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MONTANA TEACHERS HOLD
INTERESTING CONVENTION Bozeman Gives Hearty Welcome to the State's Educators--Strong Committees Chosen and Good Progrart Offered (Special to The Gazette.) BOZEMAN, Dec. 28.-The first ses sion of the state convention of teach ers was opened with a fair proportion of the expected attendance, though the late trains arrived only just in time for the evening program. Presi dent Condon of the association pre. sided. Mrs. D. D. Smith of Bozeman gave h vocal solo, after which came the invocation by Rev. O. P. Bishop. Mayor A. G. Berthot welcomed the teachers and was followed by Miss Clara M. Kremer, county superintend ent of Gallatin county. Superintendent W. E. Harmon of the state department of education re sponded first for the visitors. He is only nominally a visitor for his home unofficially has always been in Boze man. He began by congratulating the citizens of Bozeman on being in real merit about the best educational town in Montana. He commented espe cially on the progressive spirit of the schools, the high school and the college. He referred to the new de parture in the program by which we were to hear from those outside of the profession, and on some new topics. The topics on industrial edu cation he commended especially. Mrs. Sara E. Morse. county super intendent of Yellowstone county, made the second response for the vis itors. She expressed approval of the plan of a state gathering for the teachers, and explained its purpose at some length. Then she spoke in cor pliment of the city of Bozeman and its reputation as an educational cen ter, praised its schools and the col lege, and referred to the reputation given to the town by the sweet-pea carnival. Miss Helen Fisher of Bozeman then gave a vocal solo. Superintendent Randall J. Congdon of Helena gave the annual president's address: "For the Sake of the Child: for the Sake of the State." The first part of the address dealt with the four-fold development of the child which is sought physically, mentally. morally and spiritually. The second part was an exhaustive study of the expense side of education in Montana. The cost of each student in each kind of school was figured out. One strik ing comparison was made when he said that the number of students in the higher institutions of the state was almost exactly the same as the number in the penitentiary and the insane asylum; and the latter cost the state more. At the close of his ad dress President Condon announced his appointment of committees as fol lows: Enrollment-R. J. Cunningham. Bozeman; W. A. Jennings. Livingston: Robert Clark, Dillon. Resolutions-L. ft. Foote, Dillon: W. K. Dwyer. Anaconda: County Su perintendent Orpha Noble, Lewis town; M. J. Elrod, Missoula; C. W. Tenney, Helena. Finance-J. M. Hamilton, Bozeman; J. W. Thomas, Missoula; J. W. Curtis. Helena. President's Address-R. G. Young, Butte; W. C. Ryan, Big Timber; G. T. Bramble, Phillipsburg. Among the most important commit tees of the association is that on resolutions. This committee formu lates all new plans for the associa tion, outlines policy and prepares re quests for legislation in regard to the schools. This committee is appoint ed in advance and prepares its re Enumerators' Test Easy WASHINGTON, 0. C., Dec. 29.-Any person of good judgment, who has re ceived an ordinary common school education, can readily and easily pass the test to be given applicants for census enumerators' places on Sat urday, Feb. 5, the date finally set by U. S. Census Director Durand, accord ing to an announcement from the cen sus bureau today. This will be a com forting assurance to the several hun drend thousand who are believed to be contemplating application for the, places. it was euuphalically stated at the bureau that the test will be an emi nently reasonable and practical one. similar to that applied to applicants at the twelfth census. It 'will consist of filling out a sample schedule of population from a description, in nar native form, of typical families; and, in the case of enumerators whose work will be in the rural districts, they will be called to fill out an addi tional sample schedule of agriculture, from information furnished by the census bureau. All persons, whether women or men, who may desire to become census enumerators, must be citizens of the United States; residents of the super visor's district for which they wish to be appointed; must be not less than 18 nor more than 70 years of age; must be physically able to do the work; must be trustworthy, honest and of good habits; must have at least an ordinary education and must be agble to write plainly and with reasonable rapidity. Those who can comply with these requirements are invited to put in their applications, as there will be at least 68,000 enumerators' places to be filled by the middle of March in prep ports with much care. Prof. L. R. Foote of Dillon. the chairman of this committee, was among the early ar rivals this afternoon and gave an interesting account of some of the matters that will come before the committee for action before they re port. Among them is a proposition to change the form of teachers' insti tutes, extending the time to at least one week, providing for systematic instruction in place of lectures, and for joining two or more counties as convenient. Another resolution will call for the abolition of preparatory departments in state institutions. As a method of increasing the member ship of the association it will be pro posed that each one who enrolls shall be provided with a subscription to some educational periodical, and also with a printed account of the pro ceedings of the state association. A change of date in the annual meeting is suggested. One resolution ca'ls for uniform texts in the high sc:hoQls. Another calls for more complet-' reg ulation of the eig:hth grade examina lions. A resolution will be pr( posed complimentary to the work of denom.. inational schools in the state. Other resolutions will favor the teaching of a'riculture in the high schools. op pose the teaching of the Bible in the public schools; define moral stand ards of teachers, and call for the establishment of a rural schools 5e partment in the state association. Mr. Richard T. Wyche of New York city. who is to tell stories, as a pro i fessional story teller, to the teachers, and then explain the significance of story telling in education, is prom ised to be a great treat to the teach ers. He comes recommended by such authorities as President G. Stanley Hall of Clark university, Prof. Henry VanDyke, Joel Chandler Harris and many eminent school men. His reper toire includes the stories of Ulysses. Beowulf. Siegfried. Hiawatha, King Arthur and stories from the Bible, and as he is down to appear three times on the program the teachers will have opportunity to hear him in a variety of forms. How history is being made in Mon tana is illustrated in the enrollment at the association from Roundup. A year ago last September school was opened in Roundup with one teacher and 18 pupils. Last night Principal Fred M. Dralle of the Roundup schools, with his five teachers, regis3 tered in attendance on the associa tion. evidence of a complete school system built in a year. In the official program as 'asued the names of the speakers of tre de partment of. higher education were not included for Thursday afternoon. Prof. Robert Clark, president o' the department. states that the paper on what the high school can do in p-e paring its pupils for home life will r'e given by Mrs. E. A. Richardson r.' Forsyth, who is not actively engaget in school work but who is well knows. in eastern Montana for her ability as a public speaker, and her interest in educational matters. This paper will be discussed by Prof. G. T. Bramble of Phillipsburg and Prof. John M. Kay of Townsend. The discussion about "The Greatest Needs of High School Students in Montana" will be led by President C. A. Duniway of the state university and Principal L. R. Foote of the Beaverhead county 'high school. A uniform course of study for accredited high schools will be one of the subjects taken up. aration for the enumeration begin ning April 15. Application forms, with full instruc tions for filling in, and omplete infor mation concerning the test and the method of appointment, can be se cured by writing to the supervisor of census for the supervisor's district in which the applicant lives. All appli cations, properly filled in must be filed with the supervisors not later than Jan. 25, as any received after that date cannot be considered. ----------4 (GRAND LARCENY ALLEGED. From Wednesday's Daily. .1. B. Britz is charged with grand larceny in an information filed In the district court yesterday by County Attorney Wilson. It is alleged that on November 23 he took from W. G. Downey property valued as follows: A trunk. $20: a coat, $15: an over coat. $15: a sheepskin overcoat. $9: a striped vest. $10; a brown and green bath robe, $12; brown slippers, $15; three pairs of men's shoes. $10; five coat shirts, $10: one Eagle uniform of, blue and cap. $15; several suits of heavy underwear, several suits of light underwear, a derby hat and other articles of apparel. William Roemer is charged in an information with having committed an assault in the second degree on .lames Scahill, December 2. ----------4 WILL HAVE NEW OFFICE. As the result of the vacation of the store building in the Belknap block. formerly occupied by ,the People's bank. the Billings & Eastern Mon tana Power company is preparing to occu!py the room and hopes to be in its new quarters soon. The water com nany. which has heretofore had its of fioe in connection with the light com 'manv, will retain the old quarters ad ioiling. PROJECTING FROM WATER Now Thought Collision Occured at Mouth Of the Harbor DAMAGE 1S GREAT Total of Wrecks Greatly Enlarged and Feared That Loss of Life Has Been Immense-Tidal Wave Does Much Damage at Chelsea-Newport Is Now Isolated. )STON, Dec. 28.-The discovery today of the wreck of the five masted schooner Davis Palmer, which sank with 12 men Sunday morning at the entrance to Broad sound, was followed by the report of another wreck in the outer harbor. This second victim of the great storm that swept New England Saturday night and Sunday was reported by Captain Kemp of the tug Aerial, who asserts that he saw three masts of a! schooner projecting above the water near the shoals known as "The Goaves." Although Captain Kemp locates the vessel three miles east of the wreck of the Palmer, some marine authorities think that he may have been mis taken in his bearings and that he saw the Palmer's masts. Seafaring men who believe the cap tain is not mistaken about his bear ines, suggest the nossib)ility of a col lision between the Palmer and an un known sohooner. Yesterday's toll of wreck was in creased today. The schooner Ada K. Damon, sole support of her aged mas ter. Captain A. K. Brewster of York. Maine, went ashore near Ipswich. She will probably be a total loss. Her crew reached shore safely. In Chelsea. where a tidal wave broke the dike and flooded the houses of 200 people, a high tide today opened the new breaks. Many cellars that had been pumped out by the fire engines were again flooded. It will be weeks before people in the 80 acres of tide lands will be able to return to their homes. Newport Isolated. NEWPORT, R. I., Dec. 28.-(By messenger.)-Newport has now been three days without wire communica tion with the outside world as a result of the Christmas night storm. It is estimated by the telephone officials that the damage to their system will reach $100,000. Today, as yesterday, the brokers' offices were without mar ket quotations. Capia Is Missing. HAPSBURG, Dec. 28.-The German freight steamer Capua. with. a crew of 23 men, .has been given up for lost. She safled from this port Dec. 1 for Genoa, and was last sighted two days later. SACRIFICING THE LAMB IN WYOMINC Lack of Food and Cold Weather In duces Masters to Offer Flocks at a Dollar a Head. BUIFFALO, Wyo., l)ec. 28.-Range and weather conditions in this section are so bad that flockmasters are of fering their sheep for sale at $1 per head. These sheep could not have been purchased six weeks ago or before the severe cold and snow set in, for less than $6 per head. The weather has moderated slightly but continues severely cold at night. Little snow has melted and the lack of food and exposure to cold, it is pre dicted, will cause great loss to sheep raisers. Cattle are also in bad con dition. YOUTH HANGS HIMSELF. TOLEDO, U., Dec. 28.-Sent to the cellar because he refused to get his mother a pail of water, Herman Miller, aged 14, son of John Miller, 'anged himself today. --4+----- BRILLIANT FUNCTION FOR WAR SECRETARY Secretary of War Dickinson Greeted in Porto Rico by Delegation From Every Town. SAN JUAN, P. R., Dec. 28.-Gov ernor Colton's reception last night in honor of the American secretary of war, J. M. Dickinson, and Brigadier General Edwards, chief of the bureau of insular affairs, was unsurpassed even by that given to President Roose velt in 1906. Delegations from all towns in the Island and from all branches of society were present. The republican and unionist par ties, which have united to urge an telectivo senate and other reforms, have appointed a committee to confer with Secretary Dickinson. TRtAFFIC I STOPPED. IIEAI)WOOD. S. D., D)ec. 2. - The hIavy snow -which has fallen during Ilh. last 12 hours, accompanied by high winds, has stopped all railroad traffic in this part of the state. No or trains can get through and the lins have suspendeid until the tracks .r1 cleared INSISTS HE IS PRESIDENT Madriz Only Named As a Provisional Executive NOT A PRISONER Denies That Mexican Government Is Restraining Him of His Liberty. Favors the Unity of All Central American Republics Through Inter. vention of Mexico and United States. ORDOBA, Mexico, Dec. 28.-Jose Santos Zelaya declared tonight that he is still president of Nica ragua, although he may never go back to that country to enjoy the priv ileges of the office. Madriz, he assert ed, is only a provisional president, and he (Zelaya) has not relinquished the office. Zelaya toaay neumea that he was a prisoner in the hands of the Mexican officials in any sense of the word. He was asked whether it was a fact, as reported from Managua, that as a refugee from Nicaragua, the Mex ican government accepted responsi bility for his person and in doing so looked upon him as a prisoner. He stated emphatically that such was not the case and that he was free to go where he chose. Zelaya declared that he favored friendly intervention on the part of the Mexican and United States gov ernments to the end that a consolida tion of all the Central American re publics might be Ibrought about. He said he believed Secretary Knox was now realizing the injustice of his attitude toward him and declared he could not .understand why the secre tary should have molested him. It was Zelaya's opinion that the war would end within two months. but he would not venture an opinion as to which side would be successful. YOUNG PEOPLE TO HOLD OPEN HOUS[ Y. IV. C. A. Will Join With Youun 3hen's Association in Entertain inj on New Year's Day. From Wednesday's Daily. In accordance with a custom which is prevalent in all large cities hut which has never been started here, the Young Women's Christian asso ciation will unite with the Young Men's Christian association in holding a reception in the Y. M. C. A. building. on New Year's day from 2 to 10 p. m. Details of the reception are in the course of preparation and an invita tion to the public will be extended soon. The "open house" promises to the more than a formal affair. for the entire nem bership of both organiza tions will he enlisted in the work of entertainment. Each of the young people's societies of the various churches will be given a room in the association building to decorate, re freshments will be served and there will be two programs of merit in addition to music throughout the hours of the reception. Members of the boards of directors of the two in stitutions will form the reception line, and it is the desire of the asso ciations to make the reception as much of a public and civic event as is possible. To this intent an invita tion will be extended every man and woman in Billings to attend the recep tion and to take this opportunity of inspecting the association building and the work carried on there. Crew of Schooner Almost Specters Coomissary Carried Away by Typhoon They Cross Pacific On Short Rations. IIOQUIIAN, Wash., Dec. 28. -- Iles. crew reduced to almost specters from slow starvation and with the captain believed to be dying, the schooner Mamie A. Caine was trted into Grays Harbor with only a few pounds of moldy hardtack standing between the men and death. The steamer sailed from Hypong China, Sept. 20, and was still off the China coast when a typhoon almost wrecked the vessel and carried awa3 most of the food supplies. For almost 18 days the captain and crew were on such short rations that had adverse winds been encountered off this coast, all admit they must have perished. Captain Olsen was too near death from heart disease superinduced by lack of food. physicians say. to per mit him to be removed to a hospital. CONIRESSMAV'S SON SUICIDES. ST. IOUTS, Dec. 29. - Jerome .\ Coudrey. 18 years old, son of Con gressman Harry M. Coudrey, shot and killed himself last night at his apart ment at the lilekingham club. Con gressman C'otdrve is enroute from Washington in a special train. No cause for the suicide is known. COLLEIGE FOUNDER DEAD. ATLANTIC CITY, N. .J.. Dec. 29. Arthur Gilman. governor of Camn bridge university. Massachusetts. died yesterday. 11l' w..s 72 years old. lie was thel founder of Itadeliffe1 college. lHe t rote nulnneolls historicail works. SAYS ALFALFA IS COOD CROP Present High Prices for Hay Empha sizes One Value of Alfalfa to Yellowstone Farmer. EXCELLENT FERTILIZER A. F. Marsh of Producers Association Encourages Keeping of Current Quotations by Distributing Files to C(ommercial Clubs. From Wednesday's Daily. "Alfalfa hay in the stack is. worth $10 a ton today, and there isn't any of it to be had,' declared A. F. Marsh of the Yellotwstone Valley Producers association yesterday when questioned concerning the reported shortage of feed in this section of the state. "I mean that good alfalfa is worth $10," continued Mr. Marsh. "Of course, theer are as many different grades of hay as there are of anything else, but good alfalfa is proving to be ai very paying crop this season, owing largely to the early winter and the unex pected early demand for feed from the stockmen. But even at $5 a ton I hold that alfalfa is one of the best crops a larnier can raise, for it has a double value. "'There is but little doubt but that for the coming few years alfalfa hay will be at top notch figures. But its second, and in some cases its chief value lies in its qualities as a fertil izer, and there isn't a fertilizer in existence that is so well adapted to Yellowstone valley climate as alfalfa. It grows well here, and it always leaves the land in beter shape for a more valuable crop. Intensified agri enlture, which has already taken a firm hold on lands of the Yellowstone valley. necessitates the cultivation of fertilizing crops, and alfalfa can be rrommended as the best obtainable." This week's edition of the bulletin of the association was printed yester day, and as usual contains the latest reports on current prices on produce. A feature of the bulletin is an article contending for the local advertising of Montana products. The sale of the Slack celery at prices which netted its grower $%t00 an acre, is cited as an example that the Yellowstone valley is not behind Kalamazoo- inl this re gard, and urges that the hotels of the city whenever possible will in their Imnlinls mention the fact that the po tatcie-. clery and other produce served oi their tables are grown lo cally alnd are credited to the Yellow stonei valley. Mr. \iarsil says that locally the as sociation is receiving much advertis ing and that its plans for the advance ment of local produce are meeting with flattering success. But on ac count of the strike the association has been unablle to ship as many carloads of Yellowstone grown potatoes as was at first hoped, and for this reason the development of the eastern fancy mar 'tet has not progressed very rapidly. In order to encourage the preserv ing of the weekly bulletin containing :he crop reports, Mr. Marsh has sent to each commercial club on the mail ing list a very handy file where the Ibulletins can be kept for reference and which will enable any comnler cial organization to tell at a glance the prices which have been current for the year on any line of pIroduce. HAWAIIAN GOVERNOR MUST PAY A FINE Will Be Docked in Expense Account for Using Foreign Vessel Be tween .imerican Ports. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.-When Governor Frear of Hawaii, who has been in Washington on government business, turns in his expense ac count, the will confront the United States auditor with a problem. He sailed today for Honolulu on the Jap anese liner Tenyo Maru and, under the coastwise navigation act. was forced to pay a federal fine of $400 for his wife and daughter imposed on passengers traveling between two American ports in a foreign bottom. ----+------ ADVANCE IN COAL. C'I('AGO. Dec. 28.-Despite a slight loosening of the freight congestion in the railway terminals in and about Chicago. coal took an upward tilt of 25 to 40 cents a ton yesterday, ac cording to the schedules of some deal ers. Carrie Appeals Her Case in Washington Mrs. Nation Will Not Pay $100 for Smashing Bar Intil Court of Appeals Acts. WASHINGTON. Dl)e. 28.-Mrs. Car rie Nation has appealed the case in which she was fined $100 for smash ing the bar at the Union station in this city some weeks ago from the police court to the district court of appieals. 1Her attorney has raised several constitutional questions, the principal one being that the prosecu tion should have been made in the name of the United States instead of the l)istrict of Columbia. - +- - ---- TIIREE ('IIIIDREN BURNED. PI'RATT. Kan., Dec. 28.- -Mrs. IHenry Itlanton left her homel this morning and went ancross the alley to talk toi a neigh|bor. W\hen she next looked at !lthe hou it was in flames and her t:.r,.o c(hildren were bilturInedl to d th. COUNCIL REVOKES CLANCY LICENSE At Special Session Held Last Even. ing Order Closing Saloon Is Passed. POLICEMEN TESTIFY Officers Bakke and Terrill Tell of Opposition of James Claney to Ar rest of Man in His Place-Clancy Given Opportunity. From Wednesday's Daily. At an adjourned meeting of the city council held last evening an or der revoking the license of the Silver Dollar saloon, 2710 Minnesota avenues, was passed, it being declared after the meeting by one of the city offi cials that the saloon will be closed today. The order is the outcome of the arrest of James Clancy, one of tite proprietors of the place, about a month ago on a charge of resisting an officer, in that he attempted to hinder Officer Terrill in arresting a man wanted on a charge of attempted larceny. James Clancy, 'who plead guilty to the charge of resisting 'the officer and who was fined $50 in police court, was given an opportunity to present his side of the case before the council. He made a short statement, in which he declared that at the time he was slightly under 'the influence of liquor; that heretofore he has always run his place in an orderly fashion, and that he was willing to sell out and leave the city if the council would give him an opportunity to do so. He did not deny any of the charges against him, but insinuated that the council 'was making a scapegoat of him and that he was being singled out among many who were equally as guilty as he. Officer llakke was called and testi fied that on the night of Nov. 27 he went to the Silver Dollar saloon in company with a sheepherder, who came to the station and declared that two men had attempted to rob him while he was crossing the tracks at Twenty-seventh street, and that he had broken away from them and had seen themn go into tlhe Clancy saloon. He stated that when he attempted to arrest the m;an pointed out by the sheepherder as one who had attempted to hold him up that Clancy came from behind the bar and. grasping tihe man by the arm. declared. "You can't. arrest any man in my saloon." Following which iBakke declared C'lancy under arrest, and upon the saloonnlanll refusal to accompany him to thel station, telephoned for an extra policeman, Officer Terrill answering the summons. Bakke stated that while he 'was waiting for Terrill's arrival Clancy told the man under arrest to make 'his getaway through the back door. Terrill confirmed Officer Bakke's statements relative to what happened after his arrival. When questioned as to whether or' not Clancy had run his place of busi ness in a proper manner, the officers declared that two robberies had been reported, but that in neither case had any arrests been made. City Attorney Johnston stated that Clancy's statement that he was slight ly drunk at the time was his weakest Iloint. and that any saloon man who was drunk 'while on duty was not running 'his place of business as it should bn run. He stated that the city had good cause to revoke the license, and the order closing the sa loon was accordingly passed. WANT NEGATIVE CUTTER. According to a notice posted by the civil service commission our Uncle Samuel is in need of a negative cutter, to be employed in the engraving and printing division of the geological survey, and toward that end an ex 'amination will be held in this city on January 22, from which an eligible to fill the position will be chosen. The salary is from $720 to $900 annu ally, and physical ability will count as 40 per cent In the test, while the remaining 60 per cent will he rated on experience. A feature of the test is that applications from deaf mutes will be accepted. Russell Sage's Widow May Withdraw Offer Her Presentation of Half a Million to Bible Society Depends On Latter's Financial Showing. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.-The Ameri can Bible society may lose $500,000 unless it can raise $125,000 between now and next Friday. It is that much short of the $500,000 subscription which it has been endeavoring to raise in order to take advantage of a $500, 000 endowment gift offered by Mrs. Russell Sage. Officials of the society say there is small likelihood of raising the amount necessary. They hope at least Mrs. Sage may be induced to duplicate the amount already subscribed. WILL OPEN STORE. John Murphy, a former resident of Silesia. is preparing to engage in the grocery business in this city soon after January 1. Mr. Murphy has leased a storeroom in the new Hirsch building on South Thirty-first street and opposite South park. -- -4--+--- BIlNK CAR 18 BI'RNED. From Thursday's Daily. A fire which for a time threatened 'he ice houses and other frame build ings in the vicinity of the Northern Pacific roundhouse broke out last .,vening shortly after 6 o'clock in a bunk car which was standing on a siding in tlih local freight yards. 'The tire w.-s caused )by an overh,:lateld t(ov\' aind was not .xtingugished until Ifttl th" lntio e ar was in ruins. FOUR DAMS OF SOLID MASONRY Irrigation Scheme Contemplated Will Require the Erection of Large Structures. HEAD OF MUSSELSHELL Billings Firm Makes Preliminary Sur veys and Will Report on Feasibility of New Project-To Irrigate About 40,000 Acres. If the plans of a group of Minne apolis capitalists who are interested in the development of lands along the new line of the Milwaukee, northwest of this city, are carried through to a successful completion, construction will begin next summer on four large dam breasts in the canons of the small streams which flow frim the southern side of the Little Belt moun tains and which form the headwaters of the Musselshell river, and the ulti mate irrigation of from 30,000 to 40, 000 acres of fine land in the eastern part of Meagher county and west of the Billings & Northern railroad. The preliminary surveys for the work have been made by L. M. Hatch, of the engineering firm of Lillis & Hatch of this city. Mr. Hatch recently re turned from the scene of the proposed reservoirs, where he has spent seven weeks in field work, and is preparing maps and estimates which will soon be submitted to the Minneapolis people for their approval Mi. r. atch expressed the opinion yesterday that. the scheme is feasible and that work on the dams and ditches will proh ably begin soon. The irrigation scheme is one of the most complicated from an engineering stanlipoint that has ieen attempted in Montana. The land lies north of the town of Two Dot on the Mil waukee line. and northwest of liar lowtown, one of the coming cities of central Montana. The plan of con serving the flood waters of the Mus selshell and turning them over the dry lands has been considered for some time, ibt it was not until last fall that eastern men who have t:.' financial hacking to put the project through investigatled its good points and decided to 'have the preliminary surveys made. calling on the Billings firm for the work. If Mr. Hatch's reports alr taliirov\'d the syndioate will form l a. stock company and begin construction, which will occupy the greater part of next summer. The plans for Ilrigation call for th , construction of foiur large stone datnI breasts, varying in height from 15(1 to 250 feet, whicih will dam the waters of the Musselshell for a considerable distance tand create the first large I'eservoir for the storage of irrigation water in eastern Montana. The val ley of the Musselshell. unlike that of the Yellowstone, can not lay claim to an unlimited water supply, for the stream does not have as large a water shed as the Yellowstone. But it is claimed that by the construction of the breasts an ample volume of water for irrigation can lie obtained and that the cost of the work per acre of irrigable land will not tIe greatly in excess of the cost of irrigation work along the Yellowstone. The building of the system will mean the settlement and. cultivation of a large area of very rich land which is now but sparingly settled by dry land farmers, and the development of a district which, although a con siderable distance from this city, in a way is Billings territory and which will be largely supplied by the wholo sale houses of this city. FINED FOR GIVING LIQUOR TO A:MINOR E. E. Murphy Is First to Be Arrested and Convicted of Violating New Ordinance. E. E. Murphy, proprietor of a small store in a tent at the corner of Twenty-ninth street and Montana ave nue, was yesterday afternoon ar raigned before Judge Mann on a charge of giving liquor to a minor. Murphy was arrested on a similar complaint Friday of last week, but the formal charge was not made until yes terday morning. He entered a plea of guilty and was fined $50, which he paid. The offense was in violation of the recently enacted city ordinance which makes it a crime for a minor to frequent a saloon, for the proprie tor or bartender of a saloon to allow a minor in the saloon and for anyone to sell or give intoxicating liquors to a minor. It is said that otlher arrests will hie made in the near future. ------- ~ --- -- Philippines Want Larger Homesteads Island Delegates to Congress Will Ask for Many Needed Reforms for Their People. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.-The two Philippine delegates to congress. Benito Legardo and Manuel Quezon. have arrived in Washington for the congressional session and britng with them requests from the people of the islands for a number of reforms. They will ask that homesteapds in the Philippines on which a single in dividual may file be enlarged from to acres to 125 acres. This refers to lands in the "public domain," and has no connection with the friar lands. Advertise that property just to show that you are in earnest about selling it. Gazette ads get results.