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,VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, _LLOWSQN Q'., NTY, MON NA, T, ESDAY, MARCH 7-. 1899 NO 91
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See the New Spring Shoes in our Window.
A few prr: of Women's Alaska Overshoes, 50 cents.
JAL. R. GOSS,
Offil First National Bank Building.
H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. m.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Belknap Block, Billings, Montana.
DB. J. H. BINEHART.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Office 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 office.
(). . GODDARD.
Qi over First National Bank.
FRED H. HATHHORN,
Office-Room 4. First National Bank Building.
JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON.
Room 18. Belknap Block.
CHARLES L. HARRIS,
Roon 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana,
A. F RASER,
Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner,
General Commission Merchant.
Room 8, First National Bank Building, Billings.
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BIhIN GS, 1MONTANA
:,aid Up Capital, - ;$10,000"
urplus an4Profits, - 10,000
P. B. Moss, President.
H. W:..Rowi t:=Vice-Pres.
S. F. MORSE, Cashier.
.S. G.- REYNOLDS;,Asst. Cash.
Chas. T Babcock,,.
Transact a tio n bp1ys
YEL LO~ TON-E NATIONAL
CAPITAL, - $50,000
SURPLUS, - - $20,000
A. L. BABCOCK, President.
DAVID FRATT, Vice-Prese.
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
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange
The $ew wSto~e
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Is the Most Complete
East of Helena.
, ,oqse. Furnishings
of all kinds are our specialties,
but we carry practically
Beatiy the Home
Our store is 5oxIoo feet and
our stock fills it up, so you
have a great assort
ment to select
COME AIND SEE US.
Twenty-Eighth Street, rear
of W at4wcll 11)ck.
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Governor Smith of Spinion That
,' Core Legilation -Is eeded'
by the State.
NEED MORE REVENUE
Other Business May Be Included-Will
Probably Be Called in a
Month or So.
The possibility of an extra session of
the legislature is already being serious
ly discussed. Governor Smith is of the
opinion that he will call one at a later
day. While-he has not fixed the time,
he indicated that it would be, perhaps,
in a month or so.
The governor'is empowered to call an
extraordinary legislative session, and
to limit the purposes for which it may
convene. The one proposed, Governor
Smith admitted, would be for the pur
pose of enacting revenue legislation.
"The failure of this body to enact any
of the revenue bills," he said, "leaves
the state with a revenue totally inade
quate to meet its expenses."
"Will any other business be in
cluded in the proclamation except
action upon revenue bills?" he was
"I hAven't altogether decided," he
replied. "The scope of the duties of
the body will be limited to some extent,
It is also believed among those in a
position to speak officially that anu effort
will be made to secure another bearing
before the supreme court of the issues
involving the right of the state board
of equalization to increase the assess.
Inent of the state, the personnel of the
court having been substantially changed
since the former decision and the board
believing that it can show that its con
tentions are dust. In the event that the
board is sustained this time the reve
nues of the state may be rendered suffi
cient without the enactment of special
Tl hnrsday Afternoon-In the Senate.
The windup of the session of the
senate was tame compared with similar
events in years that have passed. There
was an absence of those old-time cus
toms of passing bills and other objects
around the root promiscuously to the
detriment of the anatomy of anyone
getting in the way. The senate just
quit when the work was ended and
that was all there was of it. Of course
there were the usual resolutions com
plimenting the officers and attaches and
the good-byes that mark the ending of
The afternoon session of the senate
was a busy one. Bills were considered
in committee of the whole and placed
upon their final passage at a rapid rate.
In many instances upon third reading
the reading of the bill was dispensed
-with. ThB event of the afternoon and
one of the star' events of the entire sea
sion was the, animated debate over the
house bill.*epealing the* present law. in
regard to enclosing mining cages.
Among other important events of the
closing hours was the defeat of the
house bill proposing an amendment to
the constitution in regard 'to county
commissioners. The bill. failed to re
ceive the necessary number of votes
when the senate came to vote for con
currence. The vote was a tie, 12 to 12;
Being an amendment to the constitu
tion a two-thirds vote was required;
The "balance of the seesion was .tame.
Bills were rapidly passedA he selec
tion of a presiding officer ~t.the next
two years to act in the absence .ofLi-en
tenant Governor Spriggs was one of the
pleasing features of the closing hours.
Senator Norris, by a very oomplimen
t~rar.vote, was unanimotqly chosee for
i~teposition of pilwdenttpro tem., Sev
eral of the senators in voting for the
Beaverhead man testified their esteem'
and highibpinionof- his' Arth. He se
`plied .feelingf .. ,t~p ide t Spriggs
came in for a-enice acodplimenti too. !
A little w~ile .be or.,edaight, aupn
motion of, Sepator Soral, ,toe chair
pgi l,SpeItofs Norris. :and,. ourtp y
a r $ t9 ý'oatpoitip -gver
and. Senators Riddell and Connolly a
committee to wilt upon the house
inform both .that the, ýonate's ,1aw
were vesr and an 4io w.pt i 4 -
:pje, n., minutesiipa t in g *
theing tees having reported t
eri ti nd diouse had no furth.u
n4aesewith the senate Presiient K
declared t on
tan, state ,. .
adjourned ine de. ral -
byes followed and in a fe the
senate chamber was d
Three b1 wbiohad survived the
trip through -both--boses today fell by
the w*albdevr abanlaid Jew by .
str'oflse q ie ptho g r ''v = 1overuace
n Oil1d blood wore mye~s"9
(8. B. 57) ; Woods' bill appropriating
money for the payment of contesting
senatorse of the Fifth legislative assemb
ly and Gibson's bill appropriating $685
to J. M. Page, former state land agent.
Twelve bills were approved and
signed by the governor, among them
,being the following: Wilson's bill
substituting the cubic foot for the min
et's inch in the measurenlept of water;
O'Brien's bill appropriating $11.,000
for the completion of the state orphans'
home at Twin Bridges; Lindsay's
building and loan association bill:
Burke's bill providing for the election
of school trustees and polling places for
school elections; Losekamp's free coun
ty high,school bill; the bills relating to
the election of road supervisors, the
special road tax and the senate substi
tute for Normoyle's bill relative to the
fees of jurors; Clark's bill relating to
the pledge of collaterpl; Myers' bill
relative to the place of trial of actions
in justices' courts, and Stanton's bill
providing for filing attachments before
a debt is due, and relating' to the filing
The bills approved and signed by the
governor have been filed with the sec
retary of state.
The statement of Treasurer Collins for
The statement of State Treasurer Col
lins for February shows amounts to the
credit of the various funds as follows:
Permanent school, $184,052.82;
school income, $49,668.25; university
building, : $9,586.56; university bond,
$14,076.04; permanent university,
$8,855.82; normal school bond, $1,
085.89: agricultural college bond,
$587.57; deaf and dumb asylum build
ing, $2,177; reform school building,
$175.84; state capitol building, $104,
540.45; school of mines building,
$3,923.88: general, $'17.52: stock in
'spection and detective, $25,289.34;
stock indemnity. $11,182.33; sheep in
spection and indemnity, $7.249.28;
state bounty, $21,685.38; fish. and
game, $557.35; university library,
$2,633.10; state law library, $166,26;
medical board, $80.10; state exam
iners' $8,850; arid land district No. 1,
fund '"'A," 20 cents; beautifying state
capitol grounds, $83,288.75: escheated
estates, $7,101.06,; Trausmississippi
exposition, $805.45; soldiers' horne,
$1,048.88; capitol building, interest
and sinking, $2,810.42; total; $465,
The total receipts during the month
were $52,423.93, and the total expend
There are in the permanent school
fund warrants, claims and bonds to the
amount of $75,890.10, and $184,052.82
in cash, a tolal of $259,942.42; ' In the
permanent university fund there are
warrants and claims amounting to $12,
796.14, and cash to the amount of
$8,855.82, a total of $21,651.96.
NEW COURT RULE,
Supreme Court Makes Some Changes. in
Manner of Passing on Appeals.
The supreme court, in the interest of
expediting work, announced yesterday
certain changes that would hereafter, be
obsprved in the treatment of certain
cases. From the bench Cbief J;istice
Brantly annovuged that in view of the
press of business the court, after con
sideration, had arrived at the ocaolu
sion that hereafter in cases where the
evidence was claimed by attorneys to
be,in~i flioient to, justify a verdict the
court woqld not go to the labor of set
ting forth the evidence at length in its
opinions, but would simply;give the re
ult. of its 'inquiry; also that' hereafter
any cases coming up in which, ques
tions of law arise which have hereto
fore been passed upon by the court, the
points would be decided in a memoran
dum opinion referring back to that case
without.any other opinion by the court.
Attorneys will be especially interested
in another announcement of the court.
This 'was to the effect that hereafter
attorneys are cautioned to have cases
about to be presented prepared in strict
conformity with the rules of the court.
Any, attorney. .ijolating any of these
rules in the, preparation of briefs will
have theircases dismissed. Tihese ohang
es in the rules were believed, as said
above, to be palled for by. the large
mob.t of work before the, court , nd
eagu in some yprtances of past vio
atia sQf the pgrp ribed rulee.
GENERAL STATE NEWS.
The report of State Treasurer CJllins,
,The o mptroller .of the odrrenoy has'
doolavadthe Lsth,·dividendobf Aper
cent in favor of :theiareditor.e ofthe
Northwestern National bank of Great,
Falls, mak) g, A pPA, ,)0 per cent on
claims proved, amrounttiq tQ $68,929.
S-. ,Wpldreof,., MiaDiula has sued
amI e y eg
Oity of Billings Together with
Several Parties Made Defen
dants in a Big Suit.
BROUGHT BY BALKWILL
Who Was Assaulted in Farrell & Co.'s
Saloon on the South Side.
Papers Filed Yesterday.
Papers in a big damage suit, wherein
Ben Balkwill is plaintiff and the city
of Billings, Anthony Coegriff, Gilbert
O'Grady and Michael Farrell as co
partners, and L. H. Fenske and Jeff
Brewer, as bondsmen of O'Grady and
Farrell, are made defendants, were filed
in the office of,the clerk of the district
court late yesterday afternoon.
It will be remembeted that in the
early part of February -Balkwill was
used up rather badly while on a visit to
this resort, as a result of which he will
lose his right eye. He now comes for
ward, through his attorney, O. L. IHar.
ris, and asks for damages against' the
aforesaid .defendants in the sum of
$5,000 and an additiopal $200 for med
ical attendance. The city of Billings
is made defendant because it has not
seen to it that O'Grady & Parrell.con
duct a saloon in conformity With the
laws of Montana. In the complaint it
is alleged that Farrell & Co., did not
keep a quiet house and "that they vi
olated and knowingly permitted others
to violate the laws of Montana: that
both partners did fight with plaintiff or
permitted other persons to fight with
plaintiff; that Farrell and Cosgriff did,
without provocation. wilfully, wrong
fully, unlawfully and maliciously as
sault plaintiff, and inflicted grievous
bodily harm with weapons likely ,to
produce great bodily harm; that they
put out or caused to be put out plain
tiff's right' eye."
The ontcome of the suit will be anx
THEY WANT A BRIDGE.
Taxpayers in Vcintity of Laurel Petition
the County Commissioners for One.
The following petition has been filed
with the county commissioners, now in
session in Billings, which is self-ex
"To the Honorable Commissioners of
the County of Yellowstone, Montana:
We, the undersigned, residents and tax
payers of yellowstone county, would
respectfully represent to your honorable
body that the citieens of both Carbon
and Yellowstone counties are greatly
inconvenienced at all times of the year,
and more especially during the time of
high water, by reason of having no safe
and adequate means of orossing the
Yellowstone river at or near point voted
for two yea. ago near Laurel, in this
county. We would therefore request
that you confer with the commissioners
of Carbon county, with the view, of,
building a bridge across said river pt
said point, the expense of which to be
borne jointly by both counties."
The above was signed by nearly one
hundred taxpayerse,in the vicinity of
Laurel, who would be greatly benefited
by. having such a bridge constructed.
In 1896 the proposition of construct
ing a bridge across the Yellowstone, as
nnw natitinnAr. wax ,nhmitt~d to the
voters of this county and carried, but
the attorhey general 'dcided" hat ,it
must carry by a majority of all votes
cast at the election, and this it failed to
do, but a majority of those voting on
the proposition favored the, bridge.
There remains no doubt but what the
residents in that section need and 'de
serve the bridge, and it is to be hoped
that the county commissioners may be
enabled to relieve their distress. Thoe
is little hope that Carbon ceunty will'
assist, for they think that Yellowstone
'people will be more bente'd that atheir
The matter will be acted upon Thurs
day in the board session tunder or4r of.
roads and bridges.
DIDN'T PAN OUT.
John. MoCullough'. Reported Fortune
Proved a Piak..
It will be remembered that about
two weeks ago a reporn was oujgent tspt
John McCullough, a merch tof Gebo,
had fallen heir t a fortu of $28,000
by a 'real estate eeal $ MMin~iapolis.
But the fortun df 't pen out. ,and
neither did the estate al ,he
report 'was strted by a telegram which
went over thb wires in this city to some
one out west, stating, "Buy John Mc
Cullough property at $28,000." Mr.
McCullough was in -Biiilngs at the
time, einreote to Minneapolis to look
after some real estate :worth, abopt
.1,,00, and the report' was airculated
that he was on his" way to that citoyto
receive a fortune. On bhi returii home
last week ;he was congratulated on all
sides on his fortune,, but, lis. supP.Spe
was only equal to his innocence 4iud be
asked an explanation, whereupoh he
said he knew of no such 'transaation.
Even his little property in Minneapolis
is still in his possession.
COUNTY THEASURER RAMSEY
Succeeds W. B. George an Custodian of
the County Funds.
W. B. George is now a private citi
zen of the county of Yellowstone, hav
ing on yesterday turned over the affairs
of county treasurer to his republican
successor, W. L. Ramsey. Dripg. his
term of two years, Mr. George, . with
the assistance of -his efficientl deputy,
H. S. Evans, has condnuted the affairs
of the qo@ce in a safe, ,onservative and
satisfactory, manner to ,is qconstituents
and he steps down and out with the
knowledge of fihat, satisfaction.
The new' incumbent, Mr. Ramsey,
will, without doubt, make as. Qapable
,an offoipl as his predecessor a & he
enters ptpon his duties with the good
wishes of hundreds of friends, irrespet
ive of party. He will be assisted inithe
office by his wife, who is a competent
bookkeeper and accountant.
HOYT'S GREATEST COMEDY.
Will Be Produced at the .Bilings Opera
Housee Tomorrow Night.
Tomorrow night at the opera house
Hoyt's greatest comedy will be seen and
given a most complete production. The
piece had a run of overo'a , moths in
both New York and Boston. and has
also been presented with .great success
in every- prominent city in AmBibca.
It is undoubtedly the best New E.ng
land character play ever' put ,,eforethe
public. That quaint and fuz~nepat, of
all droll comedians, L. R. Stoeokwell,
will appear in his original creation,
"Deacon Tidd," and in which he can
not be duplicated. The company, is
under the direction of the weAl-known
manager, Mr. Alf. Eilinghouse,, who
has spared no expense in giving the'
play a grand scenic production,;'juch as"'
the play has never had before.
Linton Clothing Co.
Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for
.Men's Wear' '.
The Best Selected Stock in all Ea.terns.
,The ,Linton C1.thh