Newspaper Page Text
*The Billings Gazette
SEMIW EEKLY, Y. .
VOL. $IV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY,. MONTANA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 1899 NO `8
Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes
(lace), reduced from $4.0oo 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. Iosekamp
elothieP, FurnisheP and 5hoeý
TAS. R. GO8S,
Office First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. 1'.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Offioe in First National Bank building, Billings,
ANDREW QLARK, 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:
. F. GODDARD.
Office over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHHORN,
Offioe-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 3, First National Bank Building, Billings.
-) OF (- .
Paid Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Proflts,- 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. ROWLEv, Vice-Pres.
S. F. Moasa, Cashier.
S. G. REYNOLDs, Asst. Cash.
Cbhs. T. absbeek
O, W, s~oob 1
CAPITAL, - $50;000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCOK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGGS, Cashie
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 bomestic Exchang
The $ew Store
Billings rni ili .,
in d Ci et Co.
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
COM E IND SEE US.
Twenty-Eighth Street, rear
of Wardwell Block.
COIPN I II
reig: . ua~
The Top of the Official Ballot Wil:
Have to Do Business
SEVERAL BILLS SIGNED
And Are Now Laws-Tierney's Anti.
Gambling Bill-One State Nor
rmal School Enough.
Tuesday-in the Senate.
The circle at the top of the officia:
ballot will not do business at the old
stand in the next Montana election ii
the senate has its-say. By the decis.
ive vote of 16 to 8 the upper house o1
the. legislature this morning recomn
mended for passage the substitute foi
Hannah's bill simplifying the form oi
printing the official ballot. This was
not accomplished until the opponents
of the measure had made a strong fight
against it. Among other proceedings
of some importance during the morning
session was the indefinite postponemene
of the bills preventing railroads frotm
imposing tunnel charges in, Montane
and Anderson's'bill raising the age ol
This afternoon one of the most im.
portant of the senate bills was con.
sidered in committee of the whole, the
measure creating the twenty-fifth coun.
ty in Montana, to be known as Powell
The following committee reports
were presented and adopted:
The finance and claims committee
recommended concurrence in H. B. 48
creating the office of assistant state land
register with an amendment making
the salary $1,500 a year.
The committee on corporations reo
ommended the indefinite postponement
.of S. B. 92, Senator Warner's bill, pre
venting tunnel charges by railroads
running through Montana. The com
mittee on towns and counties recomend
ed for passage Tierney's bill, S. B. 96,
for a classification of farming, meadow
and grazing lands. The public morals
committee recommended the indefinite
postponement of Anderson's bill chang
ing the age of consent. The judiciary
and finance and claims committees
asked permission to engage a clerk to
be used exclusively by those commit
teas. This was authorized and the com
mittee engaged William Goodyear.
In committee of the whole, Myers in
the chair, the senate considered a num
ber of measures upon the general file.
The substitute for S. B. 34 (Han
nah's), relating to the printing of bal
lots ,and the manner of voting, and to
provide a simpler form of ballot and
greater secrecy in voting, was the first
bill considered. It stirred up more de
bate than any other measure, but was
finally recommended for passage. The
bill provides for printing the names of
the candidates and the party or princi
ple they represent on the same line and
in parallel columns with no party
name, emblem or the famous circle at
the top of the ballot. The voter is to
place a cross in the place left blank for
that purpose between the name of the
candidate and the party. In the ar
rangement of the candidates and the
party names the space for making the
cross the bill provides:
"The lists of the candidates of the
different'parties, as well as the names
of independent candidates, shall be
printed in the same column on the bal
lot in the alphabetical order of the
names of the parties or principle for
which they stand. When there are
several persons to be elected to the
same office the candidates of each party
shall be arranged in separate groups
and in each group the. names shall be
arranged alphabetically. 'After. the
name of each candidate there shall be
printed the name or names of the party
or parties' which have placed him in
nomination or the name of the princi
pie for which he stands, but no party
name shall consist of more than two
words. Between the name of each
candidate and the party name there
shall ba printed a blank quarem in
which the eleotor many mark his am."
Upon the third reding of bills Sena
tr Stan81ton's initiative and refereadum
bill was aesdered ad defeated. The
fad measure had dermi sappateam
when it aam t a naal vote. Siatea
votes were reqine ma it was a bill
tpioug ean muadmeat tothe emstita.
S. aL W. b~r aswI hbr t* jst tula
ad etlsltsIs wham assamm ad pasteteps.
tMlalmseenam lme1 &.&M.. .
beammi an t ed hI O .be a
to yea, when the senate voted upon
adopting the committee of the whole
report, thus being able to give notice
he would move to reconsider tomor
row. This means the bill will- be
called up again.
In the House.
When members of the house reached
the legislative halls this morniing they
found copies of H. B. 182, as amended
in committee. of the whole, reposing
peacefully on their. desks, apparently
unmindful of the storm which it had
raised. There lay the amended bill,
and merpbers who yesterday pleaded in
vain that'the bill and amendments be
sent to the printing committee • were
agreeably surprised to find that -they
were to be allowed an opportunity to
read H. B. 182 as it now stands before
being called upon to pass on its merits
or demerits. When the report of the
committee on engrossment was read it
was found that this same 132, which
only yesterday passed the committee of
the whole, was reported back correctly
engrossed ahead of many other bills
which had been in the hands of the
committee for days past.
To prove that this legislative body is
not so slow after all, the bill which
has created so much discussion was
this afternoon taken up for third read
ing and passed the house by a vote of
58 to 10.
There seems to be a difference of
opinion among residenlts of Madison
county as to whether or not a portion
of their county should be annexed to
Beaverhead, petitions pro and'con be
ing presented this morning by Paul and
Gibson. A petition was presented by
Lindsay asking for a local optiod law.
The committee or engrossment re
ported a number of bills correctly en
grossed, notable' among them being H.
B. 132, and they were placed on third
reading. The, steering committee an
nounced the bills on general orders.
Substitute for H. B. 143, relating to
stock and mutual insurance companies;
H. B. 44, by Walsh, relating to insur
ance companies' tax, and H. B. 144, re
lating to the taxation of fire insurance
companies, were ordered printed on
recommendatipn of the committee on
insurance, while H. B. 18, by Sweeney,
relating to the taxation of fire insurn
ance companies for a disability fund,
was indefinitely postponed.
On recommendation of the cwommittee
on privileges and elections H. B. 150,
relating to the constitutional limit of
indebtedness of cities and counties,
was indefinitelypostponed. H. B. 188,
to annex part of Choteau county, to
Cascade county, and H. B. 160, to an
nex a portion of Madison county to the
oounty of Beaverhead, were ordered
printed, and S. B. 71, changing the
boundaries of Cascade county, was
placed on general' orders. Hedges' bill
(154), relating to the investment of
Mtate funds, was recommended for pea
tage. H. B. 141, relating to the ap
pointment of a state oil inspector,
which has been dubbed the "Coal-oil
Johnny bill," was ordered printed.
The capitol building will not have
wainscotting of Utah onyx, the judi
3iary committee having decided that
imitation marble would fill the bill and
lo away with the $18,000 appropria
tion asked for that purpose.
Stephens' bill disposing of the $30,
)00 "boodle" fund,.and S. B. 68, pro
riding for an additional justice of the
peace, were also indefinitely postponed,
while Day's bill relating to writs of at
;acbment met the same fate.
A communication was received from
;he governor announcing that he had
ipproved and signed H. B. 3, by Trus
.ott, relating to the statute of limita
;ion; H. B. 42, by Kelley, relating to
he appointment of special constables;
3. B. 71, by judiciary committee, re
sting to the duties of county attor
leys; H. B. 8, bj Stone, providing
iens on sawlogs, and H. B. 47, by
ledges, relating to interest on county
The third reading of house bills was
hen taken up. H. B. 182 was accord
ugly read and passed by a vote of- 58
Wednesday-In the Senate.
Jeither body of ihe legislature took
recess today in commemoration of
Washington's birthday, as every hour is
reoiouas to them in closing up their
The rapidity with which Represent
tive Ingersoll's bill has been shot
brough the legislature has suprised
yen old hands as the business. The
9ll wI reoelved from the bounse yesJter
lay aftsernoon.. It was read and re
sred to the committeg on .orpartions.
'bts morning that committee reported
averaly upon the bill, reeommendlng
eranse. The order of bnslmes
FM adviane upon motion of NoInmn
ad tlhemate went late committe r i
hwhshwleth SeatwourL eil the
h.ir. O. meitten c*r Cmar p
$, 3. B 185 mm tnkes a t il
4 h the M I
*tinr euniter be. Obsese, IMI.
r, ani ussea wbb t I. d~es.
L+i#r When e
After transacting a little siore busi
ness the order of business was again ad
vanced and the bill placed on its fine
passrage. It° was concurred in by a vot
of 22 to 2, Hannah and Connolly vol
ing in the negative. The bill was they
returned to the house.
Senator Cullen moved that a reces
be taken until 2 p. m.
The committee on towns and countie
recommended the passage of Senate
Hoffman's bill,.S. B. 81, annexing
part of Broadwater county to Gallatil
The committee on education recomn
mended that II. B. 68, providing poll
ing places at school elections, b
placed on the general file.
The committee on corporations othe
than municipal reported on severa
bills, as follows: S. B. 98, granting
franchise for a state fair to be held a
Butte, indefinitely postponed and
substitute bill reported with the recoim
mendation that it do pass; S. B. 66
reducing legal rate of printing, in
definitely postponed, and a substitut
bill reported; H. B. 132, regulatin;
the sale of mining property, favorabl:
reported with the recommendation the
it do pass.
The committee on finance and claim
reported a substitute for S..B. 87, b;
Norris, relating to state banks, and ree
ommended that the same do pass.
The public library committee report
ed favorably upon enator Courtney'
bill relating'to public libraries.
But one bill was introduced. It wa
by Senatbir Stauton, S. B.,101, by re
quest, and relates to the salary any
compensation of police judges. Th
bill changes the present law by allow
ing the police magistrate the same fee
in criminal actiounsas justices of tbh
peace. The bill provides as follows:
"Section 1. That section. 4765, chap
ter III, article II, title III, part IV o
the Political Code be amended to rean
"Section 4785. The annual salar:
and compensation of police judges mnus
be fixed by ordinance, and in a city o
the first class must not exceed, for al
services rendered, two thousand dol
lars: in a city of the second class nus
not exceed one thousand dollars; and ii
a city of the third class must not ex
oced four hundred dollars, and, in ad
dition thereto, a police judge is entitlec
to receive in all civil cases and in al
criminal actions or proceedings ayisini
under the criminal laws of the state
when acting as a justice of the peace o:
committing magistrate, the fees whicl
are now, or may hereafter be allowei
justices of the peace."
The Powell county bill has gone the
way of many another good measure,
This afternoon Senator Riddell de
clined to press his motion for a recon
sideration. As this motion must havf
been made today and was not, the bil.
H. B. 182 has gone to the governor
for his approval.
In the House.
But two bills were introduced in thb
house today: H. B. 175, by Lindsay,
relating to the sale of intoxicatin:
drinks. H. B. 189, by Boylan, relating
to proceedings in bastardy cases.
Lindsay asked what had become ol
the road bills which had been sent tc
the committee on highways. It was
nearing the end of the session, the billl
were important ones and he would like
some information in regard to them.
Marcyes'said he would like to make
an inquiry concerning his Rosebud
county bill, as he was anxious to knbw
why it had not been placed on general
Replying to Lindsay's question,
Matts said that substitute for H. B. 5,
a road law, was yesterday placed on
Continued on Fourth Page.
'Linton Clothing Co.
Everything .of the Latest and' Nobbiest for
HxTS 3xND CAPS
BOOTS anD S L ,s E .
The Best Selected Stock an all BapFea I
Thrr ,o`; aa
THY FIRED BALN
The Insurgents Made Good Their
Threats About Burning
A MONTANIAN KILLED
Lieut. French Meets Deathb-- ireate
to Burn the Town Again.
Washington, Feb. 23.-Otis cables
the war department:
Manila, Feb. 23, 2 p. m.-Deter
mined efforts to burn the city last
night. Buildings fired in three differ
out sections of the city. Fires con
trolled by troops after severe labor.
Early this morning a large body of in
surgents made a demonstration off Mo
Arthur's front, near Oaloocan,, an.
were repulsed. The loss of property
last night is presumably half a million
Casualties caused by-insurgent sharp
shooters yesterday and today in the die
trict of Tondo and Binondo Ambloko
Thirteenth Minnesota, Wounded:
Captain Noyes C. Robinson (sevgre):.
Sergeant George K. Shepard (mod
Private Thomas C. Caldin (ievere....
George C. Woding (severe).
O. G. Grinnell (severe).
Enoch Davis (severe).
Lieutenant French Killed.
Manila. Feb. 23, 5:30 p. m.-Otis
today issued a general order directing'
ll the inhabitants of Manila, unless
otherwise ordered, to confine them
selves to their homes after 1 o'clock in
the evening, when the streets will be
cleared by the police. The general also:
warns incendiaries, ,and says they will
be severely dealt with.. Extraordinary
precautions have been taken for the
suppression of future trouble, which is
threatened to take place in the city'to
The fire has burned in the Tondo dias-'
trict all day. The rebels between the
city and the outposts are being amoked
on: this afternoon and driven towards
Sharpshooters on various' parts. f the,
line are very annoyigg, but' otherwise
there has been no further excitement
since the frustration of the morning's
The killed today are
Lieutenant Eugene' S. French of
Company L. First Montana volunteers.
Private Oscar Feltcn, South 'Dakota
Two other Dakotans were wounded.
The skeleton of a man was round the
first of the week in the brush across the
river from Bozeman. The body mset
have been there for some time and the
officers believe that murder has been
committed by some person or thersons,,
though it is doubtful if' it will eyer.be
discovered who did it.
Chief Justice Brantly of the suprepFe
court being disqualified to sit' in sevetal
cases noon to come before that body, he
has invited District Judge Frank Benry
.t Livingston to sit for him.' This is
made possible under the constitnaional
amendment adopted at the election last