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VOL XIX. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1903. NOVEMBER bwx f latsl . B Express Today. a "KNOX " New Block Derby Hats are on My Counters for Your Approval. Also Latest Patterned Glientlemen's L Fall Negligee Ialde by Celebrated flanufacturers We Await Your Personal Inspection, John D.Losekamp Famous Outfitter Yellowstone X"" National of Bank' BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $50,0.00 SURPLUS - $20,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President DAVID PRATT, Vice-President 0. A. ORIGGS, Cashler B. II. HOLLISTER, Aus't Cash DIRECTORS. , 3.OC. s DAVID PRATT. G. A. GRIGGS. . CARDWELL PETER LARSON. Regllar Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented, Special Attention Given to Collections. DBALBRS IN Foreign and Domestic Exchange. YegeuBros. Savings Bank OF BILLINGS, +,ONTANA. Transact a General Banking Business. Admiulister Estateas. B uay and Sell Real Estate and Live Stock. R sponsible Capital, $125,U Colet Ren . Take Charge of Business Af fairs for Non-Residents. SRD- INABNIT, Cashie t ugsstaeBank Capital Stock, $60,000.00 SOFFICERS: .Paul McCormick, President. B. 0. Shorey, Vice-Pres, ,Charles Spear, Cashier. H. A. Haynes, Teller. -. IIRECTORS: .R C. Bostw.i.k A. C. Joheson, C. 0. Gruawall, Paul McCormick, . A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, ... . Chas. Spear. :~paclt a General Banking Business GRU.WELI, BLOCK *R"4- 8. . MONTANA. Roses, Car r nations, Etc, Plants for Sale. MA TO OE11R. W. IWllams mlWAINO ON LOCO PLANT AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENi HAS ADOPTED NEW PLAN. TRYING TO ERADICATE PES Secretary Wilson Sends Expert Ag rostologist West for Purpose of Studying the Weed. With the powerful aid that the gen eral goveernment can give exerted ii two directions, the owners of herds and flocks in the parts of the wes 'where loco and other poisonous weeds grow in quantities sufficient to cause the annual losses on the range nov attributed, to that source should b" "hopeful of the future. As has beer repeatedly published, men of gscienci connected with the agricultural de partment have been busilly engage in this state experimenting with : i:ew to the discovery of infallible remnidies for th- different kinds o poisons that animals absorb while feeding on the range. While no posi tive announcement of success hai been made, sufficient has been gives out by' those conducting the expert ments to make it reasonably certaii that they are on the right track anm definite results may be expected with :in a comparatively short time. While all past .efforts have been ii the direction of discovering remedies for animal's affected, Secretary Wilsor now announces a new departure. Ac cording to a Washitgton dispatch pub lished in an eastern newspaper h: has resolved upon a campaign of erad .4eation..of-the -surcse of the evil,, In stead of permitting the evil to remail and seek cures for its results. O0 account of the heavy losses sufferer by cattlemen and sheepmen on thi western ranges he has sent from the bureau of agrostology, one of the di visions of the department of agricul ture, one of his best experts to the west for the purpose of studyini means for the extermination of loco lupine and all the other known of supposedly poisonous plants. Of all the accepted deadly plants loco is the most widely distributes and causes the greatest losses. Ai estimated at Washington Montans alone annually suffers a loss of over $100,000 through the ravages of thiE plant, that being the value place, upon the aniinals killed each year by eating it. Add td this the losses fro.h the same cause yearly sustained in the other western states and ii will be seen that the total must be appalling. It is not to be wopdered 'that the stockraisers 'all over the west are appealing to the secretary for means to stop the spread of the plant. rlr whnAdw + . .,1nhn.i AA. .eCnn.. Everybody throughouts the western range coluntry is familiar with the plant and knows its deadly nature. Because of its strong woody roots the only effective way known so far of killing It is to dig it up. But this is successful at certain times of the year only. This method of stamping out the. weed is impossible on the ranges 'because of the immense area covered by them. To learn some equally effective, but speedier way of eradicating the plant is the special mission of the expert sent out. While, as before stated, attention will be paid to all poisonous plants, the department's representative will make a specialty of studying loco. Ran a Ten Penny Nail Through His Hand. While opening a box, J. C. Mount, of Three Mile Bay, N. Y:, ran a ten penny nail through the fleshy part of his hand. "I thought at once of all the pain and soreness this would cause me," he says, "and immediately ap plied Chamberlain's Pain' Balm and occasionally afterwards. T. my sur prise it removed all pain and soreness and the injured parts were soon heal ed." For sale by all druggists. Don't Forget' Me. When -you are pli.cng your Insur ance. My companies and rates can aot be excelled. Edgar B. Camp, First National, bank building. 154-ti 'TWAS QUICKLY .D~ONE.' Howe Acquitted and Rearrested With. in a Few Moments. Because they regarded the etesti mony given by one o 'th~e .witnesses for the prodcution. as indicative of a desire to persecute, rather than prosecute, was the reason given by one of the jurors that sat on the case of State vs. Floodey Hqwe for the acquittal of the defendant. Howe was tried in Justice Mann's court last Tuesday afternoon on the charge of having driven stock of' Its accustomed range. The complainant was E. M. Hungerford, froni whom a number of horsBs were stolen durisng the last few months. On the first ballot two of the Jurors voted for con viction and four for acquittal. In this way the vote stood for a long time, until it became apparent that the four could not be induced to change their minds, when the other two gave in. His acquittal .id him but little good, for imnmediately afterward Howe was arrested again, this time on the com plaint of a Carbon county man, who charged him with the same offense as that of which he had just been ac quitted. Howe was jailed to await his transfer to Red Lodge, where he will have his next trial., Another unpleasant surprise was in store for still another man. He was Hans Nelson, one of the witnesses for the prosecution. Nelson had been summoned by telephone and af ter he had given his testimony was arrested on a warraht issued at Red Lodge on complaint of A. P. McDon ald, who charged him with grand larceny, alleging tht he had stolen some of his horses. He was placed in jail with Howe to await his removal to Red Lodge. WELL DESERVED SUCCESS. "A Friend of the Family" Makes Strong Hit. It is a real pleasure to note the class of attractions that have been appear ing at the opera house of late. Of the many very good ones that have held the local boards this season "A Friend of the Family," probably satisfied the audience witnessing its rendition as much as any that has preceded it. It proved all that was claimed for It, wholesome, original and full of inno cent fun and abounding with situa tions of the most ludicrous sort. The company that undertook its presenta tion was one of the best and most evenly balanced seen here in a long time. While, of course, the most was made to give the two stars, Miss Johnson and Mr. Barnum, every possi ble opportunity to display their pecu liar comedy talents, it was not at the expense of the other members of the company; they were not sacri ficed for the purpose of bringing the principals into the foreground, as is only too often done by the managers of traveling combinations. Piquant, vivacious and with a charm of manner that proved irresistabie, Miss Johnson as Nancy Noyes honestly earned the good will of thre audience, which was so liberally manifested. Mr. Blarnum as the unfortunate Bartley Swift, whose unhappy love escapade at Tokio "brought him so much trouble when as the sedate benedict he was devoted to the wife whom he married subsequently, made all that could pos sibly be made of the part, which is according himi the highest praise that could be given. The drollery of Barry Maxwell, who essayed'tbe part of the private tutor, Professor Christian Manners, was a happy bit of character acting that called for repression and moderation in its rendition that would have severely tried the skill of one less competent than he. As Frank Cutting, the friend of Swift, Cecil Magnus also made a decided success and proved an exdellent foil for the male star part. Miss Josephai Crowell as Aurelia Miller, the acrid old maiden aunt of the family, was very good. In fact all were good and to particular ize the different characters worthy of special mention would be to name the entire caste. It was fortunate that so excellent` a play and so cleverly presented was witnessed by the generous hheua present, for Billings does not always turn out as it should when companies of .the excellence of that which ap peared at the opera house last Tues day consent to stop here. Billings Business College. Will open Noy. 1 for winter term. Ladies and* gentlemen prepared for 'government and mercantile positions. Positions found foir graduates. 47-6 C0 E. TAYLOR, Prin, A &NOE Is ON GONStER RAISE IN MINERS' WAGES HAS LOCAL EFFECT. HE WAS MARRIED ANYWAY Talk of Extra Session ad)ldHow It is Generally Regarded Hereabouts. Just now the coal consumers of Billings, which means abotit every per son in the city, are wondering why the officials of the Northern Pacific coal department should have manifested so much evidence of perturbation of niind a short time ago, when it was given out that unless their demands for increased wages were met the miners at Red Lodge would go on strike. As they figure it out the offi cers permitted themselves to be the victims of much unnecessary worry a'hd trouble, especially in view of the proof now afforded that the con cern they represent was not to be the sole loser by the advance. Jones, which means the consumers, he pays the freight, and the company is mak ing its usual profits from its product, at least from that portion' which it places on the market. Fifty cents a ton 'has been added to the price of the Commodity delivered to its cus tomers there, and growls and com plaints count for nothing. It is now $4.25 a ton, instead of $6.15, as before the advance in the wages of the min ers. Of course, the same advance applies to all other communities where the company has agencies, and judg ing from its sales in "thss city the additional "four bits" tacked onto the price- will go a long ways to help pay the miners the extra compensa tion they are receiving as a result of the conferences that were held some weeks ago between the repre sentatives of the union and the North western Improvement company. * ** Once more the blackboard in the lobby of the postoffice bears an appeal to the patrons of Uncle Sam's mail dis tributing agency. Like the one that preceded it, and which was noticed in The Gazette, it is wholly unselfish in its nature, in fact it is pade for the good of those to whom it is directed. In a Spencerian hand and in language plain and precise the public is urged to affix its individual names and ad dresses to each letter that it mrnils and thereby prevent the untimely and unnecessary obsequies or many a mis sive that is dropped into the little slot in the partition facing the main entrance or committed to the keeping of the castiron boxes distributed at different, points about the city. s'rom 50 to 75 letters a week, the blackboard announces, are sent from this office to the graveyard maintained at Wash ington for letters that cannot be 'de livered. By heeding the advice rela tive to affixing the addresses of the senders no funeral exercises will be held over letters that. fail to reach the person for whom they are intend ed. If they cannot be delivered they will be returned to the senders. Almost in line with the occurrence at the office of the clerk of the dis trict court last week, when a groom expectant called for a marriage license and was unable to give the name of the fair one who had consented to bear that of himself, was another incident which transpired sometime ago in a neighboring county. There were sev eral sisters in the family, and, as is usual in such cases, one in particular had many admirers. Among the more ardent swains determined upon win ning her were two who were especially lavish in their attentions. While not to the credit of the young lady, candor compels the statement that she was more or less of a coquette and she kept all -her lovers in a condition of painful, albeit happy suspense. Fi nally she ,urrendered her heart to one' of he, two particularly aggres sive admirers, but lacked the courage to tell fte other of the choice she had made, Instead, she permitted shim to believe that he was still in the race and when at last' he proposed the answer she gave him was not as direct as it might have been. He fixed a date for the important event, and still she lacked the coruage to tell him the truth. In due time'he presented himself. to the clerk of the court and asked for a license .permit ting him to wed the charmer who iiad caused him so many hours of doubt and suspense. It would be expreasiin 'it but mildly to say he was astonish ed when informed that he was too late, that earljer in the day another man, accompanied by the girl, had appeared and secured a license and that the wedding had already un doubtedly taken place. For only a moment, though, was he stunned. He was not in the fight to be counted out. Pulling himself together, he remarked that there were "others," and then with all the grace imagipable asked that he be given a license to marry one of the sisters of the fair, but false one, adding that Hettie had always struck him as being the more sensible of the two and after all he "allowed" she would make a better wife for him. He wab given the license, and Hettie married him, as she appears not to have been -harrassed by lovers and like the sensible girl she was decided to take no chances. * '" * Although it cannot be truthfully said that they take the deep interest in the matter the people of Butte and some other communities directly af fected do, still the people of Billings and hereabouts take more or less in terest in the shutdown of tlhe Amal gamated mines and are watching the course of events in the big hininng camp with a feeling of more than curiosity. Especially is this so since talk is being heard of -an extra session of the legislature.* -If proper assurance can be given that relief -would come from an extraordinary convention of that body, they would probably not be heard in opposition, but they are not convinced that the remedy lies in that direction. One unusually well informed gentleman was heard to ex press himself the other day, and he may be taken as voicing the opinion of those who have given the matter thought. "I don't see," he said, "what would be gained by an extra session. No legislation can be made retroactive and the legislature could not set aside the Clancy injunctions. Thlat is a question to be dealt with by the su preme court. It is possible that a law might be passed curtailing the powers of judges in the matter- of granting injunctions, but that would not, as I understnd it, affect those already in force. Then, again, im peachment proceedings might be insti tuted against Judge Clancy, or any other judge, for that matter, if the proper showing of facts could be made, but even that drastic way of dealing with the subject under discussion does not promise to relieve the situa tion now existing at Butte. As it strikes me, they are up against it -there and the only thing remaining for them to do is to fight it -out: All that the legislature could- do would be to guard against future occurren ces of the kind, but even this is doubt ful. Where there are so many law yers, and good ones at that, lawyers who make a specialty of complex Ilti gation such as that which obtains in -mining camps, it looks like an migh ty difficult proposition to enaot a law that is proof against attack. For all, that I feel sorry for the people of Butte, particularly those who find themselves out of employmgent be" cause of the shutdown and the suf fering it promises to bring to so many." WATCH YOUR GATES. Chief Morse Offers a Suggestion fo, Tomorrow Night. While every possible effort will bi made to head of the mischievous youngsters, and those who are no children, for many older persons can not resist the temptation to pla; pranks, Chief of Police Morse re quests The Gazette to caution all to be on their guard tomorrow exening Hallowe'en. Because of the limitec number of policemen at his command it will be impossible to protect all parts of the city and undoubtedl3 depredatioits will be committed. The recollection of past years warrants a little precaution, as all of the pranks played have not been of the harmless sort and in many instances actual destruction of property was reported By following his advice the chiel hopes tha4 those who live beyond the boundaries of the territory under po lice guard will escape with as little annoyance and loss as possible. Order cut flowers at Billings green, house. tt CHEYENNE SHERIF FEARS A1t TEMPT TO RESCUE HORN.i PRISON LOOKS LIKE FOR Armed Men Constantly on Duty Insidi and Outside, With Spies Everywhere. Taking for true the accounts senti out from Cheyenne with periodic .eg ularity concerning the apprehengito felt that an effort oill be made to rescue Tom Horn, the desperado now under sentence of death there, it goes without saying that those who ar; entrusted with his custody and Safety until the law shall have been vindi cated, by his death will feel relieved when they will 1behold. phis body re volving at the end of a rope. A few days ago an account was telegraphed'over the country of a plot in one of the northern Colorado coup ties having for its object to take torn from his custodians. It was statedat the time that six men were detailed to effect the rescue, being promised big pay if successful by some men who are popularly supposed to have employed the murderer to commit the numerous assassinations laid at hai door. Timely exposure placed `:h sheriff on his guard and lie took ex traordinary steps to defend the ail in case it were attacked. Eitlr guards were placed on duty and ePery precaution that could suggest itseii was acted upon to foil the plotters should they attempt 'to carry their plans into execution. But it seems that the sherit was not satisM~ ed with putting on extra guards. He weni much further. As toldpby a traveling man who was at Cheyenne a few days ago, the jail now almost resembles a fortress. A Gatling gun, with an immense amount of ammunition, has been mounted in the jail in such a manner that it can be easily brought to bear upon every avenue of approach. An ex soldier, a former artilleryman in the regular army, has been engaged and has been placed in charge of the gin. Fie remains 'in the jail all the time and the piece is kept loaded, ready for instant service. A cordon of re liable men guards the outside of the jail, in addition to which a strong force is kept within. Besides the guards, spies are circulating about the saloons and other resorts and they have their ears open constantly to pick up any information that may be considered of value. All strangers and suspicious characters are kept under close surveillance from the moment they enter the city and the movements of everybody are watched. Although Horn has only a compara tively few more days to live, his exe cution is fixed for November 20, 'it is said that he manifests no signs of losing t~e wonderful nerve for which he has been noted, but keeps up his old indifferent and careless manner seemingly being about the least in terested in the preliminary acts of the tragedy in which he is to play the leading part. Whether it is his indif. ference to death or the hope and be lief that his friends will yet make it possible for him to cheat the gal lows is not known, but whatever thWe cause, he is certainly behaving in a~ remarkable manner. Confessions of a Priest. Rev. Jno. S. Cox of Wake, Ark., writes: "For 12 years I suffered from yellow jaundice. I consulted a num ber of physicians and tried all sorts of medicines, but got no relief. Then I began the use of Electric Bitters and-, feel that I am now cured of a disease bhat had me in its grasp for 12 years".' If you want a reliable medicine . liver and kidney trouble, stomach. di order or general debility, get Electric Bitters. It's guaranteed by Chapple Drug Co. Only 50c. . The Big Oregon Nursery Co., S Oregon, wants live, hustling -i to introduce . Burbank's ±e ' plum, Maynard; also `a c of superior nursery st.c. vanced weekly. Write quplc parteiulars and secure cboI4 ritory.