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IS RUNNING DRY WARRANT INDEBTEDNESS IS IN CREASING RAPIDLY. THE FUNDS OVERDRAWN Reports of Treasurer and Books of Clerk's Office Show City's Finances in Bad Condition-Street Fund and General Fund Overdrawn. Mayor Foster and his coherts in the city government are facing a perplex ing question. There is no money in E the city treasury to meet the routine expenses of the government and yet the city administration must conduct its affairs another five months before any funds are received, save what are taken In by fines and licenses. In despairir'the city administration r has turned to the latter revenue to , raise money to carry it over till tax 0 paying time. At the last meeting of 1 'the city council the mayor said that j something had to 'be done to raise c revenue and as a result 'the city treas urer and a committee were instructed to investigate and recommend a plan for collecting the poll 'taxes from each 1 citizen and the taxes from business t concerns. They have so depleted the .treasury that the 'money is so sorely needed and they have been forced to make an attempt to collect it. The warrant indebtedness of 'Bill- 5 ings is fast reaching record breaking figures. Five funds in the city treas- I ury are already overdrawn and by the time the taxes are collecter next win- f ter, it is estimated, Billings will owe more than twice as much as it does i at the present 'time and nearly every fund will be exhausted. Figures compiled by a reporter for the Gazette from the books in the city clerk's office and the monthly report of the city 'treasurer, which was made at the first meeting in June and which is in the hands of the finance commit tee of the city council for auditing, are surprising indeed and show clearly how badly in debt the present adminis tration has gotten the city. The largest warrant indebtedness is in the street fund. It is $11,794 more than'there is cash on hand to pay. It is stated on good authority that if any street improvements are considered for the future and carried out the city will not have 'the cash to 'pay for them and will have to issue warrants fur ther increasing the Indebtedness. There is but a small possibility of any money being added to this fund before the tax funds are turned over by the county t'reasurer, which will be some time in December. The general fund is overdrawn ac cording to these reports $2,295.59. It is the fund from which the general ex penses of the city government are paid. All fines collected 'by the police are turned over to 'it, but as the fines represent about the expenses of the police department,, the city will in crease the deficit in the general fund at the rate about equal to the salaries of other officials and routine expenses of the city government. The special improvement funds of the city treasury are nearly all over. drawn, but they cannot be called debts of the city, as they are assessed di rectly against the property benefited. The following table will give some idea of the condition of the city treas ury. The figures were taken from the books of the city clerk as they stood atter the reports of the officers were fled early in June: Issued City Treasury General fund....................... 2,802.41 Street fund ......................... 1,861.94 67.93 1tewalk fund ..................... 1,459.22 Sewer fund ..............1.. .,251.63 'Fire fund ......................... 428.84 3,784.9 Library fund ..................... 166.93 Street sprinkling fund ............... 151.31 Special Improvement funds: District 1........................... 93.40 17.28 District 2 ....................... 3,842.21 1,063.02 District 5 ...........41.4............... District 6 ......................... Districot 8 ......................... 753.50 132.15 District 9 .........................70.17 District 10 ........................ 707.01 21.06 District 11 ........................ 2,545.22 296.95 District 13 ...................... District 14 ........................ 1,593.69 23.68 District 15 ........................ 26,293.95 Special Imp. District 7 ............. 173.05 Special Imp. District 4 .............57.00 Speatal Imp. Dist. 2 ................16 SHOW THEM THE VALLEY I Chamber of Commerce Prepares to En tertain the Newspaper Men Coming to Inspect the Huntley iProject. From Sunday's Daily. The party of newspaper men who will visit Billings July 2 are to be shown the Yellowstone vallsy in the vicinity of the city by members of the Chamber of Commerce. The mat ter was arranged at a meeting of the trustees of the organization last night. The party, which is being shown over the reclamation project by Statis tian Blanchard, will be met at the LOOKING FOR JAIL BREAKER. Local P lice and Sheriff Offices Asked to Be On Watch for Sloan. Froni Sunmday's Daily. The lical police and sherif's offices have receivbd a request from Living ston to look for Roland Sloan, the alleged !horse thief, who broke jail there Friday. Sloan is thought to be traveling tl,,s way. Sloan is described as being 30 years old, with a dark complexion and very 1 sharp features. He has about a month's growth of beard. He is me dium tll and weighs about 140 pounds. he is well known to one of the depity sheriffs here and should he come to Billings he, will probably be captured. RAILWAY MAIL CLERK Examinations to be Held by Civil Ser vice Board in Billings for Various Positone,. Fronjm unday's Daily. Exa~nnations for the position of ratlw'ay mail clerk on the trains run Tning oht of Billings are to be held here unlder the auspices of the local boarl 9f the civil service commission Aug, 6i according to information re ceived at the post office yesterday. "There are a large number" of civil service examinations to be held here in the 'near future. Advices received by Miss Maude Anderson, secretary of the lodal board, give the following for Billings, announcement of which have not .bee n made previously: July 17-18, aid for the coast and geo 'detic qurvey, at -a salary of $720 per year. .Tuly 24, repairman in the weather bureau , for duty at the Cape Henry, Va., and the Cape Hatteras. N. C., cn the telegraph lines. July 24-25, beating and ventilating drafts nan, for 'the supervising archi r tect's office at salaries ranging from $1,200 to $1,600 -a year. July' 29, apprentices for the mint and assay service a't Philadelphia, t New Orleans, Denver and San Fran cisco, at salaries of $3.50 per day for I the first year; $4 per day for the sec ond year, and $4.50 per day for the third Tear. y July 31, typewriter repairer, in the postoflce department, at a salary of $900-a year. s August 6, railway mail clerk running e out of Billings as vacancies may oc t cur. Y August 12, immigrant Inspector, to d fill vacancies as they may occur, at y a salary of $1,200 per year. n . . . . . PREACH TO MACCABEES U Rev. McCollough Will Deliver Annual Memorial Sermon Sunday Morning f at Presbyterian Church. g Fromt Saturday's Daily. The annual memorial sermon to the local lodges of Knights of the Macca- a bees and Ladies of the Maccabees will be delivered next Sunday morning h at the Presbyterian church by Rev. B. N Z. McCollough. The sermon was to have been a preached several Sundays ago, but a Rev. McCollough was called suddenly V to his old home in' Ottumwa, Ia., to a preach the funeral sermon over the i1 body of an old friend. As a result the a memorial service was postponed pend- t ing his return. v The organization will meet at Eureka hall and will proceed to the c /chu ch in a body. The meeting at I the hall will be at 10 o'clock and the e ser ices at the church at 11 o'clock. SHintley bridge after an inspection of th!e Hunitley project. They will be taken in automobiles for a ride on the Billings bench and will ,be shown the new portion of the valley, after which t~hey will be taken for a ride west of Billings and shown the older portion. a turning they will be given a supper and entertained at the club in the eve 4ng. Buck Herd. Beginning April first I will take tucks to herd unul Novemner first, 41.00 per head. W. H. Flanton. The very lIest designs in Ladies, t.ngraved Cilling CdrdsBnd Embossed v ote Paper and Onvelrs5 at t!o Ga. ette omfe. 1- 1 CALIFORNIANS ARE TAKEN IN p C' BAPTIST MINISTER REPRESENTS HIMSELF AS INDIAN CHIEF. F -- ti TELLING A FAKE STORY a at si About What He Did for the Indians and How They Elected Him Big at Chief of the Crow Tribe in Montana ai -Unknown to Anyone in Billings. $ h: fc From Sunday's Daily. Californians are being taken in by Rev. Dr. E. E. Chivers, a Baptist min ister, who styles himself "Ashpo teeche, chief of the big waters, and representative of the Crow Indians in y Montana." Dr. Chivers is said to be a field sec retary of the American Baptist Home Missionary society with headquarters in New York, and he is lecturing in California on how he became a mem ber of the Crow tribe .and an Indian. F Inquiry among the old timers of Bill ings fails to find anyone who is ac- b quainted with the gentleman. HiS P story of how the Indians want to go h to school, in place of being forced to, B is amusing to those who, know. The 3 following story about him is taken * from a Los Angeles paper and over it in the paper is the picture of the doc- E tor wearing steer horns on his head. L It says: ti Ashpoteeche is the name of hev. f Dr. E. E. Chivers, when he travels as * "Chief of the Big Waters," represent- tl ative of the Crow Indians in Mon- s tana. He may never travel at all under c his Indian name, and probably does b not, but he won it honorably and t bears it legally, as conferred upon him e by the Crow Nation. C Dr. Chivers is field secretary of the s American Baptist Home Missionary society, with headquarters in New York. He is regarded as one of the t strongest and most useful men in the S Baptist church, and one of the most I brilliant preachers in the country, hav ing traveled to its remotest parts in connection with his field work. Long ago there was trouble between the Crow Nation and the United States - government, because the young bucks I and lassies would not attend the gov ernment school on the reservation. Dr. Chivers looked over the ground, where he was known to the Indians, studied the situation, and took a train for Washington. He called on the president of the United States, talked to the "big ones" of the Indian bureau, and they all told him he was a "back number;" they had been dealing with Indians for years, and there was no way- to get them to attend school but drive them in with a club, or some other compulsory measure. Chivers said: "Let me do it." e "No use; nothing but compulsion will do with an Indian." But the determined secretary, who had been hustling funds for Christian i. work among all kinds of people, in the wilds of great cities as well as in the a wilds of the Indian reservations, t wasn't to be so easily choked off. He y persisted in his request until he was o actually given charge of the schools e in the Crow reservation in Montana, e and told to see how his plant of put I- tiug the young Indians on their honor would work. it The rule of compulsory atten lance e on the schools was suspended, and the it Indians were informed that Dr. Chiv .e ers would tell them how to go o school. He told them they were just to learn to like to go. And sv"e enough, they did; and so well pleased were the moguls among the Crows, that they at once pr.)l.)eed making Dr. Chivers their chief. Great ceremonies were inaugurata.| at which the willing, yet unwilling preacher, was the guest of honor. He was decorated with the scalp of a Texas steer and a bunch of eagle feathers; was arrayed in beautiful garments of cowskin and ornamented with sundry daubs of paint; and with ceremonies that only an Indian could devise he was christened "Astpo teeche," which, being interpreted. means "Chief of the Big Waters," and as such Dr. Chivers is the legal rep. resentative of the Crow Natio. inr this country. Save at the time of his inaugura tion, he has never worn the uncanny costume, though as representing the affection of the Crows, he holds it in high regard. Dr. Chivers maintains that the schools on the grow reservation are the best of the kinid under government control, and the attendance is of the highest order of punctuality., He says the Indians not only like to go to the school, but they cannot be kept away. The whole thing wal done by rc moving the compulsory rule and sim ply placing them on their honor, as free to go or remain away, but with the understanding that both the gov ernment and Dr. Chivers wanted them very much to go. Ashpoteeche will deliver an address on Sunday afternoon in Berean hall, Temple auditorium, at 3:30 o'clock, to men only. His subject will be, 'H"I-ow I Became an Indian." The meeting will bý under the auspices of the Y. liM. C. `4., and Dr. Burdette will pre side and introduce the speaker. Evan gelist J. Q. A. Henry will also be present at the meeting. ASK FOR A FORECLOSURE. Carmicael and Martin Commence Suit Against Thomas McGirl. From Sunday's Daily. Carmicael and Martin began suit in the district court yesterday against Thomas McGirl for the foreclosure of a mechanic's lien on a house, barn and shed belonging to the defendant and situated in Flannigan's subdivi sion to Billings. The plaintiffs allege that they con structed' the buildings for Mr. McGirl and that there is still owing them $1,346. It is alleged that this sum has been due them since May 18, 1906. Hogan and Lamb are attorneys for the plaintiff. WILL SELL THE ROAD Yegen Bros.' Bank Secures Foreclo sure on Lien Against the Yellow stone Park Railroad in District Court at Red Lodge. From Sunday's Daily. The Yellowstone Park railroad will be sold July 23 at the court house in Red Lodge under foreclosure of a lien held by Yegen Bros.' Savings bank of Billings to secure toe payment of $32, 302 and interest for money lent the road to buy rails in May a year ago. The case was heard by Judge Frank Henry, sitting without a jury at Red Lodge and the issues were found for the bank for $36,055.73 and attorney fee of $5,000 and costs. The bank was decreed a lien on the railroad and the decree of oreclosure was drawn, signed and filed. Attorneys Walsh and Nolan of Helena and A. C. Spen cer of Red Lodge appeared for the bank and C. L. Merrill of Bridger for tue defendant company. The Farm ers' Loan & Trust company of Lan caster, Pa., is a party defendant to the suit. An effort is to be made by Presi dent Hall of the road to raise money to pay the debt before the time of sale. He is now in the east for that purpose. EIGHT WERE DROWNED Body of Louis King Found Near La vina-Was One of Eight Men Drown ed in Cloudburst on Careless Creek. From Saturday's Daily. The body of Louis Ring, one of the men who were drowned in the cloud burst on Careless creek, near Lavina, was found Thursday by one of a party of workmen who have been searching the banks of that creek for the bodies of eight employes of one of the Bill ings & Northern railroad grading camps who are known to have been drowned. The '-bodies of the other seven were taken to Lewistown for burial. The flood in that creek and the Mus selshell river has practically subsided and since the water has gone down it is found that the amount of damage was greater than anticipated. It will probably exceed $100,000. Cellars ann caves at Musselshell and Lavina ara still filled with water. The body of Ring was brought to Billing in a badly decomposed condi tion, and is being held at the Smith undertaking parlors awaiting instruc tions from relatives in New York. Ring was well known around Billings, hav ing lived here for some time. He also worked around Joliet. He has a trunk stored in a local second-hand store. WILL CALL MEETING Chamber of Commerce Will Gather Soon to Discuss Work for Coming Year. From Saturday's Daily. President O'Donnell, and the execu. tive committee of the Billings Cham ber of Commerce are making arrange ments to call a meeting of the organ ization in the near future, at which tgne President O'Donnell will an nounce his committees for the re mainder of the year. The committee on members, which was appointed some time ago, ex pects to do some work this week, and the committee on site for the head quarters of the organization and air office has not yet decided on a place BIDS WHICH WERE RECEIVED. Security Bridge Company Is Given the Contract by County. From Sunday's Daily. The bids received by the county commissioners for constructing 12 bridges the contract for which was let to the Security Bridge company of Minneapolis, are as follows: Edward V. Staples, native pine, $5,252; Foley & Crowe, wood bridge, $6,980; E. J. Auge, wood bridge, $7,177; H. S. Weth erall, steel bridge, superstructure only $7,000; E. O. Peppard, steel super structure only $6,800, concrete sub structure $15 per cubic yard; Security Bridge company, steel bridge and su perstructure, $8,965; concrete sub structure, $14.65 per cubic yard. INDIAN GIRLS FROM THE SCHOOL COME TO BILLINGS TO SEE THE CIRCUS. EDUCATED BY THE U. S. Every Native Girl Must Attend a School of Some Kind After a Cer tain Age-Nearly All Leave School to Resume Indian Habits. From Saturday's Daily. Fifteen Crow Indian girls from the government school on the reservation came to Billings yesterday from the Crow agency to attend the circus. Gowned in their school clothes, look ing alike, the young ladies attracted considerable attention. They were chaperoned by Mrs. J. Woodruff, ma tron of the school. The girls are from 12 to 1.6 years old and belong to the fourth, fifth and sixth grades. They are the only ones out of 90 Indian girls at tending the school, which is conduct ed by the government, who did not go home to spend the summer vacation. The school is one of a number which are conducted by the govern ment on the Indian reservations for the education of the Indian girls. Ev ery Indian girl with good health of from 5 to 8 years of age is required to attend one of the government schools or some religious institution, regardlless of their parents' wishes. Vacation time the girls are allowed to spend in camp with their parents. There are on the Crow Indian res ervation besides the government schools at Pryor and Crow Agency, two sectarian schools, one founded and supported by the Catholics at St. Xavier Mission and one founded by the Baptists at Lodge Grass. The government forces the girls over the ages mentioned to attend the school nearest their home, but if they prefer they may attend a government school in place of the one nearest their home, should it be a sectarian school. In the government as well as the sectarian schools, the girls are taught all the common school branches as well as cooking, sewing and all do mestic duties. The pastimes of the Indian school girls are the same as those of the "white girls"-they play basket ball and such out door games, and are taught the same as white Sgirls. "One difficulty encountered by the teachers and others in charge," said one of the instructors, "is to make I them talk. English altogether among 3 themselves, as they insist on talking Indian when on the playground, and when away from the teachers. After I a couple of years at school, the girls r become proficient in English' and r speak almost without accent. "After the girls have attended school for the length of time required I by the government, most of them t take up the blanket again, and a e small per cent are sent to Carlisle, Riverside and other schools of higher education, although all are eligible if they wish to go. Those that attend the higher educational institutions, o nearly all take positions of different kinds with the white people in the h east, and become self-supporting. A good many of them are holding re sponsible positions in the business world." LOMBARD STOPPING STATION. People Going to Lewistown Will Not Have to Lay Over There. From Saturday's Daily. Lombard has been made a stopping station for trains 3 and 4 on the Northern Pacific railroad, so that con nections may be made there with trains on the IMontana railroad for Lewistown. This was brought about through the efforts of the Montana railroad commission, which took the matter up so that people going to Lewistown would not have to lay over in Lombard a day. RUN OVER BY A HACK Little Son of Nat Wagner of Crow Agency Meets With Accident While Out Riding With His Father. From Saturday's Daily. Nat Wagner, a 6-year-old son of T. H. Wagner of Crow Agency, was run over by a hack yesterday afternoon near the Billings cemetery and was picked up in an unconscious condi tion and brought to Billings. The accident happened while the boy and his father were out riding. The little fellow had been playing with the catch on the hack door. The hack went over a rough place ip the road and the door was jerked open and the boy thrown out on the ground. One of the rear wheels passed over his body. He was taken to Dr. Watkins' of fice in the Stapleton block and con sciousness restored. After an exam ination the doctor said That no bones had been broken, but the little fellow had been badly bruised. INVESTIGATE Those who have banking business of any kind to transact are iar Ined to investigate our terms and facilities Your business, whether large or small, will receive our careful attention. BILLINGS STATE BANK Authorized Reserve Agents for the State Banks of Montana. CAPITAL- $50,000.00 SURPLUS - $10,000.00 BERT G. SHOREY, President. A. H. BARTH, Vice-President CHAS. SPEAR, Cashier. HENRY WHITE, Ass't Cash.: Interest Paid on Time Deposits. FINEST HOTEL 1N YELLOWSTONE. VALLEY: THE GRAND GEO. F. BENNIGHOFF, PROP. ON APPLTION BILLINGS, MONT. i- - BILLINiS LUMBER CO. NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot) Building Material of Every Description. Agents for Carney Coal. RIGHT PRICES. SOH. J. THOMPSON, Manager. 1 PAID UP'CAPITAL - - $150,000,00 r SURPLUS 60- - - - o,ooo.oo ,1 DEPOSITS . 2,000,000.00 DIRECTORS: P. B. MOSS, J. B. ARNOLD, JOS. ZIMMERMAN e M. A. ARNOLD, S. G. REYNOLDS. Lt Transaet a General Banking Business. Interest Paid on Tim. Deposits. 3 -1 - SThe Yellowstone National Bank e United States Depositary Capital, $~0.. uL.00; Surplus, $60,000.00; Deposits, $900,000.00. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: ig A. L. BABCOCK, President. PETER LARSON, V. President. id L. C. BABCOCK, Cashier. 0. W. NICKEY, Ass't Cashier. ED CARDWELL, H. E. ARMSTRONG. Is THOUGHT HE WAS CZAR Drunken Man Runs Employes Out of the Billings Laundry and Declares He Has Army to Fight Them. From Saturday's Daily. delieving he was the czar of all the Russias and one of the big ironing boards was a gang of opponents, a man suffering with alcoholism took possession of the Billings laundry yesterday afternoon and chased the employes all out, believing they were nihilists who had formed a plan to in jure him and his family. He asserted to his victims, who gathered on the outside that he had an army of 30,000 men at his command and besides he believed in Jesus and could never be killed. He declared after that statement that some one was trying to blow him up with a bomb. t He was arrested by Chief of Police Talgo and offered but little resistance. At the city hall, however, the officers had a hard time to lodge him in, a cell. GRADER HAS SMALLPOX. Arrested by Officer McDonald and Sent to the Pest House. From Saturday's Daily. SFred Donohue, a grader employed at a one of the Milwaukee grading camps on the Musselshell, was sent to the pest house last night, suffering with smallpox. Donohue has been in the city several days, rooming in a Chinese rooming house on the South side. He went to n the grading camp some time ago, but s was sent back to Billings because it 1. was alleged he had the disease. He has been here since. Officer McDonald e found him yesterday afternoon and took him to the city physician, who g sent him to the pest house. e e SEARCHES CIRCUS TRAIN. 1. Officer Foster Hunts for Grip of Em ýr ploye Leaving the Show. From Saturday's Daily. f. Officer T. J. For'er searched the cars ,. of the Campbell Bros. circus yesterday n. afternoon, looking fcr- a grip contai, s ling barber's to)ls .elonging to Oscar w Reichenstein, an employe of the circus, who wanted to quit, The search was I have secured the agency for the Celebrated Cooper Wagon Consisting of Farm, Beet, be. livery and Road Wagons, Buggies and Carriages. Prices reasonable. GUS SEIPP Corner First Ave. and 23rd St. N. Billings, : : : : : Montana. Seeley Lumber Co, Building Material Yards Minnesota Ave. and 30th St. Billings, Mont. Phones: Mutual 6. Bell 126 Red. made on a warsun issued by the coun ty attorney. It seems that IReichenstein left a grip containing barbers tools with a porter in charge of one of the cars, at Dickinson, N. D., and wishing to leave the employ of the circus e am pany here, called for the grip asld was told that it was gone. Not believing this, Iteichenstein called for a search warrant. The grip was not found. PERMITS TO WED. Two Young Couples Secure Licenses to Marry From Clerk of Court. From Saturday's Daily. Marriage licenses were issued, by: the clerk of the district court, to James B. Paige and Maude Pearsall of Billings, and Charles'Andrews -andt. Susan Pirrie of Busteed, Mont. The Very Latest. The very latest designs, tl~ ades' Engraved calling Cards and ealboa.ed Note Paper and Envelopes at t sette ooce.