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FOR THE BIDS COUNCIL WILL LET CONTRACT, BEFORE TERM EXPIRES. FOR NEW WATERWORKS Annual Appropriation Ordinance Adopted, New Additions Annexed and Routine Business Transacted at City Council Meeting. From Wednesday's Daily. The water committee of the city council was last night instructed by the council at the regular meeting to advertise for bids for the construction of the proposed water system, which the council plans constructing on the south side of the Yellowstone river, for the water supply for Billings. While the plans will not be completed for several days, it was decided to ad vertise for bids .0o be submitted to the council April 30, so that the pres ent city council can let the water works contract before it retires. The advertisement for bids is. to 'tell when the specifications and plans can be seen. The vote on the matter was unanimous. The council considered a large amount of routine business at the session and adopted the annual ap propriation ordinance. The latter or dinance is the same appropriation as last year, except the city clerk gets a raise of wages to $1,500 per year, the street supervisor is changed to a superintendent of all public construc tion and given $1,500, and the water appropriation is larger, owing to an increased number of city hydrants'. The city clerk repiorted that he had received $92 return premium for the insurance on the city hall, written by a company which had failed. It was ordered turned over to the city treas urer. The finance committee reported the regular monthly bills, which were or dered paid. The city clerk read a communica tion from the state land board saying it could not purchase the proposed bond issue of $400,000 for water works improvement and it was re ceived and filed. Notice of the proposed assessment for the drainage of the State Realty addition on the 'south side was read and referred to the city attorney and the sewer committee. The assess ment provides for a general levy of 45 per cent, a levy of 20 per cent of the cost on the county and the bal ance of the cost on the district direct ly benefited. Petitions for saloon licenses and bonds from Henry Thorsen, J. C. Hoffbauer, proprietor of the Exchange saloon, and Hart and Stoffenberg, proprietors of the Blue Ribbon saloon, were read and referred to the license committee. A resolution was adopted rescind ing the contract with Wisch and Ceder holm for a sewer in sewer district No. 12, which contract was let about two years ago and which has not been car ried out. Protests against the annexation of the West side subdivision and the Southwest addition, covering 28 blocks on the west side, were read and it was the conclusion of the council that tlra names signed to them did not con stitute actual resident owners. The council decided to employ Nat G. Carwile to make a census of the dis trict proposed to be annexed and re port to the council. Alderman Bennighoff called the at tention of the council to the fact that a bill for $800 for making the survey for the water system was due H. W. Scott of Seattle and had not been paid. The city clerk said he had never received a bill . An ordinance was adopted instruct ing the railroad company to light its crossings on Twenty-seventh and Twenty-ninth streets. The street committee was author ized to purchase dirt at any time they could, when it was convenient to some place where fillings were need ed on the street. A committee consisting of Aldermen Terrell, Cothron and Brewer was in structed to purchase three new horses for the fire department, it being dis covered that there was really only one good horse in the service. The discarded horses will be turned over to the street committee for its use. A resolution was adopted instructing the railroad company to put in cross ings on Thirty-ninth and Fifth avenue, and Thirty-eighth and State streets. A resolution was passed annexing the North Elevation subdivision. It includes the property situated be tween Ninth and Elevation avenues and Thirty-Second street and the al ley between Thirtieth* and Twenty ninth streets. Mayor Foster announced that he would detail Policeman Schneider to visit the citizens and see that all back yards were cleaned up. CLAIMS A WATER RIGHT. M. F. Trask Files on Water in Arrow Creek. From Wednesday's Daily. M. F. Trask yesterday afternoon filed a water right claim for 25 feet of the water of Arrow creek in Yel lowstone county with the county re corder. According to the document the water 'Is to be taken from the creek by the construction of a dam 650 feet long and 15 feet high. A ditch is to be built to take the water off, said ditch to be four feet wide on the bot tom and eight feet on top and carry a stream of water two feet deep. The document also claims right-of-way for the ditch. The water is to be taken to irrigate the northeast quarter of section 7; the east half of section 6, township 1 north, range 29 east; the east half of section 31, the east half of section 30, the northeast quarter of section 29, the west half of section 20 and the west half of section 17, township 2 north, range 29 east. REGISTRATION GROWING Exceeds Eleven Hundred Mark Witham, Brewer and Mann An nounce Candidacy. From Wednesday's Daily. Registration has now reached the eleven hundred mark. Up to the time of closing the registration booths last night 1,150 voters had been regis tered. Of this, number 455 were reg istered on the south side and G95 on the north side at the city hall. Interest in the campaign seems to be warming up. Yesterday C. E. Witham officially announced his can didacy for the office of city treasurer. J. Z. Brewer filed his petition of nomination as candidate for alderman in the fourth ward, and Judge Frank Mann filed his petition to be a can didate for police magistrate. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Merchants of Livingston Complete Organization-Union Telephone Op erators Endorsed by Trades and La bor Assembly at Recent Meeting. (Special to The Gazette.) Livingston, Mont., March 19.-A meeting of all the local labor organ izations will be held this evening at Trades and Labor hall to give con certed expression to the feeling aroused by the strike for higher wages made by the telephone girls a week ago. The movement started by the business men yesterday out of sympa thy for the telephone strikers has as sumed great proportions within the last 24 .-ours. Following the meet ing of the business men yesterday the Trades and Labor council held a meeting and concluded to call a union meeting Lor this evening. It was dis covered that three of the big business houses were using the telephone through the assistance of the chlef operator, who did not go out on strike, and teiese houses were immediately placed on the unfair list. Circulars were distributed all over town making announcement of the fact. Several in dividuals who had also used the tele :hone had their names affixed to the list of unfair. This morning at the rooms of the Yellewstone club, the business men effected permanent organization. Charles Angus, manager of the Wins low Mercantile company, was elected president; George Simon, proprietor of the Boston, and Alva Mayne, proprie tor of the .uayne store, were elected vice-presidents Att',rney Frank .r nold was made temporary secretary. The grievance committee appointed at the first meeting was continued as was also the committee on constitu tition and by-laws. The first meeting of the permanent organization was called for next Monday evening. A board of directors will be chosen at the first meeting The business men s organization will meet with~ the labor unions tonight and a demand will Je made upon the Bell Telephone com pany for an adjustm.nt of the sti'ke John Davis and Tom Evans, miners of Upper Trail Creek, were brought to town yesterday by Sheriff McCue on a charge of disturbing the peace. They had their hearing before Judge Ben der today, and were given a week in jail. ONLY CIVIL BUSINESS. No Criminal Trials in the District Court. From Wednesday's Daily. There were no criminal trials in the district court yesterday. Nearly the entire time of Judge Fox was taken up hearing suits to qilet title. The Billings Land and Trust com pany was given the vterdict in a suit against the North Real Estate Land and Trust company t. quiet title. T. J. Bouton was the witness for the plaintiff and Jo R. North, Ira L. Whit ney, E. B. Camp and Austin North were the witnesses for the defense. The suit of JPnnie HIart against the North Real Estate and Trust company was continued on motion of the court. Mary Minder filed a' petition to be removed as guardian of Ed Fahay, and it was granted. It is understood that Mrs. Minder says she can do nothing with, the boy. She is still guardian of his sister. WANTED. HORSES TO PASTURE. E. P. Boa hart, Billings. NOTED OFFICER TO VISIT HERE GEN. CHARLES A. WOODRUFF, RE. TIRED U. 8. A. DAUGHTER IN BILLINGS Formerly Stationed at Fort Shaw and Took Part in Campaignr..in Which Gen. Custer Lost Life-Bought Sup plies for Army in Late War. From Wednesday's Daily. Gen. Charles A. Woodruff, retired, will arrive in Billings tomorrow for a visit with his daughter. Gen. Woodruff is no stranger in this section, having been in Montana dur ing the famous campaign against the Indians the time General Custer was killed. In fact, Gen. Woodruff has a brilliant career that is full of thrill ing experiences. He was born at West Burke, Vt., in 1845. He enlisted in Company A, Tenth Vermont volunteer infantry and be came a corporal on June 3, 1863. He was promoted to second lieutenant during the civil war. The general was injured three times at Cold Har bor, Va., June 1, 1864, and was cap tured and escaped the same night. He was severely wounded at the same place June 3, 1864, and never rejoin ed his company, but was discharged for disability caused by those wounds August 18, 1865. He was granted full pension, whidh he surrendered Sep tember, 1866. Two years after his discharge he applied for a cadetship in the military academy at West 'Point, but was re jected on account of his injured leg. The objection was removed by the sec retary of war when it was learned that the injury was received in battle, and Gen. Woodruff was admitted to the academy. Graduating from the military acad emy in 1872, he was appointed second lieutenant and came to Fort Shaw, about sixty miles from Helena, in charge of a command of mounted men, and served there for nearly six years. In 1873 he had charge of a company sent to Washington. Returning to Fort Shaw, he was appointed acting assistant adjutant general for the ter ritory of Montana. He was adjutant of a command in the Indian campaigns of 1876 and 1877, and was with Gib bon's command that rescued survivors of the Custer command. He was se verely wounded three times at Big Hole, Montana, August 9, 1877, and was brevetted for gallantry. He went to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas in 1879, after being appointed a captain, and had charge of the com missary depot. He was appointed act ing assistant adjutant general of the department of Missouri in the sum mer of 1879. In 1884 he was stationed at aanta Fe, N. M., and in 1889 went to Van couver, Wash., as purchasing commis sary. Later he was in the field with t General Gibbons assisting in quelling riots against the Chinese. He went t from Washington to 'Frisco as com- I missary, and in 1894 was transferred to Washington, D. C., as assistant to the commissary general. He was later promoted to colonel, and had charge of purchasing all the supplies at New York that went to Cuba during the Spanish-American war. In 1900 he went to the Philippines as chief commissary of the Pacilc, Manila and 'Philippine Islands After serving with distinction there for two years he re turned to America and was made chief commissary for the .department of California, and promoted to brigadier general, being retired at his own re quest in 1903. General Woodruff was in 'Frisco during the trying times after the earth quake, and rendered much assistance to General Funston and General Gree ley, in charge of the relief work. In 1906 the general was made a member of the board of visitors to the United States Naval academy at Annapolis. Gen. Woodruff will probably be in Billings for some time. EARLY MONTANA BABY William Gallatin Nelson of Sweet Grass County, Born in an Immigrant Camp, July 27, 1864. From Wednesday's Daily. J. M. Lindley of Bozeman, in a communication to The Gazette, says that he knows of several other chil dren who were born in the territory of Montana before Henry Derwin of Guthrie, Oklahoma, who is said to be the first white child of official record born in the territory and about whom The Gazette printed an article, March 16. Mr. Lindley does not say that the people he speaks of were children -of whose birth there was an official re cord, but he says they were born in the state. Following is his letter: "Bozeman, Mont., March 17, 1907. "Daily Gazette, Billings, Mont. "Your article in 16th inst. is most misleading as to the 'first white baby born in Montana,' which places that Sate at 1878, at a stockade which was besieged by the Sioux. "William Gallatin Nelson of Sweet Grass county was born in an emigrant camp. on East Gallatin near where was then the camp that was called Bozeman, on the 27th day of July, A. D. 1864. Another .boy was born here in Bozeman in a house in that year. "These were not the first in the ter ritory that was later the territory of Montana. There was quite a settle ment of white families in and about Grass Hopper and Bannock in 1863. History and even the courts err about the matter of 'priority,' the first. "This reminds me of the fact that I have read of no less than 40 claim ing the distinction of being the young est soldier of the civil war. One vet aran of our place claims that he was 14 or 15 years old, and I think of our little drummer boy of the First Kan sas. I would think he was not more than 10 or 11. The boys would pick him up and carry him across sloughs and streams. The big corpulent Irish fifer would take him in his arms, when he would cry, as would a moth er her darling boy. I never saw or heard of this boy after August 10, 1861, except from an ex-confederate, Third Arkansas, who informs me that he found a little fellow on the battle field with both thighs mangled. He administered to him as a good Samar itan. He most likely was our little drummner and left on 'Bloody hill,' as was our general. Most likely the youngest patriot to give his life, that the nation might live-lies in 'an un known' grave. "I read in war history: 'On De cember 13, 1861, a volunteer named Johnson was shot for 'desertion,' which was the first military execu tion in the army.' The fact is that on the 7th of July, 1861, one of the First Kansas boys killed a comrade, and on the 12th he was executed by order of a military court, in a hol low square, in the presence of little army of the border in southwestern Missouri. I was looking at the men when one Cole killed his man, and was directly in front of him when he was executed. They were not of my company, but the firing squad, or executors, were. "History should be facts, but these instances show how it may err." MISLEADING VOTERS Someone Taking Names and Telling Voters that Will Be Enough to Reg ister Them. From Wednesday's Daily. Complaint has reached the registry offices that some one is calling at dif ferent houses in the city and taking the names of the voters, getting them filled out on slips. and saying that they will be filed at the registration offices. Just why this should be done no one seems to know, and the authorities are going to investigate it as their statements are false. Anyone wish ing to vote at the coming election will have to register at the registration booths. Registry Agent Burr, of the First and Second wards, has issued the following statement: "It having come to my knowledge that some person is procuring the sig natures of voters to alleged regis tration affidavits, and assuring them that they will be registered without appearing at my office, I desire to warn all voters that only those who appear in person at my office at the city hall will be registered. "R. A. BURR, "Registry Agent, First and Second Wards." ift CONGREGATION MEETS First Presbyterian Church Decides to Become a Self-Supporting Body Elects New Trustee and Clerk. From Wednesday's Daily. The First Presbyterian church held a congregational meeting last night at the church and decidea to become self-supporting. This means that it. w.ll relinguish $300 a year, which the home missioni board has been giving it. This is the first church in Montana that has taken this step in three years. There are only a few self-supporting churches of the Presbyterian denomination in the state. Owing to the intended departure from the city of Dr. Tuttle and fam ily, a new trustee and a new clerk were elected. Mrs. Sarah Staples was chosen clerk, and Arthur Hart was elected trustee for a term of two years. Tne meeting was very enthusiastic, and the reports showed the outlook for the church to be very bright. LAID TO REST. Funeral Services Over Body of D. F. Gould. From Wednesday's Daily. Funeral servees over the body of the late D. F. Gould were held yes terday afternoon from the home of his children, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Gould, x317 Twenty-ninth street, south, at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. B. Z. McCullough officiated. Interment was in the Bill ings cemetery. RURAL ROUTE FOR HUNTLEY CIRCULATING PETITION AMONG THE FARMERS. ADDITIONAL CARRIERS Two Mounted and One Footman Con templated Addition to Billings Force Boxes Exhausted-if Rent is Not Paid Today Boxes Will Be Sold. From Wednesday's Daily. Billings will have a new rural route to Huntley and return on both sides of the river, two mounted carriers in the city and one additional foot car rier if the plans of Postmaster Prick ett are carried out. A petition for the rural route is now being circulated, and as nearly all of the. residents along the line have said they would sign it, it is almost cer tain that . will be established, the signature of the residents being all that is required to get it. The route is down to the Huntley flat on the north side of the river across the river on the new bridge which is being built at Huntley and back on the south side. It is intended that the two mounted carriers shall make a complete cir cuit of the city and take in all the su burban property and homes that do not now receive mail. One will go east and take all the suburbs east of Nineteentn street. The other will go west and take in the outskirts there. It is intended to have the footman. who will be added to the force, deliver in the territory where South Thirty fourth street and South Thirty-fifth streets are situated. It will be nec essary that the residents along these streets lay a sidewalk in order to have this carrier appointed. He would have been appointed last year had there been sidewalks on these streets, and if they are not laid this year he will not be appointed. The post office is being literally swamped these days One carrier alone the other day took out 51 pounds of mail for one of two morning deliveries. The boxes are exhausted, and there are applications for more than 90 boxes over the number in the office. Today is the day for paying rent, and any boxes that the rent is not paid on tomorrow will be given to one of the new applicants for a box. A number of new boxes have been or dered, and when they are installed there will ue 859 boxes in the Billings post office and all will be rented. This makes a larger box rental than in any city in Montana, unless it is Butte. POOL TOURNAMENT ENDS W. F. Sylvester Wins the First Prize and W. B. George the Consolation Diamond. From Wednesday's Daily. The scores of the pool tournament, which has been under way at the Bill ings club, have been completed. W. F. Sylvester wins the first prize, and among the others in the first six are William Keil, L. E. Berkin, John Smith, J. C. West and A. B. La Mott. These men will have their choice be tween a cue and a box of cigars. The winners of the first consolation and the second consolation will play to see who gets the cue or a nox of ci gars. W. B. George was given the phoney diamond for making the low est score. There were 33 players in the tour nament. Messrs. Hanson, Tuttle, Reed and Knight were withdrawn. William Lavelle loses a place in the first consolation because he did not play fifty per cent of the games. Un played games were drawn, the players receiving a fifty per cent credit. Fol lowing is the score of prize winners: W. F. Sylvester, pecentage, 818; Wm. Kell, 682; L. E. Berkin, 666; John Smith, 636; J. C. West, 621; A. B. La Mott, 621. First consolation-A. E. Anderson, percentage, 606; W. J. Berkin, 606; A. A. Crossman, 600; H. G. Wright, 560. Miscellaneous players-Winm. Lau relle, percentage, 600; W. P. Rixon, 545; L. S. Wallcott, 545; J. E. Arm strong, 515; W. O. Allen, 500; J. V. Conneley, 469; W. Lee Manes, 469; O. C. Ovren, 469; L. C. Babcock, 454; G. M. Fletcher, 454; H. L. Nelson, 454; C. J. Davis, 454; Chas. Suiter, 424; J. W. Huse, 424; C. Prudhomme, 409; H. A. Gibbs, 379. Second consolation-W. P. Mathe son, percentage, 363; I. L. Whitney, 348; John Pawlas, 348; W. B. George, 227. FOR SALE. HIGHLY IMPROVED 1,400-ACRE HAY, GRAIN AND STOCK RANCH, four miles from depot, at $20.00 per acre, 300 acres under irrigation; mostly Missouri River bottom land; 1,000 acres state leased adjoining patented land goes with ranch It 1 can't be duplicated for the price in this state. Terms easy. For partic ulars address. J. L. Perkins, Cascade, Mont. HENRY A. FRITH, g A Attorney-at-Law i~t R f . Special Attention Given to ol Administrating of Estates ft and Probating of Wills. N First National Bank Block. N Billings, Mont. N ri For Sale. hi Well broken young teams, from F 1100 to 1500 pounds always on hand. B Prices reasonable. d F. L. SUMMERS, J. M. CONWAY. L Billings Mont. lt b Buck Herd. o Beginning April first I will take bucks to herd until November first, V $1.00 per head. W. H. Clanton. For Sale. Pure bred Plymouth Rock eggs, $1.00 per setting. Mrs. T. C. Armitage, Billings, Mont. Both phones. Wanted. To sublet, 250,000 yards or any part thereof, fine team work on irrigation canal near Glendive, Montana. Call or address Newman & Hoy; at work Tokna, Montana, or St. Paul, Minn. Dentistry. Dr. Selbrede of Billings is in Park City practicing dentistry and will re main about two weeks. A Coming Town. When you come to the Big Horn basin look into this proposition; it costs you nothing to investigate. The d Mead addition to the town of Grey- r bull, the future railroad and sugar I beet factory town. The Mead addition 2 is located about six blocks directly 1 south of the main business street of t Greybull; just the right distance for f residence lots; 50 feet front by 140 feet length; from $75.00 to $125.00 each. Also acre tracts for sale reason- I able. A small cash payment down and I very easy terms on the balance. I also have some five, ten and twenty acre tracts for sale, $20.00 to $35.00 per acre, easy' payments. For any further information call on or address H. L. Mead, owner, Basin, Wyoming or Greybull bank, Greybull, Wyoming. ACTUALLY CURES CATARRH. 1 Chapple Drug Company's Faith in Hy omei is so Strong, They Sell it Under Guarantee. It is one thing to claim, another thing to back up the claim by a state ment.., that if it is not proven true, there will be no charge for the service or the goods. It is in this way that the Chapple Drug Co. sell Hyomei, for they have so much faith in its powers to cure all forms of catarrh and bronchial trou bles, that they give an absolute, un qualified guarantee with every outfit that if the remedy does not cure, the money wil be refunded. Hyomei is based on natu,e's way of curing catarrh. It contains the con centrated healing oils and gums of the e pine woods, prepared in such form n that they can be brought into your own home. It gives the health advan tages of the AdIrondacks in such form that you can be cured of catarrh and affections of the nose, throat and lungs while at home or at work. A complete Ilyomei outfit costs but , $1, and extra bottles, if needed, may d be obtained for 50c. e With Hyomei you can cure catarrh n pleasantly and easily at small expense with no risk of the treatment costing a penny unless it cures. ( First Pub. March 5, 1907) Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office, Lewis town, Mont., Feb. 23, 1907.-Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory," as extended to'all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, James Hurley of Buckey, county of Yellowstone, state of Montana, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 249, for the purchase of the SE1/4 NE1/4, NE1/4 SE'1 of section No. 26, in township No. 8 north, range No. 25 E., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for agricultural pur poses, and to establish his claim to said land before Fred W. Handel, U. S. Commissioner, at his office at Mus selshell, Mont on Friday, the 10th day of May, 1907. He names as witnesses: Ralph Bridges, James L. Fisco, Thomas Hur ley, all of Roundup, Mont;. George Mather of Musselshell, Mont. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 10th day of May, 1907. C. E. McKOIN, Register. (First Pub. March 5, 1907.) Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office, Lewis town, Mont., Feb. 23, 1907.-Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the states of California, lregon, Nevada and Washington Territory," as extended to all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Nellie Hurley of Roundup, county of Yellowstone, state of Montana, has this day filed in this office her sworn statement No. 248 for the purchase of the NE/4 NWl4, N% NE1/ and SW% NE/4 of section No. 26, in township No. 8 north, range No. 25 E., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for ag ricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Fred H. Foster, clerk of the district court, at Billings, Mont., on Tuesday, the 7th day of May, 1907. He names as witnesses: Allan B. La Mott of Billings, Mont.; Jerry Hol land of Billings, Mont.; George Hub bard of Billings, Mont.; John L. Fisco of Roundup, Mont. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 7th day of May, 1907. C. E. McKOIN, Register. (First Pub. Feb. 22, 1907-9weeks-ei) (-357.) Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Notice for Publication. United States Commissioner's Office, Musselshell, Montana, Feb. 31, 1907. Notice is hereby given that in com pliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington territory," as extended to all the public land S:,tes by act of August 4, 1892, Lillian :Tompson, of Roundup, county of Yel ,:,stone, state of Montana, has this day filed in this office her sworn state ment No. 246, for the purchase of the E1 NW4, E1/2 SW'/4 of section No. 28, township No. 7 north, range 26 E., M. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for agri cultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Fred H. Foster, clerk of the district court at Billings, Mont., on Friday, the 7th day of May, 1907. He has as witnesses: Cliff L. Roots of Roundup, Montana; Gus Rehder of Fattig, Montana; Thomas Hurley of Roundup, Montana; Jacob Kellar of Fattig, Montana. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before the said 7th day of May, 1907. C. E. McKOIN, Register. (First Pub. Feb. 22, 1907.-9weeks-el) (-357.) Timber Land, Act June 3. 1878. ' Notice for Publication. United States Commissioners office, Musselshell, Montana, Feb. 11, 1907. Notice is hereby given that in com pliance with the provisions of the act - of congress of June 3,1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington territory," as extended to all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Wil liam S. Thompson, of Roundup, county of Yellowstone, state of Montana, has this day filed in this office his sworn statement No. 245, for the purchase of the E1/2 NW'/ NW'/. NEY4 o" section No. 26, township 7 north, range 25 E., M. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for agri cultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Fred H. Foster, clerk of the district court at Billings, Mont., on Friday, the 7th day of May, 1907. He has as witnesses: Cliff L. Roots of Roundup, Montana; Thomas Hurley of Roundup, Montana; Gus Rehder of Fattig, Montana; Jacob Keller of Fattig, Montana. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before the said 7th day of May, 1907. C. E, McKOIN, Register. (First Pub. March 12, 1907.) Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office, ....190.. Notice is hereby given that in com pliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the states of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington Territory," as extended to all the public land states by act of August 4, 1892, Fan nie B. Jacobs, of Musselshell, county of Yellowstone, state of Montana, has this day filed in this office her sworn statement No. 254, for the purchase of the NW'/ of section No. 26 in township No. 9 north, range No. 29 E., M. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for ag ricultural purposes, and to establish her claim to said land before Fred W. Handel, United States commissioner, at Musselshell, Montana, on Friday, the 10th day of May, 1907. She names ' as witnesses: William N. Taylor of Musselshell, Mont.; Claus Anderson of Musselshell, Mont.; Byron C. Jacobs of Musselshell, Mont.; Mordica Chandler of Musselshell, Mont. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are. requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 10th day of May, 1907. C. E. McKOIN,: Reg~ ter.