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Joseph Pope of Park City-was a Billings' visitor Sunday. J. D. Hopkins of Basin, Wyo., spent Sunday with friends here. H. L. Heck of Columbus was a busi ness visitor here yesterday. R. P. Heron, a stockman of Merrill, spent Sunday here with friends. Mrs. O. W. Clark of Park City i's vis iting friends in Billings this week. F. P; Chamberlin, a business man of Joliet, was in the city over Sunday. W. T. Garvey left Sunday for Gil lette, Wyo., on a short business trip. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson Wednesday last. Mr. and - Mrs. L. A. Nutting of Laurel were in the city visiting friends Sunday. E. E. Enterline, an attorney of Sher idan, is in the city attending to legal business. Fred C. Molt, a stockman and rancher of Lake Basin, is in the city on business. Judge Sydney Fox of Red Lodge stopped over in the city yesterday en route to Forsyth. Dr. and Mrs. Reisland left Sunday for Miles City, where they will make their home until spring. Charles B. Meyers, an advertising man of this city, returned yesterday morning from Sheridan. C. D. Howe, an employe of the Huntley reclamation service, was in the city yesterday visiting friends. Mrs. S. M. Parham will leave this morning for Butte to attend the state missionary convention, which con venes in the copper camp tomorrow for two days' sessions. H. N. Savage, supervising engineer of the United States reclamation ser vice, stopped over in the city yester day en route from Huntley to the Sun River country in the northern part of the state. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 3ostic of Brid ger stopped in Billings for a few hours last night and left this morning for Butte, where they will visit their daughter, Mrs. W. S. Cobban, for sev eral days. From Butte Mr. and Mrs. Bostic will leave for Tacoma and oth er coast cities and finish the winter in southern California. The trip is taken for the benefit of Mrs. Bostic's health. From Sunday's Daily. M. J. Littler, a farmer of Columbus, is in the city. 'Miss Carolynf Jackson of Red Lodge is visiting friends here this week. C. L. Miller, a business man of Fromberg, was in the city yesterday. W. O. Emery of. Roundup was a business visitor to the city yesterday. C. J. Buzzetti, a business man of Fromberg, is spending Sunday in Bill ings. Roy Kron has accepted a position in the local postofflce, as general utility clerk. Miss Fannie Dudley will leave this morning for a visit with relatives In St. Louis. L. D. Fallis, principal of the Car bon county high schools, is in the city on business. R. W. Dunn, a Carbon couI ty rancher, was a Billings visitor yester day from Silesia. A. H. Davis, a jeweler of Red Lodge, was in the city yesterday c&lling on the local watchmakers. S. G. Reynolds, Indian agent of Crow Agency, was in the city yester day calling on old friends. Dr. Reisland and wife leave for Miles City this morning and will re turn in about three months. Mrs. Robert Leavens of Bear Creek is visiting Mrs: Chrystler at her home on North Thirty-first street. James D. Barclay, cashier of the Fromberg National bank, is spending Sunday in the city with friends. Among the Crow Agency visitors to the city yesterday were, F. S. Shrive ly, J. H. Cornwell and Fred Miller. A. J. Abbot of Ashland, Neb., is in the city visiting his nephew, L. R. Ab bot of North Twenty-fourth street. Mrs. Otto North is receiving a visit from her mother and sister, at her home near Country club. Mrs. William McIntyre arrived in the city last.night from Red Lodge and will visit friends here today. W. W. Clark, a business man of Co lumbus and president of the Citizens' club of that place, was in the city yesterday. :- r. and Mrs. Gerald Panton expect to leave the early part of this week * for their ,ranch, where they will make .:thein, fuure. home, B. E. Vaill, a business man' and cap italist of Red Lodge, is spending the day here, visiting with friends and basiness associates. L. B. Lyman, trainmaster of the Burlington with headquarters in-Sher idan, arrived in the city last night and will spend Sunday here. Louis Vandenhook, chief clerk at the local land.office, will leave tomor row morning for a short visit with friends in Bozeman, his former place Sof residence. Tom Smith, a traveling man who bhils from St. Paul, Chicago and other cities of the east and west most of the 'time,1 is.registered at the Grand from London; Enland.,. Walter Hillier stopped over in the city last week, en route to Park City from his home in Florida. Mr. Hillier will visit his sister, Mrs. E. A. Rich ards at Park City. David C. Helgenson, an employe of the Billings Hardware coipanyj left yesterday for Herman, Minn., where he was called by a message notifying him of the serious illness of his father. W. A. Lash, a photographer of Great Falls, is in the city conferring with a number of the local real estate men with a view of locating. Mr. Lash seems well pleased with the city and has signified his intention of going into business here, providing a suitable location can be secured. From Saturday's Daily. Miss Gertrude Keithler of Custer, is visiting friends in the city. A. T. Riggs, a rancher of Hysham, was a Billings visitor yesterday. George Davis of Crow Agency, was a visitor here yesterday on business. B. W. Brockway, a business man of Laurel, is registered at the Northern. M. O. Draper, a stockman of Ranch er, was a visitor to the city yesterday. G. M. Campbell, a business man' of Forsyth, was a Billings visitor yester day. James A. Johnson, a Carbon county rancher, was a Gebo visitor to the city yesterday. R. S. Fudge, cashier of the Citizens' National bank of Laurel, was in the city last night. E. IR. Gants, a woolgrower of Cas per, Wyo., is in the city looking after business interests. Willis Todd, general manager of the Gebo Coal company's mines at Coal ville, is in the city. George S. Killorn, a coal mine oper ator of Fromberg, was a business vis itor here, yesterday. A. Reed, engineer of the Billings & Northern, has returned from a tour of inspection of the line. Judge Sydney Fox was in the city last night from Livingston, en route to his home at Red Lodge. L. A. Nutting, president of the Citi zens' National bank of Laurel, spent a part of yesterday in Billings. I. L. Riggs,' representative of: the Remington Typewriter company, with headquarters in Spokane, is in the city. John 'H. Schroeder, a woolgrower of Lake Basin, is calling on friends in the city and attending to business af fairs. Homer Kingston of Pawnee, /Neb., stopped over in the city yesterday, en route to Wenatchie, Wash., to visit friends. W. W. Stewart, agent for,the North ern Pacific at Red Lodge, called on a number of the local officials of the road yesterday. Robert Freeman, formerly connected with the Hunkin's jewelry establishi ment, has accepted a position in the Billings bowling alleys. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Clark of Park City are visiting friends in Billings. Mr. Clark runs a general merchandise store i4 the valley town. Mrs. H. B. Pierce, a former resident of Billings, but at present living in Joliet, where Mr. Pierce is engaged in business, arrived in the city last night and will visit friends here. A. J. Holliday, a Gallatin county rancher and stockman, is in the city from Bozeman, conferring with the local commission men with a view of purchasing sheep. W. J. Scott returned home Thurs day night from Bear Creek, where he went a few days .ago to look over the coal fields in that section in which he is interested. Mrs, Minnie Tompkins and daugh ter, Miss Martha, returned home Thursday night from Kanopolis, Kans., where they were called recently by the serious illness of Mrs. Tompkins' mother. After spending several days visiting friends, they will go to their ranch in Carbon county, located a few miles from Absarokee. TAKES OUT FIRST PAPERS. Nelson Wants Some Land and Be comes American. Ernest Alex Nelson, a nitlve of Sweden, aged 29, took out his first papers yesterday. Nelson has been in the United States 12 years, but never thought of taking out papers until he wanted to file on a home stead, HOMESTEAD ENTRIES. Recorded in the Local Land Office Yesterday. Three homestead entries and two filings on lands under the Huntley reclamation project were recorded in the local land office yesterday. David 'Stevenson made homestead entry on 160 acres south of the city; Charles Sinnisk filed on 160 acres near Belfry and Earl O. Petit made entry on 160 acres near, Broadview. August Hartman and Ernest A. Nelson filed on farm units under the Huntley pro ject. The very latest designs in Ladies' Engraved Calling Cards and Embossed Note Paper and Envelopes at The Ga zette office. CUPID BUSY BUT QUIETLY SHERIDAN COUPLE MARRIED BY JUDGE MANN. LOST BROTHER SOUGHT Mrs. Love of Butte Looks UpWilliam O'8-isn Through a Marriage Lic ense.--Two Norwealans Seek Per mission to Wed and Get It. A weddding so quiet that nobody spoke above a whisper was that of J. P. Dunn of Sheridan, Wyo., to Mary Stevens, a young widow of Sheridan, which was solemnized by Justice Frank Mann early Saturday evening in the office at the city hall. Bride and groom stole quietly away from Sheridan Saturday, secured a license to wed from Clark Foster of the district court, and then repaired to Judge Mann, an old friend of the groom, to Ihave the knot securely tied. The marriage license states that both groom and bride are 29 years of age, Americans, and that the groom has not been married before. They will make their home in Sheridan. Sivert Williams, aged 27, a native of Christiana, Norway, secured a license yesterday to wed Miss inga Erickson, also a native of Christiana, and whose age is given as 29 years. Their present residence is Billings. To Find Lost. The use of the register of marriage licenses to discover the whereabouts of a long lost brother was a novel feature of Clerk Foster's work yester day. Mrs. J. M. Love of 729 East Mercury street, Butte, wrote to Mr. Foster to learn whether or not her brother, whose name she gave as William O'Brien, had secured a license of Mr. Foster. "I have lost track of my brother," she wrote, "and heard that he had been married in Billings. I do not know the lady's name or when it oc cured. If you could inform me on the subject it might aid in finding my brother for me." On looking up the matter Mr. Fos ter found that one William J. O'Brien, aged 21, born at Pittsburg, Pa., and giving his residence as Billings, se cured a license on Oct. 2, to wed Miss Vivian Thomas, aged 19, on New Y rk. On the same day the young oeople were married by Justice Frank Mann. TINY FIRE CAUSES RUN. Department Called Out to Extinguish Bedclothes. Bedcldthes which caught afire over the old Purcell grocery store Sunday morning brought out the department. The chemical engine soon extin guished the flames. JOHN C. WHIPP! E DIES IN BILLINgS BODY HAS BEEN SHIPPED TO OMAHA FOR BURIAL. John C. Whipple, aged 53, died Sun day noon of heart failure cause! by ,p-teumonia. His body was removedi, to the Smith undertaking rooms whence it was taken for shipment to Omaha last night. The deceased leaves a wife and several children, one of ,Whom came from Omaha to accop many the body on its return. There are no relatives in this vicinity. The late Mr. Whipple was a well known carpenter and a member of the carpenters union. He had been ill for some time. DIVORCE FOLLOWS LONG WEDDED LIFE HIBER FAMILY SEPARATES AFTER SIXTEEN YEARS. After nearly 16 years of happy wed ded life during which period W. H. Hiber and wife Emma had 5 children the husband and father desertei hi.. wife and family about a yea.' ago leav ing them dependent on their own efforts for a livelihood. Such is the allegation of the divorce complaint filed yesterday in t:. office of the clerk of the district courtl. Ac cording to its articles, Emma J-, Hiber, who is suing for divorce, a-d W. It. Hiber. the defendant, were- marriel1 in Salida county Nebraska, March 5, 1890 and lived together until. '1.:6, when the defendant deserted hi:. wife and family and has not since Support ed them or given an intimation of his whereabouts. The family consists of five childreni Henry Hiber, aged 16, Anna Hiber, aged 15, Jessie, aged 10, Harry, aged 7 and-Harvey, aged 5. The mother alleges that the father is. not a fit person to have the custody of the children, and states that, she has been caring for them asd is cap able of caring for them. She there fore asks that custody' of the children be granted her. No request is made for alimony. NOTIFIES CREDITORS. Referee in Bankruptcy Henry A. Frith mailed notices of sale of per sonal property to the creditors of John C. Wardlow, a bankrupt hotel man of Gardiner, yesterday. The notices state that' a hearing will be held No vember 16 and if none of the creditors protest, the sale of the hotel fixtures will be held November 18. Wardlow filed a petition in bank ruptcy several weeks ago, and his liabilities consisted of debts for mer chandise and wages to employes. His assets consist of hotel fixtures and money which was-held by the sheriff of Park county, but' on an attachment which has since been dismissed. After the wages of the employes have been paid: in full, it is said that the other creditors will receive in the neighbor hood of 40 cents on the dollar. DR. ARMSTRONG FINED FOR LAPSE FAILS TO REPORT TO HEALTH BOARD AT TIME PROVIDED. There's a little bit of a story hidden in the report of the city treasurer this month 'which hasn't yet been pub lished and which is still of considera ble interest. Under the head of "Miscellaneous," occurs this item: "Account fine G. E. Armstrong, $10." D.r. Armstrong Is a very busy man, and an absent minded one at that. When the board of health last met with the city health officer in attend ance, the board discovered, and the doctor acknowledged, that he had not filed his report on time. "I had it almost ready, but then I was busy and I forgot about it,'" admit ted the city physician. So the board, as a 'little lesson on the value of memory, assessed' against Dr. Armstrong a fine of $10 for failure to perform his duty 'according to the rules made and provided, and now it has come out on the books of the city: "Account fine G. E. Armstrong, $10.", DUTCH PETE'' HAS GONE LONG ROAD OLD TIMER DIES AFTER OPERA TION AT HOSPITAL. Dutch Pete, one, time road house keeper near this city and known to nearly every one who has been long in Billings, is dead. , His real name was Pete Therl, but he was best known by his nickname, given'him af fectionately when he' first opened his place of business, a road house near Blue creek. Pete was an old man- when he was taken into the hospital a few weeks ago suffering from strangulated hernia and several complications, and there was little chance for his recovery, but he stubbornly refused to be operated upon until the pain grew so intense that an operation was necessary for his relief. Yesterday morning Dr. Andrew Clark, county physician, performed the operation from the effects of which Pete, who was 73 years old, passed away. ' "It was too late to hope to save the old man," said Dr. Clark yesterday evening, "but the 'operation relieved him somewhat and. I thought he would probably live for a few days. I have been out of town since I performed the operation and did not know the old fellow was dead until a reporter called me up on the telephone." The body of Therl was removed from the hospital to Setzler's under taking rooms. Funeral arrangemnents have not yet been made. The deceased left no known relatives in this vicin ity. CITY TREASURER FILES HIS REPORT DISBURSEMENTS FAR IN EXCESS OF THE REVENUE. City Treasurer Walter Watkins filed his monthly report with the city clerk yesterday for the approval of the coun cil. Tthe report shows that the dis bursements during the month amount ed to $4,735.94, while the income de; rived from licenses;, fines and from other city oficers amounted .to $2,. 367.30. Of the amount received as revenue, $751.50 was received from licenses, $1, 187 from fines, $418 from Yegen Bros. to defray the expenses of the special election held at which they were granted a street- railway franchise, and $10 received from the city clerk. The disbursements were 59 war rants for salaries and other city ex penses, $4,726, refund of three poll taxes, $9. The disbursements were paid out of the general, street, side walk, fire and library funds. The balance in the city treasury No vember 1 is given .as $8,180.67 in the report. All of the funds with the ex ception of a few special improvement districts are represented. QUICK WORK BY OFFICERS SHERIFF'S MEN CAPTURE ROB BER WITHIN FOUR HOURS. FORGERY IS CHARGED Clarence Molken Forges a Name to Stolen Check and is Quickly Appre hended-Telephone and Automobile Used in the Capture. Rarely has the sheriff's office done better or quicker work than in the rapid apprehension. of Clarence Molk en, who assaulted and robbed John Coffee last week and took from him checks aggregating nearly $200 in value. On Saturday morning Coffee, after walking 65 miles to Billings, made his complaint to the sheriff's office. At once Undersheriff Hubbard telephoned to Musselshell to Deputy William Tay lor, describing Molken and asking Taylor to get him. On inquiry at Musselshell Taylor learned that Molken had forged Cof fee's signature to one of the checks and cashed it at Handel Bros.' store. He learned that Molken had taken the stage to Junction and was then on the road. Mr. Taylor secured the services of Handel's swift automobile and chased the stage, overtaking it between Mus selshell and Junction. He stopped the stage, pulled Mr. Molken off, took hini into the bubble and brought him back to Musselshell, whence he was re moved to Billings and put into the county jail. Upon him was found money belong ing to Coffee, and two checks also be longing to Coffee. Forgery Charged. The assault and robbery took place in Fergus county last week, and there fore Molken cannot be prosecuted in this county for robbery, but he forged the signature to the check in Yellcdw stone county, and County Attorney Wilson yesterday morning filed an in formation charging Molken with for gery. He was arraigned before Justice Mendenhall yesterday . afternoon, waived preliminary hearing, pleaded guilty and was held over to the dis trict court for sentence. Molken and Coffee had been woik ing at the LAngdon camp together and had quit. They were walking along the right of way when Molken sudden ly struck Coffee a tremendous blow on the back of the head, stunning him. When Coffee came to, he was penni less. He walked to Billings, 65 milds, in two days, and told his story to the sheriff. All the money save a few dollars and all the checks have been recovered. CITY F AHERS MEET TONIGHT WILL CONSIDER GRANTING OF GAS FRANCHISE. The city council will meet tonight, at which time a number of matters concerning the welfare and govern ment of the city will be discussed. Probably the most important matters to be taken up will be the considera tion of the fire, water and light com mittee's report regarding the letting of the contract for lignting the city for 10 years, and the report of the special committee on the granting of a gas franchise to John D. Losekamp. The reports of the various city of ficers will probably be referred to the proper committees for action. A pe tition asking to be allowed to conduct a peanut and popcorn wagon on the streets of the city, which was present ed several weeks ago, will probably be acted upon. The recommendation of the street and sidewalk committee, decided upon at a recent committee meeting, to use granite instead of con crete for crossings, will probably be acted upon also. A number of resolutions providing for the construction of sidewalks in various parts of the city are scheduled to come up for final adoption. UNCLE SAM WANTS MORE EMPLOYES MACHINE OUERATOR8. IN GOV ERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE. The United States government is ever on the lookout for competent men, and through its great employ ment agency, the civil service com mission, holds examinations in all parts of the country to secure the men and women to transact the busi ness of state. During the latter part of this month and the first part of De cember, the following examinations will be held in this city, according to information received by the local sec retary of the commission. November 27, Lanston and Mergen thaler operators, in government print . M I C U" MUSICI IN THE ! EI comAIR U ,Come in and hear some of the new Phonograph Records. We have a * big lot for you to choose from, but not many of a kind. Best pick 'em out early. "ou can get it at Chappe's" J "You can get it at Chapple's" U .1) ing office at Washington at a salary of $4 a day; SMonotype mnachinist in government printing office at Wash ington at a salary of 58% cents an hour. December 4-5, laboratory assistant in the bureau of standards, depart ment of commerce and labor, at a salary of from $1,000 to $1,200 a year; civil engineer for the Philippine ser vice to fill 10 existing' vacancies at salaries of $1,400 a year. FUNERAL :OF MRS GORDON. Eagles and Plumbers Attend Services in a Body. The funeral of Mrs. Dorothy Gor don, who died Friday, was held Sun day afternoon at 2:30.. Rev. Edward Smith of the ~Iethodist church con ducted the services. Members of the Eagles attended the ceremonies and' Fred Foster, N. G. Carwile, G. N. Stoddard, George Hubbard, W. A. Vale and' H. A. Frith acted as pall bearers. The plumbers union attended in a body. BOX CAR ROW ENDS IN JAIL RUMPUS AMONG STRIKEBREAK; SER8 THUS TERMINATES. CULPRIT GOES FREE Released Later by Judge Mann at Sug gestion of Railroad Policeman--Sv eral Drunks Face Court and Pay Small Fines or Work. Trouble among the strike breakers resulted in an arrest Saturday night from the bunk car where the six or eight non-union boilermakers are kept under guard by the Northern Pa cific railroad. According to Frank Latta, the spe cial policeman cor tne Northern Pa cific, the whole crew got to drinking Saturday, and a general row of large and threatening proportions broke out among the men. - Bunks were pulled to pieces, missiles hurled. through the air, chairs hurtled about the car and other thinks used in ways not intend ed by those who manufactured them. No serious damage was done, how ever, before Latta came to the car and seized James O'Harrow, who seemed to be prime mover in the ruction. O'Harrow was drunk; but he came with Latta, in fact expressed a keen de sire to go to jail, and was kept there until yesterday morning, when he was called up to face Judge Mann. At the request of Mr. Latta, O'Har row was simply given a good, stiff lec ture and told that if a rough house of the sort occurred again he would be severely dealt withl He was then re leased. When the lecture was finished O'Harrow saluted in military fashion and went to the police office to get his possessions. He made no promises, but took the calldown quietly. Other Cases. Nick Wilces, accused of the posses sion of a package too large for him, pleaded guilty. He explained that he was not in the habit of imbibing and had therefore become drunk all the sooner.. As-it was shown to the court that Wilceahad a sick brother whose only sulpport and caretaker he was, the judge assessed the minimum fine of $5 against him and released him as soon as it was paid. I WANT O IBUY HAY- GRAI W..,Mc COR MCKA.,i Billy Burke, rno- later maintained that his name was William Burr, hlad the alternative, as punishment for his lapse from paths of sobriety, of en riching the city to the extent of $10 or of spending five days in repairing the streets. Being of an industrious turn of mind, he chose the work. Though Daniel Sullivan claimed to be a working man of great industry who, had gone wrong but once, . the court sized. him up as a chronic "lush,"' whose chief business was butt ing in on other mens' treats, and Sul livan will also toil to make better the roads of the city. Lewis Starr, hav ing $5 which the court thought. .was needed by thecity treasury, was duly relieved of the aforesaid $5 and al lowed to go his way. THOUSANDS OF LETTERS DAILY POSTMASTER PRICKETT COM PLETES REPORT FOR WEEK. TOTAL IS ENORMOUS During Week Ending November 19, Nearly 40,000 Pieces of Mail Matter Were Handled by Employes of Ldcal Postoffice-Revenue Derived. During the week ending November 19, there were 39,634 pieces of inail matter handled in the Billings post office for which the goverment receiv ed $645.03 in revenue, according to a report which Postmaster Prickett completed yesterday and forwarded to the postoffice department Of the total of 39,634 pieces of mat ter mandled, 23,144 pieces were first class, or letters, from Which $487.31 was derived as revenue; 8,647 pieces were postcards for which the govern ment received $89.76; 2,736 pieces were subscribers copies of newspapers, and other publication, on which $865 was paid in postage; 245 pieces were transient papers, on which $6.64 was paid at the rate of one cent for four ounces; there were 2,919 pieces of second class matter for which the patrons paid $37.55;,242 pieces were fourth class matter for which $19.12 was paid in postage and' 1,701 pieces of penalty matter which the' govern ment carries free. The work of weighing the mail has been in progress for some time but each piece was never counted before for a given period of time, and the making out of a report such as was completed yesterday, is a result of an order issued by the postoffice depart ment some time ago to all' of the offices in the country, 'and is said to be for the purpose of gathering data, to find out if possible whiclh clges of matter is the most expensive and which is one of the causes 'of the deficit which exists each year. WOULD ADMIT THE CHINESE. Filipino Legislature Discussing Re moval of Restrictions. Manila, Nov. 4.-The assembly is discussing a bill providing for the re moval 'of restrictions on Chinese im migration. The officials favor the measure on the ground that the im migration tax will relieve the burdens of the people. The very latest designs in Ladies' Engraved Calling Cards and Embossed Note Paper and Envelopes at The Ga. zette office.