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The Billings gazette. [volume] (Billings, Mont.) 1896-1919, June 12, 1903, Image 1

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Sdl wstone
-APITAL, o,50.000
SURPl - $20,00oo6
'A. L. BABCOCK, Presildet
.DAVID PFit , Vi*W-Prlkidet
0. A. OGIs, Cashier
8. H. HO;llSTER, Au't Cas
Resgular lki"ng all ixts Branches.
Saofe Dpoeit Boxes Rented.
FPoreign a d Domestic Exchange.
Y:e Bros1I II SaIv Ings BaIl
Traneact a General Banking
Admilister I states.
Buy and Sell Real Setate and
Live 8tock.
Responsible apital,$125,00
Collect Rents
Take Charge of Business A
falrs for Non-Residents.
BillingsState Bank
Capital Stock, :60,000.00
Paul McCormlok, President.
B. G. $horey, Vice-Pres,
Charles Spear, Cashier.
H. A. Haynes, Teller.
H: C. Bostwick
A. C..Johnson,
C. O. Gruwell,
Paul McCormick,
A. H. Barth,
B. G. Shorey,
Chas. Spear.
.uns act a General Banking Business.
Succesor to A. C. HOOSE
Jeweler and Optician
Graduate of. two optical colleges.
Speclal attention to school chil
dren's eyes.
Satisfaction 'guaranteed and prices.
moderate for expert servicee
No charge for advice as to whether
you need glasses or if old ones are
located here ,permanently.
A First Class Restaurant
open at all hours.
Bakery in Connec'tion.
Jo. Piv & Co.: P ops
y cif!
Council Amends Ordinance P'ohibit
ing Maintenance of Gambling
Games-Flat Fine imposed.
By an ordinance the city council and
mayor 'haVe declared that the bucket
phops shall' pay a license more in pro
portion to the business done by them
than they have been required to pay
In the absence of a state law:in.'oon
-formity to which the city could .draw:
an ordinance covering their case, past
municipal governments have been.
content to classify' them under the
general 'head of, "professional" firms
and a nombinal cense has been exact
ed from them. Even to the payment
of this they objected, so it is 1stfe to
assume that they will now. protest
more vigorously and loudly than ever.
Ilut the city saems to fiave the "age"
and it appears to be a cease of pay or
The new ordinance is now' in effect,
having been adopted and approved at
last Tuesday's meetipg of the ctincil
and became operative immediately
upon its adoption. 'The fee exacted
for the privilege of doing business
within the corporate limits that the
compission firms will now have to
pay 'is. $25' a.. month. 'It is possible'
that a' defect may be discovered in
the" new ordinance, .which 'iis offiially
known as ordinance No. 175, and'
adds an additional section to Article
3 of Chapter 6 of the_ revised ordi
nances of the city of 'Billings, but'
judging from the care and minuteness
which seemingly characterizes its
preparation it is considered doubtful'
whether it can be successfully attack
ed, should the courts be asked "to pass
upon its validity.
.'The ordinance provides that "any
person or persons wi Lin the corporate
limits of the,, city of ;Billings, who,
whether acting as prinicipal or agent,
buys or sells, or' otherwise ,deals in
stocks or bonds, or who' buys or sells
for future delivery grain, provisions
or produce of any sort, when said
grain, provisiops or produce are not
actually delivered, .-or who buys or
sells or otherwise deals in futures
or options on stocks, bonds, grain
or provisions or produce of any sort,
or who 'receives, transmits 'or places
orders or commissions to buy or sell
any bonds, stocks, grain, provisions
or produce oftany sort, or 'who acts
as the agent of any commission house,
broker or firm 'trading in, buying or
selling, placing or otherwise dealing
in such stockls, bonds, etc., etc;, or
pretending. to do so, whether 'or not
'said commission house operates or
pretends to operate in or on any mar
ket or. board of trade of any sort,
(shall py .ba license of $25 a mndnth."
After Other Speculators.
Still another ordinance was adopted
which has as its object to place a
few more obstacles in the way of those
who have a weakness for taking
chances, on gaining wealth easily,
quiclly and with the least possible
expenditure of exertion, whethbr men
tal or physical, in its accumulation.
This ordinance is numbered 174 and
amends Section 8 of Article 1, Chapter
12 of the revised, ordinances of the
city, which prohibits the keeping or
maintaining ot, gambling hbouses etc.
Under the new :provision a fine of
$50 is imposed upon all convicted of
violating the ordtnanuce. In lieus of
payment of such fine -it is provided
that 'the 'guilty person shall be im
prisoned in the city jail for a period
not exceeding 90 days,.
Bills for More Ordin.i"oes.
In addition to the two adopted, bills
for 'a couple, more ordinances were
introduced, and after their first read;
ing were referred.
One of the piropos~ed ordinances
miakes the chief of police ex-offlo
weighmaster of the city and for such
dditional duty- allows. him a' com
pensation of $56 m m tti. in addition'
t -bhis salar y, gas hea of "thepolte
de ptient. Underth cotemRplat
If in hi ud the thinks
per tp do *o regadelas of y4
He `i directed Vto " ' a
of weights maide by' 1i*hth /
a record of the ,same' s"d` ke
monthly reports to the °ounl h
'he fee for weighing shall be. paid
by the person at whose request i
done eiieept iti cases '~wte a lid
of bay, grain r' c alip found
rt l 1 more
weight it pretedk to be. In that $4
the fee for ghbng n shall pi
by the ,person .lling the co
The other bil has for itWt
an ordinance imposing a fE'i n
all persons who give short weit
when selling coal, grain or hay o;
who issue fraudulent certificat'es pi.
weight, or In, any way interfere ,tlh
or resist the. official weighmt
when in the ,discharge of hi. 4
Upon conviction of either of . ia
offenses named a fine of not less 'th.
$5 nor more than $100 shall ?be I*
posed. Failure to pay such: fln
renders the "party convicted lialsi
to confinement in thoe city jail for, a
period not exceeding 90 days. .:
Mticellaneous Matters. .
:The official bonds of the' town her
der and Policeman Baker, having
been approved by. the finance commit
tee, were accepted.
;Reports of the police. magistrate
and street cotinmissioner, fo.r;tie
month.:of May: were received agi '0.
Payment of the monthly salaries' r
the past month was ordered ,al the.
usual number of bills were audit d
and allowed.:
Permission was, granted the B~i
ings Gun club to erect a trap house
and club house and maintain grouiid*
in South park.
The Billings band asked permn-."
sion to use the council chamber fir
practicing purposes. The request
was .gran'ted, to remain in force dur
ing the pletaure: ot~hl couniel twit
the provisigcp.that no onenot ia me
her of .te band shall 'be 'permitted.
in the room during practice.
Austin North and the Slater Brick
comnpany petitioned for 'the right of
redemption flom special improvement
district No. 1, .tax of 1896, of lots 15
and 16, block 97, $10.50, and lots 13
to 24," block 2, $86.88. .Referred tb
finance committee.
The committee* on impro3feinents.
and city property was direoted. to se
cure a suitable place in which to store
the city's implements, put them there
and report at the next meeting of
the council.
Austin North and others petitioned
the council fo :.rder the Burlington
& Missouri dziver Railroad company
to construct 'a crossing across its
tracks at. North Thirty-second street
and Fifth avenueý Referred 'to street
and sid walk onimrittee.
Former Billings Boy Dies at Cran
brook, B. C+
News of the death of Allan Farrell,
better known here as "Boxey," was
received in the city this morning
by P. S. Smith. The news was con
veyed in a newspaper published at
Cranbrook, B. C.
Until a few months ago Mr. Farrell
was connected with the Yegen estab
lishment in this city. He left here
to visit a brother in Calihornia and
from there went to British Columbia,
intending to locate in that, part of the
country. His illness -was of short
duration and his death was caused
by stomach complications. The re
mains of Mr. Farrell were -interred
in the town in which he died.
The news of Mr. Farrell's death
will be a surprise to the hosts of his
former friends in this part of the
country where he resideu for the
past 15 years.
Notice of Memorial Services.
All members of Billing Tent No.
15, IK. O. T. M., and Yellowstone Hive
Nos. 34, L. O. T. M., are requested to
meet in Eureka hall, Sunday, June 14,
at 10 a. im., to attend services in the
Baptist church. -
J. H. M'FIROaY, Iecretary.
S ale and Supper.
The ladles 'of Eurek, Odd Fellows
lodge will holda sale o the-lodge
room of the Goss building toimorrow
afternoon. 'Tais will be follo#ed by
a supper from 5 to o'lockis Adults
will be charged -35 .ents aind children
See aboemaker paner Ygea lsee'.
'Suing. .. ,,4~dwork: g4
Exceptionally Promislng Siason Foli
w ;lw S.evere Winter Along Upper
Belle Fourohe Region,
ecent arrivals fromi that part of
wyoming near the upper Belle
Fourche report a decidedly good out
look for the range industry .in that
section. Rain has fallen in, abund
ance and the grass is the best seen
ithere in many years., With:a contin
nation of favrpable weather a phl
nomenal crop of hay is expected, and
as indications at last accounts were
all in favor of a wet year an exception
ally large run of cattle is looked for.
'The winter, however, was a severe
one and in consequence ..a large short
age in the calf crop is reported. Much
oses Was entailed among younger
gtock, especiall 2-year-old hdifers, as
-a heavy proportion of them suc
cumbed to exposure and lack of feed.
Many that lived through the wintei'
were poor' in flesh and additional
losses occurred at calving time; Feed
'how being plenty, however, everything
'that pulled through is rapidly taking
on ;flesh and regaining strength.
A*Already' many shipments of south
ern cattle have been turned out onto
the ranges theteabouts and some fear
thht .the importatiop
will be so greft that all the: hay and
grass will 'be consumed. Among the
first to bring in shipments some
heavy losses were sustained. One firm
that has arranged to unload 6,000
head lost fully 20 per cent of its last
'tainload. The weather was raw and
chilly whetn the cattle arrived and
many died in the pens before they
could be gotten out. Others died
within a few days after they had
been branded and while benga driven
to Athe range that had been seleet
One - man who shipped 600 head,
is said to have lost all but five ani
mals. This shipment was received
during a heavy fall of sleet.
If the ranges 'are not overstocked
all cattle in that part of the state
will be in first-class condition when
the time for shipment to the eastirn
market arrives. Because of the hard
manner in which they fared during thO,
winter shipments will be made a lit
tle later than usual.
,Tp to the present water has been
plentiful and as many of the cattle
men have Ibuilt irrigation systems
and great crops of alfalfa have been
seeded, not much fear is entertained
as to next winter's supply of feed.
So far the rainfall has been suflicient
and no irrigating has. ben necessary.
Testiminy of Mrs. Standifer at Coron
er's Inquest.
Miles City, June 11.-The earliest
news from Powderville 75 miles dis
tant, where Dick Standifer was kill
ed: on SundaYf, has just arrived thist
-Mrs. Standifer was examined by
the coroner and stated that when the
diflculty between Standifer and her
sister, ocurred in the barn, Standi
fe d-id not knock her down but mere
ly: slapped- her and claimed she had
been -spreading reports injurious to
his character aboatt him. Mrs. Stan
difer also says her sister attempted
to waylay them on the way to Pow
derville, but they stopped at the W.
L. rach and first frWed to borrow a
g.t. and -then iuduce;i Miles ltobin
saa to go and come back with them
Ai the Wa, L gate near the Powder
river crossing, Mrs. Brown, it was
stated ; waited for. them and fol'kwed
the after Robinsop got out at
the W LW.- They had some conver
satin. Mrs. Brown riding vith her
horse' breast lose tot the vend of
the buggy without warning, or* wrovo
cation, Mrs standifer claims, Mrs.
Brown shot her bui.ibad ta the back.
the ball. pesain. through the Alght
ba"R el o i : m a and. etgrfiug ths
horses left t.ie road, a gdSanditerfe
body atell out abb it h min te after
The inquest' showed the" msan to
have, been ehot in the back -irectly
from behind.
.This does not conflict witho, Mrs.
Brown's story, 'but there will prob
ably be an effort made to, show pro.
,meditation .at the \e. irlng .wlhichI will
take place Saturday The biy wais
buried today.
Prisoner Held for, Stealing from Pas
senger Car.
At. police headquarters a prisoner
is confined against. whom no charge
has as, yet been` entered, - as he is
being held pending further develop
ments. The= hfae of tne mani is not
.known and his arrest came ,about
in: connection with, the theit of a
valise, rifle, -rev6blver n·.d other' arti
cles from a 'westbounrd passenger
train Tuesday night, the property of
'Bert' Vestal.,
" Vestal boarsaed the train, at
Junction 'and uponlit: . arrival ere
went to the depot linch counter to
get something to eat: When he re
turned to his seat 'he .ound his bag
gage missing. He infiormed a police
man of hie loss and, remained over
until the: follwing tlrni lir hen he
continued on to Big iimbe.,ihis des;
That afternoon the police learned
that a stranger lad offered ,a revolver
for sale at one of the second Stores
on the south side., Through a de
scription they received of him they
spedily found him aqd when he was
,searched a revaOlvrl te the one lost
by Vtestal w& 4)' ered on his per
son. Air, 'Vestal' s. otified 'and
yesterday morning came to the city.
fHe identiued the weapon as the one
stolen from him, Effort, was then
-ie to . induce thh prisoner, to teill
where the balanice of the. things taken.
were concealed, but he refused to
divulge their whereabouts. He in
sisted that the revolver had been
.given him by another man to sell.
His story is hnot believed and he will
be kept a few days longer in the hope
that he may -become nmore coinmuni
cative. In the, event that he contin
ues obdurtte hte will be. arraigned
r carrying concealed weapons, for
nich offense he is likely to get a
good, stiff sentence.
The stolen valise contained some
valuable papers, consisting of deeds
-to property, Mr. Vestal's discharge
as a volunteer soldier and ot0her
things which he girlzed highly -,al
though of no value to the thief.
His. Last Hope Realized.
From the Gebo (Mont.) Sentinel:
In the first opening of Oklahoma to
settlers in 1889, the editor of this
paper was among the many: seekers
after fortune who made the big race
one fine day in .April. During his
traveling about, and afterwards his
camping upon his claim, he encounter
ed much bad water, which ,together
with the severe heat, gave him. a very
severe diarrhoea which it seemed al
most impossible to check, and along
in, June the case became so bad he
expected to cie; One day one of his
neighbors brought him one small bot
tle of- Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera,
and Diarrhoea Remedy as a last hope.
A big dose. was given him while he
was rolling about on the ground in
great agony,. and in a few minutes
the dose was repeated. The good ef
fect of the mnedicine was soon noticed
sad within an hour the patient was
taking, his first sound sleep for a.
fortnight. That one little bottle
Worked a complete cure, and he can
not help but feel grateful. The season
for bowel disorders being at hand
suggests this item. Foar sale by all
Mrs. L. E. Armstrong has moved
her dressmaking parlors to the Cot
tage Inn annex, where those' wishing
a perfect fit in up-to-date work will
And eatisfaction.
. To contr.yct for the stacking of
ufteen to eighteen hundred tons of
hay. For further particulars address
IL. LE Crawford, Shawmut, Mont, or
`E. B, Camp, Blllings, Mont fl-2
Work Wanted.
I will do washing for hptely ft i
lies or ien. Am al;.am goo4 a ,.
in any kind of ablkps..
21 3 T.JtW i 'ctirjC;-. ?;I-.
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EncouraO nent Must Be. Given Sm
ParFmers if Settlement of
State: is .Desired.
Butte, June l1.ehiiator Pards G"i
son is in Butte on his way honme fro a
Missoula where he addressed -tli'
graduating class at the state uivt..
Senator Gibson anticipates thaton
of the myat important measure
teetiig th1 west to come beforera
lext sessti of congress will be thee
bill int roduced by Senator Quarles o
Wisconsin, repealing. the desert la
act and tthe timbert andsto ie act.
The b111 was report94. fYavotbly
the coummittee on public lands
the snate out was riot pressed
passge. It will come ur'p duri
next session and a determined
made to pass it.
Members or the senate and
will not diviae on party lige. on
bill. It is expected represez
from a number of western states
be arrayed against the', measure. it
promises. to be the prominent;
of, the session. n 'nt
"The bill is of v.ast importance' i
Montana," declared *Venator Gibsoni
",If we ever succeed in settling u,
this atat we' no ,
;smal tarmers. to come here,
'l~anld. 'PVie`tild" s ,a u
ing tive, years' ,residence on the lan.
to secure title its Whiat we want.
"Under the present land laws the;
large concerns are. acquiring Vast
tracts of land and shutting off settle-i
ment. I venture to~predict that dur-!
ing the present iscal: year, that at
least 2,500,000 acres of land will be
taken up in -Montana by largei-lan
owners, rather than by. actual rset
tiers. This is all Wrong. A
Opposed in Wyoming.
"Strange as it may seem, there
is considerable opposition tin
west to changing the laws. Wyomtn
seems to be the center of the,. vO
sition.i President Roose 7 ivelt i'hi
last message recommended the re
peal of these acts and has taken .:
strong position on the, matter, .
"People of the east are !awakeJnn
to the fact that .if there is not.i
change there will be little of the
people's, heritage, the "public
left for actual settlers.
"There is a feeling this land
be held- by the nation until the ego
ernment- can reclaimn it under -th
new irrigation law. I expect tihere
will be a warmm contest over this iill ,
but hope for its passage. '
The senator says the St, 3Marya
lake irrigation enterprise is mo`.ing
along nicely. There are six survey
ing parties at work laying outthe
line, and it is expected work bon ' the
dam at the foot of the laike will :bde
gin this fall.
Billings to Mammoth Hot Springs at
From June 12 to Sept. 11, 190;
Northern Pacific Railway
will sell round trip tickets, l:
to IMammoth Hot Springs and et
for $15. This inciudes. rai
stage fares both. ways, five in
one night's lodging aat th.'. arN
Hot Springs hotel a.4Lone
lodging and breakifaet a h
marie hotel, UIPgtonotLi ,wgoi
and returning.
Tickets, on sale 'e
to return the fo
kal2 $
septic. 1IRI at, 4
}'tos w.i.
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