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A CERTAINTY MOFFETT MUST GIVE CERTAIN REQUIRED GUARANTEES. SAPPOINTMENT THAT FAILED .'.im.ncil Declines to Confirm Mayor's ,;... ,Appointee for Chief of Police. tpnf Wednesday's Daily Gazette. ;'.-t'he reports of the police magistrate :ýnd late chief of police for the month of December had another inning at last night's meeting of the city coun cil. Alderman Berky of the finance committee reported that upon investi gation it had been found that the cheif had reported a fine of $5 that did not appear upon the report of the magi trate. The latter had declared that the fine had never been collected by him or turned in by the police. In reply to a question from White Berky said he had not examined the magistrate's books; that he had call ed several times, but Judge Mann was not in his office either time. Policeman Hayden said that the $5 had 'been deposited by a man named Swanson for his appearance in police court. He remembered having heard Policeman Taylor, who made the ar rest, say he had the money, along with some other, and was going to give it to the magistrate. Hayden was instructed to find aylor so that his statement regarding the matter might be heard. Pending that officer's arrival the council took up other matters, after having accepted the committee's re port on the January reports of the chief and magistrate, which were found to be correct. The ordinance committee reported two bills for ordinances. One pro vides that whenever a majority of lot owners in a block fronting upon the same street or avenue shall petition the council for the construction of a sidewalk along that side of the block the same shall be ordered construct ed. The signatures to such petitions in each instance must be those of the actual lot owners, the signatures of agents not to be recognized, unless authorization is given by power of attorney filed with the city clerk. Pro= vision is also made for construction of walks upon the council's own motion, or at the request of a minority of property owners in a block. Before such construction shall be ordered, however, personal notice must be giv en to all interested, giving the time and place when the council will con sider such construction, in order that objections thereto may be heard. The other was for an ordinance com pelling railroad companies to main tain arc lights at all points where their tracks cross public streets with in the corporate lmits. * Both bills were read and referred. Officer Taylor had now arrived and when asked about the Swanson fine 'said it had never been paid. Swanson had been fined the amount, but the money had never been forthcoming. as Swanson had been released upon the promise of a citizen to pay the fine, something the citizen had failed to do. With this explanation both reports were re-referried to the finance com mittee. H. J. Horn, supeliintenldent. present ed a written reqluest pietitioning. the council to close Twenty-sixth street and in its plac( open Twenty-fourth street in order that the platforms of the .Northern Pacific wool warehouse may be enlarged and thereby facili tate the handling of wool by the com- I pany during the coming season. To properly handle the increased amount of wool now brought to this market. the petition set forth that the present sampling and baling cafacity should be doubled. A numerously signed petition to the council to grant I. L. Moffett or some other person a franchiSe to construtict and maintain a separate Jocal tele phone system in the city was now pre sented. Following the reading of the peti tion the clerk read for the second time the bill for an ordinance grant ing Moffett a franchise for a local ex change and giving him permission to 1 bring in his long distance lines. Berky moved adoption of the or dinance. Hogue seconded tie mo tiou. Being now before the council, White addressed himself on the ordinance. He said that while he was not oppos- t ed tb granting a franchise to anotheri company he was opposed to the ordi _ance then under discussion, It gave ,0.erything to 3Mofett and nothing to -te city. No time was specified for petion of the system, neither was said conperning the matterr and aafai. as the public vas a concerned it had no assurance of rea sonable rates. He also called atten tion to other defects he said the ordi nance contained. Reynolds spoke along the same line. He declared that no assurance was given that Moffett would construct and operate a telephone system and V not sell his franchise as soon as grant ed. Berky thought that the points made were well taken, but there were other considerations to be regarded.. He be lieved that the Moffett people had not been fairly treated by the Rocky Mountain company. White now moved that the ordi nance be reported back to the ordi nance committee. Seconded by Reyn olds. The mayor called Stoddard to the chair and talked on the bill. He said that from the number of names at tached to the petition it was very ap parent that the people were not satis fied with the present service or the rates charged. But before anything was done in the way of granting a franchise to Moffett the ordinance should be amended in accordance with the suggestions of White and Reyn olds. Hogue was of the same opin:on and suggested that the bill be re-referred. City Attorney Johnston said that if the matter of rates was inserted in the ordinance Moffett might not care to accept a franchise for a local ex change, and advised that two ordi nances be drawn, one for a local sys tem and the other granting him the right to bring his ,long-distance lines into the city. Stoddard did not fear a telephone "trust" and felt certain that Moffett and the Rocky Mountain Bell Tele phone company would not get to gether and raise the rates. He be lieved competition to be the life of trade. The motion to re-refer was now up for a vote. The roll was called and all the aldermen voted in the affirm ative.. The bill then went over until the next meeting when it will come up again in an amended form. Reynolds introduced the following resolution: "That this council desires to ex press the profound sorrow of the citi zens of Billings on the untimely death of Chief of Police Warner, and to place on record the high appreciation of the ocuncil of the efficiency and in tegrity with which the late chief ad ministered the affairs thereof. "That this resolution be spread on the minutes of the council, and that a copy thereof be sent to the family of the deceased." The resolution was adopted unani mously. On motion the clerk was instrucr d to forward a draft to Farson. Leach & Co. for the amount of the interest due March 1 on the $23,000 funding bonds, and the sum of $1,000. in pay ment of one of the bonds which ma tures on that date. The mayor called attention to the vacancy existing in the ofic? o* chief of police. White asked permiasioo to make a few remarks before any appointment was made. He said that while the council had never manifP.:ted any niggardliness in dealing with the vari ous departments of the .pity. he thought it would be advisable to re scind the former action of th- council in the matter of allowinmt a fixed monthly sum to the chief of police as incidental expenses ef the office. He then embodied his suggestion in the form of a motion. which prevailed without a dissenting v ite Mayor George now sulhn,itted the name of A. C. Tompkins for confirma tion as chief of p!ic. White moved to confirn-. A silence of some moments en:ced and 1he-re being no second the mayo:' said as the council did not seem prepared to act then the matter of appointing a chief would have to lay over until next mooting. Reynolds said that the reason none Sof the councilmen cared to second the motion to confirm was. perhaps, for thi reason that they knew nothing c.ne-mrrning the qualifications of the appoointee. le rky was of the same opinion and rc(om mendedl the appointment of some mcmhmr of the police force. Stodldard fTlt the same way and said if the nmayor had gone to the force for a candidate his appointment would have b-een confirmnd without douht. The hiayori sploke in f~\vor of his aPlpointiment and said th' reason he did not see nt to alppoint a mnemlbr of j the present force was that hlie Ielieved it woulnd cr'ate fte'ling and material ly interfere with the efficincy of the police administration. But still there was no second aiind the appointment went over. F. S. Dulin. who has been acting as special policeman for several months. was then nominatedl as a member of the riegular force. Reynolds moved to confirm. Call of the rool showed that every alderman considered Dulin to be the riight man for the pilace, as he was tonfirmed without a dissenting vote. White called attention to the dis reputable appearance of the two parks adjoining the Northern Pacific tracks x- and moved that the council take some i- | action in the matter of beautifying i- them. Reynolds gave the motion a hearty . second and urged that something be s done in accordance with the sugges t tion made. d Superintendent Horn being appeal t- ed to, said the expense of improving the parks would be small and gave it e as his opinion that the railroad com r pany would be willing to give the city a lease on them for a length-of timel d sufficient to justify the city in incur Y ring the ecst entailed by the suggest ed improvements. WANTED TO DIE. Fear and Jealousy Propmts Mrs. Jacobs to Attempt SuiciGe. From Wednesday's Daily Gazette. Mrs. Amanda Jacobs, who lives at 321 South Thirty-third street, attempt ed to kill herself last evening, by tak ing a dose of corrosive acid. t A woman living next door told her that she and Mr. Jacobs were going i away and live together. When Mr. - Jacobs came nome and was asked about it. he told his wife that he had I never spoken to the woman on the subject and had no intention of going away to live with her. but crazed with i jealousy and the fear that her hus band was going to desert her, and for getting her love for her two children, one anraing at her breast less than six months old, the woman endeavored to end her sorrow by killing herself. The prompt attendance of a physi cian. who found her unconscious, aid ed by powerful emetics and stomach pump, soon placed the woman beyoncj danger. HIS JAW BROKEN. Bruce Frier's Attempt to Use a Knife Costs Him Dear. From Wednesdays Daily Gazette. A fight of unusua: ,evei::y occur-ed in one of the southside saloons yester day afternoon and when the clouds of battle had cleared away it was found that one of the combatants had a black eye, while the other had to call on a doctor to have his jaw repaired, that useful member of his anatomy having been broken in two places, be sides being dislocated. The parties to the ruction were Jake Staler and Bruce Frier, and the trouble arose over a sum of money Frier owed Staler. They met in the saloon and Staleir demanded what was due him. Frier, who is known as a "scrapper," claimed he had nothing and began to abuse Staler. The lat ter submitted to this sort of treatment for a short time and let go his fist, which landed on Frier's face. Frier pulled a knife and made an attempt to use it on his opponent, but was dis armed by a bystander and Staler clos ed in on him and several blows were exchanged. When they were finally separated Frier was done for, blood was running from his mouth and he declared his jaw was broken. He dent in search of a physician and it was found that his diagnosis had beln cor rect. for two fractures were discover ed, and to complicate matters worse, the jaw was also found to be dislocat ed. Staler was arrested immediately af ter the row and locked up. Shortly afterward he was arraigned in police court and while waiting for his trial saw Frier also brought in. Both were charged with disturbing the peace and each pleaded guilty. In view of the fact that he had been there several times before, Frier was held to be equally guilty with the other man and like him was fined $10. Some friends of Staler were l)resent and lpail his fine. A commitment was abot to 1be issued against Frier when he slhowed an order from the county physician admitting him to the hospital. and sentence was suspended. Because of his injuries Friar is un alle to eat solid food andi f,- a unm l)er of clays t·o come will have t c ake nourishment through a tube, as it is impossible for him to masticate. The claim of other cough medicines to be as good as Chambrlain's are effectually set at rest in the following testimonial of Mr. C. D. Glass, onil em ploye of Bartlett & )Dennis Co.. Gardi ner. Me. iHe says: "I hIad ilkept adding tu) a cold and cough in the winter of 1897., trying every cough mcdicine I i heard of without i:rmanent help,, un til one day I was in the drug store of Mr. Houlehan and he advised me Ito) try Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and offered to pay back my money if I was not cured. My lungs and bron chial tubes were very socre at this time. but I was complcetely curied by this remedy, and have since always turned to it when I got a coll. and soon find relief. I also recommend it to my friends and am glad to say it is the best of all cough madicines." For sale by Chapple Drug Co. Teacheis' Examination. The regular teachers' examination will be held in the court rioom, in the crity of Billings, Yellowstone county, Montana. beginning Friday. February 28, at 9 o'clock a. m.. and continuing on Saturday. March 1. 1902. 83-6 Marguerite M. Strang. County Superintendent of Schools. CAN ROSEBUD EXPLAIN IT NEIGHBOR BELIEVED GUILTY OF SHARP PRACTICE. AN INVESTICATION LIKELY Suspicion That New County is Ship ping Its Smallpox Patients to Billings. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. Chairman Parker of the board of county commissioners' is strongly of the opinion that the county is being made the victim of a little sharp prac tice on the part of the authorities of the newly formed county of Rosebud, on the east, and that thrift of the of ficials of that fledgling is responsible for the game. At all events, he is going to make an investigation and if his suspicion should prove well found ed some of these days the mail for Forsyth will contain a bill from Yel lowstone county for the care and treatment of sundry smallpox pa tient that have found their way into this bounty from its neighbor on the east side. Yesterday afternoon a man whose appearance denoted him to be sick was making inquiry at various places in Montana avenue for Dr. Rinehart, physician of the county board of health. He finally met the doctor and said that he had been exposed to smallpox and was not feeling very well himself and desired to be exam ined for the purpose of ascertaining whether he had the disease to which he had been exposed. It required only a cursory examination of the sub ject to satisfy the doctor that it was a case requiring the immediate atten tion of the physician in charge of the isolation hospital. In fact the. evi dence of the man's malady was not to be mi,s1ken. A number of eruptions had made their appearance on his face and he was rapidly nearing a decided ly advanced stage of the disease so feared and shunned by all. To the doctor's questions he said he had come up from Forsyth and from the remarks he let drop jt be came eveident that he was not the only one who had the disease in that part of the country. He was sent to the pest house. Only a few hours had passed when the doctor was called to examine still another man who believed he had smallpox. He. too, said he had come from Forsyth and claimed to have been exposed to the disease down that way. Like the first man he had diag nosed his case correctly and was sent out to keep him company. The fact that two men should in one day apply for admission to the hospital and both come from Forsyth causes the suspicion which Mr. Parker entertains and in his opinion justifies the investigation he intends to make. It may be merely a coincident, but for all that it looks as if there might be something wrong. JOHN STOCKWELL DEAD. After Months of Suffering End Comes Peacefully. After months of struggling with dis ease and suffering untold agony and pIain during that time. John Stockwell finally succumbed and the unequal contest he had been waging with death came to an end late Tuesday night with the grim destroyer as victor. It was only through the exercise of a will of indomnitable strength that Mr. Stockwell survived as long as he bid, for from the first it became ap parent that only one end was ,possi ble. A month or more ago it was thought that he was (lying and his relatives gathered about him to see the end and cheer him with their pres ence. A change for the better, how ever, took place and while his recov ery was not expected, it was believed that he had gained a new lease on life and that he would linger many months more. I)uring the past few days the disease from which he was suffering, paralysis, assumed a more acute form and death came quite suddenly. Mr. Stockwell was 26 years of age and resided with his mother. Mrs. I. Stockwell, in North Thirtieth street, between Montana avenue and North First street. Beside the mother he leaves three brothers and three sis ters, one of whom is Mrs. Fred Han del, the wife of the well known Mus selshell merchant. Strayed or Stolen. From the Conway ranch, four miles from Billings, three ho'ses hrande:! thus: ;'on lefe shoulder: also -oe bay mare branded thus on right shoulder. A reward of five dol lars, each will be paid for said horses delivered at my ranch on Clarke's Fork. three miles from Laurel. 78-9 E. E. CRAIG. MR. DESMOND SURPRISED. Bi hday Anniversary Made Occasion of Pleasant Conspiracy. Thursday's Daily Gazette. Cornell Desmond reached the twen ty-third milestone of his life's journey last Tuesday, and in celebration of the occasion his wife gave a surprise party in the evening at their home in North Twenty-sixth street, and a most happy affair it proved to be. t'here were about 20 guests present to welcome Mr. Desmond when he returned home from the store, and after the first pleasure of a complete surprise had passed, the evening was taken up with whist. Partners for the game were chosen by means of seggregated advertise ments, and proved to be quite amus ing. After the close of the series of games refreshments were served, in the dining room, partners being chosen in a unique manner., A huge bedecked saw-dust pie was brought in, and each guest with the aid of a fork procured from its hid den depth a part of the title to some well known song, the one having the remaining part being the partner for the luncheon which followed. The guests were principally young people and the evening proved a very merry one. Whist Party. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Rowley enter tained a dozen of their friends Tues day evening with an informal card party. Whist was the game played, a highly popular form of amusement with the society people of the city, more especially when the players are of both sexes, in consequence the ev ening proved a pleasant one to the guests. After the games refreshments were served. A Sewing Club. The ladies of North Thirtietn street have formed thenselves into a sewing club, and instead of each one attend ing 4 the sewing for her own house hold, all meet together at the differ ent homes and in addition to the sew ing done, a delightful social time as well as a luncheon, are the unfailing accompaniment. The club met Tues day afternoon with Mrs. J. R. Goss, and the meeting was a profitable as well as a pleasant one. Episcopal Guild. The members of St. Lulte's Guild and a number of their friends passed a pleasant afternoon, yesterday, with the Misses Panton. The early hours of the afternoon were spent fashioning dainty articles., which will be disposed of after the close of the Lenten season, after which refreshments were served by the hostesses. The rooms were pret tlv decorated with cut flowers and blooming plants, which. together with and bright sunshine and balmy at mosphere. breathed a royal welcome to the many guests who were pres ent. WVintelr courhs are ant to result in c'(nsumption if neglected. They can he soon blroken un ,by sin- Folev's Hono~ and Tar. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. MUST SHOW THEM. German Laws cause Harrowing De lay to American Suitor. From Thursday's Daily Gazette. The laws of Germany. as .s well known, are framed with parental re gard for the welfare and protection of the subjects of Kaiser Wilhelm, but the extent to which this idea is carried out became more fully appar ent yesterday by an instrument re ceived lby the clerk of the dlistrict court. In the day's mail Mri. Williams found a rather larger, square shaped envelope, the postmarks and numeir ous stanmps andi general appearance of which showed it to be of foreign or igin. Across the tolp ran a printed line ,evidently the title of some of ficial dignitary, and. in parenthesis, the word "Hohenzollern." The first impression Mr. Williams gainedl was that he hald been honoredl with a com munication from the reigning house of Prussia andi bidden, perhaps, to he a guest of Prince I-Henry upon that dis tinguished gentleman's arrival in this country, or that it was an informal no tice of the fact that Henry's itinerary would bIe extended so as to take in Billings and he would drop in casually on the clerk of the court and go out with him to "take something." When he finally openedl the letter he was still no wiser, for the author of it had evidently not ibeen aware of the fact that the man to whom he was ad ldressing himself enjoyed a greater legree of intimacy with many things than the German language. An in terprcter was found who could read the missive and then its ijurport be come known. The "Bugermaisterampt" of Rul fingen. Hohenzollern. Germany. in form'edl the clerk that Conradl Schreib er, who claimed to bie a citizen of the United States and particularly of Yel lowstone county, wanted very much to marry Widow Amelia Sanchert, nee Segur, 6f Rulfingen. but that cer tain formalities had to be gone through with before he could consum mate his hanninean ind ,1snmva th& population of Germany to the extent of one widow. The laws of Germany,. the writer of the letter declared.. made it obligatory upon Conrad to, furnish a lawful, written affidavit from a proper person that no bar existed in the home' of his adoption to Con rad's. marriage, and that Schreiber named P. B. Moss and Chris Yegen as two men qualified to make oath to his standing here. Accompanying the letter was the certificate of naturalization granted to Schreiber by the district court of this district, and bearing the signatures of Judge G. R. Milburn and F. L. Mann as clerk of the court. The paper was dated August 26, 1896, and formally set forth that Conrad Schreiber had renounced all alegiance to every for eign king, potentate or other titulary person and more particularly King Wilhelm II. of Prussia. Mr. Williams at once proceeded to, make an affidavit showing that as far as the records of the court of which he is the clerk show there is no legal bar to the marriage, of Conrad with the Widow Sanchert or any other damsel to whose wiles he. might fall a willing victim. This, with the affidavits of Messrs. Moss and Yegen, will be forwarded to the "burgermaisterampt" at once and Con rad's suspense ended as soon as pos sible. Folev's Honey and Tar is the best for croup and whooping cough, con tains no opiates, and cures quickly. Careful mothers keep it in the house. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. WANTS THEIR HELP. Statistical Bureau Appeals to Post masters for Information. The commissioner of labor, agri culture and industry is seeking to make his forthcoming report the most complete and reliable ever issued from his office. To secure all information possible he has decided to eu!i K the services of the postmasters through out the state and has addressed a cir cular letter, to them invoking their aid. The letter is as follows "Dear Sir--I beg to enclose you herewith a blank form prepared with a view to collecting statistical data relative to buildings erected and im provements in the state dur'ng the year ending December 31, 1901. You will remember that a circular was mailed you last spring concerning this undertaking, upon receipt of which you very generously consented to act as reporting statisticlan for your locality, a fact that is warmly appreciated by the commisq;oner and for which appropriate acknowledge ment is hereby made. The enclosed blank form has been prepared for your convenience and I trust you will give the matter your prompt attention. returning in the enclosed envelope at an early day. In a good many in stances, no doubt there will he build ings and work in course of construc tion, not completed. These should be counted as completed, provided they were begun during the year 1901.. If they were begun before that, please omit." The postmaster of the state are asked to give estimates on the follow ings: "1. Give an estimate of the value of all buildings such as dwellings. barns or other outbuildings, that have been erected for purely private use, or any improvements that may have been made by way of repairs or en largement upon buildings standing. for the year ending December 31, 1901. "2. Same estimate upon bl;siness houses such as stores, warehouses. etc. "2. Same estitnate upon manufac tulr'if"WT~h tt , mills, mine Ibuildings. shops. etc. "Same estimate upon plublic buitld ings. such as schools, jails, court houlses, poor farmn buildings, chlurches, hospitals. etc. "3. Same estimate uplon l)ubli' woriiks, slch as pavint·, sewers, lighting plants, water works, irrigating d(litches, park improvements, etc. "6. Same upon raihload buildings. "7. Any other improvements not classifiedl above. "8. About what is population of your town or community?" A NearJy Fatal Runaway. Started a horrible u:cer on the leg of J. B. Orner. Franklin Grove. Ill.. whiCh defied doctors and all remedies for four years. Then Bucklen's Ar nica Salve cured him. Just as good !or boils, burns, bruises, cuts, corns. scalds. skin eruptions and piles. 25e at Chapple IDrug Co. . Stockwell's Bureau. 26071/2 Mont. Av 'Phone No. 171. Help Wanted. Girl for general house work, city. If you are out of work and want a situation, call. Situations Wanted. Reliable help furnished on short no tice. M iscelaneous. For sale-Small heating stove. If you want to buy, sell or trade. call and see what 1 have to offer.