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R; EIGHT HOURS BILL,
Mr. Brun's Measure Will Create Fun When It Comes Up for Passage. Mina Owners and Superintendents Send in a Strong Protest Against It. A Big Bateh orf ills Befoere eth Reoses More state Institution Bills. When not engaged in actual legislation the representatives are talking about Peter Breen's eight-hoar bill. They are shy about an open expression of views, but there is much ourioslity to learn whether the bill will become a law. The other day the committee on education and labor brought in two reports, the majority report recommending passage. A motion to table the bill was lost by a vote of twenty-eight to nineteen, but this is not considered an index of the final vote. Some of the repre sentatives will do some hard thinking when the third reading comes. The bill was sent to the printer and may be brought before the house any day. The different mining unions have been encouraging the bill in every way possible. James Oilfillan, presi dent of the Miners' union at (Gronite, has been in town several weeks lobbying for the bill, while W. H. Eddy, president of the Miners' union, of Butte, runs over from the Smoky city every day or so to help the bill along. Several cords of petitions are stowed away in Mr. Breen's desk. They are from the miners of Butte, lied Lodge, Granite, Elb horn and Barker and from labor unions. The one from Butte contains over 8,000 names. It gives a table of figures showing the money raised by the, union to take care of its sick and bury its dead. Over $28,000 was paid out from this fuland last year. It is I claimed that the mortality is greater than e smong any other olas of laborers. Statis tics are produced to show this. Bad air and continuous hard work are largely re sponsiblo for so many deaths, many of which are causel by lung diseases. Mr. Gilflilan save that if the bill becomes a law the miners will do as much work in eight t hours as they now do in ten. The bill is receiving opposition from the mine owners c and superintendenti, who have prepared and signed the following protest, which will be presented to the houne: BtHll: Crrr, Mont.. Feb. :. --To the Hon orable the House of liepresentatives of the c State of Montana, Helena, Montan:a: The undersrgned, operating mines in the r state of Montana. having learned that a bill is tobe tresented to your honorable body fixing the working time of miners and other underground lab-rere at a day of not to exceed eight hours, would respectfully beg to submit for your consideration a brief statement regarding existing conditions and the consequences that would result from the enactment of such a measure. While ten hours constitutes the present working day nine hours night shirthasbeer: the almost universal custom for the last ten years, and in many cases on ISaturdays a "sabort shift" of nine hours for day and eight hours for night men is counted full time. In wet workmnls eirbt hours pyr day is and always has been the rule. and where imperfect vwutilation exists the men are al lowed and invariably take snth:etr:t time after blastir.g for the noxious flumes to Le come dissipated so that in such p,laces even eight hours work per day is not accorm plished. In shaft-sinking and similar work eight-hour shifts prevail, and it is custom ary to pay more than the regulation $3.60 per shift to miners so engaged. Any reduction in the hours of labor is equivalent to an increase in pay, since the cost of production per ton of ore is corre spondingly enhanced, and while the cost of ilving has been materially reduced during recent years, miners' wages and their hours of labor have suffered no change. The margin of profit enjoyed by mining companies is not large except in iso lated cases, and every year's operations reduce it by reason of the augmented work ing expense consequent upon hoisting and pumping from greater depths. It is a well known fact that by reason of the low price of both silver and copper many mines throughout the state are barely paying ex penses, and for such mines any increase in the cost of production would throw the working balance on the wrong side and force them to suspend operations. For the reasons above cited we feel that the passage of such a bill would seriously militate against the interestf of both em ployer and employe, and while we are an xaons to adopt all possible means tending toward the amelioration of the condition of the working classes, we feel assured that any legislation in the premises will be inim ical to the best interests of the class it is in tended to benefit. It is signed as follows: Butte & Boston Co., by C. H1. Palmer, superintendent; Lex ington Mining Co., by Superintendent Charles C. .nger; Park Coal and Coke Co.; Cable Co.; Amy & Silversmith, by Presi dent George W. Irvin: Champion Co., N. J. Beilenberg; Boston A Montana Co., by uiaperintendent Thomas Conch; Volunteer Mining Co., by President W. i. Kenyon; J. A. Leggatt, Bannister Mining Co., by President E. L. Bannister; Colorado mroel ting & Mining Co., by Manager C.W. Goodale; Parrot Silver & Copper Co., by J. E. Gaylord; Bluebird Co., by General Manager W. C. Keller; Glengarry Co., by Manager H. (C. Carney; Anaconda Co., by Marcus Daly and Michael Carroll; Combi nation Co., by President W. G. Lewis; Black Rock Mining Co., Orimginal Co., ColMs Parrot Co., by Superintendent A. H. Wethey; Elvmna Mining Co., by it. D. Leg get; rhe Alice Co., by uhperintendent W. E. Hail; Arlington Minin Co.. by C. W. Goodale; Moulton Co., by tuperintendent J. K. Clark. Notices of the following bills were given in the house: ]y MIr. Loud-An act appropriating money fon bounties on stock-killing animals, and an act to ao.an,1 section 1,iti0, fifth division, compiled statutes. Py Mr. Woodson-An act to provide for the elction of certain state and county offcers and presidential eletotors and repre sentatives. BIy Mr. Blakely-An act providing for an gricuntsr:al college and location. By Mir. G odman-Au act to prevent gambling and the use of certain gambling devices. By Mr. Hughes--To prescribe the duties, number and compensation of employes of each bous, of legislature. By Mr. Orenough--Amending a law pro viding for the levy of taxes and assessment of priperty. Bills were introducel as follows: Ey Mr. Thomplson--10o-To provide the Compensation and mileage of members of the legislative asembly. By Mr. Wallace--105--To provide for bonding the outstanding indebtedness of Helens. By Mr. Blair--10'2--An act to faoilitate the recording of marks and brands. By Mr. Toole--l--An act appropriating mopey for the care and masntenance of the insane. By Mr. Hnstie--lf.-An act to creste the Eleventh judiciatl district, composed of the sonaties of Choteau and Fergus. The eommitteee on state boards and oBi mrs favorably recommended the bill pre scribing comlpen.tion and duties of the clerk of the supreme eonrt and regulating fee' Miss Mand HMurray has received the ap eointmeut of journal elerk in the bhouse. 5eueassie ,I, 7, a sad s.nate Joint memortl RAo 4 ,sie4 ' aemslew. The hboes was nh e.I. the whole the grater part of 'othe fiub Yea, ourne bills '14, 7. wet.d eea. Il t was re-referred to b~ t*e, the second was reeome wt a amed meat and the thirL Was to f4, /ot s.e lesion and s a w nt diardyi ooommittea. v Mer't. La k reo In tha chaar foqd mittree eseslons. ' The senate worked industrlogely yeetim day and cleared its Ales, B.l ry measre in position was advanced a stage or two. and the mles were suspended to enable this to be done. The followlng bills were pealed: Allowing colleges and univerltles under the patronages of religious bodies to change their names. Providing for taking up and advertising .-trays on public lauds. preatlnthe ofics of marshal of the su preme ceurt. Providing for advertIslng for bids for furnishing supplies to the legislature and state officers. Fixing bounties to be paid for killing of certain stook destroying animals. Making the irst Monday In September a legal holiday, to he known as labor day. Autholrsing state treasurer to transfer $5,000 from d he stook indemnity fand to the stock detective fund. Senate memorial concerning the Orors Indian reservation. House memorial in referene to Fort Shaw military resrvation. Senator fledges made a motion to recon sider the vote by whioh his supreme court report bill had been lost, and argued in favor of putting the work in the hands of the clerk on the score of economy. Senator Goddard doubted the ability of the elerk to do the work properly. The olerk was not a lawyer. The fact that he had accepted the place was prima factl evidence that he was not a lawyer. The motion to reconsider was lost. bills were introduced as follows in the senate: By Senator Hedges-Making an appropri. stion to enable the Historiecal society to collect fossils, etc.. and pay librarisan. By Senator Thornton-Fixing the aom penstion of members of the legislature at sii dollars per day and 20 cents mileage and luing the pay of the speaker of the house at 610 per day. By Senator Buford-Providing for the re noval of the state treasurer by the governor and the appointment of his successor in ase of default, etc. By Senator Hoffman-Providing for an Igrcultnral college and locating it at Isose can. By Senator Goddard-Conferring addi- n lonal powers and duties on clerks of dis- e riot courts. By Senator Matte -Creating a railroad t ommission and fixing its duties. Notices of bills were given in the senate e follows: By Senator Boecker-To locate the school v f mines at Glendive. p By benator Power--'To locate the states eform school at Fort Benton. By senator Goddard-To locate the state liversity at BIillings. f. By Menator Henunossy-Creating the office d f land commissioner. C By Senator Thompson-Annexing to Park ounty that part of the Crow reservation tl rest of Clarke Fork river. 51 By Senator ''hompso--Locating the state si ormal eelbool at Livingston, h HJy MenatoYr Matt--Locating the state h nuiversity at Missula. a Favorable retports from committees were h :eceived as follows ih the senate: b Educatiou-Substitute for senate bil a )roviding for a great seal of the state. h tubstituto for senate bill amending the a Uontana school law. I Judiciary-House bill ftling the fees of t bli secretary of state. U Counties, Towns, ce.--'nate bill creat- h Int the counrty of Valley out of part of I D)awon. t Through an error in yesterday's INaD- 1 PEND.NT it was made to appear that Mr. Penrose was endeavoring to get a bill through which will place quack doctors on I a legal plane with physicians of standing. I It should have stated that this is the work a if Dr. Stoddart, under whose direction the I Dill was prepared. It was given to Mr. Wallace, who requested Mr. Penrose to in- I troduce it. The maddest men in town yesterday were the county officers when they read an edit trial in Mr. Harrison's paper entitled a 'Banish the Lobby." They held a meeting later in the day and decided to give the publishers of the paper to understand that they would make matters even for the in sult. Attention, Chivalsers. All members of Canton Schuyler Colfax No. two, L O. O. F., and all visiting chiv aliers are requested to appear in fall uni form on Sunday at two p. m. sharp, in Odd Fellows' hall for the purpose of attending the funeral of Chivalier John McClore. By order of Hemwa Asnuseox, Capt. Joan B. BALES, Clerk. Tickets for grand masquerade ball ilven b Naomi Lodge No.1. Dauuhrers of HIbektsh ar now on sale at Blake & Wait's office, lelena Ca and the California Wine house. Barneyu & Berry's American club skates, forme price $4, only $2.75, at The Bee Hive Emmsa Joch's Seaoe. The Emma Juoh company's season be gins on 8saturday evemng, Feb. 21, at MinK's Opera house. Richard Wagner's wonderfol music drama, "Tannhuseor," with Miss Juch as "Elizabeth," and nearly every artist in the company in the remain ing roles, will be the opera produced. The Juooh company's splendid orchestra and chorus, with Nenendorf as musical di ector, will be important factors in this and the other operas announced for re-presenta tion, which are as follows: Monday, Feb. 11, Meyerbeer'a "Les Huguenote," Mice .Juch as Valentine; Tuesday evening, Feb. 24. Georges Bizet's "Carmen"; Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, . Verdis' "Ii Trove tore," and Wednesday evening, Feb. 25, Richard Wagner's "Lohengrin,' with Mime dJach as Ells. The fact of this affording an opportunity of enjoying the first produo tion of Wagner's and Mayerbeer's most cel ebrated operas in this city, as well as Mics Joeh in three of her grandest impersons tinas, makes the coming season one of un usual interest. The seats for each of the performances will be placed on sale Monday morning next, Feb. 1(. Seatuary and ase at considerably lees than cost at The Beoe Bive. the elerke in The !o Hive are so busr that they ihav e no tim ea o to ke a display olode. You are Invited to wear eot the threshold, at New Elct,.._Che .tore. ii ,_Sooth Main. Take advantage of the great closinr out male of the efii mi. Tiis hnumbug, as the s ore is mew offered for rent and the fiztsrm are for Lmps and laeare at .ese than cost, to close out, atjTe les Dire. Odd Fellows, Attetiaon I All members of Excelesior Lodge No. 5 are requested to be at their hall BSunday. Feb. 15, at two p. m., sharp, to attend the funeral of brother John McClnre. It. H. Bma-xTa, N. G. The Case of Jadge prier. Who Safered Thirty Years. IaLLE, Ore., April 10. I hereby certify that I have been troubled with a disease of the stomach and kidneys for the last thirty yearsand after asing four boxes of the Oregon Kidney Tea I have found great beneit and relief from it. A. i. Fasa, Late county jadae of Polk county. Osly a few more lamps imft at The Use Hive. for of having $ "N ,bSt.. neHoltwer, b iO Lopang O orpo ' " of the iaio d. ve nos as yet and owlag to the seut numb.i ~the r.dinl wu dlspenaed with Mt. lter will to-day give notiee in the homse that he will latrodsce an sot to amlend t a reating the Hekna oharter to Hedges was of opinion thaý o difi onlty would be eierlenoed in .pal the bill thiough. faving it rlned would expedte its consideration. As far as could be learned Mr. Howey was the only Lewis and Clarke member who has raised any objections to the bill, and his objectlons upon considersa tion, prove to hAve no connec tion with the pending ..uter. el topposed to the legslaatuoe giving the oity counacilpower to fund the oating in. debtednees. He says the people should have a ay on that. There is nothing in the charter tounhing upon this subject. It is the intention, however, to have a law en acted provldlyg for fandin floating in debtedness. his will comela special form and it will provide that any question of using funds shall be submitted to the vole of the people, The election of alderman at large Mr. Holter said would strike the LewisJltd Clarke members favorably, but he thought some advantage might be gained in thist the republicans. The general seNtinddt was, however, that party lines are never tightly drawn in local elections, and ex perience has shown that Helena has had an equal number of demooratice and reTputs lioan mayors. In this connection it was related that several democrats went to O. K. Wells and told him the democrats could not afford to take chances on the election of aldermen at large. During the same day a couple of republicans made the same objection in the Interest of their party. As lone as both sides are afraid they will lose by the oleo ion at large, the members of the commis don felt sure they had struck the right track, NOTHING PERSONAL AT ALL. L. J. Craven Says He Did Not Mean to Refer to the Prince. A. J. Craven, whose remarks at the Lin olu birthday celebration on Thursday sight gave many the impression that he ras making some personal allusion to Rns all B. Harrison, said yesterday that he in ended nothing of the kind. The only bing in his remarks, he thought, which sight be construed as referring to Russell a I. Harrison was that about editing the ad ertising department of a comic New Yok aper. Evroen that might not have been uken to mean Russell B. Harrison, though great many people, being aware that his ithor is president, may have supposed it id. The innocent little paragraph in Mr. raven's speech was as follows: "If Lincoln's father had been a preacher, ae boy, in the first place, would likely have tarred to death in his youth; if he esoaped barvation, it is likely he would have onored his father and mother, especially is father. by going into the garden truck nd poultry business. If his father had sen a doctor, the boy would have made a ee line for the pulpit, vainly hoping to ave an many as his father's pills killed. If is father had been a congressman, he rould likely have traveled abroad after eking a course in the reform school, unt I he old roan died of Blright's disease or ap plexy, and then coueo back and live with is mother, sometimes rejoicing in the ileasure of a full house and generallv put ing up for his ante. And if his father had sappened to be president he would likely nave busied himself lobbying about the de. ,artments, bargaining for a percentage of he salaries of those whom he got appoint. d to office, giving glowing recommends ions to manufacturers of pianos and soap, n consideration of their furnishing these articles to the White house free of charge; ie might possibly get to be an editor in the advertising department of some comic New fork paper." Special Meeting. The board of commissioners of Lewis md Clarke county, Montana, will meet in special session Thursday, February 19, 1891, it 10 a.m. By order of the board. J. S. Tooena, Clerk. All goods at The Bee Hive must be sold as the store will positively be closed out by May let. omfoe Removed. Dr. Carl Sohulin has removed his office and residence to the Horsky building, cor ner Sixth avenue and Main street, where he opened elegant quarters. The doctor is a graduate from the German universities of Leipzig and Marburg. Consultation in English, French or German. Office hours from 10 to 12 a. m. and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone 804. Genuine Blue Points on the halfshell. Motor OfBe. Wisdom's Violet Cream Is the most exquisite preparation in the world for softening and whitening the hands and face. It is not only a substitute for, but in every respect superior to glycer ine, cold cream, vaseline and like prepara tions. Try it. ned yb Th. Bee Hii.,lt wil say you well t see he.., as everything must be sold to cluas the Ladies' and children's underwear and hosiery at lee tban cost, to close the business, at The les Hive. B.nne& eBery's ladies' club skate. only $1.0, The Military fall. Troop A, K. N. G,, will give a grand blAll Feb. 20. Watch out for ad. iledsat from c0 cents and upwards at The Be. Ihire. The person that took the ladder from 318s War ran street will retarn sanm at once or stand a rest. Tor sad dolls at onslderablr leas than cost, to close the business, at The Bee Hive. Cat Flowers. Choicest selections always on hand. Prices reasonable. Enquire 120 Broadway. HELENA IN BRIEF. Jackson's muele store, Bailey blook. Board and rooms at Miss Neagle's, 118 Clark street. BSchlappi, the artistic piano tuner. Jasmes W. Barker, merchant tailor, Main street, opposite First National bank. A Woman's Face is Her Fortune,. I. aseel rle Grand Annual .earng Sales ___., ------C~_~i ie-tri S.:~--------- FINAL RD'CTIONS IN CLOAKS! - - II . - WE HAVE DETERMINED TO CLOSE OUT THE BALANCE OF OUR STOCK OF CLOAKS, JACKETS, WRAPS, PLUSH COATS AND NEWMRAKETS AT ONCE, AND TO INSURE AN EFFECTUAL CLEARING OUT, WE HAVE MADE FURTHER AND FINAL REDUCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE STOCK. NEWMARKETS, WRAPS AND JACKETS. $16.50 Garments Reduced to $11.25. $50.00 Garments Reduced to $85.00. $18.00 Garments Reduced to $18.85. $60.00 Garments Reduced to $45.00. 822.00 G anents Reduoed to $16.50. $25.00 Garments' eduoe to i18.00. $70.00 GGarments Reduced to $65.00. $88.00 Garments Eeduoed to $25.00. $85.00 Garments Reduced to $60.00. SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS IN DRESS GOODS, SILKS, COM BINATION, DRESS PATTERNS, LINENS, HOUSEKEEPING GOODS AND LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR. Jnst Opell--irst Shpiant or Sprlng Wash GooBds. li edon l it SANDS BROS. Mforning Star Lodge No. 11, A. F. * A. M. Meet seroond and fourth .atnrday. R A ri dar communication of the above named lodg will lako plac at Masonia 'Temple, orn.r of Broadweay and Jackson " treet,, this evening at 1 o'clock. All mnmhers are xported to beprompt in attendance, and aojournlnu brthren are cordially invited. E. . iKAILtBAtUK, W. M. JO8. J. P PINDSON tdrretry. HANDSOME Residence Lots CHEA P 2 Corners on Dearborn St 2 Lots on Madison Ave, Adjoined by fine residences, Corner on Hauser Avenue One block from Madison ave. E. S. FREHCH & CO, Dooms 10 and 17 Gold Block. SJ. P. PORTER -Dealer In REAL ESTATE AND MINES. Office: Basement Power block, corner Sixth avenue and Main, Helena. I ý LE r WISE & COODKIND, - ft WHOLESALE FINE D-a. In. -Old Kentucky. Wines, " WHISKIES, Liquors, Case Goo Cigars Sixth Ave,. and ai , BOURBON : . E. KEMP, LOOK OUT FOR BURGLARS I o ad purohase the Excelelor Portable, Sta. o .:t"dBýURGL AR ALARM, I . L HOSENCRANS, Agent, SP, O. Box Su, Helen, Mont. SPRICE $2.00. ipromptt.: AMERS -AN s ood !bl o r nivln e nlnor, ,oto Sl' e o OBTAIN ,o SEALS--$8, $3.50 and $4 ..... IbNO ,tO ,..,, ,,,Li .th. ýr b¥ "'vv wrlMtta oat oncWritL Corner Park Ave. and Edwards St.. ngfagee to L. MAY CO., Elt. Pauln. Mim' , HEEA --- -- -- * ONT.A.. ..... _.1 T. C. POW R, Pans. J. T. MURPHY, V.-Pase. C. L. RYAN, BSo.& TnaA IMontana Packing Provision Co JOBBERS OF Fresh and Cured Meats and Kettle Rendered Lard SHIPPERS OF EASTERN CORN - FED PORK AND BEEF. MANUFACTURERS OF "IG#E GCRA.ZD3H S.AVTSAG. , "lto., 3Eto. A full stock of PORK and BEEF CUTS of all kinds constantly on hand. The orders of outside dealers carefully and promptly attended to. STEELE & CLEMENTS, Real* Estate.* Loans* and. Investments Managers Jarvis-Conklin Mortgage Trust Co. for MONTANA AND IDAHO. Bailey Block, Helena, Montana. IMPROVE YOUR EYES. DR. A. MEYER, French Optician, and leturer on the human eye and epectaleI. optician from many institutions From hospitl. and eye infrmaree. Havi.g returned from France, can now be found at ROOM 22 . Merchats Hotel, Helena, oBt. Will call at reeidenes by request. Can be seen from Ni a. m. to 6 o'clock p. m. NO PEDDLEiS OR AGENTS EnPLOYDW, ARTIFICIAL EYEd INNERTZ D. A large stock of his French (,Glaes and Rook Crystel Improved ltpectaclee. Superior to an, other in see; constructed in accordance with science and philosophy of nature, admirably adI.tsd to the organs of sight, and perfectly natural to the eye, anording altogether the best help to the natural vision ever invented. Uasd only by Dr. Meyer. The dtvantages of there t,.etacle. over all others are: 1. They can be worn with perfect esae for any length of time at on. sit'ing, giving aostnihieog elearneaa of vision by canlle or other artificial light and comlftort to thle rpecale wearer hitherto 2. flow to telect hlasee. Iterestires profeseional guidanre even when a go.m article is offe eal. The docator not only has bet glasese that can be found in thei mar.et, but carerfully eamines and gives mii peneible advice for the proper seicetion of thi m. i i eer the ravelns anor at through the Uation of a bright light psuc a+ rePected from the snow in warm weather, whie pap.r in reading, writing, sewing, o in ;lviol rOloet hoiee. these enoe by softenleg the rays. reffect thi moat agreeable eenation am d give great rerlief. I hm spectacles are cienteifically djms.ted In every cae ,of defective eight with unerrincg aertny, whether arising from ae,. strain or premature decay, by Dr. Meyer on a new and xact. principle. entlrel R hi owu. whirl h.s seldom felled to he core-t. Dr. e her ie traveling at this time through the United States for the purp.e' of making known his theory to the Americain public. Dr. Meyer comes here wall rermuemoddrl in tihe highest terms of preis by numerons certificates from the moat eminent phyiciu. oceuli.t, divin.e, anti the mtot prominent men of our e ,' ntry. Who ontdereigned take p esare in stating that we Ileave eammlcedl mot of the lenes of Dr. A" Meyer, nd give it our trhelief that he is entire master of hlis art as an optician ]He sa+ able to demonstrate the adaptability of htie lenses to almost if not all disorders of the vision not depending upon organic disease. It is ,uhermorh our belief that he is a randblL. lnent gentleman. enl no one need feel afraid of being humbugged who mey trust tohins opinion. The credeauntials in h. pe sesilen ate from pe=rsos of character end reslaseahiitfty; quite a number are known tots aid we J Liser, Wm. Tey. I.I. D.. . al wn M . ID.L (.armLchal. M.D.Dyiapo e.iialval.ei Mi D.. J. J. MacDonald M. D., Marla M. Dean. i. P. Refersues-: henry Klein. . ,eldb-g. I. I;remhol.