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T~he Biliings< Gazette. SEMI '\?VEEKLY. OL. XIV. BLLGS, YELLOWSTON COUNTY, MONANARIDAY FEBRUARY 3 . 1899 YOL XI. ,. IL12.GS YELOW~oE. .. ,. OUNY,,.OrI'NA"FRDAI FBRU!L. 8. 899' N0.). SHOE 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 D0. Iosekamp C hothieP, FuPni5heP and 5hoeop e 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. HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D., C. M.. rtHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Rooms 6 and 7, First National Bank Building Night calls answered at office. O. F. GODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. FRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office--Room 4 First National Bank Building Billings, Montana. JAB. R. GO08, LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. JOHNSTON & JOHNSTON. LAWYERS. Rqom 18, Belknap Block. CHARLES L. HARRIS, LAWYJ R. Room 12, Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. A. FRAER. Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, U. S. Commissioner, General Commission Merchant. Boom 8. First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST NATIONAL B N K -) OF( BIhllNGS, M0NTAIIN Faid Up Capital, - $150,00O arplus and Prtst, - 10,00 -g P.-$. Moss, President. SH. W. Rowr;nv Vice*Pre. S. F. Moan,, Cashier. S. G. Rmos.s, Aast. Cash. Cb. T.3 B Qr f~l~it wQI r" n~~~~ 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAI ..,BAN K... OF BILLINGS -0 CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -0 A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vioe-Pres. G. A. GRIGGB, Cashier DIREOTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. ORIOGS, ED. CARDWELL PETER LARSON. -0 Regular Bakz1ing in all its Branches. Safe Deposzt Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections -0 Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchangl 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, QUEENSWARE, WALL PAPER, CARPETS, . RUGS, MATTING, LINEOLEUM, WINDOW SHADES, DRAPERIES, * CURTAIN POLES, SASH RODS LA.E CURTAINS, PORTIRFlS, s * _ v ýI va ARE GRINDING AWAY Both Houses of the Legislature Recover from the Senatorial Strain and Go to Work. SEVERAL BILLS PASSED Members of House Introduee a Num ber of Bills-Losekamp's Arid Land Bill. After an adjournment from Friday until Tuesday, the legislature met. Both houses of the legislature forgot apparently on Wednesday the animosi ties and friction that were engendered during the past four weeks of the ses sion, whean the senatorial contest was uppermost in all mens' minds, judging by the earnest manner in which they buckled down to business and tried to accomplish something in the way of law making. Both held busy, active sessions during the morning, at which interest was displayed in the matters under consideration. Tuesday--In the House. When the house was called to order at 2 o'clock this afternoon the follow ing members were found to be absent: Beasley, Bonner, Burke, Clifford, Finlen, Flinn, Gallwey, Hill, Luddy, Murray, O'Brien, Toole, Truscott, Warren and Woods. On reading a cer tificate, signed by Dr. Riddell, stating that Representative Beasley was ser iously ill and would be unable to at tend the sessions of the legislature for a week or ten days, be was excused from attendance for that length of time. No explanation was made of Beasley's absence from the state, or his departure for St. Paul on Saturday's train. He hardly had time to return to Helena for Tuesday's session, but the doctor's certificate is a puzzler. Notices of the introduction of several bills were given. A number of bills were reported cor rectly printed and the committee on ir rigation and water rights reported back the house bill defining, prohibiting and restraining extortion and other abuses in the management of ditches, canals and reservoirs for irrigating purposes; also H. B. 60, regulating the mode of fixing the rates of compensation by boards of county' commissioners for I water furnished and delivered for irri- 1 gating purposes, and relating to the punishment of offenses contrary thereto. The appropriation committee intro duced twenty-six deficiency appropria tion bills. Wednesday-in the Senate. The senate spent nearly all of the morning session in committee of the whole with one bill under consideration and finally concluded with recommit ting the bill tz its committee that it might be remedied in accordance with the senate's desires. Some appoihtments were' received from the governor and confirmed in open session. The maJority of the ap pointments were members of the state board. of stock commissioners for +the two years ending February 11, 1901, among which was the name of David Fratt for Yellowstone county. Senator Phillips introduced his bill fixing the maximum rate of transporta tion on coal in Montana. The bill was referred to the committee on corpora tions other than municipal. In committee of the whole, Anderson in the chair, Riddell's bill fixing the compensation of executors, was passed, as was the bill in regard to negotiable instruments. S. B. 43, introduced by the board of education, making a num ber of changes in the, school law as to the time for holding institues, annual reports of county superintendents and various other changes. The bill proved to be the most fruitful theme for dis cussion the senate has straop. An effort was made to recommit it because of various apparent inconsistenciee. The committee objected to this and the debate commened. By the time the end bad been reaohed the authores of the bill would, ha dly recognloi it. .emosR· were stricken out and the Mpss . erase without separting m.torhmu thab the bill be reommittd Ihthe. Is t atisuajourned until Thum. Theu wves aidd attendamee when titems rurwassa t thiSs seera nb the nes . e.b ng Yipp htittIi I i W nIs .;m .4 m a en re6overy of placer mining Qlaime; re ferred to the judiciary committee. H. B. 109, by Day, to more fully protect human life and property by reason of the defective constructidl or maintenance of reservoirs; referred to the committee on internal improve ments. H. B. 110, by Day, relating to gat nishmentof public officials; referred to committee on judiciary. H. B. 111, by M0Leod, creating. the office of chaplain of ihe siate penitent iary, providing for' appointment of the. same, and regulating his' duties and compensation; referred to the commit tee on state institutions. H. B. 112, by Marcyes, creating the county of Rosebud, defining its bound aries and providing for its organiza tion; referred to the committee on townships and counties. H. B. 118, by Losekamp, creating the state arid land commission and de fining its powers and duties, and all acts and parts of acts amendatory thereof, by providing for the purchase and reclamation of certain lands Situat ed in the county of Yellowstone, by the issue of bonds; referred to the com mittee on state lands. Lindsay, chairman of the committee of the whole, reported having had 'H. B. Nos. 16, 17, and 7 and S. B. No.b5 under consideration. H. B. 16 was amended and passage recommended; H. B. 17 was recommitted; H.. B. 7 was' recommended to pass, and S. B. 6 was recommitted to the senate for cor rection. The report of the committee was adopted on motion of Day. Under general orders a number of bills were called and the house resolved itself into comittee of the whole with Representative Matts in the chair. The following bills were taken up' and, after being read section by section, amended and corrected when necessary, were reported back with the recommen dation that they do pass: Senate joint memorial No. 1, by Cullen, preventing Indians leaving their reservations; passage recommended; H. B. 12, by Murray, relating to the appointment of administrators of estates of deceased persons; amended by Stephens and rec ommended for passage. H. B. 37, by Clifford, repealing the act relating to the sale of liquors on credit; passage recommended. H. B. 16, by Lamb, relating to the number of judges in dis trict courts of the judidlal districts of Montana; section 3.relating to the time of taking effect of this act, stricken out and passage recommended; H. B. 48, by O'Brien, appropriating $11,000 for the completion of the state orphans' home; reported back with recommen dation that it do pass. , On motion of Day the committee arose and Chairman Matts asked fur: ther time in which to prepare a report to submit to the house. On motion of Cooney the house then recessed till 2 o'clock. Afternoon Session. When the house met this afternoon L. uirman Matts of the committee of the whole presented the reports of the committee recommending the passage of the bills considered at the' morning ses ion. On motion of Day the report i was adopted and the bills ordered en irossed. The house then adjourned to 10:80 Thursday morning. THE MAINE DEAD. No Protestant Services Will Be Permitted in the Havana Cemetery. Havana, Feb. 1. - The bishop of Santander has declared that Protestant services cannot be held over the Maine victims in the Colon cemetery. The women were preparing to decorate the graves on the anniversary of the explo sion and desired prayers by Protestant clergymen. The bishop says that the cemetery is consecrated ground and Protestant' services could no more be permitted there than in a Catholic church. The bishop is also preparing a protest to General Brooke against the action of the municipal councils in Trinidad, Colon, Matanzas and other towns in declaring cemeteries free. He says that oeneries are church property and that to take possession of them is both desecration and confis cation. The Havana council is likely to take similar action. Fees required for burials and similar abuses were one of the strongest grievances of the Cu bans agalnst Spanish rule. The agita tion is going to have all cemeteries de alared free. THINK THEY HAVE HIM. Seorge - . Re. A£ewstu fr itbe HldMUp at Warns Ia.am. A.eaon4. Jan. tl.--IeelS Conmle at this eesu m sesied a tale. Cn.a heM the i sat. piget - the* im uMs i rathread. at b hh _ the legens SAVARBSY CASE CONTINUED Until Aptrli-Anatin North Case Dismissed Brooks iMurder Trial. r Distriot court was interrupted Tues. day afternoon, when J. H. Rosean, one - of the jurors in the Savaresy case, asked to, be excused, as he had just re ceided word that his daughter had been I probably fatally injured in Columbus by a kick frOm a horse. The court ad ~ journed and Mr. Roeean was excused ntil Wednesday and upon his returning i with the announcement that the chbild I was in a precarious contition, Judge Loud discharged the jury and post poned the case until the April term. i The atteoreys for both the state and de fendant agreed that, in case it is ii~ possible to secure the witnesses already I examined when the case comes up in April, their testimony will be intro t duced as already taken. The case of the state vs. Austin I North came up for trial Wednesday and O. F. Goddard, counsel for defendant, I pleaded the former trial and moved for the discharge of his client. The court took the matter under advisement and yesterday morning granted the motion. The defendant was discharged and his bondsmen exonerated. The next matter before the court was that of the state vs. W. C. Brooks, i murder in the first degree. The regular panel of jurors was soon 'exhausted and a special venire was issued yesterday > forenoon for seventy-five talesmen, who were sumontd to appear this morning at 9 o'clock. Brooks is being de fended by C'. L. Harris. The jury was secured ,this morning and is composed of the following persons: Jacob Dabl strom, A. G. Bedding, C, C. Steers, C. D. Prather, Geo. Lacy, John Parting ton, Geo. Gamble, John A. Miller, Henry Caldwell, E. F. Sullivan, Robt. Steele, John McCann. Wednesday the court ordered an exe cution of sale to be issued on the J. C. Sperry stock of goods. A PITIABLE CASE. Brute of a Father Leaves Small Son to Mercies of a Cold World. The attention of the city authorities was called Wednesday to the condition of a poor, half-naked boy, 5 years old, who was found half frozen in the use in the rear of P. H. Smith's ne brick block. The little chap wa aken to the office of the co nty cl , where hbe was questioned a o hi elations. His shoes were frozen to . feet, there hav ing been no fire I e house, and some trouble. was experienced in getting them loose. Besides this, he was light ly clothed and in no condition what ever to withstand winter's chilly blasts. The boy is a son of Joe Longer, who has proved himself more of a brute than a father. His wife left him last spring and left the boy to his keeping. The lad would have received better treatment from most anyone else than he did at the hands of his father. Last fall, instead of seeing that the boy was properly clothed or kept at home, the father would bhimself go off and get drunk. On coming home and not find ing the boy there he would start out to find him and after getting him, would cuff and beat him unmercifully. But the latest act of this brute of a father is enough to canus the humane people of Billings to rise up in indignation and make it hot for that parent. Longer left Billings Saturday night for Laurel and left his little Ison in the house, all alone and unprovided for. The lad was too small to rustle for him self. The storm came Sunday and raged for three days and when found Wednesday the little fellow was more dead than alive. The city officials were powerless to do anything, but on authority from - THEiE - Linton Clothing Co. L7.OTHING ANA? FhNISHINGBs Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HxTS A ND CxPs TBooTs aNE Sue8 s The Best Selhted Stock ia all Espagga I"; ' IT. . L ' County Clerk Carwile he was the hospital, where he was c$. f ',.i} Yesterday the father came back to Bill:=' ings and went to the hospital and'.ig his boy. When questioned as to i conduct he said he had ade arrange ments with a Mr. Berry to care forYhe hild during bise absence, bou.tat: tleman absolutely denies that L. * had ever spoken to him about the iy ts" ter. LITTLE GaRL INJauEi D. j; Daughter of J. H. Rosean of (olohifbs Kieked in the Reed by a Horse.,. J8.. Roesea a of Colambus whoTwai ' acting as a juror in the Savaresil, hi in the' district court in this diy a called home Tuesday eveningby a.'tel. gram stating that his daughter k , been kicked in the forehead, over the l left eye, by a horse. The skull *55 badly fractured, but the child, who i 8 years of age, is getting along 'om fortably well. Mr. Bosean retuorned i Billings Wednesday morning, 'but' Judge Loud discharged the jury and postponed the case until the. April ter ., thereby allowing Mr. Rosean to retir'i to the bedside of his injured dauglter..i VOLUNTEERS TO COME HOME." No Need for Their Retention in tfe Phil. ippines. Washington. Jan. 81.-AssistantuI Secretary of War .Meikeljohn denies; that volunteer troops are to be retained: in the Philippines. He says General Otis has his instructions to prepare volunteer regiments for a trip on trans ports, and there have been no modifica tion in the orders. If there should be, fighting with the insurgents, there abi? regulars enough to take care of Agui naldo. This statement will quiet many wild rumors that have been afloat for the. past' few days that the volunteers wer to be delayed. Assistant Secretary. Howell has is sued an order directiig the collector of customs at San Francisco to send 'all. boxes sent from Manila to Minnesotai to Collector Peterson at St, Pa. l.: These boxes have been tied up in ianr Francisco ever since before. Christmas. and Representative Stevene filed a pro.. test against having them longer de. tamined. CollectorPeterson will be noti" fled to remit duties on all boxes of the.. value of $5 or under. EXCEEDED EXPENDITURES. Report of State Treasurer. foi 'Month of " Jan.-Money in Different Funds. The report of State Treasurer Collinti for the month of January was -filed with the state auditor Wednesday. it shows that during the month the' office received $891.481.55 and, expe""ndeda $182,219.81 There was $516,718.5. cash in the different funds at the close of business Tuesday night. The per manent school fund, as usual, bad the largest amount, $171,085.14; the state capitol fund came nekt. with. $17, 610.78; the state bounty -thirdi .$'2,-' : 278.51, and. the school income fund fourth, $47,089.88. Besides the cash in the permanent school fund there are invested I .l ari rants, bonds, etc., enough to. make the( total in the fund $258,441.2. Jn the permanent university fund there are in. cash and securities $20856l.906. It is announced on excellent author. ity that the president has decided to' remove General Brooke, military gost ernor of Cuba, and appoint General. Leonard Wood in his place. 'he . change was to take place Feb. 1. Gen oral Wilson isreported to, be scheduled for second in command.