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SUBSTITUTE BILL ON WORK
MEN'S COMPENSATION MAY
Helena, Feb. 28.-The joint confer
once committee on workmen's com
pensationi met this afternoon, and a
long discussion ensued with reference
to the Minor and Murphy bills on that
subject. The committee adjourned to
meet again tomorrow without having
arrived at any definite conclusion, al
though one of the committee states
that it is probable the conference
committee will draft and submit a
substitute for the two bills.
The following bills were today ap
proved by Governor Stewart:
H. B. 78, by Mayfield, requiring
aliens to pay a gun license; H. B. 86,
by Sweet, relating to the manner in
which Insurance companies may trans
act business in Montana; H. B. 113, by
Day, appropriating $2,000 to defray the
expenses of Montana commission to
participate in 50th anniversary of the
battle of Gettysburg; H. B. 125, by
Crippen, relating to witnesses; H. B.
150, by Brewer, altering the boundary
lines of Flathead, Missoula and San
ders counties; H. B. 184, deficiency
claims of state game warden's office,
and H. B. 198, deficiency claims of
NW ACUNTY BILLS
WLL PASS HOUSE
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the bills to send J. C. Kinney, stand
pat republican, to the senate from Wi
baux county, and return Standpat Re
publican Senator John Survant to the
senate from Phillips county, are signed
by the governor.
The roll call for and against imme
diate consideration follows: For
postponement, progressives - Annin,
Blair, Collins, Cookingham, Cramer,
Ellingson, Henley, MacRae, Nye, Pope
-10. Democrats-Burnett, Burns,
Crismas, Drinkard, Durkan, Gould,
Graybeal, Holt, Jewell, Kelly, King,
McClung, O'Neill, Phillips, Sickler
15. .Republicans-Bair and Tighe-2.
Grand total, 27.
For immediate consideration, pro
gresslves-Crippen, Glenn, Harmon.
Jordan (Flathead), Kemmis, Mayfleld
6. Democrats-Carroll, Clark, Cutts,
Day, Ezekiels, Fishbaugh, Fisher,
Gleason. Hustead. Jahreiss. Johnson,
Kiley. Kirschwing, Kuphal. Largey.
Lemmon. Lovelace. McNally., Norton,
Poulsson, Prescott, Rhoades, Smith,
Spogen, Stewart, Sulivan, Sweet,
Walker, Word, Mr. Speaker-30. Re
publicans-Brower, Camp, Crull, Clay,
Doggett, Heinrich, Higgins, Hough,
Mains, Rowe, Working-11. Mave
ricks-Carnal and Jordan of Dawson
2. Socialist-Conner-1. Total, 50.
Donlan 'Fesses Up.
The house was the scene also of
another political development of start
ling character. This was when Rep
resentative Word of Lewis and Clark,
in a statement of personal privilege,
told the house that Senator Donlan of
Missoula had authorized the statement
that he was the, senator for whom At
torney Dan Yancey drew the bill for
the removal of the state fair from
Helena to Great Falls. That he gave
the bill to Senator Stevens, and that
it was the, bill introduced in the house
by Mains of Teton.
Representative Word made this
statenent after King had attempted to
have his affidavit, in which he charged
Word with having offered him the bill
for introduction, read into the, records.
On motion of Lovelace, which carried
overwhelmingly, the request of King
was laid on the table.
In the senate the state of Represen
tative Word was corroborated by Sen
ator Donlan in a brief statcnent.
This was one of the considerations
that moved the Lewis and Clark dele
gation in the house to vote for imme
diate consideration of the Wihaux and
Phillips county bills.
Senator Donlan is one of the chiefs
of the bi-partisan combine in the sen
ate which has stood li 1 an invincible
phalanx in forcing considerat!on of
the two vicious political debt-paying
schemes. It was up to the republican
machine to make good its promise to
the Phillips-Survant crowd in the one
instance and the Kinney crowd in the
other, hence Senator Donlan came out
in the open and assumed full respon
sibility for the conception of the fair
In the Senate.
The senate finally passed IL B. 84,
by Spogen, after increasing the, amount
To the Se.tler w.s a s 'Ii"e,.s.
anw D datrici eof Manitoba.
berta, there am thous
and of Free Home
cases e ers mewl be
pseracre. These lands
t re well adapted to
I any cases the rajiways in
Canada have been built in ad
vance of settlement, and in ashort
time there will not be a settler
who need be more than ten or
twelve mile from U line of rMl
by Government Commission.
Slcial Conditions. TheAmeri
er is at home in West
Great Fail. Mkat
or t! Sopt. of bnmo gFion.
for the purchase of a mansion for the
governor to $30,000.
It also :tacked on an amendment to
the McNally bill limiting the hours of
employment, aid snt the bill back to
the hopse. The amzn rent, which
provided that working women might
work more tliap nile )hours in any one
day, provided they receive extra pay
for the extra time, will, if adopted by
the house, practically nullify the bill.
The 'house refused to concur in the
senate .rmendment to I. B. No. 123,
by Stewart, relating to the limitation
of the debt-incurring powers of com
missioners of irrigation, districts.
When the bill left the house it pro
vided commissioners could assess a
charge of 50 cents an acre on land in
irrigation districts without submitting
the assessment to a vote. The senate
amended the bill to give commission-I
ers power to levy an assessment of
$1.00. As a conference committee to'l
consider the matter with the senate
Speaker -Macdonald appointed Stewart
of Gallatin, Pope of Yellowstone and
Conner of Lincoln.
On third reading the house passed:
H. B. No. 271, by .Murray, providing
for inspection of steamboats.
H. B. No. 350, by McNally, for pay
ment of salary of clerk of the Montana
H. B. No. 36, Drinkard, ý highway
bill (by vote of 48 to 28.)
ra. B. No. 322, by Jewell, providing
for pro-rating of all attachments.
11. B. No. 295, by Day, to legalize
sale of real property by county com
IH. B. No. 283, by Fishbaugh, making
the definition of a legal fence broader
and more lenient than is now provided.
H. B. No. 267, by Walker, providing
that cities of the first class can pay
patrolmen $125 a month.
The house killed H. B. No. 95, by
Smith, regulating the sale of potton,
duck and canvas goods. The livestcick
committee recommended fore congur
rence S. B. No. 101, by Selway, 'riat
ing to the quarantining of domestic
and Texas cattle.
,The senate amendments to H. B. 84,
raising the appropriation for the gov
ernor's mansion from $20,000 to $30,
000, were concurred in.
The senate amendments to H. B. 31,
making the working hours of women
nine hours instead of eight, as pro
vided in the bill, were sent into the
discard by the house. McNally, father
of the bill, explained to the members
that 'the senate amendments prac
tically destroyed the advantage to be
gained by the bill. The vote, to not
concur in the amendments, was unan
imous. A conference will take up the
matter. The conference committee is
composed of Representatives McNally,
'Crull and Kelly.
In the committee of the whole, Hig
gins in the chair, this afternoon the
house gave an exhibition of snappy
legislation. The bills passed follow:
H. B. 247, relating to the adjustment
of liabilities and assets between old
and new counties; :H. B. 332, to provide
for the creation, organization and
classification of new counties; H. BR.
230, to create and establish a standard
size of apple box providing for the
proper labeling; 'H. B. 231, requiring
persons selling nursery stock to ob
tain a license; H. B. 358, prohibiting
the members of the railroad commis
sion from holding any other office or
pursuing any other vocation; H. B.
177, relating to the salaries of mayors
and aldermen; H. B. 199, known as
the "anti-cigarette" law. A fight was
expected on this bill but it passed the
committee by a vote of 31 to 6. H.
B. 240, authorizing the sale of fish
and game birds; S. B. 115, allowing
railroads to carry passengers and
freight free in certain cases. Among
others, this bill grants passes to all
of the state officers, state fair em
ployes, horticultural boards, the pres
idents and members of the faculties of
state educational institutions, provided
that the passes are asked for by the
secretary of state and delivered to him
by the railroad.
S. B. 73 was held up by the house
until the senate takes action on a
similar bill that was introduced in the
A. resolution was passed asking the
governor to return II. B. 169 hecause
of a clerical error made in enrolling
Several other bills passed the com
mittee and S. 1. 116, compelling rail
roads to pay for the coal confiscated
when consigned to others, was not
concurred in because the amlendmlent
added made the bill useless.
The iLeighton bill to prevent pro
creation by idiots and feeble-minded
persons was passed up to the steering
committee by the senate tolday.
The bills recommended for passage
by the senate in committee of the
whole were: House bills 159 and
160, by Gould, to divide the present
bureau of agriculture, labor and in
dustry into two departments, namely,
the department of agriculture and
publicity and the department of labor
and industry. It also recommended for
passage with two slight amendments,
H. B. 309, by the committee on educa
tion, an act to submit to the qualified
electors the question of increasing the
rate of taxation for a period of 10
years on real and personal property,
so as to raise revenue for the support
of state educational institutions.
Bills Passed by Senate.
The bills passed by the senate on
third reading were: H. B. 84, by
Spogen, to appropriate $30,000 for the
purchase of erection of a mansion for
the governor; H. B13. 31, by McNally,
limiting the hours of employment for
women; S. I, 154, by Byrnes, to pre
scribe the time and manner in which
common carriers shall adjust and pay
freight losseq and overcharges; S. B.!
167, by Whiteside, appropriating mnoney
to pay claim of Charles Muckton for
the care and keep of Lee Raine, a
ward of the state, and S. B. 169, by
Taylor, eliminating the payment of a
license by picture shows in towns hav
ing a population of lgss than 1,500
The senate committee on finance
aSd claims recommended concurrence
S. as numner of house bills making I
appropriations for deficiency claims,
including one for the purchase of ad
ditiloial lands for the state fair
The senate, adjourned to meet at 10
N 3zh I OF NEW SPRING STYLES
- \ý\ The man who likes to select his
II \new spring clothing early will find
this Men's Clothing Store ready
to serve him to his entire satis
,r faction. Every accepted new style feature
for spring and summer is embodied in the
scores of new models from the best makers
in the land. You'll find here clothes that even an expert
would stamp "custom made"---they're as correct as any Fifth
avenue or Bond street merchant tailor could make.
Nowhere else in Missoula will you find such clothes--
the product of the finest designing talent, the most skilled
tailors, the best workshop facilities and years of experience.
They're clothes in which you can trust for absolute sat
isfaction---and clothes satisfaction here means not only style,
fabric, fit and finish, but shape-retention to an unequaled
degree, and price. We never inaugurated a season with such good clothing as now. Constant
striving to make each season's new goods better than the last, and better in values, is mani
fested in every garment and in every price ticket.
The new fabrics are simply beautiful in their weaves and effects never seen before---rough
and smooth finished materials in grays, blues, browns and mixtures, many of them imported.
New models in coats, with two and three buttons and soft roll fronts, cut so the high-cut vests
show when the coat is buttoned. There are styles for men who like to affect the latest decrees
of fashion, as well of plenty of good conservative models that look well on any man at any time.
Norfolks are to be a big thing this season---every man's wardrobe ought to include such a
suit for outing and general wear. These are here in a variety of styles and fabrics sure to please.
Premier Suits and Overcoats H., S. & M. Suits and Overcoats
Wool-Worth Suits Young Men's Fashion Clothes
Prices $18.00 to $40.00
SHIRTS in new spring patterns are here in splen
drous array. New styles, new patterns, new
weaves, new colorings and new ideas in making.
In the Manhattan line you'll see new plaited front
and negligee shirts and soft shirts, made with the
French turn-back cuffs, in Madras, mercerized Ox
fords, soisettes, flannels, cheviots and silks--$2-00 to
The new Hallmark shirts are the best we have ever
shown under this label. White plaited shirts, white
negliees with starched or soft cuffs, shirts in soisettes
and corded fabrics and no end of patterns and colors
in Madras and novelty shirtings--1.00 and $1.50.
A new number in the Coronet line comes in six fine T '
patterns and has soft collar and tie to match, all for "
OR between season's wear, our Ribrite springg Hat IsHere
F weight Union Suits are just right. Made from Y ur New Spring Hat s Here
fine pure worsted, natural giray color; perfect fitting We've told you this repeatedly, season after season, but never felt more en
$50and made with the latest improved closed crotch- thusiastic in making the announcemen t. All the new shapes and colors are
$250 and $3.00. here, in the makes that have been 'ma king good" with our customers so many
years. Your hat is certainly in the showing, come and pick it out.
OF the smaller items of men's furnishings you'll find SO1T HATS STIFF HATS
our inaugural showings not wanting in ahy par- Stetson's ..................................$5.00 Knox Derbies .................. $5.00
ticular. A new silk half hose you can depend upon, in Knox Soft Hats ................... ...$5.00 The New Stetson "Self-Conforming"
black, tan, gray and blue; pair, 25c. Wonderfelt Soft Hats .................... $3.50 Derbies, sold here only ...................$5.00
Slidewell collars are always in order and correct in Montana Soft Hats .............................$3.00 Montana DI)erbies ..........................$3.50
style. The collars with the little tab that lets the tie If it's a cap instead of a hat that you have on your mind, we can show you
"slide well."-2 for 25c. the latest things in these, too-75c to to $2.50.