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- Four Styles Men's Calf; Goodyear Welt Shoes
(lace), reduced from $4.o00 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 D. losekamp
elothie, Fu. nisbheP and 5boe n
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Office 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.
O. F. GODDARD.
Office over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHHORN,
Ofloe--Room 4 'First National Bank Building.
JAB. B. GOos,
Oftice First National Bank Building.
JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON.
Room 18, Belknap Block.
CHARLES L. HARRIS,
Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billinks.
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres.
S. F. Moans, Cashier.
S. G. REYNOLDS, Asst..Casib
Chas. T. Babcock,
H. W. Rlt
G. Wg.. odes..
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - 20,000
,. L. LIAIWCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vioe-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier
1. L. IIABooOg. DAVID FBATT,
'}. A. GSIoos, ED. CARDWFLL
CHAB. M. BAIR.
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Bowes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Dealers in Foreign and Donmetirt
We have moved into our new
place of business, where we
hope to see our friends in
spect our line of
S ,QUE ,
An Alleged Trap Set for Clark
. in the Senatorial
Ixhibited to the Legislature and
Then Thrned Over to the
BALLOT ON SENATOR
Cdifrad Leads with Thirty-Six Votes
and the Daly Candidate D)oesn't
Special to The Gazette.
Helena, Jan. 10.--The two houses of
the legislature met separately at noon
to vote for United States senator, 48
votes being necessary for a choice. The
vote in the senate was: W. A. Clark,
4; W. G. Conrad, 7; Dr. J. M. Fox, 2;
J. K. Toole, 5: T. C. Marshall, 5.
Connolly of Granite did not vote.
House vote: J. K. Toole, 20; W. G.
Conrad, 29; W. A. Clark. 3; H. L.
Frank, 2; C. S. Hartman, 4; C. W.
Hoffman, 1; Lee Mantle, 1; Marshall,
10. Losekahnp voted for Hartman and
Gruwell voted for Toole.
Summary of the two houses: Con
rad, 86; Toole, 25; Marshall. 15;
Clark, 7; Hartman, 4; Frank, 2; Fox,
2; Hoffman, 1; Mantle, 1; total, 93.
The republicans voted solid for Mar
The vote followed close upon the
sensatioial report of the joint commit.
tee appointed yesterday to investigate
the charges of bribery. The committee
was appointed on the resolution oi
Campbell of Park and which was fath.
ered by the Daly forces.' In joint session
this morning the committee made a
partial report. It recommended that
the district court of Lewis and Clarke
county be asked to call a grand jury to
investigate more fully the charges and
tiat'it be authlorized to continue the in
vestigation. The report was preceded
by an oratorical outburst from Senato
Whiteside of Flathead, who said that
the Campbell resolution had been asked
for by him, as he had indisputable evi
dence that W. A. Clark had resorted to
the use of money for the, purohase of
votes. In fervent words he called upon
the legislature to defeat Clark.
The report of the committee was ac
companied by a transcript of the testi
mony of Whiteside and other witnesses.
Whiteside swore that W. A.' Clark,
through his agent, John B. Welcome of
Butte, had offered him $10,000 for his
services and an additional sum for his
vote. He said he accepted the offer in
order to ferret out corruption and man
aged to secure the entire confidence of
Clark's managers. As their agent he
accepted $80,000, of which he was to
receive $5,000, Senator Clarke of Madi
son $10,000, Senator Myers of Ravalli
$10,000 and Representatre Garr of
Flathead $5,000. Whiteside swore he
had explained the situation to Clarke of
iMadison, Myers and Garr and that they
promised to help him expose bribery,
agreeing to take the maoey, which was
to be turned over to the legislature.
The money was delivered to the mem
bers sought to be bislbe and returned
by them to WhitRle in sealed enve
loes. The envei esm, with the cona
tents, weare lainedlbd as exhibits ad
the $80,000 ie $1,000 bills -
Abitedfto the iphelature in Joit see
The te.simr , t Whitesde, Clashe.
I.yme and Oesye mred to the sim
IAt the ems"olp at the readina -
mIselse 40a the re est t the
ueam be It- g to tihe stal
IM, # i hiw lslerw beth besi
teeks a t*~NmMU
GIVES. ,CARTER 'CREDIT.
Soleoni bin.. g$i to Throw the Be
i.bilsn A~t' tes to Clark.
Helen~ , tr z. 8.-(Anaconda Stand
ard special. 5" The hotel lobbies have
been practiotlly deserted all day, but
are filliig up again tonight. All. the
absent members are ex'pected back on
tonight' late trains. There is little, if
any, eoiange in .the senatorial situation:
The C1atkkorode have been thoroughly
scare4 by the.bbribery talk and are con=
ducting fhAinmelves much more quietly
and secretly btan last Wednesday and'
Thursday. A;pparently some of the
Clark lobbyists Who were so conspic
uous last week have been ordered to
stay away from the hotel, altogether.
Perhaps tle chief interest today has
centered in the probable action of the
fourteen republican members. On the
first ballot,; at least, all are expected to
vote for Tom Marshall, the republican
caucus nominee. Most of them are
first-rate men and will continue to
stand by Marshall to the end.. All of
them may do so, and will do so; if they
listen to the pleadings and warnings of
the better class of republicans through
out the state. Evidence has accumnulat
ed to make it practically a certainty
that Senator Carter was acting in good
faith when he came here to drgetthe re
publicans to be true to Tom Marshall
and the republican party.
The real person who is seeking to
disintegrate the republican membership
and throw as many of them as possible
to Clark is a well-known republican
politician of Helena, who has large in
terests in northern Montana, and who
is decidedly hostile to Carter. Two of
these gentlemen's friends, both Helena,
republicans, one a well-known insur
ance man and the other a young law
yer, who perhaps is. better known in
social than, in political circles, have
been very thick with certain Helena
democrats who are helping to manage
Clark's campaign. In fact, these re
publicans do not make any effort to
conceal the fact that they are wcorkibg
in Clark's interests. Only a few of the
republican members, however, are be
lieved to be weak.
Both houses will meet tomorrow
afternoon and hold a brief session.
Late tonight the excitement over Tues
day's ballot is increasing and tomor
row night it will be at fever heat.
Tuesday's ballot, of course, will be
taken by each house separately and
will hardly be a fair test of the real
strength of any of the candidates, be
cause some of the members may em
brace the opportunity to cast a compli
mentary vote for democrats who are
not in the race al all.
THINKS CLARK WILL LEAD."
Tli: Situation as Sized Up by the Helenl
Helena Herald, editorial: Tomor
row, Tuesday, will mark the opening
in the legislative assembly with respec
to the senatorial contest. The indieo
tions are, on the eve of the fight, tha
the balloting will begin and prooeee
for some time without any conolusive
result. At the commencement, with
out any attempt at determinative
caucus action on the part of the ma
jority, the dbmoorats Will divide thei:
votes among at least three annonnoce
or understood candidates, with the
prospect that there will be other ani
scattering votes for individuals whoen
some of the members desire to honor it
a 'complimentary manner. The front
row candidates on the start will be W.
A. Clark of Silver Bow, E. D. Matth
of Deer Lodge and W. G. Conrad oi
Cascade, with the chances of the Silver
Bow man taking the lead and keeping
it to the finish.
The republican minority, when the
time of roll call is reached, will have
a party choice for whom to dast thei,
votes, and these will, probably be an.
nounced for Thomas C. Marshall, the
late republican candidate for congress.
Doubtless members on the republican
side, as occasion presents, will name
other distinguished party men whom
they desire to compliment by their
votes. The Herald is so informed and
plausibly such is the case.
The initial balloting, as the Herald
is advised, is expected to favor the serv
eral democratic aspirants in the follow
First-- lark of Silver Bow.
Second-Matts of Deer Lodge.
Third-Conrad at Cascade.
The temper at present displayed by
his newspaper is videnoce that Mr.
Daly is disposed to do his utmost to
compuas the defeat ot Mr. Ola. The
Standard the demooraoy of
the stateby di the prty. men
who are espapta to . the smooeseor
of 8eoatr wlhua Bhere. a. bribers
and bilase a, m bf 8tlaohdard avows
-sbed mad t wh feow acpars t ao s
ams p mte eaia the
lpa. aleian ametal Ng.." A*
be raer st ea ls ai bae
As wR 4lm. hi
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T Y AAT IT AGAI
The Montana Legislators Con
vensA Yesterday After .a
SReoess Since Friday.
CHARGES OF BRIBERY
A Resolution Introduced for a Joint
Committee of Both Houses to
The Montana legislators worked
Liday-a little-and took a holiday 4n
Saturday. But little was accomplished
by either branch.
The senate committee on:, public
morals, of which Gruwell from Yellow
stone is a member, to whom the pe i
tion for the enactment of a vivil Sunb
day rest law was referred, recom
mended that action upon the same be
But two bills were introduced and
referred to the pfoper committees, after
being read the first and second times.
One was S. B. No44, bvS neator Sta'i
ton, defining the lidbilities of railroad
companies in relation to damages sue
tained by their companies. The other
was S. B. No.'5, by Senator Tierney if
Broadwater, amending the law' und4r
which the arid land commission ts
Senator Norris gave notice of a bi l
amending, the law in regard to obattle
mortgages and the taking of mortgigekt
personal property under attachment ·.r
execution. Senator Courtney also gave
noiice of a bill to create incertain sized
cities a board of Inunicipal servich
commissioners to have the manageme~ t
and control of the police and fire de
The senate adjourned until 2 p. m.,
One of the important features of
Friday's meeting was that the house
dtcided that it could not afford to pay
for copies of the leading. dailies of the
state, and therefore the members will
be compelled to pay for their reading
The following notices of bills were
By Cooney, a bill for an act to prof
vide for the license, management and,
control of surety companies doing busi.
ness in the state of Montana and foxr
the acceptanoe of such companies when
properly licensed as surety upon official
bonds and bonds given in legal proceed
ings or otherwise required to be given
by the stale, county or municipalities,
and to repeal section 1900 of the Code
of Civil Procedure.
By Walsh, to amend the Civil Code,
relating to the distribution of the tax
collected from fire insurance companies.
By Truscott, to amend the Political
Code, relating to the bonds of officers.
By Johnson, to provide for the eleo
tion of road supervisors, to define
their powers and duties and. to fix their
By Lindsay, ,to prohibit building and
loan associations from charging a with
drawal fee or imposing a fine upon the
par value of stock or declared dividends.'
By Fitzpatrick,. to amend the Politi
cal Code relating to. county officers.
The reading of house bills in full for
the first time and then by their titles
was done, after which the house ad
journed until Monday afternoon.
Linton Clothing .C
Everything of the Latest- and Nobbiest or
The Best Selected isk a
V i o-n -----
Both houses of the le gI i~ture i .
2 o'clock yesterday aftercanoon a
two days' recess.a a. ai'`as kmwi o
of the membetrs were present ini
houses: In the senate there wad
duoed a resolttion-oi r a joint co'
tee to investigate the charges of br
that have been 'foating around,,
resolution,. whih 'ias iitroucly
Campbell of Park' county, was as
SWhlereas,, Charges of brib er.i .'
corruptiou': bhave: been made
members of the Sixth legislative'
bly of the :state of Montanka, ",
against certainz persons lobbying i..
interest .of .the candidates' for
united SSMeenate; therefore be it
"Resolved, by the senate .ofijt- '.
of Montana, That BSenators
Norris and Stanton be 'and 'are h'
appointed a committee to co-operte
with a like committee to be appojt
by the honorable house of repese
atives, and that the said committee.
and is hereby authorized to invetstate
such charges and subpoena and. compnel '
the attendance of witnesses; to admit
ister oath to such witnesses; and tbi
sergeant-at-arms of the senate, toget
with the assisrant sergeant-at-armsE~,iti
hereby directed to obey the ore~i
said committee and subpoena al iWj#
nesses required by said commit ti
make a proper investigation of ,said
charges, and the said committee ,;t
hereby directed to proceed to' invesi.
gate said charges as speedily ais ;Oaef
ble and to report the facts, togethe
with the -testimony taken, to a jaoie
session to be'composed of the honorabile
sdnate'`and 'house of. representati.ves. '
The motion to introduce was second-j:
ed by Stanton and Courtney, and . ti
resolution was adopted upon mutionoti
Cullen introduced a joint memorial.
asking for congressional legislation too
prevent Indians from wandering off
Senato-i Warner gave notice of a billt
to create a separate building at the deaf;
and dumb asylum for the care of the.
Cullen also gave, : otice of a bill
amending the law in regard to registra
In the house the bill carrying the
mileage and per dieim of members and
employes of the house, carrying in all
$57,000, was' presented, read the
statutory number of times and passed
under a suspension of the rules.
House bills 4, 5 and 6 were read the
first and second times and referred to.;,
the proper committees.
A communication was - presented
from the governor outlining the acts of
the capitol commission.
Rea Bros. of St. Paul Will Feed Over:
One Handred Thousand Head.
, Will Rea, the St. Paul sheep . btuyer,
came in from Big Timber Saturday: ai
left yesterday for home.
Mr. Rea sayp thdt his firm is feed-"
ing 76.000 head of sheep for the min .
ket, and during the last cf .Jata
wouldshbip 84,000 head *qin B..g T
ber, Park City and Billings.O ...
the market after a Iew months
When questioned as to the markei
iaid it was very poor and at
shere seemed but little prospect
irs realizing any .profit c ,
iheep. Another thing wast
rhat has to be paid for soreaelii
lealers having advalqced the prie
y double. .
h.ile herp Mr. Re sold the
Ralph Berry of the 84,000 hbead o
ieais-to ship, the price reoeiIs
14 cents, which is a good trt.i
1899 wool season. .