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EXAMINER. GET YOUR ADS IN NOW ji 50cts Gets the EXAMINER from now till Jan. next VOL. VI. MONTÇELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1900. No. 25 Shook up the Council. At the last regular meeting, while the sprinkling business was under discussion, Couueilman Hull took occasion to express himself in pretty strong terms, about the way the business was being done. He saw no reason for removing Thos. Bar rett and he cited tlie minutes to show that the eomfcnittee had exceeded its authority. He said further, the time had come to call bids for hauling the wagons, is said by those who heard him, that Bill didn't mince matters, but proceeded to unfold the scheme from the beginning. He took the further stand that all moneys com ing to the city from whatever source should be turned into the city treas ury and paid out only on a warrant, lie said some moneys had recently been collected and paid out without this formality. Mr. Hull served notice on the council that he would again for | It ! protest against anything of the kind being done hereafter. As a result of the roasting," the council reversed the decision of the 4 4 Ktreet committee, and ordered the sprinklers turned back to Thos. Bar rett from H. H. Dalrymple. It also ordered the mayor to call for bids for hauling the sprinklers, to be opened at the next regular meet ing. S'* Jr The Beckwith Cases Settled. At Evanston last week all the cases that E. W. Beckwith was in terested were amicably settled with the other parties interested, and all suits dismissed. Mr. Beckwith gets all his stock back and everything is now done with. The whole trouble grew out of a misunderstanding as to the facts and Mr. Beckwith s friends will be glad to know that all uhe matters have been satisfactorily adjusted. —The Sprinkling Tax. The city council met in special session last Monday night, to fix the amount of the sprinkling t ax. After an exchange of views, decided to accept the committee's This report provides that houses should each, the medium report the largest business pay $4 a month sized S3, and the small ones $2. Dwelling houses -were put down atj §1 and vacant lots 50 cents each. The adjustment met with opposi tiou from only one or two. Milligan Was There. Stelzner the-victor! Yardmaster Milligan ol Kemmerer attended the Rowan-Stelzner pugilistic encounter at Kock Springs Saturday evening. Stelzner won at the 15 round limit on points, being the aggressor from start to finish. He was unable to Dummy" who is yet the Mi 111 t ( conquer invincible and unconquered. | gan reports the bout as being the ! cleanest, most cleverest and hardest fought battle yet pulled off on Wyoming soil. The event is with out a parallel in the history of Rock Springs for attracting a crowd It was a moving sidewalk of human masses. Special police were detail ed and the pig-tail-cue Celestials took refuge to the suburbs, thin king that the threatened impending riot was then inevitable.—Diamond ville News. Why Not Build It? TJie Examiner wants to call the attention of the Short Line to the proposition that we believe a good j aying feeder for its road, would be t he construction of a line from this ity via Ovid, Paris, Bloomington, St. Charles, Fish Haven to Garden Jity. The cost of building this road would be scarcely nothing, as compared to ordinary roads, for the Short Line already has the steel in he shape of the old 52-pound rails I tored at different points along its ine. There would be no grades tnd only one bridge of any size, that )ver Bear river. 4 This proposed line would lie about 30 miles long and pass ijthrough six good country towns be j; sides going directly to what is ing to be a great summer resort, Bear Lake, corn There would always be more or l^ss passenger or freight business, while during the summer monthSythe tourist travel would be , , ... , . . ; I« splendid, and ,t .. j rap, dly each succeed, ng year, | the co untry through wMch>tfc road thickly settled, and the productiveness of the region is j wel1 known. The business of the road would grow in magnitude flom the very day the road was j completed. j up, believing it is worthy of cènsid 1 eratiou. , The Examiner hopes the Short Line officials will take the matter Can't They be Provided. To anyone who has watched the present method of filling the city sprinklers, it is evident,* that with more places to receive water, twice or three times as much streets could be covered as is now done. Over one half of the time is put going after water. In other words both sprinklers now do not cover as much ground with water as ■would if a couple or three more places could be provided for filling the tanks. If this was done all the side streets could be sprinkled at no greater cost than the one street now provides, and the aggregate amount of expense being fixed, it stands to reason that the more that there are to stand this tax the less per capita, so to speak, it would be. Of course it is too late to figure on thii prof BBftfWïfiïr *ÿeatv 'but be fore another sprinkling season is upon us the city should devise some means whereby sprinklers could be tilled without so much "dead" haul ing • ! I one in in'! Cannot Bond for Enough. At an adjourned meeting last Friday night of the city council, City Attorney Bagley informed the council that the city could only be bonded for an amount equal to 15 per cent of assessed realty valuation. Personal property cannot be includ ed- As the realty valuation of the city does not exceed $150,000, shown by the assessment rolls, it is evident that the city cannot at pres ent he bonded for enough to put in the proposed system of water works. Several eouncilmen, upon this showing, have expressed themselves as favoring a franchise to get the system, with a provision that the city shall have the right to purchase the same at any time. The Examiner is sorry the city cannot reach the proposition, and since it cannot we favor a franchise. as n-,, , , . . ,. 1 he proposed consolidation of the three parties, democrats, popu ,. . . -, , lists and silver republicans, m Ida ho, on a state ticket, has not l>een It certainly will not be many vears the c.tÿ will have ample Uca-! -Arabie property to enable it to bond! a „d purchase any system that is in-! gUlled Nothing Known Yet. The scheme consummated as yet. was fixed up in Chicago, but as yet Messrs Barrett and Glenn, of this city, who are interested have not decided what they will u Mr. Barrett has ivritten the Sa.'-, Lake Herald that he sees no reason, as yet, for withdrawing from the ticket. parties, o. The basis of the new deal is mc.v posed to be the withdrawing by the democrats of congrc88man, «tat* 1 auditor and mining inspector, ami the substitution of the populist nominees for those places and the withdrawal of the vest of their ticket. COMMISSIONER PROCEEDINGS. (CONTINUED FROM SUPPLEMEN l\) ward boro. Registrar—Eliza Dalrymple, Distributing clerk— J O Stuart. Judges—LG Christie, Peter O Moi te nsen, J W Langl'ord. NUPHER. Registrar—John O Miller. Distributing clerk— J W Cook : Judges—Byron Nelson, George Horrance, Charles Taylor DINGLE. Registrar—Alfred Sparks. Distributing clerk—Caddie Dayton. Judges— W M Quayle, Hyruin Oatey, A W bparks. H WEST MONTPELIER. Registrar—Ed C Rich. Distributing Clerk— M F Whitman. Receiving judges— G 0 Gray, Irani; Jones, Chas. E Harris. Counting Judges— J F O'Connor. MoseLewis, Joseph Fuller. E AST MONTPELIER. Registrar—R. A. Birch. Distributing clerk* Deborah Duhyru pie. Receiving judges—Peter llaui-k, E*l. Croft, F M Winters. Counting Judges—J Joseph Joues, Win Ridd, Morris Holmes. THOMAS FORK. Registrar—Henry Evans. Distributing clerk—Mrs. liyrum Holmes. . •' Judges—Levi R Hart, A F.Prk«, Al va Evans. The following named places were designated for holding the election ,u the variou« precincts; Fish Haven school house. St Charles meeting hom-e. Bloomington school house. Paris school house. Ovid meetinghouse. Liberty school house West Montpelier, Brennan'* H.dl. East Montpelier, City Hall, Pennington S' hool bonne. Georgetown school house. Nounan meeting house. J »ingle school house. Nu plier school house. Thomas Fork lower school house. Eight. Mile school house. Ward boro meeting bouse. The following b-lls were allowed and warrants ordered drawn on ice Road and Bridge fund, and Cun ml L>. pense Fund respectively: 1 j Pierson, labor on road. ! IL L'. Stuart quarters salary... j Peter Hemeit, indigent, ; Ordered that this board do no a :u ! 1 °»™ until tomorrow at lUo'tbd a. m July 21st, 1900. ' -1 1*0 '0 k<? <.H> : O. Tmxsi -lUK. J r.. Chah wan. Attest; James E. Hakt, Clerk.