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ARE ISSU EDD COMPLAINTS IN TEN GAMBLING CASES HAVE BEEN FILED. SERVED BY SHERIFF Several Defendants Take Statutory) Time to Plead-.Cases Equally Di v;ded Between Justices Fraser and Mann-Complaints are Dirceted Against Saloon Men and Charge Is Permitting Roulette to be Played. From Wednesday's Daily. For the past two days the Reverend B. Z. McCollough, pastor of the Pres byterian church, has been in consulta tion with County Attorney Wilson the greater part of the time, and as a con sequence thereof there was issued yes terday from the office of the county attorney 10 complaints charging dif ferent individuals, probrietors of sa loons, with having permitted gambling in their places of business. The complaints were written Mon day afternoon but were not signed up and sworn to until almost noon, yes terday. Five of them were placed in Justice Fraser's court and five in Jus tice Mann's court, and these officers issued warrants on them at once. All of the complaints are signed and sworn to by the Reverend McCollough, but the names of none of the witness es are endorsed thereon. Quite a singular coincidence in regard to the filing of the complaints is that they are equally divided as to the north and south sides of the track. Those who are charged on the south side are the proprietors of The Topic theatre, the Silver Dollar, the Montana, the Globe and the Crystal. These cases are all in Judge Mann's court, whose ofilce is' on the south side. Those charged on the north side are the proprietors of the Side board, the Exchange, the Owl, the Branch and the Blue Grass saloons. The warrants were placed in Sheriff Adams' hands at 2 o'clock and were served by that officer before 6 o'clock last evening. Several of the south side defendants appeared in Justice Mann's office before 6 o'clock and stated that they would take the statut ory time to plead and' the court fixed the time for calling their cases at 10 o'clock this forenoon. The names of the witnesses against the various defendants are not en dorsed on the complaints but it is stated that not .less than two and in some cases as many as five are billed to appear against each place mention ed. The owners of the games, or managers, are not disturbed, the com plaint in every case being against the parties who operate the place of busi ness in which the allegd offense has been committed. Different dates as to the time of commission of the alleged offense is given in each of the warrants, and in every case the single charge of allowing a roulette wheel to be opera ted in the respective places is the only one. No mention is made of any other sort of a game. It is understood that the operators of the wheels themselves have been listed as witnesses, and in almost every case the name of another man, other than that of the complainant, will appear as a witness. This report lacks confirmation however. None of the defendants were able to say last night whether the cases would be contested in court or not. It is believed however, that they will. The action of Reverend McCollough is a fulfillment of the statement he made for the press several weeks ago. County Attorney Wilson stated yes terday that he informed the com plainant, when the subject was first mentioned to him, that if he could pro duce what appeared to be sufficient proof of his charges that he, the coun ty attorney, would cause the com plaints to be filed. NEARLY ALL WAIVED. Gambling Cases Were Brought Up in Justice Courts. From Thursday's Daily. Nine of the defendants in the cases werein the charge of permitting gamb ling'within and upon their premises is made, appeared in the courts of Jus tices Fraser and Mann, yesterday. Of the ten warrants issued service has been secured ohly on nine of the defendants, the proprietor of the Crys tal saloon having been out of town since the warrants were drawn and placed in the hands of the sheriff. Four of the defendants in Justice Fraser's court waived preliminary hearing and gave bond for their ap pearance in the district court in the sum of $750 each. The case against the proprietors of the Owl saloon was continuedJpon application of defen dant's attorney, Fred H. Hathhorn, until February 15. The four defendants who appeared before Justice Mann waived a prelim inary hearing and gave bond in the sum of $200 cash for their appearance. It is possible that all of the cases may come up for hearing at the next term of the district court. HEADED FOR NORTH. Colorado & Southern to Survey Line Into Sheridan, Wyo. Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 30.-A Colo rado & Southern railway engineering party will start out in February for the purpose of surveying a new line of railroad from Orin Junction to Sheri day, Wyo., to form an extension of the Colorado & Southern. The new road will pass through Buf falo and will connect with the Bur lington at Sheridan, giving Denver a direct line to northern Wyoming and Montana. AT FOUR SCORE YEARS DEATH OF FATHER OF P. B. MOSS, IN MISSOURI. From Wednesday's Daily. D. H. Moss, father of P. B. Moss and Mrs. M. A. Arnold of this city, died at his home in Paris, Mo., at an early hour yesterday morning, at the ripe age of 80 years. Mr. Moss had been in quite feeble health for the past year, and while his death was rather unexpected at this time, the members of his family knew that the end was not far away. A year ago Mr. Moss was stricken with paralysis of the throat and since that time it has been a difficult mat ter for him to acquire sufficient nour ishment to sustain him. For the past month he was unable to take his ac customed exercise, and gradually lost strength. His son and daughter here received a letter, Monday, which stat ed that his condition seemed to be improving and the receipt of the mes sage conveying the news of his death was therefore quite a shock. The members of the family, there being eight children who survive their father, were making preparations for a visit to the old home on the 19th of February for the purpose of cele brating the golden wedding of their parents, and a grand and joyful fam ily reunion was looked forward to. The death of Mr. Moss will bring them together, but the occasion will be one of grief instead of happiness. The deceased gentleman was born in Columbia, Mo., in 1826, and had lived in that state all of his life with the exception of two years spent in California. In early life he studied law several years and after being ad mitted to the bar he spent several years in the practice. He gave up the law in his early manhood, however, and engaged in the banking business, in which business he remained until his failing health and strength com pelled him to retire. iwo of his chil dren live in this city, one in the state of Washington, one daughter resides in North Carolina, and the remaining children reside at various points in their native state, one daughter, Mrs. W. W. Anderson, residing in Kansas City. Since his son, P. B. Moss, has been living in Billings, the elder Mr. Moss has visited here a number of times, and was known to quite a number of citizens. It is thought that the fun eral will not take place before Satur day next. Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Moss and Mrs. M. A. Arnold started for Paris on the Northern Pacific train that left here at 11:15 last night. They 'will reach theirr destination about noon, Friday. SMALL BOYS SAVE EXPRESS. Prompt Action of Lads Probably Averts Terrible Wreck. Colfax, Wash., Jan. 30.-What might have been a terrible wreck was prevented by two little boys, whose names were not learned, near here yesterday. The North Coast Limited Northern Pacific train, in passing over the O. R. & N. line between here and Crest, broke a rail. Passenger train No. 8, the regular Pendleton-Spokane train on the O. R. & N., was waiting at Mockanemo for the North Coast Limited to pass, and after the meet ing was trying to make up the time lost, when it was stopped by a flag. The little boys had discovered the broken rail and had run back to Col fax as fast as possible and notified the section foreman, who took a crew and flagged the train, which was held un til the rail could be repaired. As the break occurred on a three per cent grade, on a steep, hillside overlooking the Palouse river, nearly 100 feet below, the wreck, had the train gone over the bank, would have been a fearful one. Few of the pas sengers learned of their narrow es cape, and the little boys, Who probab ly saved many lives, left the scene b"efore their identity was learned. BURLINGTON'S DOUBLE SERVICE OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ITS IN STALLMENT NEXT MONTH. WILL RUN TO HELENA Cheap Rates Take Effect February 15 and New Train Will Be Put Into Service Three Days Prior-Perhaps It Will Include Another Train on Northern Pacific. From Wednesdiay's Daily. Definite news of the installment of another passenger train on the Bur lington has been received by General Agent Klippel of this city. The new train will be put on so as to reach Billings on its first trip about Febru ary 13'or 14. A circular issued from the office of L. W. Wakeley, general passenger agent of the lines west of the Mis souri river, states that approximately, February 12, will be the date for in stalling the service at the eastern and western terminals. About that date the Northern Pacific company will add to its train No. 4, at Seattle, a stand ard and tourist sleeper and chair car for the southeast business. No. 4 will be run as one train as far east as Helena, where it will be divided up and the Burlington equipment will be made up into one train and started out ahead of No. 4, reaching Billings about 10:30 in the evening, and leaving for the southeast as a complete and sep arate train 10 minutes later. The new train, eastbound, will reach Lincoln at 4:15 in the morning of the second day from Billings, and St. Joe at 9 o'clock the same forenoon. Omaha and Chi cago connections will be made at Lin coln, and at St. Joseph conections will be closely made with train No. 14 for St. Louis, which arrives in that city about 6 o'clock in the evening of the same day it leaves St. Joe. The northwest equipment will run to Kan sas City, arriving in that city about 11 a. m. The westbound train will arrive in Billings just before midnight and will connect with a new train on the Northern Pacific which will run as far as Helena intact. At that point its equipment will be taken up by Northern Pacific train No. 3, now leaving here at 2:15 in the morning, and the Burlington cars will be made a part of and run to the coast in that train. It is believed that the Northern Pa cific will issue a new time card, as well as the Burlington, and that the arriving time of No. 3 will be some what earlier than at the present time. The new service will give Helena an other pain line through train, that city having but one at the present time. The numbers of the new train east of Billings will be No. 43 westbound and 44 eastbound. The new train, will make no Denver connections at Al liance, the connections for that city to remain as they are at the present time. It is presumed that the new train will do the greater part of the local work east of Billings and that the present train's running time be tween here and eastern points will be materially cut down. The westbound train will probably leave Kansas City about 8 o'clock in the morning. The new service will be well installed be fore the cheap one way rate goes into effect at Missouri river points, which will be February 15. The rate to Bil lings will be $15; to Butte and Helena $20 and to the coast $25. Only one year before have the companies grant ed such a low rate. At present no cheap round trip rates have been announced. [By Associated Press] Omaha, Jan. 30.-Officials of the Burlington railroad have announced the schedule of the new train to be put on February 11 from Omaha to Billings, Mont., to connect with a through Northern Pacific train to the Northwest. The train will leave Oma ha at 4:10 p. m. and connect at Al liance the next morning with the even ing train from Denver and arrive at Billings the following midnight. Eastbound the train will leave Bil lings at 10:30 p. m., arriving at Oma ha at 7:10 the second morning after. These will be practically through trains to the Pacific coast with sleep ers running through to Seattle. FRENCH AND MOORS FIGHT. [By Associated Press] Algiers, Jan. 30.-A band of 75 Moor ish raiders who had captured 1,000 camels, were surprised by a party of French frontier guards at Quednesly, south of Mezied. A fierce fight fol lowed in which 12 of the raiders were killed. The camels were recaptured. DAKOTA TOWN SCORCHED. Fire Makes Hole in Business Section of Leonard. Fargo, N. D., Jan. 31.-Lally & At kins' general store, Moran Bros.', the Hotel Leonard and A. B. Frederick's meat market, were destroyed by fire at Leonard, 30 miles southwest of Fargo. The fire originated in the second story of the general store, and is thought to have been due to a de fective flue. The postofies on -the east side of the fire was badly scorched, and the big brick store of Jhen Boos checked the fire on the west side and saved that part of town. The loss at the general store and hotel is estimated at $5,000 each, with $3,000 insurance. I The meat market loss is reported as $1,400, with $800 insurance. AN UPRIGHT JUDGE. Engages in Fight Then Fines and Lectures Himself. Norfolk, Neb., Jan. 31.-Judge Pol lard of Silver Creek, Neb., went through a queer tangle of proceedings when, after fighting with a neighbor, he caused himself to be arrested, tried, convicted and fined. Judge Pollard fought on the street with B. F. Lacey. Then he swore out a complaint against both the com batants, caused them both to be brought into court, heard the evi dence after both had pleaded not guil ty, and, convicting both, fined each man $10 and costs. After the sentence, Judge Pollard administered a lecture to Lacey and himself and warned each prisoner not to appear in that court again. BRICKLAYERS ARE SATISFIED AND SO ARE THE STONE MASONS OF BILLINGS. From Thursday's Daily. That the brick and stone masons of Billings are satisfied with the pres ent wages they are receiving for their work was evidenced by a resolution passed at a meeting of this class of skilled laborers, last evening. The primary object of the meeting was to organize a union, one never having existed in this city before. The meeting was held in labor hall and about 20 brick and stone masons were present. The action of the carpenters in promulgating a resolution that its union would ask shorter hours and increased pay after May 8 was taken up and discussed at length by the men assembled, and the discussion re sulted in the passing of a resolution which states in effect that the present scale of hours and wages shall not be disturbed for a year from date. The present scale for this class of workmen is nine hours a day and the wages are $6 per day. The prelimi nary steps for organizaing the union were taken last night and a charter will be applied for at once. The new union will start out with 'a member ship of about 25. It is stated that the plasterers' union will shortly take up the question of wages and quite a number of the men who belong to that class of workmen have expressed themselves to be in favor of leaving well enough alone. The plasterers are receiving $6 per day for nine hours' work. It is argued for the carpenters that they, of all other skilled workmen, are receiving the smallest returns for their labor, and that they are entitled to a higher wage than $4 per day. As a reason for their demand they cite the stone and brick masons and plasterers who are drawing $6 per day. As an offset to this argument the masons and plasterers point to the fact that they are able, in ordi nary years, to work only a little more than one-half of the year, cold weath er shutting off everything in their line, while on the other hand the car penters may work the year round, whenever there is work to do. The action of the masons, it is be lieved, will have the effect of increas ing the number of brick buildings that will be erected here this season, as compared with what were intended before the action of the carpenters was taken. In treating the matter of labor or ganizations and their actions, from a news standpoint, the carpenters and all other classes may bear in mind that The Gazette-extends to them the privilege of a hearing through its news columns, the same as has been accorded the public in general in dis cussing matters of public interest of this sort. EQUADOR SHAKEN. Guyaquil, Jan. 31.-Earthquake shocks were felt throughout the re public today and caused great dam age in the northern provinces. At Tuquerros, in the province of Cauca, Colombia, several houses collapsed. NO BIDS WtIRE THERE TO OPEN FUTILE MEETING OF BILLINGS SCHOOL BOARD. FOR SCHOOL BUILDING Board Convened for lurpose of Open ing Bids for Construction of School House in Foster's Addition-Clerk Reports that No Bids Were on File. From Thursday's Daily. A meeting of the school board was held at the residence of F. S. Mills, last night, the object of which was to open bids for the construction of .the new school building in block 28, iFos ter's addition, the contract for the foundation for which has already been awarded. The contract for the superstructure, or building proper, was not awarded last evening for the very excellent reason that no bids were on file with the clerk. It is known that several contractors of the city were figuring on the work up to within a few days ago, but when the meeting was called to order and the time arrived for opening the bids there were -none to open. Inasmuch as this state of affairs is very unusual a member of the school board was interviewed on the reason therefor. He state: "I am not fully advised in the matter, but I presume .that the reason that no bids were re ceived from contractors is on account of the present unsettled condition in labor circles. In all probability the contractors do not know how to fig ure, there still being several classes of skilled laborers to hear from. When conditions are such the contractor stands to lose a large amount of money in figuring his labor too low. My impression is, unless things be come more settled, and the carpenters come to some sort of an agreement with the business people who are at the head of the greater part of the building enterprises, that plans for going to work on the Y. M. C. A. building, the extension to the North ern hotel. and numerous other smaller contracts, will be abandoned for the time being at least. "I understand that the brick and stone masons have come out squarely and fairly and announced that there will be no change in their scale for a year, at least. *This will do much to relieve the strained situation, and the men who have announced themselves so openly are to be commended as citizens who have a regard for the welfare of the city. Not that I am condemning the carpenters for their action, altogether, but it seems to me that it can result in nothing else but building up towns around to the detri ment of Billings." After a short time spent in talking over the situation the school board ad journed without taking any action whatever. No time was set for re ceiving bids neither was the clerk authorized to advertise for bids at any future time. The board evidently came to the conclusion not to attempt to complete the building as long as labor matters are in an unsettled condition. OPPOSED TO GRAZING TAX SHEEPMEN ADOPT RESOLUTIONS CONDEMNING POLICY. Denver, Colo., Jan. 31.-Resolutions condemning President Roosevelt's pol icy of taxing stockmen for grazing on forest reserves were adopted today by the executive committee of the Na tional Woolgrowers' association and a committee was appointed to go to Washington and oppose this measure and advocate the railroad rate law. The first step toward making the woolgrowers' association "national" in scope and membership was taken by the executive committee, which re duced the individual dues from $10 ~o $5 a year. Plans for establishing the chief of fice of the woolgrowers at Cheyenne were adopted and a committee was appointed to re-arrange the basis of representation and voting in the na tional convention. George B. Walker, the new secretary of the association, has begun a cam paign to secure every sheepman in the United States as an active member of the organization. He is planning work in this direction in the southwest, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and other states. At the next annual meeting of the association he hopes to have every state and territory in the union represented. WEALTH IN A TABLE. Iowan Makes Pleasing Discovery While Breaking Old Furniture. Glenwood, Iowa, Jan. 31.-Charlp Wightman, a farmer near PlattW mouth, while breaking up The furad ture of his home, unexpectedly dis. covered a small fortune. Having no kindling wood, he decided to chop up a dilapidated kitchen table he bougtt secondhand a Sel years ago. As ho did so, an odd looking package fell from between two boards, and. S found it contained $1,200 in -Well pre served bills. He has no idea who put the money in the table, as he does not know to whom it had belonged. (First Publication Nov. 28, 1905-201) United States Land Office, Bozeman, Montana, Nov. 23, 1905. To Whom It May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the state of Montana has filed in this office the following list of lands, to-wit: Township 2 North, Range 27 East, M. P. M. Section 22; all. Section 14; all. Section 18; E% of SE14. Section 18; SE14 of NE%. Section 8; E%. Section 8; S% of NW%. Section 10; All. Section 12; W%. Section 12; W% of E% (includes. lot 2). Section 2; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). Section 4; All (lots 1, 2, 3 and 4). and has applied for a patent for said lands under the acts of August 18, 1894 (28 Stat., 372-422), June 11, 1896 (29 Stat., 434), and March 3, 1901 (81 Stat., 1133-1188), relating to the grant ing of not to exceed a million acres of arid land to each of certain states and that the said list, with its accomp anying proofs, is open for the inspec tion of all persons interested, and the public generally. Within the next 60 days following the date of this notice, protests ,r contests against the claim of the state to any tract described in the list, on the ground of failure to comply with the law, on the ground of the nondesert character of the land, on the ground of a prior adverse right, or on the ground that the same is more valuable for mineral than for agricultural purposes will be received and noted for report to the general land office at Washington, D. C. M. R. WILSON, Register. J. N. KELLY, Receiver. (First Publication Jan. 12, 1906.-9w) Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Notice for Publication. United States Land Office, Bozeman, Mont., January 10, 1906, Notice is hereby given that in com pliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled. "An act for the sale of timber lah8s. in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington Territory," as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4, 1902, Eliza beth M. Kelly, of Billings, county of Yellowstone, States of Montana, has this day filed in this office her sworn statement for the purchase of the N% SE/4 and N% SW%4 of Section No. 30 in Township No. 1 N., Range No. 26 E. M. P. M., and will offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish her claim to said land before Fred H. Foster, Clerk of Court, in his office, Billings, Mont., on Monday, the 119th day of March, 1906. She names as witnesses John S. Graham of Billings, Mont.; Ignatius D. O'Donnell of Billings, Mont.; John D. Matheson of Billings, Mont.; John M. Ramsey of Billings, Mont. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 19th day of March, 1906. M. R. WILSON, Register. (First Publication Dec. 29, 1905-6w) Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewistown, Montana, Decem ber 19, 1905.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made be fore Fred. W. Handel, U. S. Commis sioner, at Musselshell, Montana, on Thursday, February 8, 1906, viz: JAMES H. BUCKRY, who made H. E. No. 1631 for the S1/ NE1 Sec. 10, Tp.. 5 N., R. 26 E, M. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, viz: Henry W. Ostrander, of Fattig, Mon tana; John Chandler, of Fattig, Mon tana; George Spenddiff, of Mussel shell, Montana; Thomas Hurley, of Roundup, Montana. EDWARD BRASSEY. Register. j FARM LOANS* * No Delay Lowest Rate r o BILLINGS LOAN & T t 0CBPAIY.