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Lafe Seldon of Miles City is in the city. J. L. Miller of Miles City is here on business. B. R. Carter of Lewistown is a Bill ings visitor. R. C. Soper of Corbett was in the' city Sunday. " F. O. Wilson of Helena was in Bill ings Sunday. H. M. Roth, a business man of Lau rel, is in the city. William Swikerath of Laurel spent Sunday in the city. W. J. Haynes of Big Timber left yesterday for his home. Dan Bowman of Miles City is .in Billings for a few days. Abe Goodkind, a traveling salesman of Helena, is in the city. W. J. Haines, agent for the )lorth ern Pacific at Big Timber, is in the city. Mrs. J. F. Miller and Miss Louise Pollard of Red Lodge spent Sunday in Billings. Dr. J. H. Rinehart left for Park City Saturday night on professional business. Mrs. J. S. Simineo left Saturday for Fergus county, where she will spend a month visiting friends. Manager Houghton of the Curtain Music company will leave today for an extended trip of the coast cities. E. W. Beedle, editor of the Yellow stone Monthly, left 'Sunday for east ern Montana cities on a business trip. William Ehright, traveling repre sentative of the 1Milwayikee and owner of the Family theater, is In the city. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Marvin of Laur el spent Sunday in this city, return iag to their home yesterday morning. Miss Mabel Barber of Big Timber is visiting Miss Maude Anderson, the local secretary of the civil service com mission. Mrs. F. D. Derby will leave this morning for Columbus, where she will join Mr. Derby on a fishing trip up the Stillwater. Si B. Howell, a horse buyer of Chil licothe, Mo., is in the city for the pur pose of buying horses to ship to east ern markets. Louis Arnold and G. A. Garlow, ac companied by their families, left yes terday for IBig Timber on a fishing ,trip up the Boulder river. Miss Beatrice Armour of Augusta, Mont., is in the city, visiting her broth er, David Armour, at his home on First avenue north and Thirty-fourth street. J. C. Cleghorn, Leland Balch and Hugh Cook, employes of the United States reclamation service, left Sun day night for Huntley after spending the day in the city. Miss Mabel Collins, librarian at the Parmley Billings public library, left yesterday for a months vacation. Miss Collins will visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Collins of Great Falls. Ned and Myrtle Barrington, late of the Sharpley Theater company, ar Positively the BEST R 1DING BOOTS On the Market at $6.00 Same style in tan color $6.5b. Try on a 'Pair. SHOE STORE Where Cash Saves You Money. rived in the city Sunday and left on the Burlington Monday for Omaha, to join Woodward & Burgis' stock com pany at the Kruge theater in Omaha. Walter Chrystler, formerly of this city but now an employe of the North western Improvement company of Tacoma, Wash., is visiting his piar ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Chrystler of North Thirtieth street for a couple of weeks. Attorney William Gallagher left Sunday morning for Forsyth to act as referee in the case where Alexander was awarded a judgment against a number of business men of that city for money lost by moving the terminal of the stage route from Rosebud to Forsyth. From Sunday's Daily. R. P. Heren of Forsyth is in the city. Joseph Pope of Park City is in the city. Alex McMillian of Miles City is in the city. J. S. Locke of Forsyth is a Billings visitor today. Mrs. E. S. Griffith of Bridger is in the city today. J. F. Goodwin of Custer was in the city yesterday. E. G. Blair of Livingston was in the city yesterday. Arnold Neate of Bridger is a Bill iggs visitor today. Sam W. Gebo of Fromberg is in the city on business. Mr. and Mrs. Kellum of Livingston were in the city yesterday. Charles Trott, Jr., returned Friday night from an eastern trip. V. R. Pend'ergrast of Penoria, O., is in the city visiting Roy Matheson. L. F. Douthett of Big Timber was in the city yesterday on business. Miss Aggle Burton has gone to Liv ingston to visit Miss Gladys King. B. E. Upton of Red Granite, Wis., is in the city visiting his brother, I. W. Upton. B. C. Ltllis returned Friday from a week's visit with friends at Willow Creek. W. P. George of Camden Point, Mo., Is in the city visiting, his son, W. B. 'George. Mrs. S. H. Mendenihall left yester day for a month's visit with relatives at Crown Point, Ind. Miss Florence Hamilton, an em ploye of the local land office, returned yesterday from the park. Mrs. Minnie Bosserman of Denver is in the city visiting Mrs. Hunkins of North Thirty-third street. Mrs. George Anderson of Minneapo lis is in the city visiting her sister, Mrs. George Brown. State Senator J. C. McCarthy of IBozeman was in the city yesterday, having come from Bear Creek, where he is interested in mines. J. C. Sleghorn, Leland R. Bach and Hugh Cook are a party of recla mation service men from Huntley who are spending Sunday here. W. T. Garvey, C. M. Ridley, Charles Ramsey, Miss Ethel Verdon and Miss Standford have returned from a week's fishing trip on the Stillwater. Misses Kate Matheson, Imogene Bartlett and Roy Matheson returned yesterday from a week's visit with the family of Willard Lovell on the Lovell ranch, near-Kain, Wyo. Owing to one of the party being thrown from a horse and injured, only a part of the R. E. Shepard party re turned last night from their camping trip on the Armstrong's lake. Mr. and Mrs. George L. Bach and Mrs. Leard and son will leave for Liv ingston tomorrow for a trip to the Yellowstone National park. The trip to Livingston will be made in an au tomobiile. From Saturday's Daily. A. R. Sickler of Forsyth is in the city. Mrs. J. C. Joy will leave for Denver today on a visit. D. W. Slayton of Lavina is in the city on business. S. L. Bowman of Kendall spent yes terday in the city. Mrs. F. W. Weber of- Fromberg is a Billings visitor today. R. O. Shorey of Forsyth was a Bill ings visitor yesterday. George P. Dier, a business man of Bozeman, is in the city. Mrs. Emery Miller of Martinsdale was in the city yesterday. W. P. Skipter of Sheridan was a Billings visitor yesterday. M. W. Cramer of Laurel was in the city yesterday on business. W. S. Gempa of Lusk is in the city for a few days on business. , James Dix is in the city on busi ness, accompanied by his wife. John McCollough, a business man of Joliet, is in the.city on business. William Rea, the well known stock man, is in the city from St. Paul. Albert Brucker, Jr., of Dorsey, is in the city attending the wool sales. Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs of Laurel spent yesterday in the city. Richard Maugher of White Sulphur Springs is a Billings visitor today. R. E. Shepard and family and a par ty of friends from the east, who have beep camping for the past two weeks at Armstrong's lake, will return to night. Edward Herford, a Wyoming ranch er, is in the city visiting Frank De Clercy. Brady McTheny, a business man of the Gallatin valley, is in the city on business. W; E. Knowles is in the city on his way from a few days' sojourn at Chico Hot Springs. A. V. P. Anderson, an officer in the United States army, is in the city vis iting Harry Wright. J. H. Thorpe, one of the organizers of the local Beet Sugar company, is in the city from Denver. J. F. Byrne, -R. C. Carter and John McMann comprise. a party of Butte men who are in the city. Earl Stevens, leader of the Second Regiment band, left for Portland yes terday on a business trip. Earl Morse and Jack Fraser left yesterday morning for Minneapolis and Chicago. During their stay in those cities they will visit a number of automobile manufacturers, and it is rumored that Mr. Fraser will pur chase a light 40-horse power machine. DIVORCED AND AGAIN MARRIED ARCHIE AND KATE EDMONSTON UNITED BY JUDGE MANN. After being divorced a few weeks, Archie Edmonston and Kate Edmoa ston were married again last night, the ceremony being performed by Jus tice Mann at the office of W. M. John ston, attorney for Mrs. Edmonston. Mr. and Mrs. Edmonston are both well known in Yellowstone county and the action for divorce which was brought by Mrs. Edmonston before the district court caused considerable sur prise. When the case was tried she was granted separation on grounds of cruelty and inhuman treatment and she was also given the custody of the two minor children. Later a division of the property was made and the agreement filed with the county clerk and recorder. W. M. Johnston repre sented Mrs. Edmonston at the trial. Mr. Edmonston is one of the best known cattlemen on the Musselshell river and resides near Milner. He came very near not securing a license. When he appeared before the clerk of the district court to make the applica tion he was informed that the licenses had been exhausted and another could not be issued until the new supply was received. While the clerk of the court was telling Mr. Edmonston this the expressman arrived with the new book. of licenses, and one for Mr. and Mrs. Edmonston was issued. SECOND ATTEMPT FAILS Joe Kelly Stole Suit Case From Side board Saloon and Carried It Out Past Employes and Police Officers. Joe Kelly was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail yesterday for petit larceny .by Justice Mann. Kelly was arrested early Sunday morning, by Sergeant Baker and. Offi cer Lavelle, charged with stealing a suit case from the Sideboard saloon. It is alleged that Kelly walked into the saloon early Sunday morning and grabbed a suit case and took it over to the south side, where he attempted to sell it in the Montana saloon. Not being successful in disposing of it, he returned to the Sideboard and at tempted to steal another suit case. He was caught by the officers, who had been notified of the previous theft. The theft is about as nervy as any committed in the city for some time, as the employes of the place and the owner of the suit case were standing just outside the door when it oc-. curred. WILL BECOME CITIZENS. German and Two Hungarians Take Out First Papers. First naturalization papers were is sued to Ferdinand Stoltenberg, Frank Sfoke and Steve Bodj by the clerk of the district court yesterday. Stoltenberg is a native of Germany and has been in this country for 12 years. He has been engaged in the saloon business in this city for sev eral years. Frank Sfoke and Steve Bodj were born in 'the same town in Hungary and are lab6rers. Sfoke is 28 years old and has been in this country for sev en years, while Bodj is 39 years old and has been here six years. MRS. ALBERT SHARPE DEAD. Passes Away at Ranch Home East of Billings After Long Suffering. Mrs. Albert Sharpe, wife of Albert Sharpe, a well known rancher resid ing three miles east of town, died yesterday at her home from a compli cation of diseases from which she has been a sufferer from a long time.. Mrs. Sharpe was a member of the Daughters of Rebekkah and the funer al will be held this afternoon from Settler's undertaking parlors under the auspices of that lodge. Interment will be made in the Billings cemetery. ONLY ELEVEN FILE ON CLAIMS FORTY LOSE RIGHTS TO FILE ON HLJNTLEY LANDS. MORE WILL FILE TODAY Most of Claims Chosen Adjoin Town sites of Huntley and Ballantine-T. L. White Makes the First Filing Papers Prepared. Only 10 of the 50 who were entitled to file on land under the Huntley recla mation project yesterday made filings and the remaining 40 lose their rights. Today those who drew numbers from 50 to 100 at the drawing in June will be allowed to file. As a result of the 40 losing their rights yesterday those who drew numbers from 632 to 672 will be given a chance to file on the lands after the first 631 numbers have had a chance. The officials at the local land office yesterday announced that in event the claims are not a~ taken up by the 1,000 who were awarded numbers at the crawing, the general public will be given an opportunity to file the day after the last date set fOr filing. The filing yesterday was very quiet and quickly done, as all the blanks had been prepared in advance and the amounts to be paid on each claim had been figured out. Thomas White, who drew number one at the drawing, was first to file and he filed on 40 acres. contained in farm unit D in section 24, township 2 north, range 27 east. Mr. White paid for his unit, commissioners' fees $6.50, Indian payment $40, construction and maintenance $144; total, $190.50. The farm unit selected by Mr. White ad joins the townsite of Huntley on the north. All of this land is irrigable. T. W. Webb of Joliet, who drew No. 2 at the drawing, was second to file. He took farm unit E, which con tains 40 acres and is in section 5, township 2 north, range 29 east. His payments were, commissioner's fees $6.60, Indian payment $40, construc tion and maintenance charge $144; to tal, $190.50. All of this land is irriga ble and adjoins the townsite of Bal ble and adjoins the townsite of Bal lantine on the north. Franklin A. Deisemdorf of Sheridan, who drew No. 4, was the third man to file. He selected farm unit C, in sec tion 4, township 2 north, range 29 east, which contains 146.09 acres. His payments were,, commissioner's fees $15.47, Indian payment $146.09, con struction and maintenance charge, $165.24; total, $326.80. Forty-five acres of this land is irrigable and it adjoins Ballantine on the east. W. B. DeGroat of Kansas City, Mo., who drew No. 5, was the fourth man to file. He selected farm unit F, which contains 40 acres in section 5, town ship 2 north, range 29 east. His pay ments were, commissioner's fees $6.50, Indian payment $40, construction and maintenance charge $144; total, $10.50. All of this land is irrigable and adjoins Ballantine on the north. R. J. Cruse of Billings, who drew No. 7, was the fifth man to file. He selected farm unit O,. which contains 150.05 acres. and is in sections 17 and 20, township 2 north, range 2& east. His payments were, commissioner's fees $15.62, Indian payment $150.05, construction and maintenance charge $187.95; total, $353.63. It is one of the largest tracts, and but 52.21 acres of it is irrigable. James H. Brown of Billings, who drew No. 17, was the sixth to file. He selected farm unit I, which contains 81.5 acres and is in section 3, town ship 2 north, range 29 east. The pay ments were, commissioner's fees, $13.05, Indian payment $81.50, con struction and maintenancec harge $174.52; total, $269.07.. In this unit but 48.48 acres are irrigable and the land lies about a half mile east of Ballan tine. William Clarak of Wymore, Neb., who drew No. 28, was the seventh to file. He selected farm unit C, which contains 48.13 acres and is in section 5, township 2 north, range 29 east. The payments were, commissioner's fees $6.80, Indian payment $48.13, con struction and maintenance charge $173.26; total, $288.19. All of this land is irrigable and adjoins Ballan tine on the north. Eugene C. Sampsoh of Billings, who drew No. 41, was the eighth man to 'file. He selected farm unit B, which which contains 77.73 acres, and is in section 24, township 2 north, range 27 Mica Axle Grease Helps the Wagon up the Hill The load seems lighter-Wagon andteam wear longer-You make more money, and have more time to make money, when wheels are greased with caAxle Grease -The longest wearing and most satisfactory lubricant in the world. STANDARD O%. CO. east. The payments were, commis sioner's fees $7.91, Indian payment $77.73, construction and maintenance charge $152.28; total, $237.91. This land adjoins Huntley on the west and 42.3 acres of it is irrigable. A. E. Alcorn of Whatcheer, Iowa, who dre'w 44, was. the ninth man to file. He selected farm unit H in sec tion 8, township 2 north, range 29 east. It contains 40 acres. The pay ments on it were, commissioner's fees $6.50, Indian payment $40, con struction and maintenance charges $144; total, $190.50. All of this land is irrigable and adjoins Ballantine on the north. Robert L. McCormick of Billings, who drew No. 44, was the tenth and last man to file. He selected farm unit 4, in section 4, township 2 north, range 29 east. It contains 145.9 acres. The payments on it were, commis sioner's fees $15.47, Indian payment $145.90, construction and maintenance charge $258.40; total, $419.77. The land adjoins the townsite of Huntley on the north. SCANDINAVIANS ARE VICTORS. Defeat Band Boys in Tug-of-War at Picnic Sunday. Over 300 persons attended the pic hic given Sunday across the river by the Scandinavian club. All of the members of the club and their families were present, besides a number of in vited guests. The ,Second Regiment band furnished music for the occasion. The arrangements were perfect and carried out in every detail. Dancing was indulged in during the afternoon, and a tug-of-war between the band boys and the members of the club was given, in which the Scandinavians were victorious. 'The merry picnickers returned Sunday night after an enjoy able day's outing. Lunch was served under the trees. MAY GO TO DENVER Blew His Money in Celebrating His Departure and Was Arrested for Disturbance. William Fitch, a foreman at one of the Milwaukee grading camps, was given an opportunity to go to Denver by Judge Mann in police court yester day morning, despite the fact that Fitch had been drunk and disturbing the peace. Fitch came to Billings Saturday night on his way to Denver and pur chased a ticket over the Burlington railroad. Then he proceeded to visit the places where soft drinks, and other kinds of drinks are sold, in or der to properly celebrate his leaving Billings. It was not long till his con duct became boisterous and he was ar rested by Officers O'Hea and Sage. His money was all gone, but he assured Judge Mann that he would go to Den ver if released. James Kelly, charged with being a vagrant, and William Graham, charged with drunkenness, also received sus pended sentences. William Seery was asked to contribute $5 for being drunk. He was arrested by Officer McDonald. Ole Matson, an old offender, was discharged. He proved to the judge that he is working steadily and gave as an excuse for being drunk that ;t was pay day and he got his check cashed. DECOY PROVES SUCCESSFUL. Attempted Theft of Suit Case at De pbt Is Thwarted. M. J. Foley was arrested by Officer Sage Sunday on the charge of steal ing a suit case from the passenger de pot. Foley is alleged to have attempt ed to steal a suit case which, had been left by the police for a decoy, to catch some of the sneak thieves who have been infesting the city and com mitting like offenses. The suit case was placed in the de pot by the police early Sunday morn ing and Officer Sage detailed to watch it. As soon as the trains had gone out and the depot was deserted, Foley at tempted to walk away with the case, but was caught red handed. In police court yesterday morning the man was tried on the charge of drunkenness, as the evidence would hardly warrant placing a- charge of petit larceny against him, and he was sentenced to two days and a half in the city jail. BREWERS', ANNUAL PICNIC. Held on Banks of Yellowstone-Proves Delightful Event. The employes of the Billings Brew ery held their annual picnic Sunday on the banks of the river, about two miles east of town. • The picnickers were the employes of the, brewery, their families and a num ber of invited guests. Swings were hung in the trees for the amusement of the young folks and a program of athletic events given. A nice lunch was served and afterwards the athletic contests were -held. The fat man's race was won by M. B. McCartney: Captain Salsbury's team won the tug of-war. FTred Tewes won the team sters' race and Young Salsbury car ried off the honors in the pie eating contest. J. Collins West acted as host and credit is due him for the success ful manner in which the affair was managed. ap Some of Your Cigar Money and Get a Better Shoke! That shipment of genuine Imported Cigars Are satisfying men who never believed that such quality could be purchased for less than 25c. Some cigars at 3 for 50c approach them, but you will find just what you want in these at 2 for 25c "You can get it at Chapple's" CHAPPLE'8 Wath for Our N°xt AtL CNAPPLE'.. DEAD MAN'S WIFE FOUND INSURANCE POLICIES IN HIS GRIP GIVES ADDRESS. After a search of more than two weeks trace has been secured of the relatives of E. H. Crandall, the un fortunate man who was found dying in a room in the. Southern hotel. His suit case was found at Liv ingston by the railroad officials and returned to Billings. Insurance poli cies on Crandall's life were found in it, and according to them be has a 'wife who is thought to be living in Kansas City. A telegram has been sent to her there, notifying her of the death of her husband. The amount of the insurance contained in the poll cies has not yet been made public. The railroad authorities are trying to find the rest of Crandall's bag gage, as it is understood that he has two trunks, two baggage checks being found in his clothes after his death at the hospital. So far, outside of the letter which declared that a bartender at the Mug saloon could tell about the assault on Crandall, no trace of his assailants has been found. The Southern hotel in which the body was found is still be ing operated. The closest questioning of the Chinamen has failed to reveal anything of value in a search for the murderers of Crandall. Two of the members of the local police force are said to have been in structed to devote their entire time to the solving of the mystery surrounding Crandall's death. PLUIMIBERS AND STEAMFITTERS Hold Annual Picnic Gathering at Mo lasses Gap-Enjoyable Affair. The Plumbers and Steamfitters' un ion of this city held their picnic Sun day at Molasses Gap, about eight mires up the river. An excellent lunch was served, and a humber of athletic events given, among them being a hundred-yard foot race between George Stocking and Leo Labb, in which Mr. Stocking easily de feated his opponent, and a seven-man baseball game. 'Three innings were played, at the end of which the score was 32 to 22. Nearly every hit made was good for a home Tun, and no less than a dozen balls were batted so far that they could not be found. DELEGATES TO CONGRESS. Commissioners Will Appoint Anyone Who Can Attend. An invitation to send five delegates to the National Irrigation congress which meets at Sacramento, Cal., Sep tember 2, has been received by the county commissioners. The commis sioners request that any one able to attend the congress will notify the county clerk so that they may be pro vided with the proper credentials. The objects for holding the conven tion are, to store flood waters so that they may be used for irrigation, to save forests and to reclaim deserts so that they may be homesteaded. The very latest designs In Ladies' Engraved Calling Cards and Embossef 1 Note Paper and Envelopes at the Ga zette offlce. CAR LOAD LOTS AND RETAIL: W.H. O E G CSHI Ki HAS NARROW ESCAPE. Brakeman Struck by Obstruction in the Track While on Engine. H. F. Langowasky, a Northern Pa cific 'brakeman, had a narrow escape" from serious injury in the yards yes terday, but fortunately escaped with . nothing more serious than a biuised foot. Langowasky was in the pilot of one of the engines which had been un hooked from a train, and was going to the round house when he was struck by an obstruction in the center of the: track. He saw the obstruction and i; partially avoided it, or he would doubt less have been thrown off the pilot and seriously injured. FAST SNAPPY BASEBALL Sugar Factory Defeats the Railroaders After Game Has Been Awarded the Latter by Umpire-Expressmen De feat the Commercials. The double header provided by the Billings baseball league for Sunday,' afternoon at Country Club park prov ed to be two of the best baseball games in Billings season. The Sugar Factory team defeated the Railroaders.. in a fast and snappy game, by a score of 5 to 4. The commercials went down to defeat at the hands of the Expressmen by the score of 11 to 6. The Railroaders and the Sugar Fao tory both made a run in the first inn ing. The Railroaders repeated the per formance in the third and fourth inn ings by bunching their hits. The Sn gar Factory got another in the sev enth and the Railroaders one in the first part of the eighth. In that inn ing Umpire Evans rendered a close decision, calling Thorlne safe, when he stole third. The Sugar Factory boys protested the decision and the6, umpire called the game off, awarding it to the Railroaders by a score of 9, to 0. The two teams, however, agreed to 'play the remainrr of the game; Eddie- Carroll to officiate as umpire. In the last half of the same inning, with two men on bases, Johnson, the' pitcher, who was signed from the Bill ings Browns, knocked a clean two base hit, bringing in two men and tie ing the score. He scored on De Haven's hit to the field, winning his own game. In the last half of the second inning Carr of the Railroaders was thrown out at first, Holland struck out and Hurst knocked a grounder lntb the* first baseman's hands, retiring the side "and ending the game. Th'e pitching of Johnson for the Su gar Factory, who struck out eight men, and of Hurst of the Railroaders, who struck out 12 men, and. 9 difficult catch by Holland in left field, where, he dropped the ball and caught .4 again before it touched the ground, were the features of the game. The game between the Commercials and the Expressmen proved to be 'an uninteresting affair. Husband' pitched a masterly game for the !boys in, white, while the Commercials semed to have a hoodoo. FATAL WRECK IN 10WA. Marshalltown, Ia., July 22.-The Chi cago Limited on the 'Northwedtern' railway ran into the rear of a mj:iy train near here today, killing T. k :l . Jeffries, an Idaho stockman; injuringg:: two others probably fatally.