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COMPILED OPENED IN CHIEF ENGINEER SAVAGE'S OFFICE FOR HUNT- P LEY PROJECT. LATERAL SYSTEM b Contract Embraces 200 Miles or More r of Lateral Canals, Turnouts and Distributing Ditches-Also for Gov- iF ernment Telephone Line Connected r With Same Project-Bids Are Given. From Saturday's Daily. Bids were opened at the office of H. N. Savage, chief supervising engineer, in this city yesterday, for building the distributary system of the Huntley government reclamation project, which includes upwards of 200 miles of lateral canals, turnouts and dis tributing ditches. Four proposals were received by the engineer for this -work. Bids were also opened yester day in the office of the chief engineer -for the construction of 22 miles of telephone line in connection with the same government project on which four bids were received. The plans for the construction of the distributory system were divided into six schedules, each of which pro vided for different classes of work. The average reader would not under stand the technical descriptions em bodied in many of the schedules. Two of the bidders only bid on one sched ule each, one placed a bid on two and another firm bid on five of them. None of the bids included all six of the schedules. The bids were as follows: The Piper Bros. Co., Pueblo, Colo., schedule No. 1, '$41,150.50; schedule No. 2, $40,137.50; schedule No. 3, $8, 683; schedule No. 4, $15,442.65; schedule No. 5, $11,186.25. Total for the five schedules, $116,599.90. Midland Bridge Co., Kansas City, Mo., schedule No. 3, $16,331.84. New Jersey Founldry and Machine Co., schedule No. 6, $10,588.25. Nick Hughes and Nels. L. Olson, Butte, Mont., schedule No. 1, $67,620; schedule No. 2, $65,960. By taking an estimate from the var ious bids on the several schedules it will be seen that the lowest bids on all six of them amount to about $126, 000. The bids will be referred to the secretary of the interior and it will probably be 30 days before the con tracts are awarded. For Telephone Line. tb The bids on the construction of the fl( 22 miles of telephone line, which are bý not so technical in their makeup, were cE as follows: si W. E. Crumb & Co., Chicago, Ill., g( rate per mile $304; total $6,688. fc Simpson & Riddle Co., limited, sj Boise, Idaho, rate per mile, $342; total $7,524. e: The Piper Bros. Co., Pueblo, Col., tE rate per mile, $294.49; total $6,478.78. pl W. D. Lovell, Minneapolis, Minn., E rate per mile, $351; total $7,722. These bids also will be referred to b the interior department. F General Reclamation News. P Eighty miles of telephone line for C the lower Yellowstone project have E just about been completed. This line will connect Glendive on the Northern g Pacific with Mondak and Buford on I the Great Northern railway. It will f touch all points necessary along the government works. It is expected that this line will connect with others in North Dakota so that in a very short time long distance connections will be made with St. Paul and the east from both ends. The line will be extended I westerly along the lines both of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific, and on the latter will probably be car ried as far west as Miles City. Inas much as the Bell company has au thorized its officers to extend its long distance line from Billings to Miles City it is more than likely that with in the next eight months this city will be talking directly with St. Paul and Minneapolis. Mr. Savage, who was in his office yesterday, went to Helena last night, where today he will hold a conference with owners of lands who are interest ed in the Milk river project. H. A. Storrs, electrical and mechani cal expert of the reclamation service, was in the city yesterday assisting the chief engineer in opening and compil inag bids on the Huntley project work. He will go from here to the lower Yellowstone, where he will inspect and receive the telephone line which is ~beat completed He will then visit )orth Dakota, where he will be head. at WWIsts1s. for some time pO Ia~sr the pumplng gti 1 under consid eration by the reclamation service. It is expected that' construction work will be started on this project within the next year. THERE WAS NO DIPHTHERIA. Error Made in Stating That Cases Had Existed in This City. From Saturday's Daily. If the word "measles" had taken the place of diphtheria in the. news item that was published in yesterday morning's Gazette, that particular item would have been eminently correct. As it appeared it was entirely error eous with the exception of the state ment of the names of the families in which the disease had been located. It was stated that Dave Jones had been instructed to fumigate certain residences where diphtheria had ex isted. The fact of the matter is that there has not been a case of diphtheria in the city but there has been quite a run of measles. Diphtheria frightens people while measles have no particu lar terror for anyone, although the dis ease is fatal at times. The error was made in some unaccountable manner, and it is to be hoped that this correc tion will be the means of alleviating all fears that may have been aroused by the diphtheria announcement: The locations of the various cases. of measles were at 218 south Twenty eighth street, 306 South Thirty-second street, 207 South Twenty-eighth street, 322 First avenue south, 215 South Twenty-eighth, 315 South Thirty-sec ond and the remaining case was on South Thirty-sixth street, the number not being given. THE SCORE WAS LOP-SIDED ONE Cla From Saturday's Daily. Mc The basketball game between the of Red Lodge and Billings teams at the at gymnasium, last night, although a lit- has tle one-sided to be very exciting, was anm full of good plays, and proved that the the home team was fully up to the the standard of last year. It will be re- rot membered that the Billings team held wa the high school state championship un for 1904-5. col The game was called at 8:30 and mi would have been a brisk one if it had the not been for the continual fouling of he the visiting team. At the end of the first half the score stood 16 to 2 in sc favor of Billings. "fl In the second half the home team gi added eight more points to their score, sc while the visitors failed to make a to single basket. Wuile the Red Lodge m team worked hard and was plucky to ro the finish, it was completely outclass- nc ed by the Billings girls, whose team M work was truly marvelous. Never st once was a girl wanted when she be wasn't in her place. w Each girl in the team was a star. th The excellent work of the guards was shown by the fact that not once did ai the visitors make a basket from the tl field, their two points being secured r: by free throws. Not once did the two h, 3 centers fail to secure the ball for their b side at the toss up, and the difficult h goals made by the forwards brought ii forth rounds of applause from the it spectators. L 1 Perhaps the ones most deserving of fi especial mention in the Red Lodge h team are Jean Allen, who won ap- n plause by her clever guarding, and Kate Torreyson as forward. s The officials of the game were Hgr- t a bert Foster, umpire; Professor Walter s Hammer, referee; Ruth Flajer and I Professor Dove, timekeepers; Clifford i r Chase, Alva Baker, Bob Thoburn and a e Ernest Logan, linemen. e The visitors were accompanied by a I n goodly number of rooters, and Red n Lodge received generous applause 11 from the large audience whenever de- t .e serving play was made. tt The lineup was: 1 .n Red Lodge-Centers, Maude Chap rt man, Mabel Chapman; right forward, )e Kate Torreyson; left forward, Alice m Smith; right guard, Agnes Sicora; ,d left guard, Jean Allen. Substitutes, ie Bina Kerrigan, Ruth McDowell. Ic, Billings-Centers, Mae Johnston, Ed tr- na Allen; right forward, Ethel Mc LS- Bride; left forward, Alice Radcliffe; tu- right guard, Essie Summers; left ng guard, Neva Todd. Substitutes, Mabel Les Hoe, Minda N1owre, Kate Matheson. th rill FOR BREWERY EXTENSION. nd Contract Was Awarded to Davitt & ice Loftus-Work Begins at Once. ht, From Saturday's Daily. Ice At 9 o'clock yesterday morning the ,st- contract for building an extensive ad dition to the building of the Billings mi- Brewing company was awarded to Ice, Davitt & Loftus. the The firm is composed of Mr. Davitt pil- of Bozeman and Patrick Loftus of this ark. city. Several bids were filed with eer Phil. Grein, manager for the company. mnd Mr. Loftus stated yesterday afternoon is that work on his contract would be isit begun today or Monday. The addi ,ad- tion will increase the storage capa lme city of the plant materially, and is lag only one item of enlargement that the mid- company has in contemplation. A PAIR OF WORTHIES CASE OF THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK IN COTTAGE INN ROBBERY. MOORE'S HEARING Held Before Justice Fraser-McClana han, Sore on Account of Receiving None of the Cash, Tells the Whole Story-Moore Must Answer to Dis trict Court-Bond $750. and From Saturday's Daily. thus William Moore, who is charged with whe complicity in the robbery of A. V. Du- sect Shane, on the night of September 22, TI last, was given a preliminary hearinig be in Justice Fraser's court last night. Pac: The examination began at 7:30 and was not finished until 10 o'clock. The principal witness against Moore was Luther A. McClanahan, who says that he and Moore were partners in the crime, and fixed up the plan where, by it was intended to relieve McClan ahan of suspicion. DuShane was a guest of the Cottage Inn and the amount of money he lost was $180. PNI McClanahan stated last night that DuShane went to his room and finding no lock on the door he gave him, Mc Clanahan, the money, for safe keeping. McClanahan was acting in the capacity Frc of porter and night clerk of the hotel ' at the time. Moore and McClanahan hea had been friends for several months, for and about 3 o'clock on the morning of rep the 23d Moore came to the house for dea the purpose, McClanahan states, of sta robbing a slot machine in the hotel. It 7 was arranged that McClanahan was to rep unlock the machine and take out its Th contents and if Landlord McCormick pol made any kick about the absence of ha( the money Moore was to tell him that set he won it by legitimate play. thy They were talking over this pretty Ca scheme of robebry when McClanahan ha "flashed" the roll that DuShane had given him, and then and there the of scheme was made up between the two 15, a to relieve the innocent guest of the ca e money. The pair went into the toilet ha o room, McClanahan states, there being Ca no light in the room, where he gave an n Moore the entire roll, it being under- ty r stood that McClanahan's share was to ha e be $100 and that he was to receive it ne when the flurry caused by the loss of re r. the money had subsided. th s They then went out into the alley di .d and Moore struck McClanahan over e the head with a board a few raps and bE d ran. McClanahan waited until he 'o had covered a safe distance and then ir began to yell "murder." No one heard lo It him apparently and he was compelled, 1r it in order to make the play good, to lie of Le in the alley until after daylight when Len Colvin and the cook of the hotel 01 f found him. McClanahan stated that ri ,e he had never received a cent of the 1 p- money from Moore. Id Other witnesses told about having T seen Moore about the hotel several t r- times, and that he and the porter er seemed to be excellent friends. Mr. ad Hathhorn, attorney for Moore, gave rd McClanahan a searching cross-examin-d ad ation, but did not succeed in inducing him to change his story in its material a points. ed After hearing the evidence Judge se Fraser held the defendant to answer le- to the district court and fixed his bail at $750. Defendant's attorney did not C place any witnesses on the stand. rd, SHE ALLEGES DESERTION. Ice I Mrs. Lillian Bates Seeks to be es, Divorced From Clyde J. From Saturday's Daily. Ed- By her attorney, R. T. Allen, Mrs. I Ic- Lillian Bates filed a complaint in the fe; clerk of the court's office yesterday, in 1 eft which she asks that she be divorced bel from her recreant husband, Clyde J. Bates. Mra Bates alleges that she and Mr. Bates were united in marriage in the city of Chicago in the early part of & the month of March, 1904, and that in less than one month thereofter, he deserted her against her will and has the since continued to live separate and ad- apart from her. She alleges that on ngs account of idleness, profligacy and dis to sipation he has failed to furnish 'her with the necessaries of life, and that vitt when their baby died he did not even his come to the funeral, but left her rith among strangers to get along as best ,ny. she could. Since the death of their .oon child she alleges that she has never be atard from him. pa- Registered Pigs for Sale. is everal registered Duroo Jersey the pl, either sex. Apply to MINOR y o Billings Postomafse. k* TO CONSTRUCT POWER PLANT. Yegen-Bros. File On Large Amount of " Yellowstone Water. From Sunday's Daily. Papers showing the location of a water right and givipg notice of the appropriation of water from the Yel lowstone river have been filed in the office of the county clerk by Yegen Bros., of this city. The instrument gives notice that the firm intends to appropriate 2,700 cubic feet per second of the waters of that stream for the purpose of devel oping water and electrical power for commercial, domestic and irrigation purposes, the electrical power to be used for the operation of pumps and pumping plants and .for irrigating land. The waters are to be taken out into an arm of the river and the headgate will be 150 feet wide and 15 feet high. A dyke will be constructed from the headgate on the river side of the slough and at its end there will be. a dam 650 feet in length, 45 feet wide on the bottom, 15 feet wide at the top and 28 feet high. The water power thus generated will operate 12 water wheels, the total horse power thus secured aggregating 2,000. The map shows that the dam will be about a quarter of a mile up-stream from the bridge of the Northern Pacific railroad east of the city. HEALTH REPORT FOR MONTANA PNEUMONIA HEADS LIST AS CAUSE OF DEATHS. From Saturday's Daily. The secretary of the state board of health sent out, yesterday, his report Frc for the month of November. The report shows that there were 209 bro deaths during the month, in the entire at state. ryr There were no cases of smallpox Str reported in the state for the month. ria Thirty-six cases of diphtheria were re- fIai ported of which Deer Lodge county had 14, Lewis and Clark four, Mis- fre scula four, Silver Bow seven, Gallatin an three, Fergus two, and one each in lad Carbon and Flathead. Yellowstone Th had none. qu There were 25 cases of scarletina de of which Missoula county furnished es' 15, Yellowstone had none. Of the 42 Mi cases of measles reported Yellowstone in had 10 of them, Broadwater 15 and Cascade 14. Lewis and Clark had two and Chouteau one. Of the 25 cases of typhoid fever reported Yellowstone had a record of nine, Chouteau comes next with a list of five cases. The rest are scattering, Missoula reporting three. This list covers the coptagious diseases. Throughout the state, localities not being shown, 30 persons died of pneu monia, three from suicide, 15 from or ganic heart disease, 20 from tubercu losis, five from malignant tumors, five F from meningitis. Out of the 25 cases of typhoid fever reported there were al only seven deaths; five unfortunates al died from alcoholism. Nephritis car- H tried off eight and the deaths from vio lence other than suicide were 19. a There were four deaths from diph- ti theria and seven cases of acute intes- e r tinal disease were fatal. Measles ii r claimed one victim and scarletina two. t] Apoplexy caused two deaths and the F deaths from all other causes were 76, C making a total for the month of 209. t LAWYERS NOT INVITED r )t GRADY JUST RELEASED FROMt CUSTODY GETS MARRIED. From Sunday's Daily. Me James S. brady, who has been con fined in jails and the penitentiary nearly all of the time since the Owl .w saloon holdup, became a free man re yesterday forenoon, and he celebrated in the occasion by getting married. ad At 5 o'clock last evening he applied J. at the office of the clerk of the district court for a marriage license, authoriz Er. ing him to wed Miss Julia N. Gaughan. he It is stated that the ceremony was per of formed at the home of Grady's moth in er, Mrs. Davidson, located in South he Thirty-third street, at 8 o'clock last' as evening. The bride has been living ad at the Davidson home for several on years, and was quite an important is- witness in the hearings of the cases per arising out of the holdup. After Lat Grady had applied for license he en signed his name to the stub in the li Ier cense book and then hurried away, ast leaving his mother to procure the air precious document and bring it home rer with her. Messrs. Hathhorn & Groves, who have been Grady's lawyers in all his trouble, stated last night that their iey client had not apprised them of ile DR intended action, and that they had I received no 'invite" to the wedding. SURVEY IS (F UNDER WAY 2 fo Ti ENGINEER YOUNG LOSES NO TIME IN GETTING TO WORK. CHECK OLD LINES Great Northern Men Running Over Ic the Various Routes Staked by the Burlington for Its Extension from al Billings to Great Falls. l, S From Sunday's Daily. ii While his party is not yet organized o for field work at any great distance a from the city, still Engineer Young a is already in the field, dcing some t! work on the survey of the Billings- p Great Falls extension of the Great Northern railway. t Mr. Young took his party out Fri- c day afternoon and he and his assist- t ants were working near the mouth of Alkali creek and along the valley of that stream, all day yesterday. He is I apparently checking up the old Bur- t lington surveys over that route, the Burlington having run no less than three lines from this city to Great Falls. Within a week the work of the party will be so far out that they will be compelled to establish camps as they move northward. YOUNG PEOPLE WEDDED. Couple that Recently Came Here from f Butte Is United. 't From Sunday's Daily. e At the residence of the groom's brother in North Twent-eighth street e at 8 o'clock, last evening, John J. Ber ryman of this city and Miss Jessie X Strubeck of Butte, were united in mar 1. riage, the Reverend J. J. Bowker of ficiating at the ceremony. Y The groom recently moved here S from Butte and engage? in business n and the bride is a very popular young n lady in the social circles of Butte. .e The officiating clergyman was well ac quainted with both during his res ia dence in the big copper camp and 'd esteems them very highly. Mr. and 12 Mrs. Berryman will make their home le in this city. Id ARE GOING TO o° GIVE EVIDENCE cl CI WITNESSES SUMMONED BEFORE te FEDERAL GRAND JURY. 0 N 8, From Saturday's DOily. tc Quite a delegation of white men ol and Indians boarded train No. 1 here, J3 at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, for J! Helena. d The delegation was composed of witnesses, principally, who are wanted to give their evidence before the Unit ed State grand jury that will convene in that city this morning. Among those who went were Major S. G. c Reynolds, Crow Indian agent; A. A. 1 Campbell, stock agent for the reserva- f tion, J. P. Van Hoose, sub-agent at t Pryor Creek, T. J. Connelly, head c farmer on the Big Horn river, J. T. I Webb, county stock inspector for Yel lowstone county, C. E. Mowre, chief of police of this city, Nate Cooper, I the horseman, Morris Shafer, inter- 1 preter, Chicken, Sharpnose and Horse, Crow Indians. The cases that they are called upon to give their evidence in are those of the United States against J. M. Robinson, better known as "Piegan aJck," who is charged with bootlegging whiskey to Indians u during the time of the fair here last fall, the United States against Flood Howe and brother of Carbon county, charged with stealing Indian horses atnd the United States against Harry Chatham, gnown as "Greasy Harry," who is charged with killing Indian cattle. Sergeant Bert Talgo of the local h police force, is summoned to appear before the federal grand jury on the 20th inst. to testify in the case against the young railroad firetnan who pass ed a large bunch of money orders on Billings merchants eatly in October. Farm Loans. li- Jno. E. Upson has eastern money to y, loan on farms at lowest rates. Your le business put on a sound basis. Con te sult him if you wish to borrow money on your farm. Loans closed promptly. to 26 Gruwell block. Mutual phone is 586. 65-6 is For Rent---00 acres plow land near id railroad station. J. F. Tilden, Park X. City. kJ-18 (First Publication Nov. 28, 1905--201)' United States Land Office, Bozeman, Montana, Nov. 23, 1905. To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the state of Montana has filed in thi3 office the following list of lands, to-wit: Township 2 North, Ranne 27 East, M. P. M. Section 22; all. Section 14; all. Section 18; E% of SE1A. Section 18; SE1/ of NEW, Section 8; E%. Section 8; S% of NW1a. Section 10; All. Section 12; W%. Section 12; W% of E1 (includes lot 2). Section 2; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). Section 4; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). and has applied for a patent for said lands under the acts of August 18, 1894 (28 Stat., 372-422), June 11, 1896 (29 Stat., 434), and March 3, 1901 (31 Stat., 1133-1188), relating to the grant ing of iot to exceed a million acres of arid land to each of certain states and that the said list, with its accomp anying proofs, is open for the inspec tion of all persons interested, and the public generally. Within the next 60 days following the date of this notice, protests *c contests against the claim of the state to any tract described in the list, on the ground of failure to Comply with the law, on the ground of the nondesert character of the land, on the ground of a prior adverse right, or on the ground that the same is more valuable for mineral than for agricultural purposes, will be received and noted for report to the general land office at Washington, D. C. M. R. WILSON, Register. J. N. KELLY, Receiver. (First Publication Dec 15, 1905.-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, Dec. 11, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the s following named settler has filed no tice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his r- claim, and that said proof will be e made before Fred H. Foster, Clerk of rC Court, in his office, at Billings, Mon tana, on January 22, 1906, viz: TIMOTHY M. RIORDAN, H. E. No. 5871, for the E1/ SEA%, e SW1/4 SE1/4, Sec. 1, NE1/4 NE/4 Sec. s 12, T. 3 S., R. 25E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses g to prove his continuous residence up e. on and cultivation of said land, viz: c- John A. Miller, of Billings, Mont.; Oliver Wyman, of Billings, Mont.; Elbert N. Cooper, of Billings, Mont.; Ld Charles H. Brown; of Billings, Mont. id M. R. WILSON, Register. ie- - (First Publication Dec 15, 1905.-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman., Montana, Dec. 9, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed no tice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Fred H. Foster, Clerk of Court, in his office, at Billings, Mon tana, on January 22, 1906, viz: RICHARD Y. WARREN on H. E. No. 4370, for the lot 2, SWS4 NE/4, NW' SE' and lot 5, Sec. 8, T 1 N., R. 27 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence Up on and cultivation of said land, vis: John H. Dover, of Billings, Mont.; Jacob E. Burgeson, of Billings, Mont.; Brian Hart, of Billings, Mont.; An drew J. Sullivan, of Billings, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register. II - ---- (First Publication Dec 15, 1905.-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Bozeman, Montana, Dec. 9, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed no tice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before Alex. Fraser, U. S. Com missioner, in his office, at Billings, Montana, on January 22, 1906, viz: JOHN H. COOK, H. E. No. 5632, for the lot 6, Sec. 13, - lot 4, Sec. 24, T. 1 N., R. 26 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: A. J. Sullivan, of Billings, Mont.; a Bryan Hart, of Billings, Mont.; Rich n ard Warren, of Billings, Mont.; Walter Lee, of Billings, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register. 3t -_ d (First Publication Dec 15, 1905.-6w) Consolidated Notice for Publication. s U. S. Land Office, Bozeman, Mon tana, Dec. 9, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named set tiers have filed notice to make final n proof on their respective claims be fore George H. Simpson, U. S. Com missioner, in his office at Columbus, al Mont., on Saturday, January 20, 1906, ar viz: le JOHN BOB LUTHER, st commuting homestead application No. 4688, for the E½ SW'A, S% SEA, 's- Sec. 32, T. 3 N., R. 20 E., M. P. M. Dn He names the following witnesses 3r. to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: A. L. Thomas, of Columbus, Mont.; Albert Meyers, of Columbus, Mont.; to Frank S.Carleton, of Columbus, Mont.; Patrick Quinn, of Columbus, Mont. ur JOHN LUTHER, )n- of Busteed, Montana, on desert land ey entry No. 1706, for the S% NW2/, ly. S NE%, Sec. 22, T. 2 N., R. 20 E., M. P. M. ne He names the following witnesse to prove the complete irrigation an reclamation of said land, viz: A L. Thomas, of Columbus, Mont.; AA bert Meyers, of Columbus, Mont.; rk Patrick Quinn, of Columbus, Mont. M. R. WILSON, Register.