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The Billings Gazette.
VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10. 1899 NO. 8
Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes.
(lace), reduced from $4.oo to $2.50. Every pair a
winner and not as 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. losekamp
Jothiep, FwuPnisbheP and 5hoeP
JAS. R. GOSS,
Office First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. u.,
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.,
PHYSIClAN 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.
Sdoms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building.
Night calls answered at office.
O. F. GODDARD.
Office over First National Bank.
F RED H. HATHHORN,
OIBoe--Room 4. 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.
Room 8, First National Bank Building. Billings.
Paid Up Oapital, - $150,000
aSrplus and Profits, - 10,000
BP. B. Moss, President.
H. W. RowLzv, Vice-Pres.
S. F. Mowsa, Cashier.
S. G. RavuoLss A t. Cash.
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashiel
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELI
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Boxes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collection)
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchang
i The New Store
Is the Most Complete
East, of Helena.
of all kinds are our specialties,
but we carry practically
Beautify the Home
Our store is 5oxloo feet and
our stock fills it up, so you
have a great assort
ment to select
COME IND SEE US.
Twenty-Eighth Street, rear
of Wardwell Block.
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AT TIH STATE CAPITOL
The Montana Bolo s Busy Them
selves With troducIng
ONE ON SEGRAGATION
Introduced by Gru*ell That is cr
Great Interest and Importance
to Yellowstone County
The session of the senate Monday af
ternoon was a busy one while it lasted,
considerable being dqne. There were
committee reports, the) introduction of
bills, some work in committee of the
whole, and the passage of some bills.
Senator Stanton introduced a bill de
fning What a fellow servant is.
The corporation cormmittee reported
adversely Senator Norris' bill making
four cents per mile the maximum pas
senger rate in Monta a. This report
was made at the reque t of the author
of the bill. He had sfcured from the
Oregon Short Lije all the concessions
he desired and did not care to press the
Tlie judiciary committee recommen
ded the printing of the following bills:
S. B. 48, making rents due a lien
upon personal property ; S. B. 57, abol
ishing brokers' license S. B. 55, re
pealing the law pre enting creditors
from garnisheeing the salaries of offi
cers or deputies; S. B. 58, creating a
board of sinking fund commissioners.
The same committee reported Rep.
Clifford's bill relating to the sale of
liquor on credit, and Rep. Lamb's pro
viding for a third district judge in
Silver Bow, favorably. Rep. Hedges'
bill reducing the legas rate of interest
was indefinitely postp ned by the com
mittee and a substitute measure making
the law applicable to judgements was
Bills were introduced as follows:
S. B. 59, by Norris, to create the
office of assistant state land agent,
fixing his salary at $1,800.
S. B. 60, by Stantq(n, to define. the
meaning of the term !'fellow servant"
as applied to corporations and their em
ployes, the bill providing, that "Any
person working for the company or cor
poration is a fellow se~rvant with any
person working for the same company
or corporation, when be is not under
the direction, orders or control of such
other person, and any person authorized
to' direct, order or aontrol any other
employc of the same corporation is a
vice-principal as to such other employe.
S. B. 61, by Norris,i authorizing the
governor to correanay errors in the
deeds of lands conveyed to the state for
the use of public institutions,
S. B. 62, by the committee on educa
tion, requiring school trustees to give
notice of school electi ns and to post
the names of candid tes for school
trustees at least five days before each
In the FHowe.
* The session Monady afternoon was
not a very busy one. Notices of many
bills were given, while the following
By Stapleton, H. B. 115, relating to
crimes against the ptublic health and
By Kelly, C. F., H. B. 116, relating
By Truscott, H. B. 18, relating to
bonds of county oflicers.
By More. H. B. 117, for the submis
sion to the qualified electors of the
state an amendment to the constitution
relating to the qualifia tions of county
superintendent of scho s.
By Kuphal, H. B. 419, relating to
the filing of affidavits Showing that the
actual work and improvements on
Smining claims has been done as re
quired by the laws of the United
By Phelps, H. B. 180, to provide for
the payment of interesa on the bonds
lussed or to be issued purasuant to ex
isting laws to aid in the establishment
and maintenance of state buildings and
By Truootth H. J. 3. 9, relating to
the Bort Peak Indian resewation.
A naumber of senate measures wbich
had pssed the upper boy and eome to
tbbomuse fo oar mdm were read
and ra sred to the committees.
The seWta Oamastad smaiderable
- blas tMrngas and teak
Ta aotr tbndeiu this aAga ok
a hMa a" I u
amibub a !tUar m Im s
-mh bow U at
free mindergarte.as. The stock growing
committee reported favorably Hobson'i
bill providing for a tax levy for stool
inspection purposes. In committee oc
the whole with Senator McKay in the
chair the committee on education'i
measure in regard to employing teach
ers (S. B. 48) was referred back to the
general file. Cullen's bill districting
counties for the election of county oom.
missioners was defeated by a close mar,
gin. Senate bill 70 has been reached,
a measure receiving that number hay.
ing been introduced by Senator Myers
today. Thus far Senators Meyers and
Stanton head the list as senatorial bill
introducers. Senator Hannah intro.
duced his bill changing the law in re
gard to county printing. Another bill
that will interest newspapers was intro
duced by Senator Meyers. It requirei
the county treasurer to publish in the
official county paper at least twice f
year a verified list of the licenses col
lected. This law was in force before
the codes went into effect.
Senator Anderson by unanimous con
sent was given plrmission to introduce
a bill segregating a portion of Meagher
county lying south of Stanford and at,
taching it to Cascade.
In the House.
Several petitions were read in the
house this morning, one from residenth
of Carbon county protesting againsi
the throwilig of coal slack in streami
and stating that through the careless
ness of the Rocky Fork Coal company
Rock creek was in a lamentable condi
Lion, that much damage was being done
to agricultural lands in the vicinity o:
Rock creek owing to amount of slacl
which accumulated in irrigating ditches
the statement was also made that fist
in Rock creek were being rapidly ex
terminated for this same cause. Thi
petition was referred to the proper corn
mittee and later Representative John
son introduced a bill to prohibit the de
posit of coal slack in streams. Twc
petitions, drawn up by residents ol
Ravalli county and East Helena re
spectively, urge the legislature not to
reneal the anti-gambling bill. Resi
dents of Sweet Grass county pray for e
bounty of $3 on coyotes and an increast
of the bounty on gray wolves to $5, re
commending an additional assessmeni
upon stockmen to pay the bounties.
The committee on incorporations and
manufactures reported back H. B. 52,
relating to the organization of buildini
and loan ,and H. B. 70, relating to the
sole corporations, with favorable recomn
nendations. The judiciary committee
reported a batch of bills with a recomn
mendation that they pass. They were:
58, preventing officials with passes from
drawing mileage; 57 preventing officere
from drawing interest on funds in thei
,are: 55, relating to interest on judg
ments; S. B. .S2, relating to stealing
rides on trains; 66, relating to attach
ments; 56, relating to the diversion of
oounty funds, introduced by Hedges,
was indefinitely postponed.
A number of bills were reported back
by the printing committee and placed
on general orders. The bill extending
the boundaries of Lewis, and Clarke
ounty was favorably reported.
Wqods, without previous notice, in
broduced a bill. These bills were intro
By Sweeney, to purchase 800 maps
for state and school purposes. By Pot
ting, a bill in regard to county apprai
sers. By Johnson, to prohibit the de
posit or dumping of coal slack or debris
in the streams of water in this state.
By Day, relating to the supreme court,
also, to cure defects in deeds and con
veyanoes heretofore made to real proper
ty that are defective in execution or ac
knowledgement, and to cure defects in
judicial sales of real property, and sales
of lands and personal property by exe
cutors, administratora and guardians.
By Magee, relating to quarterly reports
of county officers; also providing a pen
alty for taking up, riding and working
horses, without due authority. By
Hedges,\ relating to the collection of
property taxes and providing for the
sale of all real property to the state,
upon which taxes have been delinquent.
By Bywater, relating to protection of
game and fish, and Issuing permits to
hunt and fish in 'the state; prescribing
penalties for violations and the provi
sions thereof, and enacting other provi
sions relating thereto, and providing pe
nalties for violation thereof. By
Woods, relating to teachers' institutes.
By Lamb, relating to lioenses By In.
gersoll, to authorise and regulate the
disposition of the property of mining
corporations, and the protection of di.
A n.mbe of bills were read and pro
WsaiaraU-la $be lse.
Tb. mot. Smles this moma-nwas
devoted bear* to comm m at ta
whlel we te pain o . r fes Wte
aCd ab. -We a T that
bMt i U, e rn eas et asu
t aetbt leaid a eM he palbi l
warrants. By Geiger, S. B. , 75 rela
ting to the location of mining dlaims
and fixing the boundaries thereof. By
Gruwell, S. B. 76, to extend and define
the boundaries of Yellowstone county
and to alter the boundaries of Fergue
county to conform thereto. By Phil.
lips, S. J. M. 4, in relation to the pas
turing of sheep and other live stock up.
on the forest reserves within the state
Anderson gave notice ~& joint me
morial praying congress for a constitu
tional amendment providing for elec
tion of United States senators by direce
vote of the people.
In the House.
The Rosebud county bill which was
apparently killed in the committee on
townships and counties which had the
matter under consideration, was resur
rected by the house at this morning's
session, more than the required one
third voting to have the bill printed.
Representative Marcyes presented sev
eral petitions signed by residents and
taxpayers of Ouster county asking that
the segregation be made and that Rose
bud county be established. The peti
tions were referred to the committee on
townships and counties. Only one
bill was in'troduced.
H. B. 188, by Coone, providing for
the annexation of a portion of Meagher
county tc Cascade county and altering
the bbnundary lines accordingly.
TO IRRIGATE ARID LANDS.
Senator (carter Proposes a $5,000,000+
Appropriation for Reservoirs.
Washington, Feb. 6.-Senator Carter
has offered an amendmeft to the river
and harbor bill appropriating $5,000,
000 for reservoirs and canals to conduct
water from them to streams in the re
spective arid land states and territories.
The sum is to be expended in construc
tion and making surveys for canals, res
ervoirs and necessary Improvements for
the storage of the waters of the princi
pal streams, the right of way for such
and the sites of reservoirs, to be ac
quired when necessary by purchase,
condemnation or otherwise.
By the provisions of the Carter
amendment the United States is to en
courage and facilitate the distribution
of water stored, in the reservoirs over
the surface of the contagious arid lands,
but subject to laws, rules and regula
tions adopted by the legislatures of the
several states and territories.
At a meeting of the Miners union at
Aldridge Wednesday night it was de
cided to order a strike and the next
morning the full force of the Montana
Coal & Coke comptiny at Horr and
Aldridge, consisting of 225 men, re
fused to go to work. The coal company
had recently received a coal crausher,
which has been put in position at their
mines, and it was also their intention
to close the mines for ten days and in
addition reduce their force about ninety
men, among whom were several leaders
of the union. It has not yet been
definitely stated what the grievances
are, but it is thought to be because the
leaders of the union *ere sanong those
The state of Montana has just made
one of the largest bounty payments on
record. State Auditor Poindexter has
sent out warrants to the amount of
$59,688. This will pay bounty claims
registered with the state board of ex
aminers up to the first of last May.
Even a larger call than that could have
been issued, as some money has been
received in the bounty fund since the
state board of examiners allowed the
claims to the amount named. The last
monthly report of State Treasurer Col
lins showed that there was $72,278.51
in the bounty fund. The amount jn
excess of the call will go a long ways
in insuring another call in a short time.
Linton Clothing Co.
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
HITS RND CRPS
BOOTS aln SiNs
The Best Seacted 8alk In adl 1
WILL HANG MARCH ,1
W. 0. Brooks Sentenced by Judge
Loud This Morning to Be
HAD:. NOTHING TO SAY
Why Sentence Should Not Be Pro
nounced-Takes Sentence Calm
ly-Attorney Appeals Case.
William C. Brooks, who was found
guilty of murder in the first degree on
Monday, was brought before Judge
Loud in district court this morning to
receive sentence. The court room was
crowded and the dropping of a pin ,.
could have been heard while the judge
was pronouncing sentence. The court
asked Brooks why sentence should not
be passed upon him at this time, to
which he replied: "I have nothing to
say." Thereupon the court sentenced
him to be hanged by the neck, until he
was dead, the execution to take place
within the confines of the jail yard on
the seventeenth day of March, 1899, be
tween the hours of 2 a. m. and 2 p. m.
Brooks was not affected in the least by
the sentence and returned to a seat near,.
his counsel, with whom he commenced
to talk and smiled several times.
Shortly after he was taken back to the
jail by Jailer Harding. -
C. L. Harris as counsel for Brooks
filed a motion in writing for a npew
trial, giving the following six reasons
for the same, and at the same time
served notice of appeal to supreme
court to stay the execution:
First. Evidence received by jury
out of court.
Second. Misconduct on the part of
the jury, by which a fair and due con
sideration of case has been prevented.
'Third. That the verdict was decided
by lot and chance, and not by a fair
expression of opinion on the part of all
Fourth. Misdirection by the court
to the jury in tpe matter of law, and
errors in the decision of the courttion
questions of law arising duriin 'the.
course of the trial.
Fifth. That the verdict is contrary,
to the law and the evidence.
Sixth. Newly discovered evidence
material to this defendant, and which
he could not, with reasonable diligence,
have discovered and produced at the
Judge Loud has not as yet passed
upon the moeon for a new trial.
SPERRY BANKRUPTCY CASE.
The Stock Is Turned OVer to a Unlted.
Sam Jackson, ex-sheriff of Sweet
Grass county and deputy United States
marshal, came down from Helena Tues
day morning and issued summona s on
Sheriff Hubbard, forbidding hirm to sell
the J. C. Sperry stock -at .nortgagee'
Mr. Sperry has been adjudged a.
bankrupt and the stock will Tbe inp the
hands of the United States court until.
the creditors can meet and decide u~ipn
a trustee to sell the same. The oredi.
tors are notified to attend a meetming of"
thbe court of bankruptcy befoe.'S. . ,
Balliet, referee in bankruptcy, in Hel
sna. on Feb. 20.