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OF TWO WEEKS Failare of Heating Apparatus to Arrive Will Retard Completion of the Polytechnic BuIldings. THIRTY NEW STUDENTS Many Have Written to School for Rooms During Second Term and Enrollment Will Be Second Largest in State. With an enrollment exceeded only by the state agricultural college at Bozeman, the Billings Polytechnic in stitute will open its second term on next Monday, January 3, in its old quarters in the Odd Fellows building. That the school must resume its ses sions in cramped quarters downtown is deeply regretted by those in charge, but because of unavoidable delays in the delivery of the heating apparatus for the new buildings west of this city the school will of necessity have to hold its sessions for two weeks more in rooms in the Odd Fellows building. In speaking of the opening of the second term E. T. Eaton, finan cial director of the school, said: "No one regrets the necessity of reopening in the old quarters more than we of the faculty, but it can not -be helped, and for another two weeks at the longest the Polytech will be compelled to hold its classes in the same rooms used during the first of the term. We are confident that the delay will not be for more than two weeks, but the erection of the build ings has been delayed so often that we are not prepared to announce a day definitely. "The delay in the completion of the new buildings can not be charged to local causes, but is due entirely to the switchmen's strike, which has tied up a shipment of apparatus for the heating plant, the very heart of the buildings during this cold weather. With the exception of the heating plant and the pumping sta tion the new buildings are ready. but we can not hold school Without heat and water, and until they can be provided the old quarters will have to do. When we move five buildings will be ready, including the main hall, which will be formally dedicated about the first of February, and four dormitories, one of which contains a a large dining hall. A 'bus will be run between the city and the school for the benefit of the pupils pending the builddng of the interurban line past the school." According to Director Eaton an even 30 new pupils will register the first of next week. Some of these are in the city, others have written and reservdd rooms, and all the for mer out-of-town pupils have ex pressed their determinations to return and finish the year's work. When school closed for the Christmas vaca tion the enrollment had exceeded the 200 mark, the goal set for the first year, and when it opens again next Monday there will be more pupils at tending the Billings Polytechnic in stitute than there are enrolled in any other educational institution of the state with the exception of the state agricultural college at Bozeman. "And we will be ahead of the Aggies when next fall comes," added Mr. Eaton. TO VOTE ON BONDS EARLY IN JANUARY Laurel Citizens Will Float Issue for Building of Sewers and Water Works. Because of numerous delays and the fact that many of the citizens of the new railroad town will not become qualified voters before the first of the year, the special election, scheduled to take place in Laurel last month, was postponed and will be held some time early next month. It is felt that the delay in calling the election will work no particular delay in the completion of the water works and sewer systems, for all the prelim inary work relative to the sale of the issue and the awarding of the con tracts can be disposed of before spring, when work can begin. The town of Laurel is being sup plied with water from a standpipe connected with the water works of the Northern Pacific. The water is sold at reasonable figures and a long haul from the river is thus avoided. The plans for the new water works and sewer systems have been adopted, and call for the creation of two reser voirs on the bluffs north of the city, the laying of several .miles of water and sewer pipe and the erection of a sewage disposal station near the Yel lowstone river east of the city. For this latter purpose a plot of ground has been secured and it is said that Laurel will be the first city on the Yellowstone river which will comply with the new state laws requiring sewage water to be purified before it is turned into a stream. HANSEN-SCHEIBLE. Julius P. Hansen and Miss Kath erine Scheible were united in mar riage yesterday afternoon by Justice Smith in his offices in the Babcock block. They will leave soon for the Hansen ranch near Carneyville, Wyo., where they will make their home. PAID THE FINE. Gladys Norton, the young woman charged with securing two suits at. the Hayhurst store under questionable circumstances several months ago, has paid the fine imposed in a justice court. •The appeal which she took to the district court 'will be dismissed. STORM EFFECTS NOW APPARENT Sheepmen Admit That Cold Weather Has Injured Sheep to Some Extent in This Locality. NEXT SPRING'S PRICES Commission Man Declares That All Quotations On Wollobacks Are Up in the Air and Makes Estimate of Probable April Prices. After weeks of anxiety for the safety of their flocks, the sheepmen of this county and nearby on the south and east are beginning to acknowledge that the cold snap has worked some injury to the sheep interests. Bands in the hills sustained losses in cases where it was impossible to move the sheep to feed and shelter. The injury is being minimized as much as pos sible and in no instance is a Mon tana sheepman offering to sell his band at a sacrifice, as is reported to have been done in northern Wyoming. In speaking of the local conditions a Billings stockman declared: "There is no use denying that the cold of the past few weeks has worked a great hardship on the flocks which were far from shelter and feed. A few of the weaker sheep have fallen by the way, and some sheep, even if the weather does moderate, as I believe it is going to do, will die unless they are placed in the "hospital." But the damage to local bands has not been very great and the calamity howlers who say that the cold weather will put ,the sheepmen of the Yellowstone out of business are woeful:ly mistaken. "There is a great abundance of good feed on the range, but the ewes and lambs are finding it hard to get at it. The succeeding spells of cold and warm weather have formed a crust of about six inches in depth which a man can walk over without breaking, and of course the sheep cannot get through this to the feed." In commenting on the Wyoming sit uation, a local commission man de clared: "I am trying to find out if there is any truth in the rumors that Wyo ruing sheepmen have suffered much through the storm. Toward that end I am sending out a great many let ters where bands of any size are be ing offered at $1 a head, as was re porte' a 'few days ago. I was talk ing with a sheepman from Cody yes terday, who said that some sheep had died as the result of the storm and that snow to a depth of a foot covers the range in the western part of the Big Horn basin. Sheepmen from Pompey's Pillar and to the east report that some sheep are dying, but no great loss is reported. "The market is up in the air and it is absolutely impossible to fix any local prices. Just what effect the winter will have on prices next April is hard to determine, but I should judge that lambs purchased at $3.50 this fall will have to bring at least $5.25 between April 1 and 15 if the sheepmen are going to break even on them. This will include all expense of feed, taxes, loss and interest on the investment, and is based on figur ing hay at not over $5 a ton. As a matter of fact hay cannot be obtained now at that figure. The latest sale of hay I heard was at $12 a ton, and there is plenty of it in the valley, which the farmers are holding off the market for even higher prices." TO SEND BODY EAST. Remains of Mrs. A. C. Spencer To Be Buried at Old Home. The body of Mrs. A. C. Spencer, wife of County Auditor Spencer of Red Lodge, who died in Red Lodge Tues day evening, reached Billings last night and will leave this city on No. 4 tonight for the former home of the deceased in the East. Mrs. Spencer, a daughter of C. L. Wilcox of 118 Clark avenue, was well known in this city, having lived here a number of years. Death was caused by blood poisoning following the birth of a son on I)ecember 16. -----+--- - SAYS CONVENTION BEST EVER HELD I. D). O'Donnell Gives Flattering De scription of Assembly of State Teachers at Bozeman. I. I). O'l)onnell, a member of the Billings school board who has been attending the sessions of the 1Montana Teachers' institute at Bozeman and who delivered an address before the convention Wednesday. returned to Billings yesterday with a glowing de scription of the success of the con vention and the manner in which the city of Bozeman entertained the teachers and instructors of the state. Mr. O'Donnell said: 'The institute was by far the most successful and the best attended that the teachers of the state have held. The program was especially well ar ranged, and it is my opinion that every teacher who attended was greatly benefited by what he or she saw and heard at those meetings. "Billings was well represented, and County Superintendent Sara E. Morse showed herself to be more than an able speaker in the way she respond ed to the greeting of the city of Boze man on the first day of the gathering. Superintendent Nye of this city took hotween 35 and 40 new memllberships to the convention from this city and the total membership registered. over 300. was the largest identified with the work of the state association. Whon I left Ilozeman the IBillings deleg:tion was making a fight for the Iinext convention, with no opplosition X('el)lt tHunters Ilot Springs, and with what appearedu'l to me to . a ood c'hlan re to will. BILLINGS GETS THE CONVENTION Next Session of State Teachers' Asso dation Will Meet in This City In December, 1910. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Dr. Swain of State Normal Named as President While Mrs. Morse of This City Will Be Secretary-Prof. Nye on Executive Board. Triumphant over having secured the 25th session of the Montana Teachers' association for this city and declaring that the meetings which have just closed in Bozeman have been of inestimable value to the workers in the public schools, the Billings delegation to the Bozeman meetings returned to this city last night and have pledged their undi vided attention from this time until the calling of next year's convention toward making the meetings in Bill ings even more of a success than those which have just closed. In speaking of the matter County Super intendent of Schools Sara E. Morse said yesterday evening: "We shall expect every citizen of Billings to aid us in making the en tertainment of the state teachers next December fully in keeping with Bill ings's standing reputation for hos pitality. This is the first time that the association has agreed to meet as far east as Billings, and in getting the convention of 1910 the delega tion from this city had the undivided support of every member present who lives in the eastern part of the state and in the Yellowstone valley. For this aid we are deeply grateful, and we shall repay it by making next year's gathering an exceptionally good one." In the session which yesterday brought the Bozemen meetings to a close officers for the coming year. were elected, two Billings educators receiving honors in this line. The newly elected officers are Dr. Swain of the state normal, Dillon, president; B. E. Coan, Chouteau, first vice presi dent: W. C. Ryan. Big Timber, second vice president; W. Davis, Deer Lodge, third vice president: Dr. Clark, Dil lon, treasurer: Mrs. Sara E. Morse. Billings, secretary. Prof. Ward H. Nye of the Billings schools was elect ed as a member of the executive board to serve for a term of three years. WILL STRIKE HOUR FROM WASHINGTON Bell TelephQue (omlpany to ('o-Ope rate With Government inl sound ing Death of 1909. There will be no guessing about the exact minute that the year 1909 ceases to be and the year 1910 begins this evening, for the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company, acting in co-ope ration with the government, has taken upon itself the task of informing every citizen in Billings and every city in the land where its wires are strung just when the old year passes out and the new year comes in. Such is the information contained in a telegram received yesterday by Manager II. G. Long of the Billings office, and, oc cording to Mr. Long, the company is anxious to do the striking of the mid night hour for all its patrons and for all clubs and gatherings where the signal will be appreciateG. Back in the national capital there is a government observatoty which is to this country what Greenwich is to England.. It is in this building that I-ncle Sam regulates the time. and tonight at 11:55, 12:55, 1:55 and 2:55 the telegraph wires of the Bell com pany will be cleared so that the in struments may be set ticking as the big government clock tolls off the hour of midnight. At exactly 2 o'clock by the government clock the signal will be given which will tell of the passing of the year to those living in the western time zone, and the signal will be instantaneously transmitted to the Bell office in this city, where all telephones connected for the signal will be set jangling. Mr. Long says that all gatherings which will appreciate the service will be welcomed to it, and urges that these desiring to be informed via the 1(el wires will notify the office today. ALVIN GODWIN DIES. ucecombs to Attack of Pneumonia After Illness of a Week. Alvin Godwin, aged 60 years and a resident of this vicinity for the past four years, died yesterday morning at a local institution after an illness of but a week, death being due to an attack of pneumonia. The deceased is survived by four children, June Godwin and Mrs. N. P. Phillips of 614 North Twenty-sixth street, and .lohn and Dean Godwin of Utica, Ill. Mr. Godwin, a native of Illinois, spent the greater part of his life in that state, coming to Billings about four years ago and for a time farm ing :n the Billings bench. Arrange ments for the funeral will not be made until it is definitely learned when the two sons living in Utica. Ill.. can reach this city. -4 MARRIAGE LI('ENSES. Licenses were issued by Clerk Jones of the district court yesterday for the marriage of the following couples: Charles E. Mitchell of Broadview and \liss Edith Richmond of Camden. N. .I ; lHenry Ostwalt and Miss Lizzie IKrum. both of Laurel; Julius i. Flan ~,n of ('larneysville. \Wyo., and Miss lKatherine Schuble of Len.mon. S. I).; ;I,. Vales and Miss Helen i. Blrad :.,rd. both of Litingston. FEATURES OF NEW YEAR RECEPTION Best Musical Talent in City Will Be On Program at Y. M. C. A. Tomorrow. ASSOCIATIONS UNIT E Organizations of Young Ladies and Young Men Will Jointly Be Hosts and Hostesses to the People of Bill. nugs-All Invited. With all its halls gaily decorated especially for the occasion the Y. M. C. A. building will tomorrow 'be thrown open to the public in the New Year reception which will be given jointly by the Young Women's and Young Men's Christian associations of this city. In the reception line will be a number of the members of the boards of trustees of the two organizations, and the members of the two associa tions will unite in an endeavor to make the reception one of the leading events of the 'winter and a fitting precedent for the establishment of the New Year reception as a feature of the day in years following. The hours of the reception are from 2 to 10 and an invitation is extended to every man, woman and child to attend and to inspect the association building. For the occasion some of the best musical talent of the city has been obtained; Smith's orchestra has; been engaged, Prof. Clarence Pease, W. B. Calhoun and C. M. Talcott will render vocal solos, Mrs. Charles C. Brown is on the program for a violin solo and there 'will be readings by Miss Imojean Earl and R. T. W. Duke. The program will begin at 8 o'clock, but throughout the hours of the re ception there will be numerous fea tures of interest to those to- whom the association and its work are strangers. Two basketball games have been scheduled to demonstrate the 'physical work of ,the association, the first be ing in the afternoon and between the junior teams of Laurel high school and the Billings Y. M. C. A., and the sec ond being in the evening and between two teams of the local association. No admission will be charged to the games, they being for the purpose of giving the people of Billings a chance to see how gymnasium work is carried on in the association. Refreshments will be served during the evening. TAKES A BIG CONTRA('T. Former Billings Man Has Million Dollar Job for New York. The news has reached this city that Jules Breuchaud, a former citizen of Billings, has been awarded the con tract for the construction of the head works of the water system which will carry the water of the Catskills into the city of New York and will insur° the metropolis of the country a con ;tant suppiy of u)nre water. Ills bid for the work was $1,146,000. He has also been associated with the firm of Coleman, Breuchaud & Coleman, which is erecting the $8,000,000 Cro ton dam, a part of the water works system. Mr. Breuchaud came to Billings at the time of the construction of the Northern Pacific and made this city his home for a number of years in the pioneer days. At one time he owned considerable land lying west of this city, now owned by the Subur ban Homes company, and is well re membered by all the pioneers of the city. DAY WAS SPENT IN ANXIOUS WAITING Broadview Contractor Has Poor Opin ion of Train Service Which Delays Bride's Arrival. Yesterday was by no means a happy 24 hours for one Charles E. .Mitchell of Broadview, who spent the day in meeting trains and saying mean things about the railway service and the cold weather wnich prevented his bride-to be from arriving in Billings on sched ule time. For yesterday morning Mr. Mitchell, who is a well-known con tractoru of the thriving town in the Lake basin, appeared at the office of the clerk of the district court and ap plied for a marriage license. then en gaged the services of Dr. II. Samuel Fritsch for 1 o'clock in the afternoon, after which he went to the station, only to be informed that No. 1, the train on which Miss Edith Richmond. formerly of Camden, N. .1., was sup posed to be a passenger, was four hours late. But the arrival of No. I brought no joy to the waiting groom, for Miss Richmond did not descend from the steps of the Pullman. A telegram, however, appeared to announce that his bride had missed train connec tions in St. Paul and that she -would come on the next train. As matters stood at a late hour last evening the bride was scheduled to arrive early this morning and the services of the Congregational minister have been de ferred until this morning at 10 o'clock. -- ------4 SIIT FOR DIVORCE. Josephine Stickney began proceed ings against Fred l. Stikney in the district court yesterday to obtain a di vorce. They were married in St. Paul nearly six years ago. It is charged that the defendant has failed to sup port her, although able to earn $100 a month. - ------+- BITTERLY COLD. KANSAS CITY, lDec. 29. -Bitter cold weather prevailed in the Mis souri valley today. the temlperature ranging froni zero at Kansas ('itv to 20 helow at llnron. S. D. MATCH GOES TWO HOURS TO A DRAW Teddy Ferrell, Improved by a Month of Training, Shows Remarkable Improvement. BUSCH'S DISADVANTAGE Three Times Local Wrestler Had Ger. man Down, but Could Not Complete the Fall-Refuses to Finish With Strangle Hold. After two hours of as good 'wrest ling as has been seen in the state the match last night between Teddy Fer rell, the local champion, and Carl Busch, middleweight champion of Ger many, was declared a draw. The hon ors of the event go to Ferrell, who, by consistent training, has developed wonderful speed during the past month and who thrice had Busch at a distinct disadvantage, but failed to make good the opportunities offered him. But the draw was by no means a dis credit to Busch. The German was. in the game from start to finish, but the greater height and weight and the training which Ferrell has received from Professor Button were against him and never did' he succeed in get ting the local man off the mat, as 'was the case in their first meeting on Thanksgiving day. Ferrell played de cidedly more of an aggressive game than he did on Turkey day and showed up in a way which speaks well for his aspirations for a berth as one of the foremost wrestlers of the country. At the close of two hours of even struggling a halt was called and Busch offered to finish the match with the strangle hold allowed. But to this Ferrell would not consent, as he is practically an amateur at the game and has not been trained for this style of wrestling. The two men then shook hands and expressed the hope that another match could be arranged in the near future. Ferrell had trained down to 198 for the match and was in much better condition than on the date of the first match. Busch will leave the city today for Sheridan to wrestle Stanley this even ing. He will continue to make his headquarters in this city. A subse quent match to dispose of the divided honors of last night will be arranged. iMAVERICKS TO DANCE THE OLD YtAR OU1 I wenty-first Annual Ball of Volun teer Hose Company Will Be Held Tonight. For the twenty-first time in the his tory of the Maverick Hose company the members of that organization will spend this evening watching the old year out and the new year in, the watch meeting to be held in the Coli scum and dancing to be the principal diversion of the hours immediately preceding and following the death of the old and the birth of the new year. The Maverick ball, like the Maverick banqueit, is one of the history mark lng features of the organization, and the committee in charge of the ball this year has spared neither time nor expense in its preparations toward making the ball of 1909-1910 one of the greatest events of the winter's social calendar. The dance, incidentally the last that will be held in the Coliseum for some Itime, for the building is soon to be turned into a skating rink, promises to be largely attended. Smith's or chestra has been secured for the oc casion and everyone in the city. whether identified with the organiza tion which in the days of old saved Billings from many a disastrous fire, or not, is invited to join with the hose Scompany in dancing the old year out and the new year in. --+- --- FORTUNE IN MONTANA AWAITS A PRISONE I ('iconi. Detained at Ellis Island, Claims to Have Property Worth Thousands at Ruby. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.--Jose Ciconi, a would-be Hungarian emigrant, is a most unfortunate person. tHe cannotl get his release from Ellis Island until he tiles a heavy bond and he cannot get a bond, he says, until he goes to Ruby. Mont., and claims the fortune that his brother has left him there. Ciconi has a through ticket to Rubly, where, he says, his son, Jacob, is liv ing. lls brother Henry died there a month ago, leaving him a fortune which he estimates at several hundredi thousand dollars. - -+---- ON A S.D MISSION. From Wednesday's Daily. W. J. Hawkins, general agent of the Northern Pacific in Laurel and for merly chief clerk of the freig'ht office in this city, was in Billings yester day, en route to Shawnee, Okla., where he was called to attend to the removal of the body of an uncle to his former home in Red Oak, Iowa. The uncle was killed in a boiler explosion a few days ago, the sad news reaching Mr. Hawkins yesterday. ANO'l'THER l SYLI'M EXPOSED. GIUTiIRIE, Okla., Dec. 30.-Ill treatmtent of patients, lack of heating facilities, unsanitary food, untrained nIlturses and attendants, and negligence on the part of the suplerinltentdenlt are (harged inll special report to Gov rln Haskell on conditions in the :iNto insane asylumn at Fort Supply. 1:11, today by .Miss Kate Iilarnard, *at' (co() uissioneltr of charities and TO MAKE REPORT ON ALL PAVING In Compliance With Request of Coun ell City Engineer Corn Will Submit Estimates Soon. ALL CLASSES TESTED Office of Engineer Is Filled With Samples of Brick, Wood Blocks and Other Paving Materials Sent in Anticipation of Improvements. In accordance with a recent request of the city council that he prepare an exhaustive report of the various kinds of paving material which will be suit able for annihilating the mud and slime of the main streets of the city, City Engineer W. S. Corn has been engaged during the recent cold and stormy days in preparing estimates of the cost of paving with various materials and will at an early meet ing of the council, probably on Jan uary 4, present to that body his opin ions and figures on the work. The report will be studied thoroughly by the council members and will be made public that the property owners who will create the improvement dis tricts for the paving may be given an opportunity to determine the class of paving material desired before the creation of the districts. Ever since the paving movement was started last fall the city offices have been the recipients of numerous samples of different kinds of material, sent by firms who are after the con tract for supplying the wood, brick or stone, as may be selected. Mr. Corn has samples of almost every kind of paving material in general use, and the public is always welcome to in spect these samples, which are kept at the city hall. The Carbolineum Wood Preserving company of Portland, Ore., yesterday submitted a wood block, treated by a slightly different process than is usu ally used in creosote block work, and which has been in use on Fourth avenue in Portland for the last nine years. Except for dirt stains the block is said to be in almost the same condition as when it was placed in the Portland street, the exposed edge being worn but slightly. Saml)les of wood blocks from other concerns are more in evidence than other classes of paving material, and it is said that the majority of the council favors accepting the advice of the city engineer of Minneapolis and using creosote blocks. It is pointed out by the advocates of the wood block paving that the material wears enually as well as brick in that it has been in use on the streets of some eastern cities from 25 to 35 years, and that it is better material than brick in that it makes an almost noiseless pavement and is easier on horses. From the standpoint of cost brick pavement will have the advantage over other materials if it can be pro duced in Billings. If the material has to be shipped in it is claimed that wood will cost no more than brick. Local clays, submitted to the vitrify ing process, have been transformed into as hard a -brick as that used in eastern cities, and the brick will have staunch ade'ocates when materials are up for selection. J.. D. O'Donnell had this to say of materials at a recent meeting of the Chamber of Commerce: "I am heartily in favor of boosting the home product whenever it is pos iable, and toward that end I would like to see Billings made brick given preference in the paving of the streets of the city. It is a simple matter to fully determine whether or not local shale will make a suitable paving material. I have been told that private tests have shown that we have an abundance of good paving shale in Yellowstone county. And toward that end I would advocate that, before any steps are taken in the selection of a paving material, the city have an official test of Billings material made to fully determine whether or not paving brick can be obtained here before any other mate rial is considered." ZERO IN PENNSYLVANIA. PITTSBURG, Dec. 30.-With the thermometer registered zero and in some places from 3 to 7 degrees below zero, western Pennsylvania tonight is in the grip of a bitterly cold blizzard, accompanied by snow flurries and high winds. From the outlying mountain dis tricts reports of deaths due to expo sure are coming in. In Greater Pitts burg several deaths have been re ported. CORPSE IS LOST ON MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY Jolted Out of Box It Is Found Five Miles Back by Sheriff's Officer. BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 30.-Sheriff lien nett and a posse left Rocky Spur Tuesday night with the body of J.ohn McCllntock, who had been killed by a sheep herder. When they were ready to remove the corpse from the wagon at Nampa yes terday morning, they were more than astonished to find it missing. Mutual assurances were exchanged that the body was in a pine box in the vehicle when the journey was begun. The box was still on hand but it was empty. The driver started back over the rough mountain road and at a point five miles from Nampa discovered the mortal remains of McClintock where' they had heen jolted from the wagon. An inquesl t will be held today. The shooting was done by Lafe Roe in a dispulte over rlnge. Roe ciainims self defense. MARKET SHOWS BULL SENTIMENT Brought About by Further Bedueties, in Estimates of Argentina's Crop. TRADING WAS LIGHT Transactions in December Decreased,. but Prices Well Maintained-- ay Was 'Strong and Closes at Almost the High Point-Corn Firm. CHICAGO, Dec. 30.-Further reduc tions in the estimates of the amount of wheat in Aregentina lwhidh will be available for export from the new crop caused considerable bullish sentiment. in the market here today. Trading in the December delivery was light and the price of that option ranged be tween $1.1714 and $1.19. May sold between $1.11% and $1.12%. The close was strong at about the high point, final quotations on Mlay 'being $1.12%; December closing at $1.18%. An improved shipping demand fromnt the East contributed to the late firm ness in the corn market. The close was firm, with prices 1/@%c to %c higher. Trading in oats was dull. The close was firm at almost the top with prices 8@1/4%c to ,.c higher. Provisions closed fairly steady with prices a shade lower to 7½c higher. Live Stock Quotations Chicago Livestock. CHICAGO, Dec. 30.--Cattle--Re ceipts, estimated at 9,000. Market 10 ;,l5c lower. Beeves, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Texas steers, $email@example.com; western steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; stockers and feed ers, $3.00t 5.20; cows and 'heifers, $2.00@ 5.20; calves, $email@example.com. Hogs-Receipts, estimated at 18,000. Market steady. Light, $firstname.lastname@example.org; mixed. $8.256t8.70; heavy, $8.300 8.70; rough, $email@example.com; good to choice heavy, $8.50q 8.70; pigs, $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulk of sales, $email@example.com. Sheep -Receipts, estimated at 15,000. M.larket steady. Native, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western, $3.60 i5,.70; yearlings, $6.50 it7.50; lambs. native, $email@example.com; we-stern, $5.75 D8.30. Omaha Livestock. SOUTHII OMAHA, Dec. 30.-Cattle Receipts, 3,500 head. Market slow to 10c lower. Native steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; western steers, $email@example.com; cows and heifers, $2.75@'4.40; stockers and feed ers, $2.75(@j5.15; calves, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs-Receipts, 5,700. Market 'was steady. Heavy, $email@example.com; mixed. $firstname.lastname@example.org; light, $email@example.com; pigs. $firstname.lastname@example.org; bulk of sales, $email@example.com. Sheep--Receipts, 8,800. Market slaw to 10c lower. Yearlings, $5.75D7.00; wethers, $5.25i 5.60; ewes, $firstname.lastname@example.org; lambs, $email@example.com. Minneapolis Grain. .\INNEAPOLIS, Minn.. l)ec. 30. Wheat-Dec., $1.12; May, $1.11%; cash, No. 1 hard, $firstname.lastname@example.org% ; No. 1 northern, $1.12((,l.13/4%; No. 2 north ern, $1.10.rll.ll4; No. 3 northern. $1.09011.10A. Corn-No. 3, yellow, 5834@591c. Oats--No. 3, white, 43Ctt437%c. Rye-No. 2, 73% .74 %c. --4 New York Sugar. NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-Raw sugar. steady; Muscovado, 89 test, $3.52; cen trifugal, 96 test, $4.02 molasses sugar. 89 test, $3.27; refined, steady. ---4-- Minneapolis Flax. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 3,. Flax closed at $2.07%. New York Hides. NEW YORK, Dec. 30.-Hides, dull. TO BOOST BILLINGS ON TOUR OF EASI T Basketball Team Provides Itself With Some Striking Advertisements for Minnesota Towns. True to the practice of every other association and individual of Billings the Billings Basketball Bunch, better known as the Triple Bs, are prepar ing to let the citizens of the Minne sota towns in which they are sched uled to play know just what part of the West they come trom and how good a place it is to go to for a new location. Not content with garbing them selves in uniforms which can not hell) but attract wide attention, the quint. under the management of Lieutenant E. P. Neill, has provided itself with a thousand large posters bearing the pictures of the team and with every available inch of space that is not required for announcing the time and place of the coming game, occupied with catchy lines and figures regard Ing the growth of Billings and the unusual opportunities offered for the new settler. The posters are sure to attract attention, as they will be lib erally distributed prior to the game in each town where the team will play. They bear, In addition to the advertising of Billings, the slogans of the Chamber of Commerce and the address of the secretary of that or ganization with the injunction to "write the secretary for more litera ture." The last date for a game with the Triple Bs was filled last night when the team of Bismarck, N. D., tele graphed its acceptance of the chal lenge of the Billings quint. As the schedule stands the team will play 12 games, going as far east as Red Wing, Minn.. and will leave this city on January 10 with the expectationl of being gone two weeks. -- - Subscribe for The Gazette. ltead the Big Sunday Gazette.