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MEETINGS DATES OF INSTITUTES ANNOUNC. ED BY F. B. LINFIELD, STATE SECRETARY. HEREI N DECEMBER Professor Linfleld Is Highly Gratified With the Success of the Work Last Year-A New District Is Formed in the State. From Thursday's Daily. Professor F. B. Linfleld, secretary of the board of administration of the Montana Farmers' institutes, has is sued bulletin No. 3, whieh contains the announcements of the dates and place of institutes for the winter of 1905-6. In the bulleun's preface Secretary Linfield says: "It is gratifying to no tice the increasing interest in the work of the Farmers' institutes during the past year. The increased demand for meetings makes it necessary to divide District No. 1 into two parts, making Districts No. 1 and 6. The of ficers of the local farmers' institute and the local representatives of the board rendered very efficient service during the past year in making the meetings a success. These meetings may be made of very great education al hnd practical value to the people of the districts visited, provided all will attend and take part. Those se lected to address the meetings are per sons of experience and training. Up on the success and prosperity of the farming population depends in a very large measure the growth and prosper ity of the town. The people of the towns owe it to themselves to help make these meetings as successful as possible." Dates of institutes in this section of the state are announced as follows: Livingston, December 4; Clyde Park, December 5; Big Timber, December 7; Columbus, December 8; Park City, December 9; Billings, two days, De cember 11 and 12; Bridger, December 13; Red Lodge, two days, Decemobr 14 and 15. The speakers for this district, which embraces the counties of Park, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone, Ca'rbon, Rosebud, Custer and Dawson, will be Professor N. K. Chestnut of the state Agricultural college, Boze man; Fred Whiteside of Kalispell; W. W. Wylie of Bozeman and Doctor S. W. McClure of Helena. Professor Chestnut's subjects will be: Foods and Food Control. The Loco Disease of Sheep. Poisoning by Death Camas. Agricultural Industries of the West ern Indians. Sanitation Against Typhoid Fever. The Stock Poisoning Plants of Mon tana. Nitrogen Fertilizers. Beets and Beet Sugar. Doctor S. W. McClure has bee as signed the following: The Work of the Bureau of Animal Industry, United States Department of Agriculture. Some Common Diseases of Livestock. Fred Whiteside will speak from the subjects: The Orcuard as Auxiliary of the Farm. Waste Products of the Farm and How to Same Them. Ethics of the Farm. Common Sense Farming. An Ethical Address. W. W. Wylie's subjects will be: Al falfa Growing. The Clover Crop. Sum mer Falldwing and Grain Raising. Farming and Farm Life. Messrs. W. O. Parker and I. D. O'Donnell of this city will also deliver addresses in other districts of the state. Mr. Parker will talk on Dairy ing, Thorough Cultivation Essential in Growing Crops; Diversified Farm ing. Mr. O'Donnell will address the people of several sections of the state on Growing and Feeding Alfalfa, Al falfa and Its Possibilities and Irriga tion. The local representatives of the state institute uoard in this county are C. H. Hawkins and A. J. Bryant of Co lumbus; D. A. Benedict and W. D. Story of Park City; I. D. O'Donnell, Billings. FARMLgANS * ~b, Delay 0 ' r4t Rates S,,. '?AN &, TUJST 0 0 UCi1PANY, *o~a@00 0c 0 UNDERTAKE ON APPEAL. Notice and Bond Filed in the McCor mick-Sparr Case. Yesterday, in the office of the clerk of the district court, notice and bond in appeal were filed in the case of the Donovan-McCormick company against C. W. STarr. A bond signed by Paul Mc Cormick and T. C. Power, guaranteeing , the payment of the costs, in the sum of $300, and another bond for $11,000, given to keep in force an attachment against the defendant, was filed. It is stated that when the suit was instituted the plaintiff company attached the interest or stock held by defendant in the com pany, and in order to keep alive this attachment, during the course of the case through the supreme court, the large bond is given. NOTES FROM LAUREL. News Items from the Lively West Side Suburb. Laurel, Montana, October 24, 1905. Joel Hallowell has sold his ranch to W.-L. Allard and moved to Billings. Miss Winifred Gerard spent Sunday in Billings. C. R. Buchanan and wife spent Sun day with Mrs. Buchanan's parents in Billings, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Broat. Mrs. Jas. Phillips, who has been quite ill the past two weeks is im proving. H. T. White and John Rhewald of Park City were in Laurel on business Saturday. W. R. Westbrook is shipping hay, oats and potatoes these days, at the rate of 0 to 8 cars per week. Thos. Hunt of Billings has leased the Westbrook ranch at Fair View. Mr. Hunt has rented his property in Bil lings and expects to move on the ranch in a few days. Miss Victoria Warren, who has been visiting her aunt in Butte the past two months, returned Sunday morning on the Burlington. Mrs. Kimmel Unger and son of Red Lodge, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Hohman. Miss Laura Moots, who has been taking a course of training in one of the best hospitals in Philadelphia, Pa., the past year, is expected home this week. The attendance at the Royal Neigh bors dance last Friday night was very small due to unpleasant weather. How ever those who were present reported the usual good time which is always .assured at those occasions. Elmer Yarbrough, from Alliance, Neb., arrived last Friday and has ac cepted a position at Westbrook's store. W. L. Allard returned from Billings a few days ago with about 350 head of cattle, which he expects to feed on his ranch the coming winter. Miss Vergal Yarbrough, of Spring field, Mo., is visiting her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Yarbrough. Our ranchers were partially frozen 1 up last week and have awakened to e the fact that it's time to dig potatoes, I and for this reason men who want a f few days work are accommodated. A. E. Owen of Livingston spent a few days with old friends in town and on Clark's Fork, his old home. Mr. Owen says he can plainly see that the prospects for our valley, and especial ly for the town of Laurel, are -very flat tering. In fact he says that's all he could hear west and admits that see-£ ing is believing. What used to be the little town, is in a fair way now to c exceed anything in the west in theI way of a suburban town. I DIED IN THE HAWAII T S From Wednesday's Daily. There was filed in the office of the clerk of the district court yesterday afternoon, the petition of W. F. Sylves ter, public administrator, asking the court to grant him letters testamen tary upon the state of Johnson Nick eus, deceased. The petition alleges that Nickeus died at Honolulu, in the Hawaiian is lands, December 5, 1901, and that he left an estate in Yellowstone county composed of real estate, which is de scriJbed as follows: Lots 13 to 18, in clusive, and lot 23 in block 64; lots 14 to 18, inclusive, block 87; lots num ber 4 to 9, inclusive, in block 134; lots 3 to 10, inclusive, in block 161; lots one to 12, inclusive, in block 180, all of the value of $1,200. It is al leged that the decedent left a will in which he named his widow, Fannie B. Nickeus, and his two married daughters, as the executrixes thereof. Being non-residents of the state of Montana the said executrixes waive their right to administer upon that portion of the estate, lying in this county, and join in the request that the public administrator shall oe granttl letters. The petition will be heard before the clerk of the court on the 30th inst. W. M. Johnston ap pears as the attorney for Mr. Sylves ter. Mrs. Nickeus was in the city yester day and secured the services of Mr. Sylvester to help her to settle the estate. NO DANGER OF DECLINE CONTINUED HIGH PRICES FOR WOOL ALMOST AN ABSO LUTE CERTAINTY. BULLISH FEELING Foreign Markets All Over Indicative of Greater Advances-Week's End Shows More Active Demand for All Lines and Mills Seeking New Sup plies-Contracting in West Renewed - In view of the fact that advices from Buenos Aires, Melbouine and Adelaide indicate advancing markets at those places, the possibility of any decline in prices on the Boston mar ket is practically eliminated. While the wools at hand show no quotable advance,. yet they are insured against decline, says the Boston Commercial Bulletin. There is nothing in the pro duction of raw material, the consump tion, the monetary or the general com mercial situation to warrant any bear ish attitude. Under the present con ditions, it is held by most merchants that the only contingency which would be likely to affect the wool markets would be the serious contemplation of a tariff revision. They generally say that if the holders are patient they will get their prices. More Active Demand. A more active demand than last week is generally reported. There is a distinctly noticeable improvement in the woolen mills' position. Their rep resentatives have quite thorough can vassed the market, and moderately substantial sales have followed. Their buying, as well as that of the dress goods mills, has been the feature of the week. To their acounts has been transferred a large line of scoured ter ritory wools, variously estimated at from 2,000 to 10,000 bags. The top fig ure is considered excessive, as 10,000 bags would represent 1,000,000 pounds of scoured wool, or, allowing a two thirds shrinkage, 3,000,000 pounds of grease wool. Some dealers claim that 5,000 bags would be nearer right, but regardless of the actual amount con cerned, it is conceded by all that there has been a large movement in these wools. - Woolen mills, both large and small, have been operating, but the worsted buyers have only been sizing up con ditions. They have done but little buying, as they have generous stocks from which to draw. Buyers from New England and elsewhere have been around, in most cases making their presence felt by their demands for wool. Halfbloods Cornered. There is an unusually strong call for halfbloods, but it is impossible to satisfactorily meet it. The price is high, as holders have practically a corner on that grade. This corner can be maintained until owners force the price to a point at which consumers will feel obliged to turn to Australian 56s, the nearest rival of half-blood do mestic wools. Stocks of one-half and three-eighths grades are so light that, as one of the larger dealers says, "A strong demand would clean them up in 30 days." With a few exceptions there are no large lines of territory wools on the market. One lot of Wyoming in origi nal bags, amounting to 1,500,000 pounds, is held, however, by a leading Summer street operator. Montana wools are rapidly disappearing, some dealers being already cleaned out. Worsted mills have taken some in the original bags at 27@ 29%c. California, Texas and Nevada wools are in a lit tle better demand, but no call for Ore gons is reported. A fair business in three-eights and half-blood fleeces has been done, and delaine has also had a movement, in contrast to its quiet position last week. Pulled wools have experienced but a slight variation this week, some of staple A's and B's having been sold ocasionally. The demand for Australian wools has not been marked, although a few lines of fine are reported to have been transferred. There has been, so it is said, a small demand for three-eighths Argentine wool, but none is to be had. Otherwise South American wools on this market excite no interest. Contracting is Renewed. Although it had been reported that contracting for the 1906 clip had been stopped, it is learned from a reliable source that, while that statement was true at the time made, more contract ing has been done since then. This, however, has been conaned to Idaho and Utah, but the amounts bought up have only been small ones. A telegram received' Thursday morn ing from Salt Lake, Utah, says that a "heavy snowstorm is in progress, and contracting has consequently been stopped." In that state the growers are talking as nigh as 25c, and in Ida ho their demands reach 22@23c. The owner of a large and wel known clip recently refused an offer of 26c for his wool. If the growers would be willing to contract their clips at about 18c in Utah and 17 to 18c in Idaho, eastern buyers would talk business, and in all probability would readily contract 10,000,000 pounds. One oper ator in territory wools estimates that between the mills and wool merchants not more than 10,000,000 pounds of the 1906 clip have been so far contracted. The wool growers in the west look for a banner year in 1906 and, conse quently, feel that they can do material ly better, from a money standpoint, by holding their wools rather than trans ferring them to eastern dealers at I; rices which the latter are now willing to pay. The attitude of those growers who think that there is no limit to possibilities in prices is counterbal anced by the 'contention ot more con servative sheepmen, that further ad vances would put prices on a basis with Australian wools landed here, and would therefore bring them into active competition with territory wools. A few lines of fall wools at Red Bluff, Cal., have been recently sold to San Francisco houses at extreme prices, but the high plane on which owners are holding their wool is pro hibitive to general buying. Texas growers are also too high on prices, and buyers refuse to operate. In New Mexico growers are asking up to 21c for their fall wools, or 4 to 5c more than they would bring here. The annual October conflicting re ports about the South American mar kets have appeared, and the latest quo tations have been of such a nature as would, if true, at least restrict busi ness with the Argentine. Some of the leading merchants have already made purchases at considerably less than the alleged quotations which ran the gauntlet of the "Street" a few days ago. The Mills. 'l1 e woolen mills are receiving more orders, due in a great measure to the inability of the worsted mills to keep up with the demand for cloth. The yarn mills are doing a very satisfac tory business, and are, in fact, rushed to their full capacity. Dress goods t mills are showing more activity. It is claimed by worsted manufacturers that they will not be able to handle any duplicate orders, as they cannot attend to their original ousiness. Con sequently, the woolen goods people expect that reorders will, to a great extent, be turned over to them. Foreign Markets. The wool trade on all continental markets has been very satisfactory during the past week. .Crossbreds are still in great favor, but the demand for merinos is increasing and large sales of fine Argentine and Australian tops are reported. The Melbourne sales opened last Tuesday, acording to one cable, "5 per cent general advance over the av erage prices of last year. Wools are in good condition, light and sound." Selections are poor as yet. Another cable states that "Fine greasy me rinos, and fine greasy crossbreds, are 5 per cent higher than the average rate of last year. Other descriptions are about equal to last year's average prices. The wools are in better condi tion, rather more greasy, but less bur ry and free from seeds and other vegetable defects." Other advices say that good 64s-70s are on a basis of about 76@78c, and 70s-80s, 85@87c landed here. In another cable 64s are quoted at 80c here. The offerings now being shown at Melbourne are not of interest to Americans, and consequent ly there wil be nothing doing until about the first of next month, when selections are expected to be suitable for American purchases. However, it is understood that the European buyers are not keeping quiet, as a re port is at hand stating taat they have already bought from 40,000 to 50,000 more bales so far this season than they did in the same time last year. Adelaide is still quoted strong, 66s being on an American basis of 86c. These offerings are, however, more suitable for English and continental mills than for those in tnis country. French buyers in particular have been actively operating at Sydney, and prices are from 5 to 73/ per cent above those of last year, making a bas is of 81 to 83c landed here. Local dealers claim that the liveliest demand from American buyers will be for New Zealand wools, which com pete closer than any others with South American crossbreds and prices are therefore expected to be stimulated. The South American situation, as far as positive information is concern ed, is practically in a state of chaos. All kinds of reports, as usual at this time, are heard. One cable aquotes, "high-quarters at 144d; low-quarters, 13Md, and braid, 13%d." Another one reads, "braid looa, and quarters, 13%d." Still other advices state that 13%d@ 14d is the asking price for quarters 1 that last year went at about 10d. Ad vances of 11/2c are reported by some, while others claim it is as high as 3c. A cable received Thursday morning states that "crossbreds are up about 15 per cent over last year, and some even more." However, in the face of all these conflicting reports, it is quite probable that extreme prices have been paid in Buenos Aires for 10 to 50 bale lots. The European buyers do not stop to consider a few dollars, but buy a small number of bales and at once ship them home to their mills, to have them test ed, so that they may know on what price basis they can profitably pur chase. It makes considerable differ ence whether the wools shrink 35 or 40 per cent. But this buying is not what is called the legitimate purchas ing, and the prices are no criterion to go by. The aspect of the situation is more than apt to be changed when offerings are in large supply. The wools, how ever, continue to arrive but slowly, and whether this is due to the railroad strike said to be going on there, or other causes, is unknown. It is doubtful if American merchants or manufacturers would buy at 141%d or 40c landed here, which one cable quoted. Some American buying has been done at, it is understood, not more than 121/2d, or 36c landed, for the better crossbreds, as compared with 144d quoted. However, the Europeans will set the peace in values, as the American pur chases have not exceeded in recent years 8 per cent of the entire clip. American buyers only took 35,856 bales out of about 440,000, last year. Consequently as their trade is so un important to the South American growers, prices will be on the basis that the European and continental buyers make. Xerritory Wools. A very fair business has been done both in grease and scoured wools. The latter in particular have mnoved well. Three-eighths and half-bloods have been quite freely purchased by the woolen and dress goods mills. Ne vada wool met with considerable call, and about a half million pounds of fine medium went at 221@23/c, or about 70c clean. Fine has sold in a smaller way at 73@-75c. Montana wools have been transferred in original bags in small lots at 27@29/c. Utah half-blood sold to the extent of about 15,000 pounds at 25c. One firm has a line of 1,500,000 pounds of Wyoming for sale, but generally speaking, all lines of territory wools are well broken up. One sale of 1,500 bags of scoured wool at 70c is reported, as well as another of 200 bags of fine. This 70c basis probably refers to New Mexico and Colorado wools as territory Wools are 10 to 12c higher. Receipts and Shipments. Boston's receipts of wool for the week ending October 19, inclusive, ag gregated 3,001,858 pounds, of which 2,130,079 pounds were domestic and 1,871,779 pounds foreign. For the cor responding week last year the receipts consisted of 2,084,548 pounds domes tic and 2,895,120 foreign. Total, 4, 980,268 pounds. To October 19, in clusive, the year's receipts were 154, 155,960 pounds domestic and 136,090, 354 pounds foreign, making a total of 290,246,314 pounds. For the corres ponding period in 1904 the receipts were 276,658,697 pounds, of which 185, 502,542 pounds were domestic and 91, 156,155 pounds foreign. For the week ending October 19 the shipments totaled 4,793,908 pounds, as against 4,206,336 pounds for the corresponding week last year. Since December 29, 1904, the shipments have aggregated 196,688,364 pounds, while for the corresponding period in 1904 they were 186,394,543 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments to date, 1905, 93,557,950 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments to date, 1904, 90,264,154 pounds. SAYS HE'5 A BUTTER-IN Colored Man Fined for Disturbing Peace of His Brothers.-"Bos cow" Shook for Drinks Refused to Pay. There's a colored man in this town whom the members of his own race declare to be a butter-in without li cense. His name is Elmer Wynne and he is known among his associates as "Bos cow." "Boscow" is said to watch his chance when any of his color happens to feel liberal and never fails of an op* portunity to bosom up to the bar when someone else is setting 'em up, "Bos cow" never waits for the formality of an invitation but gently glides up to the bar when one of his freinds comes in for his "mawnin's mawnin' " and whispers "straight Boabon, dahi. the air of a Chesterfield. In I quence of his penchant for free d he .has fallen into disrepute the colored circle that makes its h quarters at the Keystone saloons the south side. Mr. Scott is the proprietor of place and the other evening "Bosco dropped in and made a show as if was possessed of a little of the of the rea!m. He asked Scott to shl the dice with him for the drinks Scott acquiesced. "Boscow" lost after he had safely stowed the li. under his belt he neglected, failed refused to put up the price. Scott to him to pay or get out and he told to go where the climate is much w er than it ever was in Montana. I said he would make a rough house it if Scott tried to put him out and emphasize his remarks he picked u a glass and threw it at the boss. went after my long pole that I k undeh the bah just about then," sal Scott "and he flew out the doah." Sc. told the judge that "Boscow" was chronic peace disturber and he want him sent up for all the law would al low. In police court yesterday morni ing Judge Carwile imposed a fine $25 upon the man of free drinks which he was unable to liquidate, MORE MONTANA LAND WITHDRAW. Washington, Oct. 24.-The secretary of the interior has withdrawn from ent try 25,000 acres of land in the Mile$ City, Montana, land district o1 account of the Ekalaka Irrigatio project. Professional Cards F. H. HATHHORN, Attorney-at-Law. First National Bank Block, S Billings, Mont 00000@0 @ @@@@@, S, H. C. CRIPPEN, Attorney-at-Law. Rooms 7 and 8, Gruwell Block, * S Billings. Mont. @0@@@0 0 ·0@@@ * HENRY A. FRITH, * * Attorney-at-Law. 3 Erswt National Bank Block, * Billings, Mont * J. B. HERFORD, * Lawyer. SOffee. Room 10, Belknap Balock, g aBauslss. oMntana. @@@@@ @000@0000@ * WM. GALLAGHER, * Attorney-at-Law. * Office, First Nat'l. Bank Bldg. - Billings, Mont. J. H. JOHNSTON. Attorney-at-Law . Belknap Block, Billings, Mont. '.'@@@@'O@ @O OOO@9@@ ,: * A. FRASER, 0 Justice of the Peace, * Notary Public, SU. S. Commissioner. 0 First National Bank Block, i 0 Billings, Mont. 0 H. E. Armstrong. C. F. Watkins a 0 ARMSTRONG & WATKINS 0 Physicians and Surgeons SBelknap Block, Billings, Mont. DR. E. G. GERHART, * Homeopathic Physician and O, Surgeon, 0 Room 23, Belknap Block, - Billings. Mont. Office Hours-9 to 12 a. m. to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8:30 p.m. HENRY GERHARL, SCivil Engineer and Surveyor S rrigation a SoioftaIty SCity haloNar Ofce City Ra1U, lliigs, L*;**"