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BILLINGS In burnt leather; new goods; big variety. Just the thing for Easter gifts at Holmes & Rixon's DRUGGISTS BILLINGS LUMBER CO. NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot) Building Material of Every Description. Agents for Carney Coal. RIIGHT PRICES. H. J. THOMPSON, Manager. Finest $otel in the Yellowstone Valley . . . The Grand Geo. F. Bennighoff, Prop. ON APPLICATION. illings, mont ILOCAL AND PERSONAL R. T. Cushing of Milwaukee, regis tered in the city yesterday. W. L. Stowers of Butte is spending a few days here on business. C. C. Thompson of Bridger was a visitor in the city yesterday. Ed. F. Murphy of Butte, was among the arrivals in the city yesterday. E. M. Huff, a business man of For syth, spent last night in the city. E. P. Mildred of Spokane was here yesterday on a regular busines trip. W. L. Stowers of Butte was among the arrivals here yesterday morning. A. D. McDougal of Milwaukee is spending a few days here on business. Thomas Allen of Butte was among the visitors who registered here yes terday. C. P. Fraser of Helena spent yester day in town looking after business matters. Guy Emerson of Cody, Wyo., is spending a few days with friends in Billings. E. Hudson, a well known resident of Joliet, spent yesterday in the city on business. R. G. Mitchell of Denver, arrived here on yesterday morning's Burling ton train. L. R. Howell of LaCrosse, Wis., is spending a few days here looking over the country. John C. Robey of Helena arrived in the city yesterday morning on a short business trip. F. J. Kasper of Omaha is spending a few days here among friends and bus iness associates. John H. Schroeder of the Lake Ba sin, arrived in the city yesterday, on a short business trip. Jerry W. Farrell, manager of the Joliet Trading company, was a visitor in the city last night. Miss Maude Abercrombie of Red Lodge, arrived in the city last night ont a visit to friends. A. P. Moran and wife of Winston, were among the visitors who register ed in the city, yesterday. Mrs. K. L. Potter of Helena arrived here yesterday morning and spent the day with friends in the city. Mrs. Lee Stephens of Rosebud came to Billings yesterday and will spend several days with friends here. Harry Groves, city attorney, has re turned from a ten-days' business trip to Meagher and Fergus counties. W. R. Woodson and wife came in from Flatwillow, yesterday, and will spend a few days with friends in the city. J. B. Monroe, a cattle man of Cascade county, is spending a fear days here on business in the district court. F. J. Piper, one of the contractors on the Huntley reclamation project spent yesterday in the city on business for his company. J. J. Patterson of Great Falls, who is interested in cattle feeding in east ern Montana, is spending a few days here on business. An examination of applicants for teachers' certificates will be held at the office of Mrs. M. M. Strang, county school superintendent, on the 27th inst. A large party of gypsies is camped on 'the flats east of the city and the men are employed in swapping horses and the women in telling fortunes, as usual. C. Bosserman of Denver was among the visitors who arrived in the city yesterday. Mr. Bosserman is think ing of becoming a permanent resident of Montana. L. R. Abbott, local agent for the Big Horn realty company, went to Cody and other points in the Big Horn basin last night, in charge of a party of pros pective land buyers. Gus Applegate and W. H. Pollerlin arrived here yesterday from Ottumwa, and will look over the farm lands in the vicinity of the city with the view of making some investments. C. D. Prather of the Musselshell country, who has been spending sev eral days here on business, started out for his ranch yesterday, taking with him a large band of sheep for summer grazing. D. A. Mcintosh, a member of the firm of McIntosh Bros., of Miles City, who have secured some large grading contracts on the Milwaukee road, spent yesterday and last night in the city. Charles Mossman of What Cheer, Iowa, was among the visitors who reg istered here yesterday. Mr.' Mossman expects to remain here several days, looking at lands in the neighborhood of Billings. I. D. O'Donnell has been ailing for the past three days, having contracted a severe cold the first of the week. He was able to be at his office a short time yesterday, however, and is slow ly improving. John T. Murphy, the well known Helena capitalist, came down from the capital city, yesterday. He will spend several days in this part of the state and will attend the stock meet ing at Miles City next week. The air brake instruction car of the Northern Pacifl company is stationed in Billings a few days and the men on the two mail 4ine divisions, and the • i , employes who are engaged on the Red Lodge and Bridger branches, are tak ing a course of. instruction: in the science. John M. Burk of Anaconda, owner of a string of thorougbred race horses, was here yesterday making arrange ments with the officials of the Billings fair association to enter a number of his horses in next fall's races. David Rea of Fargo, brother to Will Rea, the well known sheep buyer and feeder, and a member of the firm of Rea Brs., is spending a few days aore on business connected with his firm's interests in eastern Montana. A. S. Robinson, who has been spend ing the past two weeks in the city,. having formerly been employed with a corps of Milwaukee engineers in the Musselshell country, went to Kansas City last night, where he will spend two weeks with his parents. He ex pects to return here and make this city his future home. SORT-VIT IS A FREE MAN. Judge Loud Orders His Discharge Af ter Hearing Evidence. The habeas corpus proceedings in relation tq Carl T. Sorvit was brought up in the district court at 10 o'clock yesterday morning and the hearing on the application was continued until 2 o'clock for the reason that no re turn had been made on the order made by the court the previous day. At 2 o'clock the hearing was again called, the proper return having been made, and after hearing the evidence adduced by the petitioners' attorney, Judge Loud ordered that the writ become effective and -that the prison er, Sortvit, be discharged from cus tody. There was report started to the effect that Sortvit had immediately been re-arrested by Sheriff Adams af ter he was released, but the sheriff stated that such was not the case. From the appearance of matters at the present it looks as if Sheriff Pet erson will be compelled to return to Minnesota without his prisoner, un less another charge is brought against him there. In the case of Neary against the Northern Pacific Railway company and others, on motion of the attorney for the defendants and by consent the hearing of the motion to strike cer tain parts of the complaint is vacated and -the hearing of the case is re-set for April 23, 1906. The above comprises all of the busi ness done in court yesterday, other than that transacted in the grand jury room. Later-Late last night, after a con ference with Sheriff Adams, Sortvit agreed to accompany Sheriff Peterson back to Minnesota without waiting for requisition papers, and he left here at 1:15 this morning in company with that officer. He expressed a willing ness to go back and marry the girl he had wronged. AN UNFORTUNATE WOMAN. Mrs. Pring Is Taken to Jail On In sanity Charge. Mrs. Ann Eliza Pring, a widow lady who has been living with her little family of children in north Twenty seventh street for the past two years, was taken to the county jail by two of ficers of the sheriff's office, yesterday afternoon, a raving maniac. For some time her friends have no ticed that Mrs. Pring was not in a sound mental condition and during the past three or four days she has been quite violent at times. Yesterday Doctor Rinehart called at her house to examine her as to her mental condi tion and she assaulted him. He at once reported the case to the sheriff's office and Deputy Lavelle and another officer were sent for her. They took a hack in which to convey her to the jail, and she fought the officers all the way to the jail. Some time ago Mrs. Pring's little son, Ernst, a newsboy in the employ of this paper, was run over by a heavily loaded wagon on the streets and for some time it was thought he would not recover. This trouble, coupled with her struggle to maintain an existence for herself and children, may have brought on the present un fortunate condition of the poor wo man. She will be tried on the. insan ity charge before Chairman Parker of the board of county commissioners. gBID WAS REJECTED. Postoffice Department Turns Down an Offer on Star Route. There is some danger that the mail stage line that is now being operated between this city and Great Falls, by the way of the Musselshell crossing, may be discontinued temporarily for lack of a contractor to perform the service. Since the line was instituted the contract has been held by W. C. Do herty of Great Falls, and regular daily stage service has been maintained over the line, much to the convenience of many mail communities lying be tween this city and the northern end of the route. Recently Mr. Doherty submitted a bid for a new contract and it was rejected as too high by the government. As there are no other bidders in sight it is feared that the service may be discontinued. BOYS GIVEN PRIZES. Cassius White Walked Away With Two-Other Boys Good Rustlers. The committee to whom was assign ed the duty of awarding the prizes of fered to the boy solicitors fbr the Y. M. C. A. building fund performed that duty, yesterday, and the lucky young gentlemen who were entitled by their hard work and rustling qualities to the rewards were designated as fol lows: Boys from 10 to 11-Pair of tennis shoes, Henry Prince. Boys from 12 to 14-First prize, a swimming suit, Bert Rails; second prize, pair of tennis shoes, Bruce Jacobson; third prize, pair of tennis shoes, Ogden Beeman. Boys from 15 to 16-First prize, pair of Albin's best shoes, Cassius White. Second prize, one year's membership in the Y. M. C. A., Thomas Bouton. Third prize, the same, Cassius White. FOR GRAVITY -SYSTEM. It Is Stated that the City Engineers Are Making Surveys. It was stated yesterday that a corps of engineers employed by the city and working under the direction of Henry Gerharz, city engineer, is at work sur veying the route for the proposed gravity system of water works for the city. The surveyors were working in the neighborhood of the Kyes ranch a few days ago, and the object of the sur vey is no doubt to ascertain the cost of a right of way for the pipe line that is to convey the water from some point on the river, many miles above, to the reservoir site north of the city. None of the members of the special water committee could be found last evening and confirmation of the re ported object of the surveys could not be secured. Low Priced Atlas. An up-to-date atlas of the north ,west and the orient for $1.00. The Northern Pacific Railway company sends an atlas of the northwest, very complete in detail, to anyone upon receipt of price named. This is a recent compilation and data, maps, illustrations, etc., are re liable and from best sources. A. M. CLFILAND, General Passenger Agent. St. Paul, Minn. EASTER CELEBRATION At McCormick's Friday AND Saturday Most elaborate display of Fashionable Things to Wear you ever gazed upon. Bright concep tions carefully gathered in the Far Away Fashion Centers of the World and brought here for your approval-and it will be a hearty one. The assemblage represents a most pronounced showing of Correct and Proper Styles and our regular prices are always lower than advertised specials elsewhere. No Store is better equipped to serve you than this. That will be your unchangeable opinion after you have visited .The Easter Show Here. Beautiful Millinery Correctly Tailored and Most Magnificently Made Garments for Women, Girls, Men and Boys. A procession of style triumphs conspicuous in the world of fashion today-things. the leaders created-that so many attempt to follow after. Our prices elsewhere, perhaps, but not for our class of goods. If you want to be sure of the difference visit the other places, THEN COME HERE. HANDSOME HAND PAINTED SOUVENIRS DISTRIBUTED FREE ALL DAY SATURDAY Splendid Easter presents for ladies. We want you all to have one. oILL/NG5,MON7vr CHAPPLE'8 I CHAPPLE'8 I CHAPPLE'8 r Do You K(o dak? If you are not one of the lucky ones who have an Album full of pic tures from last year, worth their weight in gold to the happy owner, you will be one this year * * * * We have a splendid 1906 line of Ko o daks in all sizes and prices, and a line of supplies that will make the Kodaker ul break the Tenth Commandment. 0. Best get a Ko o I " DAK "You can (iet It at Chapple's" SCHAPPLE'S Watch for Our Next Ad. CHAPPLE'S PAID-UP CAPITAL ; - - $ 150,000 SURPLUS - - - - - 30,000 DEPOSITS DI-ECT RS 1,760,o00 DIRECTORS: P. B. MOSS, J. B. ARNOLD, JOS. ZIMMERMANN, M. A. ARNOLD, 8. G. REYNOLDS. Transact a General Banking Business. 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