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Three Witnesses Testify Before the
Jury-Engineer Eldridge States that
a Heavy Fog Prevailed and that He
Was Able to See Only Four Car
Lengths Ahead.
Doctor J. H. Rinehart, coroner for
Yellowstone county, held an inquest
yesterday afternoon, at George Set
zler's new furniture store, over the
remains of Andrew Johnson, the
Laurel section foreman.
Mr. Johnson was killed about 8
e'clock, Wednesday morning at a
point on the Northern Pacific railway, 3
six miles east of Laurel, and his body
was brought here the same evening.
The jury empanelled to hear the evi- I
dence was composed of L. H. Parker,
Charles Deskins, W. H. McVea,
George Setzler, E. J. O'Meara and G. 7
B. Williams. The first witness called
was George Eldridge, of Livingston,
engineer of the passenger train that
struck and killed Mr. Johnson. Mr.
Eldridge stated in substance that the
accident occurred about 8:10 in the
morning. He was going west with
train No. 5, the Burlington westbound, a
and at a point about 100 yards east of
mile post No. 6 he saw two men tak
ing a handcar off the track. A heavy c
fog bung over the valley that morning
Sand he stated that he was unable to
see more than four car lengths ahead
of the engine. As soon as he saw the i,
men he threw the air brake lever into a
the emergency -notch and shut off b
steam. By the time this was done he I
had passed the handcar. The train P
was stopped in six car lengths beyond s
the handcar and he got off the engine e
and walked back. Inasmuch as the I
men were on the left side of the track n
he did not see Johnson when the en- g
gine struck but the handcar was not ti
touched. Johnson was still alive and 14
he was placed in the bagage car and P
taken to Laurel. When he first seen
the men one of them was pulling and 9
the other shoving the handcar. The P
engineer stated he was running from a
30 to 35 miles an hour when he first t]
saw the men. T
W. B. Jones the fireman of the en
gine, testified in substance the same
as the enginees. He heard the en
gineer throw on the air he said, and
knowing something was wrong sprang
to the cab window. He saw the men
taking the handcar off the track, and F
at the time the wheels of the car were
clear of the last rail. He said that
the man who was shoving the car
seemed to be more anxious to save
the ca-" than he did himself. He was
lmost clear, however, when the
engine struck him on the hip and
knocked him about 15 feet.
Joe Lombard, who was the only sec- b
tion hand with the deceased at the tl
me, said that the accident occurred
st six miles from Laurel. They had tl
me out from the section house with
e car and stapped at the mile post, n:
here the foreman said they would go ,
n to Billings. He said -there would
be plenty of time against No. 5, but
they had only fairly started the car l'
hen he heard Johnson cry out, "the w
train is coming." Witness stated that
they were one and one-fourth mile;; off ft
f the Laurel section at the time, out rt
he could not explain for what reason nm
except that Johnson said they would1 p
-o to Billings.
The jury returned the followine o
erdict: "We find that the deceased cl
_me to his death by beilng accidental
y struck by a Northern Pacific engine tc
ulling train No. 5, and that the a
orthern Pacific railway company, or in
ts employes, are in no way responsi- tl
Coroner Rinehart stated to The d;
azette that Mr. Johnson never re
evered consciousness after he was a
truck and that he died in the baggage ir
ar en route to Laurel. The body was
aken to Livingston this morning for
An Edison Joke.
"Thomas Edison," said a magazine
ditor, "is in his quiet way a great
"He was showing me over his work
hops one day when a curious looking
odel caught my eye-a cube thing
n rockers, with a kind of telephonic
-ttachment running into it.
"'What on earth is that?' said I
"'That,' said Mr. Edison, 'is an in
ention I am working on. I hope to
ake my fortune by it. It is a motor
o run by sound. You attack it to a
radle, and the louder the baby cries,
he faster the cradle rocks.'"
Making It Less Sinful.
'Commissioner James R. Garfield, at
dinner in Chicago, told a story of
m Black, the founder of the well
wn publishing house.
"One day, a short time after Mr.
ek had opened his book shop," he
, "a rough looking man entered
thily, leaned over the counter,
ed, and whispered in Mr. Black's
Tve got some fine smuggled whis
that ye can have at a great bar
''Go away,' said Mr. Black. 'I
t nothing of that kind. You are
bad man. Go away.'
But the smuggler must have doubt
Sthe sincerity of this repulse, for
w, leaning over the counter again, I
whispered still more earnestly:
I'll take prayerbooks for it."'
W. Hildebrandt's Estate Is Valued al
Nearly $5,000.
Fred. W. Handel, Maurice M. Cur
tin and Byron C. Jacobs, appraisers
appointed by the court of the estate
of W. Hildebraudt, filed their report
in the office of the clerk of the dis
trict court yesterday.
Twenty-three head of horses are
listed at a value of $1,300. The other
personal property, consisting of hay,
stock, farm machinery, household
goods, lumber, tools, chickens, horses
and cattle are valued at $911. A de
sert claim is put in at a valuation of
$800 and the ranch of the deceased is
valued at $1,600, making a total valu
tion of $4,611.
Mr. Hildebrandt was, before his
death, a resident of the Musselshell
country, and resided on a ranch sev
eral miles east of the town of Mussel
shell. He met his death through an
accident some time last summer.
Foreign Sentiment Strong in Yang
Tse Valley.
[By Associated Press]
Pekin, Jan. 11.-Reports from the
south and from the Yang Tse valley
region, show the anti-foreign senti
ment to be very strong. China un
doubtedly is in a ferment of political
excitement, but the movement is di
rected as much against the govern
ment as against the foreigners. The
government is between two fires. The
young China party is clamoring be
cause reforms are being executed too
slowly, while the conservatives and of
ficials are resisting these efforts.
[By Associated Press]
Washington, Jan. 11.-Snow Friday
and Saturday.
Senator Heyburn Speaks in Favor of
Bill to Control Corporations.
[By Associated Press]
Washington, Jan. 11.-Before going
into executive session today the sen
t ate listened to a speech by Mr. Hey
burn, in support of his bill creating a
national board for the control of cor
porations, in which he denounced Wall
street, because of its alleged interfer
ence with the affairs of the country.
He said that when the "street" could
not dictate the financial course of the
government, it was ever ready to
threaten disaster and he pleaded for
legislation that would rob it of such
power for evil.
The remainder of the open session
was devoted to the discussion of the
practice by the senate of sending sen
ate resolutions to the calendar after
they have been once under discussion.
The senate adjourned until Monday.
Fire in Peanut Roasting Plant Causes
Great Loss of Goobers and Machin
[By Associated Press]
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 11.-A fire that
broke out in a peanut factory next to
the city jail here tonight resulted in
the escaping of nine prisoners.
The 275 inmates of the pail were
marched to the police barracks, but
when that structure was threatened
they were again transferred, this time
to the court house, and when a count
was made nine were missing.
Mayor Riddick at once called out
four companies of the Seventy-first
regiment national guard, and the
militiamen are now guarding the
Among the men who escaped is Sol
omon Greenstein, a federal prisoner,
charged with perjury.
The fire entirely destroyed the fac
tory and its falling walls crashed upon
a foundry, wrecking it. The prox
imity of the central power house to
the fire caused the shutting off of all
lights and power, leaving the city in
darkness for several hours.
Ten thousand bags of peanuts and
a quantity of machinery are included
in the loss, which will amount to
Russian Pole Leaves Home to Join
Deadwood Relatives.
Deadwood, S. D., Jan. 11.-Mrs. Sho
stak of this city and J. Askovich, a
barber of Lead, have just received
word that their brother, who has been
a resident of Russian Poland, is on
his way to America to seek refuge.
For months young Shim Askovich
wrote that he had lived in his home
at Lodz with his doors locked and in
imminent fear and peril of his life.
He has seen men and women murder
ed openly in the streets, and had it
not been for the remittance sent him
regularly by his relatives, he would
have starved.
All work is at a stand still on ac
count of the strikes, and even if it
were not, he could not with safety
seek work, as all Jews are in danger
of. heir lives. Owing to the strict
censorship, Askovich has dared to
send only the most meager news con
cerning conditions there. A ticket
was sent him a few weeks ago, and
he is now on his way to this country.
He is a tinner by trade, and has al
ways heretofore made a good living.
Another Russian in this city who
receives but scanty news from his
mother country, is Morris Cohen, a
well known baker. His motner still
lives in Russia, but dares to write but
little to her son.
Without Warning or Opportunity to
Defend Themselves Victims of Cow.
ardly Attack Are Shot in their
Wagons-Further Trouble Expected.
[By Associated Press]
Evanston, Wyo., Jan. 11.-Masked
and mounted raiders, presumed to be
cattlemen, tonight attacked the camps
of two Utah flockmasters near Burnt
Fork, close to the Utah-Wyoming line,
shot down A. N. Castle and Robert
Allen, herders, slaughtered their sheep
and burned the campwagons and out
fits. A camp mover, who escaped the
bullets of the raiders, witnessed the
murder from the brush. The raiders
numbered about 20 and approached
the camps at a gallop, firing a fus
sillade of shots into the wagons. The
herders were killed at the first fire.
It required less than half an hour to
club the sheep to death and burn the
Notice of warning to other flock
masters were left with the bodies of
the dead herders. The sheep men are
indignant and threaten to get even,
and more trouble is anticipated.
The range on which the outrage was
committed has long been in dispute
and the sheepmen have been frequent
ly ordered away.
Public Administrator Desires to Ad
minister Estate.
a W. F. Sylvester, public administra
tor, fled in the office of the clerk of
I the district court yesterday, his peti
tion' asking that letters testamentary
be granted him in the estate of An
drew Johnson, the Laurel section fore
e man who was killed on the Northern
0 Pacific railroad the day before.
r The petition recites that the estate
l of the deceased is of the value of
$5,000, all in cash, and that the
a petitioner is informed and believes
e that the only relative of the deceased
now living is one brother whose name
r and residence are unknown to the af
fiant, and who is the only heir at law
of the deceased. The petition further
recites that diligent search has been
made for a will that might have been
executed by the deceased but none
has been found. The fact is stated
that the petitioner is the public ad
ministrator for Yellowstone county
s and that he believes that letters
should be issued to him.
[By Associated Press)
t St. Paul Livestock.
St. Paul, Jan. 11.-Cattle-Receipts,
700. Steady. Grain fed steers, $3.50
1 @6.50; cows and heifers, [email protected];
stockers, [email protected]; calves, [email protected]
Hogs- Receipts 4,500. Steady.
Range, [email protected] Good to choice,
[email protected]
Sheep-Receipts 300. Strong to
steady. Sheep, [email protected]; lambs, $4.50
Omaha Livestock.
Omaha, Jan. 11..-Cattle-Receipts
3,000. Market steady to strong.
Native steers, [email protected]; cows and
heifers, [email protected]; canners, [email protected];
stockers and feeders, [email protected];
calves, [email protected]
Hogs-Receipts, 8,800. Steady to
strong. Bulk of sales, [email protected]%.
Sheep-Receipts, 3,200. Market 10
to 15 cents lower. Lambs, [email protected];
sheep, [email protected]
Chicago Livestock.
Chicago, Jan. 11.-Cattle-Receipts,
9,000. Market steady. Common to
prime steers, [email protected]; cows, [email protected]
4.40; heifers, [email protected]; bulls, [email protected]
4.10; calves, [email protected]; stockers and feed
ers, [email protected]
Hogs-Receipts, 45,000. Market,
5 to 7% cents lower. Choice to prime
heavy, [email protected]; medium to good
heavy, [email protected]; butchers weights,
[email protected]; good to choice heavy,
mixed, [email protected]; packing, [email protected]
Sheep-Receipts, 16,000. Market
steady. Sheep, [email protected]; yearlings,
[email protected]; lambs, [email protected]
Chicago, Jan. 11.-May, 88%@14;
July, 84h%.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 11. Closed:
May, 858%; July, 871/[email protected]; No. 1 hard,
83%; No. 2 northern, 83%; No. 2
northern, 80%.
Duluth, Jan. 11.-Closed to arrive:
N,). 1 northern, 83%; No. 2 northern,
8:.%8. On track: No. 1 northern, 83%;
N). 2 northern, 831,E; May, 86/4; July,
New York Money.
New York, Jan. 11.-Money on call,
firm at 5 to 6 per cent; ruling rate 5½
er cent; closing bid 4; offered at 5
',or cent. Time loans steady; 60 days
and 90 days, [email protected] per cent; 6 months
i5y [email protected] 1 per cent.
Philadelphia Ledger: "Senator, do
you think the railroads get too much
for carrying the mails?"
"Too much! Aren't they getting
the same they were before they stop
ped our passes? Of course, they're
getting too much!"
Burning with indignation, he sat
down to draft a slashing bill.
Western Railroads OrganiSe to Pro
, vent Paying of Rebates.
Chicago, Jan. 11.-A permanent
organization has been effected of the
committee of executive traffic officials
who recently went to Washington and
promised to co-operate with the inter
state commerce commission in pre
venting the payments of rebates and
other violations of the act to regulate
commerce. J. C. Stubbs, traffic direc
tor of the Harriman system, was made
chairman of the committee and W. H.
Hosmer secretary.
The agreement made by the com
mittee provides that any road found
or suspected of doing anything unlaw
ful or "irregular," shall make a satis
factory explanation or give assurance
to the road making complaint that im
proper practices will be discontinued
immediately. In case the offending
road declines to make satisfactory
reply, the accusing line shall refer the
case to the committee of which Mr.
Stubbs is chariman. The committee
shall make an investigation and de
cide whether the cast shall be drop
ped or presented to the interstate
commerce commission with a recom
mendation that court proceedings be
begun against the offending road.
Should the Stubbs committee decide
to drop a case, the complaining road
may independently present the facts
to the interstate commerce commis
It remains to be seen whether any
road will give information to the com
mission which will result in the
criminal prosecution of another road
or its officers.
Son Leaves Home and Disappearance
Prevents Sister's Wedding.
Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 11.-Football
is charged with causing trouble in the
home of W. A. Van Husen of Detroit,
who is here searching for his son,
Alton R. Van Husen, formerly a stu
dent at Albion college at Albion, Mich.
Young Van Husen was a tackle on
the Albion college eleven. His father
was bitterly opposed to the "brutal
game." He ordered the boy to quit the
game or quit college and return home.
The boy is said to have continued to
play, but under an assumed name. The
father discovered this, and added
emphasis to his second command.
Young Van Husen found himself han
dicapped when the remittances from
home failed to put in an appearance,
and he quit school-but he did not go
Since early in, the fall the family
has heard almost nothing from him,
except that he has been playing the
piano for a "barnstorming" theatrical
organization that has been playing in
North Dakota.
In the meantime a wedding is being
held up pending the finding of the
young man. Mildred Van Husen is to
be married to Walter R. Weideman
in Detroit, but the girl refuses to let
the wedding bells ring until the miss
ing brother is found.
Boston's New District Attorney Asks
Removal of Massachusetts Savings
Bank Commissioners for Neglect of
[By Associated Press]
Boston, Mass., Jan. 11.-As the re
sult of his investigation today of the
recent suspension of the Provident
Securities and Banking company of
this city, District Attorney John B.
Moran tonight sent a letter to Gov
ernor Curtin Guild, Jr., asking that the
Massachusetts savings bank com
missioners, James O. Otis of Malden,
Frederick B. Washburn of Wellesley
Hills, and Warren E. Lock of Nor
wood, were "grossly careless and wil
fully negligent" in connection with
the affairs of the Provident company
and other institutions.
Mr. Moran maintains that the sav
ings bank commissioners had full
power under the law of 1902 to inquire
into the affairs of the company, and
that if they had done so they weo.id
have uncovered the cc'ndition of af
fairs which have been revealed by the
suspension, and thus prevented possi
ble losses affecting over 8,000 de
positers, the majority of whom are
laboring men and women and chil
Attorney General of Washington
Wrestling With Interesting Question.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 11.-The at
torney general of Washington is
wrestling with a novel question which
has been put to him by an individual
whose letter head indicates the writer
to be "A. R. Maulsby, successor to R.
N. Gifford & Co., county coroner, fun
eral director and embalmer, private
funeral car," of Bellingham. Th4
orthography of the letter is unique,
but hardly more so than the text,
which minus the errors in spelling,
"In a recent discussion with the
game warden of this state place the
question as to whether a mounted
specimen or that of a Mongolian
pheasant could be sent out of the
state, legally or not. The warden
holds not, inasmuch as they do not
lose their identity as a pheasant in
being mounted, the process in mount
ing to use the plumage complete and a
part of the bones, skull and a part of s
wing and leg bones. I hold that cer
tain part used in mounting is not a
bird of any discription. The matter
was referred to our state fish and
game warden, T. R. Kershaw for an I
interpretation of the law on this sub- i
ject and by him I am asked to refer
the matter to you and I hope that*I |
may hear from you as soon as pos
sible. I might add that the same i
question applies to any game bird r
killed in open season legally and the
parts mentionedmounted to be sent
to friends as a present out of the
state." c
:e - - -
One of the Trains Will Be Made Lux
e urious-Double Passenger Service
Will Be Installed February 14
g Will Make Connections with North
ern Pacific Trains, Nos. 3 and 4.
Burlington railroad men believe
that when the second passenger train
is put on the northern lines of that
company, that the present trains will
be made two of the finest equipped
passenger trains that traverse the
3 great valleys and plains of the north
r A high official of the company gave
out the information a few days ago
that the present trains, Nos. 41 and 42,
would be composed of new equipment
throughout, made up of the latest type
of standard Pullman sleeping cars,
new dining cars and an observation
car containing all of the conveniences
that can possibly be crowded into it.
Railroad men say that the new train,
which will be started out from Mis
souri river points on the morning of
the 14th of February, will run no fur
ther west than Butte, and will make
connections at Billings with trains
Nos. 3 and 4 of the Northern Pacific.
The new Burlington train, it is said,
will arrive here about 1:45 in the
morning, or about a half hour before
No. 3 arrives, and will leave here,
eastbound, immediately behind No. 4
at night. There has been gossip to
the effect, also, that the report of a
new train for the Burlington is all
rumor and that the officials of the
company have stated that they will I
not install it, but will improve the
northwest service by newly equipping
the present passenger trains under op
eration. However, this report is not
generally credited inasmuch as it has
been authoritatively given out from
the office of L. W. Wakeley, general
northwestern agent with headquarters
at Omaha, that a new train would be
be placed in service February 14. The
Burlington now' has four passenger
crews running into Billings and in
case of the doubling up of the service
eight crews will probably be required. I
The crews now running on this end
of the line will probably be given their
choice of runs after the other train
is put on.
There is still another report in re
gard to what the new Burlington train
will do. This is in effect that it will 1
run no farther than Billings and that
the Northern Pacific will install a new
coast train to take care of it by run- I
ning the local passenger train, that
now stops at Mandan, through to the
coast, picking up the Burlington train i
at this point.
All of the trancontinental roads are
expecting a great rush of western tra
vel this spring and the cheap rates
will be made to take effect February
15, which is 15 days earlier than they t
have ever before been placed in ef
fect. Both the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific, as well as the Bur- 1
lington, have announced exceedingly 1
low rates, and the same schedule ap- x
plies on the Burlington from Chicago, r
St. Louis and Missouri river points. t
The rate from the Twin cities to the e
coast will be $25; to Spokane and El- I
lensburg, $22.50; to Helena and Butte c
$20, and to Billings $15. This town is 1
expecting a great influx of colonists
from the eastern and middle states as (
soon as spring opens. I
Of the Board of Commissioners of Yel.
lowstone County, Montana.
Special Session.
Billings, Mont., Dec. 30, 1905.
The board met this day at 10
o'clock a. m. pursuant to call by pub
lication, all members and the clerk
being present.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and duly approved.
The report ofrthe viewers on the
piece of road petitioned for by J. H.
Dover and others, hearing on which
was set for this day at 10 o'clock a.
m. was presented to the board.
It appearing to the board that the
written consent of all land owners
along the route of the proposed road
have been filed, and that the Billings
Land & Irrigation company agree to
move the bridge across Five-mile
creek and build and grade the ap
proaches to same without expense to
the county, and that the benefits to
be derived from the change of route
are in excess of the expense, the
board, upon motion approved the
viewer's report and declared the route
described in said petition a public
highway and count) road, upon com
pletion and acceptance by the board
of the work agreed to be performed by
the Billings Land & Irrigation com
pany, and order of dbandonment of old
road and establishment of new route
is made contingent thereto.
The report of the viewers on the
change of route petitioned for by W.
W. Clarke and others, hearing on
which was set for this day at it
o'clock a. m. was pre.ented to Ake
It appearing to the board that there
are no non-consenting land owners
along the proposed, route, that the ex
pense of such change of road is nom
inal and that the Billings Land & Ir
rigation company agree to bear the ex
pense of removing the sage brush
from the line of road, and that the
viewers recommend the change of
route as petitioned for, the board upon
motion approved the viewers report
and declared the route described in
said petition a public highway and
county road and the old route aban
doned. The county surveyor is here
by directed to record and plat the
The following real estate standing
in the name of the county for delin
quent taxes, was sold to the parties
named, they being the highest and
best bidders:
I. M. Keithler, lots 3 to 10 and
15, 16, block 81, Junction.... $15 00
John Summers, Part SW14, Sec.
23-1S-25E 21 61
Jas. G. Huffman, lots 9, 10,
block 205, Billings, ........ 13 86
Mrs. Esther Bessette, lot 1,
block 22, Park City ......... 6 79
Mrs. Esther Bessette, lot 12,
block 111, Park City .... 7 15
A protest largely signed, was pre
sented to the board, appealing from
the decision of the county superinten
dent of schools in the matter of
change of boundaries of School Dis
trict No. 11.
Hearing on said appeal was set for
March 9, 1906.
An order for record was passed by
the board, directing the treasurer to
advertise for sale all real property de
linquent for taxes in former years
and not previously subjected to ad
vertisement and sale, with a view of
cleansing the records of the treasur
er's office and rendering subject to
disposal the county's interest in same.
The treasurer's report of license de
linquents was presented and consider
ed, and upon motion the treasurer was
directed to call upon the county at
torney for the necessary assistance in
the collection of the same.
The board adjourned.
Believed that Joseph Wheeler Will
Fully Recover.
An operation for appendicitis was
performed on Joseph Wheeler, of
Rosebud at St. Vincent's hospital in
this city, Wednesday.
Mr. Wheeler was brought to the
hospital nearly four weeks ago and
has since been attended by local
physicians. They found upon his ar
rival that the disease had caused the
formation of a large tumor in his side.
The tumor was opened and the doc
tors awaited developments. Mr.
Wheeler gained considerable strength
and several days ago the operation
was decided upon. It was successful
ly performed and friends of Mr.
Wheelef reported yesterday that he
was fully recovered from the shock of
the operation and that every indica
tion was favorable for his ultimate re
(First Publication Jan. 12, 1906.-9w)
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
Notice for Publication.
United States Land Office, Bozeman,
Mont., January 10, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that in com
pliance with the provisions of the act
of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled
"An act for the sale of timber lands
in the States of California, Oregon,
Nevada, and Washington Territory,"
as extended to all the Public Land
States by act of August 4, 1902, Eliza
beth M. Kelly, of Billings, county of
Yellowstone, States of Montana, has
this day filed in this office her sworn
statement for the purchase of the
N% SE'% and N% SW¼/4 of Section
No. 30 in Township No. 1 N., Range
No. 26 E. M. P. M., and will offer
proof to show that the land sought is
more valuable for its timber or stone
than for agricultural purposes, and to
establish her claim to said land before
Fred H. Foster, Clerk of Court, in his
office, Billings, Mont., on Monday, the
19th day of March, 1906.
She names as witnesses John S.
Graham of Billings, Mont.; Ignatius
D. O'Donnell of Billings, Mont.; John
D. Matheson of Billings, Mont.; John
M. Ramsey of Billings, Mont.
Any and all persons claiming ad
versely the above-described lands are
requested to file their claims in this
office on or before said 19th day of
March, 1906.
(First Publication Jan. 12,.1906.-9w)
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
Notcie for Publiq tion.
United States Land Office, Bozeman,
Mont., Janury 10, 1906.
Notice is hereby given that in com
pliance with the provisions of the act
of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled
"An act for the sale of timber lands
in the States of California, Oregon,
Nevada, and Washington Territory,"
as extended to all the Public Land
States by act of August 4, 1902, Bishop
B. Kelley, of Billings, county of Yel
lowstone, State of Montana, has filed
in this office his sworn statement for
the purchase of the S½ NW'4 and
SJ NE¼I of Section No. 30 in Town
ship No. 1 N., Range No. 26 E., and
will offer proof to show that the land
sought is more valuable for its tim
ber or stone than for agricultural pur
poses, and to establish his claim to
said land before Fred H. Foster, Clerk
of Court in his office, Billings, Mon
tana, on Monday, the 13th day of
March, 1906.
He names as witnesses:
John T. Graham of Billings, Mont.;
Ignatus D. O'Donnell of Billings,
Mont.; John D. Matheson of Billings,
Mont.; John M. Ramsey of Billings,
Any and all persons claiming ad
versely the above-de-cribed lands are
requested to file their claims in this
office on or before said 19th day of
March, 1906.

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