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1 HHiBER GROWS 2,109 BUSH E4L8 ON NON.IRRIATED LAND. CI NEAR .LAUREL BelievesOat Crop Will Average 100 Bushels .to the Acre This Year-Re ports Bumper Crops in the Vicinity of Laurel. W. H. Hiber is the latest convert to e non-irrigated farming. Mr. Hiber a'arketed yesterday at the iocal flour ing mill 2,109 bushels of fall wheat grown on 75 acres oi non-Irrigated c land on 'the Bank ranch near Laurel. 1 He' deolres the wheat the finest he hads ever seen and will have a loaf of . rad made from the flour today. The Wheat averaged about 28 bushels to g the acre. :'The ground on which the wheat was grown was broken for the first t time last fall and Mr. Hiber is the a 'uiore firmly convinced of the practi- C cability of non-irrigated farming be- I cause he declares that last fall and I winter were the driest he has seen in the 12 years he has lived in the SYelowstone valley. He has a number of acres of irri gated land in oats which he believes t will, yield 100 bushels to the acre. He t reports that, the farmers are raising bumper crops in the vicinity of Lau rel this year and thinks that the yield wil be greater than ever be t fore. WESTERN UNION OFFICIAL HERE TELEGRAPH COMPAýY MAY OPEN AN ALL NIGHT OFFICE. 1 If the business will warrant it an all night office will be established by l the Western Union Telegraph com- I pany in this city, according to an an nouncement' made yesterday by A. D. 'Bradley, assistant superintendent of the company, who arrived in Billings yesterday morning from his home in Minneapolis. j. L. Hnusman, superintendent o0 construction of the American District elegraph company, accompanied Mr. Bradley to this city and has expressed his intention of increasing the effi ciency of the local branch of the mes senger service. LAUREL CHURCH IS NOW INCORPORATED GERMAN LUTHERANS FILE ARTI CLES WITH RECORDER. Articles of incorporation of the German Lutheran Reformed church 'of the Congregational denomination of Laurel; were filed in the office of :the county clerk and recorder yester day by Herman Lackman, Henry , Koutz and George Weber, trustees of the church, who were authorized to =in'corporate at a meeting of the church members held July 19. en in the articles, are to conduct and .i:'maintain a local church and church iorganization of the denomination mentioned for the purpose of public .worship . ad religious and morai training at Laurel. The church has the power to purchase, sell or hold ,,real estate and other property. S The iincorporators are the trustees , elected for the first year and the an nual election of the trustees of the church is to be held on the first 'T'ues day of January in each year. As the church is not organized for Iprofit, -there is no capital stock. DORR RELEASED. San Francisco Broker Gives Bonds : for Appearance. Su San Francisco, Aug. 8.--Frederick :iorr, the stock broker accused of the eipbesalement of $14,000 worth of se " I~io,. was brought here from lea yesterday and released Seared before Police Judge a~ ~ morning and was in ,structed j , court as to his legal rights. The e . was postponed until . d Friday August 1a d atth pc last night and brought to Billins on the charge of stealing a hore& elenging ; to Joseph Mason, bqaess ~psrtper of .Charles Bpeir. ~e hor~ Ise lanbranded, and Nelson whel ke caught it on the odpen ~ )and-terward brought it to the seashore Mlethods of the Big Bank Ex change in New York City. t MARCH OF THE MESSENGERS. The Way Millions on Millions of Dol- ) lars In Checks. Change Holders In a I Few Minutes in the Daily Balancing , of Accounts Between Banks. "Clearingl" That word is the order t for the shuffling of many feet and the d pattering of thick envelopes upon hard wood.' Men with leather bags hung I' against their chests like bass drums pass up and down rows of desks at which other men sit and as they go by e deftly hand out brown paper packages t containing the equivalent of millidrs in gold. Thus do the banks of New York transfer money each business day. As vast as the figures involved in the a operation are, they do not make an impress upon the mind. One is more t apt to wonder whether the gray haired messenger in the blue serge suit would succeed in disorganizing the line if he I gave the wrong envelope to bank No. 49 and, if so, whether he would be con demned forever by his associates. But no one seems to make a mistake, and the visitor has no reason to worry about the possibility of misplacing $28, 000,000 even for half a second. The machinery of the clearing house is al most too perfect to slip a cog. 1 The clearing house begins to show e signs of activity as early as 9:30 o'clock, a when the vanguard of bank runners 3 makes its appearance. They travel in I pairs and are mostly young men, al- c though the veterans have not all re tired. Their badge of office is a bag, I any sort of bag, suit case, telescope, I kit bag, canvas bag. Sometimes it has I the name of the bank it came from I printed across the end. More often it 1 bears no distinguishing mark. Further, its identity is frequently 4 hidden behind an exceedingly shabby < exterior. That is perhaps a virtue. At I all events, it is not considered good form in banking circles to be ostenta- 4 tious. A strong bag even though it be I old and chafed is just als good a vehicle I for a fortune as a new one and is less likely to produce burnings in the heart I of a thug. So this is the reason why I the young men who sweep up the mar- 1 ble stairs look as if they were carrying bags filled with their own clothing in stead of other persons' checks. Self conscious they are not despite the loads they carry, and one might well imagine they were going upstairs to change their garments for gymnasium suits. But when the visitor reaches the floor above and climbs to the little gallery at one end he realizes that not basket ball, but another game, is to be played. Already the players are preparing to take their positions. At the side walls are benches on which delivery clerks are sitting, their bags at their sides, and opposite is a solid counter divided into about seventeen compartments, to the front of which are affixed, if occu pied, the name plates of different banks. Beyond the first is a second counter and between the two a rack for hats and overcoats. A brdad aisle with more benches and hatracks separates the two rows of counters from dupli cates on the opposite side of the room. Settling clerks, who take their places on high stools behind the outer rows of counters, face the walls. Those at the inner counters face the center aisle. At the elbows of the settling clerks stand their assistants, who are re quired to sign the exchange slips pre sented with each package of checks.. As the clock nears 10 one glances from the high dome,' with its row of electric lights, to the scene below. The clerks at the compartments have made themselves comfortable. The messen gers standing at ease before them have slung their bags and are ready. A minute passes. A man appears at the rostrum in the gallery and rings a gong twice. Eyes below are uplifted as he makes an announcement about out of town 'banks that will hereafter clear through different correspondents. That is not of particular interest, but he pauses briefly and then utters the magic word, "Clearing!" The messenger for bank No. 1 crosses tae room at one end of the counters and takes the place of No. 97, who has imoved down a pace. Simultaneously fifty other men have taken a step for ward, and the tramping and scraping of feet come regularly. No. 1 has slapped an envelope down before the clerk at No. 97's compartment, dropped a ticket into a slot, offered an exchange slip for signing and passed on to No. 96 without uttering a word. Each of No. l's fifty associates has duplicated his performance in every detail, and so the exchanges, as they are called, have been fairly started. In the meantime the settling clerks are doing their share of the work. Long sheets of paper in front of them are being filled out with the total amounts of the checks presented by the men who' are circling about the counters, making monotonous but not unpleasant sounds with' their feet. Suddenly, when you are just beginning to understand what it is all about, a Shalt is called. No one says anything. i but every one stops. You ask why, 5 and some one says the exchanges have I. been completed. You ask how $300, p 000,000 can change hands in exactly U fifteen minutes by the clock. and the same person looks at you with a pity ing smile and remarks, "Why, you've just seen it done." There is marked silence for a mo ment after the feet have stopped mov . I~ng. T.e crowd in the room begins ta thin out, for the delivery clerks are gog, taking with them the packages t ~checks which have been deposited wih..the settling clerks. The latter still hpe work to do. Their assistants rescue the little tickets from the com I partments lnti~ which they were drop. f ped, and the ~settling clerks scan the L amount of them to see if they agree n with the totals on tie;'echange slips. o' When first he entered ,the room the settling clerk gave the pro"f clerk in 'the manager's gallery the' aliount oi the checks he brought with hlni.. Now 'hhe ascertains the totaJ of the amoupt t deposited with him. Boon he is able to tell whether his bank has a debt or eedlt balance, and this intormation he Communicates to the proof clerk.. Then the, clearing house knows exactly how much. cash will have to be moved from bank to bank in atijusting balances. Forty-five minutes Is the limit allow ed for making the, exchanges and prov ing the balances, and fines may be im posed if the allotted time is exceeded. But it is rarely necessary to impose, fines, so rapid is the work of the mes Bengers and so simple the system of exchange. Most of the work is done before the messengers get to the clear Ing house. The checks for exchange with other banks are inclosed in sep arate envelopes, and these envelopes are arranged in consecutive order in the delivery clerk's bag, so all needless delay in depositing them is eliminated. To make the clearing finally complete It is of course necessary to exchange the cash. "Accordingly," says James G. Cannon in his book on "Clearing f' Houses," "before half past 1 o'clock b each debtor bank, in compliance with a the requirements of the constitution, r pays into the clearing house the amount h of its debit balance and obtains a re- I ceipt for the same signed by the as- u sistant manager. After half past 1 t o'clock the creditor banks receive at t the clearing house their respective bal- I ances and give their receipts for the I same in a book provided for that pur- 0 pose, but in no case can a creditor bank receive its balance until all the a debtor banks have paid in."-New York a Post. A MARKET IN MOROCCO. a The Best Place to Study the Ways of the Wily Natives. The place of all places to see the Moorish people is at their markets, for every class and kind of them is there, and when you have seen one market you have seen them all, for there is a racial similarity in the Moors the world over. t The first thing about a Moorish mar ket that attracts the attention of a traveler is the farreaching odor or, i rather, the multiplicity of odors, for there is a composite character about the smell of a Moorish market that can not be equaled anywhere outside of China. Before you can even hear the continual wrangle and jangle of the market place you can smell it. Once there the interminable jumble of things and folks is disconcerting, and the evidence of dirt everywhere takes from an American all desire to deal in eatables, for the Moors seem to be wholly insensible to dirt of any kind and every kind and have no objec tion to fruit and berries that have come in unprotected over miles of dusty and sandy roads. These people are natural traders, sec ond to none in their ability to obtain the' highest possible price or equally ready willingness to let the article go for a mere pittance rather than miss making a sale. They will begin the price of a lamp at 3 shillings and after a little haggling will come down to 1 shilling, but if you move on they will thrust the lamp into your' hand and ask you to give them anything for it that you will, and it is a sale, no difference how small may be your offer. In nearly all countries the every where present and always the same donkey is an inevitable adjunct of a Moorish market. The whole animal kingdom would be searched through In vain to find any creature more wholly devoid of impulse and sentiment than this imposed upon little beast. Like a fatalist philosopher, he is wholly resigned to the orddr of things, and nothing can cause him to stir from the even tenor of his ways. Caressing and even food do not seem to add any to his satisfaction, and beating and abuse do not detract from his tranquil lity. His features are perfectly immo bile. As he stands in the market place one may pet him and give him bits of grass or fruit and he will not raise his head or even open his eyes. He is the su preme, ineffable resignation. In flesh and blood. And no Moorish market is complete without him by the score. World's Events Magazine. How to Stick Stamps. "Say," remarked the postoffice clerk who was off duty as he watched a friend affix two stamps to the corner of an envelope, "why don't you put those stamps on horizontally instead of vertically? Don't you know you would save a lot of work for us stamp ers if you put your stamps beside each other instead of under each other? We always have to make two strokes when canceling vertically pasted stamps by hand, and they don't work well through the stamping machines either." "Is that so?" inquired his friend as he took another envelope and proceed ed to affix two stamps to it in a ver tical position. "Then, by the great horn spoon, why doesn't the govern ment sell' its stamps In horizontal lines? Look at these. Here I bought 20 cents' worth of two cent stamps, and they come to me In vertical lines. If I buy five twos, I get them attached one to the bottom of the other. Do you think I'm going to the trouble of tearing each stamp off just to please a government clerk by pasting them side by side? Guess again."-New York Press. Only One Alternative. A cynic was smiling at the extrava. gant attentions that are lavished by the rich upon pet dogs. He spoke of Sthe canine operations for appendicitis, - the canine tooth crownings, the canine Swardrobes, that occur in'New York, and then he said: "How servants hate these pampered a curs! At a house where I was calling one warm day the fat and pompous butler entered the drawing room and Ssaid: "'Did you ring, madam?' ' 'Yes, Harrison. I wish you to take Fldo out walking for two honrs~. "Harrison frowned slightly. 'But Fido won't follow me, madam,' he r said. "'Then. Harrison, you must follow Fido.'" s First Necessity. S"How would you define a 'erging need?'" asked the teacher of the Srhetoric class. • "A handkerchief," replied the solemn Syoung man with the wicked eye.--Chi r cago Tribune. • The great and the little have need r of each other.-Shakespeare. FOOfD HAT. MAY KILL Meals Taken Under Certain Con. dition :Are Dangerous. THEY SIMPLY BREED POISON. a t One Should Never Eat ,Wh iHurried, s Excited, Angoy, Anxious,, rieved, Worried or .hocked, For 'at. Those Times Dig.titon Cannot Take Place. A wise ma , has said, ""Circulation t follows attention~" That is, whenever f there is need fr the activity of any t function the organ which performs that a function receives an, increased flow of 2 blood. For instance, a man has taken a long walk and1arrives home tired and ravenously hungry. As he enters the L house he catches the aroma "of cook ing food. What happens? Why, to use a vernacUlar phrase, "his mouth waters." The attention is directed to the need of 'etijg, and the organs en gaged in eatig and digestion at once begin to get a greatly increased supply c of blood. I It is out of, the blood that these di gestive organs manufacture their vari ous fluids by which each organ accom puDshes its speclal part in the work of digestion; so when an increased quan tity of blood 'is poured into them each organ begins' at once to make large quantities of its'peculiar fluid. The salivary glands are in the mouth, under the tongue mostly, and when a greatly increased quantity of blood is sent to them, they at once elaborate and pour out into' the mouth a portion of their contents; so the hungry man who smells the odor: of cooking food waters at the mouth. Thus the mind governs 1 the body. Now, the action of the glands of the mouth which produce' saliva is exactly like the action of the glands elsewhere in the body which produce gastric juice, pancreatic juice, bile' and other fluids, through the associated action of which the process of digestion is carried on. ' When the 'hungry man smells the aroma of food there is a rush of blood 't all the digestive or gans, mouth, stomach, small intestine and liver. As a result of this increase of circulation there is suddenly poured out more digestive fluid, not only sa liva, but the others as well. The gas tric juice begins to flow, the pancreas and liver get ready, and the entire di gestive system is prepared and able to take care of any food which' is reason able in kind and quantity. The point of greatest Importance in all this is that these fluids are poured out only when the mental condition is right-when there is in the mind a desire for food. If there should be any feeling of disinclination for food, if there should be even an indifference to food, the food taken under such cir cumstances would not and could, not be properly digested. If there is in the mind any feeling other than desire for food, if just pre vious to eating or while eating any thing should occur to disturb or dis tract the mind, then there would. be immediate derangement of the circula tion. Under these circumstances the blood would be withdrawn from the di gestive organs and the elaboration of the fluids of digestion would cease. Then, of course, the body would be in no condition to receive or digest food. Suppose that our friend returning from his long walk greeted at the door by the odors of fragrant viands a few moments later is handed a telegram in forming him of the sudden death of his only son in a distant city. What happens then? At once there is a pro found change in the circulation. The blood which a moment previously was 'massed at the stomach and other or gans of 'digestion,. 'all ready to take care of the meal, is at once switched :off to the brain. The man flushes and then pales. His muscles lose their power. He drops into a chair. Per :haps he weeps. Hunger? It is the last thing in his thoughts.. "I cannot eat!" he cries. "Oh, 'my son, my son!" And the same perversion of the cir culation occurs in anger, anxiety, wor ry, jealousy, haste, excitement or any 'other state of mental pain or inqule .tude. All these conditions simply put the digestive organs for the time "out of business." Food taken under such 'conditions cannot possibly be digested. Instead it will ferment, putrefy in the system and will be the cause of dia comfort, of disturbed function, of dis ease, perhaps of death. Does this seem extreme? Let me tell you a story. A great, strong, big breasted, energetic man comes in from a day's fishing. He is delightfully tired, "hungry as a bear." At the ho tel he finds waiting for him a telegram. bad news. He says, "I can't eat" His friends persuade him. He eats a hearty meal. In two hours heis dead. It is a true story. I know of a score of sich cases. And from all this what can we learn? We can learn this: We must not eat when we are hurried, excited, angry, grieved. anxious, worried or shocked, for food at such times will do us only harm-will perhaps send us with in decorous promptitude to that bourn from which no traveler returns. Food taken under such conditions will not Sdigest, but will promptly begin to de Scompose, forming poisons that will pro Sduce any one or more. of a numberless 'multitude of symptoms. ranging from e simple headache to death from heart * failure.-W. R. C. 'Latson, M. D., in New York Tribune. g Excusblee. ' Mrs. Suburbanite-.ohn, that's twice d you've come home and forgotten to bring the lard. Mr. Suburbanite-It's so greasy it slipped my mind.-Judge. Danton and the Organ Grinders. " Paris has more than once made war on organ grinders. There, as here, they Shave their enemies'i and also their champions. The war, however, is an old one, and politicianp had time to at g tend to it even at the height of the e revolution. No less a man than 'banton then took n the part of the musicla;ps. S "Citizens." he cried from the tribunal, "I hear that an attemiptits being made to prevent the ow9a~ .grinders of Bar d hary fro:n Illayi:Jg thel.tuues as us:al. Do y.u l::l::. t.h'.n. t!int t:he stret;S uf Paris are too gay? liave thepeople of Pare. too maieny songs on their lips? Oie after another our liberties are be ing wrested front us Leave us at lenst the liberty Qf listening to the or gans pt Barbary, of hearing from themn onr fai l rite songse and retrains." Dantiton was guillotn.ed for reasons with which this speech bad nothing to i do; but the oration containing, these sentmenits was the last that he had the opportunity of delivering as a member' ofa y the convention.-Westmin ster Gazette. Hotel Aoeommodations In India. All over .-the worl4 Indian hotels have a badr name to any one, who has been used to it moderate degree of com tort and good feeding. aThey are for the most part a disgrace. Why people should have to pay from 0l rupees to 25 rupees a day in the cold season and from 7 rupees to 12 rupees a day in the hot season without receiving comfort and good feeding seems at first difficult to answer. As a rule, the feeding is most Inferior, badly served up, table I cloths and napkins frequently dirty, not to speak of the knives, forks, I spoons. and tumblers. Bedrooms are badly looked after, and unleiss one has a very smart bearer it s difficult to re ceive proper attention. All this ishould not be for such prices as people pay. In many third. rate boarding houses in I England one could get presumably as i good as what is got in some of the so called first class hotels in Calcutta.' -India Public Health. The Artistic Poison. Passing by other drugs, each of which has its own way of making peo pie crazy, we come to what may be truly termed the artistic poison. This is, says Dr. William H. Thomson in Everybody's Magazine, the mescal but ton; which grows on a low cactus In the valley of the Rio Grahde and for tunately is scarce and hard to get. Chewing this button causes the most gorgeously colored scenes to appear be fore the entranced vision, far surpass ing, according to descriptions, the most magnificent sunsets. It would seem to be the drug for landscape painters, but unfortunately, whatever other things drugs do, they never increase efficiency. It was first discovered among the Kiowa tribe of Indians. who used it in their religious rites till missionaries induced the government to remove the Indians from where they could get it. Lightning and Thunder. By counting the number of seconds in the interval between lightning and thunder it is possible to figure approxi mately how far from the observer is the scene of the storm. Sound travels 1,100 feet a second, so multiply the number of seconds by 1,100, which will give 'the distance in feet from the point where the lightning flashed. For ex ample, if ten seconds have elapsed the distance away will be 11,000 feet, or a little over two miles. It might be add ed that, as light and lightning travel so much faster than sound, if one sur vives after hearing the crashing peal he can be sure he is safe. Remem brance of this will dissipate terror. No Cause to Be Discouraged. Mr. Youngpop-My little girl is near ly two years old and hasn't learned to talk yet Mr. Henpeckke-Don't let 'that worry you. My wife says she didn't begin to talk until she was near ly three, and now -Philadelphia Record. Impostor and Malefactor. Carlyle used to tell of an old Scotch woman who, speaking to her family, said: "There's twa sons, baith doin' weel in Glasgie. T'ane's an impostor, tand t'ither's a malefactor." It was 'found that she meant "upholsterer" and "manufacturer." Silence and blushing are the ele I quence of women.-Chinese. Origin of "Robin Adair." Those-who have a leaning to the sen" timental side of history will accept the tversion that the hero of the ballad was a young and handsome Irish surgeon, Swho, finding his way into London soci ety about the middle of the eighteenth century, was fortunate enough to se cure the affections of Lady Caroline t Keppel, daughter of William, second t earl of Albemarle, and his wife, Lady Anne Lennox, daughter of Charles, first duke of Richmond. The match e was naturally looked on with disfavor by the family of the young lady, and it was during a period of temporary separation that Lady Caroline is said e to have written the words of "Robin Adair" and set them to the old Irish tune of "Elleen Aroon," which she had learned from her lover. At length, however, love triumphed, and the pair were united on Feb. 22, 1758. Within a few days Adair was appointed in. y spector general of the military hos Spltals and, subsequently becoming a b favorite of the king, was made sur geon general, king's sergeant surgeon and surgeon of Chelsea hospital. He t died in 1790, leaving an only son, who entered the diplomatic service and be c, ame the Right Hen. Sir Robert Adair, G. C. B.--London Notes and Queries. Order of the Golden Horseshoe. How many persons have ever heard >t of the Order of the Golden Horseshoe, . the first order founded in America? S In 1724, when Virginia extended a from the Atlantic into the unknown n west, few of her colonists had crossed rt the Bluie Ridge or the Alleghanies. So Sfull of dangers from savages and wild beasts and so full of natural dlfficul. ties was the passage of these terrible heights that Governor Spotswood, set . ting out to. discover a pass, looked on the expedition as so hazardous that he took with him a guard of "soldiers, it gentlemen and pioneers," armed and carrying provisions. These scaled tlhe pass with great hardships and perils and returned after the governor hgd cut the name of King George in the tocks on the highest peak. ir He then constituted the society, or Sorder, of the Golden Horseshoe. Each man who had scaled this high pass was made a member of it, and to each one he presented a golden borseshoe. On k the side was inscribed in Latin, "So.It Pleases Iim to Cross Mountalng." Any man thereafter who could prove Sthat he had read with his own eyes 'th r- name of the king on the height was e titled to become a member of this or der.-Chicago Record-Herald: FOREST FIRES ARE SERIOUS BURNING INTO THIS STATE PROM IDAHO 81DE.. MINES ARE IN DANGER Reports Show That TImbeF on One of the Forks of the Columbsit as Well as the Bitter Rootis In Flames and Men Dispatched to Fight Flames. Butte, Aug. 7.-A message from Su pervisor Elers Koch, who is now at Taft, Mont., says that the forest fires in that vicinity are assuming a very serious aspect. The forest fires have worked over from the Idaho side to points west of Saltest and are spreading towards the spur of the Ceour d'Alene mountains to the north. ICircusDay BillingsWs Wednesday, AUG UST : 'Performances 2 and 8 p.m., : THE iREATER NORRIS & ROWE .: Circus,- Museum, Menagerie, Hippodrome. " S and Congress of Nations • 3 Rings, 2 Elevated Stages L G rand Spectacular Street Parade at 10:30 a. m. s US E- ;e---~ S The Peerless Potters World's Champion Aerialists i I The Hongy Mora Troupe I • .Germany's Premier Acrobats I The St. Leon Family ( * Head to Head Balancers 3 I The Famous MacDonald Family o America's Champion Trick Cyclists * Miss Rose Dockrill I Queen of all Lady Riders e 10' I New and Novel Features IN 0 eomenomomonmon. *me ueennunom UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY Yellowstoe ational Bank BILLINGS, MONTANA - I CAPITAL & SURPLUS IT A. L Babcock, Pres. H. B. Armstrong L. C.BabcockV. IPres. DiPOSITS 000, 00 w. abock W.B. Waldron, Cashier L .C. Waidron 0w. Nickey, Cash Your Business Invited Ed. Cardwell BILLINGS STATE BANK. State and Reserve Depositary. Capital, Surplus and Profits, $75,000.00-Deposits, $650,000.00. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: BERT SHOREY, President. CHAS. SPEAR, Cashier. A. H.BARTH, Vice President. - HENRY WHITE, Ass't Cash'r. S. ,L. DOUGHTY, Teller. W. HANSORD, C. O. GRUWELL, JOSEPH SIMS. H. C. BOSTWICK. We carry both commercial and interest bearing deposits, and solicit your business. L SII NATIONAL BANK BILLINGS, MONTANA.' Paid Up Capital . . $ I150,000.00 S Surplus and Profits . . . 50,000.00 Deposits . . . .. ... . 2,000,000.00 OFFICERS b P. MOB. S08, President. J. B. Arnold, Vice President. F. M. Lil.p, Assistant Cashlier. Lee N. Gobdwin, Cashier. L.B. St. John, Asistant Cashler i It DIRECTORS I." D. O'Donnell, J. B, Arnold, C. M, Ballr, H. W. Rowley, R. Shepherd, P. B. Mos,, Lee N. Goodwin, Joe Zimmerman. I. nterest paid on Time Deposits. A general banking business tranHsacted.* Ao.outgsolieted. Already a large quantity, of timber on the north side of Saltepe has been destroyed and it is feared that the fres may: penetrate to the C'lark fork of the Columbia. There are a large number of mining plants in the seec tion' under fire and it is feared that dobisiderable damage may be done. Su. pervisor Koch has a large number with him fighting the fire. SWord was, also' received last' even inu that nother forest fire had brokp ,en out 'along. the Blue Joint creek, a tributary of the Bitter Root rvler. Ranger Wilkinson and a nuniberr o assistants' have been dispatched the scene, vbut no details have since been received. T. A. MARTIN DEAD. (Special to The Gazette.) Missoula, 'Mont., Aug. 7.--T. A. Mar. tin, a cement contractor, died here this morning from the effects of a sun·stroke. He was seriously affecte' by the heat about a week ago. He was 37 years of age, and has lteen a resident of Montana for 15 years. Our neighbors are not lifted, up by looking up their records.