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SARMY WITHOUT CHARMS FbR WESTERN YOUNG 'MEN. REAL OLD TIME OLOTIMER 'New Play That Has Local Flavor Great Mining Camp Envious of Country Village. Thirteen dollars a month and "found," including among the finding *even clothes, medicine and medical attendance, with ithe assurance of a 'life of more or less ease, does not * iA to' be enough of an Inducement rB'Phe 'oung men in the west to en lst in the Tegular army. Particularly A-s'this applieable to the class of men who are wanted, for a man must have not only a good constitution, perfect health and be sound physically in every way, but he must also be able Sto bring a certificate of good character before he may hope to be accepted by the recruiting oficer. While Uncle Sam is always looking out for men to wear his uniform and handle his guns, he is very particular as to the kind of men he employs, hence so many who would "take on" that fail and so many who would pass that do not care to enlist. Two officers from Fort Keogh were in the city yester day for the purpose of making en lietments. Notwithstanding they had caused the city to be decorated with the gaudy posters gotten out by the recruiting department they were not overwhelmed with applications* On the contrary they seemed to be ner vous at their enforced idleness, hav ing nothing more arduous to do than to sit about the office of the Grand hotel and kill time. Being on duty they dared not leave the hotel and avail themselves of the opportunity to view the city, consequently the whole. thing was a bore to them and they were glad when it came time to sound "retreat." * ** 4 SThe way they have of carrying their age is proverbial of the pioneeWs of the west. Men who still retain the supple ness and vivacity of youth startle the .L ted with their tales of the days n' n Jim Bridger was in his prime IW ud when Bill Hickman and his "Dan Iteites" wele first turning their hands to the butchery of gentiles.. It is probably because of this physical pe culiarity that so many have earned the reputation of being romancers and prevaricators of the first water, for it is hard for a stranger talking to a man apparently not much if any be yond middle life to believe the things told him about times antedating his own, arrival in this vale of sorrow. Yesterday John T. Murphy was in the city and while entertaining a number of friends in the lobby of the Grand was introduced to Doctor James Reagles, surgeon at Fort Keogh. The doctor's snowy hair aind military mous tache and imperial denote him to have been on earth some considerable time himself and having spent not a few years in the west it was but natural for him in the course of their conver sation to make inquiry of Mr. Murphy concerning some of the army offi cers and civilians who, as the doctoi believed, were entitled to be reckoned among the "oldtimers." Occasionall1 he would 'mention a name that th( big cattleman remembered, but to i majority he was compelled to plea( ignorance. Finally Mr. Murphy jocu larly remarked, "Young man, I waj in the country long before any o .those men you have named though of coming here; yes, long before yol were west of the Missouri. I'm get ting along in years." This sally pu the doctor on edge and he named i number of posts, long since abandon ed, at which he had served, thinkini that the well preserveA man in fron of him would be obliged to admit tha he was not a tenderfoot, Admissioa was made that he had in recent year been at some of the forts named but to this was added by Mr. Murph; that he was there 'before the ,post were ,built. "Why, man, if you wer *---LIST YOUR SHE EP AND CATTL'E WI'TH THE.. . ! Bouton Live Stock Co. BILLINGS, IfONTANA. there before the forts wete built you nuot have come out with Lewis and Clarke," 'Anally replie the Uo oetr, ak h& 6d Iehe w4y to thedyeraltmet etfporlium in the rear. It wa" thien thit Mr. Murphy told him he crossed the plains in '59, staring fr9d Po.t Leavenworth 1f charge of 4,01le 40 n1 loadec for Salt Lake. 'The dctbr, whose advent in the west dates back to the latter sixties, acknowledged that he had made a mistake and ad mitted that he was considerable of a pilgrim after all. * 0 * While probably not much will be heard of the matter now, having other things to think about since certain events transpired,there last week, the men of Butte got very much in earnest recently as regards the need of their city of a respectable passenger sta tion, a union depot, to be constructed jointly by all the railroads centering there. Their chamber of commerce held several meetings and resolutions were adopted calculated to have the effect of causing the men at St. Paul and Boston to bestir themselves and take heed of the appeals and demands. At the last meeting some of the speakers called attention to the ac complishments of Helena in that direc tion and insisted that if Butte, would display a little of the porcine procliv ities that have made the state's capi tal famous it would receive more ot the good things it wanted. One of them spoke of the magnificent station the Northern Pacific had erected at Livingston, "a country village," he said, and urged that Butte "go after the railroads in the right way" and it would succeed. The gentleman's ignorance of conditions no doubt prompted him to make the remark anent the "country village." He seem ingly was not aware that the "country village" is. the entry to the Yellow stone park, the Northern Pacific's ..- t advertising card and an at -a that it exploits to the limit Sin tne passenger department's persist ent endeavors to induce a tide of pleasureseekers to turn parkward each succeeding summer. If Butte can get , up something that will eclipse or even d equal the park as an attraction for Stravelers it may hope some day tc d have a station fully the equal of thai Swhich the "country village" to. it: east boasts. According to recent press reports a Paywright has undertaken a produc- F hn calculated to have a local inter est, should the play ever be produced in the eastern part of the state, It is called "Jack Ermine of the Yellow stone." What part of the Yellowstpne it treats with and whether any of the characters in the drama are supposed to be taken from among the many I dramatic and historic personages who figure in the earlier history of the t valley is not known. Of course, the army officer appears in it, also the scout, trapper and other figures of a faded frontier, treasured only in his tory and in the memories of the men composing the fast disappearing band who were here during the days when the Yellowstone valley was as nature had left it when she finished her job. The dialogue is said to be sparkling and characteristic of the old time western days. Samples of the lines printed show the author of the play to be a plagiarist or else he is unfor tunate in his originations. That threadworn remark concerning the particular lacks of hell-water and a better population-as applicable to the place in which he finds himself is put into the mouth of one of the leading characters, a major, who ear. nestly curses the country after a hard day's ride over an alkali and cactus infested plain. While they have always manifested a very commendable desire to faith fully perform the duties entrusted to them, not a little complaint is heard concerning the apparent disregard of 'the county commissioners for public interests in one respect. Although they.have let the contract for erecting the new court house and have employ ed a superintendent to oversee the job, they have failed to provide accom modations for the many volunteer bosses who are just aching to give the county the benefit of their services free of charge. By simply causing a railing to be erected about the ground now excavating and supplying a rea sonable amount of good, soft wood for whittling purposes, the attend ance of a number of men competent to direct the work would be assured daily, without a cent of expense to the county. Their attention now hav ing been called to the oversight those anxious to give their time and atten tion to the public hope the commis sioners will remedy it at the earliest possible moment. If not deemed ad visable to construct a railing, a fence or a lot of benches would probably be acceptable to the men waiting to be put at work. Money to Loan. On city and farm real estate' at low rate of interest. Edgar B. Camp, Fitst National Bank block. tr jSt. LousW s i Fr Trip * To the MOST POP. LJRYOUNO LADY InY eiows& touny The BILLINGS HABDWARb Co. and.THE BILLINGSGAZETTE Swill donate a free trip to the World's Fair at St. Louis. @ SThe young lady winning the contest will have the privil ege of staying 10 days at the Fair; all hotel bills will be paid, also admission to the Fair, a first.class railroad Sticket, sleeping-car berth and meals on dining cars. 0 S Any young lady in Yellowstone county over 17 years of age will be eligible to enter the contest. O lT"Votes will be deposited in a sealed box at the Billings Hardware Company's store. The purchase of $1.00 worth of goods for cash of SThe Billings Hardware Co. or a coupon clipped from The Billings Gazette will entitle you to one vote. The votes will be counted on the 1st and 0 15th of each month and the result published in The Gazette. The con 0 test will close on Aug. 1, 1904. All Gazette Coupons will be dated and Smust be clipped and voted within 10 days, Tickets secured from The SBillings Hardware Comqany must be voted at time purchase is made. O VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE. " t3E rr<a~ a 5L CpTp @ :?-·--------- O TE VETTE TO UPON. i StCophia B niorldff . ir. Tlip ...... ONE VOTE FOR .............. . ................................... 91 S; Void if not voted at the Store of the NOV. 7 1903, S Billings Hardware Co. on or prior to. 1 0 THE VOTETO DATE: 0 SMiss Sophia Bennighoff............................................ 321 SMiss Blanche Nickey....................................... 317 M iss M arie Sleeper................................................. 291 M iss Lena Rickman ............................................... 274 . . .. ,,, -_. .. . . .. € ® '. , ®. BASIN CITY 0 IS EXCITED ti n GRAND JURY WILL INDICT PROMI- t NENT CITIZENS. Li ARE CHARGED WITH MURDER e Result of Double Lynching and Kill C ing of Deputy Sheriff E Last Summer. ii Basin City, Wyo., Oct. 26.-There o is great excitement here tonight re- g suiting from the reported findings of o the grand jury, called to Investigate f the lynching of J. P. Walters and James Gorman and the murder of Deputy Earl Price, who was killed by t a mob at the county jail last July. c The grand jury, it is alleged, will in- c dict George Saban, C. F. Mackenzie s and James Patlock, all prominent and t leading citizens of the Big Horn basin. It is said Milo Burke, another leading and wealthy stockman, may also be indicted. Sixteen witnesses from Shell creek were examined and all are being held pending further investigations. Smith Bros., one of whom was the first, it is said, to divulge the names of members 1 Sof the mob, and Willis Dietmar, who was held up by the mob on the night 1 of the lynching and compelled to ac company the party, were also examin ed and all are said to have given the authorities some startling informa tion. The outcome of the affair is diffi cult to forecast. All sorts of rumors are afloat here. Talk of lynchings fill the air. The accused are indignant that they have been drawn into the affair, and all will put up a strong fight to free themselves of the charge against them. It is possible that Sheriff Fenton pay find it necessary to call for a large number of special deputies to assist in arresting the alleged members of the mob, as he did in the case of the arrest and transfer of the desperado, Jim McOloud, from the Thermopolis jail to Basin. There appear to he two factions. ADAM AIRTH Agent for Browning King & Co., NEW YORK. SUITS TO MEASURE $20 OVERCOATS AND ULSTERS $25 English Corduroy Suits. Call and See Samples. B E.LKNAP BLOC K -^^ ---- * the affair, while the other is deter mined- that the men, whether promi nent or not--and there were some thing like 60 in the party that raided the Basin jail-shall be punished. T'he announcement was made to night that one of the men who was at the jail can and will identify more than two score or the lymchers. LATE LOCAL AND PERSONAL Austin North will leave in the morn ingF~on a business trip to Chicago, expecting to be absent 10 days. Flood Howe, arrested last week in Carbon county on the complaint of E. M. Hungerford of this city, is hav ing' a trial before a jury in Justice Mann's court this afternoon on the charge of driving stock from its ac ctiýomed range. Howe is suspected of being one of the members of the gang of horsethieves who have been operating in this and Carbon county for several months past. The Christian Endeavor society of the Congregational church extend a cordial invitation to the young people of the city to be present, at the nut social to be given in the side room of the church next Friday evening. Notice to Taxpayers. All persons and corporations are hcerby notifi. that taxes for the yaar 1903 are now di.e ana payable at ihe office of it: ecunty treasurer at Billings, Montana. Taxes not paid on or before November 30 become de linquent and a penalty of 10 per cent will be added. Remit promptly in bank drafts. express, or money or ders through the postoffice. G. F. BURLA, 45-8 County Treasurer. OLD SPIRIT SURVIVES. Obstructionists Continue Their Tac tics at Miles City. Miles City, Oct. 26.-The enjoiners have got to work on the water ex tension to the xellowstone anil have secured, an order from Judge Loud, through Attorney T. J. Porter, ln which Mayor Andrus and the city council and the Union Bank and Trust company of Helena, who purchased !the bonds, are cited to appear and show cause why an injunction against the spending of the $50,000 voted in April, 1902, for the extension of the city water system to the Yellowstone river should not be issued. The con tention of the enjoiners is that at the election in which the bonds were voted every voter qualified 'to vote at a gen eralfeleotion who wished to vote was permitted to do so. 'ihey contend that this is contrary to the constitu tion and statutes, as they provide that at any election to incur a debt over and above the 3 per cent limit allowed for sewer and light improve ments must be by the taxpayers only. In this, case it is claimed the debt incurred amounted to 10 per cent over the 3 per cent limit, and not only were many who were not taxpayers allowed to vote, but there were 58 women taxpayers who were disfran chised. . The names of W. B. Jordan and Mrs. Fannie Courtenay appear as the complainants. HIS OHARIOT IS ATACIHE DEPUTY SHERIFF PUTS ELIJAH SON FOOT. Attachment Served at Instance of Lawyer Who Defended Zionist In Criminal Court. New York, Oct. 26.-The usual early morning service of the Zion restora tion host in Madison Square garden today was attended by a large crowd of Zion citizens, with a small sprink ling of outsiders. Dowie attended the meeting and spoke for a short time. Today begins the last week of the host's restoration work in this city. An attachment was served on Dow le's coach and team. As the vehicle was being driven past the Fifth Ave nue hotel a deputy sheriff jumped on the driver's Beat, served the attach ment on the coachman, seized the coach and team and drove off with them. The attachment is said to be for $1,000 and was secured by Attor ney Robert E. Farley, his claim being for services rendered in defending J. Luther Pierson of White Plains, a for mer Zionite, who was convicted for allowing his child to die without medi cal attendance. In his morning address today Dowie said that he had no right to the name of Dowie and that he did not know who his own father was. The occasion for the statement was certain letters published by a morning newspaper purporting to show that Dowie had cast off his own father. Years ago, Dowie said, he had a painful revela tion made to him that John Murray Dowie, to whom the letters were writ ten, was not his father. He said the elder Dowie handed him'certain docu ments on which he would speak to night. Dowie declared that he was glad the matter was out as the letters had been in the hands of certain par ties for years. During his address he again denounced the newspapers and demanded the establishment of a censorship to protect clergymen, politicianis, judges and business men from newspaper attack. The house to house visitation in Jersey City by the Dowieites was be gun today. WILL CALL ON PRESIDENT. Butte Miners Receive Renewed Invi tation from Roosevelt. Butte, Oct. 26.-Malcolm Gillis this afternoon received the following tele gram from President Roosevelt's pri vate secretary: "Washington, Oct. 26.-The presi dent will be glad to see you and committee here any day you select in November. Please advise me what day would be most convenient for you. "WILLIAM LOEB, JR." This is in line with the invitation the president personally extended when here. last May to Mr. Gillis and Franlk Doyle, president of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor assem Sbly, to visit him with a committee of Sother representative Butte laboring t men in Washington this fall. I The names of the committee have Snot yet been selected. .PLEADS NOT GUILTY. Alleged Northern Pacific Dynamiter SArraigned In District Court. Helena, Oct. 26.-"Not guilty," re - sponded Ike Gravelle, to the questior of Judge Smith today when the al leged dynamiter was asked to plead to the information charging assault He was remanded for trial. He has Snot been able to furnish the $2,00( Sbonds exacted. y First National Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000 SURPLUS. - - - 20,00 P. B. Moss, President. M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. D. H. MossJR., Assistant Cashier.. DIRECTORS G. W. WOODSON, P. B. Moss, Jos. -ZlMRMA.NE.I M. A. ARNOLD. S. G. REYNOLD S,, : Transact a BGeeral Bandit Bluslies---CelCouius ProwtlPmOl I No charge bo Yard man. Gen*ra tiarmtnae. Competent eiergency woman:,a experienced nurse. For Ren t. 5-Room house furnished for 'i|pl keeping; north side; good locatin For Sale. ouir-room house, new; $16 iper month; north side. Seventeen rooms, part of whbih a.4 furnished for housekeeping; $50!' pe6 month. Bargain for cash; three-room house, two lots, north side; good location. Boarding House. Home Restaurant-board and room $6.00 per week; 'board, $4 per weekl' Proposals for Heating and PIUmbDig. Notice is hereby given that sealeda bids will be received by the board. of commissioners of Yellowstone cou ' ty, Montana, until 11 o'clock' a. 'af#t Saturday, November 7, 1903, for thme furnishing and installation complrsto of plumbing and heating apparatusi in the new court house, in accordance with the plans and specifcations, which are on file in the offce of the county clerk of Yellowstone coity,' Montana. Specifications may also be seen at the office of C. E. Bell, archti tect, Helena, Montana. All bids should be addressed to W. O. Parker; chair man, care of county clerk, marked "Bids for Plumbing and Heating," and should be accompanied by certh fled check for 5 per cent of the amount of the bid, made payable to W. 0. Parker, chairman, as a guaranty that' i the successful bidder will ' furnish suitable bond for the faithful perform ance of contract. The board regerves the right to reject any and all bidsa. i Dated at Billings, Mont., Oct0ber 7,J 5, 1903. By order of the board. 45-5t J. W. FISH, County ClgrI: (First Publication Oct. 13, 1903.-4tQ NOTICE TO CREDITORS, Estate of Frances Adaline boule, do,-' Sceased. Notice ls hereby given by the un dereigned administrator of the estate , of Frances Adaline Soule, deceased,; ; to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said de sessed, to exaibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within four, months arter the first publication of this notice, to the said administrator .' at his o0ice in the city of Billings, in the county of Yellowstone, state of Montana. Dated at Billings, Mont., Oct. 13, 1903.' , S. W. SOULE, By Wi. ThawDenniston, ... . Attorney for Administrator, Administrator of the Estate of Fran-- | ces Adaline Soule, deceased. (First Publication Oct. 2, 1903.-6w) - i NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.''Li Department of the Interior, Land Office at Miles City, Montana, Septi' 29, 1903.-Notice is hereby given, that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final~ proof in support of his claim, and that said proor will be mede beforei U. z. Commissioner F. W. Handel, at Musselshell, Montana, on November 7, 1903, viz: JOHN H. F. GIBSON, who made H. E. No. 1,349, for the SWI section 20, township 8 north, range 30 east. -He names the following witnesses l' to prove his continuous residence up-! on and cultivation of said land, vis' SGeorge S. Walker, Max Schuler, Rich->l ard M. Jones, George Mather, all dti Musselshell, Montana. S. GORDO.s, Register. i'