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Montana Stockmen Dissatisfied
With Old Organization.
Will Act With State Board Under Law
Recently Passed.
(Special to The Gazette.)
Helena, Mont., April 19.-"Montana
is to have a new livestock association,
one in entire sympathy and acting in
close conjunction with the state board
of livestock commissioners.''
This statement was made today by
a prominent livestock man, who had
just returned from the Miles City con
vention of the Montana Stockgrowers'
association and who declared that the
necessity for this had been brought
about by the highanded manner in
which affairs were handled in that
Louis Kaufman, of the firm of Stad
ler & Kaufman, was the speaker. Mr.
Kaufman was inclined to be rather
bitter at the action taken in deposing
Secretary Preuitt from an office that
he has held for so many years and,
according to all official investigations,
and in the opinion of a vast majority
of the members of the association, in
a most dignified, painstaking, careful
and correct manner. Mr. Kaufman
said that steps would be taken imme
diately to bring about the organiza
tion of the new association and that
it would be in close harmony with the
state board, whose creation the re
cent legislature provided for and
whose members have been appointed
by Gov. Toole.
Mr. Kaufman was inclined to place
Mayor Tells Board That Police En
force Law and Will Arrest First Vio
lators-Other Business Transacted
by County Board.
From Sunday's Daily.
Members of the Good Government
league, formerly the Citizens' league,
appeared before the county commis
sioners yesterday for the purpose of
presenting to that body the matter of
hiring a special deputy sheriff to see
that the new wine room law is en
forced, which subject was discussed
at the last meeting of the league. The
commissioners listened to their state
ments but took no action.
Later in the day, it is said, Mayor
Fred Foster appeared before the
board and told it that the law in re
gard to wine rooms and saloons was
being enforced in Billings and the city
officials intended to see that it was
not violated. He said that the first
violation would be followed by arrest
of the violator. He told the board
about the recent visit made to the re
sorts and saloons by the mayor, the
chief of police and the county attor
ney, explained the conditions as they
found them, said the proprietors had
been told what the law was and noti
fied that any violation would be pun
ished. The mayor stated to the board
emphatically that it was the inten
tion of the city authorities to enforce
the law.
Teachers' Examination Board.
H. M. Brayton of Billings and Pro
fessor Longley of Laurel were named
as the members of the educational
board provided by the law recently
passed by the state legislature, and
they will act in conjunction with the
county superintendent, the other
New Justice of Peace.
S, H. Mendenhall was appominted a
justice of the peace in and for the
county of Yellowstone with headquar
: ters in Billings, in place of the late
,l~;mexander Fraser.
Columbul Incorporation.
Thoe board .canvawed the vote on
_,the . op orauon of the town od Co
bts, "6at at the election recently
el. toundw the vote 78 to 5 In
the blame for the outcome upon one
or two Miles City bankers and pro
fessional 'men, who hoped to profit
through the handling of the funds of
the estray account, which amounts to
about $150,000 a year, and who, in or
der to bring about the defeat of Mr.
Preuitt, he charged, had nominated
and secured the election of more than
70 new members, many of whom were
not up to the standard of members.
"After it was all over," said Mr.
Kaufman, "they found out that they
had won a hollow victory and that
Mr. Preuitt had been elected secre
tary of the state board, the real pow
er under the present law and further
more, was ex-officio recorder of marks
and brands for the state.
"In fact, the Stockgrowers' associa
tion is now a social organization, and
nothing more, nothing less. The only
funds it will handle will be the yearly
dues of the members.
"Be it said to the credit of the le
gitimate and genuine livestock grow
ers in the state, including many resi
dents of Miles City, that they were
not parties to this nefarious scheme.
They will all be found in the new as
sociation whose organization will be
perfected within a short time."
This statement was confirmed by
several well known cattlemen, who
with Mr. Kaufman returned from
Miles City yesterday.
favor of incorporation. It was then
decided to make arrangements for
the calling of a city election in the
town of Columbus to elect the first
officials- of the incorporated town. The
exact date for holding this election,
which must be announced by procla
mation for 30 days previous, was not
decided upon.
Routine Matters.
The board considered 14 petitions
for new roads in different parts of
the county and the matter of granting
the petitions will be taken up later.
The bids for the construction of the
jail at Musselshell were all rejected
on the ground that they were too
high. They were in the neighborhood
of $1,400. The board will advertise
for other bids.
The matter of selling considerable
property held for delinquent taxes was
discussed and it was decided to sell it.
When the board adjourned it was
to meet again in special session May
Divides Estate of $10,000 Among Wife
and Three Children Equally-Son
as Executor.
From Sunday's Daily.
The will of the late Ensign L. Hun
kins was filed for probate in the dis
trict court yesterday by his son, Carl
R. Hunkins, whom it names as execu
The application for letters of admin
istration says that the estate is
worth about $10,000. The estate con
sists of a jewelry store and stock
worth $8,000; household furniture
worth $200; a lot in Aspen, Colorado,
worth $500, and a lot of Colorado Ir
rigation canal stock, which makes up
the remainder of the estate.
The will was made in Livingston,
Montana, February 25, 1907, and was
witnessed by Samuel Nye, Elmer J.
Carter and Fred Koehler. It was in
the possession of Mr. Nye. It divides
the property equally between the wife
and three children, Carl Hunkins,
Hazel Hunkins of this city and Mrs.
Maude Brown of Freeport, N. H.
S. W. Schauer of Laurel Brings Sup
ply to Town.
From Sunday's Daily.
S. W. Schauer of Laurel was in
Billings yesterday and he brought
with him a basket of fine, red Ben Da
vis apples of a winter variety as sam
ples for his friends. He says the ap
ples have kept well all winter and are
in fine condition now and the ibrand
is a good one to plant in the Yellow
stone valley.
Well Known Citizen Passes Away at
Livingston From Bright's Disease.
From Saturday's Daily.
William Roberts, a well known resi
dent of this city and one of the pio
neer citizens of Montana, died yester
day at Livingston, where he had gone
in hopes that a change of climate
might improve his health. News of
the death was conveyed to this city
in a message to W. A. Vale. The body
will be brought to Billings tonight.
The funeral will be held Sunday and
announcement of arrangements will be
made later.
Mr. Roberts was a sufferer from
Bright's disease, which was the cause
of his death. His health began to fail
about a year ago, when he retired
from active business affairs. The de
ceased came to Montana in the early
days, going to Fort Custer when it was
a 'military post. He lived at Junction
during the early days and then re
moved to Carbon county, coming to
Billings about two years ago.
Files Answer in Suit Brought by
Gallagher and Asks for Judgment
for $547.50 Against Plaintiff.
From Saturday's Daily.
Representative A. A. Morris yester
day filed an answer in ,the suit
brought by his former partner, Phil
lip M. Gallagher, for $700 as part of
a note, which Gallagher paid the
Yellowstone National bank, and which
he alleged in the complaint filed in
the suit was jointly contracted by
he and Morris, who were partners in
a number of surveying projects.
Mr. Morris maintains in his answer
that the note was given ,by Mr. Galla
gher and was signed by Mr. Morris
as an accommodation and it had al
ways been agreed that Mr. Gallagher
shoud pay the note. In the answer
he says that he and Mr. Gallagher
entered into a partnership in 1891 to
do surveying. Mr. Gallagher was to
furnish all capital and secure all con
tracts, and Mr. Morris was to do the
work as field man and receive half
of the profits. It was under this con
tract, he clainis, that the note was
Representative Morris further main
tains that as a result of such partner
ship and from its profits, four work
horses, eight saddle horses, a wagon,
tents, saddle, utensils, etc., were se
cured to the value of over $1,200.
These he alleges were sold by Mr.
Gallagher, who only gave him $65,
whereas he should have received half
of the sum received, or $612 50. He
therefore prays for a judgment
against ,the plaintiff for $547.50.
Birth of Two Boys and Two Girls Re
corded Yesterday.
From Saturday's Daily.
Four births were recorded yester
day. Two of them were boys and two
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. Porter.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Jos. Rothschellar.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Carpenter.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Ferguson.
Bair and Van Leuner Claim North
Has No Grounds for Action.
From Saturday's Dally.
C. M. Bair and E. Van Leuner yes
terday filed a general demurrer in the
suit brought against them by Austin
North for rent alleged to be due for
use of property on Twenty-seventh
street as an automobile garage.
This is one of two suits between
the parties, whicdh have been the out.
come of Mr. 'Bair's plan to purchase
a lot from Mr. North and erect there
on a large automobile garage.
Fred Hathhorn is attorney for fair
and Van Leuner.
Committee in Charge of Coming State
Conventions Arranges Its Program.
-Will Be Given Banquet.
From Saturday's Daily.
The committee in charge of the
program for the entertainment of the
doctors of the state, at the meeting
of the Montana Medical association, 4
which will be held in Billings May
15 and 16, have practically completed
the program.
The morning sessions will be giv
en over to business and the after
noons to pleasure. On the first day
the doctors will be taken for an auto
'mobile ride at 4:30 o'clock and at 5:30
o'clock will be entertained with a .sup
per at the W. B. George ranch. In
the evening they will be entertained £
by the Billings club. The afternoon
of the second day the doctors will
visit the sugar factory and in the
evening will be 'tehdered a banquet, at
the Grand hotel, while a reception
will be held for the women aecom
panying the delegates in the Elks' 1
Latest styles in Job Printing at the I
Gasette Omco. t
Matter Is Now Being Considered by
Park Committee of City Council and
Will Probably Be Accepted and
Park Graded.
From Sunday's Daily.
Through the public spiritedness of
I. D. O'Donnell and the Suburban
Homes company, the south side pub
lic park will probably be properly im
proved and beautifully parked with
The park is situated in the best part
of the south side and is bounded by
Twenty-eighth and Thirty-first streets
and Sixth and Eighth avenues south.
The land was secured by the city for
a park several years ago. At the
same time a plot was on the north
side for the same purpose. Very lit
tle has been done looking to parking
it. Now, however, steps have been
taken that will probably result in its
being made one of the handsomest
small parks in the state.
Mr. O'Donnell and the company he
represents, the Suburban Homes com
pany, has offered to furnish all the
trees needed to park the place and
help furnish water, etc., for their
care for the time being if the city
will have the park graded for setting
them. The trees, which it is proposed
to plant, are the finest of shade trees
and shrubbery. The matter is now
being investigated by the park com
mittee of the city council and it is
understood that at the next meeting
of the city council the matter of the
proposition will be brought up with
a recommendation that it be accept
ed. Work will then be started on the
planting of trees and grading the
Must Answer to District Court on
Charge of Killing Stolen Steer
Fail to Give Bonds.
From Sunday's Daily.
John Miller, alias Black Jack; James
Robinson, alias Pegan Jack; and Al
bert Thornton, alias Black Al, were
yesterday bound over to the district
court under $750 bonds to answer to
the charge of stealing and killing a
steer, the property of W. O. Lee.
The hearing took place before Jus
tice of the Peace Frank Mann. It was
testified by the sheriff and his depu
ties that on a search being made in
the cabin of one of the men the hide of
the steer was found. County Attorney
Harry I. Wilson conducted the prose
cution and Miller was represented by
Attorney Lou Chapple; Robinson, by
Attorney J. H. Johnson, and Thornton,
by Attorney R. H. Allen.
Judge Fox Rescinds Order Making
Carbon County Jail Official One.
From Sunday's Daily.
An order from Judge Fox was filed
yesterday morning ,with the clerk of
the district court rescinding the order
issued sometime ago making the Car
bon county jail at Red Lodge the offi
cial county jail for confinement of
prisoners of Yellowstone county.
The original order was made owing
to a quarantine placed on the local
county jail because of a case of small
pox. A prisoner who had been ex
posed to the disease served a few days
in the jail here and then went to Wyo
ming, where he was placed in jail. He
broke out with the disease there and
two prisoners here who had come in
contact with him here broke out with
it. The disease has been stamped out
now and the jail thoroughly fumigat
ed and disinfected and when repre
sentations to that effect were made to
the judge, he revoked the former or
Another Bunch of Vagrants Before the
City Magistrate.
From Sunday's Daily.
Emil Cody was fined $5 in police
court yesterday morning by Judge
Carwile, on the charge of having been
J. Hadley, charged with being a
vagrant, was fined $20. There were
nine others before his honor on sim
ilar charges, but they were all sent to
Huntley to be given a chance to work.
They gave the names of Louis Smith,
John Fox, Charley Day, John Hanson.
A. Armstrong, Lance Johnson, George
Whittley, J. T. Salem and Jens John
Transacts Only Routine Business at
Last Night's Session.
The Citizens' Alliance held a regu
lar meeting last night in the Masonic
hall, but only routine business was
transacted. It was said that some im
portant matters were to come up, but
they failed to materialize.
Conducted by the Rev. C. E. Miller
Interment in Billings.
From Sunday's Daily.
Funeral services were held yester
day afternoon over the body of Roy
O'Mara, the 16-months-old child of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. O'Mara, at the
Smith undertaking parlors. The ser
vices were conducted by the Rev. C.
E. Miller, pastor of the Methodist
church. Interment was in the Billings
H. F. Clements Leaves a Number of
Them There.
From Sunday's Daily.
H. F. Clement returned yesterday
from Long Beach, California, where
he and his family have been located
since last fall.
Mr. Clement said he left a number
of Billings people in California and
they are all well. Besides his family
were Mrs. E. H. Becker and son, and
Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Dr. Barber and
Rudolph Moult. The latter is ex
pected in Billings the last of the
Names Officers and Committees for
Coming Year-Will Meet to Discuss
Teachers Next Saturday Night.
From Sunday's Daily.
The new board of school trustees
-met last night and elected officers,
appointed committees and allowed a
number of routine bills.
There is no change in the personal
of the board as a result of the re
cent election and no change in the
officers for this year was made last
night. The official roster of the board
elected last night therefore is as fol
President-P. B. Moss.
Secretary-Ira L. Whitney.
Teachers' Committee-Mills, Inab
nit and O'Dd.nell.
'Finance Committee-Summers and
Building and Grounds Committee
Summers and Mills.
The board formally accepted tite
resignations of 'H. T. Allen and Prof
essor Snell, effective at the close of
the present 'term of school, and that
of Mrs. Tompkins, effective at once.
Tie next meeting of the board
will be next ISaturday night, when the
matter of teachers for the coming
year will be discussed.
Two Couples, Not Residents, of Bill
ings, Secure Licenses.
L From Sunday's Daily.
Marriage licenses were issued yes
terday by the clerk of the district
court to Earle Atwood, aged 25, of
Red Lodge, and Miss Alice M. Fla
L does, aged 18, of Menomonie, Wis.;
e and to Charles O. Paige, aged 25, of
Duluth, Minn., and Miss Clara Swen
son of Irono River, Wis. The latter
couple were accompanied to the court
house by the Rev. J. J. Bowker, who
performed the ceremony uniting
them. The certificate had been or
dered previously by letter and was
ready when the young people called
for it.
Will Be Observed by Spanish-Ameri
can War Veterans in Billings.
From Sunday's Daily.
Members of Camp Bruce Wallace,
the newly formed local organization of
Spanish-American War Veterans, has
decided to observe Dewey day, May 1,
and an effort will be made to hold pub
lic services in Billings. A committee
from the organization has the matter
in charge and will arrange for speak
ers, a place to hold a meeting, etc.
The camp is also going to assist the
G. A. R. in the observation of Decora
tion day.
Would Like to Have Billings Send Sec
ond Regiment Band There July 4.
From Sunday's Daily.
W. B. George has received a letter
from Dr. O. M. Lanstrum of Helena,
saying that the citizens of Helena
would like to have Billings send her
band to the Capital city July 4, to par
ticipate in the observation of Inde
pendence day. In the letter Mr. Lan
strum says that a visit to IHelena by
the local band at that time would
probably induce a number of Helena
business men to make an excursion
Goldfield Young Lady Killed in Pecul
iar Accident.
Goldfield, Nev., April 20.-Miss Car
rie Burton, aged 20 years, was killed
here today as the result of a most
peculiar accident.
Miss Burton, who was an employe of
L. L. Patrick, was on'her way to the
postoffice for the office mail. Just as
she was entering the building Fred
Gleason, a deputy sheriff, rode up. His
horse began to buck and a revolver
fell from his pocket. In his wild plung
ing the horse jumped upon the revol
ver, which exploded and the ball
struck Miss Burton in the -jugular
vein, causing instant death.
Charges Against Choir Leader Creates
Excitement at Grand Forks.
Grand Forks, N. TD., April' 19.-Pa,'l
Gladstone, the former choir leader of
,the Baptist church, who was arrest'd
in Superior last night on a charge of
'committing a crime against nature,
preferred by three boys, will be
brought here tomorrow.
The arrest has caused a sensation
here. Gladstone took a prominent
part in church affairs and was highly
esteerhed. He had been here about
three years. 'Phe crimes are alleged
to have been committed since last
September. Three boys have so far
appeared, and the authorities believe
there will be others.
Father Simpson, pastor of the Ca
tholic church at Larimore, was ar
rested today on two warrants sworn
out by J. Murphy of Imarmore, in
which assault was charged. The ar
rest is a result of church trouble be
tween Father Simpson and Murphy.
It is said Father Simpson assaulted
Murphy once one the streets and once
in a barber chop.
Offered to Rule City for Very Small
Mason City, Ill., April 19.-J. A.
McCreery, who pledged himself that
if elected mayor he would serve for
50 cents a year, was defeated in the
election here yesterday. The candi
dates for aldermen Who agreed, it
elected, to serve for 25 cents a year
each, also were defeated.
William Mounts and Kate Walker
Are Fined Five Dollars and Costs.
From Saturday's Daily.
William Mounts and Kate WalKer
yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge
of lassault in 'the third degree com
mitted on Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Floyd
in a neighborhood row April 13. They
were fined $5 and costs by Judge
There has been bad blood existing
between three families living in a raw
of houses where the Floyds and
'Mounts live, and who use a common
hydrant. The county attorney had
the warrants sworn out after the last
trouble, in an effort to preserve the
peace of the neighbothood. It is un
derstood that some of the families
'are going to move away.
Second One to Be Taken in Two
Weeks-Spinal Meningitis cause.
Roy O'Mara, the 16-nonths-ol1
child of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. O'Mara,
3500 First avenue south, died yester
day at the family home from spinal
meningitis, after a long sickness. This
is the second child to die in two
weeks. No arrangements have yet
been 'made as to the funeral, but it
will probably be held today.
NORTH 27 STREET (Old Burlington Freight Depot)
Building Material of Every Description.
Agents for Carney Coal.
H. J. THOMPSON, Manager.
"Next Door to City Hall."
CAPITAL - $50,000.00 SURPLUS - $10,000.00
Bert G. Shorey, President. A. H. Barth, Vice President.
Chas. Spear, Cashier. Henry White, Assistant Cashier.
H. C. Bostwick, C. O. Gruwell, W. Hansord.
Prompt attention to collections. Drafts sold payable in the principal
cities of the United States and foreign countries. New accounts solicited.
PAID-UP'CAPITAL - - - - $150,000,00
SURPLUS - - - - - 60,000.00
DEPOSrTS - * 2,000,000.00
Transaot a General Banking Business. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Seeley Lumber Co,
Yards: Mdnnesota Ave. and 30th St.
Billings, Mont.
Phones: Mutual I. Bell, 126 Red.
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.
Peter Larson, Helena; Ed. Cardwell
Dr. H. E. Armstrong,
E. H. Hollister, A. L. Babcock.
Boxes for Rent In Safety Deposit
General Banking Business
Sell Bxchange available In all the princi.
pal citles of the United States and Iurope
Collections promptly made and remit.
ted for. -
Accounts of firms and individuals solic
ited on the most favorable terms consist
tent with safe and conservative banking
Ask for
Billings Best
Milled by the Billings Mill.
Ing Co. from No. 1 Hard spring
wheat grown in the Yellowstone
and Clark's Fork valleys. Beat
wheat in the world. Mill-the
most modern that can be built.
Flour-best of the best. Ask
for Billings Best Flour and
A Home Industry

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