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ODD PLACES 4Oi.THERN PACIFIC 3HOULD NAME ITS NEW TRAIN. iWANTED TO DO SHOOTINC x:; Thirsty Individual Suggests Necessity for Another Law, One Along Humanitarian Lines. Just for the sake of maintaining good feeling and preventing a sever ance of friendships of long standing the Northern Pacific passenger depart Sment should hasten and give a name to its newly installed Billings-Red Lodge train, which left on its initial trip this morning. The friends of the distinguished senator from Car bon county appear to think that to the action taken by him at Helena is the traveling public indebted for the added convenience the train will prove and insist upon calling it "Meyers' Special." On the other hand those who realize the power of the press, especially when it works in unison with the government, are of the opinion that the credit for the in novation should go elsewhere. They hold that the Red Lodge Picket and Postmaster Alderson are really the ones who compelled the railroad com pany to come to the relief of a long suffering public and propose that the train shall be known as the "Alder son-Picket Flyer." While the matter has as yet not assumed serious pro 'portions and no immediate trouble is expected, still, some think the com pany should act before there will arise any occasion for invokement of the powers of the civil authorities for the maintenance of the peace. There were two of them and their new guns, fresh cartridge belts, in nocent of stains of wear and use, to gether with the suspicious newness and peculiar cut of the clothes they wore indicated them to have stepped from the westbound train that only a few minutes before had departed for the land of the setting sun. They were walking along Montana avenue, deeply interetsed in all they saw and furtively scanning the faces of the passers-by and in other ways acting the real "tenderfoot." Finally mus tering up courage enough, they stop ped a boy wsa was hastening in the opposite direction and assuming an air of we-are-the-stuff-and-know-what we-want, one of them asked him, "Is there any shooting around her, m' good boy?" "0, allittle," was the reply. "Once in a while they get to shooting on the other side of the track, but you are safe. They won't hurt you." "But that's not what we mean," answered the spokesman of the two. "We are looking for game. Elk, buf falo, deer, you knok." a "Gwan," retorted his kidlets. "Do you s'pose that we are keeping that kind of game for such guys as yous. Yous had better go looking for chip munks and gophers, they're about your size." SMuch wonder has been expressed f late as to when the men who con serve the peace of the city are te make their appearance in the nea uniform which by act of the board or aldermen is to distinguish those es timable public servants from the res' of their fellow citizens. A consider able time has passed since the reso lution was adopted specifying th4 color and cut of the clothes they were to wear, together with the size anm make of the pistols to be used in case of necessity, but so far the policemel continue to dress and look like ordi . nary men and the stranger in nee( Sof the services of an officer know: not to whom to appeal. Perhaps, lik, some other matters that have beel made the subject of official action : the uniforming question has been per mitted to become a "closed incident.' "If the gentlemen who are at Hel i ena drawing pay from the state foi investigating democratic rows an( looking into all sorts of charges real ly desire to do something of benefli "Tb a large. class of deserving and worthy men by enacting a law that ih needed W4 gill :do much good, the i-opportu.nty ..~ their's." With this the speaker looked sadly at a collectipn steboard tickets and celluloid and Silumin.um disks that he held in his :ihand. "T'hey saould pass a law mak jiang the bar checks issued in the state fh herteer presented, regardless te a ejtitat tay appear on them, aido provde In the~ a~ct for a re .o tuihto ~ e maintained by self compelled to go to a hydrant, as now is sometimes the case, because he happens to have a lot of such checks given out by a saloon in a city other than the one in which he may happen to find himself. The re demption fund should be for the pur pose of redeeming the checks issued by saloons that have gone out of bus iness. Make them like national bank notes, good whether the bank fails or not." AS VIEWED BY "CITIZEN." Duty of Community in Regard to Gambling Question. Billings, February 10, 1903. Editor Gazette.-A symptom of the uneasy working of many minds ap pears in the intermittent tactics ap plied to gambling in this city. It is a self-evident truth that a municipality is no better than its cit izens desire it to be. There ought to be absolutely no question in the minds of the people of Billings that upon them, and them alone, rests the responsibility for good or bad local government. Every elector of Billings should recognize that his duty as 'a good citizen de mands that he participate in the sup pression of acts which are unlawful or offensive to public morals. The coming city election affords an oppor tunity of emphatically stamping with approval or disaproval the present system of subordinating the law to ex pediency, of increasing the city's ex chequer by nominal fines, imposed monthly, and granting therefor im munity from further interference. Ev ery voter should give the matter suf ficient thought to be able to de termine for himself which course is the most to be desired, which will be conducive of the best results. He should then insist that only thorough ly trustworthy men-men who have the best interests of the city at heart -are selected to fill the municipal offices which may become vacant, and afterward see to it that there is a degree of unanimity displayed at the polls to leave no possible doubt in the minds of the gentlemen elected as to what is desired of them. One of the wen' st arguments made against the en. ement of the anti-gambling law is the familiar one that it makes business better. Can any advocate of this theory tell on what basis of fact or reason this idea rests? Gambling produces nothing. It does not make more crops grow. It does not increase the output of factory. It does not give the laboring man more work or increase his wages. It does not even result in an equal distribution of the money staked. We all feel pretty well satisfied where the money comes from, and some of us know by bitter experience where it goes. It converges from the many pockets of the wage earner in a steady stream toward the few of the professional gamblers. It should re quire no extended mathematical cal culation to demonstrate that legiti mate business would derive more from the expense accounts of 500 than five. Is there any modern magic, then, by which the money of many when transferred to the pockets of the few can be made to buy more food, clothing, education, recreation or used to better advantage for any of the exchanges which tend to keep the wheels of legitimate business moving? It is as logical to say that professional gamblers and gambling make a good town as it would be to say th'at the flies that hover around an empty molasses barrel make it sweet. The flies are there because the molasses was there before them, and the gamblers are here because the "picking" is good. Gamblers may be the index of a prosperous town, but they exert no influence toward mak ing that prosperity. CITIZEN. A Mothers' Recommendation. I have used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for a number of years and have no hesitancy in saying that it ib the best remedy for coughs, colds and croup I have ever used in my family I have not words to express my con fidence in this remedy.-Mrs. J. A all druggists. Stockholders' Meeting. Notice is hereby given that.the an nual meeting of the stockholders ol the Old Mill Ditch company will be held at the Trewin hotel in Park City on the 25th day of February, 1903, for the purpose of electing a board ol trustees for the ensuing year and for the transaction of any other businesi that may lawfully come before the meeting. 81-21 C. S. McFARLIN, Secretary. Teachers' Examination. The regular teachers' examination will be held in the court room, Bill ings, Mont., beginning Friday, Febru ary 27, at 9 a. m. and continuing on Saturday, February 28, 1903. MARGUERITE M. STRANG, 81-6 County Superintendent. Money to loan on elty and farm ronerty. T. J, Bouton. 55-Ut CONFUSED IN' THEIR DATES MISUNDERSTANDING BETWEEN' MAGISTRATE AND GAMBLERS MONTH'S LICENSE AT ISSUE Change in Method of Making Collec tions Sauses Mixup-Pos sibility of Arrests. Although incident to the recent or From Wednesday's Daily Gazette. der of the county attorney not a card has been turrned, neither has a roulette wheel buzzed since then pnd gambling of all kinds, that is open and free gambling has ceased in the city, yet ,there is an aftermath which is causing pnore or less perturbation of spirit to a number of men and the best of feeling and amity do not ob tain in quarters that until the order was issued dwelt in peace and har mony. Faulty bookkeeping and care lessness in keeping the records straight seem to be responsible for the mixup. Now that gambling has really stop ped it may not be wrong to- admit that until the county attorney heard the rumblings from Helena more or less playing for money was tolerated, if not permitted because of an under standing that existed between cer tain of the city officials and the gen tlemen who love to toy with the tiger and hunt him in his lair. While not technically licensed, still gambling, was not interfered with, the considera-. tion being the payment of a regular stipend to the' city, through the chan nel of the police court, and here .is where the trouble lies. When the system of collecting "fines" was first adopited the collec tions were made once every 10 days, as its was in the nature of a tentative arrangement, necessarily made so be cause of the uncertainty that pre vailed relative to the actions of the state and county authorities, as it was not known what they might take a notion to do. As time progressed and no signs of interference form those quarters were to be noticed, the city became a little reckless and in stead of insisting upon tri-monthly payments relaxed its rules to the ex tent of demanding only monthly con tributions, it no longer being haunt ed by the fear that by being thus obliging it would lose its "rakeoff.' Under the new plan the ninth of each month was payday and the men who were conductinig games were general ly prompt in coming to the judge's desk and settling up. In making the change it seems that due caution was not , exercised in keeping the records and some of the men who contributed now claim lhat they are charged with arrearages they do not owe. It all came about through -the insistence of some of the aldermen, who aver that the gamblers are indebted to the city in the propor. tion of their fines due from January 9 until February 6, the day County Attorney Harris issued his order to the sheriff, leaving a matter of three days to be deducted fromA the full amount. Believing themselves to bE right and as good and dutiful aider men determined that the city should get its "pound of flesh," they called the attention of the police magistrate to the delinquency and demanded thal the delinquents be brought to book Now whether rightly or wrongly it is claimed that like the famour magistrate of Butte, Judge Mann i a candidate for re-election and thai naturally he does not care to mak. any more enemies than he need al this particular time, as it is not suco a far cry until the next election. For this reason it is said that he has beer somewhat lax in carrying out the in structions of the aldermen and has re sorted to diplomacy to bring about the object sought, instead of availing him self of his magisterial prerogative ani taking emphatic official action to com pel payment. He did, however, g( to the extent of asking City AttorneJ Johnston to file a complaint with him against the men said to be in ar rears charging them with violatin: the ordinance against gambling With the complaint before him, he caused word to be sent to the delin quents that they were expected to appear for settlement. Chief Dulir was appoipted messenger and he say' he delivered the judge's message Here the, matter rests. The men named in. the complaint or the most of them declare that they owe the city nothing; that on the con trary they have a claim against ths municipality for:the balance of thE fine not covered by the period duripn which they were act..lY copductinp their games. In other , worzd,. tle~e say they have been paying' lar' - vance; that the last payment made, on January 9, was for the month end ing February 9, and as they figure it the city should make a refund for the three days between the date of the order of the county attorney and the expiration of their "license." Up to noon no warrants had been issued and both sides were in a wait ing attitude. NEW BOND ISSUE. Proposition May Be Submitted by Board of Education. From Tuesday's Daily Gazette. Both as a measure of economy and to tide over a shortage that is an ticipated later, the board of educa tion may decide to submit a proposi tion for a bond issue to the taxpayers of the district before long. At last night's meeting of the board President Moss gave notice that he would bring up the matter of a new bond issue at the next meeting. He said that by issuing new bonds some of those now outstanding could be redeemed and refunded at a much lower rate of interest, while money would also be needed toward the end of the present term to meet the de ficiency in the fund for the payment of teachers' salaries, as the money available for that purpose was insuf ficient. The matter was informally discussed and if submitted it will probably be in the form of a motion to make the new issue $20,000 or $25, 000, as that is about the amount of money needed for the two purposes mentioned. The board decided to advance the salary of Miss Goddard, assistant teacher of the kindergarten grade, $10 a month, the advance to take ef fect on the first Monday of the pres ent month. This will make the pay of the position $30 a month, it having heretofore been only $20. Action was taken on a large num ber of bills, some of which were or dered paid, while some were rejected for various reasons. REACHING A CLIMAX. Judge Loud Takes Hand in Rosebud County Muddle. Notwithstanding that it was usher ed into existence under circumstances considered the most auspicious and that it promised to be a lusty and healthy youngster, Rosebud county seems destined not to escape any of the usual ills incident to childhood; in fact some of its citizens are of the opinion that it has arrived at a stage where drastic remedies are neces sary of application to insure its sur vival. At least so report from For syth, the county seat, would indicate. When Judge Loud convened the dis trict court there yesterday morning one of the first matters submitted to him was a petition signed by 100 tax payers and citizens praying that an investigation be had into the financial affairs of the county, and that he is sue a venire for a grand jury to make general inquiry into the administra tion of the county's affairs for the last year. That there seemed to be some grounds for such a request was made evident by the judge's reply that suf ficient warrant existed for making an examination of the county funds and that he would call upon the state ex aminer to make such examination at once. He also intimation that the other request of the peitioners would be granted and a grand jury summon ed. SHERIDAN VS. BILLINGS. Crack Bowlers Will Play Second Series Tonight. The bowlers of Sheridan and Bill ings will try conclusions for the sec ond time and the local players will endeavor to reverse the standing of the two teams. When Billings went to the Wyoming town it was to come back defeated, by eight' pins. This advantage, of course, still stands to the other men and tonight Billings will try to overcome it and add enough more to give the two series to the home team. This may not prove a very easy matter, as the Sheridanites are players from away ;back and, hold the championship of northeri Wyom ing. The visiting team is composed of Charles P. Story, M. Toomey,. A. Luce and John Morris. Salsbury, Corey and Daniels will be the local men, with Tschudy on the bench .as substitute. The game will begin at 8:30 o'clock. The scratch of a pin may cause the loss of a limb or even death when blood poisoning results from the in jury. All danger of this may be avoided, however, by promptly apply Ing· Chamberlaints Pain Balm. It is an antiseptic and quick healing: lini ment Ltr t, ~ryises and. burns. For 9ale by all du.ggist., 21ff DL WWi*3 DENtES TIERE WAS CRUELTY OPEN LETTER FROM FORMER RE FORM SCHOOL TRUSTEE. THE GIRL FROM HAMILTON John Block Was Punished for As saulting and Fighting One of the Guards. A short time ago charges of cruelty to inmates of the reform school were made by a young man who had been an inmate of the i'chool. In reply to these charges J. B. Hawkins, who was a member of the board and at the same time superintendent of the agri cultural department of the school, has prepared a statement for the informa tion of the general public, in which the facts of the incident related in the charges are set forth. Mr. Hawkins says: In the inter view with Charles Powers, a former inmate of the Montana state reform school, there are so many misrepre sentations which are cajculated to prejudice the public mind that I feel, as one interested in the school, that they should not go unnoticed. Nearly all of the statements made there are falsehoods ,and Powers knows them to be false. In speaking of Born, Powers says he was one of the new guards during the time Mr. Dickinson was director. The fact is that Born was night watch man under Mr. White, and was dis charged by Mr. White before Mr. Dickinson ever became director. In regard to John Block, his of fense was 4'it serious one, assaulting and fighting the guards. He was se verely punished, but upon careful in vestigation of the matter the board of trustees decided that the punish ment was more severe than ought to have been administered. As to his wearing handcuffs for a week, there is not one word of truth in this. As to the whipping of girls, let me say that there has not been a girl whipped in the reform school since August, 1901, and no man but the su perintendent has ever administered any punishment to any of the girls. In speaking of the girl that came to the school from Hamiltcn, Powers says that one of the officers is respon sible for her condition. The fact is that the girl came into the institution on the 22d day of November, 1902. After she had been there a few days she made a statement to the matron which caused her to be taken to Dr. Grey, the physician who was attending the inmates at that time. She was found to be in a condition which made it impossible for her to remain in the reform school. Dr. Grey found that she was advanced at least three months in pregnancy, and will certify to this fact at any time. He so stat ed the fact at the' time he' made the examination. She was sent home on the 3d of January of the present year, after she had been in the institution about two months. She was returned to her home as soon as possible after her father sent transportation for her. The statement of Powers that any of ficer of the institution was responsi ble for her condition is as false as anything in the^ world caq be. No official of the reform school ever kncw the girl before she came here and none of the men employed here, ex cept the superintendent, saw her while she was here-not a single man. Such statements sent broadcast to the public are very greatly calculated to do harm, 'and it is to be regretted that they should' be made without any investigation except the bbare statement of one who has been an in, mate of the reform school. As to the statement that Ithe mem bers of the board of trustees, did not know what was going on in the school, I will say that I was a member of the board during all the time Mr. Dickin son was director of the institution. I was at the reform school from May, 1900, until March, 1901, and again from March, 1902, until November, 1902. .There was no time when the inmates of the school could not talk to me, and they always felt perfectly free to do so, and did do so. As to the watch spoken of, it is wholly untrue that Mr. Dickinson ever wore this watch. The watch was found in a case in a desk in the of flce ,and was turned over to Powers at the time of his release by me. Mr. Dickinson never had the watch on or wonre it for one moment. Wanted.. Ranch for rent. AdWcss C. A., Ga zette office. 81-2 See sh.opeakler under 'egen Bros. f$avipg' bIank. Good work: p~ces REFORM SCHOOL MANAGER J. B. Hawkins Appointed Superin tendent' of Correction Home. 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