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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
From Wednesday's Daily. J. H. Sally of Livingston registered here yesterday. G. W. Smith of Red Lodge was a visitor in the city yesterday. W. H. Comer of Butte is spending a few days here on business. Lee Cohn of Butte was among the arrivals in the city yesterday. T. W. Dustin of Helena spent yes terday in Billings on business. L. Jasmine of Helena, was among the arrivals in the city yesterday. M. H. Duffey of Laurel was a busi ness visitor to the city yesterday. C. H. Gardner of Columbus spent yesterday with friends in the city. S. G. Byerly of Duluth, Minn., is spending a few days in the city on business. P. J. Thomas of Twin Bridges is here on business connected with buy ing stock. W. G. Kendrick of Michigan City, Ind., is spending a few days here look ing over the country. The North Coast Limited trains, both east and westbound, were several hours late yesterday. J. C. Tintinger, a prominent citizen of Absarokee, was among the arrivals in the city yesterday. W. A. Cash of Virginia City, is spending a few days with relatives and friends in the city. J. W. Seely of St. Paul is here on business connected with the purchase of property in the city. George G. Hough of Bridger, was among the numerous visitors who spent yesterday in the city. Sheriff W. E. Savage of Miles City, spent the day here yesterday and called on numerous old friends. S. W. Gebo of Gebo, spent yesterday in the city on his return from a trip to the western part of the state. Wm. S. Bell, a well known citizen of Helena, is spending a few days here attending to business matters. Senator Maurice Bentall of Rosebud county, is spending a few days with his political and business friends in this city. R. O. Christie, who is engaged in the tailoring business at Livingston, is spending a few days with friends in the city. E. C. Mansur of Bloomington, Ill., is here for a few days with the object of looking over the country for per manent investments. Charles Weigal, of Hebron, N. D., is here for the purpose of buying some stock if he can find anything in that line that suits him. So far as hotel business is concern ed the holiday season of rest and quiet is over. All of the hotels of Bil lings were filled to the limit yester day. C. F. Paxton of Thermopolls, Wyo., is spending a few days here. Mr. Paxton states that work on the Bur lington's new road in his country is progressing rapidly. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reid nave re turned from Gardiner, where Mr. Reid has been managing Yegen Bros.' bank for several months during the temporary absence of the cashier. M. S. Meeks of North Yakima, Wash., arrived in the city yesterday on a visit to his relatives, the Bennig hoff family. Mr. Meeks is agent for the Northern Pacific at North Yakima. Mr. and Mrs. George T. Lamport and daughter, Miss Clara, will start today for California, where they ex pect to remain the balance of the winter. They expect to be joined later by their daughter, Mrs. Robert T. Leavens. Richard Y. Warren, Timothy M. Riordan and John H. Cook all made final proofs on their homestead entries before Fred H. Foster, clerk of the district court, yesterday. Their ranches all lie south of the Yellow stone river. A large force of carpenters are at work in the corner room and base ment of the Stapelton block, getting the rooms in readiness for the Hart Albin store. Much yet remains to be done before the store can be removed to its new location. Will Rea went to Big Timber this morning from which place he will ship 31 car loads of sheep today. The sheep will go to South St. Paul where they will remain on feed for a short time, and will then be shipped on to the Chicago market. R. A. Luke, the Helena insurance agent, who last week performed the oreliminary work toward adjusting the loss on the Luke & Rea grocery stock, came down from the capital yesterday and is engaged in closing up a settlement with the firm. Mr. and Mrs. George T. Lamport and daughter, and Mrs. Robert T. Leavens of Bear Creek, are spending a few days with old friends in the city. Mr. Lamport says that things are moving right along in a business like way in the new coal camp. , 1.. .. F. W. K:ippel, general agent of the Burlington route, started yesterday for Kansas City, where he was called by the serious illness of his mother. A short time before starting Mr. Klip pel received a message which stated that she was very low, and her death was only a matter of a short time. Three cases were before Judge Car wile in the police court yesterday morning. Mat Anderson was assess ed $5 on a charge of drunkenness, Juan Salager was convicted of vag rancy and assessed five days work on the streets and Naomi Black was charged up $10 for neglecting to ap pear and make her monthly contribu tion to the city. P. B. Moss and I. D. O'Donnell went to Bozeman this morning, where they will address a meeting of citizens this afternoon. Mr. Moss will tell the peo ple about the beet sugar business from a banker's standpoint and Mr. O'Donnell will talk on the same sub ject from a farmer's standpoint. Bozeman will make a strong effort to secure the location of a factory in that city. From Thursday's Daily. Frank E. Baid of St. Paul was here yesterday on business. Karl Edelmuth of Red Lodge spent last night in the city. L. Lasher of San Francisco register ed in the city yesterday. Thomas Allen of Butte was among the visitors here yesterday. W. H. Close of Red Lodge was a visitor in the city last night. D. W. Cade of Minneapolis was a visitor in the city yesterday. E. V. Derickson of Minneapolis, registered in the city yesterday. P. J. Sheran of Twin Bridges is spending a few days here on business. E. E. Adons of Denver was among the visitors who arrived in the city yesterday. L. H. Van Dyke of Gardiner was among the visitors who registered here yesterday. Oscar A. Olson of Helena was among the visitors who registered in the city yesterday. H. M. Kellogg of Rochester, N. Y., was among the visitors who registered in the city yesterday. Misses Eugenia Haynie and Minnie Rhodes of Huntley spent yesterday with friends in this city. E. W. McCanna of Roslyn, Wash., is spending a day or two here on business, en route to Red Lodge. G. W. Barry of Hidden Canyon, was in the city yesterday en route home from a business trip to Livingston. J. J. Holland and wife of Gebo ar rived in the city last evening and re mained over night with friends here. E. C. 'Atwater of )Spokane, who sells fire fighting apparatus for an eastern house, spent yesterday in the city. R. J. Phelps of Carbon Cliff, Ill., is spending a few days here inspecting bargains in farm lands and other real property. H. W. Smythe the Musselchell horse buyer and shipper came into town Tuesday evening on a short busi ness trip. Miss Amy Bennighoff returned home yesterday morning from a brief visit with her sister, Mrs. W. J. Cruse at Helena. H. R. Tarrant, a stockman of Gil lette, Wyo., arrived in the city yester day morning and will remain here sev eral days on business. J. G. Saunders of Butte, deputy United States marshal for Montana, spent yesterday in the city en route west from a trip to the Crow reser vation. Scott K. Suively and \v. E. Snelling, stockmen of Sheridan, Wyo., are spending a few days in the city and country near, looking after sheep pur chases. John T. Smith, the well known Liv ingston lawyer, spent yesterday in the city on business connected with sev eral suits in which he is interested as counsel, here. Doctor Andrew Clark relports the following births that occurred within the past few days: To Levi Keithley and wife, a daughter; to E. J. O'Meara and wife, a son, and to Ed. Johnson and wife a daughter. The meetings at the Baptist church each evening, are attracting large con gregations, and the interest manifest ed is very great. The pastor, the Rev erend Willard Fuller, preaches a short sermon each evening. The meeting will continue throughout the present week with the exception of Saturday evening. In police court yesterday morning only two offenders appeared. These were William McKenzie and John Lorenzo. Both were charged with drunkenness and the former was al lowed to go on promises of future good behavior and the latter was giv en two and one-half days with the street commissioner. Jack Knight of Muscatine, Iowa, ar rived in the city yesterday. Mr. Knight is connected with the Huttig Manufacturing company that recently purchased a half-block of ground in this city and is preparing to erect a planing mill thereon, and a sales depot for window sash and doors, which it will manufacture for the trade. Charley Ovren yesterday closed a contract with T. C. Penney, represent ing the Liquid Carbonic company of Chicago, for what Mr. Penney states is one of the finest soda fountains in the west. The new fountain will be 16 feet long with full back mirror, electric lighted, with onyx trimmings, and will be installed in about. six weeks. J. F. Campbell and wife of Chanute, Kans., are visitors in the city. Chan ute is the great central town in the Kansas oil region and is' one of the growing cities of the eastern part of that state, having taken on a great boom when the oil business was de veloped in that country. Mr. Camp bell is greatly impressed with the pos sibilities of this country and especially of the city of Billings. Lovers of the game of basket ball are looking forward with many antici pations of pleasure to the game with the Helene high school team that is to be played in this city tomorrow evening. The Helena girls will arrive here on train No. 6 tomorrow morn ing. The local team pays the travel ling and hotel expenses of the visitors which will amount to $125. Hence a liberal patronage should be given the game in order to assist the home team in paying out. BILLINGS LAND OFFICE Congressman Dixon's Bill Passed Lower House Unanimously, Yester day. From Thursday's Daily. A special telegram to The Gazette from Washington, D. C., yesterday, states that Speaker Cannon recog nized Congressman Dixon, yesterday afternoon, to call up the Billings land office bill. 'Mr. Dixon responded and the bill was placed before the house and was passed by that body by a unanimous vote. The bill will probably come up be fore the Senate in a very short time. DEAD GAME SPORTS. Bet Big Money Whether Frozen Fish Will Revive. From Thursday's Daily. On the back bar of the Sideboard saloon there reposed a big block of ice last evening, frozen in the center of which was a Yellowstone pike. Quite a number of gents of sporting proclivities viewed the frozen pike and finally a discussion arose as to wheth er it could be resuscitated or not, if released from its prison of ice. One of the sports said that fish in cold climates lived that way all winter in a comatose condition and that when spring melted the ice they came out as fresh and frisky as if they had been basking in the sunshine of the south sea islands all winter. Several others took issue with this staement and the result was that several large wagers were laid on the question "at bar." It is said that the bets amounted to several hundred dollars. In order to settle the matter the cake of ice was split and the fish, by agreement, was placed in a tub of lukewarm water where it was allowed to stay for several hours. It showed no signs of life and the boys who bet on the resusciatation idea finally gave up when an old fisherman came in. "Why, you derned fools," he said, "don't you know that fish would have never been frozen in the ice if he hadn't been dead first." WERE BUCKING DRIFTS. Northern Pacific Trains Delayed Many Hours in Dakota. From Thursday's DaIly. Train service on the Northern Pa cific, westbound, is being seriously dis arranged by heavy snow storms that are raging in North Dakota. Yesterday's trains from the east were from 10 to 11 hours late, No. 3, due at 2:05 yesterday morning, not having arrived until 12:40 yesterday, a;d No. 1, the North Coast Limited, 'ne at 11:07 yesterday forenoon, did not arrive until after 9 o'clock last evening. Passengers on the trains stated that he delay was caused by an almost c easeless bucking of snow through North Dakota. Snow was falling heav ily when No. 3 passed through that state, and while it succeeded in clear ing the track for its own passage the fall was so heavy and the drifts so rapidly formed that No. 1 encountered even worse -conditions when it reach ed that state. Eastbound trains were also late yesterday, No. 6 not having arrived here until 2 o'clook in the. af ternoon. The train is due at 8:40 In the morning. CRAVEN CASE IS ST LON DEFENDANT'S COUNSEL WAIVES A PUBLIC TRIAL. PUBLIC IS EXCLUDED Mr. Hathhorn, Representing the De fendant Acts in the Interest of Pub lic Decency and His Motive is En dorsed by Judge Loud-Will Reach I Jury Today. From Thursday's Daily. The Craven case is moving along quite slowly in the district court. The, witnesses are excluded the privileges of the court room and in calling them there is some time lost in each in stance. The direct ana cross exam inations, also, of several of the wit nesses introduced yesterday were quite lengthy. The Public Excluded. The law of this state provides that a defendant is entitled to a public trial unless he should see fit to waive it. In the case now on trial this pro vision was waived by counsel and as a consequence no one was allowed in the court room yesterday except the jurors, officers of the court, attorneys and one or two newspaper men who 4 happened to drop in. The last named contingent were obliged to "drop in" as the clerk of the court denied them the privilege of ascend ing his spiral staircase, even after they had informed him that Judge Loud had directed them to be admit ted, or rather, that the court had stated to them that the order exclud ing the public did not apply to news- 4 paper men. Mr. Hathhorn, counsel for the de fendant, performed a signal service in the interests of public decency, be fore the first witness was called to the stand. He arose and announced to the court that his client would waive the constitutional privilege of a pub lic trial, and that he did so to prevent 4 the wholesale spread of the salacious testimony that would undoubtedly be drawn out in the case. He referred especially to young people who might throng to the court room in case the trial was public, and in closing he urged that the waiver be accepted I and the doors closed against the pub lic. Judge Loud very readily accep ted Mr. Hathhorn's motion and sug gestion and the room was cleared of all spectators. The first witness calleu was the young woman in the case who was on the stand until after the noon ad journment. She stated, in substance, I the same alleged facts that she testi fied to in the preliminary examina- 1 tion. She was followed on tne stand by her stepmother, Mrs. W. C. Mullin, and later by her father and two other witnesses, after which the state closed. Mr. Hathhorn subjected the A . ..z- ^ -- 1 .z#.. .. •. . .. ^,, k two principal witnesses to a searcn ing cross-examination. Four witnesses were called for the defense before the final adjournment of the day two of whom were used to show that the young woman was well aware that the defendant was a mar ried man during the period of her ac quaintanceship wlta him. The testi mony of these witnesses was very clear on that point. It is likely that the defense will have several other witnesses this fore noon, after which the case will go to the jury. Allowing some time for the presentation of instructions and the argument it is likely to be some time during the afternoon before the jury is given the case. The action of Mr. Hathhorn in waiving a public trial and of Judge Loud in excluding the public from the court room, the latter made possible by Mr. Hathhorn's waiver, is strongly commended by the best citizens of the community. LOOKS GOOD TO HIM. C. R. Watkins of Cody Thinks Billings Is the Coming Town. From Thursday's Daily. C. R. Watkins of Cody, arrived in the city yesterday morning and will probably spend a week visiting friends. Mr. Watkins is one of the old time stock men of the country and has numerous acquaintances here. He says that Cody is enjoying a veritable boom and that real estate prices have ad vanced there enormously within the past six months. The boom started on the'strength of the big canal that the government is building out of the Shoshone canyon west of that city, which will irrigate an immense terri tory east of Cody, in the basin of the Big Horn. At the present time Cody Is the headquarters of the con tractors who are puting in the great dam, as well as the contractors who are boring the Corbet tunnel 10 miles east of the town. "Billings shows -evidences. of good, substantial growth," said Mr. Watkins, "and 'I believe it is the town to tie to. While real estate is considered pretty high here at the present time, still I believe that there is money in it, even now. It is not as high here as over in Cody, and here you have a number of great improvements in view that are bound to keep the city mov ing upward for an indefinite period. Travelling men all over the country are talking of the future prospects of Billngs and I believe it is destined to become the central wholesale point for an immense territory. PROFIT IN SUGAR BEETS. Bank Cashier Cites Case in Bingham County, Idaho. From Thursday's Daily. In speaking of the value of the beet sugar industry to farmers, Cash ier George M. Cannon of Zion's Sav ings Bank & Trust company, cites a case that came under his personal ob servation, says the Deseret Evening News. A few years ago, a resident of Bountiful, Davis county, Utah, wanted a farm for his sons who preferred to open up new fields, and accordingly bought for them a lot of fine land near Iona, Bingham county, Idaho, for $3,500. A year or two later, the Idaho Sugar company built its factory within four miles of the farm pur chased. Much of the land on this farm was in alfalfa and therefore in first class condition for raising sugar beets. The young men on the farm how ever, did not seem to realize the greater profit per acre obtainable from beet raising, and preferred the more simple hay crop because so much more easily handled, and be cause practically all the labor could be done by the owners personally. Superintendent Mark Austin, after repeated efforts to induce the owners to cultivate beets, concluded that an object lesson was needed, and there fore, leased nearly the entire tract heretofore in alfalfa, and prepared it for beets the next year. In the mean time an adjacent farm prepared this same way the previous year, began to harvest its beets. The yield so far surpassed in net profits what farmers generally had anticipated tnat the owners of the farm just prepared for next year's beet crop, approached Mr. Austin to learn upon what terms he would surrender his lease. He re plied that his purpose had been to in duce them and their neighbors to plant beets, and that if this purpose had been effected, he would surrender his lease to them upon payment of actual costs. This amount they paid and this year planted 54 acres in sugar beets contracting with Japs to perform the hand labor, they them selves doing the team work. The beets have just been harvested and yielded an average of 16 tons per acre, for which $3,888 in cash was paid the farmers. From this had to be deducted about $1,188 paid the Japs, leaving the farmers $2,700 for their labor. It is scarcely necessary to say that under these circumstances the farm for which they paid $3,500 could be readily sold for over $10,000. BROKE HIS LEG. Serious Accident Befalls a Member of the School Board. From Thursday's Daily. Fred S. Mills, the contractor, is laid up at his home in South Twenty eighth street, suffering from a broken leg and a badly sprained ankle. Mr. Mills is a member of the school board and he met with the accident while en route home from a meeting of the board, Monday night. The sidewalk for a portion of the distance he travelled while en route home was covered with ice and he sustained a severe fall by reason thereof. One of his legs was fractured at a point a few inches above the ankle and the ankle of the other limb was badly sprained. The accident occurred near Mr. Mills' home and he managed to reach the house when a doctor was sum moned and his injuries were attended to. It is likely that he will be laid up several weeks on account of the factured limb. "HUMAN HEARTS" GOOD. Nankeville's Company Gave Excellent Satisfaction. From Thursday's Daily. A fair sized audience greeted 'W. E. Nankeville's company in its presenta tion of "Human Hearts" at the opera house last night. William Franklin Riley was the manager of the company appearing here and Mr. Riley has selected a very talented list of actors and act resses for his cast. The scene of the play is laid in Arkansas and the prin cipals were strictly in Arkansas style both in their dialect and acting. The play was much better and the cast much stronger than had been expec ted and the audience was agreeably surpirsed. STRANDED. ON ROCKY SHORE STEAMER VALENCIA GOES A SHORE DURING HEAVY FOG. MANY LIVES IN DANGER Vessel Pounding to Pieces Against. Face of High Cliff with Escape Cut. Off for Those Aboard. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 23.-The steam er Valencia, which was en route from San Francisco with 94 passengers and crew of 60, went ashore last night in a thick fog on the Vancouver island coast near Cloose, about 65 miles from here, and a large number of persons. were drowned while attempting to leave the ship. The steamer is on the rocks against a high cliff and is likely to go to pieces at any time. One of the boat crews reached Cape Beale at 3 o'clock this afternoon and nine men got ashore near the telegraph hut, about 15 miles from the light house. Two men pas sengers are on the face of the cliff near which the steamer went ashore, and cannot get up the cliff nor return to the wreck. They probably will be rescued when the tide is high. The survivors report terrible scenes. One woman dropped her child into the sea while trying to hand it to her hus band, who was in one of the boats. When the boat's crew left there was a little boy running about the deck cry ing for his mother, who was among the drowned. It is eblieved there are still about 125 persons on the wreck, with almost certain death staring them in the face. The steamer Queen which arrived here at 4 o'clock from San Francisco landed her passengers and left at once for the scene of the wreck. The steam er Queen City left at 7 o'clock on her regular coast trip and should reach the scene of the wreck in about two hours. The meteorological station reports that a gale had been in progress on the island coast for the past two days. Off Vancouver island a velocity of 40 miles per hour was reported. A trb mendous sea sweeps in on the rocks near Cape Beale in heavy weather, with high breakers. The survivors of the Valencia Who reached Cape Beale in one of the ves sel's boats were T. J. McCarthy, boat swain; Charles Brown, Thomas Shields, John Monk, W. Goslin and T. DIIIzIlu, JUIIn IVIUIIK, VV. u0Si1ln ana 1 . Lampson. LITTLE BOY IS A HERO Nine-Year-Old Charles Gear Saves Three Lives Imperilled in Burning Cuilding, Then Extinguishes Fire. Menashwa, Wis., Jan. 23.-Left alone with two small children aged two and four years, and his invalid grandfather, 90 years of age, while his parents drove to the city, Charles Gear, aged nine years, saved the lives of every inmate of the house. Shortly after they were left alone a kerosene lamp in the second story of the house exploded and the flames spread about the room. The boy car ried the two small children down stairs and into the open air and then returned and aroused his grandfather from his slumber, after which he re turned to the second floor and ex tinguished the flames with clothes from a nearby bed. (First Publication Jan. 12, 1906.-9w) Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Notcie for Publication. 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 S% NWY4 and S3 NE% 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. 19th 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, 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. M. R. WILSON, Register.