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ILOCAL AND PERSONAL
From Wednesday's Daily. A. J. Sayer of Helena spent yester day with friends here. H. W. Hollis of Spokane, was among the arrivals here yesterday. W. K. Macfarlane of Seattle was among yesterday's visitors in the city. R. E. Perry of Helena arrived here yesterday morning on a short business trip. Charles Zollner of St. Joseph, Mo., is spending a few days here on busi ness. B. W. Kirkman of Sheridan, Wyo., was among the arrivals here yester day forenoon. J. Thomas Sayles of Park City, came down yesterday on a short visit to old friends. Abe Goodkind, the well known travelling salesman was down from Helena yesterday. J. B. McDermott of Helena was among the visitors who registered in the city yesterday. Sydney Fox came down from Red Lodge last evening and this morning went west on train No. 3. O. F. Goddard went to Bear Creek yesterday morning where he will re main two days on business. W. G. Keller, a well known resident of Big Timber, is spending a few days among his friends in this city. F. B. O'Brien of Butte, who repre sents a local fruit commission com pany, was in the city yesterday. B. R. Adams of Helena, cable splicer for the Bell telephone company, is spending a few days here on busi ness. E. A. Brown, one of the engineers employed on the Huntley reclamation project, spent yesterday in the city on business. Sam Greenblatt a merchant of From berg, came down from that place lasi evening, and spent the night with friends here. W. B. Calhoun, W. L. Linton and H. F. Bodine went to Bridger yesterday morning, where they will spend a few days on business. C. A. Cahill, a well known travelling man whose headquarters are in San Francisco, is spending a few days in the city and vicinity. R. R. Crowe of this city is spending some time in Bridger and will build several bridges for Carbon county in the vicinity of that place. Mrs. T. P. McDonald of Meeteetse, Wyo., is spending a few days with friends in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Mc Donald formerly lived at Bridger. Robert Pettigrew, superintendent in Montana for the Northwestern Im provement company, was down from Red Lodge last night, en route west. Ben Well, formerly with Losekamp of this city, who is now operating a clothing store at Red Lodge, is spend ing a few days with old friends in the city. C. E. Beaver, who is a salesman in Scott Bros.' store at Junction, was here yesterday spending the day among his friends and buying goods for his firm. W. W. Taylor and John W. Blee, the Illinois capitalists who spent some time here last week looking over the lands in the vicinity of Billings, re turned here last night from a trip to Red Lodge. Work on the shelving for the Hart Albin store, in the new Stapelton building, was begun Monday and the fixtures will be installed as rapidly as possible. Manager Albin expects to begin moving his stock into the new room about the 22d inst. The body of Dan. Reardon, who died at the hobsital Monday night, was sent to Joliet by Undertaker Setzler yester day. A relative of the deceased stated that the funeral would be heldI in Red Lodge. Mr. Reardon's father and several other relatives were with; him when he died. Miss Lulu Railsback was among the delegation of Billings young ladies who went to Missoula, yesterday, to resume their studies in the state uni versity. Miss Lulu was a student at the university last year but was com pelled to give up the work before the term ended on account of ill health. The building that Channing Sweet is erecting on First avenue, near the corner of Twenty-ninth street north, is nearing completion. It is stated that one of the rooms has already been leased to a gents' furnishing company. Mr. Sweet is expected to arrive here from Denver, where he has been visiting his family, in a few days. George Bury and his brother, sons ,of "Frenchy," were discovered about dark last evening in the act of steal ing a butt of plug tobacco from a plat form where freight is unloaded in the rear of Purcell & Co's. store. The tobacco was recovered and one of the boys was placed under arrest. The other ran away and could not be found when the police arrived. Fred H. Hathhorn, attorney for the defendant, has filed a general demurrer in the case of Donegan against Hugh P. Babcock, on the usual ground that the complaint does not state facts enough to constitute a cause of action. Donegan was a tenant on the defend ant's farm and he alleged in his com plaint that defendant failed to supply him.with sufficient water for irriga tion purposes and that he was greatly damaged thereby on account of his crop yield being cut down. From Thursday's Daily. M. E. Reed of St. Paul, registered here yesterday. - H. Darling of Chicago was a visitor here yesterday. W. Lucas was among the arrivals in the city yesterday. H. E. Calahan of St. Paul was here yesterday on business. R. D.ý Scott of Red Lodge was a visitor in the city last uight. M. H. Kats, a stockman from Busby, Mont., is spending a few days here looking after business matters. C. .J. Cottingham of Helena, was registered in the city last night. Frank E. Bond of Livingston, was registered in the city yesterday. J. Weinberg of Butte is spending a few days with friends in the city. F. E. Benedict of Helena was among the arrivals in the city yesterday. C. D. Neal of Moline, Ill., is spend ing a few days in the city on business. J. O. Higham and wife of Joliet, spent yesterday with friends in the city. Gilbert. Wittens of Chicago, was here yesterday on a short business visit. C. H. Alexander of Helena was among the visitors who spent yester day in the city. A. Saxe, of Milwaukee, the great beer center of the north, was here yesterday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Randquist, of 209, North Twenty-fourth street, welcomed a son to their home several days ago. W. B. Hill, who is in charge of the irrigation canal work on the Crow reservation, is spending a few days here on business. H. M. Kellogg and W. F. McKin ney, business men of Syracuse, N. Y., are spending a few days here looking over the country. P. F. Hanley, a business man of Bridger, who owns a goodly slice of gypsum laniW.s in that vicinity, was down last night cn business. Colonel E. C. Waters came down from Carbon county last evening where he has been for the past month inspecting his ranches and other prop erty. Henry Steers, who is generally known among his friends as the mayor of Park City, spent last night with old friends in the city, and was shown around by County Commis sioner, Sam K. Deverill. It appears from one of the hotel registers of Billings that Sheriff Pot ter of Carbon county, has transferred his residence from Red Lodge. Sheriff Potter came down last night and placed "Belfry" opposite his name on the register, so it is presumed that he has joined F. A. Hall's colony. Mrs. C. T. Lahman of Kanora, Iowa, who has been spending the past three months with her sister, Mrs. J. F. Kelly of this city, started yesterday for Seattle, where she will visit other relatives during the remainder of the winter. Mrs. Georgia Rockwood of Angola, Ind., who has been spending the past month with her mother, Mrs. C. W. Forester of this city, started on her return home yesterday. Mrs. I.ock wood is better known here as Miss Georgia McConnell. Frank Allen, who was quite seriously injured last Friday evening, while be ing initiated at the high school gym nasium, was able to be out yesterday, and will probably resume his school duties today. He is still feeling the effect of the hard fall he received, however. R. T. Allen returned yesterday morn ing from a three weeks' visit in Chi cago and with relatives in Iowa. Mr. Allen says that Chicago may have higher buildings than Billings, but it is short of the pure air and sun shine that is found at all times in this valley. On Monday night the officers of I both Billings Star lodge, No. 41, Odd Fellows, and Zelda Rebecca lodge were installed. After the ceremony was concluded several hours were spent.in a social good time, which in cluded music, cards and dancing. Re freshments were also served. A large number of the members of both orders was present. DEFRAUDED INNKEEPER. Two Young Men Given Jail Sentences of Thirty Days Each. From Thursday's Daily. Allen Summers and Morris Fried man are the names of two young men who will spend the next 30 days under the fatherly care of Jim Lavelle, coun ty jailer. Several days ago the two young men, who are both strangers in the city, applied at Mr. Curry's boarding house, which is located immediately in the rear of the Gruwell building, for board and lodging, stating that they had come nere to go to work for the Bell Telephone company. Yester day afternoon Mr. Curry concluded to investigate the statements of the young men and inquiry at the Bell office revealed the fact that no such persons were in the employ of that company. When the young men ap peared for their evening repast the old gentleman accused them of being imposters and told them of his inves tigations. They immediately said that they had been mistaken in giving the name of the company for whom they were working; that it was the Mutual instead of the Bell. Mr. Curry called Officer Terrill and that gentleman started to escort the young men to the Mutual office to asce:tain whether they were telling the truth or not. They went along very willingly, but stopped at the door of the office and told the officer that there was no use going in, inasmuch as they were not working for that or any other company. They were im mediately locked up and yesterday afternoon the county attorney placed the charge of defrauding an innkeeper against them. At 5 o'clock they were given a trial in Justice Mann's court 1- unon pleas of guilty they were each given a jail sentence of 30 days. The young fellows, who are thoroughly tough, appeared to take the sentence as a joke and began to laugh audibly: The judge informed them that the display of levity was altogether out of place and that if it did not cease at once he would give them all the time in jail that he had left. This in junction had the desired effect, and there was no more laughing. FRENCHY'S BAD BOY. County Attorney Will Probably Send Him to Reform School. From Thursday's Daily. George Bury, the diminutive but ex ceedingly wise little son of "Frenchy" Bury, will probably be sent to the reform school for boys at Miles City, before the month is over. On Tuesday evening George and an other brother were caught in the act of hauling away a butt of plug tobac co that one of them had stolen from a platform behind Purcell & Co.'s gro cery store. A clerk employed in the store missed the tobacco and seeing the two kids driving off he made a run for them. Both were found to be sit ting on the box of tobacco and they were evidently going to take it home to papa. When the clerk arrived George, the younger of the pair, jump ed to the ground and flew away into the darkness. The other boy was tak en to the station, and toe chief tele phoned to their father to come up and bring George with him as soon as possible. It was not long until "Frenchy"' appeared dragging the un daunted youth by the arm. After a consultation with the boys it was de termined that the older boy had noth ing to do with the theft and he was released. George was held and yester day afternoon County Attorney Wilson filed a complaint against him with the ultimate object of having him sent to the reform school. The boy was ar raigned before Justice Mann and was released on his own recognizance un til January 15, when he will be com pelled to appear before the district court for trial. CHRISTIAN CHURCH ANNUAL. Reports of Officers Show Substantial Growth of Society. From Thursday's Daily. The Christian church of this city held its annual meeting Tuesday eve ning. Reports were read from all departments of the church. The clerk's report showed a goodly increase in the membership with no loss from death since the church was organized. The report of the treasur er showed expenditures as follows: General expenses, including pastor's salary, $1,575; church building and lots, $4,525.92; a total for the year of $6,110.92. The contributions for the past year have averaged over $75 from each family. It was shown that the church owns assets of the value of over $7,500, with an indebtedness of $3,000, leaving it a net worth of $4,500. In commenting on this report one of the members said: "Considering the fact that one year ago our assets were less than $100 we feel that we have cause to be gratified at the present showing which has been made possible by the liberality of the members and friends, and also by the increase in the value of our real estate holdings. Our Sunday eve ning audiences are rapidly increasing in numbers. This is in part due, it is thought, to the use of the stereopticon in the services. The instrument used to illustrate Mr. Bailey's lectures is the property of Mr. McHargue, the pastor of the church, and is the high est priced machine of the kind in use." The officers elected for the ensuing year are, Elders, W. W. Clarke, T. B. Edwards, R. K. Terrill; deacons, W. W. Beeman, W. C. Dawes, Thomas Keithley and W. W. Long; deacon nesses, Mrs. Sam. Cotner and Mrs. J. W. Cook. Trustees, C. S. Brother, Thos. Keithley and W. W. Long. RAILROAD WAR GROWS LIVELY FORCE ENTERS INTO HARRIMAN HILL CONTROVERSY. EJECTING AN INTRUDER Oregon Railway and Navigation Charged with Tearing up Track and Burning Bridge Belonging to Competing Company Near Portland. Portland, Ore., Jan. 9.-The contro versy between E. H. Harriman's Ore gon Railway and Navigation company and J. J. Hill's Portand & Seattle Rail way company over the crossing point of the two railroads just north of Port land assumed a decidedly sensational aspect today. A few weeks ago the Oregon Rail way and Navigation company secured an injunction against the Portland & Seattle company to restrain it from building a track across the surveyed route of the former and later haled J. Couch Flanders, statutory attorney of the Portland & Seattle, before the cir cuit court to answer contempt pro ceedings for an alleged violation of the injunction. Today the Oregon Railway and Navigation company ap peared in court and withdrew its suit against the Portland & Seattle com pany nolle prossing, of course, the con tempt proceedings. Later in the day a gang of men, under the alleged direction of the Ore gon Railway and Navigation company, went to the disputed point, tore up several hundred feet of track and burned a bridge which the Portland & Seattle had constructed across the Oregon Railway and Navigation com* pany's right of way. BONDS ARE HELD VOID SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY SUSTAINS CONTENTION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL. INTENT OF LAW Congress Intends State Should Build Normal School Out of Own Proper Funds-Bounty to Be Held as En dowment For Its Perpetuation and Maintenance. (Special to the Gazette.) Helena Mont., Jan. 9.-The supreme court today, in a lengthy decision, held that the issue of the state normal school bonds, authorized by the last legislature, is unconstitutional. The court was unanimous in its de cision. The opinion, after consider ing all the phases of the issues pre sented, says: "It would seem that the congress meant that the state of Montana should, in the first instance, build the necessary building for a state normal school out of its own proper funds, and that this bounty should consti tute an endowment for the mainten ance and perpetuation of such a school for all time to come thereafter, and that this was the construction given to Section 17 of the enabling act by our legislative assembly and is demon strated by the action taken by it at the time these several state institu tions were established." A RARE SPECTACLE Mount Vesuvius Breaks into Sudden Activity Presenting Magnificent Pic ture Viewed by Thousands of Tour ists. [By Associated Press] Naples, Italy, Jan. 9.-There was a sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius to day and .the resultant scene of pic turesque magnificance was witnessed by thousands of tourists, including many Americans. Three streams of lava reached the lower station of the Funicular railroad, causing seriousi damage. There are indications that the activity of the volcano is increas ing. The eruption is thought to be con nected with that of Mount Aetna, in Sicily, which is in a state of activity without precedent since the eruption of 1899. Mount Aetna is now ejecting red ashes which form an immense cone about the crater. These ashes are in striking contrast with the snow which covers the main portion of tae volcano. FIREMEN INJURED. Serious Results Follow Fire in New York Tenement District. [By Associated Press] New York, Jan. 9.-Nine firemen were injured, one of them seriously, by a falling wall in a fire at a stable in the heart of the East Side tenement district tonight. More dangerous than the fire itself was the threatened panic and stam pede among the occupants of tenement houses in the neighborhood. At the first flash of flames, men and women in the tenements began to throw their belongings and furniture into the streets, endangering the lives of the scores who were running to the scene of the fire. The blaze was in the densely popu lated section of Cherry Hill, but was coon extinguished. WOULD STOP IT. Wisconsin University Favors Suspen sion of Intercollegiate Football. [By, Associated Press] Madison, Wis., Jan. 9.-At a meet ing of the faculty of the University of Wisconsin this afternoon resolutions were adopted and instructions given to Professor F. B. Turner, who was elected representative to a conference of the "Big Nine" universities of the middle west to be held at Chicago Friday, proposing suspension of inter collegiate football for two years. MORE INDICTED ONES NOW MAKE CLAIMS OF IMMUNITY Chicago, Jan. 9.-John H. Faithorn, Fred A. Wann, and the Chicago & Al ton Railroad company, indicted sever al weeks ago after a lengthy investi gation, by the federal grand jury on a charge of having granted rebates to the Schwarschild & Sulkberg Pack ing company, today demanded im munity from further prosecution by the United States, in three separate pleas in bar filed in the United States court. All three pleas claim immunity on the ground that three employes of the BRACKETT HEADED OFF. Speedy Adjournment Prevents Intro duction of His Depew Resolution. [By Associated Press] Albany, N. Y., Jan. 10.-Senator Brackett's resolution requesting the resignation of United States Senator Chauncey M. Depew was the only feat ure of the senate session tonight, al though it was not introduced and the expectation of another sensational at tack upon and defense of Senator lje pew was disappointed. A quick adjournment shut off the resolution, but Senator Brackett de clared that he would yet put the sen ate on record. BILLINGS LAND OFFICE House Public Lands Committee Votes to Make Favorable Report on Dixon Bill. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 10.-The house committee on public lands today de cided to report favorably the bill of Congressman Dixon for the creation of an additional land district in Mon tana, the office for the same to be at Billings. It was also decided t8 make favor able report on the bills providing for the quit claiming back to settlers of land with imperfect titles, which had been deeded to the United States for forest reserves, and for providing punishment for extortion in connec tion with government land transac tions. TO THE DEATH. Colorado Sheriff and Policeman Mortally Wounded in Pistol Deul. [By Associated Press] Durango, Colo., Jan. 9.-Sheriff J. W. Thompson of LaPlata county and Policeman Jesse Stensel of this city exchanged a dozen shots with revol vers on the main street here today and both were mortally wounded. Thompson died this afternoon. There had existed a feud between the two men since the late election, when they were both candiates for the office of sheriff. PICKETING NOT UNLAWFUL Minneapolis, Jan. 9.-Picketing has been approved by the district court of Hennepin county, at least so far as the striking job printers are concerned. Judge John Day Smith today filed a decision denying the petition of cer tain -members of the Typothetae for a permanent injunction restraining the striking printers from employing pic kets. The decision is based on speci fic evidence, and has no general ap plication to the technicality of picket ing. BAKER STILL IN JAIL. Complaint Charging Forgery Was Not Filed Yesterday. John Baker, the Carbon county young man, who was arrested by Po liceman R. C. Baker, Tuesday after noon, is still in jail and it is not known as yet what will be done in his case. The county attorney called up L. H. Fenske, who cashed the alleged forged check, yesterday, and asked him if he desired to file a complaint against Baker. Mr. Fenske stated that he had not yet made up his mind as to what he would do in the matter, and thus the matter rested. Some action will probably be taken today. AFFECTS CUSTOMS SERVICE. Committee Approves Payne Bill Giv ing President Certain Power. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan, 10.-The reorgani zation and consolidation of customs collection districts by the president was approved today by the house com mittee on ways and means, which de cided to report favorably on the Payne bill. This measure gives the president entire control of the. re organization of districts, the only lim itation being that not more than 120 collection districts shall be created. APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED. [By Associated Press] Washington, Jan. 10.-The senate in executive session today cnoflrmed the following nominations: Frank Frantz, governor of Okla homa; Herbert J. Hagermann, gov ernor of New Mexico. Postmasters-North Dakota, John I. W. Durston, Bisbee; Harry M. Rob erts, Tower City. Wisconsin, Royden J. Coon. Plainfield. indicted railroad testified before the grand jury, presenting documentary evidence in the shape of books and records of the road, which were used by the jury in returning the indict ments; that these books are being held by the government and are being used in preparing the case for trial. This claim, which is similar to the one made by the defendant packers in the "beef" case, is based on ,the rule that no person or corporation, who is compelled to produce evidence against himself, shall thereafter be prosecuted in the same case. They are telling in Washington of a Kansan who with his little boy visit ed the senate gallery while in the capi tal recently. Among the persons the boy was interested in was Edward Everett Hale, a magnificent looking old man. His father told him that was the chaplain. "Oh, he prays for the senate, doesn't he?" asked the lad. "No," replied the Kansas man, "he gets up and takes a look at the senate and prays for the country." Yellowstone National OF t(ank BILLINGS APITAL. - $50,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 . L. BABCOCK, President PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-Pres. E. H. H.HOLLISTER, Cashier L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Cashier DIRECTORS. PETFB LARSON Helesna Eu. CARDWELL, DB. H E. ARamTRoN E. H. HOLISTEB A iL Bs.c'ces. 8oxrs for Rent in Satety Deposit Vault. General Banking Business Fell Exchange available in all the princi pal cities of the United States and Europe Collections promptly made and remit Led for. Accounts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms consis tent with safe and conservative banking. THE PEOPLE'S SAVINGiS BANK 2715 Montana Ave., Billings, Mont. Interest Paid on Deposits Savings Deposits secured by first Mortgages on Improved Real Estate Mjey Loaned on City and Farm Property (he People's Savings Bank is Owned and guaranteed by the stockholders of the Billings Loan & Trust Company 11OS. J. BOUTON, Pres. W. F. Sylvester. sec. & Treas. Billings State Bank Capital Stock, $50,000. OFFICERS: Paul McCormick, President. B. G. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. Henry White, Teller DIRECTORS: H. C. Bostwick, W. Hansard, C. O. Gruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B. G. Shorey, Chas. Spear. Transact a General Banking Business. GRUWELL BLOCK, BILLINGS. - MONTANA B Austin North ANK BILLINGS, MONTANA' Responsible Capital $150,000.00 Transacts a General Banking Business Issues drafts, money orders and travel ers money orders payable everywhere. Pays 6 per cent. ipterest on time deposits. We have just received a supply of these beautiful little HOME SAVINGS' BANKS Come and get one and save a little money every day. You will be sur prised to see how soon you have 'a nice bank account. Pay your bills with a check and it will always be a receipt for the money. We have the big Birdseye' View of Billings to send your Eastern friends. Also give you a handsome calendar of the old Town and a packet of needles. Free if You Call for Them. Austin North, Cashier. W.- W. Beeman, Asistant Cashier.