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*The Billings Gazette
SEMIW EEKLY, Y. . VOL. $IV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY,. MONTANA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 1899 NO `8 SHOE Four Styles Men's Calf, Goodyear Welt Shoes (lace), reduced from $4.0oo 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 D. Iosekamp elothieP, FurnisheP and 5hoeý PROFESSIONAL CARDS. TAS. R. GO8S, LAWYE R. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. 1'., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DR. J. H. RINEHART. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Offioe in First National Bank building, Billings, Monte ANDREW QLARK, 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: . F. GODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. FRED H. HATHHORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Offioe-Room 4. First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. 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. Room 3, First National Bank Building, Billings. FIRST NATIONAli BPNK -) OF (- . ,11shINGS, IMONTANA, Paid Up Capital, - $150,000 Surplus and Proflts,- 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. H. W. ROWLEv, Vice-Pres. S. F. Moasa, Cashier. S. G. REYNOLDs, Asst. Cash. Cbhs. T. absbeek HP 3.S O, W, s~oob 1 M~rkr 4E93 YELLOWSTONE NATIONA ...BANK... OF BILLINGS -0-- CAPITAL, - $50;000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 -0---- A. L. BABCOCOK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGGS, Cashie DIREOTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. GRIGGS, ED. CARDWELI PETER LARSON. -0- Regular Banking in all its Branches, Safe Deposit Boxes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collection. -0 Dealers in Foreign and bomestic Exchang The $ew Store OF THE Billings rni ili ., in d Ci et Co. Is the Most Complete East of Helena. Furniture, Garpets and House Furnishings of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautify the Home Our store is .5oxloo feet and our stock fills it up, so you have a great assort ment. to select from. COM E IND SEE US. Twenty-Eighth Street, rear of Wardwell Block. BIL...NU S COIPN I II reig: . ua~ l NT1Sn~* The Top of the Official Ballot Wil: Have to Do Business Without It. SEVERAL BILLS SIGNED And Are Now Laws-Tierney's Anti. Gambling Bill-One State Nor rmal School Enough. Tuesday-in the Senate. The circle at the top of the officia: ballot will not do business at the old stand in the next Montana election ii the senate has its-say. By the decis. ive vote of 16 to 8 the upper house o1 the. legislature this morning recomn mended for passage the substitute foi Hannah's bill simplifying the form oi printing the official ballot. This was not accomplished until the opponents of the measure had made a strong fight against it. Among other proceedings of some importance during the morning session was the indefinite postponemene of the bills preventing railroads frotm imposing tunnel charges in, Montane and Anderson's'bill raising the age ol consent. This afternoon one of the most im. portant of the senate bills was con. sidered in committee of the whole, the measure creating the twenty-fifth coun. ty in Montana, to be known as Powell county. The following committee reports were presented and adopted: The finance and claims committee recommended concurrence in H. B. 48 creating the office of assistant state land register with an amendment making the salary $1,500 a year. The committee on corporations reo ommended the indefinite postponement .of S. B. 92, Senator Warner's bill, pre venting tunnel charges by railroads running through Montana. The com mittee on towns and counties recomend ed for passage Tierney's bill, S. B. 96, for a classification of farming, meadow and grazing lands. The public morals committee recommended the indefinite postponement of Anderson's bill chang ing the age of consent. The judiciary and finance and claims committees asked permission to engage a clerk to be used exclusively by those commit teas. This was authorized and the com mittee engaged William Goodyear. In committee of the whole, Myers in the chair, the senate considered a num ber of measures upon the general file. The substitute for S. B. 34 (Han nah's), relating to the printing of bal lots ,and the manner of voting, and to provide a simpler form of ballot and greater secrecy in voting, was the first bill considered. It stirred up more de bate than any other measure, but was finally recommended for passage. The bill provides for printing the names of the candidates and the party or princi ple they represent on the same line and in parallel columns with no party name, emblem or the famous circle at the top of the ballot. The voter is to place a cross in the place left blank for that purpose between the name of the candidate and the party. In the ar rangement of the candidates and the party names the space for making the cross the bill provides: "The lists of the candidates of the different'parties, as well as the names of independent candidates, shall be printed in the same column on the bal lot in the alphabetical order of the names of the parties or principle for which they stand. When there are several persons to be elected to the same office the candidates of each party shall be arranged in separate groups and in each group the. names shall be arranged alphabetically. 'After. the name of each candidate there shall be printed the name or names of the party or parties' which have placed him in nomination or the name of the princi pie for which he stands, but no party name shall consist of more than two words. Between the name of each candidate and the party name there shall ba printed a blank quarem in which the eleotor many mark his am." Upon the third reding of bills Sena tr Stan81ton's initiative and refereadum bill was aesdered ad defeated. The fad measure had dermi sappateam when it aam t a naal vote. Siatea votes were reqine ma it was a bill tpioug ean muadmeat tothe emstita. S. aL W. b~r aswI hbr t* jst tula ad etlsltsIs wham assamm ad pasteteps. tMlalmseenam lme1 &.&M.. . beammi an t ed hI O .be a to yea, when the senate voted upon adopting the committee of the whole report, thus being able to give notice he would move to reconsider tomor row. This means the bill will- be called up again. In the House. When members of the house reached the legislative halls this morniing they found copies of H. B. 182, as amended in committee. of the whole, reposing peacefully on their. desks, apparently unmindful of the storm which it had raised. There lay the amended bill, and merpbers who yesterday pleaded in vain that'the bill and amendments be sent to the printing committee • were agreeably surprised to find that -they were to be allowed an opportunity to read H. B. 182 as it now stands before being called upon to pass on its merits or demerits. When the report of the committee on engrossment was read it was found that this same 132, which only yesterday passed the committee of the whole, was reported back correctly engrossed ahead of many other bills which had been in the hands of the committee for days past. To prove that this legislative body is not so slow after all, the bill which has created so much discussion was this afternoon taken up for third read ing and passed the house by a vote of 58 to 10. There seems to be a difference of opinion among residenlts of Madison county as to whether or not a portion of their county should be annexed to Beaverhead, petitions pro and'con be ing presented this morning by Paul and Gibson. A petition was presented by Lindsay asking for a local optiod law. The committee or engrossment re ported a number of bills correctly en grossed, notable' among them being H. B. 132, and they were placed on third reading. The, steering committee an nounced the bills on general orders. Substitute for H. B. 143, relating to stock and mutual insurance companies; H. B. 44, by Walsh, relating to insur ance companies' tax, and H. B. 144, re lating to the taxation of fire insurance companies, were ordered printed on recommendatipn of the committee on insurance, while H. B. 18, by Sweeney, relating to the taxation of fire insurn ance companies for a disability fund, was indefinitely postponed. On recommendation of the cwommittee on privileges and elections H. B. 150, relating to the constitutional limit of indebtedness of cities and counties, was indefinitelypostponed. H. B. 188, to annex part of Choteau county, to Cascade county, and H. B. 160, to an nex a portion of Madison county to the oounty of Beaverhead, were ordered printed, and S. B. 71, changing the boundaries of Cascade county, was placed on general' orders. Hedges' bill (154), relating to the investment of Mtate funds, was recommended for pea tage. H. B. 141, relating to the ap pointment of a state oil inspector, which has been dubbed the "Coal-oil Johnny bill," was ordered printed. The capitol building will not have wainscotting of Utah onyx, the judi 3iary committee having decided that imitation marble would fill the bill and lo away with the $18,000 appropria tion asked for that purpose. Stephens' bill disposing of the $30, )00 "boodle" fund,.and S. B. 68, pro riding for an additional justice of the peace, were also indefinitely postponed, while Day's bill relating to writs of at ;acbment met the same fate. A communication was received from ;he governor announcing that he had ipproved and signed H. B. 3, by Trus .ott, relating to the statute of limita ;ion; H. B. 42, by Kelley, relating to he appointment of special constables; 3. B. 71, by judiciary committee, re sting to the duties of county attor leys; H. B. 8, bj Stone, providing iens on sawlogs, and H. B. 47, by ledges, relating to interest on county Rarrants. The third reading of house bills was hen taken up. H. B. 182 was accord ugly read and passed by a vote of- 58 0 10. Wednesday-In the Senate. Jeither body of ihe legislature took recess today in commemoration of Washington's birthday, as every hour is reoiouas to them in closing up their york. The rapidity with which Represent tive Ingersoll's bill has been shot brough the legislature has suprised yen old hands as the business. The 9ll wI reoelved from the bounse yesJter lay aftsernoon.. It was read and re sred to the committeg on .orpartions. 'bts morning that committee reported averaly upon the bill, reeommendlng eranse. The order of bnslmes FM adviane upon motion of NoInmn ad tlhemate went late committe r i hwhshwleth SeatwourL eil the h.ir. O. meitten c*r Cmar p $, 3. B 185 mm tnkes a t il 4 h the M I *tinr euniter be. Obsese, IMI. r, ani ussea wbb t I. d~es. L+i#r When e After transacting a little siore busi ness the order of business was again ad vanced and the bill placed on its fine passrage. It° was concurred in by a vot of 22 to 2, Hannah and Connolly vol ing in the negative. The bill was they returned to the house. Senator Cullen moved that a reces be taken until 2 p. m. The committee on towns and countie recommended the passage of Senate Hoffman's bill,.S. B. 81, annexing part of Broadwater county to Gallatil county. The committee on education recomn mended that II. B. 68, providing poll ing places at school elections, b placed on the general file. The committee on corporations othe than municipal reported on severa bills, as follows: S. B. 98, granting franchise for a state fair to be held a Butte, indefinitely postponed and substitute bill reported with the recoim mendation that it do pass; S. B. 66 reducing legal rate of printing, in definitely postponed, and a substitut bill reported; H. B. 132, regulatin; the sale of mining property, favorabl: reported with the recommendation the it do pass. The committee on finance and claim reported a substitute for S..B. 87, b; Norris, relating to state banks, and ree ommended that the same do pass. The public library committee report ed favorably upon enator Courtney' bill relating'to public libraries. But one bill was introduced. It wa by Senatbir Stauton, S. B.,101, by re quest, and relates to the salary any compensation of police judges. Th bill changes the present law by allow ing the police magistrate the same fee in criminal actiounsas justices of tbh peace. The bill provides as follows: "Section 1. That section. 4765, chap ter III, article II, title III, part IV o the Political Code be amended to rean as follows: "Section 4785. The annual salar: and compensation of police judges mnus be fixed by ordinance, and in a city o the first class must not exceed, for al services rendered, two thousand dol lars: in a city of the second class nus not exceed one thousand dollars; and ii a city of the third class must not ex oced four hundred dollars, and, in ad dition thereto, a police judge is entitlec to receive in all civil cases and in al criminal actions or proceedings ayisini under the criminal laws of the state when acting as a justice of the peace o: committing magistrate, the fees whicl are now, or may hereafter be allowei justices of the peace." The Powell county bill has gone the way of many another good measure, This afternoon Senator Riddell de clined to press his motion for a recon sideration. As this motion must havf been made today and was not, the bil. is dead. H. B. 182 has gone to the governor for his approval. In the House. But two bills were introduced in thb house today: H. B. 175, by Lindsay, relating to the sale of intoxicatin: drinks. H. B. 189, by Boylan, relating to proceedings in bastardy cases. Lindsay asked what had become ol the road bills which had been sent tc the committee on highways. It was nearing the end of the session, the billl were important ones and he would like some information in regard to them. Marcyes'said he would like to make an inquiry concerning his Rosebud county bill, as he was anxious to knbw why it had not been placed on general orders. Replying to Lindsay's question, Matts said that substitute for H. B. 5, a road law, was yesterday placed on Continued on Fourth Page. 'Linton Clothing Co. COTHING AND .F.UhNISHINGS Everything .of the Latest and' Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HxTS 3xND CAPS BOOTS anD S L ,s E . The Best Selected Stock an all BapFea I Thrr ,o`; aa THY FIRED BALN The Insurgents Made Good Their Threats About Burning tihe City. A MONTANIAN KILLED Lieut. French Meets Deathb-- ireate to Burn the Town Again. Americans Watehful, Washington, Feb. 23.-Otis cables the war department: Manila, Feb. 23, 2 p. m.-Deter mined efforts to burn the city last night. Buildings fired in three differ out sections of the city. Fires con trolled by troops after severe labor. Early this morning a large body of in surgents made a demonstration off Mo Arthur's front, near Oaloocan,, an. were repulsed. The loss of property last night is presumably half a million dollars. Casualties caused by-insurgent sharp shooters yesterday and today in the die trict of Tondo and Binondo Ambloko Thirteenth Minnesota, Wounded: Captain Noyes C. Robinson (sevgre):. Sergeant George K. Shepard (mod erate). Private Thomas C. Caldin (ievere.... George C. Woding (severe). O. G. Grinnell (severe). First'Nebraska, wounded: Enoch Davis (severe). (Signed) Otis; Lieutenant French Killed. Manila. Feb. 23, 5:30 p. m.-Otis today issued a general order directing' ll the inhabitants of Manila, unless otherwise ordered, to confine them selves to their homes after 1 o'clock in the evening, when the streets will be cleared by the police. The general also: warns incendiaries, ,and says they will be severely dealt with.. Extraordinary precautions have been taken for the suppression of future trouble, which is threatened to take place in the city'to night. The fire has burned in the Tondo dias-' trict all day. The rebels between the city and the outposts are being amoked on: this afternoon and driven towards the beach. Sharpshooters on various' parts. f the, line are very annoyigg, but' otherwise there has been no further excitement since the frustration of the morning's attack. The killed today are Lieutenant Eugene' S. French of Company L. First Montana volunteers. Private Oscar Feltcn, South 'Dakota volunters. Two other Dakotans were wounded. The skeleton of a man was round the first of the week in the brush across the river from Bozeman. The body mset have been there for some time and the officers believe that murder has been committed by some person or thersons,, though it is doubtful if' it will eyer.be discovered who did it. Chief Justice Brantly of the suprepFe court being disqualified to sit' in sevetal cases noon to come before that body, he has invited District Judge Frank Benry .t Livingston to sit for him.' This is made possible under the constitnaional amendment adopted at the election last fall.