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Youmay if you do not^read the Want Columns^to-day.
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EntirelyOut of Debt.
VOL.30--NO. 26
Attorneyand Counselor nt Lrw,
WU1pr*rt1c* In all r^arU of record la the Tar^rtiory. offlc*in Oold hi ck
NOLAN^ BEANr^Law Office^Gold Block
PhysicianSurgeon,Atooucher. Oculist
Memtwrof Hu Kraoeisco Medical Society, %l*^Navada State MatltcaJ Sock*y.
Office-Pare Den'^ mc sfc.re. corner above at alb^and Broadway. Entrance on Broadway aad ^'ack-^e.-i. Helena, Montana. I uuulUUou In German^^ and Ban Hah.
Eye,Ear, Nose and Throat.
Ktfteeo^eara' ex|*ert^nce aa
Performaall nt*ratl^ ne and trente all dleeaaet^of the Kye, Bar, W and Throat. Correct* er^rors of v'alon and adj^iete glasses
^ffle li*5 nod 107 Grand Bl., and 104 and M^Brecken'ldtre M
J.H. FRENCH,^Veterinary Surgeon
orrit'B-Joa. O'NeUi a elahla, corner wM-^nnrtPrif ^ ^tT^^Um
M0NTF0RDSBACON, M D^Physician, Surgeon, and Oculist.
specialattention jfven to the Bye, Bar *
-iiassortment of artlflrlal eye*.
'*v^ k Brack A rtaner'a Htablee, Lower Main
Hire** Telepboae No \W
Lateof Webeter lahendty, Pa Room -i Gold^Block.
amd-^Amanuensis Work.
Officewith Pnuleen A McConnell.
08Lawrence Street. Helena, M. T.^^ clean.a. ^. a'oomiau..
Mtt$n(tftrtctff to Aiihitfturai Work
Planeand epertflcadon* drawn. Work enper^rteed
OPFICK- Wilson Block. Hel^s^. Montana
BoleAgent for the
CarbolicSmoke Ball and Debel-^lator,
willgaaran'een Mire cure for rstarrh, Mt^ mi,^br^ ncbltls, hey (ever, crone, cold In the head^cured In ftfU'en mimes Free n*#te t:i\.Ti at uur^office, room Isi, over Pa* nurse drug etore, foot^of Br ad* ay. Helen*, Montana Aa- nt* we'led^In every t hy In territory Mi rerun* *i^r !*lr | head^^ache. VrU-e of hmoke Hall $i Price of l^**b^ ll^at r $1 ennt to any part ot the territory. bend^fonr cent* tor p^^tage.
Mo.:is Houlh Davie Street.
PO H v ^^^. Hel*na, M. T
Publicbuilding*, rhuefcne. and dweLitj g h'tweea^decorated In the iat^t ^t\l*
WI'lfunibh d^licne. Decorated Hon. w. A^Clarke *nd M J. Telbot'e reeldencee, Butte,
hcratchwork and Knil^oeaed Ornamentation,^patented, a ape, laity
Successof tbe Scheme Assured
IMPORTANTNOTICE:^How to Make Remittances:
e*aitby Postal Note, Express,^Money Order, New York or^Chicago Exchange or^Draft.
PBKB OF TICKET*!^^Ingle WholeTlrkcCe $5 00
Book..!',^ hole Tlrketa* 10 OO
^oh ol IO Whole I If hele40 00
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FirthTlcktle, I i earh.
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''HEMONTANA IN\ K- 1 M K T 0MPa^4Y,^Helena, Montana
Hamsd Breakfast Bacon
Smokedin Montana
Packeri.t nrere aad Snokera ^f
Qhoice, M'd'y Cu-ed Meats
\+WU:t^VtTig*ratoi- Bull'Unc.
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Bargainsin Fine Suits,
Calland See us Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
S.C. Ashby^Co.
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Common Sense^ ^Arctic^ and ^Manitoba.
Mitchell Farm and Spring Wagons,
FineCarriages, Buggies, Phaetons,
Buckboards,Road.Carts, Etc., Etc
JJailhi: Ties, .Etc.. Etc
JuHtreceived, a large Block of
ZBe~ment ^d Son's
Celebrated M Maine ^ and 41 Brown
Deere^ Co. Sulky, Gang and Walking Plows.
FINEHAND-MADE^Oarriage and H^a v ITeam Harness.
OurHtock of flue Curria^H and Huggim in tbe larfrent and mont comj lete ever^^homi in llMeua.
Afull line of Mine and Mill supplies embracing Blake 8team Punj|^e, Revere^Huhher Co. Mechanieal rqoiU, Codjdioii Seuae Whim, etc., etc.
Heudfor Circular** and Price Liat. 8teaml^f^at Block, corner of Main otreet^aud Helena aveuue.
Ranges,Stoves, Crockery,
Granite Iron, Copper and Tinware.
MarbledGlassware,Bohemian Vases,
FalnuttenGlassware,Mush and Milk Sets,
JapaneseChina,China Dinner Sets.
HavilancfsChina, Decorated and Plain
Cupsand Saucers, Salad Sets,
Aurora^ Quadruple Plated Silverware,
Haveyou ween the Finest Line of
Evening^ Party Slippers
laUndnwd Kid, Beaded, ever thowD in tbe Weet. If yon would like^to we them call on ,
F.E. GAGE ^ CO., No. 25 Upper Main St
TheWhite House Rtcptidn on Tues^^day the Most Brilliant President^Cleveland Has Yet Had.
Descriptionsof the E'egant Costumes^Worn by Mrs. Cleveland and^Other Ladies - Washington^Official Life Represented.
WASHOUT!*, JlD.I ..- White
House^t Idoui, if ever, presented a luure^brilliant pperlarle than yesterday, on tbe^oocast'tD of the president's New Year re^^ception. Vi 111 pains had beeu taken^with the decoration*, and the beautiful^^uiteof parlors where the reception was^bfld never appeared to better adVAUtave.^There wan a profusion of Howem and^plant* distributed with charminK elferto,^the cbolcetit plants beniK placed lu the^lilue parlor, where the receiving party^stood. Uut the most elatM^rate 11 ^ral deco^rations were In the Kast room, where the^vmltom spt'tit a few minub-s In mk^Is1^convemation after they had paid their re^^spects. The mantles were hanked with^Mow* ri and a festoon of gra^Hes ami terns^was Huppeiided from the chandeliers. Tall^aalasf wen aiaatal in the windows sml^^tnefffi snd tropical plants of all kind*^lined the corridor running throuuh the cen-^ter of the houMe. Ti e large divan in MM^M#1 room was oruanieiilt-d witti a beauti^^ful vast containing palms of ilitfereut huea.^Tart ot the tower Buot waa illuminated t^y^gas, but the Kuulight was given lull play in^the east tootu. Th^- weather was blight^and sunshiny, aud. lu fact, everything was^moot auspicious The reception iH-^an at^11 u'clocl;. at which time the nceiving par^ty descended the stairs and took their places^in the lilue Parlor. Aa they Appeared^in siuht the Marine band Htarted ^lUii Ut^the chief,^and continued playksi it un^til the party had taken their positions. A^passage was made for theru through the^STOW*! that had already gathered in the^house. They canu' in the follow bsf| order:^( ^^ioiiel Wilson and Lieutenat Duvall, ot^the army; the president ai.d Miss Ha)ard.^.Secretary Kayard and Mrs. Clevelard; tftao-^retary Kairchild and Mrs. Whitney; Nec-^retarv Kudirott and Mrs. Ksirchihl; Mete^tary Whitney and Mrs. Dickinson, and^Secretary \ Mas and Postmaster General^Dickinson. They took their places with^the president and Mrs. Cleveland holm^the line, then Miss Itayard, Mrs. Ksirchihl.^Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Dickinson in the^order iisrued. QffOVBfjd hehind them arete^a nuuiber of guests, including Mrs. Kol^soru, Mrs. Chief Justice Kuller, Mrs.^Sneaker Carlisle, Miss Florence Jiayard,^Miss Vilas. Miss Whitney, Mrs. Lhux-M,^Hon. HuK-h McCulloeh and wife, Mrs.^Hearst and C. P. liricUenrnlg*'.
Thepresident wore ablaok Prince Alhert^suit, with black tie. Mrs. Cleveland wore^a beautiful robe of pale pink faille, made^with round {fain. The corsage was^roundid at the u^p and had short siaevafl^t he tiont ot the skirt was draped in a^silver eiiiltroidrn-d net that had a fringe ut^bugh-s at the fi*it. On either side were^plain panels ot suit Kr^ rich gray silk, em^hroidered In a pattern ot roKrbudsIn silver.^The hack of Mie panels w as edged with^heavy Russian fur thateCHBiaaeawed at Mi^waist line and continued around the pink^trsin. The hack of the dress was prim ess^atiaype, with ^U.k f*^lua on tue waist.^fastene^l w ith pearl emhroidery. The Iront^of tlie jacket was shaped rounded and fell^over a full vest or pink silk draped^Wllh while net. The sleeves were of pink,^with short puffs edged on the arm with^pearl hands. The hody was edged with^heavy lur. Micw-re two diamond aeek^laces and a diamond star in her hair,which^wssdreased in loop* on top of her head.^Her gloves Were of a s^ ft pe.irl color.
MhlsItayard, who stood next, wore a^short dress ot h!ue hrm ade with palntetl^hod), back and front, upon whii-h wire^laid folds of gau/. '. Sprays of white lilac^adorned the hod) am! n kirtle of gan/.e was^draped about the upper part of the skirt.^The sleeves were rut to the eloow and her^hair wasdrrsMed hiuh with a blue feath'-r
Mrs.Kairehild wore a trained dress of^plain colored silk, the body cut low and lb*^train was of silk. The front was draped^with frills of lace aud the petticoat of dull^white satin. Across the front of the low^body was tied a tichu of lace, knotted at
Mrs.Whitney wore a superb gown of^white hrocade, maOc with high bodice aud^en train. Down the Iront Of the body and^skirt were folds of yellow satin and gold^embroidery. The high collar was fastened^with a th re stone diamond pin. she wore^a great diamond star In the gold einhr-iider)^of her U'dire. On her shoulder was a^large ruhy set with diamonds.
Mrs.Dickinson's dress was a pale green^silk, embroidered in silver, with a train of^the same material. The front was draped^intuilHand also the low body. She wore^a black riidsm about her throat.
Thereception proper began with the pre^^sentation of Mi^ members of the diplomatic^corps, sll Id court dress. The most sinking^coHtunu s were thoae worn by the repre^^sentatives of China. Kussia. France ar d^Core a. Hadje llassien Khoulf Khan, the^new Persian minister, attracted Mir sjejal^attention. He is the first representative of^that country accredited to the t'nlted^States. Tie column was huaded by Count^Kavla, the Italian minister. Mr. Preston,^the Ha)lian minister, who is dean of the^^era*, was prevented freei taking hla ac-
cusUunedplace at the head of the line by-^reason of pressing business which r* njured^his presence in New York. Secretary^llayard presented the diplomats to the^President and Mrs Cleveland, and then^departed to his residence to preside^at a breakfast given In their hoaor^He left th* White House lu company with^bts daughters. Col. Wilson and Lieut^Duval then took their placet near th^^president and Mrs. Cleveland and Intro^duced all who followed. The Justice-^,r^tbe supreme court, headed by Chief .fustic**^Kuller, caiue first, and were followed In^rapid succession by the judges of the court^of claims, and the Judiciary of the district^of Columbia. Nearly all the judges were^In attendance, the principal absentee bung^Justice Matthews, who is still confined to^his residence by ill health. The irftl feat^ureof the reception, the army and navy,^was probably the moat interesting of^all. Tne army officers were^first priwnted. T he patent sffli'tioo^In the family of Major General Schofield,^commanding the army, prevented hi* j r-s^ence. and the line was hearted bv Brigadier^General Wanner flttJf d^ auu brigadier^(General lient, chief of ordinance, the sen^^ior ranking officer in the city. Nearly all^the oftVera stationed In this vicinity were^present, and of course sll In full uniform.^The column of naval oflh-era was hearted^by Admiral Porter and Hear Admiral .lou-^ett Hear Admlrsl L;l and Command-^Mi Walker, M Card, Melville and Colonel^McCawley occupied places near the head^of the line.
'Ihe senators and representatives were^assigned a place ahead of the army and^navy, but were nearly all late and took^places wherever most convenient They^were less in number thsn usual. The con^gresslonsl delegation was followed cloaety^by the commissioners of the District of^Columbis. the officers of the Smithsonlsu^Institute and of the executive departments^Among these walked Assistant S cretarh ^^'I hompson and Ma)nsrd, fieri Stevenson,^fren. Knott, Assistant Secretary Hues^and Soiintor Oeneral Jenks. Librarian -p-d^ord and Commissioners Cuoley, llragg and^^ii.'tr ^ i ^ t the inter-state commerce
comndsslon.The rlos** of the ^ fticlal^Ilnea was composed of veterans of the war^of 1H44, the S A. K and members of the^o.dest Inhabitants assoc iation. So far the^reception had is-eupb d over an hour aad a^half, and the president and Mra. Cleveland^bad kt pt up a constant hand shaking. The^reception waa. however, just about half^over, as at 12:30 o'rjork the outer doors^were thrown open aud the general public^admitted. The first conws of tfate vast^crowd bad taken theplav*esat the outer^ga'es before 10 o'clock. The attendance^was larger than on any similar occasion^during the present administration.
Th*Tariff and lha Hlvar and Harbor Bin th*^Principal Points of Olacuatlon.
Washington,Jan. 2.^When the senate^met to-day these waa more than a quorum^pn sent. Amoug the petitions aud memorials^presented and referred was oue by Kd^munds from a brain h of the Woman's Re^^lief hoard of Salt Lake City, reuioustrat-^ing againat any action of congress looking^to the admission of (Ttah as a state. Kd^munds said he was happy to think there^waa not much danger of any such action at^this session, liy Hoar, to prohibit disfrau-^ctusemcut on account of sex. lly Slier^man, from the Host on hoard of trade, for^the suspension of the purchase of silver^bullion and the coinage of silver dollars.^I he senate then resumed consideration of^the tar it! bill.
Allison,going back to paragraph H4. as^to chains, moved to amend It hy reducing^the rate on chains less than three eighths^of one Inch in diameter from :t to L'cents^per pound. He stated that this was the^rate under the existing law. The amend^n.' nt was agreed to without division. Che^bill was then taken up at the point at^which It had been left when last before the^senate, schedule I, cotu n manufacturer,^the question being on the amendment of-^fereO by Vest to reduce the duty on cotton^thread, yarn, warps, etc., valued^at not excei dlilg L'.*^ Cents per pound,^tr^ in 10 cents pel pound to 7t^ per cent^advatorem. Vest confessed his objection^to a high protective tariff was the en ruious^price which the people of the west, the real^prtaiucers, had lo pay under It in order to^Increase the profits of the New Kngland^manufacturers. Stewart said he fouud the^tariff question so intimately connected^with the question of money, that he was^unable to separate the two. lie thereo|m^n^proceeded Ut read a speeeh on the subject^of silver coinage. At the close of Mew^art's up- cch Jones, of Arkau*as, read from^i he test i moii) id a cot ion manufacturer
itigia, Mr Win. II. Young, showing
(hathis n.ills had been earning average^dividends of 17 pi r cent since 1H70; that (he^Unit whs of no advantage U^ him, and it^he were to make the same class of coarse^cotton giaalH that are sold In Kngland he^could sell hem in Kngland and makegtxKl^prcit on them. Aldnch suggested that the^ranentt why the southern cotton mills paid^^nnb large dividends was that some of^them di.i not pay MN than two-^thirds of the wages to similar operatives^in New Kngland. Jones slated in reply^that the ISjnunMNI] showed the southern^operatives were content with their wages,^ami did not go on strikes, while strikes^srefnenaaaMa in New Kngland. Aldnch^said he did uot know of any cotton mill^strikes in Kliode Island In five years, and^that there had bam vet] lew strikes then'^In a generation. The debate was then con-^tluu d at some length regarding various^seciioiisof tbe country, being participated^in by Saulsbury, Morrill, Teller, Vest,^Vance, Coke, Allison, Hoar and Chandler.^Finally the bill was laid aside without ac^^tion on the pending amendment.
Thepresldiug officer laid before the^senate a message from the pr sldent In^regard t ^ correspondence on the subject of^the treaty with China that was pending^last September. The reading of themes^sage was Interrupted by Sherman, who^snntKested 'l 'M' r*'f*'rred U^ an executive^meeting. I'h m ling oili'-er lngalls said it^had been sent to the senate In legislative^session and that It would be laid on the^talc tor farther examination. Tbe senate^then adjourned.
Themessage mentioned above contained^nothing new except the translation of a^cipher message, dated Sept. 21, saying that^Chtne would not consent to ratify the^treat) unless further tune was given for^discussion id the proposition to lessen the^term ot restilt tiou.
.^iUK llOl'HB.
trotmore tuan seventy-five members^were iu attendance this morning. After^n ad lug the Journal the speaker proceeded^to call the committees tor reports, hut none^were submitted. A bill was passed grant^^ing an annual leave of absence of thirty^days to employee of the bureau of en^^graving aud printing, in place of fifteen^days. Iu consideration of the morning^hour Matson, of Indiana, called up the bill^prohibiting any agent irom recovering a^fee for seeming a MMteej on account of an^increase from the nenjalni originally^granted, or tor securing a special act ol con^^gress iu antnn where a peusiou might he
obtainedunder the general pernio lis laws.
P lers, of Kansas, offered an amend^merit afoi uling the applicant for a pension^may contract with any persou In the state^in which tbe applicant lives, to pay not ex-^enniitnn *3 for services rendered, should^the increase be uM.iwi d. The amendment^was adopted ami the bin passed. Springer,^of Illinois, Introduced a joint n solution^for the admission of An/, naand Idaho.^Referred. Mi)ers, of Texas, reported the^fortifications appropriation bill. The house^Mien went into committee of the whole on^the river ami hariHir appropriation bill.
Sowdeii,of Penris) Ivatti*,me4c an attack^upon the bill as being entravagaut aud^wasteful, and directed his criticism espe^clally against the appropriations for lin-^prov raanti |e Texas. Cram and Stewart,^of Texas, defended the committee report^anataVnorthed the national Importance of^tin* piopom d improveuient In Texas, ('rain^moved t.. increase the appropriation for^Arkansas Pass from y^5.0Uu to #1.^^7 tssi^Sowdeii objected and alter some debate the^amendment was rejected. Craln made^various endeavors to increase the appropri^^ations for Arkansas Pass, Sahiue I'assaud^fjaiveeton hariHir, nut waa in every case^roted down. Finally the committoe rose^and the house adjourned.
NationalCapital CuUinK^.
Waiiim.ion, Jan 2 ^The following^memorial was presenhd lu the senate to^^day by I^olph. and went to the cornmltUte
of.cottee ^The National Hoard of
Tradehereby resjH'ctfully memorializes^your honorable Itodh-s to continue Ut make^from time hi time ample appropriations for^Judlci-ms improvements of the principal^rivers, harbors and water wa)s, and espe^^cially to see that the important works of^improvement already begun may not so^stopped tor want id the necessary funds^for their continuance and completion,^thereby Incurring waste, damage and Ulti^^mate incressed coat of work and unneces^^sary delay In making such improvements^available. The National Hoard of Trade^hereby respectfully memorialises your hon^^orable bodies to provide immwU itely such^delenses as will la* necessai) in the event^of war to thoroughly protect our sea, gulf^aud lakecoa^t* and harbor*.
Inthe house Morrow pi* sented petitions^front the chamber of commerce, sau I ran^ctsoo, asking that the aenate tariff hill be^modulid to sfTird protection to the Cali-^fi.rnia beet sugsr.wiue and fruit Industries;^also regard in it A uieriean interest iu Samoa.
springer,of Illiuola, Introduced In the^house a joint resolution proposing a con^atitutional amendment relative to the elec^^tion of president and vice president slid^representatives In congress. It extends^the presidential term to six }f*rs, atd^rnakeg the preaident Ineligible for re^^election. It abolishes electoral Colleges^and provides for a direct vote by the peo^^ple.
Thebill Introduced to-day by Represen^^tative Springer provides an enabling act^for the admission of Ariz ma and Idaho aa^as states. The people of the two territories^are author.zed to hold e bet ions on Tues^day after the first Monday iu November^IHhH, tor the . ^ ^ :. of delegates to a roll^atitutional convention to meet the first^Wedm-adry lu January, lMtfj. The const!^tutions fraim d at those conventions are to^be voted Upon by the people of the two one^posed states on Tueadav after the first Mou-^day of November, law, aud if a majority^should be fouud In favor ot their ratlttca^Hon, authority is given e.chterrit ry to^form a state government which, however,^ohall r-main lu abe^ance until the re^^spective sta'e com tilutious shall be ap^proved by congress
Awarrunt for the pardon of llenjamln^Hopkins, cashier o' the late Fidelity hank^of Cincinnati, was mailed the warden of^the Ohio pmiteutlary at Columbus this^afternoon. Accompanying It waa an order^for Hopkins' iiuBiedtate release.
Colorado'sOutput.^Dknvkh. Jan. 1 ^The estimated output^of Colorado gold and silver mines for IHatt^was Ittt.Mi.M*. of which tS 106.119 is lo^gold. ^17.u2fi,Ai^ In silver, $^,776,562 in lead^and i 1U.M7 In oopper.
NewYork $ Governor Calls the At-^tention of the Country to^the Last Election.
The pr. -deotiai Tenure to Be In^^creased to Six Years, With But^One Term - Ex-Preaidentt to^Be Life Senators.
Ai.ban v, N. V., Jan. 2 ^The state sen^^ate yesterday was organized by the election^of J. Sloat Kassett, secretary of the repub^^lican national committee, Ut the presidency^pro tern. Fremont Cole was elected speak^^er of the assembly. The inauguration of^(iov. Hill was conducted with much cir^cumstance and display. While reading his^annual measage the governor created L .me^sensation when he employed theae words:^The uecesslty of some change In uur elec^^tion laws, whereby the recurring corrup^^tion, which has become im'idcut to our^elections may be prevented Is lin^perative. It Is believed the last^pn Mdentinl election waa the most corrupt^ot any in the history of the t nited Male*,^so tar as the direct use ol money is con^^cerned in influencing electors, and putdic^sentiment la naturally awakened to ihe^desirability of some relief. The peculiar^causes which induced this immense corrup^lion are apparent. Anxiety to aubserve^selfish and private advantage rather than^the general inteiest ot the public naturally^to a campaign being conducted upon
businessprinciples, whereby it Is asserted^electors were bought and Kold like goods^aud chattels in opt u market. It is claimed^that at leant $ 100,000 were expended in the^tweiii) fourth and sixtieth congressional^districts lu this state In efforts made there^to elect congressmen and U^ secure the^electors believed to be favorable to the MaV^icy of fostering private Interests. So sue^cessful have (M en the recent efforts ai nn^raiding the ballot, that good dtlsettl are^led to doiibt whether the tree scnltineuts ot^the people may not continue to la* nullified^by corruption whenever it appears the m^terests of the people contlict w hit those in^terested monopolies, who, profligate of^their money, are intent upon resisting all^interference with their selfish deiuatids.^(Iov. Hill recommends that by joint resolu^^tion the legislature urge congress to adopt^institutional amendments regarding the^presidential term,and a provision for ex pre^sideuts. tiov. Ilih's recommendations are:^First, that the term of office of preaideui^and vice president be six yearn; second,^that the president shall he ineligible for re^^election: third, that the presldeut shall im^^mediately, upon tbe t * pi rat ion of hln term,^become a member of the Cuited States sen^^ate fur life, and receive an appropriate^salary. This amendment shall appl^ to all^living ex presidents.
Rapubllcanaof Colorado Namo tha Man Who^Will nuccaad eanator Bowan
Dknveh,Col., Jan. 2.^ The seventh gen^^eral assembly of the stale ef Colorado con^vened at noon to day. Hon. H. H. Kddy^was chosen npeaker of the house, and M^H. Carp* titer president pro tern of tin- sesj^ate. iMdh houses then adjourned uuui to^morrow. The republican members held a^senatorial caucus benight to decide wuo^would be the next United state* i smntof^from Colorado lo succeed .^eiialor Tom^liowen.
Thecaucus adjourned at |Ja\ The first^ballot reaulUd as follows: I, W. Wolodt,^45; Thos. M. liowen, 15; 11. A. W. Tabor, 1.^1 he legislature will meet In joint session^lo formally choose the senator on the 15th^inst. Tin- nomination of VYoh-oit is con^nhlered a grent triumph for the )oung N^publicans of the state, an he is but 4o fntsffl^of Kg^. He wan lought hitt*Tly by a com^blnation composed of ex-Senator Tats^r,^ex-ttov. Kvaus, Senator liowen, Congress-^uian Symes, Dr. Moore ami .lodge Klbert.^In the tight, however, Mr Vfolen t hul the^fnemlstnp of Senator Henry M. Teller.
Lanni.no,Mich., Jan. 2. The legislature^nf 18KV convened tonlay. At a lepuldicau^caucus lo night James McMlllau, ol [^^^^troit, wan nominated by acclamation to^succeed Senator Calmer.
AroiNiA, Me., Jan. 2.^The Joint re^pub I lean eaueue to night reuoiuinautl Hon.^VV. 1*. Krye for senabir by acclamation.
MandaraonAll Right.^Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 2. A letter has^been s. ni to Senator Manderson, signed hy^103 of the republican members of the Neb^raska legislature, saying Ills entirely un^necessary for htm U^ come to Nebraska lo^look alter his fences, that fie will he the^unanimous choice of the repunilcau party^and would be elected by an overwhelming^majority.
SanKmantihco, Jan. 2.^From suit^brought here It appears that Charles K^Merle, president of the California Hone^Meal Fcrtlli/T company, and hn-al agent^for Fairbanki A Co , of Chicago, who tils-^appeared last week, Uw\ caused an over-^Issue of 250 shares of the fertilizer com^^pany's stork. Frederick Silliuari, Jr .holds^ceiiiticates for a hundred and ten shaie^ iaj^this over Issue for which he claims to have^advanced 92 SOU to Merle. Stllruan has^brought suit to recover his money from the^company. The remainder ot the over^lsnue is not aceouuied for, hut fifty nharen^are baJd by President Welch, of the Amen^can Sugar Refinery. The Mrentofl of ttie^lioiie Meal company held a meeting and^according to the books it appears their ha
bllttiesWere but $1,400. A committee of
three,was app dnted to Investigate the^affairs of the company and to rcpori as^^^. ,-i as ptissible. One of the officers of the^company gave It as his opinion that Merle^had committed suicide br avoid arrest.
ThaBaal Flahariss
Wasiiinotun,Jan. 2 Senator Hoar to^^day introduced a resolution, which was^ailopted. asking the prudent to transmit^to cougreaa any correspondence hail with^Ureal Britain concerning the seal fisheries^near Itehrlng Straits, especially as to the^seizure of any vessel of the I 'uiu-d States^or other country, and what regulations^governing the fisheries had been adopted^by thin government. There have been^arid are stilt widespread complaints of un^just discrimination made against American^veasela, that while they are not permuted^to take aeals nut at sea, which Is pertectly^proper and right, no Interference in made^with the operation of vesaels of other^countries particularly those of Great^Itrltalu,and he wantedbi know why.
FatalQuarrsl About a Farm.
NkwOhmcann, Jan. 2. ^A special to^the Picayune from Alrerdeeu, Miss., says^This evening, near Fentress, Frank and^James Coleman quarreled with Charles^and William belay, about the possession^of a farm, and the quarrel ended In a bat^^tle between the parties with double bar^^reled shotguns. In which Frank Coleman^and Charles Delay were instantly killed.^After the guns were emptied the survivors^engaged each other In a hand-to-hand con-^Un In which James Coleman waa wound^^ed In the head and William Delay badly^wounded In the thigh. Two slaters of the^Delays, who had appeared ou the scene^during the melee, were alao wounded.
MoMam'tChancaa Go d
Ciikaoo, Jan. X.^Colonel Kroadwater,^of Montana. Is in the city. He has received^word from Senaurr Mitchell, of Oregon,^tliat Montana and the other territories ex^^cept ( tab and New Mex'co will likely be^admitted this session.
aConvention Oaing Hold at Washington Car-^dlnal Qlbbont' *ovic^ to tha Dslegalca.
Wasuinoton, Jan, 2 ^The national^e invention of Colored Catholics, composed^of delegates from nearly all the colored^Catholic churches and societies throughout^the country, began lis sessions yesterday^In St. Augustine's Colored Catholic church^In this city. Kvery seat In the church was^occupied, when, at 10:30 o'clock, Father^Talton, of Quincy, Hi., the only colored^Catholic priest at present In the United^States, began the celebration of solemn^high masa. Immediately In front of and^beneath the pulpit sat his eminence, Car^^dinal ttibbons, wno delivered the sermon.^He was clad iu the scarlet robe of bis^office. At the conclusion of his sermon^theCardiual welcomed the delegates. ^This^gather!ng,^said he, ^will mark an era in the^history of the colored people at the I'm ted^States, for never before had the colored^Catholics of the country met In conven^^tion. Be trusted thai the dclilteratlooe of^the convention would be marked hy mod^^eration and discretion. The actions or the^convention would he wau-hed by the coun^^try, not with the kindly eyes ot friendship,^but with the sharp ones of criticism, lie^suggested that the convention discuss the^education of children. A religious educa^^tion wan necessary to the life of tic repuh^lie.^ Temporary organization was effected^by choosing Win. U Smith preaident.
Atto-day's session Daniel II. Kudd, of^Ohio, was elected president, and Lincoln^Valla, Missouri, and I Htlllerd, of Miurie-^aota. vice presidents. A resoluflou of^greeting ami asking the Holy Father's^blessing was ordered sent to the poper.
Fraadmenat Phlladalphia Llsian to Frad Doug^^lass on tha Naada of tha Raca
l*ti11.aikitiiia, Jan. 2.-The celebra^tUui of the first quartet of a century of^emancipation from slavery began here this^afternoon. Many of thoae present were of^the freed race, ami they listened intently.^Uev. H. F. Lee, ex-president of the Wither-^force university, and now edlbir of the^Christian Recorder, and Kev. Dr. U, J.^Al.en, secretary of the Freedinan's board^of the I'rcsbyterlau assembly, spoke at^length. Hon. Fred Douglass objected to^calling the southern question a negro prob^bin, because it whs untrue, misleading,^and had a tendency lo obstruct the path of^duty and truth. I he question was not of^tee negro, bul the nation. Whether the^American people tn the light of the mne-^tbenth century have virtueenough In them^toadjust the action of the nation lo the^fundamental principles nf the declaration^of Independence and the constitution of the^United states. Douglass said slavery^still exists in the south. A negro lalHirer^works ou a plantation for month and^Is paid In orders on stores kept In almost^every Instancy by the man the negro worgs^for and the prices el'arged are double what^they should tie. The laborer scarcely svet^sees dollars of real money. What the^south wanted aud must have was to he^made to understand that there was a fmwer^La Use country to make all sections of It^comply wilh the demands of tbe const I tu^Hon of the I mi. d S ates.
ThaOompromlso Batwasn tha aurlln(ton and^tha Englnaara Not Yal Agraad Upon.
Ciikaoo, Jan. 2.^ Chairman A. II. Cave^^rn r, of the general grievance couiuittb ei f^the llrotherhmaj of Knglneers, says fhe^brotherhood was never more earnest in Its^support of the fturliiigton s'rlkers. Still^the fact Is recognised that they have got^the worst of If, and are willing to settle the^matter It the company will only make tea^aonaoneeaestona, if this in not done,
serioustronbte will follow and the strike^he extended to roads which have black^lilted Un- Hurliiigton stnki rs.
TheDaily News, in an interview with^Cavancr, says: In case the ISnrlUaffton^com pa y refuses their overtures for a set^Heine nt, the brotherhood will make an^extremely radical move. He admits
thatthe antaferenee nf engineers' from
allthe western roads last week was^commit ring thin matter. Cavaner sa)s^they have consulted flit* best legal talent
inthentry. Tnti is understood to be
Col,Robert (I. Ingemolt It is believed^this foreshadows a sirike on all western^and southwestern roads which connect^with ami feed the li'jrluigtou, If all the^present negotiations tall.
Ifwas understood ihe conference he^Iwi imi the engineers' committee and ofTlcials^of the Iturllngton road would he resumed^to day, but on account ol pressure of buil
nessupon the railroad ufflcnra, incidental to^the opening of a new year, it was eoetnonnd^till to-morrow. No blot could he obtained^from t lie i ailroad people as to whether they^had decided U) r^ i ct or accept the ttfonnet Q^compromise. Chairman *'sveiier. of the^engineers' commMh e, seemed ansMent,^notw ihstsiidirig his sggresslve attitude,^that the whole metier would be settled^amicably.
Ci.kvki.amp, Jan. 2^Chief KnglroMT^Arthur, when shown the dispatches from^Chicago rnnortti g me status of llurllngton^all iirs, saui he had no direct advices from^the conference eommlttne, and would not^express an opinion. He waa, however, of^opinion that Chairman Cavener had not^made the radical statements' attributed to^him regarding the possible tying up of the^Hurliiigton'* eooneetloni and feeders lu^the event of failure to reach a settlement.
NkwVniiK, Jan. li. A ^|^eclal to the^Mail and Kintnej from I'ort au Prince,^dated Den moer htj saya: ^Articles In the^Haytiau newspapers coutaln furious^threats against Thompson, minister of the^Lulled States to Haytl. Many Americans^h**. e been arrested, both men and women.^The American consulate Is filled with refu^gnes. Ilippoiytes army Is marching on^this city (Vort au-Prlnce). I Interviewed^LaatunM to-day. He said he would fhow^no clemency to foreigners who tnt^ n.-r-^with llaytian p^dltlcs. Legitime stat*d to^me he wou'd shoot one hundred If neces^^sary. The excitement here Is Intense, and^the Americans at Port au Prince, are In^great d inger
inn gard to the published reports of 111^feeling against Americans tn Haytl, Minis^^ter Preston states the reports are uufound^ed. He says, however, it is not ^errain the^little republic will pay the $200,000 claim^of the rutted States for damages; that^there may tie a counter claim put tn.
Nai'I.ks,Jan 2 A reception was given^to tiladatune at the municipal palace to^^day. All the members of the cour ell were^present to greet the great Kngllsh states^mih, who upon his arrival at the palace^was received with military honors. The^syndic, on tadialf of the city, welcomed^Gladstone and thanked htm for his past^services to Italy, and especially to Naples.^Uladabdie, who was deeply moved, made a^brief response.
TbeReforms publlshe^ au Interview^with Gladstone, In which he repudiates the^Idea that Ireland under home rule would^i^- come a papal InRtruiiicut. In support of^his belief (iladsbuie instanced the fact that^the Irish nad chosen Protestants as their^political leaders, beginning with Parti- II.^In regard to the Papal question, his views^had not changed. He considered the pos^^session of temporal power hy the Pope as^Incompatible with the unity and liberty of^Italy.
KiirainMaana Sualnaaa
Ciikaoo, Jan. i^Parson Davles, who^returued to this city to-day, said: ^I left^Mitchell and Kllralu lu St. Louis. Next^week I shall go with them to Buffalo.^Troy, Albany and other eastern towns. So^far we have made good money, and I ain^g'ad of tt. There Is no truth In the rumor^that Ktlraln woul tight Jackson, for 1 saw^him late Monday night and he told me that^if Sullivan did not come up to the mark^with in in he would ugbt Jackaon, to show^be meant business.
DisastrousWreck of Freight Trains^On the Montana Union and Mon^^tana Central Railways.
IcyRails in Silver Bow Canyon Make^It Impossible to Control a Train^^Passenger Travel Greatly De^^layed^At the Smelter.
Butts,Jan. 2.^[Special to tbe Inde-^prndent.] ^ the unfortunate Montana^Union road had a serious accident near^Williams' wood camp, between 7 and 8^o'clock this morning, when twu trains^were telescoped, demolishing two locomo^^tives and destroying fourteen freight care.^No on** was Injured. Accordiug to a state^^ment of au engineer, the accident was due^to ihe defectiveness of the air hrakee. Ko-^gtneer Shutter was running a north bound^traiu of twenty six Moutaua Central cars,^loaded with curd wood. When In Silver^llow canyon, about fourteen miles from^lu re, the train ran aud slipped along the^Icy rails with great rapidity, so that tt be^^came unmanageable. The engineer ap^^plied the air brakes, which would not^cbi ck tbe t rain before It arrived at the^switch at Williams' station. Engineer^Miutter realized the situation aud jumped^otf, aa did the hrakeman aud conductor;^also the engtueer and men ou the opposite^train. Just as the Hutte bound engine^was switching off the north bound^train ran into and telescoped both^traius, piling the cars on top of each other^In a prnajtseuous manner. One of the^engines demolished belongs to the Union^Paclttc. Mu|^erliiteiideui Dickinson left for^the. scene soon alter on a wrecking train.^The blockade greatly impeded trains from^moving In all directions, and traffic, partic^^ularly fur passenger*, has been wretched^all day. The wreck was cleared about six^o'clock benight. Tat passeugers on tbe^morning Helena express arrived at about^11 o'clock to-night in the caboose. Nof^^wlthatanding this disaster, trains for Ana^^conda are being rapidly moved. A train^containing thirl} live cars of ore was re-^reived si the Mueller at about half past^twelve o'clock to-ulgbt. Work has been^resumed In the upper works smelter.
BllUnejSV Jan a.^[Special to the hide^pcndodt. | Monday night tbe Webb^(tuarda, Moutaua inllltia, gave their first^annual ball, at which were present a num^^ber unequalled by any previous entertain^^ment ot its kind in Killings and comprised^of many of the prominent citizens of tbe^place. The hall w as elegantly decorated^with flags and hunting, and general good^humor prevailed, winch enhanced the en^^joy ment ot all. Dancing was kept up UU^an early hour, and all departed expressing^themselves as having enjoyed a most p.eae-^ant evening.
Anovel sight whs presenbd when the^weat hound passei ger pulh-d in this morn^^ing, by twen.y live of the young men of^the town, armed w ith cow hella and jing-^lers, w ho conveyed to their new home In a^cutter, a newly wedded pair who stepped^otf the train, thu^ expressing their cordial^welcome to one ot their number, who has^entered upon a lile ol wt-ddid bliss.
Theeclipse of the sun was total here,^l Mist i valloiis were taken by several peo^^pie, which will be forwarded to the proper^authorities^
Qr*atPajaj Nawa
tiKKATKai.lh. I)e\ 2 ^ (Special to the^Independent ] The l^oard of trade this^evening re elected 1 K t'olliiis president,^('has. Wegner was elected vice preatdeut^aud Judge Mace secretary. Steps were^taken to promote an annual fair and race^meeting in Cascade county ami lo stock the^upper Missouri with fish.
Thehouse which was in course of com^^pletion as a residence for Hon. T. K Col^^lins took tire early yesterday ton noon, and^was burned to the ground. The losa was^nearly covered hy insurant's. The origin^ol tin fire is unknown. The house would^have been au ornament to tin* town, and^the fire li consequently regarded as a pub^^lic loss.
TheMissouri legislature met yesterday.
Thecommittee In charge of the Gen. U.^S. ^ rrant monument project here has closed^the competition of artists for designs for a^memorial ol the dead soldier.
AllSt LNls flouring nulls except one^rload down yesterday, under an agreement^entered Into by llo- Millers' association at^the late convention at Milwaukee.
SentinelWilkes, a hay stallion six years^old, baa been sold by W. II. Crawford to^W. C France, the owner of K^*d Wilkes,^tor *^_.^^.He Is bjT George Wilkes, dam^by Sentinel.
TheLoudon Chronicle's Vienna corres-^spond'Utsays the Hungarian maize ring^s\ ndtcate has collapsed, having but 3,000,.^000 florins. Maize may be bought tor half^what the syndicate paid.
Johnllenniker lleaton, M P., will visit^tbe United States early this year lie ex^^pects to appear before cougreaa In advocacy^of ocean penny postage. He has figures to^show how It Is pertectl^ feasible.
Theputdic accounts of the Dominion for^Ho* fiscal year IHh7 h ^how the gross debt^Increased during (be year from i. 1*^7 rtjn^to S2H4 BIS H41. There was increase in the^coat of nearly every branch of th^ public^service.
Allthe dies, numbering between HOD and^WOO, uaed during the year 1HHH iu the United^states mint, at Ptuladelph a, have been de^^stroy ed, under the direction n* Superin^^tendent Kox, In the presence of the chief^coiner and assay er.
lioulangerheld a reception last evening^which was very largely atteuded. In re^^ply to an addreas from the patriotic League^lioulanger expr- aaed confidence that Paris^would select him to the chamber of depu^^ties, special detectives wab'hed the houa^^ami MiS notes of those who viaited tha^general.
Blownto Piacat.^N'oHHisTowN, Pa., Jan. A horrible^accident occurred veiteruay two miles from^Sonneytown, this county. Two young^men named Krb and Shoecker, employed^at Miller's dynamite factory, were at work^tn Swamp Creek, near tbe factory, mixing^the ingredients of dynamite. It la supposed^tu mixing the atuif the proper proportions^were not placed therein, and as a result an^explosion ensued. The man were blown^to pieces and fragments of their lie- h scat^^tered ^ r a a i area. None of tbe fac^^tory building* were Injured, though fhe^shock was felt in houses two miles from^the scene._^
Cauaadby Ovaratudv.
Ci.KVELAMti,O , Jan. a^Miss Mary B.^Sherman, of Wakeman, O , a member of^tbe freshman class at Oberlin college, shot^and killed herself at her boarding place^this afternoon. Overstudy Ls assigned aa^the cause.

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