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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Joseph Pope of Park City is a Bill ings visitor this week. V. B. McComb, a stockman of Har din, is in the city on business. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Peters of Bridg er, are visiting friends here this week. Victor 'Meyer, a business man of Red Lodge spent Sunday in the city. Carl Rankin, townsite man at Har din, was calling on friends in the city yesterday. Henry J. Manley, a civil engineer of Laurel, is in the city accompanied by Mrs. Manley. Paul B. Lehrkind, the Silesia brew eryman, was a business visitor to the city yesterday. F. A. Hall, president of the Yellow stone Park railroad company, was a Billings visitor Sunday. H. J. Barnett, a civil engineer of the U. S. reclamation service, station ed at Huntley spent Sunday here. J. C. Cleghorn, an employe of the Huntley reclamation service spent Sunday in the city with friends. C. D. Howe, an engineer of the U. S. reclamation service, stationed at Hunt ley, spent Sunday here with friends. John Stanley, a rancher of Reeds Point is in the city looking after busi ness interests and calling on old friends. Jeremiah Ahern, project engineer of the reclamation project near Cody spent Sunday here and at Huntlye con terring with the members of the ser vice at that place. Miss Mary Suydam of From'berg, who recently returned from an extend ed visit in the south, is visiting at the home of her sister Mrs. Lee Sim onsen on Yellowstone avenue. Mrs. H. E. Suydam of Fromberg, who has been visiting her daughter 'Mrs. Lee ,Simonson, has returned home accompanied by Mrs. V. Hance of Minneapolis, mother of Mr. Simon sen, who has been visiting her son. James Lamport, a civil engineer of Flagstaff, Ariz., is in the city visiting his brothers Grant and George Lam port. Mr Lamport lived in this sec tion about 18 years ago and left for the south about that time taking a position with the engineering force of the Santa Fe railroad, and has remain ed with the road since that time. From Saturday's Daily. Mrs. Silas Stone of Columbus is vis iting friends here this week. Jack Yates will leave this morning for the oil fields near Garland. H. Shupack, a business man of Bridger, was a Billings visitor yester day. Wright Harvey, a rancher and stock man of Musselshell, was in the, city yesterday on business. Dr. Cuttle, a physician and surgeon of Hunter's Hot Springs, spent yester day here, accompanied by Mrs. Cuttle. Mrs. R. S. Fudge, wife of the cash ier of the Citizens' National bank of Laurel, is visiting friends here this week. L. B. Tippling, an employe of the Billings Sugar company at Laurel, is spending a few days here, visiting friends. J. M. Kennedy, a former state sen ator from Silver Bow county, is in the city from Butte, looking after property interests. Alex Fairgrieves, president of the Montana Federation of Labor, arrived in the city yesterday morning and will confer with some of the labor leaders in this city. W. H. Hawkind, chief clerk at the local freight office, left yesterday morning for Forsyth, where he will start on a hunting trip. Before leav ing Mr. Hawkins promised a number of his friends antelope steaks, and they are anxiously awaiting his re turn. E. J. Parkinson, a civil engineer formerly located here, returned to this city yesterday from Cul'bertson, where he has been engaged in mak ing public lands surveys and will re open offices in the Northern block with the Suburban Homes company. During his stay in the western part of the state Mr. Parkinson sub-divided 35 townships. From' Sunday's Daily. C. M. McDaniels of Crow Agency was a Billings visitor yesterday. W. A. Combs returned Friday night from a short business trip to Joliet. Mrs. Minnie Reid of Wolf, Wyo., was the guest of Mrs. W. T. Dennis ton Thursday. Jack Herford, secretary of the 'Bear Creek Townsite company, is spending Sunday in the city.. Mrs. J. F. O'4Mara of North Twenty sixth street, is recovering from her recent illness which was of some length. J. W. Day, a merchant of Huntley, accompanied by Mrs. Day, spent yes terday here, making the trip in his automobile. COFFEE Your grocer must sell poor coffee; we can't all be cr mfortable; but he needn't sell it to you. Youllr"ror.r rlturns your money if yotl don't like Schillir..s iesti we pay him. E. A. Richardson, a business man of Crow Agency, spent yesterday in the city with friends and attending to bus iness affairs. Mrs. J. W. Cook and daughter, Mrs. Joe North, left yesterday for Joliet, where they will visit Mrs. Harry Pierce for a few days. Mrs. Heppner and daughter, Ruth, of San Francisco, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Allen at their home on North Twenty-ninth street. Cecil Parham of North Thirtieth street, has purchased a ranch in Car bon county near Joliet, and expects to move his family to his new home some time this week. Ralph Reber of Joliet spent a por tion of yesterday here on business, returning to his home on 'the Red Lodge train yesterday morning. Mr. Reber is a real estate man in Joliet. J. B. Creek, who was suddenly stricken with paralysis last Friday, is reported to be in a very critical con dition. Mr. Creek first felt the ef fects of the stroke while at work and gradually grew worse. He is in an unconscious condition at his home on North 'Twenty-Sixth street. R. E. Werkman, colonization agent for the Billings Land & Irrigation company, left yesterday for the east, where he will organize another party of Hollander colonists and probably return to this city with them about December 1. GRANTS LICENSES TO WED: Colored Man Takes Chicago Girl For Bride. Jay H. Woodson was granted a license to wed Mamie Littlepaugh yes terday by the clerk of the district court. The prospective groom is from Butte and the ,bride to be from Chica go. Both are colored people. License was also granted to Edwin Sande permitting him to wed Miss Louise H. Noyes. Both are well known young people of this city. FINED TENNER FOR A ROW. George Graham Pays That Amount As Penalty for Assault. A boarding house row caused a temporary condition of excitement in the home of Frank Parrots yesterday, when George Graham grew angry for some reason and proceeded to work off his anger in an assault upon Par rots. The assaulted party, when the fight was over, caused the issuance of a warrant for Graham, who was ar raigned before Jutice Mann and plead-! ed guilty. There was nothing serious about the assault, and nobody was ex cessively injured, so graham was fin ed $10 and costs, which he paid. GOVERNMENT WANTS MEN. Two Fair Jobs Open Among Uncle Sam's Places. Uncle Sam wants a master in the quartermaster general's department at Alcatraz Island,- Cal. He also wants a hydrographic expert for the navy department. The examination for mas ter will be held December 4, that for hydrographic expert December 11. $1000 a year is the salary for each position. BASKET BALL WILL PLEASE. Game Tonight Promises to Be Inter esting Contest. The basket Iball game between two teams of Company .X, which takes place at the Reynolds Garage on North Twenty-seventh street tonight, is arousing much interest and will undoubtedly attract a large crowd. Admission is free and seats will be provided for ladies. WOMEN GO TO LAUREL. Will Conduct Royal Neighbor Initia tion. From Sunday's Daily. Twenty women members of the Royal Neighbors left yesterday morn ing for Laurel where they conducted the initation ceremonies for large number of candidates of the order. The rites were concluded with a ban quet and social session. FATHER STACK LOSES BIKE. Catholic Priest Offers Reward for Its Return. From Sunday's Daily. While eating his dinner at the Col onial restaurant the other evening Father Stack left his 'bicycle outside. When he returned to the street his bicycle was gone. Now the well known priest is offering a five dollar. reward for the return of his wheel. No embarrasing questions will be ask ed. SONS OF HERMANN DANCE. Teutonic Order Has Brillant Ball at Elks' Hall. From Sfnday's Daily. The Sons of Hermann, a German fraternal order, held a brilliant dance last night at the Elks' hall. Music was excellent and the guests danced until midnight to a catchy and taking program of two steps and waltzes. LOSES FOOT IN LOCAL YARDS KANSAS BOY SCRAPED FROM SIDE OF BOX CAR BY ENGINE. CLIMBED BACK AGAIN Coolly Rolls Cigarette and Smokes It' While Awaiting Arrival of Doctor Feared at First That Entire Limb Must Be Amputated. Ora Edgell, aged 20 and claiming Washington, Kans., as his home, lies at St. Vincent's hospital minus his right foot as a result of an accident which occurred faturday night at the upper end of the local yards. It was feared at first that his entire limb below the knee would have to be am putated, but later it was found that only the foot would have to be taken off and this was done by Dr. Clark soon after the accident. According to the trainmen who were in charge of the train, Edgell was beating his way from Joliet to this city and as the train came onto the sidetrack in the west end of the yards he attempted to climb down from a box car before the train had cleared the main track, and a switch engine came'along and struck him, knocking him of the car and in under the wheels. It is said that the young man saw the switch engine approaching and attempted to climb back to the top of the car, but the engine caught him before he could do so. After the engine had passed over his right foot, severing all but the heel, as clean as though a sharp knife had been used, he attempted to climb back on the box. car and was holding onto one of the steps and being dragged along when the members of the switch crew found him. He was brought to Dr. Watkins' of fice on a stretcher and the foot was bound up and later he was taken to the hospital. He took his misfortune very coolly and displayed great nerve while the doctors were working on him. While waiting for the doctor to come he rolled a cigarette, smoked it and laid back on the cot, as uncon cerned as though nothing had hap nened. NOEL WILL WRITE US UP FOR MINER BUTTE PAPER WILL HAVE BIG STORY ON BILLINGS. Don O. Noel, city editor of the Butte Miner, is in Billings to "writ up" the Yellowston valley, its prosperity and progress, its crops and its pro ducts of all kinds Mr. Noel Is do ing the work for the Christmas edi tion of the Miner, which is to contain one of the most complete surveys of the state's resources ever issued. Mr. Noel took a drive out over the valley yesterday afternoon to gather material for his story. He will remain in Billings long enough to get a thorough conception of the conditions here, so that his article on the city and the valley may be accurate and complete. OLD DEED RECORDED Was Executed in Miles City in 1883 and Shows Ownership to Valuable Lots in This City. A deed executed in Miles City in the early eighties was filed for record in the county clerk's office yesterday. The deed and a request that it be re corded was received yesterday morn ing from T. Orchell & Bro., now of Chicago but formerly in business at Miles City to whom the deed was granted. According to the instrument on May 30, 1883, the Montana and Minnesota Land and Improvement company sold to T. Orchell & Bro., lot 18 in block 137 and lot 8 in block 116, original town of Billings for $426. The deed .is signed by George Hume as secre tary of the company and E. S. Wool folk as vice-president. One of the lots mentioned, that one in block 137, is located on Minnesota avenue 'between Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh street and is worth Axle Grease Helps the Wagon up the Hill The load seems lighter-Wagon and team wear longer-You make more money, and have more time to make money, when wheels are greased with ca Axle Grease -The longest wearing and most satisfactory lubricant in the world. STANDARD OIL CO. I.-" many times the amount mentioned as the consideration In the deed. The other is located on North Twenty first street in between the Burlington Wye tracks, and in itself is worth almost as much ,as the amount paid for them both 24 years ago. CHIEF TALGO'S PET IS POISONED VALUABLE SETTER GIVEN DRUG BY MEAN WRETCH. A pedigreed setter, the pet of Chief of Police Bert Talgo's home, was poisoned yesterday afternoon by a bit of impregnated meat which was' laid out for the dog to eat. The chief is considerably wrought up over the poisoning of his pet, and offers a prize of $50 in cash for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who tried to kill the dog. The poisoning of Chief Talgo's dog is by no means the only case cha ged against the killers. Half a dozen beautiful pedigreed dogs have beert killed in this manner in the past tew weeks and the police want to put a stop to it. KILLERS OF ELK PLEAD NOT GUILTY ADMIT SHOOTING THE BIG ANI MALS NEVERTHELESS. F. H. Harder and William Bowman, bartenders at the Blue Ribbon saloon, Conrad Schmit, bartender at Becker's saloon, and James Johnson, a railway mail clerk, were arraigned before Jus tice Mendenhall yesterday morning and pleaded not guilty to the charge of killing four elk at Paul McCor mick's ranch. Saturday. Their trial was set for Wesdnesday at 2 p. m. Harry Groves is their attorney. The four men admitted shooting the elk, but maintained they were justifi ed in so doing, because they had hunt ing licenses and had not exceeded their quota of the game. The fact that the elk were private property on a game preserve, claim the defendants makes no particular difference. JOHN COFFEE HAS STILL MORE WOES UNFORTUNATE GRADER IS BUST ED AND WANTS HIS CHECK. John Coffee, who was robbed some two weeks ago, and who, after walking 65 miles to Billings succeeded in pro curing the arrest of his false friend, Clarence Molken, and who got into police court two times running for drunkenness thereafter, is busted and having a fearful time in his attempts to get some more cash. In order to have evidence to con vict Molken, should he change his mind regarding his plea of guilty, the county attorney's office has been com pelled to retain one of the checks 'which Molken stole from Coffee. This check is cashable into money, real, hard money of the best kind, and Coffee, who has spent all the rest of his $184 now desires to get that check so that he may procure the cash upon it. But the cashing of the check would mean its defacement and alteration from its present status which must be the same as when M.olken forged the signature, so Coffee must economize and worry along without his cash until the court can hear Molkin's case and the county attorney is done with the check. CHRISTIAN CHURCH CALLS DR. JORDON DISTINGUISHED DIVINE IS OFFER ED LOCAL PULPIT. Rev. Walter M. Jordan of Quincy, Ill., has been called to the pastorate of the Christian church of Billings 'by the governing board of the institu tion. It is not yet known whether he will accept. Rev. Jordan has been at Quincy for several years, prior .to that he occupi ed the pulpits of Christion churches at Deer Lodge and Hyland. Rev. Jor dan is a graduate of Drake univer sity. Rev. O. F. McHargue, the present occupant of the local pulpit, has hand ed in his resignation. BODY IS DISINTERRED. Clay of Mrs. Ritche Will Be Sent East For Burial. The body of Mrs. Jennie Ritche, wife of J. A. Ritche, formerly a ma chinist of Billings, was disinterred yesterday afternoon and shipped to Winona, Minn., where it will be re 'buried in the cemetery. Mrs. Ritche died of hardening of the arteries of the brain, being practically uncon scions for nearly a year after her seizure. She died in March, 1906. COOL HEADS PREVENT PANIC SAYS PROMINENT BANKER IN IN TERVIEW. EXPLAINS THE TROUBLE Bank Deposits in Nation Equal $13, 000,000,000.-Banks Actually Hold In Cash $1,000,000,000.-Total Cash in Country is $2,700,000,000. "Promptness and coolness has averted a panic," declared a well known bank president yesterday. The banks, to save a commercial collapse, literally went on strike, he said, and refused longer to meet a commercial crisis in the old way, tnat is, paying out money as long as they were able, and then going under. "The country is now on trial," he asserted. "It is making history. The present is the crisis. The banks, especially, must demonstrate their nerve and strength. They have de monstrated it, and the result has been the preventing of a panic. I firmly believe that all danger is passed, and that normal conditions will come in a short time. I ndeed, Billings is ready today to do banking on the old scale, but we are forced to wait until the New York and Chicago banks act." In a remarkable summary, he gave in a nutshell the cause of the present financial conditions. The bank de posits of the United ntates, he said, now aggregate $13,000,000,000. Act ually the banks hold in cash $1,000, 000,000. The total actual cash in the country is only $2,700,000,00. There are 18,000 banks. "Now if every one were to demand of the banks their money at one time," he said, "anyone could easily predict the result. They would all go under, for the actual cash is not'in existence to pay all depositors in full. The banks must hold their cash until peo ple have their confidence restored. "Besides," he continued, "it is es timated that 95 per ceht of the de posits are made by check, or by trans ferrence of credits. The banks have heretofore returned cash for these cred its. Now, just to tide over a crisis, they insist, for the first time, and for a short time, in paying credits witn credits. Should the people complain? For the first time they get only what they deposit, nothing more." TRAINS STOPPED DURING FUNERAL BURLINGTON PAYS RESPECT TO FORMER PRESIDENT. As a mark of respect to the memory of Charles Elliott Perkins, formerly president of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroad who died at Bur lington, Ia., recently and was buried yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his old home in Westwood, Mass., all trains on the road of which he was at one time the executive officer were stopped for a, period of five minutes beyond the schedule time. East of Alliance the trains were stopped at from 2 to 2:05,.p. m., and west of Alliance from 1 to 1:05, p. m. Charles Elliott Perkins was born in Cincinnatti, iNov. 24, 1840 and entereu into railroad work at Burlington, ia., in 1859 taking a position as clerk in the office of the assistant treasurer of the Burlington and Missouri River railroad, later being appointed assis tant treasurer of the road. In 1865 he was made superintendant and a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy and served as president of that road from 1881 until 1901. WANT GOVERNMENT AID Californians Discuss Drainage and Waterways Improvements in the Joaquin Valley. San Francisco, Nov. 11.-One hun dred and ten delegates from 29 coun ties and towns in California to an in formal convention of the River Im provement and Drainage association of this state, met here today. Morning and afternoon sessions were held. It was determined to have California officially represented at the National Rivers and Harbors congress to be held in Washington in Decem ber and to secure for California, if possible, the 1908 meeting of that body. The main efforts of the con vention were centered in a-discussion of the agricultural and commercial development of the Sacramento and Joaquin valleys by drainage and water ways improvement, a ,work which the government has already started. Large beds of oysters have been discovered in the Umhlatusi Lagoon, on the Zululand coast, and a Johnan nesburg sydicate'has been formed to develop the industry. It is proposed to export the oysters to London a 'Satan SSanderson" The Book of * the Hour. We have just received a shipment of this great book, together with alot of mighty - good reading for cold nights. The pub- - lishers are hard put to supply the de mands, but while we have a copy left "You can get it at Chapple's" ._ Fresh candies just in. . Exquisite dainties. FAMILY OPENS IN NEW HOUSE WORK OF REMODELING THE THE ATER IS ABOUT COMPLETED. CLEVER PERFORMERS New Arrangement Whereby Billings Will Get All Attractions on' Circuit Before the Coast Cities-Much New Scenery Installed. In accordance with the promise made by the management two weeks ago, the Family theater opened last night in the old quarters, which have been remodeled and renovated so that when the work is completed Bill ings can boast of one of the finest and most up-to-date vaudeville houses in the state. In spite of the fact that the seating capacity of the house has almost been doubled since it has been remodeled, a crowded house greeted the performers. House is Larger. The remodeled house is larger as to floor space and stage room. The ticket booth is located to one side of the lobby, which will be made into a penny arcade as soon as the front is completed. More than 500 mahogany opera chairs of the very latest pat tern have been ordered from Chicago and will be shipped from the "Windy City" next Saturday. The house is beautifully decorated and it is ex pected that the paperhangers and dec orators will complete their work to day. New scenery has been installed, and a booth for the moving picture machine built. The booth has been pronounced fire proof by the insurance inspector and is arranged so that if any of the films catch fire, the oper ator can simply step out of the booth and allow them to burn without the audience being aware of the fact, as a stove pipe is connected with the booth to carry off the smoke. An ac cident of this kind is unusual, but in order to do away with any possibility of such a thing occurring, the fire proof box was installed. The heating apparatus is on the ground and will be in before long. First House on Circuit. Sam Goodman, representing the Considine and Sullivan circuit, was in the city Sunday and is authority for the statement that all eastern per formers will open at the Family in this city instead of in Butte, as was formerly the custom. This means that all attractions which are on this cir cuit and which are booked to appear on the coast will appear here first, and assures the theatergoers of Billings that they will see them all, since Man ager Enright promises to put on from three to seven teams every week. At last night's performance Bregers and Bregers, comedy acrobats, made a decided hit with the audience and were given liberal applause. Dolliver and Rogers, two charming singing and dancing soubrettes, were also given much deserved applause. The feature of the show was the Stocktons in a comedy act entitled, "The Henpecked Husband." VICTIM OF FOOTBALL. Fullback of California Tteam Has Ribs Broken. San Francisco, Nov. 1.1-Ralph But ler, full back for California in the in tercollegiate game on Saturday, is in a Berkeley hospital in a very serious condition. He has two broken ribs and his kidneys are dangerously af I WANT TO BUY HAY GRAIN W.H.MOCORHICK ut. iPýe . fected as the result of a kick received during the progress of the game. LIGHT COMMITTEE HOLDS A SESSION CONSIDERS THE CONTRACTS FOR LIGHTING THE CITY. Mayor Foster, City Attorney Hogan, and the members of the Fire, Light and Water committee held a meeting in the city clerk's office last night to look over the proposed lighting con tracts, which the city council will con sider this evening. Mr. Hogan ahd Attorney W. M. Johnston went over the ordinances from the legal standpoint and the aldermen looked them over for practi cal pointers. it is understood that the council will act on the matter of the lighting coh tract finally this evening, and the committee desires to be thoroughly prepared for championship of the mea sures it will advocate. Clerk Matheson was present at the deliberations last night, and there was a full attendance of the committee members. The detailed report of the work of the committee was not made public last night, but will probably be presented to the council in written form. DEATH ENDS PEANUT DIET NEBRASKAN'S LAST EXPERIMENT PROVES FATAL. FIRST WENT INSANE Then Refused to Eat Anything But Peanuts or Drink Anything But Water---Cousin Is Well Known Res ident of Billings. Fremont, Neb., Nov. 11.-Because scientists have reported that peanuts contained all the elements necessary to sustain life, Archie Venuto, a Fre mont man, attempted to live by eating nothing but peanuts, with the result that he died this morning after three weeks of the diet. At the end of four days Venuto went suddenly insane and was placed in a hospital. He absolutely refused to eat anything but peanuts thereafter and to drink anything but water. Frank Venuto, president of the Billings Musicians' union, is a cousin of Arch Venuto, mentioned in the dispatch above as dying from his at tempt to live exclusively on peanuts. "Archie was always a keen man to try experiments," said Frank, "and I'm not surprised at his refusal to give up his test of the peanut theory. I should think an exclusive diet of peanuts would make a man go insane in one day-it shouldn't require four." CAN BUY CIGARETTES NOW. Law Against Their Sale in Washing ton Declared Unconstitutional. Spokane, Nov. 11.-The anti-cigar rette law which banished this kind of smoking material from the state Washington was declared void by Judge E. HI. Sullivan in the superior court this morning on the ground that the title does not conform to the body of tne act.