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GOVERNOR STEWART SIGNS BILtL
AND APPOINTS BOA'RD OF THREE COMMISSIONERS. ifelena, March 14.-(Special.)-The Kiley boxing bill this afternoon re ceived the approval of Governor Stew art, and in accordance with the pro visions of the measure he named a state athletic. commission consisting of Dr. S. A. ,Cooney of 'Helena; John F. Davis, of Butte; and Joseph L. ldarkham of Billings. But to give the opponents of the measure an op portunity for invoking the referendum if that is their purpose, Governor Stewart provided the appointments should not become effective for 30 days. "I have appointed what I believe is as high class a commission as could ,be, selected," said Governor Stewart. "E]ach commissioner is well known in his community and is a representative citizen. "I provided their appointm nt should not take effect for 30 days before the law becomes operative." Governor Stewart- also approved to day the following bills: StB. 69, by McKenzie, amending the law t'elating to the creation of special improvement districts in cities. 'S. B. 29, by O'Shea, providing for the payment of interest at. the rate of two and one-half per cent on de posits of public moneys. S. J. MIM. No. 6, by .McKenzie, peti tioning congress to increase donation of land on Assinniboine reservation to state from 640 to 2,000 acres. H. B. 234, providing for the execu tion, filing, renewal and foreclosure of chattel mortgages. H. B. 217, by McNally, amending the law to'permit of the incorporation of religious parishes. S. B. 101, by Selway, relating to quarantining of Texas and domestic cattle. S. B. 102, making sheriffs and dep uties bounty inspectors. S. B. 105, by (L'ighton, unifying all state educational institutions under title of University of IMontana, and ,providing for elimination of duplica tion of courses. S. B. 122, by Whiteside, designating rwho shall 'be eligible to enter soldiers' home. iS. B. 133, by Larson, relating to trade marks. S. B. 166, by Duncan, relating to evidence of false pretenses. S. J. IM. No. 4, by Darroch, p)etition ing congress to establish horticultural bDuilding at Washington. S. J'. M. No. 8, by W!hiteside, peti tioning congress to cede abandoned Fort Harrison military reservation to the state. Keen disappointment is manifest here tonight among the opponents of the Kiley bill for a state athletic commission which was signed by the governor this afternoon. It is learned at a late hour tonight that plans have been decided upon for a very early meeting at which a move will be made to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by the governor's announce ment that he would defer the date when the appointment of the commis aloners under the bill will take effect for 30 days, to permit of a referendum being, had upon the measure. It is taken for granted by the men who will interest themselves in this movement that the constitutional provision which declares that a referendum may he ordered by petition signed by five per cent of legal voters of the state in two-fifths of the whole number of counties is the provision referred to by the governor. However, there is another provision of the constitution in the same article by which the law may be rendered inoperative if a ref erendum petition shall be signed by 15 per cent of the legal voters of a majority of the whole number of the counties of the state. And it is understood that this lat ter provision will be relied upon by' opponents of the law in the event of their failure to secure the signatures of the five per cent in two-fifths of the counties within the 30 days named by Governor Stewart. Some of the opponents of the new law are inclined to think that the work of getting five per cent of the voters is 30 days' time is rather too strenuous a task, and these favor a participation in the direct legislation meeting to be held In this city on the 28th of this month, to the end that the 15 per cent of voters in a majority of the counties of the state may be obtained within the next six months, and thus render the law inoperative until voted upon by the people at the general election in 1914. NEW SCHEME IS JURNED <Continued From Page One) claims has not been satisfactorily ex plained. Continuing, it says in part: "We have- bsolutely no objdbctipn to a traffic arrangement whereby the Union Pacific traffic is turned over to the Southern Pacific and conveyed thence to San Francisco over the Benicia line, and the same may be said for the Union Pacific traffic or iginating at bay points. Yet, if such an agreement is desirable from the standpoint of the Southern Pacific, certainly it should be willing to per form a like service for the Western Pacific (a Gould line) or any other competing line, for a like payment, and the Union Pacific, daesiring only that the service be performed for it for the stat&d cotppensation, of course, can have *o Lhtertet In preventing the southern 0'acific "from mnaking more money by peiforming for snother line a like traffic servib for adeqtate con sideration. "The supreme court wants he lines to be unmerged and we will pre Went. if we can, combinations in such y yOUR clothes for t spring are ready now-it's Just distinctly new styles for-men as for women. Barring the bright colors and vivid con 'IJI trasts, these changes are no less important than in women's attire. -r Every man should make an early visit to this Clothing store and see the new Suits and Overcoats-the production of Amer- - ica's recognized best tailors and leaders in men's style-creating: Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes WoolWorth Clothes Fashion Clothes Suits and Overcoats, $15 to $40 We shall not attempt description. Suffice it to say that these master tailors' work is ready to show you. The l suits in blended browns and blues will be in high favor, as will also the two-toned grays and the new gray checks, We - are especially proud of the suits we've marked to sell at $25. Values incomparably better than the same money will buy I /, 'any place else-fine fabrics and patterns, style created by the best designers,! tailored in the most perfect manner. But whether you want a suit for this price or more or less you'll find the values equally great in proportion. ANEW HAT is probably on your list ! for Easter. Choose where the biggest assortment, the latest styles and the best hats are available 4 here. New Stetson, Knox and Montana derbies-$5 to $3.50: New Stetson, Knox, Wonderfelt and Montana soft hats %$5.00 to $3.00. " r at / f ý ý ý Ot ecrpia.Sufcei t ayta untoerglng. As a condition to any ap proval which we may give to any mat ter for which our approval is required by law, the substance of our condi ttons respecting the Benicia 'cut-off and tie terminal facilities mnust be complied with. Therefore, any traffic arrangement which will, in our opin ibn,'.el ia ,f evade our conditlofs heretofore "Tmnig~ed and accomplished by tndirection that which' we have re flised to approve when squarely pre sented, will be considered by us suf ficient grounds to warrant our with holding a.pproval of the lease." The, conirhisslon reiterates its pre vious criticism of purchase by the Kuhn-Loeb. syndicate of the Southern Pacific stock and Its fear that such an arrangement would result in "the practical cttntrol of tie Southern Pa cific by stockholders of the Union Pa cific, so that there would be, in reality, but one agency in control of the two alleged or supposedly competing com panies, thus entirely defeating the ob ject sought to be brought about by the supreme court of the United States." In respect to this matter, the com mission recognizes, however, the par mountey of the federal government "which has the sole power to prevent the consummation of these arrange ments in these respects." The commission thus withholds its approval. "We cannot pass formally or specifically on the matter for the reason that thl' rcyresentatlon which has been made to the commission lhas been wholly inadcquate to acquaint the commission with the agreements which have been entered into or are to be entered into." In this connection, Mr. Lovett tele graphed under dite of March 1t: "If the approval of the commission and of the court (the United States district court of St. Louis) are not obtained by Saturday the underwrit ing syndicate Is lost and the entire plan is defeated." In agreeing to underwrite the pur chase of the Southern Pacific stock for $126,000,000, the Kuhn-Loeb syndi cate, referred to hy Mr. Lovett, was to receive a percentage fee in excess of $1,000,000 for its services whelther the plan carried or failed. A Cold, La Grippe, Then Pneumonia Is too often the fatal sequence. l.a Grippe coughs hang on, weaken the system, and lower the vital resist ence. R. t-. Collins, postmaster, Bart negat, N. J., writes: "I was troubhled with a severe La (Grippe cough which completely exhausted me. Foley's Honey and Tar Compound soon stopped the coughing spells entIrely. It can't be beat." Missoula Drug Co. --Adv. ODD FELLOWS FORM LIBBY ENCAMPMENT I bby, ,March 13.--(Special.)-An en cair.pinent lodge of the Independentl Order of Odd Flellows was instituted in lhibby on Monday night by Deputy Grand Patriarch J. W. Johnson and (irand Junior Warden F. 1i. French of K'lispell. There are six charter mem bers and Is new lmenubera were taken in immediately after the lodge was Institutdl. 'IThe chlrter c e1Ihera oe: Thomas tits itze r, I t·1~1, :Is T Cllxll* I'P. iE. Ailijins, post e uip f pati i J. ,A. Kch I :llllett t, (I 11t t a,_t priest; R. IL Yates, I'uri Amite us'a ui J, P. Stift ei w .ilcu t~uuu it t. ltueiti jcutr~uiut,: J. A. RItnuinfelltow, juigih priest; J. 1'. Bouwuii, Ssenior witrudun: -'or1 Anderson. juniour airdten; 'tiu.. S-witzer, strile; P'. ti. dinstrict dpututy grand pci ?iau-ch. (Io hu tue worpld', largest electric tiants is plulttufed to dev-clup power lip nuuariy all thu uinites ilpuluiutd Jo itauiunsburg, South Atriuwi.