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TOUCH CASE, F MANY NAMES IS UNDER ARREST. TO PLAY OLD CAME op Into Custody While Offering Check That Was Pronounced No Good. Tuesday's Daily Gazette hief Dulin arrested a man yester afternoon, who while still young ears, is believed to be old in crim experience. Exactly what charge ld be preferred against him had yet been decided this morning, t the supposition was that it would .that of trying to obtain money un r false pretense. The fellow's e had also not yet been learned, as seems he has been going under a rmber of aliases. Shortly before the arrest was made southside saloon keeper informed chief that during the day a rail d man had been in his place and mpted to secure some money on heck, but as he did not know the n and there was something about appearance and actions that caus jhim to be suspicious of him he decided to inform the authorities. :description of the man was given d, the chief instantly recognized him 'bne he had seen only a few min ' before. The chief began a search for the ger and found him in the Vogue ore. In the meantime he had learn dthat the same man had sought to s. a check on the Donovan-McCor ick company, but it had been de lined, as neither the bearer nor the erson purporting to have issued it as known to any of the employes of e firm. Mr.. Dulin called the man ut and asked him about the check. he fellow denied that he had a heck, but while making the denial s observed to slip something un er the waistband of his trousers. He as taken to headquarters and search d, when the check was found. After is he was locked up to await further evelopments. At the Vogue Mr. Dulin learned hat the man had attempted to pass check there, after having first been fused credit for a pair of shoes. Her aid that he had money in the bank, e t'did not want to draw any, as he d as a conductor on the Northern Pa- h c and would soon receive his pay. he check he tendered was drawn on e 1he First National bank of Billings 'id was made payable to the Dono n-McCormick company and was igned "W. G. Riley," which the fel ow said was his name. It was for 10. Inquiry at the bank revealed the fact that the man was not known there and that he had no credit at the bank. On the.person of the prisoner was ound a large portmanteau, which con ned several letters, some meal tickets, passes, employes certificates bof different kinds issued by the Chi Cago & Northwestern and several oth er eastern roads, showing that he or the man whose name appeared on the certificates had been employed by the ompanies. Some of the papers bore ;the name of "William C. Bailey," oth '*rs that of "William Bailey," others gain that of "William E. Bryant," uvhile "William Brandt," "William ;rant" and "William Riley" also ap geared. It was shown conclusively that he had been following railroad g, sometimes as brakeman and oth rs as fireman. It also appeared that e had been employed on the Northern cific, with Missoula as his appar t headquarters. From some of the cal employes of the company Mr. lin learned jthat', the man had re ently been at work here, running out Billings as an extra brakeman, his et work having been done in the ev of Conductor Cushman. It was ry evident that he was not popular th the'nen with whom he has been orking, as none of them would have thing to do with him after his ar . The man was drunk when ar ted and his appearance indicated t he had but recently been in a ht, as he had a black eye and part t his clothing was covered with blood 'his morning one of the Northern d.fc detectives was at police head arters and with Chief b)ulit made a orough examination of the papers en from the prisoner. Two letters, '.bearing a different name and in great handwriting, were found g them. Each of the letters pur to have been written by the p mother, notwithstanding that bore different names. In one w1as made of some difficulty peth, 'person to whom the let sed .. apparently then ,found himself, for the letter state. that the writer of it would send hi.r a money order for $25 with which tc employ a lawyer, promising him thai another order for a like amount would I be forthcoming at the next payday A number of newspaper clippings were also found. One of them seem ed to be of recent date and container a brief account of the arrest of Wil liam Brandt, supposedly at Helena for passing a forged check. The de tective engaged the prisoner in con versation for the purpose of findinj out more about him and was stil closteed with him when The Gazette reporter left the station. From wha had been learned up to that time i was made to appear that the man ha( been a chum of the Northern Pacifi brakeman recently sentenced at Mis soula for a long term for criminal as zault on a little girl. Gives His Name. This afternoon the prisoner said hi: name was William George Riley, bu beyond that volunteered no furthe information concerning himself. H, will be held a day or two longer ii q order that the authorities may lean something more about him. It i i said that he is mixed up in a watcl transaction at Livingston for whic] s he may be "wanted" there. On, s story has it that he stole the watch a while another is that he bought 11 on credit, and then disposed of it t e some one here. Until more can b d learned concerning the matter prol i- ably no complaint will be lodge SCORED ONE VICTIM. Riley Obtains Valuable Watch from Southside Jeweler. From Wednesday's Daily Gazette. Although he was not successful in passing his bogus checks, the man Riley, Bailey, Brant, or whatever hie name may be, succeeded in playing a confidence game on a southside jew eler, whom he fleeced out of a watch The jeweler reported to Chief Dulir last evening that the fellow had rep resented himself as being regularly employed by the Northern Pacific anc that he needed a watch, but did nol have the money to pay for one. HE said that if given a watch he Woulc give the seller an order on the railroa. company and make monthly paymenti on the timepiece. Although the fel low was an entire stranger to him the jeweler accommodated him an( let him have a valuable watch, takinl the order in exchange. It was onl! after he had read last night's Gazette that the jeweler came to the conclu sion that he had been buncoed and at pealed to Mr. Dulin. The latter it terrogated the prisoner concernin, the matter and he admitted havin; received a watch'as stated, but clain ed that he had" disposed of it whil drunk and could not recall to whom h had given it. County Attorney Harris said last el ening that while he had not fully ii *vestigated the case as it then appea: ed against the prisoner, he doubte whether much could be done wit him, unless it could be proved thi r the check he attempted to pass wa a forgery. Having received nothin on account of it, it was not a case c e having obtained money or goods ul der false pretense, and it was doubtfi b whether he could be successfully pro ecuted for simply having made tl I attempt. Since the matter of tl watch has come up, however, tl case may have assumed a differei aspect in the eyes of the law and tl ir fellow may have to face a charge e fraudulently obtaining goods. MR. SPEAR ACCEPTS. Had No Idea of Withdrawing as Cit izens' Candidate for Mayor. To the Citizens of Billings: At the urgent request of quite a number of citizens that I permit my name to be used as a candidate for mayor at the coming city election, I consented upon condition that there were a sufficient number of citizens, irrespective of politics, who would sign a petition as would justify me in the belief that I would be warranted in so doing, and the petition placing me in nomination having been signed by such a large number of citizens in good faith, I accept the nomination in the same good faith, and pledge myself to an economical administra tion of city affairs and to a good gov ernment thereof. CHAS. SPEAR. Billings, Mont., March 17, 1903. Money to loan on city and farm property. T. J. Bouton. 55-tf Notice of Dissolution of Partnership. Notice is hereby given that the co L partnership heretofore existing be 4 tween W. D. Story and F. W. Lee, under the firm name of W. D. Story i & Co., is hereby dissolved by mutual I consent. F. W. Lee will pay all outstand ing obligations and collect all accounts t due the late firm. W. D. STORY, F. W. LEE. Dated Park City, Mont., March 12, 1 1903. 91-3 BUOCGET FOR COMING YEAR; COUNCIL ADOPTS ANNUAL AP PROPRIATION ORD!"LANCE. INCREASE IN SALARY LIST Pay of Chief of Fire Department and, Drivers Is Raised-New Official Added. Wednesday's Daily Gaztte. It takes money, and much of it, t o maintain a city of the size and pre tensions of Billings, as may bee seen by casting together the figures con tained in the annual appropriation ordinance adopted by the city council last night, when financial arrange ments were made for the ensuing fiscal year, beginning May 1. The finance committee of the coun cil submitted its estimates and also a draft for an ordinance appropriat ing the various sums of money. After the usual amount of discussion and estimating the ordinance *as adopt ed, the blank sums having previoussly been filled in. Salaries Are Fixed. As fixed by the ordinance the sal aries of the different officials and em ployes of the city for the next year will be as follows: Mayor, $120. n Treasurer, $400. n Attorney, $420. s Clerk, $420. a Police magistrate, $400. - Aldermen, $72 each. L. Chief of police, $900. n Patrolmen, $900, each. ) Chief of fire department: $1,200. y Weighmaster, $900. d Street commissioner, $900. it Janitor of city hall, $900. e Drivers of fire teams, $1,020, each. d Appropriations. The appropriations for the different :s departments of the city follow: Maintenance or ,iorary, ,uuv.u. 1 Fire department, $2,000. d Hydrant rental, $5,825. .g Electric lights, $4,500. Y Streets and sidewalks, $1,200. :e Fuel, stationary, printing and inci - dentals, $700. - Payment of bond interest and bond n- No. 5 of the refunding bonds, $2,260. ig Interest on city hall bonds, $1,280. ig Mayor's salary, $120. n- Treasurer's salary, $400. le City attorney's salary, $420. ie Clerk's salary, $420. Police magistrate's salary, $400. V Aldermen's salaries, $576. a- Salary of chief of police, $900. ir- Salary of chief of fire department, $d $1,200. th Salaries of patrolmen, $2,700. at Salary of street commissioner, $900 as Salaries of drivers of fire teams, $g $1,020. of Salary of janitor, $900. in- Salary of weighmaster, $900. ul Heretofore the police magistrate 8s- has been paid $600 a year, the $200 he increase over the new schedule be he ing allowed for'office rent. Since the he city is now furnishing an office it nt was decided to fix the salary at the he statutory amount, $400. The firemen of fared better, as they have been given an increase over the old rate of pay. Report Called For. Alderman White called the atten tion of the council to the fact that, as yet, no report had been received from the finance committee in the matter of the city vs the Minnesota a & Montana Land and Improvement my company, which had been referred to for it some time before. Mr. White re on, minded the mayor that at the time the ere matter was first presented to the ns, council a motion was made to accept uld the offer of the company, and that it in was only at his earnest solicitatior ted that the question was referred to a ing committee for investigation and re ned port, and said: "Personally I beal in the Minnesota & Montana Land an( ion Improvement company no ill will. O0 dge the contrary, my relations with the tra- local representative of the compan: ov- are of the most friendly nature, anm the liberal policy adopted by th, R. stockholders of the company towar, the city and its institutions have beel such as to merit my highest esteen arm and had I thought it right and prope to be governed by my personal pre ferences in the matter I should have undoubtedly voted in favor of the motion to accept the offer made. But I did not then and do not now believe it right to allow personal wishes to control in a matter of giving away any of the rights of the city which I have the honor, in part, to repre sent in this body. "Either the deed to the property involved is a good deed or it is a worthless piece of paper. If it is a valid deed the property covered Is worth many times the amount of the city's demands; if it is of a question able nature then it is a matter of judgment how far the council should' take chances in conserving the city's interests; and if the deed is worth less the sooner the city fins it out and takes steps to correct the error the better. In any event the council should have some sore of report on the matter. There ought to be no 'hold-up' in the matter, but the city should have what it is fairly entitled to. "In addition, I have an ulterior mo tive in calling this matter up at this time. So far the present city admin istration has been guilty of no more serious errors than those of judgment, but if this matter is not taken up and disposed of before the end of the pres ent fiscal year the graver charge of shirking a responsibility may be war ranted." The council fully coincided with Mr. White in the idea that the matter should be disposed of, and instructed the committee to bring in a report the next meeting. Miscellaneous. The reports of the different city of ficers were received and accepted. On the matter of the petition for an are light at the intersection of North Twenty-sixth street and Sixth avenue the fire, water and light com mittee made an adverse report and it was adopted by the council. The petition of Fred Mashaw and others for an extension of the water main in North Thirty-second street was returned to the petitioners with the request that each give a desctip tion and number of lots owned by him and adjoining that part of the street for which the extension is asked. Action was taken on the petition for constructing a sidewalk on. the east side of North Thirtieth street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, as submit ted at the last meeting of the council, favorable report having been made by the street and sidewalk committee, mI to whom the petition had been re- P1 ferred. The walk was ordered con- be structed and the school board will gr have to comply with the ordinance the be same as an individual. la: E. S. Bishop submitted a protest th against the practice some people er seem to make of keeping their cows tb and horses in the alley in block 98. The protestant says the matter has sr assumed the dignity of a public nuis ance and he wants the council to abate to it saying that the persons guilty of it refuse to clean up after their animals. The communication was referred to as the proper committee. al D. P. Van Horne was confirmed as registrar for the ensuing city election P and filed his official oath. ir Judges and Clerks. n Judges and clerks of election for ci the forthcoming city election were ap- I pointed and confirmed as follows: First ward: Judges-O. W. Nickey, Erick Erickson and S. D. Church; clerks, J. W. Vaughan and Ira L. Whit ney. Second ward: ,Judges-William Baker, Henry Terrell and J. H. Mar tin; clerks, H. T. Groves and H. C. 4 Crippen. Third ward: Judges-F. A. Stine, 1i D. C. Young and David Boykin; t clerks, William Owens and Charles S Schneider. t Fourth ward: Judges-J. W. Ap- e pleman, J. W. Adams and A. S. Shan- c non; clerks, A. P. Hart and W. J. c Stoddard. Polling Places The polling places for the respec tive wards will be as follows: First ward, court house. Second ward, city hall. Third ward, Boykin house. Fourth ward, Appleman's store. A MEASURE OF MERIT. Billings Citizens Should Weigh Well This Evidence. o Proof of merit lies in the evidence. Convincing evidence in Billings. e Is not the testimdny of strangers, a But the endorsement of Billings peo it pie. Lt That's the kind of proof given here, n The statement of a Billings citizen. a A. Battles, of 314 South Thirty-sec 3- ond street, janitor of the court house, Lr says: "It is some three or four years d since I first noticed symptoms of kid n ney complaint, which gradually be-, le came more pronounced until recently Ly I was lame across the loins and suf Ld fered from incessant pain in the re ie gion of the kidneys when getting up dd from a chair. In addition trouble nn with the kidney secretions existed n. which acted too frequently and were er accompanied by a scalding and burn e- ing sensation. Doan's Kidney Pills ve were brought to my notice and I got ie a box at the Chapple Drug Co.'s store, ut corner, of Montana avenue and Twen ve ty-elghth street. The first few doses to brought relief and a short continua sy tion of the treatment cured me com lh pletely. I have already recommended -e- them to others and will be glad to say a good word for Doan's Kidney ty Pills whenever I can." a For sale by all dealers. Price 50 a cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Is Y.. sole agents for the United States. he Remember the name-Doan's-a.id in- take no ,ther. 11 THEY DEFEAT AL VISITORS BILLINGS BOWLERS TOP OTHER OUTSIDE TEAMS. OVREN IS THE CHAMPION Makes Highest Individual Score in Tournament--Salsbury Reward ed With Booby Prize. hile they failed to return with the ampionship trophy, the Billings owlers have the satisfaction of being the only outside players who partici pated In the state tournament that got even honorable mention, being the only ones of the visitors that won any of the series in which they participat ed. They also have the supreme satis faction of having defeated their old enemies, thA Thorntons, the men who at one time were heard to say a great deal concerning what they would do with the "sheepherders." The trophy goes to the Phisters, a Butte team, while a player from Billings won the state chanipionship for individual scoring. O. C. Ovren had the pole that reached the persimmon. He 'did it by knocking over 802 pins in four games. For this he received a cash prize of $24. Sam Salsbury was an other who was awarded a prize, but for a different performance. He' was the low man in the tournament and received a cocked hat ball, with finger holes, as the "booby" prize. w! The only teams that defeated the we men from the Magic City were the for Phisters and Butte Miners, Billings off beating all the others. Just what the tut granu total scores made are could not be learned when the home players left HE last night, but they know that they an finished in fourth place, after experi- de encing the hardest kind of luck in is their first day's playing. Had the ha fickle old dame been as free with her smiles on the opening day as she was on the last probably a differen tale would have to be told. In yesterday's games Billings com- ki peted with Miles City, the Thorntons n and Phisters, defeating the first two It and going down before the last nam- 1' ed. The score of the game with the w Phisters could not be learned. Bill- 1 ings' total was 1,658, which, although , not so very bad, was topped by a Ii considerable margin by the Butte i:( men. The other scores were: cý Billings-575, 495, 588; total, 1,658. di Thorntons-532, 485, 495; total, 1,- i) 51.2. , i The Billings-Miles City game re sulted as follows: Billings-514, 538, 602; total, 1,654. Miles City-522, 469, 507; total, 1,. " 498. b Elliot, upon whom much reliance E had been placed to help pull the team E toward the head of the column, was sick and unable to take part in the tournament. In all of yesterday's games the home team was composed of Tschudy, Ovren and Richstein. The other players who were there were, Salsbury, Griggs, Corey and Elliot. Griggs did not take part, but merely went along as a rooter. Owing to the confusion that prevail- i ed last night and the constant playing * necessary to complete the games 9 scheduled nothing was done in the way of arranging for the next meeting or the place at which it is to be held. All these matters will have to be set tled at some future date. NECESSARY ISSUE. Additional Bond Issue Must Be Made for Schools. At the forthcoming school election in the city, aside from the election of several members of the board of education, the taxpayers of the district will be called upon to vote on the question of bonding the district in the sum of $25,000. s Expressions from many taxpayers I- indicate that there is opposition to bonding the district, but if the people y expect to maintain public schools they E- must provide funds for that purpose. The proposed bond issue is for the D purpose of paying off bonds which e will mature in a few months and pro d vide funds for part of the operating ,e expenses during the next school year. 1s Sheep for Sale. )t Two thousand six hundred high e, grade Merino ewes, bred to fine large a- Delaine Ohio rams, long soft. wool and 5s good shearers. Also 700 older ewes, a- bred to thoroughbred Merino rams. n- All ewes in fine condition; sold in lots sd to suit purchaser. Edgar B. Camp, Lo Real Estate and Live Stock Broker. 'y Billings, Mont. 154-2-89-4 50 We want hay, oats, wheat, potatoes I. and farm produce. Call at our store s. or write us and we will name you id price on above. 11 90-9. DONOVAN-McCORMIC KCO. FOR ILLEGAL FENCtNG. Hearing of Testimony Agatint Ed. I ward Cardwell Is Begun. At last.the grangers residing up the valley, who have been complaining for a number of years at the action of the large flockmasters and cattlemen in allegedly fencing the public domain, are having their inning. As has been published repeatedly, the government some months ago ordered the removal of all illegal fences that were erected for the purpose of encJosing public lands for the use of the grazers. It seems that but little heed has been paid to the order and the agents of the government have begun action in the courts to compel compliance with the orders of the interior department. Among those who are held guilty of having constructed such illegal fences in this county are Herman Witt, C. T. Thomas and Edward Cardwell. It is said that others also are in the same boat, but so far it seems no action has been instituted against any, except the three named. Recently F. H. Hathhorn of this city was appointed special examiner to hear testimony in the actions be gun against Ihe defendants and today he is holding his first sitting. It was elected to proceed with the case against Cardwell first and this after noon the hearing is in progress. Quite a number of witnesses have been subpoenaed for the government and as in all matters in which the govern ment is the prosecutor the case will undoubtedly be gone into in detail. In addition to the oral testimony that will be heard, the prosecution will also introduce much of a documentary na ture, having come in possession of some papers filed in connection with several cases tried at the recent term of the district court in this county in which some of the present defendants were plaintiffs and in which they sued for injunctions to keep other parties off the lands they had fenced as pas tures. United States Attorney Bailey of Helena appears for the prosecution and O. F. Goddard of this city for the defense: Masena Bullard of Helena is also retained for the defense, but has not as yet put in an appearance. Tragedy Averted,. "Just in the nick of time our little c y was saved," writes Mrs. W. Wat ins of Pleasant City, Ohio. "Pneu 1 onia had played sad havoc with him nid a terrible cough set in besides. l'(ctors treated him, but he grew worse every day. At length we tried L.r. King's New Discovery for Con .umption, and our darling was saved. lie's now sound, and well." Every i:cdy ought to know, it's the only sure cire for coughs, colds and all lung diseases, Guarnteed by the Chapple )rug Co. Price 50c and $1. Trial bot iles free. For Sale or Trade. Four room dwelling and five lots in West Side addition, will sell at a bargain, or exchange for live stock. Edgar B. Camp, Billings, Mont., Real Estate and Livestock Broker. d-sw4f Wanted. To hbuy bounty clatms. Xta ofc front room over W. B. Ten Eyck's Montana avenue. 4ttf DR. CLIFF LINDSEY. •T. JOHN'S COUtJGH 'JRE will :ure "our cough. bot(e hr rbapple Drii¢ h` LEAVE YOUR STOCK : AT C; t Cothron &Todd's Stables Rear of Grand Hotel Best of Care Prices Always Reasonable Y » ,"a"ý,ý'l~ipC Niiarj;:1i' -T(.ýt Lýliu - DR. SELBREDE z -I a Parlors OverB i .ca.p, plns Mont Drug Co.