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EARLY during the month of December The Gazette sent to all its delinquertt subscribers ac. counts. Many have responded by remitting the amount due on the paper, but hundreds have over looked making remittance. This is to again remind you that if you are in arrears for the paper that it will he necessary for you to remit at once. We intend to close up all past due subscription accounts. THE BILLINGS GAZETTE. LOCAL NOTES. I. From Wednesday's Daily Gazette. -M. F. McLaughlin left yesterday -on a business trip to Chicago. -If in want look up the intelligence -office. South side opposite fire hall. -Stock Inspector W. D. Smith of Miles City was in Bill.ngs yesterday. -Miss Myrtle Lamartine has re turned from a visit to Miss Zinn of Butte. -Carwile & Bouton write liberal fire insurance policies at the best ob tainable rates. * -F. H. Hatbhorn went to Big Tim ber yesterday to attend the district -court of Sweetgrass county. -Tht Ladies Aid society of the Congregational church will meet this afternoon with Mrs. Bullard. -Money to loan in any sum on farm lands and improved Billings property' Carwile & Bouton. * -Sheriff Hubbard took Robert James to the insane asylum at Warm Springs, returning home yesterday. -Yesterday being Abraham Lin coln's birthday, which is a national holiday, the banks took a day of rest, as usual. -Mr. Beebe, wife and daughtei of Missoula are visiting in the city, the guests of the family of M. F. Mc Laughlin. -Beautiful weather once more pre vails hereabouts, and Old Sol has caused nearly all the appearance of winter to vanish. -Chas. Spear was able to make his appearance on the streets yesterday with the aid of crutches, after being confined to his home for a month with a broken leg. -Supt. H. J. Horn of Livingston was in Billings yesterday, returning from St. Paul, where he attended the meeting of division superintendents of the Northern Pacific railroad. -Dr. T. C. Beardsley of Denver, Colo., is in the city visiting his friend, Dr. S. P. Gainforth. Dr. Beardsley is a jeweler and optician and may decide to locate here. -A. L. Babcock and wife returned home this morning from a visit to Chicago and other eastern points. Lewis C. Bacbock and bride are at present in the south. They will arrive in Billings about the middle of March or first of April. ,'-Thos. McGirl returned yesterday from a visit to a brother near Seattle, 'whom he had not seen in 40 years. 'The visit was a most enjoyable and pleasant one and the brothers spent many happy hours in recalling boy hood days and pranks. -Col. W. F. Cody arrived in the city last night from the Big Horn basin, where he has been for the past two weeks. Colonel Cody is on his way east to be present at the second inauguration of President McKinley, the colonel having been selected as one of the marshals of the parade. --The Yellowstone National bank has just installed a new clock. This clock is somewhat different from the old one, in that it will tell a person about all he wishes to know and is guaranteed to record accurate time. It will not only tell you the hour and minute of tne day, but the day of the week, the month of the year and the date of the month. The man who is forgetful of dates will find it a great remembrancer. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. -Sherwood Wheaton, the well known life insurance agent of Helena, was in the city yesterday. -Dr. James Chapple reports the birth of a 10 pound boy baby to the wife of N. S. Boyd of Laurel. -Mrs. A. Keyes returned yesterday from Seattle, where she has been vis iting her daughter, Mrs. Sargent for a month. -0. H. Wallop of Sheridan, who is buying horses for the British govern ment, is making some purchases here abouts. -P. F. Linton, who has been in Arizona for sometime, is here for a visit to his brothers, T. S. and W. L. Linton. -The Women's club will meet to morrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. PF. Clement, with Mrs. E. O. Rails back as leader. -David Pirrie, who had an opera tion performed a few days ago for the removal of an eye and one finger, is recovering nicely and will be able be able to be about in a few days. -Mrs. H. S. Davis left yesterday for Glendive. She will be joined in a few days by Mr. Davis, who leaves Billings to enter upon his duties as county treasurer of Dawson county. -Miss Jessie MeKellar, sister of Mrs. J. H. Rinehart of Billings, who has taught in the public schools of Missoula for four .years past, has re signed her position and gone to Toron to, Canada, where she will make her future home. Miss McKellar has visited here on several different ou casions ald has a number of friends in the city. -W. Manheim of Missoula, accord ing to a Missoula paper, has declared his intention of opening a branch store in this city. Ho is preparing to ship the fixtueos from Missoula, and the goods from the east. The paper fur ther says that Mr. Manheim considers Billings a good town to ship hides from, and will go into the business on a large scale. -Lizzie Blackaby of Columbus has commenced an action in the district court for a divorce from John A. Blackaby on the grounds of desertion and abandonment and wilful neglect because of the defendant's dissipation and idleness. She also asks for cus tody ,of three minor children. The defendant's address is Chester, in Choteau county. -Robert James, who was taken to the asylum for the insane Monday by Sheriff Hubbard, caused no little ex citement between Billings and Living ston by claiming to be the murderer of Sheriff Young of Park county. Someone telegraphed the news to Livingston and it caused quite a stir, for when Sheriff Hubbard reached that city with his prisoner, several Park county officials together with a large crowd met the train to examine the man. Of course, he in no manner resembled Young's murderer. How James became imbued with such an idea is hard to determine. --Yesterday's westbound passenger on the Northern Pacific had to be run in two sections and then the cars were loaded almost to the steps, it being the first homeseekers' excursion to be run by that road. The first section arrived here at 12:15 p. m., and the second at 2:15 p. in. The Burlington also start ed a like excursion from Kansas City which will reach Billings this morn ing. From a report received here. yesterday afternoon this train is crowded. It consists of 17 cars, carry ing 700 passengers, and is being run in two sections. These excursions will be run every Tuesday for the next three months. -Yellowstone. Journal: A. Bu chanan has resigned his position on the Journal staff for the purpose of go. ing into business for himself in the county seat of the new Rosebud coun ty. He expects to bring out the first issue of the Rosebud County Review about March 1 and as soon as a build ing can be erected for the purpose will put in a completely equipped printing office. The Review will be a six col umn quarto, non-partisan in politics and will devote its columns more to the building of the community than to the political fortunes of any faction. Mr. Buchanan will go to Forsyth to morrow to arrange for a building. -The Denver Post of Sunday pub lished a map of the northwest states with the following explanation: "The Burlington will extend its lines from Billings, Mont., to Portland, Ore., and thus secure a desirable terminus on the Pacific caost. In the race for transcontinental traffic its directors are determined to hold their own. Closer alliances than those now exist ing will be formed with big lines running east from Chicago. A.system from sea to sea is contemplated." The map shows the contemplated route of the Burlington west from Billings. According to it the Burhng ton will traverse the country along the southern border of Montana. From Friday'z Daily Gazette. -E. B. Camp of Laurel was a Bill ings visitor yesterday. -County Commissioner-elect S. K. Deverill was down from Laurel yes terday. -C. W. Forester and wife left yes terday morning for a visit to Valley City, N. D. -County Assessor A. P. Smith has appointed E. L. Fenton of Laurel as deputy assessor. -M. J. Johnson of Mountain Side and N. G. Davies of Bozeman were Billings visitors yesterday. -C. E. Smith, the second-hand man, has rented the Zimmerman store building and will soon remove thereto. -The Northern Pacific passenger train had to be run in two sections again yesterday to accommodate the homeseekers. -From Helena came the news yes terday of the birth of a bouncing boy baby to the wife of A. J. Sayer. Mrs. Sayer. is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J: J. Walk of this city, while Mr. Sayer was formerly traveling re presentative for the A. L. Babcock Hardware company. . -A social dance was held at Twenty Mile last night by Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith. A number of people were in attendance from Bill ings. -H. C. Kerr of this city was elect ed as one of the three deleagtes to the head camp meeting of the Modern Woodmen of America in St. Paul in June. -Miss Dennis, the evangelist, who is to begin a ten days' series of meet ings in the M. E. church in this city next Tuesday night, is still holding meetings in Butfe and is having great success. -Bishop J. B. Brondel of the diocese of Montana passed through Billings yesterday afternoon, en route to Helena. The bishop has been in the east for the past two or three months solciciting contributions for the maintenance of Indian mission schools in Montana and the west, his efforts meeting with splendid success. -A. K. Wick of this city received a telegram yesterday notifying him of the death of his brother John Wick, which occurred Wednesday night at the home of the latter's parents in Lake Park, Minn. Mr. Wick was well knownrin Billings and along the Northern Pacific line as far west as Livingston, having been connected with the railroad for the past eight years as section foreman. He made his home in Billings until a couple of months ago when he went east for the benefit of his health. Death was due to throat trouble. RECOMMEND NEW SITE. Another School Building Needed on South Side. An adjourned meeting of the board of school trustees of district No. 2 was held Wednesday night at which time the committee of grounds and buildings recommended that the board purchase an additional site on the south side for a school building, it be ing a well known fact that the present building is inadequate, only five of the eight grades now being located therein The matter of disposing of the present building and site was dis cussed and it is quite probable that during the next few months some ac tion will be taken looikng to the dis posal. It was decided to give the schools the usual spring vacation of one week at the end of the seventh school month, which will be about April 15. The boaid discussed the matter of the Billings high school having been placed on the accredited list of such schools at the state university, and congratulated the district, taxpayers, patrons and teachers of the schools. It was decided to discontinue on February 22 the school which has been in progress for two months past in the Wm. Diehl neighborhood. This action was taken on account of the number of pupils in attendance not being as many as was first thought there would be. SILENT STANDING VOTE. tesolutions of Condolence Adopted by the Senate. The hum of voices in the senate hamber was hushed' yesterday when )lerk C. A. Whipple read the resolu ions in memory of Mrs. Nettie John on, daughter of Senator C. 0. Gru vell, presented by Chariman J. M. lennedy of the committee appointed o draft resoutions of condolence, says Vednesday's Helena Record. "Mr. President," said Senator L'yler Worden, "I move that the enate adopt these resolutions by a ilent rising vote." All the senators arose, Senator rerry Connolly being absent. The esolutions adopted say that "Senator oruwell, by reason of his sterling character and many admirable quali ties is greatly esteemed by all of the members of the senate," and the mem bers extend him sincere sympathy and assure hinm that they "reverently share in his great sorrow." Senator Gruwell arose and said with emotion: "Senators, I do not know how to express myself. I thank you." ' BATTLES FOR LIFE. Miss McKellar Meets the Emergency at Seattle. The resignation of Miss Jessie Mc Kellar, one of the popular teachers of Missoula, came as a surprise to all but her most intimate friends, but not even all of those anticipated the sub sequent event which culminated at Seattle at 9 o'clock 'last night when she was united in marriage with Judge W. N. Battles of that place. Judge Battles is one of the leading at torneys of Seattle and for many years has been prominently identified with its growth and interests. The ac quaintance of the happy couple is not of short duration, but. dates many years back when Miss McKellar was the intimate friend of the late Mrs. Battles, who died about two years ago.- Missou lian. Miss McKellar is a sister of Mrs. J. H. Rinehart of this city. SIR JOHN LEADS. Is Now Five Votes Ahead of Other Butte Man. Helena, Feb. 2-The vote on sena tor today was as follows: Mantle 32. MacGinnis 25. Frank 22. Cooper 7. Coburn 2. Conrad 8. Helena, Feb. 13-The vote for sena tor today showed no material change, resulting asfollows. Mantle 32. MacGinnis 26. Frank 21. Conrad 2. Toole 15. Helena, Feb. 14-The legislature is still deadlocked. The vote for sena tor today was: Mantle 31. MacGinnis 27. Frank 22. Cooper 7. Coburn 2. Toole 1. A POOR MILLIONAIRE Lately Starved in London because he could not digest his food. Early use of Dr. King's New Life Pills would have saved him. They strengthen the stom ach, aid digestion, promote assimilation, improve appetite. Price 25c. Money back' if not satisfied. Sold by Uhapple Drug Company. YEGEN BROS.: A Few Snaps IN OUR Crockery and Furniture Department ROYAL SEMI PORCELAIN 100-piece Sets.................................................... ..$16.00 50-piece Sets................................. 8.00 PURE WHITE GERMAN CHINA 100-piece Sets .............................................................$20.00 50-piece Sets .............................................................. 10.00 LARGEST line of new Upholstered Goods. Silk Plush, Crushed Wool Plush. Hundreds of Pat terns of Velours, English, French and German Tapestries. YEGEN BROS. Crockery and Furniture Dept. Special Prices. We have just received a Job Lot of Books at Specially Low Prices. Nicely Bound Gilt Tops and first-class print at SO A fine line ofCloth Bound 5 Books, all standards.. 25 very pretty and handy C 0.1 volumes, fancy designs Surprising Qualities for Small Money. Chapple Drug Co. Corner Miontana Ave. and 28th St.` - IN 0 - .I 1.-_1+ .+lmmmm+..r~. IS SHOW1NO UP STRONCER WOOL MARKET DISPLAYS CON SIDERABLE ACTIVITY. BIG OUTWARD MOVEMENT Past Week's Business Mainly in Territories-Others Also Sell Well. Boston, Feb. 18- The American Wool and Cotton Reporter will say of the wool trade tomorrow: The market has shown considerable activity in the past week and there has been a good sized outward move ment of the staple, which is reflected in the record of shipments, which ag gregate over 4,000,000 pounds, and in the sales, so far as can be learned, which we estimate as over 4,500,000 pounds. The business of the past week has been largely in territories, of which some good sized lines have been moved by several houses, the estimated sales of these wools being about 2,000,000 pounds. A good demand is also noted for fine, unwashed delaine and med ium and fleeces. The tone of the market, as far as p prices are concerned, has been irregu lar and unsettled, the tendency of the whole being in favor of the buyer, al though actual prices are not quoted p any lower as a whole than they were last week. There is reported to have been some weakening in the west in certain quar ters, but holders, as a rule, are still firm and are talking much higher prices than those which rule at the seaboard. The sales for the week in Boston amounted to 4,281,800 pounds domes tic and 855,000 pounds foreign, mak ing a total of 4,636,800 pounds, against a total of 3,939,400 pounds for the previous week and a total of 4,433,000 pounds for the correspond ing week last year. The sales since January 1 amount to 18,191,300 pounds against 25,854, 600 pounds for the corresponding time last year. Boston, Feb. 12-The wool market here shows only a fair amount of steadiness, although considerable wool is being taken from time to time. Prices cannot be quoted materially lower, however, and many holders are firm in the present basis of prices and conditions remain the same as for the past few weeks. Manufacturers have no stocks on hand, but they desire none until they they sell the goods. At present there seems no chance for prices advancing and there is an absence of any specula tive feeling. Territory wools con tinue to head the list of business transacted. Prices are quoted at 45 to 46 for fine medium and fine scoured, staple in and about strictly staple article 48 to 50. Fleece wools are slow with prices nominal. Following are the quotations for leading descriptions. Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces XX and XX above, 28 cents, delaine 29 to 80; No. 1 combing and clothing 28 to 29; No 2 and three-eights blood 28 to 29; quarter-blood, washed 27 to 28; coarse and braid washed 25 to 26. Terirtory, scoured basis: Montana and Wyoming, fine medium and fine 25 to 26; scoured 45 to 46; staple 50. Australian scoured basis: Spot prices, combing superfine 78 to 75; good 67 to 70; average 64 to 67. MARKET IS BETTER. Bears Cease Their Efforts to Force Down Prices. New York, Feb 14-There was a marked relaxation today of the pressure to sell stocks which carried prices downwards yesterday and prices show ad somerecovery. The recovery did not set in until the market had been further tested by the bears, causing general declines below yesterday's Level. In consequence the net changes of the day are as a rule small, but mostly ganis. London advanced prices befo e the opening here, but turned selle'r after perceiving the drift of een- timent in New York and sold a fewt thousand shares on balance. Ther: was no manifest cause of the recov ery, although a few usually obscure stocks showed aggressive strength, but the fact was very evident ihat the urgent pressure of speculative liquida tion was released. The bears who sold yesterday covered their contracts in consqeuence. This probably ac counted in great part for the show of firmness in the market. The bears have received too many severe lessons in the past few months not to have become rather timid, and espeially in the face of the poesiibli ties constantly hinted at of further' important financial developments. Live Stock. Chicago, Feb. 14- Cattle: Choice steers steady, others weak, 10 to 15 cents lower; butchers stock and Texans steady to 10 cents lower; good to prime steers $4.90 to $6; poor to medium $8.40 to $4.80; stockers and feeders slow at $2 65 to $4.50; cows $2.35 to $4.15; heifers $2.60 to $4.35; canners $1.85 to $2.50. Sheep and lambs: Steady to 10 cents lower. Good to choice wethers $3.85 to $4.50; fair to choice mixed $3.50 to $4; western sheep $8.90 to $4.50; western lambs $5 to $5.30. New York Money. New York, Feb. 14-Money on call steady at 2 to 23 per cent. Prime mercantile paper 4 per cent. Silver certificates 62 to 63. Bar silver 603'. THRILLING RUNAWAY Train Dashes Down Mountain at Butte with Frightful Results. Butte, Mont., Feb. 18-A thrilling and disastrous runaway of a freight train on the Northern Pacific occurred this morning, on what is known as the "Hill line," a branch runninig from the main line to the mines on the hill above Butte.' An engine and four' cars, with a crew consisting of Engineer Harden, , Fireman Smith and Brakemen Fielder and Cahill were pulling a load of mining timbers to the Alice mine at Walkerville, about a mile above the city. To reach the mine the road climbs and winds along the mountain . for a distance of about three miles. When near the top of the elevation the engine began slipping. The airbrakes were applied, but failed to hold and before the hand brakes could be ap plied the train acquired such momen tum in its backward flight down the mountain that nothing could check it. The train crew remained at their post. The engine was reversed, but to no purpose. The train went so fast that the lumber was scattered as by a cyclone along the track. Brakeman Fiedler was thrown off by a flying timber and his head crushed toa mass.. Cahill was also knocked off but es- , caped with poly slight injuries. The engineer remained at the throt tle till the engine jumped the track and broke loose from the flying cars. The engine turned over and Harden was caught underneath and seriously if not fatally hurt. The cars remained on the track for a distance of three miles over which they flew across streets and through the residence portion of the town like lightning, and finally jumped the track and piled up on a mining dump. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PRO-* CEEDINGS. Billings, Mont., Feb. 11, 1901. The board of health met this date at 10 o'clock a. m.; there were present Dr. J. H. Rinehart, J. B. Annin, aot ing chairman; W. O. Parker, appoint ed to fill the vacancy of T. S. Linton, resigned, and Pat Lavelle. It was ordered that Mr. A. A. Camp bell, the special deputy in charge of the' quarantined camp on the Be~grwv tion, be instructed to raise the quaran tine on Saturday, February 16, 1901 . Mr. Campbell was further ordexear ': to take an inventory of the bedd used in the camp, note its condit and actual, value, after which Iit il; be destroyed, the tent to be tho ly fumigated and brought to BI and taken to the pest house. The board adjourned. Attest: Nat. G. C.r ., By Will H. Morse, s p