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'i· · .; •' . .q i' :, . , ; 1'n s-- .. e . -e VOL. XIV. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE. COUNTY, MONTANA, FRIDAY, MARCH 3,. 1899 .N,,.,,:.. . . . .. . .. . .; . ~:..? ..... ! •. .. . . . - .. . . . . .. . . . .. ._. m . . . :. RUBBERS KRRUBBERS RUBBERS 241I PA IR CHILDREN'S AND MISSES' RUBBERS, TO CLOSE OUT, ....AT 150 PER PAILR.... See the New Spring Shoes in our. Window. A few pair of Women's Alaska Overshoes, 50 cents. John D. Iosekamp "FOrNous Outfitter." . . . . . . . . . . . ' _ - .. . . ..I. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. JAB. R. GO(B . LAWYER. Office First National Bank Building. H. E. ARMSTRONG, M. u., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Belknap Block, - Billings, Montana. DR. J. H. RINEHART. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Offioe in First National Bank building, Billings, Monta ANDREW CLARK, M. D. HARRIET FOXTON-CLARK, M. D.. C. M PHYSICIANS and SURGEONS. Rooms 6 and 7. First National Bank Building. Night calls answered at ofice. F. GODDARD. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office over First National Bank. FRED H: HATHRORN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office-Room 4, First National Bank Building. Billings, Montana. , OHNSTON & 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 NATIOPAL BANK -) OF ( sBIi sI s, MONTRaN Paid* Up Capital, - $150,000 Surplus and Profits, - 10,000 P. B. Moss, President. H. W. ROWLEY, Vice-Pres. S. F. MORSE, Cashier. S. G.' REYNOLDS, Asst. Cash. DIRECTORS: Chas. T. Babcock, Jos, Zilmerman, H. W. RIowle, . G. W. Woodson. P. B Moss. ?madM ilkthuura -~rb Z 4593 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL ...BAN K... OF BILLINGS -o CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS, - - $20,000 --o A. L. BABCOCK, President. DAVID FRATT, Vice-Pres. G. A. GRIGQS, Cashier DIRECTORS. A. L. BABCOCK, DAVID FRATT, G. A. ORIGGS, ED. CARDWELL PETER LARSON. -0-- Regular Banking in all its Branches. Safe Deposit Bowes Rented. Special Attention Given to Collections -o Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Exchange OF THE Is the Most Complete East of Helena. FOPr"ar e, j irpets and House Furnishings ; of all kinds are our specialties, but we carry practically everything to Beautify the Home 4 Our store is 5oxIoo feet and our stock fills it up, so you have a great assort ment to select from. COE ND SEE US. I Twenty-Eighth Street, rear . of Wardwell Block. I BILLINGS COMNPRNY Ywes. * . e sls ta. e~~'Y- Lmylr-su . AIJOURNS SINE DIE Nearly Midnight Last Night When the State Legislature Con cluded Its Work. LOSEKAMP'S MEASURE Authorizing State Arid Land Commis sion to Buy N. P. Lands and Bounty Bill Signed Yesterday afternoon and last night were busy times in both branches of the legislature and the closing events of the Sixth legislative assembly were witnessed. It was nearly midnight when both houses adjourned sine die. TnesdaUy-ln the Senate. From the tenor of remarks made in the senate this. morning by one or two senators it looks as though some of the members of the upper house are not bubbling over with good feeling to wards the twin branch of the legisla ture. One senator referred rather sar castically, to the lower house. while another in a spirit of sarcasm move that the senate adjourn to the house for the purpose of being enlightened upon pending measures. These sayings were made during the committee of the whole. Beyond these amenities the morning session of the senate was featureless. The substitute for S. B. 65, amend ing the law in regard to clunty print ing, furnished more or less discussion in committee of the whole. The bill was finally referred to the general file for subsequent discussion. Senator Stanton's bill relating to po lice judges also passed the committee. The bill allows the judges the same compensation as justices of the peace for conducting criminal hearings and civil oases. The senate then adjourned until 2 o'clock. This afternoon the committee on pub lic buildings reported adversely upon H. B. 120, making the state liable for the interest upon the capitol building bonds. There was also a minority re port in favor of the passage of the bill. There was a sharp debate as to adopt ing the minority report. The latter was adopted and the bill indefinitely postponed. Committee of the whole work was then resumed, with Senator Courtney in the.chair. S. B. 65 was again con sidered and passed the committee with an additional amendment taking the 'lace of those agreed to thie' morning. H. B. 55, hppropriating money for the Billings pen contractor, was then considered and passed. The house perpetrated a little joke on Representative Losekamp during the final reading of the house bills Monday afternoon. The free county high school bill introduced by the member from Yellowstone came up for the final vote and by prearrangement forty-six of the members voted no as the roll was called. Seriously disturbed by the de feat of the measure that he has support ed with so much enthusiasm from the beginning, Mr. Losekamp rose to make a final protest. "It is possible that the members don't know what they are voting on," be said, when the roll call .nded. "There is some mistake. I want to-" "The member will be permitted to speak when the vote has been can vassed," interrupted the speaker. "The clerk will canvass the vote. Clerk Pond read the names over. "Are there any corrections?" asked the speaker. Nearly every member of the house, was on his feet at the same instant. "Mr. Speaker," they cried in chorus. To facilitate the correction of the record the roll was called again and the bill was passed unanimously, amid laughter at the expense of the member from Yellowstone county. During Tuesday morning's session (Gallwey, chairman of the committee on privileges and elections, asked per mission to introduce two bills without previous notice, whiob provide for the eubmission to the electors of the state of the same amendm'nts to the consti tution whichb were voted on and carried at the last election, but whiob were nulined by some clerical error. Per mission was granted and these bhills were introduced: H B. 188, by committee on privi legss and leetols., alloi tig dltrist oast jedge to set as jstin, ol the . poIe emert Iease any meiub ats the peple abelb) is qagaslsd ber. atm - oh as eps. *b 8i n seImSal L p .rivw e t t Li e4 e boundaries of Cascade county; S. B. 86, relating to negotiable instruments; S. B. 12, appropriating , motny for the relief of J. H. Geiger; S. B. 6'. relat ing to the nomination of candidates for school trustees: senate substitute for H. B. 20, reducing the legal rate of in terest; S. J. M. 8, relating to the Fort Peck. Indian reservation; S. J. M. 4, in relation to pasturing live stock on forest reservations. About 4:30 the governor returned H. B. 132 to the house without his ap proval. The question recurring on whether the house should pass the bill over the veto the bill passed by a vote of 52 to 18. In going to the senate the bill was there passed over the veto by a vote of 21 to 3. Wednesday--n the Senate. Several bills went down to death in the senate this morning as a result of the reports of standing committees. The committees on towns and counties indefinitely postponed' S. B. 52, alter ing the boundaries of Deer Lodge coun ty. S. B. 74. garnisheeing warrants for taxes due, was also postponed. Con currence was recommended in H. B. 133, annexing a part of Meagher coun ty to Cascade. The judiciary committee recommend ed postponement of S. B. 83, licensing places of amusement; S. B. 70, creat ing irrigation districts: S. B. 69, pro viding for additional justices of the peace, and recommended concurrence in H. B. 187, relating to the state tax levy, and that H. B. 188, the prize fighting bill, be placed on the general file. Three members of the seinate will en joy a trip around the state visiting the state institutions, in accordance with a resolution introduced by Senator Wot den. The committee consists of Sena tors Worden, Eggleston and Hannah. In committee of the whole the senate transacted a lot of business. Concur rence was recommended in H. B. 2. re lating to witness fees in justices' courts: H. B. 137, relating to the state levy; H. B. 156, paying disbarment case claims; H. B. 156, paying Doiml inick Cavanaugh: H. B. 188, annexing part of Meagher county to Cascade: H. J. M. 8, asking for the creation of the Tenth judicial district; H. J. M. 8. re lating to free homesteads; H. J. M. 6i, asking congress to pass the amendment to the river and harbor bill for irrigat ing arid lands. The senate then recessed until 2 p. nm. This afternoon in committee of the whole H. B. 166, appropriating $852, 000 for the executive and judicial de partments of the state government, was considered and passed. Several bills were placed upon third reading and passed. In the House. The speaker affixed his signature to the many deficiency appropriation bills and Phelps' water commission bill. He also signed the certificates to be at tached to H. B. 182 and H. B. 124, setting forth the fact that these bills had been passed over the governor's ve to, having received more than the re quisite two-thirds vote in both house and senate. On recommendation of the judiciary committe, Hannah's ballot bill (S. B. 34) was indefinitely postponed. Mahon's bill relating to the open sea son for sage and fool hens was in definitely postponed, and the house sub stitute for S. B; 98, relating to a fran chise for the state fair association, was recommended for passage, and S. B. 94, allowing doctors to compound drugs, was ecommiended for concurrence. One bill was introduced: H. B. 192, by Moran, governing traction engines on highways. When the house resumed this after noon the committee on judiciary recom imended the indefinite postponement of Mahon's bill relating to traction and steam engines on highways, and that a substitute for the bill, introduced by the committee, be printed. S. B. 104, relating to the right of eminent domain, and substitute for S. B. 87, relating to the dissolution of banking companies, were recommended for concurrence and the house then went into committee of the whole with Black in the chair. Hobson's senate bill 45, providing for a tax levy for stock inspection; Geiger's bill, relating to the location of mining claims; S. B. 78, providing for the inspection of horses shipped out of the state, were recommended for concurrence. illpg Bills. Governor Smith algued the bounty bill (booma bill No. 88), which fxes the bounty on wolves at $5 and the coyote bounty at $8. Other MIll.s aipd Topsday by the gov. r.oos were:. H B. TO, introdnead by .eammtektie Orutobeold and :elating to ne ineeorpeorationa 8. i. Tr, lntro. dau by RBprestaw tite Patas, an. naisz- the peroelts of H.la etta. Ommai hit 'aug Ldma). soreruly a parties cc Darm Ldge amnty, to nwi mI B ford 1m , d . Z 3, 11O,O nhi et. ee eeast le a bau dop.f -. bem mislnelases toa umb Mhaeen semsimes I thu '3Wte canal district at a price not exceeding $2 an acre. Thursday-Ia the Senate. The last day of the Sixth legislative session finds the upper house of the Montana legislature in a happy frame of mind. The grave senators in cele bration of the end of their labors or the session indulged in a apumber of amenities this morning. Some messages were read from the governor and the house. Governor Smith )informed the senate that he bad signed H. B. 20, relating to the legal rate of interest: S. B. 25, relating to exposed mining shafts: S. B. 61, au thorizing the governor to correct mie takes and misdescriptions in deeds con veying property; S. B. 62, providing for the nomination of candidates' for school trustees; S. B. 68, appropriating money for the assistant sergeant-at arms; S. B. 71, annexing a portion of Meagher to Cascade; S. B. 71, ap propriating money for the relief of J. H.Geiger; S. J. M. 3, asking for the opening of a portion of the Fort Peck Indian reservation: S. J. J. M. relating to pasturing animals on the forest re serves; S. J. M. 4, asking that Lieuten ant Colonel Wallace be promoted to a brigadier generalship. Senator Norris presented a concurrent resolution for the appointment of a joint committee of both houses to re port upon a time for adjournment. The resolution prevailed and the chair appointed Senators Norris, Riddell and Hobson. Senator Hannah raised the point of order that no previous notice had been given. The chair ruled that where the rules were not to be changed no pre vious notice was necessary. Subse quently Senator Norris announced that as he had given notice yesterday of his intention to make a motion to amend rule 7 by striking out the portion re lating to the introduction and passage of a bill the same day, he would pres ent it today. The motion prevailed. There being nothing further for the senate to do, a recess was taken until 2 o'clock this afternoon. The senate this afternoon adopted ,the report of the joint committee relative to adjournment the same as adopted in the house. A lot of bills were then read the first time. In the House. This, the sixtieth and last day of the Sixth legislative assembly, was ushered in with sunshine and balmy breezes. Little business of importance was trans acted in the house up to the noon hour. A communication was received from the governor stating that he had signed Shovlin's co-tenant bill and Stephens' bill relating to the sale and appraisal of state lands. Cullen's joint memorial by which the woes and wrongs of the impecu nious are to be righted was reported back from the committee on federal re lations, a majority and minority report being filed. The speaker signed S. B. 66, relating to the place of trial of actions in jus tices' courts; S. B. 86, relating to at taching before a debt is due; S. B. 91, relating to the filing of contracts; S. B. 30. abolishing the office of supreme court reporter and increasing the sal aries of the justices: senate substitute fbr H. B. 84, relating to jurors' fees, and Losekamp's free county high school bill. A committee of three, consisting of Crutchfield, Sweeney and Lindsay, was appointed to meet a like committee from the senate to fix upon the hour for adjournment. S. B. 7, relating to the building of a home for the feeble minded, and H. B. 182, providing for the issuance of addi Continued on Pourth Page. --. TH E .- SLinton Clothing Co. %LOTHING AND FURNISHING8 Everything of the Latest and Nobbiest for Men's Wear. HJITS rND CGPS " BOOTS TND SHOB.S The Best Selected Stock in all .. as.e . Montana. ARMY BILL IS PASSEf, The Compromise Measure, After Protracted Contest, Accep ted by the Senate. THE VOTE WAS 55 TO 43; Gorman's Amendment Accepted with'.' Slight Modification-Vest Made a Characteristic Speech. Washington, Feb. 27.-After a con test that will be memorable in the his-: tory of the senate, the compromise army reorganization bill was passed this evening at 7:10. When the senate con veued at 11 o'clock this morning it seemed more than likely that the bill might be passed during the dpy. Mr. Gorman insisted that his amend ment providing that the army should not be increased permaneptly-or beyond July 1, 1901, be incorporated' in thi measure. For several hours it appeared;" probable that his insistence at least would throw the bill over until tomor row and perhaps defeat it. ' An agree meat was reached, however, and Mr. Gorman's amendment, in a slightly modified form, was accepted. The notable speech of the day against: the measure was delivered by Mr. Vest,. but his brilliant eloquence availed noth ing against the measure as finally" agreed upon. An amendment by Mr. Thuraten, striking out the paragraph' relating to the age limit.for appointment of officers : in the provisional regiments, was agreed to. Mr. Hawley offered as an amendment a proviso of the fifteenth section, a- thorizing the president to enlist tem pornrily to the service for absolutely necessary purposes in- the Philippinese volunteers,officers and men, individual-. ly or by organizations, now in those islands and about to be discharged, di recting that they shall be counted- as part of the volunteer force authorlzed" by this act, and that they shall not be enlisted for more than six months nor beyond the time necessary to replace. them. It was adopted. Mr. Gorman offered the following* amendment as a provision of ' section 15: "That each and every provision of this act shall continue in 'force until July 1, 1PO1, and on and after that date all the general staff and line offi cors appointed to the army under this - act shall be discharged and the number' restored in each grade to those existing at the passage of this act, and the en listed force of the line of the army shall be reduced to the number as provided, by law prior to April 1, 1898, exclusive of such additions as have been or may be made under this act to the artillery, and except the cadets provided for by this act, who may be appointed prior to July 1, 1901: and provided, further, that no officer who has been or may be promoted under existing law, or under the rules of seniority, shall be disturbed in his rank." The amendment was adopted, 68 vot ing in the affirmative and none in the negative. An amendinment offered by Mr. Carter provided that three of the provisional regiments at the discretion of the prepi dent should be cavalry, whose members should be particularly proficient in, horsemanship and marksmanship, the regiments to serve mounted or dss mounted. It was agreed to.