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OF A DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE MORRIS IN TERVIEWED ON THE SUBJECT. WILL KILL ANNIN BILL Sentiment in Legislature Against Bill to Create New County Out of Yel lowstone and Adjoining Counties Licensed Gambling Also Dead. Frc,m Sunday's Daily. Yellowstone county will not be di vided for the next two years at least, is the way that Hon. A. A. Morris sizes up the situation. At it's rep representative in the lower house of the present legislature he is on the ground and therefore in position to speak with a knowledge of what is doing and likely to be done at this session of Montana lawmakers. "The bill designed to create a new county out of portions of Yellow stone, Carbon and Sweet Grass will 'be killed," said representative Mor ris yesterday to a Gazette reporter. "I am satisfied that a majority of the members of both houses are opposed to dividing any of the counties of the state at this time. The Annin bill will meet the same fate as the Glid den bill, which was introduced with a. view of dividing Carbon county." Mr. ,Morris also expected that his bill to license gambling would be defeated, because the sentiment of the legislature seemed to be against interferring with the anti-gambling law now in force. Opposition to Licensed Gambling. "My bill will probably never leave the committee on ways and means, while the Griffin bill, which is a strong anti-gambling measure, has al ready been passed by the committee of the whole in the house. As the senate has killed a similar bill, the Griffin measure will doubtless meet its death in that body. Under these conditions the present anti-gambling law will undoubtedly stand." Regarding the apportionment and representation bill, which gives Yel lowstone county one more member of the lower house, Representative Morris said he would not attempt to predict the outcome with the same de gree of assurance. To Increase Representation. "The bill has passed the senate," continued Mr. Morris, "and it will be up in the house within a few days. The chances for its final adoption are better now than a week ago. Twenty one members can be depended upon to vote for the bill, while just an equal number can be relied on to oppose it because their counties would suffer a decrease in represen tation. The votes of members whose counties are not affected will there fore decide the question and it re mains to be seen how they regard the proposition." Mr. Morris said the measures af fecting the livestock interests had fared well so far, and he did not look for any adverse legislation. He came down from Helena Friday night, and will return to that city Monday. WANTS HIM DETAINED Donovan-McCormick Company Brings Action Against H. Yates, Contract or for the Milwaukee Railway. In the belief that H. Yates, a con tractor for the Milwaukee railway extension, contemplates leaving the state and removing to Belmont, Wash., without first settling for mer chandise he purchased in this city, the Donovan-McCormick company has instituted proceedings against, both of a civil and criminal nature. The complain filed by Attorney W. M. Johnston, representing the plain tiff. sets forth that Yates is indebted to the firm in the sum of $4,258, bal ance due on an open account for goods, and judgment for that amount is demanded. An affidavit sworn to by J. W. Huse, manager of the Donovan-Mc Cormick company, goes into the case more fullly, showing, as alleged, that Yates had sold his ranch located a few miles from Billings, for half of its real value, or $2,500, of which $500 is believed to have been paid when Yates signed the deeds, and $2,000 will be paid when his wife affixes her signature. It is also al leged that Yates shipped 28 horses to his son at Belmont. Besides, 60, 000 pounds of oats and other supplies have disappeared. Additional charges are made regarding a check for $4,000, paid to the contractor for work done in the Musselshell coun try. A warrant for Yates' arrest is in the hands of the sheriff. SCOTS THE CHAMPIONS. Edinburg, Feb. 23.-In the fourth football match of the International se ries played today Scotland beat Ire land, 15 to 3, As Scotland had beaten Wales, and England has been de feated by Ireland and Wales, Scotland is bound to win the trophy. AMEND THE SUBSTITUTE Agreed to By Both Republicans and Democrats in House on 16-Hour Railroad Employes Bill. Washington, Feb. 23.-Under a rule recommended from the committee on rules by Dalzell of Pennsylvania, the house today amended its substitute for the La Follette 16-hour railroad employes bill, by an affirmative vote of 279, there being no negative votes cast. Both republicans and demo crats agreed that the amendment to the bill strengthened it greatly, ano it will be satisfactory to the presi dent. The most important amendment adopted by the house is the elimina tion of the word "knowingly" where ever it occurs, which has the effect of the relieving the railroads from re sponsibility of overwork unless it is permitted or required with the knowi edge of the railroad management that an employe has worked over-time The house agreed to the conference report on the legislative, executive and judicial bill and then resolved itsElf in a committee of the whole for further consideration of the sun dry civil bill, holding a night ses sion in the hope of completing the measure. By a vote of 112 to 53 an amend men was adopted which provides for continuance of work on a gelogical map of the United States. CRIMINAL CASES WILL BE TRIED ACTION AGAINST GEORGE HAI. PIN FIRST ON CALENDAR. IN COURT TOMORROW Number of Witnesses Summoned tr Testify in Case-Claude Jones Asks for a Divorce on Ground of Deser tion-Civil Suits Started. From Saturday's Daily. The trial of criminal cases will be taken up in the district court tomor row morning. Judge Sidney Fox will arrive from Red Lodge tonight in readiness for resuming the work of the February term. He will remain for at least three weeks, as the cal endar 'is an unusually long one. The first case to be tried is that of the state against George Halpin, charged with assault in the first de gree. The complaining witness is Walter Clifton, one of the proprietors of the Owl saloon, whom Halpin, it is a!leged, tried to shoot about three months ago. Many witnesses have been summoned to testify at the trial. Deserts Husband. Attorney W. M. Johnston yesterday filed a complaint in the district court in behalf of Claude Jones, who seeks a legal separation from May Jones. The couple were married in Living ston, March 16, 1894. Mrs. Jones, it is claimed, deserted her husband over a year ago, and he asks for a decree of divorce. Benjamin Radcliffe brought suit against S. N. Parham and others to recover judgment for $1,965.65, bal ance alleged to be due on a sale of sheep to the defendants. Action to quiet title to lots 13, 14, in block 112, was instituted by John Kayle against Lillie F. Ashelby and others. PUBLIC MUST DECIDE Texas Legislature Not to Pass on Guilt or Innocence of Senator Bai ley. Austin, Tex., Feb. 23.-So far as dthe members of the house committee appointed to investigate the charges pgainst Senator Bailey is concerned, the investigation is at an end. At an executive session today it was decided that no further testimony should be heard, and a sub-committee was ap pointed to review the 2,300 pages of evidence, make findings on the undis puted facts and report to the full committee at the earliest possible moment. Representative Cocke, the propo nent of the charges, in making his. statement against closing the investi gation, urged that there were several witnesses to be heard. According to the house resolution authorizing 'the investigation, the com mittee shall report the findings to the body, but the guilt or innocence of Senator Bailey is for the public to decide. The senate committee will meet next Monday morning and dis cuss closing the investigation. - Bailey will probably leave soon for Washington, where he is to take the oath of office March 4. For Sale. Well broken young teams, from 1100 to 1500 pounds always on hand. Prices reasonable. F. L. SUMMERS, J. M. CONWAY. Billings Mont. DAY OBSERVED IN TillS CITY IDEAL WEATHER PREVAILS FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS. MANY OFFICES CLOSED Boys Play Baseball on the Commons and Enjoy Themselves Immensely -Company K Gives Annual Ball at the Armory-Stores Open. From Saturday's Daily. If the weather man had the Yel lowstone valley in mind when he ar ranged for the banana-belt conditions that prevailed here yesterday, he could hardly found room for improve ment. The weather for the entire day was ideal-simply fine and of the variety that fills people with a desire to get out in the air and stay there as long as possible Washington's birthday passed off very quietly in the city. Public busi ness of every description was sus pended. The courts were closed for the day, as was the postoffice. The stores and other places of business, however, remained open, as has al ways been the custom. In some un known manner the rumor was started 'Thursday night that the stores would close for the day and a statement to that effect was printed. The report proved to be absolutely without foun dation. Holiday for Bank Employes. Building operations also continued without interruption, despite the r:. mors to the contrary, and work went on in various lines. The banks gave their employes a holiday. As the schools were closed, the students were given every opportu nity to enjoy themselves. Boys gath ered on vacant lots in different parts of the city and played baseball. The weather conditions were all that could be desired for this class of sport and the youngsters entered into the spirit of the great national game with a zest that was refreshing to behold. Last night social affairs were held in a number of halls, conspicuous among which was the annual ball of Company K. The armory never pre sented a more brilliant spectacle. Members of the company, resplendent in uniforms, constituted a general committee to give everybody in the hall a pleasant time and they suc ceeded admirably. ATTEMPT TO ROB HARDWARE STORE THIEVES ENTER REAR WINDOW OF STAPLETON BLOCK. GET LITTLE OF VALUE Evidently Frightened Away-"Secre taries" Ordered to Leave-Police Engaged in the Effort to Rid City of Undesirable Characters. From Saturday's Daily. Officers are investigating the re ported robbery of the store cf the Western Hardware company, which occurred sometime Thursday night. The thieves secured little of value. They were probably frightend away before completing the job undertaken. Two revolvers and $4.25 are missing. The store, which is located on the ground floor of the IStapleton block, was entered from the alley through a small window in the rear of the building. The robbery was a similar character to the one in which the Golden Rule store suffered the loss of about $150 the other night. A number of hobos, who have been loafing about the city for several days are under suspicion, though there is no evidence to directly connect them with the crimes committed recently. Notified to Leave Town. Reports were circulated yesterday that the police had ordered all the "secretaries" and men of that unde sirable class to leave the city under penalty of arrest and prosecution. Asked if the report was true, Chief Talgo said he had notified all he knew of the alleged "secretaries," several of whom have already left town. Others promised to go at once. The sentiment quite generally pre vails that Billings should get rid of this element, and the work started by the Civic league will be vigor ously pushed to the finish. Sheep and Cattlemen. We always have sheep and cattle to sell, or know where to buy them and also buy on orcers. We are prepared to hear from parties interested in live stock or ranch propbrty. We make live stock a specialty. Your corres pondence solicited. Come and see us. T. a. GILESPIE & CO., Belknap Block, Billings. ITOPIC THEATRE SOLD T. H. Minder Disposes of His Inter est in Business to M. Cunninghan -Also Sells Furniture. From Sunday's Daily. Deeds, bills of sale and other pa pers filed with the county clerk indi cate that T. H. Minder has sold his interest in the Topic theater and other property in 'the city. The sale includes saloon fixtures, slot machines musical instruments, stock of wines liquors and cigars, as well as the household furniture in the two-story frame building on lots 13, 14, 15; and 17, in block 1.98, two cows, three horses, single buggy, heavy dray wagon and harness. The consideration is stated to be $1, but it is understood to amount to several thousand dollars. Mike Cun ingham is the purchaser. He has been engaged as bartender in the Topic saloon for some time. An effort was made last night -to as certain the significance of the trans fer, but Mr. Minder could not be found. COLLEGES AN ASSET OF TOWN ONE OF THE BEST ADVERTISE MENTS FOR A PLACE. SAYS DR. R. P. SMITH Chancellor of Montana Wesleyan Uni versity Has Been Assisting in Evan gelistic Work at Methodist Church Here-Leaves for Big Timber. From Sunday's Daily. R. P. Smith, chancellor of the Mon tana Wesleyan university located at Helena, has spent a week in this city assisting the Rev. C. E. Miller in the evangelistic services at the Methodist Episcopal church. He left yesterday for Big Timber, where ne will spend a few days in the interests of the edu cational institution of which he is at the head. Dr. Smith was called to Billings last spring to give the address ,to the graduating class of the high school, since which time he says he notes not only the most numerous, but also im provements of the most substantial character of any city in the state. In his travels through Montana he dis covers that Billings is probably the best-known city in the state. Travel ers who manifest little iate~-st in other towns will crowd the platforms of trains to see Billings. Trebles in Attendance. Dr. Smith is an enthusiast in col lege work. He had the satisfaction of seeing his own institution not only double but more than treble in at tendance in the past 18 months, the largest percentage growth, he says, of any institution during the history of the state in so short a time. He thinks to establish a good college is the best way to boost a town. "A good college is, the best asset and advertisement a city can have. Its moral and cultural influence is always uplifting. It attracts a desirable class of citizens to the town. It is a constant reminder to the youth of a community to seek the noblest in life, and to make the most of themselves, besides it is a source of financial rev enue. "The Montana Wesleyan university, though yet in its day of small things, spends annually in the capital city $30,000, and during its brief history has spent in Helena $300,000. In addi tion to what 'the students spend they bring a large number of visitors to the city, who always do more or less trading before leaving. The univer sity supports every possible, legiti mate business from the hotels, banks and real estate, to stationary, candy and boiler shops. It also draws the best literary and musical attractions of the country. Montana College Reopens. "Only recently the citizens of the little village of Deer Lodge spent al most $10,000 to repair buildings for the reopening of the Montana college, and they could well have afforded to harve spent three times that amount rather than to have lost it, for that school is already the chief attraction SClool is airejay tue cletr aLLCtlrCLUI and chief asset of Deer Lodge. The principal attractions of Dillon, Boze man and Missoula are their colleges. Remove them and real estate in any of those towns would depreciate in value from 25 to 50 per cent. The growth of Bozeman for the last eight years has been largely in the direction of its college. As the Montana Wesley an university develops into a real uni. versity it will mean more ,to Helena, 1 both as to revenue and influence than the capital. A good college or uni versity has often made a town." MRS. McDONALD ARRAIGNED. -I Chicago, Feb. 23.-Mrs. Flora Mc Donald was arraigned today on the 1 charge of killing Webster Guerin. Her mental condition was such that the case was continued until March 5. Her physicians say her reason may never be restored. GAIN ANOTHER VICTORY. ·Nicaraguans Capture Honduras Town After Short Battle. Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 22.-The Nicaraguan forces on February 20, captured, without oposition, the town of Eltruinfo, in Honduras and yes terday, after six hours' hard fighting, the Nicaraguan army occupied San Bernardino, an excellent position, owing to the fact that it is in conm munication by land and water with the Nicaraguan base of operations. Many Hondurans were killed or left quantities of ammunition and many rifles on the field. The cas ualties on the Nicaraguan side were a few men wounded. SESSION OF THE CITY COUNCIL From Sunday's Daily. At a special meeting of the city council last night the ordinance re lating to bonds for the proposed waterworks system was amended so as to provide for the insertion of an advertisement in the weekly issue of the New York Financial Record in. stead of the daily issue, as authorized in the original draft of the ordinance. Registry agents for the registration of the approaching municipal election were appointed, R. A. Burr being named for the north side and Harry K. Fish for the south side. INHUMAN KEEPERS. Attendants of Ohio Insane Asylum Indicted for Murder. Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 23. - T¶Pe Athens county grand jury today found five indictments against em ployes of the state asylum for alleged cruelties practiced against inmates of the institution. Three of the men are indicted for second degree mur der. TO END DEADLOCK Rhode Island Republican State Com mittee Will Undertake Union of Colt and Wetmore Forces. Providence, R. I., Feb. 23.-The deadlock in the state legislature over the election of a United States sen ator is to be broken by the republi can state central committe, according to information gaind here, the plan being to unite the Colt and Wetmore forces, and thus secure election of a republican candidate. For six weeks ballots to the number of 26 have been taken. H. I. Goddard, democrat, has 41 votes; Col. Colt, re publican, 38; Wetmore, republican, 31, and former Governor Utter, 1. Sena tor Wetmore's term will expire March 4. The republican state central com mittee, it is said, will meet next week, and indorse a candidate to unite the votes of the party. the votes or the party. DUNNE RENOMINATED. Chicago Democrats Place City Ticket in the Field. Chicago, Feb. 23.-The democratic city convention today made the fol lowing nominations for the leading city officers: Mayor Edward F. Dunne; treasurer, John E. Traeger, clerk, Thomas F. Little. All the nominations were made by acclamation. Previous to the conven tion an extended caucus was held in which the two factions composed of the Hearst-Dunne people and the fol lowers of National Committeeman Roger Sullivan, agreed upon Mayor Dunne as the nominee for mayor, but could not reach an agreement regard ing the minor officers. The name of Carter H. Harrison, who was a candi date in the primaries for the nomi nation, was not presented. Previous to the naming of candi dates Harrison's friends announced that he desired to withdraw. The convention adopted resolutions of sympathy with Postmaster Busse, who was injured in the wreck last night on the Pennsylvania railroad . The platform denounces the ordi nances recently passed by the city council providing franchises for the local traction companies and possible purchase by the city, and declares in favor of condemnation of the traction properties if the ordinances are not approved by the people at the coming election. GEN BOOTH COMING. Veteran Salvationist Leaves England on an Extended Tour. London, Feb. 23.-Wrinkled with age but with enthusiasm undimin ished, Gen. Booth, of the Salvation army, left London this morning to board the steamer Minneapolis for New York, whence he will proceed to Canada and the far east. He will spend two weeks in New York before proceeding to Canada to take the steamer Minnesota, April 1, for Ja pan. At Ottawa Gen. Booth will be the guest of the governor general, Earl Gray. AMERICANS LOSE MATCH. New York, Feb. -23.-The Ameri cans lost the international chess match. Score 4 1-2 to 5 1-2. FIFTEEN ENTER -CiESS TOURNEY INTERESTING CONTEST OPENS AT THE BILLINGS CLUB. IS HANDICAP MATCH Complimentary to E. H. Hollister, Who is to Leave for Idaho Soon Pool Tournament Nearing a Close, Sylvester in the Lead. From Saturday's Daily. One of the most interesting con tests pulled off at the Billings club in some time is the chess tourney, now in progress at the rooms of that pop ular social institution. The tourney is the nature of a com pliment to E. H. Hollister, cashier of the Yellowstone National bank of this city, who has resigned his po sition to assume similar duties in one of the banks at Idaho Falls. Mr. Hollister has long been an ardent admirer of the game and is a good player. He has participated in sev eral local matches, and those whom he has met across the board from time to time thought it would be a nice thing to arrange for a tourney just prior to his departure for the Idaho city. Are Chess Enthusiasts. Fifteen well known chess enthu siasts of the city have entered the contest, including E. H. Hollister, J. R. Goss, R. H. Shepard, E. Heyde, J. B. Herford, E. A. Gerhart, R. E. Noyes, MI. E. Reed, T. H. Kennedy, Joseph Zimmerman, H. M. Brayton, E. B. Camp, L. C. Babcock, J. T. Graham and Charles Spear. The players are divided into four classes, handicap rules being in force, and every man believes he has an even show to win the contest. A number of games will be played each day until the close of the series. Pool Tournament. Another week will probably wind up the pool tournament. W. F. Syl vester has a safe lead with a record of 24 games won out of' 27 played. Among others who have made a creditable showing in the race are the following: William Laurelle, won, 11, played 15; A. A. Crossman, won 18, played 28; John Smith, won 19, played 27; A. E. Anderson, won 14, played 20; L. E. Birken, won 16, play. ed 23; W. J. Birken, won 17, played 26; A. B. LaMott, won 18, played 26. Latest styles in Job Printing at the Gazette Office. PAID UP' CAPITAL - - - - - $ 150,000 SURPLUS - - - - o30,000 DEPOSITS - - - - - - 1,750,000 DPosrTs DIRECTORS: P. B. MOSS, J. B. ARNOLD, JOS. ZIMMERMAN M. A. ARNOLD, S. G. REYNOLDS. Transact a General Banking Business. Interest Paid on Time Deposits. BILLINGS STATE BANK "Next Door to City Hall' CAPITAL - $50,000.00 SURPLUS - $10,000.00 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Bert G. Shorey, President A. H. Barth, Vice President. Chas. Spear, Cashier Henry White, Assistant Cashier. H. C. Bostwick C. O. Gruwell W. Hansord INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS Prompt Attention to Collections. Drafts sold payable in the principal Cities of the United States and Foreign Countries. New Accounts Solicited. FINEST HOTEL IN YELLOWSTONE VALLEY THE GRAND GEO. F. BENNIGHOFF, PROP. ON APPLITON BILLINGS, MONT. BILLINGS LUMBER CO. NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot) Building Material of Every Description. Agents for Carney Coal,. RIGHT PRICES. -_. J. TIIOPSON, Manager. Dentistry. Dr. Selbrede of Billings is in' Park City practicing dentistry and will re main about two weeks. Dissolution of Partnership. The undersigned, doing business lunder the firm name of Mumbrue & iLittlejohn, located at Roundup is by mutual consent this day disolved. D. P. Mumbrue of said firm assuming all debts and paying all bills. N. J, LITTLEJOHN, D. P. MUMBRUE, Roundup, Montana, January 22 1907. Three Trumps We hold a "winning hand" in the Real Estate business. Three of a kind that are still different, but all making towards "a good deal." We buy, sell, or exchange desirable real estate in town or country, and we have some of the choicest bargains at present avail able in this section. Make us your agent and we will make your holdings profitable. Or we can buy or exchange for you as directed, our commissions being unusually low. Edgar B. Camp Real Estate, Loans and Insurance, etc. 101 N. 28th., St. Opp. Stapleton Block. BILLINGS. - .- MONTANA Yellowstone National OF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, President. PETER LARSON, Helena, Vice-P. E. H. HOLLISTER, Cashier. L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Cash'r, DIRECTORS: Peter Larson, Helena; Ed. Cardwell Dr. H. E. Armstrong, E. H. Hollister, A. L. Babcock. Boxes for Rent in Safety Deposit Vault. General Banking Business sell Exchange available in all the prlnei. pal cities of the United States and Europe .ollections promptly made and remit ted for. Acconnts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most favorable terms cousis. tent with safe and conservative banking.