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Th#INDfcPfNOEN T hai ^ larger ctrtula-^lion than any newewape' bete-een at p*u' end^Portland and a larger circulation than anV^otner two deH^ P*pert published In Montana^ftftjftftft BfftM roam secrets, IU ^ubtcrlptlon^oooatere open to inspection, and it H aiway*^-^adv *o prova that ^tl circulation It a^ repre^sented
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THEADMISSION BILL.^Herewith if* presented the full text of^th* Springer orunihu* * * i 11 hf tt0 i^^minion of the territories of Intkou,
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anit panned the limine of representative*^on Friday of I ant week, except an to an^amendment, the full teit of which has^not heen received, which provide* that if^the Montana constitution ^^f MM i* rati^lied attheelection to he held lu Noveinher^the president shall hy proclamation a^t^init Montana to the I uioicand provlnioii^in ft|M) made for similar action in the^ca-eofS^(Uth I'akota should the people^th^*ie ratify thf Noiix Kails convention.
|MI '1 l-fct thi iLhahltantu of all that^part of the area of the United Matt * now^oonatttuttDft the territories nf DakotH, M^^n
inn,i.Wfttfttftftoft and N*'w Mftfttoo, aa at
pfeseftt(leM-iilM (1, iorv tH'ConiH Hit- state*^ot i Mkota, Montana, WahliiiiKton feei1 ffeft^M- Bini, re*|nn tlvely, or in lien of tie- state.^^4 hi.kola, the states of North Dakota and^South Dakota, an hereinafter provide*}.
BftS,'J. That i,i ftftfftOfef whnnhall have^r. within the Itmlta of paid MOpoaad^Statel fot sixty dayp, and an- owitarwite^quaii5ed i^1 the Jawa of said ffrrimrii-a to^VOfa lor t*^pn'Pi'iitatives to tin- legislative^MeMMbUet thereof, ar^* eftf^jbl Mtfeef-^i/, d lo vote for and chouse deft-gates to^lira uiift^Hits*fei in paid territories, and^the ijiiaiilicationa for di-legate* t^^ fftftft MA*^eettuoos thai] ba mm hp i^^ ttit-iawa of^pani terfttnrtef respectively persons an it*
tjuiredto pofM'Ps to Ik- eliKlhle t4^ the lejfip-^lative a**ehiulies thereof; and the afore^paid delegates to form paid BOftfftfttUslS^shall Of anoortiorieil among the several^counties within the limits ut the uropoeeii
state*,in such ^ ^ mi.! - a^ mayl^eaataa-
Italit-daa herein provided, in MVptfteOftiO^the iK^pu'ation in a^Ck of paid eountn i and^districts, as near aa may ht\ to Im* asrer^IllnrfJ at the time ot making said ap|^.r^tionmi titp hy thf n rsoiip hi*rt inatti r an^thon/.*-d to make tfo* aame, from thf^infortiiation otitainatilf, in earh ot wbksb^dlptncts three dflf^atfp xhall !^^ Ih-ft.-d.^hut no tk eUtt ptiall votf tor more than two^pf rsona for deletatra to pitch con^vaalloM; that paid aMOfttMaaati^^hallmade hy tin- k^'V* rimr,
thfchief justice, and tlo* I iut***l statfp at^toraey of aatd territories; and thf ipivein-^orpof said terrltorh's shall, hy phs'lanut^tkon, ordfr an election of the dfh'tfaO'n^aforesaid in t-a/'h of said larritottait to ba^MM M tba Taniiil artcrthf second Moo^day in May, I which proclamation ahall^be issued at leant thirty da\s prior t^^ Ho*^Uaaa ot aaid fifciiuii; and such ataattofj^shall ts* ctiudtirtiil, thf returns made, thf^result ascertained, and thf tafttfli ate^ to^iN'raons elected lo su h conveDtlOM Ifuifd^in thf saiiif manner as is prexcrilH-d hy (In^^laws of the said territories rrtfuJatitiK eh c^tlotis therein for delegates U* coriitresn.^Themimtierof dfle^ateN to said conven^^tions respectively shall Ih* aeveilty*five, ex-^pept in the terrltor) of Hakota. in which^the IiutiilMT id deh'^atep nhall Ih* one hint^dred and titty; and all \ ^ i renidenl In^said pro(Mtped states, who are inialitied vot^^ers of said territories as herein nrovided.^Shall Is- entitled to vote uputi thf election^ot dideKatfp and upon the ralilieatiou or ro-^laCtftM ^d the count it UtioiiN, under rtilea^sod regulations as said convention*, may^Maacrihe, not ui conflict with this act.^rrovided, 'that in the apportionment ot^deh tfah * to the convention in the territory^of I lakota, the diptrictp shall he so OOMtJ-^tnhd that one half of thf delt uatep to he^^ i. ctad in said territory shall Is* eh ^ i.i| in^districts north of the pc\enth standard^parallel prisluced due weat to the wisleru^iHiumlary of said territory, and one halt^in districts aouth of said parallel:^1'^,\k|m1 at the time of election ot ih h-^Kates, .i- provided in ru ction L'of this art,^the constitution framed and adopted hy^the conMitutintial convention st the ScpsO hi^tl * rvof Im'^uii Monday, .Ian. M. A. I) |kn|.^and concluded FehMi, A l^. ls^^4. at Mel^eiia, Mont., shall t^e SUhlOltted to the pen^ph* of said territory for their ratification of^rejection, and all persons entitlfd In vote^for deleKates under the provisions of thnt^act shall hf entitled to votf upon tin-rati^tication or rejection of said constitution.^Kach cli*Ph^r voting at such t lection for^delegates shall have writh n or printed up^on the ticket the words ^For the old run^stitution^ or ^Against the old OOjitltu^tlou,^ which said vote shall he canvasst d^as provided herein for the canv,if^ ^l \-.t. *^for the flection ot deletfates. and if, when^all the votes for or against the adoption of^said constitution have heen canvassfd in^the manner aforesaid.lt shall appetu that^the constitution has heen ratified hy a ma^jority of all the volea cast, then and in that^event the constitutional convention win. h^may aaaemhla in aaid territory of Mon^^tana, as provided in suhsi-ituent section* of^this act, shall resubmit to the p i ^ of^Montana, at the election provided lor in^this act, tor ratification or rejection, the^constitution so adopted aforesaid, with^such changes only aa relate to defining^judicial districts, tne salarlesof county of^ticers in counties organized since the adop^tlon of the constitution, and such other^changes as may he necessary in order to^comply with the provisions of this act.
Sec.3. That at the election for delegates^to the constitutional convention in the t. r^rltory of Dakota provided for in the fore^^going secliou of this act, each 'justified^attctof may have written or printed on^his ballot tFie words ^for division^ or the^words ^against division.'* Thf rfturrm on^this question shall be made and the reault^aai;ertalned In the same manner as pro^^vided in said section. And it a majority of^the votes cast in that part of thf territory^south of the seventh staudard parallel pro^^duced due west to the western boundary^of said territory shall be ^for division,^and also If a majority of the votes cast lu^that part of the territory north of said par^^allel shall be ^for divislou,^ then In tiolti^those events the following oroviploua In^this section set forth shall take etb^t and^be in force and all subsequent sections of^this act shall be changed and modified ac^cordingly. namely:
KirsLThe area comprising the territory^of Dakota shall, for the purposed of this^act, he divided on the line of the seventh^standard parallel produced due west to the^western boundary of said territory; and^the delegates elected to the constitutional^convention in districts north of said paral^lei shall assemble .n convenUou, at the^time preaeribesi in this act, at thf city uf^itMnarck; and the delegates elected lu din^tricta south of aaid parallel shall, at the^aaiue time, assemble fn convention at tic^city of Sioux Kalla. Theconventlun w hieti^shall assemble at Ulsmarck shall form a^constitution Mnd state government tor a^state to be known as North Dakota or as^Dakota, if said convention shall so deter^mine, and the convention which shall a*^aemble at Moux Kails shall form a constitu^^tion and state government for a state to i^t^^known aa south Dakota, or by any other^name than that of Dakota which said con^vention may determine. Kach of paid con^^ventions shall form such constitution and^state government in accordance with and^subject to all the provisions of this Ml Ufa)^same as If the states ot North Dakota and^South Dakota had been provided for in the^first section of this act, and mentioned In^^stead of the state of Dakota in all the sub-^seijueut sections of this acL
Second.The state of N orth Dakota shall^be entitled to one representative in con^^gress, and South Dakota shall be entitled^to two representatives In congress until the^apportionment under the eleventh census^of the Culled States.
Third.The donations of public lands^nruvkded for in this act to be granted to the
stateof Dakota shall apply to and be^granted to each of the states of North Da^Lota and South Dakota, as far aa applica^^ble and congie^ in the act or acts^admitting said state^ into tie I'nloti.^ranaitxi and adjust the donation- of public^.amis then in. so that each of said states^-hail receive substantially the same
hiititof public lands according hi their
resiM-etive ar- o- .*^ an- granted^states of Montana. Washington
Spilth.The appropriation for paylug the^eapenses of const tutional conventions and^the compensate ti ^i the members thereof,^authorised by section I* ^f this act, shall^be increased so as to appropriate the sum^of yuiMi for esefi nt the ci^nventu^ns in^North'Dakota and south Dakota.
Fifth.H fhall he the duty of the const!^ttttlooa) conventions of North Dakota and^south Dakota to appoint a joint coinuns^slou tu Ik* ooiapoaaa of not i^ s^ than three^meinlsTP ^^! each convention, whnae duty it^ahavll be to asssmbia at the piaaaM seat of^government ^d-aid territory and agree on^an emiitahJe divlalott t^f all property be-^LooffinK to the territory of Dakota, the dm^poaitmii ^f all publte reeorda, and also wl-^Juat and aataa upon the amount of the^Ctabtasod liabllitiea of the territory, which^shall 1^' assumed and paid b) each of the^proposed states; and the agreement reached^rmm .ting the territorial debts and hahili^ilea shall ba incorp*^rah d la tbi paaMettve
i LuUooa, ami each state shall obligate^ItsMll to mi its proportion ^f such debts^and llawitUaf the same as it they had been^. rented h^ such atsjajsj res|m-ctively.
sixth-If the constitutions formed for^iH.th North Dakota and South Dakota shall^be ri ^ ^ h d 0) the people at UM election^prodded for in thla act, the territorial gov^ernateat of Dakota shall continue in ex^late UPS the nsme as if this act had not bee,u^pa^std. Dut It the coi stitution formes) for^either North or South Dakot t shall be re-^tay*tad by the people, that part of the h-m^hpry so rejecting lis proposed constitution^shell continue under the territorial govern^merit uf the p'eseht terntor) of Dakota,^hut phall, after the state adopting ktt eon-^stituhon Is sdinitted Into the union, !^^railed by the name of territory of North^li.kola Of south Dakota, as the case may^be.
.seventh. That at the election for dele^tcatest'i the constitutional convention in^Nouth Dakota each f lector may also have^wrl h n or printed on his hal.i t the words^^forth** sioux Kails convention of l**.V or^thf words ^sgainst the sioux Kails conven^^tion of ia*5.^ audit amaj' rityof all votes^east no tbtl ijaciatsnO shall he'ior thf Slolix^Falls coiivenhoti of |MM ^ and if a diviMon^id the h-rrisory is asiUrasriafdj as provhhd In^this sect loll, then It shall Is* flic duty of the^etinvenlion which may assemble at Sioux^Kails as befell pf ivided. to raaabaalt to the^people of south Dakota, for rallftcalksl or^reji ctlon at the election provided for In this^ad, the constitution framed at blow! Kalis^and adopt* d November H. Ufst, and also^tie articles and propositions separahly^si.binltti-d at theflection.with llifb eham/es^only aa relate to the name ami boundary of
theproposed state, to the I* KMH ^t I lolillH tit
ofthe judicial and legislative districts, and^such amendments as iua^ he iiereaaary in^older to comply with the provisions of this^act: and if a majority ^ri the votes cast on^the ratification of n lection ot the conshtu^tion shall I*-tor tin^ cohslitu'ion urespiri.^ive of the artn-hs separately sohnntied,^then the president of the I filled Stati n^may lsaue bis proclamation, declaring the^state of South D.ik^ia admitted as a state
inthe union fr and alter the date of
suchproclamation. And the territorial^government of the i^ rritory of Dakota^shall continue in existi nee thereafter and^apply to that nortion ot the n niton not^einbrai-iyl in the state id Hoatb Dakota tin^til the Mate of North D'tkots m admitt^d^into the union; hut the archives, records^and luniks of the territory of Dakota shall^remain it the capita] ot Noflfc Dakota Ua^til an agreement In rcfeaeiice thereto is^reached hy sahl state.
Uti 4 That the delegates to the coiiveii-^liuns eh( ted as provided in ihisai t shall^m^ct at the seal of government of each of^said h rrltorb's on the 4th day ot July, tfaV,^and, efter organi/'ttioii, shall declare, on^behalf of the pe ople of said proposed states,^that they adopt the constitution ot the^I'hited Ststes; whereupon the said conveli^tnms shall te , and are hereby, authorized^to form constitutions and state govern^fsffftf tor said proposi d slates, respei iive^ly. The constifiitlotis shall Ih* republican^In form, and make no distinction In civil or^political rights on account of race or color,^^ iei pt Bs lo Indians not taxed, ami not Ih*^repugnant to the constitution of the I'oAtafl^states and the principles of the Declara^^tion of Independence. And said conv o-^dons shall provide, hy onlitishcep irrevoca^^ble wilhout the consent of the Tutted^Mah'm and the people of said stales:
hirst. I hat ueffecl fob ration ot ndigi^mm si'uhmelit shall Ih* secured and lhat ho^iiihahltaul of said Plates shall ever Is* nto^^ll -led in person or pro|^etty on account of^hm or her nioxle ol religious woi ship.
meond. 1 hat the people Inhabiting Maid^pfoptssof stales do Huree and declare that^ihey forever disclaim all right and title to^lae uiiHppri^iiria(ed* putdic lands lying^within thS Im.lindanes thereof, ami to all^lamia lying within said limit* owned or^held hy an Indian or Indian tribes; and^lhat until Use title thereto pliall have heen^extinguished ny the rtilted states the same^shall Is* and remain subject to the disposi^^tion of tin- I baltaf] states, and said Indian^lands ahull remain under the absolute ju^^risdiction and control of thecoiigrcpp of the^l ulled states Hut the lands t^doitk*lug to^citizeni of the I mini states residing with^nut the said statesbaU nsrepf bf taxed at a^higher rate than the lands hf longing to rt I^ifjemts thereof; thai no taxes ahaii In* Ua^^posed by the stall i on lands or property^therein belonging U^ or which may lo re^alter be purchased by the l ulled states or^reseivi'l tof lis use. hut nothing herein,^or in tin* ordinances herein provhtml for,^shall ph : ote (ho paid states from faxing^as other lands are taxed any lands owned^or held b^ any Indian who haa severed hip^^-thai r* latum* and has obtained from the^I iiited states or from any person a title^therein b\ pah1 nt or other grant, save and^except su1 li lands as have lie**ti or may he^granted to any Indian or Indians under^any act of congfeaf containing a provision^exempting the lands thus granted from^taxation: nut paid ordinances shall provide^that all such lands shall la- exempt from^taxation bv snld state so long and to such^extent as ^uch act of congress may pre^pcribe.
Third.That the debts and liabilities of^paid territories shall he assumed and paid^by thf said statep respectively.
Kourth.That provision shall be madf^for the fstablishiuent and maintenance ot^sy stems of public schools, which shall he^open to all the children of said states and^tree from sectarian control.
Sec.,Y That in case constitutions and^plate government* shall tie formed in com^pi I nan with thf provisions of thlp act, said^conventions forming the same shall pro^v nle hy ordinance* for submitting said con^^stitutions to the people of said statep for^their ratification of n jection, at ati election^to he held in each ^^f said territories on the^Tuesday after the first Monday of Novem^her, IKs'.i, at which election the ipialllied^voters ot said propoped states shall vote di^^rectly for or agauiRt the proposed constitu^^tions, and for or against any provisions^-eparately submitted The returns of said^elections shall be made to the secretary ot^each of said territories who, with the gov^affjOf sml chief justice thereof, or any (wo^of them, shall canvass the same, and if a^majority of the Ifital eaten cast shall Ih* for^the constitution, the governor shall certify^the result hi the prealdeht of the t'tlited^states, together with a statement of the^votes cast thereon and utsm separate prop^^ositions, and a copy of said declaration,^constitution and ordinances.
Sec.ft. That until the next general cen^^sus, or until otherwise provided by law,^said states shall be eutitled to one repre^^sentative in the house of representatives of^the t inted States, except Dakota, which.^If admitted aa one state, shall be entitled to^two, but if admitted ap two states such^number as may be provided in the third^section of this act: and such representa^t i ^ f s, h tget her w it li t he governors and^other officers provided for in said constitu^^tion, may be elected on the same day for^the eifction for thf adoption of the consti^^tution; and until said state officers are^elected and qualified under the provisions^of each constitution, respectively, and the^states, respectively, are admitted Into the^1 iiion. the territorial - t - shall continue^to discharge the duties of their respective^offices iu each of said territories.
Sec7. That sections numbered If and^;ui in every township of said proposed^states, and where such sections, or any^parts thereof, have been sold or otherwise^disposed of hy or under the authority of^any act of congress, other lands equivalent^thereto, in legal subd(visions of not less^than one quarter section, and as contigu^^ous as may be to the section in lieu of^which the same is taken, are hereby grant^^ed to said states for ttie support oi common^sehrsds: 1'rovided, That the sixteenth and^thirty sixth sections embraced In perma^^nent reservations for national purposes^ahall not at any time be subject to the^grants nor to the Indemnity provisions of^this act, nor shall any lauds embraced in^Indian, military or other reservations of^any character he subject to the grants or^to the indemnity provisions of this act un^^til the reservation shall have been extin^^guishes! and such lands be reston-d to and^become a part of the public domain.
lea,H That when either or any of the^proposed states shall be admitted Into the
unionin accordance with the provisions of^this act, fifty sections of the unappropriated^public lands within said * nd state, to t.e se-^b-. ted and located in legal sulahvisioiis by^direction of the legislature thereof, with^the approval of the secretary of the Inte^^rior, on or before the M day of January,^INU, shall be* aJsd are hereby , granted to^aaid state for the pfaTpOM ol efw4 ting pub^^lic buildings at the capital of said stale for^legislative, executive and judicial pur
Sec.That so much of the lands be^longing h^ the I niteil states aa has been^acquired and set apart for the purpose men^^tioned in ^An act appropriating money for^the erection ol a pehitentiarv in the terrl-^tory of Dakota,^ eppffOfoa1 March I, l*s|,^together with the buildings thereon, he,^ami the same is hereof granted, together^with any unexpended balances of the mon^e^ p appropriated then for by aaid act, to^said slate of Dakota, or to the state of South^l^akota, if aaid state ghould tie divided, as^provided In this aet, for the aejrwoaa there la^designated: and the slates of New Mexi o^and Washington shall, n spectively, have^like grams tor the same purpose, and sub^ject to like terms and OoOdJUons as pro^vided in said act of March ii, IHftl, tor the^territory of Dakota The penitentiary at^Deer Lodge City, Mon' , and all land* con^nected therewith and set apait and n*^served the re tor, are hen by granted to the^state of Montana
Sep.ID That ta^OOO acfaj of land, Ut he^si lasted ami located as provided In m-ctlon^H of this act. arc to rat*] granted to each of^said stah a for the us*- ami support of agri^^cultural coljegfs in said states, as provided^in the ai ts of congress making donations of^lands tor such i urpoees.
Sec.||. That ^^ pel cent, of the proceeds^of the Betas o! public lands lying within^said slate* which shall tw 90m by the
Dottedstates maatqm m\ to ^ ^ admission^of said slate Into the I nton. after deduct-^Ing all tho expehsfs incident to flu*^same, shall he paid to the paid platep, to be^used aa a pOffamiQwt fund, the interest of^Which only shall fa* ^ ^. \- \,-\- I for tin* sup^pirt ot the common v-hooU w it tun said^slat* s renpeclively.
Mat.11 That all lands herein granted^for educational nwpnm e^fflffi|M as herein^alter otherwise provided, shall bf dmp^eed^of only at public sale, and at a price not^has than *|0 m r acre, the priM-eedf 10 eon
stltutea permanent s* hoot fund, the Inter^^est of whn h only shall U* expended In the^Hiipj^ort ot said schisds. Dot said lands^may. under smell regulations as Hie legisla^^tures shall prescribe, be leased for periods^,,r not more than five years, in quantities
notexceeding olifsiftloh to Shy one per
tonor company. In all cases where actual^settlers have located, residfd up ^h. and^madf valuable impr faaajafjptaeft ieetion H^or H, prior to the 1st day of January, lKm.^with the Intention In go^^i faith of pur^chasjng such lands from the state anSM itt^ailmissioii, the respective legislatures may^provide for disposing of ho much of the^lands so s^ 11led upon, to such settb i s, tlo ir^heirs, or legs! representatives, at anfftea^not less than W aaf acre, hi be fixed bj ap^prai-ehifiit ot the value of the lands, ex^elusive of improvements.
Theappraisement of such lauds shall he^madf in the manner following.
Theactual settler *hall, within one year^after the admission o4 su-h state Into the^l iiion, apply lo the court in tfie count v or^distnct where the land is situated, having^general common law and chancery juris^diction, setting forth thf tacts of settle^mi nt and cultivation In gissl faith and^nray Ibg tor appraisement and sale ot such^land, making thf county superintendent of^schools of the county in which the land is^situated, or, if there be no such ofBoef, the^county trcasnriT, Ifta part} dfffhdant. The^court shall ihereuBOft ap|Miint tltfasj com^mlsploiifrp, who shall he freeholders and^wholly disinterested, w hose duty It shall^tie to appraise such land at the actual cash^value at the time of such appraisement ami^the improvements thereon, separately, un^der oath, and make report there*it to the^court. The court shall thereupon make^an order lor the sale of such land fef her to^tlo settler at the appraised value un rt'of^or at public sale to the highet bidder, in^such maimer as the court may deem just to^the public and the settler.
Sec.I ' That the lands granted to the^territories of Dakota and Montana hy the^act nf February IH, |Hh|, eutithd ^An act^to grant lands lo Dakota, Montana, Ari^^zona, Idaho ami Wyoming for ^nlvefeKf^purposes,^ an* hereby vested In the states^of Dakota and Montana, respectively, or In^the states ot North Dakota and South Di^kots, if such slates are formed as provided^in fins act, to the extent of the full quantity^of seventy two sections to each of said^slates, ami any portion of ^aid lands thai^may not have been aehcted by either of^said territories of Dakota or Montana may^he Selected hy the nppecflve states; but^said act of February |h, 1km|, shall BO so^amended as to provide that none ot said^land-shall he sold for less than *ld aaf^aere, and the proceeds ahall constitute s^permanent fund to be safely invested and^hold by said states severally, and the in^^come thereof to Ih* used exclusively for^university purposes. And ihe lands, to^(lie extent of two townships in quantity,^authorized bf the sixth section ot the act
ofJftJjr M, Met, to bn freer red for the ^s^tabliphmeut of a university in New Mexico,^are hereby granted to the stale o| New^Mexico for university purposes, to Ih* held^and used in accordance ft ith the provisions^of this section. And such quan^tity of the land* atittn hxed by^the fourth wet ion ot the aet^of July 17, i i to he rest rved for univer^^sity purposes in the territory of Washing^ton, as logethi r with the land* confirmed^to the vendees of the territory by the act ot^March 11, Ufet, will make the fu I quantity^of seventy two entire sections, are hen by^granted in like manner to ihe stale of^Washington for the purposes of a uniu t-^ally in said stale Noma of the lands^gi -iiited in this section shall he sold at less^Weft AM per acre; hut said lands may Im*^leased in the same manner as piov idfd in^section IL'of this act. I he schools, col^^leges ami universities nfovtdod tor in Ihtl^act shall forever remain umh-r the cxclu^sive control of said stah-s, respectively,^and no part of the proceeds arising from^the sale or diP|M^sal of any laud* herein^granted for educational purpose* shall he^used for tun support iat any sectarian or^it-ii- iuinatiMti.il school, college or univer^^sity. The secthm ot land gianU d by the^act of June p. laao, to the territory of Da^kola tor an asylum for the insane shall,^upon the admission of said state of Dakota^into thf I'll ton, become the property of^said state, or of tin* state ol North Dakota^or south Dakota, as the case may he.
Sec.II. That all mineral lands shall he^exempted from the grants matte by this^act Hut if sections U\ and ltd, or any sub^^division or |-n r of auv Pinalh at sulall
visionthereof in any township, shall be^found by the department of the interior to^i^ mineral lands, said states are berobl au^^thorized and empowered to select, in legal^siib-livlsloup, an equal quantity of other^unappropriated lands in said states. In lieu^thereof, for the use and benefit of the com^^mon schools of said states.
Sec.15. That lu lieu of the grant of^land for the purposes of Internal fa prove-^uient madf to new states hy the eighth^section of the act of Sept. 4. 1MI. which^act is hereby repealed as to the staffs pro^videdtor by this act, and In lieu of any^claim or demand by the said states, or^either of them, umh r the act of Sept. lih.^IK50. and section -IT'.t of the Revised stat^^utes, making a grant of swamp and over^^flowed lands to certain stales, which grant^it is hereby deelarfd is not extended to the^states provided (or In this act, ami In lieu^of any grant of saline binds to said states,^the following grants of laud are hereby^made, to wit:
Tothe state of Dakota: For the main-^tenance of a school of m n- * at Kapld City,^ft),nun acres; for the n form school at
IMankinton..,^ acres; for the deal and
dumbasylum at sioux KalM, ^^^ acres;^for agricultural colleges at Kargo and^ItriMikings, 50.000 acrfp each; for the state^normal schools at Madison. Speartish,^Springfield and Mlnto. noo acres each: tor^public buildings at the capital of the state,^irs^,0U0 acres.iu addition to the fifty sections
hefoiftbeforegrantedtor that purpose, ir
thestates of North Dakota ami south Da^^kota are formed as prov ided in this act, the^donations shall be made to the states in^which said places are located, and other^donations shall be made to each of said^propositi states as provided Io sectluu :t of^this act
Tothe state of Montana. For the estab^^lishment sml maintenance of a school nt^mines, lOU.nm) acres; lor state normal^s-tools, 100,000 acres: tor agricultural col^^leges, in addition to ttie grant Iot.-iuIm-tore^made tor that purpose, SO.UOU acres; for the^establishment of a state re form school, 50,^(JUhacrfs; for the establishment of a deaf^and dumb asylum, 50.0UU sen s; for public^buildings at the capital of ttie state, in ait^dltiontothe grant bsftfatftbntoff made for^that purpose. 150.000 acres.
Tothe state of New Mexico; For the^establishment of permanent water reser^^voirs for Irrigating purposes, 'J50.0UU acres;^for the establishment of an Insane asy lum.^60,()U0: aces for the establishment ot state^normal scrims HjMiaofOSj forthoestah^Usbiuentot at hoolof mines,5o,000acn s.for^the establishment ot a iteat ami dumb^aay lum. 50.0UU acres; tor the establishment^of a reform school, 50.000 Mfftei
Tothe stat^ of Washington; For the es^^tablishment and maintenance of a scientific^school, loo 000 acres; for state normal^schools, psj.ouu acres; for public buildings^at the Btate capital, tu addition to th- grmt^hereinbefore made for that purpose, loO.UOu^acres; fur state charitable, ideational.
perialand reformatory institutions, ^^ ^^^acres.
Thatthe states provided for in this act^shall not la* entitled to any further or other^grants of land for any purpose than aa ex^nressly provided lu this act. And the^lands granted by this aectlou phall be held,^appropriated andd of exclusively
forthe purpose* herein mentioned. In such^manner as tin* legislatures of the respect^^ive state* may severally provide.
Sec.16. That all lands granted in quan^^tity or as indemnity hy this act shall be se^^lected under the direction of the secretary^of the interior from the surveved. unre^served and unappropriated puh Ir I amis of^the United States within the limits of the^respective states entitled thereto. A ml^there shall be deducted from ttie nu in iter^of acres of land donated by this act tor spe-^Htic objects to said slatei the number of^acres iu each ben*tofore donated by con^gre^s to said territories for similar oh^jeeta.
Sec.17. That the conventions herein^provided for shall have the power to pro^^vide, by ordinance, fur the transfer of ac-^tioils, cases, and math*rs le nding lu the su^premeor district courts of tne territories of^Dakota, Montana, Washington and New^Mexico at the time of the admission of the^said states Into the union, arising within^srtiil territories, respeetlvHy, to such courts^as shall la* established under the constitu^lions hi be formed as provided lu this act;^and no indictment, action or pris'eeiiirig^shall abate hy reason of any change In the^courts, tint shall l^e proceeded with in the^itfttOOOftrtl according hi the laws thereof.
secis That the sum of SUO.tsJO, or so^BfftOb thereid as may tie necfsaary. Is here^^by appropriate!, out of any money in the^trananfj not otherwise appropriated, Pi^each of said tfrrlhiries for defraying the^ex I-safftfl of the said conventions, except to^Tfukota, for which the sum of *^5,ojmjL so^appropilated, and for the payment of the^^emben thereof, under the same rules and^regulations and at the same rates as are^now provided bylaw for the payment of^the territorial legislatures. Any. money^hereby appropriated hot necessary for suefi^purpose shall i** covered into the treasury^of the I nlted spates.
secp.i That the constitutional conven^^tion* ma), by ordinance, provide for the^election ot full state governments, Includ^^ing membaff of the legislatures and reprt**^senta'lves iticongrea*; but said state-gov^^ernments shad remain in abeyance until^the constitutions framed by said conven^^tion! shall have been approved hy con^gre-s. in ease the constitution of any of^sai i proposed stales shall be rati^tied by the people, but not other^^wise, the legislature thereof may^assemble, org thl/e and select two senatorr^of the Tinted States, and the governor^ami secretary of stab* of auch proposed^state shall ft-rtify the election to congress,^and when the constitution so framed is ap^proved hy congress, and sueh state ad^in It ted into the luion by apecial act of^congress therefor, thf senators and reprf^sehtatlves shall tie admitted to seats in^congress, and to all the rights and privil^^eges of senators ami representatives of^oilier ststes in the congress of the 1'nlted^states, and the stale gnverntuetita formed^in aurauaaoeof said ^institutions, as pro^v ided by the constitutional conventions,^shall proceed to exercise all the functions^ol stale officers; and all laws iu force made^by said tetnloiies at the time of their ad
mlaatoninto the Ufttaa shall be in force m
saidstates, except as11li d or cbangesl
bythis ai t or l^y the constitutions ^*f the^statep, respectively.
Sic.31. That the constitutional conven^tlon to assemble in the territory of .New^Mexico, as beret nf*-! ore provided, shall^submit to the people, as a separate proposi^^tion, to be rotad upon at the same time^that the vote i,p^m the constitution is taken,^the question of changing the name of the^state from that of the state of New Mexico^to that o| the state of tfoftfc innaa, and if a^majority of voteis shall be in the aftiruia^live the nima of the state shall, upon its^admlaslonh he Monti /tuna; and all the pow^^ers, rights, privileges, grants and obliga^^tions pertaining under this act to the State^of Se \ Mexi -o shall attach to, be vested^in, and imposed upon the state of Monte^^zuma; and the constitutional convention of^eYaahlafttoa territory shall, iu like manner^and like etlect, submit hi the people the^qneottofi of changing the name of that^state from Washington to Tacnma.
se^ II, Thai all acts or parte of acts In^cm tin t with tin* provisions of this act.^whether passed by the legislatures of said^territories or by congress, are hereby re^^pealed.
Thisremedy Is becoming so well known^and so popular as hi need no -penal men^^tion. All who have used Kleetnc Hitters^ping the same song of praise^A purer^medlcim- does not exiftaild it la guaranteed^lo do ail that is claimed. Electric hitters^will cure all dleofties of the Liver and Kid^neya, will remove Pimples, liidls, Salt^Khcum and ot her affections caused by im^^pure hliHsi Will drive Malaria from the^lystem and prevent as well as cure all^Malarial fevers. For cute of Headache,^i onstination amt Indigestion try Rleetrk^hitters Kntlre satisfaction guaianteed. or^money refunded. -Price 60els. and $1 per^bottle at Hah* tv t o.'p drug store.
AOla In tha Ribs.
Ifon the right side and lower part of the^diaphragm, though playfully meant and^de ,\ered, Is calculated to evoke profanity^tifiiu a chappy \v hose liver is out of order.^When that region is sore and congested,^pokes seem heiidish. Ipflftsl at a man's^countenance ere you nrod him under the^iibs. If his skin and eyeballs haveasal-^low tinge, you may Infer also that his^tongue is furred, his breath apt to be sour,^that he tiap pains not only beneath his ribs^hut also under the right shoulder blade.^Also that his Uiwids an* Irregular ami his^digestion Impaired. Instead of making a^locoes demonstration on his ribs, recom^^mend him to take and persipt in taking,^Ihabetter's stomach Hitters, the finest anti-^biIIuiis and alterative medicine extant.^Incomparable is it, a'so, for dyspepsia,^rheumatism, nervousness, kidney trouble,^and fever and ague.
load the following Mr. 0. 11. Morrfs,^Newark, Ark., sa^s, ^Wasdown with Ah^^mm of Lungs, and friends and physicians^pronounced me an baeiuabta consumptive^Uegan taking Dr. King's New Discovery^fot Conaumptioti, am now on my nurd bot^^tle, and aide to oversee the work on HIV^farm. It is the finest medicine ever made.
.leaseMiddle wart. Hecatur, Ohio, says:^^Had it not been for Dr. King's New Dis^^covery for Consumption I would have died^of lung troubles. Was given tin by doc^^tors. Am now in best of health.,f Try it^sample ttottlfs free at U.S. I laic A Co s^drugstore.
TtieimiHirtancc of purifying the H,^tsl can^^not \#^ overestimated, for w ;;.^ ut pure^blood you canuot enjoy gisN) health.
Atthis seas* u nearly every o.ic need* a^r.o.s| medicine to purify, vitalise, audentMb
theUoo^l. .. ,d IIimdI s S.ir-.ip..ri;i:i is Weithy
yournuifldeme. It Is |^ecuhar hi that it^stieti;:t!.cus and btiihU up the sy^P'tn,cre:itea
aft^nnetjsa, and ssftas ti e dajpsetlai.ue
U^ radh'ates disease, tiive It lu d.
Hood'sHar-.apan.5a Is SsM by a!ldr0aa1tita^^Prepared %\ ^\ \. BsmftmCftv, bamsll, Mi^a
I0ODoses One Dollnr
Tbs('ounty of Mlasoula, Montana Tsrrilory, ot^fsratur satntwfn'v thoafand dollars T ear e*nt.^n .mis t-*i^f!nbMf in taaaly years; lnt^*n^at^soepnej pa\ab|^ seaji annually Bonds to ba^i**'i^*d in ^tenomlsaUoas of fflon *-*alHj pro^posaU ur bids for the pore* a** of said bonds la^aati ot whols will b* racehad by th-* r^ unty r|#rk^of Xlsso lo o nty op to soil Inchifilng March 4,^I sum. Addrass D. 1^. Bogart, county Jerk, Mia-^soul*, Mont
i Mft. ^-d ' ^^ .f(.,t
lliSwl Ftir .-lS.t ftl d 1^r^i+rl^w/StontAi'h Mis! r\m
weakAdfice Free! How lo Act I
CLARKE,CONRAD L CURTIN
|1and 34 Main Street. Helena. M. T..
Ilia^H t arrind out the very best work in Helena, and will^carry out all work entrusted to rue, in the shortest time aud tfive^clients the benefit of a wide experience.
AllHelena and Butte work tfiven preference in time.
Acompetent superintendent always at hand.
MURRAY AND THOMPSON FALLS.
Fine Easy Spring Coaches and Comfortable Sleighs,
LeaveMurray and Thompson Falls Every Morning Except^Sunday at 7:90. Carries U. S. Mail and Fxpress.
0mMI mULI 'lour to Fashion Staliles, Murray ^ AIlWl^Hotel, Tohinpson Falls.
ATYOUR OWN PRICES
SlightlyDamaged at the Late Fire in the
KNIGHTSOF LABOR HALL
Saddlery Ward ware
Willbe sold in job lots at prices considrably BELOW COST.^Call at the old stand. K. of L. Hall, j
WhoiosaiejiudRetail Dt*Wor* lo
Heavy,Shelf ^ Building
IroL,Steel, Horse and Mule Sbjes. Horse Malls,^Steel Halls, Mill Supplies, Blacksmith's Goods,^Hose. Betting. Tlouer's Stock, Force aud Lilt Puu.uk.
GasPipe aud Fittings, Carpenters' Tool.
ol*.1*111. tmr tu. OtlaferatM
'SUPERIOR and Famous ^ACORN
CookingHDd Heatlug Stove*
AoaW O tlftbera Olnolnoatl Uotel eaid KamUy
CeuteublaiRelrlgerators, Ice Cl chIs, Water Coolert^Ice Cream Freezers, Wood and Willowware, ^tm*^^and QueeQware, English aud Amertcau Cutlorv^Frenob aud Ameiicaii Mirrors, Plumbers Good* 1
Supplies,House Furnishing Oood^ fiio Ki;
HsBTRS CS IS ^..ir^-
M..rphln- Hahll Cnrr4 In Ift^^'O ^ti\i V. pay till ruraif.
UrJ. atciftocu*, Laaaawa,
Mining:Machinery and Railway Supplies.
Weston'sDifferential Pulley Blocks,^Hand Blowers and Forges,^Atkins Silver Steel Saws,^Lumbering Goods,^Fire Brick,^Mica Roofing,^O K Building Paper,^Iron, Steel and Wire Nails.^Also Carry the Most Complete^Assortment of Builders' Hardware
I*T THE MaVBKBT.
Agentsfor Atlas Engines and Boilers, Knowles Steam Pumps,
Tomake room for stock to arrive I will sell Carpets at cost^Tor 30 days.
Grow Lighting, Hur^la,r Alarmn, Door Bells. An
Seethem In operation. Model making ami repairing of Sewing Machlnee am'^Hmall machinery a upeolalty. DENTAL GOODS IN 8TO0K.
With0. T. MORKKLL, larael Block, Cl^^r^im
TneHelena Steam Heating and Supply Co.
PLUMBERS.GAS AND STEAM FITTERS.
MANUFACTURERS OK STEAM HEATING APPARATUS.
Ninaami Still HnpitUaa, Iron Pl[^* and PUtln**. Braaa tioocU, Plumber*', Oaa aad MMMI Klttan
703#. ttam St.----- -
ThePioneer of the Great Went.
SCHWABA ZIMMERMAN. PROPRIETORS.
TheOldeat. Mont Reliable. Learilnff Klrst^Uee Hotel In the Territory
OfAll (JradeS and Makee
AtRINGWALD'S, Op. Cosmopolitan Hotel. Main St.
fMffftfffJ is MMfftMMfJ InTlted tuscaU end MMftM tbe iMJMMffV snd MMl rowpltw ^i* s c.t
VfOLbSALk AND RETAIL STOCK OF GOODS IV r^i
.r* fm tea Oownlry aoHtitatf an* a*a*i*t Pr^mai auantian ane fthissnam
CLARKE.CONRAD ^ CTJRTIN
Furniture,Carpets, Wall Paper
Uavlniflaaasd the two nppr floors of the David mn M^^ck and connected Cba ssms wtta osr a|^adr^Isssaaaes salp^ro^imi, wa bow occupy fonr entlrt* t1^M^r^ extending tbroatrb th* wbola hluck fmm^Ja^ kf^on 'o Main ntrt*.^t, itockad thruu^hont with ifoods uf avary jrrwfe and tt jirlc^t that d^fy ronps^tlUnii. Kvary purchws made HTKU'TLY Vt)K CA811 DIHBCTLY FHoM KIR8T HANDB and^shlp|^ed lot'AK 1AMDH oNj.Y. Aa examlnaUoo of goods sad comparison at prlcas sfaMMMj
PIANOS,ORGANS and MUSICALMERCHADJSE.
jas.McMillan ^ co.
1'IMl'kUl^iK^ Ol-' TH K
am dkaij:ks in
HIDES,SHEEP PELTS, FTJUS, WOOL, TALLOW
Ginsengand Seneca Root.
HEEPPELTS ^r. FURS A SPECIALTY.
KM.103 ^ IM Second St North.MINNEAPOLIS, MINW
ftlupSN-i'la Solicit* dWrite for t irculara.
MOBLESEXPLOSIVE DYNAMTIE^lUDSON'S IMPROVED POWDER
4aeOffinenoa^ ot Miner*, Railroad 0 on treat on ana MJfftffftsj toy tha asMBf In MMMftl as ^s^^tronteat, Safest ana Best of ell high eaelotlve*.
A.M. HOLTER HARDWARE CO.,
OHNRHALAOHNTH. HMI.BNA MONTANA.
T.U HIGH A KIM, Vice 1'rsalilaaL
T.U. t..i^ NWiiHilH.r.rMi-:
HAft L L aiLVBKSlANt Bec'y ft Uen'i Sut yi
OFFICEAND WORKS NEAR DEPOT.
P.O. BOX 800
eatof All Klnea earn pied and eat I erection Que re meed. *a ^artl^ulare sddraas SSanaftse^Montana aamoHnsj Works.
JNO: T. MURPHY ^ CO.,
AMD DKALKK8 IH
LIQUOR8, CIGARS AND TOBACCO
MININGSUPPLIX8 OF ALL KINDS.
(ftueeassorato V. H. Ooomtos
Rouehand Finishing Lumber
Ordersby Mail will receive Prompt Attention. Corref^^pondence solicited Yard and Factory near N. P Depot
HARMONIAHALL AND SALOON
Broadway,Next to Independent Office.^FRANK KENCK, - PROPRIETOR
TheMont Popular Beer Report in the City.
HIDES,FUR and WOOL,
HIGHESTCA8H PRICES PAID.^WaMionB* oppoftit* NorthHm Pacific Kailrotd depot, BsmmmI
AnEstablished Fact is that Prices are Lowest at the
ONEDOOR NORTH OF THE GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL.