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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
S. W. Davis of Cody is in the city on business. E. F. Burker of Bozeman is a Bill ings visitor today. Mrs. George Handel of Musselshell is in the city visiting friends. C. L. Heren, a business man of Cus ter, was in the city yesterday. W. B. Cooley, a stockman of the Musselshell, was a Billings visitor yes terday. W. E. Waldron, who is connected with the First National bank at Aus tin, Minn., is in the city visiting R. E. Shepherd. Miss Bertha Dunham, one of the clerical force of the Hart-Albin store, will leave this morning for the moun tains to spend her vacation. Dr. Rieger returned yesterday from Huntley, where he has been looking over the lands under the reclamation project with a view of filing. John Weaver, Charles Wilson and Jacob Kivikangas are a party of Red Lodge business men who stopped over in this city yesterday morning on their way to Butte to attend the Shrin ers' ceremonia session. He'nry Miller left yesterday for Butte to attend the meeting of the Shriners, which will be held today in that city. It is understood that Mr. Miller is one of the novices who will cross the burning sands tonight. C. S. Martin of Laurel visited friends in this city yesterday. George F. Pierson left yesterday for his home at Red Lodge. Mrs. F. A. Harney of Red Lodge is visiting friends in this city. S. G. Hood of Absaflokee was m the city yesterday on business. George Setzler returned yesterday from a business trip to 'Forsyth. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Harrigan of Lewiston are visitors in the city. J. S. Beaver, a business man of Cus ter, is a Billings visitor this weeK. Verne Williams of Geneva, Neb., is in the city with the intention of lo cating. O. A. Lawson of Custer will return home this morning after spending yes terday here. L. J. Thompson, a well known stocii man of Rosebud county, is in the city from Forsyth. J. A. Johnson of Gebo left yester day morning for his home after spend ing a day in this city. Frahk De Clercq and E. 'H. Hufford left last night for a camping trip on the Rosebud. Dad Searles and J. W. Corwin, two well known business men of Park City, are in Billings on business. John Webb, a rancher from near Sanders on the ceded strip of the 'Crow reservation, is in the city on business Eugene Bunker, connected with the Edwards 'Construction company at Bozeman, is in. the city visiting his old class mate, James Carwile of North Thirty-second street. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey of Loveland, Colo., stopped over in the city for a few hours yesterday, en route. to Jol iet for a month's visit with their son, F. G. Morgan, a business man of that place. Frank Elmore, assistant cashier of the Continental National Dank of Chi cago, who was connected with the First National bank of Billings about three years ago, was in the city yes terday calling on his old friends. Rev. F. E. Knopf, pastor of the First Congregational church at Aus tin, Minn., is visiting the family ofl R. E. Shepherd. Next 'Sunday Rev. Knopf will occupy the lulpit of the Congregational church in this city. Miss Dell Russell, official stenogra pher to H. N. Savage, supervising engineer of the United States reclama tion service, who has been ill at the home of ,-rs. C. E. Gregory of Third avenue north, was removed to St. Vin cents hospital yesterday in order that she might receive careful medical attention. From Thursday's Daily. Miss Ethel Lansing is visiting friends in this city. L. C. Piper of Absarokee was a Bill. Ings visitor yesterday. Miss Nellie Gordon of Roberts' is in the city visiting friends. Mrs. J. 0. Burgess of Crow Agency is in the city visiting friends. George Setzler left yesterday on a short business 'trip to Forsyth. Thomas Pollard, a business man of Red Lodge, was in the city yesterday. W. A. Talmage, a banker of Red Lodge, is a Billings visitor this week. W. B. Cooley, a well known man of Musselshell, was in the city yester day. Mrs. B. G. Shorey left yesterday for Rochester, Minn., for several weeks' visit, L. A. Nutting, a prominent business man of Laurel, was a Billings visitor yesterday. John Shroeder, a well known stock man of Lake Basin, was in the city yesterday. Dr. Broughton, a well known physi clan of Ilurel, was in the city yester day. C. S. Marvin, cashier of the bank at Lautel, is in the city on business to day. " Mrs. L. E. Schad and daughter, Har riet, will leave this morning for the coast. Alex Mueller apd Ed Carrow left last night for the Pacific coast on a month's visit. Robert Leavens, treasurer of the Bear Creek Coal company, is in the city from Bear Creek. M. G. McCoy, manager of a well known dry goods house at Big Timbex is in the city on business. D. E. Blake, a business man of Fort Collins, Colo., was in the city yester day with a view of locating. Hugh Hartman, a business man of Sheridan, spent yesterday in the city looking up a business location. W. H. Hawley, a well known bakery man of this city, left yesterday for a visit to his ranch near Custer. Miss Flo Hamilton, formerly an em ploye of .the local land olce, left yes terday for her home in Minneapolis. L. J. Wescott, a well known stock man of Absarokee, was in the city yes terday marketing his clip of 13,000 fleeces. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Barry of New York city were in the city yesterday from Mr. Barry's gold mine in the Big Horn canyon. A. C. Spencer, a well known attor ney of Red Lodge, left yesterday for home after spending a few days in the city. S. H. Koeghan, who is in charge of the dere'opment work in the oil fields of Montana and Wyoming Oil company near Garland, is here on business. James W. Rogers, a conductor on the Burlington running between Tolu ca and Cody on the Cody branch, was in the city yesterday. Cecil Hunt, waitress at the North ern hotel, left for St. Paul last night in response to a telegram announcing the death of her father in that city. D. S. Price, a former resident of this city, but now with the Irma hotel in Cody, is in the city renewing old acquaintances. Mrs. C. E. Perkins of Laurel and sister, Miss E. Perkins of Des Moines, Iowa, are in the city for a few days, visiting friends. E. B. Clark, a well known banker of Miles City, stopped over in the city yesterday on his way home from a trip to the western part of the state. William Greaves and Tom Kehoe left yesterday for Butte to attend a meeting of druggists of Montana, which will be held in that city this week. James T. Higgins, better known among his friends as Live Wire Hig gins, returned yesterday from a trip to Kansas City and left later for Red Lodge on a short business trip. H. A. Templeton, a business man of Laurel, and P. R. Triggs, an old friend and classmate of Mr. Temple ton's, who is in Montana with a vies of locating, were in the city sight see ing yesterday. Vic Meyer and Mr. Otis, both prom. inently identified with mercantile es tablishments in Red Lodge, passed through the city yesterday en route to coast cities on a month's pleasure trip. Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Derby of North Twenty-fifth street will leave this morning for Butte. Mr. Derby will attend the meeting of the Shriners which is to be held in that city tomor row and then will start on a trip to the coast, After a short visit with friends in Butte Mrs. Derby will re turn to this city. From Wednesday's Daily. Judge J. R. Goss is at Hunter's Hot Springs. George Nelson of Butte spent yes terday here. H. M. Geeney of Casper was a visitor here yesterday. Edward. Marsh of Sanders is in the city on business. L. Truscott of Livingston is in the city for a few days. A. C. Spencer if Red Lodge spent yesterday in the city. Mrs.'C. E. Perkins of Laurel spent yesterday in the city. T. R. Wilds of Miles City was a Bill ings visitor yesterday. L. E. Schad left yesterday morning for Red Lodge on business. Mrs. J. W. Higgins of Lewistown was a Billings visitor yesterday. Ralph McComb, a well known stock man of Gallatin county, is in the city from Bozeman. R. A. Duncan, a well known-rancher of Carbon county, was in the city yes terday from Joliet. L. R, Abbott of North Twenty-fifth I street, left yesterday for Columbus and Livingston -on business. Joseph Bishop, a well known Shield river stockman, is in the city from Liv ingston for a few days on business. Miss Mabel Salsbury returned, yes-. terday from a two-weeks' vacation spent at Chico Springs. Mrs. F. A. Wilson has returned from a visit to her sister at Reed's Point. Miss Florence Wilson will continue her visit for a couple of weeks yet. Mrs. Vane of Basin, Wyo., is:in the city visiting her sisters, Miss Lottie 1 Harding and Mrs. Walter Clifton q`f i North" Twenty-fourth street.and First avenue north. - . County Commissioners Burla, New man and Cramer were inspecting the wagon road to Huntley yesterday in Mr. Burla's automobile. The party re turned last evening about 6 o'clock. SJ T. Mider of Pine City, Minn., stopped over in this city yesterday on his way home from a trip to Thermop olis to visit H. R. Kelly of North Thir ty-second street. Russell King, who recently came to this city to take a position with the Northern Pacific, has severed his con Snection with that company and will engage in the real estate business. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carey of - Des Moines, Iowa, stopped over in this city yesterday on their way home from a western trip. Mr. Carey was formerly engaged in the cattle business in this section, but at present is in the bank ing business in the Iowa metropolis. Herman Kluge, a well known rail road man of this city, left yesterday for his home in Detroit, Mich., where he will visit his father for a couple of weeks. After a visit to his father Mr. Kluge will attend the Spanish War Veterans' national convention as a delegate from the local camp. TOOK DOSE OF POISON Billings Woman Mistakes Formalin for Brandy, but Discovers Mistake and Calls Physician in Time. Late Wednesday night Mrs. C. L. Russell of North Twenty-fifth street, accidentally took formalin, mistaking it for brandy and the mistake nearly ended fatally. Mrs. Russell was feeling indisposed and thought that a dose of brandy might help her. Taking a flask from the shelf which she thought contained brandy, she swallowed a small dose of it. As soon as she had swallowed the drug she discovered her mistake and Dr. Mahoney was hastily summoned. After working for several hours, the doctor finally pronounced Mrs. Rus sell out of danger. She was very sick yesterday, however, from the effects of the drug, and it is thought she will not entirely recover for several days. ONE MORE FILING MADE Old Soldier from Livingston Takes Up Ranch Under the Huntley Recla mation Project. Kirk E. Fiskes of Livingston, who drew number 702 at the drawing, fil ed on farm unit B in section 12, town. ship 2 north, range 28 east, of the lands under the Huntley 'reclamation project, yesterday in the local land office. Mr. Fiskes is an old soldier and was registered by H. F. McFar lin, as agent. Today those drawing numbers from 731 to 781 will be given an opportun ity to file. There are only 269 who will have opportunity to file befire August 23. EXAMINES ORCHARDS R. S. Fisher Gathers Material for an Orchard ,Map of the Valley-Takes Samples of Soil. R. S. Fisher, horticulturist at the state agriculture college at Bozeman, was in the city yesterday and during his stay took a trip up the valley for the purpose of gathering data for an orchard map, which he is soon .o make. Mr. Fisher made notes on the loca. lions of the orchards, and took sam ples of the soil. He is also looking up data on the best varieties of ap ples grown in the state. It is said to be the intention of the state agricultural college to print a book on the orchard resources of the Yellowstone valley. SNAPS GUN AT OFFICER Barney O'Boyle Makes Attempt to Kill Policeman Who Arrested Him Gun Fails to Go Off. Officer Hugh McDonald came very near meeting death yesterday morn ing at the hands of Barney O'Boyle, whom he was arresting on a charge of petit larceny. It is said that O'Boyle stole a re volver from a shooting gallery on low er Minnesota avenue belonging to W. J. Adams, and that after Adams had discovered the theft he followed O'Boyle up the street and demanded the return of the gun. As O'Boyle refused to return the gun and attempt ed to make a get-away, Adams knock ed him down. When O'Boyle got to his feet 'Ofi cer McDonald, who witnessed the in cident hurried to the scene and start ed to take O'Boyle in custody. As he did so O'Boyle snapped ilti revol ver at him several times, but as the guh was not loaded, he did ,o damage The oficer took the gun away from the man and hurried him to the sta tion. O'Boyle wa. drunk at the time .andcjt, ia thought he- did not realioe how serious the offense would have been had he shot the officer. The man will probably be arraigned today on a petit larceny charge. PRISONER MAY -BE MURDERER OFFICER M'DONALD THOUGHT TO HAVE MADE GOOD CAPTURE. WANTED IN ST. LOUIS Suspect Supposed to Be Man Who Robbed Store and Killed Policeman in the Missouri Metropolis-Reward Offered for Capture ............ A man giving the name of James Burk was arrested ,by Officer McDon ald yesterday morning on suspicion of being the man who committed burg lary and murdered a patrolman in St. Louis on the night of March 31, 1907. The officer first noticc. the man shortly after going on duty yesterday morning, and at that time noticed that he was trying to evade him and that every time he got near him the man attempted to slink away unperceieed' On going to the station later in the morning he looked up the descriptions of men who are wanted in different parts of the country, and noticed that Burk tallied very closely with one of them. On returning to his beat, Offi cer McDonald run across the man again and after questioning him close ly decided to take him in custody, un til the authorities at St. Louis could be heard from. He will probably be held on a vagrancy charge pending a further description from the officers in the Missouri metropolis. Should the man prove to be the one wanted in St. Louis on the murder and burglary charges, the officer will re ceive $850 reward for effecting the capture. The description furnished the local officers of the man whom they sus pect Burk of being, states that on the night of March 31, 1907, a man whose name is unknown entered a saloon lo cated at 3201 Ohoteau avenue in St. Louis and after robbing the till of its contents attempted to make his escape. The robbery, however, was noticed by Patrolman Lemuel Boyce, who attempted to arrest the fleeing man, but was shot three times by the robber. The unfortunate officer lived long enough to give a fairly good description of his murderer, and soon afterwards Chief of Police E. P. Cree cy of St. Louis issued circulars des criptive of the murderer and offering $850 reward for his capture. CAUGHT IN WASHINGTON Ross Whitington Arrested and Brought Back to Montana on Charge of Jump ing His Bond in Assault Case. Sheriff Fred Batchelder of Red Lodge stopped over in this city on u-is way to Red Lodge with Ross Whit ington, who is wanted in that place on a charge of statutory assault. Whitington was captured by Deputy Sheriff Brown of Cheney, Wash., on a description furnished him by Sheriff Batchelder. Whitington jumped his bail at Red Lodge June 7, and soon after Sher iff Batchelder sent out a humber of circulars describing him and offering $150 reward for his capture. Lst week he received word from the Wash ington authorities that a man answer ing the description, but giving the name of Lewis, was seen around there. The sheriff immediately left for Wash ington and had the man arrested, la ter securing extradition papers for him. PLANT LIKE RESIDENCE Plans for New Heating Plant Show Unique Structure-Bids for Con struction Will (Be Opened Tomorrow. Bids for the construction of the hot water heating plant which P. A. Williams and associates will uuild in Billings will be opened tomorrow. F. E. Baker, a heating engineer, who will be engineer for the company, has re turned to Billings for the purpose of superintending construction of the heating plaht and maai.tg estimates on the cost of heating different blocks in the city. According to the plaus wh ch have been prepared and are now in the hands of the contraco.'-rs, the buildiug is to be built of commrn and pressed brick, residence style, so as to conform with the other buildings in the !, cality where the plant is to be erected. It will be 50x90 feet on the ground floor and the second floor will be some smaller. On the ground floor the boilers, pumps and machinery will be placed ahd the second floor Will be fitted up as a six room flat with bath as a residence for the superintendent of the plant. The front of the build ing is to be fitted with sarge c3aumns so as to give it the appearati.e of a residence rather than a he'ut!tg plant. The plant is to be situated on Twenty-ninth street and the Burling ton tracks. The ma - pipe line will run dowh that street with laterals leaving It on the avenues. sUT TO QUIET TITLE. James S. McGrew Claims to Own Lots 5 and 6, NBiock 61, Billings. John Powers filed suit yesterday with Ihe clerk of the district court yesterday against James S. McGrew to quiet title to lots b and 6 in block 61, original town of Billings. These lots ,re on North Twenty-fourth street| between Second and Third aventes. Henry A. Frith is attorney for plaintiff. bUSTER PLAT IS FILED. Settlers on Lots Must File Affidavits With Clerk of District Court. Th$ plat of the townsite of Custer was filed yesterday with the county clerk by Attorbey Lou Chapple, rep resenting the lot owners of the new townsite. The townsite is a pre-empt ed one and those who have filed on lots In the townsite are compelled to make affidavit to that effect before any rotary public in the county and file their affidavit with the clerk of the ¶strict court. INSPECTING THE WORK "Memtlers of the Geological Survey Arrive in Billings to See What is ,Being Done in Coal Land Investi. gatjon. Doctors F. M. Stanton and F. H. Knowlton, geologists in the United State' geological survey, are in the city jIaking their headquarters ati the office of H. B. Cramer, disbursing clerk of the survey. Both are con nectel with the survey of the coal lands. which is being made in this state. Dr. Knowlton has been inspecting the work of the field parties in North Dakoa and eastern Montana. Dr. Stanton has been looking over the work of the field parties in Western Montana and northern Wyoming, but both ,entlemen declined to make any statement regarding the work beyond the f et that it is progressing nicely. The notes made by the parties in the field at present will be worked up this winter and the results will probably be made public at that time. ONLY DRUNKS AND VAGS Polic4 Court Business Takes Up Less Than Five Minutes-But One Goes Free. Four drunks and one vag were the only offenders who appeared in po lice ctourt before Judge Mann yester day. All of the cases were disposed of ini less than 5 minutes after the judge entered the court room, as none of the offenders had anything to say excusing their conduct. Charles Hess, a vag arrested by Offi cer Llavelle, was given three days and a half in the city jail. D. R. Fitzgert, arrested by Chief Talgo',and Sergeant Bakeri for being drunk, was fined $10. J. Osborne, a drunk arrested by Offi cers O'Hea and Bakke, was fined $5 and W. Bailey, a drunk arrested by Offictr Lavelle was fined $7. Frnk Webster, arrested by Officer Bakke on a charge of drunkenness was discharged on his promise to go to work immediately. Webster has been working at one of the railroad grading camps, and came into the city for ajgood time. But his idea of a good time was not in accordance with the officrs' notion of peace and quiet, and he was taken in. F. Strauder, arrested on a charge of drunkenness Wednesday night, put up a cash bond of $10 for his appearance, but as he failed to show up yesterday morning, his bond was ordered for feited. LAWYERS WILL GATHER Annual Meeting at Chico Hot Springs Promises to Be Auspicious Occa sion, According to Invitations. Thý second annual meeting of the Eastern Montana Bar association is to be held at Chico Hot Springs on August 15-16. All attorneys in the state regardless of whether they are members of the association or not, have been invited to be present and enjoy themselves as they have never enjoyed themselves, before, according to the announcements. A ]rogram has been arranged dur Ing the meeting of the association and the ahnual bath of the members will be one of the features. A number of prominent men from among the law frate .nity are scheduled to make speeches. Those in charge of arrange ment. declare that all who attend will have a good time. Ariirngements have lbeen made for the accommoda tion of a large number and is expected that most of the lawyers in the state will alttend. EXPLOSION IS FATAL. Four Greeks Are Hurt--Foreman Dies of Injuries.'. Re lding, Cal., Aug. S.-Four Greek uabob'ers employed by the Sacramento Valley & Eastern railroad near Copper City, were 'blown up last night. Tbo foreman died two hours later and two' other~ are not expected to live. them--that's our business.. .Of Tcourse, You can have CORNS 4 V If you want to, That's your business. But if you want to get rid of - J them-that's our business.. a. The perfect corn cure does these things: ,r o It instantly relieves the pain. It does not soil the clothing. a, It softens the corn so that it may be permantely removed. It forms a soft film or protection between the corn o and shoe. It costs only 25 cents. i It is named ST. JOHN'S CORN CURE. J "You can get it at Chapple's" r CHAPPLE'S ( Watch far Our Next A. I CHAPPLE' d WOMEN ARE ELIGIBLE. e May Run for Members of House in g New Zealand. ' Wellington, N. Z., Aug. 8.--The bill L providing for the election of an upper house by the house of representatives, today passed its committee stage in g the latter chamber. One of the h clauses by which women electors are 7. eligible to election as members of the e upper house was adopted by 37 to a 26 votes. The premier and three cab. t inet ministers voted for the clause. d HALSEY SERIOUSLY ILL. Bribery Charge Brought to Sudden 8top-Operation Is Feared. San Francisco, Aug. 8.-The trial of Theodore V. Halsey for bribery was brought to an abrupt stop this after noon by the sudden illness of the de fendant, who is confined to his bed room with an intestinal affection, which, according to his physician, may necessitate an operation. OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS Of the Board of Commissioners of Yellowstone County, State of Mon tana-Equalization Term. Sixteenth Day. Billings, Montana, August 7, 1907. The board met this day pursuant to adjournment, at 10 o'clock a. m., all t members and the clerk being present. The minutes of the previous day were read and duly approved. The proper notices having been giv en and this being the day set for the consideration thereof, after due delib r eration and for the purpose of more nearly equalizing the valuation of the property listed on the assessment book, the board directed the clerk to enter thereon the following increased ' valuations: L. A. Nutting, N% NW1A, and lots 1, 2 and 3, Sec. 21, Tp. 2 S., R. 24 E., valuation too low ....................$1,050.00 Commercial Printing company, machinery, valuation too low ..................... 1,000.00 Gazette Printing company, machinery, valuation too low .............. ........ 3,000.00 .Birken Bros., fixtures, escaped assessment ........ ...... 100.00 Upon motion the board adjourned to meet Friday, August 7, 1907, at 10 o'clock a. m. Attest: IRA L. WHITNEY, Clerk. PROTEST IS FILED. Big Purse Will Be Tied Up Until December. Buffalo, Aug. 8.-Owing to the filing of a protest, it is probable that the $10,000 empire state purse, won by Sonoma Girl at Kenilworth Tuesday, will be tied up until the meeting of the board of review of the national trotting association in December. It, it said that the protest is based on the claim that the accident which So noma Girl met with in the third heat was not an unavoidable one. KIING TO LEAVE BERLIN. Berlin, Aug. 8.-King Chulalong korn will leave Berlin tomorrow for 4 Cassel, -where he will be the guest of the German emperor and empress. CAR LOAD LOTS AND RETAIL HA.Y - GRMAl W.H. McO 8 cK$L C k : SUIT AGAINST THE MILWAUKEE MUSSELSHELL RANCHERS DON'T WANT RIVER CHANGED. ASK FOR AN INJUNCTION Petition to Have Railroad Company Show Cause Why ,Bed of River Sbouldi Be Changed-Claim It Will Stop Their Water Supply. W. B. Cooley, C. W. McLean and N. C. Brockway, stockholders in the Musselshell Ditch company, yesterday commenced suit in the district court against the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad company and the Roane Construction company asking for a restraining order to prohibit them from changing the course of the Mus selshell river, as it is proposed to do, to build a roadbed for the railroad. The complaint says that the plain tiffs own more than 2,000 acres of land and more than half of the land is irrigated by a ditch taken out of the present channel of the Musselshell river, and that they have a valid claim. to 2,000 miner's inches of water frdm that stream. The complaint says that if the channel of the river is changed as it is proposed they will be deprived of the use of water and their land thereby rendered valueless and worth less for farming. purposes, for which they use it now. According to the complaint, the ditch was constructed in 1892 and by it 400 acres of land belong to Cooley and 600 acres belonging to each of the other plaintiffs are irrigated. The com plaint says that crops are now growing on the land. If the company is permitted to change the course of the river, as it is proposed and for which condemna tion proceedings are said to have been started some time ago to secure the right of way, the complaint says the headgate where the ditch now leaves the river will be on the oppo site side of the track. from the stream and it will be impossible for the plaintiffs to secure any water. The order asks that the company oe restrained from making the contem plated chahge and be forced to show cause why the channel of the stream should not remain as it is at present. TO LOOK FOR GLANDERS Dr. Dennis Will Examine All Hlorses Employed on Grading Camps In the, Musselshell Country. Dr. Dennis, a veterinary surgeon of this city, left yesterday for Custer, where he will take the stage' for the Musselshell country. to inspeet the horses used by the contractors in constructing the Milwaukee railroad grade near the Musselshell :river. ,It was reported that several horses had died of, glanders and the doctor's trip of inspection is for the purpose of as certaining if anyhorses have te dre.Q d disease at' present. Calling cards at The Gazette office.