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ARE WANTED REPLY TO WESTERN LABOR UN. ION WARNING LETTER. .10 NOF INVITE LABORERS I;r. Wooldridge Explains Efforts of Those Who Encourage Immigra tion Into State. The circular sent out recently by 'the Western Labor union warning -.astern working people and others against the efforts now making to so CUre settlers for this and other north western states has evoked a reply from W. M. Wooldridge of Hilsdale, Mont. The circular was signed by Dan McDonald, president of the union, and to him Mr. Wooldridge addresses himself. After calling attention to the fact that in the circular gotten up by the people of his county, who are assisting the movement, particular stress is laid upon the statement that j small farmers rather than working men are invited' to come out and make homes, Mr. Wooldridge urges Mr. Mc Donald to make a tour with him. through the territory which it is sought to populate and see for himself the inducements it offers to home seekers. He then says: I have myself been a laboring man all my lifetime, principally a railroad worker, from the capacity of a track-. man, telegraph operator, station agent and up. In 25 years' exporienre, I have learned above all other things +o place very little reliance in an-" pc"i tion where my tenure of office dc.)enl ed upon the will of another.- and it was this consideration which influ enced me to resign a good position as station agent upon the Rocky Moun tain division of the Northern P:icifte railway and move to this v'll-. lo cating myself a home and improving it to such an extent as to p!cre m'o self and family beyond the power of any oficiat I also wish to a - th^,t during those years I was a uniot! m!, as my former assoeia,~s m.-ill and I owe my present p.i ip n io t>i> fact that in attempting to impr,.-,- c., own land. which I could not :t -1i ,e I sought a united coloony-, -net ,..rt ,;y - . all working for the same purpose, and was able to accomplish it. I will cause you to meet ri.z-ns of former wage-earners throuzhom, ti-o northern part of this stale whi woere forced out of employment h-v co:r-:ri tions, strikes or hard times, who hnd not a dollar at their command wi~n they were turned out, and -who today possess farms and homes of the r eon, placing themselves and de:ondcont families en:irely beyond want. and many possessing fortunes. These men, as a rule, will tell you it was a blessing the day they were obliged to depend entirely upon their own re sources. It obliged them to hay- con fidence in their own efforts. These are ex-coal miners from San Coulee, miners from Butte, railroad men from various railroads, engineers from hoisting works and railroads, tele graph operators and station agcn:s, and about every class en laboer repre sented in this state. These men went out upon the land which you repre sent as worthless and carved them selves homes. No- one realizes the res.-!nsibility resting upon one enraged in this par ticuar line of WurIK mIre liilla I uo or would feel more reluctant about advising any one to make a crihnge there if I were not confident that was in the right. During the psat two years in this section of the state there has been a scarcity of labor at certain times of the year, an- I : have been censured for not encouraging more working people. During the de velopment of this valley the price of labor has steadily advanced as the de mand for labor occasioned by the rapid development of the valley has steadily increased. Another thing: The ordinary laer er or mechanic is almost or-~-l l . upon farms or stock f:rms. Fe:c ;il very reason wn have- 1:, II1 n'iT;m" ` "', discourage thits cla,--. ao" the young farm.-: of th . .1 , There is not a mnnt- . which I ma not ' ,, personally or by mail t-, . , ..,,..: m anner in w ' ,,i , f: , , wage-rarn.- : tion to h , . .... ., II. Maxwell : ! ' . . r,, reformers. tlhr- ... . :ire .United States bar -: . st problem of the n, -:- -; the taS. t k of getting e i '-o. ' ..... -' f i- e overcrowded cli.ws -to + , ,rr , id encon:r'a.e themn o ro, !·re r themselves, thil: r:ed!.-r auiber of wage-earner=. .:"r, ,,ing iary .effort possible to ai.;•. c.r.;, e farm boy or laborer from cnter the ranks of other class laborss mechanlcs, and during this present r it has been my pleasure to co-operate with such reformers as L. S. Coffin and others in working and speaking at eastern farmers' insti tutes to give particular attention to this subject and tell the young farm ers' sons in language that could not be misunderstood to stick to the farm and to create a home for themselves, by all means keeping away from the labor centers. * * * I think very few men in Montana have had the opportunity of studying and becoming acquainted with both wage-earners and agriculturists in Montana that I have had, and I believe that it is the bounden duty of all who have the welfare of the laboring peo ple and the upbuilding of our state at heart to encourage as many of the laboring people as possible into the country to create homes for them selves, and I have often thought that if the labor unions would provide a fund for this purpose, doing so in a manner that those taking advantage of it would reimburse the labor un ions, that it would be a long step in the right direction. WOMAN'S CLUB. Concluding Act of "The Tempest" Is Studied. From Saturdav's Daily Gazette. The Woman's club yesterday after noon continued the study of Shakes peare, together with other interest ing themes. The second division, of which Mrs. A. M. Crawford is leader, had charge of the programme. The closing act of "The Tempest" was studied. Mrs. Crawford read an arti cle by James Russel Lowell, on the pla'. wherein each character is pic fured as representing a distinct char ac'eristic of the human race. This served to make the thought of the author plain, and to cause the mem bers to see many truths which had previoust- been obscure. "The works of Joshua Reynolds," the great p0ortrait minter, was next pn<' aented. The .sin'ine of "Com modore Kennel" wee d.scribed in de tail, as well as a number of his por trai's of chilrlren. Miss Corns rave en ins'ructive talk on Marconi and his wireless tele pea nh v. COMING TO MONT',ANA. This State -ecuri 'g Fair .hare of It'meseek'rc. I' is estih a .l - ha ful"' 2 00') horl e .. o1;n1rs r:? I 1!'i t:h IiThiieatolis 1tis week, a majovri' of whiom beg'an i-' jtri),i," at t p t ornt, the move ornt . fe.Jus'a'e ni :t, to ron necting lines havin: lb.n smaller ihan the w ,c :'k h . A- ncrar as ctould be judged tihe bIuin cs was iabout e-venil divi,--d w.-: a "Soo," Northern PTfi anl (,tr:tt Nor hern. Each took .c w on r,0 and 700 p rsons. One of thie .arg. t , . . .... has been t:, .,h M ,l': - . !.M e ;it being a conv:nient ne n., .r:' i ing from Joeer andl nor!h.n '.1 i sori. The Milwhaukee did not c'niI.i:ilmue many, as it is doing a little bolor;ng on i's own account in South Dakota and takes many in search of homes into that state. \'While the large majority of those who are coming west continue on to Washington and Oregon, with some for Idaho, Montana is not being over looked. It is said that many have gone into Fergus county, selecting the Judith basin as the place of their set tIlinont. Advices received at Helena last Thursday stated that the train on the Great Northern which left St. Paul the day before had four extra coaches filled with persons intending to settle in this state. Next Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be the banner days of the season, as snecial efforts have been put forth by the northern transconti nental lines to secure immigrants for those days. PROMOTION FOR FRANCIS. Will Be General Passenger Agent of C. B. & Q. The Burlington & Missouri River line is evidently considered as an ex collent training school for officials to fill the more important positions on t1io parent organization, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. Many of the -n now filling the "big" places cn a tt:r ·· ntl :riaduated from the 1., oi , t , Uc s ide of the Missouri , and . . io- be made, accord Sto r: ,t f,r still another. S,: ,:.1 ,,:?t,. the story ibat Siri B, rlinrton & t,,tr a - ). ),v fi', I h. i trl o passnr .N:c:F ',,CT & Missor c '. cris as hI - sistant. T d h ' , "ood a m a"o . - it " c r nr 'l? , S tru-l be 1 ; .. I t - to *h,- ,:., cc .if d 1 nor . ... . ... ' , "1 n to F:-,c , ',w ,-t thiny are t ,nohr--," rl'tlrir',l i t. r- - porter taon I.t `. f I ' , I .. , greater thani lisat ,i" Fr, STOLEN MONEY IS ATTACHED n e ACTION TO RECOVER ROUBLES OF RUSSIAN BANK. DTPOSItTD IN THIS CITY Sheriff Levies On Deposit Made By PMan Now Exile In Siberia. i'.i Sunda~'s Daily Gazette. Those who have a memory for such ihings will probably recall the case of bhe Russion named von Klutchinski, who was arrested in the northeastern part of this county about two years ago and taken back to Russia on a writ of extradition in which he was charged with embezzlement. The ar rest was made by the late Sam Jack son, deputy United States marshal. Von Klutchinski was kept in jail a short time and then, without attempt ing to fight his extradition, taken east and thence to Russia, where he was tried and convicted and is now serv ing a sentence in Siberia for his crime. The charge against him was that while acting as bookkeeper and ac countant for the Private Commercial bank of Wilno. borough of Keidnay, Russia, he collected from various par ties indeb'ed to the bank a sum ag gregating 6,000 roubles, or $4,500 in currency of the United States. After obtaining the money he fled to this country and finally brought up in Montana. He invested a portion of the stolen money in sheep, forming a co-partnership with parties who are still engaged in the same business at the place where von Klutchinski was arrested. After von Klutchinski's surrender to the Russian authorities at New York a lank book showing an account with the First National bank of this city was found in his possession. The hook showed that he had deposited esomething in the neiohhorhood of $3. 000 with the bank, and in addition it was learn~d that he had certificates of .10o00 shares of rtock in the Index P'rnin l,; mo-r c-·,- of Seattle o (r1nosi',r! in the o,'-ii inotituti-n. He 'hor^ ro,. .'it come of th-' money, h y-'vcr-, and the a.'mont to his cr'od-. it va cons n 'rahl, 1-.r than the orij inel denosit. - I For rso'i r . ' 1n mnrcv has hI lt ni , . " ;i r o ro -0 ,''fl in !t"e I n ' " over since. n : i'" i· ': to tl!e cr,.! it of ;en 'Tip t 'I -o l w r rn i ' f:i-r' , f'·cr:t . r 1od ." M .r , sheriff n of ttae nl nt ,:-'m ',d ont of ti'e 'Iistrit crn; urt a a t - stance of til' hank fr,'rn i.i-- ,!- it "- " stolon. The action was begun by O. F. Goddard gas attorn'v, for +I- lonk and the nece·lOr'v bornd waI s Ifirnio 1 with A. L. labcoik and C. A. ,-i as securities. Whoen :servce was ohntpin-d it v, found that only $ L119 rer' in':i! l f the original 0urn depnoited !v v. Klutchinski, while all th m nir' stock was fohind. TIh' 1:'tt- is ": posed to have a par value of 10 nt a share, but whether it is~ wr"m , that mo:l.st rinm ren-sin" 1.," " as nrLooac y 1; :'1roalor t' anything c-onucrnino - '- ..,- ,, its standing. The fact that von F'; r.i. ' convict in a pEnal ,I.' ' in a country whir-- . i, oale 1i'. 1iC 'igit-. i 'o certain that no iresi' i, '",il ',,: fered when the time -'~r:!~..- f. . ing final disposition f i , . under attachment and that. t, . will win out. THEY SURPRIt'F p Agent Kenne.dy Vict: f - P: Little Conspiracy. Prom Sunday's DaIly (',-n4 tt. A^ th: tintw is :,In :' !' H1. N. i; nn. v 1 wil - r i.... tion wi' h ' Norh-,t i : r hi a local '.- ' I. i . ' .1 the f' : ' ' ! , :i- ,. a to'-ti:. ' i '' ' - -f .%· - , who wanted to see him. "Mac" quiet ly pointed to the Hon. O. F. Goddard and said he was the one. Taking his cue, Mr. Goddard then made a neat little speech and at its conclusion pre sented the surprised Mr. Kennedy with a beautiful, solid gold watch chain, to which was appended an ex quisitely fashioned Masonic charm, the obverse side bearing the crown and cross of a Knight Templar, the re verse the double headed eagle em blemiatic of the Thirky-second degree in Scottish Masonry. Mr. Kennedy, to use the expression of one who was there, "felt that he would be going high at 20 cents," and for a time could not find words to ex press his feelings. Finally he recover ed his powers and speech and thanked the ,donors in an earnest and hearty manner. DECISION IS RESERVED. Court Will Read Testimony In Mrs. Orcutt's Case. From Sunday's Daily Gazette. Not until he has received and read a transcript of the testimony evoked yesterday will Judge Fraser render his decision in the case of State vs. Mrs. Lonetta Orcutt, who was given a pre liminary hearing before him yester day. The case consumed the greater part of the day and the examination of the various witnesses was exhaustive. Some new points were brought out, but in the main the testimony adduc ed does not differ materially from that given at the inquest. At the conclusion of the hearing County Attorney Hathhorn said he had no suggestions to offer to the court, but would let the matter rest entirely in the judge's hands, as to whether the d~efendant should be dis missed or held to the district court. Mr. Johnston, for the defense, mov ed to dismiss, but the court denied the motion and said he would not ren der a decision until after he had read the testimony, which was taken down in short hand, and remanded Mrs. Orcutt intol the custody of the shoriff. Deputy Sheriff Robbins, who has had her in charge ever since her ar rest, said last levening that Mrs. Or cutt had expressed the wish that she might receive a regular trial in the district court, as then an acquittal would result in ending the matter for all time, whereas no bar to further prosecution would result from her discharge on preliminary hearing. I BEHALF OF A FREIND. cle William" IJ amilton Appeals for Rockinger. from Sunday's Daily Gazette, T;Uncl William ,. Hamilton, the noted scout and gide, was here yes It rd a- in:eresting himself in the mat for of securing a pardon for a man rf S: of Inr: Rockinger, sen n -d ! the penitentiary from Park ioni v !,io't o wo years ago. Rock :ngnr 1'- ame involved in a quarrel 'i , ; ' of Cirnish miners and one Sf t': 'ie kiled in the mixup. For Ii:; h, .'as sonennced to ten years at 'Icr Lo iOe. i i; i!d1 tht Rockinger was in a .. j ifi'l'Ie. At any rate it i i:eiv I: that he has neen sufficient m'' ":ied for the part he took in - fid-'t 'n h," a. wife and six chil n '--ing in Park county. 'rln'ain of Rockinger Mr. Hamil ' 1n eý'1! .",- h^ never knew a kinder Ior m-re genrous hearted man. The " ~ n-oe'ber as scouts in many Indian campaigns t.;hr.u:, ;ut the northwest a quarter of -:;°r',- oer more aro and in enlisting i. o fo:c his early day com 'hind orison bars Mr. in .lieves that he is working as '"s cause. ' -:.t' ,! 'im..rs generally Rock " :11 spoken of and the fact . ."d his country well in a 3 man's life in this region : at stake will, it is believ . h be taken into considera ' .e anplication for pardon ' '"d by the pardon board. i' WINTER THERE. -e '"orrrs In Extreme Eastern '"atana and Dakota. .. 1- P Dil Gazette. 'e country east of thich the Northern in the embrace :;c'ns more severe Soccurred earlier v raging there, i -v. Railroad :'.c ill and trains - ..r - i'" to the trar;in from imorling at "r'.d as icing in 'ho day a i that it ... . . .. . d to Sofad -rm-i S p"'nit ... re-nt with a train of sheep he loaded west I of this city, and which he intended to forward to Glendive, there to be sent to his range, as the snow was too deep to permit grazing. Acting on the advice he caused he sheep to be unloaded at the. Northern Pacific stockyalds and ;hey will he held here until the weather to the east moder ates and the danger of their starving on the range has passed. Local climatic coanditions were all that could be desired. While the tem perature was somewhat lower than during the precn'ding few days, still the weather was anything but cold. The fact that the melting of the snow was temporarily checked was the source of considerable gratification to the stockmen and ranchers, as it in sured absorption by the soil of the water which otherwise might have run off, had the weather turned warmer. NOTICE To Road Trustees and Agents for Road Districts. You are hereby -no:ifled thit all bridges and niverts that may be built on the public higbways by any person, conlpanv or corporalon, by reason of their ditches crossing said highways, shall b., built of good sound bridge ti omber of not less than three inches thick, twelve inches wide and sixteen feet long; and in no case shall said trustee or agent accerpt in the name of the county or road dis trict any bridge or culvert unless built of such material. By order of the ioar-I of Count' Commissioners, Yellowstone county, state of Mon'ana. NAT. G. CARWILE, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board. 93-10 Billings, Montana, March 11, 1902. For Sale. A matched team of driving horses, weight about 1.000 pounds. Also two J ersey hbulls, on' year old. For further particulars a1-lri-ss W. F. °TR tTT, 155-6-92-2 Roundu.., Mon!. Lost. At the coal banks, one larve anv horse branded on left thigh, one white faced sorrel pony branded 7-! on right thigh. with split enrs. Both had on halters when lost. Will give $10 for their recovery. T. J. JELLISON. 93-9 Billings, Montana. Lost. About the 15th of last December, a small buckskin mare, branded D on right shoulder and thigh. Reward for return to owner. DR. CLIFF LINDSEY, 87-tf Billings. Montana. Notice of Meeting to increase Capital Stock. Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting held of the stock holders of the High Line Ditch com pany on the 27th day of March, 1902, at ten (10) o'clock a. m., at the court house, in the city of Billings, county of Yellowstone, state of Montana, for the purpose of voting on the question of increasing the capital stock of the corporation from ten thousand ($10, 000) dollars to twenty thousand ($20, 000) dollars. Every stockholder in said company is requested to be pres ent in person or by proxy., By order of the board of trustees. E. B. HASTINGS, Secretary. Feb. 11, 1902. 84-6t First Publication Feb. 28, 1902-6w Desert Land, Final Proof.-Notice for Publication. United States Land Office, Boze man, Montana, Feb. 20, 1b02.-:,otice is hereby given that Charles O'Don nell, of Billings, Yellowstone county, Montana, has filed notice of intention to make proof on his desert-land claim No. 826, for the'Nk bESE', S1 NE44, section 10, township 1 south, range 24 east, M. P. M., before T. A. Wil liams, clerk of court, at Billings, Mon tana, on Saturday, the 5th day of April, 1902. He names the following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and reclamation of said land: William F. Snyder, of Billings, Montana; Ig natius D. O'Donnell, of Billings, Mon tana; William Birely, of Billings, Mon tana; Samuel E. Feyler, of Billings, Montana. A. L. LOVE, Register. First Publication March 7. 1902-6w Notice for Publication. Department f the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman, Mon:ana, March 1. 1502.---Notice is hereby given that the following n-rnel settler has filed notico of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that i said( proof wi 1 he made before T. A. Williaim;, cIrk cf court, at Billings, Montana. cn A nril 26, 1902, viz: ROBERT LEAVENS, Homes'c`ad Entry No. 2,352, for the "o s 5. 9, "cti:'n 7. -S. SW'4 section ("". 'Y: ! northl, range 27 east, T-ae ~-ý",- the following witnesses to prove his continuous '-.s!'pnce up -'n nod cul'iva'ion of said land, viz: ý erirt c- n T''7 -F "T'lin-s.Montana; nror,-- '' a nnr. of Red lTodge, "nanatn nroni! I TT"ammond. of Bill ins "*nut-ona: oorge T. Gamble, of "iilings. on' na. A. -L. LOVE Register. Notice of Meeting of the Stockholders of the Big Ditch Company. i Notice is hereby given that a meet ing of the stockholders of the Big Ditch company will be held at 1Q o'clock a. m. on Tuesday, the 15th 'day of April, 1902, at the court house, in the city of Billings, county of Yel lowstone, state of Montana, for the purpose of voting upon the following proposition: "That the capital stock of the Big Ditch company be increased to an amount sufficient to furnish needed water to all land along the present line of its canal capable of being irrigated therefrom to the extent that sufficient water has not already been provided therefor;" And for the purpose of taking ac tion upon such other propositions as may then be presented with a view to protecting either or both the pres ent and prospective holdings in said company in all righ's appertaining to the property thereof. By order of the Trustees. E. B. HASTINGS, Secretary I Big Ditch Company. February 18, 1902.. 86 6t First Publication Feh. -", 1902- -n'v Notice for Publication. Department of :he Interior, .and Office at nozemnn "nn:anna, F, '2, 1902.- Notke is herci-- iven hat ;he fol ,",ing n. -.ed o s e ,l.r h ,bt. tiied notice f his in on Ion a makl final l ,o"f ip s :0or of h,. clai , nd : t ".. 1 .'p . ill ' :nale fore Ri ltD TI. ,ENNEDY Homestead Entr N:. 2.227. f., he Int 5, section 34, Ni NWT1 'ion i , lot 7, Si ', ''! E .,, _ see inn "t. .,.,n ' in 1 nor h, rang ` ' ' ast, 1 '. VI. T-ie nl ",ý lhe Totl' ;wina , :, es 1li o 1, ' .( i 1 -c, if V' . .,.in, K ' .s . i , . , 1., _ I 1'''' i' Fin st f'ln lic -:iii'l .:: i , 1ttI):i rW day April f1. c,.2. ' n: Ctwho madCe i. E. N:'. i:h. . ()ri' e at l]A"\Vi s a.. .ý'n!; ':r!iý "" ' u-u :c,'y 12. 19'.10 .-- -' ,.ic ,, i +01t':': hat thnae s I' e '-.:! 1 ! ;wig it s to prove h i' :in i ,i i' l i ' lnee, upton and Ciiltir vaton or san:. 1!lu i': William M. Murphy, of Iavina, '.ut.; Wa Mter O. Lee, of Billins, ,'ont.; Jeffehson Z.Brewer. of B.llings. hnt.; Harry B. Drum, of Lavina, Mont. EDWARD BRASSEY. Regis!ter. First Publication Feb. 21, 190z-6w CONTEST NOTICE. Department of the Interior, aJnited States Land Office, Lewis own, Mon tana, February 12, 1902.-A sufficient contest affidavit having been tiled' in this office by Gordon Kennedy, con testant, against homestead entry No. 1429, made April 29, 1898, for lots 1, 2 and' 3, and NER NW'/y' section 30, township 9 north, range 29 east, M. M., by Jesse E. Giiue, (onitestee, in which it is alleged that the said Jesse E. Gile never erected a habitable house upon, and never established his resi dence upon said land at any time prior to or since the making of said homestead entry; that he has wholly abandoned said land; that his abandonment was not in any way due to his being absent in the army or naval service of the United States in time of war; that the present whereabouts of said en tryman is unknown; that his last known place of residence and post office address was Musselshell, Mon tana; that affiant has asked pos:mas ter at Musselshell postoffice and sev eral persons residing near the land and couid not find present residence or postoffice address of entryman; said parties are hereby notified to ap pear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on April 21, 1902, before T. A. Williams, clerk of Seventh Judicial Dis'riet court. at TBillings, Montana, and that final blaring will be held at 10 o'clocrk n . : on MT;nay, April 28. 1902, before the Register and Re ceiver at the United States Land Of fice in Lewistown, Montana. The said contestant having, in a proper affidavit, filed February 12, 1902, set for'l facts which show that after due diligence personal service of this notice cannot be made, it is hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper publication. EDWARD BRASSEY. Register.