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VOL. IX MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, APRIL 17 1903. NO. 8 THE PEOPLE MUST BE CAREFUL. The Examiner is not given to painting doleful pictures about conditions prevailing in this city", but the prevalence of a few cases of scarlet fever and small word of warning, as to the care that should be exercised in dealing with these diseases. pox, calls forth a In the first place the people should obey the quarantine law absolutely. It is the only safe way to prevent the spread of these diseases. Again, when a case is believed to have developed in any family, ehe doctor should be called in and his instructions implicitly followed, has been caused by failure to report cases of smallpox and scarlet fever because ths attacks have been so mild. Much inconvenience How ever, these should be treated the same as severe cases. Montpelier was put to a great expense last year by son of quarantines, and many people were discommoded. It is to pie vent a repetition of this that the Examiner calls the attention of oui* citizens to the necessity of utmost caution, in handling these »•ea exercising the contagions, aud to ask them to assist the-city council and the .officers in stamping out all such diseases. GOT 10 YEARS EACH. George Ferguson and Frank Barrett, two professional^ who robbed the postoffice at Montpelier last Thanksgiving night and who were convicted by the jury in the United States court here yesterday afternoon were this afternoon sentenced to pay fines of $100 each and serve ten years each in the penitentiary. The two fellows got about $2b0 when they" robbed the postoffice but were promptly run down by Postoffice Inspector Butler and the local officers and a couple of days afterwards found themselves in jail and now have a permit to stay there for the next ten years.—Tribune. We desire to inform the Tribune that Chief of Police Gee and Night Policeman Heggie were the officers who "prompt ly run down" and arrested the guilty" parties. / ; / i \ CALL FOR A MEETING. ' Deputy Warden Richards has issued a call to all th sportsmen and game preserving lovers in the county, to in this city next Tuesday afternoon at the law office of J A Bagley. The meeting is for the purpose of taking steps tô protect the game and fish of the county. Every one is invited to come and take part in the de liberations. and people from all over the county are expected. mee' \ The city fathers are desirous of securing a building site that is suitable for a pest house, parties having a place that can bé used ought to notify the city council. Some place up in the hills, close to town,, would be the most acceptable, for there would be no dange/ of contagious diseases spreading, and the mountain air would help cure the afflicted. This is a good move, and \ X Who is going to put in the water works? Don'i all spea at once Get in the swim by subscribing for tl*e Examiner. flow it Will Work, M. Y. Irons, state game warden, states that he hopes to have the co-operatiou of ail the sheriffs and constables in the state In enforcing the new game law These officers are all deputies and all whom he has seen have expressed their willingness to do everything in their power to prevent violations of the law and to bring those to justice who offend. He has seen a number of sheriffs already and expects to see all in the state very soon. He shall see as many of the con stables as possible, and, in -addition, will write letters to all, requesting that they co-operate with him aud his county deputies. Hunting parties going into the moun tains wli be looked after carefully to see that they do not violate the law in the matter of the number oCanlmals killed, and the same rule will apply to those hunting small game. Wherever pos sible, those violating the law will be called to account aud It Is the liellef of the warden that a few successful prosecu tions will deter others from offendng. The warden wus asked whether resi dents of Spokane who maintain summer cottages In this state w ould be consid ered as residents of tills state so far as their right to hunt is affected. The reply was that no such rule could be estab lished. He had submitted the question to the attorney general and that official had advised him that it would be Im possible. The subject had been raisd by an inquiry indicating that the Spokane people having summer cottages to get in \under the ciassificaton as residents. \ Mr. Irons, continuing, said he did not understand why the Spokane people should show such opposition to the law. In Utah the Idaho law was regarded as a a cry wise measure. Ut ill people interested in the subject had tal en opponuuityto speak to him, com me iding the legislature fo • the enact ion at of the law. The railway people approve the law ht^leving It would have a marked effect iiy preserving the game. Many of these hunt iu Idaho, some of them maintain ing hunting lodges In the state, yet they do not object to the law. It was Mr. Tron's opinion the sportsmen of Spokane should take an equally broad view of the subject, The state game warden will be iu Montpelier Monday 1 and Deputy Warden Richards has called a meeting of all who are interested in the protection of game, to take place Tuesday^afternoon in this l clty * Everybody is invited to be present £ SST "* New Inspeciion Law. Attorney General Bagley has returned from an extended trip through Bear Lake, Cassia. Oneida and Owyhee coun ties where he observed the operation of the law passed by the late legislature for 'the purpose of stamping out iheep scab. Mr. Bagley found that the sheepmen and Inspectors were working together in harmony with very satisfactory re sults. The flocks are, if anything, in cleaner condition than ever and the new system of inspection is proving very satisfactory. Sheep inspectors are not disposed to be too harsh iu dealing with owners and the latter are Inclined to aid the officers every way possible. The spring season has been very backward in counties visited by the attorney general but the suow fail of the winter being unusually heavy, the range Is showing up splenid ly and abundant feed is promised. The farming Industry was never so promising. Settlers are drifting in regu larly and everything indicates a pros- j| porous season. During his absence the attorney general attended court in Evanston, Wyoming, as attorney in an important suit involving coal mining claims in the | ! Diamond ville district - —.Statesman. ! State Land Can be Leased. The State of Idaho amount of land suitable only for grazing purposes and the state land department wishes ranchers and stockmen to know that all unoccupied school and special grunt lands may be leased as the rental money is apportioned semi-annually among the schools of the state. The public is Interested in having Its posses sions Is corne as remumrntiveas possible In almost every locality in the state are school sections or oth.r state lands ' that can be rented at from 10 to 2." cents per acre. Under the law not lease over 040 acre-«, taken for any number of years up to five, an I I I'provements may he removed bi ld to successor at its expiration. Applications to lease are made to the treasurer of the county in which the land is located. Rental is paid annually In advance by cash or note with two approved sign ers. owns a vast one person can A lease may be or Further Inform t inn ami copies of the state land laws may be obtained of the secretary of state and the state land board. Congratulates Republicans. When ox-Governor Hunt was seen this, morning and asked what he thought of the action of the Morrison administra tion in retaining Dr. Givens as superin tendent of the insane asylum at Black, foot, he replied: "I congratulate the repubiicanson their good judgment In retaining so excellent an official in the public service, but I gret that they should have seen fit. to * attack the character of so good a man In the last campaign without warrant. "The management of the insane asy lum has at all times during Dr. Givens' administration, been of the very best, in fact it has been a model of its kind in the United 8 ta tes." —News. ro Rev. Murphy Going to Ireland. Rev. P. Murphy has decided to take his younger children to Ireland and will leave early next month. For some time he has been undecided what to do owing to the children being so young and tbs difficulty experienced in having them properly cared for, but having talked the matter over with the Bishop, they both concluded it would be best to take this step. Mr. Murphy may return to Idaho after placing the children under proper care, as he holds the postion of general missionary and examining chaplain of the d locese.—Tribune. Death of Colonel Root. Colonel "Bill" -Root, a noted frontiers man, companion through most of his life of "Buffalo Bill," friend of "Bill" *Nye during the latter's reportorial days in Laramie, Wyo., ami associate of other men of Wyoming iu years gone by who have since become famous, died suddenly of heart failure at Salt Lake Saturday night. He was about sixty years old.