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Failare of Heating Apparatus to
Arrive Will Retard Completion of
the Polytechnic BuIldings.
Many Have Written to School for
Rooms During Second Term and
Enrollment Will Be Second Largest
in State.
With an enrollment exceeded only
by the state agricultural college at
Bozeman, the Billings Polytechnic in
stitute will open its second term on
next Monday, January 3, in its old
quarters in the Odd Fellows building.
That the school must resume its ses
sions in cramped quarters downtown
is deeply regretted by those in charge,
but because of unavoidable delays in
the delivery of the heating apparatus
for the new buildings west of this
city the school will of necessity have
to hold its sessions for two weeks
more in rooms in the Odd Fellows
building. In speaking of the opening
of the second term E. T. Eaton, finan
cial director of the school, said:
"No one regrets the necessity of
reopening in the old quarters more
than we of the faculty, but it can not
-be helped, and for another two weeks
at the longest the Polytech will be
compelled to hold its classes in the
same rooms used during the first of
the term. We are confident that the
delay will not be for more than two
weeks, but the erection of the build
ings has been delayed so often that
we are not prepared to announce a
day definitely.
"The delay in the completion of the
new buildings can not be charged to
local causes, but is due entirely to
the switchmen's strike, which has
tied up a shipment of apparatus for
the heating plant, the very heart of
the buildings during this cold
weather. With the exception of the
heating plant and the pumping sta
tion the new buildings are ready. but
we can not hold school Without heat
and water, and until they can be
provided the old quarters will have
to do. When we move five buildings
will be ready, including the main hall,
which will be formally dedicated
about the first of February, and four
dormitories, one of which contains a
a large dining hall. A 'bus will be
run between the city and the school
for the benefit of the pupils pending
the builddng of the interurban line
past the school."
According to Director Eaton an
even 30 new pupils will register the
first of next week. Some of these
are in the city, others have written
and reservdd rooms, and all the for
mer out-of-town pupils have ex
pressed their determinations to return
and finish the year's work. When
school closed for the Christmas vaca
tion the enrollment had exceeded the
200 mark, the goal set for the first
year, and when it opens again next
Monday there will be more pupils at
tending the Billings Polytechnic in
stitute than there are enrolled in any
other educational institution of the
state with the exception of the state
agricultural college at Bozeman.
"And we will be ahead of the
Aggies when next fall comes," added
Mr. Eaton.
Laurel Citizens Will Float Issue for
Building of Sewers and
Water Works.
Because of numerous delays and the
fact that many of the citizens of the
new railroad town will not become
qualified voters before the first of the
year, the special election, scheduled
to take place in Laurel last month,
was postponed and will be held some
time early next month. It is felt
that the delay in calling the election
will work no particular delay in the
completion of the water works and
sewer systems, for all the prelim
inary work relative to the sale of the
issue and the awarding of the con
tracts can be disposed of before
spring, when work can begin.
The town of Laurel is being sup
plied with water from a standpipe
connected with the water works of
the Northern Pacific. The water is
sold at reasonable figures and a long
haul from the river is thus avoided.
The plans for the new water works
and sewer systems have been adopted,
and call for the creation of two reser
voirs on the bluffs north of the city,
the laying of several .miles of water
and sewer pipe and the erection of a
sewage disposal station near the Yel
lowstone river east of the city. For
this latter purpose a plot of ground
has been secured and it is said that
Laurel will be the first city on the
Yellowstone river which will comply
with the new state laws requiring
sewage water to be purified before it
is turned into a stream.
Julius P. Hansen and Miss Kath
erine Scheible were united in mar
riage yesterday afternoon by Justice
Smith in his offices in the Babcock
block. They will leave soon for the
Hansen ranch near Carneyville, Wyo.,
where they will make their home.
Gladys Norton, the young woman
charged with securing two suits at.
the Hayhurst store under questionable
circumstances several months ago, has
paid the fine imposed in a justice
court. •The appeal which she took to
the district court 'will be dismissed.
Sheepmen Admit That Cold Weather
Has Injured Sheep to Some Extent
in This Locality.
Commission Man Declares That All
Quotations On Wollobacks Are Up
in the Air and Makes Estimate of
Probable April Prices.
After weeks of anxiety for the safety
of their flocks, the sheepmen of this
county and nearby on the south and
east are beginning to acknowledge
that the cold snap has worked some
injury to the sheep interests. Bands
in the hills sustained losses in cases
where it was impossible to move the
sheep to feed and shelter. The injury
is being minimized as much as pos
sible and in no instance is a Mon
tana sheepman offering to sell his
band at a sacrifice, as is reported to
have been done in northern Wyoming.
In speaking of the local conditions a
Billings stockman declared:
"There is no use denying that the
cold of the past few weeks has worked
a great hardship on the flocks which
were far from shelter and feed. A few
of the weaker sheep have fallen by
the way, and some sheep, even if the
weather does moderate, as I believe it
is going to do, will die unless they are
placed in the "hospital." But the
damage to local bands has not been
very great and the calamity howlers
who say that the cold weather will put
,the sheepmen of the Yellowstone out
of business are woeful:ly mistaken.
"There is a great abundance of good
feed on the range, but the ewes and
lambs are finding it hard to get at it.
The succeeding spells of cold and
warm weather have formed a crust of
about six inches in depth which a man
can walk over without breaking, and
of course the sheep cannot get through
this to the feed."
In commenting on the Wyoming sit
uation, a local commission man de
"I am trying to find out if there
is any truth in the rumors that Wyo
ruing sheepmen have suffered much
through the storm. Toward that end
I am sending out a great many let
ters where bands of any size are be
ing offered at $1 a head, as was re
porte' a 'few days ago. I was talk
ing with a sheepman from Cody yes
terday, who said that some sheep
had died as the result of the storm
and that snow to a depth of a foot
covers the range in the western part
of the Big Horn basin. Sheepmen
from Pompey's Pillar and to the east
report that some sheep are dying, but
no great loss is reported.
"The market is up in the air and
it is absolutely impossible to fix any
local prices. Just what effect the
winter will have on prices next April
is hard to determine, but I should
judge that lambs purchased at $3.50
this fall will have to bring at least
$5.25 between April 1 and 15 if the
sheepmen are going to break even on
them. This will include all expense
of feed, taxes, loss and interest on
the investment, and is based on figur
ing hay at not over $5 a ton. As a
matter of fact hay cannot be obtained
now at that figure. The latest sale of
hay I heard was at $12 a ton, and
there is plenty of it in the valley,
which the farmers are holding off the
market for even higher prices."
Remains of Mrs. A. C. Spencer To Be
Buried at Old Home.
The body of Mrs. A. C. Spencer, wife
of County Auditor Spencer of Red
Lodge, who died in Red Lodge Tues
day evening, reached Billings last
night and will leave this city on No.
4 tonight for the former home of the
deceased in the East. Mrs. Spencer,
a daughter of C. L. Wilcox of 118
Clark avenue, was well known in this
city, having lived here a number of
years. Death was caused by blood
poisoning following the birth of a son
on I)ecember 16.
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I. D). O'Donnell Gives Flattering De
scription of Assembly of State
Teachers at Bozeman.
I. I). O'l)onnell, a member of the
Billings school board who has been
attending the sessions of the 1Montana
Teachers' institute at Bozeman and
who delivered an address before the
convention Wednesday. returned to
Billings yesterday with a glowing de
scription of the success of the con
vention and the manner in which the
city of Bozeman entertained the
teachers and instructors of the state.
Mr. O'Donnell said:
'The institute was by far the most
successful and the best attended that
the teachers of the state have held.
The program was especially well ar
ranged, and it is my opinion that
every teacher who attended was
greatly benefited by what he or she
saw and heard at those meetings.
"Billings was well represented, and
County Superintendent Sara E. Morse
showed herself to be more than an
able speaker in the way she respond
ed to the greeting of the city of Boze
man on the first day of the gathering.
Superintendent Nye of this city took
hotween 35 and 40 new memllberships
to the convention from this city and
the total membership registered. over
300. was the largest identified with
the work of the state association.
Whon I left Ilozeman the IBillings
deleg:tion was making a fight for the
Iinext convention, with no opplosition
X('el)lt tHunters Ilot Springs, and with
what appearedu'l to me to . a ood
c'hlan re to will.
Next Session of State Teachers' Asso
dation Will Meet in This City
In December, 1910.
Dr. Swain of State Normal Named as
President While Mrs. Morse of This
City Will Be Secretary-Prof. Nye
on Executive Board.
Triumphant over having secured
the 25th session of the Montana
Teachers' association for this city and
declaring that the meetings which
have just closed in Bozeman have
been of inestimable value to the
workers in the public schools, the
Billings delegation to the Bozeman
meetings returned to this city last
night and have pledged their undi
vided attention from this time until
the calling of next year's convention
toward making the meetings in Bill
ings even more of a success than
those which have just closed. In
speaking of the matter County Super
intendent of Schools Sara E. Morse
said yesterday evening:
"We shall expect every citizen of
Billings to aid us in making the en
tertainment of the state teachers next
December fully in keeping with Bill
ings's standing reputation for hos
pitality. This is the first time that
the association has agreed to meet as
far east as Billings, and in getting
the convention of 1910 the delega
tion from this city had the undivided
support of every member present
who lives in the eastern part of the
state and in the Yellowstone valley.
For this aid we are deeply grateful,
and we shall repay it by making next
year's gathering an exceptionally
good one."
In the session which yesterday
brought the Bozemen meetings to a
close officers for the coming year.
were elected, two Billings educators
receiving honors in this line. The
newly elected officers are Dr. Swain
of the state normal, Dillon, president;
B. E. Coan, Chouteau, first vice presi
dent: W. C. Ryan. Big Timber, second
vice president; W. Davis, Deer Lodge,
third vice president: Dr. Clark, Dil
lon, treasurer: Mrs. Sara E. Morse.
Billings, secretary. Prof. Ward H.
Nye of the Billings schools was elect
ed as a member of the executive board
to serve for a term of three years.
Bell TelephQue (omlpany to ('o-Ope
rate With Government inl sound
ing Death of 1909.
There will be no guessing about the
exact minute that the year 1909 ceases
to be and the year 1910 begins this
evening, for the Rocky Mountain Bell
Telephone company, acting in co-ope
ration with the government, has taken
upon itself the task of informing every
citizen in Billings and every city in
the land where its wires are strung
just when the old year passes out and
the new year comes in. Such is the
information contained in a telegram
received yesterday by Manager II. G.
Long of the Billings office, and, oc
cording to Mr. Long, the company is
anxious to do the striking of the mid
night hour for all its patrons and for
all clubs and gatherings where the
signal will be appreciateG.
Back in the national capital there
is a government observatoty which is
to this country what Greenwich is to
England.. It is in this building that
I-ncle Sam regulates the time. and
tonight at 11:55, 12:55, 1:55 and 2:55
the telegraph wires of the Bell com
pany will be cleared so that the in
struments may be set ticking as the
big government clock tolls off the
hour of midnight. At exactly 2 o'clock
by the government clock the signal
will be given which will tell of the
passing of the year to those living in
the western time zone, and the signal
will be instantaneously transmitted to
the Bell office in this city, where all
telephones connected for the signal
will be set jangling.
Mr. Long says that all gatherings
which will appreciate the service will
be welcomed to it, and urges that
these desiring to be informed via the
1(el wires will notify the office today.
ucecombs to Attack of Pneumonia
After Illness of a Week.
Alvin Godwin, aged 60 years and
a resident of this vicinity for the past
four years, died yesterday morning
at a local institution after an illness
of but a week, death being due to an
attack of pneumonia. The deceased
is survived by four children, June
Godwin and Mrs. N. P. Phillips of
614 North Twenty-sixth street, and
.lohn and Dean Godwin of Utica, Ill.
Mr. Godwin, a native of Illinois,
spent the greater part of his life in
that state, coming to Billings about
four years ago and for a time farm
ing :n the Billings bench. Arrange
ments for the funeral will not be
made until it is definitely learned
when the two sons living in Utica.
Ill.. can reach this city.
Licenses were issued by Clerk Jones
of the district court yesterday for the
marriage of the following couples:
Charles E. Mitchell of Broadview and
\liss Edith Richmond of Camden. N.
.I ; lHenry Ostwalt and Miss Lizzie
IKrum. both of Laurel; Julius i. Flan
~,n of ('larneysville. \Wyo., and Miss
lKatherine Schuble of Len.mon. S. I).;
;I,. Vales and Miss Helen i. Blrad
:.,rd. both of Litingston.
Best Musical Talent in City Will Be
On Program at Y. M. C. A.
Organizations of Young Ladies and
Young Men Will Jointly Be Hosts
and Hostesses to the People of Bill.
nugs-All Invited.
With all its halls gaily decorated
especially for the occasion the Y. M. C.
A. building will tomorrow 'be thrown
open to the public in the New Year
reception which will be given jointly
by the Young Women's and Young
Men's Christian associations of this
city. In the reception line will be a
number of the members of the boards
of trustees of the two organizations,
and the members of the two associa
tions will unite in an endeavor to
make the reception one of the leading
events of the 'winter and a fitting
precedent for the establishment of the
New Year reception as a feature of the
day in years following.
The hours of the reception are from
2 to 10 and an invitation is extended
to every man, woman and child to
attend and to inspect the association
building. For the occasion some of
the best musical talent of the city has
been obtained; Smith's orchestra has;
been engaged, Prof. Clarence Pease,
W. B. Calhoun and C. M. Talcott will
render vocal solos, Mrs. Charles C.
Brown is on the program for a violin
solo and there 'will be readings by
Miss Imojean Earl and R. T. W. Duke.
The program will begin at 8 o'clock,
but throughout the hours of the re
ception there will be numerous fea
tures of interest to those to- whom the
association and its work are strangers.
Two basketball games have been
scheduled to demonstrate the 'physical
work of ,the association, the first be
ing in the afternoon and between the
junior teams of Laurel high school and
the Billings Y. M. C. A., and the sec
ond being in the evening and between
two teams of the local association. No
admission will be charged to the
games, they being for the purpose of
giving the people of Billings a chance
to see how gymnasium work is carried
on in the association.
Refreshments will be served during
the evening.
Former Billings Man Has Million
Dollar Job for New York.
The news has reached this city that
Jules Breuchaud, a former citizen of
Billings, has been awarded the con
tract for the construction of the head
works of the water system which will
carry the water of the Catskills into
the city of New York and will insur°
the metropolis of the country a con
;tant suppiy of u)nre water. Ills bid
for the work was $1,146,000. He has
also been associated with the firm
of Coleman, Breuchaud & Coleman,
which is erecting the $8,000,000 Cro
ton dam, a part of the water works
Mr. Breuchaud came to Billings at
the time of the construction of the
Northern Pacific and made this city
his home for a number of years in
the pioneer days. At one time he
owned considerable land lying west
of this city, now owned by the Subur
ban Homes company, and is well re
membered by all the pioneers of the
Broadview Contractor Has Poor Opin
ion of Train Service Which
Delays Bride's Arrival.
Yesterday was by no means a happy
24 hours for one Charles E. .Mitchell
of Broadview, who spent the day in
meeting trains and saying mean things
about the railway service and the cold
weather wnich prevented his bride-to
be from arriving in Billings on sched
ule time. For yesterday morning Mr.
Mitchell, who is a well-known con
tractoru of the thriving town in the
Lake basin, appeared at the office of
the clerk of the district court and ap
plied for a marriage license. then en
gaged the services of Dr. II. Samuel
Fritsch for 1 o'clock in the afternoon,
after which he went to the station,
only to be informed that No. 1, the
train on which Miss Edith Richmond.
formerly of Camden, N. .1., was sup
posed to be a passenger, was four
hours late.
But the arrival of No. I brought no
joy to the waiting groom, for Miss
Richmond did not descend from the
steps of the Pullman. A telegram,
however, appeared to announce that
his bride had missed train connec
tions in St. Paul and that she -would
come on the next train. As matters
stood at a late hour last evening the
bride was scheduled to arrive early
this morning and the services of the
Congregational minister have been de
ferred until this morning at 10 o'clock.
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Josephine Stickney began proceed
ings against Fred l. Stikney in the
district court yesterday to obtain a di
vorce. They were married in St. Paul
nearly six years ago. It is charged
that the defendant has failed to sup
port her, although able to earn $100 a
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KANSAS CITY, lDec. 29. -Bitter
cold weather prevailed in the Mis
souri valley today. the temlperature
ranging froni zero at Kansas ('itv to
20 helow at llnron. S. D.
Teddy Ferrell, Improved by a Month
of Training, Shows Remarkable
Three Times Local Wrestler Had Ger.
man Down, but Could Not Complete
the Fall-Refuses to Finish With
Strangle Hold.
After two hours of as good 'wrest
ling as has been seen in the state the
match last night between Teddy Fer
rell, the local champion, and Carl
Busch, middleweight champion of Ger
many, was declared a draw. The hon
ors of the event go to Ferrell, who,
by consistent training, has developed
wonderful speed during the past
month and who thrice had Busch at a
distinct disadvantage, but failed to
make good the opportunities offered
But the draw was by no means a dis
credit to Busch. The German was. in
the game from start to finish, but the
greater height and weight and the
training which Ferrell has received
from Professor Button were against
him and never did' he succeed in get
ting the local man off the mat, as 'was
the case in their first meeting on
Thanksgiving day. Ferrell played de
cidedly more of an aggressive game
than he did on Turkey day and showed
up in a way which speaks well for his
aspirations for a berth as one of the
foremost wrestlers of the country.
At the close of two hours of even
struggling a halt was called and
Busch offered to finish the match with
the strangle hold allowed. But to this
Ferrell would not consent, as he is
practically an amateur at the game
and has not been trained for this style
of wrestling. The two men then shook
hands and expressed the hope that
another match could be arranged in
the near future.
Ferrell had trained down to 198 for
the match and was in much better
condition than on the date of the first
Busch will leave the city today for
Sheridan to wrestle Stanley this even
ing. He will continue to make his
headquarters in this city. A subse
quent match to dispose of the divided
honors of last night will be arranged.
I wenty-first Annual Ball of Volun
teer Hose Company Will Be
Held Tonight.
For the twenty-first time in the his
tory of the Maverick Hose company
the members of that organization will
spend this evening watching the old
year out and the new year in, the
watch meeting to be held in the Coli
scum and dancing to be the principal
diversion of the hours immediately
preceding and following the death of
the old and the birth of the new year.
The Maverick ball, like the Maverick
banqueit, is one of the history mark
lng features of the organization, and
the committee in charge of the ball
this year has spared neither time nor
expense in its preparations toward
making the ball of 1909-1910 one of
the greatest events of the winter's
social calendar.
The dance, incidentally the last that
will be held in the Coliseum for some
Itime, for the building is soon to be
turned into a skating rink, promises
to be largely attended. Smith's or
chestra has been secured for the oc
casion and everyone in the city.
whether identified with the organiza
tion which in the days of old saved
Billings from many a disastrous fire,
or not, is invited to join with the hose
Scompany in dancing the old year out
and the new year in.
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('iconi. Detained at Ellis Island,
Claims to Have Property Worth
Thousands at Ruby.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.--Jose Ciconi, a
would-be Hungarian emigrant, is a
most unfortunate person. tHe cannotl
get his release from Ellis Island until
he tiles a heavy bond and he cannot
get a bond, he says, until he goes to
Ruby. Mont., and claims the fortune
that his brother has left him there.
Ciconi has a through ticket to Rubly,
where, he says, his son, Jacob, is liv
ing. lls brother Henry died there a
month ago, leaving him a fortune
which he estimates at several hundredi
thousand dollars.
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From Wednesday's Daily.
W. J. Hawkins, general agent of the
Northern Pacific in Laurel and for
merly chief clerk of the freig'ht office
in this city, was in Billings yester
day, en route to Shawnee, Okla., where
he was called to attend to the removal
of the body of an uncle to his former
home in Red Oak, Iowa. The uncle
was killed in a boiler explosion a few
days ago, the sad news reaching Mr.
Hawkins yesterday.
GIUTiIRIE, Okla., Dec. 30.-Ill
treatmtent of patients, lack of heating
facilities, unsanitary food, untrained
nIlturses and attendants, and negligence
on the part of the suplerinltentdenlt are
(harged inll special report to Gov
rln Haskell on conditions in the
:iNto insane asylumn at Fort Supply.
1:11, today by .Miss Kate Iilarnard,
*at' (co() uissioneltr of charities and
In Compliance With Request of Coun
ell City Engineer Corn Will
Submit Estimates Soon.
Office of Engineer Is Filled With
Samples of Brick, Wood Blocks and
Other Paving Materials Sent in
Anticipation of Improvements.
In accordance with a recent request
of the city council that he prepare an
exhaustive report of the various kinds
of paving material which will be suit
able for annihilating the mud and
slime of the main streets of the city,
City Engineer W. S. Corn has been
engaged during the recent cold and
stormy days in preparing estimates
of the cost of paving with various
materials and will at an early meet
ing of the council, probably on Jan
uary 4, present to that body his opin
ions and figures on the work. The
report will be studied thoroughly by
the council members and will be
made public that the property owners
who will create the improvement dis
tricts for the paving may be given
an opportunity to determine the class
of paving material desired before the
creation of the districts.
Ever since the paving movement
was started last fall the city offices
have been the recipients of numerous
samples of different kinds of material,
sent by firms who are after the con
tract for supplying the wood, brick or
stone, as may be selected. Mr. Corn
has samples of almost every kind of
paving material in general use, and
the public is always welcome to in
spect these samples, which are kept
at the city hall.
The Carbolineum Wood Preserving
company of Portland, Ore., yesterday
submitted a wood block, treated by a
slightly different process than is usu
ally used in creosote block work, and
which has been in use on Fourth
avenue in Portland for the last nine
years. Except for dirt stains the
block is said to be in almost the
same condition as when it was placed
in the Portland street, the exposed
edge being worn but slightly.
Saml)les of wood blocks from other
concerns are more in evidence than
other classes of paving material, and
it is said that the majority of the
council favors accepting the advice of
the city engineer of Minneapolis and
using creosote blocks. It is pointed
out by the advocates of the wood
block paving that the material wears
enually as well as brick in that it has
been in use on the streets of some
eastern cities from 25 to 35 years, and
that it is better material than brick
in that it makes an almost noiseless
pavement and is easier on horses.
From the standpoint of cost brick
pavement will have the advantage
over other materials if it can be pro
duced in Billings. If the material has
to be shipped in it is claimed that
wood will cost no more than brick.
Local clays, submitted to the vitrify
ing process, have been transformed
into as hard a -brick as that used in
eastern cities, and the brick will have
staunch ade'ocates when materials are
up for selection.
J.. D. O'Donnell had this to say of
materials at a recent meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce:
"I am heartily in favor of boosting
the home product whenever it is pos
iable, and toward that end I would
like to see Billings made brick given
preference in the paving of the
streets of the city. It is a simple
matter to fully determine whether or
not local shale will make a suitable
paving material. I have been told
that private tests have shown that we
have an abundance of good paving
shale in Yellowstone county. And
toward that end I would advocate
that, before any steps are taken in
the selection of a paving material, the
city have an official test of Billings
material made to fully determine
whether or not paving brick can be
obtained here before any other mate
rial is considered."
PITTSBURG, Dec. 30.-With the
thermometer registered zero and in
some places from 3 to 7 degrees below
zero, western Pennsylvania tonight is
in the grip of a bitterly cold blizzard,
accompanied by snow flurries and
high winds.
From the outlying mountain dis
tricts reports of deaths due to expo
sure are coming in. In Greater Pitts
burg several deaths have been re
Jolted Out of Box It Is Found Five
Miles Back by Sheriff's
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 30.-Sheriff lien
nett and a posse left Rocky Spur
Tuesday night with the body of J.ohn
McCllntock, who had been killed by a
sheep herder.
When they were ready to remove the
corpse from the wagon at Nampa yes
terday morning, they were more than
astonished to find it missing.
Mutual assurances were exchanged
that the body was in a pine box in the
vehicle when the journey was begun.
The box was still on hand but it was
The driver started back over the
rough mountain road and at a point
five miles from Nampa discovered the
mortal remains of McClintock where'
they had heen jolted from the wagon.
An inquesl t will be held today.
The shooting was done by Lafe Roe
in a dispulte over rlnge. Roe ciainims
self defense.
Brought About by Further Bedueties,
in Estimates of Argentina's
Transactions in December Decreased,.
but Prices Well Maintained-- ay
Was 'Strong and Closes at Almost
the High Point-Corn Firm.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30.-Further reduc
tions in the estimates of the amount of
wheat in Aregentina lwhidh will be
available for export from the new crop
caused considerable bullish sentiment.
in the market here today. Trading in
the December delivery was light and
the price of that option ranged be
tween $1.1714 and $1.19. May sold
between $1.11% and $1.12%. The close
was strong at about the high point,
final quotations on Mlay 'being $1.12%;
December closing at $1.18%.
An improved shipping demand fromnt
the East contributed to the late firm
ness in the corn market. The close
was firm, with prices 1/@%c to %c
Trading in oats was dull. The close
was firm at almost the top with prices
8@1/4%c to ,.c higher.
Provisions closed fairly steady with
prices a shade lower to 7½c higher.
Live Stock Quotations
Chicago Livestock.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30.--Cattle--Re
ceipts, estimated at 9,000. Market 10
;,l5c lower. Beeves, $4.10@7.90;
Texas steers, $4.00@4.85; western
steers, $4.00@6.10; stockers and feed
ers, $3.00t 5.20; cows and 'heifers,
$2.00@ 5.20; calves, $7.20@9.50.
Hogs-Receipts, estimated at 18,000.
Market steady. Light, $8.10@8.55;
mixed. $8.256t8.70; heavy, $8.300
8.70; rough, $8.25@8.50; good to choice
heavy, $8.50q 8.70; pigs, $7.25@8.15;
bulk of sales, $8.30@8.55.
Sheep -Receipts, estimated at 15,000.
M.larket steady. Native, $3.50@5.70;
western, $3.60 i5,.70; yearlings, $6.50
it7.50; lambs. native, $5.70@8.35;
we-stern, $5.75 D8.30.
Omaha Livestock.
SOUTHII OMAHA, Dec. 30.-Cattle
Receipts, 3,500 head. Market slow to
10c lower. Native steers, $4.00@8.00;
western steers, $3.50@6.25; cows and
heifers, $2.75@'4.40; stockers and feed
ers, $2.75(@j5.15; calves, $3.50@7.75.
Hogs-Receipts, 5,700. Market 'was
steady. Heavy, $8.32%@8.40; mixed.
$8.30@8.35; light, $8.20@8.35; pigs.
$6.75@7.75; bulk of sales, $8.30@8.35.
Sheep--Receipts, 8,800. Market slaw
to 10c lower. Yearlings, $5.75D7.00;
wethers, $5.25i 5.60; ewes, $4.50@5.50;
lambs, $7.00@8.10.
Minneapolis Grain.
.\INNEAPOLIS, Minn.. l)ec. 30.
Wheat-Dec., $1.12; May, $1.11%;
cash, No. 1 hard, $1.121@1.13% ; No.
1 northern, $1.12((,l.13/4%; No. 2 north
ern, $1.10.rll.ll4; No. 3 northern.
Corn-No. 3, yellow, 5834@591c.
Oats--No. 3, white, 43Ctt437%c.
Rye-No. 2, 73% .74 %c.
New York Sugar.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-Raw sugar.
steady; Muscovado, 89 test, $3.52; cen
trifugal, 96 test, $4.02 molasses sugar.
89 test, $3.27; refined, steady.
Minneapolis Flax.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 3,.
Flax closed at $2.07%.
New York Hides.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-Hides, dull.
Basketball Team Provides Itself With
Some Striking Advertisements
for Minnesota Towns.
True to the practice of every other
association and individual of Billings
the Billings Basketball Bunch, better
known as the Triple Bs, are prepar
ing to let the citizens of the Minne
sota towns in which they are sched
uled to play know just what part
of the West they come trom and how
good a place it is to go to for a new
Not content with garbing them
selves in uniforms which can not hell)
but attract wide attention, the quint.
under the management of Lieutenant
E. P. Neill, has provided itself with
a thousand large posters bearing the
pictures of the team and with every
available inch of space that is not
required for announcing the time and
place of the coming game, occupied
with catchy lines and figures regard
Ing the growth of Billings and the
unusual opportunities offered for the
new settler. The posters are sure to
attract attention, as they will be lib
erally distributed prior to the game
in each town where the team will
play. They bear, In addition to the
advertising of Billings, the slogans of
the Chamber of Commerce and the
address of the secretary of that or
ganization with the injunction to
"write the secretary for more litera
The last date for a game with the
Triple Bs was filled last night when
the team of Bismarck, N. D., tele
graphed its acceptance of the chal
lenge of the Billings quint. As the
schedule stands the team will play
12 games, going as far east as Red
Wing, Minn.. and will leave this city
on January 10 with the expectationl
of being gone two weeks.
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