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ISIf*tSH8ED MONEY FOR WOOLEN MILL HAS BEEN RAISED. KEEPS UP THE 00OD WORK Committee Will Continue Soliciting Subscriptions to Make Capital of Compary Larger. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. So far as the erection of a woolen mill at Billings at an early date is concerned, it apparently now only re mains to be seen whethe,,,ºpe Cali fornian with whom correspondence has been had on the subject is pre pared to "make good." Thanks to the prompt and energetic efforts of the Commercial committee of the Billings club the sum of local money that he asked to have invested jointly with the amount he expressed willingness to put into such an en terprise has been raised. Last even ing the soliciting committee appoint ed to secure subscriptions to the cap ital stock of the proposed company reported that the $12,500 needed had been, pledged.' Three of the parties who originally signed,for $1,000, each informed the committee that they had decided to take stotk in double that amount. This brought the total up to the figure agreed upon when the move ment to secure :suiaiIptions was in stituted. The committee stated, however, while this sum had been pledged it was the intention not to stop soliciting at this time. If possible $5,000 in ex cess of the capital of the proposed company will be raised. This will be done in order to insure a good work ing fund above the amount that will probably be required to erect and equip-the plant, as of necessity some time will elapse before returns may be expected. Further communicatidn willh6,w be had with the gentleman' at the other end of the propos'itioni and i. he is still favorably inclinted his presence here may be expected shortly. Should it turn out that he either cannot or will not become identified with the project, the money subscribed will be kept as a fund to be invested by the people of the city in a company that may be organized with other parties. When it became known how well the~soliciting committee had succeed ed much satisfaction was expressed on all sides at the bright prospect ahead for the establishment of an institution which by every parity of reasoning it is maintained should have found an existence here long ago. HE IS ACQUITTED. Chester Clegg Proves His Innocence in Minnesota Court. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. News has been received from Lu verne, Minn., that Chester Clegg, who was arrested here on a warrant from the Minnesota authorities on the charge of embezzlement, has been ac quitted. The information is contained in a newspaper and states further that it was proved on Cleggs' trial that the money he was alleged to have stolen had been taken by another employe of the firm for which the accused had been working immediately prior to his coming to Billings. Clegg is now suing his late prose cutors for $5,000 damages for false arrest and imprisonment When he left here, it will be re membered, the young man declared that he whs ininocent and the victim of a plot hatched up against him to save another man, one who had, been working with him in the store of the company that caused his arrest. This statement was in part corroborated by the sheriff who came after him, and who, while be did not care' to talk much, intimated that "something would happen" upon the trial of Clegg. He had so much confidence in the in nocence of his prisoner that he per mitted him to wander about the city at his pleasure and when he left with him placed him and his brother in charge of another man whom he found here and who was also "wanted" for making away with money belonging to others and for mortgaging property not his own. VOTERS MUST REGISTER. If You Desire to Vote It Is Necessary to Register. In order to exercise the right of franchise at the forthcoming city elec tion voters are required to register. Regiqtration closes tomorrow evening and, if by that time your name is not recorled in the ofice of the city reg istration agent you are debarred from voting. - I.OCAL AND PR$R8NAL., From Tuesday's Daily Gazette. w: 1r. Strait of Jlotndup.is register ed at the Grand. Miss Susanl Capple of Joliet is a guest at the Grand. Cashier Arnold of the First Na tional bank has returned home from a short visit to points in Oregon. Fred J. Mashaw and wife have sold to Frank Hopknc lots 7 and 8, block 162, Billings; consideration $1. Mrs. C. D. Prather of' Laurel, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Strang, returned to her home this morning. Sale was recorded today of lots 2 and 3, block 201, of the First addition to the town of Stillwater, by W. H. Norton and wife to Conroy Doyle. Mrs. J. D. Matheson left this morn ing on a visit to her, daughter, Mrs. J. H. Johnston of Miles City. She expects to be gone several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Clement and children have returned from a visit to the Pacific coast. They left here last fall and spent the greater part of the time in southern California. County Attorney Harris filed two informations with the clerk of the district court, today. In one Edward A. Farmer is charged with robbery and in the other Fred Shaw stands charged with assault in the first de Vhe Bell Telephone company has opened toll stations at Merrill and Grey Cliff. In accordance with an established custom free service was given the residents of those localities thg4 t day the instruments were i Fred W. Handel is in the city from the Musselshell. Mr. Handel states that the people of that part of the county have experienced a rather se vere winter, the contrast between Billings and his locality being some thing remarkable. Superintendent Haviland of tfe Hewitt Bridge company is in the city today en route to Laurel, where the county has contracted to replace with tubular piers the cribwork now sup porting the bridge across the Yellow stone at that point. In all likelihood a bowling team will leave tomorrow for Sheridan to play a return match with the men of that place. Although the team has not yet been made up, it will prob ably be composed of Tschudy, Sals bury and Richstein. Special Examiner Hathhorn has completed taking testimony in the cases of the United States vs. Edward Cardwell and C. T. Thomas, accused of illegally fencing public lands. This afternoon hearing of the matter of the United States vs. Herman Witt, charged with the same offense, was be n. his morning Judge Mann received a large American flag with the com pliments of Associate Justice Mil burn of the supreme court. The em blem was sent in accordance with a promise made by Judge Milburn sev eral weeks ago, when the other judge said he would make an order placing the stars and stripes behind. the bench of the court he presides over, following in this respect the order made some years ago by Judge Mil burn, when he presided over the court of this district. Being unable to prove that the say alleged to have been stolen by him was of the value to warrant his pros ecution for grand larceny, the county attorney yesterday afternoon moved for the dismissal of J. W. Moore, who was under bond to appear in Justice Mann's court for examination, and the case was accordingly dropped. Another complaint, alleging petty larceny, was immediately filed against Moore and his trial was fixed for March 31. Robert Aiiderson is the complainant and accuses Moore of having stolen a quantity of hay from him near Laurel that was left over after feeding a band of sheep. Ed Goodrich will have ample time to repent his amorous folly and pon der the trouble illicit love is likely to bring to those who give themselves up to its doubtful pleasures. He was arraigned this afternoon before Jus tice Fraser on a complaint charging him with adultery with Mrs. Lauren, in company with whom he eloped from Sheridan, Wyo., several days ago and with whom he was arrested here last Sunday. To this he pleaded. guil ty and was fined $300 and sentenced to three months' confinement in the couty jail. Lauren forgave his err ing spouse and left with her for their home, later in the day. The police are still holding the man Riley, who was arrested last week while trying to pass a bogus check and who was subsequently charged by a jeweler with havin obtained goods under false pretense, although no formal complaint has been filed against him. It was be lieved that the authorities at Helena wanted to get possession of the man to prosecute him for having passed a forged check '-at that place,: but they have notified the local authori ties that the man upon whom the check was passed had refused to pros. ecuae the. fellow. Several days ago Riley telegraphed east for, money, saying he wanted to settle with the jeweler, but as yet has received no an4wer and has about given up hope of hearing from the person whom he asked for the loan. Fletcher Dailey, the man who last fall had the western part of Custer county on edge because of the prom ises he made of a creamery and vari ou' institutions that were to enable the hardworking grangers of that sec tion to fairly revel in wealth, but sub sequently disappeared, after having secured possession of bands of sheep and cattle for which he failed to pay, is back at Miles City. He sold most of the stock and then left for Alaska, recently appearing at Seattle, where he was arrested and brought back to answer to the charge of grand lar ceny and various other offenses. He claims MPat he lost heavily on the shipments of cattle and other animals he bought on credit and to escape the consequences of his wrong doing thought he would try and retrieve himself in Alaska, where he under stood men became wealthy in a day. The gambler's chance he took went against him and now he is a prisoner. From Wednesday's Daily Gazette. James A. Johnson of Gebo is at the Grand. E. F. Key of Augusta is registered at the Grand. Lee Simonson returned last evening from Absarokee. F. V. H. Collins of Forsyth is among dday's visitors. in the city. H. H. Mund and wife returned to their Denver home this morning. At 10 o'clock this morning 241 vot ers had registeredi for the coming city election. Gener41 Master Mechanic Mitchell the Northern Pacific arrived in his irivate car from the east last night. Superintendent Boyle of the Mon tana division of the Northern Pacific is among today's visiting railroad of flcials in the city. A quartette of bowlers, composed of Tschitdy, Richstein, Salsbury and Ovren left .this morning for Sheridan, where a match game is to be played tonight. General Manager Horn of the North western Improvement company arriv ed from the west last night and left this morning for Red Lodge to take a look at the coal mines under his jurisdiction. Although tomorrow is the date fixed for the district court to convene, it is considered doubtful whether Judge Loud can be here. In fact it was stat ed this afternoon that notice to that effect had been received from him. George T. Lamport, father of the town of Bear Creek in Carbon county is a visitor in the city. Mr. Lamport has been interested in coal properties in that locality for a Score of years and hopes now that connection of the camp by rail will become a reality be fore another year. Tonight Billings. lodge, No. 394, B. P. O. Elks, will nominate and elect officers for the ensuing year. Under the old law of the order nominations were made at least one meeting prior to that on which the election took place, but this has been changedd and nominating and electing are now .done at the same session. Superintendent Gillette, F. M. Lu core, chief car accountant, *C. J. Saberhagen, master mechanic and R. D. Smith, cpnnected with the mo tive power department at Lincoln, all of the Burlington, arrived last night from the south in Mr. Gillette's pri vate car. The gentlemen are on a tour of inspection and returned this m. rning. Superintendent Summers of the Bell Telephone company came down from Helena last night aný departed for the south on the Red Lodge passen ger. Mr. Summers is booked for a tour of inspection of the new line his company is building through northern Wyoming to connect with a line it is building north from the Union Pacific rai way. The company expects to ha e connection established with Den a as early as July 1. lthough not warming up to the question to any noticeable extent, the democrats of the city hope to muster a sufficient number of voters to make a good showing at the polls for municipal control of city affairs. Many of the prominent leaders of the party are only luke-warm in their advocacy of a party ticket and there are some who are out and out opposed to mix ing politics with municipal affairs. Pressure is being brought to bear upon Fred H. Foster to consent to be come the nominee of the party for or. Sometime next week, about the mid dle, a shipment of cattle is expected to pass through the city that will prob ably prove of more than passing inter est to stockmen. It will consist of 30 carloads, destined for the Chicago market. The animals belong to the Cruse Cattle company and have been kept on feed at Manhattan all win ter. In feeding them a new departure was undertaken. They have been giv en rations of chopped alfalfa anti ground feed and the result obtained has surpassed all expectation. It is said that all the animals are so fat that they can barely walk and for days have spent most of their time ly ing down. Of course, top prices are expected for the lot. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. C. B. Randlett of Sheridan is at the Grand. L. L. Brande of. Bridger is auto graphed at the Grand. John McConnell of Jefferson Island is registered at the Grand. W. T. Perham of Red Lodge was a visitor in the city last evening. L. M. Hayden, who is employed in the machine shops of the Rocky Fork Coal company, came down from Red '12P last evening. SA C. Logan reports the sale of a carload of thoroughbred bucks to the Honorable William Lindsay for ship ment to the latter's step' ranch in Dawson county. Daniel A. Hammond and, wife have sold to Emily Crowe a fraction of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 17, township 1 north, : ange 27 yast; consideration $1. This afternoon a dispatch was re ceived by T. A. Williams, clerk of the district court, from Judge Loud directing him to adjourn court until 9 o'clock Weds- day morning, April estbound travel seems to have faken another spurt. This morning's Northern Pacific No. 3 arrived in two sections. At this place the two trains were consolidated and drawn by two loc.motives pulled out for the coast, 'o far the cry, "unless you registder you can't vote" does not appear to have animated many into making a move onto the office of the registrar. At 10:30 o'clock this morning only 383 names had, been inscribed on the pages of the city's great register by Mr. Van Horme. This morning County Attorney Har ris filed an insanity complaint against Peter Kirk in Judge Fraser's cpurt. Kirk is the man who is confined in the city on a charge of vagrancy and who made' an ineffectual attempt to com mit suicide a few days ago by hang himself with an electric light wire. In consideration of $5,000 Lionel Hammond and wife have sold to Emily Crowe the north half of the northwest quarter of section 17 and the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter and lot 3 of section 18, town ship 1 north, range 27 east, including certain water rights- heretofore own ed by the parties making the sale. ACTION ON MORTGAGE. C. E. Dickerman Sues John and Cath erine McFarlane. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. Suit was begun in the district court this afternoon by Harry L. Wilson, attorney for C. E. Dickerman, against John McFarlane and his wife, Cath erine McFarlane ,to foreclose a mort gage said to have been given by de fendants to plaintiff to secure three promissory notes, each dated Septem ber 6, 1901. Two of the notes are for $250, each, the first being due Septem ber 6, 1902, and the other September 6, 1903. The third note is for $1,500 and matures September 6, 1906. According to the terms of the mort gage it is alleged, if at any tome de fault is made on either of the prin cipals or interest thereon and the same remains unpaid 15 days after becoming due, then it shall be at the m.origagee's option whether to fore close and consider all three notes and interest as due. Plaintiff alleges that the defendants have not complied with the provisions of the mortgage and have never paid him anything, except $100 as interest. Therefore he decides to foreclose the mortgage and demands judgment accordingly for $2,000, less $100, interest paid, and interest at the rate of 10 per cent per annum on the three principals and also asks the court to allow attorney fees at the rate of 5 per cent of the principal sums and accrued interest, together with costs of court. Lots 7 and 8, block 59 of the original townsite of Billings are described as the premises covered by the mortgage, a copy of which is made an exhibit in the suit. MUCHLY HONORED MAN. Butte's Triple Candidate for Mayor Visiting Billings. President Henry Mueller of the Billings Brewing company is making one of his periodical visits to the city. Mr. Mueller comes from the town made famous by Mary Maclane. In Butte he is known as one of the fore most and most progressive citizens of the big mining camp and recently his name became prominently con nected with a citizens' movement hav ing as its object his election as mayor. Mr. Mueller has been mayor of Butte before and the way he handled the affairs of that municipality was recalled as highly satisfactory by the old timers, resardless of political con i Chapple Drug Co DRUGGISTS and STATIONERS S Corner Montana Ave. and 28th St., Billings, Mont, . THOIPSON-McGRiEOR LUIBER CO. TELBPHONW 126 R BILLINGS. MONTRNR LUfIBER Every variety and size of lumber required in a building. Also Plasterers' Materials, Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Papers, etc. Stock Right! Prices Right!' We solicit your orders. H. J. THOMPSON, Prop. **************4 siderations. This resulted in a move ment to nominate him again, by peti tion, for the office. People fell over each other to place their names on the petition. They represented as many political colors as the proverbial coat of Joseph's; for anyone havin the faintest knowledge of the political life of Butte knows that its polities pepresent every shade. It is not only known as the "Greatest Mining Camp on Earth," but also the greatest place on earth for the manufacturing of political parties. They turn out par ties at the rate of six or eight a day if deemed necessary to keep the com munity in continual political suspense an dturmoil. After the citizens' movement show ed upwards of 2,000 names on the Mueller petition the democrats of the town, inspired for' once to do the prop er thing, took up the refrain and dash ed headlong into the Mueller band wagon. Then to cap the climax, as predicted in these columns in a Butte dispatch yesterday, the repub licans said they wanted no politics in theirs at the forthcoming municipal election and the G. 0. P. also went on record for him. BACK FROM THEIR OUTING. Alderman Bennighoff and Little Niece Return Home. Alderman George F. Bennighoff and his little niece, Miss Julia Bennighoff, returned last night from their tour of the Pacific coast and some of " more important inland places. Aften spending a pleasant visit with rela tives and friends at different Wash ington c;ties they proceeded, south to San Francisco, where they remained several days and then left for Salt Lake, thence going to Colorado Springs. Denver and other points of interest in the Centennial state, com ing home via the Burlington. They had a very pleasant time-and enjoyed their vacation to its utmost, but for all that are glad to get back. Among other things Mr. Bennighoff brought back as mementoes of the journey were several "alligator" pears, a species of fruit that grows in the tropics. The samples he has came from Tahita. They are well named, for in shape they resemble nothing quite so much as the heads of saurians. ELKS ELECT OFFICERS. Men Whom Billings Lodge Honored Last Night. Last night Billings lodge, No. 394, H. P. O. Elks, held, its annual election of officers for the ensuing year. These were elected: Exalted ruler, F. H. Hathhorn; es teemed leading knight, W. Lee Mains; esteemed loyal knight, J. W. Fish; esteemed lecturing knight, C. C. Bever; secretary, Cass Prudhomme; treasurer, E. H. Hollister; trustee, W. B. George; tyler, S. T. Connelly; dele gate to the grand lodge, S. G. Reyn olds; alternate, F. H. Foster. At the next session of the lodge the newly elected officers will be formal ly installed and the appointive of ficers named. See shoemaker under Yegen Bros.' Savings bank. Good work; prices right. 65-tf B LAC K LE GOID4 THE BEST PREVENTIVE OF BLACKLEG. ,,,. f Blacklegoida afford the latest and beetmeth S vaccination aan acslt -hslest sa fest. . They are ys ready for use; no of; teaing. mE;t rsared. 6 usaea I ch o su fcient for one taon.A tAct 4 g edc Blackleod Ijector is spUclty i b need not cosume ose Sl sllellid a ste mid by dru PARKE DAVIS i QQ.. DE T iIT.l ,Q i. .I u. , . h4..., am...W aWW e.. wome sa e~ ae4Egt4ý LOST REPUTATION RETRIEVED Billings Bowlers Return With Scal of Sheridan Players. , hursday's Daily Gazette. here is great rejoicing in bowlin circles this morning. The men wwn went to Sheridan yesterday to m a team of the cracks of that place r turned this morning with the seal of their enemies dangling from e belts. They demonstrat. that ings can occasionally wei a away from home that . win. must be admitted that some ragg playing was done by both sides, butilu this respect the men from Wyomi were a little worse than the visito as a. glance at the score book wi show. Tschudy, "old reliable," was in. Dosed an:d while really sick, pluc stuck to it and played the entire sero. of five games. Richstein and S bury alternated in several of th games ,each giving way to the othe1 when he failed to keep up to his aver age. Ovren was "high man." Hy made 190, the hiighest score chalke; up in the series. Mullen,, for Sheri, dan, was next, with 180. By games the scores made were as follows: Billings-437, 523, 493, 477, 465. Sheridan-508, 448, 401, 494, 453. Billings won the match by 93 pins.y STILL WINTER THERE. nge to North Covered With Ice-I and Snow. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. Hugh Babcock, who left several days ago with a lot of cattle that hei drove onto his r nge on Half-breed creek, about 45 miles north of Bill ings, returned this morning. Accord-s ing to the reports he brings con. cerning range conditions in that lo cality the outlook is anything but; cheerful for the stockmen. On the north slope of Bull moun tain the ground is covered with a glare of snow and ice, making it al most impossible for cattle to get at'! the grass. In addition to this many", calves are dying from the "scours," a disease that attacks them a day or.? two after they are dropped. While they are born apparently strong and4 hardy they are taken with the ailment within 24 hours afterward and rare ly survive longer than a few hours. In the region about Roundup the, situation is even worse, if anything., Cattle are beginning to get thin and "; weak, owing to the lack of feed that has existed there for several months because of the deep snow that fell ear ly in the winter and is now crusted with ice. The weather continues in-. tensely cold and unless it moderates, very soon the losses promise to be large. Already not a few dead cattle are to be seen scattered over the range. So far Mr. Babcock has been fortu nate to the extent that he lost none of his old stock. His range is well.~ timbered in some parts and' cattle ; have no difficulty in obtaining all the b feed they need, as the growth qii: grass there was exceptionally' highb and being sheltered by the trees,, bit 4~ little snow has covered it. Money to loan on city d id a 3 property. T. J. Bouton.