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ISAD TO WRITE IT LIVINGSTON GIRL'S MOTHER HAD A "GREAT" NAME. ALEKSANDOEVI EREVNO Young Lady Leads Blushing Groom to Altar in Livingston After Having Given as Her Mother's Maiden Name One of the Longest Ever Written. (Special to The Gazette.) Livingston, July 26.-Mary Alek sandoevierevno is the name without any variations that Miss Anna Jurski gave to the district clerk today as being that of her mother prior to her marriage, when asking for her license. Miss Jurski herself applied for the marriage certificate and led Kastant Kulerza, a meek but willing victim to the altar. Judge Frank Bender per formed the marriage ceremony in the presence of the district clerk and deputy. The couple are natives of Ostrotenks, Russia. DREW HIS RAZOR. Livingston Man Wants Relief via Ha beas Corpus Route. Livingston, July 26.-John Carleton has applied to the district court for a writ of habeas corpus to be returna ble Monday, July 22. He is held in jail on a charge of assault. He was arrested a few nights ago by Chief of Police King, who caught him in the act of shaking a razor at another fellow in a street quarrel. MISS MORRISON DEAD.f Prominent Young Lady Succumbs to Acute Bright's Disease. Livingston, July 26.-Word was re ceived in Livingston today of the death at Miner Basin last evening of Miss Maggie Morrison, a young lady 24 years of age. Death was due to acute Bright's disease. Miss Morrison was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Morrison of Miner, former res idents of Livingston. She was one of a large family, all of whom reside at Miner with the exception of two sis ters, Mrs. Dr. J. E. Stewart and Miss Anna Morrison of Livingston. The funeral will be held Sunday after noon and the burial will take place at Fridley. SHIPMENTS ARE LIGHT Large Amount on Way to Billings Ex pected to Arrive Today-Few Sales Made Yesterday. From Saturday's Daily. But little wool was shipped into the market yesterday, but several large clips are en transit to the city and will probably arrive today. Sales were conducted on the floor of the wool house yesterday and the follow ing clips were disposed of: G. W. Martin, 65,000 pounds, sold to Jeremiah Williams & Co., at 23 cents. W. E. Anderson, 20,000 pounds, sold to Hallowell, Jones & Donald, at 22% cents. J. W. Newton, 27,000 pounds, sold to Wattine & Co., at 21½ cents. MUST OBEY THE LAW Sheriff's Deputies Serve Notice On the Houses in the Red Light Dis trict Liquor Selling Must Cease. From Saturday's Daily. Sheriff Webb and his deputies noti fled the proprietors of every house in the tenderloin last night, that the sale of liquor In the houses must cease. . The sheriff's office gave notice some % time ago that the sale of liquors would be stopped, and last night again gave them final notice. Unless the order Is complied with, prosecu tions will follow under section 4 of the wine room law, which makes It un lawful to run a saloon where women . are allowed to frequent and serve them drinks. It is said that the offi ders anticipate trouble in enforcing the law in the red light district, as they h4ve been allowed to sell liquor so long without being prosecuted. The officers say that they will prosecute S$LEY LUMBER CO. Building laterial Yards , taneota Ave. and 30th St. 3WlSwu Ilot. a ~ ta 4,3111634 every case where a violation of the law is reported. At the present time there are nine houses in the city where drinks are served and it is thought that closing down the bars will diminish the number of houses considerably. It is rumored that a movement is on foot to close every house in the district, but this report is not con firmed by the officers. TWO HOMESTEAD ENTRIES. Billings and Forsyth Men Take Up Government Land. From Saturday's Daily. Steven C. Mercer of Forsyth made homestead entry at the local land of fice yesterday on 80 acres in the south half of the southeast quarter of sec tion 2, township 6 north, range 36 east. George H. Thomas of this city filed yesterday on 160 acres in the north east quarter of section 33, township 1 north, range 33 east. SUES THE BURLINGTON Forest E. Stevens Wants $1,000 Dam. ages for Being Forcibly Ejected from Train by Conductor. From Saturday's Daily. Forest E. Stevens yesterday coin menced suit in the district court against the Chicago, 'Burlington & Quincy Railway company for $1,000 damages as a result of having been put off the train at York, Neb. Stevens claims in his complaint that he purchased a second class ticket April 1, 1907, at Kansas City, Mo., to Billings, 'Mont., and checked his bag gage through to Billings. He says that he rode from Kansas City to York, Neb., on the ticket, but on April 23 the Burlington conductor at York took up the ticket and forcibly ejected him from the train. Owing to his not having any money he was forced to borrow in order to secure food. As a result he asks damages to the ex tent of $1,000. TACKA GETS 20 DAYS. Sentenced in Justice Court for At. tempt to Flimflam. From Saturday's Daily. Andrew Tacka, an Austrian, was sentenced to 20 days in the county jail yesterday morning before Justice Mann for petit larceny. It was alleged that Tackt sold his watch to another Austrian, Anton Weiss, for $5 last Thursday, and then persuaded Weiss to give the watch 1 back to him by telling him he could get $10 for it. Weiss waited sever al hours for Tackas to return with the money, and then started out in search of him, finding him in a South side saloon engaging in an altercation 1 with the bartender. Weiss immediate ly called Officer McDonald and had him placed under arrest. When ar rested Tackas had the watch on him and it was given to Weiss yesterday morning. BUILD ALFALFA MILL' Party of Colorado Capitalists in Bill ings Looking Into Feasibility of Erecting One Here. From Saturday's Daily. J. L. Church, harry Cassidy and J. I C. Hankins of Boulder, Colo., three well known capitalists of northern Colorado, are in the city looking for investments and with a view to build- f ing a large alfalfa mill here. It is their intention to build a mill that will enable the farmers of the Yellowstone valley to have their al- 1 falfa properly prepared for shipment and for forage. The party yesterday took a ride in an automobile up the Yellowstone valley and on their re turn here last night each of the men expressed himself as delighted with the outlook for the success of any in vestment made here. It Is understood that one of the party yesterday closed a deal for a large number of city lots. BAIR'S RACER ARRIVES Will Be Entered in the Automobile Races at State Fair This Fall-Is Very Speedy Car. From Saturday's Daily. C. M. Bair has received his new White steamer auto racing car, which he recently purchased in Chicago, and which he will enter in the auto mobile races at the state fair this fall. The car is a fine piece of mechanism. It is built torpedo shape and sets very close to the ground. It weighs 1,900 -pounds and carries 15 gallons of gasoline and 24 allons of water. The wheel base is 111 inches and the pow er generated by the engines is be tween 70 and 80 horse. It is said that the car will be able to make a mile in less than a minute, and some of the local drivers say it should be able to go close to the re cord of 48 1-3 seconds for a mile on a circular track, which was made by a car named "Whistling Billy." LIFE AMONG CROW INDIANS SLOWLY ADOPTING THE INTRIC ACIES OF CIVILIZATION. ON THE RESERVATION Annual Fair Is Proving Wonderful Aid in Civilizing the Red Man-Crows Are Making Good as Farmers-Pre fer the Teepee to the House. "Indian life on the reservation changes very slowly," remarked- a Billings man, who had been spending a few days on the reservation. "If anyone thinks they are rapidly grasp ing the civilization of your Uncle Samuel, why they ought to take a trip to the reservation and see just how the Indian is learning the intri cacies of civilization. He will see one of the most contented people on earth, half barbarian and half up to date. "Everything is Indian. Even tnt graduates of the government schools have the Indian habits and wear tht, Indian costumes. The best descrip tion of life on the reservation I have seen is given in an article in a Glen dive paper which I read last weeta. The writer says: 'For instance, you see an Indian and his family drive up to one of the big general stores at the agency. The horses are fine animals-not scrub Indian ponies, but big steeds that show good blood ana excellent care. The rig is a brand new wagon, as shiny as a new piano; strapped to the back seat is a saddle that could not have cost less than $75. The In dian driver is a big fine looking Crow, dressed in white men's clothes, and wearing a pair of faultless boots, with cowboy heels-the kind that cost you at least $12 a pair. Only the hair, in two braids and the eagle feather trem bling in the brim of his Stetson hat, smack of the Indian. Yet this up-to date chap, who has played football on the Carlisle team, who can speak Eng lish far better than the average resi dent of a city, and who has a farm that would be the envy of any whit( L man, will drive his smarts rig back to a tepee and will stable his horses in a house erected by Uncle Sam. And he has a wife who is as well edu cated as himself and who knows the ins and outs of domestic science as taught at college, yet who wears a blanket and moccasins, and who never fails to put a bright strip of crimson down her scalp line when she parts and braids here hair in the morning. F" or the Indian Is adopting civi lization by degrees. He will go far along the road, but he will not sacri fice the eagle feather in his hat, nor will his wife dispense with the vermil lion mark down the part in her hair. Nor do they take kindly to the houses which the government aids them in building. They can hardly be blamed for referring the tepees of the fore fathers. A government house made out of rough boards, is an ugly thing beside a graceful tepee. Then, too, it is poorly ventilated. The windows are small, and the Indians cannot sleep in the stuffy rooms. So they cling to the tepees which are at once the snuggest and the best ventilated homes on earth.. " 'Put the squaw in a tepee and she is the neatest of housekeepers. Ev 'ry thing in one of these big, roomy mnts, is in apple pie order. The blan .ets are neatly rolled and stowed away under the edge of the tepee, leaving the center clear. Bright col ored blankets and fine fur robes are spread about, and a wonderfully beaued dance drum hangs from one of the poles. " 'But on the other hand, put a squaw in a house, and she is any thing but a success. Go into one of these frame houses and you will fih. the mattresses laid along the floor, with the whdle family sprawling thereon. The cracked cook stove will be in the middle of the floor, with anything but agreeable odors coming therefrom, while the meal is In pros gress. Outside, the bedsteads and springs will be used as chicken roosts. But the squaw doesn't let her house keeping shortcomings worry her. When she puts on an elk tooth robe valued at anywhere from $1,500 to $33,000 and rides to the fair or to the agency on a Sunday astride a beaded saddle, she is a picture of content ment that any of her white sisters might envy. " 'As a farmer the Indian Is mak ing headway-The Crows in partice lar since they have the stimulus of an annual fair. It was hard work to prod them into taking care of their farms each season, until the capable agent, S. G. Reynoids, thought of get I have secured the agency for the Celebrated Cooper Wagon Consisting of Farm, Beet, De livery and Road Wagons, Buggies and Carriages. Prices reasonable. Corner First Ave. and 23rd St. N. Guss Seipp Billings, : Montana ting up a show on the plan of the old fashioned country fair. The fair has been held three years now, and great rivalry has developed among the In dians of each district to carry away the prizes for the best crops. A few more years and the raising of good crops will be a habit. This is the secret of dealing with the Indian-yot, must interest him as you would a child, and then the rest is easy. In which the Indian is not so different from the white man, who works much better when his work becomes a game. " 'Then, too, the Indian is doing wonders as a stock raiser. The Crows have always had more horses than any other nation of Indians. Their reser vation consists of many square miles of ideal grazing ground. But the scrub mustangs are being sold off at $5 a head and their places are being takes by a bigger and finer kind of stock. There are cattle on a thousand hills and prime cattle at that-every steer and cow and calf bearing the big brand I. D., which means interior de partment. "Like all the rest of his red-skin ed brethren, the Crow Indian dearly loves the dance. An Indian will drop his haying in the face of a thun der storm to go to a dance and a skuaw will forget all her hifalutin' col lege education at the prospect of keeping step to the magic beating of those tom-toms. The music of the dance represents the summons of the ages-it is the call of the wild which the Indian cannot resist. The best and most industrious scuccumb to its - wiles. " 'After the harvest is in, there is little for the Indian to do. He may work a little on a house or build a few fences, or ride out on the range to look after some stock, but in the main the long golden days of autumn and bright, crisp days of winter are spent in an idyllic, nomadic fashion. o A little group of indians will ride I along the road that skirts the solemn - hill that is capped by the Custer mon ument and soon there will be a mag i ic city of tepees in a bend of the Lit º tle Big Horn. Camp fires glow through t Lie dusk, and there is the barking t of Indian dogs, and the happy shout - ing of care free Indian children. Blan keted squaws stroll to the riverside ant get water for the evening "bah I roosh," or eat; a buck in garb halt - wild, half covilized, leads a bunch of - ponies down, that the animals may 1 drink. In the camp the old squaws are getting out the jerked, or sun-drieca meat, and the young squaws are mak ing biscuits in ditch ovens. All is I peace and contentment. There are no - harsh voices-no notes of pessimism. In the morning the magic camp has 4 gone. It's smoke-browned tepee tops have vanished, but further down the river you will find them, and the note of happiness always accompanies - them.'" REAL ESTATE ACTIVE Numerous Sales Made by Local Deal ers in Billings Property During the Past Week. There has been an Increased activ ity in the local real estate market and in improvement and building lines. A large number of deeds were recorded last week and the various real estate firms of the city have a number of deals under consideration which have not been closed yet. Coombs & Brayton closed a deal last week for the sale of three lots on Broadwater avenue to L. S. Jelli son, the consideration given in the deed was a nominal one. They also closed a deal for four lots on Custer avenue to H. N. Coffman, who will build a house on them to rent. W. B. George sold to Edith Town send a four-room house and two lots In the West side addition, and Austin North sold two lots on North Twenty fourth street to Jesse P. Gilchrist. West side and Suburban subdivision lots seemed to have been in demand last week, as the deeds filed at the court house showed a number of transfers in this part of the city. J. W. Fish and wife sold to George A. Douglass ix lots in the West side ad dition and the estate of Frederick Bill ings sold to Mary E. Littlefield two lots In the Suburban addition. The Montana Realty & Loan company also sold two lots in the Suburban addi tion, James R. Rourke being the pur chaser of two lots from that company. James P. Langan sold two lots ad joining the Continental Oil company's warehouse to that company last week for a consideration of $536. CITIZENS TO PROTECT MINERS RIFLES HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED -SITUATION QUIET. Duluth, July 27.-All was quiet in the ranges today. The crucial point in the strike is expected Monday, when efforts will be made to start a number of mines. Rifles have been distributed among citizens and depu ties, and the promise of protection to miners who desire to return to work will be carried out. Strike Leader Petriella Is still at Eveleth. So far as could be learned today no warrant has been issued for his arrest. OUTLOOK FOR CROPS GREAT ONE OF BEST SEASONS KNOWN IN YELLOWSTONE VALLEY. 1. D. O'DONNEL L TALKS Declares the Sugar Beet Yield Will Be Largest in History of Valley-Al falfa Is in Fine Condition-Nearly Everything Is Late. From Sunday's Daily. Prospects for a successful season in the Yellowstone valley were never better," declared I. D. O'Donnell, own er of Hesper farm and president of the Billings Chamber of Commerce yesterday. "The sugar beet yield will be the largest in the history of growing that plant in this valley," he said, "and it is estimated that there are about 10, 000 acres planted in the valley tribu tary to the Yellowstone. The alfal. fa is doing fine and the grains are showing up nicely. The production of barley and rye will be much larg er this year than ever before, as the dry farms show an enornious yield. "The potato crop is large, and all the garden stuffs are geting along fine. The melon crop is a large one this year, although, like the rest of the crops, it is two weeks late. The currant and goosezerry bushes are overloaded this year, and the farmers are planting thousands of strawberry plants since they have found out the enormous profits which derive from their culture. The demand for this fruit is increasing every year, and ,,t " acreage the net proceeds from this " fruit are $200 an acre. "The opening of the reservation has thrown open a large area of country " to settlement, and the land is some - of the most productive and fertile in the state. There are numerous streams of water running through it, i so plenty of water can be had for ir f rigation purposes. r "No preparation for an exhibit at the state fair have been made yet, t but from the present crop outlook - Yellowstone county will be able to make a showing this year that will eclipse all previous efforts."' PRINTERS BURY MYERS Man Who committed Suicide in Box ,Car at Toluca Is Interred in the Billings Cemetery. From Saturday's Daily. Funeral services over the body of Henry 'Myers, the printer who com mitted suicide Tuesday in a box car at Toluca, were held yesterday after noon at 5:30 o'clock from the 'Smith undertaking parlors, and interment was in the Billings cemetery. All effort to trace the relatives of the dead man have proved unavailing. Telegrams sent to several places have failed to receive any response. The only thing by which the man could be identified was a traveling card of the International Typographical union, which was found in his pocket. As "a result the local union took charge of the remains, secured a plot in the cemetery and provided for his bur ial. The union atended the services in a body and sent floral tributes. Rev. B. Z. McCollough conducted the ser vices. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Will Have Handsome Quarters in the Corner Room of the New Smith Block Opposite The Gazette. From Saturday's Daily. Headquarters for the Billings Cham of Commerce will be in the new Smith building, which is nearing completion, on the corner of Twenty-seventh street and First avenue north. The room on the corned will be leased to the organization and will give it plenty of room to have office quarters, an office for the magazine and a display room. Until the cham ber gets into the new location the of fice will continue in the Stapleton block. WATER ON RESERVATION Articles of Incorporation of the Waco Custer Ditch Company Filed With the County Recorder. From Sunday's Daily. Articles of incorporation of the Waco-Custer Ditch company, which will construct a ditch to irrigate land on the ceded portion of the Crow res ervation near Custer, were filed yes terday afternoon with the county clerk and recorder. The company has laid claim to 3,000 inches of water from the Yellowstone river. The water will be taken from the river on the east bank near lots 3, 4 CATTLE and SHEEP ...FOR SALE... 500 Cows and Calves For delivery about August 15 at Great Falls or Conrad, Mont. Polled Angus Thoroughbred Bulls 3500 Well Wooled Yearling Ewes 6000 Well Wooled Yearling Wethers For delivery August 15. Grade Cotswold Bucks--Yearlings and Lambs Grade Hampshire Buck Lambs For further information and prices address Sun River Stock & Land Co. C. B. POWER, Sec'y. HELENA OR SUNNYSIDE, MONT. PAID-UP CAPITAL : . . : $150,000.00 SURPLUS 60,000.00 DEPCSITS : 2,000,000.00: DIRECTORS P. B. MOSS, J. B. ARNOLD, JOS. ZIMMERMAN, M. A. ARNOLD, S. G. REYNOLDS. Transact a General Banking Business. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. The Yellowstone National Bank United States Depositary Capital, $50,000.00; Surplus, $60,000.00; Deposits, $900,000.00. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: A. L. BABCOCK, President. PETER LARSON, V. President. L. C. BABCOCK, Cashier. O. W. NIOKEY, Ass't Cashier. ED CARDWELL, H. E. ARMSTRONG. INVESTIGATE Those who have banking business of any kind to transact are invite" to Investigate our terms and facilities Your business, whether large or small, will receive our careful attention. BILLINGSSTATE'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 IN YELLOWSTONE VALLEY THE GRAND fiEO. F. BENNI~ilOFF, Prop. RATES Billings, Mont. ON APPLICATIONBilnsMot Billings Lumb er Co. NORTH 27TH ST., (Old Burlington Freight Depot) BUILDING IMATERIAL of Every Description Agents for Carney Coal Right Prices IH. J. Thompson, Ilgr. and 5, section 6, township 3 north, range 32 east. The place of business is given as Custer and the life of the corporation 40 years. The capital stock is $50,000, divided into 5,000 shares with a par value of $10 each. Five directors have been elected by the stockholders, as follows: G. L. Parker, J. E. Thurmond, B. P. Thorn berry, J. M. Van Duzen and J. F. Good win. The stockholders of this com pany are ranchers near Custer. NINE REPORTED KILLED. Petersburg, Va., July 27.-It is ru mored that an Atlantic Coast Line train ran into a switch 10 miles from here. Nine are reported killed. MRS. BLANCHARD DEAD. New Orleans, July 27.-Mrs. Newton C. Blanchard, wife of the governor of Louisiana, died today at Mineral Wells, Tex. She had been in ill health for a year. WANT SHORTER WORKDAY. Scranton, Pa., July 21.-Seventeen silk mills are affected, most of them being closed down entirely by the strike of operatives for a shorter workday. NEW TOWN AT FORT CUSTER, MONT. The new town of Ft. Custer, Montana, on the west banks of the Big Horn River, located on the main line of the Chicago,. Burlington & Quincy Railway, is now being surveyed and town lots will be offered for sale by the Lincoln Land Company, on and after June 1, 1907' This point is about midway between Sheridan, Wyoming and Bill ings, Montana. For further information ap ply to CARL RANKIN, Local Agent, Lincoln Land Co., P. O. Crow Agency, Mont. Or write to LINCOLN LAND CO., Lincoln, Nebraska.