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Friday, September 10;,-P .
WHEN THE NURSE POURS the medicine for the patient she has more faith in it if she knows we made up the perscription. She knows that at this pharmacy purity, strength and accuracy are assured. Please the nurse and help the invalid in your house by bringing your prescriptions here. RED CROSS DRUG STORE Billings, Montana Local and Personal From Thursday's Daily. T. E. Rice of Miles City, spent yes terday attending to business matters in Billings. Gustave M. Mefntz of Berlin, is i spending a few days in this city while on a trip through America. W. H. Daggett of Hamilton, Ohio, is spending a few days attending to business mstteri in this city. Misses Maud E. and Marinon Lyle of Parrell, Mo., are ,spending the week as the guests of friends in this city. Curtis C. Oehme spent yesterday in Powell, where he is overseeing the erection of .the new bank building of the Frst State bank. Miss May E. Moore of Lead, S. D., arrived in Billings yesterday and will visit for a few with friends in this city. Elmer M. Seaburn of Bridgeport, Conn., arrived in Billings yesterday and will be the guest of friends in this city for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Pow.is: and George M. Butcher of Reedsford, Pa., arrived in Billings yesterday and will make their homes on irrigated lands east of the city. Thomas W. Morrison, who came to this section of the state recently from Lilburn, Mo., has decided to make his home here and has filed on a quarter section of land north of this city. Dr. Will Allen and Ben Hoffbauer have returned to this city after a ten days' fishing trip on the upper waters of the Big Horn. They say that they have had a most enjoyable vacation. Mr. and Mrs. George Black of Au rora, Ill., arrived in Billings the first of the week and are visiting with friends in this city for a few days. They will probably locate on the coast. E. R. O'Brian and wife of Burling ton, Ia., are spending the week in this city. Mr. O'Brian is in quest of a Montana location and is quite fa vorably impressed with the land sur rounding Billings. Charles and Sidney Zimmerman, who reside a few miles west of this city, left Tuesday evening for the Seattle exposition where they will spend two weeks. They were accom panied by John Waddell, Sr., of this city. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ray of 3018 First avenue south, are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter at their home Tuesday morning. The baby weighs nine and a half pounds and mother and child are reported to be doing nicely. Miss Olivg L. Hope of Los Angeles, Cal., arrived in Billings yesterday afternoon and will be the guest of his aunt, Mrs. H. P. Hobson, during the remainder of the week. Miss Hope is on her way east where she will at tend Vassar during the coming year. O. R. Parker arrived in this city from Spokane yesterday and will make his home here in the future. Mr. Parker will be connected with the Record Title company and will take the place of Guy R. McCoy, who has engaged in the 'raw business. From Wednesday's Daily. W. C. Miller of Red Lodge spent yesterday in this city. William May of Butte was a busi ness visitor in this city yesterday. John Schwartz of Custer was a business visitor in the city yesterday. Clause Rains of Joliet, spent yes terday in this city transacting busi ness. E. M. Adams of Columbus *was in the city yesterday attending to busi ness matters. Charles McAllister, a stockman of Sweetgrass county, is in the city on a short business trip. Miss Flora Drake of Sedalia, Mo., is spending the week as the guest of friends in this city. John H. Schroeder, a rancher of the Lake Basin \country, was a business visitor in the city yesterday. J. C. Fillenworth of Terry is spend ing the fore part of 'the week attend ing to his business interests in this city. Frank O'Brian, who came to Bill ings recently from St. Paul with the expectation of making his home here, yesterday filed upon an 80-acre tract several miles east of this city. H. Jackson and David T'repp, two well known business men of Lewis town, are spending a few days in Billings. John C. Robey of Helena, is spend ing a few days attending to business matters in this city. Mr. Robey has a farm near this city. F. E. Runner, a well-known sheep man of the Absorokee country, is spending a few days in the city at tending to business matters. County Attorney Harry L. Wilson went to Park City yesterday where he spent the day attending to busi ness connected with his office. H. O. Lorimer and E. Seddell of Mandan, N. D., arrived in Billings yesterday and are spending a few dAys investigating business conditions in this city. John McCullough, manager of the Carbon county mills of Joliet, arriv ed in Billings yesterday and will spend a part of the week attending to 'business matters in this city. William A. Hess of Bonfield, Ill., arrived in Billings Monday and will spend a few days looking over this section of the state. Mr. Hess is seeking a western location. Harry L. Hunter of Pittsburg, Pa., has decided to cast his lot 'with the settlers on the Huntley project and has filed upon an 80-acre farm unit near the east end of the project. C. E. Sandeen, contractor on the Waco-Custer canal, was in the city yesterday ordering supplies. Mr. San deen says that work on the new ditch is progressing at a very satisfactory rate. Ross Ballard and Judson R. Scof field, recent arrivals from Corning, N. Y., have decided to make their home in this county and have taken up quarter sections in the Lake Ba s'in country. Mrs. Gwen F. Burla is spending a few days in this city in company with' her husband, Commissioner Burla, who will attend the sessions of the board of county commissioners dur ing the week. Mrs. Gilbert H. Hartman and fam ily arrived in this city yesterday from Oklahoma City, Okla., and will make their home on a quarter of section of land north of Billings which Mrs. IHartman recently purchased. Lee Golden of Laurel, 'was in the city yesterday morning and spent a few hours with friends preparatory to leaving for Colorado Springs, Col., where he will attend Colorado col lege during the coming school term. H. S. Lloyd and family of North Point, Minn., arrived in Billings yes terday and will probably make their home here in the future. Mr. Lloyd expects to make his home on irri gated land which he will purchase near Billings. C. E. Shipman of the Gerharz En gineering company, returned to the city yesterday after spending a week surveying on the Waco-Custer canal. August Skyland of Musselshell was in the city yesterday on business con nected with the land office. ~-. - -4 ---- FORECLOSURE SUIT. North Moccasin Gold Mining Co. Is Sued by Bank. (Special to The Gnsette.) LEWISTOWN, Mont., Sept. 7.-The Bank of Fergus county, acting at the request of the bondholders, today brought suit in the district court against the North Moccasin Gold Min ing company. The action is brought to foreclose a mortgage for $100,000 and it is asked that a receiver by appointed to take charge of the prop erty until it is sold. In November, 1907, the mining company gave a mortgage or deed of trust for $100, 000 to secure bonds issued to that amount. It is set out that the bonds remain unpaid and that $10,000 is due on them as interest, making a total of $110.000, that judgment is asked for, as well as $2,000 attorney's fees. In this suit the Kendall Gold Mining company also is named as a defend ant, this being done to have its claims, if any, declared subordinate to those of the bondholders. S------+---- WATCHING FOR CASTRO. Representatives of Venezuela Looking for Him. SAN JUAN, P. R., Sept. 7.-The two representatives sent here by Presi dent Gomez of Venezuela, are watch ing for the possible landing of former President Castro. They say that a large reward will be given to any one submitting information of an attempt by General Castro to land on Porto Rirn nr adrinont islands. TRAIN SERVICE SIN AFEW DAYS Superlntdeut of Billings & Northern Says That Track Through Tunnel Nearly Clear. DEBRIS CLEARED AWAY Ruins of Lining of Tunnel Are Nearly All Out and Track Is Found to Be in Fairly Good Condition.-A Large Force at Work. From Thursday's Daily. According to Superintendent Tur ner of the Billings & Northern, the work of clearing away the debris caused by the burning of the lining of the Billings & Northern tunnel about 10 miles west of this city, is almost completed and it is expected that traffic will be resumed ,within 10 days, and possibly sooner. At pres ent all local traffic between Billings and the towns along the line of the Billings & Northern is being handled by stub trains which run from either end of the bore, while through .trains are routed via Helena and are of necessity from three to five hours late. Superintendent Turner says that traffic via the tunnel and the Billings & Northern will be resumed by the last of next or the first of the week following, although it will be many weeks before the timbering de stroyed by the fire will be replaced. Up to Monday night about two-thirds of the debris had been cleared away and only a small portion in the center of the tunnel remained uncleared. Timbering has been started from both ends of the bore and nearly 200 men are kept busy on the work. To pro tect the workmen who went into the tunnel to clear away the charred tim bers and the rock which had fallen, fiat cars were provided with roofs and these were pushed in front of the workmen, enabling them to work in the shelter of the roofing. A few large rocks have fallen, but no one has as yet been seriously injured ii the work of clearing the tunnel. As a rule the track has been found to' be in good condition and but little ofl it will have to be repaired. The center of the tunnel is still' filled with gases caused by the fire and it may be necessary to abandon work at one end temporarily while a strong current of air is forcedl through. The road is exerting every, effort toward clearing the tunnel and its announcement that traffic will be i resumed in a few days will be wel-i comed by the business men of this city and of the towns along the line. PORK CHOPS RELEASED. Well Known Characted Released by Police Judge. From Thursday's Daily. There are some of the city hall at taches who are cruel enough to hint that the negro who goes by the name of "Pork Chops" got drunk Tuesday evening for no other reason than that he wished to again receive a jail sentence from Judge Mann and be permitted to mop the floors of the building for another 10 or 15 days. If the negro had this in view, how ever, he was sorely disappointed, for when he faced the court yesterday morning he was briefly reprimanded and discharged. Pork Chops has twice before been given a jail sen tence and during the time of his confinement has proven to be an ex cellent janitor. Before his first re lease he declared that the city jail was the best rooming house there ,was in town and thta nothing would suit him betetr than another 15-day sen tence. REV. D. G. DUNKIN READS A PAPER Interesting Address Before the Mon, tana State Baptist Association. (Special to The Gazette.) HELENA, Sept. 8.-Today's session of the state convention of Montana Baptists was devoted to the reading of a number of papers, consideration of reports and the like. The report of the treasurer and state mission board showed the finances of the association to be in first class condition. D. G. Dunkin read an extended pa per on "The Montana Baptist Con vention," while this afternoon a num ber of 10-minute addresses were made. This evening, Dr. A. B. Morris will read a paper on testimony service, while L. B. Prady will discuss "Mon tana as a Mission Field." There is a splendid attendance and much inter est is being displayed in the proceed ings. BIG DAM GOES OUT. Retaining Wall of Great Reservoir Breaks and Country Flooded. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Sept. 7. The Blue Water company's dam, one of the largest private irrigation pro jects in the southwest, owned by Kansas City and Chicago capitalists, and the Zuni dam, a government reclamation project, both near Gallu, N. M., broke loose last night. Ten miles of Santa Fe tracks is reported to have been completely washed out and 35 miles is under water. No loss of life is reported. S- MINE RESUMES. (Speelal to The Gazette.) BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 7.-After being closed for more than a week the Col orado mine resumed operations today. The Colorado's big hoisting engine ran away last Wednesday, the great wheel going to pieces and dropping the cage and 200 feet of cable into the shaft. AAN. SARLY SETTLER; Bobert Foster, Who Caime to Billings Twenty.seven Years Ago, Has Passed to Great Beyond. PIONEER OF MONTANA Though Advanced in Years Mr. Fos. ter Was Keenly Interested in Po-. litical and Business Matters.-The Funeral Announcement Later. From Thursday's Daily. Death has claimed another of Bill ings' pioneers, for early yesterday morning Robert Foster, for many years one of the leading business men of this city, passed away after being confined to his bed by the infirmities of old age for a number of weeks. Mr. Foster, father of ex-Mayor Fred H. Foster, has made his home with his son for a number of years and until a few months ago was a familiar character on the streets of this city. Word of his death has been sent to a number of relatives and as soon as an answer can be received announce ment of the funeral will be made. Mr. Foster was born in Ohio in 1824 and in 1854 moved to Minneap olis where he was identified with many of the leading enterprises of the then small city on the Mississippi. He came to Billings in 1882 when this city was in its infancy, being identified with the movements which tended to make the place what it is today. Later he returned to Minne apolis but came again to Billings in 1896 and for awhile made his home with his son, I1. W. Foster, now de ceased. For the past several years he had lived at the home of ex-Mayor Foster. At all times of a genial and kindly disposition Mr. Foster was known and beloved by all the early settlers in this section of the Yellow stone valley. During his younger days here he was engaged in various lines of business and since the time when advanced years prohibited his active engagement in the more stren Uous tasks of like he has always taken a keen interest' in political and busi ness matters. Mr. Iostet is survived by his son, F. H. Foster and family of this city, Lieut. Charles C. Foster, a retired naval officer who makes his home in New Orllans; a daughter, Mrs. Clara L. King of Everett, Wash.; four grand daughte s," Mesdames Morris Lamme and Cla~d Steffes i.df Bozeman, the Misses' laraaiad Annabel Foster, and three grahdjon,' Robert, Herbert and Henfry Foster. It is expected that definite an nouncement of the time and place of the funeral can be made this morn ing. SENATORS PLAY FLYLOO. SPOKANE, Wash., Sept. 7.-"Fly loo," a game popularized by the Chi nese long before the advent of Con fucius and since then the pastime of the Filipinos, served to while away several hours for three members of the United States senate, the head of a transcontinental railroad, his as sistant and the chief of its legal de partment in the west at headquarters of the government irrigation project in Tieton canyon, near North Yakima, Wash., the other day. Howard El liott, president of the Northern Pa cific Railway company, who "butted in with coin borrowed from other players, after losing his own, swept the boards and thus again added sup port to a superstititnon generally ac cepted by the sporting fraternity. Senator Carter of Montana and El liott started the game by placing lumps of sugar on the seat of a camp chair. Each deposited a dime under the cube and waited for the flies to pounce upon the sweets, the argument being that the first fly alighting on a cube declares its owner the winner of the pot. Carter was trimming Elliott to a frazzle when Thomas Cooper, as sistant to hte railway man, joined, still Carter continued to win. Elliott offered to bet big red apples, but the Montana senator declined. Senators Paynter of Kentucky and Chamberlain of Oregon then took hands and the former cleaned up $1.50. Judge Reed of Tacoma, also played in his loose change wihtout as much as a look in, when Elliott came back. Borrowing 30 cents from Senator Paynter, he won from the start and ended by taking all the money in sight. It is hinted that the secret of El liott's success was due to soaking his cube in clover honey, also that be daubed his opponents' lumps with ammonia; but that's another story. ----+------- NEW HIGH SCHOOL. Two-Year Course Is to Be Offered at Hysham. The town of Hysham, located 80 miles east of this city, is organizing a high school and shaping the courses after those of the local high school. The board of education at Hysham is planning to offer but two years of high school work. In making these two years the same as the first two years of the Billings high school the boys and girls who complete them will be able to enter the Billings high and complete any one of the four courses in two years without loss of time incident to the change. PRIZES FOR MEN. WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. 8. Prizes are to be given to the girls who manage in some way to bring young men to the Sunday school at Christ German Lutheran church at Hazelton, near here. The prizes are offered by the pastor, Rev. J. O. Schlenker, who says he is determined to win back the adult attendance at Sunday school. Mr. Schlenker has offered to give each girl who brings two young men to Sunday school a large box of candy. FIELD DAY WILL SA I cT CROWD First Annual Gathering of Caledonian Club to Be Attended by Out of Town Delegations. MILES CITY TO PLAY First of Two Games of Association Football Will Be Event of Program. -All the Scottish Sports Are Scheduled. From Thursday's Daily. The last, but by no means least, of the many celebrations scheduled to take place in Billings this summer, will be the first annual picnic and field day of the Caledonian club of this city which will take place on Friday, September 17, in the Newman grove south of this city. The various committees of the club have been bus ily at work on the plans for the day for several weeks and the success with which the venture is meeting is a surprise even to the most sanguine members of the organization. Started merely as a day of sports for the members of the local organi zation and. the people of this city, the announcement of the picnic and field meet has attracted such state wide attention that it is now an assured fact that delegations from Scottish clubs of several of the cities of east ern Montana will be present and that the event will in a manner take the place of a gathering, of all the people of eastern Montana who lay claim to Scottish ancestry. Great Falls has promised to send a delega tion of its best athletes to take part in the meet, Bozeman and Livingston are interested in the sport program and Miles City, which has a flourish ing Scottish club and which is plan ning on a similar celebration on September 20, will be represented by an association football team and a number of visitors who plan to take part in various events on the pro gram. The chief feature of the sports pro gram will be a game of association football, played 'between teams rep resenting the Miles City and Billings clubs, under the rules in effect in the old country. This Will be the first of two games to be played between the teams, for on the Monday following the Billings team and a number of the members of the local club, will go to Milestown to take part in the pro gram there., The list of events includes a num ber of modern races and field sports, as well as every sport dear to the heart of the Scotchman. There will be a 100-yard dash, several longer races, hurdle races, and long distance runs, and the hammer throw, the shot put and the broad and high jumps have been placed on the pro gram. In addition there will be con tests in the throwing of the caber, a piece of wood 18 feet long and vary ing from three to six inches in thick ness, and a number of other events which had their birth in the original gatherings of the Scottish clans. Suitable prizes will be offered for the winners in all the events and all con tests will be open to all comers. The Caledonian club has recently received three sets of bagpipes direct from the best musical house in Edin burg, and Scottish uniforms have been ordered for the Pipers, the musical organization of the club the mem bers of which will also take part in a bagpipe contest. Places on the pro gram have also been reserved for Scottish dances and the highland fling will be exemplified by members of the Caledonian club. In the evening there will be a grand ball given by the club. ACTION DISMISSED. Civil Action Against Lumber Comr-, pany Is Dismissed. BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 7.-The civil action brought by the government against the Barber Lumber company. to cancel entry to 40,000 acres of tim ber land in Boise basin, valued at over a million dollars, was dismissed today by United States District Judge i Robert S. Bean of Oregonfi to whom I the case was submitted a month ago. The suit was instituted in April, 1907, following the indictment of the officers of the company and other prominent men on the charge of con spiracy to defraud th egovernment. A civil action was brought on the ground that the lands were secured through fraudulent entry. The conspiracy cases against Sam uel T. Barber and Summer G. Moon, officers of the Barber Lumber com pany, on the charge of conspiracy, are set for October. CONTRACT AWARDED. (Speclal to The Gazette.) HELENA, Sept. 7.-The state board of examiners today awarded to Louis. Johnson of this city, at $11,999, the contract for laying the foundations for the new capitol wings. The work must be completed by November 18, next. Billings A Matter of Choice Really, as a matter of choice, while we welcome both large t and small deposits, we would rather have S a teten persons deposit $1 eachthanoneperson $10 or ten persons deposit $10 each than one person $100 , or ten persons deposit $103 each than one person $1000 , or ten persons deposit $1000 each than one person $10000. a n k It is true, these smaller deposits give us more labor in caring for them, nevertheless, we prefer them. No one there B. G. SHOREY, President fore should feel at all timid about bringing in small HENRY WRHITE, Cashier deposits. CHAS. SPEAR, Vice President 8. L. DOUGHTY, Asst. Cashie, DIBook Specia 01500 e A special big cut in.bookC prices HANDY VOLUMES o by standard authqrs, and a free lot of J JUVENILE BOOKS ranging in price from 35c to 600, cut to "You Can Get it at Chapple's" Th25c First National Bank ofBillings Personal Attention We invite you tB bpen ,ypur .bank,~acqunt with us by making a deposit of One Dollar or more . If a small deposit is profitable to us is it not much more profitable to you ? We give persondl attention to all accounts, and if you are a newcomer in Billings we ask you to come in the bank for any assistance that you may wish in establishing yourself here. This bank has been in business over twenty five years and our strong connections in various parts of Montana and Wyoming place us in a po sition to give you the very best banking service. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BILLINGS 1-. B. Moss, President. Lee N. Goodwin, Vice President. Robert Ai. Newton, Cashier. F. M. Lipp, Ass't Cashier. L. B. St. John, Ass't Cashier. Interest Paid on Time Certificates of Deposit The Value of a Man's Credit A BUISINESS man's greatest asset is his credit. The life of his business would be snlffed out wilth its loss. In these days, also, a bad credit record with a Bank follows one every where. But conversely, a bank can, if it will, greatly help in the establishment of a man's credit. It is the policy of this Bank to whole-heartedly lend this aid when it conscientiously Yellowstone National Bank Capital and Surplus $150,000.00 S United States Depositary Billings, Mont.