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From Saturday's Daily Gazette. Thomas Shevlin and wife have sold to Hattie North lot 5, block 51, Bill ings; consideration $125. No services will be held in the Con gregational church tomorrow evening, as the members of the society will worship with the Methodists. Regu lar services will be held in the morn ing. A. T. Ford has fAled notice with the county clerk and recorder that he has located and claims ten feet of the waters of the Yellowstone river for the purpose of irrigating the south 'West quarter of section 10, township 1, south, range 26, east. By a deed filed for recora yester day Christopher P. Slater has con veyed to the Slater Brick company lots 1 and 2, block 44, the fractional lots 23 and 24, block 47, Foster's ad dition to Billings townsite, and the iractional lots 23 and 24, block 1, Bill ints. all for $250. A warranty deed nee ror recoru yer terady conveys from Charles H. Hath away and wife to Charles K. Stoltz the southwest quarter of section 32, township 2, south, range 23, east, and lots 3 and 4, of section 5, same town ship, also all water rights and stock in water company owned by the first parties, for which they receive $3,750. The near approach of the holi ay season is made manifest by the ela - rate window displays some of the mer chants are making as a hint that it is time to begin thinking about pres ents. Some of the windows are ex ceptionally nicely decorated, or dress ed, as it is more proper to speak, us ing the language of the craft, while the class of goods shown is also of a high order. The first real snow fall of the s a son occurred yesterday morning, w enough of the congealed humidity fell to cover the ground. It disappeared within a few hours after the sun came out and the weather once more turn ed warm and bright. The storm seems to have been the tail end of one ,that prevailed to the west, as arriv als from that direction report a heavy fall of snow as far east as Livingstmn. Referee Frith his declared a divi dend in the estate of Richmond Mitchell of Forsyth, lately adjudged a bankrupt. The Forsyth bank, which was secured by a chattle mortgage, receives the full amount of its claim, $459.84, while Montford Bray, a labor er employed by the bankrupt, also gets all due him, $13.40. With the ex ception of the attorney in the case, who is allowed $35.81, on a claim of $150, the other creditors receive noth ing, except that their filing fee, $1, is returned to them. This winds up the estate. Tomorrow the dedicatory serviceq o the enlarged Methodist church take place and will be conducted by Bishop J. N. Fitzgerald, D. D., LL. D., of St. Louis, assisted by the Rev. G. D. King, presiding elder, and the Rev. W. A. Allen, pastor. Bishop Fitzgerald will preach at 10:30 in the morning and also at 7:30 in the even ing. It will be noticed that the morn ing services will begin a half hour earlier than usual. The members of the congregation hope that all who can possibly do so will be present at both services and extend a cordial invita .tion to everybody to attend. A man named Smith, living in the eastern part of the city, reported to the police yesterday that a pony be longing to him had disappeared and gave it as his opinion that a vagrant boy, aged about 12 years, had stolen it. -Smith is the owner of two ponies and also a boy, the latter of about the same age as the supposed horsethief. The two boys became acquainted and the stranger persuaded the Smith boy to take the horses out of the pasture in which they-were kept and they rode them about town. This oc curred last Tuesday. The following morning the strange boy and one of the ponies were noticed about the stockyards, since which time neither has been seep or heard of. The fact that Tuesday night a boy's saddle was stolen from the barn of P. B. Moss leads the police to believe that the young hobo helped himself to it and having secured a mount rode out of -town. From Sunday's Daily Gazette. Among the next public social events is the ball of the Royal Neighbors, which takes place December 19. Regular services will be held at the Episcopal church at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. m. Dr. O. Bb Prickett has recovered from his recent disagreeable illness and is once more to be seen on the streets. Christian Science services today at 11 a. m. Gruwell block, rooms 15 and 16. Subject: "God the Only Cause and Creator." The west span of the ndw brigg across the Yellowstone east of '- city has been completed and work ist now under way on the piers on the further side- of the stream. - Sheriff Hubbard has gone to -St 'Paul in tesponse to a request fro -te manages of the Northerp Pacife -who are ian4ous~ to effedt a setemear 'with him of the claim for, personal u injuries he sustained in the wreck fU near DeHart, a year ago last Novem ber.. tl The county commissioners went on T a tour of inspection to Laieel, yester- ti day, to make examination of the coun- tl ty bridge at that point, on which some R work has been done in the way of pro- ri tectihg one of the piers that the water 1 of the river was threatening to un- t dermine. b The annual election of officers 3 the Billings club took place last Fr day. It resuleted as follows:, Presi- d dent, H. G. Williams; vice president, I W. B. George; secretary, W. Lee Mains; treasurer, S. F. Morse; trus- v tees, S. G. Reynolds, D. A. Ross and I P. H. Smith. t An order has been made by the state supreme court citing E. D. Weed, I the well known Helena attorney, to appear oefore the court December 16 and answer the charges preferred agaihst him by a rancher of that neighborhood, who accuses him of un professional conduct and demands his disbarment. Referee Frith has been notified by the United States court at Helena of the filing of a petition by W. H. Mc Intire and F. M. Middleton of Miles City, lately adjudged bankrupts, to receive their final discharge. Decem ber 23 has been set for hearing the petition, when all who may have ob jections thereto must present them. Among yesterdays- arr;vals in the city was A. S. Lohman, for a number of years engaged, in the mercantile business at Chinook. Recently he dis posed of his interests in that direc tion and took a shorter cut to rich ness by engaging in the sheep indus try. He expects to spend several days n this vicinity and will visit some of the larger ranches and feeding es tablishments of the valley before his return north. Mrs. Strang, county superintendent of public instruction, has received copies of the programme of the meet ing of the State Teachers' association, which wil convene at Missoula, De cember 26, 27 and 28. The meeting promises to be exceptionally enjoya ble, as the Missoula executive commit tee has made elaborate preparations for the entertainment of the teachers and the social feature of the gather ing will form not one of its least con siderations. All meetings will be held in University hall and Thu'rsday even ing, after the first session, a reception will be given to the visitors. From Tuesday's Daily Gazette. Robert Milne and his wife, Maggie Milne, have sold to James G. Huffman lots 9 and 10, block 205, Billings, for $300. Although not severe and probably the fall was not as great as they would have liked it to be, yet the stockmen are grateful for the snow that fell yesterday, as it broke the drought on the ranges and insured the long need ed moisture for stock. .A warrant was issued out' of Judge Fraser's court last evening charging Elijah Green of Junction with assault in the first degree. The complaint was sworn to by Under Sheriff Sales and that officer went to Junction last night to arrest Green and bring him to the city.. Chris Ankel and Alex Frandila were arraigned in police court yesterday on the charge of having disturbed the peace. Both entered pleas of guilty and were assessed $5, each. They said they had the money, but being workingmen and out of a job just now they thought they would serve out :heir fines on the streets. The Methodist c.urch, which has undergone extensive repairs, was fori'r ally re-opened last Sunday, Bishop Fitzgerald of St. Louis preach ing both morning and evening. The trustees had contracted a debt of $2, 500 by reason of the improvements added to the church and of this $2,100 was wiped out by pledges made by the congregation at the morning and If just at present the youthful tion of the population should wish themselves somewhere else than in Billings they should be gently criticis ed. Winter and snow on the ground without a single place where the fun ef coasting may be had is a pretty hard proposition for the average boy to accept 'without a murmur, especial ly if he is- the proud possessor of a "shin breaker" or other sled. Superintendent Summers of the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone com pany came down from Helena Sunday nirht and proceeded to Red Lodge yesterday morning where Judge Henry of the district court will hear the case of the company against the city authorities. The Bell people through mandamus proceedings seek to force a right-of-way through the city of Red Lodge with their telephone line. Instead of being a nuisance and good only for causing trouble to those on whose land .lt grows, it may yet turn out that the common greasewood is the source of untold wealth to those who possess it in -large quantities. The Scientific American of 'recent date says that the young shoots of the plant produce a milkv map mad the old, wood a rselnous gum fri Awtbih gen nine "India" rubber may be manu- - factured. The government has compromised the case against Sam Spencer, the Teton stockman, who got himself into trouble by smuggling a band of cat tle across the Canadian border. It will be remembered that when he ar rived at St. Paul the cattle, nine car loads, were seized by the federal au thorities, but subsequently released by Spencer depositing the .sum of $2, 1300 as security. This amount has been accepted as payment for the duty upon the cattle and the matter has been allowed to drop. After July 1, next, Judge F. C. Ma will combine the business of carryi Uncle Sam's mail with his other in terests, having been notified of the acceptance of his bids for the trans portation of the mails between this city and Lavina and between this city and Pryor. The former is a six-day a-week service, while the latter is tri weekly. While he declines to give the figures, the judge says they are considerably in excess of the present contract prices and that he expects to make something more than glory out of the venture. Despite a very advantageous n tempting offer he received from Lake, the Rev. Mr. Gesner, rector of the Episcopal church, has decided to remain and in consequence there is much rejoicing among the members of the society. In recognition of the sacrifice which the conclusion entails upon him; the trustees of the church have undertaken the task of a move ment in the direction of showing in more substantial form which they words the appreciation which they and the others of the church entertain and will endeavor to make his stay more profitable to him than it has been in the past. J. S. Biltgen, the iurlington brake man, who was confined at the isolation hospital, received his discharge from that institution yesterday and left last night for the south. As he had the disease only in mild form he bears no marks of the siege through which he has just passed. He says that the man Sage, the last of the persons to be affected, has smallpox in virulent form and is still a very sick man. Mrs. Shranz, who with her husband was taken to the hospital, after their arrival from up the road, is rapidly convalescing and will soon be well. So far the man, who was taken there be cause he had been exposed, has shown no symptoms of the malady and is believed to be an immune. The bazaar which the Ladies Aid society of the Methodist church is holding in the 'Gruwell block was hap pily opened last evening. Bishop FitzGerald was present and made. an address and some very good vocal and instrumental music was another attractive feature of the evening. The sale of all kinds of fancy goods was large and the lunch and flower tables were also liberally patronized. The bazaar will continue today and this evening and the ladies will be particu larly pleased to show their wares to those who are "looking around for something for Christmas," as they have a splendid assortment of all sorts of things that will make acceptable presents for both young and old. CONCLUDED TO WAIT. Tramp Applies at Pest House for "Grub." The isolation hospital would be about the last place one would look to for the sauce of humor to flavor the humdrum of everyday life, but it seems that even in that grim and sor rowful institution things occasionally happen to raise a smile if not hearty laugh. A'gentleman who but recently was released from an enforced stay there tells with much glee the exper ience of one of those nomadic crea tures generally called a "hobo" who found his way out there- during the incarceration of the one telling, the story. it was during his convales vcence and the gentleman was walking about the yard. Suddeily he saw a sorry looking individual approach the fence and after assuring himself that no dog was lurking about asked the patient if he could not give him a "handout," saying he was "awfully hungry." "Why certainly," answered the con valescent, "come right in. The coun ty maintains this smallpox hospital and I guess it is rich enough to give you something to eat." "Honest, podner, is this a smallpox hospital," now asked the famishing one. Being assured that such was the nature of the institution, the fellow began to back off and when he consid ered himself at a safe distance call ed back: "I'm pretty hungry, but I reckon I can stand it a while longer. So you needn't trouble yourself about getting me anything just now." 0.. S. Chilcott, of the Yellowstone Nurseries at Rockvale, has sold the St. Vincent hospital a bill of home grown stock and will plant fruit and shade trees and ornamental shrub bery around the hospital grounds the ensuing year., d-sw line stationary at uasette ofice. WHERE TOT have a very attractive line of Gold " Plated, Sterling Silver, Enameled, Oxidized and Ebony Sets of Combs, Brushes.. and Mirrors, put up in paper boxes, thus doing away with the expense of eases and putting special quality in the goods. We are confident that every lady who sees them cannot but admire.. They are useful as well `' as ornamental, while in price they are about the same as old style toilet cases. We have them from $3.00 to $15.00. See them. SChapple Drug Company Corner -ontana Avenue'and Twenty-Eighth St. LEFT T-"HE HOUSE. .Ionzo Kilby Charged With Looting Sheep Camp. It was probably because the fornr. was too hot to be carried away the latter so securely fastened to its moorings that he could not remove it that Alonzo Kilby is not also accused of having stolen the stove and house of Snelling & Harvey, sheepmen on the Musselshell. Kilby was brought to the city last Saturday evening by Deputy Sheriff Harding and lodged in the county jail tu await the next term of the dis trict court. The charge against him is burglary and it is on an order of Justice Ostrander of Musselshell town ship that he is being held. The transcript of the preliminary hearing in the justice's court against Kilby has been filed with the clerk of the district court and according to the summary of the proceedings held it appears that when Kilby was arrest ed he. had two companions, Jesse Smithey and Roy Milner. The latter twb, however, apparently were able to satisfy the court of their innocence, as they were ordered discharged from custody. In the complaint against Kilby he is accused of having stolen six packages of coffee, a coat and vest, two over shirts, a knit jacket, a tarpaulin, pair of blankets, a quilt, two frying pans, three tin plates, a butcherknife, two tin cups, a coffee pot, several table knives, 50 pounds of flour, 20 pounds of sugar, 25- pounds of potatoes, a washbasin, a galvanized iron water bucket, a pail of lard, one U. S. clasp knife, a Savage rifle, box of cartridges and a bottle of strychnine. In cor roboration of the charge Wright Har vey affixes his signature to the com plaint. The theft of which Kilby stands ac cused was committed toward the lat ter part of last month, but it was not until December 1 that a warrant was Issued for the arrest of Kilby, Smithey and Milner and the two succeeding days were required to make service. The fact that a bill for transportation and another item for mileage are at tached to the cost list must be taken as evidence that the officer was com pelled to travels a considerable dis tance in making the arrests. At the time it was looted the camp was temporarily unoccupied, the herd er being absent with his sheep. Al though this is the first arrest for an offense of that nature, parties resid ing in that part of the county saythe robbing of sheep camps is of common occurrence and many heavy losses have been sustained by sheepmen in that respect. CODYANS ARE HAPPY. Bridgf Across River Between Town and Depot Completed. y On Saturday last the big pge spanning the river, between the Town proper and the Burlington depot, was finished and is now open to traffic. The structure was built by the bridge force .of the company and is substan tial in every way. Heavy timbers were used and it is well braced with large iron rods. The water approach is well guarded by wedge shaped wooden cassions, several feet high, the spaces being filled in with large quantities of rock. The superstructure is securely fastened by top and side frames, the whole being firmly bolted together. The flooring is very heavy and the supporting timbers are massive it size. The bridge is by long odds the heaviest and best ever constructec in the Basin and is capable of stand ing the heaviest weight that can bi placed upon it. ST. JOHN'S COUGH CURE wil eare your cough. Sold by Chappl IV= Ofth 400 TOWN LOT TO SELL BEFORE CHRISTMAS We are authorized to sell these lots and to do so will make, lowest prices and give the easiest terms ever offered. The lots the best in Billings and. prices run from $10.00 TO $500.00 these lots will be sold and if you have a dollar to invest, don't fall 'to s us while these lots are on the market. AUSTIN NORTH COMPANY, Agent_ FOR THE QUARTER. County Treasurer's Quarterly State ment Showing Condition of Funds The quarterly statement of the coun ty treasurer for the quarter ending November 30 has been' filed with the county clerk and recorder. It shows that at the close of ,busines on that date the sum of $187,452,50 was on hand and distributed among the vari ous funds as follows: Fund. State ... ................$14,155 83 Fish and game ............ 532 19 Stock indemnity .......... 66 07 Stock inspec. and* detective 893 55 Sheep mnspe. and indem... 97 36 State bounty ............ 4,102 14 General ...... .......... 25,322 51 Contingent .............. 10,928 72 Poor ........ ...... .... 5,410 15 Sinking ................... 5,472 77 General school .......,.. 12,548 88 Bridge .................. 5,694 01 Bond interest ............. 4,722 15 Road .................... 9,548 73 District road ............ 371 83 City of Billings .......... 18,272 73 Billings fire ............... 1,927 73 Billings sidewalk ........ 1,720 37 Billings sprinkling ........ 900 20 Billings imp. dist. No. 1 .. 37 69 Billings sewer dist. No. 2 .. 2,122 91 Billings sewer dist. No. 3 ., 5,153 00 Billings sewer dist. No. 4. 403 02 Billings sewer diet. No. 5 . 611 54 Institute ........ ........ 25 00 Estate M. Gallaher ....... 199 10 Estate J.. W. Cobb ........ 4 84 Estate George Heintz ..... 1 00 District school .......... 55,537 29 Fire department .......... 313 23 Total ...............$187,452 50 el" Receipts. Taxes ...... ............ $156,340 05 Licenses ................ 6,141 25 County Officers fees ...... 1,137 47 Other sources ............ 37,828 05 Transferred from road to road districts .......... 146 00 Total .................$201,592 82 BRONZE TABLET. Buffalo's Memorial to the Late Presi dent McKinley. Buffalo, Dec.. 9.-A bronze tablet now marks the spot where the body of the late President McKinley lay iý state in this city in the lower corridor of the city hall. The inscription on it is as follows4 "Here lay in state the body of WiQ liam McKinley, President of the UniT. ed States, September 15, 1901." Fort. five stars form the border of the to let, and the letters are cud into tI bronze to the depth of t i efight) of an:inch. AL. HARRISON STRUCK 01 Makes a Discovery on Trout C That May Make Him Rich.. Several weeks ago Al Hsr brought into Big Timber sampl what he believed to be oil whlc had discovered on the ranch.:. nephew on Trout creek. Mr. son sent the samples'to Butt - analyzed, and is just in receipt report of the analysis. It sho samples to have contained o( oil. He says that from the mo side there oozes a small stre` water which runs down and , inja small basin near the foot gulch. He and his nephew w tracted by the oily appearance water and the scum that forme, it. The scum has an oily .ee the touch. Mr. Harrison's inv tion has proved so satisfactoryi. he is, preparing to organize a company to prospect the Vicin oil, feeling confident that them° good flow to be had in the neig hood, or that there is an immens, of coal. Convicted on His Girl's Evide Kansas City, Dec. 6.-Wal1e yF naugh, who forced his swee Daisy Wheeler, a 17 year old steal $1,200 in pension moneo her widowed mother and flee,' him to Chicago, was found gu the criminal court here today given a five year sentence in:.o) itentiary. Cavanaugh was ca - on testimony given by the girl.. A. L Babcock Hardware EXHIBIT SOME ATTRACTIVE NOVELTI E IN CHAFING DISHES, BAKING DISHHES, DECORATED TEA AND COFFEE POT PLATED WARE AND CARVERS. Goods adapted to thea es prices ad4qpte4L to the In other do well to cononalt iat "" we offer. , A.V.