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VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE. COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 3,. 1899 .N,,.,,:..
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241I PA IR CHILDREN'S AND MISSES'
RUBBERS, TO CLOSE OUT,
....AT 150 PER PAILR....
See the New Spring Shoes in our. Window.
A few pair of Women's Alaska Overshoes, 50 cents.
John D. Iosekamp
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JAB. R. GO(B .
Office First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. u.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana.
DR. J. H. RINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Offioe in First National Bank building, Billings,
ANDREW CLARK, M. D.
HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D.. C. M
PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS.
Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building.
Night calls answered at ofice.
Office over First National Bank.
FRED H: HATHRORN,
Office-Room 4, 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.
Boom 8, First National Bank Building, Billings.
-) OF (
sBIi sI s, MONTRaN
Paid* Up Capital, - $150,000
Surplus and Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres.
S. F. MORSE, Cashier.
S. G.' REYNOLDS, Asst. Cash.
Chas. T. Babcock,
H. W. RIowle, .
G. W. Woodson.
P. B Moss.
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres.
G. A. GRIGQS, Cashier
A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT,
G. A. ORIGGS, ED. CARDWELL
Regular Banking in all its Branches.
Safe Deposit Bowes Rented.
Special Attention Given to Collections
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
Is the Most Complete
East of Helena.
j irpets and
House Furnishings ;
of all kinds are our specialties,
but we carry practically
Beautify the Home
4 Our store is 5oxIoo feet and
our stock fills it up, so you
have a great assort
ment to select
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AIJOURNS SINE DIE
Nearly Midnight Last Night When
the State Legislature Con
cluded Its Work.
Authorizing State Arid Land Commis
sion to Buy N. P. Lands and
Bounty Bill Signed
Yesterday afternoon and last night
were busy times in both branches of
the legislature and the closing events
of the Sixth legislative assembly were
witnessed. It was nearly midnight
when both houses adjourned sine die.
TnesdaUy-ln the Senate.
From the tenor of remarks made in
the senate this. morning by one or two
senators it looks as though some of the
members of the upper house are not
bubbling over with good feeling to
wards the twin branch of the legisla
ture. One senator referred rather sar
castically, to the lower house. while
another in a spirit of sarcasm move that
the senate adjourn to the house for the
purpose of being enlightened upon
pending measures. These sayings were
made during the committee of the
whole. Beyond these amenities the
morning session of the senate was
The substitute for S. B. 65, amend
ing the law in regard to clunty print
ing, furnished more or less discussion
in committee of the whole. The bill
was finally referred to the general file
for subsequent discussion.
Senator Stanton's bill relating to po
lice judges also passed the committee.
The bill allows the judges the same
compensation as justices of the peace
for conducting criminal hearings and
The senate then adjourned until 2
This afternoon the committee on pub
lic buildings reported adversely upon
H. B. 120, making the state liable for
the interest upon the capitol building
bonds. There was also a minority re
port in favor of the passage of the bill.
There was a sharp debate as to adopt
ing the minority report. The latter
was adopted and the bill indefinitely
Committee of the whole work was
then resumed, with Senator Courtney
in the.chair. S. B. 65 was again con
sidered and passed the committee with
an additional amendment taking the
'lace of those agreed to thie' morning.
H. B. 55, hppropriating money for
the Billings pen contractor, was then
considered and passed.
The house perpetrated a little joke
on Representative Losekamp during the
final reading of the house bills Monday
afternoon. The free county high
school bill introduced by the member
from Yellowstone came up for the final
vote and by prearrangement forty-six of
the members voted no as the roll was
called. Seriously disturbed by the de
feat of the measure that he has support
ed with so much enthusiasm from the
beginning, Mr. Losekamp rose to make
a final protest.
"It is possible that the members
don't know what they are voting on,"
be said, when the roll call .nded.
"There is some mistake. I want to-"
"The member will be permitted to
speak when the vote has been can
vassed," interrupted the speaker. "The
clerk will canvass the vote.
Clerk Pond read the names over.
"Are there any corrections?" asked
Nearly every member of the house,
was on his feet at the same instant.
"Mr. Speaker," they cried in chorus.
To facilitate the correction of the
record the roll was called again and the
bill was passed unanimously, amid
laughter at the expense of the member
from Yellowstone county.
During Tuesday morning's session
(Gallwey, chairman of the committee
on privileges and elections, asked per
mission to introduce two bills without
previous notice, whiob provide for the
eubmission to the electors of the state
of the same amendm'nts to the consti
tution whichb were voted on and carried
at the last election, but whiob were
nulined by some clerical error. Per
mission was granted and these bhills
H B. 188, by committee on privi
legss and leetols., alloi tig dltrist
oast jedge to set as jstin, ol the .
poIe emert Iease any meiub ats the
peple abelb) is qagaslsd ber. atm -
oh as eps.
*b 8i n seImSal L p .rivw
e t t Li e4 e
boundaries of Cascade county; S. B.
86, relating to negotiable instruments;
S. B. 12, appropriating , motny for the
relief of J. H. Geiger; S. B. 6'. relat
ing to the nomination of candidates for
school trustees: senate substitute for
H. B. 20, reducing the legal rate of in
terest; S. J. M. 8, relating to the Fort
Peck. Indian reservation; S. J. M. 4,
in relation to pasturing live stock on
About 4:30 the governor returned H.
B. 132 to the house without his ap
proval. The question recurring on
whether the house should pass the bill
over the veto the bill passed by a vote
of 52 to 18.
In going to the senate the bill was
there passed over the veto by a vote of
21 to 3.
Wednesday--n the Senate.
Several bills went down to death in
the senate this morning as a result of
the reports of standing committees.
The committees on towns and counties
indefinitely postponed' S. B. 52, alter
ing the boundaries of Deer Lodge coun
ty. S. B. 74. garnisheeing warrants
for taxes due, was also postponed. Con
currence was recommended in H. B.
133, annexing a part of Meagher coun
ty to Cascade.
The judiciary committee recommend
ed postponement of S. B. 83, licensing
places of amusement; S. B. 70, creat
ing irrigation districts: S. B. 69, pro
viding for additional justices of the
peace, and recommended concurrence in
H. B. 187, relating to the state tax
levy, and that H. B. 188, the prize
fighting bill, be placed on the general
Three members of the seinate will en
joy a trip around the state visiting the
state institutions, in accordance with a
resolution introduced by Senator Wot
den. The committee consists of Sena
tors Worden, Eggleston and Hannah.
In committee of the whole the senate
transacted a lot of business. Concur
rence was recommended in H. B. 2. re
lating to witness fees in justices'
courts: H. B. 137, relating to the state
levy; H. B. 156, paying disbarment
case claims; H. B. 156, paying Doiml
inick Cavanaugh: H. B. 188, annexing
part of Meagher county to Cascade: H.
J. M. 8, asking for the creation of the
Tenth judicial district; H. J. M. 8. re
lating to free homesteads; H. J. M. 6i,
asking congress to pass the amendment
to the river and harbor bill for irrigat
ing arid lands.
The senate then recessed until 2 p.
This afternoon in committee of the
whole H. B. 166, appropriating $852,
000 for the executive and judicial de
partments of the state government, was
considered and passed.
Several bills were placed upon third
reading and passed.
In the House.
The speaker affixed his signature to
the many deficiency appropriation bills
and Phelps' water commission bill.
He also signed the certificates to be at
tached to H. B. 182 and H. B. 124,
setting forth the fact that these bills
had been passed over the governor's ve
to, having received more than the re
quisite two-thirds vote in both house
On recommendation of the judiciary
committe, Hannah's ballot bill (S. B.
34) was indefinitely postponed.
Mahon's bill relating to the open sea
son for sage and fool hens was in
definitely postponed, and the house sub
stitute for S. B; 98, relating to a fran
chise for the state fair association, was
recommended for passage, and S. B. 94,
allowing doctors to compound drugs,
was ecommiended for concurrence.
One bill was introduced: H. B. 192,
by Moran, governing traction engines
When the house resumed this after
noon the committee on judiciary recom
imended the indefinite postponement of
Mahon's bill relating to traction and
steam engines on highways, and that a
substitute for the bill, introduced by
the committee, be printed.
S. B. 104, relating to the right of
eminent domain, and substitute for S.
B. 87, relating to the dissolution of
banking companies, were recommended
for concurrence and the house then
went into committee of the whole with
Black in the chair.
Hobson's senate bill 45, providing
for a tax levy for stock inspection;
Geiger's bill, relating to the location
of mining claims; S. B. 78, providing
for the inspection of horses shipped out
of the state, were recommended for
Governor Smith algued the bounty
bill (booma bill No. 88), which fxes the
bounty on wolves at $5 and the coyote
bounty at $8.
Other MIll.s aipd Topsday by the gov.
r.oos were:. H B. TO, introdnead by
.eammtektie Orutobeold and :elating
to ne ineeorpeorationa 8. i. Tr, lntro.
dau by RBprestaw tite Patas, an.
naisz- the peroelts of H.la etta.
Ommai hit 'aug Ldma). soreruly a
parties cc Darm Ldge amnty, to nwi
mI B ford 1m , d . Z 3, 11O,O
nhi et. ee eeast le a bau dop.f
-. bem mislnelases toa umb
Mhaeen semsimes I thu '3Wte
canal district at a price not exceeding
$2 an acre.
Thursday-Ia the Senate.
The last day of the Sixth legislative
session finds the upper house of the
Montana legislature in a happy frame
of mind. The grave senators in cele
bration of the end of their labors or the
session indulged in a apumber of
amenities this morning.
Some messages were read from the
governor and the house. Governor
Smith )informed the senate that he bad
signed H. B. 20, relating to the legal
rate of interest: S. B. 25, relating to
exposed mining shafts: S. B. 61, au
thorizing the governor to correct mie
takes and misdescriptions in deeds con
veying property; S. B. 62, providing
for the nomination of candidates' for
school trustees; S. B. 68, appropriating
money for the assistant sergeant-at
arms; S. B. 71, annexing a portion of
Meagher to Cascade; S. B. 71, ap
propriating money for the relief of J.
H.Geiger; S. J. M. 3, asking for the
opening of a portion of the Fort Peck
Indian reservation: S. J. J. M. relating
to pasturing animals on the forest re
serves; S. J. M. 4, asking that Lieuten
ant Colonel Wallace be promoted to a
Senator Norris presented a concurrent
resolution for the appointment of a
joint committee of both houses to re
port upon a time for adjournment.
The resolution prevailed and the chair
appointed Senators Norris, Riddell and
Senator Hannah raised the point of
order that no previous notice had been
given. The chair ruled that where the
rules were not to be changed no pre
vious notice was necessary. Subse
quently Senator Norris announced that
as he had given notice yesterday of his
intention to make a motion to amend
rule 7 by striking out the portion re
lating to the introduction and passage
of a bill the same day, he would pres
ent it today. The motion prevailed.
There being nothing further for the
senate to do, a recess was taken until 2
o'clock this afternoon.
The senate this afternoon adopted ,the
report of the joint committee relative
to adjournment the same as adopted in
A lot of bills were then read the first
In the House.
This, the sixtieth and last day of the
Sixth legislative assembly, was ushered
in with sunshine and balmy breezes.
Little business of importance was trans
acted in the house up to the noon hour.
A communication was received from
the governor stating that he had signed
Shovlin's co-tenant bill and Stephens'
bill relating to the sale and appraisal
of state lands.
Cullen's joint memorial by which
the woes and wrongs of the impecu
nious are to be righted was reported
back from the committee on federal re
lations, a majority and minority report
The speaker signed S. B. 66, relating
to the place of trial of actions in jus
tices' courts; S. B. 86, relating to at
taching before a debt is due; S. B. 91,
relating to the filing of contracts; S. B.
30. abolishing the office of supreme
court reporter and increasing the sal
aries of the justices: senate substitute
fbr H. B. 84, relating to jurors' fees,
and Losekamp's free county high school
A committee of three, consisting of
Crutchfield, Sweeney and Lindsay, was
appointed to meet a like committee
from the senate to fix upon the hour for
S. B. 7, relating to the building of a
home for the feeble minded, and H. B.
182, providing for the issuance of addi
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ARMY BILL IS PASSEf,
The Compromise Measure, After
Protracted Contest, Accep
ted by the Senate.
THE VOTE WAS 55 TO 43;
Gorman's Amendment Accepted with'.'
Slight Modification-Vest Made
a Characteristic Speech.
Washington, Feb. 27.-After a con
test that will be memorable in the his-:
tory of the senate, the compromise army
reorganization bill was passed this
evening at 7:10. When the senate con
veued at 11 o'clock this morning it
seemed more than likely that the bill
might be passed during the dpy.
Mr. Gorman insisted that his amend
ment providing that the army should
not be increased permaneptly-or beyond
July 1, 1901, be incorporated' in thi
measure. For several hours it appeared;"
probable that his insistence at least
would throw the bill over until tomor
row and perhaps defeat it. ' An agree
meat was reached, however, and Mr.
Gorman's amendment, in a slightly
modified form, was accepted.
The notable speech of the day against:
the measure was delivered by Mr. Vest,.
but his brilliant eloquence availed noth
ing against the measure as finally"
An amendment by Mr. Thuraten,
striking out the paragraph' relating to
the age limit.for appointment of officers :
in the provisional regiments, was
Mr. Hawley offered as an amendment
a proviso of the fifteenth section, a-
thorizing the president to enlist tem
pornrily to the service for absolutely
necessary purposes in- the Philippinese
volunteers,officers and men, individual-.
ly or by organizations, now in those
islands and about to be discharged, di
recting that they shall be counted- as
part of the volunteer force authorlzed"
by this act, and that they shall not be
enlisted for more than six months nor
beyond the time necessary to replace.
them. It was adopted.
Mr. Gorman offered the following*
amendment as a provision of ' section
15: "That each and every provision of
this act shall continue in 'force until
July 1, 1PO1, and on and after that
date all the general staff and line offi
cors appointed to the army under this -
act shall be discharged and the number'
restored in each grade to those existing
at the passage of this act, and the en
listed force of the line of the army shall
be reduced to the number as provided,
by law prior to April 1, 1898, exclusive
of such additions as have been or may
be made under this act to the artillery,
and except the cadets provided for by
this act, who may be appointed prior to
July 1, 1901: and provided, further,
that no officer who has been or may be
promoted under existing law, or under
the rules of seniority, shall be disturbed
in his rank."
The amendment was adopted, 68 vot
ing in the affirmative and none in the
An amendinment offered by Mr. Carter
provided that three of the provisional
regiments at the discretion of the prepi
dent should be cavalry, whose members
should be particularly proficient in,
horsemanship and marksmanship, the
regiments to serve mounted or dss
mounted. It was agreed to.