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The Billings Gazette.
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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 [email protected]%c lower, at 471/[email protected]%.
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 [email protected]
17%c lower at 9.12%.
St. Louis, Feb. 25.-Wool steady.
Medium grades combing and clothing,
26028; light fine, [email protected]; heavy fine,
[email protected]; tub washed, [email protected]
Chicago Livestock.
Chicago, .Feb. 25.-Cattle-Receipts,
9,000. Market steady to 10c lower.
Beeves, [email protected]; cows and heifers,
[email protected]; stockers and feeders,.
[email protected]; calves, [email protected]
Hogs-Receipts, 50,000. Market Go
lower. Mixed and butchers, $080
7.10; good. heavy, [email protected]; rough
heavy, [email protected]; light, $6.851i0
7.021/2; pigs, [email protected]
Sheep-Receipts. 25.000. Market
steady. Sheep, $:[email protected]; lambs,.
[email protected]
Kansas City Livestock.
Kansas. City, Feb. 25.-Cattle-Re
ceipts, 11,000. Market steady. Native
steers, [email protected]; native cows and
heifers, [email protected]; stockers and
feeders, [email protected]; western-fed steers,
[email protected]; western-fed cows, $2.750
4.50.
Hogs-Receipts, 9,000. Market 5c
lower. Bulk of sales, $6.821/@6.92,;
heavy, [email protected]; packers, [email protected]
6.!21/; pigs and lights, [email protected]
Sheep-Receipts, 14.000. Marko 10c
lower. Muttons, [email protected]; lambs,
[email protected]; range wethers, [email protected]
Omaha Livestock.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 25.-Cattle-Re
ceipts, 4,500. Native steers, [email protected];
cows and heifers, [email protected]; western
steers, [email protected]; cows and heifers,
[email protected]; stockers and feeders, [email protected]
5: calves, [email protected]
Hiogs-Receipts. 6,000. Market 5c
lower. Heavy, [email protected]; mixed
$6.77½@6.80; light, [email protected]; pigs,
[email protected]
Sheep-Receipts, 10,000. Market
steady, to easier. Yearlings, [email protected]
6.75; wethers, [email protected]; ewes,
[email protected]; lambs, [email protected]
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.

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