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From Saturday's Daily Gazette. lo
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Clark, cc
a son. th
T. E. Hammond of Forsyth was H
among yesterday's visitors in the city. ki
C.. J. Cottingham of Great Falls el
autographed at the Grand, yesterday. iC
Mr and Mrs. C. S. Brother left last i
night for Missouri to be absen a
couple of weeks.
R. W. Hutchinson, the musician a
piano dealer, left Thursday night to F
England to visit his parents.
Mrs. Henry Keiser and her sist , g
Miss Dwyer, have retunred to t
city from a visit to Helena.
Miss Mabel McGregor expects to
leave for Helena this morning to b
spend the holidays with her parents, d
until lately of this city.
J. L. Harrington and family, accom a
panied by Miss Rhea Harrington, in
tend to leave tonight for Superior,
Neb., to spend the holidays. t
The North Town Land company has I
sold to T. J. Jellison lots 15 and 16,
block 41, Foster's addition to Billings
townsite; consideration $200.
W. Lee Mains has returned from his
trip to Helena and is in active train
ing for Monday night's Elks' symposi
,um, as he is down for a leading part
in the aflair:
Articles of the recently organized
Billings State bank were filed for
record with the county clerk and re
corder, yesterday.. The capital stock
of the concern is $50,000.
Among the recent additions to the
bachelors' colony in the city is H. F.
Clement, Mrs. Clement and their lit
tle son Donald having gone to Scran
ton, Pa. to visit relatives.
M. M. Potter, whose field of en
deavor is confined to earnest efforts
in behalf of the traffic department of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad, is in the city on one of his
periodical missionary tours.
The various churches of the c
are engaged in making their usual
preparations for adding to the pleas
ures of the little folks by having
Christmas trees and real Santas to
make the distribution of gifts.
In order that they might have
le spending money for Christmas, the
board of education yesterday issued
checks to the teachers of the public
schools for the three weeks of the
present month ending yesterday.
T. W. Schleberg, who has been
spending several weeks in the city un
dergoing treatment for an injury sus
tained by a horse falling on him, ex
pects to return to his home at Mussel
shell this morning, haviug almost
wholly recovered.
The fake dispatch concerning t4
intense cold and deep snow which
were alleged to have had an existence
here during the last days of last week
has found its way into the "patent
innards" and is still traveling over the
country as "news" from Billings.
The Hon. T. E. and Mrs. Collins, ti
accompanied by their son, were pas- c
sengers on yesterday morning's early o
eastbound train, from Helena. Mr. 1
Collins, who is in poor health, con- d
tinued on to Chicago and thence in- o
tends to visit the Battle Creek, Mich.l t
santiarium, while Mrs. Collins and the d
boy stopped over at this point to spend a
a few days with Miss Collins, the li- t
brarian. c
Little heed was paid in the city to
the governors' proclamation for yes- r
terday designating the day as special
ly dedicated to the commemoration
of the completion of the Louisiana I
purchase. Instead of the general dis- 1
play of the national colors which was 1
requested only a few persons thought
enough of the matter to comply and
the only public building from which
the stars and stripes were floating
was the city hall.
After having' been postponed from
the day before, the funeral of the late
Mrs. L. F. Field took place yester
day afternoon. Services were conduct
ed at the Congregational church by
the Rev.. Mr. Clark and also at the
grave. The pall bearers were J. M.
Ramsey, H. G. Williams, H. W. Row
ley, William Birely, W. O. Parker and
J. R. Goss. A quartette composed of
Messrs.. Allen, Setzler, Ladbury and
Currie furnished the music.
City Clerk Matheson has been no.
tified by the purchasers, Harris & Co.,
of Chicago, that the city hall bonds
are in the hands of the printer and
will be ready for submission to the
mayor and council at the first meeting
of that.body in January. This means
that all the proceedings in connection
with the issue have been' found cor
rect and legal and that no hitch need
be anticipated and that the money
will soon be in possession of the city.
Judge Smith of Helena has made a
hole in the gambling law, at least so
far as it affects the Chinese game of
"fan tan.". A couple of Chinamen of
that city were arrested and taken be
fore him on the charge of conducting
a gambling game. Counsel for the de
tense maintained that while the ac
cused were playing the game, they
were not running it, and therefore not
amenable to the law. Th% court sus
tained the demurrer and ordered the
defendants discharged from custody.
R. A. Wagner, formerly state gsae ci
warden, but now a scout in the Y - tl
lowstone park, made ° a killing of of
coyotes at the Springs Tuesday, says .C
the Livingston Post. "The Duke of ai
Hell Roaring," as Mr. Wagner is p
known about the Springs, was quite oi
elated over his killiig, as was also tl
Captain Pitcher, who delights in see- h
ing coyote scalps brought in. The u
yellow pests make great inroads upon I
game in the park when they are not n
ked after and kept closely killed off. e
From Sunday's Daily Gazette. o
Fred Gascoigne of Laurel auto- e
graphed at the Grand, yesterday. r
Dr. W. H. Miller of Sheridan was c
a guest at the Grand, yesterday.
William Rea, the St. Paul sheep
buyer, Arrived from the east, yester
W. L. G. Unger of Laurel was
among the visitors in the city, yester
H. T. Lovell of Kane, Wyo., is in
the city transacting business and
greeting old friends.
Miss Lora Goddard will arrive to
day from Des Moines, Ia., to spend
the holidays with her parents.
Miss Janette Gettard, a sister of
Mrs. W. D. Clark, arrived last night
to spend the winter with the latter.
Miss Ogilvie, who has been making
her home with Mr. ·and Mrs. "Jim"
i Fraser, has returned to Boston, where
r she formerly resided.
Misses Inez and Irene Elliott will
arrive this morning from the Annie
Wright seminary at Tacoma, to spend
e their holiday vacation with their pa
* rents.
Mr. and Mrs. S.. F. Morse left last
night on the belated Northern Pa
cific train for Chicago and the south.
" They expect to be gone several
° months.
Mr. and Mrs. Preuitt were in the
city yesterday from Joliet. Mr. Preu
itt accompanied his wife this far on P
her way to Missouri, where she will d
spend some months visiting rela ves.. P
Having waited until about all
returns were in, Fort Benton n
comes forth with an announcement o
the discovery of a spring said to flow n
crude petroleum of as good a quality
nd per cent as any of the other dis
veries in the state.
rs. R. T. Leavens and Masters
Whitney and Brooke Herford left yes
terady for Walla Walla to spend the
holidays with Mr.. Leavens and Mr.
Herford, whose business necessitates
their spending a greater part of their
time in that city.
The fifteen round glove contest be
tween Eddie Croak of Iowa and Mc
Carty of Kansas City, which was pull
ed off at the Topic last night, result-'
ed in a decision for Croak on a foul
by McCarty in the fifth round. Croak
seemed to have the best of the fight,
however, notwithstanding the fact
that his opponent out weighed him
by 50 pounds.
Miss Lulu Railsback entertained
the members of her Sunday school
class yesterday afternoon in honor
of her birthday. The guests invited,
16 in all, belong to the kindergarten
department and were only four years
of age. They played games, listened
to stories, and were served with
dainty refreshments, all being seated
i at a long table, whose center decora
tion was a tiny Christmas tree, which
contained a gift for each.
Some of the stockholders and di
I- rectors of the High Line Ditch com
pany met yesterday afternoon in the
n office of County Surveyor Morris to
a I 'amine the plans adopted by the
- bard in connection with the contem
5 pla ed enlargment of the company's
Lt ditc!'. The matter of enlargment was
d agreed upon sometime ago by the
h directo"s and the action ratified by
g the stockholders. The board then or
dered surveys made and now it is up
n to the shareholders to pass upon the
1".++.,, ,-.. of +tha nrna.tdineR.
The board of education held a
ing last Friday evening and d
to elect another teacher for the high
school, the present force having been
found too small to give proper in
struction to all the pupils enrolled.
Miss Lilian C. Bank of Chicago, a
graduate of the Chicago university,
was selected from among the list of
applicants'and will become instructor
in Latin, mathematics and modern
languages. Miss Anderson of this
city was engaged as teacher of the
fourth grade in the southside school.
Although many of the though
have been taking advantage of e
displays made by the merchants to
lay in their supplies of Christmas
presents while stocks were still fresh
and unbroken, the real Holiday trade
may be said to have only just begun.
The stores were crowded yesterday
and the volume of business done was
large enough to please all concerned.
The express companies are sharing in
the wave of prosperity that has come
to the dealers, as there are but few
persons hereabouts who do not have
friends or relatives in the east whom
they desire to remember with some
token and keep alive the ties formed
in other days.
Among other dead and buried or
dinances which sometime in the dim
and hazy past were adopted by the
city council is one prohibiting the
throwing of paper and other rubbish
onto the streets or into aleys. Street
Commissioner. Keene has stumbled
across a record of its passage and pro
poses to enforce it to the letter. In
order to give all ample time to adopt
themselves to the proposed change
he says he will not begin enforce
ment of the law until January 1, 1902,
which will be a week from next Wed
nesday. On and after that date, how
ever, he intends to make life a trou
bled dream for all who ignore the
ordinance and will proceed against
everybody violating it, regardless of
rank, position or previous condition
of servitude.
From Tuesday's Daily Gazette.
T. J. Bouton retunred yesterday
morning from a business trip to Den
Mr.. and Mrs. Joseph Sims of Lavina
were among yesterday's arrivals at
the Grand.
d The home of Dr. and Mrs. Chapple
has been gladdened by the arrival of
a boy baby.
d W. F. Meyer, the Red Lodge attor
ney, was in the city yesterday on pro
fessional business.
t Paul McCormick, Jr., is at h
from Salt Lake to spend his vacatio
with his parents and Billings friends.
Professor R. HI. Daniels and Miss
.e Edwards left yesterday for Fattig
creek to spend the holidays with Mr.
ll and Mrs. E. B. Carter.
ie Portus Williams, son of Mr. a
id Mrs. H. G. Williams, is home from
a- the Shattuck military school at Fairi
bault, Minn., to spend Christmas
with his narents.
Mrs.. J. H. Johnston, nee Miss Mathe
son, has come up from Miles City to
spend the holidays with her parents,
Judge and Mrs. J.. D. Matheson.
"Jim" is expected to arrive today.
Judge Kelly, city treasurer, was -
ported as being seriously ill yester
day of a complication of ailments,
principally rheumatism and malaria.
Friends were with him and he was re
'ceiving every possible care.
Christmas night the officers d
members of the Salvation Army will
entertain the little folks at the army's
headquarters. The entertainment
will be largely for the benefit of the
poorer class of children of the city..
Billings is now in line with
other up to date cities of the cou r
in that it has a bowling aley. From
the liberal manner in which it is
patronized the inference is to be
drawn that the sport is proving as
popular here as elsewhere.
Sheriff Furey of Silver Bow coun
made his first visit'to the l4agiq.City,
yesterday, having come down in ac
cordance with a promise made to
Sheriff Hubbard to take a run down
this way "some day" to see for him
self if all the good things he had
heard of Billings were really true.
Mrs. C. L. Harris left Sunday morn
d ing for a protracted visit to her form
I er home, North Yakima, Wash'. The
r disconsolate Charles is receiving the
condolence and sympathy of the many
n other enforced bachelors whose
.s spouses have seen fit to leave them
d temporarily for the pleasures of a
h visit with the "old folks."
d The Cody Enterprise announces
-. that it has official information of a
:h change soon to be made in the train
schedule of the Toluca-Cody branch.
i- According to that paper in a few days
the present mixed trains will give
way to regular passenger and freight
trains. The latter are to run tri-week
ie ly, while the former will run daily,
Sundays excepted.
Chris Swanson again appeared
Smiling and happy in police court yes
terday and answered to the same old
complaint. He had been picked up
the night before in a helplessly
drunken cohdition. In view of the
fact that the glad time of year was
o near when charity and good feel
ng should prompt all men in their
dealings with one another, the judge
decided to let him off easily and im
posed the minimum fine, $5. Chris
was given until last evening to "pro
duce," saying that if permitted to
do so he could secure the needed
cash by that time.
The "oldest inhabitant" was re v
ing the cobwebs from his memory
yesterday in a vain endeavor to re
call another instance when rain fell
in these parts two days before Christ
s. Although he thought hard and
as able to recollect other unusual
climatic phenomena in connection
with past Decembers, he had to ac
knowledge himself beaten when it
came to remembering rain storms.
For the guidance of future historians
it is here set down that it rained, and
rained hard, last Sunday night and
again yesterday morning and that al
most the last vestage of'snow had
disappeared last evening. It is also
a further fact that some of the trees
about the city are beginning to bud.
Fine Stationery.
The Gazette Is prepareu to fill on
short notice any order for engraved
or embossed stationery. For all
kinds of fine Drinting this office as
sures its patrons the best Workman
ship and a superior grrde of stock if
Y every lsatance. 1S. Ut
Juvenile Books
The Fireside Series for boys or girls. Books at
moderate prices. Good binding and interesting
The' Snug Corner Series is our favorite in girls
books at low prices and in every way suitable for
winter reading for girls.
The Henty Series for boys. History, adventure and
out-door good times. A splendid edition at 60c
Alcott's Books for girls. The kind that never grow
old. Every girl wants them. $1.50 each.
Chapple Drug Company
Corner lMontana Avenue and Twenty-Eighth St.
umerous Letters Received in the
City Regarding Weather Report.
'Tis a pity that the fool-killer did
not overtake the space writer who
sent out the report from Billings that
the country was covered with
from three to six feet of snow and
tiern :',.eters frozen up so hard that
they refused to register the intensity
of the cold.
A Billings business man who re
turned a few days ago from an east
ern trip stated to The Gazette last
night that he had been questioned by
scores of people during his absence as
to the weather conditions in this sec
tion of the country. One can readily
imagine their surprise when inform
ed that the report was written for the
purpose of exciting people and caus
alarm among those who have
large stock interests in this section
but reside in other states.
1 Numerous letters of inquiry have
s been received in the city from out
e side parties seeking information as to
a t e real condition. The writers have
een reading the reports printed un
der a Billings date line in all the
r, leading newspapers of the country
c- and naturally the "news" as publish
o ed caused a great deal of uneasiness.
n The injury done is being in part over
a- come by a truthful statement of fact,
d which is an assurance that the whole
of eastern Montana never was in bet
n- ter condition as far as the range in
n. terests are concerned.
se North Montana Sheepman Inspects
m Yellowstone Feeding Methods.
a George Jones of Chinook arrived
in the city last Sunday as a repre
es sentative of the feeders of Choteau
a county to gain information concern
in ing the methods of feeding that ob
'h. tain among the sheepmen of Yellow
ys stone county. Under the guidance
ve of Edward Fraser he made a trip up
ht the valley and inspected some of the
k- larger establishments. He expressed
ly, himself more than pleased and sat
isfied with what he saw and upon
ed his return home will *have much of
es- interest to relate to those in whose
)ld interest his visit was made.
up Mr.. Jones is not altogether a
sly stranger in these parts, having form
|he erly lived on Swimming Woman, in
,as Fergus coupty, and marketed all his
el- wool here. About a dozen years ago
eir re removed to Choteau county, hayv
Ige ing disposed of his property in Fer
Im- gus. Since then he has not been here
ris very often and was astonished at the
•ro- changes that have occurred during
to the years that have passed when he
led was as much at home here as on his
own ranch.
Joliet Bankrupt Makes New Mark In
Business Failures.
Of the several men who have pass
ed through Referee Frith's court since
the present bankruptcy laws went
into effect, very few have made a
more. complete failure of the business
they were engaged in than did Wil
liam C. Baker, late a saloon keeper
of Joliet.
The first meeting of Baker's credi
tors was held in this city yesterday
and it proved a surprise to them.
Baker took advantage of the law to
take the pauper's oath and deposed
that he had absolutely nothing not
exempt and was unable to pay any
costs. The only assets he turned in
were a lot of old liquor accounts,
amounting in all to $250. Still the
forms of the law had to be observed
and the creditors elected C. F.. Oliver
of Joliet as ,trustee an4- he was in
structed to make every possible ef
We are authorized to sell these lots and to do so will make the
lowest prices and give the easiest terms ever offered. The lots are
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 see
us while these lots are on the market.
fort to collect at least some of the
accounts, although both he and the c
creditors realized that it would prove
highly improbable that he would suc
ceed. Upon his success in that di
rection depends the paymeht of the
costs in the action, as nothing is -con
tained in the estate that could be con
verted into cash enough to pay the
referee, trustee or others who may
have bills against the estate in con
nection with the proceedings.
When Baker made up his mind to
petition the court he seems to have
had some assets that were converti
ble, but these were covered by a
mortgage and two or three days be
fore filing his petition the mortgagees
foreclosed. Then on top of this some
other creditors instituted attachment
proceedings and are now said to be
endeavoring to have the mortgage
set aside. As the mortgagees are in
possession and their claim is said to
be valid and legal it is hard to figure
where the others will come in for any
Pitiful Case of Mental Affliction Dis
coverd By Police.
A really pitiful case of insanity
came under the observation of the
city and county authorities, yester
day. The subject was a Finlander
and from his incoherent and disjoint
ed ramblings enough could be ascer;
tained that he had come here from
Red Lodge. A railroad ticket in his
possession showed that he had been
destined for Helena, although there
are some who believe that he did not
buy it, but that it was supplied by
some one who had an object in get
ting him started on his travels, in
order to save greater expense to the
public of a certain locality. Whether
n this is really so cannot, of course,
be told, as it is only surmise on
the part of those making the guess.
e Officer Dulin was among the first
it to observe the man and saw him
a lounging about the Northern Pacific
s passenger station.. As he was doing
1- nothing to warrant the officer in arrest
ýr ing him or even ordering him off, the
man was permitted to remain. Sun
i- day evening the policeman saw him
y sitting on the platform and engaged
a. in putting on a pair of stockings. Ly
to ing beside him was a suit of under
,d clothing and when the. man arose
Atand proceeded to divest himself of
ty his outer garments ,apparently pre
in paring to put on the former, the of
is, ficer interfered and made the man re.
ie place the clothes in his satchel and
3d go away.
er Dr. Townsend, the city physician
.n- was notified of the man's conditior
st- and later, when he had been arrested
examined him in the city jail. The
doctor pronounced him to be insane;
and his insanity of the nature usually
described as melancholia. It was
proposed to place him on a train and:
send him on to Helena, but to this
the doctor objected and declared him
unfit to travel, fruthermore saying'
that the trainmen would put him off
at the first stopping place and he
might be left to perish. He direct
that he be turned over to the count
authorities, to be dealt with by them
as the nature of the case deserved:
The sheriff's office was notified,
but upon representations made by th
police, Sheriff Hubbard directed th
the man be held in the city jail un
today, as he was led to believe the
his insanity was of not so serious
nature as the doctor said. Should b
be no better today he will probab
be placed in the county jail and a 1
acy commission assembled to
amine him.
The man is a stranger here and n&
body seemingly is able to learn
Pope Leo's Address.
Rome, Dec. 23.-The pope today
ceived the cardinals who offered
their Chrismas greeting. The pon
made a lengthy address in which
condemned what he characterized
the excessive liberty of thought I
dulged in at the present time. H
sharply criticised socialism, agitatid
for divorce and hostility between d.
s ferent sections of the church and u
ed a union of the Christian church
A, L. Babcock Hardware C.
Goods adapted to the season
prices adapted to the pocket.
In other seasonable lines you
do well to consult us and see '
we offer.
A. 1. Babcock Hardw

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