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Local and Personal
F'roin Thursday's Daily.
H. B. Smith of Bozeman spent yes
terday in Billings.
J. C. Williams of Custer, Mont., was
a business visitor in the city yester
S. A. D. Hahn of the Helena Busi
ness college, is spending the week as
the guest of friends in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gipe of Laurel
are the guests of friends here. For
merly they made their home here.
J. J. McCullough, connected with the
Northern Pacific offices at Livingston,
was in the city yesterday.
P. L. Hughes of the Bituminous Coal
company of Coalville arrived in Bill
ings yesterday on a business mission.
Miss F. C. Peters of Moneton, New
Brunswick, arrived In Billings yester
(lay and will be the guest of friends
H. \V. I)arrah, a well-known busi
ness man of ('ody. Wyo., arrived in
Ilillings yesterday on a short business
George H. Ketcher, a prominent
sheepman of Fergus county, arrived in
Ilillings yesterday from his home in
Mr. and Mirs. W. F. Williams and
daughters 'have left Billings for Bis
mark, N. D., where they will visit
relatives and friends for a few weeks.
iMrs. H. Chapman has returned to
her h'ome in the vicinity of Roberts,
after spending a few days as the guest
of friends in this city.
J. C. Fillingworth. land examiner of
the Northern Pacific railroad, was in
the city yesterday and will spend the
remainder of the week in investigat
ing railroad lands north of this city.
lMiss Hattie Hennum of Great Falls
is the guest of Miss Ella Hood of this
city. Miss Hennum was formerly a
teacher in the Billings schools, and
now occupies a like position in the
schools of Great Falls.
Secretary H. M. Brayton of the
Chamber of Commerce has returned
from Helena, where he spent the fore
part of the week in the interests of
legislation for a Montana product in
the building of the capitol wings.
J. G. Link has left tne city for the
western part of the state. He will i
spend a month in the Butte and Hel
ena offices of Link & Haire. Before I
returning to Billings he 'will go to I
southern Nevada, Where he is inter- t
ested in mines.
Prom Wednesday's Daily.
A. J. Bryant of Columbus spent
Tuesday 'here on a business mission.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Y. Mesen
berg of Robert, Mont., were visitors
in Billings yesterday.
Henry Janzen of Judith Gap spent
Tuesday in attending to business af
fairs in Billings.
I)r. V. W. Foster, a Red Lodge den
tist, spent Tuesday here in attending
to business affairs.
I)r, C. I. Leech, a dentist of Laurel,
was a business visitor in Billings yes
H. V. Bailey of Miles City, a promi
nent stockman of the lower Yellow
stone, is a business visitor in the city.
Mr. Heslop, a blacksmith of Bridger,
arrived in Billings yesterday to re
main several days.
Major S. G. Reynolds and Fred E.
Miller, agent and chief clerk of the
('row reservation, were visitors in the
J. P. Murphy. a former resident of
this city, now located in Lewiston.
Idaho, is spending the week as the
guest of friends in Billings.
Dr. Corkins has returned to his
home in this city from the eastern
part of the state, where he has been
visiting for several days.
- John F. Trumbo of the Amoretti
Barclay bank of Bridger, who h`as been
spending the first part of the week
in this city, has returned to his home.
Levi M. Gibson, a field superinten
dent of the Billings Sugar company,
with headquarters in Joliet, is spend
ing the week as the guest of Billings
Clarence P. Brown, cashier of the
('itizens National bank of Laurel, who
has been in the city for the past few
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days as the guest of friends, has re
turned to Laurel.
General Agent G. L. Blaisdell of the
Great Northern is spending the week
at the head offices of the road in St.
Paul, wihere he was recently called on
Misses Lillian and Neva Kirby, who
have been attending schol in Lincoln,
Neb., have returned to Billings and
are spending the current week as the
Guest of relatives and friends.
L. iL. Bishop of Superior, Neb.. ar
rived in Billings this week and will
spend some time as the guest of
friends and in looking over the coun
try 'with a view of making his home
heer next spring.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Holiday have
left the city for Ogden, Utah. where
they will spend a month as the guests
of friends. They will return to Bill
ings 'by way of Denver, where they
will visit for a 'week.
Mr. Marning. who is connected with
the freight office of the Butte, Ana
cond'a & Pacific railroad In Anaconda,.
h'as returned to his home after spend
ing the Christmas season with the
family of Dr. Clark.
SUCCESS OF SCHOOL
HAS BEEN ASSURED
Inuitial Enrollment of Pupils for
Courses in Y. M. C. A. School
According to L. A. Toothaker, who
*f will have charge of the educational
,work of the Young Men's Christian
e Association, the initial enrollment in
the night classes which the school will
open next Monday is encouraging, and
the success of the school is more than
assured. Mr. Toothaker says 15 young
men have paid their tuition in the
school, whrch will take the place of
the night school of the Polytech, and
he is confident that when the classes
are called the first of next week 30 or
40 will report for study.
The classes in shorthand and book
keeping will be in charge of Professor
Chapnman of the Polytech, while Wil
liam A. Kemp will open a twice a
I week class in commercial lettering and
sign card writing. Later on classes in
English and mathematics will be of
fered for the benefit of those whose
e'lementary education has not been as
liberal as it might have been, and if
the demand is strong enough classes
will be introduced in different lines
of engineering and drafting. All
young men interested are urged to
eall upon Mr. Toothaker and make
their wants known.
Business Block and Its Contents Are
Destroyed by Fire in Hardin
From Thursday's Daily.
Insurance agents in this city were
advised yesterday that a fire in Har
din Monday night completely de
stroyed the furniture store of John
Keifer, one of the leading merhcants
of the new town on the Big Horn. It
was not learned yesterday how the
fire started, but it was reported that
the contents of the store, valued at 1
$10,000, were destroyed.
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PARALYZED IN SIDE.
Still holding on to the hope that
he will ultimately recover. P. A. Mose
ley, the young man who a little over
a week ago shot himself in his room
in El Niblo hotel, is lying at St. Vin
cent's hospital in a very critical con
dition but with better chances for (
recovery than were at first hoped for I
by the physicians in charge.
The wound has been cleared, the y
bullet extracted and all chances of s
blood poisoning removed, but the t
wound has left the young man par
alyzed in the left side, and whether c
or not this paralysis can be overcome r
is still in doubt. t
) FILES CLAIM
Billings May Be Made the Defendant
in a Suit for Nearly Four
DUE ON SEWER WORK
Constructor of Sixth Avenue Sewer
Wants City to Pay Him for Pump
ing Water Out of His Trench
Work Is Criticised.
From Thursday's Daily.
The last has by no means been
heard from the Sixth avenue sewer.
Like Banquo's ghost, whose classic
shade was referred to by Alderman
Wood in a recent meeting of the ooun
cil when speaking on a different sub
ject, the Sixth avenue sewer has again
come before the city administration,
and this time may inspire a legal
battle in which the city of Billings
may be named as the defendant. The
sewer has been the su'bject of more
worry and trouble to the city than any
one other thing, and now the contrac
tor, Nicholas Hughes, is presenting the
city with a large bill.
City Attorney J. H. Johnston was
presented with a claim yesterday for
$3,897.60, which Mr. Hughes, through
his attorney, W. 11. Johnston, claims
is still due him for the work com
pleted several months ago. Mr.
Hughes claims that he incurred an ex
pense of $3,057 in pumping water out
of the 'trench while the sewer was
being 'laid; that $600, withheld by the
council to insure the proper filling of
the trench, has not been paid, and
that the accumulated interest on these
amounts brings the figures due him
by the city up to nearly $4,000.
The claims will be presented at the
next meeting of the city council. The
city officers state that Hughes has no
just claim agaiLnt the city for expense
invoived in keeping his trench clear
of water, as there was no clause in
the contract which could be so con
strued, and that instead of withhold
ing $600, all but $500 of the money
due Hughes has been paid and that
this latter sum has more than been
expended in repairing the sewer,
which, according to the engineer and
the members of the sewer committee,
has been faultily constructed.
Since the completion of the pewer
it has never given satisfaction, ac- i
cording to statements made in the
open meetings of the council by the
engineer and members of the sewer
committee. Frequently it has been
found to be hopelessly clogged; in
parts of it, dug up for repairs, it was
found that the pipe had not been t
properly laid. One manhole had to he
rebuilt entirely by the city, and late
Alderman John Staffek, who was head
of the sewer committee, declared in
the council meeting not long before
his death, that he had found many of
the manholes either had no cement
bottom ,whatever or had been so poor
ly constructed that the bottom had
fallen out. He stated that he had
thrust a rod several feet into soft mud
in the bottom of a few manholes, and
that mud and gravel had partly filled
the greater 'length of fthe pipe.
It is considered probable that
should the Helena contractor take his
suit into the courts he will be con- C
fronted with a counter suit for a far
STAMP SALE WAS
n Prosperity of Country Shown by Un
usual Number of Christmas
Packages Sent From Here.
From Thursday's Daily.
"The receipts of the postoffice dur
ing the past week have broken all
previous records by from $1,000 to
$1,500," declared Postmaster O. B.
Prickett yesterday. "The fact that
this is the last of the quarter and we
are busy with the box rents and re
ports has prevented us thus far from
ascertaining the exact sales of stamps
during the week before Christmas, but
I can assure you that the business
transacted was far in excess of any
other Christmas period the Billings
postoffice has experienced. The out
going mail was probably larger than
the incoming, but the rush is over
now and conditions are getting back
The receipts of the express com
panies operating in Billings show a
marked increase over any previous
Christmas. Many small packages,
which were sent by recistered mail
and which contained articles of value,
were in evidence and the employes of
the postoflice and the express com
panies state that in their opinions,
gathered from the valuation given on
packages, the people of Billings were
far more liberal in their gifts to out
of-town relatives and friends this
Christmas than ever before.
LICENSES TO WED.
(Special to The Gazette.)
BOZEMAN, Dec. 2S.-The office of
Clark of the Court Johnson was kept
busy this morning issuing licenses to
wed to a number of Gallatin county
young people. Three couples in the
space of about an hour applies for
the necessary papers. The first was
George S. Gibson and Salley B. Sloan
of Belgrade. the second Roy E. Bar
nard and Nora Small of Manhattan,
then came Frank H. Benjamin and
Leona E. Bolden of Belgrade. All
three couples will make their future
homes in this county.
From Wednesavy's Daily.
A license was issued by Clerk Jones
of the district court yesterday for the
marriage of Fred Miller and Miss
Katherine Locki.ann. both of Co
it Chamber of Commerce Will Choose
Its Officers for Ensuing Year
on January 8.
(RULES OF ELECTION
r All Active Members of Commercial
Body, Numbering More Than 150,
Will Have a Right to Vote-To
Select Fifteen Trustees.
From Thursday's Daily.
n "The members of the Chamber of
r. Commerce should not forget the com
cling annual election which is to be
n held next Monday evening," said Sec
retary H. M. Brayton yesterday. "The
list of nominations has been posted
for some time," continued Mr. Bray
ton, "and it is the duty of each mem
ber of the association to look over
.1 the list and determine upon whom he
s will vote for in selecting the official
e heads of the Chamber of Commerce
a for the next year. We are going to
do some big things in 1910, there
will be a monster program of activity
a laid out *as soon as the new officers
are determined upon, and a place on
the board of trustees of the organiza
tion is not only an honor but it will
1 entail considerable work.
"As yet I have failed to hear of ,a
single member of the Chamber of
Commerce who is not heartily in favor
of reelecting the former president,
vice president and treasurer; and the
action of the nominating committee
in naming these men to succeed them
selves is highly spoken of on all sides.
But the board of trustees consists of
but 15 members, and 30 nominations
have been made. so there will prob
ably be some lively balloting on these
The election will be held next Mon
day evening, January 3. instead of the I
second Monday in the year as is cus
tomary. The change in the date of
the election was made because much
new work is contemplated. and the
nominating committee could see no
good reason for postponing the date
when this work can be taken up. even 1
At 8 o'clock the members of the
Chamber of Commerce will assemble i
in the city hall, and will cast their
votes by ballot for the officers. Every
member of the commercial body who
is a resident of Billings and whose
dues are paid will be entitled to a
vote and, according to Secretary Bray
ton, more than 150 can qualify as
electors. The ballot box will be
closed as soon as the vote has been I
cast. The ballots will be counted and
the results announced soon after the
For the four leading offices in the
association the nominating committee
recommended in, its .report that the I
incumbents be reelected, they being F
W. A. Selvidge, president; R. E. Shep- a
herd, vice president; George F. Ben- c
ninghoff, treasurer, and H. M. Bray- c
ton. secretary. a
The following nominations have o
been made for the offices of trustees. y
to which 15 will be elected: P. B.
Moss, I. W. Rowley, L. C. Babcock, n
W. B. George, Austin North. John c
Walker, J. Collins West, E. B. Camp. J
George Flemming. T. M. Kehoe. A. A. n
Crossman, T. J. Bouton, F. E. Keil, n
W. S. Garnsey, Jr., Henry White. A. H
L. Babcock, L. A. Green. Lee Mains, as
Charles Spear, J. R. Swearingen. F. B. O
Reynolds, R. C. Cardell. James R. S
Goss, I. D. O'Donnell, W. H. Donovan, n
F. J. Arkins, C. Yegen, John Roche, S
John Yates, W. M. Johnston. tl
PRETTY RANCH WEDDING.
Daughter of Theodore Fenske Wedi
Maurice C. Crandall.
From Thursday's Daily.
At the ranch home of Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore Fenske. about four miles
southwest of this city, was solemnized
at S o'clock yesterday morning the
I marriage of Miss Maude Fenske to
SMaurice C. Crandall, Rev. D. G. Dun
kin of the Baptist church officiating.
t The ceremony was attended by the
immediate relatives of the contract
ing parties and was followed by a
I wedding breakfast, the young couple
leaving on No. 1 yesterday for a trip
through the western part of the state.
The groom is well known in Bill
ings, having occupied the position of
foreman on the Conway ranch for
several years. His bride is known
as one of the most charming daugh
ters of the Yellowstone valley. Those
who wish Mr. and Mrs. Crandall a
happy wedded life are numbered by
HOUSE TO LOCATE
Manufacturing Chemists of Chicago
Choose Billings as Distributing
Point for Northwest.
For the purpose of opening up a
branch office of Foster, Burns & Co.,
a large manufacturing chemical con
cern of Chicago, C. Joseph Davies is
in the city and expects to remain here
as the local representative of the com
pany. Foster, Burns & Co. have
decided, like many other eastern
houses, that Billings is the logical
distributing point of the Northwest
and have accordingly taken steps
toward locating a branch here. The
cards of the concern already bear the
name of Billings as one of the six
cities where the firm is maintaining
The company manufactures sheep
dip, acids and other chemicals on a
large scale and will handle the trade
of Wyoming. Montana and Idaho from
this city as well as run its salesmen
into southern Canada. For the pres
ent the compai:y will rent space in a
local warehouse for its goods but con
templates later erecting a building of
LAST BEET IS
GROUND TO PULP
Long Blast of Factory Whlistle Signals
the Close of 1909 Campaign of
ANOTHER WEEK'S WORK
I Force Will Not Be Discharged Until
Mill Is Cleaned Up and the Molasses
On Hand Is Refined--lmmense Ton.
From Thursday's Daily.
Heralded by a long blast of the
factory whistle, which was sounded at
7:18 yesterday evening, the last beet
of the 1909 crop of the Yellowstone
valley began its journey from the beet
sheds to the slicing machines of the
Billings factory and was within a few
minutes reduced to pulp, its sugar
making juices find their way into the
I refining end of the plant. Shortly aft
erward 'the slicing machinery was
stilled and the 1909 campaign, in as
far as the reception of beets is con
cerned, was at end.
Under ordinary circumstances it
takes 24 hours to complete the process
of turning the sugar beet into a re
fined product, but this winter the fac
tory will not shut down by 7 o'clock
this evening, for a large quantity of
molasses is on hand, which will Ibe
refined before the mill is closed, and
the actual end of the campaign is still
about a week distant. The mill will
also be thoroughly cleaned before the
men are discharged.
Although the campaign has been
one of the shortest in the history of
lthe local colncern, it has also been one
,if the most successful. A larger ton
Iage of beets has been handled, and
the daily output of the mill, built as a
thousand-ton plant, has frequently
been in excess of that figure.
'hI tiac ory l etun grinding beets
,1n O(Tr. l;nd, with the exception of
a shttitdlwn of the "beet end" a few
d:l1.y ago, due to the failure of the
water works whichi supply the mill
with water to wash and carry the
beets, has been running constantly
since that time.
The "sugar end" of the plant has
been runnin' "-'itho04" a hitch.
SET OF OFFICERS
William V. Beers Chosen to Succeed
Himself as Chancellor Com.
mander of Billings Lodge.
At the lase regular meeting of the
Billings lodge of the Knights of
Pythias officers for the coming year
were elected, William V. Beers being
chosen to succeed himself as chan
cellor commander. The following is
a list of those who will serve in lan
official capacity during the coming
William V. Beers. chancellor com
mander; Charles Wilhelm, vice chan
cellor: II. L. Kelly, prelate; E. S.
Judd, master of work; R. J. Devorak,
master of finance; Peter Fishback,
master of the excehquer; Arthur
Hopkins, keeper of the records and
seals; L. E. Schad, master of arms;
Oscar L. Davis, inner guard: Barney
Schneider, outer guard. Claude Har
man, L. E. Schad and G. Herman
Smith were selected as members of
the board of trustees for the coming
Lee Dennis of Great Falls was the
guest of honor. Mr. Dennis was on
the way from Great Falls from Glen
dive, where he had been attending to
lodge business. As keeper of the rec
ords and seals of the Great Falls or
ganization he complimented the Bill
ings lodge on its prosperous condi
WEDDING A SURPRISE.
From Thursday's Daily.
A wedding, the news of which will
come as more or less of a surprise to
the many friends of the contracting
parties in this city, was solemnized
yesterday evening at 7 o'clock in the
Ten Eyck home on North Thirtieth
street when Miss Olive Ten Eyck,
dlalllter of William B. Ten Eyck, a
well-k-nown merchant and pioneer of
this city, was united In marriage to
W. H. Berry, Jr., of New York, Dr. H.
Samuel Fritsch of the Congregational
church officiating. The ceremony was
witnessed by the relatives of the bride
only, and immediately following the
couple left for Seattle and will spend
their honeymoon on the Pacific coast.
The bride, a charming girl of 20, is
a daughter of Billings, having first
seen the light of day in this city. Mr.
Berry is already well known to the
people of Billings, having lived *here
for two or three years prior to his
removal to New York, where he is
employed as a traveling salesman by
a large manufacturing house.
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