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W atch ests. Call at THE SUS FASHION and learn what is going on in the Dry Goods World. 1 BILLINGS. MONT. LEE EISENBERG. ýýýMIIºý+1#fýý+1ý+1.NMºM ý +«iitii lt»R MM+ ý 1º+I lrý #º+IiMýRr +ý# NORTHERN P&OIFIC TRAINS. WEST BOUND. ABRIVES. DEPARTS Mail No. 1..............1:40 a. in. 1:50 p. In EAS'T' BOUND. ARRIVES. DEPARTS Mail No. 2............ 7:50 a. in. 8:00 a. in RED LODGE BRANCH. ARRIVEs. DEPRARTR Accommodation .......7:00 p. r. 6:80I a. in, Daily Except Sunday. GEBO, BRIDGER & CARBON BRANCH, ARRIVE.' I)IEPART., Acco inlodation ........i::0 p. in. 7:30 a. in. Daily except Sunday. H. N. KENNEDY. Agent. BURLINGTON TRAINS. EAST BOUND. DEPARTS. Passenger No. 42................ 8:30 a. im. Freight No. 46 ................. 10:05 a. in. WEST B(OUNI). ARRIVER. Passenger No. 41 .............7:03 p. in. Freight No. 45 ...................6:00 a. m. J. L. HARRINGTON, Agent. BILLINGS POSTOFFICE. General Delivery. .. 8:00 ia. in. to 7:00 p. in. Sundays .......... 9:00 a. Iin. to10:80 a. in. Money Order Dept.. 8:00 a. In. to 15:80 p. in. MAIL OLOSES. Train No. 1-Western............ 9:30 a. in. Tl'rain No. :3-W'estlrnl ........... 9:00 p. nm. Train No. 2-Eastern ............ 9:00 p. In. Train No. 4-Eastern .......... 9:00 p. ii. Train No. 42-Burliiigton....... . 8:00 a. in !'rain No. 21-Red Lodge, Mont., and Big Horn county, Wyo.... 9:00 p. in. Stage-Lavina and north ......... :45 a. in. Stage-Pryor and south .......... i:45 . m. L. F. B.\B('OCK. Postmaster. LOCAL NOTES. -Real estate and insurance is W. B. George's hobby and he knows how to work it. * -Peters, the tailor, is still leading. See his suits to measure at $15, pants at $5, and up. * -Two new commodious frame cot tages are contemplated for Twenty sixth street north. -The Masonic lodge room is being repapered, repainted and otherwise improved in appearance. -If you have any real estate yoo wish to dispose of, just call on W. B. George. He can sell it for you. * !¶ The Babcock Hardware company affd Yellowstone Valley mills are sport ing a new wagon truck, which is a beauty. r. and Mrs. C. H. Hess have talen rooms at Dr. Selbrede's new resi denoe, where they are at home to friends. -Billings will soon have as ma. trucks on its streets as cities nany times larger. Gearld Panton's transfer is the latest. -"All the latest and freshest of everything in the meat, vegetable and fruit line" is the motto of the Central Meat Market. -The city sprinkler took a vacation yesterday afternoon, the elements sprinkling the street in the good old fashioned way. 14. j. Gilsdorf is building a brick addition 25x60 feet to his meat market on Minnesota avenue, the same to be need as a cold storage. -I will give $5 reward to any per son who will reveal to me the name of the person who has been cutting up Ind destroying mny signs. Frank Meyer. * BILLINGS" MERCANTILE* Co. Revolution of Prices. *T IIE MERCANTILE'S revolution of prices is now universally acknowledged as Billings' most imlportant trade feature--and the fact that Billings' best posted shoppers do their trading at the Mercantile is a verv substantial reason why visitors in Billings should make this their bargain headquarters. To substantially show our appreciation of the very liberal support heretofore extend ed by making sqch noticeably low prices throughout our house as must command attention from.a1ll economical buyers and convince our numerous patrons of our determination to maintain their continued patronage: Ladies' House Wrappers, 81.2`) quality; 79 Ladies' Extra Qunality Heamless Hose in Black for..................................... C and Tan, regula 20c 2 air for 2 Ladies Shirt Waiste, values up to 1.0; quality..... ..........r Ladles' Fine Quality Gauze Vests, taped Ladies' Sailor Hats, values up to 75c; 3c necks, regular 12tu grade; now, each .... 8 }C Ladies' Linen Sk: ats, 1.50 quality; Men's Extra Quality $1.25 Shirts, all style, 75c for . X 95 and colorings; now......... o..c 10 pieces 40-inoh Lawns, natual value `20; Sie Men's Good Grade Workin Shirt, 2 for 7 for ..... values up to (65 eaob; cailoe.... 2 for 7 13 -That Sunday dinner will be lack ing in some feature if you fail to call on the Central Meat Market and let them fill your order. -The fashionable lodging house to be erected by Dors. M. B. Rademaker will be of brick and stone, instead of being a frame as reported. -The local market is resplendent with everything that the inner man could wish for. Let the Central Meat Market fill your order for Sunday din nor. -The city's new sprinkler has ar rived and is doing good service on the streets. It is a daisy and throws two heavy streams that keep the streets wet down in good shape. i-P. Swanson, who is now pulling the throttle on the Rocky 'Fork branch, has moved his family to Billings and taken possession of the house formerly occupied by Fred Tows. -George H. Wright, formerly pub lisher of the Livingston Enterprise, has purchased the interest of Messrs. Pig gott and French in the Piggott-French. Greenberg Printing company of Spo kune.; j.7Ihe honor of having received the highest price paid for a Custer or Daw son county wool clip this season be longs to William Lindsey. Mr. Lindsey sold his wool at Glendive for 183 cents. -Senator Oscar Gruwell expects to l the contract this week for the stone foundation work to his new store build ing and when this is completed he may decide to erect the flue three-story structure this year. -Richard Ruyter, the gentleman who was hurt about ten days ago in John Chapman's runaway near Red Lodge, is in the city receiving treat ment. He was pretty badly used up, but is improving and able to be about. -Bozeman Chronicle: Phil Galla her of the Bear creek coal mines came up from Billings on Saturday. Phil was arrayed in a suit of Filipino clothes, but fortunately had an over coat with him. It is quite evident that riown about Billings the weather is also warm. -An advertisement elsewhere an a unces that bids for the excavation sid rook for the foundation of the Parmly Billings Memorial library will be received by the secetary, J. D. Matheson, up to August 2, which means that active work is soon to com nonce on the new library building. /,.Don, the 11-year-old son of George M. Hays, deputy state treasurer, fell from the tower of a windmill near lelena Tuesday and was badly hurt. Fhe lad fell about twenty feet, strik ng on his head, and was for a time *endered unconscious. No bones were roken, but the boy received an awful rbaking up. -"Time wasted is money lost," is a notto in these days of progressiveness, bud so thought Geo. Soule when he rad to cut lead pipe the old-fashioned vay-by hand. Therefore he has ad led a pipe cutter of the latest inven ion and one that will greatly aid him n his work. It will be run by power eud can be managed by a boy. -Sheridan Post: Don Spear came I n from the mountains Monday, where I ie has charge of 2,000 head of cattle. t le is holding them at the head of I .odge Grass and says the feed is very f Ine. He expects his brother Willis to a uload about 500 head at Aberdeen in I bout a week. The Spear Bros. are etting to be our leading cattle dealers 1 nd may the best of luck attend them. c -The county commissioners con; pleted their work as an equalization board Wednesday evening and ad journed until August 2, when they will sit to hear kicks against raising assess. mens, which they did to the amount of about $100,000. That there will be many objections to the action of the commissioners goes without saying. Ira . Whitney, clerk of the Bill. in.` ool board, has wired Miss Etta A obinsou of Cedar Falls, Ia., asking she would accept the fposition of teacher of the eighth and ninth grades. Miss Jessie Holt of Dillon, who was elected to the position, had accepted another position before she was elected here. Miss Robinson has not yet been heard from, but it is believed she will accept. -The supreme court Wednesday de nied the motion for a rehearing in the W. O. Brooks murder case, in which the judgment of the lower court was recently affirmed. The court on that day also ordered that in the case of the Yellowstone National bank vs. Gagnon, appellant provide before August 16 a transcript devoid of inter lineations and more in conformity with the court's rules. -Livingston Post: Conductor Gor don was in town Sunday evening from a trip to Helena. He will run out of this city this summer, having tired of the branch runs on which he has worked so long. Mr. Gordon's family will be domiciled in Billings, where Mr. Gordon owns twenty acres of good property near enough to the business center of the town to be worth a great deal of money in a few years. -Claptain William Astor Chanler, congressman from New York, is the president of the Now York Star, which is giving away a $40 bicycle daily, as offered by their advertisement in another column. Hoen. Amos J. Cum mings, member of congress, Colonel Asa Bird Gardner, district attorney of New York, ex-Governor Hogg of Texas and Colonel Fred Feigl of New York are among the well-known names in their board of directors. * -Red Lodge Picket: Negro Brooks, the wife murderer of Billings, will have to stretch hemp for his black crime. It was a dark deed and the supreme court coincides with the lower tribunal in arriving at the conclusion that the black cap will better become the nigger than a light sentence. If Sheriff Hubbard would like to have the hanging of the colored individual Dunn up brown he should secure ti .ssistance of Carbon county's execu tionner. -A fine iob of nnttinu in hnt wantr -A fine job of putting in hot water heating and plumbing has just been completed by Geo. Soule in the new residence of Alderman Chas. Spear. Mr. Soule is an expert in this line, and his work is appreciated, whioh is shown by the contracts he is receiving. He is putting in the steam heating apparatus in the Armory build ing, which is to bo used as a hotel, and is also placing hot water heating and plumbing in the Thos. Linton block, ooupied by the Exchange saloon. -Complaints from Montana and 3ther western points about the present unsatisfactory train service on the Northern Pacific due to the heavy busi sess will probably result in the adop ion of the double-header system on all ,oast trains by both the Northern Pa. ifio and Great Northern. Information 'rom St. Paul is that that is being con idered necessary in order to properly neet the traffic demands. The train ervine has been very unsatisfactory ince the abandonment of the double rain service, las the heavy summer ravel seriously interferes with sobed ile time. 7 vper twenty famous beauties com. io0 the female contingent of the Boa. oil Lyric Opera company that is soon o visit our city. There are nearly as nany men and a brilliant array of tately principals that have created a videspread flutter of praise and ad niration wherever the big company as appeared. Among the latter are our volatile comedians, Including he famous George Kunkel and John leadersou. Director Glover, who was or so nimny years with David Header on in tho productions of "Sinbad, the lailor," "Ali Baba," ""The Crystal tipper," etc., and himself a widely nown composer, is the musical con uctor of th.IB)3oston Lyrics, :P ERSONAL POINTS. der Sheriff J. T. Sayles has gone to Idaho on business. -w'. Hanserd is in Big Timber this week looking after business interests. S/W. B. Calhoun spent a couple of Ways this week with friends in Red Lodge. Jas. Bonner and Amos Snyder of Oumha, representing Jackson, Higgins & Co., live stock commission mer chants, are in the city. Mrs. Win. Slaster of Forsyth, who has been in St. Vincent's hospital for some weeks past, has so far recovered as to be able to go home this week. I v. W. D. Clark and family accom gnied by. L. F. Field and wife, left yesterday for Chioo Springs, Mont., where they will spend several weeks on an outing. >The Misses Ada and Margaret Ham mond, who have been here for a month visiting their brother, H. S. Hammond, departed yesterday morning for their home near Maoksburg, In. Forsyth Times: Miss Hayden, who will be remembered by all as principal of the Forsyth schools four years ago, is a vistor in town. She will spend some few days in town and is at pres ent with Mrs. H. Hall. /.. F. Welsh and wife, formerly of Webo, were in the city a couple of days this week, visiting the latter's mother, Mrs. M. T. McKeown. Mr. Welsh has lately accepted a position as mining engineer with Ricketts & Banks, the noted consulting mining en gineers of New York City, who have gold and silver properties all over the west, and he will be at Weizer, Idaho, for the next few weeks looking after the company's interests. From there lie will go to Denver, which will be Mr. Welsh's headquarters. OPERA HOUSE IMPROVEMENTS. A Long List of Cpn1ing ttractions--esa son ( uWAAug. 28. The opera house is undergoing very thorough repairs, both in the audi torium and on the stage. New scenery in being painted and the stage settings will be so improved as to present a very beautiful appearance. The manage ment has booked a long list of first. class attractions for the coming season, which will open Aug. 28 with the Bos ton Lyric Opera company, one of the strongest operatic organizations in the country, numbering forty people. The list of companies booked is as follows: 9'l Lyric Opera company. Vanity Fair Burlesque company. "A Breezy Time." "Town Topics." Clara Thropp. "Heart of Chicago." "Yon Yonson." "The Girl from Chile." Murray and Mack, "Finnigan's Ball." . Coon Hollow." . "Mr. Plaster of Paris." d Hoyt's "A Stranger in New York." Miss St. George Hussey in "Bridget O'Shannessy.," Edwin Mayo in "Pudd'nhead Wil. son. " t "A Yenuine Yentleman. Black Patti, "Human Hearts." "Remember the Maine." Metropolitan Opera company. "The Glad Hand"-Extravaganza. Neil Stock company. Beach & Bowers' Minstrels. "Sowing the Wind." "London Life." Marie Lamour in "A Wise Woman. " "Brown's in Town." "The Danger Signal." "Dear Hearts of Ireland." Hoyt's "A Contented Woman. " Richards & Pringle's Minstrels. Lewis Mcrrison in "Frederick, the Great. " "Have You Seen Smith." Graw Opera company. A number of other exceptionally strong companies are in process of en. gagement. With the enlargement of the stage, new scenery and other im provements now under way the large companies will be enabled to present their attractions as well as upon any stage in the country., Ilids for Rock and Excavating. Bids will be received by J. D. Math eson, secretary, for suitable hard rub. ble rock for foundation to Billings Library. Bidders will state price per perch delivered .on the building site. Stone to be subject to approval of arch itect. Bids, will be received up to Aug. 2, 1899. Bids will be received up to Aug. 2, 1899, for excavation for basement to Billings Library by J. D. Matheson, secretary, according to plans and speci fications on file with A. L. Bab cocks 28-2 Vor SNle-I'ubllc Land Scrip. Holdiers' additional homestead scrip. Will take any surveyed government land subject to entry. No residence or cul tivation required, One person can enter all the land he pleases, without reference to his own homestead right. Title passes, at once, on allowance of entry by the general land office. Ad dress T. A. Williams, Billings, or Henry N. Copp, editor Settler's Guide, Washington, D. C. 27.3 -- --e~---G Notice. Notice is hereby given that L. Quock & Co. have purchased the St. Louis restaurant of Long Kong & Co. and that L. Quock & Co. will hereafter conduct the business as the California .restaurant. The bills against Long Kong & Co. will be paid by that firm and we will be responsible for no bills made by them in the future. 98-f-4 L. Quook & Co. Billings, Mout., July 97, 1899. Twenty Laborers Wanted. At the stone quarry at Columbus, Mont,, the above number of men can And steady work at $8 per day. Apply in person or address Ben Hager, super. intendent. 94.ti Doctors always prescrib the PUREST DRUGS. You al ways get the PUREST DRUG when we fill your prescripl tions. CHAPPLE DRUG Co EVERYTHING vP ANYTHING In the Grocery line is what we keep, ready to serve old and new customers at all times. Our stock is fresh and complete and the best on the market. Our fresh fruits are excelled by none. We make a specialty of produce and poultry and our trade in this particular is growing daily. We also handle hay and grain and can supply the trade. We have our own special delivery. Telephone No. 61. HOGUE, ROBINSON & CO. Between Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Stes. South, Minnesota Ave. THEI CHOIR MUST. A Pleasing Enterta t Given at the Congregational Cf frch Last Night. . The church choir of the Congrega y tional church, Misses Denham and s Gruwell, Messrs. Allen, Brayton and y Ladbury, gave an excellent musicale at ,. the Congregational church last evening b. to a very good audience. The pro gramme was delayed for some time on account of the lights, a fuse having e burned out, leaving the church in dark ne ess. The damage was repaired "and e the numbers then given. The pro gramme was as follows: Duet-La Lota ............... Misses Boyle and Allen. "Irish Folk Song"..........A. Foote Miss Bennighoff. "Complaints of Grandmother Grey" Miss Goss. "Mid the Green Fields of Virginia" Mr. Allen. s "Love's Sorrow".......H. R. Shelley Miss Towne. Omio Firnando (La Favorita). Donizetti Miss Denham. "Autumn"............... Chaminade t Miss Boyle. "Asthore"................. H. Trotere Miss Gruwell. "You".... ................ Harris Mr. Mains. "Gualbertos' Victory" .......... Miss Walk. Guitar Solo,................. Mr. E. M. Hunt. "Ave Maria" (Cavalier Rusticana).. ....................... Mascogni "I Cannot Help Loving Thee"..... ............ . layton Jouhs Miss Denham. "Hark! Hark My Soul".. Harry Shelly Choir. Each one acquitted herself or him self admirably well and those present pronounced it one of the finest enter tainments ever given in the city. A SMALLPOX CASE. A Northernl Pacific Cook Put Off at Hel ena-Car Stopped at Rosebud. A Northern Pacific cook, by the name of Archie, was put off the east-bound train in Helena Wednesday night suf fering from smallpox. Policeman Larue took him to the city jail, not knowing what was the matter. The county authorities decline to take the patient, claiming he belongs to the city, and there is considerable feeling over the affair, and more or less indig nation at the railroad company. Archie left Missoula all right, the case de veloping about Missoula. The dining car was allowed to proceed on its way and went through Billings yesterday morning, but at Rosebud, this side of Mlies City, it was abandoned and left on the sidetrack. Iucks forl Sale. 800 head of yearling Merino bucks, large, smooth ant exceptionally well wooled. These rams were shipped from Oregon June 1 and can be seen on Kizer creek, near Columbus, Mont. Address R. T. Cox, 28-18 Columbus, Mont. H. M. ALLEN & CO. LN1MBERP SASH, Doons. MOULDINGS, SHINGLES, BUILDING PAPEII, LATH, LIME, HAIR, PLASTEI, CEMENT, LINSaEw OIL, MIxup PAINTS, GLASH, ETC. Next to N. P. R. K. Depot, Write, for illina, Mlana Prig. -,', lin Moni itu LOCAL ADVERTISING. Under this heading we will ptublid. notices for 15 cents per line for the fire insertion and 10 cen ts per line for each subsequent insertion. A special ra' will be made for notices running ont month or longer. No advertisemen taken for less than 2.5 ,ents. FOR RENT.-A ten room lodgin house, furnished. Inquire of F. La Mann. 27-2 DO YOU INTEND TO BUILD You will want Plumbing and Heating in your house perhaps both. I can do your work in a proper and sanitary manner. Let me talk the subject over with you. No. I Plumbing and Heating is my hobby. GEO. SOMJLE Iron Pipe, Sewer Tile and Plumbing Goodr-Wholesale and eftall. DR. SELBREDE I- zz -I Parlors Over Thapple Draq Co. gillings, Mont,. Finest $otel in the Yellowstone Yalley rHE GRAN Ceorge F. Bennighoff, Prop. Rates on Application, BILLINGS. ROri'