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His Home Town Two Weeks
Ago-Reported In South cl
America. h,
Saturday's Daily. sc
e news comes from Forsyth, well sl
enticated, that Charles W. Bailey,
er county clerk of Rosebud coun- fr
who is under bond to answer in t
district court of that county to d+
charge of defrauding the county d
means of fraudulent bounty claims, c
left that city and has not been n
rd from for two weeks. p
TDwo years ago last fall the returns d
owed that Bailey had been elected V
. the county office mentioned. It n
as the election which created an h
mense amount of .candal in Rose- n
d county and there were many con
a. Illegal registration in some of 0
o country precincts was charged t
d was so clearly proven that many t
the officers were unseated, Bailey
ong the rest. Since that time he
as been representing the McMilla
and Wool company of St. Paul, I
its eastern Montana buyer. The
nty frauds came to light about a
ar ago and Bailey was one among
number of Forsyth men who were
harged with the crime. He had a
reliminary examination before a lo
justice of the peace about a month
go and was held under a bond of
750. His case was set for hearing
n the district, court October 12, but
s Judge Loud was here on that date,
o court was in session.
iWhen Bailey left Forsyth he gave
t out that he was going out on a buy
ng trip for his firm. He was driven
cross country to Glasgow, on the
reat Northern, by two men of his
and when the men returned
hey stated that Mr. Bailey had been
len ill very suddenly on the trip.
ey had placed him, they said, on a
rent Northern train, and he was
ming home by rail by way of Havre
-_d Helena. As time passed on and
e did not return considerable specu
ation was indulged in as to his where
,bouts, and the opinion was freely ex
ressed that he would never return.
on investigation it was found that
e had disposed of his handsome home
n Forsyth, also some other real prop
rty, and it is believed that he had
bout $3,000 in his possession when
he left home. Mrs. Bailey is still at
her home in that city.
IBailey's lawyers were Fred. H.
Hathhorn of this city and F. V. H.
oins, an attorney of Forsyth. His
friends firmly believe ,:hat if he had
stayed there and stood trial that he
would have been acquitted. It is cur
tently reported in Rosebud county
at Bailey has gone to South Ameri
alKhough it is said that no one
ws, definitely, his present where
abouts. Bailey was the first clerk of
Losebud county, having been appoint
ed to that position by Governor Toole
whe the county was first organized.
Billings Men Make Good Scores With
Crack Shots.
From Saturday's Daily.
Messrs. Huse and Selvidge returned
)eaterday morning from Sheridan,
Wyo., where they attended a two
days' shooting tournament which was
participated in by a number of the
crack shots cf the country.
On general averages Selvidge shot
himself up to third place in the tourn
ment and in the same class Huse
ranked sixth. A big crowd was in at
:tendance and on the second afternoon
the shoot the business houses clos
up and everybody went to the tour
t. Following are some of the
made out of a possible 400: S.
Tlalor, Meckling, S. D., high ama*
, 388. .nning and Plank tied
giet, place for high professionals,
wat, ere three below the high ama
T;it ecore was 380. Gus.
6hroeder, Colusnius, Neb., 364. W.
Selvidge, Billings, 859. W. F. Scott,
e game warden of Montana, 358.
Berry, Columbus, Neb., 357. J.
ard Huse, Billings, 353. The Du
trophy cup was won by the Sher
Gun ollub with a score of 622 out
a poa1lble 75. Captain A. H. Hardy
the Peters Cartridge company gave
uemhibitio of fancy shooting also.
weather was ideal both day of
itse Gmette oA
Tacoma Sheriff Will Send Man Here
to identify Prisoner.
From Saturday's Daily.
iChief of Police Mlwre was in re
celpt of three telegrams yesterday, re
garding the man who is held in jail
here on a charge of vagrancy, and
who is believed to have been one of a
number of robbers who held up a
Northern Pacific passenger train near
Tacoma, June 22.
The sheriff at Tacoma wired that
he would send a man here in a day or
two to take a look at the prisoner.
The man who will come here, i' is
believed, is the engineer who was in
charge of the train on the night of the
holdup, as the man here tallies with
the description of the roebber who
held up the engineer at the point of a
gun. The engineer furnished ,zhe de
scription that was sent out by the
sheriff at Tacoma.
Another telegram was received
from J. F. Newton of St. Paul, chief of
the Nor-,hern Pacific secret service
department. It stated that he had or
dered Special Agent Cummings to
come here at once from North Yaki
ma, and asked the chief to hold the
prisoner until his, arrival. R. H. God
dard, who is sipecial agent for the di
vision west of Billings, but who is
now in Spokane, wired a request to
hold the prisoner until he could com
municate with St. Paul.
Chief Muwre is still strongly of the
opinion that the man he has in jail. is
the one described by the engineer of
the train.
Local Firm Will Open Branch House I
at That Place.
From Saturday's Daily.
It is, authoritatively announced that t
the A. L. Babcock Hardware company a
of this city will open a branch house t
in Bridger in the near future.
Colonel Babcock has spent a por
tion of the.present week in Bridger
and vicinity and after carefully look
ing over the ground be came to the
conclusion that Bridger presented a
good field for a first-class hardware
and implement stock and he will
make preparations for opening the
new store as rapidly as possible. It
is quite likely that the firm will pur
chase glound in the town and erect
its own building, although this matter
hts not yet been fully determined.
Reports from Towns West Give Tid
ings of.Storms.
From Saturday's Daily.
The rain that began in Billings and
the Yellowstone valley at 8 o'clock
Thursday night, and continued until
late yesterday afternoon, almost in
cessantly, fell in t'he form of snow
at many points west of this city.
Trainmen who came in from the
west yesterday state that when they
lent Butte the weather was full of sun
shine and balminess. At Bozeman
they encountered a sweeping snow
s storm and snow fell all the way down
I to Reed's Point, a short distance this
a side of Big Timber. A telephone
message from absarokee yesterday
r afternoon stated bhat snow was fall
ing there, also, and the same report
a came from Red Lodge. The tempera
- ture was mild at all of these places,
f however, and the snow melted rapidly.
Commissioners Taking Steps Toward
a Permanent One.
From Sunday's Daily.
The board of county commissioners
are taking steps '.oward the estalblish
ment of a permanent county hospital.
In the district court, yesterday, W.
O. Parker and the other commission
ers 'brought an action to condemn
block 152, of the original town, now
city, of Billings, for hospital purposes.
The block in question lies about two
blocks south of the plant and building
of the .Ierrell Packing company and
is 'bounded by Fifteenth and Sixteenth
streets and First and Second avenues
south.. The ,commissioners propose
to tear down the temporary buildings
near south park, which were used as
a temporary hospital last winter, and
will erect a permanent brick building
on the block mentioned as soon as
the condemnation proceedings are
finished and the block becomes the
property of the county. The action
was placed on yesterday's court cal
endar and during an interim of the
trial of the regular cases it was taken
up by Judge Loud, and S. F. Morse,
Doptor Tuttle and P. H. Smith were
appointed appraisers of the land.
It is likely that an appralsment will
be made at once and the entire matter
finished up at this term of the court.
The block has several owners, none
of whose names could be learned, and
it is thought there will be no objection
to the establishment of a hospital on
the ground that the commissioners
are seking to have condemned.
Oscar McKee Abandons Divorce Suit t
Against His Wife-Defaulted t
in Answering.
Judge Loud has not yet rendered his t
decision in the Horne divorce case, a
and it will likely be a day or two be- r
fore he gets time to go over the case
and announce what he will do.
As stated in yesterday's Gazette, the t
jury brought in its findings of fact the I
evening before, after court was ad- :
journed for the day. These were vo
luminous and were prepared by the at
torneys in form of questions for the
jury to answer. To each one of the I
interrogatories the name of the fore
man of the jury is affixed. Briefly
stated, the findings of the jury ,as em
bodied in its answers to the questions,
were as follows: The defendant left
plaintiff, but not without cause. The
cause was his extreme cruelty. He
cursed and abused her in the opinion
of the jury. He did not call the children
illigitimate, as charged, and he did
not chase her with a razor in his hand.
Mrs. Horne is a professing Christian
woman in the opinion of the jury,
founded on the evidence, and Mr.
Horne refused her the privilege of at
tending religious worship. That these
acts of plaintiff caused her such men
tal anguish as would tend to impair her
health and endanger her life. That the
value of the farm near Billings is $8,
r 000, and that there is an incumbrance
of $2,800 on the land. That the value
,of all other unincumbered property
Sowned by Mr. Horne is $30. That
Horne treated his family with extreme
1 cruelty while the family was living in
e Chicago, and continued the same kind
t of treatment after Mrs. Horne came to
Montana and lived with him on the
ranch. That he did not provide her
with the necessaries of life for more
than a year prior to the filing of this
suit. That her desertion of her hus
band was not without cause. That
Mrs. Horne joined her husband in
Montana with the hope of effecting a
" reconciliation, and that it was her hus
band's fault that she finally deserted
Ryan Case Still On.
When court adjourned last evening
the Ryan against Shelton case was
still on trial. Mr. Ryan was on the
stand nearly all the forenoon and he
was followed by J. K. Holmes and M.
I. Draper, witnesses for the plaintiff
company. Attorney Johnston for the
defendant then made his statement of
the case from his standpoint, and the
first witness he called was W. S. Pen
dleton, who was followed urv . O.
Lowdermills. Mr. Shelton, the defend
ant, was called about 4.90, and was
still on the stand when the hour of ad
journment arrived. Mr. Shelton is very
deaf and was compelled to use an ear
trumpet to enable him to hear the
questions of his lawyer. He also had
some difficulty in hearing the objec
tions of Mr. Goddard for the other
side, and answered several questions
after the court had ruled them out.
He stated that the reason he took the
remaining cattle away from the Ryan
company was that they were not tak
ing proper care of them, and had no
means of taking proper care of them
after their company had been seized
under the attachment of Rosenbaum
Divorce Suit Abandoned.
Oscar McKee did not appear to
prosecute his suit for divorce against
Amanda McKee. In fact Oscar had de
faulted in answering his wife's
cross complaint, and it is stated that
he had left the country after having
paid one week's alimony that was or
dered by Judge Loud at the May term
of court. McKee alleged in his com
plaint that his wife deserted him while
he was away on business and sold all
their household goods. Mrs. McKee
filed a cross complaint in which she
alleged all manner of ill-treatment on
the part of her husband toward her,
and said that he had first deserted her.
Also that she was compelled to sell
the furniture during his absence in
order to secure money to support her
self and babe. There is nothing to pre
vent Mrs. McKee's coming into court
1 and offering proof on her cross-bill and
securing a divorce, if she so desires.
In the matter of the state against
John Russett, charged with operat
ing a money-paying slot machine, the
defendant by his attorney, Fred H.
Hathorn, entered a plea of guilty and
his punishment was fixed at a fine of
I $100 and costs.
For Rent-200 acres plo4 land near
I railroad station. J. F. Tilden, Park
City. kJ-13
Tells People of Outlook for Wesleyan
From Sunday's Daily.
The Reverend R. P. Smith, chancel
lor of the Montana Wesleyan Univer
sity, delivered an address at the
Methodist Episcopal church in ,'his
city, Friday evening.
This institution is one of the oldest
and best known in the state, and in
arriving at its present high sta':e of
efficiency it has passed through many
difficulties. In his address last night
Chancellor Smith said that it is now
prac'ically free from debt and opened
the present school year with more
than double its usutl numlber of stu
dents. During the period of its exist
ence it has graduated ahbout 700 stu
dents. At one time five of the county
superintendents of ,putblic instruction
throughout the state. were of its
alumni. Extensive repairs have been
made on the buildings quite recently,
he said, and the large increase of
s'udents this year has necessitated
the purchase of another building to
be used as a boys' dormitory. The
Methodist church has recommitted it
self to the care or the school and has
appropriated larger funds to carry
on the work than ever before. At the
last annual conference the Reverend
Smith was called from the pastorate
of St. Paul's church, Helena, and
made chancellor of the university.
Yellowstone County Shared in Awards
Made at Portland.
From Sunday's Daily.
Reports from the Portland exposi
tion indicate that Montana came in
for its share of medals in the awards
made for meritorious displays at the
Lewis and Clarke exposition
The reports also indicate that Yel
lowstone county captured quite as
many of ',he coveted prizes as did any
in the state, and in some departments
even more. A letter from Mrs. Mar
guerite 2I. Strang o ft-his city, n ho has
had charge of the Montana education
al exhibit for the pas,' month or more,
was received by this ,paper yesterday.
Mrs. Strang writes:
"We received our awards in the
Montane educational exhibit yester
day, and Yellowstone county secured
two medals, Billings schools a silver
and Columbus a bronze. Only two
gold medals were awarded in the en
,tire state. One was to the state of
Montana in its collective educational
exhibit and one to Butte on the ex
hibit of its city schools. In the ,Mon
tana agricultural exhibit there were
awarded 62 gold medals, 13 silver
and two .bronze medals."
Of the medals ,given in the agricul
tural exhibit from this state five came
to Yellowstone county. The county
secured a gold medal on its exhibition
of grains and grasses in the sheaf,
S. Holmesland secured two on exhibit
of agricultural .products, C. Van Wag
enen one and Charles King one.
Northern Pacific Freight Cars Burned
by Explosion of Gasoline.
[By Associated: Press]
Fergus Falls, Minn., Oct. 14.-A
Northern Pacific car, loaded with gas
oline and kerosene, caught fire from
a lantern that had been set inside by
an employe while taking out one of
the barrels. He narrowly escaped
being caught in the flames. The brake
man ran to ,.he engine cab and hurried
the train through town and out into
the country, the gasoline barrels ex
ploding as it sped along and making
a brilliant. illumination.
Three cars were burned before it
was considered safe enough to detach
them.. The *~racks were cleared early
this morning.
Oregon Congressman Punished for
Complicity in Land Frauds.
[By Associated Press]
IPortland, Oct 14.-Congressman
John Newton Williamson, convicted of
conspiracy to defraud the United
States government of its pulblic do
main, was sentenced today to 10
mon'ths' imprisonment.
Californian to Succeed Fifer on Inter
state Commission.
[By Associated 'Press]
Washington, Oct. 13.-Having ac
cepted the resignation of former Gov
ernor Fifer. of Illinois as a member
of the interstate commerce commis
sion, the president has let it be un
derstood that he expects to appoint
as' his successor a man from the Pa
cific coast.
While no definite decision as yet
has been reported regarding the ap
pointment, it Is known that Franklin
K. Lane of San Francisco is under se
rious consideration for the place. Mr.
Lane is a well known lawyer and was
one time democratic candidate for
governor of California and later for
the mayoralty of San Francisco.
Gazette's Special Correspondent Fur
nishes Minutes, Accompanied to
by a Modest Request.
Editor Billings Gazette: I see it ir
stated in your paper that the secre- o
tary of the townsite company is act
ing as mayor of this city and has or
dered the houses numbered, etc. Any
body ought to know that that gentle
man could not be elected judge, let
alone mayor, of an up-to-date town. C
Since, however, many people seem 1
to have read and have believed the f
item, I will ask you to print the sub- t
joined copy of the minutes of the c
council, furnished me by the courtesy c
of our city clerk, and oblige, yours r
for good government, CITIZEN. c
Minutes oif council meeting of the I
city of Bear Creek, held the 1st day
of October, 1905:
An extraordinary meeting of the un- 1
common council of Bear Creek was
held on October 1 at the intersection
of First and Main streets, the city hall
not being completed. The meeting was
called to order by Alderman Ryan, it
being his turn to preside.
Alderman Burrows introduced anw or
dinance for the numbering of houses,
which provided for the houses being
numbered consecutively from east to
west on the avenues, and south to
north on the streets, and 100 numbers
being allotted to each block.
s Alderman Verituff said that "street
numbering was a good thing, so that
a man could know where he was at,"
but thought that the ordinance should
be amended and the houses be num
e bered backward, "so that a man could
r- find his way home; any man knows
d where he is at when he leaves home,"
r he said.
o Alderman Hiltop, in a long spech,
1- said that the amendment was useless
)f as far as Alderman Verituff's constit
Ll uents were concerned, as there were
. no stret lights; and as for the people
a. of his own ward, they always went
-e home sober and by daylight. He there
)r fore moved the immediate passage of
the ordinance as read, and Alderman
1- Verituff, having fallen asleep, the or
e dinance was passed without a dissent
ing vote.
Alderman Graff moved that the clerk
be instructed to see that each house
' be numbered as soon as completed in
six-inch gilt figures and that, none but
union sign painters be employed in
Alderman Hiltop called attention to
the fact that Alderman turan s pan -
ner, Alderman Job Lotski, was the
only union sign painter in town, and
that, as under the municipal code, no
alderman could have an interest in
city work, the motion would nullify
the ordinance or necessitate the em
ployment of foreign labor. Alderman
Verituff said Alderman Hiltop's ob
jection was "rot," and for his part he
was opposed to foreign labor. Alder
man Lotski said that was an insult to
himself and Alderman Ryan. Alder
man Vertiuff said that by "foreign la
bor" he meant Red Lodge; that he
had nothing against foreigners; he
was an Irishman himself by "consent."
Alderman Ryan said it was not by
consent of the Irish. Alderman Graff
moved that the board retire to the
alley for a five-minute executive sse
On reassembling, Alderman Graff's
motion was adopted, after the clerk
had explained thalt the provisions of
the code did not apply, the city hav
ing been incorporated under a special
charter from the Eagles. Alderman
Hiltop gave notice that at the next
meeting to be held, October 15, he
would introduce an ordinance provid
ing for creatig and filling the office
of mayor.
Alderman Verituff said he saw no
use for a mayor and was in favor of
laying him on the table. Alderman
Burrows said he had been in corre
spondence with several cities on the
subject, and expected to be able to
present some valuable information at
the next meeting, and, on motion, the
meeting adjourned with the usual cere
P. S. (Confidential)-I shall be glad
to furnish you with the minutes of the
council meetings from time to time
and act as your correspondent. Can
you not, in return for my services,
furnish me with a pass some time this
fall to New York, or at least from
Billings to Red Lodge and return.
Also please let me know what per
centage you would allow me if I should
I get you the city printing, as I am a
member of the Citizens' Reform
*league and have a stand-in with the
Icouncil. Yours as before.
(First Publication Oct. 13, 1905.-6)
Department of the Interior, Land
Office at Bozeman, Montana, Sept. 22,
1905.-Notice is hereby givcn that the
following-named settler has filed no
itice of her intention to make final
proof in support of his claimn, and that
said proof will be made before -red H.
Foster, clerk of court, in his office at
Billings; Montana, on November 20,
1905, viz.
widow of George W. Ash, deceased, on
H. E. No. 5898 for the SW'l/4 NW1,
NW/4 SW/4 antd S/2 SW┬╝, Sec. 26,
Tp. 2 S., R. 25 E., M. P. M.
She names the following witnesses
to prove her continuous, residence
upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
Andrew J. Wilkinson, of Billings,
'Montana; August H. Barth, of Bill
ings, Montana; Samuel Garvin, of Bill
ings, Montana; Arthur C. Tomipkins,
of Billings, Montana.
M. R. WILSON, Register.
(First Publication Oct. 13, 1905.-6)
,Department of the Interior, Land
Office at Bozeman, Montana, Oct, 7,
1905.-Notice is hereby given that the
following-named settler has filed no
tice of his intention to make final
commutation proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be
made before Geo. H. Simpson, U. 8.
commissioner in his office at Collm
bus, Montana, on November 18, 1905,
H. E. No. 548/, for the ESW/4, W'/z
SE1a, Sec. 10, Tp. 1 I., R. 20E.,M. P. M.
H e names the following witnesses
to prove his continuous residence
upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
tHenry H. Fleming, of Columbus, Mont
ana; Geo. E. Slough, of Columbus,
Montana; Leonhard Luther, of Bus
teed, Montana; John Luther, of Buus
teed, Montana.
M. R. WILSON, Register.
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F0irst National Bank3 Block,
Billings, Mont.
0C)E Attorney-at-Law.
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1 0 Billings, Mont.
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o Physicians and Surgeons
n Belknap Block, Billings, Mont.
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e0 Homeopathic Physician and
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