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
J. W. Nelson, a stockman of Cody, is
spending a few days in the city on
G. S. Johnson of Red Lodge, spent
yesterday among his friends in the
T. F. Kern, of Livingston, train
master of the Northern Pacific, was
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.
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 &
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,
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
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
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
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
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
George I. Reeves of Washington, D.
C., is spending a few days in the city
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
H. Yerkes a well known business
man of Red Lodge was in the city last
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
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
R. A. Keenan and J. N. Gridley of
Sheridan, prominent business man of
that city, are spending a few days
Thomas McVay, one of the well
known ranchmen of the eastern part
of the county was here yesterday on
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
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
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
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
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
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.
PENALTY WILL BE ENFORCED
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
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
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
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.
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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.
H. J. THOMPSON, Manager.
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Finest Hlot~l ii the Yellowstone Valley ...
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.
Billings, November 30, 1905.
Of the Board of Commissioners of Yel
lowstone County, Montana.
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,
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.
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
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
N. W. Halsey & Co., Chicago, par
county to remit, $563 for commission
Austin North bank, Billings, on 4%
per cent bonds par, and premium of
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
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