mail should be in the boxes In the shortest possible time. If this is done, the hotels, 'business houses and in fact the renters of boxes could get their mail within a moment after its arrival in the office. Other cities get these concessions and so can Billings if the business men will insist upon their right to it. If these matters are .called to the at tention of the railway main service by the business men, they will re ceive careful consideration. Where our mail is concerned, we want the best there is. BRYAN'S SPEECH OF ACCEPT ANCE. Uusually the utterances of Mr. Bryan are scholarly, brilliant with elo quence and beautifully painted, in words susceptible of but one interpre tation. In his speech of acceptance, which appears in another column, he has deserted the pedestal he has so long occupied. Instead of a dignified ad dress, which we had every reason to expect, he has harangued the people, much as a street coiner orator would, by attacking the motives of his op ponent. To comment on his speech is not necessary--and indeed, quite impossi ble, for the very good reason that he states that he will issue another let ter of acceptance, in which he will go into the matter more fully. Also, he states that he will discuss the is sues separately. Then, for the most part, he in dulges in polite billingegate, if the expression.is allowahle,.out questions his position, as well as the motives of the rank and file o, the Repiubli .a. party. In doing this Mr.'. Bryan' overlooks entirely the ract that 'the only possible maniner i which he 'can be elected is to convince enough Re puDlicans of the trtha of his argn inBpt, to induce them to cast thelI voefo thim, and not for Tat, bence he oiles :badg judgment to bhis at tack, and' ;rpels~a rather than attracts, the very elenept he seeks to win to , opens hish saeu, Itha hsan.ds 07, in 'wbhch he states gthat be stands .nit alone for the tbhing that the Demoratlei platform pletges, etha as well for i.thtlpg athe makers of the plery o t t t t~ Mr. hr. ,Bryn :d livers his nal notifcation that he will accoept th nomination,, and then takes up *saplit Lk separately, we really will not know exactly wheri he stands. In other words, Mr. Bryan has ac cepted the nomination, and the plat form,. but he reserves the right, to We, W -AO`6 sto mnet either t'ie ebb ' 'flow of tChe tide of p.iblic opinion. _ _, _ . . . . . . . . A. CORRECTION. An indignant Democrat has called the attention of the Gazette to a mis take with referenace 'to its criticisim bearing on the eflects of the Wilson tariff. In the first tlace, it is explained that we did not understand the tarii in. its operation, or the causes that brought about the difference 'in price, The :statement that wool went down to 8 cents per pound iss leading; he says, in that the figure quoted is wrong. Also, he adds, we are in error when we state that sheep sold as low as $1 per head. The Gazette has no object in amis representing any condition, politically or otherwise, and this policy :has prompted it to investgate, the state ment of our Democr.to fread. We find that we were In error when we stated that wool went down to 8 cents per pound, and we gladly em brace this opportunity to make the correction. As a matter of fact, wool went down to 6 cents a pound, and had it not been for our friend we should have entirely, overlooked the fact. Also, we erred when we stated that sheep sold as low as $1 per head. As a'matter of fact, there was no mar ket for' sheep. There was. a time, when. we were obtaining the full bene fit of the Wilson bill, that one had only to Offer a man a drove of sheep to insult him. As to the charge that we are' ignor, ant of the benefits that flowed from that remarkable Democratic docu ment, we plead guilty It is enough to know that there was a cruel dif erence. If any- good. came out of it to the sheep men, or the pepple of the valley, 'we' have never heard .o t.: All we know s that the -bill pro duced a panic here 'the like of which was never known before or since. "We know that wool sold down as low as 6 cents, a pound-a, few days ago it brought 19 cents here in Bill ings, and inles the ears of our Demo cratic friend are longer than they ap leaf to be, we fancy., that even he would rather accept the price of to day, than that offered at the time the Wilson bill was protecting the Brit ish wool grower, at the expense of the sheepmen of the Yellowstone yal ley. ------- EASTERN MONTANA STILL ON THE 'MAP. Eastern Montana objects to occu pyng the position of a cipher after a figure. At the present time this section of the state occupies a 'place in the ranks. One county in central Mon tana, with population equal only to the town of Billings, is represented by three men in official state posi tions. Eastern Montana-all of it has not one ,reprsetativeo. in g state office. We . understand that 'the three men from Gallatip county are candidates for re-eleotion. Silver Bow--a Democratic commu nity-has a number of Republican representatives in 'state offices. The communitiesithat aid in roiling lup the majorities seem to cut little figure. But this year, the people have come to the conclusion that Easterni Montana is on the political, as well as the geographical map. They Will ask, and follow up the reque-t with a demand, that this section of the state. be given a representative.' He need not come from Billings, or from Yellowstone county. So long as he comes from the eastern portion of the state it will be all right. And when we say the .eastern portion, we do not mean from Livingston qr Bozeman.-iwe mean not west of Billings. Ift the politicians fail to see the sig nificance of these. statements, we would advise them to plirnase .ass eyes, and improve .ther .sense of sight, as well as justidCe. ': ,-- .- JOHN CHINAMAN'S SLY TRICK. China has 'iMtercepted another' ship' load of fire arms, sent by. thrifty Jap anese merchants, to the rebels of the' Flowery Kingdom. A short time ago she stopped a similar shipment, and Japan made her pay damages-insiat ed, by bluster, on her right to foment trouble ana civil strife. China; big, overgrown and indolent, paid the money. Then the people of China started a boycott on Japanese goods qnd busi ness houses that has ruined the trade of that coun'try witl the mainland of Asia. The stopping of the second ship is probably a shrewd move on the part of Ohlna to ascertain whether Japan wants some more of the same kind of; medicine. if so, China will pay aother tin demnity-and make the boycott more' effective. These indemnities come easy-and the Japanese dcitised throw, his bhat in the d shouts that he's . Whale whiie` deads the news. Biti rr& -old C" im,,les at the ma.ne.+ whl~o1ie is putting the Nlipoeiae no grindatone, for thoso 'lit es ties. cost not only mil'o * in C, but trade prestige that yea fort cannot recover. UNM OYED ARE FOR BRYAN. A p ,i'ispatch ;tells is that the unempglqed are for Bryan. In view of the .fctsthat from all' aides comes the 'r fr more men, and that' a man i. J through ' choice and noi as a mtter of inecetsty, the state meat `& iligniflcant We eeat-the unemployed are tfo Bry i =-. men who shun labor are t.:c. L1e~ loyed--and they are fti Bryani Ths la probably explained by the fact that the only men who have the time 'to read his utterances, are the class' who IF.nt of predatory weal ,;, the uwar of tthe classes. The"ts 'who work have so time for such nonsense. :--------o----- F.4IRST WITH T.HE.NW The '6n l paper that had, a complete account o~toi ereck at Gleslive .Was the "Ev one whob wad ·;injured, with their name and address, together with a comnplete account of the injury sustailnd, appeared in this paper yes, A ittle"investigation will mAke ii plain that no other paper coming into Billings had the complete story. nor was the account in any other paper perpared with the same exactness for detail. When it comes to getting the news, and getting it first, relyy on the Ga. zette. A Portland photographer with more thrift than -sense, lost faith in the banks lat"' fall, and dreww all his money, $3,500, placed it"in a tobacco pouch-and.'hid it under the floor of his studio... At least he could get his money-when he wanted it, and knowl edge of this made him, grin like a mountain rat. A few- days ago the building, over the floor took fire. The house °burned down and the money burned up. Now, every time he pass ee a head, of green cheese he tips his hat, out of respect t~ the superior character 'of brains he feels certain it contains. While the Shah of Persia is perfect ly willing to: comply with the demand of the people,,:and reduce the number of his 'wives, from sometning like 600 to one, ,there seems to be ruction in the imperial harem. The. domes tic tempest ;as the civic strike beat en to a fras , All the women want to be shahe s-for whatever they call her. Mr. John W. Kern, Democratic vice presidential caseddate, says that Bry an will be elected, if every man does his duty. John is slightly mistaken there. Bryan will be .defeated--be cause the majority of the men will do their duty. Every Democrat seems to be of the opinion that every other Demo crat should subscribe to the campaign fund. Thus the rank and file are of one mind. Tom Lawson is now 'busy explaining to the people that he has another good thing. Trouble with Tom's good things, the 'bottom always drops: out of the market after he transfers the title. "A correspondent says- that South .America offers us ' a great many things. For example, 'Castro handed us a lemon. The man who ~lived ,n this section When the Wilhn 'dbill was in effect, needs no instruction as to the way he' should vote. . -------*0------ Bryan did not say whether, in his second letter of acceptance, he .in tends to give Guffey honorable men Uton. The Turkish 'am.bassador to this country has been, recalled. Wonder it it's esate for him to go home? STATE PR 88 COMMENT. The Railroad :Commission of Mon tana is particularly desirous that all citizens who hasbgrievances against the ratlrad companies operating'in the state, file complaints with the Boardi further, the Commnission respectfully invites the co-operation of the people in its work, beliering that only by such course can the greatest 'resplts be 'achieved; this :applie especially to lattendance at hearings of the De partinent upon subject of persoi.l in terest; such athte#dne having 'beent uniformly small it thet. consider ing the importan"c' . g.am rtes under discussiona Of ap the e)ompluints filed to date, 90 percent have'been ad: justed to the satisfaction of the com plainants, the reminlng 10 percent representing cases pending or dismis sed on account of being without the juridictiton of the - Commislon. All order of the Bo~& anei as a result ofo ccmplaints le e' been com plied with by the rili-a companies, -Helesa. ' TrereiB tOs . *u ..: Ope Ultle foatue about Miles City whic shaould bea of congrat nlation to the bul psM and the citizens in .eierai ýcty tait everly a y 6 . n th <tt rstated int pays infoery wympin oobe social, kind sand'" iorteus to strang* air 1.to the homes af the" citizens next summer;--Miles City Ixndependent. They have orderedh pajama onh the Cupids in ,the new Acadamy of Music in Brooktlyn,' bt the' a plarte girlies are to remain in the altogether state. -Helena Indepjendent. ** Harry Thaw; says the lawyers drove him to bankruptcy, but he forgets that they saved him from the electric chair.--Missoulian. * ..* Still undiscovered isa the man who lost his voice.cheering for Hisgen and Graves.-lAnaconda Standard. SIDE LIGHTS ON LIFE. Do a favor for an acquaintance or a friend and he will, usually appreci ate it. Kin never will. So many people go around as though they had a piece of limburger cheese under their noses. If a woman can't remeber what her husband said when he proposed, it is a sign she proposed. When the average man concludes to get married, he makes as great a se cret out of it as a burglary. FASHIONABLE FADS. Polka dots a4orn nearly everything, and the newest are the large dots. A variation of the sash provides for a contrasting color of lining. Tulle plaitings finishing the tops of high collars are increasing in size. There is a touch of color in linge rie;waists,' but it must be delicate and simple. More than ever rampant is the fad for small animals for mascots and charms. The white linen parasol is econom ical because it ,can he easily cleaned at home. Proving the crookedness of other lives will not straighten your own., MILES CITY MEN MAKE flA i FIGlHT (Continued from First Page.) Miles City, with its Cowboy band and the energetic rustling abilities of members of its delegation has captur ed the hearts of the Elks, as well as the Great Falls people. Despite the rain the cowboy band parade the streets today using their guns to shoot at the town in old time western style. The Miles Cit"i people: wer 'the iveliest in evidence and attracted to them in their marchigi up and down, the more venturesome Elk spirits among the other delegations. If the people who lined the' streets could, tfley would send the nent conventfon to Miles City by ain 'overwhelming vote, and it is likely that this senti ment will have effect on the delegates. Missoula, however, is still at work: Tomorrow occurs the election of 'ofd-. cers and the selection of next year's meeting place. MURI)ERER USED AN AX (Continued from First Page.) from the sack and attacked the wo men. T$he elder woman cried to her daughter to seize the child, Margaret and run, while she turned to battle with her insane husband. The first blow descending struck the bone of the elbow. Mrs. Dufty picked up the little child in her arms as she ran. Without a pound or a word, he swung the axe high in the air and cleft his daughter's skull. The neighborhood was aroused by the cries of the woman and the police were summoned. Meantime .Dufty walked calmly down the street slash. Ing at his throat with a rasor:,When a offilcer appeared the old man ab. taeloed him, but-was clubbed into -sub mission. Dutty owned considerable p ro p e rty -, - . . - . - , .. Bought Cemetery Lots. Several Iweeks ago Dufty went to, the fEvergreen cemetery, where h;e purchased from the sexton a lot large enough for th. burial of four per. sons, explaining that he wanted .t for himself, 'wfe, son and daughlter.; Three days ago he went to an under taking establishment and rchuased a coffiln for himself. - He'iselected the coffin with . art care, ins.sting that it e an exact Fred Datty, the son was 24 years oland. unmarried: He . an auto the sone bad ,evrwakeed.. l as a BoSn IrieMontana. Clark A. Dufty, another son, esides in Thompson, Mont- t:The full inamen the father is Henry J. Duty. lt;was etated by the attending sureoi tha the old man lwould rea.verfrom hiia wounds. lHe`is is udobtediy` es. aDuty not opiyr.ipurhased a. lot` i the cemetery for th buriial at hisi' tima, .iut had headstones ereoted for three grades. Three plain tombstones, were put in place on the lot at his order ,bear ing the names: Henry J.. Dity, "Fred A. Dutty," Zaldah LaCom." There were himself, his son., and daughter. ; The gravestones for his children were placed on each side of the one, erected for himself.: Dufty paid $60 for the headstones and was isn a great hurry to have thern erected. BLACK HAND ASSASSINt STAB MAN TO DEATH (Cntlinued tfrom ;ert. Page.) bills and a gold watch were left. An. onlio Delmarto, a cousin of Barilla, is held awaiting' an investigation. Fromin several letters founid in the dead man's pockets is seems that Ba rilla was a victim 'of a Black Hand plot. The police assert that the same band that hacked a man to pieces several months go and dumped the dimembered body wrapped in oilcloth near the scene of last nights killing, is responsible for Barilla's death. CATHOLIC ABSTINENCE UNION DENOUNCES LIQUOR TRAFFIC (Continued from First Page.) the Catholic name in their greed. .We earnestly suggest that Catholic o. 'ganizations which exclude saloonkeep. ers from membership and which for bid the use of. liquor at their meet ings should not tolerate the formation of clubs within their membership, which despise the letter end spirit of these laws which have been made by their organizations for the honor of the Catholic name." The following cablegram was re ceived from Rome in answer to a mes sage sent by the convention: "Bishop of Hartford: "Holy Father thanks the conven tion for their congratulations, willing ly blesses all, members. (Signed.) "Cardinal Merry Del Val." RULES AND CONDITIONS OF The Billings SemI-Weckiy Gazette's Yellowstone National Park Contest Any young lady (not a resident of the city of Billings) eighteen years of age or over, If endorsed by five readers of The Billings Semi Weekly Gazette, is eligible to enter the contest. The two contest ants receiving the highest number of votes will make the tour, a!l expenses paid from the' time they leave Billings till they return. Candidates may secure votes anywhere,, but no person residing in the city, of Billings will be eligible to enter the contest. Names inust be written on each coupon whether single or special and mutt'be recelved at this office within 10 days from the date which appears thereon. Every coupon whether appearing in the paper or a Aspecial couponiluwillbe dated the day it is- issued and to be counted must be In the Gazette office within 10 days from that time properly, filled out with the lady's name for whom the subscriber votes written in the blank space., Votes will be counted Tuesday and Friday mornings and the totals printed in The Billings Semi-Weekly Gazette of that date. Voting will commence at once and pill contin.e, quntil Tpesday, August 25th, at 7 o'clock p. m., when the ballots will be turned o"ver to '-j, the Judges. The Judges will be selected.by the candidates.' VALUE OF COUIPONS Coupons cut from The Billings Semi-Weekly Gazette 1 vote. Special coupons for the payment of subscriptions in advance as follows: The Billings Semi-Weekly Gazette 1 month (25c) Special couaon for 10 votes. The Billings Semi-Weekly Gazette 6 months ($1.50) Speci cau-on Sfor 80 votes. The Billings Semi-Weekly Gazette one year ($3.00) Special co.^on for 200 votes. For subscription In arrears, for each month - ;d at 25c p~er onth, Special co,'pon'for 10 votes. ONE Votingc Ito THE BILLINGS SEMI-WEEKLY *C YellowstoneNational ;.rk Tour Good for One OrN Not Good After August 908. - The' foloI o ipe w e cted: I 11t.ui igt vige .pve 4`* Rev.j. G. Ben, Philaeljhian; second vice pres Ident, John J. Corbett,. New Haven; third ,vie president, Mrs. L. M. Lake, St. Louis; treasurer, Rev. P. J. O'Cal lhand, hicko; .secretary, dwia Mulready, Rock Island, Masse. IN OF P ESE SSY BRINGS PROTEST (Continued from First Page.) notifying the Chinese authoeities be fore arresting the captain. He ex plains further that the resistance of the prisoner was unforeseen and that his consequent shooting could not be avoided. The Chinese government is not' satisfied with this explanation and considers that its authority has been ignored. The 'incident has created a great deal of feeling on boith sides. The Japanese say that China does not. show evidence of a propel `under standing of the case; thatt as num ber of high mandarins are involved, it was out of consideration of these officials, as well is for-the military in terests of Japan and 'the preservation of good relations with China, that Ja pan desired to dispose of the case as rapidly as 'possible. China is proud of her modern met ropolitan police force and she is jeal ous of the police powers exercised by the foreign states, in the region. of the capitol. This condition has prevailed since'the boxer war in 1901. The Chi nese government is especially fearful of the activity of the Japanese in this eo snection,. as th ei'eae not less than 5~000 .apa.ape in..e Pekin:. This fric tip.i as been .increased; byithe fact that the Japan~ese newspaper publish ed here has refused to conform to the press regulations. MONTANA IS ATTRACTIVE (Continued from First Page.) ple of the east underestimate the pos sibilities of Eastern Montana. "The produce, as regards yield, of the Yellowstone valley and the bench lands is almost beyond belief and when I go back and tell those people aboit it, they will be inclined to think I am enthusiastic and have exaggerat ed it a trifle, yet many of them will take enough stock in it to come and see for themselves. "The man that can't find a suit able home on'tarming land in Eastern Montana is not looking for one and ther6 is . no need for- him to' come west." '