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The Billings Gazette.
Sri x-rr _2......_. . ..... --------- - -azette Printing Company, Publishers UnI(ft fABEL Issued Seml*Weekly. TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. Subscription Rates. One year, in advance............ ;3.00 Six months .....................1.50 Intered at the Billings Postoffice as second Class Miatter. Tuesday, February 25, 1907. HILL'S DISCORDANT NOTE. Despite that he is one of the men who have shared more than generously in the wave of prosperity now passing over the country, President Hill of the Great Northern and numerous other roads, cannot refrain whenever oportunity presents itself from sound. ing a note of discord. In spite of the continued evidence of good times and abounding plenty, he indulges in pessi mistic forebodings and prophecies of coming evil. Just now he professes to hear the sound of the breakers upon which the good ship prosperity is go ing to be wrecked. As yet the noise is indistinct and amounts to but little more than a mere echo, still he is cer tain we are drifting upon the rocks pnd that the crash is much nearer than most of us ,think. So firm is he in his belief that in an interview a few days ago he said the companies in which he is interested have given up all notion of expanding in order to keep pace with the existing demand for greater and better transportation facilities and will do no more than complete the work now under way. While he hesitates to call it a reces sion in business, he says a process of drawing in is under way and that greater economy is being manifested in many lines. The railroads are plac ing fewer orders for equipment and curtailing expenses in every way, he tells us, and then adds that the first tendency is toward the "curtailment of luxuries." This is to'be followed by a falling off in the amount of manu factured articles until eventually many men now profitably employed will find themselves out of work. In looking over the future, Mr. Hill (thinks the year 1908 may be a hard one, basing this assumption upon the different rea sons given by him. Mr. Hill may be right, and all the others wrong, but the people will be found slow to accept his predictions of a reaction. He has made too many of them. Furthermore, a large per centage of the public have arrived at the conclusion that behind them is a selfish motive. They do not charge him with entertaining desires for a panic, for stagnation in business or financial dsaster, but they do believe that he wants to create a scare that will cause a letup on activity in the direction of railway regulation and legislation. He does not like the wray matters are going and very naturally wants to db something to cause a change of sentiment. Mr. Hill is no torlous for his love of cheap things. iHe 'dislikes the protective tariff because he says it has a tendency to keep up prices and make labor scarce and inde pendent. He manages his railroads with a regard for economy that amounts to penuriousness and contin ually scolds the people because they are not satisfied with what he gives them in return for their money. Hold ing to these things, he sees only waste fulness and extravagance all about him and predicts ruin and disaster where others behold orderly regulation of events in keeping with the new era upon which we have entered. DRAIN THE PONDS. Having adopted an ordinance look ing to the maintenance of cleaner premises by householders, the city should now set an example in the di rection of greater cleanliness and or der by doing something itself in the way of adding to the appearance of things generally. The numerous mud holes and swails which are permitted ,to exist in many of the streets are neither beautiful to behold nor are they conducive to health or comfort. They will undoubtedly dry up in time, but at this season the process of evap oration is slow, and nature should be given some assistance. It may be impracticable to clear the streets of imud, but it is certainly feasible to drain the ponds which line so many of them. This could be done at small expense and to good advantage to the streets, as it would result in causing them to become dry all ,the sooner. A TAINTED DIPLOMAT. Having been instrumental in avert ing civil war and by exercising a con ciliatory spirit and making concessions that must have cost him much in the way of humbled pride prevented a war between the United States and Japan, Mayor Schmitz has left the national capital and returned to San Francisco. Now it will probably be in order to re sume events there in which the dis tinguished diplomat and executive fig ures to a degree that has given him as much prominence as his visit to Wash ington and its results. Great as undoubtedly is the service he rendered his city, state and the na tion by his action in the Japanese school question, it is hardly to-be sup pqsed that in gratitude for what he .*c.gmplshed for them, the people of San FJapolsceo, that 1t the better ele ment among them, will consent to dis miss the proceedings pending against him in the courts there. The indict ments against him and his coadjutor, .the Hon. "Abe" Reuf, still stand and the charges that they waxed and grew rich by blttckmailing and graftiig the proprietors. of low resorts have not yet been disproved. What is more, no serious attempt has been made by either of the couple to disprove them. Notwithstanding their continued pro testations of innocence and impecca bility, they have availed themselves of every technicality shrewd lawyers wronged men. It is contemplation of this that causes many people to ponder on the queer way some things are done in this country. True it is that the law presumes every man. innocent until proved guilty, still it must look strange to the rest of the world to see a man under indictment for felony summoned to the seat of the national govern ment to take part in a conference in volving matters of international ilnm portonce andt upon the conclusion of which may depend war between two nations. Probably had a similar incident arisen in any of the Euro pean countries sonme way would have been found to leave the mayor out and another man would have been chosen to represent the city's side to the controversy, for they do things differently over there and are greater sticklers for the conven'tionalities. OfI course, simply because Schmitz hap pens to be under a cloud more or less dark prolbably did not lessen his value as a diplomat, and in the esti mation of some people the unfortunate circumstance in his career should not be permitted to enter into considera tion of the great good he did, but for all that, as one newspaper, comment ing on the affair, 'puts it, "it jars the solemnity of the occasion." BISHOP RIORDAN AND THE JAPS. Good Archbishop Rordan of San Francisco is quoted as sayirg the president made a mistake waers he settled the Japanese school question on the basis accepted by Mayorl Schmitz and the board of education of the California city. According to the bishop's way of thinking the pub lic should not be called upon to fur nish schools in any form for thel children of Japanese parents. He says the people of Japan do not come here with the intention of remain ing and that they have no desire to become citizens, being simply birds of passage who alight for a while and then return whence they came. Fur thermore he declares their ideals and morals are different, and finally says "let them provide schools for them selves." 'The latter part of the statement attributed to his grace is hardly to be expected from such a source. Admitting that what he has to say concerning the Japanese is true in all respects, the fact remains that the state owes a certain duty to their children. Conceding it not to be a duty to educate these offspring of alien parentage, selfishness then should prompt us to do it. Much bet ter for state, nation and community that all the various and antagonistic elements composing them be given ati least the rudiments of an education. Even though some, as in the case of the Japanese, are denied the right of citizenship, they can be made more valuable members of society by cultivating their minds and leading them along the paths that ultimately end in the adoption of those ideals and morals to which they now may be strangers. No plea is made for the unrestricted admission of Japa nese or any other class of foreigners whose presence may be regarded as a menace to any thing or any one distinctively American, but having been admitted even to a limited num ber it should be our aim to do all within our power to bend then to our inclination to make them think as we think and to conform to our notlons and live as we live. The Japaneseare notthe only aliens coming to these shores whose ideals and morals are unlike ours. The good bishop need but look around the ruins of what was once San Francisco and he will see almost countless other foreigners who are even more deficient in the requisites of American citizenship. There he will find those against whom no bar is raised, to whom the priceless boon of American citizenship is freely of fered, but who refuse to avail them selves of its rights and privileges, who have dwelt for years in the city, yet do not speak its language, care not; for the customs and man ners of its citizens, do not send their children to American schools. so that they may become assimilated with the mass of which they supposed ly form a part, or in any other way manifest that they are different than before they were permitted to land. He will find the anarchist and the revolutionist plotting against the government that shelters him and de crying the istitutions under which he has chosen to live. Their morals are certainly not our morals and their ideals are certainly not our ideals. The .Tap may be all his enemies claim, but even then he is no worse, if as bad as the thuosands of other aliens who are to be found in every one of the large cities, whether east or west. If he come here only for the purpose of amassing a competency, so does the man who pushes a fish cart about the hills of San Francis co and scours the bay for its finny denizens or in untelligible jargon dickers for the old clothes and rags that the thrifty housekeeper sells to add to her pin money. The Jap is not alone in that respect; he has many to keep him company, perhaps nowhere more than in San Francisco. After having captured a number of its cities and made big, gaping holes its army, Honduras is finally awaken ing to the fact that the Nicaraguans are not bent upon a holiday excur sion and accordingly has declared war against its neighbors. Evidently the Hondurans are not keeping them selves informed on the world's con temporaneous history, or they would have learned that it is no longer fashionable for nations to formally declare war before beginning actual hostilities. TIME TO GET BUSY. Presumably the Chamber r" Com merce, steps for the organia which were taken several weeks a5u, is still in its formative period, as nothing has been heard concerning it since the announcement of the ap pointment of a committee to prepare the necessary constitution and by laws. It is to be hoped sincerely that the good work instituted under aus pices so favorable has not been per mitted to lag and that another good resolution has gone to add to the tas selated flooring of the place said to be paved with them. Spring is now practically here and the time is at hand when all must bestir them selves if it is hoped to share in the good things promised the northwest for the coming summer. Nothing that can be undertaken for the benefit of a city is so pro ductive of good results in the way of added growth and enterprises as a well organized chamber of commerce or board of trade. It adds to the prestige of the community possess ing it and gives it a prominence hard ly to be attained in any other way. Evidence of this is manifest wherever such an organization is maintained. Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma and all the other flourishing and prosperous cit ies of the northwest owe their phe \nomenal growth and expansion to energetic bodies of business men who set out with the firm determination to accomplish something. No inland city anywhere in the west has the same inducements to offer to capital ists and the homeseeker as Billings, but people will not come here unless something is done to attract them. They must be informed of our mar velous resources awaiting intelligent exploitation to turn them into mines of money for the benefit of those having the intelligence and nerve to develop them. Every indication points to an immense immigration into the northwest this year. Bill ings should be in a position to divert some of it to itself. It will not do 10 let the tide go by another year, for it will not continue always. The pres ent is the time to act. Let the gentlemen who have the matter 'n charge bestir themselves and as sin as possibl perfect the organization, after which let all turn to and give information to the world that Bill ings is on the map and proposes t~! occupy a larger and constantly grow ing place upon it. VERSATILE MR. BAILEY. When Joseph Weldon Bailey turn ed his attention to the law, what ever may be said concerning the value of the acquisition the bar thus obtained, it cannot be denied that the stage sustained an irreparable loss. Whether as heavy villain, ranting tragedian, capering comedian, lachrymose old man or blustering bully of the melodramatic type, Mr. Bailey would have made an unbound ed success. In fact the many-sided views of his nature that have been brought out since the investigation' by the Texas legislative committee began show him capable of perform ing any part in the mimic world to which he might be assigned, even now, despite his want of training in that direction and his presumably ut ter lack of knowledge of stage craft. First we had him as the humble util ity man, who assumed little more than a "thinking part;" next he ap peared as the nonchalant villain of genteel comedy, who airly flipped the' ashes from his cigarette and sneer ingly turned upon the humble coun try lad who had the presumption to charge him with playing a double game, and insolently asking him what he was going to do about it. Throw ing off his long-tailed frock coat and donning the sweater of the bad man in the melodrama, we see him bullying and blustering and using harsh language, calling men "liars," "scoundrels" and defying them and acting the"tough"generally. Again the scene shifts and we behold him as the tearful Lear, bowed down with disappointment and inveighing against the ingratitude of the world and in particular those whom he says have deceived and betrayed him and are now persecuting him for no oth er than diabolical and malicious reasonis, ingratitude filling their hearts and fiendish malevolence up permost in their minds. Great is Bailey the versatile, cruel the fate that deprived the stage of his scin tillating, overwhelming genius. Accepting as true the statements published from Odessa, the small boy and a pistol form as deadly a combina tion in Russia as elsewhere. CONCERNING DRY FARMING. Through the courtesy of Dr. W. X. Sudduth, The Gazette last Sunday was enabled to present its readers with the first comprehensive article that has appeared in any state news paper on the subject of dry farming. Although much has been written on the question, it has all been in a general way, and while undoubtedly interesting, has possessed little ed ucational value. While modestly re fraining from telling what he has, rpon anT.i v.r' nt he intends to do this '.:.-, 1'r. S.:udduth contents him s;lf \i.: tc::lig what has been done elsewhere, notably in Oregon and Washington, by those who have found dry farming profitable. Taking his own work and the results that have followed, he shows how much better the soil and climate of Montana are adapted to the cultivation of crops after the manner of the so-called "Campbell system" than those of the western states where dry. farming may be said to have reached its highest stage of perfection. If crops can be grown to an ex tent rendering the land worth $50 to $75 an acre in a region where the only precipitation is in winter, intel ligent cultivation must certainly bring higher value to the land where the rainfall is greater and occurs dur ing the growing season, as it does in Montana. Nowhere in this state is it necessary to haul water the distance mentioned by Dr. Sudduth as regards Oregon and Washington. Either by means of reservoirs or wells water enough for domestic pur poses can be assured all the year around on almost every quarter sec tion of land in the state. Add to this the great fertility of the soil and its ease of cultivation compared with that of the two states menioned by him, and it appears at onbe that a mistake has been made in not at atempting to check the tide of immi gration ere it spent itself on the plains of Oregon and Washington, in which direction it has been heading for a score of years. It Is true that the transportation question has been a serious factor, but that is now solv ing itself and with the completion of the Billings & Northern and the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul roads an immense area that has hereto fore been practically isolated will be placed within easy and quick commu nication with marketsfor every pound of grain and produce that may be grown. Now that the danger which has threatened the eastern and northern; parts of the state-federal leasing of t he public domain-has passed, the time is at hand when advantagei should be taken of the excellent work that is being done by Dr. Sudduth and other pioneers in dry farming in Montana to interest the homeseeker and settler in this line of agriculture and make productive the millions of, acres of land hitherto regarded as' valueless. Arrangements should be made at once for means of transpor tation, so that the visitor who comes' with the idea of locating may be taken to Fairview during the coming, summer that he may see for himself what may be accomplished by har nessing intelligence and effort to gether and directing them along pro-I per channels. What is being done in the states to the west can he done in this, and much more success fully. - _ _ _ FIRED BY TRUE REFROMER'S SPIRIT. Whether Representative McManus of Silver Bow intends to run again for office, or whether in an ticipation of harder times in the future hels trying to fix matters so that the generous fellows among his friends may be enabled to lay some thing by, is not nown, but he is in favor of retrenchment in personal expenses. As the distinguished leg islator comes from Butte, he prob ably is really in earnest as the au thor of a reform, and not, as some people may suppose, consumed by the ambition to be known as the fath er of a freak bill. A measure of that kind has just passed the legislature of South Da kota, and the comment it evokes is interesting, as well as amusing. In the farming region of the state peo ple seem to take it kindly and the author of the bill is lauded as a true reformer. But South Dakota is not purely an agricultural state. In the southwest corner are the Black Hills and their mines of gold, silver and copper. Many of the people re siding there are still representative of the original settlers, men who lived in the days when it was the custom to "call up the house" and leave the change for the bartender. Although that custom has about pass ed, treating is still in vogue and none of the old fellows has the hardihood to sidle up to the bar and buy a drink for himself when any of his friends are within earshot or sight. They all treat and expect to be treat ed, law or no law, as was evidenced recently in a series of- interviews contained in one of the Deadwood papers, for the matter was consider ed of so much importance that the leading men of the town were inter viewed in regard of it. Strange as it may seem, about the only man who considered the law a good one and hoped to see it enforced was a saloon keeper. He said it would help bis business. But think of no treat ing in Butte, one might as well think of no. more mines there. How is the Butte man to show his pleasure at meeting an acquaintance or friend if he is to be denied the right of invit ing him into a thirst emporium and propounding the usual question, "have sumthin'?" PROPHETS OF EVIL. President Hill of the Great North ern is not the only person who is causing the timid uneasiness by his prediction of direful things to come. While he contents' himself with simply prephecying a mild smashup in the financial world, a gentleman no less renowned in his peculiar sphere goes further and says it is needless to -borrow trouble concerning mere earthly affairs and thalt 'it is time for all to get, busy to square accounts in anticipation of a speedy summons to the final bar where matters ,are de cided for all eternity. The man who thus grate's on the nerves of the sensitive is Prof. Matteucci, director of the Vesuvius observatory. Another eminent Italian, Prof. Marchetti, has recently discovered a. stray comet wandering about the heavens. Instead of following 'the example of all well behaved comets, this one claimed by Marchetti seems to have strayed away from he beaten parth and is threat I ing to get into the way of the earth. According to the gentleman perched on the peak of Vesuvius, sometime next month 'the comet will come in contact with the earth's atmosphere, when "things will be doing," although the 'time of activity will be very short. As he figures it out the instant of contact will be marked by ignition of the earth's atmosphere and every living thing in the world will be killed off. Not satisfied with this, Prof. IMatteucci expects other important phenomena as a result of the recent big sun spot. Unfortunately, how ever, these will be of little interest to scientists or others, unless they pre cede the ,threatened collision, for no one will be left to observe or record them. Pending the disaster people will probably continue to busy themselves as usual, content to take their chances on a bad guess, with no desire to taunt the guesser in the event of fail ure to leai the signs aright. The strenuous. gentleman at the White House will probably not cease his strenuosity meanwhile and the trusts and other bad people will be given no respite because of the supposedly short time remaining them in which to work their evil way. RECOUPING ON RATES. Portland Evening Telegram: The railroads must must have more reve nue, so we are told. The cost of living has advanced along with other things, and there must be new means devised that will 'bring more cash to the railroad strong box. The cost of material is more than it was at one time, and it is but a little while since there was a munificent advance of ten per cent in wages to employes. This sort of thing effects surplus. It does not wipe it out by any means. It does not even threat en surplus extinction. But profits are not what they were, and the high standard of dividend-earning on hi flated capital must *be kept up. There must be no turning back. So the railroads have resolved to raise the wind by compelling the people to pay the freight-to foot all the bills and then pay some. In the announcement which comes from Chicago, with reference to this matter, we are informed that the first step has been taken to inaugu rate a general advance in freight rates throughout the country. It is candidly acknowledged that the prime purpose is more revenue; but, inci dentally, we are told of a secondary motive, namely, a desire to facilitate trade. This presentation is put for ward as a sort of square-deal compen sating statement of the case. The railroads want the money and the peo ple are assuredly in need of facilitat ed traffic. The railroads propose to get the money, but just how the pro cess is to facilitate traffic does not appear to the unsophisticated lay mind. Under present conditions the pro posed advance in rates is a bit of financial presumption that presses a. verely upon the tolerance of a goo;r natured public. The railroads are so woefully derelict in the performane, of their duty toward the public that concession, and not further squeezing should be prompted by good sense as the order of the day. Within the past five years of high pressure, with prices steadily climbing and business steadily increasing, the rail roads in common with other indus tries have enjoyed greater prosperity than ever before. The climax was reached last year when there was high-water mark in dividend earning and "melon-cutting." But in all this time the railroads have not done what they should to ward strengthening the industrial sit uation that it might be made the more permanent. They have been too busy with their own special business of financial manipulation to look closely after the interests of their patrons. Railroad managers are men of superior intelligence. They knew what the demand for greater traffic facilities would be. They have ruth lessly ignored that growing demand, because they had other fish to fry, there was personal ambition to serve, managerial worlds to conquer, and traffic facilities have had to take care of themselves, the exigency of money making with the means at" hand being the ruling railroad phi losophy. The railroads themselves are di rectly responsible for the only dissea nant note that one may discover in the pean of present-day prosperity. Their policy has brought about dis tress where greater prosperity should have prevailed-where it was part, and an important part, of their duty to have 'seen to it that it did pre vail. The result is public irritation that is not to be allayed by the im position of increased tax in the form of advanced rates. In nearly every one of forty legislatures now in ses sion there is manifest a law-making spirit that is hostile to the railroads that at least proposes to fight against their policy of holding the public in terests as a negligible quantity. It might be well for railroad managers to take note of the full significance of this one fact. It contains a note of warning that suggests the wis dom of almost any other course than increasing freight rates. If the house is to have its way those officious gentlement who are 'drawing salaries from the govern ment and doing nothing but poking their noses into the business of the poor, but honest homesteader are likely to find themselves looking for other jobs. Evidence continues to pile up that limited express trains are limited on ly in their effectiveness as agencies of death by the capacity of their pas sengers to withstand any game the man on the pale horse may propose. Grover Cleveland's efforts to be humorous and amusing are about as successful in that direction as the attempts of the elephant to mimic the grace of the gazelle. However, a few special agents might be retained so long as there is still government timber land that remains unappropriated, particularly in Oregon. All minor attractions having had their turn, the galleary is respectful ly requested to keep quiet while Rus sia is preparing the stage for a really grand act. As matters now appear, Nicholas will probaily have to plead a more pressing engagement and send a sue stitute to The Hague. MARTS OF TRADE New York Money. New York, Feb. 25.-Money on call steady at 3 and 5 percent; ruling rate, 4%; closing bid, 314. per cent; offered at 4 per cent. Time loans firm; 60 days and 90 days and six months, 5'/@% per cent. Prime mercantile paper, 5% @6 per cont,; sterling exchange firm, with ac tual business in banker's bills at IS 1.65,@70 for demand and at 480.40(@ S for (;O-day bill-; posted rates 4i80/t @48.5 t ; commercial bills, 1.'ar :ilver, 69. 11Mexican dollars, 5M%8. (overn:oent Bonds, firm; railroad bohas casy. New York Bonds. U. S. refunding 2s reg., 1i15L. IT. S. refunding 2s coupon, 106. U. S. 3s reg., 102 ,. U. S. 3s coupon, 1031/4. U. S. new 4s reg., 1291./. IT. S. new 4s coupon, 129. U. S. old 4s reg., 101%. U. S. old 4s coupon, 101%. Chicago Grain and Produce. Chicago, Feb. 25.-The market was inclined to be weak during the first hour of trading because of the bearish character of the weekly statistics. World's shipments for last week were 11,612,000 bushels, against 8,880,000 bushels for the same week last year, and the amount of breadstuff on ocean passage increased 3,313,000 bushels. These factors were supplemented by a free movement in the northwest and by ,milder weather, which it is ex pected will greatly falicitate the move ment. The dema'nd became more ur gent as trading progressed. The mar ket lost some of its strength late in the day on realizing sales, but the close was firm. May wheat opened a shade lower to a shade higher, at 78 to 1/, sold off to 77%, and then ad vanced to 78%@-%. Final quotations were up %/@/4, at 781/4. Liberal receipts had a weakening effect upon the corn market. The market closed easy. May opened a shade higher to %'/c lower, at 475/3% sold at 47% and then declined o 47, closing V8s@%c lower, at 471/2@%. Oats for May delivery sold today at 42%, which is a new high record "mark for the crop. The advance was caus ed by heavy buying by local bulls and a lively demand from cash houses. Cash aots were also in good request fr export. May opened a shade lower to @/sl/C higher, at 42 to 14, sold off to 41%, and then advanced to 423%. The close was /s to V/c up, at 42%. Provisions were easy. Pit traders sold moderately because of the heavy receipts of live hogs and the demand was no urgent. At the close May pork was off 5c at 16.65, lard was down 7%c, at 9.72%, and ribs were 15@ 17%c lower at 9.12%. St. Louis, Feb. 25.-Wool steady. Medium grades combing and clothing, 26028; light fine, 20@23; heavy fine, 16@18; tub washed, 30I@38c. Chicago Livestock. Chicago, .Feb. 25.-Cattle-Receipts, 9,000. Market steady to 10c lower. Beeves, $4.10@8; cows and heifers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers and feeders,. $email@example.com; calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs-Receipts, 50,000. Market Go lower. Mixed and butchers, $080 7.10; good. heavy, $email@example.com; rough heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; light, $6.851i0 7.021/2; pigs, $email@example.com. Sheep-Receipts. 25.000. Market steady. Sheep, $:.firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs,. $email@example.com. Kansas City Livestock. Kansas. City, Feb. 25.-Cattle-Re ceipts, 11,000. Market steady. Native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; native cows and heifers, $email@example.com; stockers and feeders, $3.50@t5; western-fed steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western-fed cows, $2.750 4.50. Hogs-Receipts, 9,000. Market 5c lower. Bulk of sales, $email@example.com,; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; packers, $6.80@ 6.!21/; pigs and lights, $email@example.com. Sheep-Receipts, 14.000. Marko 10c lower. Muttons, $firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, $3.70@6; range wethers, $email@example.com. Omaha Livestock. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 25.-Cattle-Re ceipts, 4,500. Native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, $email@example.com; western steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows and heifers, $email@example.com; stockers and feeders, $3@ 5: calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hiogs-Receipts. 6,000. Market 5c lower. Heavy, $email@example.com; mixed $6.77½@6.80; light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, $email@example.com. Sheep-Receipts, 10,000. Market steady, to easier. Yearlings, $5.75@ 6.75; wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; ewes, $email@example.com; lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. REUNION OF PIONEERS Gallatin County Old Timers Hold An nual Meeting Recently - Banquet and Musical Program Features of the Gathering. (Special to The Gazette.) Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 25. - The Pioneers' Society of Gallatin county held their annual reunion on Wash ington's birthday. This organization is composed of only those who came to Montana as early as 1864. After spending a social hour, a musical and literary program was rendered end ing with an address 'by Hon. Walter Cooper commemorative of those mem bers who had passed on during the year. Mr. Cooper in the 'course of his remarks paid eloquent tribute to the memory of Major W. W. Alder son, one of the founders of the or ganization, who had dropped out of its ranks during the year. Later in the afternoon the pioneers and their invited guests sat down to a sumptuous banquet in the Elks' dining room, at which Mr. Cooper presided as toastmaster. Responses were made by Nelson Story, Geo. Y. Patten, the Rev. Davis Willson, hMrs. W. H. Tracy, A. L. Corbly, C. P. Blakely and Gen. L. S. Willson. In the evening a ball was given the Sons and Daughters of Pioneers, to which the members of the older or ganization were invited as the gucsts of honor. 'This was the largest attended and most successful reunion of the old timers held in many years. MRS. WHITE GETS DIVORCE. (Special to The Gazette.) Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 25.-A di vorce was granted today in the dis trict court to Frances G. White from Walter White, no defense being made by the defendant.. KILLS CATARRHAL GERMS. Breathe Hyomel's Medicated Air and You Will Soon Be Well. If you have catarrh in the nose, head or throat, with offenlsive breath, coughing, irritation of the throat, rais ing of mucous, difficulty in breathing, sneezing, husky or hrarse voice, dis charge from the nose, tickling and dropping at the back of the throat, especially at night, begin the use of Hyomei at once. Its healing medication, breathed through the neat pocket inhaler that comes with every outfit will give quick relief in all catarrhal troubles, and its continued use will kill the catarrhal germs, and drive them from the sys item. By using Hyomei you get in your own home the same results as though you lived out of doors in the Adiron dacks or the Colorado mountains. The germ-killing properties of Hyomei reach the most remote air cells of the resepiraory organs, soothing and heal ing any irritation there may be in the mucuous membrane, and killing all ca tarrhal germs. Here in Billings where Hyomei has been known and sold, there are many who freely attest its wonderful tow ers, but the best testimony that can be offered in favor of Hyomei is the guar antee that the Chapple Drug Co. gives with every outfit they tsell, "money back if it fails." The complete Hyomei outfit costs but $1; extra bottles, if needed, 50c, making it the most economical treat ment for catarrh as 'well as the only one that is sold under a guarantee to refund the money If it fails to cure.