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Vol. Is Fort Benton, MVontana, 'Wednesday, January 19, 1881.No13
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[Specially Reported by Telegraph to The River Press.]
MORnING SEssioN, January 14.
Morris asked unanimous consent of Council to call
up House Concurrent Resolution No. 1. Agreed to.
Resolution amended so as to read; "House is now
organized and ready for the transaction of business,"
On motion of Ford a recess of twenty minutes was
Browne, from Judiciary Committee, reported favor
ably H. J. R. No. 1, with reference to the employing
of clerks by certain committees. Adopted.
Communication received from the Governor, en
closing a report of pardons granted during the last
two Sears was read by chief clerk. The following is
the list of pardons granted. and the crimes for which
the convicts were serving terms of imprisonment:
Geo. H. Stacy, disturbing the peace; sentenced to
Lewis and Clarke county jail for eight days.
Wm. Mount. larceny; sentenced to Lewis and
Clarke county jail for nine days.
N. Hexer, burglary; sentenced to penitentiary for
Daniel O'Connor, illegal voting; sentenced from
Deer Lodge county to penitentiary for one year,
Wm. J. Harks, assault and battery; sentenced to
Deer Lodge county jail for six months.
Edward Hunt, exhibiting deadly weapon in threat
ening manner; sentenced to Lewis and Clarke county
jail for three months.
Ben. Thompson, manslaughter; sentenred from
Madison county to penitentiary for six years.
Chas. Fenshaw, disturbing the peace; sentenced to
Lewis and Clarke county jail tor one month,
Wm. Brook, petit larceny; sentenced to Lewis and
Clarke county jail for six months.
Wm. H. Hunsman, grand larceny; sentenced from 5
Beaverhead county to penitentiary for ten years.
Donald McLean, grand larceny; sentenced from
Beaverhead county to penitentiary for ten years.
Geo. Dixon, murder in the second degree: sentenced c
from Lewis and Clarke county to penitentiary for c
.,Chas. Miller, assault and battery; sentenced to Lew- a
is and Clarke county jail for three months.
Felicita Eanchez, manslaughter; sentenced from
Deer Lodge county to penitentiary for three years.
Jno. L. Corbet, incest; sentenced from Madison Co. to
to penitentiary for three years. a
Dan Sheraier, assault with intent to commit a rape; c
sentenced from Lewis and Clark Co., to penitentiary
for seven years. n
Dan Russell, assault with intent to kill; sentenced
from Madison Co. to penitentiary for four years.
Peter Anderson, grand larceny; sentenced from d
Beaverhead county to penitentiary for two years.
A. H. Minn, Chinaman, manslaughter; sentenced
from Deer Lodge county to penitentiary for five years. 1
On motion of Mitchell the report was received and
placed on file, t
A second communication was received from the
Governor containing the report of A..H. Mitchell, con
tractor for the keeping and treatment of the insane.
which was read by the chief Clerk.
I tr psmit the following portion of report:-Number c
of c1irdnic insanhe ridilved ih"ir r auhor April; 17º-
men 16. Number admitted since-men ¬8, women 4.
Number now, under treatment--men 38, w~omen 1. t
Number discharged on account of recovery-men 22,
women 2. Number escaped-men 5. Number died
men 4, women 1.
AE'TERNOON SESSION, Jan. 14.
Kerley gave notice of introduction of a bill to
amend the act of February 5, 1876, prescribing the du
ties of the county commissioners.
Brown, of the Judiciary committee, reported ,the
account of D. S. Wade with the Territorial Law Libra
ry, which was examined and found correct. Report
On motion of Hayes the Council went into executive
Bills were introduced, by DeWoif, to create the
county of Silver Bow, and other purposes, and to
amend the Butte charter.
By Blake, concerning Territorial library.
By Parchen, to provide for the support and main ten
ance of the Helena fire department.
By Blake, H. B. 5, for an act defining qualification
of jurors, and advocated striking out the word
"white." Referred to Judiciary committee.
A communication was received from the Council
annoncing it had reconsidered its former action rela
tive to the Rouse resolution for a joint committee to
wait on the Governor. -Adopted, with slight amend
Corbly offered a resolution to further the ree ption
of reports, bills and other resolutions.
Further business was suspended until agreement
was arrived at between the two houses respecting the
appointment of joint committee to wait upon the Gov
ernor to inform him of their organization. Corbly
supported the resolution by a few forcible remarks.
Blake read from the Herald showing second communi
cation sent to the Governor from the Council in which
the House was ignored. He hoped thc House would
stand firm and maintain its dignity. He would there
fore support the joint resolution. Cullen said the
Council had apologized, and thought it should be
accepted. The Legislature had important work be
fore it, he wanted to have the House relieve itself
from the dilemma and find some other means of advis
ing the Governor of its position and aliow the busi- t
ncss of the session to procee '. It appeared to him
the House was straining at a gnat and was swallowing
a camel. No vital interest was concerned. DeWolf
tAhought the question resolved itself into a matter of
punctilio, and the thing, to be. decided whether it is
wiser to waive it than to insist upon it. He moved as
substitute to second resolution, that a committee of
two be appointed to inform the Governor of the organ
ization of the House, Harrington believed it would a
be well to wait the action of the Council on die res- 1
olcition for a committee conferench.t
Speaker decided DeWolt's motion was out of order.a
Cullen moved to lay the whole matter on the table.
The Council's communication was adopted.
The Speaker offered the very forcible suggestion 'P
that the time when the louse was not occupied with s
regular order of business might be more profitably
employed by thie several cominittlee' memabers individ- S
ually than in session.
Recess until 2 o'clock.
Communicattion was received from the Council an-nb
nouncing II. J. X. LNo.Tl, for the appointm~ent of
cleriks concurred in.
Beach, from Ways and Means Comm~ittee reported t
H. B. No. 3,1 fo x a rate of interest on Territorial and' D
county warrants, with recommtndatlon-that the rate
be reduced from 7 to 6 per cent., and that the bill as'8
po amended do pass.
A dlecussion followed. 'DeWolf cajled to the cbalr.
Donnelly, in orerliat the~ subject might be thor.- jt
iughlydiscusses., move th~atthe bilii muade specialb
order frtonMorAow at'8 'clock.b
The sxh'day's$Cessio was taken up in a general g
] debate on the joint resolution referred to above, when
it was finally resolved to appoint a committee to wait
upon the Governor and inform hiim, that the House
was permanently organized.
Adjourned to the 17th.
MloRNING Sns oN, January 18.
Hundley, from Ways and Me? n$ Committee, report
ed with reference to the commuUication received from
the secretary of the Washington National Monument
Association, recommending that th Governor be in
structed to forward to Washington a tablet to be in
serted in the Washington &t onumenit, and appropri
ating - dollars out of the Terxitorial treasury for
C. B. 4, relating to refunding the bonded indebted
ness of Madison county reported fro' committee with
recommendation that the bill pass. 0No objection be
ing made, the bill was ordered engroased.
ArFERNOON SR toN, January 18.
On motion of Hayes, the Printia Committee was
instructed to ve 500 copies of th Governor's Mes
The employment of W. T. Barkldy, formerly Terrn
to-ial Treasurer, as clerk of the kWays and Means
Committee, and of H. B; Smith a 4clerk of Judiciary
Committee, was reported.
Hundley offered the following resolation: Resolved,
That the Governor be requested to ihform the Council
what measures, if any, had been taken to remove the
obstructions in the Columbia river, and thus allow
salmon to reach the headwaters in this Territory.
Executive session. Adjourned.
MORNING SES*IoN, January 18.
Bills were introduced as follows:.
By Rogers, to amend section 15, c`apter 16 of revised
statutes of '72, to provide for an election for chang- f
ing the county seat of Beav, rhead. t
By Cullen concerning the terms of office. j
By Hanly, to repeal sections 156, chapter 10 of the
criminal laws to amend section 14 Cif the code of civil
By Parchen concerning fire insurance companies r
and their agents. i
Committee of three was appointe on mileage.
Bills were introduced, by Blake, yI. B. 8, a bill con
cerning amount of taxes levied 9nnually. Referred
to Ways and Means committee.' Beech moved to.
amend so that bill shall not go int& effect until 1882. f
By Blake, H. B. 6, a bill conce g cruelty to do
mestic animals. Referred to com iittee on printing.
By Parchen, H. B. 10 to amend Oct to provide for 9
Helena file department. Referredoto Lewis and Clark t
By Chambers, H. J. M. asking an enlargement of
penitentiary. Referred to committeegn Federal Re
By Harrington, H. J. M. No. 2, protesting against
the passage of any law authorizint. tl leasing by the '
general government of public nds. Referred to
committee on grazing and stock glowing.
AF LERNOONN SIsroN, January 19.
The committee on printing re ed L LB. No
correct] Trinted. This bill ia to -the cotkn t 01
DeWolf moved to amend by striking out all after
the vord "named" in line 4, section 9, inserting after
date the word "above." Carried. t
(lumber moved to refer to town and counties.
Harrington moved tp amend by referring to the
delegat on from Deer Ledge county, Adopted.
The following dispatch was received to-day:
WASHINGTON, January 18, 1881. t
A. C. Botkin, U. S. Marshal, Montana Territory;
The President has ordered the postponment of the
execution of bpopee, the Piegan Indian, till Friday,
May 6th. The warrant of reprieve will follow in due
course. CHAs. D. Eviass, Attorney Gen'1.
September 22, 1880, Henry G. Vennor fur
nished the following forecast : "I expect
December, (latter part) J.anuary and March
will give us most snow; December and
January the mobt cold.' February looks
warm and anow may rap Jly disappear dur-1
ing. that month. An ~arly spring. Ice
October 7, 1880, his fo cast reads : I ex
pect tremendous snow st rms as far to the
Ssouthward as Washingtqig, D. C., and west
ward beyond Chicago, i wards the end of
December and New Yeiar's, and again in
proximity to the 8th and Sci of January.
October 21, 1880, Joh4 H. Tice forecast as
follows: "Since the cu:ent year is the com-'
mnencemnent of a pet iod 4f nore than usual
energetic disturbance, wh iah will not attain
its maximum until uh 1 f iA2S2, therefore
my opinion is that the cu trig w~inter will be
characterized by great a isudden changes in
atmospheric pressure, ad consequently by
heavy precipitation-tl~ is, heavy rains in
the South and heavy in ws in the North,E
with generally extrem 4w temperat~ire."
Special dispatch to the Rivgtr4re5s.
SAN FxtAbclsce, Jan 17.---A Bodie dis- '
patch says; Joseph JJ he, who shot and
killed Thomas H. Tre~j a few days ago on
account of a difficulty neem1it'g Treloar's
wife, was captured sif lies from town yes- I
terday morning. He b a preliminary ex- v
amination during thei ,which established ?3
his guilt. About 10 ek this morning'he a
was taken from the Iand conveyed to the st
scene of his crime, antd tero hanged.
Special dispatch to the IUiver ress.
NEW YOiRx, JaDu y 17.-Geo. Slosson, S
billiardist, has ardive , d says that referee ii
Gibelin, to~ whose tilia decision was due tl
the kess . of the m~atchi ith Vignaux, made na
money on tha game.. 01
Special dispatch to tihe I rs.S
Nonr'oLK, Va.,, ry 17. --The receiv
ing wareb6use of t Domni n oCompany re
burined thin mornin thi four 4unred. bales Si
of cotton 8nd ten tand dolla~rs worth of in
general mnerchandV ca
War Between Turkey and G(reece Reported
as Inevitable-All Europe Likely
to Become Involved.
Blaine to be the Secretary of State in the
Hadley Says He Knows all About the
The New Syndicate in Canada Pacific a
Special dispatch to the River Press.
The Morey Letter.
CHICAGO, January 17.-The Times New
York special says that Truth publishes that a
few days before the receipt of the forged
Morey letter by Truth, B. G. Jayne learned 1
of a conversation between two men at the
7 Astor House to the effect that this letter
would soon appear. Upon investigation
Jayne discovered that one of the men was
Col. Hadley and the other was Stilson Hutch
ins, editor of the Washington Post. Jayne,
when the letter was published, immediately
informed Marshal Jewell. Hadley had either
forged the letter or was connected with the
forgery. Thomas E. Longeran, a friend of t
Hadley and Hutchins had forestalled him
and convinced Jewell that Jayne was wrong,
and that the forgery was the work of Ken- r
nard Pbilips. Hadley was the central figure
in the Morey letter conspiracy. He (Hadley) a
was the channel of communication between
the forgers and the Democratic Committee;
he procured perjured evidence to sustain the
forgery ; he is the man who can tell the
whole story ; he can tell what Barnum knew
of the letter when he pretended to believe it t
genuine; he can tell to which of the mem
bers Mr. Hart showed the letter for verifica
tion; who were dupes and who were knaves;
he can tell who instructed him to work up
the perjury; he can tell who composed the
Morey letter; who sent it to the Truth, and
what the democratic committee paid for the 1
job. Let Hadley speak out fully and truly
and there is evidence to corroborate what he
will truthfully say.
Se;e~ tofthe Riverk 'ens.
r neceeption to Grant.
r ALBANY, January 17.-The reception given 1
to Gen. Grant this afternoon was one of the
greatest public demonstrations ever witnessed
in this city. Fully 70,000 people were on the
streets. Reaching the Executive Mansion
the procession was drawn up in line, the
military presenting arms, and the General
e and ex-Governor and Adjutant General
e Rodeby entered the Executive Mansion.
Much enthusiasm was manifested.
Special dispatch to the River Press.
Boat Race Postponed. ~
LoaNoN, January 17.-Hanlon and Lay
cock have postponed their boat race on ac
tcount of the drift ice in the Thames. The
race will be postponed from day to day until
the river is clear of ice. Betting is heavy,
Sand Hanlan's backers are betting three to
-two. Unless the water will allow the race to
Stake place before Wednesday, they will not
have the tide for another week.
SSpecial dispatch to the River Press.
WAsHINGTon, January 17.-The Senate
confirmed John M. Morton, Surveyor of Cus
toms, San Frsancisco; Edgar Standon, of Il
linois, Consul-General to St. Peterebur&. In
dian Agents:' Robert A. Melroy, Nisqually
1 Agency, Washington Territory; John D.
1 Mills, of Cheyenne, Arapahoe Agency, In
3 Special dispatch to the River Press.
H ellogly's Scat.
rWAsmiworoN, January 17.-The vote ofl
Saulsbury's motion in the Senate to-day to set
aside the holiday bill in order to take up Kel..
logg's case, is substantially a foretest of senti
ment of the Senate concerning propositions
to unseat Kellogg. 'The result shows he will
not be disturbed.
Special dispatch to the River Press.
NEW YORK, January 17.--The Wortd'8
London special says: "I have been told by
well informed persons to-night, that the
Ministry now regardsi war between Greece
,and tThrkey ineyitable, and fears it will
sooner or later invoilve all Europe."
apecial dispatch to the River Press.
The Canada Pacific.
To1Lorso, January 17.-The Globe says c
Since the formation of the new syndicate ten I
million dollars have been subscribed towards t
the Canadian Pacific railway project and xt'is
now perfectly certain that the whole amount ]
of capital required can be obtained. a
epeelal dispatch to the River Press.
WAsaariroH, January 17.-Sec'y Evarts
reveals the fact that B3laine will be the nexto
Secretary of State, by a statement made
in diplomatic dppuments, that Blaine will o
carry on the correspondence hereafter a
Special dispatch to the River Pres.
WASEINGTON, Januiry 17.-The reply of
Delage Cannon to points made by contestants -
for his seat, are printed in pamphkt form.
In regard to allegation that he is not a citi
zen, Canon declares that he was duly natural
ized on the 7th of December, 1854, but argues
that whether he is a citizen or not the Gover
nor of Utah has no right to go behind returns
which gave him his election.
Special dispatch to the River Press.
DENVER, January 17.-In reply to articles
in the morning newspapers, Gen. Halmer
telegraphs that Gould has nothing whatever
to do with the Mexican National Road Con
struction Company, and has not one dollar
invested in it.
Special dispatch to the River Prc.ss.
The Coffee Market.
CHICAGO, January 17.-The Times Boston
special says: Coffee will rule lower in the
United States during the present year than
it has for a number of years. Coffee can be
no more cornered while such enormous crops
are now being raised in all coffee growing
States than can Niagara be dammed.
NOTES Of' NEWS.
A Washington special says : In the opinion
of not a few people, Capt. Eads, who is a
persistent and ingenious man, has got hold of
the right place for the construction of an
American political canal, because the canal
across the isthmus of Tehantepec would
make the Gulf of Mexico a closed sea for
American commerce, and easily defended
against all nations.
Miss Genevieve Ward has applied in the
Superior Court of New York for an injunc
tion to restrain Wallack & Moss from per
forming the play "Forget Me Not," which
she claims to control. The court intimated
that she had a good case, and pending the
completion of the evidence enjoined Wallack
from representing the piece further.
The Pope has written a letter to the Arch
bishop of Dublin, of which the foreign office
has authentic information, strongly condemn
the method in which the agitation in Ireland
is conducted, and that very emphatic in
structions have been issued to Catholic pre
lates enjoining them to make a stand against
the anarchial and communistic doctrines
which have been preached and put into prac
Thli coal pr duct ofWyoming for Novemn
ber was 40,000 tons. The Union Pacific con
sumed 31,000 tons, leeving only 9,000 tons
for public use. One thousand and seventy
eight miners were employed.
The Cardiff giant is in Cheyenne-stowed
away in a warehouse. The Cheyenne Sun
suggests that as church fairs and festivals are
the rare, it might be well to utilize the old
man by setting him up and charging two bit
The west bound stage of January 8th, was
captured by the Indians in Quitman Canyon,
a hundred miles west of Ft. Davis. The
driver and team were killed. Everything,
including the mail, was cut to pieces and
In a meeting of the World's Fair Commis
sioners, Gov. Crawford, of Kansas, took
Mayor Cooper to task for offering objections
regarding th~e mode of procedure which, if
sustained, would render the fair an impossi
bility. The Mayor made a spirited reply,
saying the fair would be held and if the gen
tleman didn't like the methods persued he
A correspondent of the Salt Lake Trib'une
gives the following account of an earthquake
at Melton, Utah: "On Monday night, between
11 and 12 o'clock, two distinct shocks of
earthqaake were felt. The undulations were
north and south, followed by a rumbling
noise. The shocks moved beds and tables
from'the walls. An examination of Great
Salt Lake shows effects of a tidal wave on
the mud flats.
On Sunday afternoon a Mexican named
Mirando, of Los Angelos, aged 16, attempted
to outrage one of the party of three girls near
Wilmington, breaking her arm in struggling.
Her companions gave the alarm. Mirando
was captured, taken by a body of masked
men, and this morning his body was found.
hanging to a tree.
It is said thq Dominion Government intends
to have a continuous sitting of the House till
the vote on the Pacific syndicate terms is
reached. It is also said that the opposition
have arranged to talk. against time with a
view of defeating its object till the proposi
tion of the new syndicate has been laid before
A plot to depose of the Rajah and massa
ore all the European residents while in church
has beeni discovered at Kalapore, India, and
twenty-seven natives have been arrested.
An alliance& of Austria, Germany and
Russia may be regarded as re-established as
a'. meeting between the Emperors i8 being
Gen. Grant will probably sail for Mexico
within the next thirty days for the putpose
of obtaining accurete information and form
ing an opinion as to the several concessions
for the benefi of the consolidation committee
of the Mexican railway, of which he is a