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GOING TO HONOLULU.
S. G. Reynolds Leaves Saturday for Chi cago to Join Shriners' Pilgrimage. S. G. Reynolds will leave Saturday for Chicago to join the "Honollulu Shriners' Pilgrimage," which will em brace a trip of nearly 12,000 miles, and which will be the greatest event in years in the history of the Mystic Shriners. Elaborate preparations have been made by the fraternity for the trip. The Montana men will journey east to Grand Rapids, Mich., from which point the pilgrimage be gins. Headed by Imperial Potentate Lou B. Windsor, the party of Shriners will leave there on February 25, ar riving in Chicago on the same even ing. At each town en route, where Shriners dwell, they will be ban queted and entertained. On February 26, they will feast at St. Joseph, Leavenworth and Kansas City. They will' reach Dallas, Tex., on the 27th, Phoenix, Ariz., on March 1, Los Angeles, Cal., on March 2, and San Francisco on March 4. On March 6 they will leave San Francisco, embarking on the good steamship Sonoma, of 6,000 tons burden, and 8,000 horse power, and, with fair sailing, expect to arrive in Honolulu on March 12. Here they will establish a temple, the dispensa tion having been granted last May. After a 20-days' stay in the Paradise of the Pacific, the Shriners will em bark on the Ventura, a sister ship of the Sonoma, and will reach San Fraincisco on the return trip, April 8. Portland and Tacoma will be visited April 10, Spokane on April 12. LUUIK'Iib THIS WAY. Commercial Interests of Denver Want Northwest Trade. The commercial interests of Denver are beginning to look towards the northwest. The chamber of commerce of that city is planning a tour of the north and northwest in the near fu ture, and will take in Billings. Ever since the opening of the Burlington's Alliance-Denver line Denver commbr cial travelers have been visiting Bill ings, making a bid for a share of the trade that goes to St. Paul, Omaha and Chicago. President Wilson, of the Denver Chamber of Commerce, recently said in an interview: "Denver as a whole sale distributing point is not seriously considered by the merchants of this section. The business men out over the state have gotten the idea that Denver takes no interest in them, and Denver business men have by their apathy lent color to this belief. Mer chants over the state have been ac customed to do their purchasing in the east, and they have been allowed to do so without any organized effort to get them to trade wit h Denver. "Denver w holesalers and manufact urers do not advertise at all. They send out traveling salesmen, who (do some business, but no real effort has been made to secure the trade that is going to Omaha, Chicago, St. Louis and cities even further east. "Our proposed excursion of whole sale men is meant to remedy this to some extent. Our plans have not taken definite.shape, and I cannot tell how many nor who will go, nor the date. But as soon as the weather is warmer we propose to make a tour of the northwest section, perhaps as far as Rawlins, Wyoming. We will be no burden on the merchants of the towns we visit; we will get acqainted with them, show them that we are anxious for closer business relations with them, and entertain them at our ex pense. " TO REDUCE RATES. Senator Murray Introduces Bill Fixing Three Cent Fare. A bill has been intorduced in the senate by Senator Murray fixing the uniform railroad passenger charge at three centq per mile, allowing the passenger 200 pounds baggage. The bill is short and prescribes a fine of not less than $500 and more than $1,000 for each violation. The Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads already have a three cent passenger rate in effect in this state, and the Oregon Short Line has declared a similar rate. The Burling to is about the only line to be affected, its rate being four cents. The Bur lington has about 115 miles of track in Montana. The text of Murray's bill is as follows: Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, association, or corporation owning, controlling or operating any railroad in the state of Montana, to charge, collect, demand, or receive for the transporation of any passenger over ten years of age, with baggage not exceeding 200 pounds in weight, on any train over its line in the state of Montana, a sum exceeding three cents per mile; and for any child not ten years of age, in the charge or con trol of any passenger on any train, a sum exceeding one and one-half cents per mile. Section 2. Any person, association .or corporation, owning, controlling or operating a railroad in the state of Montana, violating the provisions of this act shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for each offense. Section 3. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after its pas sage and approval. MOKI TEA POSITIVELY CURES. Sick headache, indigestion and constipa tion. A delightful herb drink. Removes all eruptions of the skin, producing a perfect complexion, or money refunded. 25 ets. and 50 cts. For sale by Chapple Drug Co. TO MEET IN KALISPELL. State Horticulturalists Will Be There for Three Days Next Week. Kalispell is making extensive ar rangements to entertain the horticul turists of the state during the third annual session of the Montana State Horticultural society, and under the watchtul care of Geo. F. Stannard, secretary of the Flathead Horticultural society, and Mrs. Emma Ingalls, chair man of the committee on arrange ments, nothing will be left undone that will add to the pleasure of the visitors or the interest of the several sessions. The meeting will begin Thursday, February 21, and continue three days, during which addresses will be de livered and papers read by the most prominent horticulturists and trans portation representatives of the state. Among the many subjects to be treat ed are growing strawberries, rasp berries, blackberries, pears, plums, cherries, apples, packing apples, prun ing, top grafting, growing small fruits in orchards, seeding orchards to grass, fertilizers for orchards, etc. To stimulate interest and increase the number of exhibits the Flathead Horticultural society has secured a silver cup that cost $50, which will be given to the person exhibiting the best four varieties of winter apples grown in Montana. This'cup will be come the property of any exhibitor who shall win it three times in suc cession. Extensive arrangements are being made for the accommodation of vis itors and the several committees will care for their comfort and pleasure. I. D. O'Donnell of this city, who is president of the state board of hor ticulture, is on the programme for an address on the "Fruits in the Yellow stone ,ountry." NOT TILL AFTER APRIL I Will the Down Town Telegraph Office Be Established. Billings will not have a downtown telegraph' office until after April 1, next. This is the information con veyed in a letter to Hope S. Davis., the manager of the local office for the Western Union Telegraph company, from the superintendent at St. Paul. However, in the meanwhile, the as istant superintendent, who will make a tour of the west about March 10, will stop in Billings and complete all arrangements for the downtown office. Just where it will be located is difi ,ult to determine, as the company does not wish to at this time to enter into an agreement to rent either of the rooms offered, although it is possible one or the other may be secured when they are ready to install the office. HE IS FAST. RI. A. Van Horne Shows What Can Be Done on Typewriter. The senate judiciary committee has a typewriter on its staff who, should he ever enter a competitive race with any other typewriter in the state, would undoubtedly come off an easy winner, says the Helena correspon dence in the Missoula Democrat-Mes senger. The gentleman's name is H. A. Van Horne, hailing from Billings, and the manner in which he handles the keyboard has created something of a sensation, not only among the clerks, but the senatorsas well. He has fixed up a patent copy-holder to the right of his machine, and while operating he never looks at the keyboard. In proof reading some of his work, a bill seven pages long, not a mistake was found. The feat that put him on record as the champion manipulator of the state, however, was in tying a hand kerchief over the keyboard and with eyes closed operating the machine at the rate of 128 words per minute. As a consequence of his swiftness he is in great demand among the senators, and, notwithstanding his work is supposed to be only for the judiciary commit tee, he always finds time to accommo date those desiring his services. At the expiration of his term of clerkship he will take a position in the office of the secretary of state. MISS DENNIS COMING. Noted Evangelist Will Begin Series of Meetings Next Tuesday. Rev. G. C. Stull, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city, has succeeded in persuading Miss Dennis, the evangelist, to come to Billings and hold a ten days' series of meetings beginning next Tuesday, February 19. Miss Dennis is a noted evangelistic worker and her meetings in Helena and Anaconda have met with splendid success. The newspapers of those places have commented most favorably upon her methods. For the past ten days she has been at Anaconda. FIRE AT MUSSELSHELL CROSSING. House Owned by Handel Bros. Destroyed. Damage About SI,ooo. Word reached Billings yesterday that Handel Bros., the Musselshell crossing merchants, had suffered from a visitation of the fire fiend Monday night, the loss being estimated be tween $500 and $1,000. The build ing destroyed was a two room frame structure used as a rooming house, ad joining the store. It had been fur nished nicely and in addition to the loss of furniture, some valuable jewel ry was also destroyed. How the fire originated was not learned. St. John's Headache Cure wiul eur your he .d ache. Sold y Chapple Drug Co. SOCIETY EVENTS. Socials, Parties and Musicale Furnish Entertainment. Mrs. Paul McCormick entertained the ladies living on Thirty-first street at a fancy work party Saturday after noon, there being present about twen ty. An enjoyable afternoon was spent, being interspersed with refresh ments, consisting of ice cream, cake, coffee and maccaroons. Mrs. McCor mick was assisted by the Misses May McCormick and Hayden, and Myrle McCormick, Floy Hoyt and Mamie Crowe. The Epworth League of the M. E. church held its regular monthly busi ness meeting at the home of Mrs. N. C. Brockway Monday night, there be ing about .40 in attendance. After the transaction of business the society resolved itself into a social session for an hour, and an enjoyable time was the result. Mrs. Brockway and daughter served light refreshments. A number of neighboring ladies per petrated a surprise upon Mrs. H. F. McFarlin Saturday afternoon in honor of the second wedding anniversary of the latter. The afternoon passed quickly away in social conversation and fancy work, and a lunch was served. Mrs. H. G. Williams entertained a small gathering of lady friends Friday afternoon. The guests busied them selves with dainty needle work and in social amenities. At about 5 o'clock a dainty lunch was served. The Misses Pantou gave a charming "Sixty-three" party Tuesday after noon, five tables being occupied. Mrs. W. A. Allen won the prize, a bunch of beautiful carnations. Refreshments followed the games. * * * The ball given in the court house last night by the Magic Circle, Women of Woodcraft, was largely attended, and a delightful time enjoyed by the merry dancers. The Eastern Star lodge held a social session at the close of its regu lar meeting Tuesday night. Refresh ments were served and a general good time prevailed. Between now and Lent, which be gins next Wednesday, society events will be quite numerous, for during the Lenten season society will be practi cally lifeless. * "* * Mrs. Peter H. Smith has issued in • itations for a card party Thursday afternoon. RULES FOR LENT. Archbishop Ireland Issues His Annual Regulations. The following rules for the observ ance of Lent have been issued by Archbishop Ireland, of the Roman Catholic church: The days of fast and abstinence outside of Lent are the Ember days, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, May 29, 31 and June 1; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Sep tember 18, 20 and 21; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, December 18, 20 and 21. The Vigils will be: The Vigil of Pentecost, May 25; that of the Assumption, August 14; that of All Saints, October 31, and Christ mas, December 24. All days of Lent, with the exception of Sundays, are to be days of fast. Flesh meat may be eaten at all Sun day meals and at the principal meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, except the Saturday of Ember week, March 2, and Saturday of Holy week, April 6. Flesh meat is forbidden as all meals on Wednesdays, Fridays and the Saturdays above named. Lard may be used in the preparation of food, but fish and flesh meat may not be eaten at the same meal. The following are excused from the fast: Those under the age of 21 or over 60; the infirm and con valescent; women bearing or nursing children; persons engaged in hard la bor or other duties exhaustive of phys ical strength; persons who from poverty are unable to procure for the principal meal a sufficiency of nutritive food. Permission is granted to working people to use meat on all days of Lent, with the exception of Fridays, Ash Wednesday and the Wednesday and Saturday of the Holy week. This dis pensation from abstinence extends to all three meals of the day. RUSTLERS PUNISHED. Two Helena Cattle Thieves Receive Severe Sentences. Helena, Feb. 12-A. J. Kelly and George Handschut, cattle' rustlers, convicted of stealing three calves and peddling the veal, were sentenced to 14 years each in the penitentiary to day by Judge Henry Smith. The severe penalties meet with general ap proval. SEVEN YEARS IN BED. "Will wonders never cease?" inquire the friends of Mrs. L. Pease of Lawrence, Kan. They knew she had been unable to leave her bed in seven years on ac count of kidney and liver trouble, nerv ous prostration and general debility; but "Three bottles of Electric Bitters en abled me to walk," she writes, "and in three months I felt like a new person." Women suffering from Headache, Back ache, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Melan choly, Fainting and Dizzy Spells will find it a priceles blessing. Try it. Sat isfaction is guaanteed. Chapple Drug Co. Only 500. TO PROTECT LIVESTOCK. Senator Meyer Introduces Bill Regarding Strays. The bill introduced in the senate a few days ago by Senator Meyer re quires the board of stock commission ers to publish annually a list of all moneys received by it from the sale of stray livestock, the owners of which are not known. The bill is aimed to give protection to the small stock owner and is looked upon with favor by many of the sa lons. The text of the bill is as fol lows: Section 1. It shall be the duty of the board of stock commissioners to give public notice of moneys by it re ceived from the sale of stray cattle, the owners of which or their where abouts are unknown to said board. Said notice shall contain a list of said strays, describing each animal by its sex, marks and brands, and weight, and shall state opposite such descrip tion the net price received by the board therefor. Said notice shall b3 pub lished in three successive issues in two weekly newspapers published in the cities of Helena and Billings respectively. Said newspapers to be selected by the board with a view to affording the greatest publicity of said notice to the stockmen of the state. The first notice shall be published within thirty days after this act goes into effect, and shall include such moneys received by the board for strays during the year 1900. Thereafter, said notice shall be given annually the first three weeks of every January, and shall include such moneys received by the board for strays during the next preceding year. Section 2. The expense incurred in publishing said notice shall be a charge against the moneys included in the ad vertisement, and shall be paid by de ducting from the amount due each owner such part of said expenses as the amount due each owner bears to the entire amount included in the no tice. ABOUT FISH AND GAME. John D. Losekamp Tells the Record What Should Be Done. There is probably no better posted man in this section of Montana on the question of fish and game than Hon. D. Losekamp of this city. Mr. Lose kamp has been spending several weeks at the state capital and a Record re porter had the following interview *ith him. "There are 200 lakes within an area thirty miles square in the Beartooth mountains south of Red Lodge on the southeast edge of Park county that have no fish in them except those planted by me in October a year ago," said John D. Losekamp of Billings. 'These lakes are at an altitude of from 7,000 to 9,000 feet. At least seventy-five of these lakes should be stocked with fish. "My belief is thlat Dr. J. H. Hen shall of Bozeman, United States sub fish commissioner, has the interests of fish propagation entirely at heart," Mr. Losekamp continued, "but the govern ment does not furnish enough money to carry out the needs of the hatch eries in the west. The sub-hatchery at Bozeman should be enlarged ten times to meet the requirements of this state. For instance, as I 'have said, in the country adjacent to the Beartooth mountains south of Red Lodge are 200 lakes that have no fish in them ex cept what I planted there. To supply these lakes with fish necessitates pack horse transportation. My experience is that 85 per cent of the fish to be planted are lost in this hazardous mode of transportation. To overcome this the Red Lodge district ;should have a sub-fish hatchery so the eggs could be hatched near these lakes. The last trip I made with 25 pack horses cost me $165." Mr. Losekamp is an enthusiastic sportsman. He is not only a fisherman but a hunter. He is sad because the farmers near his home have been kill ing his "bob whites." "All the quail in Montana have been imported," said he. "I started some at my home. They breed fast and fly 25 or 30 miles a day for feed. Far mers living 830 miles from me have told about killing 'bob whites' these fellows with topknots. I told them they were my quail, that I was trying to introduce them in that section so that in a few years we may have quail hunting. But the farmers kill them off. There should be some pro teCtion for quail. "Now, the Chinese pheasant is the gamest bird we have. They fly as fast as teal duck. If they were intro iuced and properly protected here in a few years we should have the finest hunting in the west. The state of jalifornia appropriated money for 8,000 pair of these pheasant. This state should do something of that sort. "Every person who comes into the state to hunt should be required to pay a license of $25. What shooting the farmers do, as a rule, does not amount to two :bits. But they are death on quail. The killing of them should be prohibited for five years. There is sound sense in protecting our fish and game. In the state of Maine a year ago there were counted out of season 2,800 deer in one county. 'That dhows what strict laws for the protec tion of game does. Germany protects its carp with stringent laws and it is her boast that the protection of the carp industry is one of the greatest achievements of the nation and could stand a siege of ten years on the fish supplied by its streams." St. John's Cough Cure will cre. cough. Sold by COhane Drrm Co. Causes Rheumatism, Scialica, Lml. .Ne URIC ACID IN TE BIOOD ad t. You can remove thee REX RHEOUDfrrTIC RINGS, PRICE $2.00. They are sold under a written guarantee, A postal card will bring you a booklet telling ll1 about it. Address J. FORESTER, AGENT, BILLINGS, MONTANA. Manufactured by Rex Rheumatic Co., Hartford, Conn. 80.Gm First National Balnk OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL, - - $150,000 SURPLUS - - - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. S. F. MORSE, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDS, Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS G. W. WooDsoN, P. B. Moss, Jos. ZIMMERMAN, M. A. ARNOLD, S. F. MORSE. . Transact a General Banking Business---Collections Promptly Made and Remitted For STOCK HOLDERS MEETING. Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the stock holders of the "'Old Mill Ditch Company" will be held at the Trewin hotel in Park City, on the 25th day of February, 1901, for the purpose of electing a board of trus tees for the ensuing year and for the transaction of any other business that may lawfully come before the meeting. C. S. McFarhn, Sec. Sjpecial Hnte to Hunters Hot .Sping The Northern Pacific railway offers the people of Montana special round trip rates to Hunter's Hot Springs to enable them to enjoy the fine mineral, hot water baths at that point. These springs are situated at Springdale, nineteen miles east of Livingston. The site is a beautiful one and the medicinal properties of the waters are equal to those found anywhere. A special eight-day ticket, good for roud trip fare to Springdale and for twenty-one meals, seven nights lodging and bathing privileges at the springs. will be sold as follows: Hamilton, $27. Missoula, $25. Philipsburg, $24. Marysville, $21. Deer Lodge, $22. Pony, $19. Norris, $19. Winston, $19. Townsend, $19. Lombard, $18. Custer, $20. Forsyth, $22. Miles City, $24. Glendive, $27. A three-day ticket, including fare to Springdale and return, six meals, two nights lodging and bathing privileges will be sold from points and at rates named below: Butte, $10. Helena, $10. Bozeman, $6. Chesnut, $6. Bridger, $9. Carbon, $9. Red Lodge, $10. Billings, $8.85. Call on. Northern Pacific railway general agents at Butte or Helena or on local agents at points named. Chas. S. Fee, G. P. A., 37-tf. St. Paul, Minn. Herrrr, "l SEED; Ferrys Feeds are known thoe cuuntry over as Stile mot reliable ,eedsthat rll be beought. Don't save a nickel on cheap seeds and lose a dollar on the harvest. 1901 Seed Annual free. D. M. FERRY & CO., Detroit, Mich. FC.CORSETS Make American Beauties. We have them in all styles and shapes to fit every figure, and every corset is sold under this most liberal warrant "Money refunded after four weeks' trial if corset is not satisfactory.' Look for this Trade Mark on inside of corset and on box. KALAMAZOO CORSET CO. Sole Makers. Kalamazoo, Mi.h. FOR SALE BY J N. MooRAZU.N & SONS._ First Publication Feb. 1, 1901.-4f CONTEST NOTICE. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Bozeman, Mont., January 25, 1901.-A sufficient contest affidavit having Seen filed in this office by Charles A. Patten ;ell, contestant, again t homestead entry .o. 2287, made February 27, 1896, for N3 3E%., Sec. 19; and NWW SWK, SW( NW) Section 20, Township 1 N, Range 27 E, M. P. M., by Thomas McGuire, contestee in~ which it is a'leged that said Thomas Mc iuire has wholly abandoned said land more han four: years last past; that he has not. esided upon or cultivated said land at any imeor a' all; that said abandonment of ,aid land was in no way due to his absencew n the military or naval service of the United States in time of war; that he has aever built a house on said land, or fenced, )r broke or cultivated said land at any time since filing on sad land; said parties are tereby notified to appear, respond and offer vidence touching said allegation at 10 'clock a. m. on March 5, 1901, before T. A. Villiams, clerk of district court, at Billings Iontana, and that final hearing will be held it 10 o'clock a. im. on Mar, h 14,1901, before he register and r ceiver of the United States Land Office in Bozeman, Montana. 'I he said contes ant having, in a proper iffidavit, filed January 25, 1901, set forth acts which show that after due diligence )ersonal service of this notice: can not be nade, it is hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper pub ication. A. L. LOVE, Receiver. First Publication Feb. 1, 1901.-6f NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land office at 3ozeman, Mont., January 28, 1901.--Notice a hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to nake final proof in support of his claim, ud that said proof will be made before T. •. Williams, Clerk of the Court at Billings, Iontana, on March 9, 1901, viz: JAMES RYAN, 1. E. No. 2288 for the NEWf, Sec. 19, Tp. 1 A., R. 27 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove mis continuous residence upon and cultiva ion of said land. viz: James E. Dickie, of fillings, Montana: William Dickie of Bill ngs, Montana; Daniel A. Hammond. of 3illings, Montana; Jacob Bergeson of Bill ngs, Montana. A. L. LOVE, Register. First Publication Feb. 1, 1901.-6f NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior. Land office at Bozeman, Mont.. January 28, 1901. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his inten tion to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore T. A. Williams, Clerk of the Court, at Billings, Mont.. on March 9, 1901, viz: ARTHUR W. LITTLEPAGE, H. E. No. 2391, for the (amended) Sa SEM, S3 SWj%, Sec. 12, 'p. 1 N, R. 25 E, M. P.'M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation ot said laud, viz: Emmett Mc Cormick of Billings, Montana; John H. Roberts of Billings, Montana; William A. Vale of Billings, Montana; Paul McCormick of Billings, Montana. A. L. LOVE, Register. DR. SELBREDE, rrm z Chapple Drug Co,.Bi gsMon t P.ll.Smith& Co. Undertakers and Embalmers. Undertaking Parlors 114 N. 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