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SEMI=\VEEKLY. SHOE Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes (lace), reduced from $4.oo to $2.50. Every pair a winner and not an old or shop-worn one in the lot. Ladies' Quilted Juliets, fur trimmed, brown and black, at $I.25. These goods arrived too late for the Holiday trade, so will rush them out at this re markable price. John D. losekamp elothier, FurnisheP and ShoeP PROFESSIONAL CARDS. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DR. J. H. RINEHART. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Ofice in First National Bank building, Billings, Monte ANDREW CLARK, M. D., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank building. Night calls answered at office. HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M.. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at office. 0. F, GODDARD. ATTORNEY.AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. & TRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. (LBice-Room 4. First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. JJAS. R. GOSS, LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Room 18, Belknap Block. CHARLES L. HARRIS, LAWYER. Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana, A. FRASER, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Boom 8, First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST NATIOALh BBANK -) OF ( sBIhIl$GS, MONTAJN Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 Surplus and Profits, - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. H. W. RowL.lT, Vice-Pros. S. F. Morns, Cashier. S. G. RiunoLs, Ast. Cashb, : L mNmat Je ZiUk ,is*~~#~u "5 4593 -' PEhLOWSTONE I>o National Bank OF BILLINGS CAPITAL, $60,000 SURPLUS, - - 20,000 I,. tIANC!OCK President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS. Cashier DIRECTORS. \. |. HABOOOK. DAVID FBATT, it. A. Garoes, ED. CARDWELL PETER LARSON. Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections. IDealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange. BILLINGS SFurniture and Carpet Company" ANNOUNCEMENT We have moved into our new place of business, where we hope to see our friends in spect our line of FURNITURE, UPHOLSTEY, ROOM MOULDING, PICTURE MOULDINQ, MATTRE4i - CROC Y, - QUEENSWARE, WALL PAPER, CARPETS, RUGS, MATTING, LINKOLEU;., WINDOW SHADBS, DRAPRIES, CURTAIN SASH RO LACE CURTAINS, -~PO Om 'L 9'~~ 11I CLARK MAKKS GAINS The Butte Banker Now Has Thir ty-Two Votes for U. S. Senator. COL. SANDERS IS IN IT Republicans Have Voted Solidly for Him Two Days-it Looks Like a Deadlock. Special to The Gazette. Helena, Jan. 13.-Clark gained one vote in the joint session at noon today. the vote of Senator Cullen of Dawson, who had voted for Toole before. Con rad, last night, claimed six additional votes, but his vote was unchanged. Judge Henry of Livingston developed into a possible dark horse, receiving the votes of Moore of Meagher and Swindle burst of Park. The vote was as follows: Conrad, 35; Clark, 22; Sanders, 14; Hoffman, 1; Henry, 2; Toole, 11; Hartman, 1; Mantle, 1; Fox, 3; Ma ginnis, 1. The republicans held a caucus last night and decided to again give Sand ers a complimentary vote or two. Jacqueth of Flathead was absent, which acconuts for the loss of one in the Sanders vote. The proceedings to day were marked by no special incident. WEDNESDAY'S BALLOT. Clark Gain' Tihree Votes--Gi uwell Is Now With Him. Helena, Jan. 11.-Judge McIntyre of the district court this morning or dered a grand jury empowered to inves tigate the charges of bribery in connec tion with the senatorial fight. The court stated that he had received a communication from the legislature requesting that a grand jury be called to investigate the bribery charges. He believed there was need for such a body. The clerk was accordingly in structed to draw fifteen names from the box. By a strange coincidence the first name drawn from the box was John A. Welcome, a citizen of Helena. All but one of the prospective grand jurors live in Helena. The sheriff was instructed to make return Saturday at 10 a. m. There were no more developments to day in the further investigation of bribery. The joint committee is con tinued and will probably be heard from later in the week. Both houses met this morning and after brief sessions adjourned until noon when the first joint session to bal lot for United States senator was held. The result was: Conrad, 38; Toole, 20; Marshall, 15; Clark, 10; Hoffman, 2; Hartman, 4; Mantle, 1; Frank. 1; Fox. 2; total, 93; one absentee. The detailed vote of the joint session for senator was: Conrad-Senate: Anderson, Camp bell, Courtney, Eggleston, Myers, Stan ton, Warner, Whiteside-8. House: Bonne , Boylan, Burke, Cooney, Crutclfeld, Finlen, Fitzpatrick, Flynn, Gallw y, Garr, Gibson. Gillette, Kelly, P. ; Kelly, Lamb, Lewis, Mad den, Matte, Moran, Murray, Nor moyje, O'Brien, Stapleton, Stephens, Stone, Toole, Warren, Watson, Wilson, Stiff-80. Toole - Senate: Clark, Cullen, Mahon, Norris-4. House: Bennett, Black, Day, Eversole, Fine, Hill, ~authinson, Kuphal, MCartiu, Metlen, paul, Phelps, Potting, aSullivan. c1weeney, Trusoott-16. Marhall-Senate: Hobuon. Moay, Miobell, Philips--4. House: Bess ley, Bywater, Hedges, Ingerasoll, .Jaoqoeh, Lindsay, Long, Magee, Masaye, Snds--lO. Ola.sk.eate: Connolly, Gruwell, B lan,. Rtddell, TIerqy--. House: QOsww liooikbart, Laddy, MoLaugllhb Whe*biOS Bowlem. Bmbs-3. Wiittaao4osess . Jon hse. LoIsn Upesebma at eges* THURSDAY'S VOTING. Clark Climbing Up and the Republl Switch to Sanders. Helena, Jan. 12.--,W. A. Clark m a large gain on the second joint ba for senator today, receiving 21 vi against 10 yesterday, while Conrad three. All but three of the Lewis Clarke delegation voted for him, E. Day explaining -his reasons.for cha ing from Toole to Clark. T Day spoke carefully and was gret by loud applause when he declared I he did not consider the evidence duced by the committee against C1 r asr incriminating. His address was opening for several others. Mr. I said: "Mr. President and Members: have been asked several times rece: to state my views upon the present atorial situation. I have delayed d( so until I was freed from sudden exc meat or passion, nnintimidated ne threats and uninfluenced by promise iy. personal advancement or flattery. ' i, time has now arrived. The dis in- guishing principle of our system of al is that every man, no matter how g. the charge, is presumed to be innoc id. until.found guilty after a fair and ed partial trial in a duly constitr he court of justice. le- "This assembly has been start from its usual deliberative condit r: by a report of a committee relative 4; certain alleged transactions of its ml 1; bers. I have carefully read the to [a. mony produced here before you there is not an incriminating wore it save the testimony of those who ist conspired to violate the law. and % id- are effectually shielded by the pro ,o. tion thrown around them through tl t, appearance before a committee appo: ed at their own solicitation and bet in which they alone were asked to apps to- The circumstances surrounding the It. pointment and action of this commis are of most peculiar character. view of these facts the presumption innocence to which I have refer should remain unimpaired. I "W elected to this legislature with the derstanding that I would support my vote no certain candidate for Uni re States senator and in obedience to w I believe to be the wishes of a great * jority of those whom I represent, I 'e my vote for W. A. Clark of Sil he Bow."' a When'the name of Gibson of Madi ire was reached he announced that ed voted for O. V. Barber of Madis e Huthobinson of Lewis and Clarke a nounced his vote for Clark. Ph( n' and Sweeney of the same delegat em continued to vote for Toole. ce Stephens of Missoula resented w 'as Day had said and denied that the c a. mittee knew anything in advance. ad Whep John R. Toole's name as reached he too replied to Day and at nounced as a lie any statement that committee acted unfairly. Mr. Da. to- this juncture said he was casting no of lection upon the committee, but in- clared the evidence was with in weight. Speaker Stiff took a hand the explanation and declared he ca ad here to vote for no man and that til wore no collar. Norris concluded 1l- speaking by declaring that the cf ,d. mittee did its duty and denounced i lie the statement that an advance 5; port had been prepared. Appla 4; greeted the change of votes to 01 1I, and Sanders. The result of the ha was: on Conrad, 85; Clark, 21; Sanders, Toole, 11; Mantle, 1; Hartman, P- Fox, 8; Barber, 2; Hoffman, 1; i a- ginnis, 1; total, 93. The vote in e: tailwas. y, Conrad-Senate: Anderson, Ca. na bell, Courtney, Eggleston, Myers, St * ton, Whiteside-7. House: Bomn d- Boylan, Burke, Uooney, Crutohlri • Fitzpatrick, Flynn,. Gallway, Gi 19, Gillette,P. Kelly, Kelly, Lamb, Lev n, Madden,. Matts, Moran, Mmrray, i moyle, Stapleton, Stephens. Ste in, Toole, Warren. Watson, Wilson, 8 tt -98. 11, Clark-Senate: Connolly, Graw , Hoffman, Riddell, Tierney, Warner * House: Bennett, Black, Conrow, D Fine, Hill, Hutobinmon. Kuaphal. Lc y, hart, Luddy, Martin, MLaughlin, : ' Leod, Trnusoott, Woods--15. I Sanders-Senate: Hobson, MoB * Mihltobel, Phillips, Woerdo-5. Hot Beasley, Bywat, Iage.smoll, Jacquc 1 Indadm. Lopl, Magee, Mavye, Is b* TooeI-S-nats: Olurk, Onlea, resa, Neui.-4. 'Esuse: Nyrn M* M POsl, ll.lPep, Pella, 5. Svan, Swleenm--, RbmesMto --'T ha nor: - awtat-.t.. et . 0mbamp Ms *' Q3 agbub .1.Gibm. O'MJ'~ w rwrrurr digMy p cru srr THE IEGISLATIVE NE The Montana Solana Do But Litti: While Wrought Up Over the Bribery Charges. THE BILLS INTRODUCEE Members Lookout For Their Salaries New Senatorial Candidates Bob Up-Surprises Were in Order. Monday-- ouse. The lower house of the legislature voted Monday afternoon to appoint, committee similar to that of the senate to examine the charges of allege( bribery, and Stephens of Missoula Cooney of Cascade, Toole of Deer Lodge were appointed. Among other busines that afternoon was the following intro duction of bills: H. B. 4, by Truscott-Permittinj sureties on bonds of county officers tb become severally as well as jointly lia ble. H. B. 5. by;Johnsou-Providing fo the election of a road supervisor ii each road district at each general elec tion, and defining his duties. H. B. 6, by appropriation committee -Appropriating $40,000 for the mile age and per diem of members, of the legislative assembly and $17,000 to pa. the salaries of officers and attaches oi the assembly. The following notices of bills wera given in the house Monday afternoon By Murray, relating to the appoint meat of administrators of the estates o: deceased persons. By Martin, relating to the fees o: jurors in civil cases. By Wouds, appropriating money fo: claims against the state incurred dur ing 1897. By .Stone, empowering the trusteei of school districts to establish an( maintain, if they choose to do so, free kindergartens. By Stone, providing for liens of say logs, shingles, lumber, etc. By Day, providing a lien on the sample cases of traveling men whi evade payment of hotel bills. Tuesday-Joint Session. Tuesday's session was mainly takes up in joint assembly, when the charges of bribery were heard. After a resolution by Stephens of Missoula, in which it was resolved thai the testimony was sufficient to convici of bribery and that the district judge be requested to call the grand jury im mediately, Senator Hoffman movec that the joint assembly be dissolved. In the House. After the senate had retired the house was called to order, notices o0 several bills were given and H. B.'s 7 '8 and 9, by Stone, Day and Lindsay were read the first and second timei and referred to the committee on judi oiary. The house then proceeded to ballot for United States senator, the result of which was announced in Tuesday's Ga zette. The house thereupon adjournec until Wednesday. In the Senate. The senate met at the usual time Tuesday and after the conclusion of the opening proceedings, the honorable body went into joint session with the house to hear the charges of bribery. ---. THE - Linton Clothing Co. (.OTHING AND FUhNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HRTS NoD CIxP Woors RND S~ew T esat Selete Steo a a Mxataas l7by fter the joint sessioiz the senate ' umed its session.: Senator Cullen's bill amending t:bfl aw in regard to registration was read nd referred, as was Warner's bill f he creation of a separate building foi he feeble-minded at the deaf l*b Lumb asylum. Sensations were the order of the da nd Senator Connolly of Granite dau. J oe when be introduced a resolutio.! ave a committee appointed to ien t ate the alleged charges of coercion lt aoters of the counties of Deer iLodi ad Silver -Bow by Marous Daly ntil he Anaconda company. The im6li vas finally laid aside temporaril, Y he time had arrived for the se.eate t, eke a vote for United States senator..:.: i ftter the vote the resolution was taken 1 p, with an amendment to strike. OUt. 'ut he words Deer Lodge and Silvel Bow, Lfter a debate the amendment prevailed' rd the resolution was tabled, where pon Connolly withdrew it. The sen: te then adjourned. Wednesday-In the Senate. Upon motion the president appointed committee, all old colleagues of the leceased, to prepare suitable resolu ions upon the death of ex-Senator idetzel. S. B. by Norris, relating to chattel nortgage and attachment, was read the lrst and second time and referred. Courtney introduced a resolution,' imilar to that adopted by the house, ,roviding for the continuance of the in 'estigation into the charges of bribery. vith a view to bringing the perpetrat- ;. rs of these alleged crimes to justice.=,` ind the same was adopted on motion of Whiteside. The following notices of bills were- .: iven, after which the senate ad=' turned for the joint session and the lay. By Clark, to amend certain sections f the Political Code. By Whiteside, to provide a hospital . : ud other improvem*nts for the Mon nua soldiers' home and to appropriate onpey therefor; also, providing for he admission of Mexican war veterans rd veterans of the late war with pain into the Montana soldiers' home. In the House. Lamb gave notice of the introduction f a bill at some future day amendin g he Code of Civil Procedure relating to he number of judges and jury panels u the district courts of the judicial dis riots of the state. Gibson gave notice of a bill relating o public administrators, giving cred tors of estates preference over the ad ninistrator. The following bills were read the rat and second times and referred to he committee on judiciary: By Hedges-H. B. 10, relating to the nding of the fiscal year and the filing f reports of state and county officers. By Murray-H. B. 11, relating to at achments. By Kelly-H. B. 12, relating to the ppointment of administrators of estates f deceased persons. Kelly of Silver Bow then asked the onsent of the house to introduce a re lution, and no objection being made., he resolution was read, 'which, in atrib tance, was that the attorney genea , ri e requested and directed to assist the ounty attorney of Lewis and Clarke", ounty in the investigation of bribery barges and the prosecution of such ~e y ir one as may upon investigation be ir. i ioated. The resolution was adol i .ti. ad the house then took i recess. unlm 2 o'clock to meet with the senate .A~ Dint session to vote on United Stat9l9 enator. The house convened after' " Dint session and then adjourned untit bhursday. Continued on Fourth Page. ".Fi ~ i-- i