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Conven' ience of Pills COPYRIGHT. As a means of administering medicine is too well known to require any argument. We have on hand all the standard kinds-genuine For 25 cents per Bottle H. & R.'s Compound Cathartic Pills Carter's Liver Pills Ayer's Pills Dr. Townsend's Liver Pills Little Gem Vegetable Pills Pink Liver Pills Morse's Pills Hood's Pills Also U. S. P. Cathartic pills by the dozen or bottle; gelatine or sugar coated; and will put up in any desired style such special remedies as your physician prescribes. We are justly proud of our Pill line. HOLMES & RIXON'S DRUG STORE. First National Bank Block, BILLINGS, MONTANA, LOCAL AND PERSONAL George H. Bailey, United States at torney, is down from Helena. F. H. Benjamin and family are down from Helena to attend the Eagle con vention. Mrs. J. J. Walk has returned from an extended visit with relatives and friends at Helena. Superintendent Pebtigrew of the Rocky Fork coal mines was among y9terday's visitors in the city. Henry Terrell has begun the erec tion of a cottage on the corner of Second avenue and Thirtieth street north. At two recent entertainments given iby the Lady IMaccabee lodge the treasury of the order was enriched ;87.70. J. K. Holmes, one of the prosperous stockmen of the northern part of the county, was a county seat visitor dur nlug the week. Grant Lamport and family have re moved to Glendive, to remain perma nen-ly, Mr. Lamport having embarked if usiness there. (gFrank Roberts, formerly express messenger on the Rocky Fork branch of the Northern Pacific, has gone to Issas City to reside. . Fred W. Handel, the Musselshell merchant, was in the city yesterday to make his second report as receiver of the Ryan Bros. Cattle company. Mrs. McAdam, mother of Harry S. Coleman, who has been dangerously ill for several days past, will arrive In the city from her home in Illinois tomorrow. Claude Shaw Brother, Jr., is the name of a new arirval who put in ibis appearance at the home of Pro fessor and Mrs. Brother at an early h.ur this morning. . M. Hungerford returned yester ay from a horse roundup south of the Yellowstone. He expects to make a shipment to southwest Missouri, where he has decided to settle. G. W. Haywood, who has been man ager of the Western Union office for a number of months, has been trans SPRING BARGAINS -IN REAL ESTATE Four room dwelling, south side, water and sidewalk, easy terms. $1200 Six room dwelling, north side, water in house; easy payments. $2000' 20-acre suburban tract, sandy loam, fine loca tion, easy terms. $1100 Four room house, north side; terms. $4000 Eight room brick house north side, bath and hot water heat, very desirable. $1800 Six "room house, with $ bath, barn, on sewer, north side; terms. Unimproved' Lots in all parts of thecity. Billings Loan & Trust Co T. J. BOUTON, Pres. W. F. SYLVESTER, Sqc. and Tres. ferred to St. Paul. E. J. O'Meara, ti la tly in the employ of the company c 9torm Lake, Ia., is his successor. b, A wreck on the Northern Pacific sa at the west end of the Muir tunnel el yesterday caused a delay of hours in the arrival of both passenger trains from the west. Several cars of a freight train jumped the track and S were badly demolished, but fortunate ly no one was hurt. Doctor H. E. Armstrong was tak n to the Brainerd, Minn., hospital this morning to be treated for a serious p tse of blood poisoning, which he g contracted last week while perform- w ing an operation. His condition was regarded as alarming for a few days, but yesterday it was said that the s1 symptoms were more favorable. d The Montana Realty and Loan com pany has been incorporated by the Yegen people of this city. The cap- a ital stock is $10,000 and the officers are, C. Yegen, president; J. M. V. Cochran, vice-president, and H. S. Wil liston, secretary and treasurer. Part of the object of the company is to han dle the real estate in the city known as the Yegen addition. l< ( News was received in the city this tt week announcing the death of Mrs. r, Robert D. Read, wife of Major Read, w stationed at Fort MaceKnzie, in Wy- v oming. Major and Mrs. Reed will be remembered by many in the city as having spent several weeks here dur- f ing the long ticup of the Northern Pa- b cific a number of years ago. Major c Read at that time had charge of the federal troops detailed to guard North- f _l¶tcific property in this section. i, delegation of farmers from Mis- ti souri was here yesterday looking over e the lands the Billings Land and Irri- II gation company is offering for sale n east of the city. The visitors will be d followed by others from the same h state in a few days. The company s is receiving many inquiries from c states to the east concerning the land 1h which it will reclaim by irrigation, t: and it is predicted that after the ditch c is cc leted there will be no difficulty nding ready buyers. Saturday, May 14, the hardware and implement dealers of eastern Montana n and northern Wyoming will meet in r this city for the purpose of perfecting t an organization and the discussion of b matters pertaining to their business. r A further object of the meeting is to bring about a feeling of friendship among men engaged in the business, extend trade as much as possible and t wind up with a banquet in the eyen- ( ing at one of the hotels. It is expect- t ed that at least 50 will attend the - meeting. 'Among yesterday's departures via th Burlington was a colored man, who traveled as the guest of Yellow stone county, with Sheridan, Wyo,, as his destination. He arrived in the city several Gays before and manifest ed unmistakable symptoms of mild in sanity. It was learned that the au thorities of the Wyoming county had shipped him here, with the evident hope of escaping the cost of his care and maintenance. This fact was com municated to Chairman Parker of the county board and he at once took steps to return the man whence he came. Chaplain and Mrs. Stull and daugh ter bid adieu to their friends in the city yesterday mornixig and started for Fort Russell, Wyo., where the chap lain will be stationed for some time with his regiment. Chaplain Stull is one of the most .popular and best known ministers in the northwest and has resided in the Yellowstone val. ley for the past 22 years, settling at Miles City about the time the Northern. Pacific railwayrdrst laid iron into the town. Wherever his lot may be cast he and his estimable family will always be held in grateful remembrance by their scores of throughout Montana. e first step in the way of reclaim n the agricultural lands on the ceded part of the Crow reservation was taken a few days ago, when az engi neer of the reclamation bureau of the goverfment started for the reserva tion to look the ground over and make a report to Washington estimating the number of acres that can be irrigated and the probable cost of the work. The early move thus made indicates that the government will make un usual speed to 'bring about the con struction of canals and reservoirs on the surrendered strip. The inspector was accompanied by James Haynie, who is familiar with every foot of country susceptible to irrigation, A letter was received today by Doc tor Holland from the sheriff's office at Tacoma. The writer of it assured him that his son, Richard, shot last week by a crazy man, was in no dan ger and would be as well as ever. One of the Ibullets fired at him passed through the left hand, between the bones of 'the middle nngers, and' while painful the wound is not considered serious. The 'second shot struck him in the 'back, causing opnly a slight injury and does not inconvenience the boy in the -slightest. In conclu sion, the letter states that it will be necessary to detain Richard for some time as a witness, until the shooter can be placed on trial, which will not be until the sheriff, whom he also seriously wounded, shall have recov ered. INSANE AND A STRANGER. Sad Case of Sarah Connor, Recently Arrived. Tuesday evening Chairman Parker of the board of county commissioners presided at an inquiry held to investi gate the sanity of Sarah Connor, who was charged with being insane. The testimony of witnesses and the con duct of the woman was ample to sustain the charge and she was or dered committed to the asylum, whither she was taken by Sheriff Hubbard Wednesday morning. Mrs. (Connor arirved in the city some weeks ago, sick and destitute, and was sent to the hospital. While there she became possessed of the hallucination that the attendants were bent upon taking her life, and eluding their vigi lance Tuesday afternoon managed to make her escape. She went to a lodging house in Montana avenue and took possession of a room, which she refused to vacate. The authorities were notified and Mr. Parker con vened a lunacy commission. When Mrs. Connor arrived here she said she was in search of her former husband, from whom she had been divorced an'd against whom she claimed to hold a judgment for a considerable amount, rendered in her favor by an eastern court. Nothing in her possession tended to substan tiate her claim, although no reason existed for ooubting her statement. Now it is thought the alleged judg ment was only the figment of 'her disordered mind. She also claimed to have a son, at Great Falls, whom she said would reimburse the county for caring for her. Since then it has been learned that the *son is no better off than she, he being ýa charge on Cas cade county. Will Orgainze Clerk's Union. A clerk's union, both male and fe male, will be organized in the city next Sunday afternoon. All clerks in the city are invited to meet at Elks' hall at 2:30 p. m. for the purpose of perfecting an organization. Announcement. Be sure and hear Doctor Wykoff at the Congregational church next Sun day morning and evening. A stereop ticon at night. ICE CREAM IN BULK. Pint - 25c Quart - 50c Gallon - $1.75 Absolutely a First-Class Article. The Billings Phanrmacy IOFFBAUER & SEIDEN, Props. SOUTH SIDE. Both 'Phones. 1ACTS IN- FEW LINES' The o0,946 police of the United King dom cost £7,000,000 a year. The trade of Korea amounts to some thing like $15,000,000 per annum. _The lifeboats around the British coast during the last year rescued 680 people. A New York life insurance company holds $8,000,000 worth of Russia's rail way securities. Australia has more places of wor ship in proportion to her population than any other one country. Agricultural implements to the value of $32,951,805 were exported from the United States during the year 1903. At the close of the last calendar year the United States had exported $1,457, 565,785 worth of goods, leading the world. A concession for a narrow gauge rail way from Rosario to Buenos Ayres has een granted to the Central Cordoba -tdway company. Arrangements have been made for telephonic communication between va rious towns of Lancashire and France. French legislative sanction is awaited.. According to a correspondent of the Jewish Chronicle, 224,000. Jews were converted to Christianity in the nine teenth century. The large majority became Roman Catholics. Orders have been given from the British war office that every boy serv ing in the army is to attend school un til he obtains a first class certificate or reaches the age of eighteen. Four persons died and several were made critically ill as a conseqeunce of eating food supplied by a cookery school attached to the Grand Duchess Alice Institute For Women at Darm stadt. Recently an old woman at Clichy, France, was told that she had won $20,000 in a Spanish lottery. Later she found she had been hoaxed, and the shock of disappointment killed her instantly. A specially constructed covered van containing twenty-eight cages is to make the daily round of the Paris po lice stations to pick up stray dogs that have been captured and convey them to the pound. Wages in Russiap factories are 2 cents an hour and upward. There are thousands who work for a cent an hour and tens of thousands who do not receive 30 cents a day for ten, eleven and more hours' work. Through "skidding" on the frozen roads at Freiburg, Switzerland, a mo tor car dashed into a milk wagon and upset 300 gallons of milk. The cats of the town gathered in large numbers to enjoy an unrestricted meal. A Liverpool magistrate announced in court that in the event of any person being convicted of damaging property while seeking for hidden treasure he would probably send him to prison without the option of a fine. Fishermen on the lake of Neuchatel are using automobile boats. They are driven by a benzine motor and lighted by electricity. They are fiat bottomed, glide noiselessly over the water, do not frighten the fish and are a great suc cess. Who ever heard of a river changing its mind and turning round and run ning, in the other direction? Yet that is what the Kansas river has done at one point for a distance of two miles, where a cutoff was formed by last year's floods. An uncommon occurrence was ob served at a Canton (Me.) church the other Sunday. A great-grandmother, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren were in attendance-viz, Mrs. Eliza Barrows, nearly ninety, and her descendants. Negotiations are proceeding between the Amsterdam and Antwerp diamond merchants for the formation of a conm bination which will enable them to fight the De Beers mine, which con trols the world's output, and the Lon don trust, which practically rules the trade. The island of Bornholm, situated in the Baltic, acts as a huge magnet. It exerts such an influence on the com pass fhat it can cause a vessel to turn perceptibly aside from its course. The effect of this magnetic island is per ceptible at a distance of nine and a half miles. From a balloon shallow places in the ocean and rocks rising near to the sur face can be seen much more clearly than from the shore or from shipboard. For this reason the French naval en gineer, Renaud, suggests that a captive balloon would be a most useful acce sory to a marine surveying ship. Last year there were taken from the streets of Manchester 78,660 tons of mud in various stages of moisture and deposited on moss and peat land, with the result that really valuable agricultural land is reclaimed. Now the London corporation has bought about 100 acres of ground near Bark ing and will soon make similar ex periments. The most curious spire in England is at Chesterfield, the leaning tower of Pisa not being more interesting to sightseers than the queer kink in a re spectable church, which, tradition says, was caused by the devil kicking out as be passed the spire. The devil had just had his hoofs shod by a local blacksmith, and his pain was so in tense the edifice was shaken out of shape. Many people think of gold as the most valuable metal, whereas there are now seventeen known which are more valuable. Gold, silver and some times platinum are classed as "pre cious" metals not because of their in trinsic value so much as because of their resistance to corrosion, which makes them suitable for jewelry, etc. But many metals are more rare and costly, the new element radium being the most striking example. CHAPPLE' CAP' I Doctors are Expensive z I-'^~~---------~ But when our loved ones are ill we don't care for that. Still it is a good idea to prevent sickness or at a least to stop it in the beginning. I These are the days when it is a temptation to be out of doors-the children can't be blamed for it. There is still dampness in the air and ground, and the little ones come in hoarse or coughing JIi a little. Don't Risk Croup. to That is the time for a dose of St. John's Cough Cure: 50c a bottle. The children like it-it's so pleasant-and you will like it-for it cures. W Our reputation is back of it. C "You Can iet It at Chapple's" m CHAPPLE'S I Watch for Our Next Ad. I CHAPPLE'S E CARPETS. RUiS. CARPETS S Again we call your attention to our carpets. In regards to designs there are NONE MORE ARTISTIC and the variety the largest in town. RUGS ALL SIZES AND PRICES We Sew Our Carpets by Machine (The only one in Eastern Montana.) and our prices ran-e from 25c to $1.50 per yard. Remember No Charge for Sewing % Carpets. Opposite Northern Hotel 14-16 North 28th Street Undertaking and Embalming. Billings Furniture Company TITLE ABSTRACT COMPANY Yellowstone County. Abstracts of Title to all lands and lots furnished on short notice, No extra charge for certificates. 204 North 27th Street. Opposite New Court House. BILLINGS, - - - - MONTANA. , ELECTRIC LIiliHT Makes all things Bright New Things all the time. Call and see our / N NEW STAND LAMPS, BRACKET LAMPS. FANCY SHADES, IALOPHANE GLOBES, CHANDELIERS, CURLING IRON HEATERS, -AND Numerous Other Novelties. Call and see us. S °CO'YR"" BILLINGS WATER POWER CO. IHOT WEATHER COMFORT THAT a Hammock will give t f more comfort, rest, pleasure I i t4e than any -other article of " ''. * furniture during the hot I weather. But it must be strong, safe, easily handled and economical. Of Course That Is the Kind We Handle ] And p Beautiful Assortment to Choose From, $2,00 $2,50 $3,50 $4,50 $6,00 All Colors-fringes-valences-hooks--spreaders i When You Think of Hammocks . Think of Setzler I THE FURNITURE HOUSE r Montana Avenue and 29th Street.