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SANGE GAMBLING LAW
From a Felony td a Misdemeanor and Fixing Penalty for Violation. INCREASE IN SALARY Given Supreme Court Judges While the Oflice of Reporter is Abolished. Losekamp's School Bill. 1Friday-In the Senate. Yesterday afternoon the senate had just concluded its partial consideration in committee of the whole of Senator Tierney's gambling bill. It had been decided to refer the bill back to the general file for future consideration be cause of opposition to the amendment making a distinction between towns of over 1,000 and smaller places. After the committee arose and some senate business had been transacted committee of the whole work was resumed. A motion to recommend the bill for pas sage prevailed by a vote of 18 to 9. A substitute motion to indefinitely post pone the bill was lost by 9 to 15. The vote on the motion was: Ayes-Anderson, Bowlen, Campbell, Clark, Connolly, Courtney, Eggleston, Hoffman, McKay, Myers, Norris, Phil lips, Riddell, Stanton, Tierney-15. Noes-Cullen, Geiger, Gruwell, Han nah, Hobson, Mahon, Mitchell, War ner, Worden-9. The principal amendments were made by Stanton. They make the first two sections of the bill read as follows: "Every person who deals, carries on, opens or causes to be opened, or who conducts, or causes to be conducted, either as owner or employe, whether for hire or not, any game of draw poker, stud horse poker, roulette or faro, for money or other valuable thing, is punishable by a fine, as in this sec tion further provided, or by imprison ment in the county jail for a period of not to exceed six months and for the costs of prosecution; and every person convicted of a violation of this section must be imprisoned until such fine and costs are paid, such imprisonment not to exceed six months in the county jail. "First-If any such game or games be conducted above the ground floor of any building the person so offending shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500. Second-If any such game or games be conducted or carried on on the .ground floor or in view of street pedes trians or elsewhere than above the ground floor, any person so Offending is punishable by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000. "Section 2. Every person who deals, carries on or conducts, or causes to be conducted, and game of monte, ta, fa-ta, rouget et oir, lasqueet, craps, sev-ad-a-half, twenty-one or any game commonly termed a 'sure-thing' game for money or other valuable thing, is punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 or by imprisonment in the coun ty jail not less than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment." The session of the senate this morn ing was not characterized by any mem orable occurrences. The only event of more than passing importance was the' futile attempt made to reconsider the vote by which the bill changing the manner of printing the official ballots was passed, but it was lost by a vote of 9 to 14. In the House. Representatives evidently consider that they have done their duty by the state in the way of introducing bills, for no notices were given this morning and but one bill was introduced and that was a substitute for H. B. 161, amending the license law. The joint committee reported the bills on general orders and a number of senate bills were concurred in, on rec ommendation of the judiciary commit tee, which also recommended the in definite postponement of H. B. 180, by Boylan, relating to bastardy proceed ings. Lindsay's local option bill was ordered printed. Losekamp's bill appropriating $2,260 for the payment of the members of troop A from the time they were called out by the governor until they were mustered into the service of the United States was also indefinitely postponed on motion of Paul by a vote of 24 to 19. The bill asked the appropriation to pay the persons mentioned "for their ser vices, 'time and expenses after having been called by the governor and while waiting to be mustered into the service of the United States." Capt. J. C. Bond was allowed $180, Lieut. H. V. Bailey and Lient. Robert Leavens $180 each, twenty enlisted men $80 each and Mrs. Graham, wife of Sergeant Graham, deceased, $120. satasirdy-Ia the Boea. The of ioe of supreme court reporter for the state of Montana is to be abolished and eahob of the justices on he baoeh is to have his salary in eanagd $1,500 a year, providing the approve the action of both d the legislatur The purpose 0 was simply to Ltaeres the ofthe jude of the sa. ml thm mead to be eo S asmpI b this roa stlm thal" wsk whieb -h rcmbe m. m.sbu for carrying on the state government was passed without discussion. Th;e road law (H. B. 5), which con fers upon county commissioners the powers formerrly exercised by county surveyors of supervising all road work, was amended and passed. Trusoott's bill allowing fees and mileage to wituesse in justice's court and before coroner's inquest passed after several unsuccessful attempts had been made to amend it. Losekamp's free high school bill was recommended for passage, the author of the bill explaining the aims of the bill and the benefits which would ac crue to the state if it passed. After favorable action on this bill the cornm mittee arose and the house adJourned till 10:30 this morning. Governor Smith has approved the fol lowing bills passed by the legislature: S. B. 41, relating to recording brands and trade marks; S. B. 50, permitting the directors of corporations to meet outside the state; S. B. 32, preventing the stealing of rides on trains; H. B. 43, creating the office of assistant state land register; H. B. 36, permitting for eign surety companies to carry on busi ness in the state. H. B. 132 at last accounts had not been acted upon by the governor. Var ious reports are current as to what he will do with the bill. Representative Magee this moruing introduced, without previous notice, a bill relating to the board of stock com missioners and providing compensation for the secretary of said board. The bill provides that each member of said board must be the owner of cattle or horses in the county. provided, that no more than one-third of said board shall consist of members of any association of stock owners whose proceedings are secret, and that one-third of said board, at least, shall consist of stockmen each of whom shall be the owner of four hundred or a less number of horses or FwO1.] The stock commissioners Fhall hold office for two years or until their suc cessors are appointed and qualified, and in case of vacancy from death, resigna tion or removal, the governor must ap point to fill such vacancy. The following "bills were introduced: H. B. 185, by Magee, relating to the board of stock commissioners and pro viding compensation for the secretary of such hoard. H. B, 186, by Hedges, appropriating $1,000 to the state veterinarian for the inoculation of coyotes and wolves with certain infeitious diseases. H. B. 187, by ways and means com mittee, relating to the salaries and the fees of officers. In the Senate. No session of the upper house was held today. The bill introduced by Senator Tierney of Broadwater county, making the running of gambling games a mis demeanor instead of felony with a schedule of fines in accordance with the size of the town, passed the senate yes terday afternoon by a vote of 15 to 9, and was sent to the house. Other house bills concurred in yester day afternoon by the senate were H. B. 113, giving the state arid land commis sion authority to purchase railroad lands in the Billings canal district. Monday-In the Senate. The senate was the only branch of the Montana legislature in session this morning. The upper house met at the agreed time and transacted considerable business before recessing until 2 o'clock this afternoon. Among the notable pro ceedings. were the introduction of a joint resolution Asking that Montana's senators and rgpiesentative in congress work to obtal n for Lieut. Col. Bruce Wallace of the"First Montana, advance ment to the title of brigadier general of volunteers, and the consideration in committee of the whole of a lot of house appropriation bills. The following joint resolution was introduced by Senator Hobson of Fer gus county, calling upon Montana's representatives in congress to use every means to secure the advancement' of Lieut. Col. Bruce Wallace to the posi tion of brigadier general of volunteers: "Whereas, Lieutenant Colonel R. B. Wallace, wounded February 9, 1899, in the battle of Caloocan, while at the head of the First Montana volunteers, leading a charge on the entrenched enemy, is eligible by years and emi nently fitted by courage and experience for a brigadier generalship of volun teers, under the terms of the compro mise army reorganization bill, now in congress, and "Whereas, Montana takes pride in the bravery and splendid career of this Montana cadet soldier, as boy and man, and desires that he secure well-merited advancement; "Be it resolved by the senate of the Sixth legislative assembly of the state of Montana, the house concurring, That our senators and representative in con gress are urged to co-operate to. obtain for him a brigadier generalship of vol unteers or other high advancement in his chosen profession. And that the seoretary of state be and he is hereby instructed to furnish a copy of this res olution to each of our senators and our representative in congress." Senator Oullen moved its adoption, and the resolution was referred to the committee on military affairs. In tiHe ense. When the house met at 9 o'clook this afternoon four petitions were presented by O'Brien and Gibson from resi. dents at Madison county protesting against the divisie of their county to the advantage of Bearshed eaunty. Watson pesented a petition hafrm rea dea. of Slve Bow santy adveoating the prposed Iesses rlaive to the sale of elsn yi The Slelowt r ess s were ive.: Tb almm. as ls, ee ,o a SUme sell 0hpw to meluuuta seheelY~ meq aIels. A number of bills were reported to be correctly printed and were placed on general orders, and Tsuscott, chairman of the committee of the whole, report ed relative to the bills under considera tion Saturday afternoon. Garr offered amendment to H. B. 1 129, to license non-resident hunters, which was adopted. The committee on agriculture and stockgrowing recommended the passage of Senator Cullen's bill providing for Sthe inspection of horses shipped out of the state. The speaker- signed H. B. 13, ap propriating money to pay contesting senators in the Fifth assembly; H. B. 25, appropriating $685 to J. M. Page; H. B. 29, establishing a system of measuring water; substitute for H. B. 38, relating to bounties on wild ani mals; H. B. 78, changing the bound aries of Lewis and Clarke county; H. B. 99, appropriating $1,633 to pay county attorneys; H. B. 113, giving arid land grant, commission power to issue bonds, and H. J. M. 5. S. B. 88, by Tierney, making gam bling a misdemeanor, was referred to the judiciary committee. Under third reading of house bills H. R. 5, asking for the election of United States senators by direct vote of the people was passed without a dis senting vote. Substitute for H. B. 5, relating to the election of road super visors and the collection of the road tax, which called forth so much discus sion in committee of the whole, passed with only two votes in the negative. Governor Smith sent notice he had signed H. B. 43, creating assistant register of the land office; substitute for H. B. 36, relating to surety com pany bonds. The governor also called attention to the fact that the two con stitutional amendments voted on lIst fall had not been legally passed by the legislature and requested action by the assembly. On Otf 1'1 t ;1,: ` '' , all inte-rest. ing creature, ani1d tv.1 :entaly well pleased with t 1iki. HlL ti re l.n -tinger i;ils, and secin,' me look at hi: spread ,-, his left a:nd. evidently for my admira tion. On the fourth finger he wore n large Chinese ring, and all the nal!:l were long, particularly those of the' fourth and fifth fingers, which hadl grown to a length of at least an inch They looked like huge claws. especially when he tried to pick up anything froim the seat. The owners of such nails re. gard them with ea:treme satiL:action and cultivate them so carefully that they sometimes attain a prodigiQue length. They are largely affected by Siamese and Chinese clerks who fancy them selves exquisites. They are supposed to indicate the fact that their owners do no manual work. Curiously enough, in so far off a place as Mexico the same idea exists, but there it is generally confined to the little finger. I do not know what else he had to be proud about unless it was his right leg, which was elaborate ly tattooed above the knee. He was dressed in only a panung, and to a cord around his waist was attached a wallet for his tobacco, betel nut, etc. He also carried some food wrapped in a riece of green plantain leaf. -Gentleman's fMag Hanl:let's Bowl of Gruel. George Melville, an old English actor, was fond of telling a funny story at his own expense. He was acting Hamlet in Bristol. It was the actor's rule to take a bowl of gruel in the course of the evening, and his landlady sent over the usual refreshment from the lodgings in Queen square. She happened to have a "new" servant girl. who was explicitly directed to get to the stage door by the entrance from Bank street and then carry the gruel into the greenroom She arrived at a moment when Mr. Melville was "on." Being unused to the ways of the theater, she asked a man at the wings where Mr. Melville was. "There." said the super, pointing to the stage. The actor was in the middle of the soliloquy, "To be or not to be," when the girl advanced toward him. bearing the bowl, and said, "If you please, Mr. Melville. sir. here is your gruel. " Tell Your' ister A beautiful complexion is an impossibili ty without good pure blood, the sort that only exists in connection with good digestion, a healthy liver and bowels. Karl's Clover Root Tea acts directly on the bowels, liter and: kidneys keeping them in perfect health. Price 25 cts. and 50 cts. Sold by Chapple Drug Co, Climate and Consumption. I am in favor of treating tuberculous patients near their homes and in the same or nearly the same climate as that in which they will have to live and work after their restoration to health. My reasons for advocating such princi ples are founded on the experiences of all modern phthisio-therapeutists, who have demonstrated that the hygienic and dietetic treatment in special sani tariums is feasible and successful in nearly all climates. I know from personal observation that cures of pulmonary tuberculosis effected in our ordinary home climates, which are on the average not considered as especially favorable to this class of sufferers, have been more lasting and more assured than cures obtained in more genial climes. And, with all due deference to the opinions of others, I do not believe there exists any climate which has a special curative quality for any form of pulmonary tuberculoets. Climate can only be considered as a more or loe valuable adjuvant in the treatment of eomsaumloa, but not a specel,-t.- A. 1G c M. D , in North American Re. ..Nm _ _ _ attarda" t uni . . . . ! . . . - Miss Evns 2.. 28.3 31.S 90.1 2 58. 6 Mi's Phillips ..... 21 19.61 20.2 9 20. 17 Mi od ....... 4 42. 9. ii Yt. 8 Missl 'dwa, d ....i 59 0. 5 4. 96.41 2 57. 21 Miss Pi hl r. .... 51 40.1 44.5 99.1 12 87. 4 Miss Hil lydell .. 4 7 81 39. 96.11 .4I 23. 12 .iss Car ... 14.9, 46 5. 91.5 10 31. 16 Mt,ss (Crnwfrd... 47 38.6( 39.4 98. 3 532.1 20 SMis iReynolds.. 15 (8 . 41.8 87.4'1110(. 12 Mrs. Foster ..... 39 ;0.:1 31.3 9.2 1 18. 7 Total........... 434 38. 886. 95..- 51492. '123 The regular monthly rhetorical of the Irving society was held last Friday afternoon. Everyone present agreed that the nearly every number ou the programme was excellent and that the music was especially good. There was an unusual number of visitors, who went away well pleased. The school room in which the exercises were held was prettily decorated for the occasion with flags and evergreens. Miss Hayden's room met with Miss Edwards last Tuesday afternoon and gave a joint programme in honor of Washington's birthday. The room was appropriately decorated with flags and pictures of statesmen and a patriotic programme rendered. The national hymnI, sung by ;a hundred small voices, sounded inspiring. A number of the patrons anid mnl'!mblrs of the board were present and will always be welcome in thile future., Notes on lthe Ft-brary Report. The teachers :are much pleased tlha the percent of alttndance for February was almost 96. Thi weather was so sever- that several graded schools in the state were closed during the worst storm. Noi re0n of o ur schools was closed during any day of the recent storm. Quite a numner of the first grade pupils were kept at home, though. The tardiness report was made un usually large by several conditions, among which is the had weather; also. that no one is permittd to go home, or stay home, fer fear of causing a tardi ness, and, finally, all pupils, whether from the country or not, are counted as tardy if they come late. The enrollment for this month is twenty-eight lees Ithan that of Jantuary and sixty-four mole than February last year. There were twenty-eight visits by members of the school board, a matter that speaks for itself. An indifferent school board usually fosters an indiffer ent corps of teachers. Ninety-five visitors besides the trus tees is a fair quota for a midwinter month. It would please the teachers if parents and patrons would call often or to inspect the regular work of the schools. Honor Roll. High School, Miss Sara R. Evans, Teacher.--Jessie Railsback, Josie Ter rell, Ellen Stebbins, Mabel Salsbury, Clara Schmudlach, Robt. Schmudlack, Stella Hover, Hattie Brayton, Harriet Stebbins. Eighth Grade. Miss Phillips, Teach er.-Roscoe Allen, Lillie Linton, Eva McCoy, Lula Railsback, Farr Rowley, Anna Trieschman, Lola Tomlinson, Portus Williams, Edith Lavigne, Charles Hoe. Sixth and Seventh Grades South, Miss Ella H. Hood, Teacher.-Harry Davis, Frank Flanagan, Vera Frizelle, Vinnie Burton, Inez Elliott, Robie Holmes, Lillie Schmudlach, Liquori McCormick, Wane Vaughan, Dora Rad emaker, Catherine Williams, Maude Hart, Bessie Awe, Amy Rademaker, Birdie Szitnick, Josie Lavigne, Oscar Davis. Fifth and Sixth Grades North, Miss Mae Edwards, Teacher.-Edna Allen, Edna Cardwell, Walter Chrysler, Goldie Elliott. Marie Hannah, Lucy Hawks, Harvey Lane, Alice Radcliff, Lillie Reed, Harold Ross, Arthur Salsbury, Alice Shaw, Lucile Vaughan, Edna Williams, Amy Benighoff, Eva Berky, Gertrude Crowe, Irene Elliott, Lyle Hungerford, Frank Robbins, Max Zim merman, Sydney Zimmerman, Walter Wallace, Carl Wells. Fifth Grade South, Miss J. E. Pil cher, Teacher.-Everett Birely, Earl Frizelle, Mabel Hoe, Ethel Hanserd, Bessie Horner, Gertrude Murphy, Ethel McBride, Pearl Owens, Eddie Schmud lach, Lewis Salsbury, Frances Tschudy, June Gardner, Arthur Hanserd, Ben Hensen, Clara Lamport, Van Salsbury, Ben Witham, Essie Summers. Third and Fourth Grades North, Miss E. L. Hayden, Teacher.--Fanny Brown, Mary Hill, Helen Rowley, Maud Smart, Ralph White, Cassius White, Alma Robbins, Ira Salsbury, 'Frank Connely, Constance Chapple, Madge Hungerford, Helen Herford, Fred Lechner, Ethel Newton, Mary Peters. Second and Third Grades South, Miss Laura Camse, Teacher. - Tom Clarke, Richard Davis, Willie Davis, Bernice Deokert. Walter Graham. Thomas Halsteadt, Ned Hood, Howard Rouah, Mary Sbearwood, Bert Shook, Ruby Tomlinson, Myrtle Taobudy, Florence Wilson; Arthur Erloeokn, Bobbie Mills, Helene O'Donnell, Katie Roark, Harold Williams, Lottie Sobook, Edmund Summers, Edith Saitaoik, Harry Wilson. Room No. 3 North, Miss H. 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