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RILY-ODWYER LIQUOR CO.
24 WEST BROADWAY Telephone 776.M family Liquor Store BULK LIQUORS We carry an extensive assortment of liquors in bulk at prices ranging from $0.oo to $6.oo per gallon. Quarts, pints and half pints in proportion. BRANDY $2.50, $4.00, $5.00 and $9.oo per gallon. Lomitas Brandy $1 Per Bottle From the best California Distillery, good flavor and a reliable article fot medicinal use. CALIFORNIA WINES The Best In the Market, from $1.00 to $2.00 Per Gallon Port, Angelica, Sherry, Muscatel, Sauterne, Catawba, Cabernet, Tokay. Bottles of the above Wines 25, 40 and 5o cents, according to quality. We buy in carload lots direct from the wine makers and can guarantee ab solute purity. ORDER PROMPTLY As we will be very busy from now until Christmas and we do not weat to disap point a single customer. SPECIAL-SIX BOTTLES Of Christmas Refreshments A VERY CHOICE ASSORTMENT I Large Bottle Rock and Rye.... ALL I Large Bottle Brandy............. I Large Bottle Whisky ........... I*OR I Large Bottle Port Wine ........ I Large Bottle Sherry Wine..... $3 1 Large Bottle Muscatel .......... $ .75 IF YOU DRINK AT ALL "Drink Old Jasper" MAIL ORDER BUSINESS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO k· • IMPEAICHMENt OF MAYOR PROBABLE "'LEXOW" COMMITTEE OF THE CITY COUNCIL RECOMMENDS AN INVESTIGATION. FINDS THE MAYOR GUILTY Malfeasance in Office Charged-Police Chief, Captain and Judge Are Also Found Fault With. (Continued from Page One.) ties," and to have "allowed other city offi cials to interfere with, and to some extent, control the conduct of his office." The committee, however, does not rec ominend that charges be preferred against the chief of police, the police judge and the police captain, for the reason, it is said, that these officials received their in structions and directions from the mayor of the city, this fact being in the opinion of the committee to some extent, a pallia tion for their actions. More to Come. The report of the "l.exow" committee is not yet complete. Other revelations are to follow. It is believed that the portion submitted Saturday night was hastened on Don't Overlook These Sensible Gifts In making gifts, especially for members of the family, it is always advisable to note whether something in the line of toilet requisits is not needed. These are useful and practical gifts and the selection of them is never regretted. Oliva Hair Brushes, Cloth Brushes. Hat Brushes, Complexion Brushes, Shaving Supplies, Fine Soa p, Fine Perfume, Atomizers, Manicure Sets, Toilet Cases, Mil itary Brushes ....... Newbro Drug Co. 109 North Main Street, l.ulte Largeot Drug House In the State account of persistent rumors to the effect that the mayor would soon begin pro ceedings against Aldermen M. Ryan, lHeaney, Lally' and A. C. Stevens, charging them with bribery in connection with cer tain mining leases alleged to have been given them in return for their support of the "solid eleven" in a fight against the mayor in the confirmation of several ap pointttents made by him. The judiciary committe of the council, to which the report of the "Lexow" com mittee was referred, meets tomorrow to consider the matter, and it is expected that on Wednesday the judiciary committee will formally report to the council on the ques tions involved. It is within the power of the council, by a two-thirds vote, after the proper legal proceedings, to depose the mayor, and it is the belief of many that t.,is will be done. Record of "Lexow" Committee. The report of the "Lexow" committee, signed by its members-Aldermen Galla gher, Lavelle, Gleeson, Siebenaler and lDoull-was as follows: "We have examined many witnesses as to the condition of the several city offices, and from the testimony of the witnesses introduced before your committee, we find as follows: "First. That the office of city treasurer is being conducted in a capable and effi cient manner, and in accordance with the provisions of law. "Second. That the office of city clerk is being conducted in a capable and effi cient manner and in acordance with the provisions of law. "Third. That the department of health of the city of Butte is being conducted in a capable and efficient manner and in accordance with the provisions of law. That the quarantine provisions of the sev eral ordinances of the city of Butte are not sufficiently comprehensive in their character and scope to enable the city phy sician to enforce quarantine regulations as strictly as they phould be, and we would recommend that the health committee con sult with the city physician and recommend to the city council an ordinance embracing such changes and additions to the several ordinanes of the city of Butte as will rem edy the defects now existing in the ordi nances of the city of Butte. "Fourth. That the oflice of the city engineer is being' conducted in a capable and efficient manner and in accordance with the provisions of law. "Fifth. That the police magistrate of the city of Butte, in the fixing of bonds and the disposition of some cases for the violation of the provisions of the city ordinances, has been consulting with and following the advice of other city officers as to what disposition to make of such cases, \Ve submit that the police court of the city of Bcutte is a separate and distinct department of the city; and that the ju dicial department of the city should not Your grocer would like to deal in everything else as in Schilling's Best tea bIding-powder spices coffee flavoring extracts soda but can't; he 'has no such backing in anything else. he controlled or influenced by the wishes n of any other department of the city. And n we would recommend that the police mag-, istrate of the city of Butte, in the conduct v of the affairs of the judicial department 1 of the city, shall so conduct that depart- a ment as to be free from the influence or b control of any of the officials of the sev- tI eral other departments of the city of t Butte. . "Sixth, TI at the records of the police court of the city are kept in accordance t with an old custom. That complaints are c filed against numerous persons, and en tered on the docket under the namtne of some one of these persons, and others, thus preventing any check being obtained as to the nantes of the persons who are arrested other than the first name given. We would recommend that the names of 1 all persons against whom complaints for violations of the ordinances of the city t are filed, he entered on the complaints, and afterwards entered in the police court docket of the city of Butte, and that when P person shall have been committed to the city jail that a commitment shall be made out and delivered to the city jailer, and that the city jailer shall be required onl the first of each month to tile away in a proper place, all commitments received by him during the month. We also find that, the records of the department have not been properly cared for, and that somec records are missing from the office. That' a part of the leaves have been taken from one of the docket books of the department, antd cannot be found or accounted for. And we recommend that a more careful supervision of such records be required 1 of the officers in charge thereof. "Seveenth-The testimony adduced be fore the committee also shows that here tofore it has been the custom of the police magistrate of the city of IButte to fix in blank, a bond in a certain sum against some person charged with the violation of a provision of the city ordinances, before such person is arrested, and before a com plaint has been filed in the police court of the city of Butte, and that the chief of po lice has been in the habit and custom of going to persons whom he might believe were guilty of violating some provision of the ordinance of the city of Butte, giving them a receipt as a bail bond receipt, to appear in the police court at a certain time; and that following this procedure complaints are drawn and filed in the po lice court of the city against the parties,. however, not always Iaming them, and upon their failure to appear, the police magistrate orders the money forfeited to the city of Ilutte, and no further proceed ings are had in the matter. Your commit tee is informed that under the law the for feiture by any person of a hail bond does not settle or dispose of the charge which is pending against such persons, and that the person who has paid money to the chief of police or other officer, and such money has been declared forfeited as a bail bond for nonappearance to stand trial, is still subject and, liable to prosecution for the charge against him, nutwithstanding such bail bond has been forfeited to the city. We would reconmmnd that com plaints be filed against perslons charged with violation of the city ordinances. and that the chief of police and police officers be required to arrest the persons charged with such violations of the ordinances, and bring them before the police magis trate, and that the police magistrate fix the bail bond of said persons himself, and that such persons be required to appear and stand trial, even though such bond he forfeited. And we would therefore reconm mend that the ordinances of the city of Butte be so amended as to prohibit the chief of police or any person other than tile police magistrate from fixing or ap proving the amount of bail that may be re quired from any person charged with the violation of the ordinances of the city of Butte, and that such amendments to the or dinances of the city shall be made as will provide for a complete system for the pay mtent of fine and forfeitures of hail bonds into the police court of the city of Butte, and not through other departments, and that such amendments shall be made as will keel) the police department separate and distinct from the judicial department of the pitv of Itste. "Eighth--'llat the police departmentl of the city of IButte has been conducted in such llanner as to provide protection from arrest, persons violating certain or dinalnces of the city of Butte, contrary to the provisions of law. It is perhaps but justice to the police department to say that the testimony shows that they have acted under the directions of the mayor of the city of Butte. But your committee are un ahle to find any provision of law which au thorizes tile chief of police, whether under the direction of the mayor of the city or not, to fail to enforce the laws of the state of Montana, or the ordinances of the city of Butte. The testimony shows that gambling in violation of law has been open ly conducted in the city of Butte with the knowledge and consent of the chief of po lice and the subordinate officers under him.; That these violations of law have been tol erated under a system of collecting cer tain sums of money from persons charged with conducting gambling games contrary to law, as a bail bond, and paid into the city. That these amounts are collected once each month, and with the understand ing that the parties paying said money shall be not liable to further prosecution for any violation bf such ordinance for a period of one month, and that the police department have knowingly permitted these violations of law to continue from month to month upon the payment of certain sums upon the first of eaca month. We recommend that the police department of the city of Butte be instructed by the city council that it is the duty of the officers of that department to enforce the laws of the state of Montana, and the ordinances of the city of Butte, irrespective of the wishes of the officers of any other depart ment of the city, ot all times, and that the officers of that department he further di rected to enforce all the laws of the state of Montana and the ordinances of the city of Butte, irrespective of the wishes of any other person. "Ninth. The testimony further shows that the chief of police has been collecting ollce a month from women alleged to be prostitutes, and front people operating slot michincs, certain sums of money, and be fore paying the money into tile police court of the city, deducting the sum of lo per cent. Your committee would call the attention of the council to the fact that the law provides that no officer shall re ceive any emlolumenlts or comtpensation other than as provided by law, and that the comlillissiotn of to per cent ulpon the amnount collected is wholly unauthorized by law. The chief of police of the city, as shown by the testimony, retained this amitount of motney for his own use and benefit under the direction of the mayor of the city of Butte, anld it is but just to say that the chief of police has assurred your committee that such practice shall no longer continue. "Tenth. Your commnittee further finds from the evidence that the chief executive of the city of Butte, the mayor of the city, has been guilty o malfeasance and nmis. conduct in office, and violation of his offi. vial oath in many particulars. The teti mony shows cotlclusively that during the months of May and Jutte, to.t, hail haonds which were given by persons charged with violating the ordinances of the city of BIutte in relationl to houses of prostitution, gambling and slot mtachines, were collected by al officer specially delegated for that purpose, and all of the money turned into the police court of the city of Butte. That after this period the mayor. Patrick Mul lils, instructed tile chief of police to collect the bail bonds for the violationl of these ordinances, rather thlan tlte olicer whlto had been previously delegated for thlat purpose, ctld authorized the chief of police, contrary to law, to retain for his own use to per cint of all sunts so collected. IThese acts ot the mayor in relatiott to this matter are clearly in violation of his oilicial oath of oflice, alid conltrary to law. The tcsti mlnny further shows that tile mayor of the city, dutring tlt'e month of .May, too., ittruttctcd Thotmas lBoylc, the police tttag -trate of the city of Itutlte, to fix the hail lnoltl for a violation of the ordillnalce pro Iihititing galmbling at amoounts ranging fromt $vo to $5So each. That afterwards the .mayor instructcd the chief of police to accept fromut tile s.mltle persons cltarged with violation of thle samte orditnances relative to gabthlintg ;atmtottnts ranlging frotIl $so to $:.', anld thtat tlte mla or alole lixeil the aIttountt tllhat eachl persont chtarged v ithi vio litlitg tile provisions of thle ordinanttce pro hibitingu gamhlilng shoult pay as a hail litl each lmonlth, and in accordance wit Ih his ideas of how mluclt a person should pay for violating the orditnance. That nlt sutlli cie't reason was given why tithe albove re luctlton int amnounts of tine was tadle. ltat the sttlns son to et colleeted were to he collected and to Ibe considered It license. In brief, the testimony shows that ersoaus acre to he permitted to violate the ordi titices of the city of ltltte and the laws of the state of Milontata upon the play lntlle of a certain sunt per ltlmth, Iand tie te s tit.ony shows that tlhis entire transaction a.ts conducted atid eartried on by the see crod city ollirers under tlhe direction and instruction of the ttayor of the city. autd thal tlese violatiotns were all cotn11tenalllcedl ,Itll permitted tunder the instructions and directions of thle itayor. "The testimonly further shows that at shout the the tite your cotmittil1tee was ap pointed the tmayor issued at order clos ing these places enttirely andi that they Serte so closed tul ul so retlainlled closed unitder the directions of the mayor for some considetrale time. And youir cotuittee (a itt ut conchlde that if the mayor of thte cit y were desirous of tinfotrcitig the laws they can he -enflorced without al1y trouble, andl that when siuch places are allowed to tunl in the city of uttte they are allowed to rutn y tald with the satnction of the mayor of the city. "Your ctltttmitl teet took n alidjourtlltent frot Noveitllmber 17 to I )Dcenlehler 7, tistlos aid whet tlhey recottveneld on the sevet teet lth day of Ilecet ber, ttit3, the testi itonly shows that the police department immediiately learned tht there was gain ling goitng ot in ilt city of Iuttae, and one of the ollicers who gave testimonlly he foire li t ittinl iite cleft the com mitit e ltlet ing at its request anld in less tihant one half hour returned with informutation that he fotund five lgamblintlg hses being openly conducted ill the city of Itutte. Your cont miittee submlits that if ollicers can in that brief space of time learnt of tilte violaltions of law, it is strange that heretofore they have een untable to tind any viola tionis of law, until it is called to their atl tenrtiott. The excuse of somlle of the olti ersa is that they have lvetn ito hbusy tot ulderttake to enifrce these provisions of the ordinances tund laws of the state of Montana, and yet the testimony shows that gambling houses are within frotm so feet to 3oo feet of the city hall itself, and that the officers made no effort to proe vent violations of thie law or to ascer taiu whether or niot these provisions of law were violated, and that they acted utinder the instructions antl directions of the mayor in so dointg. Anl your tconumit tee is of thle opinion that the officers of tihe city of Itutte have failed in this respect, wilfully to do their duty. "The ordinances of the city of inttle provide certain licenses for the condtuctingt of various businesses in the city of Iutte, Itandt yrour co tt fin that pfil Itarties have ionlitines refused to pay such licenses antild have attemptedp to coinducliet such tusi niesses ini violatititn of stim'i ordiinances, andl v hen arrested andl arraigned befoire the po lice magistrate atnd charged with sltitlch vio lation atnd a fine imiposed In an attount cqual to the amotunt of such license, the imayor has in sotne instainces remitted a portin of the line iimpiosed, thereby ren dering nuigatory and inefllicienti Ithe effurts aind aiuthority of the police magistrate andl othler officers, and the ordinances of the city. And while your committee recog nizes the righlt, power and authority of the mayor in certain meritoriotus cases, to remit fines and penalties, yet we do not believe that it is within the powers of the tItayor or cotltettththittion of tlte statutes tlhat hIe shouhl artitrarily and witlhout tttty a goad reason, remit fities tnild petnalties inm ('Cintinteld tn Page Twelve.) THIMBLES The Sterling Silver Thimble illustrated is 35 cents. We have two other styles at 50 cents. Two patterns at 75 cents. One pattern, gold filled $1.50. Four patterns in solid gold, $4.00 to $7.00. In the Silver and Filled we carry sizes from 6 to 12. In Solid Gold, 6 to 10. HIGHT & FAIRFIELD CO. Auction A sale at auction is supposed to be a sale where each buyer makes his own price. We, however, have been making our prices so much lower than most people would care to bid at an auction that they seem to capture more customers than the auction on our block. This means that the wise are beginning to open their eyes, and find it pro fitable to step in and get our fig ures before buying elsewhere. More Bids for Your Trade Suit Cases Fancy Cushions Bissel's Swe'p'rs For $3.50 for $1.50 For $2.50 For $4.50 for $2.00 For $2.75 For $5.00 For $2.75 For $3.50 For $6.66 for $3.50 For $5.00 MARSEILLES 13D )SPREADS-- FANCY COMFORTS - $1,75 to $4.00 ' $2 50 to $5.50 NICE ROOM-SIZE RUGS- LACE CURTAINS $3.50 to $32.00 $3.00 to $13.50 COUCH COVE IR- PORTILRLS- $2.25 to $6.00 $4.50 to $9.59 Mall Us Your Orders We Pay thle freight YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD Brownfield Canty Carpet Co. 48 to 54 West Park, 41 to 43 West Galena Street, butte. Owsley Block, Butte. A Most Appropriate Christmas Gift (Vo7ilu1 lie a scholarshlip in our (Commercial or Shlitha;il io rs, anI it wonleht pre pare the lhhler lfr a life of u.'ifulnes s awtd st'iiel S. W'e have . ih Irh ',ii hIetiiess school in the stlate awl cant ofrf.r Ilanily iadvaihtage-s ntl funl ini smialle i schooles. llotlh day awl uight s. ich ils thIe et. lir yi.,. S.iiul for a (, ,:t. Established 1890. Phone 683-*. RICE & FULTON, Props. MONTANA R. R. COMPANY Time Card Effective November 23, 1903 Mixed P'assenger Passenger Mixed Mondeyo., jeoyts, Stations 1 lse, .. .etea,. Wednellsdays, Thursdlays, W dneW ltday'i, I h1 i | ludays, JFrildays. Satutrdays. 1 ily. S.,tur days. Lye. 8:o am iiive, 9g:sojll . ........ . LOMBARD . ..... 3.... . . Arr. A 4:c, pmen A.rr, r:oe pm Arr. i:ii l n ..... . . DORNEY ..ye. : 'e vo l.re. c:uel, om Lve. s5I pm lLveA. u:4o p i, ........... DOREY Arr, i, I n Air. 'e'S31e :m s:os p i e:it p m ........ FREEMANS .e: .'e i s l 5:0 a m 3:0s Pm I :S c n ........ MAIRTINBDALE .... :451 a i :li ai m 3:45 p aI :,s 1 In ........... TWODOT i..... . 'I l a I : a am e 4:15 p 1m s:55 p In ........ 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Isn't there satisfuc. tion in the thought that you are buying from suclh a firm CHRISTMAS WATCHES HERE ARE SOME RLEMARKABLE VALVES WVomeln's $3jo solid gold 14Kt watcclhes, Solid (;old Iroouchest , Ie.auetiul Iew.r det. at...... . .......... * ........... . $'. .0. si, wihe rs,it , tee ~i? no e lostcd ,toel ,i+, Men'a $5o.co solid e4Kt gotl watches, 1112,00, I .00, $.a4.OO t) -t............................. 5OO ....... $15.00 WomeCn's $zo.o gold filed watclihe Women's solii gold watl-h chais, ropl at ..... ... 00 .itttrns, with wery pretty iacmond set Meles $2o.oo gold filled watctes, at. , 9.00 ,lid g lu e ..cur; pins, tin , lrt l Iects, all IMeln' nickel walchelrl Americen rmove bea citihfl designse. $2.OO, $b8.00 auld meret, ,tern wind nd e.t...........$1.. 5 I g',0 0. (Cobt IiOu Iith 4000 c.) DIAMONDS Hlow much do you $ish to 1pend for the present? Less tian $.,O0 h0 ys a ladies' Diamond Fing, A litl: ~~r A $ ,000 will secure a gniicnt' iced l rnch. TI hecre yot have the two price extrenwc- -und there's not t sillglic gap betwcLi tLe lowcst anld tlhe highet. 'he reach froin ote to the other is by short, easy rises, ED. ROSE LOAN AND DIAMOND BROKER., 21 NORrH MAIN srEETir, BUTTI D.W, BRODIE, MANAGER, See our Grand Window Display. It s worth comineg mlles to cee, ADVERTISE YOUR WANTS IN THE INTER MOUNTAIN.