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VOL. XVill. NO. 265
BUTTE, MONTANA, SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 4, 1899.
PRICE F1VECENTS
£ We Have some extra ?>
S good values in Under- |
If wear for this week. &
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# Heavy Wool, Fleece Lined £
Men's Underwear at
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Per Garment $ |
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of design, brilliancy and whiteness
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With any line ever displayed in the
west. Pretty enough to fully repay
a walk of blocks to look at.
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the goods are in point of elegance
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WORK OF THE
LEGISLATORS
Has
Been Mostly Confined to
Committees.
WILL PROGRESS RAPIDLY
Now That the Senatorial Election is
Over—Democratic Factions
Have Made Up.
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Special to the Inter Mountain.
Helena, Feb. 4.—Many of the legisla
tors went home yesterday to spend Sun
day with their families, so that it is
rather quiet around the legislative hall*
today. Yesterday was the thirty-third
day of the session. When the session is
resumed Monday the sixth session will
j have reached the thirty-sixth day leaving
I but twenty-four days of the sixty allow
ed law- Tlle session ' v >" en(1 Th urs
day March 2. With over one-half of the
i session gone it puzzles one to figure out
just how much has been accomplished in
the law making line. At first thought one
, would say practically nothing. On the
, surface it looks that way but considéra
j tion should be had for the amount of work
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that has been d° ne > n committees. There
more than one bill, the fond hope of some
ator, lias perhaps mot its doom or
: been reported back in the shape of a sub
institute.
! So far one hundred and fourteen bills
I have been introduced in the house and
! fifly-eight in the senate. The house will
probably reach and perhaps pass the 200
mark. One hundred bills will probably
be the limit of the upper house. Next Fri
day in pursuance of an understanding
reached at the beginning of the session
which was incorporated in the rules a
joint steering committee will be appoint
ed to expedite the more important mcas
l,rcs and 8enc>rally supervise legislation ' n
both houses. It is expected that when the
steering committee takes matters in hand
the wheels of legislation will fairly buzz
with industry.
But one bill has passed both houses and
received the executive approval. That
was the salary bill H. B. No. 6 , passed
j January 12. One joint memorial has pass
i ed both houses. That is senate joint mein
J orial No. 1. This was concurred in by the
house Thursday. It will be signed by the
respective officers of the two bodies Mon
day and go to the governor for his ap
proval. It asks congress to put a cheek
wandering bands of Indians whose
are a menace to the citi
j on
predatory habit
zens of the commonwealth.
To the casual observer it does seem
strange that the thirty-sixth day of the
session will find but those two measures
enacted. But as stated there has been a
lot .if committee work. Then fherc has
i been the senatorial nuisance, for such it
! was ns far as legislation was concerned.
j Miss Democracy had her hands full de
ciding whom she should send to Wash
i in * ton t0 succeed hec Mantle ' sixteen
different days saw balloting and no
choice, with the tension growing stronger
: every day. It began to be generally be
lieved that a dead lock was on and no sen
ator would be chosen. Happily these
j fears have proved groundles. A senator
j has been elected and the hands of the law
\ makers are free.
I It is surprising and gratifying to note
' how ropidlj the ill feeling engendered
during that memorable contest p .,,i
into a memory. The late opposing fo.-eos
: of democracy seem to he on the best of
; terms already. It would not be surpris
! ing if before th° end they completely kiss
1 and make up. The first indication of this
; return of harmony was manifested Thurs
<
day when the joint investigation commit
tee submitted its second and final report.
As soon as the two houses had met in joint
session and the chairman of thecommittee
had announced a report E. C. Day, late
leader of the Clark forces in the house,
in a suave manner made a motion that
the report ho received, the committee dis
charged and the report and exhibits
turned over to the secretary of state foi
future (?) reference. There were several
seconds to the motion.
"It is seconded by Mr. Toole," said Mr.
Day. looking President Sprigg in the eye
and ignoring the other parties who sec
onded his motion.
"Yes, by Mr. Toole," announced the
president as he proceeded to put the mo
tion which carried with a hurrah. The
'J
j San to wonder whether they had been
i dreaming or had seen the first indication
; of the dawn of the millenium. The re
j porters, ever eager for stirring scenes,
j kicked themselves and their luck at the
j thought of a report from the joint investi
gating committee creating as little dis
J turbance as a stone cast in the ocean.
; That joint committee had furnished some
I torrid numbers for the press. It came in
j with a rush and a roar that threatened
I to knock several senatorial kites all to
; pieces. Its passing was really pathetic.
Even Whiteside was not in evidence to
act as chief mourner.
I E
at
Among the measures now before the ]
legislature that promise to furnish a little I
of life and relieve the daily monotony aie ■
the bills that if enacted Will licence gam
bling again, the Rosebud and Powell
county bills, the salary bill, the Initiative
and referendum measures and possibly
the bill that seeks to increase the number
of justices on the supreme bench to five.
The county division or county creation
bills will of course furnish the most ex
citement, especially the Powell county
bill. It is not unlikely that before this
bill is disposed of it will be the means of
undoing all this ora of good feeling that
has succeeded the late senatorial un
pleasantness. The advocates of the bill
will be on hand with a strong lobby and
propose to make a stronger tight with
better chances of success than two years
ago. The opponents of the measure will |
also be in evidence.
The gambling bill will find a strong
lobby to face. The ministers of Helena are
up in arms and propose to lead in the
fight against the bill. They have passed
resolutions and appointed committees to
keep the sentiment red hot here ard all
over the state. It does not seem possible
for the bill to pass. Speaking of gambling
the games that have been running in
Helena wide open are now closed tight
us the traditional drum. It is whispered
around that the grand jury which is still !
j n session has been investigating the ;
j wide open violation of the law and that
, something is liable to drop pretty close to 1
!
those who have been making it possible
to bet on a case card in the capital for ,
j several months past. Rumors are not un
j common that certain officials through
J whose connivance the games have been j
| permitted to'run will be considerably j
! worried before this grand jury winds up
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its work. Hush money is the word used j
when knowing ones speak of the un- ,
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i bridled manner in which faro, roulette,
j stud poker, craps and "Klondike" games
I have becn running under the very eyes
' of the law makers. If any of the reports
, circulating through the congealed atmos
■ phere of Helena prove true the sensations
j did not all die with Whiteside,
j Senator Stanton, whose "fellow ser
: vant" bill went down to defeat in the
: senate on Thursday, does not propose to
give up the fight. He gave notice in the
senate yesterday of his intention to in
1 troduce a bill defining the term fellow
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: servant." His new bill will be awaited
! with interest. It will probably oe killed
in the senate, but will have more mourn
ers than the other measure did. The
! railroads appear to have plenty of friends
! in the senate.
The committee on corporations put the
finishing touches yesterday to Phillips'
bill regulating the transportation rates
on coal in Montana by reporting it back
with the recommendation that it be in
definitely postponed. The senate sus
tained the report.
The senate judiciary committee also .lid
; cel tain game
Whiteslde's bill, having to-do with the
powers and duties of county officers, re
quiring reports and inspections, ran up
against a Dewey in the shape of the
same committee.
a little work in the killing line yester
day.
The Torrens bill was laid away on the
shelf, as mentioned In these dispatches.
The bill in regard to arid land bonds met
a similar fate at the hands of that com
mittee. So did the bill that proposed to
dispose of the money turned over to the
state by the joint investigating com
mittee, and the house bill (Truscot's),
amending the game laws as to fish and
j Some of tiie senate committees appear
j to be presided over by veritable watch
I dogs, who sit down hard on any innova
tions in legislation. And still the Inno
cents introduce more hills.
RAID MADE ON
A DISTILLERY
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New York. Feb. 4.—Revenue Agent
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Robert Y\ illiams, Jr., has made the first
raid on a registered distillery that has
been made in New York in 2. r > years. He
has seized and confiscated the distillery,
and contents of Joseph Hwartm tn of
Brooklyn. Theodore Ackerman, a part-I
ner of Swartman; B. Goldberg and- Ru
Lipa, employes, were arrested.
Swartman wil be arrested as. soon as the
officers can find iiim. The distillery Is
one of only two of its kind in New York,
where a very high grade of brandy is
made. Swartman was granted a license
last November. Since that time he has
been running on full time, but has never
applied for revenue stamps. This aroused
the suspicions of the officials. The offi
cers secured evidence convincing them
that goods were being illegally removed
from the place. Seizure and arrests fol
lowed. The property seized is valued at
$18.000.
Win n l.Muilicnpe Painter
New Yoik, Feb. 4.—Edmund Burton
Willis, a well known landscape painter,
is dead at his home in Brooklyn. His
best-known picture is probably 'The
Prairie Fire." It represents people flee
ing before a fire on an American prarrie.
Mr. Willis painted many pictures and
landscape scenes in the western state.; fur
private galleries.
Chicago Man Honored
Chicago, Feb. 4.—Rev. Alexander Mc
Gavick, pastor of St. John's church of
this city, has been presented with a docu
ment from Rome appointing him bishop
of Mercopolis (a see now in name only)
to be known as bishop and directed to
assist Archbishop Feehan.
DENOUNCED BY
MR. MANTLE
Did
Not Aid In Securing Mr.
Clark's Election.
STORY IS A FALSEHOOD
He Did Not In Any Way Work For or
Against Any Candidate For
United States Senator
Special to the inter Mountain
! statement is unqualifiedly untrue, with
; out a shadow of basis. In fact, I took
l( . w | iatev01 . j ir
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! for or against any candidate. I challenge
, fluence a single menibr
j ,lnj " ne t0 Produce a particle of proof to
j the contrary.
Washington, Feb. 4.—I have just read
the statement published in the Standard ;
I
Sunday charging me with actively aid- j
ing- and abetting Clark's election. The |
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tly or indirectly, !
in the contest, and made no effort to in
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f the legislature
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Considering the character of the con
st. the forces engaged and the methods
employed, the late senatorial struggle
was one which, in my humbl
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i that the pacification of Cuba is assured
j c* a result of the conciliation of General
j Gomez, administration officials are
. Urging the president to take action look
, ing to the conciliation of Aguinaldo and
securing his co-operation in settling the
| Philippine question. The authorities are
j confident there will be no trouble in ae
; c <>mplishing the disbandment of
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New iork, Feb. 4.—A special to the ,
Herald from Washington says: Believing I
judgment,
allegiance to the demo
cratic party might wisely and well and
with present honor and future advantage
let severely alone.
LEE MANTLE.
WE MAY ASK AID
FROM AGUINALDO
the
Cuban army, now that its leader has
consented to aid Iho president in bring
ing peace to the island.
General Gomez's dispatch to the presi
dent was most flattering. He presented
his compliments and said in; would be
very glad to comply with the wishes of
the president and that he would go to
Havana and confer with General Brooke
relative to the settlement of questions
concerning the affairs of the Island. See
! I'dary liny, by direction of the president,
j immediately sent a congratulatory tele
^'"im to Mr. Porter for transmission to
j General Gomez.
I In view of this satisfactory outcome
i in Cuba it is urged by some that a similar
I experiment should be tried with Aguin
| ahio. Advices from General Otis show
that conditions in the archipelago are im
proving. He states that lie is confident
that when the treaty of peace is ratified
the opposition to American control will
collapse. General Otis lias before been
directed to keep in communication with
Aguinaldo and explain the friendly pur
poses of this government, but the point is
made that if the commission now on the
or one of its mem
bers should be directed to confer with
'Aguinaldo as Mr. Porter was instructed
to do with Gomez and explain the wishes
, Tl , ...
; way to the Philippines
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D'f the presld-mt, the backbone of the fight
nffa ' ns ^ t,lr ereignty of the 1 nited
j States would be broken and a different
! aspect would be placed on the situation.
i.
'if the president chose to do so, he could
] with propriety have a conversation with
I Agoneillo, who represents Aguinaldo, and
I explain the purposes of this government.
Agoneillo has made himself distasteful
to this government, however, because of
his action in making public the docu
ments he submitted to the state depart
ment and sending cablegrams to his chief
advising him of the developments in the
situation. Through his secretary Agon
cillo has presented at the state depart
ment another memorandum showing that
the area of territory and number of peo
ple controlled by the "Philippine repub
lic" is many times greater than that con
trolled by Spain when she was recognized
as the sovereign archipelago and over
whelmingly greater than that controlled
by the I'nited States which only holds
Manila. He enclosed additional data at
tempting to show the right of the Fili
pinos to govern themselves and closing
by urging that the United States should
recognize the republic. No notice will
be taken of the communication.
Should I'ax Cubau Troops
New York, Feb. 4.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from Havana says: Senator
Proctor has returned from Pinar del Rio.
He found 3,600 insurgents there, of whom
1.400 were doing police duty, for which !
they had not pay. General Diaz told him •
that the good order maintained was re- I
markable. Senator Proctor thinks that l
immediate action should be talon with
reference to paying the Cuban troops.
STOCKS RETURNING
FROM LONDON
New York, Feb. 4.—The Tribune says:
The exceedingly heavy domestic buying
of stocks and bonds on the local stock
exchange last month was not accom
panied by a similar movement on the
part of London investors. Foreign hold
ers of American securities, on the con
trary. were extensive sellers and these
securities are now beginning to arrive
here in enormous volume. The Majestic,
which has just arrived from Liverpool,
brought American securities of the ag
gregate value of more than $ 10 , 000 , 000 ,
and it is estimated that the Lueania is
carrying about $8,000,000 worth more. The
steamers which sailed from New York in
1,10 '"hhlle ol lllis "eek also ha\ e on
board many packages containing Ameri
( ,. m Btot . k „_ Forpig:n hoU ses which sold
these securities in this city for London
account have been borrowing the stocks
on the exchange here for delivery and
now will be able to return them. The
sales or American stocks by the foreign
holders have been paid for through the
big credit balance of American bankers
abroad whlch has been estimated to be
not much below $ 10 , 000 , 00 .
Senate Proceedings
Washington. Feb. 4.—At the beginning
of ti»e session of Iho senate Allen oftered j
the following resolution:
"That the senate of the i'nited States,
in ratifying and confirming the treaty «>f j
peace, does not commit itself or the gov- ]
eminent to doctrines that the islands >
acquired by virtue of the war with j
Spain are to be annexed or to become
part of the United States, and that the j
difference in language of said treaty as j
respects the island of Cuba and its in
habitants shall not be construed or be
held to be a difference in effect, but that
it is the intention and purpose of the
senate in ratifying said treaty t > place
the inhabitants of the Philippine islands i
; and Porto Rico in exactly the same posl- j
, tion aH aspects their relations to the j
I United Stales as are the inhabitants of j
Cuba."
Allen will address the senate upon the
resolution Monday.
Chilton then addressed the senate on
the various anti-expansion resolutions.
He asserted that he was not in anti-ex
pansionist or anti-annexationist. Within
proper bounds, lie regarded it as the duty
of this country to widen its bounds. He
believed the acquisition of Porto Rico
and Guam was well enough, but in the
acquisition of the Philippines a grave
public policy was involved, lie believed
such acquisition involved serious perils
and dangers to our government an I in
stitutions, and would constantly oe a
menace. He did not regard the annexa
tion of the Philippines as at all similar
to Louisiana, and California and other
localities when made a part of the I'nited
States.
Work of the House
mates.but more than i
Washington, Feb. 4.—The military aca
demy appropriation bill was taken up
by the house today. It carries $601,817,
which is considerably less than esti- J
-cent appropriation ;
bills of this character.
Marsh (rep.) of Illinois, in charge of (he !
bill, explained the increased total was due
to the need of renovating the library and
furnishing the new Cullom hall.
Three Lives Lost
Springfield. 111., Feb. 4.—Three persons
lost tlieir lives this morning in a lire
which destroyed the boarding house of
Mrs. Eva Wlthoy. The dead are:
MRS. EVA WITHEY.
MISS HELEN ROSS.
J. C. HALL.
There were eighteen persons asleep in
the building when the fire was discovered
and those who escaped did so with great
difficulty. Mrs. Withey lost her life in j
trying to save Hall, who was old and I
helpless. The woman succeeded by su
perhuman efforts, however, in saving her
four children before losing her own
life.
Kplscnpn! HUliopg
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 4.—The council of
Episcopal bishops lias closed its sessions
and the bishops have returned to their re
spective sees. The ''Denver Controversy"
conflict of authority between Bishop
Spalding of Denver, and his dean, Rev.
Dr. Hart, was not adjusted. Another
meeting of the bishops will he held Feb
ruary 21 to solve the problem.
A Villag« Burned
Shf-lby, Ohio, Feb. 4.—The village of
Shiloh near here was almost wiped out I
by fire today. All the business portion of
the place burned and the residence part
was saved with difficulty. The loss will
be heavy.
Delaware Senutorslilp
Delaware, Feb. 4.—Gray 15; Addicks 15;
others 15.
L I'nnessy s
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Can you imagine anything more ac
ceptable when the mercury's 25 degrees
below zero than a good Heating Stove,
priced 25 per cent below its value? It's
an anomaly but it's true here, where
every Heater in the house (and the very
best ones, too) is cut in price from onè
quarter to one-third off. Surely this is
the time to buy. If you can't pay all
cash, take advantage of our
PARTIAL PAYMENT PLAN
Bay part cash and the balance monthly.
The ACORN OAK Heater, large size,
with smoke consumer ............■■....
tB3C) v;i ties for $19 7q
The ACORN OAK Heater, second size,
with smoke consumer ..................
$27, ou vitii.ee> to- . 18.00
The ACORN OAK Heater, medium size,
with smoke consumer ................
$24 values for $16.75
AIRTIGHT STOVES, in all sizes, at all
prices ..................................
From $4.50 up
The ACORN RADIATOR, largest size, a
beauty .................................
$3 values for $19.75
The ACORN RADIATOR, good size, and
we are giving ..........................
$27 EO values for $lS.OO
BUCK'S RED OAK Heater, large size.,,
$12 values for $8,75
BUCK'S OAK Heater, large size ....... .
$26 values for $17.00
BUCK'S ROYAL Heater, large siz:- ....,
$32 v al ties for $21,00
FRIEZE ULSTERS
There's no freezing In these friezes. You
can wear one of these Ulsters In the cold
est weather and feel as comfortable aa
the conventional "bug In a rug." Get
one to-day when prices are low. It may
save double its cost in doctor's bills.
Fine Irish Frieze Ulsters, in gray, dou
blt- breasted, cut full length, with an
All-Wool lining and a six-inch storm
collar ....................................
$22 50 values for $15.00
Fine Gray Frieze Ulsters, cut full regu
lar length, with an All-Wool lining and
a six-inch collar ........................
$15 and $18 values for $13 5 O
Overcoats
Imported Kersey Overcoats in blue,
black and brown, full Silk lined ancl
interlined with Felt, Silk Velvet collar
and hand-made buttonholes ...........
$25 values for $18
FUR COATS
A Very Fine Broadcloth Overcoat, lined
with Russian Mink and trimmed with
Otter collar and cuffs. A magnificent
garment ................................
$IOO va'uf s for $75
Very Fine Russian Mink Overcoat, with
collar and cuffs to match, Quilted lin
ing. A stylish looking and good wear
ing garment .............................
$60 valuas for $40
A few very good Calfskin Coats, with
Quilted linings .........................
$25 v .lues fo- $20
A few very good Dogskin Coats, in gray
and black. Quilted linings. Service
able garments for teamsters .............
$ ! 5 values for 12
You can have a jolly time with tha
money you save by buying your Fur Gar
ments a t Hennessy's this week, it seems
incredible to say Half Price for garments
11)1 to date in style and perfect in tit and
finish, but you can take your choice from
what's In re at one-half the marked
prices. This list gives some idta as to
what we offer: ,
JACKETS, ETC.
ASTRAKHAN JACKETS, 24-inch, with
Fancy Silk linings .........."............
$65 values for $32.50
$50 values for $25.00
One ALASKA SEAL Jacket, 24-inch,
with Fancy Silk lining .................
$225. vailles for $112.50
One ELECTRIC SEAL Cape ............
$50 values for $25
One ENGLISH SEAL Capo, trimmet^
with Marten Fur, linings of Fancy.
Silk ......................................
$75 valirs for $37.50
One ALASKA SEAL Cape, 22 inches
long .....................................
$125 values for $62.50
CAPES, ETC.
One ENGLISH SEAL Cape, trimmed
with Marten and Persian Lamb .......
$85 values for $42.50
One PERSIAN LAMB Cape. 30 inches
long, with lining of Fancy Silk .........
$175 values for $87.50
One MARTEN FUR Cape, with lining!*
of Fancy Silk .... ;........................
$125 values for $62.50
Seven ASTRAKHAN Capes, lined with)
Satin, and worth from $2ii.OO to $50.00
At Half Price
Six ELECTRIC SEAL Capes, lined with
Satin, and worth from $15.00 to $35.00
each ....................................
At Half Prie®
Wool Fascinators at Hall Price

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