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The Bi lings Gazette .
VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 81. 1899 NO. 8i
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. losekamp
elothieP, FupnisheP and 5boeP
H. E. ARMSTRONG. M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
DH. 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.
Offioe over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHHORN,
Ofiee-Room 4, First National Bank Building.
JAB. R. GO8,
Office First National Bank Building.
,OHNSTON & 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, Billings.
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
aSurplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. RowLsY, Vice-Pres.
S. F. Moasn, Cashier.
S. G. RvEYNOLD, Asat. Cash.
Chas. T. Babcock
S H. W. RIown,
Tf u " ClY M ý i
YELLOWSTON E NATIONAL
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier.
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELL,
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
and Carpet t
We have moved into our new
place of business, where we
hope to see our friends in
spect our line of
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STATE LE SLATORS
Introduced Bills While the Sena
torial Fight Was in
ALL KINDS AND SHADES
One to Establish County Free High
Schools and Another to License
and Regulate Gambling.
Friday-In the Senate.
In the senate this morning the bill of
Hannah's relating to printing the offi
cial ballots was referred to the commit
tee on privileges and elections.
The judiciary committee reported fa
vorably upon the* bill for registering
trade.marks with the secretary of state,
while the committee on public morals
recommended for passage Hoffman's
bill amending the law as to the adulter
atiop of candy. This bill permits the
u.e of glucose. •
Stanton gave notice of a bill provid
ing for making rent due lien upon per
sonal property, and Clark of a bill re
lating to the levy of taxes.
The senate finally passed Campbell's
bill suppressing trespassing upon cars,
with Norris and Tierney voting in the
negative. It also passed the Norris bill
felating to fees of county treasurers in
issuing certificates for redemption and
sale of taxes.
The senate passed in committee of
the whole bills relating to vacating
platted townsites; protecting witnesses
before bribery investigating commit=
tees: amending the codes as to the
pleadings in civil actions and a substi
tute for the Norris bill permitting grad
uates of the normal school to receive
life diplomas without further examina
In the House.
In the house Burke, Sullivan and
Stone gave notice of bills for reappor
tionment of counties. Burke's consoli
dates Valley and Dawson, gives 24 sen
ators, 60 representatives according to
the governor's recommendation. Sulli
van's allows 24 senators, 66 represent
atives, and Stone'sv24 senators, 68 rep
By the judiciary committee, two
substitutes for H. B. 36, permitting
foreign surety companies to do businesS'
in Montana: also" relating to bonds of
offioers and other bonds.
Sweeney, relating to duties of county
superintendents of public schools; pro
viding for their traveling expense.
Garr, licensing and regulating gam
Losekamp, establishing county free
high schools and providing for their
Crutohfiell, relating to regulation
and incorporation of religious corpora
Judiciary committee, relating to
duties of county attornies;
Trusoott's bill relating to the statute
of limitation, passed.
Hedges' bill reducing the legal rate
of interest, title amended and passed.
Saturday-In the Senate..
The senate declined to stand by the
majority report of the committee on
towns and counties that Hobson's sal
ary bill be indefinitely postponed. By a
vote of 17 to 7 it voted to sustain the
minority report that the bill do pass.
The committee on towns and counties'
also recommended that Cutlen's bill
dividing counties into districts and
making the commissioners represent
each district, be printed.
The committee on elections and priv
ileges introduced a bill paying
Sergeant-at-Arms Ponsford $96.60, ex
penses attendant upon serving the pro
ceas of the senate upon County Clerk
Therriault in the Geiger-Whiteside
Two house bills, Truaeott's and
Hedges', were read the first time and
referred to the judiai ry committee.
The'eMt relates to the statute of limi
tatidea and the second to legal rate of
Philips gave notice of a bill fixing
e maes of transportation upon col in
tmetana, and Geoger of a bill amend
lug tel plating laws so that concersm
eatldde ib. state can compete.
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one by one, till the house presented its
I Notices of bills were given by Phelps
Miss Annie Kelly was appointed a
The woman suffrage bill was report
ed from the committee on privileges
and elections without recommendation.
Several bills, notices of which have
been published, were introduced.
The bill introdiced by Potting,
changing the boundaries of Lewis and
Clarke county by taking in part of Deer
Lodge county, will add the following
districts to that county: Bald Butte,
Granite Butte and Lincoln.
Two bills were considered in com
mittee of the whole, one being passed
and consideration of the other being in
terrupted by the arrival of the senate
for the joint session.
After the senate had withdrawn, the
house adjourned till Tuesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
The senate met Monday morning and
adjourned until Wednesday morning
without transacting any business.
A WOMAN'S CLIUB.
The Ladies of Iillings Organized Such a
Suciety Lest Night.
In response to a public as well as
private invitation, a large number of
Billings ladies met at t the home of Mrs.
J. J. McCormick last night for the
purpose of organizing a Women's club.
Despite the inclement weather forty
three were present. The objects and
aims of such a club were explained to
the ladies, after which a list of mein
hers was called for. All present joined
the club and many more have signified
their willingness to do so. The follow
ing officers were elected:
President-Mrs. J. J. McCormick.
Vice President-Mrs. J. D. Matheson.
Secretary-Miss Lillian Reynolds.
Treasurer-Mrs. W. H. Donovan.
Chairmen of different departments
wvere elected as follows:
Mother's Department-Mrs. C. H.
Domestic Economy - Mrs. H. B.
Each department will hold a meeting
once each week, while one department
is expected to conduct an open meeting
once each month, to which any woman
interested in club work is invited.
The domestic economy department
will meet next Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock with Mrs. E. L. Boardman,
while the literature department has an
nounced a meeting at the home of Mrs.
R. E. Harkgjs on next Tuesday after
noon at t ne hour.
"'COL." GEORGE INTERVIEWED.
Yellowstone County Treasurer Run:
Agalnst a Reporter in Helena.
"Col." W. B. George, who on the
fifth day of March.next will turn over
the keys of the county treasurer's ofice
to his successor, Will Ramsey, republi.
can county treasurer-elect, was in Hel.
ena last week and ran against the In.
dependent legislative reporter. The
result was the following praise for the
Maverick Hose company of this city
from "Colonel" George:
"The insurance companies will have
no objection to the proposed bill to pro.
vide for the creation of a fire fund out
of the tax on the excess of receipts over
losses and expenses," said County
Treasurer W. B. George of Yellowstone
county, who was in the city a few days
ago. Mr. George is himself an insur
ance agent doing a good business at
"There was a case recently," he said,
"where the companies have reason to
know that they were saved at least
$5,000 by the promptness of the fire de
partment. It was when the handsome
residence of Paul McCormick caught
fire. If the department had been ten
minutes later there would have been a
total loses, entailing the payment of
$6,000, instead of $1,000. The fire
department of Billings is a volunteer
one entirely, but it is one of the best in
the state, and the insurance companies
can well afford to encourage efliciency
in that direction."
GENERAL STATE NEWS.
The Fergus County Arg s I. authori
ty for the statement that the Montana
Railroad company will extend its eys
sem to Lewistown this year, making
that town the terminus for some time
Senator arter has introduaed a bill
authorsinig the ooammisoeer of the
general land o.e to barvy land
within the limits. at ay railrad ant
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BRIBE GIVER ELECTED
W. A. Clark Won the Senatorial
Battle Saturday with Fifty
Eleven So-Called Republicans Cast
Their Votes for Him--Four
True to the Last.
Helena, Jan. 28.-William A. Clark,
the multi-millionaire of Butte, was to
day elected United States senator by
the Montana legislature in joint session
upon the seventeenth joint ballot. He
received 54 votes, or seven more than
necessary, there being one absentee,
Representative Sands. Two ballot
were taken today, the first time that
more than one ballot has been taken in
one day since the beginniig of the ses
sion. Eleven republicans proved trait
ors to their party and constituency and
voted with the Clark forces, thereby
breaking the deadlock. Four republi
cans remained true to the end and cast
their votes for T. C. Marshall; whom
they first voted for.
Scenes of unusual excitement marked
the final vote in the senatorial contest.
Representative Matts of Deer Lodge
and Speaker Stiff delivered impassioned
speeches denouncing the election of Mr.
Clark, while Senator Geiger and Rep
resentative Marcyes, republicans, ex
plained that they voted for a democrat
in deference to the wishes of their con
srituents and to break the deadlock.
The first ballot resulted:
Clark-Senate, 10; house, 31; total,
Conrad-Senate, 5; house, 25; total,
Leonard-Senate, 6; house, 9; total,
Maginnis - Senate, 2; house, 4;
This was a gain of one for Clark as
compared with the vote of yesterday,
the new accession being Bowlen of
Carbon, who has been voting for Fox.
The joint assembly by a vote of 53 to
40 voted to hold another ballot. This
vote showed that Clark was in control,
and the opposition practically gave up.
The second ballot and the seventeenth
joint ballot this session resulted:
Clark-Senate, 14; house, 40: total,
Conrad-Senate, 4; house, 23; total,
Maginnis-Senate, 4; house, 3;
Marshall-senate, 2; house, 2; total,
Clark of Madison county-House, 1.
Detailed Vote Seventeenth Ballot.
Senate: Clark-Bowlen, Connolly,
Cullen, Gruwell, Geiger, Hannah,
Hobson, Hoffman, Mahon, Mitchell,
Phillips, Riddell, Tierney, Warner.
Magihnis-Campbell, Clark, Court
House: Clark - Beasley, Bennett,
Black, Bywaterb Conrow, Day, Ever
sole, Fine, Flinn, Garr, Gibson, Gil
lette. Hill, Hutchinson, Ingersoll,
Jaoqueth, Johnson, Kuphal, Lockhart,
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. CLOTHING AND
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
HATS HND CRPS
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The Best Selected Stock in all Batwre
The I.. In on
Long, Losekamp, Luddy, Magee;
Marcyes, Martin, Metlen, Moran, More,:
McLaughlin, McLeod; Parker, Pauli
Phelps, Potting, Shovlin, Sweeney;
Swindlehurst, Truscott. Walsh, Woods.
Conrad - Bonner, 'Boylan, Burke,
Cooney, Crutchfield, Fitzpatrick, Galls
way, Kelley, Kelly, Lamb, Lewis,
Madden, Matts, Murray, Normoyle,
Stapletcn, Stephens, Stone, Toole,
Warren, Watson, Wilson, Mr. Speaker.'
Maginnis-Clifford, O'Brien, Sulli
Clark of Madison county-Finlen-1.
VICE PRESIDENT FROM MONTANA.
National Association Completes Its Work
by Election of OMoers.
Denver, Jan. 27.-TheNational Live
Stock association finished its business
and adjourned today. The last session
occupied only the forenoon. The exec
utive committee announced the re-elec
tion of these officers: President, John
W. Springer, Denver; vice president,
J. M. Holt of Miles City, Montana;
secretary, Chas. F. Martin, Denver;
treasurer, Geo. L. Goulding, Denver.
It was announced that the Denver
Daily Stockman had been designed the
official organ of the National Live
Resolutions were adopted as follows:
Endorsing the work of the agricultural
department in grass and forage inves
tigation and urging that $10,000 be ap
propriated by the government to carry
on the work; instructing President
Springer to ask President McKinley to
issue an executive ordersgiving cattle of
the United States preference in Cuban
trade and to urge congress to take sim
ilar action when the laws are made for
the government of Cuba. After debate
it was decided to hold the next-conven
tion at Fort Worth, Texas.
COURT GRINDS SLOWLY,.
Halve a Hard Time to Secure a Jury in
the Savaresy Case.
Judge Loud set yesterday as-nthe time
for the case of the state vs. Frank Sa
varesy, assault in the first degree, but
the entire day as well as part of today
was taken up in securing twelve men to
sit on the jury. The regular panel was
exhausted and a special,venire number
ing over 100 was nearly. used before
twelve men could be secured who were
aqceptable to'both sides. The jury is
as follows: Albert Pribe. J. W. Epper
son, Arthur Sansome, J. R. Rosean, C.
D. Prather, C. C. Steers, Bert MoMore
house, J. W. Appleman, J. M. V.
Cochran, A. G. Reddinjg, Geo. Lacy
and Walker Browning. The ourt then
took a recess for ten minutes, after
which the case' commenced. Savaresy
is being defended by F. H. Hathhorn
of this city and John T. Smith' of Liv
ingston, and the rnse bids fair to be a
stubbornly fought cne.
The Austin North grand larceny case
was called for today and the W. C.
Brooks murder case "omcrrow. If the
court experiences as uauci. trouble, in
securing juries for these two trials attd
in all probability it will, this sesoiiii
will continue for some ,time. Brooks
has pleaded not guilty and will be tried
for murder in the first degree.
A Miss Dougherty of Boulder sued
Henry Dahlman of the same place, for
$5,000 for breach of promise and the
same came up for trial in the' district
court of Jefferson county last week.
Dahlman is a rich mine owner and ac
cording to the young lady had made
love to her and sioh. The jury re
turned a verdict. of $8,458.91 in her