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TO NEEDY CHARITY BOARD OF BILLINGS DOES CREDITABLE WORK. HOW YOU CAN AID Organization of This Important Social Factor and the Officers Who Will Receive Contributions for Distribu tion Among Needy. Although the fact may not be gen erally known, there is in Billings at t the present time a regularly organized .charity board and this society has t been in operation since March 14, 1905. Since its organization at that time, the board has been attempting to deal in a systematic way with needy cases, endeavoring to provide work for those who could not find it and also food and clothing for those who had none. It was not intended that such an organi 2ation should usurp the place of the county commissioners, or should act contrary to their decisions, but it pro posed to act in conjunction with them and to aid in any possible way in the solving of the "poor" problem. This board grew out of the Mini sterial Union and Women's club. Un known to each other, these two or ganizations began to plan for the work at about the same time. The association of protestant mini sters of the city had formulated plans for work along this line and the Wo man's club added a philanthropic de partment to their work. But the lat ter, hearing of the other organization, kindly consented to act as an auxiliary to it and so sent their representative to work with the board. So that the board, as now organized, consists of eight regular members. At various times during these past months, meetings have been held. Var ious cases have come up for considera tion and after investigation, have been aided as deemed advisable. Some in dividuals have been directed to places of employment. Several have been aided with provisions, medicine, lodg ing, railroad fare, clothing (first and second hand), rents and sundries of various sorts, and though the sums given were not large in any case (for the exchequer could not stand it), yet there are many who are thankful for the existence of such a board, and there are many more who may be made thankful, if the citizens will re spond to the work and disburse their charities through it. Money, good second hand clothing, names of places of employment will be welcomed by the board. Its regular meetings are lhei on the first and third Mondays of each month in the basement of the sh library at 2 p. m. The personnel of the board for this year is as follows: From the Woman's club-Mrs. Ger ald Panton. Bi From the African M. E. Church Louis Summerville. From the Baptist Church-The Rev erend Willard Fuller and Mrs. W. O. cc Parker, honorary member. pl From the Christian Church Profes- F sor C. S. Brother. fc From the Congregational Church- hi Mrs. George Gordon. hi From the Episcopal Church-Not bi yet appointed. ir From the Methodist Church-The Reverend C. E. Miller. d From the Presbyterian Church- % The Reverend B. Z. McCollough. b On next Sabbath morning a sermon h appropriate to this work, is to be l preached by each member of the Mini- I sterial union, after which an offering I will be made for the work. The of fering of the Union Thanksgiving ser vices will also be turned into this fund. All other offerings or queries can be made to any one of the mem bers, or to the officers themselves, I who are the Reverend C. E. Miller, President, and the Reverend B. Z. McCollough secretary and treasurer. Close Game of Tenpins. From Thursday's Daily. A bowling match was pulled off at the local alleys last night between two city teams. The score was as fol lows: Tschudy ........158 174 144 Babcock ........154 211 205 Luddy ...........178 150 173 Total .........490 535 522-1547 Sherman ........181 192 169 Salsbury ........140 173 204 Powers ..........140 178 152 Total .......47...7 510 526-1512 ,~~-L. . or·--~·- _ .ir·_ _I o , ..... SI" PROBABLE CACHE. Believed Scott's "Mine" Consists of Stolen Treasure. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 21.-William Scott, alias "Scotty," the so-called Death valley millionaire, whose light ning trip across the continent furnish ed a sensation, is believed by Maurice I. Krakow, a well known broker who has just returned from Death valley, to have found actual coin of the realm and not a mine. Pinkerton detectives, says Krakow, are trying to ascertain where "Scotty's" famous mine is lo cated or whether he has a mine at all. "There is a feeling among "Scotty's" friends and neighbors in Death valley," said Mr. Karkow, "that the so-called mine is a myth and that the pictures que king of Death valley has stumbled upon a cache made by some band of outlaws in the hills near Bull Frog. In support of this theory, denizens of that. section cite the fact that "Scotty" has never produced a single piece of ore from his mine,,and, furthermore, that the filthy lucre he is always load ed down with is gold coin of the kind that passes current as good money. Most of the gold in that country is in the form of dust or lumps, but "Scotty" never fails to blow in from his mine with several bags filled with gold coins, generally of the eagle de nomination. Twenty-five years ago there was a big hold-up in that part of the country and the bandits got away with $750,000, all in gold coins. The men-there were two of them were "tracked into the hills in the vicinity of Death valley, and later two skeletons were found that were sup posed to be those of the bandits, but the money was never recovered. The supposition is that "Scotty" found this money, which belonged to the Wells Fargo Express company." CAUGHT MANY SUCKERS E Stock Broker Arrested at Chicago for e Fraudulently Using the Mails. Chicago, Nov. 21.-Stock brokers and owners of unlisted stocks in all parts of the United States are said to have been swindled out of thousands of dollars by a scheme alleged to have 1 been perpetrated by R. Levy, a stock broker with offices in the Madinah Temple. Levy was arrested tonight on a warrant charging him with using the mails to defraud. The scheme of the alleged swindler was to solicit shares of stock from brokers or any one owning unlisted shares with the request that the stock be sent to the Garfield National bank, Chicago. This bank, it is said, has not been in operation for some time. After the stock had been secured, the police declare, it was sold for a small amount, as low at times as a cent a share. So much stock was sold at times that even at this small price thousands of dollars were realized by Levy in a short time. After sending the stock to Levy to dispose of the owners of the shares, the police say, never heard from him again. Levy dealt principally in mining shares and his principal offices were in the west. DEED OF COWARD. Brutal Attempt to Murder Helpless Man Ends in Suicide. Philadelphia, Nov. 21.-:-Lying on a i. couch at his home in West Philadel phia, helpless from paralysis, David F. Rowe, an elderly man, was shot four times today by Caspar Cooper, - his son-in-law, who then fled from the house and killed himself by sending a t bullet through his head. The father in-law's wounds are serious. Cooper had been married to Rowe's t daughter about three years, but the D wife left him about eight months ago because of ill treatment. Today the husband returned to his father-in law's house and asked to see his wife. Rowe said she was out earning her living. A quarrel followed which end ed by Cooper shooting Rowe. HITCHCOCK-SIMS. Washington, Nov. 212.-With the president and Mrs. Roosevelt, Vice President and Mrs. Fairbanks, the am bassadors from Great Britain, France, Russia and Brazil and the members of the cabinet as witnesses, Miss Anne Hitchcock, daughter of Secretary Hitchcock, and Lieutenant Comman der Wm. S. Sims, U. S. N., were mar ried at noon today at St. John's church. RIOTOUS SAILORS. [By Associated Press] Syzran, Russia, Nov. 21.-Disorders broke out here today among sailors, who were returning from the far east. Troops were hastily sent to guard the naval station to prevent pillaging. Wanted. Cattle to winter. Address THEO. 2 F. ARCHER, Musselshell, Moet. 584 NO CHANGE IN MARKET a BOSTON REPORTS GENEROUSI MOVEMENT OF WOOL WITH A PRICES WELL MAINTAINED. d d STAPLES STRONG s Stocks Decidedly Low With Choicer Wools Practically All Bought Up- t Mills Active Buyers-Contracting at t Standstill Because of Extreme Fig- 3 ures Demanded by Growers. t Merchants' opinions as to the activ- A ity during the past week vary consid- e erably. Some of them have had a v quiet trade, while other report a gen- h erous aggregate of sales. But, gen erally speaking, the market has been far from quiet. Those dealers who had offerings have experienced no dif- t ficulty in disposing of lines at current a prices. One week, a house might have t a satisfactory business while the fol- t lowing week it would drop off mater- t ially, says the Boston Commercial Bul letin. Thus, buying has been, to a great extent, in spots, and while one dealer might be kept busy, another would not be. Consequently, reports from the different wool merchants are I colored by their own personal ideas. t However, it seems to be the consensus of opinion that transactions have been substantial, one large dealer estimat ing the volume at 5,000,000 to 6,000, 000 pounds. The impression among the trade is that available wools have been moving extremely well, and probably better than reported. The presence of both large and small worsted and woolen mills on the market indicates interest at least. Further, it is learned that the Wanskuck mill has bought a fair sized line of Ohio fleeces and fine Mon tivedeos. The Pacific mills have also bought a substantial line of Ohio fine delaine. These mills have been quite active during the week. Some two or three representatives from Philadel phia have likewise been looking around and buying. Outside of the purchases made by the large mills, the smaller ones have been picking up dif I ferent lots of wool here and there. Staple wools are as strong as at any time during the past few months, and any price concessions on other wools are either caused by the holding of wools at fictitious values, with the in 1 evitable setting to a proper level, or the desire of dealers to "clean up" as the end of the year draws near. The +- -(e nrrm .,nmlno· han marrhnnta ime ie s UW uuunmu wucuu awammonwo a prepare for the closing of their books, p and those who have consigned ac- h counts would like to make as good a e showing as possible. Consequently, a in some instances, poorer lines might be let go at slight concessions. This, however, must not be taken as any in dication, whatever, of weakness. a Stocks Greatly Depleted. Stocks are greatly depleted, accord ing to general report. One of the larg est Summer street houses has not one seventh the amount of wool on hond that it had this time last year. The choicer wools have been practically all bought, and only broken lots are now being offered. With the inherent desire to trade, sellers naturally will have to seek the buyers. However, the consumption of wool, which is the greatest in the history of the country, and the enormous demand for yardage, will necessitate the further consump tion of millions of pounds of the raw material within the next few months. The activity which the woolen mills are showing is evidently the outcome of increasing orders for goods; and it is the general opinion that they will continue to receive more business as the utter inability of the worsted mills to furnish enough yardage becomes seriously manifest. Whether the wool en mills will be able to get orders for goods at prices consistent with the high raw material, or at such values as will necessitate the use of substitutes, is a topic of much interest to the wool trade. Three-eights grades of both domes f tic and foreign are scarce and conse e quently strong. The market is pyac y tically bare of half-bloods, but there is i- a fair supply of domestic and Argen tine bright quarters. Australian quar . ters are reported. to be absolutely gone from all American markets, but some low quarters are to be had. A buyer who recently wanted some three-eights Ohio was obliged to visit 8 four markets before he obtained 75, *, 000 pounds, for which he paid 35 cents. t. Fifty thousand pounds more were re e quired, but they were not to be found. Territory wools have sold moderate ly well in lots ranging up to 75,000 pounds. Stooks are, however, further ). diminished, and it is difficult to obtain 4 selections in any quantity. Montana and Wyoming wools gre in good de mand, and have moved actively at full prices. Soda Springs wools brought 27@28 cents. Clothing territory wools have not moved appreciably although some fine has changed hands at 70@72c and fine at 66@70c. At the present, there are some deals in medium wools pending, which, if consummated, will make a still further substantial hole in supplies A better business in scoured wools is told of, and while prices have come down to their selling level, no weak ness is noticeable, and no further re ductions are expected. One large hold er of scoured wools says that "they are firm and all grades are selling well, despite the recent bearish talk." Some California wools have been selling at full prices, but Texas wools have shown but little activity. A moderate line of staple Oregon was transferred at 24c and a few small transactions in Nos 2 and 3 Valley at 31@32c, and 29@30c, respectively, have been effected. All grades of Ohio unwashed fleeces have met with a fair call, with a par ticularly good demand for three-eights. A considerable amount of fine delaine, estimated at 400,000 to 500,000 pounds, was sold at 36%@37c. Pulled wools have been comparatively quiet. Contracting at Standstill. Contracting in the west is at a stand still, dealers not seeing their way clear to buy ahead at the extreme prices asked by growers. It is understood that Wyoming and Utah are well con tracted for next year, while prac tically all the "Triangle" district of Idaho is sold up. Growers around Casco, Wyo., have contracted to a great extent. Some say that two-thirds of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho are al ready contracted. Up to the present, little or nothing has been done in Mon tana, although some small clips are re ported to have been recently contrac ted at 21c. A small amount of new fall wool has been taken in California at 60@65c a clean. In Texas the fall clip is bringing g 21@22c, in some instances. None s has yet reached this market. The Ker- 9 ville sales open the first of next week, c with 500,000 to 600,000 pounds offering. 6 The result will tend to show what the I ultimate value of the Texas fall wools will be. The Mills. A better business is reported on the part of the woolen mills and this is evidently confirmed by their recent purchase of wool. The dress goods mills are having a satisfactory trade, but the lead is still maintained by the worsted people. The latter are so phenomenally busy that they are not only unable to make deliveries with in weeks of the agreed time, but in many cases they claim that it will be impossible to fill all their orders at any time. Philadelphia worsted spin ners are working to their full capacity, and four times their capacity wQuld r not be sufficient to handle the busi 3 ness. Some New York clothing manu facturers are dubious at the outlook, B and it is said that they may probably put in their orders at the first of the heavyweight season. The whole worst ed situation seems to augur well for activity in woolens before long. Foreign Markets. 91 Americans have not yet bought to 64 any material extent in Australian, but rE if prices should decline to a proper c level, it is quite probable that con- a' siderable wool would be bought in the 5, colonies, rather than at London. Con- N tinental buyers are very keen after si merinos, they being quoted strong and a with an upward tendency at Mel- t bourne. Only 300 bales were bought r' for American account at that market n during the week. Some 60,000 bales a were offered, and American operations were small. The continent as well as Eng- 7 land, have been on the alert since the P arrival of the first new wools, and l1 they have taken the bulk of the choice t wools, that is, those that are choice to F them. On should not think that the F American buyers are asleep, because 4 that would be doing them an injustice. On the contrary, they are wide awake and are only waiting for suitable op portunities. At the prices now ruling in the colonies, the Australian wools on the Boston market are cents cheaper. As an illustration we mention the recent case of a Boston merchant whose Australian representative bought 1,000 bales of 64s Australians at Melbourne at 84c, or 2c more than he would sell the same grade of wool now on this market for. One cable from Melbourne quotes 70 to 74s at 80c, landed clean; 64 to 70s, 76c; 56 to 58s, 72c; 50 to 56s, 68c; 46 to 50s, 65c. The New Zealand wool sales open December 14. One sale, however, was to take place at Wellington yesterday, but no advices have been received as t yet from there. It is reported that 1,000 bales were bought there ahead of the sales, at 36c for low quarters, 35c for Lincolus, and 389 for high quarters. These prices are about on a par with those of O Buenos Aires. r The second Geelong sale was slated a for yesterday, and offerings which a would be likely to excite American in Us terests, were to be put up. The sea son has been extended in order to give local buyers ample time to prop= erly examine the wools. The Ameri cans, however, do not need so much time to pick out what they want. The situation in Buenos Aires is be coming a little clearer, and wools are arrivfng more freely on the market, after delays from heavy rain. Prices declined a farthing last Tuesday, and 4,000 bales were immediately taken for the United States, at 38c for three eighths, 36c for quarters, and 34c for Lincolns. These quotations are on a net cash basis landed here, without counting loss of interest, etc. The fact that a reduction of a farthing started American buying shows plain ly that the breach between them and the South Americans, on prices, was small. Now that a trading point has been finally reached, substantial Amer ican operating would not be surpris ing to Boston dealers. A late cable received from Uruguay states that "the Montevideo clip is very back ward, and nothing suitable for the United States has yet been seen." Coarse crossbreds have gone off 5 per cent at London. Americans were active on crossbreds at the Sheep skins sales, putting them up 5 per cent, while merinos showed 2 to 5 per cent advance. Lincolns have advanc ed a farthing both in England and on the continent, during the week. Territory Wools. The worsted mills have bought a considerable amount of Montana and Soda Springs wool. The former real ized 27@28c, while the latter brought around 28c. A few lines of Nevadas have been transferred to the fine flan nel trade, at full prices. Three-eighths and half-bloods are very scarce, and available offerings bring top prices. For a nice line of Dakota half-blood 30c was paid. Fine clothing wools have moved in a smll way at 70@72c, and a few sales of fine medium have gone through at 66@70c. Holders of scoured New Mexicans report that quite an amount of all grades have changed hands at 65@69c for No. 1, 63@65c for No. 2, 52@53c for No. 3. Even No. 4 gared sold at 42@44c. Texas, Oregon and California. Texas Wools-The movement in these wools has been limited, only a few lines of eight months' having been sold at current prices. The fall wools will be on the market before long, purchases having been recently made in the state at 21@22c. Oregon Wools-Stocks are well cleaned up on this market. One dealer says that he does not know of one good line to be obtained. A moderate line of staple has been sold within a few days at 23%@24c. Valley Nos..2 and 3 went in an extremely small way p at 31@32c and 29@30c respectively. California Wools-Some demand is reported, but the trading has not been of importance. Small lines have been picked up occasionally, southern coun ty costing around 20c, and northern, 29@30c. Receipts and Shipments. Boston's receipts of wool for the week ending November 16, inclusive, aggregated 2,506,702 pounds, of which 920,818 pounds were domestic and 1, 645,884 pounds foreign. For the cor responding week in 1904 the receipts consisted of 1,849,982 pounds domestic and 3,982,095 pounds foreign. Total, E 5,833,077 pounds. Up to and including November 16 the year's receipts con sisted of 157,850,810 pounds domestic and 140,957,731 pounds foreign. For the corresponding period last year the receipts were 191,845,776 pounds do mestic and 100,467,326 pounds foreign, a total of 292,313,092 pounds. The shipments for the week ending November 16, inclusive, aggregated 4, 717,846 pounds, as against 8,862,784 e pounds for the corresponding week 1 last year. Since December 29, 1904, a the shipments have totaled 214,452,210 D pounds, while for the corresponding e period last year they aggregated 219, e 415,951 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments e to date, 1905, 84,356,331 pounds. Excess of receipts over shipments to date, 1904, 72,897,141 pounds. CRY FOR IMMIGRANTS. Australians Call on England to Sent White Settlers. Sydney, Nov. 21.-The population problem has reached a stage of start ling acuteness in Australia. The treasurer for South Australia, Mr. Peak, declares that if the British cannot make better use of Australia than to occupy it with 4,000,000 of people only, they do not deserve to hold it. Editorially the Sydney Morning Herald sayst "White immigration to Australia has now practically ceased. In 10 years we have lost 1,845 by excess of de partures over arrivals. If England can not send healthy young men of the right sort, England must turn her. eyes toward Poland, Scandinavia and Hungary, and, like America, attract healthy men of any European nation to come over and help us to take ef feotive possession of our continaet" p A WINNER many times over you are sure to be if you open up and keep an account at our savings bank. you can Open an Account for a Dollar or more and keep on adding to it. It,is only a question of time then that you will have a plen ty. Our board of trustees are well known and can help you in many ways. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Responsible Capital $125,000. Yellowstone National OF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL. - $50,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Pres. B. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK, Asst Cashier DIRECTORS. PasTE LARSON Helena En. CABDWRsL. Da. H. E. AnBanaoue E. H. HoLLusT A L. BAaccax. Boxes for Rent In Safety Deposi Vault, General Banking Business Sell Bxchange available in all the princi pal cities of the United States and Europe Collections promptly made and remit ted for. Accounts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms consis tent with safe and conservative banking. Billings State Bank Capital Stock, $50,000. OFFICERS: Paul McCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, VicePres. Charles Spear, Cashier. Henry White, Teller DIRECTORS: H. C. soetwick, W. Haneard, C. O. Griwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS, . . MONTANA THE PEOPLE'S SAVINGS BANK 2715 Montana Ave., Billings, Mont. Interest Paid on Deposits Savings Deposits secured by first Mortgages on Improved Real Estate Money Loaned on City and Farm Property The People's Savings Bank is Owned and cuaranteed by the stockholders of the Billings Loan & Trust Company THOS. J. BOUTON, Pres. W. F. Sylvester. Sec. & Trees. Austin North BANK BILLINGS, MONTANA Responsible Capital $150,000.00 Transacts a General Banking Business. Issues drafts and money orders payable Severywhere. Pays 6 per cent. interest on time deposits Austin North, Cashier. W. W. Beeman, Assistant Cashier. * J. F. KELLEY EMPLOYMLNT A.GENCV No. 9, S. 28th St. _uPsem73 -a .MusiP.ese.ss uLtNus MONTANA.