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The Billings Gazette.
VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MON'T'ANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24. 1899 NO. 7,9
Oý Em CE SUA1E
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, FuPnisheP and 5hoer
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.
flARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M..
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building.
Night calls answered at office.
0. . GODDARtD.
Office over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHHORN,
Office-Room 4, First National Bank Building.
JAB. R. 0088,
Office 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.
Boom 3, First National Batsik Building, Billings.
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. ROWLsy, Vice-Pres.
S. F. Moasa, Cashier.
S. G. RrnoLoDS, Asst. Cash.
C.t . T. Bbseek,
Jos. s mrese.il
H. W. ItiW
Ps 3, NPo~r
Tm ~ ~ P, ps~~h -iLu4
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID PRATT,
(. A. CGRIGOS, ED. CARDWELL
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Depostt Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collectioni
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchang
We have moved into our new
place of business, where we
hope to see our friends in
spect our line of
i QUEENSW ARE,
Sprung by Lindsay of ' Dawson
Who Adjures Republicans
to Remain Steadfast.
CLARK LEADS THE RACE
Gains Votes from Conrad-Candidates
Dropping Out-Grand Jury to Re
port This Afternoon.
Special to The Gazette.
Helena, Jan. 24.-Representative
Wm. Lindsay of Dawson county fur
nished the sensation of the day in the
joint session at noon, when his name
was called. Lindsay is one of the fif
teen republicans in the legislature, and
to head off a rumored break of the re
publicans to W. A. Clark for United
States senate he spoke for thirty min
utes in explanation of. his vote, charg
ing that it was common talk that cer
tain republicans had been purchased.
"Republicans, although in the minor
ity, will be held to.strict accountabili
ty," he declared dramatically," and if
they allow themselves to be swerved a
hair's breadth from the path of duty
they will be branded as political out
casts and social Pariahs as well."
The ballot then" proceeded without
incident, the only feature being the in
crease of Clark's vote i'y accessions
from Conrad, it being the first time
that Conrad's ranks had been invaded
by that candidate. The number of can
didates voted for today was the small.
est since the session opened.
The result was: Clark, 88; Conrad,
31; Cornelius Hedges (rep.), 15; Maj.
Martin Maginnis, 6; Dr. Fox, 2.
The grand jury appointed to investi
gate the bribery charges is expected to
report at 3 p. m. today. The report
will be accompanied by no indictments
and will be regarded by the Clark men
as a. vindication of their man.
The Clark forces claim that they will
wind up the fight this week and that
they will have republican votes if nec
essary to use them.
CLARK WILL WIN.
A Forecast of the Senatorial Fight as It
Appeared Last Night.
Helena, Jan. 28.-Clark's election,
with or without republican votes, ap
pears to be only a matter of a few days.
And the indications are tonight that he
will receive no assistance from the re
publicans; all the information I can
gather on this subject is to the effect
that the fifteen members will vote for a
party man to the end.' They honored
Cornelius Hedges of this city with a
vote today and tomorrow will compli
ment G. H. Grubb of Flathead county,
a candidate for associate justice of the
supreme court on the McKinley ticket
two years ago. Then the republicanm
will probably return to Marshall, bul
if the contest lasts several days they
are likely to compliment other party
leaders throughout the state.
Clark got 36 votes today, gaining
Senator Hannah of Sweet Grass county,
who has been voting for Fox, and Rep
resentative More of Meagher, who had
been supporting Hartman. There were
only eight scattering democratic votes,
divided between Maginnis and Fox,
and it is claimed that six of these will
ultimately go to Clbrk. That would
make him 49 and if he ever reaches
those figures his election is a foregone
conclusion. ,It is an open secret that it
is now difonult to hold some of the
Conrad men in line and the necessary
votes to elect Clark will very likely
come from that source. The Daly men
would break away from Conrad in a
minute if they dared to do so and vote
for most anyone but Joe Toole, demo
orat or republican, but they are afraid
to do it. If they did the weak Conrad
supporters would get into the Clark
band wagon and fll it up with the re.
quied 48 in no time. So onrd. It
will be mea u the Dalyites bottled
up, but still Great Flls man has
an show .t being elected.
Few people dery that Qark is using
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can and can't help it if Clark is elected;
that the senatorship is for sale and he
has the money to buy it.
This is the situation as accurately as
it can be described tonight. Clark and
his chief lieutenants wear an air of so
preme confidence and the Daly men ad
mit that they have done all they can
ddito beat him. N6 one seems to know
or care when the grand jury will report
and the impression seems to be general
that it will not hurt anybody when it
do6s. Clark's election, I confidently
believe, will occur before the week is
out, and I also believe the republicans
will stand by their party to the end.
CLARK CONTINUES TO GAIN.
3. K. Toole Sends Letter to His Supporters
Withdrawing His Name.
Helena, Jan. 21.-The joint ballot
for United States senator today re
suIted in some more surprises for the
anti-Clark forces,the Butte man record
ing a further increase. Three votes'
went to him for the first time, Metlen
of Peaverhead, who has been voting
for Toole; Johnson of Carbon. who has
been voting .for !Hartman and Fox
alternately, and Parker of Granite,
who has been voting for Mantle. One
of Clark's supporters, Walsh, was
absent today, oltherwise his total vote
would have been thirty-four. J. K.
Toole sent a letter to each of the sena
tors and representatives who have been
supporting him withdrawing his name.
His friends respected his wishes and
voted accordingly. The republican
vote went to T. C. Marshall. There
were five absentees, four in the house
and one in the senate. The vote re
sulted: Clark, 33; Conrad, 33; Mar
shall, 14; Maginnis, 5; Fox, 3: Hart
man, 1; total, 89; necessary to a
The vote in both houses was as fol
lowe: Conrad-Senate, 7; house, 26;
Clark-Senate, 8; house, 25; total,
Marshall-Senate, 5; house, 9; total,
Fox-Senate, 2; house. 1; total, 3u
Maginnis - Senate, 1; house, 4;
Clark Leads the Race with Conrad Close
on His Heels.
Helena, Jan. 23.-W. A. Clark to
day gained two votes in the balloting
for United States senator. Senator
Hannah of Sweet Grass and Represent
ative More of Meagher being the new
accessions to the ranks of the Butte
man's followers. Both gentlemen pre
ceded the casting of their votes with
short speeches, Senator Hannah's'being
rather interrupted by the music from
outside the legislative halls, furnished
by the McPhee company band. The
republican strength was thrown to
In all there were 92 votes cast, re
quiring 47 to elect. There were two
absentees, Garr and Moran, both of
whom have been voting for Conrad.
The vote was as follows:
Clark-Senate, 9; house, 27: total,
Conrad-Senate, 7; house, 26; total.
Hedges-Senate, 5; house. 9; total,
Maginnis-Senate, 2; house, 4;
Fox-Senate, 1; house, 1; total, e.
THEY TALKED BOUNTIES.
House Committee Heard Views of Stock
One of the most important committee
meetings held during this session of the
legislature was that of Friday of the
house committee on agriculture and
stookgrowing, when the bounty ques
tion was discussed by the committee
and a number of cattle and sheepmen
who were called in to express their
views. There was a variance of views
expressed, hardly any two agreeing ex
aotly as to what legislation should be
enacted. All agreed, however, that
there were evils in the present law, es
peclally in the manner of preventing
frauds, that needed correction.
As It was agreed that no law could
be passed un less the oattle and sheep
men could agree the committee decided
by way of a test to)et the twenty cattle
and sheepmen prient take a ballot to
soertain their preference. Upon the
proposition to increase the wolf bounty
from $8 to $8 there was an gseemet,
but the vote upon the matter of reduo
lag the copote bonty resulted on a de
olates to lest the law as 1t is g.:
Thirteen the twe voted to olase
Ite I tlwhtle w aited to redaeg
is to $g8 8ead tho b her two to eat it
The matter at prwtilag revenue to
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STILL GRINDS W1VAY
The State Legislators Introduoe
Bills Galore But None Are
SALARY BILL AGAIN
Comes Up-Woman's Suffrage Bill to
Be Introduced-Disposition of the
Boodle Determined Upon.
Friday-In the Senate.
The senate this morning considered
one bill in committee of the whole,
that of Ccnaolly regulating the assign
m.ent of wages and after a debate thai
has been about the liveliest of the ses*
sion voted to idefinitely postpone action.
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Hobson, fixing the salaries oi
county officers and. deputies.
By Anderson, registering land titles,
the Torrens land law.
By Stanton, abolishing the office oi
supreme court reporter, also providing
for vacating platted lands in incor
porated cities; also amending laws as
to the attendance and examination of
witnesses in matters of bribery and cor
ruption; also relating to pleadings in
Hannah gave notice of a bill chang.
ing the law as to the printing of ballots
and throwing more safeguards in the
way of secrecy around voting.
Campbell gave notice of a bill pun
ishiug those who steal rides upon 'the
cars. Riddell of a bill regulating the
compensation of executors.
Meyers a bill relating to education.
Worden of a joint memorial to con
gress asking the opening of a part of
the Flathead reservation.
Hobson's bill rqlating to the salaries
of county officers is very similar in
some respects to the famous salary bill
of two years ago that "died a bornin."
It fixes the compensations of officers
in the counties as follows, the classes
being given in their regular order,
from one to eight with the exception of
auditor, which is only provided for
counties up to and including the third
class: Sheriff $8,000; $3,000; $8,000;
$2,500; $2,400; $2,000; $1,800;
$1,500. District clerk, $2,500; $2,000:
$2,000; $1,800; $1,600; $1,400;
$1,200; $1,000. County clerk, $2,500;
$2,000; $2,000; $2,000; $1,800; $1,
800; $1,500; $1,400. Treasurer, $2,
800; $2,500; $2,500; $2,000; $2,000;
$1,800; $1,600: $1,400. Attorney,
$2,500; $2,000; $2,000; $1,600;
$1,600; $1.400; $1,200; $1,000.. As
sessor, $2,000; $2,000; $1,800; $1,800;
$1,600; $1,400; $1,200; $900. Aud
itor, $1,800; $1,500; $1,200. Super
intendent of schools, $1,800; $1,500;
$1,200; $1,200; $1,200; $900.; $700;
In committee of the whole the senate
this afternoon passed Clark's bill as to
alias summons, Whiteside's admitting
veterans of the Spanish and Mexican
war to soldiers home and Tiereny's bill
relating to the arid land commission.
S. B.- fellow servant bill, and
ilark's bill relating to changing county
Seats were referred back to the general
The committee arose and the senate
rfter accepting the report passed finally,
;orris'bill relating to chattel mortgages
ud a substitute for Cullen's bill in
egard to registration of votes, after
which adjournment was taken until
In the House.
In the house an effort was made to
employ two more female clerks, Miss
Maguire of Butte and Miss Kelly of
Broadwater county. Burke of .Silver
Bow opposed it and said enough clerks
were hired for the present and upon his mw
motion the matter was indefinitely.o
Hedges bill relating to stock break- -
ing into enclosures surrounded by legal
fenqe was recommitted. The judiciary
committee reported with a recommen,
dation the title be amended and as..
amended be printed.
Watson's bill relating to the erectioi
of pulp and paper mills and the exemp
tion of the same from taxation was\re
ported unconstitutional and indefinitely
Fitzpatricks, allowing fourth-class
counties auditors, was recommended
Introduced: By Lindsay-For the
dividing of counties into districts and
the election of county commissioners
from said districts.
By C. F. Kelly-Relating to the ap
pointment of special constables.
By Walsh--to provide for the collec
tion and disbursement of taxes upon in
By Lewis-A bill relating to appeals
from the decision of the board of medi
By Normoyle-Relating to the sal
aries and fees of officers, particularly to
the office of clerk of the district court.
By Hedges-Relating to the registra
tion of land titles (Torrens bill).
By Stephens-To provide an assis
cant for registrar of the state land
office, fix the salary and designate tha
fund from which it is to be paid.
Saturday-In the Senate.
The senate today passed one bill and
listened to the introduction of several,
including a joint memorial, and then
adjourned until Monday at 11 a. m.`
The committee on towns and counties.
reported favorably senate bill 24 to re
peal the $1 fee exacted by county treas
urers in issuing. county' licenses,:alst
senate bill 16, requiring county ,of-f
cials' bonds to be examineq at least
once every six months.
Sergeant-at-Arms Poflsfbrd made a
return upon the process issued in the
Geiger-Whiteside contest informing the
senate that he had served the summons
and that the county clerk had returned
with him, bringing the ballots.
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Campbell, making it a misdemeanor
to trespass upon a railroad train with
out a ticket or transportation unless an
employee of said road: by Myers,
changing the amount of the general
school levy; by Hannah, relating to
the manner and form of printing the
official ballot: by Worden, a joint mem
orial asking that a part of the Flathead
reservation be thrown open to settle
ment. Senator Myers' bill proposes to
change the present law as to the gen
eral school levy. The law at present
permits the county commissioners in
making a general levy to place it as
high as .8 mills. The proposed bill
will reduce it to 2 mills and "make cer
tain provisions that will more generally
tqualize the levy, requiring school dis
ricts to pay more of their proportion
than at present.
Notices of bills were given as fol=
lows: By Mahon, relating to the fur
Cher protection of fish, fur bearing ani
mals and game; also, relating to im
position of special road tax; by Cullen,
lividing counties into districts, and
providing for the election of county
3ommissioners; by Whiteside, amend
ng the constitution as to the legislative
lepartment; also, relating to the dis
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