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Second Class Matter. sUBSCRIPTION NOTICE. . Subscribers to The Gazette * who have received notice by 0 * mail of their indebtedness to the paper are again reminded 0 S that a settlement is desired. . 1 E The amount due from each in- a dividual subscriber is small, a * but in the aggregate it runs @ into many hundreds of dollars. 0 Remit by check, express or @ @ postoffice order, payable to @ O The Gazette. 0 a@@@@*@@@U)@ Friday, October 30, 1903. The young man at Missoula who says he murdered a Jap because he lost his nerve and in his fright pull ed the trigger of the revolver with whih he was "holding up" his vic tim may not hope to make a very heroic presentation when he is stand ing on the trap and is waiting for a sheriff without nerves to release the spring. As long as they are content to hang him in effgy merely, and at the safe distance afforded by Great Falls, Judge Clancy will probably not issue an injunction. Should an attempt be made, though, to make it a real hanging, with his venerable person as the weight to keep the rope taut, he might avail himself of his position and a writ would probably be forth coming, unattended by any of the usual preliminaries and formalities. Anyone desiring to post a location notice on the north pole can be ac commodatel by forwarding the mere baggatelle of $25,000 to Robert . b Peary, care of the navy department, e Washington, D. C. For that amount of he is' willing to enter into a written agreement to discover the pole, make is the necessary, location, do the assess ment work and return, all within two b years. The *mere fact that he failed 0 'to accomplish the thing on some of n his former jaunts up that way has'not C discouraged him, on the contrary he is more satisfied than ever that he can find the pole, as he is not one of the kind who never profit by the failures y they may have made. If anyone of the many charming young ladies in Yellowstone county ' desires to visit the St. Louis expo0 a sition and do it in the manner of a queen .receiving the honors and hom age of her loyal subjects, the oppor tunity is at hand. All she has to do is to enlist the following of devotee admirers in her train and command them to secure Gazette coupons and the green tickets that the Billings Hardware company is issuing. The rest will be easy. There is no neeu for her to depend upon some outside' concern when the matter can be ar ranged so easily at home. ifach cou pon counts for a vote and each of the green tickets does likewise. Very likely the oposition editors will undertake to 'make political capi tal of the thing and hold it up as another startling example of the "im perialistic" tendencies of the admin istration, but for all that the announce ngent that it has been decided to adopt Sdistinguishing uniform for the mes ers and ushers, of the White 'e wil be commended by all who p fortunate as to have the Styto become participants in :of he functions that take place Ie thirsty woman need noww s ay in saking an atten i a. glass of water 7 be addressing , ggpato or some the awful mistake. of giving his order, to the fiery representattive of one of the South Amerlcan republics. As it is well put, since the change has been decided upon, everyone is wondering why it was nct done long ago. Of course, Mr. Bryan has the undis puted right to insist upon the pay ment of the generous amount of money that it was provided in the "sealed letter" should be paid to his wife out of the Bennett estate, but the exposition of Judge Stoddard as to the manner in which the letter came to be written is not calculated to redound to the credit of the emi nent Nebraskan. Despite his own oomfortable financial condition " and the high and lofty plane he assumes in relation to matters of morality, it looks very much as though the col onel were not above the adoption of methods properly classifiable as ques tionable when he thinks he sees a chance to add a snug little sum to the family holdings. Whatever the out come of the contest, Bryan's reputa tion will not be bettered by the con nection he had with the affair. Arthur Pue Gorman is daily giving more evidence of his desire to be con sidered in connection with the next presidential nomination by his party. The activity he is displaying in.Mary land is of the sort calculated to war rant the belief that he is hopeful of results of wider significance than a mere victory of the party in the state. By drawing attention to the presi dent's labors in behalf of party unity in that state and to his own herculean efforts in behalf of democracy, the wily senator is expecting that he will be given mote than a passing glance by the public optic. His speech of last Saturday, in which he assailed Roosevelt for his attitude on the negro question was another strong bid for party favor and is accepted as fore shadowing a very strong probability that the race question will figure as one of the "issues" in the next na tional campaign. The speech was well calculated to give the senator the support sof the southern delegates, and that undoubtedly 'was its object. To only a lew men is given the priv iliege to celebrate their forty-fifth birthday under the circumstances and l conditions which obtained when the b occupant of the White house observed that happy event last Wednesday. It f is true that younger men have found themselves at the head of nations, but in their case it was the accident < of birth and not the result of personal merit and compelling ability. Politi cal enemies of President Roosevelt may say that in his case, too, it is an "acident," but that does not detract from the fact that when but forty-two 1 years old he found himself next to the president and in direct line of succession to the place he now occu pies. It was no "accident" that made him vice president, neither should be attributed to the caprice of mere chance the possession of the many qualifications for the exalted place he now occupies of which he has repeatedly shown himself to be the master. Accident and chance' may sometimes put a man in the presiden tial chair, but they never endow him with the ability to fill the position. He Learned a Great Truth. It is said of John Wesley that he once said to Mistress Wresley: "Why " do you tell that child the same thing over and over again?" "John Wes ley, because once telling is not enough." It is for this reason that you are told again and again that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy cures colds and grip; that it counteracts any tendency of these diseases to re sult in pneumonia, and that it is pleas ant and safe to take. For sale by all druggists. t Business Opportunities. A ,canvassing agent with small e amount of money may secure the agency of a California product that o can be sold to every family of Bill e ings and surrounding country. A fine n seller for a house to house canvasser e to handle with other goods. It is an article of daily consumption, and where once sold is a sure repeater. - The product is not as yet introduced r In Montana, but hundreds of applica g tions have been received from there. e For particulars, prices and sample, , address Manager, P. O. Box 587, San 0 Jose, California. " 51-2 a cards at Gasette oe. St. is World's Fafr Tri " ,To the MOST POPULAR YOUNG LADY SInrr Yellowstone County - The BILLINGS HARDWARE Co. and THE BILLINGS GAZETTE " will donate a free trip to the World's Fair at St. Louis. " The 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 " ticket, sleeping-car berth and meals on dining cars. 0 " Any young lady in Yellowstone county over 17 years of- age will be eligible to enter the contest. . I* 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 The Billings Hardware Co. or a coupon clipped from The Billings Gazette 0 Swill entitle you to one vote. The votes will be counted on the 1st and 15th of each month and the result published in The Gazette. The con test will close on Aug. 1, 1904. All Gazette Coupons will be dated and " must be clipped andvoted within 10 days, Tickets secured from The i Billings Hardware Company must be voted at time purchase is made. " .. VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE. o o "GAZETTE COUPON. S $St. Louis World's 'fair Crip. . ONE VOT FOR................................. Void if not voted at the Store of the NOV. IOI 903 Billings Hardware Co. on or prior to 1 0 THE VOTE TO DATE: 0 Miss Sophia Bennighoff............................................ 321 0 Miss Blanche Nickey ........................................... 17 Miss Marie Sleeper............................. 291 Miss Lena Rickman ............................................ 274 000@00**0*000*00000*000000 KILLED IN ACCIDENT. Particulars of Death of Father of Harry N L. Wilson. Particulars received of the accident by which Alderman Frank J. Wilson a of Miles City, father of Harry L. P Wilson, the well known young lawyer e of Billings, met his death last Tuesday h show it to have been unusually start- 1 ling and the manner in which the un- A fortunate victim lost his life was o awful. t ii Mr. Wilson was engaged in the ice b business and attended to the daily 1i delivery to his patrons. About 'i o'clock Tuesday morning he drove to e the ice house and after shaving loaded b the wagon started on his rounds. e A short turn was necessary after I he had driven away from the icehouse s and the noise made by the screeching a of the wheels on the rub iron fright- a ened the horses, which happened to I be exceedingly nervous animals and I had run away on several, occasions. t They plunged to one side and cramp ed the wagon so tightly that the a strain on one of the forward wheels K proved too severe and it dished, the spokes pulling out of the hub. This caused the wagon to tilt and Mr. Wil- 1 son was thrown from the seat and onto the doubletrees. In this position he remained a few moments and then fell to the ground, falling directly in front of the broken wheel. The horses ran some distance before they could be stopped by Sim Roberts, who wit nessed the accident Mr. Wilson's body was found underneath the bed, the face torn and mangled, while from a wound in the temple blood was flowing. As soon as possible the body was removed to an undertaking estab lishment, where a doctor made an examination and found that the neck had been' broken, the breast crushed in; one arm and both legs were also broken. At the time of the unfortunate oc currence only three of the younger; children of the family were at home, Mrs. Wilson being east on a visit* while the eldest daughter was absent at Forsyth, where she is teaching school. A Love Letter Would not interest you if you're looking' for a guaranteed salve for sores, burns or piles. Otto Dodd of SPonder, Mo., writes: "I suffered with t an ugly sore for a year, but a box of Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured me. It's the best salve on earth." 25c at Chap ple Drug Co.'s. 1 For Sale. My ranch, sheep, etc., for sale, as follows: Two ranches, 200 tons hay, 8 head horses, 3 wagons, 3 sets har .1 ness, 4,000 head sheep, 85 head bucks; e good water and grass, and good winter t range and shelter; range for 10,000 l. head sheep. Will sell at a bargain. e CHARLES O'NEAL, r 51-4 Wibaux, Mont. FANCY WORK MISS DAM'ON will be at the Cottage Inn November 1 and remain one week n with a display of art embroideries, lace-braids and Christmas novelties. Nicest 4 ~iP~ O mNwYIR k sodUj ARE GETTING TOGETHER. W( qii Northern Pacific Company and gngi- th neers Reach Partial Agreement. te dy From St. Paul domes the news that fr a partial settlement with the Northern dl Pacific has been secured by the gen- th eral committee of engineers, which se has been 4n conference with.the of- Gý ficers at headquarters for some time. ,t As near as can be learned the matter tb of wages was not the only question li1 in dispute, although that seems to hE have entered into the discussions hadt Rank by seniority was one ot the subjects upon which the confer- th ence agreed. This matter seems to nc have affected the engineers on the tb eastern end more than elsewhere. A o0 new list of engineers will be issued tc soon. This will equalize the ranking u, of the old engineers on three divisions , and the men transferred to the new division, created by dividing the Min nesota main line and the St. Poul ci terminals into two operating divisions. li The men will be given new numbers, it and the former relative rank of the p old employes and the younger engi- 1 neers will be preserved. The men in , the service are promoted by num bers. o This subject having been disposed I of, the committee took under consid- t: eration the matters relating to con ditions of employment, working rules h and wages, and how to secure a read- i justment of the wage schedules over the entire system. The members are quoted as saying that there is little f prospect of a disagreement with the c management, and that the presence o~ Grand Master Stone does not indicate 1 that they have been unable to reach t . an agreement with the company. t BIDDLE PIANO CONTEST. I S- 1 Result of Balloting Up to Close of S Business Yesterday. r Mae Freeman ............... 55,785 SWoodmen of the World ...... 43,8960 ! Katie Thorburn .............. 42,420 t L. O. T. M. ................ 37,144 F. O. E. .................... 34,849 Rathbone Sisters ............ 14,067 Episcopal Church ............ 4,946 The contest closes November 10. r Where Coupons May Be Secured. Votes may be obtained with every b 25c purchase at any of the following f business places: e Pearsall & Brown. The Delmonico. Thos. Manley. L M. Flatt, Belknap block. The Vogue Clothing and Shoe Co. Holmes & Rixon. Chapple Drug company. Golden Rule department store. Geo. Setzler. The c. o. D. Store. A. L. Babcock Hardware company. 0 F. B. Chapman. J. Forester. Thompson & McGregor. M. Kron millinery. Will J. Pulte. A. M. Peters. S - Furniture For Sale. $35 heating stove for $20, good,as ;e new; $45 New Home sewing machine ik for $20, in perfect order; two; folding s, beds, hotel dresser, washstand, plush 8. lopane, and other household goods; ºd ;ýrEeBýmewater for #oc, mal, NORTHERN PACIFIC GENERAl MANAGER ISSUES STATEMENT. PLOT CONCOOTED IN PRI80N Gravelle and Former Cellmate Orig- e inated Blackmailing Schemes- Many. Exaggerated Reports. A statement has been issued at St. Paul by General, Manager Cooper of the Northern Pacific in which is given what is said to be an authentic hisi tory of the dynamite plot and subse quent attempts' to wreck the corn ^pany's trains and track. It is as fol lows: "We are now in possession of com plete evidence that the plot to extort money from the Northern Pacific, by dynamiting our tracks and trains in Montana, was hatched in the Montana state penitentiary at Deer Lodge, by two convicts, Whitten and Gravelle, who had been cell mates for five years. "Gravelle was released from the penitentiary July 16, at the expiration of his term of imprisonment, and the first letters which he sent us were mailed at Butte the same day, and were written by Whitten. The subse quent letters were written by Gravelle, the man who was arrested within a few hours after the last attempt at dynamiting, he having been trailed from the point where the watchman discovered him digging a hole under the rail, to his cabin. Whitten is serving a long time sentence, and Gravelle will undoubtedly receive such a sentence as .will return him to the penitentiary ,for the rest of his life, so that neither of them will ever have an opportunity to again endan ger the lives of innocent people. t "Neither of the men has been in the employ of the Northern Pacific, nor, as far as we can ascertain, had they any grievance against us or any other railway company. '4'heY.~4appa i to be simply two degenerates, who fig ured out this diabolical plan to get money, regardless of the conse v quences. "No expense was spared by the 1 company in its efforts to protect the * lives of passengers and employes, and i, ts property. We had 75 watchmen e patrolling the track for a distance of " 150 miles, detectives by the score n were employed and two bloodhounds. were brought all the way from Lin coln, Neb., besides two from Deer d Lodge, Mont. Were it not for the fact 1- that Gravelle was working alone and i- was exceedingly cunning, he would s have been caught at an earlier stage 1- in the proceedings. ' "Since Gravelle's arrest, we have re *e ceived no letters, nor have any ef .e forts been made to dynamite our track e or trains, and there is no qeustion > whatever but what the only parties :e implicated were Gravelle and Whit h ten. The episode is closed, except that to the utmost extent of our ability we will see that Gravelle receives his just deserts at the hands of the law. f "Some of tlhe newspaper dispatches emanating from different points in Montana in connection with this affair 5were exaggerated. In one case an or 6 dinary signal fuse was found on the 0 track and transformed by the imagi P44 *,ltittlittlllmimmmlinmmitmmma ANNOUNCEMENT W. H. DONOVAN Opened ge The Twentieth 3 E In the Goss Building with a Line of _E "..- .-GROCERIES - Hay and Grain . H. DONOVAN Groceries. Hnardware., Ha and Grain mimmmiiaimm Paine's Celery Compound The Most Remarkable Remedy ý. in the World. The True Medicine for the Cure of Dis eases of the Blood and Nerves. Paine's Celery 'Coinpound cures cases given up as hopeless; it builds .sp, strengthens, restores.'" Whi'c tired and discouraged, this great medicine wqill give new life 'and 'vitality. Paine's Celery Compound is the ideal medicine and should be in every home. Gold n your Garret' Hundreds of housewives who nev er dye anything, who think they cain't dye, or imagine it is a task, arelosing the goodof castawayfab rics that could be made new with DiAMOND DYES It is an extremely easy process to color with Diamond Dyes, and the cost is but a trifle. They are fob home use and home economy. We have a special department of advice, and will answer' free any questions about dyeing. Bend sample of goods when possible. Direction book and 45 dyed samples free. DIAMOND DYES, Burlington, Vt. nation of the newspaper correspond 'ntinto ' ~t..ick of dynamite. Another dispatch reported dynamtt.-- -P found near Missoula, which repli was entirely without foundation, aL in still another case, the burning of ssma'd bridge caused by the sparks from a locomotive was credited to the dynamiters." Do Good-It Pays. A Chicago man has observed that "Good deeds are better than real es tate deeds-some of the latter are worthless. Act kindly and gently, I show sympathy and lend a helping I hand. You cannot possibly lose by it." Most men appreciate a kind word and encouragement more than substantial help. There are persons in this com munity who 'might truthfully say: "My good friend, cheer up. A few doses 1 of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will s rid you of your cold, and there is no danger whatever from pneumonia t when you use that medicine. It al r ways cures. I know it tor it has helped a me out many a time." Sold by all S druggists. 5 We gua.antee all our work and 1( Snot satisfactory we will make it s4 r or return your money. BILLINGS STEIAM LAUNDRY. 1 Calling cards at The Gazette ofice.