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The Billings Gazette.
SEM I=EEKLY. VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MON'T'ANA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24. 1899 NO. 7,9 SHOE Oý Em CE SUA1E Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes (lace), reduced from $4.00 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 $1.25 These goods arrived too late for the Holiday trade, so will rush them out at this re markable price. John 0. Iosekamp elothier, FuPnisheP and 5hoer PROFESSIONAL CARDS. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. D., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DR. J. H. RINEHART. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Office in First National Bank building, Billings, Monta ANDREW CLARK, M. D., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank building. Night calls answered at office. flARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M.. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at office. 0. . GODDARtD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. FRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office-Room 4, First National Bank Building. Billinge, Montana. JAB. R. 0088, 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 3, First National Batsik Building, Billings. FIRST PATIONAL BANK -)OF( BIkhuI]lGS, MONTRII Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 Surplus and Profits, - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. H. W. ROWLsy, Vice-Pres. S. F. Moasa, Cashier. S. G. RrnoLoDS, Asst. Cash. DIRiCTOSU: C.t . T. Bbseek, Jos. s mrese.il H. W. ItiW Ps 3, NPo~r Tm ~ ~ P, ps~~h -iLu4 4593W YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BANK ... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -0 A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashier DIREOTOR8. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID PRATT, (. A. CGRIGOS, ED. CARDWELL PETER LARBON. --- Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Depostt Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collectioni -o Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchang BILLINGS Furniture 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 MOULDING, MATTRESS, CROCKERY, i QUEENSW ARE, WALL PAPER, CARPETS, RUGS, MATTING. LINEOLEUM, WINDOW SHADES, DRAPERIES, CURTAIN POLES, SASH RODS, LACE CURTAINS, PORTIERES, TOYS, TOYS ANOTHER SENSATION Sprung by Lindsay of ' Dawson Who Adjures Republicans to Remain Steadfast. CLARK LEADS THE RACE Gains Votes from Conrad-Candidates Dropping Out-Grand Jury to Re port This Afternoon. Special to The Gazette. Helena, Jan. 24.-Representative Wm. Lindsay of Dawson county fur nished the sensation of the day in the joint session at noon, when his name was called. Lindsay is one of the fif teen republicans in the legislature, and to head off a rumored break of the re publicans to W. A. Clark for United States senate he spoke for thirty min utes in explanation of. his vote, charg ing that it was common talk that cer tain republicans had been purchased. "Republicans, although in the minor ity, will be held to.strict accountabili ty," he declared dramatically," and if they allow themselves to be swerved a hair's breadth from the path of duty they will be branded as political out casts and social Pariahs as well." The ballot then" proceeded without incident, the only feature being the in crease of Clark's vote i'y accessions from Conrad, it being the first time that Conrad's ranks had been invaded by that candidate. The number of can didates voted for today was the small. est since the session opened. The result was: Clark, 88; Conrad, 31; Cornelius Hedges (rep.), 15; Maj. Martin Maginnis, 6; Dr. Fox, 2. The grand jury appointed to investi gate the bribery charges is expected to report at 3 p. m. today. The report will be accompanied by no indictments and will be regarded by the Clark men as a. vindication of their man. The Clark forces claim that they will wind up the fight this week and that they will have republican votes if nec essary to use them. CLARK WILL WIN. A Forecast of the Senatorial Fight as It Appeared Last Night. Editorial Correspondence. Helena, Jan. 28.-Clark's election, with or without republican votes, ap pears to be only a matter of a few days. And the indications are tonight that he will receive no assistance from the re publicans; all the information I can gather on this subject is to the effect that the fifteen members will vote for a party man to the end.' They honored Cornelius Hedges of this city with a vote today and tomorrow will compli ment G. H. Grubb of Flathead county, a candidate for associate justice of the supreme court on the McKinley ticket two years ago. Then the republicanm will probably return to Marshall, bul if the contest lasts several days they are likely to compliment other party leaders throughout the state. Clark got 36 votes today, gaining Senator Hannah of Sweet Grass county, who has been voting for Fox, and Rep resentative More of Meagher, who had been supporting Hartman. There were only eight scattering democratic votes, divided between Maginnis and Fox, and it is claimed that six of these will ultimately go to Clbrk. That would make him 49 and if he ever reaches those figures his election is a foregone conclusion. ,It is an open secret that it is now difonult to hold some of the Conrad men in line and the necessary votes to elect Clark will very likely come from that source. The Daly men would break away from Conrad in a minute if they dared to do so and vote for most anyone but Joe Toole, demo orat or republican, but they are afraid to do it. If they did the weak Conrad supporters would get into the Clark band wagon and fll it up with the re. quied 48 in no time. So onrd. It will be mea u the Dalyites bottled up, but still Great Flls man has an show .t being elected. Few people dery that Qark is using mweas . brut hi dea euste amdheu m Sow M. ales .pub i. aes srag shemld meeed iss h pie tht set. A dhLewtill be, ee _es -sr sn snus Is ee.p. t Ihe Wbad Ibth s is agg ae the Aeti e at th e b ete eath sms to ba pm, pea b urn t uW w hmr limp aes aI5p can and can't help it if Clark is elected; that the senatorship is for sale and he has the money to buy it. This is the situation as accurately as it can be described tonight. Clark and his chief lieutenants wear an air of so preme confidence and the Daly men ad mit that they have done all they can ddito beat him. N6 one seems to know or care when the grand jury will report and the impression seems to be general that it will not hurt anybody when it do6s. Clark's election, I confidently believe, will occur before the week is out, and I also believe the republicans will stand by their party to the end. E. L.B. CLARK CONTINUES TO GAIN. 3. K. Toole Sends Letter to His Supporters Withdrawing His Name. Helena, Jan. 21.-The joint ballot for United States senator today re suIted in some more surprises for the anti-Clark forces,the Butte man record ing a further increase. Three votes' went to him for the first time, Metlen of Peaverhead, who has been voting for Toole; Johnson of Carbon. who has been voting .for !Hartman and Fox alternately, and Parker of Granite, who has been voting for Mantle. One of Clark's supporters, Walsh, was absent today, oltherwise his total vote would have been thirty-four. J. K. Toole sent a letter to each of the sena tors and representatives who have been supporting him withdrawing his name. His friends respected his wishes and voted accordingly. The republican vote went to T. C. Marshall. There were five absentees, four in the house and one in the senate. The vote re sulted: Clark, 33; Conrad, 33; Mar shall, 14; Maginnis, 5; Fox, 3: Hart man, 1; total, 89; necessary to a choice, 45. The vote in both houses was as fol lowe: Conrad-Senate, 7; house, 26; total, 33. Clark-Senate, 8; house, 25; total, 33. Marshall-Senate, 5; house, 9; total, 14. Fox-Senate, 2; house. 1; total, 3u Maginnis - Senate, 1; house, 4; total, 5. Hartman--House, 1. SENATORIAL BALLOT. Clark Leads the Race with Conrad Close on His Heels. Helena, Jan. 23.-W. A. Clark to day gained two votes in the balloting for United States senator. Senator Hannah of Sweet Grass and Represent ative More of Meagher being the new accessions to the ranks of the Butte man's followers. Both gentlemen pre ceded the casting of their votes with short speeches, Senator Hannah's'being rather interrupted by the music from outside the legislative halls, furnished by the McPhee company band. The republican strength was thrown to In all there were 92 votes cast, re quiring 47 to elect. There were two absentees, Garr and Moran, both of whom have been voting for Conrad. The vote was as follows: Clark-Senate, 9; house, 27: total, 36. Conrad-Senate, 7; house, 26; total. 88. Hedges-Senate, 5; house. 9; total, 14. Maginnis-Senate, 2; house, 4; total, 6. Fox-Senate, 1; house, 1; total, e. Blake-House, 1. THEY TALKED BOUNTIES. House Committee Heard Views of Stock men. One of the most important committee meetings held during this session of the legislature was that of Friday of the house committee on agriculture and stookgrowing, when the bounty ques tion was discussed by the committee and a number of cattle and sheepmen who were called in to express their views. There was a variance of views expressed, hardly any two agreeing ex aotly as to what legislation should be enacted. All agreed, however, that there were evils in the present law, es peclally in the manner of preventing frauds, that needed correction. As It was agreed that no law could be passed un less the oattle and sheep men could agree the committee decided by way of a test to)et the twenty cattle and sheepmen prient take a ballot to soertain their preference. Upon the proposition to increase the wolf bounty from $8 to $8 there was an gseemet, but the vote upon the matter of reduo lag the copote bonty resulted on a de olates to lest the law as 1t is g.: Thirteen the twe voted to olase Ite I tlwhtle w aited to redaeg is to $g8 8ead tho b her two to eat it The matter at prwtilag revenue to me bast s.m.s 1 u.. w-s ilm , th rstek in ateget mnta btl~sd tli the I r S - h , t e m i l s e e se me~r thum --m- gly- t II STILL GRINDS W1VAY The State Legislators Introduoe Bills Galore But None Are Paessed Yet. SALARY BILL AGAIN Comes Up-Woman's Suffrage Bill to Be Introduced-Disposition of the Boodle Determined Upon. Friday-In the Senate. The senate this morning considered one bill in committee of the whole, that of Ccnaolly regulating the assign m.ent of wages and after a debate thai has been about the liveliest of the ses* sion voted to idefinitely postpone action. Bills were introduced as follows: By Hobson, fixing the salaries oi county officers and. deputies. By Anderson, registering land titles, the Torrens land law. By Stanton, abolishing the office oi supreme court reporter, also providing for vacating platted lands in incor porated cities; also amending laws as to the attendance and examination of witnesses in matters of bribery and cor ruption; also relating to pleadings in civil actions. Hannah gave notice of a bill chang. ing the law as to the printing of ballots and throwing more safeguards in the way of secrecy around voting. Campbell gave notice of a bill pun ishiug those who steal rides upon 'the cars. Riddell of a bill regulating the compensation of executors. Meyers a bill relating to education. Worden of a joint memorial to con gress asking the opening of a part of the Flathead reservation. Hobson's bill rqlating to the salaries of county officers is very similar in some respects to the famous salary bill of two years ago that "died a bornin." It fixes the compensations of officers in the counties as follows, the classes being given in their regular order, from one to eight with the exception of auditor, which is only provided for counties up to and including the third class: Sheriff $8,000; $3,000; $8,000; $2,500; $2,400; $2,000; $1,800; $1,500. District clerk, $2,500; $2,000: $2,000; $1,800; $1,600; $1,400; $1,200; $1,000. County clerk, $2,500; $2,000; $2,000; $2,000; $1,800; $1, 800; $1,500; $1,400. Treasurer, $2, 800; $2,500; $2,500; $2,000; $2,000; $1,800; $1,600: $1,400. Attorney, $2,500; $2,000; $2,000; $1,600; $1,600; $1.400; $1,200; $1,000.. As sessor, $2,000; $2,000; $1,800; $1,800; $1,600; $1,400; $1,200; $900. Aud itor, $1,800; $1,500; $1,200. Super intendent of schools, $1,800; $1,500; $1,200; $1,200; $1,200; $900.; $700; $600. In committee of the whole the senate this afternoon passed Clark's bill as to alias summons, Whiteside's admitting veterans of the Spanish and Mexican war to soldiers home and Tiereny's bill relating to the arid land commission. S. B.- fellow servant bill, and ilark's bill relating to changing county Seats were referred back to the general le. The committee arose and the senate rfter accepting the report passed finally, ;orris'bill relating to chattel mortgages ud a substitute for Cullen's bill in egard to registration of votes, after which adjournment was taken until Saturday forenoon.' In the House. In the house an effort was made to employ two more female clerks, Miss Maguire of Butte and Miss Kelly of Broadwater county. Burke of .Silver Bow opposed it and said enough clerks were hired for the present and upon his mw motion the matter was indefinitely.o postponed. Hedges bill relating to stock break- - ing into enclosures surrounded by legal fenqe was recommitted. The judiciary committee reported with a recommen, dation the title be amended and as.. amended be printed. Watson's bill relating to the erectioi of pulp and paper mills and the exemp tion of the same from taxation was\re ported unconstitutional and indefinitely postponed. Fitzpatricks, allowing fourth-class counties auditors, was recommended printed. Introduced: By Lindsay-For the dividing of counties into districts and the election of county commissioners from said districts. By C. F. Kelly-Relating to the ap pointment of special constables. By Walsh--to provide for the collec tion and disbursement of taxes upon in surance companies. By Lewis-A bill relating to appeals from the decision of the board of medi cal examiners. By Normoyle-Relating to the sal aries and fees of officers, particularly to the office of clerk of the district court. By Hedges-Relating to the registra tion of land titles (Torrens bill). By Stephens-To provide an assis cant for registrar of the state land office, fix the salary and designate tha fund from which it is to be paid. Saturday-In the Senate. The senate today passed one bill and listened to the introduction of several, including a joint memorial, and then adjourned until Monday at 11 a. m.` The committee on towns and counties. reported favorably senate bill 24 to re peal the $1 fee exacted by county treas urers in issuing. county' licenses,:alst senate bill 16, requiring county ,of-f cials' bonds to be examineq at least once every six months. Sergeant-at-Arms Poflsfbrd made a return upon the process issued in the Geiger-Whiteside contest informing the senate that he had served the summons and that the county clerk had returned with him, bringing the ballots. Bills were introduced as follows: By Campbell, making it a misdemeanor to trespass upon a railroad train with out a ticket or transportation unless an employee of said road: by Myers, changing the amount of the general school levy; by Hannah, relating to the manner and form of printing the official ballot: by Worden, a joint mem orial asking that a part of the Flathead reservation be thrown open to settle ment. Senator Myers' bill proposes to change the present law as to the gen eral school levy. The law at present permits the county commissioners in making a general levy to place it as high as .8 mills. The proposed bill will reduce it to 2 mills and "make cer tain provisions that will more generally tqualize the levy, requiring school dis ricts to pay more of their proportion than at present. Notices of bills were given as fol= lows: By Mahon, relating to the fur Cher protection of fish, fur bearing ani mals and game; also, relating to im position of special road tax; by Cullen, lividing counties into districts, and providing for the election of county 3ommissioners; by Whiteside, amend ng the constitution as to the legislative lepartment; also, relating to the dis Continoed on Seeond Page. ,Linton Clothing Co. 1 SOTHING AND FUkNISHINGS Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HRTS.AND CAPS BOOTS- ND SHOES The Best Selected Stock In all EBsers Montaea. The Ueon CW