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VOL. XX. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28. 1904. NO. THE KRIPPE NDORF= DITTMAN FOOTWEAR has the exclusive combination you do not find in other makes of ladies' fine shoes, FIT, COMFORT and STYLE It is apparent there are many shoes that contain some one of these features, but how dif ficult to have the three com bined. NEW FALL SHAPES NOW IN JOHN D. LOSEKAMP 'Famous Outfitter WITH NO MONEY a man is in a pretty bad position. and the older he is the worse his pre dicament. No matter how much he has made, the neglect to save has brought its inevitable punishment. The time to save is when you are young, and you will never be any younger than you are now. Begin today by starting an account with the Yegen Bros. Savings Bank. It will be the beginning of a habit you will never regret. Besides there is the interest to consider. Yegen Bros. Savings Bank Responsible Capital $125,000. Yellowstone National oF Bank BILLINGS CAPITAL, - $50,000 SURPLUS - $40,000 A. L. BABCOCK, PresldeMt PBTER LARSON, Hele.s, Vlce-Pras. B. H. HOLUSTER, Causher L. C. BABCOCK, Ass't Caushier DIRECTORS. Pamr. LAaSeo Helena En. CADnwar , Ds. H. E. Anaxraouo E. H. HoousTnsl A. L. BAnoox. Beues for Rutlin Safety Deposit Vault. General Banking Business Sell Exchange available in all the princi pal cities of the United States and Europe Collections promptly made and remit ted for. Accounts of firms and individuals solic ited on the most avorable terms consis tent with safe and conservative banking. BillingsStateBank CapitaJ Stock. $50,000.00 OFFIOERS: Paul McCormick, President. B. 0. Shorey, Vice-Pres. Charles Spear, Cashier. John A. Hoyt, Teller DIRECTORS: 8. C. Bostwick W. Hansard, C. O. Gruwell, Paul McCormick, A. H. Barth, B.. G. Shorey, cha. Spear. 'isnssct a General .anking Business. GRUWELL BLOOK ILLINGS, MONTANA. ARE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT TWO QUESTIONS IN CONSTITU TIONAL AMENDMENT. COUNTY CLERKS ADVISED Attorney General Advises Form of Voting So As To Remove All Doubt. In the opinion of the attorney gen eral of the state if submitted as pro vided for in the act of the legislature the proposed constitutional amend ment is likely to be declared by the courts as having been improperly car ried, even if adopted by the people To prevent this he has addressed a letter to the different county clerks advising them as to the proper man ner for placing the amendments, there are really two, upon the official ballot. As passed by the legislature and as certified down to the county clerks by the secretary of state, the bill con tains two amendments, notwithstand ing that in the section providing the form in which the matter is submitted to the electorate it is merely directed that the voting shall be for or against "the amendment to the constitution relating to the rights of labor." After studying the subject the attorney gen eral has arrived at the conclusion that the two questions should be voted upon separately, so that there may be no room for doubt as to the legality of the ramendment if carried. Present Form Improper. In his letter Mr. Donovan says: In examining the constitutional amendment to be submitted to the electors of Montana at the coming election, I have discovered that in its present form it cannot be submitted without subjecting it to the hazard of being declared by the court improp erly adopted and of becoming of no force and effect. I' therefore call your attention to the fact that there are two subjects of amendment to the consituion. One is to prohibit the em ployment of children under the age of 16 years in underground mines, the other to declare eight hours a day's work in certain lines of employment. Tlhese are two separate and distinct subjects, and, under the decisions of the several courts of the union, should be submitted as two separate and dis tinct amendments, rather than as one single amendment. Two Separate Subjects. There is, however, another matter contained in section 6, which provides that the legislature shall by appropri ate legislation provide for the enforce ment of the provisions of this article. This the legislature has done, without any special submission to the people. 'Phe two questions are the prohibition of the employment of children under '16 years of age in underground mines, and the eight hour proposition. To have these properly submitted to the electors so that they may be acted upon in a way that will be approved by the court, if the amendments are ever attacked, they must conform to section 9 of article XIX of the consti tution. As these two propositions cover separate subjects they cannot be construed as one amendment. I therefore suggest to you that, in order to have these matters properly on the ballot, there be printed upon the bal lot the following: Proper Form Set Forth. "An act providing for the submitt ing to the qualified electors of the state of Montana, for their approlvl or rejection, amendments to Article 18 of the constitution of the state or 'Montana, by adding thereto the follow ing: "1. Prohibiting the employment of children under the age of 16 years in underground mines. "2. Making. period of eight hours a day's labor on public works, in mills, smelters and underground mines. Amendment No. 1. "It shall be unlawful to employ children uqder the age of 16 years of age in underground mines. '.or the amendment to the consti tution relating to the employment of children under 16 years of age in. underground mines. "Against the amendment to the con stitution relating to the employment of children under 16 years of age in underground mines. Amendment No. 2. "A period of eight hours shall con stitute a day's work on all works or undertakings carried on or aided by any municipal, county or state gov ernment, and on all contracts let by' them, 'and in mills and smelters for the treatment of oi'es, and in under ground mines. "For the amendment to the constitu tion relating to making a period of eight hours a day's labor on public works, and in mills, smelters and un derground mines, and on all works carried on or aided by any municipal, county or state government, and on all contracts let by them. "Against the amendment to the con stitution relating to making a period of eight hours a day's labor on pub lic works and in mills, smelters and undeground mines, and on all works carried on or aided by any municipal, county or state government, and on all contracts let by them." The foregoing should be printed upon the ballot in the form as here indicated, and you will see to it that these suggestions are strictly com plied with. WAITING FOR CLARK BAR'L ITS OPENING MAY AFFECT CAM PAIGN IN STATE. HIS PROMISE IS RECALLED As Yet Has Done Little Toward De livering Electoral Votes to Parker. From republican national headquar ters at Chicago comes the word that while the intermountain states are conceded to be very close, they have not yet been given up. The agricul tural voters in them are almost solid to a man for Roosevelt oecause or their knowledge as to the authorship of the national irrigation policy ana because of their practical knowledge of its benefits. The committee be lieves that all of these states should. go for Roosevelt, and that they will probably do so. This. is because of the personal popularity the president enjoys there and because of the won derful prosperity of the western peo ple and the almost universal dissatis faction of the democrats with the outcome of the democratic national convention. As regards Montana this is what the correspondent or the b neapolis Journal nas to say: Montana Is Very Close. "Montana is so close that the repub licans are not inclined to claim 'it. Several of the leaders at national headquarters say that it is just as likely to go democratic as republican, and that nobody knows anything about it. "If Senator Clark should unstop his barrel, the republicans will give up the fight, and that he is thinking of doing that is generally understood. In the early part of the campaign Sena tor Clark, on a trip he made to New York, was solicited for a liberal contri bution to the democratic national campaign fund. This he declined to make,. but he did say, before going away, that he would make his contri bution to the campaign fund in the form of the electoral vote of his state for Parker. As yet he has not done anything, but it is belfeved that he is planning to hand out the cash in large sums during the last ten days of the contest. "Former Senator Tom Carter,, how ever, reports that the republican cause in Montana is moving along sat isfactorily. This may be all true, and yet if Clark should get busy with a lot of money, count the state for Par ker." Unless you are registered you cannot vote. Map of Ceded Reservatlon. Map of ceded part of Crow Indian reservation will be mailed to any ad dress by The Gazette on receipt of 10 cents. ERNUNIATION OF BRIBERS SPEECH OF HON. WILLIAM LIND SAY IN 1889. RT. KNOWN AS AN ORATOR P~esent Republican Candidate for Governor Surprised His Frrlends in the Legislature. The corre ondent of the Aanconda Standard, in describing the scene on January 24, 1899, when the Honorable William Lindsay denounced the brib ers and bribe-takers, said: "He (the HIonorable William Lind sai) has never been known as an ora tor. As a member of the house two years ago he was influential and re spected, but he rarely, if ever, in dulged in oratory, and none of his friends dreamed that he was capable of making a speecn so full of fire and force as that he delivered this morn ing. As he said, he realized the time had come when he could no longer sit silent. Words are inadequate to describe the delivery of his speech. Such adjectives as brilliant, vigorous, electrifying, do not do it justice. It was deeply 'impressive. Believes He Is Right. "Mr. Lindsay spoke as follows: 'Mr. President: I desire to preface my vote with a few remarks explaining the position that I have taken upon this 'senatorial election since the be ginning of this session. I am a re publican; I was elected to my seat in this body by a republican constitu ency, and I am supposed to represent a republican constituency. I am ex petted by these people to uphold and maintain republican principles. The struggle that is now going on between the diff.rent factions of the demo :cratic party is nothing to me; it has not influenced my action in the past, and will not in the future. (Great applause.) T'he position tnat I take is one that is right, because I am sup posed while I am a member of this body' to uphold the right and the prin ciplcs of the constituency that sent me here. (Great applause.) "'I also take the view that upon the election that is now before this body, the republican members should occupy a neutral ground, and the men who will enaeavor to swerve them' from that ground are unworthy of the respect and confidence of the people of this great commonwealth. "'There is an implied contract be tween a representative of this body and the constituency that sent him here, and that contract is Just as bind ing and should be held just as sacred as if it were written in words of fire; for the members. of the democratic party who are engaged in this bitter struggle I have no harsh .words; for the candidates that are betore this body i have no harsh words, but for the men, the political mavericks (laughter )who are parading in the stolen livery of republicanism and who have since the convening of this session used every means within their power to sow the seed of treason and discord within the republican ranks, I want to express unqualified con tempt and scorn. (Great applause.) * Time to Call Halt. "I have kept my seab until this time and remained silent, because 1 believe that the interests of the great party that I represent demanded it; and because I have an innate horror of parading my sentiments before the public; but it seems to me that if i would remain silent any longer the very bricks in this building would cry out 'Shame' When it comes to a point where it is handed from mouth to mouth in the hotel corridors and or. the streets of this city that ten of the republican votes of this assethbly have been purchased, and would be delivered to a certain candidate with in 48 hours, I say it was time to call a alt. "'One of the main issues in the re cent political contest was the election of a United States senator, and the people spoke in no uncertain voice upon that issue; by an unweildy, if not ungovernable majority, they dele _ted to the democratic party of this skate the power and authority to elect a United States senator. They served notice upon the republicans of this state that they had no voice in the matter, and by that notice they said to them that they should keep their hands off. The republican party, though having a minority in this body, has a duty to perform. Repub lican members have responsibilities resting upon their shoulders; they have a trust reposed in thefr hands that should be as sacred to them as their personal honor; and the fact that the democratic party in this house is rent in twain by personal feuds or by sectional strife does not lessen that obligation nor relieve them of that responsibility, neither does It absolve them from the pledges made to their 'constituents previous to the election. Must Give Account. "'They will be held to a strict ac countability by their constituents for their action in this body, and what ever may be the verdict in the end, if they have allowed themselves to be swerved a hair's breadth from their line of duty as .they are passing through the fiery ordeals of this con test, they will be branded as dishon. ored and will be political outcasts as well as social outcasts in the future. (Cries of 'Good! Good!' Great ap plause.) * * * "'I love my adopted state; I have confidence in her people; I have faith that a time will come when this era of corruption, of bribery and debauch ery will be forever swept from the state of Montana. (Great applause.) I realize the effect of following the ad vice of so-called business men; I re alize that they know that if they couli sweep the republican members of this body into the vortex of this political strdggle, they, in the process, would be ground to powder and would call down upon themselves political and social degradation; but I still have faith that the republican contingency of this house will remain true to their constituetns; true to the honor and integrity of the great commonwealth' of Montana. "'If we are to judge by the words or claims and counter-claims that have been bandied from mouth 'to mouth in the hotel corridors and upon the streets, the 15 members of the re publican party in this body have been looked upon as so many pieces of clay, to be fashioned into shape and voted at the will of some political bro ker; but, gentlemen, I want to say to you that' when the end of this contest has been reached the 15 members will be found as 15 blocks of granite, bear ing aloft the platform of the republi can party (cries of 'Bully! Bully.!' Great applause) upon which rests the eternal principles of republicanism, and from'its flagstaff shall float the proud banner of the republican party, as spotless and unsullied as when our constituents gave it into our keeping. "'Mr. President, I desire to cast my vote for 'Cornelius Helges.' (Great ap plause. A voice: 'Thank God.')" DULUTH TO GALVESTON. Deal Made to Build Through Road North and South. Chicago, Oct. 26.-A dispatch to the Tribune from Houston, Texas, says: Edward D. Steger, president of the Denison, Bonham & New Orleans rail road, has just returned from France, where he has been for several months arranging with one of the largest banling institutions of the continent for the financing of what will be the first through railway north and south in America. It is to run Irom Duluth, Minn., via Kansas City to Galveston, with, subor dinate lines. The construction will amount to 3,000 miles. The road is to be completed in a very snort time. The contract with the French syndicate is for an invest ment of q78,000,000. Construction will begin in 'lexas within 60 days, accord ing to Mr. Steger. NOTE TO THE POWERS. Washington, Oct. 26.-Acting Sec retary of State Adee today dispatched a note looking to a reconvening of The Hague conference. This is an in vitation of the president of the United States to the signatory powers of the original Hague treaty to come to gether again. The note is directed to the Ameri can ambassadors and ministers abroad, with instructions to sound the governmente to which they are ac credited and to extend President Roosevelt's invitation in such terms as they see fit. A majority of the powers must de termine the place as well as the date of the meeting. THE FASTEST OF HER. ARMOURED CRUISER COLORADQ MAKES GREAT RUN. EXCEEDS CONTRACT TIME Greatest Speed Developed in Her.•i ",: ficial Trial 23.33 Knots Per Hour. Boston, Oct. 24.-The armored cruiser Colorado, built for the Unat States navy by William Cramiip:i *t' Sons, of Philadelphia, today in el·i official trial covered 88 nautical males in three hours 57 minutes and . s. . seconds, maintaining an hourly aver age speed of 22.26 knots throughoui the run, exceding the speed of°23 knots called for in the builders' conb: tract more than a quarter of a kntot It is thought that tide correctio.s. may increase her average slightly.': The highest speed developed was 23.33 knots and this was maintain for six and six-sixteenthse miles du&' l ing the homeward run. iToday's performance rates the. Vol ' rado as the fastest vessel in the a: mored cruiser class, and one ofh tli? fastest in the navy, the only lage' American ships that have exceededi°4 her speed being the Columbia rapi Minneapolis. The engines wrI ed' r smoothly and developed an aver9it"e,. horse power of 28,000, and theapionde5 ous twin screws whirled at an'aa r' age of 128 revolutions per min.e", at times made 130 revolutions. Th& great ship responded to the slig.stisti touch on her helm. - . . The trial was held over the i uL: New England course. Starting " Cape Ann, the vessel steamed.'4%;* knots up the coast to Cape Porpoef, Maine, made a brilliant- turi t tn' tih , started one tile rni bak :to Cape: AnnM~,. The weather conditions were excel lent. The air was clear, a light Wi.. blew from the northwest, and tlhe sea.i was very :smooth. ' mlight vessels of the United $statei ; navy were anchored as stake bot along the course. ' In turning. "figure 8" and othe~~' i maneuvering tests, the ship gave: splendid satisfaction, particularly n.1 the complete turn which she made in - a circle the diamater which wa8t o! little less than twice the length of the cruiser. A BASE INGRATE. Recipient of Assistance Charged With°, Robbing His Benefactor. Complaint was made at police head quarters yesterday by Mrs. Lewis. Summerville, colored, that she wa,:M the victim of the basest sort of lnA - gratitude at the hands of a man of her race, whose name she did not know, " further than he called himself "Jack.." She claimed that after he had been made the recipient of much needed as sisatance from her husband he had "f shown his appreciation by robbing , them. As told by Mrs. Summerville the . negro arrived here some days ago, a stranger and destitute. Her husband. assisted him financially and also gave him employment at odd jobs. Lest. Tuesday he was working about their: ' house. Among other things he did 14 was to lay a carpet. While he was ,ii thus engaged Mrs. Summerville had. occasion to leave the room, leaving :. the man alone a short time. Yester day morning she discovered thata:t, dresser had been entered andt $ i.i stolen from one of the drawers. iShe accused "Jack" of the theft,. saying that he had taken the key . t. dwtc the drawer, which was lying on of the dresser, and unlocked the Xf fly's deposit box, When the. oss. discovered the man had left the t " Oficer Garnant rememb.ere, seen him Tuesday evenqin walki*E along the Northern Pac.. ;-track.pt of town. recopiuzlg. him b. a de the police ..oul do nothbng, the ' ter was ref rre -ti tile fee. Telegrams were sent to a ipatwee mod wasresie ; ; :sheriff . ate "Forutb tIa% tlt thief was 'under rsrest the;.