LOCAL AND PERSONAL
From Wednesday's Daily.
J. H. Sally of Livingston registered
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
P. J. Thomas of Twin Bridges is
here on business connected with buy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
L. H. Van Dyke of Gardiner was
among the visitors who registered
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
R. J. Phelps of Carbon Cliff, Ill., is
spending a few days here inspecting
bargains in farm lands and other real
H. W. Smythe the Musselchell
horse buyer and shipper came into
town Tuesday evening on a short busi
Miss Amy Bennighoff returned
home yesterday morning from a brief
visit with her sister, Mrs. W. J. Cruse
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'Mr. Dixon responded and the bill
was placed before the house and was
passed by that body by a unanimous
The bill will probably come up be
fore the Senate in a very short time.
DEAD GAME SPORTS.
Bet Big Money Whether Frozen Fish
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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two principal witnesses to a searcn
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
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
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
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
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
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
"HUMAN HEARTS" GOOD.
Nankeville's Company Gave Excellent
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
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
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 .
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
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-described lands are
requested to file their claims in this
office on or before said 19th day of
M. R. WILSON,
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