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AND EFFECT AUTHORITIES RIGIDLY ENFORC. ING QUARANTINE PROVISIONS. MUST SHOW A CERTIFICATE No One Permitted to Leave the City Without Required Clearance Paper. From Friday's Daily. To be stopped by a policeman and ordered to show a "clean bill of health" before being permitted tJ board a train is a new experience to the people of 'Billings who are desir ous of going on a journey. Several had it last night and today. Prob ably others will have it until by the grace of the state board of health the embargo placed upon the city shall have been raised. There wals growling, plenty of it, and also some profanity, but all were of no avail. "Orders" lis the only re ply made by tne vigilant guardians of the bodily welfare of the outside w rld, who have been appointed to execute the provlssons of the board's proclamation. They know nobody and make no distinction on account of so cial or other position. All are treated alike. Authority Vested in One. Authority to issue the talismanic document that permits departure from the city is vested In only one person the city health officer, Doctor it. E. Armstrong. No other has that right and none issued by any other will be recognized. This is in accordance with the specific declaration of the proclamation under which quarantine is maintalined. The first notice received of the ac tion of the state body announced that the county and city health officers would be permitted to grant the re quired clearance papers, but when the official order was received by Mayor Foster it was seen that the city health officer alone was delegated with the power. Ignorance of this, although the proclamation has been published in The Gazette and other newspapers, caused several to apply to Doctor Rinehart, county health officer, for permits. Acting on his first informa Suion, the doctor granted them whe' he could. When presented to the offi cers guarding the trains they were not honored. In consequence some who were anxious to leave were com pelled to remain until they could be passed upon by the city officer. The misunderstanding has been ad justed and hereafter all who may wish to leave the city would do well to ob tain permission from Doctor Arm strong. in order to make it as conve aient for all as possible, he has been reqiested by the city council 'to keen a his office open from 9 to 12 end from d 2 to 3 each dary for the accommodation j of those wanting permits. No Traveling on Freights. To make enforcement of the section relating sto persons leaving the city . as easy as possible, orders have been Sissued by the 'two railroad companies that hereafter no one will be permit Sted to ride on freight trains. This compels all depairtling to go on the regular passenger trains and simp'i. Sfles matters greatly. Complain of Hardship. Probably those who complain hlrd est at the existing order of things are ;the trainmen and engine crews. As already published, they ha ,ve been or dered by .the superintendents of their respective divisions to remain on the right-of-way and to refrain from going ..into the city. The order is proving a hardship to all who come under its effect. While they are prohibited from leaving the grounds and build ings of the railroad, the men who work about them are free to come :-and go as heretofore, no restrictions being plalced upon their movements. - Hence, if there is any danger to be ,apprehended from commingling with the otitdzens, say the imprisoned ones, it is manifestly as great as before the detenition order became effective. Although promise has been made r that proper sleeping accommodations '.'would be provided for the corralled nmen, they have as yet not materializ Y~d. The only effort made in that di rection was last night, when an old: olonist sleeper arrived from the west was placed onto a sidetrack in the am P fic yards. The car was devoid of every comfort and vumtence. Instead of beds It con only bunks, without blankets, or other bedding. In addition Alty and ill amelling, cold end devoid of Iee or aught else to make It habitable, let alone com fortable. No one slept dn it. Regarded As Dangerous. The railroad men running in and out of the city aire not the only ones to be heard complaining of the "Boyle quarantine," as the order has come to he known. Many citizens, as well, are grumbling at what they consider a menace. They say that instead of acting as a precautionary measure the arrangement only (tends to in crease the danger of further infection and spread of the disease. To herd men for two or three days in close quarters without the necessary means to cleanliness, compel them to sleep in the clothing they wear dining the day and deprive them of every method of keeping their persons and attire clean, say the grumblers, is extending an invitation to smallpox and about every other contagious or infectious disease to become busy. Some of the more apprehensive ones predict that if the present arrangement is permitted to remain in force any length of time a new epidemic, trace able to the cause tney complain of will surely make its appearence. Must Keep Away. Today Chief of 'Police Morse issuea orders restricting communication be ,tween the city and the railroad grounds and buildings as much as pos ,sible. Only such persons as have act ual business there will be permitted to be about the depots or other places on the right-of-way. All others must keep away. Notices to this effect will be posted where they may be seen by all and the order will be strictly en forced. Badly Scared Postmaster. The postmaster at Red Lodge is de termined that Billings shall not in feet his town, not if he can help it. Last night an official letter was re ceived from him by the local postoffice Ithat, acting under instruction from the Red Lodge board of healith and telegraphic advice from the first as sistant postmaster general, he had de clined to receive yesterday's mail dis patched from this city. He added that hereafter all mail dispatched from here for his office would have to be fumigated "under direction of the medical authorities." The letter and the extreme caution it manifested were both the subject of ,some good-natured comment by the clerks and others connected with the Billings office. For a number of days not a letter or other article has been permitted to leave the office without first having been 'thoroughly disinfect ed and fumigated. Any one having doubt as to the conscientious manner in which this is done will be speedily convinced to the contrary by a visit to the office. The smell of formalde hyde impregnates every nook and cor ner and every article about the place is redolent of the odor of disinfect ants. All mail matter intended for transmission to other offices is placed 'in an air-tight receptacles into which the fumes from boiling formaldehyde are passed. Here it remains for a couple of hours, and if any germ sur vives such treatment the mailing clerks are of the opinion that an axe would not kill it. Conditions Remain Favorable. One new case of the disease was re ported yesterday and one today. Both have been traced to the same origin as all the others that preceded them. A man and a woman are the affected persons. Each contracted the disease in the hall where the Yoemen's dance was held. Those who were first to succumb are rapidly traveling the road that leads to recovery. The attending phy sicians say all have passed the danger point and unless unforseen complica. tions ensue even those who were worst affected will soon be well. CITIZENS SHOULD HELP. EState Health Officers Anxious to Raise Quarantine. President P. B. Moss of the First National bank returned this morning from a few days' visit at Helena. Mr. Mosse was the the capital when the state board of health made 'the order quarantining 'this city on account of smallpox. Before and after the is ,suing of the proclamation he had an Interviaw with members of the board, who assured him that it would do all in its power to aid the stricken city, and with the help of the people of Billings the state health officers believe 'that the quarantine will be raised in a 'short time. SCHOOLS WILL OPEN. Board of Education Decides That Dan. ger Is Past. At a meeting of the board of educa tion it was' decided to re-open the puo lic schools next Monday. Extraordinary precautions have been taken to have all the rooms thor I oughly fumigated several times during the time the schools have been closed on account of smallpox. Latest styles in Job printing at The Gasette ofce. STATE'S HELP IS NEEDED LEGISLATURE WILL BE ASKED TO PASS TWO MEASURES. TO FACILITATE IRRIGATION Government Scheme for Irrigation Could Be Hastened By Co-Op eration of State. Washington, Jan. 1Z.-The Montana legislature will be asked this session probably to pass two measures to fa. cilitate certain irrigation work in the state. Representative Dixon made the statement yesterday after a confer ence with Professor Newell, chief en gineer of the reclamation service, and Engineer Savage, in charge of west ern work. Nearly all the government schemes for irrigation in Montana are being retarded by the faot that lands belong ing to the state are along the lines ot the irrigation canals. Under the laws of Montana these lands cannot be sold for less than $10 an acre, and there is no provision in the law for the irri gation of state lands from federal government canals. There is no method at present by which state lands can be charged with a propor tionate amount of the cost of con struction of the canals. Measure Being Prepared. The engineers of the reclamation service are preparing a measure which will be presented to the legislature to correct this. In it the state will be asked to pledge these lands for the proportionate amount of the cost of canal construction, allowing the lands to be sold at a price equal to the $10 charged by the state plus the pro rata cost of construction. Another measure which the engin eers of the reclamation service desire passed by the Mantona legislature is one to prohibit saloons along the line of construction. It has been the ex perience of construction corps that work has been greatly hampered by the opening of saloons along the route and they will request the passage of a bill prohibiting saloons within five miles of the lines of construction now proposed for Montana points. Approved by Dixon. Mr. Dixon said he heartily approved of the proposed measures and would forward them to the Montana legisla ture when they were drafted. He is confident that the legislators will act favorably upon them and co-operate with the reclamation engineers in their effort to facilitate irrigation work in Montana. Engineer Savage will be in Helena about February 1, ready to appear be fore the committees in advocacy or the measure. AFTER BESSIE'S MURDERER COLORADO SPRINGS OFFICIAL ON THE TRAIL. Man Wanted In Connection With Case Is Traced to Detroit, Michigan. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 12.-The News yesterday said: "The murderer ot Mrs. Bessie 'Bouton, the Syracuse woman whose body was found near Colorado Springs, Colo., on December 17, is believed to be in Detroit, and Chief of Police Reynolds of Colorado Springs is now in the city searching for him. Chief iteynolds traced George Conklin, who is wanted in con nection with the case, from Denver to Chicago, thence to Battle Creek and Jackson, Mich., where, it is said, Conk lin tried to dispose of some valuable jewelry. Conklin had left Jackson when the police arrived there and it is thought he came to Detroit or Mt. Clemens. Both cities are being searched. Danish Cabinet Out. Copenhagen, Jan. ,2.-The remain ing members of &ne Deuatzer cabinet have resigned. King anristian has requested the ministers to carry on business until their successors are se lected. F. H. Ray Acting State Examiner. Helena, Jan. 12.-F. H. Ray, deputy state examiner, is performing the du ties of the state examiner pending the governor's appointment of a suc cessor to 'William Hudnall. CLAIMS WHOLESALE FRAUDS. Peabody's Contest Presented to the Colorado Legislature. Denver, Jan. 12.-Notice of former Governor James H. Peabody, in the contest against Governor Alva Adams for the office of governor, was filed in the legislature today. The complaint sets forth the allegations that the ma jority of 9,774 for Adams, on the face of the returns as finally canvassed, was obtained by conspiracy in Denver and several other counties. The legis lature is petitioned to open the ballot boxes from a number or precincts ia Denver, Las Animas, Boulder and Conejos counties. ,It Is alleged that the frauds in these precincts were so extensive and varied that it would be impossible to segregate thetrue from the false bal lots, and the legislature is asked to discard these precincts altogether. It is charged that a padded list of 10,000 names was used In Denver on election day and that the registration books contained at least 15,000 false, fraudulent and mythical names. It is further set forth that 10,000 votes were cast by repeaters in this city. Charges of ballot box stuffing, sub stitution of prepared ballots for those cast by voters and miscounting by election judges are also included in the specifications of fraud. Peabody asks to have 95 Denver precincts thrown out and claims that the vote of this county should show 6,300 plurality for him, instead of 4,093 for Adams, as canvassed. The accusation is made that in Pu eblo, 1,200 aliens were voted for Ad ams in nine precincts, and that 300 re publican voters were prevented from casting their ballots through the acts of watchers appointed by the district judges. TO IGNORE STATE LINES NEWLANDS PROPOSES NATIONAL INCORPORATION ACT. Statehood Bill Up-Amendments to Measure Are Adopted-Lottery Ticket Bill Passed. Washington, Janu 12.-The atten tion of the senate yesterday was di vided by the statehaad question and governmental regulation of receivers. Mr. Newlands made a formal speech on the railroad subject and at its close engaged in a spirited controver sy over the points involves with Spooner, Foraker and others. All amendments to the statehood bill except that relating to liquor traf fic in the Indian territory were adopt ed. The bill making the restriction on the transportation of lottery tickets between the states applicable to trans portation between the sates and terri tories was taken up and passed. IMr. Newlands Heard. Mr. Newlands then addressed the senate on the joint resolution which he introduced some days ago, which provides for a commission with in structions to frame a national incor poration act for the construction and consolidation of railroads engaged in interstate commerce. Mr. Newlands said it was time to ignore state lines in the operation and management of railroads and added that the power sought was constitn tional and involved no contradiction of the democratic views as to the re served powers of state and local seltf government. He held that because of the relations of railroads to interstate commerce and the jurisdiction of con gress over interstate commerce, con gress had a clear right to exempt the state railroads incorporated under na. tional legislation from all state or local taxation and from the regulation of rates by such states. He advocated an increase of authority of the inter state commerce commission so as to authorize it to regulate rates and said the transfer of control of the railroads now exercised by all the states to the national commission would have the very desirable effect of destroying re bates. Would Be Advantageous. Such control, he contended, would be advantageous to the railroads in that it would relieve tnem from the oppressions of varying conditions of popular judgment and takes them out of politics. "The only way to get them out of politics," he concluded, "is to take away their interest in politics by mak ing taxes a mathematical certainty, by providing for a fixed and just rate and by unifying the control of their operations in a body of great char acter and dignity, such as I believe the interstate commerce commission to be." The matter was then passed over for the time. Calling cards at the Gazette orae. LUMBER AND MILL SIEZED WYOMING MORMONS RAID ON MONTANA TIMBER. 0000 WORK BY VOLUNTEER Captain Neate of Bridger Does Service To Settlers Along Sage Creek. Several times of late mention has been made in the local columns of The Gazette of the presence in the city of L. R. Glavis, special agent of the general land office. Each time the gentleman said he was simply here as an incident to a trip into Wyoming, where he "was looking into some mat ters." Beyond this he vouchsafed no further information. The nature ot the business that called him to these parts has been finally become known. Although it was with Wyoming par ties that he had to deal, it seems Mon tana is most concerned with the mat ter that required his attention. Seized a Sawmill. The last number of the Bridger Tribune to be received contained a lengthy account of a seizure of a saw mill and a ,arge quantity of lumber upon which Mr. Glavis levied in the name of the government for illegal timber cutting. The mill and lumber belonged to the Mormon colony across the Wyoming line. Because of the lack of timber avail able for building and domestic pur poses in their section, the 'Mormons were granted permission by the gov. ernment to cut logs on the south side of Pryor mountain. They erected a sawmill and for a time contented themselves with cutting within the area placed at their disposal by the interior department. Gradually they grew bold and extended their opera tions beyond the lines to which they were restricted and so completely did they clear the side of the mountain of timber that the settlers on Sage creek complained that the water sup ply of that stream upon which they are dependent was diminishing be cause of the absence of timber to hold the snow. Work of Voluteer Officer. Captain A. E. Neate, who is acting as game warden for the Bridger ter ritory, several times called the atten tion of the Mormons to the fact that they were trespassing and warned them to desist. They paid no heed to his warnings and he concluded to watch them closer and at the right time notify the government authori ties. This he did and seizure already noted is one of the results. When the special agent arrived at -Bridger he had a consultation with Captain Neoate and the two made a trip to Pryor mountain. They found that great quantities of logs had been cut on the northeast and east sides of the mountain. Search for the saw mill was next made and it was finally found on Crooked creek. Their ap proach had evidently been heralded, for not a soul was to be found about the mill, which Mr. Glavis then seized, together with all the logs, lumber and everything else pertaining to it. Says the Tribune: "The news that this cutting has been stopped will be welcomed by all who desire to preserve the forest for those rightfully entitled to it, and the work of Captain Neate is highly com mended. During the time Captain Neate has been state game warden he has received no pay and has expended a good, round sum in protecting both the game and timber of the Pryor mountain section, and many believe it would be only justice and a fitting rec ognition of his services to have him appointed permanent warden with pay." Strike Spreading in Germany. Cologne, Germany, Jan. 12.-The btrike of coal miners has spread. Part or all the diggers in 17 additional mines did not go to work yesterday. The number idle is about 35,000, or one-eighth of the total. Differences exist amnong the miners, some disap proving of a strike and refusing to quit work, so that the proprietors of some of the striking mines continue to work them on part time. Mining Man Robbed. San Francisco; Jan. 12.-Frank Sig norretti, a mining man from Ogden, was brutally assaulted by a brace of colored men at Sansome and Pacific streets yesterday, relieved of $500 !n cash, two Wells Fargo money orders for $100 each, and left for dead by his assailants. He was found a short time after the robbery by Policeman Stels ner. Venezuela Satisfied. New York, san. 12.--'he consul general of Venezuela in this city, Unarles L. ,,iguero, has received from his government advices express ing satisfaction with the reported ref erence of the aspha,ý cases by tne state department at Washington to Attorney General Moody for review. (First Publication Jan. 3, 1905-4t) NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Estate of William M. Ames, deceased Notice is hereby given by the under signed administrator of the estate ot William M. Ames, deceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them, with the necessary vouchers, within ten months after the first publication of this notice, to the undersigned, at the office of U. F. Goddard, in Billings, in the county ot Yellowstone, state of Montana. Dated at Billings, December 6, 1904. JUtlN T. AMES, Administrator of the Estate of Wil liam M. Ames, deceased. (First Publication Dec. 16, 1904-6) Desert Land, Final Proof.-Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, United States Land Office, Bozeman, Mont., Dec. 5, 1904. Notice is hereby given that Willard F. Snyder, of Billings, Yellowstone county, Montana, has filed notice of his intention to make proof on his desert land claim No. 1219, for the SE14 NE/4 Sec. 12, Twp. 1 S., R. 24 E., M. P. M., before E. W. Dunne, Clerk of Court, in his office at Bill ings, Montana, on Thursday, the 26th day of January, 1905. He names the following witnesses to p:~ve the complete irrigation and re clamation of said land: Robert L. )Matheson, William Phe lan, Francis Phelan, Richard Early, all of Billings, Montana. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Dec. 16, 1904-6) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Of fice at Bozeman, Mont., December 5, 1904 Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before L. Whit ney, U. S. Commissioner, in his office at Joliet, Montana, on January 23, 1905, viz.: CHRISTIAN L. N~LSON, Homestead Entry No. 2608, for the lot 4, SWl/4 NW14 Sec. 1, Twp. 4 8., R. 23 E., M. P. M. He names 'the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said, land, viz.: John R. Clawson, William H. Ba ker, C. E. Simpson, R. H. Hughes, all of Rockvale, Montana. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Dec. 16, 1904-6) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior, Land Of fice at Bozeman, Mont., December 5, 1904 Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before L. Whit ney, U. S. Commissioner, in his of fice at Joliet, Montana, on January 23, 1905, viz.: ARTHUR E. WEBSTER, Homestead Entry No. 2644, for the lot 4, Sec. 4, lots 1, 7, SER NE'/4 Sec. 5, Twp. 3 S., R. 24 E., M. P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: Samuel Hines, of bilesia, Montana; Loren A. Webster, William H. Web ster, John Klamer, all of Laurel, Mon tana. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Jan. 13, 1905.-4) CONTEST NOTICE. Department of the Interior. United States Land Office, Bozeman, Mon tana, January 5, 1905.-A sufficient contest affidavit having been filed in this office by Charles A. Paige, con testant, against homestead entry No. 4416, made February 25, 1902, at Boze man, Montana, for S½ NEa/ and NN½ SE/4 section 20, township 1 north, range 27 east, M. P. M., by Louis St. Jean, contestee ,in which it is alleged that said Louis St. Jean is a married man, and neither he nor any member of his family have resided on said land at any time during the year last past; and that his said absence from said land was not due to his employ ment in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States in time of war, said -parties are hereby notified to appear, respond and offer evidence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a. m. on February 14, 1905, 'before Fred H. Foster, clerk of court, at Bill ings, Montana, and that final hearing will be held at 10 o'clocK a. m. on Feb. ruary 23, 1905, before the register and receiver at the United States Land Office in Bozeman, Montana. The said contestant having, in a proper affidavit, filed December 29, 1904, set forth tacts which show that after due diligence personal service of this notice can not be made, it is 'hereby ordered and directed that such notice be given by due and proper publication. M. R. WILSON, Register. J. N.- KULJY, Receiver.