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al All subscribers to the Semi-Weekly in Gazette will kindly take notice that It de is the desire of the publishers to close at up past due subscription accounts be fore the beginning of the new year. th During the month of November m statements were mailed to all those in indebted to the paper, and to those he who have thus far failed to give the cl matter their attention we request that st they favor us with a remittance dur- bi ing the present month. pi tc I.OCAL AND PERSONAL. ac From Friday's Daily Gazette. H W. F. Strait of Roundup is register- al ,ed at the Grand. Sheriff Fallon of Sweet Grass coun ty is a visitor in the city. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Thayer of Ab .sarokee are guests at the Grand is Austin North and wife have sold d, to Joe Sacco lot 1, block 62, Billlngs to townsite; consideration $100. R .Charles Spear, cashier of the State h bank, departed this morning over the e: Burlington for a short visit to Omaha. st Mrs. H. B. Segur received a mes- b sage from Mr. Segur last night an- e: nouncing his safe arrival at the West h Baden springs in Indiana. i1 J. B. Herford left this morning for e the east, intending to go as far as h Boston. He was accompanied by his two sons, who will stop at Chicago to visit relatives. - Tonight teams representing the Elks and High School Athletic club will play indoor baseball in the gymna sium of the southside school, new building. In addition the girls of the c club will also play a game of basket ball. An unruly prisoner confined in the city jail last night undertook to de- s molish the place, but succeeded in doing no greater damage than to up- t set the stove and fill the room with smoke, as his prank was discovered in time to prevent more serious in-I jury to the venerable ruin. Magis City camp, W. O. W., held its nanual election last night at which 'the following officers were elected: P. C. C., W. J. Scott; C. C., Ira L. Whitney; A. L.. J. S. Simineo; bank er, A. T. Holmes; clerk, E. H. Hol lister; escort. Frank Foley; watch man, J. W. Stoddard; sentry, - Grif flth; manager, W. D. Mowre. This morning Sheriff Hubbard re ceived a telegram from James Eaton, dated at Junction, asking that he or a deputy come at once, as a sheep camp had been robbed. The message contained no further information and the sheriff concluded not. to go until he could learn something more definite. Ralph Wilkerson. an aged ranch man who resides on the south side of the Yellowstone near the upper Bill ings bridge, fell on the ice yester day while driving stock off the river and was painfully injured in one of legs. Workmen engaged in repairing the opposite side of the bridge heard his cries and assisted the old man to his cabin. His injuries are not con lered serious. A small audience witnessed the production of "A Gambler's Daughter" last night. The play is not of the kind that appeal strongly to the lov ers of the peaceful and homely in the drama, but is strong with the gal leries. Mlen were shot and killed with sufficient regularity and fre quency to satisfy the most blood thirsty, while a "real faro game" at which fabulous sums were wagered on the turn of a card was introduced for the edification of the sporty in clined. .A T. Simonson, the founder of the town of Absarokee in Carbon county, and who lives in a section of the country where the inhabitants direct their principal subject of discussion to air ships and bank robbers, is in the city today. Absarokee is the home of Benbow, the air shiip inventor. who hopes to rival Santos-Dumas at no distant day. It is also in the lo cality made famous by reason of the capture of a quartette of bank rob bers who operated on the bank at Peter Klein drifted into town yes terday from somewhere along the Northern Pacific and proceeded ,ul mediately to put himself outsile of all the whiskey he could find. The usual result followed and he found himself in trouble when he attempted to "clean out" a southside resort. In the fight with the bartender he came out a bad second and was arrested in addition for disturbing the peace. At the jail he was found to have a cer tificate of deposit for $1,200 and con siderable in cash beside. This morn ing it took $20 to make peace with the city. / In a condition which those addicted to the use of the language of the street would designate as "jagged," but which a lady of her own refine ment would probably describe as "overcome," Mrs. Burke, better known as "Calamity Jane" boarded this morning's Burlington train and bade adieu to Billings. She said she was oing back to Deadwood, where she C ad friends and, where she would be i ppreciated at her real worth. Bill igs had become too much of a ten- t erfoot town, she said, and declared he would never return. c Dr. Chapple was hurriedly called to he Cottage Inn this morning by a iessenger who said a man was dy rg there. When the doctor arrived e found a man prostrate with an pileptic fit. In falling the man had 1 truck some object and badly, cut and 1 ,ruised his nose, causing it to bleed 1 irofusely which fact led the others I o think he was dying. The doctor administered the usual treatment and 1 he man soon recovered his senses. 1 le gave his name as T. N. Kennard md said he was a traveling man. Shortly before the Burlington train eft for the east this morning Sheriff lubbard arrested one of its passen ;ers, a young man named Smith, who s charged with being an absconding lebtor. The arrest was made on a elegram froli Sheriff J. D. Watts of tavalli county, who wired that Smith lad left Hamilton owing some mon ?y. To Mr. Hubbard the prisoner ;aid he did not pay the amount, $40, )ecause he did not, ave enough mon ey to buya ticket and also settle with pis creditor. He claimed that he had ntended to remit as soon as he reach 3d his home, Drakeville, Ia. Smith sad only 75 cents when searched at the jail. He is being held pending instructions from the Ravalli county sheriff. Tschudy and Ovren, two of the members of the Magic City Bowling club's team which is to compete with Butte tomorrow night for the state championship, left for that place this morning. They will be followed to night by Daniels. In case he arrives before then, Elliott will also take the same train, thus completing the team, Tschudy, Sherman, Daniels, Ovren and Elliott. Sherman is already on the ground, having gone there early in the week to take part in the meet ing held for the purpose of organiz ing a state league. Bulletins will be received tomorrow night at the local alleys and those at this end who are interested in the contest will be en abled to keep informed as the match progresses. From Saturday's Daily Gazette. O. H. Hovda of Absarokee is at the Grand. H. Yaeger of Helena is registered at the Grand. P. J. Ross is among the Helenaites who are in the city today. R. A. Carpenter of Butte is among the visitors in town today. Mrs. Charles Camp of Laurel came in from that village last night. L. H. Drake will leave tomorrow for his old home in northern New York to spend the winter. Harry Yaeger, business manager of the Montana Record at Helena, is spending the day in town. A marriage license was issued this afternoon to Peter E. Cooper and Clara McQuery, both of this city. Jack Fraser expects to leave to night for Sentinel Butte, N. D.. to take charge of a band of sheep Rhea Bros. have there. A. K. Ervin, president of the Bill ings Mercantile company, came in this morning from Butte and is spend ing the day in the city. Mr. Ervin is on his way to New York. iFollowing out a custom which he inaugurated 17 years ago, John D. Losekamp will on Christmas morning this year remember all the children in the city between the ages of 6 and 10 years. Robert Hudson. who conducts a stock ranch near Nye, Carbon coun ty, accompanied by his wife and chil- F dren, is in the city for a few days. They are stopping at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Kain. "Lost River." the play that appears c at the opera house tonight carries with it, besides a large lot of special scenery, three well trained horses which appear on the stage during cer tain parts of the melo-drama. The infant son of Frank Bryan, re siding in North Thirty-fourth street, was seriously burnt this morning by falling into a pan containing hot water and lye. The little fellow's thigh and side were badly scalded. Another slight fall of snow occurred last night and this morning the tem perature was highly suggestive of the arctic regions, but toward noon it moderated greatly and this afternoon a chinook is causing the snow to dis I appear rapidly. The Eagles flapped their wings and screamed in glee last night. A class of novitiates was put through the process of sprouting pinions and 1 beaks. The victims were, Sidney F. Morse, T. A. Williams, F. L. Mann, 1 J. R. Yates, J. P. Baker, Richard Chrisler and Bert Oliver Smith, the young man arrested yes terday by Sheriff Hubbard on a tele s gram from the sheriff of Ravalli coun 1 ty, was released from jail this morn s ing. A dispatch was received to dis a charge him, his brother having set s tled the account for the non-payment of which he was stopped wnlie leav- e ing the state. F Owing to the length of the play, f the curtain for "Lost River," at the r opera house tonight, will go up at 8 o'clock. This is an exceptionally fine t play, and it is hoped the audience will be in their seates by 8 o'clock c and thus not miss seeing any part of i it. All trains arived late today, having been delayed by stormy weather in both directions. No. 1, the west bound North Coast Limited, did not arrive until 2 o'clock this afternoon. In addition to having been detained i by storms, it also had considerable 4 trouble with engines along the road. I William Griffith, a typical tramp, 4 blew into the city a few days ago and at once proceeded to ply his vocation I of "macing." He was arrested last night for vagrancy. This morning he was sentenced to 10 days in the city jail, with the option of leaving town in that many minutes. He availed himself of the alternative and when last seen was making tracks to the west. Among the passengers on this morning's eastbound Burlington train was Colonel I. D. McCutcheon, at one time a prominent citizen of Montana, particularly during territorial days. A dozen or so years ago he removed to Seattle, where he now makes his home. A number of the friends of the gentleman were at the station to pay their respects to him during the short time the train' remained here. Fred Ramsey of Kirby, Rosebud county, who has received considerable attention from the state press in con nection with the recent election by reason of the fact that a good deal of supposed colonization of which so much has been heard was effected in his precinct, is among today's vis itors in the city. He declares that he has retired from politics and his pres ence here is merely for the purpose of "rubbering." An alarm called out the fire depart ment last evening shortly after 5 o'clock. The usual prompt response was made, but the services of the firemen were not required. The blaze was located in a small brick house in South Second avenue, be tween Twenty-eighth and Twenty ninth streets and had its origin in a lot of clothes that had been hung near a stove to dry. The inmates of the room had extinguished the fire before the department got there. Under Sheriff Sayles returned this afternoon from Park City, where he went yesterday to take charge of j. J. Potts, who left his home the night before while mentally deranged. He did not bring the unfortunate back with him, having turned him over to Mrs. Potts and a brother of the man, who decided to take him to Hunt ers springs for a few weeks with the hope that a change of scene and the baths to be had there might prove of benefit. In case the experiment fails Potts will probably be given in charge of the authorities for committment to the asylum. From Mcnday's Daily Gazette. P. J. Perry of Manhattan is in the I city. M. L. O'Brien of Huntley is register ed at the Grand. H. S. Withington of the Crow agency is in the city. B. Sessions of Byron. Wyo., is au tographed at the Grand. Mrs. S. H. Kenneth and children of Helena are guests at the Grand. D. R. Atchison is .among the Helena visitors who are in the city today. D. G. O'Shea of Red Lodge is among today's visitors in the city. Trainmaster Ott of the Northern Pacific is down at this end of his di vision today. Ida L. Camp has deed to T. J. Bou ton lot 4, block 10, Billings townsite; S consideration $1. Miss Lillian Allen will go to Beat rice, Neb., in a few days to spend the holiday season with the Misses Marion and Blythe Johnston. O. P. Hanna was here from Sheri dan yesterday to make final arrange y ments for the establishment of a stor t age depot for Armour & Co. 7 The owners of the new three story building being erected in North Twen d ty-eighth street expect to have the structure ready for tenants about the middle of next year. it The bricklayers employed on the in Moss & Rowley block have taken ad s. vantage of the pleasant weather of the last few days to make material id progress on the walls of that struc ture. 1e John Staffek and wife took their id departure yesterday for New York. F. After a short visit with relatives n, there they will sail for Germany, in rd tending to be absent six months or more. P. R. Sullivan, lately local repre le- sentative of the Helena Record, left i. for Missoula Saturday to take charge 'n- of the oimce maintained there by the is- same paper. He is succeeded by J. at- A. Gilully, recently with the Times. at The county's clerk's office is busily engaged today sending to the various precincts in the county the supplies for the special election to be held next Saturday. The supplies are the same as those used at a general elec tion. Cards have been received in the city announcing the approaching mar riage of Miss Mabel Larson and Mr. C. B. Power at Helena on the 30th of the month. The young couple are quite well known in this part of the state. Mike Sheridan arrived from Helena yesterday in quest of work. He had a draft for a small amount, an over coat, a rifle and some loose coin. Dur- I ing his wanderings about town he be came separated from all, except the coin and in addition was arrested - for being drunk and disorderly. As he presented the appearance of a workingman, his honor discharged him, this morning, thinking he had been punished enough by the loss of his belongings. .While there may be honest doubt as to whether this part of the Yellow stone valley is really in the "banana belt," it cannot be denied that it is embraced within the area where the toothsome peanut can be raised in all its rorfection. Several vines with goober2, attached, grown on the ranch I of .Marsh Bros., are on exhibition at the office of T. J. Bouton. According to the statement of that gentleman the Marshes have for several years raised an annual crop of peanuts. Not a large one, but enough for their own use. V A week from today the county com missioners will meet for the purpose of receiving plans for the erection of a new court house and jail in the city. From present indications a half dozen or more architects will submit plans and it is anticipated that some lively competition for the work will be the result. The commisesioners will not be hasty in the acceptance of plans and will endeavor to take particular pains in making the selection. A number of architects from other states will enter into the contest. The family of H. B. Segur received a letter from that gentleman today saying that the waters at West Baden had already greatly improved his health, and that there was every indi cation that he would be able to re turn in about two weeks fully recover ed. FELL DOWN HARD. City Bowlers Prove Easy Vic tims for Butte. Both teams were out of form and neither one made the score that it is capable of piling up when at its best. Unfortunately the Billings champions were "off" the more of the two and the result was that they re turned yesterday morning badly beat en in Saturday's games with the Butte bowlers. They have no excuse to offer, further than that they were "out of luck" and the balls failed to do their accustomed execution when they arrived at the other end of the alleys. This is very evident from the fact that the total of the five games playcl! was only 2,507, lower than the team as such has probably ever made in a like number of games on the local alleys. Butte also fell down hard and could do no better than make 2,750 pins, only three more than were knocked over by Billings in the match with the All-Americans. Following is the score by games: First game-Butte, 597; Billings, 474. Second game-Butte, 555; Billings, 472. Third game-Butte, 536; Billings, 524. Fourth game- Butte, 513; Billings. 4 517. Fifth game-Butte, 549; Billings, 517. Tscludy was high man for Billings with 204 pins. His average was 173 for the five games. Ovren, who play- * ed three games, taking the place of jc Daniels after the latter drew out at A the end of his second game, made the p, next best average for Billings, 172 2-3. al Sherman was affected by the high w attitude and sulphur fumes and could fi do no better than maintain an aver age of 169 2-5 for the full series. Ellis, the midget of the Butte team, finished with an average of 192 for G the five games. Sheehan had an aver age of 179 for four games; White 176 and Van Ellis, 190. The latter played only one game. L The locals return with only the P kindest feeling toward their vanquish- S ers. They were treated with the ut most fairness and courtesy by their b opponents and the "rooters." Next Saturday they will meet Butte on t their own ground and while hardly ex- t pecting to be able to overcome the l . great lead the visitors will bring with r them, they expect, 'however, to cut b r down the difference very materially. a f Pearl Hart Is Paroled. C Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 14.-Pearl Hart, e the female stage robber, was paroled t e by Governor Brodel yesterday on the I . recommendation of the board of con- I B. trol and the prison superintendent. ; YI She held up a stage in company with We Have the Largest Stock of i Albums Books, Toi let Cases Manicure Sets, Music Rolls, Pictures, Burnt Novelties e and Toy Books in Town. a SEE CHAPPLE DRUG CO. r THEM Cor. Montana Ave. and 28th Street. EO THE HOUSE 6EO. SETZLER, TFORNISHER The latest styles always to be found at our Place. S. .FURNITURE . . i Wall Paper, Linoleum, Pictures, Picture Frames. e Undertaking DII IMAC MNT GRUWELL n Christmas At HOOSE'S Jewelry Store .A NEW Diamonds ar and Watches ed COMPLETE Silve Silverware en LINE OF re-Clocks Jr ewelry Watch Chains Latest Neck Chains Designs Lockets its EASY Hand Carved at PRICES Leather Gioods ire to Len - - - the the STATE AGENCY aes ian Smith Premier Typewriter On ARTHUR P. CURTIN ianwf Helena. Mont. 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It has been waiting for half a century for Americai energy and enterprise. If we had not sacri ficed wisdom for sentiment we would own Cuba today. "I want to say here and for all time." he continued, "that General Blanco and his officers had no more to do with the blowing up of the Maine than had the people of New York City. It is my belief that some of the young officers left in the arsenal by General Weyler blew up the Maine. It was they, I am sure, who planted the mine that sent the Maine to its destruction." See shoemaker under Yegen Bros.' Savings bank. Good work; prices right. 5t-"tf SPORTING GOODS We have just received our New stock of A. 6, Spaulding's Fall and Winter in and Outdoor Games Nothing developes the student like these in nocent sports. Quality and price unequaled. CALL AND INSPECT OUR STOCK. SA. .BABCOCK HARDWARE ,,, I,.._g