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year, in advance ............ 3.00 1months............ * *.....1.50 Untered at the Billings Postoffice as Second Class Matter. SUBSCRIPTION NOTICE. 4 Subscribers to The Gazette 0 who have received notice by J mail of their indebtedness to g the paper are again reminded 0 that a settlement is desired. o The amount due from each in- . dividual subscriber is small, " but in the aggregate it runs A into many hundreds of dollars. ° Remit by check, express or postoffice order, payable to 0 The Gazette. Tuesday, December 22, 1903. ;;,.WHY NOT SEND YOUR MONEY TO HELENA? It those merchants and professional men in the city who appear in the role ;of 'boosters for the Record, published at i Helena, insist on sending their money to Helena in preference to spending it for printers' ink at'home, why would it not be a good idea to give Helena ;;business and professional men the preference over those institutions who have so little regard for the welfare of other established business concerns In this city? - .The Gazette desires at this time to Saill! pi''blic attention to the Billings :advertisements appearing in last Sun 'day's Helena ;publication and we ask ;the advertising patrons of the Helena "inewspaper from this city whether or Sot they would approve if the news Ipaper publishers of the city and their 'mployes bought goods in the city of Helena instead of buying from estab lishments at home? We might also extend the inquiry a little further and ask. certain business and professional men of the city if they think it would be fair to the commercial interests of Billings if the friends of the home newspapersr patronized Helena busi ness houses in preference to home Concerns? Whatever may be the future policy of certain, people of the city, who allow themselves to be placed under i the hypnotic influences of the piratical Helena sheet, which has declared war against the advertising business of Billings newspapers, The Gazette would not go so fat as to advocate : retaliation to the extent of withdraw ing patronage from certain firms and individuals in the city and patroniz .:ing out-of-town firms insteaa. But we . do contend that no mark of disloyalty to the interests of the city is more noticeable than that of the firrp or individual who gives encouragement to the upbuilding of foreign establish ments to the detriment of ;hose at home. The firm or individual of thiE fity who flaunt their sign to the buy. ng, public on the pages of the Helena Record and then claim that they are entitled to. the same treatment ao those other business men of the citl w., ho decline to be caught by the de ciption have a very faint idea of fail and decent treatment toward their neighbors. 2.t may be that the policy adopter encouraged by certain gentlemen the city in the matter of favoring r Helena publication to the detri ant f Billings newspapers is to be ued, notwithstanding the prc eady made. If this provec tkae we wish to say in olos a eri1tiisms offered thui in comparison wit] 4ll eb printed in, the fu wii -net .oist the lital i .which I l f public _Q wl ,4nt t Cie t in of i ft " more tha~ e oydiharfx pleas+urshle emotions. Even if given as a New Year's present it will be none the less acceptable and be a well chosen companion piece to the little token of esteem that the Billings Land and Irrigation conmpany handed the city as a sort of pre-Christ mas offering . Consciously or unconsciously, the promoters of the proposed state irri gation convention acted wisely when they decided to postpone that event until sometime farther removed fro'm the luolidays than the date originally fixed. During the next week or two the cause of irrigation will be popular enough without any convention to ad vance It. Notwithstanding the early start they 'have made and the earnestness they are displaying in that regard, the distinguished gentlemen who are representing the minority in congress have not succeeded to an eminent de gree in creating "issues" with which their party may go oefore the coun try next year. It is sad to admit, but it is very evident that there is going to be no diminution of warlike preparatilons all over the world in consequence of the annual obserivtion of Peace Sunday and the good people who are cherishing the dream of a universal peace will have to continue their ef forts. One good way for the city council of Billings to begin the new year would be to resurrect the bill for an ordinance establishing city scales and pass it at its next meeting. Until this is done it is much feared that the old cry of "weighed and ,found want ing" will continue to be heard. Without wishing to be understood as saying that he would endorse all the things that made a name for the original, in view of the late news from the Vatican it is safe to assume that his holiness is prepared to admit that there are worse places than the hole-in-the-wall. The Boston Transcript finds it nec essary to write a poem on "the way, to take life." " One of its Chicago contemporaries would probably stick to prose if approached for informa tion on the subject and advise the use of a revolver as the handiest thing with which to do it. No matter how the act itself may be regarded, the fact remains that there is no foolishness about those Ohicago hearse drivers. When they decided to strike it was on the dead. SUING ON NOTES. Billings State Bank Brings Action Against Stoltz Bros. Another action has been begun in the district court against C. E. and F. G: Stoltz, stockmen and butchers, making the second one filed against the same firm by Billings parties this month. The latest one is by The Bill ings State bank and is for the recov ery of judgment on three promissory notes executed at different dates by defendants in favor of plaintiff. Each note is given as a separate cause of action. In the complaint it is alleged that the first note was executed June 18, 1903, and is for $60, payable five months after date, with interest at 1 S.er cent per month. In addition to the principal and interest an attorney s fee of $10 is demanded. The second note is said to have been made July 3, 1903, and is for $100, payable 30 days after date, r with interest at the same rate as the r first. For the collection of this an attorney tee of $15 is asked. d The third note, according to the a complaint, bears the date of August 25, 1903, and was given in security of the sum of $150, payable 60 days - after date. Twenty-five dollars is the e amount of attorney fees demanded in ). this instance, - a Judgment is asked for a total of $310, principal, $12.90 interest and $50 attorney fees. H. C. Crippen appears for the plain 11 tiff. Better Than a Plaster, A piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound *t on the affected parts is better than a c plaster for a lame back and for pains in the side or chest. Pain Balm has no superior as a liniment' for the re lief of deep seated( muscular and 1 rheumatie pains. 'or sale by all drug gists. Turkish baths at the Bank barber 1 r'o4 Opea day and ni.ht.. 569 To.the S .Louis Wort' Fairu All Expendss Pad. 0 The Billings Hardware Co. Sand The Billings Gazette will donate a free-trig to the World's Fair at St. Louis 0 0 to the two young ladies of the county receiving the 0 0 highest number of votes in the contest con- 0 ducted by the above two business firms. 0 The young ladies winning the contest will have the privil 0' 0 ege of staying 10 dqys at the Fair; all hotel bills will be 0 Any Young Lady in Yellowstone County over 17 years 0 of age is eligible to enter the contest. 0 How to Secure Votess : 0 The purchase of $1.00 worth of goods for cash of The Billings Hardware .o. entitles a customer to 10' votes; 75c. six votes; 50c. - ~ four votes; 25c. two votes For each $3.00 subscription paid to The 0~ tGazette a special coupon of 30 votes will be 0 issued. In addition 10 votes will be issued 0 0to any young lady in the contest for every Sdollar she secures on subscription account 0 Ofor The Gazette. SA coupon clipped from The Billings Gazette 0· will entitle you to one vote. Rules of the Contest: Votes will be deposited in a sealed box at 0the Billings Hardware Company's store. 0 All Gazette subscription coupons will be 0 dated and must be voted within 10 days. 0 o Coupons Secured from The Billings Hard- 0 ware Company must be voted within ten days of time purchase is made. Coupons clipped from The Gazettee must be Svoted on or beforee the date printed thereon. The votes will be counted once a week and 0 the result published in The Gazette. 0No person connected with The Gazette or The 0 0 Billings Hardware Company is permitted to 0 vote for any candidate in the contest. Any 0 violation of this rule shall result in the 0 vcoupons so voted being forfeited. 0 The contest closes on August 1st, 1904. c GAZETTE COUPON. 0 SO NE V O TE F O R ....................... ............................................................ Voia if'not voted at the Store of the 0 Billings Hardware Co. on or prior to JAN. I, 1904 0 0 0 0 THE VOTE TO DATE: 0 M iss Lena Rickm an .............................................. 7,276 M iss Blanche Nickey .............................................. 6,05 M iss Laura Reed .................................................. 5,626 Miss Victoria Hohman (Laurel) .................... 2,136 Miss Marie Sleeper.......................... 1,178" Miss Sophia Bennighoff .........:............................... 575 0 Miss Beda Kron........ ..................... 386 M iss M ary Sample ............................................. 189 0 M iss Annie McKelvy .......................................... 117 Miss Rinda Sturgis' 1140 o M iss Lena Jacobs ............... ........................ ......... 107 0 Miss Anna Sample..... ....................... 1020 Miss Eliza Sample ............................................. 101 W ithdraw n ............................................................ 231 0- - - '-·~~ 00000000000000000000000 WANTS LAW AMENDED. State Board of Sheep Commissioners Desires New Legislation. Amendment of the present quaran tine laws was the subject that receivw ed much attention at the meeting of the state board of sheep commis. sioners, which was held at Helena last Thursday. In view of the decision of Judge Loud that the existing law does not give the state veterinarian the power to establish quarantine over affected sheep, the board decided to move in the matter of having the law reme died in that respect. A legislative committee was apointed to prepare the needed amendments and present them at the (ext session of the legis eature for adoption. The committee consists of William Lindsay of Paw. son, P. B. Moss of Yellowstone and J. F. Work of Gallatin county. The meeting closed Thursday and ofiicers for the ensuing year were elected. T. C. Power was again cho sen president Oonelinus Hodgeas, ., wain father, Judge Cornelius Hedges, who declined to serve another term be cause of advancing years. Low Rates for the Holidays. On December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 the Burlington will sell tickets to points within 200 miles at greatly re duced rates. Return limit January 4. For particulars ask the agent. 66-4 For Rent. 4-Room dwelling at $15 per month. 4-Room wyelling at $17 per month. 7-Room dwelling, bath and" electric ligths, at $27 per month; fine loca tion. 7-Room dwelling, modern conven iences, at $29 per month, with water. Call at room 5, First National bank block. . EDGAR B. CAMP, tf Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Ranch For Sale. One of the most desirable ranches near the octy. Apply to Mrs. A. M. Keys, 109 S. Twenty-eighth St. 66-4 fttr!, ,o Th elt VArletdes of -'Weas er "'hat Prevail In VYel61,6Wsne Valley. Whether %'opographical changes. are responsible or Whether attributable tb one of those ellmatologicat freaks that are the despair "of the meteoro logical bureau and all others who make a study of the weather in this region it is not undertaken to state, but nlevertheless the dtffr ent kinds 5f v.Eather that are to be, encountered in a few hours' ride on a train along the YellowStone valley are the marvel of all travelers and the subject of almost endless, conjecture and com ment. Thus, while sunshine "and summer warmth may be found at ,one station, at another, only a short dis tance removed, arctic frigidity may be encountered. Last Saturday a Gazette man. went as far as Springdale and in that ride of less than a hundred miles passed through the four seasons. Leaving Billings at 7 in the morning the tem perature and atmosphere were sug gestive of early spring, which con tinued until Columbus was reached. There a change as sudden As it was startling was encountered. The snow which had almost all disappearea here, was found to be at least two feet in depth, while the mercury in the thermometer was doing its best to explore the lower levels. The wind was blowing sharply from' the north west and cattle could be seen from the car windows humped up and dis ,consolate, paying little heed to 'the hay that had been scattered for their benefit in corral and pasture. The further west. it was gone the colder it grew and the stronger the wind blew, until at Big Timber, where a regular blizzard raged and the air ,was filled with flying snow and particles of ice. Huge drifts testified to the good judgment of the railroad com pany in following the politician's ex ample and having its fences in order to prevent blockades. So the weather continued until with in a few miles of Springdale, when another change was noticeable. The wind grew less violent and the snow gradually began to be thinner. At Springdale the ground was almost bare' and a warm wind was cutting deep into the little that remained. At Hunters springs it was 'summer, or almost so, and an overcoat was a superfluity. As the sun began to descend behind the mountains to the west a chill wind commenced to stir and once more it seemed like late fall. On the return trip the. blizzard at ,Big Timber had subsided, but it was still uncombortably close to the zero notch and frost accumulated on the car windows. The cold continued as far as Columbus, when a perceptible change occurred and for the rest of the journey moderate 'weather pre vailed. Evidence was to be seen on every side that no matter how cold it was to the west and how much storms had raged during the interven ing hours, Billings had not been af fected and still could honestly lay claim to being in the citrous ibelt of the northwest. The night was summer like in its balminess and almost every vestige of snow gone. GEBO COAL. MINES SOLD. Duluth Company Acquires Possession of McCarthy Property. A special from Duluth to the Min neapolis Journal announces the pur chase's of the McCarthy coal mines at Gebo by the Black Diamond Coal company of that city. The purchas ing concern is a subsidiary of the Duluth & Eastern and in. the deal it was represented by H. E. Smith of Duluth. The dispatch adds that the mines will be develoned at once. CHRISTAS S DECORATIONS Mistletoe. Holly in Wreaths or by the yard X X. Fresh Lettuce, Radishes, Asparagus during the Winter Months. E [L. n.. DONOVANJ mal ohale tdh e pof sh. o. PIoS iBAWINOa POWDR @0. WANTED FOR HO SESTEALING. Ed. Delaney Arrested for Park Coun ty Sheriff. Judging by the number of men whom he has arested personally on that charge and the others whom he caused to be arrested by the officers of other counties, Sheriff Robertson of Park county seems to be making a .specialty of late of rounding up men charged with being horsethieves. Dur ing the past couple of weeks or so he has been instrumental in causing a half dozen or more alleged horse steal ers to be placed in custody, and it is said that he is looking for still more. One of the latest to be rounded up for trial in Park county is Ed Delaney, who was arested here last Sunday night. Sheriff Robertson had in idea that Delaney was headed this way and notified the local authorities to be on their guard for him. The sher iff's surmise proved to be correct and Delaney had. not much more than stepped off the train before he was in custody of one of Chief Morse's men, by. whom the was shadowed from the depot to a saloon on the south side, where he was arrested. Yester day a Park county deputy sheriff came after the prisoner and took hili back to Livingston. Piano Tuning. Arthur Wales, premier piano tuner. Thirty years experience. Leave or ders at Holmes & Rixon's drug store Montana avenue. 57-tf A Costly Mistake. Blunders are sometimes very expen sive. Occasionally life itself is the price of a mistake, but you'll never be wrong if you take Dr. King's New Life Pills for dyspepsia, dizziness, head ache, liver or bowel troubles. They are gentle, yet thorough. 25c at Chap ple's Drug Store. How to Prevent Croup. It will be good news to the mothers of small children to learn that croup can be prevented. The first sign of croup is hoarseness. A day or two before the attack the child becomes hoarse. This is soon followed by a pe culiar rough cough. Give Chamber lain's Cough Remedy freely as soon as the child becomes hoarse, or even af ter the rough cough appears, and it will dispel all symptoms of croup. In this way all danger and anxiety may be avoided. This remedy is used by thousands of mothers and has never been known to fail. It is, in fact, the only remedy that can always be de - pended upon and that is pleasant and Ssafe to take. For sale by all druggists. SX-Ray examinations, osteopathic and electric treatments are modern meth ods of diagnosing and treating dis eases. See Dr. Prickeit, the Ostee path. 55-tf