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MUTUAL BENEFIT FARMERS ORGANIZE AN EQUITY SOCIETY. IE DQUARTERS HERE The Farmers' Equity Society of the Yellowstone Valley is Organized- Will Build Large Warehouse Here Create Market for Products. The Farmer;;' l]qui.y Society of -the Yellowstone valley is now an estab ished fact. The different communi ties of the valley have been effecting an organization for some time past and a sufficient number have consoli dated interests to assure the organiza tion and the building of a large ware house in Billings; where the farmers will brin ei-: products and where they wille rtds and raded and placed lnha e for lnarkting. "The association will be able to not onlyo supply the local consumers through the warehouse, but will be -able to create a market for the farm products and fruit. of the Yellowstone valley," said a prominent rancher who was in Billings yesterday. "The or ganization is a strictly mutual one. "Farmers who are members of the association may bring any amount of products to the Billings warehouse where'they will be graded and put in shape for markeling. "The orghnization is patterned after the associations ir California, Colo rado and differr', slates of the north west. "By the estabh,;hmen; of a ware house, the commts,;on men are as sured of a well s;;.;r'ta. and well se 'leted class of a certai product. The farmers will unil-. on crops and will be able to furnish ealh year, a large ton nage of-a certaibh crop, "In the Yellow:;sone vlley a very fine grade of cel-ry :nay be produced. This finds a ready market in the east, and with a warehouse here, prop er rates may be s",:ure-d to enable us to compete and get business. "Potatoes is another prolific crop and the farmers may raise a big ton nage and can find a market for a well assorted product. Apples is another large crop in the valley and these may be handled in the same way. The es tablishment of a warehouse on the mutual plan is the solution of the mar ket proposition of the valley. "The railroads will deal with a far mers' orgbbization readily, while one farmer would experience trouble in getting rates for the shipment of his produce. "Another feature is the placing of our crops in a shape where they may be handled by the local merchant. A merchant, may go to the warehouse and buy as. much or little as he wants slid wfllboe ilsured of a uniform class of produce be it. alfalfa, garden pro ducts, potatoes or corn In that way the local dealer will buy from the far mer-of the valley instead Of sending to the commisngon- houses of ,St. Paul or Denver for cauliflower or celery, etc., and the farmer in return may buy fromn the local merchant and pay ,cash for. his good.;. The plan is an excellent -ope and. has worked won ders in maery. community in which it tas-beenP4ried." .The establi tsunt of a mutual far .-mers' association with large ware houses located j.re, will mean much to the city and the railroads which run into IDllings and there will, no doubt be a lively competition bgtween the roads for the business.of thle pew warehouse. COMMISSION PLAN OF CITY GOVERNMENT IS ENDORSED (Continued fronm Page Three.) fer the bill to a committee, to have the changes made, and the bill for warded to the legislature. C. Yesgen, Chairman of the commit tee, who bha called the meeting was absent from the city, and P. B. Moss, presided. County Attorney Harry L Wilson, who acted as secretary, ex plained .the provisions of the bill which provides that the innabitants of any city of the first or second class may petition the mayor a-d city coun cil for the purpose of submitting to lhe qualified electors ;f the city the question a. to whether or not said city shall adopt the "commission plan of city goterniment"' If the petition hears the Qgnatures of 25 per cent of the voters it is compulsory for the city council to make the order for a special election to decide the matter. The act provides the method of holding the election and voting. The plan provides for the election of t board of commissioners, consist inug of a mayor and four commission ers, who shall take the place of alder men and -b celected from the city at large. This board of commissioners will compose the city government. The government'of a city under the protposed measure is divided into de partments to be govortned by commis stoners to .bo known as "the -police •sal fire commissioner," "commission or of streets., and public property," "water - works and sewerage commis st,neOl." "commislsoner of finance and revenue." The mayor will be the exe cutive officer of the city. General discussion was invited by the chairman, after Secretary Wilson had explained the provisions of the proposed law. George McDowell, spoke of the Gal veston and the Des Moines plan of commission government, and urged that the recall feature should be in serted in the bill to be presented to the legislature. A. S. Shannon said that he had looked the plan over carefully and that he was familiar with both the Galveston and Des Moines plans of commission government and he be lieved that the bill explained by Sec retary Wilson and prepared by the committee was the proper thing. W. B. George urged' that the plan of electing commissioners should be such as to bring about a non-partisan board, to which end he urged that one com missioner of each political party should be chosen. O. F. Goddard said that he was op posed to politics having any connec tion with city government whatever and he was opposed to the suggestion of .Mr. George. He also said that he was opposed to the recall provision being inserted, as the people had the impeachment as a means to get rid of incompetent and dishonest officials. Richard Sherwood said that he was in favor of the Des Moines plan, but remarked that at the same time it made a radical change in that that it changed the basis of representation, making it general instead of local. He called attention to the fact that peo ple were apt to approve of local rep resentation sooner than representa tives elected at large, as it assured of men being chosen from each section of the city, which would assure what the particular section that the man represented would secure what im provements it needed. He said he was emphatically in favor of the re call. which he said was far different from impeachment, and more effective. On motion of Mr. Sherwood it was decided that the recall clause would be inserted in the bill to be submit ted to the legislature. W. A. Mclllrath said that he had attended discussions of the Des Moines and Galveston plans and had been in Iowa when the former was considered and he believed that elec tion at large was the proper thing. J. A. McClure talked about the re sponsibility of the city employes un der the proposed bill and said he wanted it printed. Former Alderman George Bennig hoff said that he was in favor of the commission plan of government, 'but did not like the salary limit set in the bill, as he said that good sala ries should be paid to get good men. He urged the citizens to remember that it requires money to conduct a city government and said that in his experience as an alderman he had found that the city had never had as much money to conduct its affairs as it should have had. Mr. Bennighoff wanted the bill referred to a commit tee of five to revise and report to a subsequent meeting and made a mo tion to that effect, but later withdrew it. Austin North urged the citizens to act at once, saying that the bill could be best disposed of by referring it to a committee to revise and send to the state legislature. He said that while he favored the commission form of government he believed the Des Moines plan was better than the Gal veston plan, the chief difference being that the former had the initiative and referendum and the recall clauses. On motion of O. F. Goddard it was unanimously decided to refer the bill back to the committee to have the ini tiative and referendum and recall clauses inserted and other minor changes suggested made and forward the bill to the state legislature for con sideration, with the endorsement of the citizens of Billings. Chairman Moss was instructed to add to the committee making it con sist of seven members instead of four, and he appointed W. B. George, O. F. Goddard and I. D. O'Donnell, who with Robert Leavens, A. S. Shannon, C. Yegen, P. B. Moss and Harry L. Wil son will consider the measure this morning, make the proper changes and forward it to the state legislature for consideration. O'DONNELL TO WRITE GOVERNMENT BULLETIN BILLINGS MAN IS TO PREPARE HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS. From Thursday's Daily. I. D. O'Donnell, a well known au thority on agricultural matters in this section of Montana, has just re ceived a request from the bureau of plant industry of the department of agriculture, to prepare an article of about 1,500 words on "Hints and Sug gestions as to Crops and Methods of Preparing land," on the 'Huntley proj ect. The article will be printed in pam phlet form by the government and a large number of them will be distrib uted among the settlers and prospec tive settlers of the Huntley district. Mr. O'Donnell will prepare the mat ter as requested at once and will place all of the information in his posses sion at the services of the farmers of the Huntley section. The letter requesting the article was written to Mr. O'Donnell by C. S. ,cofleld, agriculturalist in charge of the bureau at Washington. UNIQUE EFFECTS BY ELECTRICITY AT BALL OF THE ELECTRICAL WORKERS IN THE COLISEUM. S1 BRILLIANT AFFAIR Electrically, Ball of Electrical Broth erhood at the Coliseum, Eclipses Anything That Has Been Held Here in the Past-Large Attendance. From Thursday's Daily. The annual ball of the Electrical Workers of Billings was held last night in the Coliseum rink and was at tended by one of the largest crowds of dancers ever .assembled in Bill ings. The electrical effects were magnifi cent. A gleaming, scintillating pillar of light marked the center of the hall, while the insignia of the brotherhood, "I. B. of E. 'W.," made 'by electric lights, glowed intensely, from the farther end of the hall, surmounted by their peculiar design of a brawny arm holding a sheath of lightning flashes, each flash tipped with blue or red. A new arrival was announced by the tinkling of a bell. automaticall worked as each visitor step d through the entrance. Slides t'wn by calcium light on screens annodnced each new dance in turn. The grand march started promptly at 9 o'clock, led by Mr. and 'Mrs. Ross, the dance hall being lighted only by a multitude of candles. The orchestra broke forth with the "Star Spangled iBanner," and slowly the thousands of tiny electric lights began to glow with increasing fervor until at the final crashing chord, the full blazing power lighted the place with unusual brilliancy. The committees of the local, which have worked hard .or the past two weeks in preparations have full cause to be proud of the achievement. The committees were as follows: iMusic---. D. Lewis, B. G. Schneider and Frank Hudson. 'Finance-E. A. Adams and Charles Lltzenger. Floor-J. F. Jones and E. M. Rouse. -Publicity-J. D. Lewis and C. Ka. brick. Electrical display-Ed Bemis, W. G. Gates, J. D. Lewis, Frank Hudson, C. R. McBride, George Leister, Bert An drews, Ben Schneider and C. B. Mey ers. The officers of IBillings Local, No. 532, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at present, are C. Kabrick, president; W. Jones, vice president; E. A. Adams, secretary; F. G. .Hudson, foreman. Many of the electrical workers of Livingston and ,Forsyth were among tae out of town guests last evening. ANTI-JAPANESE AGITATORS SQUELCHED (Continued from Page Three.) thor of four bills segregating Japanese in schools and residential districts, and preventing aliens being members of corporations made an inmpassioned appeal for the enactment of the Drew bill. At his climax, he walked bacK ward from his seat to the lobby rail and, seizing in his arms a golden haired girl of three, held her aloft and declared that be was "in favor of this" as oposed to "the Japanese men this' as opposed to "the Japanese men Nathan C. Coghlan of San Francis co, who was elected 'with the endorse ment of the union labor party, opposed the Drew bill on the ground that it was in conflict with the state consti tion; that it was inimical to union la bor and that it was not favored by the national administralton, which he said, was dealing with a delicate prob lem and should be supported by the people of California. Dramatically confronting Assembly man Drew, he said: "If President Roosevelt should sud denly thr w open the doors of that assembly chamber and, laying his hand on your shoulder, should request, for reasons of state that you wita draw this bill, you, iMr. Drew, as a patriotic citizen of the United o.ales, would accede without a murmur." The assembly was revived with great applause. In reply, .Mr. i)rew, closing his argu ment for the bill, declared that he had received a letter from the president in which he stated that he was not op posed to the bill as it had been amend ed at his request. In his opening remarks this fore noon, Drew made the statement that already there were in California 40, 000I Japanese, most of whom .. longed to the .Japanese army, who could be mobilized at a moment's notice in case of hostilities. Richard 'Melrose of Anaheim, who had gathered statistics in opposition to the bill, declared there were not more than 25,000 Japanese in califor nia. lie quoted from statistics com piled by the Asiatic Exclusion league to the effect that there were not more than 75 Japanese property owners in the state. ,Mr. Melrose, who spoke for Govern or Gillette, Speaker Stanton and lead ers in both branches of the legislature, counseled delay to enable the state labor commissioner to take a ceneua of the Japanese. Mr. Stanton introduct'd recently at the request of the goN ernor, a bill ap. propriating $10,uvu for such a ca ,vass and as soon as the other anti-Japanese measures are disposed of this bill will be rushed to passage and the labor bureau will begin its task. The ob ject is to obtain all the statistics pos sible, to be submitted in this form of report at the next session. IBefore adjournment tonight Assem blyman Johnson asked that his bills be taken up the first thing in the morning, limiting the debate to 30 minutes on each side. This was granted by the house Mr. Drew, 'with the permission of President Roosevelt, made public to night the following letter which he had received from the White House: "The White House, "Washington, Jan. 27, 1909. "My Dear Drew:-I thank you for your frank and manly letter. Don't you think that you can reach tae goal for which you are striving and yet comply with Secretary Root's opin ion? It seems to me you can. It would be a pleasure to me to see you here if you were able to come to Washington. 'Sincerely yours, "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." ANTI-JAP BILL. .SACRAM1ENTfO, Cal., Feb. 3.--Con sideration of the report of the commit. tee on executive communications, ad. vising :against antidefiaanese legisla tion, was deferred in the assembly to day until tomorrow. REIGN OF CRIME KEEPS POLICE OF DENVER BUSY (Continued from page Three) Fred S. Rollands locked up on a charge of forgery, confessed to the police a criminal record of thirty years, starting with the time he was a 15-year old boy, when he was crip ped for life, and "cursed God for his affliction." Martha and Bertha Tomson, twins, arrested on a charge of stealing $180 from David ,Siegel, gave the police in formation that led to iSiegel's arrest for robbery at Des Moines, where they all came from. The Walton Killing. Fred W. Walton, former grand mas ter of the Odd Fellows for the state of Idaho was shot twice by John Cra dlebaugh at Sixteenth and Ohampa streets shortly after noon today. Wal ton died in a few minutes after being removed to the hospital. Both men are from Wallace, Idaho, and Cradle baugh also is a prominent Odd Fel low. The shooting was witnessed by hun dreds of shoppers, and a wild rush for safety took place when the shots were being fired. Cradlebaugh, according to Chief of Police Armstrong, told him that Wal ton had run away from Wallace with his wife and that he had traced them from Idaho to Seattle, and thence to Denver. Cradlebaugh told the chief he did not want to make any disturb ance, but simply wished to recover his children, whom their mother had tak en with her. Cradlebaugh, who was arrested immediately after tne shoot ing, refused to make any statement. FARMERS' INSTITUTE AT HARDIN FEB. 19 DATE OF FARMERS' MEETING LOCAL SPEAKERS. 'Professor F. S. Cooley of Bozeman, superintendent of farmers' institutes, has written a letter to I. D. O'Donnell asking him to take part in the farm ers' institute which will be held at Hardin on Friday, February 19. A corps of speakers from different parts of the state will ,be present and ad dress the institute to be held there. Mr. O'Donnell will attend and deliver a short lecture. JOINT FREIGHT AND PASSENGER OFFICES G. N. AND C., B. & Q. ROADS OPEN JOINT OFFICES. .Joint passenger and freight offices for the transaction of freight and pas senger business of the Great North ern railway and the Burlington route will be opened today In the Belknap block with G. L. Blaisdell represent ing the Great Northern and F. W. Klippel as agent of the Burlington. The office.s of the two railroads have formerly been located in the up stairs over the depot, but owing to the fact that the depot will soon move to the new structure and that both roads desire an uptown business office, a suite inll the ielknap block was so cured. The best cement for mending glass and metal articles is a paste of equal parts of gum Arabic, water and calo mel. It must be used as soon as mixed. as it soon hardens. LARGE BUSINESS AT POSTOFFICE REMARKABLE INCREASE SHOWN DURING PAST YEAR. OTIERCITIESCOMPARED Billings Shows an increase in 1908 Over 1907 of 9 Per Cent, When Many Large Cities in the West Showed a Decre e. Busines in/e postoffice during the year 1908. €ws an increase of 9 per cent over 1907, which showed an in crea e of 33 per cent over the previous yea the greatest in the country, ac cording to figures compiled by Post master Pricket. Postmaster Pricket and Assistant Booker are now preparing a statement of the amount of business done in the office during the past year for the ,benefit of the department so as to es tablish the class of the local office which was raised on the showing in 1908, and which will be permanently in the first class on the showing made during the past year, which was ex ceeded by but one city in the north west, Missoula. The showing is considered wonder ful in view of the fact that the post offices at Butte and some of the largest towns in the northwest show decreases over the 1907 business. "The amount of business transact ed here is enormous," said Postmaster Pricket yesterday. "The showing dur ing the past year has !been most sat isfactory. It compares favorably with that made by other cities of the west, according to information, which I have received. "The number of postoffice boxes here is large indeed, compared with other cities. We have more tihan tvice as many, according to what I have 'been told, as Indianapolis, Ind., while we have as many as Dayton, Ohio, a city of probably 65,000 people. Our city delivery cannot be excelled in any other city in the country, I am certain, and in the business district we have four deliveries daily." OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS County Commissioners, Yellowstone County, State of Montana, Regu lar Session. First Day. Billings, Montana, Feb. 1, 1909. The Board met this day at 10:00 o'clock a. m., in regular session. There were present C. H. Newman, chairman, Commissioners M. W. Cra mer, and G. F. Burla, and Clerk A. B. Renwick. The minutes of the previous session were read and approved. Estimate .No. 3, for $7200.00 on contract of Security Bridge Co., for thn construction of road bridges, was presented to the Board. The Board, upon motion, ordered a warrant drawn on the Bridge Fund for the above amount in payment of same. The following bills were presented to the Board, approved and ordered paid in amounts named: A. P. Smith, expenses to as sessors' meeting .. ........$ '25.00 .1. C. Orrick, transportation of prisoner to Warm Springs.. 27.70 J. C. Orrick, board of prisoners 266.50 Calhoun & Whitney. writing up land books .............. 165.00 Booth Burton, painting at jail. 35.00 A. B. Renwick, office expense, etc..... .. .... ...... .... 37.20 N. W. Holt, transportation of prisoner ...... .... ...... 12.00 J. C. Orrick, mileage in crimi nal cases ...... .. ........ 131.10 Billings Mutual Tel. Co., rent phones and tolls .......... 188.35 The Board, upon motion, adjourned to meet February 2, 1909, at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Approved: C. H. NEWMAN, Chairman. Attest: A. B. RENWICK, Clerk. Second Day. Billings Montana, Feb. 2, 1909. The Board met this day at 10:00 o'clock a. m.. pursuant to adjourn ment. There were present, C. H. Newman, chairman, Commissioners G. F. Bur la, and Clerk A. B. Renwick. The minutes of the previous session were read and approved. The Hoard, upon motion, ordered a warrant for $175.00 drawn on the Poor Fund in favor of the Montana Children's Home Society, as a dona tion for the year 1909 to the above named society. The Board, upon motion, ordered the abatement of taxes on the fol lotwing unsurveyed land, standing in the name of the Northern Pacific Rail way company: Sections 27, 35, and 33 in Township 7 North, of Range 27 East M. P. M. The Clerk was ordered to inform the Assessor of this county of their action. ,A petition, signed by a large num ber of the' electors of Stillwater Township. pr ying the Board to ap point Robert L. Brennan, Justice of the Peace for Stillwater Township, was presented to the Board. Acting on the foregoing petition, the Board, upon motion, appointed Robert J. Brennan Justice of the Peace for Stillwater Township, said appointment to be effective forthwith, and the Clerk was instructed to notify Mr. Brennen, of such appointment. The following appointments were presented to the Board and approved: L. H. Stoddard, deputy sheriff with out pay. O A. Dougherty, deputy sheriff with out pay. H. E. Howell, deputy county clerk, salary $95.00 ,per month. L. M. Hatch, deputy county sur veyor. A. B. Brown, deputy county sur veyor. The bond of James W. Collier, Jus tice of the Peace Huntley Township, was presented to the Board and ap proved. The Sheriff's report of Jail Boarders for the month of December, 1908, was presented to the Board and approved. It appearing to the Board that the north half (N. %) of the. Southwest quarter (S. W. %) of Section 12, Township 2 North, of Range 27 East M. P. M., was erroneously assessed against John Stead, the Board, upon motion, cancelled the taxes, amount ing to $49.78, on the above named property assessed to John Stead. The following bills were presented to the Board, audited, allowed and warrants drawn in payment of same for the following amounts: J. B. Herford, mileage, criminal cases .... .. .. ..........$204.70 Geo. Douglas, salary janitor December ........ ......... 85.00 Geo. Douglas, salary assistant janitor December ......... 65.00 Chapple Drug Co., supplies .... 2.50 Dr. Stripp, witness fees, J. C... 3.10 W. C. Jones, burying calf .... 5.00 A. J. Mitchell, salary stenog rapher County attorney .... 100.00 James Chapple, examining in sane ........ ............ 5.00 J. B. Herford, Board of prison ers .... . .. .............. 295.00 Best 'Steam Laundry, laundry Court Ho' se ...... ........ 7.20 W. S. Bishop,, examining insane 5.00 Irwin, Hodson Co., Sheriff's day 'books ........ ...... ..... 15.40 Irwin Flodson Co., supplies ... 6.75' Katie Cepledla, rent of room for election ..... ........... 10.00 Irwin Hodson Co.. supplies .... 4.50 J. B. Herford, mileage and ex penses ........ ........... 118.50 L. E. Torrence, assistant Coun ty Clerk .. ................. 75.00 Chas. Warner, supplies Court .House .................. 12.25 Minor York, refund of taxes .. 9.60 J. W. Fish, Treas., incidentals 3.30 Vale & Potter, insane witness fees, account assigned ...... 3.00 J. W. Fish, Treasurer, manure for lawn, account assigned .. 40.00 Harry L. Wilson, expenses, etc 17.10 E. O. Blais, repairing chair .. 3.25 J. W. Fish, Treas., hauling rub bish, account assigned .... 6.00 Vale & Potter, insane witness fees, account assigned .... 3.00' J. W. Fish, Treas., examining teachers, account assigned.. 18.00 J. W. Fish, Treas., postals, sup plies, etc. ...... .......... 64.32 Mrs. Sara Morse, expenses to teachers' meeting .... ..... 19.54 H. H. Brayton, examining teachers .......... ...... ..36.00 Yegen Bros., Inc. supplies .... 79.651 McDowell Bros.. supplies ...... 49.60 Vale & Potter, insanity cases witness fees. account as I signed ...... .. .. ........ 3.00 Sara E. Morse, expenses visit ing schools ...... .. ...... 28.84, C. T. Davis, refund taxes, claimed $3.36, allowed ...... 1.86 W. L. Bishop, examining in sane ...... .. .. ... 5.... 5.00. C. F. Watkins, examining in sane .................... 5.00 W. L. Terrell, special deputy sheriff, 10 days .......... 33.35 E. C. Balsam, autopsy on sui cide .................. 25.00 Logan & Mullison, labor and material at jail .......... 124.55 C. W. Kipp, right of way for road .................... 175.00 J. B. Herford. mileage .... .... 6.00 Arthur W. Barnes, rebate taxes ...... .. .. ...... 8.96 J. C. Link, estimate No. 1, for I plans, etc................ 200.00 Sam N. Young. mileage ...... 17.00 W. A. Tolliver, team hire for surveyor ....... ........ 15.00 J.. W. Fish. Treas., refund spe cial road tax .... ........ 2.00 W. A. Longley, expenses ex aminations .............. 77.7 D. F. Sullivan, services and ex pense ...... .... .... ... 8.50 W. B. Denton, livery hire .... 6.00 George Kinnick, team for sur veyor .............. .... 5.00 C. E. Gill. timber for bridge .. 11.00 ESTABLISHED JANUARY 1902 BILLINGS STATE Capital Stock BAN K Surplus I Profits $50,000.00 $30,000.00 DEPOSITS $650,000.00 OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS BER:T SHOREY. President. HENRY W'HITE. Cashier. CHAR. SPEAR. Vice President. S. L. DOUGHTY, Are't Cashier. W. IIANSORD. JOSEPH SIMS. C. O. GRUWEI.L. H. C. BOSTWICK. MARCUS McKAY. We Invite e the Business of Those Who Contemplate Opening a Bank Account Seeley Lumber o., ilmber for roads ...... .... .... ... 18.40 Billings Hardware Co., sup plies for roads ....: ...... 7.77 C. F. Watkins, examining in sane ............... ...... ..5.00 Billings Sign Works, glass sign 3.50 Samuel N. Young, salary, dep uty sheriff ...... ........ 54.95 Samuel N. Young, mileage and Stransportation ...... ...... 15.60 James Chapple, examining in sane .......... .......... 5.00 D. F. Sullivan, services and ex penses ...... .. .......... 14.50 Arch H. Taylor, mileage deputy sheriff .......... ......... .3.00 Frank Bode, team hire, commis sioners .................. 34.00 F'rank Bode, team hire, com missioners ...... ........ 14.00 D. F. Sullivan, services and ex penses .................. 66.00 D. F. Sullivan, services and ex penses ...... .. .... ...... 7.00 Harry McCue, sheriff's fees .. 4.30 C. C. Wason, coal Court House ................... 23.80 E. M. Coombs, refund of pen alty ...... .. .. .......... 12.38 J. C. Orrick, sheriff's fees ....' 15.45 Billings Sign Works, work at Court House ..... ......... 6.50 August Truman, bindiag' tran scripts ................... ~.25 E. A. Gerhart, medical examin ation .............. .... .... .00 Billings Hardware Co., supplies for roads ................. 8.30 Billings Hardware Co., supplies for Court House .......... 11.50 The Board, upon motion, approved the release of right of way from the Northern Pacific Railway Company for road purposes from a point near sec tion line between section 26 and 35. Township 7, North, of Range. 26 East, M. P. M., to Lock wood station and from a point on the section between sections 32 and 33, Township 4, North, of Township 32 East M. P. M. to the Town of Custer, as shown on plats presented by the Northern Pacific Railway Company. The Clerk was instructed to re quest the Northern Pacific Railway Company to furnish the Board of Com missioners duplicate plats of the above named rights of way. The Board, upon motion, adjourned to meet February 3, 1909, at 10.00 o'clock a. m. Approved: . C. H. NEWMAN, Chairman. Attest: A. B. RENWICK, Clerk. BROADVIEW HAS BUILDING BOOM HOTEL, BUSINESS BLOCK AND TWO CHURCHES GOING UP. Broadview is experiencing a build ing boom these days and tho town Is rapidly assuming the proportions of a growing little city. A hotel and eating house for the Billings & Northern trains is being built and it will be filled to overflow ing the day that it is ready for occu pancy. Jack Reid is the proprietor of the place, which will be 50x125 and two stories in height. Mulder & Co., are building a general store building and will move into it when completed. The firm have been located in a tent since they opened business in Broadview. Ground is being broken for the Unit ed Evangelical church and Rev. Dil low, the pastor, will soon have a house of worship for his flock. The colony of the United Evangelical church which is located at Broadview, is the original one which was previous ly located at LeMars, Ia. Services have previously been held each Sun day in the depot building of the Bill ings & Northern Railway. The First Congregational church is being plastered and will be ready for occupancy in a very short time. Land buyers are busy in the vicinity of Broadview and there are many par ties in search of farms for setlement and for large tracts of land. VISITORS YESTERDAY. List of Visitors at the Chamber of Commerce. The following is a list of those reg istered at the Chamber of Commerce: P. J. McMenomey, Butte, Mont.; John O'Malley, Livingston, Mont.; Pat Kane and James Kane, Dublin, Ireland; Mrs. Albert Hollingshead, Valley City, N. D.; O. T. Hunt and Joseph Huggorth, McHenry, N. Dak. The fashions of today are eminently youthful. They demand the straight, unformed figure of the schoolgirl.