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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
From Saturday's Daily. G. A. Lanzier of Missoula is spend ing a few days here. W. R. Deem of Butte, is spending a few days in the city on business. William Glassner of Denver is spending a few days here on business. E. D. McConnell of Helena was here yesterday on a short business trip. Ed. Sherman of Hamilton, is spend ing a few days in the city on business. Swan Nelson of Glendive is spend ing a few days with friends in this city. J. W. Nelson, a stockman of Cody, is spending a few days in the city on business. G. S. Johnson of Red Lodge, spent yesterday among his friends in the Magic City. T. F. Kern, of Livingston, train master of the Northern Pacific, was here yesterday. B. C. Little of the United States re clamation service is spending a few days in the city. A. J. Sayer of Helena is spending a few days here on business and is visit ing his relatives. J. M. Cahill of Butte, who is a fre quent visitor in this city, arrived yes terday on a short business trip. W. B. George, W. P. Rixon and W. T. Knapp have been appointed ap praisers of the estate of the late Mrs. Hannah Hagerman. J. J. Coil of Hot Springs, S. D., ar rived in the city yesterday and will remain here several days attending to business matters. Judge and Mrs. Goss and Miss Marion Goss spent Thanksgiving in Park City, and took dinner with their friends, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Lee. Mrs. C. W. Forrester returned home yesterday from Indiana where she has been spending the past sit months with her daughter and other relatives. M. L. O'Brien of Glendive, train master of the Yellowstone division of the Northern Pacific, spent yesterday and last night in the city on business. Sheriff M. W. Potter of Red Lodge was in the ciyt yesterday morning en route home from Wyoming, where he had been looking for some parties. E. L. Kern, the man who sells fine fttings for business places, was down -from Butte yesterday, figuring on put ting in some improvements for Vail & Potter. M. Yamamata, the Japanese who was arrested Wednesday night on a charge of being drunk, failed to appear in police court yesterday morning and his bond of $10 was declared forfeited. Undersheriff Jack Gannon of Mis soula was in the city yesterday on bus iness. Mr. Gannon has quite a num ber of acquaintances here among them being Wm. Gallagher, T. M. Kehoe, and others. The North Real Estate, Loan and Title company has begun a suit to quiet title on certain town lots, against the Billings Loan and Trust company and others. The lots involved are numbers 5 and 6 in block 50. C. W. Boggs, foreman of Yegen's stables, who has been ill of typhoid fever at the hospital several weeks, and who was believed to be past re covery several days ago, is reported considerably better with a fair chance of ultimate recovery. The fire department was called out yesterday forenoon to subdue a small blaze in the old Selvidge blacksmith shop, located on First avenue south, east of Twenty-seventh street. Very little damage was done, the firemen having made a quick and timely run. An Italian who was supposed to te partially demented, and who has been kept in the county jail for the past tea days or more, was released last even ing. At times the man is perfectly rational, Jailer Lavelle states, and at others he appears to be a little bit "off." C. M. Jefferson, the sick printer who came here a few days ago from For syth, and who has been in a very critical condition at the hospital, was reported some better by his attending physician last night. For several days it was believed that he could not recover. Sheriff Savage of Miles City was here yesterday morning en route to the Deer Lodge penitentiary in charge of a prisoner named Henry Oakes who was convicted of forgery in the district court of Custer county a few days ago and sentenced to five years in the pen .tentiary. The chinook that arrived Thursday evening, causing a mellowness of tem prrature that was quite balmy, as com pared with that of the two days pre vous, turned tail and lert this part of the state yesterday s'cer. con and there was another Bllght O: cp in the mercury last night. The Philanthropic department of the Woman's club will meet at 2:30 o'clock this lAernoon at the htame of Mrs. H. WL WU "te North . tlltreet. The department was to have met in the club room at the library, but the decor ators were at work on the walls which necessitated the change. County Commissioner Sam. K. Dev erill returned yesterday morning from Chicago to which place he shipped a train load of sheep a week ago. He says that the late storm .was very severe along the line of the Northern Pacific in Dakota, and on his return he was laid up one entire day in Fargo. At 8 o'clock last nignt the Keystone saloon in South Twenty-seventh street, operated by colored men, was closed under an attachment issued by the Billings Brewing company on a debt of $60 due the company. The papers were served by Undersheriff Brayton. The Harry T. Butterworth company, which is travelling under the auspices of the Mutual Lyceum bureau of Chi cago, appeared at the Methodist church here last night under the aus pices of the local lecture bureaa. The company rendered a very classical programme, composed in part of Schu mann and Schubert numbers. Train service was quite normal on the railroads running into Billings, yesterday. All of the trains were prac tically on time with the exception of No. 1, the westbound North Coast Lim ited which is due at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. The train arrived at 4 p. m. and remained here about half an hour thawing out water and steam pipes. John Canonica, the architect whose office is with County Engineer Morris, had a set of plans for the new school building before the board for consider ation at its meeting Wednesday night. Mr. Carnonica has been with Mr. Link and has also performed considerable work for the North company. His plans were very highly commended. The ball given by the Second Regi ment band, Thursday night, was one of the truly popular society events of the season, if the size of the crowd is any evidence of popularity. The hall used by Company K. was not large enough to accommodate the large crowd of dancers who assembled. Dancing continued until about 12:30. Harry Groves, the city attorney, is moving some of his office effects into the city attorney's office in the city hall. Since his incumbency of the of fice Mr. Groves has never occupied the quarters provided by the municipality but has made his office in the First National bank building with his part ner, Mr. Hathhorn. It is stated that he will move into the city building January 1. Yesterday he received a bran new safe. A. W. Tillotson, formerly a flagman employed at the Twenty-seventh street crossing in this city by the Northern Pacific company, died at his ranch, three miles south of Laurel, several days ago. There was a report that there had been foul play but the mat ter was investigated by the authorities of Carbon county, who found no evi dence to bear out such a theory. The old gentleman left quite a number of friends in this city. L. C. Carleton of St. Paul arrived here Thursday night for the purpose of taking charge of the Western Union telegraph office, it having been Mr. Foster's wish to resign and go south. Mr. Carleton came to the conclusion that St. Paul suited him best and he will return to that city in a few days, and Mr. Foster will remain in charge of the local office until another man is secured to relieve him. Officer Jack Craven arrested a ne gro at 12 o'clock last night, who was identified by a young man named Youngdolph as the man who had stolen his coat out of a room over the Headquarters saloon. The negro had pawned the coat to Bartender Wright, in Buns' saloon, next door, for the sum of 25 cents. The name of the negro is not known at this time, but he is said to have been employed as a porter in several barber shops in the city. From Sunday's Daily. W. E. Clark of Omaha is spending a few days in the city. G. A. Jones of Seattle is here for a few days on business. J. C. Calloway of Park City was in the city on business yesterday. H. H. Griffith and wife of Gebo spent yesterday with friends in the city. T. C. Penny and wife of Butte, were in the city yesterday, visiting friends. W. N. Avel of Glasgow is spending a few days here looking over the coun try. George I. Reeves of Washington, D. C., is spending a few days in the city on business. M. J. Sullivan of Helena returned to the city yesterday and will spend Sun day with friends here. Don't fail to go to the opera house next Friday evening and receive an introduction to "Mr. Bob." George Lamport of Bear Creek is spending a few days in the city among his numerous old friends. Trains were from three to four hours late, as a rule, on both the rail roads yesterday. No. 1 the North Coast Limited, westbound reached here'at 8'Velock in the afternoon: John S. Wood of Miles .City spent yesterday in the city. Miss Yerkes of Red Lodge apent last evening with friends in the city. Albert Johnson of Lame Deer, spent yesterday with old friends in the city. J. O. Hysham and wife o: Joliet spent last night with friends in the city. H. Yerkes a well known business man of Red Lodge was in the city last night. 11 E. Vail, cashier of one of the leading banks of Red Lodge, was here last night. " Charles B. Tabor and wife of For syth are visiting friends in the city for a few days. H. C. McCuen of Livingston was here last night spending the evening with friends. W. J. Morsch, a well known ranch man of Douglass, Wyo., is in the city for a few days. Robert T. Leavens came down from Bear Creek last night on a short visit to old friends in the city. Walter E. Lamport and W. A. Drake of Red Lodge, arrived in the city last night on a visit to friends. There was a clean docket in police court yesterday morning, not a single new case appearing on the blotter. Sam Holmesland, Willian Allard and Ed. Burla of Laurel were in the city yesterday attending to business mat ters. R. A. Keenan and J. N. Gridley of Sheridan, prominent business man of that city, are spending a few days here. Thomas McVay, one of the well known ranchmen of the eastern part of the county was here yesterday on business. A. L. Combs, Irwin B. Hay and E. B. Hendricks of the reclamation service, are spending a few days with friends in the city. F. M. Shaw the beet sugar hustler and promoter, returned yesterday from a two-weeks' business trip to Washing ton and Oregon. Mayor Fred H. Foster went to Red Lodge yesterday morning where today he will deliver the principal address at the Elks' memorial. F. W. Klippel returned yesterday from a two weeks' business trip to the western part of the state in the inter ests of the Burlington. Miss Myrtle K. Vance, who is teach ing school at Laurel, will spend Sun day with friends in this city, having arrived here yesterday. Mrs. W. H. Weimer of St. Paul, ar rived in the city Thursday, and Will be the guest of her daughter, Mrs. D. R. Price, for several weeks. Mrs. George M. Hays returned to Helena yesterday after a pleasant visit of several days with her husband and other relatives in this city. Bert. R. Albin, manager of the Hart Albin company, will leave this morn ing for Spokane and Portland, where he will spend several days on business. H. Lowther, the well known ranch man and stockman of the northern country drove into town yesterday and will spend several days here among his old friends. Major J. M. Hart the well known Miles City stockman, who usually feeds a lot of stock at Lincoln and other eastern points, spent yesterday in the city, en route east. T. A. Marlow, former president of the Helena Traction company and a prominent' inker of that city, stopped off here a few hours yesterday en route east on a business trip. "Mr. Bob" has been under rehearsal several weeks and the young people who will present the comedy are well up in their parts already and will be prepared to render a good account of themselves next Friday evening. Former United States Senator Lee Mantle arrived in the city yesterday morning and spent the day very pleas antly among his numerous old friends. Senator Mantle will deliver the memor ial address at the Elks service this afternoon. John Corwin, of the firm of Corwin Bros., and E. P. Searles, of Park City, came down yesterday for the purpose of remaining over Sunday and attend ing the' Elks memorial service, both of the gentlemen being members of Billings lodge. The pupils of the High School who will assist In the rendition of "Mr. Bob" are Ethel McBride, Charlie Crowe, Minda Mowre, Clara Foster, Edward Bartlett, Marguerite Whaley and Will McKenzie. At Opera House next Friday evening. , M. W. McCrea of Butte, the postof fice inspector who succeeded Captain Perkins in this district, spent yester day in the city. Mr. McCrea's terri tory headquarters is at Butte, a por tion of Idaho having been added to this district, making that city the central point. In the case of John W. Robinson against Mrs. H. Clark, instituted to quiet title on certain city property, the North Real Estate, Title and Trust company has filed a demurrer to the complaint with a petition to be sub stituted as defendant in the case, al leging that it has acquired all of the right, title and interest of Mrs. Clark in the lots in controversy. The announcement of the arrival of a 9% pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Allen, yesterday morning, created considerable surprise among the friends of that estimable couple. The Gazette is pleased to an nounce that both mother and child are doing nicely and Papa Alien is prob ably the most highly elated gentleman in the city at the present writing. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Klippel, accom panied by Misses Josie Terrill and Beatrice Klippel, will leave this morn ing on the Burlington train for Denver. The young ladies will go to Los An geles, Cal., to spend the winter and Mr. and Mrs. Klippel will go east and spend a few weeks, the principal ob ject of their trip being to attend the grand opera season in several of the eastern cities. E. A. Sherman, who holds the posi tion of forest supervisor, was here from Hamilton, yesterday, en route to Washington, D. C., where a conference and school of iupervisors will be held under the direction of the superinten dent of that branch of government ser vice. Mr. Sherman is connected with the Ravilli County Republican. He stated that there would be some new features inaugurated in the conduct of the offices of the supervisors in his department. C. D. French, deputy state auditor, spent last night in the city en route to Helena from Forsyth where he has been to attend to matters connected with the prosecutions against alleged bounty stuffers. He states that the case against J. W. Selvidge was thrown out of court this week, and that suit has been instituted on the bond of C. W. Bailey who disappeared some time ago. An order granted by Judge Loud in chambers at Miles City on the 28th inst., granting Mrs. Helen P. Harding, administratrix of the estate of Charles W. Harding, deceased, the right to make deferred payments on certain railroad lands that were purchased by the deceased in his lifetime, was filed in the office of the clerk of the court yesterday by W. M. Johnson, attorney for Mrs. Harding. H. P. Mumbrue's surveying party of ten men, that has been doing contract work on the Musselshell and Missouri rivers during the past season, for the government, arrived in the city yes terday and will disband here for the winter. The party has been doing geographical surveying and Mr. Mum brue's contract covers considerable more territory in the northern part of this county which will be completed next spring. Mr. Mumbrue lives near White Sulpher Springs. TAXPAYING TIME PASSED PENALTY WILL BE ENFORCED ON DELINQUENTS. From Saturday's Daily. "Today was the greatest on record this year," said County Treasurer Bur la at 5 o'clock last evening. "Look here at the cash items received to day," and the treasurer pulled open a deep, wide drawer which was filled to the top with checks, drafts and cash. Mr. Burla was unable to give any figures last evening. In fact he was too tired to do more than -lean up against the front counter of his office and draw a deep sigh of relief. He estimated, however, that the receipts of his office were not less than $50,000 yesterday. The taxes of the Burling ton railroad came in yesterday morn ing, which helped to swell the total amount. The Burlington pays about $13,500 taxes into Yellowstone county. The Northern Pacific, whose mileage and yardage is much greater in the county, pays about $45,000. County Treasurer Burla was much handicapped this year from the fact that the last day for paying taxes was a holiday. It is usual in such cases, which are very rare, to continue the time for a day or more. This was done this year, and perhaps the ac commodating treasurer might still re ceive taxes today, but he stated last evening that taxpaying time was over for this year and the penalty would now be attached. The total taxes collected for this year will be some thing near $250,000. T. A. WILLIAMS IS EXECUTOR OF LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF A. A. TILLOTSON. The name of T. A. Williams was re called yesterday by an instrument that was deposited with the clerk of the court when Williams filled that office. The instrument in )luestion was the will of A. A. Tillotson, the old gentle man who died in Carbon county, a few miles south of Laurel, a few days ago. The will was made several years ago and deposited with the clerk for safe keeping, and T. A. Williams is named as executor therein. It is estimated that Mr. Tillotson's estate will aggre gate fully $6,000. He owned a judg ment against a prominent stockman of the county which is worth several thousand dollars, and in addition thereto he owned considerable real estate in the city. The will denomi nates his son in Oregon as his sole heir, and it is possible that complica tions may arise therefrom. Years ago Mr. Tillotson separated from -his wife and it is said that during the pendency of divorce proceedings in the courts that she gave birth to a child which is not mentioned in the will. It is likely that W. C. Renwick of this city will be named as executor of the will, in the absence of Mr. Wil liams, Mr. Renwick being an old friend of Mr. Tillotson and well acquainted with his business affairs. Henry A. Frith was one of the witnesses to the drawing of the will and he will repre sent the executor in disposing of the estate. The son in Oregon, with whom the divorced wife of the deceased is said to be living at the present time, has been wired for instructions in the matter. Mr. Tillotson also left two brothers in Pennsylvania. Heating Stoves Por sale cheap. Iasette Omfe. ttd AN ADVOCATE OF JONATHANS CHANNING SWEET BELIEVES THERE IS NO FINER APPLE. MR. COBURN'S LETTER President of State Board of Horticul ture of Colorado, Also Endorses This Particularly Variety of Fruit Other Fine Varieties Mentioned. Editor Gazette: The splendid show ing of apples made by Yellowstone county at the late fair certainly Im pressed every one with the fact that this valley must, ere many years, be come one of the great apple produc ing sections of the country. I observed, however, the absence of one variety especially, that has reach ed highest favor and foremost place in Colorado, orchards under similar conditions of soil and climate that are found here, the Jonathan. Thinking that fuller information on the subject of apple culture would be of value to those contemplating putting out or chards, I wrote W. S. Coburn of Hotch kiss, Colo., for information that would be something of a guide to those new to the cultivation of apples, and pos sibly save them much experimenting. Mr. Coburn replies to my enquiries as follows: "We usually plant apples 33 feet apart, that is the rows, and 16% feet apart in the rows, with the intention after 18 or 20 years, of tak ing out every other tree in the row, leaving them 33 feet each way. "The Jonathan, Winesap and Roure Beauty are the three best com mercial varieties. The McIntosh Red is equally as fine, but our country they are inclined to drop more than the others. Would advise any one in an untested country to plant some of them. If they hang well to the tree they are one of the highest priced ap ples grown. Would also advise plant ing some Newton Pippin and Spitz enberg, two apples that also command a high price. These do fairly well, but not so well as the three first named. The Gano and Black Ben Davis do well here, but are not of highest quality or priced, although they produce heavy crops. "We grow the largest crops on bot tom lands, but good heavy crops in the Mesa or upland. Lees Summit nursery, Lees Summit, Mo.; Sedgwick Co. Nursery, Sedgwick, Kas., and New Haven nurseries of New Haven, Mo., are all reliable firms. "Potatoes, corn, beans, or any hoed crop are all right to be grown in young orchards, but do not sow any kind of grain." I may say, Mr. Coburn is president of the Colorado state board of horti culture and is one of the largest and most experienced fruit growers in Col orado. His orchard at Hotchkiss, Del ta county, a point in the valley of the North Fork of the Gunnison river, in the western part of the state, where conditions are very similar to these found in this section of Montana, and where the first trees were put out 19 years ago. In 1904 Mr. Coburn took from his 50-acre orchard 1,200 boxes of apples, selling for $1.60 per box, 4,500 boxes of peaches, 300 boxes of apricots, 500 boxes plums and four tons of cherries. In a recent letter to Mr. Coburn W. N. White & Co., New York, ex porters of fruit, wrote, "Your Jona thans, Winesaps and Rome Beauties cannot be surpassed in the United States." Let me add that a year ago, when in New Orleans and along the gulf coast I found the Jonathan apples the leading seller at the fruit stands everywhere. On returning in Decem BILLINIS LUMBER CO. NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot) Building Material of Every Description. Agents for Carney Coal. RIGHT PRICES. H. J. THOMPSON, Manager. --- --------.------- - .......--- Finest Hlot~l ii the Yellowstone Valley ... The Grand Geo. P. Bennighoff, Prop. ON APPLCATION. Billings, mont ber to St: Louis I saw in passing Barr's great department" store an et hibit of fancy groceries in one of the large windows. As a center piece was a box of beautiful dark, cherry rbd apples with a card on the box read ing 'Jonahtan apples from Colorado,' suggesting that they had based their fancy grocery exhibit on the finest thing they could get in the apple line. Every farmer in this part of Mon tana should put out an orchard of Jonathans. There is no table apple to equal them. A 20-acre orchard of Jonathans in the North Fork country this year gave returns of $12,000. Colo rado cannot grow better apples than you can produce here. This North Fork country in 1904 shipped apples in carload lots to St. Paul, Minneapo lis, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen and Dead wood, S. D., Sioux City, Fort Dodge and Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago, Bos ton, Pittsburg, St. Louis, New York, New Orleans and to many other east ern and Texas points. Your market will be equally as large, in fact it will embrace the entire country east of your state. Yours, CHANNING SWEET. Billings, November 30, 1905. OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS Of the Board of Commissioners of Yel lowstone County, Montana. Special Session. Billings, Mont., November 25, 1905. This being the day advertised for re ceiving bids for the purchase of $25000 of funding bonds, and Chairman W. O. Parker being the only commissioner present, for want of a quorum, the clerk adjourned the meeting until Wednesday, November 29, 1905, at 10 o'clock a. m. J. W. FISH, County Clerk. Bifings, Mont., November 29, 1905. The board met this day in special session at 10 o'clock a. m. pursuant to adjournment by the clerk. There were present Cnairman W. O. Parker, Commissioner C. M. Jacobs and Clerk J. W. Fish. Absent, Commissioner S. K. Deverill. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and duly approved. The sale of the $25,000 funding bonds having been deferred from November 25, 1905, to this day, by rea son of no quorum being present on the day advertised for receiving and opening bids; the affidavits of the pub lishers having been filed as proof of publication of notice of bond sale for the time required by law; and the clerk having stated to the board that due notice of sale and transcript of proceedings together with certificate showing amount of taxable property in and indebtedness against Yellow stone county had been furnished the state board of land commissioners as required by law; and the county at torney having filed his written opinion approving the legality of the board's proceedings in connection with the issue of said bonds; and the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. having arrived, the board proceeded to open the following bids for the purchase of $25,000 fund ing bonds: Seasongood & Mayer, Cincinnati, par--county to remit, $300 for blank bonds and expenses. S. A. Kean, Chicago, 97 per cent or $24,250 for the issue. N. W. Harris & Co., par-county to remit, $222 for blank bonds and ex penses. N. W. Halsey & Co., Chicago, par county to remit, $563 for commission and expenses. Austin North bank, Billings, on 4% per cent bonds par, and premium of $500. State Board or Land Commissioners of Montana, par. Yellowstone National bank, Billings, par and a premium of $100. Upon motion duly seconded and car ried, the $25,000 of funding bonds were awarded to the Yellowstone National bank of Billings as per bid. No other ousiness appearing, the beard adjourned.