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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
J. Graham is a Missoula visitor in Billings. A. L. Jessup is a visitor in the city from Denver. P. B. Moss is in Helena attending to business matters. C. W. Watkins was in Billings yes terday from Cody, Wyo. Mrs. C. H. Lawrence of Huntley, spent Sunday in the city. j. C. Holmes was registered in Bill ings Sunday from Huntley. Rev. Joseph Pope of Park City is visiting friends in Billings. Mrs. W. H. Frederick was a Joliet visitor in Billings yesterday. E. A. Richards and F. H. Young are in Billings from Park City. Mrs. "W. C. Simpson was among the Butte visitors in Billings yesterday. The arrivals in Billings yesterday from Bear Creek included W. B. Helm. Dr. J. H. Johnston of Golden was in the city yesterday for severat hours. Among the Red Lodge visitors in Billings yeasterday was Mrs. A. B. Crandall. Mrs. H. P. O'Brien and Mrs. H. S. Wilthington of Forsyth were in the city Sunday. C. S. Marvin and A. L. Leport were business visitors in Billings yesterday from Laurel. H. C. Beach of Los Angeles is in the city the guest of his brother, Dr. R. H. Beach. W. J. Crimas of Joliet passed through the city yesterday on his way to 'Helena. B. N. Edwards was among the reg istered visitors in the city yesterday from Forsyth. F. M. Jones of Red Lodge was among the numerous arrivals in Bill ings yeserday. George Lanstrum has gone to Cus ter t ' look after his ranch interests in that section. Chris Anthorsson of Philipsburg was one of the registered guests in the city yesterday. Mrs. WV. D. Howard of Sheridan, Wyo., was a guest at one of the hotels of the city yesterday. A. T. Reeves, the musical man of Helena, was in the city yesterday on a short business trip. Thomas B. Quan of Bozeman was registered at one of the local hotels of the city yesterday. John McCullough was in the city yesterday en route to his home at Jo liet from a trip to HeIolena. C. H. Bagland and Miss Bagland of Ft. Benton are stopping at. one of the leading hotels of the city. L. D. Slater arrived from Lewis, town Sunday and yesterday transact. ed business in the city. J. W. Gridley arrived from Sheri dan, Wyo., yesterday and registered at one of the local hotels. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Start of Sheri dan, Wyo., were registered at one of the local hotels yesterday. The Sunday visitors in Billings in cluded C. S. Marvin, cashier of the Westbrook bank at Laurel. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Cramer of Park City spent yesterday with friends and relatives in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Westbrook of Laurel were registered at one of the hotels of the city yesterday. W. D. Galvin of Spokane arrived from the west yesterday and regis tered at one of the local hotels. Attornev Fred H. Hathhorn re Attorney Fred H. Hathhorn re turned yesterday from Helena, where he went on professional business. Dr. H. E. Armstrong has returned from Chico Hot Springs, where he has been for the past few days. H. A. Bradt, general agent of the Burlington, with headquarters at Butte, was a Sunday visitor in the city. Miss Grace Woodward went to For syth yesterday, where she will spend a two weeks' vacation with her par ents. Policeman W. L. Terrill yesterday resumed his duties, after being laid up for several days with a severe at tack of lagrippe. Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Farmer have re turned from a two week's visit with Alexander Woolfolk and family in the Musselshell country. Mrs. E. H. Becker, accompanied by her son, Edgar, left Sunday morning for Los Angeles, Cal., where they will remain for some time. W. F. Eldridge has resigned his position of chief bookkeeper for Hughes & Olson, the Huntley con tractors. He may go to the coast to live. Dr. E. H. Stoll, surgeon of the Bill ings & Northern railway, with head quarters at Armington, is in the city looking after the preliminary details for the erection of a railroad hospital in Billings. Attorney W. F. Meyer was in Bill ings for a short time Sunday from Red Lodge. He boarded a train for Helena, where he will work against the Daly county bill. J. M. Holman, one of the well known merchants of Red Lodge, was in the city for a number of hours last even ing. From here he took one of the late trains to the west. H. C. Province was a visitor in Billings for a short time yesterday. He was on his way from Red Lodge, where he resides and is a member of the city council, to Miles City. Dr. O. M. Lanstrum, managing ed itor of the Helena Record, accompa nied by Sam Goodman, also of Hel ena, were in the city Sunday, the guests of friends and relatives. Hc-,. John Blewett was in the city for a few hours yesterday enroute from his home at Fromberg to Hele na, where he goes to resume his leg islative duties. HIe is a member of the lower house from Carbon county. At the missionary tea to be given 1)y the ladies of lth ,Apiscopal church thin: evening at the house of Mrs. H. P. Vernmilye an opportunity will be given to meet Bishop Brewer, who will 1)e glad to see his many friends. O. L. Bessettc, formerly a special officer connected with the Billings po lice detlartment, and who during the smallpox epidemic here rendered vtl nable service to the city, returned yes terday from Ft. Custer, where he has been working for some time. Data for a writeiu) of illings for the Westerner, a magazine published in Seattle, is being gathered by C.1 W. Gordon, who arrived in the city yes 'terday. He says a, liberal amount of space will be devoted by the publica tion he represents to a general story of Yellowstone valley and its re sources. W. Halmer was arrested by Officer Schneider yesterday on the charge of disturbing the peace. He had some trouble in a south side saloon. L'rom the appearance of his face Halmer evidently did not have all the best of the fight. His eyes were nearly closed and he was otherwise battered up. In the suit of the North Real Es tate company against Charles Stewart and others to quiet title to lots in this city. Judge Fox yesterday denied the motion of the intervenor for judgment by default, and the intervenor was given 20 days in which to file an amended comlplaint. Attorney Frith appeared for the intervenor and At torney Hogan for the plaintiff. A collision between two switch en gines at an early hour Sunday morn ing severely injured two brakemen, who were later in the day taken to the hospital at Missolua for treat ment while the damage done to the engines will send both of them to the machine shops for some time to come. The names of the injured brakemen could not be learned but recent advices from Missoula are to the effect that both are recovering as rapidly as could be expected under the circumstances. Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart enter tained friends at their home on the evening of February 22, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Stewart. The evening was pleasantly !spent in conversation, cards and music. At midnight a delicious lunch was served, consisting of salads, sandwiches, cakes, coffee and a variety of fruits. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Steele, Mr. and Mrs. Lamey, Mr. and Mrs. John Waddell, Mr. and Mrs. J'ohn McConnell, Misses Edith and Annie Steele, Miss Jennie Lamey, Vio let Allison and Messis.. Will Lamey, Harry Wheeler, Mr. Shearer, Sam Mitchell and Joseph McConnell. From Sunday's Daily. D. McKee of Bear Creek is in !the city. H. H. Head was a Belfry visitor in Billings yesterday. Mrs. R. G. Seymour was in the city yesterday from Huntley. Mr. and Mrs. G. Graham, of Laurel were in Billings yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Holland of Bel fry are visiting friends in the city. J. C. Holmes of Huntley was in the city for a number of hours yesterday. Among the arrivals in the c'ty yes terday was N. B. Helm, of Bear Creek. V. H. Brooking was a business vis itor in Billings yesterday from Butte. D. F. Kellner of Butte was regis tered at one of the local hotels yester day. Mrs. Frank Jackson, of Sheridan, Wyo., is the guest of friends in Bill ings. Claude Catch of Salem, Ore., is in the city the guest of friends and rel atives. W. J. Allen of Helena was register ed at one of the hotels of the city yes terday. Mrs. A. A. Freeman was among the Bridger visitors in Billings yes terday. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Watsbaugh were visitors in Billings yesterday lfrom Laurel. James Jloore of Rancher was in the city yesterday attending to some land matters. H. H. Hilburn of Livingston was a guest at one of the hotels of the city yesterday. C. D. Howe came up from Huntley yesterday and registered at one. of the leading hotels. Mrs. C. R. Ross of Spokane was among the numerous arrivals in the city yesterday. Severe W. Belanger.returned home yesterday from a week's visit at Hun ter's Hot 'Springs. Sam Biggers came up from the res ervation yesterday. He will spend a few days in Billings. G. Roberts came down from Belfry last evening and will remain in the city for several days. Born, February 23, to the wife of -IH. E. Reckard, at their home on North Thirty-second street, a son. G. W. Games, one of the prominent stockmen of the county, was in Bill ings yesterday from Park City. R. S. Whinnery, or the reclamation service, came up from Huntley yester day, and will spend Sunday in the city. Frank Bingham of Butte was in the city for a number of hours yesterday looking after ,the interests of the firm that he represents. Mrs. C. H. O'Brien of Forsyth is in the city for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives. She will remain here for several days. S. M. Souders and wife of Red Lodge came down last evening and will spend the Sabbath with friends and relatives in the city. G. W. Houghton has gone to Hel ena, where he will remain for several days, looking after his 'interests in that section of the state. W. H. Duckman of Glendive was in the city for several hours yesterday looking after his varied interests in this section of the country. Martin D. Young yesterday filed for record in the county clerk's, office a plat for Young's Second Subdivision of East Laurel. There are 120 lots in the new addition. Robert Pettigrew of Red Lodge, manager of the Northwestern Improve ment compuany's coal properties in Montana, was in the city yesterday en route to Helena. Undertaker George Setzler yester day received the ashes of W. R. Cup man, who was cremated a few days ago at Denver. They are in a small urn, and will be sent to the relatives of the deceased at Basin, Wyo., in a few days. L. A. Guthrie, a well-known sheep man of Moorcroft, Wyo., was in the city yesterday. He closed, a deal with John Miller for the purchase of a band of lambs, numbering about 6,000, which will be shipped to his Wyom ing range in a few days. Robert Howland pleaded guilty in Justice Mann's, court yesterday to the charge of stealing 110 pitch pine posts, of the value of $16.50, belonging to G. W. Ginn. He was fined $5 and costs, and agreed to pay for the posts. Howland said he took the posts by mistake. The friends of Mrs. George Robbins will be surprised to learn that she has obtained a divorce. She is. at present residing at Valdez, Alaska, where the decree was granted. Mr. Robbins also lives in Alaska. They were married in Billings several years ago and were well known here. T. A. Gillespie has returned from Fergus county, where he has been for 'the past two weeks looking after some livestock interests. He reports the stock in that section doing well, with small loss during the cold snap. While absent from home Mr. Gillespie closed a deal for the purchase of 10. 000 sheep for spring delivery. Harry McCue, of Livingston, the efficient sheriff of Park county, spent a few hours in the city yesterday on official business. He brought along warrants for two of the three young men arrested by the local police re cently, and who are wanted for the alleged. theft of a woman's gold watch pnd other articles from 'the skating rink in Livingston. The prisoners, ac companied by Sheriff McCue, left for that city early this morning. From Saturday's Daily. H. E. Hansen of Great Falls is in the city. R. T. Malin and family are in the city from Denver. F. M. Lane, of Cody, Wyo., was in the city yesterday. W. L. Miller was a Belfry visitor in Billings yesterday. J. F. Keisel of Chicago is a business visitor in the city. C. M. Bair has gone to Helena on a short business trip. Mrs. J. O. Cline was in the city yesterday from Bridger. L. B. Crowder of Helena is stopping at one of the local hotels. Among the arrivals in Billings yes terday was J. H. Miller of Wibeaux. L. A. Weinburg was among the Butte visitors in the city yesterday. Mrs. Lee Simonson is visiting her mother, Mrs. H. E. Suydam, at Joliet. K. Norton of Helena was a guest at one of the hotels of the city yester day. C. M. Johnson of Custer was in the city for a number of hours yester day. Miss Dell Russell of .Huntley was in the city yesterday the guest of friends. J. G. Locke was registered at one of the local hotels yesterday from Livingston. Attorney Fred Hathhorn has gone to Helena where he will remain for several days. John Jackman of Livingston was registered at one of the hotels of the city yesterday. 3 W. S. Springs, of Bridger, was among the numerous arrivals in the city yesterday. R. S. Stockton and J. Tennyson of Huntley were among arrivals in the city yesterday. W. L. Hyde came down from Bridg er yesterday and registered at one of the leading hotels. C. M. Skillman, United States com missioner in Big Timber, is in the city the guest of friends. H. N. Savage, engineer in charge of the reclamation service at Huntley, is a registered visitor in the city. Miss Alice Walk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Walk, left yesterday for New York city on a protracted visit. J. E. Gay and wife of Junction were in the city for a number of hours yes terday the guest of friends and rela tives. C. J. Davis, manager of the Vogue clothing house, has returned from Lewistown, where he combined busi ness with pleasure for a few days. Ira Griffith, one of the well known ranchers of the vicinity of Hathaway, was in the city yesterday looking af ter his interests in this vicinity. The remains of J. C. Laurie, the civil engineer, who died at the hos pital Thursday evening, will be ship ped today to Washington, D. C., for burial. Mrs. Percy Edwards, who has been visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity for some time past, returned to her home at Meeteetse, Wyo., last evening. The body of Ira Weltner, who died in this city last Tuesday from an at tack of pneumonia, was shipped to Sheridan, Wyo., yesterday morning for interment. Miss Edith Colvin has been ill for several days at the Cottage Inn. She was reported as considerably im proved yesterday, and is expected to be out soon. George A. Roberts, a well known old timer of this vicinity, who has been visiting friends at Augusta, Me., returned home last evening after a six months trip. L. B. Larsson, the well known tray cling man who makes Billings his headquarters, came down from Hel ena, yesterday and he will spend a few days in the city. Robert Pettigrew of Red Lodge was in the city yesterday on his way to the western part of the state where he will remain for several days loox ing after his numerous 'business in terests. The funeral of George Poor, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Poor, residing on South Twenty-seventh street, was held yesterday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church, the Rev. W. J. Large officiating. Announcement was made yester day 'that a game of basketball would be played at the Coliseum rink next Monday evening between teams of Company K and the Billings Athletics. A social dance will be given after the contest. G. W. Houghton, who was called to Edgmont, S. D., a few days ago on account of the serious illness of his friend, C. M. Talcott, returned to the city last evening. He was accomu panied by Mr. Talcott, who is conva lescent and on the high road to re covery. The Right Rev. Bishop Brewer, of the Episcopal church of the diocese of Montana, arrived in the city yes terday on his return from the east and will remain here the guest of friends for the next few days. Bish op Brewer will hold services at the Episcopal church next Sunday morn ing. W. M. Cramer, one of the large stockholders of the Iaurel Realty company, and C. D. Kilburn, who has charge of the Realty company's ranch, have gone to Iowa, where they will buy a car load of well-bred mares to stock their ranch, with the evident intention of making it a model farm for stock raising. ATHLETICS WIN GAME Defeat Team From Company K by the Score of 16 to 7-Good Individual Plays. In an exciting basketball game at the Coliseum rink last night, the Bill ings Athletics won from the Company K team by the score of 16 to 7. The contest, while lacking in strong team work, was replete with good individual playing. Wilhelm made four baskets and Peterson the only field basket in the game. The lineup of the two teams was as lows: Billings Athletics-Forwards, Ever ett, Birely and Shannon; center, Han sord; guards, Savarsey and Parker; substitutes, Todd and Salsbury. Company K-Forwards, Peterson and Merrill; center, Wilhelm; guards, Seitzinger and Long; substitute Lo gan. TRAINS NOW STOP. (Special to The Gazette.) Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 25.-North ern Pacific trains Nos. 3 and 4, now stop at Manhattan, Belgrade and Chesnut. This was brought about through representations made by the Gallatin Valley Commercial club, which requested this change to be made for the accommodation of local travel, on account of the discontin uance of trains 43 and 44. FORGERIES ARE, EASILY SHOWN BAD CHECK MAN COMES TO GRIEF THIS TIME. OFFICERS ARREST TWO Charles T. Ross and Ed Mueller Rest in City Jail Over Sunday-Hearing Set in Case of One - Name of Thomas McGirl Forged. The men who take advantage of the Saturday night rush in local busi ness houses to pass worthless checks and try to make their get-away be, fore the banks open Monday morn ing have at last come to grief. Early Sunday morning Officers Jeff Foster and Willis Foster arrested Charles T. Ross and Ed Mueller on the charge of forging the name of Thomas McGirl, the well known rancher, to a check for $5. The spu rious paper was presented at the Exchange saloon. The forgery was so apparent that J. H. Hune, manager of the place, at once arranged to se cure the necessary evidence on which to hold the two men who sought to cash the check. Hune "Stalls." Mr. Hune first called up the police station. Pending the arrival of the officers, he killed time by pretend ing that he was looking for the mon ey. The $5 was handed to Ross and a moment later the police took hinm into custody. Mueller was also ar rested and both men were locked up in the city jail. Several checks were found in the possession of Ross, all being drawn on the Yellowstone National bank and for small amounts. One bore the forged signature of Israel Slack and the others were signed by Thomas McGirl. Ross was transferred to the county jail yesterday morning and later in the day arraigned in Justice Mann's court. He demanded a preliminary hearing and this was set for tomorrow forenoon. Mueller is still confined in the city jail, but it is not believed he had anything to do with the for geries. The fact that he was in company with Ross led the officers to think he was perhaps implicated in the alleged crime. The forgers who passed 12 bad checks in as many stores and sa loons of the city one week ago last Saturday night were more success ful in their nefarious work. They managed to get away with about $165, without leaving any clue as to their identity or probable destina tion. TO CONSTRUCT DRAIN Bids Will Be Received at the Office of County Drain Commissioner W. F. Snyder. W. F. Snyder, county drain commis sioner, has given notice that a con tract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder for the construc tion of the Crawford drain. The funds for the construction of such drain will be derived from a special assessment district heretofore estab lished, in the form of a special leviy for that purpose. 'The lands through which the draiq will pass are embraced in sections 5, 31 and 36, in township 1, north, range 26 east, M. P. M. Bids for the work will be received at the office of the county drain com missioner at the court house, and they will be opened March 9. END COMES SUDDENLY Brother of J. E. Armstrong of This City Passes Away at Home of Par ents at Orono, Ontario. J. E. Armstrong yesterday received the sad news that his brother, Harry, died at the family residence at Orono, Ontario, after being confined to his bed for a Ishort time suffering from blood pisoning, brought on by a num ber of abcesses. The deceased was 16 years of age, and leaves a number of relatives at his home town to mourn his loss, be sides his brother, and uncle, Dr. H. E. Armstrong, of this city. The remains will be buried this af ternoon in one of the local cemeteries at Orono. FORGER NOW IN JAIL. (Special to The Gazette.) Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 25.-The pre liminary hearing in the case of the State vs. J. A. Mitten, charged with forgery, came before Judge Smith to day and resulted in Mitten being bound over to the district court. His ball was fixed at $1,500, which he was unable to furnish and he is now being held in the county jail. Calling cards at The Gazette office. CHAPPLE's 1' C HAirPLE' S I CHAPPL E'. Why is HERBOTONE So Glood? s Because It is made here in Billings-that counts for something. p It has the right ingredients in it. It is put up by the Chapple Drug Co.-that's a guarantee v of excellence. r Qp It acts first as a gentle laxative-clearing the system of all the effete matter. I a> oa Then it tones the organs-invigorating and strengthening * them. m O m Th'o it acts on the blood and tissues-cleansing and brightening. W It sharpens the appetite and helps you digest what you 0 . eat. It is truly "The Bottled Vacation." ,'"You can (et It at Chapple's" 5 Or at Any Other First Class Druggis 's , CHAPPLE'8 j Watch for UOr Ne-t Ad. CHAPPL"[ WILL CALL THE CIVIL CALENDAR. THIS CLASS OF CASES TO BE TAKEN UP TODAY. JURORS ARE ON HAND But There Is no Work for Them to Do the First Day, on Account of the Unexpected Termination of Halpin Case. Thirty-nine taxpayers of Yellow stone county, drawn on the regular jury panel for the February term, re sponded as their names were called in the district court yesterday morn ing. Judge Sidney Fox was on hand ready for business, but the un expected turn in the Halpin assault case left the court without any mat ters for trial and the jurors had nothing to do for the day. Several of the panel asked to be relieved from jury service at this time, giving various reasons for the request. Those excused were Josh Harrington, Charles E. Mooney, Dan iel 'Wood, F. B. Connelly, Charles E. Green, Ben Helms and W. B. Cooley. Three others were excused for the present week. In the action of Frank D. McCor mick against John D. Roberts, the court overruled the motion to dismiss! the appeal and gave the defendant 10 days in which to file an answer i to the amended complaint. I Appoints Stenographer. - Frederic W. Kriedler of Miles City was appointed by Judge Fox as offi cial court stenographer for the Thir teenth Judicial district. Mr. Kriedler has been reporting the court piun ceedings in Yellowstone. Custer, Dawson and Rosebud counties for a number of years. He is one of the most capable stenographers in the state. Judge Fox will call the calendar of civil cases this afternoon at 2 o'clock. MUST STAND TRIAL Judge Stafford Overrules Objection of Defense in Hermann Case and Orders Action to Proceed. Washington, Feb. 25.-When the trial of Representative Binger Her mann of Oregon, indicted for the de struction of public records while he was commissioner of the general land e office, was resumed today Justice Stafford ruled upon the objection en tered by the defense last week con- r cerning the admission of evidence of e the letters which had not been placed t 'before the grand jury when it found a bill of indictment against Herr man. He overruled the objections of the attorneys for the defense, holding that if he sustained them it practi cally would put an end to the trial, , and he felt that he would not be jus- y tified in thus summarily restricting j the case. He said that he would per- t mit the government to show, if it could, a conspiracy between the de- h fendant and, persons to whom he wrote, copies of which letters were among those alleged to have been destroyed in the letter press books. Counsel for the defense noted an exception, and the taking of evidence a was then resumed. Dr. Harry (Ruger, private secre tary to Hermann when the latter was a commissioner of the general land of- t flece, in the 'course of his testimony a said that he told a newspaper friend i before Hermann was indicted that the letter press copy books were "personal" or "private" to the com muissioner. When asked by District Attorney Baker what he meant by 'personal," the witness replied: "Well, letters in reply to those re celved from friends of the commis sioner, political letters which he would receive and answer by reason of his previous membership in con gress." "Were there not letters written by the commissioner and copied in these books which referred to affairs in the office?" "Yes." Tn response to a question by Mr. Worthington, counsel for the defense, Ruger said he could not recall that he had ever written a letter-in which Hermann had expressed a desire to secure an interest in any public lands. PICKUPS OF POLICE Number of Arrests for Drunkenness and Other Minor Offenses-Magis trate Carwile Deals Out Justice. Judge Carwile had a number of petty offenders to deal with in police court yesterday morning. All drew fines ranging from $5 to $25. John Doe and "Slim" Doe were each assessed $5 for imbibing too freely of intoxicating bevereges. The former was able to liquidate, but "Slim" was less fortunate, and will do a little time in the city bastile. Frank Wilson and James Melrod had trouble in the Montana saloon Sunday morning. They wanted to' whip the bartender, but the ari.iald of officers on the scene prevented the men coming together. Each received s fine of $5. A fine of $10 was imposed in the case of "Kelly the Tramp." He was just shy the required amount, and he will serve out the sentence. George Grimes was fined $25 for reckless driving. He was arrested in front of the postoffie Sunday by Chief Talgo and Officer Schneider. The fine was paid. MRS. FANSEN IS DEAD Leaves Husband and Child to Mourn Her Loss-Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday Afternoon. Mrs. Myrtle Fansen, of 715 South Twenty-seventh street, died yesterday afternoon at the family residence af ter suffering for some time past with tuberculosis. The deceased was 25 years of age and leaves a'husband and one child to mourn, her loss. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyte rian church, the Rev. McCullough will officiate and the remains will be laid to rest in the local cemetery. GETS YEAR IN PEN. (Special to The Gazette.) Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 25. - A. W. Allen was today sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary by Judge Stewart, in conformance with the verdict of the jury rendered a week ago. Allen was convicted of horse stealing. He will be taken to Deer Lodge by the sheriff today. VICTIM OF THE CHAIR. Ossining, N. Y., Feb. 25.-George Granger, aged 28; was put to death in the electric chair at Sing. Sing prison today. His crime was the murder of a farmer, Charles Lutz; in Duchess coun ty, in 1905. The electric current was applied three times before Gruanger was declared dead.