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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
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
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
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
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
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
S. J. Johnson of Corvallis, Ore., is
here spending a few days on business
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
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
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
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
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.
Northern Pacific Company Again Suf
foer from Depredations of Offend
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
National OF
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS - $40,000
'.. L. BABCOCK, President
PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Preos.
B. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier
L. C. BABCOCK, Asst Cashler
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.
Paul McCormick, President.
B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres.
Charles Spear, Cashier.
Henry White, Teller
H. C. Bostwick,
W. Hansard,
C. O. GruwelJ,
Paul McCormick,
A. H. Barth,
B. G. Shorey,
Chas. Spear.
Transact a General Banking Business.
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
W. F. Sylvester, Sec. & Treas.
B Austin North
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.
No. 9, S. 28th St.
Bell Phose 73 B Mutual PLhoe 363

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