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V .XI.BILLIN S,.YELLOWSTONE COUINTY, MONTANA, ,TUESDAY, JANUARY 17. ;ref'i " .:""'.....
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Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes
(lace), reduced from $4.0oo 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 $.2.5 These goods arrived too late for the
Holiday trade, so will rush them out at this re
John 0. losekamp
elothier, FurnisheP and SbhoeP
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.
(). F. GODDARD.
Office over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHRORN,
Ofice--Room 4, First National Bank Building.
JAS. R. GO88,
Office First National Bank Building.
JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON.
Boom 18, Belknap Block.
CHARLES L. HARRIS,
Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Boom 8, First National Bank Building, Billings.
-) OF (
Ba IdI OS, ro0ITAaA
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres,
S. F. Moass, Cashier.
S. G. REYNOLDs, Asst. Cash.
Chs. T. Bbcock,
H. W., owley,
G. W, WoodMasn,
P,. B Mwe.
?eN Cl ai, bus
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - 20,000
L. . ABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier
A. i,. MABOOOE, DAVID FRATT.
i. . . titeios, ED. CARDWELL
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
,Safe Deposit Bowes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic
and Carpet I
We have moved into our new
place of business, where we
hope to see our friends in
spect our line of
mee. ename *** & esappo.
A DEAIDLOCK PREDICT'ED
Clark Can't Win Without Republi
can Votes and No Democrat
Will Get Them.
VOTING FOR GODDARD
Compliment to a Yellowstone Man.
The Geiger-Whiteside Contest
in the Senate.
Special to The Gazette.
Helena, Jan. 17. - Clark lost one
vote on the joint ballot today, that of
Eversole, who is sick. Conrad lost
two votes, Senator Norris of Beaver
head and Senator Clark of Madison,
who voted for Toole. The vote was:
Conrad, 84; Clark, 24; Goddard, 15;
Toole, 8; Maginnis, 2: Hartman, 2;
Mantle, 1; Henry, 1; Luce, 1: Pat
Carney of Madison, 1.
The investigating committee did not
report and there was nothing unusual
occurred in the joint session. The con
test has now lasted just a week, during
which time Clark has gained 18 votes,
but it is certain that he has not yet de
veloped his full strength, although his
election is very doubtful unless he can
command the support of the republi
cans, and it is confidently claimed here
that they will not vote for a democrat.
In that event a deadlock is inevitable
and predictions are freely made that
no senator will be elected at this ses
In the senate a resolution providing
that the ballots in seven precincts of
Flathead county only be recounted in
1ht Geige#-lWhiteside contest was lost
after considerable discussion. It is
claimed that the votes of these precincts
only are at issue and the resolution was
designed to expedite the recount. On
motion of Whiteside himself, the senate
decided to recount the ballots of every
precinct as they relate to the election
for state senator.
No Material Changes Took Place-Clark
Gained Only One Vote.
Helena, Jan. 10.-The joint session
of both houses of the legislature today
for the purpose of balloting for United
States senator was not attended by any
explosions or sensations. The commit
tees appointed to investigate the charges
of bribery are still at work, but not a
word was said in joint session touching
on this matter. There apparently
seems to be a slow reaction setting in
in favor of W. A. Clark, which leads
one to believe that the members have a
deep conviction that a conspiracy was
on foot to defeat him. The laugh or
joke seems to be on Whiteside, who
was in such a hurry to explode. his
bribery bomb. Many wonder why he
didn't wait until he had squeezed sev
eral thousand more out of Clark's
agents, and then the sensation would
have been so much more startling,
while some hold the opinion that Daly
didn't care tc loosen his grip on more
than the $80,000 at one time.
The fifteen republican members con
tinue to stick together and today they
gave a complimentary vote to an old
republican wheel-horse, casting their
votes solidly for ex-United States Sena
tor T. C. Power. W.0. (Conrad, who
has led the race from the start, gained
two votes, while W. A. Clark added
one to his increasing number. L. A.
Laue of Boseman is a new aspirant, re
ceiving one vote. J. K. Toole lost
The vote in joint session was as fol
Conrad, 87; Clark, 28; Power. 18;
Toole, 8; Fox, 8; Henry, 2: Maglnnis,
1; Hartman, 1; Mantle, 1; Lues, 1;
total, 99; two absentees.
The dealled vote of the joint muleo
for senator was:
Condi-BSenate: Anderson,. Omp.
bell, Olark, Courtney, ggloaeo, My
ers, Nris, Stanton. Whitselde-9.
House: Bemnner, BOlem, BMrke,
C.m , Onrtoebsle. maPIleam, 1 .
Span Pnok, nn, Gallway, Giett
l eMr Eally, Lamb, Lwla. ihdle.,
mo-le, haplete, Stehema, Sitem,
Tool,. Waes., Wtenam, Wilea . Mr.
Garb-hmr OmatOfly. UIA
Gmuwall. Reeas M erv. BIibie
.'.t , Wage,-8. IHse k e,*),
Ma-.l. 3e6e, Oea ,ims utr.
WeebmI , , l
Jacqueth, Lindsay, Long, Magee,
Toole-House: Eversole, Gibson,
O'Brien, Paul, Phelps, Potting, Sulli
Fox-Senate: Bowlen, Hannah-2.
Henry - House: More, ; Swindle
The grand jury was empanelled to
day to investigate the charges of brib
ery connected with the senatorial fight.
The jury is composed of C. F. Ellis,
real estate and insurance; P. R. Cram,
teamster; J. P. Latch, miner; John A.
Welcome, clerk; W. H. Graham, taxi
dermist; B. L. Smith, plumber; J. B.
Laudis, painter. The court charged
the jury at some length as to the law.
The court selected C. F. Ellis as fore
man and instructed the jury to inves
tigate county matters as well as affairs
relating to the legislative session. At
the conclusion of the court's charge,At
toruoy General Nolan addressed the
court and said that both houses of the
legislature by resolution had expressed
a wish that he assist the county attor
ney before the grand jury. He said he
recognized that while the resolution
was not as binding as the law upon the
question of who is the proper person to
appear before the grand jury, it was of
such a nature that he could hardly dis
regard it. In order to prevent the pos
sibiilty of invalidating the indictments
in the case if he appeared before the
grand jury, he desired an opinion from
the court upon the matter. County At
torney McConnell said he had no objec
tion to the attorney general assisting,
so long as such action would not in
validate any action the jury might take
because of possible interference with
the code provision.
Mr. Nolan said he hardly felt at lib
erty to disregard the communication
from the legislature. To settle the
matter, however, he would, in case the
court excluded him, apply to the su
preme court for a writ of certiorari in
order to review the court's action and
have that tribunal pass upon the
Judge McIntire, in ruling upon the
,point, said that he admitted it was an
important question. He was in some,
doubt about the matter and consequent
ly would be happy to have the supreme
court pass upon it. In order to get the
matter before that tribunal as early as
possible he would rule that no person
besides the county attorney has the
right to appear before the grand jury.
"I will decide, ".said the court, "that
the proper advisory officer of the grand
jury is the county attorney and that no
one else has the right to appear before
the jury except the witnesses who may
This afternoon the supreme court
heard arguments from Attorney Gen
eral Nolan and Ccunty Attorney Mo
Connell pro and con on the proposition
and will render a decision Monday.
MONDAY'S JOINT SESSION.
Ballot for United States Senator-Goddard
The two branches met at the usual
hour. The senatorial ballot resulted
in a gain of two votes for W. A. Clark,
a loss of one vote for Conrad, a gain of
one. by Maginnis and a loss of one by
Toole. The republioan members con
tinue to compliment prominent repub
lioanus and voted solidly for O. F. God
dard of Billings. Shovelin voted for W.
A. Clark. It was the first time he had
voted, being absent on account of illess.
Clark also received for the first timte
the vote of Eversole, who has been
voting for J. K. Toole. The vote in
both houses resulted:
Conrad-Senate, 9; house, 27; total,
Clark-Senate, 8; house, 17: total,
Goddard-Senate, 5; house, 10; total,
Fox-Senate, 2; house, 1: total, 8.
Luaoe- ouse, 1.
VACATED THEIR SEATS.
Mouse Commlttee Bo Holds In Case of
OG·eral Wheeler and otheU,.
Waslblngon, Jan. 16.-Tbe Judiciary
committee of the bhouse will make a
unaulmous ZepaOt reoommendIng that
the sata Oomon umman Wheeler
(Ala.), OCmpbell (IL), and Calon
(r.) be delared veesat. 8peaker
seeda han reaed to an te lreheam
of Con om e h aM t n ation
laruse Deempbw l Tios is t n
to mean that Me ab Its in aeerd
w-- the .dm c at res
Isse said having a ds.
Iel mo tbehe ms as ths he at Mn
imlnthomsp will m dpe d gia.
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THEY INTRODUC1 E BLLS
The Montana Legislators Fini No
Trouble in Occupying Their
Minds and Time.
NO MORE SENSATIONS
Both Branches Settle Down to Busl
ness-Losekamp Introduces 'Iwo
Friday--Ia the House.
Neither session of the two houses of
the legislature were marked by any
important proceedings on Friday. In
the house Representative Garr was ex
cused from attendance on account f ill
ness. Jacqueth was also reporte sick
and was not in his seat. Shovells had
been sick for several days and was not
The bills introduced were
By Sweeney, H. B. 17, to provile for
the organization, government and
control of a fire department for cities
and towns, regulating appoint 'ents
thereto and providing for the crdation
of a disability fund for the care and
maintenance of firemen disabled in
the line of duty, and to punish frauds
By Sweeney., H. B. 18, to amend the
Civil Code, relating to insurance com
By Hedges, H. B. 19, to amend the
Political Code, relating to the driving
of horses, cattle and sheep or any other
domestic animals inside of fencd en
closures, without the consent of the
owners of such enclosures.
By Hedges, H. B. 20, relating t'o the
reduction of the legal rate of in erest
from 10 to 8 per cent.
By Martin, H. B. 21, an act co cern
ing the fees of jurors in civil case .
H. B. 6, carrying with it appropria
tions for $57,000 for mileage and per
diem of members and attaches, having
been concurred in by the senate atd re
ferred to the enrolling committeei was
reported by' that committee correctly
enrolled and the speaker proceeded to
affix his signature to it, after which the
house took a recess till '11:45.
The bill' introduced by Sweeney re
lating to insurance companies reads as
"Each and every insurance corpora
tion or company transacting business
in this state must be taxed upon the ex
cess of premiums received over losses
and ordinary expenses incurred within
the state during the year previous to
the year of listing in the county Where
the agent conducts 'the business, prbper
ly proportiond-' by the corporation or
company at the same rate that all 9ther
personal property is taxed, and( the
agent shall render the list and be per
sonally responsible for the tax; and if
he refuse to render the list, or makx the
affidavit, that the same is correct tO the
best of his knowledge and beliefi the
amount may be assessed according to
the best knowledge and discretio~i of
the assessor. Insurance companies and
corporations are subject to no other tax
ation under the laws of this state, ex
nept taxes on real estate and fees, im
posed by law.
"All moneys received from such in
suranoe companies and corporatio s in
payment of taxes as provided for inlthis
section, shall be applied to and paid
over to the disability fund of the fire
Linton Clothing Co.
S ALOTHIIG AND
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for,
HATS AND CxPs
The Best Selected Stock in a8 bt
department of the to n er
snob businesq is tranaot d
shall be such fire departentl ;b;r
txialished; if not, the said
be paid into.the general silt
Pr iay's JointSess
Both braxphes met inO'
the representative bail
ba'lloted °for.Uited 8ttei,
as usual ther was o elAc
was no matetial change 'i :e 5 ^
Sills were Int oduce
ameniding the :ode as to.
mons, making pvisi
swmnwonm in cethe aI
the defendait in ,oti
found; by Whiteside, c a
board of horticultiae by
mitting graduates ofithe
school to teach in Mo
having to pass an- exa ati
judiciary committee, re~t
Whiteside's bill, f.i the i
state board of/ hottfoti
that the state shall be div&r
districts, each to be .repre
member,' who s.sall co n
missefote. These hall be ie o
the governor, and i. sixth',
member,-selected by the boa
of the commissioners shall be
ed, directly or indiretlyin te fti
or tree business.
The islricts shall, be mamios -
lows:': First diiit
Yellowstqone, Swl&#ra' ý.
Park;:; second-Je:esr ;
Silver Bow, Lewis agndj lat.
and Briadwater. tbird-C
gus, Valley, Oboteaq; '7ot
Missoula, ' Rava)lii, .r e
Lodge; flfth--Flathead. ,
sion shall meet at lea st
the third Monday in
September. The board' I
inspectors,' who will be' t
for fruit pests. All te
plants must be free from
disease before being planted.
bill was drafted by tl. last meeti
the state fruitgrowers' associatio~:
The committee on priilee an
tions, to whom was referred,1" 0, i
Whiteside contest, asked for mo
The senate thereupon ,Aed .
Saturday at 10:30 a, , .n·
Snturdayr-n the Senate.
Saturday was an. .ceptionall
day in the senate, only' one b
introdubed. It wad bya
amending the law g
soldiers' home, provid
of the Mexican
served in the late ! '
be admitted to thie:iti
Notices of bills
to regulate railroad
sociations in their*,t
sengers and baggae,
maximum rate of
vide for the viol'atikn
glestou, to extend an de
aries of Lewis and C
Lodge counties; by
unlawful to conduct
lines of businessqm oun
The judiciary ml
vorably upon the ;lkf
ating the municipal servie t
tal and labor committe
substitute for the bill pf
ing the present and` i
of wages. A comip1s
ceived from the gover
that he had signed thebill
mileage and per diem of, _$a
the pay of attaches; aleqso
tion from the historical soity;
the members to visit Wil<l
and have their piotures taken
preservation in the archiveet
Continued on sond eep Sa