ARE IN DEMAND
UNCLE SAM STILL HAS .ROOM
FOR EFFICIENT HELP.
IN VARIOUS BRANCHES
Public Service Needs Services of
.Electrical Engineers, Assayers,
Draftsmen, Copyists, Drainage En
gineers, Geologists and Many Oth
ers-Opening in the Philipp .,s.
From Saturday's Daily.
Bulletins received at the Billings
postoffice from the United States civ
il service commission at Washington
indicate that the demand for compe
ten men in Uncle Sam's employ con
February 27 is the date fixed for
the examination to secure eligibles
from which to make certification to
fill vacancies in a number of posi
tions. An engineer is wanted in the
courthouse and postoffice building at
Salt Lake. The position pays a sal
ary of $900 per annum. The exami
nation will consist of such subjects
as letter writing, practical questions
in mechanical and electrical engineer
ing and experience in mechanical and
electrical engineering. All honorably
discharged United States soldiers and
sailors of the war of the rebellion will
be admitted to this examination with
out regard to the maximum age limit,
which in the case of other applicants
is 55 years.
Duties of Assayer.
The position of assistant assayer
in the United States assay office at
Charlotte, N. C., is open. The salary
paid is $1,250 per annum. The duties
of assistant assayer are to receive,
weigh and melt deposits of bullion;
to assay gold bullion of various char
acters and fineness; to make the nec
essary computations to determine the
value of each deposit, and to deter
mine gold, silver, lead, zinc and iron
ores in general.
An examination will be held Feb
ruary 27-28 to fill vacancies in the
offices of the surveyors general of the
land office service, as follows:
One draftsman, $1,400 per annum,
San Francisco, and another at $4 per
Two copyist-draftmen, $4 per diem
each, Phoenix, Ariz.
One draftsman and three copyists
draftsmen, at $4 per diem each, Reno,
One draftsman, $1,400 per annum,
Bismarck, N. D.
Applicants will be examined in let
ter writing, arithmetic and element
ary mathematics, copying from rough
draft, public land laws and surveying
and drawing and lettering.
Drainage Engineers Wanted.
Supervising drainage engineers are
Twanted for the office of experiment
stations, department of agriculture, at
salaries ranging from $2,000 to $2,500
per annum. Three vacancies are to
be filled, and applicants must indi
cate in their applications that they
have had five years experience in re
sponsible charge of drainage work
and are able to design and carry out
important projects in land drainage.
Supervising drainage engineers will
be required to supervise surveys and
investigations looking to the reclama
tion of agricultural lands by drainage
and to conduct experimental investi
gations of special problems in farm
There is a vacancy in the position
of assistant assayer, at $1,200 peri
annum, in the office of the surveyor
of custome at the port of Kansas
An examination will be held March
6 to secure eligibles to fill a vacancy
in the position of geologist in the
Philippine service, at $2,000 per an
num. The subjects to be examined
in are general geology and mineral
ogy, ecenomic geology of the metal
iferous and nonmetaliferous minerals,
essay on geologic topic and training
Fitness for Position.
Applicants must indicate in their
applications their fitness for the suc
cessful prosecution of geologic field
work in the mapping and reporting
upon the economic geology of the;
metallic minerals and the nonmetal
lic minerals, principally coal.
Information relative to employment
In the Philippine service, cost of liv
ing, leave of absence, transportation,
climate, clothing, medical attendance,
contract, etc., is contained in section
31 of the Manual of Examinations re
vised to January 1, 1907, a copy of
which may be had upon application to
the Civil Service commission, Wash
ington, D. C.
Age limit, 18 to 40. years on the
date of examination.
The medical certificate must be
filled in by some medical officer in
the service of the United States. Ap
pilcants should appear before medical
officers of 'the Army, Navy, Indian,
or Public Health and Marine-Hospital
service. If such an officer can not
be conveniently visited, a pension ex
anlnlig surgeon may execute the oe=
tl8tate:-, Speeal arrangements have
been made with pension examining
boards throughout the country to give
such examination for. a, fee of $2,
to be paid by the applicant. This
certificate must not be executed by
the family physician of the appli
cant. The medical officer should in
dicate his rank or official designation
on such certificate.
Each applicant for the Philippine
service will be required to submit to
the examiner, on the day he is ex
amined, a photograph of himself,
taken within three years, which will
be filed with his examination papers
as a means of identification in case he
receives appointment. An unmount
ed photograph is preferred. The
date, place, and name of examination,
the examination number, the compet
itor's name, and the year in which
the photograph was taken should be
indicated on the phtograph.
This examination is open to all
citizens of the United States who
comply with the requirements.
This announcement contains all in
formation which is communicated to
applicants regarding the scope of the
examination, the vacancy or vacan
cies to be filled, and the qualifications
Applicants should at once apply
either to the United States civil ser
vice commission, Washington, D. C.,
or to the secretary of the board of
examiners at' any place mentioned in
the list printed hereon for applica
tion form 2 and 375. No application
will be accepted unless properly ex
ecuted and filed with the commission
at Washington. In applying for this
examination the exact title as given
at the head of this announcement
should be used in the application.
As examination papers are shipped
direct from the commission to the
places of examination, it is necessary
that applications be received in ample
time to arrange for the examination
desired at the place indicated by the
applicant. The commission will there
fore arrange to examine any applicant
whose application is received in time
to permit the shipment of the neces
OBTAIN GOOD RESULTS
Successful Meetings Continue to Be
Held at the Methodist Episcopal
Church in Billings.
From Saturday's Daily.
Evangelistic services at the Meth
odist Episcopal church in this city
have been largely attended during the
week now drawing to a close and
much good work accomplished
through the efforts of Rev. C. E. Mil
ler and members of his congregation,
ably assisted by Dr. R. P. Smith of
the Wesl4yan university at Helena.
The series of meeting has resulted in
a spiritual awakening, supplemented
by numerous conversions of men and
women to the cause of Christianity,
and still greater results are expected
in the near futur.
Notwithstanding the fact that yester
day was a holiday and many social
affairs lasted till late in the evening,
the services last night attracted a fair
sized audience and one kept interested
throughout. Dr. Smith delivered an
other of his masterly addresses. He
leaves today for Big Timber, where
he will conduct a series of revival
services in the Methodist church.
FOR SPECIAL MEETING
City Council Will Hold Session to
Consider Amendment to Ordinance
Providing for Water Bonds.
From Saturday's Daily.
Mayor Foster has called a special
meeting of the city council for to
night at 8 o'clock in the city hall,
for the purpose of further consider
ing the ordinance adopted last Tues
day evening providing for the issu
ing of $400,000 worth of bonds with
which to install a new system of
In section six of the ordinance a
mistake was made in the name of
the New York financial paper, in
which it is proposed to advertise the
bonds for sale. It was intended to in
sert the ad in the weekly issue of
the Financial Record, but through an
oversight the name of the daily issue
was given instead. The difference in
the cost of the advertisement woutn
be about $126 a week.
The council, it is expected, will al,(
take up the question of the apuoint
ment of agents for registration nexi
month. The registry agents must bc
named in the very near future.
KENDALL MINERS PROTEST.
Hold Meeting Condemnatory of Im
prisonment of Leaders.
(Special to The Gazette.)
Lewistown, Mont., Feb. 23. - Th=
meeting held at Kendall to protes
against the imprisonment of Moyer
Haywood and Pettibone in Idaho wa;
very largely attended. The mine;
and mills closed down and the meet
ing was preceded by a parade of the
miners and others, headed by the K
of P. band.
M. J. Haggerty of Butte was the
orator. Other addresses were delis
ered by E. H. Campbell, Robert Hen
dry and Richard Jones.
AUSTRIAN AND BOHEMIAN BADLYJ
TROUBLE IN SALOON
One Man Thought His Wife Was In
sulted, While the Other Declared
He Complimented Her-Chief Tal
go Investigates-Police Items.
They spoke different languages, and
there were other differences between
them. One was an Austrian and the
other a Bohemian. They had been
drinking freely, and were in a mood
to fight, and there was a mixup in one
of the south side saloons.
"One fellow insulted me and called
my wife names," explained a husky
individual to Chief Talgo yesterday
afternoon, "and I struck at him."
"Did you, do any damage?" inquired
"No, but I narrowly missed getting
damaged. The whole gang of Aus
trians started after me, and you ought
to see me run. I cannot be blamed
for wanting to get those men arrested.
One of them said very mean things
about my wife and I won't stand it."
Chief Talgo immediately instituted
a quiet investigation. He sought out
the man said to have been responsi
ble for ruffling the feelings of the
young man from Bohemia.
"No, sir, I didn't insult his wife,"
protested the former subject of Aus
tria's emperor. "I said she was a
line woman, but that he was no good.
,He is a Bohemian and I am an Aus
trian, and he didn't understand what
With this version of the unpleasant
ness, the chief of police decided there
was no cause for action, and the in
cident was considered closed.
Accused of Disturbance.
Officer Auge arrested Messack Par
ry at an early hour yesterday morning
on a charge of disturbance. Mr. Par
ry will have a hearing in police court
Officers Baker and Foster took Hen
ry Dooley into custody for peddling
without a license. Dooley was trying
to sell a quantity of razors and some
"phony" jewelry. He will also lt
given a chance to explain matters in
Judge Carwile's court today.
SUDDEN DEATH OF CHILD
Two-Year-Old Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Bryan Taken Sick Suddenly
and End Comes Quickly-Funeral
The two-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Bryan died at an early hour
yesterday morning from a sudden at
r tack of intestinal trouble, which re
1 sulted in spasms. The little boy
was playing in the yard all of yester
5 day afternoon, and was taken vio
5 lently sick late in the evening. A
1 consultation of doctors was held, but
nothing could be done to save the
loved one, and the little life flickered
out in the early morning hours.
I The funeral will be held from the
family residence this afternoon at .
o'clock, and the services will be con
a ducted by the Rev. D. G. Dunkin, of
the Baptist church. The burial will
take place in the Billings cemetery.
SENATE TALK FEST
Day Spent in Discussing Agricultural
Appropriation Bill - Strong Incli
nation Manifested to Kill Measure.
Washington, Feb 23.-Although the
senate devoted four hours to legis
a lative matters today, nothing was
accomplished, except speech-making.
The agricultural appropriation bill re
ceived further criticism. It is pro
posed that a million dollars be added
tfo the fund at the disposal of the
n forestry service to make up for rev
onues taken away from it and turned
into the treasury.
The senate leaders express disincli
natiion to permit much more talk on
the bill. Senator Hale said today
that if necessary the senate would
* let the bill fail and provide for the
support of the agricultural depart
ment by adopting a resolution con
tinuing the appropriations of last
Senator Aldrich prevailed on Sen
ator Proctor to lay the agricultural
bill aside shortly before 2 o'clock,
that he might call up his currency
bill. In the hour that remained be
ie fore the special order for eulogies was
st reached nothing was accomplished,
r, beyond an explanation of his proposed
is amendment to the measure by Sena
>s tor Nelson and an explanation of the
It- purposes of the bill by Aldrich. Then
se came eulogies on the late Senator
K. Alger of Michigan and Representa
tives Hitt of Illinois, Hoar of Massa
le chusetts and Lester of Georgia.
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A Boon to Mothers
Children's Underwear at Unheard of Prices. All MVoade in a
Sanitary Factory by Clean, American Girls. Seems
Felled and Some Double Stitched
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DN THE NEW Y. M. C. A. BUILDING
MATERIAL IS DELAYED
Car Load of Steel Seven Weeks En
Route From Minneapolis to This
City-Thirty Thousand Brick on the
Ground Ready to Be Placed.
The work of construction of the
Young M.en's Christian asociation
building in this city will commence
in earnest tomorrow morning. After
many weeks' delay in waiting for the
arrival of material from various places,
the iron workers can now proceed to
the task required to get the structure
The steel to be placed in the build
ing, which was shipped from Minneap
olis January 5, has been somewhere en
route to Billings for a period, of seven
weeks, and has just arrived here.
Prepared for Active Work.
As soon as two or three of the steel
frames are set, the carpenters will
begin work, and they will be followed
by the bricklayers. There is plenty
of material on hand. About 30,000
brick are stacked up near the site'of
the projected building at Second
avenue and Thirtieth street, north,
and these will run to the top of theI
In the meantime enough additional
brick will have been received from
Omaha to complete the structure,
which will be three stories and base
A meeting of the association board
of directors will be held next Tues
day evening for the purpose of open
ing bids for the plumbing and for the
installing of a heating plant in the
TELEPHONE STRIKE ENDED.
Helena Operators Return to Work
at Increased Wages.
Helena, Mont., Feb. 23.-After be
b ing without telephone service since
Monday, this afternoon the telephone
girls went back to work at the in
creased wages asked for.
There was a long conference this
afternool between the officials of the
Bell Tel hone company and a com
mittee : presenting the operators, at
which a. agreement was reached ana
a contract signed to continue in ef
o feet until February 16, 1908. The op
e erators immediately went back to the
switchboard. Nineteen are effected,
and their wages were increased on
an average of $15 a month each .
n PANAMA CANAL CONTRACT.
Promise That Decision Will Be An
nounced Next Tuesday.
11 Washington, Feb. 23.-It was an
d nounced that a final conference would
y be held at the, White House next
0 Monday, between the president and
rf Secretaries Root and Taft, relating
d to the contract for the construction
1, of the Panama canal, and the decis
ion would be announced Tuesday.
THE GRAFT WAS GOODf
Government Employe Who Does Not
Neglect His Own Interests in At
tending to Duties of His Position.
Washington, Feb. 23.-The senate
committee on Indian affairs today re
ceived from the secretary of the inte
rior a copy of the report of Will
iam D. Foulk, a special inspector,
who investigated charges against
William O. Beall, secretary 'to the
c.omnissioner having in charge the
affairs of the five civilized tribes.
Foulke found Beall guilty of impro
prieties in accepting employment
from the firm of Mansfield, McMur
ray & Cornish, attorneys for the Choc
law and Chickasaw nations, which
practice before the commission in re
sisting claims for 'the enrollment of
various persons as citizens of those
nations. Beall was charged with help
ing to prepare briefs in these cases,
and then advising the commissioner
as to the decisions that should be
given, and in some cases deciding
Mr. Foulk recommended that Beall
be separated 'in the future from the
determination of any such eases "as
if he 'were no longer living."
The firm of Mansfield, McMurray &
Cornish is the one recently awarded
by the government a $75,000 fee for
presenting Indian cases.
GIVEN TEMPORARY RELIEF.
California Orange Growers Are
Granted Lower Rates.
Los Angeles, Feb. 23.--The citrus
fruit growers were somewhat sur
prised today, when the three trans
continental railroads entering tflis
city announced that they had granted
a temporary cut in the freight rate
on oranges, nearl yequaling that pe
titioned for by the growers. The
rate was cut in the Santa Fe, South
ern Pacific and Salt Lake roads
from $1.25 per hundred, on oranges,
to $1.15 to eastern points.
The growers asked for a cut to $1.10
The rate will go into effect March 26.
The railway companies secured the
consent of the interstate commerce
commission to make this rate with
out the necessity of giving the re
quired 30 days' notice.
STEAMER GOES DOWN.
Probable Heavy Loss of Life Off
Trieste, Austria, Feb. 23. - 'lbhe
Austrian Lloyd steamer Imperatirx,
while bound from Trieste to Bombay,
ran onto a rock last evening near
Cape Elphonisi, on the Island of
Crete, and sank soon afterward. It
is known that the disaster was ac
companied by loss of life, but in the
absence of definite news the number
of drowned is unknown. The pas
sengers .and crew on board numbered
The Imperatrix sailed from Trieste
A telegram has been received from
the company's agent at Canea which
"The following has been received
from the lieutenant of the Imperatrix:
'Twelve persons and my self have
been saved; the others are on board
the steamer, position of which is ex
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