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OL. XIV. BLLGS, YELLOWSTON COUNTY, MONANARIDAY FEBRUARY 3 . 1899
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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 D0. Iosekamp
C hothieP, FuPni5heP and 5hoeop
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..
rtHYSICIAN 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,
Office--Room 4 First National Bank Building
JAB. R. GO08,
Office First National Bank Building.
JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON.
Rqom 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.
B N K
Faid Up Capital, - $150,00O
arplus and Prtst, - 10,00
P.-$. Moss, President.
SH. W. Rowr;nv Vice*Pre.
S. F. Moan,, Cashier.
S. G. Rmos.s, Aast. Cash.
Cb. T.3 B
Qr f~l~it wQI
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vioe-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGB, Cashier
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
G. A. ORIOGS, ED. CARDWELL
Regular Bakz1ing in all its Branches.
Safe Deposzt Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchangl
We have moved into our new
place of business, where we
hope to see our friends in
spect our line of
* CURTAIN POLES,
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ARE GRINDING AWAY
Both Houses of the Legislature
Recover from the Senatorial
Strain and Go to Work.
SEVERAL BILLS PASSED
Members of House Introduee a Num
ber of Bills-Losekamp's
Arid Land Bill.
After an adjournment from Friday
until Tuesday, the legislature met.
Both houses of the legislature forgot
apparently on Wednesday the animosi
ties and friction that were engendered
during the past four weeks of the ses
sion, whean the senatorial contest was
uppermost in all mens' minds, judging
by the earnest manner in which they
buckled down to business and tried to
accomplish something in the way of
law making. Both held busy, active
sessions during the morning, at which
interest was displayed in the matters
Tuesday--In the House.
When the house was called to order
at 2 o'clock this afternoon the follow
ing members were found to be absent:
Beasley, Bonner, Burke, Clifford,
Finlen, Flinn, Gallwey, Hill, Luddy,
Murray, O'Brien, Toole, Truscott,
Warren and Woods. On reading a cer
tificate, signed by Dr. Riddell, stating
that Representative Beasley was ser
iously ill and would be unable to at
tend the sessions of the legislature for
a week or ten days, be was excused
from attendance for that length of
time. No explanation was made of
Beasley's absence from the state, or his
departure for St. Paul on Saturday's
train. He hardly had time to return
to Helena for Tuesday's session, but
the doctor's certificate is a puzzler.
Notices of the introduction of several
bills were given.
A number of bills were reported cor
rectly printed and the committee on ir
rigation and water rights reported back
the house bill defining, prohibiting and
restraining extortion and other abuses
in the management of ditches, canals
and reservoirs for irrigating purposes;
also H. B. 60, regulating the mode of
fixing the rates of compensation by
boards of county' commissioners for I
water furnished and delivered for irri- 1
gating purposes, and relating to the
punishment of offenses contrary thereto.
The appropriation committee intro
duced twenty-six deficiency appropria
Wednesday-in the Senate.
The senate spent nearly all of the
morning session in committee of the
whole with one bill under consideration
and finally concluded with recommit
ting the bill tz its committee that it
might be remedied in accordance with
the senate's desires.
Some appoihtments were' received
from the governor and confirmed in
open session. The maJority of the ap
pointments were members of the state
board. of stock commissioners for +the
two years ending February 11, 1901,
among which was the name of David
Fratt for Yellowstone county.
Senator Phillips introduced his bill
fixing the maximum rate of transporta
tion on coal in Montana. The bill was
referred to the committee on corpora
tions other than municipal.
In committee of the whole, Anderson
in the chair, Riddell's bill fixing the
compensation of executors, was passed,
as was the bill in regard to negotiable
instruments. S. B. 43, introduced by
the board of education, making a num
ber of changes in the, school law as to
the time for holding institues, annual
reports of county superintendents and
various other changes. The bill proved
to be the most fruitful theme for dis
cussion the senate has straop. An
effort was made to recommit it because
of various apparent inconsistenciee.
The committee objected to this and the
debate commened. By the time the
end bad been reaohed the authores of
the bill would, ha dly recognloi it.
.emosR· were stricken out and the
Mpss . erase without separting
m.torhmu thab the bill be reommittd
Ihthe. Is t atisuajourned until Thum.
Theu wves aidd attendamee when
titems rurwassa t thiSs seera
nb the nes . e.b ng
Yipp htittIi I i W nIs
.;m .4 m a en
re6overy of placer mining Qlaime; re
ferred to the judiciary committee.
H. B. 109, by Day, to more fully
protect human life and property by
reason of the defective constructidl or
maintenance of reservoirs; referred to
the committee on internal improve
H. B. 110, by Day, relating to gat
nishmentof public officials; referred to
committee on judiciary.
H. B. 111, by M0Leod, creating. the
office of chaplain of ihe siate penitent
iary, providing for' appointment of the.
same, and regulating his' duties and
compensation; referred to the commit
tee on state institutions.
H. B. 112, by Marcyes, creating the
county of Rosebud, defining its bound
aries and providing for its organiza
tion; referred to the committee on
townships and counties.
H. B. 118, by Losekamp, creating
the state arid land commission and de
fining its powers and duties, and all
acts and parts of acts amendatory
thereof, by providing for the purchase
and reclamation of certain lands Situat
ed in the county of Yellowstone, by
the issue of bonds; referred to the com
mittee on state lands.
Lindsay, chairman of the committee
of the whole, reported having had 'H.
B. Nos. 16, 17, and 7 and S. B. No.b5
under consideration. H. B. 16 was
amended and passage recommended;
H. B. 17 was recommitted; H.. B. 7
was' recommended to pass, and S. B. 6
was recommitted to the senate for cor
rection. The report of the committee
was adopted on motion of Day.
Under general orders a number of
bills were called and the house resolved
itself into comittee of the whole with
Representative Matts in the chair. The
following bills were taken up' and,
after being read section by section,
amended and corrected when necessary,
were reported back with the recommen
dation that they do pass: Senate joint
memorial No. 1, by Cullen, preventing
Indians leaving their reservations;
passage recommended; H. B. 12, by
Murray, relating to the appointment of
administrators of estates of deceased
persons; amended by Stephens and rec
ommended for passage. H. B. 37, by
Clifford, repealing the act relating to
the sale of liquors on credit; passage
recommended. H. B. 16, by Lamb,
relating to the number of judges in dis
trict courts of the judidlal districts of
Montana; section 3.relating to the time
of taking effect of this act, stricken out
and passage recommended; H. B. 48,
by O'Brien, appropriating $11,000 for
the completion of the state orphans'
home; reported back with recommen
dation that it do pass. ,
On motion of Day the committee
arose and Chairman Matts asked fur:
ther time in which to prepare a report
to submit to the house.
On motion of Cooney the house then
recessed till 2 o'clock.
When the house met this afternoon
L. uirman Matts of the committee of
the whole presented the reports of the
committee recommending the passage of
the bills considered at the' morning ses
ion. On motion of Day the report i
was adopted and the bills ordered en
irossed. The house then adjourned to
10:80 Thursday morning.
THE MAINE DEAD.
No Protestant Services Will Be Permitted
in the Havana Cemetery.
Havana, Feb. 1. - The bishop of
Santander has declared that Protestant
services cannot be held over the Maine
victims in the Colon cemetery. The
women were preparing to decorate the
graves on the anniversary of the explo
sion and desired prayers by Protestant
clergymen. The bishop says that the
cemetery is consecrated ground and
Protestant' services could no more be
permitted there than in a Catholic
church. The bishop is also preparing
a protest to General Brooke against the
action of the municipal councils in
Trinidad, Colon, Matanzas and other
towns in declaring cemeteries free.
He says that oeneries are church
property and that to take possession of
them is both desecration and confis
cation. The Havana council is likely
to take similar action. Fees required
for burials and similar abuses were one
of the strongest grievances of the Cu
bans agalnst Spanish rule. The agita
tion is going to have all cemeteries de
THINK THEY HAVE HIM.
Seorge - . Re. A£ewstu fr itbe HldMUp
at Warns Ia.am.
A.eaon4. Jan. tl.--IeelS Conmle
at this eesu m sesied a tale.
Cn.a heM the i sat. piget - the*
im uMs i rathread. at b hh
_ the legens
SAVARBSY CASE CONTINUED
Until Aptrli-Anatin North Case Dismissed
Brooks iMurder Trial.
r Distriot court was interrupted Tues.
day afternoon, when J. H. Rosean, one
- of the jurors in the Savaresy case,
asked to, be excused, as he had just re
ceided word that his daughter had been
I probably fatally injured in Columbus
by a kick frOm a horse. The court ad
~ journed and Mr. Roeean was excused
ntil Wednesday and upon his returning
i with the announcement that the chbild
I was in a precarious contition, Judge
Loud discharged the jury and post
poned the case until the April term.
i The atteoreys for both the state and de
fendant agreed that, in case it is ii~
possible to secure the witnesses already
I examined when the case comes up in
April, their testimony will be intro
t duced as already taken.
The case of the state vs. Austin
I North came up for trial Wednesday and
O. F. Goddard, counsel for defendant,
I pleaded the former trial and moved for
the discharge of his client. The court
took the matter under advisement and
yesterday morning granted the motion.
The defendant was discharged and his
The next matter before the court
was that of the state vs. W. C. Brooks,
i murder in the first degree. The regular
panel of jurors was soon 'exhausted and
a special venire was issued yesterday
> forenoon for seventy-five talesmen, who
were sumontd to appear this morning
at 9 o'clock. Brooks is being de
fended by C'. L. Harris. The jury was
secured ,this morning and is composed
of the following persons: Jacob Dabl
strom, A. G. Bedding, C, C. Steers, C.
D. Prather, Geo. Lacy, John Parting
ton, Geo. Gamble, John A. Miller,
Henry Caldwell, E. F. Sullivan, Robt.
Steele, John McCann.
Wednesday the court ordered an exe
cution of sale to be issued on the J. C.
Sperry stock of goods.
A PITIABLE CASE.
Brute of a Father Leaves Small Son to
Mercies of a Cold World.
The attention of the city authorities
was called Wednesday to the condition
of a poor, half-naked boy, 5 years old,
who was found half frozen in the use
in the rear of P. H. Smith's ne brick
block. The little chap wa aken to
the office of the co nty cl , where hbe
was questioned a o hi elations. His
shoes were frozen to . feet, there hav
ing been no fire I e house, and some
trouble. was experienced in getting
them loose. Besides this, he was light
ly clothed and in no condition what
ever to withstand winter's chilly blasts.
The boy is a son of Joe Longer, who
has proved himself more of a brute
than a father. His wife left him last
spring and left the boy to his keeping.
The lad would have received better
treatment from most anyone else than
he did at the hands of his father. Last
fall, instead of seeing that the boy was
properly clothed or kept at home, the
father would bhimself go off and get
drunk. On coming home and not find
ing the boy there he would start out to
find him and after getting him, would
cuff and beat him unmercifully. But
the latest act of this brute of a father
is enough to canus the humane people
of Billings to rise up in indignation
and make it hot for that parent.
Longer left Billings Saturday night for
Laurel and left his little Ison in the
house, all alone and unprovided for.
The lad was too small to rustle for him
self. The storm came Sunday and
raged for three days and when found
Wednesday the little fellow was more
dead than alive.
The city officials were powerless to
do anything, but on authority from
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Linton Clothing Co.
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
HxTS A ND CxPs
TBooTs aNE Sue8 s
The Best Selhted Stock ia all Espagga
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County Clerk Carwile he was
the hospital, where he was c$. f ',.i}
Yesterday the father came back to Bill:='
ings and went to the hospital and'.ig
his boy. When questioned as to i
conduct he said he had ade arrange
ments with a Mr. Berry to care forYhe
hild during bise absence, bou.tat:
tleman absolutely denies that L. *
had ever spoken to him about the iy ts"
LITTLE GaRL INJauEi D. j;
Daughter of J. H. Rosean of (olohifbs
Kieked in the Reed by a Horse.,.
J8.. Roesea a of Colambus whoTwai '
acting as a juror in the Savaresil, hi
in the' district court in this diy a
called home Tuesday eveningby a.'tel.
gram stating that his daughter k ,
been kicked in the forehead, over the l
left eye, by a horse. The skull *55
badly fractured, but the child, who i
8 years of age, is getting along 'om
fortably well. Mr. Bosean retuorned i
Billings Wednesday morning, 'but'
Judge Loud discharged the jury and
postponed the case until the. April ter .,
thereby allowing Mr. Rosean to retir'i
to the bedside of his injured dauglter..i
VOLUNTEERS TO COME HOME."
No Need for Their Retention in tfe Phil.
Washington. Jan. 81.-AssistantuI
Secretary of War .Meikeljohn denies;
that volunteer troops are to be retained:
in the Philippines. He says General
Otis has his instructions to prepare
volunteer regiments for a trip on trans
ports, and there have been no modifica
tion in the orders. If there should be,
fighting with the insurgents, there abi?
regulars enough to take care of Agui
This statement will quiet many wild
rumors that have been afloat for the.
past' few days that the volunteers wer
to be delayed.
Assistant Secretary. Howell has is
sued an order directiig the collector of
customs at San Francisco to send 'all.
boxes sent from Manila to Minnesotai
to Collector Peterson at St, Pa. l.:
These boxes have been tied up in ianr
Francisco ever since before. Christmas.
and Representative Stevene filed a pro..
test against having them longer de.
tamined. CollectorPeterson will be noti"
fled to remit duties on all boxes of the..
value of $5 or under.
Report of State Treasurer. foi 'Month of "
Jan.-Money in Different Funds.
The report of State Treasurer Collinti
for the month of January was -filed
with the state auditor Wednesday. it
shows that during the month the' office
received $891.481.55 and, expe""ndeda
$182,219.81 There was $516,718.5.
cash in the different funds at the close
of business Tuesday night. The per
manent school fund, as usual, bad the
largest amount, $171,085.14; the state
capitol fund came nekt. with. $17,
610.78; the state bounty -thirdi .$'2,-' :
278.51, and. the school income fund
Besides the cash in the permanent
school fund there are invested I .l ari
rants, bonds, etc., enough to. make the(
total in the fund $258,441.2. Jn the
permanent university fund there are in.
cash and securities $20856l.906.
It is announced on excellent author.
ity that the president has decided to'
remove General Brooke, military gost
ernor of Cuba, and appoint General.
Leonard Wood in his place. 'he .
change was to take place Feb. 1. Gen
oral Wilson isreported to, be scheduled
for second in command.