SLAR TALKS ENTHUSIAST
I ABOUT DISPLAY.
AT EIG APPLE SHOW
In Qiality : and 'in: Appearance Red
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thn!kSpokane-Big Yield Here.
irom Saturday's Daily. "
.Billings sent the finest apples dis
played at the International Apple
show in Spokane, exceding in quality
and appearance the apples displayed
from any other section of the world,
according to the Rev. J. G. Clark, the
Carbon county orchardist, who accom
panied by Mrs; Clark and their daugh
ter was in Billings yesterday on their
rdturn from Spokane.
"The best apple displayed at the
show, conceded by all the judges to
be the best, was the 'Red McIntosh,
in the display sent to Spokane by the
Billings chamber of (comerce as,rep
resentative of the orchard possibili
ties of the Yellowstone and tributary
"There were apples from all over
the nation, from Washington, Oregon,
British Columbia, Colorado, I daho,
New Mexico, and as far east as New
York and West Virginia and from
western Montana, shipped in in car
loads and while others had the quan
tity, we had the quality. Had the pro
moters of the Billings display known
the superiority of the Yellowstone val
ley apples, they could have shipped
a carload and would have taken all
awards for the Red McIntosh apples.
"The International Apple show has
demonstrated that Billings is the
home of the Red McIntosh. It has
showed us what the orchard possibili
ties of this section really are.
"Billings secured unlimited adver
tising from the dispuay, as a picture
of it was printed in the Spokesman
Rev. Clark owns an orchard near
Fromberg in the Clarkes Fork valley
and it is said to be one of the finest
orchards in the west. During the
past year he had sold more than $10,
000 worth of apples from it. The yield
has been phenomenal. It averaged
from seven to nine boxes off each tree
and there are 112 trees per acre. Off
one acre alone, therefore, were har
vested more than 800 boxes of apples,
which sold at prices running from 75
cents to $1.50 per box, most of the
apples going at the latter price. This
makes more than $1,200 as the yield'
for one acre of apple trees in the
country tributary to Billings.
As a result of his visit to Spokane
Rev. Clark is more optimistic than
ever as to the possibilities of fruit
raising in the country tributary to
BY BAD FALL
WIFE OF BILLINGS BOOKBINDER
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. A. Trutnan, wife of the proprie
tor of the Billings Bookbindery, sus
tained a severe fall, which rendered
the lady unconscious for some time
and from which she received a severe
cut on her forehead.
There is a second floor in the 'bind
ery, which was put in for the storing
of paper and the stairway leading to
it was insecure and when Mrs. Trut
nan ,was ascending the steps and had
about reached the top, the stairs gave
way and she fell a distance of about
She was rendered unconscious and
medical attention was summoned at
once. She received quite a severe cut
on the forehead and was otherwise
bruised, but luckily she has so far re
covered as to resume her duties at the
The holiday rush has begun at the
Billings postofflce and the volume of
registered and package mail is enor
mons. Postmaster Prickett is hand
ling, the rush easily, however, and
.the secret of it is systematized work
a'nd aaIvery ompetent force.
When Making a Present
of a.'iece of our Jewelry you are giving the best to be had and not
only will it please the one who receives it, but you will have the sat
isfition of knowing it will last a long time and give much pleasure
to':he one who wears it. Our stock will please the most discrim
i:iating purchaser, as it contains only the very newest patterns to be
= td...t Customers purchasing any of our goods can feel they are
S-iable; the workmanship the finest and the material of the high
i;: . RAY, Jeweler
Northern Hotel Block s " ..ai',ý.
PLACE WRECKED AND SPRINK.
LED WITH CHEMICALS.
WAS 15 CENT SHOP
Proprietor Had Trouble With Local
Barber's Union-Razors Broken,
Towels Burned and Foul Smelling
Acid Sprinkled Over Shop.
From Saturday's Daily.
The barber shop of Shelby G.
Payne, located at 22 South Twenty
seventh street was broken into yester
day morning, sometime, by vandals,
and entirely wrecked. Some twelve
razors were hacked against the ,mar.
ble top stand and the blades broken,
the towels and hair cloths were burn
ed, the hair tonic and bay rum bottles
were broken and scattered, and the
shop ruined. Foul-smelling acid was
poured over the place.
. Mr. Payne has been having trouble
with the local barbers' union princi
pally on account of his establishing a
15 and 25 cent shop in Billings. 'The
scale of prices of the barbers' union
calls for 25 cents for shaves and 35
cents for haircuts, with other prices
on a par. Payne was formerly a mem
ber of the barbers' fraternity, but
had a fine placed against him, and
consequently could not go to work in
any of the Billings shops until the
fine was paid.
He has been in Montana and Wyo
ming for several years past and at
one time conducted a shop at Sheri
dan. He states that he is positive
that his shop was destroyed by per
sons well known to him, but he lacks
proof to secure a conviction.
Thursday he says that the barbers
wanted to patch up the trouble, that
they offered to remit the fine and to
take the building off his hands and
to give him a position in one of the
shops of the city at a guaranteed sal
ary, but that he had gone into busi
ness and was doing well and was
making better than wages at the re
duced prices. So he refused their of
The damage to his shop will amount
to about $50.00 and yesterday he was
busy with lye and other disinfectants
ridding the place of the foul smell
caused by the acid used.
He has since received numerous of
fers of financial assistance from par
ties who came iqto the shop and saw
the wreck, and there were also many
who offered to put up money to aid
in prosecuting the vandals who did
Payne says that he must stay In
business and that his prices will re
main where they are.
Should he be able to learn the name
or names of the party or parties who
wrecked his little shop, it will un
doubtedly go hard with them as they
are guilty not only of destroying his
property but of burglary as well, for
entrance was gained to the place by
forcing the front door.
TYNER TURNS UP AGAIN.
Alleged Red Lodge Swindler Is Arrest
ed in Denver.
George Tyner, who is alleged to
have absconded from Red Lodge,
where he conducted a clothing store
last spring, has turned up in Denver,
where he is in custody charged with
having swindled a Miss Nellie Green
out of $2,500, which she is said to
have loaned Tyner and his partner
to start a clothing store in Golden.
They employed tactics similar to the
ones used in Red Lodge, where they
sold the goods, took the cash and
TAKEN TO COUNTY JAIL.
Laurel Man Held and Nephew Refuses
MIartin Flaherty, who was arrested
Thursday charged with having forged
the name of Mi. Welsh, his nephew, to
checks amounting to $57.60, was yes
terday taken to the county jail.
It is understood that Welsh 'will not
prosecute the case, but Flaherty will
be held until the money which he got
wrongfully is 'made good.
Fanatics, who after spelling out a
paragraph of the Bible, go forth to
murder, again illustrate how danger
ous a thing is a little learning.-Butte
AINNUAL MEETING YELLOW
STONE COUNTY MEDICOS.
PAPERS AND BANQUET
Dr. Richards of Hardin and Dr. Schu
lin of Billings Read Technical Pa
pers-Dr. Bishop Urges Better Hos"
From Sunday's Daily
The annual banquet of the Yellow
stone County Medical Association was
held last night at the Northern hotel.
Previous to the meeting the physi
cians met in the parlors of the hotel
and listened to very able papers by
three members of the fraternity.
Dr. Richards of Hardin read a paper
on "cholyecysts" or gall stones; Dr.
Schulin discussed "Use of Adrenalin in
Ophthalmic Surgery," and Dr. 'Bishop
read an article upon Billings as a sur
gery center. Each of the papers was
followed by a general discussion.
The paper read by Dr. Bishop pro
voked the most extended discussion.
The doctor asserted that at least $65,
000 was being sent away from Billings
annually because the proper hospital
and surgical appliances were not in
Billings to permit of the performing
of operations for which the 'money
goes away. He urged, either an en
largement and increase in the facili
ties or the establishment of a new hos
pital under the direction of the Yel
lowstone County Medical society, or
both. . The discussion, 'which followed
the reading was general, and each of
the physicians present declared that
something should be done to make
Billings a surgical center, which its
climate, and resources made it possi
ble to become.
An elaborate menu was spread at
the banquet. It is printed ir, another
section of this morning's Gazette.
Dr. Rinehart presided at the ban
quet board and wit and repartee flowed
freely after the board had been
The toasts responded to were: "The
Ladies," Dr. Richards of IHardin; "The
Doctor's Horse," Dr. Andrew Clark;
"Women as Medical Practitioners,"
Dr. Lillian :Miller; "Reminiscences,"
Dr. J. H. Rinehart; "Irrigation from a
Medical Standpoint." Dr. Russell,
Huntley; "The Doctor's Home," Dr.
W. H. Johnston.
IT COST HER $17 BUT
IS TAXED FOR $150
SO MRS. CYNTHIA ENFIELD
WANTS TO KNOW WHY.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mrs. Cynthia A. Enfield does not
exactly understand how the assess
ment valuations in Yellowstone coun
ty are made and she writes the board
of county commissioners, in a letter
received yesterday, to find out.
Mrs. Enfield is the owner of lots
5 and 6, block 135, original town, now
city of 'Billings, and the improve
ments thereon, which consist of a
small 'structure, which the county as
ressor valued at $150 and which Mrs.
Enfield thinks is too high.
She urges the county commissioners
to take three unbiased people to ap.
praise the improvements and see
what they are worth. Mrs. Enfleld
says that the building cost her $17
to erect and that the rest of it is
uilt of old boxes, so she can hardly
see how it is worth the $150 valua
:ion placed upon it. She wants the
commissioners to give it their imme
The letter also informs the com
nissioners that she did not intend to
ive singly all her life and in connec
ion with other matters the commis
,ioners are led to believe that she
las, is or is about to be married.
VAIL IS RELEASED.
RENO, Nev., Dec. 12.-Chas. Vail,
'ormer fire chief of 'Salt Lake City,
who was arrested last night on sus.
,icion that he was wanted for embez
ilement was released this morning
)n advices from Chief of Police Thom
Is Pitt, of Salt Lake City, who said
Vail was not wanted in Salt Lake
FIVE TRANSACTIONS ALONE REP"
RBSENT NEARLY $22,000.
TRANSFERS FOR WEEK
Large Number' of Contract Sales
Money -Growing Easier to iBorrow
Many Large Loans Made-Transfers
During Past Seven Days.
'Five of the many real estate trans.
fers filed in the office of the county
clerk and recorder the past week rep.
resented sales of land aggregating in
money paid, $21,906. 'The real estate
market has 'been unusually active and
.there have been several important
transfers, which will not be recorded
until this week, while some of the
transfers, which represented 'large
'sums, only show consideration of $1
on the records.
There has been a decided easing in
the local money market and funds are
easier to borrow, as is shown by the
'mortgages recorded, exceeding in total
There were also a large nuimber of
contract sales, whereby possession of
the land is given immediately and a
contract is made as to the time for
payment. 'Such transactions the past
week ran into the thousands of dol
Following are the real estate trans
fers recorded during the past week:
United States to Loretta Senette,
NE1/ SE4.-, section 10, township 2
north, range 31 east; $123.10.
I. D. O'Donnell to W. A. Enochs,
NE'/, section 13, township 1 south,
range 24 east; $6,400.
H. P. Vermilye to Louis Globstad,
7% acres in section 27, township 1
north, range 26 east; $692.50.
W. A. Enochs to T. F. ,Moore, NE¼,
section 13, township 1 south, range 24
D. A. Kamp to B. G. Brockway, SW
V, section 12, township 2 south, range
24 east; $1.
C. O. Bassett to Ed Thompson, lots
3 and 4, block 202, Billings; $1.
W. H. Norton to Conroy Doyle, lot
1, block 20, Frst addition Stillwater;
E' W. St. John to S. C. Hannan,
lot 19, block 112, Billings; '$1.
Yellowstone county to J. A. Cowel,
lots 20, 23 and 24, block 11, Park
Minnesota & 'Montana Land and In
vestment cvompany to J. A. Cowel,
lots 14 and 15, block 111, Park City;
Minnesota & IMontana Land and In
vestment cvompany to J. A. Cowel,
lot 22, block 11, Park City; $10.
rB. G. Broclkway to John McCullough,
lots 11 to 19, block 2, Park subdivision,
Charles O'Donnell to M. O'Neil, sec
tion 5, E%, section 7, township 1 north,
range- 24 east; $3,840.
G. M. 'Farmer to J. W. Farmer half
interest in lot 15, block 7, Huntley
Austin North et ux to McElroy &
Holmden, lots 21, 22 ana 23, block,263,
Lincoln Land company to H. M. Al
len, lot 5, block 17, Huntley: $400.
G. E. Settergren to Yellowstone
county, lot 18, block 1, East Laurel.
Henry 'H. Ebert to James B. Loonus.
lot 23, block 87, Billings; $1.
L. D. Lewis to Henry McMeekin,
lot 1, block 10, 'Hardin; $1,200.
Lincoln Land company to E. C.
Spencer, lot 1, block 17, 'Hardin; $900.
M. D. Young to A. W. Snow, loz 18
and south half lot 17, block 16, Laurel
Heights subdivision; $1.
Mc0. D. Young to.B. L. Price, lot 16
and north half lot 17, block 17, Laurel
Heights subdivision; $1.
George Zier et ux to Jacob Popp,
lot 5, block 7 Yellowstone subdivision
East Laurel; $1.
M. Gorsuch to H. Reiter, lots 1 and
2, block6. Yellowstone subdivision of
East Laurel; $1.
P. Michael to H. Lackamn, see rec
'C. Yegen to F. L. Mann, lots 32 and
33, block 1, Sub. Sub.; $1.
N. C. Carwile to Jacob Stout, lots 1
and 2, block 171, Billings; $1.
Ed Kreichbaum to T. F. Archer, wa
ter right; $600.
Richard M. Jones to G. Smithey,
SWI/, section 28, township 9 north,
range 27 east; $2,700.
North Real Estate Loan & Title
company to Fred Thomas, half block
37, Billings; $1.
Joseph and Grover Sample to J. M.
V. Cochran, lots 13 and 14, block 62,
E. . L. rFenton to S. E. Schoonover,
lot 9, bloCk 1, Laurel Realty subdivb
E. C. Allard to S. E. Schoonover,
1?ts 3 and 4, block 30, Allard subdivi
E. L. Greene to William R. Besaw,
lots 13 to 16, block 5, and lots 1 and 2,
block 6, .Custer; $1.
H"ANSBROUGH RESTING EASY.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12.-United
States Senator Hansbrough, who was
operated upon for mastoiditis at As
bury hospital, is reported today as
reoting easy and his condition is quite
A mule doesn't cost half as much
as an gutomiobile, but is almost as
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S HO RY AND SCOTT
OVER RED LODGE
CARBON COUNTY BASKET BALL
TEAM IS DEFEATED.
VICTORY FOR SCHOOL
Basket Ball Team from Red Lodge
Defeated by Billings High School
Team by Score of 39 to 13 in Con
test-Local Boys Show Superiority.
From Saturday's Daily.
Billings High School basket ball
team defeated a team from the Red
Lodge High School last night in the
Y. M. 0. A. gymnasium by a score of
39 to 13.
The game was witnessed by a large
number of students and friends of
students. At no time was Red Lodge
in a class with tne Billings team, the
result being a complete demonstration
of superiority. The first score was
made by John Todd of Billings, who
made a field goal. He was the star of
the game and out of the 39 ppints se
cured by the local team he scored 23.
Joe Edy made 10, Phil Barvarsy 4 and
Orville Cotner 2. Logan was the star
-for Red Lodge and made 6 points,
while H. Cronquist made 4. Billings
fouled 12 time sand Red Lodge 16,
Billings scoring 5 points from fouls
and Red Lodge 3. Red Lodge had a
rally in the second half making two
field goals, 'but the rally was short
Professor Simons of Red Lodge was
referee, E. P. Neill umpire, Andrew
Thorine, timekeeper, and Physical Di
rector Dubridge of the Billings Y. M.
C. A., score keeper. Twenty minute
halves were played. The players were:
Red Lodge: Dick Croonquist, cen1
ter; J. Logan, left forward; H. Croon
quist, right forward; O. Roysdon, left
guard, and J. Torreyson, right guard.
Billings.: . John Todd, center; Or
ville Cotner, left forward; Joe Edy,
right forward; Phil Savarsy, left
guard, and Dudley, right guard.
After the contest a ball was given in
the Elk's hall in honor of the mem
lbers of the visiting team. The boys
will return to Red Lodge this morn
When the light is turned on, the
New- York World manr be sorry that
it pressed the butt9n.--Dally 'Mis
HI! NATIOHNAL BANK
Paid Up Capital . . $ 150,000.00
Surplus and Profits . . 50,000.00
Deposits . . . . . . 2,000,000.00
P. B. MOSS, President.
Lee N. Goodwin, Vice President. F. M. Lipp, Assistant Cashier.
Robt. N. Newton, Cashier. L. B. St. John, Assistant Cashier
Interest paid on Time Deposits.
A general banking business transacted. Accounts Solicited.
Has earned its way and helped make this city
and valley what it is. If you believe in our
progressive policy, come with us and help in-,
crease the value of your own property. Every
new house, every new building, every new
factory, every new railroad means something
to you and us-we help.
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