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4r; ·· t THIRD Or W T DIVORCE. Adi& blitrict Court Sle Were Marrited in 1873 o, As to Exact Date if 1i. Himn at Anaconda. Mter more than 36 years of mar ried lfe Robert. Samuel. has decided that it is not all connublal bliss and wants a divorce from his wife, Pauline iamuels, whom he would have pay the eosts of getting him the desired sepa Desertion is alleged in the complaint fied by i .amuels' attorneys, Taylor & Wilson, in the district. count yester day. Samuel. states that he and his wi.e.were married hin New York City uring the year 1873, but his memory is somiewhat hasy as to the exact date. Hie says,however, it was some time in the .months of February, M.arch, Aril "or .ay. He aiileges` that. while he was in business, at .Anaconda, his wife desert e fd hi and sin~ce that time has re fused to share his joys .and woes. Nott only does he want an absolute divorce, but, he also demands costs and disbursements. TO COMPLETE DEPOT BY DECEMBER FIRST ;CONTRACTOR HAS ABOUT FIN. IS8HED FOUNDATION. Billing'sene~w union 4d t will be completed Dec. 1, acco'i d1ig to the plans of the contractors, and this an nouncemtent has been unofficially sn;de in' local rwilioad circles. ,The ifoundation for the 'new struc ture is about ibtnpleted rand a large force of men 1n At work. The work of mnoving the warehouse on the ground toi be used for approaohes and :track age! is progressing nicely and the. Bil liing: Hardware company's warehouse has been almost conmpletely torn down and7 the' old material moved. ,Material for the new depot is ar riving every day and already there is a ·large quantity of it on the ground. MARKET PUZZLES THE OPERATORS INNER CIRC.E: GYRATIONS HAS THE CROWD BUFFALOED. New York, Aug. 13.-The manner in which the- market acted today proved verypusling to the cojectures that attempted to explain. A lull in the activities of the powerful party in the speculation which favored the ad vance by all the devices of leadership and.mianipulation was evident. A par ty of- professional operators acted on .thi evidence to move on the short sides of the market and helped on the action .-that resulted from the :withdrawal. of the fostering measures of 'the bull part. This bear movement. was. conducted 'with extreme caution and with signs -of timidity, covering operations )bsig Induced by the re cession uin prices proved moderate and there was nothing like the precip itancy ·n unloading with which spec `ulationi waged recently. ::This lack, of resemblance to the usual course of speculative move men,; was the cause of the reserve showby the bear party 4n. pursuing their apparent advantage. Their attitude covere4 a fear that they were being lured into uncovering themselves to a renewed attack which ;mi help on the project of the powerful bull organization. The suspicion was strengthend by the con viPtion that the bull party has not made any effective ahowing. Ite in the day weakness :to Rock land group gave a suggestion of r e flntial leadership -for a bear Smarket and the attack on e more aggresive with a we clo g at the lowest. The ac tion ket was attributed to purelytc causes and found no plano stive develop et in the e There , wera rather s eaontrast in been heard ia the stock #1 nd these that come from aources. The compialat i!yhe leading Iron and steel 4 t rdiness of the we a ustry fi an example h Prtiep ws, calculat ng i vieys qver the bprvemnt what e fin theoutside of a minig stook fnder the same aus p eeen,*.. ,.here wasa gl m'khre was great excitement,-: a companied an early spurt in Bay Sta4 gas, after rhiah t ie price yielded br fore. the steady suppy of stocks. 8oni. special weakness in the local tractionI stocks. was du.e to tke annoauncement by the president of the New Htavien raslroad the l ntention of that compan ny to take; a sbway route into d 6w er New York City. There was nothing alarming in the ;ays news from the corporations. Yesterlay and todayns, successful auction. sale of cotton goods 'was favorably commented as an et fective relief of the congestion whidfl has grown up in that industry. The sub treasury continues to make laite contributions to the supply of bank ing cash and the interior of exchang es indicates that customary demand for currency there is largely showing its effect. Bonds were irregular. Total sales par value 83,884.00. United States lbonds unchanged on call. Treasury Statement. Washington, Aug. 13.-Today's Istatement of the treasury shows: Available cash balance $196,063,157; gold coin and bullion $44,202,036; gold certificates $33,286,480. New York Money Market. New York, Aug. 13.-Prime mercan tile paper 3% to 4%; sterling ex change steady with actual businesE in banker's bills at 485.25 for 60 days; and at 490 @ 485 for demand; com mercial bills 484 @ ¾. Bar silver 52. Mexican dollars 45. Bonds,. governments, steady, rail roads irregular. Money on call easy 1 @ 1% percent; ruling rate and offered at 1%. Time loans dull but slightly firmer, 60 days 2 and 90 days 2% @ %. per. cent; six months 31% @ 4 percent. New York Bonds. U, S. refunding 2s regular 102%. U. S. refunding 2s coupon 103%. U. 0, 3$ regular 100%. U. S. 3s coupon 100%. U. S. new 4s regular 120%. U. S. new 4s coupon 121%. Chicago Wheat Pit. Chicago, Aug. 13.-Strength in wheat was in eviden ;e Ironi the begin ning. 'The market was bulishly at fected at the start by comparatively strong cables and by advices tram western Canada claining that low temperatures had prevailed last night throughout' SaskatcheWan and Mani. tobs. Later in the day statistlcal news encouraged further buying. An improved demand by exporters was another important factor in the situ ation. 'September opened 1-4@3-8 higher at 92 1-8@92 1-4@93% and ad vanced to 93 1-4 where it closed. Corn was bullish. nearly all day. The market closed firm for September and May but easy for other ,months. September closed at 77 5-8. Oats was weak, September closed at 47 8-8@47%. Provisions generally weak; Sep tember pork was off 22%, lard was 5@7% down and ribs were 12%c down. Boston Mining Stocks. Amalgamated ................ 79% Bingham ...................... 50 Calumet & Hecla ................670 Daly West ................... 10% Montana Coal and Coak:....... 73 Parrot ...................... 26h% United Copper .............. 11 North Butte .................. 81% Butte Coalition ................ 27% Nevada ..................... 14% Mitchell, Calumet and Arizona..122% Arizona Commercial ........... 28% Greene Cananea ...........,... 11% Omaha Cattle Market. Omaha, Aug. 13.-Cattle-Receipts 1400; market steady to strong western steers 350 @ 525; Texas steers 3 @ 460; range cows and heifers 250 @ 435; canners 2 @ 275; stockers and feders 275 @ 425; calves 250 @ 550; bulls and stags 325 @ 425.' Hogs -Receipts 10,400; market 10 @ 25 lower; heavies 620 @ 640; mix ed 620 @ 622%; lights 615 @ 622%; pigs 550 @ 600; bulk of sales 626 @ 622%. Sheep-Receipts 9,000.: market 10c higher; yearlings 4 @ 440; wethers 340 @ 390; ewes 3 @ 375; lambs @ 620. Chicago Cattle Market. Chicago, Aug. 13.-Cattle-Receipts about 4,000; market steady; beeves 365 @ 760; Texans 350 @ 520; west erns 350 @ 600; stockers and feeders 240 @ 450; cows and heifers 160 @ 572; calves 550 0 750. Hogs-Receipts 26,000; Warket:, 10 lower; lights 605 @ 660; mixed 616 @ 670; heavies 600 @ 670; rough 600 @ 630; good to choice heavy p.0 @ 670; pigs 516 @ 570; bulk 640 ,.660. Sheep-Receipts 10,001; market steady; natives 240 @ 425; ,,westerns 275 @ 425; yearlings 425 0 500; lambes 350 @ 640; westerns 400 0 750. N. w York Sugar Pricrs. New York, Aug.' 13. --L.ga raw quiet, fair refning 358; centrIfugal 96; test 408 r'pipiossea 3828 85. Reftued quiet; cduuip4: 590;. powder. ed 530 and 8aulated 50. N4ew York Blutter Maekr uiet, nchagedCheese stead FfICIAL aR E ~ #Irscei lags C.iuity C.mniesioner., [i o I oiW nSW County it7. 6t = o@ Montana, SpacIa Saosion, One Dar., Billings, Montana, Aug. 5, al0s. A special meeting of the board of county commisiioners 'was held this -day at 12:40 o'clock m., for the pur -Pose of canvassing 'the returns of the special election held in and for School District No. 2 on the 6th day of Aug ust, 1908, and the special election held in the village of Laurel on the 3rd day. of August, 1908; due public notice of this meeting having been given, as re quired by law. There were present, Chairman U. H. Newman, Commissioners M. W. Oramer, Gwen F. Burla and Clerk, Ira L. Whitney. The minutes of the last meeting of the board of equalization were read and approved. The full board and the clerk, act ing as a aboard of canvassers, proceed ed to canvass, the returns of the spe cial election held -in and, for school district No. 2 and found from said re returns the following results: $35,000 Bond Proposition. Bonds, Yes. Precinct No. 1, 26; Pre cinct No. 2, 5; Precinct No. 3, 3; Total-83. Bonds, No. Precinct No. 1, 1; Pre cinct No. 2, 5; Precinct No. 3 2., To tal-8. In the matter of the $35,000 bond proposition, it appearing that 83 votes were cast for said proposition and 8 votes ,were cast against said proposi tion, the board, upon motion declared said proposition duly carried. The full board and the clerk, acting as a board of canvassers, proceeded to canvass the returns of the special e'ection held in the village of Laurel on the 3rd day of August, 1908, for the purpose of voting on the question of incorporating said village into a town, and 'found from said returns the following results: For incorporation-98 votes. Against incorporation-No vote. It appearing that a majority of the votes cast were "For Incorporation," the board declared said question duly carried and" said village of Laurel duily incorporated into the "Town of Lau rel." C. H. NEWMAN, Chairman. M. W. CRAMER, Co. Com. G. F. BURLA,. Co. Com. Board of Canvassers. Attest: IRA L. WHITNEx, Clerk. The board, upon motion, decided to advertise for ;bide for grading county road described as follows: One mile of road along the west line of Section 18, Tp. 1 S. R. 25 E. One-half mile of road along the west line of Section 24, T'p. 1 S. R. 24 E. 'One-half mile of road along the west line of Section 13, Tp. 1 S. R. 24 E. One mile of road along the north line of Section 10, Tp: 1 S. R. 26 E. One-half mile of road along the south line of the southeast quarter of section 10, .Tp. 1 S. R. 26 E. The board, upon motion, adjourned. Approved: C. H. NEWMAN, Chairman. Attest: IRA L. WHITNEY, Clerk. BRYAN, RECEIVES. MANY INVITATIONS SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO PAY A VISIT TO THE SOUTH. Fairview,. Lincoln, Aug. 13.-Invita tions to visit various sections of the country and deliver speeches came thick and fast today upon Mr. Bryan. California's reqlest for 'a visit was pressed upon him by Chas. E. Delman, of San Francisco with the result that the Democratic candidate is giving the matter serious consideration. Read ville, Mass., wants him there August 25 to witness the trotting derby, the first event of 'the kind, it is said, ever run in the United States. Assurances were given that there would be no gambling or pool selling, but as Mr. Bryan on that day will be in'Indian apolis, a fact which A. C. Drinkwater, a member of the notification commit tee, overlooked when extending the invitation, he of course, ~was compell ed to decline. Through' Henry V. Clayton and R. H. Walker, Montgom ery, Ala., expressed hope for his pres* ence August 19. Mr. Bryan express ed a desire to go south. He said that later he might he able to go to Mont gomery and possibly some other points in the southern states, in res, ponse to numerous invitations. SThe incident of the day was the pre Sentation to Mr. Bryan by several hundred Nebraeka farmers, of a "big stick" gourd, grown in that. state. At. i shabout five feet in length, and esily' night be taken for the original, if there ever 'was one, which has been so generally caricatured. It bore the hiscription "Billy's big stick" pant e4~in large black letters. Mr. Bryan, although expressing his thanks for thb i it declared that if he was eleteo-l Ilite presidenoy, the 'big ,tliek" woukld not be wielded, .ather rillag on his ability to lead people thiroLgh their love than 'to con.roi he tbzough their fear.. Tie stateaat referred to the s p.lCity of the home the u! Mr. Br' and speaki of the'dinner to the so tihic8bti* olttee, Mr. olayton "We hbi i teal good home cooked dinner. ' 'was no pretense of menu, t glad tp uay we had a plenty ood home. victuals and mighty good ater." OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS County Commisoners, Yellowstone County, , ;tate of Montana., Equalization Term. Eighteenth Day. Billingsi Montana, Aug. 8, 1908. The bo.ard'met this day, pursuant to adjouremedti at 10:000 o'clock a. m., all members. and the clerk being present. : kbi The min;tes of the Previous day: were read a:nduly approved. The propdr notices having been giv en and thl being the day set for the consideration thereof, after due dei eration and:or, the purbose of moro nearly equaliing the valuation of the properly liMed in the assessment book, the board directed the clerk to enter thereqi the following increased valuations and.additions: First Nat'"ial' Bank of Billings, 'Im provements oon Lots 23 and 24, Block 92, Billings, valuation too low, $2500. First Natlinal Bank of Billings, Im provements on.Se8. 2'(, 2 8. R. 22 E., escaped assessment, 1000.00.. First National Bank of Billings, Im provements ,on Sec. 34 2 S. R. 22 E., escaped assessment, $1250.00. First National Bank of Billings, Im provements onSec. 2, 2 S. R. 24 E., escaped assessment, $500.00. Des Moines Life Insurance Compa ny, excess of premiums, $129.00. State Life.. Insurance Company, ex cess of premiums, escaped assess ment, $1698.00. Billings ,State'.Bank, capital, sur plus, and undivided profits; valuation too 'low, $4324.00. Yelolwstone National' Bank,, capital. surplus, and ndivided profits, valua tion too low, $12383.00. First Trust and Savings Bank, cap ital, surplus,. and, undivded profits, -aluatioi t' low. $10029.00.s 1FJrst' Nation i Bank of Laurel, cap ital, surplus Isd~ ndivided profits, valuation too !iw, $1710.00. Citizens National Bank, Laurel, cap ital, surplus,' and undivided profits, valuation too low, 3400.00. Park City State Bank, capital, sur fius and undivided profits, valuation too low, $2535.00. .1 Coliumbus )State Bank, capital, sur plus and undivided -profits, valuation too low, $3405.00. Huntley State Banik; capital,' surplus and undivided profits,; valuation too low, $180.00. Bank of Hardin, capital, surplus and undivided profits, valuation too, low, $800.00. For the reasons hereinafter `stated, the clerk was directed to decrease the following assessment:, First National Bank of .Billings, capital, surplus and undivided profits, valuation too high, $37,523.00. The board, upon motion, adjourned, as a board of equalization at 12:00 o'clook nm. Approved:. C. H. NEWMAN, Ohairman. Attest: IRA L.: WHITNEY, Clerk. ROSEWATER DEFEATED. Lincoln, Aug. 13.-National Com mitteeman Victor *Ro ewater of the Republican party, was again defeated in his struggle to destroy fusion in Nebraska, secretary': of, state J . G. Junkin today ruling that Noble of the second congressional 'district may De entered on the primary ballot as a candidate for electieonon the populist as well as the Democratic ticket. A Good Fellow. The Babcock theater will have for its offering on laterday night, "A Good }Fellow," a mugical farce of the better sort. The play ftells the story of the v4lesitudes and joys of mar ried life. The charaters are taken throug~ h many triale and tribulations, with an ultimately ihappy esfling. Laugh follows laugh in rapid succes sion. GRAY: PAINT FOR .cARSHIP. Washington, Aug. 18 ***Admiral Pits bury, chief of the 'burt:of ,navrlga tion, -navy departm~ent today received from the navy yard bi ~qt a dose bdard slabs panlted I. a dose dlt ferent shades of gray 'a 'a pllna ry exhibit for experlmenti the met. tar of color Is to be gven' vesasei of the navy in time of pe*e. DORR'S ACCOiUNTS. Los Angeles, Aug. 14torey Car roll :-.le who was. rol ./ -.ecet er-tor r . t, s of rt4D S who liteag 'il'a~l'nint tiI oo, wltb aiet~l' in the of $100,000, th;ugh these r ~gugqR.not official. I--r~----i-- · .1· .(.:.i-.;. iii. ~ r"·``: ·~·, Yellowstone Coninf'y ate of pro ee tona, 'hst Levy. One Day. Billings, Montana,o Aug 10, 1908. The boasrd muet ;t:i day at'10:00 o'clock a. ., all membe.rs and the clerk being in attendance. The minutes of thea last meeting were read and duly a proved. This beilng the day named b law for the fixing of the Tax Levy for the current year, it, accordance with the Statutes and updn motion, the boa-rd proceeded to ix. the levy tor State purposes as follows: State Tax ...............2.0 mills Upon motion, the board fixed the following levies for County, Road and School purposes: Mills General Fund Tax ..............3.00 Contingent Fund Tax .........2.2.5 Poor Fund Tax ..................50 Sinking Fund Tax .............1.00 General School Fund Tax ......4.00 Bridge Fund Tax ..............1.00 Bond Interest Fund Tax ........76 Total for county purpo-es... .12.50 Road Fund Tax ...........3.00 mills The city clerk certified to the board the following levies made by the city council on all property located with in the limits of the City of Billings for city purposes: Mills Billings General Fund Tax...... 1000 Billings Library Fund Tax ...... l00 Billings City hall bond interest and Sinking Fund Tax ........ .75 Billings Funding Bond interest and Sinking Fund Tax ........ .75 As required by law, the board lev ied the following tax against all prop erty in the City of Billings and Addi tions thereto: Billings Fire Fund Tax ..1.00 mills The: town clerkertified to the board the following levy made by the town council on all property located within hte limits of the town of Columbuss for town purposes: Columbus General Fund Tax 10.00 mills. Upon motion, the clerk was direct ed to extend on the tax roll, all spe cial tixes which the City of Billings, by its proper officers, may certify as having been levied by the city council against property within said City of Billings or additions thereto: The trustees of the following school districts having certified .to the board the taxes necessary for the mainte nance of schools an for tfurnishing additional school facilities, 'oand for the payment of, bonds and interest in their respective districts, the board upon moition. made the following lev ies to raise the amount necessary for the purposes named: Mills. School District No. 2............10.00 School District No. 5............10.00 School District No. 6............11.00 School District No. 7:...........10.00 School District No. 9........... 2.00 School District No. 10.......... 1.00 School District No. 11........... 1.00 School District No. 12..........10.00 School Distiict No. 14.......... 4.00 School District no. 16..........10.au School District No. 16.......... 2.00 School District No. 18.......... 6.00 A Special Poor Tax of.t.Q0 walev. led against every male inhabitant of the county over the age of 21 and un der the age of 60 years, except pau pers, Insane persons and a ndiansp. Upon motion, the board adjourned. Approved: C. h. NeWeMAN, Chairman. Attest: IRA L. WHITNEY, Clerk. INTERESTINO FACTS. There are over one hundred priests of the fassionist order are now at work in this country. The canonry and chancellorship of Bangor cathedral, in England, has gone to the Rev. Owen Lloyd Wil Hoims, who was always the captain of the lifeboat in the seaside parish where he has been stationed and has scores of rescues to his credit. One of the features of the seventy flfth anniversary of the Central Christ lan church at Indianapolis was an ad dress by Dr. P. H. Jameson, who was 9 years old when the church was -founded, and has always belonged to the congregation. , Although he had been created pas tor oir life of the a First Unitarian church~ at Detroit,- the Rev. Reed Stu art found his work ibof thirty-seven years bearing too heavily upon him apd took the unusual course of meet ing with his qongregation to discuss his own successor. Theilmner curtains of the tabernacle which was recently built in the chapel of the blessed sacrament of the Cath olic cathedrsal at Westminster, Eng land, is hung on fourteen weddi'g rings bequeathed to the church by as many pereons, -the name of the donor being inscribed on each. A womaq, wh knows all about' the malting of the latest Parisilan gown qisually has a Bosband with buttons ott his veat ARMED MEN LOOK rOd GANG YOUTHS WOUNDED' WOMAN .AND LEPT HER ON DOORSTEP TO oIE. Found in Unconecious State, And Will Die as Result of Wounds Inflicted by a Gang of Young Rowdies-at St. Charles, Mo. St. Charles, Mo., Aug. 13.-Ofllcers and armed citl.ens were tonight scour ing the country in this vicinity for the youths who tast Saturday nigth drag ged Mrs. Catherine Stucketm widow*, 38 years of age, from her bed and car ried her more than a mile away to a deserted locality. Mrs. Stucker, bereft of conscious ness and suffering from concussion, of the brain, s48 in the county hospital as a result of her experience. She is not expected to recover. Moaning' incoherently, her clothes torn into shreds and bleeding from numerous wounds, the woman was found early Sunday morning lying on the doorstep of the residence where she had been left by her assailants following the attack. The police believe Mrs. Stucker was the victim of the men who attended a dance Saturday night given in a hall near her home. TAFT WILL NOT DISCUSS SPEECH REFUSES TO ENTER AN HARF ANrUUE ACCEPTANCE. Hot Springs, Aug. 13.-No commotl, for publicat.on in the 'newspapers of the speech of W. J. Bryan is to 'be made by Mr. Taft. This decisio l was announced by the Republican candi-. date eveon before he had opport.unity to read the Bryan speech. This read ing, he said he wished to do with great deliberation, and should its characte- make a reply necessary, it will be made in a speech Mr. Taft may make at some future, time. His next speech wil be delivered here a week from next Friday to a gathering of Virginia, Republicans who are com ing to the mountains for a general rally. The West Virginian politicians who still 'remain have telegraphed for A. 0. Sherer, the independent candidate upon whose arrival tomorrow, it is said, an understanding will be.reach ed as to what manner of questions will be placed (before the Republican national commmittee for solution in the desire to eliminate one- of "two state tickets, or ascertaai which of the two shall be recognized by the national *ueuemuW oe me uemmuemr nirnmsin Circus Da y BI1ig s SWed nesday, Iit " AU G U ST SPerformancesr 2and 8 ýp.m. a : THE GREATER NORRIS & ROWE E :- Circus, Museum, Menagerie, Hippodrome * and Congress of Nations : 3Rings, 2 Elevated Stages U Orand Spectacular Street Parade at 10:30 a. m. r U SEE .6 The Peerless Potters _ ... World's Champion Aerialists The Hongy Mora Troupe r 1 Germany's Premier Acrobats 5 Tbe St. Leon Family I :. Headto Head Balancers -The Famous lMacDnald Family ' Ar. e: America's Ch~ampton . .i ::. rQueen-÷ ,of Lad R-ders ii4 N eaiidNiollel e.tured .. World~1J~'s~ CampionV Aeiaists 'The~~iiiiii~~~~~ii~r· Canon iqis to spend most of his time !n ie t this summer gling pet` sonal attentlon to the oanstrnotlon of the new ottlc buildns, "is here for a day or two with Mr. Taft. PFrankHI.. Platt, son of Senator elatt of New York, a classmate of Mr. 1ýft ' arrived here' today.' he said ho shphb4 o'ut Mr. Taft regardag a legal afotton in which he has ne - Representative Bartholdt of Mis souri was also an arrival. WYCKER8HAM"ELECTAED. Juneau, Alka AI g 18.-.Belated results.from outlying voting precincts confirm the first reports that James Wyokersham, of Fairbanks has been elected to represent Alaska in con gres. First publication Aug. 14, 1908., NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.. United States Land Office, Billings, Montana, ,Aug. 12, 1908..: " : Sotice is hereby iven that the Northern Pacific Railwajy Comaipany, whose pOist office, address is St. Paul, Minnesota, has this 12i.h day .f Au. gust, 1908, filed '.in this office its ap plication' to select under :the. provi sions of the Act of.Congress, approved July 1, 1898 (80 Satt; .597, 620), the southeast ,quarter ,of' `the ,southwest quarter of section, 4, in, township 4 north of range SI east of thei Montana Principal' Meridian; contai'ning 40 acres. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the lands described, or desir ing to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for any other reason, to-the disposal to applicant, should file, thelr .affidavits of protest In. this office, 'on ,or befo~e, the. 18th day of September,' 908. . . E.: ESELSTYN, Register. First publication, Aug. 14; 1908. iNOTICE FOR' PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, U. SI Land Office at ,Billings, Montana, Aug. 13, 1908. Nqtice is hereby given that Walter Hammer, of Foster, Montana, who; on August 6, 1906, made Homestead En try No. 186, for 'E SW1%, W% SEVA, section. 26, township 2 N., range. 33 E,, M. 'P. Meridian, has filed notice ,of intention to make final commutation proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before J. W. John eton, U. S.' Commissioner, at Hardin, Montana, don the 19th day of Septem b~r, 1908. ,i ' Claimant names as witnesses: George Wiggins, of Foster, Montana; Joseph Cotter, of Foster, Montana; Frank McCormick, of Foster, Mon tana; Frank Eder, of Foster, Montana. E. E. ESSELSTYN, Register. First publication Aug. 14, 1908. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATIONc, Department of the Interior, U. S: Land Office at Billings, Montana, Aug. 13, 1908. Notice is hereby given that' Robert L. Nix, of Custer, Montana, who, on October 19, 1906, made Homestead En try No. '276, for N% 'SE'i4, Sec. 20, Lot 7, SW4. NW%4 , Sec. '21, township 4 N., range 34 EB, M. P. Meridian, has filed. notice of intention to make final commutation proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before Register and Receiver U. S. Land Of fice, at 'Billings, Montana, on the 18th day of September, 1908. Claimant names as witnesses: E. L. Greene, of Custer, Montana; J. A. Newton, of Custer, Montana; Thomas E. Foster, of Custer, Montana; Ova Lawson, of Custer, Montana. .E" . E. ESSELSTYN, Register.