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TO HANG BY THE NECK
One of the Murderers of McRae and Allen Convicted of the Crime. W. W. CALDER TO HANG His Brother and Fisher Yet to Be Tried-The Case Attracted Great Attention. One by one the young murderers of Farquhar McRae and his sheepherder, John Allen, will surely be made to suffer the fullest penalty of the law. The trial of William Calder, the leader of the murderers, was commenced in Fergus county last Thursday and was given to the jury on Saturday. It didn't take the jury long to decide upon the guilt of the young fiend, for they were out only two hours, returning with a verdict of murder in the first degree. The death sentence will be passed upon him Friday. There is hardly a possibility of Calder's receiv ing a new trial, for the confession of his brother to Jeff Sherman, who cap tured them, is enough to convict them all. This is the first conviction of mur der in the first degree ever secured in Fergus county. The trial awakened deep interest throughout the two days of its progress and an audience of 800, which included 150 women, was in the court room at the clOse. The crime is too well known here to need repeating. J. C. Calder and J. E. Fisher, the two young men associat ed with the convicted man, will have their trials this week. The trio are known in Billings and never have borne any too good reputations. AN UNGRACIOUS REPLY. rhe County Clerk of Carbon Apparently is the Whole Push. Concerning the proposed bridge croess the Yellowstone river near manrel, which has been petitioned for by residents of this county and also of Jarbon county, the Red Lodge Picket .s authority for the following statement 'rom the board of commissioners of the atter county: "If the county of Yellowstone desires i bridge built across the Yellowstone sear Laurel, that bailiwick will have ;o pay the shot, for the commissioners )f Carbon county are averse to standing either half or any part of the expense. 'he letter written to them by County cierk Carwile, by order of the Yellow itone commissioners, wasn't very kind ly received by the Carbon county board, In that it was a trifle too previous. The county clerk wrote that the Yellow stone board had ordered him to inform bhe Carbon commissioners that the for ner would meet the latter at Laurel n the morning of Tuesday, the 11th lay of April, for the purpose 'of view ug the proposed site and discussing the said proposed bridge.' The Yellow tone commissionners can go to Laurel r some other place any old time they ,et ready, but they'll not be joined by he commissioners of Carbon, who agbled the joint bridge petition and hus floored the nsandate emanating rom the distinguished gentlemen com rising the honorable board of Yellow "tone county." The letter written by County Clerk Jarwile contained nothing but what was ordered by the commissioners of his county and it seems as though Jounty Clerk McLean, to whom the etter was addressed, has taken things n his own hands and we do not believe he honorable board of commissioners Af Carbon county will sanction any such oction. The following, which is a natter of the official proceedings of the Jarbon county board of March 9, shows 5hat the latter have not settled the bridge matter: "A petition for a bridge across the Yellowstone river at or near Laurel was presented; said bridge cost to be borne by Carbon and Yellowstone coun ies jointly. The matter was deferred or the present, as the board's time is ilready taken up with the court house notter." The board held a special meeting last week, when adjournment was ;aken until April 11, which in all probability means that they will meet with our county board at Laurel. Car bon county citizens will be benefited by laving this bridge erected as well as those of Yellowstone county. It might possibly result in drawing some little trade away from Carbon county, which might be taken as the reason for the above article from the Picket. THE DEVIL CAME. Lewas Morrison and Company Give a Splendid Rendition of 'Faust." The devil made his appearance in the Billings opera haose Saturday eight at the appointed hour and his soming was witna4e.p by a large and appreciative au oe. This was not the devil's first visit to our city, for soge of our theater-going people can as~ify to having aeen him twice before. ( i's'Very seldosFThat his Satanlc ajeuety shows himself so plainly to the or.d, but of late he is becoming less lotious. All who had the pleasure of ie" Lewis orson's company " f --doubly repaid for Alue andjoey spent.and besides am h legssn from the pro indeed, makes a splendid o" and lis supreme delight at *tms'. downfall was enough to make the sturdiest]eart quiver. Miss Mabel Morrison iaithe leading woman's role of "Marguerite" was faultless and throughout the play every man and woman in the house was in love with her. "Faust," as played by Edward Elsner, was just what one would have it if he were acting the part himself. The support was strong and the scenery correct. The Brocken scene, "Hell, in the heighth of its prosperity," was awe-inspiring, and there was a most magnificent shower of fire that made many shiver in their seats in anticipa tion of coming events. This is Mr. Morrison's last season in "Faust," as he will next year appear in the greatest historical drama of the rtage, "Frederick the Great," King of Prussia, which has been specially writ ten for him. AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING. M. Farrell Is Shot in the Leg by W. M. Johnson, a Sheepherder. An accidental shooting took place in Farrell & O'Grady's "loon Sunday morning, by which M. arrell, one of the proprietors, was\ de the target of a bullet from a revorver in the hands of W. M. Johnsolp Johnson had im bibed hnongh liquor to make him nigh crazy and whipped out a revolver for the purpose of having a little fun. After shooting into the ceiling a couple of times and while Farrell was trying to stop him,the revolver exploded strik ing Farrell in the right leg below the knee. Johnson was at once arrested and is now confined in the county jail, being charged with assault in the first degree, the information being made by County Attorney Johnston. Yesterday morning, after having slept off the effects of his debauch, Johnson asked Sheriff Hubbard why he was in jail and when told said he did not remember the occurrence at all. He and Farrell have known each other for years and have always been the best of friends. There was no trouble be tween them prior to the shooting, which leads to the belief that it was purely accidental, caused by an over indulgence of fire-water. Johnson is a sheepherder for Cab. Thomas and has borne a good reputation. MAX BENDIX TONIGHT. A Rare Musical Treat for the People of Billings. Max Bendix and his company of artists arrived from the west this morn ing and will give a musical treat at the opera house tonight. The opera house management has made effort to se onure something really e in a musical way, and has departe from the custom so far as to guaran e the company a good audience, nd e believe there are enough appreci e people in Billings to warrant this effort. It was Max Bendix, who, in company with Ysaye, Henry Marteau, Gerardy and Lachaume, helped to make up the great quintet of last season, which gave only five concerts in the five largest cities of the United States. He is recognized as one of two of the really great violin ists of the present day, and was for ten years concert-master of the Theodcre Thomas orchestra, which of itself is a guarantee of excellence. A large num ber of our leading people who are lovers of good music have signed for tickets to help sustain the guarantee given the company and Billings will without doubt take a good thing when within reach. AFTER A HORSE THIEF. A Sheriff from Wyoming Has Requisition Honored by Gov. Smith. A. W. Storm, sheriff of Crook county, Wyoming, was in the city Saturday on his way to Helena, where, on yester day, he presented to Governor Smith a requisition from Governor Richards of Wyoming for one W. E. Cunningham, wanted in Crook county to answer to the charge of grand larceny. The wtr rant which accompanied the requisition charged Cunningham with having taken and ridden away a horse belong ing to a ranchman by the name of W. H. Ross, in February of this year. Governor Smith honored the requisi tion and Sheriff Storm passed through Billings last night for Miles City, where Cunningham is in jail. He will probably return here tonight with his prisoner on his way home. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. A Northern Pacific Laborer at Huntley Has His Face Cut by a Falling Rock. The Huntley stone quarry, conducted by the Northern Pacific Railroad com pany, is receiving an unenviable record in the matter of accidents. Yesterday morning a new laborer, R. H. McKil lop, had started to work for the first time at the quarry, when in some un accountable manner he was struck in the face by a sharp stone, which split his left nostril open nearly to the eye, besides cutting a gash two or three inches long on the left cheek. He was put aboard the work train and brought to Billings and his injuries dressed by the company surgeon, Dr. Armstrong. BILLINGS LOOKS PROSPEROIUS. Deputy Treasurer George Hays Says His Town Is All Right. George Hays, deputy state treasurer, has returned from Billings, says the Helena Herald, where for several days he has been looking after some business matters. Mr. Hays says his home town has promise of a good season ahead, and that on the whole the citizens feel hopeful. The city is assured of the erection of a handsome library building. A large brewery will also be built during the coming summer. The ranohmen and stockmen are generally prosperous, and on the whole the county seat of Yellow stone county has nc complaints to offer on the score of slow times. "THE AVENGER." John Griffith Will Present It Saturday Evening. John Griffith and his strong company will present "The Avenger" at the Billings opera house next Saturday evening. He has appeared here in "Faust" and left so favorable an im pression that a large audience was as sured the moment this engagement was assured. The role of Laberedere in "The Avenger" is widely different from Mephisto in "Faust" and de mands a different degree of dramatic talent, but Mr. Griffith is fully equal to the part and displays the genius of the gifted actor in every line of his part. He is surrounded by a well-bal anced company and among them are some whose work demands special praise. This play has enough of rom ance about it to please the sentimental; enough thrilling climaxes to delight the lover of sensational drama and enough refinement to satisfy the criti cal, while the composition possesses that dramatic force which demands ex ceptional talent and appeals to the stu dent of high class plays. Mr. Griffith is peculiarly fitted for the part he es says and the personality which has made his success, combined with a love of his art, is brought out to good ad vantage. The special scpnery and cos tuming was adapted to the early part of the seventeenth century and was re alistic and beautiful. SHOULD REPLY PROMPTLY. Fruitgrowers of the State Are Asked Questions by Secretary Edwards. Secretary Edwards of the state board of horticulture is sending numeruos no tices, the following being a copy and which will be found self-explanatory. The gentleman has buckled down in earnest to the business assigned him and, if the fruit growers of the state assist him as they should, untold bene fits will arise from the contemplated investigation, The note is as follows: "The board of horticulture desires to secure as full information as possible as to damage done to fruit trees and also as to the prospects for fruit crop, and ask you to give them the very widest information possible. "State extent of injury by freezing to your orchard. "State what variety of trees have been injured most. "State how many trees you have. "State if you think small fruits have been injured. "State what are the prospects of a crop of the various fruits. "And also any other information you may be able to give." Mr. Edwards requests a prompt reply to his inquiries in order that he may embody the information obtained in his report to be made to the board early in the summer. Tell Your Sister A beautiful complexion is an impossibili ty without good pure blood, the sort that only exists in connection with good digestion, a healthy liver and bowels. Karl's Clover Root Tea acts directly on the bowels, liver and kidneys keeping them in perfect health. Price 25 cts. and 50 cts. Sold by Chapple D lug Co. tiENERAL STATE NEWS. A strike is on at the Belt coal mines, which have closed down indefinitely. The Hotel Leighton, the new build ing at Miles City, was opened informal ly Sunday. Big Timber needs more school room and the people seem at a loss to know what to do. The Methodists at Big Timber have commenced the erection of a parsonage, which is to be completed about the middle of May. The Methodist church in Lewistown has decided to have a grand jubilee dur ing the first week in May. They will cancel the church debt at that time. Those who were congratulating them selves that the state would come into possession of a lot of new arms and other equipments to take the place of those furnished the volunteers during the Spanish war, are doomed to disap pointment. The war department has notified the governors of the different states that all such equipments will be returned in kind. The receipts of the state lanud office for the four months ended Saturday were $42,300, as compared with $24, 300 for the same period of the preced ing fiscal year. The gain of $18.000 was due wholly to the increased acreage leased by the state. The land office does less business in the months report ed than in any other quarter of the year. With the receipts for the last four months as a basis, it is estimated that the total receipts of the state land office for the fiscal year will aggregate $180,000. Do You Know Consumption is preventable? Science has proven that, and also that neglect is suicidal. The worst cold or cough can be cured with Shiloh's Cough and Con sumption Cure. Sold on positive guar antee for over fifty years. Sold by Chapple Drug Co. A new mineral has been discovered. It was taken from the Gold Dollar mine at Cripple Creek, Col. It has been named Goldschmidtite, in honor of a distinguished German scientist. The discovery of this metal is said to form the "missing link" between the previously known tellurides of gold and silver. Mining men and mineralogists will be interested in the description of the new mineral, which was discovered by a professor in the university of Wis consin. How Is Your Wife ? Has she lost her beauty? If so, con stipation, indigestion, eick headache are principal caueee. Karl's Clover Root Tea has cured these ill for half a cen tury. Price 25 ota and f50 te.. Money refunded if results are not eatiesfactory. Sold by Chapple Drug Co. OTHER BIDWELL DEAD. Second of the Brothers Dies Three WeekL After His Brother's Death. The fate of the two Bidwell brothers, the famous forgers who did up the Bank of England a quarter of a century ago, securing a vast sum of money on forged bills of exchange and spent twenty years in an English prison for their crime and upon being released came to America and Montana for the purpose of beginning life anew, seems to have been sealed in Butte. Both have died there within three weeks of one anuother. Austin died three weeks ago of pneumonia. The other brother died Sunday. They died practically penniless, although they once had about $4,000,000 in cash. Both were known here through their canvassing for their book and meeting with well-known citizens. The race war is on in Arkansas and negroes are being slaughtered. The cause of the uprising is due to the kill ing of a prominent planter by a negro. On Every Bottle Of Shiloh's Consumption Cure is this guarantee: "All we ask of you is to use two-thirds of the contents of this bottle faithfully, then if you can say you are not benefited return the bottle to your druggist and he may refund the price paid." Price 25 cts., ,0 cts. and $1.00. Sold by Chapple Drug Co. TH3IDEBOArRD RIOBERT L. NIX, Prop. Mi.ed Drinks, Fine Liquors and Cigars. A Quiet Place for Business Men and Courteous Treatment. Montana Avenue, Center of Main Block' First Publication March 14. 1899.-3 SHERIFF'S SALE. L. H. Fenske vs. E. V. Hedges and Mrs. E. V. Hedges. To be sold at sheriff's sale on the first day of April, A. D. 1899, at 10 o'clock a. m., at the front door of the court house in Billings, Yellowstone county, Montana, the following prop erty belonging to the defendants: Lots 22, 28 and 24, in block 9, in the town of Stillwater (Columbus); also lot 2, in block 2, of Lavelle's addition to said towzl of Stillwater (Columbus), in the county of Yellowstone, state of Montana. Dated this 2nd day of March, 1899. GEO. W. HUBBARD, Sheriff. BILLINGS CHICAGO TIME CARD EAST- WE31'[ BOUND. S S' ATIONS. 1OUN017 DAILY. DAIL1 8:30 A N 0 Lv.. M! ILLINGS...Ar 7:03 P 10:01 A 61 Lv....Fort "nster....Ar 5:18 12:32 P 144 Ar..... Sherid.u.....Lv 205 v 7:80 P M 367 Ar.... Edgemont ....Lv 8:10 A 9:23 AM 396 Ar... Hot Springs ...Lv 600 P 12:30 P x 474 Ar.... Deadwood ....Lv 2:30 . x 9:27 P x 420 Ar.....Crawford.....Lv 609 A r 11:18 P x 477 Ar..... Alliance..... Lv 4:20 A . 8:10 A M 715 Ar... . Ravenna.....Lv I:40 P 9:45 A x 753 r...Grand Island...Lv 8:46 P x 1:00 P x 888 Ar .... Lincoln......Lv 6:15 P u 4:05 PM 898Ar......Omaha ......Lv 4:85 p a 8:05 P x 1088 Ar... Kansa City ...Lv 10:40 A p 7:19 A x 1812 Ar... ST. LOUIS ...Lv 8:45 P 8:20 A M 1881 Ar... CHICAGO ... Lv10)0 r' You Buy the Ticket and We'll do the Rest. Tickets sold and baggage checked to all polnt in the UnitedStatee. Vestibuled Pullman Palace Sleeping Care any FreeBeolining Chair Care. No change of ca ,between Billings and Kan One ohange of cars between Billings and Ch easo, and Billings and St. Iouis. For TimeTable. Mates. Maps, etc., call on o, addree. J. L, HARRINGTON, Agent, or H. B. SEGUR General Agent, Billinas, Montana. EGCS FOR fIATGCflIG There Are None Better to Be Had Than Ours. Our breeding pens were se lected and mated by I. K. Felch, President of the Amer. ican Poultry Association. Light Brahmas (,tFet), B. P. Rockh, White Leghorns, White Wyandottes. Eggs $2.50 per setting Two settings for $4.00 A limited amount of stock for sale. Address Riverside Poultry Go. TOSTON, MlrONT. 95-9 MOTT'S PENNYROYAL PILLS , They overcome \veakness. Irregu Sleitb y and onisbio.linereae vigor l rtl Wnisl l "'lails of Inoentrua tin.'l" lley al'e a Life .a-er." to girls at womanhood, aiding do velopment of organs and body. No known remedy for women equalo them. Cannot do harm-life be. 'comes a pleasntre. fi per box \.. ";. N tall. Sold b druulate. "TT CHEICAL O..Cleel. d,O. For Sale by Chapple Drug Co. e Dr. Williams' Indian in. Oatitfeita will cire Is.iald. Bau eoedig and ilnalt g l Piles. It absorbs tie tumors. allays the itching at oni'e. acts IL a poultice, gives instant re lief. Dr. Williams' Indian Pile Out. ment is prepared for Piles and Itch ing of the private parts. Every box is warranted. By druggists, by mail on re eipt of price. 50 cents and $1.00. WILLIAMS iANUFACTURING CO.. Props. Cleveland. h in For Sale by Chapple Drug Co. TAII l lLOST VITA O.. ' 4ERVITA MlO T AND MANHO(;> Lures Impotency, Night Emission: .n, vasting diseases, all effects of ,anF abuse, or excess and in:; cretion. Anervetonicai: blood builder. Brings i pink glow to pale cheeks a restores the fire of you:i By mail Oc per box: (1 i0r: for $2.50; with a written gilar:'; tee to cure or refund the 111~.uc NERVITA MEDICAL CC. ClInton 1 Jackson Se*'.. rHICACC, ' i. For Sale by Lieberg, Hlolmes & Cjalhoun. Druggist,. 1-10-ll Billings, Montana. --G--YEGEN YEE YEGEN YEGEN -YEGEN-- YEGEN BROS. SIz Fine Shoes for Ladies. Dry Goods and Notion ad. will appear next week. YEAEN BROS. I __ Dry Goods and Notion ad. will appear next week. [S SIlITH'S ...hlVERY STABhE... Twenty-Seventh St. 0rS," TOn UT P. IH. SMITH, Prop VAhLE & POTTER, ...THE DAISY... Saloon and Sample Rooms The Best Goods in LIQUORS #° CIGARS Billiard and Club Rooms Old Stand, Opposite Depot THE EXCHANGE ...SALOON... SCALLY & GO., Proprietors. Liquors and Cigars, Billiards and Pool, Fine Club Rooms. 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