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NEW LAW V PROVIDED FOR DETER t0 RESULT OF ELECTION fAULT IS NOT FATAL ey General Donovan Outlines a Course of Proceedure That Should Be Followed. evelops that there is a defect in w. relating to the election of s of county free high schools, by the eighth assembly. The i scontained in senate bill No. 63, uced by Sherlock, and it is found ,following the la'nguage of the trlictly there is no way of deter iag the result of the election for .mce in school districts of the a and' third classes, says the ena Independent. ematter was brought to the at on of Attorney General James ovan in a letter of inquiry from . Stark, county attorney of Park , and the attorney general has i an opinion in which he While there is a defect in mot of such fatality as to pose for which the law aeed, and a course of pro ie that may be followed is pointed The attorney general says: The :vident intention of the legis ,eg provi4ing for election of trus 'was to follow the procedure in ed in the general school law of ricts of the first class, but they dlntly didn't enact such a law. Under section 2, of senate bill 63, manner provided for school dis of the second and third classes I.llowed, then you are quite right your conclusion that threre would no law to determine the result of •election, because under section 0 of the school laws, approved Mar. 197, 'in districts of the second and rd class said books and tally lists 11 be returned to the board of trus * of the district, who shall canvass v~otes and cause the clerk of dis t to issue certificates of election the person or persons elected,' etc. is, or course, does not conrorm in way to the intention of the county school act. The oiry way that I can suggest er this incongruity is this: The 'must be enforced and construed e effective, if it can be done with easonable rules of construction. s 'always try to give effect to a '.f it is possible to do so, and the Ssuggestion that I can make in matter would be this: That when election is held for trustees for 'free high school, to treat it, or ry on the election in the manner ( will nearly conform to the law. f section 2 had said 'there shall elected,' etc., 'in the same manner "provided by law for the election ,trustees for schdol districts of the class,' there would have been difficulty. he defect in this law seems to vnot in the purpose for which the was enacted, but in the manner harrying it out. As the law pro s for an election of school trus a for free high schools, the man a:in which the trustees shall be ed is a matter of minor impor ie, provided there is any way by ch the will of the electors can be ed out. Bearing this proposition ind the inquiry is, Does a failure rovide a complete manner of con ing the election vitiate the act f? This inquiry would be nearly ss answered in the negative. We t thus seek, if possible a way to out the purposes of this enact The law provides that there I,-be a county free high school: vides for the election of trustees anage the school, and the only t in this matter is the manner in ,these trustees shall be elected. certainly is a defect in that f the law. Then, is that defect h fatality as to destroy the es for which the law was en I think not. I would, there ggest that in elections under 2, that the board of school be notified in all the school ts to provide for an election, old said election, canvass the s and send them to the county and recorder. In this way what trustees are elected can be de ed by the board of county -com ers and their certificates of issued. li there is some irregularity proceedure, it is only such Ity as exists because of a 'J: the law to be clear and and at the same time is done y out the.intent and pur eact itself." 'rýa on city aid farm 56-tf CLEVELAND COMING WEST. Former President Will Make a Tour of the Western States. Princeton, N. J., March 18.-Former President Grover Cleveland has com pleted arrangements for an extended trip through the western states. His first stop will be made at St. Louis on April 30, when he will attend the dedi cation of the St. Louis fair grounds. The full details of the trip have not been completed. W. G. CONRAD'S OFFER. Banker Wants to See Montana Cred itably Represented. Great Falls, March 18.-W. G. Con rad today announced he would give $1,000 toward a fund for the Montana exhibit at the St. Louis fair and would also send his fine collection of gold nuggest and dust, formerly owned by the First National bank of Helena. Fredericks Defeats Opie. Great Falls, March 18.-"Kid" Fred: ericks of Buffalo tonight defeated Howard Opie of Butte in the fourth round of what was to have been a 20 round go at the Grand opera house. A large crowd attended. The fight was fast throughout, but Fredericks at all times had the best of it, and concluded it in the fourth round by a clean knockout. LIVINGSTON PLANS BIG DEMONSTRATION RECEPTION OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT WILL BE MADE STATE EVENT. Livingston, March 18.-Arrange ments are being made by the citizens of Livingston to tender President Roosevelt a grand reception on his arrival in this city April 8. A meeting has been called for to morrow evening, at which time com mittees will be selected and arrange ments made for the affair which it is proposed to make the most elaborate ever given in this part of the state. It is expected to make the reception a state event, and with that idea in view invitations will be extended to Governor Toole and staff, state offi cers and other prominent people of the state, this being the first point in the state at which the president will stop for any length of time. It is expected that a large number of guests will be in attendance from various portions of the state, and the event will be made one of interest to the entire state. Major Pitcher, the superintendent of the park, and who will have charge of the president and party during the stay here, has not yet been officially notified of the visit of the president, but such notice is expected to arrive in a day or two. Denied the Charge. Helena, March 18.-Charles Reed, a Iccal saloonkeeper, who was arrested a few days ago on the charge of sell ing liquor to high school boys the evening of the basketbill game be tween the high school team and a team from the state university, plead ed not guilty in a justice of the peace n-lrt tnda9, TTo will h. tritrl In9nr Governor to Build. Helena, March 18.-Governor J. K. Toole has awarded the contract to E. W. Fiske for the erection of a resi dence he will build on the corner of Fifth avenue and Ewing street, a short distance north of the court house. The contract price was not made public, but it is understood the residence will be a fine one. DRIVERS WIN THEIR STRIKE. Transfer Companies and Teamsters Reach an Agreement. Kansas City, Mo., March 18.-After arguments lasting more. than eight hours, the attorneys and representa tives of' the striking teamsters and. transfer companies reached an agree ment last night and today every trans fer wagon in the city is running The transfer companies agree to recognize the union and made other concessions which amount to almost a complete victory for the strikers. With one exception, the wage scale was adopted as presented by the team sters. Drivers of heavy wagons will receive $1.75 per day, drivers of light wagons $1.50. per day and drivers of single wagons $1.25 per day. IN A MEXICAN JAIL. Two More Americans Are Thrown Into Prison. Chicago, March 18.-A dispatch to the Tribune from Phoenix, Ariz., says: Word has been received here that Shirley Christy, general manager of the southwest for an American life insurance company. and Ben Shuster, who has been touring Mexico: in an automobile, has been thrown into jail SHORT STUDY IN ALADD INS TWO YOUNG AMERICANS WHO CONTROL MILLIONS. EXCELL IN READY MONEY James H. Hyde and Young Rockefel ler Educated to Succeed Their aFthers. .William E. Gurtis in Chicago Rec ord-Herald: A rather important event in fhiancial and railway circles took place the other day without attract ing much attention, and its great sig nificance has been entirely overlooked. Reference is made to the election of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and James H. Hyde to the directory of the Mis souri Pacific and other railroads of the Gould system. These two young men, both of them under 30 years of age, represent two of the largest finan cial interests in the world, unsurpass ed in many respects. The Rothschild "crowd," as it is called; the Morgan interests, the Har rimans and the J. J. Hill combinations control enormous sums of money and influence, but none of them can com mand the ready capital that lies at the call of Mr. Rockefeller. Mr. Hyde, although but 27 years old, is at the head of one of the lar gest and most influential corporations in the world, the Equitable Insurance company. He is not only at the head of that institution, but its absolute owner and dictator. The capital stock of the company is only $100,000, al though its assets add a thousand mil lions, and young Mr. Hyde is the for tunate owner of $51,000, or fifty-one of the 100 shares. He inherited this from his father, who had no superior in recent generations either in organ ization or in enterprise. He was a man of dictatorial habits and close business methods, and that gireat company is a monument to his business sagacity and industry. He surrounded himself with a board of directors who control a dozen or more of the most important financitl insti tutions in the country, and his assist ants were men selected for their genius in the line where their services were required. James H. Hyde, the son, was edu cated to take his father's place and was elected president of the company at its first meeting after his father's death, when he was only 25 years old. However, since he was alile to understand anything he and every one else connected with the company has known that he was to succeed his father, and his education and training had been governed with that end in view. He is a graduate of Harvard, fond of athletic sports, and a well rounded scholar. He is especially strong in French and has written a book on certain periods of French his tory, which he intends to publish. Young Hyde also has a hearty and healthy interest in social affairs, plays a good game of golf and tennis, is a fine cross-country rider and has a stable of thoroughbreds, several of which he has himself broken to sad dle or ,harness. His life has been clean, and his associations are- with the best 'class of young men in New York. He is interested in the uni versity settlement work and other charitable movements, and a strong supporter of the, Young Men's Chris tian association. Altogether there is no more competent or promising young business man in the United States, and he works moreo than eight nours a nay. Young Rockefeller is also a college man, a graduate of Brown university, of vigorous constitution, industrious habits, religious tendencies and an ambition to succeed his father as chief dictator of the Standard Oil company. His wife, tie daughter of Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island, is a young woman of refined tastes, quiet habits and entirely without social ambitions. Everybody knows that young Rocke feller is heir to the largest fortune in the world, and his annual income will be counted by the millions. In fact, the Rockefeller family have so much money that actually they do not know what to do with it, and with their connections,, can command a lar ger amount of spot cash than any of the financiers of the world. On one occasion, when there was a flurry in Wall street, a certain firm of brokers found themselves in a tight cocrner. They had several im portant customers out of town and beyond reach, who carried on mar gins an enormous amount of a certain stock' which was then being attacked in a desperate manner by the bear interests on the stock exchange, ana the banks which held the -certificates for collateral kept calling for more mnnav A+ +hn rniaia when tha lint dollar 'of the resources of this firnm had been advano3d to protect its 'cu-V tomers, an easy-going member of the Standard Oil "crowd" strolled in. He discovered the situation, told the bro 'kers to keep cool and wandered down to the Standard Oil bulling, a few numbers below. on Broadway. In about ten minutes he returned, and, laying $11,000,000 upon the desk of the senior partner, remarked, "Shake that at 'em." This means that the resources back of young Rockefeller are simply inexhaustible, and, like young Hyde, he has been trained with a view of making him competent to handle them. George Gould was taught by his father in the same way, and succeed ed him in the control of what was then the largest railway system in the world. He is the absolute master of the Western Union Telegraph com pany and about 9,000 miles of railway, which is being gradually extended un til very soon he will own the only through line between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. HEARING THE MERGER SUIT FOUR UNITED STATES JUDGES LISTEN TO ARGUMENTS. St. Louis, March 18.-For the first time in the history of the United States and by the authority of a spec ial act of congress passed last Feb ruary four United States circuit judges are sitting together to hear arguments in a case, the cause being the fight of the government against the Northern Securities company of New Jersey, in the celebrated merger suit. Under this special act the United States cir cuit court for the district of Minne sota is holding its session in St. Louis in .the appellate court room, and by this arrangement the case can go im meliately from this court to the su preme. court of the United States; whereas in the general court proced ure., it. would necessarily go through the court of appeals and a delay of from two to three years would proba bly ensue. The hearing of the case in .St. Louis is mostly for the personal convenience of the parties concerned. ,e, four judges before whom the merrger case .is being argued are Unit ed States Judges Caldwell, Sanborn Thayer and Vandevanter, Judge Cald wellpresiding. Tbe attorneys for the government are, Assistant Attorneys-General Jas M. peck :and William H. Day and Spec ial FpUpsel D. T. Watson, of Pitts bur:, United States Attorney D. P Dyer, of St. Louis, assisting. Thb attponeys for the Northern Se curities. company are former Attorney I Geneal John W. Griggs; former Judge George B. Young of St.' Paul; M. D G~gygg,, general attorney for the Great,.Northern, and E. W. Bunn, gen eral .attorney for the Northern Pacific Most of the day's session was takei up with.the presentation of arguments 3 for the government by Assistant At I torney-General Beck. He begat 1 speaking soon after court convenes at 10 o'clock and with the exceptiol of two hours of recess he spoke con r tinuously until 3:52 p. m. The cour a room was crowded, to hear his argt ment. Attorney Beck referred to the Wa 1 bash injunction case which is beini s tried in the United States distric B court at the other end of the building a saying that the laws were such tha f employes of a railroad who did no I- own one cent of stock or one rail c n1 the road could be enjoined from strik 1 ing and thereby interfering with tht v interstate commerce act by stoppin i- traffic,, but that unless this court s r rules, the government would be pow g erless to prevent the owners of th r- roads themselves from merging, pre s venting competition and thereby inter g fering with the points the interstat d commerce act sought to protect. SHE WANTS THE MONEY. Young Woman Who Accompanied English Swindler for Coin. New York, March 18.-A motion was made before United States Com missioner Alexander today to permit the United States marshal to turn over to 'Miss Browne a large portion of the money found upon Mr. Wright when he was arrested. Miss Browne claimed that £100 was her own mon ey and that a large sum in addition had been intrusted to her by her aunt, and that she in turn had given it to Wright for safe keeping. The marshal decided to turn £100 over to Miss Browne for her immediate needs, and the nurnbers of the larger notes are to be cabled to England at once to see if they are wanted there in'connec tion with any of the alleged swindles with which Wright is charged. Big Elephant Oead. New York, March 18.-The elephant Jingo, ~aid to have been larger than Jumbo, 'l"ed at sea on the steamer Georgie..Which arrived from Liverpool today. An -animal show bought Jingo in London. 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Notice.-There is delinquent on the -OF following described stock on account TRAINS, or assessment levied on the 12th day of February, 1903, the several amounts AT BILLINGS. set opposite the names of the respect- aT *OUN ,, PA ive shareholders, a follows: No. 2 Twin Cito L't. 9:00 a. m. 1 15. No. 4 Twlin City kxoioss 11:10p. inm. 11p, C. S. Smith, certificate No. 25, No . Pacitc Exprees..... 8:40a.mI. 95a.m. Ni, 22 Red Lodge Local I:14 p. in. 64 shares, par value $10.....$640 00 No. 24 Bridger ............. 3:0 pm. mI And in accordance with law and an wroI-nounr. :87 a. . No. 1 Northi.oast 9 l, 27 , 2. . . order of the board of trusteees, made No. 8'Paeific lxpres ..... 2. a m. 12 0 a. in. on the 14th day of March, 1903, so No. 5 ir1. Panfi h Ex. 4:4ra.m. 59:a0.m No. 21 lid L ni e 9:ý1a. m. many shares of each parcel of stock No 2s Hridger I 7:45a.m. as may be necessary will be sold in Throu hTicket, ri ..c.. .. the Onlit" States, Canada, A,,aka 4'" ia' ia t span. .iMat front of the court house at Billings, and Folders on tHplicalion. K..e.- HlOr. Montana, on the 31st day of March, OrderA for salt a ll ott Iof th . P. NExor.t Co. Bankable verywh-.-. 1903, at 2 o'clock p. m. of .such day V istj 'EOI) TAINS- I..4IN( CARS to pay delinquent assessment there on, together with costs of advertising PullmanFirs CIl.s'' t..ri S. c.,oneCs and expenses of sale. CHAS.. S. FEE. M. L,. HOYT, Office at Billings, Montana. . V A. St. Paul Are E: B. HASTINGS, Secretary, 92-2f High Line Ditch Company. TO CHICAGO; ST. LOUIS, Stockwell's E "#o." ,A •I 2607v9.Monft. Av KANSAS CITY, Bell 'Phone 89a; Moffett 'Phone 181. ST. JOSEPH, ATCHISON, LINCOLN, DENVER. No Charge for Male Help. And all Points East and West. 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