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LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
J. W. Richardsp .of Levina 4da a guest at the (rand., Miss Anna A. Johnson of Bridger is visiting in the city today. E. B. Camp has opened' a, real es tate and broker's office in the First National bank block. Judge J. B.. McLernand, one of the three district judges of Butte, passed through the city this morning on his way to his forr er home in New York. John Staffek has been elected a del egate to the grand lodge of Eagles which meets at Minneapolis next month. He will represent the local lodge. Street Commissioner Keene caused the building of a number of sidewalks on; Second avenue, north, to conform to the regulation size pro vided by .e4ty ordijance. Judge Loud and Fred Kreldler re tbrned to Miles City this morning. 'They will spend a couple of days at home and then go to Forsyth, where court convenes next Monday. The family of R. M. Roth, who have been living at the Crow agency for several.years past, will remove to the city in a few days. Mr. Roth until recently, was an employe at the agency. George Walters, Indian trader at the Cheyenne agency, came in last night from the agency and will re main some time to undergo medical treatment, Mr. Walters is one of ,the oldest Indian traders in. the co' ntry." A train of 20 cars of cattiMe gathered, at points to the west, arrived over the Northern Pacific this morning and were unloaded, at the local stock yards of the" company. After being -kept here a few days they will be shipped to Omaha: C. W. Watkins, formerly engaged in the ranching business near Park City, has been here the past few days. Mr. Watkins is now located on a ranch near Cody, Wyo.. where he 'as large stock interests. He h contracted to sell his Park property. Miss Sweetman of Columbus, well 'known in this city, has resigned her position as teacher of the interme diate department of the schools of that place, the resignation to take ,effect May 9. She has secured a sum mer school at McCloud, which will begin its term at once. A- coitple of changes have been made in the staff of 'the attorney gen 'eral of the state. , Harry D. Moore, first assfatint, has .~esigned and the vacancy caused by his resignation has been filled by the promotion of F. W. Mettler, second. assistant. In turn' the latter has been succeeded by George W: Patton, an 'attorney - Butte., Secretary of State Hays came down from ' Iuster's Springs last night, where he has been recuperating foi the past few days. He returned to his official duties at the state capita on this morning's train. While not an avowed candidate, Mr. Hays is prominently mentioned, throughout the state as the next nominee on the democratic ticket for the office of governor. The fact that a thunder storm c companied by a drenching, warm rain prevailed at Miles City and thereabouts Wednesday night and yes terday morning should cause the hopes of those who fear a contilua tioo of 'the dry "spell" in these parts to rise, for it may be taken as mean ing that the elements have not en tirely forgotten some of their spring functions. Duffy, the chimney sweep, who was arrested here and taken back to Hel ena as a witness against James S. Keerl, charged with murder, has been released from Jail. His deposition was taken yesterday and he is now at liberty to go where he pleases. Duffy denied the insinuation that he left Helena immediately after the mur der in order that he might not be held as a witness. He said he was sim ply following his calling, which is such as to keep him traveling most oftt te time. In compliance with the law th. county commissioners met this morn ing as a board of health. The general health condition of the county was discussed and reports received from the health officer concerning the ex istence of the ,various diseases now present to a greater or less extent In the community. Not deeming the situation serious enough to warrant the application of any unusual or se vere measures, the board issued no or ders in regard to quarantine or other drastic precautions to prevent further spread of any of the maladies, the doctor reporting matters to be well in hand. A telegram has been received by L. H. Parker informing him of the serious illness at New York of his half brother, "Matt" Murphy, well known here as formerly engaged in the cattle business in Custer county and also on the Crow reservation. He disposed of his intereets a few years ago snd since then has made his home t gL. Paul. Not long ago ' faillin , .. 1 ýa. 1 1 1Sm m+A lr, bIn tSn Europe with the hope of obtaining relief,; 1.4is not known for a certaint7 but tlhe upponltis I ,i that t Ra.6b n his returh home whaii overtaken with the sickness that now )hreatnu hm with fatal results. Trial of the case of State vs. IL. M. Hayden, on the ,liarge of assault in the third degree, is, in progress in Judge Mlann's coUtri.it iis, afternoon. The defendant is a' policenman charged by Herbert :.' St. Clair: with having assaulted him with a revolver while the complainant was' under arrest 'and withdut just cause or provocation. On the other hand Hayden alleges that St. Clair was resisting him and that he was compelled to use force in subdu ing him. The hearing is before a jury and two attorneys appear for the prosecution, St. Clair having retain ed C.. L. Harris to assist the county prosecutor. , From Saturday's Daily aszette. George RI. Davenport of Fort Benton is registered at the Grand. Mrs. M. Fletcher of Waverly, Mo., is visiting her; daughter, 'Mrs.I'M. B. Flatt.. Born, to C. H. Getchell and wife, 312 South Thritieth street, May 1, a daughter.. State 'Senator John M. Conrdw of Park county, accompanies the Living ston bowlers. M iss Florence Klos, who visited dur ing the winter at Rush City, ' Minn., has returned home. Len Correy is here from Wyoming wheree hah been holding forth for a era of years past. alfa" thiroughout the valley is owing very rapidily, in many fields it is tall enough to wave. ':.Th long delayd 'window Bnd door casings having arrived, work has been resumed on the new city hall. W. H. Hiflnall, state examiner, is in the city today examing the books a cords of the various county of oliceman Hayden has tendered his esignation to Chief Calhoun, to take effect' at the pleasure of the city council. Miss 'Alice Walk, who has been teaching school in one of the Mussel shell districts, is in the 'city visitig her,,parents. Edgar B. Camp, who has opened a real estate office in the city, reports the arrival of two families from Iowa, who wish to rent farms in this sec tion. ,Miss Mabel Collins has resumed her p6sition as librarian at the Parmly Billin library, after, an absence from her ost of several weeks, due to ill ater has been turned into Ye anyon Creek ditch, and many of the ranchmen are flooding their hay ground; not content to wait for .t sp g rains. e Big' Ditch company tur ed ter in their ditch today. The de has been caused by the building of a new headgate at the head of the High Line ditch. A. Hirsch, who lately bought a small piece of land one and one-half miles west of the city, has just com pleted a very pretty villa and moved his family there toklive. White Caldwell 'and Carl A. Speith of Bozeman came down from their mountain eyrie 'to see their champions roll the spheres and do a little .root ing" for them if needed. The condition of Mrs. W. H. Con way -nd child, re the south side, who 'have 'een seriously ill, is reported more "..erable. today with. every in dicaticn of their early recoery,. " The l llings baseball team as or p anized fcor this year will play the second nine at the fair grounds,to morrow afternoon, The game will be called at 2:30. Admission will be A demurrer was tiled today in tne case of F. W. Adkins vs. Orilla Whit ney, an action for debt. Defendant contends that not sufficient facts are alleged in the complaint to constitute a 'rfc of action. Reynolds, recently appoln of the Crows, has gone to the ency for a few days to look over the' field and get the run of things. Dur ing' his absence Lee ,Mains is acting as assistant cashier of the First Na tional bank. C. F. Stocker is in the city and reg isters from Glendive. Until recently he made his home at Big Timber, near where he ranged his flocks, but has changed his base of operations to Daw son county, where the range ,iebetter and less crowded. Laurel school district will ho special election to vote on bonding the district for the sum of $3,000 to enable it to enlarge the school build ing. The same question was voted upon at the spring election, but was defeated by a tie vote. Captain J. C. Bond has returned from the Stinking Water Hot springs, near Cody, Wya. where he spent sev eral weeks see ing relief from rheu matism. He has been greatly benefit ted by the trip and returns feeling a number of years younger than before his departure. Mrs. J. C. i r; wife of the agent for the Cheyenne Indidin' at the Lame Deer agency, who had been an inmate ct St. Vincent's hospital for the past few weeklu undergoing treatment for .paralysip ;p, reported 4n a fair way .to recovery. Dr, Prickett, the osteopath, has been the attending physician. 'Pauline Thorsen, formerly Pauline Halstvedt; " has filed here first report as guardian of the person and estate of Thomas H. Halstvedt, a minor, and also isks the court to fix a date for hearing the report: Achording to statement submitted the sum of $1,. 059.21 is on deposit in two of the batik, of the city to the credit of tje minor, this being the sum total of the estate to which he is entitled.. L. M. Hayden, the policeman, tried in Judge Mann's court yesterday af ternoon for assault in the third de gree on Herbert St. Clair, was ac quitted by the jury. The verdict, how ever, was not unanimous, two of the jurors holding out for conviction. The number of witnesses examined was large and three attorneys were em ployed tn the' case, two for the prose cution and'one for the defense. A company, to be known as the Glendi.ve Shearing company, has been organized to put in a thirty-machine Allen's shearing plant in the vicinity of Glendive this month, says the R1e view. Charles Stocker and Thomas Cotter are the promoters of the pro ject and Mr. Stocker informs us that all the machinery is on the road and that the plant will. be put in and in readiness to begin operations June 1, with a crew of expelenced operators. W. B. Sleeper canii In last night from his Wyoming ranch. He reports that the storm of a' week ago in that locality was one of unutsual severity and that much loss to the sheep herds is reported. At qarland ,there was a loss of 3,000 head, and at Cody ther_ was a Ilos of 1,000 head. Others losses are -reporteg throughout that section of the country. Sheeppen in Wyoming usually, start. in shearing the latter pert of April and the loss was among '`thqse which had 'bees shorn. - - Deputy Game Warden Smith has returned from Miles City, where he has been to investigate the case of the reported killing of a deer in Custer county a few days ago and -which caused' the story to get out that a murder had been committed. Aft.et a consultation with the sheriff Mr. Smith arrived at the conclusion that it would be imnpossible to ascertain the identity of, the men who were guilty of the violation of the law and returned. The boy who saw the.kill. ing was a long distance off and could not identify the parties. From:Monday's Daily Gazette. H. H. Swain of Dillon is registered at the Grand. W. A. Vale returned to Hunter's Springs this morning. Mrs. Joseph Kinnick of Park City is in town visiting friends. Carl Hulshoff of Dubuque, Ia., is visiting friends in the city. J. B. Annin, fcamer !county commis sioner, is in the city, for the first time in several months. Jim and Jack Fraser have gone on a tour 'of the Big Horn basin, to so licit eonsignments of wool. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Skinner are re ceivirg-, congratulations on the birth of a son, born -yesterday. Dr. McKay, a prominent physician of Big Timber, was In the city today on his way to New York. Frederick Carlson, a native of Swe den, has filed his declaration of in tention to become a citizen. Mrs.. S. F. Scott, wife of Conductor Scott. of the Northern Pacific; has returned from a visit to Iowa. Miss Hattie Hill left this/morning for Miles City where she accepts a position in the state-reform school. Mr. and Mrs. John Hogan of Liv ingston were in the, lty Sunday, vis iting in ithe family of Mrs.. Thos. Healy. Amanda M. Campbell has sold to Henry A. Frith lot 14, block 88, .orig inal townsite of Billings; considera tion $25. Secretary Preuitt of the Montana Stockgrowers' assodiation was a pas senger on this morning's eastbound Burlington. Miss Ada M. Bennet of Miles City spent Sunday in Billings, the guest of Mrs. Jean Decker.. She left this morning for the east, via the Burling ton. A transcript of the judgment ren dered in the justice's court in the case of Charles Spear ys. James G. Fraser was filed with the clerk of the' district court today. In the case of J. C. Dunnigan vs. S. H-. Hood, for breach of contract,, defendant's brief on his demurrer to plaintiff's complaint .as filed with "the clerk of the district court today. By. a deed filed for reeord with the county clerk and record4 r today Jo seph Kinnick conveys to school dis trict No. 1 a school lot in the north west quarter of the southwest quarter of section 34, township 2 south, range 22 east. The dousideration named is $1. Deputy Sheritf Robbfns arrestei an insane man, SBaday 'afternoon and placed him in jail pending an examh ina+.lon by' a luiacy 'comnltssin. The" man was unable: to give his- name or tell anything whatever about himself., It was learned, however, that he has been employed as & section man by the Northern Pacifyi. A man named Salmon, empyed by C. M. Bair, was brought' to the City Saturday afternoon suffering fro.i a gunshot wound, received acciden-. tally. He was standing in front of another man whogwas loading a rifle, when the weaipon exploded. The billet struckl Salmon in the back part of the right ankle, following the bone and emerging from the front and a trifle higher.than the point of entry. making merely a flesh wound. An arrangement by which the Great Northern will be. enabled to reach the farming states of Nebraskt, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri with lumber from the districts from' al3ng the line of the Hill roil has been en tered into between the Northern Pa cific, Great Northern and Burlington. The Hill road delivers' to the Northern Pacific at Helena and points west qnd the Northern Padific will deliver the product to the Burlington in this city. . No ' nge Is apparent in the con dition of W. H. Heffner, who was adjudged insane last Saturday and ofdered ,committed in the asylum. He resents being kept a prisoner and yesterday afternoon, while being given the freedom of the corridor of the jail, used his cane to break all the windows within reach. When dii-' covered he had broken seven panes and probably would have smashed the remai ng ones had he not boee e longing for freedom and es pe from enforced' toil that possess ed the ihind of Frank Smith yester day proved to be stronger than the walls of the city jail, whero he was confined to do a ten days' stunt for vagrancy. His manner of escaping wias simply. He simply dug through the rocf of the lavatory, a small, arch-' brick addendum to the main struc-. tude, and then lowered himself to the ground, only a few feet below. - Of course. he has not been re"i since. Judge Matheson, who spent a fewL days at the bustling and enterprising 'burg the latter part of last week, re ports Red Lodge to be showing every sign of prosperity,. A number of new buildings are in course of construe tion and more have been contractel for. Among them are both residence and' business structures. The mine, of the Rocky Fork company, which was shut down a few days during the past week, resumed operations this morning with a full force. Owing to the change in,the Burling ton time card 6n the main line the Toluca-Cody train no longer makes connection with the east bound train out of Billings. Passengers leaving here in the morning bound for Cody are ,obliged to wait 18 hours at Tolu ca before the departure of the train for the south. In order to avoid this long wait, O. C. Burgner of this city has established a hack line to run between the city and a small station on the Toluca line, 15 miles so1.t.i of here. ' The wagon leaves every night at 1 o'clock. Martin Datsch, who has been em ployed on one of the cattle ranches to the north, arrived in the city a few days ago. He had a check for a .p#d ly amount ,representing the ,results of his labors for the winter, and pro ceeded to have what he considered 'a good time. The check was cashed by an obliging dispenser of liquid joy and Datsach has no distinct recollec tion of what occurred subsequently, except that he awoke in the olty'jail this morninig, his pockets empty a$ remorse gnawing at his soul.. He wlI do five days' work on the ate ets. Hugh M~chQUaid, one of th. old~st newspaper men of the state, died sud denly last Saturday at Helena. Mr. McQuaid came to Montana in 1864, settling at Virginia City, where he was exlployed as printer on the Mon tana Post, the first paper to be print ed in the territory. In 1868 he asso ciated himself with others and estab lished the Independent at 'Deer Lodge. In 1874 they removed to Hel qna, where the original owners con tinued to publish the paper for sev eral years. Subsequently they sold the plant and Mr. McQua;id engaged in the mining business, in which he was more than ordinarily successful at first. During the pass few years, however, he did not do so well and at the time of his death was under ap pointment as custodian of the new state aapdtol. Geo Setzler Undertaking " Embalming eot enR. ,Blhi]lGS We have just received a new, sell selecfedI stock of wall paper. Special patternsns ird two-room lengths. Pri, ,as low as 15ie a double roll and as high-as $3.50 a double roll. happle'Drg Co., dTe e S Billings Furniture Co. Wishes to call the attention of everybody in Billings and surrounding country that they are receiving goods almost every day to beautity homes and make everybody more comfortable. Today our Go Carts and Baby Cabs arrived; in a day or two we will un load a car of mixed Furniture which will make sore eyes. well, all the latest. A cordial invitation to all. BTllngs Futmitute Co, No. 14 and 14 28th St. North. * fIlOS.CIAPPLE Manager. S . . e MBe ý a a . HIS AIM WAS POOR. James Kimble Is Charged With At. tempted Murder. - From Monday's Daily Gazette. Cyrus Ventling says James Kimble attempted to kill him last Sat rday. The dificulty between them occur red on the sheep range of Clark Reynolds, on the other side of the river and about seven miles from town. As related 'by Ventling this morning to the county attorney and Judge Fraser the immediate cause of the alleged attempt at ihUrder was an unsuccessful effort on the part of Kimble to whip him Earlier in the day Ventling and his employer were enged in making a settlement and' Imble is accused of having "butted In," an interference that Ventling resented, as he is much older than Kimble, and, beside, he thought the other man was taking part in something that ,did not-con cern him. No collision occurred until after dinner, ' when, Ventling 'says, Kimble left his band of sheep, about a half mile didtant, and went to where he was ho.ding a band and ask ed what time" it was, saying his Watch had stopped. Ventling declined to talk to the man and merely showed him his watch. Kimble asked him if he were angry and continued to press Ventling until the latter finally lost his temper at some remark the other is alleged to have made and called him a dash and a blank, double dash ed liar. Kimble promptly- knocked Ventling down, but was not able to hold him there, for Ventling admits that he "got up a fightin"' and speed ily had Kimble where he himself had 'been a few moments before. After he bad punished his adver sary sufficiently Ventling allowed him to arise and Kimble went after his gun ,saying he .would kill Ventling It he did not immediately leave that part of the state. Instead of making tracks in compliance with Kimble's suggestion, the old man went in the direction of another band that Mr. Reynolds was holding. When about half way he alleges Kimble appeared in sight and at the distance of about 100 yards opened fire on him, but without scoring. Ventling continued to walkl tlward his employer and Kimble is said to have followed him and made an effort to wing him while he was talking to Reynolds. The lat ter interfered and saved Ventling from becoming a repository for the dontents of the other fellow's gun. Ventling then walked off and as Ve says, "kept a walkin' until he reach ed the city." After thinking the mat ter over he concluded to have. Kimble arrested. His face shows the effects of the blows he says he received from Kim ble, es both of his eyes are badly swollen and discolored and his nose bruised and lacerated. 'To those who remarked his appearance he admitted that he had received some tolerably `rough usage, but added significantly. "wait until you see the other fellow." Card of Thanks. We desire to thank those kind friends and neighbors for their as sistance and words of sympathy dur ing the illness gnd burial of our two baby girls. W, H. Conway and wife. a. ST. JOHN'8 COUGH CURE will cure your cough, Sold by Chapp] Dria Co. FOUR ROOM HOUSE I, With Bath Room and Sewer Connection, Good Stone Foun dation and Cellar, renting for $20 per month. Will be sold at a bargain if taken at obce. Excellent location on north side. Price $1,200. A pay ment of $700 cash will be ac cepted. Thos. J. Bouton, Real Estate, Loans, Insurance, Abstracts; Miss Baskins Will Still7Continue the sale on all PATTERN HATS, . Baskins' Millinery Annex Belknap Block., P.i. Smith& Co. Undlertakers and. Ucensed Embalmers. Undertaking Parlors 114 N. Twenty-Seventh St. Telephone 20o. palls Attended to at all Hours Open Season for Hunters of Bargains in Comforts. Quick Meal Gasoline Stoves , for comfort in the kitchen. Hammocks and Porch Chaqirs for comfort on the porch. Columbia, Rambler, im rpedall 10lu for comfort on th rt.:" Ice Cream Freezers aid Re(igrteri : for copfort insle, faq comfort of 4id o ILL Bablok Nr