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NO. 44 MONTPELIER, IDAHO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1904. VOL. X. ENDORSE RICHARDS. Local Fish and Game Association Endorses Him for Office of State Game Warden* Several members of the Bear Lake Game and Fish Protective Associa- ' tion met Monday night and dis- ; cussed several changes which they ( will ask the legislature to make in our game laws. • In regard to fishing and seining in Bear Lake, it was thought that inasmuch as the lake lies in both Ltah and Idaho, the legislatures of both states ought to enact the same law on that point. The association will ask the Bear Lake county members of the legislature to make an effort to have the Utah legisla ture join with the Idaho body in passing a law on that question. It was also decided that for this section of the state, at least, the open season for fishing should be extended from April 1 to May 1 and close Dec. 31, instead of Nov. 1, as it does now. Sept. 1 instead of Sept. 15, and that the open season for sage hens, chickens, grouse and kindred birds be fixed for August 1, instead of The association will also recom mend that the duck season open the 15th. The association will recommend that a law be enacted requiring small water wheels to be placed at the headgates of all irrigating ditches, as a means of preventing loss of small trout the ffliormous Xhat so into the ditches and die in the fields. Such a law exi.t. in Wyo ming and is said to be very success ful. The experiment has also been tried in this county and proven t „ Screen, cannot be, be successful. used as they constantly fill up and - prevent the water from going into the dit;bes. The paddies on the wheels constantly sinking the water, scares the fish back into the stream. effort next spring to prevent the wholesale destroying of duck eggs at the breeding grounds on the bog islands in the mud lakes. The* the islands are fire by trappers and thousands The wheel is recommended as the It was also decided to make an simplest and cheapest device ever triedHfor preventing the fish from running into irrigating ditches. gy reeds and grass set on on _ . of eggs are said to be destroyed in this manner every spring. The candidacy of Frank Richards lor htkte game warden w.*is unan imously endorsed, and resolutions to thU effect were oidered drafted and iorwarded to Governor Good* ing. A committee was appointed, con sisting of J. F. O'Connor, Chas. E. Harris, Jas. Redman, Frank Rich ards and J. II. Dimmick, to draft resolutions along the lines of the proposed changes in the game laws an< ^ present copies of the our members of the legislature. Another meeting of the assoeia tion will beheld tomorrow, Satur day, night at the Bear Lake Realty Co.'s office for the purpose of con sidering any other changes that might be suggested in the game laws. same to i offer regarding changes in the laws anyone desirous of joining the association is cordially invited to attend the meeting tomorrow night. Anyone having any suggestions to or The Mask Ball* Oakley's hall will present a most charming appearance to all who at tend the masquerade ball to be given by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen tonight. Members of the order have been hard at work for two days and as a result of their labors, we dare say that the hall was never more artistically decorat j ed. To those who do not dance, it will be worth 25 cents just to view the decorations. The grand march will begin at 9 o'clock and no one will be allowed to dance who is not in full costume. | TliC members of King Solomon lodge, A. F. & A. M., and all so i | Special Service for Masons* ' jonrmng Masons in good standing j j »« requested to meet at the Masonic | ; s " nd »y morning at le o'clock . or , ° pUrp ° 8 ®. ° *, e " lnK ' | John s Ds y se.vice at the Episcopal church. A special sermon upon ( j the life and character of John the Baptist and his mission in preparing the world for Christ's coming, will be preached by Rev. Cbamberlaine. . , to .he effect that his pension claim , had been granted. He will revive back pay to the amount of $1049.33 and $10 a month from Sept. 7, 1904 Mr. Hoff served m the 21st Pennsyl ( vania regiment during the Civil war A Nice Christmas Present* John G. Hoff of Georgetown, ceived a most acceptable Christmas j present a few days ago in the form of official notice from Washington re • , . _ aud contracted a disease which ha. ever since impaired his health. He first applied for a pension 14 years ago through a Kansas City law firm but they failed to accomplish any results, and a short time ago he placed his papers with a Washington attorney, who pushed his case to a quick and successful ending. Mr. Hoff has been a resident of Georgetown over 30 years and the Examiner joins with his many friends throughout the county in ex tending congratulations over the that has befallen i and under sad, but when snug little sum him and to which he is justly en titled. Death of Mrs* W. G* Staley* Death at old age all circumstances is the Grim Reaper visits a home just on the eve of Christmas time and i takes therefrom the young wife and mother, the sorrow and heart aches of the husband must be well nigh unbearable, To W. G. Staley the sympathy of every citizen in the community is extended in the fullest measure for today the remains of his beloved wife were consigned to their eternal resting place in the city cemetery, A few short days ago Mr. and Mrs. Staley were planning looking Christmas forward to the merry they would spend m their new home, I which they were about to move into, ïjRte Tuesday evening, Dec 13 they carried a few pieces of glassware «ver to their new home and while there Mrs. Staley planned how she was S°* n 8 to have things arranged, as they intended to move their house hold goods the following dky. Soon after retiring that night Mrs. Staley complained of not feel ing well, and during the night Mr. i Staley was compelled to call a doc | tor, who at once discerned symptons 1 j P) remf , lie8 | " , )alient con . . ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ after > jday or two the dread complication » meningitis set m. were held by all the physicians of the city and every remedy known to medical science was applied hut with no avail, and at 9:30 o'clock Monday, night Dec e _ _• . . u iter for seven or eight years. Be , * , , . . sides a husband and relatives, she leaves three childred—Marjorie, Steven and I,eona, .aged respectively 19 death ended her suffering. Mrs. Staley was 29 years of age and had been a resident of Montpe 8, 6 and 3 years. She was a social member m the • I Lady Maccabees, and the members of that order did all within their power to relieve her suffering, aud comf((rt the hll , band and little ones The funeral services were held I this morning from the Catholic church, and were attended by a large number of sorrowful friends. CRACKED" THE SAFE. *4 Sidney Stevens' Safe Blown Open Last Sunday Morning-Rob bers Get $140* morning the Sidney Stevens imple ment house in this city was visited by safe crackers, making the second time within a year that the place has been burglarized, Entrance was gained to the build ing by prying open the front door with a pick, which had been stolen They At an early hour last Sunday from the railroad company, first, however, tried to pry open two of the windows, but tailed as they Once inside it was an easy matter to securely nailed down. were get access to the Bafe in the vault, which could not be locked, owing to the damage done to the door by the midnight visitors last spring, The safe, which weighed only about 200 pounds, was carried from the building and out into the field a couple of hundred yards, where it was blown open with nitro-glycerine. The brace and drill used in boring a hole in the safe door had also been »tolen from the railroad company. I he force of the explosion compkti ly ruined the safe and scattered the paper* around for a considerable distance safe, which the burglars helped themselves to and then skipped out. The notes and papers were left lay* ing scattered on the ground, lheae only slightly damaged by the There were $140 in the explosion, did the act spent several days here Manager Gardner's son and John Jones both recall that on were 1 It is believed that the men who , Mt „eck. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday two strange men visited the store about 11 o'clock each day. They were asked if they wished to pur chase anything and replied that they did not on two occasions, but on Saturday they called for some cartridges, but the house did not have the size they wanted. Descriptions of these men have been sent out in all directions, but no clue of them has yet been ob . , A1 J n tamed. Sheriff Olson went to Poc Monday and Policeman Heg 1 me visited Diamondyille and Kein merer but neither officer was »hie to get even the slightest clue of the guilty parties. I Ball Postponed* Owing to the death of Mrs. W. G. Suley, who was a member of the Lady Maccabees, the ball which was to have been given by the Knights and Lady Maccabees on Dec. 29, has been postponed until some time in the latter part ot Jan uarv.