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SUBSTITUTE BILL ON WORK
MEN'S COMPENSATION MAY SE INTRODUCED. (Staff Correspondence.) 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 district judges. NW ACUNTY BILLS WLL PASS HOUSE (Continued From Page One) 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 removal -bill. In the Senate. The senate finally passed IL B. 84, by Spogen, after increasing the, amount haada's Offering To the Se.tler w.s a s 'Ii"e,.s. lee :Homesteads 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 grai growing&cattle Faoilities 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. Bills Passed. 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 fish commission. 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 missioners. 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. Bills Recommended. 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 house. A. resolution was passed asking the governor to return II. B. 169 hecause of a clerical error made in enrolling the bill. 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 persons. 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 erollaae. The senate, adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock .toamnoow. N 3zh I OF NEW SPRING STYLES --== -IN -Men's Clothing - \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 $5.00. 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 " $1.50. 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.