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The Billings Gazette.
VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20. 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 D. osekamp
elothieP, FurnisheP and 5hoeP
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. 4593
HE. ARMTRONG, M.D.. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. BAN K
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Office in First National Bank building, Billings,
ANDREW CLARK, M. D.. CAPITAL, $50,000
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. SURPLUS, - - $20,000
Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank building. u
Night calls answered at office.
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D.. C. M.. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. G. A. GRIGG8, Cashier
Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building. DIREOTORS.
Night calls answered at office. A. L. 1IABCOCK, DAVID PRATT,
G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL
. F. GODDARD. PETER LARSON.
A TTORNEY-AT-LA W. o-
Office over First National Bank. Regular Banking in all its Branches.
T&RED H. HATHHORq, Safe Deposit Bo~res Rented.
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Special Attention Given to Collections
A TTORNEY-A T-LA W.
Office-Room 4 First National Bank Building. O
Billings, Montana. Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
AB. R. GOSS,
Officoe First National Bank Building.
J.OHNSTON & JOHNSTON.
Room 18, Belknap Block.
CHARLES L. HARRIS,
Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billinges, Montana.1 and
RASER. and Carpet
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Boom 8, First National Bank Building, Billings. 4F
FIRST iATIOPAh ANNOUNCEMENT
PB A N ( We have moved into our new
place of business, where we
4 hope to see our friends in
-) OF (- 4 spect our line of
BILhIiGS, IIONTTANR A FURNITURE,
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 CROCKERY,
8arplus and Proflts, - 10,000 C E RY
P. B, Moss, President.
H. W. RowLsY, Vice-Pres. RUGS,
SS. F. Moasm, Cashier. MATTING,
S. G. RavNoL.S, Ast. Culh. LINEOLEUM,
D"aactOIs CURTAIN POLES,
Cha. T. Ia , SASH RODS.,
Jo. St , LACE CURTAINS,
W_ . W.,l PORTIRES.
i m ilnl esea- 11s ena ,,.llL ma1 _.m
The Montana Legislators Put in
Their Time But Accomplish
THE CIVIL REST BILL
Reported Without Recommendation.
Geiger-Whiteside Contest Will G
Be Heard Next Monday.
Tuesday-In the Senate.
The session of the senate saw more
business transacted this morning than
at any time since the legislature met.
The upper house heard the reports of
several committees, listened to bills
and notices, and decided to count the
vote in the Geiger-Whiteside contest
next Monday. The printing commit
tee reported the printing of joint inem
morial No. 1, calling upon the national
congress to enact laws preventing In
dians from wandering off their reserva
tions. The military affairs committee
recommended the passage of senate bill
No. 15. The committee on corporations
other than municipal recommended the
printing of Senator Stanton's bill de
fining the liabilities of railroads when
damages are sustained by employes.
This is the bill the enactment of which
will do away with the fellow servant
doctrine. The judiciary committee
recommended the passage of senate bill
No. 11, relating to alias summons.
The committee on public buildings re
ported that it had examined the facts
and figures contained in the report of
the state capitol building commission,
and that apparently they were correct
and there was no need for a committee
to investigate the affairs of the commis
sion. The towns and counties commit
tee recommended the printing of senate
bill No. 9.
Norris introduced a bill relating to
transportation of baggage and passen
gers on railroads, making the mpxi
mum passenger rate 4 cents per mile,
being almost identical with his other
Notices of bills were given by Stan
ton, relating to pleadings in civil
actions, also amending sections 1 and
20 of the constitution as to the legisla
tive department; also vacating platted
lands and restoring titles to dedicated'
parts thereof: also relating to fees for
issuance of naturalization papers. By
Courtney, providing a penalty for fail
ure to enclose mining shafts.
Stanton's bill proposes an amendment
to the constitution along the same lines
as the bill introduced in the house twvo
years ago for the enactment of direct
legislation, better known as the in
itiative and referendum. It appears
that the matter was an issue in the
campaign in Cascade county last year,
being incorporated in the democratic
The senate went into joint session
with the house at noon and later ad
journed until Wednesday forenoon.
In the House.
The house met at 11 o'clock and
after the usual routine business notices
of bills were given as follows:
By Cooney, for the submission to the
qualified electors of the state an amend
ment relating to the legislative depart
By Clifford, to prevent the sale of
liquors on credit.
By Beasley, a bill giving to herders
and others having charge of and at
tending horses, cattle, sheep and other
animals, a prior lien on such animals
for wages due for services rendered
during the next preceding year.
By Hedges, to provide for the regie
tration of land titles and to simplify
and facilitate the transfer of real estate
under what is known as the Torrens
Under introduotion of bills the fol
lowing were mread rst and second time
By Wilsona, B. B. 8, creating the
offlioe of state engineer, defining his
dudee and regulnating his oompenuation.
Referred to committee on irrigatin
and water rigt,.
By ,Wileon, . B. s9, eitabllshlng a
standard at mMuemreat fcr water and
deflalg the .Q.ivalet Iof a miner.'
loon. Laeaeed to cmmittee cmi irari
gatioan amd water clhte.
By 1eaphtuIe. . 8.30, to amend
the plellit eats atlag to oma.-
eaema. ThM 1bill ve a es san.
iser, acmsd and tided oela,
Dyraim mL mrtD& St.Ua to
hU l --ag wiM apal..g
ati emmuittee a amgialm tadtesh
Iis -r wauasum h ti mah.Ma
committee on judiciary for an opinion
se to whether or not .it was unconsti
By Phelps, H. B. 88, relating to the
payment of bounty on wild animals.
Referred to the committee on agricul
ture and stookgrowing.
When the bouse resumed proceedings
after the joint assembly -a communica
tion from Governor Smith was read,
transmitting estimates- of expenses for
the several state offices and permanent
boards per year, The estimates amount
to $169,700.30 for 1899 and 1900.
The house adjourned until Wednes
Wednesday--lp the Senate.
The senate transacted its first busi
ness in committee of the whole today.
The senate joint memorial relating to
Indians wandering off their reserva
tions, and senate bill 14, in regard to
examination of witnesses before legis
lative committees, passed the oommit
tee of the whole.
Stanton introduced his bill amending
the constitution so as to provide for di
rect legislation (the initiative and ref
erendum); also his bill changing the
law relating to naturalization papers,
requiring a fee of $5, and Norris intro
duced a bill permitting the- signatures
of county officers on coupons to county
bonds to be engraved or lhthugraphed.
Norris gave notice of a bill repealing
the law requiring a fee of $1 to be paid
for each county license.
In. the House.
The hbuse session was brief and
featureless. Hedges' bill relating to
the ending of the fiscal year and filing
of reports of state and county officers
was ordered committed to the judiciary
committee to allow the state examiner
to appear in regard to the bill. Hedges'
bill relating to stock breaking into en
closures surrounded by legal fence was
reported by the committee on stock
growing and agriculture, with a rec
ommendation that it be indefinitely
postponed. On motion of Hedges it
was referred to the committee on ju
diciary by a vote of 38 to 14.
Bills introduced: By Normoyle,
relating to jurors' fees; by Conney, re
lating to the legislative department.
Both houses adjourned after the joint
Thursday--In the Senate.
The senate today passed the joint
memorial as to Indians wandering off
reservations and the bill relating to
evidence before legislative committees.
Several bills were considered in com
mittee of the whole. Connolly's bill
as to assignment of wages went back to
the general file. The bill relating to
the taking of mortgaged personal prop
erty on attachment passed the commit
tee with some amendments; so did the
bill changing the law as to registration
and the bill creating the board of muni
cipal service commissioners. The
latter bill, which affects only Butte,
passed without amendment, although
Hannah endeavored to have the quali
fications of commissioners changed
from "resident taxpaying freeholders"
to "citizens." But four senatorse stood
The committee on public morals re
ported without recommendation the
Sunday civil rest bill. On motion of
Eggleston the bill was ordered printed
and made a special order for January
96. Some more petitions for the pas
sage of the bill were received today and
indidations are that the bill will not be
allowed to fail of passing without a
strulgge on the part of the element sup
Stanton gave notice of a, bill abolish
ing the supreme court reporter, Hobson,
fixing fees and salaries of county offi
cers, and Anderson, arranging for reg
istration of land titles (Torrens law).
In the House.
The house did practically nothing be
yond heariqg 'some bills read and re
ferred to committees. Bills introduced
in that body were: By Cooney, relat
ing to bonds and to giving a guarantee
ing of judicial, official and other bonds
by surety companies and to provide for
a license, management and control of
snurety oompanies doing business in
M.ontana. Clifford, relating to the re
peal of the act regarding the sale of
liquors on oredit.
Governor Smith presented an esti
mate amounting to 65,600 which was
omitted from the former estimates of
easees. for 18900 and 1000.
GRAND JURY STILL AT WORK.
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CLARK GAINS SLOWLY
His Vote Today Was Twenty
Nine, with Two of His
GRAND JURY REPORT
May Be in Tomorrow-The Investi
gating Committee-An Alleged
Lifetime Job Offered.
Special to The Gazette.
Helena, Jan. 20.-Clark scored a
gain of two votes today in the joint ses
sion. His vote was 29, but Eversole
and Day. were both absent on account
of sickness. Representative Gibson of
Madison and Representative Walsh of
Gallatin voted for Clark for the first
The vote was: Conrad, 32, with
two absent; Clark, 29, with two .ab
sent; Malone, 15; Fox, 5: Toole, 5:
Maginnis. 2; Mantle, i; Hartman, 2.
In announcing his vote in the joint
session today, Senator Myers of Ravalli
justified his testimony'before the inves
tigatiung committee by stating that
Judge Bickford of Missoula, as agent
for W. A. Clark, had approached him
soon after the election with an offer of
a life job as Clark's attorney if he
would lend his "influence and vote to
Clark's candidacy. Representative
Kelley of Silver Bow said that he
would not vote for Clark, as Clark, had
been a corruptionist in the capital
tfght. Representative Walsh of Galla
tin county, in voting for Clark, ridi.
culed the charge of the Daly men that
those who voted for Clark had been
bought. The joint investigating com
mittee has held no session for two
days, but makes no sign of reporting.
The grand jury may report totnorrow
Losek amp Switches.
Helena, Jan. 18.-Conrad lost Camp
bell and Whiteside, who went to 'Toole.
Clark gained Losekamp from Hartman
and Sweeney from Toole. Gibson
voted for Maginnis, a gain of one.
Three, Garr, ,who voted for Conrad,
Clark for Toole and Eversole for Clark,
were absent. The republicans went
back to Power. The vote was: Con
rad, 82; Clark, 26; Power, 15; Toole,
8: Fox, 8; Maginnis, 8; .Hartman,
Henry, Mantle and Luce, 1 each; total,
91; 46 to elect.
THURSDAY'S JOINT BALLOT.
Clark Gains While Conrad Continues to
Helena, Jan. 19.-The vote in joint
session today was: Conrad, 88; Clark,
28; F. M. Malone, 15; Toole, 4; Ma
girinis, 5; tI. M. Fox, 5; Hartman,
Mantle and Henry, 1 each; total, 98.
Eversole (Clark man) absent Clark
gained Phelps and Potting and for the
first time the entire LeWis and Clarke
delegation supported the Butte man,
making his total vote 29, conuting
i 'Campbell and Clark. Mag'gti
rained Metlen and Walsh, (arr, w; o
vas absent yesterday, voted for Conrad;
he Fergus County Citizens Fernin.t
Proposition to Segregat.
Pergus County Argps: In disue
ing this subject, as it relates to tihe
ºroposition to segregate all that portiob
if Fergus county lying south of. tb.
outh line of township 10 an. iattaahini
he same to Yellowstone county, aVd'
o without any bias as to the polit
vspet, for that nmatter should, haven*- '
earing with good citizens.
But why the people living within t'l
oxtion it is proposed to ega
hould desire snbch change of tod
cries is something we fail to under
"tand. To be sure some of them, pose
ibly a majority, live nearer Billings
ad do much of their trading in .tbat
enterprising town, but their land bush=
Tess is and must continue to be tra.s
toted in Lewistown.
So far as taxes are concerned they
ire more likely to lose than gain by
auch a change.
The last report made by the county
,lerks, Dec. 1, showed Fergus county's
net indebtedness to be $72,480.72,
while that of Yellowstone was $121;
101.76, or nearly $50,000 more. Fer
gns had an assessed valuation last year
if $4,519,585, while Yellowetone's as
tessment was $4,270,018, or $25,000
less. The tax levy for county purposes
last year was, Fergus 16%. mills, Yel:
lowstone 16 mills, state and special
taxes, of course, being the same. The
Jost of conducting Fergue county affairs
in 1898 was $47,095.97, while in Yel
vowstbne it was $57,788.72, or nearly
X11,000 greater. From these figures it
is impossible to conclude that the
burden of taxes will be any less is
~ellowstone than in Fergus.
The Billings Gazette reported that
Representative Losekamp, who is in
3harge of the proposed segregatioP
measure, estimated the total assess
ment of this strip at about $100,000.
Deputy Assessor Plum has furnished us
with a list of the taxable property
within the boundaries described and
the total of personal and real property
is $263,057, not including Northern
Pacific land, which, at an assessment
nf $1 per acre, amounts to $151,588
and makes a grand total of $414,640, or
about one-twelfth of the assessment of
Should segregation carry, a propor"
tionate amount of this county's debt
would have to be assumed by Yellow.
So far as it is argued that residents
along the Musselshell desire to have
their land all in one county, we be
ieve, with Mr. Fergus, that the divi
sion is now on natural boundaries and
that the change, wherever the line may
be run, would merely shift the annoy
ince from one taxpayer to another.
Segregation would result in a great
tons to Fergus county and a correspond
ing gain to Yellowstone. The only
mitigating effect would be that a great
portion of the Northern Pacif~Qland,
upon which Fergus county has been un
ible to collect taxes, would be unloaded
SThe court martial to try Commissary
general Egan has been appointed. Tlle
ourt is made up of twelve army of-ll
oers, of whom Maj. Gen. Wesley Mer
^itt is at the head, and a judge advo
sate, and it is to meet in Washington
3n Wednesday, Jan. 25, or as soan
hereafter as practicable. All the ofl
sers composing the court save one are
•rom the regular army, a number of
whom, however, during the War, ao
,epted volunteer rank and still hold
Linton Clothing Co.
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
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BOOTS AND SHeiS
The BeAt Selected Stock in all tuterns