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THE ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALE OF CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS Seiling Begins Saturday Morning and Continues 30 Days $18.00 MEN'S HIGH GRADE SUITS ON SALE AT $12.95 Men's High Class Suits, materials are fancy hard finished worsteds, velour cassimeres, English cheviots in light and dark colorings, greys, browns, designs are clever stripes, Saratoga and Club checks, invisable plaids. overplaids and fancy mixtures; they come single or double breast ed style, all have hand padded shoulders, hand made collars and button holes, lined $12.9 with sturdy reliable linings; actual $18.00 garments-Special ... . . . . .. $20.00 Men's Suits, Special $15.35 $22.50 Men's Suits, Special $17.95 $25.00 Men's Suits, Special $19.90 . $35.00 Men's Suits, Special $27.50 $2.50 Men's Trousers, Special $1.98 $2.00. Men's Hats, Special $1.59 $2.00 Fancy, vests, Special $1.48 15c Men's Handkerchiefs, Special 8c 10c Canvas Gloves, Special 5c $3.00 Men's Hats, Special $2.29 75c Men's Underwear, Special 48c $1.50 Men's Underwear, Special $1.19 $1.25 Men's Underwear, Special 97c $1.75 Men's Wool Sweaters, Special $1.19 75c Men's Work Shirts, Special 49c $1.00 Men's Night Shirts, Special 59c 25c Men's Wool lose, Special 15c 50c Wool Mitts or Gloves, Special 29c 50c Men's Suspenders, Special 29c $1.50 Men's Silk Mumlers, Special $1.19 $2.50 Men's Underwear, Special $1.90 15c Black Cotton Hlose, Special l0c 4 _______ A FEW CHANGES AT COURT HOUSE NEW SHERIFF, ASSESSOR, SUR VEYOR AND COUNTY CLERK. SMITH IS CORONER Board of Commissioners Elect C. H. Newman Chairman-Appove Ap pointment of a Number of Deputies -C. A. Taylor Deputy Attorney. Changes were made in a number of county offices yesterday. James T. Webb succeeded William P. Adams as sheriff. Ira L. Whitney assumed the duties of county clerk and re corder, succeeding John W. Fish. Henry Gerharz became county sur veyor in the place of A. A. Morris, who is now a member of the Montana legislature from Yellowstone county. A. 2. Smith took the place of W. A. Evans in the assessor's office, and G. Herman Smith was sworn in as coroner, being the successor of Doc tor Rinehart. The new board of commissioners was organized by the election of C. H. Newman as chairman. All of the members were present, including Mr. Newman, who was elected to the two year term; M. W. Cramer, member for the four-year term, and G. F. Burla, who was chosen for the long term of six years. The new clerk and recorder, Mr. Whitney, was also pres ent and kept the minutes of the ses sion. The following appointments were presented and approved by the board: Deputies Named. Deputies named by Sheriff Webb: Under sheriff, George W. Hubbard; deputy sheriff and jailer, Stone Mat lock; deputy sheriff, without salary, C. D. Long, who is also state stock inspector; deputy sheriff at Colum bus, C. E. Davidson; deputy sheriff at Musselshell, William N. Taylor. Appointed by Clerk Whitney: Chief deputy, A. B. Renick; deputy, Roscoe F. Allen. Named by County Attorney Wilson: Deputy, Charles A. Taylor. The latter appointment was al lowed because Mr. Wilson represented to the board that he needed a deputy. The business of the county attorney's offie has increased to such an extent that the services of an assistant can be proatably used and this led to the request. Mr. Taylor is not only a youag attorney of ability, but an ex part, stenographer. He has been in OQ F. Goddard's office for the past five Sonjats. It is believed that Mr. Tay lor will be a valuable addition to Mr. WUgoR4b legal staf. s rr Retires. D'he.a W tpuiut of a deputy in the 0oqat attra~rse oflee nebessitated the , tof Rt A. Burr as stenog rapher, as Mr. Taylor will fill both positions. Mr. Burr is a most com petent man in his line of work. He has gained many friends during his connection with the office. INJURIES ARE SEVERE Switchman Frank Manley Hurt in a Peculiar Manner While Performing His Duties Yesterday Morning. While engaged in his duties as switchman in the local yards early yesterday morning Frank Manley was caught between a switch engine and a freight car. He received injuries which will in all probability cost him his life. Manley attempted to make a couple, when he noticed that one of the knuckles, which are used for coupling purposes, was gone, and it was when he was attempting to fix this, that for some unknown cause, the switch engine backed into the car, catching him in such a condition that the flesh if his abd&."en was split for several inches. He also received a number of injuries on the head. Physicians were called as quickly as possible and his injuries were at tended to, while later in the day Man ley was sent to the company's hospital at Missoula for treatment. The case will be investigated by the railroad officials. TRIED TO HIT LAVELLE Samuel Bundock Swings at the Deputy Sheriff in Jail But Failed to do any Damage. While checking up the names of prisoners at the county jail yesterday morning with Sheriff Webb, who had just been sworn into office, Deputy Sheriff Lavelle was attacked by Sam uel Bundock, the unfortunate civil en gineer who was arrested last Saturday on an insanity charge. Bundock ap parently took offense at the mention of his name and he tried to reach the officer with rights and lefts, which, however, failed to land with any ef fect. Bundock was quickly overpowred and placed in a cell where he could do no harm., Bundock is believed to be mentally unbalanced, and his condition will be investigated. He has spent five years in the state insane asylum at Warm Springs. OPERATOR IS BLAMED. Butte, Mont., Jan. 7.-A Miner spe cial from Livingston states that Opera tor Brady has been placed under ar rest, charged with the responsibility for the ,recent wreck on the Northern Pacific at Coalspur east of.Livingston, in which two lives were lost. The o'roner's jury found that Brady was blamed because he had permitted two trains to enter the block at oze time. LONG DISTANCE FOR BILLINGS INDEPENDENT LINES TO OPE RATE WITH MUTUAL COMPANY. MANAGER LANE HERE Says Arrangement Has Been Made For First-Class Service in a Short Time With all Important Points in Montana and Elsewhere. Arrangements will be made for a long distance connection with the Mu tual Telephone company. T. S. Lane, general manager of the mviontana Inde pendent Telephone company, has been in the city for several days, during I which time he has had a number of conferences with P. B. Moss, president of the Mutual. To a Gazette representative who in terv~iewed him on the subject, Mr. Lane said his company was building a tel ephone system which, when completed, would cover all the important points in this state and would compete with the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone com pany for local and long distance busi ness. ?n Butte the work of construc tion is progressing as rapidly as possi ble. The Independent company is erecting a $35,000 building that city, in which headquarters will be main tained for the active operations in Montana. -sue Independent subscrib ers in Butte already number 2,300 and the list is growing daily. Mr. Lane said the company expected to expend at least $1,500,000 in the state during the present year. To Extend Toll Lines. "We have entered into an arrange ment with the Mutual Telephone com pany of Billings and with the Home Telephone company of Livingston to extend our toll lines east to Boze man," said Mr. Lane. "The Home company of Livingston has recently established its system and is now in operation. "The Mutual company has extended its copper toll lines west, so that with in 30 days a toll service will be es tablished as far west as Livingston, and in the spring this service will ex tend into Butte and other western points. This arrangement for toll ser vice is of great importance both for the Billings company and ourselves as it provides facilities for independent toll users in large sections of the coun try which heretofore has been entirely dependent upon the long distance ser vice of the local Bell company." The directors of the Montana Inde pendent Telephone company are as follows: W. G. Conrad, president of t the Conrad Banking company, Great i l'alls; A. -. Davis, president of the I First National bank, Butte; M. S. Lar gey, president of the State Savings bank, Butte; kI. A. Galway, general manager of the Parrot Mining com pany, Butte; Thomas Couch, Jr., Great Falls; C. J. Kelly, treasurer of the Hennessy Mercantile company, Butte; u. F. Kelly, attorney for the Amal gamated Copper company, Butte; H. B. Brown, Butte; Elmer B. Jones, Salt Lake City; Goo. T. O'Dell, Salt Lake City; T. S. Lane, Butte. COLUMBUS TEAM WINS High School Debaters Awarded De cision on Question of Government Ownership of Railroads. "Resolved, That the United States Goverment Should Own and Control the Railroads of the Country," was the question argued at Columbus last Sat urday night by teams representing the high schools of Columbus and Red Lodge. The judges selected for the occasion decided that the affirmative had the best of the argument. On the affirmative side of the ques tion were Charles Fraser, Lillian Hedges and Clifford Ross of the Co lumbus school, while Carroll Allen, Bertha Leverich and Harry Owens represented the Red Lodge school on the negative end of the argument. The debate scheduled for Saturday night between teams from Miles City and the Billings high schools was postpones one week. WEDDING BELLS RING Roy V. Linton Surprises His Friends -Wedded on Pacific Coast Recently to Old Time Sweetheart. Roy V. Linton returned yesterday from the Pacific coast where he went some time ago and surprised all of his friends in this city by announcing that the handsome young lady that accom panied him was his wife and that they had recently been married at the home of the bride's parents in Spokane. The bride, Miss Veva Luderman, for merly lived in this city and the young couple have been sweethearts ever since they went to school together. The happy couple will make their fu ture home in this city. OFFICERS INSTALLED Two Odd Fellow Lodges of Billings Hold Interesting Ceremonies-En joyable Social Session Follows. Star lodge No. 4, I. O. O. F., of Bill ings last night installed its officers for the ensuing terms, as follows: Henry White, N. G.; Henry Klenck, V. G.; E. W. Cotton, secretary, A. V. Cardwell, treasurer. At the close of the installation cere monies an oyster supper was served, Eureka lodge No. 69, Y. O. O. F., installed its officers last Friday night. NEW TEACHERS FOR SCHOOLS NUMBER ARRIVE YESTERDAY FROM THE EAST. NEW BUILDING READY McKinley School Will Open Its Doors on Monday, January 22, for Recep tion of Scholars-Over 1,400 Pupils Now Attending City Schools. The new McKinley school building, on the north side, will open its doors on Monday morning, January 21, for the first time. The building is now completed, with the exception of a few minor details, and these are being added as rapidly as possible for the benefit of the children who now live in that vicinity. When the big doors of the new building are opened the pupils will find several new teachers in charge of the different grades. They were selected some time ago by the board of trus tees and many are now in the city, while others are expected within the next few days. Among the new teach ers are Mr. Snyder of Indiana, who will be an assistant superintendent. He will also teach English and his tory in the high school. F. C. Morris if Quincy, Ill., will have charge of the commercial department, while Miss McCrae of New York will look after the sixth A and seventh B classes. Miss Powell of Dickinson. N. D., will teach the fourth grade, while Miss Snyder, a recent arrival from Minne sota, will be in charge of the inter ests of the third grade. Miss Oliver of Edgerton, Wis., is coming here for the purpose of teaching the third grade in the new building. Pupils Are Increasing. "At the present time the schools of the city have over 1,400 pupils on the rolls and the list is constantly growing all of the time," said Su perintendent Brother yesterday, while talking of the school situation. "New pupils are being added daily and for the past month nearly all of the in crease has been coming from the state of Colorado, which is a very clear in dication that hundreds of people from that state have come to this city to make their homes here. "All of the school buildings of the city are now crowded to their fullest capacity and it will not be long until the trustees for this district will be called upon to erect a new school i building larger than all of the rest foi the accommodation of the school chil dren that are now -arriving in this city from all parts of the country." The very latest designs in Ladies Engraved Calling Cards and uibesued Note Paper and UavelopSe at the Ga setts oea. APPEAL FOR MRS. MEYERS. Judge Philips of Federal District Signs Necessary Order. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 7.-Judge Philips in the United States district court today allowed an appeal to the United States supreme court from his decision rendered last week, when he denied the petition for a writ of habeas corpus sought in the case of Mrs. Ag gie Myers, under sentence of death, January 10. The attorneys for Mrs. Myers express hope that the appeal will delay the execution of the sen tence. WILEY DUE HERE TODAY Expert Coming From Boise to Investi gate the Feasibility of Establishing New Waterworks. A. J. Wiley, the expert of Boise, Idaho, who has been invited by the city councilof Billings to come here and look into the feasibility of estab lishing a new system of waterworks, wired Alderman Benninghoff yester day that he would arrive today on No. 2. Mr. Wiley is one of the beat known civil engineers of the west, Whose opinion on irrigation projects and various engineering schemes is constantly sought. Engineer Wiley is expected to re main in Billings for several days, dur ing which time he will investigate conditions involving the question of. putting in a system of waterworks un der the direction of the municipality. The city council will hold a special meeting tonight for the purpose of transacting such busines as would have come before that body last Tues day evening but for the fact that it was a holiday and no session was held. LACKS USUAL MOTIVE Burglary at Peoria in Which Personal Property Was Not the Object of Crackamen. Peoria, Ills., Jan. 7.-The safety vault at the public library was blown open last night and all records of tie N. C. Dougherty case were stolen and afterwards burned in the furnace in the building. Dougherty, who former ly was superintendent of schools, is now in the penitentiary, and the de struction of these records may be the means of releasing his bondsmen. The police have no clew to the perpetra tors, but believe it. to have been the work of expert cracksmen, assisted by some one familiar with the build ing. Only doucments which bear on the Dougherty scandal were taken. The following is a list of Dougherty's bondsmen: Ricard A. Culler, L. F. Houghton, W. M. Benton, William H. Miller, Benjamin F. Blossom, Richard W. Kempshall, Matthias Huffman and O. J. Batley. ENDS LIFE WITH BIG REVOLVER CIVIL ENGINEER A. COSTEVAN COMMITS SUICIDE. GROWS TIREI) OF LIFE BIrws Top of Head Off While in a Despondent Mood-Coroner of Fer gus County Holds Inquest-Body Will Be Brought to Billings. Word was received in the city yes terady afternoon that A. Costevan. a civil engineer in the employ of the Milwaukee road in the vicinity of Roundup, had committed suicide there Sunday afternoon by shooting himself through the head with a 45 calibre revolver. The grime was committed in Fergus county and the coroner there was called on to investigate the matter late yesterday afternoon. From the meager details of the shooting it was learned last evening that Costevan had recently returned from an eastern trip and that since his arrival at the camp that it was noticed that he was very despondent at times and that these spells would last for several hours. He had been in charge of the work in that vicinity for some time past and was rated as a first class man in his line of business. He was about 40 years of age and from what could be learned over the telephone last evening it is believed that he is a single man, with no rela tives in this section of the country. Will Bring Body to Billings. The body will be brought to this city, where it will be prepared for burial. It is nearly 70 miles to where the deed of self-desrtuction was com mitted and the remains will not arrive here until the last of the week. Upon arrival here the body will be em balmed and held for some time, while an effort willsbe made to get into communication with friends and rela tives of the deceased. LARGE FUND FOR CHARITY. 1 Versailles, Jan. 7.-When the local authorities here took possession of the a seminary, under the church and state separation law, bonds and other secum Sities amounting to $1,000,000 were dis 1 covered in the institution. The securi ties have been taken possession of by B the municipal officers of Versailles and I will be devoted to charitable pursuits. FOLLOWS HIM TO GRAVE. B Washington, Jan. 7.-Samuel Groff, s sixty years old, who was released from the Mondsville, W. Va., penitentiary last September after serving three 1 years for complicity in the postal' I frauds, died of melancholia at his home here today.