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ORIGINAL ELKS' SMOKER WAS ONE OF WARMEST SOCIAL EVENTS OF SEASON. REAL COUNTY FAIR There Were Races Galore, Spasms of Song, Pool Sellers Who Couldn't Lose, Policemen in Scottish Kilts, Wall Exhibits-Ads Written by Graduates, Good Band Music, Etc. From Saturday's Daily. For originality and uniqueness the Elks' annual smoker that was pulled off last night in the old court room, was one of the top notchers. The plans for the big event were carefully prepared by a competent push of gentlemen who have been lay ing awake nights for the past four weeks, concocting new schemes for the entertainment and enlightenment of their brethren. That their sleep lessness was productive of results that will send their name down the annals of time as originals of the seven carat quality no one who was present will gainsay. There was a "hot time" from the time the judge mounted his stand at the side of the track until the last note of Aul Lang Syne had died away on the early morning air. The big room was fixed up alto gether like a fair ground, the commit tee having denominated the event as an agricultural fair. There was the band stand over in the corner, be neath which a half-score of white aproned Elks were kept busy handing out sandwishes of roast beef and pork, celery, olives and liquid refreshments, and over on the other corner of the track was located the pool sellers' stand. It is a notable fact that every fellow who bought a pool lost, and it was a great night for the "bookies." The track was semi-circular in form and there were boxes next to the judges stand for relay racing. Harri cuss Leonidas Wilson acted in the po sition of announcer, judge, starter, timekeeper and assessor and he kept things moving, ably assisted by a corps of swell policemen of which mob of lawbreakers Uncle Billious Kiel was the chief. His assistants were Dad Holmes, the rustler for the drug store, Lenopolis Birken, the dealer in French Meschovas, William Wallace Scott, "your bosom friend," and Willie Wob bly Bass Calhoun. Such a police force was never seen before in Billings. The events as they transpired after the gates of the fair grounds were thrown open, are narrated in the very verbose programme that is attached and made a part hereof, and which should be labelled "Exhibit A." Every member of the committee was dressed in. white duck pants and straw hat aua6 they wore, each one of them, a tflaming badge denoting their high positions to the rank and file of bucks who stood around and soaked up the Btilings Best and devoured the sand wiches. Even the members of the committee were seen to occasionally drop a sandwich down their throats, followed by a swift chaser in liquid form. During the intervals between the various warm events the crowd de scended from the grand stand and listened to good music from the Sec ond regiment band, and walked around and read the signs with which the walls were covered. Every hapless Elk who is engaged in business in town was caricatured or was given an advertisement on the bills that was killing. Among the most striking of these was an exhibit representing Ed. Fraser's collection of wool. Every body congratulated Ed. on his fine col lection. There were so many good things on the placards that it would require the space of a column to re produce all of them. They formed no small part of the enjoyment of the evening. Seriously speaking the affair was a grand success in every particular. There were about 150 Elks present and every one of them laughed un til they could laugh no more, and many were the compliments that were showered on the committee for the oroginality and eternal fitness of the programme. It was like nothing else that the lodge has ever had before and was certainly one of the most enjoy able of the many similar happy occa sions thgt have been worked up for the edification of the members of No. 894 and their friends. Among the visiting: members were M. C. Coon or 749; J. B. Oberweiser, 478; J. H. Tharp, 804; H. A. Newman, $40; Harry B. Pierce, 196; P. A. Cas eddy, 684; Chas. W. Miller, 224; Frank T, Wood, 246; ranest G. Beley, 246; W. F., Taicom, 534; Guy W. Stapleton, 340; o. L Miller, 240; Jo. M. O'Brien, 4 240; C. C. Huyclk, 534; Sam Roberts, 431; M. W. Potter, 534; Doctor Wat kins, 615, and A. B. Schwab, number not given. The Programme. The programme was a unique affair of itself. It was headed, "Programme) and Score Card Elk's Agricultural Fair. Time of opening, 9 p. m. Time of closing, uncertain. The following schedule is subject to interruption by the Second Regiment band, and by Frequent and Repeated Promenades to the refreshment stand by the herd. Hungry and thirsty bucks please take note." After this elaborate and flow ery introduction the programme proper was given. Under the head of "Stunts" apeared the following num bers, names and selections quite original with the feverish brain that concocted the whole scheme of enter tainment: Stunts. Disturbance by the Band while the gang inspects the following exhibits: Farm Products, livestock, poultry, Art, (dressed), bull elks and other curios. Two-lap dash. (Entries to be selected). Dixie-land quartette: Ivanhoe Leon idas Whitney, Gillespie Malachi Hays, Horatio Martini Allen, Thesperides Jeremiah Bouton. High hurdle hopping, (E. T. B. S.) Vocal vibrations-Jasper Anson Gil luly. Three legged chase. (E. T. B. S.) Sack Soire. (E. T. B. S.) Solo (Frog or heart.)-Woobly Bass Calhoun. Bicycle speeding. (Two unknowns.) Thrille and chills-Quartette. Potato pickers. (E. T. B. S.) Fairy Female Baritone-Jessie Cath erine West. Roller skate seance. (E. T. B. S.) Ditty (Watermelon barred)-Wooly Locks Mains. Indian relay derby. (E. T. B. S.) Mixed Melody- Angora Baritone Renwick. Roman chariot hippodrome. (E. T. B. S.) Finishing touches-Quartette. Auld Lang Syne-The whole push en masse. N. B.-Patronize the bar, the show is (not) free. FORGING CHECKS QUITE POPULAR THIRD CASE THIS WEEK IS DE VELOPED. LOVETT SECURES CASH Works Bad Paper Off on Merchant at Lodge Grass and Then Comes to Billings and Repeats Operation Used Name of John Booze, Well Known Cattleman. From Saturday's Daily. The forging business has been work ed so frequently here of late that it ought to be given rank as one of the leading industlies of the city. Two cases of uttering and passing worth less checks have already been brought to light this week, and the third was developed yesterday. The work in the last case was per formed by a man named Louis Lovett, alias Charles Martin, and the sheriff and chief of police were busily en gaged yesterday and last night in try ing to locate the man. Lovett has been working over in the Big Horn mountain country, it is said, and he worked off his first bad check on A. M. Stevenson, a merchant of Lodge Grass, 25 miles south of Crow Agency, on the reservation. He used the name sof John Booze, a well known cattle fman of the Big Horn country, and partner of M. A. Arnold of this city, in signing the checks. After securing quite a large sum of money from Mr. Stevenson he came rl to Billings and day before yesterday worked off one of the bad checks in o this city. The check was cashed at e the Billings State bank, the officers say, where it was brought for de a posit by a customer. When the check r. reached the First National, where Mr. t Booze has an account, it was at once . pronounced a forgery. d Lovett, the forger of the checks, was e apparently suffering from rheumatism .e while here and it is thought that he e will be found at some of the springs e west of here. Messages were sent d to Hunters and Chico Springs yester . day, also to the sheriffs along the line . of the Northern Pacific west of here. )r The officers are not certain as to o. whether he has left town or not and the police and deputy sheriffs are re keeping up the hunt here. It is said r, that Lovett obtained about $95 on the n, forged paper. ,s Ok Horses for Sale. 5; Broken and unbroken matched n, teams from 1200 to 1600 pounds each. , Apply to J. F. Tilden, Park City. ilS LEFT LUNG IS RUPTURED SERIOUS ACCIDENT BEFALLS LIT TLE NEWSBOY. FELL UNDER A WAGON Ernest Pring, Son of a Widow, the Victim-Vehicle Heavily Loaded With Sand-Driver's Name Un known, From Saturday's Dally. Ernest Pring, aged 12 years, son of a widow lady who resides at the cor ner of Seventh avenue, north, and Twenty-seventh street, was run over by a wagon loaded with sand at 5 o'clock last evening, and is lying at the home of his mother in a very pre carious condition. Ernest and a number of other boys were playing in the street in front of the Owl saloon, when the heavily load ed wagon came along. None of the boys with whom he was playing could be found after t-e accident and the exact facts as to how it occurred could not be learned last night. It is thought, however, that in some man ner the lad was pushed in front of the wagon, and he fell in front of the wheel. The load on the vehicle weighed several tons and the front wheel passed over him with crushing effect. The driver of the wagon, whose name has not been reported to the police officers, apparently did not see the boy until the wagon had passed over him. He stopped his wagon in front of the old court house and went back to where the suffering lad was lying. The boy was picked up by some men who witnessed the accident and was carried to the office of Doctor Rinehart in the bank building, where he was attended by Doctors Rinehart and Lindsey. He was unconscious when picked up, but revived under the ministrations of the physicians and became perfectly clear headed. At 6 o'clock he was taken in a hack to the home of his mother. The doctors found that his left lung had been rup tured by the pressure of the wheel and that several rius were broken. The shock was a very great one and at 8 o'clock last night the physicians reported that they were unable to state whether the little fellow would survive or not. He is in a very pre carious condition. For several months Ernest has been assisting in the support of his mother and the other children by selling The Gazette and other papers. He is a bright and intelligent little fellow and exceedingly nice in his manners. Later-Since the above was written it has been learned that the wagon that ran over Ernest Pring belonged to Hugh Babcock and that the driver did not see the accident until some one shouted to him after he had pass ed by several rods. Witnesses of the accident say that there was a conges tion of wagons in front of the Owl and that the boy who was injured is supposed to have jumped off of an ice wagon and in an effort to dodge another wagon he fell under the wheel of the sand wagon. Chief Mowre made an investigation of the accident last night and stated that no fault was attached to anybody, in his opinion, for the unfortunate occurrence. GIRL FROM COLORADO. Wedded Young Mining Engineer from Kansas in Billings. From Saturday's Daily. Frank C. Hill, who gave his perman ent address as Carthage, Mo., and Miss Frances A. Hoagland, of Golden, Col., were united in marriage by the Rever end J. H. Hayward, pastor of the Con gregational church, at the parsonage of that church yesterday afternoon. The young lady who filled the im portant position of bride at the cere mony arrived here yesterday morning from Golden, and was met here by her fiance, who is engaged in mining work near Cody at the present time. They waited until afternoon, when they re paired to the court house and procured the license and from there went at once to the minister's residence, where the ceremony was performed. After its conclusion they registered at the Northern hotel and will remain there until the arrival of this morn ing's eastbound Burlington train, when they will go to Cody. If appears that the marriage of the pair is the result of an attachment formed during the school days of the young people. The school of mines for the state of Colorado is located at Golden, which is a small city in the edge of the mountains, 12 miles west of Denver. Young Hill met Miss Hoagland and before he had finished his course she had promised to be come his wife as soon as he had locat ed in the practice of his chosen pro fession. CONGREGATIgNALJSTS MEET. Annual Business Seslion Was Held Thursday Evening. From Saturday's Daily. The annual business ineeting of the members of the church and congrega tion of the First Congregational church, was held Thursday evening at the church parlors. The initiatory number of the pro gramme was the serving of a delight ful lunch by the ladies of the church after which the business of the meet ing was taken up. Reports were read by the chairman of the board of trus tees, the secretary and treasurer, and also by the secretaries of the Ladies Aid society and the Christian Endeav or society. All of the reports were ex tremely gratifying, especially those of the officers of the Endeavor and Ladies Aid societies. The report of the secretary of the church showed that there were now 202 persons hold ing membership with the organization. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Trustees, C. M. Chafee and W. M. Johnston; secretary, Edwin Sands; treasurer, W. A. Combs; superinten dent of the Sunday school, the Rev erend J. H. Heyward, pastor of the church. A music committee was also appointed consisting of the Reverend Mr. Heyward, Ira L. Whitney, E. B. Camp and Miss Platt. THREATENED VENGEANCE. A Man Who Had Been Given Jail Sen tence Is Ugly. From Saturday's Daily. J. E. Murphy got out of town yester day just in time to escape arrest on a charge of threatening to kill. Several weeks ago Murphy was sent to the county jail by Justice Fraser, upon being convicted on a charge of petit larceny. He served his time and was discharged a few days ago, and since he was released he has been heard to make several threats against the life of the judge. A warrant was issued for his arrest by Justice Mann yesterday but he got wind of it and left town on the first train. The offi cers will not go after him but if he should return here he will be promptly arrested. POCKET KNIFE STOPPED BALL WM. DUNCAN SAVED FROM A BAD WOUND. ALMOST A MIRACLE Pistol Was Discharged in Hands of His Roommate-Bullet Struck Knife in Trousers' Pocket-Its Flight Stop ped-Young Man Congratulates Him self on Narrow Escape. From Saturday's Daily. ' }Uat Thomas Duncan is not suffer inul from a bad wound in the groin, which perhaps might have been a fa tab one, he owes to the fact that he is in the habit of carrying a knife in his pocket. Duncan and T. E. Chamberlain room at the house of J. W. Collier at No. 124, South Twenty-tinth street. Both are employed with the force that is engaged in digging a big ditch for the sugar factory water mains. On Thurs day evening they were in their room when Chamberlain picked up a 38-cali ber revolver that was lying on the table. Through some means the weapon was accidentally discharged in his hands and the bullet would have gone through a portion of Dun can's anatomy had it not been for the knife he was carrying in his trousers' pocket. The ball struck the knife squarely on the side and did not glance. It broke both bladek entirely in two, and the double steel spring in the back of the knife was bent in a semi-circle. Beyond a sharp stinging sensation Duncan suffered no pain from the impact of the ball and yester r day he was congratulating himself on his narrow escape. 1 There have been stories written of t bibles in soldiers' pockets, and even packs of cards, having been the medi um of saving them from gunshot t wounds, but instances where as small 1 an article as a jackknife stopped a - bullet are rare, indeed. PENALTY OF CURIOSITY. t Many Injured By Collapsing Floor a While Watching Fitzsimmons Work. Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 6.-While t making souvenir horse shoes in a 9 blacksmith shop this afternoon, Robert t Fitzsimmons 'was slightly injured by the collapse of the shop floor which threw a large crowd of spectators and Fitzsimmons into the basement. Sev eral persons suffered broken arms or legs but no one was killed. Fitssim mons was slightly cut about the head. JACK CRAVEN IS UNDER ARREST INTERCEPTED AT BUTTE ON TRAIN NO 1. SEDUCTION IS CHARGED William C. Mullen Is the Complainant -Warrant Was Issued by Justice Fraser Shortly After Craven Left Town-Was a Former Police Officer of Local Force. From Saturday's Daily. Jack Craven, who until a few weeks ago was a member of the police force of this city, was arrested on train No. 1, last night, while that train vas standing at the depot in the city of Butte. The arrest was made by Butte officers on instruction wired by Sheriff Adams of this city. Yesterday about noon William C. Mullen, a barber who conducts a shop in South Twenty-ninth street, appeared at Justice Fraser's office and swore to a complaint charging Craven with the crime of seduction. The complaint was made out and the warrant issued on the advice of Harry L. Wilson, county attorney, with whom Mr. Mul lin has had frequent consultations of late. Soon after the warrant was is sued it was ascertained that Craven had left here on train No. 1, about noon yesterday. It was reported that he was either going to Butte or Spok ane and a telegram was sent to Sheriff Quinn of Butte to intercept him. At a late hour last night a telegram was re ceived from the Butte sheriff stating that he had found Craven on the train and placed him under arrest. The trouble that Craven is mixed up in, which has just come to a head after several weeks delay, was the cause of his losing his position on the police force. About four weeks ago Mr. Mullin held a conference with Mayor Foster and told him of the evil doings of the officer. Craven was con fronted with the charge and he did not deny its truth. The mayor immediate ly requested his resignation from the force and the resignation was as promptly handed in. The girl in the case is said to be but 16 years of age. She is a daughter of the complainant and was formerly em ployed as an operator in one of the local telephone offices. Prior to her present trouble she bore an excellent character. She was not aware that Craven was a married man, she states. The latter will be prosecuted on the charge of seduction under a promise of marriage the extreme penalty for which, on conviction, is a five years' term in the penitentiary and a fine of $5,000 or both such fine and imprison ment. Sheriff Adams will start to Butte this morning after the former police officer. Craven's wife, to whom he was married in this city several years ago, is said to be here still. Since his resignation from the police force Craven has absented himself from his usual haunts and has not been seen on the streets, although it is said that he has been in town all of the time. The Mullen family moved here from Colorado about a year ago. TO FACE OLD CHARGE. Jerry Harington Taken to Gallatin County on Old Complaint. From Saturday's Daily. Sheriff M. W. Potter of Carbon coun ty, yesterday arrested Jerry Harring ton at Fromberg, that county, on a warrant issued in Gallatin county, Sheriff Potter brough his prisoner here last evening and turned him over to an officer from Gallatin county and Harrington was taken to Bozeman this morning. The charge against Harrington is that of mayhem and it was preferred two years ago. Before he could be ar rested Harrington left the county and has spent the greater part of the inter vening time in British America. He came down to Carbon county several months ago and the officers in his old county heard that he was here and in structed Sheriff Potter to look him up and place him under arrest. DIED IN KANSAS. Mrs. Tom Chapple Receives Sad News From Ft. Scott. From Saturday's Daily. On Thursday evening Mrs. Thomas Chapple of this city received a tele gram from Fort Scott, Kansas, her former home, stating that her sister, Mrs. Duncan Taylor, who has lived at ort Scott many years, was dangerous ly ill and her death was hourly ex pected. Mrs. Chapple at once made arrange ments to hasten to the bedside of her sister and just as she was in the act of boarding the Burlington eastbound train yesterday morning, she was handed another message which stated that her sister was dead. Mrs. Chapple continued on her journey and will arrive in Fort Scott Monday morning. Professional Cards : * 0 F. H. HATHHORN, * O Attorney-at-Law. First National Bank Block, * 4* Billings, Mont. * 0OO 0@@@ @ * H. C. CRIPPEN, @0 o* Attorney-at-Law. o Rooms 7 and 8, Gruwell Block, 0 S Billings. Mont. 0 *@@@@0@ @@@000 HENRY A. FRITH, 4 Attorney-at-Law. First National Bank Block, * O* Billings, Mont. 4 )* J. H. JOHNSTON Attorney-at-Law Belknap Block, Billings, Mont. A. FRASER, Justice of the Peace, Notary Pubic;, 4o * U. S. Commissioner. 4 First National Bank Block, . Billings, Mont. @@@@@@@ @ @@@@@,.,O * H. E. Armstrong. C. F. Watkins SARMSTRONG & WATKINS @ * Physicians and Surgeons * * Belkinap Block, Bilfligs, Mont. 0@@0000 0 00000@@ 3 DR. E. G. GERHART, 4 * Homeopathic Physician and 4, Surgeon, g o 0 4* Room 23, Belknap Block, * * Billings. Mont. Office Hours-9 to 12 a. m., 2 , * to 4 p. m.,7 to 8:30 p. m. 00@0@@ 0000000 0 0 0 HENRY GERHARZ, * SClvl Engineer and Surveyor. * • Irrigation a Specialty S OCity lmngineer 0 0* Office City Rall, Billings,. Mont. (First Publication Dec. 29, 1905-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewistown, Montana, Decem ber 19, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore Fred. W. Handel, U. S. Commis sioner, at Musselshell, Montana, on Thursday, February 8, 1906, viz: JAMES H. BUCKEY, who made H. E. No. 1631 for the S1 NEB Sec. 10, Tp.. 5 N., R. 26 E, M. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: Henry W. Ostrander, of Fattig, Mon tana; John Chandler, of Fattig, Mon tana; George Spenddiff, of Mussel shell, Montana; Thomas Hurley, of Roundup, Montana. EDWARD BRASSEY, Register. First Publication January 2, 1906, 6w Desert Land, Final Proof-Notice for Publication. United States Land Office, Lewis town, Montana, December 7, 1905. Notice is hereby given that David L. Enos, of Summit, Yellowstone County, Montana, has filed notice bf intention to make proof on his desert-land claim No. 1836, for the Lot 1, SE1 NE14, NE1/ SE% Sec. 2, T. 5 N., R. 26 E., M. M., Also-Notice is hereby given that John V. McVay of Summit, Yellow stone County, Montana has filed notice of intention to make proof on his des ert-land claim No. 1837, for the E% SE1A, E% NE'! Sec. 22, T. 5 N., R. 26 E., M. M. before Fred H. Foster, Clerk of the District Court at Billings, Montana, on Monday, the 5th day of February, 1906. They name the following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and reclamation of said land: Cliff L. Roots, of Roundup, Montana, Thomas Y Hurley, of Roundup, Montana, John Chandler of Fattig, Montana, David L. Enos, of Summit, Montana, John V. I McVay, of- Summit, Montana. EDWARD BRASSEY, Register.