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VOL. XIV. BILLIMNS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MON'ANA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 6. 1899 :NO.
Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes
(lace), reduced from $4.00 to $2.50. Every pair a
winner and not an old or shop-worn one in the lot.
Ladies' Quilted Juliets, fur trimmed, brown- and
black, at $1.25 These goods arrived too late for the
Holiday trade, so will rush them out at this re
John 0. Iosekamp
elothier, FurnisheP and 5hoer
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
H. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Uffice in First National Bank building, Billings,
ANDREW CLARK, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank building.
Night calls answered at office.
HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building.
Night calls answered at office.
Office over First National Bank.
S1RHED H. HATHHORN,
Oficoe-Room 4. First National Bank Building.
JAB. R. GO18.,
Office First National Bank Building.
JOHNSTON & JOHNBTON.
Room 18. Belknap Block.
CHARLES L. HARRIS,
Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Room 3, First National Bank Building, Billings.
-) OF (
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres.
S. F. MORSE, Cashier.
S. G. REYNOLDS,Asst. Cash.
Chas. T. Babcock,
H. W. Rowley,
G. W. Woodson,
P. B Moss.
Transact a general banking busi
ness. Collections promptly
made and-remitted for.
,,' VEiLOWSTO l
National a nk
CAPITAL, - $60,000
SURPLUS, - - 20,0 0O
t. LJ. HABCOCK, President.
QAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier
A. b. BABooOK, DAVID FRATT,
(. A. GHBIros, ED. CARDWELL
CHAs. M. BAI.
Regular Banking in all its.' ,anches.
Safe Deposit Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Dalers in Foreign and Domestic
We have moved into, our new
place of business, where .we
hope to see oiur friends in
spect our line of
WALL PAPER, i
LACE CURTAI S,
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SE ITL IOWTN TIO WRK
The Sixth Session of the Montana
Legislature Begins to In
SESSIONS ARE SHORTj
Standinur Comnmittees Al)pointed.I
Gruwell and LosIekamp from
Yellowstone Fare Well.
Both branches of the state legislature
convened in their respective chambers
Tuesday morning. In the house,
Speaker Stiff administered the oath of
office to those representatives who were
not present when the house was organ
ized Monday. They were Represent
atives Losekamp of Yellowstone and
Finn of Cascade. It was about the
only business transacted the house ad
journing at 11 o'clock to meet at the
Auditorium to hear the governor's me$,
The senate did practically nothing
beyond meeting, hearing the minutes
of Monday's session and taking ad
journment to the Auditorium. Neither
branch met in the afternoon, the ad
journmeut covering the time until
The members of the legislature had
hardly sufficiently recovered from the
reading of the governor's message to
get down to good work. The senate
met at the usual time. The committee
on rules roported the result. of its labors
in framing a set of rules to govern that
body, the rules being largely those of
the Fifth legislative assembly. The
senate ordered printed 2,000 copies of
Governor Smith's message.
The president of the senate an
nounced his committees. Senator Gru
well of Yellowstone county was made
chairman of the committee on irriga
tion and water rights and a member of
the following committees: Federal
relations, stock growing and grazing
and public morals.
Senator Whitesides gave the first
notice of the introduction of a bill. He
informed the senate that he proposed
to introduce a bill for the creation of a
commission to be known as a horticult
ural commission, to look after *the
horticultural interests of the state. At
the afternoon session notices of the in
troduction of bills were given as fol
lows, after which the senate adjourned:
By Connelly, regulating the present
and future assignment of wages.
By Whiteside, amending the laws in
regard to insurance.
By Myers, relating to road laws:
also creating the Twelfth judicial dis
trict, to be composed of the counties of
Ravalli and Granite.
In the House.
But little business was transacted by
this body. The speaker announced
that he would appoint his committees
Under the head of petitions, the fol
lowing petition was presented for a
"Rest Day" as follows:
"We, the undersigned, business
men, women, firms and corporations of
Montana, do hereby respectfully and
earnestly petition your honorable body
to enact a civil Sunday rest law, ap
plicable to the business mentioned op
posite our names. But we who are
druggists desire the privilege, on bell
calls, of selling medicines, etc., when
necessary to relieve immediate suffering.
It is our desire that the penalties of
this law be adequate to insure its
Johnson of Carbon gave notice of the
introduction of a bill concerning the
election of road supervisors afd defin
ing their powers and fixing their com
In view of the fact that the house
would not be ready to transact any
business till the speaker had announced
the committees the house adjourned.
1oth houses held short sessions this
morning. The principal event in the
house was the presentation of Speaker
Stiftif announcement of the appoint
ment of standing committees. " Lose
kamp bf Yellowstone was placed at the
head'o' the committee on immigration
and made a member of the committees
on irrigation and water rights, appor
tionment and representation, railroads
and transportation, fish and game.
The following notices of introdubtion
of bills were given:
By Gitrr, a bill to provide for the
election of road supervisors and to
amend the present road law. By Tras
oott, a bill entitled an act to amend
section 5 6of the Code of Civil Pro
eedure, by adding one subdivision
thereto, td to amend section 517 oi
aid code by, repealing subdivision three
thereof; also, a bill to amend section
4688 of the Political Code, relating tto
the oompensat witne.e. in courts
not of record, on coroner's in
queste. B , a Wll to amend
on 821, , , artile 2,
chapter 6, title 10, part 3, Political
Code, relating to the fnding of the
fiscal year and the filing of reports of
slate and county officers. By Kelly, a
bill to amend sections 891 -and 895.
Code of Civil Procedure, relating to at
tachments. By Shovlin, a bill to
amend section 592, Code of Civil Pro
cedure. The house then adjourned un
til Friday morning.
The senate has cleared its decks for
action in regard to bills. This mdrn
ing three bills were read the first and
second times and referred to the com
nmittees. Senate bill No. 1 was Intro
duced by Senator Myers of Ravalli,
senate bill No. 2 by the same senator
and senat9 bill No. 8 by Senator Con
nolly of Granite.
Senate bill No. 1, which went to the
committee on roads and highways, re
peals house bill No. 266, passed by the
last session, defining the powers and
duties of highway officers, road super
visors and vacating, opening, `laying
out or changing highways or roads,
and re-enacts and revives any and all
laws, legislative acts and parts of leg
Islative acts repealed by that bill.
Senate bill No. 2, referred to the ju
diciary committee, provides for the cre
ation of the Twelfth judicial district,
to embrace the counties of Granite and
Ravalli, and changes the boundaries of
the Third .and Fourth judicial districts.
from which the Twelfth is to be
created. Thirty days after the bill
becomes a law the governor is to ap
point a judge to serve until the next
Senator Connolly's bill, S. B. No. 8,
proposes to regulate the present and
future assignment of wages. It pro
vides among other things that assign
ments of wages shall be void unless
made for debt actually existing at the
time of making the assignment and of
sufficient amount to cover the expected
Two notices of the introduction of
bills were given: By Tierney, amend
ing the l'iw in regard to the state arid
land commission; by Stanton, defining
the liability of railroad companies in
relation to damages sustained by em
The senate today received the first
authoritative notice of the senatorial
contest from Flathead coonty, that has
been instituted by Mr. Geiger against
Fred Whiteside, in the shape of a
sealed package from the secretary of
state. The package. contained the
notice of contest, statement of contest,
commission, authorizing the taking of
depositions, and an envelope containing
three keys and the dpositions. The
papers and keys were referred to the
committee on privileges and elections.
Just where those keys come in was not
shown to the senate today.
Senator Clarke from Madison county
was granted two days leave of absence
on account of private business.
An adjournment until 10:30 Friday
morning was taken.
CITY COUNCIL DOINGS.
Routine Business Transacted and a New
The first meeting in the new year of
the city council was held in the fire
hall Tuesday night. Reoll call found
Aldermen Connelly and Williams ab
sent, the latter being still absent in the
Klondike region. But little business
came before the august body other than
the usual allowance of bills, which
were as follows:
A. L. Babcock Hardware Co.,
hay and leed ..............6 4 25
Donovan & Spear, coal........ 39 85
H. W. Rowley, agent, room rent
for city engineer........... 12 00
G. W. Stoddard, wagon work... 3 00
Nina J. Browne, typewriting... 2 00
C. R. Stoll, flushing hydrants.. 3 00
H. M. Allen & Co., lumber.'... 1 73
Thos. McGirl, rebate taxes..... 4 00
A. S. Gass, sprinkling streets in
September ................. 70 00
P. M. Gallaher, services city en
gineer, ten days in December. 70 00
W. J..Youmans, assigned bill of
M.' Burns, hay.............. 8 89
Billings Water Power Co., lights
for December......:........ 199 00
T. R. Hinds & Co., cash paid
for tapping sewer........... 5 00
Gust Seipp, shoeing fire team,
six months. .............. 18 25
Yellowstone county, for destroy
ing Russian thistles......... 13 00
The city oclerk was instructed to ad
vertise for bids for doipg the oity
printing for the year 1899, and to also
see about purchasing some file oases in
which to keep the city papers and pre
serve the same. It was also suggested
that the clerk open an office in the
room' with the city engineer in the
The council, realising the necessity
of having a&full membership, which. it
has not had for nearly nine months
pest owing to the continued absence of
Alderman Williams, ;degided to take
upon itself the duty of deolaring the
office of Mr. Williams vacant and elect
ing someone to fill the position. Thos.
Linton was eleoted by .ia unanimons
vote as alderman to succeed Mr. Will
Thins doppleted the business and the
Souaa's celebrated band will soonI
play an enagemuet ia Helena.
IT IS A HOT NUBER
Votes for Senator in Helena
Said to Be Worth $20,
WILL BE NO CAUCUS
Of the Democrats, It Is Thought-A
Secret Caucus Was Held by
Helena, Jan, 4.-(Anaconda Stand
ard Special.)-And W. A. Clark came
also. He arrived on this evening's train
from Butte, accompanied by his friend,
,Jack Hoy. Backed by such an able
lieutenant as Jack Hoy, W. A. Clark is
now prepared to make the fight of his
life, the same old fight of his life that
be has made on several previous occa
sions and always with the same result.
In addition to the Butte talent enumer
ated, several prominent gamblers and
influential sports and heelers of the
city of Helena are zealous workers in
the Clark vineyard. They are burning
with the desire to purify politics on ile
Ac it loarks at plesent there is not a
possibility of a caucus before the voting
begius next Tuesday. Mr Conrad has
eight or ten men that he defies the
devil and all his works to pull away
from him. Joseph K. Toole has six or
eight men who swear that Clark and
Rockefeller together haven't money
enough to buy one of them. The Matts
contingent, some thirty odd men, are
as Irne to Matts as steel, notwithstand
ing that the price of votes is said to
have gone up to $20,000 apiece.
The most uncertain quantity are the
fourteen republican votes. Nobody
takes any stock in the assertion that
they are going to stand together for
Tom Marshall or any other republican
candidate. Some of them openly admit
that after the first ballot they are go
ing to scatter to the various democratic
candidates. Once the scattering begins
Clark, of course, will get the scatterers,
but even if Clark got every one of the
fourteen republicans he would still be
a long way shy of a majority in the
joint ballot. People who have seen W.
A. Clark in his grand and lofty tumbl
ing acts before are not seriously `dis
turbed by tonight's sensational pro
Democrats Will Not Caucus.
Helena, Jan. 5.-(Butte Inter Moun
tain special)-A house caucus has been
;ailed for this evening to reach some
;enclusion upon committee clerkships,
i host of candidates of both sexes hav
ng swept the solons off their feet. It
s reported there may be an effort to
bold a caucus on senator, too, but no
me knows whether it will develop.
-V. A. Clark made his first appearance
ipon the scene last night. The coming
if the chief of the Clark forces has in
;reased the activity of the workers for
;he Butte banker.
A Secret Republican Caucus.
Helena, Jan. 4.-(Anaconda Stand
ird special.)-The republican members
If the legislature held their senatorial
aucus. All present pledged their
Donor to keep the proceedings absolute
y secret. It is rumored, however, that
here was a sharp division of opinion
n the proposition of voting for a re
SLinton Clothing Co
OT..o HINIG q ANd
Everythirig of the .Latest and Nobbiest for
HATS AND CGNPs
BOOTS AND SHSOE
The Best Selected Stock in all EasternM
The Linton Clot
publican from first to last. This 'reBtb
cannot be confirmed. The republfcbi.dlk
present will not say a word.
BILLINGS TO GILT EDGE.
A Petition for a New Daily Mail to the
S. H. Erwin of Roundup, who has
been in the city for a few days, has
been circulating the following peti
tion, which has been signed by every
I business man in Billings to whom it
was presented: -
"Billings, Mont., Jan. 4, 1899.-TQ',
the Honorable Fourth Assistant Post
master General, Washington, D. Q. I
We, the undersigned residents of YelF.
lowstone county, state of Montana, and.;1
patrons of the offices along proposed::
route, do hereby respectfully petition"
and earnestly ask that a six-times-as
week mail route be established, to cornm
mence at Billings, Yellowstlone county,
Montana. and run, via Shannon's
ranch (N. O.) to Roundup, Yellow
stone couity, Montana; thence to
Highfield, and to its terminus at Gilt
Edge, Fergus county, Montana, sup
plying, in addition to existing offices
on said route two additional offices, to
be petitioned for, to be located between
the offices of Highfield and Gilt Edge,
Fergus county, Mon. We respectfully
represent that the establishment of said
route will be highly appreciated by the
patrons of the respective offices to be
supplied, and will add to the efficienoy
of the service and be in the interests of
the same. Said proposed route will;
follow a regularly established county
road and wilLbe open at all seasons of
The establishment of this route.
would be a great convenience to Bill
ings and-also to the people of Roundup.
and Gilt Edge, both of which now
have poor mail facilities. It' also
would accommodate many people on
Flatwillow and through that section of'
the country, where several of the star"
routes, taken at too low a figure by for
eign contractors, have been abandoned.
This new route would not interfere in
jany manner with the route from La
vina to Ubet and the people of Billings
are especially anxious to have it estab
The Young Men of Billings Perfect a
A social organization known as the
De-Su-Ah has been perfected in this
city with the following officers and'
members: President, Jas. H. John
ston; vice-president, Will Morse; seo
retary, Will Riefenrath; treasurer, Lee
Membership-Geo. Setzler, Tom
Chapple, Allen Farrell, Chas..OChapple,
John Reece, Fred Hathhorn, Dr. H. E.
Armstr *g, Fred Rixon, J. E. Hughes,
W. E. .enry, W. O. Allen, Leo Cain ..
W. . McCormick, J., M. Seami...,'
Viga Lieberg, H. V. Bailey, A. J. 'A
Say r. T. G. Griggs.
he president will call a meeting at
request of members. '
An imperial edict, issued last, Fri
day, remarks that China is "passing
'through a severe crisis in her histor, "
It reminds viceroys and governuc :
the numerous ,edicts that .have be.i.i
issued lately ordering administrative
reforms, points out that many of then
have not been obeyed and comrn
the immediate institution of refom
the methods of training troops, '
manufacture, in agriculture and
everything likely to conduce to
prosperity of the empire. It di
the viceroys and governors to taeW
ize the throne within a montl~t
these reforms have been inauguaa