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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
From Wednesday's Daily. A. W. Colburn of Denver was a visi tor in the city yesterday. G. Gullickson of Forsyth was regis tered in the city last night. W. R. Westbrook, the Laurel mer chant, was here yesterJr. v on a short business trip. H. H. Griffith, manager of the Ge bo coal mine, was in the city yester day on business. Rae Smith of Butte was among the numerous visitors who spent last night in the city. A. B. Keith of Butte was in the city last night on his return from a visit E in Carbon county. O. F. Goddard went to Helena this morning, where he will remain several days on business. D. A. Mudgett of Seattle, connected with the Northern Pacific, spent yes- 4 terday in the city. Mrs. H. Johnson and Mrs. Coine of l Sheridan, Wyo., spent yesterday with friends in the city. W. B. Grieves of the Chapple Drug company, is spending a few days with friends in Glendive. H. Brownson Smith, an insurance adjuster of Butte, arri'ed in the city yesterday on business. Doctor G. A. Bond of Livingston spent yesterday in the city with his friend, Doctor N. B. Smith. George W. Pierson, the Red Lodge attorney, was in the city last evening on his return from a trip to the west. John McCullough, the well known Carbon county citizen, was down from Joliet, last evening, on a short busi ness trip. Charles Lenz of the Grand hotel, has been confined to his home for the past two days on account of an attack of rheumatism. Street Commissioner Schneider had a man and snow plow out yesterday doing some very effective work in cleaning off the sidewalks. B. A. Campbell of Sheridan, train master of the Burlington, was here yesterday and spent last night looking after the movement of trains out of 1 this station. Ben Witham, one of the energetic yor ng mes ot the Hig'i school. is now filling a position after school and on Saturdays in the shoe department of the McCormick store. Judge Henry was here again yester day morning, having spent but a few hours at Red Lodge, Monday. He con vened court and after ordering a jury adjourned until about two weeks hence. Charles Lannin of Butte, former member of the legislature from Sil ver Bow county, spent last night in the city en route west. Mr. Lannin delivered a lecture in Red Lodge, Mon day evening. T. F. Kern trainmaster of the North ern Pacific was down from Livingston, yesterday, looking after the movement of trains, the cold wea.her requiring redoubled vigilance on the part of the railroad officials. Train No. 1, the North Coast Limit ed westbound, laid at this station a half hour or more yesterday, during which time a force of men was en gaged in thawing out the water pipes on the cars with jets of hot steam from a switch engine. Cox, the Chicago weather man, sent in his report yesterday morning, as usual, predicting snow for Wednesday. Cox usually hits it pretty straight, although once in a while he misses the mark badly. He is evidently intend ing to fix up ideal Thanksgiving weather for Montana, in this instance. He also predicts continued cold. C. S. Merrill, the Bridger attorney and oil promoter, is spending a few days in the city on hisiness. Mr. e Me rll; is of the cr'nion that in a very short time the t! rtana & Wyoming company will begin boring in its fields near Garland, Wyo. It is understood that negotiations are now in progress with eastern drill men regarding the time for beginning operations. Nearly all the trains on both rail roads were late yesterday. The Bur lington east bound arrived about 1:30 p. m. and the westbound North Coast Limited came in at 3:30. Passengers on the latter train said that the weath er was much colder east of here, es pecially on the high prairies of North Daota. The temperature at Glendive was reported to have been only four degrees below zero yesterday morning, bwich is quite a good report ;or Glen dive. G. Guy Todd, who has been filling a position in the roadmaster's office in this city for the past five months, has been promoted to the position of res ident engineer of the Northern Pacific with headquarters at Glendive. Mr. Todd's territory will extend from Bil lings to Mandan and he will probably drop in on his Billings friends occas ionally. He is a cousin of Frank Todd, manager of the shoe depart ment at the McCormick store. Alex. J. Ferguson, a sheep buyer from Douglas, Wyo., is spending a few days in the city on business. .M. W. Badger, a stockman of Gilt Edge, is spending a few days in the city and vicinity on business. Miss S. Sol'berg of Bridger, stenog rapher to F. A. Hall, president of the Yellowstone Park railroad, spent yes terday with friends in the city. George S. Crosby, son of the Wi'yo ming railroad contractor, is here on business connected with his sheep bands which are feeding near Billings. E. A. Ferguson is wanted by the sheriff of Dawson county on the charge of forgery. The sheriff says he is "pale faced" has a high forehead, and iron gray hair. Mrs. George M. Hays of Helena is expected to arrive in the city this evening for the purpose of spending Thanksgiving with her husband and other relatives. William S. Clarkson of Livingston, master mechanic of the Northern Paci fic, was here yesterday, inspecting the condition of the local round house and attending to other business mat ters. At midnight last night several ther mometers about town registered at zero. The lowest temperature regis tered at the government station the night previous was one degrs. above zero. Will Rea came up from his ranch near Forsythe yesterday afternoon. He stated to the Gazette that there was a little more snow here than in the For sythe country and that the weather was no colder there than here. Charley Stewart, the well known travelling man who has represented a prominent Chicago firm in this ter ritory for many years, was here yes terday making his usual round of calls. Mr. Stewart has a host of friends all along the line of the Northern Pacific. C. M. Bair returned home yesterday from a trip to Helena wherewhe went to pay a visit to his old friend, Peter Larson, a former well known old res ident of this city. Mr. Larson has been in poor health for the past three months but Mr. Bair states that he is cheerful and quite hopeful of the ulti mate outcome of his illness. Captain Scott W. Sniveley, a sheep buyer from Sheridan, Wyo., is spend ing a few days here on business. Cap tain Sniveley was a business partner of Mr. Bell who died at the hospital in this city Monday morning, and is here for the purpose of finishing up the business that Mr Bell started be fore he was stricken with fatal illness. Only one lone drunk appeared on the police court blotter yesterday morning. His name was McCune and Judge Carwile fined him $10. On ac count of the severity of the weather of the night previous the police did not disturb any of the sleepers who fre quent certain all-night places but with the first appearance of a better condi tion of weather they will again be stirred up. Notwithstanding the extremely cpld weather a large number of the friends and neighbors of W. F. Snyder and wife attended the funeral services of their late daughter at their home, yes terday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Reverend B. Z. Mc Collough who delivered a particularly comforting address. Music was fur nished by a male quartette. C. W. Boggs, foreman of Yegen Bros.'s stables, who has been very, ill of typhoid fever at the hospital for the past 10 days, is said to be in a very precariosu condition, and his friends have almost given up hopes of his recovery. Everything that medi cal skill and good nursing can do for him has been done, but he continues to grow worse and it was reported last night that he was not expected to live until morning. From Thursday's Daily. John Baker of Chestnut, spent yes terday in the city. M. J. Silberman of Helena is spend ing a few days in the city on business. Mrs. George Forsyth of Chestnut spent yesterday with friends in the city. S. J. Johnson of Corvallis, Ore., is here spending a few days on business matters. H. Schuler a sheepbuyer of Sheri day, Wyo., is spending several days here on business. W. G. Birkharversen of *Deadwood arrived in the city yesterday and will spend a few days here. Sam. Kohlberg was down from Hel ena yesterday shaking hands with his numerous acquaintances. -Henry O. Colt, a ranchman of Wolf, Wyo., who is a well known stock deal er, is spending a few days here on business. William Fane of Sheridan, Wyo ming, a stock buyer and shipper, arriv ed in the city yesterday on a short business trip. Doctor Bond, government stock in spector from Glendive, is spending a few days here on business. George W. Stuffel of Missoula was in the city yesterday en route to Cody, Wyo., on a business trip. Mrs. Lee Simonsen arrived in the city last evening from Carbon county, where she has been spending some time with relatives. P. A. Scanlan of Butte, representa tive of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway, is spending a few days in the city on business. H. B. Smith, western representative Qf the Erie railroad, is spending a few days in this part of the state looking after the prospects for next year's business. W. A. Whitney and B. C. Lillis of the United States reclamation service, came up from Huntley, yesterday, and will spend Thanksgiving with friends in the city. Earl Morse, who has been employed with the Bell company at Red Lodge for some time, came down last even ing and will spend Thanksgiving day with the folks at home. The First Church of Christ, Scien tist, will hold special Thanksgiving services this forenoon at 11 o'clock In Elks' hall. All are cordially in vited to attend these services. John C. Cleglin and George' E. Strat ton, prominent members of the reclam ation force at Huntley, will eat Thanksgiving dinner with friends in this city, having driven up yesterday. Miss Dell Russell, stenographer in ,he office of Mr. Savage, chief super vising engineer of the reclamation service, went to Huntley, last evening, where she will spend Thanksgiving lay with friends. At the bowling alleys Tuesday night there was a tie game between two teams composed of Babcock, Luddy and Tschudy on the one side and Sals bury, McGreevey and Sherman on the >ther. Each side scored 1,584 pins. A. E. DeMange of Bloomington, Ill., [s in the city today en route east from a visit to the ranch of Doctor W. X. Sudduth, on the Musselshell. Mr. De Mange drove in from the ranch last evening and seemed not a bit disturb ed by the cold weather. County Commissioner C. M. Jacobs arrived in the city Tuesday evening, having driven the entire distance from his ranch on the Musselshell. He states that the weather in his part or the country is not a b,. of an improve ment over the Billings article. Mrs. M. E. Carnahan of Andrew, Iowa, aunt of Mrs. E. W. Beedle of this city, arrived here last evening, accompanied by Miss Adalaide Beedle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beedle, who has been making her home in Iowa. They will visit the Beedle family for some time. The Second regiment band will give its first annual Thanksgiving. ball to night in the armory. The full band of twenty pieces will play for the danc ing which insures a treat for those who attend. The weather permitting, the band will play several pieces on the street at noon today. F. A. Hall, president of the Yellow stone Park railroad, the inception of which is the Bridger-Bear Creek line, was here yesterday. Mr. Hall now registers from Belfry, the new town at the mouth of Bear Creek, where it is believed that some day several large smelters will be located. Tom. Sayles, wuo is now living on his ranch near Park City, came down Tuesday evening on a visit to old friends in the city. Tom has the appearance of a prosperous ranch man and his numerous friends will be glad to know that the present year has been a good one for him. George E. Stratton, one of the dis trict engineers of the reclamation ser vice, who has had charge of the pre liminary work on the Madison river project, arrived in the city yesterday, the weather having become too cold for further field work. All of the parties in Montana have now been withdrawn from the field it is under stood. In the near future one of the basket ball teams of Company K., of which there are said to be four good ones, will endeavor to arrange games with Miles City and Red Lodge. The boys are feeling a little backward in the matter, however, fearing that the Bil lings public would not turn out to witness a game between any team oth er than of girls. Alfred Wraight, the noted prison Evangelist and former scout, was in I .e city yesterday and spent several hour with his old friend, Dave Jones. The two friends had not met since '76, at which time Dave was guide and messenger from Fort Yates, N. D., and Mr. Wraight was scouting from Fort Custer. He went from here to Great Falls and will visit Deer Lodge later on. Fred. H. Foster, clerk of the dis trict court, and his efficient deputy, Ed. W. Dunne, are busily engaged in comparing the printed transcript of the record in the Kennedy-Dickie land contest case, with the original record. .The printed copy was re cently completed by The Gazette. It fills two large books and covers more than 800 pages. Hence Mr. Foster and Mr. Dunne have no small task on their hands. H. S. Williston, T. J. Bouton and S. W. Soule, appraisers of the estate of Johnson. Nickeus, deceased, have filed a report in the office of the-tlerk of the court showing that the total amount of. the estate of the deceased in this county is $2,275, all being rep resented in town lots of the city of Billings. Peter and Christian Yegen, by their attorney, H. A. Frith, have begun a suit in the district court against John P. and Margaret Dyer. They ask judgment for the amount of a prom missory note, alleged to have been given at Cody, Wyo., in 1902, for $320.60 with 10 per cent interest from date, and $40 attorney's fee. James Meadows was fined $5 by Judge Carwile yesterday morning on a charge of drunkenness. Jack Doe was up on the same charge, but he claimed that he was simply having an epileptic fit when the officer ar rested him. He stated that he was subject to fits, and in order to inves tigate his story the judge sent him down to await its outcome. R. W. Smith and wife of Helena reg istered at the Grand yesterday after noon, having arrived here on train No. 2, which was several hours late. Their grips were decorated with all sorts of legends and they gave every indica tion of being a youthful bridal couple. After remaining at the hotel several hours a friend called for them and they disappeared and could not be lo cated last evening. J. B. Herford came in from Bear creek last evening and will spend Thanksgiving with his family. Mr. Herford says that the cold weather has temporarily stopped building op erations in the new town but that it will be resumed just as soon as weath er conditions justify. Mr. Herford has unbounded confidence in the fu ture of the camp and there are many others who are equally as sanguine of its future success. COAL THIEVES FINED Northern Pacific Company Again Suf foer from Depredations of Offend era. T. N. McCoy, the special policeman employed by the Northern Pacific company, and Officer Terrill of the regular force, arrested three men Tuesday night in the act of carrying1 coal away from the docks of the rail road company near the roundhouse. They were Charles Lee, colored, Guy Clark and Walker Harvey, and they were arraigned before Justice Mann yesterday afternoon, where they each entered a plea of guilty and their punishment was fixed respectively at a fine of $1, which they paid. The punishment was made as light as pos sible by Justice Mann on the recom mendation of the arresting officers. For some time the railroad has been annoyed with coal thieves who seem in many instances, to be of the opin ion that the company coal is "free doins" and there is no sin either be fore God or man, in carrying away as much as they may desire of it. It is not the purpose of the officers to do more than protect the property of the company from these petty thieves, but there is larger game in sight, it is rumored, and they will lay for this class of offenders with the big stick. In fixing the minimum punishment Justice Mann delivered a very elo quent and impressive sermon to the offenders uponl the sinfulness of their ways, and explained to them his rea sons for making their punishment so light. LINEMAN'S LEG BROKEN. Employe of Bell Company Fell From Pole at Red Lodge. A. Haskell, a lineman employed by the Bell telephone company, fell from a 25-foot telephone pole at Red Lodge at 4 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, break ing one of his legs just above the ankle and injuring the other ankle somewhat. Haskell and Earl Morse of this city were working together, in fact Has kell's headquarters are in Billings. The pole on which the man was work ing was covered with ice and the wind was blowing a strong gale. He lost his hold and fell clear of everything and the wonder is that his injuries are not more serious. Arrangements were made to bring Haskell to the hospital here last night but his injuries were so painful that he could not be moved. It is hoped that he will be able to stand the journey this afternoon, in which case he will be brought down and taken to the hospital. Farm Loans. Jno. E. Upson has eastern money to loan on improved farms at lowest rates for five year term. Mortgages and contracts paid off. Address Box 522, Billings. Loans closed prompt ly. ITDOPPED SUDDENLY A RADICAL FALL OF TEMPERA TURE IN THE NORTHWESTERN COUNTRY, YESTERDAY. FULLY 15 DEGREES From Midnight Tuesday to 5 o'clock Yesterday Morning the Change Came-Train Service Badly Crippled -Delays of 24 hours or More. North ern Pacific Makes up a Local Train. Sometime between midnight Tues day and 5 o'clock yesterday morning, there was a wonderful drop in tem perature in eastern Montana. At 12 o'clock Tuesday night ther mometers around town were register ing about zero. The weather man of The Gazette, who goes off duty about 12 o'clock, took occasion to look at four of the instruments that were hanging at various points along Mon tana avenue shortly before that hour and they registered variously from two degrees above zero to four be low. At 5 o'clock yesterday morning there had been a drop of about 15 degrees, the thermometer at the fire station, the official government regis ter, showing a minimum temperature of 13 degrees below. This is one of the greatest changes on record for the state, and old residents say they never saw it equalled. At the same time they prophecy that it augurs well for the balance of the winter. It is on record, they state, that whenever there is a sudden and severe cold spell in November, "along about Thanks giving times," there is always a mild winter to follow. Many people are hoping that their predictions will be verified. Mr. Cox, the Chicago gentleman who regulates the weather conditions for the northwest, says in his official dispatch of yesterday, that the north west is to have warmer weather to day, except perhaps, in the extreme northwest, *here more snow may be expected. Whether Mr. Cox regards the Yellowstone valley as the "ex treme northwest" or not, remains to be seen. News from the extreme eastern part of the state indicates that the weather conditions are even worse there than here. Train Service Crippled. For a space of 24 hours or more, there were no passenger trains over the Northern Pacific railroad from the east. Train No. 3, due here yesterday morning at 2:05, arrived this morning at a later hour than that, making a delay of over 24 hours. The North Coast Limited, due yesterday at 11 o'clock, reached this city at an early hour this morning. In order to take care of its mail service west of Bil lings a special train was made up here yesterday and was started out at 12:20 p. m. It carried a mail car, coach, dining car and sleeper, the Helena sleeper that should have left here on train No. 3 of the early morning, being pressed into service. The eastbound service was not so badly affected by the cold. The first train to arrive in the city was No. 2, the east bound North Coast limited. It is due at 9:20 a. m. and it came in about 2:30 p. m. The Burlington east bound train, due at 8:40 a. m. was still later, arriving here at 4 p. m. The Burlington got its west bound train into Billings about 8 o'clock last night. It is due here at 7:30 in the morning. On account of the severity of the weather very little effort was made to move freight on either of the railroads. A few trains were gotten over the road but everything that could wait was placed on the side tracks. The yardmen, car tenders and everyone who had outside work to do, suffered greatly from the cold, but up to midnight last night no cases of ser ious freezing had been reported, al though there were quite a number of frostbitten hands and ears to be heard of. On account of its being a holiday freight traffic will be light today even though the weather should moderate. BOZEMAN GAME OFF. Weather Too Frigid in Gallatin Valley for Sport. The football team of Company K. did not go to Bozeman this morning, and there will be no game of football there today. At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon the manager of the local team received a message stating that the weather was too cold in the Gallatin valley for sport of any kind except hunting on snow shoes, and asked that the game be postponed to some future date. Calling Cards at the Gazette office. 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 en 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 waya. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Responsible Capital $125,000. Yellowstone National OF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 '.. L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Preos. B. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK, Asst Cashler DIRECTORS. PtssE LARSON Helena ED. CARDWZLL, Da. H. AnusJaoo K. H. HouastmTs A L. BARccB. Boxes for Rent In Safety Deposit Vait, General Banking Business Sell Exchange 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 soli.e 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, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. Henry White, Teller DIRECTORS: H. C. Bostwick, W. Hansard, C. O. GruwelJ, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS, . . MONTANA THE PEOPLE'S SAVINiS BANK 2765 Montana Ave., Billings, Moot. 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 Guaranteed by the stockholders of the Billings Loan & Trust Company THOS. J. BOUTON, Pres. W. F. Sylvester, Sec. & Treas. B Austin North BILLINGS, MONTANA Responsible Capital $150,000.00 Transacts a General Banking Business Issues drafts, money orders and travel ers money orders payable everywhere. Pays 6 per cent. interest on time deposits Austin North, Cashier. W. W. Beeman, Assistant Cashier. J. F. KELLEY EMPLOYMENT AGENCY. No. 9, S. 28th St. Bell Phose 73 B Mutual PLhoe 363 BILLNGS, MONTANA.