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THEANACONDA STANDARD r^FRIDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER s. 1S89.
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It.SO A. M. Knmi Hie Mouth. Ka^l and W^Jk^^Utm Butte at io a% A. M . Silver How IOJW^A. M.. tiregsou'a ii :IO A. M., Slimrt II iM A.M.
,^o t^. M. Kt.mii Unite l**nves Untie at .v:tn^I*. M . Hilvi-r How 11:44 IV M . ^;rcn*oii'* tiro* I*.^M.. Htuart 44m I*. M. _
7i*a I*. M. Krom all point* on MlkUl ra^^ster nuir.wil. I^err Umi^c^- and Warm Soring*^Lravr i;am*^*i at 4:J0 r. M , Hcrr I..-.K'.- 4:47^1'. M., Warm Spring* T -'J^ ^^^ ^'^. Stuart 7-.'In
A. M. for Stuart. Warm Sjiriinrs. Hrrr^IxmI*;.-. tSarri^nn an.l all l.m-al punt* Im-iw.i-ii^Miaaasil* unci Helena, including 1'hilhi.sl.uni^Alatf.w lireirson. Silver llow ami l*^itl^- Irani^arrives at liarrmiii at m A. M-. al Huttes-Mi^A. M
Sia P. M. Kor Stuart, ^Srrg^oii, Silver How^ud Butt.- Arrive* al Untie 4:1.-. I^. M. * ^^n-^n.i-ts at Stuart with train fur Harrison ami all^point* Kant ami West on Northrrn Pacific It. 11.
VilaI*. M. Kor Stuart. lireunon'*, silver How.^Hutu* aiBl all |M^ini^ on I'tali ami S.trthcrn^ami I'nion I'scl'lc system.. Arrive* at MM
lis I*. M. _
Arrivaland Departure of Mails.
mamsItWUR iiaii.y kok^Peer lvalue, Helena ami |^^int* North
amiWrat of llclrna
Butte. Helena, Hrrr l.^Nlgr, Stuart
Butt**,Helena, all Ka*tcrn, Simtlii-rn
andWestern Slates 7.1.1
'. M. Momlay.
TheVotes of the Tunnel Pre-^' cinct Most be Counted.
PettyTechnicalities Will Hot^the Will of the People.
redto open the returns and make ahatrerta of
thevotes. Ilmh aliatiaila nf i iitm fur ai haatu la^to ruaaroaa aaall ur oa one sheet; Um^ abstract of^vote* for territorial ami district offt.i-r* shall be^oa anatkn atsett s ami tltr abstract* of votoa lor^county ami loiruahlp officers snail br
ThrKrlurn. h^r^^rdnl ^o (lie Terrll.o la*^Hoard at HpIrM^The Other^run tw^ fto I tedded^This Wnk,
abb*anil l-yreiicr*, ll.oti A^nrsday ami Krulay.
MAIIilakkivk paii-v kh^m
Baaland Huttr.M M
Helenaami I Nit l.4Mtgr ll.:tr^^Butte City. Mont ^.ao^All points North ami Kast of Carrixoii 7.^l^All ixiinta North ami Wi-hI of Harrison^41
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Mrami IVrnm, 4.iw I^. m. Tuesday*. Thur*^day, Saturday.^All mail* close 4.1 minutes Wfor.- de|^artiirr.
Theflatly reoortl ^f ttM^ tlM^nt^^rrn^lor in^tbia city in ro|M^rt^Ml l^y A. T. Plnyter.^arumriat, Fintt atrtn-t. TIm^ n-oi^nl ^^r yif-^tonlay waa: 7 a. m.. iloif rtt-a; 12 in., f^7^i 4 p. III., fi.1 il^^lfr^h.a; H p. 111., M
Submcriptwnntn thr Stamlartl will br rr-^^rirrrf at the bu*in^*x nffier, or at thr aforr of^9iochrt d* Kitty, Alatn ittrrrt. AdvrrtiKino^vofaa can br IrarttrO at thr paafjsaaj office,^Standard HuiMitto, corner of Main atul^Third mtreet*.
Aarlilx'iitilias a s|M-.-ial Mali- on Satur^^day which ia ailviTtis.il this moriiitiK, ami^which it will pay every reaiilent ^^f Ana-^^onda t^^ attend.
MituIkthof tile Lowland elnlt are re^^minded that the ^^|^eiiinK reeeptinn for the^aeataon ia -Announced fur to-iiiirht and that^tile daiieinv la-iriiis promptly at '^^ i^*el^M'k.
Affurioua runaway oeeurred yeKterday^afteru^M^u. The rancher who waa driviuw^the iHitflt was thrown out together with^quite a atork of irroccric* which he had^ktat purrluuHMl, at the corner of Main ami^Front atreets.
KincLodse. No. 17. 1. (^. G. T., at their^laat reorular meetinir at the Christian^rbiireh, on Srecmil atreet. eleete^l tlu^ fol-^lowinir oltlcers for the enaililiK i|iiarter:^C. T., t\ A. Barker; V. T., Katie Mor-^riaon, S., tletavia H ililiouae ; P. S., Jennie^Gemiuel; T-, John ^ IuImmikIi: ('., Kev. V.^Lowry; M.. W. H. Leek; ii^ L. ('oKhill:^Ken., Matfffto HofTedits; 1). M.. Allen^8mith.
Thefuneral of Jeremiah Bray will take^place from St. Ann's hospital at 'J o'clock^thia afternoon. Mr. Uruy was :_v. years of^a#*e, and rami* to thia city only a few^weeka oico. He complained of a severe^pain ill hia head ami was taken to thc^noapital for treatment, ll waa dillicult to^determine just what the disease was. The^pain increased and on Wednesday Im-^ratne ao violent that the patient was delir-^toua.
THE CATHOLIC MISSION
LarfffeC'^^narrricatl.^ns l.lMtrtiliitc In thr Klo-^i|urnrr uf llir t'tatttaft I'rlrala.
Themission which ia Iwimf eotiduct^*d^at St. I'aul's ehureli attracts larii*' aaaeni-^blaffea daily and is aln*ady productive of^much frtaal. The eveniiuf s.tvices are es^^pecially well attended, and last iiiirht the^church wua filled to overflowing. The^mission ia c^^ndui*t^*il liy Kev. J. MeLoiiKh-^lill, of St. Ixllia, Kev. ( '. I.a Hi iieur. of l^i -^troit, and Kev. J. Nierinaii, of Kansas^City. BefrinnitiK at Helena on Septcintier^1, the-M- eleriO'inell have Iwen holiliilK^missions in tlx* Catholic churches in Mon^^tana ever Kince, and will prohahly remain^in the* atute for some little time to come.^Their efforts have met with marked sue-^ret^a everywhere they have gone, and es^^pecially ill thia city.
Threeservice* are held daily. At r^ a. in.^then* ia mass and a sermon ; uta. in.
thereia alao mass anil a sermon ; and ut^7:!H) p. m. tlie aervico* consist of the ro-^aary, a sermon, and the liem-diction with^the sacraments. Luat eveuiliK Father^Kienuaii preach.il an ehapient and very^aide aermoii on ^Why Catholics ifo to^Confession.^ ^^n Saturday eveuiliK there^will Im- a iframl service in honor of the^Hl.-ss.sl Vit'triu.
UnilrrFather II.* Si^*r^*'s pastoral.* St.^Paul's is dovclopinir into u lartce, strotiit,^viirorou* chur. li. The cosy parsonage,^which has just Im*cii completed, is hciui;^furniKlied in a way which attests tli*' love^and esteem in which the Cathol:cs of^Anaconda hold their worthy priest.
To-morrowNight.^Without fail the m.-mliers of the Wesley-^Brown minstrel company will IMMf on^the lauirds Saturilay eveuiliK of this week.^The performance promises to Im* Mio most^varied ami hrilliaut ever pies.Mit.il la-fore^an Anaconda autlit-n^i*. The aataaa to Is-^render^*d neat Sat unlay evening wen-^written expr.*H*ly for the Hmwii iniustr.-!^troop. TheditiiiiK room at the Montana will^he ^l.i-orat^il s|s - -ially for th.-.xi-ttsion utld^tin- lollies who arc proiiiotiutt tin- venture^hare 04cT.nl to appear in uiiiforui, which^aJone will he worth the price of admis^^sion. Th..- puhlic is solicit.il to drop four^bito in the slot anil s^i- the fun.
S|mi-IiiIto III.- Maniliiril.
IUttk,IK*t. Ml. ^ Word waa^h.-rc to-niirlit that the returns^How county wore r^*cciv^*d in Helena ami^a receipt ifivi-ti 'or them. This is c.uisid-^cr.il ^i|lli\al.-llt to all official ai*ci*ptalici-^of tin* r^*turiis,
HlTTK,t^^*t. HI.^Then* waa a Intiz of^excitement in the court room this morn-^inu as the time approach.il for the il.i-is-^' ion in the McHatton ca*e. Court o|m-ii.-.I^promptly at !):.^^ o'clock, ami Ixisiueas^waa commenced l^y Mr. ^'amph^*ll askinir^that the easi-of Courtney anil the legisla^^tive candidates la* taken up to-day after^tin- court's decision upon the M.-Hutton^mandamus case.
jim life lloWolfc in preparing to read Ilia^li*ui;thy ilii-iaion explained that owin*; to^tin* very short time which hail Im-.-ii al^^low.il to prepare thia opinion upon this^very iui|Mirtant ^*aai* it would neeeaaarily^he somewhat ini|m*rfeet ill diction ami ill^literary form it iiiiifht reipiire noun* alight^alterations. lie then pr.m-eeil.-d to^deliver hi* decision. lIuriiiK it* de^^livery tin* court room waa di'iiaely pack^^ed with expectant listeners. Silence was^painful during the learned judge'* re^^mark* until In- came to the |m^iut where he^read the famous opinion of Judge Knowle*^UIMin the duties of canvassing hoards.^1 he ridiculousness of Juilge Knowle*' |m^-^aition in pleailiug a* repiihheuu counsel^to have hia dcciaiotia, which wen- n-n-^d.-n-d when he was judge, was very appar^^ent to the crowd ill the court n^ anil
every'face lain* a hroad smile. Juilge^Knowle* was the only one in the court^wllo failed to sc.- any full ill the situation.^Immediately after the court's d.i-isioli^waa atmoiinc.il Tliompsoii t ampls-ll tiled^notice of exception to the ruling. He also^asked that the court la* pleased to llx^^ Mtnil* ill the i-.tae of the memlM*!** of the^i-aiivassing Itoar. I. This ^|iiestioti was^left for the ttfti*riliM^ii seaaion for argu-^tlielit.
o|*IMo*S ok .11 IMiK I.KWol.IK
iiitin* illKtrii-l rourt of i he sn-on.l ju.lii-inl ills^irirt, thr territory of Montana. 111 ami for tin-^county of Sil^i-r lloa .
TheIrrriliH-) ^^f .Montana, ex. r.-l.. .1. .1. M.--^Ilatiou v*. William M. Jack, \V. K. Hall ami^I'al.-I- K. Ir^in.-, lsMir.1 of caioiiss.-rs, etc.
minlawcay tiik ^ .^i ki.
Theii-lat^^i. .1. .1. M^-||ati^ii, in hi* attl.lavit^ami |m-lition lor thr alternative writ of mamla-^ilauuiK, all.*i;e^, in HiiliHtmic, thai at th.- i-l.i-tion^I11-I1I in tins l.-rritory on tin- tti'*t day of in-IoImt,^laati, hr wa* a .-amli.lati* for tin* otll.-i* of district^juilicr of th.- second Judicial diatrli-t, ami rc-^ceiv.it :i.:n-^ votra for said offirr,^agauiKl Ins o|i|*ollcllt ^ 3,470 votes,^that the vote* ho ajtanrai l^y the rr-^^|Mi-tivr i-amliilatcs was rxcluaivr of tin- votes^cast at |^r.i-im-t at. in Maid eiMinly; that, at thr^last iiulii.il prr.-tiu-t 171 vote* were cast for tin- re^^lator, and .ally three vote* for the oirpnailr can^^didal.-, that, if thr ratal cast ut said precinct W^had Imi-ii . c1111t.1l, the relator would have 11 ma^^jority of J7 votes over I.. I~ llauiilton, thr oppo*-^Inij, i-amllilat.- for the said office of district JudKr-^Thr |M-litiou flirt her alleges, I hid the return* of^thr votra cunt ut *uid pm-im-t :M were duly rr-^turne.1 to the election canvassing lMiar.1 of Kaid^^iHiilty, lo-wit: thr said .lack, flail and Irvine,^hut they refused to count thr same, ami make^ahstraet thereof us re.|iiirrii hy law. and. hy lea^will thereof, ami unless the same are eoiuit.it^and ahKlruet* thereof made, thr relator wilt Im*^defeated fur *ai.i olllee of district Jmli;.-,
Hrrr,II will readily he seen, ia mailing which^1^1 Ut the alighleat drxrea of thr rxrreitM* of
Lookat bargain* in boaierv^Maxwell's.
ladies'cloth a:*-, at Ksl.-s St
Puredruga at A. T. Playter'a drug store.
lM^k at the bargains ui underwear at^aasoe A Maxwell's.
towinch he claims to have Imi-ii el.i-t.ii. 'I lie^prayer is for un ulternative writ of mandamus to^^*oiii|m*1 the euuvussitiLC IsKtril 1.. .-.Hint the vote*^east lor the relator at the precinct 111u1u.il, or to^show why the^ have not dom- so.
Aftersume pr.-liiuinary motlotiH us to the form^of the uetios, and u demurrer to the writ, which^the .null overruled, I wo of the menihers of the^iMiard .lack ami II.ill filed an anawi-r. 111 which^th.-) set up several dilf.Tcht euuses for not luak-^ing aa alwtrael ^^f the vote i*aal ut said pm-iii.-t.^The other iiicuiIht of the hoard Irvine also^hied a sc|kiiate answer, in which he ull.-K^*d his^williiiKii.-hh and di-Hiie to count the vote of said^prii-iuel, and huh only pr.-v.-ul.il from .Ioiiil; so^l^y tin.- refusal of his eolleUKUea to Join w i|h him
Ihe i|ih*Mliim pr.-scut.il for (lie decision ol the^court ih the sunh-icm-y or Insufficiency of the^cuiim* shown to Justify the action of the majority^of the hoaul ill rejecting the vole of said pre^^cinct.
Thecauses assigu.il hi the answer may h^-^hriefty siiminari/.il us follows:
KirstTli.-y deny that thr relator received 171^votes at precinct M, ami hiaop|aiiieut only three^vot.-n.
Seeott.lIh nv that the returns from Hald pre-^cinet wer.- a**ut or rn-.-iv.-tl hy mail.
ThirdIs iiy that the returns were regular,^and 111 substantial compliance with law.
FourthI ^ciiv . that I lie let urns contained the^i.ro|**r tally sli.i-t*, or names of candidates vot.il^for or the iiiiiiiImt of votes received li^ each can^^didate, al full h-iiKlh, set forth as r.ipur.il hy^law . or that they w ere returns of said pi .i iiiet M,^or that the returns were e.-itilled as rc.purcd h^^law .
Kifth lletiy, that the returns were oil propel^hlauks.
Sixthlleiiy, that it could Is-easily us.i-rluiu.il^from tlie reliiVns, the iiiiiiiImt of rutea and for^whom cast.
Iseveiunllrny, that the relator will he de-^fral.il for said Mm hy reaaoa of the refusal of^the luiar.l to count the vote of sanl precinct.
Italso sets up several matters as an attlrnia-^tive defense iu rcfnsinn to esaag Ilia vote of said^pr.i'inci. Most of tins atlliiuotive matter is an^umplittcatiou, 111 an atltiniative form, of what^had In I'll already deiii.il; hut 111 addition, it also^states, or alleges, that 174 votes were cast at pre^^cinct .tl. ami dial the returns ami names of III.'^voters wer.* not written down hy the clerks of^elect ion, nnil tin* .i-rtlfl.-ul.-H to (lis return* ami^the attestation of th.' Judges was nol 111 confoun^^ds with law.
Ilie answer then .'OlltilllleN as follows:^^That lliev (the canvassing l-our^l^ wer.- in^^trusted hy law with tin- dut) of ^l^tet iuiiiuc:^w ual were the returns of the votes I10111 said^precinct at; that in twrfanalBg this duly they^exaatiaa-d whai pui|s^n^ii hi i^. tats rrtiMraa froai^Kind pr.-einet. and w hat weie presented to Iheiu^uh such returns, and ilrtrriiiilieil that they were^not tin- returns of las rutra *d s.mt |.r.i'iiict.
i'heitfollows some allegations ui le-ard to^some affidavits nhiuim-.! h^ tin* Isiard. which it^is not dceanrd uc.-eHs.irv, tor reasons h.-rcafi.-r^meiiitoiwil. to .iiusider in this ill 11 laiua
Ind.ii.hti'j Mtaoatae MiKtriear| of th.-cause
herexltown. It Is nec.*ss.iiv. Ill til.- til st place, to^consider an.I determine the JuriKdiet toll ami auw-^.-iHofth.* eunvuKHimt IsKird, aiul wlicthel llieir^funetioiiH were 111 inisteriul onlv, or pirtlv ajjaia-^lerial and |mrtly Judicial. If iiuiustcrial only,^th.- court can eoinpel them hv muii.taitiUH to |h-i-^foi 111 tile dul.es rcuuircd of 1 [it-in hy uiw . w lierc-^as. if they act 111 a Judieud. or in a .piusi Judicial^capaeity. while the court may hy thia proceeding^coiii|m-I them to art. it cannot take froiiith. m the^.liwo lion w hich iM-rtuins to the exereuu* of all^Jiiihciul functions.
Thep^^W'^tk ami duties tn he performed hy tin*^ImiumI, as also the |sm s. in-com | ^rising 11. a re de-^tlmil hy Mi-tioii 1,1113, of the .Mil division of tlie^revi*^if Htuliilca. ami in as follows:
Afleithe IIft 11* 11 .lav after the close of any^election held under thr prov is,on-of thlsehaptei.^or s join r if all tin- returns ^h.i I he reeeiv.il. 1 he^chairman of thr tMutrd of eoiiiny ronnniaaioiM^ra,^or in is lus ahseiiee. any other 11 u-inher of the^board, shall. takiiiK to hia aaaiatauee the prohate^Judtfi* or a Justice of the |^eacr, and any other^ufllix'i uf tin- -nuuly. ur any count y officer, pro-
jmiM'tafor dix retionary authority. The mil/^uuwrr .1mferr.1l ia to -o|mii the rrtiiras situ^maae aliatructa of thr votes.^ and what thia^melius is clearly manifest from the siic.-ee.hiiK^elaiiHe of thr section which direi-ta that thr ale^struct* for ilelrgutr to eoimress, for meinhrra of^thr IrgiNlalure, and for territorial ami siNtriet^officers ami for county ami towtaahip officer*^shall ull Im- 011 separate sheets of |*S1MT.
NotluiiKaiaild 1h- pin.tier than w I ml wm here^ilitemleil w as that i lie 1-our.l of eauva*s.-rs^sh.uihl Hiiiumurizr, or add up, the vote a.iiirdiua;^to the returns as rcrelv.il hy them, if the re^^turns were su 111. 0 1 It to eiiahlc I hem to do this,^ami, when tin* dom*, their duty, aa their power,^waa at an rial. Nothing whatever la said in the^section referred to. or in anvotlier ats-tion of the^law . us to 1 heir duty of impiiruiu into the lei-allly^or the sumciency of the return* made hy tile^Judges of election ; not lull-- as to the legality or il-^icgahly of any or ull the votes eiiihnt.'.il ill the^return*. Thine, and all kindred .pii-stiou* an*^hy the el.it 1011 law left to other ami diUrrrnt^IrilHinrla, and to nn entirely different form of^pr.m-.iluieto what is 11 Hiferred 011 this Imiui.I.^That this is the correct rule, iipplleahlr to hoard*^constituted lit,.- our election . an\assinu hoard is^settled hy numerous, u miKlit he said, iumitairi-^ahle autlioi Hi.-h. .Many of them are collected hy^Met Tear) in Iiik work mi eleeimiis. in Heetioa wi^el hc.| w here the rule ami the aidhoritics in ^up-^|h^it of it enn Im* r.-adilv found, hut s|iu^i* and^Hcanly time in which to prepare this opinion^prevents a minute r.-f.t.-m .-to th.-ni.
Itis pi op.-i, however, to refer to a decision uf^our own supreme court, ill which it cmturiutc*^the same princtptr. 111 litngiiUKe most clear and^emphatic. In the rune of f 'liumuHcro v*. I'otta, '1^Mont., _'.n, sp.'akmg on the very .|ia*atifSi of tne^power of these eativasHing hoar.ts. ami In a fH-o-^crediiig in utaiMliinui* like this, the court, hy^Jllllj'e Kllowll-s. savs:
**I hi* is a ^|Ucstl.Ml that the canvasser* of the^ret 11, lis of im- nhMtraets ol the voles nail iiothni^to do w uh. It was 110 1...11 of their duty to iletor-^miiie wind was tin- true and legal votr cast.^What they w. ie rcpiired to do was, to deter^^mine what Hie ahstraet* of the vole* returned to^iii.-in hIi.iw.iI i||niii tin* siilij.-ct. As they have^110 right to go Im-Iuii.I these uhHlrucl*, they have^no right to uHSigu, as a reus.Si for not eaiivass^mg the true alistraets, Hud I li.-j ^ w as an illegal^ami fruii.lulrul vote heiiiinl thein.
Ifaaek mm issue was allow.11 to Im* rained^when the ipie*tioi. wa* whether an cl.i-tiou olli^ecr should canvass or not el.i lioii returns, every^Kingle one of them, down to the Judge* or elec^^tion, might raise Hp- same issue, and there would^Im-a clog U|miii our whole piiitieat system. Offi^^cer*, w hose duty hy law it Is to caiiva** return*,^have no other legal dull.-* than these tn perform,^uud a* it would not Im* in the province of the pro^^ceedings in maintain us to compel them to go be^^hind the returns and determine die actual^legal vote cast, so they cannot set up w hat iu^law doe* not .*^m*rrii lliriu, a* officers, as a de^^fense w hen they are r.*.|iiir.il to do wind doc*^concern them.as oDlcers, under the provisions uf^law.
Languagemore apt and |m*r(inent to the case^now under consideration could 11.4 Is- used. I^cannot add to its force or hope to imitate its^terseness an.I precision. Th.* soundle ss of the^legal principle it states 1* e.ptallr.1 hy thr eh ar^tiess ami preciiioii with which the principle i*^stated, lint, if there were no decisions, either of^our own or other rouits, on this .'ueKtiou, the^persons. cohi|M^Hiug, or who may, under our^Mtatut.*. eoin|M.**e a can\a*sing hoard, show*, I^think conclusively, that il was never the iiittii-^tion of the legislature to confer upon them any^power hut the plain ami simple one of cotintiiig^the votes as shown hy the returns, uinl making^abstracts thereof The soars itself is
floatingami transitory, and may Iui|Mmeil of
threeout of uuy iiiiiiiImt of county officeik. The^1 hau man of the lMKir.1 of .iHiilty eoiiiniissioiiers.^or, in Iu* uhsemi-, any iiiemlMT of Ih.* hoard of^count v .i^iiinii*Hiiaii*r*, calling to hi* assistance^tin* prohutr judge, or any Justic* of the |M*iu-e of^the county. and one other county officer, eooati-^tut.-s this Isiard. The *.-hi'tion of the hoard may^devolve 011 anv one of the three men who are ut^tin* time county commissioners, and this com-^liiiKKioiier has u curt.-hlunehe to nrhi't whoever^els.-he ph ases to act with liiin. nrovi.l.il only,^that one of the |s-rsous selected is a prohat.*^Judge or a Just ice of (he |x-aee, and the other^Home count) officer.
Canit Im- that thr legislature ever ilitemleil to^confer on a hoard, chosen in such a manner, the^iiiiisiitaut uud d.-licute duty of deciding naalic^loTudlty of etecti.m return*, and iu their discre^^tion of counting- or rejecting votes east at any^election'.- The pro|M^*itiou i* t.m^ alwiird for he-^lirf, and to propound the .pit*Hti.Mi is to an*w rr It.^It cannot he thai this, thr most di-licute of all^puhlic diitie*, and the one that conies nearest to^Ihc rights ami interest of every eltl/en, is thus^l.-fl to un uncertain and shifting hoard e..m|Mis.il^like un election canvassing hoard. If the princi^^ple I have Ktiit.il then i* correct, that the duty^of the eauv assing hoard is. *imply to make ah-^Klru.-tK of the vot.-s, as shown hy the returns,^it obviates any necessity of inquiring^whether the fact* set up in tin-^answer of the majority of the hoard are^true or not. It was not for them to say or deter^^mine whether the clerks of election js-rfoi uic.1^their duty a* defined hy law or not,or whether^th.' cert iiieates or attestations made hv the JuilgeM^and clerk* were ill due form of law , or ^ helhrr^thr clerk*, with their own hands, entered thr^names of the voters on the tally sheets, or suffer^^ed some one else to do it for them, or. finally^whether the return* of the ehi-tion were trans^^mittal! in the mode prescribed hy the statutes, or^reaeli.il them iu a different wvy. Some, or all,^of the*.' may Im* hiipnrtnnl ^|U.*atk^aa, and the^law provide* a method, n* also a tribunal,^in which they may Im* rais.il and decided;^hut they are not for the determination of a can^^vassing hoard. Again, .pioting the language of^Judge Knowlc* III the ease of I'huniasero vs.^Pott*, ^officer* whose duly hy law is to canva**^returns have 110 other legal duiic* than these to^perform: and, a* il would not Im* within the^prov inc.* of the proceed uigs iii mandamus to 111m-
(m-Ithem to go behind the returns and determine^he actual legal vote east, so they can not set up^what in law dia-s not concern them a* otliecrs a*^a defense when they lire rcpiired ^^^ do what^does concern thcin as offl.-ei-K under the pro~^vision* of law.
Tin*answer in one place states that 174 vote*^were cast at precinct .14. I am at a loss to know-^how this fuel could appear except hy the returns^which a majority of the canvassing Isiard n-
ieeted. It appears hy the let 11 ins il follows from^iecc**ity that Un- return* were Muffleient to cit^^able the canvassing ImkiiiI to ascertain 111.* votc^cast. and for whom east, and this wa* suftlelent^to enable them to make the abstract of the vote*^nipiir.il at their hands. This admission of thr^answer also negative* the allegation that it could^not Im- ^easily^ determined, from the return*,^the number of voles east Whether ^easily^ as^^certained or not, it seems to have imi-ii as.-ei lam^^ed fur tin- piirpo*.- of a pleading, and a* u defense^ugainst what tin* law enjoin* a* a puhlic duly : I^and. if useful for such a puriM.se, w hy could 11.4 I^flu* know ledge thus acipiir.-u he as welt applied I^ill making abstracts of the votes east al the pre-^^ ^met iii sjueattoa^ I^No reason ha* been stat.il, or can Im-iinugiiiiil, I^why. If the vote could Im* ascertuiti.il from the^returns, it should not Ik* .sainted hy the canvass^^ing hoard. Many other interesting o nest ions I^j have I sen prcseiit.il in 111.- argument of the^1 case; hut w a lit of tunc prevents their ronsulcru-^I 11011.
Itfollow*, from what has been said, that in the^I Judgment of the court the causes shown 111 the^I answer are not sulli lent lo Justify the refusal of^t he Isiard of canv asset s to ohev the nlternal iv r^writ heretofore issued. II is therefore or.ler.il^that the iM-r.-mplorv writ of mandamus, issii.il^to William M. .luck^. William K. Hall and Caleb^K. Irvine, commanding them to make the ah^^straet of the votes cast for said relator :^* di^^rect.il in thr alt.-rnatuc writ heretofore grant.at.^Immediately' upon the decision of the
court,the 1 it-i*i'iniiior^' wr^t of mandamus^was issued by Judge ih- Wolfe. The writ^is addressed to Win. M. Jack, Wm. K.^Hall ami Caleb F. Irvine, UM'lllhuro off the^boanl of cunvssor* .if Silv.*r How coi-nty.^Afti*r ni-itnig the .^in-itiii*taii.'^-s of the^case a* set forth ill tin- alternative writ of^in.mil.onus, the following jiidgm. in of the^court is set out ami a command i*Ku.il to^tin* niemlH-ra of the boanl, as follow*:
Thisruns.- coming on for hearing upon the re^^lator's motion for judgment upm the pitition,^order ami writ ami auswi^ ami returii of dcfi'ml-^atitn. it is ordered, adjinlg.it uud .Ic-r.iit. that^said defendants had no power or author it v to ex^^clude -said pm-im-t MaaMf Mi and that their ac^^tion therein was iltegal and void, and that the re^^turn*, in.'hiding said precinct, constitute the true^and corr.i t result of said ehi-tion, and that said^relator have his pre emptor) w ril of mandate aa^praved for in In* pel it it 1011 ami receive his cokIh^and dl^biilHeuielits in this urlutlf expended, till*^31st day of tK-tslMT, IM
Thereforewe coinuiaud you that Immediately^after tin- receipt of this writ, you assemble and^count the votes of said predict :t4, and ull the^votes of all the other precinct* of said county^and make all the proper and legal abstract*^thereof for Huid office of district judge.
Willies*. HON. HTK.I'HI.N DK WOLKK,
Judgeof Jtul HiKtri. t Court.
Meanwhilethere wus a side issue going^on in the county clerk's otllce below. The
statehoard of canraaaera bad met at
Helena,found the returns from Silver^Bow county to be absent and empow^^ered (oinrM W- Kproula, clerk^of the district court, to act^as special ' mi-ssrnger ami take the^returna to Helena. Mr. Spnuile thernupnu^went to Coanty Clerk Booth and luaile a^formal demand for the return* aa pn-pan*d^by the hoard of county commissioners.^Mr. Booth, in tin. light of the judge'* de^^cision, rcftised to furnish the hoard's re^^turns, hut offered those which included^Uh- thirty-fourth precinct. Mr. Sproule^n-fusveil them. Tlierefortt Mr. Booth en^^gaged a deputy. C. H. Uasuian, and en^^trusted to him tin* returns. In a few min^^utes a special train wits flying toworil^Helena, on tho Montana Central nsttl,^containing, it is said, as its chief biinlens,^the deputy, Juilge McConilell. tin- abstract^of n-turtiH, and certificate* of election is^^sued by County Clerk Booth ill acconl-^ance with tin* court'* decision.
Althoughthe precious hour* of the day^wen* fast slipping hy, 110 action was taken^by the democratic lawyer* to enforce the^onler of the court ami Warren Toole said^the order would not Im* eiiforc.il on the^'.MNinl of cimi vast-tors until argument on that^appeal had Imi-ii heanl. As tile court met^at I :M* o'clock this afternoon. Thorn- * ^n^CamplM-ll immediately- tend.-red 1111 under^^taking 011 up|M*al. Mr. Kirkputrick ^^le^jecl.il to any step tow an I an ap|m*al in the^case. Warren 'I oolt* ask.1l that ImiiiiI* Im-^tixnl for a stay of proceedings. Mr.^CamplM-ll asked of the clerk if the pa|^-rs^hail not Im-cii filed. The clerk said the^papers had not Im*cii filetl.
'*!want to know why you didn't Hie^th^-iu^^ .Iema11d. il Mr. CamplM-ll.
'*He.-auseobjections hail Imi-ii made to^tiling the papers,^ replied the clerk.
Mr.Campbell iiiMistod oil tho right to^file any pa*m-r* he chose tit.
Attorney*an* stepping entirely outside^of their authority,^ said the court, ^when^they come in hen; and din*ct the clerk us^to what he is todo. Then* is a pn^|M-r and^an iui|M*o|m*r way for un attorney to ob^^tain his rights.
Mr.CamplM-ll apologized to the clerk.
Afterthis little by-play. Mr. Kirk Patrick^t.s.k tin* Moor to ^^p|m^se tin* motion for un^appeal. He suiil:
Myn*as.ui* an-: Kirst, that a judgment^iu a mandamus is not appealable.
Second,that a stay- of a pcn-iuptory^writ is not to Im* bad by ail appeal or the^execution of any bond.
Third,iMi-ause off this affidavit.^I I
Mr.Kirkputrick then read an uttldavit^fn.111 Caleb K. Irvine, probate juilge ami^liteiiiImt of the boanl of canvassers, stat^^ing that no meeting of the boanl of con-^vosaera had been held since the pretended^counting of election returns anil the ex^^clusion off returns from precinct H4; that^the Is.ard hull token no action authoriz^^ing an oppcul; it has employed no counsel^in the matter; that Wm. M. Jack, one of^tin* Imiiril, left the territory for the east^^ern stale* a day itr two after the last meet^^ing of the board and is still absent from^the territory, and is not within tlx* juris^^diction of the court; ami that the affiant^ha* not anil will not concur in tlx* petition^for an appeal, ami on the contrary, con^^cur* iu ami wishes to abide by the d^-^cisiou of the court.
Afterreading the affidavit, Mr. Kirk^^putrick said :
Acconlinglythese attorneys have not^been authorized to give notice of up|M*ul,^ask a stay of pnM-ecdiiigs or take any no^^tion whatever. The boanl of canvasser*^must act by the conjoint action of its tim e^iiiciiiImts. it cannot act by individual*.^It ap|m-ar* from this ulllilavit that only-^two ^^f the tliree iiiciiiImts of the iMtanl an*^in town, that the other one is out of the^jurisdiction of the court, that tlx* hounl^has taken no action in tlx* mutter, and^that it is not for Mr. Hall alone any more^than for Mr. Irvine alone tit authorize an^ap|M*nl. The IxMinl has not acted in this^matter nor has it authorized this action.^These attorney* therefore re|tr-e*eiit 11 o-^IwMty but a minority of the boanl.^Mr,^Hull ^hi* alone cannot hind the lioanl.^An appeal from this judgment must be^autlioriz.il.
Atthis point Thompson Campbell^tragically antae, raised one hand far^above his head, and aaid iu solemn ac^^cents :
*'Never beffon* in my legal career^have I been cballeng.il in court on my^right to ap-w-ar. I desire to he sworn so^that I may show my retainer by this^IMtanl.
Mr.CamplM*ll was sworn by the clerk^and then said: ^Mr. Jack came to me^olMiiit H o'cliM*k on Monday afternoon, the^day the canvassing boanl met, and at the^time of tlx* service off the first writ of^mandate. He told me that he deain*d nu.^to ap-s-ar for the boanl in all pnM-ccihtig*^ill this matter, and asked if he was at^lilterty to leave the jurisdiction of this^court. I said he could. Now, I have a^perffii-t right to represent Mr. Jack for
Letil* know.^ remarked Mr. Toole. ^If^you please, when* your affidavit ends anil^your arrriiment iM'gius.
Tlx*hint was taken. Mr. Campbell^took hi. seat anil Judge Knowle* Itegan to^talk. The judge sttid it was unheard of in^judicial proee.ilmgs for it to he necessary^that the party themselves must authorial)^an appeal.
Haveyon any authority for an appeal^in mandamus^^ asked Mr. Toole.
Mr.Knowle* said that he had, and^cpiotcil a statute to show that any party^aggriev.il might appeal from the final^judgment in an action or special pnx-eed-^nig* within one year after the first entry^of judgment. Mr. Knowle* made one of^his famous exhastive addnstses, and was^siicee.ih-d by Mr. Toole. Mr. Toole saiii^there an* only two acting mcmticrs of the^boanl of canvasser* ut pn*sent. The^boanl ha* taken no action n-ganliug the^appeal, and tlx* appeal is acconlingly un^^authorised.
Thecourt ask.il whether counsel could^not n-present the boanl just as counsel^n*pn*seuts a coi*itorntioii. Mr. Toole re^^plied that a private cor|a^ratioti is in effect^a private individual. Ill this case this^iMstnl never employed this counsel and^never took action iu this matter. Messrs.^Jack und Hall, we an* told, individually,^employed MMHMi hut the hoanl of can^^vasser.* never discussed the matter ut any^meeting, anil never employed any counsel.
Whoappeals in thi* case^^ asked the^court.
Jackami Hall.^ said Mr. Kuowles.
Mr.T.miIi* suiil the supreme court of^California did not allow a stay of pnM-ecd-^ings iu a mandamus ease uutill after the^i^a^sagc of an act |M*nnitting thai in 1m14.^Montana followed California in it* origi^^nal statutes, but that provision made^specially applicable to mandamus was^never passed ill thi* territory.
Afterfurther argument Juilge l^e Wolfe^said he would consider the mutter over^night and render hi* decision iu the morn^^ing.
Thecourt then t.s.k up the considera^^tion of tlx* mandamus case of the five^democratic candidate* for the legislature,^who call upon the boanl of canvas*cr* fat^count the vote of the thirty-fourth pni-iiict^iu their cases.
JudgeKnowlcs objected to this writ'ou^the gntuuil that the original writ hail no^seal oil it, and quoted authorities to^show that the service off a writ^without having a seal oil it is^a nullity. He also objected oil the^ground that the writ was returnable Octo^^ber UM- Tlx* question as to whether the^seal is a material matter wits argued an^hour. Hy this tune Thompson Cumpltcll's^hour* had given out, and Judge Knowlcs^actually manifested symptom* tiff fatigue.^Ill argument, he i-ciuaiii.il seut.il by con^^sent a large |n^rt of the time. Then* was
talkof an evening^aaid be had been 1
nightbefore and preferred adjourning u
solidhours off argument on the McHal
tilIt) o'clock ...
judgeaaid these cases must be finiabed^this week.. *r
TheiMT-emptory writ will not be served^ota the hoard of cam rasa lira until after the^judges' decision in the morning, and then^not if the Judge should order a stay of pro^^ceedings. It ia believed that this will^make no difference, as tlx. returns were^sent to Helena thia morning. The order^of the court does not require that the re^^turn* be signed hp tlx. board of can^^vassers, and so were signed by the county^clerk. Tlie latter to-day said that he had^sent the returns to Helena hy special mes^^senger, Init declined to say what returns^tlx.y were, whether those which include or^those which exclude precinct H4.
Assoon as the decision off the court was^rendered this morning ordering tlx. re^^turns from itrecinct 'M to lie counted.^County Clerk Booth issued certificates off^election Ut those entitled thereto, in con^^formity with the provisions of tlx* law^which makes it his duty to do so.
Note*of tits Court Koom.^Judge Knowles's favorite iK-cupation^while listening to the argument of his ad^^versaries is to tear up little piccesof paper^anil let them fall ut his feet. Kach night^the janitor of the court house ha* had to^curry uwuy basket fids of the bits of pu|K-r.^Late iu the ufteruiMtn, after a hanl day's^work, .Judge Knowlcs liMtks as though he^were seated up to the knees ill a snow^^drift.
J.U. KufT i* representing the Helena^Journal and C. B. Nolan the Helena lade- I^j^ n-leiil at tlx* great contest.
Mr.Scligmuii has heeii one of the most^attentive listeners to the pnM-ecdiiigs. He^sits leaning lurk in a juryman'* chair,^with his cIImiwk resting on the arms of the^chair and his lingers interlocked.
ThompsonCamplM-ll'* eye* have beeu
-reatly utfectcd by the strain of the past^uw day*. He hud to leuve the court after^a short speech last night and his eyes have^Itecu troubling him tut to-day that he hail^to absent himself from the scene of o|ter-^ations for long intervals.
JudgeMel iuuu-11 ha* also broken down.^H is closing speech was made lust night^while he was iu a state of extreme ill-^licuith. He returned to Helena this morn^^ing.
JudgeDixon's absence from the pro^^ceeding ban Imi-ii generally remarked.^The secret is that the juilge has been^quite sick and did not get out until to-day.
Doyou want to know what tho course^of the republican* will he now ^^ said a^republican attorney to-day to a STAN It A Kit^reporter. ^This la.anl will refuse to can^^vass the returns. They will be thrown in^^to juil for contempt of court and will be^^gin action for a writ of hals-a* corpus iu^another district court. Thus the rune will^Ik. linxight before another juilge. How-,^ever, iff this board refuses tit canvass the^returns, the court can do that himself.
JudgeLie Wolfe is the most patient man^in Montana. He has lieeu talked to for^four days six! the fin-t impatient wonl has^yet to escu'a* him, in spite of the many^trying situations in which he has been^placed and the vexatious circumstances^that have arisen.
TheStanuaku sold like hot-cakes at^the court house this morning. Its ac^^counts off the pr.s . edlligs of the court^have been in genera! demand.
Inthe middle of the afternoon, when^Juilge Kuowles wus in the midst of his^most abstruse and lengthy argument,^somebody unknown, in the rear of the^court room, murmured: ^He who puts^the tribe to slumber.^ There wus u gen^^eral titter, aixl Juilge Kuowles looked^around in an angry manner, but said^nothing.
Therehave been thus fur twenty-live
Theclock in the court room has stopped^short at 4:46 o'clock. Curiously the court^lias adjourned every afternoon at almost^^eeoiaaly that time.
CityMarshal Me Arthur and Thompson^CamplM-ll met outside the court-house this^morning and shook bands warmly. Both^dislike reuortera and both have threatened^to whip them if things don't go to suit^them.
Ucucraladmiration has been expressed^for Deputy Sheriff Thome*'* voice as be^convenes and adjourns court. It is also^generally admitted that Mr. Thomos ia a^first-class officer, courteous and obliging^at all times und ever ready to attend to^hUl duties.
Cliolly^Jones was present every day^to watch the nrsult off his labors in affi^^davit gathering. A gentleman from Hel^^ena saw ^Cliolly^ in the crowd and recog^^nized him at once as the young man who^was com |h I led to leave the Capital^City a few mouths ago under very^unfavorable circumstances. The gentle^^man said, ^Why, surely that ain't^the Jones who was engaged in securing^affidavit* for the republicans^^ Upon^being told that he was the great ami only^Jones who bad obtained, in company with^Beriiurd, the uttldavit* from tlx. four^Sweden, the gentleman said ^Bernunl and^Jones are truly a worthy pair. ^ ^ne is u^miinlorer anil the other ha* been horse-^whipiM*d out off Helena for beustly eon-^duct.
FOWLING WANTS HIS WIFfc
Hel^ald pi no for her, hut Khr Kloped wltu*^Wicked ^ Ling t hing.
Specialto the Standard.
BrTTKjOet.Ml.^Fow Ling, a Chinaman^of this city, about a year ago purchased a^China wife, paying for her the exorbi^^tant sum of $HiO. Although the price was^very large, the womtin was considered^worth it. After a few months t'hing Ching^stole away Ling's wife and then disap^^peared from the country- Ling took the^elo|M*mctit e*|m*cially to heart on^account of the high price lie^had paid for the woman and also^b^*cuUMf*f^hc carried off tw o silk drei-scs, a^massive pair of gold ear rings and much^other jewelry which he hull given Iter.^Since then he bus math* etforts tit find her^and her paramour, und has now located^them in the Salmon river country. Idaho.^To-day Ling went to Attorney Booth and^asked for a mandamus to compel the re^^turn off his wife, or u pro|ter equivalent in^money. Mr. Booth has taken the case in^hand, hut is doubtful what charge to bring^ugainst Ching. The charge wilT probably^be grand lan-eny, as the woman was con^^sidered worth several huudn*d dollars.^Fxtradition pa|m-rs un* lM*ing prepared^ami Chinese detectives hart, been de^^spatched to Idaho to bring the woman^I tack.
MuttsReal Kstats Transfers.
S|eclal ^iirn-k|*^mtent-e of thr Standard.
Bl'ttk,Oct. .Hi.^These real estate trans^^fers were reconled to-day:
FredL. Uruudey to Patrick W. Murray^for #l,OUO, one-sixth of the Blue Dick^claim.
KdQuinn to Duncan Me Kite, for S27^,^one-half interest ill the Brown Grirl claim.
FrtilL. Crumley to Patrick W. Murray,^for $54111. land in the Blue Hick claim.
H.C. Kessler to James Byrne, for $300.^lot :t, in block K, off the Belle of Butte ad^^dition.
HattieM. Fetter to Joseph KlufTke. for^$1,400, land iu lot 8, ItliM-k 11. uf Butte^townsite.
P.S. Franklin and J. B. Franklin have^filed notice of application of the Quarry^placer mine iu au unknown district.
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